Chapter 1685 – Arriving Late

The alliance between Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu had really exceeded the expectations of everyone in the surroundings, and it caused the situation to change abruptly, causing Le Wuhen’s group to be in a precarious situation.

After all, no matter if it was Luo Shaonong or Gongye Zhefu, their strengths were sufficient to crush anyone in Le Wuhen’s group.

Now that they’d joined forced and even had Spirit God Exalts like Di Jun, Yue Ruhuo, and Jin Qingyang as their companions, their overall strength had far exceeded Le Wuhen’s group.

It was even to the extent that the others suspected that even if Chen Xi was able to rush back here in time, he would probably be powerless to change anything.

At this moment, Luo Shaonong had undoubtedly become the most dazzling person here. If nothing unexpected occurred, then the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root hidden in the Genesis Ancestral Root would definitely be obtained by him.

However, right at this moment, Le Wuhen suddenly said, “I remember that there’s only a single ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root in the Genesis Ancestral Root. Since there are so many people in your group, it will probably be difficult to distribute, right?”

The meaning behind his words was that perhaps all of them had formed an alliance now and seemed to possess overwhelming numbers, yet when the true fight for the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root began, then would Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu be able to maintain this sort of allied relationship?

He wasn’t trying to drive a wedge between them, and he was merely describing a fact.

However, when he heard these words, a wisp of a smile arose on the corners of Luo Shaonong’s mouth, and he said, “You’re right, for the sake of avoiding such disputes from arising, I’ve long since discussed it with Zhefu and decided that this ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root will… belong to him.”

As soon as these words were spoken, everyone in the surroundings was shocked. All of them opened their eyes wide and felt disbelief.

It was a ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root, and there was only a single one in the entire Genesis Ancestral Root. So, how could Luo Shaonong possibly be willing to give it away like this?

This was too unbelievable!

It would be easier to understand if Luo Shaonong said that Gongye Zhefu had given up on obtaining this fortune. But it just so happened that a figure like Luo Shaonong had made such a decision, and it was puzzling.

Even Lu Wuhen and the others couldn’t help but feel shocked at this moment. They were utterly unable to figure out the exact reason behind why Luo Shaonong had made such a huge sacrifice.

However, at this moment, no matter if it was Luo Shaonong, Di Jun, or Gongye Zhefu’s group, all of them seemed to be extremely calm. Obviously, they’d already formed an agreement a long time ago, and only they themselves knew if there were any secrets hidden behind all of this.

But no matter what, the current developments of the situation were undoubtedly an extremely heavy blow to Le Wuhen’s group.

For the sake of obtaining this ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root, Luo Shaonong’s group had already made meticulous plans for a long time, and their forces were formidable and far exceeded anyone else in the surroundings. Obviously, they were determined to obtain this great fortuitous encounter.

On the other hand, Le Wuhen’s group seemed inferior in comparison, and even their hope of coming out on top seemed tiny.

“Haha! Brother Kunwu and Pei Wen, both of you don’t have to wait any longer. Let’s set out together.” At this moment, Luo Shaonong spoke once more, and it was like he’d thrown another grenade. It shocked everyone in the surroundings to the point they just stared blankly at him.

After that, two figures appeared swiftly. Shockingly, it was Kunwu Qing and Pei Wen!

The two of them smiled as they cupped their hands towards Luo Shaonong, and then they stood at the side. Obviously, just like Gongye Zhefu’s group, they’d formed an alliance with Luo Shaonong a long time ago.

In an instant, Le Wuhen, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and Zhuanyu Shui were unable to maintain their composure, and their expressions turned gloomy.

Kunwu Qing and Pei Wen truly couldn’t be considered to be strong at all. But they were two Spirit God Exalts after all. Now that they’d joined Luo Shaonong’s group, it caused Luo Shaonong’s group to become even stronger, and it caused Le Wuhen and the others to be unable to help but arouse a feeling of powerlessness.

The situation had changed too quickly!

It changed so swiftly that it had caught them off guard!

All the cultivators in the surroundings sighed with emotion in their hearts. Luo Shaonong is simply extraordinary in his ability to strategize and bring changes in the situation. In merely a short moment, he has taken complete control of the entire situation and played everyone in the palms of his hand. Such ability is absolutely not something an ordinary person can possess.

“Let’s go.” Luo Shaonong took a long glance at Lu Wuhen’s group, and then he headed towards the white jade staircase in the distance.

Gongye Zhefu, Kunwu Qing, and the others followed behind him.

At this moment, Le Wuhen and the others had extremely gloomy expressions, yet they didn’t stop Luo Shaonong’s group in the end. If they entered into battle at this moment, then it would definitely be their group that would be disadvantaged.


Violet divine radiance erupted from the area before the staircase, and it transformed into a powerful oppressive force that smashed down at Luo Shaonong’s group with the intention of stopping their advance.

“Fuck off!” Luo Shaonong flicked his sleeve, causing a wisp of black lightning to transform into a myriad of sharp blades, and it actually easily slashed the violet divine radiance apart, causing it to disperse into the surroundings.

Just like this, he led all of them forward like a peerless and might god of war. He slashed apart the myriads of violet light and ascended along the white jade staircase.


Later on, at the end of the staircase, the figure of an ethereal god was suddenly formed!

It was 27m tall and violet colored divine light flowed throughout its body. As soon as it appeared, a peerlessly terrifying pressure rumbled and smashed towards the surroundings. It crushed space into powder, and it seemed extremely astounding.


It strode forward while it swung the bronze halberd in its hand. It carried a myriad of strands of violet divine lightning as it slashed down fiercely at Luo Shaonong’s group.

Such an attack seemed like it had come from the ages, and it was filled with a terrifying force that was capable of slaughtering the world and obliterating all living beings.

The hearts of Luo Shaonong and the others shook as they’d sensed the approach of danger. They practically instinctively circulated their entire strengths before attacking in unison.


Various supreme techniques interweaved together while numerous gorgeous divine artifacts soared through the air while emanating divine might as they completely enveloped that area. A terrifying sound of collision that sounded like a thunderclap from the nine heavens resounded, and it seemed like the sun and moon were falling within it while the Grand Dao was wailing in it.

All the cultivators in the surroundings were astounded. If it was any other cultivator facing such an attack, that cultivator would have probably suffered calamity and perished a long time ago, right?

After a short moment, all the commotion in the surroundings vanished.

They could clearly see that Luo Shaonong and the others were in a slightly sorry state and were gasping for breath, but there were no casualties amongst their group.

On the other hand, at this moment, that 27m tall image of a god had vanished, and it seemed to have already been defeated by Luo Shaonong’s group.

“Let’s go!” How could Luo Shaonong dare to delay? He seized this opportunity to lead his group to charge successively towards the door, and then they vanished in the blink of an eye.

When they witnessed this scene, all the cultivators in the surroundings sighed with emotion in their hearts. As expected, only Spirit God Exalts possess the ability to enter a place of great fortune like this.

“What should we do?” Yuqiu Jing’s expression was livid to the extreme after he witnessed this scene.

“Let’s go as well. How can we possibly give up so early without fighting to the end?” As Le Wuhen’s eyes blinked, lightning flowed within them, and they surged with an arrogant expression. “Not to mention that according to my knowledge, the Violetsky Dao Palace had a world of its own within it, and this world is unfathomable and filled with danger. The final ownership of that Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root is still unknown!”

“Alright, it’s decided!” Shentu Yanran and Zhuanyu Shui pondered deeply for a moment before they agreed.

“Then what about Chen Xi? Are we not going to wait a while longer?” Yuqiu Jing hesitated.

When Chen Xi was mentioned, all of their hearts felt heavy. In the end, it was Le Wuhen who said, “Let’s take action first. If he’s fine, then he’ll definitely rush over.”

Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and Zhuanyu Shui nodded and didn’t speak any further.

Le Wuhen and the others immediately set out, and they headed towards the staircase in unison.

All along the way, they encountered layer after layer of pressure and obstruction. However, they’d safely dealt with it by working together.

In the end, they encountered the 27m tall image of a god as well, and they fought with all their might before they were able to pass through it.

However, compared to Luo Shaonong’s group, they seemed to be in an even terrible state. All of their countenances were slightly pale, and they were breathing rapidly while showing no signs of stopping.

On one hand, it was because of their own strengths, and on the other hand, it was because there were only four of them, whereas, there were an entire eight people in Luo Shaonong’s group!

When these two groups were compared, the gap between them was obvious.

However, fortunately, they’d similarly been able to pass through this barrier and enter the Violetsky Dao Palace.

After they witnessed all of this, all the cultivators in the surroundings were unable to calm down.

“It would seem like Le Wuhen’s group has a very slim chance of coming out on top, and it’s probably very difficult for them to compete with Luo Shaonong’s group.”

“Of course. Luo Shaonong is even able to give away a ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root, so would there be anything he’s unable of accomplishing?”

“I never expected that the biggest winner this time would be Gongye Zhefu instead. I truly wonder what he promised Luo Shaonong that Luo Shaonong actually made such a decision.”

The crowd discussed animatedly, and all of them didn’t look favorably on Le Wuhen’s group.

There were also some that were unwilling to accept their face and tried to pass through that white jade staircase that ascended into the sky. However, in the end, they returned in vain, and there was even a cultivator that was heavily injured on the spot and unable to stand back up.

All of this instantly put an end to all the thoughts in their hearts, but they were unwilling to leave just like that.

“Eh?” Suddenly, someone exclaimed with surprise as he seemed to have noticed something, and it drew the attention of many others.


Right at this moment, a wave of violent fluctuations arose in this expanse of space, and then a tall figure emerged.

Chen Xi!

All the cultivators in the surroundings were stunned, and they almost didn’t dare believe their eyes.

This person had a handsome face, an indifferent and extraordinary bearing, and a pair of eyes that were deep like an abyss. Who else was it but Chen Xi?

But didn’t Luo Shaonong say just now that he’d already suffered misfortune in the Godsfall Ruins yesterday?

Could it be that it was a lie?

Right when everyone was surprised and bewildered, Chen Xi had already arrived swiftly by the side of a group of cultivators.

“Where are they?” asked Chen Xi.

It was exactly Tao Dong, Wei Zifu, and the others that stood before him. Because they were unable to ascend into the ranks of Spirit God Exalts, they could only wait outside here.

All of them were pleasantly surprised when they saw Chen Xi, and Tao Dong immediately and swiftly described everything that had occurred earlier.

Chen Xi’s eyes instantly narrowed when he finished listening to Tao Dong. He’d similarly never imagined that Luo Shaonong would have actually formed an alliance with Gongye Zhefu and the others. Moreover, it was even to the extent that figures like Kunwu Qing and Pei Wen had joined Luo Shaonong’s group as well.

“Heh! How scheming of him.” A wisp of a piercingly cold arc arose on the corners of Chen Xi’s mouth, and then he shook his head before he looked at Tao Dong and the others. “Everyone, I’ll be leaving first. There isn’t much time left.”

“You…. By yourself?” Tao Dong and the others were shocked, and Tao Dong hurriedly said, “That white jade staircase is covered in danger….”

As he spoke, he started to describe the scenes from before, and he placed emphasis on how terrifying that 27m tall image of a god was.

However, before Tao Dong could finish speaking, he noticed that Chen Xi had already taken action and flashed towards the white jade staircase.

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