Ling Qingwu stared blankly at the Dao Platform before her, and she only recovered from her shock after a short moment. She said with surprise, “It really worked?”
She was fully concentrated on breaking open the restriction earlier that she’d only come to an understanding at this moment. Chen Xi’s guidance from before had actually pointed directly at its vulnerable point, allowing her to break open the restriction with a single strike.
When she thought of how she’d exhausted great efforts yet was unable to shake the restriction at all, and then compared it to the situation before her eyes, she couldn’t help but be extremely astonished in her heart.
Ye Tang glanced at Chen Xi with a strange gaze as well.
Chen Xi just smiled and didn’t say anything.
Earlier, he’d noticed that the restriction which enveloped the surroundings of this Dao Platform was indeed as Ling Qingwu said, it was filled with a strand of the aura of divinity. However, it was absolutely not impossible to break open.
Not to mention relying on the Eye of Divine Truth, merely his ability of deduction as a Supreme Talisman Formation Grandmaster was sufficient to accurately locate the core of this restriction.
After all, no matter how formidable this restriction was, it was obviously too inferior when compared to the Restrictions of the Gods that he’d seen in the God Attainment Region.
“Then why didn’t you say so earlier? Did you intend to watch me make a fool of myself?” Ling Qingwu glanced at Chen Xi with slight anger.
“Of course not. I thought that because that restriction was so simple, Senior Sister would be entirely capable of easily dealing with it. Who would have imagined…?” Chen Xi had a helpless expression. When he was about to finish speaking, he instantly shut his mouth because Ling Qingwu’s expression was obviously turning more and more embarrassed and covered in anger as if she was a cat that was about to go berserk.
“Alright, quickly take a look and see if there’s an exit on this Dao Platform.” Ye Tang hurriedly eased the situation when he saw this, and he moved their attention towards the Dao Platform.
“There should be one. Let’s get on it. If I’m not wrong, this Dao Platform is probably an ancient teleportation formation.” Sure enough, Ling Qingwu’s attention was instantly moved away, and she sized up the ancient Dao Platform before directly ascending it.
As soon as Ling Qingwu’s figure step foot on the Dao Platform, a strand of fluctuation swept out.
Chen Xi and Ye Tang hurriedly followed her up the platform when they noticed this.
In an instant, the three of them felt their figures lighten before they vanished on the ancient Dao Platform.
This was an expanse of starry sky that was burning.
All the myriad of stars in the sky were burning fiercely, and they illuminated the entire sky.
This scene was extremely unusual. It was like numerous star volcanoes had erupted, and it completely transformed the universe into an expanse of a surging ocean of flames that were blazing and dazzling while waves of flames surged about.
At the center of this starry sky that seemed like an ocean of flames was a winding path.
The path was formed from numerous floating and independent meteors. Every single meteor was flying about and revolving, and they formed an extremely unstable path that one couldn’t see the end of. It was like a pathway to the heavens.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Numerous burning comets descended from the depths of the starry sky, and they drew out numerous gorgeous arcs as they rubbed against space to the point of emanating violent rumbling. They ceaselessly smashed down upon the path in the starry sky, causing blazing light to shoot into the sky, and it was an extremely astounding sight.
This expanse of the starry sky was called the Flowing Flame Region, whereas the path that lay across the starry sky was called the Comet Corridor.
Every single meteor that formed the Comet Corridor was enveloped in a layer of restriction, and there was a total of three thousand meteors. They were called the Restrictions of Three Thousand.
This was the second test in the Nether Immortal Region. The students that entered this test were only required to safely past through the Comet Corridor before they would be able to truly enter the place where the Nether Immortal’s Coffin resided.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
At this moment, three figures were advancing step by step in the depths of the Comet Corridor. However, every step forward they took was extremely difficult, and it was even to the extent that they were frequently forced to retreat repeatedly.
Because numerous comets shot down all around them in dense masses. The might of every single comet was comparable to the strongest attack a Saint Immortal could execute, and it was terrifying to the extreme.
Moreover, the floating meteors beneath them were moving about without end while the meteors were enveloped by restrictions. So if they were unable to break open the restrictions, then it would be utterly impossible for them to advance.
In other words, there were at least three types of dangers on this Comet Corridor. The first was the attacks of the comets that descended without end, the second was the meteors beneath one’s feet that ceaselessly changed position, and the third was the formidable restrictions that enveloped the meteors.
Under such circumstances, the difficulty to pass through this Comet Corridor was obvious.
If one was all alone here, then it would be utterly impossible to pass through. Because one not only had to avoid the attack of the comets, one had to pay attention to the location of the meteor beneath one’s feet at all times while dealing with the restriction on the next meteor. There was probably not a single one of the students that participated in this test within the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds that was capable of accomplishing all of this.
“We’re at the 1,300th meteor already. We’re almost halfway to success. We must persist!” On the Comet Corridor, Nie Xingzhen reminded in a low voice, and he cheered on Gu Yueru and Zhongli Luo who were by his side.
Nie Xingzhen had greyish brown hair, and a rather refined appearance. However, at this moment, he had a solemn expression while his entire body was enveloped in layer upon layer of thick divine radiance, and he ceaselessly utilized the immortal sword in his hand to defend against the comets that descended without end.
“Big Brother Nie, don’t worry, I’m fine.” Zhongli Luo licked his lips while battle intent surged violently in his entire body as he fought the comets that descended throughout the sky, and it caused him to feel greatly pressured as well. However, the greater the pressure, the more excited he became, and he had a disposition that rather thirsted for battle.
“The restrictions are growing in difficulty… If this continues, then the consequences will be unimaginable.” The beautiful brows of Gu Yueru who stood at the front of the group knit together while a wisp of worry covered her face. She wore an indigo blue long dress and had an elegant and graceful bearing. However, at this moment, her face was slightly pale, and a wisp of exhaustion that was impossible to conceal filled the space between her brows.
In their group, Gu Yueru was in-charge of overcoming the restrictions. Even though she didn’t have to fight, the consumption of her Heart Energy was extremely great. Up until now, she’d already dealt with 1,300 restrictions, and her Heart Energy was greatly consumed.
“Take it slow and move forward step by step. We’ll be able to succeed in the end.” After going silent for a short while, Nie Xingzhen said, “Junior Brother Zhongli, let’s take on our responsibility and work hard to gain more time for Junior Sister Gu.”
Zhongli Luo nodded.
Gu Yueru glanced at Nie Xingzhen with gratitude. She took a deep breath before she went silent, and she started to continue concentrating on dealing with the restrictions.
“Hmm?” Right at this moment, Nie Xingzhen’s brows raised, and he swiftly slashed his sword towards three comets that were smashing down right at them before he said, “They’ve actually arrived here as well.”
“It’s Ling Qingwu and the others.” Meanwhile, Zhongli Luo noticed Ling Qingwu’s group as well, and his heart couldn’t help but tighten. “I heard that only three people at most are able to obtain the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance. Originally, I thought Ling Qingwu would act by herself, and I didn’t take her to be a rival. Yet who would have imagined that she would actually act alongside Ye Tang and Chen Xi.” As he spoke, he waved the dual blades in his hands and shattered the ceaselessly descending comets one by one.
“You’re right. Since the ancient times until now, only three people at most are able to obtain the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance. For example, the current Dean and the Scripture Reserve’s Senior of the Phoenix Clan and Dragon Dimension were the three existences that obtained the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance all those years ago.” Nie Xingzhen spoke casually. “But even then, we don’t have to worry about Ling Qingwu and the others. At this moment, we’re already halfway through the Comet Corridor, and they’re bound to be left behind by us.”
Zhongli Luo nodded.
As senior students of the inner court, they were respectively ranked at the 1st, 2nd, and 5th position on the Heavenstar Saint Rankings, so they would naturally not be too afraid of Ling Qingwu, Ye Tang, and Chen Xi.
After all, they were similarly aware that Ling Qingwu was just like Chen Xi, and she’d just attained the Saint Immortal Realm, whereas Ye Tang was still at the Golden Immortal Realm. Even if the three of them worked together, it would absolutely be impossible for Ling Qingwu’s group to compete with them.
Not to mention that they had Gu Yueru by their side. She’d already become a Supreme Talisman Formation Grandmaster a very long time ago, and her master was the one and only senior in the academy that possessed the attainments of a Talisman God, Senior Bu Ping!
With her taking charge of dealing with the restrictions on the Comet Corridor, they didn’t have to worry at all about being surpassed by Chen Xi and the others.
This is the Comet Corridor? When he saw that expanse of burning starry sky and the corridor that lay across the center of the starry sky while seeming like a pathway that led to the heavens, Chen Xi couldn’t help but exclaim with surprise in his heart.
Such a grand scene could be considered as a masterpiece!
“Look! Nie Xingzhen and the others are already halfway through the Comet Corridor. We must make the best use of our time. Even though we aren’t mortal enemies, for the sake of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance, a competitive relationship has already formed between our two groups, and we can’t be left behind.” Ye Tang focused his gaze towards the distance, and he spoke in a low voice.
Compared to Nie Xingzhen and the others, Ye Tang was similarly like a new student, and it was just like his relationship with Chen Xi at this moment. When Ye Tang had just entered the academy, Nie Xingzhen and the others had already become renowned students in the inner court.
When facing such opponents, Ye Tang couldn’t help but feel a trace of pressure in his heart.
However, Ling Qingwu didn’t care at all, and she said casually, “Let’s go. I’ll go ahead and break through the restrictions. You two protect me.”
As she spoke, she was about to act.
“Wait!” Chen Xi hurriedly stopped her. “Senior Sister Ling, it’s better to allow me to do that.”
He was clearly aware that there was a total of three thousand meteors on the Comet Corridor, and they were covered with various different restrictions that were called the Restrictions of three thousand. It was extremely difficult to pass through them.
Under such circumstances, he didn’t dare allow Ling Qingwu to deal with the restrictions. It couldn’t be helped because her display on the Nether Immortal Bloodlands earlier caused Chen Xi to be truly unable to not feel worried.
Ling Qingwu glanced at Chen Xi. “You think I can’t do it?”
“Senior Sister, you’ve misunderstood. I’ve just done some research towards restrictions, and I feel that I’m entirely capable of sharing some of the responsibility with Senior Sister.” Chen Xi explained in a serious manner. Ling Qingwu was one that spoke frankly and spoke everything on her mind. Chen Xi was clearly aware of this since a long time ago, so he naturally wouldn’t feel unhappy because of this.
“Yes, allow Junior Brother Chen Xi to do it.” Ye Tang had heard that even the Pill Reserve’s Nine Profundity Treasured Cauldron had been repaired by Chen Xi. Moreover, many seniors of the Pill Reserve held Chen Xi’s attainments in the Talisman Dao in extremely high esteem. So allowing Chen Xi to deal with the restrictions right now was undoubtedly the best choice.
As for Ling Qingwu… Truthfully speaking, Ye Tang was slightly worried as well if she was in-charge of dealing with the restrictions because he was worried that she would withdraw the Heaven Destruction Seal once more and wildly smash the restrictions.
Ling Qingwu wasn’t someone that acted arbitrarily. She immediately nodded and said upon hearing this, “Alright.”
Chen Xi and Ye Tang exchanged glances, and then both of them started smiling.
Ling Qingwu glanced at Chen Xi and said, “However, if you’re unable to allow me to surpass Nie Xingzhen and the others…”
Before she could finish speaking, she was interrupted by Chen Xi who struck his chest and guaranteed. “Don’t worry Senior Sister, I’ll absolutely do my best.”
Ling Qingwu glared slightly angrily at Chen Xi because she was interrupted by him. “I hope you’re able to because I don’t want to lose to Gu Yueru!”