Chapter 1013: The Soul Progenitor Isn’t Completely Dead...
In descending order, the strongest progenitors were the Soul Progenitor, Blood Progenitor, Voodoo Progenitor, Corpse Progenitor, and the Curse Progenitor. The Soul Progenitor was commonly known as the strongest of the five progenitors.
However, for some reason there were very few information regarding the Soul Progenitor in human history.
For the longest time, the Soul Progenitor was the most mysterious martial practitioner of the Three Emperors and Five Progenitors.
Almost no one knew about his past or where he was born. No one knew how he came to cultivate his mysterious and profound soul arts either...
The Soul Progenitor was a mystery from the beginning to the end; a profound mystery that was never solved even to this day.
At that moment, Qin Lie was trying to summon the eight god corpses’ soul fragments using the God Race’s secret art. But before he could complete it, the Soul Progenitor’s remains suddenly floated out of the Soul Suppressing Orb.
The remains that looked like black jade floated quietly in front of Qin Lie. It was very strange.
Qin Lie focused on them.
Vaguely, he could see some strange spirit threads running across the Soul Progenitor’s body. The spirit threads that ran deep into his flesh joined together to form an ancient spirit diagram.
When he tried to probe the Soul Progenitor with his soul consciousness, he abruptly discovered that it couldn’t even approach the body.
He looked at the Soul Progenitor’s face in shock.
Countless unnamed shadows were swimming across the Soul Progenitor’s face like the soul fragments of living beings. They struck deep fear inside Qin Lie.
Puzzled and confused, Qin Lie tapped a finger against the Demon Sealing Tombstone and completed a strange ancient diagram with his lifeblood essences.
In an instant, a dazzling ball of bloody light burst out of the Demon Sealing Tombstone.
At the same time, a terrific attraction force was created!
The Soul Progenitor’s body suddenly dropped downwards and landed heavily against the Demon Sealing Tombstone.
On the surface of the tombstone, the ancient diagram Qin Lie drew with his lifeblood essences rose like a giant web and bound the Soul Progenitor’s body firmly.
“Swoosh swoosh swoosh!”
Rainbow-colored godly lights flew out from the other side of the Demon Sealing Tombstone and touched the god corpses suddenly.
The godly lights were like ribbons that attached themselves to the god corpses’ belly buttons. The Demon Sealing Tombstone itself had floated away from beneath Qin Lie.
It was actually descending towards the belly button of the lead god corpse.
In this moment, Qin Lie’s eyes and features glowed brightly.
He could still remember how he acquired this Demon Sealing Tombstone from a god corpse’s belly button many years ago. He also remembered that the seven godly lights in the Demon Sealing Tombstone had connected with the seven god corpses.
At that moment, the Demon Sealing Tombstone was right where it used to be; the belly button of the leading god corpse.
The seven godly lights had connected all eight god corpses together in one link.
Suddenly, a stream of strange energy poured down the seven godly chains. They seemed to originate from the Soul Progenitor himself.
Qin Lie hastily flew downwards and stopped around the god corpse’s waist. He stared at the Soul Progenitor’s body currently bound by a blood-colored web.
He could see clearly that light on the body that looked like black jade was slowly growing dimmer.
Besides that, the Soul Progenitor’s body was also shrinking bit by bit.
A tremendous amount of energy was extracted by the seven godly lights and transferred into the god corpse’s body.
The god corpses themselves were looking up to the sky and roaring. It was obvious that they were incredibly excited to be gaining power, just like ancient gods who had suddenly found a fountain of divine energy.
The god corpses’ roars alarmed all the experts from Setting Sun Islands. It didn’t just cause their stomach to lurch, but also raised tidal waves on the sea.
Not long after, Luz, Duan Qianjie, Li Mu, Tang Beidou, and other Soul Altar experts moved over to where Qin Lie was.
Spurred by curiosity, they had all subconsciously moved closer when they saw the strange sights involving the god corpses and Demon Sealing Tombstone.
“Don’t let the others come closer!” Qin Lie yelled out loud.
Li Mu hastily passed down the message to Song Tingyu.
Song Tingyu nodded and shouted for all martial practitioners to stay where they were. She also explained that the god corpses’ roars wouldn’t put the Setting Sun Islands in danger.
The martial practitioners of Flaming Sun Island, Blood Fiend Sect, Terminator Sect, and Heavenly Sword Mountain calmed down when they heard this. They didn’t send anyone forward to scout out the situation.
“What’s going on?” Luz moved closer, but made sure to put some distance between himself and the eight god corpses. His expression changed when he saw the Demon Sealing Tombstone at the leading god corpse’s stomach and the Soul Progenitor’s body. He yelled. “Are these the Soul Progenitor’s remains?”
Duan Qianjie, Li Mu, and the others’ expressions changed upon hearing this.
Qin Lie replied with a bitter smile on his face. “Correct, this is the body of the Soul Progenitor that I’ve obtained from the Graveyard of Gods in the chaotic streams of space. I was trying to summon the god corpses’ soul fragments just now, but somehow the Soul Progenitor’s body had responded to it… Don’t ask me how this all happened, because even I have no idea myself.”
Their shock and fear deepened when they heard Qin Lie’s explanation. They all looked towards the Soul Progenitor.
The Soul Progenitor’s body was like a block of black jade. Right now, it was trapped by a bloody web and held against the Demon Sealing Tombstone. The Demon Sealing Tombstone seemed to be extracting the last of its remaining life energy.
More specifically, the Demon Sealing Tombstone had extracted the energy, converted it through some mysterious process and transferred it into the god corpse’s body through the ribbons of godly lights.
The god corpses were currently receiving a tremendous amount of power from the Soul Progenitor’s body.
“Crack crack crack!”
Crackling noises suddenly came from inside the bones of the eight god corpses. To everyone’s astonishment, the eight god corpses were actually undergoing a growth spurt.
They could clearly see them growing taller bit by bit!
Strange wisps of fire rippled across the god corpses’ bronze skin like water ripples. The life energy inside the god corpses’ bodies fueled their growth like erupting volcanoes.
The eight god corpses’ eyes glowed with terrifying fiery light. They looked like miniature suns.
The Soul Progenitor’s body had shrank in half in this short time. It was as if he had turned into a dwarf.
However, the eight god corpses had grown at least thirty meters taller than before!
A transformation like this was absolutely shocking.
Right now, the god corpses were a full one hundred and fifty meters tall. They were covered in flames, and the presence they were exuding was as deep as the sea. Their eyes burned like the noon sun.
On the other hand, the Soul Progenitor’s body was swiftly eroding into a gray white color after its refined life energy was drained. It actually exploded not long after.
The Soul Progenitor’s body turned into a splatter of gray white bone dust across the Demon Sealing Tombstone’s body just like that.
“Was… was the Soul Progenitor’s body drained dry of refined flesh and blood energy just like that?” Even Jiang Zhuzhe was puzzled after he rushed over due to the commotion and watched the scene for a moment.
“No, that’s not it!” Luz exclaimed.
Everyone looked at him subconsciously.
Qin Lie also looked astonished. “What’s wrong?”
“Are you sure the Soul Progenitor’s body came from the Graveyard of Gods?” Luz asked.
Qin Lie nodded.
“The energy contained inside this body is huge and far bigger than any of the ancient expert remains I’ve collected back then.” Jiang Zhuzhe said thoughtfully while rubbing his chin. “However, this energy… contains a tremendous amount of lifeforce. It even has the presence of life in it. It is different from the blood and smell of a normal corpse.”
“Maybe the Soul Progenitor hasn’t truly perished. Maybe his True Soul is the only thing that’s shattered and scattered throughout the world,” Luz said seriously. “Just like the Demon Gods of Nether Realm, there is a very small chance that he may come back to life even though he appears to be dead right now. If one day his soul fragments are reunited, the Soul Progenitor may come back to the living once more!”
“That is the only way to explain the life energy contained inside his body. That is why his blood still has the presence of life.”
“If he was truly dead, if his soul had completely erupted into nothingness, then no matter how powerful he once was there is no way the body could’ve hold onto even the slightest bit of life energy after tens of thousands of years. At the very least, there’s no way his body could’ve fueled the eight god corpses with so much life energy that they could undergo such a drastic change.”
Jiang Zhuzhe completed his sentence. “This means that the Soul Progenitor… isn’t completely dead.”
Everyone was stunned by this revelation. They all wore thoughtful looks on their faces.
“Something’s showing up!” Song Tingyu screamed.
A ball of light that looked like many wriggling shadows slowly appeared form the gray white bone dust that was the Soul Progenitor’s exploded remains.
An indescribably odd soul presence appeared from the ball of light and caused every surrounding expert to suddenly clutch their heads in fear.
Every Soul Altar expert including Luz had subconsciously released their Soul Altars.
Their true bodies sat on top of their Soul Altars, and their True Souls appeared inside their pupils.
Everyone’s eyes were opened wide. A strange power seemed to be trying to extract their souls from inside their pupils.
Luz, Duan Qianjie, Li Mu, Tang Beidou, and Jiang Zhuzhe had all turned pale. Pain appeared on their faces.
Qin Lie and Song Tingyu hadn’t constructed their Soul Altars yet. Therefore, they didn’t seem to be affected by it even though they were within the range of effect.
It was as if the ball of writhing shadow couldn’t be bothered to deal with them at all.
The sound of breaking threads erupted from the ball of shadow. When Qin Lie looked at it, he discovered that the tiny blood threads inside the shadow were breaking one after another.
The young man’s expression abruptly changed.
Those blood threads were the spirit threads that made up the ancient spirit diagram; the ancient spirit diagram used to shackle the Soul Progenitor’s body and Soul Altar!
Back then, the Blood Progenitor and later the Corpse Progenitor had had these blood threads imprinted onto their bodies and Soul Altars after they were sucked into the Soul Suppressing Orb!
The reason he had absolute control over Xue Li and Miao Fengtian was thanks to these blood threads. These blood threads had shackled the Blood Progenitor and Corpse Progenitor’s body and soul.
Neither of these progenitors had managed to escape these blood threads so far.
However, the Soul Progenitor actually looked like he was freed from his shackles after his body was turned to dust, and his life energy was drained dry by eight god corpses.
The fact that the blood threads were breaking meant that the restriction and shackle imposed by the Soul Suppressing Orb were slowly losing its effect.
This was something that had never happened before.
“Eh! There are so many people there!”
At Flaming Sun Island where the spatial teleportation formation was, Lei Yan appeared with Hester and Naji of the Asura Race.
Lei Yan immediately noticed the odd ripple of soul energy enveloping this place. He had muttered out loud when he subconsciously looked towards the source of the ripple and saw Li Mu, Duan Qianjie, Xu Ran and the others.
After they had walked out, Qi Yang of Ten Thousand Beast Mountain and Feng Yi of Celestial Artifact Sect also appeared with their experts right behind them.
These people had borrowed Terminator Sect’s and Evil Infant Island’s spatial teleportation formation to come here.
They shared the same destination as Lei Yan. The reason they hadn’t teleported over together was because the teleportation formation could only accommodate a limited number of people at a time. That was why Lei Yan, Hester, Naji, Shen Kui, Shen Yue and a group of Terminator Sect martial practitioners had come over first.
They came after everyone else had teleported over.
“What’s going on?” Feng Yi also sensed that something strange was going on the moment he arrived. His face changed slightly.
Everyone’s eyes were trained at where the god corpses were.
Standing together with Hester, Naji of the Asura Race naturally turned his gaze towards Qin Lie.
Suddenly, the Dark Soul Beast skull that was more important than his own life abruptly floated up into the air right before his eyes.
The countless struggling souls inside the Dark Soul Beast’s pupils let out a shrill howl that made Naji’s skull numb before they suddenly and uncontrollably flew towards the strange ball of shadows floating above the Demon Sealing Tombstone.
Tens of thousands of foreign beast souls appeared above the beast’s skull and transformed into a black and shadowy sea of souls.
Naji paled in shock.
Hester also shuddered greatly.Previous Chapter Next Chapter