“It’s just my phantasm who was trapped just now. With your Real Pellet State cultivation, you should be able to see through it usually. As for the yin demon eagle, I’ve naturally been on guard.” Liu Ming said lightly.
As soon as he spoke, he launched another punch.
The black fist flashed, and Zuo Gongquan’s head was smashed by the fist. The red and white matters splashed around, and the soul was directly destroyed without being able to escape.
As soon as Zuo Gongquan died, the black beastkin eagle’s eyes suddenly regained a trace of clarity. When it saw Liu Ming, it uttered a shrill cry of extreme fear, then it spread its wings and flew into the distance.
Liu Ming didn’t go after the yin demon eagle either. He looted Zuo Gongquan’s storage ring and the 2 crimson short blades.
Then he waved and launched a fireball to burn Zuo Gongquan’s body to ashes.
At the same time, the yellow turban soldier that was not far away flashed with a golden light and turned into a talisman again. It flew toward Liu Ming with the ghost head cane and disappeared with a roll of black gas.
The already bleak golden array collapsed, turning into golden light spots. The disk array and formation flags dimmed and scattered on the ground.
Liu Ming raised his hand and launched a black gas to collect all the disk array and formation flags. He revealed a hint of joy on his face
According to Thousand Illusion Demon, this Purdue Sumeru Array was obtained from a ruin. It was a trap array from ancient times. He had experienced its power just now, which was truly a rare treasure.
“Master, what should we do next? Now that Zuo Gongquan is dead, Thousand Illusion Demon has disappeared again…” A girl in black tulle flew to Liu Ming’s side and asked.
“It’s fine, Thousand Illusion Demon won’t go too far. I have the means to find him.” Liu Ming replied calmly. He consumed a golden yuan pill to replenish his spiritual power.
Xie’er was relieved after hearing this.
Liu Ming’s figure flickered, and he stood on a huge rock not far away. He sat cross-legged to adjust his breath, then he threw up the set of black formation flags left by Thousand Illusion Demon.
Then, he chanted an obscure chant while forming mysterious gestures. Wisps of black lights gathered before him.
Seeing this, Xie’er didn’t interrupt him. She just obediently stood aside and paid attention to the movement around.
It didn’t take long for circles of black ripples to appear in the air centered on Liu Ming. It spread out in all directions, making the surrounding scenery a little blurry.
Although only for a moment, Liu Ming’s face turned pale again. He raised 1 arm and tapped at the black formation flags. Wisps of black gas gradually merged with the black ripples.
The black ripples suddenly swayed slightly, and the speed of the ripples suddenly accelerated a little. They gathered faintly in the northwest direction.
The next moment, Liu Ming suddenly opened his eyes with black light.
“He really went northwest…” He stopped the chant and muttered to himself.
He could now basically confirm that the direction that Thousand Illusion Demon fled was the northwest direction, and this direction was where Nanlu City was located.
In this moment of casting, Liu Ming had secreted a layer of fine sweat on his forehead. Obviously, such tracking mystic art consumed a lot of spiritual power and mental power.
“Let’s go now.” Liu Ming waved his hand to put away the black formation flags, then he waved his sleeve. The crystal clear Daiyue Jade Boat appeared in front with a flash of white light.
He and Xie’er jumped up, then the jade boat turned into a red light and flew in the northwest direction.
As the capital of Jiang Kingdom, Nanlu City was not only the real political power center of Jiang Kingdom, but also the center of business and cultural exchange.
The city covered a very large area. The north of the city was adjacent to the beautiful Yudai Lake. The other 3 sides were huge city walls with a height of 90 meters tall. Looking from a far, it looked like a fortitude fortress on the lake.
Nanlu City had 3 main city gates in the direction of east, west and south. Outside the city gate was a 90 meters wide moat that connected with Yudai Lake. The water was bottomless with some figures looming in it. Clearly, it wasn’t just water in there.
The roads in the city also connected the entire city. Tall buildings were lined up one after another. Although the buildings were dense, they were not crowded. The environment was unusually tidy.
The city was divided into 4 areas of different sizes by 2 main streets that crossed. The northwest and southwest occupied the largest areas, which were densely populated areas for mortals’ businesses and residences and also where wealthy businessmen and commoners lived. Therefore, the buildings here looked incompatible with each other.
The southeast area was where the imperial city was located. This was also the most magnificent and heavily guarded place in Nanalu City.
In addition to the palace, most of the nobles of the Jiang Kingdom also lived nearby.
The northeast area was the smallest. It was also a relatively special place in the city. It was the place where cultivators gathered. Generally, few mortals set foot in it. Therefore, Nanlu City was a relatively rare city in the Middle Sky Continent where cultivators and mortals lived together.
The reason why the cultivator group was willing to stay in Nanlu City was that the royal family of Jiang Kingdom was also a powerful cultivator family. They recruited some casual cultivators as government officials. They even opened up places like the market city for the cultivators to rest.
In addition, the Yudai Lake was hundreds of kilometers north of Nanlu City. It produced a beautiful top-grade jade “Huilong Jade”. It was also an excellent material for making an upper grade jade talisman. It brought a different kind of prosperity to this place.
At this moment, it was late at night. A bright crescent moon hung among the stars in the sky, looming in the clouds.
The bustling scene of the city was gone as the lights gradually went out. The entire city gradually returned to silence.
“Whoosh“, a black figure flew in from a distance and sneaked into the city while taking advantage of the night, then he flew toward the imperial city in the southeast area of the city.
The speed of the black figure was extremely fast. He could move for 300 meters in the blink of an eye without revealing his aura. Under the cover of the night, let alone ordinary people, even ordinary cultivators couldn’t detect any abnormality at all.
The palace of Jiang Kingdom occupied nearly half the size of the southeast area of Nanlu City. There were exquisitely carved and jade-built palaces, countless elegant verandas, and gorgeous garden pools decorated with exotic flowers and plants. The eunuchs and palace maids who have lived there for several years often get lost in it.
However, in the middle of the night, the palace was still guarded heavily.
Over a corner of the northwest side of the palace, a black figure flashed into the palace wall. He familiarly shuttled through the palace and came to a hexagonal palace.
The black light slowly dissipated, revealing a figure dressed in white. It was Thousand Illusion Demon.
At this moment, he seemed to have exhausted all his spiritual power. His face was slightly pale after traveling for a long distance. After standing still, he looked back with lingering fear, and he said viciously to himself,
“Damn it! The boy from Taiqing Sect seems to be chasing after me. I have already used mystic art to hide my tracks. How can he still track my location?”
As soon as he finished speaking, an abnormal flush suddenly appeared on his face. His aura turned chaotic. He hurriedly took out a jade bottle, poured out a white elixir and swallowed it, only then the flush on his face gradually receded.
Then Thousand Illusion Demon hesitated for a while before turning into a middle-aged man with a slightly fat figure. He walked into the hexagonal palace silently.
In a gorgeous bedroom in the palace, Thousand Illusion Demon appeared and wore a bright yellow robe on him.
The brocade robe was embroidered with a five-clawed golden dragon pattern, which was obviously a costume that could only be worn by the emperor of the Jiang Kingdom.
After wearing the brocade robe, Thousand Illusion Demon’s temperament changed immediately. The spiritual power fluctuations on his body seemed to disappear completely. He completely transformed into a majestic middle-aged man.
No one would have thought that Thousand Illusion Demon was hiding in the palace of Jiang Kingdom, and he was also the emperor of Jiang Kingdom!
Thousand Illusion Demon’s eyes flashed. He slapped himself, and a black aura immediately appeared on his face.
Not long after, there was a loud noise in the hexagonal palace. The lights were bright, and many palace maids and eunuchs were busy running.
“There are assassins!”
“Someone is assassinating the emperor! Quick, protect the emperor!”
Countless guards poured into the palace walls of this hexagonal palace like a tide. The entire palace was lit up.
At the same time, different lights flashed in the dark night, and several dazzling escape lights fell outside the hexagonal palace. After the light dissipated, several figures in red robes appeared. There were men and women. They exuded a strong and solid aura of the Condensation Period later stage. An old man with a gray beard even reached the Crystallization Period intermediate stage.
TL: Just a mortal emperor, this won’t stop Liu Ming from killing him…
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