There was still a small period of time before the opening of the Heavenly Gate.
Nie Tian stood beside that clear lake and listened to Liu Yan's quiet introduction, as he secretly measured up his surroundings.
Out of the Heaven Leaving Domain's seven great sects, every sect had ten people who came along, except for the Ling Bao Court.
A majority of those people would be of the Zhongtian and Xiantian Realms. Only an extremely few number of people, like him, would be at the Houtian Realm.
However, with his perception, Nie Tian saw that those people that came from other domains all seemed to have a cultivation of the Xiantian Realm.
Not long before, the seven great powers of the Heaven Leaving Domain had fought.
However, currently, the people from the seven great sects who obtained Heavenly Gate Keys unexpectedly didn't explode into any kind of conflicts.
He didn't know that the reason why it was like this was all because of the hidden manipulations of the Prison Department.
Over at the Ling Bao Court, An Shiyi would constantly look towards him with her eyes full of concern and inquisitiveness. However, she didn't come over to talk to him, as if she had some apprehensions.
Facing An Shiyi's gaze, he could only give a slight smile in reply.
Another moment passed again.
A strange sound suddenly echoed out from the sky above the lake. The empty sky seemed to have become an enormous piece of glass that seemed to be gradually shattering.
All of the people who obtained Heavenly Gate Keys, including the many experts on top of the Prison Department's enormous city, changed their expressions.
At this moment, Nie Tian also suddenly felt that the Heavenly Gate Key on the back of his palm seemed to be a clump of fire that had become extremely hot.
Nie Tian suddenly looked towards the enormous city behind him.
A terrifying aura mixed with violence, madness, killing, and extermination was released by the enormous city behind him, due to some unknown reason.
He turned around to look at it, and his expression suddenly changed as he said: "That city?!"
The many portraits of demons on the city walls seemed to have spirits and life poured into them, and they instantly seemed to be alive.
Half of the body of a demon which was several meters long, possessing a body full with dark green scales, as well as a curved horn on the top of its head unexpectedly broke free of the city walls.
"Hu hu hu!"
Rough and long chains with countless fragments of small talismans within it also suddenly twisted around it.
Those chains seemed to have passed through the body of that demon and unceasingly wrapped around it, wanting to pull the demon back to the city walls.
That demon slapped the chains and faced the sky to let out a soundless roar as it used all its strength to struggle.
Even more demons seemed to have also sensed the enormous changes that was about to happen to the Heavens and Earth. They were also letting out soundless howls as they tried to escape.
However, several thousand chains that were mixed with talismans appeared from the strong and thick stone walls. Every single chain penetrated the body of those demons as they continuously pulled them back.
The enormous city stood tall and unmoving, as if it wasn't affected at all by the struggle of those demons.
On top of the city walls, several hundreds of experts from the Prison Department had cold expressions, and the gaze that they used to look at the demons was slightly mocking.
It seemed like they felt that the resistance and struggle that the demons were doing was completely useless.
"Demon Trapping Purgatory Formation!" Li Fan's expression slightly changed and he was also stunned as he looked towards the enormous city. He said: "Those demons that have been trapped for god knows how many years can actually sense the changes in the Heaven and Earth and want to rise in revolt!"
"Uncle Li, the Prison Department...is a prison used to imprison demons?" Nie Tian was shocked as he asked.
He had heard that the Prison Department was an enormous prison that sealed demons that tormented the people and had done evils everywhere.
However, he thought that the prison… was hidden in the depths of the earth.
"You guessed it right." Li Fan heavily nodded his head and explained to him: "That enormous city is the greatest prison! And the demons that you are seeing now, according to what I know...are the indigenous people of the Heaven Leaving Domain in the past."
"The indigenous people?" Jiang Lingzhu's expression also slightly changed.
Li Fan bitterly laughed: "Correct, the Heaven Leaving Domain originally belonged to them. Some unknown years ago, there were strong Lianqi Warriors that could traverse the stars, that had found this place."
"After they arrived here, they started a bloody battle within the Heaven Leaving Domain with those demons that lasted several tens of years."
"The strongest demons were killed one after another, and the flesh of many Lianqi Warriors that could travel across domains were also torn apart and eaten by the demons."
"However, the victor in the end was the Lianqi Warriors from our human race!"
"The current Heaven Leaving Domain has gone through the changes of many years before becoming its current state, which is controlled by the seven great sects."
"Demon Trapping Purgatory Formation!"
Those Xiantian Realm Lianqi Warriors that came from the outside domains looked at the many demons that were trying to escape from the city, and their expressions also changed slightly.
"The roots of the Heaven Leaving Domain's Prison Department is actually so frightening. If it were not for the Prison Department being situated here, the Heaven Leaving Domain...would already have been invaded."
"For them being able to trap so many demons, and not just stop them from struggling, but also continue to deprive them of their power, the Prison Department is truly strong."
"However, why would the demons start to rebel after knowing that the Heavenly Gate was about to open?"
When they were chatting, the sounds of tearing from the space above the lake got increasingly louder.
Nie Tian's attention was also attracted to the sky, and he couldn't help but looking.
Two long and enormous space cracks seemed to have been cut open by a terrifying blade as they quietly appeared in the empty sky.
The two space cracks intersected, and an eye piercing light suddenly exploded out of the intersection point.
That light slowly transformed and gradually condensed into an enormous lump of light. The lump of light surged about and slowly evolved, as if it was transforming for the pattern of the Heavenly Gate that was on the back of the hands of Nie Tian and the others.
"Hu hu hu!"
The spirit qi within a thousand li radius of the Heaven Leaving Domain seemed to have been affected by the space crack and madly gathered.
Nie Tian secretly used his awareness, and discovered that all of the spirit qi that converged over was heading towards the direction of the Heavenly Gate which was about to open.
"People who have obtained Heavenly Gate Keys, make your preparation! When the Heavenly Gate has finished condensing, you will be pulled over by the power of the Gate and will directly step inside!"
The Prison Department's Department Head Qiao Yang ignored the rebellion of the demons on the enormous city. He had always been looking towards the Heavenly Gate which was about to form, and raised his voice to cry out.
"Ao hao! Ao…"
At this moment, worldshaking roars unexpectedly came from the intersection point of the space cracks.
A rolling purple-black mist leaked out from the space crack and immediately spread out to the sky above the Prison Department.
The expressions of all of the experts from the Prison Department, including Qiao Yang, suddenly changed.
When the Lianqi Warriors from the other domains looked at the surroundings of the Heavenly Gate which was about to condense, they saw that the long and narrow hole that was torn apart was unceasingly squirting out a purple black mist, and they suddenly turned fearful too.
On the enormous city, a rough and long chain suddenly shattered.
Countless amounts of talismans that were as bright as stars flew out from the snapped chain, attempting to seal the strongest demon.
However, that demon madly struggled. It seemed to have been summoned by a senior from its clan as it forcibly charged towards a space crack.
"Not good!" Qiao Yang's expression finally changed, "Stop them!"
After the first demon, another demon madly twisted its body, as if it had suddenly obtained demonic power.
Nie Tian focused his attention, and noticed that the purple-black mist that was leaking out of the space crack had turned into a continuous river that flowed towards the bodies of the demons that were trapped within the enormous city.
The demons that received the purple-black mist seemed to have obtained extraordinary strength in an instant, and even the chains that had penetrated their bodies were no longer able to seal them.
Many demons excitedly tore apart their chains and broke free from the enormous city, one after another. After that, they made their way into the space crack that was torn apart.
On the other hand, once the Lianqi Warriors from the Prison Department felt that the situation was far from reassuring, they all took out their spirit equipments as they tried to stop them.
Within a moment, a bottomless amount of light(that came from treasures) filled the sky above the Prison Department, and all sorts of bizarre spirit equipments fiercely whistled out.
At the same time, the Heavenly Gate within the intersection point of the two enormous space cracks finally condensed.
A wave of absorption force suddenly exploded out from it/
All of the people that had obtained Heavenly Gate Keys were pulled along by the pattern of the Heavenly Gate on the back of their hands. One by one, they rose into the air and flew towards the Heavenly Gate.