Darchu Dynasty, Silken City.
As the capital, Silken City was still as prosperous and flourishing as before while countless experts converged here from all over, causing it to be crowded with people, pouring with sweat, extremely bustling, and clamorous.
The capital was extremely large and possessed a grand imposing aura, whereas the streets within the city stretched out both horizontally and vertically. They were spacious, perfectly straight, led to all directions, and were sufficient for numerous treasured carriages to move side by side on them.
Ferocious beasts roared and howled frequently on the streets while pulling rumbling treasured carriages that possessed extraordinary auras past.
Everyone had become accustomed to all of this long ago. Flying was prohibited within Silken City, so when the members of nobility or some experts with respected identities moved about, they would surely clear the way with treasured carriages that were suffused with spirit energy, flowed with multicolored lights, and were gorgeous to the extreme.
It was even to the extent that a great deal of discussion arose because of this. For example, whose treasure carriage had a better style or whose treasure carriage had mightier ferocious beasts, and it had become the topic that everyone took delight in talking about.
On this day, the city seemed to be exceptionally bustling.
Numerous treasured carriages that were extremely luxurious frequently rumbled as they passed by swiftly on the spacious streets while headed towards Silken Palace, and they shocked all the pedestrians to the point of evading successively from their fear of offending these people.
"Looks, that's the Golden War Chariot of the Warlord's Estate! It wouldn't be the Warlord who's sitting within it, right?"
"My god! The treasure carriages of all the four great estates of kings have set out. Has some major event occurred?!"
"Wait, all of you, look. The treasures carriages over there aren't only from Silken City, and there're also treasures carriages from the northern barbaric lands, eastern sea, and southern territory. All the great figures of the Darchu Dynasty wouldn't have gathered here, right?"
"All these treasured carriages are rarely seen normally. Now all of them are being driven towards Silken Palace instead, so a major event has surely occurred!"
The people on the streets were in an uproar as they discussed animatedly, and they were curious in their hearts. Exactly what sort of major event has occurred to actually cause so many great figures to rush impatiently to Silken Palace?
Many people had already converged within the extremely vast hall. On the left side was row after row of black armored warriors, whereas on the right side was row after row of officials in luxurious robes, and all of them stood solemnly.
At the frontmost position were two middle aged men. One wore black armor and had a chilly and indifferent expression, whereas the other wore scholarly robes and possessed a refined and cultured bearing. They were precisely the Martial Marquis Luo Hun and the Civil Marquis Jiang Chong.
Further beneath them stood some of the kinsmen of the emperor, like the Wise King Huangfu Jingtian, the Warlord Huangfu Taiwu, the Governing King Huangfu Tailai, and the Just King Huangfu Zhenghong.
Further behind were the Earthly Immortal Realm experts that came from all over the Darchu Dynasty.
Shockingly, Daoist Long He, Chong Xu the unfettered, Zhao Zimei, Mo Lanhai, Lord Liu Xiao, and the other Earthly Immortal Realm experts from the central plains, northern barbaric lands, and eastern sea were amongst them.
The Earthly Immortal Realm experts that represented the southern territory still consisted of only Bei Heng himself.
When looked at from afar, an entire few tens of Earthly Immortal Realm experts and a few hundreds of officials, warriors, and kinsmen of the Emperor that formed the core force of the Darchu Dynasty had gathered within the hall, and this was absolutely a number that was sufficient to cause anyone to be terrified.
Yet at this moment, the gazes of everyone in the hall was looking towards the central throne with nine dragons carved on it.
A mighty figure sat upright there. His jet black hair was hung loosely behind his back, his face was simple and handsome, and his eyes contained boundlessly vast and majestic scenes like lightning flashing while the sun and moon alternated within, causing him to reveal a peerlessly mighty aura.
But at this moment, there was a dazed expression on his extremely dignified face, and he was staring blankly and silently for a long time.
"Your Majesty." As one of the right arms of Emperor Chu, the Civil Marquis Jiang Hong could only remind the Emperor in a light voice when he saw Emperor Chu in such a state.
Actually, up until now, he was still completely bewildered and didn't understand why Emperor Chu who was in closed door cultivation would suddenly make an appearance before directly issue a command to the world, and he commanded all the officials and warriors of the palace, his kinsman, and the Earthly Immortal Realm experts from all over to gather here.
After all, during all these years, such a command would only be issued in the Darchu Dynasty when the Allstar Meeting was held, and the Emperor would utterly not mobilize so many people normally.
Could it be that some sort of major and unexpected change has occurred in the cultivation world of the Darchu Dynasty?
The expressions of everyone in the hall went grim when they thought of this.
Has a major event occurred? It wouldn't be the Bloodcrescent Devil Sect that's about to make a comeback, right?
Being reminded by the Civil Marquis caused Emperor Chu to instantly recover from his dazed state, and his gaze slowly swept everyone in the surroundings. The expressions of everyone turned solemn as they held their breaths in concentration, and the atmosphere seemed to be perfectly silent.
"Haha!" A wisp of a smile suddenly suffused the corners of Emperor Chu's mouth, then his laughter grew louder and louder to the point it was like thunderclaps that descended from the nine heavens, and it rumbled and shook the entire hall both inside and out.
Extreme happiness, joy, and heroic spirit were revealed within this sound of laughter.
Everyone in the hall was stunned. Could it be that it isn't some sort of unexpected event that has occurred, and it's instead some sort of major and joyous event?
But no matter what, Emperor Chu's laughter had influenced everyone, causing them to heave a sigh of relief in their hearts. This at least indicates that nothing bad has occurred.
Emperor Chu's laughter stopped before long, and his gaze was profound as he said with a prideful expression, "Everyone, I called all of you here this time because I have an extremely joyous event to announce! I want to hold a grand celebration in the entire Dynasty for a hundred days!"
"Huh?" The hearts of everyone in the hall shook, and they were slightly astounded.
Hold a grand celebration in the entire Dynasty for a hundred days!? Exactly what sort of joyous event could actually cause his Majesty to make such a bold decision?
After all, a grand celebration of such a level was unprecedented in the history of the Darchu Dynasty!
"The test of the Primeval Battlefield has ended…" Emperor Chu spoke with a light voice, and there was still a trace of shock and admiration left within his eyes.
Everyone in the hall was first shocked, and then they recovered from their shock and cried out involuntarily with pleasant surprise. "Could it be that some disciples of our Darchu Dynasty have entered the Dark Reverie successfully?"
Emperor Chu nodded with a smile.
The atmosphere in the entire hall exploded as exclaims of admiration and bustling noise rose and fell.
With their status, they naturally knew how difficult it was to smoothly enter the Dark Reverie as a disciple from an ordinary Dynasty, and it could be said to be almost impossible.
Even though a batch of disciples from the Darchu Dynasty would enter the Primeval Battlefield every hundred years, yet their results weren't promising. Especially in the recent 1,000 years, practically all the disciples of the Darchu Dynasty that entered the Primeval Dynasty would be annihilated, and it was a depressing outcome.
Now, there was actually someone amongst the disciples of the Darchu Dynasty this year that had entered the Dark Reverie successfully, so it was obvious how shocked and delighted all of them were.
"Your Majesty, was it Chen Xi?" The Civil Marquis took a deep breath before he asked.
"He joined one of the top 10 immortal sects of the Dark Reverie, the Nine Radiance Sword Sect." Emperor Chu nodded as he spoke slowly, and his voice directly and completely suppressed the clamorous noise in the entire hall.
"One of the top 10 immortal sects, the Nine Radiance Sword Sect!?" Everyone was shocked in their hearts as they gasped. Such a sect was too far away for them, but most shocking to them was that not only had Chen Xi smoothly entered the Dark Reverie, he'd actually been selected by one of the top 10 immortal sects of the Dark Reverie!
"On the Martial Emperor's Warsoul Tablet, his strength and potential surpassed the disciples of those top Dynasties and Prestigious Clans of the Ancient Kingdoms, and he ascended to the position of first place to stand above all." Emperor Chu's voice that seemed like mutters sounded out slowly.
The hall was instantly completely silent as everyone was shocked to the point of speechlessness.
The first place on the Martial Emperor's Warsoul Tablet? Suppressed all the disciples of the top Dynasties and Prestigious Clans? This supreme honor is something no one in the history of the Darchu Dynasty has attained!
Bei Heng was stunned as well, because he'd never imagined that this sworn brother of his would actually be ferocious to such an extent. It caused him to be extremely dazed, and it was so unreal as if he was listening to a legendary saga.
"It isn't just Chen Xi. Qing Xiuyi was selected by the Heavenflow Dao Sect, Zhen Liuqing was selected by the Great Sage Heaven Trampler, that youngest daughter of mine and Young Master Zhou were selected by the Saintly Land of Ascension…" Emperor Chu spoke once more.
His voice was calm and slow. Every name and sect he spoke was like a thunderclap that blasted the hearts of these Earthly Immortal Realm experts to the point of trembling endlessly, and they couldn't maintain their usual composure any longer.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Within the hall, the wine cups on the tables were shattered into powder one after the other as figure after figure was sprayed wet by wine and fell into an embarrassing state. However, they were completely unaware of this, as they'd already been muddled by their shock.
The Great Sage Heaven Trampler from the Unknown Lands!
Huang Meiweng from the Saintly Land of Ascension!
The monk Six Senses from the Dhyana Forest Temple!
Fang Zhanmei from the First Heaven Devil Sect!
All these names that shook the Dark Reverie and sects that stood towering at the peak of the Dark Reverie had actually completely recruited all the disciples of their Darchu Dynasty!
The breathing of everyone became heavy, their expressions stiffened, and they were extremely dazed. Some were even excited to the point their entire bodies started trembling.
It was too unexpected!
It was too shocking!
Could any of them have imagined that such an extremely great fortune would fall to the Darchu Dynasty?
After an unknown period of time, everyone seemed as if they'd awoken from their dreams and gradually recovered from their shock, but their hearts were still coiled with excitement that couldn't be shaken off in a short period of time.
At this moment, they finally understood why Emperor Chu wanted to hold a grand celebration in the entire Dynasty for a hundred days.
"Unfortunately, with Chen Xi's natural talent, he entered the Nine Radiance Sword Sect instead. Even though it's one of the top 10 immortal sects, it's slightly mediocre when compared to the sects the other disciples have entered." It was at this moment that the Wise King sighed.
The expressions of everyone became strange when they heard this. All of them knew that the Wise King hated Chen Xi to the bone, and these words of his seemed like he was feeling pity for Chen Xi, but didn't it contain an intent to ridicule within it?
Emperor Chu swept the Wise King with his gaze, and the he shook his head and said, "You're wrong, Wise King. The hidden resources and reserves of the top 10 immortal sects are absolutely not as simple as you imagine. Not to mention the strength of a sect can't decide the length of a person's path on the path to the Grand Dao. If one doesn't work hard, then even if he's sent into the Immortal Dimension, he'll only be trash."
When he spoke up to here, a wish of emotion suffused Emperor Chu's eyes, and he said with a light voice, "Besides that, not to mention all of you, even I have never truly understood exactly how great Chen Xi's potential is."
Everyone went silent.
Right, Chen Xi came from a remote place in the southern territory. His path was covered in thorns, yet he moved forward courageously all along the way, and how many miracles have occurred around him? Probably no one is able to count them all.
"Imperial Brother, what about that child of mine? Which power was he chosen by?" After he heard the names of Chen Xi and the others yet didn't hear any news of his own child, the Wise King hesitated for a long time yet was unable to endure the curiosity in his heart, causing him to inquire this.
Everyone was stunned and remembered. Right, Huangfu Changtian's name was really not amongst the names his Majesty spoke of. It's even to the extent that Yu Xuanchen and Lu Xiao's names weren't mentioned as well.
Emperor Chu's gaze shot swiftly towards the Wise King, and his voice revealed a wisp of indifference and killing intent. "Dead!"