Chapter 1314 - An Abyss

As the battle came to an end in the Black Dragon Space, only the damages left from the battle still proved that the battle had once taken place here.

Mu Chen’s face was grave as he looked in the direction that Shi Tianyou had left in. It could be considered his first time meeting an expert of the Fiend Clans, and he felt astonished by the strength that the other party had displayed.

That demonic aura wasn’t the same as Spiritual Energy. It’s incredibly vicious and overbearing, and if he got contaminated by it, his vitality would be swiftly drained.

In the Primordial Sacred Abyss, there were all sorts of powerful forces here, and with those hidden Fiend Clans, the situation had turned troublesome.

“He’s an expert of the Corpse Demon Clan, no wonder he would be after the corpse of the Monarch.” Jiang Long tightly knitted his brows beside Mu Chen.

“Corpse Demon Clan…” Mu Chen muttered. But since he didn’t have much understanding of the Fiend Clans, he was unfamiliar with it.

“There are 32 clans amongst the Fiend Clans, the core power of the Fiend Clans, and the Corpse Demon Clan is one of them.

“The Corpse Demon Clan has the ability to control corpses and drain power from those corpses. With the corpse of a Monarch in Shi Tianyou’s hand, his fighting strength will surely soar.” Jiang Long sighed.

Mu Chen narrowed his eyes. Shi Tianyou was already a difficult opponent, and if he really controlled the corpse of the Monarch, he would be even more terrifying.

Although that corpse wouldn’t possess the strength of when it was still alive, it could deal with a Perfected Earth Sovereign without an issue — just like Wu Tong, being killed by the corpse of the Monarch, powerless to put up any struggle.

“I was careless. That person made use of the Black Dragon Army being weakened to break the seal and seize the corpse of the Monarch.” Jiang Long blamed himself, since that Monarch was killed and sealed by the Black Dragon Battle Emperor when he was alive. Now that the corpse has been taken to cause more trouble, how could he answer his previous master?

“Commander Jiang Long, if we encounter Shi Tianyou in the future, I will try my best to deal with him and destroy that Monarch’s corpse.” Mu Chen promised. After all, the Black Dragon Army was weakened because of the talisman, giving Shi Tianyou the opportunity. Thus, Mu Chen also felt responsible.

Naturally, it was also because of him trying to win their hearts over. The Black Dragon Army wasn’t a puppet that he could command to work without any worries. This was a living army, with Jiang Long, the Commander still alive. So if Mu Chen wanted to stay in control of this elite army for a long time, he would have to obtain their acknowledgment.

Naturally, Jiang Long’s face had also turned gentle after hearing Mu Chen’s words. The Black Dragon Army also looked at Mu Chen with most of them feeling more willing to submit.

Mu Chen also felt relieved in his heart upon seeing this situation. Shi Tianyou was powerful, and along with the Monarch’s corpse, he was troublesome to deal with. But that didn’t mean that Mu Chen was powerless.

If they brought out all of their trump cards, no one would know who might win. Thus, he wasn’t trying to show off by making that promise.

“Since that’s the case, then I’ll thank King Mu in advance.” Jiang Long felt grateful towards Mu Chen before looking at the Black Dragon Army and smiled. “King Mu, it’s time for you to arrange the Black Dragon Army now.”

Mu Chen nodded his head with his heart blazing. But soon after, he was left dumbfounded. The Black Dragon Army was a living troop, so he naturally couldn’t keep all of them in his Mustard Seed Bracelet. Could it be that he’s going to bring this army with him as he moved?

“There’s no need to worry, King Mu.” Seeing Mu Chen’s expression, Jiang Long instantly knew what the former was worrying about, so he smiled. “This Black Dragon Space is actually our camp, a small space that our previous master meticulously created. You can use a secret technique to turn this entire Black Dragon Space into a ring to bring along with you.”

Mu Chen’s face flushed with joy. If that’s the case, wouldn't that mean that he could bring this army along with him all the time?

“But…” Jiang Long suddenly paused and his eyes narrowed into smiles, “The Spiritual Energy in this Black Dragon Space is extremely thin, so it can only provide us for our slumber. With all of us awake, our needs for Spiritual Energy have also grown stronger.

“That means that if we want to stay in the Black Dragon Space for a long time, it will be insufficient for us to improve.”

Mu Chen was stunned before he asked, “What should we do now?”

Right now, he didn’t have the ability to create a realm himself, nor can he link the Black Dragon Space with the Great Thousand World to absorb Spiritual Energy automatically.

Jiang Long chuckled, “So we need a large amount of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid to provide for our cultivation.”

“How much do you need?” Mu Chen initially felt relieved, but he could sense the light flickering in Jiang Long’s eyes as he asked in a small tone.

Jiang Long grinned, “Not that much, roughly 800,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid a year.”

Mu Chen’s eyes instantly turned black as he exclaimed, “800,000,000 a year?!”

Even with his composure, he nearly cursed out. 800,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid wasn’t a small amount. One must know that back then, in the Greatlaw Continent, the income of their Great Havenlaw Domain was only 100,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid a year. However, just nurturing this Black Dragon Army alone required 800,000,000 a year?!

That’s simply an abyss!

At this moment, Mu Chen finally knew the terrifying amount of resources used just to nurture such an elite army…

“Isn’t 800,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids a year still okay? At least it’s less than what we’re using in the past.” Jiang Long felt a little puzzled. In the past, when they followed the Black Dragon Battle Emperor, they used at least 1,000,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid a year.

Mu Chen’s lips twitched. He’s not the Black Dragon Battle Emperor, but merely a Greater Earth Sovereign. How could he be so generous as the Black Dragon Battle Emperor?

Although he had the Mu Abode, it also wasn’t enough to fill up this abyss!

Jiang Long had also seemed to figure this out, so he gave an embarrassed smile. “If King Mu can find a place for us outside, we should be able to survive with only 500,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids a year.”

Mu Chen helplessly sighed. If he couldn’t bring the Black Dragon Army along with him, then it wouldn’t have any meaning. After all, no one in the Mu Abode can control them, so it would, practically, be a waste of natural resources.

“I will try my best to fulfill your needs in terms of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid.” Mu Chen finally nodded his head. He had obtained this army with great effort, so he naturally couldn’t let it go so easily. If the news got out, who knew how many supreme forces would fight over for them?

Compared to an elite army that could confront a Heavenly Sovereign, hundreds of millions of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid wasn’t anything much.

According to Mu Chen’s estimations, if he wanted to forge such an army, not to mention the time, but just the Sovereign Spiritual Liquid alone would cost billions.

“There are 100,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid here that you guys can use first.” Waving his sleeve, a current flowed out and a spiritual light blossomed. Boundless Spiritual Energy filled the region that lit up this Black Dragon Space.

That was all Sovereign Spiritual Liquid, and Mu Chen couldn’t help feeling fortunate that he had bet 80,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid on himself in the West Heaven Continent. Thus, the amount of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid on him had reached 200,000,000.

Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to take out 100,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquids now.

When Jiang Long saw the Sovereign Spiritual Liquid, he nodded his head with a smile. With this 100,000,000 drops of Sovereign Spiritual Liquid, it should be able to support the cultivation of their Black Dragon Army for a month or two.

Handing the Sovereign Spiritual Liquid over to the Black Dragon Army, Mu Chen examined this army that he had just obtained. He realised that there was 15,000 in this Black Dragon Army, and according to what Jiang Long said, the Black Dragon Army had 20,000 at its peak. But the Black Dragon Army lost many of their warriors during this long slumber.

“It seems that if there’s an opportunity in the future, I can try to replenish the losses.” Mu Chen thought inwardly. But on the prerequisite that he had sufficient Sovereign Spiritual Liquid to support that.

Right now, just supporting these 15,000 warriors alone was a headache for him. If he wanted to replenish them, the price would be much higher.

“It looks like there’s a need for the Mu Abode to expand.” Mu Chen knocked his head. Although the Mu Abode has united the Northern Region of the Greatlaw Continent, it’s still insufficient. So if Mu Chen wanted to have the capital to achieve his wish, he would have to expand the Mu Abode.

But that meant that he would have to fight with the other top-tiered forces in the Greatlaw Continent. However, Mu Chen wasn’t afraid of them. After all, he was no longer that Lesser Earth Sovereign from before, and by the time he returns to the Greatlaw Continent, even Mandala would be surpassed by him.

“If King Mu needs, you can just pass your message into the Black Dragon Space next time. But with your current attainments as a Battle Formation Master, you can only command three thousand of us. I’m looking forward to the day that you can command the entire Black Dragon Army.” Jiang Long slowly bowed as he spoke in a respectful voice towards Mu Chen.

“I’m also looking for it.” Mu Chen smiled as he nodded his head. After obtaining the secret technique to keep the Black Dragon Space from Jiang Long, Mu Chen no longer hesitated and flew out of the Black Dragon Space in a streak.

At this moment, he still hadn’t forgotten that there’s a massive amount of pellets left by the Spirit-Pellet Butterfly Fairy. Naturally, he was thinking about the Promotion Pellet in his heart.

If he could obtain it, then he could bring the Sovereign Ability of his Immortal Golden Body to the second realm, which could be a significant increment of Mu Chen’s strength.

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14/14 chapters of the week!