Qin Nan did not move. He looked up and observed the half-exposed gate.
It was an extremely rare chance for him to observe the obscure process of breaking through to the Master Realm.
The fight intensified continuously. The gate that was half exposed was torn into pieces by the Dark Flyer. Every time it tore down a piece of the gate, its body and its aura would grow shockingly.
Time gradually passed. Around half the duration of an incense stick later, the Dark Flyer had torn the half-exposed gate into pieces. The glow consisting of seven colors it was emitting now had nine colors. A formidable Dao intent was accumulating too.
It felt like the Great Dao had shuddered.
Following it, a terrifying aura burst out of the Dark Flyer's body. Qin Nan and the Nine Heavens Supremes tensed subconsciously before it.
The Dark Flyer was lighting up the sea like an ancient rising sun. Nothing could be compared to it.
The Nine Heavens Supremes were still bound by the complicated rules of the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm. However, those in the Master Realm would surpass the rules!
The Dark Flyer let out a deafening roar. It was putting on airs like it thought its attempt had succeeded.
However, the eyes of Qin Nan and the rest of the Nine Heavens Supremes widened.
An enormous, pitch-black hand with a blurry outline appeared above the Dark Flyer. It grabbed at the creature with overwhelming force.
The Dark Flyer in the Master Realm could not react in time. Its body shuddered when the hand caught it. The light in its eyes dimmed instantly as its aura dissipated.
The hand soon vanished without a trace. The Dark Flyer fell to the forest below and slammed into a huge pit.
It had all happened in under a breath's time!
"That hand...does this mean the Dao Seeking Land also has a ruler like the Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth?"
Qin Nan took a deep breath. He had clearly sensed life from the pitch-black hand.
In other words, the hand was not a powerful art, forbidding aura, or a rule, but an actual living hand.
"If the Dao-Seeking Land indeed has a ruler as I've thought, what level of cultivation would he possess? Would he know everything that happened in this land?"
Several questions crossed Qin Nan's mind.
Meanwhile, two tremendous auras sprang into the sky...
The two peak Nine Heavens Supremes collected their thoughts simultaneously. They went straight for the Dark Flyer's corpse. One was an old man in rusty armor whose face was full of scars. The other was a little girl with ponytails around the age of ten.
"Old man, how dare you compete with me? I shall cripple you today!"
The little girl harrumphed coldly and waved her hand. Three powerful Dao Arts blossomed like lotuses and attacked the old man.
The old man's eyes flickered coldly. He drew out a huge saber covered in blood with an overwhelming aura.
A series of explosions took place. The two figures crashed into one another like two peerless lightning bolts. Each collision would result in terrifying shockwaves.
Qin Nan and the rest of the Nine Heavens Supremes remained still while watching the fight.
The two peak Nine Heavens Supremes completely ignored them as if they did not see them.
Around eighty breaths' later, the little girl suddenly frowned and lifted her other hand. The voice that was talking to Qin Nan echoed in his mind, "Cultivator, now is the time!"
Several Nine Heavens Supremes in the Greater Success Stage turned into rays of light flying toward the little girl and the old man. Different Dao arts poured down at them like a huge rain.
Qin Nan too made his move. He quickly glanced at the Nine Heavens Supremes in the Greater Success Stage.
One of them was a middle-aged man with a bamboo fan in a white robe. His hair had reached his shoulders. He had an odd aura in his body which Qin Nan was unable to peek through.
"I thought you all aren't that naive to try and be the oriole!"
The little girl twisted her lips. She suddenly turned around and faced the Nine Heavens Supremes in the Greater Success Stage. The old man too fended off the other Nine Heavens Supremes first as if the two of them had already reached an understanding beforehand.
The two peak Nine Heavens Supremes had long guessed the Nine Heavens Supremes in the Greater Success Stage would team up against them, hence they too had agreed to take out the others first.
"Hmm? You're Supreme Zhi Guang from the Li Clan!"
The old man fixed his eyes on the middle-aged man.
The middle-aged man smiled. He did not deny the statement. The bamboo fan in his hand turned into shocking rays and fired at the two peak Nine Heavens Supremes.
"Dao-Jolting Saber Art!"
Qin Nan too had executed his attack. He had unleashed his supreme force and executed four Arts of Dao Seeking to fire his saber intents at the old man and the little girl.
"Such remarkable saber intents!"
The old man, the little girl, Supreme Zhi Guang, and the rest of the Nine Heavens Supremes were startled.
They did not expect the infamous Qin Nan to show up here.
Qin Nan shrugged. There was no reason for him to hide any longer. He unleashed the other eight Arts of Dao Seeking, causing his aura to skyrocket. His strength was almost on par with the old man and the little girl.
"So this is what happens when someone practices twelve Arts of Dao Seeking?" the old man was the first to react. He said with a complimenting look, "Impressive, you are already so strong even though you are only in the early stage of the Nine Heavens Supreme Realm. As expected of the reincarnation of Supreme Highnesses!"
The old man was from the Chizha Tribe. Even though their clan did order their disciples to obtain Qin Nan's secret, they did not really share any conflict with him.
"Qin Nan, I've been looking for you!"
The little girl grinned coldly.
Qin Nan had practiced the Art of Dao Seeking of the Superfluous Lifeless Sect, thus the disciples of the Superfluous Lifeless Sect treated it as a great humiliation!
They were determined to kill Qin Nan regardless of his identity!
Supreme Zhi Guang and the other Nine Heavens Supremes collected their thoughts too. The former and others were astounded, while the rest had a cold look in their eyes.
It was obvious that Qin Nan had offended some of their factions too!
"Fellow cultivators, it doesn't matter if your faction holds a grudge against me, we should focus on defeating them to claim the beast cores. I'm willing to settle the dispute between us after that."