Chapter 1364: Going Out of the City!
Zu Han laughed loudly while shaking his head, “Qin Ye, oh Qin Ye, you won’t be seeing that day during your cycle. I’m about to build the seventh level of my Soul Altar very soon, and when I succeed, my lifespan will increase by another tens of thousands of years.”
“But you? Even if you weren’t branded by the karmic power of reincarnation, you still would’ve died alongside the Qin Family. This is a fate no one can change.”
“So just give in and go die already. You’ll never see the day I die!”
Zu Han’s arrogance was in full display by the time he finished his monologue and shouted in high spirits. He clearly didn’t care about Qin Ye.
Qin Ye said darkly from behind the colorful light screens, “You will die before you finished constructing the seventh-level of your Soul Altar!”
“Oh? Is that so? Is this your attempt to talk me to death? Qin Ye, you shouldn’t have focused your attention on a small way like medicine making. You were a talented person. Had you suppressed your desires and focused on tempering the martial way, I wouldn’t have been able to injure you that easily.”
Shaking his head, Zu Han continued, “It’s only been three hundred years. Even if he somehow got lucky and managed to reforge his Soul Altar, there is no way he can return to peak form. What can you do without Qin Hao’s power? What does it matter if you have more artificers and medicine makers than us? I just can’t imagine what the Qin Family possibly has left to fight us?”
“You will know the answer three days later,” Qin Ye replied coldly.
“I will wait and see.” Zu Han nodded.
By now, the martial practitioners and artificers living in the Sky Bearing City had heard of the six great forces’ arrival and gathered around this side of the city walls.
Qin Ye and Zu Han’s conversation had both surprised and convinced them of the logic behind Zu Han’s words.
They all thought that Qin Hao would’ve been hard-pressed to regain his peak strength even if he somehow managed to reforge his destroyed soul altar in three hundred years.
Qin Hao was the strongest expert within the Qin Family. If Qin Hao couldn’t regain his peak form, then just how likely was it that the Qin Family was going to win this war?
The people who heard the conversation couldn’t help but look at Qin Ye with pity in their eyes.
Privately, they all thought that the Qin Family was going to repeat their mistakes.
These people had lived in the Sky Bearing City even though it lacked world spirit energy, and were very different from what it used to be. It proved that they bore no ill will towards the Qin Family.
Some of them had been lent a helping hand by the Qin Family in the past. As for artificers, many of them still thought of Sky Bearing City as a holy city. Subconsciously, they preferred the Qin Family over the six great forces, and they didn’t want them to be chased out of Spirit Realm again just like three hundred years ago.
They truly wished that the Qin Family would return to power from the bottom of their hearts…
While Qin Ye and Zu Han were busy trading barbs with each other, Qin Lie fell silent for some reason after his initial success in angering Pei Tianchong.
Miao Yizi was sticking close to Qin Lie, and a blue flash suddenly passed through her eyes. She noticed that a ray of light rich with the stench of blood had suddenly flown out of Qin Lie’s body.
She lost track of the bloody object before she could get a clear look of it. The only thing she saw was the vanishing star door behind Qin Lie.
Miao Yizi was surprised by this.
She knew was that Qin Lie had created a star door and delivered an object through it while Qin Ye and Zu Han were exchanging insults.
However, she had no idea what the object was.
Ancient Beast Realm.
Crimson Blood Ape King, Fierce Thunder Python King, Nine-tailed Fox King and Heavenly Blue Snake King were all standing inside a great forest. Teng Yuan, Nivitt and Mang Wang were among them as well.
Qin Lie’s Soul Beast avatar in his human form were nearby as well. The Lizard Progenitor was standing right next to him.
They were all staring at the bloody carcass at the center in wonder.
The giant carcass that was as red as bloody jade was none other than the Blood Soul Beast that had once wreaked havoc in the Ancient Beast Race. On that day, Qin Lie had refined it into his second avatar.
A tombstone glowing with dark red light suddenly appeared out of nowhere and floated above the mountain-sized carcass.
Seven godly lights flew out of the Flesh Filling Tombstone and touched the Blood Soul Beast’s carcass like tentacles.
The Blood Soul Beast was nothing but bones at the beginning. But after the Flesh Filling Tombstone started injecting a massive amount of refined flesh and blood energy into its body, muscles and blood vessels started growing out of the carcass at a visible rate!
The muscles and giant blood vessels looked like bloody snakes writhing across the bones. It was a rather bloody and terrifying scene.
Thick blood stench started spreading from the reborn Blood Soul Beast. Qin Lie’s second Soul Beast avatar was slowly but surely rising back to its peak form.
The Blood Soul Beast avatar devoured the refined flesh and blood energy inside the Blaze Family’s Flesh Filling Tombstone greedily.
All four Beast Kings of the Ancient Beast Race looked a little disturbed by this.
“It’s not going to be a problem, is it?” Crimson Blood Ape King’s brows furrowed. “The Blood Soul Beast’s main body is originally at rank ten bloodline. If it was allowed to recover to full, we may not be able to take it down.”
Heavenly Blue Snake King and Nine-tailed Fox King looked worried as well.
“Don’t worry.” Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar smiled before consoling, “The amount of refined flesh and blood energy contained inside this Flesh Filling Tombstone is far from enough to restore this rank ten Blood Soul Beast to full health. Moreover, my third soul also needs an incredible amount of soul energy to return to its original soul level.”
A moment of surprise later, Crimson Blood Ape King asked, “Qin Lie… have you really refined him into your subsoul?”
Qin Lie nodded.
“How did you do it?” Heavenly Blue Snake King asked in puzzlement.
“We share the same knowledge of the soul, and you’ve kept Meio so weak that he’s barely staying alive as it is. It would be a crying shame if I still failed to refine him at that state, don’t you think?” Qin Lie smiled coolly before he fell into deep thought. Then, he said suddenly, “You are unwavering in your decision to fight alongside the Qin Family, am I right?”
The four Beast Kings nodded at once.
“In that case, are you willing to lend me a hand now?” Qin Lie asked with an icy look on his face, “There’s a person I wish to kill right now!”
“Who is it?” Crimson Blood Ape King asked.
“He’s Zu Han of Reincarnation Sect!” Qin Lie declared coldly.
“Oh, no problem. What do you want us to do?” Crimson Blood Ape King asked again.
“Just keep the other two Genesis Realm bastards outside the Sky Bearing City in check for me. My Soul Beast avatar alone is enough to grind that Zu Han to dust!” Qin Lie said.
“No problem, we will follow your plan,” Heavenly Blue Snake King said.
By now, Heavenly Blue Snake King was done reconstructing his sons’ bodies. He knew that he owed Qin Lie a massive favor, so he was naturally determined to clear out all the obstacles in Qin Lie’s way with all he got.
“Thank you. I’ll be opening the star door in a moment,” Qin Lie said.
Sky Bearing City.
Qin Ye was starting to cough loudly again after he traded a series of barbs with Zu Han. His gray, lifeless face was growing paler and paler.
“Hehe, it hurts a lot, doesn’t it? Every time you cough, the karmic power of reincarnation is wasting your life force. Do you feel like your internal organs are tensing in pain?” Zu Han laughed loudly and wantonly. “You were supposed to be dead, old man, but you just had to defy the heavens and prolong your lifespan, hadn’t you? Why force yourself to suffer so much pain everyday?”
“If I were you, I would’ve given up everything and enter the cycle of reincarnation from the beginning instead of suffering like this.”
Qin Ye stuffed a couple of pills down his throat shakily as he endured Zu Han’s taunts.
“Let us return. We will deal with him three days later when Brother Hao arrives,” Chen Lin said with a dark expression. “They dare not enter the Sky Bearing City, but it is unwise for us to leave and fight them outside. This is a fight that’s obviously not going to happen, so what’s the point of staying here and wasting time?”
“He only has a few days left. All we need to do is wait,” Dan Yuanqing also said in persuasion.
Qin Ye’s complexion looked unnaturally red. He still couldn’t stop himself from coughing, and two trails of blood bled down the corners of his mouth. “I know, I just cannot find it in myself to accept this.”
“Second uncle, my true body isn’t strong enough to kill Zu Han as it is, but the same can’t be said for my Soul Beast avatar.” Qin Lie suddenly broke his long silence and asked, “Will it affect the family’s plans if Zu Han were to die here?”
Qin Ye’s mind turned blank for a moment. He couldn’t seem to react to Qin Lie’s question. “What are you talking about?”
“It won’t affect anything, but…” Chen Lin frowned. “Zu Han isn’t the only one outside!”
“Qin Lie! Don’t be impulsive!” Miao Yizi exclaimed.
Qin Ye finally realized what Qin Lie was talking about. He said urgently, “You absolutely mustn’t act recklessly! Zu Han isn’t an easy opponent. You absolutely shouldn’t fight him before you reach the Genesis Realm!”
Qin Lie shook his head and laughed. “Zu Han won’t be a worthy opponent once I reach the Genesis Realm.”
Still laughing, he surprised everyone by flying out of the Sky Bearing City.
While it was true that the seven-layered light screens that enveloped the Sky Bearing City could prevent anyone from entering, the opposite wasn’t true at the city’s current state.
Qin Lie instantly passed through the light screen.
“Qin Lie!” Miao Yizi and Qin Ye exclaimed in unison.
Chen Lin and Dan Yuanqing exchanged a look of alarm with one another as well. They hurriedly followed Qin Lie and flew out of the city.
“Don’t let Second Master move from that spot!” Chen Lin yelled.
Miao Yizi was going to follow them herself, but her senior brother’s reminder snapped her out of the heat of the moment.
She instantly grabbed onto the panicking Qin Ye and held him tight, “Second Brother, Qin Lie knows what he’s doing. Just relax, okay?”
“Let go of me!” Qin Ye shouted at her.
Miao Yizi refused to let go no matter how Qin Ye struggled.
“Qin Lie! That boy is Qin Lie?”
“How dare he fly out of the city!”
“What is he doing, is he trying to commit suicide? He hasn’t changed one bit even though it’s been three hundred years! Just how much more must the Qin Family sacrifice themselves for him?”
“He’s going to be the death of the Qin Family one day!”
The surrounding spectators broke out in curses when they saw Qin Lie flying out of the city in seemingly suicidal fashion. They were all resentful because they believed that Qin Lie hadn’t changed one bit.
“Hahaha! How is it possible that this boy is still as stupid as he was three hundred years ago?” Zu Han couldn’t stop laughing.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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