Chapter 1492: Escape
Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar was standing in front of a giant realm entrance with a look of extreme anxiety on his face.
“It doesn’t work! The realm entrance at the Vermillion Bird Realm is currently closed, and there’s simply no way to build a bridge to the other side!” Ji Yuan yelled.
Chen Lin, Dan Yuanqing, and Miao Yizi were also here. They were all waiting for the realm entrance to connect to Vermillion Bird Realm.
By now, everyone had heard of the sudden attack on Vermillion Bird Realm. Everyone was trying to enter that world as soon as they possible.
“How did those Spirit Realm clansmen find out that your true body is currently at Vermillion Bird Realm?” Miao Yizi asked in puzzlement.
“Who knows.” Qin Lie’s face was scarily dark.
“Vermillion Bird Realm is quite far away from Spirit Realm. We won’t be able to make it there quickly if the realm entrance is unusable,” Chen Lin said in frustration.
The golden giant Banderas was also standing in front of a realm entrance beside Qin Lie’s Blood Soul Beast avatar.
They had also tried to use Boluo Realm’s realm entrance to travel to Vermillion Bird Realm instantly and aid Qin Lie’s true body in battle.
Unfortunately, their attempt had ended in failure just like at the Ji Family. The realm entrance couldn’t form a successful connection with Vermillion Bird Realm.
Qin Lie’s Blood Soul Beast avatar and Banderas were equally frustrated by the failure.
Suddenly, the Flame Emperor’s voice came from Seven Spirits Islands.
Qin Lie turned around and noticed that the Flame Emperor was standing side by side with Tang Siqi.
The Flame Emperor seemed to take notice of the urgency on his face, and he immediately skipped past a dozen or so kilometers of distance and appeared in front of Qin Lie.
“Narsen of the Satorius Family, a family of the Spirit Race, has appeared at Vermillion Bird Realm. Neither one of my avatars are able to travel to the Vermillion Bird Realm using a realm entrance,” Qin Lie’s Blood Soul Beast avatar said in a heavy tone. “Moreover, Narsen had also locked down Vermillion Bird Realm’s space. It’s stopping me from using other ways from reaching there in time.”
“Is he aiming for your true body?” The Flame Emperor’s face turned serious.
Qin Lie nodded.
“The Vermillion Bird Realm has been closed off to the outside world, and no realm entrances can connect to that world. In that case…” The Flame Emperor pondered for a moment before replying, “I will contact the Ice Emperor right away!”
“The Ice Emperor?” His reply caused a shiver in Qin Lie.
“He’s probably still at Ice Phoenix Realm right now. Ice Phoenix Realm isn’t too far away from the Vermillion Bird Realm, but it’s still going to take him some time to fly all the way there to help you,” the Flame Emperor said seriously, “But it won’t be too long! He’s also the only one who can make it to Vermillion Bird Realm in the shortest time possible and stop someone like Narsen!”
The Flame Emperor suddenly closed his eyes.
An extremely well concealed spatial ripple spread out and vanished into the unknown space.
It would seem that the Flame Emperor, the Ice Emperor, and the Thunder Emperor shared a special soul contact method with each other.
Thanks to that, the Flame Emperor was able to convey his thoughts directly to the Ice Emperor.
“Done.” The Flame Emperor opened his eyes and said, “The Ice Emperor has received the news, and he promises to make his way to Vermillion Bird Realm as quickly as he can. Try to stall as long as you can until the Ice Emperor makes it to Vermillion Bird Realm. There should be no danger once he arrives.”
“Thamur is still alive?”
At Vermillion Bird Realm, Qin Lie turned pale with shock upon hearing that his fellow peer was still alive. This was the first time another peer at the same rank had induced such a deep level of of uneasiness in him.
Thamur had caused tremendous waves at the Origin World, almost killed Indigo, and played the God Race and the Abyss Devils like fiddles. But Narsen was telling him that that terrifying foe had just been the scheme of a subsoul all this time?
Did this mean that the Thamur who had created the Light of Annihilation and even attracted a shadow being into the Flaming Sun Abyss was a subsoul as well?
Worse, even Narsen had no idea where Thamur’s main soul was hiding, and what kind of mysteries he truly held.
What on Spirit Realm was that guy trying to do?
“Thamur isn’t dead, but Oktan is dead!” Narsen yelled harshly. “And he’s dead because of you!”
The Lizard Progenitor and Curtis blocked in front of Qin Lie as naturally as breathing when they saw Narsen’s fury.
Narsen laughed harshly at their reaction. “The likes of you wish to stop me?”
He raised his hands in an attempt to kill them both.
Suddenly, Qin Lie spoke up. “Did you notice that something is different about Vermillion Bird Realm?”
Narsen was caught off guard.
“Did you notice that aura of the Flaming Sun Abyss is permeating throughout Vermillion Bird Realm?” Qin Lie asked again.
“I haven’t been to the Flaming Sun Abyss before.” Narsen snorted coldly.
Qin Lie nodded before smiling at him. “In that case, there is one thing I must inform you, senior.”
“What is it?” Narsen asked impatiently, “Do you think stalling for time will do you any good? Forget it, my subordinates have full control over the realm entrance of Vermillion Bird Realm, and no one who’ll be able to make it through. Moreover, I’ve sealed the space around you with my bloodline powers, so you won’t be able to use the Demon Spirit of Space and Time’s bloodline ability to summon your Soul Beast avatars either. This means that you won’t be able to escape my grasp no matter what you try.”
He sounded absolutely confident.
“Is that so?” Qin Lie broke into a laugh. “Did you forget that I’m the creator of the Flaming Sun Abyss? Right now, the Vermillion Bird Realm is intricately tied to the Flaming Sun Abyss. Do you seriously think that you can kill me here?”
“Flaming Sun Abyss is connected to this realm? How is that possible?!” Narsen exclaimed in shock.
“Why not?” Qin Lie countered.
“It is far, far too difficult to connect an outer realm to an Abyss level directly. It’s nearly an impossible task!” Narsen was clearly aware of the intricacies involved in connecting the two worlds.
“There is no such thing as ‘impossible’.” Qin Lie chuckled strangely.
A loud rumble came from the bottom of the volcano he was in. Spurts of lava suddenly gushed out of the mouth of the volcano like fire dragons.
His one-level Soul Altar abruptly flew out of his head and stopped before his eyes.
Complicated, strange patterns of fire slowly appeared on the surface of the translucent Soul Altar.
The fire patterns seemed to be drawing on the network that was the laws of fire and changing the natural laws of the realm according to its own whims.
At the same time, two ancient and mysterious characters of the Abyss appeared from inside the Soul Altar—Flaming Sun!
“C’mon, sense it. Do you notice that Vermillion Bird Realm is changing now?” Qin Lie smiled at him.
Narsen’s expression changed when he realized that Qin Lie was telling the truth.
“It is true that I am not able to tear down this lock with my shallow knowledge of fire right now. It is also true that I can’t use my Demon Spirit of Space and Time bloodline to use Star Door ability.” Qin Lie suddenly relaxed. “But if all I’m trying to do is to return to the Flaming Sun Abyss through Vermillion Bird Realm, what can you possibly do to stop me?”
Countless flames suddenly poured out of his pores and covered his entire body.
Narsen actually was able to detect the scent of the Abyss from the flames. This meant that as the creator, Qin Lie really did have the ability to return to the Flaming Sun Abyss anytime he wished.
Narsen suddenly realized that he had made a mistake.
It was only now that he learned that the creator of an Abyss could return to their Abyss level anytime they wished if the foreign realm had become connected with their Abyss level.
Qin Lie instantly vanished before his eyes.
Narsen’s soul consciousness currently covered five thousand kilometers of space, but he wasn’t able to find Qin Lie’s soul presence at all. He immediately realized that Qin Lie had returned to the Flaming Sun Abyss.
He immediately believed that Qin Lie was telling him the truth.
An instant later, Qin Lie had returned back to Vermillion Bird Realm.
The young man smiled cheekily at the Spirit Race clansmen.
Narsen stared at him darkly before asking, “How did you manage to connect the Flaming Sun Abyss and Vermillion Bird Realm?”
“That is a secret.” Qin Lie shook his head before shooting a question of his own. “Did those two Soul Race princes know that my true body had left Spirit Realm with their holy artifact? Is that why they had chosen this moment to slip into the Ji Family and the Ao Family?”
Narsen threw Qin Lie’s previous reply right back at him. “That is a secret!”
Qin Lie pondered for a moment before his expression turned cold. “How did you know that I was in Vermillion Bird Realm? Did Great Master Tian Qi inform you of my whereabouts?”
“You know that I was condemned by the Spirit Race.” Narsen snorted.
“Great Sage Tian Qi had operated in Spirit Realm for many years, and I’m sure he had planted countless spies there using the identity of ‘Great Master Tian Qi’.” Qin Lie thought for a moment before continuing. “He’s the only one who would know Spirit Realm like the back of his palm. He’s also the only one who might know that I’m at Vermillion Bird Realm right now. If he thinks that you’re still useful to him, he will send you useful information whether you’re condemned or not. In fact, I believe that it’s all thanks to him that you were able to arrive at Spirit Realm so quickly.”
“I see you have a lot of thoughts to share, boy. I’m not giving you an answer though.” Narsen snorted again.
It was at this moment a dazzling streak of icy light suddenly came from the sky.