Chen Xi revealed a slightly surprised and bewildered expression.
The force that attacked him just now wasn’t the Dao Restraint Tribulation Energy,but a supreme aura of the Heaven Dao that densely covered this region.
It was like it had detected something unusual with him and was unwilling to allow him to approach the Region Quintessence. It seemed to be extremely inconceivable.
At practically the exact same moment, a thought appeared in Chen Xi’s heart — There can’t be two owners of one region!
This thought had just appeared incomprehensibly like thought that suddenly hit his mind, but it allowed Chen Xi to instantly confirm a single thing. It was impossible for him to bring Gu Yan along and share the nine Region Quintessences.
Gu Yan and A’Liang were surprised and bewildered. Both of them had been caught off guard when they were blasted flying just now, and they were still unable to recover from their shock.
What exactly occurred just now? Both of them were puzzled.
In next to no time, Chen Xi spoke frankly about his deductions before he sighed in the end and said, “Gu Yan, I can only inconvenience you for now.”
When he found out about this, Gu Yan seemed to be extremely relaxed instead, and he smiled as he said, “Martial Ancestral Uncle, this isn’t an inconvenience at all. You should make a move quickly because it’s best for you to refine and absorb the Region Quintessence as soon as possible.”
“Yes, Young Master. You should hurry so as to avoid any unexpected events.” A’Liang persuaded from the side.
Chen Xi nodded and said, “Then both of you stay here for now. We’ll leave together once I’ve succeeded.”
As he spoke, he stretched out his hand and gestured, and he removed the Spiritvoid Garment that he wore and passed it to Gu Yan for Gu Yan’s protection.
After that, he took a deep breath, withdrew the Talisman Armament, and charged once more.
The Talisman Armament carried the obscure energy of the Daoseal Mark, and it was like a sharp awl that forcefully broke through the tribulation energy and pushed forward bit by bit.
Moreover, a layer of the Daoseal Mark’s energy enveloped Chen Xi’s entire body as well while he started to move forward along the rift.
At this moment, he seemed like he sat on a small boat and was going against the raging waves, and it seemed rather arduous as he pushed forward bit by bit.
Moreover, it was extremely dangerous because if this small boat were to fall into the ocean, then it would end with his death!
As they gazed at this scene, A’Liang and Gu Yan couldn’t help but be anxious while they silently prayed for Chen Xi in their hearts.
His soul shook as circle after circle of the Daoseal Mark’s energy was released, and then it effused out all around Chen Xi and onto the Talisman Armament.
At this moment, Chen Xi’s expression was calm and concentrated, and he practically circulated his entire cultivation and didn’t dare slack off at all.
As he moved forward, Chen Xi’s aura gradually grew heavier while numerous beads of sweat seeped out from his forehead. It seemed to be slightly strenuous for him.
He was able to clearly sense that his energy was being consumed swiftly. This was especially so for the energy of the Daoseal Mark, and more than half of it had been exhausted.
However, Chen Xi couldn’t be bothered about all of this as he couldn’t turn back, because the rift behind him had been completely repaired a long time ago.
In other words, even if Chen Xi wanted to go back now, he would still have to break open a new passageway.
Not to mention that Chen Xi’s resolution hadn’t wavered at all since the beginning. When facing this supreme fortuitous encounter that stood before him, he was resolute to grab ahold of it no matter the price!
As he drew closer and closer to the Region Quintessence, Chen Xi’s state grew worse and worse.
At this moment, his entire body was drenched by cold sweat while his handsome face was pale, and the aura throughout his body showed faint signs of weakening.
Only his black pupils were still firm and hadn’t waved at all.
He was clearly aware that the greater the fortune one wished to obtain, the greater the price and danger that one had to pay and endure.
This supreme fortuitous encounter before him could absolutely be considered as unprecedented, and the quintessence possessed by the other regions couldn’t compare to it at all.
However, this also meant that Chen Xi had to pay an even larger price in order to gain control over it!
Along with the passage of time, Chen Xi’s speed forward grew slower and slower while his field of vision grew blurry. Moreover, his soul even felt swollen while sharp pain surged throughout it. It was like his soul was unable to hold on anymore, and it was on the verge of shattering into pieces.
This was a sign of having exhausted the energy of his soul!
When Chen Xi was almost 300m away from the Region Quintessence, even the energy of the Daoseal Mark was on the verge of exhaustion.
Once this occurred, and he lost the protection of the Daoseal Mark’s energy, then Chen Xi would immediately become covered by the tribulation energy!
The consequences of that were absolutely unimaginable.
However, Chen Xi didn’t have a way back anymore. He continued forward while relying on his stubborn and tenacious will. No matter how dangerous was, he could only move forward!
Chen Xi had even forgotten how dangerous the current state of his body was. There was only a single thought in his mind, and it was to take possession of the Region Quintessence in the distance!
He was filled with yearning, persistence, and concentration!
Blood had started to flow from all seven of his apertures, and his vital energy had started to fall into disorder. Moreover, his energy, spirit, and essence had started to weaken while his soul was on the verge of bursting apart….
However, he seemed to be completely unaware of this. He still strode forward and seemed to be extraordinarily persistent.
In the distance, Gu Yan and A’Liang who’d been watching since the beginning had become nervous since a long time ago, and a strand of an indescribably complicated emotion surged in their hearts.
There was shock, respect, worry, anxiety….
However, they were powerless to stop anything. Because they’d similarly discerned that Chen Xi was unable to turn back now.
He could either charge through, or… be killed by the tribulation energy!
Gu Yan and A’Liang could only pray in their hearts. They prayed for his safety and that no mishap would occur.
After an unknown period of time, Chen Xi’s consciousness had started to blur, and a strand of powerlessness that couldn’t be restrained creeped throughout his body.
It seemed like he was immediately fall unconscious if he allowed himself to relax!
Since he advanced into the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm until now, it was the first time he’d fought to such a horrifying state, and the aura of being at the verge of death seemed to be a very short distance away.
At this moment, he’d actually been unable to hold on since a long time ago, and he’d been relying on extraordinary, firm, and supreme will to hold on until now.
However, to his despair, even if he’d fought to such an extent, there was still over 100m of Dao Restraint Tribulation Energy blocking his path.
Suddenly, Chen Xi stopped moving. He coughed up a mouthful of blood while his countenance instantly turned ghastly pale.
Could it be that he’s going to be unable to persist until the end? Gu Yan and A’Liang’s heart tightened while their pupils constricted.
But in merely a short moment, Chen Xi’s figure had started moving again within their fields of vision. However, it seemed extremely difficult this time.
It seemed like every single step now was even more difficult than ascending the heavens for him!
“If this continues, then Martial Ancestral Uncle will….” Gu Yan’s expression was solemn to the extreme, and his voice carried a trace of trembling while he couldn’t bear to continue.
On the other hand, at this moment, A’Liang had moved her gaze away as she couldn’t bear to continue watching.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Gu Yan seemed to have noticed something, and his eyes suddenly lit up. “Martial Ancestral Uncle is….”
“What happened?” A’Liang hurriedly looked over, and she couldn’t help but be stunned when she witnessed the scene before her.
Chen Xi’s footsteps were actually gradually speeding up as if he’d obtained new life, and his entire body was suffused with indescribably exuberant vitality.
In an instant, both A’Liang and Gu Yan were elated!
A strange fluctuation swept out from within Chen Xi’s sea of consciousness. It was the energy of the River Diagram fragments that had suddenly awakened from its deathly silent state.
Under the nourishment of this energy, Chen Xi’s soul, vital energy, spirit, essence, and energy glowed with abundant vitality, and they hadn’t just recovered to their original state, they’d even become stronger than before.
Especially the Daoseal Mark. It was originally dim and lusterless, but now it seemed as if it had been tempered once more. It emanated a dazzling and illusory glow that was glistening and translucent, and the energy it emanated was much stronger than before!
At this moment, Chen Xi’s seven apertures stopped bleeding while his ghastly pale countenance had recovered, and even his blurred consciousness had become clear and firm once more.
It was like he’d been reborn!
“Thank you,” said Chen Xi in his heart. He knew that the River Diagram fragments had helped him again.
in the next moment, the Talisman Armament in his hand emanated extraordinary divine radiance. With a light wave of his sword, the tribulation energy before him was slashed apart to reveal a wide passageway!
Chen Xi’s figure charged over and leaped into the Region Quintessence before vanishing out of Gu Yan and A’Liang’s sight.
“He did it!” Gu Yan and A’Liang heaved long sighs of relief at the same time, and their originally strained figures completely relaxed. Only now did they notice that both of them had cold sweat in their palms, and they couldn’t help but exchange glances and smile.
“A’Liang, let’s hide for now so as to prevent any mishaps from occurring.” Gu Yan took a deep breath before he said calmly, “Once Martial Ancestral Uncle emerged from his cultivation, then we can leave this damnable place.”
“Yes.” A’Liang nodded with force.
At the deepest depths of the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos. The heavens and the earth here were blood red and deathly silent.
An ancient and grand black divine temple stood towering here, and it seemed to have experienced the baptism of time, causing it to be filled with an aura of experience.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, an icy cold and terrifying strand of consciousness swept out from the grand black divine temple.
“How many years has it been? Someone has actually broken through the Dao Restrain Shackles of the Nine Refinement Region! Looks like the opportunity to defy the heavens and change our fate really seems to be coming….
“Go investigate exactly which disciple of the five extremes of the Imperial Region accomplished this. Remember not to alert the enemy!”
A figure that wore black clothed and was covered in a cloak appeared before the divine temple, and it bowed and said, “Disciple will head over right away.”
After that, the black clothed figure vanished once more.
“Haha. The wills of the heavens are unpredictable, and the opportunity is impossible to determine. So long as we grab ahold of this opportunity, then perhaps we would be able to locate the true secrets of the Ultimate Path!” That icy cold and terrifying consciousness sighed with emotion before falling into deathly silence, and it vanished within the black divine temple.
A wave of movement arose in the heavens and the earth while a blood red screen of light suddenly descended from, and it enveloped this area before it vanished along with the black divine temple.
When one looked over once more, not a sign of the black divine temple could be found anymore, and there was only a strange and deathly silent expanse of the heavens and the earth here.