Chapter 823: A Corpse Demon
“Luo Han is coming to the Ruined Lands to attack me?”
Jiang Zhuzhe actually looked pretty cheerful when he heard this news. His scarlet red pupils were even sparkling with mad excitement.
“Great news, this is great news! Hehe, the reason I came to the Ruined Lands so overtly was in hopes that Black Voodoo Cult’s Jiang An and the three great families would attack me first. But I never thought that a Luo Han would pop up instead. This is wonderful!”
“Besides Luo Han, there is also Illusory Demon Sect’s Ji Qingpeng, the White Bone Demon Monarch, the Soul Summoning Ghost Mother, Chi Yan, and Gu Tuo,” Qin Lie added.
“That’s not a problem. Ji Qingpeng aside, everyone else is just cannon fodder, irrelevant.” Jiang Zhuzhe waved his hand carelessly. “Just go to whatever Turin Cave you’re planning to go. If Luo Han and Ji Qingpeng dare cause trouble in the Ruined Lands, I will teach them what it means to provoke my ire.”
His tone abruptly changed as his expression turned merciless. “Speaking of Luo Han, this guy truly is an insatiable and ungrateful wretch. During the time I was hiding in Celestial Artifact Sect, I fulfilled their wildest dreams every time we cooperated. But now, after like half a year or more since I left that place, he’s planning to take a bite of me already. Maybe I’ve been too mild-tempered when I was at Celestial Artifact Sect.”
He frowned for a moment before continuing, “Turin Cave is not a simple place. Who are you going with?”
“Lu Yi.” Qin Lie said.
“Lu Yi…” Jiang Zhuzhe’s expression looked odd. He then nodded and said, “Out of all the Blood Fiend Ten Elders, Lu Yi is slightly stronger than even Mo Jun. If my senior brother and junior sister were willing to spend the spirit materials they prepared for Mo Jun on him instead, he would probably come up with a Soul Altar faster than Mo Jun. No only that, his combat power would exceed a one-level Soul Altar Mo Jun too.”
Jiang Zhuzhe seemed to hold Lu Yi in high regard.
Qin Lie wasn’t particularly involved in Blood Fiend Sect’s internal matters, so he didn’t interfere with their choice.
“But if it’s just you and Lu Yi, the two of you may not necessarily be able to leave that place safely. And I… need you to be alive.” Jiang Zhuzhe thought for a moment before looking at Miao Fengtian behind him, “Old Miao, summon that Corpse Demon from the graveyard, will you?”
Wordlessly, Miao Fengtian covered in rich corpse aura executed an art and swiped through the air with his long fingernails.
Behind the graveyard, a sharp cry that caused scalps to tingle suddenly pierced the air. Then, Qin Lie saw a coffin floating over from the graveyard.
The coffin of white bones was square-shaped and smooth white. It was surrounded by cold, corpse aura, and its cover was riddled with thumb-sized holes. The holes were there for ventilation purposes.
It was as if the corpse inside the coffin needed to breathe too.
The coffin floated all the way until it was a meter above Miao Fengtian’s head. Only then did it come to a silent stop.
Qin Lie frowned deeply when he looked at Miao Fengtian and the coffin floating above his head. “I don’t need it.”
“Give it a look first, will you?” Jiang Zhuzhe smiled enigmatically before nodding at Miao Fengtian.
When Miao Fengtian pointed at the coffin once more, it floated again and landed right in front of Qin Lie.
A big, green hand covered in corpse hair pushed away the cover of the coffin. A familiar-looking figure sat up from the coffin.
This person was wearing a rusty bronze cloth armor, and his entire body was glowing blue. His exposed neck, face and arms were completely covered in corpse hair, and at first glance it looked more like a blue ape than man.
The choking amount of corpse aura flowing out of his body was enough to cause one’s soul to tremble. It was enough to cause someone to feel uncomfortable all over.
“Don’t you think that he looks a little familiar?” Jiang Zhuzhe asked smilingly.
After paying close attention for a moment, Qin Lie’s expression changed slightly. “Pu Ze?”
Jiang Zhuzhe laughed loudly. “That’s right, he is the foreign delegate of Black Voodoo Cult, Pu Ze! Back when his Soul Altar was shattered by Duan Qianjie, he was forced to hide himself and reconstruct his Soul Altar. Unfortunately for him, I found him by coincidence just as he was about to succeed. I sucked all of his blood essence, and kept his corpse intact. After spending a large amount of spirit materials and corpse aura, he was finally refined into a Corpse Demon.”
While saying this, Jiang Zhuzhe tossed a bell to Qin Lie. “Keep this bell and coffin with you. You don’t have to summon him immediately after you reach Turin Cave, all you need to do is to put the coffin in the deep sea next to Turin Cave. At a critical moment, if you think that your strength isn’t enough to deal with the troubles of Turin Cave, you may use the bell to summon the Corpse Demon. He will automatically break out of the coffin, follow the bell’s guidance and aid you in killing the enemy you wish to kill. It is convenient, is it not?”
“I don’t think I’ll need him.” Qin Lie shook his head yet again.
He didn’t believe that Jiang Zhuzhe would be so kind to give him an evil thing like this without any ulterior motives. Also, he could hardly eat or sleep well if he kept the Corpse Demon knowing full well that it was refined by Jiang Zhuzhe’s people.
He didn’t trust Jiang Zhuzhe, and he was afraid that he would do something sneaky and bring infinite trouble atop his head.
“You must bring it with you even if you have no need it of it.” Jiang Zhuzhe’s narrowed eyes slowly turned cold. “I need you alive, and only by being alive will you be able to aid me in destroying the three great families with the eight god corpses and fourteen evil dragons. Moreover, the Spirits of Void and Chaos you possess are a killer blow to all Soul Altar experts. If you wish for me to aid you in fighting against Luo Han and Ji Qingpeng, then keep this Corpse Demon with you. You may return him to me after you are done with your trip to Turin Cave.”
“I have to bring him with me no matter what?”
“Fine, I’ll take him.”
“Now that’s better.”
In the end, Qin Lie had no choice but to leave with the coffin.
“As of now, that Corpse Demon is the strongest Corpse Demon we’ve refined. It wasn’t easy to refine him either. Why did you give it to him for free?” Miao Fengtian asked doubtfully.
Pu Ze was a Soul Altar expert before he died, so they had to spend a great deal of spirit materials to refine him and a rich amount of corpse aura to nurture him. The process wasn’t simple.
Despite cooperating for such a long time, the two of them had only managed to refine Pu Ze into a super strong Corpse Demon. The rest of their Corpse Demons were much weaker.
Miao Fengtian didn’t understand why Jiang Zhuzhe had done so.
“Qin Lie possesses the blood of the god race, and he is close with the fourteen evil dragons. He has even entered the Ruined Lands and joined forces with Forefather Dark Wind and Evil Infant Boy,” Jiang Zhuzhe chuckled. “The things he did are regarded as unnatural and evil by many people. So when the Celestial Artifact Sect exposes the truth of his bloodline to the world, he will be knocked off his pedestal and into the abyss no matter how much he contributed to the benefit of the Land of Chaos. He will become even less than an evil spirit in an instant.”
Jiang Zhuzhe resumed speaking after a pause. “It won’t take long before he slowly becomes corrupt and joins us. The reason I gave him the Corpse Demon is so that he will use it. The moment he does, it will become a powerful element of compulsion that pushes him closer to us, and further away from those hypocrites.”
“You’ve done so many things. Is regaining the Heavenly Calamity Continent for Blood Fiend Sect really your only goal? There should be more, right?” Miao Fengtian frowned.
“That is none of your concern. You only need to know that I will fulfill the promise I’ve made to the Miao Family,” Jiang Zhuzhe said with an indifferent look on his face. “The Miao Family would be treated as evildoers and attacked once the news that you are cultivating the Corpse Progenitor’s spirit art is exposed anyway.”
“Are you sure that the Miao Family will be safe from a crusade if I stick with you?” Miao Fengtian said doubtfully.
Jiang Zhuzhe smiled as a fanatical expression sprang to his face. “Soon, I will convert evildoers like us into the orthodox power of the Land of Chaos. Soon, we will be revered by all.”
A deep look at Jiang Zhuzhe later, Miao Fengtian finally fell silent.
Half a day later.
A crystalline war chariot that could fetch a dozen or so people sneakily left the Ruined Lands and flew towards Turin Cave.
Inside the crystalline war chariot, there was Qin Lie, Lin Liang’er, Lu Yi, and a coffin made of white bones.
The coffin was surrounded by thick corpse aura, and it made both Lu Yi and Lin Liang’er frown deeply.
“Did Jiang Zhuzhe force this thing on you?” Lu Yi finally couldn’t stop himself from asking.
Qin Lie nodded with a bitter smile on his face.
“This man has a devious mind, and no one can figure out what’s going on inside his head. You must be very careful when you are dealing with him,” Lu Yi said calmly.
“Jiang Zhuzhe said that he will communicate with Blood Fiend Sect and discuss about attacking the three great families together some time later. Do you… know anything about it?” Qin Lie suddenly recalled that there was such a thing.
Earlier, Jiang Zhuzhe had sought him out to discuss about allying with Flaming Sun Island and Blood Fiend Sect to seize back the Heavenly Calamity Continent and share the profits.
At the time, he told Jiang Zhuzhe that he would agree only if Blood Fiend Sect agreed to the proposal.
A few months had passed by since. He didn’t know if Jiang Zhuzhe had sought out Blood Fiend Sect, and it so happened that Lu Yi was an elder of Blood Fiend Sect.
“If Xue Li was still the old Xue Li, then there would be no chances of them cooperating. But now… it sounds like the negotiation are almost done,” Lu Yi said.
Qin Lie looked astonished.