All the Skeleton Gang members had returned, and Devouring Ghost had also come with Scarlet Flame Monarch. Xiang Shaoyun found that Scarlet Flame Monarch was now in much better shape. He had recovered a lot of his vitality, and his slightly crooked figure looked much more imposing than before.
However, the pa.s.sage of time and the torture he once suffered could not be hidden from his aged face. The appearance of someone like Scarlet Flame Monarch caused the Skeleton Gang members to panic.
As Scarlet Flame Monarch was still recovering, he still couldn’t fully restrain his presence as a Heaven Battling Realm expert. Thus, the people present started suffocating when he appeared.
When Du Xuanhao and Han Pojun sensed the pressure emanated by Scarlet Flame Monarch, they exclaimed inwardly, This fellow is extremely strong!
As they were now Sovereigns, their senses had naturally become much sharper. If it wasn’t for the fact that this person was brought here by Devouring Ghost, they would have asked Xiang Shaoyun to flee immediately at the sight of such an expert.
Such a mighty expert came before Xiang Shaoyun, knelt down, and said, “Scarlet Flame greets the young master.”
Everyone was shocked speechless. They had always known that Xiang Shaoyun probably had a powerful background, but they had never imagined that he would be able to make a super expert kneel and bow before him.
Xiang Shaoyun hurriedly stepped forth and said, “Don’t bother doing this in the future. There is no need for such formalities between us.”
“Yes, young master,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch with a nod. He then stood beside Xiang Shaoyun, taking his position as the guard.
Xiang Shaoyun sat down on his seat, scanned the people present, and said, “A thousand days the country nurtures its soldiers all for one day’s battle. I am gathering everyone here today because the time where I require your service has arrived. All of you are to come with me and take over a tier-7 organization. You are coming even if you’re unwilling. If we succeed, you will be rewarded based on your contributions. If we fail, just consider this as you guys giving your lives to me.”
He then had Celestial Skeleton organize the people. The strongest ones were picked out and given better equipment. They were also paid outright with some of the spirit crystals they were supposed to receive from the mission. These rewards served as a last minute encouragement to make them fight harder during the battle.
The group was split into over 10 different groups. A commander was appointed for each group, and everyone was given orders to head toward the Ziling Sect before hiding near it. Essentially, the entire army had been broken into pieces.
When Xiang Shaoyun arrived, they would be able to join the battle with a single wave of his arm, catching the Ziling Sect by complete surprise. It was a pity that Xiang Shaoyun still believed that his people were still quite weak. He still lacked Sovereigns.
“Young master, Green Ghost has gotten really impudent nowadays. He refuses to listen to even me. I am sorry, young master. When I recover my strength in the future, I will personally take care of that traitor,” said Devouring Ghost with a look of shame.
Xiang Shaoyun waved his hand and said, “Green Ghost is already used to being a sect master. He is naturally unwilling to follow the lead of a n.o.body like me. I understand that. I had thought that Uncle Tang would be able to help put him in his place, but he is surprisingly stubborn. It doesn’t matter. He will come to regret this in the future.”
Scarlet Flame Monarch said, “Each person has his own ambition. It has been 10,000 years. It is already surprising that he still maintains his respect for you. Forget him. Don’t blame yourself.”
Devouring Ghost nodded and stopped talking. However, the killing intent in his heart did not reduce one bit. He was Devouring Ghost, a person whose name would cause many to tremble in fear. After going through many tribulations, his temper had been tempered considerably. However, at his very core, he was still the same Devouring Ghost. He would not tolerate anyone showing his master scorn, even if that person was his disciple.
Before Xiang Shaoyun’s departure, Tang Zhan personally came to the Skeleton Gang with 20 Soul Foundation Realm experts. One of them was a peak Soul Foundation Realm expert, a controller of eight Devil Sovereign puppets. One could say that Tang Zhan had given Xiang Shaoyun great a.s.sistance.
Xiang Shaoyun was greatly moved. With this, he no longer lacked Sovereigns. He still felt that he needed more, but he was happy enough with what he had right now.
“Thank you, Uncle Tang,” said Xiang Shaoyun gratefully.
“You’re calling me uncle. It is only proper that I do something for you. It’s a pity that I can’t be there in person. Many changes have occurred at the Devil Domain in recent years, so I can’t abandon my post. I also can’t move any Heaven Battling Realm experts from here either. You need to be careful,” said Tang Zhan. “In truth, if you wait for 100 years, you will most definitely become a Heaven Battling Realm cultivator with your talent. It won’t be too late to gather your strength and take your revenge then. Why are you rus.h.i.+ng it?”
Tang Zhan’s words were reasonable. With Xiang Shaoyun’s talent, it was only a matter of time before he reached the Heaven Battling Realm.
“You’re right, Uncle Tang. However, I can’t wait that long. Someone like Di Batian is not worth 100 years of my time either. I will definitely take his head and appease the souls of Ziling Sect’s loyal followers,” said Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
When Tang Zhan saw that Xiang Shaoyun was determined, he stopped persuading. He could only pray for victory.
Yangzhan has an excellent son, lamented Tang Zhan inwardly.
Xiang Shaoyun made a new arrangement for the reinforcements from Tang Zhan the moment he received them. Scarlet Flame Monarch was made to lead the group. After 10,000 years of imprisonment, Scarlet Flame Monarch had largely been forgotten. Only those who knew him well back then would be able to recognize him now. Thus, Xiang Shaoyun was not worried that he would catch the attention of those top organizations.
More importantly, Scarlet Flame Monarch was strong enough to keep these helpers submissive. It was much better to have Scarlet Flame Monarch lead them than to keep them by his side.
Xiang Shaoyun was about to head straight for Cloud Margin City’s Xia Hamlet when he suddenly recalled a few people. He muttered, “I almost forgot those old friends. It’s about time I go pay them a visit.”
He then gave the order to search the city for the Seven Villains. Back then, he had suffered in their hands. Now, it was time for him to not only take his revenge but to make them work for him as well.
After all, the forces at Xiang Shaoyun’s disposal had exceeded the might of the Seven Villains. He was confident he could capture them. After about half a day, Ugly Gambler was discovered. He was having the time of his life in a certain casino. And thus, Xiang Shaoyun went over with the turtle and the toad.
“Ugly Gambler, Yao Jiaojiao, and Smiling Monk. These three once gave me a hard time. If they refuse to submit, I will be sure to teach them a lesson they will never forget,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a sneer.