Heavenly Martial City’s City Lord had suddenly died and the entire city was in grief!
Although everyone had long heard that the City Lord was old and his lifespan was short, when this news spread, many people still found it difficult to accept.
Many shops and people consciously hung white silk in front of their doors to pay their respects to City Lord Miao Hong.
On the second floor of Heavenly Net Residence's shop, Yang Kai stood by the window.
Du Youyou stood next to him and followed his gaze. As if seeing something novel, she asked curiously, “What is Sir looking at?”
“A storm is coming!” Yang Kai shouted.
Du Youyou looked up at the bright sun and wondered if there was something wrong with Yang Kai’s eyes.
“There may be people coming to find me later, so just inform me when the time comes,” Yang Kai said before returning to his room. He had already handed over the antidote to the Turtle Breath Pill to Huang Da in advance, so it was foreseeable that there would be a bloody battle in the City Lord’s Mansion. He didn’t plan on participating in this matter, so he just needed to wait.
The only thing he was interested in right now was the approaching Heaven Pill Master, Gao Xinpeng. The pill recipe for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill still had to fall into his hands.
In less than a day after Miao Hong’s death, Gao Xinpeng arrived. Heaven Pill Master had an extremely high status in the Divine Weapon World, so when he arrived, it caused a great stir and many people ran off to watch.
As a Heaven Pill Master from Profound Pill Sect, Gao Xinpeng was naturally quickly welcomed into the City Lord’s Mansion.
It wasn’t until late at night that Du Youyou suddenly knocked on the door and said, “Sir, a deacon named Huang Da from the City Lord’s Mansion has come and requested to see Sir. In addition, Shi Minghui has also returned.”
“Got it,” Yang Kai replied before standing up and walking out.
Outside the shop, Huang Da was indeed waiting, and beside him stood Shi Minghui, who wore a look of shame on his face. When he saw Yang Kai, he blushed and said, “This subordinate has failed in his task, please punish me.”
He had only gone to offer two pills, yet he had been locked up for seven or eight days. Shi Minghui also felt that he was too incompetent.
However, just as Huang Da had said, the City Lord’s Mansion was currently in a state of turmoil, and the City Lord’s wife, Qin Youshuang, and Vice City Lord Kou Yong didn’t want to complicate matters, so Shi Minghui was only imprisoned and not abused.
“It’s not your fault, rest well,” Yang Kai waved his hand and cupped his fists towards Huang Da, “Deacon Huang!”
Huang Da returned the courtesy, “Little brother is too polite, the City Lord has asked this little brother to enter the City Lord’s Mansion for a chat.”
Yang Kai had expected this and nodded, “Lead the way.” Turning around, he called out to Du Youyou, “You too.”
Du Youyou quickly responded, with a look of confusion on her face. Just now, she had clearly heard Huang Da say that the City Lord had invited him, but the City Lord… hadn’t he suddenly died? Could it be that Heavenly Martial City had a new City Lord so quickly?
Although Yang Kai had visited the City Lord’s Mansion many times in the past few days, this was the first time he had entered so openly.
Walking along the road, Du Youyou’s face was filled with horror. The surrounding guards were cleaning the ground, which was covered in dried blood and traces of battle. It was obvious that a great battle had taken place here.
He couldn’t understand why there were people fighting inside the City Lord’s Mansion.
Soon, under Huang Da’s lead, the two of them arrived at a grand hall that was brightly lit and filled with the scent of blood. Heavenly Martial City’s City Lord, Miao Hong, was sitting at the head of the table. Seeing Yang Kai arrive, he laughed and stood up to greet him, “Little brother, I’ve been waiting for you.”
“Seeing that the City Lord is fine, this Yang can finally relax,” Yang Kai said.
“It’s all thanks to you that this City Lord can stand here alive. Come, come, let me introduce you to an honored guest!”
Saying so, he grabbed Yang Kai’s arm and led him into the hall.
At a glance, Yang Kai saw a man sitting at the head of the table on the left. This man’s appearance was quite ordinary, wearing a light blue robe. At this moment, he was staring at Yang Kai.
Behind this man stood a man and a woman, their auras restrained, but Yang Kai could clearly sense the terrifying power contained within their bodies.
These two, like Miao Hong, were probably peak Heaven Rank masters!
At this moment, however, they stood behind the man like guards. Yang Kai immediately knew that this man was his target this time, Heaven Pill Master Gao Xinpeng.
Sure enough, Miao Hong pointed at Gao Xinpeng and introduced, “Little brother, this is Alchemist Gao from Profound Pill Sect!”
Yang Kai nodded lightly, “I’ve heard a lot about you!”
Gao Xinpeng looked at him with interest, but the two guards behind him had cold looks on their faces as a chill ran down their spines towards Yang Kai. Heaven Pill Master had a high status, so even if ordinary people didn’t pay their respects to them, they wouldn’t act as arrogantly as Yang Kai, naturally making them unhappy.
Miao Hong was also a bit surprised, but considering the various help Yang Kai had given him before, he didn’t say anything and simply smiled, “Brother Gao, this is the Little Brother Yang I mentioned to you. This Miao was able to turn misfortune into good fortune thanks to Little Brother Yang’s help. This one is just like you, he is my savior.”
Gao Xinpeng nodded slightly and smiled, “When I heard the City Lord mention this before, I couldn’t believe it, but now it seems that heroes really do emerge from the young. I’ve seen your Vitality Pill and Turtle Breath Pill, the refining method is quite unique, and the way the herbs are distributed is also quite creative, allowing me to gain quite a bit. Are you an Earth Pill Master?”
“It should be!” Yang Kai smiled.
Gao Xinpeng was stunned, “What do you mean it should be? Forget it, since you were able to refine those two pills, you definitely have the foundation of an Earth Pill Master. To be able to teach a Pill Master like you, it seems your Master must be extraordinary.”
As a Heaven Pill Master, Gao Xinpeng had the qualifications to not put Earth Pill Master in his eyes, but Yang Kai was different. At such a young age, his future was limitless. If not for this, he would not have been so polite.
Yang Kai casually replied, “Perhaps, the Master who taught me Alchemy didn’t mention his origins, so I’m not too sure.”
Gao Xinpeng nodded slightly, “There are many such masters in this world. If possible, could Little Brother introduce them to me so that I can have the opportunity to pay a visit to your master!”
To be able to teach a disciple like Yang Kai, this secluded Alchemist was definitely at least a Heaven Pill Master, so naturally he was qualified to discuss the Dao with him.
Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “I’m afraid this will disappoint Pill Master Gao. To tell you the truth, my master taught me for a few years when I was still young, but after that, he left and i have never heard any news of him again.”
Sure enough, Gao Xinpeng showed a look of disappointment, “So it’s like that, what a pity!”
Miao Hong chuckled, “Let’s sit down and talk.”
After Yang Kai sat down, Miao Hong said, “Both of you are my saviors. If it weren’t for your help, I, Miao Hong, would have died a long time ago.” Yang Kai had helped him extend his lifespan by delaying the arrival of Gao Xinpeng, while the two peak Heaven Rank masters brought by Gao Xinpeng had helped him purge all the evil in the City Lord’s Mansion and regain control of Heavenly Martial City!
As for what happened to Kou Yong and the others, Yang Kai couldn’t be bothered to ask. He estimated that they wouldn’t have an easy time. Perhaps Kou Yong had contributed to the bloody atmosphere in the main hall.
“Brother Gao and I have known each other for several dozen years and have a close friendship. This City Lord will not say any words of thanks.”
Gao Xinpeng chuckled, “If it weren’t for City Lord’s help back then, this Gao wouldn’t be here today. If City Lord is in trouble, this Gao will naturally help!”
Miao Hong nodded slightly and turned to look at Yang Kai, “Little Brother, you’ve never met me before, but you’re so kind and warm-hearted that this City Lord is extremely grateful. This City Lord also said before that in the future, you’ll be greatly rewarded! Little Brother, if you have any wishes, feel free to say them. This City Lord will not refuse anything that is within my power!”
It was obvious that he was in a good mood, and his words in front of Gao Xinpeng showed his sincerity.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before nodding, “There is one thing I hope City Lord can help me with.”
“Go ahead!” Miao Hong smiled at him.
Yang Kai turned to look at Gao Xinpeng, “I want to compete with Pill Master Gao in Alchemy!”
The smile on Miao Hong’s face slowly became stiff while Gao Xinpeng wore a look of surprise. The two guards behind him also shouted in unison, “Impudence!”
Gao Xinpeng raised his hand and looked at Yang Kai curiously, “You want to compete with me in Alchemy?”
“Yes, Pill Master Gao, please grant my request!” Yang Kai said seriously.
Gao Xinpeng couldn’t help laughing, “You’re an Earth Pill Master while I’m a Heaven Pill Master. With the difference in our realms, how can we compete?”
Yang Kai said, “I’ve never sparred with other Alchemists before, so I really want to know the difference between myself and others. Today, it’s rare for me to meet a pill master like Pill Master Gao, so… I’m a bit itchy!”
Miao Hong said with a strange look on his face, “Little brother, your master didn’t tell you that the competition between Alchemists is a very serious matter. If it weren’t for the enmity between them, he wouldn’t have made such a request so easily.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Is that so?”
Turning to look at Du Youyou, this woman nodded with a pale face, “Yes!”
Just now, when she heard that Yang Kai wanted to compete with Gao Xinpeng in Alchemy, she was so frightened she almost fell to the ground.
Miao Hong couldn’t help laughing as he shook his head, “Little brother’s actions are equivalent to pointing a sword at this Miao and saying you want to fight to the death with me!”
Yang Kai suddenly understood why the two guards behind Gao Xinpeng had reacted so strongly just now. It seemed like his request has the meaning of provoking Gao Xinpeng.
Fortunately, Gao Xinpeng was not a petty person, otherwise he would have fallen out with him.
Yang Kai blushed with shame and cupped his fists, “This Yang is ignorant, please forgive me, Pill Master Gao!”
Gao Xinpeng smiled and said, “It seems your Master didn’t tell you too much about the taboos between Alchemists…”
Yang Kai didn’t know what to say. He had a bullshit 'Master', the only master he has in the Divine Weapon World is the Sect Master of the Void Spirit Sword Sect. He just talk casually to deal with Gao Xinpeng. But if he couldn’t compete with Gao Xinpeng, how could he obtain the pill recipe for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill?
Just as he was feeling conflicted, Gao Xinpeng suddenly said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve encountered something so interesting. How about this, let’s exchange some pointers.”
TO BE CONTINUED...