Chapter 1537: The Aftermath
“You’ve never truly fought him before?”
This time, Qin Lie wasn’t the only one who was shocked. Even Qin Shan was staring at them in astonishment.
The Three Emperors of the human race were the central pillars of the Hundred Races’ united forces twenty millennia ago. Therefore, it made no sense that the three strongest experts of the human race, the Three Emperors, had never fought against Lieyan Yuan before.
“I heard that he was the one who covered the God Race’s retreat with the Evil Dragon Race and his martial practitioners…” Qin Lie hesitated for a moment before asking, “After that, the Blaze and Darkness Families successfully retreated from Spirit Realm, while he and his evil dragons had vanished without a trace. What… on Spirit Realm happened back then?”
This was one of the most widespread legends in Spirit Realm.
It was said that the Three Emperors of the human race and a couple of powerful ancient race experts had perished alongside their enemies while they were pursuing the God Race through the galaxy.
It was why the Hundred Races respected the Three Emperors of the human race and those few ancient race experts who had taken part in the chase as highly as they were.
“What happened, you say…” The Flame Emperor clearly looked a little embarrassed.
He shot the Ice Emperor a glance, obviously signaling the Ice Emperor to take the baton.
“Get out of our sight, the lot of you.” Qin Shan snorted at the surrounding people.
Qin Yun, Qin Ye, Gan Feipeng, and a couple more people had moved closer in an attempt to eavesdrop on the gossip.
Qin Shan realized from the Flame Emperor’s embarrassment that the tale probably wasn’t a glorious one, so he wisely chased away the onlookers to save face for the Flame Emperor and the Ice Emperor.
Gan Feipeng and the others rubbed their noses or smiled awkwardly. Then, they left the group alone.
Even Qin Yun and Qin Ye had flown away in silence.
Now, Qin Lie, Qin Shan, the Ice Emperor, and the Flame Emperor were the only ones who were left.
“Frankly, we got lost inside a multi-layered spatial illusory realm while we were pursuing him,” said the Ice Emperor before pausing for a moment to gather his thoughts. Then, he continued, “He was the Blaze Family’s patriarch, but he seemed to be incredibly well-versed in the power of space. He was probably the reason why we had fallen into a spatial whirlpool. After that, the three of us got separated from the rest of the experts.”
“It took us a long, long time before we finally managed to exit that spatial whirlpool.”
“By the time we came out, we discovered that we weren’t in Spirit Realm any longer. Somehow, we had been teleported into an unknown space in the outer realms.”
“We took our time to recover our strength in that outer realm. A long time later, we finally found our way back to Spirit Realm.”
“Not only did we fail to catch even his shadow, we were almost lost inside that spatial whirlpool forever because of him.”
The Ice Emperor smiled bitterly after he had finished his tale.
The Flame Emperor sighed. “That is why we know nothing about him. We knew nothing about his strength or where he had gone to after he threw us off.”
Qin Lie was dumbfounded at this. “So you really have nothing on him at all?”
The Ice Emperor and the Flame Emperor nodded in unison.
Hua Tianqiong and Ji Dan chose this moment to return to them after completing their patrol around the entire city and finding nothing amiss.
“So, that Spirit Race clansman is gone just like that?” Hua Tianqiong asked in puzzlement.
“Who was that shadow in that spatial rift just now?” Ji Dan asked.
“It’s that guy who had ruled over Spirit Realm for tens of millennia,” said Qin Shan.
“It was him?” Ji Dan’s expression changed before he turned to stare at Qin Lie. “Are those orbs really the two Soul Race princes? He gave them to you?”
“Latiff and Malcolm were definitely inside those soul orbs,” replied Qin Lie.
“But why would he give them to you?” Ji Dan asked in puzzlement.
Qin Lie hesitated for a moment before answering, “I don’t have an answer myself.”
There were very few people who knew about his relationship with that person. He didn’t want to elaborate on it if possible.
“Speaking of which, what the hell is wrong with the Curse Progenitor?” Hua Tianqiong suddenly spoke up.
Everyone’s expressions became burden with emotion when they heard this. The Curse Progenitor was definitely a mood-souring topic.
“We ourselves couldn’t believe that he, a human, would choose to submit to a Spirit Race clansman.” The Ice Emperor stared at Qin Lie gravely before asking, “Can you try to find out if he’s the reason the Thunder Emperor hasn’t returned to Spirit Realm yet?”
“What happened to the Thunder Emperor?” Qin Shan asked in confusion.
The Ice Emperor replied, “The Curse Progenitor is the one who arranged the Thunder Emperor’s return journey to Spirit Realm. If everything had gone normally, the Thunder Emperor should’ve been back a long time ago.”
Qin Shan was shocked.
“I will do my best to dig the truth out of him,” promised Qin Lie.
“Qin Shan, what will happen to Sky Bearing City now that we had lost the Curse Progenitor?” Ji Dan asked.
“I will arrange a new artifact soul for Sky Bearing City,” promised Qin Shan.
“Please be quick. I have a feeling that those God Race clansmen who are currently holed up in Shattered Ice Realm will be showing their faces very soon,” said Ji Dan worriedly.
Qin Shan grunted in acknowledgement, “Mn.”
The Ice Emperor looked at Qin Lie and said, “You don’t need to bother with these things for now. Just focus on dealing with the Curse Progenitor as quick as you can.”
Without wasting any more time, Qin Lie and his Soul Tree subsoul immediately took off towards the distance.
He flew straight toward the Qin Family’s great hall.
A while later, his true self and his subsoul had arrived at the dark hall where his avatar usually waited.
A new star door was formed afterward.
The Genesis Realm martial practitioners of the Sky Mender Palace and the Ji Family could be seen on the other side of the star door. They were currently camping outside Heavenly Yin Valley.
The three giant Soul Beast avatars were also scattered around Heavenly Yin Valley. Each one of the Soul Beasts represented one of Qin Lie’s subsoul.
His rank ten subsoul passed through the star door into the Heavenly Yin Valley and merged with the Dark Soul Beast’s body.
The Dark Soul Beast stood up and stared at the other two soulless Soul Beasts. Then, he stared at the dried pond and empty hole that led straight to the Profound Yin Nether Sea.
The Dark Soul Beast said, “You guys can return to Sky Bearing City now. I alone will suffice here.”
The Sky Mender Palace and the Ji Family’s martial practitioners stared at him blankly, unable to understand his words immediately.
Thankfully, Ji Yao was present, and he was aware of the Dark Soul Beast’s true identity. He hurriedly said, “Is Sky Bearing City safe now?”
Qin Lie replied, “Mn. Sky Bearing City is safe now.”
Ji Yao let out a sigh of relief before he persuaded the rest of the Ji Family and Sky Mender Palace martial practitioners to leave Heavenly Yin Valley with him.
In the end, his Dark Soul Beast avatar and the soulless Soul Beasts of Latiff and Malcolm were the only ones left in the entire Heavenly Yin Valley.
Right now, his Blood Soul Beast avatar was still evolving toward rank ten soulline at Giant Spirit Realm.
Meanwhile, his true self was gathering his soul consciousness and attempting to communicate with the Curse Progenitor’s soul at Sky Bearing City.
He had no idea that Han Che and Lieyan Zhao had just left Shattered Ice Realm with a group of God Race experts.
Han Che and Lieyan Zhao were patriarchs of the Profound Ice Family and the Blaze Family respectively. However, they didn’t act rashly after they had returned to Shattered Ice Realm.
For a long time, they did nothing but wait until Narsen and his Satorius Family members had all been killed, and Latiff and Malcolm had been captured by the Soul Suppressing Orb. Now that these obstacles were gone, they took action.