Immediately afterward, the green gale gathered from all directions again, forming a huge green vortex in mid-air.
An indistinct human form phantasm emerged from the center of the vortex.
Qing Ling frowned. She folded her hands and swiped in the air, canceling the green light curtain, then she looked at the phantasm with a calm expression.
Under the ripples, the phantasm gradually became solid and clear. A figure with sword-brows and long eyes and dressed in a green robe appeared directly in front of them.
The figure was blurry and did not seem to be a real body. As soon as he appeared, his eyes swept across Liu Ming and finally stopped on Qing Ling.
Liu Ming’s face changed several times. He felt like his everything was seen through by the other party.
However, after seeing that Qing Ling didn’t have much reaction, he regained his composure and looked at him silently.
“Bi You, what are you doing?” Qing Ling asked coldly.
Liu Ming’s heart moved.
It turned out that the person in front of him was the legendary controller of the Serene Water Region, the almighty Mystic Comprehending State Bi You. No wonder he had such a great momentum.
“Hmph, you are asking me instead!? Nan Huang (Southern Puppet Emperor), you are not the people of the deepest underworld. The first time you entered the deepest underworld, I have already told you according to the rules. I will give you 3 chances to enter the deepest underworld. Now, this is your last chance. If you leave this time, you will not be allowed to step into our deepest underworld again. Otherwise, all the Serene Kings will join forces to hunt you down. You better think about that carefully!” After saying this, the figure did not give Qing Ling the slightest chance to speak, and he faded into the green vortex behind him.
The green vortex in mid-air collapsed and disappeared.
The surroundings were calm again.
From Bi You’s appearance to leaving, it was only a few seconds. If it weren’t for the broken branches of the surrounding black crystal forest, everything that happened just now would be like a dream.
Naturally, Liu Ming didn’t say much. He just stood aside in a daze for a while.
Qing Ling’s face was gloomy for a while.
“It seems that I’m can’t fulfill the promise now. I still have some important things to do in the deepest underworld, and I can’t leave now. You have to wait a few more years until I completely refine the black crystal jade puppet, then I will use its power to send you back!” After a long while, Qing Ling finally breathed out and said in an unquestionable tone.
“No problem, junior will just have to wait a few more years.” Liu Ming naturally had no objection.
Besides, he still had a lot of hell weapons and materials that were only useful to Serene Clan people. If he brought back the Middle Sky Continent directly, they would be useless. He could just use the buffer time to exchange for something that could be useful in the Middle Sky Continent.
Qing Ling nodded. She opened a palm and shot a blue light ball toward Liu Ming’s waist.
“It’s my miscalculation. I see that your Sword Maru has a sword pouch to nourish, but it still takes a lot of time now. This is the pure spiritual power that I have extracted. It should provide a considerable boost to your Sword Maru and shorten the nourish time. Take this as a kind of compensation for you.”
“Thanks senior!” Liu Ming was overjoyed.
As soon as the blue light touched the void attribute sword pouch, it silently submerged into it.
“If all goes well, within 6 years, I will be able to completely refine this puppet. 6 years later, you will wait for me at the Hell Yue Mountain in the Serene Water Region. At that time, I will use this black crystal jade puppet to get you out of the deepest underworld.” After Qing Ling said this, she made a gesture and burrowed into the ground.
Liu Ming thought for a while, and he turned into an escape light and flew out of the black crystal forest.
After a few months, he teleported through towns several times. After flying for many days without stopping, he finally came to the sky above a wide hell river.
This area was very familiar to him, which was the place where he had cultivated in retreat for 30 years.
On the boundless river, Liu Ming flew above a vortex with thick hell qi.
After a quarter of an hour, he had come to the enchantment at the bottom of the river.
All traces of his cultivation here were still the same. Although he had only been away from here for a few years, so many things had happened during this period. When returning here again, Liu Ming felt like it was another era.
Liu Ming sat cross-legged on the ground with a contemplative look.
In the past few months, Liu Ming had dealt with various items obtained in the deepest underworld along the way. All the hell stones as well as the unusable treasures, hell weapons, etc. were all replaced with items that could be used in the Middle Sky Continent.
Now his Sumeru Ring stored a large amount of all kinds of ores, spiritual herbs and other special products of the deepest underworld. These materials were also extremely precious spiritual materials with pure yin attributes in the Middle Sky Continent. Their value was great.
So far, he had hunted a lot of hell beast materials. He had only sold a small part of them, and most of the useful things were still kept. He believed that after returning to the Middle Sky Continent, he could exchange them for a large amount of spirit stones. Although he couldn’t earn back the spirit stones he used on the spirit gathering array when advancing, it could cover some of the losses.
Outside the black enchantment at the bottom of the hell river, dozens of black vortexes were still spinning.
A black light flashed in Liu Ming’s hand, and a black jade bottle appeared. Although the bottle was sealed with a talisman, traces of bloody air still escaped from it.
As he looked at the jade bottle, there was a hint of joy on his face.
In this jade bottle, he spent tens of thousands of hell stones and a hell core of a Real Pellet State beast in exchange for a drop of blood essence.
In the deepest underworld, there were many kinds of Serene Clan people. 1 of them was named Corpse Face Race. They were somewhat similar to the rumored Blood Race. They were born with the talent of absorbing blood essence.
This drop of essence blood was the special blood essence extracted from the Corpse Face people with mystic art.
This blood essence was a very famous treasure in the deepest underworld. It could instantly replenish the cultivator’s blood, which made it a great healing item. However, Liu Ming just wanted the effect of instantly recovering blood.
He spent such a huge price to buy a drop of blood essence just to deal with the upcoming mysterious bubble burst.
It should be within these few months.
His cultivation had now reached the Real Pellet State intermediate stage, and his spiritual power was several times thicker than before. He also mastered the Blood Shield Technique as failsafe. Therefore, he should be able to satisfy the devour of the mysterious bubble.
However, Luo Hu also once said that the prison was a little unstable because of the awakening of the weapon spirit, so a portion of his lifespan was drained last time. For the sake of safety, he still spent a lot to exchange for such a drop of blood essence.
It was a pity that the blood essence was very volatile. Even if it was kept in a special storage magic weapon and was sealed with a talisman, it would still slowly evaporate. Otherwise, he wouldn’t hesitate to spend all his networth to buy more.
Liu Ming played with the black jade bottle for a while and put it away, then he took out the Hell Bone Secret and meditated silently.
He came to this hell river, on the one hand, because it was a safe and good place to retreat to deal with the burst of mysterious bubble. On the other hand, it was for the hell river water here.
Hell Bone Secret’s following training required a lot of hell river heavy water for each level. He intended to refine more within these few years.
After all, hell river water was only available in the deepest underworld. It would be difficult to get this thing after returning to the Middle Sky Continent.
However, this had to wait until he had dealt with the upcoming mysterious bubble burst.
3 months passed in a blink of an eye.
One day, Liu Ming was meditating, then a crystal clear bubble emerged in the sea of consciousness.
He opened his eyes and slapped the soul-recovering bag with 1 hand. A cloud of black air flew out, and a half-human-sized scorpion appeared beside Liu Ming.
Xie’er looked a little dispirited. As soon as she was summoned, she looked at Liu Ming blankly.
Liu Ming didn’t have time to tell her in detail as he reached out his hand to press Xie’er.
There was a light sound from the bubble in the sea of consciousness, and a familiar powerful suction swept over.
Liu Ming had long been prepared. He activated the Thirteen Holes Real Pellet and channeled the powerful spiritual power into the bubble.
The devouring power emitted by the bubble was unprecedentedly powerful, like a bottomless pit. All the spiritual power was devoured easily.
Fortunately, Liu Ming’s spiritual power was several times thicker than before, so he didn’t have to worry about not having enough.
The devouring of the bubble continued for a quarter of an hour without any sign of weakening. The spiritual power in Liu Ming’s sea of consciousness had been devoured by nearly half.
His face turned gloomy. His mind moved, and black air came out of Xie’er’s body, which turned into a cold spiritual power in his body.
With the help of Xie’er, the rate of losing spiritual power was greatly slowed.
However, Liu Ming didn’t dare to be careless. His Divine Thought constantly monitored the bubble.
Time passed bit by bit.
Although the spiritual power of Xie’er was considered to be thick, it was much less than Liu Ming in comparison. Soon, her spiritual power was exhausted. She let out a whine and looked at Liu Ming.
At this moment, it had been half an hour since the bubble burst, but the speed of devouring had not slowed down at all.
Liu Ming frowned. At this moment, the spiritual power in his sea of consciousness was only about 30%. Xie’er was even worse. Only a thin layer of black mist remained on her body.
He glanced at Xie’er, made a gesture and immediately stopped drawing spiritual power from her. At the same time, he released a mini blood shield. It spun and released wisps of blood silks into his body.
TL: Can Fei’er return to him before he leave?
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