Chapter 1862: Saving the Ling Family
Jian Chen sucked in a deep breath and forcefully suppressed his excitement, slowly calming himself down. However, his gaze towards the memory pearl still burned with unconcealable desire.
When he had entered the royal collection, his main intention was to take away three cultivation methods or battle skills with him, which the divine king had given him permission to do.
This was because three cultivation methods or battle skills that were at the level of Overgods was far too significant to the Tian Yuan clan because they were still developing.
After that, he was going to try to benefit through reading and viewing the tremendous number of cultivation methods and battle skills.
However, now that he had accidentally found a memory pearl that recorded the method to create teleportation formations on the ninth floor, it was a joyous surprise.
This was because he could tell with a single glance that the method to create formations within the memory pearl was of an extremely high grade.
Clearly, something as great as this could not be purchased.
Although there were also various formations available on the market, and they could even be found in a few stores, they were pretty much all basic items. They would not be too useful for casting down teleportation formations that could cross worlds.
Jian Chen placed the Smithy Grand Collection aside without any hesitation. He placed all his focus on the memory pearl.
Jian Chen had spent many years back on the Tian Yuan Continent to comprehend teleportation formations. However, he was nowhere close to casting down formations that could cross worlds. As a matter of fact, he probably could not even cast down a regular teleportation formation.
This was because the teleportation formations he cast down on the Tian Yuan Continent initially were more like markers. Their only purpose was to act as a beacon of light in the dark so that he could find his way back.
However, he had still managed to accumulate much experience through the years of comprehension. It had set a solid foundation for him.
It was just like building a tower. Once the foundation was set well, only building the tower above was needed.
Jian Chen was completely entranced by the memory pearl. It made him completely forget about himself. At that moment, he had become completely submerged in the information about teleportation formations. Jian Chen would only be considered to have formally taken a step towards creating teleportation formations after viewing the memory pearl.
A sliver of understanding gradually appeared in Jian Chen's eyes. The memory pearl seemed to have opened a gate in his head, finally allowing him to truly come in contact with another world of comprehension.
Teleportation formations were complicated and profound. Although there were many people in the Saints' World who tried to comprehend them, most of them would remain as beginners. Only a small number of impressive people would accomplish something.
However, Jian Chen already possessed a great affinity for comprehension, not to mention the foundation he had built for himself in the lower world. As a result, Jian Chen only needed a very short time to become well-acquainted with its contents, while other people would need several dozen or even hundreds of years.
By the time Jian Chen made his way off the ninth floor, half a month had already passed.
Jian Chen memorised all the contents of the memory pearl in that half a month. He only needed to actually attempt to create something himself.
He had even memorised all the contents within the Smithy Grand Collection.
Of course, memorisation was only memorisation. There were still many problems to resolve if he wanted to actually cast down a teleportation formation.
Most importantly, he lacked the required comprehension of the Laws of Formations.
The Laws of Formations and the Laws of Smithing were also parts of the three thousand laws. They were just more auxiliary than offensive.
Jian Chen left the royal palace and made his way through the bustling streets by himself. He directly made his way to the courtyard that he temporarily stayed at within the royal capital.
Jian Chen moved extremely quickly. Before long, he returned to the quiet place.
"Patriarch Jian Chen, you've finally come back."
Mo Yan immediately threw down her fishing pole from beside the pool when she saw Jian Chen. She ran over excitedly as joy filled her face.
"Patriarch Jian Chen, you're finally back. You just left sister Xi Yu and me here. We did not even dare to set a foot out of this place because we were afraid that the people of the Yang family would come to find trouble with us again," Mo Yan's excitement vanished instantly when she arrived beside Jian Chen. She made a bitter face and spoke pitifully.
Her face changed faster than someone could change the pages of a book. She was excited just before, yet she had become sad in a split second.
"Don't worry. In the future, Yang Kai won't dare to act recklessly in the royal capital," Jian Chen smiled as he comforted Mo Yan.
Xi Yu also emerged from her room. She said sternly, "Patriarch, during the time you spent at the royal capital, a big matter has happened in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. The Empyrean Demon Cult has sent three Overgods to deal with the Ling family. They've pinned down the entire Swordseeking province."
"What did you say?" Jian Chen's face changed. He stared at Xi Yu closely and said, "When did this happen? What's the situation with the Ling family now?"
"It has already been half a month. During that time, the three Overgods killed quite a few people from the Swordseeking Province. Even the Ling family has lost a few experts." Xi Yu was rather stern as she continued, "During this period of time, they've kept the Ling family trapped, killing one of their member every day. Now, four Gods have already passed away as well as over ten Deities. If Ling Hougong still doesn't show himself, they'll keep up the killing until the entire Ling family or even entire the Swordseeking province is dead."
Jian Chen's face immediately sunk when he heard how the Ling family had actually lost so many Godhood experts. A vicious light flickered through his eyes.
"It has already been half a month. Hasn't the divine king his majesty and the Grand Imperial Protector done anything? There are so many Overgods in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. Why hasn't anyone of them gone to save them?" Jian Chen growled.
Xi Yu shook her head. Deep fear filled her eyes, and she said, "They're from the Empyrean Demon Cult. Who would be bold enough to offend them? Whether it's the divine king, the Grand Imperial Protector, or the other Overgods in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, none of them have responded to the matter at all. Looks like they don't plan on helping the Ling family."
"But that's expected because once they interfere, it would be equivalent to standing up to the Empyrean Demon Cult. With the Empyrean Demon Cult's strength, they only need to send out a few more people and the people interfering would be done for."
"Even the divine kingdom's entire strength is not enough to hold back any one of the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult."
"Didn't the divine king say that there's no need to fear the Empyrean Demon Cult? Since there's no need to fear them, why doesn't he help the Ling family? Even if he can't do anything because of some reasons, the Grand Imperial Protector can, right?" Jian Chen murmured to himself softly. The light in his eyes flickered with uncertainty.
"Or should I say, the true intentions of the divine king is for me to oppose the Empyrean Demon Cult so that he can draw out the person who supports me against the Empyrean Demon Cult?" Jian Chen wondered inside. He could not help but think of fairy Hao Yue and Tong Tian. He had not seen either of them in many years.
Even Jian Chen was uncertain whether he and fairy Hao Yue were only partners for a deal, or if they had gradually formed a friendship.
However, there was no doubt about fairy Hao Yue's power. She was basically confirmed to be a Primordial realm expert.
As for Tong Tian, he was only on friendly terms with him at most. They were not even close friends. As a matter of fact, Jian Chen did not even know who he was before he had appeared in Godking Duanmu's dwelling.
"Other people don't know about my relationship with Tong Tian. They only saw Tong Tian save me while being protected by a Godking. Maybe they thought of something because of this and mistook it as me being close to Tong Tian or something. Or maybe they think I have a great background or something…"
"If that's the case, the divine king really did mean it when he said that there was no need to fear the Empyrean Demon Cult. Or is he doing what I think he is trying to do, getting me to stand against the Empyrean Demon Cult on purpose so that he can draw out fairy Hao Yue and Tong Tian through me and use them to stand up to the Empyrean Demon Cult?"
For the time being, Jian Chen was rather uncertain about the divine king's intentions.
However, determination flooded Jian Chen's eyes soon after, "Regardless of what the divine king is trying to do, I have to stop the Empyrean Demon Cult from devastating the Ling family."