Jian Chen’s usage of the Radiant Saint Force had been maintained for an entire day before his “spirit” consumption had finally been too much for him to take. In this time, a small portion of his body’s wounds healed. It was not a complete recovery, but movement would not be too terribly hampered now.
Afterward, Jian Chen sat cross-legged on his bed with his face unintentionally facing the sky as he began to recover the spirit that he had used up. This was the very first time he had to recover his energy in such a fashion ever since he became a Heaven Saint Master.
With another day focused on restoration, Jian Chen’s spirit had been replenished to the very max where he then resumed using the Radiant Saint Force to heal his wounds.
Continuing this pattern for five whole days, Jian Chen finally healed himself completely. Then, with a change of his clothes, he exited his palace halls.
As soon as Jian chen walked out from the halls, the twelve individuals from the Qinhuang Kingdom came gathering in one after another. For the past week, they had been keeping guard over him from all corners while monitoring the outside for anything. So, Jian Chen’s departure from his bedroom had been easily spotted by them.
Every single one of the twelve Heaven Saint Masters displayed stunned looks when they saw the healthy Jian Chen walk in front of them without a problem. Xiao Tian’s mouth dropped open to ask, “Imperial Protector, your wounds have already fully healed?”
Jian Chen nodded. “Correct. I am fully healed now. With the Radiant Spirit Pills and another secret method, my recovery rate was accelerated.”
Jian Chen’s “secret method” had been Radiant Saint Force. The Radiant Saint Force was of a unique nature, and only Heaven Saint Masters or stronger would be able to sense it. Other people would be completely unable to sense it. Even with these Heaven Saint Masters, Jian Chen had spent the past few days making sure all of the Radiant Saint Force had been depleted so that none of the twelve would be able to sense it.
“Imperial Protector, Qing Shaofan has already returned to the Qinhuang Kingdom to request the four ancestors to come straight away. Right now we will just need to remain here for several days. I have faith that they will come straight away. Until then, we should discuss the best method on how to deal with the Sect of Dragon and Tiger.” Qin Wuming spoke.
“That’s fine. We’ll stay here for two days. I especially will not let this matter with the Sect of Dragon and Tiger end like so.” Jian Chen spoke with a dangerous gleam in his eyes.
“That is to be expected. The Imperial Protector’s talent exceeds all others and could be said to be the first in the history of the Tian Yuan Continent. With such a frightening battle strength, no other Heaven Saint Masters can be a match; you could be said to be even the strongest one beneath Saint Rulers. In the future when the Imperial protector breaks through to the Saint Ruler realm, what fear would there be for the Saint Ruler of the measly Sect of Dragon and Tiger? Even if the Saint Ruler of the Sect of Dragon and Tiger established himself many years ago, I doubt he would be a match for the Imperial Protector then.” Tian Luo spoke with a serious and earnest expression. After traveling with Jian Chen for days, the five Heaven Saint Masters that had gone with Jian Chen to the Gesun Kingdom already had a decent grasp of how strong he was.
One may ask two Fifth Cycle Heaven Saint Masters and a Sixth Cycle Heaven Saint Master, who had lost to Jian Chen, just how many people beneath the Saint Rulers on the Tian Yuan Continent would be able to accomplish the same thing? Furthermore, back in front of the mountain gates to the Sect of Dragon and Tiger, Jian Chen had easily shattered the barrier that a Saint Ruler had personally placed on him. With such a glorious fighting strength, in the realm of Heaven Saint Masters aside from Jian Chen, what other person would be able to accomplish this same feat?
The same day Jian Chen had fully recovered, Qing Shaofan had reached the Dazhou Kingdom. After flashing proof of his identity, that he was from the Qinhuang Kingdom, the king of the Dazhou Kingdom treated him completely different than before and had become all smiles with him.
Although the Dazhou Kingdom was quite far from the Gesun Kingdom and the Heavenly Eagle Kingdom, the news that had transpired there made its way around like wildfire. Even the faraway Dazhou Kingdom had heard the news and understood that the Heavenly Eagle Kingdom — a kingdom that was not as weak as the Dazhou Kingdom — had been laid waste to and destroyed by 500,000 elite soldiers and more than a dozen individuals from the Qinhuang Kingdom. This had allowed even the commoners of the continent to see the terrifying might of one of the Eight Great Powers.
When they learned that Qing Shaofan was an Imperial Advisor for the Qinhuang Kingdom and wished to use the Space Gate to return to the Qinhuang Kingdom, the king of the Dazhou Kingdom no longer held any doubts to his identity. He didn’t even need proof that Qing Shaofan was who he said he was before allowing him to pass through their Space Gate to the Qinhuang Kingdom without any problems.
After returning to the Qinhuang Kingdom, Qing Shaofan ran like the wind and lightning back to the imperial palace where the Qin Heaven Palace was.
There was a total of five Qin Heaven Palaces in the imperial palace of the Qinhuang Kingdom. Each one was dedicated specifically for an Imperial Protector to use. They were the five palaces that held the most power in the imperial palace, and even the palace of the king of the Qinhuang Kingdom was incomparable.
Qing Shaofan arrived in front of one of the Qin Heaven Palace and was immediately stopped by one of the guards standing guard there.
“Please halt here, Imperial Advisor. Without the permission of the honored Imperial Protector, no one may enter.” The imperial guard spoke politely to Qing Shaofan.
Qing Shaofan nodded his head. “If I may trouble you to ask the honored Imperial Protector, Qing Shaofan has a matter of extreme importance to report. This matter relates to the honor of our Qinhuang Kingdom and the Imperial Protector Jian Chen.”
Hearing this, the imperial guard knew that this matter was of critical importance. Solemnly, he replied, “Please wait here, Imperial Advisor. This humble officer will immediately report to the honored Imperial Protector!” With that, the imperial guard captain personally ran into the palace.
Rapidly, the captain came running back out from the Qin Heaven Palace and spoke to Qing Shaofan, “Imperial Advisor, please enter!”
With a bow, Qing Shaofan sucked in a deep breath and tidied up his own clothes before striding into the Qin Heaven Palace.
“By the request of the honored Imperial Protector, please follow this slave servant, Imperial Advisor Qing Shaofan.” As soon as Qing Shaofan entered the palace halls, a maid called out to him to follow her.
Not long after, the two came to a stop outside of a room. The doors to the room were closed shut, and the maid made no efforts to open them. Merely standing outside of them, she spoke respectfully, “A report for the honored Imperial Protector, the Imperial Advisor Qing Shaofan has been brought.”
“You may leave!” A gentle but ample voice called out from within the room. From the voice, one could just barely make out the fact that this speaker was a middle-aged man.
“Yes, this slave servant will now depart!” The maid bowed before the door and left the area with light footsteps.
“Qing Shaofan wishes to pay his respects to the honored Imperial Protector.” After the maid had left, Qing Shaofan immediately bowed ritualistically to the doors respectfully. Behind these doors, there was a hermit at the level of a Saint Ruler. An entity that was essentially a paramount.
“Qing Shaofan, you have a matter to report!” The man was still speaking quite gently, giving a warm and cordial sense. Compared to the Saint Ruler of the Sect of Dragon and Tiger, it was completely different.
“Honored Imperial Protector, the matters is as it stands…”
After making his opening statement, Qing Shaofan spoke in great detail of what had happened. He made sure to emphasize the rampant matters of the Sect of Dragon and Tiger and how they did not place the Qinhuang Kingdom in their eyes at all. It was hard to hide the fury in his eyes, and at last, Qing Shaofan spoke of how the Saint Ruler had clearly known and acknowledged that Jian Chen was an Imperial Protector of the Qinhuang Kingdom and had still inflicted a serious wound onto him.
Even the Imperial Protector in the room felt qute indignant after listening to Qing Shaofan’s story. “The Sect of Dragon and Tiger knew that Jian Chen was an Imperial Protector for our Qinhuang Kingdom and still dared to attack him. This is simply an act against our Qinhuang Kingdom. Qing Shaofan, you acted appropriately. We of the Qinhuang Kingdom must protect the millennia of honor our country has built up. We will simply not allow anyone to challenge or make an enemy of our Qinhuang Kingdom. You may leave first. I will go discuss with the other three.”