The Darkstar Emperor’s words at the end made Jian Chen’s breathing come to a halt. Even his heart contracted rapidly before thumping away at an unprecedented rate.
“What promise?” Jian Chen immediately blurted out, filled with undisguisable joy and excitement.
In that moment, he could no longer care about the Darkstar Emperor realising how much he desired the essence blood of Grand Exalts, as he was unable to hide his excitement.
Ten droplets of a Grand Exalt’s essence blood was enough to remove the seal on the Primeval Divine Hall, allowing the Primeval Divine Hall to break free and freely soar through the world.
And, he had reached an agreement with the artifact spirit of the Primeval Divine Hall in the past. If he could free the Primeval Divine Hall, then the Primeval Divine Hall would accept him as its master, allowing him to control it.
That was a peak god artifact on the same level as the Anatta Tower, the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, and the twin swords. They were all treasures past Grand Primes owned. Their scarcity and preciousness went without saying.
Most importantly, the Primeval Divine Hall was an undamaged peak god artifact. It was unlike the Anatta Tower, the twin swords, and the Tower of Radiance from the Radiant Saint Hall, which had all sustained unimaginable damage and were unable to unleash their past might.
Once he obtained the Primeval Divine Hall, he could unleash the many uses of the divine hall effortlessly with the artifact spirit’s assistance.
Even though his current strength was nowhere near enough to unleash all the powers of the Primeval Divine Hall, even a hundredth of its powers could not be underestimated.
As a result, ten droplets of a Grand Exalt’s essence blood held far too great of a significance to Jian Chen.
“I need you to swear an oath that once you possess the ability to free our race, you must do everything you can to assist us in breaking free. And, if our race faces danger in the future, you must also do everything you can to help us survive.” The Darkstar Emperor’s gaze became extremely sharp as if he wanted to peer through Jian Chen’s eyes and see the depths of his mind. He said firmly, “There is no time limit to this oath. It’ll formally come into effect from the moment our race gives you the ten droplets of essence blood. From today onwards, as long as you are still alive, you’ll have to uphold this oath.”
“Are you really that confident in me? That certain that there will be a day when I grow to the point where I can assist your race?” Jian Chen’s eyes flickered. He had not become blinded by his interests. He was weighing the costs and benefits.
“To be able to reach such alarming heights at such a young age, your future achievements will definitely be immeasurable. As a result, I’m willing to place this gamble on you. Although this gamble comes with risks, you have been the only person worth going to great lengths to gamble on for our Darkstar race across all these years.” The Darkstar Emperor was stern. Clearly, he had experienced an intense internal conflict before he made this decision.
“Alright, I can promise you that. In the future, once I possess the ability to free your race, I will do everything I can to assist you in breaking free, and if your race faces danger in the future, I will do everything I can to help you survive. However, there needs to be a precondition, which is everything I do must be within my abilities. I’m not going to walk to my doom over ten droplets of essence blood,” said Jian Chen.
“Alright, that’s not a problem, but you must swear upon your own way of cultivation…”
Jian Chen and the Darkstar Emperor reached an agreement very soon. During this time, there had been hall masters and vice hall masters who objected, but the Darkstar Emperor refuted and forcefully suppressed them all.
In the Darkstar race, the Darkstar Emperor was a supreme existence. If he insisted on something, no one could stop him, even if he had already lost his body.
Afterwards, Jian Chen immediately swore a solemn oath on his own way of cultivation. “When will you give me the ten droplets of essence blood?”
“The Grand Exalt’s essence blood is stored in the sacrificial altar. If you want to retrieve the essence blood, you need to open the sacrificial altar again. Reopening the sacrificial altar requires the strength of the thirty-six major cities,” the Darkstar Emperor said slowly. He glanced deeply at Jian Chen before continuing, “Now, you’ve already annihilated twenty-five of the thirty-six major cities. The strength of the remaining eleven cities is untouched. However, these eleven cities alone are nowhere near enough to open the sacrificial altar.”
“Aside from the thirty-six major cities, our race does have many towns and villages of various sizes. We can mobilise people from the towns and villages and station them in the major cities, but the clansmen in the towns and villages are all weaker than those in the thirty-six major cities. They’re not up to standard.”
Jian Chen frowned. “In other words, you can’t retrieve the Grand Exalt’s essence blood?”
“We can retrieve it, but we need your assistance. We have high grade Godking grass. With our race’s abilities so far, we still can’t refine the high grade Godking grass into pills, but you outsiders can. If you refine the Godking grass into pills and provide them to our clan, we’ll be able to replenish the strength of the thirty-six cities quickly. Once the thirty-six cities have recovered, opening the sacrificial altar obviously won’t be a problem,” said the Darkstar Emperor.
“Then I need all the high grade Godking grass you have.” Jian Chen sighed inside. He had personally witnessed how the Darkstar race had opened the sacrificial altar, so he knew the Darkstar Emperor was telling the truth. The sacrificial altar did indeed require the strength of the thirty-six cities to be opened.
In the end, Jian Chen and the Darkstar Emperor agreed on a set of conditions and reached a compromise, bringing their battle to an end. After that, Jian Chen went to the capital city of the Darkstar race to collect the various resources.
At the same time, in the depths of the Two World Mountains, a figure carefully erased all of his presence, flying swiftly through the shrouded mountains and forests.
His clothes were tattered, and he was riddled in wounds and covered in blood. He was clearly quite injured.
The figure happened to be the scion who possessed great status within the Five Point sect, one of the peak sects on the Star Brilliance Plane, the Scion of Five Point!
Right now, the Scion of Five Point was crossing through the Two World Mountains!
Crossing the Two World Mountains was virtually an impossible challenge of life and death to all outsiders. Even for those who possessed exceptional battle prowess, crossing the Two World Mountains alone basically guaranteed death.
As for the Scion of Five Point, his battle prowess was not exactly exceptional, but by combining the Laws of Space and the Laws of Time, he could unleash various wonders. As a result, despite his unexceptional battle prowess, he possessed an extraordinary ability to stay alive within the Two World Mountains.
The Scion of Five Point’s face was already pale-white. His expression was haggard. He held supreme grade divine crystals in his hands, absorbing the energy in the divine crystals to recover as he hurried along.
The roars of beasts rang out from behind him. Many Life-devouring Beasts tailed behind him closely, basically all of them Godkings.
The Scion of Five Point refused to slow down at all. Even when he was already exhausted to the bone, all he could do was bite the tip of his tongue and gather his energy to flee at full speed.
His tongue had already been reduced to a bloody mess a long time ago from all the biting.
Finally, after who knew how long, the Scion of Five Point saw a transparent barrier up ahead, which immediately filled his eyes that had dimmed from exhaustion with joy. He was like a drowning person who had managed to grab a branch out of despair. His intense urge to survive instantly made him unleash his tremendous potential. He suddenly erupted with speed and dove head-first through the barrier.