Heavenflow Dao Sect.
At the peak of a precipitous mountain that pierced through the sky.
This peak was called Heavenflow, and there was only an extremely ancient Daoist temple that was quiet and elegant. According to legend, the founding ancestor of the Heavenflow Dao Sect had comprehended the Dao on this peak and created the Heavenflow Dao Sect, leaving behind a Dao inheritance capable of shocking the three dimensions.
On the other hand, since Bing Shitian had descended to the Mortal Dimension in the capacity of an emissary of the Immortal Dimension, this peak had become his temporary place of residence. Thus, this clearly showed how lofty Bing Shitian's status was within the Heavenflow Dao Sect.
When he bid farewell to the Sect Master Lu Beiyu and returned to Heavenflow Peak, he suddenly stopped before the Daoist temple and frowned as if he was thinking about something.
"Go back and tell your master that if he dares to not act as I've instructed once an unexpected event occurs, then don't blame me for paying a visit to his lair and destroying everything he possesses." After a long time, Bing Shitian spoke abruptly with a light and indifferent voice, and he seemed as if he was speaking to himself.
But as soon as he finished speaking, a ripple in the space in the shadows before the Daoist temple arose, and then black mist suffused the air before a thin figure appeared.
This person had a narrow and long face, and his figure was thin and bony. Only his pair of large bell sized eyes were suffused with a gloomy and beautiful sheen.
His countenance was pale, yet his lips were painted in extreme crimson, and it seemed as if it was the stains of blood after drinking fresh blood.
As soon as he appeared, he laughed gloomily. "Oh, don't worry Lord Bing. My Lord will surely not be careless in the slightest towards the matter you've instructed."
"There are only 30 years remaining. You can return now and tell your master that it's time to activate the Netherworld Disk." Bing Shitian nodded and instructed before striding into the Daoist temple.
"Lord Bing, please wait a moment." The thin and handsome man seemed to be anxious and said, "The Netherworld Disk is a matter of great weight. Once it's utilized, it'll throw the Heaven Dao's order into chaos, why don't we activate it when that day arrives?"
Bing Shitian stopped and slowly turned his head around before staring at the man with an emotionless expression, and then he said, "Are you thinking that I'm making a big deal out of nothing?"
"I don't dare, I don't dare." The man's entire body trembled as he hurriedly shook his head.
"Then do as I said!" Bing Shitian spoke coldly before stepping into the Daoist temple and vanishing out of sight.
The thin and handsome man stared blankly for a long time before he puckered his lips with an indifferent expression.
Isn't it just a little fellow that hasn't attained immortality? You're a dignified Golden Immortal, yet you act so carefully. You're truly causing trouble for no reason… He muttered in his heart, yet he still flashed off like a shadow that drifted between the ethereal and reality as he entered into space and vanished.
The Daoist temple was completely pitch black, and there wasn't even a trace of the glow of flames.
Bing Shitian sat cross-legged within it while his expression was like a statue that remained the same for eternity. It was calm, indifferent, and didn't care the slightest emotion.
He liked this sort of darkness.
Just like how he liked the aura of light that Qing Xiuyi emanated.
No one knew how much hard work he'd exerted since cultivating until now to achieve the accomplishments he'd attained. Similarly, no one knew how much hardships he'd endured to live proudly until now.
So he would absolutely not underestimate any opponent, including Chen Xi.
"Junior Brother Lu was right, but he was wrong in one thing. If Xiuyi's thoughts could be swayed by another, then she wouldn't be the woman I love the most.
"So, I can only make arrangements beforehand…"
Within the deep darkness, Bing Shitian slowly closed his eyes as if he'd fused with the darkness, and he didn't emanate even a trace of aura any longer.
"Xiuyi, so many years have passed. Have you still not thought about it clearly?"
"Master, this is something between me and Junior Brother Bing, and I'll deal with it appropriately."
"Then have you already agreed to become Dao Companions with Bing Shitian? I do indeed have no intention to interfere in anything else, but you have to give me an answer to this, right?"
At the rear mountains of the Heavenflow Dao Sect and within a bright and elegant gorge. Flowers and plants grew luxuriantly in the gorge while it was suffused with a rosy glow, causing it to seem like an Immortal Paradise.
Qing Xiuyi who wore simple clothes stood at the banks of a clear stream within the gorge. Her beautiful hair hung down like a waterfall while her picturesque appearance was obscure and enshrouded within immortal mist, causing her bearing to seem even more ethereal.
A middle aged woman stood before her. Her thick and beautiful hair was curled into a bun, her jade white face revealed a dignified appearance, and her eyes were slanted like flying swords, causing her to emanate a sharp and stern aura.
This middle aged woman had the Daoist name, True Jade, and she was a senior that lived in seclusion in the Heavenflow Dao Sect. At the same time, she was Qing Xiuyi's master.
She frowned when she saw Qing Xiuyi keeping silent, and a wisp of displeasure flashed within her eyes before she sighed. "Xiuyi, when you were still a baby that was abandoned outside the Heavenflow Dao Sect all those years ago, it was I that brought you up, passed down cultivation techniques to you, and guided you in cultivation. You're already like my own flesh and blood to me."
She paused for a moment before she raised her head and looked at Qing Xiuyi with a complicated expression as she said, "Even a crow knows to disgorge its food to feed its parents. Your actions truly make my heart feel cold."
"Master…" Qing Xiuyi opened her mouth before closing it once more, yet her beautiful jade white face had a dim expression.
"Alright, I won't continue persuading you. There are over 30 years until the agreed upon day from all those years ago. Meditate and stay within the sect during this period of time. At that time, I'll personally preside over the ceremony to unite you and Bing Shitian as Dao Companions." Qing Xiuyi's reaction caused True Jade to be unable to help but frown, and she had a puzzled and enraged expression that carried a wisp of dissatisfaction. In the end, it transformed into resolution before she turned and left.
As she looked at True Jade's figure that vanished from her field of vision, Qing Xiuyi stared blankly for a long time before she puckered her lips and sighed, and then she left this gorge as well.
Nine Radiance Sword Sect.
Chen Xi looked up at the sky, and he had a tranquil and indifferent expression as he gazed at the violet tribulation cloud that was dispersing and vanishing. Even though he stood there silently, yet his entire body revealed an indescribable and awe-inspiring aura.
He was like an emperor that was inspecting his territory, and absolute power lay within a single thought of his.
It was a restrained yet dignified aura, and it could be roughly described as holding the world in the palm of his hands.
This was an expert at the 8th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm!
A Peak Sovereign of the Mortal Dimension. Only a small group of living beings in the entire world were capable of attaining this level.
Presently, the Blackhole World within his body had become boundlessly vast, and it was brilliant and gorgeous. Mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, stars, the sun, the moon, the features of the world, and all the living beings, everything circulated within this world and revealed flourishing, prosperous, and abundant vitality.
The numerous Grand Dao profundities were like numerous divine chains that suffused and interwove with the surroundings of the Blackhole World, and they formed into a myriad of strands of energy of talisman markings that caused the Blackhole World to become even more resplendent.
This was like a complete world that was condensed within his Dantian and controlled by Chen Xi's thoughts. He was the creator of this place, the supreme overlord, and it was also the source of his strength!
Right when Chen Xi was inspected his body, a vast energy suddenly surged from behind him. It tore through the sky and instantly arrived behind him, and the terrifying fluctuation from it caused the vital energy in his entire body to suddenly starting seething.
Without the slightest hesitation, he flipped his palm and slapped out.
This attack that seemed to be struck casually contained boundless profundities, and it had already condensed Chen Xi's current strength completely, causing it to be completely developed within this palm strike.
A figure was suddenly struck out from space and staggered over 100m back. Everywhere the figure passed, space crumbled while the surroundings fell into chaos. Obviously, this strike caused the person to suffer an extremely great counteracting force.
"Sect Master?" Chen Xi turned his head and noticed that the person who attack was actually the Sect Master, Wen Huating, and he couldn't help but be slightly surprised before coming to an understanding that this was the Sect Master testing his strength.
"You little fellow, you're really a freak!"
Wen Huating tidied his messy clothes and walked forward with a bitter smile. But when his gaze was extremely brilliant when he looked at Chen Xi, and it revealed indescribable admiration and wonder.
He praised generously. "I've already stayed in the 8th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm for almost 600 years and a launched a surprise attack, yet I wasn't a match for the might of a single strike from you. With such might, there's surely no one in the Earthly Immortal Realm that's a match for you!"
"Haha! The Sect Master actually admitted being inferior to someone. This is extremely rare."
"Oh, this is a fact. It seems to me that the Sect Master has no choice but to accept it."
"If other experts at the 8th level of the Earthly Immortal Realm are Peak Sovereigns, then Chen Xi can be called a sovereign amongst sovereigns!"
The higher-ups of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect arrived while accompanied by roaring laughter, and they smiled as they looked at Chen Xi with gazes that emanated dense admiration and happiness.
Possessing such an outstanding disciple in the sect caused all of them to be extremely gratified and unable to conceal their delight.
Chen Xi cupped his fists and smiled when he saw this. "Greetings, Seniors."
Hix expression was composed, and he remained indifferent while faced with overwhelming favor.
"Chen Xi, even though repeatedly advancing in strength is a good thing, but you have to spend time to properly temper it until you're capable of controlling it easily. Only in this way would you be able to exert your entire strength as you desire." Wen Huating reminded.
Chen Xi replied. "Thank you, Sect Master, for your guidance. That's exactly what I intend to do. I'll be heading to the Bloodsoul Sword Cave during the remaining time to completely sharpen my cultivation into combat strength."
"That couldn't be any better." Wen Huating smiled, and then he pondered briefly before he said, "I have a Chaotic Magic Artifact in my possession. Feel free to come look for me if you need it." When he spoke up to here, Wen Huating revealed a wisp of arrogance as he said, "Even though our Nine Radiance Sword Sect isn't as formidable as the Heavenflow Dao Sect, and we've lost our reliance in the Immortal Dimension, in terms of resources and reserves, we aren't inferior to any power in the world!"
"Chen Xi, be at ease and do what you need to do. With all of us old fellows here, you must not put yourself to inconvenience and feel free to ask for anything you need," said Elder Lie Peng.
"Exactly, exactly." The other elders spoke successively with sincerity.
Chen Xi stared blankly at this scene, and he was greatly moved in his heart while his entire body was enveloped in extreme warmth. He took a deep breath and bowed to all of them.
Even though it was silent, it was sufficient to display his intentions.
At this moment, he knew that he'd become one with the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, and they were connected like flesh and bone.