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Chapter 738: Supreme Radiant Arte — God’s Descent
This time, Jian Chen did not immediately go into seclusion to comprehend the techniques like last time. Instead, he memorised the contents of every single book, until he could recite them backwards.
This trip to the Radiant Saint Tower was quite a big harvest for Jian Chen. He obtained the wondrous Radiant Artes, which allowed his abilities as a Radiant Saint Master to greatly increase. Not only did it include powerful regenerative abilities, even his attack increased greatly.
Although he possessed the Chaotic Body which made these so-called Radiant Artes seem useless, they could be useful to him under some particular circumstances.
Jian Chen spent an entire day memorising all the Radiant Artes that he had read through. Shortly afterwards, he suddenly gazed towards the very top of the bookshelf. At the top, there were three thick books, but each of them were covered in a layer of Radiant Saint Force which formed a seal, preventing others from reading it.
Jian Chen knew that the three thick books were definitely the most valuable objects on the bookshelf. He extended his hands to grab it, but discovered that the layer of Radiant Saint Force around the books actually prevented his hand from approaching it in astonishment. He was unable to touch the books at all.
Jian Chen focused his attention and pondered for a while. A ball of dense Radiant Saint Force suddenly appeared in his hand, reaching towards the three books once again.
However, it was exactly the same as last time. His hand was blocked once again, unable to approach the books sealed within.
“Sir, those three books cannot be read by us Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters, because the Radiant Artes inscribed within can only be practised by Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters. Moreover, those three books are extremely different from other books. They cannot be opened at all. The only way to read the contents is by extending your thought into it.”
Suddenly, a voice echoed from rather close by. A middle-aged man, also in white robes and with a blue badge, walked down from the floor of seclusion above.
“Thank you sir!” Jian Chen examined the middle-aged man, before clasping his fist at him. He then followed what the middle-aged man had said, approaching the three books with his presence.
When Jian Chen’s presence approached the Radiant Saint Force seal, he encountered an extremely powerful resistance, preventing Jian Chen’s presence from entering it. At the same time, the three books suddenly began to glow with a dazzling white light. This was the behavior of the seal being activated.
Seeing that, the middle-aged man shook his head with a forced smile, “Sir, you should stop wasting your energy. Apparently, the seal for those Radiant Artes were cast down by a past president of the union himself. Unless you are Class 7, it’s absolutely impossible for you to break through the seal and access the restricted information. There’s been plenty of Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters who’ve attempted again and again, but the outcome was all the same. No one can break through the seal.”
Jian Chen turned a deaf ear to the middle-aged man’s words. He extended his presence with all his might, shaping it into a needle to attempt to break through the first book’s seal with great effort.
The Radiant Saint Force seal on the first book trembled violently. It continued as such for several seconds, before the seal was finally broken through by Jian Chen. As a result, Jian Chen’s presence also successfully entered the book.
Immediately, a great pile of information surged violent into Jian Chen’s mind, making him feel a slight throbbing pain.
“What!? You’ve actually broken through the seal!?” The middle-aged man stared closely at Jian Chen. Wide-eyed, his face was filled with disbelief.
For countless years, the seal of the three books could not be broken unless it was a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master. Right now, he had just witness a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master break through it, so he was filled with disbelief.
However, a gleam of light soon flashed past through the man’s eyes. He thought, “This in an extraordinary chance to see the Radiant Arte that can only be practised by Class 7 people.” The man did not hesitate at all, immediately sending forth a thought of his from the centre of his eyebrows. It shot towards the book with the seal Jian Chen had broken through, like a lightning bolt.
However, just when the man’s thought approached the book, the seal immediately recovered, glowing with a dazzling white light to block the man’s thought.
The man did not give up. He continued to rush at the seal with all his might, but he still failed to break through the seal like Jian Chen in the end. He could only sigh helplessly and abandon the idea of seeing a Class 7 Radiant Arte.
“Brother, what Radiant Arte was recorded in the book?” The middle-aged man looked towards Jian Chen. His gaze was fanatical and filled with admiration.
Jian Chen did not speak, as he currently was eyes-closed, digesting the large amount of information that had suddenly surged into his mind.
A while later, Jian Chen slowly opened his eyes and a gleam of light flashed across his eyes. The information that surged into his mind indeed carried information for a Radiant Arte where only Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters could practise.
The Radiant Arte’s name was Judgement’s Sword, an extremely powerful Radiant Arte for attack. According to the records, a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master using the Radiant Arte could slaughter ordinary Saint Rulers!
However, when Jian Chen learnt about the Radiant Arte, it was clearly useless, as he already possessed the strength to kill Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers.
Jian Chen then gazed towards the two remaining books. Without any hesitation, he sent forth his presence again, working on breaking through the seals of the two books.
The middle-aged man gulped with difficulty. He stared fixedly at Jian Chen who was tinkering away at the seals. He had decided that once the seal was broken, he would send forth his own thought to learn the details of the books.
Radiant Artes that could only be practised by Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters would move any Class 6 Radiant Saint Master, as once they received the Radiant Arte, their strength would greatly increase. Even if they would not be able to display the power of the entire arte, it was much stronger than other Radiant Artes.
An example would be a Heaven Tier Battle Skill in an Earth Saint Master’s hand. Although the Earth Saint Master would struggle to display the skill’s entire might, it was much stronger than Earth Tier Battle Skill. If an Earth Saint Master used a Heaven Tier Battle Skill, they could easily injure a Heaven Saint Master heavily, or even kill them!
After a few seconds, the second book’s seal was also broken through by Jian Chen. The details of the book immediately flooded into Jian Chen’s head.
At the same time, the man who had spent quite some time waiting beside him immediately sent forth his thought to explore the book. However, the outcome was exactly the same as before. Just when his thought approached the book, the seal immediately recovered, blocking his thought outside.
“Ai!” The middle-aged man gave out a long sigh. He was filled with regret and his gaze at Jian Chen also carried some envy.
“God’s Protection!” Jian Chen mumbled softly. The Radiant Arte recorded within the second book was an extremely powerful defensive arte. It would gather the surrounding Radiant Saint Force and fuse it with the body, allowing the body to possess defense akin to steel, and also carried no side-effects.
The Radiant Arte was essentially made-to-fit for Radiant Saint Masters, making up for their fragile bodies. However, the only disadvantage was that the arte could not be sustained for long periods of time, and that only Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters could cast it, varying in defence according to the caster’s strength.
“Can this God’s Protection be used along with the Chaotic Body?” Thinking up to there, a few ripples appeared in Jian Chen’s calm mind.
Afterwards, the seal of the third book was also broken through by Jian Chen. An extremely large about of information flooded into Jian Chen’s mind again, which caused him to close his eyes without any choice, as he worked hard in digesting the information.
This time, the information was much more plentiful than the previous two. Jian Chen remained there for half an hour before digesting it all. In the moment he opened his eyes, joy flooded his face. He was extremely excited.
The third book actually recorded a supreme Radiant Arte, God’s Descent!
God’s Descent was the first heaven-defying Radiant Arte from the ancient times, a forbidden technique that could only be used by Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters. This was because the arte was extremely powerful. If a Class 7 Radiant Saint Master cast it, they could easily slaughter Saint Rulers, with Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers being no exception. It could even compete with Saint Kings.
From the information recorded in the book, Jian Chen learnt that in the ancient times, a Class 8 Radiant Saint Master used it and actually slaughtered two Saint Emperors.
However, the price for using the arte was extremely great. Every time it was cast, it would consume at least a century’s worth of life. The ancient Class 8 Radiant Saint Master had only killed the two Saint Emperors by paying a price of a millennium of his life.
Not only was the God’s Descent the most powerful arte Radiant Saint Masters could learn, it was also the supreme Radiant Arte classified as forbidden by all Class 7 Radiant Saint Masters. Unless they were absolutely forced to, no one was willing to use it, because the price was just too great.
Even though it was like that, it did not affect Jian Chen’s joy for the skill. This was because he knew that once he mastered the arte at Class 7, he possessed the strength to threaten Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers. Even if it were a Saint King, he was able to stall some time even though he still would not be able to come out victorious.
Jian Chen’s heart beat began to fasted. At this moment, he began to anticipate for a day where he could reach Class 7 sooner.
Looking at Jian Chen’s amazement, the middle-aged man beside Jian Chen definitely realised it was some outstanding Radiant Arte. After a slight hesitation, he finally gave into the powerful curiosity of his. With a smile, he asked kindly, “Brother, looking at your amazement, you’ve probably discovered some outstanding Radiant Arte. I wonder if you can divulge some of it to me. Then we can investigate the mysteries of this arte together and see whether we can find a method to use the arte with our current strength.”
Jian Chen completely understood the man’s intentions, “Sir, if you want to comprehend the three Radiant Artes, you should go at it yourself. After all, the union has rules. Without their permission, it is forbidden to teach the artes to anyone else. I cannot risk breaking this rule.”
Throwing down that, Jian Chen turned around and left. He directly went to the second floor to go into seclusion. In the coming period of time, he had decided to completely comprehend the Radiant Artes he had grasped, especially the arte God’s Descent, which had received much of Jian Chen’s attention.