Chapter 1863: Slaying Three Overgods with the Sword (One)
"Patriarch, what're you planning to do? Are you going to help the Ling family? That'll be provoking the Empyrean Demon Cult and becoming enemies with them…" Xi Yu was greatly surprised. Her eyes widened as she stared at Jian Chen in disbelief.
To her, saving the Ling family would only end up dooming himself.
Although the patriarch was very powerful, no weaker than Yang Kai who was known as the greatest expert below Godking in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, there were a total of three Overgods who had trapped the Ling family. They might not be the patriarch's opponent even when combined.
However, even if the patriarch could kill them, doing so would be equivalent to becoming enemies with the Empyrean Demon Cult.
Without a single doubt, that was just asking the patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan to die.
Jian Chen stared at Xi Yu and said sternly, "I have my own plans for this matter. Xi Yu, take Mo Yan with you and leave the royal capital immediately. Rush back to the Tian Yuan clan. I have a task for you."
Jian Chen got a brush and some ink. He wrote down several dozen materials in a hurry before passing it to Xi Yu. He said, "Once you get back to the clan, tell all the elders to find all the materials on the list as soon as possible. The more the better."
Xi Yu knew that Jian Chen had made up his mind. There was nothing she could do to change the mind of an Overgod once they had decided on something. As a result, Xi Yu could only sigh gently inside. She left the royal capital with Mo Yan and the list of several dozen materials.
Jian Chen did not remain around for long after Xi Yu and Mo Yan's departure. He found his orientation and shot off to the Swordseeking province.
High in the air, Jian Chen felt like he still was not moving fast enough. He formed a seal and used the Linear Lightning Release, shooting off at unbelievable speeds as a bolt of lightning.
He could only maintain the Linear Lightning Release for a very short amount of time, so his speed would only be increased for a short instance every time he used it. However, he was still able to traverse an extremely great distance every time he used it.
Jian Chen used the Linear Lightning Release several times so that he could reach the Swordseeking province as soon as possible.
Back in the royal palace of the divine kingdom, the divine king and the Grand Imperial Protector were currently playing chess extremely leisurely in the pavilion within the royal gardens.
"Jian Chen has already left the royal capital and is currently heading towards the Swordseeking province. Just as I had expected, he would go help out the Ling family." The divine king was confident.
The Grand Imperial Protector raised his head when he heard that. He looked at the divine king and said, "Pingtian, there's just one thing I don't really understand. Didn't you say that there was no reason to fear the Empyrean Demon Cult a few days ago? Since there's no reason to fear them, why didn't you let the commander of the Royal Divine Army, Xuan Dou, go handle the three Overgods?"
"Even if you're worrying that the three Overgods have some trump card and that Xuan Dou is not there opponent, why didn't you send me instead? With my strength, I think I can handle a few Overgods no matter what their trump cards are without experiencing any threat at all."
The Grand Imperial Protector continued from there, "Or in other words, the Empyrean Demon Cult should be feared? You're using this opportunity to lure out the people behind Jian Chen so that you can use them against the Empyrean Demon Cult?"
The divine king shook his head, "It's true. Right now, there's no need to fear the Empyrean Demon Cult. The people from the empires really have been paying attention to the movements of the Empyrean Demon Cult. I can already vaguely sense several powerful senses of the soul sweep by in the past few years. They're basically all from the Primordial realm experts of the empires."
"The reason why I didn't get you to act is because both you and Xuan Dou represent the royal family of our Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. Once you do move against them, the Empyrean Demon Cult will believe we are acting against them."
"In order to protect their dignity, the Empyrean Demon Cult will probably invade our Divine Kingdom of Pingtian even when they know they'll come into conflict with the empires from how the Empyrean Demon Cult has been doing things."
"But Jian Chen is different. His Tian Yuan clan hasn't even existed for a century. Strictly speaking, he's not even a part of the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. It's extremely likely that we can avoid a war with the Empyrean Demon Cult by using him against them."
The Grand Imperial Protector's eyes also lit up with that. He added, "Moreover, there's the Primordial realm expert who has recovered their body and the young maser of a great clan who has a Godking as a bodyguard behind Jian Chen. If Jian Chen really kills the three Overgods, they'll have to consider it carefully if they want to move against him. They would have to see whether the lives of three Overgods are worth running the likely risk of offending a Primordial realm expert and a powerful clan."
The divine king said, "The reason why there is no reason to fear the Empyrean Demon Cult is because the empires will stand forward and stop them. As for the three Overgods who have trapped the Swordseeking province, only Jian Chen can kill them if they must die. It's inappropriate for other Overgods to take action."
"Pingtian, when you suddenly mentioned the Empyrean Demon Cult to Jian Chen, did you know already that the Empyrean Demon Cult would come to find Ling Hougong?" The Grand Imperial Protector asked.
The divine king smiled, neither confirming or denying the Grand Imperial Protector's thoughts. He pointed at the chessboard, "It's your turn."
The patriarch of the Ling family, Ling Mojian, and all their elders stood within the clan with sunken faces. Aside from them, almost all the clansmen of the Ling family had already become pale-faced. They were ashen and filled with despair.
Liu Shan and his two early Overgod deputies stood on the black clouds. They hung in the sky as they stared down coldly.
Even though this was the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, the three of them were completely fearless. They did not believe that anyone would come and stand in their way.
This was because the ninth army of the Empyrean Demon Cult was currently in the Divine Kingdom of Three Cauldrons, which was quite close to the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian.
A black thread suddenly extended from the huge black net that engulfed the entire province. It directly wrapped around an elder of the Ling family before wrenching him high up in the sky.
The Gods of the Ling family were completely helpless against it. There was nothing that they could do because it was Liu Shan taking action.
In the past few days, Liu Shan had already used the same method to brutally kill several elders of the Ling family.
"It's another day. I'll kill this God today. Ling Mojian, if your ancestor returns, you'll still be able to save this person. After all, my original intentions weren't to kill off the Ling family," Liu Shan said coldly.
Ling Mojian shut his eyes painfully. He was filled with sorrow. He had waited for so many days, but the divine kingdom had not sent any reinforcements at all. He knew that the Ling family was doomed.
However, Ling Mojian did not blame anyone. As a matter of fact, he was expecting this. After all, they were the Empyrean Demon Cult.
Before the Empyrean Demon Cult, even the entire divine kingdom would probably be unable to stop any of their armies.