Chapter 1253: Another Path
In the darkness, Qin Lie's expression was grave. He thought this mysterious Soul Race clansman was the most terrifying opponent in the Origin World.
Over by the Abyss Devils, there was Diga from the bottom eight levels. The God Race had Hao Jie, Ming Xu, and Cang Ye. The Spirit Race had Indigo who had a four attribute bloodline, and even the Bone Race and Winged Race had Salleh and Stanca...
The rank seven experts of each race were powerful and could match him.
And if he wanted to inscribe the Sky Piercing diagram, he had to reach the Origin Sea.
A terrifying battle was fated to be fought there!
He was concerned about the Ling Family whose status was still unknown to him, causing his mood to drop even lower.
"I need to increase my strength as fast as possible!" he decided.
He had recently put his attention on the Sky Piercing ancient diagram, and the cultivation of Heavenly Thunder Eradication, Frost Art, and Blood Spirit Art. He attempted to reach the late stage of the Nirvana Realm.
Due to the Flesh Filling Tombstone, he could replenish his fleshly power quickly.
Yet his recent path of cultivation put great emphasis on both spirit and soul energy.
He had relied on the replenishing of soul energy using the pills from Spirit Realm. The recovery power of the pills... was too slow.
He had to think of another way.
"The Soul Beast avatar! If the Soul Beast avatar and the main soul can build a connection, I can obtain soul energy from the Soul Beast avatar. My cultivation would be smooth, and when I comprehend enough, I will naturally reach the late stage of the Nirvana Realm!"
"Soul Beast, Soul Beast..."
His soul floated as he tried to think of a way.
He suddenly thought of Serine of the Cullen Family.
This Asura Race woman had possessed the skull of a Rank Ten Dark Soul Beast since childhood. Through cultivating with the Dark Soul Beast skull, she seemed to obtain a remnant soul of the Rank Ten Dark Soul Beast.
That remnant soul had chaotic memories that troubled her, confusing her sense of self.
Right now, his Soul Beast avatar had a Rank Nine Soul Beast bloodline. This Rank Nine Soul Beast had been split from that Rank Ten Dark Soul Beast.
Due to this, his Soul Beast avatar had not completely inherited the memories of the rank ten Soul Beast.
He had not uncovered everything about some of the Soul Race's secret arts and many abilities of the Soul Beast itself.
"It is time!"
Frost Desolation Abyss.
Qin Lie's Soul Beast avatar suddenly appeared among the pillars of the ice. Inside those ice pillars were the frozen bodies of rank seven and eight Abyss Devils.
After Miao Fengtian had merged the body of the Corpse Progenitor, his skill at refining corpses gradually increased and he uncovered the true path of corpse refining.
He could already use three tenths of the Corpse Progenitor's Soul Altar.
Curtis, Miao Fengtian, and the Asura Race soul slaves bowed politely seeing him arrive.
The Soul Beast who turned into Qin Lie's shape quickly expanded when he came to this hidden place.
Soon, this avatar transformed back into the enormous Soul Beast, a mountain of flesh.
"The first voodoo creature!" Miao Fengtian was stunned.
The Viridian Blood Toad appeared on the arm of the Soul Beast's arm. He immediately recognize the first voodoo creature of the Black Voodoo Cult.
This first voodoo creature was silently crouching on the Soul Beast's shoulder, clearly dispirited and lackluster.
Miao Fengtian looked and realized that the first voodoo creature had been refined by the Soul Beast.
From the first voodoo creature, he could feel the presence of the Soul Beast, the same as the one from Curtis and the others.
"Curtis, go to the Cullen Family, and bring Serine over," Qin Lie ordered through the Soul Beast avatar.
"Understood." Curtis immediately left.
"How is the recent situation?" Qin Lie looked at Miao Fengtian.
Miao Fengtian lifted his head and saw Qin Lie who was asking in the shape of a Soul Beast. Feeling the terrifying presence of the Soul Beast, he felt great pressure. "Everything here has been smooth."
"The other areas? How are those factions fighting in the Frost Desolation Abyss?" he asked.
"The races of Boluo Realm, Sky Mender Palace, the Ji and Qin Families have had success in the Frost Desolation Abyss. The Asura Race is more adjusted to the environment, and there is often someone of their race who achieves a breakthrough." Miao Fengtian thought and then answered seriously. "The two factions of the Blood Fiend Sect have no problems. However, the Silver rank forces of the Land of Chaos, because they are too weak, they rely too heavily on the Blazing Profound Bombs, and..."
He narrated the recent events of the Frost Desolation Abyss to Qin Lie.
Qin Lie listened. A moment later, he said, "After you merged with the Corpse Progenitor, did you obtain any information about the Bone Race from the memories of the Corpse Progenitor?"
"Bone Race?" Miao Fengtian had a speechless expression. He shook his head and said, "No, the corpse progenitor is already dead. He only imprinted his succession in the corpse. He could not and would not have left the other memories."
Pausing, he asked curiously. "What kind of race is the Bone Race?"
"It is an extremely powerful race whose bodies are not made of flesh, just white bones," Qin Lie explained.
"Such a strange race!" Miao Fengtian said in shock.
Qin Lie narrowed his eyes and thought for a moment. He suddenly said, "Your corpse refining technique may possibly come from the Bone Race!"
"How is that possible?" Miao Fengtian paled. "Wasn't the Corpse Progenitor the one who created the corpse refining skill?"
"Hua Zang and the Bone Race had contact. His abilities in refining corpse may... originate from the Bone Race." Qin Lie sighed.
"Bone Race!" Miao Fengtian was astounded.
"My main body is presently in a secret realm in the Abyss, and has interacted with the Bone Race. Back then... Hua Zang and the Bone Race seemed to have an agreement. If Hua Zang had not been killed by the God Race, if he continued living, the Bone Race may have reached Spirit Realm through him," Qin Lie said.
"The God Race is about to invade, adding on the Bone Race..." Miao Fengtian felt a headache.
Qin Lie thought for a while and did not say that the Soul Race was also targeting Spirit Realm to avoid Miao Fengtian being unable to withstand it.
His eyes landed on the seemingly docile first voodoo creature. He thought and said, "If I let you leave and develop freely, can you really give me a pleasant surprise?"
"Master! What do you want me to do?" The first voodoo creature immediately became excited.
"I have not thought of it," Qin Lie said.
"As long as there is enough flesh and blood, I can continue to transform, and... us voodoo insects have the strongest reproductive ability! Compared to the human race, and the so called Abyss Devils, we are even stronger!" the first voodoo creature shouted.
"Flesh and blood..." He fell into thought for a while before saying, "I will think of a way to find a new Abyss level. I want to see if you can develop the so-called Voodoo Insect Race there."
"I will not fail you!" The first voodoo creature said excitedly.
"I hope so."
"Serine is here."
At this time, Curtis led Serine of the Cullen Family from behind an enormous pillar of ice.
The beautiful Serine with the nickname of "Black Tulip" wore battle armor. She came, her brows tightly furrowed and seemed anxious.
When she came near Qin Lie's Soul Beast avatar, many images would appear in her mind.
Many of the chaotic memories that did not belong to her would suddenly become active in her mind.
Strange pictures would flash and confuse her mind.
She was not a Soul Beast, she did not have the unusual souls of the Soul Race, and she could not learn the truth behind those chaotic memories and images.
She could not benefit from them. Those things which did not belong to her also troubled her and affected her cultivation and bloodline.
She had been tormented for a long time.
At this time, as Qin Lie's enormous Soul Beast avatar appeared in its full glory, when the chaotic memories flooded her mind, she felt as though she was going to be released.
She walked determinedly toward the Soul Beast.
"I know that some things which do not belong to you are hidden in your mind. You cannot understand those things nor merge them into your soul, is that so?" Qin Lie said in the Soul Beast's voice.
Serine looked at the terrifying Soul Beast and knelt on the ground. She said, her head low. "I hope, I hope you can help me release me from this torment..."
"I will give you a choice. I can completely take away those things that do not belong to you. But I am willing to give you a chance to learn. Also, I will teach you more secrets of the soul that you need..." He looked down at Serine and said, "The price is that you must swear loyalty to me, listen to my orders, and become my soul slave."