A treasured vessel formed from a green lotus leaf crushed through space and passed through the boundless starry sky.
“Martial Uncle, the teleportation formation can only teleport us to this Sky Capital Universe, and with our speed, it will take half a month for us to arrive at the Central Holy Court from here.” In the treasured vessel, Wen Ting spoke in a gentle and light voice.
Chen Xi nodded, and then he smiled as he said, “There’s no need to explain everything to me. You’re leading the group this time, so everything will naturally be done according to your arrangements.”
Wen Ting said, “Martial Uncle is right.”
Chen Xi felt slightly helpless, and he felt that being of higher seniority was utterly useless. At the very least, when he spoke with this Eighth Star Imperial Monarch, Wen Ting, he couldn’t help but feel like his hands were tied.
“Haha. In my opinion, only the Sovereign Sect’s Elder Leng Xinghun and the Eldest Powerseal Disciple Donghuang Yinxuan can compete with Senior Brother Gu Yan. Nuwa’s Dao Palace’s Kong Youran can be considered one as well, and as for the Dao Institute, I can’t think of a single person.”
Suddenly, a wave of discussion sounded out from the cabin.
“Don’t forget that the Dao Institute has figures like Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui. You must not underestimate them.”
“Exactly. The Dao Discussion this time is unprecedented, and it has converged the best Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm existences in the entire world. It’s really necessary to be a bit more cautious.”
“Hehe. It’ll only be interesting when there are experts. I, Tu Meng, am unwilling to fight the weak. That would simply be like bullying them and would be completely meaningless.”
When he heard these discussions, Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel slightly curious and said to Wen Ting, “Exactly how strong are those people like Leng Xinghun, Donghuang Yinxuan, and Kong Youran that they’re speaking about?”
Wen Ting thought for a moment before she said seriously, “Martial Uncle, in my opinion, there’s no need for you to pay attention to all of this. Rumors are only rumors in the end. Not to mention that the experts in their eyes may not necessarily be experts in your eyes.”
Chen Xi was stunned, and then he said with a smile, “That’s true.”
These words were naturally true. In the eyes of others, perhaps Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods were extremely extraordinary existences, but to an Eighth Star Imperial Monarch like Wen Ting, all Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods were like paper.
This was like it was said, when one stood at a different height, the angle one looked at a problem would be different as well.
“Martial Uncle, if there’s nothing else, then I’ll go guide them in their cultivation.” Wen Ting glanced at the cabin.
“Oh, go head.” Chen Xi nodded, and a wisp of a strange arc appeared on the corners of his mouth as he gazed at Wen Ting’s figure.
Sure enough, it was just as he’d expected. After Wen Ting entered the cabin, the originally bustling atmosphere within it had suddenly gone silent while all sounds of discussion had vanished.
Chen Xi didn’t even have to look to know that Gu Yan, Hua Yan, Tu Meng, and the others were definitely solemn, respectful, and fearful as they faced Wen Ting at this moment, and they didn’t dare act arbitrarily at all.
They were like mice that had encountered a cat.
The reason was extremely simple. Wen Ting seemed to be beautiful and possessed a tranquil bearing, but she was extremely strict when dealing with the disciples of the sect and had extremely rigorous requirements. If someone dared to disobey her, then that person would be unable to avoid her merciless punishment.
Of course, practically all her requirements were related to cultivation, so even though Gu Yan and the others revered Wen Ting, it didn’t go to the extent of causing resentment to accumulate in their hearts.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but smile. He really liked this sort of atmosphere where everyone still maintained a normal attitude while being clearly aware that the Dao Discussion was approaching. They did what they should do, and they didn’t worry because of the Dao Discussion or worry about the Dao Discussion. It was as it was said, the great are able to maintain calm before major events.
Chen Xi didn’t continue sighing with emotion, and he returned to his own room.
A clear howl that seemed like the sound when the Chaos had just been split apart resounded, and it was filled with an ancient and natural aura.
A divine sword of simple make and completely revealed a light clear color floated in the space before Chen Xi, and it emanated strands of brilliant and illusory glows of Chaos.
The Talisman Armament!
All those years ago, Chen Xi had obtained a Natural Spirit Foundation during the Treasure Exhibition with Senior White’s guidance. It possessed miraculous effects and was capable of nurturing an Artificial Spirit Treasure into a Natural Spirit Treasure. It could absolutely be considered as a heaven defying treasure.
It was precisely this precious treasure he obtained by chance that allowed Chen Xi to decide to refine the Talisman Armament with a secret technique and nurture it into a Natural Spirit Treasure.
According to Senior White, the Talisman Armament would be able to completely absorb the Natural Energy within the Natural Spirit Foundation within 10 years of time and transform into a Natural Spirit Treasure in one go.
At this moment, the sword that appeared before Chen Xi’s eyes was the Talisman Armament that had transformed into a Natural Spirit Treasure!
The biggest difference when compared to the past was that the Talisman Armament was completely suffused with strands of gentle and warm clear color, and it was filled with a strand of mysterious, ancient, and pure Natural Energy.
Divine Energy sprayed from between Chen Xi’s fingers and surged into the Talisman Armament.
In an instant, a strand of resplendent sword light shot out, causing this expanse of space to suddenly rumble and wail as if it was unable to endure such might.
“Martial Uncle, what happened?” Right at this instant, Wen Ting’s voice sounded out from outside the room, and it carried a trace of surprise and bewilderment.
“It’s fine. I was refining a treasure.” With a flip of his palm, Chen Xi had suppressed the Talisman Armament’s might, and he was shocked in his heart. Merely a strand of its aura had already drawn the attention of an Eighth Star Imperial Monarch like Wen Ting. The Talisman Armament’s might after it transformed into a Natural Spirit Treasure is truly extraordinary.
“A treasure?” Wen Ting seemed to heave a sigh of relief, and then her voice vanished.
Chen Xi thought for a moment, and then he put the Talisman Armament away in the end. The might of this sword had become extremely great, so he felt that he would be utterly unable to determine its full strength if he tested it now.
Now that I have the Talisman Armament in my possession, it’ll be sufficient for me to bring forth my complete ability. In this way, I’ll undoubtedly have a greater certainty of success during the Dao Discussion. As for the Banisher…. Chen Xi gazed at the Banisher that lay at the side.
Unlike the Talisman Armament, this sword was two and a half fingers wide, a little over a meter long, and completely dark green and smooth like a mirror. Moreover, its surface was banded with numerous mysterious markings of the Dao and emanated glistening divine radiance that was clear like moonlight.
Even though the Banisher wasn’t a Natural Spirit Treasure, its core was formed from a Natural Spirit Treasure, so its might was similarly formidable to the extreme.
This sword was passed down from an extraordinary expert that had stepped foot onto the Ultimate Path of the Sword before it fell into Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu’s hands. In the end, it had become Chen Xi’s sword by coincidence.
Nevermind. If I encounter a situation that’s dangerous and difficult to deal with, then it wouldn’t be too late to utilize the Talisman Armament then. As for any other ordinary time, I can continue using the Banisher in battle. Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he decided.
The Banisher’s might was extremely extraordinary, and it really conformed to Chen Xi’s thoughts. So, he was truly unwilling to place it back into its case and be covered in dust from now on.
In the blink of an eye, half a month had passed, and the Central Holy Court where the Dao Institute resided had gradually appeared in their fields of vision.
It was a seemingly boundless mass of land that floated in the starry sky. It resided at the center of a gorgeous and resplendent river of stars, so it was protected by a myriad of stars and seemed vast and magnificent.
According to rumor, it was an ancient mass of land that had existed since the time when the Chaos of Sky Capital Universe had been split open, and it had experienced the passed of countless years. It was a place that was renowned in the entire Ancient God Domain.
There was only a single reason for this. This mass of land was called the Central Holy Court, and one of the five extremes of the Imperial Region, the Dao Institute, resided here!
“Look Martial Uncle, even though there are still 10 more days before the Dao Discussion begins, many cultivators have already rushed over from all directions.” On the treasured vessel, Wen Ting pointed towards the distance as she spoke in a light voice.
Chen Xi could clearly see numerous gorgeous streaks tearing through the dim starry sky, and they surged towards the Central Holy Court from all directions.
When looked at from afar, it was like expanse after expanse of meteor showers were whistling through space, and they were gorgeous, multicolored, and striking.
“There really is a lot of people there.” Chen Xi couldn’t help but sigh with emotion.
“Yes, this is an unprecedentedly grand even in the entire Ancient God Domain, and it has drawn over countless cultivators that came with the intention of witnessing this grand event.”
Gu Yan, Hua Yan, Tu Meng, and the others revealed a wisp of anticipation as well.
“Come, let’s head to Ten Direction City first. The cultivators participating in the Dao Discussion this time will be gathering there in advance to await the Dao Institute’s arrangements. Once the Dao Discussion begins, the entire city will be completely sealed off in order to avoid any disturbances from the outside world. At that time, it would be utterly impossible to enter the city.” As she spoke, Wen Ting controlled the treasured vessel to tear through space and charge swiftly towards the Central Holy Court.
After the time for a mere incense stick to burn.
Chen Xi and the others saw an ancient city had risen up from the ground in the distance, and a tide of cultivators had gathered before the grand and lofty entrance of the city since a long time ago.
A dense expanse of people could be seen everywhere, and it could be said to be an ocean of people.
However, according to Wen Ting, not just anyone could enter Ten Direction City, and there were numerous conditions and limits.
As for what conditions and limits they were, Wen Ting didn’t speak about them.
In next to no time, their group had arrived before Ten Direction City and descended.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Once they got close, they were able to clearly notice that the dense expanse of figures seems like locusts that covered the sky, and they surged into the city, causing this scene to be rather magnificent.
“How many people are there?” Tu Meng opened his eyes wide. He’d been constantly cultivating in Oracle Mountain, so he’d never seen a scene like this where there was an ocean of people.
“No matter how many people there are, is it related to you at all?” Wen Ting glanced indifferently at Tu Meng, and it terrified the latter to the point of immediately shutting his mouth and not daring to speak again. If his Master Wen Chongshan that had always been infuriated by him to the point of having a headache witnessed such a scene, one could only imagine how Wen Chongshan would feel.
After she said these words, Wen Ting swept her gaze ahead as if she was searching for something.
“Hahaha! Fellow Daoist Wen Ting, you’ve finally arrived.” Suddenly, a sound of lighthearted and roaring laughter suddenly resounded from the sky above the entrance to the city, and it completely suppressed all the clamorous noise in the surroundings.
After that, a short and chubby old man with white hair, the appearance of a youth, and a sage-like bearing arrived swiftly.
When they saw the short and chubby old man, the dense crown immediately went silent and revealed a trace of shock on their faces. Obviously, they recognized this old man.
Chen Xi recognized this old man as well. He was an Elder of the Dao Institute called Imperial Monarch Rong Xun.
All those years ago when Chen Xi had returned to Oracle Mountain for the first time, he’d seen Imperial Monarch Rong Xun talking with Wen Ting.
“Sorry for making you wait, Fellow Daoist Rong Xun.” Wen Ting smiled as she greeted him.
“Don’t mention it. Your Oracle Mountain is the first to arrive.” Imperial Monarch Rong Xun laughed lightheartedly before he withdrew a piece of auspicious cloud and said, “Fellow Daoist Wen Ting, please enter the city with me.”
“Then we’ll be troubling you.” Wen Ting grinned before she led Chen Xi and the others onto the auspicious cloud, and they followed Imperial Monarch Rong Xun to enter swiftly into Ten Direction City.
“Oracle Mountain! Did you heart that. They were disciples of Oracle Mountain!”
“My god! Disciples of the most mysterious supreme sect in the Ancient God Domain have finally made an appearance in the world!” As soon as Chen Xi and the others left, the originally silent atmosphere before the city entrance had been completely destroyed, and it was like a mighty uproar had erupted while the sounds of discussion resounded throughout the surroundings.