Book 12 – Immortal Strife (ch1010-1540)
Chapter 1132 Making Every Second Count
At the same time that Chen Xi utilized the Minor Thunderclap Devilbreak Slaughter Formation to kill over a hundred Cosmos Beasts, violent battles were going on throughout the Bloodlands.
Zhen Lu who wore a moon yellow colored monk robes, had a golden lotus pattern on his forehead, and possessed an extraordinary and tranquil bearing sat cross-legged within an expanse of surging baleful mist.
His expression was solemn as he chanted Buddhist scriptures, and his entire body emanated boundless light that illuminated the heavens and the earth.
There were around twenty Buddhist disciples that stood silently in Zhen Lu’s surroundings. They held wooden clappers, prayer beads, green lanterns, scriptures, books, shippeis, bells… All of them were suffused with the glow of the Buddha, and they revealed compassionate expressions.
At this moment, flowers fell from the sky while golden lotuses surged up from the ground, and the entire world was boundlessly illuminated by the golden glow of the Buddha. It illuminated the heavens and the earth, and it dispelled the dark baleful mist in 5,000km in the surroundings.
Within the air, only the grand forces of tranquility, peacefulness, and order were spreading.
On this day, the Baleful Mist Mountains at the northwest area of the Bloodlands were purified by the glow of the Buddha. The thousand plus Xeno-race experts and seven lord level experts that resided here were crushed by the boundless glow of the Buddha!
Zhen Lu and all the other top disciples of the Buddha Dimension obtained six hundred Starpoints each.
At Splitstream Icefield, snow that was piercingly cold like blades raged throughout the heavens and earth, and it drowned the world and transformed it into a world of ice.
Amidst this adverse weather that was capable of instantly freezing a Heavenly Immortal Realm expert to death, a mighty figure was walking over. Every single step the figure took erupted with the rumbling of thunder.
It was the Ji Clan’s Ji Xuanbing. He wore loose garments with a girdle, and he possessed a tall and imposing figure and broad shoulders. Even the raging snow in the ice field were unable to cover up the lofty and noble aura of supremacy he emanated.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
He had his hands behind his back as he looked towards the distance while walking forward with large strides. He remained indifferent towards everything in the surroundings, yet everywhere he passed, the Cosmos Beasts’ figure exploded open before they transformed into powder. They were like pieces of paper that didn’t have the slightest ability to resist.
“How many?” Ji Xuanbing only turned around after he walked to the end of Splitstream Icefield, and he asked indifferently.
“537,” answered the expert of the Ji Clan’s younger generation that followed behind him.
“That’s not enough!” Ji Xuanbing frowned. “Continue!”
On an plain that was covered in bones, a true phoenix that possessed gorgeous wings, a noble appearance, and suffused with a supreme aura fluttered about in midair. The cries of the phoenix shook the nine heavens!
Strands of translucent True Phoenix Blaze drifted down like a heavy downpour, and it completely enveloped the plain. The flames were like a roiling ocean that covered the sky, blotted out the sun, and burned the heavens.
When looked at from afar, the plain covered in bones that went on for practically a few tens of thousands of kilometers was filled by boundless flames. It was like a kingdom of flames, whereas, the true phoenix was the emperor of flames that looked down upon the world!
On this day, Zhao Mengli lead the disciples of the Phoenix Clan to annihilate the eight hundred Skeleton Beasts and the six lords of ‘Skeleton Plain,’ and they each obtained five hundred Starpoints.
In the numerous areas within the Bloodlands, countless experts were fighting bravely, and they made every second count as they earned Starpoints.
Amidst the raging flames of war, the experts that revealed the most outstanding display were naturally the disciples from the seven great ancient clans, the Buddha Dimension, Dragon Dimension, Phoenix Clan, and other top powers.
It wasn’t that the dangers in the Bloodlands were too weak, and it was instead because they were fighting in a group and possessed a great deal of information about the situation within the Bloodlands, so they naturally swept through everything before them.
On the other hand, the other disciples participating in the test were mostly in dangerous situations. They were frequently hunted by Cosmos Beasts, captured by Xeno-race experts, or suffered sneak attacks from other participants of the test…
Even if it was those disciples that still hadn’t been eliminated from the test, the amount of Starpoints they’d earned couldn’t compare with those disciples from top powers at all.
Under such circumstances, Chen Xi’s act of annihilating over a hundred Cosmos Beasts in one go to obtain 517 Starpoints didn’t draw any attention.
It was even to the extent that his ranking on the floating wall of light in the outside world had dropped by a few positions instead, and he was ranked at the 15
This obviously showed how cruel the competition in the second round of the test was.
It wasn’t just a battle with the Cosmos Beasts and Xeno-race, they even had to be vigilant against suffering sneak attacks from the other participants of the test. Not only did they have to fight amidst the adverse environment of the Bloodlands, they even had to make every second count as they earned Starpoints…
All in all, this was a test without any order, and this caused it to seem brutal!
Most importantly, this was merely the beginning of the test, and along with the passage of time, the situation within the Bloodlands would only become more and more dangerous!
After he cleaned up the battlefield, Chen Xi obtained a small mountain worth of various immortal materials. But they were mostly mid-stage immortal materials, and they couldn’t even compare in value to the immortal materials within Moqi Long’s storage pouch.
Moreover, he noticed that the wealth in the possession of these Cosmos Beasts was few indeed. Besides a few Immortal Artifacts and the immortal materials that they’d gathered, there was nothing else to plunder from these Cosmos Beasts.
However, Chen Xi was already very satisfied. He wasn’t gathering immortal materials because he coveted wealth, and it was instead for the sake of refining grand formations, so that he could repeat the same method to hunt his prey.
In this way, he would be meeting the enemy in his own territory, and he would be able to earn shocking amounts of Starpoints. Most importantly, he didn’t have to worry about any danger.
The only troublesome thing was how he should draw the beasts over to enter his trap.
The hunt from before had succeeded because he possessed Wei Na’s help. However, this method couldn’t be used again because over ten Cosmos Beasts had fled earlier. Now, they’d probably spread the news out long ago.
If I really can’t succeed, then I can only go to a different place…
Chen Xi pondered deeply before he glanced at the Minor Thunderclap Devilbreak Slaughter Formation. This grand formation had merely emanated half of its might during the slaughter earlier.
In other words, so long as he repaired it once more, it could be reused. However, out of consideration for the situation he was in at this moment, it couldn’t be utilized again within Bloodspirit Swamp.
The reason was extremely simple. The Cosmos Beasts within Bloodspirit Swamp had almost been completely annihilated by Chen Xi, so he would be utterly unable to earn any more Starpoints if he continued waiting here.
A wave of world shaking footsteps suddenly sounded out from the distance, and it faintly carried the fierce roars of numerous beasts as it approached with a rather vast impetus.
Chen Xi’s brows raised.
What’s going on?
“Shhh…shit. Lord Nine Spirits is charging over with all his subordinates!” Wei Na’s entire rabbit body trembled, and her eyes revealed terror.
Only now did Chen Xi recall that Wei Na was able to understand what those Cosmos Beasts were saying!
“How many are there?” Chen Xi was delighted in his head as he asked. He was just worried about whether he should move to another area to hunt Cosmos Beasts, yet he never expected that these Cosmos Beasts would actually come to him!
“Around two hundred. No, wait! These are only the subordinates of Lord Nine Spirits, and there are also the subordinates of other lords. My god! Could it be that all the lords of the southeast area have moved out?” Wei Na listened attentively to the fierce howls in the distance while she spoke with a stutter. The terror in her voice grew thicker and thicker while her entire body shivered violently without end.
The pleasant surprise within Chen Xi’s heart reduced greatly when he heard this, and his eyes narrowed slightly and focused towards the distance.
This situation is slightly unusual. How could they possibly deploy such a vast array of forces to deal with just me alone?
Could it be that they have other objectives?
Chen Xi’s brows knit together as he discarded all the distracting thoughts in his head. He knew that he couldn’t waste any more time. If he wasn’t wrong, then the vast army of Cosmos beasts would arrive here in ten minutes.
At this moment, the important matter at hand was to first repair the Minor Thunderclap Devilbreak Formation!
“They…they…they’ve suddenly stopped. They seem to be waiting for the arrival of a great figure…” Wei Na spoke once more, and she was anxious, terrified, and uneasy.
“A great figure?” Chen Xi who was just about to get to work frowned, and he said swiftly, “Are you able to discern who it is?”
Wei Na took a few deep breaths repeatedly before perking up her ears, and she listed with focus for a short moment before she cried out involuntarily, “Whitetail, it’s Whitetail King! No wonder so many lords moved out, it was Whitetail King that gave the order!”
Chen Xi was aware that Whitetail King was an extremely formidable Cosmos Beast within the southeast area of the Bloodlands, and his strength was comparable to existences in the top ten positions of the Ascensio Immortal Rankings. Moreover, Whitetail King possessed a few thousands of Cosmos Beasts under his command and rules over the area.
“Are you able to find out their objective?” Chen Xi had an even deeper feeling that this scene before his eyes was too strange.
“They seem to intend to capture a native of the three dimensions called Chen Xi. It seems to not be related to us.” Wei Na replied very quickly this time, and she seemed to heave a sigh of relief as she spoke because she didn’t know that the young man before her eyes was called Chen Xi…
Chen Xi’s gaze suddenly flashed with a wisp of a piercingly cold sheen when he heard this.
They actually know my name. Obviously, someone told it to them!
Is it the Zuoqiu Clan?
They actually didn’t hesitate to take the risk of violating the taboo of the three dimensions and cooperating with Cosmos Beasts just to kill me!
Chen Xi took a deep breath as boiling killing intent surged from his heart. He originally intended to lie low temporarily if he was unable to go against the entire force of the Zuoqiu Clan before taking them out once by one.
But now, he wasn’t willing to avoid them anymore, and he intended to play with them!
Without the slightest hesitation, Chen Xi started to repair the Minor Thunderclap Devilbreak Slaughter Formation, and he swiftly asked Wei Na as he repaired it, “In the tests of the past, would you Cosmos Beasts cooperate with us disciples that’re participating in the test?”
Wei Na shook her head with wonder. “I don’t know.”
Chen Xi frowned and stopped asking any further questions while concentrating in the repair of the grand formation. Wei Na was at most a subordinate of Lord Nine Spirits, her status was too low, and she was obviously unable to come into contact with such secrets.
At the same time, another vast group of beasts flew over towards them in the distant sky above Bloodspirit Swamp.
They were around a thousand in number, and there was a bronze treasured carriage at the center of the group. Within the treasured carriage was a white haired old man with silver pupils and an irritable expression sitting cross-legged there.
This old man was shockingly the overlord in this southeast area of the Bloodlands — Whitetail King!
On the other hand, there was a man and woman standing at the side of the bronze treasured carriage, and it was Jiang Zhuliu and Yin Miaomiao!
A Cosmos Beast that seemed like an owl flew over and arrived before the bronze treasured carriage in a flash, and then it said, “My King, five lords and the subordinates under their command have gathered at Bloodspirit Swamp now, and they’re awaiting my King’s arrival!”