The Bone of a Finger
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Jiang Chen and Big Yellow were very fast at their pace, in one day, they had already pa.s.sed through three big domains and arrived at the Pure Land in the Divine Continent. This land wasn’t as big as the other eight other domains, but this was the most precious land in the Divine Continent.
The energy in the Sky and on the Land on this land was ten times more exuberant than the Mysterious City. An abundance of energy can be found everywhere on this land. There was no deserted mountains in this area, every life on the mountains was living vibrantly, but this was also the place where the scariest and powerful race live. In addition, the Supreme Demon race also live here.
“This is an excellent environment for training.” Big Yellow couldn’t help praising this land.
“This is a place where countless of friars go to, but their survival in this area is hard to estimate, we have to keep our profile low, we will head to the Saint’s Cliff directly, we can’t afford to make any trouble here.”
Jiang Chen warned Big Yellow as this dog was always irrational, trying to offend people everywhere he went to. This place wasn’t comparable to the Liang Province, not even the Mysterious City, it would be worthless and only caused death if any friar here was offended slightly. Without any reliable backups, it was impossible to survive here.
“Roger that.” Big Yellow Dog said ignorantly, but he knew that Jiang Chen’s warning wasn’t causing him unnecessary anxiety. He was well aware that this was a place where a lot of great friars come to, they could not protect themselves if they fight with any of the people here.
Jiang Chen was very familiar with Saint’s Cliff and the Pure Land. During that year, every place here had his footprint and shadow. In addition, he had left an eternal fame, no one wasn’t frightened when they heard the name of ‘Jiang Chen’.
The sentimental values on this land caused Jiang Chen to sigh, he realised that he wasn’t the previous Greatest Saint like before when he made his first step on Pure Land.
They were rus.h.i.+ng to the Saint’s Cliff at maximum speed without talking. Their current speed allowed them to get to the Saint’s Cliff easily as if an effort of brewing a cup of tea.
The nearer they go to the Saint’s Cliff, the harder it was for Jiang Chen to calm himself down. He could feel the rustling of the sinister wind when they arrived within a hundred miles range of the area. This feeling wasn’t the same as the one he had before, this land was called the ‘Holy Land’.
As they approach nearer to the Saint’s Cliff, they were rather surprised, the sky above the Cliff was mingled with evil energy and black fog. It was hard to see the original shape of the Cliff. It was like what Big Yellow said, the Saint’s Cliff now had become a prohibited land, it was desolated and inhabited.
If there was an abandoned zone, that would be no doubt the Saint’s Cliff that was once prosperous.
“Kid, are you sure that you can find the treasure that will help you in training in this kind of place? If you want to find the treasures left by the Greatest Saint, I suggest you to give up. I heard that the Greatest Saint was killed by an immortal with minimum remains of himself left. There isn’t anything left here. Even if there was, a hundred years have pa.s.sed and who knows how many times this place was being searched for treasures. I am afraid that not even a hair of the Saint was left.” said Big Yellow.
“What do you know? Let’s go into the Saint’s Cliff and we will know, but the evil energy here was very intense, you have to be careful.” reminded Jiang Chen since even an ordinary friar would find it difficult to approach the place with this much evil energy.
“Don’t worry, I will not be frightened by the evil energy, even if I absorb these energy into my body, it is just tonics to me.” Big Yellow said confidently.
Jiang Chen made his first attempt to move forward. He jumped into the Saint’s Cliff from the air. Everything here was destroyed, it was beyond recognition. Perhaps it could be explained that during his war with the immortals here was destructive. Almost all of the whole Saint’s Cliff was being destroyed, creating a land of desolation. An intense evil energy was acc.u.mulated over the a hundred of years.
Big Yellow Dog didn’t hear it wrong. At the time the Greatest saint was defeated, nothing was left, nothing at all except… he hid something during his last breathe in the spatial s.h.i.+ft. There was something valuable inside of it. He was confident that no one could find it. Even a Great Saint who could destroy the entire Saint’s Cliff would still find nothing.
He originally did not want to do that, coming all the way here to retrieve his hidden treasure. He wanted to wait until his power reached a certain level before he return here. His spatial s.h.i.+ft was special. The spatial s.h.i.+ft was merging itself completely with the spatial s.h.i.+ft of the Divine Continent. Any ordinary friar would not be able to enter this zone. However, attempting to unlock the treasure that was left by the Greatest Saint would bring attention to formidable Great Saints of this land, as a result, attracting them to come here and creating a wave of aggression in the Divine Continent.
This trip costed Jiang Chen a long journey, he would not unlock the treasure in the spatial s.h.i.+ft directly. He had to use a different way that would not let anyone notice and obtain the treasure that he needed. That was the reason he brought Big Yellow with him, he was proficient in a vast array of holy book, he could help Jiang Chen a lot.
A layer of golden s.h.i.+eld appeared on the surface of Jiang Chen and Big Yellow bodies. The cold and evil energy disappeared instantly once they touch the s.h.i.+eld or being blocked by it. The blood and energy within their bodies were extraordinary. Any powerful evil energy wouldn’t even have the slightest effect on them.
Jiang Chen was leading the way towards the direction to the bottom of the Saint’s Cliff. He had built a firm spatial s.h.i.+ft which would always remain as it is. The zone was s.h.i.+elded by the spatial s.h.i.+ft of Saint of Realm reaching an overlapping effect. In order to obtain the treasure, they needed the location of the it in the spatial s.h.i.+ft.
Jiang Chen saw a ten feet tall giant boulder, it had already been corroded by the evil energy, a single touch would cause it to crack. This giant boulder was in fact the hill he slashed a hundred years ago, that was one of the evidence of his glory.
“What is this?” Big Yellow ’s eyes sparkled when he saw a seven-colored s.h.i.+eld.
“How could it possible that another layer of s.h.i.+eld was created?” Jiang Chen frowned.
“Let me try to break it.” After Big Yellow finished his sentence, he used his head to hit the s.h.i.+eld.
Big Yellow’s head was extremely hard, but this impulsive force reflected him away from the s.h.i.+eld. He stood up on his feet with difficulty, trying to shake his head off the dizziness, he was unable to explain the feeling he had.
“This s.h.i.+eld is definitely hard!”
Big Yellow was shocked, as well as Jiang Chen. He knew exactly how hard his friend’s head was. In this period of time, his friend had fought many battles, even if he wasn’t able to beat the opponent down with his head, his hard head never once felt dizzy.
“d.a.m.n! I don’t believe that I could not break even a s.h.i.+eld.” Big Yellow said with disappointment, he bit his teeth and the dragon horns on his head started to release some kind of radiance.
“Stop Big Yellow!”
Jiang Chen shouted immediately, he used Great Soul Derivation Technique, spirit of energy penetrated and transferred into the seven-colored s.h.i.+eld. He felt that this s.h.i.+eld was extraordinarily odd, it contained supreme energy, creating urges for people to pray for it. It wasn’t like the s.h.i.+eld that was found in this world, it had to come from the outside world.
“What did you sense?” asked Big Yellow curiously.
“If my guess is not wrong, this is the holy s.h.i.+eld. That time after the Greatest Saint broke the gate of the world of immortals, a holy s.h.i.+eld like this fell into the Saint’s Cliff, separating the Cliff and the real world. The situation inside was completely cut off. Even with the power of a Great Saint, they will never enter this cliff without going past this s.h.i.+eld, so it is totally pointless to break the s.h.i.+eld with force. Not only the s.h.i.+eld will not be broken if we do this, it will attract masters to this place.”
Jiang Chen was making a calculation on this holy s.h.i.+eld while his eyes frowned tightly. If he could not pa.s.s through this barrier, his plan would go in vain. If he could not use his spatial s.h.i.+ft to retrieve the treasure, he wasn’t going to get it. Without the treasure, he would not be able to improve his power level. His trip to this place would be totally a waste.
“If we can’t go in there, we will have to search outside of it, see whether we can find the treasure, this will depend on our luck. However, I think everything that was good here had already been taken away.” said Big Yellow.
“This is the only possible way.” Jiang Chen shook his head. He knew clearly in his heart that nothing can be found here, not even a hair.
During their frustration, a human and a dog were searching for their rewards everywhere around them. After they had searched for ten minutes, Big Yellow’s eyes sparkled, “I could feel a treasure.”
“Where is it?”
Jiang Chen’s eyes brightened immediately. When Big Yellow could sense a treasure, it wasn’t an ordinary item. After his voice dropped, he saw Big Yellow sped towards a specific direction. Jiang Chen quickly followed him. Very quickly, they came to the front of a big boulder. This boulder was only one feet tall standing upright, it had the shape of a finger as if it was inserted into the land. By just seeing from outside, this boulder was no different than the others, it was also corroded by evil energy.
Seeing this rock, Jiang Chen felt an inexplicable sense of familiarity. His spirit was also shaken, sending a jolt down his spine, as if there was something related to his blood. Even without the reminder of Big Yellow, he could already sense the existence of the treasure hidden in this rock.
“The treasure is just inside this boulder, I have to break it.” The moment just after Big Yellow finished his sentence, Jiang Chen’s fist had already smashed into the boulder, cracking the surface of it. At this time, a s.h.i.+ning radiance rushed out of the narrow openings. As the pieces of the rocks were crumbling, a very s.h.i.+ny radiance flashed out in an instant, all of the evil energy surrounding that area was expelled immediately.
That was a piece of bone, a human bone from the finger of a person. The surface of the bone was s.h.i.+ning with bright light, releasing golden beams of strong energy. After a hundred years, a bone was left and hidden in a perfect way. This was a miracle, judging by the force unleashed by this bone, the owner of it had to be the Greatest Saint. It was, in fact, the bone of the Greatest Saint. This treasure was extremely rare!