Chapter 1868: Shen Jian's Return
"You have to be careful these days. It's best if you don't get any clansmen to leave the Dong'an province. The current Tian Yuan clan is facing many troubles. A few organisations have probably decided to target us because they think we won't have any extra energy to deal with them. As a result, they're purposefully causing some problems for us," Jian Chen said coldly. His gaze was extremely sharp.
The people of the Tian Yuan clan were being ambushed when they were collecting the materials. The matter had aggravated his killing intent.
This was because the importance of the teleportation formation materials was evident to the Tian Yuan clan. It was directly related to the clan's survival.
Shangguan Mu'er, Houston, Sacredfeather, and the others were all extremely stern. After they learnt about the Empyrean Demon Cult's power, they all realised just how great of a threat the Tian Yuan clan was facing.
Suddenly, Jian Chen's face changed. A sliver of joy appeared, and he said, "A friend has returned. Everyone, come with me to receive him."
Jian Chen led everyone from the Tian Yuan Continent out of the forbidden grounds and directly to the main entrance of the clan.
A middle-aged man stood outside.
He appeared to be in his forties. His black hair was draped on his shoulders, directly extending to his waist. His appearance was nothing special at all. He was the type that would not raise any attention if he was left in a crowd. He wore a set of simple, black robes and carried a simple, black sword on his back.
"The Spiritking has returned!"
When Xiong Zhong and the others saw the middle-aged man, they were immediately overjoyed. Excitement flooded their faces.
The middle-aged man was Shen Jian who had left several decades ago.
"Shen Jian, you sure have chosen a bad time to return," Jian Chen smiled as he looked at Shen Jian. However, his smile was not joyful but bitter.
However, he could already tell that Shen Jian was now an Overgod.
Shen Jian stared back at Jian Chen. His plain gaze carried a hint of sharpness like that of a sword.
"I didn't plan on returning so soon originally, but you killed three Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult, so I had to return," Shen Jian said calmly without any expression on his face. However, when he glanced past Xiong Zhong and the three others, he nodded slightly.
Jian Chen laughed aloud, "Alright. Since you're diving head first into the problem, let's struggle with them together. Let's go. We'll talk after we go in."
In a secret room within the Tian Yuan clan, Jian Chen and Shen Jian sat facing each other. There was only the two of them in the room.
"The Empyrean Demon Cult is powerful. Now that you've killed three of their Overgods, they'll never just let the matter slide. How do you plan on dealing with them?" Shen Jian skipped the small talk and asked directly.
"Isn't my only choice to deal with it as they come? If I really can't do anything about it, we can only retreat. We'll move everyone away using the teleportation formations in the clan," said Jian Chen. He did not hide anything from Shen Jian, telling him all of his plans. At the same time, he told everything he had learnt from the divine king to Shen Jian.
Shen Jian said after some thought, "The problem is whether the divine king's words are reliable or not. If it really is as the divine king has said, that the people from the empire will interfere once the Empyrean Demon Cult invades the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, we don't have to worry too much."
"Regardless of the truth behind the divine king's words, we can't place our hopes on other people," said Jian Chen. He stared at Shen Jian brightly and said sternly, "I've already cast down the teleportation formation in the clan. However, I need to set up a formation on the other end. That way, we'll be able to choose a safe place to teleport to."
"Originally, I was worried that someone would attack the Tian Yuan clan after I left. I don't have to worry at all now that you're here."
Shen Jian nodded. He said, "Go without worry. Leave here to me."
"However, activating the formation needs energy. There are so many people in the clan, so if you want to send them all away, you'll need quite a few divine crystals," said Jian Chen. He immediately took out the Space Rings he had obtained from the three Overgods. After searching through them, he discovered that there were close to twenty blocks of high grade divine crystal in the Space Rings.
Moreover, there were a few loose mid grade divine crystals.
"Keep the divine crystals with you. If the people of the Empyrean Demon Cult come, use the divine crystals to support the teleportation formation's operation." Jian Chen gave Shen Jian half of the divine crystals before leaving the room.
Afterwards, Jian Chen found Shangguan Mu'er and the others. He left all his other divine crystals with them before silently leaving the clan. He looked for a place to retreat to.
"The Divine Kingdom of Pingtian borders the Divine Kingdom of Qingyang. Past the Divine Kingdom of Qingyang is the Divine Kingdom of Datian. Past there and a huge mountain range is the territory of the Heavenly Moon Empire." Jian Chen flew as quickly as he could among the clouds as he thought about the path of retreat.
"With the power of the Empyrean Demon Cult, it'll be completely useless whether we retreat to the Divine Kingdom of Qingyang or the Divine Kingdom of Datian. Looks like only the Heavenly Moon Empire can make the Empyrean Demon Cult experience some fear. I'll go to the Heavenly Moon Empire!" Jian Chen immediately used the Linear Lightning Release after making up his mind. He turned into lightning and hurried off.
Before long, Jian Chen left the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian and arrived at the Divine Kingdom of Qingyang. He chose a desolate mountain and cast down a transfer teleportation formation in an obscure cave before continuing onwards.
"Ancestor of the Mo family, I'll be able to take back what's mine very soon." Jian Chen stared in the direction of the Mo family from afar, and a sliver of killing intent flickered through his eyes. Afterwards, he turned into a streak of light and hurried to the Divine Kingdom of Datian.
Under Jian Chen's full speed, he passed through the Divine Kingdom of Qingyang. He made his way around the foot of the Yin Mountains of Sevens Despair and entered the Divine Kingdom of Datian. He found an obscure location to cast down another teleportation formation before hurrying off to the Heavenly Moon Empire without stopping at all.
There were a few obstacles along the way. He encountered the attack of several vicious beasts and also dove straight into a few formations cast down by bandits. Some of the bandits had even reached late God.
However, with Jian Chen's current strength, these obstacles were nothing. He dealt with them just by raising his hand. However, if he were a God instead, he probably would have died several times already.
In the end, Jian Chen entered the Heavenly Moon Empire after leaving the Tian Yuan clan for ten days. He did not enter any cities and instead cast down the final teleportation formation in a remote mountain range just like before.
Jian Chen finally let out a sigh of relief after casting down the final teleportation formation. The path of retreat for the Tian Yuan clan had finally been completed.
"The Heavenly Moon Empire really is extremely distant from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. Even with my speed, I needed that much time for travelling. If a God wanted to travel this far, they'll probably need several years. Now, it's time for me to pay a visit to the Mo family," thought Jian Chen before standing in the centre of the teleportation formation. He activated it, and after a flash of intense white light, he vanished.