A curtain formed by the energy of the Heaven Dao had descended upon Slaughter Highlands.
At this moment, the forces from both sides seemed to have stopped fighting simultaneously as if they possessed tacit understanding amongst each other, and the battlefield seemed rather quiet.
It was even to the extent that it was slightly difficult to get used to. After all, the war just now was extraordinarily vast. Shouts shook the sky while the sound of war drums rumbled like thunder. It was covered in unrest. So, when compared to the situation from just moments before, this sudden silence seemed quite strange.
Chen Xi even saw a participant from the Divine Dao Protector Clans who was about to chop off the head of a Sin Executioner with his saber. However, his hand instantly stiffened when the curtain of the energy of the Heaven Dao descended here. Moreover, it aggrieved him to the point he seemed visibly infuriated, but he could only withdraw his saber and leave.
Such a scene had practically occurred in every single area of the battlefield.
Regardless of whether it was the experts from the Divine Dao Protector Clans or the Dao Defiants, and even if the battle intent in their hearts surged and no matter how unwilling they felt, all of them had stopped simultaneously upon the descent of the curtain!
After that, the experts from both sides started to recede like a tide and moved backward.
Chen Xi couldn’t avoid feeling surprised by this scene, and he asked. “What would happen if they continued to fight?”
“They would be annihilated by the Order of the Heaven Dao here. No one has even survived.” Jin Yunsheng spoke swiftly.
“So that’s why.” Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed, and then he led Jin Yunsheng and the others towards the area where the Divine Dao Protector Clans resided.
Right at this moment, Chen Xi noticed that when he teleported here from Mist Forest, he’d actually appeared near the center of the army of Dao Defiants, and his charge forward was equivalent to moving towards the area where the Divine Dao Protector Clans resided.
“Heretic! I’ll definitely take your fucking life when the battle begins again!”
“You’re courting death! I remember your face. If you have the balls, then wait here during the next battle! I’ll take my own life if I don’t bash you up until you beg for your mother to save you!”
“Haha! What high-sounding sentiments.”
“Just you wait! Damnable bastards!”
Chen Xi frequently encountered Dao Defiants on his way. While both sides had killing intent on their faces and wished for nothing more than to kill each other, they could only curse each other. Because they didn’t dare attack rashly and could just brush by each other.
Chen Xi paid no attention to these curses and provocation, and he just continued moving forward. Not only had he not relaxed, he grew even more vigilant and cautious.
If it wasn’t because of the situation, Chen Xi wasn’t willing to return to the campsite of the Divine Dao Protector Clans just like this. But he had no choice now.
Because according to Jin Yunsheng’s explanation, any experts who tried to stay on the battlefield once the battle had come to an end would be punished by the Heaven Dao and annihilated on the spot.
Looks like I have no choice but to meet them. A wisp of coldness flashed through Chen Xi’s eyes, and his gaze became even deeper and calmer. Moreover, numerous figures appeared within his mind, and it included Shi Chuge, Tang Xiao’xiao, Suiren Kuanglan, Beiming Canghai, and Xia Ruoyuan.
After that, Chen Xi discarded all of those figures from his mind, and there were no further distracting thoughts in his mind.
Jin Yunsheng who was walking behind Chen Xi suddenly frowned, and he gazed at Chen Xi’s back with a puzzled expression. At this instant, he abruptly noticed that Chen Xi’s imposing aura seemed to have changed, and it had become unfathomable like a void.
It wasn’t long before an expanse of ancient buildings appeared in the distant horizon. It was an expanse of palaces that were of ancient build. Every single one of them was over 3km tall, and they were like numerous mountains that stood towering there.
The palaces were completely pitch black. Just looking at them from afar caused an aura of age to assault the face, and it felt like they’d been standing there since time immemorial and had experienced countless wars. So, they seemed extremely imposing and lofty.
That was the temporary campsite for the participants of the Divine Dao Protector Clans to rest at!
Waves of space fluctuation arose incessantly from all directions, and then the figures of countless experts appeared.
All of them were participants from the Divine Dao Protector Clans, and they flashed successively towards the palaces in the distance once they appeared here.
Chen Xi’s brows raised. “Why are they in such a hurry?”
“To occupy the palaces.” Jin Yunsheng spoke casually. “There is a total of 36 palaces there, and every single one of them has a Divine Pool of Chaos. They provide inconceivable benefits to anyone who cultivates or recuperates within them.”
As he finished speaking, Jin Yunsheng’s voice couldn’t help but reveal a wisp of yearning.
“Oh, is there any thing to pay attention to when occupying them?” Chen Xi seemed to be lost in thought.
“It’s very simple. The strong occupy the palaces. However, everyone is from the same side, so we usually don’t fight each other.” Jin Yunsheng spoke swiftly. “Thus everyone tacitly agreed that those with the higher battle merits would have priority to obtain a palace.”
“That’s not necessarily the case. For example, some participants from the low level clans possess an advantageous amount of battle merits, but how could they dare to fight for the palaces with those from the mid level and high level clans?” A black robed man by Jin Yunsheng’s side suddenly grunted coldly.
The black robed man was one of the participants that Chen Xi had saved, and he was Lie Zhan’nan from the low level Lie Clan.
Chen Xi had saved a total of 7 cultivators including Jin Yunsheng, and all of them were following behind Chen Xi as he headed to the campsite.
Lie Zhan’nan’s voice carried a strand of displeasure, but there was also helplessness. Indeed, even if it were in terms of occupying a spot in the campsite, those from the low level clans couldn’t compete with the participants from the mid level and high level clans.
Once they tried to fight for those palaces, they wouldn’t just be offending a single person but an entire clan!
“That isn’t entirely the case as well. There is a total of five high level clans, so they will definitely occupy a palace each. Besides that, the 16 mid level clans would occupy 16 more palaces. In that way, another 15 palaces would be left for the taking.” Jin Yunsheng hurriedly explained. He was very clearly aware that Chen Xi was from the mid level Chen Clan, so he was quite worried that Lie Zhan’nan’s words would infuriate Chen Xi.
But it was very obvious that his worried were unnecessary because Chen Xi didn’t react to it at all.
Chen Xi’s gaze was constantly observing the campsite that was gradually becoming clearer within his field of vision, and his expression was calm and indifferent. No one knew what he was thinking.
At this moment, many figures were gathered within the campsite. All of them had just returned from the battlefield, and their entire bodies were still covered in a dense aura of blood and killing intent.
Some were drinking wine, some were lying comfortably on the ground and stretching their limbs, some were roaring furiously, some were complaining about being unable to kill even more Dao Defiants just now, and so on and so forth.
However, the attention of countless gazes was drawn over when Chen Xi’s tall figure appeared far away in the distance.
Those gazes carried surprise, curiosity, and concealed killing intent. There were even some experts who didn’t conceal their thoughts at all, and there were savage smiles on their faces while they gazed at him as if he was prey that was coming right towards them.
Chen Xi seem as if he hadn’t noticed all of this and just walked forward.
However, Jin Yunsheng and the others couldn’t maintain their calm like that. All of their hearts constricted, and they felt hesitant when they noticed the subtle change in the atmosphere within the campsite.
If Chen Xi hadn’t saved their lives on the battlefield just now, then they would absolutely distance themselves from Chen Xi without the slightest hesitation.
“All of you don’t have to feel so troubled, and you don’t have to bring trouble to yourselves because of me. If you want to leave, then leave right now. Remember that I’m not threatening you or joking.” Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving, and then he spoke without even turning back.
These words made many of the heave sighs of relief, and they didn’t say anything as they hastily walked around Chen Xi and entered the campsite from a different side.
If it were anyone else who watched as the people he just saved left him like cowards, that person would definitely stamp his feet with rage. However, Chen Xi seemed very calm, and it was like he didn’t care at all.
In Chen Xi’s opinion, it was quite good if these fellows didn’t turn around and become his enemies instead, and he really couldn’t insist on anything else.
Jin Yunsheng had stayed behind, and Chen Xi couldn’t help but be stunned by this. “Why haven’t you left?”
Jin Yunsheng replied with a question. “What should I leave?”
Chen Xi turned around to glance at him before he said, “I hope you don’t regret your decision.”
Jin Yunsheng shrugged and said, “In any case, I can be considered to have died once. Since this life of mine was saved by you, then I naturally have to do something for you.”
Chen Xi didn’t speak further, and he just turned around and walked towards the campsite.
“Stop right there!” However, Chen Xi had just stepped foot into the campsite when a thin man suddenly obstructed his path. The man had a proud and cold expression on his face, his hands behind his back, and every single move he made revealed an oppressive aura that was arrogant and haughty.
“You’re Chen Xi? You aren’t welcome in this campsite. So, quickly get the fuck out of here so as to avoid causing me to be unable to restrain myself from killing you!” The thin man raised his chin and spoke indifferently.
This was a form of provocation and threat, and it was completely undisguised and seemed extremely overbearing.
Some of the participants in the vicinity couldn’t help but reveal teasing gazes and took pleasure in Chen Xi’s misfortune. They seemed to be watching the show.
All of these participants were the number one experts amongst the Ninth Star Region Lords of their clans, and all of them were overlords who could command great authority if they resided in the Ancient God Domain. Experts like these were naturally not idiots. On the contrary, every single one of them was extremely meticulous and scheming.
All of them weren’t able to figure out Chen Xi’s strength, so they’d decided to stand by idly and watch.
“He’s Ying Shankun from the mid level Ying Clan. He’s a proud, ruthless, and cold person.” Jin Yunsheng spoke to Chen Xi via voice transmission and told him of the thin man’s identity.
However, regardless of whether it was Ying Shankun’s provocation or Jin Yunsheng’s explanation, Chen Xi seemed as if he hadn’t heard it at all, and his footsteps maintained their unique rhythm as he moved forward.
Ying Shankun’s face sank when he saw that Chen Xi seemed to have disregarded him, and his brows knit together tightly. He wasn’t an idiot as well, and the only reason he’d stepped forward now was to probe Chen Xi’s reaction. If Chen Xi revealed even a trace of fear or weakness, then he would absolutely not hesitate to attack and kill Chen Xi. Conversely, if Chen Xi made an extremely domineering display, then he would look for a way out and temporarily avoid conflict with Chen Xi.
But he hadn’t expected that Chen Xi would remain calm, indifferent, and devoid of any emotions from the beginning until the end.
This allowed Ying Shankun to acutely notice that the situation seemed to be slightly bad.