Chapter 3425: The Limits of the Seventeenth Layer
Chapter 3425: The Limits of the Seventeenth Layer
The Wind Venerable fell silent. He stared at Yi Xin. Who knew what he was thinking.
In the past, he had offered a favour in exchange for half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways from the Anatta Grand Exalt. Now, the Anatta Grand Exalt was offering half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways in exchange for a condition. There was technically no particular difference between the two.
However, the meaning behind him proactively finding the Anatta Grand Exalt and the Anatta Grand Exalt proactively finding him was completely different.
Of course, the most important fact was the Wind Venerable had already seen just how inflexible the Anatta Grand Exalt was. Her inflexible attitude left him certain that there was no way for him to borrow half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways from her.
In the end, the Anatta Grand Exalt had actually changed her behaviour and proactively delivered half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways over, which left the Wind Venerable both surprised and rather suspicious.
“Tell me. What condition does your master have? Let’s see whether I can achieve it or not,” the Wind Venerable answered indifferently after a moment of silence.
“Master said that when the experts of the Immortals’ World attack again, you must act with all of your strength to stop their invasion. On top of that, you need to ensure that the artifact that senior Ancient Paths is forging won’t be destroyed,” said Yi Xin. She bowed deeply towards the Wind Venerable before she continued, “I believe this isn’t particularly difficult for senior Feng.”
“Your master sent me half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways just to get me to do that?” The Wind Venerable was greatly surprised. He had thought the Anatta Grand Exalt was going to put forward some kind of stringent condition instead. He never imagined it to be so simple.
After all, he was already a sovereign now and was rooted to the Saints’ World, so he obviously had the responsibility to do that.
As for protecting the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths, he would help out if he were in trouble even if there were no personal interests involved.
“Master said that the experts of the Immortals’ World aren’t easy to deal with. She hopes that you don’t become careless,” said Yi Xin.
The Wind Venerable nodded sternly and said, “I obviously understand. Let your master know that I will take action when the experts of the Immortals’ World attack.”
“Then I’ll be taking my leave!” Yi Xin cupped her fist and left.
The Wind Venerable remained where he was. He stared at the half of a Chaotic Fruit of Ways in the jade box. After a moment of silence, an extremely pure force of the world surged out and enveloped the fruit.
He was closely examining the Chaotic Fruit of Ways through his own methods.
The Wind Venerable was extremely careful with the inspection this time. It took him several hours before the force of the world around the Chaotic Fruit of Ways gradually receded.
“There’s no problem. Nothing has been done to this half of a Chaotic Fruit of Ways.” The Wind Venerable smiled faintly. Shortly afterwards, he appeared before Jian Chen in the world membrane with the Chaotic Fruit of Ways.
Jian Chen remained with Shangguan Mu’er in the world membrane, spending some good time together before he left for good.
“Jian Chen, there have been some changes. I can’t accompany you to the Immortals’ World. You can only rely on yourself to cross the chaotic sea,” the Wind Venerable stared at Jian Chen and said.
“All the help you’ve given me is already enough. I can cross the chaotic sea myself.” Jian Chen was unfazed, cupping his fist towards the Wind Venerable.
The Wind Venerable shook his head. “No, with your bit of Chaotic Force, it’s not enough for crossing the chaotic sea. Sovereign god artifacts deplete energy at an extremely shocking rate. You won’t last for very long at all.”
As he said that, the Wind Venerable opened his hand and an extremely high quality jade box opened up. Half a Chaotic Fruit of Ways drifted out from there slowly.
As soon as the Chaotic Fruit of Ways appeared, the unique presence it gave off immediately made Jian Chen’s eyes narrow. He stared straight at the Chaotic Fruit of Ways in surprise.
“Senior Feng, d-don’t tell me this is the legendary Chaotic Fruit of Ways?” Jian Chen cried out. He cultivated Chaotic Force. Even though it was not true Chaotic Force, he was more familiar with Chaotic Force than anyone else.
As a result, as soon as the Chaotic Fruit of Ways appeared, he recognised it.
“That’s right. This is the Chaotic Fruit of Ways. The Chaotic Fruit of Ways contains extremely pure chaos Qi. Not only is chaos Qi powerful, but it’s also extremely brutal, so brutal that even some Grand Primes can’t withstand the power of a Chaotic Fruit of Ways.”
“However, you cultivate the Chaotic Body, so it’s a different situation for you. As a result, even when some Grand Primes can’t digest this Chaotic Fruit of Ways, you can endure it.” The Wind Venerable smiled kindly. He looked at Jian Chen amiably and slowly passed the Chaotic Fruit of Ways over.
“Jian Chen, you better not underestimate the Chaotic Fruit of Ways just because there’s only half of it. It’s already enough for your chaotic neidan to reach its limits. You better consume this half of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways.”
“Senior Feng, this half of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways must have come at an extraordinary cost to you.” Jian Chen’s gaze became extremely mixed as he stared at the Chaotic Fruit of Ways.
He felt like his debts to the Wind Venerable only ever increased.
“Hahahahaha, you’re wrong about that this time. It didn’t cost me anything for this half of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways. I only need to fend off the experts of the Immortals’ World. That’s the exact reason why I won’t be able to escort you personally. After all, when clashing against experts of the same level, I need to use my full strength as well. I’ll be too preoccupied.”
Jian Chen did not haggle over who the Chaotic Fruit of Ways should go to. He directly accepted it. He knew the Wind Venerable did not need it; it was all prepared for him. If he still tried to turn down this offer, that would be truly letting down the Wind Venerable’s efforts.
Afterwards, under the Wind Venerable’s watch, Jian Chen directly consumed the half of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways.
As soon as the Chaotic Fruit of Ways reached his belly, it turned into a turbulent Chaotic Force that spread through his body, rumbling along like thunder as it produced great booms in his body.
Jian Chen began to shake uncontrollably. His face immediately turned pale-white as blood oozed from his mouth. His face warped with pain.
The power of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways was far too great, such that it was unbearable even with his Chaotic Body at the seventeenth layer. He was immediately heavily injured. His organs all ruptured.
This time, Jian Chen experienced agony countless times worse than when his Chaotic Body broke through.
His body was being furiously destroyed by the rampaging Chaotic Force. His flesh was slowly turning into sludge from inside out.
The damage he faced was well beyond what the Chaotic Body’s recovery could keep up with.
But at this moment, the Source of Life in Jian Chen’s soul suddenly shone with a gentle glow. A pure force of life seeped out.
The force of life was at an extremely great quality. It circulated through Jian Chen’s body, allowing his injuries to heal at a visible rate.
The rate of recovery could only be described as terrifying.
At this moment, under the assistance of the Source of Life, the violent power from the Chaotic Fruit of Ways was unable to cause any more harm to Jian Chen.
The rate of recovery from the Source of Life had completely surpassed the rate of destruction from the Chaotic Fruit of Ways.
Of course, that did not mean the Source of Life was stronger than Chaotic Force.
This was only one Chaotic Fruit of Ways. Despite growing in chaos, it was just a fruit. It could not rival true Chaotic Force.
The power from the Chaotic Fruit of Ways was rapidly absorbed by Jian Chen. In a few months, Jian Chen completely absorbed it all.
Without any surprise, the half of the Chaotic Fruit of Ways successfully allowed his chaotic neidan to grow to the limits of his current cultivation.