Yin Yanan’s air-transportation spiritual tool crashed into a huge rock, shattering to pieces.
Even though Nie Tian and the girls jumped out before the crash, they still tumbled over, which made them dizzy and hurt all over.
Standing on the dark gray ground, Nie Tian examined his surroundings, and rapidly learned that their crash had been caused by the surging gravity in this area.
The gravity at the center of the stone city was nearly a hundred times greater than in other places.
It was that terrifying gravity that had pulled their air-transportation spiritual tool from the air and caused it to crash.
If Nie Tian and the girls hadn’t had powerful means at their disposal, they would have hit the ground hard too, and sustained severe injuries.
Yin Yanan’s face gradually grew cold as she gazed at her wrecked air-transportation spiritual tool and heard the surrounding Qi warriors’ sneers.
Clearly, those people were well-aware of the unusually high gravitational field at the center of the city.
They had seen the three of them flying in their direction on an air-transportation spiritual tool, yet none of them had warned them. This meant that they probably held evil intentions.
“What are you laughing at?” Yin Yanan asked coldly.
One of them answered casually when his smirk hadn’t even faded from his face, “Nothing. I just find this amusing.”
Yin Yanan suddenly exploded towards the man, the roars of a hundred fierce beasts coming out of her.
She summoned a large, silver hammer from within her ring of holding, and like a streak of silver light, she swung it towards the man with great force.
The man was at the middle Profound realm, which was even a bit higher than Yin Yanan’s cultivation base.
He snorted disdainfully and rapidly unfolded a greenish-black umbrella.
Grabbing the umbrella with both hands, he thrust it upwards. Then, a curtain of spiritual power dropped from the edge of the umbrella.
Yin Yanan’s large hammer slammed into the curtain of spiritual power, sending a large amount of sparks flying in all directions.
The man let out a muffled groan, bone-cracking sounds coming from his hands.
As his face suddenly flushed, blood rolled down the corner of his mouth.
Shock and disbelief filled the man’s eyes.
At the same time, the smirks faded from all of the other onlooking Qi warriors’ faces.
Eyebrows furrowed, they slowly gathered and surrounded Nie Tian and the girls.
Yin Yanan had been in a bad mood after the wrecking of her air-transportation spiritual tool. As she saw those Qi warriors approaching with unpleasant expressions, the look in her eyes grew even colder.
The eighth grade Frost Blood Python had once again turned into a tattoo on her waist after they had left the Dao Enlightenment Rock.
According to her, the Frost Blood Python had derived a mysterious magic, which seemed to originate in its Blood Stripe Python bloodline, from the Dao Enlightenment Rock, and had been meditating on it since then.
Even though it was meditating inside of her, it wasn’t dormant, so she could still summon it to fight for her at any moment.
As the three of them were surrounded by Worldly and Profound realm Qi warriors with unpleasant look in their eyes, Yin Yanan was prepared to unleash the eighth grade Frost Blood Python.
At the same time, Nie Tian looked around with a measuring gaze, and discovered that none of them were at the Soul realm or higher. That was when he knew that once the eighth grade Frost Blood Python was unleashed, these Qi warriors, who had smirked at them a moment ago, would suffer violent deaths.
Only if they held powerful magical treasures from their sects would they have a chance at surviving.
Mu Biqiong from the Bliss Mountain Sect also had a cold look in her eyes. Clearly, she disliked these Qi warriors as well.
A battle could break out at any moment.
At that very moment, an air-transportation spiritual tool flew over from the distance.
As the air-transportation spiritual tool flew closer to their location, two men jumped off it and landed carefully before everyone.
They were a man and a woman. The man looked honest and clement, while the woman had a valiant and heroic bearing.
The two of them looked rather alike, as if they were brother and sister.
The man noticed the tension and shouted aloud, “What are you doing? You don’t intend to start a fight here, do you?”
The Qi warriors who were going to teach Nie Tian and the girls a lesson turned around and saw the brother-sister pair. They snorted coldly and refrained from initiating attacks.
From the look of it, they weren’t from the same sect, but from the same domain, and they were rather familiar with each other.
Eyebrows furrowed, the woman said sternly, “Isn’t it a bit too shameless for you lot to gang up on just three people?!”
The Qi warriors seemed rather apprehensive about the brother-sister pair.
Instead of refuting them, they scattered and left with reluctant, cold look on their faces.
The man who had been injured by Yin Yanan shot her a vengeful glare before putting his umbrella away and leaving without saying a word.
“We’re from the Martial Spirit Sect in the Domain of Heaven’s Origin...” the man went on and introduced themselves to Nie Tian and the girls.
Their names were Chai Longge and Chai Fengfu, and they were at the late and middle Profound realm.
The Domain of Heaven’s Origin where they were from was a medium-grade domain protected by Saint domain experts. The sectmaster of the Martial Spirit Sect was a middle Saint domain expert, who was stronger than the patriarchs of the Divine Seal Sect, the Thousandsword Mountain Sect, and the Golden Vast Sect from the Domain of Heaven Python.
Chai Longge was nice and warm. His perfect manners made Nie Tian comfortable when the two of them talked.
Chai Fengwu had impressively good looks. Even though she wasn’t as pretty as Mu Biqiong or Yin Yanan, her valiant and heroic bearing set her apart, and she remained silent as her older brother did most of the talking.
From Chai Longge, Nie Tian learned that an early God domain human expert had died in this dilapidated city during the second great war between humans and outsiders.
People had referred to that expert as Lord Myriad Gravity. By practicing earth power, he had been able to change the gravitational field around him.
Lord Myriad Gravity’s opponent had been a Demon grand monarch, who had eventually shattered Lord Myriad Gravity’s domain and killed him. However, Lord Myriad Gravity’s lifetime understanding of earth power and many profound magics had merged with this piece of land, which was why the gravity in this stone city was a hundred times greater than elsewhere.
For thousands of years, Qi warriors who practiced earth power had come here to derive enlightenment and practice cultivation, and they had all benefited from their trips.
Chai Longge and Chai Fengwu, however, didn’t practice earth power. They had just happened to pass through this area.
The unpleasant Qi warriors that had teamed up on Nie Tian and the girls earlier were also from the Domain of Heaven’s Origin, and they had entered the Shatter Battlefield through the same spatial rift in the Domain of Heaven’s Origin as Chai Longge and Chai Fengwu.
Most of them were disciples of the Earth Spirit Sect from the Domain of Heaven’s Origin, and they all practiced the same type of power as Lord Myriad Gravity, who had perished here.
Every time disciples of the Earth Spirit Sect came to the Shatter Battlefield, they would head to this place and do their utmost to absorb the profound earth power incantations Lord Myriad Gravity had left here.
Rumor had it the Earth Spirit Sect’s current sectmaster had derived groundbreaking enlightenment from Lord Myriad Gravity’s legacies in this place, and that was why he had been able to advance to the early Saint domain and claim the position of sectmaster.
In the Domain of Heaven’s Origin, the Martial Spirit Sect was stronger than the Earth Spirit Sect.
Besides, Chai Longge and his sister were ranked at the top among the Martial Spirit Sect’s chosen ones. Therefore, the Earth Spirit Sect disciples gathered in this place had cleaned up their act after their arrival.
“Since you two don’t practice earth power, I suppose you won’t benefit much by staying here, right?” Nie Tian asked.
Chai Longge nodded. “Yeah. We were just passing by. We don’t intend to stay for long.”
Nie Tian smiled faintly. “That’s good then.”
Seeing that all of the Earth Spirit Sect disciples had scattered and returned to their own business, he added, “This place isn’t safe. You’d better leave as soon as possible. Something major might happen here soon.”
Chai Fengwu, who had said very little, seemed intrigued by Nie Tian’s words, and thus asked, “What do you mean? You seem to know something.”
“A band of Stone Golems might arrive here at a certain point,” Nie Tian said.
A disbelieving look appeared in Chai Fengwu’s eyes as she said, “Stone Golems?! Are you joking? Everyone knows that the Stone Golems died out during the first great war.
“Fine, believe me or don’t.” Nie Tian didn’t want to give them a detailed explanation. He only warned the brother-sister pair considering that they had stepped up and presided over justice.
Chai Longge seemed rather calm as he said, “We’re not going to stay here anyways, whether Stone Golems are coming or not.” After a moment of pondering, he added, “Do you have any tasks to attend to or places to go in the Shatter Battlefield?”
Nie Tian shook his head.
“If that’s the case...” Chai Longge said. “There is this place we know that’s going to be crowded with people soon. You may want to swing by and take a look, if you don’t have better things to do.”
Nie Tian’s eyes lit up. “Where?”
“We’re heading there ourselves,” Chai Longge said. “We can go together if you want. I can tell you more about it on our way. What do you think?”
Nie Tian turned to fix Yin Yanan and Mu Biqiong with an inquiring look.
The girls nodded.
“Alright,” Nie Tian said. “We’re new to the Shatter Battlefield and don’t know much about it. It’d be best if you could tell us more about it.”