Luo Hui suddenly came to a stop on his golden spider.
His gaze swept back and forth between Nie Tian and the girls, a hesitant look appearing in his eyes.
Nie Tian grinned at him, but didn’t say a word.
Mu Biqiong had killed Fang Yingying at the Silver Beetle nests, terrifying all of the Heavenly Witchcraft Sect disciples that had been gathered there.
Luo Hui had ordered everyone to leave the Silicon Silver behind and evacuate, which had allowed them to escape Fang Yingying’s fate.
At this moment, however, there wasn’t a single Heavenly Witchcraft Sect disciple beside him, and from the look of it, he had just gone through a fierce battle, and barely survived.
Fine cuts could be seen on his golden spider’s legs, as if it had suffered serious injuries as well.
There were also noticeable bloodstains on Luo Hui’s garments.
Chai Longge noticed the anomaly, and thus asked in a low voice, “Do you know him? That guy’s one of the Heavenly Witchcraft Sect’s chosen ones. He’s not someone you want to cross.”
“We’ve met before,” Nie Tian said with a plain tone.
Chai Longge frowned. “You, you didn’t provoke him, did you? The Heavenly Witchcraft Sect is a powerful sect, and that guy’s mount, that golden spider, is a famous spirit vermin of the Heavenly Witchcraft Sect.”
Nie Tian smiled. “Provoke him? Sort of.”
Upon hearing these words, both Chai Longge and Chai Fengwu grew worried.
However, to their surprise, after a moment of hesitation, Luo Hui steered clear of Nie Tian and the girls’ location, circling to a distant Fortune Well, where he sat down in silence.
He didn’t say a single word the entire time.
“He seems to have sustained injuries,” Yin Yanan said, somewhat surprised. “That golden spider of his is indeed beyond ordinary. And his sect sent quite a large number of people here. I wonder who killed all of the others and made him look so bedraggled.”
Nie Tian shook his head.
After watching Luo Hui leave without saying a word, Chai Fengwu from the Martial Spirit Sect asked with a confused expression, “Why does he seem to be afraid of you?”
Chai Longge noticed the anomaly too.
Even he didn’t have confidence that he would be able to defeat Luo Hui and his golden spider in battle, and thus was rather apprehensive about him.
However, there seemed to be some history between Luo Hui and Nie Tian and the girls, which actually made him walk away voluntarily. Clearly, he wanted to avoid conflicts with the three of them.
After a moment of pondering, Chai Longge said inwardly, “Can it be because Luo Hui has sustained serious injuries?”
From the beginning, he had considered Nie Tian and the girls as ordinary Qi warriors who weren’t special at all.
“That guy has sustained injuries,” Nie Tian said casually. “It’s only natural that he wants to avoid getting into new trouble.”
Chai Fengwu nodded and said sincerely, “You’d better not provoke him as long as he doesn’t make a move against you. That golden spider of his is among the top five most powerful spirit vermin in the Heavenly Witchcraft Sect. That spirit vermin alone can handle a Soul realm Qi warrior. So you’d better be very careful.”
Nie Tian smiled and thanked her for her warning.
Soon, more cultivators, outsiders, and Ancientbeasts arrived in droves.
Almost all of the forty-nine Fortune Wells were claimed.
Humans took up a large part of those who had come to claim the Fortune Wells, then it was the outsiders, including Demons, Phantasms, and Fiends. The Ancientbeasts had the smallest numbers.
Surprisingly, no conflicts broke out after their arrival.
Perhaps that was because there were still vacant Fortune Wells.
The newcomers seemed to be familiar with the Fortune Wells’ special features, and knew that the size of the wells didn’t really matter.
By the time the wells worked wonders, the larger wells wouldn’t necessarily spew the kinds of energies they would need.
They could only wait and see.
Nie Tian had practiced cultivation wholeheartedly during this time.
He had a feeling that he could break through into the middle Worldly realm at any moment now.
On this day, as his soul awareness roamed inside the second fragmentary star mark and learned everything about Starchain, the ancient magical symbols that recorded Starchain gradually faded away.
The first fragmentary star mark had recorded three secret magics: Starstrike, Starshift, and Starfall.
The second fragmentary star mark carried the profound knowledge of Starchain and star souls.
However, as the ancient magical symbols that recorded Starchain vanished, new magical symbols gradually revealed themselves.
The new magical symbols seemed to record another secret magic from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, yet they were currently scattered in a disorderly fashion. Nie Tian would have to analyze and realign them first.
He thus summoned his soul power to analyze the disorderly magical symbols. However, his soul power ran low at an alarming rate as he realigned them.
At this moment, a large number of outsiders, Ancientbeasts, and human Qi warriors were gathered by the Fortune Wells.
If he wanted to recover his soul power, he only had one thing he could turn to: soul crystals.
However, since soul crystals were extremely rare and valuable, all living beings yearned for them.
If he took his soul crystals out and started recovering soul power with them, he was afraid that that would bring out the greedy nature in the outsiders, Ancientbeasts, and his own kind.
After pondering the matter for some time, Nie Tian eventually stopped working on the second fragmentary star mark.
Instead, he used his star souls to channel faint soul power from the stars that filled the entire sky, slowly recovering his soul power.
During this process, the Flame Dragon Armor sent him a message. “Master, I’ve finished processing your Blood Essence. I feel like I’ve been reborn.”
Nie Tian was thrilled to hear this wonderful news.
Battles could break out over the Fortune Wells at any moment. It might happen after the Fortune Wells worked their wonders, or even before that, when all of the Fortune Wells had been claimed.
Mo Qinglei from the Heavenly Thunder Sect and a few others looked rather powerful.
As confident as Nie Tian had always been, he didn’t think he would be able to defend his Fortune Well against them without external help.
The Flame Dragon Armor’s message made him realize that he would be able to use this suit of armor to boost his battle prowess again.
This was great news, especially since he had lost his Flame Star, and had very few spiritual tools left that he could use in battle.
Then, through a soul communication with the Flame Dragon Armor, he learned that after the ten drops of his Blood Essence had fused into the Blood Core, the shriveled Blood Core had become full of vigor once again. Even Bloodline Crystal Chains that were unique to flame dragons came to form within it, which meant the Flame Dragon Armor would be able to unleash the flame dragon’s bloodline talents now.
The might of the Flame Dragon Armor would rise to a whole new level because of this.
The Flame Dragon Armor was a Spirit Channeling grade treasure to start with. Now that it had awakened the flame dragon's’ bloodline talents, it actually had hope at making an advancement in its grade, and entering the Immortal grade.
This knowledge further thrilled Nie Tian.
A few more days passed, and all of the Fortune Wells were claimed by powerful experts of different races.
However, according to Chai Longge, it would still be some time before the Fortune Wells would work their wonders again.
With a bitter expression, Chai Longge said to Nie Tian, “I’m afraid it’ll be very troublesome this time. It was very rare that all of the Fortune Wells were claimed the previous times. I heard that only one time were all forty-nine Fortune Wells divided among experts of different races.
“And then...” He went on and explained in a very low voice that fierce conflicts had broken out over the Fortune Wells even before they had become active.
The weaker ones had either given up their Fortune Wells or died defending them.
An icy light flashed across Nie Tian’s narrowed eyes as he said, “So that means we need to be very careful from now on. It’s very likely that newcomers will try to take our Fortune Wells, right?”
Chai Longge fixed him with a sympathetic look and said with a bitter smile, “I’m afraid it’s going to be very likely that they’ll target your Fortune Well. After all, your cultivation base... is only at the middle Worldly realm.”
He turned to look at Mu Biqiong. “And you too.”
Nie Tian looked around, and discovered that almost all of the outsiders, Ancientbeasts, and Qi warriors he could see were either at the Profound realm or its equivalent grade.
Compared to these people, he and Mu Biqiong looked like two lambs waiting to be slaughtered.
A few hours later, a group of people arrived in a formidable array.
At their forefront was a high-spirited young Qi warrior dressed in the Earth Spirit Sect’s garments. He was short, but very robust.
Behind him were a number of Earth Spirit Sect disciples, who were none other than the Qi warriors Nie Tian had encountered in the destroyed Stone Golem city.
The eyes of the man who Yin Yanan had previously injured lit up as soon as he saw Nie Tian and the girls.
Chai Longge’s expression flickered as he couldn’t help but exclaim, “Qiu Ji!”
Then, he took a sideways glance at Nie Tian and the girls. A worried look filled his eyes as he sighed. “Trouble has come for you. He’s the Earth Spirit Sect’s future sectmaster. He was at the middle Profound realm before entering the Shatter Battlefield. He must have derived decisive enlightenment from Lord Myriad Gravity’s legacies, and successfully broken through into the late Profound realm.
“Even though the Earth Spirit Sect isn’t as powerful as my sect, the Martial Spirit Sect, Qiu Ji is their future sectmaster...”
Chai Longge shook his head with a sympathetic expression, as if he wanted to help, but was unable to do so.
Chai Fengwu pondered in silence for a few seconds before saying, “I think you’d better leave this place now. Even we didn’t expect that Qiu Ji would have gained such great fortune from the land where Lord Myriad Gravity perished. We thought they would be stranded there, and wouldn’t have the time to come to the Fortune Wells.
“Since he has entered the late Profound realm, if he gains fortune here that deepens his understanding of earth power, his cultivation base may undergo another major growth. He may even enter the Soul realm!”
At this moment, the man who Yin Yanan had injured lifted his hand and pointed at Nie Tian and the girls. “Those three are the ones I told you about, future sectmaster.”
Qiu Ji, who was short but very strong, smiled as he flew over in the blink of an eye on his air-transportation spiritual tool.
“Chai Longge, now that I’m here, you won’t tamper with our business anymore, right?” Qiu Ji asked coldly.
Chai Longge sighed weakly, but said nothing.
Qiu Ji nodded. “Good. Considering that we’re all from the Domain of Heaven’s Origin, I’ll let you off as long as you don’t meddle anymore.”
With these words, he shot a fierce look at Nie Tian and the girls, and shouted, “Get the hell over here now!”