Chapter 1691: The Lu Family's Meeting
After devouring the ten thousand low grade divine crystals, the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast continued to stare at Jian Chen as if it had not had enough.
Jian Chen used his finger to flick the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast's head. He joked, "You sure aren't polite, little guy. Aren't you afraid of eating till you burst?"
The Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast rubbed against Jian Chen's cheek forcefully and stared at Jian Chen pitifully. It clearly wanted more divine crystals from Jian Chen.
"Jian Chen, if I've observed correctly, it should be a divine beast. Every single divine beast is blessed by the heavens and possesses extremely terrifying talent. Both its rate of growth and battle prowess is extremely shocking. You can even describe it as heaven-defying. Only those prodigies of large clans and sects can stand against them with the same level of cultivation. As a matter of fact, many of these prodigies even fall short. If you raise it well, this divine beast will become a very powerful helper in the future," fairy Hao Yue's voice rang out.
"It's just a pity that this divine beast refuses to follow me, or I would definitely pour my heart out into raising it," Jian Chen smiled gently. At the same time, he glanced at the crystal casket nearby. Even now, he still felt rather doubtful inside, confused as to why the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast had followed Kai Ya out of its own free will, and it even remained by her side without taking a single step away to protect her while she was unconscious.
Although the Winged Tiger God that was also a divine beast had followed Jian Chen, the circumstances were completely different. Back then, Rum Guinness had entrusted the Winged Tiger God to him before it had even opened its eyes. It had grown with him, going through several trials and tribulations. Without any exaggeration, he could say that he had single-handedly raised the Winged Tiger God, so their connection would naturally be extremely deep. However, Jian Chen refused to believe that Kai Ya and the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast had gone through something like that in the past before.
"People have fortuitous encounters that belong to them. Maybe this is Kai Ya's fortuitous encounter," Jian Chen thought. That was the only way he could explain it.
"You have to take over that high grade divine crystal mine. I'm in desperate need of origin energy to reconstruct my body. Once I have a perfect body, I'll be able to help you solve some of your problems," fairy Hao Yue continued. The amount of origin energy she required to reconstruct a perfect body was extremely tremendous. Jian Chen had obtained over a million low grade divine crystals, but it was far from enough.
"I won't give up on the mine because I am in desperate need of high grade divine crystals for cultivation as well," Jian Chen said. He threw another ten thousand low grade divine crystals to the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast before leaving the Bright Moon Divine Hall.
Only after devouring twenty thousand low grade divine crystals did the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast show a sliver of satisfaction. It leaned on the crystal casket and began absorbing the origin energy within the divine crystals while its presence gradually increased with its constant absorption. It absorbed the crystals so quickly that it shocked everyone in the Bright Moon Divine Hall.
Jian Chen returned to the seventh hall in the Mo clan. He entered seclusion in another room. Right now, he had not found enough divine crystals for him to make any progress with his Chaotic Body. If he could not break through, then his strength would not increase at all even if he absorbed all the divine crystals he possessed. At most, it would just make his chaotic neidan slightly larger.
If that was the case, he might as well give the divine crystals to Shen Jian. That way, the strength on his side could increase the most.
Jian Chen sat on the ground of the room. Close to ten thousand low grade divine crystals were stacked beside him.
"There's a crack in my chaotic neidan, and because of this crack, I can only use eighty percent of my strength. However, fixing the crack isn't difficult. I just need enough energy to close it up and make the neidan perfect again," Jian Chen thought. He immediately grabbed a handful of divine crystals and began absorbing the origin energy in them to fix his chaotic neidan. In the past, without any divine crystals, he would have to spend an extremely long time to fix his chaotic neidan just by absorbing the origin energy in the surroundings. As a result, he had always put the matter off. Only after obtaining so many divine crystals from the Lu family's mine did he have the opportunity to fix his chaotic neidan.
As Jian Chen mended his chaotic neidan, the elders of the Lu family who had ventured out to kill the people who had fled all returned to the clan. At this moment, the patriarch and the eight elders all gathered in a single discussion hall. They were all stern, and they had even enveloped the hall in a powerful formation. They took such measures to prevent anyone from eavesdropping on what they would be discussing. They were extremely cautious.
"Patriarch, according to the numbers, all the miners and the guards that escaped have been killed, aside from the miner who the suspected God took away. Even the guards who are still loyal to our clan have been isolated," an elder said to the patriarch.
The patriarch sat at the end of the table in worry. He sighed gently, "The appearance of high grade divine crystals in the Dark Cloud Mountains should have been something worth celebrating over. It holds much significance to our Lu family. I never thought a mess like this would happen at such a crucial time. Sigh. Right now, what I worry the most about is whether there are any spies sent by other organisations among the guards and whether those spies have leaked the news of the high grade divine crystals before we could contain the situation. If they did leak it, we wouldn't be able to keep the mine anymore. I'm actually not concerned about whether that suspected God leaks the news because it won't bring him any benefits if he does leak it."
"Patriarch, may I ask if we've discovered the identity of the mysterious expert?" an elder asked.
The patriarch shook his head, "We have limited information regarding the identity of the mysterious expert, apart from the fact that he has comprehended the Laws of the Sword. And there's only one God in our region who has comprehended the Laws of the Sword, which is the one from the Atomos Sword sect. However, when this God attacked our mine, the sky was filled with snow. This makes it seem unlikely that it is the one from the Atomos Sword sect. Of course, we can't just ignore the fact that the Atomos Sword sect might be using some method to purposefully mislead us."
"It's said that when the mysterious expert left, he said that our Lu family would cease to exist before long. Hmph, even if the Dark Cloud Mountains are a high grade divine crystal mine, I don't think those powerful clans will make any trouble for us as long as we just hand it over. Looks like the mysterious expert probably has some disagreements with us," said a red-robed old man.
The patriarch shook his head again, "That's even more impossible. We've never provoked a God, nor have we offended any organisations with Gods. Apart from the whole matter with Lu Fei's betrayal and the Mo clan, I really can't think of any other organisation that we've fallen out with…" Suddenly, the patriarch's voice paused. A gleam of light flashed through the patriarch's eyes, and he said solemnly, "It's the Mo clan. How could I have forgotten you? Doesn't that mysterious expert from the Mo clan just happen to possess the strength of a God? And he just happens to have comprehended the Laws of the Sword as well. The ancestor suffered greatly at his hand before."
The expressions of the eight elders all changed slightly. One of them asked, "Is it the Mo clan?"
The patriarch of the Lu family snorted coldly, "It's very likely to be them. Apart from the one from the Atomos Sword sect, there's only the mysterious expert from the Mo clan who is both a God and has comprehended the Laws of the Sword. Although there are some discrepancies compared to what the ancestor described, it's possible to make them up with some disguises."
"Oh right, I suddenly remember that there's a medium quality saint artifact from the Maple Leaf Pavilion of Maple Leaf City called the Flying Snow sword. It was forged by master Xin Nong in the provincial city. It's said that the sword will cause heavy snow when used in battle," said an elder.
The patriarch looked towards the elder and asked, "Elder Yun, please pay a visit to Maple Leaf City immediately and check whether the Flying Snow sword has been sold or not and whether the buyer is the mysterious expert from the Mo clan."
"Alright, I'll go immediately," elder Yun immediately rose to his feet and left.