The bloody mirror shot out a crimson ray after undergoing a monumental change from receiving the longevity blood of the merchants .
“Buzz . ” It actually transformed into a rippling lake consisting of thick blood .
In the beginning, the spectators thought that the lake and blood were only an image or a derivative form . The influx of vitality has changed it to the real thing . Perhaps this was no mirror in the first place, just a lake of blood refined into a little mirror by a great technique .
A sanguine stench accompanied by deep hatred permeated the area . The lost souls began to lament and wail, seemingly chanting the most terrible curse in existence - aiming at all living beings .
“That’s, that’s horrifying . ” The spectators trembled at this sight .
“A forbidden weapon refined from countless lives?” A junior almost lost control of his legs .
“I believe it might be more than one million people . ” An ancestor said with a solemn expression .
The crowd took a deep breath . One million to refine this forbidden weapon - quite a ruthless deed .
They began to ponder . The federation consisted of many Eternals with powerful systems behind them, a dozen or so . No one would really notice if they capture one hundred thousand from each system .
After all, a powerful system was boundless . Some had ten thousand sects or more with billions and billions of living beings . One hundred thousand seemed like a tiny group in this sea of people .
“Maybe, just maybe, Venerable Deer Merchant started the federation with this plan in mind . Maybe it’s the whole purpose behind it . ” Someone murmured .
This was a bold and frightening speculation .
Using several million people for the sake of refining an artifact within one system would definitely be noticed and be barraged with criticism . However, spreading it over a dozen systems? This made it more discrete .
More often than not, an all-out battle between sects would yield a higher number of casualties . This made it harder for anyone to learn about the federation’s weapon refinement attempt .
“Maybe this was only a test . ” One old ancestor with knowledge of this creation process mused: “Since this was successful, they might try a higher number later . There is a legend that when one refines an entire world into a weapon, it will result in something unbeatable . I don’t know how legitimate it is . ”
The crowd nearby shuddered after hearing this . If he was right, then this mirror was only an experiment . If successful, the federation might try refining even stronger ones .
At that point, they would require dozens or even hundreds of million lives, disguising it in one way or another within their systems .
Wars were common in Imperial . The destruction of a kingdom or sect was neither a small event nor a big deal . It would only give birth to some conversations and gossips around the world .
“That’s a terrible ambition . ” One ancestor shuddered at the thought .
“Buzz . ” While everyone was talking about the implication, the mirror exuded a bloody ray from the sky .
It instantly engulfed Li Qiye like a waterfall from above, pouring down in an unceasing manner . It looked more like a stream of liquid than a beam of light, seemingly inescapable once touched . It didn’t take long before Li Qiye was completely drowned out .
The entire process was extremely vast so even a fast cultivator couldn’t dodge .
Moreover, this was the kingdom of the gods . There was no running away from this dimension and the bloody mirror .
“He’s finished!” The five merchants became ecstatic .
They worried the most about Li Qiye leaving the kingdom before they could activate their mirror, or that he would use a heaven-defying method to dodge the light .
“We really did it!” They didn’t expect this to go so well, thinking that Li Qiye wouldn’t be able to escape from the light no matter how strong he is .
The beam slowly receded like a lake slowly losing its water . People finally saw Li Qiye, realizing that the missing light has infiltrated his body .
“Is this his counter?” Someone thought Li Qiye had devoured the bloody light .
“No . ” Another expert startlingly said: “The light is the thing attacking him right now, crazily drilling into his body and bypassing his defense . ”
“What will happen then? Will it refine him?” The first speaker said with astonishment .
“Boom!” The dimension quaked as if an invincible force was pressing down on it .
The space inside this dimension suddenly shrank at a rapid pace with Li Qiye at the center, seemingly wanting to crush him .
Moreover, the area was exuding increasing pressure on him too - invisible yet all-encompassing .
“Clank!” Metallic ringing happened inside him from the bloody light that got in earlier . They turned into laws wanting to seal him . Every fiber of his being was being affected .
The laws then started shrinking as well and wouldn’t stop until there was nothing left .
“Buzz . ” A bizarre scene occurred . Everyone saw Li Qiye continuously shrinking, several ten thousand times smaller than before .