“That’s right!” Pei Qiqi said with an unprecedentedly sharp voice, almost losing control of her emotions.
Surprised, Feng Beiluo asked, “What’s your relationship with her, Nie Tian?”
“Why do you ask?” Nie Tian asked.
Off to the side, Dong Li stared at him like a tiger watching its prey, as if any slightly unsatisfactory answer from Nie Tian would set her off.
Feng Beiluo smiled and said, “No reason. I’m just curious. The place the Void Palace Sect has moved to is a secret for the time being. Perhaps people will get to learn about it soon. Since you’re not here by invitation, but rather to solve the mystery of the Void Palace Sect’s disappearance, it’s none of my concern.
“Time for me to leave. I’d be really impressed if you can find the Void Palace Sect on your own.
“However, I suggest that you leave as soon as possible, and get as far away from here as possible.”
With these inexplicable words, Feng Beiluo laughed and rapidly vanished in the direction where the Silver Domain Snake and Yuan Jiuchuan had left.
From the look of it, the sole purpose of him coming here was to receive and recruit Yuan Jiuchuan.
Deeply confused, Dong Li said, “That man is the sectmaster of the Heavenly Corpse Sect, and a member of that mysterious organization. Why did he show up in the Domain of the Falling Stars to kill those Demons for you? Even Cardy the Blood Warden died at his hands. Why did he do all this?
“Plus, I have a feeling that he was completely capable of dealing us some heavy blows. At least, I wouldn’t have been able to escape if he had decided to do so.
“Yet he didn’t...”
Questions filled Dong Li’s mind. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t find an answer.
Zhao Shanling turned to Nie Tian and said, “I have a feeling that this Feng Beiluo is rather friendly towards you. And clearly, he came without expecting to see you here. Yuan Jiuchuan was the reason why he came here. Now, he’s taken him away to some place we don’t know of.”
Now that Feng Beiluo had confirmed their speculation, Pei Qiqi seemed prepared to get to the bottom of it, no matter what. “The answer to the Void Palace Sect’s mystery must be somewhere in the depths of those strange clouds! Even though I don’t know why Feng Beiluo would advise us to leave, I’m not leaving without an answer. However, there’s one thing you should know. If I’m ever in a desperate situation, my master will be able to come to my rescue.”
Zhao Shanling’s expression flickered. “The sectmaster of the Void Spirit Society!?”
Pei Qiqi nodded. “My master gave me a special tool. It doesn’t matter where I am. As soon as I activate it, he’ll be able to receive the message, even if I’m in a space disruption zone. Then, he’ll drop whatever he’s doing and come for me.
“Given his cultivation base and strength, and with the help of the Void Mirror, he’ll be able to locate me right away and rush over to my side.”
Everyone felt slightly relieved after learning that the sectmaster of the Void Spirit Society would be available at their moment of need.
Zhao Shanling had thought about returning as soon as Feng Beiluo had appeared. Later, Feng Beiluo’s friendly attitude towards Nie Tian had somewhat eased his tension. Now, Pei Qiqi’s words restored confidence to him.
Thus, the group went deeper.
Each and every spiraling cloud thrummed with unusual spatial power. Like numerous peculiar vortexes, they connected to unknown places.
Nie Tian unleashed his soul awareness to examine them from time to time.
As soon as wisps of his soul awareness entered a spiraling cloud, he felt as if he had entered another world. He couldn’t see or sense anything but eternal silence and icy desolation.
Such feelings gave him the chills, as if he had been plunged into an endless night, where he wallowed in despair.
Zhao Shanling sighed and said, “They’re all portals, but no one knows where they lead to. We can’t find out what’s on the other side of them by relying on our soul awareness alone. And we’ll risk being stranded in some unknown dimension for eternity and even dying if we enter them with our fleshly bodies.
“Anyways, space disruption zones are places like transfer stations, through which we can go to heaven and earths that we can’t even imagine.
“The outsider, Ancientspirit, and our heaven and earths aren’t all there is in this boundless starry river. For countless years, powerful Ancientspirits, outsider grand monarchs, and human experts like your sectmaster and the sectmaster of the Void Spirit Society haven’t stopped exploring the starry river and pushing the boundaries of the starry river we know.
“Every once in a while, brand new domains and realms will be discovered.
“However, there are also times when God domain experts leave on exploration trips and never return.
“Given our current cultivation bases, we can’t afford to act rashly...”
Zhao Shanling continued to warn Nie Tian and Dong Li against rashly entering the portals that led to unknown places.
He didn’t intend these words for Pei Qiqi because he assumed that, with all the guidance she was receiving from the sectmaster of the Void Spirit Society, she must understand this.
Therefore, the group of people traveled through the peculiar clouds for an unknown amount of time.
As they did, Pei Qiqi spun the irregularly shaped crystal to examine each and every mysterious portal they came across.
At the same time, Zhao Shanling summoned his Voidspirit Pagoda and used it to scan their surroundings for unusual auras, hoping to locate the entrance to the Void Palace Sect’s current location.
All of a sudden, Pei Qiqi’s irregularly shaped crystal was stirred by something, and flew uncontrollably into one of the portals.
Just as Pei Qiqi was about to follow it into the portal, Zhao Shanling stopped her by shouting, “No!”
“It’s alright,” Pei Qiqi exclaimed back.
“Are you sure you’ll be able to return alive if you enter it?” Zhao Shanling asked with a stern face. “Have you got a full understanding of the situation on the other side of that portal from that Heaven Nourished grade treasure of yours? If you haven’t, why rush into it now? At least find out what it’s discovered first.”
Pei Qiqi didn’t respond right away.
Instead, a unique light glittered in her narrowed eyes as she communicated with that treasure of hers despite the space between them.
Pei Qiqi’s eyes shone with a curious light, as if she actually saw another heaven and earth through her spatial treasure. “It’s a heaven and earth that I’m unfamiliar with. There are lots of rare spirit beasts and spatial creatures. And, and...”
She stuttered with astonishment. “Hybrids!”
Nie Tian’s expression flickered strongly. “What?!”
“There are people living there. However, their special bloodline auras indicates that they’re hybrids!” Pei Qiqi had never been so flabbergasted. She pointed at herself and then Nie Tian. “Hybrids like you and me... and it’s not just a couple of them, but lots of them!”
Everyone gasped upon hearing this.
“Lots of hybrids?!”
All of the four great sects had their own hybrid programs. However, since they had kept them secret, very few people knew how far along those programs were, and where those hybrids were being raised.
All of a sudden, they discovered a portal in a space disruption zone that connected to a brand new heaven and earth where there were a large amount of hybrids. How could they not be astonished?
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