After coming to form in the Nether River, the new Heavenly Spirit Seals were tossed into the Spirit Pearl.
By the time there were four Heavenly Spirit Seals in the Spirit Pearl, Nie Tian was struck by a strong sense of weakness.
He then realized that he had overdrawn his soul power, and thus gave up on condensing a fifth Heavenly Spirit Seal.
During this time, the Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron, the signature treasure of the fire element sect, explained Pang Chicheng’s experiences after leaving the Realm of Fire Spirit in detail.
According to it, that underground palace in the Realm of Fire Spirit was connected to many fiery arcane realms.
Those arcane realms had been discovered by Pang Bo and later put under the Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron’s control, so it could transfuse flame power from them to the Realm of Fire Spirit continuously.
The Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron had taken Pang Chicheng to those arcane realms, allowing him to advance to the God domain with the help of the rich flame power there.
After Pang Chicheng’s defeat in the Realm of Fire Spirit, he had fallen out with the Thunder Devil and Feng Beiluo, which had undermined his relationship with the secret force behind Feng Beiluo.
After that, Pang Chicheng had come into contact with Xuan Guangyu, the Shadow Society, the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, and the Jade Heaven Sect. During that time, the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society had found him, and incited him to take a trip to the floating continent and awaken the Ripper Behemoth.
After storing four Heavenly Spirit Seals in the Spirit Pearl, Nie Tian combed through the information he had obtained from the Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron. “So Pang Chicheng had a falling out with Feng Beiluo’s force. Then, he associated with Xuan Guangyu and those with him. That was when he was incited by the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society...”
All of a sudden, Nie Tian’s expression flickered violently. “If the sectmaster of the Nether Spirit Society was possessed by Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits, doesn’t it mean Xuan Guangyu and the others have been his chess pieces as well? Is You Qimiao from the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect a part of this too? He’s trying to break through to the late God domain, and there’s a good chance he’ll succeed. If he’s also...”
Having reached this point in his train of thought, Nie Tian felt a headache over the messy situation.
At this moment, no more glowing cyan spots flew from the Nether River into the five evil gods to help restore and integrate their memories.
Nie Tian turned to take a deep look at the huge vortex from which fresh water was flowing.
“Where does it connect? The Phantasms’ Nether Realm or the Void World?” Eyebrows knitted, he switched his gaze between the slowly-flowing Nether River and the colossal ancient tree. “Now, with the infusion of fresh water, the Nether River has gained the upper hand in its battle against the ancient tree, which has lasted for who knows how long. Is there anything I can do to help the ancient tree?”
Now that five Heavenly Spirit Seals had been successfully embedded in the foreheads of the evil gods in the form of prismatic crystals, the main goal of his trip to this mysterious place had been achieved.
After all, he had come here harboring the intent of gaining full control over the five evil gods.
“The situation in the outside world is even messier. I guess I should get out of here as soon as possible.” He thought to himself. “However, if I leave, this slowly-flowing branch of the Nether River will eventually reach that ancient tree. If that happens, what changes will happen to this place? Will it be assimilated by the Nether River and become enveloped in gruesome Nether Qi? Will Netherspirits from the Void World invade?
“That vortex is full of spatial wonders, yet I probably can’t uncover its secrets by myself.
“What if I ask Senior Martial Sister Pei to come here and explore its wonders with her Space Boundaries Crystal?”
Thoughts flashed across his mind, making him hesitant about what to do.
Furthermore, Pang Chicheng was still here. Without the Four Manifestations Flame Soul Cauldron, he could probably only wander around in this mysterious area of the starry river.
This gave him another concern: that Pang Chicheng might sabotage the balance in this place and trigger some major turbulence.
“This is such a headache.”
After pondering the matter from different angles, he finally decided to leave to get Pei Qiqi’s help, so he could uncover the truth and ferret out and kill Pang Chicheng with her strength.
At the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
Ancient starships that belonged to different human forces were berthed around the seven dead stars that surrounded the Realm Sea.
Sects like the Divine Seal Sect, the Golden Vast Sect, and the Thousandsword Mountain Sect, along with the five major sects and three major clans of the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, had people entering and exiting the area all the time.
Yu Suying, Mo Qianfan, Xie Qian, Master Blood Spirit, and other experts all visited quite frequently.
As the mysteries of the Realm Sea were gradually known to people, this area suddenly became the one place in Nie Tian’s territory that enjoyed the utmost importance.
Its status quickly rose above that of the Realm of Maelstrom.
Not just Nie Tian’s followers, but other human experts would also come from different parts of the human world after learning about the wonders of the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
Intense spatial fluctuations would emerge on the seven dead stars from time to time, followed by visitors who asked to meet Dong Li or Pei Qiqi with different purposes.
A spatial rift was split open by Ji Yuanquan.
Then, Fan Tianze, Chu Rui, Ye Wenhan, and other cornerstones of the four great sects arrived through it.
Upon seeing Pei Qiqi, Fan Tianze cut to the chase and asked, “Where’s Nie Tian, kid? The Ripper Behemoth has been driven into madness by hunger. It has started devouring realms of the Domain of Heaven Span that are rich in spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth. That domain is the foundation of my sect. We can’t allow the Ripper Behemoth to destroy it.”
Face expressionless, Pei Qiqi said, “Go kill it then.”
As soon as Fan Tianze heard this, the smile froze on his face.
Ji Yuanquan gave her a stern look and said, “What’s with the attitude, kid? We wouldn’t have come here if we could kill it. We’re only here because we know Nie Tian can communicate with it. Where is he? We want to know if he can bring that Ripper Behemoth back to its senses.”
“He’s out in secluded cultivation, and he’s not back yet,” Pei Qiqi said.
“Can you please try and see if you can get in touch with him and ask him to end his secluded cultivation as soon as possible?” Ye Wenhan asked, full of smiles. “All of the Ancientspirit and outsider grand monarchs that survived the Ripper Behemoth have already pulled out of the Domain of Heaven Span. However, that has made things even more complicated. If after they regroup, they spread out to invade different domains simultaneously, it’ll only result in more deaths on our part.”
“You may try and contact him yourselves. I can’t,” Pei Qiqi said expressionlessly.
“How about we go ask Miss Dong?” Chu Rui suggested.
Fata of the Floragrims was temporarily living in a remote corner of a dead star.
All of a sudden, he sensed a stir in his bloodline.
He shrewdly derived a soul message from the fluctuations in his bloodline. It was a soul message from Grand Monarch Primal Wood. “Grand Monarch Primal Wood! He must be nearby!”
Fata then took a deep breath and established communication with Grand Monarch Primal Wood through bloodline magics.
After a while, he shuddered and sprang to his feet. “I need to see Dong Li or Miss Pei now!”
Li Langfeng nodded and said, “Sure.”
Without any delay, he took out his Sound Stone and contacted Dong Li.
Before long, Dong Li floated over like a goddess of darkness, devouring the light around her and exuding an oppressing dark aura.
“Grand Monarch Primal Wood of my people has talked to all the Ancientspirits. Now, he asks to see Nie Tian. There’s a very important matter he needs to discuss with him right away!” Fata said excitedly and without any hesitation. “According to him, he has received guidance from our people’s creator, the Tree of Life!”
Dong Li was taken aback. “The Tree of Life?! Didn’t people say it died a long time ago? Even though Nie Tian and I came across a young Tree of Life in a special place we visited, from which we even picked fruits of Life, it was clearly different from your Tree of Life.”
Fata seemed to be in high spirits as he said, “I thought our Tree of Life was dead too, but who would have thought that it’s somehow reviving now, when the entire Spirit World is withering? Grand Monarch Primal Wood and several Ancientspirit grand monarchs are nearby. They wish to come to the Seven Stars Realm Sea to talk to Nie Tian in person. They have vital information to share with him.”
Hearing this, Dong Li said, “Many God domain human experts have gathered here too. This isn’t a good place to meet, is it?”
“It’s okay,” Fata said with determination. “According to Grand Monarch Primal Wood, this is a matter of paramount importance. The God domain human experts should be there to hear it.”
Dong Li’s expression flickered with surprise. “Really?!”
Mo Qianfan from the Heavenly Thunder Sect, who was on the other side of the dead star, exclaimed in shock, “What? You Qimiao has broken through to the late God domain? Is your information reliable?”
“You Qimiao has advanced to the late God domain!” Ye Wenhan from the Heaven Span Pavilion, who was floating over the Seven Stars Realm Sea, also exclaimed, as if he had just received word of it as well. “Is it good or bad news that he’s entered the late God domain at such a time when all of our peak experts are away?”
Ji Yuanquan let out a sigh. “I’m just worried that Xuan Guangyu and his lot will be emboldened, knowing that they have strong backing.”
“Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir! His breakthrough must have a lot to do with the wondrous effect of the Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir!”