Chapter 1071: The Abyss
A star door appeared in the underground space of the Asura Race branch settlement.
Qin Lie and Miao Fengtian appeared when the star door contracted.
However, Qin Lie swayed unnaturally when he appeared.
“Are you okay?” Miao Fengtian asked.
“I’m fine.” Qin Lie shook his head. “I just used too much bloodline power. I’ve overdone it a bit.”
The bloodline power required to use the Star Door latent ability to cross between realms was far bigger than teleporting within the same realm.
He had just entered the Nirvana Realm and evolved his bloodline to rank seven. For now, he couldn’t use Star Door too frequently with his bloodline powers.
He knew that he needed time to recover his bloodline power.
Xue Li’s violent roar suddenly cut through the air of the dark underground space and surprised Miao Fengtian.
It was only then he noticed his surroundings.
“Ah!” Miao Fengtian exclaimed.
The Dark Soul Beast’s gigantic, savage body had nearly filled up the underground cave entirely.
Its pupils were as big as a water tank. Blue flames flickered inside its pupils and caused fear to shoot through Miao Fengtian’s veins.
The screaming Xue Li was currently being gripped by the Dark Soul Beast’s claws. He wasn’t able to escape no matter how loudly or angrily he shouted.
Wisps of blue flames flew out of the Dark Soul Beast’s body and created many mysterious Soul Race rune marks in midair.
The blue flames that looked like ghost sparks entered Xue Li’s eyes and melted into his mind.
Xue Li’s bloodcurdling screams gradually weakened.
“Is, is that Xue Li?” Miao Fengtian’s expression changed.
“He was corrupted by the soul fragments and evil thoughts left inside the Blood Progenitor’s Soul Altar because he rushed the fusion process too much. He has lost his own self,” Qin Lie explained calmly. “If these soul fragments and evil thoughts are allowed to linger, it won’t take long before he transforms into a murderous, uncontrollable demon. He may never recover his mind again.”
“Is this… giant beast purifying the soul fragments and evil thoughts in him?” Miao Fengtian asked curiously.
Qin Lie grinned and pointed at the Dark Soul Beast. “What do you sense from it?”
Miao Fengtian looked surprised by the question.
He narrowed his eyes and let loose his soul thought. He carefully probed the giant beast with it.
A while later, Miao Fengtian shook and exclaimed. “It, it has your soul presence! It is the source of the soul connection between you and I!”
“That’s right. It is I, and I am it.” Qin Lie smiled.
It was at this moment the Asura clansmen nearby slowly walked out from the darkness.
“A Void Realm expert!” Miao Fengtian exclaimed again when he saw Curtis.
“You are the same as us. We are all master’s soul servants,” Curtis said indifferently after he shot Miao Fengtian a glance.
“A soul servant…” Miao Fengtian looked a little dazed.
“Curtis, go activate the white bone altar’s secret realm entrance,” Qin Lie instructed.
“Understood.” Curtis bowed his head and answered respectfully. Then, he led a few Asura Race experts to the white bone altar.
Miao Fengtian’s eyes chased after their backs until he saw the giant altar that was completely made of bones.
“These bones are huge!” he thought to himself.
The bones that made up the white bone altar were incredibly huge. They obviously didn’t belong to either humans or Asura clansmen.
To Miao Fengtian’s knowledge, only a member of the Ancient Beast Race, Giant Race, or Giant Dragon Race would possess such large bones.
The white bones were covered in many scratches. The scratches looked like mysterious ancient patterns that were filled with the weight of time.
Curtis and the Asura clansmen made a few hand gestures after they surrounded the white bone altar.
A sharp white glow appeared from the white bone altar as a cold, desolate and rotten presence of the ancients appeared from the altar.
“All one-level Soul Altar cultivators are to remain here. The rest of you, come with me,” Qin Lie ordered.
Curtis and the Asura clansmen beside the white bone altar entered the dazzling ball of light first after they heard his order.
Their figures vanished one after another.
“Let’s go.” Qin Lie smiled at Miao Fengtian.
“Is there another realm over the other side? Are we… are we leaving Spirit Realm?” Miao Fengtian obviously looked a little nervous.
“We’re not in Spirit Realm, you know.” Qin Lie smiled. “We’re in Boluo Realm right now.”
“Boluo Realm…” Miao Fengtian blanked out for a second before realization hit him. He yelled, “You mean the strange door you created just now had teleported me from the Land of Chaos to Boluo Realm straight away? That private realm that is owned by you Flaming Sun Island?”
“Correct,” Qin Lie replied.
“But how is that possible? You don’t know any secret spatial arts at all!” Miao Fengtian couldn’t believe this.
“You’ll understand this in the future.” Qin Lie didn’t give him a clear explanation. He simply urged Miao Fengtian to enter the white light inside the white bone altar.
“Where are we going?” Miao Fengtian grew more and more anxious.
“An interesting place.” Qin Lie’s expression turned serious.
It was a desolate wildland ravaged by cold, harsh winds. Terrifying roars filled with bloodthirst and violence could occasionally be heard from the distance.
Qin Lie and Miao Fengtian abruptly appeared between several giant ice pillars.
“Master.” Curtis and the rest of the Asura clansmen bowed respectfully towards Qin Lie.
Qin Lie waved his hand once before looking up. He wore a heavy look on his face.
A huge land floated above their heads. It wasn’t very far away from them.
It would appear that they were standing in between the cracks of two gigantic continents right now.
The continent beneath their feet and the one above their heads were only a couple kilometers apart. There were a lot of mountains that were tall enough to connect two continents together.
“Where is this place?” Miao Fengtian exclaimed in joy.
He discovered that the cold air of this place was filled with a violent, maddening factor the moment they arrived.
It was as if the mere act of breathing in this place would gradually transform a normal person into a crazed demon who only knew murder.
A lot of giant remains could be seen in the distance. Nearly every one of these bones had a different color. Some of were as white as jade, some were as attractive as red coral, and some were as beautiful as green jadeite.
Majority of these remains was filled with rich corpse energy. This corpse energy might be life-threatening to a normal being, but to Miao Fengtian it was a source of rich nutrition.
He instantly fell in love with this place.
“This is the Abyss Battlefield.”
Curtis shot a glance at Miao Fengtian before explaining, “We had fought alongside master for many years in this place. There are countless devils and other strange, cruel, violent and evil races living on these continents.”
“The Abyss Battlefield’s continents are stacked on one another like layers upon layers of paper. To this day, I don’t know how many continents there are that exist in the Abyss Battlefield.”
“We are on one of the many continents of the Abyss Battlefield right now.”
“Abyss Battlefield?” Miao Fengtian asked in confusion. “A realm made up of many layers of continents?”
Curtis nodded. “That’s right. There are a lot more continents above our heads and beneath our feet.”
“Why am I not seeing the devils or cruel races you mentioned?” Miao Fengtian asked.
“We’ve killed all surrounding devils and evil races. Naturally, there isn’t anyone or anything left to see,” Curtis answered indifferently.
“What is the average level of strength of beings here?” Miao Fengtian asked again.
Curtis fell silent for a moment before answering, “There are millions of evil beings that can kill you on this one continent alone.”
Curtis shot Qin Lie a puzzled look when he said this, “Master, he’s too weak. What for have you brought him here? Also, your main body hasn’t come along because it’s purifying the evil thoughts inside that soul servant. We’re not strong enough to challenge any Lords like this.”
“I haven’t brought him over to fight for us. He’s here to collect the remains of this place,” Qin Lie said.
“We’ve already fed on the flesh and blood of these remains, haven’t we? What can we do with these useless bones?” Curtis asked in puzzlement.
“It’s useless to us, true, but it’s useful to him.” Qin Lie smiled. “Bring me the corpses of two Silver-eyed Snake Devils.”
A Void Realm Asura Race expert walked to a nearby ice pillar after receiving the order.
He cut a hole inside the thick ice with his sharp blades before dragging two giant boas with blue purple skin, silver pupils and human faces. They were the denizens of the abyss.
These two Silver-eyed Snake Devils were at least a couple dozens of meters long. Their eyes were wide open, and their bodies were covered in deep wounds.
Obviously, these snake devils were frozen inside the ice pillars after they were killed.
“Is this a lifeform of the abyss?” Miao Fengtian exclaimed.
“The Silver-eyed Snake Devil is but one of the many lifeforms living inside the abyss. They are have a rank eight devil bloodline, and they are about as strong as an Imperishable Realm expert in Spirit Realm. You should inspect them and see if you can refine them into Corpse Demons.” Qin Lie grinned before continuing, “This level of the Abyss Battlefield is eternally shrouded by cold, yin energy. There are remains filled with corpse energy all over the place. This means that this continent fulfills all the requirements necessary to refine a Corpse Demon. If I’m not mistaken, refining Corpse Demons also advances your cultivation and evolution, correct?”
Miao Fengtian replied happily, “That is correct.”
“By refining more Corpse Demons, you can further my cause, improve your fusion with the Corpse Progenitor’s Soul Altar and quicken your understanding of the Corpse Progenitor’s inheritance. Would you agree that both of us are happy with this arrangement?” Qin Lie smiled.
“I shall do as you ask, master!” Miao Fengtian bowed.
“Curtis, all of you, stay here and and help him collect the surrounding remains. Also, please extract intact devil corpses from the ice so he may refine them all into Corpse Demons.” Qin Lie instructed.
“Understood.” Curtis and the rest of the Asura Race soul servants lowered their heads in response.
“In the meanwhile, I’ll head out and check out our surroundings a bit,” Qin Lie said.
“But master! This body of yours is too weak!” Curtis said urgently.
“Don’t worry, I know my limits.” Qin Lie grinned. “My main body and avatars are connected. If any harm were to befall my avatar, my main body can pass through the realms and save me right away. You don’t have to worry about my safety.”
“I see. We are relieved to hear this.” Curtis relaxed.Previous Chapter Next Chapter