Book 12 – Immortal Strife (ch1010-1540)
Chapter 1231 Taking Advantage
One day later, Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving, and an enormous azure blue star had appeared in his field of vision.
It was Damon Star. According to the label on the map, Damon Star was already situated at the central region of Nightmare Battlefield, and if one went deeper, one would arrive at the core region of Nightmare Battlefield.
I’ve finally arrived here…
Chen Xi’s entire body felt relaxed. He’d been constantly flying in the starry sky throughout this short period of a day, and he’d passed through almost a thousand stars and encountered countless dangers all along the way.
There were areas where the starry sky was suddenly severed.
There were areas where spatial tempests swept about.
Moreover, he’d even suffered a variety of surprise attacks that came from Xeno-race experts or strange monsters that resided in the starry sky, and Chen Xi didn’t recognize most of them.
It was even to the extent that he’d almost fallen into a blackhole while teleporting once, and it terrified him to the point he broke out in cold sweat. The blackhole was no joke because once one fell into it, then even a Saint Immortal would be powerless to struggle free from it and would be instantly swallowed and crushed into powder by it. Even one’s soul would be unable to escape.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to encounter a single Golden Immortal Realm Xeno-race expert all along the way…
Chen Xi checked his Violet Ribbon Starcrest and noticed that the number behind his Combat Exploits Record was still ‘9.’ In other words, if he wanted to attain the minimum requirements to pass the inner court exam, then he would at least need to annihilate another 91 Xeno-race experts at the Golden Immortal Realm.
I hope I’ll be able to encounter a good amount of them on Damon Star.
Chen Xi took a deep breath, and then he stopped hesitating and flashed towards the distant Damon Star.
However, before Chen Xi could approach Damon Star, a world shaking roar suddenly sounded out from Damon Star, and then an enormous beast shot into the sky.
Its limbs were like enormous pillars that could hold up the sky while its back was covered in a layer of inky green armor that seemed like rocks, and it had a head that seemed like a small hill. At this moment, there was actually a slender figure standing proudly atop it.
“This is a Dark Armored Divine Turtle. It possesses boundless physical strength, and it’s a variant beast in the Voidsky World. That figure standing on it is probably a member of Voidsky World.” The tiny cauldron guided him casually and said, “Watch out for that expert from Voidsky World. They’re skilled in the Grand Dao of Sound that kills imperceptibly, so you have to be vigilant against it.”
Chen Xi nodded in his heart. He’d already noticed that he’d been locked onto by the intent of the Xeno-race expert. Obviously, this Xeno-race expert had come with the intention of targeting him. However, he was just worried about having no Golden Immortal Realm Xeno-race expert to hunt and kill, yet one had actually come charging at him now, so he naturally wouldn’t let this Xeno-race expert go.
This member of Voidsky World had a handsome appearance and slender figure. He wore light gold colored luxurious clothes and had an appearance that was no different than an ordinary person. The only difference was that his skin was suffused with a faint silver glow, causing his bearing to seem rather divine and feminine.
“So, it’s a Fellow Daoist from the three dimensions. I’m Lan Ting from Voidsky World, I wonder if Fellow Daoist is interested in listening to a song of mine?” The Xeno-race expert from Voidsky World whistled over atop the Ink Armored Divine Turtle. He stopped 3km away from Chen Xi before his slender and fair palm flipped, and a 60cm long bamboo flute that was round, translucent, and verdant appeared on his palm.
This bamboo flute had a total of nine holes, and each one of these holes were scarlet red and beautiful like blood, and they were suffused with a shocking fluctuation of energy.
“I’m not interested.” Chen Xi refused without the slightest hesitation. As he spoke, he even withdrew Starclasp with a clang.
The Ink Armored Divine Turtle’s lantern sized eyes suddenly flashed with a ferocious light when it saw this, and then it let out a roar that sounded like muffled thunder.
“Fellow Daoist, why fight as soon as we met? Listen to a tune of mine and I’ll immediately move aside for Fellow Daoist to pass, alright?” The gold clothed young man who called himself Lan Ting smiled warmly before directly placing the bamboo flute by his lips. In the next moment, a strand of a refreshing tune of the flute that sounded like the sound of nature drifted into the surroundings.
Expanse after expanse of hazy rain of light actually drifted out from space while fresh flowers descended, and then the figures of faintly discernible and charming young women surged into appearance. Some played the zither, some played the flute, some were singing loudly with clear voices, and all of this perfectly fused with the tune of the flute in the young man’s hands. It emanated a peaceful, happy, and harmonic aura that penetrated the depths of one’s soul.
If this wasn’t the Nightmare Battlefield, then anyone who saw this scene would clap and exclaim with praise while enjoying it to the extreme because such a divine tune was indeed something that was extremely rare in the world of man.
But Chen Xi acutely noticed that along with the sound of this flute resounding, the grey haze, meteors, and clouds were obliterated without a sound and vanished into thin air. Even space itself was corroded by the shapeless force, and it revealed numerous shattered rifts and cracks.
The tune moved silently, yet its might was extremely shocking!
At practically the exact same time that the tune entered his ears, Chen Xi’s mind droned while the terrifying scenes of devils roaming about, ghosts and monsters howling, corpses that were piled into mountains, and blood covering the world appeared. This force was cold, gloomy, ghastly, and overbearing, and it ceaselessly charged and corroded his soul and Dao Heart. If it was anyone else, it would be utterly impossible for them to resist and avoid such an unforeseen event.
However, the Fuxi Divine Statue resided in Chen Xi’s sea of consciousness while the River Diagram fragments protected it as well, and his cultivation in the Dao Heart had even attained the Heart Soul realm. So even though this tune was terrifying, it was no different than an itch to Chen Xi.
He just looked calmly at the Xeno-race expert from the Voidsky World while silently listening to the tune, and he seemed as if he was utterly unaffected.
“Hmm?” Lan Ting noticed that something was off, and he frowned. The bamboo flute in his hand emanated a blue radiance that filled the sky while the tune became more and more lively, and it was like a gurgling mountain spring that resounded throughout the heavens and the earth.
At this moment, space exploded into pieces inch by inch while the meteors transformed into ash, and an area of 5,000km in the vicinity seemed as if it was torn apart by a shapeless hand and suffered terrifying destruction.
On the other hand, Chen Xi stood alone amidst this chaos, his clothes fluttered, yet nothing could harm him.
“Hmph!” Lan Ting’s handsome face flushed lightly when he saw this, and then he suddenly spat out a mouthful of Blood Essence that sprayed onto the bamboo flute in his hand. Thus, the tune of the flute suddenly changed and actually became powerful and forceful. It carried extreme force and formed into the illusory figures of numerous mighty titans that roared as they charged at Chen Xi.
“Is that all you’ve got?” A wisp of a piercingly cold smile couldn’t help but suffuse the corners of Chen Xi’s mouth when he saw this. In the next moment, he took a step in space before his figure vanished into thin air.
A moment later, a wisp of a dazzling and rippling strand of sword qi swept out, and it slashed through space as it swept over. Everywhere it passed, the illusory figures of titans were annihilated, and they were practically unable to resist that wisp of sword qi at all.
“How…how could this be possible?” Lan Ting was stunned. No matter how he wracked his brains, he was unable to figure out why Chen Xi wasn’t affected by the tune he played.
The Ink Armored Divine Turtle suddenly raised his enormous limb and slapped it down towards the sword qi Chen Xi executed. Unfortunately, it had underestimated how terrifying this strand of sword qi, and its limb was directly severed, causing inky green blood to spray throughout the surroundings. Moreover, its howls of pain filled the entire sky while its entire body swayed violently.
This scene instantly caused the infuriated Lan Ting to return to his senses, and his handsome appearance distorted, causing him to have an extremely hideous appeared. He’d finally realized that this native of the three dimensions before him was extraordinarily formidable, and it caused his Laws of Sound to be unable to bring forth even a shred of its might.
“Let’s go!” Without any hesitation at all, Lan Ting patted the head of the Ink Armored Divine Turtle, and then he turned around and teleported away.
Right at this moment, space suddenly started vibrating and droning around Lan Ting’s body, and it seemed as if the space in this expanse of the heavens and the earth had been controlled by someone at that instant, causing Lan Ting to actually be unable to teleport!
“This is…the Spatial Laws?” Lan Ting was astounded and extremely horrified.
Before he could recover from his shock, a wisp of sword qi silently flashed out from the space behind his neck, and then it slashed down and sliced off his head with a swish!
Blood shot out from his headless corpse and sprayed onto the entire Ink Armored Divine Turtle, causing this variant beast to let out an extremely furious howl while its eyes instantly became completely blood red while it stared fixedly at Chen Xi.
Its legs stomped on the ground while its entire body blazed with surging blue flames, and its imposing aura instantly became extremely violent as it charged abruptly at Chen Xi.
I never expected that this beast would be so loyal. Alright, then I’ll let you die in a more direct manner.
Chen Xi was just about to slaughter this Ink Armored Divine Turtle with a single strike when an ear piercing hissing sound resounded, and then a strand of flowing light suddenly shot out explosively from Damon Star that was behind it.
After that, an enormous bang rumbled through space before more than half of the enormous Ink Armored Divine Turtle’s body was blasted apart by this strike. It didn’t even have the time to let out a shrill howl before it was dead!
Chen Xi’s face instantly sank when he saw this, and his gaze swept towards the distant Damon Star.
A thin and tall figure stood extremely far in the distance. He had a gloomy bearing and vicious expression. Shockingly, it was Zuoqiu Jun who was ranked at the 2
position on the Allheaven Golden Rankings.
At this moment, there was a large and ancient bow in his hand, and that strike from before was obviously executed by him.
Moreover, there were a few figures standing by Zuoqiu Jun’s side, and all of them were disciples of the Zuoqiu Clan that were ranked in the top fifty of the Allheaven Golden Rankings.
“Haha. Sorry, I thought that beast didn’t belong to anyone. See you later, Chen Xi. I hope I’ll have the chance to see you again.” At this moment, Zuoqiu Jun looked at Chen Xi as well, and he feigned surprise as he roared with laughter, and then he waved his hand and led the others to turn around before instantly vanishing without a trace.
Chen Xi didn’t chase them because it was pointless.
According to the rules of the inner court exam, students fighting each other was prohibited. Even though one could kill another without anyone knowing, once a shred of news about it was exposed, then the consequences were absolutely not something Chen Xi was able to bear.
It was precisely because he was clearly aware of this that Chen Xi’s expression was slightly gloomy. This Ink Armored Divine Turtle was an existence at the Golden Immortal Realm at any rate, and it would be equivalent to killing a Xeno-race expert at the Golden Immortal Realm once he killed it. Yet never had he expected that Zuoqiu Jun would actually take advantage of the situation, and this caused Chen Xi to feel rather infuriated in his heart.
Seizing the prey of others? This method isn’t bad as well…
Chen Xi took a deep breath before his expression returned to normal, and he’d decided in his heart that he would find a chance to follow Zuoqiu Jun and the others from nearby. So long as they were hunting Golden Immortal Realm Xeno-race experts for the exam, he would seize the opportunity to snatch their prey away!
After that, Chen Xi suddenly realized something, and his sharp and slanted brows raised as he said, “Senior, these fellows have actually made an appearance on Damon Star as well. They wouldn’t have come as well for the sake of the fortune you spoke of, right?”