Spirit Realm, Sky Bearing City.
A bunch of Phantasm Stones, Frost Star Stones, Fate Crystals, Ethereal Jades, and Lightning Diverting Stones were piled together to form a huge hexagonal platform.
Those who were well-versed in the power of space—Miao Yizi, Chen Li, and the Evil Infant Boy—worked to refine the platform under Qin Shan’s guidance.
This was a large-scale realm entrance that was connected to God Realm.
“It’s almost done, isn’t it?”
The forefather of the Ji Family, Ji Dan stared at the hexagonal platform expectantly and asked with a smile on his face.
Qin Shan returned the smile and nodded slowly, saying, “If everything goes smoothly, the platform should be complete very soon.”
Not long after the restrictions at the abyss passageway of Nine Hells Purgatory had disappeared, Qin Shan and the Genesis Realm experts of the Ji Family and Sky Mender Palace were aided by the Nine Hells Monarch Auston and sent to the Frost Desolation Abyss.
After that, they teleported to Boluo Realm through the realm entrance of the Frost Desolation Abyss first, then to Sky Bearing City.
Without Qin Lie’s Galaxy Mirror, they would have to pass through the Frost Desolation Abyss every time they returned to Spirit Realm.
After returning from Nine Hells Purgatory, the experts of Spirit Realm from all races had gathered together at Sky Bearing City.
They were there because they wanted to know what was going on.
After the Genesis Realm experts of the Ji Family and Sky Mender Palace had gone away, the Vermillion Bird Realm had vanished without warning. The eight god corpses, Miao Fengtian, Jiang An, Xue Li, and so on were also pulled into Flaming Sun Purgatory because of Qin Lie.
Many Spirit Realm experts didn’t understand what these series of changes meant.
They thought that they were signs of one or multiple foreign races acting to attack Spirit Realm again.
Qin Shan’s return to Spirit Realm made the forces at the Central World realize that something huge had happened in the Abyss Purgatories, and that Qin Lie was probably the driving force behind most of the unusual activities recently.
Knowing that recent happenings had nothing to do with powerful foreign races, the experts of Spirit Realm’s races finally calmed down.
“Where’s Qin Lie? When… when will he be coming back?”
Song Tingyu asked with a reserved expression next to the incomplete realm entrance.
Tang Siqi, Li Mu, and Duan Qianjie were there as well.
Qin Shan turned around to give her a warm smile before saying, “Don’t worry, that boy is doing fine. His true body is currently at Flaming Sun Purgatory, and his Dark Soul Beast avatar is at God Realm. You should be able to see him after the realm entrance is complete.”
“Okay.” Song Tingyu stopped asking questions after that.
As time progressed, Qin Lie had slowly became the most famous person in Spirit Realm. His strength especially had reached a level where almost everyone had to look up to him with respect.
For the past few years, Song Tingyu’s time with Qin Lie had been steadily decreasing, her longing for him growing bigger and bigger as a result.
It was to the point where Song Tingyu was starting to miss the days where Qin Lie was still weak.
Qin Lie wasn’t nearly as strong as he was now, and Boluo Realm and Flaming Sun Island were living under the shadow that was the six great Silver rank forces at the time.
They had spent those days living in constant fear toward danger.
But at least they got to see each other frequently at the time. These days, they only saw each other once every few years.
In fact, Qin Lie was spending less and less time in Spirit Realm.
Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi had worked very hard to catch up with Qin Lie, but their talents and bloodline were ordinary at best. Their progress never exceeded expectations.
Moreover, they realized that the power gap between them and Qin Lie had grown so wide that it was simply impossible to catch up.
Depressed and powerless, they eventually stopped trying to catch up to Qin Lie in terms of cultivation. Instead, Song Tingyu put most of her focus on Flaming Sun Island, and Tang Siqi on artifact forging.
Qin Lie’s long period of disappearance had unsettled them... They felt like he was going to vanish from their lives.
That was why they had rushed over from Flaming Sun Island at first notice. They both wanted to know how Qin Lie was doing.
Qin Shan seemed to realize their troubles, because he hesitated for just a moment before explaining, “After that boy has stepped out of Spirit Realm and entered the vast universe, the opponents he encountered were only stronger than the other. It was to the point where he couldn’t afford the time or effort to do something that didn’t involve improving his own strength. He misses the both of you as well, but the situation outside is an ever-changing pot of chaos. The only way he could survive and fight for a new future for Spirit Realm was to surpass his own limits again and again.”
“We understand,” Tang Siqi replied softly.
“Old patriarch, we’re almost ready.” It was at this moment Miao Yizi flew down from the realm entrance and landed next to Qin Shan.
She looked as pretty as an immortal on her newly completed seven-level Soul Altar.
While Qin Lie was fighting in the Eight Purgatories, Miao Yizi had successfully reached early stage of the Genesis Realm thanks to the Qin Family’s giant reservoir of resources.
At first, she had felt quite proud of her own achievement. She thought that she finally had the power to earn her place in the Qin Family.
However, after her senior brother Chen Lin returned and told her everything that had happened in the Abyss Purgatories, a new wave of powerlessness washed over her.
Qin Hao, the man she used to worship was currently a nine-level Soul Altar expert who stood at the pinnacle of power. He had proven himself to be a worthy adversary of one of the strongest experts in the entire universe, Great Sage Tian Qi and the Spirit Race’s Patriarch, Assad.
Qin Lie’s improvement was even more shocking. Somehow, he was about to become a Devil Monarch of the Eight Purgatories.
Chen Lin had told her exactly what it meant to become a Devil Monarch…
Besides that, she learned that Qin Lie had also won the recognition of all five God Race families. She learned that Qin Lie was the reason why the God Race was doing so much to help Spirit Realm.
Finally, she learned that the construction of the large-scale realm entrance in front was directed by Qin Shan, but the God Race had played a huge support role as well.
Every time she compared the Qin Lie from over three hundred years ago and now, she couldn’t help but feel emotional.
Her memory of the old Qin Lie had become so blurry she couldn’t even remember him properly.
On the other hand, the current Qin Lie was so dazzling that she couldn’t help but feel ashamed at her own inferiority.
“Alright, I’m going to activate the realm entrance,” Qin Shan said with a smile.
He then flew to the hexagonal platform and landed on its roof.
“You are?” Tang Siqi asked while looking at Miao Yizi.
“She’s Aunt Miao,” Song Tingyu explained softly.
She was busy dealing with the outer realms lately, so Miao Yizi was naturally a familiar face to her. Tang Siqi’s main trade was artifact forging, which was why she didn’t know about Miao Yizi until now.
Both Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi thought themselves to be Qin Lie’s wives since a long time ago. Qin Lie addressed Miao Yizi as “Aunt Miao”, so it was only right that they address her by the same title.
“Aunt Miao…” Miao Yizi looked a bit weirded out by the way they addressed her. She nodded once and said, “Yes, I guess I am… old compared to both of you.”
“You’re not old at all, Aunt Miao. You’re a Genesis Realm martial practitioner, and your lifespan is even longer than ours,” Song Tingyu replied in a hurry.
“It doesn’t matter how long I live… the seniority never changes,” Miao Yizi replied with a shake of the head.
For some reason, her image of Qin Hao and Qin Lie would sometimes overlap one another as time progressed.
In fact, her image of Qin Lie was stronger than Qin Hao’s these days.
“How’s the realm entrance, Old Duan? When are you going to complete this realm entrance?”
On the other side, Li Mu teased Duan Qianjie suddenly with a smile.
“You can wait for another hundred years or so,” Duan Qianjie said with a snort.
Li Mu and Duan Qianjie had entered the Void Realm a long time ago. They were currently five-level Soul Altar experts, and together with the Forefather Terminator Nan Zhengtian they were known as the strongest trio of the Land of Chaos.
Li Mu especially had been progressing at light speed ever since he entered the Void Realm. He even looked like he was going to surpass Nan Zhengtian pretty soon.
Barely a dozen or so years had passed since he constructed the fifth level of his Soul Altar, but the man was showing signs of breakthrough again.
Even Nan Zhengtian admitted that Li Mu’s patient and steady cultivation during the Imperishable Realm was finally starting to pay off with interest.
“Who would’ve thought, huh?” Li Mu said emotionally. “Who would’ve thought that this boy, Qin Lie, would be the one to change the entire landscape of the Land of Chaos and Spirit Realm?”
He chuckled a bit to himself before adding, “I knew he was a little odd when I first saw him at Icestone City.”
“But I never thought he would be able to reach such incredible heights.”
Duan Qianjie pondered for a moment before replying, “He hadn’t relied on the Qin Family. Everything he has today is the fruits of his own labor.”
“I know. That’s why I’m all the more stunned by his achievements,” Li Mu said with a sigh.
The giant, hexagonal platform suddenly shone like the sun.
Rays of divine light slowly weaved together to form a realm entrance. A powerful spatial energy emanated from it.
Qin Lie’s Dark Soul Beast avatar slowly appeared inside the newly formed realm entrance. He was currently in human form.
The five patriarchs of the God Race had also arrived. They were standing behind Qin Lie.
As the people stared at Qin Lie and the five patriarchs of the God Race, they knew that the Hundred Races of Spirit Realm had finally, truly taken their first steps into the outside world. It was only a matter of time before they became one with the universe just like so many other races before them.
After living with only themselves for billions of years, Spirit Realm had finally become connected with the millions of races of the universe.