E Gui was also happy. He thought even if he could occupy Xiang Sparrow Hall with just one hundred people, his team would surely suffer great losses. E Gui had prepared for this, however, he won the battle with fewer losses than expected.
In addition to the people of Xiang Sparrow Hall on the field, there were still some people left in the other side’s den. They were all old, weak, sick and disabled and couldn’t cause a problem. Moreover, the leader of Xiang Sparrow Hall had been captured.
E Gui pointed to a man on the ground and said, “My lord, this is the leader of Xiang Sparrow Hall, Xia Qiu!”
Mu Yi looked at him. He was about fifty years old and the headdress he should have been wearing was gone. His hair was messy and there were bloodstains at the corners of his mouth. Since Mu Yi appeared, his attention had been focused on Mu Yi.
Although Mu Yi looked so young, Xia Qiu dare not underestimate him. If Mu Yi didn’t have real strength, E Gui wouldn’t submit to him. What’s more, the Left Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag disappeared, which was enough to explain the problem.
Xia Qiu had regrets and resentments in his heart.
He hated that Mu Yi didn’t come earlier; otherwise, Xiang Sparrow Hall would not have been seduced by the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag. However, he had only joined for a short time before the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag suddenly came out. To be honest, when he heard the news, Xia Qiu panicked.
Xiang Sparrow Hall originally belonged to Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag. His behavior could be regarded as betrayal. It was no big deal if Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag didn’t show up, but the envoy appeared just after he just turned to the other camp.
So when the Left Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag came to contact him and set up a plot to get rid of the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag, he promised without hesitation. Since he had betrayed his original envoy, he would betray more thoroughly. Only in this way could he survive.
However, he didn’t expect that they would defeat Xiang Sparrow Hall. He hadn’t imagined the appearance of Big Slave or Nian Nuer who were too powerful to be called human.
Mu Yi looked at him and asked, “Xia Qiu, do you know you are guilty?”
“The winner is the king while the loser is the gangster. I don’t have anything to say. If you want to kill me, do it.” Xia Qiu craned his neck, and he spoke quite forcefully.
E Gui’s eyes flashed and he shouted, “Dare you speak to the envoy with this attitude?”
“Will you just set me free if I beg for mercy?” Xia Qiu was a little disdainful.
“It’s understandable that you betrayed me before I appeared, but after you knew I appeared, you made another mistake. You not only send people to attack Tibetan Sparrow Hall, but also wanted to kill me. Such evil things you have done, even if I was as merciful as a Buddhist, I can’t forgive you,” Mu Yi said without expression.
When Xia Qiu heard Mu Yi’s words, he suddenly laughed, and then said viciously, “Ha ha, if you want to kill me, do it. Death is no big deal.”
“Well, I will do it as you wish.” Mu Yi said coldly and went to Xia Qiu. He slapped Xia Qiu.
Xia Qiu’s body quivered. His eyes widened and the vitality in his eyes vanished. He moved no more.
Seeing that Mu Yi killed Xia Qiu, those from Xiang Sparrow Hall who surrendered were frightened and confused about their fate.
“I don’t want to kill more people. If you submit to the Sparrow Organization, you can survive.”
The power of Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag had been split up. Most of them had submitted to the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag, many of whom had joined before he appeared, but they still occupied their original territories. Although Mu Yi wanted to recover all these things, he didn’t want to kill people. If he killed all the people, the rest of the defaulted halls would inevitably feel sorrowful and fight to the end. In the end, he would be alone with a very large territory.
Now, the only power Mu Yi could use was the Sparrow Organization and Tibetan Sparrow Hall whose situation was not clear.
As expected, those from Xiang Sparrow Hall who surrendered showed surprise expressions for the most part. Some of their expressions were more complex because they could only survive under the condition of accepting the control of the Sparrow Organization.
Xiang Sparrow Hall, which was also good at witchcraft, knew the means the Sparrow Organization used to control people, but now they had no choice.
E Gui was surprised because Mu Yi’s words almost meant that the Sparrow Organization would annex Xiang Sparrow Hall. It would greatly increase the power of the Sparrow Organization. He believed that after one or two years, when the Sparrow Organization was fully stabilized in this area, its power would soar.
The Sparrow Organization only occupied Laosi City, but the sphere of influence of Xiang Sparrow Hall was several times the size of the Sparrow Organization. E Gui was so ambitious that he had long been reluctant to accept this fact.
“Thank you for not killing me,” The people of Xiang Sparrow Hall said sparsely.
At last, all the living people of Xiang Sparrow Hall chose to accept the control as they had been doomed to do so from the moment they surrendered. There were about sixty people left in this group, including a deputy leader of the organization.
The existence of the deputy leader of the organization depended on whether the leader wanted to have one. There was no deputy leader in the Sparrow Organization mostly because the Sparrow Organization had a small territory.
Under the leadership of the deputy leader, the following things were carried out smoothly. The general estate of Xiang Sparrow Hall was occupied, and the rest of the people submitted. Although Xiang Sparrow Hall’s strength had been greatly damaged, with the help of the people of the Sparrow Organization, its prestige would not decline but get better.
At least there was no obstacle in the process of taking over Xiang Sparrow Hall’s territory, and the wisdom of E Gui lay in the fact that he continued to use the name of Xiang Sparrow Hall.
Five days later, all the well-informed people of Xiangxi knew that Xiang Sparrow Hall had changed greatly. Although its name had not changed, it was more domineering. Xia Jinwu, the surrendering deputy leader, had some power, and it was because of his help that E Gui could control the situation so quickly.
The news that Xia Qiu was killed and the Sparrow Organization became the leader of Xiang Sparrow Hall was immediately known by those who had been paying close attention to the area. The people who had once belonged to the force of Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag had different reactions. Some of them were happy; some despaired.
Some even sent people to contact E Gui to confirm the attitude of Mu Yi, the new Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag.
Mu Yi didn’t say a word, just waiting for the choice of those halls.
Originally, there were seven halls belonging to the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag. At present, only the Sparrow Organization and Tibetan Sparrow Hall were still loyal to him. Xiang Sparrow Hall had returned to the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag, but that couldn’t account for half of the Envoy of the Vermillion Bird’s Flag’s original forces.
However, as Xiang Sparrow Hall was destroyed quickly, the other four halls were also affected. A few days later, South Sparrow hall, the nearest one to Xiang Sparrow Hall, chose to return to the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag because of its geographical location.
South Sparrow Hall was in the southernmost part and could easily be attacked by Xiang Sparrow Hall and Tibetan Sparrow Hall. In addition, it was very far away from the place where the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag stayed, so it couldn’t borrow any power at all. In this case, naturally, they could only choose to surrender. Otherwise, South Sparrow Hall would be destroyed if Xiang Sparrow Hall cooperated with Tibetan Sparrow Hall.
However, despite the return of South Sparrow Hall, there was still no news from Kun Sparrow Hall, Black Sparrow Hall and Fu Sparrow Hall. It seemed that they had made up their minds to follow the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag until the end.
In addition to the prestige of the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag, Mu Yi, the new Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag, was too young. Even if Xiang Sparrow Hall was destroyed, it was still hard to intimidate these people because of the distance.
At the beginning, the Ear Group spread all over the world. It was widely known in all parts of the world. That was why the four envoys were needed to govern it. After the Ear Group split, many people took the opportunity to suppress its power, which was the main reason why many halls of Ear Group disappeared.
Fu Sparrow Hall was 2000 li away from Xiang Sparrow Hall, and the distance between Kun Sparrow Hall and Black Sparrow Hall was over 1000 li. Only the Sparrow Organization was near Xiang Sparrow Hall, so the Sparrow Organization could gather people to suppress it easily.
Mu Yi knew that it was not realistic for the people of the Sparrow Organization and Xiang Sparrow Hall to encircle the rest of the halls. It was the real reason why the people of the other halls did not submit immediately.
Mu Yi had to rebuild the eighteen halls of Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag, spread all over the south, plus the six roads to supervise the whole south, and three buildings specially responsible for ordering and coordinating the information in the south. When that happened, the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag would be restored to its former glory.
Unfortunately, even if Mu Yi wanted to do this, it would take many years for him to rebuild the three buildings, six supervision roads and the eighteen halls.
Mu Yi inherited the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag because he wanted to have some available power under his command and he had promised Leng Yu. If he was asked to develop the forces of Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag slowly and help Ear Group get back on its feet again, it would not be because he wished to do so.
Mu Yi only planned to subdue the remaining seven halls, however, he would subdue them together if six supervision roads existed. As for the three buildings that had already disappeared, he had not thought of rebuilding them.
In the midst of thinking this, someone found him.
Although he subdued Xiang Sparrow Hall, all the relevant things were handled by E Gui. Mu Yi rarely appeared. Mu Yi spent most of his time on cultivation. One day, he was cultivating when he suddenly received E Gui’s request to meet him. E Gui also brought a woman.
“Yun Mengxuan from Zhu Phoenix Tower has come to see the envoy!” The woman announced upon seeing him.
Mu Yi looked at the woman in front of him and felt strange. She was only in her twenties. She looked soft and weak, just like women south of the Yangtze River. The reason why he felt strange was that he thought about Zhu Phoenix Tower a while ago. He thought that it had already disappeared. However, he didn’t expect them to come to him. He couldn’t help but sigh about how fickle the world could be.