The black clothed and tall young man had deep eye sockets, slanted brows, hawk eyes, and a cold and oppressive imposing aura. He was the leading figure of the Zuoqiu Clan’s younger generation, Zuoqiu Yun.
When they heard his instructions, Jiang Zhuliu and Yin Miaomiao glanced at each other before nodding in unison, and then they turned around and left.
“Brother Yin, that kid was ranked at the 9th position during the first round of the test. It’ll probably be slightly troublesome to deal with him.” After Jiang Zhuliu and Yin Miaomiao left, a short and fat young man by Zuoqiu Yin’s side said via voice transmission, “A total of seventy six members of our Zuoqiu Clan are ranked amongst the top thousand, yet only sixteen are ranked in the top hundred. The loss of every single one would cause the quota that our Zuoqiu Clan occupies to be reduced by one. Under such circumstances, we have to deal with this carefully.”
Zuoqiu Yin said indifferently, “13th Brother, don’t worry. Some of the great figures of our Zuoqiu Clan that’re teaching in Dao Emperor Academy have already arranged everything. We only have to act based on the situation. Of course, the precondition is to guarantee that every single disciple of our Zuoqiu Clan will pass through the second round of the test.”
As he spoke, Zuoqiu Yin glanced at all the disciples of the Zuoqiu Clan by his side, and then he didn’t hesitate any longer and said, “Set out!”
Immediately, the formidable group of Zuoqiu Clan disciples entered into the mysterious door.
“Oh, what a pain. Big Sister Linglong even asked us to take care of Chen Xi. It didn’t even occur to her that besides Big Brother Yuchong, none of us are ranked higher than that fellow.” At the other side, Mu Xiaoliu frowned bitterly as he looked at the green clothed young man who wore a dark colored upper garment by his side, and then he shook his head while sighing without end.
The young man in green clothes had beautiful features, and he was refined and elegant. He was exactly the 7th ranked Mu Yuchong.
He couldn’t help but smile when he heard this. “The Patriarch has always felt that he owes Linglong too much. Big Brother Junlin’s instructions before he left were that we must take good care of Linglong. Since she made such a request, then we just have to do as she said.”
“Alas, that’s the only thing we can do. Let’s forget about all of this and make our way in first.” Mu Xiaoliu puckered his lips before he swaggered towards the mysterious door.
Mu Yuchong couldn’t help but chuckle, and then he gestured to all the Mu Clan disciples by his side before he followed Mu Xiaoliu.
In next to no time, all the disciples that had passed the first round of the test had entered successively into the mysterious door.
Wang Daolu flicked his sleeve when he saw this, and it emanated a shapeless fluctuation that completely sealed up the door, then he said, “Everyone, will all of you stay here, or…”
Before he could finish speaking, the six Saint Immortals spoke in unison. “We’ll naturally stay here.”
Wang Daolu glanced at them, and then he couldn’t help but shake his head. “In my opinion, all of you don’t have a very great chance this time. The young people of this year are much more outstanding than the past, and they’ll probably draw the attention of the other old fellows in the academy.”
The six Saint Immortals were stunned, yet they still decided to stay.
Wang Daolu knew that they hadn’t given up when he saw this, and he didn’t speak any further as he shook his head and left.
Actually, he really wanted to stay behind as well because in that way, he would be able to see the most outstanding disciples in the second round of the test at the first possible moment, and it would be convenient for him to take them under his guidance.
Unfortunately, Wang Daolu had just taken a personal disciple some time ago, so he had no choice but to give up.
On the square before Dao Emperor Academy, when the last disciple participating in the second round of the test entered the Bloodlands, the floating wall of light instantly started changing.
After that, it revealed rows of names.
Zhen Lu, 2,000 Starpoints.
Ji Xuanbing, 1,000 Starpoints.
Zhao Mengli, 1,000 Starpoints.
The names on the floating wall of light were listed according to their position in the first round of the test, and at the back of every single name was the Starpoints that disciple possessed.
After the second round of the test began, the amount of Starpoints would directly reflect the performance of a disciple in the Bloodlands.
On the other hand, if the name of someone dimmed down, then it meant that the person had been eliminated.
Three hundred people would be eliminated during the first round of the test. But this didn’t mean that the second round of the test would end upon the elimination of these people. The final outcome depended on the amount of Starpoints that the disciples earned within the Bloodlands.
The higher the Starpoints, the more outstanding one was. These results would also directly affect the overall rankings after the third round of the test concluded.
“It has begun!”
“The test this time is one of true bloody battles. The environment is complicated and ever-changing. Not only can they launch sneak attacks and use poison, they can even join forces with other powers to fight jointly. It’s a true battlefield without any rules.”
“Exactly. Dao Emperor Academy captured numerous Cosmos Beasts and Xeno-race experts before exiling them within the Bloodlands. So, not only do they have to be vigilant of the other competitors during the test this time, they have to take precautions against the attacks of the Cosmos Beasts and Xeno-race experts that are all over the Bloodlands.”
As they stood on the square and gazed at the rows of names on the floating wall of light, the crowd couldn’t help but discuss animatedly.
Within an expanse of blood red swamps that were suffused with poison mist, space trembled before a handsome figure appeared. He wore green clothes, had dense long hair tied behind his head, and revealed a handsome and determined appearance.
This young man was Chen Xi.
Before Chen Xi could size up the surrounding environment, a black shadow suddenly bore out of the swamp, and it was like a black bolt of lightning as it bit fiercely at Chen Xi’s neck.
Chen Xi’s brows raised. He noticed with a single glance that it was a completely pitch black and over 1m long monster that was thick like a thumb. It seemed like a snake, yet it head was covered in fine and sharp fangs, and it was extremely horrifying.
Chen Xi formed a sword with his fingers before flicking out a strand of sword qi, and he easily slashed this monster into two.
However, right when Chen Xi was about to heave a sigh of relief, the snake shaped monster’s severed body suddenly sprayed two strands of crimson red poison at him. This poison transformed into mist that enveloped down at Chen Xi.
Chen Xi’s brows raised once more as he executed the Grand Confinement Dao Art and confined the poison, and then a wisp of translucent flames lit up on his palm before completely incinerating the poison mist.
At this point, the snake shaped monster had finally died.
This is probably a Cosmos Beast, the Sorlo Boa. It’s vicious, venomous, and skilled in surprise attacks. The poison mist within its body is capable of instantly killing a Heavenly Immortal, and an adult Sorlo Boa already possesses a cultivation at the intermediate-stage of the Mysterious Immortal Realm. Before he participated in the test, Chen Xi had already obtained a great deal of information related to the test from Tie Qiuyu, and amongst them was the information about this Sorlo Boa.
Moreover, according to Tie Qiuyu, the Bloodlands were originally a battlefield where true gods had once fallen. The environment here was extraordinarily adverse and filled with gales, baleful storms, tempests, winds of oblivion, and various other terrifying calamities.
It wasn’t just that, the experts of Dao Emperor Academy had even captured variant beasts and Xeno-race experts from the Outerealms and depths of the universe before exiling them to the Bloodlands. So the Bloodlands could be said to be filled with killing intent with every step one took.
Moreover, along with the start of the second round of the test, the environment within the Bloodlands would become more and more adverse along with the passage of time, while the amount of formidable existences amongst the beasts and Xeno-race experts exiled here would grow in number…
But no matter how dangerous the Bloodlands were, there was no danger of death amongst the disciples that were participating in the test because when death truly descended onto them, the Violet Ribbon Starcrest would reveal a teleporting effect that dispersed all danger and allowed one to escape the Bloodlands.
Within the Bloodlands, every single Xeno-race expert or Cosmos Beast one killed would come with a reward of a varying amount of Starpoints.
Just like this moment, Chen Xi was able to clearly sense that one Starpoint had appeared within his Violet Ribbon Starcrest, and it had transformed to a total of 501. In other words, the Sorlo Boa Chen Xi killed earlier was only worth a single Starpoint.
Something worthy of mention was that the disciples participating in the test could fight amongst themselves. So long as one was able to eliminate another from the test, then the Starpoints of the person that was eliminated would be obtained by the victor.
This caused the competition in the Bloodlands to become even more brutal and cruel, and it was precisely because of this that the second round of the test was called the Ironblood Hunt.
Everyone in here was a hunter, and similarly, everyone here was the prey. It was the same for those Cosmos Beasts and Xeno-race experts that were exiled here.
Looks like I should be more careful of those fellows that’re participating in the test with me instead… Chen Xi recalled Jiang Zhuliu and Yin Miaomiao before he thought of the disciples of the Zuoqiu Clan, and a strong feeling surged within his heart. Even though the competition in the Bloodlands was brutal to the extreme, it provided him with a chance as well.
If he was able to eliminate all the disciples of the Zuoqiu Clan that were participating in the test, then it would be perfect.
Fortunately, I’m all alone now, and I don’t have to worry about Liang Ren and Gu Yueming for now… After they entered the Bloodlands, Chen Xi, Liang Ren, and Gu Yueming had been separated and teleported to different positions. It wasn’t just them, but everyone else that participated in the test suffered the same fate.
After that, Chen Xi took a deep breath and started to size up the surrounding environment.
This was an expanse of blood red swamp suffused in poisonous mist, and he couldn’t see the end of it. The environment here was gloomy and damp, and it emanated a horrifying and strange aura.
Moreover, with the strength of Chen Xi’s soul, he was merely able to scan an area of 500km in the surroundings. The heavens and the earth here seemed to be covered in a shapeless forcefield, and it was capable of restraining the energy of the soul to a great degree, causing one’s soul to feel heavy and oppressed.
The urgent matter at hand is to earn as many Starpoints as I can… Chen Xi pondered briefly before he chose a direction, and then he flashed towards the extreme distance.
He wasn’t anxious to search for the tracks of the Zuoqiu Clan’s disciples because they were probably even more anxious to find him. So he only had to wait for their arrival.
Of course, if he was able to obtain some information about the disciples of the Zuoqiu Clan, then Chen Xi didn’t mind taking the initiative and giving them a good surprise attack.
Ten minutes later, Chen Xi stopped abruptly and suddenly looked towards the distance.
A wave of whistling that sounded like the rumbling of thunder resounded within the blood red swamp ahead, and the enraged roars of beasts were accompanied by these sounds.
Chen Xi frowned, and then he restrained his aura before moving forward without making a sound. When he got closer, he finally saw the source of the noise clearly, and it was actually two enormous beasts the size of a mountain fighting each other!
They seem to be…fighting for something? Chen Xi’s Immortal Perception swept over. Sure enough, he noticed that not far away from where the two beasts were fighting was a dark rock that stood towering within the blood red swamp, and within the cracks of the rock was surprisingly a wisp of a faint glow emanated by a treasure.