Chapter 965: Return to Three Saint Island
In the sky above the sea realm, Jian Chen slowly calmed himself down. A golden streak of light shot out from the center of his eyebrows, falling into his hand as a golden tower. A white light shot out from it; the cat-sized Xiao Bai had been let out of the artifact space, appearing before Jian Chen.
After spending five years in the artifact space, the white tiger was naturally extremely excited about finally leaving the place. It immediately began to purr excitedly, flying around with its wings in high spirits. It constantly flew around Jian Chen.
Jian Chen was also unknowingly affected by the white tiger’s happiness. He could not help but reveal a smile from the bottom of his heart.
The white tiger played enough before finally returning to Jian Chen’s shoulder. Its bright and naive eyes were filled with curiosity as they constantly looked around. It would leap from shoulder to shoulder from time to time.
Previously, Jian Chen could only send the white tiger into the artifact space to protect it after its identity had been revealed. Now, Jian Chen was much stronger, no longer the weakling before. He could now protect himself and the white tiger, so there was no longer any need to keep the white tiger in the artifact space like before.
The white tiger had already become a Class 7 Magical Beast as well. As a beast god, its battle prowess was far greater than beasts of antiquity too. As such, it possessed the strength to protect itself as well. There would be very few people among all the Saint Rulers that could threaten it now.
Jian Chen allowed the white tiger to play around on his shoulders. He gained his bearings using the sun in the sky before fusing with the surrounding space, shooting off toward the Tian Yuan Continent through the use of Spatial Force.
Ripping open a Space Gate was an ability only Saint Kings possessed. Although Jian Chen now had the battle prowess of a Seventh Heavenly Layer Saint King, his comprehension of the mysteries of the world was just too low. The only reason his comprehension was at the Seventh Heavenly Layer of Saint Ruler now was due to devouring the Blood Demon Emperor’s soul. As such, he still had quite the distance from Saint King in terms of comprehension. This meant that Jian Chen could not form Space Gates despite his strength.
The sky and sea seemed to fuse as one, making it completely disorientating. Jian Chen borrowed the sun to find his directions, allowing him to move at high speeds over the ocean.
After two days of travel, a large island appeared in Jian Chen’s view. Even though it was very far away, Jian Chen could read the stone tablet that clearly stood on the island. Three words were carved finely into it: Three Saint Island.
Unknowingly, he had already arrived at Three Saint Island. Jian Chen could not help but think of the Heavenly Enchantress’ supreme beauty the moment he saw the island, as well as everything that had once happened between the two of them in the Fantasy Star Island. These memories flashed through his head like a dream.
Jian Chen subconsciously slowed down and involuntarily landed on the island before he entered a forest by foot.
There was a city on Three Saint Island where the native fishermen lived. As Jian Chen walked into the city, he admired the unique local customs and practices compared to the Tian Yuan Continent.
All the people that lived on Three Saint Island fished as their primary occupation, so almost all of them were skilled at fishing. At the same time, there were quite a few fighters, ranging from the weakest fighter who had not even condensed their Saint Weapons to powerful Earth Saint Masters.
The people on the island virtually lived a half-hermit life. They knew about the Tian Yuan Continent and had seen some people from the continent but they have never gone there. This was because the distance between the two was just too great. Even Heaven Saint Masters would find it difficult to traverse, because they could lose their sense of direction even if they lost focus for just a moment.
As a result, the disputes of the Tian Yuan Continent were not able to infect Three Saint Island, allowing all the people who lived here to maintain some simplicity and honesty. Each and every one of them would bear naive and happy smiles.
As a foreigner, Jian Chen was immediately noticed by the natives as he entered the city. He immediately became surrounded by young men around his age that warmly greeted him. They bombarded him with questions.
These young men were not strong. The most powerful had only just become a Great Saint but Jian Chen did not act arrogantly. He smiled as he conversed with them, mentioning quite a few matters about the Tian Yuan Continent.
“Since you’re from the Tian Yuan Continent, you must have the strength needed to cross the sea. You must be a Heaven Saint Master, right?”
“Woah, Heaven Saint Master. That’s like equal to a few elders on the island. You don’t seem very old, but you’ve already reached such a level of cultivation. We really do admire you.”
The young men gathered around Jian Chen as they chattered.
At this moment, Jian Chen spoke out, “You’ve asked me so many questions. Shouldn’t it be my turn to ask now?”
“Ask as many as you want, brother. As long as we know it, we will definitely not hide it from you,” a young man patted his chest as he said.
“I want to know about the accomplishments of your island mistress,” Jian Chen asked casually, but he was looking toward Three Saint Island in the distance.
The young men’s eyes lit up when they heard him mention the hall mistress. They immediately began to take turns in describing the island mistress’ accomplishments. All of them struggled to hide the respect in their eyes. It originated from the bottom of their hearts.
Jian Chen gained an even better understanding regarding the Heavenly Enchantress’ past from them. When he had learned everything the young men knew, he bid farewell to them, and directly flew toward Three Saint Mountain.
Jian Chen did not erase his presence after making his way to the mountain. A powerful presence radiated from him, but it was only at the level of Saint Ruler.
Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue both stopped cultivating and came out of their dwellings on the mountain when they sensed that arrival of a Saint Ruler. They recognized Jian Chen from afar and called out, “So it’s master Jian Chen who has suddenly come to visit.”
Jian Chen clasped his hands toward the two of them as he smiled and said, “I’ve come out of the blue. If I have caused any disturbances, please forgive me.”
“Master Jian Chen doesn’t need to be so polite. Please come in.” Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue did not treat Jian Chen as an outsider at all. They were very friendly.
Jian Chen followed the two of them into the mountain. After conversing a little, he expanded his presence and encased the entire mountain. However, he failed to find the Heavenly Enchantress’ traces, so he asked, “Miss Xiao Qian, miss Xiao Qing, may I ask where your master is right now?”
“Master has already been in seclusion for several years. If master Jian Chen has come looking for master, you may have to leave disappointed,” said Xiao Qian.
“Seclusion?” Jian Chen furrowed his eyebrows. He had scanned through the place where the Heavenly Enchantress planned to go into seclusion before, but he did not find her there.
“Perhaps the Heavenly Enchantress hasn’t entered seclusion on the island and has gone elsewhere?” Jian Chen thought.
Jian Chen’s eyes narrowed at this very moment. He suddenly raised his head toward the distance and saw a white-dressed girl standing afar with a zither in her hands. She stared at Jian Chen in a daze.
The girl was extremely pretty, seemingly able to outshine the moon. She possessed a rare beauty in the world. She was not very old, only around twenty years old it seemed. She appeared to be extremely gentle and quiet, possessing a natural sense of nobility due to her upbringing.
“Miss Qin Qin!” Jian Chen subconsciously called out as he stared at the girl in shock and disbelief. This was the first time he had seen Qin Qin’s appearance, but with his familiarity with her, he could naturally distinguish her at first glance. She was the young lady of the Tianqin clan.
Qin QIn slowly walked over with her zither in her hands as she stared unblinkingly at Jian Chen. Her eyes were filled with mixed emotions. “Master Jian Chen, I’d never thought you’d recognize me. It is my honor.”
“Miss Qin Qin, weren’t you with the Tianqin clan on the Tian Yuan Continent? Why’ve you suddenly appeared here?” Jian Chen asked in surprise.
“I’ve already taken the Heavenly Enchantress as my master. Master brought me here,” said Qin Qin. Her voice was soft and filled with femininity.
“Miss Qin Qin’s comprehension of the zither is very high. It truly is a joyous matter for you to be able to become a disciple of the Heavenly Enchantress,” said Jian Chen with a smile. He felt happy for her from the bottom of his heart, but the only thing that caused him to worry was her gaze toward him.
Jian Chen had stopped being dense long ago. He could tell Qin Qin’s crush on him, which caused his anguish.
Jian Chen sighed gently inside, no longer wanting to consider these annoying matters. He pulled out a piece of jade from his Space Ring and said, “Miss Qin Qin, the island is very far away from the Tian Yuan Continent, and the Heavenly Enchantress also goes into seclusion often. If you want to visit home, just crush this piece of jade. I will hurry over at top speed to take you back so you can visit your home.”
“Thank you, master Jian Chen.” Qin Qin revealed a sweet smile on her face. She extended her soft, white hand to accept the piece of jade from Jian Chen, holding it in her hand like a piece of treasure.
“It’s about time I return to the Tian Yuan Continent. Miss Qin Qin, Miss Xiao Qian, and Miss Xiao Yue, hopefully, we will see each other some other time.” Jian Chen yearned for his family and had no interest in staying very long on the island. As a result, he immediately bid farewell to the three girls.
Hearing how Jian Chen wanted to leave for the Tian Yuan Continent, Qin Qin immediately began to panic. “Master Jian Chen, you can’t return to the Tian Yuan Continent. There are people looking for you everywhere right now. They want to take the Winged Tiger God.” She could not help but glance at the lazy white tiger on Jian Chen’s shoulder as she said that.
Jian Chen smiled and replied, “Don’t worry, they won’t dare to do anything to me.”
Jian Chen bid farewell to the three girls, before immediately leaving the island and flying toward the Tian Yuan Continent.