The Nine Hells Monarch Auston suddenly froze in surprise after arriving at Nether City and shouting at Tian Qi.
Qin Lie followed his gaze and found that he was staring at Demon God Ming Xiao.
“Who are you?” Auston asked curiously.
Although Ming Xiao hadn’t transformed into a giant Abyss Devil, he had purple hair and purple eyes.
At first glance, Ming Xiao looked like an ordinary high rank Abyss Devil. However, his power was immeasurable.
Auston was the Nine Hells Monarch. Although he didn’t notice Ming Xiao immediately because he was paying most of his attention to Tian Qi, he soon discovered that Ming Xiao’s bloodline activity was beyond that of a high rank Abyss Devil.
“I hail from the Nether Realm of Spirit Realm,” Ming Xiao answered.
“The Nether Realm…” Auston’s eyes flashed once before he turned to look at Ling Yushi arriving slowly from the back. He asked as if he just realized something, “What is your relationship with the Ling Family?”
“They are my descendants,” Ming Xiao answered evenly.
Ming Xiao was at rank ten bloodline, and had become a Great Lord of the Abyss long ago. No one in the Extreme Flame Abyss was able to stop him while he was rampaging there.
In fact, Ming Xiao’s Abyss Devil Race bloodline was constantly on the rise after he entered the Extreme Flame Abyss and now Nine Hells Purgatory.
That was why he didn’t feel like he was Auston’s inferior. He didn’t even feel much pressure from the Nine Hells Monarch.
“The Ling Family are your descendants...?” Auston pondered for a moment before asking another question, “If that’s the case, do you know where you come from? Do you know who’s the source of your Abyss Devil Race bloodline?”
His question puzzled Ming Xiao deeply. He said, “I’m still looking for my source.”
A pause later, Ming Xiao added, “I’m not sure why, but my bloodline has been very active ever since I entered Nine Hells Purgatory. Could it be…” He looked like he wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry at the possibility taking form in his mind.
He couldn’t possibly be related to the Nine Hells Monarch, could he?
Ling Yushi was at least several generations away from him, but her bloodline ability was related to the Nine Hells Monarch.
Technically speaking, Ling Yushi’s Dark Nether Race bloodline had come from him, so he should be related to Auston as well.
However, his bloodline was completely unrelated to Soul Hell.
It confused Ming Xiao greatly
“Nether Realm, Nether Realm…”
The Nine Hells Monarch muttered to himself before a flash of realization passed through his eyes.
But instead of continuing on the subject, he said, “Let’s talk again once we’ve dealt with the Spirit Race.”
Ming Xiao seemed to be looking forward to the upcoming conversation. He was certain that Auston knew something about the source of his bloodline, if not more.
Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar shrank into human form before landing in front of Qin Shan.
Dan Yuanqing, Chen Lin, Ling Xuanxuan, and the rest of the Ling Family members were gathered next to him.
“Are you all okay, grandpa?” Qin Lie asked urgently.
Qin Shan shook his head with an odd look on his face. “Where’s your main body?”
“My main body is stuck in Yellow Springs Purgatory right now. It won’t be able to return in a short time.” Qin Lie gave him a quick explanation before saying, “When did the Spirit Race attack you? Did you… suffer any casualties thus far?”
“Strangely enough, there haven’t been any real casualties yet,” Qin Shan said. He continued after thinking for a moment, “I have a feeling that the Spirit Race clansmen aren’t going all out, or we wouldn’t have been able to deal with them as easily as we have. That Tian Qi… is probably plotting something else. At the very least, killing us isn’t his only goal. I say this because those Spirit Race warriors hadn’t fused together with their demon pets. As you know, a Spirit Race warrior is at their best only after they’d fused together with demon pets.”
“This means that they aren’t using their true strength, and why we haven’t suffered any real casualties so far.”
Qin Lie was surprised to hear this. “But why is he causing all this commotion then?”
Qin Shan hesitated for a moment before replying, “I suspect that he’s trying to lure the Abyss Devils of Nine Hells Purgatory over.”
“What?” Qin Lie exclaimed in shock. “Do you seriously think he’s luring the locals over on purpose?” He couldn’t believe his ears.
It was then he noticed that there were only fifteen to sixteen rank ten bloodline warriors among the Spirit Race’s army.
This force might be enough to deal a severe blow to Nether City and kill many human Soul Altar experts after they fused together with their demon pets, but he wasn’t stupid enough to believe that it was enough to kill Auston and his subordinates.
And this was without accounting for Dawson and his allies.
“It’s just a guess. They did go all out despite not fusing with their demon pets,” Qin Shan said.
“No, you’re right. It is strange. This Tian Qi is full of devious ideas, and no one knows what he’s really thinking,” Qin Lie said doubtfully.
“Tian Qi! Tell me, why are you here at Nine Hells Purgatory?” Auston stared at Tian Qi with coolness and doubt.
Even the Nine Hells Monarch himself was suspecting Tian Qi’s motives.
At first, he thought that the Spirit Race was invading Nine Hells Purgatory purely to kill some Abyss Devils, bring back their carcasses and spread their fame throughout the galaxy.
However, the Spirit Race had been operating unhurriedly across the entire Nine Hells Purgatory ever since their arrival.
It was only after the abyss passageway had opened without warning that they panicked and tried to make an escape.
After the abyss passageway was closed again, the Spirit Race clansmen immediately returned to their leisurely pace and retreated from the abyss passageway immediately.
After that, the Spirit Race roamed the lands of Nine Hells Purgatory like they were on a holiday trip.
It was no wonder that Auston was completely confused. He had no idea what Tian Qi was trying to do.
“I’m sorry, but I cannot tell you why we’ve come to Nine Hells Purgatory for now,” Tian Qi replied with a smile.
He didn’t have a demon pet, and he looked as tiny as an ant compared to the gigantic Auston.
However, he looked unbelievably confident as he spoke. It was almost as if he was the true master of this battlefield.
His calm demeanor enraged Auston immediately. “Do you really think that everything is under your control, Tian Qi?!”
“It is, for now at least.” Tian Qi’s smile didn’t waver in the slightest.
“You will not do as you wish in Nine Hells Purgatory any longer!” Auston’s pressure immediately grew by leaps and bounds.
Everyone could see that he was gathering his strength. Everyone could sense the calm before the storm.
Qin Lie knew that Auston was about to unleash a series of devastating attacks on Tian Qi.
Meanwhile, a Spirit Race warrior who was listening to the conversation couldn’t help but ask Assad, “Chief, seriously, why are we here?”
In fact, a lot of Spirit Race warriors were panicking a little after Auston and Dawson’s arrival.
They all knew that they weren’t strong enough to fight against three forces alone. There was almost no way they could beat the two Abyss Devil forces and the newcomers of the Nether City.
“We are here to ensure a prosperous future for our race!” Assad answered seriously.