Chapter 1125: Give It A Try!
Once Qin Lie confirmed that Gan Xing was the mysterious youth who urged Cang Ye to leave, he immediately grew cautious.
“So it was you.”
Qin Lie turned serious as he subconsciously used his bloodline power. Fire flickered in his pupils.
Gan Xing had created the Flame World, so he was able to detect the changes in Qin Lie’s bloodline instantly. Indecision entered his gaze after the brief surprise faded.
“He has the family’s bloodline, but he’s not a true clansman. How should I treat someone like him?” He felt a headache coming on as he considered his options.
Not long ago, he and Cang Ye had told the higher ups about Qin Lie.
There were a lot of seniors who valued the report.
Unfortunately, Cang Ye wasn’t able to seize a drop of lifeblood essence from Qin Lie. As a result, the seniors couldn’t use his bloodline imprint to find the source of his bloodline and learn of his origin.
Gan Xing had purposely asked a senior he respected if there were any Blaze Family members who had decided to stay near Spirit Realm prior to their evacuation.
However, the senior refused to answer his question due to certain unspoken worries.
His reaction convinced Gan Xing that something did happen to the Blaze Family back then.
However, his bloodline was at mere rank seven. The old man didn’t say much because he wasn’t yet qualified to know about the family’s internal secrets.
Before this meeting, Gan Xing thought that it would be a long time before he met Qin Lie again. He thought that it would happen after his family had entered Spirit Realm.
He didn’t expect his next meeting with Qin Lie to come so soon.
“What’s going on, Gan Xing? What are you doing down there? Eh! Who’s he?”
The girl with a mild temperament but an extremely hot body had looked at Gan Xing after ordering her fire soul to kill the rank seven Devil Flame Golden Lion.
She then saw Qin Lie next to him.
Qin Lie had scarlet hair and red pupils. He also looked like he was surrounded by flames. He was obviously her blood kin.
However, Wu Sha felt both surprise and suspicion when she realized that she had never seen him in her life.
She curiously descended down the volcano crater and stopped beside Gan Xing after the earlier exclamation.
“Who’s he?” Wu Sha inspected Qin Lie from head to toe.
Rank seven bloodline!
It only took Wu Sha a single glance to determine Qin Lie’s bloodline rank.
All rank seven Blaze Family members were warriors who had at least a hundred battles under their belt. There was no way a person like this would be completely unknown.
Wu Sha’s gem-like eyes twirled, but she still couldn’t remember hearing or seeing someone like Qin Lie.
This was obviously illogical.
“He’s not handsome enough…”
She compared Qin Lie’s appearance to Gan Xing’s, and she immediately found Gan Xing to be more handsome.
Most God Race clansmen were either handsome males or gorgeous females.
In comparison, Qin Lie’s sharp features made him look a lot more robust and rough.
—His appearance didn’t fit into Wu Sha’s aesthetic point of view.
“Who’s he?” Wu Sha glared at Gan Xing.
Gan Xing smiled wryly. He was wondering if he should reveal Qin Lie’s identity, so he wasn’t able to answer her question immediately.
It was around this time Yan Feng and Liu Yang had killed their targets. They both noticed the strange scene inside the volcano.
A few rank six God Race clansmen began dealing with the Devil Flame Golden Lion’s corpses under Yan Feng and Liu Yang’s orders.
They then flew towards Qin Lie, Gan Xing, and Wu Sha.
Yan Feng and Liu Yang were also examining Qin Lie curiously. They both showed great curiosity towards his origin.
“Who is he, Gan Xing? Do you know him, or not?” Wu Sha asked in dissatisfaction.
Gan Xing let out a dry laugh as his headache got worse. He still wouldn’t say anything.
“My name is Qin Lie.”
It was at this moment Qin Lie broke his silence and and declared openly, “I have the same bloodline as you all, but I don’t belong to the Blaze Family.”
“If that’s the case, where do you come from?” Liu Yang pursed her lips into an alluring smile.
“I hail from Spirit Realm.” Qin Lie grinned in return and said calmly, “My father is a human.”
“Oh no…” Gan Xing thought to himself.
“Spirit Realm! A hybrid between the God Race and the human race!” Suddenly, Yan Feng’s eyes burned bright as if he had injected himself with chicken blood. “You’re the guy who fought against Sister Cang Ye, aren’t you?!”
Before he returned from the Darkness Abyss, he had fought alongside Cang Ye and the members of the Darkness Family. He had heard of Qin Lie from Cang Ye herself.
Cang Ye had compared him to Qin Lie and claimed that his rank six bloodline wasn’t as powerful as Qin Lie’s.
He couldn’t accept it.
He didn’t believe that a lowly hybrid would be stronger than him.
Almost every God Race youngster was born with arrogance in their bones—they were all proud of their transcendent bloodline.
The God Race viewed all other intelligent races except the Spirit Race and the Soul Race as a level below them.
One might say that they were born with a natural sense of superiority.
Twenty thousand years ago, the God Race had been forced to evacuate from Spirit Realm. Many God Race clansmen saw that loss as a disgrace.
Yan Feng was young, so he wasn’t yet alive at that point. However, even he considered it a huge disgrace.
The God Race instinctively loathed many of Spirit Realm’s races, the human race even more so.
After the God Race had evacuated from Spirit Realm, many of its seniors had criticized the human race harshly.
They all thought that the human race was a lowly and despicable race that was only good for breeding.
They had never praised the human race even once.
When they first arrived at Spirit Realm, the human race had sat at the bottom of the food chain. They were the first race to submit to them.
As a reward to their submission, they taught the human race many secret arts and helped them grow stronger. In return, the human race had attacked the other races under their command.
Thanks to their aid and their own fortunes, the human race grew stronger and escaped their title of “the weakest race” in Spirit Realm ten thousand years later.
After that, the War of the Hundred Races broke out. To their surprise, it was this so-called weakest race who had used their enormous numbers against them, united the other races and ultimately chased them out of Spirit Realm.
That was why these seniors deeply resented the human race.
It was this resentment that drove them to talk only bad things about the human race when speaking to their descendants.
Everything Yan Feng learned about the human race after he was born was negative.
That was why he was instinctively repulsed by Qin Lie, a hybrid who was half human.
Moreover, Cang Ye had compared him to Qin Lie not long ago and told him directly that he would’ve been weaker than Qin Lie if he was still at rank six.
This made Yan Feng even less friendly towards Qin Lie.
“That’s right.” Qin Lie didn’t shy away from his accusation. Instead, he answered honestly, “I’ve fought against Cang Ye in the chaotic streams of space of Spirit Realm.”
Qin Lie continued before Yan Feng could ask further questions, “At the time, my bloodline wasn’t rank seven yet. I was at a complete disadvantage when I fought against Cang Ye at the time.”
He stared at these God Race clansmen openly and without hiding his battle lust at all. He let out a long laugh before saying, “But now, my bloodline is at rank seven. I would very much like to fight Cang Ye again. Is she somewhere around here?”
He challenged them.
Everyone here—Gan Xing, Yan Feng, Liu Yang, and Wu Sha—had rank seven bloodline.
He had scanned the area around them with his soul consciousness and found no other God Race clansmen. It was a relaxing discovery.
He didn’t think that this ten-man squad led by Gan Xing could do much to him.
That was why he wasn’t nervous at all. In fact, he was fully unleashing his arrogant side.
“Your bloodline is at rank seven already?” The tall and handsome Yan Feng laughed loudly. “Good! This is good! This is very, very good! Big Sis Cang Ye once said that I would not be a match for you if our bloodlines were at the same rank!”
“Sister Cang Ye actually said that?” Both Liu Yang and Wu Sha exclaimed at the same time.
The two women hadn’t gone to the Darkness Abyss and fought alongside Cang Ye before. Naturally, they had no idea that Cang Ye had made such a declaration.
However, they both knew that Cang Ye was strong and insightful. They trusted her judgment, and they knew she wasn’t a woman who talked rubbish.
“My sister did say that before.” Gan Xing nodded.
As their astonishment grew, the disdain in their eyes decreased bit by bit.
They were aware how powerful Yan Feng was.
If Cang Ye was telling the truth, then this Qin Lie, a hybrid between a human race and a God Race, couldn’t possibly be too far behind Yan Feng. On the contrary, he might even be stronger than Yan Feng.
They were aware that there were some clansmen who made love with the members of other races and gave birth to a few descendants in the past.
However, there were a couple of problems. First, very few people actually inherited the Blaze Family bloodline. Among those who inherited the Blaze Family bloodline, very few people were able to enter the God Race’s Chaos Blood Realm. In the extremely rare case a hybrid had inherited the Blaze Family bloodline and was able to enter the God Race’s Chaos Blood Realm, their combat strength more often than not lagged behind a pure-blood.
There were very, very few mixed-blood who were stronger than pure-bloods. Even then, the seniors of the family called them “bloodline mutants”. These “mutants” often died young due to a mutation in their bloodline.
The women stared at Qin Lie with their fiery red eyes. He didn’t look like a person who was going to die anytime soon.
“Are you at rank seven bloodline too?” Qin Lie shot Yan Feng a sideway glance and chuckled. “Would you like to see for yourself if Cang Ye was telling the truth or not?”
“That is exactly what I’m hoping for!” Yan Feng declared spiritedly.
Qin Lie laughed and flew up into the sky. He challenged Yan Feng beneath the reddened clouds. “Come and give it a try then!”
Yang Feng immediately took out his Blaze Spear, burst into flames and flew into the air without another word.
“How should we treat him, Gan Xing?” Beneath the volcano, Wu Sha suddenly looked troubled.
Liu Yang also asked, “Should we kill him?”
Gan Xing shook his head and pondered for a moment. Finally, he said, “Let us observe the situation for now and make the decision later.”
“How did he come to this place?” Wu Sha asked another question.
Gan Xing shook his head again. “He’s a man of many mysteries. Maybe… maybe we should try interact with him and come to a decision after we’ve figured out the abnormalities surrounding him.”
“Try interact with him? What do you mean?” Liu Yang asked with obvious surprise.
“For now, let’s treat him like family,” Gan Xing said quietly.
“Will, will that work?” Wu Sha’s eyes brightened slightly.
“Let’s give it a try first.” Gan Xing lowered his voice and began teaching them how they should work together with him to pacify Qin Lie. He also told them not to do anything reckless.Previous Chapter Next Chapter