Chapter 2052: Entering Seclusion in the Neptunean Mountains
Kai Ya and Chanlong had no objections to Jian Chen’s suggestion. They all understood that even if their group no longer feared regular late Godkings when they worked together, they were still not the opponents of extremely powerful late Godkings.
Mister Shu, who accompanied the fifth prince, was far more powerful than a regular late Godking.
Aside from mister Shu, there were probably other supreme Godkings from the Godkings’ Throne. Once they encountered them, they would struggle to emerge victorious even if they worked together.
As a result, they urgently needed to increase their strength. After all, many Godkings had already gathered on the eighth floor of the Neptunean Divine Palace, unlike the floors below that mainly consisted of Overgods.
“I also need to enter secluded cultivation so that I can break through to Godking as soon as possible,” said Kai Ya. Late Overgods would be disadvantaged in terms of both cultivation and comprehension when they fought against Godkings.
After making up their minds, Jian Chen and the others immediately left the Divine Medicinal Garden. Xiao Zheng did not plan on leaving by himself, so he stuck with Jian Chen’s group.
“Fellow Jian Chen, if you are in search of a place for secluded cultivation. I know somewhere that’s extremely suitable for you.” Xiao Zheng had already entered the Neptunean Divine Palace many times, so he was extremely familiar with its interior. He led the way without even being asked, “Fellows, please come with me.”
Afterwards, Jian Chen’s group covered a distance of over a million kilometers in an extremely short amount of time under Xiao Zheng’s lead. In the end, they stopped before a verdant mountain range.
Jian Chen was surprised as soon as he entered the mountain range. Not only was the origin energy there over ten times thicker than elsewhere, to the point where it even formed mist, but Jian Chen even seemed to feel that the laws of the world had become clearer in the mountain range.
“According to ancient records, this mountain range is the holiest collection of mountains in the Daoist Sect of Neptunea. It’s called the Neptunean Mountains. It’s said that the Neptunean Mountains are also the most blessed lands of the Daoist Sect of Neptunean. There are extremely profound formations in the centre of this mountain range, and it’s exactly because of these formations that the Neptunean Mountains can directly take the fortunes of nature and gather the mysteries of the universe. Not only is the purest origin energy gathered here, but cultivating here can even deepen your understanding of the laws of the world. As a result, cultivation is significantly easier here.” Xiao Zheng clearly knew a lot. He studied the mountain range in amazement as he explained to the trio, “It’s said that the strongest ancestor of the Daoist Sect of Neptunea had close ties with a Grand Exalt. The formations in the Neptunean Mountains were cast down by the Grand Exalt personally, so it was an ungodly piece of work. All the formations abide by nature and contain the truths of the world.”
“The Neptunean Mountains were originally located outside the Neptunean Divine Palace, and it was a place especially provided to core disciples for cultivation. However, it was only moved in here when the Daoist Sect of Neptunea faced the calamity, so it has always remained here.”
“Xiao Zheng, it looks like you really do know a lot,” Jian Chen said calmly.
Xiao Zheng chuckled, “The Daoist Sect of Neptunea was originally located on the Heniu Plane, and I was born there as well. I’m from the same place as the Daoist Sect of Neptunea, and I’ve already entered here several times. Coupled with me inquiring everywhere, I do know a little more about this place.”
As they exchanged these words, the four of them had already entered the depths of the Neptunean Mountains. Along the way, Jian Chen could clearly sense that there were many powerful presences within the mountains. Clearly, quite a few people chose to cultivate here.
In the end, the four of them chose a secluded cave as a place to cultivate. Master Chanlong cast down formations to separate them from each other. It was to protect them and prevent any disturbances.
Jian Chen immediately entered secluded cultivation. He had already prepared the resources he needed for a breakthrough with the Chaotic Body. Not only did he have the Godking level monster cores he had obtained from the Yin Mountains of Sevens Despair, but he also had the energy crystals from the space beasts they had killed during their journey. These resources were enough for him to reach the twelfth layer successfully.
Kai Ya and Chanlong entered seclusion as well. Kai Ya healed first before beginning to cultivate. She comprehended the mysteries of the world in an attempt to break through to Godking.
As for Chanlong, he took out the Space Ring he had obtained from the seventh floor and checked through the items in there.
Clearly, the owner of the Space Ring was a formations master. Chanlong found quite a few records and comprehension for the Way of Formations in the Space Ring, so he immediately went through them closely.
The fifth prince of the Sky Empire and his people stopped beside a small stream to tidy up. This place was over a million kilometers away from the Neptunean Mountains. Many of the guards were covered in blood, clearly having just emerged from a battle.
The fifth prince sat on a boulder as he examined a fist-sized brown fruit in his hand. He smiled faintly as he murmured, “A Dark Spiritual Fruit. It’s the main material for refining a Soul Purifying Pill of Earthen Spirit. That is a fourth grade God Tier pill, and it can rinse the soul of impurities and purify your mind. It’s quite a rare item. These people really haven’t disappointed me. They sure do have some pretty good things on them.”
The fifth prince had just stolen the Dark Spiritual Fruit from a group of people. Even though they were not weak, the people he brought in had still slaughtered them easily.
“Xin’er, this Soul Purifying Pill of Earth Spirit will have extremely obvious effects on you right now. It can amplify your resonance with the laws of the world such that comprehension will become even easier. I’ll collect all the materials for the pill in the Neptunean Divine Palace, and I’ll especially ask a subject of the empire to refine it for you,” the fifth prince held the fruit as he turned his head to talk to Yun Xin beside him. He spoke very gently.
Yun Xin, on the other hand, was in a daze as she sat on the boulder. Her gaze did not shift at all, making her seem like a statue. She completely missed the fifth prince’s words.
“Xin’er!” The fifth prince could not help but speak louder.
“Ah. Fifth prince, what is it,” Yun Xin looked at the fifth prince in confusion as if she had just woken up from a dream.
“Xin’er, look at my eyes,” said the fifth prince. He stared at Yun Xin without blinking, and in the next moment, a grey swirl suddenly appeared in his pupils. It possessed a mysterious power as if it was going to suck away Yun Xin’s soul.
Yun Xin immediately fell into a daze. Her attention was completely drawn away by the grey swirls in the fifth prince’s eyes as she became lost.
“Xin’er, tell me, are you thinking about that person called Jian Chen?” The fifth prince asked. His voice was very simple, but when Yun Xin heard it in her current state, it was enchanting, sucking in her attention.
“Yes,” Yun Xin replied stiffly. In such a situation, she was unable to hide any secrets at all. She told him the truth.
Nearby, Yun Lianqing’s face suddenly changed. He could not help but worry for Jian Chen’s safety, but he knew that there was nothing he could do.
The other people of the Yun family became stern. They were not worrying for Jian Chen. Instead, they were worried whether there would be any consequences for Yun Xin.
The fifth prince’s face sank as he had already crushed the God Tier heavenly resource in his hand. Sticky and fragrant juice covered his entire hand.
“I- I- I just-” Yun Xin returned to her senses, and as soon as she thought of her reply, she paled.
Although her mind had been temporarily lost just then, she completely remembered what she just said. She thought about it herself and realised that she was just referring to ‘thinking’ about the days she had spent with Jian Chen’s group.
However, when the fifth prince heard Yun Xin’s answer, the meaning naturally changed completely.
She wanted to explain, but she understood that whatever she said might just be taken as an attempt to cover it up.
“Let’s go.” The fifth prince did not delve on the matter. He called his people and set off once again. However, he secretly said to a few people behind him, “Bai Qi, Bai He, go with Hei Ya to find that person called Jian Chen. Execute anyone who’s with him, including Jian Chen himself. Find a time to leave secretly, I don’t want Xin’er to know about this.”
Bai Qi and Bai He were the two most powerful people in the fifth prince’s group apart from mister Shu.
The fifth prince directly sent the siblings to deal with Jian Chen’s group. Clearly, he could tell that they were extraordinary as well.
“Hehe, Hei Ya just happens to have seen that kid in the past. No matter how far away they are, as long as Hei Ya has seen them, he can find them. Your highness, don’t worry. I guarantee you that we will complete this perfectly,” Bai Qi responded secretly.