The Dragon Pearl soared up and emitted a bright light, like a small golden sun. It had such amazing heat that it seemed as if it could smelt the earth.
As long as the Dragon Pearl could knock down the Langhuan Golden Bell, this block of the forbidden city would open. Then, the superiors in the 31st city could naturally discover that the Black Market monks were attacking the Silver Sky Mercenary Group.
Especially the imperial court.
The imperial court of the First Central Empire abhorred the Black Market. Once it was discovered that the Black Market monks appeared in the city, it would be the first to send a large army from the Ministry of War to destroy them.
Seeing that the Dragon Pearl would certainly collide with the Langhuan Golden Bell, suddenly, a thin, old man wearing a gray robe flew out above the Dragon Pearl.
The Gray Gowned Elder seemed to emerge out of thin air. It was extremely strange. He stepped into the void space and rushed toward the Dragon Pearl.
A purple crescent mark appeared on his glabella.
A sacred power rushed out of the crescent mark, then turned into a beam of light. The Dragon Pearl was knocked back upside down, then it hit the ground and made a loud noise.
The ground suddenly shook and a giant hole appeared.
The golden flame melted the mudstone around the giant hole and turned it into a black mirror.
“Someone can shoot down the Dragon Pearl!”
The faces of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group warriors all changed as they could feel the strength of that power.
The Gray Gowned Elder stopped and hung in the void space. His body exuded an imposing momentum that condensed into substantial waves and fell from the sky.
All the warriors in the Black Market and the Silver Sky Mercenary Group were suppressed to the ground.
Only a handful of people, such as Di Yi, Purple Wind Emissary, and Silvermoon, could stand still.
Zhang Ruochen immediately called back the Dragon Pearl and lifted it to the top of his head. He then continued to infuse Genuine Qi into it and borrow the power of the Dragon Pearl, and finally managed to resist the momentum of that old man.
Zhang Ruochen’s face changed as he recognized the Gray Gowned Elder standing in mid-air. He was a Half-Saint of the Black Market, Yuanying, who had saved Di Yi at the Tongming River.
A Half-Saint of the Black Market finally appeared!
Di Yi’s brows wrinkled as he cupped a fist in his palm and bowed. “Elder Yuanying.”
“Di Yi, you make me very disappointed, you have to deal with the Silver Sky Mercenary Group, but unexpectedly, you’re losing.” Devil Yuanying’s voice was a bit harsh.
Although Di Yi was a young master and his status was lofty, he only had a cultivation in the Heaven Realm. In front of a Half-Saint, he could only be regarded as a junior.
This action against Silvermoon was originally a Black Market experience for Di Yi and Seven Kills Emissary. Although Devil Yuanying also walked with them, he could only do something when they were in danger.
Di Yi did not explain it too much and said, “Elder, please give me another 15 minutes, I will defeat Zhang Ruochen and Silvermoon.”
“There is no time! The superiors from the Ministry of War have already arrived. We should go!”
Devil Yuanying coldly stared at Zhang Ruochen and Silvermoon for a brief moment and said, “Today, you are lucky.”
His sleeves waved and suddenly, a cold hurricane blowing from the east side of the sky flew at Zhang Ruochen and the warriors of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group.
Some warriors whose martial cultivations were low were torn to pieces by the hurricane and turned into bloody bones.
Zhang Ruochen only felt a whirlwind. When he fell to the ground again, the Black Market monks had disappeared. The ground was full of the remnants of corpses.
There were only 17 remaining warriors of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group.
The splendid buildings built by the Silver Sky Mercenary Group had all became ruins. Those mercenary soldiers were dead or injured, only 17 powerful warriors survived. It was a heavy loss.
Of course, the Silver Sky Mercenary Group had a lot of mercenary warriors to perform the tasks outside. The warriors they lost today were almost equal to 30% of the fighting power of the entire Mercenary Group.
“They’ve run away!”
Zhang Ruochen squeezed his fingers and thought with some regret that if he could have killed one or two Emissaries, it would really hurt the Black Market.
Training an Emissary cost more resources than raising a hundred Glazed Knights.
“I just clearly saw the appearance of a Half-Saint of the Black Market. How did he suddenly disappear?” Tu Ling carried a sword in the shape of a spiritual snake and took a deep breath. Her legs were still shaking.
Even a master of the Heaven Board such as her was still shivering and felt terrified in front of a Half-Saint.
“It must be that the Half-Saint of the 31st city had detected the change of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group and rushed over. Therefore, Devil Yuanying had to take the Black Market and immediately flee,” Zhang Ruochen surmised.
Zhang Ruochen’s glabella raised a Skyeye and looked at the sky above his head.
He saw two strands of the Half-Saint’s aura turn into two light columns. They fought and quickly rushed out of the 31st city and were rapidly going away.
The 31st city was a city of mercenaries. Not only did it have many masters, but it was also full of conflicts and killings. It was normal for the imperial court to send a Half-Saint to manage the city.
What was unknown was if the Half-Saint could contain Devil Yuanying.
Before long, a group of sergeants dressed in heavy black armor, riding tall savage beasts, rushed to the outside of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group and surrounded all the streets and alleys.
At the same time, a general dressed in a red cloak rode a brute elephant, which was a fourth-level savage beast, and entered the martial-arts arena of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group to communicate with Silvermoon.
“Commander of the Silvermoon Group, city governor, let me tell you Devil Yuanying has escaped with the masters of the Black Market. I now lead the City Guard and began to investigate the spies of the Black Market around the Silver Sky Mercenary Group.”
Hearing this sentence, Zhang Ruochen sighed.
Devil Yuanying and Di Yi still fled.
Under the blessing of the Sarira, Zhang Ruochen gained formidable power within a short time. However, when he collected the Sarira, a sense of weakness emanated from his bone marrow.
That was the side effect of using the Sarira.
Zhang Ruochen took the Dragon Pearl back in his body and no longer listened to the conversation between Silvermoon and the general. He sat on the ground and began to run his exercises to adjust his health.
As Genuine Qi flowed through his body, Zhang Ruochen gradually resolved the feeling of weakness.
When Zhang Ruochen reopened his eyes, the city guard of the 31st city had already withdrawn. They had taken away a large number of spies who were arranged around the Silver Sky Mercenary Group by the Black Market.
Di Yi dared to personally come to the 31st city to deal with the Silver Sky Mercenary Group. Of course, it had been arranged a long time ago.
Every spy was one of his chess pieces.
The City Guard pulled these spies out, which also caused a loss for the Black Market. In the future, the control of the Black Market in the 31st city would drop by a large margin.
“Zhang Ruochen, thank you for helping. Without you, the Silver Sky Mercenary Group would be doomed. In the future, if you need anything, just send word to the Silver Sky Mercenary Group, and even if it is very difficult, I will definitely come to help.”
Silvermoon went to the opposite side of Zhang Ruochen, lowered her proud head, held her fist in her palm and bowed her head to Zhang Ruochen.
Her wound in the lower abdomen had completely healed, and no scars were left on her white skin.
Of course, although trauma was invisible, internal injuries did not recover in a short moment.
Even though she had practiced the Glazed Treasured Body, it would take at least three days to return to her peak. Of course, it was precisely because she had practiced the Glazed Treasured Body that she was able to suffer severe injuries and survive.
If it were a different person, perhaps he would have already died.
Zhang Ruochen quickly said, “Commander Silvermoon, you are welcome. Di Yi is not only your enemy but also my enemy. In the future, we’ll still have many opportunities for cooperation.”
This time, although he used the first-level seal of the Sarira, and also eliminated Blood Spirit Queen, additionally, he also became acquainted with such a superior as Silvermoon.
In general, the gains outweighed the losses.
Seven Kills Emissary and the Glazed Knights were at Di Yi’s side, but there were also several friends beside Zhang Ruochen. However, few people could contend with Seven Kills Emissary.
After getting this ally, Silvermoon, in the future, Zhang Ruochen would no longer be so lonely and struggle to fight against Di Yi.
Silvermoon said, “This time, because you caused it, Di Yi’s action failed. He certainly will not give up on this and will also send masters to deal with you. Well! In the next half month, Nie Honglou will protect you until you formally enter Saint Academy and become a Saint.”
In half a month, Zhang Ruochen could formally enter Saint Academy to practice. Even if the Black Market was stronger, he would not dare to go to Saint Academy to kill him.
Nie Honglou was the deputy commander of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group. He was also a superior in the Sixth Change of the Fish-Dragon Realm. He alone could fight with two Glazed Knight Commanders, which proved his powerful strength.
With his protection, as long as they did not encounter masters as powerful as Purple Wind Emissary and Silvermoon, Zhang Ruochen would not be in any danger.
Zhang Ruochen not only saved Silvermoon, but also saved Nie Honglou. Nie Honglou was very grateful to Zhang Ruochen. He did not have any objections when he heard the arrangement of Silvermoon.
After a night of rest, Zhang Ruochen and Nie Honglou healed their injuries.
The next morning, they walked out of the 31st city and returned to the Seventh District.
Immediately upon returning to the Seventh District, Zhang Ruochen saw the Foreign Minister Elder in the Sword Sanctum, Lu Youcai.
Lu Youcai was fat and wore a gorgeous black golden armor that was bulging with his round belly. He squinted his eyes and had been waiting in Courier Station of the Martial Market.
He sat on a jade Taishi chair and saw Zhang Ruochen walk in. He immediately stood up and laughed. “Brother Zhang, there is already information on what you asked to do!”
“So fast!” Zhang Ruochen’s face glowed.
Lu Youcai looked at Nie Honglou, who was standing next to Zhang Ruochen, and revealed a hint of a strange look. “I’m sure this person is the mercenary master hired by Brother Zhang in the 31st city, the deputy commander of the Silver Sky Mercenary Group.”
“I’m Nie Honglou,” he said.
Lu Youcai nodded and no longer looked at Nie Honglou. He said, “Yesterday, Brother Zhang asked me to help you buy a house in the Seventh District. Today, somebody wants to transfer a house where a Half-Saint had lived. The price is 100 million Spiritual Crystals. Brother Zhang, do you want to see it? The owner of the Half-Saint former residence is a predecessor, and she also wants to meet you.”