Up until the point they arrived at the 653rd meteor, Ye Tang suffered a terrifying impact, causing him to almost fall of the meteor.
At the critical moment, it was Chen Xi who’d suddenly steadied himself and held onto Ye Tang, allowing Ye Tang to avoid disaster.
When he saw such a scene, Chen Xi instantly understood everything, and the Violetsky Immortal Sword appeared in his hand before he slashed through the air, causing an enormous and brilliant strand of sword qi to slash out.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
A wave of rumbling explosions resounded in the starry sky. All the comets that assaulted them without end were completely slashed into two before shattering into nothingness, causing a short period of emptiness to appear in the starry sky.
The strength of this strike instantly caused Ling Qingwu’s eyes to narrow. She’d never imagined at all that besides a formidable cultivation in the Talisman Dao, Chen Xi’s cultivation in the Sword Dao would have actually attained such a state.
Actually, she wasn’t aware that Chen Xi would absolutely be unable to accomplish this when he’d just arrived at the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds, yet now, he wasn’t the same any longer.
Firstly, after he overcame the Eternal Tomb of Kings defended by the Sword Exalt, it allowed his cultivation in the Sword Dao to attain perfection in the Sword God Realm in one go, and he was only a step away from charging into the Sword Emperor Realm.
Besides that, the Saint Dao Aura he ceaselessly obtained on the Comet Corridor allowed Chen Xi to gradually fuse the Five Element Divine Crest and Tempest Divine Crest. Presently, he was fusing the Taichi Divine Crest, and all of this allowed his combat strength to experience an obvious improvement, allowing him to shatter all the comets that covered the sky with a single strike.
However, the Taichi Divine Crest contained the Grand Dao Laws of Light, Darkness, Yin, and Yang, and it was much more difficult to fuse than the Five Element and Tempest Divine Crests.
Presently, the Saint Dao Aura he’d absorbed had merely allowed him to fuse less than 10% of the Taichi Divine Crest.
After he struck down numerous comets with a single strike of the sword, Chen Xi immediately said, “Senior Brother Ye Tang, if you’re unable to persist any longer, then leave it to me.”
“Then who’ll deal with the restrictions?” Ling Qingwu asked in a frank manner.
“Of course, it’ll be me as well,” said Chen Xi with a smile. “But it’ll probably take a bit more time.”
“In this way, wouldn’t we be unable to catch up to Gu Yueru and the others?” Ling Qingwu frowned as she muttered.
Chen Xi thought for a moment and stared at the distant corridor as he said, “Senior Sister Ling, there’s no need to worry. Everything is still unknown until someone arrives at the final restriction.”
Ling Qingwu nodded. “We can only do this then.”
“Hmm?” Chen Xi suddenly noticed that during the time he was talking with Ling Qingwu, Ye Tang actually fell into a state of Dao comprehension, and the vital energy within Ye Tang’s body seethed and was suffused with strands of Saint Dao Aura.
“He’s actually breaking through at a time like this?” Ling Qingwu was stunned, and she felt slight disbelief.
Chen Xi smiled instead. “This is called a blessing that comes from misfortune. Let’s wait for a while. The restrictions on this Comet Corridor will get more and more troublesome the further we go, and the time they utilize to overcome the restrictions will only be longer and longer. We don’t lack this little bit of time.”
As he spoke, he swung Violetsky to start protecting Ye Tang.
Ling Qingwu thought for a moment, and she knew that they had no other choice.
Of course, if Ye Tang advanced successfully into the Saint Immortal Realm, then even if he hadn’t established a Saint Dao Law of his own, the combat strength he possessed would undergo a tremendous transformation. At that time, there would be entirely no need for Chen Xi to be distracted while dealing with the restrictions.
“I never expected that Ye Tang is actually advancing into the Saint Immortal Realm. Looks like his fight with the Master of the Blade Domain at the Eternal Tomb of Kings benefitted him greatly.” Outside the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds, a wisp of surprise suffused Hua Jiankong’s eyes.
Wang Daolu frowned instead when he heard this. “In this way, wouldn’t they have to stop advancing? This is slightly bad.”
“Could it be that it’s extremely likely that Nie Xingzhen’s group will obtain the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance this time?”
“We can only say that they have a very good chance.”
“Let’s continue watching first. The Restriction of Three Thousand isn’t so easy to overcome. Especially the last hundred restrictions, it has obstructed the footsteps of countless students since the ancient times until now.”
“Exactly. All those years ago, the Dean and the others were trapped by the last hundred restrictions as well. In the end, they forcefully exhausted half a month of time before they barely overcame it. Fortunately, no one was competing with the Dean’s group all those years ago, otherwise the outcome would be impossible to foresee. Hahaha.”
“Heh. You old goat, aren’t you afraid the Dean will hear you, turn angry from embarrassment, and break your old bones?”
“Shut your dirty mouth!”
The other seniors discussed animatedly without end, and as they discussed, they couldn’t help but mention the performance of the Dean on the Comet Corridor all those years ago, causing many seniors to smile without end.
“Eh, they’ve stopped. Haha! So it’s because Ye Tang is breaking through and advancing in his cultivation. Great, if his advancement this time takes a long time, then we’ll absolutely win!” At this moment, on a meteor in the depths of the Comet Corridor, Zhongli Luo noticed this scene, and he immediately laughed while the wisp of pressure in his heart was completely wiped away.
“That’s enough. As fellow students of the academy, is there any reason to take pleasure in their misfortune?” Nie Xingzhen frowned as he glared at Zhongli Luo. “Stop getting distracted. It’s better to concentrate on protecting Junior Sister Gu and pass through this place as soon as possible.”
Even though he spoke in this way, he heaved a sigh of relief in his heart as well, and he felt extremely relaxed. It couldn’t be helped, Chen Xi’s group’s performance made him feel a great deal of pressure as well.
Now, when he saw that they were forced to stop and wait for Ye Tang to advance, it naturally greatly relieved the pressure they were facing.
“Could it be that this is the assistance of the heavens, and we’re bound to obtain the acknowledgement of the Dao Emperor’s inheritance?” Such a thought inadvertently floated up into appearance within Nie Xingzhen’s mind.
For an entire three days, Ye Tang was still in a state of breaking through. The vital energy in his entire body blazed like a furnace and sprayed out surging divine radiance of the Saint Dao, yet it was impossible to discern exactly when he would advance completely.
During these three days of time, Chen Xi and Ling Qingwu had been always protecting him. It was fine for Chen Xi, but the space between Ling Qingwu’s beautiful brows already carried a trace of anxiousness.
Because during these three days of time, Nie Xingzhen’s group had already arrived at the 1,976th meteor, and they were around twenty more meteors away from arriving at the 2,000th meteor.
On the other hand, up until now, their group was still on the 653rd meteor, and the gap between their two groups had been instantly drawn apart by over 1,300 meteors!
What did this mean?
It meant they had to spend the time to overcome an entire 1,300 plus meteors! At that moment, perhaps Nie Xingzhen’s group would have already passed through the Comet Corridor!
Under such circumstances, how could Ling Qingwu not be anxious?
She was very clearly aware that the Nether Immortal’s Coffin resided right behind the Comet Corridor, and so long as they passed through it, they would arrive at the Past Life Bloodpool of legend.
The Dao Emperor’s inheritance was buried in the area where the Past Life Bloodpool resided!
“Senior Sister Ling, have you joined any student society yet?” Chen Xi’s voice suddenly sounded out by her ear, causing Ling Qingwu to completely return to her senses, and then she frowned. It’s already at a time like this, yet this fellow is actually concerned about that? Could it be that he isn’t anxious at all?
She glared angrily at Chen Xi and said, “No!”
Chen Xi smiled instead and said seriously, “Senior Sister Ling, then can I invite you to join my Star Alliance?”
“Your Star Alliance?” Ling Qingwu was obviously stunned. It really was the first time she’d heard of this, but right after that, she puckered her lips and said, “Ask me again after we return from the Ancient Dao Emperor Grounds. I don’t have the mood to consider such a thing now.”
“Then it’s decided,” said Chen Xi with a smile.
“What’s decided!?” Ling Qingwu opened her eyes wide and glared fiercely at Chen Xi. “How can you be such a scoundrel? Did I agree to join?”
Chen Xi was clearly aware of Ling Qingwu’s temper, and he knew that she wasn’t angry, so he smiled as he shrugged and said, “Senior Sister, didn’t you not refuse as well?”
Ling Qingwu was stunned, and then she glanced at Chen Xi while seeming to be lost in thought. She bit her cherry lips and pondered for a long time before she suddenly said, “I can agree to join your Star Alliance, but the precondition is that we have to catch up to them on this Comet Corridor. What do you think?”
Chen Xi agreed without the slightest hesitation. “Of course!”
When she saw Chen Xi agree so readily, it caused Ling Qingwu to be slightly stunned instead, and she faintly felt that this fellow was probably waiting for her to speak these words.
“I agree as well.” Right at this moment, Ye Tang spoke abruptly, and then he stood up while his entire body emanated a saintly aura. He’d actually advanced successfully.
Chen Xi immediately cupped his hands and said upon hearing this, “Congratulations, Senior Brother Ye Tang.”
“Hmph! Luckily, you didn’t delay us, Otherwise, I might even feel like killing you.” Ling Qingwu glared at Ye Tang.
“Truly thank you, both of you.” Ye Tang acted unlike he usually did and spoke in a serious manner.
Chen Xi said with a smile, “Since Senior Brother Ye Tang has agreed to join my Star Alliance, this gratitude of yours truly overwhelms me.”
“Alright, cut the crap. Let’s set out immediately.” Ling Qingwu spoke quickly with an anxious expression.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but smile, and then he took a deep breath before he nodded and said, “Let’s begin.”
As he spoke, he’d already focused his gaze upon the restriction ahead.
“Hahaha! Senior Sister Ling, I don’t need you to help me deal with the comets this time.”
Ye Tang held his green immortal blade in hand as he roared with laughter, and the aura of a Saint Immortal surged violently within his body. He was filled with an arrogant expression.
“Hmph! How complacent of you!” Ling Qingwu glanced a him, and then she didn’t dare hesitate to continue resisting the comets that assaulted them without end.
“Let’s go!” In merely an instant, Chen Xi waved his hand and led the group forward.
Ling Qingwu and Ye Tang were stunned because they hadn’t struck down any comets yet!
“Let’s go!” After they arrived on the next meteor, the two of them hadn’t even recovered from their shock when Chen Xi waved his hand once more, and then moved towards the next meteor.
“This…” Ling Qingwu and Ye Tang exchanged glances. Isn’t this a bit too fast?
“Let’s go!” This time, Chen Xi couldn’t even be bothered to wave his hand, and he lightly spat out two words before he continued forward.
Ling Qingwu and Ye Tang were completely stunned. At this moment, Chen Xi simply seemed domineering to the extreme, and the speed he overcame the restrictions with was actually even much faster than before!
After that, Ling Qingwu and Ye Tang felt as if they were dreaming. They traversed meteor after meteor step by step, and this speed couldn’t even be described as walking because they were almost…almost running!