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Talisman Emperor
Chapter 2044 – Ming

Chen Xi had deduced all the profundities of this Shaman Formation a long time ago. So, as soon as he acted at this moment, his movements were precisely, swift, and extremely skillful. It was like he’d practices countless times before this.
Circle after circle of strange light that seemed like ripples could be clearly seen from the ancient altar while expanse after expanse of dense and obscure Shaman Markings lit up.
“I’ll kill you! Kill you!” The mysterious woman rebuked with extreme rage. It was impossible to imagine exactly what sort of reason made her persist on stopping Chen Xi right now.
However, Chen Xi didn’t care about all of that.
They were going to suffer calamity in a moment, so if he didn’t give it a shot, then he would really die while full of regrets.
Bang!
The entire world within the furnace shook violently. It was like the end of the world was about to descend, and even the air was filled with a terrifying aura of destruction.
The woman coughed up another mouthful of blood from the impact, and she was like a piece of straw amidst tempestuous waves and was on the verge of being drowned.
Daolord Xu Tuo’s hoarse and joyful laughter resounded outside the furnace, and he seemed to be venting the rage of gloominess that had been accumulated in his heart for a long time.
His laughter resounded incessantly like the cries of a Nightbird, and it was ear piercing and jarring.
Bang!
The furnace howled and wailed as if it was being corroded by a terrifying force yet also seemed like it was immersed in lava, and it was on the verge of being melted. It was in an extremely dangerous situation.
“No! No!!” The mysterious woman actually seemed as if she wasn’t aware of all this danger, and her dim and black pupils were staring at Chen Xi who was on the altar while her voice carried a wisp of sadness, a sense of loss, and extreme unwillingness. “You’ll destroy it….”
“Heretic! Die!” Suddenly Xu Tuo shouted loudly, and then the Furnace of Karmic Luck suddenly stopped moving. It seemed to be on the verge of shattering and would be destroyed in a moment.
At practically the exact same moment, an obscure sound resounded from between Chen Xi’s lips. It seemed as if it possessed magic as it caused a myriad of strands of blazing light to suddenly surge from the ancient altar while countless obscure Shaman Markings erupted like fireworks.
In the next moment, the entire Furnace of Karmic Luck emanated an extremely grand tune of the Dao while it seemed as if it had been reborn, and it emanated an unparalleled glow!
“Dammit! What….” Xu Tuo roared with extremely shock and rage, and he seemed to have been caught off guard.
Bang!
After that, Chen Xi felt his entire body shudder, and he had the misconception that he’d been swept into a spatial vortex. It was long like an entire era, yet it also felt like only a moment had passed.
After that, the world here recovered its calm and tranquil atmosphere while both the terrifying aura and Xu Tuo’s howls had vanished.
Chen Xi sat on the altar while gasping rapidly for breath, and he stared blankly ahead in silence. Earlier, it was simply like walking by death’s door, and he couldn’t help but still feel fearful after overcoming the danger he faced just now.
“You are… actually able to control the Shaman God Furnace!” The woman’s voice resounded, and it carried a strand of wonder and disbelief.
Chen Xi answered casually. “I told you just now, but you seemed to not believe me.”
He turned his head to look over at her, yet he saw her figure sway before her eyes actually closed while she fell unconscious.
This shocked Chen XI, and he hurriedly stood up and went over to her, He checked her condition briefly, and he couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief when he noticed that there was no threat to her life.
This woman had fled from Xu Tuo’s pursuit for an entire seven years of time, so it was obvious how numerous the injuries and blows she suffered throughout this period would have been.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel a surge of pity when he thought of this. If it wasn’t for her, I would have probably perished a long time ago, right?
Meanwhile, Chen Xi’s gaze glanced over inadvertently, and then his body couldn’t help but shake because he finally saw her appearance clearly!
She possessed an extremely picturesque appearance that had a unique beauty of its own. The fine outline of her face was angular as if it was carved from jade, and it gave others the feeling that she was elegant and aloof.
She had red lips that were puckered together lightly, a straight nose, a round and clear forehead, and jet black hair that hung down loosely. It made her emanate charm that took one’s breath away.
Such beauty was simply like the divine workmanship of nature, and it was simply as beautiful as something that could only be created by the greatest artists. It seemed to be something beyond this world, and Chen Xi couldn’t help but be slightly stunned at the sight of it.
He returned to his senses after a short while, and then he couldn’t help but exclaim with admiration. Perhaps she can’t reign supreme throughout the world if it’s based solely on her appearance, but if her extraordinary, pure, and aloof bearing were to be included, then she would simply be capable of making any woman feel inferior before her!
In next to no time, Chen Xi restrained his thoughts, took a deep breath, and started meditating.
The calamity that arrived abruptly just now had been resolved, but Chen Xi wasn’t sure whether Xu Tuo would catch up again later.
So, he didn’t dare slack off at all.

Time flowed by swiftly, and almost a year had passed before he even realized it. During this period, Chen Xi had almost completely recovered from his injuries, and it was at least capable of utilizing 80% of his combat strength. He believed it wouldn’t be long before he could recover completely.
At the same time, Chen Xi’s comprehension of the profundities within the Seal of the Illusion was advancing by leaps and bounds. According to his estimations, another three months of time would be sufficient for him to completely comprehend all the profundities it contained.
At that time, advancing to the Sixth Star Region Lord Realm would happen naturally.
The only thing that worried Chen Xi was that the mysterious woman still hadn’t woken up until now. Fortunately, her aura was clearly much stronger than before, so Chen Xi didn’t have to worry that much.
Of course, the most fortunate thing was definitely that it had been calm and tranquil throughout this period. They hadn’t encountered any further danger, and even Daoist Xu Tuo seemed to have vanished as well.
However, according to Chen Xi’s understanding of Daoist Xu Tuo, he was sure that as an extraordinary figure at the Daolord Realm, Xu Tuo would definitely be unwilling to give up just like that!

Another half a year of time passed in the blink of an eye.
In the world suffused with mist within the furnace, Chen Xi was standing upright on the ancient altar while he seemed to be sizing something up.
Presently, not only had his injuries healed completely, he’d even fully refined and absorbed the inheritances within the Seal of the Illusion two months ago, allowing his cultivation to break through into the Sixth Star Region Lord Realm, and his cultivation had undergone another tremendous transformation.
If he were to go against Ling Wei and the other four red robed Grand Priest again right now, then even if he was still unable to go against them, he would be sufficiently confident in his ability to escape, and if he was merely facing a single Ninth Star Region Lord, then it would naturally be nothing difficult to him!
At this moment, Chen Xi was utilizing the ancient altar to observe the outside world. The ancient altar was a natural Shaman Formation of Karmic Luck, and he merely had to control it in order to have a clear view of the outside world.
Just like this very moment. Chen Xi was able to sense that they were flying through the boundless starry sky, and the stars in this expanse of the starry sky were dazzling while the starry sky itself was vast and deathly silent. There was no danger here at all.
However, Chen Xi was worried because he didn’t recognize this place!
In other words, the pathway they were flying on right now had long since diverged from the path that Wu Xuechan and Tang Xian had prepared for him.
This meant that if they were to continue flying forward without an objective, then it was very likely for them to get completely lost here and be unable to find the path back to the Ancient God Domain!
The Sovereign Sect…. The Sovereign Sect…. One day, I’ll definitely make all of you pay in blood! When he thought about how all of this had been caused by the Sovereign Sect, he couldn’t help but arouse hatred in his heart.
Meanwhile, the mysterious woman who’d been in deep sleep until now had suddenly yawned and woke up.
This caused Chen Xi’s spirits to be refreshed, and he instantly felt extremely delighted as he walked over and said, “You’re awake?”
The mysterious opened her pure pitch black pupils and was briefly stunned before she hurriedly struggled up to her feet, and then she said coldly, “How long was I unconscious for?”
“One and a half years.” Chen Xi shrugged.
“One and a half years….” The woman muttered while strands of grew mist coiled around her once more, causing her to seem dreamlike.
“How could you know ho to control… the Shaman God Furnace?” The woman suddenly raised her head while her black pupils shot over like blades and locked onto Chen Xi. Obviously, she was completely conscious right now, and she’d recalled everything that occurred before she fainted.
The Shaman God Furnace was the name of the Furnace of Karmic Luck that they resided in right now.
“Would you believe me if I told you that I know all the secret techniques passed down within the Shaman Era?” Chen Xi replied with a question.
The woman was stunned while her ink black brows knit together. A long time passed before she said, “Since you can control the Shaman God Furnace, then you’re definitely telling the truth.”
The reason she provided was actually so simply. It seemed like being able to control the Shaman God Furnace was much more important than possessing all the profundities and inheritances of the Shaman Era.
Chen Xi smiled and said, “Right, I’m Chen Xi. I still haven’t asked your name, Miss.”
The woman said casually. “Ming.”
“Ming?” Chen Xi couldn’t help but be surprised because this name was slightly unique. However, when he thought about how she was from the last era, the Shaman Era, he didn’t feel it was that strange anymore.
“I know who you are. You’re the Savior who possesses the River Diagram.” Ming was silent for a moment before she said calmly, “I’m also aware that you’ve been to the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, and you’re the only Savior who has emerged from the Door of the Last Days.”
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed imperceptibly, and he was extremely surprised in his heart. Never had he imagined that this woman would actually know about such secrets.
Ming continued. “According to my deductions, you’re the person I’ve been constantly searching for.”
Chen Xi was astounded. “Me? For what?”
“I’ve experienced the obliteration of an era, and I’ve searched through countless years of time. All I seek is to transcend.” Ming’s gaze was deep and suffused with an ethereal glow. “I originally thought that I would perish with regret, but never had I imaged that this opportunity would actually be hidden in the ninth era, and you’re the only person who has the ability to activate that opportunity.”
“What… exactly are you trying to say?” Chen Xi frowned.
Ming fell silent once more. After a long time passed, she suddenly raised her head while a firm and obstinate expression surged out from her black pupils. “Help me find the Ultimate Path towards the Dao. I want to enter the eternal cycle of Samsara and return to the 8th era no matter the cost, even if I have to be reborn as an ordinary person. This… is my way of transcendence!”
Chen Xi’s heart shook.