Chapter 1183: Threat
“The Saints’ Fruit? What’s that?” The Heavenly Enchantress uncertainly asked.
“The Saints’ Fruit is a sacred item of the continent. It is a treasure that belongs to us humans…” The sixth elder possessed an extremely detailed understanding of the fruit. What he knew was no less than the great elders of the protector clans. He explained everything he knew regarding the fruit to the Heavenly Enchatress.
“Woah, it’s that powerful. A heavenly resource that can actually let a Saint King become a Saint Emperor.”
Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue immediately cried out when they heard about the heaven-defying nature of the fruit. They were amazed and Qin Qin was not an exception either. She too was stunned.
The Heavenly Enchantress thought as she shifted her gaze, “No wonder I felt a presence that seemed like a Saint Emperor appear in a direction far away. It covered the entire continent. I had originally thought that a new Saint Emperor had appeared on the Tian Yuan Continent, but I never thought that it was actually just the commotion of the Saints’ Fruit.”
“It’s a pity that I was in the Ancient Medicine Village back then and it just happened to be a vital moment in the refinement of the Heaven’s Heart Lotus. I could only watch over the refinement in order to guarantee that no accidents occurred, or I definitely would have went to have a look.”
The Heavenly Enchantress looked at the sixth elder and continued, “Sixth elder, are you saying that the Saints’ Fruit can truly make Xiao Bao undergo a rebirth, allowing him to overcome his current situation?”
“The Saints’ Fruit is a unique item of the world. Its wonders and powerful effects are beyond doubt. I think only the Saints’ Fruit will be able to help the boy if even a ten-thousand-year-old heavenly resource is useless to him. It’s just… sigh.” The sixth elder stopped talking and shook his head rather helplessly.
“Sixth elder, it’s just what?” The Heavenly Enchantress stared at the sixth elder as she became rather anxious.
“It’s just that it already has an owner now, and the owner is no ordinary person. Even the ten protector clans can’t do anything to him, so obtaining the fruit is impossible,” the sixth elder sighed. He could not help but think of the rumors regarding the person in question.
“I must say that he really is an unprecedented genius. Not only is he a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master, he’s climbed to an extremely great level as a fighter as well,” the sixth elder sighed emotionally inside and his emotions became rather mixed.
The Heavenly Enchantress’ expression remained the same. An expert that even the ten protector clans could do nothing to was not enough to waver her mental state. She inquired, “Sixth elder, just who is this person? Is it the human Saint Emperor, or is it a Saint Emperor of the Beast God Continent?”
“None of them.” The sixth elder shook his head, “This person is young. He’s only become famous in recent years. Shangguan Mu’er, you spend most of your time on the island and rarely set foot on the continent. You definitely wouldn’t know this person. His name is Jian Chen.”
A gleam of light flashed through the Heavenly Enchantress’ eyes and she immediately responded with a different expression.
“What? This person is called Jian Chen? Surely he isn’t the master Jian Chen we know!” Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue immediately stood up in shock.
Qin Qin became shocked as well. She immediately pulled out a scroll from her Space Ring and unrolled it. She asked, slightly emotional, “Esteemed Radiant Saint Master, please see whether it’s this person or not.”
To no surprise, on the scroll was an image of Jian Chen. The image was extremely well drawn. It seemed realistic, as if he was present with them.
Qin Qin had drawn the image when she was in the Tianqin clan, and she had kept it ever since.
“Yes, it’s him. D- do you know Jian Chen?” This time, the person shocked was the sixth elder. His opinion of Qin Qin underwent a change. He had never thought that the lady who was not in possession of much strength would be carrying around an image of Jian Chen, and from how realistic the drawing was, he was certain that the artist had met Jian Chen before and had spent quite a lot of time together.
“Ah! It really is master Jian Chen! Since when did master Jian Chen become so powerful, where even the ten protector clans can’t even touch him?” Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue’s mouths hung agape as disbelief flooded their faces.
The Heavenly Enchantress stared blankly at the person in the image while her emotions became extremely mixed. She struggled to remain calm inside.
Very soon, the Heavenly Enchantress shifted her gaze from the drawing and her eyes became cold again. After thinking a little, she said, “I’ll visit the Tian Yuan Continent immediately. Sixth elder, thank you for your assistance. Would you like to stay on the island for a little longer, or would you like to return to the continent with me?”
“It’s better if I return to the continent. Many experts have become heavily injured from the fight over the fruit before, so many Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters have been whisked away by various large clans. Right now, the union is in need of manpower, so I should return,” replied the sixth elder.
In Lore City, the Bright Moon Divine Hall had shrunken to roughly a hundred meters long and wide, but it continued to hang in the air. The atmosphere of the Changyang clan had clearly become rather grim. There were many more guards on patrol, and the experts hidden on the estate had increased by several fold compared to any other day.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao had made a full recovery with the origin energy of a Radiant Saint Master, but he lived in deep sorrow right now. His mind was somewhere else everyday, and he was extremely gloomy.
Everything that had happened in the protector clan before played through his head like a brand-new memory, severely affecting him. It left behind an irremovable scar in his heart. The protector clan was his home. It was the place he had grown up, so he had many attachments to it. However, he knew that it would probably be impossible for him to return again now.
Changyang Zu Yeyun stayed beside Changyang Zu Yunxiao, but she did not comfort him. All she did was sit quietly beside him. She no longer longed for her son ever since Changyang Zu Yunkong’s return, filling in the gap within her mind. Her soul was strengthening everyday, and she was about to break through to Saint King.
Jian Chen did not tell anyone else about what had happened in the protector clan. He did not even reveal the matter to his parents. He even made up a lie to them. After all, the matter had really been blown out of proportion by this time. It was not as simple as offending a protector clan. It was offending a group of ancestors with shocking seniority over Changyang Ba and the others. He did not want his parents worrying over this.
Jian Chen, You Yue, and Tie Ta gathered in the most majestic hall within the Changyang clan.
Jian Chen had now made a complete recovery from his wounds. He wore luxurious robes with gold lining, like the young master of a large clan.
“Jian Chen, the Changyang clan has gone too far to treat you like that. It’s fortunate that my master contacted me when you were in danger, or…” You Yue was furious. She felt lingering fear when she thought of Jian Chen’s situation and secretly rejoiced that she had made it in time.
“I will be taking revenge for this sooner or later,” Jian Chen said emotionally and rather hoarsely. An extremely powerful killing intent was hidden inside him. This time, he really was almost doomed. If You Yue had not arrived in time with the Bright Moon Divine Hall, the outcome would have been unthinkable. He would definitely not have been able to keep the Saints’ Fruit he had spent a tremendous effort to obtain.
“Now that Tie Ta’s identity has been revealed, I think Changyang Qing Yun and the others will definitely do something about it,” Jian Chen gruffly said. The light in his eyes flickered with uncertainty.
“Jian Chen, let’s get Tie Ta to hide within the Bright Moon Divine Hall. The toughness of the structure is incomparable to other divine halls. Even the experts of the ten protector clans won’t be bold enough to step into it recklessly,” suggested You Yue. She had gained some understanding from Jian Chen regarding Tie Ta’s identity.
“Young master, there is a secret letter for you!”
At this moment, a guard’s voice rang from outside.
“Come in,” Jian Chen ordered.
The door was gently opened and a guard entered with his head down. He carried a sealed letter. He directly delivered it to Jian Chen’s hand.
Jian Chen’s face immediately sank when he read it. Clenching his hand, strands of Chaotic Force actually surged out, and with a bang, the letter was blown apart into dust.
“Jian Chen, what did the letter say that’s made you so angry?” You Yue asked in concern. Some worry filled her face as well.
Jian Chen slowly released his grip and gently sipped a mouthful of tea in a composed manner. He slowly answered, “It’s from Changyang Qing Yun. He said that if I want to keep Tie Ta’s identity a secret, I need to hand over the Saints’ Fruit, or he’ll call on the experts of the Tian Yuan Continent and Beast God Continent to hunt Tie Ta down together.”