Tang Zhan was exceedingly excited to see Xiang Shaoyun. They spent some time catching up before entering the main topic. Xiang Shaoyun told Tang Zhan that he was back to reclaim the Ziling Sect. Basically, he was trying to borrow some manpower from his Uncle Tang.
Xiang Shaoyun was not arrogant enough to believe that he could confidently reclaim the Ziling Sect with the few people he had. He needed more helpers. He also considered rebuilding the Overlord Legion. It would be troublesome to keep asking for the help of others whenever a problem cropped up, as that would only increase the number of favors he owed others.
Tang Zhan was the governor of the Bloodsin City, and one could say that he was the local tyrant. He had a considerable number of men under his command, so he instantly agreed to send some men to help Xiang Shaoyun.
"Shaoyun, remember what I told you. That Di Batian is rather capable. Your father used to trust him fully because Di Batian was also very intelligent in addition to being strong. After running the sect for all these years, Di Batian now has an iron grip over the entire sect. The people there might no longer acknowledge your position. You need to be very careful," reminded Tang Zhan.
"I have thought of that. Anyone getting in my way will simply be killed," said Xiang Shaoyun coldly.
After cultivating for 10 years, he was no longer the same naive young man—he was now a domineering overlord.
"Um, it's good that you have such determination. The only thing you need to deal with is the Di Clan behind Di Batian. That clan is a huge monster that you absolutely can't neglect," said Tang Zhan. "Based on my investigation in recent years, Di Batian is a member of a hermit clan, the Di Clan. He is probably a bastard child of the family. Due to his low status in the clan, he had decided to leave and build something for himself outside the clan. But he has recently regained contact with the Di Clan for some unknown reason. Now, although the Ziling Sect is nominally his, it is actually under Di Clan's control. You have to take that into consideration."
"Tell me more about this Di Clan," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Di Clan is both a hermit clan and an ancient clan. There are also rumors saying that they are bereaved royals and used to be a powerful imperial clan a long time ago, but they had been forced into seclusion due to their decline. After growing in the shadows, they are now a powerful tier-8 organization with a considerable number of Heaven Battling Realm experts," said Tang Zhan.
Xiang Shaoyun felt his pressure increasing after hearing that. How was he supposed to deal with an organization that powerful?'
"However, you don't have to worry too much. The Di Clan's territory is not located in the Celestial King Province. I don't really know where their main base is, though," said Tang Zhan. "You are still young. Although you are strong, how can you stand up against Di Batian? I can help you, but my advice is to wait until you're at the Heaven Battling Realm yourself before thinking about revenge."
Tang Zhan did not know what gave Xiang Shaoyun the confidence, but he did not think that Xiang Shaoyun stood a high chance of success. That was why he was trying hard to persuade Xiang Shaoyun to wait.
Xiang Shaoyun said solemnly, "If possible, I hope you can accompany me to the Ghostface Sect once."
This was a decision he had made after thinking it through. Apart from Devouring Ghost, he also needed someone else to apply additional pressure on Green Ghost, telling him that Xiang Shaoyun had his backers as well.
Tang Zhan raised his brow and said, "Kid, don't tell me you know that Green Ghost fellow."
Xiang Shaoyun nodded. "I know him by accident. I can't tell you the exact story. I only hope that you can come with me and show your face. I will have my way of borrowing their strength."
"If you can secure Green Ghost's help, you will have at least a 70 percent chance of succeeding," said Tang Zhan after some thought.
It was obvious he had high confidence in Green Ghost. In fact, he was even slightly fearful him. Several large organizations monopolized the power in the Bloodsin City. As the governor, Tang Zhan was supposed to be the local tyrant. However, he knew that the true local tyrant was the Ghostface Sect. They had been operating in the city for nearly 10,000 years. On the other hand, the position of the city governor would change hands every now and then. There was most definitely a secret about the sect that nobody knew.
Tang Zhan agreed to Xiang Shaoyun's request. Xiang Shaoyun did not forget to ask Tang Zhan for top-tier soul foundation forging materials. Unfortunately, Tang Zhan did not have any despite his wealth, and he only had mid-tier materials. Xiang Shaoyun was somewhat disappointed, but he also knew that top-tier materials were exceedingly rare. If they could be easily found, they wouldn't be top-tier materials.
They then headed for the Ghostface Sect. Tang Zhan was traveling in a low-profile manner and was seated in the same carriage Xiang Shaoyun was in. Devouring Ghost was still acting as the driver. Nobody knew that the governor was heading toward the Ghostface Sect.
When they arrived at the sect, Devouring Ghost did not even need to show any tokens as proof of identity. When the guards saw him, they immediately saluted him and moved out of the way.
Devouring Ghost was the grand sect master, and the people here were familiar with him. Nobody would dare to get in his way. He accompanied Xiang Shaoyun, Tang Zhan, and Tuoba Wan'er all the way to the main hall. Along the way, Tuoba Wan'er grew even more confused as to what was going on, but she suppressed her doubt. She knew that Xiang Shaoyun would give her a proper explanation later.
In recent years, Green Ghost had remained in the sect. Thus, he was able to come out the moment Xiang Shaoyun arrived. In truth, he was still doubtful that Xiang Shaoyun was the reincarnation of Xiang Dingtian. In fact, he inwardly viewed Xiang Shaoyun with disregard. If it wasn't for his master, he wouldn't have bothered to meet Xiang Shaoyun. After all, the gap between the two in terms of strength was too wide.
But when he finally saw Xiang Shaoyun, astonishment filled his eyes. The governor was actually standing beside Xiang Shaoyun. Although he had firmly established a foothold in the city, he had always maintained a low-profile. Thus, a conflict had never erupted between him and the city hall. He was confused as to why the governor had come.
"Green Ghost, the young master and governor are here to visit," said Devouring Ghost nonchalantly.
"You grace us with your presence, governor," said Green Ghost. He was obviously showing Tang Zhan sufficient respect, but he was also disregarding Xiang Shaoyun.
"Hehe, Shaoyun just returned from the Dragon Phoenix Academy. He mentioned visiting you, and I got curious, so I followed along as well. I was hoping to build a friendship with the great sect master of the Ghostface Sect. I hope you won't mind my visit, sect master."
Green Ghost had initially thought that Tang Zhan was either here for him or under Devouring Ghost's invitation. Thus, he was surprised to learn that Tang Zhan was actually here because of Xiang Shaoyun.Previous Chapter Next Chapter