Chapter 1348: Sword-forging (Three)
However, Jian Chen did not stop. He knew that he would he burning his Chaotic Force by using the Chaotic Flames, so he would end up using a tremendous amount of Chaotic Force. Even after his chaotic neidan had increased by an inch in width, it could still lead to failure during the sword-forging if he ran out in the final crucial moments.
Violet Cloud Peaches could only be consumed once in a hundred years, or they would lose their effects. He needed to wait a century before he could consume another one. As a result, Jian Chen pulled out a few dozen Class 9 Xuanhuang beast energy crystals and a large pile of heavenly resources that could increase a person's strength. He had obtained all these heavenly resources from the Xuanhuang Microcosm. Thus, even the lowest grade was at the Immortal Tier.
At the same time, these heavenly resources were even more valuable than regular ones since they originated from a Xuanhuang Microcosm. Their effects were far more powerful than the heavenly resources from the outside world.
However, Jian Chen immediately put the energy crystals away after absorbing a single Class 9 crystal. When he was still at the third layer, a single energy crystal could still be refined into quite a few strands of Chaotic Force. Now, the amount of energy one provided was basically insignificant.
Jian Chen looked at the pile of heavenly resources beside him. His hopes of quickly increasing his Chaotic Force all lay with them.
Jian Chen began to stuff himself with the heavenly resources. He knew that their effects would be even greater if they were refined into pills, but even when considering the fact that he did not know how to refine pills, there was probably no one in the world with the ability to refine these heavenly resources.
Once Jian Chen wolfed down some heavenly resources, his face became flushed and he could not help but tremble slightly. The energy hidden within the heavenly resources was tough and domineering. He felt like he had consumed gunpowder when they reached his stomach, where they exploded with violent energy that wreaked havoc on his body. If he had been weaker, he probably would have been blasted to pieces.
If it were not for the fact that Jian Chen's Chaotic Body had reached the fourth layer and that the toughness of his body had increased drastically, he probably would have been quite heavily injured from just a single heavenly resources. The energy within the heavenly resources was nowhere near as vast as the Violet Cloud Peach and absorbing it was far more difficult. It would have been impossible for him to consume heavenly resources if he hadn't established a certain foundation of strength beforehand.
Jian Chen consumed the heavenly resources one by one, but after understanding how volatile the energy in them was, he gave up on the heavenly resources that were of the third grade or higher. He only consumed first and second grade heavenly resources. He choose to do this to prevent himself from being heavily injured before he could power up.
Gradually, the pile of heavenly resources near Jian Chen became smaller and smaller before completely disappearing altogether a few days later. However, the effects of consuming so many heavenly resources was only equivalent to the fifth grade Violent Cloud Peach, which only made Jian Chen's chaotic neidan slightly larger than a dove's egg.
What Jian Chen collected the most in the Xuanhuang Microcosm was not the energy crystals of Xuanhuang beasts but Immortal Tier heavenly resources. Jian Chen pulled out another large pile of first and second grade heavenly resources and continued increasing his strength.
Jian Chen originally planned to leave some of the heavenly resources for the people around him, but after understanding their volatility, he decisively dismissed that thought. The heavenly resources were unlike the more valuable varieties, such as the Violet Cloud Peaches or Flamecloud Fruit. They were unsuitable for people beneath Saint Emperor to ingest without being refined into pills, and even a few Saint Emperors would become heavily injured from the violent energy in them after consuming them.
In the blink of an eye, Jian Chen had been in seclusion for a month. He had consumed over a hundred heavenly resources and refined them into a large quantity of Chaotic Force, allowing his chaotic neidan to rapidly expand.
Jian Chen emerged from seclusion full of confidence. He had discovered that his body had developed some immunity to the effects of the heavenly resources after consuming so many in such a short amount of time. They were becoming less effective at increasing the amount of Chaotic Force he could absorb. It was an aftereffect, but this aftereffect would slowly vanish with the passage of time.
Jian Chen secretly checked on the situation of the Turtle clan before silently leaving. He still had five months before the agreed time with the sea goddess. During that time, he needed to forge the Azulet swords.
"I already have enough Chaotic Force to forge the Azulet swords. I should look for somewhere suitable now." Jian chen shot into the air like a rocket and passed through the protective barrier of the sea realm extremely quickly. He appeared above the vast ocean before flying in the direction of the Tian Yuan Continent.
Soon afterward, Jian Chen returned to the Tian Yuan Continent. He kept his eye out for a region of concentrated volcanic activity along the way since that region would be suitable for forging his swords.
Jian Chen's eyes suddenly narrowed when he flew past a mountain range. There was actually an ancient clan there with a Saint King present. He was at the peak of the Eighth Heavenly Layer. Such powerful strength was extremely rare on the Tian Yuan Continent.
Jian Chen stopped and slowly descended. An invisible pressure radiated from him, surrounding the ancient hall where the Saint King was in seclusion. The other Saint Rulers had failed to sense the pressure.
In the next moment, the door to the hall opened and a white-robed, sagely old man hurried out. He stared at Jian Chen in shock while Jian Chen hovered in the sky. Although Jian Chen seemed very young, the old man refused to believe that was his true age since he could feel a tremendous pressure from him, almost to the point where he found it to be suffocating.
"Saint Emperor!" The old man felt shocked, before immediately clasping his hands at Jian Chen. He asked politely, "I am Kong Tian and I greet senior. I have failed to welcome you from afar when senior has come to visit my Kong family. Please forgive me."
"Kong Tian, this emperor wants to know where the largest and hottest region of volcanoes on the Tian Yuan Continent is located," Jian Chen asked nonchalantly. He knew that Kong Tian had treated him as a Saint Emperor, so he obviously needed to act like one.