Nie Tian smiled heartily.
He could totally imagine a magnificent palace that resembled the one in the Realm of Split Void standing in the place where the Divine Flame Sect and Bliss Mountain Sect disciples were gathered.
If his speculation was correct, there should be a teleportation portal in that palace as well.
The fact that Yue Yanxi and the others had found the palace but failed to enter it was because none of them were successors chosen by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
It was very likely that the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace had left that palace, and even this entire floating continent, for no one else but him.
Furthermore, he wasn’t just any successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, but a Son of the Stars.
Sons of the Stars were usually cultivated as future Lords of the Stars. The Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace would place high hopes in each and every Son of the Stars, and pour their cultivation resources in their direction.
As a newborn Son of the Stars, Nie Tian had been given nine star souls from the very beginning, which had separated him from ordinary Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace disciples.
“Let’s go!” He no longer tried to save his Star Stones. With his mind, he controlled the Star Boat to sail off at full speed.
“Don’t you need me to give you directions?” Qiao Yunxi asked, looking surprised.
The continent underneath them was even vaster than the Realm of Split Void.
Qiao Yunxi assumed that Nie Tian would only be able to find the place where the Divine Flame Sect and Bliss Mountain Sect disciples were gathered if she showed him the directions according to the information she had received via her Sound Stone.
However, Nie Tian started the Star Boat without asking her anything, as if he somehow knew where to go.
This didn’t make sense to her.
Nie Tian let out a weak chuckle. “There’s no need. This whole place is meant for me. Now that I’m here, how would I not know where to go?”
Yin Yanan snorted coldly. “Meant for you?! Are you kidding?!”
This was a blessed land where the spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth was richer than any realm in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, and its six regions were rich in all sorts of spiritual materials.
Countless spiritual plants and materials lay in the hearts of those mountains and the depths of those lakes.
For any sect in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, this place would be a blessed land that they could only dream of. What made Nie Tian think that this whole continent was meant for him?
Qiao Yunxi also felt that Nie Tian was being far too arrogant.
Nie Tian, however, didn’t give them an explanation. With an unfathomable smile, he steered the Star Boat.
Lofty mountains and clear lakes flashed past one after another as they sped through the air. According to the heat of the three fragmentary star marks on his chest, Nie Tian kept adjusting their direction.
Shock filled Qiao Yunxi’s eyes as she communicated with the other Divine Flame Sect disciples through her Sound Stone.
Yin Yanan turned to look at her with furrowed eyebrows. “Well...? Is he flying in the right direction? Don’t let him go randomly and stray into dangerous areas.”
“He, he is actually heading in the right direction…” Qiao Yunxi said in disbelief. “This air-transportation spiritual tool is rapidly approaching the location where the people from my sect are waiting.”
Yin Yanan was taken aback.
Nie Tian suddenly became even more mysterious in the girls’ eyes. Both of them found the fact that he knew where to go incredible.
“Don’t tell me what he said is actually true, and this place is actually meant for no one but him!?” Yin Yanan muttered in a low voice.
Qiao Yunxi stroked her hair that was beside her cheek. “This is so weird!”
An hour passed...
A magnificent, awe-inspiring palace appeared on the distant, empty horizon.
The palace’s surface was covered in countless complicated star formations. Nie Tian only took a quick glance at it from afar, and realized that the palace must be the work of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
He was increasingly convinced that everything in this place was meant for him, a Son of the Stars of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
As the grand palace came into view, they also saw numerous tiny figures that looked like grains of sand gathered in front of the palace, who must be the people from the Bliss Mountain Sect and the Divine Flame Sect.
In front of the magnificent palace, Yue Yanxi’s eyes suddenly burst forth with fierce light like two small suns.
“What is it, grand elder!? Are Qiao Yunxi and that Nie Tian person coming?” A person asked.
Yue Yanxi nodded vigorously. “They’re finally here!”
By this time, all of the Divine Flame Sect experts had learned of Nie Tian’s relationship with the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. They all seemed rather thrilled to hear these words.
Meanwhile, many Bliss Mountain Sect disciples gazed unblinkingly at the Star Boat in the distant sky, confusion filling their faces.
A white-faced, strapping, middle-aged man with a short beard suddenly opened his closed eyes.
Beside him sat Yao Zhilan, Tian Ziping, Mu Biqiong, and many other Bliss Mountain Sect experts.
The ancient golden starship they had seized from the Golden Stone Sect’s hands was berthed behind them.
“Elder Jiang!” Yao Zhilan said to the middle-aged man, pointing into the distance. “That young man’s name seems to be Nie Tian. It was him and another powerful expert who took Master Voidspirit’s legacies. That other expert, who was well-versed in spatial magics, even refined the Voidspirit Pagoda.”
Eyebrows furrowed, Jiang Feng shrewdly discovered the excitement on Yue Yanxi’s face, then said in a low voice, “Don’t tell me that Eccentric Yue has been waiting for him.”
Mu Biqiong shook her head. “Him? That doesn’t seem very likely.”
The people from the Bliss Mountain Sect had also found this place by following the divine flame seals. Jiang Feng and Mu Biqiong had been the first to arrive here.
Yao Zhilan and the others had run into people from the Golden Stone Sect, and set their minds on their ancient golden starship, so they had stayed to kill them all and take the ancient starship.
Later, they had been further delayed due to their battle against the people from the Guan Clan and the Jian Clan.
They had only managed to reconvene with Jiang Feng and Bi Qiong here because the ancient golden starship had helped them through the atmosphere of deadly energies.
However, it didn’t matter whether it was the Divine Flame Sect or the Bliss Mountain Sect, they could only watch the splendid palace, but couldn’t enter.
During this time, they had tried every method they could think of, but all had failed.
While they had made repeated attempts, the Divine Flame Sect disciples had only fixed them with disdainful gazes, but hadn’t tried to stop them.
Since their strengths were roughly equal, if a battle were to break out between them, both sides would suffer great casualties. Therefore, they had been refraining from doing so.
The way they saw it, the time when the palace opened up and they discovered what was hidden inside would be the time when they tore their fake friendly faces off and entered a fierce battle.
As for the innumerable spiritual materials in the other five regions of this continent, they weren’t in a hurry to gather them.
After all, they knew very well that this palace was of the utmost importance.
Taking this palace along with its secrets was more important than anything else.
A shudder ran through Jiang Feng as he exclaimed, “That air-transportation spiritual tool!”
As the Star Boat flew closer, he noticed that it was shining with dazzling starlight, and also covered in all sorts of detailed star formations.
Those star formations were identical to the ones carved on the palace walls, which indicated a close connection between the Star Boat and the palace.
Jiang Feng had long since realized that this palace was built by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. The reason why he had been eager to enter it was because he hoped to establish a connection with the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
At first, he didn’t pay much attention to Nie Tian. However, now that he examined him with his profound soul power, he instantly sensed intense star power from him.
Immediately afterwards, Jiang Feng realized his identity. His expression flickered as he exclaimed, “He’s a successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!”
Yao Zhilan stood aghast. “What?! He’s from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!?”
“The Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!?” The veil that covered Mu Biqiong’s face fluttered slightly even though there wasn’t any wind. Apparently, she was also deeply shocked.
“Ha ha ha!” Yue Yanxi laughed heartily. “Nie Tian! You’re finally here!”
Qiao Yunxi saw Mu Biqiong from afar. Gritting her teeth, she whispered into her Sound Stone, “That bitch Mu Biqiong! Grand elder, those Bliss Mountain Sect scum attacked my team when we were waiting for Nie Tian. I was the only one who managed to escape with the help of my Flame Bird!”
Yue Yanxi snorted coldly and said, “I knew it.”
At this moment, Tian Ziping lowered his voice and said, “Elder Jiang, now that they’re here, those from the Beast-controlling Sect, the Trisword Sect, and the Chu Clan might also arrive soon. Besides, the Jian Clan and the Guan Clan are also in the vicinity. I reckon it won’t be too long before their powerful experts find their way to this place as well.”
With a grim face, Jiang Feng took a deep look at Nie Tian. “How come he’s only at the Worldly realm?”
An intense look appeared in his narrowed eyes as he spoke.
The Star Boat flew to the place where the Divine Flame Sect disciples were gathered. Nie Tian and the girls jumped off it. Nie Tian clasped his hands and bowed respectfully. “Greetings, Senior Yue.”
Yin Yanan also bowed hastily. “Greetings, Senior Yue.”
Yue Yanxi waved his hand, signaling that they didn’t need to stand on ceremony. Immediately afterwards, he said to Nie Tian, “This palace...”
With a hearty smile, Nie Tian said, “Thank you very much for finding this place for me, Senior Yue. Otherwise, it would have been very hard for me to find it on my own. My sect elders from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace left this place specially for me.”
He raised his voice as he said the last sentence, so that even the people from the Bliss Mountain Sect caught every word with great clarity.
Everyone gasped. “This whole place is meant for you!?”
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