Nie Tian was taken aback. “Will it be affected if the remains of its first generation are destroyed? Didn’t its first and second generations wither and die already? How will anything that happens to the remains of its first generation affect it?”
“It’ll affect its growth,” Grand Monarch Primal Wood said.
“Affect its growth...” Nie Tian said with a frown. “So what is this place? Is it in the Spirit World or the Mortal World? Also, why would a branch of the Nether River flow here? Where did it come from?”
He had far too many unanswered questions about this mysterious place.
After a moment of hesitation, Grand Monarch Primal Wood decided to tell him the truth. “This area of the starry river we’re in is called... the Silent Star Sea.”
He casually picked up three small rocks and placed them on the ground in front of him in a triangle.
“The Mortal World, the Spirit World, and the Void World are basically in a triangle.
“This empty space between the Spirit World and the Mortal World is known as the vast Dead Star Sea, one of the so-called Realm Seas.
“This vast expanse of space between the Spirit World and the Void World is where we are now, the Silent Star Sea, which is being sealed by the first generation of the Tree of Life.
“Between the Mortal World and the Void World, there’s another Realm Sea, which is called the Doomed Star Sea.
“I’ve heard that many human rebels, along with rogue Ancientspirits and outsiders, are living there.”
The three Ancientspirit experts also listened with rapt attention as Grand Monarch Primal Wood spoke.
It appeared that Chatvic, Scotte, and the Golden-feathered Divine Finch didn’t know much about the Realm Seas that separated the three worlds.
Nie Tian’s expression flickered with astonishment. “The Dead Star Sea, Silent Star Sea, and Doomed Star Sea!”
Looking at the three rocks on the ground and listening to Grand Monarch Primal Wood’s narration, he had come to an overall understanding of the Mortal World, the Spirit World, and the Void World for the first time.
Pei Qiqi’s eyes also lit up.
Apparently, her master Qu Yi hadn’t told her much about the Realm Seas that separated the three worlds either.
“According to the Tree of Life, the Dead Star Sea that separated the Mortal World and the Spirit World was filled with vigorous realms a long time ago. However, countless interracial battles, including battles between Star Behemoths and Ancientspirits, fights between Ancientspirits and outsiders, and battles between the humans and those from the Spirit World, in that order, have reduced the realms in the Dead Star Sea to dead realms.
“As for the Silent Star Sea we’re currently in, it has witnessed similar battles in distant eras as well.
“Sometimes, Star Behemoths would travel through the Silent Star Sea to the Void World to prey on its local races and devour its realms. There were also times that Netherspirit, Bonedrude, and Devil experts sailed through the Silent Star Sea to commit all kinds of outrages in the Spirit World.
“At the end of a distant era, the first-generation Tree of Life led the Ancientspirits in a fierce battle against powerful beings from the Void World. During that battle, even Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit of the Netherspirits perished, his soul awareness transforming into the Nether River.
“Meanwhile, the first-generation Tree of Life also withered and died. Luckily, its seed drifted to my people’s ancestral land, where it grew, and created us.
“Aside from being brave fighters, our grand monarchs also have powerful bloodline talents that allowed them to heal and help Ancientspirits recover their battle prowess at a much faster speed.
“In fact, the second-generation Tree of Life created my kind to further the Ancientspirits’ cause.
“It knew that even after being reduced to the Nether River, Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit wouldn’t rest until he destroyed the remains of the first-generation Tree of Life and opened the gate to the Spirit World.
“That’s because even in death, the first-generation Tree of Life is sealing the Silent Star Sea tightly.
“Because of this, even we can’t usually enter the Silent Star Sea from the Spirit World.
“It’s even harder for the three races of the Void World to pass through the Silent Star Sea and enter our world.
“What that branch of the Nether River is doing now is trying to destroy the remains of the first-generation Tree of Life, which are the foundation of this entire sealing spell. Once its roots are destroyed, the sealing spell will fail. It’ll be very easy for powerful experts from the Void World to travel through the Silent Star Sea and invade our world.
“Furthermore, as you must have noticed, unlike the Dead Star Sea, the landmasses in the Silent Star Sea still contain spiritual energy.
“Because of that, living beings can survive here. They can even strengthen their bloodlines and procreate here.
“Of course, that’s on the premise that the Silent Star Sea is battle-free.”
Grand Monarch Primal Wood’s eyes glittered as he reached this point in his speech.
The eyes of Chatvic, Scotte, and the Golden-feathered Divine Finch also lit up.
According to Grand Monarch Primal Wood, the Dead Star Sea wasn’t a place where living beings could live long-term, but the Silent Star Sea was.
Now, with the Spirit World withering away, migrating to the Silent Star Sea was actually a valid option for the Ancientspirits.
Of course, that was based on the Silent Star Sea being safe.
“The Silent Star Sea, the Doomed Star Sea...” Nie Tian muttered. “The Seven Stars Realm Sea in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries was built by the Voidspirits. It’s...”
Grand Monarch Primal Wood interrupted him by saying, “Technically speaking, the Seven Stars Realm Sea isn’t a true Realm Sea. It’s more of a portal that connects two worlds, like the portals the powerful races from the Spirit World left in the Mortal World in early years.
“Through those portals, we can enter the Mortal World without crossing the Dead Star Sea.
“Plus, there aren’t any realms in the Seven Stars Realm Sea. How can it be regarded as a Realm Sea?”
Hearing this, Pei Qiqi joined the conversation. “He’s right, Nie Tian. The Seven Stars Realm Sea isn’t a Realm Sea in a real sense. It just contains a portal that connects the Mortal World and the Void World, a very special one though.”
“That’s right,” Grand Monarch Primal Wood said. “The situation in the Void World is different from the Mortal World and the Spirit World. It’s much more difficult for their inhabitants to build portals that connect to the Mortal World and the Spirit World. In distant eras, countless battles broke out between their world and ours, but the three major races of the Void World just couldn’t find a way to build a portal like the one in the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
“The only known shortcut through which the inhabitants of the Void World can leave their world without passing through the Silent Star Sea or the Doomed Star Sea is the Seven Stars Realm Sea.
“The Silent Star Sea is the only gateway through which powerful experts from the Void World can enter our World, and it’s sealed by the Tree of Life.
“Other than the Seven Stars Realm Sea, which is currently under your control, the Doomed Star Sea is another gateway to your world. However, according to what I’ve learned, though like the Silent Star Sea, the Doomed Star Sea is also filled with energetic inhabitable realms, it’s not sealed. The three major races from the Void World and humans can enter it at any time.
“So I guess that makes the Doomed Star Sea the most deadly and war-stricken place across the three worlds.
“What is it?” Nie Tian asked. He was convinced that the strongest force in the Doomed Star Sea was the one that his father and Feng Beiluo belonged to, the one that had absorbed so-called crooked cultivators, all sorts of outsider rebels, and a large number of young hybrids.
“It’s really surprising that even though the three powerful races from the Void World can easily access the Doomed Star Sea, they haven’t crossed it into the Mortal World to this day,” Grand Monarch Primal Wood said.
Pei Qiqi jumped in and said, “That’s because an extremely powerful force in the Doomed Star Sea has been shielding off their attacks.”
She had the privilege to briefly visit the Doomed Star Sea from the space disruption zone, and get a glimpse of what it was like.
She was convinced that the majority of the Voidspirits were living in the Doomed Star Sea, and that the Void Palace Sect had also moved to the Doomed Star Sea after disappearing from the Realm of Split Void.
Grand Monarch Primal Wood took a deep breath and said, “After I’ve said so much, you should understand the overall situation now, right? Time is of the essence here. We’ve got to act now to stop and neutralize the Nether River that extends here from the Void World.
“We’d better wipe out Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit’s residual power in it so things like this won’t happen again.”
Nie Tian curled his lips and said with a taunting tone, “If you want to prevent things like this from happening again, don’t forget that there’s a branch of the Nether River in the Nether Realm in your world. I don’t understand why you would allow Phantasms, Demons, and Bonebrutes to exist in the Spirit World.”
“You think we don’t want to get rid of them?” The Golden-feathered Divine Finch said in a low, but sharp voice. “It’s just that they developed quickly while we weren’t paying attention. When we decided to eradicate them, they had already become too strong for us to do so.”
“There’s another thing,” Chatvic joined the conversation. “Many of them don’t know the truth about their origins. Those who do, like Grand Monarch Nether River, Grand Monarch Primal Demon, and Grand Monarch Crystal Bones, refuse to have any connection with the Void World. As long as the three of them still rule, they won’t allow their people to be enslaved by the three races of the Void World.”
Grand Monarch Primal Wood chimed in. “Those late tenth grade grand monarchs have their oldest bloodline imprints awakened, allowing them to know everything. How would beings as proud as them be willing to kneel before others?”
“But those three seem to have disappeared for a long time,” Nie Tian said.
Grand Monarch Primal Wood’s expression grew grim. “They went to the Void World to seek the so-called secrets of transcending the limits of the tenth grade. There’s no telling whether they’re still alive. The only thing I know is that Grand Monarch Life Wood of my people has probably died.”
“What? Grand Monarch Life Wood died?” Scotte the lightning dragon bellowed. “Don’t talk nonsense, Primal Wood!”
Grand Monarch Primal Wood let out a sigh. “That is the truth. The third-generation Tree of Life sensed it and told me. He’s the only leader that it knows has died.”