All the members of the Woodskin Mask Race attacked. Surging green light rose from their bodies and swayed like thick and large branches and leaves that seemed as if they were chains, and they smashed down fiercely towards Chen Xi who stood in the distance.
Their true form was that of towering ancient trees. Even though they seemed to be weak, as soon as they attacked, all of them revealed powerful bearings as they shot through space like gods amongst trees, and they emanated terrifying might.
In an instant, this expanse of forest swiftly transformed into powder while the heavens and the earth dimmed down, and the dark veil of night was replaced by peerlessly dazzling green lights.
“Kill! Kill this kid!”
“He eavesdropped on our conversation, so we can’t allow him to escape!”
“Right, we must kill him.”
Chen Xi’s brows raised, and he didn’t hesitate to flash before a clang resounded as he withdrew the Talisman Armament.
A strand of sword qi that was vast like the ocean tore through the sky.
The second move at the Sword Emperor Realm — Calm Before the Storm!
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Those attacks that surged over were crushed into pieces by this strand of sword qi, and they were utterly unable to resist before they were smashed into pieces like bubbles.
After that, rumbling resounded as all of those 10 plus members of the Woodskin Mask Race that were charging towards him were struck by the ferocious sword qi. They swiftly fell backwards while countless branches and leaves on their bodies were torn apart.
These fellows are really not skilled in battle, and their strengths can only be considered as ordinary amongst World Enlightened True Gods. After attaining success with a single strike, Chen Xi instantly determined their ability.
This caused him to heave a sigh of relief in his heart. Actually, he was very clearly aware that these strange living beings were most adept in concealment and transforming into all sorts of false appearances.
Unfortunately, their strongest ability had been seen through by Chen Xi. On the other hand, under the circumstances that it was a head-on collision, then even if all 10 plus of them joined forces, it would be impossible for them to pose any threat to Chen Xi.
“Shit, what if we’re killed this time?”
“If that happens, then wouldn’t we meet the same end as that Divine Vine King couple and be refined into divine pills?”
“No! No! If we’re killed, we’ll at most be refined into all sorts of skin masks to deceive others. How could we possibly be refined into divine pills?”
“Oh, that’s wrong as well. Our skin is the most valuable.”
“Idiot! A bunch of idiots! This is a battle! All of you… all of you dimwitted idiots deserve to be killed and skinned!”
To Chen Xi’s shock, after these members of the Woodskin Mask Clan lost in this collision, they actually started to clamor loudly, and it angered their ‘Big Brother’ to the point he roared loudly without end.
Actually, Chen Xi wasn’t aware that the Woodskin Mask Clan was a strange race within the Last Days Domain, they were born with the bodies of gods, and they would grow a Treeheart every 3,000 years.
They were only considered a true god when they’d grown 36 petals on the Treeheart and formed a true Treeheart, and then they would possess vast intelligence and start to comprehend the Divine Dao Laws.
On the other hand, the intelligence and composure of those that hadn’t condensed a complete Treeheart would seem extremely terrible. Besides possessing the bodies of gods, their intelligence and mentality would be no different than ordinary demon beasts and monsters.
To put it in a simpler manner, all of these members of the Woodskin Mask Race that hadn’t grown a complete Treeheart were dimwitted.
Amongst all of these members of the Woodskin Mask Race, only their Big Brother had condensed a complete Treeheart. Thus, he’d repeatedly called his companions idiots.
However, even thought Chen Xi was unaware of this, he was able to roughly determine that only that ‘Big Brother’ amongst them could be considered as normal, and the other members of the Woodskin Mask Race were no different than wild beasts.
These thoughts flashed within his heart, yet Chen Xi’s movements didn’t stop at all. After he determined their strength, he’d already decided to end the battle quickly.
Another wisp of vast sword qi shot through the sky.
Space was like canvass while this wisp of sword qi was like the sharpest blade in the heavens and the earth.
It sliced through space while its edge swept towards those members of the Woodskin Mask Clan.
“Flee! Quickly! I feel like I’m going to die!”
Amidst a wave of wailing and cries, that wisp of sword qi directly slashed down horizontally onto one of them and split it into two.
After that, a swish resounded as its body transformed into an expanse of extremely dense green light, and then it suddenly condensed into a Treeheart that seemed like translucent jade. It revolved in midair before it intended to flee.
The Overarching Heaven Net enveloped down and directly restrained that Treeheart, and Chen Xi grabbed it in his hand.
Three petals on the Treeheart. Perhaps this treasure is its quintessence…. Chen Xi sized it up briefly before putting it away.
“My god! Ninth Brother has been killed!”
“What should we do?”
“Let’s flee! I don’t want to fight this fellow! It’s so terrifying!”
All of them roared loudly while fleeing in panic, and they seemed as if they’d been terrified out of their wits.
“Idiots!” Their Big Brother stamped his feet with rage while roaring endlessly with fury, and he was on the verge of going mad.
Right at this moment, a wisp of sword qi slashed down. It instantly terrifying their Big Brother to the point his entire body shivered while his branches and leaves trembled, and then his figure flashed as he actually intended to flee as well.
Unfortunately, no matter if it was their Big Brother or all the others, their vital energy had been locked onto by Chen Xi since the beginning, so they didn’t even have the time to flee before their paths of retreat was sealed off by the Overarching Heaven Net.
In the end, Chen Xi killed a few more of them, causing the others to be instantly terrified to the point of completely losing their will to fight. A wave of thumps resounded as all of them knelt on the ground before begging endlessly for mercy.
“Great God, Great God spare us!!”
“We’re willing to give up everything we possess, and we only hope that Great God will spare our lives.”
“Right, right. So long as you allow us to live, we’ll agree to anything.”
Chen Xi even had a slightly absurd feeling as he watched this scene.
Since he’d started cultivating until now, it was the first time he’d encountered such a battle. His opponents clearly had the strength to fight, yet they just so happened to not concentrate on the battle. If they were said to be cowards, then how could they have possibly had the ability to clamor with a bunch of nonsense while in battle? If they were said to not be cowards, then why would they kneel and beg endlessly for mercy? They didn’t have even a trace of dignity or limits.
In short, this battle was extremely strange, and it was the first time Chen Xi had encountered such strange opponents.
“I can spare your lives.” Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he spoke.
“Great God, please tell us your conditions!”
All of them were overjoyed.
“Hand over a Shapeless Skin, and I’ll let all of you live,” said Chen Xi. This was his true objective.
A Shapeless Skin?
All of them immediately shot their gazes towards their Big Brother at the side.
Only a member of the Woodskin Mask Race that possessed a complete Treeheart with 36 petals could condense a Shapeless Skin, and their Big Brother was the only one amongst them that could do it.
The expression of their Big Brother changed indeterminately, and he said, “If you want my Shapeless Skin, then you should just kill me!” As he spoke, he raised his head as if he would face death calmly.
When he heard this, Chen Xi directly shook the Talisman Armament while its tip pointed towards him, and then a wisp of murderous and sharp aura pressed down towards the Big Brother of the Woodskin Mask Clan. “Then I’ll do as you wish.”
“Wait!” His body suddenly went limp, and he prostrated himself on the ground. “I… I’ll hand it over….”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but shake his head. These fellows really are cowardly. He seemed as if he would take death calmly earlier, yet he directly broke down in the next moment.
A strand of a strange fluctuation arose as their Big Brother open his mouth and spat, and he spat out a Treeheart that seemed like a lotus flower. It revolved while emanated dense green light, and Chen Xi could clearly see that this Treeheart had 36 petals. Every single petal was branded with clear veins and diagrams that looked like Divine Dao Markings, and it emanated an intoxicating aura.
With merely just a single glance, numerous diverse and unusual scenes appeared within Chen Xi’s field of vision. It was the appearance of all living beings, and even their emotions and desired were clearly revealed by it.
It was even to the extent that if Chen Xi’s Dao Heart wasn’t firm, then his soul would have almost been lost within it.
“This is the Shapeless Skin?” Chen Xi took a deep breath as he flicked his sleeve, causing an expanse of azure light to shoot out and take the Treeheart away, and then he raised it up near his eyes and observed it.
On the other hand, the Big Brother of the Woodskin Mask Race’s members seemed as if he’d lost his vital energy, and the aura emanated from his entire body waned to the limit. Moreover, the skin on its entire body became dim as if it was on the verge of death.
“That’s my Treeheart. If you utilize it, you’ll be able to transform into the appearance of anyone at will, and even Universe Enlightened Ancestral God’s are unable to see through it.” Their Big Brother spoke in a hoarse voice. “However, in the hands of your human race, it can only be utilized three times. After that, it’ll vanish completely…”
As he finished speaking, his voice couldn’t help but emanated a strand of sorrow. That was his quintessence energy. One petal could only be condensed every 3,000 years, and since it was an entire 36 petals, it meant that he’d spent 108,000 years on it!
Yet now, he was asked to give his own Treeheart to another, thus he naturally felt horrible in his heart.
The others revealed a wisp of sorrow when they saw this as well. Moreover, some of them had even started crying and seemed to sympathize with him.
Chen Xi thought for a moment, and then he tossed a storage pouch over. “You can consider this as a little repayment from me. Keep it.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he left swiftly.
Within the storage pouch was some of those divine treasures that he’d plundered from Yu Chen’s companions that day. They couldn’t be said to be extremely valuable and utilizing it to compensate those members of the Woodskin Mask Clan could be said to be Chen Xi’s kind intentions.
Sometimes, stopping a slaughter often required more courage than slaughtering.
After one attained a cultivation like Chen Xi’s, one’s mentality would have changed, and one would obtain a completely new understanding of slaughter. However, no matter what he did, it was enough for him so long as he didn’t betray his heart.
With this Shapeless Skin and the Copper Coin of Treasurefall in my possession, I can disguise myself as Yin Huaikong. In this way, perhaps I’ll be able to trick my way through that passageway…. Chen Xi was rather happy in his heart while he traveled swiftly in midair.
The Copper Coin of Treasurefall belonged to the Sovereign Sect while Yin Huaikong was an Elite Disciple of the Sovereign Sect. Now that Chen Xi had obtained a complete Treeheart from the Woodskin Mask Race by chance, it just so happened that he could take Yin Huaikong’s appearance and go through that passageway that was guarded by the Sovereign Sect.
If his luck was good, then he wouldn’t even have to expend any effort to enter Snow Ink Region!
Hmm? There are so many formidable auras. Looks like that’s the Hunting Area…. After the time for an incense stick to burn, Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving while he looked towards the distance. The scene in the distance was completely different to the scenes he’d seen before this, and it seemed as if the world had been overturned.
It seemed as if there was an invisible line in the distance, and it split the heavens and the earth into two. One half was pitch black like ink while the other was scarlet red like blood. The scenery was still the same, yet the atmosphere had become mysterious and ghastly.
Chen Xi knew that the Last Days Domain’s Hunting Area was within that blood colored expanse of the heavens and the earth!