Chapter 1522: They're Finally Here!
The four brothers were just like Kai Ya. They did not choose to leave and instead stayed behind in the city, waiting for the invasion.
Although both the fame and power of the current Flame City had far surpassed the seven capital cities on the continent, its size was insignificant compared to the other capital cities. It was not even a tenth of the other cities' size, so the four brothers and Kai Ya would run into each other.
The four brothers and Kai Ya had no disagreements. They had also received Jian Chen's warning and knew that they could not fall out with Kai Ya no matter what. However, whenever they saw her, they would feel a powerful killing intent rise up within them, almost to the point where they would lose control. The four brothers thought about why this killing intent appeared, but they did not reach a conclusion no matter what. As a result, the four of them tried to maintain their distance and attempted to avoid all forms of contact with Kai Ya while they stayed in Flame City.
At the same time, Kai Ya knew that the four brothers were familiar with Jian Chen, so she remained away from them. At the same time, the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast by her side had successfully broken through and reached the 9th Class as well, so even though she was far weaker than the four of them, she did not fear them even though she was a First Heavenly Layer Saint Emperor against four Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Emperors. Kai Ya was very confident that even though the four of them had become peak Saint Emperors, which was even slightly greater than the cultivation level of her Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast, they would not be able to defeat the divine beast if they really did start fighting.
Flame City peacefully settled down, and the continent gradually returned to peace as well. The weaker fighters continued their lives while the powerful experts nervously prepared for battle.
Jian Chen did not disclose the strength of the World of Forsaken Saints to everyone, in order to prevent the entire continent from panicking. Only those who had the power to take part in the battle knew more.
As a result, the weaker people on the continent all believed that their world had once been threatened by the World of Forsaken Saints but believed that they were not undefeatable, because not only did their world now possess many Saint Emperors, there were several sovereigns who had surpassed Saint Emperor. The current world was no weaker than the ancient times in terms of strength.
On the seventh day after Jian Chen's wedding, Jian Chen's uncle, Bi Dao, who had been missing for many years suddenly returned. He appeared in Flame City.
Bi Dao had obtained venerable Poisonsword's fortune in the past, inheriting his cultivation method and his comprehension of the mysteries of the world. Bi Dao had spent the past few years all by himself, hidden away in a remote region as he cultivated in seclusion. He paid no heed to the matters outside. He had only completed his cultivation recently, inheriting everything the venerable Poisonsword knew, which was why he had emerged.
Bi Yuntian was most delighted by Bi Dao's return. Tears streaked down her cheeks out of joy. The two siblings had fled from the ruins of the Bi family in the great battle long ago, relying on each other while traveling far away from their homeland. They experienced countless setbacks before finally settling in the Gesun Kingdom. It had not been easy for them at all, but they were consoled by each other because of their permanent bond as siblings.
Bi Hai emerged from seclusion as well. When he saw Bi Yuntian and Bi Dao, his emotions became extremely mixed. The Bi family had been extremely glorious in the past. Although it had not been an apex clan, it had still possessed the power of a hermit clan. They had been prosperous and had reigned supreme in a given region. Now, the great clan had been reduced to Bi Yuntian and Bi Dao.
Afterward, Bi Dao gradually understood everything that had happened on the Tian Yuan Continent while he had been in seclusion. He immediately gasped in amazement when he learned about his nephew's glorious achievements. Everything felt like a dream to him, simply unrealistic.
Jian Chen had already assisted his uncle in breaking through with the heavenly resources from the Xuanhuang Microcosm in the past, successfully making him a Saint Emperor, so Jian Chen could not offer him anymore Violet Cloud Peaches since they could only be consumed once every century.
You Yue and Huang Luan entered seclusion once again. The two of them had received gifts from Changyang Mingyue, two thumb-sized ten-thousand-year-old icesouls. Changyang Mingyue had secretly hid them from protector Shui when she had been cultivating and had now gifted them to her sister-in-laws.
Jian Chen remained in Flame City for a few days before bidding farewell to everyone else. He ventured to Three Saint Island all by himself.
He landed on the island. Shangguan Mu'er had returned from the continent long ago, but Jian Chen had no idea whether Shangguan Mu'er had sorted out her relationship with Hao Wu and Zaar Caiyun since he had left them. However, he could clearly sense some minute changes to Shangguan Mu'er. The changes seemed to be emotionally positive.
What surprised Jian Chen was that he could vaguely sense that her strength had increased once again.
Jian Chen settled on Three Saint Island. He lived life of leisure, living like the fishermen on the island on certain days. He would row a boat out to sea to go fishing when he was not spending time guiding Xiao Bao through his cultivation or increasing his battle experience.
Jian Chen planned on staying with Xiao Bao and Shangguan Mu'er until the battle against the foreign world.
There was nothing left for him to attend to on the Tian Yuan Continent. Everything was managed by Yang Lie, Guihai Yidao, and Feng Xiaotian. The three of them had lived a very long time. Aside from strength, their combined experiences outmatched Jian Chen's experiences in all aspects.
In the blink of an eye, Jian Chen had spent three months on Three Saint Island. Those three months were the easiest, most relaxing, and happiest days since he had been reborn on the Tian Yuan Continent. There was no scheming, no near-death battles, so there was no need for him to work hard just to live and remain on guard at all times.
Jian Chen also refined the shards of comprehension he had gained from the Anatta Tower. He benefited greatly, and his Way of the Sword had progressed to partial achievement. His cultivation did not increase, but his strength increased dramatically.
Jian Chen had also refined the Azulet swords so that they became his fated swords. He could store them within his dantian. However, since the sword spirits were still weak and needed to absorb the Supreme Yin Force and Supreme Yang Force to slowly recover, Jian Chen kept them on his back.
Amid the dark, bottomless pit in the ruins of Mercenary City, the there space violently shook. It was extremely unstable, and streams of energy would surge out from time to time, shooting into the sky before disappearing into outer space.
This was the tunnel between the Tian Yuan Continent and the World of Forsaken Saints.
However, at this very moment, the rippling space suddenly seemed to become more violent. The violent streams of energy would surge out from time to time, and deep within the tunnel, a few blurry figures were vaguely visible, rapidly moving closer to the entrance.
At the same time, Jian Chen suddenly opened his eyes while sitting at the top of Three Saint Island. His ordinary gaze became extremely sharp at that moment, like two unsheathed swords. He gazed in the direction of the Tian Yuan Continent.
"They're finally here!"