Chapter 764: The Vital Energies in the Blood
Jian Chen revealed a seriousness he rarely showed. From the sound, he could already tell that it was an extremely powerful Class 7 Magical Beast, at least as powerful as a human Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler.
“Why is there such a powerful magical beast here?” Jian Chen was secretly shocked. The magical beast that had just cawed out was clearly a companion of the crow king he had killed, or maybe even an elder, but he knew that he had already aggravated the Class 7 Magical Beast in the distance.
The Radiant Saint Masters standing far away all became sheet-white. They became absolutely terrified; the earth-shaking cry earlier had already filled them with fear. Currently, their hearts were drowned in endless dread. It caused their bodies to shake slightly, with their legs trembling.
“Th- thi- this- this must be a Class 7 Magical Beast. Leave, let’s quickly leave. What’re you all staying for, do you want to die?” A Radiant Saint Master said with a trembling voice, before immediately condensing Radiant Saint Force into a cloud, stepping onto it to escape.
The other Radiant Saint Masters all returned to their senses one after another. Thinking about how terrifying a Class 7 Magical Beast was, they could not help but shudder. They did not dare to stay any longer, leaving the area immediately at their greatest speed.
Seeing their fleeing figures in the distance, a gleam of cold light flashed across Jian Chen’s eyes. He did not plan on letting them go. Although the Class 7 Magical Beast pressured Jian Chen slightly, it was definitely not as bad as the Radiant Saint Masters fleeing and spreading the news.
However, just as Jian Chen wanted to pursue them, the remaining crows in the surroundings all cawed out angrily, staring at Jian Chen with their bloodshot eyes. They shot towards Jian Chen with their greatest speed, clearly wanting to avenge the Class 6 Magical Beast.
“Since you all want to die that badly, let me help you out.” A powerful killing intent flashed across Jian Chen’s eyes and the droplets from the Radiance Burst immediately gathered before him, shooting towards the surrounding crows with lightning speed.
A while later, when Jian Chen had killed all the crows, the Radiant Saint Masters had already escaped successfully, all nowhere to be seen. Below him, the corpses of the crows had already formed a small mountain, while the blood on the ground formed streams. The air was full with the sharp smell of blood.
Jian Chen slowly dispersed the Radiant Saint Force he had gathered, glancing at the direction in which the Radiant Saint Masters had ran off. He said softly, “You’re lucky this time. The next time I meet you all will be the time when I send all of you off.”
Jian Chen arrived before the Class 6 crow king’s corpse which was several dozens of meters away. A Radiant Saint Sword coalesced in his right hand, and he used it to stab the crow king’s body. He extracted a fist-sized monster core from the crow king’s body with practised movements.
Looking at the Class 6 Monster Core, a vague smile finally formed on Jian Chen’s face. He had sensed that a Class 6 Magical Beast was hidden in the flock of crows long ago, while his purpose was actually for the Class 6 Monster Core.
Almost all the Class 6 Magical Beasts gathered in the depths of the Cross Mountains, which was the reason for the lack of Class 6 Magical Beasts on the Tian Yuan Continent. As a result, Class 6 Monster Cores were extremely valuable, and with the deficiency in the continent, it was basically an object of high demand but no supply.
“I wonder if Ming Dong’s successfully broken through to Heaven Saint Master. If he has, then this monster core is perfect for him.” Jian Chen mumbled to himself. Although he had plenty of Class 5 Monster Cores in his Space Ring, monster cores of such a level were no longer as effective for Heaven Saint Masters anymore. Only Class 6 Monster Cores were useful for powerful people with such strength.
Shortly afterwards, Jian Chen furrowed his eyebrows slightly. His face scrunched up to a vexed expression, mumbling to himself, “It’s a pity that the Space Rings have been sealed by the power of the saint artifact and can’t be opened no matter what. Once the number of Class 6 Monster Cores increases, it’ll be very difficult to carry around.” Speaking, Jian Chen seemed to think of something. His eyes suddenly shone, “Since the Space Rings are sealed by the power of the saint artifact, can I get the artifact spirit to undo this seal?”
Jian Chen immediately became worked up. He called out with a deep voice, “Is the artifact spirit here?”
“Overlord, this one is here.” As soon as Jian Chen finished speaking, he heard the artifact spirit’s voice. A white-robed, middle-aged man had already appeared next to Jian Chen without any sound.
“Artifact spirit, are you able to undo the seal on my Space Ring?” Jian Chen said to the artifact spirit, while anticipation rippled in his his heart.
Only after hearing what Jian Chen had said did the artifact spirit remember that the overlord’s Space Ring was still sealed by him. His expression immediately changed and in fear he said, “Please do not become angered, overlord. This one did not seal overlord’s Space Ring on purpose. This one will remove the seal right now.” The artifact spirit immediately removed the seal from Jian Chen’s Space Ring.
Checking his Space Ring, Jian Chen discovered that the powerful energy sealing the ring had indeed already disappeared. This delighted him immediately. With this, did it not mean that he could put all the things he had obtained inside it? Also, the problem with how monster cores were inconvenient to carry around was completely solved.
Jian Chen immediately placed the monster core into the ring, before looking to the middle-aged man. He said, “Artifact spirit, are there also Class 7 Magical Beasts in the saint artifact?”
The artifact spirit did not dare to ignore Jian Chen’s question. He immediately said, “Yes overlord, there are indeed many Class 7 Magical Beasts in this space. There are even a few Class 8 Magical Beasts.”
“What! Class 8!?” Jian Chen was astounded, no longer able to maintain his calm. This was because Class 8 Magical Beasts were existences equivalent to Saint Kings, and from what the artifact spirit had said, there were actually more than one Class 8 Magical Beast. It was inconceivable.
“Just how did these powerful magical beasts get in here?” Jian Chen asked immediately. He was filled with a strong curiosity towards the whole matter.
“Overlord, this saint artifact has already existed for countless years. Before this one had even gained intelligence, there were already some magical beasts in here. They lived here and cultivated here, so after some time, their strength would naturally increase. Those Class 7 and Class 8 Magical Beasts in here currently only obtained their strength after cultivating for an extremely long time in this space, and also gave birth to many later generations.” The artifact spirit explained to Jian Chen.
“Then do they ever attack the competing Radiant Saint Masters?” Jian Chen asked.
“Overlord, these Class 7 and Class 8 Magical Beasts have already been sealed up by this one, so they’re unable to threaten the competitors. Only after all the competitors leave are these seals released, where they recover their freedom.” Towards Jian Chen’s questions, the artifact spirit said all he knew, and said it without any reserve. He did not hide anything at all. The matter of sealing the magical beasts was an agreement the artifact spirit had with a past president of the union.
Jian Chen secretly relaxed. Before, the great cry had indeed pressured him slightly, because Jian Chen could feel the strength of the Class 7 crow. Even with his strength as a fighter, he did not believe he could defeat it.
At this very moment, strands of red gases suddenly began to gather around Jian Chen from the ground full of blood, before all disappearing into the white tiger which slept on Jian Chen’s shoulder.
Seeing this, Jian Chen was stunned. He clearly had no idea as to what was happening.
A gleam of light flashed across the artifact spirit’s eyes, who was standing to the side. He immediately stared at the white tiger on Jian Chen’s shoulder and said, “Overlord, the magical beast on your shoulder is not simple. It can actually draw out the vital energies bonded to the blood of magical beasts and absorb it.
Jian Chen immediately tried sensing it attentively and indeed, he could feel that there were traces of vital energies in the red gases floating from the blood.
“The white tiger is already at the edge of breaking through. Perhaps the vital energies hidden within the blood of magical beasts can assist it?” Jian Chen understood everything very soon, where he immediately experienced a wave of uncontrollable excitement.
“Overlord, I can feel that after the magical beast on your shoulder absorbs these vital energies, it’s actually growing stronger at an extremely slow rate. If it absorbs enough vital energies, it’ll reach Class 6 at an earlier time.” The artifact spirit said.
What the artifact spirit had said affirmed Jian Chen’s guess. Jian Chen dismissed the artifact spirit with a sliver of excitement, which he then stood there silently, all by himself, slowly waiting for the white tiger to absorb all the floating vital energies from the magical beast blood.
Very soon, the vital energies from the Class 4 crow blood were absorbed by the white tiger. At moment, a ball of red gas, several hundred times denser than before, floated over nearby, and slowly was absorbed by the white tiger.
This was the vital energies of the Class 6 crow king.
Jian Chen could clearly feel that the vital energies of the Class 6 Magical beast were much more helpful to the white tiger than the vital energies from the thousands of Class 4 Magical Beasts, and it was much more pure.
“Looks like I need to go hunting for some Class 6 Magical Beasts to help the white tiger break through.” Jian Chen muttered to himself.
After waiting for a while, Jian Chen immediately left the area when the vital energies stopped being absorbed, collecting all the monster cores of the crows with his strength as a fighter. With the artifact spirit covering him, Jian Chen did not fear that his strength as a fighter would be exposed, unless the other competitors directly saw it.
In the following days, Jian Chen collected points as he hunted for magical beasts, using the vital energies hidden in the beast blood to assist the white tiger break through. In the blink of an eye, five days had passed, and in those five days, the number of Class 6 magical beasts that had been slaughtered by Jian Chen’s hands had already reached a dozen or so, with even more Class 5 and Class 4 Magical Beasts. Not only did he obtain quite a few Class 6 Monster Cores, the sleeping white tiger also absorbed a large amount of vital energies as it broke through, causing it to glow with a soft, white light all over. The white light constantly became stronger as more more vital energies was absorbed.
However, some of the Class 6 Magical Beasts slaughtered by Jian Chen had some supporters. Some of them were the descendants of Class 7 Magical Beasts, while some were the subordinates of Class 7 Magical Beasts. Their deaths angered the Class 7 magical beasts, all giving out earth-shaking roars at the sky, echoing through the entire artifact space. It created a lot discussion among the competitors, terrifying them all. There were only an extremely low amount of people who managed to stay calm, people who had an extremely good understanding of the saint artifact.
Other than all this, Jian Chen also encountered a few competitors. He directly sent them out of the artifact space without any mercy, allowing his points to reach over eighty.