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Chapter 855: Whereabouts Exposed
Reaching an agreement with the people of the Radiant Saint Master Union, they felt right afterward. They did not mention any excessive requests, unwilling to offend Jian Chen too much.
With the departure of the union, Jian Chen and Nubis also left and traveled toward the territory of the Sea race.
Toward the back of Three Saint Mountain, a heavy stone door slowly rose up, revealing a pitch-black cave. With a series of gentle footsteps, the purple-dressed Heavenly Enchantress emerged slowly with her zither in her hands.
When she arrived at the entrance of the cave, the Heavenly Enchantress stared distractedly at the several dozen stalks of Dragon’s Saliva on the ground silently. Her eyes were mixed with emotions.
These grasses were all obtained by Jian Chen through his relationship with the Golden Divine Dragon Rui Jin. Every single stalk approached a million years in age; on the Tian Yuan Continent, they were priceless treasures. Jian Chen had actually only kept ten of them for himself and gave the rest to her. It moved the Heavenly Enchantress deeply once again.
A while later, she seemed to return to her senses. The Zither of the Demonic Cry disappeared from her hands and she slowly squatted down. She extended her white, elegant hand to carefully collect the grasses off the ground. Afterward, she entered the cave once again.
A dozen or so fist-sized luminous pearls were lodged into the ceiling of the cave, shining with gentle light.
The Heavenly Enchantress sat with her legs crossed on a huge jade rock, her expression dejected. Meanwhile, she could not help but think back to all the things that had happened in the Fantasy Star Ocean, as well as everything she had experienced in the space formed by the Yinyang Saint Rock. She also thought back to the words of the great human expert, Mo Tianyun.
“Jian Chen, you may have taken my body but you save my life at the same time. Should I be hating you?” The Heavenly Enchantress muttered softly. She seemed rather despondent.
Since she was too emotional when she had just woke up, she did some reckless things. She wanted to kill Jian Chen as an outlet for her hatred. But afterward, when she slowly calmed down, she also thought through it gradually. Jian Chen had no other choice when he did it as well; if he did not do that, both of them would have died there, never to be able to see the outside sun ever again.
Additionally, she had gained great benefits despite losing the most precious object a woman had. Her strength sky-rocketed after absorbing the energies from the balancing of yin and yang and the thin Supreme Yin Qi on the surface of the rock. She had reached a level of strength that even she herself found incredible.
At noon on the next day, a Space Gate suddenly appeared above Three Saint Island. An ordinary-looking, middle-aged man stepped out of it with Bi Jian, who seemed much more aged.
The man’s gaze was cold, without the slightest emotion. His face was filled with a condescending air, as if there were extremely few things in the world that he would actually not look down upon.
Bi Jian stood beside him and yelled toward Three Saint Island, “Heavenly Enchantress, come out. My father has personally come this time. Is this how you are going to treat your guests?”
“Senior Bi Yifei has come personally. I have failed to welcome from afar, so please forgive me. However, I am currently in the middle of secluded cultivation. I am unable to receive guests personally, so please forgive me, senior Bi Yifei. Xiao Qian, Xiao Que, receive senior Bi Yifei instead of me please.” The Heavenly Enchantress’s voice boomed in the sky but the origins of it could not be found from the sound alone. The voice seemed to carry a great charm, able to bewitch people. As soon as Bi Jian heard it, a sliver of bewilderment appeared on his face. He had almost lost his composure.
A gleam of light immediately flashed across Bi Yifei’s eyes. He said in surprise, “Heavenly Enchantress, I didn’t think your strength would increase so quickly. You’ve actually broken through from Saint Ruler to Saint King.”
“What? Dad, what did you say? The Heavenly Enchantress is a Saint King now?” Bi Jian looked at his father in disbelief. He was astounded.
“Correct,” Bi Yifei said gruffly. Even he struggled to believe the speed at which the Heavenly Enchantress was improving.
“Impossible. When we met in the holy land of Mercenary City a few years ago, her strength was the same as me, a Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler. How could she reach Saint King from the Sixth Heavenly Layer in just a few short years? That’s impossible.” Bi Jian was filled with incredulity.
Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue flew up from Three Saint Island. As soon as they heard their master had already reached Saint King, they were overjoyed. Afterward, they invited the two guests onto the island with an extremely courteous tone.
Bi Jian and Bi Yifei remained in the sky without moving. Bi Yifei said, “Where is that person who injured my son?”
“Are you speaking about master Jian Chen? Master Jian Chen left long ago. We too do not know where he has gone.” Xiao Qian got straight to the point.
“What did you say? Jian Chen?” Hearing this name, Bi Yifei’s expression changed instantly. They immediately began to shine with interest, changing from the indifference of before. He pulled out a drawing from his Space Ring and said, “Look at this carefully. Is this the Jian Chen you’re talking about?”
Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue accepted the drawing and looked at it together with doubt. Afterward, they nodded simultaneously and Xiao Qian said, “Correct, he’s master Jian Chen. Senior Bi Yifei, why would you have a drawing of master Jian Chen?” Xiao Qian’s voice was filled with curiosity.
“You don’t need to worry about that. Tell me honestly, just where is Jian Chen?’ Bi Yifei was stern.
“We really don’t know.” Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue were both clueless.
Seeing how Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue did not seem to be lying, Bi Yifei did not trouble them any further. He said gruffly, “Bi Jian, let’s go.” With that, Bi Yifei turned around and immediately set up a Space Gate. Without saying anything else, he disappeared into the Space Gate as he pulled Bi Jian with him.
Distance was not a problem to supreme Saint Kings. They only needed a single step to traverse millions or even tens of million kilometers.
Bi Yifei ripped open another two Space Gate one after another to return to the continent. Afterward, he immediately met up with his good friends that were extremely close to him, reporting to them about Jian Chen appearing in the ocean.
His good friend was a great elder from the Yiyuan sect of the ten great clans. He was a Saint King too and when he heard this news, he was immediately astounded.
“Bi Yifei, are you serious? Jian Chen’s really appeared in the ocean?” The great elder became excited.
“I’m absolutely certain. I’ve already gotten authentication for it and he’s even injured my son,” Bi Yifei said confidently.
“Correct. The person who injured me is indeed in the drawing. He looks exactly the same. He must be Jian Chen.” Bi Jian also saw the drawing of Jian Chen and swore solemnly.
“Fantastic. I’ll go contact the other great elders right now. We’ll pursue him in the ocean immediately,” said the great elder just as he was leaving.
“Wait!” Bi Yifei stopped the great elder. “Ling Yuanzi, even just one of us can deal with Jian Chen easily. There’s no need to mobilize everyone. Also, if the great elders of your Yiyuan sect all move out at the same time, it will probably raise some suspicion among the other protector clans. At that time, it’ll be hard to know who the Winged Tiger God will end up with. The most important thing is that Jian Chen has already left Three Saint Island. I myself have no idea exactly where he’s gone. If you take too much time, he’ll run quite far away. The difficulty of the search will increase too. If it weren’t for the fact that I did not know a long-range searching technique and could not find Jian Chen, I would’ve grabbed him long ago and delivered him to your Yiyuan sect.”
“Brother Bi Yifei is right. My Yiyuan sect owes you a great favor for this time. We can’t drag this out. Let’s move out right now.”
The great elder Ling Yuanzi and the father-son duo immediately slashed open the space around them and headed toward the ocean.
Jian Chen and Nubis currently hurried along through the use of Spatial Force high up in the blue sky above the ocean. They formed vague blurs, directly traveling in the direction of the Sea race’s territory.
“According to my inherited memories, the Sea race should not be far from us. There should just be another few thousand kilometers,” Nubis communicated through a mental message.
“Nubis, we already have some rough understandings of the strength of the Sea race. They’re much more powerful than the Tian Yuan Continent. We need to be careful when we get there. We must not cause too great of a commotion or it’ll be very difficult for us to survive.” Jian Chen lectured sternly.
“I know. You don’t need to tell me this. As outsiders, we’ll face the rejection from the native Sea race for sure. If we deal with it badly, we might even become public enemies of them, hunted down by the entire Sea race.” Nubis also understood the good and bad. It was the first time he had seemed so careful.
At this very moment, Jian Chen’s complexion changed suddenly. With his much more powerful presence, he could clearly feel an extremely obscure ripple rush past the two of them.
“Oh no, some experts have discovered us. If it’s not Bi Jian’s father, then its the experts from the continent. We need to increase our speed immediately,” Jian Chen said seriously.
With that, Nubis’s complexion changed too. He swore. “This must be because of the union reporting to the ten protector clans. Those bastards, they want to use the ten clans to eliminate you and retrieve their saint artifact. Jian Chen, your comprehension of the mysteries of the world is too low. I’ll carry you and run.” Nubis grabbed Jian Chen’s hand and his strength as a Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler exploded without holding back at all. He pushed the mysteries of space to the limit and disappeared into the horizon like he was teleporting.
Nubis was extremely fast but he was still not faster than Saint Kings in the end. The space before them began to distort violently and a Space Gate formed quickly. Immediately, a vast and boundless aura radiated from inside; this aura compressed space, causing the surrounding area to become viscous.
Both Jian Chen and Nubis immediately felt like they had become submerged in mud. There was great resistance to their movements.
“Jian Chen, I want to see where will you run this time!”
An old voice boomed. The great elder of the Yiyuan sect, Ling Yuanzi, and the father-son duo walked out and blocked their path.