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The Bloody Blade Monarch and the others understood how difficult it was to go from Galaxy-Grade to Celestial Domain-Grade. If ascending to the next grade wasn’t too difficult, they also wouldn’t stay in the Bloody Space River to duke it out continuously over there.
However, Luo Yunyang had now ascended to a Celestial Domain-Grade. This was really inconceivable.
No, they reckoned that Luo Yunyang would surely be able to ascend to a Celestial Domain-Grade, yet this ascension would require thousands of years, or perhaps tens of thousands.
They had never imagined that Luo Yunyang would actually emit the sort of unyielding aura that a Celestial Domain-Grade could when they came to visit.
The various Origin Source Laws all around had already become the boundary energy emitted by Luo Yunyang’s body. As Galaxy-Grade Monarchs, they didn’t have the slightest ability to resist while standing before Luo Yunyang.
“I am not a Celestial Domain-Grade!” Luo Yunyang chuckled as he drew the aura back into his body.
The Bloody Blade Monarch and the other two left their mouths gaping. After exchanging glances, their eyes became even more resolved.
“Your Highness Yunyang, even though you aren’t considered a Celestial Domain-Grade, basically everyone who knows you has started to treat you as an Emperor Lord.” The Divine Ax Monarch smiled and spoke respectfully.
Although Luo Yunyang had friendly relations with the Bloody Blade Monarch and the other two, they weren’t that close. After all, back in the Bloody Space River, Luo Yunyang’s main objective had been to gather various Divine Sky Sources.
“You three haven’t just come to see me to reminisce over old times, right?” Luo Yunyang asked calmly.
Although they had already strengthened their resolve, Luo Yunyang’s straightforward question made the three of them feel slightly embarrassed.
However, they still had to speak, even though they were embarrassed. Finally, the one that spoke was the Bloody Blade Monarch.
“Your Highness Yunyang, after the Bloody Space River shattered, we started to disband and return to our various tribes,” said the Bloody Blade Monarch. “Given our cultivation bases, we also have significant statuses within our own tribes.”
The Bloody Blade Monarch hadn’t lied about this part. Thanks to their cultivation base, they all had some sort of important status, regardless of which tribe they were in.
Luo Yunyang didn’t say anything, He just waited for the Bloody Blade Monarch to continue. However, he had more or less guessed these three’s purpose for coming.
“There are many experts within the tribes, but the resources are limited. Even if we are focused, wanting to use our own tribe’s resources to ascend to the Celestial Domain is an impossible task.”
In the Bloody Blade Monarch’s opinion, Luo Yunyang might be young, but he was someone who thought meticulously. He was a junior that could sense even the finest details. Thus, he was feigning civility before becoming blunt and saying what was on his mind.
Suddenly, he said straightforwardly, “Furthermore, the few of us are fellows who can’t stay idle. Therefore, we are prepared to take a leap of faith.”
“We know that Your Highness became the lord of Samsara Star City, so we have come here to see if we could become your retainers.”
There wasn’t a single Galaxy-Grade in the Human Tribe that could become a Monarch. Even some of the hidden powers of the Nine Paths didn’t have such powerful cultivation bases.
Three Monarchs would be of great assistance to Luo Yunyang, who already had some sort of understanding concerning the benefits of Samsara Star City.
Thus, he took a moment to think before answering readily, “Once I have control of Samsara Star City, you three can receive 5% of the profits of the city.”
Although 5% of the profits sounded very little, actually, it was a huge reaction for Samsara Star City.
The three monarchs’ eyes started glowing with rapt ecstasy in no time.
They might be considered big shots in their own tribes, but they required many more resources for cultivation purposes.
Furthermore, each of them belonged to their own family, so the resources needed to nurture the clan’s young generation would result in them getting even less resources.
Even back in the Bloody Space River, the three of them had found it hard to meet their cultivation requirements most of the time. Thus, Luo Yunyang’s generosity had just made their blood race.
Although they knew that the reaches within Samsara Star City weren’t all that easy to get, they had strived and gambled with their lives back in the Bloody Space River too.
“Thank you, my lord!” The Bloody Blade Monarch was the first to pay his respects.
The Divine Ax Monarch and the Green Scale Monarch exchanged glances and bowed before Luo Yunyang at the same time. “Thank you, my lord.”
Even though the three of them had pledged their allegiance to him, Luo Yunyang himself found it hard to believe that those three would be fully loyal and devoted to him. However, Luo Yunyang believed that they would be more than 50% devoted and loyal.
Besides him, nobody had given them such a great chance. Plus, there was also the power that he had just displayed.
There were two ways to win over people’s hearts. The first was having sufficient power that people could rely on, and the second was to provide benefits that would tempt others.
“Alright, since the three of you think highly of me, then we will stand united from now on and share both honor and disgrace. I will be getting ready to take over my position in Samsara Star City in the next few days. The three of you can contact some of your former comrades from the Bloody Space River.”
Luo Yunyang then said seriously, “Those that are willing to follow me to Samsara Star City will be rewarded accordingly. I am definitely not a miser.”
“Don’t worry, my lord. The three of us will make contact right away. Although we can’t guarantee pulling over all the Divine Union members from the Bloody Space River, enticing a third of them shouldn’t be a problem.”
Then, those three left. They were led by Luo Yunyang’s subordinates from the huge palace to their arranged residences before they started to contact former comrades from the Bloody Space River.
Luo Yunyang smiled faintly as he watched them leave. These days, he believed that relying on the strength of the Human Tribe could no longer assist him much.
Even if the Bloody Blade Monarch hadn’t come, Luo Yunyang had been prepared to recruit some helpers. However, now that the Bloody Blade Monarch and the others had come, a big problem had been solved.
Luo Yunyang wasn’t worried about controlling these people. He knew that, as long as he remained the strongest intimidating power, the Bloody Blade Monarch and the others wouldn’t dare be disloyal.
10 days later, Luo Yunyang once again came out of his seclusive training. Unfortunately, he was somewhat disappointed this time.
The branch of the Five-Element World Tree seemed to contain a massive secret, yet he hadn’t been able to figure it out. His plan to create an individual Five-Element World Tree embodiment via the Chaotic Four-Origin Beast’s ability couldn’t work, as he found it difficult to incorporate the branch of the Five-Element World Tree into the Chaotic Four-Origin Beast’s body.
“Greetings, my lord.” The Bloody Blade Monarch and the other two had come quickly upon hearing that Luo Yunyang was out of his seclusive training.
This time, the Bloody Blade Monarch and the others greeted Luo Yunyang with cupped fists and way more respect than before.
Luo Yunyang waved his hand. “Cut the formalities. How has the recruitment gone? If there are no issues, let’s head to Samsara Star City now. After all, Samsara Star City cannot be left without a person in power.”
“My lord, we have contacted over 1,000 comrades. Among those bestowed with Monarch titles, the Golden Bat Monarch has already expressed his willingness to pledge his allegiance. He can arrive within a day. A total of 23 Galaxy-Grade Marquises are willing to serve under you.”
“There is also a total of 516 experienced Blood Space River martialists who are willing to serve you,” the Bloody Blade Monarch added.
Four Monarchs, 23 Marquises, 516 ordinary Galaxy-Grades…
This sort of strength was something even a first-grade tribe in the Divine Union couldn’t produce. Although it was still considerably weaker than the 19 Primary Tribes, the discrepancy was limited.
Luo Yunyang’s face didn’t show his deep satisfaction. These many subordinates would influence his control over Samsara Star City.
“Good, I will let you three handle the discussions on how these people will be paid.” As he said that, Luo Yunyang gave a copy of the information that Molin had given him to the Bloody Blade Monarch. “Take a look at this. Over time, I will know all the people who follow me and I won’t mistreat anyone.”
“Thank you, my lord.” The Bloody Blade Monarch and the other two were equally excited. In the Bloody Space River, they had made many others flinch back.
However, ever since leaving the Bloody Space River, even though they were still considered big shots, they no longer garnered the sort of respect they had in the Bloody Space River.
They knew the reason for this as well. They had already lost their most important foundation.
However, the more than 500 gathered Galaxy-Grades had already made them feel a sense of the large authority they used to possess.
“When can they gather at the latest?” Luo Yunyang was a little pleased with their reaction.
There were no friends forever, only everlasting interest. Only interest and benefits could make this temporary constitution stabler. After all, they had the same interests.
“In three days’ time,” the Bloody Blade Monarch replied.
Three days wasn’t a long time. Luo Yunyang thought for a moment before saying, “Alright, then we will gather on the Sky Emperor Terrace in 10 days! Then, we shall march on to Samsara Star City.”
“Yes!” the Bloody Blade Monarch and the others, who understood the intention of that gathering, shouted respectfully at the same time.
For cultivators, a period of three days was just like the blink of an eye. During these three days, spacecrafts kept continuously descending on Luo Yunyang’s personal planet.
The cheerful laughter of reunions between old friends echoed all around this planet. They hadn’t gathered for the first time yet, so the Bloody Blade Monarch didn’t demand too much from the powerhouses of the Bloody Space River.
As long as they didn’t cause trouble, they could have as much fun as they liked!
“Ha ha ha! Gui Long, you brat, what’s up with you? Hurry up and come over for a drink!” a martialist with a tiger’s body and an elephant’s head said loudly with his trunk wrapped around a large jar of wine.
He was a Galaxy-Grade martialist close to becoming a Marquis. He had drunk a lot because he was happy about being reunited with old friends. Thus, he wasn’t too sober.
Gui Long was a man with a sinister-looking face. He normally didn’t like speaking and didn’t have many friendly relationships with others.
However, this planet was where Luo Yunyang’s subordinates and Bloody Space River martialists were making merry, so this elephant man had offered him some wine.
Crash! Gui Long shattered the wine jar with a punch. “Don’t piss me off! Just scram!”
“What’s wrong, Gui Long? We are all brothers who have gone through life-and-death situations together. If you aren’t even willing to drink a cup, perhaps you don’t respect your brother…” a figure that looked like black smoke said as the elephant man got furious.
This was a Marquis powerhouse!
“Konghou Marquis, I won’t… I won’t… Boulder was snatched by the Sky Roar Tribe!”