Chapter 1682: Treasure of the Lu Family (Two)
The light in Shen Jian's eyes immediately glittered when he saw the box protected by layers of formations in Jian Chen's hand. He was also extremely curious about the treasure of the Lu family.
"This formation really is very powerful. If I were alone, it'd be extremely arduous to get through the formations. However, if we work together, we should be able to get through it within a day," said Shen Jian. With that, a dazzling white light immediately appeared in his hand, condensing into a strand of powerful sword Qi in a single moment. Shen Jian pressed it against the box. Powerful origin energy pulsed within the white light. He had directly used both his cultivation and Laws of the Sword against the formations on the box.
"This is the Mo clan. Remember to control your power so that you don't alarm others," said Jian Chen. He also began to condense his power of laws in his right hand, creating a dazzling strand of sword Qi just like Shen Jian to attack the formations on the box.
Met with their attacks, the formations on the box immediately began to flicker. All the formations were activated at that moment, revealing their greatest power. They transformed into a robust defence against their vicious attacks. At the same time, the formations absorbed the origin energy in the surroundings; the energy rapidly gathered towards the box and was constantly absorbed so that the formations could replenish their energy.
After all, maintaining a formation required energy. Even though the formations on the box could sustain itself for quite a long while, there were many formations on the box, and there just happened to be formations that could gather origin energy.
As soon as the formations on the box began to absorb the origin energy in the surroundings, Jian Chen knew that it was no longer possible to avoid drawing the attention of the Mo clan. The formation on the box gathered origin energy exceptionally quickly. Let alone Godhood experts, even all the Origin realm experts in the Mo clan could sense the changes to the surrounding origin energy clearly.
However, this did not cause Jian Chen and Shen Jian to stop. Instead, they devoted themselves to getting through the formations because the hall was equivalent to Shen Jian's personal residence. Without his permission, even the patriarch of the clan could not enter without good reason, let alone the elders.
After all, Godhood experts were revered in the Mo clan, even if they had only just broken through to Godhood.
As expected, the other elders in the surrounding halls opened their eyes when they sensed the abnormalities of the origin energy in the surroundings. They all looked towards the seventh hall.
"Looks like Shen Jian's talent is very outstanding. He is actually able to create such a disturbance when he cultivates. There's no way I can match up to how quickly he absorbs origin energy…"
"Absorbing origin energy? Sigh, it has already been several thousand years since I've experienced something like that. I've already been stuck at mid Deity for several thousand years. It's just a pity that I've failed to make any progress with my comprehension of laws, preventing me from reaching late Deity…"
The Godhood elders in the Mo clan all murmured to themselves. They had mistakenly thought that Shen Jian's cultivation had caused the disturbance.
At the same time, the patriarch of the Mo clan looked towards Shen Jian's residence. Sensing the rate at which origin energy gathered in that direction, he could not help but praise, "So I was right. Shen Jian's talent is truly extraordinary. Apart from Yu'er, there's probably no one else in our clan who can rival him. I have to rope him in. If he becomes the seventh elder of the clan, we might become powerful enough to move into the provincial city. Of course, that is given that the Lu family and the Ando clan don't come to create trouble for us."
Several million kilometers away from the Mo clan, in a certain mountain range, there was a dense cluster of structures. They were beautiful, creating a wonderful combination with the surrounding mountains and water, partially enshrouded by mist. There were even various birds flying in the sky and precious beasts moving along the ground. They would cry out from time to time. From afar, it seemed like an otherworldly place.
This was where the Ando clan resided. The Ando clan was the same as the Lu family, Mo clan, and Atomos Sword sect. They were one of the four that reigned supreme in the region. However, compared to the three other organisations, the Ando clan had extremely great specifications for where they stayed. They had purposefully made the clan seem like an otherworldly place.
Of course, the Ando clan had paid quite the price to have everything set up in such a manner.
At this moment, in one of the secret rooms within the clan, the ancestor of the Lu family sat with a ruddy old man. The two of them discussed a certain matter sternly.
The ruddy old man was the ancestor of the Ando clan, Ando Gu.
"What? The treasure of your Lu family has ended up in the hands of the Mo clan? Lu Tian, are you sure?" Ando Gu stared at the ancestor of the Lu family in shock. Disbelief filled his face.
The ancestor of the Lu family's face darkened. His eyes were filled with killing intent, and he said coldly, "Ando Gu, do you think I'm joking? However, when Lu Tian fled from my Lu family, he was already heavily injured. When he met up with the people from the Mo clan, they took the treasure from him and killed him afterwards to silence him and prevent my family from learning about this matter."
"What the Mo clan never expected was that I would manage to break out of the formation in time to catch up, allowing me to learn who was responsible for this. Their plan to obtain the treasure of my Lu family secretly failed as a result."
With that, Ando Gu became stern as well. He said furiously, "I never thought that the Mo clan would be so wildly ambitious. They've gone too far."
The ancestor of the Lu family looked at Ando Gu and said with a deep voice, "Since the Mo clan has already laid their hands on us, there must be someone in your Ando clan that has been bribed as well. Maybe one of your Godhood elders has already pledged themselves to the Mo clan, and they're secretly eyeing the treasure of your Ando clan. They'll make your clan suffer the same as us once they have the opportunity."
Ando Gu slammed the table. He snorted coldly, "Looks like the Mo clan thinks they're a big deal now just because they have a Xi Yu. They think that can take on both of us just with that."
"No, the Mo clan doesn't just have Xi Yu. They also have another mysterious Godhood expert. It was he who took the treasure from Lu Fei initially, despite only being a Deity. I fought against him and failed to gain the upper hand, so I failed to retrieve our treasure," the ancestor of the Lu family said nonchalantly.
Ando Gu was surprised, "What? The Mo clan actually has such a great expert, to the point where even you failed to gain the upper hand? Just where did the Mo clan recruit someone like that?"
"Ando Gu, the Mo clan is about to rise. We have to move quickly. Otherwise, even if we band together, we won't be their opponents once Xi Yu becomes a God if you include that mysterious expert," said the ancestor of the Lu family.