Chapter 1340 – The Attribution of the Inheritance
“It worked?” Above the altar, Mu Chen’s face was full of surprise as he looked at the Demon Slayer Token in his hand. The three golden glowing words, “Demon Slayer King,” were emitting an aura of majesty.
This result was certainly beyond his expectation. After all, he had a spark of inspiration not long ago to try out such a tricky method. He never would have imagined that it would actually work!
“Ha ha, the Upper Earthly Sovereign’s Demon Slayer King!” Beside Mu Chen, the will of Ancestor Budur emerged. A deep smile couldn’t help but spread across his well-aged face as he looked at the gold token in Mu Chen’s hand.
The Great Thousand Palace had existed since the ancient times, which is how Ancestor Budur recognized the grand status of the Demon Slayer King in the Great Thousand Palace. It was safe to say that every Demon Slayer King in the Great Thousand Palace held a decisive reputation in the Great Thousand World, for even with a stomp of their feet they could easily shake the entire world!
Yet, the fact that a Demon Slayer King, who only had the power of an Upper Earthly Sovereign, had suddenly showed up at this moment was simply the most bizarre thing that had ever happened!
“From today onward, the Great Thousand Palace will have the weakest Demon Slayer King in history,” Ancestor Budur said with a joking smile.
Mu Chen’s face was also filled with disbelief. Although he even thought that the incident was a little bizarre, it was the encouragement from Pagoda Ancestor that made him do it.
Hence, he petulantly looked at Ancestor Budur and kept the Demon Slayer Token. He then turned his attention to the Demonic Sealing Scroll, only to find that the Demonic Shadow of the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor had shrunk to its smallest size, as if it was going to diminish at any moment.
All of a sudden, there was a subtle shattering sound, and the Demonic Shadow began to narrow. At the same time, the aura that Mu Chen had once feared also began to dissipate. It was at this moment that Mu Chen knew that the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor had finally fallen.
Although the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor had fallen, the Demonic Shadow kept vibrating, and a low-pitched roar could be vaguely heard, “Let me out of here!”
“That was the voice of Shi Tianyou!” Mu Chen’s brows raised slightly as he recognized the voice. It seemed that, just as the remains of the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor began to shatter, Shi Tianyou had once again taken control of his body!
“How are you going to handle this?” Ancestor Budur casually asked as he looked at Mu Chen.
“Eliminate him,” Mu Chen said with absolute certainty.
The fact that Shi Tianyou was one of the Extraterritorial Race and was willing to utilize its merciless means meant that he should not be spared, especially since he had already been caught.
“Alright then, just kill him,” Ancestor Budur said with a plain tone, as if he was only dealing with an ant. Of course, it was obvious that the strength of Shi Tianyou was no better than an ant to begin with in his eyes.
As Shi Tianyou could listen to their conversation from within the Demon Sealing Figure, he immediately began to struggle, yet failed to untangle himself from the bondage of the Demon Sealing Figure. After needlessly struggling for a while, ha had no choice but to stop trying.
At this moment, a voice filled with grievance came out from the figure, “Mu Chen, if you dare kill me at this moment, the Corpse Devil Clan will definitely seek revenge!”
When Mu Chen heard these words, he sneered. The Great Thousand World and the Extraterritorial Race were hostile to each other to begin with. Hence, the people of the Corpse Devil Clan would likely come after him regardless of the presence of Shi Tianyou.
“I’ll be in the Great Thousand World, waiting for the Corpse Devil Clan to come for its revenge,” Mu Chen said with a smug smile.
While Shi Tianyou still tried to threaten Mu Chen, Ancestor Budur immediately swooped down his hand upon the figure. Immediately, the figure of Shi Tianyou on the Demon Sealing figure was completely wiped clean. Without even being able to let out one last scream, Shi Tianyou disappeared from the world.
As Shi Tianyou disappeared, a faint blackish gas emerged from the Demon Sealing Figure and lingered around Mu Chen’s body. Mu Chen was slightly shocked by this, so he brought up his spiritual energy, trying to resist the blackish gas. However, the blackish gas quickly dissipated the moment it made contact with Mu Chen’s body.
“Master, what is going on here?” When Mu Chen saw how his body remained unchanged, he furrowed his brows and asked.
Ancestor Budur casually smiled and said, “This is a kind of gas that is released by corpses. The gas is harmless, but it can be easily detected by the Corpse Devil Clan. This is signal that scum has left, hoping that the Corpse Devil Clan will see it and come to seek revenge for him.”
It was only then that Mu Chen let out a sigh of relief. The Corpse Devil Clan may be formidable, but there was no reason for him to be afraid. This was because the moment any of the Corpse Devil Clan’s top powers dared to show up in the Great Thousand World, Heavenly Sovereigns from all over the world would rush in to take them down. As such, he refused to believe that a mere Corpse Devil Clan member would be brave enough to invade the Great Thousand World.
“Is it removable?” Although Mu Chen was not afraid, he still asked out of caution.
Ancestor Budur shook his head and said, “The corpse gas was formed by that scum by burning his life source spirit. I could easily remove this gas, provided that I am still alive. However, it would be quite troublesome given the current situation.”
Mu Chen shrugged his shoulders as he heard his words, deciding to toss the matter aside for the time being. He then stared at the Demon Sealing Figure and asked with a worried tone, “I presume that the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor is completely dead?”
After all, the lives of these Heaven Demon Emperors were so hardy, one had to make sure they had been extinguished completely.
Ancestor Budur nodded and said, “His current status is nothing but a slice of his remaining soul, which can be easily eliminated with the help of the Celestial Emperor Sword.”
As he spoke, he lifted his hand and the Celestial Emperor Sword flew toward it like a flowing light before finally landing in his palm. Ancestor Budur immediately returned the Celestial Emperor Sword to Mu Chen.
He then said, “The Celestial Emperor Sword was considered a peerless divine class holy object during its peak. Unfortunately, its power has now been fully drained, and as it has lasted through the erosion of time and wars, I’m afraid that even if it has time to recover in the near future, it would have degraded to the god class.”
A sense of regret could be heard in his voice as he spoke. After all, any holy object of the divine class would be considered extremely rare, even for a Divine Heavenly Sovereign. The Demon Sealing Mirror in his hand was no different, as it was merely a god class holy object as well.
Mu Chen nodded as he accepted the Celestial Emperor Sword. The current Celestial Emperor Sword had completely dimmed and looked dull. The surface of the ancient sword looked as if it had been covered with dust that could not be wiped away.
Mu Chen was aware that the reason for this was because the Celestial Emperor Sword’s power had been completely drained, and unless he reached the level of a Heavenly Sovereign, the Celestial Emperor Sword would never again be able to unleash its once formidable power.
“Don’t worry, I will make sure that you will shine once again,” Mu Chen cooed as he gently stroked the sword.
The Celestial Emperor Sword vibrated a little, as if it was emitting the moans of an ancient sword. Mu Chen held onto the Celestial Emperor Sword as he looked around.
The members of the Extraterritorial Race in the surrounding area of the altar were retreating, while the top powers of the Great Thousand World were in hot pursuit of them. However, not far from the altar, there were still quite a number of figures hovering in the air, and their lines of sight were all focused in the direction of the altar.
Two of the nearest ones were obviously Xuan Luo and Mo Xin. It was evident that they were not happy about Mu Chen’s receiving the inheritance of the Eight Budur from Ancestor Budur.
“Master, can it be considered that I have completed my mission this time?” Naturally, Mu Chen was aware of the sinister intentions of these two men, so he did not wish to drag this out any longer. So, he directly asked the will of Ancestor Budur in order to retrieve the Eight Budur as soon as possible.
The will of Ancestor Budur smiled and nodded. Initially, he had wanted only to trap the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor with Mu Chen’s help. But, Mu Chen was able actually go one step further and completely wipe out the remaining soul of the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor. Hence, the mission could only be considered a complete success!
“Then, what kind of reward do you plan on giving me?” Mu Chen did not try to cover up his intention as he asked in a very straightforward manner.
Ancestor Budur was slightly startled by Mu Chen’s straightforward question. Soon after he collected himself, he said with a tone that was somewhere between laughter and tears, “What a utilitarian kid you are!”
Mu Chen replied with a faint smile. “I am a lone wolf. All of the opportunities I got were earned by me, unlike some people, who have all kinds of backers and can easily get what they want with ease.”
The expression on Ancestor Budur’s face slightly calmed. He naturally understood the meaning behind Mu Chen’s words. It was obvious that the grudge between him and the Budur Clan ran pretty deep.
At this moment, the figures of Xuan Luo and Mo Xin suddenly glided towards them from afar and landed on the altar. “Greetings from your humble descendants!”
The two saluted respectfully and both looked extremely humble. Ancestor Budur also nodded in their direction.
Xuan Luo glared at Mu Chen. Then, cupping his fist in one hand, he said to Ancestor Budur, “Ancestor, we were tasked with a great responsibility, which is to return the Eight Budur that you created to the clan. We hope that you will think of the inheritance of our clan and hand it over to us. If so, we and our descendants shall never forget your contribution!”
“Yes, ancestor, as your legacy was lost for thousands of years and was an irreparable loss to our clan, I’m sure that you would definitely hope for your legacy to be inherited within the clan for generations to come, right?” Mo Xin, who was at the side, asked the question with respect.
Mu Chen’s face may have seemed calm at the moment, but a glimpse of murderous intention could be seen in the depth of his pupils. These two fellows were trying to rob his reward right out from under him, and this clearly angered him! Murderous thoughts began to run through his mind…
These b*stards fled faster than dogs back when they faced the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor, as well as during the showdown with Shi Tianyou! Yet, they dare to try to rob my things once these dangers are gone!
Ancestor Budur looked at Xuan Luo and Mo Xin, then slowly said, “I once said that I would send whoever assisted me in taking down the Blood Ghoulized Heaven Demon Emperor a grand gift as a reward, and Mu Chen has managed to do just that…”
Xuan Luo and Mo Xin grew anxious, and Mo Xin quickly said, “Ancestor, Mu Chen is a sinner and is quite distanced from the clan. He would become more powerful than ever if he gets his hands on the Eight Budur. Then, if he ever feels dissatisfied with the clan, I’m afraid that he will use your peerless supernatural power to bring calamity upon your very own clan!”
Ancestor Budur furrowed his brows and kept silent upon hearing this argument. A sense of joy could be vaguely seen from the depths of Xuan Luo and Mo Xin’s eyes upon realizing that these words were having the desired impact.
Ancestor Budur looked at Mu Chen, who seemed to be emotionless. A while later, he said, “Mu Chen, I wish to know something…”
“Ask away, master.” Mu Chen gazed at him expectantly.
Ancestor Budur sighed faintly and said, “If you, by any chance, have a conflict with the Budur Clan in the near future, what will you do?”
Mu Chen remained silent. Obviously, the clear answer at this moment was to deny that he would ever have a conflict, yet he couldn’t say that out loud.
This was because he was destined to have a conflict with the Budur Clan due to his mother. Also, a forced denial would never get past Ancestor Budur’s sharp eyes.
Mu Chen raised his head, stared right into Ancestor Budur’s eyes, then spoke slowly and decisively, “No matter what, I will follow my heart.”
No matter what relationship he would share with the Budur Clan in the near future, he knew that he would never drag the innocents down with him, and he would never be over-cautious either. As such, everything would be in accordance with his heart.
Hearing his words, Xuan Luo and Mo Xin could not prevent looks of joy was spreading across their faces. They couldn’t believe that Mu Chen was actually dumb enough to not deny the claim! They then raised their heads and could clearly see that the Pagode Ancestor had his eyes locked on Mu Chen.
What was more shocking was that Mu Chen was staring back at him fearlessly. As the two stared at each other for a moment, Xuan Luo and Mo Xin were horrified to see that a satisfied smile emerged on Ancestor Budur’s face.
“Follow your heart… Good. The heart of one who would stand up to fight against evil in the darkest hour is the one I will trust!” Ancestor Budur said as he patted Mu Chen’s shoulder with his palm. “From now on, you are the inheritor of the Eight Budur!”
Hearing this, Xuan Luo’s and Mo Xin’s faces became extremely pale in an instant.