The two of them were both Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage masters, but they had never fought before. After all, in the Great Ruins Boundary, the two of them had never had the opportunity to fight. At that time, Zhao Baichuan had been extremely respectful in front of Yang Kai.
Receiving Zhao Baichuan’s rescue, Chen Tian Fei managed to escape from Yue He without any mishap and quickly stood beside Zhao Baichuan with Bei Yushan. Many Scarlet Star's Low Rank Open Heaven were in a formation, their auras closely linked together, sealing the sky and locking down the earth. Everyone’s figures wandered about, not revealing any profound mysteries for the time being, it's unknown what this formation is.
The Sword Pavilion had a Sword Array, so Scarlet Star naturally had its own foundation. Although Yang Kai had once take charge of Scarlet Star and had been the Sixth Manager, he still didn’t know much about Scarlet Star’s secrets.
“Ouyang Brothers and Lady Qin…” Zhao Baichuan frowned slightly as he looked at Yue He, “Are they alive or dead?”
He had been preparing to go into seclusion to refine the Seven Skillful Land’s Formation Jade, but before he could even begin, he received a message from Chen Tian Fei saying that Ouyang Brothers and Madam Qin had lost contact and something had probably happened.
At that time, he couldn’t believe it. After all, Scarlet Star had just conspired with Flying Smoke Palace to seize the Seven Skillful Land, and when he left, the Ouyang Brothers and Lady Qin were both safe and sound. It had only been a short time, so what could have happened? In addition, there was no one else in the Seven Skillful Land apart from them, so who could attack them?
After trying to contact them, he found that it was just as Chen Tian Fei had said, he couldn’t contact them at all. Zhao Baichuan also realized that something was wrong.
Not bothering to refine the Formation Jade, he immediately concealed himself and waited for an opportunity to strike.
Yang Kai was an Emperor Realm, so his cultivation was far inferior to him, he naturally couldn’t detect him.
Now that he saw Yue He, Yang Kai, and the others, how could Zhao Baichuan not know that his three best assistants had been plotted against?
Yue He chuckled lightly, “They… naturally died.”
Zhao Baichuan’s face sank, “Although Lady Yue He’s courage is commendable for taking such a risk alone, this action is truly unwise. Is Lady bullying my Scarlet Star?”
Although Yue He still had Lu Xue, Yang Kai, Scarlet Flood Dragon, and Earth Dragon by her side, in Zhao Baichuan’s eyes, besides Yue He who was a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master, there was nothing else to fear.
As long as he dealt with Yue He, he could do whatever he wanted.
Yue He smiled lightly and said, “Why bother probing, Chief Manager? Since this Mistress dares to appear, naturally I am not afraid of you.”
Zhao Baichuan asked solemnly, “Do you have confidence in defeating this King?” On his side was a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master, two Fourth Order, and several dozen Low Rank Open Heaven in Formation. On the other hand, Yue He and Yang Kai’s side only had one Fifth Order, one Fourth Order, and one Emperor Realm master. The difference in strength and numbers was simply too great, so they had no hope of winning.
“We won’t know until we fight,” Yue He said calmly.
Zhao Baichuan said seriously, “Perhaps everyone can have a good talk, there’s no need to make such a big fuss.”
Chen Tian Fei was stunned. Why did it sound like the Chief Manager was trying to turn hostility into friendship? Is he not going to avenge the death of their three Managers?
Yue He was also stunned for a moment before smiling lightly, “What does Chief Manager want to discuss?”
Zhao Baichuan said, “My Scarlet Star has obtained the Seven Skillful Land, so there are many things to be done. We're in need of manpower, Lady killed three of my Managers. This grudge is irreconcilable, but if Lady can swear on your Dao Seal to join my Scarlet Star, and you will have no second thoughts in the future. If you work for my Scarlet Star, everyone will naturally be a family, so why should a family fight?”
Hearing this, Chen Tian Fei’s eyes lit up as he was secretly impressed. As expected of the Chief Manager, his vision was far greater than his own.
All he wanted to do was kill these people in front of him. Firstly, he wanted to take revenge for the Ouyang Brothers and Lady Qin who had died and stabilize his heart. Secondly, he wanted to obtain the wealth Yang Kai possessed so that Scarlet Star could develop in the future.
But if the Chief Manager’s proposal succeeded, it would be more helpful than killing them.
Yue He was still a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, so with her help, Scarlet Star would be able to rise to a higher level. If she surrendered, Yang Kai wouldn’t be able to stir up any trouble. Wasn’t his wealth Scarlet Star’s?
What could be resolved without bloodshed was naturally more brilliant than fighting and killing.
But… would these fellows agree?
Sure enough, when Yue He heard this, she giggled and turned to look at Yang Kai, “Young Master, the Chief Manager wants us to submit to him.”
Yang Kai put on a stern face and coldly said, “In his dreams!”
Yue He looked towards Zhao Baichuan, “Chief Manager, you heard my Young Master’s answer.”
Zhao Baichuan glanced over at Yang Kai coldly, “Junior, you only have one life and only one chance, don’t make a mistake!” He couldn’t understand why Yue He, a Fifth Order Open heaven, would listen to Yang Kai.
Yang Kai arrogantly said, “If you kneel down and beg for mercy now and swear on your Dao Seal that you will follow this Young Master’s lead in the future, perhaps you can keep your dog life. Otherwise, the Ouyang Brothers and Lady Qinn ending will be your fate!”
Zhao Baichuan was furious, “Junior dares boast shamelessly!”
Seeing this, Chen Tian Fei knew that this matter couldn’t be settled, so he immediately shouted, “Attack!”
As soon as he finished speaking, the Low Rank Open Heaven masters who had been surrounding Yang Kai and the others all formed a series of hand seals, and in the blink of an eye, several dozen auras connected together, transforming into an invisible millstone that rushed towards them.
This Formation had previously been hidden and had not displayed its full power, but now that it had been activated, it was able to shatter the void, showing how extraordinary it was. Most importantly, this Formation was capable of sealing the Heavens and Earth, making it impossible for Yang Kai and the others to escape.
On the other hand, Yang Kai’s expression was indifferent and calm.
Yue He raised her hand to the sky and chuckled lightly, “You have the help of a Formation, I also have a Formation.”
Saying so, she gently lowered her hand and with a loud crack, a bolt of lightning suddenly struck down from the sky and landed on the head of a Low Rank Open Heaven.
The Low Rank Open Heaven cultivator sensed danger approaching and his expression changed greatly, but before he could react, the lightning struck him.
Silently, this Low Rank Open Heaven turned into dust and disappeared without a trace, leaving behind only a mark.
The Scarlet Star group’s expressions changed drastically, while Zhao Baichuan’s expression became one of shock, “How can you control this Spirit Array?”
The power of this lightning was obviously the Seven Skillful Land Formation's power, not Yue He’s own. Seven Skillful Heavenly Monarch had used this formation's power many times to resist the Flying Smoke Palace attacks, so Zhao Baichuan recognized it at a glance.
After all, this was a Second Class Force Great Array. Although Yue He had only refined half of the Formation Jade's power, she could still use a portion of its power.
The Open Heaven Stage cultivator who had died was only a Second Order cultivator, so he was unable to resist the power of the Great Array. This attack immediately succeeded.
Yue He giggled, “There are many things you don’t know.”
Heavenly Thunder fell from the sky, rumbling in all directions.
Zhao Baichuan and the others’ expressions changed as they cried out in alarm, each of them using various methods to resist.
The few of them had extraordinary strength and were able to resist the assault of this thunder, but those Low Rank Open Heaven cultivators were unlucky. As the thunder fell from the sky, no matter how hard they tried, they were unable to resist.
Screams rang out one after another as more than half of the dozens of Low Rank Open Heaven were instantly killed, and the Formation set up by Scarlet Star also collapsed. The pressure on Yang Kai and the others was greatly reduced, he immediately activated the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd and sent out a burst of Yuan Magnetic Divine Light, combining it with the power of thunder to attack their enemies.
Lu Xue held the Water Cold Sword in her hand. Sword light flashed and a cold aura filled the air.
The Scarlet Flood Dragon and Earth Dragon’s massive bodies also charged into the midst of the enemy forces, and the surviving Low Rank Open Heaven cultivators were all shocked.
“Lowly maid, stop!” Zhao Baichuan’s eyes bulged as he roared, the aura of the World Force surging towards Yue He.
Yue He smiled lightly and with a thought, the Great Array changed again and a thick mist appeared out of thin air, instantly enveloping the entire area, including her, Zhao Baichuan, Chen Tian Fei, and Bei Yushan in it.
The thick fog rolls, and the sounds of fighting could be heard from inside, mixed with the shouts of the Scarlet Star’s three Managers, but no one could be seen.
This was the advantage of controlling the Great Array. Yue He’s Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage was on par with Zhao Baichuan in terms of ability, but with the various changes in the Great Array, she could fight one against three and create an opportunity for Lu Xue to kill her enemies.
Scarlet Star originally had dozens of Low Rank Open Heaven masters, but they had been ambushed and killed by Yang Kai and the others, and more than half of them had been killed by Yue He’s control of the Formation's Thunder. Now, almost all of them were injured, and Lu Xue’s Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage aura filled the air, so how could they dare resist?
There was also Yang Kai holding the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light, a Sixth Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Light that filled the air and engulfed the world.
There was also the Scarlet Flood Dragon and Earth Dragon.
Low Rank Open Heaven died one after another as corpses fell from the sky one after another. In just a few dozen breaths of time, almost all of the surviving Low Rank Open Heaven had died, only a handful of them managing to survive.
Lu Xue wanted to kill them, but Yang Kai stopped her, “Don’t pursue a cornered enemy!”
Turning his head to look into the fog, the few Low Rank Open Heaven masters who had escaped were nothing to worry about. Right now, he had to deal with the remaining three Managers of Scarlet Star.
Although Yue He was relying on the power of the Great Array to fight one against three, she was still unable to completely refine the Formation Jade, so the power of the Great Array was limited. Now that it was one against three, it was hard to say how long she could trap them.
Suddenly, a burly figure rushed out from the fog. It was Bei Yushan.
This guy’s eyes were bloodshot and his body was filled with murderous intent. When he rushed out of the fog, he was still somewhat stunned.
Previously, when he was in the fog, he had been unable to display his full strength and couldn’t even find where Yue He was hiding, causing him to be filled with endless rage. As he rampaged through the fog, he didn’t expect to escape.
Looking around, he saw Yang Kai and Lu Xue, so he didn’t hesitate and shouted, “Die, thief!”
The ground beneath Bei Yushan’s feet cracked open as he rushed towards Yang Kai and Lu Xue like a ferocious beast.
Scarlet Flood Dragon and Earth Dragon danced forward, however, were sent flying by his punch, their massive bodies tumbling far away, smashing a large piece of the fruit garden.
TO BE CONTINUED...