Chapter 316: Who Is The Strongest Nascent Soul Cultivator
“Chen Chen, the four imperial dynasties have promised us that they won’t investigate you again from now on, much less make things hard for you. Hehe, no one in the entire human race dares to ignore the prestige of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.”
“Thank you so much, Master!”
Chen Chen thanked them gratefully.
He reckoned that the four major clans had probably gone through a negotiation about his matter, and in order for the Battle of Techniques to proceed smoothly, the four great dynasties had also compromised and decided not to make things hard for him.
In that case, he wouldn’t have to go to the Boundless Sea.
Actually, he knew since a long time ago that he definitely couldn’t hide the fact that Heaven had given him an Adversity-Overcoming Seal and that he had joined the Heavenly Diabolism.
Although those matters had become widely known and had affected him to a certain extent, the current result was far better than he imagined.
With that in mind, Chen Chen’s mood became much better.
“Master, when will the Battle of Techniques begin? Where is it going to be held?”
“It will be held in half a month’s time, in the Divine Ape Mountain in the center of the eastern region of the demons’ territory. However, that’s not the final decision. The exact details will be announced three days before the date of the event.”
Chen Chen nodded. He could understand the reason for it.
If it were to be announced so many days in advance, it would give the demons ample time to prepare. If they were to cause chaos when the time comes, the entire human race would be greatly embarrassed.
After getting a clear understanding of the entire situation, Chen Chen informed Xia Xishuang about it.
Hearing that the four great dynasties wouldn’t make trouble for Chen Chen, Xia Xishuang asked gleefully, “Why? Do you want to join the battle too?”
Chen Chen smiled and nodded as he explained, “My group of friends definitely can’t resist the urge to participate. Well, I’ll just be watching them from the side and cheering them on.”
Surprised by his words, Xia Xishuang glanced at Chen Chen and asked, “Aren’t you going to take part yourself?”
Chen Chen asked with a smile, “Do you think I am a match for those peak Essence Soul realm powerhouses?”
Xia Xishuang glanced at Chen Chen and laid in his arms while muttering, “I don’t know, I don’t have a clear idea of your strength but in my eyes, you’re the strongest and most powerful man in the world.”
Chen Chen’s heart went soft when he heard her words, and he was overwhelmed with joy and bliss, wishing his cultivation level would increase by two levels immediately.
More than ten days later.
The time and venue of the Battle of Techniques spread throughout the human race, and the information was exactly the same as what Yu Qiong told Chen Chen.
After more than ten days, the preparations at the Divine Ape Mountain were in full swing.
After the information was confirmed, a large number of cultivators flocked towards the Divine Ape Mountain.
Chen Chen was no exception.
However, he did not rush there immediately but instead, enjoyed the beautiful scenery with Xia Xishuang while making his way there.
They saw countless human cultivators along the way!
In the past, the Western Border of the human race’s territory was where the main battlefield was, but there were wars of varying sizes at the other borders.
However, during this period of time, almost all the demons in the four borders had been deterred or chased away, and all the human cultivators swarmed towards the Eastern region of the demon race.
Hence, at this moment, the Eastern region of the demon race could be considered the assembly ground of the essence of the entire human race, and those with innate spirit bodies had also shown up.
“Xishuang, your master should be participating too, right?”
Chen Chen asked with a smile as he detected the experts that were coming and going, using his divine senses.
Xia Xishuang nodded and said with a smile, “Yes, my master wants to take first place in the Essence Soul realm category.”
Chen Chen smiled awkwardly when he heard that, and was even more determined not to join the Battle of Techniques.
With a cultivation level that was at the peak of the Essence Soul realm, Zhou Renlong joined the Battle of Techniques too.
Chen Chen wouldn’t mind beating up Zhou Renlong.
However, if he met the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan, he couldn’t possibly beat her up.
Xia Xishuang had grown up in the Haoran Sword Clan without any kin. The Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan was both her master and mother.
Hence, strictly speaking, the Saintess of the Haoran Sword Clan could be considered his mother-in-law.
Even if the rewards of this Battle of Techniques were hefty, he couldn’t beat up his mother-in-law.
While Chen Chen was thinking about it, the Divine Ape Mountain entered his range of divine sense detection.
The Divine Ape Mountain wasn’t very dangerous, but it was full of rich spiritual power. There were plenty of Spirit Fruit Trees everywhere on the mountains, some of which had glistening Spirit Fruits that were emitting rays of light of spiritual power.
As the clan abode of the Mountain Divine Ape Clan, it was the best land in the entire Eastern region of the demon race, and at the same time, it was also the largest reward of the Battle of Techniques.
If one can occupy the land all year round, they may be able to create a powerful sect that is comparable to the four great clans of the human race in the future.
However, Chen Chen didn’t care much for it because it was on par with Mount Wufeng at most.
With the resources he had now, he could easily establish dozens of such land.
Chen Chen had just landed in front of the Divine Ape Mountain when Yuan Qingtian appeared in front of him with joy written all over his face.
Detecting Yuan Qingtian’s late Nascent Soul realm cultivation level, Chen Chen praised, “Your cultivation level increased rather quickly. Do you want to join the Battle of Techniques too?”
Yuan Qingtian said with a coy smile, “Senior Brother, I managed to improve so quickly thanks to the resources you provide. I will definitely participate in the Battle of Techniques. With my current Divine Concealment technique…”
Before Yuan Qingtian could finish boasting, another voice came from the distance. Immediately afterwards, Zhang Ji appeared beside Chen Chen, dressed in black. He quickly hugged Chen Chen.
“Big Brother! I heard all those rumors some time ago,… but I’m too poor, and I can’t do much for you. I can only mention about you to my master…”
Zhang Ji looked at Chen Chen, his face full of guilt. A few moments later, his eyes began to redden slightly.
After the end of the battle on the land between Qi and Wei, he returned to the Southern Border. Although he hadn’t seen Chen Chen, he had heard a lot of news about Chen Chen.
The marvelous feats that Chen Chen had achieved, such as defeating 18 Demon Emperors in a row in the Demon Suppressing Town and becoming the lord of Wufeng City, made him feel really tempted, but unfortunately, he couldn’t go to the Western Border to follow Chen Chen.
Now that Chen Chen had suddenly appeared in front of him, he was undoubtedly agitated.
Chen Chen first smiled, but after sensing Zhang Ji’s cultivation level, he frowned.
“Zhang Ji, how come your cultivation level is only at the peak of the Nascent Soul realm? I remember that you were in the last stage of the Nascent Soul realm when we were on the battlefield between Qi and Wei, right?”
Yuan Qingtian felt sour when he heard that from the side.
He was at the late stage of the Nascent Soul realm, but Chen Chen merely praised him after seeing him.
Yet, Zhang Ji was already at the peak of the Nascent Soul realm, but Chen Chen seemed displeased.
‘Could it be that my Senior Brother has really low expectations of me?’ He was indignant.
At the thought of this, Yuan Qingtian muttered, “Senior Brother, with my current level of divine concealment, there is absolutely no one below the Essence Soul realm…”
“Big brother, the main thing is that the Heaven Seizing Immortality Technique can only allow one to be resurrected if they are below the Essence Soul realm. Once I enter the Essence Soul realm, I will never have that opportunity again, so Master told me to die a few more times to settle down a little before entering the Essence Soul realm. In fact, with my current accumulation, once I step into the Essence Soul realm, I can go straight to the middle stage.”
Zhang Ji explained with a smile, unintentionally interrupting Yuan Qingtian again.
“Damn! So impressive!”
Chen Chen asked with astonishment.
Although Zhang Ji’s master, the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord didn’t speak humanely, it was really impressive to be able to let Zhang Ji break through to the middle-stage of the Essence Soul realm after his breakthrough.
He was now only in the middle stage of the Essence Soul realm.
‘Wouldn’t this mean that Zhang Ji can surpass me in cultivation right now if he wants to?’
“People who are favored by the heavens are just impressive compared to Yuan Qingtian who has been neglected by Heaven.”
Chen Chen sighed and glanced at Yuan Qingtian.
Yuan Qingtian’s face turned red. He just wanted to say that with his current abilities, he wouldn’t have any opponents below the Essence Soul realm.
However, Zhang Ji was too much of a braggart by saying that he could reach the middle to late stage of the Essence Soul realm at any time. That made it impossible for him to continue bragging.
Zhang Ji still didn’t notice Yuan Qingtian. He remained smiling and said, “Big Brother, I was planning to break through in the first place, but who would have thought that the human race would want to hold such a Battle of Techniques? Master said that he wants me to win the title of the best Nascent Soul realm cultivator.”
Hearing this, Chen Chen patted Zhang Ji’s shoulder and said, “I wish you good luck then!”
Yuan Qingtian, who was beside him, looked rather miserable after hearing that. He then stared at Zhang Ji with a resentful gaze while secretly making up his mind!
‘Once the Battle of Techniques begins, I must let Senior Brother know who the strongest Nascent Soul realm cultivator is!’