When Chen Xi overcame the tomb of the Sword Exalt, there were similarly some students that were teleported out of the Eternal Tomb of Kings.
It was Ji Xuanbing, Ao Zhanbei, and Zhao Mengli.
The three of them had been teleported out at practically the exact same moment. So, when they saw the other two, all of them smiled bitterly at each other.
Yes, they’d failed, and they were unable to defeat their opponents within 1,000 trials.
“Isn’t this Eternal Tomb of Kings too terrifying? My opponent was a senior of the Phoenix Clan. Even though her strength was suppressed to the Saint Immortal Realm, it was utterly impossible for me to be a match for her.”
Zhao Mengli still felt a lingering fear in her heart even until now. Because being successively ‘killed’ a thousand times was no different than experiencing the cycle of life and death for one thousand times, and that sort of terror was impossible to dispel in a short period of time.
It wasn’t just her, Ji Xuanbing and Ao Zhanbei were the same.
Not everyone could see through life and death to become fearless towards it.
Perhaps, it was related to their experiences as they grew. They were either an heir of one of the seven great ancient clans, the Ji Clan, or a descendant of a True Phoenix in the Phoenix Clan, or a descendant of the Dragon Dimension. Since a young age, they led extravagant lives, cultivated various top-rate cultivation techniques, and deeply received the tender affection of numerous seniors.
All of this seemed to be a good thing, yet when compared to Chen Xi, they were too lacking in tempering.
However, comparatively speaking, their performance was already extremely outstanding. Especially after they’d experienced the tempering from experiencing life and death for a thousand times, it would definitely benefit them for their entire lifetimes.
“Actually, I lost to the great terror in the moment between life and death. If I was given a little bit more time, then it would be sufficient to allow me to defeat my opponent.” Ji Xuanbing sighed with emotion, and besides feeling a lingering fear in his heart, his voice carried a trace of disappointment.
As he spoke, he suddenly noticed that Zhen Lu had been teleported out as well.
However, compared to the three of them, Zhen Lu had a calm expression, and even the space between his brows glistened and emanated a wisp of a glasslike and divine holy glow.
“You…are about to advance?” Ji Xuanbing spoke with surprise.
Zhao Mengli and Ao Zhanbei acutely noticed this as well, and they couldn’t avoid feeling surprised. They’d never expected that Zhen Lu would actually faintly show signs of advancing into the Saint Immortal Realm after experiencing this tempering.
“I obtained some comprehensions. Unfortunately, even though I saw through life and death, I was still unable to defeat my opponent…” Zhen Lu smiled. Even though he said it was unfortunate, his face carried a carefree expression.
“Looks like only the few of us failed this time. Chen Xi and the others seem to have already passed through the Eternal Tomb of Kings and have entered the region where the Nether Immortal’s Coffin resides.” Zhao Mengli’s clear eyes swept the tombs that stood towering in the starry sky, and a wisp of a complicated expression couldn’t help but suffuse her face.
“Alas, don’t compare yourself to that freak, Chen Xi. We can’t compare to him.” Ji Xuanbing puckered his lips, and then he asked. “There’s still quite a bit of time before the time limit of the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds. Do all of you want to make a trip to the other regions?”
“That’s exactly what I plan to do.” Zhen Lu was the first to answer. He was very clearly aware that there was more than just the Dao Emperor’s inheritance within the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds, and there were over a hundred other regions. Moreover, every single region had various fortunes and paradises hidden within them.
Presently, they’d all obtained the rare opportunity to enter this place, so they naturally couldn’t waste such an opportunity.
“Alright. But I intend to head to the Blood Phoenix Region first. I heard from my Ancestor that many fortuitous encounters there are related to my Phoenix Clan.” Zhao Mengli spoke slowly.
“I’m going to head to the Dragonblood Battlefield.” Ao Zhanbei who’d been standing silently at the side spoke abruptly, but he was directly ignored by Ji Xuanbing and the others.
It couldn’t be helped, the relationship between them wasn’t good as well, and it could barely be called a relationship. However, if he intended to travel together with them, then none of them were willing to welcome him into their group.
Ao Zhanbei smiled with embarrassment, and then he cupped his fists before he said, “Everyone, then I’ll be bidding my farewells first.” His figure flashed and left as soon as he finished speaking.
“This fellow’s mentality really seems to have changed greatly…” Ji Xuanbing seemed to be lost in thought as he spoke.
Zhao Mengli and Zhen Lu neither agreed nor disagreed.
“Come, we’ll help you through the Blood Phoenix Region first,” said Ji Xuanbing with a smile.
Zhen Lu had no objections towards this, and the three of them immediately flashed towards the distance.
“Luckily, a total of six students have entered the Nether Immortal Region this time. Perhaps someone amongst them will be able to obtain the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance.” Outside the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds, Hua Jiankong explained the situation to Wang Daolu and Zuoqiu Taiwu.
They were respectively Chen Xi, Ye Tang, Ling Qingwu, Nie Xingzhen, Gu Yueru, and Zhongli Luo. However, Hua Jiankong noticed that Nie Xingzhen, Gu Yueru, and Zhongli Luo had formed a group after they entered the Nether Immortal Region.
On the other hand, Ling Qingwu was acting on her own, whereas Chen Xi and Ye Tang had formed a group.
This was a slightly bad situation.
The Nether Immortal Region was the place where the Nether Immortal’s Coffin resided. Even though Hua Jiankong hadn’t entered this region in the past, as the person that presided over the trip to the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds, he had a clear understanding of the situation in all the regions.
So he was extremely clearly aware that if one wanted to pass through the tests of the Nether Immortal Region, then it was extremely difficult to challenge it on one’s own. It wasn’t because a single person’s strength was insufficient, and it was instead because the environment within the region was too special. Only by working together would they have a greater chance of passing through it.
This was a boundless expanse of the heavens and the earth.
The ground was completely desolate, and there were numerous ancient statues of all shapes and sizes standing towering on the ground. There were Immortals, Devils, Buddhas, and there was even no lack of some other living beings and spirits. They were in all sorts of odd shapes, and every single one was different from the rest.
When looked at from afar, it was like an ocean of statues, and one couldn’t see the end of it.
In the sky, two figures tore through the sky as they flew.
One possessed a handsome appearance and extraordinary bearing, whereas the other had a rugged appearance and seemed extremely unrestrained. It was exactly Chen Xi and Ye Tang.
After he passed through the test of the Eternal Tomb of Kings, Chen Xi appeared within this expanse of the heavens and the earth, and then he saw Ye Tang who’d appeared here at practically the exact same moment.
In this way, the both of them naturally chose to travel together.
“According to the records on the jade slip, this place is probably the Nether Immortal Region, and we’ll be able to arrive at the core area of the Nether Immortal Region, the Nether Immortal Bloodlands after passing through this area. The Nether Immortal’s Coffin resides within the Nether Immortal Bloodlands.” Chen Xi said swiftly, “I heard the test there is even more difficult than the Eternal Tomb of Kings. I wonder if it’s true.”
“Haha. I heard that according to legend, that Nether Immortal’s Coffin is a divine treasure of the primeval times. Unfortunately, it was only refined halfway before the Heaven Dao sent down a tribulation that damaged it. After that, it was taken away by the Dao Emperor and placed here,” said Ye Tang with a smile.
“Oh?” Chen Xi’s brows raised because it was the first time that he’d heard this rumor. A divine treasure of the primeval times actually caused the Heaven Dao to send down a tribulation when it was only refined halfway. Isn’t that a bit too shocking?
Moreover, when the words Heaven Dao were mentioned, it caused Chen Xi to be unable to help but recall the Eye of Divine Truth that he’d seen in the God Attainment Region, and he said in his heart, Could this Nether Immortal’s Coffin have been damaged by the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation as well?
“Haha! I don’t know if it’s true. However, the Nether Immortal’s Coffin is said to be capable of burying the world and restraining both the Netherworld and Immortal Dimension within it. Just thinking about it makes it feel extremely absurd. It’s only a semi-finished divine treasure, so how could it restrain the Netherworld and Immortal Dimension? Not to mention the Nether Immortal’s Coffin, even the Divine Axe of the number one exalt during the absolute beginning of the world, the supreme god, Pangu, is probably unable to accomplish that.” Ye Tang roared with laughter as he spoke.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but laugh as well because this legend was too absurd indeed. If it was true, then how could it possibly have been placed here by the Dao Emperor? It would have been completely destroyed by the Heaven Dao a long time ago!
After all, the current three dimensions was formed from the Mortal Dimension, Netherworld, and Immortal Dimension. Once a force that threatened the Netherworld and Immortal Dimension existed, then it would probably be eliminated by the Laws of the Heaven Dao that was the force that maintained the three dimensions.
“However, this test can’t be underestimated. I heard that not only will we encounter extremely formidable opponents, there’ll also be numerous ancient restrictions. It’s extremely dangerous, and the slightest mistake might cause us to be teleported out from here, causing us to lose any chance of obtaining the Dao Emperor’s inheritance.” Ye Tang frowned, and his tone became serious.
“Let’s try our best.” Chen Xi smiled lightheartedly. After he experienced numerous cycles of life and death during the test in the Eternal Tomb of Kings, his mentality had undergone an extremely great transformation. Only with obsession in the heart would one be fearless of death, and fearlessness would allow one’s heart to be without restraint.
Presently, his mental state was in a type of ‘unrestricted’ state.
Ye Tang was stunned, and then he glanced at Chen Xi. He acutely noticed the changes in the imposing aura that surrounded Chen Xi’s body. It was perfect, clean, and without any weakness to exploit, and it was even more unfathomable than it was before.
Ten minutes later, a wisp of blood red entered into their fields of vision.
It was an expanse of the heavens and the earth that was blood red in color. In the sky, dense blood red clouds roiled; on the ground, a thick layer of blood red soil covered it. The entire world seemed as if it had been bathed in blood, and it emanated a ghastly and bloody aura that caused one’s heart to palpitate.
The Nether Immortal Bloodlands!
Chen Xi and Ye Tang suddenly stopped moving, and a wisp of vigilance surged into the space between their brows.
Because after they arrived here, it meant that the true test and dangers were about to begin.
However, before they could make a move, a wave of terrifying fluctuations of battle arose from the distant blood red world, and it carried a terrifying sound that sounded like the howls of Fiendgods.
The fluctuations were extremely powerful, and it was like a large scale battle was being carried out.
Chen Xi and Ye Tang exchanged glances, and then they didn’t hesitate to teleport over.
Numerous figures flashed through the heavens and the earth like tidewater. There were skeleton troops with eyes that surged with ghastly flames and rode on enormous skeletons, there were ferocious devils with blood red wings and savage appearances, there were bronze corpses with pitch black and dazed appearance and possessed completely frozen blood and flesh…
Amongst them were immortals that utilized various Immortal Artifacts, Fiendgods that executed various Grand Divine Abilities, and there was even no lack of some formidable and matchless puppets and machine beasts!
When looked at from afar, the expanse of figures that seemed like a powerful army actually included all sorts of experts from both the Immortal Dimension and Netherworld, and all the abilities they revealed were terrifying to the extreme.
If they didn’t witness it with their own two eyes, they would probably mistakenly think that they’d truly entered into a battlefield between the Netherworld and Immortal Dimension.
However, this army was currently besieging a single figure at this moment.
She had beautiful hair that flowed down like a waterfall, a graceful figure, and her entire body flowed with a myriad of strands of radiance. She was like a Goddess that was enveloped beneath moonlight as she moved amongst the army. Everywhere she passed, she crushed open a path of blood that was covered in piles of flesh, blood, and bones.
Surprisingly, that woman was Ling Qingwu!