Li Zhen had tried to join the Enforcer Alliance a hundred thousand years ago, so he naturally paid a bit more attention to its affairs.
The alliance maintained a Bounty Ranking on which it offered rewards for capturing despicable villains of the realm. The Robber King in front of them was on that list. His bounty was a hundred million premium purple crystals for his head.
Though a hundred million crystals was impressive, it was far from enough to eliminate a third step king. Thus, the alliances Bounty Ranking was more used as a warning or deterrence.
Self-proclaimed as the greatest robber of the Hongmeng, the Robber King came and left like the wind. He stole from high level kings and inferior realm cultivators alike—in other words, a man without principles.
He was a very active individual and hailed himself as the benevolent Robber King in that he only ever took ones goods and not ones life. To think that he would be in Starspace Region and robbing anyone he came across!
“You know me, kid” The Robber King started. “Since you recognize me, you cant blame me for showing no mercy then!”
“Arent you supposed to be benevolent and only steal items You never endanger lives,” Li Zhen asked with bafflement. He and Qing Ting were looking at the king with amusement, wholly unafraid of the newcomers arrival.
“Hmph! Those busybodies from the Enforcer Alliance are already here. If I dont kill you, you might tip them off and Ill have no place to go in Starspace or Cloudruin Region!
“And heh, you believe it when I say I dont kill anyone Come on, that Lewd King calls himself the Luminous King of Virtue and Integrity!
“…huh Why arent you three half step king brats afraid of me” Hed finally picked up on something odd—these three little fellows didnt show any signs of fear.
“I recognize you, but you dont know the person next to me…” Li Zhen jerked his thumb at Lu Yun and continued with relish, “Several sixth step kings followed us out as soon as this one left the city. We borrowed a battlefield of two high level kings to shake off our keepers. But you throw yourself in that spot instead Tsk tsk tsk.”
The dumbfounded Robber King blinked; Lu Yun flashed a brilliant grin at him and snapped his fingers.
A formation of hazy purple light appeared out of thin air and sealed off the area. An aura unique to king grade formations came down oppressively over the area, immediately confining the king. Huge handfuls of king grade Detonation Talismans appeared in Lu Yun, Qing Ting, and Li Zhens hands.
The Robber Kings expression froze, and the next development made everyone gape with shock.
The Robber King dropped to his knees and sobbed loudly, “Mercy, young masters and mistress! This humble one was forced to a life of thievery in order to provide for my family of elders and children! Ive never harmed the innocent and anyone I killed deserved to die! Mercy, oh mercy!”
Slam slam slam!
He smashed his forehead against the ground in fervent kowtows.
Lu Yuns expression froze and he turned around stiltedly, staring dumbly at Li Zhen.
“This… is the Robber King” he asked with disbelief.
“I, er, I dont know either.” Li Zhen didnt know what to make of the situation.
The notorious Robber King, a third step king, was kowtowing to three juniors who werent even kings People said that he had no bottom line, but this wasnt even a bottom line, this was a black hole!
A guy like this can become a king And his dao heart is still intact Lu Yun couldnt believe his eyes.
“Kyakyakya, you little things are too young. Die!” Weeping up a storm and kowtowing as if his life depended on it, the Robber King suddenly jumped up with a shortsword in hand. He shot at Lu Yun and brought the weapon up to stab into the young mans forehead.
Radiant golden light exploded out of nowhere and blocked his fatal stroke. Qing Ting had released her golden body on pure instinct, resulting in the one-meter-thick layer of light blasting out to nine meters and enclosing Lu Yun and Li Zhen in a dome of safety.
The golden bodys strength was determined by her cultivation level. Since she was currently a half step king, it could defend against a first step king or one blow from a second step king. The Robber King, however, was a third step king!
The tenacious light lasted only a moment before the king pierced through it with his shortsword.
Multiple rays of brilliant light flared from Qing Tings body—her wondrous collection of king grade defensive treasures were all active.
Metallic collisions sounded from the void as the Robber Kings attack was deflected.
“I forgot about my piles of treasures last time when I faced that second step king. I wont forget this time!” Qing Ting mumbled.
The Robber King almost vomited blood at her words. When were king grade treasures counted in terms of “piles”! The shortsword in his hands was very dear to him and was less than king grade—but the little girl had piles of them
He didnt feel any bliss at the thought of impending fortune falling into his hands. Rather, he drowned in dread!
He knew that these little fellows were extremely wealthy, but hed never fathomed they possessed so many king grade treasures! Lu Yuns Stellar Sword, Qing Tings king grade flying sword, Li Zhens ghost-headed blade… the king grade formation thatd appeared out of nowhere and almost confined him, and the king grade Detonation Talismans in their hands…
Just where did these little guys get so many treasures from Had they robbed the Supplemental Dao Alliance
He knew that the monopoly over supplemental dao was ended; he was robbing people in the Starspace Region so he could exchange ghost crystals for king grade treasures himself. To think that three little targets he had his eyes on were insanely hard to take down!
“The Robber King is too naive!” Lu Yun murmured to himself. He hadnt been afraid from beginning to end—if Qing Ting possessed piles of king grade treasures, wouldnt he have the same
Indeed, he was assimilating into the Hongmeng so he could train the fire of order, but that didnt mean hed let himself come off worse for the wear here.
“Come on, lets teach this young whippersnapper king a lesson!”
“Yeah, lets teach him a lesson!”
Detonation Talismans exploded one after another, terrifying the Robber King into wails and shrieks for his mother.
“Ghost Blade Method!
“Ghost Walk, go!
“You cant see me, you cant see me!
“Float like a spirit butterfly, sting like a dragon!” The Robber King jumped, ducked, and rolled into the void, trying to get away. Lu Yuns formation proved insufficient to suppress him and all of his antics up to now were just to mislead the trio.
Though it couldnt restrain the king, the formation still kept him confined to this part of the void. He ran out of space to dodge in the end and yelped when the talismans connected with their target.
“You three brats, this king will remember you!” he finally screeched.
He flung out a black bead that exploded in the air and blew a hole in Lu Yuns king grade formation. Howling with tragic laughter, the Robber King fled through the hole.
On his way out, he turned back and committed the trios appearance and presence to memory. Hed journeyed the Hongmeng for countless years and evaded pursuit from the Enforcer Alliance all this time. It was the first time hed failed so miserably.-