Chapter 992: Whereabouts of Seven Beast Furs
Jian Chen finally completely his greatest wish with the revival of his parents. He was extremely happy in the past few days.
Half a month later, Jian Chen gathered with Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba. The two had fully recovered. However, something heavy seemed to be weighing on their minds.
“Xiang’er, we’ve stayed at Mercenary City for so long. It’s about time we leave. We’ll be returning to the Changyang clan,” said Bi Yuntian.
“Sigh, so much time has passed in the blink of an eye. Xiang’er, we’ve left the Changyang clan for just too long. We learned about some of the situations the Changyang clan experienced, but we’re still impatient to return. Since, that’s our home,” Changyang Ba said as well. The thought of going home had laid in the couples’ minds the whole time they rested. They were just too weak before, so they did not mention it.
Jian Chen agreed without any hesitation after hearing this. He said, “Mother, Father, since you want to return so much, let’s leave Mercenary City as soon as possible.” Jian Chen seemed to think of something as he spoke up to there. He hesitated slightly before speaking with mixed emotions, “Mother Father, the clan has changed greatly now. Because I wanted you to recuperate peacefully after having your souls fuse into your bodies, I hid some things from you.”
Jian Chen had indeed explained the situation of the Changyang clan to the couple roughly in the past few days, but he did not go into detail. He hid a lot of matters and did not mention the protector clans at all. He did this so that his recently revived parents could recover peacefully. After all, it would just be too shocking for the two if he recounted the connection between the Changyang clan of Lore City and the protector Changyang clan.
Jian Chen no longer had any worries now that Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba had both made full recoveries. He narrated everything regarding the Changyang clan in a more complete fashion, including the situation with the Changyang clan of the protector clans and the return of the founder, Changyang Zu Yunkong.
Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian were about to return to the clan, so Jian Chen only wanted to let them know about the situation beforehand. This would allow them to mentally prepare themselves. That way, they would not become dumbfounded after they returned.
Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian both become dumbstruck once again after learning these matters. Their hearts churned, and they struggled to calm down even after a very long time.
The two of them had never thought that the clan would have such a profound history, much less think that the founder was actually a member of the ten protector clans of the continent.
Jian Chen left the room, providing his parents with a peaceful environment so that they could accept everything. Jian Chen only skimmed over what he had gone through in the past ten years with a few sentences and did not go into the details. He had experienced quite a lot of bloodshed and danced between the edge of life and death many times. He did not plan on telling his parents about this, as it would make them worry.
At the same time, Jian Chen did not tell them about his conflict with the ten protector clans. That was not something for the couple to interfere with at all, so if he told them about it, it would only burden them.
Afterward, Jian Chen found Ming Dong and Tie Ta. He had learned from Tian Jian that Ming Dong had reached the peak of Heaven Saint Master long ago and had always been stuck at the obstacle of reaching Saint Ruler, unable to break through.
Jian Chen pulled out three pieces of white beast fur and a scroll from his Space Ring. Then, he passed these things to Ming Dong. He said, “Ming Dong, these items can assist you in the comprehension of the mysteries of the world and thus help you with your breakthrough. I relied on them to reach Saint Ruler before. You should stay in Mercenary City and work hard on cultivation in the next few days so you can reach Saint Ruler as fast as possible.”
Ming Dong did not try to turn these items down out of politeness and took the three beast furs and the scroll from Jian Chen. He nodded determinedly and said, “Don’t worry Jian Chen. The next time we meet, I would have definitely already become a Saint Ruler.”
At this moment, Tian Jian walked in from outside. He casually glanced at the items in Ming Dong’s hand. At the very start, he paid no mind to it, but in the next moment, his eyes suddenly narrowed. He began to stare fixedly at the three white beast furs. With a slight movement, he immediately arrived before Ming Dong. Afterward, he took the three furs from Ming Dong’s hands and began to examine them. He was surprised.
Ming Dong, Jian Chen, and Tie Ta all became stunned with how Tian Jian had reacted. Afterward, Jian Chen seemed to realize something and a gleam of light flashed through his eyes. He asked, “Senior Tian Jian, do you recognize these three beast furs?”
Tian Jian did not reply immediately. He caressed the beast furs for quite some time before nodding slightly. He looked toward Jian Chen in interest and asked,” Where did you get these three pieces of beast fur, Jian Chen?”
“I obtained them from various places years before. Senior Tian Jian, do you know the secret that’s hidden within them?” Jian Chen asked. He had already learned some basic information regarding the furs from Mo Tianyun, but it was limited. He knew nothing else other than the fact that there were eighteen in total and only a Saint Emperor’s soul could fuse them back together.
Jian Chen had always been extremely curious toward the secret hidden within these beast furs.
After a while of thought, Tian Jian said, “Mercenary City also has a piece of beast fur. An elder accidentally obtained it several hundred thousand years ago, and we’ve kept it all the way until now. The mysterious and powerful energy is hidden within the beast fur and as it oscillates, no one can sense it. But when it awakens, it can display the mysteries of the world. It’s extremely wondrous. However, the beast fur is extremely tough. No one in the world can tear it apart. Even I can’t.”
“Many of my predecessors of Mercenary City have tried guessing the secret of the beast furs before. However, they said nothing other than guessing that it came from the Winged Tiger God of the ancient times.”
Tian Jian rubbed the beast furs gently and mumbled, “Mercenary City has one piece, the ten protector clans hold onto six pieces and with the three pieces in your possession, there’s a total of ten that has appeared now. I wonder just how many there are in total.”
Jian Chen could not help but feel disappointed after he failed to learn anything substantial from Tian Jian. However, he did learn one thing; at least he learned the whereabouts of seven other pieces. One was with Mercenary City and six were with the protector clans. Only the locations of the remaining eight were unknown.
“These beast furs can only be fused with the soul of a Saint Emperor. There’s no need to hurry!” Jian Chen thought. He made up his mind; he needed to gather all the pieces somehow in the future.
Tian Jian passed the beast furs to Ming Dong once again and said, “It should only be a matter of time before you reach Saint Ruler with these three beast furs. It’s a pity that the beast fur in Mercenary City’s possession is in the divine hall left behind by the city lord. A Saint Emperor grand elder left it there all those years ago, so I cannot retrieve it at all. Otherwise, I would have lended it to you long ago so that you could reach Saint Ruler as soon as possible.”
Then, Tian Jian looked toward Jian Chen and said, “Jian Chen, I know you need to leave. Go with your parents. Ming Dong and Tie Ta will stay here. Once Ming Dong reaches Saint Ruler, he will go looking for you. Tie Ta’s identity is relatively special though. His constitution as the war god has already awakened completely, and his special characteristics have become even more obvious. Meanwhile, you’ll be coming into contact with the protector clans very often in the coming period of time, so Tie Ta cannot go with you. Even I won’t be able to do anything once he gets recognized by the protector clans. After all, he’s not a member of the human race, and the protector clans have a vendetta against the previous war god.”
Jian Chen nodded silently. Tian Jian was right. Tie Ta’s identity was just too special. His strength was still not enough to contend with the protector clans, so it would be best if he did not interact with the protector clans. Jian Chen would definitely stand with Tie Ta if his identity was exposed. However, once he helped out Tie Ta, the protector clans that hated him would probably brand him as a traitor. Even the Changyang clan of Lore City would be pulled into the matter and would result in extremely severe consequences.
Tie Ta’s face immediately darkened after he heard Tian Jian’s words. He became extremely heavy-hearted.
Jian Chen patted Tie Ta’s chest and said, “Tie Ta, just cultivate here at ease. I will come back in the next few days.”
Tie Ta nodded silently.
After bidding farewell to the two of them, Jian Chen left with Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba, along with Rui Jin and Hei Yu. Xiao Ling naturally tried to persuade him to stay before he had left. It took up a great effort before Jian Chen managed to convince Xiao Ling.