The clear sky was collapsing and turning dull while destructive energy surged through space, a matchlessly large blackhole appeared in the sky above the martial practice grounds and revolved madly as if devouring the terrifying airflow that raged through the surroundings.
This was merely caused by the collision of the force from the sword and fist!
When everyone saw this scene clearly, they saw a fist charge towards Chen Xi's chest. No one could describe its might, and it seemed to be a fist that penetrated through the ages and carried the might of time.
"Kill!" Chen Xi lightly spat out a single word, and it was like countless people were gathered around and shouting madly. The Talisman Armament slashed down to meet the fist.
An enormous bang that shook the heavens and the earth resounded out within the entire Gorge of Heroes and reverberated through the nine heavens. The sound spread throughout the surroundings and caused everyone to feel as if their eardrums were on the verge of exploding apart, and they saw stars dance before their eyes while their minds droned.
After a short moment, the aftershock spread out. Chen Xi's entire body was blasted flying, and his seven apertures were bleeding, the skin on his entire body was cracked, and his vital energy was practically on the verge of collapse when he fell on the ground.
His miserable appearance was simply even more inferior to a beggar from the mortal world.
But at this moment, no one dared to laugh, and no one even dared to make a sound. The gazes of everyone were focused on that weak figure on the ground, and their hearts were filled with boundless shock.
No one had expected that under such an enormous gap in strength, Chen Xi would actually really be able to resist three punches from Bai Jingchen!
Could anyone amongst the disciples of the same generation that were present here accomplish this?
Bai Hong was unable, Bai Juan was unable, Bai Qun was unable as well…
Amongst everyone present, perhaps only the higher-ups of the Bai Clan were capable of accomplishing this. But their strength and experience far exceeded Chen Xi and couldn't be compared with him.
Thus, everyone present was shocked.
Amidst an expanse of deathly silence, Chen Xi's entire body trembled before he slowly and with difficulty crawled up before sitting cross-legged, and then he didn't make any further movements.
His blood was still flowing, and it gurgled and suffused the ground.
However, his backbone was still ramrod straight, and it was like a pillar that even the sky couldn't bend.
Bai Jingchen restrained his imposing aura and returned to his lazy appearance. But when his gaze looked towards Chen Xi, he couldn't help but reveal a wisp of true admiration and amazement.
He knew how heavy those three punches of his were!
But Chen Xi was actually able to resist them head on, and this was something he never expected earlier because in his understanding, it was sufficient to make him look at Chen Xi in a different light if Chen Xi was able to resist two punches from him.
Yet now, the essence, spirit, and energy that Chen Xi revealed, and the battle intent that was interwoven from unyieldingness and will didn't just make him look at Chen Xi in a different light, he was moved and shocked.
Meanwhile, Elder Bai Cheng made a move personally to drive away the disciples of the Bai Clan, and the entire martial practice grounds returned to calm once more.
Ling Bai and the others wanted to go over and help Chen Xi attend to his injuries, yet they were stopped by Bai Jingchen, and he shook his head and said, "Allow him to comprehend silently, otherwise he would have suffered this beating for nothing."
Ling Bai and the others didn't leave when they heard this, and they guarded silently by Chen Xi's side. They knew that Chen Xi couldn't be disturbed in the slightest at this moment.
Xixi stayed behind as well. She squatted there while holding up her small face and staring unblinkingly at Chen Xi who was bathed in blood and seemed like a statue.
His appearance was extremely miserable, and the injuries on his body were horrifying, but Xixi felt that this was a true man!
Bai Jingchen smiled when he saw this, and then he left with Bai Wanqing.
"How was it? Will he be able to defeat Bing Shitian a few tens of years from now?" asked Bai Wanqing.
"It's very difficult to say." After pondering deeply for a long time, Bai Jingchen sighed. "His natural talent is something I've rarely seen in my entire life. Unfortunately, he has cultivated for too short a period of time, whereas Bing Shitian has already been cultivating in his path of towards the Dao for a few thousands of years. Even though it's only a clone, it's even more formidable than an expert at the 9th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm. Chen Xi can only defeat him if Chen Xi is able to undergo a transformation in an extremely short period of time."
"Is Bing Shitian really so formidable?" Bai Wanqing frowned.
"He isn't just formidable. When that kid was cultivating in the Heavenflow Dao Sect all those years ago, he was a peerless and extraordinary genius. But his limelight was completely covered by Qing Xiuyi, so most people overlooked his existence." Bai Jingchen said slowly, "When he ascended to become a Heavenly Immortal and arrived at the Immortal Dimension, he finally revealed his natural talent that shocked the world. Moreover, he became a famous genius in the Immortal Dimension in a very short period of time. This is obvious from his ability to obtain the decree of the Immortal Dimension and descend to the Mortal Dimension as an emissary."
When he spoke up to here, Bai Jingchen thought for a moment and said with a smile, "Of course, if Chen Xi is able to understand how he should control his strength from these three punches, then perhaps he'll be able to gain a slightly higher chance of success."
"But his low cultivation is still the key that's holding him back from victory, right?" Bai Wanqing continued.
Bai Jingchen went silent, and he said after a short moment, "This was what I said earlier. This kid has cultivated for too short a period of time. If he's given some time, then perhaps he'll be able to create a miracle of an Earthly Immortal defeating the clone of a Heavenly Immortal."
"A miracle?" Bai Wanqing was stunned, and then she pondered for a long time with a frown on her face before she suddenly started laughing. Her gaze was extremely deep and surged with a dazzling expression. "Have miracles ever been rare for him?"
Bai Jingchen roared with laughter and said, "Right, being able to become the inheritor of Oracle Mountain itself is a miracle."
As he spoke, he patted Bai Wanqing on the shoulder and said, "Don't worry. Those three punches of mine have already clearly told him what he should do in the future. Relying on his comprehension ability, it isn't difficult for him to see through the key within those punches."
Bai Wanqing nodded and said abruptly, "Thank you."
Bai Jingchen stared at her and derided. "I'm your big brother, is there any need to thank me?"
Bai Wanqing smiled like a tender and lovely bud that bloomed after the rain, and she was beautiful and moving. She held Bai Jingchen's arm and chuckled. "Then I'll rely on you for my entire lifetime. You can't disregard me."
Bai Jingchen roared with laughter, and he couldn't help but recall the time when he was young.
Chen Xi sat cross-legged on the ground while boundless and intense pain surged throughout his body like the tide, and it felt like a myriad of ants devouring his heart while the indescribably intense pain caused him to find it difficult to maintain steady breathing.
Actually, no matter how heavy the injury he suffered, he was able to easily get rid of this pain with his current cultivation, yet he didn't do this.
Because doing that would indirectly weaken his will to fight and cause his senses towards the dangers in the outside world to become dull, and it wasn't worth it.
Amidst an expanse of intense pain, Chen Xi tried his best to converge his mind to adjust the vital energy in his body that was on the verge of collapse.
The heavy injury he suffered this time caused his tendons to be broken inch by inch, his apertures to be damaged, his flesh to crack open, and even his Blackhole World was affected, causing the originally vast and magnificent scene within it to become disorderly and ruined.
Only his soul was repaired in time by the River Diagram fragments after it suffered a heavy injury, so not only did it maintain a peak state, it even improved to become even stronger.
It was precisely because of the strength of his soul that his senses towards the injuries in his body was much sharper than an ordinary person, so the pain he suffered was even more enormous.
But all of this was worth it.
Even though this battle only consisted of three strikes, the experience he learned from it was much more precious than entering closed door cultivation for a hundred years.
The first punch broke his limits.
The second allowed him to understand how to utilize his own strength.
The third had already risen into a state of battle, and it was an opposition of will.
All in all, Chen Xi understood that so long as he transformed everything he comprehended today into his own experience, then his strength would undergo a transformation!
One month later, Chen Xi's injuries were completely healed while he seemed as if he'd been reborn. His bearing was steady, plain, and even more extraordinary, yet he emanated an oppressive aura of his own.
"It's time to leave." Chen Xi muttered.
He urgently wanted to return to the sect and enter into closed door cultivation so that he could reorganize everything he'd learned in these recent years before preparing to head to the Heavenflow Dao Sect in a few tens of years from now.
If he wasn't wrong, then there was only over 60 years left before the time of the bet between him and Bing Shitian.
So he didn't delay any longer. After he recovered from his injuries, Chen Xi looked for Bai Wanqing and indicated his intention to leave.
Bai Wanqing didn't persuade him to stay and just instructed him to be careful because so long as he was alive, there was hope for everything. So he shouldn't act impulsively.
Chen Xi remembered it in his heart.
But right when he was about to leave, Bai Jingchen came looking for him, and Meng Wei and Mo Ya were by his side.
"Leave these clansmen of the Ninth Hell Tribe in the Bai Clan." Bai Jingchen said bluntly, "They're inborn warriors and pure blooded descendants of Fiendgods. Leaving them by your side will only waste their ability."
Chen Xi was stunned, yet he looked at Meng Wei and Mo Ya instead.
"We…" Meng Wei seemed to find it difficult say.
"We've already decided to stay here." Mo Ya spoke from the side. She'd always been frank by nature, and she was a capable and mature woman.
"Alright!" Chen Xi went silent for a long time before agreeing in the end.
He knew that over a million clansmen of their tribe had died miserably at the hands of the Xeno-race, and all of this caused it so that they were bound to be unwilling to live peaceful lives.
In other words, the flames of revenge for their clansmen had never been extinguished in their hearts.
They were able to follow along with the warriors of the Bai Clan here to slaughter their way into the Outerealm Battlefield and vent the resentment in their hearts while taking revenge for their clansmen that had passed on.
"Hmph! Little Fellow, don't be ungrateful. With the training of my Bai Clan, these clansmen of the Ninth Hell Tribe will absolutely amaze the world and become renowned." Bai Jingchen grunted.
Chen Xi shook his head. "I only wish that they're safe and sound, and I have no other requests."
Bai Jingchen was stunned and didn't say anything further.
Meng Wei and Mo Ya were extremely moved, and indescribable warmth surged in their hearts. Both of them swore in their hearts that once they took revenge for their clansmen, they would wholeheartedly follow by Chen Xi's side and serve him faithfully!
Because their lives were given to them by Chen Xi, and even though Chen Xi didn't say anything, how could they dare forget it?
One day later.
Chen Xi left the Bai Clan with Ling Bai, Mu Kui, Bai Kui, A'Man, and Mortis, and they returned to the Nine Radiance Sword Sect.
It was also on this day that a 30km tall divine radiance suddenly charged out from North Star Peak within the Heavenflow Dao Sect, and it charged into the sky before a myriad of colorful rain of light descended.
The entire Heavenflow Dao Sect was stirred because all of them were clearly aware that Qing Xiuyi had come out from her closed door cultivation!