The burning hot meteorite then became ice-cold in an extremely short time.
Nie Tian knitted his eyebrows under the night sky. He looked at the picture on the back of his hand and whispered, "The Heavenly Gate……. actually has a key?"
Hua Mu had only told him that the Heavenly Gate was about to appear in the domain, but he had never explained that stepping into the Heavenly Gate would require a key.
But when the gate-shaped pattern moved from the meteorite to the back of his hand in the form of a tattoo a tattoo, he realized that the gate-shaped pattern was precisely the pass to step into the Heavenly Gate.
He sent out a thread of mental consciousness to examine the gate-shaped pattern. However, it was pushed aside by a gentle force.
His consciousness was not able to pry into the secrets within.
"Every Heavenly Gate only allows one hundred people to step through. Do the individuals that step through all need a key like this?" He secretly thought to himself.
There could have been as many as a thousand meteors that had fallen from the sky. Those meteorites had fallen all over the domain.
There should only be a hundred keys. That means that among the thousand meteors that fell, there was only a ten percent chance that a certain meteor would contain a key.
If one wanted to step into the Heavenly Gate, they would need to be like him and find a meteorite that contains a key and absorb that key.
His mood changed suddenly as he found a direction to pursue.
Also at that moment, upon seeing him safe and sound above the meteorite, the people, led by Nie Donghai and An Shiyi, gathered towards Nie Tian.
They merely saw that Nie Tian had crouched down at the place where the flame gathered for a while, and suddenly all of the flames had disappeared.
They still did not know what had happened.
"This meteorite from outside of the domain had a key to enter the Heavenly Gate in it." Nie Tian did not hide anything. He revealed the gate-shaped pattern on the back of his hand and showed it to everyone. After that, he said with a serious expression, "I can confirm that after the Heavenly Gate opens, only people who have this picture can participate in the Heavenly Gate trial."
"If you want to enter the Heavenly Gate, you need to find a key from the falling meteorites and absorb it!"
As soon as these words came out, An Shiyi and the rest of the people were all moved, each and every one of their eyes showing unusual colors.
All of them suddenly looked towards the Lingyun Sect.
Many of the meteorites that fell from the sky had shot towards the area surrounding Lingyun Mountain. That place contained the most meteorites that were not from the domain.
"Don't think about it." Nie Tian shook his head and said, "The experts from both the Prison Department and the Lingyun Sect are all gathered there, so it's impossible for all of you to obtain a key from a meteorite."
"There were also meteorites that fell in the ice-cold wasteland near Black Cloud City. That is the place where all of your hope resides."
"You are right!" Pan Tao nodded his head as he made a prompt decision, "Time is running out! Right now, perhaps other people haven't figured out about the secret regarding the meteorites not from this domain, therefore they do not know that the meteorites hold the keys to step into the Heavenly Gate! We need to hurry and rush to the ice-cold wasteland as soon as possible and hope that we are lucky enough to find keys to absorb.
As soon as those words came out, he hurriedly thanked Nie Tian and left.
The An sisters, Ye Gumo, and Jiang Lingzhu, after slightly hesitating, also followed Pan Tao and rushed out of Black Cloud City with fastest speed.
They all hoped to gain the qualification to enter the Heavenly Gate!
Nie Tian, who had already gotten his qualification, stood on top of the meteorite, that was no longer unusual, and looked towards Lingyun Mountain from a distance. He said, "I'm afraid that an intense battle may have started over there."
Prior to the descent of the meteorites, the Prison Department had only surrounded Lingyun Mountain, preventing the experts from the Lingyun Sect from giving support to the Ling Bao Court.
Originally, both sides were in a stalemate. No battles had broken out.
But the meteorites that had fallen from the sky would immediately trigger a bloody war in that area.
It doesn't matter if they were the Lianqi warriors from the Lingyun Sect or the Prison Department. As long as they were in the Three Heavens Realms, they would fight over the meteorites that had the keys and try to acquire the qualification to step into the Heavenly Gate.
Lingyun Mountain at the moment.
Jiang Zhisu looked at the enormous "Flowing Clouds Flying Sky" spell formation, that was riddled with gaping wounds, with an ashen-colored face.
The "Flowing Clouds Flying Sky" spell formation, which had been formed by clouds, had many holes caused by the descent of the meteorites.
There were about ten huge and deep holes in the mountain streams on Lingyun Mountain. The vibrations caused by the meteorites broke the surrounding rocks into pieces..
Originally, the Lingyun Sect had relied on the enormous "Flowing Clouds Sky Flying" spell formation to keep the Prison Department at bay..
Right now, the enormous spell formation that had been protecting the sect had unexpectedly been punctured because of the meteorites that fell from the sky. The nearby Prison Department experts were now able to rush in..
Jiang Zhisu saw that many Prison Department experts had entered the Lingyun Sect.
However, after stepping into the Lingyun Sect, the Lianqi warriors from the Prison Department did not begin fighting.
He had noticed that all of the Prison Department experts that came in were all incessantly excited as they rushed to the meteorites that were still burning with flames. It seemed as if they were collecting something.
"Go down and have a look!"
Jiang Zhisu gave an order. Many of the Lianqi warriors from the Lingyun Sect immediately whizzed down.
"The Heavenly Gate's key!" I can't believe that the opening of the Heavenly Gate this time would actually be different than before! According to the person from the Kun Luo Domain, in the past, there was only a single instance of the Heavenly Gate opening where a qualification was needed to enter.
"Only the people who had obtained the key could acquire the qualifications to step into the Heavenly Gate!"
"This time, to one's surprise, the Heavenly Gate that appeared in our domain also needs such qualifications!"
"Quickly! Take advantage of the Lingyun Sect's confusion to quickly obtain the keys!"
The experts from Prison Department clearly knew about what was going on. When the meteorites from outside of the domain had fallen and they saw the sparks of fire from the meteorites, they had already predicted the secrets within.
As soon as the Lingyun Sect's enormous "Flowing Cloud Sky Flying" spell formation was punctured, they abruptly rushed in and went looking for the keys to step into the Heavenly Gate.
"Zhao Haifeng! Duan Yuan! Hu Qingwen!"
A Prison Department expert shouted and pointed to three disciples from Prison Department. He ordered, "You guys, head to Black Cloud City and the wasteland to the north of Black Cloud City. I noticed that there were also meteorites from outside of the domain that fell there! You guys do not have the ability to get a share of the keys in this place. Quickly go there to look for opportunities!"
The three Prison Department teenagers, who were only around fifteen years old and seemed to have strong, evil spirits residing in their body, upon hearing what was said, immediately prepared to leave.
Also at that moment, the Prison Department Head Jiao Yang, who was as tall and sturdy as a mountain, suddenly showed a strict expression on his stone-cold face.
Jiao Yang was someone whose cultivation level had reached the late Mortal realm. He was only one step away from advancing into the Mysterious realm.
There was an unwritten rule in each of the sects in the Heaven Leaving Domain. Once the sect masters and the heads of each of the sects had advanced into the Mysterious realm, they would need to give up on their position as the heads and stop paying attention to all of the disputes. Instead, they would have to focus on their cultivation.
Under the supervision of Jiao Yang, who was known as the strongest person in the Heaven Leaving Domain, the Prison Department was rumored to be the number one sect in the Heaven Leaving Domain.
Jiao Yang was tyranny and fierce. He was deeply respected by his subordinates. Even the two Mysterious realm experts from the Ghost Sect and Blood Sect also thought highly of him. They thought that he would be able to advance into the Mysterious realm within ten years and would add one more expert that had reached their apex in the Prison Department.
Among the seven great sects in the Heaven Leaving Domain, the Prison Department was the only sect that had two Mysterious realm experts. If they were to add in Jiao Yang, the strength of Prison Department would steadily be above all of the other sects.
Until then, the Blood Sect, the Ghost Sect, and the Prison Department, who had five Mysterious realm experts altogether, would definitely be able to firmly suppress the alliance formed by the Ling Bao Court, the Lingyun Sect, the Grey Valley, and the Black Mist Palace.
"Both the Black Mist Palace and the Grey Valley have joined hands and invaded the Prison Department!"
Jiao Yang, who had just received the news, looked at the disciples that were rushing towards the meteorites and shouted, "Get the keys to the Heavenly Gate as quickly as possible and then quickly return to the palace!"
"Zhao Haifeng! The three of you must not stay outside for too long!, You must also return to the palace immediately after you have gotten the keys in Black Cloud City and the wasteland!"
"We will not wait for you guys. If you guys waste too much time and let the people from Lingyun Sect find you, you all can only wait for death."
The three teenagers from Prison Department, who were about to rush towards Black Cloud City, responded loudly. The speed at which they ran became even faster.
Also at that moment, an expert from the Lingyun Sect, who had dropped down from the mountain, shouted loudly, "Sect master! The disciples from the Prison Department are collecting the fiery lights on the meteorite! Those fiery lights formed a gate-shaped pattern on the back of their hands!"
"Gate-shaped pattern?" Jiang Zhisu was stunned for a while, and then said suddenly, "Steal those patterns!"
- Xiu xiu xiu! -
Threads after threads of drifting light suddenly shot down from Lingyun Mountain. Those drifting lights all rushed towards the sparks of fire on the meteorites.
The Lianqi warriors from both the Lingyun Sect and the Prison Department, who had remained at a stalemate for a while, instantly began fighting at close quarters because of the Heavenly Gate keys.
The castle gate that led to Lingyun Mountain from Black Cloud City had now been shattered into small pieces because of the bombardment and the vibrations from the meteorites.
Most of the guards that were protecting the area had already left after the sudden changes in the city had caused the deaths of many relatives.
A few of the guards from the Yun Family in particular, upon seeing the meteor fall on the Yun Family Household, had all rushed back to the Yun Family Household.
On top of the city gate, only the high ranking official of the Nie Family, Wu Tao, and two people from the An Family remained.
The three of them were not looking towards the shattered castle gate. Rather, they were turned towards the city and sighing as they looked at the crying and howling coming from Black Cloud City.
- Chi chi chi! -
Three grey-colored bone spears sped through the air. Not waiting for the trio to react, the spears instantly pierced into their backs.
The other two had lower cultivations, so they died instantly.
Only Wu Tao, upon sensing that something was wrong, protected the rear part of his heart with his spiritual energy. Because of that, he was only heavily injured by the bone spear.
"You, you guys are?" Wu Tao's face color changed greatly as he turned around and looked at the trio including Zhao Haifeng.
"To think that you didn't die…"
Zhao Haifeng knitted his eyebrows. As soon as he moved his left hand, the other two bone spears, which had taken the lives of the two people from the An Family, pierced Wu Tao's abdomen and armpit.
Wu Tao, who did not have more spiritual energy to withstand the attack, was pierced by the two bone spears, took his last breath, and died.
"The head gave the order that we must not waste too much time. We will kill anyone who dares to stand in our path." Zhao Haifeng moved quickly and left.
The three bone spears that had pierced Wu Tao's body suddenly pulled out from his body and flew towards Zhao Haifeng.
Duan Yuan and Hu Qingwen, who were also from Prison Department, had unsympathetic looks in their eyes. Their faces showed no emotion as they followed Zhao Haifeng.