In an instant, Chen Xi arrived within the Ancient Springtime Realm again.
Unlike when he cultivated here earlier, even though he was unable to witness the scenes in the outside world, he could clearly hear the sounds and voices that came from there.
The sounds of discussion from the spectators, Huai Kong’zi’s voice announcing the battle, and all sorts of other sounds like emotional sighs, wine cups being knocked together, and so on and so forth. He could hear everything.
This was a very strange feeling. Everything could be heard yet couldn’t be seen, and it caused one’s thoughts to be unable to help but run wild.
These rules… are pretty strange. Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he shook his head and sat cross-legged on the ground.
He’d noticed that the temporal energy within the Ancient Springtime Realm wasn’t delayed any longer, and it was equal to the outside world.
Obviously, the Dao Institute’s Dean had probably controlled the temporal energy here.
It wasn’t long before a wisp of collisions suddenly resounded from the outside world. It was like thunderclaps had filled the sky and surged endlessly. It was extremely terrifying.
Even if he was within the Ancient Springtime Realm, Chen Xi was still able to sense how intense and terrifying this battle was.
Donghuang Yinxuan and Yea Chen have entered into battle already! In an instant, Chen Xi determined this. However, he was unable to determine the situation of the battle by relying solely on the sound he heard.
For example, what techniques they utilized, what style they adopted in battle, the divine artifacts they utilized…. He was unable to determine all of that.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but frown because of this. In the end, he sighed in his heart and stopped thinking about it.
He was very clearly aware that this was the effect that the Dao Institute sought to attain, and it was for the sake of preventing them from gaining insight into the exact situation of the battles.
“My god! What technique is that? It’s too formidable!”
“Look! Yea Chen actually resisted it! This… this… this…. It’s simply inconceivable.”
“Amazing, they’re formidable beyond imagination. Such a battle is much more shocking than the last two rounds of battles.”
“So, this is their true combat strength….”
It wasn’t long before a wave of clamorous voices erupted like an uproar that resounded through the surroundings, and it droned and rumbled without end, causing Chen Xi to immediately be unable to help but frown.
Even though he was able to maintain calm in his heart, he was unable to prevent his thoughts from thinking and imagining, but the outcome was that he wasn’t able to figure anything out.
Thoughts grew like shrubs in his mind, and it would only affect his vigor yet be unable to provide him with anything useful.
Moreover, if this continued, then it would affect his Dao Heart!
It felt exactly like inner demons surging into appearance while in meditation. It would corrode one’s thought before one realized it, and if the effects were serious, it would even cause one to show signs of experiencing qi deviation.
At this moment, Chen Xi suddenly took a deep breath while a strand of sharp thought arose in his heart, and it transformed into a sword of wisdom that severed all his distracting thoughts.
In an instant, even though the sounds from the outside world still surged in incessantly, it was discarded by Chen Xi’s senses and were unable to affect him anymore.
Those battles aren’t related to me. I just have to stay true to my heart. As the saying goes, I’ll remain immovable even if gales strike from all directions.
Chen Xi paid no further attention to the outside world. His expression was calm while his thoughts were clear, and he actually seized this opportunity to meditate.
At this moment, it wasn’t just Chen Xi who’d noticed that this situation was bad, the others had as well. They immediately severed the disturbance from the outside world and started to sit cross-legged in meditation.
Peerless figures like them possessed extraordinary wisdom that far exceeded their peers, so they were able to instinctively make the choice that was most beneficial to them.
Just like what they’d done right now.
After an unknown period of time, a voice suddenly resounded.
“The first battle belongs to Donghuang Yinxuan!”
The outside world seethed with excitement.
Chen Xi opened his eyes, and then closed them once more. He was like a clay statue and had an utterly tranquil expression.
Two days later.
Huai Kong’zi’s extremely dignified voice resounded once more. “The second battle belongs to Kong Youran!”
The clamorous voices that seethed like an ocean accompanied Huai Kong’zi’s voice again, and it was obvious how many exclaims of surprise and shock had been caused by this battle.
However, at this moment, all of this was like a fleeting shadow that didn’t affect Chen Xi at all.
It was even to the extent that he hadn’t even opened his eyes.
Time flowed by and another three days passed.
The third battle came to an end, and Leng Xinghun was victorious.
At this point, the first three battles had ended.
Right after the battle between Gu Yan and Leng Xinghun came to an end, Chen Xi silently opened his eyes and stood up.
Even if Gu Yan lost, and even if he knew that Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui had lost successively at the hands of Donghuang Yinxuan and Kong Youran, his expression was calm as before.
A wave of spatial fluctuation arose, and then a mysterious door appeared before Chen Xi.
It’s finally my turn…. Chen Xi muttered, and then he strode through the door and vanished in the next moment.
“A pity! What a pity! Gu Yan was just a shred away from victory!”
“It really is a pity. But it’s undeniable that Leng Xinghun is extremely formidable. Who would have imagined that he actually possessed so many trump cards?”
“Only the final battle remains. If Chen Xi loses in this battle, then the disciples of Oracle Mountain and the Dao Institute would have no chance of competing in the battles of the top four.”
“It’s hard to say. Wang Zhong is definitely a dark horse who possesses unfathomable strength. Perhaps he might really be able to defeat Chen Xi.”
“What a joke! Everyone saw the sword strike Chen Xi utilized to defeat Xue Xiao’zi. Wang Zhong will probably be unable to resist it at all.”
When Chen Xi appeared in the outside world, extremely clamorous sounds of discussion assaulted his face, and it was like he’d suddenly moved from a quiet gorge to a busy street in the mortal world.
The outside world was extremely bustling. Even if Chen Xi and Wang Zhong had appeared successively on the Dao Engraved Battlefield, their sounds of discussion still hadn’t stopped and grew more and more intense instead.
Chen Xi’s expression remained unchanged when facing this, and it was like all of this wasn’t related to him.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Gu Yan who stood in the distance had drawn his attention.
At this moment, Gu Yan’s entire body was covered in blood, and his face was pale to the extreme. His body was still trembling as he sat cross-legged on the ground, and it was like he was enduring extraordinary pain.
This caused Chen Xi’s eyes to narrow. He instantly determined that Gu Yan had suffered an extremely heavy injury and might even be on the verge of collapse!
Chen Xi’s gaze shot towards the other side. He saw Leng Xinghun standing there in an imposing manner with his hands behind his back, and his expression was cold and proud. Only his face was slightly pale.
Obviously, the battle with Gu Yan had exhausted him greatly as well, but when compared to Gu Yan, he hadn’t suffered much injury.
“Chen Xi.” Suddenly, a voice sounded out from behind Chen Xi.
Chen Xi turned around to look towards its source, and he saw Yea Chen sitting cross-legged in the distance while looking at him.
“Even though I don’t have a chance to fight you during the Dao Discussion anymore, if you’re able to defeat Donghuang Yinxuan in the following battles, then it would be sufficient to determine who’s stronger amongst the two of us.” Yea Chen had a pale countenance as well. However, his eyes were still bright while a wisp of a carefree smile hung on the corners of his mouth. “Of course, the precondition is that you win this battle.”
Chen Xi nodded. “I’ll do my best.”
Yea Chen grinned and said, “Do you remember what I told you at that time. In the entire world, you, Chen Xi, are the only person I really want to fight. So, you better not let me down.”
Chen Xi smiled. “You’ve given me quite a bit of pressure.”
Yea Chen chuckled and didn’t speak further.
“Take good care of him.” Chen Xi arrived by Tu Meng’s side and glanced at Gu Yan. He remained silent for a moment before he patted Tu Meng on the shoulder and instructed in a low voice.
“Martial Ancestral Uncle, there’s no need to worry.” Tu Meng spoke seriously.
Chen Xi nodded, and then his gaze suddenly shot towards the distance. Wang Zhong was standing there with his hands behind his back, and he seemed like a graceful Young Master from the mortal world.
When he noticed Chen Xi’s gaze, Wang Zhong smiled lightly and looked over as well.
Their gazes collided in midair. Even though there was no verbal collision or competition of imposing aura between the two of them, a strand of an indescribably murderous aura had suddenly surged into appearance and suffused the surroundings!
The clamorous atmosphere actually instantly fell silent at this moment. The hearts of many trembled, and they seemed to have sensed something and looked towards Chen Xi and Wang Zhong.
“The fourth battle, Chen Xi against Wang Zhong!” At practically the exact same moment, Huai Kong’zi that stood before Convergence Hall spoke in a low voice, and his dignified voice swept through the heavens and the earth.
As soon as he finished speaking, Chen Xi and Wang Zhong’s figure flashed, and they arrived within the battlefield before standing in confrontation from afar.
One of them was handsome, outstanding, and possessed an extraordinary bearing; the other was embroidered clothes, a crown of feathers, and had a carefree bearing. In practically an instant, they drew the attention of all the cultivators in Ten Direction City.
“This battle is about to begin!”
“It’s definitely the battle with the most suspense. Chen Xi rose to prominence a few tens of years ago, and his name was unknown before that. On the other hand, Wang Zhong is the same. He’s like a dark horse that suddenly appeared and amazed the world during the Dao Discussion. I wonder what sort of collision would erupt from a battle between them.”
“Exactly. Moreover, did all of you not notice? Their display since the Dao Discussion began has been beyond expectations. Strangely, the two of them give me a similar feeling, and it’s that they’ve concealed their strengths well to the point it’s impossible for others to see through them. This is extremely interesting.”
The spectators in the outside world discussed animatedly, and they were filled with extremely great anticipation towards this battle. All of them really wanted to see if the dark horse, Wang Zhong, would be able to create another miracle and advance smoothly, or would he stop here.
Chen Xi remained indifferent towards all of this, and Wang Zhong seemed even more indifferent.
As soon as they arrived within the battlefield, their gazes had locked onto each other as they sized each other up.
Interesting, another Savior of an Era. Wang Zhong muttered in his heart while a mysterious smile arose on the corners of his mouth, and then he suddenly said, “Chen Xi, I’ve been paying attention to you for a very long time.”
Chen Xi’s expression remained composed. However, a rare trace of detest had arisen once more within his heart, and it was extremely incomprehensible.
This caused his eyes to be unable to help but narrow as he suddenly said, “Jia Nan told me about your background.”
“Oh?” Wang Zhong’s brows raised as he stared at Chen Xi for a short while, and then he smiled in a carefree manner and said, “The ‘Heavenly Sight’ Jia Nan inherited from the Buddhist Sect is extraordinary indeed, but I’m not in possession of the secrets you wish to obtain.”
Chen Xi sighed in his heart. He was merely probing Wang Zhong, but he hadn’t expected that Wang Zhong wouldn’t take the bait at all.
However, the more it was like this, the more Chen Xi felt that Wang Zhong’s true identity wasn’t just a member of Golden Toad Isle!