Barely a couple of minutes had passed since Rathain went in, but the Great Lord of the Abyss was clearly trying to escape for some reason. Moreover, something was blocking him from escaping.
Rathain was starting to bleed from his head from repeated impact against the spatial wall, but he clearly wasn’t going to change his mind anytime soon.
What the hell happened to him during the short time he was away? Why did he look so terrified and anxious?
Had Taurus become so strong that he could annihilate Rathain in just an instant?
Suddenly, a couple of godly chains wrapped around Rathain’s wings and pulled him back into Flaming Sun Purgatory.
After that, a thick veil of abyss devil energy covered up the spatial wall and prevented the Great Lords of the Abyss from seeing or sensing what was happening behind it.
No one could see what was happening to Rathain.
But it was obvious enough from the fear in his eyes. Death was nothing but certain.
“How is this possible?” a Great Lord of the Abyss exclaimed in shock and fear. “Taurus shouldn’t be nowhere strong enough to terrify Rathain this much!”
“It wasn’t Taurus,” Aschnaz finally replied directly. He turned around to look at the group of Great Lords of the Abyss before setting his gaze on Dawson of the Frost Desolation Abyss. He asked, “Dawson… How much do you know about that Qin Lie?”
The implication behind Aschnaz’s question was pretty obvious.
“That mixed-blood from Flaming Sun Purgatory? Was it really him?”
“Did he really kill Taurus?”
The Great Lords of the Abyss broke into a clamor. Although they’ve already realized the truth, they found it very difficult to swallow.
Qin Lie’s rise to the top was meteoric to say the least. The young man had become the ruler of Flaming Sun Purgatory in an incredibly short period of time, but the rest of them had spent at least a million years cultivating to rank ten!
Not even a century had passed since they heard of the name “Qin Lie” and the latter becoming a rank ten Great Lord of the Abyss.
That was just too bitter a pill to swallow.
“All I know is that Qin Lie had never suffered a loss since I knew him,” Dawson said with a wide grin. “It doesn’t matter who his opponent is— two Soul Race crown princes, Narsen of the Spirit Race, Castor or Tian Qi. Every time they clashed against Qin Lie, the boy always turned out to be the final victor. In my personal opinion, none of this is a coincidence.”
A pause later, he added, “That was why I never thought that he would be one-sidedly slaughtered by any Great Lord of the Abyss in this battle to become the Devil Monarch.”
“Narsen, Castor, Tian Qi…”
Aschnaz sucked in a deep breath and nodded slowly. He said, “Thank you. I understand now.”
He suddenly recalled Cohen’s words. The birth of an Abyss Master was always accompanied by countless miracles. One miracle could be counted as a coincidence, but a string of miracles was anything but.
“Everyone.” Aschnaz moved away from the entrance to Flaming Sun Purgatory after making up his mind. “I’m withdrawing from this battle to become the Devil Monarch. I wish you all luck in your future endeavors.”
“Aschnaz, are you sure?”
A lot of Great Lords of the Abyss were shaken by his withdrawal.
Aschnaz didn’t explain his reason to them. He simply smiled at Dawson and said, “Please say hello to Qin Lie for me when you meet him next time. Tell him that he’s welcomed to visit the Black Bog Abyss, and that my son Cohen will be very happy to see him.”
“I will,” Dawson replied with a nod.
“You too, Dawson. You are welcomed to visit the Black Bog Abyss too.” Aschnaz finished his reply with a laugh.
After that, he and the other Great Lords of the Black Bog Abyss flew into a black hole and left.
The rest of the Great Lords of the Abyss started reevaluating their decision after Aschnaz’s departure.
Hesitation gripped many of those who wanted to fight Qin Lie and replace him as the new Devil Monarch.
Individually, none of them was as strong as Aschnaz, and the latter had decided to withdraw from this fight. Taurus was the strongest among them, but he was probably dead already. Was there any point in staying anymore?
Everyone saw the fear and despair in Rathain’s expression. Most of them were at best Rathain’s equals.
“Perhaps this trip was a mistake.”
“Yes, this Qin Lie must be special to have become a Great Lord of the Abyss in such a short time.”
Another Great Lord of the Abyss announced his withdrawal before bidding goodbye to his fellow Great Lords of the Abyss.
The path to Flaming Sun Purgatory was still open, but no one dared to risk their lives and charge in after Rathain.
Meanwhile, inside Flaming Sun Purgatory, the the life crystal of Flame Devil King had engulfed Rathain in a sea of fire.
The Blaze Family’s Flesh Filling Tombstone was also assaulting Rathain’s body.
It didn’t take long before Rathain’s body started breaking apart.
The tentacle-like chains of the Flesh Filling Tombstone then pierced into Rathain’s flesh and began absorbing his refined flesh and blood energy.
“Swhoosh swhoosh swhoosh!”
A rich amount of refined flesh and blood energy flowed into the Flesh Filling Tombstone first. Then, they entered the eight god corpses.
All his god corpses were at rank nine bloodline. All they were missing was that final bit of power to reach rank ten and become the ultimate Titan Warrior. The god corpses roared angrily as they stood on the burning soil of Flaming Sun Purgatory.
Thanks to the Flesh Filling Tombstone, the god corpses were finally going to return tor peak strength!
“Aw, is it over already?”
Jiang An sighed regretfully beside the Origin Sea while staring at the dark red sky.
Everyone had seen how Qin Lie had killed Taurus and Rathain in succession.
Right now, the young man’s flesh and blood energy was far stronger than when he had first started fighting Taurus.
Earlier, Qin Lie was only four thousand meters tall, and his body hadn’t completely transformed yet. But now, he was seven thousand meters tall, and he felt like a volcano that could explode at any moment.
Qin Lie was much stronger than he was when Taurus first entered.
Jiang An and the others were certain that any Great Lord of the Abyss who came in would only be walking to their death, so they were hoping to enjoy the show just a bit longer.
“No one would be foolish enough to come in after this.” Vitas looked at Qin Lie reverently while saying, “Taurus and Rathain died far too quickly. It was so quick that they didn’t even have time to react. All rank ten Great Lords of the Abyss are highly intelligent, so they definitely won’t risk their lives when the situation is clearly disadvantageous. The fact that there are no new challengers means master’s position as the new Devil Monarch is finally solidified.”
“It won’t take too long before the news of master entering rank ten and becoming the eighth Devil Monarch of the Abyss Purgatory is spread throughout the universe!”
As if responding to Vitas’s words, Qin Lie sensed that his connection to Flaming Sun Purgatory was restored.
His soul could now swim to every corner of Flaming Sun Purgatory and pick out the soul activity of every Abyss Devil once more.
It was in that moment he realized that he had survived the cruel trial of the laws of the Abyss yet again.
The ancient laws of the Abyss had acknowledged his status, and he was now the proud eighth Devil Monarch of the Abyss Purgatories!