Chapter 332: Black cloaked skeleton
The capital outskirts.
Gu Qing Shan stood in midair facing the black cloaked skeleton.
Suddenly, Gu Qing Shan noticed a line of glowing text appear in his retina.
[You’ve stopped the next steps of the Fuxi Emperor’s plans, stabilizing the situation in the human realm, the Frozen Hell’s spread has been slowed greatly]
[Quest rewards: The Huang Quan’s reinforcements have been notified of the situation in the human realm and are quickly going on their way]
[Note: Huang Quan’s reinforcement will very quickly arrive at the human realm to aid you against the Frozen Hell]
Gu Qing Shan clenched his fist in relief.
The Quest is finished.
Which means not a lot of people had died.
He didn’t think that the war would be stopped as soon as the Fuxi Emperor dies.
It seems there were quite a few people joining hands to stop this disaster.
He then peered his gaze forward.
The black cloaked skeleton sat there, putting the Emperor’s skull on one side of his throne.
As soon as he placed it, the ice immediately crawled up to envelop the skull.
The frozen throne then suddenly emitted an intense chill.
The black cloaked skeleton patted the throne satisfyingly, muttering: 「 Those who comes of my descent, you’ve all finally been reunited with myself, this is more than enough glory for your pitiful souls 」
Gu Qing Shan finally noticed over dozens of skulls neatly lined up next to the frozen throne.
According to what the black cloaked skeleton said, wouldn’t that mean all of these are skulls of each Fuxi Emperor?
What a cruel and disgusting truth!
Gu Qing Shan’s gaze at the black cloaked skeleton gradually became cold.
The black cloaked skeleton finally looked up at Gu Qing Shan.
「 Although I wasn’t there before, but the fact that you managed to win against my descendant means you must be something special 」 the black cloaked skeleton said.
Such a normal statement, but when it came out of its mouth, it sounded strangely eerie.
His voice contained a sort of uncontrollable desire.
It seems to be,
The desire to devour something.
Gu Qing Shan spoke up: “You must be the Fuxi Founding Emperor?”
「 You know of me? Ah, that’s right, who wouldn’t know of me in this world? 」
“According to history, you’ve never lost a battle in your entire life, and finally died of old age” Gu Qing Shan recalled.
Speaking of this subject, the black cloaked skeleton stopped for a bit.
That time period was his glory days.
The black cloaked skeleton took a cigar from somewhere, lit it and put it in his mouth.
The cinders on the cigar flickered.
The skeleton exhaled some smoke.
「 What ecstatic taste 」the black cloaked skeleton muttered.
This scene seemed a bit funny.
But as Gu Qing Shan stared at him, he felt a chill up his spine.
Others may not know it, but he knows the truth very well.
For a very short period after consuming living human flesh, a dead person will be able to feel this world once again.
How many people did he devour?
How many of their souls managed to escape?
「 That’s right, no one was able to stop my feet back in the human realm 」
The black cloaked skeleton exhaled another puff of smoke, then sighed: 「 This is the tragedy of humankind, even if you become the strongest person alive, there’s nothing but the gradual end waiting for you in the flow of time 」
“What does a soul taste like?” Gu Qing Shan suddenly asked.
The black cloaked skeleton was a bit surprised.
For such a question to come out of a living person’s mouth, could it be he knows something?
「 Dead people have no sense of taste 」the black cloaked skeleton spoke lightly, 「 But when you absorb a soul, you will feel its struggle, its feelings of despair and unwillingness. When you finally swallow, you will find just a sliver more power appear in your body 」
「 This power is clear and obvious, letting you know that you just got a little bit stronger 」
「 And becoming stronger, is the best taste of all 」
The black cloaked skeleton then laughed triumphantly.
Gu Qing Shan calmly listened to him, then muses: “A soul that you consume probably doesn’t dissipate, after all, you used to be a living made of 3 souls and 7 spirits” (1)
The black cloaked skeleton stopped.
He started observing Gu Qing Shan closely.
This young man not only managed to win against his descendant, he also stopped the war between the two countries, a true talent.
If he can have this man work for him, not only will there be a lot less resistance, his plan will also speed up greatly.
The black cloaked skeleton suddenly felt like being patient.
It then slowly explained: 「 As a dead person, it is true that I cannot make them dissipate. But I can trap their soul form permanently in my body to struggle, while their powers become mine to use 」
“As a dead person you cannot make a soul dissipate?” Gu Qing Shan instantly asked further: “That is to say, there is a kind of person that is able to devour the entire soul, isn’t there?”
The black cloaked skeleton’s gaze slowly became serious.
This is a very sharp person.
He could tell what’s important, instantly recognizing the heart of the matter as soon as he saw it.
The black cloaked skeleton spoke: 「 That is not important, what is important is that we’ve arrived at the human realm, this is an unprecedented glorious feast 」
“Unprecedented… it’s true that it never happened before, that means something truly did happen to Huang Quan ——then just what is it?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
The black cloaked skeleton softly shook his head and said: 「 I’ll give you two pieces of advice 」
「 Firstly, the living shouldn’t try to pry into Huang Quan’s business, otherwise it will destroy all the faith and hope left that you have 」
“Then the second thing?” Gu Qing Shan asked, but felt a bit regretful.
If the other party has no intention of telling the truth, then he himself have no way to find out the true situation of hell.
「 Secondly, you’re a person with a lot of potential, if you’re willing to become my subordinates, when the Frozen Hell fully descends on the Human Realm, I will judge according to your contributions and turn you into a corresponding powerful dead person 」
Gu Qing Shan smiled and answered: “Just now, you ate your own descendant in front of me, how would I dare to work for you?”
The skeleton answered: 「 It is their glory 」
Gu Qing Shan refuted: “They did not volunteer”
「 A failed descendant has no right to follow me 」
“Why is that?”
The black cloaked skeleton spoke in a low voice: 「 Regardless if the place is the Human Realm or hell, only those that have survived the baptism of the strong devouring the weak can uphold their reign —–what is wrong with that? 」
The black cloaked skeleton squeezed his arm tight from excitement as a grey mist began to flow from his body.
「 I brought the entire Frozen Hell back here, where there are innumerable delectable souls that allows me to become slowly but surely stronger 」
「 As a human, if you follow me, you will definitely receive rewards the likes of which you’ve never seen before! 」
「 Otherwise… 」
The black cloaked skeleton raised the chilling sword in his hand.
A very clear threat.
“Ah? So you really know how to use a sword?” Gu Qing Shan’s eyes glowed.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly felt a surge of excitement.
Could be it Huang Quan have their own type of swordsmanship?
This was something that Gu Qing Shan never knew about before!
He didn’t move at all, but his two swords silently appeared from thin air, hovering on his left and right.
The black cloaked skeleton went silent for a moment, then gloomily declared: 「 Can’t blame others if you yourself want to die 」
He stood up.
The frozen throne instantly turned into an icy mist.
This mist floated there without dissipating, drifting about the icy sword in the black cloaked skeleton’s hand.
「 Have a taste of despair 」
The black cloaked skeleton whispered.
The icy sword let out a sharp ring.
In a single moment, agonizing screams of pain, curses, cries of sorrow, begging, howling, yelling, moaning; all these sounds rang out at the same time.
These sounds filled the air, making those who hear it feels like they’ve been sucked down to hell.
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes went black, as if he was able to be pulled to some terrifying place.
The very next moment, a 7-colored light appeared from his body.
From the air, millions of flower petals and luck beasts descended together with six guardian gods and their weapons manifested as transparent figures.
The six guardian gods circled around Gu Qing Shan then shouted in unison: “Hoh!”
Gu Qing Shan’s spirit shook intensely.
Buddha scriptures have always been the direct counter to evil and malicious spirits, combined with Gu Qing Shan’s own cultivation increasing his spirit energy reserve, the [Great Soul Vessel Protection Secret Technique] was finally starting to show its true worth.
(1) 3 souls and 7 spirits: An old Chinese Daoist concept of the soul, there is no simple way to explain it, so if you want to know more, I suggest you google it. This concept is very important in some Chinese cultivation novels, since you can train the 3 souls and 7 spirits to make yourself stronger. It doesn’t really matter much in this novel though.