The treasured vessel flew in midair, yet its speed had lowered greatly.
No one spoke in the vessel, causing the atmosphere in it to seem depressed.
Ling Bai stood silently at the stern with a livid expression, and his gaze was icy cold and fierce. His fists that were enveloped beneath his sleeve were clenched together tightly while his nails had sunk deep into his palm, causing a line of scarlet red blood to pour down, yet he seemed to be completely unaware.
Bai Kui laid lazily and weakly by Ling Bai's side, and he seemed as if he couldn't even be bothered to open his eyes.
Mu Kui glanced at Ling Bai and Bai Kui with worry, and the space between his brows revealed a wisp of gloominess and rage.
A'Man deviated from his usual behavior and was sitting cross-legged on the ground with a calm expression. He was doing his best to cultivate, and circle after circle of thick and formidable fluctuations were rising from his body.
Meng Wei and Mo Ya were silent as well. Both of them were silently supervising the cultivation of the youths from the Ninth Hell Tribe. The battle from before was too terrifying, and even though they didn't suffer any material harm, the souls of the youths had been affected. So if they didn't repair it in time, it would probably leave behind injuries that couldn't be healed.
On the other hand, Chen Xi was calmly refining the Talisman Armament.
The might of the Talisman Armament was already slightly more formidable than an ordinary Immortal Artifact, yet it was far from completely unearthing the potential of the Talisman Armament because the five Divine Talismans that resided within the Talisman Armament hadn't arrived at the state of being able to 'communicate with the gods.'
But that step was too far away. Chen Xi had to at least be at the Heavenly Immortal Realm to sense these so-called 'gods of the world,' so he was continuing to unearth and expand the potential of the Talisman Armament now.
His methods were very simple, it was to inscribe the Darklightning Divine Talisman, Demonspirit Divine Talisman, Phoenixwind Divine Talisman, and Eastern Myrtle Divine Talisman on the Talisman Armament.
Just like the five element divine talismans from before, these four new divine talismans were similarly from the inheritance of Oracle Mountain. But they were passed down to the four great figures that created the Talisman Dimension by the Founding Ancestor of Oracle Mountain, Fuxi. It was precisely because of this that those four divine talismans had become the inherited secret technique of the Liang, Gu, Yin, and Luo Clans.
While he was in the Talisman Dimension, Li Yang had passed down these four divine talismans to Chen Xi, and at this point, he'd already grasped the technique of inscribing nine divine talismans.
According to Chen Xi's estimations, when these four divine talismans were inscribed completely, it would be time to improve the quality of the Talisman Armament once again. At that time, he only had to gather sufficient immortal materials to improve the might of the Talisman Armament to a completely new level.
On the vessel, everyone tended to their own matters, causing the atmosphere to seem even more oppressive.
Only Mortis seemed to be completely ignorant to everything in the surroundings.
The appearance of Saint Emperor Gui Su and the departure of A'xiu had caused a ball of the flames of rage to burn in the hearts of everyone including Chen Xi, and it was from their dissatisfaction towards their own strength.
Perhaps their strength as a whole already stood proudly at the peak of the Mortal Dimension. But when facing a terrifying existence like Saint Emperor Gui Su, they were still like ants that couldn't withstand a single blow, and they were weak and powerless.
That feeling of having their fate grasped in the hands of others and being trampled on at will caused all of them to feel extremely furious and aggrieved, and they didn't want to experience it a second time.
So they started to consciously scrutinize themselves once more. They stopped being over absorbed in the past, and they placed their gazes further into the distance.
A few hours later.
A vast and lofty mountain range appeared within their fields of vision, and it was like a spinal cord that lay across the heavens and the earth. Moreover, the peaks of the mountains were suffused with dense violet colored Immortal Energy.
When looking down at this mountain range from high above in the sky, it was like an enormous dragon residing that with a winding figure that was filled with the violet qi of kings. Every day when the sun rose, these mountains would be enveloped in a layer of violet colored mist that was solemn, heavy, and revealed the aura of a king.
Violet qi that came from the east. This was a rare paradise where Dragon Veins gathered.
This was the Violet Thistle Mountain Range, the place the Bai Clan resided on, and a place that caused the cultivation world of the Dark Reverie to feel both hate and reverence towards.
At this moment, on a spacious plain between the mountains was a handsome young man in clothes that were whiter than snow and a jade white countenance. He held a jade fan that had designs painted in gold, and the face of the fan had 18 enchanting and charming beauties on it, causing it to be extremely striking.
If it was on the battlefield, then a fellow that was dressed up so flashily would surely become the first target of the enemy because he was too striking. Who else would they kill but him?
Someone that dared to be dressed up so flashily and brazenly stand between the mountains was naturally the disciple of the Bai Clan — Bai Gunan.
He seemed to have been waiting for a long time and was fanning the jade fan in his boredom, and he seemed to be listless. But when he saw the treasured vessel that tore through the sky towards him, his backbone straightened while his eyes lit up, and he was filled with spirit.
"A friend has come from afar, what a pleasure!" He roared with laughter and seemed to be extremely delighted.
This fellow is still so flashy… On the stern, when Chen Xi saw Bai Gunan who wore snow white clothes, had his hair combed meticulously, and held the jade fan with beauties on it, the corners of Chen Xi's mouth couldn't help but curl into a smile.
"Fuck! The Earthly Immortal Realm! Freak!" Bai Gunan leaped up onto the treasured vessel before sizing Chen Xi up from head to toe, and then he couldn't refrain from cursing.
He still remembered that when he and Chen Xi parted in Blaze City that day, Chen Xi's cultivation was only at the Nether Transformation Realm. Now it had only been a little over ten years since they met last, yet Chen Xi had actually advanced into the Earthly Immortal Realm. This caused him to be both envious and shocked, and he warned himself in his heart. I absolutely must not compare myself with this freak because it'll anger me to death…
Bai Gunan had naturally been instructed by Bai Jingchen to wait here and welcome Chen Xi. Of course, if it wasn't Chen Xi that was coming, then with his overbearing character, he wouldn't bring himself down to the point of doing something that a servant ought to do.
"Chen Xi, my Little Aunt has returned. But it's not advisable for her to make an appearance in public. You know as well that no matter what power it is in the world, there's always no lack of struggles within the power. Those stubborn and conservative old fellows have stopped thinking about how to kill enemies in the Outerealm Battlefield, and they've instead put their energy on internal strife. Unfortunately, this sort of thing can't be avoided in my Bai Clan as well." After they engaged in some small talk, Bai Gunan roughly told Chen Xi about the situation in the Bai Clan.
According to what Bai Gunan said, the internal strife of the Bai Clan seemed to have formed into two factions. One faction was led by the Patriarch, Bai Jingchen, whereas the other faction was led by the Grand Elder, Bai Cheng.
Moreover, the root of this internal strife was actually related to Chen Xi as well.
It was very simple. The Grand Elder's faction was on extremely friendly terms with the Zuoqiu Clan. Moreover, they'd received the instructions of the Zuoqiu Clan on many occasions since a long time ago that they should severe all connections with Zuoqiu Xue, and at the necessary moment, they even had to apprehend and kill some enemies of the Zuoqiu Clan like Chen Xi and his father, Chen Lingjun, and play the role of spokesmen of the Zuoqiu Clan in the Mortal Dimension.
On the other hand, Bai Jingchen's faction didn't intend to attach themselves to anyone, nor had they thought of climbing up the tree that was the Zuoqiu Clan. But because of Bai Wanqing, Bai Jingchen's faction sided more towards Zuoqiu Xue.
Of course, it was merely in terms of attitude. After all, Zuoqiu Xue's whereabouts were unknown, and no one knew if she'd been captured back to the Zuoqiu Clan.
All of this was something that Chen Xi had never heard of in the past, and he just found out from Bai Gunan at this moment, causing his heart to feel even heavier.
Even people from an ancient and great power like the Bai Clan that no one in the Dark Reverie dared to offend were willing to play the role of underlings for the Zuoqiu Clan, so it obviously displayed how terrifying the might the Zuoqiu Clan possessed.
"So in this way, my arrival to the Bai Clan this time might be me jumping into a pit of flames?" Chen Xi restrained his thoughts and asked calmly.
Bai Gunan roared with laughter, and then he patted his chest while he said in a heroic manner, "Don't worry, you have me. If anyone dares to fucking touch a hair on your body, then I'll break his fucking legs!"
Chen Xi's brows raised.
But before he could say anything, Bai Gunan changed the topic and chuckled. "Of course, my Bai Clan worships strength to the extreme. So my words are useless sometimes. But you don't have to worry because no one dares to go too far with Uncle and Little Aunt here."
Chen Xi didn't take Bai Gunan's guarantee seriously because the matter of him being the son of Zuoqiu Xue and Chen Lingjun was something that all the higher-ups of the Bai Clan were clearly aware of since the beginning.
So the Grand Elder's faction probably wished for nothing more than to send him on his way to hell.
Of course, whether they dared to play with fire or not in the end depended on whether he could obtain the acknowledgement of the entire Bai Clan. At the bottom of it all, it depended on whether the strength he displayed was sufficiently formidable.
"Right, you have to be careful of these fellows." As he spoke, a Mirage Jade Slip appeared in Bai Gunan's hand. With a flick of his finger, a screen of light shot out from with the jade slip, and then the figure of a thin young man appeared in midair.
This young man had a gloomy appearance, yet he possessed a pair of beautiful peach blossom shaped eyes. The outline of his face was firm as if carved with a blade while his hair had a thick and glossy braid and was coiled into a bun behind his head, causing a plump forehead to be revealed.
The young man's eyes were slightly narrowed while his figure was ramrod straight, and he revealed an indescribable and unique charm. He was like a vicious yet beautiful copperhead snake, and he gave others a ghastly and bloody impression.
"Bai Juan. His cultivation is at the 5th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, and he likes to torture and kill his opponents. He has cultivated for over 700 years now, and he once killed an expert at the 6th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm. Moreover, he only ever experienced a few losses after experiencing countless battles." Bai Gunan introduced this person with a flat tone, yet it allowed Chen Xi to acutely notice a trace of extreme detest from this.
Next, the screen of light emanated from the Mirage Jade Slip changed to reveal a young woman in multicolored clothes. Her hair hung loosely like a waterfall until her waist while her appearance could be considered to be pretty. But the right side of her face was hidden behind a pitch black mask, and this mask was suffused with a metallic and icy cold sheen.
Hair that was snow white and a pitch black mask while her entire body seemed like a murderous and bloodthirsty sword. Coupled with the multicolored clothes, it caused her to reveal beauty that aroused terror in one's heart.
"Bai Hong. Her cultivation is at the 6th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm. She's a sword cultivator that slaughters resolutely, and her hands are dyed with blood. Don't underestimate her because she's a woman because in terms of dangerousness, she's much more terrifying than Bai Juan."
After he introduced Bai Hong in a simple manner, the screen of light emanated from the Mirage Jade Slip in Bai Gunan's hand changed once more to reveal the figures of various people. There was an entire five people. Moreover, all of them had experienced countless battles and were experts that had slaughtered out a path of blood amidst blood and the flames of war, and the weakest amongst them was at the 4th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm.
Bai Gunan subconsciously heaved a sigh of relief when he finished introducing them, and it seemed as if he felt great pressure in his heart when talking about these people. But he was slightly stunned when he looked at Chen Xi.
Because Chen Xi didn't reveal any fear, seriousness, excitement, or any other emotion at all. Chen Xi was calm to the point he simply seemed as if he was emotionless.