The Dao Cauldron World.
The veil of night was dark like ink while a perfectly round moon hung high above in the night sky, and it emanated bright and clear radiance.
A murmuring stream flowed through a quiet mountain gorge. Chen Xi sat by the stream and gazed up at the moon in the sky while he couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief in his heart.
He’d been constantly traveling carefully throughout the day, and because he was worried about exposing his tracks, he hadn’t chosen to fly high above in the sky.
But even then, he’d still been noticed by many opponents all along the way. Some were from the Dao Institute, some were from the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute, but there wasn’t a single one from Oracle Mountain.
Chen Xi had no intention to fight them head-on. He’d already obtained an Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldron, so the important matter at hand for him was to protect it, and then converge with the other disciples from Oracle Mountain.
As for fighting and eliminating his opponents, he wouldn’t choose to enter into battle with them unless he had no other choice. After all, once he was entangled in battle with them, then mishaps would be unavoidable.
Fortunately, he’d never utilized his will throughout the period that he was traveling, and he’d utilized the Daoseal Mark instead. So, he’d noticed them a long time before they could notice him, and he easily turned around and left.
Strange…. How did the disciples of the Dao Institute, the Sovereign Sect, and the Divine Institute converge together? Chen Xi’s slanted brows knit together as he recalled his experiences from today, and he faintly sensed the smell of something unusual. This caused him to be unable to help but be worried for Gu Yan, Hua Yan, Tu Meng, and the others.
In next to no time, Chen Xi couldn’t help but sigh. The Dao Cauldron World is truly too huge, so it’s extremely difficult to find Gu Yan and the others.
Nevermind. I can only take this step by step. Chen Xi shook his head and stopped thinking about it.
Under the veil of night as well and within an extremely desolate desert.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
In a short period of the time for an incense stick to burn, numerous figures tore through space and converged successively from all directions.
All along the way, they were completely silent like specters beneath the night sky. In the end, all of them converged before a completely bare rock in the desert.
At this moment, a figure was already seated cross-legged on the rock. He had blood red long hair that was crimson red and dazzling, his skin was fair like white jade, and his eyes surged with brilliant divine radiance. He was like a flame that came from the abysses of the Imperial Region, and it was capable of taking one’s soul away.
As he sat there casually, he seemed like a spear that could pierce through the heavens, and his body was suffused with a peerless and arrogant aura as if he was an exalted overlord that was looking down upon the world.
Surprisingly, he was the number one expert in the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm of the Sovereign Sect, Leng Xinghun! And he’d possessed the reputation of being the best in the Imperial Region over 10,000 years ago.
“Eldest Senior Brother!” All the figures that converged from all over bowed in unison.
“Not bad, everyone is here.” Leng Xinghun swept them with his gaze. There was a total of 39 people here. Not one more, not one less.
“There’s no need for me to speak about what to do next. Just act according to the plan. Five people in a group. Utilize the cover of the night sky and set out.” Leng Xinghun stood up and stood on the rock, and his clothes and blood red hair fluttered with the wind.
“Yes!” Amidst a uniform sound of acknowledgement, the 39 figures seemed to possess tacit understanding amongst each other, and they formed groups of five.
The last four people that remained stood silently behind Leng Xinghun.
In an instant, all of these Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods from the Sovereign Sect had been divided into eight groups with five members in each.
“Remember that all of you must converge with me when the veil of night descends every day, and you absolutely can’t act arbitrarily.” Leng Xinghun instructed before he waved his hand to indicate that they could take action.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
In the next moment, these Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm experts from the Sovereign Sect had spit up once more, and they shot towards the surroundings and quickly vanished under the boundless veil of night.
“Oracle Mountain, Nuwa’s Dao Palace…. Ha, all of you’ll probably have no chance of entering the second round of the Dao Discussion….” Leng Xinghun rubbed his chin while he smiled lightly, and then he said to the four disciples by his side, “Come, we should set out as well.”
The Dao Cauldron World. At a verdant and primitive forest.
A wave of a melodious and graceful sound of the flute that sounded like the tune of nature curled amidst the veil of night, and it seemed like the wind was singing and caused one’s mental state to calm down.
A man whose hair was tied into a ponytail, had a warm appearance, and a refreshed and carefree bearing was sitting lazily on the fork of a tree. As the gentle rays of the moon descended upon him, it caused him to reveal a profound and pure aura.
He was the Eldest Powerseal Disciple of the Divine Institute, Donghuang Yinxuan!
At this moment, he rested himself against the tree while he blew a bamboo flute with a lazy bearing, and he seemed to be carefree and composed. He didn’t seem like he was participating in a Dao Discussion at all.
Numerous figures had converged beneath the tree since a long time ago. Surprisingly, Zhu Qianyu, Gongsun Mu, and the other 15 Powerseal Disciples and 36 Black Officers were there.
They just stood there silently, and no one dared to display any displeasure towards Donghuang Yinxuan who seemed to be doing something irrelevant and ignoring his actual duties.
After a long time, the sound of the flute gradually died down and vanished. Only now did Donghuang Yinxuan stretch his figure with satisfaction, and then he gazed below the tree and smiled warmly. “All of you’re probably getting impatient from waiting, right?”
As he spoke, he leaped down from the tree and said, “It’s about time to make a move. Junior Brother Qianyu, you announce the arrangements.”
Zhu Qianyu nodded and said in a low voice, “Our objective is similar to the Sovereign Sect’s, and our first target is Oracle Mountain before we set our sights on Nuwa’s Dao Palace.”
He paused for a moment and continued. “Besides that, don’t forget to obtain the Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldrons while executing the mission.
“Later, all 54 of us will be divided into 9 groups. Every single group will have six members, and it will be formed by two Powerseal Disciple and four Black Officers.
“Do all of you understand?”
All of them acknowledged.
Zhu Qianyu nodded, and then he shot his gaze towards the 36 Black Officers. “Do all of you 36 Black Officers understand the reason that the Divine Institute sent you here?”
“We do!” All of them answered in deep voices.
“Remember, once a Powerseal Disciple encounters danger, then all of you must help that Powerseal Disciple resist that danger and not fight desperately with the enemy instead!”
Zhu Qianyu looked at Donghuang Yinxuan after he announced all of this.
“Then let’s begin.” Donghuang Yinxuan smiled lightheartedly. As soon as he finished speaking, he placed his hands behind his back and walked towards the depths of the forest with large strides.
When they saw this, four Black Officers and a Powerseal Disciple immediately followed him.
Zhu Qianyu and the others divided up into groups as well before flashing towards different directions. In next to no time, there wasn’t a single person left in this ancient and primitive forest.
The Dao Cauldron World. On a plain that seemed boundless.
“How silly. All of you do as you please. I have no intention of going around with all of you. Because would there be any fun if I do that?” Yea Chen shook his head before he turned around and left.
As they watched him leave, all the disciples of the Dao Institute couldn’t help but be slightly surprised, and they didn’t know what exactly Yea Chen was thinking.
Only the man in the lead who wore a Daoist’s robe and had a steady bearing revealed a slightly gloomy expression.
His name was Li Lufeng, and he was the senior brother of all these disciples from the Dao institute. Moreover, he was the group leader of the Dao Institute during the Dao Discussion. He was instructed by Imperial Monarch Ying Qin to be fully in charge of the disciples of the Dao Institute while within the Dao Cauldron World.
However, before he could make arrangements for everything, Ye Chen had turned around and left, and this was undoubtedly like a strike to the face, causing him to be slightly displeased.
“Senior Brother Yu, where are you going?” Suddenly a disciple spoke.
Everyone looked over along his gaze, and they immediately noticed that Yu Jiuhui had actually silently started to walk towards the distance.
“My objective is different from all of you, so I won’t participate in it.” Yu Jiuhui didn’t even turn around as he spoke calmly.
Beneath the moonlight that flowed down like water, his figure was tall, with dense black and slanted brows, and a cold expression, and his entire body was filled with an oppressive aura that was icy cold and bone piercing.
“Junior Brother Jiuhui, you intend to go along with Yea Chen?” Li Lufeng’s brows knit together even more tightly when he saw this.
Yu Jiuhui didn’t speak another word, and his figure gradually vanished beneath the night sky.
This caused Li Lufeng’s expression to turn completely gloomy, and he was extremely annoyed in his heart. These two fellows really fail to consider the general interests of everyone!
“Senior Brother Li, what should we do now?” One of them couldn’t help but ask this question.
“We’ll naturally act according to the agreement from before.” Li Lufeng didn’t give it any thought before he spoke. After that, he couldn’t help but chuckle and grunt. “This Dao Discussion isn’t ordinary at all, and it’s truly slightly ill-advised to not act together.”
All of them were stunned and bewildered.
Li Lufeng didn’t provide any further explanation instead, and he said, “From tonight onward, we’ll start acting together. Remember, we only have a single objective, to obtain the Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldrons. Besides that, we won’t interfere in anything else!”
Everything that occurred during the night had been clearly noticed by everyone within Convergence Hall. Even though they were unable to hear the sounds of discussion between those disciples, they were able to roughly determine some things.
For a time, Huai Kong’zi’s brows were knit together tightly.
The Sovereign Sect’s Lei Fu and the Divine Institute’s Chi Song’zi were chatting with smiles on their faces, and they seemed to have not noticed this at all.
Wen Ting revealed a rare moment of silence, yet she recalled in her heard about the ‘variables’ that Wu Xuechan spoke of before they left Oracle Mountain.
Yu Zhen was drinking wine at the side. Cup after cup went down her throat while the temperature in her eyes grew more and more icy cold, more and more indifferent.
“There’s something off in the situation!”
“A show is about to begin.”
“The Sovereign Sect, Divine Institute, and Dao Institute have started to take action. Only Oracle Mountain and Nuwa’s Dao Palace seem to have not noticed anything. Their disciples seem to be in a slightly bad situation.”
It wasn’t just within Convergence Hall. At this moment, even all the cultivators that were in the spectating area on the Square of Vie had acutely noticed that the situation within the Dao Cauldron World was silently changing. Undercurrents were brewing, and a storm was about to descend!
“Looks like Oracle Mountain and Nuwa’s Dao Palace are going to suffer a huge loss this time.”
“How could this have happened? The situation is slightly fishy.”
“Such a situation is unavoidable. Now, it all depends on whether the disciples of Oracle Mountain and Nuwa’s Dao Palace will be able to deal with this descending storm.”
“A huge battle is coming!”
Such a change was too obvious, and so long as one wasn’t blind, one would definitely be able to notice it.
For a time, all the cultivators within Ten Direction City had their gazes focused on the Divine Screen of the Heavens in the sky, and they’d realized that the situation within the Dao Cauldron World would undergo a huge change from tonight onward!