“The Slaughterers are indeed difficult foes. However, that is not the main issue here. At present, the Slaughterers are not our Celestial Longevity Plane’s only foe. Our true foe is the Immortal Plane. Of course, before the Immortal Plane launches a large-scale attack, we need to unite everyone,” said one of the Divine Princes from the imperial family.
“Humph! The way I see it, you don’t know what’s going on,” Divine Prince Heavensfire said with a scoff.
“Oh? What do you have to say, Heavensfire?” The Divine Prince did not become furious.
“Very well. I’ll talk about what we encountered after leaving the Celestial Longevity Plane.” Divine Prince Heavensfire looked at the others. After receiving an affirmation from them, he gave a brief account of what happened, starting from their arrival at the 8th stronghold.
Those were all the things that Divine Prince Heavensfire and the others had experienced. However, those who came later did not know about that. After hearing what Divine Prince Heavensfire said, looks of surprise appeared on their faces.
“In other words, the severity of this matter is even greater than what we had imagined. If it weren’t for Longevity Celestial, who brought a force over, wouldn’t the Boundless Corps simply cease to exist?” Divine Prince Ocean Heaven said in shock.
“Honestly, if it weren’t for the Longevity Tower, who sent reinforcements over, our group would not even be able to make it here,” Chen Feng said.
“The Immortal Plane, the Holy Light Clan, the Soulgobbling Clan, the Slaughterers and the mysterious Supreme Origin Clan. Are they trying to destroy our Celestial Longevity Plane here? Also, in addition to all those forces, could there be other hostile forces? Our Celestial Longevity Plane has always had to face the formidable unique creatures from the Chaos Dimension. The Boundless Corps is a leading force in this endeavour. For something to happen to it, who knows if the formidable unique creatures would come to trouble us?” This person was one of the Divine Princes from the Palace Corps. As for the two Palace-guarding Divine Monarchs, they had remained silent.
“Given our present circumstances, only by uniting all the forces within our Celestial Longevity Plane for a fight to the death would we have some hope of winning. But as all of you had observed earlier, we’d be fortunate if some of them do not kick us when we are down,” Chen Feng said icily.
“Sigh! As long as the Planar Lord does not step forward, our Celestial Longevity Plane is like loose sand. Now, we can only hope that the Paramount-level seniors would say something,” a Divine Prince said, shaking his head.
“Ha ha! That will probably be difficult,” Chen Feng said.
“Why do you say that?”
“The Paramount Gold Immortals from the Department of Elders have already intervened. However, it was for the sake of dealing with our Boundless Corps,” Chen Feng said with a sneer.
“Is it true?” Many of the Gold Immortals who came later became surprised.
“Naturally, it is the truth. I want to join forces with the others to resist our foreign enemies, but I also want to finish off all of these fellows who want to trouble us, even if they are Paramount Gold Immortals,” Chen Feng continued icily.
“That’s why you did what you did back then. In truth, I would not recommend that. Doing so would only create more chaos,” said the Divine Prince from the imperial family.
“No. The reason I did that was just to cut off some malignant elements. More, I also wanted to mobilize some forces.” Chen Feng shook his head.
“Even so, while this method may be enough to deal with Divine Princes, what about Paramount Gold Immortals? If the Paramount Gold Immortals become furious at us, who among us can stop them?”
“Hah! Paramount Gold Immortals are not unkillable. With our numbers, by joining forces, we will have no issues killing off a Paramount Gold Immortal,” Chen Feng said with a chuckle.
“That’s not it. Paramount Gold Immortals are our Celestial Longevity Plane’s strongest combat power. Every loss matters. Besides, even if we are to join forces, there are probably only a few who would be willing to risk it all against such an opponent.” The Divine Prince from the imperial family shook his head.
“I was just saying. There is no need for us to kill Paramount Gold Immortals. Earlier, Limitless’ will descended. But do not forget. My father, Boundless, is also a Paramount Gold Immortal. More, he is also a peak expert. Once my father appears, killing off a few Paramount Gold Immortals will be a piece of cake,” Chen Feng said arrogantly.
“Sir Boundless!” Everyone grew astounded and a look of respect appeared on their faces.
“No buts. I know that you all have some doubts about it, but I can clearly tell you all that my father has long since recovered. The reason he has yet to reveal himself is because he is in the midst of reaching a higher level. Humph! When my father re-appears, he will sweep through the Myriad Celestial Planes. Even taking the position of Planar Lord will not be an impossibility,” Chen Feng said loudly.
“Sir Boundless has recovered!” everyone there exclaimed. Although Chen Feng’s words felt somewhat arrogant, it was the truth. Should Boundless appear, this display from Chen Feng would not be considered arrogant at all.
“Sir Boundless has recovered. This is very good news. Only, at present, it is still unlikely for Paramount Gold Immortals to take action. Due to that, the pressure that we have to face is still very big,” said the Divine Prince from the imperial family.
“The first thing we need to do is to find out if our opponents are only attacking our Celestial Longevity Plane. If that is the case, our Celestial Longevity Plane is a goner. Not even combining all our forces would we be able to stop the combined assault from that many enemies. But if they are also attacking some other Celestial Planes, their strength would be stretched and there will be hope of winning for us,” Chen Feng said.
“If that’s the case, we can join forces with the other Celestial Planes,” Longevity Edge said. Seated beside him was Divine Prince Heavenslip, from the Celestial Carefree Plane.
“Our Celestial Carefree Plane has always had a good relationship with your Celestial Longevity Plane. On my end, I am able to gather up some men. However, in order to get more reinforcements, you fellows will need to formally make contact with my Celestial Carefree Plane,” Divine Prince Heavenslip said.
“It’s the same with our Vajra Clan,” Divine Prince Great Force said.
“We haven’t even stabilized our internal situation. With such a flawed image, how are we to go ask for reinforcements?” the Divine Princes from the imperial family were most concerned with their sterling reputation.
Chen Feng pondered for a moment before saying, “So, there are several steps that we will need to simultaneously take.”
“Longevity Celestial, tell us about it. You are now the one in charge of the Boundless Family. You’ll be the one to finalize our plan,” Divine Prince Iceform said.
“Very well. I will not stand on ceremony then.” Chen Feng nodded. At the moment, his force was the strongest one there. Additionally, there was also the Longevity Tower to serve as his backer. Although his level was somewhat low, everyone had witnessed his combat power. Thus, none of them revealed any displays of dissatisfaction at Chen Feng taking the helm to give orders.
“First, we need to figure out the current situation. Earlier, I have already sent out a number of men to check up on the situation of the other worlds. I believe we will be receiving the information soon.”
“Second, our Boundless Corps suffered from serious losses this time. Its recovery aside, we will also need your assistance, fellow seniors.”
“Third, mobilize the forces of our Celestial Longevity Plane, as much as we can. This also requires the assistance from you fellows. Your influence is needed. Do your best to paint a grim image of what’s happening.”
“Fourth, do our best to recruit some allies. If absolutely necessary, we can give them some benefits.”
“Fifth, with all the above as the basis, take some soldiers to form strike teams specifically meant for searching and killing off enemies.”
“That’s all for now. Fellow seniors, are there anything else to add?” Chen Feng then said.
“Your plan is quite comprehensive. However, there is one more thing I’d like to say,” a Divine Prince from the imperial family said.
“Please, tell us.” Chen Feng nodded.
“There is a need for us to invite some Paramount-level seniors over. Although there should be no need for them to take action, doing so will be good in the event of unexpected situations,” the Divine Prince said.
“Yes. I can invite the Longevity Tower. In addition, our Boundless Family also has some other Paramount Gold Immortals. However, whether or not I can invite them over is another matter,” Chen Feng said.
“We’ll do our best. Only, I have another question. It’s about you offering rewards for killing Divine Prince Carefree and his pals.”
“There is no need for you to dissuade me. I will continue on with this. Naturally, I am not just doing this rashly. This action of mine is for the sake of deterring some others who might still harbour ill intentions. It is something of a warning for the masses. More, the dignity of our Boundless Family cannot be violated. Do not forget, our Boundless Family is also part of the imperial family. Rather, it is the most direct and central part of the imperial family,” Chen Feng said solemnly.
Hearing that, the Divine Prince said nothing else. He sighed to himself. It would appear that this Longevity Celestial was a very unyielding character. In the future, Longevity Celestial would be commanding the Boundless Corps. Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? Regardless, at this very moment, an unyielding force like Longevity Celestial’s force was needed.
The meeting did not last long and it quickly came to an end. After figuring out certain matters, some of the Divine Princes got to work. Chen Feng did not take over the affairs of the Longevity Corps. Instead, he handed it over to Longevity Edge. At any rate, Longevity Edge was more familiar with it than him.
Furthermore, Chen Feng also had other matters to attend to. Suddenly, however, Magiris came to find him.
“I need to head to the Celestial Malla Plane,” Magiris bluntly said.
“I had originally planned on going with you, but now it would appear that would not be possible.” Chen Feng revealed a wry smile.
“There is no need for you to say much about it. Even if you are willing to come with me, I will not agree to it. My intentions in returning this time are, first, to check up on the situation in the Celestial Malla Plane. Second, to see if I can recruit some forces,” Magiris said.
“How about this? I am unable to leave, but I also cannot be at ease letting you go on your own. You are still not the master of the Blackwater Tribe, after all. Moreover, this trip will not be a safe one. I’ll let Heng Ri and the space-time extra-terrestrial creature follow you. Also, take 10 of the unique creatures of chaos with you,” Chen Feng said after a moment’s consideration.
“No. You are currently in need of manpower.” Magiris waved his hands again and again.
“Don’t worry. You know how things are. For now, it will be fine. Besides, with the forces that I currently have right now, even if the enemy tries to come, they will not be able to get the upper hand. It’s settled, then.” After saying that, Chen Feng summoned Heng Ri and the space-time extra-terrestrial creature. After telling them about the matter, he then picked another 10 unique creatures of chaos.
Before leaving, Chen Feng also promised them that he would lift the soul imprints he placed on their seas of wisdom after they return from the Celestial Malla Plane, giving them back their freedom.
That said, Heng Ri and the space-time extra-terrestrial creature did not feel particularly delighted to hear that. In the beginning, Chen Feng had beaten the two of them and forced them into submission. But since following Chen Feng, their cultivation bases had increased rapidly. Even if the two of them possessed Heaven-defying cultivation talents, they would not have been able to reach the Gold Immortal stage so quickly.
Besides, where should they go after leaving Chen Feng? At that very moment, the universe had become such a dangerous place. In the past, cultivators at the Ascendant Immortal stage could already explore the cosmos. But now? Even Ageless Gold Immortals could die if they were careless.
Of course, the fact that Chen Feng could make such a promise made them breathe a secret sigh of relief. At the same time, though, they felt somewhat entangled. They had fought alongside Chen Feng all these years. To suddenly hear that they would be able to leave brought them a sense of loss.