The City Lord’s Mansion was located in the center of Tiger Roar City. This city was slightly smaller than the Human Emperor City, but it wasn’t much smaller. A rough estimate of its population was around two to three hundred thousand.
Yang Kai followed the cultivator who was leading the way and arrived at the City Lord’s Mansion. As soon as he arrived, he sensed a few familiar auras and smiled.
Entering the City Lord’s Mansion, he saw a few familiar faces.
Li Jiao was the first to greet him and cupped his fists, “Brother Yang!”
Gao Xueting nodded slightly towards him while Chi Gui also grinned, “Since Brother Yang has come, this place will be free of worries. I can finally sleep peacefully tonight.”
The small Tiger Roar City was actually a gathering of the Emperor Realm masters from the three Star Boundary's domain. In addition to the three of them, there were also three other Emperor Realm. One was a Second-Order Emperor Realm while the other two were First-Order. However, Yang Kai didn’t recognize them. From the way they were dressed, they should be the native cultivators of the Western Regions, most likely the original masters of Tiger Roar City.
Yang Kai smiled and nodded, exchanging greetings with the three of them before turning his attention to the three unfamiliar Emperor Realm and asking, “These are…”
Li Jiao quickly pointed to the Second-Order Emperor Realm and said, “This is Tiger Roar City's City Lord Lin Tong.” He then pointed to the other two and said, “These two are Tiger Roar City's Vice City Lord Wu Zijin and Ma Yin.”
Afterwards, he introduced the three of them, “This is the High Heaven Palace’s Palace Master Yang I mentioned before.”
The three of them wore solemn expressions and cupped their fists, “Greetings, Palace Master Yang.”
In the world of martial arts, strength reigned supreme. Among all the people present, the three people from Tiger Roar City weren’t the strongest. Even Li Jiao, a Third-Order Emperor Realm master, was polite to Yang Kai, so how could the three of them dare to be negligent? Not to mention, the three of them had heard Li Jiao speak highly of Yang Kai more than once, so the reputation was well-deserved. Especially now that Tiger Roar City was surrounded by the Demon Race’s army, having an additional Emperor Realm master would give them more strength to protect themselves.
Among these three people, City Lord Lin Tong and Vice City Lord Wu Zijin were male, while the other Vice City Lord Ma Yin was female. She had the unique appearance of a cultivator from the Western Regions, a tall nose, big eyes, and a tall figure. Her long hair was tied into a ponytail, and she wore a tight-fitting dress that made her waist and hips even more eye-catching. Coupled with her exotic appearance and her Emperor Realm cultivation, it was easy for her to arouse a desire to conquer in people.
Yang Kai cupped his hands in greeting and turned to Li Jiao, “Why are you here?”
Li Jiao let out a long sigh, “It’s a long story.”
“What’s going on?” Yang Kai frowned, “On my way here, I discovered that the Demon Land’s surface area has greatly expanded. Could it be that the Great Emperors were unable to contain the situation? What is the current state of the Western Regions?”
Gao Xueting replied, “Half of the Western Region has already fallen, but the Demon Race is still constantly encroaching on its territory.”
Yang Kai was shocked, “How?”
Li Jiao said, “The Great Emperors have retreated, and the Demon Race has come aggressively. They have long planned this, so we can only fight and retreat.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Why would the Great Emperors withdraw?”
Li Jiao shook his head and said, “I’m not too sure, but I heard that the Great Emperors had a secret meeting with the Demon Saints from the Demon Territory. It seems that they were discussing whether or not both sides would take action, only the Great Emperors and Demon Saints would not fight, so I’m afraid the Great Emperors won’t be able to help us much in the war between the two worlds.”
Yang Kai frowned.
Gao Xueting replied, “The Great Emperors had no other choice. If they were to really fight with those Demon Saints, the situation would only become worse. Right now, the strongest forces on both sides are being restricted, so it’s the best.” Although her cultivation wasn’t as high as Li Jiao’s, she understood more about him.
Great Emperors and Demon Saints were existences on the same level. Once a fight broke out, it would definitely cause unimaginable damage to the Star Boundary. Perhaps the shockwaves from the battle would cause countless casualties to the lower echelons of both sides.
On top of that, if the Demon Saint really went to the depths of the Star Boundary to commit crimes, the Great Emperors would not be able to stop him.
Now that everyone had decided not to take action, this was indeed the best situation because it would be beneficial to the Star Boundary.
After understanding this point, Yang Kai’s expression relaxed slightly and he said in a low voice, “It’s not difficult to understand why the Great Emperors are willing to do so, but why would the Demon Saint agree to this? This is equivalent to tying one’s hands and feet.”
Gao Xueting replied, “The Demon Saints aren’t confident they can win against the various Great Emperors, not to mention that they already view the Star Boundary as their own territory, so they naturally aren’t willing to destroy it.”
“A wolf’s ambition!” Yang Kai coldly snorted, pausing for a moment before continuing, “So now we can only rely on ourselves?”
“That’s right,” Gao Xueting nodded, “Moreover, because too many of the Western Region’s territories have been occupied, the front line has been stretched. The Three Region’s reinforcements have all dispersed, so this place is now under our command.”
Yang Kai understood. Before, he had been wondering why the three of them were here, but now it seemed that they had no choice. The battlefront had been stretched, so the three regions’ reinforcements naturally had to split up to deal with them. Although gathering together was powerful, it couldn’t stop the movements of the Demon Race.
Pondering for a moment, Yang Kai said, “When i came here, I saw that the Demon Race’s army was stationed a hundred kilometers away. There were at least three to four hundred thousand of them, so how could Tiger Roar City possibly resist?”
Li Jiao smiled bitterly and said, “Relying on the power of the Great Array and the strength of the entire city, as well as the reinforcements that the three of us have brought, it should be fifty-fifty.”
It wasn’t that he wanted to boost the morale of others, but rather that the Demon Race’s army was simply too large. Tiger Roar City only had a few hundred thousand people, but not everyone could fight against the Demon Race. A large number of people didn’t have any combat strength to speak of and weren’t even qualified to act as cannon fodder.
“How many people can we use here?” Yang Kai asked.
“It’s only fifty thousand.”
Fifty thousand versus three to four hundred thousand was indeed a huge disparity. Yang Kai could indeed arrange a Space Array, but in this current situation, it was unlikely he would be able to get any reinforcements from other places. Tiger Roar City was like this, and the situation in other places should not be optimistic.
“How many Emperor Realm do we have?” Yang Kai asked again.
Li Jiao said, “Besides us, there are four others in the city.”
Yang Kai nodded. In other words, there were a total of eleven Empero Realm in the city, and their high-end combat strength shouldn’t be much weaker than the Demon Race’s. Although there were three or four hundred thousand Demon Race cultivators, there shouldn’t be too many Demon Kings, so it wasn’t impossible to fight them.
What’s more, although he seemed to be alone, in reality, all the masters in Human Emperor City were in the Mysterious Small World.
The Vice City Lord Wu Zijin suddenly spoke up, “Everyone, Tiger Roar City may not be able to survive, shouldn’t we make some preparations?”
Everyone turned to look and Yang Kai asked, “Does Brother Wu have a brilliant plan?”
Wu Zijin smiled faintly and said, “I wouldn’t dare. It’s just that the Demon Race here and the people in Tiger Roar City is scared, if this city was really destroyed, the several hundred thousand people in the city would have no way to survive. What this Wu means is that we can arrange for them to leave as soon as possible so that they won’t be slaughtered by the Demon Race.”
Li Jiao frowned and said, “Brother Wu, we haven’t even fought yet, the Demon Race is still a hundred kilometers away, how can you act as if we’ve already lost? Before, our chances of winning were fifty-fifty, but now that Brother Yang is here, our chances of winning are 80-20. Let alone hundreds of thousands of Demon Race, what about a million?”
He was a bit annoyed. He and his group had rushed over from the Three Regions of the East, North, and South to assist the Western Regions, alleviating the situation in the Western Regions and preventing the invasion of the Demon Race. He hadn’t even said anything about his helpers, but Wu Zijin, the Vice City Lord of Tiger Roar City, had become timid before even fighting, which naturally annoyed him.
If it was really as Wu Zijin had said, then his own forces would definitely be thrown into chaos first. At that time, whoever he arranged to evacuate or stay behind to defend the enemy would definitely be in trouble. If the Demon Race didn’t attack, then his side would have internal strife.
Wu Zijin quickly said, “Sir Li, please don’t be angry, I was just casually saying it. If Sir Li thinks it’s inappropriate, please take it as a joke.”
Li Jiao coldly snorted, “Don’t make such jokes.”
Wu Zijin wore an embarrassed expression and didn’t say anything else.
On the other hand, Ma Yin’s beautiful eyes flashed a few more times as she stared at Yang Kai, seemingly not having expected Li Jiao to hold Yang Kai in such high esteem! The fifty-fifty situation had become 80-20 because of the arrival of a single person. Was this… possible?
Seeing that the atmosphere wasn’t right, City Lord Lin Tong quickly stepped forward to smooth things over, “The Demon Race hasn’t arrived yet, so this old master thinks it’s best to temporarily monitor the movements over there. If they really take action, we’ll just have to deal with them as they come.”
Li Jiao nodded, “City Lord Lin is right.”
Gao Xueting looked at Yang Kai and said, “If we can get some more reinforcements, that would be even better. With our current strength, it will be quite difficult for us to fight against the Demon Race.”
Yang Kai nodded, “I’ll handle this matter.”
Even if Gao Xueting didn’t mention this matter, Yang Kai planned to try it out. It was naturally best if he could get reinforcements, but if he couldn’t, there was nothing he could do about it. Moreover, he had to make arrangements for the Great Wizard he brought back. Since he had brought them back, he naturally had to put in some effort. However, there were still twenty or thirty people from the Royal Family, four or five of whom were Great Wizard, so he couldn’t arrange them all in Tiger Roar City. He alone was enough.
Making a new Space Spirit Bead, Yang Kai handed it to Gao Xueting and said, “If there are any movements from the Demon Race, inform me immediately.”
“Understood,” Gao Xueting nodded seriously and wore the Space Spirit Bead on her wrist.
Yang Kai’s figure flashed and disappeared.
This amazing method left Lin Tong and the others dumbfounded…
More than a hundred thousand kilometers away, outside another city, Yang Kai suddenly appeared. Before he could react, a violent force swept over him, causing him to feel like he was floating on water, unable to control himself.
Yang Kai turned pale with fright. Although this power was not comparable to a Great Emperor’s, it was at least at the Pseudo Emperor Realm.
He hurriedly circulated his Emperor Qi and sent out a palm strike.
With a loud bang, a surge of energy surged out and sent him flying a thousand meters away. It took him a great deal of effort to stabilize his body, but now his palm was aching.
Looking up, a burly figure had already rushed over. It was a Demon Race man who looked like an iron tower. The aura he exuded was several times stronger than the Demon King’s, and his eyes were filled with anger and ferocity.
A Pseudo Emperor Demon Race? Yang Kai was dumbfounded.
TO BE CONTINUED...