As Dong Baijie landed next to Nie Tian and Dong Li, he emanated an intense bloody aura, which seemed to be from the giant, gray wolf he had just summoned back inside his body.
"We can only go with the flow in here, not against it. Interesting." With these words, he gazed off into the vicinity, and discovered that a number of people from the Realm of a Hundred Battles were chasing after Qi warriors from the Flame God Sect and Spirit God Sect, who were at the same cultivation level as them.
At that moment, Nie Tian's nine Heaven Eyes had already reached the end of this segment of the band, and stopped.
They could neither keep moving forward nor move backward to him.
Through them, he could see that the place where they were stuck was packed with floating boulders of various sizes, and underneath the boulders wasn't the same thick, gray mist around him, but instead a stripe of colorful mist, which he had seen from the outside.
Interestingly, the boulders kept drifting down the flow and entered the colorful mist smoothly, while the few people over there were stopped by an unknown force when they tried to enter the stripe of colorful mist.
It was as if the stripe of colorful mist was the ward that isolated the two segments.
At that moment, in the borderline area filled with floating boulders, a late Greater Heaven stage disciple of the Flame God Sect with a fierce look on his face caught Nie Tian's attention. Wreathed in raging flames, he formed a hand seal, and a young woman close by was instantly dragged into his flames.
It was a middle Greater Heaven stage female member of the Water Moon Chamber of Commerce.
Surrounded by flames, she struggled desperately. Her whole body blossomed with blinding spiritual light as she did.
However, her spiritual light seemed to be rapidly burned away by the blazing flames.
It wasn't long before her spiritual light went out, and wild flames engulfed her soft and curvy body, extinguishing her life.
After the kill, a sinister grin appeared on the Flame God Sect disciple's face as he bounced off floating boulders to another location, where he attacked another junior from the Realm of a Hundred Battles.
An early Greater Heaven stage member of the Pill Pavilion Sect became the man's new target as soon as he drifted to that area on the remains of an ancient starship.
"Hahaha!" The man from the Flame God Sect laughed wildly as he formed a hand seal, shooting a long river of flames out of his hands.
It wrapped around the Pill Pavilion Sect disciple's waist before he could do anything to resist.
In no more than a few seconds, the Qi warrior from the Pill Pavilion Sect was reduced to a charred corpse.
"Losers from the Realm of a Hundred Battles!" The man laughed increasingly sinisterly, as if he had taken that area as his personal territory, and that he would swoop in and launch his fiercest attacks at the sight of anyone from the Realm of a Hundred Battles.
Nie Tian observed for a while via his Heaven Eyes, and witnessed five Greater Heaven stage Qi warriors from the Realm of a Hundred Battles dying at his hands.
Three of them were at the middle Greater Heaven stage, yet under his storm of attacks, almost none of them were able to launch any counterattacks.
"A man is madly killing your people," Nie Tian said to Dong Baijie.
"Where?" Dong Baijie asked, frowning.
Nie Tian reached out his arm and pointed into the distance. "At the end of this segment. The man is a late Greater Heaven stage member of the Flame God Sect. The battle prowess he displays is quite shocking."
"It must be Yang Kan!" Dong Li exclaimed with a grim expression. "I noticed him in their formation long before they came here."
Dong Baijie's expression also grew grim. "It's probably him."
"Is he hard to deal with?" Nie Tian asked.
Dong Baijie nodded vigorously. "Yang Kan possesses amazing cultivation talent. Even the Flame God, Xia Yi, has a very high opinion of him. He's probably one of the most famous among all the Flame God Sect junior disciples."
"Over the past few years, his fame has even overshadowed Tang Yang's," Dong Li chimed in with a deep frown. "If Tang Yang hadn't advanced to the Worldly realm, it would be hard to say which of them was a better fighter. At first, Tang Yang was considered the most promising of the Flame God Sect's younger generation.
"However, a few years ago, he was defeated by Ning Yang during the Heaven Gate trial and thus failed to secure a fragmentary star mark for the Flame God Sect. After that, he was gradually overshadowed by Yang Kan.
"Luckily for Tang Yang, he has already entered the Worldly realm. Otherwise, his position in the sect probably would have been taken by Yang Kan."
Dong Baijie remained silent for a while before saying with a serious expression, "Yang Kan is a formidable enemy. If we don't go deal with him, more of our people will die at his hands!"
"Let's go then!" Dong Li blurted.
With these words, Dong Li leapt onto a floating boulder in front of them.
Dong Baijie also flashed about on different boulders as he traveled down the natural flow towards the area where his segment met the next.
Nie Tian, however, didn't seem in a hurry. He stayed in place and continued to observe the situation over at the border area.
That was when he noticed that Qin Yan from the Water Moon Chamber of Commerce had arrived at the end of the segment and entered Yang Kan's attack range.
At that time, two other Greater Heaven stage member of the Flame God Sect also arrived by Yang Kan's side.
"Qin Yan!" Yang Kan laughed wildly. "The Water Moon Chamber of Commerce usually remains neutral, and seldom takes part in operations like this along with the other forces in the Realm of a Hundred Battles. Why didn't you stay home this time?"
While he yapped, Qin Yan's eyes suddenly reddened as she noticed the charred body of the young woman who Yang Kan had just killed with his fierce flames.
"Yang Kan! How dare you kill my people!" Qin Yan yelled, fuming with rage.
Yang Kan, who was significantly taller than anyone else, laughed unceasingly as his lustful gaze ran up and down Qin Yan. "What are you gonna do about it?"
He turned to the other two beside him and said, "This woman is quite something. Don't kill her. I'd like to have a taste of her later."
"As you say, senior martial brother," The two of them said at the same time.
"Qin Yan..." Nie Tian muttered to himself.
Pei Qiqi had reminded him earlier to keep an eye on Qin Yan, since she had intentionally provoked Gu Haofeng's anger towards him. She might have ulterior motives.
Because of this and the fact that Dong Li and Dong Baijie were already on their way there, even though he had discovered Qin Yan's unfavorable situation, he didn't intend to rush over there right away.
Instead, he pondered whether he should stay here and find a floating outsider corpse to examine. All of a sudden, he sensed someone dashing towards him at full speed.
He looked over his shoulder and discovered that it was Gu Haofeng from the Gu Clan.
He was dragging his sword, which was exuding a frosty aura. At this moment, drops of blood were still dripping down the tip of the blade.
From the look of it, he had just killed someone.
He, who had come from the same direction Dong Baijie had earlier, stomped hard on the remains of an ancient starship and shot high into the air.
Nie Tian stayed in place and watched him fall towards him with an expressionless face.
As Gu Haofeng fell from midair, a hint of an insidious look appeared in his sharp eyes.
As he landed on the boulder Nie Tian was standing on, an intense force suddenly burst forth from the bottom of his feet. Once again, he shot up into the air towards a floating boulder in front of him.
However, the boulder Nie Tian was standing on instantly exploded, which was clearly what Gu Haofeng had intended.
However, Nie Tian, who had long since been prepared, smiled coldly the moment the boulder exploded.
With a cold harrumph, he cast a short-range Starshift.
In the next moment, Nie Tian appeared on an ancient starship ahead of Gu Haofeng.
As he stomped his feet vigorously on it, the ancient starship exploded, sending broken pieces into all directions. At the same time, he flew lightly ahead.
Behind him, Gu Haofeng was still sailing through the air as he looked over his shoulder, and found to his surprise that Nie Tian was nowhere to be seen near the exploded boulder.
"He died just like that?!" Gu Haofeng muttered suspiciously.
However, as he turned his head back, his expression flickered drastically.
He found that the remains of an ancient starship, where he had planned to land on, had exploded.
The gravity was very light in this place. With a casual leap, any Greater Heaven stage Qi warrior would be able to shoot up into the air.
Even so, they would still fall from the air. Without a place to land on, Gu Haofeng would eventually fall into the thick gray mist.
Knowing the deadly nature of the mist, he started to panic as he slowly descended from the air.
While he was searching for something to stand on, Cao Qiushui, who was close by, saw through his dilemma. He channeled a nearby Demon corpse and cast it towards him. "Haofeng! Take this!"
As the corpse of a high-tier Demon flew close, Gu Haofeng channeled it to stop it under him.
He adjusted his fall and finally landed on it, narrowly escaping death. Then, after another leap, he arrived by Cao Qiushui's side and shouted ferociously, "Qiushui! That bastard Mu Han tried to kill me!"
"Right back at you." With these words, Nie Tian bounced off floating boulders and disappeared into the distance.