Before the floating wall of light.
At this moment, there were still many people standing before it, yet it wasn’t really bustling. Even though the rankings on the wall changed every single day, yet it was still those names at the position of the first hundred.
However, along with the arrival of Chen Xi’s group, the scene instantly started bustling.
The reason was very simple, their group was truly too conspicuous as it moved along the street, and it caused numerous people to follow along.
“Strange, why have the four of them come to the floating wall of light today? Could it be that they intend to determine their rankings?”
“It can’t be. Just not too long ago, the Liang Clan’s Eldest Young Miss defeated Luo Zifeng and jumped up the rankings to the fifth position, whereas Young Master Gu Yutang just fought Wang Youdao who was ranked at the sixth position, so it’s impossible that he came to check his rankings.”
“Then it wouldn’t be Chen Xi, right?”
“It must be. Only he has vanished lately. Now it would seem like Liang Bing, Luo Zifeng, and Gu Yutang are obviously accompanying him over.”
“My god! Chen Xi is really granted great prestige. I even thought his days were numbered when he offended Yin Miaomiao that day, yet never had I imagined that he would actually made an appearance again now. Moreover, he would even be accompanied by the heirs of three great clans. If the members of the Yin Clan saw this scene, I wonder how they would feel?”
The crowd discussed animatedly while their gazes descended onto Chen Xi in unison, and their gazes were filled with curiosity, surprise, envy, and so on and so forth.
Chen Xi remained indifferent towards all of this, and he just briefly sized up the rankings on the floating wall of light before he couldn’t help but be slightly stunned. “179th position?”
He clearly remembered that he’d defeated the 154th ranked Yin Wanxun in the Martial Emperor Domain that day. Logically speaking, even if he hadn’t entered the Martial Emperor Domain lately and didn’t test himself before the floating wall of light, his rankings wouldn’t have fallen by 24 positions, right?
In next to no time, Chen Xi came to an understanding. Since his rankings could improve, the rankings of others naturally could improve as well. There were billions of living beings in the Southbridge Continent, and this obviously showed how fierce the competition was to be ranked on the Continental Ascensio Rankings.
Coupled with his cultivation in seclusion within the Liang Clan, his closed door cultivation to charge into a higher stage of cultivation, and his sparring with the experts in the Liang Clan’s younger generation lately, he hadn’t tested himself before the floating wall of light. So in this way, his rankings would naturally lower.
As he thought like this, Chen Xi instantly came to an understanding. He walked forward and began the testing, separating a strand of his Immortal Sense and silently pouring it into the wall of light.
When they saw this scene, everyone in the surroundings instantly confirmed that it was really Chen Xi who’d come to determine his rankings. For a time, they couldn’t help but be extremely curious. He hasn’t made an appearance for only four months, so how much can Chen Xi’s rankings improve this time?
“Hey, how many rankings do you think Chen Xi can improve on the Continental Ascensio Rankings this time?”
“He’ll at least be able to charge into the first 150 positions, right? After all, only four months have passed since he defeated Yin Wanxun, so even if his combat strength improved, it wouldn’t be much stronger.
“Idiot! Could it be that you haven’t discerned that Chen Xi has already attained the perfection-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm? Let me ask you, can anyone possibly improve their cultivation twice in succession within four months?”
“The perfection-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm! My god! How shocking!”
“Amazing! That day, he defeated Yin Wanxun while at the intermediate-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm. Now that he has attained the perfection-stage of the Heavenly Immortal Realm, his combat strength had probably undergone a tremendous change.”
“Exactly. In this way, he’ll absolutely be able to charge into the top hundred, and it might even be possible for him to be ranked in the top fifty.”
“Why do I feel that he’ll be able to be ranked in the top thirty?”
“The top thirty? How could that be possible? Wouldn’t he be too heaven defying if that were to happen? It would probably be impossible to find anyone like him in the entire Southbridge Continent!”
As they listened to the whispered discussions in the surroundings, Liang Bing, Luo Zifeng, and Gu Yutang revealed a wisp of pity. The top thirty? These ignorant fellows really dare to speak rashly. If they know of Chen Xi’s current combat strength, they’ll surely be shocked dumb…
Of course, they wouldn’t explain to these fellows. Firstly, it was because they couldn’t be bothered to waste their breaths. Secondly, it was because of their intentions to see the crowd’s dumbstruck appearance when they saw Chen Xi’s rankings. The three of them felt pleased in their hearts and were even slightly impatient for this.
In next to no time, Chen Xi’s name on the floating wall of light transformed into a wisp of golden light that started rising swiftly. Every time it flashed, it would surmount over ten names, and it caused the surrounding crowd to be dumbstruck.
Isn’t this speed too fast?
Everyone was astounded and almost didn’t dare believe their eyes.
At this moment, the expressions of even Liang Bing, Luo Zifeng, and Gu Yutang became serious while they held their breaths in concentration. They stared fixedly at the wisp of golden light while a rare wisp of anxiousness arose in their hearts. They seemed to be filled with anticipation and excitement, and it was a feeling that was impossible to describe.
“He’s in the top hundred! But… but… but only a few breaths of time have passed!” Someone exclaimed with shock and astonishment.
“Shut up! Don’t you fucking see that it’s still rising? Stop making a fuss over nothing!” The nearby people expressed a wave of displeasure as they felt this fellow had spoilt the mood.
At this moment, it ought to be silent, anxious, and filled with anticipation as they waited silently for a miracle to appear, right?
The atmosphere in the area around the floating wall of light had indeed become deathly silent, perfectly silent.
The sounds of laughter, the sounds from the moving streams of wagons and people in the distance caused this area to seem even more quiet.
The gold light flickered as it rose steadily like a bamboo shoot that rose after the rain.
The top fifty.
The top forty.
The top thirty.
Every single rise would cause the hearts of the crowd to tremble, and their breathing became more and more rapid.
Later on, they even forgot to breathe. All of them opened their eyes wide with stunned expressions while their entire bodies were on the verge of being drowned by irresistible waves of shock.
During this entire process, a wisp of surprise and admiration gradually crept up onto Liang Bing, Luo Zifeng, and Gu Yutang’s faces. Imagining was one thing, but seeing it with their own eyes was another.
Especially when it was amidst this solemn and silent atmosphere, it allowed them to deeply experience that unparalleled shock created in one’s heart from the changes in the rankings on the Continental Ascensio Rankings.
This was the meaning of the rankings that came from the Heaven Dao of the Immortal Dimension, and it was the fairest. Rising in the ranks of the rankings was a type of extraordinary glory to any expert! It was the strongest form of acknowledgement!
Honor, glory, influence, status, identity… Weren’t all of these what every single expert yearned to obtain?
“My god! He’s in the top twenty…”
Finally, someone was unable to restrain the shock in his heart and exclaimed with shock. But at this moment, no one paid attention to this, and all of them stared fixedly at the rankings while their fists silently clenched together. They actually seemed to be even more anxious and excited than Chen Xi himself.
Before long, the golden light had charged to the fifteenth position!
This ranking had already forced the sixteenth ranked Lin Shaoqi down a position.
Moreover, this wasn’t the end. During the next period of time, the golden light that represented Chen Xi continued to rise, yet its speed had slowed down greatly.
Yin Feng’er that was ranked at the eleventh, the tenth ranked Shui Lianting, the ninth ranked Xuan Wenlong… As they watched the names of numerous great figures in the younger generation of Southbridge Continent being replaced by that wisp of golden light before being left far behind, the visual impact they suffered caused all of them to transform into statues. They stood stunned on the spot with speechless expressions.
“Alas! I’ve been surpassed…” When he saw his ranking, the seventh position, was surpassed by Chen Xi, Gu Yutang gasped while he looked at the tall figure by his side with a shocked and complicated expression. In the end, he puckered his lips. This is a freak. I’m unable to compare to him, and I can’t as well!
At the same time, Luo Zifeng’s unwilling mutter sounded out by his ears. “This fellow, this fellow…” He actually didn’t know how to describe his feelings.
When he saw this, Gu Yutang finally felt much more comfortable. Obviously, he felt extremely fortunate to have Luo Zifeng suffer by his side, otherwise, it would be too shameful if it was only him…
But right after that, no matter if it was Gu Yutang or Luo Zifeng, both of them didn’t dare think about anything else because at this moment, Chen Xi’s ranking was surprisingly charging towards the fifth position.
The name at that position was precisely Liang Bing!
Both of them didn’t know the outcome of the battle between Liang Bing and Chen Xi from before, so this scene that was occurring before their eyes would undoubtedly be able to give them a satisfying answer.
At this moment, time seemed to have slowed down.
The gazes of everyone converged onto the wisp of golden light as they watched it gradually charge to the fifth position from the sixth, and their hearts seemed to have tightened into a ball from their extreme anxiousness and excitement.
The gold light flickered before finally stopping at the fifth position, and then the golden light retracted to reveal Chen Xi’s name.
On the other hand, Liang Bing’s name had been pushed down to the sixth position.
Everyone was stunned silent for a long time when they saw this scene, and then they suddenly erupted into an uproar that shook the heavens. The surging waves of voices even caused the layer of clouds in the sky to be shattered!
Perhaps the shock in their hearts had been suppressed for too long, and it finally erupted completely at this moment. Everyone’s faces were covered in shock and disbelief.
Luo Zifeng and Gu Yutang were naturally no exception. They were shocked to the point their lips trembled and were unable to speak properly.
Amongst the people present, besides Chen Xi, only Liang Bing seemed to be the calmest because early on during the battle with Chen Xi, she was clearly aware that Chen Xi would surely possess this ranking, and it would be weird if he didn’t.
At this moment, Chen Xi was completely unaware of everything in the surroundings because he was scanning a completely new ranking in his mind, and it was the Ascensio Immortal Rankings that covered the entire Immortal Dimension!
Numerous unfamiliar continents and names appeared on the Ascensio Immortal Rankings, and they were reflected within Chen Xi’s mind. In next to no time, he found his name — Chen Xi, 5th on the Southbridge Continent’s Continental Ascensio Rankings, 999th on the Ascensio Immortal Rankings!
Finally, I’ve ascended into the top thousand of the Ascensio Immortal Rankings!
When he saw this scene, Chen Xi’s strained nerves finally relaxed completely. He felt like an enormous mountain that was pressing on his heart had finally been shifted, and his entire body felt indescribably relaxed.
However, right at the instant his mind relaxed, a strand of extreme danger suddenly surged into his heart while the bone piercing coldness caused goosebumps to arise all over his body!