Why would that eye have appeared here? Chen Xi was shocked in his heart, and it was unable to calm down for a long time. Up until now, his understanding of the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation was still extremely shallow.
While he was still in the three dimensions all those years ago, he’d merely heard that the strength of the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation could only be utilized by the Sovereign Sect, and it was impossible for the Sovereign Sect to control it.
Moreover, according to legend, the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation stood above the Heaven Dao of the three dimensions, and its might was unfathomable.
However, Chen Xi had never imagined that it would actually appear within the extremely mysterious Master Xuan’s Divine Temple in the Ancient God Domain!
If he wasn’t wrong, then the force that obliterated the beam of golden violet light and the area around it had definitely come from that eye.
If it was really the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation, then the might it revealed at this moment was extremely terrifying and could absolutely not be compared to the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation Chen Xi had seen in the three dimensions.
When Chen Xi intended to investigate a little bit deeper, the horrifying darkness retreated and vanished like tidewater, and the heavens and the earth returned to its original state.
However, the Ancestral Root that produced the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root was gone, and the golden violet divine radiance that revealed the aura of an imperial sovereign had vanished as well.
All that remained was an expanse of ruins and desolation. It seemed to have experienced a devastating calamity, and everything had been crushed and wiped out from existence.
Senior White suddenly stopped moving, and then it turned around to look over as it said in a tone that carried a lingering trace of fear. “That damnable thing! It really didn’t abandon its intention to obliterate the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root.”
When it spoke up to here, it turned around to look at Chen Xi. “Little Fellow, did you succeed?”
Chen Xi nodded. He’d sealed and preserved the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root within restrictions and swallowed it into the universe within his body to be stored.
Senior White seemed to heave a sigh of relief, and its entire body seemed to have relaxed before it recovered its complacent appearance from just now. “Hehe! What do you think? Once your Ancestor, I, makes a move, wasn’t obtaining this supreme fortuitous encounter as easy as taking something out of your pocket?”
This time, Chen Xi paid no attention to Senior White, and he said with a solemn expression, “Senior White, everything that occurred just now was the calamity you spoke of?”
“Yes.” Senior White nodded indifferently. “That thing has been watching this place since the Manku period with the intention of destroying the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root. If Xuan hadn’t set-up numerous precautions here, it would have probably succeeded a long time ago.”
“Exactly what sort of force is it?” asked Chen Xi.
“A tribulation.” Senior White answered in a concise manner.
“A tribulation?” Chen Xi glanced at Senior White. He noticed that while Senior White seemed to be answering in a relaxed manner, Senior White’s expression was slightly unnatural when it mentioned this word.
“Don’t ask too much about it. You’ll naturally understand it once you’ve attained the Imperial Monarch Realm. You wouldn’t understand no matter how I explained now.” Senior White was slightly impatient and seemed to be unwilling to mention this matter. So, it changed the topic and said, “Let’s leave this place quickly. I’ve gotten bored of this place since a long time ago.”
“I fought it once, but it was in the three dimensions, so it was unlike this time. The strength it revealed this time has completely exceeded my imagination.” Chen Xi disregarded whether Senior White was willing to discuss it or not and spoke quickly. “At that time, the Sovereign Sect had been constantly utilizing its strength to deal with the gods that had been born in the three dimensions. This caused me to think that it was a blade controlled in the hands of the Sovereign Sect, but now it would seem like it isn’t just so simply.”
Senior White went silent, and then it sighed after a long time. “It really isn’t simple.”
Chen Xi frowned and said, “Could it be that you don’t have anything else to say?”
Senior White shrugged. “No.”
The King Xuan Sword in Chen Xi’s hand let out a faint sword howl.
Senior White said furiously, “Little Fellow, I’ve already said what I should say, and I’ll absolutely not speak of what I shouldn’t. Don’t force me. This is my limit.”
Chen Xi gazed at Senior White for a long time, and then he shook his head in the end. After that, he turned around and left along the path he came here on.
When Senior White saw this, it seemed to hesitate to speak but stopped in the end. However, it shook its head as well before flapping its wings and chasing up to Chen Xi.
After a short moment, Chen Xi walked out of the divine temple and returned to the peak of the divine mountain.
As he gazed at the seething ocean of clouds and the azure blue sky in the distance, Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel like a load had been lifted from his shoulder.
During his trip within Master Xuan’s Divine Temple, he’d fought 10 Suncrows, the Spear of the Valiant, the Divine Staray Butterfly, 36 Sword Souls…. Up until the point he obtained the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root, this journey could be said to be filled with danger, but the gains he obtained were beyond imagination as well.
He hadn’t just obtained the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root successfully, the successive battles he experienced had allowed him to fully grasp the core profundities of the four moves within the Profound Heart Sword Technique. Most importantly, he’d finally found out where his limits lay!
Besides all of that, another enormous question had arisen along with all of this — had that devastating calamity from before came from the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation that he’d seen in the past?
Unfortunately, Senior White was unwilling to reveal the answer, and it caused all of this to seem even more confusing.
However, Chen Xi had confirmed something. The Master of the Manku period, Xuan, was able to set up all sorts of precautions to allow the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root to avoid calamity, and this proved that this tribulation wasn’t impossible to resist.
This was more than enough.
Senior White followed up to Chen Xi and unfolded its wings in a seemingly euphoric manner before it sighed with emotion. “How many years has it been? I’m finally free again.”
Chen Xi couldn’t be bothered to pay any attention to this old bird, and he moved directly down the mountain.
“Little Fellow, look at that tolerance of yours. Are you still angry? I’m really unable to determine the exact reason for this matter.” Senior White caught up to Chen Xi, descended onto Chen Xi’s shoulder, and then chuckled.
“Since you don’t know the answer for that, then let me ask you something else. Do you know how to undo the effects of the Divine Black Lich Venom?” Chen Xi asked indifferently.
“This….” Senior White’s face froze, and it seemed to have become slightly angry from embarrassment. “That’s a secret technique that existed in the last era. So, how could I possibly know that?”
Even though he was merely probing Senior White, Chen Xi still couldn’t avoid feeling a wave of disappointment when he heard such an answer.
The last era?
Exactly what sort of period was that. Why would such an evil secret technique like the Divine Black Lich Venom be created during that time?
The word ‘era’ here referred the to the entire process from when a Chaos Quintessence was born until its destructions. This encompassed a very long period of time that was immeasurable.
It was also referred to as a Grand Chaos Era.
Even though the Ancient God Domain was said to possess over a thousand regions and countless universes, at the bottom of it all, they were all born from within the same grand Chaos Quintessence.
This grand Chaos Quintessence had transformed until now to form the current Ancient God Domain.
According to Chen Xi’s knowledge the Ancient God Domain had already existed for countless years since its birth, and it was practically eternal. Thus, it was called an eternal paradise.
So, he was truly unable to imagine exactly how many years of time the last era had experienced, and how many civilizations and cultures of cultivation had been born during that time.
After all, it was truly too far away.
No matter what, I must find a way to revive Liuqing within 10 years of time! Chen Xi took a deep breath while a wisp of a firm expression flashed in his eyes.
No matter how tiny the hope he had was, he would absolutely not give up until the last moment.
All along the way down the mountain, they didn’t encounter any further obstruction, and they didn’t encounter the obstruction of those Battle Souls like Chen Xi had on his way up the mountain.
Moreover, with Senior White in the lead, Chen Xi noticed to his shock that their path down the mountain had actually shrunk by over 10 times, and it wasn’t long before they arrived back before the Door of the Grand Dao.
“Looks like you’re only gifted in leading the way.” Chen Xi glanced at Senior White.
“Little Fellow, are you insinuating that I’m just a nobody that leads the way? How absurd! Do you know that all those years ago…?” Senior White exploded with rage.
However, it had only spoken halfway when it was stopped by an icy cold gaze from Chen Xi. It had truly been held by the throat and choked by Chen Xi to the point of being slightly fearful.
“Don’t forget that you agreed to obey me once we left.” Chen Xi flashed through the door after speaking these words.
“What a rude stinking little kid!” Senior White’s entire body trembled from rage, but it still chased after Chen Xi. It seemed as if it didn’t know integrity what was.
“How many days has it been?”
“Is there still no news?”
“Unfortunately, we forgot to ask Jia Nan what happened inside there when he left earlier.”
“Jia Nan? Hmph! Do you think he would tell us about all of that? Anyone that encounters that fellow feels like they encountered a mute monk that took a vow of silence.”
“Alright, that’s enough.”
Within the grand and ancient hall, Le Wuhen, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jing, and Zhuanyu Shui were discussing animatedly.
Along with the passage of time, their injuries had healed. But they still hadn’t caught sight of Chen Xi at all. So, they couldn’t help but feel slightly worried.
“Do all of you think that Chen Xi might have encountered misfortune? After all, Luo Shaonong’s group is in there as well. So, we wouldn’t be able to find out if Chen Xi suffered misfortune.” Yuqiu Jing spoke abruptly.
It was only a few words, yet it caused the hearts of Le Wuhen and the others to tighten because it was exactly what they were the most worried about.
However, right at this moment, a wave of fluctuation suddenly arose from the Door of the Grand Dao, and then a figure appeared.
All of them raised their eyes to look over, and their spirits were refreshed. They felt as if a load had been lifted from their shoulders as they stood up in unison to greet Chen Xi.
Chen Xi’s heart couldn’t help but feel warm when he noticed that Le Wuhen and the others had been waiting here since that day, and a wisp of a smile arose on the corners of his mouth.
“Why is there so much blood on you?” In next to no time, Le Wuhen and the others noticed that Chen Xi’s clothes were tattered and dyed red with blood. Obviously, he’d suffered some sort of conflict and battle.
“It was definitely Luo Shaonong who did it! Those damnable bastards!” Yuqiu Jing gritted his teeth and cursed.
On that day, they’d suffered a surprise attack from Luo Shaonong’s group while seizing the ninth-grade Emperor Rank Ancestral Dao Root, and they’d suffered heavy injuries during that battle. So, at this moment, when he saw Chen Xi’s clothes being dyed red with blood, the enmity from before and now surged into his heart.
“There’s no need to worry. Aren’t I fine?” Chen Xi smiled.
“What about Luo Shaonong and the others?” asked Le Wuhen.
“They’re… still inside.” Chen Xi was stunned before he answered.
All of them went silent once more when they heard this. Now that Chen Xi had returned in advance, didn’t this mean that Chen Xi had failed in his effort to seize the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root?
When they thought up to here, Shentu Yanran couldn’t help but console Chen Xi in a warm voice. “It’s fine. You were all alone after all. It’s truly difficult for you to even be able to return safely.”
“Exactly, exactly. All that matters is that you’ve returned safely.” The others seemed as if they’d awakened from a dream as well, and they consoled Chen Xi in succession.
Chen Xi didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at this moment.