When the guards around the palace saw these people, they all showed respectful expressions. These people were the guardian cultivators kept by the Jiang Kingdom’s royal family.
Although the Jiang Kingdom’s royal family was also a cultivator family, the emperor sitting on the throne had always been held by mortal children without spiritual power. The real controllers of the royal family, that was, the high rank cultivators of the family usually hid behind the scenes. They wouldn’t show up easily.
These guardian cultivators were specially sent by the cultivator family to protect the imperial power.
This was also the practice of all mortal kingdoms on the Middle Sky Continent, but no one knew why. There were also rumors that once the cultivator took the throne, the luck of the country would gradually decrease.
The theory of luck had always been elusive and unpredictable, but even the great sects who were rumored to control the Middle Sky Continent had always attached great importance to this, not to mention the ordinary cultivator family.
At the same time, outside Nanlu City, an escape light flashed through the sky and landed in a dense forest outside the city. It disappeared after a few flashes.
Afterward, 2 figures quickly flashed out of the dense forest and galloped toward Nanlu City.
Not long after, 2 figures silently landed on an unguarded city wall in Nanlu City. It was Liu Ming and Xie’er.
“This is Nanlu City, eh? It’s so late at night, why is it still so lively there?” Xie’er glanced inside the city, then she saw the brightly lit palace.
“There should be the direction of the palace in Nanlu City.” Liu Ming said.
The map he bought in the Copper Sun Market marked the layout of Nanlu City in detail, but it was really strange that it was brightly lit in the middle of the night.
As he scanned with Divine Thought, he found that there were many soldiers in the palace, and there seemed to be spiritual power fluctuations of the Crystallization Period cultivators, which was obviously abnormal.
Liu Ming pressed his hand in the air and chanted in a low voice. Black ripples spread out from his eyes again. After a while, he said with a cold snort,
“Thousand Illusion Demon should be hiding in the palace. It seems that he is trying to escape from our pursuit through the commotion in this mortal city.”
“Master, I remember the rules of the Taiqing Sect. Cultivators are not allowed to interfere too much with the order of the mortal world. Is it appropriate for us to just go in?” Xie’er said with some concern.
“It doesn’t matter, I have roughly locked the position of Thousand Illusion Demon. As long as I find him, the royal family of Jiang Kingdom will not condone this evil cultivator hiding in the palace so grandly.” Liu Ming smiled slightly, then he brought Xie’er to the direction of the palace.
Inside the hexagonal palace, the middle-aged man in the bright yellow brocade robe that Thousand Illusion Demon transformed into was half lying on a soft chair. His expression was sluggish, and there was a trace of abnormal green-black color on his face.
Standing beside the soft chair were the Jiang Kingdom’s cultivators in red robes. One of them, a tall and white-bearded old man, emitting white light from the tip of his finger, was walking back and forth around Thousand Illusion Demon’s body. After a while, he asked with a frown,
“Jiang Li, have you ever seen the person who hurt you?”
“Returning to the great elder, I was also awakened by a strange noise in my sleep. The room was dark at that time. I could only vaguely see a hazy black shadow at a very fast speed. He casually hit me with a black light. After that, I don’t know anything.” “Jiang Li” transformed by Thousand Illusion Demon looked extremely weak and said.
The few guardian cultivators looked at each other with a look of doubt, but none of them spoke.
As soon as the tall old man retrieved the white light, the wisps of green-black aura rose from the head of “Jiang Li”. His face looked better as the green-black aura was dispelled.
The tall old man looked at “Jiang Li”, then he took out a jade bottle and poured out an elixir for him to take.
“It’s just a normal carrion poison. I’ve eliminated the poison. As long as you rest for a while, you will soon recover.” The tall old man said indifferently.
“Thank you, great elder!” “Jiang Li” said with sincerity and fear.
The tall old man waved his hand casually. After that, he ignored the mortal emperor and eye-gestured the other guardian cultivators. They went out of the room together.
“What do you think about this?”
After they left the room, the tall old man flicked his sleeves and released a soundproof enchantment to cover them before saying.
“This assassin is obviously also a cultivator. No matter what his cultivation is, the other party should not really want to take Jiang Li’s life, otherwise he would have died thousands of times as a mere mortal.” A young man with blond hair said slowly. He was not polite to the Jiang Kingdom Emperor in his tone.
It was no wonder that the cultivator group had always looked down at the mortals with short lifespans and weak strength, even if Jiang Li was the emperor of a kingdom, it would be no exception.
“This is obvious, so what is the purpose of the other party? Is he trying to warn our Jiang family? Because of the Huilong Jade’s quota, our Jiang family has indeed offended a lot of forces over the years…” It was a young woman who spoke. The large robes couldn’t hide her graceful figure.
“No matter what the reason, Jiang Li is the nominal emperor of the Jiang Kingdom. Since the family has arranged for us to serve the royal family, we can’t let him have an accident. We just have to be more focused these few days. We also have to ensure that someone is by his side to protect him every day. We have been a little too negligent in recent years.” The tall old man waved his hand, interrupting the young woman’s words, and said in a deep voice.
Hearing the old man’s words, the young woman looked a little dissatisfied.
The young man with blonde hair gave him a wink, and the young woman nodded reluctantly.
The muscular man with a black face didn’t speak from the beginning to the end; he just listened quietly.
In the inner room, Thousand Illusion Demon was still lying on the soft chair with a feeble expression on his face. He glanced outside the palace with strange lights in his eyes.
Immediately, he closed his eyes as if sensing something.
“He really came after me. Damn! If it wasn’t for Zuo Gongquan’s cowardice, which damaged my sea of consciousness, why should I hide here!” Thousand Illusion Demon opened his eyes and thought bitterly.
At this moment, an extremely huge spiritual pressure descended from the sky unscrupulously, covering the entire palace.
The spirit pressure was biting cold. Anyone could feel the malicious intentions of the intruder.
Outside the hexagonal palace, the tall old man and the other 4 felt their whole body sinking. The tall old man hurriedly made gestures to barely resist it; the other 3 couldn’t move instead.
The young woman with the weakest cultivation base was almost on her knees.
Just when the few people looked at each other in shock, a black figure descended from the sky outside the hexagonal palace.
At this time, the soldiers around the palace were already lying on the ground in a state of semi-unconsciousness. They were just ordinary mortal soldiers. They would be dead under such a huge spiritual pressure, so the intruder must have purposely eased his power.
The tall old man looked extremely ugly. As a Crystallization Period cultivator, he could better understand the horror of the intruder, but among the people present, he had the highest level of cultivation, it was impossible to hide.
He could only grit his teeth, made a gesture, flew a dozen meters away from the black figure, bowed and said,
“Jiang Kingdom’s royal family cultivator Jiang Qing, sorry for not being able to welcome senior!”
Since this person had reached the intermediate stage of the Crystallization Period, he was considered a figure in the clan. Although he couldn’t see through Liu Ming’s cultivation, his knowledge was naturally far from the other 3. After feeling suffocating powerful spiritual pressure, he knew that the opponent’s strength was not something they could resist.
The other 3 also hurriedly followed the old man to bow as if they had just woken up from a dream.
The black figure was surrounded by faint black gas, which looked very mysterious. Due to the black gas, it was impossible to see his appearance. However, the tall old man and the other 4 felt a cold gaze swept over.
The 4 of them only felt a slight chill in their bodies, and they suddenly became silent for a while.
“I’m Taiqing Sect’s disciple.” The person was naturally Liu Ming. He glanced at them and said.
“It turns out to be the senior of Taiqing Sect. May I know why is senior coming to our Jiang Kingdom’s palace?” The tall old man said with a sigh of relief when Liu Ming reported himself as a Taiqing Sect cultivator.
Taiqing Sect, as 1 of the 4 ancient sects of the human race, had strict discipline in the sect. The disciples in the sect were naturally not bloodthirsty.
“I’ve been following an evil cultivator all the way here.” Liu Ming said indifferently as he looked at the hexagonal palace behind the 4 of them.
In his senses, Thousand Illusion Demon was hiding in this palace.
“Evil cultivator?” The 4 of them were startled by this statement.
When the tall old man saw the direction Liu Ming was looking at, his expression changed. He hurriedly scanned with Divine Thought, and he breathed a sigh of relief after a while.
Apart from Jiang Li, the mortal emperor, there were only a few palace maids. There were no other people hiding there.
“Senior, this place is the bedroom of the Jiang Kingdom Emperor. There are only a few palace maids in it. I’m afraid there is no evil cultivator that senior is looking for.” The tall old man hesitated a little, but he didn’t make way.
The other 3 looked at the tall old man with pale faces, but they didn’t say anything.
“Emperor? Haha, that’s why. Interesting. You guys step back. I’m looking for the Jiang Kingdom Emperor. If I’m not mistaken, he’s the evil cultivator I’m looking for.” Liu Ming heard the words, and he laughed a few times.
“What? This is impossible. I just checked Jiang Li’s body. He is just a mere mortal without spiritual power. By the way, an assassin infiltrated the Jiang Kingdom palace and wounded him. Could it be that the evil cultivator that senior is looking for is the assassin?” The tall old man was stunned, and he replied hurriedly in disbelief.
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