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1822 Peach Blossom Dock

The Sky-Cloud Empire was wider than expected.

Apart from the main island where Suming Peak was located, there were also many small islands scattered around, forming a circle of stars.

In the Sky-Cloud Empire, all the important figures basically lived on the main island. The others with lower strength and cultivation levels were scattered on those small islands. At the same time, these islands were also the key to connecting with the 28 divisions of the Sky-Cloud Empire.

The people of the 28 divisions often had to reach these small islands first before they could enter the main island. In short, the defense of the Sky-Cloud Empire was extremely strict. If one wanted to enter, they had to pass through layers of checkpoints.

If there was nobody to receive them, it would be difficult for outsiders to arrive here successfully.

“The clan leader is also at Suming Peak now?” asked Chu Liuyue.

Rong Xiu nodded. “The side hall behind Jishen Palace is guarded by special guards.”

“Then… did you find out how he fainted?” Such a top expert couldn’t have fainted without any reason.

She only remembered that Yan Qing had come to the academy to invite Rong Xiu back, saying that the clan leader was unconscious and that the situation was urgent. When she later saw Rong Xiu again, she never had the time to ask about this.

It was only when Rong Xiu mentioned it that she remembered this.

At that moment, Rong Xiu briefly explained the ins and outs of this matter and the situation that day. “…That’s about it. Although we know who did it, we can’t reveal it for now.”

Chu Liuyue was a little surprised. “So Black Demon Hole had already begun to deal with you a few years ago?”

Otherwise, he wouldn’t have gone through so much trouble to plant spies.

Rong Xiu smiled in tacit agreement.

“…Does it have anything to do with me?” Chu Liuyue tried to ask.

She knew that Black Demon Hole had always been targeting her. As for the reason… it was naturally the music score.

However, they didn’t seem to have a reason to target Rong Xiu like this. The likeliest possibility was that it still had something to do with her.

Rong Xiu pinched her ear. “Actually, it’s nothing. It’s just that after you left, I personally visited Black Demon Hole.”

Chu Liuyue’s eyelids twitched. That doesn’t sound… like a good thing.

“…Is this the reason why Black Demon Hole has been hiding from the world in recent years?”

Rong Xiu pondered for a moment. “Half of it. At that time, I only seriously injured Mo Shiqian and took the lives of some subordinates of his, but that was all. With their foundation, there was no need for them to do this at all. Now, it seems that this is a choice they’ve already made.”

Chu Liuyue’s lips quivered. He had severely injured their sect master and even killed a few of their trusted subordinates… That is Black Demon Hole; it is an existence not inferior to other first-rate families! Rong Xiu actually said such shocking things so easily and didn’t even think much of it. It is really…

“No wonder—”

No wonder the people from Black Demon Hole hated the two of us now. This can be considered a deep hatred. Nobody would easily let go of it.

“But… A few years ago, I remember that you were only a true god back then. How did you win?”

This was actually what confused her even more.

To be precise, she had never known Rong Xiu’s true strength. He seemed to… always be able to erupt with combat strength that was higher than his own realm.

Rong Xiu’s expression changed slightly. He then raised his eyebrows and smiled. “Actually, it was also a coincidence at that time. When I went, they seemed to be busy preparing for something. Both Mo Shiqian and his subordinates’ strength were limited to a certain extent, and they couldn’t fully exert themselves. Therefore—”

He paused. “You should’ve heard that the cultivation technique they cultivate is very strange. Although it can quickly increase their realm and strength, it often brings many problems.”

Chu Liuyue nodded in understanding. She had indeed heard about this long ago.

It was also because of this that Black Demon Hole had always been disliked by many aristocratic families in the God Residence Realm. They thought that their cultivation methods were evil and against the laws of heaven.

However, there were countless cultivators in this world who wanted to take shortcuts. Therefore, over the years, there had been people continuously joining Black Demon Hole. This also resulted in their faction being very stable and unable to be easily destroyed.

In addition, Black Demon Hole had taken the initiative to hide from the world in the past few years. Everything was calm, so everyone gradually ignored it.

However, Chu Liuyue had to be vigilant. Black Demon Hole wanted her music score. It was like this back then, but now… They were probably even more scheming.

According to Senior Ah Jing, his music score was divided into three parts back then. Now, two parts are with me, and I’m only missing the last part to complete it. Of course, the people from Black Demon Hole won’t let the matter rest.

“Do you know where they are now?” asked Chu Liuyue. For some reason, she felt that Rong Xiu should know a little.

“I can only roughly determine their location. As for the exact location, I really don’t know.” Rong Xiu spread his hands and smiled honestly. “However, one of them has a close relationship with them. If he can do it himself… it won’t be difficult to find them.”

“Who?” Chu Liuyue was rather curious.

Rong Xiu looked at her steadily. “Senior Diwu.”

Senior Diwu was naturally Diwu Zhangze.

Chu Liuyue was very surprised. She had thought of many possibilities, but she had not expected this.

“How could this be… Senior Diwu and the others have been trapped in the Red Moon Desert. Other than Big Baby, he and Senior Lan Xiao can’t even leave Dahuang Swamp. How could this be…”

The reason why Big Baby could leave was that he had reconstructed his divine body.

Rong Xiu paused for a moment before saying, “Senior Diwu is indeed related to Black Demon Hole.”

Chu Liuyue was dazed for quite a while. I have indeed never heard them mention this before…

“Master.” At this moment, a familiar voice sounded.

Chu Liuyue turned around. “Cen Yi, why are you here?”

Cen Yi cupped his hands and bowed to the two of them before saying, “I have something to report to you.”

Chu Liuyue found it weird. At this hour? What does Cen Yi want to say to me? If it is something important, he would’ve said it before. If it is nothing… He wouldn’t have come to report it at all.

Rong Xiu smiled. “Then, you guys chat first. I’ll go see the clan leader.”

He had always treated Chu Liuyue with absolute respect.

Cen Yi was her person. Even if they were at the Sky-Cloud Empire now, he wouldn’t interfere in her matters without permission.

Chu Liuyue’s heart warmed as she nodded.

Rong Xiu moved and left quickly.

Only Chu Liuyue and Cen Yi were left here.

Chu Liuyue went straight to the point and asked, “Cen Yi, what happened?”

Cen Yi’s expression was calm, and an extremely faint light flashed across his narrow and indifferent eyes. “Master, San San sent a message back some time ago that he wants to invite you back to Peach Blossom Dock.”

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