In his memories, the six of them worked together and helped each other. They were inseparable; their deep feelings for each other left a deep impression on him. They were akin to brothers, but all of them saw the purple-haired youth as their leader. The purple-haired youth was the strongest and the most arrogant and domineering of them all. He was born with the majesty of dragons and phoenixes, and none of his peers dared to challenge him. He was most definitely someone who had obtained great success at a young age.
The memories were still hazy and incomplete, and Xiang Shaoyun could only see a portion of them. He had a feeling he was the purple-haired young man, but at the same time, it felt so foreign and distant to him, as though what had happened to him was more than a simple reincarnation.
He retreated not far away, giving some s.p.a.ce for Scarlet Flame Monarch and Devouring Ghost to catch up. They had been separated for 10,000 years. They naturally had many things to say to each other.
Xiang Shaoyun sat down silently as he thought about the memory fragments he saw. Inwardly, he thought, If it is really reincarnation and anyone can awaken the memories from their past life, wouldn’t this be an extremely terrifying matter?
At this time, Scarlet Flame Monarch and Devouring Ghost had finally calmed their emotions. They walked toward Xiang Shaoyun, the joy on their faces apparent. Experts who had gone through numerous situations of life and death like them would rarely reveal their emotions on their faces. But now, their feelings were fully worn on their faces. It was clear just how emotional they were at this moment.
“Thank you, Master, for allowing us to meet again,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch respectfully.
“You are being too polite. Devouring Ghost is your brother, but am I not your brother as well?” said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile.
“Haha, that’s right. You’re our brother as well, young master. Back then, when the six of us rampaged over the world, which b.a.s.t.a.r.d dared not to kneel before us? Which young lady was not filled with admiration toward us? How great, carefree, and unrestrained that felt?” said Devouring Ghost with a tone of recollection.
“Yeah. If history can repeat, I can die without regrets,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch with a sigh.
“Alright. Stop being all melancholic. We still have plenty of time to drink, feast, and fight together,” said Xiang Shaoyun. “For now, we should focus on recovering Flame Monarch’s strength.”
“Master, you don’t have to worry about me anymore. With my freedom regained, I will definitely recover so long as I have enough resources,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch. He knew Xiang Shaoyun wasn’t very wealthy himself, and even wasting a large number of spirit crystals on him wouldn’t be useful. He might as well rely on himself to recover.
“Young master, let me handle matters concerning second brother. Green Ghost has quite a lot of treasures in his collection. I believe we have enough to help second brother recover,” said Devouring Ghost.
It had been a few years, and Devouring Ghost had reached fourth-stage Soul Foundation Realm. Of course, that was still far below his previous strength, but this wasn’t his original body. Even after fully adapting to it, he still needed to cultivate from scratch.
“Um. Since that is the case, both you and Du Xuanhao should return to the Bloodsin City and recuperate,” said Xiang Shaoyun. He then started asking Devouring Ghost about the city, but he was mainly concerned about Saber Emperor Du Xuanhao.
Devouring Ghost told Xiang Shaoyun all he knew. Xiang Shaoyun learned that Du Xuanhao had formed his soul foundation to become a Sovereign, and Xiang Shaoyun was overjoyed. After all, Du Xuanhao was the first expert to follow him. Moreover, Du Xuanhao had helped him greatly in the past. Deep inside, he respected Du Xuanhao as an elder brother.
Originally, Devouring Ghost planned to bring Du Xuanhao to search for the Saber Devil’s inheritance, but Du Xuanhao insisted on tempering himself for a few more years at the Bloodsin City. He wanted to further consolidate his cultivation before going off to search for the Saber Devil’s inheritance with Devouring Ghost.
Devouring Ghost also told Xiang Shaoyun that the Ghostface Sect and Skeleton Gang had merged and were growing healthily. However, they focused on progressing in a low-profile manner and growing their strength. They were working on building a powerful army that would help Xiang Shaoyun retake the Ziling Sect in the future.
One more thing worth mentioning was that the first three levels of the Devil Domain had seen the appearances of high-level devils. It was a source of worry, and many experts had come to the Bloodsin City to help suppress the devils. They were afraid that a disturbance similar to what had happened during ancient times would repeat—where many devils attacked the surface world. Such an attack would only throw the entire world into chaos.
The news also caused some worry to rise within Xiang Shaoyun, as though he could picture the terrifying scene of a ma.s.sive devil army invading the dominion. He s.h.i.+vered and said, “If the devils are really invading the dominion, can humans withstand their a.s.sault?”
“We won’t,” answered both Scarlet Flame Monarch and Devouring Ghost at the same time.
“You have so little confidence in humanity?” Xiang Shaoyun was astonished.
“Although we humans are prosperous right now, our physiques are innately weak. That is a fact. Few of us can reach the Saint Realm, and it is even harder for one of us to go beyond that realm. However, the Four Paramount Devil Clans have many individuals beyond the Devil Saint realm. We humans won’t be their match. During the chaos in ancient times, the devils had only been beaten back through the cooperation of the demonic beasts and many other races. Even so, the Imperial Nether Clan had been able to settle on the surface world. At that time, only one of the Four Paramount Devil Clans had attacked. If all four of them had attacked, the surface world would definitely face destruction,” said Scarlet Flame Monarch.
Devouring Ghost added, “However, it won’t be easy for the devils to invade. The super experts of the human race had placed a supreme formation to suppress the devils. To break through it, they need to pay a high price. Such matters are still too distant for us. Right now, you should focus on cultivating in the Dragon Phoenix Academy. After recovering your strength, what can’t we do, and where can’t we go? Even if the devils are to invade then, they won’t be able to do anything to you. Back then, you managed to get your name on the Contribution Stele’s top 10. Very few people are capable of being your match.”
“You’re right. Strength is everything,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a firm look. He then asked about Liang Zhuangmin. Before this, he had given Liang Zhuangmin a command token to go look for Devouring Ghost. With Devouring Ghost here, it proved that Liang Zhuangmin had successfully met Devouring Ghost.
“That little fellow is quite ambitious. He went to the Devil Domain alone,” said Devouring Ghost.
“It’s worrying to hear about him entering the Devil Domain with his strength,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a sigh.
“Don’t worry, young master. I know he has a close relations.h.i.+p with you, so I have someone protecting him in the dark. No help will be given unless absolutely necessary, so he will still be able to temper himself,” said Devouring Ghost.
“Um. You did well. To gain strength, one can only rely on oneself,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
He understood why Liang Zhuangmin wanted to enter the Devil Domain: to catch up with Wu Zhijun. If he couldn’t surpa.s.s her, how could he hope to have her as his woman?
Before sending off Scarlet Flame Monarch and Devouring Ghost, Xiang Shaoyun gave Devouring Ghost some dark origin energy. He also handed over a considerable amount of light elemental sovereign medicines. These were his gains from the angels, and since Devouring Ghost was now cultivating the powers of light and darkness, these gifts would be helpful.
Devouring Ghost had not expected Xiang Shaoyun to have so many treasures in his possession. He accepted them all without hesitation. In his eyes, everything the overlord did was right.