Chapter 899: Meeting Qing Yixuan Once Again
“It’s the Ruler’s Qi of our Turtle clan. He’s actually the ruler of our clan.” The second and third elder were secretly shocked. Their gaze toward Jian Chen underwent a slight change and became rather mixed.
The grand elder scanned across the people below with lit eyes and said proudly, “I believe everyone can sense the Ruler’s Qi of our clan. It’s been thirty thousand years since our clan has had a ruler. Only under the lead of a ruler can we achieve glory. Everyone, why don’t you bow before the ruler?”
Immediately, a portion of the people fell to their knees, planning to bow to Jian Chen.
“Wait,” the second elder called out to stop them. He gazed toward Jian Chen in interest and said with clasped hands, “May I ask of your name? Which tribe were you born in? How come I haven’t heard any news of you before? Where did you come from exactly?” The second elder asked these questions boldly. He was not polite at all; from his attitude, he did not view the ruler with respect at all.
Jian Chen sat there calmly and silently. He felt he had no need to answer the second elder’s questions because only he knew that he was not their ruler at all. All of this was due to the Water Spirit’s Pill that the sea goddess had gifted to him.
The second elder’s words caused the grand elder’s expression to change abruptly. He followed up gruffly, “Second elder, what are you trying to say? Do you dare to doubt the ruler? Can’t you sense the Ruler’s Qi from the ruler?”
“Calm down, grand elder. That person indeed possesses the Ruler’s Qi of our clan but we have no idea about his identity. Also, we’ve never heard of any news about a ruler of our clan, so I feel like there’s a need for us to know about this person’s identity. After all, the position of ruler can control the fate of our entire clan. We can’t be careless in this respect,” the second elder said calmly.
The grand elder was furious. “Second elder, for the ruler to inherit the position of power in our clan is an undebatable matter. He’s undoubtedly the ruler of all citizens of the Turtle clan and as his citizens, we have no right to doubt his identity. As the grand elder, I will now be announcing that we will dismiss the position of patriarch. All members of the clan will listen to the ruler and only the ruler. His words will be absolute.”
“Grand elder, there must be an agreement between all three of us to dismiss the position of patriarch. I overrule your decision under the current circumstances as we are uncertain about the ruler’s identity,” said the second elder.
“Grand elder, he may have the Ruler’s Qi of our clan but his origins are just too questionable. Also, anything in regards to it is just too important. I don’t feel like we should overly rush it. Why don’t we put it aside for now and discuss over it later.” The third elder also gave his opinion, standing with the second elder.
“Y- y- you’re not treating the ruler of our clan with any respect at all. How dare you!” The grand elder said angrily as he pointed at the two elders. He was absolutely furious. Afterward, he looked toward the other people in the hall and asked sternly, “What do you intend to do? Are you going to reject the ruler of our clan like the second and third elder?”
All the Saint Rulers looked at each other after that. They all revealed troubled expressions, shutting their mouths without saying anything. They had silently shown their agreement with the two elders.
“Alright, alright, alright. Never did I think that the group of you would not acknowledge me since I spent most of my time cultivating at the hall and rarely interfered with clan business.” The grand elder was very furious. He heavily pressed down on his cane as his chest rose and fell with an exaggerated motion.
Jian Chen watched on calmly but he was secretly happy. This was naturally the outcome he liked to see the most because he had no interest in being some ruler of the Turtle clan. He needed to leave the sea realm sooner or later.
Seeing how it was about time, he stood up from the throne and said, “Grand elder, there’s no need for you to argue. I will not be the ruler of your Turtle clan. Junior bids you farewell.” Jian Chen directly left the hall with that. He did not show any reluctance.
No one in the hall stopped Jian Chen. Although he was not accepted because of the second and third elder, the Ruler’s Qi on him was the real thing. It was impossible to fake.
The grand elder stood furiously before the throne. With what had happened, he no longer had the dignity to stop Jian Chen. He could only let him leave.
Just as Jian Chen left through the main entrance, he saw Xie Wang arguing unhappily with the guards that had been stationed there. He had tailed Jian Chen from the hall but he was not as fast as the grand elder so he was thrown far behind. When he had arrived here, the two of them had already gone inside. Naturally, he could not enter the tribe without the grand elder leading the way. As a result, he ended up arguing with the guards at the main entrance.
“Xie Wang,” Jian Chen called out, quickly hurrying over to him.
Seeing Jian Chen walked over from inside, Xie Wang immediately stopped talking to the guards. He looked up and down at Jian Chen and said, “You’ve finally come out. So how was it? Have you finally become the ruler of the Turtle clan?”
These words spoken by Xie Wang shocked the guards and their gazes toward Jian Chen finally underwent a complete change. Only now did they realize why they felt that respect and dread toward him. As it turned out, he was actually the ruler of their clan.
“Let’s not talk about it. We’re leaving.” Jian Chen remained calm as he walked out under the mixed gazes of the guards. Afterward, he directly took to the air.
Xie Wang gazed at Jian Chen’s back as he flew away in doubt. An expression of thought appeared on his face but he did not say anything else. He left with Jian Chen.
“Oi, what happened in the Turtle clan? Did they recognize the wrong person and you’re not some ruler of the Turtle clan?” Xie Wang caught up quickly and asked curiously.
“Yeah, they did get the wrong person. I’m not some ruler of the Turtle clan,” replied Jian Chen. He was extremely calm and did not care at all about what had happened in the Turtle clan.
As soon as Jian Chen finished talking, the surrounding space froze. It bound both of them firmly in the air, immobilizing them.
A white-clothed Qing Yixuan appeared before the two of them. Her face was frigid as she glared at Jian Chen. She said, “I’d like to see how you escape now.”
Jian Chen focused his gaze and said, “Senior, perhaps you want to kill me?”
“I may not be able to kill you but there’s nothing you can do to stop me from taking the map fragment back,” Qing Yixuan said coldly. She directly took Jian Chen’s Space Ring, beginning to rifle through it.
A snigger formed on Jian Chen’s face. He had known that Qing Yixuan was tailing him long ago, which was why he had already swapped out his Space Ring. He had already placed the Space Ring that contained all the important items into his saint artifact.
Qing Yixuan searched through the entire ring but failed to find even the traces of the map fragment. Her face immediately sank as she stared viciously at Jian Chen. She cried, “Speak! Where did you put the map fragment?!”
“Senior Qing Yixuan, I still have great uses for the map fragment, so I won’t be giving it to you,” said Jian Chen.
“Alright. Since you’re not going to hand it over yourself, it’s not going to be my fault for going rough. I might not be able to kill you but I do have methods to torture you. Come with me,” Qing Yixuan arrived before Jian Chen with a flash, grabbing his clothes with her elegant, white fingers. However, she then looked at Xie Wang and said, “You’ll need to come with me as well so you don’t leak anything.” Qing Yixuan used her other hand to grab Xie Wang, about to leave there with the two of them.
“Qing Yixuan, how dare you treat the ruler of my Turtle clan like that.” At this moment, a loud voice could be heard from afar. It was the grand elder of the Turtle clan who rushed over threateningly with a vast presence.
“God dammit, that old turtle just had to come at this time, ruining my business.” Qing Yixuan frowned but her grip on the two of them did not loosen at all.
“Qing Yixuan, why don’t you let go of my ruler? Otherwise, don’t blame me for reporting this to the hall master,” the grand elder arrived before Qing Yixuan and roared angrily. At that moment, he no longer seemed small at all with his hunchback.
Deep dread appeared in Qing Yixuan’s eyes as soon as she heard him mention the hall master. She thought, “The hall master views this person with great importance and even personally bestowed him the status of a guest. If I take him away, that old turtle is going to report it to the hall master. I’ll be hit with quite a lot of trouble then. Sighs, whatever.” Qing Yixuan immediately gave up on the idea of taking Jian Chen away. She said coldly, “I’ll let you off this time. If you don’t hand over the map fragment, I’ll keep sticking near you.” Qing Yixuan departed after throwing that down. She traveled extremely fast, disappearing in the blink of an eye.
“Ruler, are you fine?” The grand elder arrived before Jian Chen and asked out of concern.
“Fortunately, grand elder made it in time. Otherwise, I might have been in quite the trouble,” Jian Chen said gratefully.
Some concern appeared on the grand elder’s face as he said, “Qing Yixuan is extremely powerful. Her attacks are swift and fierce, while members of my Turtle clan have a great defense but weak offense. If we really did end up fighting, I would lose without a doubt. Fortunately, she fears the hall master or I really wouldn’t have known what to do. Ruler, you’re on Qing Yixuan’s radar now. You better return to the tribe with me. As long as the ruler stays there, Qing Yixuan will never come and create a disturbance no matter how brave she is. Our clan may not be strong but we were one of the founding members of the Sea Goddess Hall. She won’t dare to make any troubles for us as a foreigner.”
“I thank grand elder’s concern but the tribe is not a place for me. I have other places,” Jian Chen rejected him indirectly.
The grand elder sighed and said, “Looks like the ruler is mad over what happened before. It has already been thirty thousand years since the clan has had a ruler, which is why the might of our clan has decreased. But don’t worry ruler, I will definitely organize everything in the clan in the shortest time so that ruler can take power successfully.”