“Your people? The demeanor on the old man’s face did not change. He seriously sat still, frowned a little bit, looking curiously at Shi Yan. “Did other people come here with you?”
Shi Yan shook his head. “Not with me, but I know them. Actually, they are my enemies. They have been chasing me from the outside world till here.. Hmm, I’m their target.”
“Is their hatred of you that big?” Cu Bi was curious. “Hundreds of warriors of the same realm are now running after you to kill you. After all, what did you do?”
Shi Yan smiled miserably, “Nothing…”
“No matter what purpose of those people,, when they are in Demonic Sound Clan’s area, everyone had to act moderately.”
The old man frowned and said, “Yi Feng, go outside to arrest them. Bring some our warriors with you. Don’t let them escape.”
A skinny guy at the Nirvana realm nodded his head obediently and quickly left.
“OK, let’s continue where we’ve been left off.” The old man stolidly took one sip of his tea. “The outside world, what is the situation now? What is your area’s name? Is there anything special there?”
“The outside world?”
“I came here from the Kyara Sea through the heaven gate of the Sky sea. In the Kyara Sea, there are many different forces of mankind warriors, competing to dominate the resourceful areas” Shi Yan was thinking for a while, then explained a little bit of what he knew about the Kyara Sea to the old man of the Demonic Sound Clan.
The old man listened to Shi Yan saying nothing.
“Father, the Kyara Sea seemed not to be our ancient land?” Cu Bi thought for a while and could not help but spoke up.
“Yes, it is not our ancient land. But don’t worry, we only need to go to the outside world, then we will definitely find our ancient land.” The old man nodded his head. “If those humankind warriors can come here, it means that the Control Style has recently been eased, hmm, it’s time to talk to the Wings Race.”
“The Wings Race always finds a way to leave, but they are not friendly with us. Recently, they have attacked us. Father, you really want to make contact with the Wings Race?” Cu Bi seemed not to agree with him. “The Wings Race has wicked intentions, they want to go and conquer the outside world. Once they leave here, it would not be a good situation for the outside world.”
“After a few years of recuperating, the Wings Race’s strength has improved a lot. Previously, because we’ve cooperated with the Wings Race, the two tribes have been deported here. I know the Wings Race’s bad ambition, but with the Demonic Sound Clan’s ability alone, I am afraid we cannot leave here.” The old man convinced the girl. “Only if the two tribes cooperate can we get out of here. If not, we may be trapped here forever. Don’t worry, before talking to the Wings Race, I will ask other leaders for more information. If everything is fine, I will contact the Wings Race.”
Shi Yan kept silent but was really surprised.
According to the conversation between the old man and the girl named Cu Bi, he knew besides Demonic Sound Clan, there was also another tribe named the Wings Race. These two big tribes might have been from the Neolithic Age. However, he did know the reason which had led to their deportation and confinement here.
Demonic Sound Clan and the Wings Race should have belonged to the Grace Mainland previously. Moreover, these two tribes should have had powerful strength. Although they had been deported here for many years, they still had the intention of breaking out to go back to the Grace Mainland, their ancient land.
As the Control Style in the soul consciousness had been deactivated, Shi Yan inaudibly observed. He realized that inside of the royal hall, there were more than ten warriors at the Nirvana realm and the Sky realm, the old man also had the God Realm cultivation base.
The old man seemed to be one of the leaders of the Demonic Sound Clan. According to him, there were also other leaders. If they also had the same cultivation base like him, the Demonic Sound Clan’s strength could easily win over any forces of the Kyara Sea.
Demonic Sound Clan was fearful already, but the Demonic Sound Clan’s people were very precautious when talking about the Wings Race. The Wings Race’s strength seemed to be even powerful than the Demonic Sound Clan’s.
If this was the truth, once Demonic Sound Clan and Wings Race cooperated to escape from this place and went to the Kyara Sea, he could not imagine what problem they would bring to the Kyara Sea.
“Do you want to go back to the Grace Mainland?” Shi Yan suddenly asked while different senses kept coming up in his mind.
“That is right. We don’t really want to live here. We hope to go back to our native land. It has been almost ten thousand years since we had been deported. We want to know how our native land looks like, we do not originally belong to this place.” Cu Bi’s eyes were clear and anxious. “Our native land, we miss our native land, there was the sun, the moon, and the stars, big seas, scenes that we have never seen before.”
“The Kyara Sea is not peaceful at this time. It may be not a good time to go back there now.” Shi Yan said as he lowered his voice.
“Say more?” The old man said seriously.
“Because Demon Dwellers of the The Fourth Demon Area and Dark Dwellers of the Underworld may go to the Kyara Sea. Once they arrive at the Kyara Sea, it should be a disaster for all the clans living there. If you go back this time, you will face the Demon Dwellers and Dark Dwellers.” Thinking for a while, Shi Yan decided to tell them about the current situation. He did not know anything about eitherDemonic Sound Clan and the Wings Race or if the two tribes going back to the Kyara Sea was a good or bad thing for the Kyara Sea. He talked about the Demon Dwellers and Dark Dwellers to see their attitude.
“Demon Dwellers and Dark Dwellers …”
When the old man heard about the two alien ethnic groups, his face changed extremely strange. He suddenly spoke up after a while, “No worries, we only want to go back to our native land, we will not stay in the Kyara Sea for long, we will not get into trouble with them.”
“Demon Dwellers and Dark Dwellers, Father, where are these two alien ethnic groups’ origin?” Cu Bi curiously asked.
“I will tell you later.” The old man shook his head, explained nothing more. But his ashy-gray eyes flared up a complicated light, possibly because the names Demon Dwellers and Dark Dwellers had brought out something in his head. There seemed also a subtle smile at the corners of his mouth. His face looked very strange.
As the old man did not proactively ask anymore, Shi Yan also kept silent, and secretly released his soul consciousness to survey outside, trying to sneak out of the royal hall.
However, the stone in this room seemed to have some power to prevent his soul consciousness from going through. When the soul consciousness flew out, it was blocked by a strong obstructive force.
Shi Yan reluctantly gave up and quietly looked at the old man.
After a while, Yi Feng who had left recently came back. After kowtowing, he respectfully said, “Great Master, we were a little bit late. The human warriors have been arrested by YaJi.”
“YaJi” The old man raised his eyebrows and calmly said, “I am afraid it is the end for those people. YaJi’s son was slaughtered by some human warriors who were assumed to come here a few years ago. Although he tortured those guys for a long time, his animosity against human warriors still lasted,. Because he has arrested many warriors this time, it may be enough for him to play with for a very long time.”
Shi Yan’s eyes flared up and down immediately.
“You should be very happy because your enemies were arrested by YaJi while you are here.” He coldly looked at Shi Yan. “Our prejudice towards you is not as strong as YaJi’s. You will not be treated badly, as long as you honestly cooperate with me. Not only can I let you free but also give you some things that cannot be found from the outside world.”
“I will do my best.” Shi Yan smiled, “I don’t want to die, I only want to live well. But my strength is limited, I don’t know if I can really help you or not”.
“In your body, there is a strong movement of burning fire, can you use the burning fire power?” The old man suddenly said.
“My body used to be trained by the burning fire power, that is how I have the energy of burning fire. I think I can use a part of the burning fire power, but not as much as what you would expect.”
“Cu Bi, you and he go to the Sound Beast Mountain to see the burning fire power in his body, and see if it can catch more heads of sound beasts or not.” After thinking for a while, the old man looked at his daughter, assigned. “Recently, Ka Ba’s people often dominated all the activities in the Sound Beast Mountain, thus sound beasts do not dare to show up. I don’t know if we can get more of them.”
Cu Bi stood beside the old man mumbling, and slowly moved towards Shi Yan, coldly glanced at him and said, “Outsider, follow me. If you can help me catch some sound beasts’ heads, maybe I will feel better and let you free.”
Shi Yan frowned. As being watched by the old man, he said nothing, and followed Cu Bi with his head bowing.
Crossing a very long corridor, Shi Yan finally saw the bright sky.
He was on a rock bank of a big five-hundred-meter high architectural building. In his view, there were many ten-meter-high ancient stone structures nearby. Further along were another two mighty five-hundred-meter high ancient structures like the immeasurably high, magnificent, and splendid mountains in the sky, , which stirred his eyesight.
This was an ancient stone building.
The whole structures, the lowest one was tens of meters high, which covered thousands of square meters; the biggest one was similar to the one he was standing on, hundreds of meters high and covered about tens of thousands square meters. It was even bigger then the biggest one he had seen in the outside world. He did not know how it had been built.
In this Giant Stone Ancient City, every person in Demonic Sound Clan looked very pale with full of yin spirits and unusual physical strength. They seemed very light and did not have much weights. Either they were at the earth realm or the Nirvana realm, they were able to hover freely around regardless of their realm.
The whole Ancient City was surrounded by a gray-white fog. There was extremely violent fluctuating power in this fog, which might be some kind of control style to protect the City.
Heaven and earth’s heavy aura was overflowing to every corner. Although heaven and earth’s aura here was not as good as the one in Mortality Island, it was still very good compared with that in other places of the Kyara Sea, enough for the warriors to use.
“Shi Yan!” A low voice suddenly came from a distance, it was Cao Zhi Lan’s.
Shi Yan’s face changed, looking at the direction where the voice came from. From far away, he saw a big wooden cage pulled up to the sky by some weird beasts’ heads.
These beasts had small thin wings like a flesh layer with very strong yin Qi. Their featurs were somehomw similar to those of Demonic Sound Clan’s pagans.
The beasts were spreading their five or six-meter-wide wings like falcons, their whole body were turquoise and had moving lights.
The wooden cage pulled up by the beasts was fully covered by creepers on top. Those creepers were like spiritual snakes, wrapping the wooden cage, flaring a green light, creating a miraculous constraint, and binding the wooden cage.
Inside the wooden cage, Cao Zhi Lan, Qu Yan Qing, Gu Ling Long, Pan Zhe and a number of warriors were all under the Control Style. They were like slaves confined in a cage. They looked sullen, gloomy, and seemed to be tortured so badly that they seemed to be honestly obedient without daring to struggle anymore.
Those who rode the beasts were some guys with gloomy pale faces in dark green armors. They were gathering and discussing with each other in low tones.
Cao Zhi Lan’s scream turned some of the guys’ head. They coldly glanced at her, noticing her happy look towards Shi Yan’s direction.
Those guys riding the beasts pulled the wooden cage away. It seemed they wanted to shift direction. Cao Zhi Lan’s special Star Martial Spirit which was not affected by the control style quickly realized the living energy in Shi Yan’s body right at the moment he had gone out of the architectural structure. She could not help but scream out.
From one hundred meters away, Shi Yan frowned, looking at Cao Zhi Lan, Pan Zhe, and Qu Yan Qing being confined like livestock. He felt pity for them and let out a sigh.
Although Cao Zhi Lan and others were his opponents, they also came here from the outside world, being captured like livestock and probably tortured to death in no time. He could not feel good as he looked at them.
“Cu Bi, was it you who had captured this human being?” A guy of Demonic Sound Clan leading ahead suddenly signaled the beasts to stop. He then gently flew to this side, hovered in the air, looking at Shi Yan with his frozen eyes.
Cu Bi slightly frowned, said with calm, “YaJi, your movement is very fast, you’ve captured the outsiders just in a moment. Hum, if I had known that there was more than one person, you would have not been able to reap such a big spoil.”
The guy of Demonic Sound Clan dragged a half-smile out of his lips, a peculiar smile, “I was lucky. I have just gone out for a while, then detected these outsiders and easily captured them. Haha, there are some among them whose cultivating levels are not bad, but their souls are too weak compared to mine.”
“Ah”, Cu Bi quickly said, “Demonic Sound Clan’s soul has advantages from heaven. Those aliens obviously cannot be compared to us. If you have already captured them, you should leave soon. Why do you need to waste your time with me?”
“How can talking to you be a waste of time?” YaJi smiled. Seeing no reaction from Cu Bi, he pointed to Shi Yan and said, “I am also interested in that guy. Cu Bi, give me a price, I will take him of your hands. What do you think?”
While YaJi was talking, there were peculiar eyes that suddenly went into Shi Yan.
A flow of miraculous soul, like a thin yarn of soul, explored and went into Shi Yan’s head, intruded Shi Yan’s sea of consciousness, and took the hidden life in his mind.
Shi Yan’s face changed terribly.
He was concentrating his powers to resist the energy. Suddenly, there was another flow of soul like a wind zooming over, quickly covering his head.
Ya Ji’s soul power was wiped out in a blink, disappearing from his head without a trace.
“This guy belongs to me, without my consent, no one can touch his soul.” Cu Bi’s clear but cold voice rose up, unpleasantly stared at Ya Ji. “You can torture those in the cage however you want, but you are not allowed to touch mine. If you dare to do it, don’t blame me for treating you badly.”
“I can bargain.” YaJi smiled recklessly. “With a very reasonable price, you give me this guy, is it ok?”
“You have already captured many warriors, why do you still want him?” Cu Bi felt a bit strange when listening to what he said. “You already have many, why him?”
“Haha, I myself see it’s useful.” YaJi thought for a while and said, “Cu Bi, if you are interested in humankind warriors, we can exchange. Um, those warriors over there, except the three ladies, anyone of the rest can be exchanged to you. Even two. What do you think?”
“Why must you have him?” Cu Bi was surprised, confusingly looked at Ya Ji, then at Shi Yan. “Is he special?”
Ya Ji nodded his head. “So, do you want to exchange or not?”
“No!” Cu Bi snorted, thought for a bit, then grabbed Shi Yan’s shoulder and suddenly flew away while coldly saying, “This guy is useful, I do not want to give him to you for now. Wait until I feel that he is not useful anymore, then I might sell him to you”.
“Cu Bi, be careful, he is very dangerous!” Ya Ji reminded her from a distance.
“Dangerous?” Cu Bi contemptuously whispered a sentence, coldly glanced at Shi Yan, and continued, “You should better be honestly obedient. If not, I will make your soul disappear in a second. Maybe you haven’t known, it is not difficult for Demonic Sound Clan to ruin humankind.”
“Yeah, I know your soul accomplishment went beyond the one of the human warriors.” Shi Yan’s face unchanged. “Your physical strength is very special, brain is also peculiar, very suitable for cultivating soul. Hmm, your soul is very strong, it can be compared to warriors at the Sky realm, but the body power is even much better than the Sky realm. You can use your strong soul to dominate and easily destroy my sea of consciousness. Isn’t that so?”
That Shi Yan did not say anything from the beginning did not mean he did not know anything.
He had been observing those people in silence for a while, realizing that all the pagans of Demonic Sound Clan were very powerful.
In terms of cultivating soul, people of the Demonic Sound Clan were much stronger than many of the humankind warriors.
Their knowledge about the soul was absolutely much more profound than the humankind warriors.
However, it was because of their special physical structure, the bodies of Demonic Sound Clan’s pagans looked very feeble.
Not to mention how strong Shi Yan’s body was, their bodies were much weaker than those of the ordinary humankind warriors.
Not only this, the profound Qi in their bodies were also peculiar. Profound Qi did not concentrate in one place, instead, it spread out everywhere in the body dispersedly. Nerves and veins were also extremely weak and narrow, which made it impossible to receive too much profound Qi.
Quietly observing for a while, Shi Yan realized that the intensity of her soul had reached the Sky Realm and her subtle body contained a lot of profound Qi. However, it could not be more than his because of her feeble body and narrow veins. Her body strength might also be limited. If she did not rely on the godsend-soul, she might have not be able to defeat an ordinary earth-realm warrior.
Through the strength of the sea of consciousness, Shi Yan gradually understood.
“You, you can see through many things in such a short time?” Cu Bi was terrified. A shocking look appeared on her face, she was staring at Shi Yan carefully for a moment, and said, “I should have used more soul control style on you.”
“Don’t, I am a trendy person. I know your sense of soul is very strong. If I do something wrong, you can easily recognize it from this short distance. You can use your soul to kill me easily before I can do anything. Therefore, I will not do anything stupid, so you should not waste too much of your power. Don’t worry, I will try my best for you.” Shi Yan quickly shouted.
“You have such a sweet mouth.” Cu Bi’s beautiful eyes stared at Shi Yan for a while and firmly nodded her head. “You are very smart, smarter than many of Demonic Sound Clan’s people. Moreover, although you are only at the earth realm, you have already possessed the sea of consciousness. You are actually very good. You should have some secrets, otherwise YaJi should have not been interested in you that much.”
Inhaling a big breath, Cu Bi said, “Maybe, I should analyze your soul, seize everything inside of your head. If so, I can know everything hidden inside of it. There is nothing you can hide, I will know all your secrets. Although this will get me seriously injured, I am really excited to do it.”
Shi Yan slightly shivered, his eyes flared up coldly, ready to risk his life.
“I’ve already known you are very cunning, hmm, don’t think you can take anything from me. Right now, I just don’t want to kill you yet, if you dare to protest, you will know your consequence.” Cu Bi’s face kept its strict countenance, although there was a slightly hesitating look on her face. “If you can help me catch the sound beasts at the fifth or sixth level, I will set you free. Otherwise, I will confine you and exchange you to Ya Ji.”
“Sound beasts? Aren’t they the demon beasts?”
“Sound beasts are one kind of demon beasts. They only live in Sound Beast Mountain. It is very miasmatic there. Sound beasts are made from Yin. Their demon spirits are dark. They are very useful for us. If we have these demons while cultivating, it is extremely fortunate for us. The Sound Beast Mountain has “Ancient Thunder Formation” which will project lightning. Strong sound beasts do not have any big problem with being hit by the lightning. Demonic Sound Clan, on the other hand, is naturally afraid of lightning so we cannot go any further inside the Sound Beast Mountain. We can only stay outside of the mountain and catch the sound beasts that venture out.”
“With my help, how is it useful?”
“Sound beasts’ attribute is yin, their soul is also special. It is not easy for Demonic Sound Clan to use the advantage of soul to deal with them. In order to catch them, we also need direct attacking weapons. But once the sound beasts cannot win, they will withdraw and hide inside the Sound Beast Mountain, thus we cannot do anything after that. Sound beasts are afraid of burning fire. If you can use burning fire, it is easier to catch them. Of course, we should also see if your burning fire is effective or not, weak burning fire cannot affect the sound beasts.”
“Ok, I understand. I will help you arrest the sound beasts. Hmm, our deal is ten sound beasts of the fifth or sixth level, ok?
“If you can really help me capture ten sound beasts of the fifth or sixth level, I will set you free. If you can capture more, I can buy them with a reasonable price. Hmm, sound beasts’ demon spirits are very treasurable. You can use them to exchange for any essential things that you want.”
“Can I exchange for slaves?”
“Good, maybe I will use some demon spirits to exchange for some female slaves.”
Shi Yan suddenly remembered Cao Zhi Lan, Gu Ling Long, and Qu Yan Qing. The three ladies that were being confined by YaJi.
“Rotten!”,Cu Bi saw the lust in Shi Yan’s eyes, and could not help but scold him. “Human beings, no one is good indeed! My father was right.”
“Demonic Sound Clan’s people have a strong prejudice against human beings I assume?”
“Humankind is blamable. If it was not because of you, we would not have been deported to this place. Hmm, because of you, we could not return to our native land, being forced to stay here forever where there is no sun, no moon, nor stars.” Cu Bi coldly said.
“So, why have you been deported to this place? How could humankind do it if there was no reason for it?”
“Shut up!” Cu Bi jangled. Her beautiful face suddenly sharpened.
Shi Yan surprised but said no more. He was afraid of Cu Bi in not being able to control herself and fight with him.
After getting out of the Giant Stone Ancient City, crossing immense forest openings, it had been long until a mighty, ten-thousand-meter high mountain struck his eyes.
The mighty giant mountain dominated the skyline, masses of white clouds hovered in the middle of the mountain flank. The mountain peak went straight up into the sky. Each striking lightning like a giant dragon mincing around the giant mountain; dazzling flashes were projected with strong electric currents one by one.
On the giant mountain, it was full of ancient trees and deep black abysses around the mountain cliffs. In those abysses, there were big beasts’ figures. The beasts’ loud howls could be heard of from inside. Those howls had a powerful energy that terrified him.
Hearing those howls, Shi Yan’s sea of consciousness continued vibrating, the soul consciousness was not stable.
“Sound beasts are made of gathered dark spirits. The soul is also very specific. Their howls can badly hurt ordinary warriors. You heard that howl but have not been much affected, you are not just an ordinary person indeed. Hmm, so, I don’t need to worry too much. Delivering soul protection to your head has decreased my energy.” Cu Bi soon set loose her vigilance.
She and Shi Yan stood together on the big long branch of an ancient tree. She raised her head looking at the sound Beast Mountain in front of them, and said, “What is the strongest level of sound beasts on the Sound Beast Mountain?”
Shi Yan raised his head and looked ahead. Because his sea of consciousness was vibrating, even his soul consciousness could not be released. It was hard to recognize the real strength of all sound beasts on the Sound Beast Mountain.
“The strongest Sound Beast…” Cu Bi shook her head. “Because of the lightning rod, Demonic Sound Clan cannot intrude inside, so we don’t know what is the level of the strongest sound beast is. Um, the Wings Race used to invade the Sound Beast Mountain, but it was heard that there was no one who ever got out alive.”
“You and the Wings Race have always been fighting?”
“Almost, the Wings Race people live just behind the Sound Beast Mountain. They consider themselves to be the true lords of this land. They want to rule Demonic Sound Clan. In recent years, the Wings Race’ strength has been really stronger than ours, if the Wings Race people united, we could become their slaves.” Cu Bi discouragingly said.
“The Wings Race!” Shi Yan thought for a moment. “You have godsend-soul advantages from Heaven, you can easily destroy our souls, but can’t you deal with the Wings Race?”
“The Wings Race is more dangerous than humankind. No human being can compare with their firm physical body. Although the Wings Race’s spiritual soul is not as good as human beings’, they still have many ways to protect their soul from being violated. Humankind absolutely cannot compare with them.” Cu Bi coldly said.
A strange noise like a baby crying suddenly came out from one of the caves on the Sound Beast Mountain.
At the moment, strange noises rose up, gray yin plunged out from that cave. The spirits came out strong and fast, spreading into an entire small area in a blink.
A bunch of long figures hovered around in the middle of the gray yin aura. Together with that gray yin aura, they flew down to the Sound Beast Mountain, then approached towards an icy lake in the distance.
Cu Bi’s face changed dramatically. Her subtle body slightly shivered while she was staring at the place where the gray spirits gathered. She horribly said, “This thing cannot appear at this time. Is the shelter really weakening? Irrational, really irrational! No, our plan should be canceled at this time.”
Turning her head suddenly, Cu Bi, with one hand holding Shi Yan, shouted out loud, “We should leave now. Forget this . I have to inform our clan about the Demon child!”
“Are you sure we will be able to escape.” Shi Yan’s eyes slightly changed while he was pointing ahead. “That thing seemed to have detected us, do they start to change direction?”
“What?”, she shouted in a panic. Cu Bi’s white face got chalky.