Chapter 1668 – The Ancestral Roots

Yuqiu Jing was embarrassed and enraged to the point of wishing for nothing more than to find a hole to hide himself in.

It was truly a humiliation!

Just moments ago, he’d been screaming about how Chen Xi’s origins were fishy, and Chen Xi had led their group into a trap. Moreover, it was even to the extent that he’d almost refused to admit that Chen Xi was a companion of theirs.

In the next moment, it was precisely because of Chen Xi that their group was able to obtain the qualifications to enter the Ancestral Root Grounds without undergoing and passing the test!

When these two situations were compared, Yuqiu Jing simply seemed as if he’d taken the initiative to get Chen Xi to slap him in the face, and it was extremely painful.

Yuqiu Jing even felt like crying, yet he found himself to be without tears.

Before they’d arrived at the Ancestral Root Temple, he’d provoked Chen Xi repeatedly yet was crushed in one go, and he’d lost all face then.

Now, his face had been slapped forcefully in public, and this caused a genius from the Imperial Region like him to simply be furious to the point of going mad.

Why?

Why is this fellow like my unlucky star?

It was like a storm was roiling in Yuqiu Jing’s heart, yet Chen Xi couldn’t be bothered to pay any attention to him. When he heard the old man’s reminder, he didn’t hesitate to nod while he cupped his hands. “Thank you, Senior.”

Even though he didn’t know the reason, how could he be willing to allow such luck to slip by?

“Go on.” The old man wasn’t willing to speak any further, and he waved his hand.

Under the gazes of disbelief and extreme envy that came from the surroundings, Chen Xi, Le Wuhen, and the others immediately walked through the third door.

Yuqiu Jing had naturally followed them as well. However, he seemed to emanate a dejected aura.

In next to no time, the figures of Chen Xi’s group had vanished behind the door.

Along with their departure, the third door that had been opened between the doors of life and death had vanished as well.

If they hadn’t witnessed this scene with their own two eyes, everyone would even doubt that the third door actually existed.

Finally… his path, isn’t lonely. The old man let out a long and slow sigh in his heart as he watched Chen Xi and the others leave, and his thoughts seemed to have returned to countless years in the past, causing him to sigh endlessly with emotion.

“Senior, may I ask on what basis they were allowed to enter the Ancestral Root Grounds without passing the test?” The eyes of a cultivator had turned red from envy, and he spoke indignantly.

Yeah! Why!?

All the other cultivators recovered from their shock, and they shot their gazes towards the temple guardian in succession.

The old man seemed as if he hadn’t noticed all of this, and he directly disregarded everything. He said indifferent. “Continue taking the test.”

Everyone was stunned, and they felt even more disgruntled in their hearts. He even refuses to give us an explanation. Isn’t he going a bit too far?

“Senior, why can’t we do the same?” That cultivator that spoke indignantly earlier had spoken once more, and his voice carried a questioning tone.

“Why?” The old man raised his eyes, and he glanced indifferently at that cultivator. “Some things need no reason.”

“But we refuse to accept it as it is!” That cultivator summoned up the courage to speak loudly.

“Then leave.” The old man spoke casually. In the next moment, a strand of the obscure aura of the Manku period effused out from the altar, and it enveloped that cultivator. That cultivator didn’t even have the chance to struggle before he was instantly taken away and vanished.

All of this happened before the eyes of all. It caused all their hearts to feel cold, and they didn’t dare question this matter again.

At the same time, they recalled that this extremely skinny old man who sat before them was the guardian of the temple that had lived for countless years and experienced innumerable storms!

Moreover, they finally realized why the seniors of their respective sects and clans had repeatedly instructed them not to offend this guardian no matter what.

Because… the guardian didn’t need any reason to expel a person from the Desolate Manku Ruins!

The boundless earth beneath the vast sky was covered in the marks of desolation, collapsed sects, broken walls, crumbled stone statues, ruins covered in mottles stones….

Everywhere that met the eye was a scene of desolation and covered in ruins, and they’d existed for countless years and were suffused with a desolate and tragic aura.

It was even to the extent that it was extremely easy for one to notice shattered corpses, bones, and fragments of divine artifacts that were suffused with a dim glow.

Wu~ Wu~ Wu~

The wind was blowing, yet it sounded like sobs and cries, and it caused this expanse of the heavens and the earth to seem even more deserted and desolate. It caused others to feel as if they’d returned to the Manku period from countless years ago.

The Heaven Dao Laws here were filled with Ancient Manku Qi. It was unfamiliar yet formidable, and it was sufficient to make the hearts of gods palpitate.

This was the true Desolate Manku Ruins.

The Ancestral Root Grounds that all cultivators dreamt of reaching!

Swish!

Space fluctuated before a group of people flew out from within it.

“The Ancestral Root Grounds is extremely vast. According to legend, Ancestral Root Secret Treasures had once emerged from here during the Manku period, and it caused countless great figures to fight intensely amongst each other. Countless extraordinary figures perished during that time, and these ruins were created during that time.

“I heard that this place was once the brilliant kingdom where formidable gods born from within the Chaos resided. Yet now, all of it has been washed away along the river of time, and it has transformed into an expanse of ruins.

“However, it’s definite that the Ancestral Root Grounds is a hundred times more dangerous than the God Burial Ocean and Chaos Beast Boundary. It’s even to the extent that some monsters comparable to the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm exist here. We must be careful.”

All along the way, Le Wuhen swiftly explained everything he knew to the others in the group.

Chen Xi’s slanted brows raised. Monsters comparable to the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm? That’s truly quite troublesome.

The others revealed a wisp of a solemn expression as well. Even though they were top-rate existences amongst Domain Enlightened Spirit Gods and there was no lack of Spirit God Exalts amongst them, they still seemed extremely weak when compared to existences at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm.

“There’s no need to worry. Those monsters were formed from the incomplete souls of the gods that perished here, and their strengths are unable to compare to true Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods. At the very least, Spirit God Exalts are sufficient to go head-on against them.” Shentu Yanran spoke slowly, and her words allowed everyone to instantly heave a sigh of relief in their hearts. However, they didn’t dare be careless. After all, they only had four Spirit God Exalts in their group, and the others hadn’t attained such a level of cultivation.

“Where are the Ancestral Dao Roots situated?” asked Chen Xi abruptly.

Everyone felt stunned, and the gazes they shot at Chen Xi carried a wisp of a complicated expression. Up until now, they were unable to figure out why the temple guardian would think so highly of Chen Xi, and it was even to the extent that they were even exempted from the test because of Chen Xi.

This caused Chen Xi’s image in their hearts to become even more mysterious.

No one dared to question Chen Xi again, including Yuqiu Jing. He seemed to have become quiet after he’d suffered numerous heavy blows in succession, and he hadn’t said a single word since they entered the Ancestral Root Grounds.

“According to past experience, the Genesis Ancestral Root will only appear one month from now, and that ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root is hidden in the Genesis Ancestral Root.” Le Wuhen smiled as he explained.

It turned out that there were numerous ‘Ancestral Roots’ within the Ancestral Root Grounds. For example, the Ancestral Dao Roots beneath the ninth-grade were scattered within the ‘Ancestral Roots’ that resided in various different areas of the Ancestral Root Grounds.

However, there was an extremely special existence amongst these ‘Ancestral Roots’, and it was the Genesis Ancestral Root.

According to legend, it was the first Ancestral Root to be formed when the Chaos of the Manku period was split open, and it was an extremely mysterious existence that had existed for countless years until now.

Since the ancient times until now, a ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root would be born within the Genesis Ancestral Root after a long period of time, and it drew over countless extraordinary figures that fought over such a fortuitous encounter.

But even then, no one was able to determine exactly where the Genesis Ancestral Root was hidden, and it seemed to be extremely mysterious.

So, after the cultivators arrived at the Ancestral Root Grounds, they could only wait for the Genesis Ancestral Root to emerge.

Fortunately, even though they were unable to determine its exact location, they were able to utilize their past experience to roughly determine the approximate time that the Genesis Ancestral Root would appear.

The reason Le Wuhen knew so much was because of the guidance he received from the seniors of his clan. If it was the other cultivators, then not to mention knowing when the Genesis Ancestral Root would emerge, then wouldn’t even know what the Genesis Ancestral Root was.

This was the resources and ability of an ancient power from the Imperial Region. These great powers had existed for too long, and the information they possessed was naturally not something someone ordinary could compare to.

“Our time here is rather sufficient this time. So, let’s seize this opportunity to search for Ancestral Dao Roots of other grades within the Ancestral Root Grounds.” Le Wuhen smiled as he suggested. Because assisting the other cultivators to obtain Ancestral Dao Roots was part of the agreement they’d come to before they’d set out.

The others naturally didn’t have any objections.

Unlike the outside world, even if the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root was disregarded, the Ancestral Root Grounds could be said to be a place filled with great fortune.

There weren’t just numerous Ancestral Dao Roots of other grades here, there was even no lack of seventh-grade Monarch Rank and eighth-grade King Rank Ancestral Dao Roots that could only be chanced upon by luck. This was something that was absolutely impossible to occur in the 1,000 plus regions and countless universes of the Ancient God Domain!

Of course, compared to the Ancestral Dao Roots at the first to the sixth grade, the seventh-grade Monarch Rank and eighth-grade King Rank Ancestral Dao Roots were naturally rather rare.

All the other cultivators in Chen Xi’s group had set their sights on Ancestral Dao Roots at the sixth-grade or above, and even a slightly inferior fifth-grade Ancestral Dao Root was somewhat sufficient for them.

On the other hand, the five Spirit God Exalts, Chen Xi, Le Wuhen, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and Zhuanyu Shui had set their sights on eighth-grade King Rank Ancestral Dao Roots and the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root.

With different realms of cultivation and levels of strength, the fortune one could pursue was naturally different as well.

It wasn’t long before an emerald green beam of light shot into the sky extremely far away in the distance, and it drew the attention of Chen Xi’s group.

The emerald green beam of light seemed like a pillar that held up the sky and was suffused with emerald green divine radiance. It seemed to be extremely dazzling. When looked at from afar, a dense ancestral aura assaulted the face.

“It’s a sixth-grade Ancestral Root!” Le Wuhen’s eyes lit up, and he said with a smile, “Our luck isn’t bad. A sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Root has definitely been born there.”

The others were excited as well, and their eyes burned with desire. It was a sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Root, and it was extremely rare in the Ancient God Domain.

Even if it was in the Imperial Region, only the extremely ancient and top powers were able to possess an Ancestral Root Ground that was capable of nurturing and growing an Ancestral Dao Root of such quality.

The sixth-grade? Chen Xi was slightly curious instead. Exactly what method did Le Wuhen utilize to determine that Ancestral Root is of the sixth-grade?

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