Enshrouded in a thick gray mist, the vast floating continent chased after You Qimiao in a relentless and overbearing manner.
A hint of a cold smile appeared at the corner of You Qimiao’s mouth as he said, “Even though I’ve entered the late God domain and my Yin Yang Chaos Mirror has entered a new level, I still can’t breach the Godspan Sword Formation on my own. However, this Star Behemoth should be able to. It’s not only tremendous in size, but it also has a tremendously strong flesh aura, and the Star Behemoths’ unique bloodline talent: Domain Split.”
“The Heaven Span Pavilion!” His expression grew colder and colder as he gazed into the distance where the Realm of Heaven Span gradually entered his sight, enveloped in a network of countless interweaving sword lights.
Duan Hongwen, who was also from the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, suddenly appeared in front of him. “Sectmaster.”
Floating next to him were Xuan Guangyu, Shangguan Zhi from the Shadow Society, and Song Chequan from the Jade Heaven Sect.
Xuan Guangyu, who was well-versed in spatial power, had brought them here.
Full of smiles, Xuan Guangyu clasped his hands respectfully towards You Qimiao and said, “Congratulations, Brother You, for advancing to the late God domain with the help of the Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir you obtained from the Void World.”
You Qimiao, who was speeding through the void on his Yin Yang Chaos Mirror, frowned slightly and said, “Why are you here?”
“We’re here to aid you, of course,” Xuan Guangyu said.
“Aid me?” A derisive smile escaped You Qimiao’s mouth as he shook his head and said, “If that’s the case, you may leave now. I don’t need your aid anymore. Even if I’m not strong enough to destroy that Godspan Sword Formation, the Ripper Behemoth is here with me, isn’t it? Star Behemoths like it are natural banes to realms and all sorts of grand spell formations.”
“We can help, Sectmaster,” Duan Hongwen said.
You Qimiao let out a cold harrumph and eyed Duan Hongwen for a few seconds before saying, “No need. If you hadn’t awakened the Ripper Behemoth with them, I would have killed you right now!”
A sense of coldness rose in Duan Hongwen’s heart as he hastily said, “Sectmaster, I only did as Sectmaster Jiang instructed.”
You Qimiao fixed him with a cold look. “Do you work for the Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect or Jiang Yuanchi?”
“The Remote Beginning Heavenly Sect, of course,” Duan Hongwen said without hesitation.
“If that’s the case, make a clean break with them.” With these words, You Qimiao tilted his chin disdainfully as he cast a glance at Xuan Guangyu, Shangguan Zhi, and Song Chequan. “If Jiang Yuanchi were here, I might consider working with you. But since he’s not, I don’t even want to waste my time talking to you.”
Xuan Guangyu’s face immediately grew grim. “Brother You, that Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir you have...”
As soon as he mentioned the Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir, greed appeared on Song Chequan, Shangguan Zhi, and Duan Hongwen’s faces, as they all hoped to obtain a bit of it so they could make their breakthroughs as smoothly as You Qimiao had.
“I actually still have some Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir,” You Qimiao said casually.
“So...” Xuan Guangyu said, with a zealous smile.
“But that has nothing to do with you,” You Qimiao said expressionlessly. “According to my agreement with Jiang Yuanchi, I’ll give the remaining Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir to him, if he comes back alive from the Void World, of course.
“As for you… If you really want Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir, you might as well go to the Void World and fight the Netherspirits for it.
“I can give you some pointers. Pei Qiqi can open the portal in the depths of the Seven-star Blue Sea in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries.
“Oh, also, Nie Tian has some Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir. You can try to take it from him if you want.”
With these words, You Qimiao turned to let out a soul roar in the floating continent’s direction, a soul roar that pierced into the depths of the floating continent. “Come at me, evil creature!”
Standing on his Yin Yang Chaos Mirror, he charged towards the Realm of Heaven Span at a speed even faster than before, leaving everyone, including Duan Hongwen, exchanging awkward glances with each other.
Only after a while did Xuan Guangyu growl in a low voice, gritting his teeth. “You Qimiao!”
“The Ripper Behemoth is coming this way,” Shangguan Zhi exclaimed.
With a cold snort, Xuan Guangyu split open a spatial rift and said, “Let’s get out of here first! What about you? Are you coming with us or your sectmaster?”
He looked coldly at Duan Hongwen.
After pondering for a moment, Duan Hongwen gave his answer by diving into the spatial rift without saying a word.
With a cold expression, Xuan Guangyu gazed off at You Qimiao, who was gradually approaching the Realm of Heaven Span, and said, “Do you really think you can succeed without us? Perhaps you’ve become the one with the highest cultivation base in the human world, but cultivation base doesn’t mean everything.”
With these words, he flew into the spatial rift after the others.
At the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
Fan Tianze, Chu Rui, and many others had returned to the Realm of Heaven Span to activate the Godspan Sword Formation and prepare for the dire situation they might have to face.
At the same time, Pei Qiqi immersed herself in the azure sea and studied the wonders of the portal in the depths of the sea by relying on her Voidspirit bloodline.
Suspended in front of her, the Space Boundaries Crystal spun from time to time.
One of its many facets suddenly showed an image.
It was an image of Nie Tian appearing in the Domain of Flame’s End with the Flame Dragon Armor.
Pei Qiqi, who was condensing her bloodline power to solve the mysteries of the portal, snapped awake.
This whole time, that facet of the Space Boundaries Crystal had been locked onto the area in the Domain of Flame’s End where Nie Tian had left, as she knew that Nie Tian would return to his original location.
She charged out of the Realm Sea, split open a spatial rift, and crossed into the Domain of Flame’s End.
“You’ve got to come to the Seven Stars Realm Sea. The situation has gotten complicated.” Upon arriving, she explained the situation to Nie Tian, telling him that Grand Monarch Primal Wood and other Ancientspirit experts were waiting to meet him.
She also told him that the Ripper Behemoth was still ravaging the Domain of Heaven Span.
“I returned with the intention to ask you to come with me... but considering the situation, I guess that can wait.” With these words, Nie Tian followed her to the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
He assumed that since it would take a long time for the Nether River to reach the roots of that ancient tree, it wasn’t the most pressing issue at hand.
After returning to the Seven Stars Realm Sea, he went to meet Fata under Dong Li’s escort. Upon seeing Fata, he said, “You may inform Grand Monarch Primal Wood that I’m back.”
Elated, Fata said, “Sure!”
“Nie Tian, You Qimiao from the Realm of Heaven Span is leading the Ripper Behemoth towards the Realm of Heaven Span, which puts the Heaven Span Pavilion in a dangerous situation,” Dong Li said with a frown. “Fan Tianze, Chu Rui, and many other experts have gone to help with the defenses. Do we join them?”
Nie Tian frowned. “I doubt that I can calm the Ripper Behemoth. Besides, it warned me and urged me to stay away from it before it was driven mad by hunger. As for You Qimiao, he’ll be tough to deal with as well now that he’s entered the late God domain. However, I find it weird that he’d provoke the Star Behemoth and attract it to the Heaven Span Pavilion.
“Does he harbor some bitter hatred towards the Heaven Span Pavilion? Otherwise, why would he do this to the Heaven Span Pavilion as his first act after entering the late God domain at such a moment when the human race is facing peril?
“Didn’t he join hands with the Shadow Society in the siege of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace?”
He and Pei Qiqi had worked with You Qimiao in the Void World.
Even though he was full of ruses, he was a man of his word. He had given Pei Qiqi the Soul-cleansing Origin Elixir and soul crystals he had promised them after leaving the Void World.
He had detested You Qimiao because of the battle in the Realm of Maelstrom.
However, their experience in the Void World had slightly relieved his aversion towards the man.
He had a feeling that there might be a reason for him going after the Heaven Span Pavilion as soon as he had broken through to the late God domain.
After pondering for a while, he said, “Let’s forget about the Realm of Heaven Span for the time being, and meet Grand Monarch Primal Wood and the Ancientspirit visitors first.
“In fact, I want to meet them too. There are things I’d like to ask them about.”
Many titans, flame dragons, and Ancientbeasts were buried on the magical lands in that mysterious area of the starry river.
He didn’t know what had happened between that colossal ancient tree and that peculiar branch of the Nether River.
His original plan was to take Pei Qiqi there, but he had changed his mind. If his meeting with Grand Monarch Primal Wood and the Ancientspirits was productive, he planned to take them to that mysterious place to find answers to his questions.
“Grand Monarch Primal Wood of my people and the Ancientspirit grand monarchs will arrive at the Seven Stars Realm Sea in a few hours,” Fata said.