Chapter 781: Banding Together

Almost all of the most powerful experts throughout the Domain of the Falling Stars were now gathered here.

Every one of them listened with rapt attention as Nie Tian talked.

He told them about the hemispherical continent that was rich in spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth and all kinds of spiritual materials. Also, the continent was divided into five regions, each of which was branded with the profound truths of a different elemental power.

Furthermore, he told them about the lake with soul crystals and the deaths of Xing Beichen and the experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect. He held certain matters back, however.

However, he briefly mentioned that people from the Divine Flame Sect, the Guan Clan, the Jian Clan, and the Bliss Mountain Sect had visited and left that secret heaven and earth with his permission.

After hearing Nie Tian’s narration, they were all rather shaken, longing and excitement filling their faces.

Hua Mu, Zong Zheng, and many of the other experts present were at the Soul realm. Like Fan Kai, all of them would have to gather a variety of precious spiritual materials at certain points in order to break through into the Void domain.

However, there was a very limited amount of such materials in the Domain of the Falling Stars. Even though Fan Kai had managed to obtain all of the necessary spiritual materials, he had done so by making secret deals with the Demons.

The reason why they had attached so much importance to Nie Tian since the beginning was that they had assumed that he would be able to take them out of the Domain of the Falling Stars.

Originally, they had pictured the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries to be their destination.

That was because Lei Tianqi and Yue Yanxi, who had come from the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries, were both at the Void domain, and according to Yue Yanxi, there were many more Void domain experts in their domain.

This had made them realize that there must be a large number and a variety of the rare materials that they would need to break through into the Void domain in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries.

How could they not be excited to learn that a mysterious region between the Domain of the Falling Stars and the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries that had been sealed for who knew how long had somehow opened up, and Nie Tian had discovered a magical continent in it?

After Nie Tian finished speaking, a heated discussion burst out among the crowd of people, all of them expressing their desire to explore that wondrous heaven and earth.

“The Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace has left that place for Nie Tian,” Lei Tianqi suddenly said.

The clamoring crowd rapidly settled down, and started pondering his words in silence.

Lei Tianqi swept his gaze across the crowd and added, “The Divine Flame Sect, the Jian Clan, and the Guan Clan are among the eight major powers in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries. Even they would have to take orders from Nie Tian in that place. The fact that a large number of outsiders died miserably outside that floating continent proves it impregnable.

“I suppose even late Void domain experts from the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries wouldn’t dare to act unruly there.

“Nie Tian can very well found his own sect there. It won’t be long before a close connection is established between that place and the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries. I guess if you go there, you’ll be able to visit the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries from there soon.

“It’s just that, considering your strength and battle prowess, you don’t have what it takes to establish a foothold in our domain yet.

“Only if powers like the Divine Flame Sect, the Guan Clan, and the Jian Clan give Nie Tian face, and guarantee your safety, will you be able to travel safely to and from the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries.

“Meanwhile, the sects and clans in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries will most likely be very interested in the spiritual materials on that mysterious continent. Perhaps you’ll be able trade some of those spiritual materials and precious materials from the Domain of the Falling Stars for the materials you’ll need to break through into the Void domain.

“However, all of this will depend on Nie Tian’s attitude on the matter.”

It seemed as if Lei Tianqi had taken Nie Tian’s place, and given voice to what Nie Tian was thinking.

As he spoke, Nie Tian smiled and listened, but didn’t say a word.

The reason why Fan Kai had sworn allegiance to Nie Tian was because he knew what the Heaven Palace Sect would face in the future if they hadn’t. Therefore, they had made the move before it was too late.

Then, Nie Tian had given an extensive speech, telling of the wonders of that continent, because he had needed to lure everyone in with benefits.

In order for him to bind all of the major sects in the Domain of the Falling Stars to himself, it was necessary for him to throw out enough benefits.

He could threaten the Heaven Palace Sect, but as for the others in front of him, he preferred luring in them with potential gains.

He had known what to do since the moment he had realized what it meant to be a Son of the Stars, and learned that every Son of the Stars ruled over vast areas, and had countless subordinate forces.

He wasn’t strong enough for the time being, and the sects in the Domain of the Falling Stars were feeble compared to the ones in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries

However, he needed to give the powerful experts from the Domain of the Falling Stars a rich land where they could grow stronger, so that the Soul realm experts could have their chances at breaking through into the Void domain.

When the day came when he returned to the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, all of these sects and experts would be a crucial part of his competitive force.

Standing in the crowd, Dong Li pursed her lips into a smile and said, “Remember to take me with you when you go to that place again, Nie Tian.

“It’s been two weeks since I last visited the bamboo forest. I’ll go see grandfather and auntie. You take your time talking to these people.”

With these words, she walked out of the crowd with charming, casual steps, and entered the bamboo forest, as if she were returning to her own home.

Qin Yan was rather jealous as she watched her walking so casually into the bamboo forest before Nie Tian said anything.

Of course Qin Yan knew that Dong Li’s relationship with Nie Tian was beyond ordinary. No matter what, Nie Tian would accept Dong Li and allow her to explore that wondrous heaven and earth.

Dong Li was also well-aware of this, so she walked straight into the bamboo forest after hearing all about Nie Tian’s recent encounters.

“Hahaha!” Dong Wangling laughed broadly and said to Nie Tian, “Our clan boarded this ship of yours long ago, so whatever lies ahead, the Dong Clan will always be by your side.”

Lei Tianqi turned to Nie Tian and said, “It’s only a matter of time before the powers in the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries learn about the existence of the Domain of the Falling Stars. Now that that region between the two domains has opened up, sects like the Beast-controlling Sect and the Bliss Mountain Sect will be able to find the Domain of the Falling Stars even without the Divine Flame Sect’s help.”

Nie Tian nodded. “I know.”

“So the powers in the Domain of the Falling Stars need to not only band together, but also improve their battle prowess as fast as possible.” With these words, Lei Tianqi ran his gaze across the crowd. “If more of you can break through into the Void domain, and adding in Nie Tian’s special connection to your domain, then the sects from the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries probably won’t dare to make any rash moves, even if your domain is exposed.

“You still have time. I wish you good luck.”

With these words, Lei Tianqi bowed slightly towards Nie Tian and left.

He had said enough.

At this moment, Hua Mu from the Spirit Condor laughed heartily and said, “There’s no reason to hesitate. Outsiders have invaded the Domain of the Falling Stars twice in recent years. Nie Tian ended the first invasion in its cradle by sealing the spatial rifts in the Realm of Mystic Heaven, the Realm of Flame Heaven, and the Realm of a Thousand Devastations. During the second invasion, he saved us all by destroying the Phantasms’ ancient starship, along with their Heaven-shattering Crystal Cannon, with the help of the grand spell formation the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace left for him.

“If it weren’t for Nie Tian, the Domain of the Falling Stars would have long since become a colony of the outsiders. None of us would still be here.

“In fact, our fates were bound tightly with Nie Tian’s long ago. Only through him will we be able to walk out of the Domain of the Falling Stars and produce more Void domain experts. And only when we have more Void domain experts will the Domain of the Falling Stars enter long-lasting prosperity.

“In the end, the Domain of the Falling Stars belongs to Nie Tian and the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.”

After hearing these words, Zong Zheng, Qi Bailu, and the other Soul realm experts all nodded slightly.

Clearly, they all agreed with Hua Mu.

A smile appeared on Nie Tian’s face as he said, “Alright, you may return to your sects now. Gather your most talented disciples, and I’ll take them to that place first after I finish up here.”


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