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“Second Elder…” Shu Wancheng looked down towards the Second Elder on his left.

The Second Elder coughed violently, his face turning pale as blood leaked from the corner of his mouth. With great difficulty, he said, “Palace Master bright view, this old master’s illness has been acting up recently, and it just so happens that it is about time for it to act up again. Although I am willing to share Palace Master’s burden with you, I’m afraid that this will affect Palace Master’s plans.”

Shu Wancheng stared at him for a long time before nodding, “Since Second Elder’s illness has relapsed, you should rest well.” Turning to the other man, he asked, “Great Elder?”

Li Zhengqing stroked his beard and said, “Since Palace Master has given the order, this old master will naturally obey, but… my thirteenth concubine is about to give birth. In the next few days or so, can Palace Master delay this old master for a few days and wait for this old master to see his child before going to the Void Spirit Sword Sect?”

The group of Elders all stared at this old man in shock, and soon after, a burst of congratulatory voices rang out as the Great Elder responded with a smile.

Hearing this, Shu Wancheng’s eyes twitched. How could he not know that this was the Great Elder’s excuse? Who knew what kind of situation his thirteenth concubine was in? If she didn’t give birth, would they have to wait forever?

Everyone in the hall couldn’t help but let out a light snort.

Shu Wancheng’s body and mind were both exhausted as he looked down at the Elders of Heavenly Net Residence. Just as he was about to say he would personally take action, a strange sound suddenly rang out from outside the hall.

The weakest of the people present was also a Fourth Order Earth Rank master, so their hearing was naturally extraordinary, and they couldn’t help but look outside curiously.

“What’s the matter outside?” Shu Wancheng was filled with anger. It was one thing for the Elders to act in such a way, but now even the lowly disciples were acting so presumptuously. This Heavenly Net Residence was no longer the united force he had established back then.

There was no response.

Shu Wancheng’s brow wrinkled even more as he faintly felt that something was wrong. There was a faint smell of blood in the air.

Many Elders also became vigilant as the Second Elder frowned and said, “Something is wrong!”

“I’ll go take a look!” The Seventh Elder took the initiative to step forward, his figure flashing as he rushed out.

A moment later, there was a loud bang and a muffled groan from outside, causing everyone in the hall to hear it and their faces to darken as they all stood up from their chairs.

Shu Wancheng and Li Zhengqing looked at each other and saw the strong vigilance in each other’s eyes.

A figure slowly walked in from the outside. It was a handsome young man with a heroic figure, wearing a blue and white robe, holding an unsheathed sword in one hand and a person in the other. This person was none other than the Seventh Elder who had just rushed out to investigate the situation.

At this moment, the Seventh Elder, who is a Fifth Order Earth Rank cultivator, was unconscious, like a piece of rag being lifted by this young man. Although he weighed a dozen kilograms, it was as light as a feather in this young man’s hand. When he walked, not even the slightest sound could be heard, demonstrating his great strength and control.

“Who goes there?” The Second Elder asked in a dignified tone, faintly feeling that this young man was quite difficult to deal with. After all, to be able to knock out the Seventh Elder in a single exchange, his strength was not to be underestimated.

“Void Spirit Sword Sect, Yang Kai!” Yang Kai smiled brightly as he threw the man he was carrying into the hall.

“The Void Spirit Sword Sect’s Yang Kai?” Everyone was shocked.

Li Zhengqing narrowed his eyes and asked, “Are you the First Disciple of this generation’s Void Spirit Sword Sect?”

When everyone was discussing the matter just now, they had just mentioned this person, but who would have thought that this person would suddenly show up? Not only that, he was actually so bold as to dare intrude into the Great Hall of Heavenly Net Palace.

“Yes!” Yang Kai nodded.

“Did you kill Elder Zhan Boxiong?” Li Zhengqing asked again.


Li Zhengqing turned his head and exchanged a glance with Shu Wancheng, a look of suspicion flashing across his eyes. Logically speaking, Yang Kai should have been severely injured after activating the Clear Void Sword’s Sword Qi. Even if he didn’t die, he should have been crippled. It had only been a few days, so how could he still be standing here?

Even if he hadn’t died, he wouldn’t have been able to knock out the Seventh Elder. The gap between the Seventh Order Human Rank and Fifth Order Earth Rank was obvious.

Li Zhengqing frowned as he looked at Yang Kai and asked, “I’ll take it that you’re Yang Kai from the Void Spirit Sword Sect. Why have you come to my Heavenly Net Palace?”

Yang Kai grinned, “My Void Spirit Sword Sect has discovered a black jade mine and is currently lacking some miners. I heard that there are many people in Heavenly Net Residence, so… I’ll have to trouble you to submit to my Void Spirit Sword Sect and send some people to help me mine it! You should also know that my Void Spirit Sword Sect has very few people, so we don’t have any extra manpower.”

Hearing this, Shu Wancheng looked at Yang Kai with a strange expression, “You want my Heavenly Net Residence to submit to the Void Spirit Sword Sect? Did I hear wrongly, or did you say something wrong?”

Yang Kai looked at him and asked, “Are you Heavenly Net Residence's Palace Master, Shu Wancheng?”

“It is this Palace Master!” Shu Wancheng said solemnly.

As soon as his voice fell, he felt a strong gust of wind blowing towards him. Looking over, he saw that Yang Kai, who had been standing in far, had suddenly appeared in front of him.

With a clanging sound, a clear sword cry rang out and two figures crossed each other.

Everyone in the hall looked up in horror, only to see Yang Kai and Shu Wancheng standing three feet apart with their backs facing each other. Shu Wancheng stood in place, as if someone had cast a Fixed Body Spell on him. Yang Kai slowly sheathed his long sword.

Only at this moment did the dazzling sword light slowly dissipate.

“You…” Shu Wancheng opened his mouth, but a line of blood seeped out from between his eyebrows to his chin.

With a loud bang, Shu Wancheng’s body split into two, blood and internal organs splattering all over the ground as a thick stench of blood filled the air.

A sharp intake of breath rang out in the hall as all the Elders of Heavenly Net Residence turned to look at Yang Kai, all of them circulating their spiritual force to protect themselves.

Shu Wancheng had died!

The Palace Master of Heavenly Net Residence had been killed by this Yang Kai with a single sword strike!

They didn’t even see what was happening.

Shu Wancheng was the strongest cultivator in Heavenly Net Residence and was at the peak Earth Rank, just a step away from breaking through to the Heaven Rank. Such a powerful cultivator was like an ant, easily dismembered.

If Yang Kai had attacked any of them just now, none of them would have been able to resist. The threat of death made their hair stand on end, and their bodies went cold. They had never imagined that this young man would be so ruthless as to kill without a word.

“Where is Heavenly Net Residence's Great Elder?” Yang Kai turned around and looked down.

Li Zhengqing’s heart skipped a beat and he instinctively wanted to flee, but he clearly felt that the young man above him had locked onto him, so if he acted rashly, he was afraid he would immediately meet Shu Wancheng’s end.

Bracing himself, Li Zhengqing took a step forward and said, “This old master is the Great Elder of Heavenly Net Residence, may I ask what kind of advice your excellency has for me?”

At this point, he was certain that the person in front of him was definitely not the First Disciple of the current generation of the Void Spirit Sword Sect, because Yang Kai was only a Seventh Order Human Rank cultivator. However, the burst of power just now was clearly not limited to the Human Rank, he couldn’t sense his exact cultivation because the other party had restrained himself too quickly.

“Congratulations, from now on, you are the Palace Master of Heavenly Net Residence!” Yang Kai sat down on the seat that originally belonged to Shu Wancheng and looked down at Li Zhengqing.

Li Zhengqing was speechless and didn’t know how to respond. Although he had been waiting for Shu Wancheng to die so he could take the position of Palace Master, in this current situation, even if he was given the position of Palace Master, he wouldn’t dare to act rashly.

“In the future, this place will be my Void Spirit Sword Sect’s Heavenly Net Residence branch. All of you will remain Elders of Heavenly Net Residence,” Yang Kai ordered.

The Elders below all looked at each other, not knowing what Yang Kai was doing.

Li Zhengqing braced himself and asked, “May I ask what your purpose is?”

“Purpose?” Yang Kai scratched his chin, “Didn’t I just tell you that my Void Spirit Sword Sect needs miners, so I want you to send some people to help me mine them!”

“Is that all?” Li Zhengqing stared at Yang Kai in disbelief.

“What else do you think?” Yang Kai also looked at him.

Li Zhengqing looked at the two halves of Shu Wancheng’s corpse on the ground and let out a long sigh. His Palace Master’s death was truly unjust. Because of this small matter, he had been killed without even knowing the truth.

“If it’s just this matter, this old master can make the decision to agree. My Heavenly Net Residence has at least five or six hundred disciples, so mining the Black Jade Mine shouldn’t be a problem.” No matter what he agreed to, he would act according to the circumstances in the future.

“Good,” Yang Kai nodded, “In addition, this King has also brought some small gifts for everyone here as a greeting gift.”

Saying so, he took out a jade bottle from his chest pocket and opened it. With a wave of his hand, a number of round objects flew out and flew towards the Elders.

Li Zhengqing and the others reached out and caught it, only to see a light green pill the size of a soybean in their hands. Immediately, their faces tightened as they looked up and asked, “What is this?”

“Poison Pill!” Yang Kai replied with a smile.

Although Li Zhengqing had some guesses in his heart, when Yang Kai personally admitted it, Li Zhengqing’s eyes still twitched.

“You don’t need to worry about what kind of poison pill this is. All you need to know is that after taking it, you must take the antidote once a month, otherwise you will suffer the pain of having your meridians torn apart by ten thousand ants. At that time, you will definitely suffer a fate worse than death!”

With Yang Kai’s attainments in the Dao of Alchemy, it was naturally easy for him to refine these small things. Previously, he had found some herbs in the city below the mountain and refined these things. Now that he was in need of manpower, he didn’t have time to use his personal charm to conquer others, so he could only use these inferior methods.

Although it was somewhat despicable, it was simple and convenient.

Suppressing the anger in his heart, Li Zhengqing looked at Yang Kai and asked, “Is this the little gift you brought us?”

“Does Palace Master not like it?” Yang Kai asked with a smile.

'Only a fool would like such a thing,' Li Zhengqing thought to himself.

“Eat! Why aren’t you eating! If you don’t eat, you won’t give me any face. If you don’t give me any face, you won’t have a good end!” Yang Kai placed the Clear Void Sword in front of him and crossed his hands over the hilt of his sword, his expression slightly gloomy.


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