Chapter 691: Houston
The blazing sun in the sky disappeared at that moment and the originally-bright sky was suddenly shrouded by darkness. The darkness was stifling, as if an apocalypse had occurred. Also, the moving air from before froze at that moment. It seemed as if time had been frozen.
The tiger cub that was originally floating towards the magical beast from the Gilligan clan immediately stopped, before being guided to the nearby grass by an invisible force.
The expression of the magical beast became extremely ugly. There was unconcealed shock in his gaze, because his body was currently tightly bound by an unimaginably great power. No matter how he tried, he was unable to move or break free of it.
“Bastard, what are the chances for me to meet experts of the human world in such a desolate place!” The member of the Gilligan clan was enraged. The strength of the hidden person who moved against him caused him to be terrified. He had not even appeared, yet he already completely immobilised him. Just what kind of strength did he possess?
“Member of the Gilligan clan, you have broken our original agreement by entering the world of humans. According to the agreement, I have the right to kill you.” An old, mighty voice originated from the sky. The cold tone was filled with awe and shortly afterwards, a hundred-meter-long spatial crack suddenly appeared in the sky. An extremely ordinary-looking hoe, still caked in mud, transformed into a black ray, striking the magical beast from the Gilligan clan like a lightning bolt.
The Gilligan Clan member was trapped, unable to move at all. As a result, he could only watch helplessly as the hoe struck him in the chest.
Bang! With a muffled sound, a head-sized hole appeared in the chest of the Gilligan clan member. His body of a Class 8 Magical Beast seemed to become tofu in front of the hoe, easily having a hole punched through it by the hoe that seemed to be completely made of ordinary metal.
The Gilligan clan member spat out a mouthful of blood. His body was still trapped by the invisible force, unable to move at all.
“Who… who… just who are you? Are you the grand elder of Mercenary City or from the ten great guardian clans?” The Gilligan clan member roared at the sky as he stared in shock. With his current strength, he was actually completely suppressed by the opponent. Humans who possessed such strength could be counted with fingers. Other than the grand elder of Mercenary City, only the ten guardian clans possessed such peerless experts.
The magical beast did not receive a reply. The hoe radiated with a dark light. Powerful dark-attributed Saint Force actually melded together with World Force miraculously and it was actually much more powerful than any other force. Shortly afterwards, the hoe was swung towards the magical beast’s head, as if it was plowing the ground.
“Roar!” A great tiger roar originated from the Gilligan clan member’s mouth, before he was shrouded by golden light. In that moment, he became a huge, golden tiger a dozen meters long, with his fur radiating with dazzling gold light. It was extremely blinding and shortly afterwards, the body of the giant tiger shook, actually breaking free from the invisible restraints. He regained his mobility, before immediately dodging to the side.
The hoe dug into the giant tiger's tail, causing the several meter thick tail to be chopped into two parts. It caused the member of the Gilligan clan to cry out in pain.
After the strike, the hoe did not pause. It continued to radiate with dark light, swinging towards the head of the giant tiger. At the same time, the surrounding space quickly froze as if it was a block of ice, restraining the giant tiger again.
“You want to kill me? It’s not that easy.” The golden tiger spoke in human language, before giving out a long roar at the sky. His body was enveloped by a bright, blood-red light and with a red flash, the giant tiger disappeared. He had used a secret technique to escape.
“That’s a high-level secret technique for escape from the beast clan. Hmph, who would have thought he would use such a self-cannibalising secret technique to escape. Even if you escape this time, your strength will fall from the Second Heavenly Layer to the First Heavenly Layer as a Saint King.” The old voice resounded gently in the sky. Afterwards, the hoe stopped mid-air before transforming into a black blur, disappearing into the huge crack in the sky. At the same time, the darkness quickly receded, allowing the world to recover its original brightness.
Jian Chen floated slowly out of the crater and landed gently on the ground. However at this moment, he was unconscious, unaware of what was happening around him.
“What a weird power and strong body, to be actually rejuvenating from such a heavy injury. Looks like he’ll fully recover in no time.” The old voice resounded in the empty space again. The origins of it were unknown, without any trace at all.
Shortly afterwards, the old voice resounded again, “Tian Jian, you’ve been hiding for so long. Isn’t it about time for you to come out?”
As soon as he finished speaking, a Space Gate formed swiftly. Tian Jian floated out of the Space Gate in white clothes. He stared calmly at the opposite crack in space and said, “Houston, we haven’t met in over a thousand years. Who would have thought that we would meet again under such circumstances. You really surprised me with protecting Jian Chen secretly.”
The space crack quickly formed into a Space Gate and an old man in extremely simple clothes walked out. He was bare-footed and his feet were covered in mud. The hoe which he had used to injure the Gilligan clan was currently lugged casually over his shoulder. He seemed just like an old farmer.
“Jian Chen is friends with my grandson, as well as someone I regard as important, so I naturally will protect him and not let him die. Tian Jian, why do you protect Jian Chen? With your strength, you should know the secret of the Winged Tiger God. Perhaps your Mercenary City wants to steal the Winged Tiger God when it's still young and raise it yourself? Once the Winged Tiger God is fully grown, it’s extremely powerful.” Houston said calmly.
“Back then, the city lord left behind a law in the grand elder’s laws, that Mercenary City must never treat the Winged Tiger Gods as an enemy, and when a Winged Tiger God did appear, we have to help it mature with all of our ability. I’m only carrying out the city lord’s orders.” Speaking up to there, Tian Jian paused. He looked at the unconscious Jian Chen on the ground and continued, “Also, Jian Chen’s talent is unprecedented on the Tian Yuan Continent. He will definitely surpass us in the future, so I naturally have to protect him. When he truly steps into the peak, it will be a fortune for us humans. Perhaps, he will become an important figure in resisting against the Beast God Continent in the future.”
Tian Jian paused, before continuing, “Houston, looks like you’ve discovered the identity of the Winged Tiger God before me. A few days ago, your Bloodsword sect has appeared again and again along the sea. They should be monitoring the Beast God Continent.”
Houston nodded slightly, “Correct. I believe the peace of our Tian Yuan Continent will be shattered in the not-so distant future.