Zheng Bin's interest was piqued. He subconsciously stood up and approached Nie Tian.
At this moment, the dots of light within the Heavenly Gate pattern on Jia Peng's hand flickered.
The few dots of light quietly flew towards Zheng Bin like fireflies.
Within an instant, the dots of light went into the Heavenly Gate pattern on Zheng Bin's hand.
While this happened, the Heavenly Gate pattern on Jia Peng's hand gradually turned fuzzy. After that, it completely disappeared.
This sudden change caused Nie Tian's expression to change. He curiously looked at Zheng Bin.
Zheng Bin looked at the light dots on his hand and quietly counted them. After that, he blankly said: "There are seven more dots of light…"
He waved his arm and carefully observed it. He discovered that there was nothing out of the ordinary after those light dots entered his Heavenly Gate pattern.
He had a perplexed face. He didn't know what had happened.
"Those light dots ought to have belonged to the people that died under Jia Peng's hand. Six of those dots belong to the people that Jia Peng killed, and the remaining dot belongs to Jia Peng himself." Nie Tian spoke with a faint voice.
When he fought Jia Peng earlier, he noticed the six dots of light on Jia Peng's Heavenly Gate pattern.
However, he didn't think too deeply about it.
Now, Jia Peng had died. Furthermore, Jia Peng had died due to Zheng Bin piercing his body using the tailbone from the mysterious creature. This caused all the light dots that Jia Peng had obtained, plus Jia Peng's, to gather on Zheng Bin's body.
"The killing of every trial taker signifies the number of Heavenly Gate Keys that he has collected? What does this mean?" Zheng Bin was stunned.
Nie Tian shook his head, "I'm not clear about it too. However, I don't think that this is a bad thing."
His expression changed as he suddenly spoke again: "It seems that those bastards from the outer domains may have already known about the secrets of the Heavenly Gate. Not long after they arrived, they immediately chased after the other trial takers to massacre them."
"They might not be doing this just to steal treasures from the other party. These light dots...could be their true objective!"
"The trial of the Heavenly Gate clearly encourages the people that enter to kill each other!"
Nie Tian's expression turned grave.
Zheng Bin's heart shivered, "If that's the case, won't anyone that we meet in the future make a move against us, no matter whether we have any enmities or whether we know each other?"
"I'm afraid that's the case." Nie Tian sighed.
Zheng Bin hesitated for a while. After that, he suddenly said: "You're the person who helped out the most to kill Jia Peng. At least four of those seven light dots belong to you. However, I don't know how to give them to you?"
After listening to Nie Tian's explanation, he faintly felt that the people who obtained more light dots would obtain greater benefits in the future.
Nie Tian had used up an Ice Bursting Pearl as well as the strange magnetic field to kill Jia Peng. After that, he had also suffered heavy injuries.
Zheng Bin had only dealt the last blow when Jia Peng was almost dead. He hadn't anticipated that he would obtain everything that Nie Tian deserved.
He felt that it was somewhat unfair towards Nie Tian.
Nie Tian slightly smiled as he said: "It doesn't matter, they should belong to you. Without your attack, I wouldn't be able to obtain those abnormal light dots anyway. I could've been killed."
"You've basically saved my life. You don't have to blame yourself."
After he said that, he cunningly laughed and spoke: "I'll let you see Jia Peng's possessions!"
After Nie Tian finished speaking, a few items and spirit materials flew out form Jia Peng's storage ring.
After a short ten or so seconds, the icy ground between him and Zheng Bi was filled with treasures.
There were spirit materials, spirit stones, medicinal pills, as well as six differently ranked spirit equipments within the pile of treasures.
"So many possessions?" Zheng Bin was stunned at first. Shortly after, his expression turned dark as he suddenly said: "That Pure Gold Blade belonged to an elder brother from my Black Mist Palace. There are also some spirit materials that belong to our Black Mist Palace…"
Clearly, the possessions that Jia Peng had didn't belong to him alone.
The treasures and spirit equipments of the six people that Jia Peng had killed were also taken by him without any trace of politeness.
"I've checked over this entire pile of treasures. There are are thirty two spirit materials of different grades, eight thousand spirit stones, five bottles of pills, and six spirit equipments." After Nie Tian classified the pile of treasures, he looked at Zheng Bin and said: "We'll take a half each."
"This, this isn't too fair?" Zheng Bin was overwhelmed by the favour. He waved his hands many times, "You were the key to killing Jia Peng. Furthermore, I've already obtained seven of the light dots that were needed to enter the Heavenly Gate. I'd feel ashamed if you split Jia Peng's possessions."
"Don't be so fussy." Nie Tian was somewhat displeased/annoyed.
Zheng Bin hesitated for a moment. He was secretly moved as he said: "If that's the case, I'll take away the items that belong to our Black Mist Palace, as well as a few items that are suitable for me. How about that?"
He was different from Nie Tian.
The Lingyun Sect's Wu Ji was behind Nie Tian. Because of this, Nie Tian already possessed a considerable amount of spirit materials and pills before entering the Heavenly Gate.
Although he was the core disciple of the Black Mist Palace, almost everyone else that came from the Black Mist Palace this time had a cultivation realm that was higher than his. Their identities weren't something that he could compare to.
Because of this, the number of spirit materials that he possessed paled far in comparison to Nie Tian's. He was in a dilemma about how to save his treasures, having discovered that there was no usable Heaven and Earth spirit qi within the icy river of stars that he had to remain in for a long time.
When Jia Peng's enormous wealth was suddenly placed in front of him like that, it would be impossible for him to not be moved at all.
"No problem, you can choose first." Nie Tian magnanimously took a few steps back.
"Thanks a lot. I truly need a few things." A trace of happiness appeared on Zheng Bin's face as he finally stopped acting shy. He took the few treasures that originally belonged to the Black Mist Palace, and a few cultivation spirit materials that were suitable for him. After that, he took a few spirit stones and pills before withdrawing his hand.
The items that he took was roughly a fifth of the total treasures.
He wasn't greedy at all.
Nie Tian secretly nodded his head. After Zheng Bin finished his selection of items, Nie Tian took the remaining treasures without being polite at all. He stored everything in his storage ring.
With the experience of killing Jia Peng together, the relationship between the two people clearly became milder.
This was especially true for Zheng Bin.
After fighting together with Nie Tian, he discovered that he actually didn't understand Nie Tian at all when they were in the Green Illusion Realm.
At this moment, he couldn't help but think of the various events that occurred within the Green Illusion Realm. His expression suddenly changed: "Previously, was it you who first discovered the Earth Web when Yu Tong had created it? Also, were you related to her sudden coma which forced the Ghost Sect and the Blood Sect to escape?"
He didn't understand Nie Tian. However, he was very familiar with Pan Tao. When Pan Tao said that he had sensed the underground abnormalities, Zheng Bin found it strange.
--At that time, Pan Tao had left together with Nie Tian.
"Haha, the past is the past, don't think too much about it." Nie Tian laughed as he indirectly answered.
However, Zheng Bin saw through his secret via Nie Tian's words.
Zheng Bin lightly nodded his head, and said: "In the past, I wasn't familiar with you, and I completely didn't understand you. If I had known what kind of person you are when we were in the Green Illusion Realm, I would've done everything in my power to help you, instead of abandoning you."
Nie Tian laughed, not giving any further explanations. Instead, he sat down and took out some spirit beast meat from his storage. He started eating to recover his internal injuries.
"Many thanks for your help this time." After Zheng Bin spoke, he walked towards Jia Peng's corpse to retrieve the tailbone that was stuck inside.
A pile of sparkling and translucent Fire Crystal Rocks that contained the power of fire appeared below Nie Tian.
There were several tens of Fire Crystal Rocks within the pile. Most of them came from Jia Peng.
He believed there were a few people from the Ghost Sect and the Blood Sect that Jia Peng had killed. When the disciples of the Blood Sect and the Ghost Sect were at the Scarlet Flame Mountain Range, they had also obtained a portion of the Fire Crystal Rocks.
Currently, he had easily obtained these Fire Crystal Rocks, which allowed him to continue cultivating the Flame Spirit Secret.
"The spirit materials and spirit stones that I've obtained from killing a Xiantian Realm cultivator can last me for an extremely long time. This time, I didn't lose out at all…"
As he secretly muttered to himself, Nie Tian took a Fire Crystal Rock as he attentively cultivated.