A'xiu's green dress fluttered with the wind while her jet black hair waved behind her. Even though she was all alone, she seemed like she was strolling idly in a courtyard when facing all the Earthly Immortal Realm experts before her, and she possessed a composed and carefree bearing.
His voice was chilly, light, and like the sound of nature. But, the meaning within her words caused Tao Zhentian and the others to be shocked and frown without end.
She'll kill whoever that obstructs her?
What high-sounding sentiments!
Does she take everyone from out Taotie Clan to be decorations?
At this moment, Tao Zhentian and all the Earthly Immortal Realm experts had aroused killing intent in their hearts, and their monstrous auras transformed into an extremely terrifying and shocking pressure that spread towards the surroundings.
There was already no one on the entire streets because when facing the rage of Earthly Immortal Realm experts, if one's strength was insufficient, then standing at the side to watch the battle was absolutely no different than courting death.
A'xiu wasn't afraid in the slightest when facing this scene. Her white face was composed and indifferent as if she'd never known the word 'fear' in her entire life.
"A'xiu, stand down." Right amidst this moment where a fight could break out at any moment, Chen Xi spoke abruptly and walked forward.
"Hey, I'm helping you take revenge!" A'xiu turned around. When facing Chen Xi, the calmness on her beautiful face had vanished completely and transformed into a pouting expression that caused the eyelids of Tao Zhentian and the others to twitch.
Chen Xi pulled A'xiu behind him and looked straight at Tao Zhentian. "Everyone…"
Before Chen Xi could speak, Tao Kun cried out with a sharp voice. "Patriarch, don't allow him to speak, otherwise, there'll be a great calamity that'll befall our clan!"
A'xiu swung her hand, causing a wisp of starlight to flow out and blasted away this fellow that kept interrupting others, causing him to convulse on the ground as if he had epilepsy.
Tao Zhentian frowned when he saw this, and then he forcefully endured his killing intent and asked. "Go ahead and speak frankly!"
He'd lived for countless years and had an extremely discerning gaze, so he'd faintly discerned that Tao Kun's reaction was too strange, as if Tao Kun was concealing a shocking secret.
It was precisely because he'd realized this that he'd forcefully restrained the killing intent in his heart and didn't make a move, and he gave Chen Xi a little bit of time to see how Chen Xi would explain this.
The expression of the second elder, Tao Luxiao, turned grim when he saw the reaction of the Patriarch, and he said anxiously, "Patriarch, Kun'er will absolutely not deceive us. Killing these two people first before listening to Kun'er's explanation of everything is the true important matter at hand!"
Tao Zhentian shook his head, and his expression was dignified as he swung his hand and said, "Second Elder, calm down. Since my Taotie Clan was capable of continuing to exist until now, how could it be afraid of some great calamity? Let's first hear what this young man has to say!"
At this moment, he fully revealed the dignity of a Patriarch. His actions and words carried an indisputable force that seemed like a king giving out decrees.
Tao Luxiao's expression remained indeterminate, yet he went silent with dejection in the end.
Chen Xi noticed all of this, yet his expression remained unchanged, and only at this moment did he withdraw a command token and toss it over through the air.
Tao Zhentian stretched out his hand to grab it before sweeping it with his gaze, and then his eyes squinted instantaneously. His dignified face couldn't help but reveal a wisp of surprise and bewilderment, and then he couldn't help but raise his eyes to size Chen Xi up from top to bottom as if he'd just known Chen Xi.
The more he looked, the more shocked he was, and his expression slowly became serious because he faintly felt that it was probably his clansmen that had caused trouble this time…
The other Earthly Immortal Realm experts acutely noticed the changes in the Patriarch's expression, and they couldn't help but size up the command token. When they saw the content of the command token clearly, their hearts twitched fiercely as well, and their gazes carried a wisp of astonishment when they looked at Chen Xi again because they seemed to be unable to believe they eyes.
Instantly, the atmosphere suddenly became tricky. The killing intent in the air receded like the tide, and it became oppressive and heavy yet lacking a murderous aura.
Tao Zhentian was silent for a long time before he returned the command token and concentrated his gaze upon Chen Xi as he said in a low voice. "Sure enough, you deserve to be the most outstanding disciple of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, and your bravery and wisdom far exceeds others. But could it be that you think we wouldn't dare punish you if you caused trouble so fearlessly in our Taotie City?"
A wisp of coldness suffused the corners of Chen Xi's mouth, and his voice was low and calm. "If it's in terms of fearlessness, then Tao Kun is much greater than me. May I ask if seniors know who's the person on my back?"
Tao Zhentian and the others frowned when they heard this. They'd noticed that person on Chen Xi's back since a long time ago, but they didn't care at all. At this moment, when Chen Xi reminded them, they instantly noticed something unusual about it.
Before they could speak, Chen Xi continued. "He's my Eldest Senior Brother, the Eldest Disciple of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect's West Radiance Peak. But now, he was confined into a cage by Tao Kun, suffered a heavy injury, and reduced to a slave!"
As he finished speaking, his voice couldn't help but surge with a wisp of hatred and killing intent. In the end, he took a deep breath and swept the Earthly Immortal Realm experts present with his gaze and said calmly, "May I ask seniors if you would be able to maintain your calm when facing such a thing?"
The hearts of Tao Zhentian and the others shook, and they felt their scalps go slightly numb!
A disciple of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, Chen Xi's Eldest Senior Brother, was actually captured by Tao Kun and taken to be a slave!?
At this instant, they finally understood why Chen Xi would be so furious, and they finally understood why Tao Kun so urgently wanted Chen Xi to be killed. Because if news of this matter were to be spread, it would probably instantly arouse the fury of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, and that fury wasn't something their Taotie Clan could endure.
The reason was extremely simple. No matter how the Nine Radiance Sword Sect had declined, it was still one of the 10 great immortal sects, an enormous figure that contained shocking resources and reserves, and it was absolutely not something their Taotie Clan could compare to.
Tao Luxiao's face was ashen, and he revealed a dejected and despondent expression. He similarly had never imagined that his own son would actually cause such a calamity and even dare to capture a disciple of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect as his slave. Because wasn't this an action that courted death!?
He was both furious and worried, and he wished for nothing more than to slap to death this son of his that had given him an enormous 'pleasant surprise' as soon as they met after they hadn't seen each other for over 10 years.
The atmosphere became even heavier.
Tao Zhentian and the other Earthly Immortal Realm experts had lived for countless years, and they'd seen all sorts of violent storms, so they quickly recovered their calm. Their gazes flickered as they communicated via voice transmission.
"Patriarch, I think we should kill these two people to put an end to all future troubles. Dead people can't leak any news." An elder spoke ruthlessly.
"That won't do. Not to mention that young woman's strength is unfathomable, even if Chen Xi is killed in secret, it's impossible to guarantee no one noticed it. After all, there are too many people in Taotie City now, and there might be some experts concealed within the city." Another elder shook his head.
"Alas, Kun'er has really caused a monstrous calamity. Presently, Chen Xi is already renowned throughout the world. Because of his disappearance, the Nine Radiance Sword Sect almost went to war with the Heavenflow Dao Sect, yet Kun'er captured his Eldest Senior Brother as a slave. This is truly…too presumptuous!"
"I think it might not be Kun'er's intentions. No matter how bold Kun'er is, he would absolutely not risk doing such a thing. I think Kun'er received the instructions of the Heavenflow Dao Sect, and only acted like this because of that. After all, it's common knowledge that the relations between the Nine Radiance Sword Sect and Heavenflow Dao Sect is like fire and water now, so the Heavenflow Dao Sect is surely related to why Kun'er did this."
"Kill! We must kill these two people. Otherwise, once news of this is revealed, the Heavenflow Dao Sect would naturally be unafraid of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, but my Taotie Clan would probably become a scapegoat, and those consequences isn't something any of us can endure."
All these Earthly Immortal Realm experts communicated in an instant, and it was all over in a few breaths of time. But even then, it still allowed Chen Xi to faintly sense a faint feeling that something was off.
Right at this moment, A'xiu spoke abruptly. "Chen Xi, they're discussing how to kill us and seal off the news to keep this matter quiet."
Chen Xi's eyes narrowed as he thought in his heart. It really is as I thought. Looks like I've underestimated the boldness of these Earthly Immortal Realm experts as cornered beasts will resort to desperate actions, let along these scheming and calculating Earthly Immortal Realm experts that kill resolutely?
A'xiu didn't speak via voice transmission, so her clear and pleasant voice had similarly entered the ears of Tao Zhentian and the others, causing all of them to be stunned and filled with astonishment. Never had they imagined that they would actually still be heard by the young woman while speaking via voice transmission!
This caused their expressions to go grim while some Earthly Immortal Realm experts didn't conceal their dense killing intent in the slightest. Obviously, since they'd been exposed, they intended to shed all pretenses and make a move.
"Junior, you can't blame us for being ruthless. For the sake of the safety of our clan, we can only sacrifice the two of you." An elder spoke gloomily.
"That might not necessarily be the case." A'xiu grinned and said, "Even though all of you have over 10 old geezers on your side, but even if all of you join forces, you'll be unable to stop me from taking Chen Xi away."
The expressions of those Earthly Immortal Realm experts of the Taotie Clan focused when they heard this, and then an elder sneered. "Shameless boasting! Even a Heavenly Immortal can't escape my Taotie City!"
A'xiu's clear eyes revolved as the corners of her mouth curved up slightly, and then she spoke as if she'd thought of something. "Oh, let me guess. All of you are probably relying on that lousy wok. It's the divine artifact of your clan, right?"
As soon as these words were spoken, it wasn't just those elders but even Tao Zhentian's entire body trembled as they revealed furious expressions. This young woman actually called the Ancestor…a lousy wok!?
Chen Xi was shocked as well because he never imagined that the Immortal Artifact of the Taotie Clan, the Nine-Profundity Immortal Wok, would actually be reduced to being so worthless before A'xiu, and even he felt sorry for it when he heard A'xiu.
"What a little girl! You actually dare to humiliate my clan's divine artifact! You're simply tired of living!" An elder shouted explosively and intended to make a move.
"Fourth Elder, wait a moment!" Tao Zhentian suddenly restrained the elder. His expression was heavy while his brows were knit together tightly, and he seemed to have encountered a great problem, causing him to stay silent for a long time while staring fixedly at Chen Xi before he said indifferently, "As far as I'm concerned, there is no need to fight to the death for some things, what do you think?"
Chen Xi seemed to have expected this scene since the beginning, and he replied without the slightest hesitation. "That depends on how Senior acts."
Tao Zhentian's eyes narrowed slightly. "Alright, then let me ask you what I should do to satisfy you?"
Chen Xi replied with a question. "Senior, do you really want to do as I say?"
Tao Zhentian's eyes narrowed down to an even greater extent. "So long as it doesn't go too far, everything can be discussed."
Chen Xi shook his head and said calmly, "Senior, this matter can't be discussed. As far as I'm concerned, a price must be paid for some things to calm the rage of some people. What do you think?"
Tao Zhentian's eyelids twitched as he fell into silence.