Book 12 – Immortal Strife (ch1010-1540)
Chapter 1054 Martial Emperor Domain
Not long after Chen Xi’s group left, the old man that looked after the Martial Soul Hall suddenly started chuckling while the disgruntled expression on his face was replaced with a wisp of complacency.
He strode slowly over to the table he sat at earlier before he took out a completely round and translucent piece of jade crystal. Light surged on its surface while row after row of names flowed by. Surprisingly, it was a floating wall of light that had been shrunk down countless times!
“The primeval Equipment Emperor constructed the floating walls of light, whereas the Martial Emperor distributed the Martial Soul Tokens of the wall. But how many people know that the Martial Soul Tokens came from the Equipment Emperor as well?
“Hmph! Don’t even dream of concealing it from me!”
The old man muttered with complacency. In the next moment, he’d shot his gaze onto the jade crystal in his hand. There was an extremely dazzling wisp of golden light that flickered on it, and it seemed as if it was on the verge of spilling out.
The old man’s eyes narrowed as he raised his hand to brush off the golden light, and then a row of words appeared before his eyes — Chen Xi, initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm. 239
on the Continental Ascensio Rankings of Southbridge Continent…
“Initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm? The 239
rank?” This row of words almost blinded the old man, and it shocked him to the point of leaping up from the chair he sat on. He walked up and down without end while his face was covered in shock.
“He’s merely at the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm. How could that be possible… How could that be possible…?” The old man was naturally aware that the young man from before was only at the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm, and the cause of his shock was the young man’s ranking on the Continental Ascensio Rankings was too astonishing.
Coupled with the strength of Chen Xi’s battle intent that he’d witnessed earlier; all of this caused the old man to be utterly moved.
“I never imagined that after so many years have passed, I actually encountered a good seedling…” It was unknown what the old man had recalled but in the next moment, he’d suddenly walked forward and closed the door to the Martial Soul Hall before he turned around and walked towards a wall at the southeast of the hall. He pressed down lightly onto the wall, and a door actually opened up in the wall.
The old man didn’t hesitate in the slightest to walk in with large strides.
This was a secret room, and there was only an ancient stone formation standing towering at the center of the room. It was like a sacrificial platform, and it was completely suffused with an ancient aura.
The old man walked forward and stared at the ancient stone formation for a long time before he gritted his teeth in the end, and then he muttered. “Looks like it’s impossible to change this problem with the greed that I have. Nevermind, I’ll let that bastard, Wang Daolu, benefit this time!”
As he spoke, he withdrew a storage pouch with a raise of his hand and patted it lightly, causing numerous immortal stones to pour out like a surging stream that entered into the ancient stone formation.
This process continued for an entire ten minutes. At the very least, he’d poured down no less than a hundred thousand immortal stones before a buzzing sound arose, and then the ancient stone formation suddenly emanated a fluctuation as if it had awoken from its slumber.
“I’ve paid such a fucking great price. At the very least, I have to gain ten times of benefit in return…” The old man couldn’t help but lick his lips while his eyes glowed, and he started to chuckle from some imaging some sort of happy scene.
Suddenly, the ancient stone platform trembled, and a voice actually sounded out from within. “Tie Qiuyu? Be frank if you have something to say. I’m in the middle of a class, so I’ll give you seven minutes.”
The voice was cold like metal, clanging, and heavy, and it revealed a force that struck straight at the heart.
“Hehe. My old friend, a good seedling has appeared over here. Do you want to hear about him?” The old man chuckled and spoke in an unhurried manner.
“Oh?” The other person replied in an extremely simple manner, and it was only a single word.
“But even you’re aware that I spent a hundred thousand immortal stones to contact you…”
The old man hadn’t finished speaking when he was interrupted. “Get to the point.”
“Alright. Alas, you still have such a terrible temper. You make it seem as if I owe you money.” The old man didn’t mind being interrupted repeatedly at all, and he still grinned and said, “I know that since that little girl, Ling Qingwu, was taken by Daoist Nun Jiang over a thousand years ago, you’ve always felt resentful and aren’t able to raise your head up high in front of Daoist Nun Jiang…”
“I’ll leaving right now if you continue with this nonsense!” The person interrupted the old man once more.
The old man’s face froze, and he was finally slightly displeased and said angrily, “It’s very simple. I saw a young man today. In terms of natural talent, he’s entirely not inferior to any one of the six blazing suns. If you’re interested, then I can help introduce you to him. Even you’re aware how difficult it is to encounter a young man like this.”
“What do you mean?” The person’s voice had obviously eased up and was clearly slightly moved.
The old man naturally discerned this, and his spirits were instantly refreshed. He chuckled as he said, “I want a Valiant Grade Immortal Artifact. Exactly, that treasure you obtained from the Cemetery of the Gods a few years ago. How about it? An Immortal Artifact for a future blazing sun isn’t a bad deal, right?”
The other party went silent for a while before he asked. “Really?”
The old man struck his gaunt chest and said proudly, “My old friend, even though I, Tie Qiuyu, am greedy, have I ever deceived you?”
Right at this moment, a wave of footsteps and clamorous noise suddenly resounded within the ancient stone formation.
The old man was stunned and said hastily, “Hey, are you still there or not?”
After asking this for a long time, the stone formation still endlessly emanated clamorous noise.
The old man was anxious and roared. “Wang Daolu, you old bastard! You fucking hung up again at the critical moment. Are you still there or not?”
“A special situation has occurred in the academy, and I have to deal with it. I’ll contact you when I have the time.” After a long time, the voice that was cold like metal resounded once more.
“Hey! Wait! Just a moment…” Before the old man could finish speaking, the ancient stone formation flashed with light before it returned once more to deathly silence.
The old man’s expression instantly became extremely unsightly while his face twitched without end.
One hundred thousand immortal stones, gone just like this… Gone…
After a long time, he suddenly jumped and roared furiously with a hysterical voice. “Bastard! All the teachers in your Dao Emperor Academy are bastards! My old friend, you’ll surely regret this. Just wait to cry when that kid becomes a blazing sun!”
“Never again! I swear! Even if you give me a Valiant Grade Immortal Artifact, I won’t fucking speak a single word!”
At the same time, Valiant Star Continent.
Within a simple and clean pavilion in Dao Emperor Academy, a thin and tall middle aged man walked along a winding pathway.
His brows were sharp like blades, his gaze icy cold, and every single move he made carried a frightening and imposing aura.
A disciple that wore green clothes jogged all the way while staying closely behind him. The disciple had a respectful expression on his face, and every time his gaze descended onto the thin and tall figure before him, he couldn’t help but reveal a wisp of heartfelt admiration.
“Is the news true?” The thin middle aged man suddenly asked as if he wanted to confirm it.
“Indeed. I saw with my own eyes that the Xuanyuan Clan’s eldest son, Xuanyuan Qingfeng and his younger sister were taken away by Teacher Jiang before they could pay a visit to Master.” The green clothed disciple spoke hastily.
“Heh, Daoist Nun Jiang really intends to go against me until the end. She seized away Ling Qingwu the last time, and now she intends to fight for the little princess of the Xuanyuan Clan with me. She’s simply going too far!” The thin middle aged man sneered as his footsteps quickened. As he walked, he suddenly inadvertently thought of the matter from before, and he said in his heart,
Could it be that old miser really encountered a rare genius?
His pair of dense brows that were like blades knit together slightly before he shook his head. “Hmph! The old bastard is definitely intending to reap benefits from me. A genius? Could there be a genius in Four Divinity Continent that can compare to the six blazing suns?”
As he thought about this, he asked casually. “Right, what’s the name of that little princess from the Xuanyuan Clan?”
The green clothed disciple behind him answered hurriedly. “A single name, Xiu.”
“Oh,” said the middle aged man as he thought in his heart.
As one of the head teachers of the academy, if I, Wang Daolu, am unable to foster a disciple that’s comparable to the six blazing suns, then it would truly be a loss of face…
Lian Clan Estate.
After Liang Bing brought Chen Xi back hastily, she headed to an extremely concealed private room before asking Teng Lan to stand on guard outside, and she seemed to reveal an extremely mysterious appearance.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but ask curiously. “What exactly do you intend to do?”
As he spoke, he was sizing up the Martial Soul Token in his hand. The dark violet colored jade was warm and cool, and its surface was inscribed with the ancient words ‘Martial Soul Token.’ Besides this, there wasn’t anything special about it.
The private room was simple and clean, and there were two meditation cushions on the ground. Liang Bing sat cross-legged on one of the cushions and gestured to Chen Xi to sit down as well before she said, “Earlier in the Martial Soul Hall, that was a test towards your Martial Dao Will. Only by passing the test would you be able to possess a Martial Soul Token.”
Martial Dao Will?
Chen Xi was aware that this was a type of will that was related to battle, and it was battle intent. Battle intent came from the soul and the tempering that one received from experiencing countless battles.
The strength of one’s Martial Dao Will was surely related to the strength of one’s soul. Similarly, it was related to the various battles that one had experienced.
Some people had formidable cultivations yet didn’t know how to battle, so they naturally couldn’t be said to possess a Martial Dao Will. For example, Mu Linglong was in such a situation.
All in all, if the realms in one’s cultivation was a standard to divide differentiate between one’s strength, then the strength of one’s Martial Dao Will could be said to be the most direct embodiment of the strength of one’s soul and combat strength.
Simply speaking, the greater one’s potential in the Martial Dao Will, the greater the combat strength that could be dug out from within one’s body. Moreover, combat strength was the only standard to determine if one was an expert.
Chen Xi understood all of this, yet he was still unable to understand why he had to undergo this sort of test to obtain the Martial Soul Token.
Before long, Liang Bing gave him the answer. “Only by possessed a Martial Soul Token can you enter the Martial Emperor Domain!”
The Martial Emperor Domain!
Chen Xi thought in his heart. He recalled the Talisman Emperor Domain that he’d heard of earlier.
Could it be that they’re related?
“The Martial Emperor Domain is a vast area developed especially for the Ascensio Immortal Rankings. It’s like a world that only one who possesses a Martial Soul Token and is ranked on the Ascensio Immortal Rankings is able to enter.” Liang Bing’s starry eyes shined brightly as her red lips split lightly, and she said slowly, “So, if you intend to charge your way up the Ascensio Immortal Rankings, then heading to the Martial Emperor Domain to challenge the experts within is undoubtedly the fastest path.”
Chen Xi was shocked in his heart. Never had he imagined that the Immortal Dimension actually had a miraculous domain that was created especially for the Ascensio Immortal Rankings.
“Exactly what is different there?” Chen Xi couldn’t refrain himself from asking.
“Come, you’ll know once you go have a look with me.” Liang Bing grinned as she flipped her hand, and a Martial Soul Token appeared in the center of her palm.