Oracle Mountain seemed exceptionally bustling on this day.
After all of his senior brothers and sisters arrived here, other figures had rushed over successively, and they addressed Chen Xi as Martial Ancestral Uncle, Martial Uncle, or Little Junior Brother.
Obviously, they were disciples from the Third Founding Ancestor, Wen Daozhen’s, line.
Chen Xi had originally thought that since unrest had swept through the Ancient God Domain, then Oracle Mountain would be unable to avoid being swept into it, and the senior brothers and sisters in the sect would have mostly been dispatched into the outside world. Never had he expected that he would actually encounter such a bustling scene upon returning.
What’s going on?
Chen Xi was slightly bewildered in his heart. The detail that was most noticeable to him was that Wu Xuechan and Tang Xian weren’t amongst the group.
Where… have they gone?
It was always easy for time to fly when it was filled with fun and excitement. After they confirmed that Chen Xi had really returned safely to the sect, it wasn’t long before all the disciples of Oracle Mountain dispersed successively.
Li Yang led Chen Xi towards a hall on the peak of the mountain.
“Where’s Eldest Senior Brother?” Chen Xi couldn’t help but ask this question as they walked.
“They are acting against the Sovereign Sect.” Li Yang spoke casually. “I presume you found out on the way back here that the entire Ancient God Domain is covered in unrest and chaos, and because this calamity has spread so far and wide, even our Oracle Mountain is unable to avoid being swept into it.”
She paused for a moment and continued. “Under such circumstances, Eldest Senior Brother and Senior Brother Tang Xian were summoned over by Founding Ancestors Di Shun and Wen Daozhen a few years ago, and they’ve started to fight against the Sovereign Sect’s schemes.”
Chen Xi frowned and said, “Why exactly has all of this happened?”
Li Yang stopped moving. She gazed up into the sky with her hands behind her back, and she said after a short while passed. “The chaos this time wasn’t man-made. It was the Heaven Dao!”
“The Heaven Dao?” Chen Xi was shocked.
“Yes, exactly.” Li Yang’s clear and pretty face was suffused with a wisp of a solemn expression. “A few years ago, the energy of the Heaven Dao throughout the Ancient God Domain underwent a shocking change, and it ceased to be as calm as it was before this. It was even to the extent that it carried a trace of a violent aura and would occasionally send down some terrifying calamities.
“In a short period of a few years, at least a few tens of thousands of cultivators unexpectedly suffered the wrath of the heavens as they broke through and perished on the spot. Moreover, calamities have even erupted through hundreds of universes all over the Ancient God Domain, and they were completely obliterated.
“This is a shocking change in the situation that has never happened in the past!”
When she spoke up to here, Li Yang’s starry eyes were suffused with a trace of curiosity. “Founding Ancestors Di Shun and Wen Daozhen personally deduced this unexpected change, and they finally confirmed a single thing.”
Chen Xi couldn’t refrain from asking. “What?”
“The most mysterious calamity throughout the history of the Ancient God Domain is about to fully erupt!” Li Yang spoke word by word, and her voice carried a wisp of heaviness.
Calamity? The most mysterious calamity? Fully erupt? Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel slightly surprised and bewildered. “What exactly caused this calamity?”
“I don’t know.” Li Yang shook her head. “The Ancient God Domain was still completely calm a few years ago, but it’s covered in calamity now. It’s truly puzzling.”
When he heard this, Chen Xi suddenly thought of the guesses he had at the Grand Heaven Mine. He recalled the enmity between Origin Heaven and Godsbane Heaven, and he thought of the Core of Origin World within him….
Could all of this really be related to my entrance into the Origin World?
Chen Xi was stunned, and he was actually momentarily dazed.
“Little Junior Brother?” Li Yang couldn’t help but glance at him with wonder when he didn’t speak for a long time.
“Oh, I’m fine.” Chen Xi suddenly returned to his senses from the complicated thoughts in his mind.
“It’s just an unexpected change in the world. You don’t have to care too much about it.” Li Yang smiled warmly and said, “But, the Sovereign Sect has relied on this chaos to cause trouble, and it has even stretched its hands towards our Oracle Mountain, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, the Dao Institute, and the other powers. However, we have Founding Ancestors Di Shun and Wen Daozhen, so our Oracle Mountain won’t be affected by this chaos in the short term.”
“But what about in the future?” Chen Xi couldn’t restrain himself from saying. “The Sovereign Sect is a dog that stands outside the Heaven Dao’s door. Now that an unexpected change has occurred in the Heaven Dao, then it would definitely be extremely helpful and beneficial to everything the Sovereign Sect does. If this chaos is allowed to continue, then the consequences would be unimaginable.”
Li Yang was stunned. She stared at Chen Xi for a long time before she sighed with a smile on her face. “Little Junior Brother, you really have changed. You never gave such things any consideration in the past.”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but chuckle while emotions swelled in his heart. All those years ago, he didn’t know anything about the Heaven Dao or an unexpected change in it.
Yet now, he was an Eighth Star Region Lord. He’d entered the Door of the Last Days, travelled to the Primal Chaos Origin, and explored the Origin World. It was exactly because he’d experienced too much that the height from which he looked at things had changed.
“Little Junior Brother, I can only tell you that no one knows when this calamity will come to an end. If it continued, then even our Oracle Mountain… might be in danger of being annihilated.” Li Yang took a deep breath, and then she had a rare complicated expression on her face as she muttered. “All living beings are like ants beneath the Heaven Dao. How slight is our hope to stop all of this!”
When he heard that it was very likely for Oracle Mountain to be annihilated by this calamity, it felt like a sledgehammer had smashed heavily against his heart, and Chen Xi felt unspeakably bad.
He remained silent for a long time before he said, “Don’t worry Senior Sister, I guarantee that Oracle Mountain won’t be annihilated!”
His voice was calm yet carried a strand of firmness.
“You guarantee it?” Li Yang chuckled. Even if she knew that Chen Xi was consoling her, she enjoyed it quite a bit and smiled. “Little Junior Brother, I heard about what happened at the Primal Chaos Origin from Eldest Senior Brother. Now that you’ve returned safely, then concentrate on cultivating and prepare in advance to participate in the Battle of Dao Protectors.”
She paused for a moment and continued. “As for the storm in the outside world. You don’t have to pay any attention to it so long as our Oracle Mountain is still standing.”
Chen Xi frowned and said, “Could it be that the Battle of Dao Protectors is even more important than maintaining the safety of the sect? Senior Sister, I’m an Eighth Star Region Lord now, and I’m entirely capable of sharing the sect’s burden.”
Li Yang stood on tiptoes and patted Chen Xi on the shoulder while she smiled. “Alright, I admit that your cultivation is formidable, alright? It’s even much higher than my own. It’s truly extraordinary. However, you aren’t a Daolord right now, and only those who are at the Daolord Realm will have the ability to fight when our Oracle Mountain truly faces danger.”
“But….” Chen Xi frowned. However, Li Yang interrupted him before he could even finish speaking. “This is a decision made jointly by Founding Ancestor Di Shun, Founding Ancestor Wen Daozhen, Eldest Senior Brother, and Senior Brother Tang Xian. Little Junior Brother, do you think that they made a wrong decision?”
Chen Xi hurriedly shook his head.
“Actually, you should be very well aware that since they want you to cultivate in peace and prepare for the Battle of Dao Protectors, then they definitely think that it’s more important than everything else.” Li Yang analyzed on Chen Xi’s behalf in a serious manner. “So, Little Junior Brother, the most important thing for you to do right now is to place your attention on cultivating.”
Chen Xi pondered deeply for a long time before he laughed bitterly and helplessly without end.
As they conversed with each other, they’d arrived at an ancient hall at the peak of the mountain. Li Yang stopped upon arriving here, and she said, “Little Junior Brother, this is where you’ll cultivate from today onward. Unless there’s something important, no one will disturb you here.”
Chen Xi nodded. What else could he say under such circumstances? He could only accept all of these arrangements that were made for him.
Li Yang suddenly stretched out her hands and embraced Chen Xi, and then she said in a gentle voice, “Little Junior Brother, you don’t have to feel conflicted by this matter. When our Oracle Mountain truly encounters danger in the future, I hope that you’ll be the one who turns the situation around!”
As her delicate and slender figure pressed onto his body, a strand of faint and refreshing fragrance entered through his nose and entered his heart. At this moment, all the distracting thoughts in Chen Xi’s mind had been dispersed, and his mind had become calm and unprecedentedly firm.
He didn’t speak, and he just soundlessly muttered in his heart. I definitely will….
A short while later, Li Yang removed her arms from him, and then she raised her head to stare at his handsome and firm face as she smiled. “Go on. Many people are waiting for you in the hall.”
Chen Xi was immediately stunned. Could it be Ye Yan, Senior White, and A’Liang?
Right at the instant he was stunned, Li Yang had left without making a sound, and a strand of her faint fragrance still remained drifting through the air before gradually fading away.
The door to the ancient hall was pushed open. Sure enough, Chen Xi saw Ye Yan, Senior White, and A’Liang waiting there once he stepped foot into it.
However, there was another figure in the hall that he’d never expected, and a wisp of pleasant surprise surged from his heart when he saw her.
That woman wore a black dress, had long and slender snow white neck, and dense jet black hair that was coiled into a bun behind her head and kept in place by a wooden hairpin. The way her hair was styled caused her gorgeous, otherworldly, tranquil, and pure face to be completely revealed.
She sat there casually and naturally like a cloud, and her entire body emanated a tranquil aura that was very comforting to others.
When the door was opened and Chen Xi’s tall figure appeared within the hall, she couldn’t help but raise her head, and then her eyes that were bright as moons couldn’t help but glow as she stood up swiftly.
“Liuqing… you’re awake?” Chen Xi spoke with pleasant surprise as he strode over, and then he gazed at this woman who he’d been thinking about and worried about for many years and sized her up.
She was naturally Zhen Liuqing.
After she fell unconscious from the Divine Black Lich Venom, she was like a living corpse that couldn’t wake up for a long time, and it was only after experiencing numerous setbacks that Chen Xi was finally able to attain the ability to eliminate the Divine Black Lich Venom from amidst the inheritances within the Seal of the Shaman.
However, because he’d headed to the Primal Chaos Origin, he didn’t know when Zhen Liuqing would be able to awaken.
Now, when he saw her standing beautifully in front of him, how could he not feel excited and delighted.
“Yes.” Zhen Liuqing was pleasantly surprised as well, and a smile suffused the corners of her mouth. However, she was unable to endure being stared at by Chen Xi’s burning gaze, so she couldn’t help but lower her head and acknowledge it with a voice that was as soft as a mosquito.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but chuckle when he witnessed this.
“Hmph! What did your ancestor, I, say? That kid would definitely forget us once he lays eyes on a beauty. As they say, friends are forgotten in the face of love. What do all of you think?” Senior White muttered with extreme displeasure.
A’Liang instantly flew over and sat at the edge of the auricle in Chen Xi’s ear, and then she spoke in a clear and melodious voice. “Nonsense. Young Master would never do that.”
As for Ye Yan, she just shrugged and said, “Don’t ask me. I don’t want to get involved in this.”