Chapter 1321: Secrets of the Bloodline
At La Pu’s place.
The buildings there were made out of bones. A dozen or so Ghost Eye clansmen could be seen moving around and refining some sort of special blood using odd-looking blood pools.
La Pu himself was walking between the blood pools and scolding the Ghost Eye clansmen from time to time. His clothes were torn and shabby.
When Qin Lie showed himself to La Pu, the latter gave him an ugly but sincere smile that came from the bottom of his heart. “You finally came back.”
“These Ghost Eye clansmen…” Qin Lie asked curiously.
“They’re my apprentices.” La Pu chuckled before waving away the young Ghost Eye clansmen.
The dozen or so low rank Ghost Eye clansmen all let out a sigh of relief after they were done bowing to Qin Lie. Then, they left the duo without a word.
It was obvious that they were afraid of La Pu. They didn’t want to be scolded by him if at all possible.
This place used to be quite lively. After probing his surroundings with his soul consciousness, Qin Lie soon discovered that La Pu and his Ghost Eye Race apprentices were the only ones who had remained there.
The Ling Family, the Horned Devil Race, the Dark Shadow Race and the rest of the Ghost Eye Race had left with Ling Yushi.
After Qin Lie recollected his mind, he asked, “Why haven’t you gone with them? The abyss devil energy at the bottom eight levels of the Abyss is richer, and you’d be taken care of by a Devil Monarch of all people. It’s a much better environment than here to evolve your bloodline, isn’t it?”
“You know I’ve never been really interested in evolving my bloodline,” La Pu replied calmly. “My true interest lies in researching the bloodline of all races, and to this day I still believe that getting close to you is the best way for me to achieve my goals and ideals.”
He shook his head and added, “It’s meaningless to me even if my bloodline did move up a rank after I went to Nine Hells Purgatory.”
Surprised, Qin Lie considered his words for a moment before replying, “I’ve encountered many powerful races during my trip to the Origin World, but… I wasn’t able to collect their blood for you.”
“It’s fine, I’m sure there will be plenty of chances to do so in the future,” La Pu said carelessly.
“Curtis said you were looking for me?” Qin Lie asked.
La Pu didn’t answer Qin Lie immediately. La Pu hesitated for a moment before his eyes suddenly gleamed with surprising brightness, “I’ve only heard of the God Race’s Perfect Blood project after I came to the Frost Desolation Abyss. If I’m not mistaken, the blood flowing inside your body… is that so-called ‘Perfect Blood’, am I right?”
Qin Lie’s expression changed slightly.
To this day, he hadn’t told anyone that he possessed the Perfect Blood, not even someone he trusted deeply like La Pu.
Therefore, he had no idea how La Pu had figured out his secret.
“You’ve provided me with a lot of strange data, the Blood Progenitor’s knowledge of the blood and even the research on the Hundred Races done by the God Race. Moreover, I’ve looked into your blood and the Eight-eyed Demon Spirit’s blood before. That’s how I figured out the truth during my latest study.”
La Pu had guessed the truth from the changes in his eyes, so he started explaining himself without even waiting for Qin Lie to answer him.
“You know you can trust me completely. I’m even willing to give you control over my soul and become a soul servant of yours.”
La Pu looked completely sincere when he said this. In fact, there was a look of expectation in his eyes.
The fact that Qin Lie had a Soul Beast avatar was no secret to one of his closest friend, La Pu, since a long time ago. La Pu was perfectly aware what it meant to become Qin Lie’s soul servant.
“No, I trust you. I don’t need to turn you into my soul servant.” Qin Lie shook his head.
“You misunderstood my intentions. I’m asking you to convert me into a soul servant.” La Pu laughed before explaining, “I don’t want to waste time evolving my bloodline, and I know that I can obtain a steady supply of soul energy from you if I become your soul servant. Also, having a powerful soul means that I can work at my full strength for a much longer period of time.”
Qin Lie looked at him in surprise, “Are you serious?”
“Of course I’m serious. We don’t have a soul contract yet, but you know that you are the most important person in my life, right? The knowledge regarding the bloodlines and the aid you gave to the people of Nether Realm have tied my fate to yours,” La Pu said seriously.
Qin Lie looked at him deeply before replying, “I’ll consider it. So, is that everything you wish to talk about?”
“There’s one more thing.” La Pu inhaled deeply before saying seriously, “After a period of deep observation, I believe you may need to absorb as many powerful bloodlines as you can to evolve the Perfect Blood in your veins. For example, you should try absorbing the blood of powerful Abyss Devils, Spirit Race clansmen, Ancient Beast clansmen or giant dragons.”
“I believe that your blood has the ability to repair the flaws in itself by absorbing other bloodlines and quickening your growth.”
“The more bloodlines you absorb, the more perfect it becomes. This is the only way your blood can truly become the Perfect Blood.”
“This is the point of existence of your bloodline!”
A tremor ran through Qin Lie’s body.
Suddenly, he recalled the times his blood had ascended quickly to the next rank. They all seemed to fit La Pu’s explanation.
There was the time he absorbed Nivitt’s bloodline, the time he absorbed the fire spirit’s bloodline, the time he absorbed the Eight-eyed Demon Spirit’s bloodline, and finally the time he absorbed the Atkins’s bloodline...
Just like La Pu said, the reason his bloodline broke through to the next rank again and again seemed to be closely tied to his absorption of bloodlines.
“By devouring a powerful being’s bloodline, the Perfect Blood continuously repairs its flaws and becomes more perfect. Is this the true way to evolve and strengthen the Perfect Blood?” he muttered to himself.
“Mn, trust me, if you continue to absorb more and more powerful bloodlines, you will evolve faster and become more powerful!” La Pu declared confidently and solemnly, “This is the result of my research. I’m certain that my conclusion is correct!”
Qin Lie looked a little shaken. He subconsciously nodded in a daze. “I didn’t know it’s like this…”
“This is the main reason I requested your visit through Curtis. It is so that you won’t lose your way when you cultivate your bloodline.” La Pu’s voice turned soft.
“I understand now. I think… I truly understand now.” Qin Lie muttered to himself.
Still a little dazed, Qin Lie slowly walked away from La Pu’s place and headed towards Sky Mender Palace, the Ji Family and the Qin Family’s camp. He was absorbed in his thoughts and frowning deeply the whole way.
“Qin Lie! When did you arrive? Oh right, what are those Central World fellows planning to do with Boluo Realm?”
While he was passing through Boluo Realm’s camp, the demon dragon Barett saw him and cried out to him.
Barett had taken on a human form, and the blood on his body seemed to suggest that he had just fought a bloody battle. His fat trembled like sacks of water while he was talking.
Beside him, the Rank Nine Vermillion Bird Tong Yan was equally drenched in blood.
Qin Lie finally broke out of his reverie as he shot a glance at Barett and Tong Yan. Instead of answering, he asked a little hesitantly, “Hey, can you guys give me a drop of your blood essence?”
“Just one drop?” Barett asked curiously.
“Mn.” Qin Lie nodded.
“Of course I can.” Barett grinned and said, “We would never have come to the Abyss if it wasn’t for you. We would never have realized there are such terrifying opponents in the world. I may be constantly wounded from battles, but I can feel myself growing stronger as clear as day!”
“In fact, I have a feeling that I’m going to reach rank ten very soon!”
“When that happens, I’ll travel to Dark Shadow World and rescue my father from that place!”
“I can replenish this amount of refined blood easily by eating half a rank eight Abyss Devil, so it’s really not a problem.”
At this point Barett was done creating a drop of refined blood in his palm. He then tossed it casually to Qin Lie.
The Rank Nine Vermillion Bird Tong Yan didn’t even bother to waste her breath. She immediately summoned a drop of refined blood and tossed it to Qin Lie without hesitation.Previous Chapter Next Chapter