Chapter 1237: Visitors from Nine Hells?
In the Origin World.
Ling Yushi and her group were sitting in the darkness and cultivating in silence.
Suddenly, Ling Yushi's eyebrows twitched as pain entered her eyes.
"What's wrong, sister?" Ling Xuanxuan asked hurriedly.
Ling Feng and Gao Yu awoke from their cultivation state and looked at her in concern as well.
"I can feel someone spying on us." Ling Yushi stood up and inhaled deeply. Then, she spread out her soul and tried to scan her surroundings.
A ripple of soul energy spread out slowly to the surrounding.
Her soul consciousness touched another person's soul consciousness. It was a strange feeling.
The moment she concentrated on the other soul consciousness, she immediately saw a mysterious person covered completely in black robes.
The mysterious person was standing in absolute darkness, and he wasn't holding a Darklight Stone at all. However, his eyes grew brighter and brighter like ghost fire.
He looked up into the air and chuckled, "I didn't think there are Abyss Devils who are this good in soul arts."
At the same time, a ball of thick, ink-like soul energy stretched towards her like an octopus.
Ling Yushi turned pale in shock.
She hurriedly withdrew her soul energy and declared immediately, "We need to move to the Origin Sea right now!"
"Big Miss, you haven't recovered your soul energy yet, have you?" Ling Feng exclaimed.
"That person's soul consciousness is extremely powerful, and he isn't affected by the Origin World." Ling Yushi said urgently, "There's no time. We cannot allow him to reach us no matter what! We need to leave right now!"
Gao Yu, Ling Xuanxuan, and the few surviving Horned Demon clansmen and Ghost Eye clansmen trusted her deeply. They hurriedly stood up as she ordered.
Leading at the front, Ling Yushi hurriedly rushed towards the direction of the Origin Sea.
A few kilometers away, the mysterious Soul Race clansman tried to give chase, but he had no choice but to give up when he discovered that Ling Yushi's group was getting closer and closer towards the Origin Sea.
He could sense the Abyss Devil hunters' terrifying aura even from where he was.
Somewhere near the Origin Sea.
A humongous Darklight Stone floated in the air like a dazzling sun. A bunch of high rank devils could be seen sitting on top of the stone and observing their surroundings.
The Darklight Stone was so big and shiny that everything could be seen as clear as day.
Enos was sitting on top of the giant Darklight Stone too. Her light purple eyes moved once as she said, "I sense more of our kin coming this direction."
Vincente, the Abyss Devil who had once engaged Qin Lie in battle chuckled next to her before looking towards the distance. "The leader's quite a beautiful girl. Oh, wait! It's a pair of sisters!"
Vincente's curiosity was immediately piqued.
"You head down and check if they're qualified to join us. If they're too weak then shoo them away," a feminine voice ordered impatiently from inside the giant Darklight Stone.
Vincente was the descendant of the Despair Devil King of the Chaos Abyss, but he did not dare disobey the owner of the voice at all.
In fact, he removed the smile on his face and nodded seriously. "Understood."
He jumped down from the giant Darklight Stone immediately.
At the same time, Ling Yushi and the others suddenly stopped where they were and stared anxiously towards the front.
The leaders of many different Abyss levels were seated above the giant Darklight Stone, whereas a great number of rank seven Abyss Devils were wandering below.
Ling Yushi had sensed their terrifying soul energies when they were almost a kilometer away from them and stopped obediently in her tracks.
She no longer sensed the Soul Race clansman anyway.
"Sister, we'll be fine… right? Their aura is absolutely terrifying," Ling Xuanxuan asked timidly.
Ling Feng, Gao Yu, and the others were doing their best to regulate their breathing and put on a brave front as well.
The high rank Abyss Devil group that numbered almost a hundred in total was the strongest force in the Origin World right now. Moreover, they were the first force to take over the Origin Sea, and they had successfully chased all other forces such as the Soul Race, the Spirit Race, the God Race, the Bone Race and so on away from there.
This achievement alone proved that they were the true rulers of the Origin World right now.
The reason Ling Yushi's group had survived until now was because Ling Yushi was able to guide them away from danger using her soul perception.
One might say that they were lucky to make it this far.
They would be lying if they said they weren't afraid of these Abyss Devils.
Vincente had already reached them while they were still worrying over their own fates. He asked despite knowing, "Who's the leader of this group?"
Ling Yushi said calmly, "I am."
Vincente examined them curiously, his gaze sweeping past Ling Xuanxuan, Ling Feng and so on. Then, he asked with an odd expression, "How on earth did you weaklings make it all the way here?"
Everyone looked embarrassed by his blunt question.
Ling Yushi answered, "My soul perception isn't affected by this place, so I can sense any powerful enemies nearby and… avoid them."
Vincente nodded after his initial surprise was over. "So… you made it all the way here by dodging out of harm's way?"
Ling Yushi hesitated for a moment before answering, "That is so."
"Are you aware of our rules then?" Vincente raised his eyebrows.
"I should be able to help you. Not only can I detect any soul presences within several kilometers of range, I can trap most living creatures' souls in an endless illusion," Ling Yushi explained.
"A bloodline ability that's related to the soul?" Vincente was caught off guard.
Suddenly, he looked backwards to the giant Darklight Stone and asked loudly, "What do you think, Diga?"
The feminine male voice rang from the Darklight Stone yet again. "Tell her to try trap my soul."
"Did you hear that?" Vincente turned back towards Ling Yushi and said, "Our leader is cultivating inside that Darklight Stone behind me. Try your soul art on our leader."
"Alright." Ling Yushi nodded.
She sat down in front right in front of Vincente and focused on spreading all of her soul consciousness towards that Darklight Stone.
Her soul rippled towards it like water.
Suddenly, the high rank Abyss Devils led by Enos sitting above the Darklight Stone felt like they were losing control over their souls.
They almost felt like they could see an ocean flooding over their heads, drawing their souls and threatening to drown them all alive.
The Abyss Devil leader called Diga suddenly exclaimed.
A purple figure suddenly flew out of the Darklight Stone.
An instant later, the deep purple figure transformed into a feminine young man who looked like a beautiful woman.
This incredibly handsome high rank Abyss Devil was wearing a set of clothes with many purple flowery patterns on it. He looked like he was only sixteen to seventeen years old, and younger than every Abyss Devil present in this place.
Vincente automatically stepped down and allowed Diga to take charge the moment he showed up.
The high rank Abyss Devils seated primly above the Darklight Stone hurriedly flew downwards after they saw his appearance.
"What's wrong, Diga?" Enos hurriedly asked.
"What's so different about this woman?" another high rank Abyss Devil asked.
The group of powerful high rank Abyss Devils stared at Diga and Ling Yushi curiously, but Diga's attention was fully absorbed by Ling Yushi.
Ling Yushi was surprised by this sudden change as well. She asked, "How do you know the name of my bloodline ability?"
As Diga had mentioned earlier, the bloodline ability she barely executed was called Soul Hell. It was an ability she had awakened not long earlier, but had yet to fully master.
Diga had flown out of the Darklight Stone and stopped her from unleashing the Soul Hell in full. Moreover, he had accurately called out the name of her bloodline ability. That was why she was confused.
Diga smiled bitterly at her before answering, "Sister from Nine Hells, please don't make a joke like this."
"She came from Nine Hells!"
"No wonder Diga is treating this so seriously!"
The high rank Abyss Devils immediately realized what was going on.
In fact, every high rank Abyss Devil who knew what Nine Hells was were staring at Ling Yushi in a completely new light.
Their gazes were mixed with fear, respect, anxiety, worry, and so on.
It was the exact same gaze they used when they were staring at Diga.
"Sister, Nine Hells, a joke…"
Ling Yushi was completely confused. She didn't seem to have a clue what was going on.
Behind her, Ling Xuanxuan, Ling Feng, Gao Yu, and the others looked confused as well.
They were puzzled by these high rank devils' reactions.
"I don't understand what you're saying." Ling Yushi suddenly spoke up.
"No seriously, cut the joke already, sister. I can surrender my leadership position… if that's what you wish for." Still wearing a bitter smile on his face, Diga spread his arms innocently. "I didn't know that you've come too. I thought… I was the only one who came from the bottom eight levels."
A strange gleam flitted across Ling Yushi's eyes. When she looked at the rest of the high rank Abyss Devils, she discovered that they were all looking at her in fear and awe.
She was a pure, noble girl since birth, so she roughly understood what was going on after some quick thinking.
Suddenly, she smiled like a stunning purple rose that just bloomed. "Which level do you belong to?"
"I come from Yellow Springs," Diga answered seriously. "Yellow Springs Purgatory is above your Nine Hells Purgatory, and that Soul Hell you just executed is…"
He hesitated for a moment as a trace of fear flashed across his eyes. "It's the Nine Hells Purgatory Monarch's unique bloodline ability."
He examined Ling Yushi and discovered that his words had drawn no reaction from her whatsoever. It was only then he continued, "I heard that the monarch of Nine Hells Purgatory only had seven sons and three daughters. He must love you deeply to send you into this Origin World, right?"
Ling Yushi responded with a smile, but didn't answer him.
Diga's face actually darkened as he spoke to no one in particular, "I'm not as lucky as you are. I may be the Yellow Springs Purgatory Monarch's son, but my father has hundreds of sons and daughters. Moreover, I had left Yellow Springs Purgatory without permission. If I don't return with something substantial… I may very well end up dead."
"Oh, I see. You can keep your position." Ling Yushi thought for a moment before smiling at him. "I promise that I won't compete with you. You can claim whatever you want from this place."
Diga looked surprised for a moment before he bowed deeply at her. He smiled sincerely. "Sister, from now on I'm treating you like a real sister!"