Chapter 488 – Primeval City

The jade slip Ling Ze gave him only recorded a single thing.

For some unknown reason, Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing had gotten together with the disciple of a Prestigious Clan of the Ancient Kingdoms, and they were heading towards the Primeval City.

According to Chen Xi’s knowledge, besides the weak and ordinary Dynasties, there were seven first-rate Dynasties, three top Dynasties, and the disciples of Prestigious Clans of the Ancient Kingdoms that had entered the Primeval Battlefield this time.

Those that could be called Ancient Kingdoms had been obliterated in the boundless annals of time since long ago, and if one traced back its history, one could even trace if back to the absolute beginning of the world when the three dimensions had just been created, so its history was long to a shocking degree.

But during the primordial era of a million years ago, the numerous Ancient Kingdoms that had once been magnificent to the extreme had ceased to exist and were obliterated in the long river of time, and the Dynasties established after the Primordial Era couldn’t be called Ancient Kingdoms any longer.

So the name Ancient Kingdom was only suitable to be used in the time before the Primordial Era.

Even though the numerous Ancient Kingdoms had already been destroyed and ceased to exist, some of the ancient Prestigious Clans in these Ancient Kingdoms hadn’t vanished just like that, and they had instead miraculously lived on until now. Their history was so long and their hidden resources and reserves were so thick that the various Dynasties of this current age were far from being able to compare with them.

The disciple that came from these Prestigious Clans were called disciples of the Prestigious Clans from Ancient Kingdoms. It carried a trace of unique respect, and it was for the sake of differentiating them from the other Dynasties that existed now.

This piece of information indicated that Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing had gotten together with the disciple of a Prestigious Clan from the Ancient Kingdoms called the Luo River Kingdom’s Shang Clan.

This disciple was called Shang Kun, and according to the information provided by Ling Ze, it was specially indicated that this person was one of the peerless geniuses fostered by the Shang Clan. He’d smoothly overcome the tribulation and advanced into the Rebirth Realm as soon as he entered the Primeval Battlefield. Moreover, he’d broken through to the 5th tempering of the Rebirth Realm! His potential was so terrifying that it was absolutely shocking.

It was common knowledge that there were seven temperings in the Rebirth Realm, and every single tempering was a cycle of life. Every step forward would allow one’s strength to undergo a qualitative transformation.

These seven temperings were divided into the seven emotions of man — joy, anger, worry, longing, fear, sorrow, shock.

The seven emotions of man were attributed to the internal organs and soul. Joy was attributed to the heart, and it was fire. Anger was attributed to the liver, and it was wood. Worry was attributed to the lungs, and it was metal. Longing was attributed to the spleen, and it was earth. Fear was attributed to the kidney, and it was water. This was the mechanism of the internal organs, and when one cultivated to this point, the internal organs were like divine wheels that condensed the five elements and circulated with its profundities. It was the level of attaining the 5th tempering of the Rebirth Realm.

Sorrow instead caused the mind to become weak, and it was Yin.

Shock caused the soul to move, and it was Yang.

It was the soul that underwent transformations in these two levels, and they were respectively the 6th and the 7th tempering of the Rebirth Realm. Up to this point, the five elements were condensed, Yin and Yang were combined, causing the Rebirth Wheel to attain perfection.

Actually, the principle was extremely simple. A cultivator was cultivating the seven emotions when cultivating the seven temperings of Rebirth. Every single tempering was a cycle of life, and it was a transformation and advancement of the essence of one’s life.

For example, a mortal was trapped by the seven emotions, causing injuries and sickness to occur. When a traditional practitioner of medicine in the mortal world inspected a patient and spoke of internal injuries from the seven emotions, it was precisely talking about this.

Chen Xi’s cultivation after advancing to the Rebirth Realm was at the 1st tempering, and the Rebirth Wheel condensed within his Dantian was blazing with a crimson glow like the sun. It corresponded to the heart, it was fire, and the color of fire was crimson.

So it was very easy to distinguish which level of the Rebirth Realm an expert was at, as one only had to see the color of the glow emitted by the expert’s Rebirth Wheel.

For example, the Shang Clan’s Shang Kun’s cultivation had already attained the 5th tempering of the Rebirth Realm, so the color revealed by his Rebirth Wheel was blue that was vast like the ocean.

Moreover, it was obvious that Shang Kun’s cultivation had already attained the state of condensing and circulating the five elements, causing him to be absolutely be the strongest amongst all the experts Chen Xi had seen since entering the Primeval Battlefield.

Why have they gathered together with a disciple of a Prestigious Clan from the Ancient Kingdoms? What sort of place is the Primeval City? Chen Xi was clearly confused after looking through the jade slip.

As far as he was concerned, because of her relationship with him, Zhen Liuqing would surely not become friends with Qing Xiuyi, but both of them just happened to be together now, and it was obviously a very strange thing.

Chen Xi faintly felt that the reason both of them were together was surely related to Shang Kun.

“The Primeval City is situated at the center of the Primeval Battlefield, and only Rebirth Realm experts are capable of arriving there. Moreover, the final test in the Primeval Battlefield will begin there.” The nearby Ling Ze seemed to have noticed Chen Xi’s bewilderment, and he explained with a smile.

“Oh?” Chen Xi was stunned. In this way, wouldn’t it mean that Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing have already advanced to the Rebirth Realm? Looks like it isn’t just me who’s advancing with amazing speed, and the strengths of others are increasing swiftly as well.

“Brother Chen, is this piece of information useful to you?” asked Ling Ze.

Chen Xi nodded. “It’s very useful. Thank you, Brother Ling.”

Ling Ze smiled lightly, and then he seemed to have thought of something, causing him to hesitate for a moment before he said with a deep voice, “According to my knowledge, all the disciples of the Shang Clan are formidable figures. If you meet those companions of yours, it’s best that you advise them not to join Shang Kun’s group.” 

“What do you mean?” Chen Xi frowned and asked.

Ling Ze shrugged and smiled bitterly as he said, “Don’t take it so seriously, because I heard it from others as well. The inheritance of the Shang Clan is from the Devil Sect, and it’s from the most wicked Maiden Devil Sect. The cultivation techniques they cultivate specialize in using women as a sort of elixir. The greater the natural talent of the woman, the greater the woman’s effect was to their cultivation. Of course, I merely heard of this, and even I don’t dare confirm what the truth is.”

Even though he said this, it caused Chen Xi’s mood to instantly become heavy when he heard this. He had a strong premonition that Ling Ze’s words ought to be true.

For example, Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing were just like him, they were from the Darchu Dynasty and didn’t have the slightest relationship with the Prestigious Clans of Ancient Kingdoms, so how could they possibly willingly group together with Shang Kun?

Moreover, based on Chen Xi’s understanding, it was impossible for the two of them to be people that moved to please and flatter those that were powerful, let alone bring themselves down to follow the disciple of a Prestigious Clan of the Ancient Kingdoms.

So there was surely a reason. Was it abduction? Threats? Or was he really being over suspicious?

At this moment, Chen Xi wished for nothing more than to instantly arrive at Primeval City and see exactly what the situation was like.

After all, no matter if he admitted or not, Qing Xiuyi was the mother of his son, Chen An, after all, whereas Zhen Liuqing was similarly an intimate friend of his. They were entangled with each other, yet didn’t have a clear relationship, but Chen Xi was similarly unable to neglect her and stand idly by.

“Brother Chen, take a look and see if the jade slip that records the method of refining the Flame God Fan is fake.” The nearby Ling Ze spoke once more.

Chen Xi instantly came back to his senses, and he took a deep breath to restrain the trace of agitation in his heart before shaking his head. “There’s no need. Brother Ling, you can take her with you.”

The ‘she’ here was naturally referring to Bi Lingyun.

“Thank you. Since you let me off this time, I’ll consider it as owing you my life, and I’ll repay it to you in the future.” Bi Lingyun seemed to have heaved a long sigh of relief, and she squinted her gaze at Chen Xi as she spoke seriously.

Chen Xi waved his hand and said casually, “It’s fine so long as you don’t look for trouble with me in the future.”

Bi Lingyun’s beautiful brows frowned as she sensed Chen Xi’s impatience towards her, causing her to be unable to help but feel slightly irritated and embarrassed in her heart. I’ve already acted so humble and have even handed over the method to refine the Flame God Fan. Could it be that my sincerity is insufficient?

“Brother Chen, then I’ll be taking my leave first. We’ll surely meet again once you arrive at Primeval City. At that time, I’ll treat you to some drinks. Farewell.” Ling Ze hurriedly pulled Bi Lingyun over and bid his farewells to Chen Xi when he heard what Chen Xi said.

“Farewell.” Chen Xi cupped his fists as he sent them off with his gaze, but his mood was unable to cheer up, nor did he have the intention to pursue his enemies any longer, and he thought wholeheartedly about how to swiftly arrive at Primeval City.

The spectators in the distance that originally intended to watch the battle couldn’t help but feel a wave of disappointment when they saw the matter was dealt with in such a way, and most of them took the initiative to leave.

They hadn’t heard the discussion between Chen Xi and Ling Ze, and it was impossible for them to know that Bi Lingyun had given up the secret technique to refine an Immortal Artifact in exchange for her life, otherwise their eyes would surely go red with envy.

But everything that occurred today had already shocked them enough. Chen Xi swept through numerous experts, killing them to the point his enemies wet their pants in terror and fled in great disorder. Earlier, he even annihilated the Crown Princes of two first-rate Dynasties, and if they didn’t see it with their own two eyes, they wouldn’t believe Chen Xi had achieved such ferocious and splendid achievements in battle even if they were beaten to death.

“Chen Xi, why did you let that woman go? Could it be that you were unable to kill her because she was beautiful?” Meanwhile, Young Master Zhou walked over and spoke with a teasing expression.

“Don’t talk nonsense, can’t you see that Chen Xi doesn’t seem to be in a good mood!?” Huangfu Qingying’s beautiful eyes stared wide open as she glanced fiercely at Young Master Zhou, and then she looked at Chen Xi and asked. “Was it because that person from before threatened you?”

Chen Xi shook his head and said, “That person was Ling Yu’s older brother, Ling Ze. He’s an expert from the Dartang Dynasty, and he’s a rather nice person.”

“The Dartang Dynasty? That’s one of the three top Dynasties that’s equal to the Darkhan and Darjou Dynasty. That fatty Ling Yu actually has such a brother, it’s truly shocking.” Young Master Zhou spoke with surprise.

“So that’s how it is. No wonder you did that. Supposedly, these three top Dynasties maintain an intimate connection with some great powers in the Dark Reverie, so being on friendly terms with an expert of a top Dynasty is a good choice indeed.” Huangfu Qingying thought she understood Chen Xi’s thoughts and spoke with sudden understanding.

She didn’t know that the reason Chen Xi let Bi Lingyun off wasn’t because of Ling Ze but only because of a piece of information Ling Ze gave him was related to Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing.

Otherwise, no matter how great a figure Ling Ze was, or how precious the Flame God Fan was, Chen Xi didn’t intend to let Bi Lingyun off so easily. After all, this woman had once pursued him with the intention of killing him, and she’d truly acted too ruthlessly.

Due to having something weighing on his mind, Chen Xi didn’t explain any further and said, “Let’s go. Let’s leave this Isle of Fallen Treasures quickly and head to Primeval City.”

“Primeval City?” Huangfu Qingying and Young Master Zhou were stunned. Obviously, both of them had heard of the city that stood towering at the center of the Primeval Battlefield.

“Right, the Primeval City. The final test in the Primeval Battlefield will begin there in a few more months. We have to arrive there beforehand.” When he spoke up to here, Chen Xi couldn’t help but sigh as he said, “Not to mention, I just found out that Qing Xiuyi and Zhen Liuqing’s situation isn’t looking good. I’m worried something bad will happen to them, so it’s better that we rush over there as soon as possible.”

Huangfu Qingying and Young Master Zhou felt apprehensive in their hearts when they heard this, and both of them understood the seriousness of the matter, so they nodded right away.

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