Chapter 1354: Dare Not See
Stunned, Qin Lie stood there blankly and wasn’t able to say anything for a very long time.
“The reason I could use the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam, stood out among the experts of the Land of Chaos, and submitted to you a long time ago was all because of the old master.”
Jiang Zhuzhe wore a respectful look on his face as he talked. He was even bending his back subconsciously. It was as if respect was necessitated whenever the old master was brought up in a conversation, even when he wasn’t currently in his presence.
“The reason my strength, my background and my status are what they are today is all thanks to the old master.”
“Today, the old master has told me to obey you fully and heed your order as first priority from hereon. In the case where his orders happen to clash against yours, yours will take priority over his.”
Jiang Zhuzhe said in a humble tone while bowing his head. His usual arrogance was all gone.
Qin Lie asked coldly, “Why now, of all times?”
Jiang Zhuzhe hesitated for a moment before answering uncertainly, “Maybe it’s because the old master thought that you’ve finally… grown up.”
Qin Lie was stunned.
During the adventure at the Origin World, he had learned about the Blaze Family’s situation through Cang Ye and Gan Xing. He had learned that the Blaze Family’s Flesh Filling Tombstone had disappeared alongside its last patriarch.
He was also aware that the Blaze Family’s last patriarch had done everything he could to carry out the Perfect Blood project. He was the man who led the Blaze Family to its greatest peak, but he was also the man who led it to its eventual downfall by vanishing with the Flesh Filling Tombstone.
The God Race wasn’t the only one who thought him controversial. He was a controversial stranger in the eyes of the Spirit Race, Soul Race, and even the Great Lords of the Abyss.
Some people said that he was the greatest genius in the entire history of the God Race. The others, that he was the most terrifying madman the God Race had ever given birth to.
But despite all the rumors, no one had ever dared to dispute his strength.
He had since vanished for twenty thousand years, and he hadn’t shown himself to the world even to this day. No one knew what he was doing.
A lot of people thought that he might’ve died already.
But after Qin Lie learned that the former Blaze Family patriarch had vanished with the Flesh Filling Tombstone, and about the oddities in his own blood, he was one hundred percent certain that the old patriarch was alive and well.
Qin Lie had even figured out that he must be connected to the person in some ways.
However, a guess was just a guess, and he had decided not to think deeply into it until it was verified in some ways.
Jiang Zhuzhe had done exactly that just now. Now, Qin Lie was aware that he had a blood relative who was watching him or the entire world all this time like some terrible shadow hiding deep within the black galaxy… He didn’t know why, but he didn’t feel glad in the slightest. On the contrary, the knowledge filled him with dread instead.
It was because he had no idea what that man was after. It was at least something that was worth hiding and withholding oneself for twenty thousand years.
That man was the God Race’s patriarch. He once led a great army and conquered the entire Spirit Realm by force.
Thirty thousand years ago, when that man first showed up at Spirit Realm, he had literally fed on the flesh of giant dragons and other beasts regularly. He was the bloodiest and scariest demon god of that era.
The Hundred Races of Spirit Realm had been enslaved for tens of thousands of years because of him. It had taken the miraculous rise of the human race and many terrible sacrifices to chase him and the God Race out of Spirit Realm.
But that day, that person had surfaced once more just before the five families of the God Race were about to arrive.
Qin Lie stared at the black sky above him in a daze. He couldn’t shake the feeling that a dark, terrifying shadow was observing him in secret from a mysterious corner of the galaxy.
A cold shiver passed through his body uncontrollably.
“The old master said that he had planted the Ancient Life Tree at a certain location. He wants you to visit that place and refine the Ancient Life Tree into your bloodline.” Jiang Zhuzhe pondered for a moment before continuing in a respectful tone, “He said that the Ancient Life Tree is unlike most spirit artifacts, and that it cannot be delivered to you directly through a teleportation formation. Moreover, he… is at an inconvenient spot where he cannot bring the Ancient Life Tree into Spirit Realm personally just yet.”
“You are the guide?” Qin Lie asked.
Jiang Zhuzhe nodded. “I can set up a blood pool using my blood and the method he taught me. After that, he’ll be able to guide you to where he planted the tree.”
“I’m not going,” Qin Lie said.
Jiang Zhuzhe smiled coolly in response. “He said you can visit him through me anytime you wish. It isn’t an urgent matter.”
Qin Lie’s face was dark.
“He also said that he doesn’t harbor any ill will towards you at least. The same cannot be said about other people,” Jiang Zhuzhe said softly.
“What else do you know about your old master?” Qin Lie asked coldly.
Jiang Zhuzhe shook his head with a bitter smile on his face. “Executing his orders is all I do when I’m facing the old master. I never had the courage to inquire anything.”
“What have you done under his orders?” Qin Lie asked another question.
“I’ve cultivated the blood sucking art, the Blood Spirit Art. I’ve raised a group of Blood Drinkers who are loyal to me and me alone. I’ve become the master of Blood Fiend Sect, opened the Graveyard of Gods, seized the ancient elite remains inside it…” Jiang Zhuzhe told Qin Lie everything he had done whether or not it was secret before adding one final line, “And my last order he gave to me is to serve you.”
“You really know nothing about him?” Qin Lie couldn’t quite believe him.
Jiang Zhuzhe nodded with a bitter look on his face.
Qin Lie sucked in a deep breath. His head felt like a tangled mess. Finally, he waved his hands impatiently and said, “If this useless information is all you can offer me right now, then you may as well return to your business.”
“What about this Heavenly Curse Diagram?” Jiang Zhuzhe asked.
“I haven’t found a suitable person who can inherit the Curse Progenitor’s body, so you can keep that for now.” Qin Lie snorted.
Jiang Zhuzhe bowed and left Qin Lie to his thoughts.
Jiang An and Miao Fengtian stepped into the cave the moment Jiang Zhuzhe had walked away. They wanted to know what had happened between the duo.
“Both of you should return to the Frost Desolation Abyss first.” Qin Lie instructed.
“Understood.” Jiang An and Miao Fengtian left together.
Inside the dark cave, Qin Lie sat down in silence before summoning the Flesh Filling Tombstone. Then, he used it to contact the eight god generals of the Titan Race.
It wasn’t long before the eight god generals appeared out of their hiding and descended at Qin Lie’s location like eight falling meteors.
Sensing that Qin Lie was inside a cave, the eight giants shrank in size of their own accord, bent their backs and walked inside.
They were immediately greeted by the worried look on Qin Lie’s face.
“For what have you called us, master?” the leader of the god generals asked.
“Are you aware that your former master is still alive?” Qin Lie said frankly.
The eight former god corpses who had obtained a new identity after they came under Qin Lie’s rule shook their heads in confusion.
“He’s obviously still alive, so why had he left this Flesh Filling Tombstone behind at the Graveyard of Gods? And why had he sent Jiang Zhuzhe to seize it afterwards?” Qin Lie asked in puzzlement.
“Maybe it was because he didn’t need the Flesh Filling Tombstone anymore. Maybe he sent someone to seize it precisely because he wanted to send it to you later on as a gift. He obviously hadn’t expected you to seize it with your own strength and bloodline though,” the leader of the god generals replied.
Surprised, Qin Lie asked another question, “What is your former master like in your eyes?”
“In that era, he was the most powerful and bloodthirsty ruler of the God Race, the genius with the greatest imagination, and the craziest madman there ever was,” the god general answered.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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