Chen Xi took a deep breath and opened his right palm upwards. A strand of light effused out, and it was sacred, brilliant, dazzling, and filled with a warm and great force.
With a thought in his heart, a Darkspirit Grade Immortal Sword floated up into appearance and was enveloped by the strand of light in his palm.
In the next moment, the surroundings of the Darkspirit Grade Immortal Sword suddenly trembled as if it was being burned by scorching flames, and the surface of the sword actually faintly showed a slight sign of melting.
Where light exists, evil ceases to exist. Its greatest might lies in the ability to purify! Chen Xi seemed to be lost in thought. Purification was the terrifying might that belonged solely to light, and it annihilated all evil and destroyed all sin and filth. It possessed an extraordinarily great might.
With a flip of his palm, the strand of light vanished, and it was replaced by a wisp of darkness.
When looked at from afar, this wisp of darkness seemed as if it had been cut off from the veil of night. It was a sort of black that was completely pure, and it seemed as if it could swallow one’s soul. It gave others an icy cold and terrifying feeling of being boundlessly deep, completely dark, and without any signs of life.
As he lightly swiped his palm over the sword, the energy of darkness invaded into it. In practically an instant, almost 50% of the high-rank Darkspirit Grade immortal sword’s spirit was destroyed, and its rank was reduced to the mid-rank!
Where darkness invades, vitality ceases to exist. Its greatest might lies in its ability to reap vitality! Chen Xi picked up the sword and observed it for a long time before a wisp of a satisfied smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
During these five months of time in the world of stars, besides tempering his cultivation, Chen Xi had been comprehending the rare Grand Daos of light and darkness, and after he grasped it completely, the might of these two Grand Daos didn’t disappoint him.
Next, I have to condense them into Grand Dao Laws in preparation for condensing them into the Taichi Divine Crest… The only regretful thing is that I’m still quite far away from charging into the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm… When he thought about his cultivation realm, Chen Xi couldn’t help but frown.
Compared to advancing into the intermediate-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm in one go while he was at the tomb of the Immortal King, his progress towards charging into the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm was obviously much slower.
However, Chen Xi was clearly aware that he’d just advanced into the Golden Immortal Realm two years ago. Presently, he was already at the intermediate-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm, and this cultivation speed was already sufficiently shocking. If he wanted to break through once more, then unless he obtained another fortuitous encounter, it was probably impossible to advance in a short period of time.
I wonder exactly where that Miss Dian Dian got the confidence to be so sure that I would definitely advance into the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm within a year… For no rhyme nor reason, Chen Xi recalled the mysterious woman he’d encountered in the Immortal Love Restaurant that day. Of course, he recalled the River Diagram fragment in her possession.
Nevermind. No matter what, it’s still far away from a year of time, whereas cultivating within the world of stars is equivalent to five years in the outside world. I really hope I’ll be able to advance into the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm. Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he discarded all his distracting thoughts, and then he stretched his body nicely before leaving the world of stars.
During these five months of time within the world of stars, even though his cultivation hadn’t achieved a breakthrough, his strength was even more deep and profound. Especially after he’d grasped the Grand Daos of light and darkness, it caused his combat strength to rise along with them and improve.
Moreover, Chen Xi intended to seize this opportunity to head once more into the Illusory Heaven Immortal Domain and test exactly how much his strength had improved.
However, right when he left his abode, his attention was drawn by a battle that shook the heavens.
Hmm? Chen Xi swiftly raised his head and saw two figures in battle in the sky above Skypath Mountain. Sword Insight swept horizontally and vertically while crushing the clouds in the surroundings, and the battle was extremely intense and had transformed the entire sky into a battlefield.
One of them wore snow white clothes and had a handsome and cold expression. He held a pure black immortal sword, and every single move he made caused sword insight to tear through the sky and flow towards the surroundings with a murderous and merciless aura.
Shockingly, it was Ling Bai!
Nice, this little fellow’s cultivation is probably already at the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm. Moreover, his grasp of the Nirvana Sword Dao has become even more terrifying, and it possesses the might of a Supreme Grandmaster in the Sword Dao. Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed before a wisp of surprise flashed within them. He’d completely not noticed that Ling Bai’s strength had actually risen to such a level in these years.
On the other hand, Ling Bai’s opponent was a rugged young man with dense long hair hung loosely on his shoulders. He possessed dense brows, large eyes, and a robust figure, and he held a 1.5m long green colored immortal blade that raged with fierce and swift blade lights.
Moreover, every single move he made carried an imposing and domineering aura of sweeping through the world and reigning supreme. Such an imposing aura caused Chen Xi to be shocked in his heart. Such a figure is absolutely not a nobody. If I were to compare Meng Qi with him, then they’re utterly not on the same level.
Who’s he? Chen Xi frowned. He noticed that there were many figures standing nearby Skypath Mountain, and they were watching the battle. Surprisingly, Qing Ye’s figure was amongst them.
At the same time, Qing Ye noticed Chen Xi. He immediately flashed over and arrived by Chen Xi’s side before he laughed bitterly and said, “Senior Brother Chen Xi, don’t worry. That’s Senior Brother Ye Tang, and he couldn’t refrain himself from sparing with Ling Bai after noticing such a good opponent.”
During this past month of time, Qing Ye who was Chen Xi’s neighbor already knew about Ling Bai, A’Man, and Bai Kui’s existences, and he was very clearly aware that Chen Xi cared greatly about these three little fellows.
“So that’s how it is.” Chen Xi nodded while he heaved a sigh of relief in his heart, and then he shot his gaze into midair before he said, “So that’s Senior Brother Ye Tang? His strength really is formidable. He deserves to be an existence that’s ranked amongst the six blazing suns of the Immortal Dimension.”
The Iron Abyss, Ye Tang!
He’d heard this name innumerable times, and up until now, this name was still at the second position on the Violet Ribbon Gold Rankings. Ye Tang was renowned throughout the world.
He was absolutely one of the top influential figures amongst the eight hundred Golden Immortal Realm students within the inner court.
Qing ye sighed with emotion as well and said, “Yes, figures like Senior Brother Ye Tang have stepped into the peak of the Golden Immortal Realm a long time ago, and his reputation is renowned to the point everyone is aware of it.”
When he spoke up to here, he changed the topic and said, “However, Ling Bai is extremely formidable as well. He’s actually able to spar with Senior Brother Ye Tang. This isn’t something that an ordinary person is capable of.”
His voice carried a trace of surprise. Obviously, he’d never expected that this 10cm tall little fellow would actually erupt with such a terrifying combat strength upon entering into a state of battle.
Chen Xi smiled lightly because he felt exactly the same when he saw the formidable combat strength Ling Bai displayed.
“Hmph! That’s enough. You’ve been holding back the entire time. It’s truly not satisfying.” High above in the sky, Ling Bai suddenly grunted coldly before flashing in midair and leaving the battlefield.
“Haha, it’s my fault indeed. However, this is a place of cultivation in the end and not a battlefield. Let’s find the opportunity to fight at a proper battlefield. At that time, I definitely won’t hold back like this.” Ye Tang casually propped his blade on his shoulder and roared with laughter. His dense long hair fluttered while he revealed a heroic, unrestrained, and lighthearted bearing.
As he spoke, their figures had descended onto Skypath Mountain.
“My sword ends life and annihilates enemies. It isn’t used to spar. I can’t be bothered with you.” Ling Bai glared angrily at Ye Tang before he noticed Chen Xi. His figure instantly flashed and recovered its 10cm tall appeared, and he leaped onto Chen Xi’s shoulder before he said, “Chen Xi, quickly stop that madman. He just suddenly came looking for a fight with me and I couldn’t even avoid him. He truly can’t be reasoned with…”
When they heard this, many inner court students that were observing the battle gasped. This little fellow’s really bold. He actually dared to call Senior Brother Ye Tang a madman? And… impossible to reason with?
Ye Tang roared once more with laughter when faced with this, and he seemed to be heroic and unrestrained. He sized Chen Xi up before he smiled lightly and revealed a mouthful of neat snow white teeth before he said, “You’re Junior Brother Chen Xi. I’ve heard of you.”
“Greetings, Senior Brother Ye Tang.” Chen Xi cupped his hands. He was able to sense that Ye Tang had a heroic and unrestrained disposition, and he was like a wandering hero in the stories that possessed a charming personality.
“That little fellow by your side isn’t bad. He made me feel like getting a pet as well. Hahaha.” Ye Tang blinked his eyes mischievously at Ling Bai, and he roared once more with laughter when he saw the latter reveal an expression of detest. Obviously, he really liked Ling Bai.
Chen Xi was stunned, and then he shrugged before he said, “This is my companion, Ling Bai. He isn’t a pet.”
Ye Tang was stunned, and then he glanced at Chen Xi while seemingly to be lost in thought before he said with a smile, “Not bad, not bad. Let’s have a fight after Junior Brother Chen Xi advances into the advanced-stage of the Golden Immortal Realm. I’ll be bidding my farewells first. Junior Brother Chen Xi, feel free to come looking for me if you need anything in the future.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he’d turned around casually and left, and his laughter could still be heard from afar —
“Trying to surpass the heavens since birth, battle never ends until the blade rusts.”
“If I ascend to the peak of the sky one day, then sorrow, happiness, glory, and shame will all be gone with a single sound of laughter…”
His voice was coarse as it drifted through the heavens and the earth.
“Senior Brother Ye Tang truly has an open-minded, understanding, cheerful, and unrestrained nature. He’s an extraordinary figure.” Even though Chen Xi had only met Ye Tang briefly, he’d taken a liking to Ye Tang’s unrestrained disposition.
“Yeah. Senior Brother Ye Tang once said that one can remain as he is and not seek the Dao, yet one’s heart can’t be without freedom.” Qing Ye deeply agreed while his expression carried a trace of respect and admiration towards Ye Tang.
Chen Xi seemed to be lost in thought. Everyone has their own path towards the Dao, and perhaps Ye Tang’s Dao is the Dao of Freedom, a Dao that’s unrestrained.
After that, Chen Xi bid his farewells to Qing Ye before heading to the Illusory Heaven Immortal Domain.
“Chen Xi, I’m inferior to that Ye Tang.” On the way, Ling Bai spoke abruptly with a serious expression. “I exerted all my strength while fighting him, yet he was still holding back. He’s extremely formidable.”
Chen Xi nodded and said, “That’s normal. Senior Brother Ye Tang is one of the six blazing suns of the Immortal Dimension, and a top figure in the Golden Immortal Realm students of the inner court.
Ling Bai changed the topic and asked. “What about you? Can you defeat him?”
Chen Xi went silent for a long time before he said, “Perhaps I’m inferior to him now, but it might not necessarily be so in the future…” As he finished speaking, his handsome face surged with a wisp of indescribable arrogance and confidence.
In life, one should be proud and conceited.
But one couldn’t underestimate one’s self!