Chapter 999: Returning Mightily
Lankyros’s face was also ugly, as he stood with his chest bare opposite of Kaiser. The light in his eyes flickered, and he said coldly, “Cangqiong treats the Winged Tiger God in a completely different manner to us. If he’s present, he’ll ruin our plans sooner or later. His existence is a great latent danger.”
Kaiser’s eyes also flickered. He growled after a while, “If it were possible, I really would like to eliminate Cangqiong. However, he’s one of the three rulers of the continent. If he falls, our continent’s power will be greatly affected as well. Also, how difficult is it to kill a Class 9 Magical Beast? Not to mention, Cangqiong is part of the Peng clan. Their speed is the greatest in the world, so he can move around as he wishes. If he wants to flee, neither of us can stop him.”
“Then what do we do now? Do we just watch the Winged Tiger God grow rapidly in the hands of that human youngster?” Lankyros furrowed his brows. He was extremely stern. “The Winged Tiger God is growing much faster than we expected in the hands of that human youngster. I never thought it would reach Class 7 so quickly. If it has some more time, it probably won’t take long before the Winged Tiger God grows to a level that we can’t deal with. At that time, it’ll become our calamity. We did try to harm it before after all, and its father’s death is connected to me in a way I cannot hide.”
Kaiser also furrowed his brows tightly when he heard that. He was confident in his own strength and feared no one. Origin energy had also ceased in the world, so breaking through was much more difficult than before, which made it impossible to surpass Saint Emperor. As a result, it was almost impossible that the Winged Tiger God could grow to a point where it could threaten him.
However, the Winged Tiger God’s fame was just too great. It was the irrefutable beast god since the ancient times, and its scariness and talent were indescribable. Beasts of antiquity could not compare with it, which was why Kaiser felt a little worried as well.
Kaiser stood silently for a very long time in the center of the ninety-eighth floor in thought. His eyes flickered, as he appeared hesitant.
A while later, he seemed to finally make up his mind. His eyes suddenly stopped wavering, and he growled, “We can’t drag out the matter of the Winged Tiger God any further. The human Saint Emperor just happens to want the Winged Tiger God as well. We have similar intentions to him, so maybe we can work together.”
Lankyros hesitated, “Will he agree?”
“He wants to benefit from the Winged Tiger God, which will be impossible for him unless he works with us. After all, that human youngster has the protection from two experts that I can’t deal with,” Kaiser growled.
“Alright then. We’ll go discuss it with the path lord of carnal desires later,” Lankyros said helplessly.
Afterward, Kaiser and Lankyros left the Beast God Hall together. They ripped open a Space Gate and proceeded to the Tian Yuan Continent.
With their strength as Saint Emperors, the protector clans could not discover them when they went to the Tian Yuan Continent as long as they did not create too great of a disturbance. As a result, the agreement of no trespassing between the Beast God Continent and the Tian Yuan Continent was purely ornamental to two of them, existing but without any real function.
A ruddy old man silently appeared outside the ninety-seventh floor of the Beast God Hall after Kaiser and Lankyros had departed. He looked deeply in the direction that they traveled off to, as his expression changed constantly.
He was one of the three rulers of the Beast God Continent, the peng emperor Cangqiong.
Cangqiong floated in the air as he stared off in the direction of the Tian Yuan Continent for a very long time. In the end, he sighed gently and shook his head, before returning to the Beast God Hall. He murmured gently, “The Winged Tiger God has the protection of the dragon king, the Divine Golden Dragon. It shouldn’t face any dangers.”
“But where did they get their origin energy armor and weapons from? I wonder about the Sacred Dragon’s Spear and Sacred Dragon’s Armor in the hands of the Golden Divine Dragon in particular. They are holy items of the Dragon clan that vanished with the disappearance of the Dragon clan and the Divine Phoenix clan all those years ago. Why would it suddenly appear in his hands?”
“And according to my understanding from the records about the Dragon clan, the two items don’t possess origin energy at all…”
A majestic palace stood in the depths of the Cross Mountains. Class 6 Magical Beasts would constantly move around in its surroundings, entering and exiting from time to time. There was a plentiful number of them.
The rare Class 6 Magical Beasts on the continent could be seen everywhere here, because this was where all the high class magical beasts gathered. There were even quite a number of the Class 7 Magical Beasts, existences that were otherwise almost extinct on the rest of the continent.
This was where all the power of Cross Mountains gathered, the Gilligan clan.
A burly, middle-aged and bare-chested man meditated in a room within the Gilligan clan as he cultivated. Powerful ripples of energy permeated his surroundings, which caused the space in the room to constantly tremble.
He was the tiger king of the two kings of the Gilligan clan that had almost killed Jian Chen back when he left the Cross Mountains.
The terrifying energy slowly settled down and a while later, he opened his eyes gradually. A sliver of weakness was hidden deep within his eyes.
“I wonder when I can finally recover my strength at the Second Heavenly Layer,” the tiger king murmured to himself. When he went to deal with Jian Chen all those years ago, a great expert of the human race injured him in the crucial moment, which forced him to resort to a self-cannibalizing secret technique to flee. He was extremely injured, while his strength at the Second Heavenly Layer had also fallen to the first. This made it extremely difficult to heal, where even after so much time, he still had yet to make a full recovery.
The tiger king stood up from the icy-cold floor. He paced around the room with his brows furrowed. He seemed rather stern.
“I suddenly felt uneasy a few days ago, as if something big is going to happen, something extremely bad for me. Just what is going to happen?” he murmured to himself. His eyes flickered as he revealed an expression of thought. He recollected everything that had happened in the past few years several times.
Suddenly, his eyes froze and, he mumbled, “Is it because of the Winged Tiger God? Impossible. The Winged Tiger God is still young and weak. It’s already extremely fortunate to be able to survive from the threat of the ten protector clans, so why would it make me feel uneasy?”
The tiger king had always remained in seclusion to recover in the recent years, and had basically cut himself off from the outside world. His understanding of what had happened on the continent was rather limited. He knew that the ten protector clans had basically scoured the continent for the Winged Tiger God, but he had no idea that Jian Chen had already returned forcefully with the Winged Tiger God.
The barrier around the room suddenly disappeared. The door of the room opened, and the tiger king disappeared.
At the same time, a group of unwelcomed guests had arrived in the depths of the Cross Mountains that was known to be forbidden to humans. Jian Chen entered the depths of the Cross Mountains with You Yue, Hei Yu, Rum Guinness, and the white tiger brazenly. They flew toward the Gilligan clan in a threatening manner.
They flew extremely quickly, shooting across the sky like comets. They disappeared in the blink of an eye.
There were quite a few Class 7 Magical Beasts in the depths of the mountain range, so their threatening manner of arrival naturally alarmed many of them. Powerful presences immediately appeared in many areas and six Class 7 Magical Beasts in human form shot toward Jian Chen’s group from afar with lightning speed. They blocked the path of Jian Chen's group.
A magical beast glanced across the five of them sharply and growled, “There are humans among you. Don't you know it's forbidden for humans to enter the Cross Mountains? All those who trespass the depths of the mountain range are to be killed without mercy.” When he reached this point, he suddenly paused. He stared at Run Guinness with shining eyes and cried out of surprise, “Rum Guinness, how is it you?”
The other magical beasts all looked toward Rum Guinness as well. Their expressions changed and became extremely mixed. There was animosity as well as regret.
Rum Guinness slowly made her way to the front. She looked at the Class 7 Magical Beasts with some emotions and said bitterly, “Elders, long time no see. I hope you are still well.
The magical beasts all looked at each other. Then, someone stepped forward. He pointed toward her and started to curse, “Rum Guinness, the river king said that your couple was working with humans, wanting to do horrible things to the Gilligan clan. We didn't really believe it at first, but by the looks of things, he was right. You really are working with humans.”
“Working with humans,” muttered Rum Guinness. Afterward, she smiled sadly and said, “It’s fine if the tiger king tried to kill us. I never thought he’d incriminate us with such a great crime as well.”
“Rum Guinness, since you’ve become a traitor of the Gilligan clan, you’re our enemy. Elders, let’s do it. Kill the traitor.” Powerful ripples of energy immediately began to permeate from the Class 7 Magical Beasts as soon as they finished these words. They were about to attack. Although they could not see through Jian Chen and Hei Yu’s strength, the Cross Mountains were their territory, so they feared nothing.
Jian Chen’s eyes grew cold. Just as he was about to draw his Emperor Armament, an earth-shaking tiger roar suddenly rang out from behind. It was extremely loud and echoed through the surroundings. It almost rang through the entire mountain range.
The tiger roar possessed a great pressure, like the descent of a supreme lord. It was enough to make all bow down.
This was the pressure of the Winged Tiger God. It possessed an ability to suppress magical beasts on a spirit level, so with the white tiger’s roar, the entire mountain range became silent. All the Class 6 Magical Beasts and those below collapsed on the ground as fear filled their eyes.
Even the Class 7 Magical Beasts they faced up against were stunned. They all forgot to attack, and stared at the white tiger by Rum Guinness’ side in shock.
A white-robed, middle-aged man suddenly snapped open his eyes as he cultivated inside the Gilligan clan. He leaped up from the ground and stared off into the distance in shock. He cried out, “The Winged Tiger God!”
At the same time, the tiger king also trembled violently when he heard the great roar right after he had left his room. Disbelief flooded his eyes and, he called out involuntarily, “The Winged Tiger God. It’s the call of the Winged Tiger God. It has actually come to the Cross Mountains.”