Book 12 – Immortal Strife (ch1010-1540)
Chapter 1046 Evening Banquet In The Liang Clan
Just a moment earlier, it was an expanse of danger where every step was filled with killing intent.
Just a moment later, it had transformed into a bustling and clamorous street that flowed with streams of people and carriages.
This sort of huge contrast caused Chen Xi to be unable to avoid being dazed. But right after that, he suddenly started laughing as he felt the enormous rock that crushed down upon his heart had been removed, allowing his entire body to feel relaxed.
His expression caused the nearby passing people to look at him with a strange expression, and they seemed as if they were looking at an idiot.
Only Liang Bing faintly understood. Perhaps this moment was the most relaxed moment for Chen Xi since he’d entered into the Immortal Dimension, and his nerves didn’t have to be strained at all moments as he didn’t have to worry about being pursued or being wanted.
It was even to the extent that Liang Bing slightly didn’t dare imagine how Chen Xi who’d just ascended into the Immortal Dimension for less than a month and was merely around the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm was able to persist amidst a dangerous situation where his enemies were just waiting for an opportunity to capture him.
“Let’s go take a nice rest at my estate.” Liang Bing spoke with a voice that carried a trace of concern.
Chen Xi nodded. “Alright.”
Once he relaxed, then even with his formidable cultivation in the Dao Heart, he felt a wave of exhaustion, so resting for a while naturally couldn’t be any better.
Xuan Yun very sensibly bid his farewells and left with Wu Xun when he saw this. Before he left, he told Chen Xi repeatedly that Chen Xi must come see him in Four Divinity Academy so that they could have an exchange in the Dao of Talismans.
Chen Xi naturally smiled and agreed to this sort of warm and sincere invitation.
Xuan Yun nodded with satisfaction when he obtained Chen Xi’s agreement.
“Big Brother Chen Xi, my father asked me to hand this over to you. Please accept it.” Similarly, at the time before they left, Wu Xun handed over a palm size and crystalline command token to Chen Xi.
This was the Goldwave Immortal Pavilion’s Goldwave Token, and it represented the identity of a distinguished guest. One that held this token would be able to enjoy extremely great benefits when spending in any Goldwave Immortal Pavilion in the Immortal Dimension.
For example, even Wu Yuan only possessed a few of these command tokens, and its value was absolutely not something that could be measured in immortal stones. In other words, it was impossible to purchase one with immortal stones.
Simply speaking, unless it was one with a respected identity and status or a distinguished guest acknowledged by the Goldwave Immortal Pavilion, it was utterly impossible to possess this command token.
This obviously displayed how highly Wu Yuan thought of Chen Xi, and for the sake of creating some goodwill between his son and Chen Xi, he’d exhausted a great deal of effort.
Southbridge Continent. In terms of scale and territory, it was much vaster and more prosperous than Eastern Peace Continent, and this could be discerned from the amount of Saint Immortal Realm experts possessed by the two continents.
For example, Immortal Monarch Lin Hao was the only Saint Immortal Realm existence in Eastern Peace Continent.
On the other hand, there was no less than 10 Saint Immortals in Southbridge Continent!
Of course, these were only the known Saint Immortal Realm experts, and those formidable existences that lived in seclusion weren’t included amongst them.
But this was sufficient to display the disparity between the Southbridge Continent and Eastern Peace Continent.
Southbridge Continent possessed 9,900 cities, and Four Divinity City couldn’t be said to be the largest amongst them, yet it was fully deserving of the title of most famous.
Because within this city was the renowned Four Divinity Academy and four ancient Clans of the Dao of Talismans, the Liang, Luo, Gu, and Yin Clans, that had existed for countless years.
This was the flourishing and prosperous central area of the Southbridge Continent where sects stood like trees in a forest. Even though it was merely a city, it was much vaster than a small world in the Mortal Dimension.
The Liang Clan Estate.
Within a courtyard was a pavilion with a small bridge that had a stream of water flowing beneath it. It was filled with beautiful and exotic flowers, thick trees and tall bamboos, fluttering red-crowned cranes, and spirit monkeys that leaped about. The scenery was picturesque, and it seemed like an immortal paradise.
This was the resting place Liang Bing had arranged for Chen Xi. There was a Gold Radiance Immortal Vein beneath the courtyard, so cultivating here was much better than cultivating in an ordinary paradise of cultivation.
This allowed Chen Xi to understand exactly how deep the strength and reserves of the Liang Clan was within the Four Divinity City. Merely a courtyard used to entertain guests was built atop an immortal vein, and this wasn’t something an ordinary power was able to accomplish.
Chen Xi woke up from his deep sleep. Since he’d arrived at this courtyard, he’d fallen into deep sleep almost immediately. When he woke up at this moment, he felt his entire body was comfortable, calm, relaxed, and his spirits were refreshed.
This sort of situation felt like going to a quiet and otherworldly place to recuperate.
Safety probably shouldn’t be a problem in Southbridge Continent. Next, I have to start cultivating in meditation. I must enter Dao Emperor Academy within a year!
Chen Xi took a deep breath and started to contemplate his future path.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
After a short moment, he heard his room door being knocked. “Young Master Chen Xi, are you in? Teng Lan has come to pay a visit.”
“Senior Teng Lan?” Chen Xi awoke from his contemplation and stood up with surprise before opening the door. Sure enough, he saw Teng Lan who wore plain clothes and had a warm expression was smiling at him from outside the door.
Behind Teng Lan was a group of beautiful maidservants with elegant bearings, and some of them held basins of water while some held various clothes as they stood respectfully and reverently at the side.
“Young Master Chen Xi, please don’t call me senior anymore. Such a method of address is too much for me.” Teng Lan laughed heartily as he looked at the handsome young man before him, and he couldn’t help but reveal a wisp of emotion in his eyes.
How many years have passed? He has already arrived at the Immortal Dimension and attained the Heavenly Immortal Realm. Sure enough, he fully deserves to be a heir of the Oracle Mountain that ascended the peak of the Grand Deduction Tower. In the 4,900 continents in the Immortal Dimension, such natural talent is absolutely at the top.
“Alright, then I’ll call you Uncle Lan as well. Don’t call me Young Master as well, just use my name directly.” Chen Xi smiled. Teng Lan had helped him a great deal in the Talisman Dimension, so now that they were reunited, he was rather delighted in his heart as well.
“Alright, I’ll do as you say.” Even though Teng Lan agreed, his attitude towards Chen Xi had become even more respectful. This caused the nearby maidservants to be extremely surprised in their hearts. Even though they were maidservants, all of them had cultivations at the Heavenly Immortal Realm, so how could they be unable to discern that this Young Master Chen Xi was only at the Heavenly Immortal Realm in cultivation?
But Manager Teng Lan was actually so respectful towards such a young man, so they couldn’t help but be surprised. After all, even those young men that were ranked on the Continent Ascensio Rankings had never been taken seriously by Teng Lan.
Who’s this young man?
Could it be that he’s the son of a noble from the four great continents?
All the maidservants couldn’t help but be curious.
Teng Lan noticed this scene yet didn’t give any explanation, and he just instructed indifferently. “What’re all of you standing there for? Quickly help Young Master Chen Xi clean up and get dressed. All of you can’t bear the responsibility if you delay his participation of the Eldest Young Miss’s banquet.”
The maidservants felt apprehensive in their hearts and hurriedly entered in succession. Some of them helped Chen Xi wipe his face, some helped him comb his hair, while some even helped him change his clothes, and they chattered together pleasantly while being extremely attentive and satisfactory in their service.
Chen Xi was really unable to take this because he’d never enjoyed people attending to him so closely in his life. He was just about to refuse yet he saw Teng Lan roar with laughter while closing the door.
At this moment, Chen Xi didn’t even have the chance to refuse, and his figure instantly froze on the spot while he didn’t even know where to place his hands.
All the maidservants covered their mouths and giggled without end when they saw this.
Teng Lan’s eyes couldn’t help but light up when Chen Xi walked out of the room.
He wore light green embroidered clothes while his jet black and dense hair was bound behind his head to reveal a handsome and firm face, and his eyes were deep like two dazzling stars. Coupled with his handsome and tall figure, and his calm and extraordinary bearing, he naturally emanated a noble and lofty aura.
“Not bad, not bad.” Teng Lan nodded as he praised without end.
“Uncle Lan, why exactly am I dressed in this way?” asked Chen Xi.
“It’s naturally for the sake of participating in the banquet the Eldest Young Miss is holding.” Teng Lan said with a smile, “Come, many young geniuses and famous beauties from Four Divinity City will be coming tonight. The Eldest Young Miss especially instructed me to bring you over.”
Chen Xi’s brows knit together because he disliked this sort of occasion.
“Many experts that are ranked in the Ascensio Immortal Rankings will be arriving for the banquet tonight. The Eldest Young Miss wants you to broaden your horizons. Anyhow, there’s no harm in going.” Teng Lan seemed to have seen through Chen Xi’s thoughts and explained in a low voice.
Chen Xi pondered deeply for a moment before he nodded and said, “Then let’s go.”
The veil of night was deep while the bright moon hung high above in the sky. The central hall of the Liang Clan was brightly illuminated by lanterns while melodious music resounded in the ear, and it was filled with the sound of conversation and laughter.
When Chen Xi arrived under Teng Lan’s lead, the hall was already filled with guests and was extremely bustling.
Unlike the banquets Chen Xi had seen in the past, the situation in the hall seemed to be extremely free and relaxed. Row after row of tables were covered in white colored tablecloths while a variety of immortal wine, fruits, and various tasty refreshments were set out on the table.
The guests moved about the various areas of the hall, and they were either chatting idly in groups of two or three or sipping tea in a corner by themselves. The sound of a divine tune drifted out from the side of the hall while dancers danced lightly to the tune, and it drew a great deal of cheering.
“This is a type of banquet that comes from the Origin Dimension, and it’s one of the methods of holding a banquet that the Eldest Young Miss loves the most. Moreover, the young people of Four Divinity City are rather fond of it.” Teng Lan smiled as he explained from the side.
Chen Xi thought about Liang Bing’s unusual style of dressing and instantly came to an understanding.
But when he entered the hall, Chen Xi was stunned by the scene before his eyes. Waves of sharp cries from women resounded throughout the hall, and it was on the verge of overturning the room.
These people of the Immortal Dimension really reveal their true sentiments.
Chen Xi sighed with emotion in his heart.
At this moment, the hall was filled with layer after layer of guests. The men were handsome and the women pretty, and all of them wore gorgeous clothes. Presently, all of them had excited expressions while the men cheered loudly and the women flushed red, and their entire bodies were trembling while they let out sharp cries.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but look over at the source of this commotion.
At the center of the hall was an enormous combat arena. At this moment, a battle was being carried out on the arena. One party to the battle was a young man who wore blue clothes, had a rectangular face, and possessed dense brows and large eyes. His gaze was bright and brilliant as he looked around.
On the other side was a robust man that had golden hair, blue eyes, a dense and curly beard, and was an entire 6m tall. He held a bronze spear in his hand and a round bronze shield. Regardless of appearance or weapon, they were both unusual and rather strange.
The blue clothed young man obviously had the upper hand, and he easily dealt with all of his opponent’s attacks, causing the robust man to be angered to the point of revealing a savage expression while howling furiously without end. Moreover, the robust man was letting out a string of strange curses.
The guests were cheering for the blue clothed young man.