Chapter 1548: Four Devil Hearts
"The Nether River that runs through the Eight Purgatories, the power of the Profound Yin Nether Sea..."
Qin Lie's expression gradually darkened. His attitude towards Xillin changed due to Ming Xiao's words.
Originally, he had planned to use a Soul Race secret art to form a servant bond with Xillin. He hoped that Xillin would docilely follow him.
Through Ming Xiao's explanation, he realized that Xillin was unlike other Soul Race clansmen, and was too dangerous.
The glittering star door opened at the Dark Soul Beast's side. Qin Lie's main body passed over.
When his main body appeared, he nodded to Ming Xiao, and then pointed at his forehead.
The Soul Suppressing Orb slowly appeared out of his skin and gave off a strange light.
Xillin, whose souls had been obliterated by Ming Xiao's purple lightning, suddenly screamed.
Qin Lie and Ming Xiao could both see his terror.
Previously, Xillin had not show much fear upon hearing his conversation with Ming Xiao. He seemed to feel that he and Ming Xiao could not do much to him.
Xillin did not seem to believe that Qin Lie would really attempt to kill him completely.
He had great confidence in the strange power art he mastered. If Qin Lie did not refine and kill him, he believed he could recover back to normal.
Yet the appearance of the Soul Suppressing Orb tore apart all of his illusions.
As a member of the Soul Race, one of the three generals under Morell's command, he knew that a Soul Race relic like the Soul Suppressing Orb could completely kill him.
Due to this, he finally showed signs of terror.
"I agree! I am willing to form a servant bond with you and serve with you as my master!" he screamed in terror.
"Too late." Qin Lie shook his head.
The light released by the Soul Suppressing Orb suddenly shone towards Xillin's Soul Tree.
That unique Soul Tree turned into a black light and was immediately sucked into the bead.
Qin Lie blinked. The Soul Suppressing Orb sank back into his glabella.
Ming Xiao's purple eyes shone bright. He said, "This thing can kill him completely?"
"I think so." Qin Lie nodded.
The water from the Profound Yin Nether Sea suddenly sank down after Xillin was pulled into the Soul Suppressing Orb.
The black water pond that Ming Xiao sealed with his purple blood turned into dark cavern in the blink of an eye.
The cavern headed towards the Profound Yin Nether Sea in Nether Realm.
"Do you need these two Soul Beasts?" Ming Xiao asked.
Qin Lie turned and looked at Malcolm and Latiff's Soul Beast bodies. He said, "Yes."
"Then never mind," Ming Xiao said with slight regret.
"What is it?" Qin Lie asked.
"The Soul Beast puppets that the Soul Race have refined appear dead, but the energies of the Soul Beast are all preserved. The Soul Beasts that each Soul Race clansman has refined contain vast refined flesh and blood energy. The other four Demon Gods will awaken soon, they’ll need to restore their energy," Ming Xiao said with a sigh.
"The other four Demon Gods?" Qin Lie said curiously.
Ming Xiao nodded and then said, "If you do not mind, I will return to Sky Bearing City now, and take you somewhere later?"
He pointed at the star door.
"Alright." Qin Lie nodded.
"Your body should stay in Heavenly Yin Valley. You should seal the cavern towards the Profound Yin Nether Sea to avoid the phantoms in Heavenly Yin Valley from coming through in large numbers." Ming Xiao looked at his Dark Soul Beast avatar.
Qin Lie and Ming Xiao returned to Sky Bearing City through the star door, and then used the realm entrance of Sky Bearing City to head to another realm.
"Dark Natal Realm?"
Qin Lie was shocked when he followed Ming Xiao into this realm.
"Yes, this is Dark Natal Realm. The foreign races’ clansmen and evil beings you got from Qin Ye that the Blood Soul Beast consumed actually had been prepared by your grandfather for us," Ming Xiao answered.
"For you?" Qin Lie was even more curious.
"Come here." Ming Xiao grabbed him and then sprinted underground in Dark Natal Realm.
In the dark underground passageway, Ming Xiao led him through several invisible barriers.
Every time they passed an invisible boundary, he would hear a strange sound.
Some time later, having passed through countless barriers, Ming Xiao suddenly stopped in a vast and empty cavern with him.
There were five enormous blood pools in the cavern. One of them was clean and had nothing inside.
Strong heartbeats came from the other four pools. He saw four bloody Abyss Devil corpses, and each of them had a powerful Abyss Devil heart beating there.
There was also shallow bloodwater in those blood pools. The enormous corpses seemed to be absorbing the bloodwater's power and growing sinews.
"Three thousand years, the four of them have just grown their skeletons. Their organs, sinews, and heads need more physical power to recover." Ming Xiao sighed. "Your grandfather spent all the physical power he gathered over the years on me so I was the first to wake up."
"You..." Qin Lie halted.
"Back when Sky Mender Palace killed us and were taking care of our corpses, your grandfather asked for our hearts. Hua Tianqiong did not understand. He did not know that for us, who have the Abyss Devil Race bloodline, our hearts are more important than our cut-off heads. We, who were already rank ten Abyss Devils, still had intact hearts. We could be revived."
Ming Xiao looked at the four blood pools. "If there is enough refined flesh and blood energy, we can rebuild our fleshly bodies. Our bones, sinews, and organs can all form."
"If our Abyss Devil hearts are not destroyed, we are not truly dead and can be reborn."
Qin Lie nodded. "So that's how it is."
He had visited Abyss levels and knew the core of the Abyss Devil’s power lay in their hearts.
The heart of the Abyss Devil was the gathering place of the Abyss Devil Race bloodline, and the source of their power.
A strong Abyss Devil's most valuable part was the heart!
If the heart wasn't destroyed, the Abyss Devil would not die. This wasn't a secret in the Abyss.
"I hope that I can borrow your secret realm entrance connected to the Abyss to hunt some Abyss Devils before you go to God Realm,” Ming Xiao suddenly said..
Qin Lie's expression changed. He said, "With your rank ten power, you will be challenged by rank ten great Abyss Devils in any level you appear in, and not just one."
"I know." Ming Xiao nodded. "But I do not want to continue waiting. The four of them... have slept too long. I want them to wake up as soon as possible."
"The old master is kind, and doesn't allow me to do major things after my awakening. I could go to the Ancient Beast Race or the Giant Race to gain vast fleshly energy to help them recover." Ming Xiao frowned. "In the past, he did not allow it. Now that all the races of Spirit Realm are obedient, I have even less of a chance. Other than the Abyss, I cannot find any other battlefield to help them wake up as fast as possible."
"I know you are powerful but none of the rank ten Great Lords of the Abyss are easy to defeat," Qin Lie said gravely.
"I will first move in the abyss passageway and not go to any level," Ming Xiao said.
"Does my grandfather know your decision?"
"He does not."
"I have an idea."
"The four great Beast Kings of the Ancient Beast Race have been itching to fight in the Abyss. The four of them are not as strong as you, but they are rank ten. With you as the leader and them as the vanguard, maybe you can try challenging a level. At the very least, you should be able to retreat unharmed when the situation turns bad."
"Can you convince them to go with me?"
"Without you, they have no power to establish themselves in any Abyss level anyway."