When Chen Xi returned to the 9th level of the Grand Deduction Tower, he noticed Gu Liushui and the others laying all over the ground, and all of them had swollen lumps at the back of their heads, causing it to be extremely amusing.
A wisp of a strange expression appeared on the corners of Chen Xi's mouth. Could it be that all of this was done by the tiny cauldron? When he thought up to here, his gaze swept towards the surroundings as he said, "Senior?"
No one replied.
Chen Xi was stunned. Could it be that the tiny cauldron has left?
"Kill the people on the ground and leave." Right at this moment, a voice sounded out from the surrounding space, and it was precisely the voice of the tiny cauldron.
Chen Xi instantly heaved a sigh of relief. Truthfully speaking, he was really unwilling to see the tiny cauldron leave after being with it for such a long period of time. In his heart, even though the tiny cauldron had become long-winded and like the nag now, its status in his heart hadn't changed.
Without the slightest hesitation, the Talisman Armament in his hand swung about repeatedly as he slit the throat of Gu Liushui and the others, and he acted resolutely and without showing the slightest mercy.
Since the moment they ascended the Grand Deduction Tower, they had become mortal enemies, and Chen Xi firmly believed that if it was him lying there on the ground, he would absolutely die without a doubt.
As for the young masters and young miss from the Immortal Dimension, Nan Xiuchong, Wenren Ye, Cao He, and Chu Xiao, even though they had extraordinary backgrounds, they deserved to die for offending Chen Xi.
"Let's go." After he did all of this, Chen Xi put the Talisman Armament away and intended to leave the 9th level.
"Nevermind, my strength hasn't recovered yet, so I'll let them off this time." The tiny cauldron's voice sounded out while it still didn't show itself.
"Senior, what do you mean by this? Could it be that they aren't dead?" Chen Xi was stunned, and then he lowered his head to look at the numerous corpses on the ground. The vitality in these bodies had dried up, and it was utterly impossible for them to come back from life.
"Those are little fellows from the Immortal Dimension, and they have a strand of soul stored within the Immortal Dimension. So unless you slaughter your way into their sects and annihilate their souls, otherwise, they will still survive." The tiny cauldron spoke calmly.
"What!?" Chen Xi was shocked because it was the first time he'd heard this. If it's really like this, then people from the Immortal Dimension only have to store a strand of their soul in their sects and wouldn't they be impossible to kill?
"Only great sects are capable of this. Moreover, after they're reborn from the strand of their soul, they can only start cultivating from the beginning, so it has its own advantages and disadvantages." Then tiny cauldron explained.
Chen Xi came to an understanding, and then he seemed to have thought of something and asked. "Senior, then what about the Earthgod's Seal in Gu Liushui's possession?"
"I ate it." The tiny cauldron's reply was extremely direct.
Chen Xi was stunned, and he was extremely helpless because what else could he do since it was already eaten?
But right after that, he suddenly realized that the tiny cauldron's voice seemed to have returned back to normal, and it was flat, indifferent, and without the slightest emotion.
Could it be that the tiny cauldron's defect has been healed?
Chen Xi deduced that it was probably related to the tiny cauldron's consumption of those peerless divine treasures because even the Earthgod's Seal had been munched down by it, so if it was still long-winded and nagged like a bitter woman, it really couldn't be justified…
"Let's go." Right at this moment, a wisp of fluctuation arose in space as the tiny cauldron appeared, and it flashed before vanished into Chen Xi's clothes.
"Alright!" Chen Xi nodded before his figure flashed, and he'd already charged into the expanse of void before him.
Earlier, Chen Xi had witnessed the process of the River Diagram Fragments utilizing his body to repair the entire Grand Deduction Tower, so he'd obtained a clear understanding of the talisman diagrams and restrictions in the tower. Thus, he naturally didn't have to worry about having no path to return to the 8th level.
It was even to the extent that if he were to ascend the tower from the 1st level once again, then he would absolutely have no need to rely on any external sources of strength to easily arrive at the 10th level!
Fortunately, this kid didn't notice that I've become fat. Otherwise, it would be too embarrassing… The tiny cauldron's chubby body that was like a water balloon shrunk back within the clothes on Chen Xi's chest, and it hid itself even deeper than before.
At the 8th level of the Grand Deduction Tower, Luo Zixuan was like an ant on a hot pan as he walked up and down without end, and the space between his brows was filled with anxiousness and rage. "I wonder which step of the 9th level's stairway has that little bastard ascended to…"
The battle between Mysterious Immortal Realm expert beneath the stairway had gone on for an entire two hours now.
Up until this point in the battle, Liang Bing and Teng Lan were already covered in blood while the space between their brows were filled with exhaustion. No matter how strong the conviction in their hearts was, under the circumstances that there was a wide gap in combat strength between the two sides, a declining state couldn't be avoided.
It was even to the extent that it was slightly shocking to Luo Zhanbei and the others that Teng Lan and Liang Bing were able to persist until now.
But the more it was like this, the greater the killing intent in the hearts of Luo Zhanbei and the others was because once such an opponent were to escape, it would lead to boundless future troubles!
So not only did they not ease up, their attacks became even swifter and fiercer.
The scene before his eyes was that of Teng Lan and Liang Bing being like two leaves that were floating on the ocean, and they were struck repeatedly by the violent waves, yet even though they seemed to be on the verge of sinking, they still struggled tenaciously and were unable to accept their fate.
Luo Zixuan became even more restless as he watched this scene, causing his face to warp while he muttered madly. "Those pieces of trash! They weren't even able to kill a little bastard?! If he's really able to ascend the 10th level…"
When he thought up to here, Luo Zixuan's entire body froze, and he was unable to move any longer. However, his expression gradually returned to calm. "Even if that little bastard really obtains that cultivation technique, there still seems to be room to turn the situation around. We just have to wait here and kill him on his way down before plundering that cultivation technique from his possession!"
Luo Zixuan took a deep breath while the restlessness in his heart was completely wiped away, causing his entire body to be at ease.
He even slightly hoped that Gu Liushui and the others died there because in this way, there wouldn't be anyone to share the fruits of his success any longer.
'Third Martial Ancestor and Seniors, don't kill that little bitch. I want to marry her because if I don't train her to the point of being obedient like a dog, I won't be able to display my ability!" Luo Zixuan glanced at Liang Bing while he emitted gloomy and ghastly loud laughter, and his voice carried faint indecency.
"Hahaha! That's very good!" Luo Zhanbei roared with laughter.
He was countless times more experienced than Luo Zixuan, so he was naturally aware that at this time, the cultivation technique in the 10th level had most probably fallen into the hands of another, so changing their strategy and waiting here to kill the person was the right path to take.
The expressions of Gu Jiuzhen and Yin Biyun remained indifferent, and they didn't say anything. In any case, Liang Bing falling into Luo Zixuan's hands was no different than killing her, and it was even more tormenting than death.
As for the black robed man, he didn't speak from the beginning until the end, and his imposing aura was ghastly and ruthless.
"Luo Zixuan, because of what you said, I'll drag you down with me even if I die!" Liang Bing's eyes were icy cold, and her soft voice revealed ruthlessness.
Luo Zhanbei seized the moment she spoke and grasped this opportunity to flash forward before his fists smashed fiercely towards Liang Bing's shoulders like two mountains, and he blasted her flying.
While still in midair, Liang Bing couldn't refrain from spitting out a mouthful of blood, causing her beautiful face to go pale while the bones in her entire body seemed to be on the verge of displacement. At this point in the battle, she was already exhausted and after suffering this heavy blow, if it wasn't for her firm will, she would have probably fainted instantaneously.
"Seize this opportunity to capture her!"
When they saw this, Gu Jiuzhen and Yin Biyun made a move at the same time, and they chased up with the intention of capturing Liang Bing in one go.
"How dare you!" Suddenly, Teng Lan roared furiously while his eyes almost split open as two lines of tears of blood flowed down, and he actually disregarded his own safety to leap over to before Liang Bing and use his own back to forcefully resist their attacks.
The bones in Teng Lan's entire body shattered inch by inch, causing blood to flow from his seven apertures, whereas his entire body flew out uncontrollably and smashed fiercely on the wall. His countenance was translucent and white like wax, and even his breathing became difficult.
At this moment, not to mention a Mysterious Immortal, even an ordinary person was capable of taking his life.
"Uncle Lan!" Liang Bing's face that was usually icy cold and overbearing finally changed. She cried out in shock while she flashed over to Teng Lan's side, and she was unable to restrain tears from flowing out in a row from her eyes.
"Hahaha! Third Martial Ancestor, quickly capture that little bitch!" Luo Zixuan stood on the stone stairway while roaring endlessly with laughter, and he revealed an unrestrained bearing.
"What's so difficult about that?" Luo Zhanbei roared with laughter as well, and he was just about to move forward when his eyes focused before he suddenly looked behind Luo Zixuan.
Right at this moment, an unexpected event occurred.
A figure suddenly appeared from the void behind the stone stairway, and this figure was like a bolt of lightning that carried a wisp of a cold glow that slashed down at Luo Zixuan.
Luo Zixuan was horrified and practically flashed down the stairway instinctively.
Unfortunately, he was still a step too slow, and his right arm was severed by the sudden sword strike, causing a rain of blood to spray in the air while he emitted an extremely miserable shrill cry as he staggered to the ground.
Meanwhile, everyone clearly saw the person that had come. This figure was tall and carried an extraordinary bearing, and it was precisely Chen Xi.
Liang Bing stood on guard before Teng Lan with a sorrowful expression, and her entire body shook when she saw Chen Xi appear. But when she recalled her current situation, her eyes instantly dimmed down. At this moment, even if he has obtained the cultivation technique in the 10th level, how can we escape the encirclement of these bastards?
"Eldest Young Miss, quickly… Quickly leave with Chen Xi… I… I'll help both of you slaughter…slaughter out a trace of the opportunity to survive!" Teng Lan gasped rapidly for breath while he spoke in an extremely anxious manner, and his voice seemed to be squeezed out from the gaps between his teeth and seemed to be so difficult.
As he spoke, he wanted to exert all his strength to move his body. But in the end, he fell heavily on the ground while he revealed a dismal expression. The corners of his mouth wriggled for a long time, yet he didn't say another word in the end.
His heart was filled with rage and self-blame, and he felt he was too useless at this moment!
"Uncle Lan, don't move anymore. We'll surely be able to survive!" Liang Bing had a pained expression as she hurriedly stopped Teng Lan's actions.
On the other side, when he saw the person who severed his arm was actually Chen Xi, Luo Zixuan's expression instantly warped and turned savage as he roared. "Third Martial Ancestor, grab this damnable bastard! You must not allow him to escape!"
This was simply a waste of breath because Chen Xi was too valuable to Luo Zhanbei, the black robed man, Gu Jiuzhen, and Yin Biyun, and he was even more valuable than Liang Bing and Teng Lan to them, so how could they possibly allow him to escape?
"Fellow Daoist Gu, Fellow Daoist Yin, both of you continue attacking Liang Bing and Teng Lan, and you must capture her alive. As for this kid, I'll deal with him!" Luo Zhanbei shouted loudly.
As he spoke, he'd already charged forward explosively and vanished in midair with a swish. In the next moment, he appeared before Chen Xi, and his palm grabbed fiercely towards Chen Xi's throat!