When Luo Yunyang completed a Star 9-Grade Collective Soul Array, the emissary from the Blue Rain Empire finally arrived to confer his t.i.tle.
Unlike Yunxi and the others, who had arrived formlessly and soundlessly, these people arrived in a triangular flying craft.
Although they didn't look that much different from humans, when they saw Luo Yunyang and the 10 Heaven-Grade source beasts, they held their heads high, as if they were unwilling to acknowledge them.
"Are you Luo Yunyang?" The special envoy who had come was a martialist who had just reached Planet 5-Grade. He was wearing silver clothes with quite some flair and looking at Luo Yunyang as though he was staring at a subordinate.
Luo Yunyang couldn't stand people who considered themselves superior. Although he wasn't pleased, he still smiled. "Yes, I am."
"Ha ha… You must be really lucky! How else would a small savage like you actually become a first-cla.s.s lord of the Blue Rain Empire with a feudal fiefdom!" The man eyed Luo Yunyang as he spoke haughtily. "You can call me Sir Long Kun."
The Ice Fire Divine Sparrow had a slightly frosty look in his eyes.
He was extremely displeased with this person's lofty att.i.tude. Although the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow was willing to lower his head before strong fighters, he couldn't stand people who were weaker than him, yet acted like they were superior.
His favorite way of dealing with this type of people was killing them.
However, now that a lordship was at stake, he had no choice but to lower his head.
Luo Yunyang wasn't very pleased either. As he watched the man who called himself Sir Long Kun, he said coldly, "I wonder what sort of t.i.tle you hold in the Blue Rain Empire, Sir Long Kun. Are you a baron, sir?"
The word 'baron' made Long Kun's expression change. If he were a baron, he definitely wouldn't have to take care of such worthless matters.
If he were a baron, he wouldn't have to run this sort of errands.
After all, although his job was to confer a t.i.tle, he was actually just delivering an official doc.u.ment.
"Luo Yunyang, you… How dare you actually speak to me this rudely! I could report your disrespect to the emperor right now! Your t.i.tle and everything else would be for naught if I just said the word."
Long Kun's smug expression reappeared as he pointed at Luo Yunyang and said, "You have been striving so hard for this t.i.tle so you can seek the protection of the Blue Rain Empire. Did you know that if your area hadn't already been absorbed by the Blue Rain Empire's territory, you and your kind would have already been sold off to some far-off place as slaves?"
Although Luo Yunyang only believed part of Long Kun's words, the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow and the other Heaven-Grade source beasts believed him entirely.
Their precursors had vanished from the Divine Beast Wasteland. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been their turn to become kings yet.
They had only agreed to follow Yunxi and risk their lives to avoid following into the footsteps of their precursors and getting taken away and treated as domestic livestock.
Luo Yunyang still hadn't said anything, when the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow walked forward and said, "Sir Long Kun, our Big Brother is a little too frank. Please don't mind him. We… We still need you to pa.s.s this decree. We also have a little something for you."
As he spoke, the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow felt his face burning. However, he had no other choice. He was the only one who could speak right now.
"At least this little sparrow has a sense of propriety. Let me tell you something. I have seen many people like you, who do not know when to advance or retreat. Do you know how these fellows end up? I'll tell you… They get dismissed and punished."
Long Kun took out a small bag and raised it. Then, he eyed Luo Yunyang and the others. "Kneel and accept this decree."
Although there was nothing wrong with his words, Luo Yunyang had already been taught some etiquette.
The Blue Rain Empire had always treated martialists as elites. Even a monarch of the Blue Rain Empire wouldn't ask a martialist to kneel.
Of course, martialists could kneel voluntarily if they wanted to.
A conferment of n.o.bility was the Blue Rain Empire's greatest acknowledgment of these martialists, so they naturally wouldn't be asked to kneel.
Ideas flickered through Luo Yunyang's mind as he stared at the haughty Long Kun. His gaze suddenly fell on the man.
"Look into my eyes!" he said extremely calmly. Long Kun, who had a dazed look in his eyes now, knelt onto the ground obediently. His palms unleashed a flurry of blows onto his own face.
"I'm not a person, I'm not a person, I…"
Luo Yunyang had a serene expression on his face as he looked through Long Kun's memories. Thanks to these memories, he learned about Long Kun's status, as well as his purpose for trying to intimidate them with his so-called might and powerful connections.
The reason he had done this wasn't just to raise his own status. He had also wanted to extort a great deal of stuff from Luo Yunyang and the 10 great Heaven-Grade source beasts. In his eyes, Luo Yunyang and these source beasts were like pigs he could hurt however and whenever he wanted to.
He had already laid out the groundwork to achieve his goal, which was to a.s.sert his dominance over Luo Yunyang and the others and make them feel that he wasn't someone they could offend.
Crystals, female slaves, even young and robust martial masters…
The Ice Fire Divine Sparrow and the other Heaven-Grade source beasts had never imagined that Luo Yunyang would actually dare act against the conferment emissary. They had already pined for this conferment for a long time, so now that this had happened right before their eyes, they were all left at a loss.
"Luo Yunyang, you… you…"
The Sky-Ripping Golden Roc's voice was filled with fear and rage. However, he didn't dare question Luo Yunyang's actions, as Luo Yunyang's aura kept becoming increasingly powerful those days.
Luo Yunyang glared at the Sky-Ripping Golden Roc as he said dully, "Do you have any objections to what I just did?"
"I would not dare object, boss. However, although we all act independently, this… this is…." The Sky-Ripping Golden Roc's voice wavered.
The Ice Fire Divine Sparrow and the other Heaven-Grade source beasts didn't dare say much either. Their eyes were filled with fear.
"It's no big deal. I will erase this part of his memory later and leave behind a different one," Luo Yunyang said indifferently.
He would create another memory? A slightly terrified look appeared on the Sky-Ripping Golden Roc's face. He would never have imagined that Luo Yunyang's strength had already reached this level.
After some hesitation, he chose to listen to Luo Yunyang and said obediently, "You are really wise, boss. I never would have imagined that you would make a brainless move."
The Dark Ice Devil Leopard glared at the Sky-Ripping Golden Roc furiously. He should have been the one speaking, yet this boot licker had stolen his opportunity!
Luo Yunyang smiled at the Dark Ice Devil Leopard and said softly, "Everyone come over and give him a blow each. Hit him with all your hatred. As long as he doesn't die, he will recover quickly enough."
The Ice Fire Divine Sparrow stepped up first without hesitation. He knew what Luo Yunyang was trying to do. They had no other choice now.
Ice and fire wings flashed, smacking Long Kun straight across the face and nearly sending him flying.
Azure blue blood flowed out of his mouth.
The Sky-Ripping Golden Roc, the Dark Ice Devil Leopard and the others were no idiots. They all knew that they had no other choice.
Settling this amicably was already out of the question, so all they could do was listen to Luo Yunyang and do things his way. They were afraid of what Luo Yunyang would think of them if they did not listen, so every single one of them struck even more viciously than the previous beast.
Soon, Long Kun looked like a bag that had been trampled over by wild beasts. His entire body was swollen.
"Aren't we a little too vicious, Boss Luo?" the Sky-Ripping Golden Roc asked carefully as he glanced at Long Kun's body, which was full of wounds.
The reason he dared asked this was because he had already struck Long Kun with all his might. Given his att.i.tude, he believed that Luo Yunyang wouldn't doubt him.
"It's alright, we are just venting," said Luo Yunyang as his palm sucked Long Kun and sent him to the middle of the Collective Soul Array.
"My Collective Soul Array had just been completed, so he'll be lucky enough to enjoy its soul mist."
As Luo Yunyang spoke, a column of mist enveloped Long Kun. 10 minutes later, Long Kun's body was restored to its original state.
Of course, the clothes he was wearing could only be changed for another set.
As Luo Yunyang pointed his finger at Long Kun's head, his most recent memories were changed completely. While Long Kun was sleeping quietly, the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow said softly, "Boss, there isn't anyone who could undo this, right?"
"This is a secret mind art that I obtained. Only Galaxy-Grade telekinesis masters would be able to undo it; no one else would even discover it."
Luo Yunyang had full confidence in this secret art. While he was speaking, Long Kun's eyes opened.
When he saw Luo Yunyang, he immediately threw himself to the ground. "Thank you, Lord Luo, for being my benefactor. Although I am unable to repay the favor, if you need anything in the future, I will sacrifice my life for you."
The Sky-Ripping Golden Roc felt confused when he saw Long Kun speak sincerely. d.a.m.n it, he was actually kowtowing after almost being beaten to death. This scene was just too comical.
To be honest, he had no words to describe how drastically the situation had changed.
Luo Yunyang waved his arm and said, "These pieces of trash are guilty of the terrible crime of daring to strike my pal. In the future, you will have to put more effort into cultivating. Otherwise, this sort of danger will still be too difficult to avoid!"
As the Ice Fire Divine Sparrow stared at Luo Yunyang, his impression of him crumbled completely. This man was an extraordinarily vicious, merciless fellow.
After thanking Luo Yunyang profusely, Long Kun left, taking the flying craft along with him. As soon as he was gone, Luo Yunyang opened the star chart Long Kun had left behind.
This chart mainly included the surroundings of the Blue Rain Empire, which was a ma.s.sive expanse of s.p.a.ce. Luo Yunyang was only a small dot in this expanse of s.p.a.ce.