Outside Ascension Peak.
Ya Qing stared fixedly at Ascension Peak as she looked around for a trace of Chen Xi. Based on how long has passed and with his strength, he ought to have arrived at Ascension Peak. So why haven’t I seen him make an appearance?
She was entirely capable of seeing everything on Ascension Peak clearly from her position. The mountains, rivers, plants, and even the numerous figures, everything was revealed to the most minute detail.
After stepping foot on Ascension Peak, one would suffer the pressure of the Dao Insight energies, and the higher one went up the mountain, the stronger the pressure would be. Thus, only two types of people were capable of arriving at the peak.
One was a cultivator that had grasped over nine types of Dao Insights.
The other type was a cultivator that had attained the 6th level of the Initial Realm in a type of Grand Dao.
Ya Qing had watched all of Chen Xi’s battles during the Goldlake Meeting and knew that the Dao Insights Chen Xi had comprehended were surely more than nine. Moreover, every single one of them were Grand Daos that had almost attained the 6th level at the Initial Realm or above.
Based on this, Chen Xi was entirely capable of ascending the peak, and it was only a matter of time.
Ya Qing was naturally not worried about this in the slightest, and she was worried about Chen Xi encountering a mishap.
According to her knowledge, even though Chen Xi had numerous friends, his enemies were absolutely not few in number. Moreover, every single one of his enemies were renowned experts of the younger generation. All of them were from different ancient and great powers, and they possessed numerous seniors and juniors from the same sect. If powers like these were to get together and deal with a single person, then the consequences would be unimaginable.
“Where’s Uncle?” At the side, little Chen Yu opened his pitch black and large eyes wide open as he stared at Ascension Peak with a serious expression.
“Don’t worry, you Uncle will surely make an appearance.” Fei Lengcui smiled as she consoled her son.
“I think so too. Big Brother Chen Xi is the pride of our southern territory’s cultivation world, a leading figure in the younger generation that has created countless miracles. He’ll surely make an appearance, and he’ll ascend to the peak!” Mu Wenfei’s eyes glowed as he looked at Ascension Peak, and he spoke with a firm voice that carried a fervent feeling.
Presently, Chen Xi was absolutely a mythical figure in the hearts of all the young people in the southern territory’s cultivation world. He’d obtained first place in the Hidden Dragon Rankings and the one and only 100 successive victories in the Goldlake Meeting, creating history for the entire cultivation world of the southern territory. How could such an influential figure be unable to pass through even the first test of the Allstar Meeting?
Mu Wenfei had always taken Chen Xi to be his role model. Moreover, he possessed an almost fanatical and blind adoration towards Chen Xi. So he wouldn’t believe that Chen Xi wouldn’t even be able to ascend Ascension Peak.
Yun Na, Yan Yan, and Mu Yao’s gazes swiftly flashed pass all over Ascension Peak and flashed past every single figure on it.
“Look.” Yun Na suddenly spoke as she stared towards a direction.
Yan Yan and Mu Yao followed along her gaze and looked over instantly. Sure enough, at a corner beneath Ascension Peak was a tall figure climbing up the mountain, and he was mixed amongst the dense crowd, causing him to be extremely difficult to notice.
“Big Brother Chen Xi!” Mu Yao’s eyes lit up.
“This cowardly pretty boy has finally made an appearance!” A wisp of excitement gushed out from Yan Yan’s heart. For some unknown reason, even though she knew that Chen Xi’s strength was extremely formidable, she still couldn’t help but take him as that cowardly pretty boy, and she frequently addressed Chen Xi in this way in her heart.
The nearby Daoist Wen Xuan quickly noticed Chen Xi as well, and he smiled warmly while his eyes were filled with anticipation.
Actually, at this moment, the people in Silken City that had come from all around Darchu Dynasty had raised their heads and were looking with the intention of finding the people they knew. All of them were silently anticipating that the people from their sides would be able to safely arrive at the peak of Ascension Peak.
The throne at the center with nine dragons on it was empty, but the surroundings of the hall was fully seated with a crowd of people.
At the front were two middle aged men. One wore black colored armor and had a chilly and indifferent expression; the other wore scholarly robes and possessed a refined and cultured bearing.
These people were respectively the Martial Marquis, Luo Hun, and the Civil Marquis, Jiang Chong.
Both of them were the right and left hand of Emperor Chu that commanded and controlled all the warriors and civil officials in the Darchu Dynasty, and their status was so revered that even some kinsmen of the Emperor were slightly inferior.
Moreover, both of them had unfathomable strengths at the Earthly Immortal Realm. Amongst them, the Martial Marquis, Luo Hun, had even passed through the eighth level of the Heavenly Tribulations, and he was only a single tribulation away to ascend into a Heavenly Immortal!
The Civil Marquis, Jiang Chong wasn’t bad either, and he was at the 7th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm.
Emperor Chu had descended to the center of the earth to make preparations for the opening of the Dragon Transformation Pool, so the Allstar Meeting was left to them to manage.
Everyone else below them were divided into two rows, and all of them sat cross-legged before the table.
The people that were closest to the front were naturally the kinsmen of the Emperor, the Wise King Huangfu Jingtian, the Warlord Huangfu Taiwu, the Governing King Huangfu Tailai, and the Just King Huangfu Zhenghong were all present.
Further behind them were the Earthly Immortal Realm experts that came from all over the Darchu Dynasty, and according to the northern barbaric lands, southern territory, central plains, and eastern sea, these Earthly Immortal Realm experts were further divided into four groups.
Amongst them, the Earthly Immortal Realm experts of the central plains were the most numerous, an entire 30 plus people. The Whitecrane Sect’s Daoist Long He, the Nine Cauldron Immortal Sect’s Chong Xu the Unfettered, and the Earthly Immortal Sect’s Zhao Zimei were all amongst them.
Next was the eastern sea that possessed over 10 Earthly Immortal Realm experts, like the Dragonshark Isle’s Mo Lanhai, the Jadepool Celestial Isle’s Lady Yin Qiong, and so on and so forth.
After that was the eight Earthly Immortal Realm experts of the northern barbaric lands, and the Skycave Mountain’s Lord Liu Xiao was surprisingly amongst them.
Finally, it was the Earthly Immortal Realm expert of the southern territory. It was only the Wanderingcloud Sword Sect’s Supreme Elder, Bei Heng, sitting there all alone, and his situation seemed to be rather awkward.
Of course, there were some old freaks who lived in seclusion that didn’t make an appearance. But one could discern the standard of the cultivation worlds of the various territories of the Darchu Dynasty from this. The central plains was the strongest, the southern territory was the weakest, and the eastern sea and northern barbaric lands were in the middle.
Almost 60 Earthly Immortal Realm experts were gathered in Silken Palace, and this was a number that was sufficient to horrify anyone.
At this moment, these old fellows were drinking wine and chatting as they watched the situation in the distant Ascension Peak.
“The Allstar Meeting this time can be said to be filled with geniuses. Merely the amount of people that registered arrived at over 56,000, and it’s the most in history. There’re even numerous extraordinary geniuses amongst them. It’s unprecedentedly grand indeed.” The Civil Marquis Jiang Chong’s voice was warm and melodious like a morning bell that caused one to feel as if they were bathing in the breeze of spring. At this moment, he grinned as he said, “Look, the Whitecrane Sect’s Qing Xiuyi, the Merak Pavilion’s Zhao Qinghe, the Wise King’s Estate’s Huangfu Changtian, the Mistwater Pavilion’s Zhen Liuqing, and the others have already arrived at a height of 180km after only half a day. Such results are rare in the previous Allstar Meetings, and their cultivations are shocking. I’m afraid the top ten candidates in the Allstar Meeting this time will emerge from these people.”
“Haha, Civil Marquis, you’re too kind.”
“Haha, my disciple can’t bear such praise from you, Civil Marquis.”
“Then I’ll thank Civil Marquis for your auspicious words.”
When they heard this, the Whitecrane Sect’s Daoist Long He, the slovenly old Daoist from the Merak Pavilion, the Wise King Huangfu Jingtian, and the others laughed heartily and were extremely delighted.
Even though the other Earthly Immortal Realm experts were rather displeased in their hearts, they had to admit that the Civil Marquis had spoken a fact. No matter if it was natural talent, natural endowment, or foundation, these genius figures that were mentioned had already attained a terrifying height, they were one in ten thousand, and it was sufficient for them to be called peerless monsters. This could be discerned from their display on Ascension Peak, and no one could deny it.
“Then based on the perception of Fellow Daoists, who will be able to obtain the first in the Allstar Meeting this time?” The Civil Marquis turned the topic and grinned as he asked.
“This Ascension Peak is only the first test in the Allstar Meeting, and it seems to still be difficult to discern any inklings, right?” The Warlord, Huangfu Taiwu, was the first to speak out.
The Civil Marquis said with a smile, “It’s only a guess. It’s only interesting if it’s like this.”
“I think it’s probably Qing Xiuyi. This woman is a reincarnated Heavenly Immortal and had attained the perfection-stage of the Golden Core Realm long ago. If it wasn’t for the sake of participating in the Allstar Meeting, then relying on her natural talent, she’d already have advanced into the Rebirth Realm long ago. Even though she’s bitterly suppressed her cultivation all these years, it’s precisely because of this that it caused her to be even more extraordinary.” Someone pondered for a short moment before speaking out slowly.
Daoist Long He twisted his beard and smiled when he heard this, and he was extremely proud in his heart as he cupped his fist and said, “Thank you Fellow Daoist for showing such favor.”
“Hmph! Qing Xiuyi is extraordinary indeed, but the Merak Pavilion’s Zhao Qinghe was born with a lofty and unyielding character. For the sake of fostering this disciple of his, Old Daoist Slovenly had even tempered his disciple’s body with a strand of an Ancient Fiendgod’s Blood Essence. With his current strength, even Qing Xiuyi might suffer a loss at his hands.” Someone disapproved and refuted.
The slovenly old Daoist glanced over with a strange expression and laughed lightheartedly. “Why does your tone sound sour? Are you envious of this old Daoist? Give me 80 or 100 Immortal Artifacts and I’ll let you be the Nominal Master of my disciple. How about it?”
Everyone laughed without end when they heard this, and then the atmosphere was lit on fire.
All these Earthly Immortal Realm experts looked extremely favorably upon their own disciples and were naturally unconvinced about how extraordinary the disciples of the others were, and they immediately started arguing in succession.
Only Bei Heng sat before the table and drank wine by himself. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to speak, but it was truly because besides Chen Xi, there weren’t any dazzling geniuses from the southern territory that were participating in the Allstar meeting.
Moreover, due to Chen Xi having rather deep enmity with the disciples of the Wise King’s Estate, Earthly Immortal Sect, and the other great powers, it wasn’t suitable for him to mention Chen Xi’s name at this moment.
So Bei Heng could only shut his mouth and listen to the discussions of the others.
Alas, I only hope that Little Brother Chen Xi doesn’t let me down. It’s best if he’s able to rank in the top 10 of the Allstar Meeting, so that he can ruthlessly destroy the arrogance of this group of old fellows and help me vent my resentment!
Bei Heng held up his wine cup and drained it with a single gulp.
“Fellow Daoist Bei Heng, are there any formidable figures in your southern territory?” Right at this moment, a voice resounded out by his ears, and when Bei Heng raised his eyes to look over, he saw the Civil Marquis was looking at him with a smile.
When the southern territory was mentioned, the gazes of the other old fellows in the hall instantly became strange.
It was common knowledge that the southern territory had always been the place with the weakest powers in the cultivation world of the Darchu Dynasty, and practically no one paid attention to whether any formidable young person had appeared in the southern territory.
In the previous Allstar Meeting, there was utterly not a single person ranked in the top 100 that came from the southern territory!
It was precisely because of this that these Earthly Immortal Realm experts had intentionally or unintentionally overlooked the younger generation of the southern territory when they discussed the young geniuses in the Allstar Meeting this time.
Bei Heng was unable to guess why the Civil Marquis would ask him this question, but he hesitated slightly before summoning up the courage and said, “Of course. I presume everyone has heard of this person, my sworn brother — Chen Xi!”