The Mysterious Underworld being’s body crumbled rapidly and vanished in the blink of an eye.
It would be impossible for Luo Yunyang to stop it even if he wanted to.
Weird gazes fell on Luo Yunyang, including disdainful looks and gloating and hostile stares.
Luo Yunyang couldn’t care less about those people. He shifted his attention to Muyuan Heavenly Venerate.
Muyuan Heavenly Venerate smiled gently at Luo Yunyang and consoled him. “Brother Yunyang, please ignore what just happened. The Mysterious Underworld beings are formed by the gathering of various destructive energies. Even a ninth-level Heavenly Venerate might not be able to prevent them from self-imploding, so neither can we.”
“I’ve interrogated hundreds of Mysterious Underworld beings to discover their origin. Unfortunately, all of them shattered almost instantly.”
Luo Yunyang wasn’t really concerned about this issue. However, he had a better opinion of Muyuan Heavenly Venerate after listening to him.
Muyuan Heavenly Venerate shifted his attention back to the crowd. His tone instantly became much more serious. “Everyone, although we know very little based on what the Mysterious Underworld being said, I have a feeling that they will become a thorn in our side eventually. Therefore, we better prepare for this early.”
Muyuan Heavenly Venerate’s words caused whispers to erupt from the crowd of Heavenly Venerates present. Most of them did not agree with what Muyuan Heavenly Venerate had said.
“Ha ha… Brother Muyuan, this is just a groundless fear. In my opinion, you should be more like me and stay positive,” said a towering Heavenly Venerate with four eyes. Luo Yunyang couldn’t determine his race based on his physical body, but his cultivation base was at least at the third-level Heavenly Venerate.
The towering man had spoken rather bluntly, causing Muyuan Heavenly Venerate’s expression to turn sour immediately. Just as Muyuan was about to say something, someone interrupted them. “What is there to worry about? This is a puny Mysterious Underworld Race. Our Mysterious Sky Cosmos is right in the middle of the boundless galaxy!”
“There are ninth-level Heavenly Venerates at the helm, and great Heavenly Venerates dominate in every direction. Even…” The Heavenly Venerate did not continue. However, his point had been clearly made.
“There’s nothing to be afraid of with those people at the helm! Let’s not talk about them attacking us, shall we? If they dared to even appear, we’d just kick their asses like Muyuan Heavenly Venerate did.”
“Who knows, we might even snatch some of their territories. We’ll then have a new place to house some slaves.”
The Heavenly Venerate who spoke was in high spirits. What he said immediately gained many people’s approval. Someone even stood up and said, “Chenshui Heavenly Venerate is right. Why should we be afraid of the Mysterious Underworld Race? As long as Brother Muyuan can locate their nest, I’ll head down with him and invade it.”
“Ha ha! Brother Muyuan might be afraid to do so, but I’ll follow you there.”
Muyuan Heavenly Venerate’s suggestion was tossed aside when these few sentences were uttered. Even though Muyuan Heavenly Venerate was uncomfortable with this situation, there was nothing he could do.
Just as he was about to start a dispute with the others, Chenshui Heavenly Venerate interrupted again. “I’ve heard that the Mysterious Great Sky Auction Hall managed to obtain some goodies. I sincerely hope that everyone will go easy on me!”
This topic attracted almost everyone’s attention. No one spoke any further about the issue with the Mysterious Underworld Race.
The gathering on Guiyan House lasted 10 hours, and Luo Yunyang spent the majority of this time listening. However, as the crowd was getting ready to leave, he felt a sudden intense animosity coming from Chenshui Heavenly Venerate.
It was the first time that Luo Yunyang had met Chenshui Heavenly Venerate. The two of them had never had a prior feud. Hence, Luo Yunyang felt very puzzled as to why Chenshui Heavenly Venerate would act in this manner.
When he stared back at Chenshui Heavenly Venerate, he realized that Chenshui Heavenly Venerate’s expression had turned into a smile again. He was even nodding at him in a friendly manner.
“Brother Yunyang, there’s still some time before the auction begins. Shall we find a place to sit down and have a chat?” Muyuan Heavenly Venerate asked Luo Yunyang mentally after exiting Guiyan House.
Luo Yunyang was still willing to befriend Muyuan Heavenly Venerate. Hence, he agreed with a smile. “I sincerely accept your invitation then.”
The two of them arrived quickly at a small jade house. Some of the guards immediately bowed when they saw them.
“These are my disciples. Brother Luo, please take care of them if you see them in the future.” Muyuan Heavenly Venerate pointed at the guards while he spoke.
Luo Yunyang nodded. “Of course.”
“When we were at Guiyan House, I sensed your deep hatred for the Mysterious Underworld Race. It wasn’t showing on the surface, but I could sense that it came from the bottom of your heart.” Muyuan Heavenly Venerate commented after undoing the seals of the jade house.
Luo Yunyang pondered for a moment before admitting, “I don’t know why, but I felt a surging rage when I saw the Mysterious Underworld Race.”
His reply was rather skimpy, yet Muyuan Heavenly Venerate did not mind at all. On the contrary, he actually agreed. “Me too. I do not know why, but I had a similar sentiment when I saw them as well.”
While Luo Yunyang and Muyuan Heavenly Venerate were conversing in the jade house, Chenshui Heavenly Venerate was fusing a trace of consciousness into his internal universe.
“Greetings, my lord!” Heavenly Venerate Chensui, who was revered by many, was actually bowing respectfully before a man in black clothing.
The man in the black clothes looked rather similar in appearance to Chenshui Heavenly Venerate. They probably belonged to the same race. However, everyone in the Mysterious Great Sky Cosmos knew that Chenshui Heavenly Venerate was the number one martialist of his race.
The man’s origin had to be incredible for Chenshui Heavenly Venerate to greet him respectfully.
“What’s the matter?” The man snorted. He showed no intention of letting Chenshui Heavenly Venerate recover.
“My lord, I’ve located the whereabouts of the ninth squad. They’re in Muyuan’s hands. From the looks of it, it seems like Muyuan Heavenly Venerate did not manage to discover anything from it.”
The calm-looking man suddenly exploded into a surging black light, causing visible cracks to appear on Chenshui Heavenly Venerate’s body as a result of the immense pressure.
Chenshui Heavenly Venerate knelt on the ground immediately as his body shivered in intense fear.
“I won’t spare them if they spoil my plan!” The black light dissipated shortly and the atmosphere returned to its calming state again. However, the man had turned into a Mysterious Underworld Being.
Chenshui Heavenly Venerate hastily wiped off the beads of sweat on his forehead before speaking softly. “They chose to implode, but Muyuan seemed like he was starting to get wary.”
The man thought momentarily before commenting, “Muyuan cannot exist any further!”
A Heavenly Venerate was a dominating figure in the Mysterious Great Sky Land. It would be an uphill task even for another Heavenly Venerate to kill one.
However, the man actually intended to murder Muyuan Heavenly Venerate.
“My lord, Muyuan Heavenly Venerate mainly cultivates a wood-based origin source. He even had a Supreme Spirit Root supporting his internal universe. It would be extremely hard to kill him!” Chenshui Heavenly Venerate lamented.
“This is not your problem. Someone else will handle it,” the man replied coldly.
Chenshui Heavenly Venerate finally calmed down. However, there was a hint of fear in his heart.
How much power did this Mysterious Underworld Being possess? Would he never be able to escape his clutch?
“Apart from Muyuan, is there anyone else who’s beginning to have suspicions?” The same nightmarish voice spoke once again in Chenshui Heavenly Venerate’s ears.
“Yes, there’s one more person. This person’s name is Luo Yunyang, and he is from the Donghua Ancient Sect. I heard that he is the reincarnated Ancestral Master of his sect. I felt extremely uncomfortable when I saw him. Actually, I sensed that I would have felt much better by killing him!”
Chenshui Heavenly Venerate proceeded to display Luo Yunyang’s appearance while he spoke. The man was surprised. “Human Tribe… A pureblood member of the Human Tribe. I never thought that I would encounter someone from the Human Tribe here. Seems like he must be a survivor of the previous great war.”
“Remember, you must be extra careful when you see him in the future. You must never allow him to discover our identity.” The man continued instructing him. “Do not inadvertently alert him. I want to know how many more of his kind are still alive.”
Disappointment welled in Chenshui Heavenly Venerate’s heart. It was obvious that the man wanted to deal with Luo Yunyang, as he had called Luo Yunyang a survivor of the previous war.
Hence, even though Chenshui Heavenly Venerate was disappointed, he had no choice but to agree.
After their long conversation, Luo Yunyang realized that Muyuan Heavenly Venerate was a person worth befriending. After discussing the matters pertaining to the Mysterious Underworld Race, they went on to talk about issues regarding the Mysterious Sky Great Land. The two of them had an enjoyable conversation.
“Brother Yunyang, you must continue your cultivation. Do not slack off even when you get such great opportunities. While it’s important for your original self to attain the Heavenly Venerate level, it’s even more important for you to develop a solid foundation.”
“If you become a Heavenly Venerate with a weak foundation, it will be extremely hard for you to progress onward to higher levels.”
Luo Yunyang nodded in gratitude. Then, both of them got into Muyuan Heavenly Venerate’s ride and headed towards the Mysterious Great Sky Auction Hall.
The auction was about to begin when they entered the hall. Their seats were located in a patch of space fragment that was thousands of meters wide.
This space fragment was full of vital energy, pavilions floated everywhere, and all the female servants assigned to wait on the guests were exceptionally gorgeous.
When the sound of the bell was heard, the auction officially began.