Chapter 1349: A Former Foe Wants to Be Friends

“Who is it?” Ji Yuanquan asked curiously.

“Big Brother Fan.” With these words, Ye Wenhan stepped forward and flew towards the teleportation portal in the Thousandsword Mountain Sect’s quarters like a streak of sword light. A wide smile appeared on his face before he even saw the man.

Upon arriving, he called out, “Big Brother Fan, what brought you here?”

He had nothing but heartfelt respect towards Fan Tianze.

In a way, he had even more respect towards Fan Tianze than Chu Yuan, the current sectmaster of the Heaven Span Pavilion.

Nie Tian was taken aback. “Senior Fan? Why is he here?”

Fan Tianze had helped him through the crises in the Shatter Battlefield and the Domain of Forbidden Heaven.

Fan Tianze had also said that a day would come when he would need his help.

Could it be that the day had come?

Heart filled with questions, he slowly descended towards the ground with Mo Qianfan, Yu Suying, and the others.

Mo Qianfan chuckled and said, “There are far fewer people here now. The number of Saint domain cultivators here was three times as many as now when we left for the Realm of Fire Spirit. It’s only been a few months, yet so many people have left. Who would have expected that?”

Ji Yuanquan snorted coldly. “Isn’t that all because the Shadow Society spread word of Gupi’s imminent arrival? It seems to me Shangguan Zhi from the Shadow Society still hasn’t accepted their defeat.”

As Nie Tian descended from the heavens, he noticed a handful of Saint domain experts that he was familiar with, including Ling Bingyun, Li Wanfa, Zhang Qiling, Yan Bin, and Gou Junhao.

All of them greeted him upon seeing him, including Ling Bingyun.

Surprised, Nie Tian asked, “Hmm? I see that you didn’t leave the Realm of Maelstrom. Gupi has left the Domain of Green Woods, and is now on its way to the Domain of Heaven Python. Your sect is safe now, isn’t it?”

“Gupi is a plague to all humanity,” Ling Bingyun said. “Even though it didn’t enter the Domain of Frigid Frost this time, it will eventually. If we don’t take care of it together, human realms may fall one after another. None will be spared. Since Gupi considers you its greatest threat, we shall stay and help you.”

Nie Tian took a deep look at her and said, “I didn’t expect you to be so incisive about this.”

“I’m flattered,” Ling Bingyun said with a plain tone.

SHEW!

Ye Wenhan and Fan Tianze flew over from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect’s quarters.

Nie Tian bowed respectfully. “Greetings, Senior Fan.” 

Fan Tianze waved his hand and said with a grim face, “No need to stand on ceremony. I’m not here to ask for your assistance. Rather, I was in a nearby domain, and noticed that Fiend experts were lurking in adjacent areas in the starry river, along with Grand Monarch Bloodlust of the Demons and Grand Monarch Dark Nether of the Phantasms.

“All three powerful outsider races have sent grand monarchs to this region. It seems to me that the Domain of Heaven Python is their target.”

“What?!” Mo Qianfan exclaimed in shock.

Nie Tian’s expression also flickered. “The Fiends, Demons, and Phantasms all sent out grand monarchs just to take the Domain of Heaven Python? Is it worth the trouble?”

“The Domain of Heaven Python isn’t worth them sending out grand monarchs together... but you are!” Fan Tianze said.

Nie Tian smiled bitterly. “Me?” 

“That’s right,” Fan Tianze said with all seriousness. “You’re very much in the limelight recently. Grand Monarch Dark Nether had a direct encounter against you in the Domain of Forbidden Heaven not long ago. You’re far too special, and your potential not only came as a shock to us, but to our enemies as well.”

“Eh...” Nie Tian was at a loss for words.

However, he noticed that Mo Qianfan, Ji Yuanquan, Ye Wenhan, and Yu Suying, who were all at the God domain, didn’t seem surprised at all, as if they all shared Fan Tianze’s opinion of him.

It was understandable that the three powerful outsider races would want to join up to kill him.

All of a sudden, Nie Tian realized that, to the outsiders, he might have become a greater threat than God domain experts like Luo Wanxiang, Chu Rui, and Ji Yuanquan.

Perhaps even Mo Heng, who had disappeared for a long time, wasn’t considered as great a threat as he was.

With a grim expression, Fan Tianze continued, “Grand Monarch Nether Channeler, Grand Monarch Dark Nether, and Grand Monarch Bloodlust. These are only the ones we know are here. We don’t know whether they’re going to send other grand monarchs later, or if powerful experts are already on their way here. But I have a feeling that this operation where they’ve sent three grand monarchs to the Domain of Heaven Python is only the first step.”

Ye Wenhan was taken aback. “The first step?” 

Fan Tianze sighed. “I have a feeling another inter-racial war is going to break out in the Domain of Heaven Python. Our battles in the Dead Star Sea have only ended recently, but it seems new ones are coming. The only difference is that, in the Dead Star Sea, we were usually the aggressive side, and pressed on towards the outsiders’ territory.

“But this time, the outsiders have sent strong forces directly into our domains through hidden teleportation portals they left behind.”

Ji Yuanquan’s expression grew cold as he asked, “Did they forget that every time they sent forces into our domains, they suffered heavy losses?”

Fan Tianze shook his head. “Things are different this time. None of our peak God domain experts are available, and it doesn’t seem that they’ll come back any time soon. We’re at our weakest moment now. 

“For one thing, we don’t have as many early and middle God domain experts as the outsiders have early and middle tenth grade grand monarchs.

“For another, we still have Gupi, this major trouble, hovering over our heads.”

Everyone fell silent after hearing Fan Tianze’s words. Thinking about what he said, they couldn’t help but frown one by one.

“I’ve already informed my sect,” Fan Tianze continued. “They’ll send powerful experts to the Domain of Heaven Python to help you fight the outsiders. Brother Ji, you’d better inform Xuan Guangyu of the situation, and have him send forces as well.”

Ji Yuanquan smiled bitterly. “I can only deliver the message. I’m not in a position to make decisions like this.” 

Fan Tianze nodded. “I understand. Unfortunately, none of the Five Elements Sect’s God domain experts are available. The two God domain experts of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace seem to be otherwise occupied as well. I’ll try to contact all of the other God domain human experts. Even if they can’t come to the Domain of Heaven Python, they need to be prepared.

“We’re facing a fierce war.”

Shocked by the fact that three powerful outsider races had launched a joint invasion to the Domain of Heaven Python, everyone went into action.

Dong Li arranged for those with low cultivation bases and commoners in the Domain of Heaven Python to move to certain realms in the Domain of the Falling Stars, the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, and the Domain of Forbidden Heaven.

Nie Tian, meanwhile, left for the floating meteor close to the Realm of Maelstrom where he had kept the Star Behemoth bone before.

He intended to recover all of his lost Blood Essence and prepare his bloodline for its advance to the ninth grade with the Ancientbeast and outsider corpses he had received from the Five Elements Sect.

Hua Mu and Jing Feiyang were responsible for delivering the latest information.

Days passed.

The teleportation portal Zhao Shanling had set up on the floating meteor suddenly gleamed with curious light.

In the next moment, Jing Feiyang appeared in the teleportation portal with another person next to him. With a quick glance at the incomparably sharp bone that was floating over Nie Tian and absorbing mixed energies from the starry river, he muttered, “It seems to have risen to the same level as a divine tool now.”

Nie Tian opened his eyes and saw the woman Jing Feiyang had brought here. “It’s you? Why are you here?”

It was White Rose, the leader of a Star Hunters organization that roamed the starry river between the Domain of Heaven Python, the Domain of Endless Snow, the Domain of Flame’s End, and the Domain of Vast Darkness.

The last time he had seen her, he had been on his way to the Domain of Endless Snow. Master Bloody Despair, Old Shadow Eccentric, and her had ambushed him in succession. However, his experience with her had been fairly pleasant.

Now, many years later, she had advanced from the early Saint domain to the middle Saint domain.

However, Nie Tian had heard that since Master Bloody Despair had left to join Sikong Cuo’s forces, her Star Hunter organization seemed to have suffered heavy losses, and ended up much weaker than before.

White Rose bowed in respect. “I’m here to share information with you. We spotted a large number of ninth and eighth grade Fiends, Phantasms, and Demons in areas adjacent to the Domain of Heaven Python. I suppose they’re preparing for a great battle.”

As the leader of a Star Hunter organization, she and her men spent a large portion of their time roaming the starry river between different domains.

Furthermore, all of her subordinates were cunning fellows. They would leave teleportation portals in certain areas to better communicate with one another and watch out for enemies.

For that reason, she had been the first to notice the arrival of the outsiders.

Fan Tianze, the Shadow Society, and many other forces had learned of the outsiders’ movements from her.

Nie Tian nodded. “We’ve long since learned that the outsiders are planning an invasion. Thank you for your efforts. However, you could talk to Dong Li about the number and grades of the outsiders. You really didn’t have to come here.”

With these words, he gave Jing Feiyang a puzzled look.

With a wry smile, Jing Feiyang said, “Nie Tian, other than to share information, she also wishes to join your force.”

Nie Tian was taken aback. “Join my force?” 


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