Chapter 892: The Saint Artifact Exposed
Jian Chen and Nubis were both pale-faced as a trail of blood ran from the corner of their mouths. They looked at each other with extremely weird expressions. Neither of them thought they would meet Qing Yixuan again at this exact moment. However, Jian Chen soon smiled bitterly. He still remembers exactly how he stole the Octoterra Map Fragment from her. As it was a tight situation, Jian Chen did not put much consideration into it as he hurried away. Not only did he steal the map fragment, he even stole her undergarment. The undergarment was still in his Space Ring.
Xie Wang completely shut up when he heard that the two of them had offended Qing Yixuan of the eight great human experts as well. He was completely defeated by Jian Chen and Nubis’ foolhardiness. The two of them really did not fear death. Not only were they willing to kill people of the Serpent God Hall and the Heaven’s Spirit Hall, they had even stolen things from one of the eight famed human experts. They sure were reckless.
Xie Wang always moved alone. He feared nothing, rampaging through the sea realm with his supreme strength and his strange abilities. However, only now did Xie Wang realize in sorrow that he was nothing compared to Jian Chen and Nubis.
At least he would avoid causing any offense to the halls and at least he would not steal from the eight great human experts.
“I may be quite smart most of the time but I really do screw up really bad when I do. Why couldn’t I just resist the enticement of the divine water back then and not follow them? Now I’m done for. Let alone getting the divine water in fifty years, I’m not even sure if I can live through this current moment,” thought Xie Wang as he constantly grumbled inside.
Lei Batian, Ou Yun, and Mo Ziran stared at the two of them in doubt. Mo Ziran said with suspicion, “Qing Yixuan, didn’t you say that the juniors that stole the Octoterra Map fragment were a human and a magical beast? The have the Sea race’s presence. Have you misidentified them?”
“Yeah, Qing Yixuan, they’re clearly members of the Sea race. Surely you’ve recognized the wrong people,” Lei Batian also said with suspicion.
Qing Yixuan observed the two of them carefully once more and indeed discovered that their presences were vastly different despite their appearances being extremely similar.
A person could change his appearance at will but it was extremely difficult to change their presence, let alone transforming it into a member of the Sea race from a human or magical beast.
Qing Yixuan finally calmed down from her rage when she noticed that. The light in her eyes flickered as she observed the two of them fixedly. A sliver of doubt appeared on her face as she thought, “Have I really misidentified them? The two detestable brats who stole the map fragment must be someone else but why do they look so similar?”
Lei Batian glanced at the uneasy Qing Yixuan and sent a mental message. “Qing Yixuan, don’t forget about what the hall master has tasked us with. I don’t care who took the map fragment but they’re the two people who the hall master wanted us to find. We need to bring them back safely no matter what.”
Qing Yixuan nodded and said nothing. However, she always glanced toward the two of them, intentionally or otherwise. Their presences were different but she felt like the two of them were indeed the two brats who had initially stolen the map fragment from her. It was just the transformation in their presences that made her unsure, she was afraid that she had misidentified them.
“Lei Batian, Qing Yixuan, Mo Ziran, Ou Yun, have the four of you also come for these three?” asked a deacon elders of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall.
Lei Batian crossed his arms and said boldly, “Yep, we have indeed come for them. I believe you’ve already guessed that when you saw the Abyssal Bird. They’re the people the hall master wants. We’ve come under her order for them.”
“The hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall? Do they possess the same intentions as the other two halls in looking for us?” Jian Chen thought quickly when he heard what Lei Batian had said and began to analyze. “That doesn’t seem right. The Abyssal Bird seems to be connected to the hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall, yet the reason why the Abyssal Bird can find us is because of the Water’s Spirit’s Pearls. The pearls were from that mysterious, unknown woman from before and she had also said that if we can’t stay in the territory of the Serpent God Hall, we could go to the Sea Goddess Hall. She said we would be safe there. Is that mysterious woman related to the hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall? Or is she the hall master?”
“If that’s really the case, it’ll explain her great strength. The three hall masters are all Saint Emperors. Only they can repel the experts of the Beast God Continent.”
“Jian Chen, do you think that lady who gave us the pearls from before is the hall master of the Sea Goddess Hall?” Nubis asked Jian Chen through a mental message. He clearly thought in a similar way.
Jian Chen remained silent. He did not reply because he was unsure.
What Lei Batian had said caused the four divine generals and the three deacon elders’ expressions to change slightly.
“I never thought they’d draw the attention of the esteemed Sea Goddess Hall hall master as well. What a surprise. However, they’re enemies of the Serpent God Hall so we need to take them away,” said a divine general. Even when Lei Batian mentioned the hall master, he did not show any signs of backing away. His Serpent God Hall was not any weaker than the Sea Goddess Hall.
“Hmph, and there is my Heaven’s Spirit Hall as well. They killed two of our elders so we need to take them away. The hall elders need to deal with them,” growled a deacon elder.
Mo Ziran began to laugh. “Since all of us want to take them away and that none of us will back off, why don’t we ask them for their opinion? We’ll let them make the choice of who to leave with.”
“Don’t you dare!”
The experts of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall and the Serpent God Hall rejected Mo Ziran’s suggestion without any extra thought. They knew that animosity was already present between their group and the trio so they definitely would not choose to go with either one of them.
“Since everyone disagrees with my suggestion, do you have other good ideas to resolve this matter?” Mo Ziran continued.
All the deacon elders and divine generals remained silent. Now that all three forces had gathered, there was no other way of resolving it than through strength. However, it would still be very hard with their current standoff as they would have to fight for several days and nights without a potential outcome. This was because they needed to devote some attention to the third party while they fought, so they could not use their full strength.
At that moment, Lei Batian appeared before the three of them with a flash. He encased them with an invisible force with a wave of his hand, before shooting off in the direction he had come in with lightning speed.
“He’s fled with them! Pursue!”
“Lei Batian, don’t you dare take them away!”
The four divine generals and the three deacon elders all became furious and chased after Lei Batian at the same time.
Qing Yixuan, Mo Ziran, and Ou Yun struck out in unison. They used all they had, keeping the four divine generals and the three deacon elders busy.
However, as they all possessed the same cultivation levels and similar strengths, the three human experts were unable to keep all seven of them busy due to the huge disparity in numbers. Four immediately shot past them and headed toward Lei Batian.
Lei Batian flew toward the territory of the Sea Goddess Hall at full speed with the trio. Since he needed to carry them, his speed was slower than the people behind. As a result, they managed to grow closer and closer.
Lei Batian knew that he would be caught up by the four of them sooner or later if it continued like this. He gritted his teeth and said to the trio, “I need to block them, so I can’t flee with you. Just keep flying in this direction and you’ll be able to reach the Sea Goddess Hall. Once you’re there, you’ll be safe.” With that, he poured all his strength into his hands and tossed them far away. Afterward, he turned to the four experts with a huge hammer in his hand, facing off against them in a battle.
Qing Yixuan, Mo Ziran, and Ou Yun also abandoned their opponents and flew over. They worked with Lei Batian, fighting off the seven people with the four of them as they retreated.
Jian Chen, Nubis, and Xie Wang did not stop at all. After being thrown away by Lei Batian, they immediately regained their bearings and flew toward the Sea Goddess Hall’s territory. They covered several tens of thousands of kilometers in a few seconds.
“We can’t let them escape,” called out the deacon elders and the divine generals. In that moment, they were actually working together, first knocking away Lei Batian and the other three before sending their powerful attacks in unison at the trio that neared the horizon.
Four serpent dragons and three savage beasts shot through the sky, flying toward the three with extreme speed. They completely locked onto the trio’s presence, so that they could not shake them off no matter how much they changed their direction.
“It’ll be problematic now.” Lei Batian revealed an ugly expression. The powerful strikes from the seven of them shot off exceedingly fast, surpassing the speed at which they could travel at completely. They did not have the power to block it even if they wanted to.
The three of them could not help but reveal ugly expressions when they realized that the seven savage beasts completely condensed from energy were behind them. Even Jian Chen did not have the confidence that he could take on the powerful attacks from seven Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Kings and survive.
“We can’t take the attacks head on or we’ll be almost gone even if we don’t die. We’ll be incapacitated and lose our ability to flee,” Jian Chen thought quickly. Shortly afterward, he gritted his teeth and a golden streak of light immediately shot out from between his eyebrows. He had used the saint artifact.
Jian Chen no longer had the liberty to keep the saint artifact hidden at this moment in time. Seven attacks from Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Kings were incomparable to two Third Layer Saint Kings. Jian Chen would still be able to risk taking them head on if they were the latter but Jian Chen dared not to try it with the attacks from the former.
“Don’t resist.” Jian Chen hurriedly sent Xie Wang a mental message. Afterward, the three of them disappeared with a flash of light. They had been sucked into the saint artifact.
Just when they had disappeared, the seven attacks had arrived. They struck the saint artifact forcefully, producing a deafening boom.
Although the saint artifact possessed no offensive powers, its defenses could not be underestimated as a result. Other than Saint Emperors, no one could cause it any harm.
Not only did the seven attacks fail to harm the three of them after the saint artifact received it, they borrowed the artifact to fly off with an even greater speed.
“What treasure is that? Not only can it store living people, it can even withstand the attacks from the seven of us and come out fine,” cried out a deacon elder as he watched the golden saint artifact. His eyes lit up.
Even the four divine generals and Lei Batian’s group revealed similar expressions. This was a rare and unique treasure in the world since it was able to store people inside as well as take on the attacks from seven Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Kings and come out unscathed.