“You want to be a Manager of Scarlet Star?” Chen Tianfei stared at Yang Kai in shock, a look of amazement appearing on his face. Just like Yue He, he also wondered if he had heard wrongly. Originally, promoting Yang Kai to the position of Small Commander was already a great favor, but who would have thought that Yang Kai’s appetite would be so big that he would directly ask for the position of Manager.
Chen Tianfei had never seen such an arrogant person before and couldn’t help feeling a little angry.
“Does Manager Chen think I’m not qualified?” Yang Kai glanced over.
Chen Tianfei said solemnly, “My Scarlet Star’s seven Managers are all masters of the Open Heaven Stage. Although Little Brother Yang’s strength is extraordinary, you shouldn’t have reached the Open Heaven Stage yet, right? If your realm isn’t high enough, even if you were to sit in that position, how could you convince everyone?”
Yang Kai shook his finger and said, “In the Great Ruins Boundary, there is no such thing as Open Heaven, so it’s meaningless for Manager Chen to talk to me about realm!”
Chen Tianfei said solemnly, “That may be so, but since ancient times, my Scarlet Star has never had Manager below Open Hevean Stage master!”
“There are always exceptions, right?”
Chen Tianfei stared deeply at Yang Kai, the aura around his body becoming more ethereal. After a long time, he finally let out a loud laugh, “Little Brother Yang’s ambition is truly great, this King’s horizons have been broadened today! It’s not impossible for you to become the Manager of Scarlet Star, but Scarlet Star has its own rules. Now that there are seven Managers of the Scarlet Star, if you want to place another chair, you need at least four people to agree!”
“Then I’ll have to trouble you to take me to see the other masters,” Yang Kai smiled.
Chen Tianfei 's eyes narrowed slightly as he smiled, “Good, good, good, bringing you to see them is a trivial matter, but whether or not you can obtain their approval will depend on your own ability.”
“Naturally!” Yang Kai nodded lightly and stood up, “Please.”
Chen Tianfei smiled insincerely before standing up and walking out.
Yang Kai followed closely behind while Yue He also quickly followed. Seeing this, how could the three Great Moon Provinces’ masters dare remain here?
“What are you doing?” Yue He secretly asked, “Are you really going to see the Managers of the Scarlet Star?”
“Of course! Otherwise, how could we obtain their approval?”
Yue He said angrily, “Can’t you see that this Chen Tianfei is up to no good? This trip is definitely entering into the dragon’s pool and tiger’s den! And even if you really becomes the Manager of Scarlet Star, what benefits does it have? I really don’t understand what you’re thinking.”
“You’ll know when the time comes,” Yang Kai replied casually.
Yue He snorted, “You like to mess around so much, how did you survive until now!”
“This young master is a lucky man!” Yang Kai said calmly.
Yue He was furious!
Although she was angry, she still quickly told him some of the information she knew. She had never met any of the Managers of Scarlet Star, but she had heard of them before. For example, Lady Qin, who was proficient in music, Gan Hong, who was proficient in the Way of Assassination, and the twins, the Ouyang Brothers, who had cultivated together since they were young. They were both Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage and shared the same heart, so they were extremely difficult to deal with. Even if she were to encounter them outside with her strength, she would still have a headache.
In addition to these four, there was also Bei Yushan, who possessed extraordinary talent and strength, and the Poison Lady whose entire body was filled with poison. Her mastery of poison had reached perfection, and even many of those Open Heaven had died miserably at her hands.
Counting Chen Tianfei, the few Managers of Scarlet Star could be said to be all equipped with unique skills and were not easy to provoke.
As for the Chief Manager of Scarlet Star, it was said that he had been trying to break through to the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, but there had been no news of him for many years. It was unknown if he had succeeded or not, but if he had succeeded, he would be a character comparable to the Lady Boss. Even Yue He would have to avoid him.
As they continued forward, Yue He continued to blabber on, pouring as much information as she could into Yang Kai.
Yang Kai silently noted this down.
Not long after, everyone arrived in front of a large hall. The door to the hall was extremely thick and was about ten zhang tall. Chen Tianfei stepped forward and pushed open the door, causing it to creak open slightly.
“Please, Little Brother Yang, the Managers of Scarlet Star are basically all inside!” Chen Tianfei stretched out his hand and smiled faintly.
Yang Kai glanced at him and instructed Yue He, “Wait outside.”
Saying so, he walked inside.
Yue He’s figure flashed, “I’ll go with you!” How could she be at ease letting Yang Kai go to this dragon’s pool and tiger’s den alone? She had long since decided to advance and retreat together with him, so there was no reason for her to retreat now.
On the other hand, Meng Hong and the others knew that they weren’t strong enough, so even if they followed him in, they probably wouldn’t be able to help much, so they just stood at the door and waited.
The heavy door closed once more, blocking the view of the outside world.
Inside the huge hall, it was pitch black, and the moment the door closed, the sound of burning flames filled the air. The flickering light illuminated the figures sitting on the chairs around the hall, making it seem like a group of demons were dancing about. The atmosphere in the hall became gloomy.
There weren’t many people in the hall, and with the exception of Yang Kai and Yue He, there were only five people. Sitting in five chairs, Chen Tianfei's figure flickered as he arrived at another empty chair and sat down.
A sweet voice suddenly rang out, “Chen Tianfei, is this brat the one who wants to become the Manager of Scarlet Star? And then you obediently brought him here?”
Not only did this woman’s voice sound extremely sweet, but as she spoke, a sweet scent seemed to drift through the air, making it easy to smell!
“Poison!” Yue He’s expression changed slightly as a layer of five colored light suddenly appeared on her body, protecting her. Turning her head to look, she found that the one who spoke was a petite woman who looked to be seventeen or eighteen years old. Her appearance was pure and cute, but Yue He immediately recognized this woman as Scarlet Star’s Poison Lady.
Only she could display such a superb poison technique. The Poison Lady was only a Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, but she had once relied on her own strength to kill one Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, two Fourth Order, and five Third Order. After this battle, her reputation had soared, and no one dared to look down on this delicate little woman who had yet to grow up.
Looking over at Yang Kai worriedly, she saw that Yang Kai was completely fine. Not only did he not show any signs of being poisoned, his eyes were even shining as he stared towards the Poison Lady.
She couldn’t help clicking her tongue in wonder, wondering how Yang Kai had managed to resist this poison.
What she didn’t know was that Yang Kai’s body was filled with pure dragon blood and was a half-dragon. The Dragon Race had an extremely strong resistance to poisons. Not to mention the Poison Lady’s sneak attack, even if she really fed him the poison, he would still be fine.
Not to mention, he also had the Wood Element energy condensed from the essence of the Eternal Tree and the Fire Element energy condensed from the Golden Crow True Fire! Even if some of the poison invaded his body, after being cleansed by these two energies, it would disappear without a trace.
As soon as the Poison Lady spoke, Chen Tianfei chuckled, “Don’t underestimate this Little Brother Yang. This King suffered a loss at his hands just now. If this King isn’t mistaken, he condensed a Sixth Grade Fire Element!”
Only the power of a Sixth Grade Fire Element could make his palm strike extremely difficult. Under that palm strike, Chen Tianfei clearly felt a scorching hot energy invade his body and it took him a great deal of effort to dissolve it.
This was also because Yang Kai had not used his full strength, otherwise, Chen Tianfei would not have come to such a wrong conclusion.
“Sixth Grade Fire Element!”
As soon as these words were spoken, the Managers of Scarlet Star were all shocked.
Being able to condense a Sixth Grade Fire Element was also a kind of ability. Ordinary people would not be able to withstand the pressure of a Sixth Grade Open Heaven materials, not to mention that a Sixth Grade Fire Element material was priceless. It was a treasure that could even be fought over in the Cave Heaven and Paradise. Generally speaking, only those from top forces had the qualifications to condense a Sixth Grade Fire Element.
“This little brat is quite ambitious!” Poison Lady couldn’t help sizing up Yang Kai, “Is he trying to reach the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage directly?”
Yang Kai grinned at her, revealing his white fangs, “First!”
“What first?” The Poison Lady frowned as she had a bad feeling, as if she had been targeted by a poisonous snake, causing her hair to stand on end.
“What’s the point of talking so much nonsense with him? Just kill him! He dares not put my Scarlet Star in his eyes, a mere Emperor Realm dares to boast so shamelessly about becoming the Manager of Scarlet Star? He’s simply ridiculous!”
On a chair to the right, a cold voice came from an illusory shadow. This person sat there like a distorted shadow, making it impossible to see his face, and even his voice was erratic. It was none other than Gan Hong, the master of assassination that Yue He had mentioned before!
“Second!” Yang Kai nodded.
A thunderous voice came from the left, shaking the entire hall, “Is this boy crazy? What first and second?”
Yang Kai ignored him and simply turned his head to look at Chen Tianfei, “Manager Chen, this isn’t quite the same as what you said. Didn’t we come here to discuss the matter of me joining Scarlet Star and becoming the Manager of the family? None of the other managers seem to be very enthusiastic.”
Chen Tianfei smiled at him and said, “That’s right, this king said before that if you want to become the Manager of Scarlet Star, you need to obtain the approval of more than four of them! But now it seems that no one really agrees with you. Moreover, the rules of Scarlet Star’s seven Managers have been established for a long time and there really aren’t many chairs for you to sit on, so… I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you this time.”
If Yang Kai had agreed to become a Small Commander before, Chen Tianfei would have been happy to see him succeed. Having a powerful warrior like Yang Kai under his command was also beneficial to Chen Tianfei, so the matter of Zhao Xingchen being beaten up was naturally settled.
However, Yang Kai’s heart was higher than the sky, and he didn’t even put the Small Commander or Great Commander in his eyes, instead choosing to sit on equal footing with him.
How could Chen Tianfei agree to such a thing? Luring Yang Kai here was simply inviting him into a trap. Now that the several Managers of Scarlet Star were all present and the Spirit Array in the hall had been activated, Yang Kai couldn’t escape even if he had wings, so how could he still have the mood to pretend to be polite with Yang Kai?
TO BE CONTINUED...