Chen Xi acutely noticed the changes in the atmosphere, and he couldn't help but chuckle to himself while he shook his head. "Seniors, you've misunderstood. I only did my duty, so how could I dare ask for a reward?"
Yu Feng and the others came to a sudden understanding while their expressions eased up. Through this period of communication with Chen Xi, the impression Chen Xi gave them was extremely good, and he didn't seem like an insatiably greedy person.
"That won't do. Since there is contribution, then there must be reward. If we didn't have your assistance this time, we don't know when we would be able to notice the tracks of this animal. So don't refuse it." Yu Feng spoke with a smile.
"Yes, Martial Nephew Chen Xi, you should accept it. Otherwise, if this matter were to be spread to the outside world, it would seem that we were too stingy." The other Earthly Immortal Realm experts spoke as well.
Chen Xi thought for a moment and nodded. "Alright. But I have no need for a Quasi Immortal Artifact now."
As he spoke, he pointed towards the Lightning Spirit that was at death's door and said, "If seniors agree, then can you let me deal with this animal?"
Everyone was stunned. This Lightning Spirit was formed from a bloodsoul, and it possessed a strength that was roughly at the 5th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm. Even though it was heavily injured now, it would surely become a calamity if it wasn't killed.
Moreover, this Lightning Spirit was impossible to subdue. The reason was very simple. Even though it possessed intelligence, it had a ruthless and violent nature. It was like a person yet wasn't, like a soul yet wasn't as well, and an existence like this was a variable that caused one to feel worried when kept by one's side.
"Alright, we'll let you deal with it." Yu Feng pondered for a short moment before deciding. It was only a heavily injured bloodsoul, and with Chen Xi's current ability, he would probably not be injured by it.
The other Earthly Immortal Realm experts thought for a moment before nodding with agreement. As far as they were concerned, Chen Xi wanted this Lightning Spirit for no other reason than he'd taken a fancy to its surging blood qi and the Lightning Liquid contained within its body. Both these two materials could be considered as rare materials that possessed shocking value, and they carried an unbelievable effect when utilized to refine the body.
Not long after, Yu Feng and the others left as they intended to return to the sect before joining forces to refine a Chaotic Magic Artifact.
On the other hand, Chen Xi chose to stay behind, and he stared fixedly at the Lightning Spirit on the ground, yet he didn't make a move impatiently. Just as those Earthly Immortal Realm experts had guessed, he had indeed taken a fancy to the blood qi and Lightning Liquid contained within the Lightning Spirit.
There was no need to say anything about the blood qi, it was the source of energy of a bloodsoul, and it was extremely abundant. Not to mention the strength of this Lightning Spirit before him was already comparable to the 5th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, so its blood qi was tremendous to the point of being exceedingly shocking.
On the other hand, Lightning Liquid was condensed from the vitality born within the lightning, and it was extremely difficult to obtain. After all, lightning represented the force of heavenly punishment, and it one wanted to extract a trace of vitality from it, how could this possibly be something easy?
The Lightning Spirit was born within the lightning, and an immeasurable amount of Lightning Liquid had already condensed within its body a long time ago. It could be said that so long it was killed, one would be able to easily extract a great amount of Lightning Liquid.
"Kid, let me go, and I'll pass down a supreme profound technique to you. It will surely allow you to move freely through the heavens and the earth, stand proudly in the universe, possessed a supreme status, and monstrous authority." The Lightning Spirit spoke abruptly while a wisp of an evil and cunning sheen flashed past its blood red eyes, and its voice was low and filled with magnetism that carried a convincing charm.
Chen Xi's expression remained unchanged. He drew the Talisman Armament before cutting off the Lightning Spirit's thick and large right arm, causing blood to spray out while the Lightning Spirit's body trembled while it howled endlessly from pain.
Che Xi said calmly when he saw this, "Your bewitchment is useless against me. So I advise you to answer my questions obediently, otherwise I'll cut piece by piece off you until you die."
As he spoke, he stretched out his hand and grabbed the severed arm of the Lightning Spirit, and then he smeared nether spring water on it to completely eliminate the evil and vicious aura branded on it, causing it to transform into the purest blood qi that he put away in the Buddha's Pagoda.
"Water from the nether springs!" The Lightning Spirit was horrified and furious, and it was filled with disbelief. Its true form was a bloodsoul and was a type of soul that had boundless vicious and malicious qi mixed within it, so it was most terrified of the nether springs water from the Netherworld.
Originally, it thought that so long as it delayed for a while, then it would be able to kill Chen Xi in one go once its injuries recovered. Never had it imagined that this little fellow was actually more resolute and ruthless than those old fellows. Not only had this little fellow severed an arm of its, the little fellow even possessed a terrifying thing like the water from the nether springs!
Chen Xi paid no attention to it and said directly, "Tell me where you obtained that Chaotic Source Crystal from."
The Lightning Spirit was stunned and seemed to have never expected Chen Xi would ask this, but right after that, it came to an understanding and gritted its teeth. "Would you let me go if I tell you?"
Chen Xi shook his head. "Stop daydreaming."
The Lightning Spirit laughed miserably, and then it sighed. "I never expected that after being trapped her for countless years and being only a step away from attaining a Chaotic Body, not only would my Chaotic Source Crystal be seized away in the end, I would even be bullied by a junior like you. The heavens are truly blind!"
Chen Xi remained unmoved, and he remained calm as he said, "Are you going to speak or not?"
The Lightning Spirit went silent for a long time before it said dejectedly, "What's there not to tell you? At the deepest parts of this Lighting Restricted Area is a natural pool of lightning. This pool is submerged in lightning like a tiny isle beneath the ocean, and it's extremely difficult to notice. I myself found it by accident and obtained that Chaotic Source Crystal from before."
Chen Xi's brows raised. "Oh, continue."
It was unknown what the Lightning Spirit had recalled but its warped and vicious face actually revealed a wisp of terror that flashed for a moment before returning to normal. "There is indeed more than one Chaotic Source Crystal within that pool of lightning. At the very least, according to my knowledge, there's a Chaotic Source Crystal that's tall like a 3km tall peak standing towering there."
Chen Xi thought for a moment and said, "Take me there."
As he spoke, he stretched out his hand and executed the Cage Etching and the Grand Confinement Dao Art on the Lightning Spirit before lifting it up and flashing towards the depths of the Lightning Restricted Area.
At this moment, the Lightning Spirit was very cooperative, and under its guidance, Chen Xi quickly arrived at an area filled with thunder that rumbled down like a waterfall.
The lightning here was simply like a silver colored river that poured down from the nine heavens, and it was dense to a horrifying degree. Even Chen Xi had no choice but to execute the Sword of Creation with all his strength before being able to negate the blasts of the exceedingly terrifying lightning.
"The pool of lightning is beneath the waterfall of thunder." The Lightning Spirit guided.
Chen Xi didn't speak while a vertical eye silently appeared between his brows, and it carefully sized up the waterfall of thunder. At this instant, his gaze penetrated through the layer upon layer of thunder, and it instantly saw through everything.
He only nodded and spoke after 10 minutes passed. "What you said is true."
The Lightning Spirit shook its head and sighed. "It's already a time like this, so how could I possibly deceive you? I only hope that you'll give me a swift death and not continue tormenting me like this after you've found the Chaotic Source Crystal."
Chen Xi nodded. "Alright, I'll give you a swift death right now."
As he spoke, the Talisman Armament in his right hand spun before slashing down directly, and he actually wanted to kill the Lightning Spirit at this moment!
"You… Bastard! I've already told you everything clearly. You…" The Lightning Spirit was extremely shocked and furious, and it seemed to have never expected that Chen Xi would suddenly make a move without the slightest hesitation.
However, before it could finish speaking, it felt intense pain that felt as if its body had been sliced apart into a thousand pieces, and it let out a muffled groan. In the next moment, it had already completely lost consciousness.
The 90m tall body of the Lightning Spirit was sliced into pieces before Chen Xi purified it with nether spring water and put it away within the Buddha's Pagoda.
At the same time, he stretched his hand out and grabbed an extremely dazzling ball of lightning in the distance that was intending to flee. This was Lightning Liquid that was abundant with vitality, and it was similarly put away by him.
"You can only blame yourself. Did you really think you can escape a hopeless situation by relying on a slaughter formation?" Chen Xi shook his head, and he couldn't help but be extremely amused as he recalled the display of the Lightning Spirit earlier.
Needless to say, this Lightning Spirit's intelligence wasn't inferior to anyone, and it was cunning and crafty as well. Since it started speaking and answered him, it had already started weaving together a web of lies and a trap.
If it wasn't for him possessing the Eye of Divine Truth that could see through reality and allowed him to discover that there weren't any Chaotic Source Crystals between the waterfall of thunder and the pool of lightning, and there was an ancient slaughter formation there instead, he would even have believed the Lightning Spirit.
Hmm? Wait, this slaughter formation actually utilized the energy of lightning within this area as its foundation. Ordinary 4th level Earthly Immortal Realm experts would probably die without a doubt if they entered rashly.
Moreover, such a terrifying grand formation was probably not set up by that Lightning Spirit, otherwise, it only had to hide within the formation, and it might have even been able to annihilate Senior Yu Feng and the others.
Chen Xi stared at the pool of lightning as he pondered without end.
After a long time, Chen Xi's figure charged into the pool.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Above the pool of lightning was thunder that flowed down like a silver river. At the instant Chen Xi entered into it, he instantly suffered extremely terrifying blasts, and if it wasn't for him forcefully slashing apart most of the thunder with the Talisman Armament in his hand, merely these strikes were sufficient to blast him into pieces.
Even then, his figure still staggered and was completely charred. Moreover, his vital blood roiled violently without end, and he couldn't refrain from spitting out a mouthful of blood.
But relying on the force of this unparalleled impact, his figure followed along the force and flew directly into the pool of lightning.
Beneath the pool was an ancient slaughter formation, and the thunder that blasted down from above would be drawn in by this slaughter formation before it surged into every single corner of the grand formation and transformed into the most violent energy that circulated within the core of the grand formation.
So as he stood upright before this grand formation and hadn't encountered the killing intent of the grand formation, it was undoubtedly the safest place and was even more relaxed that standing in the outside world.
Because if he was in the outside world, he would have to resist the boundless energy of lightning that blasted down continuously, whereas at this place, he only had to be careful of the slaughter formation and didn't have to worry about being struck by lightning.
This grand formation rivals the work of nature. I wonder who set it up. Could it be a senior of the sect? Chen Xi executed the Eye of Divine Truth and carefully searched he surroundings. At the same time, he silently deduced where the safe path through the grand formation was.
With his current understanding and grasp of the Dao of Talismans, it wasn't an exaggeration to say that so long as it wasn't an Immortal Formation, there were very few grand formations in this world that was capable of causing trouble for him.
But this ancient slaughter formation was obviously extraordinary. Chen Xi had deduced for an entire day of time before he faintly deduced the traces of the safe path through it.
After repeatedly contemplating a few times, and he'd confirmed that he'd practically not missed a single thing, Chen Xi gritted his teeth before moving towards the depths of the slaughter formation along a strange path.
He was very curious why an ancient slaughter formation would be set up within the pool of lightning beneath the waterfall of thunder and what sort of secrets existed behind the slaughter formation?