Chen Langya was stunned and said with surprise, "This really is a Chaotic Source Crystal, but I'm very puzzled, exactly where did you obtain it?"
"I obtained it by chance after I just arrived at the 56th level of the sword cave. Unfortunately, only that bloodsoul was alive within that entire level, whereas all the other bloodsouls had been cleared out." Chen Xi said, "But according to what you said earlier, there seems to only be one bloodsoul in every single level of the sword cave that possesses a Chaotic Source Crystal. So looks like my luck isn't bad."
The corners of Chen Langya's mouth couldn't help but twitch fiercely when he heard this. That luck isn't just not bad, it's simply heaven-defying!
After all, he'd always been fighting in the 56th level of the sword cave during these past few years, and he'd practically cleared out all the bloodsouls within it, yet he hadn't noticed a single one that possessed a Chaotic Source Crystal. It was only recently that he felt his strength had improved greatly and had come to the 57th level of the sword cave. Unfortunately, up until now, he still wasn't able to obtain a single Chaotic Source Crystal.
Yet now, Chen Xi had casually obtained a Chaotic Source Crystal after he just arrived here. This luck was something that even he felt slightly envious towards.
"Right, exactly what is the use of this thing?" asked Chen Xi. He'd always been unable to figure out what sort of use this Chaotic Source Crystal had since its surface was covered in blood qi that was impossible to eliminate.
"Very simple, equipment refinement!" Chen Langya explained. "Chaotic Source Crystal is absolutely the best equipment refinement material in the world. There's utterly no need to refine it and one only has to extract the Chaotic Source Qi within it with a magic treasure before it would allow the quality of the magic treasure to undergo a qualitative change.
"For example, a top-grade heaven-rank magic treasure only had to absorb that Chaotic Source Crystal in your hand before it would be able to transform into a Quasi Immortal Artifact. Moreover, it would contain a trace of Chaotic Source Qi, causing it to be a top existence amongst magic treasures of the same rank.
"If you're able to gather even more Chaotic Source Crystal, then it's even possible to refine a true Chaotic Magic Artifact. That's an existence that's even more formidable than an Immortal Artifact, and it only existed during the absolute beginning of the world and possesses an immeasurable worth!"
When he spoke up to here, Chen Langya puckered his lips while his gaze faintly revealed a trace of burning desire. "Within our Nine Radiance Sword Sect, only the Sect Master possesses a Chaotic Magic Artifact, and it's the ultimate treasure of the sect! It has slaughtered countless overlords."
"Since there are so many Chaotic Source Crystals here, why don't the elders of the sect gather more?" Chen Xi frowned and asked in bewilderment.
Chen Langya shook his head. "What you said is right as well. But you've underestimated the amount of Chaotic Source Crystals required to refine a Chaotic Magic Artifact. For example, the Chaotic Source Crystal in your hand is simply like a drop in a bucket, a drop of water in a lake if utilized to refine a Chaotic Magic Artifact."
Chen Xi came to a sudden understanding, and he was extremely shocked in his heart. The value of a single Chaotic Source Crystal is already so shocking, whereas so many Chaotic Source Crystals are actually required to refine a single Chaotic Magic Artifact. This is really too shocking, and it's practically impossible to refine successfully.
At this point of their conversation, he had to admit that Chen Langya's knowledge was extremely vast, and it was far more interesting to him than Chen Langya's strength.
"But you have to be careful. The blood qi branded on the Chaotic Source Crystal is extremely evil and vicious. It was formed from the vicious qi of the enemies the Primeval Divine Lotus killed all those years ago, and the slightest carelessness might cause it to completely stain the Chaotic Source Crystal, causing it to lose its worth." Chen Langya warned.
"Do you have a method to deal with it?" asked Chen Xi.
"Yes. The first is to ask an elder at the Earthly Immortal Realm to gradually refine it with Immortal Energy. The second is to ask the Sect Master to destroy the blood qi with the Chaotic Magic Artifact." Chen Langya spoke with confidence and in high spirits. He'd noticed as well that perhaps he was inferior to Chen Xi in terms of strength, but if it was in terms of knowledge, then Chen Xi was far inferior to him.
Chen Langya paused for a moment and continued. "Of course, there's also a third method, and it's to purify the Chaotic Source Crystal with the water from the nether springs. This method is the safest, but unfortunately, the water of the nether springs can only be found in the Netherworld, and it's very rarely seen in the Mortal Dimension."
Chen Xi started smiling. He didn't have many other things, but if it was nether springs water, then an entire river was stored within his Buddha's Pagoda!
Chen Xi cupped his hands. "Thank you." He turned around and left as soon as he finished speaking.
"Hey, where're you going?" Chen Langya was stunned and asked.
"Do you need something else?" Chen Xi didn't turn around.
Chen Langya took a deep breath as he stood up, and then he said in a loud voice, "Chen Xi, I'll surely catch up to you and reclaim my position as first. You better not slack off!"
Chen Xi stopped moving and turned his head around before he said, "I look forward to that day."
As he looked at the figure that was gradually vanishing into the distance, Chen Langya stared blankly for a long time, and then he couldn't help but laugh. He suddenly noticed that this fellow Chen Xi was actually rather interesting…
"I'll surely catch up to you! So, you must live on!" Chen Langya spoke to Chen Xi in his heart.
The 58th level of the sword cave.
A figure moved about in the air. Chen Xi had already arrived here for seven days.
During these seven days of time, he'd experienced no less than 10 fierce battles, and practically all of his enemies were bloodsouls at the 2nd level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, and they were ferocious and vicious. There was one time that he was even encircled by four bloodsouls, and he suffered a heavy injury in the end, causing him to have no choice but to flee.
This was a bloody brown colored hill, and a secret chamber was opened up 3km beneath its surface. Chen Xi had a tranquil expression as he sat cross-legged within the chamber, and his body was coiled with the aura of the Dao while he was healing his wounds in meditation.
Beside him, the completely pitch black and lusterless Talisman Armament was pierced into the ground, and there was a fist sized grey colored rock emanating grey and hazy Chaotic Source Qi from above the Talisman Armament.
This was the Chaotic Source Crystal after Chen Xi purified it with the nether springs water. At this moment, he was utilizing the Chaotic Source Qi within it to nurture and improve the quality of the Talisman Armament.
Strands of visible grey colored Chaotic Source Qi suffused the body of the sword before finally converging at its tip, and then it forced into an extremely inconspicuous and pea sized pattern.
The pattern was completely grey and hazy, and it was in the form of a lotus petal that had been shrunk down countless times. It was branded onto the Talisman Armament and emanated a miraculous aura of returning to the source of all things.
The core of the Talisman Armament was forged from the immortal material, the Sickle of Slaughter, whereas not only did the body of its blade contain the five Divine Talismans, there was also the precious treasures that contained the essence of the five elements like the Azure Divine Wood, Sunforce Metal, Flaming Divine Crystal, and Unity Darkwater within it.
Now, the entrance of the Chaotic Source Qi caused the quality of the entire Talisman Armament to silently undergo a slight change. This change wasn't very obvious and was even imperceptible, but when it was compared to before, the Talisman Armament seemed to carry an indescribable and imperceptibly chaotic aura that caused it to become even more mysterious.
The Talisman Armament was unlike any other magic treasure, and its quality couldn't be differentiated based on the grade of other magic treasures.
For example, in the past, Chen Xi was only able to confirm that the might of the Talisman Armament was even more formidable than a Quasi Immortal Artifact, yet slightly inferior to an Immortal Artifact, and it was impossible to give it an accurate grade.
Moreover, along with it absorbing these Chaotic Source Qi, the quality of the Talisman Armament improved once more and faintly caught up to an Immortal Artifact, and it only lacked a quantitative accumulating and a qualitative transformation!
Three days later, Chen Xi woke up from his meditation, and the injuries in his entire body had been healed completely. It wasn't just that, he'd seized this opportunity to temper the meridians in his entire body once more according to the knowledge he obtained through the pressure in the sword cave, causing the circulation of his True Essence to become even smoother and more perfect than before, and it faintly carried a miraculous feeling of conforming and fusing with the Grand Dao.
This benefit from this sort of change was that he was able to absorb and circulate even more True Essence during battle, so the strength he was able to exert was at least around 5% more than before.
Even though it was only 5%, it was absolutely a rare improvement towards Chen Xi whose cultivation and Dao comprehension had respectively stepped into the 'Extreme Realm' and 'Exalted Rank.'
After all, his cultivation had attained the 'Extreme Realm,' and a leap ahead would be the Earthly Immortal Realm, whereas being able to exert almost another 5% of strength in the Nether Transformation Realm meant far more than how it was represented in numbers.
Now, my qi refinement cultivation is already practically at a perfect state, and it's already very difficult to notice any other imperfections… Chen Xi opened his eyes and couldn't help but nod in satisfaction when he sensed the changes in strength within his entire body.
The thing that was especially gratifying to him was that through the tempering of bloody battles during these past few days, his comprehension of the Sword of Creation had become even deeper, and he faintly had the feeling of initially grasping it. Moreover, the might is exerted was terrifying to the point it exceeded his imagination.
For example, he absolutely had the confidence to annihilate that blood robed man at the 55th level of the sword cave with a single strike!
It was even to the extent that if the strength of the Talisman Armament was added on, then its might and lethality would increase even more!
Chen Xi raised his eyes and looked towards the Talisman Armament at the side, and when he saw the Chaotic Source Crystal had been completely absorbed, he grabbed the Talisman Armament and placed it on his knees before sizing it up carefully.
Not bad, according to this speed of improvement, I only have to gather a little more Chaotic Source Crystal before it will be sufficient to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament to the level of an Immortal Artifact! After a short moment, Chen Xi put the Talisman Armament away before opening the Eye of Divine Truth, and his gaze swiftly penetrated the ground before it searched through the 58th level of the sword cave.
In next to no time, Chen Xi's eyes lit up, and he'd already charged out from the secret chamber in the next moment.
Last time, he suffered the encirclement of four bloodsouls, causing him to suffer a heavy injury and be in an extremely sorry state. So now that his injuries had recovered, and his strength had improved, how could he not seek revenge?
After the time for an incense stick to burn, blood flowed into a river within a collapsed gorge, and four bloodsouls that were comparable to 2nd level Earthly Immortal Realm cultivators had been slaughtered!
Chen Xi's clothes were dyed red with blood, but his body was tall and immovable like a mountain, and he couldn't help but roar with laughter. "The 2nd level of the Earthly Immortal Realm is nothing!"
His voice was like the roar of a dragon or the howl of a tiger, and it reverberated throughout the 58th level of the sword cave.
This time, he'd exerted all his strength to annihilate these four bloodsouls and had even unexpectedly obtained a Chaotic Source Crystal, and he immediately purified it with nether spring water before starting to nurture the Talisman Armament.
The Chaotic Source Crystal was miraculous because even though it was considered as a form of refinement, but he actually didn't have to exert any strength to carry it out. He only had to form a connection between it and the magic treasure before the Chaotic Source Qi would automatically surge into the magic treasure.
After he did all this, Chen Xi charged towards the 59th level!
He originally intended to temper his cultivation and his grasp of the Sword of Creation during his trip to the sword cave this time, yet never had he expected that he would obtain such an extraordinary treasure like the Chaotic Source Crystal. Moreover, his strength had obtained further tempering and improvement during his battles, so it was simply a pleasant surprise.
All of this caused him to be filled with anticipation towards the sword cave!