Chapter 748: Locked Up

Yang Qi had locked up Dragon King in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. Unless Yang Qi allowed it, Dragon King had no hope of ever setting foot in the immortal worlds again.

Truth be told, Yang Qi wasn’t currently strong enough to defeat Dragon King. If they fought, Yang Qi might make it out alive, but there was no way he would win. 

He just couldn’t beat people like him or Sectlord Nine Yangs. And if they teamed up, he would die for sure.

So he used the more roundabout method of psychological warfare. He started by saying some things to unnerve Sectlord Nine Yangs.

Then he used a function of the Cruiser of Civilization to lock Dragon King in place before drawing on King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions to open a passageway to the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and drag Dragon King through it.

And he’d left Dragon King in a remote and empty part of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, a place where he would never find any good fortune to benefit him. In fact, it was a location that was completely dead and empty, without even vital energy. To survive, Dragon King would have to draw on his own vital energy without any way to replace it. And once he ran out of vital energy, he wouldn’t die, but he would be forced to exist in constant torment. Eventually, Yang Qi would go back in to deal with him. And of course, it would help that he was vastly stronger inside the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart than he was outside.

Unfortunately, this strategy would only work once. He obviously wouldn’t be able to trick Sectlord Nine Yangs in the same way.

Yang Qi still wasn't in a position where he could force anyone he wanted into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. He’d only succeeded because of the Cruiser of Civilization and Dragon King’s carelessness.

One day, when he had all nine of King Immortal-Slayer legacy medallions—and had reached the Godmyth level—he could easily use the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart to imprison people.

Thankfully, his plan had worked, and in this critical moment it struck fear into the hearts of all the old-timers. To them, he was nothing less than an astoundingly powerful freak. 

Sectlord Nine Yangs was physically shaking.

“You people can’t do a thing to me,” Yang Qi said to the Dragonfolk. All of the remaining members of the God Dragon Tribe were Buddha Gods, which meant that Yang Qi could easily slaughter them. “If I need to, I’ll just use the power of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart to imprison you. Nobody can enter or exit the chart except me. Not even the legion of gods. What do you think? Are you ready to give me a position of leadership? I want to be a patriarch in the Dao Defense League. A real patriarch, not a puppet. Incidentally, considering how much Dragon King offended me, I think I’ll kill him and assimilate his quintessence energy later. That will be the price your God Dragon Tribe pays for opposing me.”

One of the members of the God Dragon Tribe stepped forward angrily. “What? You’re going to kill Dragon King? If you do that, you’ll be making an enemy of the God Dragon Tribe for all time! We’ll hound you from generation to generation if we have to.”

Yang Qi smiled. “Whether or not I kill him will depend on how well you people behave. If you make it worth my time, I might let him out.”

“Are you threatening us?” one of the younger Dragonfolk growled.

“Yeah, I am. So what? I'm starting to get tired of you witless morons. If you keep jabbering, maybe I’ll kill you all right here and now. Do you really think that trashy Buddha Gods like you can stand up to me? I could kill you as easily as blowing some dust off my shoulder!”

The Dragonfolk glowered back at him, but at the same time, kept their mouths shut.

“Could you be more arrogant, Dragon Proudheaven?” Sectlord Nine Yangs said loudly. He had finally had enough, and couldn’t hold back from jumping into the conversation again. “You’re challenging the majesty of the Dao Defense League as a whole! Let Dragon King go this instant, otherwise I’ll wipe the Sage Panacea Sect out of existence. I’ll even kill the chickens and dogs! Maybe you’ll escape, but what do you think will happen to the rest of your people?”

“Is that your plan?” Yang Qi replied. “You think I didn’t think of that possibility? It wouldn’t take any effort on my part to take the entire Sage Panacea Sect right into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. What’s more, the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart allows me to travel to any location I want, without anyone being the wiser. For example, I could use it to go into the Nine Yangs God Sect and assassinate all the elders! It would take less than a year to turn you into a general with no troops under his command.”

“You!” Sectlord Nine Yangs raged, but in his heart, he was afraid. He could tell that Yang Qi was the kind of person who followed through when he said he would do something. Unfortunately, considering the circumstances, he couldn’t afford to seem weak.

Yang Qi wasn’t inclined to argue further with Sectlord Nine Yangs. He was already considering just leaving, then assimilating Dragon King with the Sagely Sacrifice. If he took his virtual godhood, it would likely be enough to reach the Godmyth level.

“I think we’re done here,” Yang Qi said. “I accept the suggestion of Winter Bloodless and Patriarch Kingheaven. I will become a patriarch, and my disciples will be elders. Winter Bloodless, Patriarch Kingheaven, I won’t forget that you stepped in to help me today. Once things settle down, I’ll heal all of the hidden injuries you have.”

Earlier, he was on the fence about what to do. But after capturing Dragon King, he knew that he’d gained the upper hand, and the two patriarchs now viewed him as an equal.

The two patriarchs exchanged a glance. 

“Very well,” Winter Bloodless said. “We look forward to your cure for our hidden injuries, Patriarch Dragon Proudheaven. Can we now put everything from today behind us?”

“Of course. Except for things with Sectlord Nine Yangs. Why don’t we set a date to have a duel to the death?” From the venomous look in Sectlord Nine Yangs’ eyes, Yang Qi knew that he wouldn’t be the type of person who would let matters drop and would be a constant threat going forward.

“Duel to the death?!” Sectlord Nine Yangs said. Never would he have guessed that Yang Qi would suggest something like that in front of all these witnesses. His initial reaction was to smile viciously and agree. But then he suddenly thought about how Dragon King vanished so mysteriously, and was now imprisoned in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. If the same thing happened to Sectlord Nine Yangs, his sect would definitely end up being wiped out and he would be a laughingstock for all eternity.

“What,” Yang Qi said, “too scared to answer? In that case, cut the arrogant act and stick your tail between your legs where it belongs. Either that, or wag it a bit in the hopes that I’ll let you work for me. But if you continue being stubborn, I’ll go wipe out everyone in the Nine Yangs God Sect. Weren’t you just talking about exterminating Patriarch Promoter’s sect and clan? Well, allow me to say the same thing to you.”

Perhaps it was because there were so many people present, but Yang Qi’s words were too much for Sectlord Nine Yangs to take.

“Fine!” he shouted. “I already made the decision to punish you, Dragon Proudheaven, so this is perfect. Bullies like you deserve what they get. You want a duel with me? Three months! In three months, I’ll be waiting right here for you. It’ll be a duel to the death, and all the elders here can bear witness that those are the terms. What do you say?”

“Alright, sounds good,” Yang Qi said with a faint smile. “Although, it seems to me that you picked three months because you’re scared. You know you can’t do anything about my Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, so you’re hoping to buy time. But don’t worry, I’ll give you the three months. After all, I wouldn’t want to come across as unreasonable.”

“Fine. Just don’t get yourself killed before the duel!” Glaring, Sectlord Nine Yangs turned and vanished.

The other patriarchs gave final glances to Yang Qi and started leaving the Heaven-Dao Operation God-Temple.

Yang Qi had established his place in the Dao Defense League and ensured that none of the old-timers harbored any further thoughts of controlling him. He’d done the right thing in going to the Tusita Heaven. If he hadn’t gotten stronger during that time, he would likely have been crushed by Sectlord Nine Yangs and Dragon King.

Upon returning to the Sage Panacea Sect, he sent out a message. “Please, you two, come for a visit!”

Almost immediately, two figures approached the sect, both of them Chaos God patriarchs. One was Winter Bloodless and the other was Patriarch Kingheaven. The former came from the thirtieth ranked Loneshadow Heaven, and the latter from the thirty-second ranked War Calamity Heaven. They were both flanked by hordes of disciples and experts from their sects.

“Greetings, Patriarchs,” Yang Qi said with a nod. “You came just at the right time. Allow me to inspect you for hidden cultivation injuries.” A beam of light shot out from his Lord’s Eye and scanned the two patriarchs.

Both patriarchs instinctively tried to protect themselves with magical abilities, only to find to their shock and terror that they did no good. Thankfully, Yang Qi wasn’t attacking them, because if he had, they would have been in a difficult position.

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