What Wen Tianshuo said was perfectly logical and reasonable.
The news that he possessed a treasure map related to the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain had been leaked today, and it had probably spread throughout the entire cultivation world by now.
After all, if cultivators wanted to spread a piece of news, it was truly too easy because a standard Transmission Jade Slip would be able to instantly spread it to every corner of the world.
Under these circumstances, Wen Tianshuo's intentions to impatiently enter the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain ahead of schedule was reasonable because if he were to wait for the experts from the outside world to arrive here successively, then the chances of an unexpected event occurring would undoubtedly increase greatly.
It was even to the extent that an overbearing figure might pay a visit to the estate and forcefully demand the treasure map.
But Chen Xi still felt it was slightly strange. After all, he'd just refused taking Wen Hua as his disciple a few hours ago, and with Wen Tianshuo's nature, Wen Tianshuo actually turned around and came looking for him to discuss the matter of entering the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain a short time later. Could it be that there isn't the slightest grievance in his heart?
"Young Hero Chen, to tell you the truth, I'm already aware that you're actually the number one figure in the younger generation of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, Chen Xi. So if I have your assistance, this trip will surely be carried out without effort, and I'll have no fear of any possible danger." Wen Tianshuo said respectfully, "What do you think, Young Hero Chen?"
"Alright." Chen Xi pondered briefly and said, "When are we leaving?"
"Now." Wen Tianshuo was greatly delighted and replied hastily.
"Just you and me?" Chen Xi felt that it was slightly strange, and he kept having the feeling that Wen Tianshuo's reactions were slightly too anxious.
"It's better the less people there are. With Young Hero Chen's strength combined with mine and coupled with the treasure map in my possession, there's entirely no need to find any other assistance. If we're fortunate enough to locate the treasure vault of the Sky Dao Palace, then we'll share it equally, and we don't have to worry about anyone else taking a share." Wen Tianshuo replied swiftly.
Chen Xi chuckled to himself. You only have the treasure map. So even if you locate the treasure vault, you'll probably be unable to enter it without the Sky Key, right?
Of course, he'd already decided that if he was really able to locate the treasure vault of the Sky Dao Palace during this trip, then he wouldn't mind sharing some of the gains with Wen Tianshuo.
"There's no time to lose, let's go."
In the next moment, two flowing lights tore through the night sky, and they flashed towards the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain.
All along the way, Wen Tianshuo noticed to his shock that Chen Xi seemed to be extremely familiar with the path within the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain, and Chen Xi didn't need his guidance at all to fly directly towards their destination.
He couldn't help but ask Chen Xi. "Young Hero Chen, you've…come before to the Sky Dao Abandoned Mountain?"
"Oh, I just happened to have gone around here earlier, and I encountered you when I returned. It was truly a coincidence." Chen Xi nodded and said, "That place with a river shaped in '道' character and a mountain shaped like the head of a dragon is indeed a rare and extraordinary place."
Wen Tianshuo's eyelids couldn't help but twitch when he heard this, and he was slightly anxious. The plan between me and the Heavenflow Dao Sect couldn't have already been noticed by this fellow, right?
He couldn't help but raise his eyes to glance at Chen Xi, yet he noticed Chen Xi's expression remained as normal and didn't seem off, and it caused him to heave a sigh of relief in his heart. But he was still slightly perturbed in his heart.
After all, the operation this time was too shocking, and the slightest mistake might cause him to die a graveless death, and he couldn't help but be anxious.
"Marquis, what's is it? You seem to have a load on your mind?" Chen Xi suddenly turned around and seemed to have thought of something.
"Huh?" Wen Tianshuo was stunned, and then he shook his head and smiled. "I just thought that I might be seeing the Sky Dao Treasure Vault of legend soon, and my mood couldn't help but be slightly worried about what we'll find there."
"Marquis, you have to be careful. Presently, there are many experts concealed nearby the dragon head shaped mountain, and their intentions are obvious. You must not be careless in the slightest." Chen Xi reminded.
"Young Hero Chen is right, it's related to the Sky Dao Palace's treasure vault, and we really can't be careless." Wen Tianshuo nodded repeatedly.
Chen Xi smiled and didn't speak any further.
In next to no time, they were able to see the towering mountain that was shaped like the head of a dragon from afar, and it was lofty and magnificent while bathed until the silver radiance of the moon.
It was at this moment that Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving and concealed himself within the layer of clouds, and he said, "Marquis, there are many cultivators concealed in the mountain ahead, and there's no lack of Earthly Immortal Realm experts amongst them. Why don't you take out the treasure map for us to comprehend it jointly before deciding how to make a move?"
Wen Tianshuo was stunned, and then he said, "Alright, that works as well."
As he spoke, he withdrew a jade slip and passed it over. "I obtained this from an auction house in Corona City half a year ago. I originally thought that it was a cultivation technique, yet never had I imagined that the second half of the jade slip was actually a treasure map. According to what is said within the jade slip, it ought to undoubtedly be the treasure map to enter the Sky Dao Palace's treasure vault."
Chen Xi stretched out his hand to receive it before sizing it up carefully.
Just like Wen Tianshuo had said. This jade slip drew out the patterns of numerous mountains and terrain, and the mountain shaped like the head of a dragon and the '道' character shaped river around the mountain was present within the jade slip.
Moreover, according to the indication of this treasure map, the entrance into the Sky Dao Palace was actually not on the mountain but beneath the '道' character shaped river!
This greatly exceeded Chen Xi's expectations, and the most surprising to him was that there was actually a 300km deep and seemingly bottomless abyss beneath the '道' character shaped river.
This wasn't much. The thing that caused Chen Xi to be surprised was that the deep river wasn't just filled with restrictions, there were even some exceedingly formidable ferocious beasts lurking within it.
Moreover, the deeper one went, the greater the might of the restrictions was, and the greater the strength of those ferocious beasts!
At the bottom of the river was a dark tunnel, and that tunnel was merely the path towards the outer area of the Sky Dao Palace's treasure vault. Besides that, it was filled with numerous barriers, restrictions, and so on and so forth, causing it to be complicated and terrifying to the extreme.
While Chen Xi was carefully examining the treasure map, Wen Tianhua was sizing hi up imperceptibly as well. Wen Tianhua's expression remained as before, but if one were to look carefully, one would notice that his current gaze was changing slightly indeterminately.
This treasure map was real, and Wen Tianshuo hadn't done anything to it. After all, once Chen Xi noticed the slightest error, it might disrupt the plan between him and the Heavenflow Dao Sect, and that wouldn't be worth it.
Now, he was most worried about whether the operation this would be able to achieve success instead!
When he thought up to here, Wen Tianshuo couldn't help but glance towards the distance. The place he glanced at was the vast and mighty river that was sharpened in the form of the character '道', and they had to enter from there if they wanted to search for the treasure vault.
"Looks like this treasure map is probably real." Chen Xi raised his head and let out a long sigh of relief, and his brilliant gaze shot towards the river as well.
"Of course, I wouldn't dare disturb Young Hero Chen if I didn't have some confidence." Wen Tianshuo instantly organized his feelings and replied with a smile on his face.
"Let's make a move now?" asked Chen Xi.
Actually, according to his opinion, it was fine to directly charge over. Because he'd noticed that some cultivators nearby the mountain had noticed something strange about the '道' character shaped river, and they were exploring within the river water.
So they didn't have to worry about any unexpected events happening if they entered at this moment. The only thing they had to worry about was Wen Tianshuo's identity. After all, the entire world knew that Wen Tianshuo possessed a treasure map.
"Daybreak hasn't arrived yet, so if we go under the cover of the night and I disguise myself slightly, my identity will probably not be seen through." Wen Tianshuo was prepared since the beginning, and he executed some sort of secret technique, causing his figure to shake before instantly transforming into a robust man.
Both of them immediately approached the river soundlessly.
The river water was clear and surged with silver colored spindrifts under the moonlight. Chen Xi and Wei Tianshuo stood upright above the river, and they just happened to be standing above the top right hand corner of the '道' character and at the short stroke there.
At this moment, there were many figures distributed all around the surroundings of the river. Some had executed underwater movement techniques to split the surface of the water apart before diving in; some stood at the banks of the river and seemed to be searching for something, and they weren't anxious to make a move.
Moreover, these cultivators seemed to know as well that it was inadvisable to fall into a dispute with the others before the treasure vault was found, so even though their gazes carried vigilance, they didn't disturb each other and got along peacefully with each other.
"I'll go down first." Wen Tianshuo stood above the surface of the river while feeling slightly excited, and his voice carried a trace of trembling and seemed hoarse and low.
"Be careful, this river water isn't ordinary." Chen Xi stretched out his Divine Sense to sweep the river beneath him. To his surprise, the river water seemed to contain a shapeless restriction that actually blocked the detection of his Divine Sense!
Wen Tianshuo didn't reply and seemed to be too impatient to wait, and he leaped into the river water and quickly vanished from sight.
Chen Xi didn't make a move right away when he saw this.
Because, right at the instant when he decided to make a move, a wisp of terror arose and flashed within his heart for no reason or rhyme. This wisp of feeling arrived so suddenly that it caused him to instantly become slightly vigilant.
According to the indication of the treasure map, this river water is an entire 300km deep, and it's densely covered in restrictions and formidable ferocious beasts. Could it be that there are existences within the river that are capable of threatening my life? Chen Xi pondered deeply, and then he executed the Eye of Divine Truth before he bent down to size up the surface of the river.
However, right when his gaze had just touched the surface of the river, it suddenly exploded open and rumbled with an enormous bang that was like a thunderclap that resounded down from the nine heavens.
At the same time, the myriad of splashes of water that sprayed out were even like sharp sword that carried a sharp and fierce howl as they rumbled and spread towards the surroundings, and they seemed like a myriad of swords spreading out and were extremely shocking.
This scene occurred so suddenly, and it occurred on the surface of the river that was less than one meter away from his feet, so even with Chen Xi's reaction speed, he was still caught off guard and dodged repeatedly.
Unfortunately, he was still a step too slow.
A wisp of extremely dazzling and resplendent light suddenly surged out explosively, and it transformed into a screen of light that enveloped Chen Xi's entire body within it.
"The Universal Devil Suppression Sword Formation succeeded!"
"Haha! The kid will be absolutely unable to escape calamity this time!"
"Exactly. It's all thanks to the Marquis's contribution that we're able to smoothly capture this kid today."
"Martial Uncles, don't be careless. It wouldn't be late co celebrate after Chen Xi is crushed."
A wave of clamorous voices seemed to sound out from the horizon. In the next moment, Chen Xi wasn't able to hear the slightest sound any longer, and he seemed to have entered into a world that was separated from the outside world. The scene before him was an endless expanse of whiteness, and he didn't know where he was.