Chapter 1523: The Door of Phantoms
The Profound Yin Nether Sea and the Nine Soul Hell were restricted lands of Nether Realm and supposedly the places with the densest yin energy as well as hiding great secrets.
One reason that the Dark Nether Race could become the royal race of Nether Realm was because once upon a time, a Dark Nether Race clansman managed to connect their power with Profound Yin Nether Sea after their bloodline awakening.
That person became the patriarch of the Dark Nether Race, and transformed into a Demon God when his blood reached rank ten.
The so-called Demon God, in Qin Lie's present knowledge, was none other than a Great Lord of the Abyss.
Bloodline reaching rank ten and transforming into a Demon God was to completely activate the Abyss Devil Race blood within.
That Dark Nether Race clansman became the Demon God, and the small Dark Nether Race became the royal race of Nether Realm.
He was once recognized as the strongest of Nether Realm.
The rumors said his strength was connected with the Profound Yin Nether Sea.
"Profound Yin Nether Sea, the residence of phantoms..." Qin Lie thought.
He knew only martial practitioners who reached the Imperishable Realm would still exist without their bodies after creating their Soul Altars.
The Soul Altar could make sure the soul was safe after a martial practitioner's body had been destroyed.
Yet martial practitioners below the Imperishable Realm would not have a medium carrying their soul and would slowly dissipate after their physical body was destroyed.
Souls of mortals who did not know how to cultivate would dissipate even faster after death.
The dissipated phantoms would return to the world, flow into the Profound Yin Nether Sea, and go through the reincarnation refinement of the Profound Yin Nether Sea to become newborn souls...
This was a natural cycle.
The Profound Yin Nether Sea was the most important part of the cycle. If the Profound Yin Nether Sea was damaged, the life cycle for Spirit Realm would be in chaos.
Did the Soul Race have secret arts to damage or use the Profound Yin Nether Sea?
Qin Lie searched for all hidden methods from the vast memories of the two Soul Race subsouls.
His two subsouls would naturally awaken secret histories of the Soul Race as their soulline changed.
Many secret soul arts, secrets of the soul and the structure of the Soul Race would become a part of his memory through inheritance.
But because the memories were too complicated and vast, and he had broken through, it was not easy for him to familiarize himself with all of it.
He had worked recently on absorbing the memories, but he knew it would take a long time to absorb them all and make them part of his memories.
His soul consciousness searched among the flowing lights.
Suddenly, a terrifying soul presence came from the distant Heavenly Yin Valley.
Bright lights appeared in Qin Lie's mind, and his forehead felt a burst of pain.
He immediately stopped searching his vast memories. He instantly opened his eyes and looked at everyone. "Did you feel it?"
"What?" Hua Tianqiong asked in puzzlement.
The Flame Emperor, the Ice Emperor, Ji Dan, and the others also looked confused as though they felt nothing.
Qin Lie inhaled deeply, gathered all his soul consciousness and once again sent a ripple of Soul Sensing Art towards Heavenly Yin Valley again.
In his soul consciousness, all of Heavenly Yin Valley seemed to be covered in endless darkness.
He was unable to tear apart the endless darkness even with the Soul Suppressing Orb or feel his enemies’ souls’ movements.
His expression changed dramatically.
"What happened?" the Ice Emperor said gravely.
"Wait a moment." Qin Lie had a serious expression as he formed a star door using the Demon Spirit of Space and Time bloodline. He then said, "Have Pei Dehong and the others leave my side!"
The Ice Emperor turned and said to the old monsters of the six forces. "Wait ahead, but do not be in a hurry to charge into Heavenly Yin Valley. Otherwise, you will be responsible for the consequences!"
Pei Dehong and the others obeyed even though they did not understand what happened.
They flew forward.
At this time, Qin Lie's Dark Soul Beast avatar which had been in Giant Spirit Realm and was helping the Blood Soul Beast level up and restraining the five Night Ghosts’ experts walked out of the star door.
The Dark Soul Beast avatar used the Dark Soul bloodline latent ability to hide its presence.
"Heavenly Yin Valley is having some abnormalities. My own soul's limited in rank and cannot exert the full force of the treasure," Qin Lie explained.
As he spoke, the Soul Suppressing Orb flew out of his forehead.
The enormous Dark Soul Beast's green flaming eyes suddenly shone.
The Soul Suppressing Orb fell to the forehead of the Dark Soul Beast.
The Dark Soul Beast’s subsoul, with its rank ten soulline, had soul power hundreds of times greater than Qin Lie's main body, so it tried activating Soul Sensing Art instead.
A mysterious light shot out of the Soul Suppressing Orb and immediately penetrated the darkness barrier around Heavenly Yin Valley.
The world inside Heavenly Yin Valley suddenly became clear.
In the dark valley, millions of phantoms filled the entire space, as if the entire world had been attacked by a swarm of locusts.
Inside the valley, there was a realm entrance made from gray bones. It clearly appeared to have been built not long ago.
The phantoms came out of various places and flew in as black streams of power that wrapped around the bone realm entrance.
Underneath the realm entrance was a black pond. The sticky black pond water seemed to have more remnant souls.
Suddenly, those remnant souls in the pond appeared to detect his observation and gathered together.
Second later, they formed a strange composition.
"Soul Beast! The Soul Beast which once rampaged in Nether Realm and almost destroyed the entire Nether Realm!"
The Soul Beast in the pond gave a low bellow, and countless phantoms dissipated.
His soul consciousness which penetrated the endless darkness shook as though it was heavily struck!
At this time, two other Soul Beasts appeared from behind the realm entrance rooted in the pond.
Looking into the sky, their bodies shrank to human sizes.
In the blink of an eye, the two Soul Beasts turned into two middle-aged handsome men with eerie eyes.
"I am Malcolm."
"I am Latiff."
They looked into the sky above Heavenly Yin Valley and introduced themselves in a confident manner.
The man who called himself Latiff had green eyes shining with cruelty and savagery. He said, "Give up the Soul Suppressing Orb."
Qin Lie immediately understood that Malcolm and Latiff were the two Soul Race princes that had come with Narsen after his shock passed.
He attempted to pull his soul consciousness away from this place.
Yet when he attempted to leave, he found that the endless black barrier he had passed through was healed.
His soul that attempted to fly back encountered firm resistance.
"The Soul Devouring Beast from thirty thousand years ago is still alive! The two Soul Race clansmen have built a realm entrance inside Heavenly Yin Valley with the power of the Profound Yin Nether Sea's souls!" his main body shouted outside Heavenly Yin Valley.