Chapter 91 : A Snail (1)
It was a struggle for the fallen Nan Huai Ren and his master to stand up. When Li Shuang Yan stood up firmly, her face was also deadly pale. The immortal explosion earlier was truly frightening. Under this light, no matter whether it was a Royal Noble, an Enlightened Being, an Ancient Saint, or Heavenly King, they were merely ants and insects!
(TN1: reminder on cultivation rankings: 11 = Royal Noble, 12 = Enlightened Being, 13= Ancient Saint, 15 = Heavenly King, 16 = Virtuous Paragon, 17 = Immortal Emperor)
At this time, Nan Huai Ren and his master were in awe, watching Li Qi Ye. They finally understood at this moment that Li Qi Ye was a terrible existence way beyond their imaginations.
“You dare to look at my sea of knowledge and search through my memories? This thing can’t tell life from death!”
Li Qi Ye’s expression was as cold as water. Even though his body no longer possessed the raging Immortal Emperor’s aura, at this moment, he still caused others to shiver without being cold; it was as if he was a grand Immortal Emperor unable to be challenged.
The giant snail’s origin was heaven shattering, but, unfortunately, he absolutely shouldn’t have try to look into Li Qi Ye’s sea of knowledge!
Since the Desolate Era long ago, Li Qi Ye fell into the Heaven Demon Grotto, and his soul was sucked out to be refined into the Dark Crow. Afterward, he involuntarily had to be summoned back to the Heaven Demon Grotto, and his memories were read by the existence inside.
It was not until much later that Li Qi Ye had sufficient capacity to calculate the whole world, gained the help of countless immortal sages to plan against the Heaven Demon Grotto, and escaped the mind reading.
From then on, Li Qi Ye’s most dreaded fear was his sea of knowledge being opened by other people, having his memories read. After he gained the power, and he was able to cultivate Immortal Emperors, he once again reinforced his soul, sea of knowledge, and memories.
It can be said that his soul, True Fate, sea of knowledge, and memories were reinforced by Immortal Emperors. Not only Immortal Emperor Min Ren, but also Immortal Emperor Xue Xi, Immortal Emperor Tun Ri, Immortal Emperor Ba Mie, and even the Black Dragon King all reinforced his memories.
(TN2: All Chinese names have their own meanings, and I think it is cool to know: Min Ren = Bright Benevolence, Xue Xi = Mark of Blood, Tun Ri = Swallowing the Time, Ba Mie = Dominating Extermination – as one can see, Min Ren is probably Li Qi Ye’s nicest disciple, the others don’t sound so nice)
If anyone touched his sea of knowledge or his memories, it was equivalent to touching the reinforcements laid down by Immortal Emperors! They would absolutely will be suppressed by the immortal reinforcement! What this means was that outside of him, no one else could read his sea of knowledge or memories, not even Immortal Emperors!
This was the result of him floating through millions of years, and the fruit of hard effort throughout the eras; he was able to defend against the one matter that he feared the most!
Today, this unknowing snail dared to use a godly method to read the memories of Li Qi Ye, this was without a doubt finding his own death!
“Drag him back here.”
Finally, Li Qi Ye commanded.
Protector Mo and his disciple busily followed the order and left. After half a day, with loud thunderous sounds, they finally dragged the giant snail back; it was as if they were dragging a small mountain.
The giant snail dragged in front of Li Qi Ye was motionless.
“Oldest brother, is he already dead?”
Nan Huai Ren dragged him here, and he asked.
“I’m only temporarily sparing his life, depending on his performance.”
Li Qi Ye commanded:
“Take out the pot and the medicines, cook him.”
Protector Mo and his disciple immediately took out the huge pot from his magical storage, and they threw in with all the medicinal herbs inside, putting in the giant snail as well.
It didn’t take a long time before the water in the pot boiled, and all the medicines became a medicinal concoction.
At this moment, the giant snailed finally came to slowly. Even though he woke up, he couldn’t move because of the Immortal Emperor’s suppression! At this moment, he was the meat on the chopping block, leaving Li Qi Ye to do whatever he wanted!
“You, who are you?”
Submerged in the pot, he struggled to have his tentacles reach outside of the water. He opened his huge eyes to look at Li Qi Ye. His eyes were filled with horror. This person’s memories were protected by Immortal Emperors; who was he in the end?
Seeing the fourteen year old boy in front of him, this matter was simply impossible to understand. The last Immortal Emperor’s era was thirty thousand years ago, so, logically, this boy in front of him essentially couldn’t meet an Immortal Emperor.
However, this boy in front had not only met an Immortal Emperor, but the protection inside his sea of knowledge suppressed him in just a flash. This impression left a heavy mark on him, unerasable. Under this absolute power, the fear in the deepest part of his soul realized that it could only be from an Immortal Emperor!
“Who I am is no longer important. You have encroached upon my most important taboo.”
At this moment, Li Qi Ye’s expression was much better, and he slowly spoke.
Unknowingly, the moment Li Qi Ye’s expression became normal, the other three sighed a huge breath of relief. When Li Qi Ye was enraged, they felt a heavy boulder taking away their breath like a furious Immortal Emperor, instilling fear into their souls!
“You… What are you doing…?”
At this time, the giant snail knew that trouble was coming, and he asked with all color lost.
Li Qi Ye leisurely said:
“What else is there but cooking you in the pot? You tell me what else am I doing? Cooking your Longevity Blood, and, at the same time, cooking a nice snail soup to to ease us in this hot sun. They have never tasted tried this kind of dish, before; maybe after they try it, they’ll never be able to forget it.”
“This, this is absolutely impossible, my, my body isn’t something that a mortal flame could refine! Or be boiled by ordinary water!”
The giant snail yelled out.
Li Qi Ye smiled, and he said:
“Someone else would try that, but, as for me, ah, I would never attempt this. If I know your origin, then I can immediately deal with you. Do you know what the water boiling you is made out of? This is definitely a recipe to cook a snail soup; it is not only delicious, but it is also extremely nutritious!”
Hearing these words, the snail couldn’t help but taste the medicinal concoction inside the pot. Tasting this, he was immediately frightened. These medicinal herbs, once combined, would definitely remove his body’s protection!
At this moment, Li Qi Ye jumped onto the pot, he took out the Invisible Dual Blades, and he slowly said:
“You should know that taking the blood of your tribe is an art. I’m aware that your body is like a treasure impervious to weapons and Life Treasure; however, after being boiled in such a concoction, you should be clear of the consequence!”
Finished speaking, he unleashed a blade as fast as lightning.
In a blink of an eye, Li Qi Ye left many blade shaped cuts on the giant snail’s body. Marks and marks intertwined together, creating a mysterious pattern. This pattern seemed like it was just a formation; however, it was also a sermon of the heavens that was even a profound Dao that collapses the defense of the giant snail!
At this time, inside the many lines left behind by the blades, blood slowly seeped out. These drops of blood were extremely beautiful; they were like priceless jewels. They dripped down into the pot and mixed together with the medicinal concoction, emitting waves and waves of charming medicinal fragrances that caused others to drool and swallow their saliva.
Seeing the drops of blood dripping down, Protector Mo was quite moved. To cultivators, Longevity Blood was extremely precious. There was a saying that one drop of blood was equal to ten thousand drops of worldly essence.
This method of Li Qi Ye caused the giant snail to be scared out of his soul. It belonged to a mysterious creation, not part of the Demon race, Heavenly Beast, nor the Longevity Spirit. Its origin was heavenly shaking, and it was extremely rare in this world.
They have a body that could be said to be impenetrable, but, today, Li Qi Ye knew how to open their defenses; he also knew the method of obtaining their Longevity Blood. He knew that he had met his nemesis today!
Feeling the loss of his Longevity Blood, the giant snail felt his soul being sucked out, and his True Fate becoming weaker and weaker. If this continued, he would truly be boiled into a pot of snail soup.
“You, what do you want? You, you say you want to say!”
Finally, the heart of the giant snail shivered, and he yelled out loud. If he kept on acting strong, then he would truly become a boiled snail soup!
Li Qi Ye took a while before he slowly glared at him, finally speaking:
“How about this? I just happen to be lacking a mount, so you can be by my side.”
Li Qi Ye’s words caused the group of Nan Huai Ren standing at the side to be silent. A grand character, always picked a mount with a nice external appearance. Not mentioning True Dragons or Phoenixes, these types of supreme existences; however, even a dragon horse was cooler than this giant snail in front of them.
The giant snail contemplated over Li Qi Ye’s words. Even though their tribe’s numbers were few, they have a proud history. Not to mention, its cultivation was absolutely powerful. Becoming a mount for a human, this would be unbearable to him.
Li Qi Ye glared at the silent giant snail, and he said:
“Don’t be prideful just because of your three parts bloodline. Even if the patriarch of your first tribe was still alive, seeing me, he could only call himself a junior!”
Li Qi Ye’s words shocked the snail, and its huge eyes looked at Li Qi Ye, and asked:
“You, who are you really!?”
“Who I am is not important; either you follow me, or I will boil you into soup.”
Li Qi Ye happily said:
“In the future, if you diligently work hard with loyalty, I will pass down the Twelve Solutions to you!”
This phrase from Li Qi Ye caused the snail to be ecstatic. He wasn’t willing to become a mount for Li Qi Ye, and he would even prefer being boiled into a meat soup; however, when it came to the Twelve Solutions, this was a completely different matter.
He was aware that since the beginning of time until now, only one existence knew the Twelve Solutions, but Li Qi Ye clearly was not this existence!
(TN3: I think the author made a mistake here, it should be the Eighteen Solutions, not the Twelve. Unless 12-18 were all unknown by their tribe)
“Good, I promise you!”
Finally, the giant snail surrendered, and he made a choice.
“Use your True Fate to make the oath.”
Li Qi Ye was without any surprise, and he said.
In the end, the giant snailed swore with his True Fate. This scene caused Nan Huai Ren and his master to be touched. A True Fate oath to cultivators was an extremely serious matter. Once the oath was made, one absolutely had to comply with the oath. If violated, they would be subjected to the backlash.
Of course, a True Fate oath has to be willing by both parties.
After making the vow, Li Qi Ye let Nan Huai Ren and Protector Mo drag him out of the iron pot.