Abreu lowered his conch shell. With a grim expression, he looked at Tago and Stonemountain and said, "My brother told us to get over to his location."
The whole crowd of outsiders around him looked deeply surprised. Apparently, none of them had expected that Armes would summon them.
Eyebrows furrowed, the Birdmen's female leader said, "Lord Armes told us specifically not to interrupt his battle with that human before he left. Can it be that Lord Armes has failed to kill that man during the past few days?"
"That's not possible!" Tago, the Demon leader, said with a deep frown. "Lord Armes is more powerful than all of us combined! I suspect that Lord Armes is having trouble locating that man, and he wants us to go help him find him."
"Actually... according to my brother, that man is a successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace." Abreu's words resonated over the silent crowd.
After a moment of silence, a clamor suddenly burst out among the crowd of outsiders.
"Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!?"
"He's a successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace!?"
"Didn't those humans come from the Domain of the Falling Stars? The Domain of the Falling Stars has long since been abandoned by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. Why on earth would they take in someone from there?"
At that moment, Tago snapped out of his daze and asked, "Do you not remember that the three spatial rifts that lead to the Domain of the Falling Stars have been recently resealed? If it weren't for the legacies the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace left in the Domain of the Falling Stars, how would those humans have sealed those spatial rifts?"
Stonemountain also seemed deeply shaken as he chimed in, "Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace! That's the humans' oldest and most powerful sect. Its profound influence stretches to almost every corner of the boundless starry river. They and a few other ancient sects were the reason for the rise of humans hundreds of thousands of years ago!
"Every successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace possesses terrifying strength. No wonder Lord Armes has failed to kill him over the past few days."
The Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace was known throughout the starry river. Millions of outsiders were awed upon hearing its name.
Those who knew its name must have heard about its profound power.
Bitterness filled the corner of Abreu's mouth as he said, "But he's not an ordinary successor of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace. If he was, as powerful and proud as my brother is, he wouldn't have attached so much importance to him to ask for our assistance."
"You mean..." Tago said, disbelief filling his eyes.
"He's one of the chosen," Abreu said with a heavy tone.
It seemed that almost every outsider in the crowd knew very well what a Son of the Stars meant, and was rather sensitive about it. Another clamor burst out among them.
"What?! He's a Son of the Stars?!"
"How is that possible?! Why on earth would they choose a Son of the Stars from the Domain of the Falling Stars? Plus, every Son of the Stars chosen by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace possesses unlimited resources. Every one of them is revered throughout the starry river, and has dozens of domains to their name!"
"Even the weakest domain they own must be stronger than the Domain of the Falling Stars!"
"The Domain of the Falling Stars was just one of our many rangelands! We used it to breed spirit beasts and low-tier Demons. It had very limited resources and energy of heaven and earth!"
"Only small clans like ours would think of taking such a place where birds don't even lay eggs. (Idiom: remote and desolate place) None of the truly powerful clans would even consider it worth owning!"
"Why would a Son of the Stars appear in a place that can't even produce a single Void Domain expert?!"
Ever since of the establishment of their clans, their ancestors had been fighting human Qi warriors in different regions of the starry river.
However, the Qi warrior forces they had contended against were only second-rate or even third-rate Qi warrior sects.
They could only look up to the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace, which was so powerful that they had brought the entire human race up to the ranks of the most powerful races throughout the starry river, and wouldn't fear challenges from any race.
Each and every Son of the Stars chosen by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace had numerous domains and realms to their name, and had countless powerful experts that took commands from them.
Any of the Sons of the Stars would be able to take out their clans, root and stem, if they wanted to.
They wouldn't even need to do it themselves. All they needed to do was summon the sects and clans that depended on them.
Abreu took a deep breath and said, "The man's name is Nie Tian. Since he's only at the Greater Heaven stage, it seems that he's only been chosen by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace recently. Also, it seems that he hasn't refined all three fragmentary star marks or visited the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace yet. He might not even know how noble and important he is now.
"After he enters the Worldly realm, he will probably be able to find the things the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace has left for him in the Domain of the Falling Stars, and then sail across the starry river to the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace's headquarters.
"He's still growing and on his way to prominence. Right now, his strength can't be compared to that of the other Sons of the Stars.
"This gives us a perfect opportunity! If we can kill him now, those truly powerful clans of our race might finally attach importance to our clans, and bestow copious amounts of resources upon us, maybe even some domains!
"My brother must have seen that the value of this Son of the Stars is far higher than the Domain of the Falling Stars. Otherwise, he wouldn't have summoned us to help him kill that person.
"So... shall we go kill a Son of the Stars?"
After hearing these words, Tago, Stonemountain, and the Birdmen's female leader all started to breathe heavily, their eyes shining with the light of excitement.
Abreu nodded as he glanced over at them. "I take that as a yes. Sylon and the Fiends have been obsessed with gathering valuable materials, and basically ignored everything else, since we arrived on this island.
"This should come as a big surprise for him."
With these words, he took out his conch shell, and whispered a soul message that was a brief description of the situation into it. Afterwards, without any delay, he led Tago, Stonemountain, and the others towards the location Armes had given him.
In a marshland filled with a toxic mist, a Fiend that was wreathed in a thick, green aura suddenly let out a sharp screech.
Immediately afterwards, others Fiends hastily gathered from all directions. Upon arriving, they asked in the outsiders' language, "What's so urgent, Lord Sylon?"
"One of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace's Sons of the Stars has come to this island!" Sylon said, his eyes brimming with excitement.
Upon hearing of the appearance of a Son of the Stars, every Fiend started to panic and despair. None of them showed the slightest intention of fighting.
"What?! A Son of the Stars of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace?!"
"What should we do?! If that's true, none of the powerful experts of all our races will get out of here alive, not to mention us!"
"Let's return to our realm now, Lord Sylon!"
"The spatial rifts over that black lake lead to our realms. Once the Son of the Stars finds them and goes through them to our home, all of our clans will be turned to dust!"
"We're done for! Why would a Son of the Stars of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace come to this place?"
Sylon fixed them with a nasty glare. "Damn you, good-for-nothings! It's not one of the Sons of the Stars you know! If it is, would I still be wasting my breath talking to you now?! You think I don't know what kind of disaster that would be for us?"
"So what's going on, Lord Sylon?" asked one of the Fiends.
"This one must have been chosen by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace recently," said Sylon. "He's only at the Greater Heaven stage now. According to the other races, they doubt that he has visited the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace's headquarters yet, and he might not even know what he really is."
With these words, Sylon raised his voice. "This is a perfect opportunity for us! As long as we can kill him and bring his body back to our realm, the fame of our clan will soon spread far and wide within our race!"
A wild and sinister look appeared on Sylon's face as the others clamored.
"Ohhh... so this isn't one of those who are feared throughout the starry river and have been suffocating those powerful clans?"
"If he's only at the Greater Heaven stage now, we can kill him and bring our clan to prominence!"
"Let's go kill him! If we can bring back the corpse of a Son of the Stars, we won't need the Domain of the Falling Stars anymore!"
The crowd of Fiends seethed with excitement, their eyes filled with fanatical flames. At this moment, they cast the precious materials, the Domain of the Falling Stars, and everything else out of their minds, leaving nothing but the thought of killing Nie Tian.