Wu Xuechan gathered Chen Xi, Gu Yan, and Tu Meng together before he instructed them via voice transmission. “No matter what sort of dangers all of you encounter upon entering the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, both of you must remember to follow by my Little Junior Brother, Chen Xi’s, side and obey his every instruction.”
Gu Yan and Tu Meng nodded seriously. “Don’t worry, Martial Ancestral Uncle.”
Wu Xuechan withdrew an ancient bronze box that was around 15cm long and had dense markings inscribed upon it, and he passed it to Chen Xi and said, “A’Liang is on the verge of awakening. Bring her along with you when you enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.”
Chen Xi was stunned. Only now did he understand that the princess of the Primeval Micro Race, A’Liang, was lying within the box.
“Why?” Chen Xi couldn’t help but ask this question.
“When the Roc Daolord headed to the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos all those years ago, he wasn’t acting rashly, and he’d made all sorts of preparations. At that time, the thing he relied on the most was the Primeval Micro Race.” Wu Xuechan spoke in a straightforward manner. “Even though I don’t know what sort of use the Primeval Micro Race would be of upon entering the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, since the Roc Daolord had done so, then there was definitely deep meaning behind his actions.”
When he heard this, Chen Xi suddenly recalled that when he met A’Liang at the Last Days Domain all those years ago, the last remaining clansmen of the Primeval Micro Race were standing on guard before the seal left behind by the Roc Daolord.
At that time, A’Liang’s grandmother had said that their Primeval Micro Race had followed by the Roc Daolords side as he roamed the world and accomplished many dazzling deeds that shook the world.
So, even if the Roc Daolord has perished now while his corpse had transformed into the Last Days Domain, none of the remaining members of the Primeval Micro Race were willing to leave, and they chose to stand on guard there within the Last Days Domain.
Now, when he recalled this incident and coupled with what his Eldest Senior Brother Wu Xuechan had said, Chen Xi instantly had a faint realization that A’Liang might really be of use if he brought her along this time.
Of course, even if A’Liang was of no use, bring her along would absolutely not burden Chen Xi as well.
“Besides that, if I’m not wrong, then they’ll definitely use every means possible to seize the five pieces of the map that you possess. So, the most important task all of you have upon entering the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos would be to take precautions against the members of the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute.” Wu Xuechan pondered deeply and said, “As for the Dao Institute, rope them in if possible but don’t lower your guards. As long as Liu Shenji is alive, the Dao Institute is bound to maintain a neutral attitude.”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but be astounded when he heard this. Because they were in the Dao Institute’s territory, yet he suddenly heard his eldest senior brother speak about the life and death of the Dao Institute’s Dean, so he couldn’t help but have a strange feeling.
After that, Chen Xi took a deep breath, nodded and said, “Don’t worry Eldest Senior Brother, I know who my friends and enemies are.”
Wu Xuechan smiled and said, “That’s for the best. Right, if you encounter anything that’s difficult to deal with, you don’t have to worry about working together with the disciples of Nuwa’s Dao Palace.”
Chen Xi nodded.
At the other side.
Xu Tuo had an indifferent expression as he said coldly via voice transmission, “Remember that those five pieces of beast skin are related to a supreme fortuitous encounter related to the Ultimate Path towards the Dao. All of you must seize possession of it no matter the price you have to pay!”
“Yes!” Leng Xinghun and the other disciples of the Sovereign Sect replied in unison.
Xu Tuo’s expression eased up slightly when he saw this, and then he said in a low voice, “Of course, if you have the opportunity to kill that kid, Chen Xi, then you absolutely must not let it slip by. That kid possesses the River Diagram and might even be related to the Third Netherworld Emperor, so he would definitely become another Fuxi if he isn’t eliminated as soon as possible!”
The hearts of Leng Xinghun and the others shook fiercely when they heard this. Another Fuxi?
“Yinxuan, there’s no need to be dejected even if you lost to that kid, Chen Xi. A Dao Discussion is only a spar in the end, and it isn’t a battle of life and death.” At the same time, Xuan Ming glanced slowly past Donghuang Yinxuan, Zhu Qianyu, Gongsun Mu, and the others. He said, “However, all of you must seize all opportunities to eliminate that kid once you’ve entered the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos!”
When he spoke up to here, his voice carried a cold tone as he said, “Perhaps all of you are still unaware but that kid has already stepped foot onto an unprecedented and unique path that defies the heavens. Moreover, he has gained some success on this path. Once a heretic like him matures, then he would absolutely surpass the heretics of the past and become a great calamity for our Divine Institute.”
What? Tempestuous waves arose in the hearts of Donghuang Yinxuan and the others. An unprecedented and unique path that defies the heavens?
Isn’t that exactly like the heretics that the Heaven Dao didn’t tolerate?
Donghuang Yinxuan and the others were clearly aware what these words meant, and their expressions turned solemn.
“If it’s possible, then I don’t mind if all of you join forces with those disciples from the Sovereign Sect to annihilate that kid, Chen Xi, in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos!” Xuan Ming’s voice was ghastly and terrifying.
“Yea Chen, Li Lufeng.”
“There’s something that I must remind both of you about. Our Dao Institute has always maintained a neutral position, and it never enters into the disputes of others. All of you better be able to maintain it upon entering the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.” Cai Ya gazed at Yea Chen and Li Lufeng as he sent a voice transmission with a solemn expression on his face.
There were many disciples on the Dao Institute’s side that would be entering the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, yet he merely spoke to Yea Chen and Li Lufeng alone. This seemed very thought provoking.
Li Lufeng’s heart shook, and he hurriedly nodded. “Don’t worry Martial Ancestral Uncle. Disciple will definitely commit it to memory.”
Yea Chen’s eyes narrowed as he said, “Martial Ancestral Uncle, it is alright so long as we maintain our neutrality?”
Cai Ya nodded and said, “Exactly.”
Yea Chen smiled and said, “That’s fine.”
Li Lufeng watched all of this, and his heart couldn’t help but twitch.
Meanwhile, Yea Chen suddenly glanced at Li Lufeng and said indifferently, “Senior Brother Li, don’t forget our Martial Uncle Ying Qin died.”
It was just a sentence that was spoken in a casual manner, yet it caused Li Lufeng’s expression to change slightly.
“Youran, Shi Yu. I’m not worried about both of you, but just be careful no matter what it is so that there’s no need to worry about any mishaps.” On Nuwa’s Dao Palace’s side, Xue Ling spoke in a light voice. “But you must remember that if it’s necessary, then you can lend a hand to Chen Xi’s group.”
A wisp of astonishment couldn’t help but suffuse the corners of Shi Yu’s mouth as he said, “That fellow is already so formidable. Does he even need help?”
Xue Ling nodded seriously and said, “He does indeed. The Forgotten Grounds of Chaos is extraordinary, and it’s completely different from the one on one battles during the Dao Discussion. Chen Xi possesses five pieces of the secret map, so he will definitely be a thorn in the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute’s eye. Under such circumstances, as their ally, our Nuwa’s Dao Palace must stand on Oracle Mountain’s side.”
She paused for a moment before she continued. “Not to mention that even if it’s not for the sake of the secret map, the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute’s disciples would still not let Chen Xi live.”
As she finished speaking, her voice carried a trace of a complicated tone.
“Why?” Shi Yu was stunned.
Even Kong Youran couldn’t help but feel curious.
“It’s very simple. He has stepped onto an unprecedented path that defies the heavens. Since the ancient times until now, no one has succeeded on this path, but Chen Xi has already attained some success on it now, so it’s something that the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute are absolutely unable to tolerate.” Xue Ling pondered deeply for a moment before she said slowly, “These two powers have always considered themselves as those that upheld justice for the Heavens. Now, Chen Xi is an uncertain variable that isn’t tolerated by the Heaven Dao. Under such circumstances, the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute won’t allow him to live.”
An uncertain variable!
His existence isn’t tolerated by the Heaven Dao!
Both Kong Youran and Shi Yu were stunned when they heard these words, and their expressions gradually turned serious and solemn.
At this moment, they finally understood why Xue Ling would instruct them to help Chen Xi.
In Convergence Hall, only Wang Zhong, Jia Nan, Zhao Qingyao and the other two disciples didn’t belong to the five extremes of the Imperial Region.
However, they’d passed the test that was held simultaneously while the actual first round of the Dao Discussion had been held between the disciples from the five extremes of the Imperial Region, and they’d obtained the qualifications to enter the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.
“Jia Nan, don’t waste your strength. You won’t find what you’re looking for from me. It’s useless no matter how formidable your Buddhist Sect’s Mind’s Eye is.” Suddenly, Wang Zhong turned to look at Jia Nan, and a wisp of a mysterious smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
Jia Nan’s expression remained unchanged and composed. He was silent for a long time before he suddenly said, “But I’ve already determined that you aren’t Wang Zhong!”
His voice was resolute and carried an indisputable tone.
Wang Zhong’s brows raised while a wisp of a helpless expression appeared on his face. He shrugged and said, “If I’m not me, then who would I be? Jia Nan, once you fully grasp the supreme inheritance of the Buddhist Sect, the Mind’s Eye, you will understand how absurd your deductions are. Not to mention that if there’s something wrong with my identity, then it would have probably been noticed by those great figures at the Daolord Realm. How could I have been left alive until now?”
The Mind’s Eye. It was one of the supreme inheritances in the Buddhist Sect. According to rumor, when it was cultivated to the extreme, one would be able to instantly hear the secrets in the deepest depths of the hearts of all living beings. It was soundless, impossible to guard against, and was extremely mysterious.
The meaning behind Wang Zhong’s words was extremely easy to understand. He meant that even if Jia Nan had cultivated the Mind’s Eye and could see through his thoughts, Jia Nan could only obtain the conclusion that he was Wang Zhong.
Jia Nan’s reaction was remained very calm as he said, “Don’t worry, I’ve already comprehended some of the profundities of the Mind’s Eye, and it won’t be long before I’ll grasp it completely. At that time, it will probably be utterly impossible for you to conceal anything.”
Wang Zhong’s eyes narrowed, and he stared at Jia Nan for a long time before he suddenly smiled and said, “Then I’ll wait and see.”
Jia Nan grinned, and then he suddenly said something incomprehensible. “The Ancient God Domain is going to undergo a change indeed, but the encroachment of outsiders won’t be tolerated.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he turned around, sat cross-legged, closed his eyes, and meditated. He paid no further attention to everything else.
Wang Zhong’s eyes narrowed again when he heard this. After a long time, he shook his head and smiled lightheartedly without end.
Their conversation had been carried out via voice transmission, so it didn’t draw the attention of the others.
In next to no time, Cai Ya, Wu Xuechan, Xu Tuo, Xuan Ming, and Xue Ling had left together to the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.
On the other hand, Chen Xi and the other 29 disciples were led out of Convergence Hall by Huai Kong’zi, and they headed to the Ancient Springtime Realm to rest and recuperate.
After experiencing the numerous battles in the Dao Discussion, most of them had exhausted a great deal of their strengths. For example, Leng Xinghun, Donghuang Yinxuan, and some others were even heavily injured. So, they urgently needed to recover from their injuries.
“Interesting. Interesting.” Right after Chen Xi and the others left, a figure suddenly appeared within the empty Convergence Hall.
He had a thin, short, and extremely ordinary appearance. Surprisingly, it was the Dao Institute’s Dean, Liu Shenji, who had left not too long ago!
However, at this moment, he had his hands behind his back as he gazed towards the direction Chen Xi and the others left towards, and his eyes were suffused with a strange rippling glow.
After standing there silently for a long time, he suddenly sighed with emotion. “Calamity or luck, it all depends on this trip….”
His voice hadn’t finished spreading through the air when he’d vanished once more.
The Convergence Hall was completely empty and fell into deathly silence.