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Chapter 532 - Chapter 532 – Evil-Killing Soul Pearl
Chapter 532 - Chapter 532 – Evil-Killing Soul Pearl
After passing through the snake scale doors, the scenery around Zhou Xuanji became blurry. When he opened his eyes again, he was in a forest.
The trees were very tall, and even the flowers and grass were taller than him; he felt as if he had come to a kingdom of giants.
“Come with me,” Snake Lord Qingshi said. After speaking, he walked in front of Zhou Xuanji and led the way.
Zhou Xuanji asked, “Where are we? Who are we going to see?”
He could sense the demonic qi all around them, and there were strong and weak ones.
“This is the Beast Realm, and I am going to take you to see the Beast Emperor to talk about the plan to deal with the Demonic Emperor,” Snake Lord Qingshi replied. His tone was calm, and it did not have any intention of coercion.
When bringing up the Beast Emperor and Demonic Emperor, his tone did not change, as if he was talking about two unimportant people.
Zhou Xuanji suddenly felt quite interested. He had gone to the Demon Realm and had now come to the Beast Realm.
He was very curious whether the Demon Realm and Beast Realm were Great Thousand Worlds, or if they were within a Great Thousand World.
On the way, he saw many people from the Beast race. Some had taken human form, while others had not. Seeing Snake lord Qingshi, they all bowed and paid their respects.
After passing through the forest, Snake Lord Qingshi flew into the air and flew towards the distance, and Zhou Xuanji followed close behind him.
After a while, they arrived at a massive palace. This palace was a glorious and dazzling sight; just the doors were 300 meters tall, and there were two black Qilins lying on the ground. Even though they were lying down, they were taller than the palace doors, and their eyes gave off massive pressure.
The doors suddenly opened, and Zhou Xuanji followed Snake Lord Qingshi in.
A berserk wind blew out from within the palace, causing Zhou Xuanji’s black hair to flutter.
He narrowed his eyes and saw a figure in the depths of the palace looking at him.
He was sitting on a tall stage, dressed in a deep violet Emperor’s robe. His red hair was coiled within a black flood dragon crown, and two traces of red hair hung on either side of his face. His handsome face was calm, and his eyes danced with a devilish light.
There was a large painting hanging on the wall behind him. On it, there seemed to be a qilin-like beast standing on a phoenix and a golden dragon. It had a vermillion bird in its mouth and looked incredibly savage. The painting gave off an ancient aura.
There was no one in the palace apart from the Beast Emperor.
Zhou Xuanji and Snake Lord Qingshi came before the stage.
Snake Lord Qingshi cupped his fists and said, “Your Majesty, I have brought Zhou Xuanji. On the way, we encountered the Great Emperor Dao Court’s Xuan Daoya; I have repelled him.”
The Beast Emperor calmly nodded, looked at Zhou Xuanji, and said, “I invited you here for a purpose; the Snake Lord would have already told you. You want to know why We chose you, right?”
Zhou Xuanji nodded, looking at the Beast Emperor closely.
The Beast Emperor said, “You are from the Northern Wilderness and also a descendant of the Demonic Emperor. You are the most powerful person in the past 10,000 years from the Northern Wilderness, and the Demonic Emperor can only control those below 10,000 years old. With your talent, the Demonic Emperor definitely wants to obtain you desperately.”
“How much do you know about the Demonic Emperor?” Zhou Xuanji asked as he frowned. Now that he thought about it, he did not know too much about the Demonic Emperor.
He only knew he was evil and came from the Northern Wilderness.
Logically speaking, the Demonic Emperor should be of a later generation than Liu Wuji, and he was not even as old as MoJiuqing. Why could he make people so fearful in the Wanshen Great Thousand?
“The Demonic Emperor’s original body was one of the first creatures when the Heavenly Law first appeared. He failed at contending to become a Saint and fell into the cycle of reincarnation. After countless years, he awakened in the Northern Wilderness and became even more savage and violent than before. In order to become a Saint, he decided to sacrifice countless lives and decided to walk the path of establishing his Dao through strength and become an Overlord Saint.
“He has already obtained the corpse of Demon God Jinkun and has the strongest physique below Heavenly Saints. Soon, he will return to the Wanshen Great Thousand. Our Beast Realm is attached to the Wanshen Great Thousand; if the Wanshen Great Thousand is destroyed, the Beast Realm will not be able to survive either. We believe that the Demonic Emperor will seek you out, so We will give you a treasure. You can use it when he comes to find you and deal him a blow when he’s not expecting it,” the Beast Emperor said as he looked at Zhou Xuanji.
Zhou Xuanji asked, “What does the Demonic Emperor want with me?”
The Beast Emperor replied, “He will turn you into his slave, to help him conquer all worlds.”
He examined Zhou Xuanji and kept feeling that there was something off about this boy.
His eyes suddenly widened and his breathing became ragged as he said, “You fused with the Violet Beast Monarch Heart? Isn’t that supreme treasure on Wuwang? Wait, could it be that the Violet Beast Monarch Heart has been split? That fellow dared to hide this from Us!”
As he spoke, killing intent appeared in his eyes.
Zhou Xuanji raised his eyebrows and asked, “What’s the relationship between you and Great Emperor Wuwang?”
Surely this fellow wasn’t planning to steal his heart?
“Great Emperor Wuwang was once Our subordinate. If it wasn’t for Our support, he would have long since died. He once promised that he would give the new, split-off Violet Beast Monarch Heart to Us.”
The Beast Emperor’s gaze became colder and colder; he was evidently truly angered.
He looked at Zhou Xuanji and said, “There’s no need for you to worry; since this Violet Beast Monarch Heart already belongs to you, We will not steal it from you. This is a private matter between Us and Great Emperor Wuwang.”
Zhou Xuanji half-believed him and half-doubted him. What if this fellow tried to steal it after defeating the Demonic Emperor?
The Beast Emperor raised his right hand and a red pearl appeared in the center of his pearl. There was a ball of flame inside the pearl, and it looked like it contained boundless power.
“This pearl is called the Evil-Killing Soul Pearl. When the Demonic Emperor tries to control you, he will send some of his own soul into your body. When that time comes, you can use this pearl to heavily wound his soul. We will sense the ripples from the Evil-Killing Soul Pearl and will immediately come to reinforce you. We will be able to kill the Demonic Emperor,” the Beast Emperor said vigorously. After speaking, he tossed the Evil-Killing Soul Pearl to Zhou Xuanji.
Zhou Xuanji caught the pearl and asked, “Is it really that simple?”
If it was that simple, how could the Demonic Emperor live to today?
The Beast Emperor replied, “It takes one million years to produce one of these pearls, and it will also heavily wound the user’s soul. Those with weak cultivation cannot use it. Of the people from the Northern Wilderness the Demonic Emperor is searching for, only you have the qualifications to use it. If it was one of Our subordinates using it, the Demonic Emperor definitely would not fall for it.
“We promise that afterwards, We will help you restore your soul and help you become stronger. You will be able to take your pick of the Beast Realm’s divine abilities.”
Zhou Xuanji nearly cursed out.
So it was not that simple after all; you want to screw me over?
His eyes narrowed as he said, “Looks like I have no choice.”
The Beast Emperor sighed and said, “There’s no choice; it’s too difficult to defeat the Demonic Emperor, and we can only rely on you. This is a contribution to saving the world; I hope you can trust Us.”
Zhou Xuanji smiled and said, “Then I’ll accept. Can you help me become stronger first?”
The Beast Emperor replied, “Of course. Snake Lord, settle him down; We will think of methods to help him become stronger.”
Snake Lord Qingshi nodded. From the start, his expression had not changed much.
Following this, he brought Zhou Xuanji and left the palace.
The human and beast did not speak.
In the end, Zhou Xuanji was brought to live in a tower.
After Snake Lord Qingshi left, Zhou Xuanji took out the Ancient God Sword and asked about the Evil-Killing Soul Pearl.
“It won’t just heavily injure you, it might cause your soul to dissipate on the spot!”
Sovereign Xuan coldly harrumphed and said, “This Beast Emperor is just like before, sinister and cunning. The reason why the Beast Race can be where it is today is because of how insidious he is, resulting in them becoming so strong.”
Beast Lord Ruyuan said, “Let me out, I have a score to settle with the Beast Emperor. I will possess someone from the Beast Realm and wait here for an opportunity to kill him. After I become the ruler of the Beast Race, I will definitely help you.”