One of Zhang Ruochen’s hands pressed against Ao Xinyan’s body while he stretched out two fingers of the other.
Under the power of the Qi of Saint Dragon, fine gold dragon scales grew on the skin of his two fingers. They extended quickly and clasped the point of the Bluewater Dragon Patterned Sword.
Then, he snapped his fingers.
A powerful force passed from the tip of his fingers into the blade of the sword, and then finally into the arm of the Wei’s eldest son.
The gap between his index finger and thumb seemed to split open and it felt like all five of his fingers had been broken. The Bluewater Dragon Patterned Sword fell from his hand.
But Wei’s eldest son was a warrior on the Heaven Board. He had a wealth of fighting experience. After being forced back, he did not stop fighting. Instead, he immediately sent out the Phoenix Needle towards the center of Zhang Ruochen’s back.
Zhang Ruochen rolled up the Bluewater Dragon Patterned Sword with his Genuine Qi and held it in his hands. With a swing of his arm, a streak of Sword Breath flew out.
The Sword Breath struck the Phoenix Needle and turned it around. It struck Wei’s eldest son between his eyes and left a tiny spot of blood. The needle flew out of the back of his head and landed in a wooden column.
The tip of the needle was still dripping blood.
Wei’s eldest son held his head in his hands and knelt on the ground as he screamed in pain.
Before long, his head had turned blue. Blood flowed from all seven apertures of his head, and he died on the spot.
Ao Xinyang sucked in a cold breath as she watched Wei’s eldest son’s grotesque death. She secretly congratulated herself that fortunately, Zhang Ruochen had helped her refine the poison. Otherwise, the person now lying on the ground would have been her.
Although, Ao Xinyan still had an ungrateful expression on her face.
However, in her heart, she was very grateful to Zhang Ruochen.
Zhang Ruochen did not pull his palm away until the Qi of Saint Dragon had refined most of the poison in Ao Xinyan’s body.
“Eldest Brother, eldest brother…”
Wei’s second and fourth sons saw their dead elder brother, and their faces immediately turned deathly pale. They immediately knelt in front of the Red Wish Emissary and begged, “Your Excellency, you must avenge our brother.”
The Red Wish Emissary’s red lips curved, and she smiled wickedly. “It was you brothers who angered your enemy. What does it have to do with me? Since the eldest of you has already died, now, it is your turn! As long as you kill Zhang Ruochen, the Holy Sword and the beauty are all yours.”
Having seen Zhang Ruochen’s terrifying strength, how could the second and fourth Wei dare to fight with him?
With sorrowful faces, they said, “Your Excellency, Zhang Ruochen is too powerful. If we try to fight him, how is that different from death?”
A cold smile stretched across the Red Wish Emissary’s face. “If that’s the case, then what use do I have for you two lumps of crap?”
The Red Wish Emissary extended a long, slender finger and waved it in front the Wei brothers. Then, she lifted it up.
Suddenly, the two brothers went mad and squeezed each other’s necks tightly.
In the end, their necks became as thin as a red wine glass. Fresh blood flowed from the corners of their mouths as they fell to the ground together.
The deaths of the second and fourth Wei brothers were so strange. They actually choked each other to death! The hackles of all the warriors in the Star Hall rose as they stared in horror at the Red Wish Emissary.
This siren was even more dreadful than a demon.
Zhang Ruochen knew that the Red Wish Emissary had used sorcery to make the Weis hallucinate. Thus, they went crazy and choked each other to death.
No one could deny that those who practiced sorcery were truly very terrifying.
Regardless of how high a warrior’s cultivation, as long as his Spiritual Power was weaker than the Red Wish Emissary, he could fall prey to her sorcery.
Zhang Ruochen could see that the Red Wish Emissary’s Spiritual Power was very close to the 40th level.
In terms of Spiritual Power, many monks in the Fish-Dragon Realm could not compare with her.
A sudden shout rang out in the Star Hall, “How dare you! The imperial court’s Ministry of Way has clear orders. If someone dares to kill people on Myriad Chaos Mountain, they will be severely punished.”
A string of footsteps rang out.
Immediately after, Chief Steward Qi of the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern came in, leading four warriors wearing armor.
“Chief Steward Qi is coming!”
“Chief Steward Qi has finally arrived!”
Zhang Ruochen glanced towards Chief Steward Qi. This man looked to be about 40 years old. He wore armor, with straight brows and keen eyes. His figure was tall and sturdy. It was clear that he was an important figure.
Then, Zhang Ruochen took a look at the four warriors in armor following Chief Steward Qi. He thought to himself that it was no wonder Chief Steward Qi could help warriors secretly cross into the Primitive World of Wood Spirit. Turns out that the man himself was a high official in the Ministry of War.
The Red Wish Emissary stood up and gave a tinkling laugh. “Everyone saw that the second and fourth Wei brothers strangled each other. It has nothing to do with me at all. Chief Steward Qi, you cannot accuse me unjustly. I am quite a well-mannered person.”
Chief Steward Qi glanced towards the Red Wish Emissary, and then he looked at the 18 Glazed Knights and cursed secretly in his mind. Why were people from the Black Market Excellence Hall also sneaking into the Primitive World of Wood Spirit?
The imperial court had long supported the Martial Market Bank and suppressed the Black Market. But that was in Kunlun’s Field, while this was the Myriad Chaos Mountain.
Empress Chi Yao had ordered that whoever wished to go to the Battlefield of Primitive World to expand territory for mankind, regardless of whether they were warriors from the Black Market or the Moon Worship Demonic Sect, could all come to the Myriad Chaos Mountain. The Ministry of War was not to give them any difficulties.
Although Chief Steward Qi was not afraid of the Red Wish Emissary, he did not dare to offend the Black Market Excellence Hall. Thus, he only mentioned it and spoke no further.
Then, his gaze fell on the body of Wei’s eldest son. He asked, “Who killed him?”
Calmly, Zhang Ruochen said, “He was killed by his own Phoenix Needle.”
Chief Steward Qi looked at Zhang Ruochen.
Chief Steward Qi already had a general understanding of what had happened before he even came through the door. Thus, he knew about Zhang Ruochen’s identity as a Saint of the Saint Academy, and about the disciple of Sword Saint Xuan Ji.
Although Chief Steward Qi was an official of the Ministry of War with the support of the imperial court at his back, when he met a disciple of a sword saint, he still had to be extra polite. There was no need to offend the other party for the sake of a dead man.
In the end, he could only order people to carry out the three brothers’ bodies. Of course, Wei’s third son who had fainted earlier was also carried away.
Chief Steward Qi’s expression was slightly dark, and he was clearly in a bad mood. He said, “This is the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern. Since you are here, I trust that you know about the identity of our boss and how much power he has.”
“Regardless of whether it is Saints from the Saint Academy or Evil Warriors from the Black Market Excellence Hall, as long as you have come to the Myriad Chaos Mountain and to the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern, then you must abide by our rules. If anyone chooses to break the rules, regardless of who, they will suffer the consequences.”
At that moment, even the Red Wish Emissary appeared grave. She said nothing.
It was clear that even with her status, she did not desire to offend the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern.
Suddenly, Zhang Ruochen felt a light, fragrant wind coming in from a distance. Thus, he turned his gaze to look in the direction of the window.
He watched as an orange and white shadow flew in through the window. It condensed into a veil-covered girl. It was the Orange Star Emissary from the Black Market Excellence Hall.
The Orange Star Emissary’s beautiful eyes met Zhang Ruochen’s gaze above her veil.
Then, she walked towards the Red Wish Emissary. They gathered together in conference.
“The Red Wish Emissary, the Orange Star Emissary, and 18 Glazed Knights had all come to the Myriad Chaos Mountain at the same time. It looks like their target truly is me.”
Zhang Ruochen secretly raised his guard.
If it was just the Red Wish Emissary, Zhang Ruochen could handle her. But dealing with the additional Orange Star Emissary would be more troublesome.
Most importantly, Zhang Ruochen did not know how many masters the Black Market Excellence Hall had dispatched in total.
Had only the Red Wish Emissary and the Orange Star Emissary rushed over?
Chief Steward Qi continued, “The warship heading toward the Primitive World of Wood Spirit is heading out tomorrow morning. Monks whose cultivations have reached the Fish-Dragon Realm, please make your own way. Although the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern can help smuggle you across, we will not break the rules of the First Central Empire.”
The Ten Thousand Fields Tavern could help smuggle warriors into protected Primitive Worlds or ones that were controlled by a powerful Saint family. As long as they did not take it too far, the Ministry of War would turn a blind eye if they discovered it.
However, it would be different if the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern smuggled Monks in the Fish-Dragon Realm into the Primitive World of Wood Spirit.
These monks could devastate the Primitive World of Wood Spirit, and then they would certainly be discovered by high-level officials in the Ministry of War. If that happened, even the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern would suffer.
Chief Steward Qi continued, “When you are in the Primitive World of Wood Spirit, you can stay as long as you want, or you can stay forever. It is up to you. At the beginning of each month, a ship from the Ten Thousand Fields Tavern will go at a certain time to a particular place in the Primitive World of Wood Spirit. If you wish to leave, you only have to wait at the specified place. The ship will be able to bring you back.”
“Now, if you want to go, you may come to me to buy a ticket. Each ticket is 10,000 Spiritual Crystals.”
As soon as Chief Steward Qi finished talking, someone immediately exclaimed, “10,000 Spiritual Crystals for one ticket! It’s too expensive!”
Chief Steward Qi raised his voice and said, “If you can’t afford it, get out.”
It was truly extraordinarily expensive that a one-way ticket cost 10,000 Spiritual Crystals.
A lot of people had wanted to brave the dangers of the Primitive World of Wood Spirit, but after hearing the ticket price, they began to back down. In the end, a portion of the people left after balancing the losses and gains.
“Please give me three tickets, and you can keep the change!”
Ao Xinyan walked over, took out a green, superior quality Spiritual Crystal, and gave it to Chief Steward Qi.
One such superior quality, water nature Spiritual Crystal was worth at least 50,000 common Spiritual Crystals.
A smile appeared on Chief Steward Qi’s face, and he happily accepted the Spiritual Crystal. Afterward, he gave three tickets to Ao Xinyan.
Ao Xinyan came back, placed two tickets on the table, and said to Zhang Ruochen, “Earlier, you helped me to refine the poison, and now I have helped you buy a ticket. We’re even!”