Chapter 1436: Powering Up Together (One)
"Ruler, it doesn't matter whether you're a part of the Turtle clan. You will always be the most respected and greatest ruler to the entire clan. The only reason why we are so glorious today is all because of ruler," an elder of the clan said emotionally. He felt respect from the bottom of his heart for Jian Chen.
"Ruler, my life belongs to you. It doesn't matter whether you're a human or a part of the Sea race, I, Tai Dou, will always treat you as my master," Tai Dou dropped to his knees and said extremely seriously while he kept his head very low.
Jian Chen's emotions became rather mixed as he looked at these people. With a flip of his hand, a neidan appeared. It slowly drifted before the elders of the clan under Jian Chen's control.
The elders of the Turtle clan immediately became fixated on the small neidan. They could sense an extremely dense Turtle clan ruler's Qi within it.
"I obtained this neidan before, and it was exactly because of this that I possessed the ruler's Qi of the Turtle clan. This belongs to your clan, so I am returning it right now," Jian Chen softly said as he sighed inside. It was because of this neidan that he had become connected to the Turtle clan in the sea realm. At the same time, it was also the reason the grand elder had given up his life to save him.
This neidan had added a lot of ups and downs to his journey in the sea realm.
The elders of the Turtle clan remained on their knees. None of them extended their hands to accept the neidan.
Jian Chen said when he saw this, "My connection with the Turtle clan was all brought on by this neidan. Now that the clan has returned to its former glory, I have completed the grand elder's final wish. I will not be going to the Turtle clan very often from now on, so just treat the neidan as something I have left to the clan. After all, this neidan has accompanied me for quite some time in the past."
The Saint Kings of the Turtle clan all became very depressed. They carefully accepted the neidan with heavy emotions and a slight sense of devotedness, holding it in their hands like a treasure that they feared they would break. At that moment, the neidan had become a treasure that had surpassed all else in their eyes.
This was because this was the item left to them by the greatest ruler in their history. It was something that had accompanied him for quite some time. The neidan was not worth a lot by itself, but it held significant value to the Turtle clan.
"You all have consumed Violet Cloud Peaches to reach Saint King before. The immortal peaches can only be consumed once every hundred years, so you won't be able to take part in this gathering this time," Jian Chen said to them.
"Ruler, we've come this time only to meet you personally. There was nothing else that we wanted," an elder politely replied. He felt no regrets at all. With their original strength, becoming a Saint King would have been an extremely distant dream to them. Some of them would not have been able to reach such a level of cultivation ever. The ruler had let them all become Saint Kings, so they were already extremely delighted.
After all, Saint Kings were basically the limit of cultivation now that Saint Emperor was difficult to reach.
The elders left. They did not stay in the Changyang clan any longer and instead rushed back to the clan as they carefully carried Jian Chen's neidan. They held an extravagant ceremony involving the entire clan and constructed a sacred tower. The neidan was enshrined on the highest floor of the tower.
Jian Chen met another acquaintance soon after the elders of the Turtle clan had left. Qing Yixuan had arrived in the Changyang clan in azure robes to meet Jian Chen.
Qing Yixuan had already broken through to Saint Emperor when they met again. When she had consumed the Violet Cloud Peach, a very limited amount of energy had leaked out. Even though it was just a first grade immortal peach, it allowed her strength to increase drastically.
Qing Yixuan sat on a seat opposite of Jian Chen. She was in melancholy mood. A sliver of loneliness was present in her eyes, along with some confusion.
"You've avenged yourself?" Jian Chen asked.
Qing Yixuan shook her head and gently sighed. Her expression was indescribably mixed as she softly said, "My former enemy has already died. He did not die by my hands, but was slain by a foreign expert in the battle against the World of Forsaken Saints. Even his corpse can't be found."
Qing Yixuan continued in a rather depressed fashion, "Back when I was still a Saint Ruler, I was forced to flee to the sea realm due to my enemy. I hid there for a thousand years, working hard on my cultivation day and night just so I could return a little sooner to take revenge. The heavenly resource you gave me recently allowed my to get through several minor levels of cultivation and break through to Saint Emperor. When I returned to the Tian Yuan Continent and went to the Yangji sect of the ten protector clans, I found that they did not even have a single Saint King great elder left."
When she reached there, Qing Yixuan suddenly smiled idiotically. She said to herself, "The heavens sure do have their own way of doing things. I never thought that the heavens would pull such a joke on me. I cultivated arduously in the past just so I could personally kill my enemy, yet he's already dead, even though I have the strength to kill him. He did not even die in my hands. If I had known that this would happen, was there still any need for me to cultivate so hard?" Qing Yixuan felt empty inside, as if she had lost all her objectives in life.
"Your enemy's actually a part of the Yangji sect? What happened between you and them?" Jian Chen asked in surprise.
"Yang Yun of the Yangji sect wiped out my clan," Qing Yixuan responded, feeling immense sorrow.
Jian Chen fell silent. He just stared at her quietly.
"This is the Saint Tier Battle Skill I took from the treasury of the Tao family before. I don't need it anymore, so I'm returning it to you," Qing Yixuan left behind a tablet of stone before turning around and leaving. With her back toward him, she seemed rather lonely and pessimistic.
Jian Chen watched Qing Yixuan leave before gently sighing. He put the stone tablet away with a wave of his hand. The Flame Mercenaries just happened to be in need of items like that.
Experts constantly poured into Lore City within the three days. Not only had the city became the most renowned place on the continent, but even the Gesun Kingdom managed to profit from the fame. Even though its overall strength was not as great as the eight great kingdoms, its status had completely superseded the three great empires.
Jian Chen's uncle had returned to the Changyang clan after so many years. He had always remained in an unknown forest, cultivating in seclusion after cutting himself off from the world for all those years. Only now had he finished refining all the shards of venerable Poisonsword's soul, so he had emerged as a result. He had inherited the Saint King's comprehension of the mysteries of the world.
However, since the shards were incomplete, he only managed to inherit a portion of the venerable Poisonsword's understanding. He did not manage to return to the Saint King's peak strength, only having reached the Fifth Heavenly Layer.
Tianmu Ling had come as well. Jun Mohao and Wang Yinhong stuck close to her, clearly loving her very dearly.
Tianmu Ling managed to see Jian Chen without any obstructions at all. He learned that their Saint King ancestor had fallen, so Jun Mohao and Wang Yinhong were the most powerful in their clan now. Their status as an ancient clan was in danger.
Jian Chen clearly understood what Tianmu Ling wanted to say. He guaranteed that Jun Mohao and Wang Yinhong would both become Saint Kings.
The three days passed very quickly and Jian Chen tidied all the Violet Cloud Peaches and Comprehension Tea Leaves. He stored them away neatly in his Space Ring. He had harvested a total of four first grade Violet Cloud Peach trees, three second grade Violet Cloud Peach trees, two third grade Violet Cloud Peach trees, two fourth grade Violet Cloud Peach trees, and three fifth grade Violet Cloud Peach trees. There were a hundred and eight peaches on each tree, so he had a total of four hundred thirty-two first grade immortal peaches, three hundred twenty-four second grade immortal peaches, two hundred sixteen third grade immortal peaches, two hundred sixteen fourth grade immortal peaches, and three hundred twenty-four fifth grade immortal peaches.
Aside from the fifth grade Violet Cloud Peaches that only had half remaining and peaches he had given to Tie Ta, the others were almost untouched.
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