The Demon King’s forehead was covered in cold sweat. He knew that Lie Kuang was on the verge of erupting in anger, and if he didn’t handle this situation well, he would definitely suffer a bit, but if he knew what he had done wrong, he wouldn’t have said such nonsense. At this moment, no matter how hard he racked his brains, he couldn’t figure out what was going on. Fortunately, he was reminded by someone else, so he quickly said, “Sir’s prestige is unparalleled, it should be that guy who came to pay you a visit.”
Only then did Lie Kuang’s face relax slightly as he glared at the Demon King, not bothering to argue with him.
If it was anyone else, he would have definitely punished them, but this subordinate of his had made a mistake when he was cultivating a cultivation technique in his early years, causing his consciousness to be damaged and his brain to be damaged, so there was no point in arguing with him.
Seeing this, the Demon King smiled awkwardly and sat back down.
However, as soon as this topic was brought up, the other Demon Kings couldn’t sit still any longer. One of them immediately said, “Sir, this subordinate heard that this so-called Great King's strength isn’t very high.”
“Not only is his strength not high, he is also a human!”
It wasn’t as if they didn’t have any connections in Cloud Shadow City. After entering the city yesterday, they had made many inquiries and Yang Kai had publicly announced that he was a human, so it wasn’t a secret.
This was the first time someone had heard of this matter, so they immediately exclaimed, “A human? How could it be a human? Is this news confirmed?”
“It’s indeed the Human Race. I heard that that fellow had some kind of accident in the Star Boundary, causing him to fall into the Demon Path and be pursued by the Great Emperors and Pseudo Emperors there. He was forced to come to the Demon Territory, but somehow he was chosen by the Saint Venerable and was entrusted with an important task!”
“The Saint Venerable doesn't recognize anyone, this Cloud Shadow Continent should have been ruled by Sir, so why did she send a human here? This is simply ridiculous!”
“If he was strong enough, it would have been fine, but his cultivation is only equivalent to a mid-grade Demon King. Sigh, the Saint Venerable has miscalculated this time.”
“The Human Race is full of deceit, who knows what kind of flowery words he will use in front of the Saint. The Saint… is a woman after all.”
The group of people were all talking at the same time, all of them trying to defend Lie Kuang, feeling that Yu Rumeng had been blinded.
“Bastard!” Lie Kuang shouted, immediately silencing the Demon Kings below as he swept his dignified gaze across the crowd, “The Saint Venerable has her own reasons for her actions, how can you casually discuss them? If word of this spreads, all of you will suffer!”
Discussing about the Saint Venerable behind her back was indeed somewhat inappropriate. If the Saint Venerable were to find out about this, even if they didn’t die, they would be severely injured.
Saying so, he coldly snorted, “Forget about Lao Ke, he had no choice but to guard Cloud Shadow City, but those two idiots Ke Sen and He Yin actually rushed over to pay their respects when they heard the news. This is truly a disgrace to my Demon Race, but I, Lie Kuang, didn’t even put him in my eyes, thinking that with the Saint Venerable's order, he could control Cloud Shadow Continent? Such wishful thinking!”
“That’s right, my Demon Territory doesn’t need to rely on other races, strength is always the most important. If he doesn’t have the ability, how could he sit firmly in that position?” Someone from below immediately echoed.
Lie Kuang sneered again and said, “I’m afraid you don’t know this, but a few days ago, that boy offended Sir Yue Sang in the Holy City. Sir Yue Sang sent a message to this King to find a way to deal with him. As long as this task is completed, Sir Yue Sang can guarantee that this King will be able to manage the Cloud Shadow Continent. With this power, this King may be able to break through to Half-Saint!”
When the Demon Kings heard this, all of them were overjoyed, all of them raising their heads to look at Lie Kuang as they congratulated him, “Sir has received such great favor from Sir Yue Sang, controlling Cloud Shadow Continent is only a matter of time before you become a Half-Saint.”
“Hahahaha!” Lie Kuang couldn’t help laughing loudly, as if he had already seen the scene of him breaking through to the Half-Saint realm. Raising his hand, he said, “It’s still too early to say all of this, we still need to complete Sir Yue Sang task as soon as possible… En?”
Before he could finish speaking, Lie Kuang suddenly frowned and looked up into the sky, angrily slamming the table and shouting, “Impudence!”
With a single palm strike, the table was shattered and the wine in the cup was thrown into the air.
With a loud bang, a hole appeared in the ceiling of the hall. It wasn’t until this moment that the Demon Kings in the hall realized something was wrong. There seemed to be many auras outside, surrounding this place.
Without any hesitation, more than twenty Demon Kings flew out from the hole.
At this moment, in the sky above the mansion, tens of thousands of Demon Race masters were scattered in an orderly fashion, surrounding a large area.
Lie Kuang flew up with a gloomy face and swept his eyes over Yang Kai, his eyes flashing with obvious murderous intent.
Swish swish swish…
A number of figures flew over and appeared behind him. These were his subordinates.
As their eyes met, Yang Kai smiled slightly as he sized up this High-Rank Demon King in front of him. He was indeed extraordinary, his aura rich and powerful, no doubt stronger than Lao Ke and the others. It seemed that Bo Ya’s information was correct, this guy was only a step away from becoming a Half-Saint.
On the other side, Lie Kuang was obviously startled, but after seeing Lao Ke and the others behind Yang Kai, he immediately understood Yang Kai’s identity—was this the Human Race the Great King? Just now, they had been chatting about him, but he hadn’t expected to see him so soon, and in such a situation.
Seemingly aware of the playfulness in Yang Kai’s eyes, he knew that this fellow had come with ill intentions, so he simply pretended not to notice and pointed his halberd forward, shouting angrily, “Who are you? Speak your name!”
Yang Kai smiled lightly, “This King is the Saint Venerable's Great King, the ruler of the Cloud Shadow Continent. Who are you?”
“Great King? Where did this Great King come from!?” Lie Kuang’s eyes flashed fiercely as he grinned maliciously, “This King has never heard of such a thing. As for me… I am Lie Kuang!” Since the other party had come with ill intentions, there was no way to resolve this matter peacefully, so he might as well take advantage of this opportunity to take his dog life. Even if the Saint Venerable were to pursue this matter, he could still shirk it that Yang Kai was being rude.
Yang Kai tilted his head, “Lie Kuang? I remember now, this King has a subordinate named Lie Kuang, but I haven’t been able to see him. What evidence do you have?”
Lie Kuang sneered, “What evidence do you want?”
The group of Demon Kings behind him also burst into laughter, their eyes filled with ridicule as they thought to themselves, Is this human’s brain sick? He actually wanted Sir to bring out evidence to prove his identity? Isn’t just the cultivation of a High-Rank Demon King enough? Or is he trying to find a way out?
Yang Kai nodded, “It seems you don’t have any evidence,” Suddenly, he shouted, “Vice Commander!”
Bo Ya really didn’t want to bother with him. As soon as Lie Kuang appeared, she knew that things were not looking good. This guy was stronger than all the Demon Kings she had ever met, and it was said that he was also a Stone Demon with an innate defensive ability. Her archery skills might not be enough to deter him.
However, since Yang Kai was shouting so loudly, she had no choice but to respond. The Soul Puppet was still in his hands, so she could only brace herself and say, “Yes!”
“Look carefully at this bastard, is he the one who stole this King’s treasure?” Yang Kai pointed.
Lie Kuang couldn’t help frowning. Steal a treasure? What was that?
Bo Ya didn’t even look at Lie Kuang as she continued, “It’s a bit… similar.” She didn’t dare to say too much, lest Lie Kuang hate her later.
“Then it’s you,” Yang Kai nodded, and as soon as the last word left his mouth, he rushed towards Lie Kuang like a ghost.
Lie Kuang was startled. He hadn’t even seen Yang Kai’s movements clearly, but now he was almost directly in front of him. Instinctively, he circulated his Demonic Qi, causing his body to glow with a stone luster. He was undoubtedly a Stone Demon, and his skin was naturally thick.
At the same time, he punched forward.
Since the other party had made the first move, he wouldn’t act rashly. In any case, he was going to kill this person tonight, so he didn’t show any mercy.
However, just as he was about to take action, he suddenly saw a golden vertical eye appear in Yang Kai’s left eye. This golden vertical eye exuded a strange power, causing his heart to sink slightly, but that was all. He was a peak High-Rank Demon King, and his Divine Soul was extremely powerful. Even the Demon Eye of Annihilation could not affect him for long.
What Yang Kai wanted was this brief moment.
The Soul Slaying Blade had only been used once not too long ago, and the Heaven Breaking Strike still needed to nourish it, so it was not suitable to be used, but the Life Lotus Secret Technique had already been activated.
In an instant, Lie Kuang’s vision was filled with a blooming lotus flower and nothing else could be seen.
The lotus flower strangely took root in his mind, madly absorbing his Divine Soul’s power. As the petals blossomed, an unimaginable pain spread, causing Lie Kuang to let out a muffled groan.
At the same time, he punched Yang Kai’s left shoulder.
Everyone was stunned, including Lao Ke, Ke Sen, He Yin, and even Bo Ya.
They had thought that Yang Kai had brought an army of more than ten thousand people here to borrow their strength to deal with Lie Kuang, each of them having their own plans, but who would have thought that Yang Kai didn’t have such intentions at all, instead directly attacking Lie Kuang himself.
Was he courting death?
Although Lie Kuang was a Stone Demon and was not as strong as Strength Demon, how could a middle-grade Demon King withstand his punch?
Seeing the punch land on Yang Kai’s shoulder, everyone’s expression suddenly changed as they subconsciously felt that Yang Kai would die without a burial site—Bo Ya had already gotten up and was preparing to snatch Yang Kai’s Space Ring as quickly as possible and leave this place.
But what she saw next made her jaw drop.
Lie Kuang’s punch did hit Yang Kai, but Yang Kai didn’t die. His body was only slightly off balance for a moment before he forcefully withstood the force of this punch.
Immediately after, Yang Kai opened his mouth and let out a deafening dragon roar, sending out a visible shockwave towards Lie Kuang.
Lie Kuang was already in so much pain from the Life Lotus Secret Technique that he didn’t want to live anymore, but now that he was facing this Dragon Roar Secret Technique head-on, he was seeing stars and his Divine Sense was wavering. As for the Low-Rank and Mid-Rank Demon Kings behind him, all of them wore shocked expressions as they lost their footing and were instantly broken apart.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, Yang Kai raised his hand and summoned the Mountain River Bell, which rapidly expanded in size and flew towards Lie Kuang and himself.
TO BE CONTINUED...