Yang Kai nodded slightly and calmly said, “Bring them all back.”
Lao Ke nodded.
He Yin slowly walked forward and handed over a large number of rings, “Great King, these are the spoils of war.”
A group of Demon Kings had been captured, so the Space Rings had naturally been seized as well. Twenty-two Space Rings, not a single one less, belonged to Lie Kuang’s subordinates. As for Lie Kuang’s Space Rings, Yang Kai had long since put them away.
Yang Kai glanced at her and waved his hand, “Thank you for your hard work tonight, everyone. Take these things and share it.”
He didn’t have much use for the Demon Race’s things, just taking one of Lie Kuang’s was enough. As for the rest, he might as well use them to win people’s hearts. Tonight, he had killed Lie Kuang with lightning speed, deterring Lao Ke and the others, so now was the time to give them some benefits.
He Yin fell silent for a moment, but didn’t say anything. She simply cupped her hands and said, “Thank you, Great King, for your reward.” Her expression remained indifferent. Although there were more than twenty Demon King level master's Space Rings, there was definitely not a lot of good things in each of them. After all, many people had been sent out tonight, so Yang Kai’s signal made her feel slightly relieved. She knew that Yang Kai still had a place to rely on them, so he wouldn’t blame them for their previous negligence.
A moment later, after everything was arranged, Yang Kai waved his hand and led the group of demons back home.
Lao Ke turned his head to look at the dried corpse nailed to the high ground and couldn’t help sighing. Although he had always disliked Lie Kuang, he had never imagined that this fellow would end up like this.
Lie Kuang’s death wasn’t a big deal, but after tonight, the Cloud Shadow Continent had a new master.
The next day, when Yang Kai came out of the Mysterious Boundary Bead, he noticed a few auras waiting outside. It was Lao Ke and the others, and he didn’t know how long they had been waiting.
Yang Kai waved his hand and opened the door. Lao Ke and the other two entered one after another, and when they arrived, they cupped their fists and greeted, “Greetings, Great King!”
“Is there something you need?” Yang Kai picked up the teapot and poured himself a cup of water. Looking up at them, he couldn’t help sneering in his heart. Although he had only been here for a few days, these people hadn’t paid much attention to him in the past few days and hadn’t even taken the initiative to pay him a visit. Now that they had all come here this morning, it seemed that the events of last night had impacted them greatly.
Lao Ke said, “Reporting to Great King, this subordinate and the others have followed Great King’s orders to interrogate Lie Kuang's subordinates overnight. Now we have a result.” Saying so, he handed over a jade slip.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and took the jade slip, using his Divine Sense to probe its contents.
There was nothing else inside but information about the nineteen Demon Kings who had been captured alive, including their race, background, cultivation, and loyalty to Lie Kuang.
Five of the Demon Kings were highlighted.
Lao Ke explained from the side, “Those five have been following Lie Kuang since the very beginning, and the shortest one to date has been a thousand years. How does the Great King intend to deal with them?”
These five were undoubtedly Lie Kuang’s trusted subordinates, including the three people who had been killed by Bo Ya. Since they were his trusted subordinates, there was no need to keep them here any longer. In any case, he didn’t care how many Demon Kings died here, so he immediately looked up at the three people in front of him and asked, “What do you think?”
Lao Ke pondered for a moment before saying, “This subordinate thinks it’s best not to keep them here in case something happens.”
He Yin and Ke Sen also nodded in agreement.
Yang Kai said lightly, “Since the three of you have come to an agreement, let’s settle it.”
Hearing this, the corner of Lao Ke’s mouth twitched. Why did these words sound as if he and the others wanted the five Demon Kings to die? Wasn’t this just following orders? However, although he thought so, he didn’t dare say it out loud. Pausing for a moment, he said, “The other fourteen people aren’t too much of a problem, they don’t have any intention of avenging Lie Kuang.”
“Then break them up and distribute them to your subordinates.”
Yang Kai took a sip of tea and saw that they still had no intention of leaving, so he couldn’t help smiling, “Is there anything else?”
Lao Ke and the others looked at each other, but in the end, it was Lao Ke who braced himself and said, “The Great King previously said that under the orders of the Saint Venerable, he came to the Cloud Shadow Continent to maintain the World Gate and protect the Cloud Shadow. Now that Lie Kuang has been executed and the Cloud Shadow are under the Great King’s control, the other side can also make arrangements. May I know when the Great King will leave?”
This matter was a sore point in their hearts, and if they could resolve it as soon as possible, they would be able to feel at ease, so even if it was somewhat excessive, they couldn’t help urging him.
Yang Kai smiled and said, “A few days, but before that, I have something I want you to do.”
“By the King’s command.”
“Find me all the information about the Cloud Shadow Continent’s World Gate, including the few World Gates that have disappeared. I have some use for them.”
This was a small matter. Although they didn’t know Yang Kai’s intentions, Lao Ke and the others still readily agreed.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before taking out an exquisite jade box and saying, “Speaking of which, I have something I would like to ask the three of you.”
Lao Ke and the others didn’t dare say anything.
Yang Kai opened the jade box and took out a black pill about the size of a pigeon’s egg. This black pill didn’t seem to have any medicinal fragrance, but if one used their Divine Sense to perceive it, they would be able to sense the terrifying energy contained within.
However, this kind of energy was not something that just anyone could digest. The energy contained within it was chaotic and evil, and if a human were to consume it for an instant, they would become devil. On the other hand, if a Demon were to consume it, it would be greatly beneficial and would definitely increase their cultivation.
He had found these things from Lie Kuang’s Space Ring, but there weren’t many of them. There were only three of them, each of which was stored in a jade box, placed in the deepest part of Lie Kuang’s Space Ring. It was obviously very valuable.
Yang Kai didn’t know what this thing was, so it was likely that Lao Ke and the others knew.
However, to his surprise, when he took out the black pill, the eyes of Lao Ke and the other two suddenly became extremely hot, even their breathing becoming somewhat hurried as they stared at the black pill.
Yang Kai raised his brow and asked, “What is this?”
Lao Ke swallowed his saliva and cupped his fists, “Great King is a human, so it is understandable that you don’t know about this artifact, but to the Demon Race, especially us Demon Kings, this artifact is a great supplement. This is a Myriad Demon Pill!”
“Myriad Demon Pill?” Yang Kai was stunned, “This is the Myriad Demon Pill?”
He asked, “Does Great King know about the Myriad Demon Pill?”
Yang Kai said with a strange expression, “I heard someone mention it a few days ago.”
On that day in the Holy City, Yue Sang had wanted to exchange 80 Myriad Demon Pills for Bai Zhuo’s hand. Although he had asked Bai Zhuo about the Myriad Demon Pills, Bai Zhuo had simply smiled and said nothing, leaving him helpless.
Unexpectedly, he had managed to obtain it today.
It was no wonder that even a Half-Saint would use it as a bargaining chip. This object was indeed extraordinary, and the energy contained within it was extremely vast, comparable to an Emperor Pill that had been nurtured for thousands of years after producing a Pill Clouds.
Yang Kai estimated that if a Low-Rank Demon King were to consume this pill, they would only need a few dozen pills to become a Mid-Rank Demon King. Of course, the premise was that this Low-Rank Demon King would have enough time to digest the energy contained within.
As for Mid-Rank Demon Kings, even if they consumed four or five hundred pills, they would probably be able to break through to High-Rank. Of course, this was only his own estimation, so he didn’t know what the truth was.
“Who refined this thing?” Yang Kai was an Alchemist himself, so he knew that refining this thing was definitely not an easy task. The amount of energy contained in it was simply too great, and only those with profound strength would be able to condense it. Naturally, he was interested in the person who refined this thing. Such a miraculous Alchemy technique was probably comparable to Wondrous Pill Great Emperor.
He didn’t expect the Demon Territory to have such a character.
He Yin couldn’t help laughing, “Great King, you may not know, but this Myriad Demon Pill was formed by the Heavens and Earth, not by the people.”
“Heaven and earth?” Yang Kai was stunned.
“It is formed by the Heavens and Earth!” Lao Ke nodded solemnly and explained, “There are several hundred Demon Territory Continents, and eighty percent of these continents have a Myriad Demon Cave. Every so often, a certain number of Myriad Demon Pills will be produced. These pills are consumed by us Demon Kings and can help increase our cultivation and shorten the time needed to cultivate. We have all more or less consumed Myriad Demon Pills before.”
Yang Kai listened in amazement, “Eighty percent of the continents has this Myriad Demon Cave?” After a moment of shock, he asked, “What about our Cloud Shadow Continent?”
“Yes,” Lao Ke nodded and said, “Just like that World Gate, it is located in Lie Kuang’s territory. Every time the Myriad Demon Pill is formed, it will be collected by him and then delivered to the Saint Venerable.”
“You don’t participate in it?” Yang Kai looked at the three people in front of him with a strange expression. Since this thing was so useful to them, and they were all High-Rank Demon Kings of Cloud Shadow Continent, they definitely had the right to participate in the supervision, but from what Lao Ke said, this matter was actually handled by Lie Kuang alone.
A look of embarrassment appeared on the faces of Lao Ke and the others.
Ke Sen said, “Great King may not know, but in the past, this matter was done by us High-Rank Demon Kings, but after Lie Kuang joined Sir Yue Sang, we… were excluded.”
“It’s easy to have someone behind you,” Yang Kai sneered, wanting to ask why they didn’t join Yue Sang, but after thinking about it carefully, it wasn’t that they didn’t want to, but rather that Yue Sang hadn’t accepted them yet. After collecting these Myriad Demon Pills, Yue Sang would definitely have to distribute some of them as rewards, so if he accepted more people, he would naturally have to give more rewards. Since Lie Kuang had helped, why should he accept others?
“How did this Myriad Demon Cavern succeed? Why are there as many as 80% in the continents?” Yang Kai asked curiously.
This question stumped Lao Ke and the others. They didn’t know how the Myriad Demon Cave was formed, but since ancient times, the various continents of the Demon Territory had been in such a situation, so they were used to it. The Myriad Demon Cave’s ability to collect Myriad Demon Pills was also a common occurrence to them, so if they wanted to know the reason, they would have to ask the Half-Saint and even Saint Venerable.
Seeing that they didn’t know, Yang Kai didn’t want to make things difficult for them, so he asked them about the Myriad Demon Pill and learned that the frequency and quantity of this pill was different on every continent.
On the Cloud Shadow Continent’s side, it was basically only collected once every ten years or so, and each time it was collected, there would be several dozen or even a hundreds of Myriad Demon Pills. The number of pills wasn’t constant, and it was constantly fluctuating.
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