Chapter 1259: Seizing the Initiative
"You've recovered completely, right?" Qin Lie asked suddenly.
"Mn." Indigo answered. She seemed to have figured out his thoughts. "Are you leaving?"
"I'm not a Spirit Race clansman after all, and it'll be… inconvenient for me if I hang around you people," Qin Lie replied.
"I know." Indigo looked sad. "You're returning to the God Race, aren't you?"
"No, I'm not." Qin Lie shook his head. "For now, we've gone our separate ways."
"Why's that?" Indigo asked curiously.
"The Flesh Filling Tombstone I'm carrying is the Blaze Family's ultimate treasure… it's supposed to be missing right now," Qin Lie replied.
"I see." Indigo realized what he meant. "We'll be camping here for a short time, so feel free to cultivate nearby if you want. No one will notice you except me and Stanca, and I'll tell Stanca to stay quiet."
Qin Lie frowned in silence.
Indigo was the only person within the Spirit Race who didn't view him as an enemy, so it just wasn't smart to cultivate nearby for a prolonged period of time. This was especially the case since all five Spirits of Void and Chaos were currently slumbering inside the Soul Suppressing Orb's fourth space, and the fire spirit was still at a critical moment of its evolution.
If he became absorbed in cultivation, the Spirits of Void and Chaos wouldn't be able to warn him this time.
It would be very risky.
"I can sense that your God Race friends are going to attack the Origin Sea soon." Indigo spoke up.
"Hmm." Qin Lie looked surprised. "Are you waiting for the God Race to act too?"
"Yeah." Indigo nodded. "The God Race and the forces they've gathered are the only ones who can truly fight against the Abyss Devils occupying the Origin Sea. The rest of us can only try to go near after they've clashed against one another."
"That's not necessarily true," Qin Lie said.
"What?" Indigo looked surprised.
"There's a Soul Race clansman called Thamur who seems to have turned a couple of the Abyss Devils into his soul servants. He's urging the God Race families to meet up so that they'd become a real threat to the Abyss Devils occupying the Origin Sea. He's doing this so he can play the fisherman," Qin Lie said seriously.
Qin Lie felt worried the moment he thought of Thamur. He couldn't help but feel like he was being watched by a venomous snake waiting patiently in the dark.
He had a feeling that Thamur would be one of the deadliest enemies he had to face in the Origin World.
"I know him. He is as scary as you say. There were a couple of times I felt his soul roaming around and watching us from nearby," Indigo echoed his sentiment.
"You're aware of him?" Qin Lie looked surprised.
"Mn. However, he's never come into contact with us before. He's probably just evaluating our strength," Indigo answered.
Qin Lie pondered for a moment before saying, "If possible, you should try checking your own squad, the Bone Race and the Winged Race for anomalies. I suspect that some of them have already been possessed by Thamur…"
Indigo's expression changed slightly.
"Please wait for a moment," she said suddenly.
Qin Lie looked surprised. "Can you verify this?"
"I'll try," Indigo answered.
Indigo sat down inside the ice barrier Qin Lie created, and starry light suddenly burst out of her deep blue eyes.
Qin Lie could see the finger-sized starlights flying out of her hands.
The starlights quickly vanished into nothingness the moment they exited the ice barrier.
He only realized that the starlight had transformed into strange-looking soul threads after he probed around with his soul perception. The threads seeped into the clansmen of the three races.
The starlights flew out of the inspected bodies and moved onto the next target if they found nothing amiss. It was at this moment pitch black light suddenly shone from the center of a Spirit Race clansman's forehead.
The pitch black light seemed to explode all of a sudden, but the starlight quickly caught up to it.
Qin Lie exclaimed when he saw this. "There really are soul servants in your midst!"
Indigo instantly slipped out of the ice barrier and arrived right next to that Spirit Race clansman.
At nearly the same time, pitch black light shone from the foreheads of three other Winged Race and the Bone Race clansmen.
Indigo's starlight instantly swam towards the possessed people like sharks who smelled blood from every direction.
"What are you doing, Young Mistress?"
Bagi of the Spirit Race exclaimed when he saw Indigo suddenly flying out from the darkness, waving her hands and trapping a fellow clansman with starlight.
"What are you doing?!"
Salleh of the Bone Race and Stanca of the Winged Race were caught off guard as well.
The Bone Race clansman and two Winged Race clansmen looked to be in pain the second their forehead started shining with black light. They immediately cried for help from their kin.
"The Spirit Race's attacking us! They're going to kill us!"
"We can't just let them kill us and do nothing about it!"
The three people whose foreheads were trapped by the wispy starlights screamed loudly as they urged Salleh and Stanca to act.
The group was caught completely off guard.
The situation looked like it would spiral out of control at any moment.
"Watch out! They're either dead or turned into soul servants by a Soul Race clansman!" Indigo exclaimed.
All three squads stared at the trapped men in shock when they heard this.
The Spirit Race trusted Indigo one hundred percent, so they immediately surrounded their trapped kin when they heard her explanation.
The Bone Race and Winged Race weren't sure if they should trust her.
"Listen to her!" Stanca yelled.
The Winged Race clansmen hurriedly surrounded their two kin with black light shining from their foreheads when they heard his cry.
Salleh of the Bone Race shot a glance at Indigo first, then at Stanca who looked like he was facing a deadly enemy. After a moment of hesitation, he also yelled, "Trust them this one time!"
The Bone Race clansmen heeded his order and suppressed their yelling kin under control.
"Are you fine now, Young Mistress?" Sienna looked happy at her master's recovery. "Is it because your bloodline has ascended to rank seven? Is that how you discovered the Soul Race's evil plot?"
"At rank seven, there's no one who's stronger than our Young Mistress! We'll definitely kill that damnable Blaze Family member eventually!" Bagi said.
They didn't even think of the possibility that Indigo might've made a mistake. They all believed that the people Indigo caught were the Soul Race's puppets.
"It wasn't me. He was the one who told me about it." Indigo stared into darkness as a trace of sadness suddenly passed through her eyes.
She could feel Qin Lie leaving her.