Chapter 1962: The Empyrean Demon Cult Retreats
Shen Jian and Sacredfeather also became hesitant as they looked at the blood and soul beads. Like Jian Chen, they did not accept the beads.
A while later, Shen Jian said, "Although I'm not a part of any righteous way, I don't belong to any demonic path either. The Empyrean Demon Cult has slaughtered countless individuals, using their lives to condense these beads. Even if they can greatly increase the cultivation of a person, I would be no different from a person who walks the demonic path if I use them." With that, the two beads before Shen Jian returned to Houston. He said sternly, "Houston, these things don't suit me. However, you practise a demonic cultivation method, so there should be nothing wrong with you using it. As a result, I'll gift these beads to you."
Shen Jian had spoken these words firmly. Even though the beads could greatly increase his cultivation, they did not entice Shen Jian at all.
"Shen Jian is right. These beads are indeed unsuitable for us. After all, we do not walk a demonic path of cultivation while our cultivation methods aren't from a demonic path either. If we use something that was condensed from the blood and souls of countless lives to cultivate, it'll affect our mental state. If it's severe, it might even lead to inner demons, which will affect our future cultivation." Jian Chen also gifted his beads to Houston. Even though formations had refined the beads, removing all the evil and unstable impurities from them, their origins were still a little too vicious.
Jian Chen had his morales. If the beads came from magical beasts or other vicious beasts, he would naturally have no problem with them. After all, he had already accepted such an idea.
However, the beads did not come from magical beasts, so he was unable to accept it.
"I don't need it either. Uncle Xiu, it's best if you take them for yourself," said Sacredfeather as well, giving his beads to Houston.
Houston looked at the four soul beads and blood beads that hovered before him. After hesitating slightly, he said, "Alright then. Since you all don't need it, I won't hold back. I'll accept them for the Empyrean Demon Orb for now. These items are very useful to the Empyrean Demon Orb."
"Why would a god artifact need these items?" Fairy Hao Yue stared at Houston and asked steadily.
Houston shook his head, "Actually, I find this very strange as well. The Empyrean Demon Orb has simply surprised me too much in our trip to the headquarters."
Fairy Hao Yue stared at Houston deeply and said, "Your Empyrean Demon Orb is probably not as simple as it seems. I'd tell you to use it as little as possible, and if you can, abandon it, just in case it dooms you."
Houston immediately became solemn. He knew that as a terrifyingly powerful Primordial realm expert, fairy Hao Yue definitely would not give groundless advice.
Afterwards, fairy Hao Yue looked at Jian Chen again. She said, "I'm going to leave. What happened in the Empyrean Demon Cult will definitely alarm the upper echelons. If I stay, it'll only lead to more trouble for you. You have to be careful in the future." With that, fairy Hao Yue hesitated slightly. Afterwards, she said to Jian Chen secretly, "I suspect that the Empyrean Demon Orb is somehow connected to the Empyrean Demon Cult, but I don't know whether it's good or bad."
Jian Chen nodded slightly to show that he understood. In reality, he also had suspected that.
After all, the formations that guarded the blood beads and soul beads were so powerful that even Chaotic Primes would probably be doomed if they entered, yet the Empyrean Demon Orb was able to move through such terrifying formations freely. It simply did not make sense.
If the Empyrean Demon Orb was a god artifact that specialised in suppressing formations, it would be explainable at the very least.
However, Jian Chen had learnt from the sword spirits that the Empyrean Demon Orb was the famed treasure of the strongest Demon Monarch of the Demons' World, the Empyrean Demon Monarch. It could both attack and defend, but there were no rumors of it being able to suppress formations.
As a result, this could only be explained as the formations in the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult had been set up in a special manner, where they would be useless against the Empyrean Demon Orb.
However, the part that Jian Chen did not understand was that one came from the Demons' World, while the other was in the Saints' World. Why would they be connected?
Jian Chen did not think too much of the name, as who knows how many people who shared the same names and surnames existed in the world. It just happened too frequently.
After a simple farewell, fairy Hao Yue vanished silently from the secret room.
In the secret room, Jian Chen had stated his doubts over why the Empyrean Demon Orb could move through the formation so easily. Unfortunately, Houston also had no idea because he had only been following the orders of the artifact spirit in the Empyrean Demon Orb.
However, when Houston asked the artifact spirit, it told him that it had seen the formations before, so it knew the method to go through them.
Clearly, everyone did not believe this answer, as Houston and the artifact spirit had never undergone any procedure to get through the formation. Instead, they had directly swaggered in, passing through in a straight line.
"The artifact spirit of the Empyrean Demon Orb is hiding secrets from us," thought Jian Chen. Then, he took our a Space Ring and passed it to Houston. He said sternly, "Uncle Xiu, it's no longer safe for you to stay here with the soul beads and blood beads. There are some divine crystals in there. You have to go to the Heavenly Moon Empire as soon as possible and then go to the Blood Sun Empire through a teleportation formation there. Then, you need to use a regional teleportation formation to go to the central region."
"The central region is much more powerful than the four other regions. You should be much safer there, so use this opportunity to increase your strength."
Houston also understood the severity of the matter. He did not turn down Jian Chen's offer. He immediately left the Tian Yuan clan after bidding farewell to everyone.
He had obtained the blood and soul beads, so the matter that took priority was naturally increasing his own strength as soon as possible. Now that the Empyrean Demon Cult had lost such treasures, it would be extremely likely that they would send even more terrifying experts here.
The senses of the souls from Primordial realm experts were so terrifying that no matter how well he hid in the southern region, he would not be able to escape a Primordial realm expert's search. Once the beads were exposed, the consequences would be unimaginable.
Houston left through the teleportation formation in the forbidden grounds of the clan. In order to avoid any suspicion, Jian Chen, Shen Jian, and Sacredfeather immediately charged for the front lines.
Now, the ceasefire period was just about to end. A huge army had gathered on the side of the divine kingdom once again, standing on the reconstructed walls in the face of the enemy.
The soldiers of the three armies gathered several dozen kilometers away from the fortress.
Where they gathered, demonic aura formed thick, black clouds, causing the world there to descend into darkness.
On the castle walls, many Godkings gathered on the side of the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. However, their attitudes towards Jian Chen had changed drastically when they saw him this time. They all greeted him with smiles.
Jian Chen looked at them and discovered some unfamiliar faces. After a simple introduction, he learnt that they were reinforcements from the empires in the southern region.
However, their enthusiasm left Jian Chen rather troubled. Even if they knew there was a Primordial realm expert behind him, there was no need for them to behave like this.
"Jian Chen, I never thought you would defeat a Godking in the northern region. That really was shocking," the divine king made his way over and smiled at Jian Chen.
Only with that did Jian Chen understand. His victory over a Godking in the northern region had already spread to here.
"Hmm? Look, the Empyrean Demon Cult seems to be retreating," a Godking said in surprise from the castle walls.
Everyone immediately redirected their attention away from Jian Chen, staring up ahead at the camp of the three armies.
With their eyes, they were naturally able to see what was happening several dozen kilometers away clearly in such an open area.
Jian Chen also clearly saw the three armies camped there. They were actually retreating at this moment, gradually disappearing from everyone's view.