Chapter 1010: The Human Race's Bloodline Mentor!
After Qin Lie was done speaking, the Corpse Progenitor's body slowly landed on the stone floor in front of Miao Fengtian.
Wisps of pale white corpse energy slipped out of Miao Fengtian's fingertips. They cautiously made contact with the Corpse Progenitor's body.
"Whoosh whoosh whoosh!"
Thick corpse aura abruptly gushed out of every pore of the Corpse Progenitor's body like a fountain.
Miao Fengtian was instantly flooded by the corpse aura.
The strange ripples of energy coming from the Corpse Progenitor's body caused all surrounding martial practitioners to drastically pale.
They hadn't realized that their refined life energy was diminished by the ripple of energy until it actually hit them. Even experts like Li Mu and Duan Qianjie suddenly felt a terrifying sense of exhaustion.
The weaker Flaming Sun Island martial practitioners straight up collapsed on the ground and felt as if their lifeforce was about to dry up.
"Move away from here temporarily!" Li Mu yelled hurriedly.
"Everyone stay away from him!" Qin Lie also shouted.
After a while, every Heavenly Sword Mountain, Terminator Sect and Flaming Sun Island martial practitioners escaped from the teleportation formation while shouting.
They were forced to evacuate towards Gray Island and Blood Island.
"Whoosh whoosh whoosh!"
Even more corpse aura covered up the teleportation formation at Flaming Sun Island. It was as if a thick fog had suddenly risen and shrouded that area.
Many people released their soul consciousness to probe the corpse aura, but the moment they got close they suddenly let out a subdued groan.
It was because the wisps of their soul consciousness were instantly extinguished the moment they touched the corpse aura.
"Don't try to probe that fog!" Jiang Zhuzhe snorted.
A bloody glint appeared inside his pupils. His expression slowly grew darker.
"Miao Fengtian is my ally, but you have lured him to your side with the Corpse Progenitor. Don't you think this is a little impolite?" he said coldly.
Right now, Qin Lie, Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi were standing at the open platform of Flaming Sun Island's meeting hall.
Jiang Zhuzhe was floating in mid air next to them.
Qin Lie smiled in face of Jiang Zhuzhe's accusation. "Don't worry, he will still be on your side."
"What do you mean?" Jiang Zhuzhe narrowed his eyes.
"The Corpse Progenitor's inheritance is even more questionable than the Blood Progenitor's inheritance." Qin Lie frowned slightly. "I don't want his inheritance to become a part of Flaming Sun Island for now. I don't want give those people with ill intent the excuse to join forces and attack Flaming Sun Island."
"Is there a force in the Land of Chaos that still terrifies you?" Jiang Zhuzhe looked astonished.
"My enemies may not necessarily hail from the Land of Chaos." Qin Lie sighed.
Jiang Zhuzhe stared at him deeply for a long time before nodding thoughtfully. "I understand what you mean."
"How much do you know about the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam?" Qin Lie changed the subject. "Did you obtain it from the Graveyard of Gods? Also, how did you know so much about the Graveyard of Gods at the Land of Chaos and its many secrets?"
"The answer will come to you naturally in the future," Jiang Zhuzhe said enigmatically.
"The future, huh…" Qin Lie's eyes sparkled with an odd light.
"… I haven't seen my senior brother for a very long time." Jiang Zhuzhe pondered for a moment before saying, "He may not be doing so well."
Qin Lie was startled.
Naturally, the senior brother Jiang Zhuzhe mentioned was none other than Xue Li. Xue Li had attempted to fuse with the Blood Progenitor's Soul Altar at an abnormal rate due to the pressure of necessity. He had tried to use the powers contained inside first three levels of the Blood Progenitor's Soul Altar.
In this regard, Xue Li had succeeded.
However, Qin Lie had noticed a change in Xue Li's mindset during the time they clashed against Black Voodoo Cult. Xue Li wouldn't have been able to interact harmoniously with Jiang Zhuzhe otherwise.
Even Mo Lingye had noticed his abnormal behavior. That was why she told him to head to the ultimate blood ground and stabilize his mental state.
The reason Mo Lingye and the Blood Fiend Ten Elders didn't inform Xue Li about the invasion of the eastern barbarians was also because they were afraid that something unpredictable might occur as a result.
"The process of merging with a Soul Altar involves many great dangers. I… am unable to help him in this regard," Jiang Zhuzhe said with a heavy look on his face. "Your background is extraordinary, and there are plenty of excellent artificers on Gray Island. You've also collected many precious treasures from other realms, so I would like you to help him."
A pause later, he added, "By helping my senior brother, you are helping Miao Fengtian and yourself too."
"Is Senior Xue Li's situation that bad?" Qin Lie said seriously.
Right now, Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi were the only ones standing near him. Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, Tang Beidou and the others weren't foolish enough to get close.
Jiang Zhuzhe looked at him, then at Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi before lowering his voice. "Last time, when he and I worked together to attack Black Voodoo Cult's sect protecting formation, we killed a lot of Black Voodoo Cult disciples in the process. When we came into contact with a couple of Nirvana Realm martial practitioners, I had failed to suppress my bloodthirst and drained their blood dry as a result."
Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi's expressions turned into disgust when they heard this.
Qin Lie asked heavily, "What happened next?"
"My senior brother then captured a middle stage Nirvana Realm martial practitioner and dragged him deep into a nearby forest. I haven't seen what happened exactly, but… I suspect he had done the same thing," Jiang Zhuzhe said.
Qin Lie's expression changed.
Both Song Tingyu and Tang Siqi were covering their mouths in shock and fear.
"Bloodsucking is not a taboo to me. Therefore, I don't believe that he has done anything wrong. However, I am worried that the intention to suck blood might not be his." Jiang Zhuzhe looked serious when he said this, "I am worried that he might be consumed by the Blood Progenitor's soul fragments bit by bit and turned into…"
He didn't finish the latter part of his sentence.
It was at this moment he passed Qin Lie a spicule that looked like a blood jade and said, "This is the latter half of the Blood Codex. Give it a look when you have the time to do so."
Qin Lie looked astonished.
"You once assumed control over the Blood Progenitor back then, but you had never truly fused your soul into the Blood Progenitor's Soul Altar. So I know that you aren't aware of the true essence of the Blood Progenitor's inheritance." Jiang Zhuzhe sounded calm when he said this. "My senior brother had fused his soul into the Blood Progenitor's Soul Altar, so he can obtain all inheritance even without the Blood Codex. He doesn't need this."
"But why give me this?" Qin Lie asked in puzzlement.
Jiang Zhuzhe fell silent for a moment. "In my opinion, there are only three people in the entire world who can truly inherit the inheritance of the Blood Progenitor Progenitor and develop it to greater heights. These three people are me, my senior brother, and you!"
"I possess the complete inheritance of the Blood Progenitor."
"It is also only a matter of time before my senior brother obtains the full inheritance of the Blood Progenitor Progenitor. But you… you only have the first half of the Blood Codex. That's why you should keep this with you until you are able to record its contents entirely. You may return it to me then."
"I don't need it." Qin Lie shook his head. "I have plenty of inheritances inside me already. Even if I have the complete Blood Codex, I may not have the energy to cultivate it properly."
"But you'll need it! Oh, you'll need it more than me or my senior brother ever did!" Jiang Zhuzhe chuckled. "Do you want to know why? It's because your bloodline is different from ours! Trust me, your need for the latter half of the Blood Codex will be bigger than me and my senior brother's combined! In the ancient times, there were Three Emperors and Five Progenitors in the human race. Although the Three Emperors were probably stronger than the Five Progenitors, the Blood Progenitor is the real key behind the human race's emergence!"
"Really?" Qin Lie obviously didn't believe him.
"The reason the human race was able to rise to the top is because they figured out a way to steal the powerful ancient races' bloodlines!" Jiang Zhuzhe's bloody eyes glowed as he declared strongly, "The Blood Progenitor is the first person to suggest the idea of merging our bloodline with the powerful ancient races' bloodlines and successfully implement it!"
"There is a strange art recorded in the latter half of the Blood Codex that describes the possibilities and direction to be taken to fuse the ancient powerful races' bloodlines with the human race's."
"Most of the methods the Gold rank forces of the Central World used to rob powerful races' bloodline for themselves had originated from this."
"During ancient times, the Blood Progenitor had never stopped trying to find the way to fuse the ancient powerful races' bloodline into the humans."
"But something happened along the way, and the Blood Progenitor was ultimately… misunderstood by all parties and had his life ended tragically. Ironically, the God Race was so impressed by the Blood Progenitor's genius that they did everything in their power to obtain the Blood Progenitor's body and preserve it inside the Graveyard of Gods."
Jiang Zhuzhe sighed ruefully.
"You mean to say the Blood Progenitor wasn't killed by the God Race?" Qin Lie exclaimed again.
For the longest time, it was rumored that the God Race had killed the five great human progenitors before preserving their corpses inside the Graveyard of Gods as a show of respect.
He never thought that the Blood Progenitor's might have been killed by his own people.
He never imagined that the Blood Progenitor would be the spiritual mentor behind the human race's technology of fusing bloodlines either. He never imagined that the Gold rank forces of the Central World were as powerful as they were today because of the Blood Progenitor's research. He was the one who enabled their ability to steal the ancient powerful races' bloodlines for themselves.
Jiang Zhuzhe's words stunned him deeply. It also gave him a completely new outlook on the ancient history.