A'xiu speaking to him with such a serious expression was absolutely an unprecedented first.
At least, Chen Xi had never seen her like this.
At the bank of the Sword Purification Pool, within the courtyard.
A'xiu knit her beautiful brows together as she said, "Have you really cultivated the Worldmend Technique successfully?"
Chen Xi was stunned, and then he nodded and said, "What about it?"
A'xiu said, "Let me see."
An expanse of ripples appeared in space as Chen Xi in an apricot yellow Daoist robe walked out from within the ripples to stand shoulder to shoulder with Chen Xi. Besides the difference in the color of their clothes, they were exactly similar in all other aspects like twins.
Actually, their Soul Cores and memories were the same, so they were like a right hand and the left. They stood shoulder to shoulder and had completely similar thoughts, and this sort of feeling was strange and difficult to describe.
A'xiu looked at Chen Xi, and then looked at his clone before she asked. "How does it feel?"
"Very good." The apricot yellow Daoist robed Chen Xi said, "Because I have the assistance of my experiences in cultivating and comprehension, my clone has already broken through to the Rebirth Realm."
A month in the outside world was almost a year in the world of stars and coupled with the assistance of the blood crystals from the Lightning Spirit, it was impossible for the body refinement cultivation of this clone of his to not improve repeatedly.
A'xiu seemed to be stunned and couldn't help but stretch out her snow white little hand with the intention of pinching the face of the apricot yellow Daoist robed Chen Xi to confirm that this fellow was real.
But she didn't succeed before being stopped by Chen Xi, and he said angrily, "What're you doing!?"
A'xiu frowned, and then tilted her head as she muttered in a low voice. "Fortunately, this fellow succeeded in cultivating it, otherwise, if an accident were to have happened, I would surely be embarrassed to death…"
Chen Xi said with astonishment, "What did you say?"
A wisp of a bad premonition suddenly gushed out into his heart. What does she mean by 'fortunately' succeeded in cultivating it? What does she mean by if an accident were to happen?
Could it be that she wasn't sure if this Worldmend Technique could be cultivated successfully before she handed it to me!?
Chen Xi's face darkened when he thought up to here.
A'xiu spoke hurriedly in a clear voice. "Hey, don't misunderstand me. I never cultivated this Worldmend Technique in the past, so I naturally didn't dare be sure that you'll be able to cultivate it successfully. But I can guarantee that this cultivation technique is absolutely genuine!"
The more she explained, the more Chen Xi felt she couldn't be trusted, and he asked with a gloomy expression. "Tell me the truth. Where did you get this Worldmend Technique?"
A'xiu said with a serious expression, "I took it from my home. What's wrong with that?"
Chen Xi felt his head ache every time he saw A'xiu like this, and he didn't know if this young woman was really so candid or was she feigning ignorance because her reply was so serious yet so irrelevant.
"Then where is your home?" Chen Xi asked angrily.
"Why!? Are you going to drag me back home?" A'xiu instantly became vigilant like a terrified kitten, and she stared vigilantly at Chen Xi.
Chen Xi held his forehead and was completely speechless. Your strength is so terrifying, so who would possibly be capable of dragging you back home?
But through these words, he was able to faintly find out that this mysterious green dressed young woman before him had probably snuck out from home.
"Alright, I'll be leaving first." A'xiu patted her hands and grinned as she looked at Chen Xi before turning and leaving.
"You're leaving just like that? Didn't you say you have an urgent matter to discuss with me?" said Chen Xi with surprise.
"I've already finished asked what I wanted to ask, and there's nothing else." A'xiu didn't even turn around as she said swiftly, "Besides that, be more careful when you go out. But even then, you've already cultivated the Worldmend Technique successfully. So even if your main body dies, it's fine so long as your clone survives…"
Chen Xi was stunned, and he kept having the feeling that A'xiu's final words were pointing to something.
He pondered for a long time before putting his clone away, and then he went to look for Meng Wei and Mo Ya. He told them to be at ease and cultivate in the West Radiance Peak, and he would be leaving to carry out an assignment three days from now and would return very quickly, so there was no need to worry.
After that, he went to look for Huo Molei and the others, and he told them that in the event Mu Kui and Ling Bai should return, they should ask Mu Kui and Ling Bai to wait in the West Radiance Peak until he returns from carrying out the assignment.
Three days later.
Chen Xi transformed into a ray of light that left the sect.
Under the clear blue sky, a treasured vessel crushed the waves of air in the sky as it moved through the clouds.
Chen Xi laid carefreely on the stern of the ship and was reading through a jade slip. Mottled sunlight that was like gold dust sprayed onto his body while a refreshing breeze blew gently, and it caused his dense long hair to flutter about.
"Rivercenter Kingdom, Stone Beam City. Xiahou Qing, the eldest son of the distinguished cultivation clan, the Xiahou Clan. Innately born with an extraordinary physique, 14 years old, intelligent, acute, and possesses the reputation as 'Stone Beam's Golden Dragon.'
"Willow Kingdom, the Prime Minister's daughter, Hua Xueying. 16 years old, possesses the extraordinary natural talent of the 'Proudfrost Jade Body…'
"Phoenixglow Ridge, Yellow Paulownia Town, the son of the huntsman Zhang Jiuzhen. 12 years old, possesses a resolute mentality and an extraordinary physique that carries the strength to tear apart a tiger…"
This jade slip listed no less than a few thousand names, and all of them were geniuses below the age of 16. They either possessed superb physiques or extraordinary natural talent, and it caused Chen Xi to click his tongue with admiration and be unable to help but sigh with emotion. This word is so large that there's probably no lack of all sorts of geniuses.
In the next moment, Chen Xi seemed to have noticed something, and he was slightly stunned.
A little bit below the center of the list was the words - At the side of the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain, Marquis Wen's Estate's Junior Marquis, Wen Hua. 14 years old, born with the Goldstar Body, possesses a resolute disposition, matured intelligence, and so on and so forth.
Chen Xi didn't care about the Goldstar Body. Even though a person that possessed such a physique was innately capable of grasping the Grand Dao of Metal and was extremely rare, to Chen Xi who'd seen countless peerless and monstrous geniuses, such natural endowment was nothing to him.
He really cared about the words 'Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain'!"
These words drew out a string of past events that had been hidden in his mind for a long time, and it caused him to feel a sense of familiarity. He put down the jade slip and took out the Dark Reverie Manual to read it carefully.
In next to no time, Chen Xi's eyes lit up. It really is like that!
The Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain was where the extraordinary sect, the Sky Dao Palace, used to reside at. Unfortunately, around 10,000 years ago, the Sky Dao Palace was obliterated overnight. Its Dao inheritance vanished while it seemed to have evaporated into thin air.
After all, the Sky Dao Palace was ranked amongst the 10 great immortal sects all those years ago, and its Dao inheritance could even be traced back to the primeval times, yet it had actually completely vanished into thin air overnight, causing the entire Dark Reverie to fall into extraordinary shock.
At that time, all the powers in the world had sent people to go investigate, but they came back empty handed in the end. It was even to the extent that the inheritance and treasure vault of the sect had vanished.
This matter had become a mystery that was impossible to solve for a few thousands of years. Even now, it drew many cultivators to head to the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain to search for its treasures.
It was precisely because of the obliteration of the Sky Dao Palace that another extraordinary power, the Truth Embrace Sect, had leaped up to become a new member of the 10 great immortal sects.
This wasn't the key point. The key point was that Chen Xi possessed the key to the treasure vault that was closely linked to the Sky Dao Palace - the Sky Key!
When he thought up to here, Chen Xi stretched out his hand, causing a 3cm long clear colored key to appear in his palm. It was like the color of the clear sky with a surface covered in numerous mysterious talisman markings, and it emanated a green colored glow that were like specks of starlight that were extremely resplendent.
This was the Sky Key, the most precious treasure he obtained from Qian Yuan's Treasure Vault in the depths of the Oceanic Desert within the Darchu Dynasty.
"This treasure is called the Sky Key, it's the only way to open the secret vault of my Sky Dao Palace, and within it is the inheritance treasures of my Sky Dao Palace for over 100,000 years, such as Daoist books, Magic Treasures, medicinal pills, and puppets, and it lacks nothing. I hope that after you obtain the treasures within this secret vault, you can recruit disciples, pass on the Dao and mantle of my Sky Dao Palace, and rebuild my supreme Sky Dao Palace. In this way, I can smile in the nine heavens, sigh."
These words were left behind by the owner of the treasure vault after Chen Xi obtained the Sky Key, and he still remembered it clearly in his mind.
At that time, Ling Bai had even said that merely the Sect Guarding Grand Formation of the Sky Dao Palace was a terrifying grand formation formed from over 10,000 top-grade heaven-rank swords and nine Immortal Swords. Even a Heavenly Immortal Realm expert would be unable to escape with his life.
It was obvious how terrifying that resources and strength of the Sky Dao Palace was from this.
"Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain, I'll head there!" Chen Xi put the Sky Key away before deciding his destination immediately. If nothing unexpected happened, then the Junior Marquis of Marquis Wen's Estate, Wen Hua, who lived at the side of the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain would naturally become Chen Xi's objective to take as a disciple.
The treasure vessel sped up, and it crushed the layer of clouds as it turned around in the next moment, and it few towards the extreme distance.
"He has finally made an appearance. He made me wait bitterly for five years, he's truly detestable!" Right when Chen Xi had just left, space shook as a few figures appeared.
The person in the lead was a young woman that was beautiful like a painting and had jet black hair that flowed down like a waterfall. She wore a crown that was like a shooting star, feathered clothes with tassels. Her bearing was reserved and tranquil, yet the space between her brows were filled with a noble aura of insufferable arrogance that allowed no disobedience.
It was Baili Yan from the Eternal Spirit Mountain.
Since she lost repeatedly to Chen Xi five years ago, Baili Yan had never left for the sake of finding an opportunity to find out exactly how Chen Xi had comprehended the Eternal Grand Dao.
All her companions had left during these years, and only she and those two old servants had waited until now. Of course, it wasn't that her patience was sufficiently strong, and it was because she was worried she would be unable to give the seniors of the sect an explanation if she returned to the sect just like this.
This was the most fundamental reason.
"I heard a long time ago that this fellow has already been promoted to an elder of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, and he'll be going out to complete the assignments of 'passing down the flame' and 'enforcing justice for the heavens' soon. Now, we've finally waited until the moment he left the sect. Otherwise, if he stays within the Nine Radiance Sword Sect for his entire lifetime, then I would really be helpless against him." Baili Yan gritted her teeth while the resentment and rage suppressed for a long time in her heart was on the verge of erupting.
"Let's go. We'll use the 'Void Shuttle' and follow behind him, and then we'll find an opportunity to capture him!" As she spoke, Baili Yan gestured with her white hand, causing a brilliant silver colored and shuttle shaped magic treasure to soar into the sky, and it emanated a myriad of rays of silver brilliance that enveloped her and the two old servants before instantly vanishing within space.
"Chen Xi! Oh! Chen Xi! I've finally waited until the moment you left the sect… I'll surely kill you this time!" At the peak of a precipitous mountain that towered into the skies within the Heavenflow Dao Sect, Bing Shitian put down the jade slip in his hand before a wisp of fierce and merciless killing intent suffused his starry eyes.