On a desolate dead realm.
The evil god of fear stood in the middle of a huge stone altar, howling into the void.
Every syllable it let out shook heaven and earth. In a mysterious rhythm, they seemed to be gathering his soul and memory fragments that were scattered in this world.
Corpses were piled into hills around the altar.
Most of the corpses belonged to strange-looking spirit beasts Nie Tian had never seen before, species that were clearly different from those in the human world.
Three Netherspirits fixed the evil god of fear with fanatical gazes.
A number of Netherspirits, whose auras were clearly not as profound, were gathered in a place quite far from the altar.
Nie Tian found the three Netherspirits unfamiliar, and supposed that they weren’t among the Netherspirits that had attacked the world portal earlier.
Spinning her Space Boundaries Crystal, Pei Qiqi gazed off at the altar that was wreathed in surging pure Nether Qi, and muttered, “A fortress set up on a dead star.”
Then, she turned to Nie Tian and said, “Those Netherspirits seem to be able to extract pure Nether Qi from the mixed energies in the starry river with the help of that stone altar in their fortress on a dead star. That evil god that has broken free from the Spirit Pearl’s confinement is now gathering its lost memory and soul fragments at a higher speed with the help of that stone star.”
Upon spotting Nie Tian and Pei Qiqi, the Netherspirits on the dead star howled furiously at them, who didn’t belong to this world.
However, since none of them had been at the portal to learn the human language from Luo Wanxiang through secret soul magics, they couldn’t communicate with Nie Tian and Pei Qiqi in a language they understood.
Communication failing, they then adopted an extreme approach.
Manipulated by their secret soul magics, numerous evil spirits and vicious souls suddenly swarmed towards Nie Tian.
The evil god of fear also pointed its finger towards Nie Tian and gave an order in the Netherspirits’ language, ordering all of the Netherspirits to kill Nie Tian right away.
Apparently, this evil god had also broken free from Nie Tian’s constraint.
“These Netherspirits are at fairly low grades. Let me take care of them.” With an icy look in her eyes, Pei Qiqi pointed her jade-like finger at the incoming Netherspirits and swarming evil spirits, and then made a gentle swiping motion.
Space was instantly ripped open, creating spatial rifts that devoured each and every evil spirit and vicious soul.
Like them, several weaker Netherspirits were also torn to pieces.
Upon seeing this, the more powerful Netherspirits let out fierce howls.
The Netherspirits that had had their fleshly bodies destroyed instantly escaped with their souls, which seemed to be rather angry, but not scared at all.
Pointing at Nie Tian, the evil god of fear bellowed in the human language, “You! You’d better leave this world right now! Otherwise, after we recover our memories and strength, you, who used to control us, will become our primary target!”
Nie Tian grinned. “You’re my primary targets too!”
As his immense flesh power burst forth, he took a stride in his enlarged form, and instantly arrived in front of the evil god. Without any delay, he summoned all sorts of power from within him to form another Illusory Ancient Talisman.
A unfathomably mysterious talisman that looked like a translucent and sparkling realm that was filled with Nie Tian’s flesh and soul power instantly suppressed the evil god in front of it.
The Illusory Ancient Talisman’s own sealing power was also overwhelming.
As the Illusory Ancient Talisman flew towards the evil god, it felt bound just as the evil god of hatred had. No matter how it howled and tried, it couldn’t defeat Nie Tian’s bloodline and soul imprints that had been branded on its body and soul. Eventually, like the evil god of hatred, it was pulled into the Spirit Pearl.
Nie Tian took a deep breath, feeling that casting the Illusory Ancient Talisman twice within a short period of time was surprisingly consuming. “Done with the second one. Three more to go. Ignore the Netherspirits here.”
“Master, like the evil god of hatred, this evil god is also still gathering fragments of its soul and memories,” the Spirit Pearl’s soul said.
“It’s alright,” Nie Tian said.
He seemed to be even more confident than before as he said, “I’ll give them time to recover their souls and memories in this world.”
Then, he turned to Pei Qiqi. “Next one.”
Pei Qiqi nodded. “Sure.”
One glowing spatial blade after another flew out of the Netherspirits’ badly mangled bodies and returned to her, rapidly disappearing into her sleeve.
With these words, Pei Qiqi spun the Space Boundaries Crystal once again.
In the next moment, she and Nie Tian appeared not far from a stone altar in another dead realm.
However, this time, he faced the evil gods of despair, rage, and bloodlust all at once!
It was unknown whether the three evil gods had sensed that something had happened or it was pure coincidence. The three of them were gathering their memory and soul fragments on the same stone altar.
Aside from them, hundreds of Netherspirits were gathered around the altar. Their bloodline grades varied.
The few Netherspirits Nie Tian had met at the portal were among them. They were standing in front of the altar, as if they were waiting for orders from the evil gods.
Upon seeing Nie Tian and Pei Qiqi, they grinned with deep, cold looks in their eyes.
A shadowy Nether River could be seen floating high in the void.
Vice Sectmaster Luo Wanxiang was standing underneath it and staring up at it, looking deeply obsessed. Reverence and worship filled his face.
“The Nether River runs through the three worlds, the embodiment of Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit’s soul will...” he muttered nonstop.
However, Nie Tian, who had seen an actual branch of the Nether River in the Seven-star Blue Sea, knew that this Nether River wasn’t the actual Nether River.
It seemed to him that it was merely a reflection of the actual Nether River.
He examined it with rapt attention, but failed to see any profound mysteries in it.
One of the Netherspirits turned to Luo Wanxiang and instructed in fluent human language, “Now go take care of this junior from your world.
“Finish him off and help us open the portal, then we’ll take you to the actual Nether River so you can derive enlightenment from the profound truths of souls it carries.
“We believe that given your cultivation base, as long as you get to derive new enlightenment from the Nether River’s main stream, you will be able to make your breakthrough into your people’s so-called late God domain without any obstacles. Perhaps the profound knowledge within the Nether River will even allow you to defeat the known limits, and transcend the God domain!”
The Netherspirits led Luo Wanxiang on gradually and skillfully.
Luo Wanxiang, who was deeply obsessed with the illusory Nether River, had his inner evil fanned by their words. Removing his gaze from the Nether River, he asked Nie Tian, “Where’s Mo Heng?”
“Guarding the portal of course,” Nie Tian said, frowning. He took a look at the three recovering evil gods, finding the situation a bit tricky.
Luo Wanxiang was at the middle God domain and had the All Manifestations Star Banner at his command. He wasn’t strong enough to fight him yet. Not to mention that he’d have to spare his attention to keep an eye on the three increasingly powerful evil gods.
Pei Qiqi’s cultivation base and strength only allowed her to fight opponents at the Saint domain or equal grades.
“What a party! Are those the so-called Netherspirits? A native race of this world?” The voice of You Qimiao from the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect suddenly echoed out.
Wielding his Yin Yang Chaos Mirror, he appeared without making a sound. “It’s really tiring to track you two.”