An endless sea of floating corpses stretched as far as the eye could see.
They belonged to a wide array of species, and quietly exuded death auras.
This entire area of the starry river was filled with intense death Qi, giving Nie Tian a deeply uncomfortable feeling that his life bloodline was being suppressed.
He knew that if he stayed here, the recovery of his fleshly injuries would definitely be affected.
The feeling the Floragrims’ ancestral land had given him and the feeling this place was giving him were two different extremes.
One was brimming with life power, while the other was completely devoid of life power.
Feng Beiluo took a deep breath and said, staring at Pei Qiqi, “The Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones! Why did you choose here of all places, Miss Pei? The Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones, the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement, and the Forbidden Land of Endless Spirits correspond to the three major races of the Void World. Only their most powerful experts can benefit from entering them.
“This Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones is the Bonedrudes’ most mysterious burial ground. It exudes death Qi that powers their ancestral land year-round.
“Perhaps there are Bonedrude experts at the same level as Grand Monarch Ash Bone here somewhere.”
With an expressionless face, Pei Qiqi said, “I had a feeling that there weren’t any noticeable spatial fluctuations here, and that it’s going to be hard to conduct Void Travel here.”
Feng Beiluo looked baffled. “What does that mean?”
“It means that there aren’t any teleportation portals in this area,” Pei Qiqi explained. “Only those like me who are skilled in spatial power and possess spatial treasures like the Space Boundaries Crystal can come and go freely. Even if Grand Monarch Soul Capturer has sensed that we’re in this so-called Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones, they’ll have to travel through the starry river to get here.”
“So are you saying that we’re safe here for the time being?” Feng Beiluo asked.
“Yes,” Pei Qiqi said. “Even if we’re to encounter enemies here, they’ll most likely be Bonedrudes. If we’re so unlucky that we’re to encounter powerful Bonedrude experts that happen to be cultivating in the Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones, then...”
“Let’s just hope we’re not that unlucky,” Feng Beiluo said with a bitter smile.
After sobering up, Nie Tian examined the others and discovered that not only him, but Pei Qiqi, Yuan Jiuchuan, and the five evil gods were also being corroded by the death power that filled this place.
The evil gods seemed to have fallen into a coma.
“Their souls must have suffered heavy blows from Grand Monarch Soul Capturer.”
After pondering for a moment, instead of asking about the features of the Forbidden Land of Myriad Bones, he summoned the Spirit Pearl and communicated with its soul, “The five of them first started their soul convergence in the Spirit Pearl. Now that I’ve lost the Spirit Scepter, can you awaken them from their coma? As much as I want to help them myself, my true soul has also suffered serious injuries.”
“No problem,” The soul of the Spirit Pearl responded.
Immediately afterwards, five beams of soul power shot out of the Spirit Pearl, and fused into the prismatic crystals on the foreheads of the five evil gods, which were transformations of Heavenly Spirit Seals.
Soul imprints seemed to be lit up by the five beams of light as their scattered soul awareness rapidly regathered in their seas of awareness.
It wasn’t long before the five evil gods’ soul awareness recovered, and they slowly opened their eyes.
After the evil god of bloodlust came to himself, he turned to Nie Tian and said, “Grand Monarch Soul Capturer is strong indeed. Now that he has gained control of the Spirit Scepter, he can wield part of our former master’s power. Judging by his current battle prowess, he’s really close to joining the ranks of paragons. If Grand Monarch Heaven Devil of the Devils and Grand Monarch Bone Piercer of the Bonedrudes are as strong as him, then...”
“Then what?” Nie Tian asked.
“Then it makes sense that the late tenth grade grand monarchs from the Spirit World and the late God domain experts from the Mortal World were defeated in the Void World.”
With these words, the five evil gods, who hadn’t returned to the Spirit Pearl for a long time, morphed into five streaks of cyan light and flew into the arcane world inside the Spirit Pearl, where they healed themselves with the Nether Qi and the discarnate souls and evil spirits the Spirit Pearl had gathered years ago.
Ever since Nie Tian had obtained the Spirit Scepter and merged it with a Profound Truths Crystal, he had been using the discarnate souls of the beings he had killed to nourish the transformed Spirit Scepter.
It had been a long time since the Spirit Pearl had absorbed any souls or power.
Because of this, it had required quite a strenuous effort for it to awaken the five evil gods now.
The soul of the Spirit Pearl was a bit bashful as it sent out a soul message, “Master, would you give me a share of the discarnate souls from your battles from now on? I also need soul power to transform and upgrade. My current soul power reserves aren’t enough to even help them recover. I’m afraid that when it comes to the injuries of your true soul, my hands are tied.”
As it spoke, the originally-bright Spirit Pearl grew slightly dimmer.
In the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement.
A slender spatial rift split open in the dark starry river.
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!
Figures streamed through the spatial rift, and floated above the forbidden land.
In the forbidden land below, Shao Tianyang from the fire element sect and the flame dragon high chieftain sensed their arrival, and instantly grew excited again.
Frowning, Dong Li glanced around and said, “Hmm? Isn’t a battle supposed to be taking place in the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement? How come all we can see here are mangled Bonedrude corpses and the debris of shattered starships? Oh!”
She came to a sudden realization. “I suppose the battle is already over.”
“Someone is here!” Yin Xingtian exclaimed with narrowed eyes.
Then, as he let out a cold harrumph, a streak of sword light shot straight out of the corner of his eye.
The streak of sword light pierced through dozens of pieces of enormous starship debris before coming to an abrupt stop at the throat of a Lightspirit.
“Who are you?” Yin Xingtian’s voice echoed from within the sword light.
“Human? A human, just like our high chieftain!” The Lightspirit with four pairs of wings growing out of his back hastily explained in broken human language, “I’ve come here to check if that Nie Tian has fled to the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement.”
“What? Fled?” The sword light transformed from Yin Xingtian’s soul essence pushed an inch forward.
The skin on the Lightspirit’s Adam’s apple was cut by his fierce sword intent, blood instantly squirting out.
The Lightspirit immediately screamed, “That Nie Tian went to the Netherspirits’ Realm of Dark Souls with a girl who carries a Voidspirit bloodline. He daringly attempted to refine the Nether River there, but was ambushed by the Netherspirits. It turned out that Grand Monarch Soul Capturer, Grand Monarch Thousand Spirits, Grand Monarch Soul Converger, and Grand Monarch Soul Slayer had been waiting for him in the Realm of Dark Souls...”
He went on and quickly explained the battle Nie Tian and Pei Qiqi had fought, the heavy blows the evil gods had suffered, and the later arrival of Feng Beiluo and the Chaos Behemoth.
Hearing his words, the crowd burst into a clamor.
“What? Nie Tian was ambushed and badly injured?”
“Was he insane?! He and Pei Qiqi actually dared to break into the Netherspirits’ ancestral land with just the two of them?!”
“Damn it. Now that they’re on the run, how can we find them?”
Dong Li’s charming face turned icy. “Be quiet! Let him finish!”
Her bright eyes suddenly turned pitch-black, and started devouring the light around her like black holes, which made the others’ flesh creep.
“You! Go on!” Yin Xingtian said fiercely.
“Okay! Okay! Eventually, they split open a spatial rift and escaped while Grand Monarch Soul Capturer was forced to go and stop the Chaos Behemoth and the corpse slaves from ravaging the Realm of Dark Souls.” The Lightspirit came out with everything he knew, trembling with fear. “Right now, all the races of the Void World are searching for them in every corner of the Void World under the three major races’ command. I was ordered by our high chieftain to come and check the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement.”
After sneaking a glance at Yin Xingtian and the others, and seeing the killing intent in their eyes, he hastily added, “We Lightspirits aren’t your enemy! Our new high chieftain is a human. His name is Jiang Yuanchi!”
Everyone was confused after hearing these words. “What?!”
“Who’s being imprisoned in this forbidden land?” Dong Li asked aloud.
“I heard it’s the sectmaster of some fire element sect and a flame dragon,” The Lightspirit hastily said.
Hearing this, the crowd of newcomers burst into another clamor. “Shao Tianyang and the flame dragon high chieftain?!”
Dong Li took a deep breath and said, “Even though I can’t locate Nie Tian, I can fuel the turbulence in the Void World! And the enemies of the three major races of the Void World will help me achieve that!”
The Dark Aureole was suddenly released, along with the dark stone, which had already merged with her spiritual sea.
She suddenly plunged towards the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement.
In the devilish flames, the flame dragon high chieftain saw Dong Li morph into a cluster of utter darkness, and plunge towards the forbidden land. “That girl is courting death! How impetuous! How can she possibly think that she can survive the devilish flames and the restrictive spells of the Forbidden Land of Devil Refinement?”
However, what he wanted to say next turned into an exclamation of astonishment. “What the...?!”
Disbelief filled his eyes as he watched the cluster of darkness dive through the raging flames and devastating restrictions, and come to an abrupt stop between him and Shao Tianyang, as if none of them could hurt her.
“I’ll take you out of here. All I want you to do is promise me one thing: plunge the three major races of the Void World into a world of misery and suffering!”
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