A few moments later, Chen Chen expiated the fourth prince of Great Jing with the Haoran Sacred Light Method and the level of his divine senses had also increased. It seemed to have reached a bottleneck, and if he continued to break through again, he would very likely reach the Void Refinement realm.
Rumor has it that divine senses of the Void Refinement realm were much stronger than that of the Essence Soul realm, though it was unclear whether it was true or not.
Anyway, Chen Chen could ascertain that the masters of the four major human clans could search within a 500-meter radius using their divine senses.
They returned to the Demon Suppressing Town to see that the Human Extermination Mountain had already retreated by 500 meters.
Now, the power in the Demon Suppressing Town was far from what the demons in the Human Extermination Mountain could compare to, so the Human Extermination Mountain can only retreat.
In the Demon Suppressing Town, the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan looked at Chen Chen with a complicated expression.
Chen Chen felt extremely stressed about being stared at by her like this. ‘What is she trying to say? Why does she seem hesitant to speak? Is she out to cheat me?’
“Chen Chen…” the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan finally asked after a long time.
“Master, do you have any orders?”
Chen Chen asked respectfully.
Although the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan was clearly inferior to Xia Xishuang in terms of character, she was still considered a good person when compared to the other humans.
Hence, he still respected her even if it was for Xia Xishuang’s sake.
“Chen Chen, tell me honestly, how many Essence Soul realm powerhouses do you have under your command?”
The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan asked.
Hearing this, Chen Chen frowned and secretly made calculations in his head.
His master, Xiao Wuyou, was in Mount Wufeng together with two division masters of the Demon Clan.
Apart from them, he also had the tool, Bai Fan, and six Dark Guards.
Including himself, there were ten people.
They did not include Qinglin, Zhou Renlong, and the other six Dark Guards who were about to reach the Essence Soul realm.
Hence, strictly speaking, it wouldn’t take long for him to have close to 20 Essence Soul realm powerhouses under his command.
Even he was startled by the answer himself.
Twenty Essence Soul realm cultivators…
He would definitely be considered a hegemon among humans.
“Ahem, Master, to be honest with you, there are about seven or eight Essence Soul realm cultivators under my command.”
Chen Chen coughed lightly twice and answered after a moment of silence.
Hearing this, the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan let out a long sigh while the gaze in her eyes became more and more complicated. “You don’t only have seven or eight Essence Soul realm cultivators under your command. There are also many Nascent Soul realm cultivators… Chen Chen, your power is no longer inferior to those cities that are weaker.”
Chen Chen was stunned, and his gaze became wary.
“Master, what do you mean by that?”
“Chen Chen, the superiors want you to defend a city on your own,” the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan said resolutely.
Chen Chen’s expression suddenly changed, and he said in shock, “How can I be fit to guard a city on my own? I may not be weak, but a peerless expert like you can totally do it on my behalf!”
Hearing the words ‘peerless expert’, the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan smiled conceitedly.
“It’s okay, in fact, not every city has a peak Essence Soul realm powerhouse. In the entire Western Border, there are 20 cities similar to the Demon Suppressing Town, but only half of them have peak Essence Soul realm powerhouses. Besides, some of them are not even as strong as those you have under your command.”
Chen Chen was reluctant but overjoyed.
As long as he could take Xia Xishuang away, he wouldn’t mind occupying an entire city. When the time comes, he would hide in the city and open the supply of resources. He would then be able to easily train countless experts in no time.
Now, there were all sorts of people in the city and he would definitely disrupt the emotional state of many, if he were to take out some wonderful treasures but give them only to his subordinates.
“Master, I’m still young, and I haven’t seen much of this world. If there’s no one to supervise me, I may not be able to take on such a big job.”
Chen Chen said with great difficulty, and he gave off a puerile vibe.
The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan rolled her eyes at him and said calmly, “I will have my Junior Brother…”
Hearing this, Chen Chen hurriedly waved his hand, seemingly shocked and flattered.
“Master, please don’t! He’s a mid-stage Essence Soul realm cultivator who’s about to reach the late-stage soon. He’s now the pillar of support in the Demon Suppressing Town, I won’t dare to take him away. If the hard-earned achievements of the Demon Suppressing Town go down the drain, I can’t afford to bear the consequences.”
The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan took a deep breath and stared at Chen Chen.
Chen Chen raised his head to look at the top of the tent, seemingly muttering to himself.
“Master, I think Xishuang is a good candidate. She’s reliable and smart, and her cultivation level is only at the Nascent Soul realm. Even if she leaves, the Demon Suppressing Town won’t be greatly affected…”
“Chen Chen!” the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan suddenly bellowed.
She knew what Chen Chen was planning to do!
Chen Chen was so shocked that she shuddered and hurriedly stood still.
The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan shook her head helplessly as she stared at the intelligent Chen Chen. A moment later, she looked away and said softly, “I watched Xishuang grow up, and I treat her like she’s my daughter. You can take her away, but you have to take good care of her and not let anything happen to her, do you understand?”
Chen Chen looked at the slightly reddened corners of her eyes and said seriously with a solemn expression, “Don’t worry, Master, as long as I’m alive, I won’t let anything happen to Xishuang. Even if I die, I will make arrangements for her.”
After hearing his promise, the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan gently wiped the corners of her eyes before turning away with a stern gaze.
“Remember what you said today, if you can’t do it, I will never spare you!”
After saying these words, she pulled out a minuscule city from her storage ring and placed it in front of Chen Chen.
“Just like the Demon Suppressing Town, this city is a spatial treasure that can accommodate a large number of cultivators. When the city is under full protection, even the peak Essence Soul realm experts will not be able to break through it. There are a total of 24 such cities in the human race and it’s the crystallization of the human race for tens of thousands of years. It’s yours now.”
Chen Chen looked at the small city in front of him, picked it up, and carefully observed it.
This city was about a third of the height of an average human. It was squarish and golden in color. The edges were angular and defined, and it seemed indestructible at first glance.
However, Chen Chen knew that its preciousness did not lie in its defensive power but its portability.
With it, one would be able to form an impenetrable line of defense in a matter of moments regardless of where the war took place.
“Master, where do I take this city to? Which place am I going to defend?”
Chen Chen carefully put the city into the storage ring and asked solemnly.
The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan did not say anything and instead, pointed to a certain location on the map on the wall not far away from them.
It was the innermost part of the entire battle front line and the farthest from the demon territory.
On the dangerous mountain peak of the Western Border, a group of Void Refinement realm mighty figures were also discussing this matter.
The Demon Venerable of the Seven Lethal Demon Clan seemed extremely worried too.
“Senior Brother, isn’t it a little too early to let Chen Chen take charge of a city so soon?”
In the entire human race, the only one whom he called ‘Senior Brother’ was the clan master of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan. Of course, it was mainly because of the Creation Void-Breaking Elixir.
The Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan shook his head and said, “One has to go through hardship to become stronger. Besides, the Demon Suppressing Town is too close to us and the place where those demons are. He’ll be in danger if he keeps staying in the Demon Suppressing Town.”
The Void Refinement mighty figures were all in disdain after hearing his words.
They thought that it was just an excuse to cover up the fact that they wanted to move Chen Chen away from danger.
Seeing the strange expressions on their faces, the clan master of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan said calmly with a straight face, “Why are you looking at me like that? It took great pains for the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan to nurture such an excellent elite, isn’t it normal for us to take more care of him?”
“That makes sense but the area you’ve picked… The demons have long given up on it and that brat won’t face any opponents there at all. How can he possibly hone his skills there?”
The clan master of the Haoran Sword Clan questioned while standing at the side.
As soon as he finished, the Seven Lethal Demon Clan Demon Venerable’s face turned sullen, seemingly having received some important news.
“Senior Brother… I’m afraid your excellent plan is not going to work out. I just got some news that the demons have deployed demons from everywhere and gathered them. They will be sent to that place under the lead of the Wind-Breaking Demon Emperor of the Nine-Tailed Fox Clan. He’s a famous late-stage Essence Soul realm expert who’s also the father-in-law of the Nine-Tailed Heavenly Fox Clan’s master!”
The clan master of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan’s expression changed when he heard that. “You mean the father of the fox that Chen Chen’s Dao partner killed?”
Hearing his answer, the clan master of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan’s beard twitched a little and he said ambiguously, “I suddenly feel that that place isn’t very suitable for Chen Chen. What do you guys think? How about I transfer him to the back of the line of defense and let him develop there first?”