Chapter 1404 Three Thousand and Nine

 

“It seemed like a simple battle, but it had affected my essence. That is the most difficult thing to recover. If I can completely control the Tree of Life, I would be able to use its power of life to quickly recover. But at present, that is not possible. I wonder how long I need to deal with the Tree of Life. Still, eating some of its fruits should be feasible,” Chen Feng mumbled and a Fruit of Life appeared in his hand. With a few bites, he finished it up. Next, he felt life essence flowing across his entire body. Unfortunately, it did not improve his cultivation base by much.

Chen Feng knew that it was all due to the injuries on his body. The power was thus gathered deep within his body. After he recovered, his strength would surely rise by leaps and bounds.

Pondering for a moment, Chen Feng then gathered up a stream of energy within his body. The stream of energy transformed into the shape of a dragon before flowing into the Battler Bug Empress’ body. 

As expected, the Battler Bug Empress’ rate of recovery rose.

“Thank you, Young Master!” the Battler Bug Empress said.

That was the power of the Dragon of Life that he had refined back then. Unfortunately, he was only capable of mobilizing that much.

“Ha ha ha! Longevity Celestial, I hear that you have returned.” As Chen Feng was feeling somewhat bored, Magiris Blackwater came.

“Magiris!” Chen Feng was somewhat shocked. It had been a while since he last met Magiris.

“Eh!”

The moment they met up, Magiris cast a surprised look at Chen Feng and he reflexively activated his eye technique. Two clumps of black light circulated within his eyes before quickly disappearing. 

“What did you see?” Chen Feng asked with a smile.

“I can’t see it, but I can feel that there is something wrong with you. I just can’t figure out the specifics.” Magiris shook his head.

“I am now a half-step Gold Immortal, a genuine half-step Gold Immortal,” Chen Feng said, stretching his palm out. A faint-golden energy flowed out from his palm. 

“What do you mean?” Magiris became somewhat confused.

“It means I am injured. At present, I only have the strength of a half-step Gold Immortal.”

“It’s so serious? You cannot recover even with your constitution?” Magiris grew even more curious. 

“It’s not actually that bad. Only, it is not something I can recover from quickly. The opponent was a Paramount Gold Immortal. I am fortunate enough to be able to survive. You, on the other hand, seem somewhat different from before,” Chen Feng said. 

“Paramount Gold Immortal? Impressive! I dare not even think about facing such an opponent. So, what did you see?” Magiris said as he casually found a place to sit down.

“Ha ha ha! Even though I have yet to recover my strength, my eyesight is still here. Unexpectedly, after not seeing you for a short time, your cultivation base has improved so much. Speaking of which, I am really shocked. Not only did your eye technique advance by one level, even your cultivation base had advanced by one level. Although there are still some ways to go before you can reach the Divine Prince level, you can already face a Divine Prince. Hmm, let me have a closer look. There is the aura and remnant will of a Divine Prince on you. This means that you had likely fought a Divine Prince before. Looks like you won. Tell me, am I right?” After looking at Magiris, Chen Feng said, laughing.

The more he listened to Chen Feng, the more surprised Magiris became. Finally, both his eyes widened. 

“That’s not right. If your strength has fallen, how could your eyesight become so good? The strange thing is, I did not sense you checking me out,” Magiris asked, puzzled.

Chen Feng pondered for a moment before saying, “This is an ability that I recently comprehended, a soul technique.” 

“A soul technique! No wonder. I know that you have a Bug Empress with you. You must have gained a stroke of inspiration from it, no?”

“Something like that. By the way, how is the situation in the Celestial Malla Plane?” Chen Feng nodded before asking.

“I am now the Chieftain of the Blackwater Tribe,” Magiris said. 

“At present, the situation in the Celestial Malla Plane has stabilized. Nothing major will happen anytime soon. Moreover, my status has also improved somewhat. I heard that you went through some exciting adventures, so I came here to meet you. Also, some of my forces are stationed at this Longevity Alliance. It is only natural for me to come here,” Magiris said with a smile. 

“It was indeed very exciting. I met some of our childhood friends,” Chen Feng said, a wry smile on his face.

“So I’ve heard. It looks like they did not like you very much.” Magiris laughed.

“There’s no helping it. Experts are often lonely and the object of envy. Those fellows are still not qualified to be my opponents. Although they are somewhat talented, in my eyes, they are but some clowns. Once I recover my strength, I will be sure to put them in their place,” Chen Feng said scornfully.

“Naturally, I also met some friends.”

“Sure. In truth, Jian Jun and the others are very strong. At the very least, they are characters on the same level as me. Some have cultivation talents superior to mine. Unexpectedly, though, they would become clowns in your eyes,” Magiris said with a wry smile.

“I’m not talking about you. However, if you meet Jian Jun and the others in the future, you will have to be careful. Those fellows no longer care about etiquette. They would either launch sneak attacks or use numbers to bully you. These fellows have no future.” Chen Feng scoffed. He was completely looking down on them. Of course, the matter of them attacking him back then would not be forgiven just like that. 

“I did hear about that too. Those fellows have been unwilling to accept you as their better since our childhood days. Naturally, it can also be considered as envy. For them to attack you now sounds reasonable to me,” Magiris said with a chuckle. 

“It is only normal for them to be envious of me. Are you not envious of me?” Chen Feng shot back. 

“Envious of you? Of course I am. The way I see it, there are likely none in the entire Myriad Celestial Planes who are not envious of you. By the way, I hear that the Saintess of your Longevity Palace took action back then. Moreover, she is also your fiancée,” Magiris said, suddenly breaking into a smile. 

“What? Is there a problem?” Chen Feng asked.

“No, no problems at all. I was just asking,” Magiris was quick to say. 

“By the way, I hear that you have quite a good relationship with the Immortal Court’s Princess Purplejade.” Magiris smiled again. 

Chen Feng simply harrumphed, not answering this time.

“You two, talking about me behind my back? Isn’t that a little rude?” Princess Purplejade – riding on a flowing cloud – appeared before the two of them. The flowing cloud then disappeared. 

“Ha ha ha! What a coincidence! We were just praising you.” Magiris laughed, a somewhat forced expression on his face.

“Longevity Celestial! You knew she was coming?” Magiris secretly asked Chen Feng. 

“I’m a badly wounded patient here. My cultivation base has plummeted greatly. How could I possibly have discovered her?” Chen Feng retorted.

“Humph! With my strength, how could I fail to discover her? You must have interfered with my divine sense.”

“Whatever you say.” Naturally, Chen Feng would not admit to anything. 

“What are you two secretly talking about? Are you talking about me again?” Princess Purplejade said, glaring at them.

“No. Princess Purplejade, it’s been a while since I last saw you, but your cultivation base has increased greatly. Looks like you’ve managed to obtain quite the haul in the chaos space. However, for you to come to our Longevity Alliance like this, are you not afraid that someone from the Immortal Court would use this against you?” Chen Feng said, smiling. 

“Afraid? Of course I am. However, I hear that the Tree of Life had captured you. But then, you suddenly re-appeared. It is only natural for me to come check up on you,” Princess Purplejade said. 

“Ha ha ha! You are worried about Longevity Celestial, aren’t you?” Magiris interrupted.

“Can you not shut up? It’s not like people would treat you as a mute.” Princess Purplejade glared at Magiris again. 

“Fine, fine. I spoke too much. You fellows continue on. Some friends have come. I’ll go entertain them,” Magiris said before hastily leaving. 

Chen Feng’s divine sense swept out and saw that Tian Gang and some others had arrived. Still, with Magiris there to receive them, there was no need for him to head forward.

“I believe there must be a reason for your visit, no?” Chen Feng asked with a smile. Back then, Princess Purplejade had been the one to bring him into the chaos space. In the end, he was able to obtain a great harvest from the trip. Chen Feng was not one to forget his friends.

Back then, he had already given Princess Pruplejade some items. This time, he brought out some Fruits of Life. Naturally, she did not refuse. 

“Did you subdue the Tree of Life? How is that possible?” Princess Purplejade said in surprise as she looked at the several hundred Fruits of Life in the small basket in her hand. She did not believe that Chen Feng had simply snatched these fruits from the Tree of Life. Additionally, every one of the Fruits of Life there contained a formidable power of life. They were high-grade fruits even for the Tree of Life. 

“Yes. The Tree of Life is inside my body. That is also why I have yet to recover from my injuries.” Chen Feng pointed at himself. 

“How did you do it? That’s a Paramount Gold Immortal. Additionally, it also possesses the power of life. Not to mention, there were also the other Paramount Gold Immortals,” Princess Purplejade asked curiously. 

“If I say I managed to reap the benefits after they fought a mutually destructive battle, would you believe me?” Chen Feng said with a smile. 

Princess Purplejade stared at Chen Feng for a while before saying, “I believe you!”

“Regardless, that’s how it went. Naturally, I had some cards of my own. Even so, as you can see, I had to pay a price for that. Who knows how long I will need to recover?” Chen Feng said with a wry smile. 

“I will not tell anyone about this. However, I think some people would definitely be able to figure it out. It will be bad if someone comes after you.” Princess Purplejade nodded.

“I don’t think Paramount Gold Immortals would attack a minor character like me.”

“Hard to say. You have too many good items on you. Just the Tree of Life is enough to lure over some Paramount Gold Immortals.”

“There’s no helping it. I’ll just have to deal with it when the time comes. At any rate, I am also not to be trifled with,” Chen Feng said. 

“Truth is, I came here to ask for your help. But seeing your current situation, I’ll have to forget about it. I’ll try to figure something out on my own.” Princess Purplejade shook her head.

“Is this trouble from the Immortal Court?” Chen Feng asked.

“It’s our imperial family’s internal affairs.”

“Although I am incapable of taking action right now, I can provide you with some manpower. How about this? I can provide you 10 Divine Princes,” Chen Feng said after a moment’s consideration. 

“That probably won’t do.” Princess Purplejade shook her head. 

“Alright. Twenty Divine Princes. That is the most I can provide. You know as well that my situation is not that good. There is no telling when your Immortal Court would attack me,” Chen Feng said. 

“Alright, thank you very much!” A look of delight flashed across Princess Purplejade’s eyes. Twenty Divine Princes could already be considered as a very strong force. In her opinion, this friend of hers was quite good. 

“One more thing. Someone wants to meet you,” Princess Purplejade then said. 

“Someone who wants to meet me has to pass a message through you? Who?” Chen Feng grew curious.

“It’s Dong Wang. You’re acquainted with him, right?”

“Dong Wang? Ha ha ha! He is indeed an old friend. I wonder, why does he want to meet me?” Chen Feng laughed. 

“I don’t know that. For you.” Princess Purplejade waved her hand and a piece of jade stone appeared in his hand. 

“If you want to know what it’s about, go contact him yourself.”

“Ha ha ha! So, you two are having a meeting here.” A group of young Gold Immortals arrived, with Magiris in the lead. 

“And here I was, wondering why I only see Magiris. So, Longevity Celestial is secretly meeting a beauty here.”

“Longevity Celestial, you sure have no sense of loyalty. Outwardly, you are fighting the Immortal Court to the death. But now, here you are getting along with a princess from the Immortal Court.”

Tian Gang and the others said jokingly as they moved towards Chen Feng.

“We’re not interrupting you two, are we?” Tian Gang said smilingly. 

“Let me do the introductions.” Chen Feng said with a smile as well, no abnormal expression on his face. He did not feel embarrassed due to their words.

“I know them.” Princess Purplejade walked over in an unrestrained manner.

“Tian Gang, from the Celestial Greatness Plane. He cultivates the Upright Heavenly Astral Formula, an Ageless Gold Immortal with the Heavenly Astral Constitution. 

“Tian Yun, also from the Celestial Greatness Plane and from the same family as Tian Gang. He is an Ageless Gold Immortal with the Cloudflow Constitution. He cultivates the Undying Greatness and Cloudflow Primary Energy Technique. His combat power is on par with Tian Gang.

“Jian Jun, from the Celestial Tranquillity Plane. An Ageless Gold Immortal who cultivates the sword dao of the royal monarch. He has killed a Divine Prince before [1].

“Wu Ren, an Ageless Gold Immortal from the Celestial Longevity Plane. However, he has been spending all his time cultivating in space. A member of the imperial family. Due to the conflicts within the imperial family, he left the Celestial Longevity Plane. He has always wanted to fight his way back. For him to appear here, he must want to borrow Longevity Celestial’s strength.”

“Belle Zi Yan, from the Celestial Firecloud Plane, also an Ageless Gold Immortal. She is at odds with Belle Qing Xia. She cultivates the overbearing Cycle of Nature. She has a very strong combat power and has killed many Divine Princes before [2].

“These fellows are from the Vajra Clan while these fellows are star wanderers. I do not know where they are from either,” Princess Purplejade said, quickly describing the background of the cultivators there. 

“Ha ha ha! Fellows, looks like she already found out about your background.” Chen Feng laughed. 

The expression on the faces of Tian Gang and the others flickered before they quickly recollected themselves. 

“Looks like the Immortal Court has been constantly paying attention to our Celestial Planes,” Tian Gang said with a smile. 

“That goes without saying. The Immortal Court has been harbouring greed since early on. In the past few years, it has eliminated several Heaven-defying races. And now, it is finally attacking your Celestial Planes,” said a young cultivator with a beefy and muscular body. He was from the Vajra Clan. 

The Vajra Clan was one of the Heaven-defying races. It possessed a very formidable combat power. However, it did not have a Celestial Plane to call its own. Thus, it was considered a formidable force outside of the Myriad Celestial Planes. 


 


 1 This Jian Jun is different from the one in Chapter 1392. The raw for this one is ‘剑君’, pinyin: ‘jiàn jūn’. It can be roughly translated as Sword Monarch.  


 2 Belle Zi Yan. The raw for her name is ‘紫嫣仙子’; pinyin:‘zǐ yān xiān zǐ’. The ‘xiān zǐ’ part, roughly translated as ‘female immortal’ actually denotes ‘a beautiful female cultivator’. As I am unable to find a better word for it, I’m just going with ‘Belle’.  ) 

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