Chapter 1671: Loss and Gain

When his subsoul was still at rank nine, he had used the Light of Annihilation to beat the Lizard Progenitor.

Now that he was at rank ten soulline, and there was an entire clump of Light of Annihilation right in front of him, he wanted to see if he could use it to create a miracle again.

“Whoosh!”

His soul looked like a bluish green ghost fire as it flew away from the Nether City.

An instant later, his soul had appeared in the middle of the Abyss Devils and the human experts.

“Qin Lie!”

The Ice Emperor immediately noticed his presence. Surprised, he said hurriedly, “Your soul seems a little weakened. Why are you here?”

By now, the Great Lords of the Abyss had calmed down after listening to Auston’s explanation.

Dawson was also working to persuade the allies he had brought from other Abyss levels.

The situation had just stabilized a bit, and Qin Lie’s soul aura was clearly much weaker than before.

Of course, the Ice Emperor knew it was because Qin Lie had used up too much soul energy to destroy the Nine Souls Hell Austin’s soul fragments had transformed into.

He didn’t think that Qin Lie could help them at his weakened state and without his Dark Soul Beast avatar.

“Swhoosh!”

However, the Ice Emperor quickly realized after his question that the Light of Annihilation was flying toward Qin Lie’s soul.

Right now, most of the Light of Annihilation was drawn away by Qin Hao and used against Assad and the Spirit Race experts.

But after Qin Lie’s soul had arrived, some of the Light of Annihilation started flying towards Qin Lie instead.

They engulfed Qin Lie in just the blink of an eye.

“Qin…”

The Flame Emperor’s expression changed drastically. For a second, he thought that Qin Lie’s soul had been melted by the Light of Annihilation.

He knew very well how deadly the Light of Annihilation was. It was capable of corroding both the physical body and the soul into nothing.

That was why he thought that the Light of Annihilation had killed Qin Lie.

“Qin Lie!”

Ji Dan, Hua Tianqiong, and the rest of the human experts were screaming as well.

The vassals of the Qin Family especially were seriously worried when they saw that Qin Lie had been engulfed by the Light of Annihilation.

“He’s fine, his… soul is still alive,” the Ice Emperor said suddenly.

“What?” The Flame Emperor calmed down and used his soul perception.

His eyes lit up immediately.

“Eh? That boy…”

Russell, one of the Great Lords of the Abyss who had teleported here from the Frost Desolation Abyss was also staring at Qin Lie’s soul in shock.

“What’s wrong?” Dawson asked.

His soul perception was slightly weaker than Russell's. That was why he didn’t realize what was going on with Qin Lie immediately.

It didn’t take him too long to arrive at the same conclusion, however.

The Light of Annihilation falling in from the giant hole continued to gather around Qin Lie’s soul. Rays of mysterious light intertwined and converged with one another like muscles and veins until a human form slowly emerged in the end.

It was a human made of Light of Annihilation!

A pair of bluish green ghost flames burned in the figure’s eye sockets.

“Qin Lie can control the Light of Annihilation just like his father!” Dawson exclaimed in astonishment.

“He, he…” The Flame Emperor was just as shocked.

Both the Abyss Devils and the human experts were stunned by Qin Lie’s feat.

“Hmm!”

Attracted by the commotion, Qin Hao sneaked a peak at Qin Lie while he was attacking Assad with the Light of Annihilation.

When he realized that Qin Lie’s subsoul had attracted the Light of Annihilation and created a body for itself, he immediately started laughing loudly.

His laugh was filled with joy and pride.

“Whoosh!”

Now wielding a body made of Light of Annihilation, Qin Lie looked at Tian Qi and fired a beam of light from his eyes.

“Sizzle!”

The meteor made of Light of Annihilation cut through the air like a sharp blade and left behind a river of light, causing foreign lights and unusual storms to spill out of it.

The Nine Hells Monarch roared loudly when he felt Qin Lie calling out to him with his action.

He roared angrily and caused the earth of Nine Hells Purgatory to shake violently. The sky itself seemed to have transformed into invisible mountains as they pressed down on Tian Qi menacingly.

At the same time, countless purple patterns floated out Auston’s pupils like purple lotuses.

They immediately surrounded the space where Tian Qi was flying.

“Boom!”

The lotuses pulled strongly at Tian Qi, causing the latter to shoot a meaningful look at Auston before attempting to cast yet another secret art.

“Bang!”

However, the light inside Auston’s soul origin suddenly vanished without warning.

Tian Qi’s expression changed slightly.

The light was the power he had applied to Auston’s thread of fate earlier.

He didn’t expect Auston to be able to break free from his power after unleashing his full power.

“Well, he is the creator of Nine Hells Purgatory and the Devil Monarch…”

While Tian Qi was muttering to himself, he abruptly realized that he was slowly losing control over his own soul. The purple lotuses were pulling at his soul some sort of giant magnet, threatening to separate it from his body.

“Sizzle!”

At the same time, Qin Lie’s Light of Annihilation flew in while Tian Qi was distracted.

For the first time, Tian Qi looked like he was  fully serious. It was only now did he feel that the situation had gone a bit out of hand.

“Qin Hao possesses the power of destruction, and he can control the Light of Annihilation. Auston can break free from the threads of fate. Qin Lie can make a body out of the Light of Annihilation. Even the most important pawn, Austin, had been killed completely…”

Tian Qi muttered to himself and reevaluated the battle before him.

It was impossible to stop Castor from resurrecting after his avatars at Yellow Springs Purgatory and Nine Hells Purgatory had awakened.

He had also obtained the Spirit Race’s lost artifact, the Scepter of Fate, and helped Austin to return to Nine Hells Purgatory.

Long story short, he had already achieved all of his main objectives.

“Well, there’s no need to help Castor at all costs…”

Although Auston and Qin Lie were attacking him from two sides, Tian Qi spared a moment to check how Assad and the Spirit Race warriors were doing. He discovered that Qin Hao was scattering them with the Light of Annihilation and his nine-level Soul Altar, looking much like a god of war.

It would probably cost a lot of lives to kill Qin Hao at his current level.

Moreover, success wasn’t even guaranteed.

“Is this why Lieyan Yuan hadn’t shown up himself? Did he want me to deal with his troublesome son-in-law?”

While Tian Qi was thinking to himself, time around him suddenly became incredibly slow.

By slowing time, he was able to think through all possibilities and weigh the loss and gains before coming to a decision.

“Castor, why don’t you send your avatar away from Nine Hells Purgatory for a while?” Tian Qi said suddenly.

He decided to cut his losses.


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