Chapter 1407: Shangguan Aojian's Transformation (One)
The space trembled violently as terrifying waves of energy, visible to the eye, rolled away. They expanded in all directions with Nubis at the center, shattering the space around him and causing it to alternate between darkness and a golden color.
A terrifying, tremendous pressure filled every inch of the surroundings. The space seemed to be crushed under the pressure, as if it had become even tougher now.
In the sky, the golden snake that had taken form from Nubis' essence moved through the clouds. It absorbed the energy in the surroundings, causing the energy in the region above the ocean to surge toward him.
The snake seemed like a bottomless hole. It devoured the energy of the world endlessly, but at the same time, it became even more dazzling and resplendent, illuminating the surroundings even more.
Jian Chen watched Nubis break through from afar. The disturbance from Nubis' breakthrough was far greater than any other expert's. He understood that his breakthrough this time would be a very important metamorphosis.
Nubis was a beast of antiquity. He could evolve unlike humans. If he devoured the essence of his clansmen, of other Golden-Striped Silver Snakes, his own essence would become even more powerful and pure, even leading to unknown changes in the future. Nubis had only consumed the heavenly resources collected in the Xuanhuang Microcosm for his breakthrough this time. Ignoring their value and scarcity, just the heavenly resources themselves possessed Xuanhuang Qi, something that was filled with wondrous uses.
The Xuanhuang Qi could not be absorbed by anyone, but the heavenly resources that had been soaked in it would become even more powerful and reach an even higher grade. After consuming the heavenly resources, Nubis had clearly benefited, allowing his essence to undergo a metamorphosis.
The glistening essence absorbed a large amount of energy and was finally satisfied. After that, it shot through the sky as a golden streak of light, disappearing into the top of Nubis' head with another flash of light.
Nubis' vital energies immediately underwent an overwhelming change after the return of his essence. His bearing became dignified while he gave off a tremendous pressure unknowingly. Compared to before, he now possessed the faint bearing of a ruler.
Nubis' breakthrough caused a huge disturbance, but it finished much faster than breakthroughs of humans. He had completed the process in a very short amount of time.
The golden light on Nubis gradually vanished and so did the light that illuminated the surroundings. Only a blanket of nine-colored rainbow clouds filled the sky.
Jian Chen arrived before Nubis and said, "Nubis, congratulations on becoming a Saint Emperor, the fourth Class 9 Magical Beast."
Nubis' face was filled with obvious excitement and joy. He felt the seemingly-endless amount of energy within him and could not help but laugh at the sky. He said, "I never thought that there would be a day when I, the great Nubis, would become a Class 9 Magical Beast. It's been over a hundred thousand years since a Class 9 Magical Beast has appeared for the Golden-Striped Silver Snakes. In this period of time, I am the only one who has reached Class 9."
Nubis wildly yelled as he let himself go. Back when he was still a Saint Ruler, his greatest dream had been to become a Class 9 Magical Beast. He had not even considered the 9th Class since the ancient times were long gone. It was extremely rare for Class 9 Magical Beasts to appear. As a result, Nubis only treated the 8th Class as his target, devoting his life to achieving it. Now, not only had he become a Saint King in an extremely short amount of time with Jian Chen's help, but he had even stepped into the realm of Saint Emperors at an unbelievable speed. He felt like he was in a dream.
"Jian Chen, following you was the greatest decision I have ever made in my life. I believe that if I continue to follow you, I will be able to surpass my seniors without much time passing and reach Class 10," Nubis chuckled aloud. He was overjoyed.
Jian Chen smiled slightly, "Nubis, don't worry. I believe your wish will become true soon enough. You might even go far beyond that."
"Hahaha!" Nubis laughed from the bottom of his heart. An odd light flickered through his eyes because he had just remembered about the Beast God Continent. There were also Golden-Striped Silver Snakes there.
The Golden-Striped Silver Snakes were beasts of antiquities and a powerful species but also an extremely brutal one. They did not have many clansmen at all, and using the description of mythical would be apt. As soon as they came across another clansmen, there would definitely be a slaughter. They would try to devour each others hidden essence in order to transform or evolve.
This was the same thought that Nubis currently had.
"Jian Chen, I'll be visiting the Beast God Continent first. I'll be back very soon," Nubis was rather eager. Back then, he was not strong enough, so the Beast God Continent had always been a forbidden place to him. With his understanding, the old snake on the continent had reached Class 8 long ago, so he was nowhere close to being that old snake's opponent when he was just a Saint Ruler. He always hid in the outskirts of the Cross Mountains on the Tian Yuan Continent and cultivated in peace, rarely appearing outside at all so he could avoid being found.
However, he had become a Saint Emperor now. That old snake would no longer pose any threat to him. Once he devoured the hidden essence of that old snake, his own essence would become even more powerful.
"I'll be going to Three Saint Island. Come look for me there once you return," said Jian Chen.
"Three Saint Island," an odd gleam of light flashed through his eyes before he agreed straightforwardly. He said, "Alright, I'll immediately come look for you on Three Saint Island after I deal with that old snake on the Beast God Continent. Hmph, back then, that goddamn island mistress or something like that had scared me into hiding every time I saw her with her soul attacks. Now that I've become a Saint Emperor, my soul has become greater. Her zither won't harm me at all. When the time comes, I'll show her what's good and get back my dignity."
An odd expression immediately filled Jian Chen's face when he heard that. He chuckled aloud, "I just happen to be planning on spending some days on the island. I'll be waiting for you there."
Jian Chen and Nubis separated. One made his way for Three Saint Island while the other headed to the Beast God Continent.Chapter Notes:
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