According to what Yun Lansheng said, there was a difference in strength within this army of specters.
For example, the completely pitch black Specter Cavaliers had a strength that was comparable to an ordinary Rebirth Realm cultivator, and above it were Crimsonflame Cavaliers, Goldplate Cavaliers, Mammoth Cavaliers, and Specter War Generals!
The strength of a Crimsonflame Cavalier was already comparable to a 5th tempering Rebirth Realm cultivator.
A Goldplate Cavalier was comparable to a 6th tempering Rebirth Realm cultivator.
A Mammoth Cavalier's strength was already on par with a perfection-stage Rebirth Realm cultivator.
Finally, a Specter War General was a core figure amongst the army of specters and possessed a strength that could already compare with an Earthly Immortal Realm expert!
Comparatively speaking, the amount of Specter Cavaliers was the most, they were like a vast ocean, dense and innumerable. On the other hand, Crimsonflame Cavaliers were inferior in number to it, but they were mixed within the army like the squad leaders of a mortal army, yet their numbers weren't few either.
Further up above them was the Goldplate Cavaliers and Mammoth Cavaliers, they were the elite forces within the army and were very few in number. Normally, they would be holding the line from behind the army, and they wouldn't easily assume a forward assault position.
Specter War Generals on the other hand practically wouldn't make an appearance unless they encountered an extremely great unexpected event.
For example, the reason Yun Lansheng and the other emissaries that resided in the city hadn't made a move was for the sake of deterring the Specter War Generals, causing them to take caution and not dare act rashly.
In the distance, a group of Crimsonflame Cavaliers pinned down a few cultivators like a tide.
These Crimsonflame Cavaliers wore armor, helmets, weapons, and mounts that were completely crimson red like fire, and they emitted a monstrous and ferocious aura.
Every single Crimsonflame Cavalier seemed to be enveloped within the flames of hell, cruel, violent, and bloody.
Moreover, their strengths were extremely formidable. The weapons in their hands executed various Dao Grade martial techniques that tore through the sky while erupting with powerful and mighty force.
A shrill cry sounded out, a female cultivator amongst the few pinned down cultivators reacted slightly slowly, causing her to be struck by the pike of a Crimsonflame Cavalier at her side, and the skin on her stomach was directly pierced open as it flicked her flying and caused blood to spray. In the blink of an eye, her body was completely penetrated amidst her miserable and shrill cry, and she lost all signs of life.
The Crimsonflame Cavalier stuck out his hand and made a grabbing motion, causing the glow of flames to surge into the sky as it incinerated the corpse of the female cultivator, and her corpse was transformed into a wisp of fiendish qi that gushed into the body of the Crimsonflame Cavalier.
Instantly, this Crimsonflame Cavalier's strength actually rose slightly!
In other words, cultivators were able to increase their cultivations via the trace of divinity obtained after killing these specters, and conversely, these specters were similarly capable of increasing their strength after killing cultivators!
"Dammit! Fucking bastards!"
The other cultivators were completely furious, and some of them were unable to restrain themselves any longer and intended to break out of the encirclement. However, they were directly slashed to death by the joint attacks of over 10 Crimsonflame Cavaliers before transforming into fiendish qi that was devoured by them.
"Retreat together! These Crimsonflame Cavaliers are too formidable and are not something we're capable of going against. We just have to escape into the city, and we'll be entirely able to be rescued with the weapon of the gods present there." A cultivator howled loudly.
"Hmph! Rescued? This time, the weapons of the gods will be annihilated as well!"
Right at this moment, a wisp of brilliant golden light shot over explosively. This was a cavalier that wore golden armor and was completely bathed in golden light. It possessed a formidable aura and fiendish qi that seemed material, and it shook the surrounding space to the point of trembling endlessly.
Shockingly, this was a Goldplate Cavalier, and its strength was sufficient to compare with a perfection-stage Rebirth Realm cultivator!
Most shocking of it all was it was actually capable of speaking. Obviously, he already possessed some intelligence and had a rather high status.
"Spare none, torture and kill all these cultivators before extracting their souls to strengthen your cultivations. This time, we must capture Primeval City!"
All the Crimsonflame Cavaliers roared murderously as they charged forward once more.
"Shit! Flee! Quickly!" The cultivators roared madly as they fled with all their might.
"Can you?" The Goldplate Cavalier grunted coldly as an icy cold and brutal expression suffused his golden eyes, and then he swung the golden spear in his hand, causing it to instantly transform into an expanse of golden clouds that were 300m in size and covered the heavens and the earth as it enveloped down.
The peerlessly sharp golden cloud that was lofty like a mountain crushed down from midair, and it contained terrifying Metal Grand Dao profundities within it, causing those cultivators to be enveloped within it before they even had the time to flee.
When the cultivators were about to be completely annihilated, a bolt of lightning suddenly swept down from the sky and directly tore apart the golden cloud, and then it enveloped all the cultivators within it before it actually rescued all of them.
After that, a figure that could compare to a mountain descended from the sky. The figure had three heads and six arms and had thunder rumbling all over him, causing him to seem like a devil god, and it was precisely Chen Xi who'd rushed over after noticing what had happened.
It's actually a Goldplate Cavalier, I never expected that it would appear here… Chen Xi was surprised. According to his knowledge, Goldplate Cavaliers and Mammoth Cavaliers were holding the line at the back of the army, and they wouldn't easily assume a forward assault position, so he never expected he would encounter one here.
"It's the Darchu Dynasty's Chen Xi!" The cultivators started cheering with joy when they saw Chen Xi, as they knew their savior had arrived.
All of them wore clothes of various colors and were experts from the various Dynasties that had charged out from the northeast city gate along with the disciples of the Darchu Dynasty, so how could they not know Chen Xi's reputation?
He was a formidable existence that had obtained the first place on the Warsoul Tablet and had almost uprooted the Prestigious Clan of an Ancient Kingdom, the Shang Clan, by himself!
All of them instantly heaved a sigh of relief when they saw Chen Xi appear, and they knew they were saved this time!
"This place isn't too safe. All of you should return to fight before the city gate." Chen Xi glanced at these people and noticed most of them were covered in injuries, and he knew that if he didn't rush over in time, they'd probably have lost their lives since long ago.
"Hmph! An initial-stage Rebirth Realm body refiner? You've come at just the right time. The flesh of a body refiner is a supreme delicacy, and devouring you is sufficient to allow my strength to raise a level. This time, all of you can dream of leaving!" Suddenly, a cold grunt sounded out.
The Goldplate Cavalier pointed the golden spear in his hand at Chen Xi while looking arrogantly at Chen Xi, and a terrifying golden light exploded out from his entire body as if he was a volcano that would erupt at any moment, causing him to emit an oppressive imposing aura.
The group of Crimsonflame Cavaliers who were attacking had stopped as well, and their gazes revealed a cruel and bloodthirsty expression of greed as they gazed at Chen Xi's body that could compare to a mountain.
"Fellow Daoist Chen Xi, be careful. The strength of this Goldplate Cavalier is comparable to the 6th tempering of the Rebirth Realm. Why don't we retreat back to the city first before doing anything?" A cultivator spoke via voice transmission.
"Right, it's difficult for two fists to go against four. The 30 plus Crimsonflame Cavaliers nearby are extremely troublesome as well and all of them possess cultivations at the 5th tempering of the Rebirth Realm. We can't take them by force." The others sent voice transmissions successively with worried expressions.
Chen Xi's strength was clear to all, yet they were currently within the army of specters, and their enemies formed a dense mass and possessed exceedingly ferocious strengths. If they were to be delayed here, then even if they were able to annihilate these enemies before them, it would probably be impossible for them to break out of the encirclement at that time.
After all, could anyone guarantee another Goldplate Cavalier wouldn't appear?
"There's no need for such trouble. All of you stay back for a while, and I'll open up a path to safety for all of you." Chen Xi waved his hand as he took a step forward, and it caused the earth to tremble.
"What? You want to fight alone?" The Goldplate Cavalier grunted coldly with disdain.
Chen Xi's expression remained unchanged as he suddenly raised his hand to strike out.
A Grand Astral Palm soared out and blotted out the sky.
Unlike before, as soon as the Grand Astral Palm appeared this time, the myriad of stars that circulated within the striations of the palm and the Divine Lightning of the five elements had completely interwoven together, and they revolved violently to form an extremely thick vortex.
This vortex simply seemed like a black hole that had surged out into appearance in the depths of the universe. It was deep and silent, and it actually remained soundless as it revolved.
However, it was precisely because it was too silent that it seemed to be extremely terrifying instead.
At the instant it appeared, it seemed to have devoured the entire heavens and the earth within the area it covered, and any light, airflow, or dust instantly vanished, causing the world to transform into an extreme black.
Everyone felt their vision go black as if they'd fallen into a bottomless abyss, and they were actually unable to see anything, causing them to seem as if they'd become blind and were unable to see any color.
The expression of the Goldplate Cavalier went grim as he sensed an extremely dangerous aura, and he was just about to dodge when an irresistible devouring force imprisoned his body before directly crushing him.
After that, the Grand Astral Palm made a grabbing motion as it blotted out the sky and enveloped down towards the other Crimsonflame Cavaliers. Instantly, all of them were obliterated and crushed into an expanse of fiendish qi.
In merely a single attack, he'd crushed the Goldplate Cavalier into powder, whereas the remaining Crimsonflame Cavaliers were swept into the vortex and crushed into fiendish qi!
Such might was simply the best display of might that was all powerful and swept through everything before it.
When the group of cultivators saw this scene, they were completely and utterly stunned on the spot, and they almost forgot to breathe.
They knew exactly how formidable these Crimsonflame Cavaliers were, as the Crimson Cavaliers had been pursuing and pinning them down all the way here. Actually, they were like rats that were being toyed with by cats, and the Crimsonflame Cavaliers were enjoying the joy of torturing them, because if they really made a move, these cultivators would have been annihilated long ago.
Especially the Goldplate Cavalier, he was even more formidable than the Crimsonflame Cavalier and even possessed some intelligence. Obviously, he was an expert in the army of specters.
However, now all of them were annihilated by a single palm print of Chen Xi's, and this intense visual impact shocked them to the point their eyes almost fell out of their sockets.
It was too terrifying!
If they didn't see it with their own eyes, they wouldn't dare believe that a Rebirth Realm cultivator was actually capable of executing such a terrifying attack even if they were bashed to death.
Sure enough, the divinity contained within these Crimsonflame Cavaliers is more than 10 times stronger than ordinary Specter Cavaliers! The strands of divinity that the 30 plus Crimsonflame Cavaliers transformed into after been blasted apart were devoured by Chen Xi, and every single strand of divinity was pure, thick, and surging with energy.
At the instant these strands of divinity gushed into his body, they instantly caused Chen Xi's cultivation to advance greatly once more.
Especially the divinity from within the body of the Goldplate Cavalier, it was actually suffused with a strand of a golden aura that was sacred and eternal. As soon as it gushed into his body, it caused his limbs, bones, flesh, and apertures to be tainted with a trace of an eternal and sacred glow, and his cultivation rose steadily and explosively as well.
In just the time of a few breaths, Chen Xi's cultivation had actually once again displayed the signs of being on the verge of breakthrough!
After all, Chen Xi's body refinement and qi refinement cultivation had just advanced to the 2nd tempering of the Rebirth Realm before he came to rescue these cultivators. Now, it actually showed signs of advancing again, and this caused Chen Xi himself to almost not dare believe it.