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Chapter 389 – Southern Continent
Within the dimensional tunnel, the bronze plate was floating in front of the two as a guide while Jiang Chen and Nangong Wentian quietly sat there, moving forward with the help of the dimensional force.
“Little Chen, how long will it take before we reach the Southern Continent?”
Nangong Wentian asked.
“We need to cross a huge territory in order to travel from the Eastern Continent to the Southern Continent. Even with the help of the Teleport Formation, I think it will take at least four hours. This dimensional tunnel is strong, it can last until we arrive at the Southern Continent.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Four hours?! Damn it, you have no idea how long it took daddy to travel from the Southern Continent to the Eastern Continent, and I almost got myself killed! Luckily, we have this Teleport Formation!”
Nangong Wentian said with mixed emotions. Compared to this Teleport Formation’s speed, he was just like a crawling turtle.
“Brother Nan, tell me about your family.”
Jiang Chen asked with great interest. Since he had decided to help Nangong Wentian, he needed to know more about his family.
“Our family doesn’t have a long history in the Southern Continent, so our foundation isn’t as strong as the other superpowers. According to what my dad told me, the Nangong family only has about a one hundred years history in the Southern Continent.”
Nangong Wentian said.
“One hundred years of history?”
Jiang Chen was startled for a moment. He was always touched by this timing. It was as if most of the major changes in the Saint Origin Realm happened one hundred years ago, the year when he swung his sword toward the Heavens and broke the gate to the Realm of Immortals, causing the entire barrier of the Saint Origin Realm to change. The realm’s entire structure had gone through many changes because of that year, that day.
“That’s right, one hundred years ago, my grandfather came to the Southern Continent, and with his extraordinary talent, he established a massive foundation for the Nangong family. After that, he decided to make that land his permanent home, then he married and had a lot of children. Also, the Nangong family has an amazing treasure that no outsides know about. My grandfather brought it with him when he arrived at the Southern Continent, and even I have no idea what the treasure looks like, I only that my grandfather hid it in a secret place within the Nangong family and blocked all access to it with the Profound Sun Formation. However, the hidden treasure doesn’t have any powerful usages, its only function is to produce a certain amount of Nine Solar Holy Water each years, and because of the Nine Solar Holy Water, the Nangong family has risen abruptly in just a few dozen years, becoming one of the true superpowers in the Southern Continent.”
Nangong Wentian continued. As the Nangong family only had a history of one hundred years, he could still remember it all with ease.
“What? A treasure that can produce Nine Solar Holy Water?”
Jiang Chen was shocked. However, nothing was too strange in this world, there must be a reason why this treasure exists. If that was the case, it wasn’t really surprising that the Nangong family became a superpower in such a short amount of time. Try thinking about it like, when every new descendant of the Nangong family was born, they were immediately given Nine Solar Holy Water, causing all of them to be geniuses since a young age. A family like this would definitely become a superpower.
“Yes. Although it doesn’t produce too much each year, it is still more than enough to help our family become a superpower. Remember how I used Nine Solar Holy Water in exchange for pills? I brought the Nine Solar Holy Water from home. My dad is the Family Chief, and as his son, I can still get some benefits.”
Nangong Wentian replied with a mischievous laughter.
“I’m really curious, since your family possess such a great treasure, I suppose there are some superpowers paying close attention, and are trying to rob it from you?”
Jiang Chen felt this matter strange. There was a saying that an innocent man’s wealth would bring his own ruin for causing the greed of others to emerge. With such an amazing treasure, some other powers must have been eyeing the Nangong family before they became one of the superpowers. No one would let this extraordinary treasure slip away in front of their eyes.
Even with the Nangong family’s current powerful strength, they at most comparable to the Shangguan Clan, not a level where they could dominate the entire Southern Continent. The Southern Continent was a huge land, and there were surely some humongous existences comparable to the Martial Saint Dynasty. However, even a gigantic power like the Martial Saint Dynasty would be tempted when seeing a treasure capable of producing Nine Solar Holy Water. Honestly, it was a miracle for the Nangong family to survive for one hundred years.
“That’s why I said it’s our family’s secret. That treasure is locked away with the Profound Sun Formation and hidden in a concealed face. Even as the son of the Family Chief, I only know about its existence, but have never seen it with my own eyes. There aren’t many people in the Nangong family who knows about this treasure, even some of the descendant who were given Nine Solar Holy Water has no idea where it came from. Furthermore, none of us would tell any outside about this secret, because if anyone did that, it would be a completely disaster for us. My dad called me back in such a rushed manner, I wonder if it is related to that treasure?”
Nangong Wentian explained with a frown on his face.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. It couldn’t have been easy for the Nangong family to keep this secret for a hundred years.
“However, the current Nangong family is no longer a monolithic family. Three years ago, my grandfather died after depleting his energy in order to fix the Profound Sun Formation, then he made my father the next Family Chief, and that’s when the Nangong family started dividing. My eldest uncle and his family didn’t want to follow my father’s command, and after that, he simply broke the family into two parts.”
Nangong Wentian said.
“Sounds like your eldest uncle is the root cause of all the changes in the Nangong family.”
Jiang Chen understood now.
“That’s right, my eldest uncle blames my grandfather for not making him the next Family Chief. Therefore, he keeps causing all kinds of problems in the family. I really hate this kind of internal conflict, that’s why I chose to leave home. I also wanted to travel the world and give myself a different kind of experience, and that’s what led me to you.”
Nangong Wentian said.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. He now finally understood why Nangong Wentian left home. It looked like the current changes in the Nangong family was related to their internal conflict as well.
Furthermore, Jiang Chen had a great interest in the treasure that could produce Nine Solar Holy Water.
“Perhaps the current event is related to my eldest uncle, and it must be very serious. As for what exactly is going on, we can only know when we return to my home.”
Nangong Wentian said.
Numerous dimensional tornados kept sweeping across, sending strong winds toward Jiang Chan and Nangong Wentian. Suddenly, a purple colored bright dot flew past Jiang Chen. With a quick movement, Jiang Chen instantly caught it in his hand.
“Dimensional Purplesand Crystal! What a lucky day!”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. The object he caught just now was a transparent human fist-sized purple crystal, and it was emitting a faint purple light. Although it was only about the size of a human fist, the energy it contained was enormous.
“Dimensional Purplesand Crystal? What is this thing?”
Nangong Wentian glanced at the purple crystal. He had never seen anything like this before.
“It’s a crystal that only exists in dimensional turbulence, and it’s formed after absorbing the purest dimensional force together with dimensional sand. It contains an enormous amount of energy, and just with this Dimensional Purplesand Crystal alone, I will be able to form another 100 Dragon Marks.”
While explaining, Jiang Chen unleashed a suction force from his palm and started absorbing the energy, causing the Dimensional Purplesand Crystal to slowly start shrinking. Nangong Wentian knew Jiang Chen was absorbing this rare treasure, so he just sat aside without saying anything.
Half an hour later, the Dimensional Purplesand Crystal had been completely absorbed by Jiang Chen. Numerous blood red Dragon Marks could be seen hovering around his body, each of them looking like a real tiny dragon, giving Jiang Chen a mystical image.
Sitting next to Jiang Chen, Nangong Wentian could clearly feel that Jiang Chen’s aura was much stronger compared to before.
Jiang Chen suddenly opened his eyes, causing two bright beams to shoot out and some ripples to appear in front of him. Right at this moment, his Yuan energy was rolling like the violent ocean waves within his Qi Sea. The purple crystal had given him one hundred new Dragon Marks, causing him to have a total of 4,600 Dragon Marks, and one step closer to the Combat Soul realm.
“Haha, this is so satisfying!”
Jiang Chen burst into laughter, he felt really lucky today. Dimensional Purplesand Crystal was an extremely rare item, it was so rare that one could spend a hundred years in dimensional turbulence and still find nothing. Also, who would spend so much time in dimensional turbulence? That was clearly just a pure act of courting death!
Jiang Chen was simply a man with heaven defying lucky. A Dimensional Purplesand Crystal just flew past him, just like that, giving him another 100 Dragon Marks. If he wanted to get the same amount of energy by absorbing demon souls, he had no idea how many demon beasts he would have to kill.
“Damn it, this is such a good treasure! Let’s watch closely, there might be more of them coming!”
Nangong Wentian’s face was filled with excitement. He kept looking around without daring to blink his eyes, but all he could see was the variegated dimensional currents. No more Dimensional Purplesand Crystals were to be found.
“Stop looking around, you will find it if you’re lucky enough.”
Jiang Chen patted Nangong Wentian on the shoulder. If Dimensional Purplesand Crystals could be found in bulk quantities, the world would be in a mess.
Four hours passed by, and Nangong Wentian was left with a bitter face in the end. He was forced to accept Jiang Chen’s incredible lucky, it was truly a miracle for him to obtain that Dimensional Purplesand Crystal, but too bad, the same miracle would never happen to him.
Suddenly, the dimensional tunnel started violently shaking. Jiang Chen and Nangong Wentian quickly stabilized their bodies, and soon, they saw a bright light not far away from them. The wind coming from the dimensional tornadoes had become stronger as well.
“We’re almost there.”
Jiang Chen reminded.
Right after Jiang Chen’s words left his mouth, they had come to the end of the dimensional tunnel. Jiang Chen then immediately grabbed the bronze plate in front of him. This was a precious treasure that Jiang Chen could never lose.
Both men felt a force pulling their bodies, and unable to control their bodies, they were thrown away from where they stood.
The sky was bright and clear. Suddenly, some ‘boom’ sounds resounded in the thin air. With a split second, two objects rolled out from the thin air, and it seemed as if the two were unable to control themselves, as they were thrown onto the ground, causing two huge craters to appear on the flat surface.
“What is that?”
Someone shouted and started slowly walking toward the holes. This was the outer area of a beautiful mountain range. Many caravans were resting around the area, and this was the first time they had seen some unknown objects falling down from the sky.
“Cough… cough… fuck, can’t it be any gentler?!”
Raging curses could be heard from the bottom of the crater. After that, a man with a face fully covered in dust climbed out.