The group of Monster Kings all shook their heads, none of them knowing why they had gathered here. All of them had been summoned here by their respective Holy Venerable, so although they didn’t understand, one thing was certain, it was definitely related to Yang Kai, otherwise he wouldn’t have appeared here.
However, Yang Kai just sat there, enjoying Du Mi’er’s service, not moving at all, so it wasn’t appropriate for them to disturb him. The Monster Kings all recognized him and knew what kind of power he had behind him, so they naturally wouldn’t go looking for trouble.
Time passed slowly as Monster Kings arrived one after another.
In less than four hours, all twenty-nine Monster Kings had gathered.
Luan Feng, Cang Gou, and Fan Wu also appeared. Seeing the three of them, the Monster Kings all bowed.
Yang Kai also finally opened his eyes, a sharp light flashing across them. It had to be said that although Du Mier’s actions were a bit frivolous, she was indeed very good at serving others. She was a Flower Monster in human form and seemed to have her own innate ability, allowing him to relax.
“Is everyone here?” Yang Kai looked around.
Fan Wu’s expression was somewhat unsightly. Although he had roughly heard about what had happened from Luan Feng, Yang Kai’s actions made him feel somewhat uncomfortable. The Wild Ancient Land was the Monster Race’s territory after all, so when had it ever been a human’s turn to take charge? After a moment of silence, he nodded and said, “Everyone is here.”
“Then let’s go.” Yang Kai stood up and took the lead to head towards the Stone Puppet Clan’s residence.
The twenty-nine Monster Kings stared at the three Holy Venerable. With things having come to this, what else could Fan Wu and the others say? All they could do was raise their hands, and in an instant, several figures soared into the sky and followed closely behind Yang Kai.
Fan Wu and the other two were the first to arrive, standing shoulder to shoulder with Yang Kai.
Yang Kai took the initiative to speak, “The three of you have a deep understanding of righteousness. This time, you will assist me with all your might. This Yang will remember this and will definitely repay you in the future.”
Luan Feng coldly snorted, “You didn’t have such an attitude before.” She still bore a grudge against Yang Kai’s arrogant and condescending attitude. If he had such an attitude earlier, it would have been much easier.
Yang Kai turned to glare at her, “You still have the cheek to say that?”
“What’s wrong? I can’t even say anything,” Luan Feng also lost her temper and glared back at Yang Kai, not showing any weakness.
Yang Kai said, “If you hadn’t destroyed my Space Array back then, would you have needed to travel like this? I could have directly passed through your Phoenix Gathering Palace and arrived at my destination, but now, it’ll take at least two hours to travel. If this delays the matters, I’ll deal with you.”
Hearing him mention what had happened in the past, Luan Feng blinked and felt a little guilty. After all, destroying the Space Array was a fact, but who would have thought that he would be in such a hurry today? Turning her head, she asked, “Why are you shouting at me? I didn’t know today would happen.”
“Alright, now that things have reached this point, there’s no point arguing,” Fan Wu jumped out to smooth things over. No matter what, the Wild Ancient Land didn’t want to fall out with Yang Kai, so what needed to be maintained was still maintained. “Little Brother Yang, please tell us what happened.”
Luan Feng had only told them that Yang Kai wanted to conscript all the high-level forces in the Wild Ancient Land, but it seemed to be related to the Demon Race, so she hadn’t been able to explain it clearly. Now that they had decided to take action, they naturally wanted to inquire about the situation.
Hearing this, Yang Kai couldn’t be bothered to argue with Luan Feng. After a moment of silence, he said, “More than ten years ago, I was invited to explore an ancient cave in the Southern Swamp…”
In any case, there was still some time on the road, so Yang Kai quickly explained what had happened in the Ancient Cave Cave Abode more than ten years ago and then talked about the Southern Domain Martial Meeting.
When they heard that the Demonic Consciousness had awakened and that the Southern Domain had encountered a Demon Tribulation, the three of them were shocked. When they heard that the Southern Domain’s Plain Palace's Palace Master had actually been possessed by the Demonic Consciousness and had set up a scheme to deal with the several hundred Emperor Realm masters and tens of thousands of elite disciples of the Southern Domain, all of their expressions changed and they glanced at each other, all of them feeling the seriousness of the situation.
“Does that mean that the several hundred Emperor Realm masters of the Southern Domain are still trapped in the Plain Palace?”
“It was like this when I left. If the Spirit Array is not broken, they wouldn’t have been able to escape. I don’t know what the situation inside is like.”
Cang Gou rubbed his chin and said, “Several hundred Emperor Realm masters… I wonder how many of them haven’t been corroded by Demonic Qi.”
Since Yang Kai had been attacked by more than a dozen Demon Emperor Realm masters, he was certain that there were more than a dozen people who had fallen into the Demonic Path. After all, the Martial Meeting had been going on for a month. If the Plain Palace had planned this beforehand, they would have been able to erode more people with their Demonic Qi. Normally, they wouldn’t be able to hide anything, but once they attacked, they would be able to cause massive damage and infect more people with their Demonic Qi. If this cycle continued, it was likely that everyone would become a Demon.
“I hope the situation isn’t too gloomy,” Cang Gou sighed.
Luan Feng frowned, “Since the Plain Palace has been planning this for a long time, why would they lead you out to assassinate you? Isn’t this just shooting their own foot?”
Yang Kai coldly replied, “Perhaps they didn’t expect that they wouldn’t be able to kill me.” In fact, this was indeed the case. Thinking back to the previous ambush, Yang Kai still felt some lingering fear. If it weren’t for the assassin not knowing his background and his half-dragon body, he would have died long ago.
Luan Feng shook her head and said, “What I mean is, why don’t they just leave you in the Plain Palace and let you sink into the mud? There’s no need to do this.”
Cang Gou said, “It shouldn’t be a secret that Little Brother Yang possesses a Space Ability. I’m guessing they’re afraid he’ll notice something is wrong and run away. It’s safer to kill him first.”
Luan Feng nodded slightly in agreement.
Fan Wu suddenly exclaimed, “Those demons really played a big game.”
“What do you mean?” Yang Kai looked at him suspiciously, not knowing why he suddenly sighed.
Fan Wu said, “Think about it, if you hadn’t been lucky enough to escape the assassination attempt, what would have happened to Plain Palace?”
Yang Kai frowned and pondered for a moment, “The worst case scenario is that everyone who is alive becomes a demon.”
“That’s right!” Fan Wu clapped his hands, “If these people return to their respective Sects and quietly act…”
Yang Kai followed his words and was shocked, “The Southern Domain is in danger!”
Fan Wu said, “At that time, the entire Southern Domain will be the territory of those Demon Race masters. Even if a Great Emperor were to take action, it would be difficult to change the situation.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s heart jumped as he realized that Fan Wu’s guess might really have been the plan of the Plain Palace. If he hadn’t luckily avoided the assassination and leaked the news, who would have known about the chaos inside the Plain Palace?
Cang Gou said, “Since that Plain Palace dares to attack the entire Southern Domain, they must have gathered a large number of demons. With just us…”
Yang Kai said in a low voice, “Don’t worry, it’s not just you. I’ve also invited someone else. This time, I won’t let any of these demons escape from the Plain Palace.”
“Someone else!” Cang Gou glanced over at Yang Kai and saw that he didn’t want to say anything, so he didn’t ask any further. He was afraid that Yang Kai’s anger would attack his heart and he wouldn’t have a plan. Since he had a plan, there was no need to worry about it.
Yang Kai said, “In any case, when you fight against those Demon Race masters, you must be careful not to be corroded by the Demonic Qi, and you must also be on guard against the possession of those Demonic Consciousnesses. I’ve seen people who were possessed by Demonic Consciousnesses with my own eyes. Before, there was no sign of them, but after they were possessed, there was nothing unusual about them, making them extremely mysterious.”
“We understand.” Fan Wu nodded.
The few of them didn’t try to suppress their voices, so the Monster Kings behind them naturally heard what they were saying. This was also Yang Kai’s intention. When they heard that he was going to fight someone who was being corroded by Demonic Qi, all of the Monster Kings were shocked. This was something they had never experienced before, and they didn’t know if it was Demon Qi or Monster Qi that was stronger. In any case, this was a good opportunity to show off. Once Yang Kai took a liking to someone, would they be afraid of not becoming a Holy Spirit in the future?
Luan Feng didn’t even tell them about Yang Kai’s previous promise, not because she was afraid Yang Kai would go back on his word, but because if she did, wouldn’t the Monster Kings be deeply grateful to Yang Kai, shaking the foundation of the three Holy Venerable's rule in the Wild Ancient Land?
After flying for less than an hour, the group arrived at the Stone Puppet Clan’s residence. The Elder did not leave and instead stood with the Wood Spirit Patriarch Mu Na.
Seeing the three Holy Venerable and the twenty-nine Monster Kings descend from the sky, they couldn’t help exchanging a glance, secretly sighing. He had long known that Yang Kai’s prestige amongst the Wild Ancient Land’s Monster Race was not small, but he hadn’t expected it to be so great. He had completely recruit the Wild Ancient Land’s upper echelons.
When the two sides met, the Elders and the Three Holy Venerable exchanged a few words before Yang Kai led them into the Space Array. When the light flashed, they arrived at the mountain peak.
The eight Stone Puppets had already arrived and were standing guard around the Spirit Array. When they saw the Spirit Array move, they all turned to look.
The three Holy Venerable and the twenty-nine Monster Kings appeared one after another, all of them staring at each other, quickly dividing themselves into two groups. The relationship between the Stone Puppet and the Wild Ancient Land Monster Race had always been somewhat strained, but it was only because of Yang Kai that it has eased a bit.
After sending the Wild Ancient Land’s Monster Beasts to their destination, Yang Kai asked them to wait for a moment before turning around and stepping into the Space Array.
High Heaven Palace, in the great hall where the Space Array was located, there were nearly two hundred Emperor Realm gathered here, some of them gathered in groups of three or five, some of them watching coldly from the sidelines. As time passed, their impatience gradually spread.
If it weren’t for the masters of the four top forces eyeing them covetously, it was likely that these Emperor Realm from the various Sects would have already been thrown into chaos. They had received orders from High Heaven Palace to come here, but for some unknown reason, even if they asked Great Chief Manager Hua Qingsi, they wouldn’t be able to obtain an answer. This naturally made them feel uneasy, always suspecting that High Heaven Palace had secretly raised their butcher’s knife to kill them.
But what benefits would this bring to High Heaven Palace?
Ying Fei, Xie Wuwei, and Xi Lei stood in a triangular formation, their Monster Qi soaring into the sky as they coldly observed their surroundings. Anyone who made eye contact with them would avoid them, not daring to act rashly.
Hua Qingsi, Bian Yuqing, Ye Hen, Nanmen Dajun, and the people from Ice Heart Valley were gathered together. Five Emperor Realm had come from Ice Heart Valley, with Ji Yao leading them, her face cold and aloof.
The people from Fire Dragon Palace and Full Sky Sect were also gathered here. The four great Sects, with the exception of two or three Emperor Realm guarding the Sect, had all gathered here. Li Jiao and Mi Qi were also at a loss as to what Yang Kai was doing.
TO BE CONTINUED...