Gu Dongchen and Wu Kaiming kept on walking back and forth at the edge of the sinkhole in the forbidden area; their faces laced with anxiety.
There were just three days left until the deadline of the registration. And they knew Chen Xiang already crossed a very difficult ridge and should have entered the Extreme State. However, he still had not come out.
At present, Chen Xiang was frantically absorbing the power bestowed by the martial arts way, and as much twenty days had already passed away, but he still didn't finish absorbing that power. Obviously, the energy was enormous.
Another two days passed, nevertheless, Gu Dongchen and Wu Kaiming had not left. At this instance, it was late at night, the pitch black sky was spotted with glamorous twinkles, along with a bright moon hanging in the sky, basking the entire sky with its moonlight.
Gu Dongchen, who was currently lying on the grass, watching the beautiful starry sky, suddenly heard a roar reverberating inside the sinkhole. It was a drawn-out roar of Chen Xiang which was filled with sufficient energy as though the sound waves carried a very fearsome power and seemed to be giving rise to ripples in the air. Whereas, back in the sinkhole, the ground was actually quaking slightly.
Having heard Chen Xiang’s excited roar, Gu Dongchen and Wu Kaiming were excited. From his roar, they were sure that Chen Xiang had stepped into the Extreme State!
After Chen Xiang opened his eyes, the first thing he did was roared to let out the fearsome power in his body, which was followed by a maniacal nauseating laughter. Upon hearing his laughter, Huang Jintian too burst into a maniac laugh.
Whereas, when Wu Kaiming and Gu Dongchen heard them, they instead felt an excruciating headache. They knew if Chen Xiang ever turned insane, then quite possibly, it would not take long for him to turn the entire Mortal Martial World upside down.
“Fuck, that energy was truly too much!”
Originally, Chen Xiang had only lightened up 500 true element grains within his dantian, but after assimilating the power bestowed by the martial arts way, he actually had 5,000 grains. Although it was ten times from before, his strength by no way meant that it had improved by ten times. On the contrary, it was much, much more. Because the more true element grains he tries to light up, the more difficult it would be and the True Qi he needs to compress will be much more. In other words, the further he tries to congeal the true element grains, the more True Qi he would need.
“Hei hei, now you understand! Since you are cultivating True Qi of five elements, therefore, the energy you obtained was five times more as compared to others. In this point, you have an advantage over the guys who have the King’s Vein, especially, the further you walk on the road of cultivation, you will experience the benefits of simultaneously cultivating multiple attributed True Qi.” Huan Jintian said with a laugh.
Chen Xiang nodded and took a long deep breath before he asked, “How much left until the deadline for the registration!”
“Probably a day or so! In the future, you better stay in this stage for some time. Your divine sense itself is very strong, you had a very high starting point, so your divine in the Extreme State may also be very high! Maybe some day when you are cultivating your divine sense, a strange thing might be created, that strange thing will be precisely the so-called Martial Soul. I will not tell you much about it, as you will understand it yourself by then.” Huang Jintian exhorted.
“Although using my training program, your foundation is stronger, it is still insufficient because you advanced very quickly. Therefore, you must stay at this stage for an extended period of time.”
Chen Xiang solemnly nodded and said, “Master, I will bear it in mind!”
“Well then, quickly get out…”
Huang Jintian voice had yet to fade away before two jets of flame gushed out from Chen Xiang’s feet, bursting forth with an extremely powerful heat which gave rise to a propulsion, making Chen Xiang leap into the sky in the blink of an eye. In this way, he was able to dodge Huang Jintian’s kick.
After entering the Extreme State, the enhancement of Chen Xiang’s flame was most obvious because his Heavenly Sun Fire Spirit could unleash a stronger power only with a more powerful True Qi.
“This brat’s wings have toughened up!” Huang Jintian scoffed.
Gu Dongchen and Wu Kaiming suddenly sensed a gust of heat rushing towards them, whereupon they saw a fiery light suddenly shooting out from the sinkhole. As they raised their heads to look above, they saw Chen Xiang who had his feet wrapped in flames while seemingly an endless amount of two jets of flames were shooting out from underneath his feet in a steady stream, which was making him float in the air.
“Brat, quickly get down, we have to go and register, there is not much time left!” Wu Kaiming shouted. Having noticed that Chen Xiang had become stronger, he was excited in his heart.
Gu Dongchen burst into a jovial laughter: “Soon we will get to see those King’s Vein martial artists wetting their pants from beating.”
Had he not been stopped by his two martial nephews, Chen Xiang would have tried the Vermillion Bird Fire Wings to see how big they were now, for Su Meiyao had told him that the stronger he was, the bigger they would be; maybe they could span across 1,000 li. Whereas, flapping those humongous fire wings could even set off a fiery storm which would have an extensive lethality.
Chen Xiang had spent half a year inside the sinkhole. When he came out, the first thing he did was to take a bath but he didn’t sleep afterward. After entering the Extreme State, he was full of spirit and energy, he could not wait to take the field.
In the silence of midnight, someone humming a tune could be heard, moreover, it was occasionally accompanied by laughter. Wu Qianqian, who was resting in her residence was suddenly awakened by the sounds. Over these days, she too had been waiting for Chen Xiang’s return. She wanted to see Chen Xiang shining in the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet. And now she knew that Chen Xiang had returned, furthermore, he seemed to be very happy, which assured her that he had stepped into the Extreme State,
Thinking this point, Wu Qianqian secretly sighed because she knew that there was once again a big gap between Chen Xiang and her. She had already decided that once the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet ended, she would leave for the place marked on the map given to her by Elder Dan. According to Elder Dan, this place could allow her to become stronger.
Chen Xiang hastily left the Extreme Dan King Courtyard and made his way to the teleportation array along with Wu Kaiming and Gu Dongchen to leave for the Kings’ Mainland where he would register for the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet.
“After the registration, there is going to be a sparring test, after this test, you will enter the second round, in this round, you will be ranked according to the points, and only the top fifty will get to enter the third round…”
Chen Xiang impatiently said, “Little Bald, what kind of martial arts meet is this? Isn’t it a martial arts competition? How come there are so many rounds!”
“Oh, no way! I’m too lazy to explain it to you. Anyway, Young Martial Uncle will understand at that time.” Wu Kaiming said.
Wu Kaiming was responsible for managing the registration process on the Chenwu Mainland. After he had handled Chen Xiang’s procedures, he brought Chen Xiang upon a ginormous combat field.
The combat field was so ginormous that even with Chen Xiang’s current eyesight, he was unable to find the edge of the square.
At this moment, the sun was rising from the east, basking the huge combat field in a red glow which painted a very spectacular scene. Chen Xiang came to know that many fights had already been carried out on this combat field, soaking it with the blood of many genius martial artists of other mainlands.
“Chen Xiang, I never thought that you will truly step into the Extreme State. Well, this is a good news!” An elder suddenly appeared. It was none other than Wang Quan whose teeth had been broken off by Huang Jintian in the past.
Wang Quan was very happy because Chen Xiang was going to be participating in the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet. He would now have the opportunity to make a fool out of Chen Xiang, for he had a lot of confidence in the martial artists with the King’s Vein. He firmly believed that even if Chen Xiang cultivated Tai Chu Subduing Dragon Exercise, he would still be miserably beaten by his disciple.
The matter of Chen Xiang appearing on the very last day to register for the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet very soon spread to various mainlands. It was indeed surprising to everyone, furthermore, it also meant that Chen Xiang had stepped into the Extreme State.
Followed by the registration was the sparring test, only through which the participant could enter the preliminaries. At present, Chen Xiang had stepped into the Extreme State, and the first thing he must do was the cultivate his divine sense to the extreme. And if wanted to cultivate divine sense, he must do so by the means of his body. And that was also why this state was Spirit Martial Realm.
The Spirit Martial Realm was the first state of the Extreme State which was further divided into early stage, intermediate stage, and late stage. Chen Xiang was now in the early stage of Spirit Martial Realm which was the lowest level of the Extreme State. If he did enter the intermediate stage, he would get more power bestowed by the martial arts way.
When Chen Xiang was coming here, he came to learn from Wu Kaiming that the martial artists participating in the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet who had powerful veins also had the same cultivation as him. However, they had stayed at the same level for a long time as compared to him. One needs to bear in mind, that these people were all young and they were also afraid that their foundation would be unstable, so they were consolidating their foundation, lest it would affect their future cultivation.
The sparring test was a martial arts contest with a martial artist of the Kings’ Mainland. If won, it would be an irrefutable proof that the participant possessed enough strength to participate in the preliminaries. Since the number of people registering to participate in the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet was many, it was impossible to let every person directly compare notes with each other, and in order to prevent too many people fighting together, the Kings’ Mainland first tested the registering martial artists’ strength in advance.
Chen Xiang heard that in this test nine out of ten would fail, moreover, the registration fee they had paid would also not be returned. If calculated, the Kings’ Mainland was making a fortune through the Kings’ Martial Arts Meet.
The person who was going to spar with Chen Xiang was a middle-aged man whose entire face was covered in a beard. Whereupon, when he came up, instead of converging his aura, he released, making everyone notice that he was in the Extreme State.
“They actually let us wait for one morning just for finding a right opponent for me. Do they want me to stop here?” Chen Xiang sneered.
“Why don’t you let them see your colors a bit. After all, this big guy has also just entered the Extreme State and he isn’t even a King’s Vein martial artist. You don’t need to worry! The young King’s Vein martial artists are noble and ruthless, and are the best thing through which this old man can show off. Certainly, he is going to wait until the end when the tycoons of various mainlands have gathered to show them.” Wu Kaiming said with a laugh.
Chen Xiang faintly smiled as he stepped forward first: “Little Bald, you are too tender! For now, I should hold my strength back and let them think that I am not overly strong. And when it is the finals, I will reveal my strength and tear their aces into pieces!”
“Do you want to play pig to eat the tiger? Suit yourself, but it won’t be that easy for you to play the pig.” Shaking his head, Wu Kaiming smiled and said.
Chen Xiang stepped onto the martial arts stage. The stage was just a tad bit higher than the ground and was square in shape with a length of thirty Zhang. It was still huge which was enough for the fighters to fight as they like.
Standing upon the stage, Chen Xiang felt that there was some kind of bizarre yet strong power underneath it. He reckoned that it was a powerful array, like a barrier which would protect the bricks, making it impossible to destroy them during a fierce fight.
When Chen Xiang saw such a huge combat field, he felt an itch in his heart. The last time when he destroyed the entire square in the Fragrance CIty, he felt that it was very cool. If he could also destroy the combat field of Kings’ Mainland, it would definitely make the Divine Martial Palace feel a heartache for some time.
“At the center of this combat field, there is also a bigger stage where there are stronger arrays. In here, there are many arrays just like the one laid on the combat stage and needs the top-grade crystal stones to maintain. If you could destroy the entire combat field, the Kings’ Mainland would suffer a tremendous loss because these arrays would also be destroyed! And as you know, these arrays cannot be laid within a day or two.” Long Xueyi mischievously laughed and said. She had noticed what Chen Xiang was thinking.
“Let’s talk about it later!” Chen Xiang looked at the middle-aged man, meanwhile, some people also came over from every direction. As Chen Xiang looked at Wang Quan's side, he noticed that behind him stood some young people; it was quite clear that they were Wang Quan’s apprentices. They wanted to see how strong Chen Xiang was.
“Let’s start!” Wang Quan shouted.
The middle-aged man’s True Qi was quite overbearing and carried a lightning aura. Each of his steps was like lightning, shaking the entire martial arts stage which was also accompanied by peals of thunder one after another. His imposing manner was quite scary. Whereas, his pair of giant fists were wrapped in flashes of lightning which were shooting in every direction. From the very beginning, he had unleashed a very strong power because Wang Quan ordered him to defeat Chen Xiang with the fastest speed.
Meanwhile, when Chen Xiang saw the imposing manner of his opponent, god knows why but his blood suddenly started burning. Now he understood why Wu Kaiming said that it would be not so easy for him to play the pig to eat the tiger, because, under this kind of situation, it was indeed quite difficult to hide his strength. Not to mention, he had just stepped into the Extreme State and had obtained a lot stronger power than before, whereas this power had been suppressed inside his body which needed to be released!
Witnessing the middle-aged man swooping towards Chen Xiang like a thunderbolt, Wang Quan and the others nodded their head, for they were very satisfied with this kind of offense. Not to mention, ordinary people, even if it was the Herculean Family, it would be a little difficult for them to withstand.
Chen Xiang stood still in his place. He was wondering how he was going to hide his true strength. However, in the end, he thought that it would be cooler to beat him in simple and forthright manner, thus, he decided to utilize the strongest power and go all out from the very beginning.
A right hook with lightning flashing in all directions shot towards Chen Xiang’s cheek. When everyone thought that Chen Xiang was going to spew blood from the tyrannical lightning strength, a strange scene appeared.
To everyone’s dismay, the punch wrapped in lightning stopped just right before Chen Xiang’s cheek, seemingly blocked by some kind of power. Meanwhile, there wasn’t an ounce of power being released from any part of Chen Xiang’s body.
The middle-aged man also didn’t know why he stopped, in that moment, he only felt fear. Meanwhile, a monstrous Slaughter Qi suddenly spread from Chen Xiang’s body and enveloped everyone, making everyone feel as though they were inside a battlefield where hundreds of millions of soldiers were killing each other.
The Slaughter Qi was extremely horrifying to the point that the temperature in the surroundings instantly plummeted and made everyone smell an intense Death Qi, making everyone feel as though they were inside a purgatory which was filled with slaughter.
Although Chen Xiang didn’t move, his Slaughtering Heart, on the other hand, was beating. After entering the Extreme State, his Slaughter Qi too had advanced to the extreme, becoming even more terrifying. This was precisely the terrifying part of the White Tiger Divine Exercise.
Just from the Slaughter Qi, he had scared his opponent. This kind of Slaughter Qi already made Wang Quan and the others feel intense trepidation. In their opinion, even for a Nirvana Realm martial artist, it would be difficult for them to possess this kind of Slaughter Qi, unless it was the time of the Great Battle of the Three Realms during which they would frantically slaughter demons and devils. At present, even Wang Quan himself didn’t have this kind slaughtering aura.
“Your lightning is very weak! Let me show you what true lightning power is!” Chen Xiang burst into a mad laughter as he walked towards the retreating middle-aged man.