“Why’s that?” Hua Yuchi sounded astonished.
“You could say it has something to do with me…” Qin Lie said.
After a moment of surprise, Hua Yuchi nodded. “Then I shall refrain from mentioning the Dark Soul Beast.”
“There’s no need for such courtesy between us.”
The group continued to whisper among each other.
At the distance, the Cullen Family continued to wait for Qin Lie.
“Naji, didn’t you say that he was only at the middle stage of the Fragmentation Realm and rank six bloodline not long ago?” Serine’s diamond-like pupils glowed with astonishment. “It has only been a few months even if we started counting from the time you returned from the chaotic streams of space. So how did he progress so quickly? He’s in the Nirvana Realm now… even his bloodline seems to have reached rank seven already.”
“His cultivation speed is unbelievable,” Carey also said.
“Were you mistaken when you saw him last time?” Serine questioned Naji.
“I’m one hundred percent sure that he was at the middle stage of the Fragmentation Realm when he returned from the chaotic streams of space a few months ago. Even if I was mistaken, Uncle Hester wouldn’t make such a mistake,” Naji said.
Hester said seriously, “He was still a middle stage Fragmentation Realm martial practitioner with a rank six bloodline when we saw him at Flaming Sun Island last time!”
The Cullen Family clansmen’s expressions changed slightly when they heard this.
Qin Lie had apparently skipped the late stage of Fragmentation Realm, ascended directly into the Nirvana Realm and evolved his bloodline by one rank in an incredibly short amount of time. This cultivation speed was somewhat unbelievable.
“Is the God Race’s bloodline really that strong?” Serine exclaimed softly.
Carey pondered for a moment while frowning. “From what our family knows about the God Race… no. Not even the God Race is that crazy.”
“Then what is the reason?” Serine asked.
“It’s probably something only he knows about.” Carey shook his head before warning them all. “Remember, we must act cautiously and carefully here. We’re not in Suluo Realm any longer! Every race in this realm can exterminate us. We mustn’t act recklessly, no matter what!”
“Let us wait and see what Qin Lie has in store for us,” Hester sighed.
In the past, they had invaded the Land of Chaos and fought against the nine great Silver rank forces for many years.
At the time, the most powerful martial practitioner in the Land of Chaos was just at the late stage of the Imperishable Realm.
The Cullen Family alone was powerful enough to make life hell for the nine great Silver rank forces.
In the end, the nine great Silver rank forces were able to stop the Cullen Family’s invasion after hundreds of years of war.
It was why they felt a bit of scorn towards the Land of Chaos at the beginning.
Their old sense of superiority had prompted them to rush to Soul Summoning Island and force Flaming Sun Island to open the secret realm entrance for them.
However, as their understanding of Flaming Sun Island and Boluo Realm grew deeper, and after witnessing the three Ji Family experts’ arrival, they finally realized that Flaming Sun Island was unlike any Land of Chaos force they had fought before.
They also realized that the Cullen Family might not have the strength to establish themselves in Boluo Realm without Qin Lie’s aid.
“If the Dark Soul Beast in Boluo Realm isn’t dead… will the big miss be okay?” Josh, the Cullen Family’s old servant suddenly asked.
Josh was the old man who had welcomed Qin Lie and Naji back at the Suluo Realm valley that was filled with distorted energies of space.
He knew a lot of the Cullen Family’s secrets.
The moment he said this, Carey, Naji, Serine, and even Hester’s expressions changed.
“It’s all my fault. If I have secured the rank ten Dark Soul Beast skull properly, I would’ve been able to solve big sis’ sickness.” Naji blamed himself for his error.
“It was an accident.” Hester sighed.
“The thing that was operating in Boluo Realm is probably just the Dark Soul Beast’s subsoul. There cannot be a real Dark Soul Beast in this place,” Carey comforted them.
“Big miss, did you… sense anything unusual?” The old servant named Josh looked deeply at Serine. He said, “If there really is a Dark Soul Beast in Boluo Realm, you may be able to sense it somewhat. After all… you used to be the one who had kept the rank ten Dark Soul Beast’s skull in safety with your secret art. You’ve also cultivated our family’s secret art all this time.”
“We should confirm this if at all possible.” Hester suggested.
Carey thought for a moment before agreeing, “We should confirm if a Dark Soul Beast lives in Boluo Realm if we wish to stay here.”
The crowd gradually turned to look at Serine.
Serine’s beautiful face had paled slightly in response. She seemed to be recalling the most terrifying memory.
“Big miss, please be strong,” Josh said softly.
Serine bit her bottom lip and nodded. She sat down where she stood and said, “I’ll give it a try.”
The crowd’s expressions turned serious as they all stared at her. Everyone was feeling a bit of trepidation.
Serine closed her eyes as her magnificent body suddenly trembled violently.
A ferocious soul ripple broke out from her body as if it could penetrate space itself and travel hundreds and thousands of kilometers away from here.
Meanwhile, Qin Lie’s eyes lit up the instant she executed her secret art.
He abruptly stopped talking to La Pu and Hua Yuchi as he turned to glance at Serine at the distance.
“What’s going on?” La Pu asked hastily. He had also sensed the extraordinary soul energy emanating from Serine.
“It’s okay.” Qin Lie shook his head. “Let’s leave it at this. You all should head back to Soul Summoning Island first. I still need to arrange the Cullen Family.”
He ended the conversation and urged La Pu and the others to return as soon as possible.
La Pu nodded. “Miss Song, Qin Lie still has some business to deal with, and you are needed at Flaming Sun Island. Young Master Hua Yuchi also needs to return to Sky Mender Palace as soon as possible…”
Miss Song and Hua Yuchi quickly entered the cave entrance where the secret realm entrance was.
After his three companions had left, Qin Lie slowly walked towards the Cullen Family with gleaming eyes.
“Sister, you don’t look so good. Are you feeling unwell?” Naji asked anxiously.
Right now, Serine’s face was as white as a paper, and she was sweating all over her body. Her diamond-like pupils had turned dim over time.
She was losing more and more soul energy.
“You can give up if it’s too much,” Carey felt distressed looking at her.
“Please hold on for a little while longer!” Josh exclaimed softly.
Suddenly, Serine began vomiting and shaking before everyone’s eyes.
The soul ripple spreading from her body abruptly vanished as a result.
Everyone stared at her intently.
“It’s still alive, it’s still alive!” Serine screamed. Chapter 1065: Soul Connection
The Cullen Family members suddenly became solemn, each person’s eyes seemingly shrouded in gray mist.
-No one doubted the truth of Serine’s words.
“Here in Boluo Realm? How strong is it” Carey asked.
“I do not know, I could not recognize it.” Serine panicked and said in terror, “Maybe we should leave Boluo Realm?”
The members of the Cullen family looked towards Carey, their minds in disarray.
“Why did the Ancient Beast clansmen and the leaders of other races say that the threat of the Dark Soul Beast has been resolved?” Hester frowned. “Also, Qin Lie said that the Dark Soul Beast will not make chaos in the Boluo Realm, why would he lie to us?”
When he said this, Hester’s expression changed and he noticed Qin Lie coming toward them alone.
The experts of the Cullen Family all focused on Qin Lie.
They suddenly became silent.
Carey’s expression was grim as he looked with suspicion at Qin Lie. He started to think of other possibilities-Qin Lie deliberately lying to them. Did he have other intentions?
They were being pursued by the nobility of Asura Realm everywhere, with no way of escape. Their ordeal made them extremely cautious. They panicked at even the slightest of signs.
Since they had a reason to panic, the look they gave Qin Lie changed.
Qin Lie suddenly stopped walking.
The wariness and coldness in the eyes of the Cullen Family caused him to frown-he immediately realized the Cullen Family most likely knew the truth.
When Serine cast her soul secret art, his Dark Soul Beast avatar far away in Boluo Realm detected the abnormality.
A thread of Serine’s soul presence appeared in a branch the Soul Tree inside his Dark Soul Beast avatar.
That Soul Tree had a bud-like branch that was half-tangible.
He, who knew some of the Soul Race’s art, quickly realized there were mysterious connections between Serine and the Dark Soul Beast avatar.
Through the Dark Soul Beast avatar, he could see that Serine’s soul was covered in the tree-like patterns of the Soul Race.
This made him even more certain there was a connection between Serine and the Dark Soul Beast.
When he reached the Nirvana Realm, and his bloodline reached rank seven, his entire body seemed to have been reconstructed.
He had a deeper understanding of the soul arts of the Soul Race and the abilities of the Eight-eyed Demon Spirit’s blood.
His thoughts swirled at the changes in the gazes of the Cullen Family, and the unusualness of Serine’s soul.
“I know it is alive, it also knows my position!” shouted Serine upon realization.
The Cullen Family members who had been focused on Qin Lie were given a fright.
Qin Lie, who had come close, heard Serine’s words and his gaze became strange.
“Qin Lie! You lied to us, the Dark Soul Beast is still alive! It is in Boluo Realm!” Naji shouted.
“I only said the Dark Soul Beast will not continue to threaten Boluo Realm, not that it is dead.” Qin Lie’s expression was cool as he looked with interest at Serine. “You can detect the existence of the Dark Soul Beast?”
“Why did the Ancient Beast clansmen and the leaders of Boluo Realm’s foreign races say the Dark Soul Beast is already dead?” Carey accused.
“I do not know why.” Qin Lie shrugged his shoulders.
“It is still alive, but why does it not continue to endanger Boluo Realm, could you explain this?” Carey asked.
Qin Lie’s eyes were dark as he smiled slightly. He said, “It is inconvenient for me to say.”
“Then how could we trust you?” Hester snorted.
“Not trust me? Haha, if you want to return to Spirit Realm right now, I will immediately arrange it. In the Ruined Lands, there is secret realm entrance connected to the Dragonman Race and the Lizard Race. You could go to those realms to seek refuge.” Pausing, Qin Lie continued, “However… the Dragonman Race and the Lizard Race are not friendly and may not accept you. Even if they accept you, your enemies should have ways of finding you. Unless you can go to unknown realms, this is the only place your fellow Asura clansmen cannot find you.”
The expressions of the Cullen Family dimmed.
Qin Lie’s words poked at their sore point-they did not have too many avenues to choose from.