Auden and Anguz were from the Fourth Demon Realm and the Fifth Demon Realm respectively.
Demons had the most rigorous social hierarchy. The most powerful Demon clans would always live in the First Demon Realm.
Auden and Anguz’s clans were fairly new among the Demon clans, and they didn’t have any ninth grade grand patriarchs. It was only natural that they didn’t qualify to move into the First or Second Demon Realm.
For this reason, they weren’t part of the main forces in this battle of the Domain of Nether Heaven.
Instead, the two of them had been charged with the task of searching the non-battle zones of the Domain of Nether Heaven for stray human forces.
The two of them had happened to be in this region when Pergson had gotten into contact with them, and had thus come to his aid.
Who would have thought that they would run into Nie Tian on their way?
Tall and burly, Anguz called out with purple light shining in his eyes, “You’re that junior from the Domain of the Falling Stars! I know you recently became the seventh Son of the Stars of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!”
Clad in heavy armor and with a sinister mask over his face, Auden looked coldly at Nie Tian and snorted. “If it weren’t for you, we would have sacked the Domain of the Falling Stars decades ago.”
Back in the day, three major spatial rifts had opened in three different realms, allowing countless Demon invaders to swarm into the Domain of the Falling Stars.
Nie Tian had put an end to their invasion by sealing the spatial rifts with the grand spell formations left behind by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
Back then, Auden and Anguz had only been impressed by Nie Tian. However, what had shocked them and opened their eyes to Nie Tian’s uniqueness was when they had heard that a new Son of the Stars had been chosen, and he was from the Domain of the Falling Stars.
Needless to say, they had guessed that that Son of the Stars must be Nie Tian, who had wrecked their plans repeatedly.
Nie Tian grinned and said, “Time does fly. I didn’t think I’d see you two again. Back then, if I had encountered any of you in the Domain of the Falling Stars, I wouldn’t have even been able to escape. But times have changed. Your corpses will serve perfectly as a gift for my recent breakthrough!”
He had been overtaken by a curious feeling as soon as he had assumed a tight grip of the Star Behemoth bone.
While he was holding it, all of the strange energies that filled the starry river were kept away from him.
This was something he had never experienced before.
However, he wasn’t sure whether it was because the bone had absorbed a large amount of strange energies while it had been left in the starry river between the Domain of the Falling Stars and the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, or another perk of his recent bloodline upgrade. In any case, he now felt that he wouldn’t have to worry about the harmful energies in the starry river anymore as long as he held the bone in his hand.
This greatly increased his confidence.
“That’s a lot of big talk.” Anguz spoke like a beast bellowing. “You’re only at the Profound realm, and you think you can kill us?
Auden, who was at the eighth grade, suddenly charged towards Nie Tian on his pitch-black war horse, clutching his long black spear.
His war horse, which was clad in heavy, engraved armor like he was, galloped through the void like it was solid ground.
Auden lifted his black spear and pointed it at Nie Tian from afar.
As the complicated demonic patterns on it glowed like some unique imprints, intense Demon Qi swirled out of them, morphing into devilishly beautiful flowers.
One flower after another burst into bloom in the dark starry river, unleashing an aura that was both graceful and deadly.
“Now is a different time.” Nie Tian laughed wildly as he pointed downwards with his empty hand.
Then, as a beam of starlight shot out of his fingertip into the spell formation underneath his feet, a pillar of dazzling starlight blasted out of the prow of the Star Boat, briefly lighting up the dark void.
After the pillar of glorious starlight shone into the area of blossoming demonic flowers, the flowers rapidly faded and vanished like burst bubbles.
CRACK! CRACK! CRACK!
Auden roared furiously as a terrifying shape stretched out and rose from behind him.
Hundreds of meters tall and towering like a mountain, the shape seemed to be a condensation of pure demonic power.
The howls of Demon ancestors could be vaguely heard as the terrifying shape unleashed a suffocating aura into its surroundings.
At the same time, Auden flung his black spear with full force, which sped through the void like a bolt of black lightning.
The terrifying shape was only to suppress Nie Tian’s soul, cause his head to spin, and stop him from fully displaying his battle prowess.
That long black spear was what he was hoping to kill Nie Tian with.
Nie Tian smiled coldly, shaking his head. “You actually think a soul suppressing magic at such a level will stop me?” With the help of the Spirit Pearl, he easily got rid of the unsettling and suffocating feeling he was suffering from.
Without any fancy moves, he simply thrust the Star Behemoth bone, which was now about twenty meters long, towards the incoming black spear.
Upon contact with the bone, the black spear shattered inch by inch in the void.
“As I expected!” Nie Tian’s expression flickered with excitement as he laughed broadly and felt unprecedentedly delighted.
He had used the Star Behemoth bone before in the Lizardman domain and the floating continent. Back then, a single strike with it would drain him of his flesh power completely.
However, for some reason, as he struck with it this time, even though he was still consuming his flesh power at a fast rate, he could definitely launch more than one strike with it now.
The bone was even longer than the Star Boat, yet it gave him a peculiar feeling that their bloodlines were somehow joined, as if it was an extension of his own arm.
The Star Boat abruptly accelerated.
After shattering the black spear, the bone was now aimed at Auden.
Seeing that the enormous demonic shape was failing to bear down on Nie Tian’s soul, Auden roared furiously as he hastily switched to another bloodline talent.
The shape instantly shrank into him like a pitch-black waterfall. As strange crackling sounds came from every part of his body, he activated the Demons’ Indestructible Form.
Countless detailed engravings on his heavy armor suddenly started to squirm like satanic snakes.
A black lightning bolt suddenly flew out of his armor. After rapidly morphing into a demonic dragon, it pounced directly towards Nie Tian in a sea of rolling Demon Qi.
Even so, Nie Tian didn’t flinch in the slightest as he thrust the bone at it exactly as he had thrust it at the black spear.
The moment the demonic dragon clashed with the bone, it exploded. Even the torrential sea of Demon Qi it had brought with it also dissipated in a flash.
However, Nie Tian’s momentum wasn’t slowed down in the slightest. The Star Boat reached Auden in the blink of an eye.
The bone whizzed towards Auden’s chest.
The war horse Auden was sitting astride seemed to be completely overtaken by the Star Behemoth bone’s bloodcurdling might.
Countless crimson veins squirmed madly inside the bone, unleashing the ancient aura of the overlords from the Primal Era, which rapidly spread and filled a large area of the starry river around Auden.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
The heavy armor on Auden and his war horse exploded.
His black war horse hissed miserably as its flesh was cut open and blood spilled from the gashes.
Even though Auden had activated his Indestructible Form, he failed to contend with the bone’s invincible might. The bone pierced right through his abdomen.
As magnificent as Auden was, he looked like meat on a stick as he was penetrated by the exceptionally long bone.
Dangling on the bone, Auden couldn’t struggle free no matter how hard he tried. Desperate, he called out for help, “Anguz!”
“You’re only still alive because I didn’t aim at your heart.” With these words, Nie Tian pointed the bone that was several times longer than the Star Boat at the distant Demon starships. “I’m well-aware that hearts are Demons’ most vital part. For eighth grade Demons like you, as long as your heart remains intact, you’ll have a chance at being brought back to life.
“But don’t get me wrong. I didn’t keep your heart intact because I wanted to help you.”
Nie Tian gave an evil smile.
Auden was confused, but in the next moment, his expression suddenly flickered as he wailed at the top of his lungs.
To his despair, he discovered that his flesh power, which he had spent ten thousand years refining, was pouring madly out of him like an unstoppable flood.
His magnificent, robust body rapidly shrank as flesh power was relentlessly drained from his blood, bones, and heart.
Just as he was about to launch a counterattack, Nie Tian abruptly turned his wrist.
The bone that had pierced through his abdomen made an upstroke like a sword.
Like a piece of tofu, Auden was cut in half.
“Even the Demons’ Indestructible Form is as fragile as paper in front of this bone.” With these words, Nie Tian shook the bone, and Auden’s mangled body exploded, becoming chunks of flesh that were collected by the Star Boat as it flew forward.
“The early eighth grade…” Nie Tian muttered to himself. “His remains are only enough for me to condense one drop of transcendent Blood Essence.”
Then, he brought the Star Behemoth bone down like a sword that could sunder the heavens.
Auden’s pitch-black war horse was running in panic as the bone slashed down on it. Like a paper doll, its armor-clad body was cut in two.
“This horse seems to be a unique low-tier Demon with a rich flesh aura. Even though it’s no Auden, at least I can use its corpse to recover the flesh power I’ve consumed.”
As the Star Boat flew past, the remains of the war horse were collected as well.
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