Chapter 1248: Arrival of the Worldly Ebb
“Hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall, are you intending to trespass the territory of my Sea Goddess Hall?” Just as he hesitated, an icy-cold voice rang out from up ahead. A figure surrounded by blue light silently appeared opposite of him. Her figure was blurred, but she was clearly a woman. She stood exactly ten meters away in the territory of the Sea Goddess Hall, facing the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall.
“Hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall, I never thought that you’d arrive so quickly. You’ve appeared as soon as I’ve arrived at the border. Are you really that afraid of me entering your territory?” The hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall heavily questioned. The woman coated in blue light right in front of him was the Saint Emperor of the Sea Goddess Hall. He had not expected her to arrive so quickly.
“She’s probably discovered me long ago and probably set off at the same time as I left the Heaven’s Spirit Hall. It’s fortunate that I didn’t act irrationally in my anger. If I had accidently entered the Sea Goddess Hall’s territory, it would have been troublesome. I would obviously be fearless if I was in my peak condition, but my soul was just injured and my strength was greatly affected. I’m definitely not this woman’s opponent if we really do start fighting,” the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall thought in relief.
“There is a clear agreement between the three territories among the sea realm. All those who are part of the halls cannot trespass in the territory of the others, and even emperors must follow this agreement. Hall master, I hope you do not break this agreement,” said the hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall coldly.
The hall master’s face sank, “Of course I know. I may have come to the boundary between the two halls, but I am still in the territory of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall. I have not formally entered your lands, so I have not broken the agreement.” With that, the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall disappeared with a sway. He had already left with extremely great speed, returning to the Heaven’s Spirit Hall.
“Hmph, I’ll let you live a few more days, Jian Chen. I’ll definitely return your action of wiping out my clone by a thousand fold,” thought the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall viciously.
The hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall watched him leave as her lips slowly curled into a smile. Joy appeared on her face as she celebrated the suffering of the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall. She murmured, “Jian Chen sure is skillful, to be able to destroy one of his clones. You’ve made me worry for nothing. However, the hall master of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall has suffered greatly this time. It’ll be very difficult for him to recover in a short amount of time with that injury to his soul.
“Hmph, did he really think that he could deceive everyone by secretly coming here with a clone and trying to control Jian Chen without anyone noticing? He doesn’t know that I have half of her majesty the sea goddess’ legacy…”
In the blink of an eye, another few days passed. During that period of time, it was extremely calm in the Turtle clan. Jian Chen had handed over all the miscellaneous matters to the elders to deal with while he remained in the room to cultivate. He did not take a single step out and had only gave a rough direction in regards to the development of the Turtle clan. He handed all the authority to the elders for that after giving his rough idea.
During that period of time, the Tao family maintained an extremely low-profile. The activity of the clan members also became minimal. They were not willing to try their luck just in case they came across the Turtle clan. At the same time, the Turtle clan did not provoke the Tao family purposefully. Both sides knew that their opponents had a divine hall, so they could not be defeated. They were unable to do anything to each other and, hence, were locked in a stalemate. If they went overboard and caused their opponents to go on a wild slaughter, they would only be able to helplessly watch as their opponents hid in their divine hall.
As a result, the Tao family and Turtle clan actually came to a rare ceasefire, but still maintained their weariness of each other.
Jian Chen remained seated in the room of the Turtle clan as he cultivated. Since he cultivated the Chaotic Body, he absorbed monster cores extremely quickly. The speed at which he absorbed them was incomparable to regular people. The number of empty monster cores stacked in the corner of the room had already neared a thousand, basically forming a small hill.
“Jian Chen, the worldly ebb is about to erupt. Make your final preparations immediately…”
At this moment, a hazy voice rang through Jian Chen’s head. Only the voice was present, without an exact source. It was the sea goddess secretly communicating with Jian Chen.
Jian Chen’s ears twitched slightly as he ended his cultivation. He used a communication technique to call over Tie Ta and Nubis before making his way to the central hall of the clan.
Very soon, Tie Ta and Nubis walked in. As soon as they saw Jian Chen, Nubis said, “Jian Chen, why have you called the two of us over?”
“The worldly ebb of the sea realm has arrived. I’ll be leaving the clan immediately to go to where it occurs. Will you be coming with me or remaining in the Turtle clan?” Jian Chen asked the two of them.
Nubis also knew about the worldly ebb, “Her majesty the sea goddess gifted me with a ruler’s neidan as well back then, so I, the great Nubis, owe her a favor. I will obviously go to the worldly ebb to return the sea goddess’ favor.”
“Jian Chen, I’ll go with you. I’ll go wherever you go.” Tie Ta did not hesitate either. Although he had no clue as to what the worldly ebb was, he had already made up his mind to follow Jian Chen.
Jian Chen nodded and agreed to have the two of them to go with him. Although the dangers there were unknown, he could still use the saint artifact. If they came across any dangers, they could hide in the artifact space.
Afterward, Jian Chen summoned Qing Yixuan. He gave her the Octoterra Divine Hall and said, “Qing Yixuan, I’ll be leaving for a period of time for some matters. I’ll leave the divine hall with you for now and give you a portion of its control, just in case the Tao family launches a sneak attack.”
Qing Yixuan did not become happy or excited because Jian Chen gave her the Octoterra Divine Hall. She glanced at him emotionlessly and coldly said, “You sure are a leisure ruler of the Turtle clan. Probably the first in history.”
“Hehe, you obviously have no right to nitpick what I do as the ruler. Just do what you need to do while you remain in the Turtle clan. You need to guarantee the safety of the clan before I wipe out the Tao family,” Jian Chen nonchalantly replied.
Qing Yixuan coldly snorted before quietly accepting the divine hall. If it were not for the fact that the Tao family was in possession of something extremely important to her, she would not be helping the Turtle clan stand up to the powerful Tao family.
Soon afterward, Jian Chen, Tie Ta, and Nubis silently left the clan. Other than Qing Yixuan, no one else knew of their departure. Everyone in the clan, including the elders, Tai Dou, Lan Jing, and the others, all thought that Jian Chen was still in seclusion.
Jian Chen did not want his departure to be leaked. If the Tao family learned that he had left and decided to move against the Turtle clan during that time, there would be very heavy losses.
Jian Chen, Tie Ta, and Nubis erased their presences as they hurried through the sea realm with extremely low profiles. They hurried to the location the sea goddess had told them about.
The three of them moved very quickly, leaving the territory of the Sea Goddess Hall in just a day. They arrived in a desolate land that lacked energy of the world.
The region did not belong to any of the three halls’ territories because it was extremely barren. There were no crystal mines, and the energy of the world was extremely thin there. Violent storms would erupt from time to time that could even kill an Earth Saint Masters. It was impossible for weaker people to live there while stronger people would never go there to cultivate. As a result, the region became desolate after some time. No one was willing to go there.
The three of them continued flying for over ten thousand kilometers, headed to the depths of the desolate region. Suddenly, an extremely powerful ripple of energy entered their range of senses.
Jian Chen, Tie Ta, and Nubis’s expression hardened as surprise appeared in their eyes. The energy ripple was so powerful that it made their expressions change. The energy was filled with violence and destruction, and the vast disturbance made them wonder if there were two Saint Emperors fighting up ahead.
“That’s the place that the sea goddess told us. Has this powerful ripple of energy been caused by the worldly ebb? Just what is the worldly ebb like?” Jian Chen thought as doubt riddled him inside.
The three of them flew for another several thousand kilometers before finally seeing the source of the terrifying ripple. The source was an extremely vast whirlpool of energy, several dozen kilometers wide. It spun at an unbelievable speed, and the terrifying force it created caused the space several kilometers away to visibly distort. Pitch-black space cracks would appear from time to time.
Jian Chen, Tie Ta, and Nubis stopped a hundred kilometers away from the whirlpool. They stared at it in shock. The whirlpool was actually completely formed from extremely pure energy, such that it had almost become a liquid.
The energy within the terrifying whirlpool had completely surpassed the energy within Saint Emperors. Jian Chen even suspected that the energy within those of the Origin realm would probably only be a tenth of the total amount.
Jian could even feel that the energy became purer the closer it was to the center.
“What a terrifying whirlpool of energy. Jian Chen, is this the place of the worldly ebb?” Nubis stared blankly at the whirlpool as he choked out his words.
Jian Chen said nothing because he didn’t know either. He had never seen what a worldly ebb looked like.
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