Chapter 1713 – A Storm Arises

Shentu Yanran’s words allowed all of them to be instantly enlightened, and they came to an understanding after a brief moment of thought, causing the worry in their hearts to be completely eliminated.

On the other hand, Chen Xi felt much more at ease. He was clearly aware that relying on the deterrent force of the powers standing behind Le Wuhen and the others would undoubtedly be able to deal with a great deal of problems for him.

So long as he was able to escape Phoenix Perch City, then the possibilities would truly be boundless at that time.

Not to mention that the Godslave by Empress Yu Che’s side, Yun Qing, was waiting in Phoenix Perch City as well. With Yun Qing’s support, the situation Chen Xi was in would definitely become even safer.

The Soulsever Bottle Gourd traversed through the boundless area enveloped by Desolate Manku Qi and didn’t encounter any danger all along the way.

But the path was far, and they had to fly for over an entire month of time even with the Soulsever Bottle Gourd’s speed.

Chen Xi didn’t remain idle during this period of time. This trip to the Desolate Manku Ruins had allowed him to obtain a great deal of gains, and when he sorted and counted everything he’d obtained, even he himself felt a wave of surprise.

Without any doubt, the Imperial Sovereign Dao Root could be considered to be the most valuable treasure he’d obtained. Besides that, there were three eighth-grade Ancestral Dao Roots, nine seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Roots, 16 sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Roots, 27 fifth-grade Ancestral Dao Roots….

Most of these Ancestral Dao Roots were spoils that he’d plundered from Luo Shaonong and the others after he killed them.

Besides all of these treasures, there were over 10 types of matchlessly rare divine herbs, over 60 types of rare divine treasures, and 37 bottles of assorted medicinal pills.

Other divine materials of various uses totaled up to over 100 types. However, comparatively speaking, they weren’t so valuable.

When all of these gains were combined together, their value could absolutely be said to be an astronomical and unimaginable figure. It was sufficient to make the eyes of any cultivator go red with envy.

Especially the Ancestral Dao Roots of various quality. Every single one of them was extremely precious, and any one of them was capable of making countless cultivators in the Ancient God Domain fight over them!

However, in Chen Xi’s opinion, besides a small portion which he had a use for, most of these treasures didn’t interest him at all.

This was the embodiment of the difference in their cultivations. In the eyes of a beggar, perhaps a basket of steaming hot steamed buns were an extremely sumptuous feast, but an emperor who’d even gotten bored of eating fish and meat would naturally not take a liking to something like steamed buns which were used merely to satisfy one’s hunger.

Besides these gains, the gains that Chen Xi truly attached importance to was the Natural Spirit Treasures he’d seized from Luo Shaonong’s group!

The Blackspirit Sword!

The Netherblood Sabre!

The Ancient Soul Refinement Mirror!

The Divine Blood Desolation Bell!

The Dragon Origin Pearl!

The Azurelight Goldframe Umbrella!

The Fifth-Earth Apricot Yellow Flag!

There was a total of seven, and every single one of them was a Natural Spirit Treasure. Moreover, every single one of them was a supreme divine weapon that came from a top-rate power in the Imperial Region, and they possessed resounding reputation and all sorts of miraculous effects.

Yet now, along with the deaths of the seven Spirit God Exalts, Luo Shaonong, Di Jun, Gongye Zhefu, Yue Ruhuo, Jin Qingyang, Kunwu Qing, and Pei Wen, all of these Natural Spirit Treasures had fallen into Chen Xi’s hands!

They were priceless!

Any one of these Natural Spirit Treasures were sufficient to make any cultivator fight to the death to obtain them because they were too rare and precious.

Yet now, an entire seven had fallen into Chen Xi’s hands. If others were to know about this, then even extraordinary figures would probably be unable to sit still and make a move successively to seize them from him!

After all, they were Natural Spirit Treasures that could only be chanced upon by luck. Every single one of them possessed miraculous effects and unfathomable might. They were unique existences in the world, and they were impossible to refine.

However, in Chen Xi’s opinion, these Natural Spirit Treasures were extremely troublesome because every single one of them came from a top-rate power in the Imperial Region and every single one of them was renowned. Once he utilized once of them, then it would definitely be recognized by others, and the consequences were bound to be extremely severe.

At the very least, at that time, probably everyone would be clearly aware that it was he, Chen Xi, who killed Luo Shaonong’s group.

So, Chen Xi didn’t hesitate to hide these Natural Spirit Treasures for now, and he would absolutely not rashly utilize these treasures before he possessed the strength to resist those top-rate powers of the Imperial Region.

The only thing that worried Chen Xi was that the Sage Portrait had flew out from Luo Shaonong’s body when he killed Luo Shaonong, and it took Luo Shaonong’s corpses away. So, Chen Xi was unable to determine whether the Luo Clan of the Imperial Region had seen through his identity.

In short, Chen Xi’s gains from his trip to the Desolate Manku Ruins had exceeded his expectations. However, at the same time that he obtained all of this fortune, it had brought a great deal of trouble and danger to him as well. It could be considered as fortune and disaster being interlinked together, and it all depended on him to deal with it in the future.

I can give these Ancestral Dao Roots to my friends and loved ones in the future, and I can exchange them for necessary wealth as well. As for the divine herbs and treasures, they can be of use to me. No matter if it’s for cultivating or refining the Talisman Armament, they’ll be able to bring forth a great deal of miraculous effects…. After he finished sorting and counting everything, Chen Xi placed his attention onto charging into the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm. Compared to all of these treasures that were external objects, he placed more importance to his own cultivation on his path towards the Dao.

In the blink of an eye, over a month had passed.

The Soulsever Bottle Gourd Chen Xi and the others rode had already passed through the Desolate Manku Ruins and arrived above the God Burial Ocean. So, if nothing unexpected occurred, then they would be able to return to Phoenix Perch City in another few days of time.

On the other hand, the atmosphere within Phoenix Perch City had become completely murderous during this period of time, and undercurrents were brewing!

Phoenix Perch City.

Yun Qing’s expression was solemn as he walked along the streets towards the city gate in the distance.

“I wonder who was so audacious to actually kill so many Spirit God Exalts. That’s going to be a huge problem for that person.”

“Presently, the news of this matter is spreading madly through the Ancient God Domain, and the gazes of everyone has been directed to our Phoenix Perch City. A storm really is coming.”

“An entire seven Spirit God Exalts perished in a single day, and it even included peerless figures like Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu. It’s no wonder that it caused such a commotion. I heard that the powers standing behind Luo Shaonong and the others have already said that no matter what sort of price they have to pay, they’ll annihilate the culprit’s entire clan, burn their bones, and scatter the ashes!”

“Keep it down. Phoenix Perch City isn’t like how it used to be. Numerous great figures of the Imperial Region have arrived successively. If we infuriate them, then the consequences would be horrible.”

All along the way, the streets were filled with the sounds of discussions while the faces of everyone was covered in surprise and bewilderment, causing the atmosphere in the city to be extremely oppressive.

Yun Qing heard all of this, and his expression grew even more solemn.

He’d found out about this matter since over 10 days ago. At that time, he was extremely shocked, and he almost didn’t dare believe his ears.

After all, no matter if it was Luo Shaonong, Gongye Zhefu, Di Jun, Yue Ruhuo, Jin Qingyang, Kunwu Qing, or Pei Wen, every single one of them were Spirit God Exalts ranked on the Domain Enlightened Chart, and they were renowned throughout the world.

However, all of them had perished successively on the same day. This was simply like a thunderclap resounding amidst a clear blue sky, and it completely stirred the entire Ancient God Domain and caused mighty uproar that had no end.

On the other hand, Phoenix Perch City had become the center of attention in the entire Ancient God Domain. The reason for this was simple as well. It was because Luo Shaonong and the others had traversed the God Burial Ocean and entered the Desolate Manku Ruins before they perished in succession!

Who exactly did all of this?

Perhaps this was the common question in the hearts of all cultivators. Because the God Burial Ocean’s unique ability to restrain one’s strength, only a very small amount of Domain Enlightened Spirit Gods were able to enter it, and because the Desolate Manku Ruins was too dangerous, only a small amount of cultivators amongst all the cultivators that entered it would be able to arrive before the Ancestral Root Divine Temple.

On the other hand, in order to enter the Ancestral Root Divine Temple, one had to receive the test of the door of ‘life’ or ‘death’ before one could pass through the divine temple and enter the Ancestral Root Grounds. Moreover, the restrictions that suffused the white jade staircase had to be overcome in order to enter Violetsky Dao Palace….

All of these layers upon layers of tests, restrictions, and dangers caused everything that occurred behind the Door of the Grand Dao to be known by merely a little over 10 people.

Most importantly, up until this very moment, a portion of the cultivators within the Desolate Manku Ruins still hadn’t returned, whereas, because they didn’t have the chance to enter Violetsky Dao Palace, those cultivators that had returned knew nothing about all of this.

Under such circumstances, it was naturally impossible for just anyone to confirm exactly who was the culprit for the deaths of Luo Shaonong and the others.

So, everyone was waiting, waiting for those cultivators that headed to the Desolate Manku Ruins to return, and they were waiting to obtain an exact answer from them.

During this entire process of waiting, the top-rate powers of the Imperial Region like the Luo Clan, Gongye Clan, Di Clan, Yue Clan, Jin Clan, Kunwu Clan…. All of then had dispatched numerous great figures that carried boundless flames of rage as they arrived at Phoenix Perch City.

It wasn’t just them, the powers that stood behind some of the other cultivators that entered the Desolate Manku Ruins had dispatched experts over as well, and it was none other than because they were worried the members of their own clans or sects had suffered misfortune as well.

For example, the Le Clan, the Shentu Clan, the Zhuanyu Clan, and so on and so forth.

It could be said that Phoenix Perch City was like a barrel of gunpowder now, and the great figures of numerous top-rate powers of the Imperial Region were gathered here. Their forces were so formidable that it could be described as world shocking.

All of this caused the atmosphere within Phoenix Perch City to seem like a storm was coming or a shadow was descending upon it, and it was extremely oppressive.

Yun Qing had taken notice of all of this, and he couldn’t help but be inwardly worried for Chen Xi.

I hope… it wasn’t that little fellow who did it…. Yun Qing sighed deeply. Actually, he didn’t believe that Chen Xi’s combat strength was sufficient to annihilate Luo Shaonong and the others in one go. But what if it was true? What if it was really related to Chen Xi?

The reason Yun Qing had such thoughts was because of some information he’d obtained in the past few days.

Even though they weren’t sure who had killed Luo Shaonong and the others, some cultivators who’d returned from the Desolate Manku Ruins in advance had revealed that Chen Xi had offended Yue Ruhuo, Jin Qingyang, Di Jun, and the others in the Ancestral Root Grounds.

It was fine if it was merely like this. But later on, he heard that Chen Xi had even entered into conflict and incurred enmity with Gongye Zhefu and Luo Shaonong.

Coupled with the fact that Chen Xi had relied on his own strength to pass through the white jade staircase and enter Violetsky Dao Palace, all of this caused Chen Xi to be covered in suspicion.

After all, besides Luo Shaonong’s group and Le Wuhen’s group, only Chen Xi and Jia Nan had entered Violetsky Dao Palace.

It was because of this that Yun Qing was so worried like this.

It was even to the extent that he was sure that all those great figures gathered within Phoenix Perch City now had probably made Chen Xi their prime suspect!

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