In the next instant, Chen Xi flicked his sleeve, and he brought Zhao Qingyao and the others along as he vanished on the spot.
How could it be him?
Could it be that the one Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan wanted me to help against was Chen Xi?
But where are the two of them?Why have I lost all contact with them?
Li Lufeng was surprised and bewildered in his heart, and he teleported through space at full speed and didn’t dare slack off at all.
This mysterious region was originally filled with boundless terrifying and dangerous calamities, and the most obvious was the Dao Restraint Tribulation Energy that was practically material. It covered this entire area like water.
However, at this moment, after Chen Xi completely refined and absorbed those nine Region Quintessences, the chaotic and unstable dangers in this region had gradually stabilized, and they became orderly and clearly distinguished. Moreover, it was even to the extent that the tribulation energy that filled this area couldn’t be found anymore.
All of this meant that this mysterious region had been completely refined and absorbed by him, so it wasn’t chaotic and disorderly anymore.
It was exactly because of this that Li Lufeng could teleport at full speed here, otherwise, if it was according to the situation here when Chen Xi had just arrived here, then Li Lufeng’s actions would be no different than courting death.
The violent fluctuations in space caused sharp and ear piercing whistles to rumble through the surroundings. After he advanced into the ranks of Region Lords, Li Lufeng’s speed of teleportation had undergone a transformation as well, and a single step he took was capable of travelling an area of a myriad of stars. His speed was so swift that a Universe Enlightened Ancestral God couldn’t compare to it at all.
However, even then, Li Lufeng still faintly felt a feeling of anxiety that couldn’t be eliminated, and it caused him to not dare relax at all.
He was sure that Chen Xi had definitely advanced into the ranks of Region Lords now. So, when facing this practically heaven defying fellow, Li Lufeng absolutely didn’t dare to underestimate Chen Xi at all.
After all, even figures like Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan weren’t a match for Chen Xi during the Dao Discussion.
So, Li Lufeng could imagine what sort of shocking transformation Chen Xi’s combat strength had undergone after advancing into the ranks of Region Lords.
Since he was able to attain his current accomplishments, Li Lufeng was naturally not an idiot. Conversely, he was even slightly smarter than the other disciples of the Dao Institute, and he was very adept at judging and weighing the situation.
The reason he’d come to this mysterious region was entirely because he received a request for help from Donghuang Yinxuan and Leng Xinghun.
But now, when he arrived here, he noticed to his astonishment that not only had he lost all contact with Donghuang Yinxuan and Leng Xinghun, he’d even encountered this maleficent existence, Chen Xi!
All of this caused Li Lufeng to sense the aura of danger.
It was even to the extent that he suspected both Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan had suffered a mishap!
Of course, it was merely a suspicion of his. If it was said to be true, then perhaps even he wouldn’t believe it. After all, it was too astounding.
But where exactly did Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan go? The worry in Li Lufeng’s heart didn’t decrease but increased instead, and he felt even more anxious.
Hmm? Suddenly, a figure flashed before Li Lufeng. It shocked him to the point his pupils suddenly constricted, and he instantly returned to his senses from his disorderly thoughts.
He practically instinctively flashed and changed the direction he was fleeing toward.
An expanse of clear colored divine chains descended from the sky like a waterfall, and it completely sealed off that area and completely sealed off Li Lufeng’s path forward.
This caused his expression to change once more. He gritted his teeth and changed the direction he fled towards once more while the bad feeling in his heart grew stronger.
Sure enough, before he could flee once more, a tall figure had appeared out of thin air in front of him, and that figure was less than 3km away from him!
“Fellow Daoist, why are you fleeing? Could it be that you’ve done something that causes you to have a guilty conscience?” That tall figure was exactly Chen Xi. His expression was calm and indifferent as he gazed at Li Lufeng, and a wisp of killing intent had coiled around his heart.
Chen Xi had heard from Tu Meng that he had been attacked by Li Lufeng while on the way to look for Chen Xi after he’d advanced into the ranks of Region Lords. At that time, Tu Meng was bewildered and couldn’t figure out why Li Lufeng would act in that way.
However, the situation at that moment didn’t allow Tu Meng to think too much about it because Donghuang Yinxuan had suddenly arrived not long after the battle erupted, and Donghuang Yinxuan heavily injured Tu Meng in one go.
If Tu Meng hadn’t fled swiftly, then he would have almost suffered calamity and perished.
So, when he suddenly noticed Li Lufeng just now, Chen Xi instantly recalled this matter. Especially when he saw that Li Lufeng actually turned around and fled before Li Lufeng event met him. It allowed Chen Xi to affirm that this fellow definitely had a guilty conscience.
“Oh, it’s Fellow Daoist Chen Xi. I thought you were someone else.” At this moment, Li Lufeng calmed down instead, and he chuckled lightly and seemed as if a burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
If he hadn’t heard about that previous incident from Tu Meng, Chen Xi wouldn’t suspect anything when he witnessed Li Lufeng’s current display.
But now, Li Lufeng’s actions seemed slightly laughable to Chen Xi. Does this fellow really think that I know nothing?
“Oh? Then who did you think I was?” asked Chen Xi in an indifferent tone.
Li Lufeng’s face froze, and then he spoke with a solemn expression. “To tell you the truth, I almost thought that Fellow Daoist was one of the heretics that reside in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos.”
“Heretics?” Chen Xi gazed at him with an interested expression and didn’t expose his lies.
“Right!” Li Lufeng’s expression was solemn and serious as he said, “Fellow Daoist Chen Xi is probably still not aware but heretics that survived the last era are residing in the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, and every single one of them possess extremely formidable combat strengths.”
Chen Xi was slightly surprised by this because he hadn’t expected that this fellow, Li Lufeng, would actually know of this as well.
Moreover, based on the circumstances, Li Lufeng seemed to have even encountered them.
This was slightly unusual.
Because the reason Chen Xi knew of this was because he’d heard it from Imperial Monarch Yan Bing who was trapped within the Divine Shaman Sacrificial Altar.
As for Chen Xi himself, he was merely aware that those heretics existed, but he hadn’t met them himself.
“So, in this way, Fellow Daoist took me to be one of those heretics just now?” Chen Xi’s gaze was deep as if they could see through the most well hidden secrets in one’s heart, causing Li Lufeng’s heart to be filled with horror.
“Indeed.” Li Lufeng laughed bitterly and sighed. “To be honest, even though I’ve already advanced into the ranks of Region Lords, I’m still rather fearful of those heretics. If I were to fall into their hands, then the consequences would be worse than dying.”
He paused for a moment before he continued. “Fellow Daoist, there’s no need to be suspicious. If I knew it was you, then how could I have possible fled in such a cowardly manner.”
As he finished speaking, he revealed an embarrassed expression.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but sigh with emotion when he witnessed this. This fellow’s acting is so realistic, he really is an extraordinary figure. Unfortunately, he has gone astray.
Chen Xi stopped beating around the bush and said directly, “I’m already clearly aware of what you did to Tu Meng. So, please stop all of that and be frank about the relationship between you and both Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan. Perhaps I might give you a chance to atone for your crimes and spare your life.”
Li Lufeng’s pupils suddenly constricted, and then he mustered up the courage and smiled as he said, “Fellow Daoist Chen Xi, what’re you talking about? Why… don’t I understand what you mean?”
Chen Xi didn’t say anything, and he just looked silently at Li Lufeng. His deep black eyes were like a pair of doors that led to hell, and it caused Li Lufeng’s entire body to tighten and stiff while his expression grew more and more unnatural.
In the next, he revealed a dejected expression and seemed extremely guilty and dispirited as he said, “So, Fellow Daoist already knows about it. To tell you the truth, I made a move against Fellow Daoist Tu Meng on that day because of a misunderstanding….”
A wisp of piercingly cold killing intent suddenly arose in Chen Xi’s eyes, and his gaze carried an oppressive force. “Remember that this is your last chance. It’s best that you cherish it!”
In an instant, Li Lufeng’s expression changed indeterminately. He remained silent for a long time before he suddenly grunted coldly in the end. He gazed at Chen Xi and said, “Yes, I did stop and attack Tu Meng. But you’re making false charges and unjustly accusing me of colluding with Leng Xinghun and Donghuang Yinxuan!”
He seemed to refuse to admit it no matter what.
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed as he stared at Li Lufeng, and then he said, “Out of consideration for Yea Chen, I’d given you a chance. Unfortunately, you didn’t cherish it.”
“Ha, could it be that you think you can kill me? What a joke! Don’t forget that I, Li Lufeng, and a Region Lord now! Even if I’m not a match for you, fleeing is still extremely easy for me!” Li Lufeng roared with laughter, and his voice was filled with pride.
If it was at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, then he would absolutely not dare to boast like this in front of Chen Xi, and this clearly showed how proud and confident Li Lufeng’s mentality had become after he became a Region Lord. He simply seemed like a completely different person.
“Since it’s like that….” Chen Xi’s gaze gradually turned icy cold while killing intent gradually effused out from him.
“Wait!” Right when Chen Xi was about to attack, a void suddenly sounded out from afar, and both Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui arrived side by side.
Their figures were like bolts of lightning while their auras were completely different when compared to the past. Surprisingly, they’d both advanced into the ranks of Region Lords!
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed while he sighed in his heart instead. He knew that as disciples of the Dao Institute, no matter how good Yea Chen’s relationship with him was, Yea Chen wouldn’t just watch as he killed Li Lufeng.
However, in the eyes of Li Lufeng, Chen Xi’s actions made him think that Chen Xi was holding back out of fear and didn’t dare act rashly.
This allowed Li Lufeng to finally feel at ease, and then he said furiously, “Junior Brothers, you came at the right time. This kid, Chen Xi, actually intended to kill me. This is simply an extraordinary provocation against the disciples of my Dao Institute!”
He’d actually put the blame on Chen Xi!
The killing intent that Chen Xi had restrained showed faint signs of seething and exploding again.
“Senior Brother Li, stop trying to sow discord between us!” Yea Chen berated coldly. “Does anyone present here not know what sort of person you are? If you continue acting in this matter, then don’t blame me and Junior Brother Jiuhui for leaving!”
Li Lufeng’s face froze, and he turned angry out of embarrassment. He said, “Junior Brother Yea Chen, even you saw that scene from before. Could it be that you intend to help an outside like Chen Xi to bully and humiliate your Junior Brother, me? Do you know what the consequences would be if the seniors of our Dao Institute found out about this?”
He was certain that Chen Xi would definitely not dare to attack arbitrarily under such circumstances. As for Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui, they would absolutely not stand by idly because of their relationship as disciples from the same sect.
So, he spoke completely bluntly at this moment and assumed the position of a senior brother. Not only did he reprimand both Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui, he’d even transformed Chen Xi into an enemy of theirs.
Yea Chen and Yu Jiuhui’s faces sank when they heard this. Besides feeling resentful in their hearts, they couldn’t help but feel slightly helpless. Just as Li Lufeng deduced, they would absolutely not stand by idly and not lend a hand to Li Lufeng at a time like this.
After all, they were all disciples from the Dao Institute!