Chapter 1082: The Fourth Space Inside The Soul Suppressing Orb!
At White Bone Island of the Ruined Lands...
Qin Lie felt secretly surprised as he stared at the Gray Island artificers working inside clumps of well-built stone buildings.
White Bone Island was right next to Evil Infant Island and Soul Summoning Island. It used to be the White Bone Demon Monarch's territory.
After Jiang Zhuzhe arrived at the Ruined Lands, he chased White Bone Demon Monarch out of his own island and claimed it for himself. He then renamed it Blood Fiend Island.
In the past, White Bone Island was always shrouded in corpse aura because Miao Fengtian used to refine Corpse Demons here. It wasn't a good place for any martial practitioners who cultivated the orthodox spirit arts to stay.
After that, Flaming Sun Island, Blood Fiend Sect and other forces worked together to deal a severe blow to the three great ghoul races and crush the three great families.
Jiang Zhuzhe then went back to the Heavenly Calamity Continent with his Blood Drinkers.
As a result, the ownership of White Bone Island was transferred to Qin Lie. It was made into part of Flaming Sun Island.
Not long after Mo Hai, Tang Siqi, Yao Tai, and other artificers arrived, they discovered that there were two dormant volcanoes on the island, so they decided to use it.
They treated White Bone Island as part of Gray Island and built many artificer pavilions across the land.
Since Miao Fengtian had left, the corpse aura that constantly shrouded White Bone Island gradually dissipated.
The island had regained its former appearance since. There were many ancient trees on the island, and the spirit energy surrounding the island was surprisingly rich.
Whenever the artificers got tired while building the large-scale teleportation formation on Evil Infant Island, they would come to White Bone Island and take a rest.
Tang Siqi brought Qin Lie here after she had sent a message to all leaders in Qin Lie's name.
"I just remembered something." Qin Lie asked, "Did you message Jiang Zhuzhe? If not, please tell him to come along as well."
"Of course I did." Tang Siqi smiled brightly. "I knew you weren't prejudiced against Jiang Zhuzhe, so I had invited him along as well. Plus, he and his forces were very effective during the final war against the eastern barbarians and the ghoul races."
Her eyes lit up slightly after a pause. "I'm not sure why, but Jiang Zhuzhe is… surprisingly docile when he's around you. Everyone finds it strange."
"Everyone? Who do you mean exactly?" Qin Lie asked in surprise.
"Sister Tingyu, Uncle Li, and Uncle Duan. They all thought that Jiang Zhuzhe acts excessively obedient and cautious around you. It's very unusual," Tang Siqi explained. "They all say that Jiang Zhuzhe is an arrogant man who treats everyone with disdain, including the number one cultivator of the Land of Chaos, Forefather Terminator. However, he is unusually concerned about Flaming Sun Island's affairs, and he always lends a helping hand when Flaming Sun Island is in trouble."
Tang Siqi smiled. "They all think that you share some sort of mysterious understanding with Jiang Zhuzhe in private."
Qin Lie rubbed his chin and thought for a moment. Then, he nodded slightly and replied, "You're not wrong."
He had a vague idea that there exists a strange connection between Jiang Zhuzhe and the God Race.
Jiang Zhuzhe quite obviously curried favor with him because he had the God Race's bloodline.
He didn't know if his relationship with Jiang Zhuzhe would suddenly break off one day, but… he grew less and less concerned as his strength grew. This was especially true after he had merged with the Dark Soul Beast's avatar.
He had a Rank Nine Dark Soul Beast avatar and tens of Soul Sltar servants right now. This power alone was the equal of a normal God rank force in the Central World.
This power could wipe out even the great races of Boluo Realm, much less the forces of the Land of Chaos.
After he had merged with the Dark Soul Beast's avatar, his horizon had expanded beyond the Land of Chaos.
"Oh right, how's your cultivation lately?" He threw out a random question.
"You know that my interest lies in artifact forging, so… I didn't really bother with martial cultivation." Tang Siqi looked a little embarrassed. "That's why I'm still at the late stage of the Fulfillment Realm, and it'll be a while before I reach the Fragmentation Realm. That being said, I can refine a Heaven Grade spirit artifact all on my own now…"
"Heaven Grade spirit artifacts…" Qin Lie nodded slightly.
He was thinking if his "thing" was effective on Tang Siqi.
Zhuang Jing possessed the Serene Moon Race's bloodline. After he had sexual intercourse with her, her bloodline became incredibly active and improved her bloodline powers.
Tang Siqi and Song Tingyu were pure humans though. They didn't have any unusual bloodline in them.
He wasn't sure if it would be useful to Tang Siqi.
So far, the only way he thought that would be of help to Tang Siqi and Song Tingyu's cultivation was to transform them into soul servants with the Dark Soul Beast avatar.
This way, he could gift them an infinite amount of pure soul energy and quicken their martial cultivation.
However, if anything were to happen to his Dark Soul Beast avatar, Tang Siqi and Song Tingyu would instantly perish as well.
It was an unavoidable consequence.
"I should consider this carefully…"
After pondering for a moment, he decided not to act recklessly and find another way to improve their strength.
A moment of hesitation later, Tang Siqi said, "What I really need is those mysterious ancient spirit diagrams. I can draw most of the ancient spirit diagrams you gave me already."
"The ancient spirit diagrams!" Qin Lie's eyes lit up.
He had neglected his exploration of the ancient spirit diagrams because he was busy fusing with the Eight-eyed Demon Spirit's bloodline and the Dark Soul Beast's avatar.
Tang Siqi made him realize something.
A large amount of soul energy and enlightened soul origin was necessary to unlock the inner space of the Soul Suppressing Orb.
In the past, he was lacking in both quantity and quality of the soul. As a result, he could only enter the third space of the Soul Suppressing Orb.
But he was different now. He had reached the Nirvana Realm, and his soul had become a lot stronger than before. He had even merged with the Dark Soul Beast and obtained a powerful avatar.
He immediately said to Tang Siqi after thinking up till this point, "I need to find a private room for cultivation. Tell them to wait for me if I don't come out by the time they arrive."
"Okay. I'll guide you there." Tang Siqi hurriedly showed the way.
It wasn't long before Qin Lie was sitting still, holding his breath and focusing his thoughts in an underground private room at the shores to the south of White Bone Island. He then tried to enter the Soul Suppressing Orb's fourth space after condensing his soul energy.
Refined soul energy covered in lightning flashed inside the Soul Suppressing Orb's inner space.
The first space of the Soul Suppressing Orb was a borderless space. There was literally nothing in there.
The second space contained the basic ancient spirit diagrams and the Frost Concept Diagram.
The third space contained a gigantic web that was made up of many middle grade ancient spirit diagram.
When his soul thoughts passed through the holes in the web, he arrived in front of a ball of white light.
He knew that the white light was a soul barrier that blocked the way to the next space.
He kept condensing his tremendous soul thoughts until they slowly transformed into a sword. The sword rumbled like thunder and contained a tremendous amount of turbulent soul energy!
The soul sword stabbed fiercely into the barrier of white light.
He felt as if his soul consciousness was passing through a long, dazzling river. An instant later, the Soul Suppressing Orb's fourth space appeared before his eyes.
His soul consciousness transformed back into a miniature version of his true soul.
Qin Lie examined his surroundings curiously as his soul shadow slowly floated across the new space.
To his surprise, it looked similar to the Chaos Blood Realm!
There were no sky, earth, or stars in this borderless space. However, there was a gentle light.
Many translucent bubbles were suspended inside this space. The gentle light came from them.
The surface of the bubbles was made of many amazing and complicated high grade ancient spirit diagrams. It was either a lone spirit diagram or a combination of a few.
Most of the bubbles held nothing inside.
Some of them held things that Qin Lie were familiar with though.
The six Spirits of Void and Chaos, the Voodoo Progenitor's body and the Curse Progenitor's body were all present.
The bubble that held the Voodoo Progenitor's body was covered in mysterious spirit diagram lines. They slowly imprinted themselves onto the Voodoo Progenitor's body and Soul Altar as if they were controlled by an invisible force.
The bubble was like a furnace or an invisible lifeform. It seemed to be refining the Voodoo Progenitor by engraving the miraculous high grade spirit diagrams onto the corpse's body and Soul Altar.
The Voodoo Progenitor himself showed no reaction whatsoever.
Qin Lie only needed a glance to know that the Voodoo Progenitor had been successfully refined. Its body and Soul Altar were fully covered by a network of ancient spirit diagrams.
The six Spirits of Void and Chaos were enveloped inside a translucent, glowing bubble each.
However, no mysterious ancient spirit diagram lines could be seen on the surface of this bubbles.
Qin Lie knew it was because the six Spirits of Void and Chaos were marked since birth. Hence, there was no need to repeat the procedure.
The fire spirit looked like it had finished a cycle of evolution. The half translucent body of the fire qilin was covered in many mysterious ancient characters that were unique to the race of Spirits of Void and Chaos. They were inheritance marks.
He could see that the fire spirit was absorbing the memory of inheritance.
This meant that the fire spirit had probably entered its race's Chaos Blood Realm and was absorbing the racial memories in its bloodline.
When the fire spirit awakened in the future, it would officially ascend to rank seven and obtain many bloodline memories.
On the other hand, the thunder spirit, wood spirit, metal spirit, water spirit, and earth spirit were obviously still in the middle of their evolution cycle. The mysterious characters surrounding their bodies were still blurry because they hadn't manifested in full.
He knew immediately that the rest of the Spirits of Void and Chaos would probably still be stuck in this limbo for a very long time.
"Is there... a fifth space inside the Soul Suppressing Orb?" His expression turned puzzled.
He saw an empty bubble while he was floating inside this space.
He made a hand with soul energy and tried to touch the bubble.
In an instant, his soul was sucked into the bubble.
Qin Lie felt as if he had travelled into another realm.
This new space was covered in countless mysterious lines. The threads of light were as thin as hair, but they numbered by the billions and were present everywhere.
As he stared at the lines, he suddenly felt like the world was turning upside down. It was as if the laws of the world were constantly changing and stumbling into chaos.
At the same time, his soul rapidly turned blurry and transient.
He knew that he was losing soul energy at a tremendous rate.
He hurriedly formed a thought of escape.
An instant later, his weakened soul consciousness appeared inside the fourth space once more.
The bubble he touched earlier was no longer empty. It was glowing brilliantly, and countless light threads could be seen inside the bubble. It was like a ball that held countless stars inside it.
"Those threads look like the spirit lines of ancient spirit diagrams. They seem to be a direct manifestation of the laws…"
Qin Lie came to the realization as the bubble rapidly dimmed.
A strong sense of weakness assaulted Qin Lie at the same time.
A flash later, his soul consciousness had slipped out of the Soul Suppressing Orb and returned to his Soul Lake.