The rain continued to fall in the disharmonious atmosphere.
Although the Ying Shan and Zhu Huang had already entered the city one after another, the enmity between them could still be felt.
Qin Jue wondered what they were doing here.
Shrugging his shoulders, Qin Jue instantly crossed a thousand meters and entered Blue Essence City with Killing Dao and Shi Tian without attracting any attention.
“Mm? There seems to be a restriction in this city.”
Killing Dao frowned and revealed a puzzled expression.
In fact, similar cities basically had all kinds of restrictions. They could limit a cultivator’s strength to the greatest extent and reduce their destructive powers.
Otherwise, any Great Sage Stage expert would have been able to easily destroy this place.
However, up until now, no one had dared to fight in Blue Essence City.
“Hey, did you see that just now? That seems to be the pavilion master of the Black Fiend Pavilion, Zhu Huang.”
In a roadside tavern, a cultivator whispered with a surprised expression.
“That’s right, there’s also the patriarch of the Ying Clan, Ying Shan! Aren’t they arch-enemies? Why are they here?”
Another cultivator chimed in.
To these itinerant cultivators, the pavilion master of the Black Fiend Pavilion and the patriarch of the Ying Clan of the Ming Province were almost legendary existences. It was usually difficult for them to even meet them, but now, they had appeared at the same time. It was simply inconceivable.
One had to know that some time ago, there was even news of the battle between the Black Fiend Pavilion and the Ying Clan.
“Oh? Don’t you guys know?” At this moment, the man who had been sitting in the middle drinking suddenly spoke.
The other two immediately looked at the man with anticipation.
Seeing this, the man took a sip of wine and pretended to be profound. “Heh, I almost forgot. You two just returned from outside the city. It’s normal for you not to know what’s going on.”
“Old Liao, stop keeping us in suspense.” The two of them urged.
“Alright, alright, alright. Actually, it’s nothing. You should know about the war between the Black Fiend Pavilion and the Ying Clan, right?” The man said meaningfully.
“Yeah, I’m well aware.”
The two of them nodded repeatedly. “The Black Fiend Pavilion wanted to expand its influence and extended its land into the Ming Province. In the end, it was counterattacked by the Ying Clan and suffered heavy losses. It was said that an expert at the sixth realm of the Great Void Stage died, so the two of them fought.”
“That’s right.” The man smiled and said, “In the beginning, it was only because the Black Fiend Pavilion crossed the border that it caused a regional conflict. But up until now, neither side has any intention of stopping, and the scale of attack is getting bigger and bigger. Among them, the Black Fiend Pavilion has even joined forces with the forces of the Ji Province and the Yuan Province to launch an encirclement against the Ying Clan!”
“And the Ying Clan is not to be outdone. They formed an alliance with the clans of Huan Province and Li Province to resist the Black Fiend Pavilion!”
The two of them were shocked. “If this continues, won’t it affect more factions and turn into a war between the Nine Provinces?”
Throughout the history of the Nine Provinces, it was not that there had never been a war between the Nine Provinces. Because of the battles that happened between the provinces, many inheritances were severed, and living beings were plunged into misery and suffering.
It was only when the current City Lord of Blue Essence City broke through his shackles and stepped into the Half God Stage, sweeping through all enemies that the Nine Provinces Continent gradually stabilized.
“Otherwise, why do you think the pavilion master of the Black Fiend Pavilion and the patriarch of the Ying Clan would appear here?”
The man rolled his eyes and said tirelessly, “The City Lord was worried that if they continued to fight, it would become a war between the Nine Provinces, so he called the two of them over to negotiate and shake hands.”
If anyone else wanted to invite the two of them to negotiate, Zhu Huang and Ying Shan probably wouldn’t even care, let alone make peace.
However, who was the City Lord of Blue Essence City? A Half God Stage expert!
Even Zhu Huang and Ying Shan had no choice but to lower their heads and come forward.
“Hu, fortunately, the City Lord has made a move. Otherwise, once it becomes a war between the Nine Provinces, it would be bad for us itinerant cultivators.”
“Yeah, the City Lord is indeed worthy of being the guardian deity of our Nine Provinces Continent.”
After listening to the man’s explanation, Qin Jue pondered.
No wonder Ying Shan would appear here. He was here to negotiate.
However, Qin Jue had no interest in this. He only wanted to quickly search the memories of that Half God Stage expert and see if he could find out anything useful about this world.
Suddenly, a flame lit up in the distance and soared into the sky. Even though they were tens of thousands of meters away, they could still sense dense spirit energy fluctuations.
“What’s going on?”
“Heavens, there’s actually someone who dares to fight in Blue Essence City.”
Everyone looked up and saw two spirit energies confronting each other in the air. The explosion just now was caused by these two spirit energies.
As for the controllers of the two spirit energies, they were naturally Zhu Huang and Ying Shan.
“Damned transvestite, are you crazy? Do you know what you’re doing?!”
Ying Shan was unable to restrain his anger. He had never imagined that Zhu Huang would actually dare to attack him in Blue Essence City.
If not for Ying Shan’s fast reaction, he might have really been ambushed.
“Hmph, Ying Shan, stop calling me a ‘damned transvestite’! Otherwise, even if I have to risk angering City Lord Shen, I’ll make you pay the price!” Zhu Huang’s eyes burned as he said coldly.
Ying Shan: “???”
Just because of that?
Ying Shan was simply baffled.
No matter what, Zhu Huang was still an expert at the tenth realm of the Great Void Stage. Ying Shan didn’t understand how he could be so weak-willed.
Ying Shan was speechless.
“Oh? You want me to pay the price even if it means angering the City Lord? Go ahead and do it. I want to see how you plan on doing it.”
Accompanied by a light laugh, a child who looked to be only eight or nine years old suddenly appeared in the air. His entire body was faintly discernible as if he did not exist, but the green halo behind him was exceptionally dazzling and incomparably holy.
“City… City Lord Shen…”
The originally insufferably arrogant Zhu Huang’s face instantly crumbled. His face was as pale as paper and he was trembling slightly.
“How dare you fight in Blue Essence City? Zhu Huang, how dare you!”
The child who was referred to as City Lord Shen glanced at him and smiled.
Who would have thought that the incomparably mighty City Lord of the Blue Essence City, who presided over the continent of the Nine Provinces, would be a seven or eight-year-old child?
Zhu Huang opened his mouth in shock.
City Lord Shen slapped out with his palm, and Zhu Huang immediately fell from the sky as if he had suffered a heavy blow!
The ground shook. Despite being blocked by many restrictions, a hundred-meter-wide pit was still smashed open on the ground!
Zhu Huang spat out a mouthful of blood as his aura plummeted. He was dispirited.
Seeing this, Ying Shan subconsciously gulped.
Half God Stage experts were so terrifying!
“What are you waiting for? Do you want me to send you down too?”
Retracting his palm, Zhu Huang looked at Ying Shan.
“Ah! No need, no need. I can do it myself.”
Without any time to think, Ying Shan hurriedly used the fastest speed in his life to land on the ground, causing even City Lord Shen to be unable to help but exclaim in surprise.
“Get up. I know you’re fine.” City Lord Shen said indifferently.
Hearing this, Zhu Huang gritted his teeth and endured the intense pain as he crawled out of the huge pit.
“If there’s a next time, I’ll kill you without mercy.”
“Thank you, City Lord Shen, for sparing my life.”
Wiping the blood from the corner of his mouth, Zhu Huang did not feel humiliated. Instead, he heaved a sigh of relief.
As soon as these words were spoken, it meant that he wouldn’t continue to pursue the matter. Otherwise, Zhu Huang would really not know what to do.
He couldn’t just die before the negotiation began, right?