“My eye?” Qin Lie’s request caught Lawton off guard.
Qin Lie nodded and said, “In less than a year, the abyss passageway of the Eight Purgatories will reopen, and I will leave this place at first notice.”
“What does that have to do with my eye?” Lawton’s face immediately turned dark.
“You may have become the monarch of this purgatory by then.” Qin Lie grinned at Lawton before continuing, “You may even think that keeping me with you is a good idea. But if I have your eye, then I can bargain with you and get out of Yellow Springs Purgatory without worries.”
A high rank Abyss Devil like Lawton would undergo atavism upon ascending to rank ten. He would transform into a perfect giant Abyss Devil, and his flesh, blood, internal organs, and bones would be completely reborn.
Even if Qin Lie were to cut off his arm or take an ear from him right now, Lawton could easily regrow them back after reaching rank ten.
To his knowledge, the eye was the only organ that wouldn’t change too much after an Abyss Devil had ascended to rank ten.
Moreover, they couldn’t regrow their eyes back even then.
“You want to use my eye in exchange for your freedom, is that it?” yelled Lawton.
Qin Lie replied calmly, “That is one possibility. Of course, the greater possibility is you being killed by your father before you reach rank ten.”
“You need to stay alive, reach rank ten, and hope on your father being heavily wounded to have a small chance to become the new monarch.”
“If everything goes according to plan, only then your eye will become useful to me.”
Lawton stayed silent for a moment before asking, “What if I refuse?”
Qin Lie narrowed his eyes as his expression turned cold. “I can kill you as easily as turning my palm before you reach rank ten.”
Lawton stared at him for a long time. In the end, he gritted his teeth and dug out his left eye with his sharp left hand.
He did it without hesitation, and threw it at Qin Lie.
“Very nice. You are as ruthless as a fellow who can kill their own siblings without mercy can be,” praised Qin Lie before putting Lawton’s hateful eyeball into his spatial ring.
Lawton’s now empty left eye socket bled profusely, painting his usually handsome features into something incredibly gruesome and scary.
“Keep my eye well!” growled Lawton.
Qin Lie waved a hand to send Lawton off. “I hope you can improve your bloodline to rank ten as soon as possible. Only then will you be able to draw away your father’s attention and buy more time for me.”
“Who are you? I want to know your name!” Lawton said angrily.
“My name is Qin Lie.”
“Qin Lie! I remember you now! I’ll never forget your name!”
Lawton growled through gritted teeth before his thin body turned into a beam of purple light and flew toward the other side of the Nether River.
A while later, his figure had disappeared completely.
“I hope that you’ll live as well,” muttered Qin Lie to himself with indifferent eyes.
He slowly descended from the air and submerged into the Nether River.
Then, he cut away all jumbled thoughts and distractions from his mind.
His mind and focus were fully concentrated, Lawton could no longer distract him.
“Rank nine bloodline is when the flaw of the Perfect Blood will manifest itself. It may cause me to explode and die…”
He thought to himself as his eyes—the only thing that remained above the Nether River—flashed with worry.
After collecting the truth fragments inside the Nether River and putting them together, he was gradually able to awaken from his maddened state.
He took the time to recall everything that had happened so far.
His one-level Soul Altar flew out of his head and floated in front of him.
He stared at the purple crystal embedded inside his Soul Altar, the crystal that was recorded with the inheritance of the dead souls. It had grown much bigger since he absorbed the truth fragments in the Nether River.
The purple crystal had originated from the power of dead souls Xillin had gathered in the Profound Yin Nether Sea. The powerful of dead souls originated from an impossibly powerful Abyss Devil.
His Soul Altar was tempered from an Origin Crystal, and the Origin Crystal was the core of a primitive Abyss level...
Maybe that was why the purple crystal was able to merge with his Soul Altar.
While he was thinking to himself, he acutely noticed that the Abyss Devil Race bloodline crystals inside his second heart were unusually active.
It had the God Race bloodline, the Demon Spirits of Space and Time bloodline, and the Spirits of Void and Chaos bloodline completely suppressed.
In fact, he had a vague feeling that his Abyss Devil Race bloodline was planning to assimilate all three bloodline systems into itself.
This meant that the Abyss Devil Race bloodline would be the only bloodline left in his body, and that he would truly transform into a pure-blooded Lord of the Abyss.
“Wait, that’s not right…”
He perceived his bloodlines calmly for a little longer and realized that the three seemingly inferior bloodlines were not actually as meek as they seemed.
The Blaze Family bloodline’s activity was especially obvious. Its flames of destruction burned quietly inside his first heart as if it was gathering its strength bit by bit.
When he paid even closer attention to it, he discovered that it was secretly drawing refined flesh and blood energy from his Flesh Filling Tombstone.
It was as if his bloodline was waiting for itself to reach a critical point before igniting its deadly flames and attacking the Abyss Devil Race bloodline in full force.
Even the Demon Spirit of Space and Time bloodline and the Spirit of Void and Chaos bloodline seemed to be lying in wait for that critical moment…
Qin Lie swore out loud with an ugly look on his face when he noticed the unusual activities.
He had a feeling that all four of his bloodlines would erupt into a great war against one another when the God Race bloodline had gathered enough strength from the Flesh Filling Tombstone.
When that happened, it was extremely likely that he would literally explode and die.
“Is this the flaw of the Perfect Blood they say? These four different bloodlines all exist inside my body at the same time, but not only are they incompatible with each other, they would clash from time to time or even break out in an all out war at a certain timing!”
He gradually realized that neither the first voodoo creature nor Li Xin were lying to him.
It was looking more and more likely that he would encounter a tribulation at rank nine bloodline. One misstep could mean the death of him.
“The Ancient Life Tree, I need that Ancient Life Tree!”
Only now he recalled the Ancient Life Tree he had left behind at the Frost Desolation Abyss, but there was no way to travel back immediately even if he wanted to.
Moreover, because his connection to his subsouls had been severed, he didn’t know that the Ancient Life Tree had been moved out the Frost Desolation Abyss.
He didn’t know about the Dark Soul Beast avatar’s movements either.
“It looks like I must seek out the God Race once I’ve finished gathering all the fragments inside the Nether River. Otherwise, this flaw in my bloodline can potentially kill me.”
He muttered to himself and withdrew his Soul Altar. Then, he started gathering the scattered secrets inside the Nether River using the purple crystal once more.