The dark gray shadow domain enveloped Gupi and flew farther and farther away like a ghostly shadow.
After all, Jiang Yuanchi was at the middle God domain. If Gupi wanted him to fly at full speed, he could travel faster than most starships.
Furthermore, there weren’t any obstacles in its way anymore.
All of those from the Shadow Society, the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, the Jade Heaven Sect, and other domains had been scared soulless by Gupi and left without delay.
Soon, Gupi vanished from Nie Tian and the others’ sight, enveloped in the dark gray shadow domain.
Nie Tian, Chu Rui, Wei Lai, Yan Zhan, and the other elders flew out of the Nine Star Heavens into the starry river.
Chu Rui suddenly activated his dharma idol and morphed into a streak of starlight that shot off in the direction where the Gupi had vanished.
Wei Lai, Yan Zhan, and the others spread out to examine the battlefield.
“Gupi is really gone, and it seems to have left in a hurry.” Chu Rui’s elated voice came from hundreds of thousands of kilometers away. “Wei Lai, Yan Zhan, you can stop worrying about Gupi and go collect the bodies, spiritual tools, and rings of holding of those who were killed by Gupi.”
Realizing what to do, Wei Lai took out a Star Medallion and sent a wisp of his soul will into it.
Nie Tian, who also held a Star Medallion, took a brief moment to sense the fluctuations in his, and then received Wei Lai’s message.
Wei Lai instructed all members of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, including Sons of the Stars, to come out of the Realm of Fragmentary Star to collect the spoils in the surrounding starry river.
By spoils, he meant the valuables left by the Void and Saint domain experts from the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, the Shadow Society, the Jade Heaven Sect, and other domains, who had been killed by Gupi.
“Is this really over?” Nie Tian muttered in disbelief.
He had never expected that the conversation between him and Ji Yuanquan about inviting his master Wu Ji here would scare the Gupi away.
Vice sectmaster Chu Rui returned in a streak of starlight.
After coming to a stop, he said, “Nie Tian, I have no doubt that your master’s time power can be used to restrict or seal Gupi! You should know it was Jiang Yuanchi, the sectmaster of the Shadow Society, who’s possessed by the Gupi!”
Confused, Nie Tian asked, “What does that mean?”
“The Shadow Society is extremely well-informed about everything that’s going on throughout the human world,” Chu Rui said. “As their sectmaster, Jiang Yuanchi must have learned of the upheaval that happened in the Shatter Battlefield a while back, and he must know that your master is well-versed in time power, and that he’s entered the Saint domain. He probably knows everything about your master.
“Naturally, what he knows, Gupi knows too.
“The fact that it left immediately after you sent Ji Yuanquan for your master in the Shatter Battlefield proves only one thing: the time power your master practices must be a major threat to it!”
Nie Tian took a moment to think about what he had said. He nodded slowly and said with a smile, “So I suppose there are ways to contain Gupi after all. If I can strengthen the power I fuse into my Illusory Ancient Talisman, I might be able to contain it as well. I even have a feeling that after I break through into the Saint domain and my bloodline enters the ninth grade, I’ll be able to seal Gupi for good with a talisman like that!”
Chu Rui shrugged and said, “Sure, but how many people are there throughout this vast starry river that are like you and your master? There are very few who can learn the rudiments of time manipulation magics in the first place. In human and outsider histories, no one is known to have achieved high attainments in the use of time power.”
“As for experts who can channel the river of time, they only exist in legends.”
“Your master is a real genius!”
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!
Dou Tianchen, Fang Yuan, Wang Meijia, and some elders received the messages via their Star Medallions, and charged out of the Realm of Fragmentary Star.
“Gupi really left?” Dou Tianchen asked, disbelief filling his face.
Chu Rui nodded. “Not only did it leave, but we’re lifted from the siege, and the prospect of a fierce battle against the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, the Shadow Society, and the Jade Heaven Sect is also over.”
With a grim face, Sikong Cuo said, “Sooner or later, we’ll teach the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, the Shadow Society, and the Jade Heaven Sect a lesson for this.”
Chu Rui chuckled. “Nie Tian has taught them a memorable lesson already.” Instead of dwelling on the matter, he waved his hands, signaling the Sons of the Stars to spread out and get started. “Gupi killed a large number of Void and Saint domain experts from various sects and domains. It’s time to clean the battlefield.”
Dou Tianchen and the others’ eyes lit up.
Without delay, they flew off in different directions.
Void and Saint domain Qi warriors were considered human experts. Their spiritual tools and rings of holding were usually extraordinary.
Plus, they usually had a large amount of valuable spiritual materials with them.
Now, all of those valuables had become unclaimed items.
“Why don’t you go with them?” Chu Rui asked curiously.
“I...” After thinking for a moment, Nie Tian chuckled and summoned the Spirit Pearl once again.
As soon as the Spirit Pearl flew out, the five evil gods manifested themselves. With part of their bodies immersed in Phantasm Qi swirls, they charged off in different directions.
At the same time, Nie Tian sent a wisp of soul will, instructing the five of them to refrain from devouring complete souls.
To survive the massacre, some cultivators had abandoned their domains and bodies, and escaped with nothing but their souls. Now, they might return to find their bodies and lost items.
They still had a chance to reincarnate.
However, the souls of those who had died completely and were beyond salvation would be a luxurious meal for the evil gods, especially those of the large amount of Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, Shadow Society, and Jade Heaven Sect disciples that had been annihilated in battle.
“Aren’t you interested in those cultivators’ spiritual tools?” Chu Rui asked curiously.
Nie Tian shook his head. “I have enough of them. Also, they’ll have to turn them in to the sect and have them converted into contribution points.
“And I...” Nie Tian smiled. “How many contribution points do you think I’ll get after this battle?”
“Your contribution is going to be hard to measure,” Chu Rui said with a serious expression.
“Then that’ll be enough for me,” Nie Tian said. “What I truly need are high-grade outsider and spirit beast corpses. They’ll be of great help to my bloodline upgrades.”
“Our sect does have those in stock,” Chu Rui said.
The two of them just waited in the starry river outside the Realm of Fragmentary Star.
After an unknown period of time, Dou Tianchen and the other Sons of the Stars finished gathering the majority of the valuables of the Void and Saint domain experts killed by Gupi.
Having finished their feast, the five evil gods returned to the Spirit Pearl, which was then put away by Nie Tian.
A spatial rift ripped open in the void, and Ji Yuanquan, who had been gone for some time, returned by himself.
Upon returning, Ji Yuanquan glanced around and asked in confusion, “Where’s Gupi? Where did it go?”
“It retreated from the Realm of Fragmentary Star,” Chu Rui said.
Ji Yuanquan was taken aback. “It retreated?”
“It must have learned from Jiang Yuanchi that Nie Tian’s master, Wu Ji, practices time power...” Chu Rui went on and explained it to him.
Ji Yuanquan’s eyes lit up. “It seems that time power really can be used to contain the Gupi !”
Suddenly, his expression grew bitter, and he added, “However, I couldn’t find Wu Ji in the Shatter Battlefield.”
Nie Tian was taken aback. “What?”
As a God domain expert, Ji Yuanquan could travel to every corner of the Shatter Battlefield. Finding that river of time should be an easy task for him. Was it because his master wasn’t there?
Ji Yuanquan frowned and said, “Your master wasn’t at that branch of the river of time. He seems to have left. I also took a trip to the Domain of the Falling Stars, but failed to obtain any information about your master. I don’t know where he went. He might have traced that branch to the source of the river of time. Who knows?”
“The source of the river of time?!” Chu Rui took a deep breath. “If that’s the case, Wu Ji’s understanding of time power must have come to a whole new level! Perhaps the next time we see him, he’ll have entered the middle or even the late Saint domain!”
Ji Yuanquan was also excited by the thought. “If he enters the late Saint domain, I suppose he’ll even have the ability to seal God domain experts, right?”
“I’m looking forward to that day, because if his cultivation base actually reaches such heights, Gupi won’t be able to do whatever it likes in our domains anymore!” Chu Rui said.
Nie Tian pondered for a while, then said, “But we’d better hide the fact that my master is out of touch. My current cultivation base doesn’t allow me to seal the Gupi. The only one it fears is my master. If it learns that my master is missing, I’m afraid...”
“Rest assured,” Ji Yuanquan said. “I understand your concerns. I’ll send word to the other sects, telling them that your master got here only to find that the Gupi had left, so he stayed in the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. You should help cover for me too.”
“That’s right.” Chu Rui agreed. “I bet Gupi won’t dare to come back ever again after learning about that.”
Nie Tian turned to Chu Rui and said, “I’ll head back and arrange for Yu Suying, Yin Xingtian, and the others to leave.
“I won’t stay here for long either. I’ll go into secluded cultivation after making a few purchases with my contribution points. I’ve got to spend some time stabilizing my cultivation base.”
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