"The shopkeeper, come here." Yang Kai waved at him.
He had been watching with cold eyes just now, and he didn't know what was going on, so he wanted to find out. After all, it has something to do with High Heaven Sect.
"What's the guest's order? Want me to serve some wine and food?" The shopkeeper came to Yang Kai and asked with a smile.
"The food and drink are not in a hurry." Yang Kai smiled slightly and glanced suspiciously at the top of the stairs: "Who were those two just now? Why do they come to this restaurant for eating and drinking, instead of paying for them, but also asking you to give saint crystal?"
"This..." The shopkeeper looked stunned, looked around, and found that the guests were drinking and having fun, and didn't mean to pay attention to it, so he lowered his voice and said, "Is the guest coming to Blue Wave City for the first time?"
"Indeed." Yang Kai nodded gently.
"Then you'd better leave early, Blue Wave City is not a place to stay for a long time." The shopkeeper's face was secretive, and he waved his hands again and again after speaking.
"Not the place to stay for a long time?" Yang Kai frowned, "Could it be that something is going to happen here?"
He saw the people coming and going in the city, it seemed quite lively and prosperous, and the situation in the city was calm, and there seemed to be no signs of major events.
"Haha..." The shopkeeper gave a wry smile, "Guests, listen to the old man's persuasion. If you want to leave, hurry up. If you stay here for a long time, you can't leave even if you want to leave."
"What do you mean, ask the shopkeeper to clarify the words." Yang Kai looked at him with scorching eyes, "I heard that this is an affiliate of Battle Sky City, and it is the property of High Heaven Sect. How can anyone dare to be disadvantage this city? ?"
"I can't say it, I can't say it, although the old man has been living well for a few years, he doesn't want to die so early, please do it yourself." The shopkeeper kept shaking his head, his face was ugly, and he turned and left as he said this.
"I'm from High Heaven Sect!" Yang Kai said solemnly.
"What?" The shopkeeper's face changed drastically, and he looked at Yang Kai in amazement.
"Don't be so nervous." Yang Kai chuckled, "I am a disciple of the High Heaven Sect, and the Sect Master order me to came here to make an unannounced visit. If you have something to say, you might as well speak up. I really want to know if there is anyone who dares not to put my High Heaven Sect in their eyes."
"Are you from the High Heaven Sect? Are you really from the High Heaven Sect?" The shopkeeper's expression was agitated, but with some doubts, he approached and asked in a low voice.
"Yes! Don't worry old man. Your words will only be heard by my ears. I will not talk nonsense everywhere." Yang Kai said softly.
The shopkeeper's expression changed, as if he was hesitating. After a long time, he gritted his teeth and sat down opposite Yang Kai.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and poured him a glass of wine. The shopkeeper took a sip. The spirits were bold and simmering emotions. Then he said: "The guests don’t know, I ask you to leave quickly. It’s not that someone wants to be right. The High Heaven Sect is not good, and it's not that Blue Wave City is about to change, it's really not a place for people to stay here."
"Oh? Then ask the old man to tell me in detail what is going on. The kid is grateful." Yang Kai smiled slightly.
"Hey, it's hard to say a word!" The shopkeeper sighed deeply, "Guest, you just saw the behavior of those two people."
"Yes, who are they."
"From the City Lord's Mansion."
"City Lord's Mansion?" Yang Kai was shocked again and again.
"Haha, don’t the guests find it strange? The City Lord’s Mansion is supposed to protect us, but why does it come to the shop to search and exploit the saint crystals?" The shopkeeper's tone was low, "Because that is the tax collected by the City Lord’s Mansion!"
Yang Kai frowned.
"As long as the store is operating in Blue Wave City, at least 70% of the income must be handed over to the City Lord’s Mansion. The remaining three costs are barely enough for various expenses, but those people can’t help looking for all kinds of excuses. The shop is lonely, and cannot resist at all. A few days ago, there was a dead person in the shop." The shopkeeper complained, it seems that because of the drink, he was much more courageous, and his expression became angry when he spoke.
"This is the meaning of City Lord's Mansion?" Yang Kai asked in a low voice.
"Yes! How else would those people have the courage to act like this? Just now those two people came to collect taxes."
"Since there are so many taxes here, why doesn't the old man leave Blue Wave City and make another living?"
The shopkeeper gave a wry smile: "Who can leave? No one can leave! Once the people in the City Lord's Mansion find that there are escapers, they will kill them without pardon. The heads on the walls of the city are all bloody lessons, not only our little shops. The merchants of small business are tied up here, as are all the small families and cultivators who live in the city. The various benefits they obtain from their adventures also have to pay a large part of the tax. Anyone who resists will be targeted. Several small families have been wiped out."
While speaking, the shopkeeper looked at Yang Kai cautiously, and asked softly: "Brother, the little old man dare to ask, isn't this an order from High Heaven Sect?"
"Why would High Heaven Sect give this order?" Yang Kai looked ugly and snorted coldly, "My High Heaven Sect wouldn't do such a thing. Well, what about Battle Sky City? Does Battle Sky City do not care?"
"The old man doesn’t know, but if Battle Sky City is in charge, these things shouldn’t happen. I just don’t know if this is the means of Battle Sky City or City's Lord Mansion. But I have heard that since Battle Sky City change of ownership, taxes have been extremely low, attracting a lot of people to go there, but now it’s overcrowded. Many people are attracted by the name of High Heaven sect, but they can't join it even if they want to, and Battle Sky City Can't get in either, can only retreat and go to places related to High Heaven Sect. Blue Wave City is one of them. Outsiders can’t see the insidious darkness hidden under Blue Wave City, but the old man know it better, so I let You leave early. If you have lived here for a long time and are included in the roster, you will not be able to leave if you want to."
"Interesting!" Yang Kai sneered.
"Brother, since you came here under the order of Sect Master of High Heaven Sect to observe and make secret visits, you should quickly pass the news back. The old man hopes that you will come with the High Heaven Sect soon and remove the malignant tumor in Blue Wave City so that the old man can settle here for the rest of his life!" The shopkeeper looked at Yang Kai with a look of expectation.
"Old mister, don't worry, High Heaven Sect will not sit back and watch this matter." Yang Kai grinned, "Anyway, there are many people here attracted to the name of High Heaven Sect, so how could i let them be bullied? Or else it would really ruin the reputation of my High Heaven Sect."
"Little brother, don't be impulsive." The shopkeeper saw the fierce light flashing in Yang Kai's eyes, and was startled.
"Don't worry, I have my own measure." Yang Kai's eyes were cold.
If it wasn't a coincidence this time, he still didn't know that someone was actually doing these things in the name of High Heaven Sect.
Yang Kai suddenly remembered that on the way back from Blue Wave(Biboyuan), the girl named Fei'er was a little bit hesitant when talking about the situation in Blue Wave City. It turned out that this was the reason.
The rise of High Heaven Sect was too fast, the number of disciples in the sect was scarce, and the foundation was unstable. Now it is time to draw people's hearts, but the situation in Blue Wave City is discrediting High Heaven Sect, and Yang Kai naturally can't just ignore it.
At this moment, there was a loud noise from the street below, and immediately, a wave of energy rose up and down, followed by exclamations and screams.
Yang Kai looked down at the location of the sound source, and a girl in green clothing immediately caught his eye, and couldn't help but sigh.
"Old sir, take the money for the wine and food." Yang Kai dropped a few high-grade saint crystals casually, grabbed a wine jar, and jumped down from the window.
In the middle of the street, in front of a grocery store, three or four young people stood there with an agitated expression, looking at the other two with red eyes.
Behind these young people, a girl in green clothes was supporting an old man. The old man seemed to have suffered a serious injury, his face was pale, and there was blood flowing from the corners of his mouth.
Countless people were watching.
"Second Uncle, are you okay?" The girl in green clothing asked nervously, with a worried look on her face.
"It's okay." The old man shook his head slowly, and uttered two words painfully.
"How can you hit someone?" The green-clothed girl turned her head, and shout to the two cultivators who had acted before.
"Beating people?" One of the burly men laughed when he heard the words, "What's wrong with beating people? Who made this old guy not know his position? I didn't want his life, and was merciful, you little girl doesn't feel grateful for the old man, but you dare to accuse me. Believe it or not, I’ll kill you now!"
"You..." The green-clothed girl's pretty face turned pale. After all, she was not high in strength and young, and she was so intimidated by the other party that she immediately didn't dare to say anything, for fear that the other party would be really angry, and kill her.
"Hmph, the city lord has an order, all the saint crystals obtained from the transaction have to be paid to the city lord mansion, Old man,are you deaf or blind, and dare to secretly trade with others, if not caught by me, I am afraid that I will never thought you will be so bold!"
"Dare to ignore the orders of the City Lord's Mansion, old fellow, you are impatient to die." The other laughed surly.
The old man's face was blue, but he didn't dare to refute the slightest. Although there were many people watching, they didn't dare to make any changes, but when they looked at the old man and the young girl, they showed sympathy.
Blue Wave City’s taxes are so high that almost everyone can barely maintain enough food and clothing, and they can’t escape from this place. So if they get anything out of the adventure, they will find a familiar and reliable store to secretly trade, so that people will not found out, and escape the high taxes.
This phenomenon is already commonplace in Blue Wave City.
This time, the old man and his party were out of luck, they were accidentally bumped into by the people of the City Lord's Mansion, and they suffered a lot.
Taking a deep breath, the old man clasped his fists solemnly and said: "Two adults, it's not that i want to ignore the order of the City Lord's Mansion. Originally, I was going to pay the Saint Crystal after the transaction, but it was too late."
"The old thing said that, i just don't know what to think." The big man obviously wouldn't believe this.
TO BE CONTINUED...