Chapter 1988: Houston’s Disaster
As for tailing the spatial battleship along the way and killing Jian Chen after he disembarked, that was even more impossible.
This was because once the spatial battleship reached outer space and set off, even Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Primes would not be able to follow it. Probably only Chaotic Primes could match its speed.
After all, it was a form of transportation between the forty-nine great planes and the eighty-one great planets of the Saints’ World. Naturally, it would have to move extremely quickly.
Outside the spatial battleship, Huai An stared at Jian Chen, who had disappeared into the cabin door, with a sunken face. He greatly resented the red-robed old man who had stopped him.
If it were not for this old man who had interfered time and time again, Jian Chen would already be in his hands.
Unfortunately, despite also being an Infinite Prime, he was not as powerful as the red-robed old man, so he could only bury the hatred in his heart.
“Huai An, leave the imperial capital,” said the red-robed old man. His indifferent voice possessed a certain coldness.
The Empyrean Demon Cult was an existence many organisations on the Cloud Plane found repulsive. If it were not for the mysterious and terrifying great elder, the Empyrean Demon Cult definitely would not still exist after what it had done throughout the years.
Only now did Huai An draw his right hand back. His entire hand had vanished already.
However, he paid no attention to the injuries of his arm. He stared at the red-robed old man emotionlessly and snorted coldly before directly leaving.
He had already lost his chance to kill Jian Chen.
Now, in the cabin, Jian Chen gradually recovered from the bellow that had stunned his soul. Afterwards, under master Chanlong’s lead, they made their way through the spatial battleship before stopping in an extremely large cabin.
The cabin was clearly at the bottom of the spatial battleship. Several hundred cushion-sized pedestals were set up neatly there, and quite a few people were scattered across them.
Under master Chanlong’s lead, Jian Chen and Kai Ya sat down on the pedestals as well.
“What is this place?” Jian Chen looked around. He was in doubt.
Master Chanlong sat on a pedestal beside Jian Chen. He said to Jian Chen and Kai Ya secretly, “Spatial battleships are extremely well-known vehicles for transportation in the Saints’ World. They are for journeys between planes.”
“Although there are teleportation formations across planes in the Saints’ World, they’re extremely expensive to use. Even some Primordial realm experts can’t afford to use them. As for spatial battleships, they are much cheaper than the teleportation formations such that even a few Deities can afford to use them. The only downside is that they are much slower compared to teleportation formations.”
“Teleportation formations can traverse the distance between planes in an extremely short amount of time, no matter how far apart they are. However, spatial battleships need years, decades, or even centuries to reach their destination.”
Clearly, master Chanlong understood spatial battleships extremely well. He explained them to Jian Chen and Kai Ya.
Jian Chen knew that he was about to leave the Cloud Plane on the spatial battleship. He completely fell silent as the matter weighed on his heart. His face was filled with worry.
Everything had happened just too suddenly. He was not prepared. In particular, he was worried about the Tian Yuan clan.
This was because Rui Jin, Hong Lian, Hei Yu, Nubis, Sacredfeather, and so on, the people who had come up from the Tian Yuan Continent with him, all remained in the Tian Yuan clan.
“Now, I can only hope that the divine king can protect the Tian Yuan clan,” Jian Chen thought. He was filled with bitterness. He had never thought that as a mighty vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult and a powerful Primordial realm expert, Huai An would actually come personally to kill a mere Overgod like him.
He was indeed helpless against the pursuit of a Primordial realm expert with his current strength. Even fleeing was wishful thinking. If experts from the Blood Sun Empire had not stopped Huai An, he would fail to even board this spatial battleship.
“I really had no choice with leaving this time. Huai An, I will return,” Jian Chen clasped his hands as his eyes shone with determination.
Back on the Cloud Plane, not only was the central region the centre of the vast place, but it was also the most prosperous region of the Cloud Plane. Most of the organisations who stood at the peak of the Cloud Plane were located here.
Moreover, the only everlasting empire of the entire Cloud Plane was located here as well.
Right now, in the remote wilderness of the central region, Houston currently fled in a disheveled shape in his blood-red robes. He was covered in wounds right now, and every single one of them was vicious, where blood constantly poured out. He faced the merciless pursuit of over a dozen Godkings.
Behind him, the Godkings looked at Houston with burning desire. They pursued him as they fought against the Godkings around them.
All of them wanted to approach Houston first, but none of them wanted someone else to be faster than them. Once they made it to the front, they would be faced with the merciless attacks of people beside or behind them.
As a result, even though more than a dozen Godkings were chasing an Overgod, they were unable to catch up to him due to the interference from the people around them.
“The god artifact is mine!”
“All of you piss off! Whoever gets in this king’s way, this king will pay you a visit once this matter has concluded!”
The Godkings all bellowed out furiously. Many of their eyes were bloodshot. Houston’s god artifact made their hearts beat heavily as blood surged through their bodies.
God artifacts were items that even many Primordial realm experts did not possess. It tempted them greatly.
Ahead, Houston constantly coughed up blood. After arriving in the central region, he originally wanted to find a remote location for cultivation. However, he had never thought he would come across a powerful beast in the wilderness, forcing him to use the Empyrean Demon Orb against it.
It was also at this time that a passing Godking discovered the Empyrean Demon Orb and became interested in it, forcing Houston to reveal the secret that he possessed a god artifact on him.
Houston was not the opponent of a Godking at all. If it were not for the Empyrean Demon Orb, he probably would not even have been able to escape.
As a result, he used the Empyrean Demon Orb to flee.
He was forced to use the Empyrean Demon Orb against the pursuit of a Godking, or he would have ended up in his hands much earlier on.
As a result, he was unable to store the Empyrean Demon Cult away and keep it hidden. This also resulted in the special presence of a god artifact that the Empyrean Demon Cult possessed to draw over even more Godkings, which increased from the initial one to over a dozen now.