Chapter 271: Returning to Huang Village
Jian Chen continued to open up the remaining boxes only to never see another monster core. That was because within every single box after that, only the components of the cannons could be found in every shape and size. However, only two of the four meter long barrels could be found. From this, Jian Chen could deduce that only two cannons could be assembled from this.
However, the discovery of these two Advanced Tier Cannons had made Jian Chen extremely happy. The one worrying thing was that he had no idea how to assemble the Magical Crystal Cannons, or what part did what. To him, all these parts may as well have been scrap iron.
“Forget it, it’s best not to worry about this for now. I’ll wait for a time when I can learn how to assemble the cannons.” Jian Chen muttered to himself. After that, he collected all of the pieces within the boxes and stored them within his Space Ring. Then, he mounted his Class 2 Magical Beast and rode away from this place, leaving behind the soldiers who had died to the poison of the Silver Striped Golden Snake.
Despite the venom of the fang not yet being at its most potent state, it was still a poison that was highly fatal and thus was extremely dangerous. In such a short amount of time, these soldiers had all been killed without a single survivor besides the commander who had run away.
Jian Chen rode the magical beast at a rapid pace for half a day before a small forest could be seen five hundred kilometers away from where he had killed the soldiers. Finally stopping at the forest, Jian Chen began to control the Radiant Saint Force to heal himself.
Jian Chen’s innate spirit was quite formidable. His mastery of the Radiant Saint Force was at least two ranks higher than the previous Radiant Saint Master in Wake City. In just a mere two hours, he was back to full health.
Afterward, Jian Chen found a stream and leaped into it to wash himself.
“I didn’t think that one of them would manage to escape. Since he was a wind attribute Earth Saint Master, there’s nothing I could do if he wanted to escape since my speed is much slower than his.” Jian Chen muttered to himself in the river water.
“It’s a good thing I didn’t reveal my identity. In the case that the commander spreads the news, then my identity in Wake City would immediately be found out. In that case, the Flame Mercenaries would be completely exterminated.” At that thought, there was a small sense of fear, but his identity had been kept a secret, so he could rejoice to himself.
After changing his clothes for a clean pair, Jian Chen took the five Space Rings from under the tree nearby and began to inspect the items within. One of the five Space Rings was from the patriarch of the Xia clan while the other four were from the recently deceased commanders.
The patriarch of the Xia clan had a pile of purple coins that numbered over a thousand. There were several other piles of assortments of varying value hidden within. Furthermore, there were a hundred Class 4 Monster Cores, several hundred Class 3 Monster Cores, and an incomparably large amount of Class 2 Monster Cores.
All of a sudden, when Jian Chen saw one of the contents within the Space Ring, his heart skipped a beat. Taking out the item from the Space Ring, Jian Chen looked at the simple looking book right in front of him. The pages of the book were quite thick and were even starting to yellow. Some tears and rips from the passage of time could be seen on them.
The two words were written on the cover of the simple looking back. As Jian Chen slowly flipped through the pages of the book, an excited look grew on his face. Unfortunately, the battle skill recorded within this manual was only that of a Human Tier Battle Skill. Furthermore, this was something that only water attributed Saint Force cultivators could use.
“Forget it, this isn’t all that strong. In the case that the Flame Mercenaries grow stronger, then this battle skill can be a reward of some sort.” Jian Chen sighed.
Looking into the next Space Ring, a large pile of bright monster cores greeted his eyes. Jian Chen had a great big smile on his face as he realized that there were over a thousand Class 4 Monster Cores in this Space Ring.
“With so many Class 4 Monster Cores, this must be another energy supply for the Magical Crystal Cannons.” Jian Chen muttered with his heart pounding. The profit he had earned today was extremely large.
Opening up the third Space Ring, Jian Chen discovered that it was filled with Class 4 Monster Cores. Aside from that, both of the Space Rings had a Purple Card along with some other daily life items.
When Jian Chen opened up the last Space Ring, he saw a small fist sized monster core laying in the space within. This monster core, was a Class 5 Monster Core.
Jian Chen’s body went rigid as he looked at this monster core with joy. He understood that a Class 5 Monster Core was a precious treasure that the patriarch of the Xia clan and the Tianhua Sect wouldn’t hesitate to travel thousands of miles to purchase. With there being around a hundred Class 5 Monster Cores, Jian Chen couldn’t believe his eyes almost.
The profit he had gained today was truly massive.
Jian Chen immediately began to count the amount of Class 5 Monster Cores. By the time he had finished counting them all, his heart had nearly leaped out of his throat; in total, there were around 232 Class 5 Monster Cores.
Jian Chen tried to quell his trembling body. If one had all these Class 5 Monster Cores, then they would be able to power up the Advanced Tier Cannons and shoot them. With this amount of Class 5 Monster Cores, it was even possible to shoot two hundred times and completely level a First Class City.
After half a day, Jian Chen had finally began to calm down as he collected the rest of the spoils before continuing on the road on his mount.
A day later, Jian Chen had stopped right in front of the entrance to the mountains. Abandoning his mount, Jian Chen proceeded into the mountains on foot.
This mountain range was rather ordinary looking, but the World Essence was withering slightly, causing only wild beasts to be born. Occasionally, there would be a Class 1 or Class 2 Magical Beast, but nothing higher.
The dense foliage covered the surrounding area along with the treetops whose branches and leaves obscured the sky above so that even the mountains themselves were hidden.
This mountain range didn’t have the malicious atmosphere like the Magical Beast Mountain Range. With Jian Chen’s memory of the area, he quickly made his way back to Huang Village where he had left roughly a month ago.
Jian Chen swept across the sight of Huang Village with excitement. When Rosco had seen him, he immediately gathered everyone in the village to celebrate. That night, the entire Huang Village gathered to celebrate Jian Chen’s successful return.
The injuries on Ming Dong’s body had finished healing half a month ago. Thankfully, he had remained behind in Huang Village and continued to cultivate to improve his strength diligently. Occasionally, he would follow some of the other men from the village to go hunting. With his Saint master strength, he was easily able to kill some wild beasts. With him living within Huang Village, the entire village was able to eat more often and more luxuriously.
Thus, Ming Dong quickly rose to a popular status within the village. Not a single person in Huang Village didn’t respect and admire his strength.