Chapter 1879: Poison or Treasure?
However, soon after it devoured Jian Chen, the colorful, poisonous flower began to tremble heavily in an unnatural manner. Its huge petals became covered with cracks very soon as inky green poison flowed out from the cracks.
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak…
The flower produced strange sounds as if it was in pain. Its huge petals that had wrapped around Jian Chen shook violently. Afterwards, it suddenly began to struggle. Inky green poison spurted out like a fountain. The huge petal struck the ground heavily as it struggled painfully, creating a huge hole in the ground and making the earth tremble.
Suddenly, there was a loud sound, and the flower exploded. It was blasted to pieces as its inky green poison splashed into the air. It was extremely poisonous.
The poison was so potent that it was already enough to pose a great threat to Overgods.
As the flower exploded, Jian Chen, who it had just devoured, was exposed once again. A layer of flickering light protected, giving off light like the sun. Powerful sword intent radiated from him, which actually caused the rainbow miasma around to thin out slightly. Jian Chen had forced it back.
With Jian Chen's current battle prowess, he would struggle to find an equal opponent among Overgods. As long as he did not venture into the very depths of the mountain range, there really was not much that could threaten him.
"This flower's strength has actually reached early Overgod, and it's skilled in ambushes. With its natural cover, it can catch people off guard. Probably even mid Overgods will suffer quite a bit even if they manage to survive." Jian Chen slowly receded the light around him. He stared at the body of the flower that had been blasted to pieces as a light flickered in his eyes.
At this moment, a powerful ripple of energy attracted Jian Chen's attention. He walked over, and with a wave of his hand, a powerful gust struck the ground, blasting away the remaining tendrils of the flower.
Immediately, a fist-sized, inky green pearl appeared before Jian Chen. Pure and powerful energy circulated within it vigorously.
Jian Chen's eyes immediately narrowed when he saw the pearl. He said, "This is the core of the flower."
A strange light flickered through Jian Chen's eyes. He extended his hand, made a gesture, and the core flew into his hand.
Jian Chen frowned when the core entered his hand. He only sensed a stab of pain in his hand. His hand that had come in contact with the core rapidly blackened. The poison on the core was eating away at his flesh.
"What powerful poison," Jian Chen could not help but sigh in amazement. He circulated his Chaotic Force and forced the poison out. Even his corroded hand rapidly recovered. In just a few seconds, his hand had returned to its previous state.
Now, with the circulation of Chaotic Force, the poison within the core was unable to harm Jian Chen anymore.
The light in Jian Chen's eyes flickered. He stared at the core in his hand with great interest and murmured, "The flower's strength is equivalent to an early Overgod, while this core basically contains all the essence of its energy. If I can purge the poison from inside…" Jian Chen's eyes began to shine. He looked around and saw the other plants in the surroundings.
A while later, Jian Chen put the core away and continued on his way.
He had considered immediately refining the energy within the core to cultivate. After all, the core belonged to an early Overgod existence. The energy inside was so terrifying that even Ten-thousand-year God Origin Pills paled in comparison.
However, his current cultivation level was only equivalent to a God. His Chaotic Force could fend off the poison from the flower, but it was unable to refine it.
As for his late Overgod level comprehension of the Laws of the Sword, it was only his level in terms of comprehension of laws. It was useless for refining the poison in the core.
As a result, he could only put the poisonous core away for now.
Unbeknownst to Jian Chen, the moment he killed the flower, a tremendous, selike presence had slowly awakened within a huge cave in the very depths of the mountain range. As the presence awakened, the entire mountain top trembled violently. All the organisms there lied down and trembled as fear filled all their eyes.
"One of this king's clones has been slain by an outsider…" An extremely powerful mental pulse emerged from the cave, transforming into a furious roar. It caused the ground in the cave to shake violently. An extremely huge and colorful flower gradually emerged.
The flower was exactly the same as the colorful flower that Jian Chen had killed. The only difference was its size, and the difference was actually quite drastic. The flower he had killed before was only ten meters across, while the flower here was several hundred meters wide.
"Calm down. We cannot disobey the ninth prince's commands. Unless the outsider sets foot in our territory of his own accord, we can't attack him. If the ninth prince knows what happens, you'll be in deep trouble," an ancient voice boomed out. A huge face appeared out of nowhere in the huge cave. It was filled with wrinkles, making it seem extremely ancient.
The appearance of the face was clearly condensed from a sliver of power from the soul.
The huge flower radiated with powerful killing intent, which grew colder and colder. In the end, it did not set foot out of the cave. It only gave off a cold metal pulse, "Outsider, this king will wait for you here. I hope you don't disappoint me."
"The outsider basically knows that the depths of the mountain range is a forbidden zone. Although the outsider is powerful, he may not necessarily have the guts to come here. Qi Zang, you have to think of an idea that will provide you with the chance to avenge your clone," said the ancient voice.
Jian Chen constantly advanced towards the depths of the mountain range. He was currently located in the general region. The miasma there had reached an extremely terrifying level. Even late Overgods could not remain there for more than four hours.
Jian Chen was only able to stand there safely thanks to the toughness of the Chaotic Body and the protection of his light from the Laws of the Sword. As a result, he had no reason to fear the miasma around here.
However, his vision had already shrunken from the initial thousand meters to just five hundred.
Jian Chen rarely used the senses of his soul now. The miasma was just too powerful here. Once he let it out, the miasma would rapidly corrode it away. As a result, in just a few seconds, his head would begin spinning.
"I've killed many daemonified plants as well as quite a few poisonous beasts. It's just a pity that I haven't been able to collect many cores. I don't know what this is all about. Not all daemonified plants have cores, while basically all the poisonous beasts possess a monster core."
"Among the plants and beasts I've killed, there are a total of nine that have reached the level of Overgods. Apart from three poisonous beasts, the remaining are all plants, and I've only managed to collect three cores from the six of them," Jian Chen ran some calculations. Although he had not found any heavenly resources that could heal the soul along the way, he had found quite a lot of useful things.
The only pity was that all the poisonous beasts and plants he killed did not possess Space Rings, so he did not even obtain a single divine crystal.