Chapter 1221: Salleh of the Bone Race
Gan Xing and Nan Qi felt both apprehensive and shocked when they saw the dozen of Bone Race and Winged Race clansmen.
The total number of Bone Race and Winged Race clansmen who gathered here had exceeded theirs. The Winged Race might be weaker than them, but the Bone Race… was infamous for their resilience.
Suddenly, Gan Xing wasn't sure how they should deploy the Bone Race and Winged Race against the high rank Abyss Devils.
—He didn't believe that he had the ability to control these people.
Standing amidst the Bone Race and Winged Race clansmen, Xuan Luo of the Profound Ice Family called out the moment he saw Hong Kai.
Bursting with emotions, Hong Kai immediately went over to meet him.
"You're finally back."
The Bone Race clansman who was slightly "brawnier" than the others, Salleh cried out immediately after he saw Qin Lie, "This isn't enough! We're still not strong enough to fight those Abyss Devils!"
Eleven Bone Race clansmen were standing next to Salleh right now. It was obvious that he was the leader of the group here.
"Salleh!? It's you!"
Gan Xing immediately cried out in surprise when he heard Salleh's shout.
Nan Qi, Levy, and the rest of the Blaze Family clansmen wore serious looks as well. Salleh's presence seemed to be giving them a headache.
"What's wrong? Do you guys know each other?" Qin Lie asked in astonishment.
"That's not all, we've even fought against him before. He's… a powerful fellow." A strange look appeared on Liu Yang's beautiful face as she continued, "To think that you were able to convince Salleh to join you."
"Is he really that powerful?" Qin Lie's astonishment grew.
Liu Yang nodded with a wry smile on her face, "Haven't you fought against him before?"
Qin Lie shook his head.
"No wonder," Liu Yang said. "Salleh… may be stronger than even Gan Xing."
She then looked at the Bone Race clansmen beside Salleh. "There are twelve Bone Race clansmen in total including Salleh, and this power may well exceed ours. I'm pretty sure Gan Xing and Nan Qi are having a headache right now."
"It's a little troublesome," Gan Xing answered with a helpless look.
At this point, the Blaze Family had reached the Bone Race and Winged Race under Qin Lie's lead.
The brother and sister whom Levy and his people had once tried to lay their hands on were present as well. They moved backwards in disgust when they saw them approaching.
The Winged Race clansmen beside them questioned them in a low tone after seeing their reaction. A while later, they all stared at Levy with hostility and hatred.
Salleh of the Bone Race looked left and right after Gan Xing and Nan Qi approached them, but he didn't find anymore God Race clansmen besides theirs. He couldn't help but voice his disappointment, "Is this all of you?"
"Um, for now." Gan Xing answered awkwardly before changing the topic. "I didn't think you would come to such a place with your people, Salleh."
"You think I wanted to? My father demands that I ascend to rank eight in this Origin World, or he'll forfeit my rights to fight to become a clan chief!" Salleh's eyes gleamed with chill and cruelty. "That damn old man just wouldn't stop interfering with everything!"
"The right to fight to become a clan chief!?" Qin Lie asked quietly after his initial shock had passed. "Is he…"
Liu Yang nodded slightly, "That's right, he's the youngest son of the current chief of the Bone Race, and he has the potential to become the next chief."
"Once upon a time, the Blaze Family had tried to contend for a realm against the Bone Race. We… were the ultimate losers of that fight." Wu Sha sighed. "Salleh had performed extraordinarily in that battle. Both Gan Xing and Nan Qi had participated in that fight, but they weren't able to take anything off Salleh's hands at all."
"Is he really stronger than Gan Xing and Nan Qi?" Qin Lie exclaimed.
"At the very least, he was stronger than them when he was at rank six," Wu Sha confirmed.
Qin Lie looked at the talking Gan Xing, Nan Qi, and Salleh.
When he first encountered Salleh, when he saw the Bone Race clansmen calling him respectfully as their "lord", he had thought lightly of them.
He even thought that Salleh was a bit of a clown.
But now, after listening to Liu Yang and Wu Sha's explanations, he couldn't help but grow serious.
"We won't work together with a bunch of losers! We're not fighting those Abyss Devils unless the Bloodthirst Family, Darkness Family, and Light Family show up as well!"
Salleh's voice suddenly turned loud and shrill as the trio were discussing.
Salleh seemed to think lightly of Gan Xing and the Blaze Family's strength. He was clearly discovered when he discovered that Qin Lie had only recruited the Blaze Family's aid.
Gan Xing and Nan Qi kept trying to explain, but the prideful Bone Race clansman kept shaking his head with eyes that were full of disdain. He ridiculed them by saying that they had both lost to him in the past.
It put Gan Xing and Nan Qi in a most embarrassing position.
Thanks to Qin Lie's efforts, eleven Bone Race clansmen had gathered beside Salleh.
Gan Xing and Nan Qi felt annoyed after they were ridiculed repeatedly by Salleh, but they didn't dare to get angry with him.
In the end, Nan Qi returned with a look of gloom before speaking with Qin Lie. "Your plan to unite all the races isn't bad, but it isn't looking too realistic right now. We can't convince those Bone Race clansmen to work with us, and the Winged Race… are looking pretty hostile. What do you think we should do now?"
It was at this moment Gan Xing returned from the Winged Race. It was obvious that he had failed to convince them.
"The Winged Race… don't like us due to that incident last time," said Gan Xing while spreading his arms, a bitter and helpless smile on his face.
"Tell that Qin Lie boy that I'm grateful that he found my lost clansmen! I promise I won't kill any Blaze Family clansmen the next time I run into you people!"
Salleh continued shouting, "But you guys are seriously too weak! You are no match for those Abyss Devils at all. I will not lead my clansmen to their deaths, so this is the end of our cooperation!"
A Winged Race clansman also walked forwards and said, "It's clear we don't have sufficient strength, so I believe we should just part ways here. Still, we thank you for finding our lost clansmen."
Qin Lie didn't think that the Bone Race and Winged Race would decide to leave after seeing that he had only brought the Blaze Family with him.
Qin Lie's face slowly turned dark.
Gan Xing, Nan Qi, and the others wore ugly looks as well. They kept quiet and said nothing.
"It's not your fault. The Blaze Family is the weakest out of all the families right now. In their opinion, the Bloodthirst Family, Light Family, Darkness Family, and Profound Ice Family are all stronger than us," Wu Sha said bitterly.
"It's not that they don't trust you, they just don't trust in our strength. If we were the Bloodthirst Family of Light Family, they might've been willing to give it a go." Liu Yang sighed.
"It's okay. You did your best," Gan Xing consoled.
Qin Lie thought to himself for a moment. Then, he walked towards Salleh and the Winged Race clansmen while ignoring Gan Xing and the others.
Qin Lie came to a stop only when he was standing right in front of Salleh. He said, "You think that the Blaze Family is too weak, and that their addition won't help against those Abyss Devils' hunting squad, right?"
"That's right," Salleh said frankly. "I've fought against Gan Xing and Nan Qi's squads before, and they both lost against me. I think they're just too weak."
"What if I bring back the Bloodthirst Family this time?" Qin Lie asked again.
Salleh's eyes lit up. "Then I may change my mind."
"Why's that?" Qin Lie asked.
"The leader of those high rank Abyss Devils hails from the Abyss Purgatories. He's too strong, I've fought him once already, but I'm no match for him. But I know that Hao Jie of the Bloodthirst Family is incredibly powerful. He should be able to give that high rank Abyss Devil a challenge." Salleh didn't conceal his thoughts. "As long as Hao Jie can stop that guy, the rest of the high rank Abyss Devils are not a problem! None of them are a match for me one on one! Also, even if we still lost in the end, Hao Jie is there to shoulder some of the burden. That means I can leave the battlefield anytime I want if things look bad! Why would I be afraid then?"
Qin Lie inhaled deeply before grinning at Salleh. "I have a suggestion. Why don't you fight me now? If you win, the favor you owe me is cancelled. You may leave this place immediately as well. What do you think?"
"You?" Salleh exclaimed.
"Mn. As long as you're willing to fight me, the favor you owe me for having found your lost clansmen will be canceled right now!" Qin Lie declared.
Salleh looked at him strangely for a while before he finally nodded. "I accept!"
"Come with me."