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Chapter 884: Fleeing from the Serpent God Hall
Xie Wang’s eyes flickered with hesitation when he saw Jian Chen painstakingly fight the others.
“They’re emissaries and elders of the Serpent God Hall. My god, how did they provoke the people of the hall? What do I do? Just what do I do? Am I supposed to participate or not? Do I help them?” thought Xie Wang. He struggled to make a decision.
This lasted for a while. In the end, Xie Wang gritted his teeth and thought, “Whatever. I only have a little over a hundred years left anyway. I’ll do it for the divine water, for the chance to successfully reach the 15th Star.”
Xie Wang finally made his mind up with that thought. He immediately charged at the four emissaries and took on two of them for Jian Chen.
“Xie Wang, how dare you! You have provoked the Serpent God Hall! Are you tired of living?” yelled an emissary.
“I’m paying a big price by offending the people of the Serpent God Hall. They definitely will be hunting for me everywhere in the future. I can no longer enter the territory of the Serpent God Hall ever again. I’m helping you out, so you better get me the divine water within fifty years. I’ll swear to hunt you both down if you don’t,” Xie Wang said to Jian Chen as he handled the attacks of the two emissaries.
“Don’t worry. I will not go back on my words. I’ll definitely give you the divine water within fifty years,” replied Jian Chen. The pressure on him had greatly reduced now that Xie Wang took on the attacks of two emissaries for him. He immediately thrust out consecutively with us sword using his full strength. His attack carried a devastating aura.
Even though Jian Chen was quite injured, dealing with two Eighth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers was not a problem. The sword turned into countless blurs that enveloped the two of them. The blurs stacked upon one another, completely flooding the space.
The two emissaries became stern. They moved their hands and weapons in a flurry, devoting all their efforts to blocking Jian Chen’s attacks.
The sounds of weapons colliding constantly rang out. Jian Chen’s sword clashed ferociously with the emissaries’ weapons mid-air and constantly produced a sound of screeching steel. It was deafening.
Jian Chen’s sword was just too fast. The power of a Ruler Armament was also extremely great, so every strike contained huge amounts of power. The two emissaries became covered in wounds after just a few seconds of resistance. One of them had their heart pierced, while the other had lost his left arm to Jian Chen’s sword. They both produced a chilling howl, now incapacitated by their wounds.
Fending off the two emissaries, Jian Chen immediately proceeded to assist Xie Wang. He worked with him to heavily injured the last two emissaries. He then left the area hurriedly as he pulled Xie Wang along. They disappeared very quickly.
Nubis was also injured and he was now covered in blood. However, not only did this fail to lower his strength, it agitated the savage nature of his bloodline. He became more brutal as he fought, keeping the two Saint Kings busy all by himself. He even poisoned the two of them with his venom, forcing them to devote a portion of their strength to suppress it. This greatly decreased the amount of strength they could use.
“Elders my ass. Is this all your strength? When I break through, I’ll be able to kill you off with a flip of my hand. I’m not going to play around with you two anymore.” Nubis opened his mouth and spat out a poisonous mist which engulfed the two Saint Kings. He quickly left the area, disappearing into the horizon in the blink of an eye.
“We can’t let the escape. Let’s pursue them.” Yensen ignored his injuries. He wanted to chase the three of them.
“Don’t chase them.” Elder Reins waved his hand and stopped Yensen. He stared coldly in the direction where Nubis had fled and growled, “Sid and I are currently poisoned. The venom’s extremely potent, so we need to purge it as soon as possible. Otherwise, our lives will be in danger.”
“The items are with them. We can’t let them run far but the antidotes we carry have no effects on the venom. We don’t have the time to hurry back to the hall, so let’s find a place immediately where we can suppress its spread. We can report this to the hall elders at the same time,” elder Sid said roughly. They would pass away very quickly if they did not suppress the spread of this poison.
Within the Serpent God Hall, there were two types of elders: ordinary elders and hall elders.
15th Star Seasoul Warriors could take up a role as an elder but they needed to be at the peak of the 16th Star to become a hall elder. Within the three halls, hall elders were only second to the hall master in terms of status and power.
Elder Reins and Sid were only ordinary elders of the Serpent God Hall.
The six of them were quite heavily injured and the two elders’ injuries were particularly heavy. They needed to treat it immediately or they could lose their life. As a result, they did not continue their pursuit of Jian Chen’s group and instead settled down somewhere nearby to treat their wounds. They suppressed the venom in their bodies and also reported this matter to the hall elders.
The Serpent God hall learned about this very quickly. Hall elder Charlie was furious, so he immediately sent out two elders who were even stronger with more powerful antidotes to heal elder Sid and Reins. At the same time, they were tasked with recovering the lost item.
Although they were still in the 15th Star, they were Third Heavenly Layer Saint Kings when measured according to the system of the Tian Yuan Continent.
Jian Chen and Xie Wang fled far away very quickly. Currently, Jian Chen no longer paid any attention to his injuries and poured all his time into traveling. He wanted to avoid the experts of the Serpent God Hall from catching up.
Not long afterward, Nubis also arrived from behind. He flew with Jian Chen and Xie Wang. He was pale-faced and in a horrible condition, constantly coughing up blood. He was heavily wounded.
Jian Chen pulled out a large handful of Class 6 Radiant Spirit Pulls and handed them to Nubis. “Eat these. They might not be able to heal you but at least it can stabilize your injuries and stop them from worsening.” Jian Chen did not want to reveal the secrets of the saint artifact as Xie Wang was present.
Nubis did not hold back, directly taking all the pills from Jian Chen’s hand. He devoured them like candy.
“I really wonder if following you guys was the wrong choice. I didn’t think I’d offend one of the three halls so quickly. The Serpent God Hall has supreme power in its territory. It can call on forces large and small, so we can’t stay here any longer. We need to leave,” grumbled Xie Wang.
Jian Chen immediately pulled out his map and checked it. “The Heaven’s Spirit Hall’s territory is the closest to us. We’ll head over there immediately.
The three of them moved toward the territory of the other hall, finally arriving at its border after three whole days. They were less than ten thousand kilometers from crossing over.
In the three days, Jian Chen had made a full recovery thanks to the high regeneration speed of his Chaotic Body. Even Nubis had made a full recovery through vast amounts of Radiant Spirit Pills, returning to his full strength.
Jian Chen ignored any over-exertion of his soul in the three day journey and he kept his presence expanded to the maximum. He enveloped a radius of several thousand kilometers, carefully paying attention to the surroundings. They avoided any potential dangers.
At that very moment, Jian Chen’s expression changed slightly. He growled, “Crap, the experts of the Serpent God Hall have actually caught up. The people this time are even more powerful. We won’t be able to put up any resistance. Let’s go.”
“What! They’ve caught up again? Just how did they find us?” Nubis’ expression changed too. Without any hesitation, he grabbed Jian Chen by the arm and charged forward. There was only another ten thousand kilometers before they were out of the Serpent God Hall’s territory.
Nubis fused with the surrounding space and used Spatial Force to travel. His speed increased by three or four fold and he disappeared into the sky in the blink of an eye.
Xie Wang was also of the Ninth Heavenly Layer like Nubis, so he tailed closely behind.
However, two Saint Kings behind them traveled even faster. Nubis could vaguely feel their vast presences just when they were three thousand kilometers short from the border.
“Bloody hell. They’re at least of the Third Heavenly Layer. If they catch us, we won’t have the chance to escape at all.” Nubis’ expression changed greatly as he cried out. He immediately sped up some more, flying toward the territory of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall with lightning speed.
The distance between the two groups constantly reduced as the Saint Kings pursued. Jian Chen’s group could clearly see the figures of the two experts now. There were less than fifty kilometers between them.
“You wounded the people of the Serpent God Hall. The Serpent God Hall will pursue you to the ends of the earth. You can’t escape! Just give up!” A thunderous voice boomed from behind them. It was from the two elders of the Serpent God Hall.
“Just give up? Do you think I’m an idiot?” Nubis snarled as he retorted. He did not slow down and instead sped up.
Finally, the two elders began to worry when the three of them were only fifty kilometers from the border. They struck out decisively and shot out a powerful blade Qi together. It chopped toward Jian Chen’s group with insane speed.
This attack completely locked onto them. They could not dodge.
“I’ll block it!” bellowed Jian Chen. Chaotic Force surged wildly in his body, boosting his defense to its utmost maximum.
The powerful attack directly struck Jian Chen’s chest and turned his clothes into dust. It revealed the golden silkmail he wore inside, while his chest directly collapsed. His bones were utterly broken. If it were not for the silkmail, he probably would have been bisected by this attack.
Spurt! Blood gushed wildly from Jian Chen’s mouth. His organs had turned to smithereens after blocking the combined attack of the two Saint Kings. His injuries were worse than before.
As this happened, Nubis and Xie Wang left the territory of the Serpent God Hall as they pulled Jian Chen with them. They crossed into the territory of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall but they did not stop. They continued their way until they finally disappeared into the horizon.
The two elders stopped at the edge of their territory. They stared unhappily at the three of them as they traveled away, however, they unwilling to take a step over the border.
The three halls of the sea realm were extremely territorial. They refused to let any people of other halls enter their land without permission, so the two elders did not dare to cross the border rashly. The consequences would be extremely great.