Chen Xi wasn’t surprised by the changes in Martial, and he was just slightly surprised by the imposing aura that Martial revealed at this moment!
Such an imposing aura was boundless, supreme, and filled with great dignity. It was like the imposing aura of an imperial king who rules over the rise and fall of generations.
At this instant, it allowed Chen Xi to practically instantly determine that Martial’s strength was probably no different to the Daolords of the Ancient God Domain!
In other words, Martial was a terrifying figure who could rival Daolords!
“Shaman was killed by me.” Even though Chen Xi was shocked in his heart, his expression didn’t change at all, and he said calmly, “As for the reason, do you think I would tell that to you?”
Martial glanced deeply at Chen Xi, and then he said, “That’s exactly the reason why I didn’t kill you immediately.”
Yes, he was able to discern that Chen Xi’s strength was far inferior to his own, but he was unable to figure out how Chen Xi had killed Shaman. So, he’d exercised forbearance until now and hadn’t made a move against Chen Xi.
Chen Xi said indifferently, “It’s only a matter of time. Your hesitation just now was very unwise.”
Martial smiled and said, “Looks like you’re determined to obtain the Seal of the Martial in my possession.”
Chen Xi nodded and didn’t deny it.
“Another madman that has disregarded life and death for the sake of the Ultimate Path.” Martial couldn’t help but shake his head and sigh when he heard Chen Xi.
“No, I just want to leave as soon as possible,” said Chen Xi in a calm tone.
“Leave? Where can you go once you leave this place? Since the instant that you stepped through the Door of the Last Days, the Calamity of the Last Days had started to descend onto the world in the era you belong to. Even if you’re really able to return successfully, all you’ll see in the end is an expanse of nothingness. Your friends, enemies, and everything you know would have been obliterated.” Martial stared at Chen Xi and spoke in a low voice. “This outcome will only make you feel even more pain, so isn’t it better to just stay behind?”
“Stay behind and pretend to live? If I’m going to live like how you are living right now, then it’s better to just die right now.” Chen Xi didn’t refute it. Because he was clearly aware that even if he said the Calamity of the Last Days would definitely not descend to the Ancient God Domain, Martial would absolutely not believe him.
Martial didn’t refute Chen Xi as well. He just gazed silently at Chen Xi, and he remained silent for a long time before he suddenly said, “I can frankly tell you that it isn’t just you. All the other Saviors including myself have desired to seize the Era Brand of the others at all times. However, up until now, no one has succeeded.”
“Do you know the reason?” Martial just continued speaking. “It’s very simple, the energy within the Era Brands are too enormous and unimaginable. It represents the civilization of an entire era and the unique inheritances of an era, so no one can fully refine, absorb, and fuse them together!”
When he spoke up to here, Martial glanced at Chen Xi and said, “You’re probably still not aware of it. Presently, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Saviors to arrive here in the Land of Catastrophe have been killed by the 1st Savior to arrive here, and he has seized the Era Brands in their possessions. Unfortunately, even then, the 1st Savior has still been unable to succeed. On the contrary, he’d almost suffered calamity and perished from trying to refine and absorb the Era Brands.”
Chen Xi’s heart shook. Shaman’s memories had allowed him to find out the origins of the seven Saviors in the Land of Catastrophe.
Dao was the 1st Savior, and he represented the civilization of the Dao. He possessed the unique seal of the 1st era.
Buddha was the 2nd Savior that represented the civilization of Buddha, and he possessed the unique seal of the 2nd era.
The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Saviors were respectively called Confucianist, Devil, Soul, and illusion. They represented completely different civilizations, and they each possessed their own completely different and unique seal.
Coupled with Martial who represented the 7th era, the Martial Civilization, and the deceased Shaman who represented the 8th civilization, the Shaman Civilization, they made up all the forces that were distributed throughout the Land of Catastrophe.
At this moment, when he heard that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Saviors had been killed by the 1st, Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel extremely shocked.
“Since Dao killed them, he still hasn’t been able to completely refine and absorb those Era Brands until now. If it wasn’t for that, Shaman and I would have already been killed by him….” Martial’s expression was indifferent. “All of this proves that no matter if it’s for the sake of the secrets of the Ultimate Path towards the Dao or for the sake of leaving this place, this path doesn’t work.”
Chen Xi fell silent for a short while before he said, “I still want to give it a try.”
Martial couldn’t help but reveal a wisp of disdain when he heard this, and then he said, “If I’m not wrong, you’ve been unable to refine and absorb the Seal of the Shaman that you obtained, right?”
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed, and he didn’t deny it. He would naturally not tell Martial that he wasn’t prepared to refine and absorb the Seal of the Shaman yet, and it wasn’t because he didn’t possess the ability to accomplish it.
Martial sighed. “Actually, I’m just like you. I tried to refine and absorb the Seal of the Illusion after I killed Illusion. Unfortunately, I was only able to refine and absorb a small portion of it after an entire era had passed, and I wasn’t able to progress further.”
Illusion was the Savior of the 6th era, and he represented the Illusion Civilization.
Chen Xi hadn’t expected that Martial had actually tried to accomplish this a long time ago, and Martial had even succeeded in killing Illusion!
Based on this, besides him and Martial, only the 1st Savior, Dao, remained in the entire Land of Catastrophe!
This had really exceeded Chen Xi’s expectations. He’d never imagined that the situation would actually be so much more brutal than he’d expected.
“It was precisely because I was aware that this path doesn’t work that I couldn’t be bothered to deal with Shaman again. Otherwise, do you think he could have survived until now with the strength he possessed?” A wisp of pride arose on the corners of Martial’s mouth, and he was confident and haughty as he glanced at Chen Xi. “Of course, it’s exactly the reason why I didn’t kill you immediately.”
At this moment, Chen Xi suddenly started laughing, and he said, “So, in this way, I’ll be able to immediately obtain all the Era Brands by kill you and Dao?”
Martial’s pupils suddenly constricted, and then he couldn’t help but laugh with ridicule. “You really do refuse to give up. If it was so easy, then how could we have been trapped here to bitterly endure the passage of time until now? Do you know how many years an era represents? Do you know how many methods we’ve tried during this practically boundless period of time?”
He suddenly sighed and said lightly, “After saying so much, I’m just slightly unwilling for someone I can converse with to die just like that. It was be too lonely for me if that were to happen….”
Chen Xi remained silent.
Right at this moment, Martial suddenly attacked. His palm was like a blade that covered the sky as it suddenly enveloped down towards Chen Xi.
This attack was so sudden and swift, and it was impossible to take precautions against!
No one could have imagined that an existence comparable to a Daolord like Martial would actually launch a surprise attack against Chen Xi who was merely a Third Star Region Lord?
Even Chen Xi hadn’t expected this!
Even if he was on guard against Martial at all times, only when Martial really attacked did Chen Xi realize how huge the gap between them was, and it caused him to be utterly unable to react in time.
Martial’s palm emanated a terrifying golden glow that was brilliant and divine, and it was branded with a strand of the unique Laws of the Martial Dao, causing this expanse of the heavens and the earth to seem as if it was confined while his palm itself seemed to be impossible to resist.
This was a strength comparable to the Daolord Realm. It trapped Chen Xi beneath it, and he wasn’t even able to exert the strength to struggle.
He was like an ant that had been grabbed and could only wait for death to arrive!
“There’s no need to be surprised. Your words from before reminded me that once I kill you, I only have to deal with Dao. At that time, I would at least have a 50% chance of attaining victory.” Martial stood proudly on the spot, and his expression was indifferent and cold while he gazed at Chen Xi as if he was looking at a dead person. “If I really have the chance to kill Dao, then I’ll be able to possess the Era Brands of all the era! At that time, even if I’m unable to completely refine and absorb them, it would still be a chance. Who knows what the outcome would be if I don’t give it a try?”
As he finished speaking, a wisp of a smile couldn’t help but arise on the corners of Martial’s mouth, and he seemed to rather look forward to that day.
However, to his surprise, even if Chen Xi was trapped by his attack, Chen Xi’s expression actually remained calm as before and hadn’t fluctuated at all.
He was too calm!
He simply didn’t seem like someone who was on the verge of death.
This caused a rare trace of insecurity to arise in Martial’s heart.
“Aren’t you afraid of death?” asked Martial in a cold voice.
“I am.” Chen Xi said calmly, “However, you can’t kill me.”
His voice was calm and composed, and it was like he was talking about an extremely ordinary trivial matter.
A wisp of killing intent couldn’t help but arise in Martial’s eyes when he noticed this, and he didn’t hesitate to exert strength with his fingers.
Terrifying golden Laws of the Martial Dao raged and seethed violently like lava as they enveloped Chen Xi’s entire body, causing him to beneath amidst them.
Martial finally relaxed when he saw this, and he muttered. “You were able to kill Shaman with just that little bit of ability? I truly wonder if that fellow, Shaman, went and gave his life away on his own accord….”
“He did give his life away, but he was much more careful and cautious than you.” Suddenly, a calm and indifferent voice resounded from within the golden Laws of the Martial Dao that were seething like lava.
Before Martial could even react, a strand of mysterious energy had appeared out of thin air and invaded his body. He was utterly unable to resist or defend against it at all.
In an instant, Martial’s expression changed drastically. However, he didn’t panic, and he stretched out his arm to annihilate Chen Xi instead.
Obviously, he felt that he could stop all of this if he killed Chen Xi.
“It’s too late!” Chen Xi’s figure walked out from amidst the golden Laws of the Martial Dao. With a flick of his sleeve, a strand of mysterious energy effused out and imprisoned Martial’s arm in midair.
In an instant, Martial’s entire body had suddenly started trembling violently. He seemed to be enduring extreme pain, and this scene was exactly similar to what Shaman had experienced on that day.
The only difference was that Chen Xi wasn’t conscious when Shaman had experienced what Martial was experiencing right now. But this time, Chen Xi wasn’t just conscious, he was even controlling all of this!
“Dammit! Exactly what energy is this? No! NO!!!” Martial’s face had warped as his howls shook the heavens. His voice was filled with boundless panic and terror while the imposing aura throughout his body was like a ball that had a hole pricked open on it. It was weakening at an inconceivable speed.
“Could it be that Samsara didn’t exist in the Martial Era that you were from?” Chen Xi stood in the distance as he watched coldly while all of this happened.
“Samsara? This is Samsara? Impossible! Even if it’s Samsara, it’s definitely unable to allow you to possess such terrifying might!” Martial’s expression had suddenly changed while a strand of terror that couldn’t be eliminated had appeared on his face. It was like he’d encountered the most terrifying thing in the world.
“What if the River Diagram is included?” Chen Xi’s voice was indifferent. However, it was no different than a thunderclap when it entered Martial’s ears. It shook his heart to the point his heart fell into chaos and completely collapsed.
“How could this be possible? How could the River Diagram be brought into the Door of the Last Days!? This isn’t real! It absolutely isn’t!!” Martial had gone mad. His face was savage and warped, and he was drowned in boundless terror.
His body had crashed to the ground before his voice could finish resounding, and then his skin split apart, his internal organs transformed into power, his blood changed into mist….
In merely an instant, this terrifying existence who was comparable to a Daolord had actually perished in front of Chen Xi!