In next to no time, Chen Xi converged his attention onto Wang Zhong.
He was able to discern that Wang Zhong was completely infuriated after suffering successive setbacks, and even Wang Zhong’s expression had turned gloomy and livid.
However, unexpectedly, Wang Zhong didn’t attack out of range. He just stood there indifferently with an icy cold and terrifying gaze, and no one knew what he was thinking.
Chen Xi gave Zhao Qingyao a signal with his eyes as he intended to seize this opportunity to kill Wang Zhong.
Wang Zhong wasn’t just extremely familiar with the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, Wang Zhong was even able to obtain a piece of beast skin, and this caused Chen Xi to have a stronger feeling that Wang Zhong wasn’t ordinary.
If he was able to capture Wang Zhong, then he might be able to obtain some valuable information from Wang Zhong.
“Hahahaha!!” However, before Chen Xi could make a move, Wang Zhong suddenly roared with laughter, and his laughter was ghastly and horrifying like Nightbirds.
“Unfortunately, it isn’t time to decide on a victor between us.” Wang Zhong sighed. “I accept my defeat this time. But it won’t be long before we’ll meet again. At that time, I won’t restrain my anger again!”
His voice was indifferent and calm, and he actually seemed to not be angry anymore. This seemed even more unusual.
“Attack!” When Wang Zhong spoke, Chen Xi noticed that the situation wasn’t going in the direction that he desired, so he attacked ferociously with Zhao Qingyao before Wang Zhong could even finish speaking.
However, they struck nothing but air!
The reason was that Wang Zhong’s figure had mysterious vanished into thin air as if he’d evaporated into the surroundings, and not a single trace of him could be found anymore!
Only Wang Zhong’s indifferent and icy cold voice drifted through the starry sky, and it carried a mysterious and horrifying aura.
Chen Xi and Zhao Qingyao’s hearts shook because of this. They felt that it was too mysterious. After all, both of them had advanced into the ranks of Region Lords, and they were even in a vigilant state, yet they were actually unable to notice how Wang Zhong had left. How could this not be shocking?
Who exactly is that fellow?
Why did he suddenly leave at this moment?
Why did he suddenly arrive here with the intention of rescuing Leng Xinghun who had no relationship with him at all?
Chen Xi was unable to figure all of this out.
This caused him to have a deeper feeling that since Wang Zhong’s origins were unknown, all Wang Zhong’s actions carried a sense of mysteriousness.
This sort of feeling was like Wang Zhong had seen through him since the beginning, yet he was completely in the dark when it came to Wang Zhong’s actions!
Meanwhile, Tu Meng flashed over from the side, and he held a string of divine artifacts in his hand. All of them flowed with divine radiance that was dazzling and resplendent to the extreme.
“Martial Ancestral Uncle, these are the treasures Leng Xinghun left behind after he perished.” Even though Tu Meng was heavily injured, he wasn’t able to conceal his excitement at this moment. Chen Xi had made a great show of invincible strength today, and it allowed the rage and hatred in his heart to be completely vented.
Chen Xi restrained his thoughts and glanced at those divine artifacts. There were six of them, and every single one of them was a Natural Spirit Treasure!
The Heavenmatch Checkerboard.
The Soulshackle Bowl.
Every single one of them were divine artifacts utilized by those disciples of the Sovereign Sect, and they could be said to be precious treasures even amongst Natural Spirit Treasures.
“I forgot about that. Donghuang Yinxuan had a huge amount of treasures as well.” Zhao Qingyao suddenly grinned when she saw this, and then Donghuang Yinxuan’s corpse appeared out of thin air.
It was clearly not the first time that Zhao Qingyao was plundering the spoils of a battle, and she was extremely adept at it. In a short period of a few breaths of time, she’d found four divine artifacts in Donghuang Yinxuan’s possession.
The most striking of them all was definitely the Dao Control Brush and Taixuan Codex!
In the outside world, if someone saw so many divine artifacts piled up together, then they would definitely enter into a fierce battle. However, Zhao Qingyao didn’t even pay then a single glance before directly passing them to Chen Xi.
She grinned and said, “Fellow Daoist Chen Xi, he was defeated by you, and I just annihilated him as he happened to pass by. It’s best that you keep these spoils.
In an instant, a pile of Natural Spirit Treasures was in front of Chen Xi. They flowed with the glow of treasures and possessed miraculous effects of their own. Even an experienced like Chen Xi who’s experienced all sorts of storms couldn’t help but be bedazzled by this scene.
These divine artifacts came from the disciples of the Sovereign Sect and Divine Institute, so how could they be ordinary. In terms of value, every single one of them could be considered a priceless treasure.
Yet now, all of them were placed in front of Chen Xi. If it was any other cultivator, that cultivator would definitely be extremely happy and go mad with joy.
However, Chen Xi merely swept them with his gaze before he gave two of them to Zhao Qingyao and said, “Since they are spoils of the battle, then you naturally should have a share. After all, we fought together earlier. So, don’t refuse.”
As he spoke, he didn’t allow Zhao Qingyao to refuse at all. After that, he casually selected the Dao Control Brush, Taixuan Codex, Thundervoid, and Soulshackle Bowl before putting them away.
Subsequently, he passed the remaining four divine artifacts to Tu Meng.
“You and Gu Yan each take two from these four divine artifacts. The Forgotten Grounds of Chaos is too dangerous, so having a few more divine artifacts to protect yourselves is definitely beneficial.” Chen Xi didn’t wait for Tu Meng to refuse before pushing them into Tu Meng’s hands as well.
“Martial Ancestral Uncle….” Tu Meng was both touched and excited in his heart, and it was to the point he was at a loss for words. At this moment, he probably wouldn’t even frown if Chen Xi asked him to sacrifice his life.
Chen Xi patted Tu Meng on the shoulder and smiled, yet he didn’t say anything. Because there was no need for politeness and courtesy when it was between them who were from the same sect.
“Alright, then I’ll take these two divine artifacts. I’ll give one of them to Junior Sister Zhao Taici once I return to True Phoenix Palace.” Zhao Qingyao smiled and accepted Chen Xi’s gifts in a straightforward manner.
She was very clearly aware that from the first time Chen Xi saved here until this moment that he shared some spoils with here, it was mostly because of Zhao Taici.
Chen Xi nodded and smiled. “They are yours now, so you can do anything you like with them.”
“Right, Tu Meng, how did you get here?” Chen Xi suddenly realized a problem and couldn’t help but ask this question.
Tu Meng described everything he experienced all along the way, and he described everything in detail, including some unexpected events that had occurred in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos during these past few years.
In the end, he laughed bitterly and said, “Actually, if it wasn’t for those two fellows, Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan, I would have probably been unable to see Martial Ancestral Uncle again.”
Chen Xi nodded, pondered deeply for a moment, and then he said, “Looks like all sorts of unexpected events have occurred in the outside world while I was cultivating. However, there’s no need to worry about all of that now. The important matter at hand is to find a Region Quintessence for Gu Yan.”
When he spoke up to here, he gazed at Zhao Qingyao and said, “Miss Zhao, what do you intend to do after this?”
Zhao Qingyao laughed with self-ridicule and shrugged. “Since Tai Shuhong suffered a surprise attack from Wang Zhong and perished, I’d lost all my companions, and I can be considered to be all alone now. So, it doesn’t matter wherever I go.”
When she spoke up to here, her clear eyes spun, and then she stared at Chen Xi and smiled. “Fellow Daoist Chen Xi, if you don’t mind, then how about I follow you?”
She seemed to be speaking casually, yet it actually carried a wisp of anticipation.
The Forgotten Grounds of Chaos was too dangerous and filled with killing intent. Even if she’d advanced into the ranks of Region Lords now, she still felt that it was slightly dangerous while she was by herself. So, it would undoubtedly be much safer if she could follow by Chen Xi’s side.
“I naturally welcome you to join me.” Chen Xi smiled as well. It was undoubtedly extremely good to be able to make Zhao Qingyao who’d just advanced into the ranks of Region Lords to join his group.
“Hah, I feel extremely honored to be able to join forces with a personal disciple from Senior Fuxi’s line as well.” Zhao Qingyao revealed a heartfelt smile.
“Since it’s like that, then let’s set out immediately.” When he spoke up to here, he gazed once more at Tu Meng and said, “Give Gu Yan and A’Liang to me while you hide temporarily in the region within my body to recuperate. You don’t have to worry about everything else.”
Tu Meng knew he was heavily injured now and couldn’t be of any help to Chen Xi, and he might even become a burden for Chen Xi.
So, he immediately acted according to Chen Xi’s instructions. He summoned Gu Yan and A’Liang out before he obediently hid away in the region within Chen Xi’s body.
“Martial Ancestral Uncle, are you alright?”
When they saw Chen Xi standing completely unharmed before them, Gu Yan and A’Liang were rather happy.
Chen Xi described the incident from before in a concise manner, and then he led Gu Yan, A’Liang, and Zhao Qingyao away from this place.
After he advanced into the ranks of Region Lords, Chen Xi was like a completely different person.
Firstly, the universe within his body had been transformed into a region. Moreover, it covered such a large area that it was nine times the scope of an ordinary Region Lord!
It could be said to be world shocking and unprecedented throughout the ages.
Secondly, a Violet Gold Imperial Sovereign Star that was dazzling like the scorching sun was floating above his Soul Divine Flame. It illuminated his entire soul and emanated a supreme and dignified aura.
This was the symbol of the Imperial Monarch Realm. Even if Chen Xi was an actual Region Lord, his cultivation realm was still the Imperial Monarch Realm.
Strictly speaking, he was still a First Star Imperial Monarch. However, ordinary First Star Imperial Monarchs were clearly unable to compare to him.
Similarly, Imperial Monarchs like him had a title of their own.
For example, Imperial Monarch Zhen Wu, Imperial Monarch Zi Wei, and various existences like them had the titles of Zhen Wu and Zi Wei, and these titles were an honor and the symbol of an Imperial Monarch.
After all, it was an offense if others still addressed them with their name once they’d attained such a realm of cultivation.
Chen Xi would naturally not act against this convention because it would be too conspicuous, and it didn’t conform to his disposition. So, he named himself — Ke Xin.
It meant to stay true to his heart!
A very long time ago while he was still cultivating in the Wanderingcloud Sword Sect of the Darchu Dynasty, Chen Xi had named the peak he cultivated at as True Heart Peak.
Now, when it came to giving himself a title at the Imperial Monarch Realm, he practically didn’t give it a second thought before these words appeared in his mind.
It seemed to be extremely flat and ordinary, but it actually represented a firm attitude Chen Xi had when seeking the Grand Dao!
It was one where he stayed true to his heart no matter when or what he encountered!
At this moment, Chen Xi was leading Zhao Qingyao, Gu Yan, and A’Liang as he flew through the boundless starry sky.
However, right when he intended to tell them about the title that he’d given himself as an Imperial Monarch, his eyes suddenly narrowed. He seemed to have noticed something, and he stopped moving while seeming to be lost in thought.
“Huh? Chen Xi!” At practically the exact same moment, a voice that carried surprise and bewilderment suddenly resounded. In the next moment, it vanished completely.
“You still intend to flee?” A wisp of a thought provoking smile arose on the corners of Chen Xi’s mouth.