Chapter 960: Proceeding to the Heaven's Spirit Hall
"From today onward, the four divine generals of the Serpent God Hall shall cease to exist," sneered Jian Chen. The Emperor Armament in his hand immediately turned into another black streak of light. It stabbed out, wanting to wipe out the soul in the head.
An extremely great energy shot over from nearby at this very moment and struck Jian Chen's weapon forcefully. A hall elder had struck out at this crucial moment.
With a boom, it knocked away the weapon. At the same time, the upper skull of the divine general exploded. A soul flew out from within, quickly flying toward the hall elders.
Immediately, one of them pulled out a bottle that shone with a faint blue light from his Space Ring and collected the soul.
Jian Chen was immediately enraged when he saw that the divine general that was about to fall to his hand being saved so easily by a hall elder. He suddenly glared toward the hall elder and growled, "Hall elder, did you really forget our agreement so quickly? Are you saying that the esteemed hall elders of the Serpent God Hall, those who stand above millions, are people who break their word?" Jian Chen's voice was filled with sarcasm.
The hall elders looked at each other and revealed a sliver of helplessness. After all, the four divine generals were all 16th Star experts, so they were a part of the divine hall's absolute power. They were unwilling to watch someone like this just die before them.
"Jian Chen, you've already won your battle with the four divine generals. The four of them are not your opponents," said a hall elder with a sigh.
Jian Chen became extremely pale and said coldly, "I said before that I wanted to have a fight to the death with the divine generals, and you promised that you would not interfere with this at all. I don't want victory, I want their lives." A sliver of killing intent flashed through his eyes, then he charged toward the other three divine generals.
All three divine generals were completely dumbstruck when they personally witnessed Jian Chen breaking through the Serpent God's Fury. They had lost the confidence to battle long ago. They could not help but feel fear as Jian Chen charged toward them.
Although the four of them all knew the forbidden technique, their comprehensions of the Serpent God's Fury was only at the first layer. All they could do was project the claw of the serpent god, which was unable to harm Jian Chen. Moreover, it would also consume much of their vital essence and result in a decrease of strength. It was just not worth it.
"Save us, hall elders!" A divine general began to call out for help. The three of them knew that it would entirely depend on the hall elders if they could make it out alive today or not.
A hall elder produced a soft sigh, before appearing before the three of them with a slight movement. He blocked Jian Chen.
Jian Chen's expression changed slightly and he came to a screeching stop. With a thought, the huge, cloud-like divine hall suddenly began to descend forcefully. It stopped twenty meters above Jian Chen.
The expressions of the hall elders and the other experts all changed, becoming slightly grim when they saw this.
They had all experienced the power of the Octoterra Divine Hall. Although it was unable to cause much threat to them outside, it was enough to reduce them to a horrible shape if it was used like before.
Jian Chen was filled with confidence as he had the protection of the divine hall. He stared icily at the hall elder and asked, "Hall elder, may I ask of your intentions?" Secretly, Jian Chen had made the preparations to enter the divine hall at anytime. He was no opponent of the hall elder without it.
"Jian Chen, you've already forced us into such a horrible position. You've completely taken revenge for the humiliation you've suffered before, and you must have vented all your anger already. Why don't both of us take a step back and stop here and the Serpent God Hall will no longer go looking for any trouble with you," the hall elder said tactfully.
It was more than enough to see exactly what Jian Chen had forced the Serpent God Hall into for a mighty hall elder to speak so tactfully.
Unfortunately, Jian Chen begged to differ. He would not give up on the matter of the pursuit all those years ago with just a few words. This was because he had sacrificed five hundred years of his life to deal with the people who chased them before.
Jian Chen flew into the divine hall and a grand, loud voice rang out, "I will be taking the lives of the four divine generals no matter what! Hall elders, since you have failed to keep your word, it is no longer my fault if I completely humiliate you. Today, your floating divine hall shall be smashed into the ground."
"How dare you, Jian Chen!" A few hall elders cried out in unison.
Jian Chen immediately allowed the divine hall to fly high up, arriving above the Serpent God Hall's divine hall directly before smashing downward viciously.
At this moment, an extremely terrifying presence appeared from within the divine hall, containing towering anger and horrifying killing intent.
All the surrounding energy of the world calmed down with its appearance as if it was in fear.
Jian Chen, on the other hand, felt an extremely terrifying aura tightly lock onto the entire Octoterra Divine Hall, causing it to come to a stop.
"Saint Emperor of the Serpent God Hall!" Jian Chen was shocked and immediately realized that the hall master of the Serpent God Hall was about to strike out.
"It's the hall master! We plead the hall master to destroy his Octoterra Divine Hall!" The people from the Serpent God Hall lit up when they sensed the aura's appearance and immediately knelt down.
"Jian Chen, don't go overboard." A harsh, heavy voice cut through the Octoterra Divine Hall and Jian Chen heard it clearly. It was not difficult to tell from the voice that it was a middle-aged man.
"This is the voice of the Serpent God Hall hall master." Jian Chen immediately guessed the person's identity. Other than the hall master, he could not think of anyone else who possessed such terrifying strength.
"Jian Chen, this is enough. You should stop." Another voice rang out in Jian Chen's head. It was gentle but cold, the voice of the Sea Goddess Hall hall master.
In the end, the Octoterra Divine Hall came to a slow stop without colliding into the Serpent God Hall's divine hall. Jian Chen then emerged from his divine hall and said, "Hall elders, I'll leave the lives of the divine generals with you for now, but it's best if you don't interfere when I deal with Li Fengxing." With that, Jian Chen immediately charged toward the magical beast.
Li Fengxing's expression changed slightly. Seeing how the hall elders had no intentions of helping him out, he shot upward from the ground toward the sky without the slightest hesitation.
Li Fengxing was one of the murders of the Turtle clan's grand elder, so Jian Chen would not let him go no matter what. He followed quickly, disappearing high up into the sky as he tailed Li Fengxing.
The two of them moved extremely fast, reaching the barrier of the sea realm in the blink of an eye. Without any reluctance, Li Fengxing directly passed through the barrier before turning around to laugh. "I've stayed in the sea realm for long enough. It's about time I left. Jian Chen, if you want to kill me, come find me on the Beast God Continent. I will be waiting for you there." With that, he ripped open a Space Gate and left through it.
The barrier of the sea realm isolated it as an independent world, where Saint Kings were unable to create Space Gates. However, this limitation did not exist outside the barrier.
Jian Chen stopped at the edge of the barrier as he stared darkly at Li Fengxing who had already fled. He said coldly, "I will be going to the Beast God Continent sooner or later. At that time, I'd like to see where you will flee to." Jian Chen returned from his pursuit with nothing in the end. The barrier only obstructed the entry of foreign Saint Kings; if a foreign Saint King left through it, they would not be able to return.
Jian Chen descended from the sky and landed on the Octoterra Divine Hall. He said coldly, "I will be taking the lives of the divine generals no matter what. Be aware, people of the Serpent God Hall, I will be returning one day in the future. At that time, even you hall elders won't be able to stop me personally."
Jian Chen left the area in the Octoterra Divine Hall, only leaving behind a group of people standing around uglily. No one dared to utter a word about it.
Jian Chen failed to kill the four divine generals in this trip to the Serpent God Hall as he had initially intended. Despite this, he managed to snatch back his golden silkmail. At the same time, he managed to create turmoil for the Serpent God Hall and humiliated them.
The hall elders of the Heaven's Spirit Hall all gathered in a conference room at the very top of the Heaven's Spirit Hall's supreme divine hall not long after Jian Chen had left the Serpent God Hall. They stood in a line, all bearing expressions of respect.
Before them sat a blurry man on a throne. His appearance could not be seen clearly at all.
"You probably all know what has happened at the Serpent God Hall. Jian Chen's currently making his way toward our Heaven's Spirit Hall. Besides me, even if you all work together, you won't be able to break through the Octoterra Divine Hall. However, Jian Chen also has the support of the hall master from the Sea Goddess Hall. As such, if I attempt to strike out, she will definitely keep me busy. So, when Jian Chen comes, do not agitate him. Try to fulfill his wishes to the best of your ability," the figure on the throne said.
"Hall master, what should we do if he asks for the lives of the three deacon elders?" A hall elder asked.
"I'll leave it up to you. Just try not to offend Jian Chen. His growth is too fast, reaching the 16th Star from the 14th Star in just a few short years. Someone with talent like that is no one ordinary. He can also use the Emperor Armament from human emperors, so I deduce that he's not from the sea realm. He is probably a human from the Tian Yuan Continent. If it's possible, do all you can do pull him to our side. When he becomes an emperor, he may be able to help us significantly by fulfilling my greatest wish," said the Heaven's Spirit Hall hall master.
"Yes, hall master. We know what we should do," replied the hall masters.
"Also, don't we have quite a few humans and magical beasts in the sea realm? Send some of them to the Tian Yuan Continent to investigate Jian Chen's background."