Around 10 days later, Xiang Shaoyun left his seclusion. When he walked the corridors of the Skeleton Gang headquarters again, the people showed him much more respect. Anyone who met him greeted him respectfully, "Greetings, Young Master Xiang."
Xiang Shaoyun was rather confused, but he soon understood why. It turned out his feat of winning 10 consecutive victories at the Bloodsin Arena had spread throughout the Skeleton Gang. They all knew he was a Super King. And when they thought of how the three leaders were so respectful of him, they all concluded that he was definitely a young master from some powerful organization.
Xiang Shaoyun did not care about their guesses as he reckoned none of them would have imagined that he was actually a disgraced young master. He went straight to the main hall and summoned the three Skeletons over.
"What's going on? Why are all of you looking so anxious?" asked Xiang Shaoyun when he saw them.
"Master, the Ghostface Sect has attacked us. Many of us have been injured," said Celestial Skeleton.
"The Ghostface Sect has attacked?" Xiang Shaoyun frowned.
"Yes. We don't even know how we have offended them. They have Sovereigns in their organization. We won't be a match at all," said Earth Skeleton gloomily.
"Has the Noxious Blood Gang been pulling some conspiracy behind our backs?" guessed Human Skeleton.
Xiang Shaoyun said, "No, you are all wrong. I’m their target."
The three instantly sank into silence. Xiang Shaoyun was their master. Since the enemy was here for him, he would be the one to decide their next course of action.
"Come with me. We will be paying the Ghostface Sect a visit," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Yes," the three answered.
The Ghostface Sect was one of the most powerful organizations after the five greatest organizations in the city. If they could not solve the conflict, this would be the end of the Skeleton Gang.
Let's just hope Devouring Ghost's medal is really useful, sighed Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
He then went straight to the Ghostface Sect with the three Skeletons. But before they could arrive, they were intercepted by some Ghostface Sect members. The interceptors each wore a ghostface mask, hiding their faces. One could only determine their gender through the outline of their bodies.
The leader of the group was the same masked woman from the Yu Clan Medicine Store. She was known as Lady Shura. The ghostface mask she wore looked like the face of a shura, possessing a fearsome face and a pair of murderous eyes.
From the three Skeletons, Xiang Shaoyun learned that this Lady Shura was an up-and-coming young cultivator from the Ghostface Sect, one of the 10 strongest young Kings of the Bloodsin City.
These so-called 10 strongest young Kings were no ordinary Kings. Rather, they were Super Kings. In fact, they were the strongest among the Super Kings. Otherwise, they wouldn't have been qualified to be ranked as the 10 strongest in the city.
Lady Shura once won 18 consecutive victories on the tenth arena fighting people two stages above her in cultivation, which was how she had earned her reputation. Nobody had seen her real face before. Or to be precise, those who had seen her real face were either her close ones or dead already.
"You dare take the initiative to come to us? What courage!" coldly remarked Lady Shura. She was slim and tall, her chest so bountiful even her battle armor could only cover half of it, making it hard for one to take one's eyes off her.
Xiang Shaoyun couldn't be bothered to bicker with her and directly took out a medal and asked, "Do you recognize this medal?"
When Lady Shura saw it, her pupils shrank. She directly knelt down and said, "Lady Shura greets the sect master."
Xiang Shaoyun was stunned as he cried out inwardly, T-this is the sect master's medal?
He stared at the ancient medal he was holding, trying and failing to find anything special about it.
"Rise," Xiang Shaoyun said. "You are not allowed to come after me and the Skeleton Gang anymore. Understand?"
Xiang Shaoyun assumed that the medal would be enough to get Lady Shura off his back. However, she raised her head and said, "We are to treat this medal as the sect master himself. However, you are not one of us. I have never heard of the medal being lost to an outsider. I don't care how you got the medal, but you have to take a trip to the sect with me. Otherwise, after I report this to the sect master, your entire Skeleton Gang will be purged."
The only reason Lady Shura had knelt down was because of the medal, not Xiang Shaoyun.
Xiang Shaoyun had not expected her response, but he smiled and replied, "I see. Very well. Please lead the way. This will be a good opportunity for me to take a closer look at the Ghostface Sect."
Since he already knew that this medal was the sect master's medal, he also knew that Devouring Ghost had some sort of relationship with the Ghostface Sect. In other words, this Ghostface Sect might very well be his new helper.
That was why he dared to go with Lady Shura. Even if they did end up turning hostile, he was still confident they wouldn't directly kill him. There would still be room for negotiation.
"Only you can come. They can't follow," said Lady Shura coldly.
"Young Master Xiang, you can't agree to this!" the three Skeletons cried out anxiously. They were afraid that Xiang Shaoyun would be harmed if he went alone.
Xiang Shaoyun waved his hand and said, "Don't worry. Go back first." He then said to Lady Shura, "Please lead the way."
Lady Shura shot Xiang Shaoyun a look of astonishment before she turned and started leading the way.
The Ghostface Sect was located at the northwest section of the city. The sect's main gate was built in the shape of a massive ghostface and looked so dreadful a regular person would not dare to gaze directly at it. The eyes on the face were pulsing with two clumps of flame, as if it was really the face of a sinister ghost. It was enough to plant fear in one's heart.
Ghostface Sect members were guarding the gate. A regular person would not have a chance to enter. Even the weakest of the guards was a Skysoar Realm expert. From this, the strength of the Ghostface Sect was clear.
Apart from the Yu Clan and the city hall, the Ghostface Sect was the oldest organization in the city. It was generally acknowledged that the Ghostface Sect was a tier-6 organization, but there were also rumors that the sect master had long surpassed the Soul Foundation Realm. If that was true, the Ghostface Sect would qualify as a tier-7 organization.
Only the true superpowers of the city knew the extent of the Ghostface Sect’s strength. In any case, the Ghostface Sect was undoubtedly a strong organization. Even Xiang Shaoyun was somewhat shocked when he looked at the massive gate that looked like a ghostface, but it was still not enough to scare him.
Soon, he entered the sect with Lady Shura. He immediately sensed the baleful yin energy in the air. The sounds of ghosts wailing reverberated everywhere, and he felt like he had entered hell, looking at the sinister ghostfaces all around him. It was quite a nightmarish place.
The Ghostface Sect is truly worthy of its reputation, remarked Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
Ever since he had entered, he had the sensation that countless eyes were staring at him at all times, making him feel extremely uncomfortable.Previous Chapter Next Chapter