Chapter 797: Farewell
Currently Bi Hai, You Yue, Bi Lian, Ming Dong, Dugu Feng and a few other people who Jian Chen trusted the most were gathered in the conference hall of the Flame Mercenaries. They were all discussing something, each with stern expressions.
The entire room was enveloped by a clear barrier. They were extremely cautious.
“That Winged Tiger Beast searched for by the ancient clans just looks too similar to the white tiger Jian Chen has. They’re both white tiger cubs, and they both have a pair of snow-white, feathered wings. Do you think the Winged Tiger God is Xiao Bai, or not?” Ming Dong was extremely grim. He naturally knew that things would be troublesome if Xiao Bai was the Winged Tiger God.
“I too think Xiao Bai is extremely similar to the ancient Winged Tiger God mentioned by the Tianmu clan. Perhaps Xiao Bai really is the ancient beast god?” Bi Lian’s eyebrows were furrowed and she seemed extremely anxious. She knew that if Xiao Bai was the Winged Tiger God it would definitely be taken away by the Tianmu clan, and there would be conflict if Jian Chen was unwilling.
“It’ll be problematic if that is the case. According to the news I’ve just received, the entire world seems to be looking everywhere for the Winged Tiger God right now. I hope Jian Chen is fine.” The speaker was You Yue, who wore a pink dress. She wore light makeup which made her devastating beauty even more alluring. Combined with her worry she seemed rather pitiful, causing people to feel sympathetic.
“I wonder where Jian Chen is right now. I hope he can return safely.” Huang Luan said softly. She too was worried.
“Alright, let’s not talk about this anymore. This is not an everyday matter. It’s best if we don’t discuss about this just between us, because even if there’s a barrier up there may be people even more powerful than me who can directly eavesdrop on us. Let’s talk about it after my grandson returns.” The ancestor of the Bi clan spoke out. Even though he was grim, his voice carried an authoritative heaviness.
With that, everyone immediately stopped their discussion. Ignoring Bi Hai’s strength, just his identity as Jian Chen’s grandfather was enough to deter everyone from offending him. The people there did not dare to disobey Bi Hai.
At that very moment, Bi Hai’s expression changed suddenly. He shot up from his chair as a sliver of joy appeared on his face, “My grandson is back!”
“What? Jian Chen is back?”
Ming Dong and everyone else were first surprised before rejoicing.
Bi Hai removed the barrier around the hall as the doors to the hall slowly opened. A blue-robed Jian Chen and white-clothed Tian Jian walked in slowly.
“Jian Chen, you’re finally back. Uncle Tian, why have you come too?” Seeing the two people, Ming Dong immediately exclaimed out of pleasant surprise.
“Jian Chen, you’ve finally come back.” Jian Chen’s safe return caused Bi Lian, You Yue and Huang Luan to all rejoice. They all called out gently, their voices filled with happiness.
Bi Hai saw Jian Chen. Just when he was about to speak, he suddenly noticed Tian Jian beside him from the corner of his eye. His expression changed slightly, immediately hurrying up. He clasped his hands towards Tian Jian courteously, “Junior greets the grand elder.”
“No need to be so polite!” Tian Jian smiled before looking at Ming Dong. His gaze immediately became benevolent, and he said, “Child, you’ve already reached Heaven Saint Master. Not bad at all. Your talent is very impressive. I hope you can continue to cultivate arduously. You’ll definitely have some achievements in the future.”
Ming Dong chuckled and hurried to Tian Jian. He said, “Uncle Tian, let’s not talk about that for now. Right now, we have more important things we need to discuss with Jian Chen.” Ming Dong paused before continuing, “We’ve received news from the Tianmu clan for the Flame Mercenaries to put down everything we’re currently doing and devote all our strength to finding the Winged Tiger God as soon as possible. The Winged Tiger God the Tianmu clan wants is very similar to Xiao Bai. Do you think they’re searching for him? Oh yeah, why isn’t Xiao Bai with you?”
“Xiao Bai is currently staying in an extremely well-hidden place. As for the Winged Tiger God people are searching for, it indeed is Xiao Bai.” Jian Chen did not conceal it. Now that the situation had already developed like this, he no longer had any need to continue concealing the white tiger’s identity.
“What? Xiao Bai really is the Winged Tiger God? Perhaps the Tianmu clan is in search for it because they want to tame it to become their protector beast?” You Yue said from shock. Her expression became more grim.
“No, those in search of the Winged Tiger God is the not Tianmu clan, but rather the ten protector clans.” Jian Chen said. Seeing everyone’s confusion, he continued, “The ten protector clans are the ten most powerful clans on the Tian Yuan Continent. They completely supersede ancient clans. Even the ancient clans needs to listen to their orders.”
“Oh my god. The protector clans are so powerful. Brother, what do you intend to do?” Bi Lian became even more worried.
“I will be leaving the Tian Yuan Continent. This time, I have come to bid farewell.” Jian Chen said heavily. This time, he had no idea when he would be able to return. He had no idea when the next time he would able to meet or see these people again would be.
Jian Chen stayed with the Flame Mercenaries for the entire afternoon. He dealt with what he needed to deal with, and gave full authority to Bi Lian and You Yue to deal with the problems of development. As for Bi Hai and Jiede Tai, they stood guard and protected the mercenaries as Saint Rulers.
“Jian Chen, I won’t be dealing with the matters of the mercenaries. After you leave, I’ll immediately find a quiet place to go into seclusion.” Ming Dong suddenly stood up. His eyes flowed with a determined light. The situation that forced Jian Chen to leave the continent affected Ming Dong very much and aroused his determination to work hard and become stronger. This was because he knew that even though he was now a Heaven Saint Master, he was of no help to Jian Chen. He could only watch on helplessly as his brother, someone who had been through thick and thin with him, had to endure the great pressure and leave the continent. He could do nothing. This made Ming Dong feel horrible.
Strength! Strength! Only with strength does one have the right to survive!
Jian Chen produced over twenty Class 6 Monster Cores and passed it to Ming Dong, “Ming Dong, you can’t rush cultivation. The energy hidden within monster cores have a violent factor. If you don’t properly overcome them, they can leave behind irremovable problems. I’m giving these Class 6 Monster Cores to you. I hope you can use them prudently. You mustn’t use them with undue haste.”
“Don’t worry brother. I’m not stupid, I know what to do.” Ming Dong guaranteed sincerely.
Jian Chen looked towards Huang Luan and his gaze became rather complicated. He pulled out a great pile of Class 5 Monster Cores from his Space Ring and said, “Luan’er, you have very great talent. You’re a prodigy rarely seen even in a thousand years, reaching Third Cycle Earth Saint Master without any heavenly resources or monster cores. I am giving these monster cores to you, not for you to use but to prepare for the case you need them in the future.”
Huang Luan’s eyes were watery. She looked at Jian Chen, unwilling to part, and said softly, “Jian Chen, when are you going to come back?”
Jian Chen sighed softly, “Even I don’t know.”
Huang Luan could no longer hold it back and tears began to roll down her face. She already understood that it might be an extremely long time before she could see Jian Chen again.
Jian Chen sighed once more before arriving beside You Yue, “Yue’er, don’t overwork for the mercenaries. If you can, just leave matters for the people below to handle. Once I leave, you need to work hard on your cultivation. That’s the only way you can lengthen your life. I hope you’re a Heaven Saint Master next time I see you.”
You Yue’s tears gushed out like a fountain. She gently bit her lips and would sob from time to time. She sobbed, “Jian Chen, Yue’er will definitely work hard on cultivation. Yue’er will wait for you to return.”
Jian Chen looked at Bi Lian and a sliver of affection appeared in his eyes. He said, “Lian’er, you also need to cultivate properly.”
“Brother, you must promise Lian’er that you will return safe and sound.” Bi Lian cried. Her voice was already unclear from the crying. “My father’s gone, my mother’s gone, and so is my aunt. Brother, Lian’er can’t lose you as well.” Reaching the end, she threw herself onto Jian Chen’s chest. She wailed in tears, clearly heart-broken.
“Lian’er, brother promises that he will return safe and sound.”
After a farewell that seemed like they were separating forever, Jian Chen and Tian Jian finally left the Flame Mercenaries.
“Senior, I want to go to the Qinhuang Kingdom. I want to retrieve my parent’s bodies.” Jian Chen said.
Tian Jian nodded slightly and directly sliced open the space, taking Jian Chen to the sky above the kingdom. Afterwards, Jian Chen directly entered the imperial palace, heading towards the Qin Heaven Palace.
At that very moment, four powerful presences appeared in the distance. The four Imperial Protectors simultaneously hurried out from the palace, blocking Jian Chen’s path.
Jian Chen remained without expression. He looked at the four of them calmly and clasped his hands at them, “Jian Chen greets the four seniors.”
The four Imperial Protectors eyes Jian Chen with a complicated gaze. Qin Yunlong sighed gently, “Jian Chen, it’s best if you come back.”
“You already know all about it?” Jian Chen’s expression remained the same. He had anticipated this long ago as old man Situ and Mateng had announced his real name back in the City of God.
“Correct, we learned about this already. We’ve heard about the matter of Yang Yutian in the City of God,” Qin Yunlong said with a mixture of many emotions.
Jian Chen paused for a while and then said, “I am going to retrieve my parents right now. Are you blocking me?”
The four Imperial Protectors did not reply immediately. Currently they felt extremely conflicted and, after a while of pause, it was still Qin Yunlong who spoke, “Jian Chen, the people blocking you are not us. The ancestor of the Kara clan has already come to the kingdom, and he’s currently in the imperial palace.”