Chapter 913: Change of Mind!
Blood Cloud Mountain Range.
It was a valley that was eternally filled with thick blood stench. The dark red blood clouds that covered the sky looked like they would never fade.
Inside the valley, gray white bones could be seen all across the ground. They gave off a bleak, desolate and lonely feeling.
Amidst the dried bones, a spatial teleportation formation that was dilapidated for many years suddenly rippled with ice blue energy.
Blue halos enveloped the spatial teleportation formation as glowing figures sparkled from within the device.
Very soon, these glowing figures took on solid form, transforming into Qin Lie, Jiang Zhuzhe, Eddie, and Gilbert.
The quartet walked out of the teleportation formation at the same time.
“I didn’t know that you had a spatial teleportation formation hidden in this place. Aren’t you afraid that someone will find it?” Qin Lie asked curiously.
Eddie and Gilbert frowned and subconsciously pinched their noses the moment they arrived.
The blood stench in this place was incredibly pungent, and it seemed to carry some sort of deteriorated blood poison. The duo was very unused to this environment.
However, the blood poison in the blood stench actually felt beneficial to Qin Lie. He felt that it could speed up his lifeblood essences’ refinement.
He even felt cheerful as he stood amidst this valley.
“This valley used to be Blood Fiend Sect’s forbidden grounds. This place is filled with pungent blood stench, and it has the power to disrupt one’s energy and blood and draw out their evil and bloodthirst,” Jiang Zhuzhe said calmly. “I used to cultivate in this place. The blood stench in this valley is too evil and bizarre even to most of the disciples who cultivate the Blood Spirit Art. Naturally, those who don’t aren’t disciples of Blood Fiend Sect only find it even harder to get used to.”
Qin Lie looked around the valley while he was speaking. Then, he stared at the dilapidated spatial teleportation formation for a moment.
“Oh, this spatial teleportation formation looks like it was repaired recently.” Qin Lie concluded.
“A year ago, the Earth Ghoul clansmen scoured the Blood Cloud Mountain Range, but they left after they found nothing in this place. I waited until they left before I came over and repaired the spatial teleportation formation in this place.” Jiang Zhuzhe smiled. “It’s because I knew that it’d be useful very soon.”
“Let’s go. To Blue Flame City we go,” Qin Lie said.
The quartet didn’t fly in the air. Instead, they rode in a crystalline war chariot.
The crystalline war chariot flew under the blazing sun.
“The Earth Ghoul Race likes cool and wet places, so they’ll normally hide underground and cultivate or sleep when it’s daytime and the sun is bright,” Jiang Zhuzhe explained.
Qin Lie nodded understandingly.
An hour later, the crystalline war chariot gradually left Blood Cloud Mountain Range and flew swiftly towards Blue Flame City.
“Fly lower when we reach the front,” Qin Lie suddenly said.
Upon seeing a town, he spread out his soul consciousness. He didn’t sense a single soul energy ripple from the city.
This meant that the town was completely empty.
However, when he looked down to the ground, Qin Lie noticed many tiny, indiscernible dots along the roads.
He wanted to move closer and get a clearer view.
Jiang Zhuzhe, the driver narrowed his eyes and said, “It’s just some corpses. There’s nothing to look at.”
Eddie and Gilbert frowned.
He said that, but Jiang Zhuzhe still lowered the war chariot until they were flying just a couple dozen meters above the town.
When Qin Lie concentrated on the dots, his face turned colder and darker. “Did the Earth Ghoul Race do this?”
The town beneath them was at least three times bigger than Ling Town back then. It could fit at least several thousand people.
But right now, the streets of this town were covered in terrifying corpses.
All these corpses were human.
The elderly, the women, the young. All kinds of corpses were piled at the square.
The girls and children’s bodies were missing their arms.
Qin Lie knew very well that the three great ghoul races’ clansmen enjoyed consuming the arms of girls and children a lot.
“Who else could it be?” Jiang Zhuzhe said indifferently.
“But they are just normal people!” Qin Lie yelled.
There was an unwritten rule between the races of Spirit Realm, and that was their conflicts mustn’t involve normal people.
Normal people didn’t cultivate the martial way, so their bodies didn’t contain world spirit energy and the flesh was lacking in refined energy.
Even the three ghoul races who preferred to eat another person’s flesh directly to replenish their strength should know that a normal human’s flesh couldn’t restore their strength quickly.
When the human race invaded another race, or when another race attacked the human race, they normally refrained from attacking normal people.
Out of all the powerful races that exists since ancient times, the Heaven Fighting Race was the race that enjoyed consuming the flesh of powerful beings the most. However, even they attacked and consumed the flesh of the strongest dragon race or the Ancient Beast Race, they only ate ones that carried a terrifying amount of energy and blood in their bodies.
They wouldn’t even care for or consume martial practitioners who were a tad weaker than they were.
Naturally, it was impossible for them to attack the normal people.
But the Earth Ghoul clansmen had obviously tormented the people of the Heavenly Calamity Continent thoroughly after they chased away the three great families and took over.
They didn’t even let the normal people off.
“After the Earth Ghoul Race started attacking the Heavenly Calamity Continent, a lot of forces that adhered to the three great families evacuated after seeing that the war was going badly.” Jiang Zhuzhe’s calm tone showed that he was completely unaffected by this scene. “Of course, those forces took their families, their core disciples and those clansmen with good potential with them before they left. As for the… normal people... they would be nothing more than a burden to them, and they didn’t know that that the Earth Ghoul Race would attack even normal people. That’s why they didn’t bring them along.”
“Even the three great families didn’t think that the Earth Ghoul Race would attack the normal people...”
“They were all wrong.”
“To the Earth Ghoul Race, humans are nothing but their food, just like livestocks are to us.”
“They’ve never treated humans as intellectual species.”
Eddie interrupted, “The wars between races are often cruel. However… the three ghoul races’ act of slaughtering the normal people, the women, the young, and the elderly would be incredibly rare even in Boluo Realm.”
Qin Lie stared at the tragic scene beneath him with a dark look and memorized it in his mind. A while later, he said solemnly, “Let’s go.”
Jiang Zhuzhe drove the war chariot forwards.
Along the way, they passed through many more villages, towns and cities.
All these places were supposed to be filled with people. Instead, they were devastated, corpses everywhere. The scene was horrific to say the least.
Qin Lie didn’t see a single living human despite travelling so far.
“The Earth Ghoul Race’s numbers are limited, so they had taken their trophies with them and returned to Black Jade City after committing mass murders in various cities,” Jiang Zhuzhe explained.
“How many normal people have died on the Heavenly Calamity Continent?” Qin Lie asked.
Jiang Zhuzhe fell silent for a moment before saying, “That number is literally innumerable.”
“Did the same thing happen to the lands controlled by Illusory Demon Sect? Did the Heaven Ghoul Race do the same when they were operating around the Heavenly Fissure Continent?” Qin Lie asked again.
Jiang Zhuzhe nodded wordlessly.
Qin Lie inhaled deeply before asking, “For the past three years, the number of normal people in the Land of Chaos who were killed by the three great ghoul races has probably reached an astronomical amount, hasn’t it?”
Jiang Zhuzhe continued to keep his silence.
“Can we really do nothing about them at all?” Qin Lie asked through gritted teeth.
“The nine great Silver rank forces were ultimately unable to work together despite all of this.” Jiang Zhuzhe hesitated for a moment before saying, “At the beginning, if Terminator Sect had successfully gathered all eight great Silver rank forces under their flag and focused their strength at Prism Continent before Bhutto returned to the Void Realm, the three great ghoul races would’ve been under great pressure even if the human race were to suffer great losses in the process. At the very least, there was no way the three ghoul races would’ve been able to commit such atrocities everywhere.”
“Unfortunately, Forefather Terminator’s negotiation with the eight great Silver rank forces had broken down because of you.”
“In his anger, Nan Zhengtian decided to abandon the others to their fates.”
“He managed to guarantee the safety of the entire Heavenly Silence Continent. He ensured that no one in Terminator Sect and none of their subordinates were harmed.”
“But the other forces aren’t as powerful as they are. It was only when the three great ghoul races were knocking at their doorsteps that they realized just how cruel and terrifying these foreigners who have been cooped up for tens of thousands of years were.”
“Right now, Bhutto has returned to his peak. The experts of the three great ghoul races have grown much stronger as well.”
“Even if Nan Zhengtian regrets his decision and attempts to rejoin the war now, he may not be able to do anything.”
Jiang Zhuzhe said calmly.
“Once this matter is over, I will head to Terminator Sect and seek out Forefather personally to talk about the matter of the three great ghoul races.” Qin Lie said resolutely, “I will seek out your senior brother, Xue Li, and work together with Blood Fiend Sect too. We will start by eliminating the Earth Ghoul Race at the Heavenly Calamity Continent!”
“Aren’t you going to wait? Don’t you want to wait until the three great ghoul races have eliminated all the great Silver rank forces?” Jiang Zhuzhe looked surprised.
“And how long will that take? How many normal people will be left in the Land of Chaos by the time they are gone?” The color of blood dyed Qin Lie’s eyes. “I’ll just take out all those people who planned to harm me back then along with the three great ghoul races!”
Before he came to the Heavenly Calamity Continent, his plan was to allow the three great ghoul races severely damage or destroy Black Voodoo Cult, the three great families, Illusory Demon Sect, Celestial Artifact Sect, and Ten Thousand Beast Mountain.
By the time they were done, Luz should’ve recovered his full strength. Eddie and the others should be able to fight a head on battle as well.
Then, he would unite Terminator Sect, Blood Fiend Sect, Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, and a few others under one banner before attacking the three great ghols race. He had absolute confidence that they could eradicate the three great ghoul races from the surface of Spirit Realm.
But when he learned of the miserable state the Heavenly Calamity Continent was in and the millions and millions of normal people who were slaughtered like cattle, he suddenly changed his mind.
He decided to set aside his personal grudge temporarily and win this racial war first.
“No wonder the god race refused to accept the three ghoul races’ surrender thirty thousand years ago and swore to exterminate them completely! This lowly race that has no bottomline really shouldn’t exist in this world!” Qin Lie’s eyes were murderous as he said in a low tone, “I will finish what the god race started, but failed to complete.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter
Sorry about the delay in chapters 912 and 913. Was supposed to post them last night but it slipped my mind while i was doing other stuff.