Within a colorful passageway in an expanse of overlapped space.
A’Xiu led Chen Xi forward at a quick pace, and in next to no time, they arrived within a Secret Realm that was like a minor world.
“Kid, you’ve finally returned.”
As soon as Chen Xi arrived here, he noticed numerous figures standing on a Dao platform, and they seemed to be discussing something. As soon as they noticed Chen Xi’s appearance here, all of them spoke with pleasant surprise.
Shockingly, the head instructors of the inner court, Wang Daolu, Xuanyuan Pojun, the outer court’s Dean Zhou Zhili, the Dean of the Pill Reserve Chen Haoran, and the others were all here.
There was around twenty plus people here, and all of them were prestigious instructors in the academy.
Besides them, Ye Tang, Zhen Lu, Zhao Mengli, Ji Xuanbing, and the other inner court students were present here as well.
Chen Xi walked forward and greeted all of them, his heart easing up greatly.
However, he felt slightly dissatisfied when he thought about how Wang Daolu and the others remained indifferent towards the unexpected event that had erupted within the academy
and even hid within this Secret Realm instead.
However, Chen Xi was clearly aware that he was currently unaware of the exact situation within the academy. So it wasn’t right for him to flare up, and he could only forcefully restrain this strand of displeasure that was in his heart.
“Where are the others?” Chen Xi swept the surroundings with his gaze, and he noticed that there weren’t many students present here.
“There’s no need to worry. Presently, the academy has suffered a great unexpected event. All the students of the Star Alliance and some students of the inner court have been carefully protected elsewhere.” A’Xiu explained from the side.
“What exactly happened in these past few days?” Chen Xi couldn’t help but frown and ask when he heard this. He’d just witnessed the horrifying state the academy was in, and he’d even been repeatedly obstructed and encircled all along the way. There was still a strand of killing intent stuck in his heart, and he didn’t have a place to vent it.
“It’s a long story. But at the bottom of it all, it’s because of the calamity!” Wang Daolu spoke while his brows knit tightly together, and his face was covered with a wisp of deep worry as he explained everything to Chen Xi.
It turned out that after this calamity swept through the three dimensions and along with the departure of Meng Xinghe, Hua Jiankong, Zhao Taici, Chi Cangsheng, Ao Jiuhui, and the others, the entire Dao Emperor Academy had fallen into disorder.
It was like a host of dragons without a leader, and everyone was terrified and uneasy. Coupled with a few powers coveting the position of Dean and causing trouble, even Wang Daolu and the other instructors were powerless to take control of the situation, causing the academy to fall into chaos.
Moreover, three days ago, the instructors from the Zhongli Clan, Wanqi Clan, and Jiang Clan had suddenly joined forces with the intention of occupying the Dao Emperor Divine Palace and electing a new Dean.
It was like a single stone that caused a thousand waves. As soon as it occurred, it immediately suffered extreme opposition from numerous instructors and students. However, the three great powers persisted willfully and arbitrarily, and they even crushed all opposition with bloody methods, causing numerous conflicts to erupt. Many instructors and students had perished from this, and it caused Dao Emperor Academy to fall completely into upheaval.
It wasn’t just that, during this chaotic situation, the Ji Clan, Mu Clan, Dragon Dimension, Phoenix Clan, and the other powers within the academy started to join into this, and they intended to support the candidate they selected up onto the position of Dean in the academy.
In short, because too many powers had participated, this upheaval in the academy had fallen into complete chaos. Under such circumstances, Wang Daolu and the others could only avoid the brunt of this upheaval and hide temporarily.
It was utterly chaotic!
This was what Chen Xi felt after he finished listening to all of this, and this showed that the academy’s situation had already arrived at an extremely severe and dangerous state.
Especially when he heard that even ancient powers like the Ji Clan, Mu Clan, Phoenix Clan, Buddha Dimension, and Dragon Dimension intended to occupy the position of Dean, Chen Xi’s face instantly sank.
“What’s all of this?” Chen Xi had an emotionless expression as he glanced at Ji Xuanbing, Zhao Mengli, and Zhen Lu, causing all of their hearts to tremble as they felt a trace of terror.
Presently, everyone was clearly aware that Chen Xi had obtained the Dao Emperor’s inheritance, and he was the one and only successor that possessed the qualifications to succeed the position of Dean in Dao Emperor Academy. So logically speaking, Ji Xuanbing and the others should understand this.
“Chen Xi, you’ve misunderstood. That’s the will of our clans, and it isn’t something we can resist. After all, the academy is in chaos, and the Dean didn’t announce his successor before leaving. So since the Zhongli Clan, Wanqi Clan, and Jiang Clan can fight for the position of Dean, the other powers were naturally unwilling to give it up just like that.” Ji Xuanbing spoke with a bitter tone and explained briefly.
“They can wantonly cause chaos and cause harm to the instructors and students of the academy just for the position of Dean? What sort of logic is that?” Chen Xi’s brows knit together while his voice revealed a rare stern tone, and every single move he made revealed a dignified aura that was deterring.
“Not to mention that the calamity has swept through the three dimensions now, and the Sovereign Sect has already seized this opportunity to sweep through the three dimensions. Under such circumstances, they aren’t thinking about jointly resisting our formidable enemy and are instead causing internal strife. They simply deserve death!”
Everyone went silent like cicadas in the winter.
Even Wang Daolu and the other instructors were extremely surprised. They acutely noticed that Chen Xi was currently unlike before. He seemed as if he’d become a completely different person, and he possessed a type of imposing spirit.
“Chen Xi, there’s something you’re unaware of. Originally, the situation wouldn’t have become so terrible. Originally, our Dao Emperor Academy had ten gods residing within the academy. So even if the seven great ancient clans attacked jointly, we wouldn’t be afraid of them at all. But along with the arrival of this calamity, there isn’t a single god left in the academy.” Wang Daolu sighed. “Most importantly, even Hua Jiankong, Chi Cangsheng, Zhao Taici, and the other seniors at the Immortal King Realm have vanished one by one, and it allowed all of these powers to seize this opportunity because the academy was unguarded.”
As soon as these words were spoken, it greatly cleared up Chen Xi’s mind. Only now did he realize that Wang Daolu and the others weren’t aware that Chi Cangsheng and the others had attained the Godrank Realm a long time ago. Moreover, even Hua Jiankong had followed them to the Last Days Domain.
What did this mean?
It meant that Dao Emperor Academy didn’t just have no gods to take care of the overall situation in the academy, there wasn’t even a single Immortal King within the academy. So how could it possibly suppress those powers from coveting the position of Dean?
After all, even an ancient great clan like the Zuoqiu Clan had a few Immortal Kings in the past. If the instructors of the other great powers led the Immortal Kings of their clans to invade the academy and fight for the position of Dean, then it would indeed be extremely difficult to deal with.
For example, Wanqi Qing that Chen Xi encountered earlier was obviously an Immortal King from the Wanqi Clan!
On the other hand, if the Wanqi Clan, Zhongli Clan, Jiang Clan, and the other great powers had all sent Immortal Kings out for the sake of fighting for the position of Dean in the academy, then such a situation was indeed something that Wang Daolu and the others were unable to resist.
At this moment, Chen Xi finally came to a complete understanding, and a cold glow surged in his eyes while he said indifferently, “Looks like they really think there’s no one capable left within our Dao Emperor Academy!”
Every single word he spoke was resolute, powerful, and flowed with boundless killing intent!
As soon as he finished speaking, he turned around and intended to leave.
“Chen Xi, what’re you thinking of doing?” Wang Daolu’s heart tightened, and he spoke hastily.
“Kill our enemies!” Chen Xi lightly spat out three words from between his lips. The situation was extremely chaotic, utterly chaotic. However, he couldn’t be bothered to care about the cause of it. All who caused harm to Dao Emperor Academy deserved death!
“You…” Wang Daolu berated in a stern voice. “Is this any different than giving your life away? Presently, you’ve already obtained the Dao Emperor’s inheritance. So long as you’re alive, the day will come when you’re able to reclaim everything. So why play with your life!?”
“Would you live up to the Dean’s trust by acting in this way? Chen Xi, enduring it for now isn’t necessarily a bad thing!”
“Chen Xi, it isn’t that we’re unwilling to fight for the academy, and we’re utterly unwilling to endure this humiliation and hide here. If it wasn’t for the sake of maintaining the inheritance of the academy, we would have fought with our lives on the line since a long time ago!”
The other instructors spoke successively as well and dissuaded Chen Xi. They wanted him to endure it for now and not act impulsively.
Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving, and then he swept everyone with his gaze. As he gazed at the concern and worry on their faces, he couldn’t help but take a deep breath before he casually withdrew two Immortal Artifacts.
One was the Green Spiritbreaker Nightmare Spear and the other was the Spirit Lightning Golden Hairpin, and they floated in midair while emanating boundless might.
“This treasure belongs to the Sovereign Sect’s Elite Disciple, Wu Ting!”
“This is Spirit Lightning Golden Hairpin that belongs to a senior of the Wanqi Clan at the Immortal King Realm, Wanqi Qing!”
In an instant, these two Immortal Artifacts were recognized, and everyone felt slightly surprised and bewildered as they gazed at Chen Xi. Could it be…
“Yes, they were both killed by me.” As soon as he finished speaking, Chen Xi turned around and left.
Everyone shook as if they were struck by lightning, and their pupils dilated while tempestuous waves arose in their hearts. Chen Xi actually killed two Immortal Kings by himself? But he…is clearly only at the Half-step Immortal King Realm!
“No matter if it’s true or not. Since Chen Xi has already decided, then we can’t hesitate as well!” The outer court’s Dean, Zhou Zhili, took a deep breath while divine light flowed within his eyes, and then he said in a low voice, “Instructors at the Half-step Immortal King Realm, please support Chen Xi with me. The others stay behind!”
After he left the Secret Realm and passed through the colorful passageway, Chen Xi returned once more into the academy.
The inner court was right before his eyes, and it was deathly silent. The sounds of battle that Chen Xi heard earlier had vanished, and it seemed like the curtains to everything had been drawn.
“They’re currently fighting for control of the Dao Emperor Divine Palace. The Dao Emperor Divine Palace is the center of the entire academy. So long as it’s taken under their control, it’s equivalent to controlling the entire academy.” Wang Daolu, Zhou Zhili, and the other instructed rushed over and gathered behind Chen Xi.
Chen Xi had heard of the Dao Emperor Divine Palace as well, and it was located at the depths of the inner court. According to legend, it was personally created by the Dao Emperor himself, and it had always been the Dean’s place of cultivation. Moreover, there was an ancient cauldron within it that controlled all the restrictions in the academy, and it was called the Ancient Dao Inheritance Cauldron.
This cauldron didn’t just control the numerous restrictions within the academy, even the Dao Bell of Vie in the outer court, the Heavenflow Divine Mirror in the Dao Development Reserve, the Daolight Jade Scripture in the Scripture Reserve, the Nine Profundity Divine Cauldron in the Pill Reserve, and various other ancient treasures were connected to it from afar.
In other words, so long as one took control of the Ancient Dao Inheritance Cauldron, one had more or less taken control of the entire academy. Obviously, those powers that were causing trouble in the academy were targeting the Ancient Dao Inheritance Cauldron.
When he understood all of this, Chen Xi didn’t hesitate at all to head into the inner court.
All along the way, the surroundings were still covered in ruins as if it had been plundered. The entire inner court was in a mess, and the scene was horrifying. The vitality it had in the past had completely vanished.
This caused the killing intent in Chen Xi’s heart to seethe even more, and he was on the verge of being unable to restrain it.
The entire academy that was like a beautiful immortal paradise was covered in a scene of desolation and destruction now. So how could Chen Xi be able to endure it?
“Stop! This place has been sealed off! Quickly withdraw from here!” Suddenly, an expanse of grand buildings floated into appearance in the distance. It was like a wall that lay across the area and towered into the clouds, and a black clothed middle aged man stood in the clouds while he shouted loudly in a deep voice that rumbled like thunder.