A world shacking rumble resounded. Under the shocked gazes of everyone, Chen Xi’s seemingly casual palm strike had easily pierced through the myriad of golden talismans, and from the beginning until the end, it hadn’t encountered any obstruction.
In the end, this palm strike slapped onto Tu Meng’s fist.
In an instant, Tu Meng seemed as if he’d been struck by lightning. At this moment, his figure that was tall and robust like a mountain was blasted flying like a kite that was cut from its string.
Tu Meng fell over 30m away, and his figure staggered back. Even though he hadn’t fallen, the impact he suffered was too terrifying, and his figure staggered back around eight steps more before he was able to steady himself.
However, at this moment, his eyes that were large like bells had been opened wide while his expression changed indeterminately. Moreover, he was gasping heavily for breath with both his mouth and nose, and he seemed as if he’d been extremely shocked.
How could this be possible? Tu Meng was astounded in his heart and still didn’t dare believe it. Chen Xi had clearly not moved and merely struck out with a slap of the palm, yet it had actually defeated him in one go!
It was even to the extent that he didn’t even have room to struggle!
How… how exactly did he accomplish this? Tu Meng was stunned on the spot.
“He actually defeated Tu Meng with a single move!”
“It’s simply unbelievable. Have any of you discerned what technique Martial Ancestral Uncle utilized?”
“No, but this clearly shows that Martial Ancestral Uncle’s attainments in the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm has probably arrived at an unprecedented height!”
Those third generation disciples exclaimed with admiration while their faces were covered in shock. Chen Xi had merely utilized a single strike to defeat Tu Meng who was amongst the top 3 third generation disciples in terms of combat strength, and this was something that they’d absolutely not imagined before this.
Wen Chongshan and the other Imperial Monarchs were extremely shocked.
Tu Meng was an expert ranked at the 13th position on the Universe Enlightened Chart, and his combat strength could be said to be world shocking. Yet now, he was actually not a match for a single strike from Chen Xi, and such an outcome was something that took them by surprise.
“Are you convinced now?” asked Chen Xi with a smile on his face.
At this moment, his image in their eyes had changed.
“I….” Tu Meng wanted to speak yet stopped in the end. After a short while, he puckered his lips and said, “Martial Ancestral Uncle, I didn’t utilize my full strength just now.”
“So, you’re not convinced?” said Chen Xi.
“No, I am!” Tu Meng hurriedly said, “Even though I’m stupid, I can discern that Martial Ancestral Uncle didn’t utilize your full strength as well. Otherwise, I would probably be unable to stand up at all.”
As he finished speaking, his voice carried a trace of admiration.
Obviously, he truly acknowledged Chen Xi’s strength, and he was utterly convinced by it.
Chen Xi glanced at him with surprise and said with a smile, “You don’t look stupid at all to me.”
Tu Meng chuckled and scratched his head without end.
Since this fellow was able to join Oracle Mountain, attain such a state in his cultivation, and be firmly ranked in the top 3 amongst his peers, then how could he possible be a slow witted idiot?
He was merely frank in speech and unwilling to hide his thoughts before those he considered to be on his own side.
“Alright, Little Junior Brother, come with me. It’s time to provide you with information related to the Dao Discussion.” Wu Xuechan smiled as he spoke.
The others sensibly bid their farewells and left when they heard this.
“Martial Ancestral Uncle, may I venture to ask you a question?” Tu Meng couldn’t help but ask before he left.
Venture? When he heard this bull actually being modest, Chen Xi couldn’t help but chuckle as he said, “Go ahead.”
“Exactly… what height has your strength arrived at?” As soon as these words were spoken, many disciples that still hadn’t left had perked up their ears to listen.
However, before Chen Xi could answer, Wu Xuechan had said with deep meaning, “All those years ago when your Young Martial Ancestral Uncle was still at the intermediate-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, he’d once killed an Imperial Monarch. As for how strong he is now, you’ll naturally understand after all of you’ve participated in the Dao Discussion.”
It was like a stone that caused a thousand ripples!
The hearts of all those disciples that hadn’t left shook at this moment, and they gasped incessantly. He killed an Imperial Monarch while at the intermediate-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm?
Isn’t this Young Martial Uncle (Martial Ancestral Uncle’s) combat strength too heaven defying!?
Tu Meng was even shocked to the point his eyes opened wide. He just opened his mouth with the intention of saying something when his master, Wen Chongshan, grabbed his shirt and dragged him away forcefully.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but chuckle when he saw this.
“Little Junior Brother, the curtains to the Dao Discussion will be drawn a month from now.” Wu Xuechan’s expression turned solemn as he started speaking about the Dao Discussion. “The Dao Discussion this time is being held with the Dao Institute at the lead, and the location will be the Central Holy Court where the Dao Institute resides.
“At that time, our Oracle Mountain, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, the Sovereign Sect, the Dao Institute, and the Divine Institute will dispatch their most outstanding disciples at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm to participate in it.
“After the discussing it with Martial Uncles Di Shun and Wen Daozhen, our Oracle Mountain has decided to dispatch 10 disciples to participate it, and you’re naturally included amongst them. The other nine disciples are all third generation disciples from Third Martial Uncle’s line. You’ll be able to meet them when all of you set out.”
Chen Xi said with surprise, “Ten people?”
Wu Xuechan smiled as he said, “Right, ten people. According to my deduction, it would already be sufficient if three disciples were able to obtain spots in the final quota of disciples that were allowed to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.”
Chen Xi pondered deeply before he said, “Then how many Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods will the other four great powers be dispatching?”
“It ought to be much more than our Oracle Mountain.” Wu Xuechan said casually, “Even you’re clearly aware that those four great powers have an enormous number of disciples in their sects, and the situation in their sects is completely different from our Oracle Mountain.”
He paused for a moment before he continued. “However, as it’s said, it’s quality that counts in an army. The number of disciples participating in the Dao Discussion isn’t able to decide the final outcome. Everything depends on the respective strengths of the disciples.”
Chen Xi nodded as he understood this principle as well.
“Not to mention that there are merely 30 spots in the quota to enter the Forgotten Ruins of Chaos. 25 of them are prepared for the five extremes of the Imperial Region. However, the exact number of spots that each power will be able to obtain depends on the display of their respective disciples.” Wu Xuechan spoke slowly.
The meaning behind his words was simple. There were only 25 spots, yet they wouldn’t be divided equally amongst their five sects, and the disciples of their sects had to rely on their own respective strengths in order to compete and seize a position. On the other hand, the Dao Discussion was the stage for them to seize these positions!
Chen Xi could imagine that this competition would definitely be extremely intense, and it could even be called a competition between Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods of the higher level in the Ancient God Domain!
After all, during this Dao Discussion, the five supreme powers, Oracle Mountain, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, the Sovereign Sect, the Dao Institute, and the Divine Institute would be dispatching their most outstanding disciples to participate in it. A Dao Discussion of such scale was simply unprecedented, and it could be said to tower over the ages.
Chen Xi went silent for a moment, and then he couldn’t help but ask. “Eldest Senior Brother, besides those 25 spots, who are those 5 other spots prepared for?”
Wu Xuechan smiled and said, “I forgot to tell you that it won’t be just the five extremes of the Imperial Region that are participating in the Dao Discussion, and there are Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm experts from the other great powers as well. These five positions are prepared for them.
“This is done for the sake of taking the feelings of the other cultivators in the world into consideration. Otherwise, if merely the disciples of the five extremes of the Imperial Region were allowed to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, then all the cultivators in the world would probably speak ill of it.”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but smile as he said, “In other words, we just have to think about seizing those 25 spots?”
Wu Xuechan smiled and said, “Of course.”
Chen Xi thought for a moment, and then he asked his final question. “Eldest Senior Brother, what are the Dao Discussion’s rules?”
Wu Xuechan shook his head. “That will depend on the Dao Institute’s arrangements. But you can rest at ease. If the Dao Institute is unable to maintain fairness, then no matter if it’s our Oracle Mountain or the other three powers, none of us would allow that.”
Chen Xi smiled and said, “That’s for the best.”
Wu Xuechan patted Chen Xi on the shoulder and said, “Little Junior Brother, you must grab this opportunity. Otherwise, it’ll be extremely difficult to find another opportunity to establish a new region and become a Region Lord.
“Being able to become a Region Lord or not isn’t a big deal for others. Because their objectives are too far away from them, and its far to the point they don’t have the thought to strive for it.
“But for Little Junior Brother, whether you’re able to become a Region Lord or not is of utmost importance. Because your path towards the Dao… is unlike everyone else.”
As he finished speaking, a wisp of a rare serious expression arose in Wu Xuechan’s eyes.
“Don’t worry Eldest Senior Brother, I understand.” Chen Xi was silent for a moment before he raised his eyes, and he gazed at Wu Xuechan while similarly speaking in a serious and solemn tone.
His path towards the Dao really was unlike everyone else.
“It’s good that you understand. Let’s go and meet those disciples that are about to participate in the Dao Discussion with you.” Wu Xuechan smiled before leading Chen Xi down the mountain peak.
Gu Yan, a silent and reticent third generation disciple of Oracle Mountain who had a thin figure and dense black hair. He was at the peak of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and he was ranked at the 9th position on the Universe Enlightened Chart.
Hua Yan, a handsome third generation disciple that possessed a shy and reserved bearing. He was an expert at the peak of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and he was ranked at the 11th position on the Universe Enlightened Chart.
Before an ancient hall at the mountainside, Chen Xi met all the other nine disciples that were about to participate in the Dao Discussion with him.
There were six men and three women amongst them, and all of them were existences at the perfection-stage of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm.
The person that had cultivated in Oracle Mountain for the longest time had done so for over 9,000 years, and it was Gu Yan. At the same time, he was the number one figure amongst the third generation disciples.
The person that had cultivated in Oracle Mountain for the shortest time of over 3,400 years was Hua Yan. Even though he’d cultivated in the sect for a short period of time, his strength was clearly formidable, and he was currently ranked at the 2nd position amongst the third generation disciples.
Chen Xi still remembered that when he entered the Tower of Beginnings to cultivate five years ago, he’d been mistaken as ‘Hua Yan’ by some disciples.
Moreover, he’d even seen three marks of the sword that Hua Yan had left behind on one of the stars in the tower. He was clearly aware that this man with a shy and reserved bearing possessed a cultivation at the 2nd level of the Sword Emperor Realm, and it could be said to be astounding.
As for Tu Meng who was ranked at the 3rd amongst the third generation disciples, Chen Xi had already met him.
Besides Gu Yan, Hua Yan, and Tu Meng, all the other disciples possessed extraordinary natural talents as well, and they were absolutely that type of peerless figures that were one in a million.
This caused Chen Xi who was their Martial Ancestral Uncle to be unable to help but sigh endlessly with emotion. If it was in the outside world, it would be impossible to lay eyes upon so many shocking figures at the same time!
Such a scene would only appear in an ancient and long-standing supreme sect like Oracle Mountain.
Moreover, most surprising to Chen Xi was that besides these nine third generation disciples, there were still many disciples that weren’t inferior to them.
However, it was unfortunate that Oracle Mountain had limited the quota for the Dao Discussion to only 10, so they didn’t have the fortune to participate in it.