Hua Qingsi smiled lightly, “Palace Master worries too much, Ice Heart Valley will definitely not refuse such a good opportunity.”
Yang Kai asked curiously, “What do you mean?”
Hua Qingsi said, “Because Senior Bing Yun has been missing for so many years, Ice Heart Valley has been suppressed by the Asking Passion Sect, so they don’t have many properties and only a few cities under their jurisdiction. It seems that there are only two or three cities, and most of their output comes from the spirit flowers and spirit grasses planted in the valley. In recent years, Ice Heart Valley has also taken in many disciples, so I’m afraid they’re in a tight spot. Now that there are benefits presented to them, how can they refuse?”
Yang Kai stroked his chin and pondered for a moment before saying, “If that’s the case, we can count them in.”
He didn’t know as much about Ice Heart Valley as Hua Qingsi did. Since Hua Qing Si had said so, it must be the truth. If he could really pull Ice Heart Valley onto the war chariot, then the four top Sects of the Northern Domain would join forces and no one in the Northern Domain would dare to block them.
After a while, he came to a decision, “Then count them in.”
Hua Qingsi smiled and said, “There’s no time to lose, I’ll go invite someone over right now.”
Yang Kai nodded and Hua Qingsi immediately flew out.
In less than an hour, he had brought a cold woman into the hall.
Yang Kai’s face immediately turned black as he glanced at Hua Qingsi with some resentment, because she had actually brought Ji Yao with her. Since the two times he had secretly met Ji Yao, Yang Kai had been somewhat afraid of meeting her. On the one hand, his sneaking around gave him a sense of excitement, and on the other hand, he felt ashamed of Su Yan and the others. His heart was filled with suffering, and most importantly, he still couldn’t understand Ji Yao’s intentions.
From beginning to end, she had never discussed this matter with him, seemingly allowing him to do whatever he wanted, but not allowing Yang Kai to succeed too easily, causing Yang Kai to feel like he was being held hostage.
At this moment, Hua Qingsi had brought Ji Yao over, so his mood could only be imagined.
Hua Qingsi had a suspicious look on her face. Just now, she seemed to have noticed that the Palace Master’s expression wasn’t quite right, but she couldn’t care less and cupped her hands, “Palace Master, Elder Ji has arrived.”
Yang Kai squeezed out a smile, “Junior Sister Yao.”
In front of so many people, Ji Yao didn’t show any abnormalities and simply greeted, “Senior Brother Yang.”
Yang Kai coughed lightly and said, “I invited Junior Sister Yao here because I have something to discuss with her. I believe the Great Chief Manager has already discussed this matter with Senior Bing Yun. I wonder what Senior’s attitude is?” If he wanted to drag Ice Heart Valley down with him, Bing Yun’s attitude was the key, otherwise everything would be nonsense.
Ji Yao said lightly, “Master said that Ice Heart Valley was able to survive all those years ago thanks to Senior Brother Yang’s help. Now that Senior Brother Yang has encountered a difficult problem, Ice Heart Valley will naturally help him. If Senior Brother has any requests, Ice Heart Valley will definitely not refuse.”
Yang Kai’s eyes flashed as he smiled and said, “Good, then I’ll have to trouble you.” Looking around, he said, “Since everyone is here, let’s discuss a plan and quickly resolve this matter.”
Since they had decided to do so, there was no need to delay. In any case, the four great Sects had already joined forces and no one in the North Region could resist them, so there was no need for any schemes or plots. All they needed to do was push forward.
The news of association were also quickly released. With High Heaven Palace as the center, they would spread throughout the entire Northern Domain and announce High Heaven Palace’s dominance to the Northern Domain. As for the various great Sects and cities in the Northern Domain, they would have to provide High Heaven Palace with some cultivation resources every year.
After the discussion was settled, Ji Yao, Li Jiao, and Mi Qi immediately returned to their respective Sects to draw their forces.
The next day, in front of High Heaven Palace’s Sect Protection Array, a group of people flew over. On the left was a group of beautiful women. Most of them had extraordinary looks and their auras were different from each other, dazzling the eyes. These people were naturally Ice Heart Valley disciples.
On the right were the people from the Fire Dragon Palace, and behind them were the disciples of Full Sky Sect, each of them numbering over a thousand.
There weren’t many of them, but the ratio of masters among them was extremely terrifying. There were many Emperor Realm and Principle Source Stage cultivators, and even the weakest were Void King Realm.
High Heaven Palace’s forces were in the middle, with the three Monster Kings leading the way. Ye Hen and the other Principle Source Stage masters had also taken action, but the remaining people were not good enough. They were basically all Void King Realms, completely incomparable to the other three.
The disciples who had come from the Star Field were temporarily put in a difficult position, which was why High Heaven Palace’s polarization was so severe. They were both incredibly strong and extremely weak.
Hua Qingsi summoned Li Jiao, Mi Qi, and Ji Yao and spread out a map. On this map, there were many red dots, each of which represented a large city or sect.
After a series of discussions, the several thousand cultivators split up into eight groups, each of which had two disciples and a Principle Source Stage master leading them.
These people’s goal was naturally the locations marked on the map. The only purpose of this trip was to allow these cities and sects to recognize High Heaven Palace’s position as the overlord, and then offer resources to them every year.
Yang Kai had already made his stance clear. If they were sensible, they would not fight, if they weren’t, they would fight, if they couldn’t, they would send a message back, and there would be masters to deal with them. The Emperor Realm masters of the four great Sects were not to be trifled with.
However, most of the places where the teams led by these Principle Source Stage masters were located were easy to deal with, with the Emperor Realm masters leading the teams. With the combined might of these four families, no one would dare act rashly.
Yang Kai also led a group of people towards the top forces of the Northern Region.
Five days later, in the main hall of Myriad Ancestor Sect’s headquarters, Myriad Ancestor Sect’s Sect Master Hua Yu stood in front of the main hall, cupping his hands and sending them off. Only after the group of eight figures had disappeared did he put away his stiff smile and sigh, a sullen expression appearing on his face.
Vice Sect Master Cheng Dahai walked over and asked angrily, “Sect Master, are we really going to give thirty percent of the profits each year to High Heaven Palace?”
“That’s right, with just a few words from that little brat, giving away thirty percent of the benefits we obtained, how would others view my Myriad Ancestor Sect?” An Elder also grit his teeth and shouted.
Hua Yu asked sadly, “Then what do you think we should do?”
“If Sect Master is interested, this subordinate will immediately lead some people to kill him and retrieve that jade slip. At that time, there will be no witnesses, and no one will know it was my Myriad Ancestor Sect's subordinate.”
“That’s right, this brat’s actions have already incurred public wrath. There are countless people in the Northern Domain who want to kill him, who would know it was us who did it.”
“You?” Hua Yu turned to look at the Elders and Protectors around him and shook his head, “You’re not an opponent.”
The Elder who spoke up said, “If we don’t try, how can we know we’re not his opponent? That boy is only a 2nd order Emperor Realm, if we all attack together…”
“There’s no need to try, I’ve already tried,” Hua Yu said sadly.
“Have you tried?” Everyone looked at each other, finally understanding why Hua Yu had brought Yang Kai to the secret room just now. It turned out he wanted to test his ability, or rather… see if there was a chance to capture him. After all, no one was willing to give benefits to others for no reason.
“What was the result?” Everyone looked towards Hua Yu expectantly.
“Absolutely not an opponent at all,” Hua Yu smiled bitterly.
The Elder said, “Sect Master, why do you need to praise others to diminish your own prestige? You’re also a 2nd order Emperor Realm, so you shouldn’t be much weaker than him, right?”
Hua Yu said, “It’s precisely because everyone’s cultivation is about the same that I agreed so readily. He allowed me to attack ten times, but he just stood there motionless. I couldn’t even touch his clothes.”
“What?” Everyone was shocked, wondering if they had heard wrong.
Both of them were at the 2nd order Emperor Realm, yet the Sect Master couldn’t even touch his clothes while standing still? What kind of concept was this? In other words, Yang Kai was able to block the Sect Master’s attack with just his Emperor Qi?
“He only used a casual strike to capture this old master,” Hua Yu threw out another heavy bomb, causing everyone to feel dizzy and sigh, “With such methods, how can my Myriad Ancestor Sect resist? If we don’t act according to his wishes today, my Myriad Ancestor Sect’s ten thousand years of foundation will be destroyed.”
“He dares!” Cheng Dahai roared.
Hua Yu glanced at him and said, “He probably really dares. If the four top Sects join forces to destroy my Myriad Ancestor Sect, what will we use to resist them? He really lives up to his reputation. A few days ago, I heard that Full Sky Sect submitted to High Heaven Palace, I thought someone was spreading false rumors, but now it seems he wasn’t lying.”
Everyone fell silent, their faces filled with despair.
If they were to hand over thirty percent of their income each year, it would mean that they would lose thirty percent of their income each year. No one would be happy about that.
The progress of this matter was somewhat unexpected. Yang Kai led a group of people to the Northern Domain and brought with him the prestige of Full Sky Sect’s submission. The places he went to didn’t require much effort to obtain thirty percent of the various Sects’ profits each year, so no one dared to resist. At most, they would secretly test Yang Kai’s abilities like Myriad Ancestor Sect to find a way out.
Yang Kai didn’t just focus on running. Whenever he encountered a suitable place, he would set up a Space Array and connect it to High Heaven Palace. In this way, if there was anyone who didn’t fulfill their promise in the future, High Heaven Palace could come and teach them a lesson at any time.
In the North Region, as long as there were cities, sects, or places where families were stationed, they would have to pay thirty percent of their profits. One or two families 30 percent might not be much, but thirty percent of the entire North Region’s achievements were quite terrifying.
In other words, even if High Heaven Palace didn’t do anything in the future, they would still be able to obtain thirty percent of the North Region’s benefits. Not to mention, with the connections of these cities’ Sects and Families, they would be able to collect a large number of specialties from the North Region and increase the trade between High Heaven Palace and the South Region. The goods collected from the South Region could also be sold throughout the entire North Region, and the difference in price they could earn was also quite high.
After busying himself for more than twenty days, Yang Kai returned to High Heaven Palace via a Space Array. He had managed to gnaw through several difficult bones in the North Region. The only reason he had been able to succeed so smoothly was because the news of Full Sky Sect’s surrender had spread far and wide. Even Full Sky Sect had submitted, so what other choice did they have? The second reason was that this operation had been jointly carried out by the four great Sects and no one dared to resist.
TO BE CONTINUED...