Chapter 374: Controlling Tai Kang

Xiang Shaoyun was a Super War King when he was a Transformation Realm cultivator. Now that he was a third-stage Skysoar Realm expert, his combat prowess had grown even more dreadful.

Tai Kang and the fourth-stage Kings were decent combatants, and when working together, they were quite powerful. But the most they could do was tear through Xiang Shaoyun's barrier. It was quite unlikely that they would be able to stop his attack as well.

Tai Kang was gravely wounded, and the fourth-stage King had also sustained a certain degree of injury. Fear covered their faces as they finally understood why Xiang Shaoyun had given them this chance to fight him. It turned out he had full confidence in dealing with them.

"You won't be able to kill us without paying a price!" roared the fourth-stage King as he waved his fiery sword repeatedly, sending a flaming tornado toward Xiang Shaoyun.

The area about 100 meters around Xiang Shaoyun was completely submerged in flame. The raging flame did not seem ordinary either. Instead, it seemed like some sort of beast flame or unique flame. Alas it was still not as powerful as Yun Flame. Thus, its effectiveness was greatly reduced. 

An intense hunger erupted from Yun Flame, telling Xiang Shaoyun what it wanted.

"Not bad at all. You actually have a unique flame? That will make a decent meal," said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile before releasing Yun Flame. Instantly, a thick tongue of flame surged out and charged into the surrounding flame.

Bang! Bang!

In the blink of an eye, Yun Flame cleanly devoured all the flame in the area, and the attack failed to do anything to Xiang Shaoyun. Taking the opportunity, Xiang Shaoyun charged forward and attacked with his Seven Scorching Sun Claws. This time, his claws were infused with Yun Flame's power, greatly enhancing their offensive prowess. The fourth-stage King tried his best to resist but was unable to stop the claw attack that seemed to be coming from all directions.

"What a terrifying flame!" The fourth-stage King could sense Yun Flame's terror, and with a shout, he turned and fled.

"Can you escape?" Xiang Shaoyun sneered as he instantly appeared right above the King. Yun Flame's power poured out of him and immediately turned the King into a fireball.

"Ahhhh!"

The fourth-stage King tried using his king aura to block the attack but failed. His body started burning, and even the insides of his body burned as well, putting him in an anguishing pain. He did all he could to struggle, but he was completely helpless and was ultimately burned to ash. 

Tai Kang's entire body went cold as he sank into complete despair. When Xiang Shaoyun looked at him again, he unhesitatingly did a 90-degree bow and begged, "I beg you to spare me. I am willing to carry out any orders you have."

Although Tai Kang was confident he could battle even a fourth-stage King, he was not confident he could defeat Xiang Shaoyun. Furthermore, a Demon Emperor was standing right to the side. Tai Kang no longer dared to resist, and he quickly conceded. Inwardly, he kept questioning, Why are my clan's Emperors still not here yet?

"You will be willing to do anything?" Xiang Shaoyun asked with a toying tone.

"Yes, I only ask that you spare my life," said Tai Kang with a fearful look.

"Hehe, too bad I don't trust your words." Xiang Shaoyun shook his head with a smile on his face. His eyes turned cold. "But I will give you a chance to live."

A curse then flew out of the Nether Dragon Soul Headband in his head toward Tai Kang. The curse sank into Tai Kang's head and took on the form of the Nether Dragon Soul Headband before slowly wrapping itself around his soul.

Tai Kang was overwhelmed with fear. He tried to resist, but the Nether Dragon Soul Headband was too powerful. No matter what he tried, he could not prevent his soul from being shackled.

"Ahhhh!"

When the secondary Nether Dragon Soul Headband was done wrapping itself around Tai Kang's soul, Xiang Shaoyun started chanting the mantra of the curse, causing Tai Kang to grip his head and yell in pain.

The pain was too much for him. He started smashing his head against the ground in his attempt to reduce his suffering, but all his struggles were in vain. Blood poured out of his head as he struggled bitterly, presenting a miserable scene that caused one's hair to stand on end.

Both Wu Lai and Dong Ziwan were shaken. None of them knew what Xiang Shaoyun was doing to torture a King so much. After a while, Xiang Shaoyun finally stopped chanting. As for Tai Kang, he had also stopped damaging himself. He lay on the ground with a look of incomparable grief on his face. He simply couldn't accept that as a second young master of the Tai Clan, he had actually fallen so low. He had a feeling that his life was no longer his.

"Stop feigning death. Get over here," commanded Xiang Shaoyun.

The command seemed to have reached the depths of Tai Kang's soul, and he was completely unable to defy it. He quickly stood up and rushed to Xiang Shaoyun.

"Are you still waiting for the Tai Clan Emperors to save you? Too bad, we have already killed the three Emperors. You can forget about them," said Xiang Shaoyun, who finally knew what Tai Kang was thinking about after imprinting the curse in him.

As he lost all hope, Tai Kang's face turned ashen.

"Stay by my side obediently and you might suffer less as a result. Otherwise, I will make sure you live a life worse than death," said Xiang Shaoyun as he looked at Tai Kang with disgust.

He had sensed the perverted thoughts Tai Kang had toward Dong Ziwan. Although Xiang Shaoyun had not fallen for Dong Ziwan, he still viewed her as a good friend. Thus, it was only natural that his opinion of Tai Kang would drop.

"Yes, yes, I will obey your every command." Tai Kang had no choice but to concede. He no longer dared to scheme, as all his thoughts could now be read. No matter what, there would be hope so long as he remained alive.

Xiang Shaoyun returned to Dong Ziwan's side and said, "You can now do anything you want to him. I guarantee that he won't dare to resist."

But Dong Ziwan did not even spare Tai Kang a glance. She looked at Xiang Shaoyun with a bright gaze and said, "You have actually grown so strong! Your cultivation level is even a stage higher than mine!"

"Haha, of course. This young master is destined to one day reach the top of cultivation. Surpassing a cross-dresser like you is nothing much at all," said Xiang Shaoyun smugly.

"Stop calling me a cross-dresser, or I won't forgive you!" Dong Ziwan complained resentfully.

"Fine, fine, I'll stop messing with you, Brother Dong Zi," said Xiang Shaoyun with a serious look on his face.

She glared. "Brother? I'm not your brother! I'm a woman! I'm Dong Ziwan! Or you can call me Ziwan!" 

"Ok, I'll call you Ziwan," said Xiang Shaoyun. "Come with me. Someone from your clan has been injured. I am only here because they had told me where you were."

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