Chapter 1688 – Difficult Advance

Chen Xi went silent for a moment before he said with a smile, “So in this way, it’s impossible for Luo Shaonong’s group to smoothly obtain that Imperial Sovereign Dao Root?”

This was obviously undoubtable.

According to Le Wuhen, the world behind the Door of the Grand Dao was filled with the killing intent of the 3,000 Grand Daos in the universe, and it could be said that every step one took was filled with killing intent and extreme danger. One could lose one’s life at any moment, so it was naturally impossible for them to pass through so easily.

Le Wuhen and the others were stunned, and then they sighed endlessly in their hearts. Just these words alone had allowed them to understand that Chen Xi had made up his mind, and they were unable to persuade him from doing it.

Chen Xi swept all of them with his gaze, and then he cupped his hands in a serious manner and said, “Everyone, thank you for taking care of me up until now.”

Le Wuhen sighed, and he waved his hand and said, “Forget it, forget it. Since you’ve made up your mind already, then go on quickly.”

“Chen Xi, take care of yourself!”

“You must be careful.”

“We’ll be waiting here for you. You must come back!”

Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and Zhuanyu Shui spoke successively.

Chen Xi nodded before he smiled lightheartedly, and then his figure flashed and stepped through that mysterious and quiet door before vanishing from their fields of vision.

“This fellow….” Yuqiu Jing suddenly sighed, yet he was at a loss for words.

“Let’s make the best use of our time to recover. If Chen Xi suffers some sort of mishap when he returns, then we’ll be able to assist him promptly.” Shentu Yanran’s starry eyes glistened, and he pretty face was covered in a firm expression.

“Yes. In my opinion, this fellow, Chen Xi, might really succeed. Don’t forget that Luo Shaonong spoken shamelessly about how Chen Xi had suffered calamity yesterday, but look, isn’t this fellow still alive and well?” Le Wuhen laughed lightheartedly.

“Exactly. His ability to traverse the white jade staircase and enter Violetsky Dao Palace itself proves how extraordinary he is.” Even the reserved and reticent Zhuanyu Shui spoke at this moment.

Just these words alone caused Le Wuhen and the others to be instantly stunned, and they sighed with emotion in their hearts. Only now did they realize that this fellow, Chen Xi, was really not someone any one of them could compare to because merely the accomplishment of traversing that white jade staircase alone was absolutely not something they could accomplish.


As soon as he entered through the door, Chen Xi felt as if he’d entered into a lustrous and dazzling world. The entire sky was filled with gorgeous and blazing divine radiance, and it illuminated the entire world.

Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed, and he finally got used to this environment.

Countless paths that extended towards the surroundings lay before him like a spiderweb. There were thousands of them, and they formed a dense mass of paths.

Every single path represented a profundity of the Grand Dao.

A green path that represented the Grand Dao of Wood.

A crimson path that represented the Grand Dao of Fire.

A blue path that represented the Grand Dao of Water.

Black and white that represented Yin and Yang.

It was even to the extent that there were numerous paths that revealed the phenomena of talisman markings, vortexes, starlight, wind, clouds, lightning, and so on and so forth.

There were too many!

They formed a dense mass that seemed to be boundless. All of them were suffused with a pure aura that seemed primitive and chaotic. They emanated the glow of divinity, and they seemed to be extremely divine.

Looks like this is the place where the Chaotic Ancestral Root is sealed…. As Chen Xi’s eyes gazed towards the surroundings, they were enshrouded by divine radiance, and they were deep like the starry sky. He ceaselessly observed the surroundings, and he wasn’t in a rush to act.

In his opinion, this scene before him was the ‘3,000 Grand Daos’ that Le Wuhen spoke of. This was a form of general address, and in reality, the amount of Grand Daos was vast like an ocean and practically boundless.

This place contains the killing intent of the 3,000 Grand Daos, and it can be said that every single step here is filled with killing intent. So, if Luo Shaonong and the others intend to seize that sole Imperial Sovereign Dao Root, then they definitely have to traverse this barrier before me. Chen Xi pondered deeply and roughly determined that this scene before him was a test as well. No matter which path one chose, one would definitely have to endure all the killing intent lying in wait on the path.

Moreover, this sort of killing intent would definitely be extraordinary!

However, the scene he witnessed next had truly exceeded Chen Xi’s expectations, and it completely overturned his judgment.

Because as soon as he stepped foot onto the path of the Talisman Grand Dao, the heavens and the earth instantly moved while the scene before his eyes changed abruptly.

All the other paths had vanished, and only this path remained. However, it wasn’t a pure path of the Talisman Grand Dao.

In an instant, Chen Xi at least sensed that this path contained no less than 10 Grand Dao profundities. There were the five elements, Yin, Yang, wind, lightning, star, light, darkness….

It seemed like so long as it was a Grand Dao profundity he’d grasped, then it would appear and fuse into this path!

This caused Chen Xi’s heart to be unable to help but shake, and he became even more vigilant.



Chen Xi started moving forward. Yet as soon as he moved, he felt a form of enormous pressure, and it smashed down onto him like numerous divine mountains.

If he hadn’t been vigilant since the beginning, then he would have almost been shaken to the point of being blasted back by this pressure, and the vital blood within his entire body roiled.

Chen Xi took a deep breath and resisted this heavy pressure as he continued forward.

All along the way, all sorts of terrifying scenes like volcanoes, storms, tidal waves, stars, falling stars, overlapped light and darkness, and so on and so forth appeared frequently.

Chen Xi knew that all of these were formed by the various Grand Daos. They poisoned the Dao Heart and shook one’s will. Coupled with the energy of the Grand Dao that pressed down upon him, it caused him to feel suffocated.

However, Chen Xi didn’t stop moving. He circulated his entire cultivation, causing Divine Energy to surge throughout his body, and he spared no effort. Only in this way was he able to slightly relieve the pressure on him.

This path was completely straight yet seemed to be endless. The further ahead he went, the greater the pressure he felt was.

Later on, every single step Chen Xi took caused the bones in his entire body to emanate cracking sounds from being unable to withstand the weight of the pressure. Moreover, divine radiance erupted from his entire body and fluctuated violently.

Just like this, Chen Xi forcefully persisted for 10 days. He’d been silently counting, and he concluded that he’d at least walked 1,500km step by step until now. But up until now, he seemed to still be unable to discover where the end of the path lay.

This caused him to be unable to help but sigh in his heart, and his expression grew heavier.

If his Heart Energy hadn’t attained the first forging of the True Heart Sutra and the Divine Dark Parasol Tree within him hadn’t been continuously supplying him with Divine Energy, he even suspected that he would be utterly unable to persist until now!

On the other hand, if it was any other cultivator with a slightly weaker strength, that cultivator would have probably been blasted flying a long time ago while the fate of the cultivator would be unknown!

What sort of method did Luo Shaonong and the others utilize to pass through this barrier? In next to no time, Chen Xi shook his head and discarded these distracting thoughts. At this moment, his entire body was slightly unable to bear the burden on it, and it wasn’t the time to think about anything else.

Crack! Crack!

Another three days passed. On this day, Chen Xi’s entire figure trembled before cracks appeared on numerous bones within his body, and they were on the verge of collapse.

Chen Xi let out a muffled groan, and he experienced bone piercing pain.

He raised his eyes and looked towards the distance. The path was still far, and he was still unable to see the end.

Chen Xi couldn’t help but frown when he saw this. If this continues, then I’ll definitely suffer misfortune.

After he pondered deeply for a long time, Chen Xi gritted his teeth and continued once more. This wasn’t his limit, and if his life was really in danger, then he would definitely turn around immediately and leave.


After 10 minutes passed, a trace of blood suddenly seeped out from the corners of Chen Xi’s mouth, and the bones in his entire body cracked violently. They were on the verge of collapsing completely.

At this moment, he could only stand still on the spot while his expression was unsightly to the extreme. Isn’t this path a little too terrifying. Even with my current cultivation, I’m only able to persist until here, so how did Luo Shaonong and the others move forward?


Right at this moment, the King Xuan Sword in Chen Xi’s sea of consciousness suddenly buzzed, and then it emanated a strand of obscure fluctuation.

After that, the tune of the Grand Dao instantly resounded by Chen Xi’s ears. It was like the sound of nature, and it covered the heavens and the earth as it moved towards him from all directions and made him feel as if he’d obtained sudden enlightenment.

At practically the exact same moment, strands of surging and thick aura of the Grand Dao flowed into Chen Xi’s entire body like spring water, and they converged around every single inch of skin on Chen Xi’s body.

At this moment, Chen Xi felt a comfortable feeling from body to heart, and it felt as if he was immersed in a warm spring. The pressure and pain he’d endured for days were suddenly swept away, and even his bones that were on the verge of splitting seemed as if they were reconstructed and tempered once more at this moment, causing them to emanate droplets of golden divine radiance.

This was the energy of the Grand Daos of the universe that were born within the Chaotic Ancestral Root. At this moment, they seemed as if they’d received some sort of summon, and they nurtured Chen Xi’s entire body, causing his entire body to be in a peaceful, glistening, and extremely divine state.

Chen Xi couldn’t be bothered to think about all of this. He sat down cross-legged, circulated the vital energy in his entire body, and started to meditate.

He finally understood the test behind the Door of the Grand Dao. It was a form of tempering, and it was a fortuitous encounter as well!

Of course, all of this couldn’t do without the assistance of the King Xuan Sword.

At the same time that Chen Xi entered into a meditative state, at another area behind the Door of the Grand Dao.

Clang! Clang!

An ancient and heavy brass bell floated into the air. Its surface was inscribed with numerous mysterious diagrams, and it emanated strands of blood colored divine light that swept towards the surroundings.

Luo Shaonong’s group stood behind the brass bell, and their expressions were extremely heavy.

“What’s going on?” Luo Shaonong turned around and frowned as he looked at Kunwu Qing.

At this moment, Kunwu Qing was drenched in sweat, and he had an anxious expression. There was an extremely strange looking worm that was completely pitch black and around the size of a thumb resting on his palm.

This worm was called the Ancestral Root Spirit Worm, and it was something Kunwu Qing had gone through numerous hardships and took great pains to find in the Genesis Ancestral Root.

The only use of this worm was its ability to search for the sole Imperial Sovereign Dao Root!

“Something seems to have gone wrong. The Ancestral Root Spirit Worm is actually… it’s actually unable to sense the right direction….” Kunwu Qing was anxious and bewildered.

As soon as these words were spoken, it caused the expressions of the others to turn gloomy.


Right at this moment, the brass bell suddenly trembled violently and wailed.

Pei Wen seemed to have suffered backlash from this, and a mouthful of blood suddenly sprayed from his mouth.

When they witnessed this scene, all of their hearts jerked, and their expressions grew even gloomier.

This bell was called the Divine Blood Desolation Bell, and it was an extremely miraculous Natural Spirit Treasure.

Most importantly, unlike other Natural Spirit Treasures, the Divine Blood Desolation Bell was able to disperse the invisible pressure of the Grand Dao. It was precisely because of the combination of the Divine Blood Desolation Bell and Ancestral Root Spirit Worm that they were able to smoothly advance until here in these past few days, and they’d safely avoided numerous dangers.

But at this moment, no matter if it was the Ancestral Root Spirit Worm or the Divine Blood Desolation Bell, a mishap had occurred to both of them in succession. This caused Luo Shaonong and the others to instantly feel that the current situation was slightly bad.

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