Chapter 1244: Profound Heaven Spirit Orb
Hao Jie and his Bloodthirst Family members hadn't taken Qin Lie's words seriously just because he left. On the contrary, they waited leisurely for the Abyss Devils to arrive.
Not only were Cang Ye's attempts to change their mind ineffective, they thought that she talked too much.
"You can leave first if you're afraid," Hao Jie said calmly.
Cang Ye suddenly grew curious when she saw how fearless the Bloodthirst Family members were acting.
Hao Jie was cruel and bloodthirsty, but he wasn't foolish.
So, what on earth gave him the confidence to charge into the Origin Sea despite it being guarded by almost one hundred high rank Abyss Devils and an Abyss Devil who hailed from the Abyss Purgatories?
"I must be missing something…" Cang Ye thought to herself.
Suddenly, she wasn't in a hurry anymore. She relaxed and said indifferently, "Oh, no. I want to see how exactly you're going to eliminate those Abyss Devils."
Not only did Cang Ye didn't leave, she sat down just like the others as they showered her with surprised looks.
"Not leaving?" Hao Jie nodded after his initial surprise wore off. "That's fine too."
On the other side.
After Qin Lie had left the Bloodthirst Family's side using Blitz Thunder Escape, he stood still and formed a connection with the thunder spirit.
He could see Cang Ye and Hao Jie through the thunder spirit's eyes.
The other four Spirits of Void and Chaos kept watch around his true body to scout for any nearby activities.
He was very close to the Origin Sea right now. It was only a matter of time before the squads who survived the dangers of the secret realm showed up.
These survivors had to be fearsome and powerful beings such as Salleh of the Bone Race or Stanca of the Winged Race. If he wasn't careful, he would be surrounded by them. It wouldn't exactly be easy to escape their grasp either.
That was why he hadn't lowered his guard while he was observing the Bloodthirst Family.
The wood spirit suddenly sent him a soul message. It had discovered an oddity.
He immediately saw the mysterious Soul Race clansman from last time when he looked through the eyes of the wood spirit.
The mysterious Soul Race clansman had detected the wood spirit's existence as well despite the darkness.
"A strange being!"
This mysterious Soul Race clansman had sneakily made his way towards Hao Jie and the others after parting ways with Cang Ye and circled around the area.
He had extraordinary soul energy, so he wasn't unaware of Diga and the high rank Abyss Devils' movements. Their activities had given him the lead he needed to sneak over.
However, just as he got closer to Hao Jie's group, he suddenly felt a disturbance in his soul.
"What's going on?"
His eyes were full of puzzlement. He started moving purposefully while perceiving the odd feeling in his soul.
As he got closer and closer, he suddenly detected another soul within the vicinity. It was Qin Lie.
"There's another guy over there…"
Slightly surprised, he tried moving towards Qin Lie to see if anything would change.
He immediately discovered that the disturbance in his soul had increased rapidly.
His ghastly eyes burned brightly in an instant.
"You are the one I've been looking for all this time!" He finally found his target.
This time, he ignored the wood spirit completely and moved straight towards Qin Lie with a low chuckle.
Still watching through the eyes of the wood spirit, Qin Lie suddenly realized that the Soul Race clansman had seemingly vanished into thin air.
"He's coming straight towards me!" Qin Lie finally understood what was going on.
At this point, he didn't have the leisure to observe Cang Ye, Hao Jie and the Abyss Devils any longer. He quickly withdrew his scattered soul consciousness.
He even took out a five kilogram heavy meat from the spatial ring Nan Qi gifted him and ate it all.
He was fully prepared for battle.
This mysterious Soul Race clansman made his senses scream out in danger. His bloodline felt like it would boil up at any moment as that Soul Race clansman got closer and closer towards him.
He immediately recognized that this new arrival was one of the deadliest beings in this Origin World just like that femininely handsome devil.
"He's almost here!"
The Soul Race clansman had gotten close enough that Qin Lie could detect his movement and activity through his True Vision ability.
At this point, he also realized that that mysterious Soul Race clansman's soul perception was even greater than his.
"He is a troublesome fellow." Qin Lie grew more and more cautious.
A greenish, ghastly flame flashed into view like the body of a demon in front of Qin Lie.
All Qin Lie saw was a blur before the mysterious Soul Race clansman appeared ten meters away from him, hovering slightly above the ground.
There were no Darklight Stones within the vicinity, but the Soul Race clansman was staring right at him.
He stared right back at the newcomer.
"Up until now, you're the only person I've met whose sight and soul perception aren't affected by this absolute darkness," the mysterious Soul Race clansman said in a raspy voice.
Qin Lie frowned. "Aren't you the same?"
It was clear to Qin Lie that the Soul Race clansman clearly see his surroundings when his eyes lit up like a pair of green, ghastly flames.
Just like him, this guy had an advantage almost no one else had in this absolute darkness because he could see and perceive his surroundings.
Salleh and Cang Ye could see in the darkness. Stanca and that girl called Indigo could perceive their surroundings with their souls. However, they didn't have both abilities at once.
This Soul Race clansman was the only other person besides himself whose sight and soul perception weren't affected by the environment.
"Earlier, I was chasing someone for a very long time. However, he was able to escape me using a strange teleportation ability." An odd emotion entered the Soul Race clansman's ghastly eyes. "That was you, wasn't it?"
"I don't know what you're talking about." Qin Lie said.
"Hehe." The mysterious Soul Race clansman chuckled strangely for a moment before he praised Qin Lie. "I didn't realize that the Blaze Family had someone as scary as you. Before this, I thought that Hao Jie of the Bloodthirst Family, Ming Xu and Cang Ye were the strongest God Race practitioners in this secret realm, but…"
He shook his head slowly. "So, the Blaze Family is finally showing signs of life after twenty thousand years of decline. It is an occasion worth celebrating."
"Thank you for your praise, but I really have no idea what you're talking about," Qin Lie said again.
"It doesn't matter if you admit it or not. I already know who you are." The Soul Race clansman fell silent for a moment before asking suddenly, "You're holding the Blaze Family's lost Flesh Filling Tombstone, aren't you?"
A trace of shock finally entered Qin Lie's eyes.
He had never told any God Race clansman about the Flesh Filling Tombstone. He had kept this secret tightly under wraps from the beginning to the end.
He never thought that a Soul Race clansman would find out his secret.
"How did you know?" His tone turned cold.
Qin Lie realized that there was no point trying to hide any longer, not when this Soul Race clansman had identified the fact that the Flesh Filling Tombstone was with him so confidently.
"The Flesh Filling Tombstone is the only artifact that could take on the Spirit Race's Profound Heaven Spirit Orb!" the Soul Race clansman said matter-of-factly.
"Profound Heaven Spirit Orb?" Qin Lie looked confused.
"It's that beautiful light orb that Spirit Race girl called Indigo had summoned when your giant Ring of Burning Sun fell from the sky," the Soul Race clansman explained. "That light orb is the Profound Heaven Spirit Orb. Just like the God Race's Flesh Filling Tombstone, it's the Spirit Race's strongest artifact."
Qin Lie was speechless for a moment. "I see."
Although he was in a state of madness and out of control at the time, he wasn't unaware how powerful his giant Ring of the Burning Sun was.
When the Spirit Race girl summoned the Profound Heaven Spirit Orb, destroyed his giant sun and forced him to run away, he had to admit that he was deeply puzzled.
He had no idea that that light orb was this scary.
Thanks to this Soul Race clansman's explanation, he finally understood that that light orb was the Spirit Race's ultimate treasure, just like the Flesh Filling Tombstone was to the God Race.
"This is surprising. I hadn't expected both the God Race and the Spirit Race to deploy their ultimate divine artifacts during this expedition." The Soul Race clansman clearly looked surprised. "The God Race especially. To think that your kind would deploy two divine artifacts at once. This is truly puzzling."
"Two?" Qin Lie was shocked yet again.
"You don't know?" The Soul Race clansman asked.
Qin Lie shook his head in response.
"Hao Jie of the Bloodthirst Family is carrying his family's Flesh Filling Tombstone. I've… only learned about this recently." The mysterious Soul Race clansman suddenly felt like he was losing control again. Finally, he recalled why he sought out Qin Lie in the first place.
"Right! Why do I feel restless every time I'm around you? Sometimes I even feel like I'm losing control over my soul! There must be something else you're carrying with you besides the Flesh Filling Tombstone; something that comes directly from my race!"
He exclaimed with absolute certainty.