"You think too highly of yourself. Whoever you are, withdraw these ghostrunes immediately, or I will kill you first," shouted Kuang Shi as he glared at Xiang Shaoyun.
"Kill me? Are you even capable of that?" said Xiang Shaoyun with a look of disdain on his face.
"You really don't know what's good for you," said Kuang Shi with a nasty smile before flying toward Xiang Shaoyun. He attacked with his weapon.
The might of his attack was not to be underestimated. When he charged someone, it was like the king of lions had arrived, putting fear in the heart of his opponent with his presence. Unfortunately for him, his current opponent was Xiang Shaoyun, a person born to be king—a Super War King—and Kuang Shi's presence was nothing in Xiang Shaoyun's eyes.
Right before Kuang Shi's attack hit, Xiang Shaoyun dodged to the side and was completely unharmed. After dodging the attack, he sneered, "You want to kill me with just that? Maybe you should cultivate more in your next life."
He then moved like the wind, instantly appearing beside Kuang Shi before throwing a Gold Helix Fist forward. Powered by vicious gold energy, the punch revolved like a drill and hit Kuang Shi completely unprepared.
The defense around Kuang Shi's body cracked, and Xiang Shaoyun's fist struck his stomach.
The next thing Kuang Shi felt was a sensation as if his inner organs were rolling. He then vomited blood and chunks of unknown things. Xiang Shaoyun showed no mercy and pressed on after the successful attack. Fists with tens of thousands of catties of weight behind them landed on Kuang Shi's body repeatedly.
Just like that, the first-stage Skysoar Realm expert, Kuang Shi, was killed by Xiang Shaoyun. As for the Mad Lion Hunting Group members, not many of them survived either. Almost all of them had been slaughtered by the ghostrunes. The Mad Lion Hunting Group's entire stronghold was reduced to rubble.
Xiang Shaoyun landed and searched around. When he found the place they used to store their treasures, he broke in with brute force, trying to see if the Mad Lion Hunting Group had accumulated any wealth over the years.
One ought to admit that the Mad Lion Hunting Group was much richer than the Redwolf Bandits he had once destroyed. Just the massive collection of herbs had already surpassed everything the Redwolf Bandits had.
After all, apart from spending their time hunting, the Mad Lion Hunting Group also committed banditry. It was only natural for them to have accumulated many treasures. Unfortunately, not a single item in the stronghold could attract Xiang Shaoyun's attention. He was somewhat disappointed after looking through the treasures.
Anyone else would be filled with envy over what he sacked from the Mad Lion Hunting Group. There were a large amount of spirit medicines and spirit crystals, something any Transformation Realm cultivator would covet. And that was without considering the other materials harvested from demonic beasts they had here as well.
Even an organization like Martial Hall Palace would be greatly strengthened after obtaining the treasures here. But it was understandable why Xiang Shaoyun did not think too highly of these treasures. He was a person with a noble background and thus had higher standards.
Even so, he did not spare the treasures and took them all. The spirit medicines would be useful while the other items would be considered the Mad Hunting Lion Group's compensation to the Xia Hamlet after what they had done.
After doing all that, Xiang Shaoyun burned the entire place down. The fire raged on, thoroughly erasing the Mad Lion Hunting Group that once existed here.
Xiang Shaoyun then summoned the ghostrunes back before hopping onto Jin Wo's back, preparing to return to the Xia Hamlet.
Suddenly, Jin Wo asked, "Your highness, do you want to visit the prince?"
Xiang Shaoyun gave it some thought before replying, "Forget it. He has just returned, so I don't want to disturb him. I'll go when I'm strong enough."
As a descendant of the white tigers, Little White definitely had high status among the demonic beasts. As for Xiang Shaoyun, he was just a Transformation Realm cultivator. If he visited right now, he would only be viewed with disdain.
After all, both humans and demonic beasts respected strength. Those without strength would forever be looked down upon, and their voices would forever remain unheard.
They started returning to the Xia Hamlet. With Jin Wo's speed, they only needed less than a day to make a round trip between Xia Hamlet and the Hundred Beast Mountain Range.
When Xiang Shaoyun arrived at the Xia Hamlet, he found Ye Chaomu and Xia Yingying chatting like the best of friends.
"What are you two talking about? You're so engrossed in conversation," asked Xiang Shaoyun as he hopped off Jin Wo's back.
"You're back so fast?" Ye Chaomu asked.
"How long would it take to get rid of some trash?" said Xiang Shaoyun with a shrug.
"True." Ye Chaomu smiled. A crafty look surfaced on her face as she said, "We were talking about you. Turns out you have caught her eye!"
The moment Ye Chaomu said that, Xia Yingying's face turned completely red, and she lowered her head bashfully, no longer daring to raise it.
"Stop talking nonsense. Look at what you are doing to her." Xiang Shaoyun glared at Ye Chaomu before asking, "Where's Liuhui?"
"He's busy cooking inside," said Ye Chaomu.
"Cooking? Why bother? Just get some food from the restaurant," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"There are no restaurants here," said Ye Chaomu.
"Oh...haha, I completely forgot about that," said Xiang Shaoyun awkwardly.
At this time, Xia Liuhui walked out the house and said, "Boss, you're back? Come, try my food. I guarantee both you and Sister Chaomu will like it!"
When Xia Liuhui's gaze landed on Ye Chaomu, his eyes filled with emotions, his feelings for her evident. Unfortunately, Ye Chaomu only gave him an indifferent smile and no other reply.
Instead, her gaze landed on Xiang Shaoyun. However, the tender emotions she was sending his way through her eyes were completely ignored. Not far away, Xia Yingying was playing with the edge of her shirt nervously, occasionally stealing glances at Xiang Shaoyun, her heart thumping without stop.
They proceeded to eat, and Xia Liuhui was indeed quite a good cook. The dishes he made were all delicious, and both Xiang Shaoyun and Ye Chaomu praised them repeatedly as they ate. Xiang Shaoyun also took out some good liquors so they could eat while drinking. They greatly enjoyed themselves.
Even Xia Yingying drank three cups of liquor. After that, her eyes suddenly turned burning hot as she looked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, "Thank you for saving my big brother! I'll drink three cups in your honor!"
She downed three more cups gallantly.
Xiang Shaoyun had no choice but to drink alongside her and downed three cups of liquor as well. He then said, "Your big brother is my brother. That means you are my little sister as well. You don't have to be so polite to me in the future." He took out some astral liquid and soul spring water before saying, "I don't have anything good, but these two liquids are probably good enough to help you break through. Consider them gifts from your new big brother."
"T-this...how can I accept something this valuable?" Xia Yingying answered nervously.
She then looked at Xia Liuhui, trying to ask his opinion on what to do.
"Don't bother looking at me, Yingying. In the future, don't be polite with my boss. Just accept whatever he is giving you," said Xia Liuhui with a smile. He looked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, "Boss, you have to be fair. I want a gift as well!"Previous Chapter Next Chapter