"Foolish!" Guan Pu, who was still covered in blood, spat exasperatedly after seeing Nie Tian coming out of the palace.
Yue Yanxi's face also twisted as he shouted, "You shouldn't have come out of there!"
Jiang Feng's eyes flickered as he took out a Sound Stone and secretly whispered something into it.
He told the other Bliss Mountain Sect disciples to evacuate from this continent as quickly as possible on that ancient golden starship.
He already knew what would happen.
As long as the experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect decided to kill Nie Tian, everyone here would suffer the same fate.
They would never allow anyone to leak the fact that they had killed a member of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
Once the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace learned what happened here, doom would befall the Thousandsword Mountain Sect.
Inside the palace.
Now that the stone gate was open, Yin Yanan, Qiao Yunxi, and the others also learned what was going on through the open gate, and heard Nie Tian's words.
Tang Yong yelled from behind Nie Tian, "Get back here!"
Deeply anxious, Qiao Yunxi exclaimed, "What the hell are you doing, Nie Tian!? Why did you open the stone gate without saying anything?! Now that they've learned the actual situation, they'll probably try to kill us all!"
Yin Yanan also gave a cold harrumph and said, "What the hell are you thinking?!"
The way they saw it, by pushing the stone gate open, Nie Tian had put not only Yue Yanxi, but also all of them in danger.
If Nie Tian hadn't opened the gate, the experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect wouldn't be able to learn the situation inside the palace, and thus wouldn't dare to make any rash moves.
In fact, the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace's name would have inspired enough awe to stop them from trying anything.
However, now that they had learned that there wasn't a single expert from the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace in here, they would probably change their minds immediately.
At this moment, deafening rumbles suddenly came from the distant sky.
The ancient golden starship was emanating dazzling golden light as it shot up towards the atmosphere of violent energies.
"The ancient starship that belonged to the Golden Vast Sect!" Xing Beichen's expression flickered as he hastily turned to Sha Yan. "Martial uncle, that ancient starship can penetrate the layer of violent energies that surrounds this floating continent!"
"The Golden Vast Sect?!" Sha Yan said with a surprised expression.
"Stop them!" Ke Jinpeng ordered.
"I'm afraid it's already too late," Sha Yan said with a bitter smile.
The ancient starship kept rising, giving rise to loud rumbles. Like a golden sword of light, it pierced directly towards the layer of surging energies.
Even the Void domain experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect frowned deeply, looking worried.
Now that they were going to make a move against Nie Tian, they couldn't afford to let word of it leak out. If the golden ancient starship escaped, then it would only be a matter of time before the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace learned about what had happened here.
Unless they called off their plan...
A large amount of starlight suddenly came to shine in the depths of the atmosphere of outsider and ancient spirit beast auras. The ancient starship then seemed to be suppressed by a boundless river of stars, and started to have great difficulty flying upward.
Seconds later, the ancient golden starship, which had hoped to escape while the experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect were caught up in a stalemate with Nie Tian and the others, couldn't fly an inch further upward.
An invisible force suddenly pressed down on the golden starship, causing it to dive from the sky.
"What's happening?!" Jiang Feng from the Bliss Mountain Sect couldn't help but exclaim, disbelief filling his face.
The golden starship had gone through the layer of mixed energies without much difficulty when they had come to this place.
Why would the layer of mixed energies all of a sudden become impenetrable now?
Yue Yanxi's face was also filled with confusion as he jerked his head towards Nie Tian and asked, "What's going on?"
Nie Tian put on a meaningful smile, but didn't say a word.
Sha Yan went blank briefly before saying with a smile, "They can't leave? Good! As long as they can't get away, all of them will have to die here!"
While they spoke, Jiang Feng's figure suddenly blurred.
In the next moment, he vanished from before everyone's eyes with the help of some profound escape magic.
"Up there!" Ke Jinpeng exclaimed softly, fixing his scorching eyes in the sky. "He's trying to go through it himself. Let's give him this chance."
Then, everyone's gazes converged on Jiang Feng.
They all wanted to know whether the Void domain Jiang Feng would be stopped by the layer of energies just like that golden ancient starship.
In fact, Jiang Feng was doing this to fight for a chance for the other Bliss Mountain Sect disciples to escape. However, he had to make sure that he could go through the layer of mixed energies before coming back to take the other Bliss Mountain Sect disciples through it.
Numerous rays of silver-gray light instantly filled Jiang Feng's private domain. Like a god wreathed in dazzling silver light, he shot directly into the atmosphere of mixed energies.
In the next moment, a sea of starlight sparks suddenly appeared in the area Jiang Feng was heading towards.
A river of stars seemed to form within the atmosphere of multicolored energies, rendering Jiang Feng's private domain assailable.
Numerous flesh auras infiltrated it and stifled the silver-gray light within it.
Jiang Feng only held on for a few seconds before falling out of the sky, like a silver god that had his wings broken. With a pale face, he hastily escaped from the starlight-filled area.
"He failed too!" At this moment, even Ke Jinpeng started to sense that something had gone wrong.
Sha Yan fixed Nie Tian with a cold stare. "It must be him!"
A strand of ethereal soul power rapidly came to form. Carrying Sha Yan's fierce sword intent, it slashed towards Nie Tian's mind in an attempt to strip his memories from him.
"Nie Tian! Get back inside now!" Yue Yanxi's expression flickered drastically.
A crimson figure suddenly shot out from the spot between Yue Yanxi's eyebrows. As soon as it did, land-shaking fluctuations came from the numerous volcanoes in the fire-attributed region, as if they were answering its summons.
But even though that blazing figure carried his profound understanding of fire power, it turned out to be slower than Sha Yan's soul attack.
Seeing that Nie Tian's mind was going to be breached by Sha Yan's soul power in the next moment, he inwardly blamed Nie Tian for being too arrogant and careless.
Nie Tian smiled, looking completely carefree. "Thanks for your concern."
At the same time, he placed one hand on the stone gate with a swift motion.
The star formations on the stone gate instantly started to change. Dense, water-like starlight started to flow following the vein-like patterns.
A vast, boundless aura burst forth from within the stone gate.
At the same time, countless star formations on the palace walls also became enlivened. Each and every one of them looked like a sea of stars that gave off an aura of eternity.
Sha Yan's soul power was melted away soundlessly just as it was about to reach Nie Tian.
Sha Yan's eyes dimmed as he experienced a stabbing pain in his mind. "You...!!" he shouted.
Nie Tian stared coldly at him with narrowed eyes. "I what? You think you can enter and leave this continent as you wish? Not paying your respects after seeing this palace is one thing, but you actually made a move against me?! You lot must have a death wish!"
The blazing figure that carried the profound truths of flame power instantly came to a stop in the air before flying back to Yue Yanxi at full speed.
Covered in cold sweat, he hastily returned the figure to his true soul. His expression grew very strange as he listened to Nie Tian taunt Sha Yan recklessly.
He wondered what had happened within the palace after Nie Tian had gone into it.
However, seeing that even Void domain experts' soul awareness failed to touch Nie Tian, he knew that a profound connection had been established between this palace and Nie Tian.
This meant Nie Tian was now able to borrow power from the countless star formations that covered the entire palace.
With this thought in mind, he looked up into the heavens, and felt that the sudden change in the layer of mixed energies was probably Nie Tian's work as well.
Nie Tian smiled. "Now that you're here, don't think about leaving again. Help yourselves please. I've got something to take care of."
With these words, he waved at Yue Yanxi. "Senior Yue, why don't you come in here so we can catch up?"