The overall situation had been decided. If Heavenly Sword Union didn’t have a backup plan, Shen Liang and the others wouldn’t be able to make a comeback. However, Heavenly Sword Union was only a Second Class force after all. After Kong Feng’s death, it was already the limit to mobilize two Sixth Order masters to set up an ambush here. Even if there were more masters, it was impossible for them to appear here, Heavenly Sword Union’s headquarter still needed someone to guard it.
Unless the mastermind had other plans here, but that was unlikely.
Since the mastermind wanted to use the Proprietress to lure Yang Kai into the Shattered Heaven, he must have wanted to take action in Shattered Heaven. Shen Liang and the others were just the vanguard to test Yang Kai’s strength.
In fact, Shen Liang and the others had not obtained nothing. At the very least, they had exposed Zhu Jiu Yin and Qu Huachang, who had been secretly accompanying them. This news would not be able to escape the eyes of the mastermind, and when the time came, they would be able to target Zhu Jiu Yin.
Although he had some guesses, Yang Kai still didn’t dare to be careless. The Space Laws constantly surrounded his body, ready to escape at any moment.
Luan Bai Feng didn’t even have the strength to fight back in front of Zhu Jiu Yin and was seriously injured after just two or three exchanges, coughing up blood. This woman was quite decisive, knowing that she was no match for Zhu Jiu Yin and that if she fought for a long time, she would definitely die. It was unknown what kind of Divine Ability she had used, but in the blink of an eye, she had transformed into a streak of red light and disappeared into the distance.
Zhu Jiu Yin did not pursue. A Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator who was focused on escaping was not so easy to kill. Moreover, she was also afraid that there would be more ambushes nearby, so seeing that she could not kill Luan Bai Feng immediately, she simply gave up and turned to attack Shen Liang.
Shen Liang was so depressed that he almost vomited blood. One Yue He was enough to contend with him, and now with the addition of Zhu Jiu Yin, how could he possibly be her opponent? Even if he tried his best to resist, he was still beaten to the brink of death.
On the other side, when Jiang Yunshan, who was stopped by Qu Huachang, saw Luan Bai Feng escape, Shen Liang was in critical state, he immediately used all his strength to attack Qu Huachang before fleeing in another direction.
He knew that after being targeted by an existence like Zhu Jiu Yin, Shen Liang was finished. If he didn’t leave now, when Zhu Jiu Yin finished off Shen Liang, he would be next!
After Zhu Jiu Yin and Qu Huachang appeared, two of the three Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters managed to escape.
Shen Liang also wanted to escape, but how could he? Out of the corner of his eye, he saw his Vice Union Master run faster than a rabbit, his heart filled with grief and indignation, his face ashen!
In this life or death crisis, Shen Liang roared, “If you can spare my life, from now on, Heavenly Sword Union will follow Void Land’s lead!”
Zhu Jiu Yin placed a jade hand on his head, the violent energy in her palm pulsing like a snake's core as she turned to look at Yang Kai.
Seeing this, Shen Liang knew that his life and death was in Yang Kai’s hands, so how could he care about the difference in cultivation and status? He quickly begged, “This Shen is willing to swear a Heart Demon Oath, please spare my life, Sect Master Yang!”
Yang Kai remained unmoved and coldly shouted, “Kill!”
Shen Liang’s eyes bulged as Zhu Jiu Yin’s jade hand grabbed his head and twisted it, tearing it off. The headless corpse twitched a few times before falling silent!
If he really wanted to subdue Shen Liang, Yang Kai could use the Loyalty List. On the Loyalty List, there were only three names in it, a total of six pages left that could be used. Shen Liang’s Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage was unable to resist the power of the Loyalty List. As long as he left his mark and name on it, Yang Kai could control his life and death, like Chen Tian Fei, Hei He (Black River), and Yun Xinghua.
Perhaps he could use him to control Heavenly Sword Union.
However, Heavenly Sword Union had repeatedly commited crimes against him, so how could Yang Kai let them off so easily? He had already made up his mind that one day, when he was strong enough, he would wipe out Heavenly Sword Union from the 3000 Worlds!
It was laughable that Shen Liang, the new Union Master, only worked for two or three years before he was killed by the Void Land, and with Kong Feng included, two of Heavenly Sword Union’s Union Masters had been killed by Void Land’s people. This kind of deep hatred was impossible to resolve.
However, since Heavenly Sword Union was willing to help the other party, they should be mentally prepared to be broken.
“Many thanks for Senior’s help,” Yang Kai cupped his fists and thanked Zhu Jiu Yin.
Zhu Jiu coldly snorted, “If it weren’t for Luo'er desperate pleas, do you think this Queen would have come here? This Queen is just giving face to Luo'er, don’t flatter yourself.”
“Yes, yes, yes, it is Luo'er good fortune to be regarded highly by Senior,” Yang Kai nodded repeatedly, secretly laughing to himself. Under the guidance of Zhu Jiu Yin, Shan Qingluo had spent most of her time in secluded cultivation and knew nothing about the outside world, so how could she know that he had come out? Zhu Jiu Yin’s words were obviously just an excuse.
She was probably afraid that Shan Qingluo would blame her if something happened to him, so she had secretly followed him.
Yang Kai’s heart lit up, but he didn’t say anything.
“However, little brat, don’t forget the conditions you promised before. This Queen will help you this time. If you die, everything will be fine and this Queen will be able to break free from that Source Oath. If you are lucky enough to return alive, the previous oath will no longer count and from now on, this Queen will regain her freedom.”
“Of course!” Yang Kai nodded seriously, “Although this boy is young, he has always kept his word. After this trip, Senior will no longer be restrained.”
Zhu Jiu Yin’s expression relaxed slightly, “At least you know your place.”
Yang Kai turned to Qu Huachang and sighed, “Senior Sister, why did you come here?”
Qu Huachang put away her lute and grinned, “Since you have something to do here, I naturally have to come. Junior Brother, since you lack manpower, why didn’t you call me? If it weren’t for Senior Zhu’s invitation, I wouldn’t have known you had left the Void Land.”
Yang Kai suddenly realized that Qu Huachang had been invited by Zhu Jiu Yin and hesitated, “Senior Sister’s identity…”
Qu Huachang smiled and said, “I am only acting in my personal name, it has nothing to do with Yin-Yang Cave Heaven.”
Although she said so, she was still a disciple of Yin-Yang Cave Heaven, so after this trip, she would definitely be punished by Yin-Yang Cave Heaven. Perhaps it was because of her identity that Zhu Jiu Yin had specially called her here to make use of this opportunity.
Sighing lightly, he said, “Fine, no matter what, I must thank Senior Sister.”
Qu Huachang pursed her lips and smiled, “If Junior Brother is moved, you can offer yourself to me.”
Zhu Jiu Yin snorted coldly from the side, “Don’t try to flirt here, we’ve only just left the Void Territory and there’s already an ambush waiting for us. We don’t know how many more dangers we’ll have to face, so if we have time to talk about love, we might as well think about how to face those enemies.”
Yang Kai coughed lightly and said, “Since Senior has appeared, there shouldn’t be anyone who will make things difficult for me along the way, unless they want to fight to the death with Senior! Since those people have already used the Proprietress to lure me out, if they really want to fight, they will definitely choose Shattered Heaven.”
Zhu Jiu Yin thought for a moment before asking, “According to you, before we reach Shattered Heaven, we should all be safe?”
“That should be the case, but I can’t be certain. In any case, it’s best to be careful.”
“Saying that is the same as not saying anything,” Zhu Jiu Yin rolled her eyes.
Yang Kai rubbed his nose and said, “No matter what, let’s get on the road first. Right now, we can only take things one step at a time.”
Yue He’s wooden shuttle had already been destroyed, so Qu Huachang summoned a flying artifact and a group of people entered it, following the guidance of the Universe Chart.
Passing through one great region after another, Yang Kai was right; there were no more ambushes.
Luan Bai Feng and Jiang Yunshan had escaped in the previous battle, so the news that Zhu Jiu Yin was with Yang Kai must have reached some people’s ears. Zhu Jiu Yin’s strength was close to the Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage, so if he wanted to deal with her, he would need at least two Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage.
Just as Yang Kai had said, unless they wanted to fight to the death with Zhu Jiu Yin, they would not easily take action, but after cultivating for so many years, who wouldn’t cherish their own life? Who would want to fight to the death with a Holy Spirit?
However, he could clearly sense that someone was tailing him. This was within his expectations, so Yang Kai didn’t pay it any mind. Since his whereabouts had been exposed, he might as well go to Shattered Heaven. In any case, no matter what, he would be exposed sooner or later.
After coming out from the Void Land and passing through a Domain Gate for nearly two months, the finally arrived at the Shattered Heaven.
Yang Kai looked up and couldn’t help being stunned as he asked hesitantly, “Is this Shattered Heaven?”
In front of them, there was a place where the Shattered Spirit Province had been assembled. It was quite a large place, and on this place, there were many people, shops, and many cultivators.
Yang Kai had thought that Shattered Heaven was filled with dangers, so even if someone came to explore it, it wouldn’t be much. But now, it seemed that this place was quite lively. The Shattered Spirit Province was not only smaller than Void Star City, but it was also quite lively.
After two months of recuperation, Old Bai finally recovered and said, “This is Shattered Heaven, but it’s only the outermost region. Countless people have explored this place, so it’s not dangerous.”
“What’s going on over there?” Yang Kai pointed towards the Shattered Spirit Province.
“Where there are people, there will naturally be transactions. This is Shattered Heaven’s Star City, a place no one has jurisdiction over, and also the most chaotic place in the 3000 Worlds. Those who enter Shattered Heaven need a place to settle down and repair things, and those who come out of Shattered Heaven need a place to sell their treasures, so this Star City naturally formed.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly, “It’s quite lively.”
Old Bai said, “Of course it’s lively. In that place, there are countless people killing and robbing people every day.”
“I understand,” Yang Kai nodded, “Let’s go take a look.”
Old Bai frowned and said, “We can watch the fun at any time. I don’t know how the Proprietress is doing right now, so we should go find her first.”
Yang Kai patted him on the shoulder, “Believe me, I’m just as concerned about the Proprietress’ current situation as you are, but at that time, you didn’t know how she disappeared or where she was trapped. So what if you went? You didn’t go to Star City to watch the fun, but to wait for someone to come.”
When Old Bai heard this, he thought for a moment before hesitating, “You mean…”
Yang Kai said, “Those people wanted me to come to the Shattered Heaven, now that I’ve come here, what they want to do should be done. At the very least, we should inquire about the Proprietress’ situation and position.”
TO BE CONTINUED...