Inside Tiger Roar City’s City Lord’s Mansion, Yang Kai sat at the head of the table, listening to Li Jiao’s report on the recent battle situation, nodding from time to time.
The situation was better than he had expected. He had previously announced that he was going into seclusion and that Tiger Roar City’s two hundred thousand strong army would be temporarily under Li Jiao’s command. Li Jiao had not let down his expectations and, with the previous great victories he had won, had recently led Tiger Roar City’s army out to support the various great cities, making him invincible.
It wasn’t that Li Jiao had great skill, but rather that the number of Emperor Realm in Tiger Roar City’s two hundred thousand strong army was simply too great. With an army of the same size, it was impossible for the Demon Race to be their opponent. Even if the enemy was twice or thrice more number, Tiger Roar City would be able to handle them.
In this way, Yang Kai was completely relieved. Even if Tiger Roar City didn’t have him, as long as the two hundred thousand strong army was united, it would be an unstoppable banner.
“Brother Yang, have you come out of seclusion this time?” After Li Jiao finished reporting the situation, he asked. These past few days had not been easy for him. Although his strength was not bad, and he was also the Palace Master of Fire Dragon Palace, the lives of two hundred thousand people still gave him quite a bit of pressure. The battlefield was constantly changing, and although Tgier Roar City’s army had recently been on the winning side, one mistake could cost the lives of the entire army. At that time, he could not bear such a responsibility, so he naturally hoped that Yang Kai would be able to regain control of the army again.
Yang Kai shook his head, “I just came out to take a look, I have to go back to seclusion.”
Li Jiao immediately showed a look of disappointment.
Yang Kai looked at him and said, “Brother Li, don’t feel pressured. You’ve been doing very well recently, just keep it up. If one day you lose, it won’t be your fault.”
Li Jiao smiled bitterly, “This Li is afraid…”
As they were speaking, Yu Rumeng rushed in with a cold aura and a gloomy expression.
Yang Kai and Li Jiao both looked up and immediately coughed, “Brother Yang, this Li will take his leave first.”
Saying so, he didn’t care if Yang Kai agreed or not and quickly left.
After he left, Yu Rumeng rushed over to Yang Kai and grabbed his collar, gritting her teeth, “You’re actually willing to come back?”
Yang Kai pretended to be calm and asked, “What are you talking about?”
Yu Rumeng snorted, “You said you were in seclusion, but in reality you’re not in Tiger Roar City. Where did you go?”
F*ck, how did this woman know i wasn’t in Tiger Roar City? Could it be that the Heart Seal Secret Technique could sense me? Thinking so, Yang Kai’s face sank as he pushed her hand away and said in a dignified tone, “If you want to talk, just say it. Why are you touching me? What a disgrace!”
Yu Rumeng glanced at him and said, “Why didn’t you say anything when you ran for three months?”
Yang Kai slammed the table in anger, “Who ran for more than three months? Stop talking nonsense, I’ve been cultivating in seclusion in the City Lord’s Mansion!”
Yu Rumeng sneered, “You think I can’t sense your aura? You’re not even in Tiger Roar City! Tell me honestly, where did you go?”
Yang Kai stood up and said, “I can’t argue with you, this King wants to continue cultivating in seclusion. Don’t be noisy, or this King will beat you up!”
Saying so, he stood up and walked towards the back hall with his hands clasped behind his back, disappearing in the blink of an eye.
Yu Rumeng was furious, gritting her teeth as she chased after Yang Kai into the secret room. In the end, Yang Kai couldn’t bear it any longer and ruthlessly spanked her until her eyes filled with tears before throwing her out.
As the secret room closed, the sound of Yu Rumeng cursing could be heard outside the door. She was truly a shrew!
However, this time Yu Rumeng had learned her lesson and actually stood guard at the entrance of the secret room, obviously not wanting to give Yang Kai any opportunity to escape again.
Unexpectedly, Yang Kai really began cultivating in his private room for more than ten days.
Yang Kai had just obtained the Blue Gourd, so he naturally wanted to use this time to refine it. He also knew that Yu Rumeng was standing guard outside the door, so he couldn’t be bothered with her. In any case, he had already told her what he needed to say and what he needed to do, so he had no intention of leaving.
A dozen days passed peacefully.
On this day, while Yang Kai was refining the Blue Gourd, he suddenly felt the world tremble as a great pressure descended from the sky. At the same time, a person’s angry shout resounded throughout the world, “Yang Kai, come out and see me!”
Inside the secret room, Yang Kai suddenly opened his eyes and let out a dazzling light.
Taking a deep breath, Yang Kai put away the Blue Gourd, straightened his clothes, opened the door to his secret room, and strode out.
Outside the door, Yu Rumeng stared at him in confusion, “How did you provoke Iron Blood? Why did he come here?”
She also clearly recognized that the voice just now belonged to the Iron Blood Great Emperor, and from the tone of his voice, it seemed that the Iron Blood Great Emperor had come with ill intentions, otherwise he wouldn’t have acted like this.
Yang Kai couldn’t help rolling his eyes, “If you ask me, who should I ask?”
Yu Rumeng asked, “Didn’t you have a good relationship with Iron Blood's Disciple? Why would he be hostile towards you?”
Yang Kai asked curiously, “Hostility? Is there?”
Yu Rumeng said angrily, “Can’t you feel any hostility?” Her brow furrowed as she grabbed Yang Kai’s arm, “Don’t go out yet, I’ll ask around first.”
The corner of Yang Kai’s mouth twitched as he patted his hand and said, “It’s fine, Lord Iron Blood is one of the ten Great Emperors. Even if I accidentally offended him in some way, he won’t hold it against me. I’ll go ask him about it. If there really is a misunderstanding, I’ll just explain it.”
Yu Rumeng thought about it carefully and felt that it made sense. Even if there was some kind of misunderstanding between Iron Blood and Yang Kai, he wouldn’t have attacked him. Moreover, the war between the two worlds was currently raging and Yang Kai was the flag of Tiger Roar City. With the morale of the two hundred thousand strong army, it was impossible for them to deal with Yang Kai at such a sensitive time.
In the sky above Tiger Roar City, a tall and sturdy figure stood proudly in the air. Everyone looked up, but this figure was hazy and few could clearly see who it was.
However, Lord Iron Blood’s name quickly spread throughout the entire city, and only now did many people realize that this person was one of the ten Great Emperors. Immediately, they showed a look of respect.
A figure flew out from the city and flew towards Iron Blood. It was Li Jiao.
A few dozen meters away, Li Jiao stopped and cupped his fists, “North Region’s Li Jiao from Fire Dragon Palace greets Senior Iron Blood!”
Zhan Wuhen glanced at him coldly and nodded slightly.
Although it was just a glance, it was filled with an unfathomable majesty, causing Li Jiao to break out in a cold sweat as he cautiously asked, “May I ask why Lord Iron Blood has come to Tiger Roar City?”
Zhan Wuhen lightly said, “Tell Yang Kai to come out and see me.”
Li Jiao said, “Palace Master Yang has been in seclusion for some time now and has yet to leave. Tiger Roar City has been fully managed by this Li. If the two worlds war battle is getting closed, I hope that Senior can advise Tiger Roar City, we will go all out.”
Hearing this, Zhan Wuhen said, “This king’s arrival has nothing to do with the matters of the two worlds, it’s just a personal grudge. You won’t be able to help much, just withdraw.”
Hearing this, Li Jiao’s heart sank.
The amount of information that Iron Blood Great Emperor’s words revealed was a bit too much. Personal grievances? What kind of personal grievances did Yang Kai have with the Great Emperor? To actually have the Great Emperor lower himself to come here, this… this… is this a blessing or a curse, it might be a curse that could not be avoided.
Before Li Jiao could ask for an explanation, Zhan Wuhen waved his hand, causing Li Jiao to involuntarily fall to the ground, staggering a few steps back as a large hand supported him from behind.
Li Jiao turned around and showed a shocked expression, “Brother Yang.”
Yang Kai nodded at him.
Li Jiao quickly said, “Brother Yang, be careful with your words!” He didn’t know why Zhan Wuhen had come to find Yang Kai, and why his tone and attitude were so impolite, but in this current situation, there was nothing he could do to help. Even if he wanted to, how could he make an enemy of the Great Emperor? He could only tell Yang Kai to speak properly and not anger Zhan Wuhen.
Yang Kai smiled and took a few steps forward, raising his head and cupping his fists, “Yang Kai greets Sir. I didn’t know Sir would be here, please forgive me for not welcoming you!”
Zhan Wuhen looked down coldly for a moment before saying, “You are indeed guilty!”
As soon as he finished speaking, the entire city went into an uproar.
Although they had long since noticed that the Iron Blood Great Emperor had come with ill intentions, to say such words in front of the two hundred thousand strong army and the hundreds of thousands of residents of Tiger Roar City, Zhan Wuhen had undoubtedly beaten Yang Kai to death with a single blow, causing many of Tiger Roar City’s army to show a look of resentment.
So what if he was a Great Emperor? Could a Great Emperor just casually accuse someone? Everyone had witnessed Yang Kai’s actions these past few days. If it weren’t for him, Tiger Roar City would have been destroyed long ago. If it weren’t for him, Tiger Roar City’s army would definitely have been destroyed. Now that two hundred thousand soldiers had returned and killed countless Demon Race cultivators, it could be said that Yang Kai had contributed greatly to this.
Even though Zhan Wuhen was a Great Emperor who was revered by billions of cultivators in the Star Boundary, his words still caused many people to feel dissatisfied.
Gao Xueting immediately stepped forward and asked with a cold expression, “Sir, may I ask what crime Junior Brother Yang has committed?”
Yang Kai smiled slightly and raised his hand to signal her to calm down. Looking at the figure in the sky, he said, “This Junior does not agree with Sir’s words, please explain!”
Zhan Wuhen said, “I will naturally let you understand. This King will ask you, do you have a Holy Spirit Stone Fire with you?”
Almost everyone in Tiger Roar City knew about the existence of the Embodiment. After all, in the previous battles, the Embodiment had made great contributions and displayed its might in front of everyone. This was undeniable.
Yang Kai immediately nodded, “Yes, there is.”
Zhan Wuhen said in a low voice, “This King will ask you again, what kind of Secret Technique does that Holy Spirit Stone Flame cultivate?”
Yang Kai replied, “The Holy Spirit has its own bloodline inheritance, so it naturally cultivates the Secret Techniques and Secret Arts of the Stone Flame.”
“Nonsense!” Zhan Wuhen shouted, his voice filled with a great majesty that seemed capable of causing the world to collapse.
Yang Kai raised his brow and asked, “Sir, why are you so arbitrary? Everything this Junior says is true.”
Zhan Wuhen shook his head and said, “Yang Kai, on account of your contribution to the city’s defence, this King was not willing to make things difficult for you, but if you insist on being so stubborn, don’t blame this King for not showing mercy. This King will ask you again, honestly answer me, what kind of cultivation method does that Holy Spirit Stone Flame cultivate?”
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