Qin Yun led the way and ran ahead.
Following behind, Jiang Dazhu asked, "Brat, your boots are Dragon Resisting Boots, right?"
"Yes, you know the boots?" Qin Yun asked.
"Of course I know, it's a pretty good thing. It can help you move very quickly. If your strength is enough and you use the Dragon Resisting Leg Technique, then you'll still be very strong in battle!"
"Elder Jiang, are you a Martial King?" Qin Yun asked out of curiosity.
"Something like that! Don't worry, I'll definitely help you save him!"
Qin Yun did not know why but he felt that Jiang Dazhu was very unreliable.
"What does it mean?" Qin Yun curled his lips and asked, "Can't you say that you are a Martial King?"
"I feel that my strength is on par with a Martial King!" He only smiled and said, "Don't worry. Even if I have to face two Martial Kings, I can save him!"
Qin Yun no longer had any confidence when he saw Jiang Dazhu like this. Especially since he could not sense the exact strength of Jiang Dazhu, nor did he know what level of cultivation he was at.
As matters stood, he could only trust in Jiang Dazhu.
This place was very close to Hongwu Royal City. Qin Yun pointed in a direction and Jiang Dazhu took out the jade coffin for Qin Yun to sit in.
Afterwards, the two of them sat on the jade coffin and flew in the air.
Qin Yun sat in the flying coffin and found it odd. However, the coffin moved very quickly. This made him somewhat confident in Jiang Dazhu.
"Lad, is the Hong Wu Royal City up ahead?" he asked as he pointed to the huge city ahead.
"Hm! There's a great formation covering the entire city, you can't just fly in!" Qin Yun said hurriedly. He was worried that Jiang Dazhu would crash into the formation.
Jiang Dazhu controlled the jade coffin to land on the ground. After he put the jade coffin away, he said, "Let's go in! I hope we are not too late!"
The city gate they were at was the east gate, which only those with status could enter.
Although Jiang Dazhu was very strong, he did not have any status, nor could he just go in.
"Elder Jiang, go inside the coffin. I'll store the coffin in my Spirit Treasure before bringing you in!" Qin Yun said. It was very easy for him to enter using his high-grade Spirit inscription Master badge.
Jiang Dazhu nodded his head, then took out the jade coffin and laid inside.
Qin Yun closed the lid and kept the jade coffin into his storage space. Then, he walked towards the east city gate.
On the way back, he had disguised himself as a middle-aged man. Even if there were people from Totem Pavilion at the city gates, they would not be able to recognize him.
Not long after, he arrived at an inn and took out the jade coffin.
"I'm clearly still alive but I always have to sleep in that coffin!"
"Elder Jiang, that coffin of yours is quite good!" Qin Yun said with a smile, "You are also reluctant to throw it away. It should be a very powerful Dao tool!"
"Damn brat, don't think about that jade coffin of mine!" After he finished speaking, he hurriedly left the inn. "Quick, lead the way!"
Qin Yun called over a spirit crane and had it fly to the palace.
Back when he was on the spirit crane, Qin Yun learned from the elder that the pill competition had ended. The victor was the Nine Extinction Sect's Sect Leader, Wei Zhongzheng!
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But later on, Wei Zhongzheng was suspected of cheating and was caught. He was still being tried in the palace.
"These guys, they are much more shameless than I thought. They even came up with an excuse!" When Qin Yun heard this, he cursed angrily in a low voice.
The spirit crane quickly landed at the palace entrance!
Qin Yun stood at the entrance of the palace and took out a permit. It was given to him by Hong Mengshu, allowing him to enter the palace smoothly.
Before entering, Qin Yun could only place Jiang Dazhu into his storage artifact. Only then would he be able to bring Jiang Dazhu in.
The palace was huge but there was a guard who brought him in.
"Sir, tonight is the beginning of the banquet. If you were a little slower, you would have missed it!" The guard said.
"Tonight? It should have been two to three days earlier! " Qin Yun said with a frown.
"Yes because the pill competition has just ended. Wei Zhongzheng, who cheated, will be judged during celebration tonight as well! At that time, the Seventh Prince may kill Wei Zhongzheng!" The guard said.
Qin Yun's heart jolted. He never expected they would use such a method to kill Wei Zhongzheng.
Hong Yan was the seventh prince but he was also at the first level of the martial dao realm. If he killed a peak of the Xuan Martial Realm, his reputation would also skyrocket.
At that time, the Fire King Sect's Sect Leader would also have a lot of face!
"If they captured me, then I would be the one Hong Yan will kill!" Qin Yun thought to himself. He did not know what was going on with Hong Yan. He could only go take a look.
It was now evening and the celebrations of the night was about to begin.
In the square of the royal palace, many guards were busy setting up tables and chairs.
The participants of the banquet also arrived here one after another.
When Qin Yun came, the seats at the front were already occupied. They were all at the Xuan Martial Realm of the Xuan sect. And the seats at the back were the Spirit Sect's people.
With the prestige of the Fire King's Sect and the Great Martial Kingdom, they were able to invite many sects to participate.
Qin Yun was strolling around the square when he suddenly dove into a bush and released Jiang Dazhu.
After being released, Jiang Dazhu followed Qin Yun to the square and sat at a seat at the back.
Qin Yun looked around to see if Wei Zhongzheng had been escorted out.
He did not see Wei Zhongzheng. He only saw a platform more than ten meters wide built in the middle of the square. It was surrounded by pillars, probably meant to accommodate Wei Zhongzheng.
As night fell, the palace's square was brightly lit by many huge glowing stones.
Many of the huge buildings within the palace were also illuminated by the glowing stones, making the palace seem very festive.
As if he did not like these things, he said in a low voice, "There are three Martial Kings present!"
Qin Yun could not see the people in front row. After all, he was sitting outside, about a hundred tables away from the front.
The plaza was also rowdy and there were roughly ten to twenty thousand people present.
Many experts from the sects of the Martial Desolate Northern Region were here!
Qin Yun was also searching for Hong Mengshu but he could not find her.
Suddenly, on the tall platform ahead, an old man wearing a cloak landed.
The old man's long hair fluttered in the wind as his body was enveloped in blazing flames.
This was an old man with fire all over his body!
It was obvious that this person was the head of the Fire King Sect. He had given himself the title of 'Heavenly Fire Martial King'!
After the Heavenly Fire Martial King appeared, he took out a small tower and let out an old man in a sorry state.
It was Wei Zhongzheng!
Wei Zhongzheng's entire body was bound by black chains. His hair was disheveled and although his face was full of bruises, his expression was unwavering. His eyes were bright and sharp like an eagle's as he stared at the people below.
"Sect master!" When Qin Yun saw that Wei Zhongzheng had been tormented, he clenched his fist tightly.
The Heavenly Fire Martial King beside Wei Zhongzheng was only boastful on the surface but the momentum he exuded was far inferior to Wei Zhongzheng's!
Even though Wei Zhongzheng was tied up, even though he had been wounded, even though he was in a sorry state, his unyielding arrogance did not let anyone dare to underestimate him.
The Heavenly Fire Martial King shouted in a hoarse voice, "In the pill competition organized by our Fire King Sect, there was a cheating matter! And this Wei Zhongzheng, through some small means that are hard to find, cheated, obtained first place and seized our royal level profound medicine!"
"Moreover, he will not admit it no matter what! Facing this kind of despicable person, our Fire King School has never shown mercy. As long as we catch you, you will definitely be beheaded by us!"
Wei Zhongzheng had been severely injured but he was still able to participate in the pill competition and get first place. This caused many people to be suspicious.
The Fire King Sect didn't have any evidence but if they wanted to kill Wei Zhongzheng, no one could say anything.
The crowd only felt a tinge of regret. Wei Zhongzheng, who was at the peak of the Xuan Martial Realm, was going to die just like that!
To be beheaded in public, this method of death had no dignity at all!
"The executor will be my disciple, Hong Yan!" Heavenly Fire Martial King looked towards Hong Yan, who was standing below the stage and shouted, "Come up!"
Hong Yan was also wearing a fiery red cloak. His bald head was burning with a flame. With a grave expression, he flew up onto the stage and received a very sharp saber.
"Don't worry, I'm here! Your Sect Leader will be fine! " When Jiang Dazhu saw that Qin Yun was about to fly over, he immediately grabbed his shoulder.
Hong Yan held a long saber in his hand and raised it high, his eyes focused on Wei Zhongzheng's neck.
When he saw Wei Zhongzheng's unperturbed expression as though he had seen life and death, he could not help but be moved. He suddenly recalled the scene when he and Qin Yun met Wei Zhongzheng.
Wei Zhongzheng was willing to take more than ten blows for Qin Yun. The other sects didn't accept a man like Jiang Zhihu but Wei Zhongzheng did!
Even in the entire Martial Desolate Northern Region, it was difficult to find a second Sect Leader who could stand up for others!
In Hong Yan's heart, he didn't believe that Wei Zhongzheng was cheating.
He also thought of Qin Yun. Back then, he had lost everything from the bet and was in dire straits. In the end, it was Qin Yun who helped him.
Wei Zhongzheng was Qin Yun's Sect Leader. If he killed Wei Zhongzheng, the enmity would be sealed!
"I can't do it!" Hong Yan, who was holding his saber high, suddenly said and also put it down.
The people in the square were shocked.
This seventh prince, Hong Yan, actually could not bear to kill!
"Hong Yan, what happened to you? Kill him! He is the headmaster of the Nine Extinction Profound Gate, a warrior at the peak of the Xuan marital Realm. If you kill him, it will be your honor!" The Heavenly Fire Martial King was also surprised as he hurriedly replied.
"If he is bound, what honor will I have if I kill him? It's not like I'm the one who defeated him fair and square!" Hong Yan said as he rubbed his bald head.
"If you don't kill him, you aren't fit to be my disciple!" Heavenly Fire Martial King was somewhat angry and said in a deep voice.
Hong Yan held onto the sharp saber, hesitated for a moment, and said loudly: "I, Hong Yan will never do something against my will! A person who forces me to do something that goes against my conscience is not worthy to be my master!"
The square was suddenly silent!
Hong Yan was actually contradicting the Heavenly Fire Martial King. He actually didn't want to be the disciple of a Martial King anymore!
"Well said! To be the disciple of a lowly person, is there any difference between that and a lowly person?"
"Hong Yan, you are the son of the great Hong Ying Martial King. If you accept a mouse as your master, you will disgrace the reputation of your Hong Wu Country! And the Heavenly Fire Martial King is just a despicable, shameless villain!" Qin Yun suddenly stood up and said loudly.
He used his powerful mental ability to make his voice reverberate in the square and reach everyone's ears!