On the city palace’s square, more than forty Demon Kings were gathered, led by Lao Ke, Ke Sen, and He Yin.
Behind these Demon Kings were thousands of Demon Chief Commander and tens of thousands of Demon Commander.
Although there were many of them, the square remained silent and the atmosphere was solemn.
The three High-Rank Demon Kings’ eyes met, each of them seeing the doubt in the other’s eyes. They didn’t know why this new Great King had called them here, but they all had a feeling that something big was about to happen.
Yang Kai stood in front of the group of Demon Kings and indifferently swept his eyes over them before saying, “This King has only been here for two days, but a great treasure has been lost. The atmosphere of Cloud Shadow City is truly painful!”
The eyes of Lao Ke, who was sitting in the middle, twitched when he heard this. He was the commander of Cloud Shadow City and was responsible for managing everything in Cloud Shadow City. If Yang Kai had really lost something, it would definitely have something to do with him. Moreover, looking at how Yang Kai had mobilized so many people, it seemed that the thing he had lost was really quite valuable. Suddenly, he felt a little uneasy. If he didn’t handle this matter properly today, he was afraid he would suffer.
Immediately, he stepped forward and cupped his fists, “Great King, may I ask what you lost and when you lost it? This subordinate is willing to personally lead a team to investigate this matter and give Great King an explanation.”
Yang Kai raised his hand and said, “There’s no need for that. Vice Commander has already investigated the whereabouts of that thief, but that thief’s strength is not to be underestimated and he has quite a number of people with him. Today, we gathered all of you here to capture this thief and suppress the winds of my Cloud Shadow City.”
Hearing this, Lao Ke couldn’t help glancing over at Bo Ya, only to see this woman lower her head, the uneasiness in his heart growing stronger.
He knew that during these past two days, this new Vice-Commander had been trying her best to compete with him for power, but he had lost the ambition he had when he was young. Coupled with the fact that Bo Ya was perfectly justifiable, he was willing to let her do as she pleased. However, she only had half of the authority, while the other half was firmly in his hands. Just because he didn’t have any ambition didn’t mean he didn’t have the heart to protect himself.
But… when did this Vice Commander go to inquire about such news? Why hadn’t he heard anything about it?
Not only was he puzzled, but Bo Ya was also cursing in her heart. She naturally knew what Yang Kai’s intentions were. Losing a precious treasure and capturing a thief was not a bad excuse, but although there were many people here and many masters, could they really help him? Suddenly, she felt that Yang Kai was too naive, using a chicken feather as a token of authority. If things went wrong tonight, he would suffer greatly.
She secretly made up her mind that if the situation was really bad, she would absolutely not care about Yang Kai’s life or death, find an opportunity to snatch the Soul Puppet and escape.
On the other side, Yang Kai continued, “This King will personally lead this operation. All of you must obey his orders. Where is the Vice Commander?”
Bo Ya’s mouth twitched as she stepped forward, “This subordinate is here.”
“Keep an eye on them. If anyone dares to disobey, kill them!” Yang Kai coldly swept his eyes over the demons in front of him.
Bo Ya braced herself and said, “Yes!”
“Good,” Yang Kai nodded with satisfaction and waved his hand, “Let’s go!”
As soon as he finished speaking, he was the first to soar into the sky, followed closely by Bo Ya. The three High-Rank Demon Kings glanced at each other before hurriedly calling out to their subordinates to follow. In an instant, over ten thousand figures flew over the city palace.
Although the sky was dark, Cloud Shadow City was still bustling with noise and excitement. With the cover of the night, although there were many people, no one made a sound.
At the very front, Yang Kai’s expression was calm and indifferent, but Bo Ya’s eyes were filled with anxiety, as if she was searching for a way to retreat.
Behind the two of them, the three High-Rank Demon Kings’ Divine Senses quietly surged, obviously communicating with each other.
Even if Yang Kai noticed this, he couldn’t be bothered to pay it any mind. These three fellows were obviously trying to guess his intentions, but it seemed they would soon find out.
In fact, this was indeed the case. A moment later, He Yin suddenly sent a voice transmission, “Is our Great King going to deal with Lie Kuang?”
Both Lao Ke and Ke Sen were startled and turned to look at her. Ke Sen asked, “What did you see?”
Yang Kai’s so-called treasure being lost and capturing the thief was definitely a ruse. They weren’t fools, so how could they not see it? Even if there was a treasure, it would be stored in a Space Ring, so how could it have been stolen for no reason? Lao Ke and the others had thought that Yang Kai wanted to use this opportunity to punish them for establishing his authority, but later they realized it wasn’t the case.
However, if he were willing to mobilize such a large force, he definitely had other intentions.
He Yin sneered, “Don’t tell me you didn’t know that Lie Kuang entered the city yesterday.”
Lie Kuang had entered the city without any concealment and had even contacted the three of them to inquire about this so-called Great King. How could they not know?
He Yin pointed forward, “Lie Kuang’s mansion is over there!”
And this direction was where everyone was headed.
Listening to her words, Ke Sen and Lao Ke’s expressions both changed, suddenly realizing that this Great King was really going to deal with Lie Kuang this time! Otherwise, why would he act like this in the middle of the night and even find a poor excuse like losing his precious treasure?
Ke Sen frowned, “If that’s the case, what should we do?”
Logically speaking, they should have listened to Yang Kai’s orders, but they weren’t familiar with this Great King and didn’t have the slightest bit of trust in him. If Yang Kai really wanted them to deal with Lie Kuang, they would definitely be unwilling.
Lie Kuang was a madman, and he was also very strong. If they really forced him into a corner, one of the three of them would have to die with him at the very least. Who would be willing to do something like that?
He Yin also frowned, feeling that Yang Kai had given them a big problem. At the same time, she was quite annoyed. Did this guy think he could do whatever he wanted just because he had a Saint Venerable behind him? He was simply stupid. Although the Saint Venerable had conferred him the title of Greaat King and was in charge of the Cloud Shadow Continent, without enough martial power, who would be willing to listen to his orders? What’s more, the World Gate of the Cloud Shadow Continent was about to disappear, and the entire continent would be completely isolated for the next hundred years. The few of them who had been guarding this place all this time were the kind of people who didn’t care about their parents or uncles, and all of them had the potential to die. If they were to force Lie Kuang to a certain extent, Yang Kai would be the one to suffer.
After pondering for a moment, a voice transmission was sent, “Let’s wait and see.”
In any case, it was impossible for her to act against Lie Kuang. Although Yang Kai had given her some hope before, that hope was too vague and not enough for her to really work for him.
Tonight’s matter was the best way to end it peacefully. If it really came down to it, she wouldn’t stand on Yang Kai’s side. At worst, she would betray Cloud Shadow Continent and join another Saint Venerable.
A High-Rank Demon King, no matter where they went, there would always be people willing to accept them. However, if she were to carry the name of a traitor on her back, her future would be difficult.
Ke Sen and Lao Ke obviously had the same thoughts, both nodding in agreement.
While the three of them were secretly conversing, a group of people had already arrived above a huge mansion. The leader, Yang Kai, suddenly stopped and looked down at the bright lights below, a sneer appearing on his face.
Lao Ke and the other two glanced at each other, thinking that this was indeed the case! This Great King was actually so daring to attack Lie Kuang!
Yang Kai pointed down and said, “The thief who stole this King’s treasure is hiding here, please assist this King in capturing him!”
Sweeping his eyes to the side, Lao Ke and the other two quietly stared at him, indifferent.
At the side, Bo Ya covered her face with her hands and was too embarrassed to continue watching, only feeling awkward all over… how embarrassing.
However, Yang Kai didn’t seem to notice this and simply smiled lightly before waving his hand and shouting, “Surround him!”
This order made Lao Ke and the others frown. It wasn’t difficult, but unexpected. They had thought Yang Kai had ordered them to attack directly, but if it was just to surround them, it wasn’t impossible for them to cooperate.
In any case, as long as it wasn’t a direct confrontation with Lie Kuang’s people, it wouldn’t really be considered offending him.
Therefore, after a moment of silence, Lao Ke nodded towards Ke Sen and He Yin. Under the orders of these three, the forty Demon Kings, thousands of Demon Chief Commander, and even tens of thousands of Demon Commander immediately scattered and surrounded the mansion below. At the same time, all of them secretly ordered that without their orders, no one was to act.
At the same time, in the main hall of the mansion below, the hall was brightly lit and filled with the sounds of singing and dancing.
At the head of the table was a Demon King with a big waist and a fierce face. His hair was dishevelled, making him look like a madman. He was dressed in a black outfit and had two women in his arms. On the table below, there were more than twenty Demon Kings lined up on both sides of the table. The table was filled with fruits, water, wine, and delicacies.
In the middle of the hall, a group of young women were singing and dancing, the sound of strings and bamboo fluttering through the air.
At the head of the table, Lie Kuang looked down with a smile on his face. The two women in his arms were extremely flattering, serving him with all their heart, making him even more pleased.
Suddenly, a Demon King stood up from his seat, cupped his fists, and asked, “Sir, when should we pay our respects to the Great King?”
As soon as these words were spoken, the clamor in the surroundings fell silent. All of the Demon Kings stared blankly at this person who had just spoken. Lie Kuang also turned his sharp gaze towards the woman below, his eyes cold and piercing, causing this Demon King who had just spoken to break out in a cold sweat. Did he say something wrong? Did Sir not come to Cloud Shadow City this time to pay a visit to the new Great King?
Just as he was wondering about this, he saw Lie Kuang grab a wine bottle in front of him and swing it towards him.
With a loud bang, the Demon King who had just spoken was sent flying backwards. He instinctively tried to dodge, but he didn’t dare to. He didn’t even dare to use his Demonic Qi to protect his body. Even though his physique was strong, this blow still caused his head to bleed.
The pain in his head was insignificant, but what made him panic was Lie Kuang’s reaction. He had indeed said something wrong again.
“Is this your first day following this King?” Lie Kuang stared at him coldly.
The Demon King was terrified and quickly half-knelt on the ground, lowering his head, “Sir, please calm down, this subordinate knows his mistake.”
Lie Kuang coldly snorted, “What was your mistake?”
TO BE CONTINUED...