As soon as he finished speaking, the hall was filled with a murderous air!
The oppressive force in the air was like a myriad of mountains that pressed down upon Chen Xi to the point he couldn’t catch his breath.
Have you changed your mind?
A single sentence that undoubtedly was the final notice that Zuoqiu Taiwu gave him!
At this instant, Chen Xi felt suffocated. He felt killing intent and danger that wasn’t concealed at all, and the hairs on his entire body stood on end.
However, a wisp of sorrow arose in his heart. This is Zuoqiu Taiwu. Only the Zuoqiu Clan resides in his heart. For the sake of the Zuoqiu Clan, he can disregard all enmity and kindness, disregard all right and wrong, and it’s even to the extent that…he’ll absolutely dare give up his life to kill me at this moment!
Yes, he had to give up his life!
It sounded laughable. Killing a Saint Immortal was as easy as crushing an ant to an Immortal King, so how could he possibly have to give up his life?
However, Chen Xi wasn’t the same as he was in the past. He was an heir of Oracle Mountain, possessed an extraordinary relationship with Nuwa’s Dao Palace, and had even obtained the inheritance of the Dao Emperor, causing all the seniors in Dao Emperor Academy to place great hopes on him.
If Zuoqiu Taiwu killed him, it was equivalent to digging his own grave. At that time, no one would just allow Zuoqiu Taiwu to continue living.
This was why he has to give up his life!
Obviously, Zuoqiu Taiwu understood all of this a long time ago. But he still made such a decision and took such action that would make him die for the sake of the Zuoqiu Clan, and this was why Chen Xi felt sorrowful.
If he looked at it from Zuoqiu Taiwu’s standpoint, Chen Xi would naturally feel extreme admiration towards Zuoqiu Taiwu.
However, when he looked at it from his own standpoint, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s actions were undoubtedly sad.
“I heard that the internal conflict within the Zuoqiu Clan isn’t because of me, and it’s because of my mother and the current Patriarch, Zuoqiu Feng.” After keeping silent for a long time, Chen Xi suppressed the various emotions in his heart and spoke slowly. “Similarly, no matter if you admit it or not, it’s utterly impossible for you to uproot such conflict with your ability.”
Zuoqiu Taiwu’s eyes narrowed while his aged and indifferent face didn’t reveal much fluctuations of emotion. However, he let out a very long sigh in his heart.
Because Chen Xi wasn’t wrong. If it wasn’t because he was unable to eliminate such conflict, why would he have constantly lived in seclusion within Dao Emperor Academy and paid no attention to everything within the Zuoqiu Clan?
At the bottom of it all, it was a type of evasive attitude!
He was clearly aware of this, yet this was all he could do, and this was his sorrow. He thought wholeheartedly for the Zuoqiu Clan, yet it was impossible for him to do anything about the internal conflict within the Zuoqiu Clan.
“This sort of conflict can be concealed, yet it’ll erupt sooner or later.” Chen Xi didn’t pay attention to see if Zuoqiu Taiwu’s expression changed, and he just continued. “However, I can guarantee that so long as you support me and support my mother, then the Zuoqiu Clan will definitely not head towards annihilation because of this. Conversely, the Zuoqiu Clan that rises from the ashes is bound to be even stronger!”
When he heard Chen Xi say this, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s face sank. “This is your choice?”
The murderous aura in the hall grew denser!
With the experience Zuoqiu Taiwu possessed, how could he be unable to discern that Chen Xi’s words still contained determination to seek revenge from the Zuoqiu Clan? Chen Xi intended to eliminate the Patriarch, Zuoqiu Feng’s, side, and this was absolutely something that he wasn’t willing to see happen.
Perhaps others weren’t aware, yet how could he, Zuoqiu Taiwu, not know that the forces controlled by Zuoqiu Feng represented almost 60% of the Zuoqiu Clan’s forces. Once it was eliminated, then the Zuoqiu Clan’s strength would definitely be reduced greatly. At that time, would the Zuoqiu Clan still possess any qualification to continue being ranked amongst the seven great ancient clans?
Perhaps after it suffered such a heavy blow, not only would it be unable to restore its former glory, it might even fall completely into decline and even be annihilated!
Because the Zuoqiu Clan that fell into decline was bound to be like a fat beast that had lost all its fangs, and the other powers would seize the opportunity to take a good bite out of it!
The aura of danger grew denser and denser in the surroundings while the bone piercing pressure grew more and more suffocating. However, at this moment, Chen Xi’s expression was still calm as if he’d completely not noticed that danger was imminent.
“Senior, could it be that you don’t want to know why I said that Zuoqiu Clan won’t be annihilated and will become even stronger instead?” Chen Xi replied with a question.
Zuoqiu Taiwu said indifferently, “I admit that if you and your mother take control of the Zuoqiu Clan, then relying on the various forces that you possess, perhaps you’ll be able to maintain the safety of the Zuoqiu Clan for a short period of time. However, it’s absolutely impossible to rely solely on external sources of strength to make the Zuoqiu Clan stronger than it is.”
He paused for a moment and continued. “At the bottom of it all, the rise and fall of a clan relies on its own strength. Not to mention that the upheaval of the three dimensions is at hand, and the Zuoqiu Clan can’t afford to suffer this!”
The meaning behind his words was that if it was at an ordinary time, perhaps he would be convinced by Chen Xi. However, at the moment before the upheaval of the three dimensions arrived, he would absolutely not allow something like this to occur.
Chen Xi asked frankly. “May I ask Senior, are there Godrank Realm existences in the Zuoqiu Clan now?”
The Godrank Realm! Zuoqiu Taiwu’s pupils constricted while his gaze that was sharp like a blade locked coldly onto Chen Xi. He didn’t say anything, yet it was a form of extremely great warning and deterrence to Chen Xi.
It seemed like he said, ‘How could I possibly tell you about such a paramount secret of the clan?’
“Looks like the Zuoqiu Clan probably possesses experts at the Godrank Realm. However, the amount… might be just a few.” Chen Xi was able to perceive a slight clue from Zuoqiu Taiwu’s silence, and he spoke in a light voice.
Zuoqiu Taiwu frowned. “Little Fellow, my patience is running low.”
Chen Xi nodded. “I understand. Before you make your decision, I’d like to tell you that if you support me and my mother, then I guarantee that the Zuoqiu Clan will obtain no less than three more existences at the Godrank Realm, and that includes…you.”
As soon as these words were spoken, it was no different than a thunderclap arising from the ground, and it caused Zuoqiu Taiwu to be extremely shocked in his heart. However, Zuoqiu Taiwu couldn’t help but reveal a wisp of ridicule from the corners of his mouth right after that, and he gazed indifferently at Chen Xi. “Oh?”
No less than three more existences at the Godrank Realm!?
How could a little fellow at the Saint Immortal Realm like him dare to speak such absurd words!?
Could it be that he thinks the Godrank Realm is trash that can be obtained anywhere?
If anyone else dared to speak such words, then Zuoqiu Taiwu wouldn’t even be bothered to listen to that person’s bullshit and would directly smash that person to death.
Even then, Chen Xi’s absurd display at this moment caused Zuoqiu Taiwu to arouse a trace of true anger. For the sake of his obsession to take revenge on the Zuoqiu Clan, this little fellow is actually willing to stop at nothing. He’s simply acting absurdly and detestably!
Because of such thoughts, he didn’t conceal his ridicule and distrust at all!
Chen Xi’s actions in reply to this was extremely simple. He withdrew a jade box.
During this entire process, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s eyes suddenly became icy cold while the vital energy within his body rumbled, and his murderous aura enveloped every single inch of space within this hall.
He thought that Chen Xi intended to utilize some sort of secret treasure to escape, so he prepared to annihilate Chen Xi with a single strike!
The rage of an Immortal King could change the world!
Merely the undisguised killing intent Zuoqiu Taiwu revealed at this moment caused Chen Xi to feel like he’d fallen into an icy pit. The vital blood in his entire body seemed as if it had frozen while his countenance turned pale.
But in the end, he still opened the jade box.
At this instant, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s killing intent erupted completely, and then he vanished on the spot. In the next moment, his aged hand appeared three inches from Chen Xi’s forehead, and his palm was filled with Immortal King Laws. It was like a terrifying lightning bolt from the Heavenly Tribulation, and once it smashed down, then not to mention Chen Xi, even an Immortal King would probably find it difficult to dodge.
However, at this very instant, Zuoqiu Taiwu’s aged hand was unable to move at all!
Because his gaze had been completely drawn over by the object within the jade box.
It was a completely round treasure that was the size of an infant’s fist and was densely covered in green divine radiance. It was like a dazzling green colored miniature sun that lay silently in the jade box, and it emanated strands of the pure aura of divinity.
As the aura of divinity ceaselessly effused out, numerous mysterious and profound diagrams and scenes appeared in the nearby space. There were gods chanting, heavenly flowers descending from the sky, auspicious birds fluttering about, the ancient tune of the Dao reverberating…
It was so divine as if it came from the legendary kingdom of gods.
The Dao Fruit’s Spirit!
Only such a divine and supreme precious treasure was capable of forming such a grand and mysterious scene.
It was precisely because he’d recognized the Dao Fruit’s Spirit that Zuoqiu Taiwu’s explosively and lethal strike had stopped at that instant, and he was unable to continue on with his attack.
His pupils gradually dilated while his brows slowly raised up, and his indifferent, murderous, and resolute expression couldn’t help but carry a wisp of shock, wonder, and disbelief as he stood stunned on the spot.
A Dao Fruit’s Spirit!
It actually really is a Dao Fruit’s Spirit!
He finally understood that everything Chen Xi said earlier wasn’t extremely absurd, and it wasn’t something absurd and detestable…
He finally understood why Chen Xi dared to boast like that earlier and why Chen Xi dared to say that he would allow the Zuoqiu Clan to have no less than three more existences at the Godrank Realm!
Everything was because of this precious treasure before his eyes — the Dao Fruit’s Spirit!
As an existence at the Immortal King Realm, how could Zuoqiu Taiwu possibly not understand the importance of the Dao Fruit’s Spirit? Since the ancient times until now, countless Immortal Kings had risked their lives yet were unable to obtain it in the end!
The reason was that the Dao Fruit’s Spirit was too rare, too precious, and too difficult to obtain. To all Immortal Kings that sought the Godrank Realm, it was a precious treasure that could only be chanced upon by luck!
Yet Zuoqiu Taiwu had never imagined that such a precious treasure would actually appear before his eyes…
At this moment, the hall was filled with silence.
On the other hand, Chen Xi heaved a long sigh of relief in his heart while his pale countenance still carried a wisp of terror. It was like he’d just taken a trip through life and death.
Ten minutes later, Chen Xi walked out from that empty and icy cold hall.
At this moment, it was noon. Dazzling sunlight that was extremely gorgeous descended from the sky, and it was just like Chen Xi’s current emotions, clear, composed, and without a trace of gloominess.
Earlier, he’d made an agreement with Zuoqiu Taiwu, and the person that changed his mind in the end was naturally Zuoqiu Taiwu. He decided to stop interfering in the enmity between Chen Xi and the Zuoqiu Clan.
On the other hand, the price Chen Xi paid was naturally the Dao Fruit’s Spirit.
For the sake of the Zuoqiu Clan, he actually almost killed me… It’s probably impossible for anyone to get over such an incident if it happened to them, right? As he stared blankly at the sun in the sky, Chen Xi couldn’t help but recall the scene that occurred within the hall earlier. He knew that even if he’d made an agreement with Zuoqiu Taiwu, he himself…would never be able to forgive Zuoqiu Taiwu…