Chapter 1647: Surrounded By Enemies

PHEW! PHEW!

Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits’ soul shadows flew out of the Realm of Dark Souls like a hundred butterflies.

However, as soon as they entered the starry river, they joined together as one.

WHOOSH!

In the blink of an eye, Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits came to form.

“Nie Tian!”

Now, as Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits manifested in the Void World, his aura turned out to be much stronger than that of his doppelganger that Nie Tian had fought in the Mortal World.

Countless cyan lightning wisps slithered all over his body while numerous gigantic evil spirits could be seen floating behind him, emanating ruthless, frenzied soul power.

Some of them were in the form of titans. Some of them were in the form of dragons, while others were in the form of ancient Devils.

Each and every one of them was larger than the evil gods, and had been late tenth grade grand monarchs when they had been alive.

Nie Tian, who had his bones broken and meridians ruptured, slowly sat up straight from a lying position.

With a single glance at Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits, he knew that he deserved his title as the fourth strongest expert in the Void World.

Even though those formidable evil spirits didn’t possess fleshly bodies, the feeling they gave him was every bit as strong as what he felt from the evil gods. As they bore their fangs and brandished their claws, the soul power they exuded felt like sharp metal blades.

Soul power was a mysterious thing. Once it was strong enough, it could easily break rocks, cut through metals, and even penetrate realms.

“Nie Tian!” Pei Qiqi yelled as she spat out a mouthful of azure Blood Essence.

As the beads of gem-like Blood Essence dropped onto the Space Boundaries Crystal, they seemed to stimulate its spatial power to the fullest. 

“Void Split!”

Her thin, jade-like fingers seemed to be covered in a misty blue aura, with fine wisps of blue lightning interweaving underneath her milky-white skin, as she wove her hands to form a complicated seal.

As soon as the seal came to form, blood oozed and shot out from her fingers, which looked like azure jade.

BOOM!

The seamless space seemed to be bombarded open by an ancient god with brutal force.

At the same time, blinding light burst forth from within the Space Boundaries Crystal as it started spinning, its many facets cutting the void open behind Nie Tian and causing numerous spatial rifts to manifest.

It looked very much like the countless interweaving spatial rifts in the sky in the mysterious Void Illusion Mountain Range in the Realm of Split Void.

Nie Tian was flabbergasted.

“Go!” Pei Qiqi shouted. Azure Blood Essence kept flying out of the tips of her jade-like fingers.

Apparently, she was consuming a tremendous amount of flesh power with every second she kept the Space Boundaries Crystal operating in this manner.

At the same time, her sea of awareness was suffering heavy blows from Grand Monarch Soul Capturer ceaselessly.

It was just that Nie Tian didn’t notice the damage that was being inflicted upon her sea of awareness.

“Senior Martial Sister Pei!”

Nie Tian’s eyes reddened as he felt a strange, heart-wrenching pain, which he had never felt before.

It wasn’t a pain caused by the trauma to his body, but it was excruciating, as if someone had taken a knife to his heart.

HOWL!

He stopped fixing his badly-damaged body with his last remaining Blood Essence, but rather fused it madly into Rampage Behemoth’s bone.

The bone burst forth with crimson light as tens of thousands of Bloodline Crystal Chains suddenly condensed in it.

In the next moment, a colossal illusory shape of the Rampage Behemoth manifested in the void.

In its presence, the enormous evil spirits floating behind Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits suddenly looked significantly smaller.

With a demented expression, Nie Tian completely ignored the fact that he was bleeding as he shouted at Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits and the roaring evil spirits that were charging towards him under his command, “Come on, Thousand Spirits! I could destroy your doppelgänger and sub-souls in the Mortal World. I can do the same in the Void World! Die!”

The Rampage Behemoth’s illusory shape then lunged forwards like a frenzied monster.

The evil spirits that had taken Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits hundreds of millennia and tremendous effort to refine trembled uncontrollably upon sensing the aura of the Rampage Behemoth.

However, despite their fear, they charged on towards the Rampage Behemoth.

Each about thirty thousand meters tall, they managed to unleash soul power that could shatter heaven and earth as they let out doomsday-like dragon cries and beastly howls.

Surprisingly, the illusory shape manifested by the Rampage Behemoth’s bone failed to gain an upper hand in the encounter, and soon ended up badly cut by the power released by the evil spirits.

However, it healed itself within the blink of an eye.

WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!

The clash between them filled the entire area of the starry river with violent soul fluctuations.

Meanwhile...

Floating among the five evil gods, Grand Monarch Soul Slayer smiled coldly as he rapidly turned the pages of a large, ancient book in his hand.

He dropped a drop of his Blood Essence on every page he turned.

The soul symbols in those pages seemed to be instantly activated, as they formed mysterious soul formations that rose from the pages and rapidly expanded and morphed in the void. Some of them took the form of enormous blades and cyan shields, while others morphed into vengeful spirits. All of them were used to defend against the evil gods’ attacks.

The light emanated by the book merged with Grand Monarch Soul Slayer’s Blood Essence and soul power in a mysterious way, making him ethereal and hard to capture, as if he were floating in the void in one second, but hidden inside the book in another.

The evil gods couldn’t even lock onto him with their soul awareness, much less deal him damage with their soul magics.

“I’m here!”

Another Netherspirit expert, Grand Monarch Soul Converger, roared as he charged out of the Realm of Dark Souls. In a split second, he rushed into the starry river and joined Grand Monarch Soul Slayer in his battle against the evil gods.

This Grand Monarch Soul Converger was also a late tenth grade grand monarch.

“Nie Tian!” Pei Qiqi called out with increased urgency. “Enough fighting! Let’s get out of here now! This place is no longer safe!”

She had a strong feeling that Grand Monarch Soul Capturer had planned this whole thing, and Nie Tian was his target!

Through this battle, he intended to retake the Spirit Scepter, the Nether Rivers that had vanished from the Silent Star Sea and the Nether Realm, and the five evil gods!

The unusual changes to the Nether River in the Realm of Dark Souls were nothing but a setup!

Through this, Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits could also take his vengeance on Nie Tian for frustrating their invasion of the Mortal World.

“Damn!” Nie Tian’s heart sank.

At the same time, his true soul shrewdly sensed that the colossal shape manifested by the Rampage Behemoth’s bone was losing its soul power as it fought on.

The same went for the enormous evil spirits released by Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits.

All of their lost soul power was being fused into the Dark Soul Ward and the murky Nether River.

Noticing this, he paid close attention to the Nether River.

Inside the Nether River, Grand Monarch Soul Capturer’s soul shadow had entered the gigantic soul shadow formed by Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit’s fragmentary soul. Right now, he was using the power he had branded in the murky river to neutralize Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit’s residual will.

As this happened, the Spirit Scepter was being gradually corrupted by the power of the murky river.

“Bloodline: Soul-burning Blood Spell!” Grand Monarch Soul Capturer’s voice suddenly echoed from the depths of the murky river.

WHOOSH!

A cluster of burning Blood Essence morphed into a cyan blood cloud that flew out of the Nether River.

The cyan blood cloud somehow reflected the soul images of Nie Tian, Pei Qiqi, and the five evil gods.

All of a sudden, the cyan blood cloud burst into raging flames.

Pei Qiqi immediately held her head with her hands and started groaning in agony. Meanwhile, cyan flames started burning in the eyes of the five evil gods, who were fighting Grand Monarch Soul Slayer and Grand Monarch Soul Converger.

“Master!” They called out for help simultaneously.

Nie Tian was the only one who didn’t seem affected by the soul spell. Apparently, in his sea of awareness, where fragmentary stars shone dazzlingly, Grand Monarch Heavenly Spirit’s soul wonders that had been branded in his true soul burst forth with a power that stopped his soul from being ignited.

SHEW! SHEW! SHEW!

All of a sudden, the numerous spatial rifts Pei Qiqi had split open by stimulating the Space Boundaries Crystal with her bloodline strangely came together.

It was as if many secret spatial tunnels were being forcibly connected at this moment.

“Hmm?!”

Even Pei Qiqi found this astonishing as she turned around to look behind her.

She saw hundreds of spatial rifts twisting together like hemp ropes.

So many different spatial tunnels rapidly banded together to form an unprecedentedly vast, but rather unstable spatial tunnel.

Glorious lights could be seen streaking through the tunnel.

Then, a gigantic monstrous head entered Pei Qiqi’s view. It was so large that it even stretched and deformed the spatial tunnel.

At the same time, a chaotic, twisting power filled the entire spatial tunnel, expelling even her bloodline power.

Pei Qiqi was bewildered by the incredible scene. “Chaotic power... Is this the Star Behemoth in the Shatter Battlefield, the one that was nearly turned into a Heavenly Corpse?” 

“Young master!” Feng Beiluo’s panicked exclamation echoed from the congested spatial tunnel. Covered by the Chaos Behemoth’s aura, his voice was faint and muffled.


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