Chapter 1012: The Crown Bearer Must Bear The Crown’s Weight!
Flaming Sun Island.
When Qin Lie had learned the full situation from Li Mu, his heart turned heavy.
The three great eastern barbarian tribes had deployed nearly all of their troops in this war. After the remaining experts of the three ghoul races had joined them, including the awakened Istan, the resulting force was incredibly formidable.
That wasn’t all. According to Duan Qianjie, there were a lot of unknown experts hiding amidst the eastern barbarians.
These people were all three-level Soul Altar experts!
Originally, both sides shared about the same strength. But after those unknown martial practitioners had joined the eastern barbarians, they were the ones who had the upper hand during the last couple skirmishes.
If the Dark Shadow and Horned Demon clansmen hadn’t shown up at a critical moment, if Luz wasn’t powerful enough to intimidate Istan, they might’ve collapsed some time ago.
Illusory Demon Sect however… had fallen despite the arrival of the Dark Shadow Race and Horned Demon Race.
It just went to show how strong the enemy was.
After learning the full situation, Qin Lie frowned deeply and pondered for a way to deal with the eastern barbarians.
Before he could find a solution, Luz rushed over with Eddie from an island to the east of Flaming Sun Island.
“The eastern barbarians and ghoul races’ experts had gone to Black Voodoo Cult. They had probably arrived at some mutual understanding with each other.” Luz tossed a bomb in his lap the second the moment he showed up. “Barring the unexpected, Black Voodoo Cult… may have joined forces with the eastern barbarians and three ghoul races to take up arms against Flaming Sun Island.”
Qin Lie’s expression changed. “Are you sure about this?”
“I had explored the entire Heavenly Slaughter Continent before this, and I had sensed the Earth Ghoul Race’s Istan’s powerful soul energy coming from Black Voodoo Cult’s great sect-protecting formation.” Luz wore a stern look on his face too. “Besides that, I sensed another presence who was even stronger than Jiang An. That presence… didn’t feel like a human’s.”
“It is the first voodoo creature.” Li Mu sighed.
Everyone turned to look at him in astonishment.
“The first voodoo creature had taken over the Voodoo Progenitor’s body and become the leader of Black Voodoo Cult. It’s also fusing with the Voodoo Progenitor’s Soul Altar faster than Xue Li is with the Blood Progenitor’s Soul Altar.” Li Mu seemed to be aware of this fact since a long time ago as he shook his head helplessly. “At first, I thought that Black Voodoo Cult and the first voodoo creature would treat the eastern barbarians and the ghoul races as enemies since they are from the Land of Chaos, but…”
“I wanted to challenge Jiang An at Black Voodoo Cult and eliminate the first voodoo creature three years ago. Unfortunately, Bhutto was tearing the Land of Chaos apart at the time.” Duan Qianjie looked regretful. “I was thinking that Jiang An and the first voodoo creature may be able to aid the Land of Chaos if Bhutto becomes impossible to defeat in the future. That was why I didn’t go in the end. I never imagined that they would join forces with the eastern barbarians, however.”
“Istan is as strong as I am, and that first voodoo creature… is probably at the Void Realm.” Luz looked at Qin Lie with a troubled look on his face. “However, the situation at the Nether Continent is pretty tense right now. If I were to summon Gordon over to the Land of Chaos, our people may not be able to hold out.”
“We need another Void Realm expert to fight the first voodoo creature, or things will be very difficult for us,” Xu Ran said.
Qin Lie pondered for a moment before looking at Eddie. “If I may trouble you, please make a trip to the demon dragons’ encampment at Boluo Realm. Tell them that I need the rank nine evil dragon Calvert.”
Eddie nodded. “Should I go now?”
“The sooner the better,” Qin Lie said.
Eddie immediately headed towards the teleportation formation without hesitation.
At the same time, Luz said, “Looking at the current circumstances, we are not in a position to attack them. Let us wait for them to come to us.”
“Alright.” Qin Lie agreed.
After that, he went to the sea in between Flaming Sun Island and Blood Island and pondered for another moment. Then, he called out to the god corpses with his soul consciousness.
Not long after, the eight god corpses rose from the bottom of the sea like ancient gods that held up the sky.
The god corpses stood atop the blue sea like giant pillars.
After landing on the shoulder of the lead God Corpse, Qin Lie took out the Demon Sealing Tombstone and rubbed its surface with his finger. He slowly calmed down.
Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, and Tang Beidou watched Qin Lie whispering quietly to the god corpses.
“To think that such a drastic change would visit the Land of Chaos all of a sudden… the pressure may be a little too much for him.” Li Mu sighed quietly. “He’s so young. No matter how extraordinarily talented he is, he is just a Fragmentation Realm martial practitioner right now. The eastern barbarians, the ghoul races, and those meddlers are all vastly powerful.”
“He is used to bearing the heavy burdens of Flaming Sun Island on his shoulders,” Duan Qianjie said with a graven and stern look on his face. “The reason Blood Fiend Sect, Illusory Demon Sect, and Flaming Sun Island were able to develop themselves smoothly for the past few years is almost all thanks to him. Without him, Blood Fiend Sect would never have their glory today. Without him, Illusory Demon Sect would’ve perished a long time ago. Flaming Sun Island… would never have reached their current height either.”
“It has been a difficult time for him.” Flame Demon Tang Beidou also sighed.
“The crown bearer must bear the crown’s weight.” Luz of the Dark Shadow Race stared deeply at Qin Lie before saying in a low tone. “We are not the only ones who have put our hopes in him. There are far, far more people who have done the same... I believe that you all are aware of his circumstances, or at least some of it. From the moment he returned to this place, he is fated to bear even greater burdens and is not allowed to stumble even once.”
Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, and Tang Beidou all looked at Luz in astonishment.
“He will only be facing deadlier challenges and dangers in the future. He must adapt to this as soon as possible,” Luz said enigmatically.
Everyone fell silent when they heard this.
The trio looked thoughtful.
“He will stand on a bigger stage in the future. Even if he falls short at the Land of Chaos, it is only a matter of time before he gets back up again.” Luz looked at them. “But to you, all of you, you will lose your homes and your roots the moment the Land of Chaos is lost.”
Li Mu and the others fell silent.
“You all have the possibility to grow stronger. The forces supporting you and Flaming Sun Island are powerful enough to supply the tremendous amount of spirit materials necessary to construct your four-level Soul Altars.” Luz inhaled deeply. “This stifling pressure will be your best chance to break through to the next realm. If you can seize this opportunity and achieve a breakthrough, the Land of Chaos will also undergo a transformation.”
A hint of light entered Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, and Tang Beidou’s eyes.
On top of a god corpse’s shoulder, a pure stream of blood burst out of Qin Lie’s fingertips and crawled across the surface of the Demon Sealing Tombstone.
The eight god corpses contained an infinite amount of secrets. After devouring many bodies across the years, each of them had the power of a two-level Soul Altar martial practitioner.
Qin Lie had always known that the eight god corpses’ soul fragments were scattered somewhere inside the vast galaxy.
His blood could activate the Demon Sealing Tombstone and use an ancient God Race secret technique to create an ancient summon .
The summon could attract the eight god corpses’ soul fragments from the space they reside in so they might return and reintegrate themselves with the god corpses.
In face of the stifling pressure of the eastern barbarians, Heaven Ghoul Race and an unknown player, Qin Lie used his refined blood and attempted to summon the god corpses’ soul fragments through the Demon Sealing Tombstone once more.
However, the moment he drew a miraculous spirit diagram on the surface of the Demon Sealing Tombstone and activated his secret art, a body that looked like black jade suddenly flew out of his glabella.
It was the Soul Progenitor’s corpse.
Out of the five progenitors of the human race, the Soul Progenitor was commonly known as the greatest and most mysterious one of the five.Previous Chapter Next Chapter