Chapter 960: Recruiting
Qin Lie stayed at the Nether Continent for a couple more days.
Then, he acquired a list of cultivation spirit materials Nether Continent currently lacked from Luz.
After he returned to Soul Summoning Island using the White Bone Nether Spirit Altar, he began organizing the delivery.
“The Venerable One doesn’t want you to get involved with the troubles of the Nether Continent too soon.” At Soul Summoning Island, Tate said with a look of dilemma, “Considering the amount of help you’re sending to the Nether Continent, it’s only a matter of time before the Venerable One finds out that I let you over and blame me for it.”
“That is then, this is now. I dare say that no one can recognize me except those Genesis Realm elders if I were to switch to a new name and a new identity and appear openly at the Central World right now,” Qin Lie said carelessly. “Plus, Genesis Realm experts seldom show their faces. Even if I did run into them somehow, they wouldn’t examine me with their terrifying soul peering abilities as long as I act normal, so there’s no way they’ll realize who I am.”
“The Venerable One doesn’t want to bet on the what if.” Tate sighed.
“Don’t worry, I’ll be careful.” Qin Lie consoled him.
After pondering for a moment, he added, “Please stay at Soul Summoning Island for a while. I’ll ask Flaming Sun Island to prepare those spirit materials you need, and visit the rank nine Vermillion Bird at Boluo Realm to know her decision.”
“Alright.” Tate nodded.
Qin Lie headed to Evil Infant Island immediately.
For the past few years, Evil Infant Boy had been teaching the art of artifact forging to the artificers of Gray Island. He happened to be there right now.
When Evil Infant Boy heard of Qin Lie’s arrival, he immediately rushed over from the cultivation grounds and went straight to the heart of the matter. “Qin Lie, we need a large-sized teleportation formation.”
Qin Lie was surprised. “What do you mean?”
Right now, Evil Infant Boy had become a true member of Flaming Sun Island who did his best to help the growth of Flaming Sun Island’s artificers. He was deeply respected by Mo Hai, Yao Tai and Tang Siqi.
Mo Hai even checked with him in private in the past to know if it was possible to reveal parts of the ancient spirit diagrams’ secrets to Evil Infant Boy.
It showed that he viewed Evil Infant Boy as one of them.
Evil Infant Boy was forced to leave Celestial Artifact Sect because he lost the fight against Luo Han.
His biggest lifelong dream was to beat Celestial Artifact Sect completely in a different artificer force in the Land of Chaos.
He saw that possibility in Flaming Sun Island.
That was why he did all he could to aid Flaming Sun Island and assumed the identity of a teacher. He wanted to topple the rule of Celestial Artifact Sect over the Land of Chaos in terms of artifact forging.
However, he was a former Celestial Artifact Sect member and a shady person who took a lot of lives in the past. That was why Qin Lie couldn’t put his guard down completely.
The ancient spirit diagrams were the core of Flaming Sun Island’s strength. Qin Lie wasn’t willing to give access to them to anyone he couldn’t completely trust.
Right now, Evil Infant Boy was still in probation period. He was still wondering if he should accept this artificer for real.
“The teleportation formation connecting Flaming Sun Island and the Ruined Lands is a medium-sized formation. Its teleportation range is limited,” Evil Infant Boy explained. “It may be able to teleport people and objects to the nearby Illusory Demon Sect, the Ruined Lands, and from the Ruined Lands to Terminator Sect or even the Heavenly Calamity Continent, but that’s about it.”
“Neither of these two teleportation formations can perform direct teleportations to the Heavenly Wither Continent or the Heavenly Slaughter Continent. We have to switch teleportation formations midway.”
“Right now Flaming Sun Island is one of the strongest Silver rank forces in the Land of Chaos.”
“Don’t you think it’s embarrassing that we don’t have a large-sized teleportation formation of our own?”
Qin Lie raised an eyebrow. “Can you build a large-sized teleportation formation?”
Evil Infant Boy curled his lips with obvious pride on his face. “Nearly all large-sized teleportation formations in the Land of Chaos had been built by my master. Right now, the only ones who can do the same is that wonderful senior brother of mine and me.”
Qin Lie’s interest was piqued. “How much spirit materials does it take to build one?”
“The spirit materials should cost around ten million or so Earth Grade spirit stones.” Evil Infant Boy licked the corner of his lips with obvious excitement. “In the past, Flaming Sun Island wasn’t rich enough to take out such a large number of spirit stones. However, after you built a trade channel with Boluo Realm, the amount of spirit stones we earned in the past few months is downright astronomical. Right now, we are more than wealthy enough to build a large-sized teleportation formation for ourselves!”
“Can the large-sized teleportation formation connect to other similar formations in the Land of Chaos?” Qin Lie asked seriously.
Evil Infant Boy nodded. “The moment we succeed, Flaming Sun Island will be able to link with any of the formations of the five continents. In fact… it can even connect with the eastern barbarians’ teleportation formation. Of course, that is only possible if they allow it and give us the exact spatial coordinates.”
“The eastern barbarians…” Qin Lie rubbed his chin and thought for a moment. “Can it connect to even further continents? For example… can it connect with the Central World?”
The White Bone Nether Spirit Altar Tate had left behind at Soul Summoning Island was also a teleportation formation. It could teleport anyone and anything directly to the Nether Continent without having to go through multiple teleportation formations.
He could sense vaguely that the White Bone Nether Spirit Altar and the large-sized teleportation formation at the Nether Continent had been probably created by his grandfather.
Those were some of the best teleportation formations that existed in Spirit Realm, they could perform teleportations across the entire realm. However, there were very few such teleportation formations in existence.
He knew very well that Tate and all Nether Realm denizens were extremely reliant on those two teleportation formations.
This also meant that these teleportation formations could never be given to Soul Summoning Island.
If he wished to communicate with the Nether Continent whenever he wished, he would need to build a super large-sized teleportation formation that could connect with the Nether Continent.
He looked expectantly at Evil Infant Boy.
A bit of depression leaked into Evil Infant Boy’s eyes. “Even my master could only build large-sized teleportation formations that function within the Land of Chaos only. He was… incapable of building one that could connect to the Central World. Since he hasn’t taught either of us his knowledge in that area, I’m afraid that I’m just as powerless as he was.”
Qin Lie felt a little disappointed.
“However…” Evil Infant Boy stared deeply at Qin Lie. “If I can study the most mysterious spirit diagrams in the world, the ancient spirit diagrams and learn the secrets and laws of the world behind them… I may be able to surpass my master.”
Qin Lie frowned and fell silent.
Evil Infant Boy felt a little anxious. Although he thought himself as a member of Flaming Sun Island, he knew that the only people Qin Lie truly trusted were Mo Hai, Tang Siqi, Yao Tai, and the rest of his friends who came from the Scarlet Tide Continent.
So far, these were the only people who were given access to the source of Flaming Sun Island’s emergence, the ancient spirit diagrams.
There were no artificers who didn’t desire the secrets of the ancient spirit diagrams. Naturally, he wasn’t an exception to the rule.
He also knew that Qin Lie was the only one he could grant him access to the greatest secret of Flaming Sun Island.
When he thought up to this point, Evil Infant Boy clenched his teeth and said suddenly, “I can give you a sliver of my soul origin. If I show any signs of betraying Flaming Sun Island, or do anything that harms it, you can easily wipe out my soul using that soul origin!”
Qin Lie looked astonished. “Do you want to study the ancient spirit diagrams that much?”
“No artificer can resist the allure of the ancient spirit diagrams. To accomplish this dream, I’m willing to give up my freedom and even my soul!” Evil Infant Boy declared without hesitation.
Qin Lie rubbed his chin and thought carefully for a moment. A while later, he said, “Head to Flaming Sun Island and seek out Mo Hai. Tell him that you have my permission to study the ancient spirit diagrams from hereon.”
Evil Infant Boy’s childlike body shivered with visible excitement. He stuttered. “I-I w-will give you a sliver of my soul origin right now.”
“It’s fine.” Qin Lie waved him off before narrowing his eyes into a look of cold warning. “If you dare betray Flaming Sun Island, I have plenty of ways to make you wish you were dead even without your soul origin.”
He could summon the rank nine evil dragons, the three great experts of Nether Realm, the Ancient Beast Race and even Jiang Zhuzhe and Xue Li to help him.
As he said, he had plenty of ways to kill Evil Infant Boy if he so wished. He didn’t need his soul origin at all.
“Do not worry, island master. I will serve Flaming Sun Island for as long as I live!” Evil Infant Boy swore a blood oath after expressing his loyalty. It was only then that he said, “Actually, a secret realm entrance is even more mysterious and complicated than a super large-sized teleportation formation. Once I’m able to integrate my knowledge regarding the powers of space and build a super large-sized teleportation formation in the future, I may even be able to build a secret realm entrance to traverse realms, if Flaming Sun Island ever takes over another realm!”
“Very good.” Qin Lie nodded. “Take this list with you and pass it to Song Tingyu. Tell her to send the materials on this list to Soul Summoning Island.”
“Is it another business trade with Boluo Realm?” Evil Infant Boy looked surprised.
Flaming Sun Island’s interaction with Boluo Realm might still be unconfirmed news to other Silver rank forces, but many people in Flaming Sun Island already knew about this.
Evil Infant Boy was the artificing teacher of Gray Island. Naturally, he knew this secret just by looking at the flow of materials.
That was why he thought the list was another business trade between Qin Lie and Boluo Realm.
“No, it’s not.” Qin Lie shook his head before smiling. “It has something to do with the Central World.”
“The… the Central World?” Evil Infant Boy looked stunned.
“That is why I hope that you can refine a super large-sized teleportation formation.” After he said this, Qin Lie stepped into the teleportation formation with a smile and left behind one final line. “I’m heading to Terminator Sect for a bit.”
Evil Infant Boy stood there blankly for a moment as he pondered the meaning of Qin Lie’s words. A long time later, he muttered in a low, shocked tone, “While the Silver rank forces of the Land of Chaos were still loitering on the soil beneath their feet, Flaming Sun Island… had already built a connection with Boluo Realm, and even started to interact with the Central World.”
From this, he knew that Flaming Sun Island was going to turn into the strongest force in the Land of Chaos even faster than before.
In the future, Flaming Sun Island was without a doubt the most hopeful force to ascend into a Gold rank force!
Even Evil Infant Boy’s icy cold heart had started to boil with anticipation when imagined this prospect.Previous Chapter Next Chapter