It wasn’t just Chen Xi, even Leng Xinghun couldn’t helped but be stunned when he heard this condition, and he even felt slight disbelief.
But no matter what, this suggestion still caused Leng Xinghun’s spirits to be raised, and a trace of hope arose in his despaired mental state.
He didn’t want to die!
He didn’t want to die at Chen Xi’s hand!
At this moment, Chen Xi fell silent.
Zhao Qingyao was a disciple of the True Phoenix Palace, and there was some relationship between her and Zhao Taici. Moreover, she’d even helped him kill Donghuang Yinxuan just now.
So, Chen Xi couldn’t just watch as she was killed.
However, he was slightly unwilling to let Leng Xinghun go just like this.
The atmosphere was deathly silent.
No one spoke, and the gazes of everyone had descended onto Chen Xi as they waited silently.
After a long while, Chen Xi seemed to have decided in the end. He gazed indifferently at Wang Zhong who stood in the distance and said, “When you fled the last time, you said that you were going to search for your true body, and the next time we met would be the day of my death. Do you still remember these words?”
Wang Zhong smiled and said, “Of course I do. However, I’ve changed my mind now. There’s no rush to kill you. So long as you remain in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, then I can eliminate you at any time.”
His tone was flat, and it carried arrogance and extreme confidence.
Chen Xi nodded and said, “It’s the same for me. I’ll kill you sooner or later, so there really is no need to be too impatient.”
As he spoke, he took a deep breath and said, “Let her go, and I’ll agree to your conditions.”
Wang Zhong’s eyes narrowed, and then he smiled and said, “Alright. To tell you the truth, this is the thing I admire about you the most. You’re loyal and able to bear responsibility. I believe you won’t disappoint me.”
As he spoke, he tossed casually, and threw Zhao Qingyao out.
After she recovered her freedom, her figure flickered before she stood in space, and her icy cold expression revealed a strand of hatred while her icy cold gaze locked onto Wang Zhong.
Wang Zhong seemed as if he didn’t notice this at all, his gaze remained constantly on Chen Xi as he said, “Now, it’s time you fulfil your promise.”
“Could it be that you’re worried I would go back on my word and kill him right now?” Chen Xi didn’t let Leng Xinghun go just like this, and he gazed indifferently at Wang Zhong and spoke lightly instead.
“I believe you wouldn’t act in that way.” Wang Zhong was silent for a brief moment before he smiled and said, “It’s even to the extent I dare to say that if you do that, then it will be you who regrets it.”
“Oh, why do you say so?” Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed slightly as he spoke calmly.
He was still holding tightly onto Leng Xinghun’s throat, causing Leng Xinghun’s countenance to turn purple from suffocation while the veins throughout Leng Xinghun’s face had bulged up. He wasn’t able to speak a single word at this moment.
Wang Zhong remained silent for a moment when he heard this, and then he shook his head and sighed. “Looks like I misjudged you. You, Chen Xi, aren’t true to your word as you’ve displayed, and you’re a hypocrite just like all the living beings in the world.”
“You’re wrong. There’s a difference between friends and enemies. You’re an enemy, so I naturally don’t fear utilizing any and all methods.” Chen Xi spoke indifferently.
“You’re right. If I was you, I would definitely not be willing to accept this as well.” Wang Zhong was actually not infuriated at all, and he seemed to deeply agree instead. He sighed with praise. “If I wasn’t sure that we’re bound to be enemies, I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself from wanting to be friends with you.”
He spoke seriously, and he clearly didn’t seem like he was joking.
However, Chen Xi was extremely disdainful towards this. Because Wang Zhong’s background was suspicious, and he was probably closely related to those heretics that had survived from the last era.
Under such circumstance, Chen Xi would already be extremely benevolent if he didn’t kill Wang Zhong.
“If you continue delaying, then this fellow would probably die because of you.” Chen Xi spoke calmly while he exerted strength with his palm, causing cracking sounds to resound from Leng Xinghun’s throat. It seemed as if his neck was on the verge of breaking.
Wang Zhong’s expression finally became solemn when he saw this. With a flip of his palm, a piece of damaged and ancient beast skin suddenly appeared. It was suffused with an obscure fluctuation of energy, and it caused others to be unable clearly discern its contents.
“You ought to recognize this treasure, right?” Wang Zhong spoke slowly.
Chen Xi’s heart shook. If he wasn’t wrong, then the damaged beast skin in Wang Zhong’s possession was surprisingly similar to the five pieces of beast skin that he possessed. All of them were connected to the fortune contained in a mysterious area within the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos!
It was even to the extent that this fortune was very likely to be related to the true profundities of the Ultimate Path towards the Dao.
“Let him go, and I’ll make another exchange with you. This mysterious piece of beast skin will be the price.” Wang Zhong chuckled with an expression of confidence, and he seemed to be very sure that Chen Xi would definitely not refuse this condition.
Chen Xi asked indifferently, “How about I kill you now and seize that piece of beast skin?”
Wang Zhong roared with laughter. “If you really act in that way, then this piece of beast skin will definitely be destroyed. Most importantly, you have no chance of killing me. If you don’t believe me, then you can feel free to give it a try.”
Chen Xi fell silent.
At this moment, Wang Zhong seemed extremely confident and didn’t seem to be making an empty show of strength. This caused Chen Xi to faintly have the impression that this fellow had some sort of trump card which he hadn’t utilized.
So, in the end, Chen Xi forcefully restrained the killing in his heart and said, “What do you want in exchange for that?”
“Let him go first.” Wang Zong pointed at Leng Xinghun.
Chen Xi glanced at Leng Xinghun who he held in his hand, and the latter’s expression was warped and livid but Leng Xinghun’s eyes carried a wisp of complacency. He seemed to be sure that Chen Xi wouldn’t dare so anything to him at such a moment in time.
In the end, Chen tossed Leng Xinghun out as if he was tossing trash away.
Wang Zhong chuckled, and he seemed to have expected that Chen Xi would act in this way. He stretched out his hand and grabbed Leng Xinghun.
“Attack!” However, right at this instant, Chen Xi suddenly attacked.
He withdrew the Talisman Armament and it was slashed like a bolt of lightning towards Wang Zhong.
At practically the exact same time, Zhao Qingyao had attacked ferociously from the side, and they formed a pincer attack against Wang Zhong.
All of this had occurred extremely quickly and was extraordinarily unexpected, causing even Wang Zhong to feel disbelief that Chen Xi would actually attack at this moment.
Could it be that he really doesn’t intend to make an exchange for the beast skin in my possession? Before Wang Zhong could figure this out, monstrous killing intent had assaulted his face.
“Hmph! Looks like you’ll absolutely refuse to give up without a fight. Since it’s like that, then I’ll let you see exactly how great the gap between us is!” Amidst ghastly and cold laughter, Wang Zhong soared into the sky, and his entire body was bathed in a myriad of strands of blood red light while his imposing aura rose explosively, causing him to seem like a god of devils that had descended to the world.
“NO!!!!” However, right at the instant the battle erupted, Leng Xinghun who Wang Zhong was holding in his hand had suddenly let out a shrill cry of misery and despair.
In an instant, Leng Xinghun’s entire body collapsed, exploded into pieces, and transformed into a rain of light. After that, the rain of light was instantly obliterated and completely transformed into nothingness!
In other words, in merely an instant, Leng Xinghun who was a Region Lord and a peerless figure that led the younger generation of the Sovereign Sect had evaporated into thin air just like that, and he’d vanished completely!
This was extraordinarily horrifying!
A living person had just suddenly transformed into nothingness, and such a scene was even more horrifying than a cruel and bloody death.
This sudden and unexpected event immediately caught Wang Zhong slightly off guard, and his pupils constricted while a trace of panic flashed in them.
Right at this moment, a huge and thick strand of sword qi descended towards him, and it forcefully blasted Wang Zhong flying.
At the same time, Zhao Qingyao’s figure flashed in front of Wang Zhong before she vanished. She was like a flash of light that was inconceivably swift.
When Wang Zhong steadied himself once more, he immediately noticed that the piece of beast skin in his hand had vanished, and it had fallen into Zhao Qingyao’s hands!
“Bastard!” Wang Zhong’s expression instantly turned gloomy.
All of this had occurred too quickly. Chen Xi tossed Leng Xinghun over, both Chen Xi and Zhao Qingyao attacked ferociously, Leng Xinghun suddenly perished, and the beast skin was seized. This string of actions had occurred in an extremely sudden manner, and it truly unexpected.
Even a figure like Wang Zhong had never expected it. In the end, he put up a passive resistance, and not only was he unable to rescue Leng Xinghun, he’d even lost the beast skin in his possession.
So, how could Wang Zhong not be infuriated by this?
They simply go too far!
His gaze was ghastly and icy cold as it shot out like a blade and locked onto both Chen Xi and Zhao Qingyao, and then he said word by word, “Both of you’ve… infuriated me!”
At this moment, Chen Xi grinned and said, “No matter what, you’ve completely lost this time. The only thing that surprised me was that you’ve really become much stronger than before, and I feel slightly regretful that the attack from just now wasn’t able to kill you.”
Earlier, while he seemed to be constantly in conversation with Wang Zhong, he’d actually sent a voice transmission to Zhao Qingyao in secret and asked her to prepare to do battle.
After that, he covertly placed a strand of the energy of Terminus into Leng Xinghun before he tossed Leng Xinghun to Wang Zhong.
It was exactly under such circumstance that their operation was completed so smoothly and perfectly.
At the bottom of it all, they were able to accomplish all of this because of the element of surprise.
Firstly, Wang Zhong had absolutely not expected that Chen Xi would actually dare to attack under such circumstances.
Secondly, Leng Xinghun’s death was a surprise to Wang Zhong as well.
Lastly, Chen Xi and Zhao Qingyao had seized an extremely precise moment to attack and catch Wang Zhong off guard, causing him to be unable to react in time.
This string of surprises had allowed them to attain their current accomplishments. Not only had Leng Xinghun been killed, they’d even seized the beast skin in one go!
However, Chen Xi had absolutely not imagined that when he utilized the energy of the Terminus Dao Insight to kill Leng Xinghun, he’d also indirectly killed the other disciples of the Sovereign Sect as well.
Because Leng Xinghun had hidden his companions in the region within his body just like Donghuang Yinxuan had, and along with his death from the energy of Terminus, his companions had been obliterated along with him in such a soundless and extremely aggrieving method of death.
This sort of death was even more absurd and worthless than how Zhu Qianyu, Gongsun Mu, and Taba Chuan had died.
However, this was how reality was, and it was usually even more bizarre and strange than one would imagine.
At this point, all the disciples of the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute who’d entered the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos had been completely exterminated!
If the cultivators of the Ancient God Domain found out about it, one could only imagine what sort of mighty uproar it would cause. Because no matter if it was the Sovereign Sect or the Divine Institute, such an outcome was definitely an extremely heavy blow to them!
All their disciples that were like peerless geniuses had actually suffered calamity in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, and not a single one had survived!
No matter which power it was, none would be able to bear such an outcome.
However, Chen Xi’s enemies hadn’t vanished completely.
Because Wang Zhong who had a suspicious background and a mysterious identity was still standing in front of him!