Chapter 1683: Treasure of the Lu Family (Three)
Ando Gu gently tapped the jade table before him, and the light in his eyes flickered. He became uneasy. He measured the losses of his Ando clan if he went to battle against the Mo clan.
However, Ando Gu made up his mind after only hesitating for a short while. He stared at the ancestor of the Lu family with shining eyes and said gruffly, "Lu Tian, when do we move?" Ando Gu also understood the severity of the matter. If the Mo clan did not have Xi Yu or the powerful mysterious expert, the two of them could proceed with their plans against the Mo clan slowly so that they could minimise their losses. However, with Xi Yu's appearance and the existence of the mysterious expert, the Mo clan's overall strength had increased by a lot. If they kept dragging out their plans, the Mo clan would become even more challenging to deal with once Xi Yu became a God. They might not be their opponent even if they worked together.
As a result, they had to carry out their plan to deal with the Mo clan earlier. The sooner, the better.
The ancestor of the Lu family thought silently for a while and said, "Before we move, we have to make sufficient preparations to stop anyone from the Mo clan escaping. We also need to prevent from leaking the existence of Godking Duanmu's jade. We have to have formations that can envelop a range of ten thousand kilometers to do that, and it'll need to be able to endure attacks from Gods. Our Dong'an province doesn't possess something like that. I need to go to the royal city.
"The royal city is quite distant. It'll take up quite some time for the journey. Lu Fei, please head off immediately. If you lack divine crystals, we can provide you with some," said Ando Gu.
With a crisp crack in the seventh hall of the Mo clan, Jian Chen and Shen Jian finally removed the formation on the box after an entire day. As the formations shattered, the origin energy that had gathered came to a halt and gradually calmed down.
The Godhood elders and patriarch in the Mo clan only believed that Shen Jian had stopped cultivating, so they did not think too much about it. This was because when Godhood experts absorbed origin energy to cultivate, they would indeed create a such a disturbance. When their God ancestor absorbed origin energy to cultivate, he would create an even greater disturbance.
Jian Chen and Shen Jian both stared at the box in their hands eagerly. The item stored inside was the treasure of the Lu family. It was something that a clan with a God could regard as treasure, so its value was evident.
"Is it a cultivation method? Battle skill? Or perhaps an artifact? Or maybe something else that's priceless?" At that moment, both Jian Chen and Shen Jian began to guess what it was. Jian Chen slowly removed the lid under their eager gazes.
The moment the box was opened, a beam of dazzling light immediately emerged. A mysterious presence appeared as well, something that could pique the interest of any person. It permeated the surroundings.
Fortunately, Jian Chen and Shen Jian had been prepared before opening the box. They had cast down formations and barriers in the surroundings, isolating the presence from the outside world.
Within the box sat an inky-green piece of ancient jade. It glimmered with light. The jade was oddly-shaped, making it possible to tell with a single glance that it was incomplete.
"Is this the treasure of the Lu family?" Surprise appeared in Jian Chen and Shen Jian's eyes when they saw the piece of jade. Jian Chen could not help but extend his hand to pick it up, but as soon as he touched it, the piece of jade immediately emitted a shocking pulse that was enough to shake his soul. He jerked violently.
The presence was just too powerful and shocking. Even with Jian Chen's current strength, he felt as insignificant as an ant before the presence.
"This piece of jade is not simple." Jian Chen became stern. He stared at the piece of jade for a while, before passing it to Shen Jian.
Touching the jade, Shen Jian also jerked like Jian Chen. Surprise filled his face. He went through the same thing as Jian Chen.
"There's a sliver of the power of a Godking's soul in there," suddenly, fairy Hao Yue's voice rang out."
"The power of a Godking's soul?" Jian Chen and Shen Jian immediately became stunned when they heard that.
"A Godking clearly left this piece of jade behind. The power of his soul he left within the jade has already fused with the jade, causing it to change. It's only a pity that the jade's incomplete," said fairy Hao Yue.
"Fairy Hao Yue, do you know what this piece of jade is for?" Jian Chen asked modestly. There were still many things he did not understand about the Saints' World, while fairy Hao Yue in his eyes was a knowledgeable senior who knew many things more than him.
After a moment of thought, fairy Hao Yue said slowly, "In the Saints' World, there are indeed a few people who store a sliver of their power or a sliver of the power from their souls in objects, which they gift to their juniors. It represents their status and can also be a form of protection. Once an important junior comes across danger, the senior's power will appear and assist the junior in overcoming the problem."
"Lastly, many experts will cover where they cultivate with many formations, basically making it impenetrable. It would be so tough that even they themselves would struggle to break through it. Hence, to allow any juniors to enter with ease, they'll leave behind their presence, or a sliver of the power from their souls in an object. As a result, the juniors can easily pass through the formations.
"Not only has the power of the Godking's soul completely fused with the jade in your hand, but the jade is incomplete as well. If I've guessed correctly, the jade was probably a crucial item to pass through some formation, while the Godking who left behind this in the past probably met quite a horrible end. Otherwise, he would not have left the power of his soul in a shattered piece of jade."
Jian Chen and Shen Jian both beamed with joy when they heard that. They asked, "Fairy Hao Yue, are you saying that this piece of jade is the key to a Godking's dwelling?"
"That's extremely likely the case. However, even if it's the key to a Godking's dwelling, the jade you possess is incomplete, and you don't know where the Godking's dwelling is either. As a result, the jade is basically useless to you. You have to collect all the pieces of the jade and know the precise location of the dwelling to make use of it," said fairy Hao Yue.