Since he obtained the inheritance, the Profound Heart Sword Technique, Chen Xi had rushed back all along the way, yet he’d never expected that he would still be a step too late in the end and wasn’t able to converge with Le Wuhen and the others.
Especially when he heard that Luo Shaonong had formed an alliance with Gongye Zhefu and promised to give the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root to Gongye Zhefu, it caused a wisp of an urgent feeling to arise in Chen Xi’s heart.
His main objective for coming to the Desolate Manku Ruins was to fulfil his promise to Empress Yu Che, and it was to stop Gongye Zhefu from obtaining the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root.
Under such circumstances, Chen Xi naturally didn’t dare waste even a trace of time.
His figure flashed, and he’d already flashed towards the white jade staircase in the distance.
“Hmm? Could it be that he intends to traverse it by himself?”
“Isn’t this fellow being a bit too careless. Even Luo Shaonong and the others seemed to be in an extremely sorry state when they entered the palace. So, how could he possibly traverse this staircase and enter the Violetsky Dao Palace by himself?”
“Hehe! Just watch and see. There’s definitely be a show to watch. Let me see if this Chen Xi is really as formidable as the rumors say.”
“However, it’s slightly improbable for him to be able to traverse it by himself.”
When they saw Chen Xi charge out by himself and approach the white jade staircase, all the cultivators in the surroundings exploded into an uproar.
Some were doubtful, some were disdainful, some shook their heads, some took pleasure in the misfortune that was about to befall Chen Xi…. All of them revealed various different expressions.
After all, they’d already personally witnessed that no matter if it was Luo Shaonong’s group or Le Wuhen’s group, both groups were in an extremely sorry state when they traversed through the staircase.
The crux was that the might of the 27m tall image of a god that stood on guard at the end was truly too terrifying.
Under such circumstances, they didn’t think that Chen Xi would be able to accomplish this by himself.
Amidst the gazes of all of these cultivators that intended to watch the show, Chen Xi arrived before the staircase, and he raised his head and looked up.
The palace was grand. It floated beneath the sky while suffused and seething with violet divine radiance. It was the sign of an imperial sovereign, and it was boundless and brilliant.
A white jade staircase ascended straight up towards it and was connected to the door of the palace.
At this instant, a wisp of an obscure fluctuation arose from the surface of the bloodied damaged sword, King Xuan Sword, within Chen Xi’s sea of consciousness, and it buzzed without end.
Chen Xi was already clearly aware that this was the place where Xuan resided and cultivated. In other words, Xuan was the owner of the Violetsky Dao Palace!
Of course, this was also the home of the King Xuan Sword.
According to Chen Xi’s current discerning ability, the King Xuan Sword wasn’t a Natural Spirit Treasure, and it was already damaged and decayed. So, its might had ceased to exist, yet because it was branded with a strand of Xuan’s will, it had instantly become extraordinary.
It was even to the extent that Chen Xi was able to faintly sense that Xuan’s feelings towards the King Xuan Sword was like how he felt about the Talisman Armament. It was a companion that he could experience life and death with, and it was irreplaceable!
Chen Xi took a deep breath, and then he didn’t hesitate to ascend the staircase.
At this moment, all the cultivators in the surroundings opened their eyes wide and refrained from blinking as they were deeply afraid of missing the slightest detail.
However, to their surprise, Chen Xi actually didn’t suffer even a trace of obstruction from the beginning until the end!
The staircase was deathly silent. Violet divine radiance didn’t arise from it nor did any terrifying pressure suddenly sweep out from it. It was even to the extent that there wasn’t even a trace of movement from it!
How could this be possible?
All of them felt shocked to the point their eyeballs almost fell out of their sockets, and they were astounded.
Many of them had tried to traverse the staircase by force, and there were still some injuries remaining on their bodies. Moreover, they’d even witnessed the process of Luo Shaonong, Le Wuhen, and the other Spirit God Exalts traversing the staircase, and it was utterly not as easy as how it was for Chen Xi now!
This… was simply no different than walking through a flat expanse of ground.
Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
The surroundings were deathly silent, and only Chen Xi’s steady footsteps resounded with a unique rhythm as he ascended step by step.
He had his hands behind his back, revealed a calm expression, and his green clothes and dense jet black hair fluttered with the wind. He didn’t seem like he was traversing a test, and it was like he was revisiting his hometown instead. He seemed so composed and indifferent.
However, when he approached the end of the staircase, a 27m tall image of a god suddenly surged into appearance. Its entire body was suffused by violet divine light while it held a bronze halberd, and it possessed extremely vast and terrifying divine might.
All the cultivators in the surroundings actually heaved a sigh of relief when they saw this. Now this is normal. Otherwise, if that fellow is allowed to enter the Violetsky Dao Palace so easily, then it would truly be unfair!
On the other hand, the hearts of Tao Dong, Wei Zifu, and the others constricted, and they were extremely worried. Earlier, when Le Wuhen and the others traversed the staircase, they’d almost been defeated by this image of a gods.
At this moment, Chen Xi was all alone, so would he be able to resist this image of a god?
However, the scene that followed caused everyone in the surroundings to be dumbstruck, and their mouths couldn’t help but open wide.
“The heavens bless My Lord!” When it saw Chen Xi who stood before it, the figure of that image actually stiffened, and then it suddenly let out a long howl that seemed like it was crying, laughing, happy, and sorrowful.
After that, it suddenly transformed into a strand of violet smoke and vanished without a trace.
This was the reason that all of them were dumbstruck. It was too unbelievable. Who could have imagined that the image of a god which caused Luo Shaonong and the others to fall into a sorry state earlier would actually act in such an inconceivable way at this moment?
What does it mean by the heavens bless my lord?
Could it be that Chen Xi executed some sort of soul controlling secret technique that affected that image of a god without it realizing?
Everyone was bewildered, and they were extremely shocked.
On the other hand, when Chen Xi who stood on the staircase witnessed this scene, his figure stopped for a moment as well. He went silent for a short moment before he continued up through the palace door and vanished.
“What exactly is going on?”
“Why was he able to pass through unhindered all along the way. Could it be that he possesses some sort of special technique that we haven’t noticed?”
“It’s too inconceivable! I originally intended to see exactly what sort of ability this fellow possessed. Yet who would have imagined that such an inconceivable scene would actually occur?”
As soon as Chen Xi left, the surroundings instantly erupted in an uproar, and it gave rise to a babel of discussion.
Some people suspected that the obstruction on the staircase had already vanished, so they moved forward to probe it. However, they hadn’t even approached it when they were blasted flying by a strand of violet divine radiance, causing them to let out shrill cries.
At this moment, everyone finally confirmed that there was definitely something strange about Chen Xi, otherwise, it would be impossible for him to enter Violetsky Dao Palace so easily!
“Perhaps with Fellow Daoist Chen Xi’s participation in the matter this time, he might really cause some sort of miracle to occur?” Tao Dong muttered while a trace of hope arose in his heart.
There was an entire independent world within the Violetsky Dao Palace.
As soon as he arrived here, a dazzling array of buildings were reflected in his eyes!
All of the building were ancient, grand, towering, and suffused with an ancient aura. They were dignified, lofty, and resided in various different areas.
He could imagine that numerous innate gods had definitely resided here during the Manku period, and they comprehended the Dao, cultivated, and stood aloof from worldly matters as they resided here.
Yet now, all of that had ceased to exist, and only an atmosphere of deathly silence and desolation remained.
There was a completely straight limestone pathway beneath Chen Xi’s feet, and it led towards the depths of the palace.
At the sides of the limestone pathway was an expanse of pools that were linked with each other. Clear water murmured within them, and they emanated strands of milky white divine mist.
A few divine lotuses floated within them, yet the lotus flowers were already gone. Obviously, they’d already been plucked by others.
This is the place where the Genesis Ancestral Root resides…. Chen Xi swept the surroundings with his gaze, yet he frowned after a short moment.
This place was truly too huge. It formed a world of its own, and it was like a large world that was densely covered with countless buildings. It was like a dense maze, and it would take an unknown period of time to slowly search this entire world.
Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he started walking along the limestone pathway.
It wasn’t long before he arrived at the hall at the end of the pathway. It was extremely grand, and numerous ancient stone pillars stood towering within it. Moreover, the stone pillars were inscribed with numerous mysterious totems and markings.
However, an intense battle had obviously occurred here. The hall was filled with the marks of battle. There were collapsed tables, destroyed incense furnaces, shattered bronze lanterns….
Chen Xi’s eyes couldn’t help but narrow when he witnessed all of this, and he thought to himself. Could it be that Le Wuhen and the others have already entered into battle with Luo Shaonong’s group?
Fortunately, there were no corpses in the surroundings, and there were no blood stains on the ground. This allowed Chen Xi to heave a sigh of relief, and he was clearly aware that there were probably not deaths during this battle.
But where exactly have Le Wuhen and the others gone? Chen Xi released his formidable will, and he carefully searched every inch of aura in the hall. After a short while, his brows raised while his eyes were suffused with a wisp of bright light.
He’d captured a strand of aura that belonged solely to Shentu Yanran!
She definitely knew that I would come looking, so she left a strand of her aura behind…. Fortunately, I can still be considered to be in time. Otherwise, if I was a little bit later, then this strand of aura would have probably vanished. Chen Xi swiftly deduced in his mind. In next to no time, he locked onto a direction, and he didn’t hesitate to teleport and swiftly vanish on the spot.
Space fluctuated. Expanse after expanse of ancient buildings flashed by and vanished all along the way. Unfortunately, he didn’t have enough time, otherwise, Chen Xi would really want to search those buildings.
After all, this was Xuan’s residence, and countless innate gods had resided here all those years ago. So, marks left behind by them definitely existed within these ancient buildings.
However, Chen Xi shook his head right after that and rejected this thought of his. After all, the Genesis Ancestral Root had already experienced countless years until now, and countless cultivators had entered this place during this period of time. So, no matter how many secret treasures were hidden in these buildings, they would have probably been completely plundered a long time ago.
10 minutes later, Chen Xi stopped moving. Shockingly, a brilliant, magnificent, and extremely grand divine palace stood towering 500km ahead.
It was completely suffused by golden light and emanated violet divine radiance. It was like an imperial sovereign that resided here, and it looked down upon the surroundings and seemed extremely extraordinary.
Even if it was still far away, Chen Xi was still able to sense a strand of a dignified aura assaulting his face. It caused him to exclaim endlessly with shock, and he guessed in his heart. Could this be the place where Xuan resided and cultivated all those years ago?
But in next to no time, he seemed to have noticed something, and his face sank. He couldn’t be bothered to think any further, and his figure flashed towards the palace at full speed.