Chapter 939: Heavenly Blood Divine Beam!
After giving his promise to Blood Fiend Sect, Qin Lie sought out Luz for two reasons—One, he wanted to go to the Heavenly Slaughter Continent with the Dark Shadow Race. Two, he wanted to learn a little about the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam.
He noticed that Luz's expression was very strange when the he mentioned the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam.
Luz was astonished that he didn't know what it was. It was almost as if Qin Lie should know about it from the start.
"The Heavenly Blood Divine Beam is the God Race's creation from way back," Luz said with inscrutable eyes.
"The God Race's creation?" Qin Lie looked surprised.
Luz nodded and answered honestly even though Eddie and Yuria were present. "After the God Race dominated Spirit Realm and the Hundred Races, they once attempted to merge every powerful ancient race's bloodlines together and form the so-called 'Perfect Blood'. It was something that could make the God Race even more perfect than before."
"They wanted to understand the secrets of the bloodlines of all powerful ancient races and turn them into their own. They wanted to fuse those races' amazing talents into their own."
"Unfortunately, they failed to create the 'Perfect Blood' despite merging fifteen types of ancient bloodlines into one. However, they did accidentally create the terrifying weapon called the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam."
"The Heavenly Blood Divine Beam contains fifteen kinds of powerful ancient races' bloodlines, but not only is it not the 'Perfect Blood', it's even a deadly weapon that can disintegrate all ancient races' bloodlines."
"There are almost no powerful races that can resist its effects once the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam has seeped into their bodies. The bloodline powers of the victim are disintegrated no matter what realm they're at."
"So forget a late stage Void Realm practitioner like Bhutto, even a Genesis Realm expert would've faced the same fate. The Giant Dragon Race, Ancient Beast Race, Asura Race, Yaksha Race, Sea Race, Demon Dragon Race, and so on would all lose their bloodline powers the moment they were touched by the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam."
"To many powerful ancient races, their bloodline is their only strength."
"If they lose their bloodline, they become incredibly weak. They can be slaughtered at any moment."
A tinge of fear still lingered around Luz's face.
"That is why I had to retreat in fear after seeing that Heavenly Blood Divine Beam. If I got even grazed by that beam, I would lose my bloodline powers completely, just like Bhutto."
His explanation caused Eddie and the others to turn pale too. They were obviously fearful of that Heavenly Blood Divine Beam.
"The God Race's bloodline runs in your blood, so how could you not know about that weapon and its effect?" Luz looked very astonished.
Qin Lie frowned for a moment before answering, "I don't know my own condition too well."
Luz and Eddie exchanged a glance with each other. They could both see the puzzlement in their eyes. From Tate, they knew that Qin Lie had once "died" in the Central World of Spirit Realm.
They guessed that Qin Lie's blurry memories of the past were probably related to that "death." They grew more and more curious about Qin Lie's past.
"That Jiang Zhuzhe is either connected to the God Race, or… he may have obtained the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam from a remnant of the God Race." Yuria deduced.
Qin Lie remembered something.
Jiang Zhuzhe was the one who discovered the secret realm, Land of Buried Gods, first. He was also the one who spread the news of his discovery to the great Silver rank forces through Celestial Artifact Sect and organized the Trial.
In the end, Jiang Zhuzhe himself appeared in the Land of Buried Gods in attempt to claim all the ancient elite remains for himself.
Unfortunately for Jiang Zhuzhe, Qin Lie spoiled his operation.
Now that Yuria mentioned it, Qin Lie was sure that Jiang Zhuzhe must have found something in the Land of Buried Gods and obtained the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam.
He didn't think that Jiang Zhuzhe was related to the God Race considering that the latter had vanished from Spirit Realm for twenty thousand years.
He himself was never sought out by any Heaven Fighting clansmen even though he possessed the God Race's bloodline.
"A few years ago, Jiang Zhuzhe and I once entered a place called the Graveyard of Gods. It was a place the God Race used to temper their descendants…" He briefly explained what happened back then.
Upon coming to realization, Yuria immediately said, "Then he must've discovered the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam inside that place."
"The Heavenly Blood Divine Beam is a consumable item just like the Blazing Profound Bombs. There are very few Heavenly Blood Divine Beams out there, and I believe that only a God Race expert can refine it." Luz thought carefully while rubbing his chin. "There is absolutely no way Jiang Zhuzhe could've refined the weapon himself because he needs fifteen powerful ancient races' bloodline. Perhaps he only had one Heavenly Blood Divine Beam in his possession, so we don't need to worry too much about it."
"No, he should have more than one of those things," Eddie said.
Luz looked at him in surprise.
"Back at Shadow Earth Palace, that fellow once used the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam against Qin Lie. However… the weapon ultimately dissolved into nothingness and backfired on him," Eddie said.
Luz immediately turned to look at Qin Lie in astonishment.
"That is true." Qin Lie nodded. "After that battle… Jiang Zhuzhe's reactions were very strange. At first, he fully intended to refine the rank nine evil dragon for his own use, and he could've succeeded considering his level of strength at the time. However, he suddenly gave up on it and left the area for no apparent reason."
"I guess he's the only one who knows the truth then," Luz said.
The group discussed the Heavenly Blood Divine Beam for a while longer but couldn't come to a conclusion.
In the end, they changed the topic to something else.
"When are you leaving, roughly speaking? And how are you going to leave?" Qin Lie asked.
"We wait for Tate to arrive. He should have a plan to take us away from here," Luz said.
"In that case, help me deal with some troubles before you leave." Qin Lie smiled.
"Of course we will." Luz promised crisply.
Illusory Demon Sect.
Wen Bin, Chu Miaodan, Shi Xiuling and Ju Ruijie officially returned to Illusory Demon Sect while accompanied by several hundred Illusory Demon Sect disciples.
Jiang An, Gongye Zhuo, Gongye Qing and the three great families' patriarchs were present too.
About two hundred Blue Ghoul corpses were piled at the center of a public square, engulfed in flames.
"Thank you, Pope Jiang An." Wen Bin clasped his hands in a gesture of thanks beside the fire and said sincerely, "Without your aid, we would've been killed by the Blue Ghoul Race when they chased after us. There was no way we could've returned to our sect."
Chu Miaodan, Shi Xiuling, and the others were also bowing their heads in reverence.
Jiang An waved his hands and said indifferently, "Everything is negotiable as long as Illusory Demon Sect follows our commands from now on."
"Of course. We will obey your orders, Pope Jiang." Wen Bin said respectfully.
He knew very well the Illusory Demon Sect was no longer Black Voodoo Cult's match after they lost their three-level Soul Altar Senior Ji Qingpeng and suffered terrible losses during the Blue Ghoul Race's invasion.
Moreover, Blood Fiend Sect and Flaming Sun Island were growing stronger everyday. They had to join Black Voodoo Cult if only to keep themselves alive.
"Yu Lingwei is still alive, and she is a good friend of Mo Lingye. If… if she were to return to the sect, whatever should we do?"
"Yu Lingwei?" Jiang An shook his head and said disdainfully, "She's only at the middle stage of the Imperishable Realm, and she suffered a lot of injuries during her battles against the Blue Ghoul Race. What is there to be afraid of now that Black Voodoo Cult and the three great families are by your side?"
"I am afraid… of Qin Lie of Flaming Sun Island." Chu Miaodan smiled bitterly.
The moment the name popped up, everyone in the area suddenly fell silent.
Even Jiang An had frowned involuntarily with an unfathomable look on his face. His thoughts were indecipherable.
Qin Lie was like a large mountain sitting on everyone's chests. Even breathing was a monumental task.
After Qin Lie had returned to Flaming Sun Island, he had led a group of outsiders and reversed the tides of war against the three ghoul races in an instant.
Qin Lie's brilliance had outshone all other experts.
Even someone as powerful as Jiang An couldn't help but feel tremendous pressure after hearing Chu Miaodan's concern.
"Qin Lie and Yu Lingwei aren't friends with each other, so he may not necessarily lend her his aid. Moreover, the human race is busy hunting down the remnants of the ghoul races as of late, so he probably won't show up until later." Jiang An fell silent for a moment before saying, "If he really does show up, then I will negotiate on your behalf. Worst case scenario… we give up half of Illusory Demon Sect to Flaming Sun Island."
He obviously didn't want to clash head on against Qin Lie.
The act of giving up half of Illusory Demon Sect's territory to Flaming Sun Island was a concession. It also meant that he wouldn't openly fight Qin Lie just for Illusory Demon Sect.
"If that is all he asks then we will accept it without question. But I'm afraid that…" Wen Bin sighed.
"His appetite shouldn't be that big." Jiang An shook his head.
"I sure hope so." Shi Xiuling also looked very bitter.
She shared a good relationship with Yu Lingwei back then. However, she was unhappy with Yu Lingwei prioritizing Blood Fiend Sect at every turn and allowing the latter to erode their profits bit by bit. That was why she ultimately joined Wen Bin's group.
But no one predicted that Flaming Sun Island would transform from a small force that needed to rely on Illusory Demon Sect to live into a great force they had to look up to in just a few years.
Right now, she was filled with regret.
"Whoosh whoosh whoosh!"
Suddenly, many giant flying spirit artifacts appeared from the clouds and flew towards Illusory Demon Sect bit by bit.
Wen Bin's face immediately distorted when he saw this. "It's them!"