This fellow isn’t as arrogant and conceited as he seems to be on the surface…. Chen Xi frowned as he watched Kunwu Qing leave, and he didn’t dare look down upon these disciples from the ancient clans in the Imperial Region.
Actually, it was obvious because how could someone capable of possessing the potential of a Spirit God Exalt and ascending into the Domain Enlightened Chart be an idiot?
Chen Xi didn’t waste any more time, and he continued teleporting forward.
According to the guidance he received from Empress Yu Che, he would definitely be able to find the entrance of the Desolate Manku Ruins so long as he continuously teleported into the depths of the God Burial Ocean.
Chen Xi didn’t doubt this at all because all along the way, he’d noticed that the other cultivators were acting just like this, and they were teleporting all along the way towards a fixed direction.
In the blink of an eye, a few days had already passed.
During these days, Chen Xi had practically spent all his time on travelling. Because he possessed the Divine Dark Parasol Tree, he didn’t have to spend any time at all to recover his strength, and he could teleport continuously.
Just like this, he’d actually surpassed numerous cultivators that had set out before him, and later on, he didn’t even see another figure for a very long time.
However, Chen Xi was very clearly aware that even up until now, he still hadn’t surpassed Luo Shaonong, Jia Nan, and Gongye Zhefu.
So, it was impossible for him to arouse any sense of pride in his heart.
During these few days of time, Chen Xi had noticed that many cultivators were searching for all sorts of opportunities to hunt the ferocious beasts within the ocean just like Kunwu Qing had done. Of course, there was no lack some battles that erupted between cultivators.
This caused Chen Xi to be unable to help but feel slightly curious. Could it be that hunting the ferocious beasts within this ocean will be helpful towards their exploration of the Desolate Manku Ruins later?
While holding the intention to give it a try, Chen Xi had hunted and killed a few ferocious beats all along the way.
However, he didn’t act like Kunwu Qing and utilize the corpses of other cultivators as bait, and he directly utilized himself as bait instead. He allowed a trace of his blood to flow out in order to draw the ferocious beasts over, and he was able to succeed around two out of ten times.
After that, he gathered the corpses of those ferocious beasts for when a need for them may arise in the future.
On this day, while Chen Xi was moving through the sky above the ocean, he’d utilized the same method to lure out a ferocious beast with an extremely strange appearance. It had three legs, a backbone covered in dark green spikes, and its head seemed like the head of a cow.
It charged out of the ocean, and then the spikes on its entire body suddenly swept out like numerous spears that shot violently at Chen Xi.
Chen Xi held the Talisman Armament in hand, and he slashed in a relaxed manner.
However, right when Chen Xi launched his attack, a snow white torrent tore through the sky and transformed into a crescent that slashed down.
Chen Xi’s sword strike and that crescent struck the ferocious beast at practically the exact same moment, causing its figure to be forcefully slashes into three. Blood sprayed into the air as it perished miserably on the spot.
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed slightly when he saw this, and he didn’t start to clean up the battlefield impatiently but glanced towards the side instead.
“Eh, I never expected that we would meet again, Fellow Daoist. What a coincidence.” A figure appeared in the space over there, and it was a green robed young man with a narrow and long face. It was exactly Kunwu Qing.
“In my opinion, your arrival isn’t very coincidental.” Chen Xi spoke indifferently because he didn’t feel that they’d met coincidentally.
“Haha, don’t misunderstand, Fellow Daoist. I just couldn’t restrain myself from desiring to cooperate with you when I noticed how extraordinary your strength was.” Kunwu Qing grinned and said, “With our abilities, if we work together, we wouldn’t have to fear anyone once we enter the Desolate Manku Ruins. Moreover, when the time comes to seize the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root, it would be as easy as blowing off dust for the two of us. What do you think, Fellow Daoist?”
When he spoke up to here, he slapped himself on the forehead, and he said with a smile, “Of course, for the sake of displaying my sincerity. I, Kunwu Qing, swear to the heavens that I’ll absolutely not deceive or scheme against my partner.”
If it was any other cultivator, that person would surely be tempted by such an invitation. After all, this fellow had sworn and promised such great prospects. Coupled with the fact that he was an existence ranked in the top 20 of the Domain Enlightened Chart, it was impossible for others to not be tempted.
However, Chen Xi didn’t even give it any thought before he refused. “Sorry, I’m used to acting alone. I appreciate Fellow Daoist’s good intentions.”
He was very clearly aware that even though it sounded like a very good proposition, Kunwu Qing would definitely not hesitate to kill him and take everything in the end.
Cooperating with Kunwu Qing was no different than providing support to a villain, and it was extremely unwise.
Kunwu Qing frowned and said seriously, “Fellow Daoist, will you not reconsider? According to my knowledge, many Spirit God Exalts already have their own companions now, and they’ve started to work together. Under such circumstances, your chances of obtaining any benefits in the Desolate Manku Ruins would be extremely tiny.”
Chen Xi smiled and said, “Thank you for your invitation, Fellow Daoist. I’ve already made up my mind.
Kunwu Qing’s face sank, and he seemed to be slightly displeased. However, he suddenly started laughing, and he nodded and said, “Good, very good. Everyone has their own way of thinking, so I won’t force you. I hope Fellow Daoist has a favorable and triumphant journey. Farewell.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he glanced deeply at Chen Xi before his figure whistled off into the distance.
That fellow intended to cooperate with me for no rhyme or reason. He was obviously carrying ill intent…. Chen Xi watched Kunwu Qing leave while a wisp of a cold arc appeared on the corners of his mouth.
After that, he frowned as he realized a problem. If it was really as Kunwu Qing had said, and those Spirit God Exalts had formed alliances amongst themselves, then the situation would be slightly severe.
With Gongye Zhefu’s prestige and status, he would probably be able to easily draw over some Spirit God Exalts to his side.
Under such circumstances, it would obviously be even more difficult for Chen Xi to stop Gongye Zhefu from seizing the Ancestral Dao Root.
Could it be that I really have to find others to work together with first? Chen Xi pondered deeply for a long time, yet he shook his head in the end. He stopped thinking about it, and he intended to enter the Desolate Manku Ruins first before taking action according to the circumstances.
After that, Chen Xi gathered the corpse of that ferocious beast from before, and then he continued flying forward.
He didn’t encounter any more disturbances in his journey.
Just like this he continued forward for an entire seven days of time. Right when Chen Xi felt that he’d almost traversed the distance of over 100 universes, his pupils suddenly constricted as he stopped moving in midair.
In the sky above the ocean extremely far into the distance, an extremely enormous door had floated up into appearance within his field of vision. It stood towering in the sky, and it was extremely vast and magnificent.
This door was unbelievable. It was like a black hole opened in the universe, and it seemed capable of swallowing the world.
Chen Xi could clearly see numerous stars being pushed by the ocean water, and they surged into the door along with the waves before vanishing in an instant.
Those were stars!
A myriad of living beings could reside on them, yet they were like the marbles in the hand of a child when compared to the door.
On the other hand, when Chen Xi stood before it, he was simply like an ant that stood before the door to the heavens. He was so tiny and insignificant like a mere ant.
In practically an instant, Chen Xi determined that it was the entrance of the Desolate Manku Ruins!
The reality of it was indeed so. Right at this moment, Chen Xi noticed to his shock that numerous black dots were standing above the ocean before the door. Shockingly, it was numerous cultivators.
They were ceaselessly approaching the door and transformed into numerous streaks that flashed towards the door, and then they quickly vanished without a trace.
Chen Xi stood on the spot and stared for a long time. He only took action when most of those figures had vanished.
As he grew closer and closer to the towering door, an extremely thick chaotic and desolate aura assaulted him. It pressured Chen Xi to the point his expression changed slightly and breathing became slightly difficult for him as well.
He hurriedly circulated his entire cultivation in order to deal with this pressure. However, it was precisely this that allowed him to have a deeper understanding of how mere World Enlightened True Gods were absolutely unable to approach that door.
When he arrived before the door, Chen Xi’s expression was already extremely solemn. The chaotic and desolate aura was too dense and seemed material. It ceaselessly sprayed out from the depths of the door, causing even his teleportation to become sluggish while his movement speed slowed down.
The Desolate Manku Ruins…. Looks like the Heaven Dao Laws within it is probably formed from this aura. I wonder what sort of dangers I’ll encounter after entering it…. Chen Xi took a deep breath while a wisp of a resolute expression flashed in his eyes, and then he charged towards the door.
To his surprise, right at the instant he passed through the door, a strand of an irresistible and terrifying suction force suddenly enveloped his entire body. In the next moment, his vision turned black, and his figure was dragged uncontrollably into the depths of the door.
The sky was vast, and the mountains were luxuriant. The heavens and the earth surged with a desolate aura, and it felt as if he’d instantly returned to the primeval times or returned to the prehistoric time when the world had just been created after the Chaos was split apart.
Everything was filled with a primitive aura.
There were no signs of human habitation here, not were there any cities or buildings, and there were only boundless mountains, lakes, and ancient forests….
Chen Xi stood before a mountain, and he noticed all of this, causing his expression to reveal a wisp of surprise. This is the Desolate Manku Ruins?
In his previous expectations, he thought that this was an expanse of desolation, and it would be covered in abandoned and desolate ruins. Never had he expected that it would be a place like this.
Suddenly, Chen Xi’s eyes focused as he noticed to his shock that a divine herb that was suffused with a chaotic glow was growing out from the cracks on the wall of a precipice.
It was around 30cm tall, and it had fine and soft flowers and leaves that swayed with the wind. Every single inch of it was branded with the markings of Chaos that held the profundities of the Dao, and it emanated strands of dense light.
Obviously, it was a rare divine herb of extraordinary quality, and it exceeded Chen Xi’s imagination because he’d never seen such a herb in the past.
Yet right at this instant, Chen Xi had actually noticed at least three such divine herbs on that precipice!
This place really is filled with unbelievable fortuitous encounters. Chen Xi couldn’t help but exclaim with surprise. He was truly unable to imagine exactly how many divine treasures were hidden within the Desolate Manku Ruins.
However, right when Chen Xi intended to head forward and gather the divine herb, the River Diagram fragments within his sea of consciousness actually started circulating silently, and the diagram of the bloodied incomplete sword actually appeared once more.
Unlike in the past, the diagram seemed to be extremely clear this time. The bloodstains on the damaged sword were scarlet red and bright, and they seemed as if they were about to drop down.
Even more surprising to Chen Xi at this moment was that he clearly sensed a strand of terrifying Sword Insight that was unlike anything he’d sensed from it in the past, and it was filled with a desolate, ancient, and primitive aura. Moreover, this aura even caused his soul to tremble!