Deep in the center of the blazing flame.
There was a crimson meteor sitting quietly at the bottom of a volcano. Strange, fiery patterns crawled across its surface slowly like it had a life of its own.
The fiery patterns and the two words engraved in the ancient language of the Abyss, “Flaming Sun” were shining dazzlingly like a divine sun.
The laws, concepts, and truths of fire all seemed to be surging inside the fiery patterns.
Any living being who could survive its extreme environment and observe the fiery patterns would be able to understand the essence of fire.
It was a direct expression of the laws of power.
Right now, Qin Lie’s soul consciousness was hanging around the heart of volcano and observing the strange meteor.
The more he thought about it, the more he felt that this meteor that had somehow landed on the Vermillion Bird Realm was the crystal of the King of Flame Devils.
Wondering if his assumption was true, Qin Lie’s soul consciousness abruptly took action.
The God Realm, in the Temple of Gods.
Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar inhaled deeply before pointing a finger upward.
He drew the strange meteor submerged at the bottom of Flaming Sun Purgatory with soul energy.
Lieyan Zhao trembled as he stared blankly at the meteor in the sky, observing its fiery patterns.
For some reason, he felt like his bloodline was burning up the longer he stared at the fiery patterns.
A burning hot aura slowly emanated from the crimson meteor.
It was actually heating up the Temple of Gods.
Surprised, Qin Lie attempted to explain himself. “I’m just drawing that meteor with my soul energy like how you would draw a painting on a piece of paper. How is this…”
He could feel the temperature of the Temple of Gods rising because of the meteor he drew in midair.
Lieyan Zhao had the Blaze Family bloodline. Sparks were flying off his body even though he was doing nothing except glare at the illusory meteor.
It looked like Lieyan Zhao had learned some profound secrets of fire just by staring at the patterns.
“It’s just a picture?” Han Che exclaimed in astonishment.
Qin Lie nodded and said, “I’m currently observing the meteor with a wisp of my soul. I want to confirm if this is the crystal of the King of Flame Devils.”
His declaration shocked all five patriarchs of the God Race.
“W-where is this? How did you find this?” Lieyan Zhao stuttered.
It was clear that Lieyan Zhao had forgotten himself. He looked like he wanted to travel to the meteor right now.
“What’s wrong? Is it beneficial to your Blaze Family bloodline?” Kuang Jue asked.
Lieyan Zhao nodded repeatedly while saying, “The fiery patterns on that meteor contain the essence of fire. Even a mere picture is enough to boil my bloodline!”
“Then it has to be it!!” Yu Xi inhaled deeply before declaring, “If the rumors are true, then this meteor has to be the life crystal of the King of Flame Devils!”
Lieyan Zhao finally lost control of his bloodline and exploded into fire, heating up the entire Temple of Gods.
“You can stop projecting that meteor now!” An Hao said hurriedly.
Qin Lie realized his mistake and withdrew his soul energy immediately.
The meteor he drew with his soul energy vanished without a trace, and Lieyan Zhao’s rampaging bloodline magically subsided right after.
He kept taking deep breaths to calm himself down before saying, “That meteor… is most likely the life crystal of the King of Flame Devils!”
Qin Lie replied calmly, “The meteor is at Flaming Sun Purgatory right now. It has merged with my Soul Altar, and has the words ‘Flaming Sun’ on it.”
Every patriarch shot him a strange look when he heard this.
“Your luck is just…” An Hao shook his head while smiling.
“You’re practically the embodiment of luck and destiny,” Han Che said with a sigh.
Qin Lie didn’t grow proud because of their praises. Instead, he asked seriously, “Can this thing destroy Castor?”
“If you can learn everything on that meteor, even Castor at his peak would have to avoid you.” Yu Xi pondered for a moment before continuing, “However, Castor is not yet at his peak, so you can probably cause him some trouble if you use this properly. If I understand you correctly, the avatar at the Bone World right now isn’t at peak strength yet. So if you attack him with the power of fire on this meteor… I’m sure you’ll be able to defeat him for sure.”
“But how are you going to move it from Flaming Sun Purgatory to Bone World?” An Hao asked.
“I’m the creator of Flaming Sun Purgatory and the new Devil Monarch. I also have the Galaxy Mirror,” Qin Lie said with a smile.
“In that case… go give it a try,” Yu Xi said with a nod.
“Do it. I’ll head to the Bone World myself and see how my ‘old friend’ is doing,” Lieyan Zhao said.
“I”ll come with you,” Han Che also said.
Qin Lie was filled with confidence after hearing their assurances. He immediately tried moving the meteor at Flaming Sun Purgatory.
Meanwhile, at the Bone World.
Lartigau of the Bone Race said suddenly after careful deliberations, “Let Qin Lie go, Castor. He only came here because of us.”
Castor dressed in elegant purple clothes smiled and said, “Have you decided?”
Lartigau nodded and replied, “Yes, I have.”
Castor’s smile grew wider. “Very good. Qin Lie, you may leave with your soul slaves now.”
“Lord Castor!” Bick of the Eisenberg Family shouted.
Talon of the Night Ghosts wore an urgent look on his face as well.
Gutas, Kun Luo, Xin Da and Tia were originally experts of the Night Ghosts. However, Qin Lie had turned them all into his soul slaves.
He wanted Castor to kill Qin Lie and free his people from captivity.
He was sure that Castor had the power to do this.
“Relax.” Castor waved a hand to calm them down before explaining, “This Qin Lie is my chosen one. No matter how bright he shines, everything that he has is destined to be mine eventually, so I’m more than glad to see him grow stronger before my avatars return to their peak strength. After all, I’m the one who made him this powerful in the first place. So don’t worry, what’s yours will be yours eventually.”
“We will obey.”
Bick and Talon didn’t understand what Castor meant, but they dared not disobey his orders either. They had no choice but to swallow their grievances.
“Please go, Qin Lie… The Bone Race is no match for Castor,” Lartigau said while staring at Qin Lie. When he remembered how Castor had cruelly murdered the previous Bone Race patriarch, his fear grew even deeper. “We accept your good will, but we don’t wish to go extinct.”
“I’m sorry.” Bredo also apologized to Qin Lie.
Many Bone Race clansmen wanted to voice their own opinion, but they were all harshly silenced by their elders.
The Bone Race seniors who came later also showed great fear towards Castor.
When Lartigau finally decided to submit, a great sense of relief overcame their senses.
It was only then they realized that their fear of Castor hadn’t vanished despite millions of years.
“You know what? I’m not leaving,” Qin Lie said with a smile.