One could say that Xiang Shaoyun was very benevolent to the members of the Di Sect. Anyone else in his position would have killed them all.
"Xiang Shaoyun, I don't care about your reason for occupying our sect. Dream on if you want us to submit. I demand to leave immediately," said someone unyieldingly.
He then took the lead to leave, and some other people followed him. But before they could go far, Devouring Ghost's blood demon clone appeared before them like a specter. The blood demon transformed into several blood demons before pouncing on them to consume their blood.
They wailed and struggled to no avail. Eventually, they were all reduced into a pile of human skin. It was a gruesome scene for many Di Sect members. Some of the youngsters started vomiting, and some started trembling in fear. Having their blood consumed was way too scary a way to die.
"Don't be afraid, everyone. I am the killer, not my young master," said Devouring Ghost after withdrawing his blood demon.
Devouring Ghost stood behind Xiang Shaoyun like the most faithful of servants. When the people of the Di Sect looked at Xiang Shaoyun once again, their eyes were filled with dread. Since Xiang Shaoyun had such an evil person by his side, it was clear that he was an evil person himself.
"I am willing to submit and serve you with my life, sect master," someone hurriedly made a stance.
With someone taking the lead, most of them hurriedly knelt down and swore their loyalty as well, "I am willing to submit and serve you with my life, sect master."
Of course, some were still indignant, but when they saw so many people kneeling, they hurriedly knelt. They planned to serve him temporarily before looking for a way to flee safely.
Naturally, that was something Xiang Shaoyun had expected. He did not fear their betrayal. In any case, recruiting them was only a stopgap measure. He still needed to recruit his own people into the sect.
"Excellent. Elder Duo Ji will be in charge of settling all of you down. Remember to obey his command, or the consequences will be severe," said Xiang Shaoyun indifferently. "Also, from now on, this place is called the Ziling Sect, not the Di Sect. If I hear anyone claiming to be from the Di Sect, they will be executed without mercy."
He then ignored them and returned to the grand hall. Duo Ji had Xia Liuhui help him as they started making arrangements for the former Di Sect members.
"Master, can I get some rest first?" asked Xia Liuhui, who was trying to look for a chance to slack off.
"Get your ass to work if you're not dead. When you take over my position in the future, be sure to serve the sect master well," said Duo Ji as he gave Xia Liuhui a kick.
"Fine, fine, I'll get to work now," said Xia Liuhui as he hurriedly scrambled back on his feet.
And thus, the two got to work and started dealing with the former Di Sect members. Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun personally arranged the accommodations for Ye Chaomu, Tuoba Wan'er, and Gong Qinyin.
Behind the grand hall was the rear court where the sect master resided. Xiang Shaoyun settled them there. In any case, they could be considered his women, so it didn't matter that they stayed there.
As for Scarlet Flame Monarch, Old Urchin, and the others, they each went looking for a random temporary residence. In any case, there were a lot of houses in the sect, so they could easily find a place to stay. They were cultivators, and something like accommodation was really a minor issue that they weren't bothered about.
Afterward, Xiang Shaoyun did not stop to rest. He wandered around the sect and restored the formations, which he had destroyed. Some of them could no longer be repaired. However, some had only suffered minor damage and would work fine so long as he replaced their formation eyes.
Formation eyes would either be made of spirit crystals or demonic cores, and they acted as the node that connected all the formation lines together. When connected, the node and lines could unleash the formation's power, which could be either offensive or defensive in nature.
After multiple battles, Xiang Shaoyun was greatly exhausted. But with the astral cosmos sea, he had consumed a decent amount of spirit crystals and herbs to replenish his energy. With his comprehension of the nine profundities, he could continuously absorb the ambient energy around him to replenish himself, which was why he still had the energy to repair the formations.
"Looks like I can only focus on repairing the main formation for now. The other smaller formations will have to wait," muttered Xiang Shaoyun after taking a look at all the formations. He decided to prioritize the formation that was right before the main peak.
He had detonated several of the main formation's formation eyes, so it had suffered quite a lot of damage. However, the main formation also contained the highest-grade formation, and it was capable of offense and defense. The formation would be extremely useful once it was functional again.
First, Xiang Shaoyun replaced the damaged formation eyes. Next, he rearranged the formation lines while adding additional complicated formation lines to the formation. The new lines would effectively enhance the formation's might, making it even stronger than before.
Xiang Shaoyun had not known about formations in the past, but after regaining his memories from two lifetimes ago, he had awakened great mastery over formations out of nowhere. Thus, he could now easily lay out any formations he wanted.
After half a day, Xiang Shaoyun managed to fully restore the main formation. As for the small formations, he ignored them for now. He headed toward Old Yao and Yao Qian's residence. Over the years, Old Yao had stayed relatively peacefully in the sect, so he knew more about the sect. They needed to talk, and Xiang Shaoyun also wanted to find out more about his father.
When he arrived at Yao Peak, he saw Yao Qian sitting alone at a certain corner while tearing a flower apart petal by petal, muttering, "Like, doesn't like, like, doesn't like..."
Xiang Shaoyun did not know what she was doing. He noiselessly came beside her and asked, "Little Qian, what are you doing?"
"Ahhh. N-Nothing," said Yao Qian, who was given a fright because she hadn't noticed him coming. Her face also blushed when she noticed that it was him.
She stood up, but her body was so weak that she staggered and nearly collapsed onto the ground. Xiang Shaoyun swiftly caught her, and it was unknown if Yao Qian was light-headed or not, but she actually fell right into his embrace.
"Little Qian, are you fine?" Xiang Shaoyun asked anxiously.
"I'm fine. Young master, I was only feeling a tad bit dizzy," answered Yao Qian weakly.
Xiang Shaoyun could feel that something was wrong. When he took a reading of Yao Qian's pulse, he sensed that her pulse was extremely weak and inconsistent with random pauses. Her breathing was also completely disarrayed.
Xiang Shaoyun's expression shifted, and he shouted, "Grandpa Yao, where are you? Something is happening to Little Qian's body!"
Old Yao immediately rushed over from Yao Hall.
"What happened to Little Qian?" Old Yao asked in panic.
"Her pulse is weak, and her breathing is disarrayed," Xiang Shaoyun replied.
"I-I'm really fine. Young master, j-just give me a hug," said Yao Qian weakly. Blood flowed from the corner of her mouth.Previous Chapter Next Chapter