Gazing into the distant sky, Yue Yanxi spread his soul awareness like an endlessly unrolling carpet, gaining a full grasp of the Guan Clan and Jian Clan members' movements. "They're here."
Then, his eyebrows furrowed slightly as he said with a grim face. "Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng are also coming."
"What are they doing here?" Nie Tian asked, looking puzzled.
Yue Yanxi smiled coldly. "I suppose they're coming to ask for peace. After all, they've lost all of their spiritual power, and all they have left is their soul power. But their soul power will only work on those whose cultivation bases are significantly lower than theirs. If they want to fight me with only their soul power, they'd be courting death."
Void domain experts relied on their spiritual power to activate and wield their private domains. Without spiritual power, they weren't able to bring out the full might of their private domains.
Now that Yue Yanxi was the only Void domain expert who could still use his private domain, he had unchallenged authority.
SHEW! SHEW! SHEW!
The Jian Clan and Guan Clan air-transportation spiritual tools descended from the air and landed outside the palace one after another.
Guan Fu and Jian Tong jumped off their air-transportation spiritual tools first, then beckoned for the others to do the same.
Full of smiles, Jian Tong said, "Brother Yue, could you allow our clan members to take shelter in the palace for the time being? We'll do everything within our power to help you deal with the outsiders when they come."
Yue Yanxi laughed. "I'm not the host."
After hearing these words, Guan Fu and Jian Tong jerked their heads towards Nie Tian.
Nie Tian nodded and turned sideways to present an open path. "Come on in."
Seeing that Nie Tian had given them permission to enter, Guan Fu let out a sigh of relief and, without any hesitation, arranged for their clan members to put away their air-transportation spiritual tools and stream into the palace.
The hall inside the palace was surprisingly spacious. It could easily hold thousands of people and still not seem crowded.
Only after all of the other Jian Clan and Guan Clan members had entered the palace did Guan Fu and Jian Tong enter.
As soon as they all entered the palace, they started recovering their spiritual power with spirit stones without saying a word.
Even Jian Tong and Guan Fu only nodded slightly at Nie Tian before sitting down in the lotus position and going into recuperation with spirit stones and medicinal pills.
They all discovered that they were no longer affected by the Ultimates Reverse Grand Spell Formation as soon as they went through the palace gate.
Not just that, but they also discovered that the spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth in the palace was even richer than outside. As they practiced cultivation, they were able to begin concentrating faster, and new enlightenment would come to them more frequently than before.
The Jian Clan and Guan Clan members' eyes lit up as they instantly realized that this mysterious palace was a blessed place.
Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng's air-transportation spiritual tools arrived.
Jiang Feng, whose status in the Bliss Mountain Sect was only second to the sectmaster, had an embarrassed look on his face as he stood on his air-transportation spiritual tool, looking hesitant to get off.
He withdrew every shred of his soul power, lest Nie Tian misread his intentions.
With a very sincere expression, Jiang Feng smiled and said, "Little brother, there aren't any irredeemable conflicts between you and my sect. We're ready to forget about the fact that you killed disciples of our sect during your pursuit of Master Voidspirit's legacies. Plus, this floating continent is rather close to the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries. Now that you've established a foothold here, you'll have to deal with sects from the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries from time to time.
"It's completely unnecessary for you to become enemies with sects like ours. We might as well forget about our unpleasant past and work together for a bright future."
He adopted a very humble profile as he spoke.
Ke Jinpeng from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect smiled wryly and chimed in, "We really didn't know that this place had been claimed by the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace when we first came here. But since things have already come to this point, I don't feel like making excuses. I think that you might have a moment of joy by killing us, but there must be other solutions that are more productive."
Both Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng admitted to their mistakes.
They came here hoping to persuade Nie Tian to spare their lives and those of their other sect members.
Eyes narrowed, Nie Tian examined them with a smile, but didn't give any response.
At this moment, Yue Yanxi whispered to Nie Tian, "Let's not deal with them now. Why don't we wait and see how things go. Perhaps they'll prove to be useful. What do you say?"
The Jian Clan and the Guan Clan members had learned about the outsiders' arrival, but Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng hadn't.
Seeing that Nie Tian was still hesitating, Yue Yanxi gathered his voice into a very fine string and sent it into no one's but Nie Tian's ears, saying, "I suggest you change the Ultimates Reverse Grand Spell Formation again so as to allow the people from the Bliss Mountain Sect and Thousandsword Mountain Sect to recover their spiritual power. Then, when the outsiders come in here, we'll stay inside the palace and let them deal with the outsiders."
Nie Tian's eyes lit up slightly. With a hearty smile, he said to Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng, "You're right. There are indeed no unforgivable conflicts between us."
The two were overjoyed to hear these words.
Greatly relieved, Jiang Feng hastily said, "Nie Tian! Our sect also admires the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace very much. If it's possible, I hope we can maintain a friendly relationship between our sects. If you like, we'd be happy to help you build a teleportation portal here that connects this place and the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries.
"We can exchange spiritual materials and make mutually beneficial transactions."
Ke Jinpeng chimed in, "We'll dispose of Xing Beichen however you like for attacking you and your friends! And we'll be willing to give you whatever spiritual materials you desire to atone for his actions."
It was hard to believe that he actually sold Xing Beichen out so easily.
"Alright, you may return to your people now. Perhaps you won't be affected by the Vitality-returning Celestial Stone soon." With these words, Nie Tian beckoned for them to leave.
Upon hearing this, Jiang Feng and Ke Jinpeng felt increasingly assured and relieved. Smiling, they made some more promises, and then left in a good mood.
"Are you really going to change the spell formation?" Yue Yanxi asked.
"Not right now," Nie Tian said. "I need to learn about the outsiders' movements first. I have to make sure they don't get in here while the Ultimates Reverse Grand Spell Formation is activated."
Yue Yanxi nodded gently. "Alright."
Nie Tian took a step forward and gazed up into the heavens, standing right in front of the stone gate.
Unlike everyone else, he remained completely unaffected by the Ultimates Reverse Grand Spell Formation even after stepping out of the palace.
He took a deep breath and unleashed his Heaven Eyes.
The nine illusory Heaven Eyes rapidly came to form, and to his surprised, started to draw thick, water-like star power from the palace walls.
The illusory Heaven Eyes soon grew solid, and became as dazzlingly bright as the nine star souls over his sea of awareness.
In the next moment, every detail of the six regions in this entire continent, which was probably even vaster than the Realm of Split Void, was suddenly reflected in his mind.
It was as if he had become the god of this heaven and earth, and could see everything on this continent with his nine eyes.
It was not just the mountains and the various plants, but even the veins of the spell formations that were hidden inside the mountains had suddenly become incomparably clear in his mind.
He had never experienced such a strange feeling, that he could see every detail of everything.
A shudder ran through Nie Tian as he thought to himself, "My soul awareness... can... can actually cover every corner of this continent?! Someone with my cultivation base shouldn't have such a feeling that I have everything in the palm of my hand. It must be the wondrous reaction between my Heaven Eyes and this palace!"
Without telling Yue Yanxi about it, he sent his nine Heaven Eyes up into the atmosphere of mixed auras.
As soon as his Heaven Eyes entered it, he sensed countless confusing awarenesses surging within the atmosphere of violent flesh auras.
An awareness that was evidently different from the others instantly sensed the existence of his Heaven Eyes.
"I'm Terry of the Demon race. Who are you?"