Chapter 1953: Hao Yue's Visit
Jian Chen took out a few high quality saint artifacts and three supreme quality saint artifacts afterwards for everyone to choose from.
He had also purchased these saint artifacts from the imperial capital of the Xuandao Empire. There were saint artifacts for both offence and defence.
"The Empyrean Demon Orb can attack and defend. It's enough for me," said Houston. He only took some healing pills.
"These items don't suit me," said Sacredfeather.
In the end, only Rui Jin, Hong Lian, and Hei Yu picked out some high quality saint artifacts to replace the saint artifacts they originally had.
As their strength increased, the saint artifacts that they originally possessed basically were not very useful anymore apart from the bead that could block attacks to the soul.
"Jian Chen, it's rumored that the commander of the seventh army took you away, but Yaxi Lian ended up as your hostage in the end. What's that all about?" Houston asked as he healed.
"It's fairy Hao Yue who saved me. Fairy Hao Yue has already recovered her strength to the Primordial realm now," Jian Chen narrated everything without going into too much detail.
All the people gathered there because stunned when they heard that fairy Hao Yue was already a Primordial realm expert. They all felt some disbelief.
Back on the Tian Yuan Continent, fairy Hao Yue had been reduced to a soul. She was so weak in their eyes, yet now, she had become a Primordial realm expert in such a short amount of time. Everyone found the huge change to be a little unbelievable.
The Primordial realm was a cultivation level that they could only look up to in their eyes! It was insurmountable!
"I brought quite a few things back from my visit to the imperial capital of the Xuandao Empire. They're enough to increase the strength of our entire clan to another level. Once you've mostly recovered, come to the Tian Yuan clan with me. I want to reorganise the Tian Yuan clan during the half a month of ceasefire so that we can truly toil about without worry on the front lines," said Jian Chen.
He thought back to how some unknown people had slaughtered members of the Tian Yuan clan back when they were gathering materials for the teleportation formations.
Before they found out who was behind it all, before they completely eliminated this potential problem, danger would always engulf the Tian Yuan clan.
As a result, Jian Chen was always worried as the patriarch. He was afraid that something would happen in the clan when he was not present.
The Divine Kingdom of Pingtian was not peaceful at all during the ceasefire. The divine king had personally decreed to mobilise all the soldiers in the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, moving them all to the front line. At the same time, he began recruiting many soldiers in the divine kingdom as well.
Moreover, the divine king communicated with the Primordial realm experts of the Heavenly Moon Empire through his soul, asking for even more reinforcements because the divine kingdom was unable to stop the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult by themselves.
At the same time, the divine kings from the neighboring divine kingdoms answered the divine king's call for reinforcements. They sent even more soldiers to the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian.
The walls at the front lines were being rebuilt as well. Several Godkings worked together, reconstructing the long wall such that it reached the toughness of defensive saint artifacts.
The Empyrean Demon Cult also replenished their soldiers in an orderly manner. Although people had died during the war in the army of three hundred thousand, the Empyrean Demon Cult had far more soldiers than just the nine armies.
Behind the nine armies was a reserve army. Once the nine armies lost soldiers, the reserves would immediately replace them.
However, for some reason, the nine armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult always remained as a hundred thousand people. It would never surpass that.
A few days later, Rui Jin and the others mostly recovered from their wounds. Jian Chen immediately returned to the Dong'an province with them.
The ancestors of the powerful clans in the Dong'an province came along as well, returning to the Dong'an province with Jian Chen.
However, aside from Jian Chen's group, only two ancestors remained from the powerful clans.
Jian Chen looked at the two last ancestors on the flying vehicle and sighed to himself secretly. He controlled the path of the flying vehicle quietly, directing it towards the Dong'an province.
It was rumored that the patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan who was supposed to be captured by the commander of the seventh army of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Yaxi Lian, had suddenly returned. News of this spread across the entire province as soon as possible.
As soon as the flying vehicle approached the provincial city, the city gates were already filled with people. Many people gathered there to welcome them back warmly.
"The patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan is a supreme Overgod who can make onto the Overgods' Plaque. Even with the entire Saints' World in perspective, these supreme Overgods are famed. I never thought I'd be able to stand so close to a supreme Overgod. He's a figure of legends."
"It's said that supreme Overgods can kill Godkings. This commander of the seventh army sure is unlucky to come across a supreme Overgod."
"Right? I heard that the commander of the seventh army was captured by the patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan. Don't underestimate him just because he's still an Overgod. Even capturing a Godking is nothing difficult for him."
There were many praises for Jian Chen among the warm welcome. Many people could not help but feel a deep sense of pride when the patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan was mentioned.
The flying vehicle directly entered the Tian Yuan clan. All the elders in the clan had already been waiting for quite some time. When they saw Jian Chen and the others return safely, their faces all became filled with evident excitement and delight.
Jian Chen leapt off the flying vehicle. Just when he wanted to say something, a light suddenly flickered through his eyes, and he stared at the residence that belonged to him sharply.
"There's someone inside!" Jian Chen's heart shivered. He could clearly sense that something was moving around in his room, but he was unable to tell who it was through the senses of his soul.
"This person's strength completely exceeds mine. I can't sense them at all," Jian Chen's heart sank slightly. He felt slightly worried as he directly made his way to his residence.
Sacredfeather, Houston, and so on could sense the change with Jian Chen. They looked at each other and followed behind him.
Jian Chen directly pushed through the door and entered his residence. He knew that before an expert that even the senses of his soul were unable to detect, all his movements were under their control. Anything he did would not be able to escape their senses.
As a result, he just did not make any preparations. He just waltzed in without trying to hide it at all.
"I wonder which expert has suddenly paid a visit to my Tian Yuan clan. From Mo Ling, Ando Fu, and the other's lack of response, they clearly don't know about the arrival of this uninvited guest," Jian Chen thought. He was troubled.
However, after he walked in, he saw a white-clothed woman sitting at a table idly, eating the fruit there. He could not help but become surprised.
"Fairy Hao Yue!" Jian Chen cried out subconsciously. Surprise had filled his face.
Fairy Hao Yue sat there as she wished, biting into the fruit that was originally supposed to be for Jian Chen. She looked at Jian Chen as if she was smiling and said, "You're so careful even in your own clan. It looks like the famous patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan doesn't have a particularly liberating life."
Jian Chen let out a sigh of relief. He ignored fairy Hao Yue's snide comments and said, "Fairy Hao Yue, you've suddenly appeared in the southern region. It looks like you've completed the matters for the Xuandao Empire."
Fairy Hao Yue stood up. With a wave of her hand, the door to the building immediately closed, locking Sacredfeather and the others who had followed Jian Chen along outside. She described it like it was nothing, "This matter is something difficult for the Xuandao Empire to resolve, but it's a piece of cake for me. I've come to take a look at your situation here and also to bid farewell to you."
Fairy Hao Yue continued, "Before I go, is there anything you can't deal with? Just tell me, such as that Earth Spirit sect or something."