Chapter 1161: Searching for Souls
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
During these few months, it seemed that Hai Mingjiang did not rest even for a moment as he traveled between the five continents and four seas of the Firmament World.
He mobilized the power of hundreds of thousands of sub-pavilions in the Sky-sea Pavilion to hunt for the remaining evils of the Netherworld Devil Sect, as well as the people of the Yin-yang Palace and the Beitangs, throughout the entire Firmament World.
He caught over six thousand people of the Netherworld Devil Sect but more than 90 percent of them were at the Martial King Realm and below.
The Netherworld Devil Sect people below the Martial King Realm were all killed immediately.
Then, he tortured and forced confessions out of the remaining two hundred martial artists in the Martial King Realm until he finally found the one who mastered the Soul-searching Skill, the person in front of him.
“Su… Su Mo, I’ll tell you the cultivation method for finding souls. I just beg you to let me live!” Elder Qi said in a trembling voice as he looked at Su Mo.
His Netherworld Holy Sect was already destroyed and the senior leaders of the Sect were all in hiding. He had hidden all over yet he was still caught by the Firmament Palace.
Now, he only wished to survive. However, thinking of how he had pursued Su Mo in the past, he felt desperate.
“I won’t kill you!” Su Mo said and nodded his head.
“You have to swear and also promise that you won’t let others kill me! Otherwise, I won’t tell you the cultivation method for finding souls even if I die!” Elder Qi said apprehensively as he turned his eyes.
He could not just trust Su Mo’s words. Right now, the Soul-searching Skill was the only thing that could save his life.
Before he had obtained a proper promise, he would not tell Su Mo the cultivating method of the Soul-searching Skill.
“Do you think you have the right to negotiate with me?” Su Mo’s eyes were icy cold and they pierced right through Elder Qi.
“I…!” Faced with Su Mo’s gaze, Elder Qi’s entire body trembled. For a moment, he could not speak for fear.
“You don’t have the right to negotiate!”
Su Mo laughed coldly and continued, “Speak and you shall live, otherwise, your soul will be drawn out and dissipated!”
Hearing these words, Elder Qi’s thoughts turned abruptly. He simply closed his eyes with an expression that said they could do what they wished.
As a martial artist at the Martial King Realm and the protector of Shady Hall, naturally, Elder Qi was not all that simple.
He knew that if he could not obtain Su Mo’s promise, once he spoke of the cultivation method, he would die.
Su Mo saw his eyes grow cold and knew that scaring him would not work.
“Alright! I swear that I will not kill you and will not allow any disciple of the Firmament Palace to kill you. If I go back on my oath, I will be punished by heaven!”
After a little while, Su Mo made an oath and gave way a little.
Having finished his words, he swung his arm and a jade slip flew to hover in front of Elder Qi’s forehead.
Hearing his words, Elder Qi slowly opened his eyes. He looked at Su Mo for a moment then said in a heavy voice, “I hope you will remember your promise!”
Elder Qi let out a breath in his heart. Almost no one dared to violate such an oath as it would bring down punishment from heaven.
Even if one was not destroyed by heaven, one’s luck would be up and in the end, reap what was sowed.
He believed that as the master of the Firmament World, Su Mo would not go back on his word for such a minor figure as himself.
With these words, Elder Qi’s Mind surged. He began to carve the cultivation method of the Soul-searching Skill onto the jade slip.
After a few breaths, the carving was done. Su Mo immediately took back the jade slip.
He looked at the content of the jade slip closely. It was indeed a secret skill and it was a willpower type of skill.
“Don’t worry! It’s definitely not wrong!”
Elder Qi looked at Su Mo apprehensively and said, “You can let me go now, right?”
“No rush, I need to check its authenticity.” Su Mo shook his head and did not say any more. He waved his hand and absorbed him into the Divine Map.
Afterward, Su Mo dismissed Hai Mingjiang and began to carefully investigate this Soul-searching Skill.
The Soul-searching Skill was very profound but not very difficult to cultivate. One just had to form a profound formation by using one’s willpower and then charge it into another’s consciousness ocean to retrieve his memories.
Logically speaking, this soul-searching method could only be used to investigate those who possessed a weaker willpower.
If one were to investigate someone with a stronger willpower, not only would it not be effective, it would also cause great damage to one’s own willpower.
Furthermore, this Soul-searching Skill could also wipe away memories as well as investigate them.
However, the Soul-searching Skill was a relatively cruel one. It would greatly damage the willpower of the soul being searched and it could even turn them into an idiot.
This depended on the strength of the person’s willpower and the attainments of the Soul-searching Skill.
Of course, if the person using the skill acted on purpose, then it was an entirely different matter!
After examining it for a moment, Su Mo understood it and began to cultivate it.
His willpower was very strong and his comprehension was powerful. For secret skill such as this, he only needed three days to cultivate it to the Minor Completion.
After learning the Soul-searching Skill, Su Mo immediately released Nation Master Qu Tan and Elder Qi from the Divine Map.
“Su Mo, can you let me leave now?” Elder Qi immediately asked Su Mo once he came out.
“Let me try something first!” Su Mo shook his head and opened his left hand, immediately pulling Nation Master Qu Tan to his side.
Then his right hand also opened and pressed against Qu Tan’s head.
In a flash, a strong Mind flowed down his hand like a rising tide and charged straight into Qu Tan’s consciousness ocean.
Immediately, all of Qu Tan’s memories was laid out before Su Mo for his inspection.
It was silent inside the hall as Su Mo calmly investigated Qu Tan’s memories.
At the side, Elder Qi was very uncomfortable. He was very worried that Su Mo would go back on his word but right now, he was in the depth of the Firmament Palace. He did not dare to escape and also did not have the power to escape. He could only wait calmly.
Time passed slowly, after about an hour, Su Mo glanced roughly through Qu Tan’s memories and released his grip.
As Su Mo’s relaxed his hold, Qu Tan collapsed onto the ground like a puddle of mud. His face was deathly pale and his eyes were soulless.
A helpless expression appeared on Su Mo’s face. Qu Tan was indeed a member of the Corpse Hall. He had hidden on Qingyu Island because of a task of Corpse Hall in its early years.
He had no idea where the senior leaders of the Netherworld Devil Sect were hiding.
Su Mo sighed in his heart. Without clues, it was impossible to find the senior leaders of the Netherworld Devil Sect.
Even if he was matchless in his power, it was still impossible to find these people in such a large place as the Firmament World.
“Su Mo, can you let…!” Elder Qi saw Su Mo finish soul searching and immediately spoke.
Before he had finished speaking, Su Mo opened his hand and grabbed him.
“Su Mo…!” Elder Qi’s heart jumped with fear. He thought Su Mo was going to kill him and he was immediately frightened out of his wits.
However, Su Mo was not going to kill him. Instead, he pressed against his head and once again began soul-searching.
Elder Qi’s lifetime of memories began to appear in Su Mo’s mind.