Chapter 1181 – Renowned In The Academy

As soon as Chen Haotian’s voice resounded, both Xuanyuan Tong and Zuoqiu Sheng instantly shut their mouths.

The other old figures seated in the hall understood completely in their hearts. They were very well aware that there was old enmity between Xuanyuan Tong and Zuoqiu Sheng. In all these years of the past until now, conflict had erupted between them on many occasions.

Because the Xuanyuan Clan and Zuoqiu Clan stood behind them respectively, it caused the relationship between these two clans to be rather tense, and they faintly showed signs of turning hostile against each other.

Fortunately, this was Dao Emperor Academy, and there were many seniors holding down the fort here, otherwise, the Pill Reserve would probably be unable to accommodate the two of them.

“Since the matter has come to this, what does Brother Chen think our next move should be?” said Mo Linghai.

Chen Haotian frowned and pondered deeply for a long time before he said, “Nevermind. It’s already too late to rescind the assignment now. The important matter at hand is to find a way to repair the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron as soon as possible.”

Xuanyuan Tong said, “My cousin brother, Xuanyuan Pojun, has already returned to the clan. Perhaps it won’t be long before he’ll be able to invite some supreme talisman formation grandmasters over to repair the cauldron along with us.”

Chen Haotian shook his head and said, “I’m afraid that it won’t work. There are many supreme talisman formation grandmasters amongst us here, yet aren’t we helpless towards restoring the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron?” 

When he spoke up to here, he walked forward to stand before the cauldron and stared at it. He said, “The key to the problem is the talisman formation diagram within the cauldron.”

The others shot their gazes towards the cauldron when they heard this, and they rather agreed with Chen Haotian’s opinion.

Indeed, the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron was personally created by the primeval Dao Emperor, and the talisman formation diagrams within it were mysterious, complicated, and extremely rare. Even though they were supreme talisman formation grandmasters, yet none of them had seen such talisman formation diagrams in their lives.

They’d studied it bitterly and tried to break down the profundities within it and deduce them. However, they came up empty handed in the end. If it wasn’t for that, they wouldn’t have become anxious to such an extent in these past few days.

“Actually, I suspect that only…that mysterious sect is able to recognize the talisman formation diagrams within the cauldron.” Mo Lanhai seemed to have thought of something, and a wisp of a strange expression suffused his face.

But in the end, he didn’t speak that name, and he used the words ‘mysterious sect’ as a replacement instead.

But the others seemed to have understood something when they heard this, and they revealed strange expressions as well. It seemed to be expressions of respect and wonder.

“Master.” Right at this moment, a respectful voice sounded out abruptly from outside the hall.

Everyone moved their gazes and saw a black clothed young man standing outside the hall. He had a dignified and upright bearing, and all of them recognized him as the disciple that cultivated in the Dao of Pills by Chen Haotian’s side, Ling Su.

“What is it?” Chen Haotian frowned.

Ling Su said hurriedly, “News that caused quite a big commotion came from the Assignment Mountain just moments ago, and I felt that it was necessary to be reported to Master.”

As he spoke, he gave an account of everything that had occurred earlier.

“Chen Xi?”

“A supreme talisman formation grandmaster?”

“He completed ninety assignments in the Dao of Talismans within twelve hours?”

“All of those assignments were at an outstanding level of completion or above?”

When they finished listening to all of this, all the seniors within the hall weren’t able to maintain their calm any longer, and all of them exclaimed with shock and were slightly surprised.

“Is this true?” Xuanyuan Tong stood up and asked in a slightly excited manner.

“It is. I personally verified it before coming here. However, I’m unable to determine Chen Xi’s identity.” As he finished speaking, Ling Su was slightly hesitant.

Meanwhile, all the others in the hall came to a sudden understanding. Right, is there even a supreme talisman formation grandmaster in the entire academy called Chen Xi?

“There’s no need to continue guessing. If this matter is true, then it’s definitely the first amongst the new students that were just recruited into the academy, Chen Xi.” Chen Haotian spoke while a wisp of a strange expression slipped past his eyes.

The first amongst the new students? All the others instantly came to an understanding. They were naturally clearly aware who the first amongst the new students this year was, because since the ancient times until now, besides Yun Fusheng whose whereabouts were unknown, only Chen Xi had obtained a Praise of the Gods that exceeded the level of Resonance of the Heavens and the Earth!

The reason they hadn’t thought of him earlier was that Chen Xi was only at the intermediate-stage of the Mysterious Immortal Realm, and they were truly unable to link him together with a supreme talisman formation grandmaster. Even if it was this moment, they still felt slight doubt.

Especially Zuoqiu Sheng, his expression froze slightly when he heard the words Chen Xi, and then the corners of his mouth couldn’t help but curl into an imperceptible arc. He seemed to be revealing ridicule and disdain, yet it also seemed like hatred and contempt.

But in next to no time, his expression recovered its calm, and he said, “Even if this Chen Xi is a supreme talisman formation grandmaster, so what about it? Could it be that all of you think a young man at the intermediate-stage of the Mysterious Immortal Realm like him is capable of restoring the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron?”

As soon as these words were spoken, many of the others went silent.

Just think about it, even many of the supreme talisman formation grandmasters of the academy were helpless, so how could a young man possibly be able to accomplish it?

“No matter what, since Chen Xi was able to accomplish this at such a young age, then he surely possesses unique attainments in the Dao of Talismans. I’ll go look for him right now. If he’s able to solve this problem, then no matter what sort of price I have to pay, I, Xuanyuan Tong, won’t even frown at it.” Xuanyuan Tong suddenly stood up and intended to leave the hall as he spoke.

All the others shook their heads and sighed lightly when they saw this. How could they be unable to perceive that Xuanyuan Tong was like someone who was critically ill and was willing to turn to any doctor he could find. Obviously, he was a bit too impatient.

“Wait!” Chen Haotian stopped Xuanyuan Tong. “Since the assignment has already been issued, then that little fellow has definitely seen it. If he’s able to solve it, then how could he remain indifferent? The reward for that assignment is an entire 800,000 Starpoints. Any new student would probably be unable to resist such temptation.”

Xuanyuan Tong was stunned, and then his expression instantly dimmed down greatly as he sighed. “Then…what exactly should we do? Could it be that we should just continue waiting?”

His voice revealed a wisp of dejection.

The damage suffered by the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron was related to Xuanyuan Tong’s cousin brother, Xuanyuan Pojun, so he naturally couldn’t sit idly by and remain indifferent. It was precisely because he was concerned about this matter that he seemed to be slightly anxious and worried.

“Nevermind. I have to try no matter what. Even if the hope of success is extremely tiny, it’s still better than having no hope at all…” Xuanyuan Tong muttered as he walked out of the hall, and he seemed as if he’d been possessed.

The others let out another wave of sighs when they saw this.

Only Zuoqiu Sheng eyes had a wisp of ridicule that flashed through its depths. You’re dreaming of restoring the cauldron with that kid’s little ability? Alright, if you, Xuanyuan Tong, are able to drag him down as well, then so long as he fails, I’ll have an opportunity to teach him a good lesson as well! 

    …

“The first amongst the new students is a supreme talisman formation grandmaster?”

“Exactly. Amongst all the instructors and students in the entire academy, only he’s named Chen Xi. So besides him, who else could have been the madman that swept through ninety assignments in the Dao of Talismans within twelve hours?”

“My god! How extraordinary! I remember that he’s only at the intermediate-stage of the Mysterious Immortal Realm, right?”

“Oh, I should make friends with him if I have the chance. Such a young supreme talisman formation grandmaster is rarely seen…”

On this day, a piece of news was spread from Assignment Mountain, and it spread throughout the entirety of Dao Emperor Academy as if it had grown wings, whereas, Chen Xi’s name gradually appeared within the topics of discussion of numerous students and instructors.

No one had expected that the first amongst the new students this year would actually be so formidable. He was only at the intermediate-stage of the Mysterious Immortal Realm in cultivation, yet he’d obtained a Praise of the Gods that exceeded the level of the Resonance of the Heavens and the Earth, and he himself was even a supreme talisman formation grandmaster. All of this was so dazzling, and it was impossible for others to overlook. 

    …

Vastcloud Mountain, Lucky Rain Peak.

Swoosh!

A beautiful figure tore through the sky and arrived her. Her clear eyes swept the surroundings  before it descended onto the abode on the peak, and then she formed a cone with her hands before she cried out in a clear voice. “Hey, are you here?”

“Are you here?”

“Are you?”

Her airy voice reverberated through the mountain.

Within the abode, Chen Xi who was in meditation opened his eyes while a wisp of helplessness suffused the corners of his mouth. He didn’t have to guess to know that it was A’xiu that had come looking for him because only A’xiu would address him with the word ‘hey.’

In the next moment, he’s stood up and walked out of the abode.

A wisp of delight appeared on A’xiu’s clear and pure face when she saw Chen Xi’s tall figure emerge, and she leaped over to Chen Xi’s side before she pulled on his sleeve and chuckled. “Supreme talisman formation grandmaster, I have something I need to trouble you with. I wonder if you can help me?”

Chen Xi was stunned. “Supreme talisman formation grandmaster?”

A’xiu nodded solemnly and said, “Yes. Presently, the entire academy knows that you’re a supreme talisman formation grandmaster and a madman that madly swept through ninety assignments in the Dao of Talismans within twelve hours.”

Chen Xi was astounded, and then he came to an understanding. I seem to have accepted and completed numerous assignments earlier. However, I don’t remember how long I spend to complete them or how many I completed…

When he thought up to here, his immortal sense entered the Violet Ribbon Starcrest. Surprisingly, he noticed that the Starpoints he possessed had already risen to a number of 168,000!

No matter how calm Chen Xi was, his heart couldn’t help but thump fiercely at this moment.

After all, after he paid the fee of 1,000 Starpoints to verify his identity at Assignment Mountain yesterday, only a total of 8,000 Starpoints remained in his possession.

Yet  one day later, he had an additional 160,000 Starpoints!

After that, Chen Xi noticed that there was some information similar to a ‘statement’ within his Violet Ribbon Starcrest, and it clearly labelled the source and details of these Starpoints.

Afterwards, the corners of Chen Xi’s mouth twitched because he noticed that he should have obtained around 200,000 Starpoints, but in the end, the academy had forcefully deducted almost 20% in administration fees!

Over 40,000 Starpoints were deducted… The academy is truly ruthless… Chen Xi’s expression became slightly strange.

“What’s wrong?” A’xiu looked at Chen Xi with a curious expression.

“It’s nothing.” Chen Xi returned to his senses and asked. “Right, what exactly do you need my help with?”

A’xiu seemed to be slightly embarrassed when this was mentioned, yet she was unable to restrain herself in the end and said, “My third uncle, Xuanyuan Tong, came looking for me earlier. He said that he wants to trouble you to help restore the damaged talisman formation diagram of a treasure…”

As she spoke, A’xiu spoke in detail about everything related to the matter of the Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron.

During this entire process, Chen Xi suddenly recalled that he seemed to have seen this assignment, and it seemed to require a supreme talisman formation grandmaster to accept it. Moreover, the reward of the assignment was 800,000 Starpoints…

Sure enough, in the next moment, A’xiu said hatefully, “It was all done by that Zuoqiu Sheng. He spread the news of this by way of issuing an assignment, otherwise, my third uncle wouldn’t be in such a passive position!”

Zuoqiu Sheng? Chen Xi’s brows raised. The Zuoqiu Clan again? 

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