They didn’t hesitate and strode through space under Dong Bowen’s lead to arrive before the second divine mountain.
When their arrival was detected, a 30km tall figure floated up into appearance in the heavens and the earth. Its imposing aura was powerful like a dragon and shot into the sky. It was extremely similar to the Dragon Quintessence Soul that was formed from the Ancestral Dragon Daolord’s quintessence energy. However, its aura was even stronger.
Chen Xi’s group was already prepared for this. It was still Dong Bowen who collided head-on with the 30km tall figure, whereas, Chen Xi utilized the Overarching Heaven Net and Dragon Origin Pearl to launch a surprise attack against it.
Two hours later, the battle ended, and Chen Xi’s group had once more obtained the balls of light that were formed from the quintessence energy of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord.
After they divided it amongst each other, they started to refine and absorb it.
One month later, Chen Xi’s group had traversed the 9th divine mountain in the area covered by the second restriction!
During this entire process, Dong Bowen who was a Ninth Star Imperial Monarch had taken the front line, and he played a very important role.
Of course, if it wasn’t for the Overarching Heaven Net and Dragon Origin Pearl in Chen Xi’s possession, then Dong Bowen would definitely be unable to defeat numerous formidable and terrifying opponents with such ease.
At the same time, all of them obtained quite a sizeable amount of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord’s quintessence energy with every single opponent they defeated. Moreover, refining and absorbing these balls of light that were formed from quintessence energy allowed their cultivations to improve ceaselessly during this short period of a month.
Even though the extent of their improvement was very small, it was absolutely more effective than bitterly cultivating behind closed doors for a few thousands of years. It could be said to be marvelously quick!
For example, when Chen Xi arrived at the 9th divine mountain, his cultivation was merely a trace away from stepping into the advanced-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm!
All of these changes had occurred in a mere month of time. If the other cultivators in the outside world found out about such a speed of cultivation, they would probably be unable to believe it.
The only thing that surprised Chen Xi was that no matter if it was Senior White or Little Bao, even though they’d obtained a huge amount of benefit from the balls of light, they actually showed no signs of advancing.
This clearly showed how abnormal their natural talent was, and it couldn’t be judged by logic at all.
As for Ye Yan, because she’d already attained the perfection-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, if she wasn’t able to capture the critical factor to advance into the Imperial Monarch Realm, then it would be useless no matter how many balls of light she obtained.
So, she’d given up all intentions of refining and absorbing the balls of light, and she put them away with the intention of utilizing them when she charged into the Imperial Monarch Realm in the future.
Dong Bowen had similarly obtained a huge amount of benefits. However, his cultivation had already arrived at the peak of the Ninth Star Imperial Monarch Realm since a long time ago, so his improvement seemed to be extremely tiny when compared to Chen Xi and the others.
However, even then, it was sufficient to make him feel satisfied. He was clearly aware that if it was in the past, then it would be utterly impossible to accomplish such improvement without spending a few tens of thousands of years in cultivating.
Chen Xi’s group became vigilant because the opponent they encountered from the 9th divine mountain onward grew more and more stronger, and even Dong Bowen was barely able to withstand the opponent they faced and was constantly in danger.
Fortunately, the Dragon Origin Pearl had started to display a critical effect. It ceaselessly absorbed the quintessence energy contained within their opponent, allowing Dong Bowen to merely have to persist without losing before they could exhaust their opponent to death.
Three months later, Chen Xi’s group experienced all sorts of dangers and finally arrived on the 18th divine mountain within the area covered by the second restriction!
“Only the last opponent remains.” Dong Bowen spoke with a slightly hoarse voice, and he was gasping for breath. Moreover, a wisp of exhaustion that was impossible to disguise suffused his brows.
During these three months of time, he’d ceaselessly fought those 30km tall figures. In the beginning, he was still able to persist, but he soon fell into a state of being completely suffered and being ceaselessly suppressed caused him to suffer repeated injury.
The reason he was able to defeat his opponent in the end was entirely because of the Dragon Origin Pearl.
This treasure was able to ceaselessly absorb the quintessence energy within the 30km tall figures, and it wouldn’t be noticed by the 30km tall figures. It was precisely by relying on this sort of exhaustion that they were able to make their opponent’s strength weaken incessantly before being defeated at Dong Bowen’s hands in the end.
“You can’t continue toughing it out anymore. You must recover properly this time.” Senior White had a solemn expression. Even though Senior White hadn’t helped much all along the way, he’d witnessed the entire process of the battles, and he was clearly aware that Dong Bowen was in a slightly bad state.
Even though he was a Ninth Star Imperial Monarch, he’d suffered a great deal of injuries all along the way, and he might even suffer a mishap if he continued persisting.
“Exactly. We’re only a step away from passing through the second restriction, so there’s no rush to move forward.” Chen Xi nodded. The consumption of his strength during these past three months was extremely huge. Not only did he have to control the Overarching Heaven Net, he had to utilize the Dragon Origin Pearl at the same time. Even though he hadn’t encountered any danger, he’d endured an extremely large amount of mental pressure.
“Alright.” Dong Bowen took a deep breath, and then he sat down cross-legged and started to meditate.
“Little Bao, Ye Yan, and Senior White. All of you stay on guard.” Chen Xi instructed before he started to meditate as well.
During these three months of time, his cultivation had already stepped into the advanced-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm. Presently, he was approaching the peak of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and all of this was closely related to the quintessence energy of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord that they were constantly refining and absorbing.
“If we consider it carefully, we would really be unable to arrive here without the assistance of this brother.” Senior White couldn’t help but sigh slightly with emotion when he saw Chen Xi and Dong Bowen had entered into meditative states.
Ye Yan and Little Bao deeply agreed. If Dong Bowen hadn’t kept their opponents busy by engaging with the 30km tall figures in direct battles, then even if their group possessed the Overarching Heaven Net and Dragon Origin Pearl, it would definitely be impossible to come this far.
After all, the dangers that filled the second restriction were too terrifying. The 30km tall figures that were formed from the quintessence energy of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord grew stronger the further they went. Moreover, even a Ninth Star Imperial Monarch like Dong Bowen was completely suppressed by them, and it clearly showed how dangerous the second restriction was.
It was no wonder that all the cultivators who came to Specter Galaxy throughout the boundless years of the past with the intention of searching for the fortuitous encounter hidden within Specter Galaxy had returned in failure. Moreover, no one had ever succeeded to this date. It was because merely this second restriction was sufficient to make most cultivators fear to even take a step into it.
“However, if we didn’t have the assistance of the Overarching Heaven Net and Dragon Origin Pearl that Chen Xi possessed, then it would definitely be impossible to arrive here by relying solely on this brother’s ability.” Senior White changed the topic, and he said, “This is like the saying, cooperation brings benefit to both. So, we don’t owe each other anything, and we don’t have to be grateful to him.”
Ye Yan and Little Bao smiled and said, “Of course.”
10 days later, Chen Xi woke up from his meditation.
On the 5th day after Chen Xi woke up, Dong Bowen recovered completely.
“Let’s begin!” Dong Bowen’s gaze was like a bolt of lightning, and it emanated an oppressive imposing aura. “So long as we pass through this final barrier, then we’ll be able to lay eyes upon the true tomb of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord!”
Just these words alone caused the spirits of Chen Xi and the others to be refreshed, and they were filled with anticipation.
Senior White couldn’t help but feel slightly worried when he heard this. Dong Bowen’s strength was too formidable. So, if they really found the fortune left behind by the Ancestral Dragon Daolord, then if Dong Bowen aroused covetous intentions and wanted to seize all of it, then the consequences would be unimaginable.
“Don’t worry. If he dares to arouse covetous intent, then I’ll make him fail even if I have to destroy all the Natural Spirit Treasures in my possessed.” Chen Xi had noticed Senior White’s worries, and he said swiftly via voice transmission, “Not to mention that this Dong Bowen doesn’t seem like a person with malicious intentions, so such a situation should probably not occur.”
“I hope so.” Senior White sighed. He was unable to avoid feeling worried. Because since the ancient times, wealth moved the hearts of men, let alone a supreme fortune left behind by the Ancestral Dragon Daolord?
Anything could happen when one was facing such an extremely enormous temptation.
Unexpectedly, the final opponent for the 18th divine mountain in the second restriction was actually extraordinarily formidable.
Even if Dong Bowen utilized all his ability, he was actually unable to withstand it at all, and he was defeated and heavily injured as soon as the battle began!
It was even to the extent that if Chen Xi and the others hadn’t dodged in time, they would have almost suffered calamity and perished on the spot!
The only thing they felt fortunate about was that the Dragon Origin Pearl had already entered their opponent’s body, and it was ceaselessly absorbing the energy within it.
After Chen Xi’s group returned to the peak of the mountain, the Dragon Origin Pearl was like a parasite that constantly absorbed and swallowed the figure’s energy.
This allowed Chen Xi and the others to instantly heavy sighs of relief in their hearts. This was good as well because there was no need for Dong Bowen to fight the figure any longer, and they just had to wait patiently to completely exhaust the 30km tall figure.
However, in this way, they would be unable to obtain the quintessence energy left behind by the 30km tall figure.
But Chen Xi and the others couldn’t be bothered about all of that. So long as they were able to kill their opponent and leave the second restriction smoothly, then it would be sufficient.
“Hehe! This isn’t bad at all. Dong Bowen is already heavily injured. So, if you fight desperately with your life on the line, you can utilize the Godslaughter Burst and detonate Natural Spirit Treasures to fight him. Moreover, Little Bao’s strength has been increasing explosively without end during this period of time, and he’ll be of use as well.
During the process of waiting, Senior White couldn’t help but send Chen Xi a voice transmission. “Under such circumstances, I hope that fellow doesn’t arouse covetous intentions, otherwise, it’s impossible to determine who the final victor will be.”
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed, but he didn’t say anything.
Two days later.
The 30km tall Dragon Quintessence Soul formed from the quintessence energy of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord rumbled as it transformed into dust and dirt that vanished in the heavens and the earth.
Only an extremely brilliant and blazing pearl revolved and floated in midair.
Compared to before, the Dragon Origin Pearl seemed to be extraordinarily dazzling now. It hadn’t just been completely repaired, its might even more than two times stronger!
All of this had come from the quintessence energy of the Ancestral Dragon Daolord that it had absorbed.
When Chen Xi kept the Dragon Origin Pearl away, the scene in the distance suddenly started to change, and the heavens, the earth, and the stars moved.
The force field that covered the second restriction vanished silently while the 18 divine mountains gradually blurred before vanishing like an illusion.
In merely the time of a few breaths, the scene before their eyes flashed, and when their fields of vision recovered, they noticed that they were actually standing on a boundlessly vast and quiet expanse of the starry sky!
After that, they noticed an astounding scene….
A bronze coffin floated in the depths of the starry sky. A dense expanse of brilliant stars circled around it, and it floated silently while emanating an extremely ancient and mysterious aura that covered the entire starry sky!