Volume 1 –
Chapter 964 – Four Quotas
“Divine Beast Origin?”
When Mu Chen heard that unfamiliar term, his heart slightly trembled. Clearly, he did not have any impression about it, so he did not understand why there would be such a change of expression on Nine Nether’s face.
When Liu Qing saw the puzzlement on Mu Chen’s face, he explained, “Since the primordial times, the Great Thousand World once had a supercontinent, known as the Divine Beast Continent. At that time, the majority of the Spiritual Beast and Divine Beast Clans in the Great Thousand World all lives on that continent.”
“But when the Fiend Clans invaded the Great Thousand World, they had also invaded the Divine Beast Continent. At that time, an extremely terrifying battle broke out. Under that annihilation war, the Divine Beast Continent was broken up and separated. But even so, a continent that was split off was still a supercontinent in the Great Thousand World.”
As he heard this, Mu Chen couldn’t help taking in a deep, chilled breath. Even after splitting apart, it could still become a supercontinent in the Great Thousand World? It’s hard to believe how massive the Divine Beast Continent in the primordial times was.
“It’s said that in the primordial times, the Divine Beast Continent was so vast that even if a Sovereign Realm expert was to fly at full speed for ten-odd years, they might not even be able to fly out.” Liu Qing knew what Mu Chen was thinking, so he said with a smile.
The corner of Mu Chen’s lips twitched. He was a little shocked to the point that he was speechless.
“And the Divine Beast Origin was the special grounds where many powerful Divine Beasts resided in within the Divine Beast Continent back then, with many of them being super Divine Beasts as well. At that time, the fighting power contained in those grounds was about 30% of the entire Divine Beast Continent…”
Mu Chen inwardly smacked his lips. The Divine Beast Origin could actually become the residing place of many powerful Divine Beasts. Thus, one could see how many terrifying existences were there.
“In that Tribulation War, even the Fiend Clans had sensed how powerful the Divine Beast Origin was. In the end, ten-odd Monarchs of the Fiend Clans joined hands and forcefully shattered the Divine Beast Origin while they were caught off-guard. At the same time, they had used a black hole space to devour it; thus, causing the Divine Beast Continent to be in a series of defeats in the battle thereafter and innumerable Divine Beasts fell…”
“After that war, some powerful figures made their move and found the Divine Beast Origin, which had been devoured by the black hole space. They caused the Divine Beast Origin to appear after some time and all the Spiritual Beast Clans can enter the Divine Beast Origin to seek opportunities.”
As Liu Qing spoke, his gaze had turned heated as he licked his lips, “Many seniors have fallen in the Divine Beast Origin. It is said that even the Primordial Undying Bird had died in that place. If we could obtain the Divine Blood of the Primordial Undying Bird, we will be able to perfect the bloodline of Her Highness Nine Nether. At that time, the chances of her evolving into the Primordial Undying Bird will increase as well.”
Mu Chen’s heart trembled and he understood why the Nine Netherbird Clan viewed the Divine Beast Origin so greatly. If that was the case, then this Divine Beast Origin was basically a treasure land for any of the Spiritual Beast Clans.
“The frequency of the Divine Beast Origin’s appearance is hard to grasp. It only shows some signs before it is about to appear. Every single time the Divine Beast Origin appears, it will cause a huge tremble amongst the Spiritual Beast Clans.”
Mu Chen nodded his head as well. There were so many people that died in the Divine Beast Origin, as long as they could obtain some of the Divine Blood, then it would greatly benefit any Spiritual and Divine Beast.
Nine Nether gradually recovered from the side and stared at Elder Tianque, before she doubtfully asked, “Then, how is Mu Chen related to the appearance of the Divine Beast Origin?”
“Although there are rumours that the Primordial Undying Bird has died in the Divine Beast Origin, they’re only rumours and no one can verify it. At the same time, the Primordial Undying Bird also belongs to the bloodline of the Phoenix Clan. Since Mu Chen possesses a trace of the True Phoenix pressure, he might be able to find the Primordial Undying Bird if he enters the Divine Beast Origin…”
“Furthermore, every time the Divine Beast Origin appears, it will attract many geniuses of the Spiritual Beast Clans. There are many Spiritual Beast Clans that has had their eyes on the Undying Bird’s Divine Blood as well. For example the Spiritual Roc Clan, Sky Crane Clan, Dragon Bird Clan, Lightning Crow Clan, etc… All of them have bad relations with our Nine Netherbird Clan, so if we encounter them, it’s hard to avoid a battle.”
“Furthermore, if the Undying Bird’s Divine Blood appears, not only those Spiritual Beast Clans, even the Phoenix Clans will make their move.”
As he spoke, Elder Tianque looked at Mu Chen. “If you can help Nine Nether obtain the Undying Bird’s Divine Blood, then there won’t be anyone that will have an opinion about you in our clan.”
When Nine Nether heard his words, her face turned a little ugly. Although Elder Tianque said it lightly, she knew how serious this matter was. Those entering the Divine Beast Origin were geniuses of the various Spiritual Beast Clans with powerful strengths. Not to mention there’s still the Phoenix Clan, so even she wasn’t confident about it, not to mention about Mu Chen.
Mu Chen looked at Nine Nether, whose face was slightly unsightly, and smiled. “If I can help Nine Nether, then I will definitely do my best.”
From Nine Nether’s face, he could tell how harsh the condition offered by Elder Tianque was, but he did not reject it. That’s because he did not have much of a choice and he truly wanted to help Nine Nether. After all these years, ever since he walked out of the Northern Spiritual Realm to the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy and to the Northern Region, he received a huge amount of help from Nine Nether. So right now, perhaps it’s time for him to repay her.
Although he did not know if he could really offer any help, he still needed to show the attitude. Otherwise, it would chill the hearts of others.
Elder Tianque was somewhat unexpected by Mu Chen’s straightforward answer. He looked at Mu Chen with a much more gentle gaze as he smiled. “Don’t agree so quickly. It’s only a suggestion. We still need to discuss this amongst the clan before any decision can be made…”
“Our Nine Netherbird Clan can have four people enter the Divine Beast Origin and we have already confirmed three quotas. Nine Nether is amongst the three and the last is still in discussion in the clan.”
As Elder Tianque spoke, he looked at Mu Chen. “This old man will only report your matters towards the clan. It’ll depend on yourself, whether you can obtain the last quota.”
“Me?” Mu Chen was stunned.
“Right now, in the clan, there are two people qualified to fight for the fourth quota. The two of them are geniuses in my Nine Netherbird Clan. Although they have cultivated longer than you, according to the age of my Nine Netherbird Clan, they can be considered as part of the younger generations. So if things go as expected, the last quota will fall onto one of them. If you want to obtain that quota, then you will have to be stronger than them.” Elder Tianque said.
“What’s the strength of them both?” Mu Chen asked seriously.
“Liu Qing is inferior to the two of them.” Elder Tianque calmly said.
Mu Chen instantly contracted his pupils with shock in his heart. Clearly, he never expected the foundation of the Nine Netherbird Clan to be so powerful to the point that even someone like Liu Qing couldn’t be ranked within the top 3.
With Mu Chen’s current strength, and without relying on the power of Battle Will, he could only fight Liu Qing on equal terms, at best. Which would mean that even if he did his very best, his chances of beating the two geniuses weren’t high.
Furthermore, even if he was fortunate enough to obtain that last quota, he would have even stronger opponents after entering the Divine Beast Origin and every single one of his opponents would be very powerful.
When Elder Tianque saw Mu Chen’s expression turning grave, he lightly smiled. “With your current strength, your chances of obtaining the fourth quota isn’t high.”
Mu Chen did not refute his words.
“But there are two months time before the Divine Beast Origin appears. If you really want to try, I can help you drag the quota confirmation time for another two months.” Elder Tianque lifted his eyelids as he swept a glance at Mu Chen, “But if you’re not confident, then you can drop this matter. At that time, your Bloodlink Bond with Nine Nether can only be decided by the Elders in the clan.”
When Mu Chen heard his words, he remained in silent.
“Consider this matter carefully and if you have a decision. I believe the Great Havenlaw Ruler can send you to the Nine Netherbird Clan…”
When Elder Tianque saw Mu Chen going silent and did not give a reply, he waved his hand, then turned around and his aged voice resounded, “This old man will wait for your answer in the clan.”
“Your Highness Nine Nether, let’s go.” Liu Qing looked at Nine Nether.
Nine Nether clenched her fist and looked at Mu Chen, before her rosy lips slightly parted. Although she did not say a word, Mu Chen knew what she wanted to say.
“Don’t come, leave the Great Havenlaw Domain!”
Liu Qing and Nine Nether had turned into two streaks of light as they flew out, swiftly following Elder Tianque.
When Mu Chen saw their departing silhouettes, he had uncontrollably clenched his fists. When Nine Nether left, she had told him to leave the Great Havenlaw Domain. Clearly, she wanted him to avoid the Nine Netherbird Clan and perhaps this might be the right way. Wait till he grew to the point that even the Nine Netherbird Clan could no longer underestimate him, and they wouldn’t dare to speak about the Bloodlink Bond anymore.
However, if Mu Chen really did that, Nine Nether would definitely suffer the criticism in the clan. Even if she wasn’t bothered about it, Mu Chen definitely couldn’t let that happen.
So it’s absolutely impossible for him to leave.
Furthermore, no matter how powerful the geniuses of the Nine Netherbird Clan were, they weren’t qualified for Mu Chen to be fearful to that degree. Otherwise, wouldn’t all his past life-and-death experiences have been in vain?
As he thought about it, a sharpness swiftly gathered in Mu Chen’s eyes.
Standing by his side, Mandala looked at Mu Chen. “What’s your intention?”
The three Emperors looked at Mu Chen as well.
Mu Chen gradually loosened his hand and a sharpness flickered on his handsome face as he lightly nodded his head. “Two months from now, let’s head to the Nine Netherbird Clan.”
Although he spoke in a soft voice, it was filled with resolution.