Dong! Dong! Dong!
The 30km tall Fiendgods struck the drums outside all four entrances to the city, and it surged through the surroundings with great strength.
Along with the sound of the drums, strands of strange and obscure fluctuations swiftly rippled through the entire city.
If one looked down from the sky, it was like an extremely large eggshell had covered the entire city. This is a type of ancient restriction that could defend the entire city behind it, and it was sufficient to resist the full forced strike of a Daolord.
At this instant, the towering city gates rumbled as they closed.
For a time, the entire city was completely sealed off, and it was impossible for others in the outside world to take a single step into it.
“The city has been sealed! The city has been sealed!
“The Dao Discussion will begin in less than 15 minutes from now!”
The cultivators on the streets and alleys discussed while revealing burning anticipation.
On the other hand, at the Square of Vie in the Dao Institute, all the cultivators present here had acutely noticed the changes in the heavens and the earth.
“The city was sealed in order to prevent the Dao Discussion being disrupted by forces of the outside world.” Wen Ting casually explained.
Only now did Chen Xi and the others come to an understanding, and they had a deeper understanding of how extraordinary the Dao Discussion was.
“Everyone, there are a total of 180 disciples participating in this Dao Discussion. Amongst them are 10 from Oracle Mountain, 40 from the Sovereign Sect, 36 from Nuwa’s Dao Palace, 54 from the Divine Institute, and 40 from the Dao Institute.” The Dao Institute’s Grand Instructing Elder, Huai Kong’zi, spoke once more from the higher point in Convergence Hall, and his voice was bright and reverberated through the heavens and the earth.
On the extremely vast square, all the cultivators from the top-rate powers throughout the Ancient God Domain heard this clearly.
Looks like our Oracle Mountain really has the fewest participants. Chen Xi’s brows raised. Even though he was clearly aware of such circumstances since the beginning, he still couldn’t help but sigh slightly with emotion when the final outcome was announced by Huai Kong’zi.
Compared to the other four great powers, Oracle Mountain really did seem to possess slightly few participants.
Huai Kong’zi continued. “The Dao Discussion this time is unlike the past. But no matter what, my Dao Institute will act in accordance with its principle of fairness and impartiality in order to smoothly carry out the Dao Discussion. Any unfair actions will be severely punished, and no one can avoid it!
Once it’s time later, I’ll open up the Dao Cauldron World and allow the participating disciples to enter it, and I’ll naturally announce the specific rules of the Dao Discussion at that time.
“Remember! Everything within the Dao Cauldron World will be revealed before the eyes of everyone in the world, so you absolutely must not act rashly. Those that break the rules will be killed without mercy!”
Killed without mercy!
These last three words surged with killing intent, and it caused the hearts of everyone to tremble.
At this instant, all the disciples including Chen Xi who were about to participate in the Dao Discussion had sensed the intense fight for supremacy that was about to begin.
After all, practically all the participants of the Dao Discussion were the best peerless figures at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm. Every single one of them possessed an almost invincible might, so how could such a competition be ordinary?
“Wen Ting, what’s the Dao Cauldron World?” asked Chen Xi.
“Its true name if the Dao Transformation Source Cauldron. According to legend, it’s a precious treasure that was born during the early days of the Chaos. It has always been in the possessed of the Dao Institute’s Dean. It possesses unfathomable divine might and is capable of rivalling our Oracle Mountain’s Wisdom Wheel of Nine Deductions, the Sovereign Sect’s Ruler of Heavenly Judgment, the Nuwa’s Dao Palace’s Divine Skandha Rock, and the Divine Institute’s World Dao Suppression Diagram.” Wen Ting spoke slowly and said, “Even I never expected that the Dao Institute’s Dean would actually take out this treasure for the Dao Discussion this time.”
Her voice couldn’t help but carry a trace of surprise.
At this moment, it wasn’t just Chen Xi who was shocked, the other cultivators were extremely shocked as well when they heard the name ‘Dao Cauldron World’, and their expressions grew even more solemn.
Right amidst this solemn and deathly silent atmosphere, the sound of a bell that sounded like the sound of nature resounded from afar.
In an instant, Huai Kong’zi’s expression became solemn to the extreme. He took a stride forward, and his clothes and long hair fluttered with the wind.
Huai Kong’zi flicked his sleeve, and an ancient bronze cauldron floated up into space. It was completely bright and smooth, and it was covered in Chaotic Qi. As soon as it appeared in midair, it emanated a thousand strands of divine radiance and 10,000 strands of auspicious light, and it illuminated the heavens and the earth.
At the same time, wave after wave of terrifying and obscure fluctuations swept out. It seemed like the sound of the Grand Dao from the early days of Chaos in the primeval times was being chanted while it also seemed like the sages of the world were reading scriptures. The heavens and the earth were covered in a divine aura.
The eyes of all the cultivators in the surroundings lit up.
The Dao Transformation Source Cauldron!
It belonged to the Dean of the Dao Institute, and it possessed unparalleled and boundless divine might. This clearly showed that even a supreme figure like the Dean of Dao Institute attached extreme importance to the Dao Discussion, and it was obvious from the fact that he’d taken out the Dao Transformation Source Cauldron to be the venue of the Dao Discussion.
The Dao Transformation Source Cauldron floated in midair, and it seemed like the Grand Dao was emanating its divine might from midair. The body of the cauldron revealed numerous strange and vast scenes that ceaselessly combined and transformed….
Chen Xi and the others raised their heads to look up into midair while the others in the surroundings shot their gazes over as well.
Under the gazes of everyone present in the surroundings, the Dao Transformation Source Cauldron that floated in midair had transformed into an enormous screen of light that covered an area of a few tens of thousands of kilometers, and they were even vaguely able to lay eyes upon the world within it.
“Disciples that are participating in the Dao Discussion, you can enter the Dao Cauldron World right now!” Huai Kong’zi’s heavy voice slowly resounded.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
As soon as he finished speaking, all the Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods of the Sovereign Sect actually seemed as if there was tacit understanding between them, and they shot into the sky in unison and flashed into the extremely enormous screen of light.
“Let’s go as well!”
In the next moment, the disciples of the Divine Institute, Dao Institute, and Nuwa’s Dao Palace made a move and soared into the sky.
“Looks like we’ll only find out about the rules after we go in there.” Chen Xi smiled and said, “Everyone, let’s head out as well.”
He’s waited for this moment for a very long time. It wasn’t just for the sake of competing for supremacy with the disciples of the other sects, and it was most importantly for the sake of obtaining a spot to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos!
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Along with the departure of Chen Xi’s group, all the 180 cultivators participating in the Dao Discussion had vanished.
Huai Kong’zi nodded when he saw this, and then he said to Wen Ting, Yu Zhen, Lei Fu, and Chi Song’zi, “Fellow Daoists, I’m afraid the first round of the Dao Discussion will go on for three months. Please enter the hall with me and watch the battles.”
Wen Ting and the others immediately strode into Convergence Hall.
In an instant, numerous attendants brought tables, divine wine, fresh fruits, candied fruits, and various other things.
Wen Ting and the others sat cross-legged on the ground. Even though they sat at different positions, all of their gazes shot towards the sky above the hall.
It wasn’t just them, all the spectators that were seated at the sides of the Square of Vie and had come to watch the Dao Discussion had shot their gazes over towards the same direction.
Chen Xi felt the scene before his eyes flash. In the next moment, he appeared amidst high mountains and lofty peaks. Moreover, the spot he arrived at was at the side of a cliff.
The sky in the distance was boundlessly vast and filled with Chaotic Qi while the surroundings were filled with a primitive, ancient, and chaotic aura.
It seemed as if he’d instantly arrived primordial times when the Chaos had just been split open.
Looks like this is the Dao Cauldron World. Chen Xi took a deep breath while the vital energy within his entire body circulated, and his figure was like a fully drawn bow as he instantly entered into a peak state of battle.
“Disciples, hear me! The rules of the Dao Discussion will be announced now!” Huai Kong’zi’s dignified and solemn voice suddenly resounded in the sky.
At this moment, all the cultivators within the Dao Cauldron World including Chen Xi held their breaths in concentration, and they listened carefully.
Because it was related to competition that would begin soon!
“The Dao Cauldron World covers an area of 1,800km, and there are 25 Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldrons hidden within it. You’ll be able to enter the second round of the Dao Discussion by obtaining this cauldron and persisting until three months from now.
“All of you can fight and kill at will here, and the loser will be forcefully eliminated from the Dao Cauldron World and have no chance to enter the second round.
“Remember, there’s only three months of time. Even if you have the fortune to obtain an Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldron during this period, it doesn’t represent victory because it can be seized by another at any time!
“The disciples that are able to advance to the second round will be the 25 disciples that possess an Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldron, and the others will be eliminated.
“Remember, all prohibited items are not allowed to be utilized within the Dao Cauldron World. This Dao Discussion will test your respective combat strengths, and every single move all of you make will be watched by all the cultivators in the outside world. If you utilize any prohibited or restricted items, then you’ll be killed without mercy!
He’d mentioned killing them without showing any mercy again!
When his voice entered into the ears of the others, it carried an oppressive and terrifying force.
At this moment, it wasn’t just Chen Xi and the others within the Dao Cauldron World that heard Huai Kong’zi, and his voice was reverberating throughout the entire city.
At this point, everyone roughly understood some of the rules of the Dao Discussion, and they finally realized that the Dao Discussion was actually divided into two rounds.
The first round was where Chen Xi and the other 179 participating Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods entered into the Dao Cauldron World to fight and compete with each other in order to seize the 25 Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldrons.
As for the rules of the second round, it still hadn’t been announced. Obviously, everything related to the second round would only be announced after the first round came to an end three months from now.
Not long after Huai Kong’zi finished speaking, a wave of extremely dazzling divine radiance fluctuated abruptly through the sky above Ten Direction City.
In next to no time, an extremely enormous screen of light that was gentle, clear, bright, and seemed like glass had appeared within the shocked gazes of all the cultivators in the surroundings.
Surprisingly, the screen of light reflected the scene in the Dao Cauldron World, and everything was reflected down to the slightest detail as if it was right before their eyes.
“The Divine Screen of the Heavens!” Everyone recognized that this was an extravagant gesture of the Dao Institute. It was a supreme spatial sphere from the primeval times, and it could reflect everything occurring during the Dao Discussion for all the cultivators in the entire city to witness.