Chapter 1452: New Situation
Qin Shan did not talk about unique properties of his soul, probably because of the Ice Emperor’s presence.
Qin Lie knew that his soul possessed traits of the Soul Race. Perhaps he had inherited the secrets of the Soul Progenitor and was unlike other people.
Qin Shan changed the topic and asked the Ice Emperor, "How are your negotiations with the God Race going?"
Qin Lie's expression grew solemn.
He heard Ice Emperor say that the other two Emperors would communicate with the God Race and use the Profound Ice Family members trapped in Shattered Ice Realm to force the God Race to promise not to invade Spirit Realm.
They were threatening to kill the Profound Ice Family members.
"Not as I imagined." Ice Emperor sighed softly.
Qin Shan frowned and said, "Do they plan to ignore the Profound Ice Family members?"
"I am not clear about their general train of thought." Ice Emperor thought and said, "The God Race did not take a step back because of the Profound Ice Family. Also, their attitude is strong as though they have other plans."
His face turned into a grimace. "If we fight the God Race, we have no hopes of victory. The strength of Spirit Realm's races is an entire era behind the transcendent bloodline races. Unless we can greatly increase their strength in a short time, we..."
He shook his head and sighed.
"We have too little time." Qin Shan had a helpless expression.
"There are several rank ten bloodline warriors among the trapped Profound Ice Family members. I fear it will not be easy to defeat them." Ice Emperor thought for a moment. His expression turned cold. He said, "And Pei Dehong and the others may not be of one mind with us."
"They will avoid hard battles like this. Just like in the past, they haven’t changed," Qin Shan said disdainfully.
"I received news that the Spirit Race will come soon," Qin Lie added.
"Spirit Race?" Ice Emperor's brow furrowed.
Qin Shan sighed. "It appears that Spirit Realm cannot avoid this calamity."
"I do not understand why those transcendent bloodline races have such sudden interest in Spirit Realm. Based on what I know, even the Bone and Winged Races are interested in Spirit Realm," Qin Lie said curiously.
"Our Spirit Realm contains some secrets," Ice Emperor said softly.
Qin Lie's eyes lit up and he attempted to ask for details.
Qin Shan waved a hand to indicate to him not to be urgent. He said, "Do not seek the truth now. When the time is right, I will tell you."
"Oh." Qin Lie nodded.
The present patriarch of the Blaze Family had given him a message through Gan Xing. Him for the peace of Spirit Realm. He hesitated and did not mention the matter.
He couldn’t mention this without exposing secrets of his bloodline. Ice Emperor was an outsider.
He had too many questions about his bloodline, his mother, and Lieyan Yuan.
But he could not discuss these questions in front of the Ice Emperor.
Therefore, he maintained his silence and listened intently to his grandfather and the Ice Emperor, to see what arrangements they would prepare for this calamity.
"Master, Old Master Hua of Sky Mender Palace and the patriarch of the Ji Family have arrived."
At this time, Chen Lin's figure flashed from outside the hall. He said, "They heard you returned to Sky Bearing City and learned that Senior Ice Emperor has also arrived, so they immediately came."
Qin Shan stood and smiled slightly. He said, "Please, let them in!"
When he stood up, Qin Lie, Qin Yun, and Qin Ye all stood up and prepared to welcome the guests.
Hua Tianqiong of Sky Mender Palace and Ji Dan of the Ji Family were both nine-level Soul Altar experts, peak experts of the human race.
Both of them were equal in strength to Pei Dehong.
In terms of individual power, his grandfather Qin Shan was not a match for Hua Tianqiong and Ji Dan because of his pursue of artifact forging.
Both had Gold rank forces behind them.
Qin Lie was naturally careful, and had to welcome them with respect.
Inside the hall, only the Ice Emperor did not stand up because of Hua Tianqiong and Ji Dan's arrival.
He was a sage of the human race. In terms of seniority, reputation, and individual power, he surpassed Hua Tianqiong and Ji Dan.
With his identity, there was no one in the human race that he had to welcome personally.
A loud laugh came from outside the hall. Then Hua Tianqiong, his face red, walked in.
Hua Tianqiong was even taller than Hua Anyang and showed no signs of aging.
"Qin Shan, you finally come back!" Hua Tianqiong came in with a laugh.
Behind him, the old monster of the Ji Family, Ji Dan, was hunched over. He appeared short and non-descript.
When Ji Dan saw Qin Shan, he only smiled faintly but did not say anything.
"Time is right, so I came back," Qin Shan smiled faintly and then said to Ji Dan, "Greetings, Senior Ji."
The Ji Family was one of the oldest families of the human race. Ji Dan was older than him and Hua Tianqiong by a great margin.
Before the Qin Family had developed, the Ji Family had already been a Gold rank force. At that time, Qin Shan had been careful in interacting with Ji Dan.
Ji Dan smiled and nodded. His gaze passed over and landed on Qin Lie. He said, "You are?"
He recognized Qin Lie's appearance, but Qin Lie's presence and soul were not the same.
Qin Lie said respectfully, "This is my Soul Beast avatar."
Ji Dan realized and nodded. He said with a smile, "The younger generation is surpassing us!"
"Senior, you are too humble," Qin Lie said modestly.
Ji Dan said with a smile, "If not for you, the Ji Family would not have decided to participate so early."
As he spoke, he strolled past and stood in front of the Ice Emperor.
He bowed respectfully. "Senior, long time no see."
"It’s really been a long time." Ice Emperor’s voice turned emotional as he said, "The words we said when we left, only you listened. In these years, the Ji Family has never participated in fights of the Gold rank forces. You did not fail our hopes."
Ji Dan said seriously, "Battles between true Gold rank forces will harm the foundations of the human race, and cause the fall of Genesis Realm experts. Each Genesis Realm martial practitioner is a result of countless hardships and a mountain of precious resources. Each such death is a great blow to the human race."
"The battles between Silver or second-tier Gold rank forces are like a whetstone that can refine them. Their deaths are not a great loss to the human race."
"Our population is great.”
"But the sacrifice of one Genesis Realm is a calamity."
"Because I understand this, I have restrained the juniors of the Ji Family so they would not participate in battles of top Gold rank forces."
"This time, if not for Qin Lie, the Ji Family would have stayed neutral."
"He cultivates the Heavenly Thunder Eradication, but also has your inheritance. I thought of him as extension of your will."