1486 The Nine-Layered Demonic Abyss
Giving it a thought, Jiang Chen suddenly felt he could understand them.
He did not even know there were still people from the Sacred Institute remaining in this world until this day.
He assumed they had been living in seclusion and guarding the Demonic Abyss.
After Xiao Nuo and Jiang Chen had explained the situation to them, the three elders became less hostile, although they had not believed the two completely.
The divine chains sank into the river again.
"You are too impulsive. If you unseal that opening and enter through there, the consequence will be severe."
However, the protectors were still not very happy with them.
"I didn't know until I saw the Divine Chain to Tie Demon. After all, this place is called Martial Field now," said Jiang Chen.
"You've heard of the Divine Chain to Tie Demon? That's rare. I'm afraid none of the young generations knows anything about the Sacred Institute."
A protector exclaimed, kind of melancholic.
It put Jiang Chen sad, too. The elimination of the Sacred Institute meant some ethos had disappeared from the Black Yellow Great World.
Ever since that, all of the forces kept fighting each other based on their own interests.
Jiang Chen once asked his father Yan Monarch, one of the Four Sages, about that.
"This is the tendency of the world. If the whole world is in solidarity and everybody works for world peace, people will get complacent very soon! Everyone pays attention to their own interests. Only in this way will the world thrive."
He recalled his father had answered him this way.
Then, after talking, Jiang Chen learned the three protectors' names.
Xuan San, Xuan Wu, and Xuan Qi.
Jiang Chen and Xiao Nuo thought the three were joking with them when they had heard those three names.
But judging from their serious looks, the two knew they had told them the truth.
"Seniors, I want to go into the Demonic Abyss to find Whitty and bring him out!" Jiang Chen mentioned his purpose again. He sounded resolute as if he would not allow any negotiations.
Xiao Nuo, next to him, understood what he was insinuating. She released the energy of Venerable Sovereign.
"You are not only impulsive but know nothing about the Demonic Abyss."
Xuan Wu, the hot-tempered protector, said.
Jiang Chen shrugged his shoulders. It was true he did not know much because the Three Great Forces refused to offer him any information.
"It's easy to go inside. I'm just afraid you won't be able to leave there."
"Even if you can leave, you won't necessarily be able to take that Sovereign Descendant of the Monster out."
The other two protectors also behaved like this was something tricky, as if there was some inside story.
"How dangerous can it be if I go inside with him?" Xiao Nuo was very confident. After all, even a group of Martial Arts Saints could take adventures in the Demonic Abyss. Not to mention a Martial Sovereign.
"You must go through the Mysterious Gate left by Goddess of Empyrean. The Mysterious Gate isn't powerful enough to let a Martial Sovereign go through for the moment."
"That means if you want to go inside, you'll have to remove the ward and the seal, but we Slay Demon Palace won't allow you to do that."
Xuan San and Xuan Qi said, respectively.
"Seniors, please tell me more details," said Jiang Chen.
He felt more worried about Whitty after learning the Martial Field was actually the Demonic Abyss.
If it were another Martial Emperor who had requested this, the three protectors would not respond.
But Jiang Chen was with a Venerable Sovereign.
And this Venerable Sovereign and Jiang Chen were quite close.
So, the protectors told them everything.
The Sacred Institute had disintegrated before the Realm of Divine Martial Arts fell under the rule of the Three Great Forces, because they knew even if they did not disintegrate themselves, they would be eliminated sooner or later.
The disintegrated Sacred Institute did not just disappear. They learned the lesson from the past and established the Slay Demon Palace to deal with the Demonic Abyss.
Various forces in the Realm of Divine Martial Arts had been worrying about what to do with the Demonic Abyss after the Sacred Institute's disintegration, so they acquiesced in the Slay Demon Palace's existence.
The members of the Slay Demon Palace never showed up in public. They were completely dedicated to their mission.
The Three Great Forces had acquired the Slay Demon Palace's consent to use the Demonic Abyss for the training of Sovereign Descendants.
To avoid panic, they called the Demonic Abyss as Martial Field to the public.
"The Demonic Abyss has nine layers in all. From one to nine, the lower the layer is, the stronger the demons there."
"The Sovereign Descendants were only allowed to go to the first three layers, with us maintaining the order and working a lot in the dark."
"Now the Three Great Forces already left. With no one maintaining the order, it's even very dangerous in the first three layers."
"The Sovereign Descendant of the Monster you are looking for is insane. He went to the fourth layer!"
"So, the current situation is, this Venerable Sovereign can't go in, and there is no way you can reach the fourth layer. Even if you really can make it, that Sovereign Descendant of the Monster should have lost his head. He wouldn't listen to you."
The situation was trickier than Jiang Chen had imagined. It was not so simple as to drag Whitty there.
"If you dare remove the ward to go inside, you'll be the sinners of the Black Yellow Great World!"
Xuan Wu said in a profound voice.
They had to go inside through the Mysterious Gate. Since Xiao Nuo was too strong, the Mysterious Gate could not handle her strength.
If Xiao Nuo wanted to go inside, she would have to remove the ward.
The potential consequence was that the demons in the Demonic Abyss could be released.
"Is it possible to go inside through the ward, providing that the demons won't be released?"
After learning about the Demonic Abyss, Xiao Nuo did not want Jiang Chen to go inside alone. She was worried about him.
"Don't even think about it!"
"It's too risky! We Slay Demon Palace will in no way agree!"
The protectors refused her immediately. They were really freaked out.
"You have no idea how good he is. Otherwise, you wouldn't have said that."
Xiao Nuo showed a cold smile. Her look was taunting. She was actually expecting Jiang Chen's answer instead of the Slay Demon Palace's.
"Jiang Chen, if you are confident enough, just do it. Don't worry about the Slay Demon Palace." She was not putting on airs. It was only because she was confident.
Jiang Chen was thinking the same. He said to her through holy awareness, "I'll go down again to check the seal."
Then Jiang Chen jumped into the river again.
"What is he gonna do?!"
The protectors were both startled and angry. They were going to attack Xiao Nuo right away.
"I respect you because you are seniors, and you are guarding the Demonic Abyss. I don't want to antagonize you. But I'm not happy with your attitudes."
"You've been living for too long. It's time for you to see how much the world has changed."
Jiang Chen was not there to stop her, so Xiao Nuo did not need to restrain herself.
"It's not your call here!"
Xuan Wu was going to throw the Divine Chain to Tie Demon over again. The other two protectors were also ready to deal with this strong enemy. Their energies were on the verge of breaking out.
"I said you were strong because I can't kill you as I wish, but it doesn't mean I'm not able to kill you."
Xiao Nuo did not think it a big deal. She raised her right arm high. The color of the sky changed. Thousands of electric radiances gathered. Electric arcs were jumping between her fingers.
The protectors found in surprise that they could not control the Divine Chain to Tie Demon so well as before under this pressure.
"Once I close my fist, you won't even be able to control your own bodies," Xiao Nuo said sternly.
The protectors were startled. They had been living for hundreds of years and had always thought they were the strongest. Besides, this was their territory. They thought they would be able to resist a Venerable Sovereign with so many advantages added together.
Not until then did they find how wrong they were.
Once the Venerable Sovereign acted, they would turn into ashes.
Xuan Wu, the most furious one, was frustrated. As proud as he was, he lowered his head.
"We went too far. Please don't act on impulse," Xuan San admitted their defeat.
Xiao Nuo did not respond to him. Throwing Xuan Wu a sharp look, she said coldly, "If you dare yell at Jiang Chen again, I won't go easy on you."
Xuan Wu's blood froze instantly. He felt extremely helpless.