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“Imperial City!” Whispered Lin Feng. He didn’t know Ling Tian at all. Besides, when Lin Feng was in the Imperial City, he had also never heard that name.
But Ling Tian had come to Yangzhou City make a show of his strength, he had shown how powerful he was. He had even killed a group of Chi Xie troops and had left after leaving a message for Lin Feng. He said if Lin Feng wanted to get his revenge, he could go to the Imperial City and find him.
For him, life had no value. In his eyes, people and beasts were just lambs to the slaughter. In order to prove how strong he was, he didn’t hesitate to kill those in his way.
“I will make you regret this.” Said Lin Feng sounding ice-cold. He was going to leave for the Imperial City very quickly.
Duan Wu Ya had said that the Xue Yu Great Competition was approaching. Those days in the Xue Yue country. Some geniuses were on the rise, that was why Ling Tian was going to the Imperial City as well. Besides perhaps there would be many people like Ling Tian appearing to participate in the competition.
“Officer!” Saluted the Chi Xie troops, their voices showed that they were furious. Their faces were red with anger and were filled with murderous intentions.
“Bury them properly, I will head to the Imperial City.” Said Lin Feng sounding detached. These people were all biting their lips, their faces were filled with hatred, they slowly nodded.
Immediately after, they picked up the dismembered body parts and left to bury them.
In the distance, people were whispering all sorts of things. Yangzhou city cultivators were much too weak. Cultivators of the Ling Qi layer were considered as extremely strong in Yangzhou City, especially amongst young people. They were even considered as incredible geniuses. However, when they saw that extremely strong and terrifying young man riding his eagle, people were thinking that his cultivation level had exceeded the Ling Qi layer already.
That terrifying genius gave people the feeling that they were way too inferior in comparison. They had just witnessed a strength which they had never even imagined was possible.
They had the same experience with Lin Feng, he was also extremely strong.
When they saw that handsome young man on his horse, the crowd started wondering what their officer’s cultivation level was. In comparison with the insufferably arrogant young man, who would win?
Lin Feng obviously wasn’t going to have such thoughts. He and his friends were galloping at full speed towards the interior of Yangzhou City.
The seat of the government was much bigger than in the past. Inside, it looked like a huge fortress, it was gigantic. Besides, it also looked very dangerous.
At that moment, Feng Yu Han, Lei Qing Tian and the other officers were greeting Lin Feng. When they saw the people who were with Lin Feng, their eyes started to fill with admiration.
Meng Qing was so holy and pure, just like an ice goddess. Duan Xin Ye was precious and beautiful, she was the princess of Xue Yue, besides, there was also the Fei Fei who was voluptuous and beautiful. At that moment, two new beautiful women had appeared with Lin Feng, the first one was Lan Jiao while the other girl seemed very pure, she was frozen in ice and only her beautiful features could be seen through the ice. She looked calm and peaceful. There was a resplendent smile on her face. She looked as if she was sleeping inside the ice. Besides, she was so beautiful that she looked like she was born from a dream.
Apart from Ba Dao and these girls, the three officers were particularly surprised when they saw the two old men. Even though they hadn’t released the slightest bit of Qi, they could see in the old men’s eyes that they were extremely profound.
they could possibly be cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer.
Even Lin Feng seemed different. The expression in his eyes looked even more profound, and he looked more mature.
It seemed like Lin Feng had benefitted a lot from his trip to Celestial River and gained a lot of valuable experience.
“Uncle Ren, Uncle Feng, Uncle Lei, this is Mister Huo and this is Mister Chi. Both of them have already broken through to the Xuan Qi layer.” Said Lin Feng introducing the two old men to the three officers, which shocked them. As expected, they had guessed right. They were both cultivators at the Xuan Qi layer.
“Mister Huo, Mister Chi.” Saluted the three officers politely. Lin Feng had brought people back with him and on top of that they were at the Xuan Qi layer, the three officers had to show them respect.
“Pleased to meet you.” Mister Chi and Mister Huo slightly nodded and greeted the officers back.
“Come with me.” Said Lin Feng while galloping forwards. They quickly arrived in a meeting room.
Lin Feng asked Meng Qing and Lan Jiao to go and put Yun Xi in a calm and tranquil place while Ba Dao also left. Only Lin Feng, the two old men and the three officers were left.
“Mister Huo, Mister Chi, we are in Yangzhou City which is my fief. It is thus under my direct control. The government seat is my residence.” Explained Lin Feng to the two old men briefly. Immediately after, he continued: “But I will not always stay in Yangzhou City. This time, I came back for a short stop and then I will go to the Imperial City.”
“We’ll come with you.” Said Mister Huo which made Lin Feng shake his head. He already had other plans for them.
Duan Wu Ya and Ling Tian’s displays of power were signs to remind him that there were still many strong young prodigies in Xue Yue. He had to push himself to the limit and practice, he had to become stronger.
If Mister Huo and Mister Chi followed him, they would always be there to protect him, but Lin Feng thought that Meng Qing’s presence was already enough. He couldn’t rely on the support of too many strong cultivators if he wanted to become stronger He could only become stronger on his own. That would be the only way for him to reach the sky. Besides, if he had been much stronger, the deaths that had occurred earlier that day would have never came about.
Besides, he also needed Mister Chi and Mister Huo to stay in Yangzhou City for another reason.
“Mister Huo, Mister Chi, My Chi Xie troops are stationed in Yangzhou City. They are my elite soldiers. They have all broken through to the Ling Qi layer but I still think that it will not be enough. I need them to constantly become stronger. I actually went to Celestial River because of them.” Said Lin Feng to the two old men and continued: “I need them to become monstrously strong. Giving them the pills we have already concocted will help, but it’s still not enough. I hope that you two can stay in Yangzhou City and help me achieve my goal.”
Mister Huo and Mister Chi frowned and immediately said: “Do you want us to concoct even more pills for them to improve their cultivation?”
“That is one of the tasks I would require from you. Besides, I hope that your presence can motivate them and you could also assist my three officers in creating a real elite army. Of course, if you two have particular requests and needs. For example if you need some spiritual herbs, you can always send out the army to go and collect herbs for you. It is also good for their cultivation practice to be sent on adventures.” Said Lin Feng sounding respectful. Even though these Chi Xie troops were already elite troops, Lin Feng still thought that it wasn’t enough. That kind of strength wasn’t monstrous. They were a merely a mortal army and he needed an army that would soar into the clouds.
The old men’s eyes were sparkling. At the same time, Ren Qing Kuang and the two other officers also had sparkling eyes. These two old cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer seemed to know a lot about alchemy.
“Alright, Lin Feng, since we came with you, we will listen to everything you say.” Said Mister Chi while nodding.
“Indeed. You decide. We will do our best to help you achieve your goals.” Said Mister Huo immediately after. Since they had already decided to follow Lin Feng, they obviously had to put aside their pride as cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer and listen to Lin Feng. Otherwise, following him wouldn’t provide any benefits to him.
“Thank you, both of you.” Said Lin Feng while nodding. Immediately after, he looked at the three officers and said: “Mister Huo and Mister Chi are at the third and fourth Xuan Qi layer, they are extremely strong and on top of that, they have extraordinary alchemy knowledge. From today, you will do your best to work with them. If they have any request, you must do your best to fulfil it.”
They were both advanced Xuan Qi layer cultivators, besides they were also amazing alchemists!
Ren Qing Kuang and the two other officers were dumbstruck. How powerful! Such strong cultivators had surprisingly decided to follow Lin Feng. Obviously, the officers were right in following Lin Feng.
“Alright.” Said the three officers while nodding. Two alchemists were there to assist them, they were of course satisfied with that.
“Uncle Ren, in the stone of that ring, there are a hundred and twenty thousand pills, spiritual sanguine pills, pure earth pills, vitality pills and red sun pills. If these four pills are taken at the same time, people under the sixth Ling Qi layer will instantly breakthrough to the next layer, they may even have multiple breakthroughs. Even cultivators of the seventh and eighth Ling Qi layer can expect a breakthrough when consuming these pills. Please take care of them.” Said Lin Feng while handing a ring to Ren Qing Kuang which made his heart start to violently pound.
A hundred and twenty thousand pills, four different pills which when used together, could make a cultivator instantly breakthrough… That was enough to make thirty thousand cultivators break through to the next layer, in a short period of time. That was terrifying. Even though he had been on the battlefield for many years and could control his emotions, at that moment it was difficult for him not to express his astonishment. At that moment, his heart was pounding.
“Take it.” Said Lin Feng while putting the ring in Ren Qing Kuang’s hand. He then said: “I need my troops to become the strongest. You need to select an elite group to pay special attention to and they need to have at least the strength of the seventh Ling Qi layer. My soldiers must be loyal and courageous, they must all have these qualities. Besides, I hope that Uncle Ren can make the Chi Xie troops into an army of strong cultivators. I want every soldier to break through the fifth Ling Qi layer as a minimum.”
“All of them… at least the fifth Ling Qi layer!” Ren Qing Kuang’s heart was pounding. He had never dared think about such a monstrous army!