Chaotic Sword God Chapter 2348Chapter 2348: The Grand Exalt’s Descendent (Three)
The lord of the Scorching Sun Peak, Gongsun Zhi, seemed to become crazy. He used a secret technique to burn his life force, unleashing as much of the power of his god artifact as he could to attack Jian Chen. He tried to stop him from taking the legacy.
He already believed that the Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint was his. Whatever Jian Chen took from the imprint, it would mean him losing that part of the legacy.
At this moment, Jian Chen absorbed the contents of the imprint as quickly as he could. The Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint struggled more and more. If this continued, it would break free from him before long.
As a result, he no longer had any spare time to deal with the Radiant Godkings. He just stood in the air, submerging his entire mind into the imprint.
At that moment, it seemed like he did not put up any defences against the outer world at all.
This time, Gongsun Zhi unleashed all the power he could with his god artifact, swinging it heavily towards Jian Chen with astonishing pulse of energy.
Immediately, with a heavy boom, Jian Chen was struck by Gongsun Zhi’s sword.
This scene stunned Gongsun Zhi, probably because even he did not imagine he would strike Jian Chen so easily.
However, he then became overjoyed. He knew extremely well that Jian Chen had not put up any defences against his attack. He had completely endured it with his body.
According to Gongsun Zhi’s belief, no matter how powerful, no matter how great Jian Chen’s body was, he would definitely have to pay a heavy price after taking on a strike from a god artifact. Even if he did not die, he would be left half alive.
Behind Gongsun Zhi, the other Radiant Godkings with god artifacts all became overjoyed when they saw Jian Chen take on Gongsun Zhi’s god artifact attack. Immediately, they controlled their god artifacts and sent them towards Jian Chen. They all used their full strength in an attempt to kill off Jian Chen completely.
Immediately, booms constantly rang out. Jian Chen did not fight back against their attacks. He did not even dodge. He withstood their attacks with his body.
The god artifacts immediately knocked Jian Chen around as they struck his slender body with soaring might. In the end, a huge hammer fell from the sky, striking Jian Chen’s head like a bolt of lightning. The powerful pulses of energy caused space to distort.
Jian Chen immediately struck the ground.
“What’s this all about? Why has the invincible Chang Yang suddenly become unable to fight back…”
“It must be because of the Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint. Chang Yang probably wanted to comprehend the imprint, but it did not recognise him in the end. It has sucked away his soul, severing his senses of the outside world.”
“Fantastic. We can kill him effortless now. A lot of people are saying that Chang Yang is Qing Shan in disguise. If we really kill him, the Martial Soul lineage will lose a member. That’s a service of great merit…”
“The merit of killing Chang Yang will belong to all of us. Let’s all take action, and we’ll all be rewarded…”
In the distance, many Radiant Saint Masters called out and poured over.
It was as if Chang Yang was already dead in their eyes even though he was invincible moments earlier.
However, the Radiant Godkings with god artifacts were unable to lighten up at all. Instead, their hearts weighed heavily as their faces were very ugly, as they did not see even a single droplet of blood.
Someone who possessed a similar level of cultivation to them had taken on over a dozen attacks from god artifacts with his bare body, yet not even blood had been drawn. Who would believe this it if they did not witness it with their own eyes?
“Method of the Exalted Saint!” At the same time, Jian Chen’s mind shook as he completely submerged himself within the Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint. He ravished with joy.
He had finally found the Grand Exalt’s cultivation method in the imprint.
The cultivation method was created by the past master of the Tower of Radiance. It was called the Method of the Exalted Saint.
“Absorb it!” Without any hesitation, Jian Chen immediately absorbed everything related to the cultivation method.
Immediately, the portion of the imprint that bore the details of the cultivation method poured into Jian Chen’s head like a flood. Jian Chen immediately felt his head swell painfully as all the tremendous information was forced into his head.
The amount of information was just too great, so great that Jian Chen even found it a little too much with his current level of cultivation.
Outside, all the Radiant Godkings with god artifacts gathered around Jian Chen. Their eyes had widened as they stared straight at Jian Chen who sat on the ground. Their eyes were filled with undisguised shock.
Many wounds covered Jian Chen. They came from the god artifacts in their hands.
But without any exception, all of the wounds were just scratches. They were nowhere close to harming his organs. It was not even enough to draw blood.
What made them even more surprised was that Jian Chen’s wounds actually healed at a visible rate.
In just a few seconds, the injuries they had inflicted on Jian Chen with god artifacts completely vanished. Not a single scar was left behind.
The sight of this left all of them stunned. The powerful lords of main peaks with their god artifacts were all dumbfounded as if they had just seen a ghost.
“H- how is this possible…” Gongsun Zhi said with a trembling voice as if he had been heavily affected by this outcome.
“He’s currently absorbing the legacy imprint, so he can’t divert any attention to the outside. Let’s keep attacking and see just how long he can last,” one of them called out and immediately continued his attacks with his god artifact.
The other god artifact wielders took part as well. Afterwards, the group of Radiant Saint Masters who had surged over participated as well. All of them unleashed their most powerful attacks at Jian Chen.
Immediately, the Laws of the Hallowed surged in the surroundings. The powerful energy wreaked havoc on the earth mercilessly. Jian Chen had already become submerged by attacks.
But very soon, all of them were left dumbfounded. Just like before, Jian Chen only suffered a few scratches after taking on all their attacks.
Moreover, these scratches had only been inflicted by the god artifacts.
In other words, no matter how powerful the Radiant Godkings were, including the ones who had broken through to late Godking, none of them had the right to harm Jian Chen at all as long as they did not possess a god artifact.
“Heavens, is he even human…”
Everyone gasped. What they just witnessed completely upheaved their understanding of the world.
If they were facing a Primordial realm expert, they could accept it at the very least. However, their opponent just happened to be a Godking just like them.
At this moment, Jian Chen completely received all the information regarding the Method of the Exalted Saint. He had completely grasped the unprecedented Grand Exalt’s cultivation method.
However, the legacy imprint was not as simple as a single cultivation method. There were also powerful Radiant Artes and extremely ancient secret techniques from a whole different aeon.
There was even the knowledge on cultivation personally penned by the Grand Exalt as well as the comprehension and understanding of laws.
Jian Chen did not waste any time after accepting the Method of the Exalted Saint completely. He tried to absorb the other contents of the imprint.
But at this moment, the legacy imprint he had suppressed within his hand suddenly became scorching hot. Its power increased by countless times in that instance, and it immediately broke free from Jian Chen’s grasp. It flew out and arrived before Gongsun Zhi.
How could Jian Chen allow such a thing to happen? He bellowed out, and his presence erupted. He arrived before Gongsun Zhi in a single instance, directly reaching out towards him.
However, a power from the Tower of Radiance appeared silently, enveloping Gongsun Zhi completely. It protected him.
The Tower of Radiance was a peak god artifact, an item on the same level as the Anatta Tower. As a result, Jian Chen was insignificant as an ant before the power. He was unable to harm Gongsun Zhi.
With a flash, the Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint vanished between Gongsun Zhi’s eyes as a streak of light.
Gongsun Zhi closed his eyes and collapsed as stiff as a board. He fell unconscious.
All the Radiant Saint Masters there immediately became stunned by this. Everyone looked away from Jian Chen and focused on Gongsun Zhi. They were confused. No one knew what had just happened.
“Artifact spirit!” Jian Chen looked at Gongsun Zhi deeply and secretly called for the artifact spirit.
“Master, h- h- he has the bloodline of the past master of the Tower of Radiance flowing through him. He’s a descendent of the past master…” The artifact spirit’s voice rang out within Jian Chen’s head. His voice was also filled with shock and disbelief.
“I’ve learnt from the lingering consciousness of the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance that the past master is not a sovereign of this aeon, nor is he a sovereign of the past aeon. He was from the one before that. I never thought, I really never thought, the bloodline of the past master would be able to survive for two aeons.”
“Master, I still don’t have full control over the Tower of Radiance, and the lingering consciousness of the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance is affecting me at all times. I can’t remove this power that protects the Grand Exalt’s descendent,” said the artifact spirit. Although he had become a part of the Tower of Radiance, he had spent far too little time in this state. Moreover, he had fused with too much of the lingering consciousness from the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance, so he would be influenced by the lingering consciousness most of the time. There was nothing that he could do.
Jian Chen sank into his thoughts. He was not surprised by this because he had already been expecting this to be the final outcome ever since he discovered the Grand Exalt’s legacy imprint reaction to Gongsun Zhi’s bloodline.
The imprint had been removed from the stele through his comprehension of the diagram. Logically speaking, he was supposed to inherit everything within the imprint, but he had never thought that the descendent of the past master of the Tower of Radiance would appear.
The legacy imprint was intelligent. Although he fulfilled the conditions, he was still an outsider to the imprint, while the blood of the person who had left behind the imprint in the first place flowed through Gongsun Zhi’s blood vessels. He was the descendent of the Grand Exalt.
The legacy imprint would naturally choose a descendent over an outsider.
Although Jian Chen might have been able to inherit everything if he had killed Gongsun Zhi earlier, he would have never done something like that because such an act would violate his morals.
If Gongsun Zhi was completely unrelated to the past master of the Tower of Radiance, so be it. However, he was the past master’s descendent after all.