Although the venture was very rewarding, Lin Li dared not explore the center of the graveyard. He knew that while there were higher-quality Dragon Soul Herbs there, there were probably also Dracoliches hibernating nearby. Although the death aura spread through the entire dragon graveyard, it was stronger closer to the epicenter. Since the Dracolich was on its own territory, it would obviously sleep wherever it was comfortable.
After obtaining the Dragon Soul Herb, he returned to the dragon graveyard and stared at the dragon skeletons and crystals in front of him. They made him begin to hesitate. He could be careful and gentle with picking herbs, and he reckoned that nothing should go wrong if he were to be careful despite the fact that the dragon skeletons and crystals were large. Most importantly, he could do his best to avoid the epicenter. Anyway, the skeletons and magical crystals around the area were at least of the Legendary level, and even if they were only level-20, they were still treasures.
After making up his mind, Lin Li got ready to continue scouring carefully. However, Ujfalusi began stuttering at this moment. "M-Master, I need your permission for something, and and I also need your help."
Ujfalusi then waited for his reply. Actually, the last thing a servant should do was to trouble his master. However, he needed help for something that he could not manage on his own.
Lin Li glanced at the many dragon skeletons in the dragon graveyard, seemingly having understood Ujfalusis intentions. The Humerus Wyrm was the most important component that decided the strength of a Lichin addition to its own level. The reason why a Legendary-realm Lich was terrifying to others was that facing a Legendary Lich meant facing a Legendary Humerus Wyrm. Therefore, the real strength of a Lich should be derived from himself and the Humerus Wyrm that he had summoned. Ujfalusi probably wanted some skeletons of wyrms in order to strengthen his body.
"Whats the matter? Do you want to change Crimsons body? Dont look at these skeletons anymore. Arent there still those green dragons that Norfeller had sucked dry? They may not be alive anymore, but the bodies are still complete. At least, it could help increase your Crimsons abilities by at least half a level. Its much more durable and useful compared to these skeletons." Of course, it was not that Lin Li could not bear to lose the skeletons, but rather that he wanted to give Ujfalusi a better suggestion.
Lin Li had initially heeded Connoris suggestion and used the corpse of the Crimson Dragon that he had obtained from the underground palace to reshape his Humerus Wyrm, which now was much stronger than before. Although it could not compare to an actual wyrm of the same level, there was definitely a huge difference.
The Humerus Wyrm summoned by Ujfalusi inherited a powerful dragon crystal which was much stronger than Lin Lis Humerus Wyrms. If it were to be reshaped by the complete corpse of the wyrm, there would definitely be a great improvement in strength. An increase by half a level would be an understatement.
Ujfalusi had always been envious of Lin Lis Crimson Dragon, but wyrms were hard to find in this world. The Lich was naturally thrilled to hear Lin Lis promise. If the Humerus Wyrm had flesh, it would really deserve to be called a wyrm.
However, that was not what Ujfalusi wanted. After some hesitation, he said, "Master, I was referring to something else, its about my own power."
Ujfalusi was now at the peak of level-20. To put it nicely, he was a step away from Level-21. However, he might never reach level-21 if he did not find a way to break through the bottleneck. Although he managed to return to the Legendary-realm based on his current experience, it would be much harder to advance further.
Lin Li was aware of Ujfalusis situation too. However, he did not research or have much knowledge about Necromagic; hence, he could not come up with a solution. Although he had had quite a few conversations with Sendros before, Ujfalusi had yet to encounter such a problem at that time. Besides, most of those conversations had consisted of him answering Sendros questions about pharmaceutics and addressing some rumors about Anril.
When Ujfalusi returned to the Legendary-realm and hit the plateau, Lin Li did not have the time to go to the Darkness Shrine to look for Sendros. Upon hearing Ujfalusi saying that he finally had a solution, Lin Li immediately felt interested. Who wouldnt wish to have a strong subordinate? If he had to do everything himself, it would be pointless for him to have servants.
"Tell me, whats the matter?" Lin Li asked curiously.
"Heres the thing, Master. I know of a secret solution that can help me break through the bottleneck now and let me advance to level-21. However, I would need a powerful skeleton and soul." Ujfalusi then glanced at the dragon graveyard which contained dragon skeletons that were undoubtedly the best material.
It turned out he just wanted the skeleton of a wyrm. Lin Li smiled, and said, "Thats easy. There are so many skeletons here. Pick one that you think is suitable, and you may keep it. However, be careful not to get too close to the center, even though the skeletons there may be better."
"Master, I can collect the dragon skeleton on my own, but Ill need your help with collecting the soul," Ujfalusi said with an awkward expression. If it were the soul of another powerful magical beast, it would be no problem for him to collect it with his own ability. However, the soul of a dragon was too powerful, and it would take him a long time even if he could collect it.
Lin Li now had the level-21 Vampire Norfeller as his servant. If Ujfalusi successfully advanced to level-21 too, in addition to the two wyrms that he and Ujfalusi could summon, he would have massively powerful henchmen. The Dark Blade could become the largest force in the Breezy Plains precisely because of their three Legendary leaders. With Lin Lis power, even the Dark Blade would have to be wary of him.
Hence, no matter what, Lin Li had no reason to turn down his request. What was the harm in having better servants? Not to mention, this servant of his had already signed the Soul Contract, and thus would not turn on Lin Li. Moreover, Lin Li did not intend to let go of the dragon souls in the dragon graveyard. Although he did not know Necromagic, there was more than one use to the dragon souls.
After asking how he could help Ujfalusi collect the dragon soul, Lin Li deliberately chose a location that was far away from the center, and then took out Holy Light, one of the pieces of the debris of the stars. Although Lin Li decided to use Holy Light, he did not want to stimulate all of its power, and just wanted to suppress it using his own power instead. Otherwise, the power of the Holy Light alone would be enough to overwhelm all the dragon souls in this graveyard, and it would then be very likely to wake up any sleeping Dracolich.
Lin Li held Holy Light in his hand and suppressed its strength, after which Holy Light emitted a light that was faint and not dazzling. However, under the light, the death aura around it seemed to begin twisting and moving subtly. Those were shadowsthe dragon souls hidden in the death aura. Although they had already lost their sentience, they were still extremely afraid of Holy Light, hence their attempts to escape.
It was said that after the death of the ancient wyrms, all of their remaining spirits and consciousness would be condensed into dragon souls and enter a dragon graveyard hidden somewhere in endless time and space. However, the current dragons were not qualified to enter the real graveyard of ancient dragons. Moreover, due to genetic differences, all of the condensed dragon souls were obviously far inferior to those of the ancient wyrms. Their consciousness was faint too. In fact, it could be said to be a spiritual aggregate without much awareness.
Lin Li gently waved Holy Light to see the dragon souls that could not escape in time. They had lost their mobility, and could only struggle beneath the light. Although Lin Li could not maximize the power of Holy Light with his current abilities, he could manipulate it to his desire. Hence, he was now just restraining the dragon souls without doing any damage to them.
After receiving Lin Lis instructions, Ujfalusi quickly took a step forward and rapidly chanted a spell while suppressing his fear of Holy Light. Finally, a bunch of dragon souls was dragged away from the envelope of Holy Light, flying towards Ujfalusis magic staff. In the blink of an eye, they entered the grayish-white gemstone on the top of the magic staff.
Lin Li naturally wouldnt waste the remaining dragon souls in the beams of light after helping Ujfalusi collect some. He planned to collect the remaining ones for future use in case he needed them after creating Black Front Fortress.
However, at this moment, a massive pressure suddenly descended in the area outside the envelope of light created by the Holy Light. Before Lin Li could react, the beam burst like a bubble under the pressure.
Next, there was an extremely chilly gust of aura flying towards Lin Lis face, making his heart skip a beat. It was the aura of a curse; someone was clearly attacking him.
Lin Li quickly put Holy Light in front of his chest to form a huge shield of light around him, blocking the attack. Lin Li then looked forward and saw that there was a twisted shadow rising slowly from the ground. There seemed to be a person who was shrouded in a magic robe composed of dense dark green fog. It was also emitting powerful magical aura. As the figure appeared, the death aura in the dragon graveyard instantly trembled vigorously, and a chilly aura filled the entire graveyard.
"Damn it, weve alarmed the Dracolich"