Chapter 1201: Distributing Monster Cores
Jian Chen was extremely satisfied. He said, “I guarantee that you will definitely not halt at the level of a Heaven Saint Master but at the level of a Saint Ruler, or even the godlike cultivation level in your eyes, Saint King. However, remember that you are not only loyal to me, you are also loyal to the Flame Mercenaries at the same time. You are a member of the Flame Mercenaries, and you will become their protector gods in the future.”
“Captain, we can forget our names but we will never forget your orders,” a person with a large mustache exclaimed from the group. He was in high spirits and his eyes were brimming with a confident belief.
Jian Chen revealed a smile. He also felt extremely proud when he saw the lively group since he had personally nurtured all of them. He had groomed them from low-level mercenaries who struggled to make a living daily on the Tian Yuan Continent to the experts before him now.
However, Jian Chen had also paid a great price in order to create a group like this. Whether it was heavenly resources, monster cores, cultivation methods, or battle skills, he had used everything he could without holding back. Even organizations as powerful as ancient clans would not have been able to make such an investment. At the same, he had even went to the divine realm of the sea realm to collect divine water of the world specifically for them, just to make up for their innate deficiencies that prevented them from reaching Saint Ruler.
At this moment, Jian Chen pulled out another Space Ring and passed it to Kai Er. He said, “There are two hundred Class 6 Monster Cores, thirty Class 7 Monster Cores, a Saint Tier cultivation method, and Heaven Tier Battle Skills in there. Split it with those who are in need.”
Jian Chen was willing to pay whatever price to get the group to reach his anticipated target of strength as soon as possible. The Flame Mercenaries were in too great of a need for their own powerful force.
“Yes, captain!” Kai Er excitedly accepted the Space Ring. Even his hand that held the ring trembled. His heart surged inside when he thought about all the monster cores inside the ring.
“Cultivate well. Once you become Saint Rulers, you can leave here and go to the outside world.” Jian Chen did not stick around for long. He left the artifact space after adding that.
At the Changyang clan, it had been less than half a day since he had returned from the Heaven’s Incense School. Almost all the high class monster cores had been split up other than the Class 8 and 9 Monster Cores. Only twenty of the sixty Class 7 Monster Cores remained, two hundred of the six hundred Class 6 remained, and relatively more Class 5 Monster Cores remained, sitting at two thousand five hundred.
Afterward, Jian Chen requested Changyang Zu Yunxiao to create a Space Gate, proceeding to Flame City with You Yue.
Jian Chen and You Yue quietly passed through the palace-like city lord’s estate in the center of the city, heading toward a heavily-guarded study room.
Jian Chen used his powerful abilities as a Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler to ensure that none of the many experts hidden in the surroundings discovered him, allowing him to enter the study silently.
It was a very large and extravagant study, covering a surface area of several hundred square meters. The faint, unique smell of books lingered in the air. Right in the center of the room sat a woman in white robes, whose attention was completely focused on the book in her hands. She only seemed to be twenty years of age and possessed a lovely appearance. Her glossy, black hair was kept in a coil with an exquisite pin. The hairpin shone with faint purple light. It had been crafted from invaluable purple gold. She possessed a ruler’s presence that could only appear after maintaining a position of authority for many years.
On the two sides of the desk stood a man and a woman. They were both Heaven Saint Masters, silently protecting the woman who read there.
At this moment, the door to the room opened silently. Jian Chen and You Yue walked in side by side. Without any additional movements, the door closed automatically, but there was no sound during the entire process.
The two Heaven Saint Masters kept an eye in the direction of the entrance, so they discovered Jian Chen and You Yue as soon as they walked through the door. Their gazes immediately sharpened, and just when they wanted to call out, they discovered that the space surrounding them had instantly frozen, and they were completely immobilized. They could not even speak.
The lady at the desk sensed nothing. She was completely drawn in by the book, and only when You Yue arrived before the desk and knocked on it did the lady suddenly realize their were guests. However, she became stunned when she saw Jian Chen and You Yue who had suddenly appeared and then rejoiced. She immediately put down her book and arrived before You Yue, grabbing her hands in a close manner. She excitedly said, “Brother, sister Yue’er, you’ve come! Why didn’t you send someone to inform me first?”
You Yue smiled, “Sister Lian’er, we wanted to give you a surprise, so we came to visit you without notifying you. I hope you haven’t become unhappy because of this.”
Bi Lian pouted and said in some displeasure, “Brother, sister, there’s not enough time for me to be happy with your arrival, so how can I be unhappy?” Bi Lian arrived by Jian Chen’s side and grabbed his other arm. She looked at him hopefully and said, “Brother, you’re the captain of the Flame Mercenaries. Shouldn’t you stay for a little longer now that you’ve come to your own territory?”
“I might have to disappoint you then. I’ve come for a certain matter this time, so I’ll have to leave very soon,” Jian Chen smiled.
Bi Lian immediately became dejected, but she knew that her brother had been running all over the place over the last few days. He indeed had a lot of matters do deal with, so she did not insist on him staying.
“Hmph, aren’t you having it too easy as the captain? You throw such a big burden onto your sister, yet you don’t bother with it at all yourself. All you do everyday is travel and play.” At this moment, an old voice rang out from outside. The door then opened and Bi Hai walked in with his arms behind his back.
Bi Hai had originally stayed at the bottom of Mercenary City with Huang Tianba, but he worried about Bi Lian’s safety, so he had returned to Mercenary City.
Jian Chen and You Yue greeted Bi Hai as juniors, and Jian Chen then rebuked, “Great-grandfather, I must disagree with what you said toward the end. I haven’t been traveling and playing. I have been dealing with important matters instead.”
“I don’t care if you have important matters to attend to or if you’re running around playing. You better free up your sister soon, so she can break free from this mess and focus on cultivation. Otherwise, it’ll interfere with her future.” In Bi Hai’s eyes, the Flame Mercenaries were nothing. He cared more about Bi Lian’s personal strength. Even if someone managed to unite the entire continent one day, they would pass away without long if they did not possess absolute strength. Personal strength was far more important than anything else.
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