The young man had nullified the attacks from the three late Godkings single-handedly. Moreover, he remained composed, without losing the upper hand at all. He was clearly extremely powerful.
As Jian Chen encountered more and more Godkings, even clashing with some several times, he started to possess some understanding towards them. When the young man moved, Jian Chen could clearly sense that he was also a late Godking like the Godkings from the Empyrean Demon Cult.
They were at the same level of cultivation, yet the young man managed to match them all by himself. He was definitely a great prodigy.
“The imperial capital of the Blood Sun Empire really is a nest of monsters. Just a random person can be this powerful,” Jian Chen was secretly surprised.
Before him, the three Godkings from the Empyrean Demon Cult churned with demonic aura, which shrouded their figures in black mist. One of them said sternly, “Who are you, bold enough to get in the way of the Empyrean Demon Cult’s matters? Leave immediately, and we can forget about what you just did. Otherwise, you will become an enemy of the Empyrean Demon Cult.”
The Empyrean Demon Cult had always acted as they wished on the Cloud Plane. Even after arriving in the imperial capital of the Blood Sun Empire, they did not tone it down in the slightest. They were completely fearless.
The young man opened his fan and flapped it leisurely. He sneered, “Aren’t the three of you looking down on the Blood Sun Empire too much? Why don’t you look at where you are with what you said before? You dare to threaten me in my own territory? Let alone you three unimpressive protectors, even if your vice-leader comes here personally, he’ll have to consider something like that properly before doing anything.”
At this moment, a large number of guards that belonged to the imperial capital hurried over from the surroundings. Several Godkings had already flown out from the imperial palace as well, approaching them with lightning speed.
In just a few seconds, the three Godkings from the Empyrean Demon Cult were surrounded. The Godkings from the imperial palace looked at them coldly as they surrounded them. They had already emitted their tremendous presences slowly.
Even though they were surrounded, the three Godkings remained composed. They did not become flustered at all. One of them said, “The vice-leader has personally ordered the capture of these two people. Does your Blood Sun Empire plan on protecting them?”
“I have no interests in who the vice-leader wants to capture. This is the imperial capital of the Blood Sun Empire, not a place where you can act as you wish. Your Empyrean Demon Cult still hasn’t achieved absolute supremacy in the southern region. Please return. Otherwise, I can only send you out of the city,” the white-robed young man said coldly.
The three protectors of the Empyrean Demon Cult contemplated it shortly. After judging the situation they were in, they could only leave powerlessly in the end.
With the departure of the three protectors, Jian Chen clasped his fist at the young man and said, “I’m Jian Chen. Thank you for your help today. I will remember the kindness you have shown.”
“Jian Chen?” The young man’s eyes immediately narrowed when he heard Jian Chen’s name. He stared at Jian Chen with some surprise, “You’re that Jian Chen who defeated a Godking in the northern region?”
“That’s me,” said Jian Chen.
The young man smiled slightly and studied Jian Chen. He said, “No wonder the three protectors of the Empyrean Demon Cult are hunting you down while you’re still an Overgod. You captured Yaxi Lian in the past and got the divine king to use her as a hostage, forcing Huai An to agree to his terms. With Huai An’s temperament, he’ll definitely nurse a grievance because of that. Moreover, you’re a supreme Overgod who can make it onto the Overgods’ Plaque with your impressive talent. You’ll pose quite the threat to the Empyrean Demon Cult in the future, so Huai An will definitely move against you.”
“Of the three vice-leaders, Huai An is the most intolerant and vengeful. You need to be more careful now that you’ve caught Huai An’s eyes.”
As soon as he reached there, the young man paused. He gazed off into the distance and became stern. He said, “It looks like Huai An treats you with far more importance than I had imagined. He has actually come personally. Jian Chen. you better leave here fast. As a vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Huai An possesses various secret technique. Coupled with his cultivation as an Infinite Prime, he will be able to deal with you easily without violating any rules of our Blood Sun Empire.
Huai An had arrived extremely quickly. Before the young man had even finished speaking, Huai An had appeared on the street silently. He stared at Jian Chen coldly.
On the other hand, Jian Chen did not hesitate at all. He left as quickly as he could with Kai Ya, disappearing from the street in an instance.
The white-clothed young man only stood before Huai An. He said steadily, “I never thought that the famed vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Huai An, would personally visit our Blood Sun Empire. I wonder whether our Blood Sun Empire should receive you as an esteemed guest, or maintain the status quo and directly ask you to leave? Vice-leader Huai An, you’re making it very difficult for me.”
Huai An was just about to pursue Jian Chen. He looked at the young man before him, and he immediately frowned. He did not recognise this young man, but seeing how he did not fear him as a mere Godking and the fact that he had used ‘our’ when referring to the empire, Huai An instantly determined that this young man was a part of the imperial family. Moreover, he possessed quite some status in the family.
However, it did not matter even if he had some status. As a vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, even the ancestral emperors of the Blood Sun Empire would fear him slightly. He immediately snorted coldly, “I’ve come to capture wanted people. I have no time to tangle with you. Leave immediately, or don’t blame me for being rude.” As he said that, the pressure of the Primordial realm radiated from Huai An, directly forcing the young man away.
“Huai An, this is the Blood Sun Empire, not your Empyrean Demon Cult. If you want to act so recklessly, I can only make you leave the imperial capital.” Just when Huai An released his pressure, a heavy and clear voice directly rang out in his head from the imperial palace.
“Hmph, I naturally know the rules of your Blood Sun Empire. My visit today has nothing to do with you. As long as you don’t get in my way, I won’t violate any of your rules,” Huai An replied coldly. He no longer bothered to deal with the young man, disappearing with a flash in pursuit of Jian Chen.
The young man with a fan looked in the direction where Huai An had vanished off to. There was a sliver of reluctance in his eyes, and he said to the imperial palace, “Imperial Protector, Jian Chen is a talent of our southern region after all. He’ll definitely become an expert who can dominate the region in the future. Are we just supposed to watch the Empyrean Demon Cult do harm to him from the sidelines?”
“There are countless talents in the Saints’ World, and even many unprecedented prodigies. However, just how many of them are able to make it to the apex in the end? Even if they’re first on the Overgods’ Plaque or first on the Godkings’ Throne, aren’t there many examples where they die before they can rise to the peak of their power? There’s no need to offend the Empyrean Demon Cult over such matters,” the heavy and clear voice rang out again from the imperial palace, but only the young man could hear it.
Currently, Jian Chen and Kai Ya moved through the streets of the imperial capital rapidly, trying to pull as far away from Huai An as possible. He thought of any plans he could use.
However, at this moment, Jian Chen and Kai Ya both stopped as they hovered above the ground. They gazed ahead.
Before them stood a white-robed, ruddy old man. He stared at Jian Chen and Kai Ya with a strange light in his eyes.
“Chanlong, how’re you here?” Kai Ya asked. She was surprised.
The old man was master Chanlong, the person that Jian Chen had some conflict with in the past.
However, Jian Chen’s grievances with master Chanlong had gradually been resolved through the gratitude Jian Chen felt towards him for saving Kai Ya when the seven protectors of the Earth Spirit sect killed their way into the provincial city of the Dong’an province.
Jian Chen also felt extremely surprised about meeting Chanlong here.
Master Chanlong became extremely stern. He said with a deep voice, “I know you’re in extremely deep trouble. Don’t say anything, just follow me quickly.” Before he had even finished speaking, master Chanlong turned around and left.
Jian Chen and Kai Ya looked at each other. Although they had no idea what master Chanlong had in mind, they clearly had no other choices at a time like this. They could only follow master Chanlong closely.
Under master Chanlong’s lead, the three of them arrived at an extremely large square in the imperial capital very soon. Just the width of the square was several dozen kilometers, and it was completely packed.
The most eye-catching part of it was an extremely large flying vehicle parked at the very centre of the square. It was several dozen kilometers long and several dozen kilometers high. It hovered in the sky like an imposing mountain, basically taking up the entire square. Just a single glance at it would make people feel overwhelmed.
“Take this and board the ship with me quickly. Once we’re on the spatial battleship, we’ll be temporarily safe.” Master Chanlong gave a jade talisman to Kai Ya and Jian Chen before taking them towards the spatial battleship quickly.
“Spatial battleship?? A sliver of doubt appeared in Jian Chen’s eyes. He looked at the humongous flying vehicle before him in confusion as he followed Chanlong towards it.
At this moment, he no longer cared about the purposes the spatial battleship served. Even if he had to wade through a world of danger to evade the pursuit of an Infinite Prime, he would do it.
“Jian Chen, stop!”
Just when Jian Chen was about to board the spatial battleship, a thunderous voice boomed in his head. The terrifying sound waves rebounded in Jian Chen’s head, causing his soul to rock violently, almost collapsing. His consciousness became blurred while the Chaotic Force within him paused at that moment. He had almost fallen out of the sky.
Behind them, Huai An hurried over as he stared at Jian Chen with a sunken face.
Beside Jian Chen, Kai Ya sensed what was happening and immediately grabbed Jian Chen’s shoulder. Her speed suddenly exploded as she flew towards the cabin door.
“Don’t you even think about leaving the Cloud Plane!” Huai An was pale. At that moment, he could no longer care about breaking the rules of the Blood Sun Empire. He raised his hand and reached towards Jian Chen from afar.
As he extended his hand, his entire arm elongated. His hand had turned into a black cloud that obscured the sky and trapped space, lunging towards Jian Chen and Kai Ya.
Kai Ya and Jian Chen immediately sank. The tremendous pressure had immobilised the two of them. They could only watch on as Huai An’s hand fell towards them.