The blood rain gradually settled.
Standing outside the palace, Nie Tian examined his surroundings with his Heaven Eyes, and discovered that the rain of blood was actually absorbed by the earth, like it was raining into the sea.
At the same time, the earth started to release rich life force into the air, as if to nourish this heaven and earth.
Even the fallen mangled outsider remains had wisps of flesh power fly out of them, which were channeled away by the earth shortly after landing.
Nie Tian had originally planned to summon the Bone Blood Demon and let it absorb the flesh power of the outsider remains.
However, upon seeing what was happening, he could only sigh.
Now that the threat from the outsiders was gone, the people from the Bliss Mountain Sect and the Thousandsword Mountain Sect had lost their value.
Nie Tian's eyes shone with killing intent.
Eyebrows furrowed, Yue Yanxi said, "The Thousandsword Mountain Sect is a powerful sect from the Domain of Heaven Python. According to Ke Jinpeng and the others, they have Saint domain experts in the Domain of Heaven Python.
"I'm afraid it won't be safe for you to let them return. If they have Saint domain experts in their sect, they won't necessarily be afraid of the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace.
"Besides, I've heard that quite a few powerful sects like theirs have extensive connections with ancient powers like the Ancient Fragmentary Star Palace."
At this moment, Jian Tong and Guan Fu stepped out of the palace and joined them.
With a grim face, Guan Fu said, "Those scum from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect wounded me badly and killed many of our clansmen. Nie Tian, if I may ask you to dole out justice and kill them here, both my clan and the Jian Clan will be very grateful.
"If you ever come to the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries, both our clans will treat you as our most honored guest!"
Many members of the Guan Clan and Jian Clan had been ambushed by the experts from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect on their way to this place, and suffered heavy casualties.
Even Guan Fu had been seriously wounded, so it was only natural that they hated those from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect to the bone, and didn't wish to see them get away with it.
Qiao Yunxi and Yin Yanan also rushed over and joined them at the stone gate.
"Xing Beichen is an insidious man who's full of evil ideas," Qiao Yunxi said, her face filled with hatred. "You can't let him live!"
Nie Tian nodded. "Alright, I see."
With these words, the Bone Blood Demon suddenly flew out of his ring of holding.
More than thirty meters tall and as large as a mountain of bones, the Bone Blood Demon stood in front of them, wisps of vigorous flesh aura running within its bones, which had now become translucent and sparkling like jade.
Everyone's expressions flickered upon seeing it.
Among then, Guan Fu, Jiang Tong, and Yue Yanxi seemed the most shaken as they exclaimed simultaneously, "This puppet takes orders from you?!"
Nie Tian's face split into a smile as he sent out a thought.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
The Bone Blood Demon then strode away under the guidance of Nie Tian's nine Heaven Eyes.
Nie Tian turned his head back towards them and said with a relaxed tone, "Now it's off to kill Ke Jinpeng and the others from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect.
"The Ultimates Reverse Grand Spell Formation is still working. You'll have your spiritual power absorbed by the Vitality-returning Celestial Stone if you go after them. Since they've lost all of their spiritual power, they won't pose much of a threat to my puppet with only their soul power."
Under everyone's gaze, the Bone Blood Demon picked up speed and dashed off into the distance in the blink of an eye.
Shortly afterwards, the gigantic Bone Blood Demon arrived at the place where Ke Jinpeng and the other Thousandsword Mountain Sect Qi warriors were gathered.
Xing Beichen's expression flickered drastically as the Bone Blood Demon entered his sight. "That's Nie Tian's puppet! Not only did he not keep his promise and allow us to recover our spiritual power, but he even unleashed this monster! What does he want to do?!"
Confusion filled Ke Jinpeng's face.
He had assumed that he had already won Nie Tian's forgiveness. He was even prepared to give Xing Beichen away for the cause.
However, to his surprise, Nie Tian hadn't made good on his word and allowed them to recover their spiritual power.
Now, the Bone Blood Demon had even come here wreathed in strong killing intent. Could it be that Nie Tian had turned on them?
While he was pondering the matter, the Bone Blood Demon's large foot descended on them.
Ke Jinpeng and the others were all shadowed by the enormous foot. Having lost all of their spiritual power, they could only run in panic after seeing the Bone Blood Demon's foot crushing towards them with overwhelming flesh power.
However, they were too slow as they ran.
"Nie Tian!" Xing Beichen wailed.
"The Thousandsword Mountain Sect will make you pay!" Sha Yan roared furiously.
The Bone Blood Demon, however, completely ignored their threats and wails. It brought its enormous foot down repeatedly with full force, and crushed the six disciples of the Thousandsword Mountain Sect one by one.
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!
As their fleshly bodies were smashed to pieces, the five Void domain experts' true souls flew up into the sky.
"Their true souls can actually leave their fleshly bodies?!" Nie Tian saw everything clearly with the help of his Heaven Eyes.
Yue Yanxi, Guan Fu, and Jian Tong all spread their soul awareness into the area to check what was going to happen.
They were all rather elated to see the Bone Blood Demon crushing every Thousandsword Mountain Sect expert to death with its enormous foot.
However, as the five experts' true souls left their fleshly bodies, Yue Yanxi's expression flickered slightly. "Nie Tian, you'd better annihilate their true souls as well. Otherwise, if their true souls somehow flee this place, they will be able to find new bodies and recover their peak strength, considering their profound cultivation bases!"
"So that's how it is..." A smile spread out on Nie Tian's face as he summoned the Star Boat.
He blurred into action, and in the next moment, he was standing in the Star Boat, which shot off towards the five experts' true souls like a dashing meteor.
Ke Jinpeng's true soul looked exactly the same as himself, only illusory. Floating in the midair, it let out a heaven-shaking, earth-shattering soul roar, "Nie Tian! You went back on your word! You'll die in the most miserable way!"
His soul's roar spread very far in all directions. Even Jiang Feng from the Bliss Mountain Sect sensed it.
Fear filling his heart, he said to Mu Biqiong, Tian Ziping, and the others beside him, "Nie Tian... Nie Tian has made a move against those from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect!
"It seems that he has already killed them, since the five experts' true souls have emerged. That soul roar seemed to be from Ke Jinpeng's true soul, and it was full of the deep grudge he holds towards Nie Tian."
"What?!" Yao Zhilan, Tian Ziping, Mu Biqiong, and the other surviving disciples of the Bliss Mountain Sect screamed in fear.
If the people from the Thousandsword Mountain Sect had indeed died, would they be next?
If Nie Tian had even managed to kill the five Void domain experts, would they be able to escape the same fate?
A helpless expression appeared on Jiang Feng's face as he said, "I suppose all we can do is beg for Nie Tian to leave one side of the net open for us. (Idiom: give a wrongdoer a way out) If he's determined to kill us, then there's no way that we'll escape death. Who would have thought that Nie Tian was so resourceful? If we did, we wouldn't have offended him in the first place."
Yao Zhilan, who had remained silent for a while, chimed in. "Perhaps he will spare our lives. The truth is there isn't any irredeemable enmity between him and us. Even though I don't know what exactly happened in Master Voidspirit's realm, Nie Tian and that other expert took all of the legacies. We were the victims.
"Besides, in here, we've only had conflicts with people from the Divine Flame Sect. He probably won't kill us all just to please those from the Divine Flame Sect, right?"
In a low, gloomy voice, Mu Biqiong said, "I don't agree. It seems to me that something is going on between that Nie Tian and the Qiao girl. Perhaps he'll be happy to kill us for her."
Upon hearing these words, Yao Zhilan didn't know what to say, but only sighed repeatedly.
The Star Boat sped across the sky, rapidly approaching the area where Ke Jinpeng and the other experts' true souls were gathered.
Yue Yanxi, who kept a close watch on the situation in that area with his soul awareness, suddenly exclaimed, "Wait! Even though Ke Jinpeng and the other experts have lost their fleshly bodies, they're Void domain experts after all. Their true souls must still contain considerable amounts of soul power, which will still allow them to cast soul magics!"
Guan Fu went blank briefly before snapping back to his senses and asking, "Then why did Nie Tian go over there in such a hurry?"
In an urgent voice, Jian Tong chimed in, "Do we go and help him now?"
Just as Yue Yanxi was about to agree to his proposal, he suddenly saw through his soul awareness that Nie Tian took out a pearl, facing Ke Jinpeng and other experts' true souls.
As soon as the pearl appeared, Yue Yanxi's soul awareness that was in its surroundings went through changes.
His soul awareness split uncontrollably into countless fine wisps and started moving towards the pearl, as if they were subject to some gravitational force.
"Wait! Don't go yet!" Yue Yanxi exclaimed. His expression flickered as he hastily tore his soul awareness away from the pearl in Nie Tian's hand.
Both Guan Fu and Jian Tong frowned deeply, pain flashing across their eyes.
"That pearl!" Exclamations escaped their mouths.
Clearly, they had experienced the same thing as Yue Yanxi, and sensed danger as well.