Chapter 507: Sudden Change!
“The six Pure Soul Springs I refined are no longer useful to me.”
The Thunder Crystal Beast let out a long breath.
The electric flames and arcing lightning that shrouded the Pure Soul Springs transformed into rainbow light and were swallowed by the thunder spirit.
The power protecting the six Pure Soul Springs disappeared, suddenly leaving them exposed.
A pristine, refreshing soul aura radiated from the thunder lagoon.
Song Tingyu and the others sitting around the thunder lagoon immediately became alert, their eyes bright with joy.
They could sense the wondrous presence of the Pure Soul Springs.
All of them were unable to suppress their curiosity. They turned and craned their necks to look down into the thunder lagoon..
Shocked by the aura of the Pure Soul Springs, Qin Lie instinctively looked up and said, “Throw me a few jade bottles.”
Du Xiangyang and Luo Chen immediately became nervous with excitement, happiness leaping to their faces. They hurriedly reached for the spatial rings and were about to take out some jade bottles to hold the Pure Soul Springs.
However, at that same moment, a sudden change took place!
When the electric flames and the arcing lightning were removed from the Pure Soul Springs, leaving nothing to restrain their clear soul auras from being released...
The Soul Suppressing Orb in Qin Lie’s forehead seemed to detect it.
Like a third eye opening, a bright light abruptly shone from his forehead.
From their position above Qin Lie, the others were temporarily blinded by the bright light. They couldn’t see what was happening in the lagoon.
This turn of events also stunned the Thunder Crystal Beast.
“Whoosh whoosh whoosh! Whoosh whoosh whoosh!”
As if moving of their own accord, the six Pure Soul Springs flowed toward Qin Lie’s forehead.
The Soul Suppressing Orb consumed all six streams of energy in the span of a few breaths, then receded back into Qin Lie’s forehead, going dormant.
Then, almost as soon as the Soul Suppressing Orb disappeared from sight, the Demon Sealing Tombstone emerged from Qin Lie’s spatial ring on its own.
Seven rays of light that resembled divine chains shot from the Demon Sealing Tombstone, flailing around the surroundings.
They seemed to be looking for something, an action that left Qin Lie dumbstruck..
The seven chains of pure light explored the thunder lagoon, eventually locking on to the Thunder Crystal Beast.
Before Qin Lie could react, the seven chains of divine light latched tightly around the Thunder Crystal Beast. Qin Lie could only watch in shock as the Demon Sealing Tombstone slowly pulled the Thunder Crystal Beast into it.
In the end, the thunder spirit transformed into a bolt of lightning that surged through the chains and disappeared into the tombstone.
All of this occurred in a flash.
First the Soul Suppressing Orb released its blinding light, seizing the Pure Soul Springs before going back into hiding.
Then the Demon Sealing Tombstone flew out, searched the area, and sealed the Thunder Crystal Beast after failing to find anything else.
As the light in the thunder lagoon dissipated, Du Xiangyang and the others were once again able to see inside of it… but first they noticed that the lightning in the sky had grown less furious.
Qin Lie raised his head to look up.
The sky was devoid of its usual booming thunder. Even the swathes of lightning that resembled dragons had charged back into the abyss they had come from, disappearing from sight.
A deafening rumble emanated from deep underground. The Forbidden Land of Thunder seemed to be experiencing an earthquake of great magnitude, deep cracks appearing as the ground shook.
The Forbidden Land of Thunder’s wondrous formation was collapsing.
The perpetual thunder and lightning was finally coming to an end.
All because the thunder spirit had been sealed.
“Qin Lie! What happened?” Song Tingyu shouted in shock.
“He took the Pure Soul Springs!” Luo Chen sneered. “All of them vanished in that bright flash of light!”
“No, that can’t be right!” Du Xiangyang shook his head. “We haven’t even given him the jade bottles yet! Did he have enough jade bottles to store every single one of the Pure Soul Springs?”
“He definitely had more than he led us to believe!” Luo Chen yelled, his expression icy..
He was sure that Qin Lie had taken all of the Pure Soul Springs for himself. He thought that Qin Lie created that blinding light so they wouldn’t be able to see him take them. He believed that Qin Lie didn’t want to share.
What he didn’t know was that the Soul Suppressing Orb in Qin Lie’s forehead had consumed the six Pure Soul Springs.
“I didn’t take them,” Qin Lie said, narrowing his eyes. He searched his mind and discovered that six streams of energy were uncontrollably flowing toward depths of the Soul Suppressing Orb he had yet to explore.
Qin Lie was just as confused as everyone else, and he didn’t know why the Soul Suppressing Orb would act so strangely at such a critical moment.
But he didn’t want to waste time trying to explain the situation.
“I’ll explain what happened to the Pure Soul Springs when we have time. Right now, all of you need to come down here and help me gather the soul crystals!” Qin Lie shouted up to them. “Since the thunder spirit has been sealed, all the thunder and lightning in the Forbidden Land of Thunder will gradually dissipate. It’ll be difficult for me to achieve a level of strength like before! Black Voodoo Cult, the three great families, Celestial Artifact Sect, Ten Thousand Beast Mountain… even the eastern barbarians will return after realizing that something has happened. We don’t have much time!”
“Get the soul crystals first!”
“Focus on what’s important!”
“I believe Qin Lie!”
Du Xiangyang and the others quickly reached an agreement.
Even Luo Chen knew they couldn’t delay the matter a moment longer. He stopped trying to interrogate Qin Lie and immediately jumped into the thunder lagoon alongside the others.
Many things changed after the Thunder Crystal Beast was sealed. Like a fire at the end of its lifespan, the electric flames and arcing lightning that originally populated the thunder lagoon gradually died out.
The thunderous vibrations, originally furious and unceasing, slowly became calm like an ocean after a storm.
All six of Qin Lie’s group landed at the bottom of the lagoon without a hitch.
Not all of the bright soul crystals scattered throughout the bottom of the lagoon were the same quality. Some were full of soul power, bright a translucent, while others weren’t as bright and contained impurities within them.
Yet even soul crystals with impurities were worth as much as cities in the Land of Chaos.
The smaller soul crystals in the lagoon were the size of walnuts, while the bigger, extremely valuable ones were the size of a person’s head.
“There must be at least a thousand soul crystals...” Excitement shone in Xie Jingxuan’s eyes.
She hadn’t said a thing about the Pure Soul Springs. As soon as she landed, she moved about the muddy floor of the lagoon, using her spatial ring to gather soul crystals.
Everyone else jumped into action as well. They knew that now was not the time to talk, and instead they competed against each other to see who could gather the most soul crystals.
Qin Lie was among them, but didn’t immediately move to pick up the soul crystals from the floor of the lagoon.
Taking a deep breath, Qin Lie first worked to calm himself. He refrained from using his soul to examine the Soul Suppressing Orb and instead moved to take care of matters in front of him.
Qin Lie looked at the eight thick logs of Thunderblitz wood. These logs of wood were extremely tall, protruding high into the sky like the Sealing Obelisks. Wrapped around each log were threads of silver metal. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the wood held patterns that seemed to have been formed naturally. The grain of each piece of wood resembled patterned lightning and looked mysterious and profound.
In order to capture the thunder spirit alive, it had taken a lot of effort for the eastern barbarians to gather these eight logs of Thunderblitz wood. Each one was thousands of years old and extremely valuable.
Even though they were valuable to begin with, the logs of Thunderblitz wood had consumed enormous amounts of thunder and lightning from the thunder lagoon. As a result, each log contained an abundance of thunder and lightning energy.
“These pieces of wood are top quality thunder and lightning spirit materials! They can be used to make Terminator Profound Bombs!”
Qin Lie’s eyes shone brightly.
As Luo Chen and the others focused all of their energy on gathering soul crystals, he shoved all eight logs of Thunderblitz wood into his spatial ring.
Once all eight logs were inside of his spatial ring, he put away the Demon Sealing Tombstone. Using his mind consciousness to inspect the ring, he discovered that the space within was full.
Qin Lie’s spatial ring could only hold so much. Twelve Sealing Obelisks, eight logs of Thunderblitz wood… all of these were enormous. If Qin Lie added anything else to them, the limits of his spatial ring would be exceeded.
“I have to get a high grade spatial ring,” Qin Lie thought to himself.
There were thousands of soul crystals on the floor of the thunder lagoon. However, with everyone scouring the lagoon for them, the floor was swept clean in just half an hour.
The bottom of the lagoon was promptly picked clean.
Qin Lie concentrated on sensing his surroundings. Just as he was about to explore deeper into the lagoon, his expression changed.
The bottom of the thunder lagoon could be considered the center of the Forbidden Land of Thunder. After the thunder spirit was sealed, the Pure Soul Springs were taken, and the soul crystals were cleaned out, distinct vibrations emanated from underground.
“Run!” Qin Lie shouted.
Everyone in his group looked at him with confused expressions as though they weren’t satisfied with their current profits. They seemed prepared to continue searching the area.
“The people of the three other forces, as well as the eastern barbarians, will probably be back soon,” Qin Lie explained. “Also, the thunder lagoon is going to explode soon.
“This place is about to explode?” Du Xiangyang asked in disbelief.
“Yes, it’s going to.”
“Then what are we waiting for?!”
“Let’s get out of here!”
The seven of them soared from the bottom of the thunder lagoon, quickly ascending. Upon reaching the surface, Qin Lie chose a random direction to fly in and everyone followed.
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