In the main hall of Ful Sky Sect, the sound of singing and dancing filled the air as a group of dancing women dressed in revealing clothes danced around.
In the main hall, a group of Emperor Realm sat in two rows, each of them with a table in front of them. On the table were exquisite fruits and nectar. Above them, Full Sky Sect’s Sect Master Mi Qi and a white-haired old man were sitting side by side, being treated warmly.
The old man was quite old, and his clothes didn’t make him look rich, so even if he was thrown into the crowd, he wouldn’t stand out. There were a few bags hanging from his waist, but no one knew what they contained.
For such an old man to have Mi Qi personally accompany him, and for this old man to sit on the same level as him, it was clear how much Mi Qi valued him.
The Elders and Protectors of Full Sky Sect below also raised their cups to toast.
The old man didn’t refuse any of them, and the rare taste of the nectar flowed down his snow white beard, causing the group of Elders to feel pain in their hearts.
In order to brew these spirit wines, they had spent a great deal of time and effort, even spending a great deal of money on it. They were usually reluctant to drink it, but now that they had taken it out to entertain their guests, the guests were actually wasting it like this. Unfortunately, this old man’s identity was not something they could afford to offend, so even though they were cursing in their hearts, they could only smile apologetically.
As the old man drank his wine, he stared at the enchanting dancers below him with a lecherous look. He even grabbed a handful of grape-like berries and stuffed them into his mouth one by one, completely enjoying himself.
These berries looked extremely beautiful, each one of them like a sparkling blue gem.
Those who were familiar with this fruit knew that although this fruit looked good, it definitely didn’t taste good.
Blue Jade Fruit was a type of Spirit Fruit that could be used to refine Spirit Pills, but it was not very useful. If it was eaten raw, it would be extremely sour and difficult to swallow. Coupled with the difficulty of cultivating it, there were very few such things in the entire Star Boundary.
It wasn’t very useful, and it wasn’t easy to eat or cultivate, so naturally no one was willing to waste their energy.
On the other hand, Full Sky Sect spent a lot of money on Blue Jade Fruit and cultivated a large number of Blue Jade Fruits every year for no other reason than the fact that this old man called Old Tao had a good taste. Everyone had their own preferences, and this Blue Jade Fruit, which was difficult to swallow in the eyes of ordinary people, was the most delicious thing in the world in Old Tao’s eyes. It was unknown why his taste was so unique.
Old Tao’s background was extraordinary, and Mi Qi had inadvertently become acquainted with him. Back then, he had invited him to pay a visit to Full Sky Sect and had occasionally come across Blue Jade Fruit, so Mi Qi naturally fell in favor with him and paid a great price to open up a Blue Jade Fruit Garden in the Medicine Garden. Every year, he would carefully nurture it, and when the harvest came, he would invite this Old Tao to taste it. When he left, he would even pack up all the Blue Jade Fruits.
Over the years, Old Tao had developed a habit of coming to Full Sky Sect for a few days every year to satisfy his cravings. As time passed, their relationship naturally became closer.
When Li Jiao sent a message to Yang Kai that day, Mi Qi immediately sent a message to Old Tao, informing him that the Blue Jade Fruit was about to ripen and asking him to come over. Old Tao immediately agreed and rushed over, immediately serving him good wine and dishes.
Mi Qi admitted that Full Sky Sect was not High Heaven Palace’s opponent. The three Monster Kings were not just for show. After Li Jiao and Him had been tricked by Yang Kai, they had been brooding over it. Now, if he could use Old Tao to escape High Heaven Palace’s suppression, he would be willing to pay any price. The three Monster Kings were indeed extraordinary, but in front of Old Tao, they were still not enough. [TL: little did he know even those 3 MK is nothing to YK lol.]
He enthusiastically offered a toast while sneering in his heart. He couldn’t wait for Yang Kai to deliver himself to him so that he would know that this Full Sky Sect wasn’t something he could casually bully.
At this moment, someone suddenly walked in and whispered something to Mi Qi.
When Mi Qi heard this, his expression changed and he quickly put down the wine cup in his hand and said, “Old Tao, please wait a moment, this Mi will be back soon.”
Old Tao looked at him curiously, “What is it?”
Mi Qi forced a smile, “It’s just a small matter, there’s no need for Old Tao to worry about it, I’ll handle it myself.”
Old Tao threw a Blue Jade Fruit into his mouth and chewed while grinning, revealing his blue teeth, “Brother Mi is treating this old master like an outsider.”
“Of course not,” Mi Qi quickly waved his hand, “Old Tao being able to come to my Full Sky Sect as a guest really brings light to my humble Sect, how could I treat Old Tao as an outsider?”
Old Tao replied, “If this matter is related to your Full Sky Sect’s secrets, it’s fine if Brother Mi doesn’t say anything. If you encounter any trouble, Brother Mi shouldn’t try to hide it. Although this old master doesn’t have much strength, I still have some face. Perhaps I can help Brother Mi resolve it.”
He could also see that Mi Qi’s expression was somewhat strange, obviously having encountered some kind of trouble.
When Mi Qi heard this, he hesitated for a moment, as if he was struggling. After a long time, he sighed and said, “Since Old Tao doesn’t treat this Mi as an outsider, this Mi doesn’t care about exposing my family’s disgrace.” Saying so, he picked up his wine cup and drained it, seemingly trying to drown his sorrows.
“What happened?” Old Tao asked curiously.
Mi Qi sighed, “It’s still that High Heaven Palace.”
Old Tao was stunned for a moment before asking with a strange expression, “Is it that High Heaven Palace that rose not long ago? This old master remembers that High Heaven Palace Master cheated you of many Source Crystals?”
Many years ago, Mi Qi had told him about this matter. At that time, it seemed like he wanted to go to High Heaven Palace to make peace, so that Yang Kai exempted him from those gambling debts, but how could Old Tao so easily become involved in the troubles of others? Although Mi Qi had come to Full Sky Sect every year to taste some Blue Jade Fruit and had treated him well, this was still a small favor, so there was no need for him to offend a top Sect for such a small favor. His background was not small, but he could not afford to provoke all kinds of trouble. Moreover, this was a gambling debt, not something Yang Kai had snatched from Mi Qi.
“I’m ashamed, I’m ashamed!” Mi Qi wore a look of regret.
“What are the High Heaven Palace people doing here?” Old Tao's face twitched slightly, “Are they here to ask for the Source Crystals you owe? If so, this old master would advise you to spend money to avoid disaster.”
Mi Qi cursed in his heart, all the good things he had accumulated over the past few years had been fed to the dogs. As soon as he heard that it was High Heaven Palace, he had been forced to use his wealth to avoid disaster. At such a critical moment, he really couldn’t rely on them, but since he had come this time, no matter what, he had to borrow his tiger skin.
If that wasn’t the case, why would he have invited Old Tao over so enthusiastically? It was because he was waiting for Yang Kai to arrive. Up until now, everything had been going according to plan.
With a sorrowful expression, he said, “Old Tao is right, Mi Qi is not someone who goes back on his word. If he is willing to bet, he will naturally concede. Over the past few years, my Full Sky Sect has been tightening its belt and sending a large number of Source Crystals to High Heaven Palace every year, but that thief Yang seems to be still not satisfied. A few days ago, he actually sent someone to inform this Mi to lead Full Sky Sect to surrender to High Heaven Palace, or else he will trample my Full Sky Sect.”
Li Jiao had indeed said that he should surrender, but he was just spouting nonsense.
Hearing this, Old Tao’s face sank, “This High Heaven Palace is too arrogant.”
“Who says so? Although this Mi is not talented, I am still a Sect Master with a few thousand disciples under my command, so how could I be willing to sell humiliation for glory and live under someone else’s roof? So this Mi immediately refused, begging High Heaven Palace to be magnanimous and spare my Full Sky Sect.”
“What happened?” Old Tao asked.
Mi Qi’s face sank as he said, “Just now, Disciple came to report that High Heaven Palace’s Palace Master Yang Kai brought a dozen or so Emperor Realm to my Full Sky Sect along with more than two hundred Principle Source Stage masters. From the looks of it, he really wants to flatten my Full Sky Sect.”
Old Tao’s eyes twitched, “It can’t be, right?” He didn’t have the mood to throw the Blue Jade Fruit into his mouth, faintly feeling as if he had fallen into some kind of trap. Although he was old, he wasn’t an idiot. Mi Qi had invited him here just in time for High Heaven Palace’s invasion. This was obviously Mi Qi’s plan, he wanted to borrow his strength.
In his heart, he couldn’t help feeling somewhat resentful, thinking to himself, I’m just here to eat some of your fruits every year, why do you have to trick me like this? However, on the surface, he said, “Sect Master Mi, are you thinking too much? This may be a misunderstanding.”
Mi Qi said seriously, “That Yang Thief has already arranged his forces, how could it be a misunderstanding?”
Old Tao threw away the Blue Jade Fruit in his hand and felt it burn his hand as he coughed dryly, “Brother Mi hasn’t even met him yet, so how can you be certain it wasn’t a misunderstanding? Perhaps when we meet, we can have a chat.”
[F*ck your mother!] Mi Qi didn’t think that he would try to shirk from responsibility, but this matter wasn’t something he could force him to do. He couldn’t just say that since he had eaten a lot of Blue Jade Fruits from him every year,and now that he was in trouble, he had to help.
Old Tao continued, “Moreover, Full Sky Sect’s Sect Protection Array is also extremely extraordinary. Even if Palace Master Yang comes here to attack, Brother Mi doesn’t need to worry too much. Whether or not they can break through this Great Formation is another story.”
Mi Qi forced a smile on his face and nodded, “Old Tao’s words are reasonable. Since that’s the case, this Mi will go ask around and hope this is really just a misunderstanding.”
Old Tao immediately said, “Brother Mi should return early.”
Mi Qi’s mouth twitched, but seeing that he really had no intention of going out with him, he understood that the so-called friendship between the two of them wasn’t good enough, so he couldn’t help feeling angry, but he couldn’t turn hostile, so he could only say, “Good, Old Tao, please wait a moment, I’ll go out and take a look.”
Saying so, he flicked his sleeve and walked out, signaling to the Elders and Protectors present at the same time. The group immediately left their seats and followed behind him.
All of a sudden, Old Tao was the only one left in the hall. Looking down at the dancing young girls and the Blue Jade Fruit in front of him, he suddenly felt somewhat bored.
Outside Full Sky Sect’s Sect Protection Array, Yang Kai stood calmly in the air with his hands behind his back. Li Jiao stood next to him, the three Monster Kings behind him, their Monster Qi soaring into the sky, their eyes filled with a fierce light. Behind them were the Emperor Realm and Principle Source Stage masters from Fire Dragon Palace, all of them wearing complex expressions. They hadn’t expected that they would really come to Full Sky Sect to cause trouble.
What was this Palace Master Yang trying to do? Their Palace Master was really strange, actually cooperating with him like this.
Inside the Great Array, a group of Full Sky Sect disciples, whose cultivation wasn’t too high, were shivering as they gathered together for warmth, as if this would give them a greater sense of security.
Facing the terrifying gazes of the three Monster Kings, they were immediately frightened and began sweating profusely.
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