Chapter 1402: Serine’s Conditions
When Serine first got to know Qin Lie, both his realm and bloodline had been quite a bit weaker compared to hers.
That was why she had naturally assumed that Qin Lie was a soul servant of the Dark Soul Beast just like Curtis.
In the past, she had even felt superior to Qin Lie because she thought that he was ultimately just a glorified puppet.
Compared to him, she at least still had her own freedom. That was why she had thought herself to be better than him.
However, when she met him again, he had grown so much stronger than even the Giant Scorpion Devil and the Abyss Devils weren’t able to escape the frost mist. It hadn’t even been a long time since she last saw him.
Qin Lie’s incredible growth had largely diminished her feeling of superiority.
Again, she had attributed Qin Lie’s growth to the Dark Soul Beast’s gift.
“If you can grow so much in such a short time through the Dark Soul Beast, then I should be able to…” Serine’s eyes shone brightly.
As white mist leaked out of the frozen space behind Qin Lie, the Abyss Devils and Hester’s frozen figures slowly came into view.
The frosty air seemed to have gone back into Qin Lie’s body.
Naji, whose teeth had been chattering all this time finally came back to himself after the frosty air had disappeared. Then, his expression changed when he saw the frozen Hester. “Qin Lie! Is my uncle alright?”
Behind Qin Lie, the Giant Scorpion Devil and the Cullen Family members’ souls, bloodlines, and minds had all been frozen.
Naji’s shout broke Qin Lie out of his own thoughts as he turned back to look at Hester and the other Cullen Family members.
An icy flash passed through his eyes, and the mysterious frost concept spread out from him and enveloped Hester and the Cullen Family members.
Wisps of frosty air seeped out of their bodies and went back into Qin Lie’s body.
“Cough cough cough!”
Some time later, Hester was the first one to break out of his trance and cough loudly.
The rest of the Cullen Family members had also recovered after the frost energies had flown out of their bodies.
The Giant Scorpion Devil and the Abyss Devils remained frozen as a matter of course.
“He’s fine,” Qin Lie replied.
“I’m fine, young master.” Hester inhaled deeply before he walked to Qin Lie with the rescued Cullen Family members. “Thank you.”
Qin Lie waved a hand and said, “From hereon, my debt to your family is completely repaid. I will not be lending you a hand if you run into another situation like this at the Frost Desolation Abyss, understand?”
“Understood,” Hester replied with mixed emotions.
His first encounter with Qin Lie had been on Flaming Sun Island when Qin Lie had just returned from the Graveyard of Gods. At the time, Qin Lie’s realm was so low that he had thought nothing of Qin Lie.
In fact, if Lei Yan wasn’t there with him, he might’ve robbed Qin Lie of his Spirits of Void and Chaos back then.
Back in those days, Hester had been infamous for his ferocity and strength. He had led an Asura Race invasion into the Land of Chaos and triggered a bloody war between Suluo Realm and the Silver rank factions.
He would never have expected someone like Qin Lie to make it this far.
However, several decades had passed since then, and Qin Lie had slowly but surely made a foothold for himself at Flaming Sun Island through the war against the three ghoul races.
After that, Qin Lie ventured deep into Boluo Realm and slowly evolved Flaming Sun Island into the most powerful force in the Land of Chaos.
Today, Qin Lie’s influence had spread even beyond the Land of Chaos and Boluo Realm. Somehow, he had managed to take root in the Frost Desolation Abyss.
It was a near impossible list of achievements.
But what surprised him even more was that Qin Lie had grown strong enough to freeze a rank eight Giant Scorpion Devil with ease. His terrifying growth had far surpassed his initial predictions of Qin Lie.
Hester couldn’t help but feel bitter as he looked at the youth. He almost felt like he had traveled through time.
“You can have these Abyss Devils.” Qin Lie shot a glance at Hester and Naji. “Take care.”
After that, he flew away and tried to continue on his journey towards the abyss channel.
However, he had just flown for a couple hundred meters before he came to a stop and looked behind him with an unfriendly look. “Why are you following me?”
“Qin Lie, I’ll be taking my leave. I don’t wish to waste any more time.” Salleh snorted once before he went away in a flash of white beam.
Serine of the Cullen Family slowly revealed herself after Salleh was gone.
“I… Can you please bring a message to Lord Dark Soul Beast? Please tell him that I’ve thought things through, and I’m willing to become his soul servant.” Serine bit her lips as if she had finally made up her mind. “As long as I can obtain greater power, I’m willing to surrender my freedom and serve him as my master. I promise that one day I’ll become chief of the Asura Race, and that the entire Asura Race will answer to his beck and call when my strength is sufficient!”
Qin Lie suddenly froze with indecision.
At first, he was going to turn down Serine’s request without any hesitation.
But after Serine had voiced her promise, the light of thoughtfulness entered his eyes, “Chief of the Asura Race…”
Qin Lie let out a cold snort and stared at her in suspicion. “Wouldn’t Curtis and the others be more suitable than you to become the chief? They are already at the late stage of the Void Realm. Once they ascend to the Genesis Realm, and their bloodline reaches rank ten, they will all have a shot to become chief of the Asura Race!”
“Why would Lord Dark Soul Beast choose you when he already has all the candidates he needs?”
“You’ve been tempering yourself in the Frost Desolation Abyss for quite some time already, but you still are in the Nirvana Realm and rank seven Asura Race bloodline. How long would we have to wait until you are chief of the Asura Race?”
“Do you really think that Lord Dark Soul Beast has that much patience?”
“I have an advantage over Curtis and his henchmen because I’m a member of the Cullen Family. Although my family has declined, that doesn’t change the fact that we are one of the most ancient Asura Race families.” Serine pondered for a moment before continuing, “Normally speaking, only the strongest of the ancient families are given the opportunity to claim the seat of power that is the chief of the Asura Race.”
Before Qin Lie could retort, she added, “Also, our family had once served the Blaze Family of the God Race and a lot of trust had been placed in them. I heard that the God Race has already made contact with us, and it is only a matter of time they will invade Spirit Realm en masse. From what I heard in the Frost Desolation Abyss, the native races of Spirit Realm are no match for the God Race, so… Spirit Realm is certain to fall into their hands once more.”
“That may be a golden opportunity for my Cullen Family. We may be able to regain our status as the number one family of the Asura Race with the God Race’s aid.”
“Also, I’ve been holding the rank ten Dark Soul Beast’s skull since young. My soul is exceptionally compatible to his secret arts.”
“If I’m given the opportunity to become his soul servant, if I can learn some real soul secret arts from him, I believe that I may improve massively as a result. At the very least, I don’t think that I’ll fall behind your current pace.”
Her last comment caught Qin Lie slightly by surprise before his expression turned mocking. “Why should I help you when you clearly think of me as a competitor?”
Serine hesitated for a moment before she started taking off her armor and clothes. Soon, she was standing completely naked in front of Qin Lie as she bowed her head and said, “If you can help me become his soul servant, I can be yours right away.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter