Along with a strand of obscure fluctuation, Chen Xi appeared within a Secret Realm.
This place actually seemed like the Chaos before the world was split apart, causing their vision to be fully obstructed. Moreover, this extremely tranquil place was filled with Chaotic Qi, and it seemed as if it was isolated from the outside world.
This is the Ancient Springtime Realm? Chen Xi was able to clearly sense that the time and space here seemed as if it didn’t move at all, and it emanated an extremely slow feeling. If Chen Xi didn’t sense it carefully, he would even be unable to sense that time was flowing!
Chen Xi had cultivated within the Star Manor in the past, so this feeling was extremely familiar to him, and he instantly determined that the energy of time within her had been slowed infinitely!
“This is my Dao Institute’s supreme paradise, the Ancient Springtime Realm. Cultivating for a month here is equivalent to a day in the outside world. All of you can meditate and recover here before the second round of the Dao Discussion begins.” Huai Kong’zi’s dignified voice resounded once more.
As expected. Chen Xi couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief, and then he sat down cross-legged, discarded the distracting thoughts in his mind, and started to make the best use of his time to cultivate.
The first round of the Dao Discussion had been carried out for three months of time.
During these three months of time, numerous unprecedented battles had erupted, and they vividly displayed the combat strengths possessed by the disciples of the five extremes of the Imperial Region.
All of this allowed most cultivators in the outside world to truly realize that the disciples of these five sects were really as formidable, extraordinary, and beyond imagination as the rumors said!
Moreover, the most dazzling was definitely Chen Xi, Gu Yan, Donghuang Yinxuan, Leng Xinghun, Kong Youran, Shi Yu, Yea Chen, and Yu Jiuhui.
The cultivators in the outside world felt most regretful that a peerless figure like Hua Yan who was ranked at the 2nd amongst the third generation disciples of Oracle Mountain and a cultivation at the 2nd level of the Sword Emperor Realm had been encircled and eliminated. It truly caused numerous cultivators to sigh incessantly.
In the opinions of many, based on the combat strength that Hua Yan revealed, it was sufficient for him to advance into the second round.
However, unfortunately, perhaps it was a lack of luck, but Hua Yan had left with dejection in the end.
In short, during these three months of time, the cultivators of the outside world had witnessed numerous battles and watched numerous dazzling figures of the five sects leave dejectedly.
They’d cheered, felt shock, surprise, and erupted into uproars because of this. They’d observed the Dao Discussion throughout the three months of time that it was held, and they’d never moved their gazes away.
At this point in time, when the first round came to an end, all these cultivators in the outside world felt like a burden had been lifted from their shoulders and let out long sighs of relief when they watched the 25 disciples who obtained Ancient Dao Engraved Cauldrons being teleported into the Ancient Springtime Realm.
But they were very clearly aware that this wasn’t the end of it all.
Because the curtains of the second round would be drawn soon!
At that time, what sort of world shocking battles would erupt between Chen Xi, Leng Xinghun, Donghuang Yinxuan, Kong Youran, and the other peerless disciples?
Everyone was filled with anticipation.
However, unexpectedly, a major event that shocked everyone occurred before the second round began!
“Look! Quickly! What’s that?”
“It seems to be the Dao Institute’s Instructing Elder, Imperial Monarch Ying Qin!”
“Why… why has he been restrained?”
Not long after the first round came to an end, all the cultivators within Ten Direction City suddenly noticed that a figure had suddenly appeared in the sky above the Dao Institute.
That figure had disheveled hair, and his entire body was bound by thick and large black divine chains. He was restrained beneath the sky and seemed to be extremely conspicuous.
When they looked carefully, they noticed to their shock that it was the Dao Institute’s Instructing Elder, Imperial Monarch Ying Qing!
In an instant, clamorous noise erupted throughout the city as all the cultivators were extremely shocked. What exactly is going on?
Why has Imperial Monarch Ying Qin been restrained like a prisoner and publicly displayed like this?
“The matter is finally going to be resolved?” Some great figures seemed to have guessed something, so their eyes narrowed while they sighed with emotion in their hearts. They knew that the Dao Institute was serious this time.
The hearts of everyone within the hall shook when they witnessed this scene, and they look over in unison.
If one observed carefully, one would notice that Lei Fu and Chi Song’zi’s expressions had changed slightly at this moment, and they seemed to be surprised and anxious.
On the other hand, Huai Kong’zi had an indifferent and calm expression. He seemed to have expected this scene, but no one knew that he’d let out a deep sigh at this moment while a wisp of a complicated expression surged from within his heart.
Wen Ting and Yu Zhen exchanged glances. Both of them were slightly surprised, but they seemed to have come to an understanding right after that, and the gazes they shot at Imperial Monarch Ying Qin couldn’t help but carry a wisp of detest.
“Arbitrarily leaking the rules of the Dao Discussion in advance. Ying Qin, do you admit your mistakes?” Right amidst the clamorous voices of surprise and bewilderment, a supreme, dignified, and indistinct voice suddenly resounded through the heavens and the earth.
Every single word the voice spoke was profound and enlightening like the Grand Dao. As soon as it appeared, it instantly caused the hearts of all the cultivators within Ten Direction City to shake fiercely while a wisp of uncontrollable reverence surged from their hearts.
In an instant, all the clamorous noise stopped abruptly along with the appearance of this voice, causing the surroundings to fall into deathly silence. Only that indistinct and dignified voice drifted through the heavens and the earth, and it was grand, boundless, and struck directly at the heart.
The atmosphere in the surroundings was solemn.
Everything had fallen to silence.
However, the hearts of all the cultivators here couldn’t calm down. So, that Imperial Monarch Ying Qin actually leaked the rules of the Dao Discussion!
No wonder he was bound in the sky and displayed in public!
“Disciples admits his mistakes.” In the sky, Imperial Monarch Ying Qin who was bound like a prisoner had raised his head and spoken with a hoarse and weak voice that carried a wisp of deep regret and remorse.
At this moment, his face was ghastly pale while his eyes were extremely dim. He didn’t reveal a slightest trace of the power and aura that an Imperial Monarch should possess.
It was even to the extent that some couldn’t bear the sight of his miserable and dejected appearance.
“Good, then you can die without regrets.” That dignified and indistinct voice resounded once more.
However, when he heard the voice this time, Imperial Monarch Ying Qing’s face changed abruptly, and he cried out. “Dean! Dean! Disciple has already admitted his mistakes. Please spare Disciple’s life!”
His voice carried extreme terror.
At this moment, all the cultivators within the city were shocked. Never had they expected that a great figure at the Imperial Monarch Realm would be sentenced to death for merely exposing the rules of the Dao Discussion.
Moreover, they’d never imagined that the owner of that voice would actually be the Dean of the Dao Institute!
That was a supreme existence that could rival the Master of Oracle Mountain, the Master of Nuwa’s Dao Palace, the Sovereign Sect’s Master, and the Divine Institute’s Dean!
Since even the Dean was drawn out to personally sentence Imperial Monarch Ying Qing clearly showed the Dao Institute’s resolution to maintain the fairness of the Dao Discussion.
“This crime is unforgiveable.” It was right amidst this expanse of shock that the Dean’s voice resounded once more. Along with this voice, a strand of grey and hazy lightning suddenly surged down from the sky.
The lightning seemed extremely ordinary, but it caused Imperial Monarch Ying Qin’s face to change abruptly while he roared hysterically. “NO!!!!”
In the next moment, the lightning struck down and Imperial Monarch Ying Qing was instantly annihilated beneath it. He was completely transformed into nothingness, and it was utterly impossible for him to be resurrected.
Everyone within the city was horrified and gasped. A great figure at the Imperial Monarch Realm had vanished before their very eyes just like that. The shock from this caused the hearts of most cultivators to tremble without end while they felt as if they’d fallen into an icy pit.
When all the Instructing Elders of the Dao Institute including Huai Kong’zi witnessed this scene, their expressions couldn’t help but change slightly while their hearts shook fiercely.
Yes, no one had expected that the punishment the Dean decided for Imperial Monarch Ying Qin would actually be for him to pay with his life.
That was an Imperial Monarch. Moreover, as an Instructing Elder of one of the five extremes of the Imperial Region, Imperial Monarch Ying Qing didn’t just possess a formidable strength, his status and identity were extremely lofty as well, and it was even on par with the Patriarchs of those top-rate powers.
Yet now, he’d been sentenced to death just like that!
For a time, the heavens and the earth were silent, perfectly silent. Everyone was shocked by the resolute actions of the Dao Institute’s Dean.
“The second round of the Dao Discussion will be carried out as normal three days from now. If any other similar incidents occur, then the consequences would be as simple as this.” The Dean’s voice resounded once more, and it was a form of reminder and a warning.
“You consider it to be done after merely punishing a single elder of the Dao Institute? My Oracle Mountain suffered the most during the Dao Discussion!” Suddenly, Wen Ting stood up and spoke in a clear voice, and her voice swiftly swept out of the hall and resounded through the heavens and the earth.
Lei Fu and Chi Song’zi’s expressions changed when they heard this. Does this woman intend to continue pursuing the matter?
Huai Kong’zi and the others were surprised and filled with disbelief as well.
On the other hand, when the cultivators in Ten Direction City heard Wen Ting, many of them were extremely surprised that a disciple of Oracle Mountain actually dared to speak such words while facing the Dao Institute’s Dean.
“Young Fellow Daoist, don’t worry. I’ll personally give Oracle Mountain and Nuwa’s Dao Palace an explanation once the Dao Discussion comes to an end.” After he finished speaking these words, the Dean’s voice fell completely into silence.
Even though Wen Ting was still disgruntled, she could only accept it. She said in her heart, Fine. If you’re unable to satisfy Eldest Martial Uncle and my two Founding Ancestors, then they would probably not let this matter rest.
On the other hand, Lei Fu and Chi Song’zi heaved sighs of relief in their hearts and calmed down slightly. They were truly worried that the Dao Institute’s Dean would continue pursuing the matter at a time like this, then it would be extremely disadvantageous to both their Divine Institute and Sovereign Sect.
This unexpected event came to an end just like this. However, the shock it gave all the cultivators here was impossible to calm down in a short period of time.
Many cultivators finally understood that Oracle Mountain had actually encountered a plot that had been planned for a long time.
Coupled with the scenes that they’d witnessed from the Dao Cauldron World throughout these three months of time, they practically didn’t have to give it any thought to understand that the forces behind this plot were the Divine Institute and the Sovereign Sect!
This caused many to feel infuriated, yet they didn’t dare say anything because they were worried it would cause calamity to descend upon them. This clearly showed how monstrous the power and influence of the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute was within the entire Ancient God Domain.
Without them realizing it, three days passed in the blink of an eye.
On the other hand, an entire three months had passed for Chen Xi and the other 24 disciples who were meditating within the Ancient Springtime Realm.
On this day, a heavy and stately sound of the bell slowly resounded through the heavens and the earth, and it caused all the cultivators in the entire city to stop their conversations and reveal a wisp of anticipation on their faces.
Because the curtains to the second round of the Dao Discussion would be drawn today!