Outside the ice mountain.
Zhou Yuan gently patted the spatial bag at his waist, unable to conceal the satisfied smile on his face because there were four strands of Alpha Spiritium inside.
Four strands of Alpha Spiritium was worth over 4000 ordinary strands of Spritium, a haul that far surpassed everything they had collected previously.
He lifted his head and looked at Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong. Two teams had already assembled behind them, ready to leave at any moment.
Zhou Yuan grinned and said, “It’s been great working together.”
Yuan Kun grinned as well as he bumped fists with Zhou Yuan, while Jiu Gong seemed indifferent. She had regained her previous cold and prideful look, but after some hesitation, she said, “I have something to tell you. I met Xu Ming in one of the earlier domains. He had eliminated one of your teams and had injured or killed about a dozen members in the process. The leader of that team should be your mountain pavilion master, Han Yuan.”
As someone from the Xuanji Region, Jiu Gong was very well informed about the Tianyuan Region. Hence, it was not strange for her to recognize Han Yuan.
The smile on Zhou Yuan’s face turned rigid. Normally speaking, although everyone was a fellow competitor in the tournament, most of the main teams had their pride and would not take things too far.
Just like Xue Jingtao from the Zixiao Region Zhou Yuan had met previously. Although Zhou Yuan was not fond of him, he had not eliminated his entire team or taken any of their lives. This was not purely because of Su Youwei but also because it was an unspoken rule among the participants.
Main teams should face other main teams, and there was no need to be too ruthless towards the other teams unless the other party was untactful.
Given Zhou Yuan’s understanding of Han Yuan’s character, he was definitely someone who could endure humiliation and would most certainly yield against someone like Xu Ming.
Despite this, Xu Ming had eliminated the entire team and had even made them suffer some losses.
This was truly too much.
Was it because of the slight disagreement they had previously? Xu Ming is truly both cruel and arrogant to the limit...
Zhou Yuan sighed. The truth was that with the exception of a few members from the Wind Pavilion, he was not too familiar with everyone else. It was very unlikely for him to feel much for them. However, he was the chief pavilion master of the Tianyuan Region and their generation’s leader; hence, he was responsible for their protection.
Xu Ming’s actions were most likely a provocation.
Zhou Yuan lowered his gaze before he looked towards Jiu Gong and said, “Thank you.”
His tone was calm, but Jiu Gong’s and Yuan Kung’s pupils shrank slightly. They could hear a chilling killing intent in his voice. Xu Ming’s actions had evidently angered him.
Yuan Kun remarked, “Xu Ming is still as unscrupulous as before.”
Jiu Gong stared at Zhou Yuan and said, “Just don’t blame me for standing by and doing nothing when the time comes.”
If the time came, she would naturally have the power to stop them, but she would not because she was not obligated to do so. Moreover, all there was between them was this one joint operation. It was not enough reason for her to pit herself against Xu Ming.
Although it wasn’t nice to hear, it was the truth.
Zhou Yuan shook his head and said, “I’m not that delusional.”
Jiu Gong nodded. Zhou Yuan was not someone who did not understand their circumstances, after all. She said, “This domain has already been cleaned out, so let us part ways here. Who knows whether we’ll be enemies or allies when we next meet.”
They had chosen to cooperate in this domain because the Fallen Shadow stationed here was too powerful. If not for its presence, Jiu Gong would have definitely monopolized everything, and a tough fight would have likely awaited Zhou Yuan and Yuan Kun if they wanted to contest.
Therefore, who knew whether they would be friends or enemies the next time they met.
“We’ll see each other again.” Zhou Yuan nodded.
Jiu Gong decisively turned around and swiftly left with her team.
Yuan Kun grinned and said, “Zhou Yuan, if we meet Xu Ming together, we can join forces and give him a beating. He’s been an eyesore for a long time.”
Zhou Yuan gave a slight nod in response.
After a little more conversation, Yuan Kun left in a carefree manner.
Zhou Yuan was silent for a while as he watched the two teams leave. He did not plan to leave immediately because he wanted to absorb the Fallen Shadow’s Genesis Orb to see if he could unblock his ninth Divine Dwelling.
With this decision made, he turned around and sat down on the ice mountain’s summit. He adjusted his condition in preparation to absorb the Fallen Shadow’s Genesis Orb.
Yi Qiushui spread the team out, positioning them around Zhou Yuan.
Half an incense stick of time passed. However, just as Zhou Yuan was slowly getting into a calm state of mind, he suddenly heard alarmed, panicked noises and a strange disturbance.
His eyes abruptly opened.
“What’s going on?” He immediately looked towards Yi Qiushui as Genesis Qi surged around him.
Yi Qiushui was gazing at the sky in panic. Numerous other members were doing the same. Zhou Yuan immediately raised his head and looked at the sky, only for his pupils to shrink.
An enormous spatial crack was slowly tearing open in the sky, looking like a giant sinister mouth. Near-solid wind howled within it and devastated the surroundings.
At closer inspection, it was not wind but Genesis Qi that had been condensed to the limit!
“This is…” Zhou Yuan gravely stared at the giant spatial crack. After some silence, he slowly said, “A super domain is opening?!”
“Super domain?!” Yi Qiushui and the others cried out in surprise.
The Fallen Abyss was divided into numerous mini domains like the one Zhou Yuan and his team were currently situated in. Above high-class mini domains was the super domain.
It was said that the super domain would only open once a certain number of teams obtained Alpha Spiritium. In other words, the spatial crack above their heads had likely appeared above other teams that had Alpha Spiritium. This meant that numerous strong teams would be able to enter the super domain through the giant spatial crack.
Of course, the opportunities and resources in the super domain were not merely limited to Alpha Spiritium.
The opening of the super domain symbolized that the nine regions tournament had entered its second phase. The clashes in the super domain would determine the tournament’s final rankings.
Zhou Yuan concentrated on the spatial crack as excitement burned in his eyes.
Compared to the super domain, the domain he was currently in was destitute.
Of course, with so many strong experts gathering, the competition would intensify beyond one’s imagination.
Zhou Yuan suddenly heard the wind swoosh and looked over to find Jiu Gong and Yuan Kun rushing over with their teams. Even from a distance, he could still see the joy and excitement on Jiu Gong’s and Yuan Kun’s faces.
Evidently, the opening of the super domain was also out of their expectations, and its opening meant that the tournament’s greatest battles would soon begin.
Zhou Yuan could not help but chuckle, “It seems that it’s not time for us to part yet…”
Meanwhile, outside the Fallen Abyss.
The dozen or so seated Law Domain stage experts suddenly opened their eyes. They gazed at the compass before them, their expressions trembling for an instant. They then waved their sleeves, and light blossomed from the compass and slowly formed a giant screen.
Within the screen seemed to be a vast ancient domain.
The Law Domain experts narrowed their eyes, which flickered with a sliver of interest.
“Has the super domain finally opened?”
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