One of Nie Tian’s Heaven Eyes flew through the glittering formation of starlight and disappeared into the spatial tunnel.
As it did, it seemed to absorb rich and pure star power from the enormous, gradually-forming pattern of starlight, turning the originally intangible Heaven Eye into a bright star that was every bit as real as the stars in the sky.
In a split second, that Heaven Eye extended Nie Tian’s vision and perception to the depths of the entire spatial tunnel.
He immediately discovered that tens of thousands of Demons were gathered in front of a rotating, gray vortex like a large swarm of flies.
Numerous heavily-armored black riders that looked exactly like Auden were waiting, each of which looked solemn and was wreathed in strong killing intent.
Behind them were innumerable substantial low-tier Demons that had bizarre appearances. Floating in a wide river of raging demon Qi, they let out angry roars from time to time.
In front of the entire army, Auden, who had just returned from the Realm of Mystic Heaven, seemed to be having an intense argument with Nolante from the Astarte Clan in the Demon language.
Meanwhile, the two-headed python and the Astarte Clan’s Rotspirit Ox were staring into each other’s eyes, as if a fierce battle could break out at any moment.
The Demon army gathered by the misty, gray vortex was so substantial that if they had swarmed into the Realm of Mystic Heaven, the consequences would have been catastrophic.
While he observed the situation within the spatial tunnel via that Heaven Eye, he suddenly heard Huang Fan’s distant-sounding call and snapped back to reality.
Looking at Huang Fan with a confused expression on his face, he asked, “What’s wrong?”
“The Sectmaster has commanded me to take you to the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.” Huang Fan seemed rather composed, as if he wasn’t deeply shaken by the deal between Auden, Zhao Luofeng, and Ling Dong. “Of all three spatial rifts, the one in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations is the only one that still needs to be sealed. They need you there.”
Eyebrows furrowed, Nie Tian nodded, saying, “Alright.”
In the mountain valley, Zhao Luofeng and Ling Dong were looking down at the grand star formation covering the mouth of the spatial rift as they whispered something to each other.
It seemed that, as soon as they saw the grand star formation appear over the mouth of the spatial rift, they knew that the spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace had been activated.
Therefore, they no longer felt the need to talk to Nie Tian.
It was as if all that Zhao Luofeng and Ling Dong cared about were the items on the list they had given to Auden.
Now that Nie Tian had successfully activated the grand spell formation, he didn’t have much value for the time being.
“Let’s go.” With these words, Huang Fan and Nie Tian boarded the Golden Chariot, and Huang Fan steered it towards the Heaven Palace Sect. “The Sectmaster commanded that I bring you back to the Heaven Palace Sect when you finish sealing the spatial rift in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations. He’ll have a detailed discussion with you then.”
“I see." Nie Tian’s tone was indifferent.
For some reason, after personally witnessing Zhao Luofeng proposing a deal and reaching a mutual understanding with Auden from the Fourth Demon Realm, his impression of the Heaven Palace Sect had changed.
Originally, he had looked up to the Heaven Palace Sect, which was the most powerful sect throughout the Domain of the Falling Stars.
For a long time, he had believed that the Heaven Palace Sect would be the main fighting force if the day came when full-scale war broke out between the Demons and the Qi warriors in the Domain of the Falling Stars.
Now that he had seen that the Heaven Palace Sect, which enjoyed a long history, possessed formidable strength, and had raised countless powerful Qi warriors, had actually proposed a deal to the Demons, its majestic image in his mind totally collapsed.
He hadn’t been so sure about joining the Heaven Palace Sect before, but now that he had heard the conversation between Zhao Luofeng and Auden, he felt that becoming a disciple of the Heaven Palace Sect had lost its appeal.
However, he didn’t mention any of this to Huang Fan.
Now that the grand spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace had been activated and was taking effect, the rich demon Qi that had reigned in that vast area was rapidly scattering and disappearing.
Steered by Huang Fan, the Golden Chariot soon arrived in the Heaven Palace Sect.
After Huang Fan returned the Golden Chariot, he took Nie Tian to the corner of the palace where numerous inter-spatial teleportation portals were located.
“Send us to the Realm of a Thousand Devastations!” Huang Fan said.
As a disciple of the Heaven Palace Sect turned the switches on a portal to set up the coordinates for the Realm of a Thousand Devastations, the portal, which was paved with numerous spirit stones, started to shine with dazzling light.
Under the amazed gazes of the crowd of Heaven Palace Sect disciples, Huang Fan and Nie Tian walked into the teleportation portal.
In the next moment, the portal was activated.
Meanwhile, the crowd of Heaven Palace Sect disciples whispered to one another in the immeasurably wide palace.
“Has he sealed the spatial rift already? That was fast.”
“It appears so. I checked, and it seems that not only has the prevailing demon Qi stopped spreading, but it’s even scattering and vanishing.”
“So does that mean this kid from the Realm of Flame Heaven actually gathered all three fragmentary star marks? And he’s the reason why our life-threatening problem was solved?”
“I suppose so.”
“Where’s senior martial brother Ning Yang? Didn’t he have the third fragmentary star mark? Now that Nie Tian has all three fragmentary star marks, what happened to him?”
“I’ve no idea. Senior martial brother Ning Yang seems to have disappeared for a long time.”
“Nie Tian obviously took his fragmentary star mark. Even if he’s still alive, considering his high self-esteem, I’m afraid that he’s living in hell now.”
Among the crowd of Heaven Palace Sect disciples, a handful shot gazes filled with killing intent towards Nie Tian when people brought up Ning Yang’s name.
Standing in the middle of the teleportation portal and wreathed in dazzling bright light, Nie Tian sensed their burning gazes as he was about to be teleported to the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.
He followed those gazes and discovered a shocking fact: there were even Worldly realm experts among those who were staring at him with deep hostility.
The teleportation portal activated.
After a moment of intense dizziness, Nie Tian and Huang Fan appeared in the middle of a square paved with gray stone.
“Guests from the Heaven Palace Sect are here!” A graceful, beautiful woman hurried over the moment Nie Tian and Huang Fan appeared, as if she had been waiting for a long time. Her long dress fluttered as she rushed over. “Big Brother Huang, is this Nie Tian from the Realm of Flame Heaven?”
“Yeah, he is.” Huang Fan nodded before asking, “How’s the situation in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations?”
Burning with anxiety, the beautiful woman, who was at the early Profound realm, said, “Really bad. It’s spiraling out of control. We need to go to the spatial rift now and seal it as quickly as possible. That’s the only way to stop more Demons from swarming into our realm!”
A shocked expression spread across Huang Fan’s face. “Demons are swarming into the Realm of a Thousand Devastations already?!”
The woman nodded, a bitter smile filling her face. “Two days ago, large amounts of low-tier and high-tier Demons started flowing into our realm through that spatial rift. Every powerful Qi warrior from a variety of sects in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations is gathered at the spatial rift, where they have been fighting those Demons with their lives.”
Huang Fan felt the urgency as he said, “So we’d better go now! Time is of the essence here!”
Before Nie Tian had a chance to glance around, Huang Fan dragged him along and followed that woman into a shiny, silver war chariot.
With a loud whoosh, the war chariot rose high above the gray stone square and a forest of elegant pavilions, and shot towards the distant horizon.
Blood-chilling roars echoed out one after another from the direction the Silver Chariot was heading, where heaven and earth were completely submerged in raging demon Qi.
Within the torrential demon Qi, many human Qi warriors were enveloped by multi-colored spiritual power shields as they wielded their spiritual tools and unleashed exquisite magics to fight the Demons in close quarters.
“Nie Tian, right?” The woman took a deep look at Nie Tian and reminded him solemnly, “One thing to remember: never ever reveal the fluctuations of your star power, at least not before we arrive at the spatial rift. Try your best to cover them. Otherwise, the Demons will come after you madly.”
“Got it,” Nie Tian replied.