Chapter 3057: Seeking Help From the Snow Sect
“Ancestor Lan, w- what are we supposed to do now?” He Qianchi struggled to keep his calm. He also understood how troublesome this matter was.
Far too many organisations that were looking for Jian Chen had come, numbering to half of an alliance sized like the Hundred Saint City. Before such a great force of people, even the Heavenly Crane clan was like a rowboat in the ocean despite their ranking on the Ice Pole Plane. They could be overthrown and capsized at any time.
“No matter what, we have to protect Jian Chen. His importance to our Heavenly Crane clan is even greater now than before,” ancestor Lan said sternly. She paused for a good while before telling He Qianchi, “Send all of the great elders outside and keep these people busy for the time being.”
“Yes, ancestor Lan!” He Qianchi left with the orders.
Ancestor Lan looked at the divine hall where Jian Chen refined his pills nearby and hesitated slightly before deciding against telling Jian Chen about this, as it would influence his comprehension of the Way of Alchemy.
Whether Jian Chen could increase his comprehension of the Way of Alchemy to Godking before the age of a thousand years did not merely affect Jian Chen’s interests, but the Heavenly Crane clan’s interests as well.
On top of that, the interests were so great that even ancestor Lan was tempted by it.
After a moment of thought, ancestor Lan released the senses of her soul, which enveloped the Snow sect instantly.
At that moment, deep within the Snow sect, the white-clothed Icecloud Founding Ancestor sat on a snowy ground within the forbidden grounds. Laws seemed to pulse around her, clearly in a state of cultivation.
At this moment, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor seemed to sense something; she opened her eyes slowly. Her cold eyes that were uncontaminate with any emotions directly peered at the space beyond the Snow sect.
“Is something the matter?” the Icecloud Founding Ancestor asked indifferently. Her tone was icy-cold, making her seem absolutely unapproachable.
“Jian Chen is in trouble. It’ll probably be very difficult to resolve this matter with just our Heavenly Crane clan’s strength,” ancestor Lan conveyed through the senses of her soul. The Heavenly Crane clan and the Snow sect did not have much contact in the past, and they had even been in conflict with one another recently because of the matter regarding Shui Yunlan.
Even though the conflict did not lead to any emnity between the Snow sect and the Heavenly Crane clan after the truth was revealed at the very end, it did make the distance between the two organisations a little greater.
If it were something else, ancestor Lan would never seek help from the Snow sect. She would not do so even if the Heavenly Crane clan faced destruction. However, the threat involved had to do with Jian Chen, while Jian Chen’s other identity was the younger brother of the Snow Goddess’s reincarnation.
The Icecloud Founding Ancestor was a past member of the Ice Goddess Hall, and she still maintained absolute loyalty towards the Ice Goddess Hall. As such, ancestor Lan believed she should notify the Icecloud Founding Ancestor for her to fend off Jian Chen’s problems together.
After hearing ancestor Lan’s message, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s eyes narrowed slightly. In the next moment, the blanketing senses of a soul swept over, scanning the entire situation on the Ice Pole Plane.
Very soon, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor learnt about the cause of this matter. Her gaze immediately coldened as she said frigidly, “How dare they threaten her highness’ younger brother like this? With how esteemed Jian Chen’s status is, how can he be casually called for and summoned by these people?”
The Icecloud Founding Ancestor seemed to be infuriated. A cold killing intent radiated out, and her face sank. “How dare they boast so boldly, not only wanting an explanation from her highness’ younger brother, but even wanting to take him back for punishment. Hmph, do they really think they can judge and punish her highness’ younger brother? These people really are tired of living.”
The Icecloud Founding Ancestor stood up, and her tremendous pressure crushed all of the wind and snow in the surroundings. She stared at ancestor Lan sharply and berated her, “Ancestor Lan, you leave me utterly disappointed. Jian Chen has to do with the Snow Goddess’ dignity. With his current identity, how can you let a group of lowly scum call for him?”
“Are we really going to make Jian Chen and the Snow Goddess’s relationship known to the public?” Ancestor Lan furrowed her brows in thought.
On the Ice Pole plane, only ancestor Lan and the Icecloud Founding Ancestor knew about Jian Chen and the Snow Goddess’s relationship. To everyone else, it was still a secret.
As soon as she was asked that, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor seemed to realise something, which made her fall silent
Only a good while later did the Icecloud Founding Ancestor say slowly, “No, we still can’t publicise Jian Chen and the Snow Goddess’s relationship. The Snow Goddess still hasn’t returned. Neither of us know whether the Snow Goddess actually recognises this younger brother or not.”
“If the Snow Goddess doesn’t recognise Jian Chen after recovering her memories, then we’ll only infuriate her highness by making this announcement prematurely. Given her personality, neither of us can withstand her wrath.”
“On the other hand, if her highness still recognises Jian Chen, then we’ll definitely displease her if she learns that we simply stood by even when we knew Jian Chen faced difficulties.”
The Icecloud Founding Ancestor took a step and immediately vanished. A single voice rang out in ancestor Lan’s ears. “Anyway, we need to protect Jian Chen no matter what, as we’re not just protecting Jian Chen, but the Snow Goddess’s pride, as well as the Snow Goddess’s dignity. As for how his relationship with the Snow Goddess turns out, that’s none of our concern.”
“Heavenly Crane clan, are you going to hand over Jian Chen or not?”
“One of our prodigies was brutally murdered by Jian Chen in the Darkstar World. If we don’t get an explanation for this, where can we still find the pride and dignity to remain standing in the Saints’ World?”
“Jian Chen went too far. Under the false identity of Yang Yutian, he disguised himself as the fifth hall master in the Darkstar World and intentionally fooled our Jade Pill sect. Our two ancestors personally emerged from seclusion and invited acquaintances from abroad, going to tremendous lengths to refine pills. Jian Chen had completely disgraced our Jade Pill sect by toying with us like that. We will never forget about this matter.”
“Heavenly Crane clan, I’d advise you to hand over Jian Chen obediently. We have so many organisations visiting today. You won’t be able to protect him with just the Heavenly Crane clan’s strength.”
“If you don’t hand over Jian Chen, we’ll never forget about this matter. Heavenly Crane clan, we originally minded our own businesses and had nothing to do with each other, so don’t create a war between our two clans for the sake of a single person.”
Outside the Heavenly Crane clan, over a hundred Chaotic Primes raised a ruckus. They spoke haughtily and firmly.
The Heavenly Crane clan had sent out all of their great elders to hold off these high-ranking figures from the organisations of the Hundred Saint City.
However, it was as clear as day that the Heavenly Crane clan did not possess the upper hand. The great elders from the Heavenly Crane clan were all stern as if they were facing a powerful enemy. Many of them even had foreheads laced with sweat.