Xiang Shaoyun clenched his fists as he muttered with calm eyes, “After 10 years of hard work, I finally reaped my gains today. Although I am still weaker than that old dog Di Batian, I am no longer fearful of him. I will kill every last one of his nine sons to avenge the deaths of the elders and my fellow sect members!”
He sent a sweeping glance at his surroundings and collected everything he could. He then looked at Big Black’s burial spot and said, “Rest in peace, Big Black. I will visit you again in the future.”
He then waited no longer and left using the formation in the secret s.p.a.ce. The formation was incredibly exquisite as one would only be able to enter using his blood essence. If anyone tried entering through force, the secret s.p.a.ce would be destroyed in its entirety. When Ye Chaomu, Duo Ji, Little White, and the others once again saw Xiang Shaoyun, they blanked out.
Looking at the extraordinary bearing he carried, they instantly felt that they were facing a divine being that they would never be able to approach. Just looking at him caused them to feel inferior, as though he was a divine being from the heavens while they were mere commoners. The clear distinction of inferior and superior beings made them feel uneasy.
Ye Chaomu was the only one who could fully ignore what she was feeling. She approached and looked at him with a look of infatuation. “Big brother, you’re even more handsome now. I love you so much.”
She then pounced on him and hugged him, not caring the slightest bit about how others were looking at them. Xiang Shaoyun rubbed his nose awkwardly, but he didn’t push her away. He knew her well, and he was aware that he had to let her do as she pleased.
“Alright, I’m done with my affair here. Time to enter the Ziling City,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he looked in a certain direction with a sharp glint in his eyes.
It had been 10 years, and the rage in his heart was burning fiercely.
Ye Chaomu held his hand and stood alongside him as she said, “Big brother, we will definitely retake Ziling Sect.”
“Yes. n.o.body can hope to stop our advance,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
The group wasted no time and started heading toward the Ziling City in a grandiose fas.h.i.+on. However, they wouldn’t be charging into Di Sect with just this group. First, they would group with the others before gathering their firepower to deal with the Di Sect.
Xiang Shaoyun could no longer hold his excitement. Inwardly, he thought, Father, if you’re still alive, please come back and watch how your son regains everything you have built.
The Ziling City was now known as the Di City. This was a flouris.h.i.+ng city. Even the civil strife back then did not affect the city’s prosperity. Numerous high buildings stood tall everywhere, and all sorts of stores selling numerous eye-catching products littered the city. Powerful cultivators with all sorts of weapons on their backs and gorgeous carriages pulled by powerful demonic beasts filled the streets, showcasing the city’s domineering might.
Here, the Di Clan was a true hegemon, while the Hong Clan was a local tyrant. Over the years, the Di Clan had focused on their inner affairs to consolidate Di Sect’s power. Thus, the city’s administration had been basically handed over to the Hong Clan. The Hong Clan patriarch, Hong Liliang, was the current city governor.
He was a henchman that had started following Di Batian a long time ago. Thanks to Di Batian, he now occupied the governor’s position. Back when Di Batian rose up in rebellion, Hong Liliang was the first person to show his support to him. He had also been one of those pursuing Xiang Shaoyun at that time.
Xiang Shaoyun had only been able to escape to the Soaring Dragon Province after braving through numerous dangers. One could say that Xiang Shaoyun harbored a great grudge against Hong Liliang and his clan. They were among his first targets to be eliminated.
At present, Hong Liliang was in a meeting with several other people in the governor’s manor. Hong Liliang was a rosy-faced middle-aged man. He looked righteous and fair, a person that one could easily trust.
Seated on the governor’s seat, he looked at the people across him and asked, “Why is Litao still not back here? Nothing had happened there, right?”
“I doubt so. Lord Litao went there with so many experts. Even if they can’t enter, they will still be able to leave,” replied someone.
“That’s right. The Buried Monarch Mountain Range only has some powerful demonic beasts. Not many existences there can threaten Lord Litao. Perhaps they will return in honor in a day or two,” said someone else.
“I hope so,” said Hong Liliang with a sigh. “The sect master has recently decreed that everyone should take note of that little b.a.s.t.a.r.d’s whereabouts. He might be returning for his revenge at any time. The moment he is discovered, we are to kill him without asking any questions. Additionally, take note of any strangers. That kid will probably come with helpers. We don’t want to be caught with our pants down.”
“Governor, is that little b.a.s.t.a.r.d really still alive?” asked someone anxiously.
“Yes, he has been living very well, in fact. I heard he is an Emperor already. He had even killed the eighth young master,” replied Hong Liliang.
“What? He’s actually brazen enough to kill the eighth young master?” exclaimed someone in shock.
“The grudge between them can’t be resolved anyway. Who wouldn’t he kill? That’s why he is definitely coming back for his revenge,” said Hong Liliang.
Just as someone else was about to speak, a series of sounds broke out from outside the room. However, the noise went away as quickly as it had come. Hong Liliang and the others instantly sensed something ominous and smelled blood in the air. They stood up and sent their senses outside, trying to figure out what was happening.
At the same time, Hong Liliang pointed at someone and commanded, “Go take a look outside.”
The selected person did not dare to disobey and left immediately. He was never seen again, as though he had vanished without a trace.
“Dang Er, Dang Er, are you dead? Come back and report your findings,” Hong Liliang shouted unhappily.
No reply came, and his heart thumped as he sensed that something big might have happened.
“Lord governor, why don’t we go out together?” proposed someone.
“Sure, let’s go. Don’t tell me all the guards are dead,” said Hong Liliang with a solemn nod.
Just as they were about to leave, a phantom shot inside through the door, giving them a fright.
When the phantom crashed onto the ground, they noticed that the phantom was none other than the person they had sent outside. He was dead. Before they could recover from their shock, several other phantoms flew in, causing them to hurriedly dodge aside in panic. It turned out that the phantoms were all corpses.
“Impudent! Who dares to kill members of the governor’s manor?” Hong Liliang berated with a frown.