Chapter 1866: Preparations
News of the deaths of the three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult who had surrounded the Swordseeking province spread like wildfire. It spread across the entire Divine Kingdom of Pingtian in the shortest time possible, immediately throwing the kingdom into an uproar. All the Overgod clans were extremely shocked. They guessed at who it was that was bold enough to even kill people from the Empyrean Demon Cult.
Moreover, the person in question had killed three Overgods.
Even to a great organisation like the Empyrean Demon Cult, Overgods were not nobodies. They possessed some status.
Not only had the deaths of the three Overgods become a hot topic in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, but it even spread to the nearby divine kingdoms in an extremely short amount of time. Anyone who heard about it became stunned.
They admired the courage of the person and was amazed by their strength. The person had actually killed three Overgods in such a short amount of time.
Even many late Overgods would not be able to do something like that.
"Killing three Overgods in just a few moments in a situation where one of them is even a mid Overgod. Is that person a Godking…"
"It's only a rumor. Maybe the three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult really were killed by a single person, but it definitely shouldn't be as exaggerated as the rumors, where they say the person finished the battle in just a few seconds. It probably just got exaggerated as the rumors spread…"
Discussions appeared in various places. Over ninety percent of the people basically believed it to be an exaggeration, while the remainders all had their doubts about the matter.
"Jian Chen has actually become so powerful. It's unbelievable," Commander Xuan Dou of the Royal Divine Army stood in the study room of his estate as he sighed in amazement.
He could not help but think back to the first time he met Jian Chen. Back then, he had personally witnessed Jian Chen defeat Wayner Yan. He was only around a mid Overgod in terms of strength at the time.
Only a few dozen years had passed till the next time Xuan Dou saw him, but Jian Chen already possessed the strength to fight Yang Kai at that time. His strength had increased at an alarming rate.
Yet now, Jian Chen actually managed to kill three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult in such a short amount of time. Compared to when he fought Yang Kai, he was even stronger now.
"Is Jian Chen's strength growing at all times? At this rate, he'll become a Godking before long," Xuan Dou sighed emotionally. He did not listen to the rumors. Instead, he had people planted outside the Swordseeking province who knew the situation at all times.
As a result, even though he could not say he knew everything that had happened in the Swordseeking province, he basically knew what had happened.
"Never, ever provoke the Tian Yuan clan from today onwards…"
At the same time, all the ancestor of the Overgod clans in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian sent down stern orders. They feared Jian Chen very much.
In the Yang family, the ancestor, Yang Kai, was still heavily injured from his battle with Jian Chen. He did not have Jian Chen's regeneration, so even after consuming healing pills, he would still need some time to achieve a full recovery.
When Yang Kai, who was in his secret room, heard that Jian Chen had killed three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult, he immediately sneered. He said softly, "How can you just kill people from the Empyrean Demon Cult like that, let alone three Overgods? The Empyrean Demon Cult will never just let the matter be."
"Moreover, this matter should be somewhat related to a vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult. Jian Chen, you've bitten off more than you can chew now. Even dying will become difficult for you."
Yang Kai took pleasure in Jian Chen's misfortune.
Jian Chen returned to the Tian Yuan clan in the Dong'an province.
Currently, a barrier and formation surrounded the discussion hall of the Tian Yuan clan. Not only did it cut off any noises in the hall from the outside world, but it also stopped the entry of any senses of the soul.
Jian Chen sat on the patriarch's throne very casually in his white, luxurious robes. Below him sat two rows of people. There were over twenty of them, and they were of various ages. The youngest only seemed to be fourteen or fifteen years old, while the oldest already had gray hair and hunched backs.
These people were the higher powers of the Tian Yuan clan. All of them were Gods.
Among them, the youngest was a white-robed young man. His face was cold, and his eyes shone brightly. He gave off a faint presence of slaughter.
Even though he was still slightly baby-faced, many people cast fearful gazes towards him as he sat there with a straight back.
In the years that Jian Chen had been away, the Tian Yuan clan had rapidly powered up. Many Gods had joined the clan, taking up positions as elders. That was why there were so many Gods in the Tian Yuan clan now.
Jian Chen glanced down before stopping on the young man who only seemed to be fourteen or fifteen. He could not help but smile as if he was relieved.
This was because the white-robed young man was the white tiger. He had become a God now.
Even though he was only an early God, even a few mid Gods seated there feared him.
Aside from that, Xi Yu, Mo Ling, Ando Fu, and the Gods from the Nanyun clan, which was originally one of three great clans of the Dong'an province, were seated there as well.
The Nanyun clan had completely become a part of the Tian Yuan clan now. Originally, they only joined in hopes of getting the support of an Overgod so that they would have someone they could rely on.
However, in the years they spent with the Tian Yuan clan, they had benefited greatly. All the cultivation methods they used were Overgod cultivation methods left behind by Jian Chen.
"I believe you've all heard about the deaths of the three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult. From today onwards, the Tian Yuan clan will probably lose its peace. I've gathered you all here today to give you a choice. Whether you want to leave or stay is completely up to you. I won't stop you if you want to leave," Jian Chen said sternly.
A few of the seated elders hesitated. In the end, some of them chose to leave and break off from the Tian Yuan clan.
Actually, most of the elders chose to leave.
However, Nanyun Tong and the others chose to stay without any hesitation at all. They held great hopes for Jian Chen. They knew that Jian Chen had a way to overcome this threat.
Moreover, the Tian Yuan clan had always treated them as one of their own. They gradually developed a sense of belonging in the Tian Yuan clan. Now that the clan was in danger, it was time for them to express their loyalty.
Mo Ling and Ando Fu chose to stay without any hesitation either. The two of them were probably even closer to the clan than Jian Chen.
This was because Jian Chen almost never managed the affairs of the clan. Every single brick in the clan had basically been laid under their orders.
To them, this was equivalent to a new home.
Jian Chen's face did not change when he saw that only ten Gods remained aside from the white tiger. He said, "Alright. Since you don't plan on leaving and are willing to die with the Tian Yuan clan, I guarantee that if we successfully overcome this disaster, I will never mistreat you in the future."
"Xi Yu, how are the materials that you've collected?" Jian Chen looked at Xi Yu.
Xi Yu took out a Space Ring and gave it to Jian Chen. She said, "Patriarch, I've already collected all the materials we can gather right now from the elders. They're all in that Space Ring. Moreover, I've sent some people to other provincial cities to collect the required materials. I believe a second batch will come soon."
Jian Chen took the materials and immediately entered seclusion.