On the bustling streets of Spiritsail City.
Since the day that the news related to fifth-grade and sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Roots had spread from the Exchange Hall, numerous cultivators had arrived successively from all over in this short period of three days.
There were even numerous great figures that possessed monstrous authority amongst them. They were either sect masters, the patriarchs of clans, or overlords. It could be said that a storm had gathered, and it caused the atmosphere in Spiritsail City to be even more explosive.
Presently, no matter if it was the streets or the restaurants, practically all the cultivators were discussing this topic.
“16 divine materials, and one just has to possess any one of them to exchange them for an Ancestral Dao Root at the fifth-grade or above. Doesn’t this mean that the owner of this commission possesses at least 16 Ancestral Dao Roots? This is simply… indescribable!”
“Don’t worry, many great figures have started paying attention to this matter now, so it’s definitely not fake. Otherwise, the Exchange Hall wouldn’t dare rashly issue such a commission.”
“Then who do all of you think that fellow is?”
“No matter who it is, that fellow definitely entered the Ancestral Root Grounds of the Desolate Manku Ruins a while back. Otherwise, how could he possess so many Ancestral Dao Roots?”
“It wouldn’t be Chen Xi, right?”
“That’s impossible. That fellow is a personal disciple of Oracle Mountain, so how could he have the time to come here? During the trip to the Desolate Manku Ruins, he’d killed Luo Shaonong, Gongye Zhefu, and a few more Spirit God Exalts. In the end, he infuriated numerous top-rate powers in the Imperial Region, and even Imperial Monarch Chong Dou had made a move and intended to annihilate him.”
“Exactly. I heard that Oracle Mountain’s Grand Lord, Wu Xuechan, was alarmed by this matter, and he emerged from closed door cultivation for the sake of helping Chen Xi vent. Moreover, he actually forced all those great figures from the Imperial Region to kneel before everyone, and even Imperial Monarch Chong Dou was unable to escape such a fate!”
“Extraordinary, truly extraordinary. The Grand Lord, Wu Xuechan, hasn’t emerged from his closed door cultivation for so many years, yet he did something so major as soon as he did. It’s truly unimaginable.”
As he walked on the bustling streets of Spiritsail City, Chen Xi practically didn’t have to investigate carefully before all sorts of discussions surged into his ears.
Some were discussing the commission.
Some were discussing that battle outside Phoenix Perch City.
Some were discussing the 16 divine materials.
Some gasping with admiration towards the world shocking divine might of Oracle Mountain’s Grand Lord, Wu Xuechan.
In short, it was extremely bustling and noisy, and it was extremely surprising to Chen Xi.
Because Chen Xi noticed that no matter what the content of these discussions that he heard on the way were, all of them seemed… to be related to him.
This had truly exceeded his expectations.
However, this allowed Chen Xi to immediately realize that the news of the battle which occurred outside Phoenix Perch City had already spread throughout the entire Ancient God Domain.
Under such circumstances, his name had imperceptibly spread throughout the world, and he’d suddenly become famous. He wasn’t without a reputation like he was in the past.
Even Chen Xi himself was unable to determine if this was good or bad.
Under such circumstances, if my parents are in the Ancient God Domain, then they would definitely know of this, right? For no rhyme or reason, Chen Xi suddenly thought of his parents, Chen Lingjun and Zuoqiu Xue, and a wisp of dejected feelings couldn’t help but arise in his heart.
All those years ago at Iris Immortal Prison within the three dimensions, Chen Lingjun had taken Zuoqiu Xue away and left a jade slip behind for Chen Xi. The jade slip mentioned that so long as he took care of the River Diagram fragments, then one day in the future, he would definitely be able to be reunited with his parents in the Ancient God Domain.
But up until now….
He hadn’t heard any news about them!
This caused Chen Xi to be unable to help but wonder occasionally. Exactly who is my father, Chen Lingjun? What sort of experiences did he have in his previous lifetimes?
In his previous lifetimes, Chen Lingjun had once been the Junior Brother of the Sovereign Sect’s Master, and he’d once been the Second Lord of Oracle Mountain, Daoist Sheng Ji. Up until now, even Chen Xi couldn’t help but be unable to determine exactly who his father was and what sort of relationship his father had with the Ancient God Domain.
“Young Master, do you know what the three most stirring incidents in the entire Ancient God Domain now are?” Qian An who was leading the way ahead had suddenly spoken, and it caused Chen Xi to be awakened from his deep thought.
Chen Xi said with surprise, “Tell me.”
“The first is definitely the sudden appearance of Oracle Mountain’s Grand Lord, Wu Xuechan. He crushed a group of experts by himself and forced Imperial Monarch Chong Dou to kneel and atone for his crimes.”
“The second is that the successor of the Yea Clan, Yea Chen, and the successor of the Yu Clan, Yu Jiuyue, steppe foot into the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm in succession and caused the phenomena of the heavens and the earth to descend. They’re reputed to be the twin stars of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and they’re peerlessly brilliant.”
“The third is….” When he spoke up to here, Qian An suppressed his voice and said via voice transmission. “It’s the commission that you issued. I heard that it even alarmed many powers in the Imperial Region, and they dispatched numerous experts with the intention of getting to the bottom of this matter.”
Chen Xi’s brows instantly rose when he heard this, and his heart shook.
The first piece of news was extremely understandable to him. The scene of his Eldest Senior Brother crushing Imperial Monarch Chong Dou had been witnessed by numerous cultivators who resided in the surroundings, so it was impossible to conceal.
The second piece of news was rather interesting. If Chen Xi was not wrong, then Yea Chen and Yu Jiuyue were respectively ranked at the 1st and 2nd position on the Domain Enlightened Chart, and they far surpassed Luo Shaonong.
However, never had Chen Xi imagined that they would actually advance at the same time. Moreover, both of them caused the phenomena of the heavens and the earth to descend and shocked the world.
Could it be that both of them obtained extremely extraordinary Ancestral Dao Roots as well?
As for the third piece of news, it was something that Chen Xi had never expected even more. However, causing such a stir made him suddenly arouse a strand of vigilance in his heart.
Chen Xi was very clearly aware that once his identity was exposed, then those great powers in the Imperial Region would probably be unable to sit still, and they would come looking for him to get even with him.
Fortunately, he’d concealed his real name when he came to Spiritsail City this time, and he’d even changed his appearance greatly. So long as he didn’t encounter someone familiar, then it would be extremely difficult to discern his identity.
As they chatted, they’d arrived before the Exchange Hall.
To Chen Xi’s astonishment, the Exchange Hall was simply jam packed at this moment, and it could be described as tightly packed to the point even a droplet of water couldn’t trickle through. Everywhere that met the eye was a black expanse of people.
This allowed Chen Xi to finally realize that the commission he issued had really created an unimaginable stir.
Chen Xi was quickly brought into a quiet room under Qian An’s lead.
“Young Master, these are the 57 divine materials your purchased earlier.” Qian An passed a storage pouch to Chen Xi, and within it was the batch of divine materials that Chen Xi had spent 46,700,000 divine crystals to purchase.
Chen Xi took it and scanned it briefly before he nodded.
“Young Master, I’ve already sent someone to notify Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu of your arrival. You just have to wait here, and you’ll be able to make a trade with Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu.” Qian An paused for a moment before he pointed at the decorations within the room, and he said proudly, “Don’t worry Young Master, my Exchange Hall refined this room with a secret technique. So, unless a Daolord arrived here personally, otherwise, no one would be able to pry into what is occurring within the room.”
“Thank you.” Chen Xi cupped his hands.
“Young Master, there’s absolutely no need for that.” When he spoke up to here, Qian An flipped his palm, and a mysterious disk floated up into appearance, and it was glistening with light.
Qian An’s spirits were refreshed, and he said, “He’s here.”
That ‘he’ naturally pointed towards Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu!
Chen Xi’s heart shook. He’d heard of this renowned Imperial Monarch. According to rumor, Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu had already stepped foot into the Ninth Star Imperial Monarch Realm since a very long time ago, and he was a man whose entire life was filled with the aura of legends.
Chen Xi didn’t dare be careless when facing such a great figure.
At practically the exact same time, Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu sat indifferently in his dark green clothes within a quiet room that was opposite the quiet room Chen Xi resided in.
His grandson, Zhao Jiukun, was standing by his side.
“That fellow is truly careful. Could it be that he’s worried we would harm him?” Zhao Jiukun frowned as he spoke.
“Better to be safe than sorry. The more he acts in this way, the more certain I am that he probably really possesses numerous Ancestral Dao Roots of superb quality.” Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu grinned in a graceful and composed manner, and his steady imposing aura carried a lofty and boundless aura that was extremely terrifying.
As he spoke, Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu flipped his palm, and then a mysterious disk that was glistening appeared as well.
“Fellow Daoist, I’m Zhao Ganling from North Light Region. I possess a Celestial Wingspirit Herb. May I know if Fellow Daoist needs it?” Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu spoke in a frank manner, yet it didn’t carry an oppressive and overbearing imposing aura.
In the other quiet room, Chen Xi’s eyes couldn’t help but narrow when he suddenly heard this voice, and he knew that the name Zhao Ganling was Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu’s name.
“Yes, that divine material can be exchanged for a sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Root. If Senior is willing, then we can make the trade immediately.” Chen Xi considered for a moment before he spoke.
“Interesting. It’s actually a little fellow.” A wisp of a smile arose on the corners of Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu’s mouth. The word ‘senior’ that Chen Xi spoke had allowed him to acutely notice that it was a junior.
“There’s no rush to do that. I urgently wanted to meet Fellow Daoist because I really want to find an Ancestral Dao Root for my grandson.” Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu said, “However, if I’m not wrong, then Fellow Daoist probably doesn’t just possess fifth-grade and sixth-grade Ancestral Dao Roots, right?”
Chen Xi’s heart shook, and he replied vaguely. “Why do you say that, Senior?”
He really did possess many seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Roots in his possession, but he didn’t intend to trade them.
The smile on the corners of Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu’s mouth grew denser when he heard this, and he said, “Fellow Daoist, there’s no need to be in a hurry and deny it. Perhaps you’re already clearly aware that I’ve gone through great troubled throughout these years in order to find a superb Ancestral Dao Root, and it’s on the very of becoming a sore point of mine.”
He paused for a moment before his voice suddenly became powerful and resolute, and it revealed a strand of great spirit. “If Fellow Daoist is willing to assist me, then so long as it’s a precious treasure that I possess, Fellow Daoist can feel free to choose anything. Moreover, I’ll owe you a favor after this matter is done.”
He spoke frankly, and it carried a charm that convinced others.
Chen Xin was stunned, and he fell into silence.
On the other hand, Qian An who stood by Chen Xi’s side revealed admiration on his face while his eyes had even become slightly red from envy. Never had he imagined that as soon as Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu spoke, he would actually promise such shocking conditions!
A favor from Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu! Besides existences like Daolords, could anyone else in this world make Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu make such a heavy promise?
It could be said that merely this condition alone was sufficient to change the fate of an ordinary cultivator, causing that cultivator to rise rapidly in the world and possess a promising future!
Not to mention that Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu would even provide the precious treasures in his possession as repayment. Such conditions simply couldn’t be any better, and it was sufficient to make it impossible for any cultivator to refuse!