The curtains to the small disturbance between Chen Xi and Gongye Zhefu had been drawn. No matter what everyone thought in their hearts, and no matter how envious and resentful Yuqiu Jing was, everyone in the surroundings had at least remembered Chen Xi’s name from this moment onwards.
After an eighth of an hour passed.
Strands of fluctuation swept out from the blood red door that was branded with the character ‘生’, and then it fell into deathly silence.
It was also at this moment that the old man who sat cross-legged on the ancient altar seemed to have awakened from his deep slumber, and he opened his eyes that were filled with age and experience.
“Next.” He spoke in a concise manner.
The cultivators in the surroundings were instantly shocked. Because they’d finally confirmed that Luo Shaonong’s group had already passed smoothly through the door of life’s test in an eighth of an hour.
“Let’s go!” Le Wuhen was prepared since a long time ago. So, when he witnessed this scene, he immediately led Chen Xi and the others to flash out in order to accept the test of the door of life.
But unexpectedly, there was someone that was even swifter than them, and that person arrived a step before them!
It was Gongye Zhefu. He’d similarly brought a group of people along with him, and it was even to the extent that for the sake of being able to accept the test without any delay, he didn’t even notify the old man before he strode swiftly into the door of life.
Le Wuhen instantly shook his head helplessly when he saw this, and then he sighed and said, “We can only wait for the next round.”
The others were slightly disgruntled, yet it couldn’t be helped because it had already occurred.
Right at this moment, the door of death at the side emanated a strand of strange fluctuation. This caused everyone to be slightly stunned, and then they immediately determined that Jia Nan had passed the test!
Sure enough, the old man on the altar said once more, “Next.”
Everyone instantly became slightly hesitant.
Chen Xi’s group had already decided to choose the test behind the door of life, so they naturally wouldn’t change their minds now.
However, it wasn’t long before a group of people stood out and entered into the door of death.
“There’s no need to be impatient. There ought to be no one that would dare compete with us later.” Le Wuhen swept the surroundings with his gaze, and then he spoke while smiling.
The others nodded. They understood that besides Luo Shaonong and Jia Nan that had already passed the test, there wasn’t any group in the surroundings that could go against their group.
If a group dared to compete with them, then they wouldn’t mind teaching that group a lesson. Of course, the chances of such an incident was extremely small.
After all, there weren’t any idiots amongst the people in the surroundings. So, they were naturally clearly aware of the serious consequences they would face if they dared to compete with Le Wuhen’s group.
After a short while, a wave of strange fluctuations suddenly effused out from the door of death, and it caused everyone to be stunned. That fast?
But right after that, they saw numerous figures suddenly being blasted out from the door of death, and they fell scattered on the ground.
The faces of all of these cultivators carried a wisp of terror and lingering fear, and it was like they’d encountered something horrifying.
“Eliminated.” The old man spoke calmly. He didn’t seem to move at all, yet a strand of obscure Manku Aura suddenly effused out from the altar and instantly enveloped them.
“Senior, Senior, please show mercy. We’re willing to give it another try. Please give us another opportunity!”
Those cultivators instantly started imploring loudly with unwillingness to be eliminated.
But in merely an instant, they were teleported away, and they vanished into thin air. Only their voices still reverberated through the air.
The cultivators in the surroundings felt horrified when they witnessed this, and they became even more vigilant. They were clearly aware that they would be teleported out of the Desolate Manku Ruins once they were eliminated, and they wouldn’t be able to step into it again!
The atmosphere couldn’t help but become much quitter, and it was slightly oppressive.
From this moment onward, everyone seemed to have formed a type of tacit understanding, and there actually wasn’t a single person that chose the door of death again.
It wasn’t long before a wave of strange fluctuation arose from the door of life. Fortunately, no cultivators were eliminated this time.
This meant that Gongye Zhefu’s group had passed the test and arrived at the Ancestral Root Grounds.
“Next,” said the old man.
Before his voice finished resounding through the air, Le Wuhen had already led Chen Xi’s group and flashed out. The other cultivators seemed to know that it was impossible to compete with Le Wuhen’s group, so no one tried to compete with Le Wuhen’s group.
However, right at this moment, the old man on the altar seemed to have noticed something, and he suddenly exclaimed and said, “Wait!”
While his voice resounded, the door of life suddenly closed, and it refused the entrance of Le Wuhen and the others that were just before it.
Everyone instantly felt astounded. What’s going on?
“Senior, what’s the meaning of this?” Le Wuhen frowned and spoke in a low voice.
Chen Xi, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Qing, Zhuanyu Shui, and the others were puzzled as well.
The old man didn’t answer Le Wuhen. His ancient and experienced eyes were calm and tranquil any longer, and they were suffused with a strand of a terrifying dim glow. It emanated a terrifying pressure that assaulted everyone in the face, and it caused all of them to feel suffocated and reveal grim expressions.
It felt like they were facing a god of the Manku period that had awakened after countless years, and it was terrifying.
At this instant, even Le Wuhen and the others were shocked in their hearts, and they felt a form of extremely heavy pressure descend upon them. What exactly is going on?
Could it be that the guardian of the temple intends to stop us from entering the Ancestral Root Grounds?
Right amidst this atmosphere of deathly silence, the old man’s gaze swept past Le Wuhen, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and the others….
In the end, the old man’s gaze descended onto Chen Xi.
At this instant, everyone clearly noticed the old man’s eyes suddenly erupt with a wisp of extremely shocking light, and it caused them to feel a piercing pain from their eyes.
However, all of this couldn’t compare to the shock in their hearts because they’d faintly guessed that the guardian seemed to have done all of this because of Chen Xi!
Even Le Wuhen and the others were surprised and bewildered. All of this happened because of Chen Xi? But why?
No one knew the answer.
On the other hand, when the old man stared at Chen Xi, Chen Xi even felt a strand of almost suffocating pressure. His entire body stiffened while he couldn’t help but feel astounded in his heart. What does this old fellow intend to do?
Fortunately, all of this merely lasted for an instant before the glow in the old man’s eyes vanished, and they became calm and tranquil once more. However, it carried a wisp of a complicated expression that wasn’t there in the past.
“Little Fellow, come over here.” The old man spoke in a hoarse voice, and he gestured at Chen Xi.
It really is because of him!
Everyone felt shocked in their hearts. They’d confirmed that Le Wuhen’s group were stopped because of Chen Xi!
Could it be that there’s something wrong with that fellow?
“Young Master Wuhen, Miss Yanran. Do both of you see now? I’d said there was something wrong with his origins since the beginning. Now, we’ve been implicated because of him, and we’re unable to enter the door of life to receive its test in a timely manner.” Yuqiu Jing’s face was gloomy while he spoke in a low voice via voice transmission.
The other cultivators felt a wave of discomfort as well when they heard the old man. Since Chen Xi joined their group, unexpected events had constantly occurred. Now, they’d even been stopped from entering the door of life and were unable to accept the test. This caused all of them who were already displeased with Chen Xi to feel even more displeased.
“Don’t come to conclusions too soon.” Shentu Yanran frowned and glanced at Yuqiu Jing.
“Let’s observe the situation first.” Le Wuhen spoke from the side.
“Hmph! If there’s really something wrong with this Chen Xi, then we’ll absolutely not agree to form an alliance with him for any longer!” Yuqiu Jing grunted coldly.
“Right, Big Brother Yuqiu is right. We’ll still be able to enter the Ancestral Root Grounds without Chen Xi.” Many other cultivators spoke successively.
A wisp of anger arose in Shentu Yanran’s heart, and she was just about to say something when she was stopped by Le Wuhen. “Calm yourself. I have a feeling that Chen Xi will be fine.”
Chen Xi fell silent when the old man called him over. After a short moment, Chen Xi walked over to the altar, and then he cupped his hands and said, “May I know what instructions Senior has for me?”
At the same time, he became vigilant in his heart, and he was prepared to immediately launch a counterattack if the situation turned south.
He was unable to see through the old man’s thoughts, so he had no choice but to prepare for the worst.
The old man didn’t do anything. He just stared at Chen Xi and sized Chen Xi up carefully. His complicated expression in his wise and experienced eyes grew more and more dense, and then he seemed to have thought of something, causing him to sigh endlessly in his heart.
The atmosphere was slightly strange.
No one spoke. The gazes of everyone had converged onto Chen Xi, and they seemed to intend to see exactly what the guardian intended to do Chen Xi.
But in the end, the old man didn’t do anything. He just moved his gaze onto Le Wuhen and the others, and then he asked Chen Xi. “Kid, are those your companions?”
His voice had just resounded when Yuqiu Jing couldn’t help but cry out. “No….”
He’d just said a single word when he was restrained by Le Wuhen. “Shut your mouth!”
At this moment, Le Wuhen wasn’t unrestrained and wild smile any longer, and he revealed an icy cold expression and an oppressive imposing aura. It actually terrified Yuqiu Jing to the point Yuqiu Jing’s heart trembled, and he didn’t dare speak another word.
On the other hand, the other cultivators around Yuqiu Jing originally intended to speak, yet they instantly turned silent like cicadas in the winter when they noticed Le Wuhen’s reaction.
Chen Xi noticed all of this, yet there wasn’t even a fluctuation of emotion on his face. He just nodded lightly and said, “Yes.”
The old man glanced at Chen Xi, and then he glanced at Yuqiu Jing who had a gloomy expression in the distance. After that, a rare wisp of a smile appeared on his extremely aged face, and it contained deep meaning behind it.
But in the end, he didn’t say anything, and he just waved his hand and said, “All of you don’t have to undergo the test. Go on in.”
When he spoke the first sentence, the hearts of everyone shook, and even Le Wuhen and Shentu Yanran’s hearts couldn’t help but twitch.
However, when they heard the three words that he’d spoken in his second sentence, all of them were instantly stunned and almost didn’t dare believe their ears.
We don’t have to take the test in order to enter the Ancestral Root Grounds?
It wasn’t just everyone else in the surroundings, even Chen Xi himself couldn’t help but be stunned.
Suddenly, another door actually floated up into appearance in between the two doors that stood behind the altar. The door was suffused with lustrous light, and it was extremely mysterious.
The hearts of everyone shook once more. They’d utterly never imagined that there was actually a third door. Could it be that it’s the passageway that others pass through after passing through the tests?
“If you still don’t leave, then this door will close.” The old man gazed at Chen Xi who was slightly stunned, and he couldn’t help but remind Chen Xi.
At this moment, everyone firmly believed that the old man was telling the truth. He’d actually allowed Chen Xi’s group to pass smoothly through into the Ancestral Root Grounds without undergoing the test!
“How… how could this be?” On the other hand, when he witnessed this scene, Yuqiu Jing simply felt as if he’d been slapped fiercely on the face, and he was in a terrible state.