It was obvious that today’s events had impacted him greatly. Originally, he had only come here to ask about the Heavens Devourer Battle Law, but he hadn’t expected that Yang Kai would actually fall into the Demon Path and turn a meritorious official of Star Boundary into a street rat.
If not for this, how could Fu Ling have been able to get close to him with his Great Emperor’s might? And after today, Yang Kai would likely have no place in the Star Boundary.
After venting her anger for a while, Fu Ling finally stopped. Wiping her red eyes, she looked around and smiled sadly, “It’s not fun outside at all.” As she spoke, her figure soared into the sky.
Li Jiao shouted, “Miss Ling, where are you going!”
Fu Ling didn’t respond to him at all. A moment later, a mournful dragon roar came from above the clouds, and a purple light tore through the sky and disappeared. Yang Kai’s fall into the Demon Path seemed to have caused Fu Ling to become somewhat disheartened, so she decided to return home, ignoring the hundreds of thousands of people from Half Dragon City.
A desolate atmosphere enveloped the entire Tiger Roar City, causing everyone’s hearts to be filled with inexplicable emotions.
Zhan Wuhen stood in mid-air, his figure motionless, seemingly waiting for something. Li Jiao, Gao Xueting, and the others didn’t dare to disturb him.
The Space Laws fluctuated wildly as Yang Kai’s figure flickered erratically, as if he was an outlaw.
It wasn’t until they arrived at the South Marsh that they found a place to stop.
After putting Lin Yun’er down, Yang Kai waved his hand and said, “You may leave.”
Lin Yun’er wiped her eyes and suddenly circled around Yang Kai with her hands behind her back, smiling, “Uncle Yang, how was my cooperation?”
The Demonic Qi on Yang Kai’s face roiled as he said in a low voice, “What cooperation? Don’t spout nonsense, if you don’t leave now, I’ll kill you!”
Lin Yun’er pouted, “Master has already told me, do you still want to lie to me?”
Yang Kai glared at her, “Senior Iron Blood told you? What did he tell you?”
Lin Yun’er giggled and said, “Master told me to make a trip to Tiger Roar City when it’s about time so you can take me hostage so you can escape.”
Yang Kai’s mouth twitched, “How come I didn’t know about this!”
Lin Yun’er shrugged, “I don’t know.”
“Didn’t Senior Sister Gao find you?” Yang Kai looked at her suspiciously.
Lin Yun’er said, “That’s right, I’m afraid it’s just a coincidence. I was just about to go to Tiger Roar City when that Big Sister Gao came looking for me. She said that Master was making things difficult for you in Tiger Roar City and wanted me to go over and persuade Master. When I went over with her, you captured me… Didn’t Master tell you to capture me?”
Yang Kai couldn’t help rolling his eyes, “I just felt that it was more reasonable to take you hostage and escape, so… En, it seems that Senior Iron Blood also had such considerations, but he didn’t tell me.”
Lin Yun’er nodded, “Yes, yes. Uncle Yang, what are you doing? Why can’t Yun’er understand?”
Yang Kai smiled bitterly, “If you don’t understand, then don’t think about it. Don’t tell anyone about our conversation just now, just pretend it never happened. When we return, if anyone asks about what happened to you after you were taken hostage by me, just say that I was corrupted by my Demon Heart and that you took the opportunity to escape.”
“En, en, I remember.” Lin Yun’er nodded her head like a chicken pecking on rice before suddenly stretching out a slender jade finger to poke at the Demonic Qi on Yang Kai’s face, “But Uncle Yang’s Qi Deviation is so realistic, is this really Demonic Qi?”
“Don’t touch it!” Yang Kai stepped back and looked around, “Go back, it’s time for me to leave. Tell Senior Iron Blood that I will do my best for what they entrusted me with.”
Finished speaking, Yang Kai flashed and disappeared.
Lin Yun’er stood in place for a while, not knowing where Yang Kai had gone, so she could only return the way she came.
The next day, a streak of light flew over from Tiger Roar City.
Zhan Wuhen, who had been standing in mid-air all this time, suddenly looked up.
The stream of light landed in front of him, revealing Lin Yun’er’s figure. Lin Yun’er’s eyes were red and swollen, as if she had been crying. Even now, she was still sobbing uncontrollably.
Zhan Wuhen quickly asked, “Are you injured?”
Lin Yun’er shook her head and sobbed, “No, but Uncle Yang…”
Zhan Wuhen asked, “Where did he go?”
Lin Yun’er replied, “I don’t know. Halfway there, he suddenly lost his mind and I took the opportunity to run back. I don’t know where he went.”
Zhan Wuhen patted her head, “It’s good that you’re fine, go back and rest.”
Lin Yun’er nodded and walked towards the Space Array in a daze.
Below, Gao Xueting, Li Jiao, and the others all stared at Zhan Wuhen, waiting for him to explain.
Zhan Wuhen didn’t let them wait for too long and soon, his deep voice resounded throughout Tiger Roar City, “High Heaven Palace’s Palace Master, Yang Kai, has fallen into the Demon Path and is now consigned to eternal damnation. This person’s strength is great and his cultivation is profound. If we encounter him in the future, if we have the opportunity, we can kill him to rid the world of evil!”
As soon as these words were spoken, Tiger Roar City was shaken. In just two days, the flag of Tiger Roar City, the morale of the army, had actually become a demon that anyone could kill. Such a change was something no one could adapt to.
However, this was not the end. Zhan Wuhen’s voice once again rang out, “In view of Yang Kai’s despicable actions, all of his disciples are to immediately return to the North Region’s High Heaven Palace and seal their gates. Without my command, they are not to be opened. Anyone who violates this command will be killed without mercy!”
The five thousand High Heaven Palace disciples who had come to support Tiger Roar City all showed looks of anger when they heard this. Zhan Wuhen wanting High Heaven Palace to close its gates with just a single word was a great humiliation to High Heaven Palace.
However, Yang Kai’s previous actions had indeed been criticized. Even if they were angry, the five thousand High Heaven Palace disciples couldn’t say anything, not to mention it was the Great Emperor’s order, who would dare disobey?
Under Zhan Wuhen’s personal supervision, the five thousand High Heaven Palace disciples were separated and teleported back to the North Region’s High Heaven Palace.
“Yang Kai has become a devil!” In a city, Bing Yun summoned Su Yan and the others and said with a solemn expression, “After the battle with Lord Iron Blood, he fell into the Demon Path and took the Iron Blood Disciple Lin Yun’er away from Tiger Roar City.”
Ji Yao was just walking in with a cup of tea when she heard these words. Her hand trembled and the cup fell to the ground, shattering into pieces.
After a moment of silence, she bent down to pick up the broken pieces, but her tender body was still trembling, her head buzzing from Bing Yun’s words, unable to think properly.
Su Yan and the others also looked towards Bing Yun in shock.
“Impossible!” Shan Qingluo was the first to express her disbelief as she frowned, “Where did Senior get this information?”
Bing Yun sighed, “This Queen also feels that this is somewhat impossible, but this news was personally sent by the Iron Blood Great Emperor, and it happened a day ago.”
The blood drained from Su Yan and the others’ faces as Ji Yao, who was picking up the broken pieces, withdrew her hand. Her fingertips had been cut by a sharp piece of porcelain, causing blood to flow out.
She now had the cultivation of a Third-Order Emperor Realm master, but her finger had been cut by a piece of ordinary porcelain, a clear sign of her state of mind.
Standing up slowly, Ji Yao asked, “Master, has this matter been confirmed?”
Bing Yun glanced at her and sighed, “This Queen has sent a message to Li Jiao, and Li Jiao confirmed it. It seems there is no doubt about it.”
“I don’t believe it!” Shan Qingluo’s face was filled with anger, “It must be that old bastard Li Jiao talking nonsense. I’ll go find him right now.” Saying so, Shan Qingluo was about to leave when Su Yan grabbed her arm.
“Big Sister!” Shan Qingluo turned to look at Su Yan.
Su Yan slowly shook her head and whispered, “Did you forget something?”
Shan Qingluo was stunned for a moment before suddenly remembering what Yang Kai had said a while ago. He had said that he was going to the Demon Territory and would use a different method to go there. Could this be the prelude?
That’s right, if they were to head to the Demon Territory, what could be better than the current situation? Entering Qi Deviation and falling into the Demon Path was indeed a good way for the Demon Race to accept them.
Hearing Su Yan’s reminder, Shan Qingluo wore a thoughtful expression.
Ji Yao observed their expression and suddenly seemed to realize something.
No matter what you hear or see, don’t believe it. The words Yang Kai said a few months ago flashed across Ji Yao’s mind as she turned her head to look outside. Are you referring to this situation?
A stifling silence filled the hall as Bing Yun sighed, “Yang Kai’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Senior Iron Blood has ordered everyone from High Heaven Palace to immediately return to the Northern Domain and seal their gates. Those who leave the palace without permission are to be killed without mercy!”
Shan Qingluo angrily said, “All of us are returning to High Heaven Palace? Are they trying to imprison us? What right does he have?”
Bing Yun said, “En, don’t worry too much. Senior Iron Blood’s actions are not directed at High Heaven Palace, but rather a form of protection. It seems Senior Iron Blood is also concerned about Yang Kai’s previous efforts, so he sent you back to the Sect.”
Shan Qingluo sneered, “Then shouldn’t I go thank him?!” Whether Yang Kai’s qi deviation was real or not, this time Yang Kai’s reputation had been tarnished. In the end, it was because of his battle with the Iron Blood Great Emperor that Shan Qingluo had some complaints about Zhan Wuhen.
Su Yan said, “Luo'er, don’t talk so much. Master is right, Lord Iron Blood’s actions are indeed a form of protection for High Heaven Palace’s disciples.”
After Yang Kai’s incident, if High Heaven Palace’s disciples were still wandering about outside, they would definitely be targeted. At that time, a small conflict would become a major conflict, and if any internal strife were to occur, it would only add to High Heaven Palace’s current awkward situation. Letting them return to High Heaven Palace and close their gates was the best way to deal with it.
Since Su Yan had spoken, even if Shan Qingluo was angry, she didn’t dare to say anything, only wearing an unhappy expression.
Bing Yun said, “I will help you inquire about Yang Kai’s situation. Even if he really has gone berserk, there must be a reason behind it, so it’s not impossible for him to correct himself. You know his abilities best, so don’t worry too much. Gather your High Heaven Palace disciples and prepare to leave.”
“Yes!” Su Yan replied before leading Xue Yue and Shan Qingluo away.
“Yao’er…” Bing Yun called out.
“Disciple is here,” Ji Yao replied.
“Go to Tiger Roar City and ask Li Jiao what happened yesterday,” Bing Yun instructed.
“Yes, Disciple will set off now.” Ji Yao had originally wanted to go to Tiger Roar City to ask about it, but now that she had received Bing Yun’s orders, she naturally didn’t want to delay any longer and hurriedly teleported to Tiger Roar City through the Space Array.
TO BE CONTINUED...