When he arrived at the Bloodsoul Sword Cave for the first time, Chen Xi found out about the background of the sword cave from Chen Langya.
According to rumor, when the Nine Radiance Sword Sect was built in the primeval times, the Primeval Divine Lotus had unfortunately perished while charging into a supreme realm, and its body transformed into a good and evil half.
The evil half of its strength condensed into an Immortal Sword with monstrous killing intent, whereas the good half of its strength transformed into righteous energy that formed the Bloodsoul Sword Cave that suppressed the Immortal Sword.
The Immortal Sword represented the slaughter and blood caused by the Primeval Divine Lotus during its entire lifetime, and the bloodsouls in every single level of the sword cave were condensed into form from the overflowing blood qi in this sword.
The sword cave represented the righteousness and wisdom of the Primeval Divine Lotus during its entire lifetime. It stood in this place to establish a supreme foundation for the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, and it remained even after experiencing the passage of countless years.
The Chaotic Source Crystals within it weren't differentiated as good or evil. They were condensed from the Chaotic Essence within the Primeval Divine Lotus's body, and it had fallen into the 55th to 99th level of the sword cave.
When he arrived at the ancient grand formation beneath the pool of lightning on the 60th level the last time, Chen Xi had once gathered three sword shaped Chaotic Source Crystals, and he'd used this to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament to the point of being comparable to an Immortal Artifact.
But it was precisely during that time that he'd suffered the assault of that mysterious and terrifying figure.
Chen Xi still clearly remembered that if it wasn't for him wearing the Nethermist Feathered Armor, he would have almost been annihilated. At that time, he'd sworn that once he'd attained a greater cultivation, he would surely return to annihilate that person.
On the other hand, that person was extremely arrogant and said that he was waiting for Chen Xi to come kill him at the 99th level of the sword cave.
I've come now, yet that fellow is gone. He wouldn't have really gone and hid in the 99th level, right? Chen Xi pondered deeply for a long time yet was unable to figure it out, so he couldn't help but feel slightly disappointed.
The Bloodsoul Sword Cave was divided into 99 levels.
The lower one went, the more terrifying the strengths of the Bloodsoul distributed in the level would be. Chen Xi was truly unable to imagine if someone had arrived at the 99th level from the ancient times until now.
On the other hand, that terrifying and mysterious figure had actually been suppressed in the final level of the sword cave, so it was obvious how terrifying that person's strength was.
Nevermind, it's better to go temper myself in the next level of the sword cave… Chen Xi shook his head, and then he stopped thinking about it before turning and leaving.
Besides carrying the intent to take revenge, he'd come to the sword cave this time mainly for the sake of tempering his strength. He wanted to see exactly what extent his combat strength had attained after he advanced into the Earthly Immortal Realm.
However, right at the instant he turned around, a wisp of indescribably terrifying aura suddenly suffused his heart, and the extremely lethal aura caused the hairs on his entire body to stand on end.
Chen Xi's expression swiftly turned grim while he executed the art of teleportation without the slightest hesitation with the intent of dodging. However, to his astonishment, the space in his surroundings seemed to have been sealed up, and it transformed into a plate of steel, causing him to actually have a powerless feeling of having nowhere to run.
It felt as if the strength in his entire body had been sealed up, and he was like a bug that was stuck on a large web. Not to mention struggle, he didn't even have the strength to lift a finger!
How terrifying was this?
After all, Chen Xi was capable of annihilating 5th level Earthly Immortal Realm experts while still at the Nether Transformation Realm. Now that he'd advanced to the Earthly Immortal Realm, his strength had risen explosively by more than double. So, not to mention annihilating a 6th level Earthly Immortal Realm expert, he was utterly unafraid even if he were to face a 7th level Earthly Immortal Realm expert.
Yet now, he was actually instantly immobilized and unable to move in the slightest!
Exactly how terrifying is this person's strength?
Chen Xi instantly understood that he'd underestimated the terrifying and mysterious figure that was suppressed here, and that person's strength was so terrifying that it absolutely exceeded the Earthly Immortal Realm!
Otherwise, he would absolutely have at least a slight chance to struggle, unlike now.
His heart instantly fell to rock bottom.
"Little Fellow! So what if you've advanced into the Earthly Immortal Realm? You're still weak like an ant before me." Suddenly, sharp and hoarse sarcastic laughter sounded out, and it rumbled and shook his eardrums.
"Hiding like a rat! No matter how formidable you are, you're just a despicable fellow." Chen Xi heaved a sigh of relief when he heard this. At the very least, this person didn't have the intention to kill him right away.
"Hmph! I executed a supremely profound technique to capture you from the 99th level. Could it be that it's still considered as hiding like a rat?" The voice grunted coldly.
The 99th level of the sword cave!
Chen Xi was shocked when he heard this because this was the 60th level of the sword cave, and besides the entrance and exit, every single level of the sword cave seemed as if it was separated by a world! This fellow was actually able to break through the layer after layer of spatial shackles and broke through the wall of the sword cave. Exactly how terrifying is his cultivation?
Most importantly, Chen Xi clearly remembered that when he came here last, this person's strength was far less terrifying than this. Otherwise, it would have been utterly impossible for him to escape.
Why has his strength actually become so terrifying after just a few years of time?
Exactly what sort of existence is he?
A Heavenly Immortal?
A Mysterious Immortal?
Chen Xi was unable to imagined it because it had already exceeded the scope of his knowledge.
"Little Fellow, be obedient and come to the 99th level according to my instruction. So long as I'm able to escape, I'll spare your life, alright?" The sharp and hoarse voice suddenly became warm and bright. Every single word was like the profound tune of the Grand Dao that struck straight at the heart, and it felt like listening to a sage chanting and carried an aura that caused others to submit willingly.
But Chen Xi's current cultivation in the Dao Heart was extremely deep, and he'd attained the Heart Soul realm since a long time ago, so how could he possibly be bewitched? Chen Xi said directly, "I can help you, but first tell me who exactly you are?"
"Me?" The voice was stunned and suddenly fell into silence before he gnashed his teeth and spoke after a long time. "Who am I? I'm the Founding Ancestor of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect. I once slaughtered the gods and devils of the world with my sword and annihilated the sages and Buddhas far and wide. As a disciple of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, you actually don't know who I am?"
His voice carried surging resentment that caused Chen Xi's heart to jerk. Most shocking of it all was that the person actually called himself the Founding Ancestor of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect!
But right after that, Chen Xi calmed down because it was utterly impossible. How could there possibly be a Founding Ancestor that was suppressed within his own sect? So the person was obviously making up lies.
"Since you're so extraordinary, how did you end up trapped here?" asked Chen Xi. As he spoke, he tried to struggle, yet was still unable to bring forward a shred of strength, and his entire body was like a stone statue that remained unmoving.
"It was all because of that traitor, Dao Lotus!" The voice shouted explosively without the slightest hesitation. "If it wasn't for that bastard Dao Lotus deceiving everyone all those years ago and converging the strength of the entire sect to form a plan to trap me, how could I possibly be confined here?"
Chen Xi suddenly recalled the scene when he stepped onto the top of the Lotus Platform for the first time, and he recalled the green robed young man that carried a light and indifferent bearing.
It was precisely because of Dao Lotus that he'd comprehended the method to command all the various Grand Dao profundities he possessed with the Dao of Talismans, and he obtained the supreme inheritance of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, the Allheaven Truth.
But most importantly, he clearly remembered that Dao Lotus said he was formed from a lotus petal of a Divine Lotus during the times of chaos, and he was shapeless and was only a strand of divine intent.
Why would Dao Lotus trap this terrifying and mysterious figure?
It's surely impossible!
Obviously, this fellow had intentionally made unfounded charges.
But this allowed Chen Xi to suddenly understand that this terrifying and mysterious figure being suppressed here all those years ago was surely related to Dao Lotus.
Otherwise, this fellow's voice wouldn't carry such great resentment when mentioning Dao Lotus.
These thoughts flashed in his heart. In the next moment, Chen Xi asked. "With my strength, I seem to be utterly incapable of helping you, right?"
"Your strength really is weak. If I draw support from your strength, then I can only dream of escaping." The voice mocked Chen Xi bluntly, and then he said, "I didn't take a fancy to your strength, but the Allheaven Truth that you've cultivated!"
Chen Xi's pupils constricted. "The Allheaven Truth?"
"Exactly. Only by completely comprehending it would I be able to break through the restrictions that were personally set up by Dao Lotus and escape!" When he spoke up to here, the voice threatened. "Don't tell me you don't have the Allheaven Truth because you emanate a trace of Dao Lotus's aura, and you're utterly incapable of concealing it from me! If it wasn't for that, do you think I would exhaust my strength to capture a little fellow like you?"
Chen Xi's eyes narrowed slightly, and he went silent for a moment before he said, "How profound is the Allheaven Truth, so how could I possible grasp it completely? But, even though I can't grasp it, I have a lotus petal that has the Allheaven Truth recorded on it."
"What!?" The voice seemed to be extremely shocked and cried out. "Dao Lotus actually gave such a divine treasure to you? Quickly! Quickly let me see it!" The voice carried a trace of urgency.
As soon as the voice finished resounding out, Chen Xi felt his body become lighter, and he was barely able to exert a trace of strength. But it was still utterly impossible for him to escape.
But he didn't intend to flee like this. With a flip of his palm, a golden and bright lotus petal that seemed to be made of pure gold appeared, and it emanated strands of a gentle sheen of divinity.
"It really is it! HAHAHA! The heavens are kind!"
In the next moment, Chen Xi saw something flash before his eyes, and then a figure appeared before him.
This was a handsome young man in black clothes who had blood red long hair. His pupils were deep and suffused with an extremely devilish sheen, and his entire body carried an extremely evil, gloomy, and surly feeling.
He wasn't real but a phantom. But when Chen Xi laid eyes of him, Chen Xi's entire body still couldn't help but go cold as if he was facing a monstrously evil devil.
Most astounding to Chen Xi was the appearance of this black clothed and blood red haired young man was actually exactly similar to Dao Lotus!
There's absolutely no mistaking it!
Besides their imposing aura being completely different, their appearances are completely alike!
What's going on?
Chen Xi's pupils constricted rapidly, and he felt slight disbelief.
"Hahaha! What would I need you for now that I have this lotus petal?" The black robed young man roared with laughter. He possessed an unbridled bearing, and his handsome face was covered in an evil and gloomy expression.
In the next moment, his fingers formed a claw before it clawed down fiercely from the top of Chen Xi's head!