Both Yrie and Tark’s expressions flickered as they saw the man mysteriously appear in front of them and point his finger at them.
In the next moment, bright light rushed towards them like ocean waves.
As fierce as sunlight in the desert, it instantly engulfed the energy waves which Tark had unleashed to detect Nie Tian’s soul fluctuations.
Tark let out a muffled groan as a drop of blood dripped down the corners of his eyes.
Seeing the incoming overwhelming light, Yrie’s mount instantly let out a screech as it changed direction and flew away at full speed.
A few low-tier Demons had followed Yrie and Tark as they charged towards Nie Tian together.
However, it seemed that their intelligence didn’t allow them to sense how dangerous the light was. Thus, they swooped towards Nie Tian regardless of the potential threat.
Immediately afterwards, the fierce ocean of spiritual light swallowed their enormous bodies.
The low-tier Demons’ agonizing screams rang out one after another, filling the air.
Nie Tian looked over with narrowed eyes and discovered that those low-tier Demons’ skin and flesh were vaporizing within the sea of spiritual light.
Nie Tian turned his head back to look at the man who had just saved him. “You are?”
It was a man in his fifties, dressed in simple, classical garments. His hair was rolled up in a bun on top of his head, and his grizzled beard fluttered against the wind.
The man laughed in an unconstrained fashion before saying, “I’m Li Muyang, the sectmaster of the Yang Sect. Now that you’ve come to the Realm of a Thousand Devastations to help us activate the spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, you are a friend to every Qi warrior sect in our realm. Whatever it takes, we will make sure no Demon will touch you or harm you in any way.”
“You’re being too kind, Senior Li,” Nie Tian said respectfully.
He didn’t know much about the Realm of a Thousand Devastations or the history between the Yin Sect and the Yang Sect. However, for some reason, he had a sense of intimacy when he talked to Li Muyang. He secretly examined Li Muyang and everything about him, and discovered that the sense of intimacy he had towards him might have something to do with his Sun Wheel.
The Sun Wheel was the the Yang Sect’s most precious treasure, which seemed to be of a similar attribute as the Flame Dragon Armor.
“Can it be because I am the Flame Dragon Armor’s master?” Nie Tian thought to himself subconsciously.
While Nie Tian’s mind wandered, a tall, beefy high-tier Demon suddenly thundered at them from beside the spatial rift, “Li Muyang!! How dare you make a move against our young lord Yrie?!”
Immediately after blurting these words, he summoned a dense amount of demon Qi and formed two pitch-black dragons, which flew directly towards Nie Tian.
The burly high-tier Demon was Anguz, the highest commander of the Demon army from the Fifth Demon Realm. His bloodline power had reached the seventh grade.
It was him who had fought Li Muyang earlier.
Li Muyang didn’t show any attention to that Demon, but instead, he continued to talk to Nie Tian in a unconcerned manner. “Before you came along, the situation had been kind of critical. I even worried that we might not be able to defend our realm against such a large number of Demons. But now that you’ve activated the grand spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, and the spatial rift is gradually sealing, I no longer fear for the safety of the Realm of a Thousand Devastations.”
With a chuckle, he suddenly turned to gaze at his Sun Wheel.
Hanging high in the heavens, the sizable Sun Wheel looked like a fierce sun in the middle of the day. As his gaze landed on Anguz in the next moment, the Sun Wheel rushed towards him with a loud whoosh.
As it did, increasingly dazzling and fierce light burst out from within the Sun Wheel.
At this moment, the darkness within a 50-kilometer radius rapidly scattered and dissipated, like ice and snow melting under fierce sunlight.
The heaven and earth submerged in dense demon Qi was instantly lit up as brightly as if it were in broad daylight.
With a shocked look in his eyes, Nie Tian gazed at the Sun Wheel and discovered that, bathed in its light, his vortex of star power started to accelerate, which was very unusual.
As the Sun Wheel’s fierce light shone on him, he felt an ineffable warmth and comfort.
Smiling, Li Muyang said placidly, “Now that the spatial rift is being sealed, the Demons are getting more and more anxious. Once the spatial rift is fully sealed, these Demon invaders won’t be able to return to their realm ever again. Don’t be fooled by their ferocious roars and aggressive demeanor. They’ve already started to panic.”
Li Muyang’s gentle voice spread out far and wide. He seemed to be speaking to Nie Tian. However, when the Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations heard him, they all seemed greatly relieved, and their furrowed eyebrows relaxed.
He pointed at a few Qi warriors dressed in Yang Sect garments and ordered, “You! Come here and protect Nie Tian!”
Then, he turned to Nie Tian and said with an apologetic smile, “That Anguz is pretty difficult to deal with. I need to handle him myself.”
With these words, he dashed away after his Sun Wheel.
Simultaneously, standing underneath the Moon Wheel, a graceful woman issued an order to every Yin Sect disciple in the vicinity in a soft and gentle voice. “Disciples of the Yin Sect, we need to pay extra attention to the lofty mountain peak Nie Tian is on as well. Don’t let the Demons hurt him!”
Upon hearing Li Muyang’s and her command, many powerful experts from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations automatically gathered towards the mountain peak Nie Tian was on.
Seeing that more and more human experts were appearing around him, Nie Tian gradually put his heart at ease, and sat down in the lotus position.
Relying on the mysterious connection between the fragmentary star marks and himself, he closed his eyes to sense their movements.
As he did, the fragmentary star marks seemed to turn into three Heaven Eyes.
The spacious insides of the three lofty mountain peaks and the star pagodas within them were reflected in his mind with great clarity, like an unfurling painting.
“Hmm?!” With a soft exclamation, he took note that there was something within these mountain peaks that he hadn’t seen before in the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace’s spell formations in the Realm of Flame Heaven and the Realm of Mystic Heaven.