Chapter 3584: The Artifact Spirit of the Observance Heaven City
Many powerful Immortal Emperors spent the ten years travelling, reaching the Observance Heaven City from the various heavens of the Immortals’ World prematurely as if they were afraid of missing out.
As the Immortal Emperors gathered, the experts around the Observance Heaven City gradually increased as well. Some of the Immortal Emperors that arrived early directly entered the Observance Heaven City. Others either took out divine halls or set up dwelling around the Observance Heaven City, quietly waiting for the time to arrive.
The fee to enter the Observance Heaven City was extremely expensive. Those above the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor would have to pay a four-coloured immortal crystal each day. That was not a price that any regular Immortal Emperors could cover.
As a result, many Immortal Emperors chose to wait outside the city rather than pay such a tremendous amount of resources.
Over these ten years, Jian Chen remained in the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens the entire time. He did the exact same thing as he did with the Tian Yuan clan, handing everything over to elder Nong and the disciples below to deal with after coming up with a rough direction.
Over the past decade, the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens basically changed with each passing day. Even the sect system that was on the brink of collapse in the past was gradually amended under elder Nong’s lead.
The Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants remained silent as if they were completely unconcerned by the deaths of several dozen experts. They did not make any moves against the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.
On the Reverent Observance Heaven, many great organisations and great figures observed the conflict between the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants and the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens with anticipation. However, the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephant’s response surprised many of them.
“It’s been so long, yet the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants is still quiet. Don’t tell me the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants is afraid?”
“Didn’t you say that this was the calm before the storm? It’s been calm for far too long. Don’t tell me the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants discovered something and has developed qualms?”
“It’s said that none of the ancestors of the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants are in the sect. The sect does not possess a single Immortal Exalt right now. Looks like the reason why the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants has not made any moves is because they’re waiting for their ancestors to return.”
Many native organisations of the Reverent Observance Heaven surmised. They never shifted their attention away from the Immortal Sect of Colossal Elephants and the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.
Ten years passed in the blink of an eye!
On this day, Jian Chen emerged from the Divine Hall of Violet Heavens. He stood on the main peak and gazed into the distant landscape before looking towards the disciples of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens that rode swords through the sky. He smiled gently as his gaze became even more determined as well.
“I must make the post of the Thousand Immortal General mine, as that’s the only way to obtain Stainless Qi. It is also the only shortcut to making the artifact spirit of the Primeval Divine Hall awaken quickly that I can think of,” Jian Chen thought. In the next moment, he appeared in the back mountain of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens in front of the Immortal Devouring Orchid.
The Immortal Devouring Orchid was rooted on the same boulder just like ten years ago. It seemed like this place had become its territory. Unless something happened, it would not move from there.
Seeing the Immortal Devouring Orchid again after ten years, Jian Chen could clearly sense that its presence was even sturdier than ten years ago.
It was still at the Ninth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor, having yet to reach Immortal Exalt, but its strength had clearly increased.
The Immortal Devouring Orchid made it further and further along the path of the Ninth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor, growing stronger and stronger. Its current battle prowess had already exceeded all of those so-called prodigies.
“You seem to be still evolving. I can clearly sense that you still seem to be progressing towards a higher life form slowly,” Jian Chen murmured before the Immortal Devouring Orchid. His eyes gradually became filled with bizarreness.
He discovered that he still seemed to have underestimated the Immortal Devouring Orchid’s evolution. Perhaps because it had devoured the corpses of Xuanhuang beasts, it had received the refined Xuanghuang Qi.
Or perhaps because it had absorbed the Heaven-splitting Divine Force.
In short, the Immortal Devouring Orchid’s metamorphosis and evolution might not have been unique, but it was definitely unprecedented.
The pattern of ways that covered its entire body seemed to flow silently, which made the Immortal Devouring Orchid seem even more strange.
“I’ll be gone for a few days. You stand out too much, so I can’t take you with me. You have to properly protect the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens during the days that I’m gone. If you encounter any powerful opponents that you can’t defeat, you must go to the Observance Heaven City.” Jian Chen communicated with the Immortal Devouring Orchid through the senses of his soul. Through a series of instructions, he found elder Nong and Chen Shifang and told them that he would be leaving for some time.
Finally, after a few more careful arrangements, Jian Chen completely vanished from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.
It was not just the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. He as a person, including all of his presence, completely vanished from the Reverent Observance Heaven.
He had already become someone else through the disguise of the mask from the Illusionary Daemon race.
Meanwhile, he stopped disguising his cultivation as a Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortal. He was now an Immortal Emperor.
After disguising himself, Jian Chen appeared outside the Observance Heaven City. There were still a final three days before the day of the contention.
There were still Immortal Emperors waiting outside the Observance Heaven City as if they refused to enter the city until the final day.
However, as someone wealthy, Jian Chen obviously did not mind paying the fees for just a few short days. He directly took out the tablet that he had obtained from his first entry and entered the Observance Heaven City before casually finding an inn to rest in.
“I am Chang Yang. I would like to formally register for the competition for the post of a Thousand Immortal General!” Jian Chen directly said to the empty room inside the inn.
Jian Chen had already understood the way to register. All he had to do was call out in any place within the city and the artifact spirit of the Observance Heaven City would sense it. Afterwards, a competition tablet would directly drop out of nowhere before the person registering.
Registering for the competition did not require the city lord of the Observance Heaven City but the artifact spirit!
However, after Jian Chen said that, the competition tablet did not fall out as he had imagined. A good while later, a lady in a white dress appeared before him.
The lady seemed like a heavenly maiden. She was elegant and graceful, radiating with a sense of divinity as if she had escaped the clutches of secularity.
Her appearance was alluring, so beautiful that it seemed surreal. It was impossible to find any flaws in her exquisite facial features that seemed like an endowment from the heavens. She was perfect.
“You want to contend for the Thousand Immortal General’s post?” The woman stared at Jian Chen emotionlessly. Her voice was extremely cold, devoid of any feelings like an emotionless machine.
“I do!” Jian Chen clasped his fist. He was unable to sense the woman’s presence at all. If he closed his eyes, it would just feel empty, without anyone before him.
He had already realised who the lady was.
She must be the artifact spirit of the Observance Heaven City!