At the instant when Chen Xi charged out from underground, he saw a Saint Immortal Realm Xeno-race expert being crushed apart in midair before blood sprayed out and tainted the sky red. The scene was extremely bloody and miserable yet carried a beauty of its own.
After that, Chen Xi noticed the supremely mighty Zuoqiu Taiwu. The latter’s hair was fluttering while the vital energy in his body controlled the energy in the surroundings, causing the heavens and the earth to seem as if they’d submitted before him.
At that instant, Chen Xi practically felt as if he’d seen an enraged god!
But right after that, all of this vanished without a trace.
Zuoqiu Taiwu recovered his drowsy and weary aura, and the heavens and the earth returned to normal.
Only strands of a bloody smell still suffused the air.
“Senior.” Chen Xi cupped his hands, yet vigilance arose in his heart. At this moment, he couldn’t be bothered to know exactly who those Xeno-race experts were, and all his attention was gathered onto the old man before him.
Early on before he left Dao Emperor Academy, A’xiu had once specially told him about this senior, Zuoqiu Taiwu, and besides being filled with respect towards Zuoqiu Taiwu, her words revealed extremely great fear as well.
A’xiu had even said straightforwardly that even the inner court head instructor who was madly thirsty for battle, Xuanyuan Pojun, had once acknowledged his inferiority to Zuoqiu Taiwu!
Merely based on this alone, Zuoqiu Taiwu was absolutely a senior that was capable of arousing respect in the hearts of all students in Dao Emperor Academy. However, he was also surnamed Zuoqiu, and he was similarly a clansman of one of the seven great ancient clans, the Zuoqiu Clan!
Chen Xi didn’t dare overlook this because when he saw Zuoqiu Taiwu suddenly make an appearance on Bloodink Star and appear before him, a bad feeling couldn’t help but arise in his heart.
Compared to Chen Xi’s vigilance, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s expression didn’t change at all. His muddy eyes were narrowed while his emaciated figure was slightly bent, and his entire body didn’t have a trace of a terrifying aura.
Especially when his gaze descended onto Chen Xi, there was no change in his expression at all. It was as if he was looking at a junior of the academy, and it was calm while carrying the dignity of a senior.
“Little Fellow, hand over the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram to me,” said Zuoqiu Taiwu. The first thing he said was that he wanted to take back the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram!
Chen Xi’s heart tensed up while every single inch of skin on his body stiffened and tightened. He wants to reclaim the diagram? This is a very bad sign!
Chen Xi took a deep breath and puckered his lips before he said, “Senior, I remember that this precious treasure was safeguarded by Senior Taba Tianxi. I’ll naturally hand it over to him once the exam ends.”
As he spoke, Chen Xi swiftly searched the surroundings, yet he noticed that 5,000km of this expanse of the heavens and the earth was locked down by a shapeless, silent, and terrifying aura. This means that even if he wanted to flee, he would be noticed in an instant!
Realizing this caused Chen Xi’s heart to sink, and thoughts quickly flashed within his mind. Could it be that the Zuoqiu Clan is really determined to kill me?
But he wasn’t afraid because the worst outcome would be none other than the death of his main body.
He just felt it to be slightly regretful because he’d just obtained so many fortuitous encounters within Nightmare Battlefield, yet he’d encountered an opponent at the Half-step Immortal King Realm. Misfortune rely does lie beneath fortune, and it’s unpredictable.
“Taba Tianxi?” Zuoqiu Taiwu noticed Chen Xi’s entire reaction. Especially when he heard the words Taba Tianxi, his aged face finally changed slightly, yet it was an extra strand of ridicule.
After that, his gaze moved from Chen Xi and descended onto the space at the side before he said, “The little fellow has already mentioned your name. Will you still not make an appearance?”
Chen Xi was shocked in his heart and forcefully restrained himself from turning around and looking because he was worried that Zuoqiu Taiwu was playing tricks on him.
The expression of ridicule on Zuoqiu Taiwu’s aged face grew even more obvious when he saw this, yet a trace of admiration faintly flashed on it as well.
“Brother Zuoqiu has already helped Chen Xi deal with the danger, so I intended to leave silently, yet I can only make an appearance since you’ve exposed my tracks.” However, to Chen Xi’s surprise, Zuoqiu Taiwu wasn’t playing tricks on him. As soon as Zuoqiu Taiwu’s voice finished resounding in the air, a warm voice drifted out from that expanse of space.
After that, a figure that wore white clothes, had grey hair, and was handsome like a young man had floated up into appearance. Surprisingly, it was one of the head instructors of Dao Emperor Academy’s inner court, Taba Tianxi!
Could it be that he’d always been hiding in the shadows? Chen Xi was shocked and was slightly unable to figure out the situation before him. Two existences at the Half-step Immortal Realm had made an appearance here at the same time, and if they’d both come for the sake of helping him deal with the danger from before, then it was obviously too fake.
“Little Fellow, you did well. Since you’ve left the tomb safely, then hand the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram over to me. Don’t worry, no one can harm you with me here.” Taba Tianxi’s voice transmission suddenly resounded by Chen Xi’s ears, and he was slightly stunned before he raised his eyes and noticed that Taba Tianxi was looking at him with a smile.
Chen Xi hesitated for a moment and was just about to agree. Right at this moment, Zuoqiu Taiwu suddenly let out a very long sigh, and he seemed to be slightly dispirited.
After that, his bent and emaciated backbone straightened abruptly while a vast and terrifying aura effused out. As his eyes closed and opened, it emanated a myriad of strands of shocking cold lights that instilled fear in the heart and soul.
In an instant, he seemed to have become a different person!
“Taba Tianxi, leave now and I’ll take it as this never happened.” Zuoqiu Taiwu spoke with a voice that sounded like a thunderclap, and it revealed a murderous aura that caused one’s heart to go cold.
Chen Xi’s expression turned pale while his heart thumped. At this moment, he actually noticed that the strength in his entire body was restrained by a terrifying aura, and he was unable to undo it no matter how he struggled!
This is was the first time he’d encountered such a situation since advancing into the Golden Immortal Realm, and he was able to indirectly determine from this exactly how terrifying the will of a Half-step Immortal King was!
“Quickly hand over the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram to me, otherwise both of us will be in danger!” Taba Tianxi’s voice sounded out by his ears once more, and it revealed a heavy and anxious tone. Obviously, Zuoqiu Taiwu brought great pressure onto Taba Tianxi.
“You intend to go all out with the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram in hand?” Zuoqiu Taiwu’s gaze was like a bolt of lightning, and it seemed to be able to see through the hearts of others. “As an instructor of the academy, I advise you not to bring disaster onto yourself.”
As he spoke, his gaze descended onto Chen Xi, and it carried a complicated expression as he said, “Watch this show calmly. Don’t allow your eyes to be blinded by hatred.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Zuoqiu Taiwu suddenly vanished on the spot, and he’d arrived in front of Taba Tianxi and slapped out with his palm in the next moment.
This palm strike seemed as if it was stretched out through the ages, and it carried a supreme energy of the Grand Dao. It was extremely simply and utterly otherworldly, yet it pressed forward as if it intended to destroy all obstructions before it!
At this instant, Chen Xi felt a piercing pain in his eyes while rumbling resounded in his ears. The vital energy in his entire body suffused the assault of a pressure that was impossible to resist, and he was on the verge of collapsing. He was like a straw that was amidst tempestuous waves, he could see nothing, hear nothing… He’d completely lost all his senses.
Yet this was merely a strand of the aura that leaked out from a battle between Half-step Immortal Kings. If it was targeting him, then Chen Xi suspected that he would perish in an instant!
A terrifying force surged once more, and then Chen Xi felt his vision go black before he lost consciousness.
After an unknown period of time, a gust of wind that sounded like it was weeping resounded by Chen Xi’s ears, and then countless scenes suddenly flashed in his mind…
In practically an instant, he swiftly sat up and swept the surroundings vigilantly.
The night sky was dark like ink while the blood colored sand seemed to glow beautifully under radiance of the silver starlight, and the waiting night breeze sounded like vengeful spirits weeping in the night.
Obviously, he was still on the blood colored desert.
I actually didn’t die… Chen Xi hurriedly checked his belongings and noticed that there was actually not a single thing missing. This allowed him to instantly heave a sigh of relief. As he recalled the scenes he saw before he lost consciousness, Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel slightly confused. Exactly who won that battle between Half-step Immortal Kings?
“You’re awake.” Suddenly, an aged voice resounded.
Only now did Chen Xi notice that an emaciated and stooping figure was seated cross-legged on a low rock almost 10km away from him. He was utterly unable to sense the existence of this figure by relying on his Immortal Sense alone.
Chen Xi’s heart jerked, yet he maintained a calm expression on his face as he stood up and cupped his hands. “Senior.”
“Taba Tianxi was put up to it by someone else, and he has already apologized and left. In the future, it’s impossible for him to threaten you again.” Zuoqiu Taiwu stood up and strode over with his hands behind his back.
Under the night sky, the wrinkles on his face seemed to be even deeper. He was like an old man in the mortal world that didn’t have much time left to live, and it made others worry that a gust of wind might take his life.
But Chen Xi was clearly aware that this was a Half-step Immortal King of Dao Emperor Academy who’d lived in seclusion for countless years. Not to mention a gust of wind, he wouldn’t be injured even if the sky collapsed.
But right after that, Chen Xi couldn’t be bothered to pay attention towards all of this. He was shocked by the information revealed within Zuoqiu Taiwu’s words. Could it be that the person who intended to go against me this time was Taba Tianxi?
“You did well and didn’t give the Chaotic Yin Yang Diagram to Taba Tianxi, otherwise it would be slightly difficult for me to deal with him.” Zuoqiu Taiwu arrived in front of Chen Xi, and his muddy eyes stared at Chen Xi for a long time before he said in the end, “Sometimes, hatred blinds the eyes and makes one foolish. I only hope that you’ll gradually understand all of this.”
He left swiftly as soon as he finished speaking.
“Senior!” Chen Xi shouted loudly, yet Zuoqiu Taiwu’s tracks were nowhere to be seen, and only the wailing wind resounded.
For a time, Chen Xi stood stunned on the spot.
He’d faintly understood something, yet he didn’t dare believe it. But all in all, the bizarre encounter this time allowed him to sense that Zuoqiu Taiwu didn’t have any ill intent towards him.
It was even to the extent that Zuoqiu Taiwu had helped him resolve a calamity!
Could it be that Taba Tianxi…was the person the Zuoqiu Clan prepared to annihilate me with? A Half-step Immortal King. They truly think highly of me… As he muttered to himself, Chen Xi’s expression gradually became calm and indifferent, and then a wisp of piercing coldness arose in his deep black eyes.
Hatred can blind the eyes, yet it can’t blind my heart. Some hatred is bound to be repaid with blood, right?