The turtle decisively gave up on Du Wusheng and charged Yao Jiaojiao instead.
The toad charged Du Wusheng unhesitatingly. A clump of venom shot out of his mouth and surrounded Du Wusheng. The toad’s poison was incredibly powerful, but Du Wusheng showed no fear and spat out a clump of poisonous gas to neutralize the venom. Du Wusheng then took the initiative to attack with clawing attacks. It was as though countless poisonous bugs were surrounding the toad.
Myriad Poison Sutra!
That was what Du Wusheng cultivated, an extremely powerful yet rare technique. Few people would dare to cultivate this technique, as nine out of ten people would die. However, those who succeeded would gain mastery over the myriad poison and obtain great strength.
Over the years, Du Wusheng had lived a low-profile life. He was ranked last among the Seven Villains, but he was in truth a peak Sovereign. Not many people knew about that. His Myriad Poison Sutra wasn’t an offensive technique, but it suited him well. Thus, he was strong enough to match s.h.i.+ Lie, who was ranked second among the villains. Even Yao Jiaojiao wasn’t his match.
That was what gave him the courage to attempt this rescue mission. Little did he expect that his opponents actually had two powerful Demon Sovereigns. But it was now too late for him to rethink his actions.
The toad and Du Wusheng were evenly matched. One of them was the monarch of all poison while the other had planted his dao through poison. Both of them had mastery over powerful poison techniques, and the shockwaves of their battle were rapidly corroding their surroundings.
As for the battle between the turtle and Yao Jiaojiao, it was not one-sided either. The turtle might be stronger, but Yao Jiaojiao had an incredible footwork technique that allowed her to avoid his punches then launch her counterattacks.
Her attacks were exceedingly sharp, and her tender palms contained an earth-shattering might. If it wasn’t for the turtle’s incredible defenses, he would have suffered in the fight.
“Girl, you sure are slimy,” shouted the turtle as his fist energy s.h.i.+fted into an abstruse energy that enveloped the entire s.p.a.ce around them. Yao Jiaojiao’s surroundings were fully sealed, and she was forced to meet the attack head on.
Her face fell as two sharp swords shot out of her hands. She used them to repeatedly stab the turtle’s punch.
The swords and the punch collided, creating numerous sparks and shockwaves, kicking up a cloud of dust around them. She failed to stop the punch’s advance, and it struck her stomach and sent her flying away.
However, she acted like she hadn’t been punched and continued retreating, borrowing the punch’s impact. The turtle blanked out slightly, but he quickly gave chase. Alas, Yao Jiaojiao was so fast he was feeling helpless.
Just as Yao Jiaojiao thought that she had escaped, an aged figure noiselessly appeared in her way. The voice rang out from the figure, “Go and meet my young master. Do not force my hand, or someone will die.”
The aged figure was none other than Scarlet Flame Monarch. His presence of a Heaven Battling Realm expert pressed down on Yao Jiaojiao, causing her entire body to start trembling.
When the turtle saw Scarlet Flame Monarch appearing, he stopped chasing and turned back to help the toad. With his extraordinary poison technique, Du Wusheng was able to restrain even the toad. But with the turtle’s addition, he started having a hard time.
“Sigh. They must have come prepared. Looks like my effort is worthless, after all,” Du Wusheng lamented. A terrifying poisonous mist appeared above his nine-layered soul foundation before spreading all around him. Visibility dropped within the range of the mist, and n.o.body dared to approach for fear of being poisoned to death.
Taking advantage of the mist, Du Wusheng attempted to flee. Alas, he wasn’t able to get far before an incomparably terrifying aura locked onto him. He instantly stopped moving.
“Turn around. Your poison mastery is decent, but you have yet to reach a level where your poison is powerful enough to devour even Saints. You can’t pose any threat to me,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch bluntly.
“Sigh, I really wonder who Ugly Gambler offended for all this to happen,” said Du Wusheng with a sigh before withdrawing all his poison and surrendering alongside Yao Jiaojiao.
With the a.s.sistance of an expert like Scarlet Flame Monarch, they were able to reduce a lot of trouble. By the time Xiang Shaoyun finished his talk with Ugly Gambler, Yao Jiaojiao and Du Wusheng were already seated at the main hall.
Xiang Shaoyun arrived at the hall with Ugly Gambler. He first looked at Yao Jiaojiao with a smile and said, “Big sister, it has been a while. I trust you have been well.”
“Hehe, how have you been, young brother? So you’re the one who had caught this ugly b.a.s.t.a.r.d? You scared us. If we had known it was you, we wouldn’t have been as worried,” said Yao Jiaojiao. One ought to admit that she was a person with a rich experience in life, able to maintain such composure even when being held prisoner.
“I didn’t capture him. He was the one who had lost his life to me in a bet. That was why I brought him back with me,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he sat down on the main seat. He then looked at Du Wusheng and said, “This must be the famous Poison Physician, Lord Du Wusheng. I’ve long looked forward to meeting you.”
“I wonder where you come from, young brother? What business do you have with us?” asked Du Wusheng.
He a.s.sumed that Xiang Shaoyun was the young master of some powerful organization. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to get a Heaven Battling Realm expert to work for him.
“I’m here to solicit your help on one matter, but it looks like a few of you are still missing?” Xiang Shaoyun asked.
“They won’t come. Just be transparent with what you want. We will help if it’s something we can do,” said Yao Jiaojiao.
“That’s regretful to hear,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a sigh. He looked at Ugly Gambler and said, “Lord Gambler, tell them what I told you. I hope to gain the two lords’ a.s.sistance as well.”
He then signaled to Scarlet Flame Monarch before leaving the hall for the three villains.
With a guilty look, Ugly Gambler said, “It’s all my fault. I will make up for this in the future.”
“What’s the point of saying all that now? Just tell us what he wants from us,” said Yao Jiaojiao with a glare.
And thus, Ugly Gambler repeated what he had heard from Xiang Shaoyun.
“Making a move against a tier-7 organization. That could be both a big deal and a small deal,” said Yao Jiaojiao with a frown.
Du Wusheng sat down, shut his eyes, and said, “We have no other choices.”
“That’s right. If we refuse, we will suffer terribly,” said Ugly Gambler with a sigh.
“We can only hope that he will keep his word and release us once the matter is done,” said Yao Jiaojiao.
Right this moment, a cold voice rang out, “Release them, or none of you shall know peace.”