As one of the ancient clans renowned in the Dao of Talismans, the resources and reserves of the Liang Clan was naturally extremely deep.
On that very same night, Liang Bing returned with a large pile of immortal materials, and they were immortal materials required to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament. Early on while he was still in Cloudray City, Chen Xi had obtained most of the materials he required from the Goldwave Immortal Pavilion, and coupled with the materials Liang Bing gathered, it was sufficient for him to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament by a grade.
Presently, the Talisman Armament’s might was merely slightly inferior to the Darkspirit Grade, and if he was able to refine it successfully, then its might would surely exceed an ordinary Darkspirit Grade Immortal Artifact!
The only thing that felt regretful to Chen Xi was that the Immortal Shaman Bloodsoul Stones Liang Bing brought back were too few, and there were merely ten plus of them. They were far from being sufficient for him to charge into the Heavenly Immortal Realm in body refinement.
Liang Bing was rather helpless towards this and said, “This sort of treasure is too rare. I searched the entire treasury yet merely found these. I’ll send people to purchase them from the various large trading companies in the city tomorrow, and I’ll gather a thousand no matter what.”
Chen Xi was naturally aware that since the calamity of the Fiendgods erupted during the primordial era and after the true Fiendgods perished, it was impossible for new Immortal Shaman Bloodsoul Stones to appear in the world. After all, this treasure was condensed from the blood of Fiendgods, so since Fiendgods didn’t exist any longer, it was naturally impossible for more bloodsoul stones to appear.
Along with the passage of time, it caused this treasure to become rare, and its value rose steadily, causing it to become extremely costly. If he wasn’t mistaken, then merely the ten plus bloodsoul stones that Liang Bing brought over were worth no less than ten thousand immortal stones!
Liang Bing bid her farewells and left after chatting idly for a while longer.
Both of them agreed to meet every single month. During this period of time, Chen Xi would cultivate in meditation within the private room, and no one would disturb him.
As soon as Liang Bing left, Chen Xi directly entered the world of stars.
The private room possessed a superb immortal vein that was greatly beneficial to his cultivation, yet in Chen Xi’s opinion, the benefits from entering into closed door cultivation within the world of stars was greater.
Because he possessed the Dark Parasol Sapling within his body, so he didn’t lack any immortal energy. Moreover, the Temporal Laws in the world of stars was slow, and a day in the outside world was roughly equivalent to five days in the world of stars.
Chen Xi fell into deep contemplation when he saw his clone that sat in meditation beneath the starry sky.
There was only a year left until the recruitment period for the Dao Emperor Academy, and he had to plan properly so that he could use every minute he possessed on something important, and he couldn’t cultivate aimlessly like this.
In next to no time, Chen Xi had decided to allow his clone to stop cultivating and help deal with the immortal materials to improve the Talisman Armament before his main body refined it.
Moreover, during this period of time, his main body would cultivate, condense the energy of the Laws, and head to the Martial Emperor Domain to do battle and temper his strength. In this way, so long as nothing unexpected occurred, then he would be more or less able to be ranked in the top thousand of the Ascensio Immortal Rankings within a year.
Beneath the deep starry sky.
Chen Xi’s main body sat cross-legged with a concentrated and clear mind.
In his body, his vital energy seemed to boil as it circulated through the meridians in his body. The Dark Parasol Sapling in his Blackhole World emanated strands of pure immortal energy that surged like an ocean.
The Heavenly Immortal Realm was divided into the initial-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, and perfection-stage, and they were called the Four Pools of Heavenly Origin. Every single time one advanced in the Heavenly Immortal Realm, a new ocean of immortal force would be opened up at the position of the four-symbols in the Blackhole World.
At this moment, an ocean of immortal energy already existed at the northern area of Chen Xi’s Blackhole World, and it seemed to be boundlessly vast while the image of a Black Tortoise floated about within it. It was called the Black Tortoise Ocean.
This ocean was like an ocean of energy, and it accumulated Chen Xi’s Immortal Force.
On the other hand, the east, south, and west of Chen Xi’s Blackhole World faintly revealed a glow as well. It was like the initial form of an ocean, and it was just very blurry.
These three directions respectively represented the Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, and White Tiger that conformed to the Black Tortoise.
The Black Tortoise was the foundation, the Azure Dragon took the auxiliary position, the Vermillion Bird represented vitality, and the White Tiger represented the destruction of all disease! This was the description of the four stages in the Heavenly Immortal Realm.
Presently, Chen Xi had developed the Black Tortoise Ocean, and he was at the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm. But unlike other Heavenly Immortals, his foundation was too deep, so it was enough for him to make a clean sweep in battle against his peers.
But this sort of deep foundation caused it to be much more difficult for him to advance in cultivation as well.
Fortunately, he possessed the Dark Parasol Sapling, so he didn’t have to worry about immortal stones. Besides that, the Temporal Laws in the world of stars allowed him to have no need to worry about time.
At the other side, Chen Xi’s clone that wore an apricot yellow Daoist Robe was busy. His hands formed seals as he refined the small mountain of immortal materials before him.
All of these were materials prepared to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament. Even though Chen Xi’s clone was only at the eighth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm in body refinement, it was still capable of completing mere refinement of some immortal materials.
Chen Xi’s main body would only make a move when it was time to actually refine the Talisman Armament.
Ten days later, fifty days had passed in the world of stars.
Chen Xi’s main body awoke from his meditation. His gaze was deep, and it seemed to reflect the myriad of stars in the universe.
I only lack a critical factor to advance into the intermediate-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm… Chen Xi took a deep breath, and he sensed the changes in his aura before he nodded with satisfaction.
During these past few days, he hadn’t been condensing the energy of the Laws, and he’d spent all his time on cultivating. Now, it seemed like the effects were obvious.
As for the energy of the Laws, it wouldn’t be too late to condense after he advanced into the intermediate-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm.
His current cultivation realm was only capable of supporting him in exerting the strength of around seven Laws of the Grand Daos, and his combat strength wouldn’t undergo any changes if it exceeded this number.
This was the limitation of his cultivation.
Chen Xi stood up and glanced at his clone in the distance. He noticed there was still another half of the pile of immortal materials that hadn’t been refined, and he couldn’t help but shake his head.
Of course, he was clearly aware that those were immortal materials after all. They were extremely rare and completely refining them wasn’t something that could be accomplished overnight.
Nevermind. I’ll head to the Martial Emperor Domain to temper my cultivation first, and I’ll charge into the intermediate-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm after I return. So long as I advance in my cultivation, I can rely on the might of my advancement to refine the Talisman Armament once more in one go! Chen Xi pondered briefly before he decided, and then he left the world of stars.
Martial Emperor Domain.
When he arrived here for the second time, Chen Xi was already familiar with this place and directly flew towards the distant training arenas.
This place wasn’t any different to the outside world, yet it was extremely miraculous. Entering this place to temper one’s self with one’s soul was no different than undergoing tempering with the body, and after the soul returned to the outside world, all the comprehension and experience one attained would be returned to the body and allowed both the soul and body to transform at the same time.
Most importantly, the training arenas in the Martial Emperor Domain were directly linked to the floating walls of light, and it affected one’s rankings on the Ascensio Immortal Rankings.
This was the most important factor to Chen Xi. After all, he intended to enter the Dao Emperor Academy, and he first had to be ranked in the top thousand on the Ascensio Immortal Rankings.
“Look, quickly! Is it that fellow?”
“It should be. Ten days ago, it was exactly he who came here with Eldest Young Miss Liang Bing.”
“Oh. Hmph! After waiting for so long, this fellow that dared to offend Young Miss Yin Feng’er has finally come here.”
Just as when he’d come here before, a variety of figures were scattered all around the area where the arenas stood, and they were all experts on the Continental Ascensio Rankings of Southbridge Continent.
Moreover, unlike the last time, as soon as Chen Xi arrived this time, he noticed the atmosphere was slightly different while whispered discussion entered his ears from the surroundings. Besides that, the gazes of some of the experts in the surroundings actually faintly revealed a trace of hostility.
Chen Xi’s expression remained unchanged, and he wasn’t really worried either. He continued walking forward by himself, and he sized up all the training arenas he saw on the way.
These were the arenas on the first level, and it was mostly experts at the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm competing on them. Chen Xi shook his head after observing these arenas briefly. In his opinion, this level of battle was truly meaningless. He felt like a tiger looking at a group of wolves fighting, and it couldn’t arouse his interest at all.
Even if he were to participate, it wouldn’t temper his strength at all.
Without any delay, Chen Xi’s figure flashed directly towards the arenas that floated at the second level, and he seemed to have utterly not noticed that many experts following him from behind.
The arenas on the second level were fewer than the first, yet they were still filled with figures and were rather bustling. Intense battles had erupted all over.
To Chen Xi’s surprise, there weren’t only intermediate-stage Heavenly Immortal Realm experts at the second level, and there was even no lack of initial-stage Heavenly Immortal Realm experts here as well.
He came to an understanding with a brief thought. Since he was able to surmount a realm and annihilate a Mysterious Immortal, there naturally were experts capable of surmounting a stage to challenge another expert. Not to mention all of them were top figures on the Continental Ascensio Rankings in Southbridge Continent, so they surely possessed extraordinary natural talent and shocking combat strength.
Moreover, there was no rule in the Martial Emperor Domain that prohibited experts of lower cultivation from challenging an expert that possessed a higher cultivation.
But in next to no time, Chen Xi shook his head. The arenas on the second level still didn’t suit him. In the next moment, he’d flown directly towards the arenas on the third level.
“Hmm? What does this fellow intend to do? Could it be that he’s intentionally taking us around aimlessly?” The expression of a yellow clothed young man in the group of people that followed closely behind Chen Xi turned grim, and he spoke in an icy cold voice.
“It has to be like that. This fellow is only at the initial-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm, so how could he dare to challenge the experts at the third level? He surely noticed us and is intentionally going around nearby!” Someone spoke in a fierce tone.
“This is slightly troublesome. If this kid doesn’t ascend an arena, then how’ll we help Young Miss Yin Feng’er take revenge?” Someone else frowned without end.
This was troublesome indeed. The rules of the Martial Emperor Domain were clear, so no matter how arrogant they were in the outside world, they didn’t dare to rashly cause trouble here.
“Look, quickly! That kid left again!” Right amidst their discussion, one of them suddenly noticed that Chen Xi’s figure had actually left the third level and had flown towards the fourth level.
At this moment, everyone’s expressions were slightly unsightly. That kid is simply too despicable. He’s simply taking us for a walk like fucking dogs! If this continues, and it’s noticed by the other experts, then wouldn’t we be humiliated to death?
One of them couldn’t refrain himself from shouting. “Kid, stop right there!”
Unfortunately, within their fields of vision, Chen Xi seemed as if he hadn’t heard this. He continued moving up and down the fourth level with his hands behind his back in a relaxed manner.
This sort of feeling of being disregarded caused the expressions of the yellow clothed young man and the others to turn gloomy. He’s doing it intentionally! This kid is definitely doing it on purpose!