Yin Yanan jerked her head in Fata’s direction and said, “What is he doing here?!”
“I suppose he came to talk to me,” Nie Tian said.
Eyebrows furrowed, Mu Biqiong said in a soft voice, “That Floragrim is by no means insignificant.”
Fata had killed a large number of Earth Spirit Sect disciples, Qiu Ji being the only survivor. Given the surprising battle prowess he had displayed, Qiu Ji would probably have died too if that was what he had wanted.
In Mu Biqiong’s eyes, this Floragrim was also very dangerous.
“He’s here to talk to you?” Yin Yanan pondered briefly. “So... do we slow down for him?”
Nie Tian nodded. “He can’t be more powerful than Yuan Jiuchuan, and there are three of us and one of him. There’s nothing for us to fear from him.”
“I guess you’re right.” Convinced, Yin Yanan gradually slowed down her air-transportation spiritual tool.
Fata rapidly flew close.
As he did, he looked over his shoulder from time to time at the Fortune Wells region, his expression grim.
Chai Longge and his sister hadn’t heard the conversation between Mo Qinglei and Nie Tian and the girls.
However, Fata, who had been farther from Nie Tian than them, had overheard their conversation by relying on his profound bloodline talents.
From their conversation, he had learned that the old man was actually a reborn cultivator, whose cultivation base from his previous life had been at the middle Saint domain.
He secretly congratulated himself that he had left that region to come talk to Nie Tian.
Otherwise, he would have attempted to seize that soul-strand-spewing Fortune Well as well.
Seeing Yin Yanan’s air-transportation spiritual tool decelerating, Fata picked up the signal and flew on board.
Eyes fixed on Nie Tian, he asked, “Can we find a place to talk, you and I?”
Nie Tian glanced behind their moving air-transportation spiritual tool, and said, “We’d better not stop now.”
“Because of that reborn cultivator, Yuan Jiuchuan?” Fata asked.
Upon hearing these words, both Mu Biqiong and Yin Yanan fixed him with surprised gazes.
Nie Tian also went blank briefly before saying, “You overheard our conversation?”
Fata nodded without trying to hide the truth.
“Let’s speed up again,” Nie Tian said to Yin Yanan.
After throwing Fata a cold look, Yin Yanan accelerated her air-transportation spiritual tool again, which shot into the distance like a bolt of lightning.
Even Chai Longge’s air-transportation spiritual tool couldn’t keep up with them.
Since Chai Longge and his sister didn’t rank at the top among the Martial Spirit Sect’s chosen ones, their air-transportation spiritual tool wasn’t as advanced as Yin Yanan’s.
Watching Yin Yanan’s air-transportation spiritual tool flying farther and farther from them, Chai Longge let out a sigh and said, “From the look of it, they’ve decided to travel on their own from now on.”
Chai Fengwu, however, didn’t seem as frustrated as she said, “We’re already rather lucky to have run into them early on. Who would have thought that there are actually such extraordinary figures in an elementary grade domain like the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries? I guess we were frogs in a well.” (Idiom: people of limited outlook and experience)
Chai Longged nodded, agreeing with her.
The brother-sister pair soon got over their sense of frustration, and didn’t hate Nie Tian and the girls for leaving them behind.
There were countless domains and realms in this boundless starry river. It was fate that they had met Nie Tian and the others, and they probably wouldn’t meet again, unless they were to pay a special visit to the Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries.
Ten days passed.
Yin Yanan’s air-transportation spiritual tool entered a region of frigid cold. Snow-capped mountains stretched as far as the eye could see.
A number of hot springs were scattered in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains, with white mists rising from them.
All kinds of grass, flowers, and trees thrived within the valley.
Yin Yanan’s eyes suddenly lit up. “This is an ideal place for me to achieve a breakthrough in my cultivation!”
Looking at the hot springs from afar, Mu Biqiong also had strong interest in her eyes as she said, “How about we stay here for a while? I might be able to make a breakthrough in my cultivation here too.”
The girls had absorbed frost power and wood power from their respective Fortune Wells.
Therefore, they both had high hopes to shatter the shackles in their cultivation and achieve new breakthroughs within a short period of time.
Having traveled at full speed for ten days, they had already put a significant distance between them and Yuan Jiuchuan. Besides, since they had removed Mo Qinglei from their team, Yuan Jiuchuan would have no reason to pursue them unrelentingly.
After a brief communication, they eventually decided to recuperate in this mountain valley.
After berthing their air-transportation spiritual tool, Yin Yanan and Mu Biqiong flew into the depths of the mountain valley, and soon disappeared.
Nie Tian and Fata, however, stayed by the berthed air-transportation spiritual tool.
After Yin Yanan and Mu Biqiong vanished from their sight, Fata finally couldn’t wait, and asked, “Where did you get those tree branches and learn that special spell formation?”
“You think they have something to do with your race, don’t you?” Nie Tian asked.
Fata nodded vigorously.
“There were two vast continents, one on top of the other. The upper continent shattered due to an inter-racial war and became numerous floating lands...” After taking a moment to decide what to say, Nie Tian told him about the six spatial rifts in the Void Illusion Mountain Range, through which they had entered a special heaven and earth.
Fata’s expression flickered as he said, “There was an ancestral land of my race there!”
“That’s right,” Nie Tian said. “I derived that spell formation and obtained those tree branches from one of the floating lands. However, that floating land fell apart as soon as I derived that spell formation.”
Fata didn’t seem surprised at all as he said, “It was the secret spell formation you derived that had been holding that ancestral land of ours together. It was only natural that our ancestral land fell apart after you took its secret.”
Nie Tian then said, “I ran into Demons, Fiends, and Phantasms in that special place, but I didn’t see a single Floragrim there. I heard that you people had completely abandoned that place. Did you?”
Fata let out a deep sigh. “We and those races were all on the side that had lost the war. After the war, our home continent fell apart, so we were forced to migrate. Who would have thought that people from other races would find ways to go there after so many years? This piece of information is very valuable to me. Many thanks.”
“You’re welcome,” Nie Tian said with a plain tone.
“If I may, can I ask you how you managed to win the acknowledgment of the light ward that carried the profound power of the tree of life, and eventually derive that spell formation?” Fata asked with a confused expression.
“Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I practice wood power,” Nie Tian said.
Fata shook his head. “No, it can’t be that simple. Your flesh aura is not only vigorous, but also contains strong life force, which sets you apart from ordinary humans.”
Since Nie Tian didn’t want to talk about this topic, he remained silent with a cold expression on his face.
Even though Fata had taken care of the Earth Spirit Sect disciples for him, he had confidence that he would have handled them just fine even if Fata hadn’t helped him.
In his opinion, he had already given Fata enough information.
Seeing that he remained silent, Fata seemed to understand what he meant as he nodded and said, “I see. Everyone has their own secrets. I won’t ask about it anymore. If you ever come to our realms, you can tell people that you’re my friend. They’ll receive you with respect and hospitality.”
Nie Tian smiled and said, “I doubt that I’ll have an opportunity to visit.”
Fata smiled back at him. “Who knows what will happen?”
With these words, he turned around and flew into the distance.
It seemed that the reason he had followed Nie Tian and the others for so long had only been because he wanted to learn where Nie Tian had obtained those tree branches and derived the Wood Thriving Formation.
Then, after getting the information he wanted, he just left.
Nie Tian shook his head and muttered in confusion, “Such a weird person.”
After Fata left, he also started practicing cultivation.
He took out all kinds of spiritual materials, and used their power to replenish his spiritual core and three spiritual vortexes.
Since he had just recently made a breakthrough, his spiritual core and three spiritual vortexes were now like dried sponges, yearning for the infusion of a large amount of power.
Even though he had practiced cultivation day and night during the ten days they had traveled on the air-transportation spiritual tool, he was still far from filling his spiritual core and three spiritual vortexes to the brim.
A few days passed before Mu Biqiong’s soft exclamation suddenly awoke him from his cultivation.
After a moment of hesitation, he sprang to his feet and dashed towards the source of the sound.
Soon, he found Mu Biqiong in a naturally formed hot spring in the depths of the valley.
Her naked body loomed through the mist that was rising from the water.
With a straight line down the center of her chest as the separation line, the tattoo-like patterns of the multicolored flower and the black flower covered most of her milky white skin, giving her a devilishly beautiful look.
Her face was still veiled, yet beads of sweat could be seen rolling down her forehead, and she seemed to be in agony.
Upon seeing Nie Tian, she anxiously covered her ample chest with her hands and shouted at him, “Don’t come any closer!!”
However, as soon as she did, she let out a muffled groan, her awareness rapidly scattering and fading from her eyes.
The colors of the two demonic flowers suddenly came to shine respectively within her two eyes, as if the flowers had suddenly taken over her body.
As that happened, a bewitching power rapidly filled her changed eyes.
With a shudder, Nie Tian stepped uncontrollably towards Mu Biqiong.