Chapter 1424: The Ice Emperor’s Expectations
At the entrance to the Flaming Sun Abyss.
Even more Abyss Devils and rank eight bloodline experts were pouring into the Abyss level.
To these outsiders, the nascent Flaming Sun Abyss was no different from a gold mine.
The Abyss Creator’s foundation was unstable, and he didn’t have full control over the Flaming Sun Abyss yet. If they killed him and devoured his heart, then they could become the new ruler of this Abyss level.
It was a bait the Abyss Devils couldn’t resist.
A wisp of Qin Lie’s soul consciousness had transformed into an invisible eye the Abyss Devils couldn’t see.
While his main body was suspended inside the Origin Sea and recovering its strength through the God Race’s Flesh Filling Tombstone, the eye was paying attention to the minute changes occurring at the entrance to the abyss passageway.
The ancient laws of the Abyss had prevented him from opening a star door temporarily and summoning his two Soul Beasts to his aid.
However, he still shared a soul connection with the two Soul Beast avatars. It wasn’t distorted in any way by the Flaming Sun Abyss.
Meanwhile, at Sky Bearing City.
His Dark Soul Beast avatar sent out a thought before waiting quietly inside a dark hall.
Some time later, a couple of light converged into one and formed into the Curse Progenitor.
“Are you looking for me?”
The Curse Progenitor was wearing an obvious look of guilt on his face as he stood before Qin Lie’s Soul Beast avatar.
Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar took on a human form before nodding. “Please inform the Ice Emperor that the Star Abyss connected to Shattered Ice Realm has already been…”
“Wait,” the Curse Progenitor suddenly interrupted. “Why don’t you speak with the Ice Emperor directly? He is free right now.”
Qin Lie was caught by surprise.
The Curse Progenitor abruptly vanished before he traveled towards the realm entrance.
A dozen or so seconds later, a white figure appeared at one of Sky Bearing City’s realm entrances.
No one in Sky Bearing City had noticed his arrival. He abruptly zipped towards the palaces Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar was residing in like an invisible ray of light.
An instant later, the Ice Emperor clad in white clothes had appeared inside the dark palace.
The Curse Progenitor left them alone.
“Where is your main body?”
The Ice Emperor looked calm and collected. He seemed to be aware of his two Soul Beast avatars, and the special connection he shared with them.
“My main body is currently in the Abyss,” Qin Lie explained briefly before moving on. “I’ve already destroyed the black hole that connected Shattered Ice Realm to the abyss passageway, so no more Abyss Devils will be making their way into Spirit Realm through that black hole. Moreover, Han Che and Bing Hui of the Profound Ice Family had gone investigating inside the abyss passageway before I’d destroyed the black hole, and they’re probably discussing about their future plans with the rest of the God Race right now. This means that the Profound Ice Family army at Shattered Ice Realm is currently missing two rank ten bloodline warriors within their ranks.”
“Well done.” The Ice Emperor praised him without hesitation while staring at him intently. He added, “Those Profound Ice Family members will be important bargaining chips during our upcoming negotiation with the God Race!”
“Negotiations?” Qin Lie asked in surprise.
The Ice Emperor revealed a rare smile before answering, “That’s right. There will be a negotiation.”
“How are we going to do that?” Qin Lie felt more and more amazed.
“The Thunder Emperor and Fire Emperor will seek out the God Race clansmen and discuss with them the fates of the Profound Ice Family members who had become stranded in Shattered Ice Realm.” The Ice Emperor turned serious again before explaining, “Unlike us, the God Race’s reproduction ability is incredibly weak. Their children also experience an extremely long period of growth before they become truly powerful.”
“In most cases, the God Race values the lives of its clansmen greatly. They won’t allow their clansmen to perish in great numbers, and the Profound Ice Family members currently stranded at Shattered Ice Realm are facing exactly that predicament. It’ll be a huge blow to the Profound Ice Family if they lose everyone at Shattered Ice Realm!”
“I highly doubt they’ll be able to accept such tremendous losses.”
But Qin Lie stared blankly at him for a second before saying, “Han Che of the Profound Ice Family sounded like he’s prepared to lose his people the last time I saw him though?”
“Oh?” The Ice Emperor’s eyebrows wrinkled. “Then I’m confused. But it doesn’t matter, the Flame Emperor and the Thunder Emperor will be testing their bottomline.”
“What are Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King doing right now?” Qin Lie asked curiously.
Those Devil Kings were rank ten Great Lords of the Abyss and the two strongest existences of the Chaos Abyss.
Every second they lingered in Spirit Realm could be an apocalyptic calamity to every race in Spirit Realm.
The last time the Ice Emperor had bidden him farewell, it had been to seek out Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King and stop them from committing carefree slaughter.
Now that the black hole linking to the abyss passageway was destroyed, Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King wouldn’t be able to return to the Chaos Abyss. No one knew how much trouble these two were going to cause.
Qin Lie was worried that Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King would go insane and murder any living being they encountered along the way.
“You don’t have to worry about anything. Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King have just left Asura Realm. Once they enter deep space, they’ll encounter the strongest opponent they’ve ever met in their lives.” The Ice Emperor suddenly smiled enigmatically. “That guy views both Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King as his own whetstones, so I believe we won’t be hearing from the two Devil Kings until a very, very long time later. In my opinion, that guy is more than capable of fighting both Devil Kings at once and keeping them busy.”
“Who on Spirit Realm is he? Is it the Thunder Emperor or the Flame Emperor?” Qin Lie exclaimed in shock.
A rank ten Great Lord of the Abyss was the equal of the patriarch of the Profound Family, Han Che. They were considered peak powers even among the four transcendent bloodline races.
If there was anyone who could fight both Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King alone and keep them busy, then it had to be the Thunder Emperor or the Flame Emperor.
That was what Qin Lie logically thought in his mind.
“The Thunder Emperor and Flame Emperor don’t have time to deal with Terror Devil King and Despair Devil King right now because they’re busy with the negotiations with the God Race.” The Ice Emperor smiled at Qin Lie before continuing, “Also, the two Devil Kings had only entered Spirit Realm from the abyss passageway because of the black hole you created. Naturally, the Qin Family should shoulder the responsibility of their own mistakes, don’t you think?”
“The Qin Family…” Qin Lie abruptly shivered.
“In the human race, there is one more person besides us who can face the four transcendent bloodline races and stand their own ground.” The Ice Emperor stared deeply at Qin Lie before revealing the answer. “He is your father, Qin Hao.”
Qin Lie’s eyes abruptly lit up like fire.
“I hope that one day you’ll be able to carry the human race behind your back just like your father,” the Ice Emperor said solemnly.
At the Frost Desolation Abyss.
The rank eight Blood Soul Beast was swallowing the flesh of a couple of Abyss Devils after killing them with its powerful bite, recovering its physical energy at a desolate, icy land.
A long time later, the Blood Soul Beast suddenly took on Qin Lie’s human form after it felt that it was sufficiently recovered.
The Blood Soul Beast turned to look at a frozen rock. “Why are you still here?”
“I’m free right now, so I might as well stay here for a little while longer.” Enos walked out from behind the rock and smiled.
Before Qin Lie had used the Demon Spirit of Space and Time’s bloodline secret art to destroy the black hole that led to Spirit Realm, he had sent Enos back to the Frost Desolation Abyss first as a way to tie up loose ends.
The star door had led right next to the Blood Soul Beast avatar, so Enos was immediately greeted by the sight of the Blood Soul Beast fighting a couple of Abyss Devils upon returning to the Frost Desolation Abyss. In the end, the Blood Soul Beast was able to kill the Abyss Devils thanks to its vast experience and recover its strength by consuming them.
Right now, Enos was curious about everything regarding Qin Lie. Therefore, the reason she had stayed behind was because she noticed that the Blood Soul Beast was one of Qin Lie’s avatars.
In her eyes, this Blood Soul Beast was no different from Qin Lie himself.
“That other Soul Beast called Cadak is also one of your avatars, right?” Enos continued.
In the past, both her and many high rank Abyss Devils had thought that Cadak was just a Soul Beast that had barged into the Frost Desolation Abyss by accident.
But after she got to know Qin Lie more and more, she finally realized the special connection it shared with Qin Lie.
As a high rank Abyss Devil, she wasn’t completely ignorant about the Demon Spirit of Space and Time’s bloodline ability. Therefore, she knew that the star door wasn’t a portal that could be opened without condition.
She thought she had a pretty good idea what that condition was when she came through the star door and saw the Blood Soul Beast right next to her.
Considering that Cadak and Qin Lie were incredibly close to each other, this meant that the former had to be another one of his avatars.
“So what if it is?” Qin Lie asked indifferently.
“It’s nothing. It’s just that I suddenly recalled that woman called Serine and thought it was very funny.” Enos shook her head while laughing beside herself. “Cadak’s your avatar, so that means that she has been trying to obtain strength through your avatar in order to surpass your true self. To that end, she was willing to give up her own body as a bargaining chip and make a deal with your true self. Isn’t it hilarious?”
“No, it’s not funny at all.” Qin Lie frowned before saying, “I wish to speak with your father.”
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