Chapter 381: Relics within the Bellies of the Mountain Peaks

No matter whether it was the lofty mountain peaks in the Realm of Flame Heaven or in the Realm of Mystic Heaven, they all had vast hollow spaces inside of them.

Countless mysterious patterns were carved on the inner walls of those mountain peaks, and in the middle of their internal spaces, there was always a pagoda, which had profound connections with the stars in the heavens.

Other than that, the vast internal space of those mountain peaks had always been empty.

However, this wasn’t the case for the three mountain peaks in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.

Relying on the connection between the first fragmentary star mark and his soul, Nie Tian examined the inside of the first mountain peak and discovered that, other than the numerous glittering patterns carved on its internal walls and the lit-up pagoda in the middle, a seven-meter-long air-transportation spiritual tool was parked beside the pagoda.

It looked like a small, silver boat forged from some kind of special metal, making it appear very exquisite and elegant.

The prow and stern of the boat were both shuttle-shaped. Illuminated by the pagoda next to it, it glittered with an ice-cold, metallic luster, giving it a very sharp look.

The entire boat was covered in mysterious patterns that contained the profound truths of star power.

Thanks to the connection between the fragmentary star mark and his soul, Nie Tian felt like he had been carried inside the belly of the mountain peak by that fragmentary star mark.

Nie Tian felt as if a shadow of his soul that looked exactly like him was floating quietly within the belly of the mountain peak.

Then, he discovered that he could manipulate his soul shadow to go wherever he wanted. Under his control, his soul shadow slowly arrived above the small boat, where it floated and observed the boat closely.

He discovered that the stones that covered the bottom of the boat weren’t spirit stones that could be found anywhere, but rather Star Stones, which he normally used to practice the Fragmentary Star Incantation.

Like transparent gems, the Star Stones filled the grooves in the bottom of the boat, one Star Stone for each groove.

With everything around him illuminated by the pagoda, Nie Tian could see dazzling starlight constantly falling from the ceiling of the inside of the mountain belly.

Some of the starlight streaked and infused into the patterns on the inner walls, while others flew into that small parked boat.

Bathed in bright starlight, the boat seemed to be absorbing starlight silently.

Nie Tian was secretly shocked. â€śAn air-transportation spiritual tool forged by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace?!” 

He had learned from Hua Mu that air-transportation spiritual tools were very hard to find. Even throughout the Domain of the Falling Stars, only the truly powerful sects with deep-rooted strength would have enough resources and reputation to get brilliant equipment forgers to build this kind of spiritual tool that could soar across the sky.

Hua Mu’s Lightning Shuttle, the Heaven Palace Sect’s Golden Chariot, and the Yin Sect’s Silver Chariot were all air-transportation spiritual tools.

They could allow Qi warriors who hadn’t reached the Profound realm to cover more than 5,000 kilometers through the air within a day.

Before, Hua Mu had taken him to the remote isle on his Lightning Shuttle, where they teleported to the Realm of Flame Heaven.

Huang Fan and Liu Ling had also successively carried him into demon Qi-wreathed areas on their air-transportation spiritual tools.

Having witnessed the wonder of air-transportation spiritual tools, Nie Tian had imagined when he could get one of his own and speed across the heavens on it.

Since it was the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace that had left that silver boat there, did it mean that it was meant for him, the successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace’s legacies?

After all, throughout the Domain of the Falling Stars, he was now the only one who had received legacy marks from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.

Doing his best to calm his excited heart, he switched his mind to the second fragmentary star mark, which had entered the belly of another lofty mountain peak.

The layout within the belly of the second lofty mountain peak was similar to the first one. The only difference was that there wasn’t a boat-shaped air-transportation spiritual tool parked in the middle.

Instead, there was something else.

It was a crescent-moon-shaped crystal that was very similar to the pendant on Liu Ling’s neck, but only bigger.

Even though the crystal wasn’t emanating much light while it floated beside the pagoda, a scroll could be seen sealed within it.

At first glance, Nie Tian knew that the scroll must have something to do with the Yin Sect in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.

Then, he commanded his soul shadow to roam the inside of the mountain peak, but didn’t come to any more discoveries.

That was when he switched to the third fragmentary star mark in the third mountain peak.

It was almost identical to the layout within the second mountain peak, but something could be seen floating next to the pagoda.

It was a ball-shaped crystal, inside of which was also a scroll.

After a mere glance at the crystal and the scroll inside of it, Nie Tian came to a realization. “A relic for the Yang Sect?!”

The series of shocks eventually kept his mind from concentrating, and the wisp of his soul instantly returned to him.

Mad Demonic roars entered his ears, along with the sounds of the Qi warriors who had been protecting him fighting and cursing the Demons.

He didn’t open his eyes immediately, but rather contemplated silently.

“Why would there be relics for the Yin Sect and Yang Sect within those mountain peaks? What in the world is recorded in those two scrolls that have been sealed in those crystals?

“Is there some kind of connection between the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace and the Yin Sect and Yang Sect?

“Is there a way that I can get those crystals and the air-transportation spiritual tool out of the bellies of the mountain peaks?”

Eyes closed, numerous thoughts flashed across Nie Tian’s mind. Meanwhile, he felt increasingly amazed by his discoveries inside of those mountain peaks.

At that moment, the loud exclamation of a Yang Sect expert suddenly rang out by his ear, “It carries the bloodline of a Purple Glede!”

He opened his eye and saw six human Qi warriors scattered on the mountaintop.

The light shields enveloping them suddenly went out.

Their exposed faces, necks, and arms seemed to become rapidly smeared with a layer of pale-gray, stone powder. Not only did they start to move slower, but fear and panic could be seen on their faces.

Yrie from the Barten Clan was staring at them, her eyes as cold as frozen blades.

In the depths of the gruesome eyes of her mount, which carried the bloodline of Purple Glede, purple light interwove as it once again activated its mysterious bloodline talent.

Now that Li Muyang, a Soul realm expert and the sectmaster of the Yang Sect, had left, Yrie and Tark, who possessed sixth grade bloodline power, had the audacity to attack him again.

Through screeching and shouting in the Demon language, they summoned a dozen high-tier Demons and many winged low-tier Demons to the lofty mountain peak where Nie Tian was. They hovered around and fought the Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.

From the look of it, Yrie and Tark wanted to kill Nie Tian to spare all future trouble before they pulled out of the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.

Li Muyang from the Yang Sect and the graceful woman from the Yin Sect seemed to be busy dealing with their own enemies, and thus wouldn’t be able to help protect Nie Tian.

Even though the brilliant light from the Sun Wheel and the Moon Wheel had dispelled the dense demon Qi, it seemed far from enough to help their owners overtake their two formidable Demon enemies with seventh grade bloodline power.

WHOOSH!

A pitch-black low-tier Demon swooped down from the sky and grabbed towards a Worldly realm Qi warrior with sharp claws that looked like iron anchors.

As its huge claws whizzed down, a gravity-related bloodline talent suddenly burst forth from within the Demon’s body.

The Qi warrior’s protective spiritual power shield instantly grew distorted and shattered.

CRUNCH!

Under Nie Tian’s gaze, the Demon’s claws descended upon the Worldly realm Qi warrior, breaking his bones and killing him instantly.

FIZZ! FIZZ!

Like blades that were as fine as hair, the purple strings unleashed by Yrie caught another Yin Sect expert by surprise and severed his neck.

“Go to hell!” With these words, a powerful Profound realm expert who practiced thunder power threw numerous explosive thunderballs towards the enormous low-tier Demon with anchor-like claws, and bombarded it into falling towards the valley.

Nie Tian glanced around and saw that Demons and human Qi warriors were fighting madly. Casualties occurred at every moment.

However, most of those that had been killed by human experts from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations were large, low-tier Demons.

As for high-tier Demons like Yrie and Tark, whenever they encountered imminent danger, they would always call out. Upon hearing them, low-tier Demons would rush to their aid, giving their own lives to make sure they were unharmed.

According to his understanding, Nie Tian knew that low-tier Demons were referred to as magical beasts in Demon realms.

They were usually used as expendable weapons, and since there were a large number of them, their casualties wouldn’t concern their commanders at all.

Only the deaths of the high-tier Demons, who possessed powerful bloodline power, outstanding intelligence, and unlimited potential, would hurt their commanders.

Apparently, it was Yrie and Tark’s plan to motivate the low-tier Demons and trade their lives for the lives of the human experts from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.

Sitting on the mountaintop, Nie Tian gradually found it unbearable to watch more and more powerful experts from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations die while protecting him from the hideous beasts.

At that moment, he suddenly remembered the dark side of human nature he had witnessed in Black Cloud City when he had returned to the Realm of Flame Heaven.

His experience in Black Cloud City had once filled his heart with negative emotions and made him feel desperate.

Those emotions had been haunting and suppressing him ever since then. Even his cultivation base had reached a standstill because of that.

However, now that he watched the brave Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations fight Demons with their lives in order to protect him, he was finally freed from his long-standing, pent-up emotions.

This made him feel that a crack had opened in this obstacle that had been impeding his cultivation.

Even though none of his spiritual power, flame power, wood power, or star power hadn’t reached their breakthrough point, he had a feeling that what he had experienced and learned recently had helped him take the most important step forward.

After this, once he had accumulated enough strength, he would be able to make his next breakthrough smoothly.

Just as he felt that his mind had been opened up, a shudder ran through him as he then discovered that his three fragmentary star marks had returned to his body.

Then, with the help of the fragmentary star marks, the perception of his seven Heaven Eyes once again soared through the ceiling.

Not only that, but he also felt a miraculous connection between himself and the unfinished star formation covering the mouth of the spatial rift.

With a cold smile, his eyes shone with a fierce, murderous light.


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