When he heard his Eldest Senior Brother, Chen Xi immediately took a deep breath and forcefully suppressed the restless energy within his body.
After that, he said with astonishment, “This wine really has a strong kick.”
Tie Yunhai roared with laughter. “This divine wine is unique in the entire world, so it’s natural for its to have a slightly stronger kick.”
Wu Xuechan grinned, and he suddenly asked. “Little Junior Brother, your return to the sect was slightly later than I’d expected. Did you encounter some unexpected events on the way back?”
Chen Xi restrained his smile and nodded. “Eldest Senior Brother is right.”
As he spoke, he started to describe how he’d been pursued all along the way, and he even didn’t conceal the matter of entering the Ancestral Dragon Daolord’s tomb.
“The Ye Clan, Shaohao Clan, and the Sovereign Sect? Haha. Looks like they’ve realized that a great change is about to occur in the Imperial Region, and they’d started to make plans.” Tie Yunhai sneered while his eyes were filled with piercing coldness. “However, they can collaborate if they want to, yet they offended Little Junior Brother for no reason. Do they really think there’s no one capable in our Oracle Mountain? I’ll leave the sect another day and teach them a lesson.”
Wu Xuechan waved his hand and said, “Don’t act impulsively. The situation isn’t clear, so leaving the sect now will definitely cause the situation in the Imperial Region to become even more complicated.”
Wu Xuechan paused for a moment and continued. “Not to mention that I’ve already killed Daolord Mo Lin, so the Sovereign Sect is probably on the verge of going mad from rage. If you leave the sect now, then the consequences would be severe if they set their sights on you.”
Tie Yunhai laughed lightheartedly and said with indifference, “You only killed Mo Lin. The Sovereign Sect doesn’t just have a single Divine Sovereign Priest.”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but laugh bitterly, and he felt that his Third Senior Brother was really domineering because Tie Yunhai actually didn’t even take a Divine Sovereign Priest of the Sovereign Sect seriously. That was an existence at the Daolord Realm!
Wu Xuechan directly disregarded Tie Yunhai and said while seeming to be lost in thought, “That Imperial Monarch Zi Wei isn’t bad. I didn’t provide him guidance in vain all those years ago.”
“He… really isn’t bad.” Chen Xi pondered for a long time, but he still admitted in the end that regardless of whether Dong Bowen had aroused malicious intent towards him at the Ancestral Dragon Daolord’s Tomb, Dong Bowen had helped him deal with a great deal of trouble, so it could be considered that his merits outweighed his mistakes.
“According to my estimation, that Imperial Monarch Zi Wei would probably still be unable to step foot into the Daolord Realm even after obtaining that strand of Dragon Soul. After all, this barrier is related to the secrets of destiny. Comparatively speaking, his accumulation in the Imperial Monarch Realm is still slightly insufficient.” Wu Xuechan pondered deeply and said, “Little Junior Brother, what do you think about me recruiting him into the sect. Is it feasible?”
Chen Xi was stunned, and he’d never imagined that his Eldest Senior Brother would actually discuss such an important matter with him.
He thought for a moment before he said, “Eldest Senior Brother, you can make the decision, and I’ll naturally have no objections.”
“Alright.” Wu Xuechan smiled, and he didn’t mention this topic again.
However, Chen Xi faintly understood that his Eldest Senior Brother had asked him this question because Wu Xuechan was worried that he had a grudge in his heart and was unable to forgive Dong Bowen.
He was even clearly aware that if he didn’t agree, then his Eldest Senior Brother would definitely consider his feelings and abandon the thought of recruiting Dong Bowen into the sect.
However, Chen Xi wasn’t a narrow minded person that made a fuss about the slightest detail, so how could he possibly make things difficult for his Eldest Senior Brother?
Since his Eldest Senior Brother had considered recruiting Dong Bowen into the sect, then Wu Xuechan had definitely made plans a long time ago. Under such circumstances, Chen Xi would naturally not selfishly spoil his Eldest Senior Brother’s plans because of some personal problems.
“Little Junior Brother, you’ve probably heard of the Dao Discussion that’s being held by the five extremes of the Imperial Region, right?” As they continued chatting, Wu Xuechan suddenly changed the topic.
“I have.” Chen Xi nodded.
“Alright, based on my calculations, this Dao Discussion will be held in around five years from now. At that time, I’ll naturally make arrangements for you to participate.” Wu Xuechan smiled as he said, “Our Oracle Mountain absolutely can’t miss this opportunity, and if you succeed, then advancing into the ranks of Region Lords and stepping foot into the Daolord Realm wouldn’t be difficult for Little Junior Brother any longer.”
“Eldest Senior Brother, what do you mean by that?” asked Chen Xi.
“Did the Temple Master of Arambha Temple not tell you? It has already been extremely long since a new region has appeared in the Ancient God Domain, and this means that it’ll become more and more difficult and practically become hopeless for future cultivators to advance into the Imperial Monarch Realm and possess a position as Region Lord.” Wu Xuechan spoke with a solemn expression. “Up until now, a new region can only be established in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos. So, if we don’t grab this opportunity, then it would be difficult to attain a position as Region Lord in the future.”
Chen Xi was shocked in his heart, and he suddenly recalled his deductions about the Dao Discussion in the past. He instantly understood that the Dao Discussion held by the five extremes of the Imperial Region this time was definitely related to the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.
Sure enough, Wu Xuechan said in the next moment, “The final objective of the Dao Discussion is to select a group of disciples from the five extremes of the Imperial Region to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos and establish new regions. So, Little Junior Brother must grab this opportunity.”
He paused for a moment, then smiled as he said, “Of course, you won’t be the only one from our Oracle Mountain that’s participating. When the time comes, you just have to follow my arrangements.”
Chen Xi nodded.
He was clearly aware that advancing into the Imperial Monarch Realm and attaining a position as a Region Lord was two completely different notions.
Early on while he was still at Arambha Temple, the Goddess had told him that only by advancing into the Imperial Monarch Realm would one have the opportunity to obtain the position of Region Lord. However, not every single Imperial Monarch could attain the position of Region Lord.
The reason for this was Region Energy!
Only those that possessed Region Energy could be considered as true Region Lords. However, there were only two methods to obtain such energy.
The first was to seize the Region Energy possessed by the other Region Lords in the Ancient God Domain. However, this method was the most inferior because not only was it extremely difficult to accomplish, even if one was able to obtain the Region Energy in the end, its effects would leave much to be desired.
So, Chen Xi had eliminated this method a very long time ago.
On the other hand, the second method was to establish a new region on one’s own!
However, this sort of method had a problem of its own as well, and it was that up until now, every single place in the Ancient God Domain where regions could be established had already been divided up a very long time ago. Only the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos remained.
But the crux of the matter was that the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos was a place of great danger. It was covered by Tribulation Energy that restrained the Dao. Since the ancient times until now, no one had dared to step foot into it at all, and even an existence like the Roc Daolord had suffered calamity from entering that place. In the end, he suffered the fate of death.
Fortunately, the Tribulation Energy in the surroundings of the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos had started to weaken greatly in the recent years, and it was entirely possible to rely on external forces to establish a path into it.
So, this was a superb opportunity to establish new regions.
Presently, Chen Xi was already clearly aware that the objective behind the Dao Discussion held by the five extremes of the Imperial Region was to select a group of disciples to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos and seek the fortune of establishing a new region and attaining the position of Region Lord.
Tie Yunhai said abruptly, “Senior Brother, you killed Daolord Mo Lin, and I’m worried that the Sovereign Sect won’t be willing to leave the matter at that during the Dao Discussion five years from now.”
“There’s no need to worry. Without our Oracle Mountain’s assistance, it’s definitely impossible for just the Sovereign Sect, Divine Institute, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, and Dao Institute to establish that path into the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos. Under such circumstances, the Sovereign Sect would absolutely not dare to act rashly.” Wu Xuechan seemed to have considered this a long time ago, and he didn’t even give it any thought before he said, “Of course, we must always stay vigilant against others. When the time comes, it’ll be enough if we make some extra preparations.”
Tie Yunhai said, “Since Senior Brother has already made arrangements, then it couldn’t be any better.”
During the conversation they had after that, Chen Xi found out that his Fourth Senior Brother, the Old Scholar, his Fifth Senior Brother, Li Fuyao, and the others were still in closed door cultivation to charge into the Imperial Monarch Realm.
Chen Xi was actually very puzzled because his Eldest Senior Brother, Wu Xuechan, clearly possessed a cultivation at the Daolord Realm, yet his senior brothers and senior brothers were too inferior to him in terms of cultivation. He felt that this was very strange.
After all, even the second generation disciple, Wen Ting, of the Third Founding Ancestor was already an Eighth Star Imperial Monarch now!
Could it be that Fourth Senior Brother and the others are even inferior to a second generation disciple?
Wu Xuechan gave him a very reasonable explanation for this. All those years ago, the Master of Oracle Mountain, Fuxi, had only taken two disciples in the Ancient God Domain, and it was Wu Xuechan and Li Fuyao.
Besides Wu Xuechan and Li Fuyao, their Second Brother Daoist Shen Ji, their Third Brother Tie Yunhai, their Fourth Brother the Old Scholar, and all the others were disciples Fuxi had taken later on in the three dimensions.
The reason Li Fuyao was ranked at the fifth was because his path towards the Dao was flawed all those years ago, and he’d headed to the three dimensions to be reincarnated so that he could temper it once more.
When Li Fuyao returned to the sect once more, he’d severed the karma of his past life, and he was like a phoenix that was reborn in the flames. He was completely unrelated to his previous life, so he was ranked at the fifth.
After he found out about all of this, Chen Xi finally came to a complete understanding.
However, he was still unable to figure out why the Master of Oracle Mountain, Fuxi, had returned to the three dimensions all those years ago and even taken a group of disciples.
It wasn’t just that, even Nuwa’s Dao Palace and the Sovereign Sect had established their sects in the three dimensions, and he felt that all of this was truly strange.
Chen Xi still remembered that the Master of Oracle Mountain had discussed the Dao with the Third Netherworld Emperor for many years, and he knew that his father, Chen Lingjun, had entered into the cycle of reincarnation to reincarnate himself. Moreover, he’d once possessed the identity of junior brother to the Sovereign Sect’s Master in the three dimensions, and he’d once possessed the identity of Daoist Sheng Ji and became the second disciple of Oracle Mountain.
Now, when Chen Xi thought about all of this, he felt that it was extremely terrifying.
When facing this question, Wu Xuechan didn’t answer it directly, and he merely provided a simple answer. “All of this is related to Samsara. Once you attain the Daolord Realm and start to comprehend the Grand Dao of Destiny, you’ll understand all of this.”
The three dimensions!
Chen Xi’s heart rose and fell, and he was unable to calm down for a long time.
He’d heard from the Goddess of Arambha Temple a long time ago that only the three dimensions possessed a cycle of reincarnation.
However, how could Chen Xi have imagined that Oracle Mountain, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, and the Sovereign Sect’s actions of establishing their sects in the three dimensions was actually related to the so-called cycle of reincarnation?
Mentioning this mysterious and unfathomable caused Chen Xi to have even more complicated emotions.
Because the Paramita, Oblivion, and Terminus Grand Daos he possessed were the core that formed the energy of Samsara!