Under the lead of the Chief Manager, Chen Tian Fei and the others stepped into the guest hall and looked up to see Yang Kai sitting on the high ground while Yue He quietly stood behind him.
Everyone walked over, but they show no intention of getting up to greet them.
No one dared to say anything else. Chen Tian Fei and the others were still shocked by the tens of thousands of Space Rings.
“Scarlet Star’s Zhao Baichuan greets Mister Yang!” The Chief Manager cupped his fists. Although his expression was neither servile nor overbearing, no one knew what he was thinking.
Everyone behind him also hurriedly bowed.
Yang Kai looked over and saw that Scarlet Star’s Chief Manager didn’t look very old. He had the appearance of a middle-aged man and wore a golden crown and python robe. This was the first time Yang Kai had met this Chief Manager. In the past, Yang Kai had heard Chen Tian Fei say that the Chief Manager spent most of his time in seclusion, seemingly trying to break through to the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage. Yang Kai wondered if he had succeeded.
However, based on Yang Kai’s view of his aura, it should be quite far away. It was extremely difficult for the Open Heaven Stage cultivator to raise their cultivation by a level. Not only did it require a long period of time and a massive amount of resources, it also required one’s own comprehension ability. If one’s comprehension ability was insufficient, it would be impossible to raise their cultivation.
While Yang Kai was sizing him up, Zhao Baichuan was also sizing him up. He had once observed this young man from a distance, and the first time he had seen him, he had only felt that this young man was nothing to worry about. He had only relied on his profound accumulation in the Emperor Realm to act arrogantly in this special environment of the Great Ruins Boundary.
This kind of person was like a grasshopper after autumn. He wouldn’t be able to jump around for long, and once he left the Great Ruins Boundary, his true form would be revealed. At that time, any Open Heaven Stage cultivator would be able to deal with him.
The second time they met was several days ago. Outside Star City, he single-handedly broke through the Sword Pavilion’s Sword Array, comprehended the Sun Casting Golden Crow Divine Ability, obtained the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd, and caused the Thunder Light people be its meal, causing the entire army to be wiped out.
At that time, he felt that he had underestimated this person. If this person had the chance to grow up, he would definitely be an ambitious and ruthless character, an overlord of the three thousand worlds!
When they met again today, the feeling was different. Although he didn’t have the imposing aura he had on that day, just sitting there quietly gave him a slight sense of oppression.
In this hall that was tens of zhang wide, he was the King of Hell who controlled life and death, and everyone’s lives were in his hands.
“A few days ago, my subordinates didn’t know any better and caused a bit of trouble with Mister Yang. Today, this Zhao specially came to apologize, I hope that Mister Yang can forgive them, my Scarlet Star…”
“70:30!” Yang Kai suddenly interrupted Zhao Baichuan.
“What?” Zhao Baichuan frowned, not understanding what Yang Kai meant.
“In the future, all of Scarlet Star’s profits, including the Open Heaven Pills from the Star City's sells, as well as the various resources obtained from the Great Ruins Boundary, I’ll take seventy percent, and Scarlet Star thirty percent!” Yang Kai looked at Zhao Baichuan lightly.
Only now did Zhao Baichuan understand what Yang Kai had meant by ‘70:30’. This was a robbery! He couldn’t help feeling angry and his expression became ugly.
Back in Star City, the three great forces existed side by side. Although Sword Pavilion was the strongest, it was still a three way force. Sword Pavilion had never made such a rude request.
Little brat, how dare you!
Just as the anger in his heart surged, he heard Yang Kai say lightly, “If Chief Manager cannot agree to this request, there is no need to discuss anything.”
Zhao Baichuan’s anger suddenly subsided, knowing that if he didn’t agree to this request, it would be hard to say whether he and the others would be able to leave this place alive.
Only now did they understand why Yang Kai hadn’t come back to settle accounts with them. It turned out he was waiting for them here.
Suddenly, he smiled and said, “Strength is king, the strong are respected. Mister Yang’s request is very fair. 70 to 30, then 70 to 30 it is. In the future, all of Scarlet Star’s gains will be divided into 70 percent for Mister Yang!”
He didn’t hesitate at all and immediately agreed, with a look of satisfaction on his face. It didn’t look like he had been robbed, but rather like he had taken a huge advantage.
Behind him, Chen Tian Fei and the others all stared at their Chief Manager in shock. In their impression, their Chief Manager had never been so easy to talk to, but now that they were under his roof, who could not bow their heads?
Especially after seeing the tens of thousands of Space Rings in the courtyard, if Scarlet Star didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of Sword Pavilion, he could only compromise.
Humiliation! Everyone was filled with grief and indignation, but there was nothing they could do.
Zhao Baichuan cupped his fists and said, “My Scarlet Star can agree to Mister Yang’s request, and I also ask Mister Yang to agree to one of my requests.”
Yang Kai looked at him with interest and gestured for him to continue.
Zhao Baichuan said, “Please accept my Scarlet Star’s invitation as the Foreign Elder! Of course, this is just a title. Whatever Sir Yang says, my Scarlet Star will not interfere. On the contrary, if Sir has any requests, my Scarlet Star will not stand by and watch.”
Yang Kai smiled slightly, secretly praising him in his heart. This guy was truly a character who knew when to yield and when to stand tall. To be able to find an opportunity to benefit himself in such a difficult situation, this kind of boldness and vision was not something just anyone could possess. For this guy to be able to sit firmly in the position of Scarlet Star’s Chief Manager, it was definitely not because of his own strength.
“Sure!” Yang Kai nodded lightly.
Zhao Baichuan laughed heartily, “A gentleman’s word is like a whip, so it’s settled.”
“Deal,” Yang Kai nodded.
“Mister Yang is truly a straightforward person, this Zhao can’t wait to drink and chat with Mister Yang, but Mister Yang must be tired after such a long and arduous battle, so this Zhao will take his leave first and come visit again another day,” Zhao Baichuan said as if he was trying to make Yang Kai his best friend.
Yang Kai tilted his head and said, “Yue He, see our guest out.”
“Please!” Yue He smiled and extended her hand.
After sending off the Scarlet Star's managers, Yue He returned and looked at Yang Kai curiously, wondering why he had agreed to such a request.
Yang Kai gently tapped the table for a while before saying, “About the seventy percent profit from Scarlet Star, please help me keep an eye on it.”
“Good,” Yue He replied obediently.
Although he had gained a lot from the Yuan Magnetic Mountain and had obtained countless Space Rings during his battle with the Thunder Light and Sword Pavilion, it was still a massive amount of wealth for anyone. It was definitely enough for Yang Kai to cultivate for a long time, but he had not forgotten that he was not alone. There were still countless people waiting for him in the Star Boundary.
When these people come to the Outer Universe, their demand for supplies would be endless. Now that he had a good opportunity, naturally the more he accumulated, the better.
The Great Ruins Boundary was a natural treasure trove, and once he left this place, he wouldn’t have the opportunity to do so. Otherwise, Yang Kai wouldn’t have left Scarlet Star alive, he would have destroyed it when he returned.
With Scarlet Star helping him collect supplies, he could simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labor without having to expend any effort, so why not?
“What do you want to ask?” Yang Kai pondered for a moment before suddenly looking up at Yue He.
This woman kept staring at him without blinking, obviously puzzled.
“Foreign Elder, why did you agree to Zhao Baichuan’s request?” Yue He was puzzled.
“You don’t think I should agree?”
“I just don’t know what you’re thinking.”
“I naturally have my reasons.”
Yang Kai gently knocked on the table, “If I’m not wrong, Scarlet Star will definitely spread this news widely. In this way, Scarlet Star will be able to quickly expand, and the amount of resources it collects will naturally increase. It won’t be a bad thing for me.”
“Is that the only reason?” Yue He looked at him in surprise. This was the first time she had found this guy so greedy for money.
Cultivation resources is already enough, what was the point of having so many?
“There’s one more thing,” Yang Kai’s expression became solemn, “Sword Pavilion was flattened by the Beast Tide, and there are traces of the Holy Spirit in the Great Ruins Boundary. Who knows if the next time this place will be visited by the Holy Spirit? If the strength here is strong enough, it may not be impossible to resist the Holy Spirit. The Great Ruins Boundary suppresses the power of Open Heaven, so the Holy Spirit won’t be able to display too much power here.”
Yue He suddenly understood, “That’s why you’re willing to let Scarlet Star borrow your fame.”
Yang Kai nodded solemnly, “I don’t know when the Great Ruins Boundary will close, so we have to be careful.” Saying so, he suddenly remembered someone, “Where did Xu Zhen go?”
The little fatty had disappeared after handing over the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd to him, and Yang Kai hadn’t sensed his aura since returning.
Yue He shook her head and said, “The Cave Heaven's disciple appears and disappears unpredictably, so who knows where he went? However, I’m guessing since he obtained a new Sixth Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone, he must have gone to find a place to condense his Gold Element force.”
“What a pity,” Yang Kai sighed. At that time, he didn’t know that the situation in the Great Ruins Boundary was so strange. If he had known earlier, he would have definitely contacted Xu Zhen. That guy was a genius in Artifact Refining and seemed to have a deep understanding of the Dao of Arrays. If he could help set up a great array in this Star City, it would be safer.
But now that he had left without saying goodbye, it would be difficult to find him again.
As the two of them were talking, Chen Yue ran in and said, “Sir, someone is asking to see you again.”
“Who is it?” Yang Kai frowned, but at the same time, he was also quite curious. He was now famous for his viciousness, and the several Managers of Scarlet Star had no choice but to come here to apologize. Who else would dare to come find him?
“It’s that Young Master from Azure Nether Paradise called Yin or something,” Chen Yue whispered.
“What is he doing here?” Yang Kai frowned and swept his Divine Sense across the room, immediately noticing that there were a few people standing outside the door. Who else could it be but that guy from Azure Nether Paradise?
Yang Kai didn’t have a good impression of this man at all. When he returned from Yuan Magnetic Mountain, this man had shamelessly asked Yang Kai to submit to him. At that time, Yang Kai had been in seclusion, so although he had heard the commotion, he had been too lazy to pay attention to it. Later on, when the great battle outside the Star City was about to begin, this man had wanted to take advantage of the situation to threaten him, claiming that as long as Yang Kai submitted to him, he would be safe, but Yang Kai had ignored him.
Unexpectedly, this person was just like a dog, never stop barking.
At this moment, the young man outside the door said arrogantly, “This Yang fellow is also a talent. This Young Master only wanted to take him as a servant, but now it seems he can be made a general. When you see him later, be a bit more polite. This guy’s temper doesn’t seem to be very good. Don’t provoke his killing intent. Otherwise, this Young Master won’t save you.”
“Yes, we will obey Young Master’s orders!” The two Low Rank Open Heaven Stage beside him replied respectfully.
TO BE CONTINUED...