The sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society had formed his dharma idol by refining and mixing hundreds of thousands of nether spirits with his soul awareness.
All of the Nether Spirit Society’s secret magics, soul spells, and spiritual incantations had profound connections to the Phantasms, and that Spirit Pearl of Nie Tian’s happened to be a precious treasure of the Phantasms.
Plus, it had absorbed the other two Spirit Pearls.
The sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society, who was at the early God domain, let out a sharp, bloodcurdling scream.
His scream pierced into people’s seas of awareness, causing them to feel numb in their scalps.
He was the only one here whose cultivation base had reached the God domain.
It was only natural that his soul-stirring scream alarmed everyone present.
All those who were fighting, including Nie Tian and Pang Chicheng, stayed their hands upon hearing the sharp scream.
Their gazes shot towards the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society like lightning bolts.
They saw that, under the attack of the five evil gods, the dharma idol of the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society seemed to suddenly break apart.
It seemed to everyone that his dharma idol was being torn to pieces, and the five evil gods were feasting on it.
Pang Chicheng’s expression flickered drastically as he saw this. “Thunder Devil!”
Reminded by his exclamation, the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society seemed to see hope, then he cried out, “Yuan! Come help me destroy that pearl and annihilate these soul-form beings!”
Yuan Jiuchuan, the Thunder Devil, was well-versed in lightning incantations, which made him a natural bane to all spirit-form beings.
Powerful Phantasms were also the most apprehensive about lightning power experts like him.
Yuan Jiuchuan floated in the sky, with dazzling lightning bolts slithering around him like dragons. Each and every one of them was at his command.
However, he was clearly hesitant after hearing the requests of Pang Chicheng and the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society. “I...”
That was because those five evil gods had come from within Nie Tian’s Spirit Pearl, and he had made it clear that he didn’t want to have any conflicts with Nie Tian.
“Yuan! All you need to do is take care of these spirit-form beings!” The sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society shouted at the top of his lungs. “I promise that I’ll give you that thing you want from my sect if you do. You know that thing will be of great help to you when you attempt to advance to the God domain!”
Yuan Jiuchuan’s eyes lit up as he exclaimed, “Okay!”
A thunderous rumble suddenly echoed from his lower abdomen.
In the next moment, thousands of lightning bolts rapidly condensed into dazzling thunderballs in Yuan Jiuchuan’s lightning domain.
Each and every thunderball was filled with innumerable fine lightning wisps that carried his soul will. Together, they manifested the profound truths of lightning power, which were fatal to all evil spirits!
“Heavenly Thunder! Explode!”
Numerous thunderballs shot towards the five evil gods simultaneously upon receiving Yuan Jiuchuan’s soul will.
At the same time, the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society roared and shrank his dharma idol as fast as he could.
After shrinking into a streak of gray smoke, he flew off into the distance.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
The thunderballs exploded one after another.
Countless lightning wisps and blinding light engulfed the five evil gods like a sea.
“Hahaha!” Reappearing in a distant location, the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society stared at the area that was engulfed in lightning and thunder with a vicious look in his eyes. “Spirit-form beings will be either killed or badly wounded after being hit by powerful lightning and thunder, no matter how strong they are! You can’t escape this unchangeable law. It doesn’t matter what kind of spirits you are, or which powerful Phantasm made you!”
Those who practice lightning power were a natural bane to spirits and souls. Everyone knew this.
Pang Chicheng gave a cold snort. “That’s it.”
Huang Jinnan and the others, who had just broken free from the restrictive spells of the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society thanks to the five evil gods, looked deeply grim as they saw the Thunder Devil launch this attack against their saviors.
“No..." They were well-aware of how destructive Saint domain experts that practiced lightning power were to Phantasms.
Even though Zheng Yi, the sectmaster of the lightning element sect, wasn’t nearly as powerful as the other sectmasters of the Five Elements Sect, he had proven to be a strong force when he had faced Phantasms. It was shocking how he was able to suppress the Phantasms’ various soul magics.
That was Zheng Yi. How about Yuan Jiuchuan, who had killed him and refined the lightning power he had spent his life accumulating?
Watching the thunderballs explode one after another, engulfing the five evil gods in thunder and lightning, they seemed to be able to see what was going to happen to them: they would soon be imprisoned by the soul spells of the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society again.
“Damn that Yuan Jiuchuan!” Lin Yaoyao cursed in a low voice.
While everyone present assumed that Yuan Jiuchuan was going to turn the situation around by killing or at least inflicting severe damage on the five evil gods, the Thunder Devil himself exclaimed in shock. “Wait!
“I knew it! I knew those beings released by that bastard Nie Tian can’t be easily dealt with!”
With these words, he forced a smile and turned to look at Nie Tian who was in the distance. “Well... I didn’t want to do this. It’s just that...”
Suddenly, the five sinister evil gods emerged from the sea of lightning.
The five of them seemed rather broken-down, with their skin blackened by the sky full of lightning and smoke rising from their nostrils.
However, their auras weren't weakened in the slightest. Instead, they were as terrifying as they had always been!
Enveloped in his flame domain, which looked like a lava lake, Pang Chicheng sucked in a breath of cold air. “How is this possible? Those things flying out of the Spirit Pearl should be in spirit form, but why am I sensing flesh auras from them now?”
By relying on his bloodline, he examined the five evil gods with rapt attention. Only then did he realize that the evil gods weren’t in spirit form!
They had actually developed fleshly bodies!
Lightning power had been proved to be the bane of all spirit-form beings.
However, once they developed fleshly bodies, lightning power wouldn’t be able to pierce directly into their seas of awareness to annihilate their souls.
This was why the Thunder Devil panicked upon discovering that the five evil gods were actually protected by fleshly bodies.
He realized that his profound mastery of lightning power probably wouldn’t be able to help him kill these unfathomably mysterious beings with unknown origins.
The five evil gods turned simultaneously to fix their gruesome eyes on the Thunder Devil.
As soon as the Thunder Devil’s eyes met the evil gods’, flickering lightning wisps appeared in the depths of his eyes.
FIZZ! FIZZ! FIZZ! FIZZ! FIZZ!
Numerous cyan wisp of lightning interacted in a profound way to form exquisite lightning formations to shield the Thunder Devil’s mind tightly.
However, after locking eyes with the evil gods for a short while, he still let out a muffled groan, his face turning pale.
He had to adjust his breathing as he moved his arm with difficulty to cover his eyes.
Waves of hatred, fear, despair, rage, and bloodlust from the five evil gods continued to storm his mental defenses.
He struggled to shield them off.
The evil gods, however, no longer paid any attention to him. With their lower bodies immersed in Phantasm Qi-filled holes, they pounced towards the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society once again.
It appeared that even all of the souls in the Realm of Fire Spirit combined weren’t as appealing to them as the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society.
It was as if his dharma idol and god domain, which he had spent tens of thousands of years forging and refining, were irresistible delicacies to them.
They were practically drooling!
The strong desire in their eyes made the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society both angry and fearful.
He didn’t dare to activate his dharma idol anymore, or even his domain. Instead, he simply ran from the five evil gods in his true form.
Huang Jinnan and the others felt relieved upon seeing this.
However, the spells cast by Ren Yuanji, the sectmaster of the Death Curse Sect, were still preventing them from forming their domains so they could charge out of the Realm of Fire Spirit.
Even so, they felt more relieved as the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society ran from the evil gods, and the Thunder Devil attempted to explain himself to Nie Tian with a wry smile.
The spell Ren Yuanji had used to prevent them from forming their domains required channeling, even though he wasn’t making any hand seals.
This meant that even though they couldn’t form their domains, Ren Yuanji couldn’t attack them either.
While running, the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society barked, “Pang Chicheng!”
According to their agreement, Pang Chicheng would deal with Nie Tian while they took care of Huang Jinnan and the other Divine Sons and Daughters.
But now, by releasing his Spirit Pearl on him, Nie Tian was forcing him to run around in sore straits. Of course he was deeply upset about this. “Kill Nie Tian now! If he dies, these things’ might will at least be cut in half!”
“Pang Chicheng!” Ren Yuanji also called out.
All of a sudden, Nie Tian became the key to this battle.
Waking up to the situation, Pang Chicheng spread his arms in his flame domain.
As soon as he did, the nearby volcanoes started interacting with him on a profound level, as if they were all his to command now.
“Come on out!”
As he exclaimed, all of the volcanoes erupted simultaneously, shooting blazing lava into the sky like reversed waterfalls.
The lava rapidly joined to form a sea in the sky.
Pang Chicheng’s flame domain then rose up to merge with the sea of burning lava.
Countless crimson divine symbols and talismans could be seen in the sea of lava and his flame domain. Like Flame Crystals, they were translucent and sparkling, as if they contained endless wonders.
“My domain is the melting pot, while all living beings are its fuel. Burn!”
As Pang Chicheng roared, his flame domain, which had become one with the sea of burning lava, started morphing, countless divine symbols within it bursting forth with divine light.
Moments later, the heaven-blocking sea of blazing lava morphed into a huge illusory Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron!
Nie Tian was instantly sucked into the sky and devoured by it.
Peng Yan turned pale with fright. “The Four Manifestations Heaven-burning Formation! It’s powered by Pang Chicheng’s domain together with the divine fiery symbols left by the former sectmaster! Even though he lacks the actual Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron for the soul of the Four Manifestations Heaven-burning Formation, he still managed to activate it!”
Lou Hongyan gasped with astonishment. “The Four Manifestations Heaven-burning Formation!”
Hou Chulan’s expression flickered. “I can’t believe that even though he doesn’t have his father’s Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron, he managed to activate this spell formation with his own domain and the divine symbols left here by his father! This is terrible. Nie Tian has been sucked into the spell formation. Will he be burned to death in there?”