Chapter 1545: To Lure a Snake From Its Hole
Not long ago, the Soul Devouring Beast, Latiff, and Malcolm had laid down a trap at Heavenly Yin Valley and nearly enslaved the Genesis Realm expert’s souls of the six great forces.
However, the trap had failed due to their concentrated barrage.
After that, Malcolm and Latiff had discarded their Soul Beast avatars and soul traveled to Sky Bearing City directly.
In the end, they were refined into soul orbs by Lieyan Yuan and trapped inside the fourth level of the Soul Suppressing Orb. The Soul Devouring Beast, Xillin, was able to escape back to the Profound Yin Nether Sea.
The Profound Yin Nether Sea was one of the strangest places in the entire world. Only a handful of people knew about its secrets, and not even the Flame Emperor or the Ice Emperor dared to venture into the Profound Yin Nether Sea to fight Xillin.
Just the same, Qin Lie couldn’t travel too deep into the Profound Yin Nether Sea as well. All he could do was leave his Dark Soul Beast avatar behind to guard this place.
Since his true self was soon to leave Spirit Realm, the Dark Soul Beast avatar thought that this was a good time to learn a couple of things through Xillin and realize his objective.
“Whoosh whoosh whoosh!”
Clumps of gray clouds surged up into the sky of Heavenly Yin Valley and blocked the sunlight.
A moment later, Heavenly Yin Valley had become a dark, lightless place as wisps of cold air flowed out of the hole that led to the Profound Yin Nether Sea.
One by one, phantoms wriggled out of the hole as pitch black water filled up the pond once more.
Xillin, the Soul Devouring Beast made up of souls, slowly rose up from the pond.
In an instant, a strange soul barrier covered up Heavenly Yin Valley once more. Any living being who dared to pass through the barrier blindly would quickly find their body and soul separated.
Without their physical body, any living thing who was trapped inside this valley was nothing more than Xillin’s food. They wouldn’t be able to resist.
After Xillin had risen from the pond, he shot the Dark Soul Beast a cold glance before fixing its gaze onto the other two Soul Beasts.
No soul was possessing Malcolm and Latiff’s Soul Beast avatar right now.
“Did something happen to those two fellows?” asked Xillin in the language of the Soul Race.
“They’d both been absorbed into the Soul Suppressing Orb by me,” admitted Qin Lie.
Greenish soul flame suddenly appeared in Xillin’s pupils as its body turned illusory.
In just the blink of an eye, Xillin had assumed the form of a human soul.
It looked just like any other human soul, except it was brimming with a yin soul aura.
“Why is the master’s Soul Suppressing Orb in your hands?” Xillin yelled fiercely.
“Swoosh swoosh swoosh!”
The phantoms inside the pitch black pond suddenly turned into snakes and whipped at Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar like gray brownish whips.
At the same time, Xillin’s soul had turned blurry as well.
A strange noise came from the head area of Malcolm’s discarded Soul Beast avatar.
It was the sound of a soul barrier being hit by something.
Sparks of lightning flew out of the corner of the Soul Beast’s eyes.
Xillin’s soul shadow abruptly flashed away from the Soul Beast’s nose.
Then, Xillin tried to do the same thing to Latiff’s discarded Soul Beast avatar. However, he was thwarted in the exact same way.
Xillin’s soul shadow floated between the two Soul Beast avatars.
It seemed to be snarling in pain because it had caught a bit of lightning during its attempts.
Lately, Xillin had been observing the Heavenly Yin Valley in secret through his souls.
He knew that Qin Lie, the Dark Soul Beast avatar, and the human experts who were guarding this valley had been gradually leaving.
He also knew that the only ones who could really threaten him—the Flame Emperor, the Ice Emperor, Hua Tianqiong, and so on—had left even earlier than that.
He was certain that the only person left in this valley was the Dark Soul Beast, a Soul Race clansman at the same rank as he was.
The two masterless Soul Beast avatars were the puppets of his dreams. He had been wondering how to best snatch one of them from the Dark Soul Beast for himself.
He had been gathering the power of the Profound Yin Nether Sea bit by bit inside Heavenly Yin Valley. He had been worried that Qin Lie would try something sneaky while he was filling up the pond with pitch black water and gathering his soul.
But Qin Lie hadn’t interrupted him once while he was gathering his strength. After he had gathered his strength completely, he suddenly felt good about his chances and acted immediately.
He would rob a Soul Beast avatar for himself!
Unfortunately, both his attempts had been thwarted by Qin Lie’s soul barrier.
Moreover, the soul barrier protecting the Soul Beasts’ minds contained the full power of Qin Lie’s rank ten subsoul and his lightning secret art.
Lightning was extremely effective against a pure soul like Xillin.
It was why Xillin had failed both his attempts to enter the Soul Beast avatar’s mind and take over their bodies.
“When did you lay down thunder and lightning in their minds?” Xillin howled.
“You didn’t dare to watch Heavenly Yin Valley with your souls at all times, did you?” Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar summoned the white bone scythe and swung a couple of times casually. It easily cut the giant snakes made of souls into pieces.
The terrible screams of souls filled the valley.
“It looks like your soul isn’t complete,” said Qin Lie thoughtfully as he observed Xillin’s soul shadow. “Or maybe I should say that you’d taken up too much phantom energy in order to return to rank ten soulline as soon as possible. That is why you’re so afraid of thunder and lightning, aren’t you?”
To Qin Lie’s knowledge, a true Soul Race clansman was partially immune to thunder and lightning.
The Soul Race was the only race in the entire world that was partially immune to thunder and lightning.
If they weren’t, they would’ve been easily destroyed by thunder and lightning while they were traveling the world in pure soul form. The Soul Race wouldn’t qualify as a transcendent bloodline race either.
A rank ten Soul Race clansman should be able to take a couple of hits from the lightning pool of the Ninth Heaven even in pure soul form.
However, Xillin was smoking like crazy when Qin Lie’s true self summoned a barrage of lightning. A true rank ten Soul Race clansman shouldn’t have suffered like that.
This made Qin Lie suspect that Xillin hadn’t actually recovered to full all this time.
That was why Qin Lie had left a thunder and lightning trap inside both the Soul Beasts’ minds. It was to confirm his suspicions.
If this level of thunder and lightning was enough to wound Xillin, then his suspicions must be correct.
“That’s right, I hadn’t fully recovered yet.” Xillin calmed down after realizing that there was no way he could possess either Soul Beasts. “In fact, I couldn’t even leave Heavenly Yin Valley for an extended period of time, or I wouldn’t be the way I am now or stay in the Profound Yin Nether Sea without acting all this time.”
“On the other hand, no one can harm me if I choose to hide in the Profound Yin Nether Sea forever.”
While saying this, Xillin’s soul shadow slowly vanished into nothing.
The Xillin inside the pitch black pond at the center of Heavenly Yin Valley grew clearer instead.
When the soul shadow floating in between the Soul Beast avatar had vanished completely, a new Xillin had appeared inside the pond.
“I can give you a Soul Beast avatar, you know.” Qin Lie smiled at Xillin before saying, “I can even free you from Heavenly Yin Valley so that you can travel the world anywhere you wish once more.”
“What is your condition?” said Xillin with a snort.
“I want you to swear your loyalty, just like before,” declared Qin Lie.
Suddenly, the Dark Soul Beast avatar’s greenish eyes burned up in greenish flames.
His soul energy had become strange and unpredictable as well.
“My lord! Is that you?” exclaimed Xillin in excitement.