“What? Y-you’re about to transform into a new Devil Monarch? What the hell is happening to this Yellow Springs Purgatory?” Li Xin asked.
“Why haven’t you left?” Qin Lie replied with a question of his own.
“The old master could only send me in. The abyss passageway is the only way I can leave this purgatory, but it has been closed all this time. I couldn’t leave even if I wanted to!” Li Xin said urgently.
“Aren’t you connected with the God Race?” Qin Lie asked in surprise.
“No, I’m not. I came here to deliver you that Ancient Life Tree, that’s all,” Li Xin immediately replied.
“Ancient Life Tree?” Qin Lie’s face suddenly turned cold.
Everything would’ve been still fine if Li Xin hadn’t brought up that Ancient Life Tree. But he did, and Qin Lie’s anger immediately rose to his head.
“What? Is something wrong?” Li Xin asked in surprise when he saw Qin Lie’s expression.
“What’s wrong? Something’s wrong alright!” Qin Lie sneered as he said, “Lieyan Yuan’s unique imprint is inside that Ancient Life Tree! That imprint is meant to control my bloodline!”
Li Xin’s ugly face immediately grew much worse when he heard this.
His eyes were filled with astonishment. He seemed to have no idea that Lieyan Yuan had done such a thing, and he had no idea how he should answer Qin Lie.
A while later, the lawful power of the Abyss grew even stronger.
Li Xin panted heavily as more translucent blood droplets seeped out of his body and entered his bloodline.
He calmed down for a moment before replying bitterly, “I, I was simply following orders. I had no idea what was inside that Ancient Life Tree.”
“Following orders…” Qin Lie frowned at him.
Smiling bitterly, Li Xin stopped talking and stared at Qin Lie with a pitiful look.
A while later, even Qin Lie could feel that lawful powers of the Abyss were growing stronger and stronger.
He even noticed that even Li Xin’s skin was breaking apart little by little.
He immediately figured out that Li Xin was going to crumble and be crushed alongside the bloody light he conjured in at most a minute.
After hesitating for a moment, Qin Lie finally said, “When you were at Spirit Realm, you helped deal with the Asura Race and the disobedient Sea Kings of the Sea Race. I suppose I owe you a favor.”
“Today, I shall return the favor and send you away from here. From this moment onward, you and I no longer owe each other.”
After that, he opened the star door and said, “Now go!”
Li Xin’s eyes lit up before he stared at Qin Lie for a long time. Then, he summoned all his power and flew right through the star door.
The moment Li Xin was gone, Qin Lie could feel that his connection with the Flaming Sun Abyss had become even tighter than before.
The energy ring Castor had gifted him earlier burned hot and bright in his Soul Altar.
Countless complex and strange ancient language of the Abyss and lines containing peculiar truths in them kept flashing from inside the energy ring.
He immediately understood that he would need to digest the profound secrets of the Abyss imprinted on that energy ring. Only then would he be able to master his purgatory after it had fully assimilated Yellow Springs Purgatory and transformed into Flaming Sun Purgatory.
“I need to work as fast as possible…”
That wasn’t all. He had a feeling that his true body wouldn’t be able to leave this place until he was done studying the truths of power of that energy ring. It was because his true body shared a special connection with the Flaming Sun Abyss.
He abruptly appeared at Nine Hells Purgatory using the Galaxy Mirror and created a star door immediately.
After sending Li Xin to the Frost Desolation Abyss, the Great Lords of the Abyss who had grown impatient since a long time ago finally started stepping into Nine Hells Purgatory one by one.
The Great Lords of the Abyss weren’t the only ones who entered Nine Hells Purgatory. Qin Lie had decided to send his Dark Soul Beast avatar too.
He had a feeling that his main body would be stuck in the Flaming Sun Abyss for a very long time to come. It was because he needed to study the new truths of power of the Abyss.
He probably wouldn’t be able to leave until Flaming Sun Abyss had fully transformed into an Abyss Purgatory.
Since his main body wouldn’t be able to watch over his friends and family in Nine Hells Purgatory, he sent his Dark Soul Beast avatar to do his bidding instead.
After everything was done, his main body hurried back to the Flaming Sun Abyss and entered secluded cultivation immediately.
His mind became muddied as he started perceiving the truths of power of the “Magnetic Storm” imprinted inside his Soul Altar.
Moreover, his Abyss Devil Race bloodline slowly grew active on its own as if it was synchronizing with his soul’s progress somehow. Minute changes started happening to it.
At Nine Hells Purgatory.
His Dark Soul Beast avatar immediately left on his lonesome after arriving at Nine Hells Purgatory with Dawson and the Great Lords of the Abyss.
He had made sure that the star door appeared somewhere far away from Nether City. He didn’t want these Great Lords of the Abyss to get close to it at all.
Their current location was at least several hundred thousands kilometers away from Nether City.
For now, he believed that it was unlikely for Dawson and the rest of the Great Lords of the Abyss to make contact with Nether City.
Unfortunately, his main body had returned to the Flaming Sun Abyss. Without his main body or the Galaxy Mirror, he wouldn’t be able to reach Nether City instantly.
The Dark Soul Beast avatar had to assume his main body’s appearance in order to avoid trouble, so his travel speed had declined even further.
There were a lot of Qin Family members, Gao Yu, Ling Xuanxuan, and many more old friends of his in the Nether City.
He needed to ensure that everything in the Nether City was fine. He also needed to inform them about the latest changes of Yellow Springs Purgatory as soon as possible.
He had no choice but to fly at top speed in his main body’s appearance.
On the way to the Nether City, he saw a lot of Abyss Devils and Spirit Race clansmen fighting one another.
Before he left, he recalled that almost all of the most powerful Abyss Devils were gathered near the abyss passageway. It was to prevent the Spirit Race from leaving.
Later on, Tian Qi forced him to seal the abyss passageway once again. Only then did the Spirit Race back away.
Qin Lie noticed that many of the Abyss Devils and Spirit Race warriors he saw were at rank nine bloodline. They were all part of the main force of the two armies.
This meant that the war between the Abyss Devils and the Spirit Race had probably spread from around the abyss passageway to the entire purgatory already.
The Abyss Devils of Nine Hells Purgatory had probably figured out that something had happened to the abyss passageway since reinforcements still had yet to arrive.
If the abyss passageway was closed, then there was no point guarding it at all.
The Spirit Race knew this as well. That was why they had backed away from the abyss passageway instead of engaging them in a do-or-die battle.
Naturally, the battle had spread out from around the abyss passageway to the entire purgatory.
The Dark Soul Beast avatar purposely hid his soul presence and flew inside the gray clouds.
He ran into several groups of fighting Abyss Devils and Spirit Race clansmen, but he ignored them all.
All he wanted to do right now was to reach Nether City as soon as possible.
Suddenly, he slowed down a bit while he was passing through a canyon.
After sensing the ground below him with his soul, his expression suddenly turned strange.
A group of Abyss Devils and Spirit Race clansmen were fighting in the canyon. The reason it caught his attention was because the participants were all people he was familiar with.