MARTIAL PEAK 4555
Yang Kai secretly clicked his tongue. According to Xin Peng, there were about two hundred Open Heaven Stage in the entire Black Prison. This number wasn’t small, ordinary forces really didn’t have that many Open Heaven Stage.
However, they were only Luan Bai Feng’s mining slaves, so there was no need to pay too much attention to them. If someone really got into a conflict with Luan Bai Feng, they definitely wouldn’t help. The only ones who could truly obtain Luan Bai Feng’s trust and move freely in the Black Prison were those thirty or so people.
“How many Sixth Order? How many Fifth Order?” Yang Kai asked again.
Xin Peng said, “Sir is wise. In Black Prison, there is only one Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, the Warden. As for Fifth Order, there are seven or eight, while the rest are below Fifth Order.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Luan Bai Feng is the only Sixth-Order?”
He had thought that there were at least several Sixth Order master in the Black Prison, so this answer surprised him a little, but in this way, it would be easier for him to act.
Xin Peng let out a bitter laugh, “The warden is very cautious and has been in charge of the Black Prison for so many years, she has never allowed her subordinates to advance to the Sixth Order. As long as they have the potential to advance, she will throw them into the depths of the Black Prison to mine.”
Yang Kai coldly snorted, “How ruthless.”
After pondering for a moment, Yang Kai asked again, “What do you need to buy this time?”
Xin Peng answered truthfully.
Yang Kai nodded, “You go to this Domain Star City first, I’ll wait here for you.”
Xin Peng didn’t know what Yang Kai’s plans were, but he didn’t dare ask, quickly replying, “Yes, Sir will wait here for a few days, this subordinate will quickly return.”
A moment later, Xin Peng left.
Yang Kai stood alone in the void, rubbing his chin thoughtfully. What he was certain of now was that Luan Bai Feng was in the Black Prison, so the only thing left to do was to lure her out of the Black Prison. Moreover, he had to ensure that she would emerge from the Domain Gate in front of him.
After carefully examining the Universe Chart, Yang Kai relaxed a little. Although the Black Prison had five Domain Gates that connected to five different Great Domains, if Luan Bai Feng really wanted to help Zuo Quan Hui and make things difficult for the Void Land, there was a high chance she would be coming out from this Domain Gate. After all, the distance from here was the shortest. If she were to take another route, she would have to take at least two more Great Domains, which would take a long time.
Now, the most important thing was to lure Luan Bai Feng out! Yang Kai had some confidence in this, but he wasn’t too sure.
Six days later, Xin Peng returned from the Star City of this great domain, and Yang Kai, who had been hiding in the shadows, immediately appeared. After carefully reminding him, Xin Peng nodded repeatedly, took note of what Yang Kai had said, and after a short while, entered the Domain Gate.
A day later, in a palace, Xin Peng stood below with his head lowered. In front of him, Luan Bai Feng was lying lazily on a recliner, holding an incense burner in her hand. Faint purple smoke wafted from the incense burner. Luan Bai Feng’s eyes narrowed slightly, her nose gently fluttering as purple smoke filled her mouth and nose.
“Did you buy it?” Luan Bai Feng asked casually.
“I've bought it!” Xin Peng respectfully replied before taking out a Space Ring and handing it over.
Beside Luan Bai Feng, a woman dressed like a maid walked forward, took the Space Ring, and retreated.
“You’ve worked hard,” Luan Bai Feng said lightly, her eyes still slightly narrowed.
“It is this subordinate’s honor to serve the Warden!” Xin Peng smiled and flattered, but didn’t immediately withdraw, because he knew that every time he went to the Star City to buy things, Luan Bai Feng would ask him more.
“En,” Luan Bai Feng replied lazily before asking, “Did anything interesting happen outside recently?”
Xin Peng looked down at his toes and nodded, “There are indeed a few.”
“Speak!” Luan Bai Feng’s slender jade fingers played with the purple smoke in front of her, her eyes blurred.
“The first thing is that the Dao Exchange Conference at the Yin-Yang Heaven has come to an end, and the winner is the Void Land's Lord, Yang Kai!”
“En?” Luan Bai Feng’s narrowed eyes opened slightly as a cold light flashed across them, “Yang Kai can actually win first place? He’s just a Fifth Order, how could he achieve such a feat? Are all the disciples of the Cave Heaven Paradise idiots?”
When Yang Kai advanced to the Open Heaven Stage, although she wasn’t present, she had already become enemies with the Void Land, so naturally she would inquire more about this matter. Knowing that Yang Kai was a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master wasn’t surprising.
Xin Peng said, “Warden, this subordinate heard that Yang Kai is not a Fifth Order, but a Sixth Order.”
“Sixth Order?” Luan Bai Feng’s eyes widened before she sneered, “Where did you hear such rumors from? He’s only a Fifth Order, there’s no doubt about it. It was witnessed by several High Rank Open Heaven, how could it be fake?”
“Subordinate doesn’t know where it went wrong, but this person is undoubtedly a Sixth Order master, and he even killed a person named Zhao Xing in Yin-Yang Heaven’s Dao Discussion.”
“Zhao Xing?” Luan Bai Feng’s hand paused for a moment before a thoughtful look appeared on her face, “This name sounds familiar, which disciple is it?”
“I heard he’s from Thousand Crane Paradise, and he’s a core disciple who has reached the Sixth Order!”
Luan Bai Feng’s eyes, which had yet to fully open, suddenly went wide as she stared down at Xin Peng, who was now sweating profusely.
Listening to Xin Peng’s words, she also remembered Zhao Xing. He was indeed a core disciple of Thousand Crane Paradise. Several decades ago, when he had reached the Sixth Order, many forces had gone to congratulate him, and Luan Bai Feng had also sent him a gift.
“Is that true?” Luan Bai Feng asked solemnly.
Xin Peng nervously replied, “The news has already spread, this subordinate doesn’t know if it’s true or false, but everyone says so.”
Luan Bai Feng blinked and muttered to herself, “There’s no smoke without fire. This news concerns the face of Thousand Crane Paradise. If it wasn’t true, Thousand Crane Paradise would have definitely stepped forward to refute the rumors, but now that it has spread, it’s highly likely to be true… Zhao Xing advanced to the Sixth Order a few dozen years ago, but Yang Kai actually killed him? Is he really a Sixth Order? What happened?”
After thinking about it for a while, she still couldn’t understand why Yang Kai had suddenly gone from the Fifth Order to the Sixth Order. Suddenly, she burst out laughing, her voice crisp and pleasant.
After a long time, she restrained her laughter and said, “If Yang Kai killed Zhao Xing, how could Thousand Crane Paradise let him go? Has the Void Land been razed to the ground?”
“No,” Xin Peng shook his head, “Because Zhao Xing died in the Dao Exchange Conference, Yin-Yang Heaven also intervened in this matter, so Thousand Crane Paradise was unable to openly avenge Zhao Xing. In the end, Zhao Xing’s master, Zuo Quan Hui, led his disciples and betrayed Thousand Crane Paradise.”
“Zuo Quan Hui betrayed Thousand Crane Paradise!” Luan Bai Feng was shocked, but for someone like her, after a moment of contemplation, she understood what had happened and snorted lightly, “Old fox! Continue.”
“Zuo Quan Hui led his faction’s Open Heaven Stage masters to the Void Land in order to kill Yang Kai, but after a great battle, not only was he injured, but even the other Sixth Order Disciple named Zhou Ti was killed!”
Luan Bai Feng was even more shocked, “Zuo Quan Hui was actually injured? Did you hear correctly?”
Xin Peng shook his head and said, “That’s what the outside world says. This matter has spread like wildfire in the Star City. If Warden doesn’t believe me, you can send someone to investigate.”
Luan Bai Feng shook her head slightly. It wasn’t that she didn’t believe Xin Peng’s words, she just felt that the rumors were wrong. After all, Zuo Quan Hui was a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage master, how could he be so easily injured?
Suddenly remembering something, she asked, “Did the two Holy Spirits from the Void Land attack?” Only the Holy Spirits could injure someone like Zuo Quan Hui.
Xin Peng respectfully replied, “I don’t think so. Rumor has it that from beginning to end, the two Holy Spirits never showed themselves. The number of Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters and Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage masters in the Void Land was enormous, with nine of them being Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters. At the time, Zuo Quan Hui was trying to save his own disciple, so he was accidentally injured.”
“Nine Sixth Order?” The more Luan Bai Feng listened, the more confused she became. She had been to the Void Land before and if there had been nine Sixth Order masters, would she have been able to return alive?
How many years had it been since the Hundred Force Alliance had besieged the Void Land? How could there be nine Sixth Order masters?
“Right now, Zuo Quan Hui should be recuperating, but in this subordinate’s opinion, after two Sixth Order Disciples were killed one after the other, Zuo Quan Hui and the Void Land must be having a fierce battle.”
Luan Bai Feng nodded slightly, “Zuo Quan Hui is a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator after all, he has lost face, so naturally he must retrieve his face back. Otherwise, how will he be able to stand tall in the future?” She waved her hand, “You may leave.”
“Yes!” Xin Peng didn’t dare say anything more and bowed before retreating.
The incense burner was still emitting purple smoke, but Luan Bai Feng was no longer interested, her long phoenix-like eyes flashing with a strange light as if she was thinking about something.
The personal maidservant asked gently, “Madam, do you need this subordinate to personally investigate?”
Luan Bai Feng slowly shook her head, “Rumors can’t be trusted. If I want to know what happened, I must find Zuo Quan Hui and ask him myself.”
The female maidservant said, “But if Zuo Quan Hui wants to heal his injuries, he must have found a hidden place, so who can find him?”
Luan Bai Feng unconsciously rubbed her fingers together, “Yes, who can find him? But the Void Land is indeed a problem…”
She didn’t want to believe that there were nine Sixth Order masters in the Void Land, but if that wasn’t the case, how could Zuo Quan Hui have been injured? No matter how she thought about it, it was only the Holy Spirit who had acted secretly.
She also paid a bit of attention to the Void Land. After all, they had already become enemies, so who knew if the Void Land would find an opportunity to seek revenge on the Black Prison.
After some time, the Void Land had gradually grown bigger, and those from the Hundred Force Alliance had all rushed over to apologize.
Luan Bai Feng sat in the Black Prison with a complicated environment and countless natural Formations. Originally, she didn’t care too much, but now it seemed that the Void Land had grown to the point where it had the potential to threaten her.
She alone couldn’t solve this hidden danger from the Void Land, so perhaps… she could ask Zuo Quan Hui to help her get rid of it.
TO BE CONTINUED...