"I do not have interest towards this thing. You guys can take it."
The Ghost Sect's Zou Yi threw that storage bracelet to the Grey Valley's Guan Qiu in passing and clearly did not think much about the contents within.
The Grey Valley's Guan Qiu received that storage bracelet and contrary to what one might expect, his face exuded a trace of happiness.
He was different from Zou Yi. He was born in poverty and he also did not have an unyielding patron in the Grey Valley. This caused him to have also not been too prepared before he stepped into the Houtian.
To him, even if these were only a few spirit stones and medicine pills, they were enough to make him excited.
Nie Tian who was underneath cupped his hands in Zou Yi's direction and said: "Many thanks. If you guys have obtained anything later, I definitely would not fight over them with you guys again."
Zou Yi nodded and did not say anything anymore. He took a glance and chose a new guest from the Outer Domain and dashed straight towards them.
After Kan Xingming died, those two from the Grey Valley no longer paid any attention to Nie Tian too. They similarly chose a new target and commenced besiegement towards the two remaining guests from the Outer Domain.
"He actually didn't die?"
Li Fan who was besieged by green light flames found the time to take a look. When he saw that Nie Tian was safe and sound, rather it was Kan Xingming who was dead in front of Nie Tian, he appeared to find it quite unexpected.
"That youngster is actually unharmed!"
Liu Yan was also astonished. The two were in a narrow compound, continuously evading the erosion of the green light flames as they were looking for a way to break away from them.
"I knew that it was not that easy for that youngster to die." Feng Luo whispered.
Amongst everyone on the scene, only he firmly believed that Nie Tian could survive from the grasps of Kan Xingming's hand from the start.
That was because when Nie Tian and Zheng Bin cooperated and were able to kill and behead Gu Peng and face Zhao Mo, Nie Tian had also revealed a strange strategy/trick which had even caused Zhao Mo to escape in fear.
In his eyes, Nie Tian who possessed a valuable Spirit Communicating treasure and was carrying along all kinds of powerful items that Wu Ji had bestowed upon him along with the fact that his body bore some secret to it, could not be regarded through conventional reasonings since long ago.
"Hu, hu, hu!"
The city wall that was hovering/floating/drifting indeterminately stealthily changed its position irregularly with unusual fluctuations of energy rippling out of it.
The city wall that was the closest to Nie Tian accepted/received many mysterious runes from the fifteen scarlet light droplets/specks from the back of his hand.
Every single one of those scarlet light specks/droplets were dazzlingly ablaze, looking like stars that adorned within the Heaven's Gate pattern. It seemed as though they were still slowly rotating in a specific pattern.
He divided his attention and realised that after he obtained Du Huang and Kang Xingming's scarlet light droplets/specks, he was amazingly the person with the most light droplets/specks on the back of his hand.
Including Miao Chen, the three guests from the Outer Domains also did not seize as many scarlet light droplets/specks as Nie Tian did.
He faintly generated a certain feeling because he was the one with the most scarlet light droplets/specks on the back of hand, that strange energy that was rippling outwards seemed… to slightly centralise/focus towards him.
The mysterious runes that he had obtained through those light droplets/specks ought to also be the most amongst everyone else.
"What secrets does he actually hold/have?" He inwardly pondered.
When he was pondering, that hand of his that was pressing against the spiritual armour at Kang Xingming's thoracic cavity was still madly absorbing the rich Plant Essence Qi from within.
That spiritual armour was tempered and refined out of many leaves and rattans. When he absorbed the Plant Essence Qi, that spiritual armour gradually lost its luster.
Not long after, the spiritual armour that shielded Kan Xingming's whole body became a dark brown colour and no longer had a hint of glistening greenness.
When he could no longer feel the Plant Essence Qi from within that spiritual armour, that heart of his that was pulsing abnormally slowly recovered to its normal state once more.
Misty, faint green light was discharged from his flesh. His essence, Qi and spirit had reached a level of fullness that he had never had before.
He felt that there was a very rich vitality contained within his flesh. Those vitality seemed to carry along all kinds of surprises/oddities along with it, but it was only that he was unable to come to that realisation for the time being.
Squinting his eyes, he surveyed his surroundings and immediately realised that he could see and hear even further. The perceptive area of his mental strength/power had also increased by a wide margin.
This kind of change made him understand the Plant Essence Qi that came from that spiritual armour and was really a tremendous help to him.
In this moment, he also suddenly realised that those portions of Plant Essence Qi that had been absorbed into his body was stealthily escaping into his spirit sea.
Those Plant Essence Qi was slowly looping around inside his spirit sea and took the form of another spiritual energy whirlpool/vortex at an extremely quick speed.
Soft green luster bubbled within that whirlpool/vortex, containing rich vitality.
The peculiar vitality seemed to be able to nourish his spirit sea, accelerating the speed of refinement and rotation of the spiritual energy Whirlpool/Vortex and blazing/flaming Whirlpool/Vortex inside his spirit sea.
He faintly and very quickly felt that his Realm was on the verge of stride over into the Middle Stage from the Initial Stage of the Houtian Realm!
He felt that his mental state in terms of his knowledge towards the Flame Spirit Art/Spiritual Flame Art as well as his assurance/grasp in his spiritual energy had already reached the critical point of breaking through.
It appeared as though he did not need to do anything nor did he need to cultivate through meditating and could just naturally/automatically step into the Middle Stage of the Houtian Realm from the Beginning/Initial Stage.
Everything was as easy as a canal forming where water flowed and would not let him feel out of sorts in any way.
The strange energy that was in a turmoil diffused outwards for a moment and slowly contracted once more.
After those scarlet light droplets/specks on the back of Nie Tian's hand had absorbed a few mysterious runes, they only became slightly tepid from previously being scalding/boiling hot.
At this point, the many trifling and unadorned patterns that were engraved on the dilapidated city wall had already decreased further.
"Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh!"
Beams of rainbow-coloured light shot out and also abruptly shrunk/contracted back towards the city. In this moment, an extremely intense attractive force also come from within that city.
The city that was swaying and hovering/floating/drifting was suddenly as steady as Mount Tai and no longer swayed in the slightest.
A strange "kaka" sound came from the city that originally did not have a gate and four thick and heavy stone gates gradually split open from the four directions of that city.
The stone gates opened wide and four passages spread outwards following the rainbow-coloured light, heading straight into the city.
Everyone who was in the midst of battling simultaneously noticed the strange changes in the city and subconsciously looked towards that city, stopping their battle for the time being.
Every single one of them perceived a burst of attractive force from that city.
That city seemed to issue a mysterious summon/beckoning towards those who possessed the Heaven's Gate pattern. The more one had scarlet light droplets/specks on the Heaven's Gate pattern, the stronger they could feel the summoning/beckoning and attractive force.
Nie Tian stared blankly at the widely opened stone gate closest to him and immediately realised that he was completely unable to resist the attractive force that came from within. Step by step, he headed towards that stone gate.
The remaining people had originally already harboured avaricious thoughts towards that city. When they felt the attractive force from within, they were also no longer able to restrain themselves.
"Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh!"
Those people were like lightning as they wanted to be amongst those who were the first to rush in.
It was also unknown as to how many times faster their speed was compared to Nie Tian who was moving ahead step by step.
The Ghost Sect's Zou Yi had already given up in continuing the besiegement towards the guests from the Outer Domains since long ago. When they were about to stride through the city gates, his whole body shuddered and a wisp of bloodstain suddenly escaped from the corner of his mouth.
He suddenly stopped.
"Bang, bang, bang!"
When the others were also stepping through the city gates, they were pushed and squeezed by a surging force that ferociously bombarded them.
Those who were the most anxious to enter were all stopped at the city gates and were all repelled by that force, unable to rapidly step through.
The more one obtained scarlet light droplets/specks on the back of their hand, the weaker the pushing force that they would have to bear. This made it so that even though Miao Chen and the others were similarly included amongst those that were bearing the pressuring force, they still could slowly progress ahead.
Due to the fact that Li Fan, Feng Luo, Liu Yan and the others had come from the Heavenly Archaic Domain and did not behead the disciples from seven sects, all of them did not obtain too many scarlet light droplets/specks.
Therefore, when they wanted to step through the city gates, it caused their gait to be extremely difficult and every step consumed a huge amount of their energy.
On the contrary, even though Nie Tian's Realm was the lowest, it was because he possessed the most scarlet light droplets/specks that when he walked to the Zou Yi's side, he could actually walk past Zou Yi and could even still continue moving forwards.
Zou Yi stared blankly at Nie Tian, passing by his side as his expression became indefinitely overcast.
Ominous glint occasionally flashed across his eyes and at times, it rapidly calmed down again.
"Zou Yi, do not behave rashly/recklessly!"
Li Fan shouted out loudly and fleeted to Zou Yi's side together with Liu Yan, one flanking Zou Yi's left and the other standing at his right, afraid that he could not restrain himself in attacking Nie Tian.
Even the Blood Sect's Feng Luo had also given up on the three other cities and stood beside Zou Yi now, saying in a deep/heavy voice: "That Nie Tian boy/youngster's luck is good. The fact that he was able to obtain the most light specks/droplets is due to his good fortune. You wating to forcibly take his good fortune away would trigger/evoke internal disorder within the seven sects. It is best if you think it over clearly!"
Li Fan and Liu Yan also stared at Zou Yi with icy cold looks in their eyes, preventing the temptations that he could not obstruct in his heart.
Zou Yi who was fighting with Man and Heave for a while looked at Nie Tian who was moving onwards one step at a time. He also looked at Li Fan, Liu Yan and Feng Luo who were glaring at him like tigers watching their prey and finally chose to give up.
"Boy! Remember, you owe me one again!"