Back when he had sealed the spatial rift in the Realm of Flame Heaven, Nie Tian had realized that once the grand spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace was activated and the three fragmentary star marks returned to him, he would be able to borrow strength from the gradually-forming formation of starlight at the mouth of the spatial rift.
The perception of his seven Heaven Eyes would improve significantly because of this.
Before the fragmentary star marks returned to him, he was nothing but a Heaven stage Qi warrior. If he were to face those formidable Demons alone, he wouldn’t even be able to protect himself, not to mention fighting back.
Only when the fragmentary star marks had returned to him would he be able to make an impact on the overall situation with his borrowed strength.
Sitting on the mountaintop and watching the Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations get killed one after another while protecting him, he had long since become enraged.
With a deep breath, he commanded his seven Heaven Eyes to shoot into the mysterious formation of starlight at the mouth of the spatial rift.
Originally, the enormous pattern of glittering starlight had just been strengthening its restrictive force.
However, as the seven Heaven Eyes fell into it one after another, it seemed to be vested with life, with Nie Tian’s seven Heaven Eyes becoming its soul!
Nie Tian was struck by a feeling that he could control this mysterious starlight formation now.
An intense killing intent rose from the bottom of Nie Tian’s heart.
In the next moment, the grand starlight formation began to change.
Like a vortex of stars in the depths of the universe, it started to rotate.
As an ancient and boundless aura gradually dispersed through it, it began to shine unprecedentedly brightly.
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!
One after another, numerous beams of incomparably pure starlight suddenly shot out of the formation.
Like shooting stars and streaks of silk, they followed Nie Tian’s will and shot towards the Demons that had been hovering around the mountaintop.
Towering into the heavens, the lofty mountain peak Nie Tian was on seemed to echo his will, and emanated increasingly bright starlight.
Carrying the profound truths of star power and a fierce aura that seemed as if it could annihilate all living beings in this heaven and earth, two streaks of starlight cut two several-dozen-meter-long low-tier Demons in half!
Like a flash, another streak of starlight slashed down towards a nobly-dressed high-tier Demon’s head with irresistible might.
The high-tier Demon shrieked as he made a desperate effort to shield himself from the light with a pitch-black pearl, which madly attracted demon Qi from its surroundings.
Upon contact with the streak of starlight, numerous fine fissures instantly appeared on the pearl.
As the fissures grew larger and larger, the pearl eventually failed to withstand the pressure and exploded.
A substantial amount of purple and black light burst forth and shot in every direction, along with drops of demon blood.
The Demon wailed as he looked up at the descending starlight. In the next moment, his slender, perfectly-proportioned body cracked and exploded like a piece of broken ice, creating a mist of demon blood.
Deeply stunned, a Qi warrior from the Yang Sect exclaimed, “The grand spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace can actually be used to kill Demons?!”
He had been fighting that high-tier Demon right before he was killed in such a violent way.
Moments ago, he had been struggling to defend against that Demon’s mad attacks. However, the streak of starlight had killed him almost instantly, despite his full-force resistance.
The Qi warrior turned to look at Nie Tian.
The other Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations were also astonished. With flickering expressions, they all shot their gazes towards Nie Tian.
Nie Tian slowly rose to his feet.
Like an incomparably sharp sword, he stood straight and unwavering, unleashing an imposing aura.
With a composed expression, he said, “I was deeply ashamed that I had to watch many seniors die because of me. Since I have received the legacies of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, I suspected that I could summon power from the grand spell formation and use it to help you, and so I did.”
Enlivened, the Qi warrior from the Yang Sect nodded repeatedly as he marveled, “As I expected, it was you who is using the mighty spell formation to assist us! Great! Let’s work together and kick these damn Demons out of the Realm of a Thousand Devastations forever! We’ll use their dead bodies to deter those who dare to invade us again!”
Many members of the Yin Sect were women, some pretty and innocent, while others were gorgeous and alluring.
At that moment, their bright eyes were all fixed on Nie Tian.
In their eyes, now bathed in brilliant starlight, Nie Tian seemed like a son of the starry sky who could control the innumerable stars that filled the sky.
The enormous starlight pattern at the mouth of the spatial rift once again evolved, giving rise to new and wondrous changes.
The rivers of glorious starlight, which should have fallen into the spatial rift, suddenly changed directions as they pierced through the clouds and shot toward the roaring Demons gathered around the mountaintop.
The rivers of starlight pouring down from the depths of the vast sky seemed to have a natural overpowering effect on the Demons.
As they shone upon the raging demon Qi that the Demons used to wreath themselves, the demon Qi rapidly dissipated like snow being vaporized by fierce flames.
Originally, the Demons had been using the demon Qi as their natural protective barrier. However, it was proven to be completely useless under the dazzling starlight.
As the rivers of starlight destroyed the demon Qi and shone on the Demons’ bodies, they seemed to have a burning effect on them.
Exposed to the bright starlight, every Demon began to let out miserable wails as they all seemed to be in a lot of pain.
They immediately came to the terrifying discovery that there was a fundamental difference between the starlight summoned from the heavens by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace’s grand spell formation and the starlight in their own realms.
The starlight here contained a mysterious power that was sacred and pure, so for them who lived on demon Qi, it was none other than a deadly poison.
Even Yrie, an immediate member of the Barten Clan, and her mount, which carried the bloodline of a Purple Glede, couldn’t withstand the starlight.
In the fierce starlight, Yrie saw smoke rising from her mount’s enormous body.
Even though her exquisite suit of armor was helping her defend against the starlight, many parts of her body were exposed to the starlight, causing her to suffer from bone-piercing pain.
Shock and fear could be seen in her eyes as she looked down and discovered that her smooth skin was already covered in visible, fine veins, as if her blood was seething.
Tark from the Fifth Demon Realm also let out agonizing screams in the starlight that contained some kind of mysterious power. “Yrie!” he called out. “Let’s get out of here! We need to return to our realm as quickly as possible!”
Afterwards, he let out a few commanding roars.
Upon hearing his roars, the other Demons seemed as if they had been pardoned and relieved from their death penalty.
None of them dared to hover around the mountaintop anymore. Instead, they all rushed back towards the spatial rift with fear on their faces, while doing their best to avoid being hit by the rivers of starlight.
SHEW! SHEW! SHEW!
However, the rivers of starlight kept pouring down from the sky. No matter whether they were high-tier or low-tier Demons, those who were struck by the starlight fell straight into the mountain valley one after another, like birds that had lost their wings.
As they plummeted towards the ground, purple smoke kept coming out of their bodies, as if their blood was boiling.
Seeing that the situation had been turned around and the Demons were struggling for their lives, the Qi warriors from the Realm of a Thousand Devastations all seemed wild with joy.
They brandished their spiritual tools and cast their exquisite magics to take the opportunity to kill the Demons that were scrambling for their lives.
A large number of low-tier Demons were chased down and slaughtered as they rushed towards the spatial rift.
The heavy sounds of low-tier Demons’ enormous bodies crashing into the mountain valley echoed out from time to time.
The high-tier Demon who had been fighting the sectmaster of the Yin Sect noticed the unfavorable situation and rapidly called out to Anguz, “Anguz! The situation is getting out of hand! We need to pull out now!”
Anguz, who was fighting Li Muyang with his double-edged battle-axe, threw his head back and let out an enraged roar.
Immediately afterwards, not only did all the Demons around the mountain valley begin swarming towards the spatial rift, but even Demons from hundreds of kilometers away seemed to have also received his order, and thus instantly left their human opponents and converged on the spatial rift.
A handful of powerful experts from the Yin Sect and the Yang Sect didn’t chase after the fleeing Demons.
Instead, they held fast to their duty and guarded Nie Tian.
At this moment, they were all gazing at Nie Tian, their eyes filled with shock and awe.
Each and every one of them had a cultivation base higher than Nie Tian’s, and they were all well-aware that the young man in front of them was only at the Heaven stage.
However, it was this seemingly unimpressive young man from the Realm of Flame Heaven, whose name they had never even heard of until recent years, who had just turned the situation around and saved the Realm of a Thousand Devastations from falling!
They were also convinced that if Nie Tian hadn’t come and activated the grand spell formation left by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, endless Demons would have rushed through the spatial rift into their realm.
The Demons would have never retreated before they finished slaughtering every living being in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations, not even sparing a chicken or a dog. (see note 1)
Nie Tian’s arrival saved the sects in the Realm of a Thousand Devastations, as well as everyone and everything that lived on this land.
1. Here, the author used a very commonly-used Chinese proverb: 鸡犬不留, which literally means not sparing a chicken or a dog, so in other words: kill everyone.
This got me thinking that it would be fun if I introduce you to some Chinese Idioms that have something to do with animals, so my plan is to do one idiom a day below my releases for the next weeks or so. I hope you’ll like them.