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Chapter 813: Method to Suppress the Seal
“Do you have any other methods to break this seal, then, artifact spirit?” Jian Chen became rather worried.
The artifact spirit lowered his head in thought before finally shaking his head, “Master, the seal in his mind is extremely profound. It should be created by a Saint Emperor. This one is still unable to forcefully break this seal without harming him. Unless there is a specific method used to break this seal, it can’t be broken.”
Jian Chen furrowed his eyebrows. He understood that it was very likely that, if he could not reach Saint Ruler, the ancestor did not have much time left.
“Grandson, you don’t need to worry about your grandfather. Your grandfather knows the most about this seal. It’s one of the five great seals of the Changyang clan, originating from the ancient times. It was personally created by a Saint Emperor ancestor and is extremely profound. If you want to break the seal, the only way is to find the method,” Changyang Zu Yunkong said.
“Grandfather, do you know the method, then?” Jian Chen asked.
“Only the great elders who have learnt this seal know. There is no one else, other than them.” Changyang Zu Yunkong sighed softly.
“So the only method to break the seal is to find the great elders of the Changyang clan?” Jian Chen asked grimly. This was something as difficult as climbing the sky; well, at least for the current him, it was virtually impossible.
“Correct, that’s true. However, that’s completely impossible.” Changyang Zu Yunkong became sorrowful, “When I had almost doomed the entire clan, they already showed me mercy by not finishing me off on the spot. It’s impossible if you want to get the great elders to release me from this seal.”
“Zi Ying, Qing Suo, do you have any method to break this seal?” Jian Chen turned to the sword spirits for help. They were his final hopes.
“Master, this seal may be profound, but if we were at our peaks we could break it without any additional effort. However, right now we’re still too weak to fulfill the requirement to break the seal.” Zi Ying’s voice appeared in Jian Chen’s mind.
“Then how much longer would you need to fully recover?” Jian Chen asked.
After a slight pause, Zi Ying said,” Master, the World Essence in this world is too thin. We’ll never be able to fully recover if we stay here. Even if we fully absorb the Multicolored Stone, we’d recover less than a thousandth of our strength. But once we fully absorb the energy in it, it should be enough to break his seal without injuring him.”
With that, Jian Chen immediately became excited, “Then how long will it take before you fully absorb all the energy?”
“With our current speed, it should take three millennia before it’s completely absorbed,” Zi Ying said rather bitterly.
“What!? Three thousand years?!” Jian Chen was surprised before he too felt pained. This was just too long for him. Even if his grandfather broke through to Saint Ruler, he would only have another two thousand years. He could not wait for the sword spirits to recover.
Jian Chen left the artifact space with Changyang Zu Yunkong in despair, returning to the cave. However, this time he was extremely grim. He could not stand to watch his grandfather suffer such agonising torture helplessly, all the way until his death.
“Grandfather, you should consume the ten-thousand-year heavenly resource. It’ll increase your lifespan a little. As for your seal, I’ll find a way to break it.” Jian Chen spoke hoarsely.
“Child, even if I consume this ten-thousand-year heavenly resource, it’ll just mean that I have to withstand another one or two hundred years of torture. You should take it back and give it to Chang Wuji. His talent is mediocre, so it’ll be rather difficult for him to reach Saint Ruler. He needs it more than me.” Changyang Zu Yunkong said.
Standing to one side, the Heavenly Enchantress watched on with mixed emotions. After a slight deliberation, she said, “Actually, Changyang Zu Yunkong still has a chance at reaching Saint Ruler.”
When Jian Chen and Changyang Zu Yunkong heard what the Heavenly Enchantress had said, both of their eyes glowed immediately while the light of hope began to shine in their hearts. Jian Chen turned to her and asked hurriedly, “Senior, what method do you have for my grandfather to break through?”
The Heavenly Enchantress said slowly, “There is still some Dragon’s Saliva in the Fantasy Star Ocean. It’s a grass left left behind by the Dragon clan of the great ancient beast clans. As long as you can find grass that is aged above ten thousand years, you can temporarily suppress the seal in his mind. Although it won’t break the seal, it’ll let him break through successfully, at least for another two thousand years of life.”
“The Fantasy Star Ocean!” Jian Chen mumbled with a deep voice. Shortly afterwards, the light in his eyes glowed bright and brighter. The Fantasy Star Ocean just happened to also have stardust, a material needed for forging the Azulet Swords.
“No, the Fantasy Star Ocean is the second most dangerous place on the Tian Yuan Continent, after the Death Nest. Even if Saint Rulers enter it, they might not be able to return. And ten-thousand-year Dragon’s Saliva only grows in the depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean. The dangers in the depths are several fold more powerful that those on the outskirts. I once heard from my seniors in the clan that even Saint Kings would struggle to return safely after they’ve entered the depths. Grandson, you must not go to the Fantasy Star Ocean. You definitely can’t go to such a dangerous place,” Changyang Zu Yunkong said sternly. He was born into one of the ten protector clans. There were plenty of records in the clan, including ones on the Fantasy Star Ocean. As a result, he knew about the Fantasy Star Ocean extremely well.
“Grandfather, once we have the grass to suppress the seal in your mind, you’ll be able to successfully become a Saint Ruler. It’ll give you another two thousand years of life. That’s extremely plentiful. I’ll definitely come up with a way to get the great elders of the Changyang clan to release your seal in that time, so I have to go to the Fantasy Star Ocean. Also, there’s something I need in it.” Jian Chen spoke resolutely. He needed to go to the Fantasy Star Ocean, no matter how great the dangers were. He did not fear it at all, as inside contained the materials to forge the Azulet Swords.
“Changyang Zu Yunkong, your grandson’s already a Saint Ruler. Although it is rather dangerous to him, he should be fine if he’s careful.” The Heavenly Enchantress’s nature-like voice appeared from one side.
“What? Grandson, you’re already a Saint Ruler?” Changyang Zu Yunkong immediately became stunned. He stared blankly at Jian Chen while great billows blew in his heart.
Jian Chen nodded slightly, “Grandfather, you should believe that I have the strength now. I’ll definitely find ten-thousand-year Dragon’s Saliva in the Fantasy Star Ocean.”
Jian Chen left the cave. He raised his head and looked at the azure sky before sighing deeply, exhaling a deep breath of foul air. He slowly suppressed his jumpy emotions. Today’s encounters were like a dream to him; he had never thought that he would find the ancestor of the Changyang clan, someone who had been missing for centuries, on Three Saint Island, much less imagine that the founding ancestor was actually connected to the ten protector clans.
Nubis vigilantly flew over from the distance. He stared at Jian Chen with weird, mixed emotions and asked, “Jian Chen, are you fine? The demoness hasn’t done anything to you, right?”
Jian Chen shook his head gently. He did not mention what happened in the cave, “Nubis, let’s go to the Fantasy Star Ocean.”
“The Fantasy Star Ocean! What do you want to accomplish going there? That’s the island inhabited by the former Dragon clan. Then, for some unknown reason, some great changes happened before finally forming the Fantasy Star Ocean. It’s extremely dangerous in there. Even Saint Rulers can only move around at the outskirts without entering the depths.” Nubis because rather serious.
“I need to go to the Fantasy Star Ocean. It doesn’t matter how dangerous it is.” Jian Chen’s gaze became extremely determined.
“You need to think this through. Ten-thousand-year Dragon’s Saliva can only be found in the depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean. It’s life-threatening, even for Saint Rulers. Do you really plan on going?” The Heavenly Enchantress’s voice appeared from behind.
As soon as he saw the Heavenly Enchantress, Nubis’ expression changed immediately. He unconsciously took a few steps back while his gaze towards her became filled with deep fear.
Jian Chen turned around to look at the beautiful enchantress. There seemed to be ripples in her bright phoenix eyes. They were alluring, as if they could suck in the souls of people, which stunned Jian Chen. However, with Jian Chen’s willpower, he did not lose composure and clasped his hands, “Please inform me of the whereabouts, senior.”
The Heavenly Enchantress stared fixedly into Jian Chen’s eyes. Jian Chen did not show any signs of retreat and stared back at her. He remained calm throughout.
This lasted for a while before the Heavenly Enchantress finally nodded, “The Fantasy Star Ocean is known for its illusions. Various apparitions will appear, and the deeper you go, the stronger the illusions become. If you even slightly lose focus, you will become lost within. With your willpower, it should be just enough to handle ordinary illusions. Whatever, since you’re going, I’ll come with you. The Dragon’s Saliva is extremely useful to me. I need it as well.”
Hearing that, Jian Chen was pleasantly surprised. Although he had no idea what the exact strength of the Heavenly Enchantress was, she was able to change the laws of the world through just zither music, which was shocking enough. With the Heavenly Enchantress, his confidence in this trip into the region increased greatly.
“Jian Chen, I’ll come with you too. It’ll be a chance for me to see what the island inhabited by the ancient Dragon clan is like,” Nubis said reluctantly.
The Heavenly Enchantress looked towards Nubis, “Since you know the Fantasy Star Ocean is the island once inhabited by the Dragon clan, you should also know there’s a suppression to all magical beasts. In addition, the endless illusions there is the bane of all magical beasts. If you go, you’ll just be dying for nothing.”
“Nubis, you should stay behind and increase your strength. Wait for our return,” Jian Chen said to Nubis.
Nubis sighed gently, “You’re right. That place really isn’t suitable for magical beasts to go to. Only Class 9 Magical Beasts, equivalent to Saint Emperors, wouldn’t be affected. Whatever. I’ll just stay here and increase my strength.”