Chapter 791: Battling the Eight Clans (Four)
Jian Chen’s glare slowly swept across the dozen or so ancestors from the eight clans before looking in the direction that old man Situ and Mateng had disappeared. His eyes were filled with unwillingness.
Although he had already slaughtered three of his parent’s murderers, the other two had escaped. If he did not massacre them all, Jian Chen could not recover from his hatred.
“Eight clans,” Jian Chen murmured softly, his tone extremely cold. If the eight clans did not obstruct him, how would Situ and Mateng escape? He had already targeted all the hatred from being unable to avenge his parents towards the eight clans.
“Since you want me to stay behind, I’ll stay behind and fight you all. I won’t let you off easily, even if I die today.” Jian Chen said gruffly while his presence roared into the sky. He was like a sword stabbed into the ground that separated the sky and earth. Not only did he feel absolutely no fear when facing up against a dozen or so Saint Rulers, he stood with a gushing aura, proud of his ability to battle.
The people of the eight clans all sneered to one after another. Although Jian Chen’s strength in battle frightened them, they had over ten people. They just did not believe Jian Chen was able to fend off a dozen or so Saint Rulers just by himself.
This was because there was a few people who had exceeded the Fifth Heavenly Layer among them. Jian Chen definitely would not be able to fight them. He also would not be able to flee, even with his protective treasure.
Both the president and grand elder of the Radiant Saint Master Union produced a long sigh of helplessness. They really did not want to watch an unprecedented prodigy die just like that right in front of them, but it was involved with matters too important. Even if they wanted to help Jian Chen, they did not dare to.
This was because if they interfered, the Radiant Saint Master Union might face obliteration. Although the union was also a powerful force in the Holy Empire, they were nothing before the protector clans. If the ten clans wanted to union to disappear from the continent, just casually sending a single clan was more than enough.
Hiding behind the president, Yun Tian was absolutely frightened, but still secretly rejoiced. Jian Chen and the eight clans of the City of God were like water and fire. He naturally loved seeing the two of them clash the most. If that happened, his future as the president of the union would become unobstructed.
Six Saint Rulers moved against Jian Chen at the same time. As they had already personally witnessed Jian Chen’s strength, they did not hold back at all and started off with their full strength. The Saint Weapons in their hands caused the space to tremble with terrifying ripples of energy as they all swung at Jian Chen from different directions.
Six Saint Weapons fell. They seemed to form something like a huge, invisible net surrounding Jian Chen that cut off all escape routes.
Jian Chen gave out a long roar at the sky. He currently no longer bothered worrying about wasting Chaotic Force; the chaotic neidan in his dantian immediately began to vomit up large quantities of Chaotic Force. He then swung his Ruler Armament with all his strength at the six glowing sword shapes that fell at lightning speeds, blocking all six Saint Weapons.
The six Saint Rulers were all Fourth or Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers. They were equally matched with Jian Chen in strength, so after the strike no one gained any advantage.
At this very moment, another three Saint Rulers jumped into the mix with a blur. Two of them swung their Saint Weapons as hard as they could at Jian Chen. Wherever the weapons passed by, the space would rip.
The other person shot towards Jian Chen with a hand full of World Force before striking at him. Although he was not using a Saint Weapon, the palm strike’s power was similarly huge and caused the surrounding space to distort as he passed by it.
“Sixth Heavenly Layer!” Jian Chen became extremely grim. In the moment the three of them struck out, he sensed that they were Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers. Even with a Ruler Armament, he currently struggled to deal with people that strong. However, he did not become fearful at all. With a roar at the sky, the Chaotic Force inside his body violently surged into the Dragon Slaying Sword in his hands. The sword glowed with a dark light, turning into three masses of sword-shaped lights that shot towards the three people.
The two Saint Weapons and the palm strike collided with Jian Chen’s attack. A violent boom erupted. The Saint Weapons and the palm strike all paused slightly before continuing onwards, landing on Jian Chen’s golden silkmail in the end.
The silkmail immediately radiated with a dazzling golden light. It blocked the three Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers without Jian Chen being harmed at all.
Seeing that, a sliver of surprise flashed across the three people’s eyes. Their judgement of the golden silkmail’s defense improved, but they did not hesitate at all. The two Saint Weapons were swung at Jian Chen once again while the hand grabbed the golden silkmail, attempting to remove it from him
“You want to take my things!? Don’t you dare!” Killing intent exploded in Jian Chen’s eyes. He did not pay any attention to the two Saint Weapons swinging towards him, immediately thrusting out the Dragon Slayer Sword in attempt to end the Saint Ruler who attempted to take his piece of armor.
The Saint Ruler was the ancestor of the Hou clan. Vast amounts of World Force gathered before him. His hand on Jian Chen’s armor disappeared as he directly pushed forwards with his left hand. The extremely-compressed World Force immediately shot towards Jian Chen in an attempt to block Jian Chen’s Ruler Armament.
Jian Chen’s first three consecutive thrusts dispersed the World Force rushing towards him, while the fourth strike directly shot towards the person’s head.
The ancestor tilted his head and just managed to dodge the attack. However, the Dragon Slaying Sword left behind a bloody mark on his head where a sliver of Chaotic Force was embedded. It immediately transformed into an unreined wild horse, surging into his head to begin wreaking havoc.
At the same time, the two other Saint Weapons landed on Jian Chen’s back. It was blocked by the silkmail, but the violent energy still knocked Jian Chen backwards.
“Goddammit, what is this energy!?” With his face cut, the ancestor of the Hou clan immediately gave out a terrified cry. The sliver of Chaotic Force from the Dragon Slaying Sword had already wormed into his brain and was currently wreaking havoc to his nerves.
It was not much, but it was extremely powerful and filled with the aura of destruction and just happened to be in the weakest part of the human body, the brain. It prevented the ancestor from controlling the Saint Force in his body to purge it. He could only watch on helplessly as that small sliver of Chaotic Force destroyed his brain.
With the constant destruction of his nerves in his brain, a powerful pain followed. It caused the person’s muscle to constantly twitch and jerk.
“Crap, the energy’s coming for the origin soul.” Suddenly, the Hou clan ancestor’s expression changed significantly. After a slight hesitation, he clenched his teeth and his origin soul immediately broke out. He actually fled off after discarding his body.
Seeing how the Hou clan ancestor had actually fled as an origin soul, the Saint Rulers who had yet to join in on the fight were immediately astounded. The other Saint Ruler from the Hou clan immediately appeared before the origin soul in a flash to protect it.
“Yang Yutian’s defensive treasure is too powerful. We can’t break through it at all.” At that moment, the other two Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler called out.
“Let me deal with him. I want to see limit of his defensive treasure. Can it block a blow from an Eighth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler?” An old man in flame-red robes replied and walked forwards. With a sway, he arrived before Jian Chen and opened his hands. A ball of blue flames immediately roared between his hands before being struck towards Jian Chen’s chest with lightning speed. He sneered, “Yang Yutian, remember my name. I am Heras of the Fire God clan. I will be taking the life of an unprecedented prodigy today.”
Jian Chen’s silkmail gave off a dazzling glow, resisting against the scorching blue flames between the old man’s hands. However, after less than a second the glow from the silkmail was suppressed, allowing Heras to land a firm strike on Jian Chen’s body.
With a muffled cough, Jian Chen’s complexion immediately became rather pale. Heras’ strength was already at the peak of the Eighth Heavenly Layer, far beyond Jian Chen’s strength. Not only did a single strike of his break through the golden silkmail’s light barrier, it even injured Jian Chen’s Chaotic Body.
“What a powerful body. A casual strike of mine can only slightly injure you!” A sliver of marvel appeared in Heras’ eyes. Soon afterwards, he abruptly clenched his hands and the space around Jian Chen instantly froze. Afterwards, with a pulling motion of his hands Jian Chen, who was originally knocked flying backwards, was pulled towards Heras at an extremely fast speed.
The Chaotic Force in Jian Chen’s body surged violently attempting to break free from the frozen space. However, due to the huge disparity between their strengths, Jian Chen could not escape despite having tried every inch of space around him. He could only watch helplessly as he quickly approached Heras.
“Yang Yutian, I want to see if you can survive a second strike from me.” The old man sneered, and another ball of scorching flames appeared between his hands to once again be struck against Jian Chen’s chest with lightning speed.
Spurt! Jian Chen spat out a mouthful of blood as he was sent flying off into the distance like a cannonball. The power of the silkmail did not activate this time. Without its protection, he received the full brunt of the strike from an Eighth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler. He was heavily injured, and even his Chaotic Body was broken through.
Jian Chen shot backwards for several kilometers before finally coming to a stop. He hung in the air pale-faced while his glare towards Heras was completely filled with killing intent. Inside his body, the severe wound from Heras was currently healing at an extremely fast rate.
The difference in strength between the Eighth Heavenly Layer and the Fifth Heavenly Layer was just too vast. It could not even be described as a huge chasm. With the Dragon Slaying Sword, Jian Chen could battle Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers, and even kill them, but currently against one that was at the Eighth Heavenly Layer he did not even have the power to counterattack.
Seeing how not only did Jian Chen took a strike with ninety-percent of his power without dying, but he still possessed the power to remain in the air, Heras was no longer able to stay calm. He displayed disbelief as he cried out with a gruff voice, “What is this body?! It’s actually countless times more powerful than that of a beast of antiquity!”