Chapter 1376: Everyone Becomes a Saint King (Two)
Ming Dong, Bi Hai, and Huang Luan were all Saint Rulers and on the higher end of the spectrum of cultivation. As a result, they refined the blood and holy water faster than everyone else, rousing the soonest.
Without long, You Yue refined the blood and holy water since she had only recently reached Saint Ruler. Their bodies had strengthened greatly under the refinement of the hall master's blood, and even their talent and souls had undergone a metamorphosis from the holy water of the spirit sea
"Jian Chen, what is this blood? It actually contains such powerful energy. With my current strength, just refining a fist-sized amount of it would give me enough trouble," Ming Dong said in surprise. He then looked at the Heaven-connecting Flowers in the surroundings and the recently-made Comprehension Tea that gave off a thick fragrance. He felt deeply shocked when he saw the treasures Jian Chen was able to pull out.
"I really do wonder what dangerous place Jian Chen has gone to to obtain so many impressive heavenly resources over the years I spent in seclusion," Ming Dong thought to himself. He did not recognize the flowers or the tea, but he could determine they were extraordinary just from their fragrance.
"This is the blood of a Saint Emperor. I heavily-injured a Saint Emperor recently in the sea realm and managed to collect some of his blood during the process. The Saint Emperor's original form is a serpent dragon from the depths of the ocean. His blood is very useful to you," explained Jian Chen before delivering a fifth grade Violet Cloud Peach and a cup of tea to the three of them. He said, "This is a Violet Cloud Peach. It can increase your cultivation by two thousand five hundred years while this Comprehension Tea can assist you while you comprehend the mysteries of the world. Consume them together."
Ming Dong was shocked when he heard about the Saint Emperor's blood, but when he heard about the almost heaven-defying effects of the peach and tea, he immediately became stupefied.
Even Bi Hai, Huang Luan, and You Yue felt the same way. They had never even seen or heard of something so wondrous. A single peach could increase their cultivation by two and a half millennia while a cup of tea could increase their comprehension of the mysteries of the world.
Ming Dong, Bi Hai, Huang Luan, and You Yue drank the tea with the peach just as Jian Chen had told them to in a rather numb fashion. The peach transformed into tremendous, surging energy that gushed through their bodies as soon as it reached their stomachs, causing them to devote all they had into refining the energy.
Jian Chen looked at Bi Lian and Dugu Feng. Bi Lian was still an Earth Saint Master while Dugu Feng was a Heaven Saint Master. They took far longer than the four others. Even after reducing the amount of blood he had given them, they still found it extremely difficult to refine.
The two of them were very stern and would appear in pain from time to time. Their bodies gently quivered as if they were enduring intense pain.
Jian Chen observed the two of them carefully. He had already made preparations to send them into the artifact space, if the situation took a turn for the worse, in order to prevent any accidents happening to them as they refined the Saint Emperor's blood.
Dugu Feng finally roused an hour later. He had benefited a ton after refining the blood of a Saint Emperor. Ignoring the fact that his body had toughened up, even his cultivation had risen to the Fourth Cycle from the Second.
Jian Chen did not give Dugu Feng any time to rest. He immediately made him consume the peach and tea, so that his strength could increase one final time.
Two hours laters, Bi Lian finally roused as well. Her face was rather pale and exhausted. She was the weakest among all of them, only an Earth Saint Master, so it was extremely difficult for her to refine the blood. However, the effects were evident. She had reached the peak of the Sixth Cycle from the Third.
Fortunately the violent factors in the blood had mostly been removed, or she would not have been able to refine the blood at all. Just a drop of it might have even been enough to kill her.
The blood of a few powerful immortals could kill Saint Emperors, so the blood of Saint Emperors could also easily kill Earth Saint Masters.
Soon after Bi Lian finished refining the blood, she consumed the peach and tea as well. She entered a higher stage of cultivation.
Although the fifth grade immortal peaches possessed a tremendous amount of energy that did not match up to its size, absorbing it all could not be achieved by any one person. It would depend on the person's strength and talent.
Jian Chen practiced the Chaotic Body, so he had a tremendous demand for energy. He also refined energy at a rate far greater than ordinary people, which was why he was able to absorb an entire fifth grade immortal peach.
However, that was not the case for the group of people here. Even Ming Dong and You Yue who possessed extraordinary talent could only absorb parts of the energy. At that moment, white mist formed from pure energy drifted out of them and dispersed into the surroundings.
The mist was extremely thick, such that it shrouded them. From afar, they seemed to be wrapped in a large, white cocoon.
Jian Chen was helpless to deal with this situation. All he could do was watch because he was not powerful enough to seal in the tremendous energy right now.
He had learned from the sword spirits that an immortal was needed to seal in the energy from the peaches.
As the energy dispersed into the surroundings, the energy of the world in the mountain range quickly became very dense. It constantly increased.
Jian Chen sat on a nearby mountain as he used his soul to watch over them as he comprehended the sword. He had not understood all the sword techniques he had learned from the sword spirits.
Several days later, three tremendous presences suddenly appeared. Ming Dong, Huang Luan, and Bi Hai all broke through to Saint King, drawing in rainbow clouds, which covered a radius of several hundred thousand kilometers.
The rainbow colors from the clouds were bright and resplendent as three layers of them stacked on top of one another. They illuminated the world and dyed the entire region a shade of rainbow colors.
Jian Chen stood up on the mountain and waved his hand. Suddenly, a gentle force surged over and enveloped Dugu Feng and Bi Lian. He took them elsewhere, preventing any disturbances caused by Ming Dong, Bi Hai, and Huang Luan's breakthroughs.
The rainbow clouds in the sky had caused a very large commotion on the continent. The birth of Saint Kings was extremely significant to the various organizations across the continent. Particularly in an age that lacked Saint Emperors, Saint Kings were even more valuable than they were before.
"Another person's become a Saint King. Fantastic, we just happen to be in need of Saint Kings." All the Saint Kings in Mercenary City glanced in the direction of Flame City.
"No, there seems to be three layers of rainbow clouds stacked upon one another. Are there three people becoming Saint Kings at the same time?" Cangqiong was the first one to discover the abnormality of the clouds. He was surprised.
"You're right. There really are three layers of clouds stacked together. We may not be able to see them from so far away, but I can clearly sense three," said a Saint King at Great Perfection. Surprise filled his face since three people simultaneously becoming Saint Kings was very rare.
"It seems to be in the direction of Flame City. Have Saint Rulers of the Flame Mercenaries broken through?"
"That may not be the case. There's some hermit and ancient clans in that direction as well. It might be them."
Quite a few Saint Kings discussed the matter in Mercenary City. It was quite a significant matter for three Saint Kings to appear together on the Tian Yuan Continent. No one was certain who they were.
However, it was only a casual discussion. This matter was not enough to draw them over to see what was going on. Only the breakthrough of Saint Emperors would attract them.
Ming Dong, Bi Hai, and Huang Luan used the Violet Cloud Peaches and Comprehension Tea to become Saint Kings. The presences from them were as vast as an ocean. They were enough to kick up large gales that swept through the surroundings, where even the clouds in the sky were affected. The rainbow clouds churned as a result.
The three of them had not roused from their cultivation yet. The effects of the immortal peaches and tea were still present, allowing their strength to skyrocket, as if there was no end to it.