Auston’s explanation shocked and refreshed Qin Lie and Ming Xiao’s knowledge of the strange wonders that exists in the world.
“Chaos Soul Realm…”
This was the first time Qin Lie heard of a place that was even more mysterious than the Chaos Blood Realm.
“The abyss passageway is no longer blocked. From hereon, you’ll be able to travel between purgatories or leave whenever you wish.”
Auston added, “Most of the foreign Abyss Devils had rushed back to their purgatories after hearing that the dust has settled in Nine Hells Purgatory, and that Castor has awakened from his slumber.”
“They’re rushing back to stop Castor’s remaining avatars from awakening.”
He shot Ling Yushi a glance before saying, “You don’t need to worry about her. I’ll watch over her for as long as she remains in Nine Hells Purgatory. I promise you that she’ll remain free from external influence.”
“Whoosh! Whoosh whoosh!”
While Auston was still speaking, Qin Lie noticed that the Abyss Devils up in the sky were gradually leaving Nether City.
The Abyss Devils from the Frost Desolation Abyss such as Dawson should’ve heard the news and left already.
Their movement had alerted Qin Hao, Qin Shan, and the rest of the human experts immediately.
The Flame Emperor and the Ice Emperor also walked out of their cultivation grounds and asked to take their leave.
“The Ice Emperor, the Flame Emperor, and the Genesis Realm martial practitioners of the Ji Family and Sky Mender Palace will be returning to Spirit Realm,” Qin Hao said after meeting Qin Lie. “I’ll be visiting the rest of the Abyss Purgatories.”
Auston shot him a meaningful look before saying, “You’re certainly powerful enough to visit any Abyss Purgatory. But please be careful. It would be bad if the Devil Monarchs were to misunderstand your intentions.”
He knew that Qin Hao was planning to take action against Castor’s avatars for the sake of his son.
He had witnessed Qin Hao’s strength with his own eyes. He knew that Qin Hao was powerful enough to engage any Devil Monarch in a direct fight.
“Hmm. I’ll send them a message and inform them that we all share the same goal,” Auston said.
“Thank you,” Qin Hao said.
“If you don’t mind, I’d like to stay in Nether City for a bit longer,” Ming Xiao asked politely.
Auston nodded and gave his permission. “Do as you wish.”
He was the Devil Monarch of Nine Hells Purgatory, and Ming Xiao was Austin’s descendant. So technically, Ming Xiao was his junior.
The blood tie they shared was the only reason he granted Ming Xiao, a foreign rank ten Abyss Devil, permission to stay at Nine Hells Purgatory for an extended period of time. Normally, this would be against the laws of the Abyss.
“If possible, you should minimize your Soul Beast avatar’s activity in the Abyss Purgatories, Qin Lie.” Auston pondered for a moment before continuing, “The Abyss Devils of the purgatories don’t share a good relationship with the Soul Race. Nine Hells Purgatory doesn’t mind your presence, but the same cannot be said for other purgatories.”
“I see.” Qin Lie nodded thoughtfully while replying.
He knew that most of the major incidents in the Abyss Purgatories had something to do with the Imperial Soul Monarch. That was why the Great Lords of the Eight Purgatories hated the Soul Race more than the Spirit Race and the God Race.
If they were to learn that his avatar was a Soul Race clansman, it would probably land him in a lot of criticisms.
“I will leave,” he stated his intention clearly.
“I’m the Nine Hells Monarch. I permit you to travel in and out of Nine Hells Purgatory as you wish. However, you should avoid the rest of the Eight Purgatories for now. They’ll only listen to you after the Flaming Sun Abyss has fully transformed into a purgatory,” Auston said.
Somewhere in the universe.
Qin Lie’s Blood Soul Beast avatar was leading Gutas, Badi, Kun Luo, Xinda, and Tia across the dark vacuum of space.
A couple of desolate, barren asteroids were scattered beside the Blood Soul Beast avatar. They didn’t reflect even a bit of light.
The Blood Soul Beast had been away from Spirit Realm for a very long time.
When he had lost contact with his main body, the two avatars learned that there were only two places his main body could be trapped in—the Eight Purgatories or the Dark Shadow World.
His Dark Soul Beast avatar had gone to Nether Realm in hopes of travelling to Nine Hells Purgatory through the Nine Soul Hell.
His Blood Soul Beast avatar had left with its five Night Ghosts soul servants through the spatial whirlpool they had used to come in before in search for an entrance to the Dark Shadow World.
Later on, after his main body had obtained the Galaxy Mirror, the Blood Soul Beast avatar was able to reestablish his connection with his main body and learn that the latter was trapped in Yellow Springs Purgatory.
The Dark Soul Beast avatar had led Dawson and a dozen or so Great Lords of the Abyss to Nine Hells Purgatory while his main body focused on absorbing Yellow Springs Purgatory and becoming the Devil Monarch of Flaming Sun Purgatory. However, the Blood Soul Beast avatar hadn’t turned around and returned to Spirit Realm.
It was because the Blood Soul Beast avatar had spent a long time traveling across the universe. His experience gave Qin Lie much knowledge and insight to the vast and mysterious universe around him.
That was why he decided to keep his Blood Soul Beast avatar on exploration duty.
“Master, where should we go now that we’re no longer searching for the Dark Shadow World?”
Gutas suddenly asked a question from atop a cold, brown-colored asteroid. His eyeballs were glowing brightly.
Gutas was a Bone Race clansman, but he was exiled from his race for committing a grave crime. He joined the Night Ghosts to survive amid the stars.
“I have no goals in mind for now,” the Blood Soul Beast avatar replied indifferently.
“We’ve… entered the Bone Race’s territory. The stars and realms ahead of us all belong to the Bone Race.” Gutas clearly looked anxious. “It won’t be long before we run into the Bone Race, and my reputation there is pretty bad. I’m worried that I’ll land you in trouble if they recognize me, master.”
“The Bone Race?” The Blood Soul Beast avatar looked surprised.
Salleh’s image suddenly appeared in his mind.
Salleh had stayed at the Frost Desolation Abyss for a long time, studying the corpse refinement art with Miao Fengtian. Miao Fengtian had achieved huge breakthroughs in his art thanks to him.
Qin Lie had good impression of Salleh. He wasn’t expecting to get close to the Bone Race’s territory while he was travelling aimlessly.
Due to his five soul servants, his knowledge on universe’s secrets and his insight to the Bone Race, the Winged Race, and the Earth Demon Race had improved a little.
He knew that the Bone Race was only inferior to the four transcendent bloodline races in the entire galaxy.
“The Bone Race also shares a terrible relationship with the Soul Race, and right now you’re a Soul Race clansman…” Gutas continued.
“The Bone Race shares a bad relationship with the Soul Race? Why’s that?” Qin Lie asked curiously.
“The Bone Race used to serve Lord Castor, and they’d killed many Soul Race clansmen and dealt them a severe blow in the past,” Gutas explained.
“Castor!” Surprised, Qin Lie ordered, “Tell me everything you know in detail.”
His Blood Soul Beast avatar slowly shrank in size until he was in human form.
“I’ll be quicker if I share my memory directly,” Gutas said.
A soul thought passed through the network and entered the Soul Tree immediately.
Gutas’ memory suddenly became a part of Qin Lie.
He immediately became privy to the conflict between the Bone Race and the Soul Race, and the shameful past of the Bone Race.Previous Chapter Next Chapter