Chen Qiushui and Chen Xiaoyun were stunned. They looked along Chen Daoyuan’s gaze and saw Chen Xi had immediately looked for a secluded corner after leaving the combat arena, and he’d sat down cross-legged and started meditating there.
Since the beginning, he actually hadn’t paid any attention to everything that was going on in the outside world. It was even to the extent that he wasn’t interested at all in the battles that were occurring on the other three combat arenas.
So, besides feeling relieved, Chen Qiushui and Chen Xiaoyun couldn’t help but feel a wisp of rage. They felt that Chen Xi was being too arrogant, and he seemed to not take them seriously at all.
“Let’s go. Instead of sulking over it, why don’t we just crush him with true strength during the 2nd round?” Chen Daoyuan chuckled lightly before he directly headed towards one of the combat arenas. The battle there had ended, so as the last challenger, it was time for him to ascend the battlefield.
Chen Qiushui and Chen Xiaoyun couldn’t help but look at Chen Xi who sat cross-legged in the distance, yet they noticed he hadn’t moved at all. Moreover, his eyelids didn’t even raise up slightly when Chen Daoyuan ascended the arena!
The two of them couldn’t help but feel stunned by this scene. Could it be that this fellow really doesn’t take us seriously?
A wisp of rage that couldn’t be restrained surged into their hearts, and they inwardly decided that they would definitely teach Chen Xi an eternally unforgettable lesson during the 2nd round of the competition.
In next to no time, Chen Qiushui and Chen Xiaoyun ascended their respective combat arenas in succession, and a battle with their opponents began.
For a time, the attention of all the spectators had been moved away, and it converged onto Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun.
After all, they were overlord level existences amongst the Region Lords of the Chen Clan. They possessed peerless divine might and were true unparalleled geniuses.
Even if it was amongst all the Divine Dao Protector Clans, they could still be considered as outstanding and extraordinary.
Amongst the three of them, Chen Daoyuan was a Ninth Star Region Lord! His combat strength was the most terrifying, and he was said to be the undisputed number one Region Lord in the Chen Clan.
It was even to the extent that according to the evaluation of some seniors within the Chen Clan, unless something unexpected occurred, then Chen Daoyuan would surely be able to step foot into the Daolord Realm one day!
This clearly showed how formidable Chen Daoyuan was. If it was in the outside world, then such a figure could be considered an overlord, and no one besides existences at the Daolord Realm would possess the qualifications to go against him.
However, if it was amongst the entire Divine Dao Protector Clans, then some other formidable figures who were capable of rivalling Chen Daoyuan could still be found.
At the very least, it was possible amongst the intermediate level and the 5 high level clans of the Divine Dao Protector Clans.
This was the resources and reserves possessed by the Divine Dao Protector Clans, and it was unimaginably terrifying.
Besides Chen Daoyuan, both Chen Qiushui and Chen Xiaoyun possessed cultivations at the Eighth Start Region Lord Realm. Moreover, their natural talents were extremely outstanding and weren’t inferior to Chen Daoyuan’ However, because of fortuitous encounters and luck, their cultivations were slightly inferior to Chen Daoyuan.
But even then, their combat strengths at the Eighth Star Region Lord Realm was still sufficient for them to look down upon their peers in the Chen Clan. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been grouped together with Che Daoyuan and addressed as overlord level existences in the clan.
At this moment, Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun had entered the combat arena in succession, so how could it not draw the attention of everyone?
The commotion caused by this was even greater than when Chen Xi had fought just now. The surroundings were filled with cheers for the three of them, and extremely clamorous noise surged through the surroundings.
At this moment, it was like the shock Chen Xi made them feel had ceased to exist, and it was like they’d forgotten all about him.
Of course, it was merely a misconception.
Chen Xi was still on the altar. However, he was seated cross-legged and meditating, so he was naturally unable to draw any attention.
Chen Xi really was cultivating in meditation. It wasn’t even exaggerated to say that he was utterly unable to divide any attention to observe the events in the outside world.
Even though both of them had launched a single strike each during the last battle just now and determined the victory of the battle, defeating Chen Wenyu wasn’t the main point of the entire collision.
The main point was that his cultivation in the Sword Dao which had been stuck at the 4th level of the Sword Emperor Realm until now had actually showed faint signs of breakthrough!
This was the benefit that came from fighting an expert. The greater the pressure, the greater the potential it would unearth. Coupled with Chen Xi’s reserves that had attained an astounding degree, his accomplishments would be even more terrifying if he wasn’t restricted by his cultivation.
But even then, the pressure he experienced from Chen Wenyu had still imperceptibly stimulated Chen Xi’s potential, and it allowed him to clearly come into contact with the threshold of the 5th level of the Sword Emperor Realm!
Indeed, Chen Wenyu’s cultivation in the Sword Dao was slightly inferior to Chen Xi, but his cultivation was too formidable. It was an entire 3 levels above Chen Xi!
Under such circumstances, Chen Xi was merely able to rely on the advantage he obtained from refining and absorbing nine Region Quintessence to make up for the gap in their cultivations.
However, it was still slightly difficult to defeat Chen Wenyu with a single strike of the sword.
It was precisely under such pressure that Chen Xi’s potential had been stimulated, and it was exactly why the strike he executed was able to display such terrifying might that defeated Chen Wenyu in one go, causing him to suffer a heavy injury and admit defeat.
Of course, if they hadn’t made that agreement to decide the outcome with a single exchange, then perhaps Chen Xi wouldn’t have felt such pressure. In that way, he would naturally be unable to stimulate such potential within him as well.
At this moment, Chen Xi was utilizing this short period of time he had and was working hard to absorb the critical factor to break through which he’d captured during the battle just now.
Under such circumstances, he naturally didn’t have the mood to pay attention to the events in the surroundings at all.
“What’s Little Junior Brother doing?” Tang Xian was slightly puzzled.
Wu Xuechan said casually, “He’s cultivating in meditation.”
“I’m naturally aware that he’s cultivating in meditation. But what’s the point of doing that right now? Could it be that… he’s showing signs of breakthrough again?” Tang Xian was slightly uncertain.
“Perhaps.” Wu Xuechan was slightly unable to figure it out as well. “However, preparing a little more is never a bad thing.”
As the two of them conversed softly, the outcome of the battles on the arenas had been decided, and it caused wave after wave of cheers.
The outcome was naturally as expected, and it was Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun who’d won. Moreover, they’d won with extreme ease and hadn’t wasted any extra strength.
At this point, the 1st round had come to an end.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Chen Lingkong’s expression eased up greatly when he witnessed all of this, and he immediately waved his sleeve, causing an invisible force to sweep out.
In an instant, three out of the four combat arenas rumbled before they vanished, and only a single combat area remained.
A wave of restless movement swept through the crowd when they witnessed this scene. Everyone was clearly aware that since the 1st round had come to an end, then the curtains to the 2nd round would be drawn.
Obviously, they felt the greatest anticipation towards Chen Daoyuan and the others defeating Chen Xi!
Such loud commotion even alarmed Chen Xi who was cultivating in a meditative state, and he opened his eyes to look over there. He was very clearly aware that he couldn’t cultivate any longer, and he had no choice but to stand up.
“Chen Xi, Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun. Firstly, allow me to congratulate the four of you for entering the 2nd round.” Chen Lingkong had a dignified expression as he glanced at the four of them, and then he said in a deep voice, “However, all of you have to compete once more in order to become the true successor of the Chen Clan. Only the final victor will obtain such a supreme honor!”
When they heard this, Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun couldn’t help but reveal burning desire and anticipation.
In their opinion, defeating Chen Xi was merely something that had to be done on the way, and seizing the position of successor in the clan was the main event!
So long as they accomplished that, then… they could ascend to the position of Patriarch, control authority over the entire Chen Clan, and attain boundless glory!
On the other hand, all of this was simply no different than nonsense to Chen Xi. It wasn’t able to arouse even the slightest interest in him. If it wasn’t for the sake of rescuing his parents, he wouldn’t even be bothered to participate in this meaningless competition.
But no matter what, he had no choice but to participate in order to smoothly rescue his parents, and he even had to be the final victory.
“Now, allow me to announce the 2nd round’s rules.” Chen Lingkong instantly drew the attention of everyone.
The rules of the 1st round were already so unique, so what would the rules of the 2nd round be? Would it be back to back battles just like the 1st round?
However, if it was the same rules, then it would definitely be Chen Xi who would have to face successive challenges from Chen Daoyuan and the others. In that way, even though it would be safe and steady, it would still be extremely unfair. Moreover, it would probably cause Oracle Mountain to disagree strongly.
After all, not one of them was an ordinary figure, and every single one of them could crush Chen Xi.
Under such circumstances, setting such unfair rules couldn’t be justified at all.
So, many people had roughly determined that Chen Lingkong would probably not do that.
Reality was just as they’d expected. Chen Lingkong really hadn’t repeated the rules from the 1st round. However, the spectators still felt slight disbelief when he announced the rules for the 2nd round.
“The rules of the 2nd round are very simply. The four of you will carry out a battle royal, and only the last person standing will be the final victor!” These were the words that Chen Lingkong had spoken. While it seemed to be extremely fair, but so long as one thought about it carefully, it was clear how unfair this rule was for Chen Xi.
A battle royal?
It sounded nice, but was it any different than announcing that Chen Daoyuan, Chen Qiushui, and Chen Xiaoyun would join forces against Chen Xi?
In an instant, even Wu Xuechan and Tang Xian wondered if they’d heard him wrongly. Because they’d never seen someone who was so shameless!
As a dignified Daolord and the Supreme Elder of the Chen Clan, that fellow Chen Lingkong, actually had the guts to make a Ninth Star Region Lord and two Eighth Star Region Lords deal with a single Fourth Star Region Lord!?
In an instant, Wu Xuechan and Tang Xian’s expressions had turned cold while coldness arose in their eyes.
This wasn’t a problem of fairness anymore because Chen Lingkong was clearly making things difficult for them and playing them for fools on purpose!
He was simply going too far!