The humongous Demon Eyes Flower came to a stop over the floating land.
Some of its roots were still connected to the dark purple ward, absorbing nourishment from the raging Demon qi on the floating land.
On the floating land, numerous high-tier Demons turned their heads towards the huge plant, which was deemed the most powerful plant throughout the Demon realms, their faces filled with apprehension.
However, many of them had strong disgust in their eyes as their gazes landed on Han Yu, who had merged with the Demon Eyes Flower.
Clearly, they weren’t fond of him.
Some of them even seemed to hate him.
There wasn’t a single shred of respect or sense of belonging.
They seemed to think that since they weren’t of the same kind, they must harbor different thoughts.
No matter what had made Han Yu the thing he was now, they doubted that he would serve them wholeheartedly.
As far as most Demons were concerned, he was still an outsider: a human, which was a race they hated by nature.
However, Han Yu didn’t seem to attach any importance to how the Demons saw him. Instead, in a nonchalant manner, he revealed himself from within the stems and blooms and called out, “Where’s Nie Tian?”
Nie Tian flew over on his Star Boat, giving rise to a loud whoosh. “I’m here.”
Upon hearing Han Yu’s loud call, many human experts wondered while gazing at the man, who was half-man and half-Demon, “Little Martial Brother? He’s not a member of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, is he?”
“Don’t get me wrong.” Han Yu took the initiative to clear up their confusion, as if he was eager to disassociate himself from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. “I was born in the Domain of the Falling Stars like Nie Tian. And I had a master in the Realm of Flame Heaven before I left there, who happens to be his master as well.”
Only after hearing these words did the experts understand their connection.
Frowning in confusion, Nie Tian looked at Han Yu and asked, “Don’t tell me that you’ll be my opponent.”
He had had an encounter with him in the Domain of Nether Heaven, and knew how powerful he was.
However, he still didn’t have a full understanding of his actual cultivation base, or the true might of that Demon Eyes Flower.
What he knew was that even though he and Pei Qiqi and joined up against him, they had barely been able to handle him in battle.
If the Saint domain experts hadn’t come to their aid, Han Yu wouldn’t have left so easily.
Han Yu shook his head. “As much as I’d like to fight you, Grand Monarch Primal Demon has assigned this task to another.”
Nie Tian saw admiration in Han Yu’s eyes as he said these words.
“Ophelia will be your opponent.” Han Yu said. His voice was a bit different from before.
In the Demon stronghold, many high-tier Demons’ expressions grew even more unpleasant as they heard this.
Apparently, even though Nie Tian didn’t know Han Yu’s story, many powerful Demons did. They knew that Ophelia was the reason why this former human had turned his back on his own people and joined them as the half-human, half-Demon being he was now.
Originally, Ophelia had been his backer in the Demon race. She was the one who had taken him to the Demon realms.
Only later had Grand Monarch Primal Demon had a secret meeting with him, where he had somehow managed to convince Grand Monarch Primal Demon to accept him and view him as one of their own.
Since Grand Monarch Primal Demon had said the word, the other Demons had to accept his existence, no matter how much they were disgusted by him.
Later, Grand Monarch Primal Demon had given him a few missions, all of which he had finished perfectly. He had even helped put down multiple riots.
Even though many Demons still refused to accept his identity, his formidable means and strength were gradually acknowledged.
Puzzled, Nie Tian asked, “If you won’t be my opponent, what are you doing here?”
“Grand Monarch Primal Demon wants to know how Cardy died,” Han Yu answered aloud. “We received word that an elder of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace named Yan Zhan went to your aid in your domains. However, neither him nor that Xie Qian was strong enough to kill the Blood Warden.”
Upon hearing this, many experts from the Five Elements Sect, the Heaven Span Pavilion, and the Void Spirit Society exchanged confused looks with each other.
The Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace had spread word of Cardy and Catie’s deaths in the Domain of the Falling Stars.
According to them, Catie had been killed by Nie Tian.
They hadn’t mentioned how Cardy had died.
Now that they thought about it, they also found it puzzling.
When Cardy had been killed in the Domain of the Falling Stars, both Luo Wanxiang and Chu Rui had been in recovery. Mo Heng had also been in secluded cultivation.
Meanwhile, Wei Lai had been weighed down by countless troublesome matters. He hadn’t even been able to leave the Realm of Fragmentary Star.
Even if he had joined the battle, given his strength, he might only have been able to defeat Cardy with Yan Zhan and Xie Qian’s help. Killing him would have been very unlikely.
So who had killed Cardy?
All of a sudden, not only Han Yu, but the human experts were also curious as to who had killed Cardy, who had been one of the most powerful Demon grand patriarchs.
“Why do you want to know that?” Nie Tian asked.
“He had something on him that Grand Monarch Primal Demon wants to reclaim,” Han Yu answered.
“Something Grand Monarch Primal Demon wants to take back...” A few powerful, well-informed Demon grand patriarchs on the floating land, such as Hazlitt and Feimos, were enlightened by Han Yu’s words.
Cardy had been the warden of the Blood Purgatory Sea, which was a mysterious, restricted area of the Demons. A grand monarch, who was the origin of Cardy’s bloodline, was currently regathering flesh and blood in the Blood Purgatory Sea.
Cardy had carried a legacy treasure from that grand monarch, which would play a crucial role in his resurrection.
If they couldn’t recover that item, that grand monarch would have to spend a much longer time in the Blood Purgatory Sea.
“I can’t tell you how he died,” Nie Tian said, his brow furrowed.
Feng Beiluo from the Heavenly Corpse Sect was detested by both humans and outsiders. If he came out with the truth, it would raise questions about his relationship with the Heavenly Corpse Sect, and put him in trouble.
Han Yu pondered briefly before saying, “Alright. I guess it doesn’t really matter how he died. But if you can find his storage ring, we’ll be willing to trade it for any treasure you want. In fact, we can do the transaction now, before your duel.”
“I can’t find it,” Nie Tian refused coldly.
Han Yu frowned. Then, he sighed and said, “If that’s the case, I’m afraid you’ll have to die.”
Nie Tian snorted coldly. “What do you mean?”
“And your death will be unnecessarily painful,” Han Yu continued, “because she’ll have to take your true soul before killing you in order to acquire the truth of Cardy’s death.”
Nie Tian gave a cold smile. “Are you talking about Ophelia? I’ve waited a long time. When will she get here?”
“In three days.” With these words, Han Yu decided to save his breath. He returned to the floating land where the Demons were gathered and left through a teleportation portal, as if he was eager to deliver the information he had just received.
“Three days. It’s finally coming.” Nie Tian muttered with anticipation in his eyes.
The experts from different sects also sent word to their headquarters upon learning that the duel between Nie Tian and Ophelia would take place in three days.
Upon receiving the news, Chu Rui, a vice sectmaster of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, ended his secluded cultivation before he could fully recover.
He entered the Dead Star Sea, hoping to see the duel between Nie Tian and Ophelia for himself.
Sikong Cuo also returned, bringing with him the information that vice sectmaster Luo Wanxiang wouldn’t come for the duel.
He would only come to witness the duel between Mo Heng and Grand Monarch Primal Demon, given that Nie Tian defeated Ophelia.
The reason why he didn’t come was because he was convinced that Nie Tian would die at Ophelia’s hands, and that Mo Heng wouldn’t even have the chance to stand before Grand Monarch Primal Demon.
More powerful experts from the Five Elements Sect, the Heaven Span Pavilion, and the Void Spirit Society arrived successively after receiving the news, waiting to witness the battle between Nie Tian and Ophelia.
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