Ye Xing frowned, “You are all ancient martial artists here, why are you being hunted by the Xuanwu House?”
Qiao Baihe also looked on guard, ready to strike at any time.
The grey-haired old man hurriedly explained, “You two don’t know, the Lord Burning Lantern within the Xuanwu Mansion is fierce and cruel, all of us ancient martial artists have to accept his deployment, if we don’t obey his orders, we have to be hunted down and killed by him, many ancient martial artists have died at his hands over the years, and some of those with spiritual roots have almost all been taken under his banner in the name of the Xuanwu Mansion.”
Ye Xing sneered, “I believe you when you say that? In case you are Mo Qian Yun’s men, wouldn’t I have to be played to death by you?”
“Who is Mo Qian Yun? We don’t know each other at all.” The grey-haired old man had a surprised look on his face.
Ye Xing bristled and said, “Forget it, there’s no need to talk nonsense with you guys, next time, I won’t be polite.”
The grey-haired old man was so desperate that he ran to Ye Xing and begged, “Hold on, we are really desperate before we ask you for help, the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are originally one family, you can’t watch us people end up dying at the hands of the Xuanwu House.”
“There are so many people in the world, how easy is it to escape from the Xuanwu House?”
“Elder doesn’t know, we are all wanted by the Xuanwu House, we simply don’t have the ability to leave the Great Bay Island, we don’t ask Elder to stand up for us, but we ask Elder to let a few small children go to the mainland to live in peace.” The grey-haired old man cried as he spoke and actually rushed to kneel down at Ye Xing.
Ye Xing frowned and drank: “It is useless to act in front of me.”
At this moment, the sound of crying came from the hut next to him, Ye Xing frowned and Qiao Baihe had already rushed over.
The door of the room was pushed open and Qiao Lily actually collected her Yuan Power with a shocked face.
Ye Xing approached over and took a look inside. Goodness, a dozen children were lying on mattresses on the ground, next to food and water, and some toys.
The children ranged from teenagers of 13 or 14 years old to fat dolls of less than two years old, while a woman was holding the two youngest children in her arms, looking at Ye Xing and Qiao Lily with a fearful face.
The grey-haired old man ran over and frowned as he explained, “These children are the offspring of those of us who were caught by the Xuanwu House, and if they were caught by the Xuanwu House, they would all have to be secretly executed; it doesn’t matter to those of us, but the children are innocent and just want to pray for a peaceful place, but none of them can do it.”
“And how do you know about us?” Ye Xing pressed with a frown.
The grey-haired old man hesitated for a moment before telling the truth: “There is one of our inside agents within the Xuanwu House, your identities were all pa*sed on by him, we have checked some news from the mainland side and finally know what you are for, for the sake of these children, we have to take a gamble.”
“A gamble? If we are in cahoots with the Xuanwu House, you guys will have to be destroyed as a group.” Ye Xing laughed coldly.
The grey-haired old man looked embarra*sed and was apprehensive as Ye Xing continued, “Of course I can’t be in cahoots with that old devil Burning Lantern, don’t look at him as one of the Four Great Patriarchs, but I think he’s just an old B*****d and a bit despicable and shameless.”
The grey-haired old man said with a sigh of relief, “Burning Lamp is indeed nasty enough, saying he’s some kind of master, but he’s really just a cult leader.”
“Oh, that old thing still runs cults?”
“Engaged in several, over the past few decades, many incidents on the Great Bay Islands were related to him, until the establishment of the Xuanwu House, when he held the most central power, only then did he start to reduce the activities of the cult, but because of him, many people are convinced of the cult, and now there are still cult residuals in the countryside everywhere, it’s really hard to get rid of the residual poison.” The grey-haired old man said bitterly.
Ye Xing had no pity for these ancient martial artists, but those children were innocent.
When he came to the other end of the warehouse, the grey-haired old man then slowly started to reduce.
They originally belonged to several ancient martial arts families, but over the years, because they disobeyed the Burning Lantern’s orders, their families were wiped out, and all of them became dogs in distress, living on the streets, fortunately, some of them left far abroad, leaving a lot of hope for their families.
Most of them didn’t leave because of the children and women. After all, they had to travel a long distance and escape the Xuanwu House, which was very difficult.
Ye Xing thought about it and said, “I can arrange for you to go to the mainland, but I want to understand how influential the Xuanwu House really is.”
The grey-haired old man slowly introduced himself and Ye Xing had a general understanding of the Xuanwu House.
This local department was divided into two parts, a bright one and a dark one, the bright one was naturally to maintain the rule of the authorities and handle some major cases, the dark one was powerful, excluding dissidents and oppressing ancient martial cultivators, and Burning Lantern was the boss of all of them and they all had to act under his orders.
Originally he was the strongest and it was no big deal to have him as the leader, but the old thing was bad in that he was a bit reckless and treated himself completely like a land emperor.
What with forcing women, slaughtering disobedient people, or robbing people of their family heirlooms, he was doing all sorts of bad things anyway, and people were outraged.
Ye Xing was dumbfounded to hear all these things from the conversation of the grey-haired old man, Ren Weiping, which were not false.
Ye Xing dawdled until dark and got up to leave, old man Ren was worried but he didn’t have any other recourse.
Back at the hotel, Ye Xing asked Dragon Shield to do a proper investigation into the things that the Xuanwu House had done, and sure enough, he found that many of the cases in the last ten years had a lot to do with the Burning Lamp.
Although Burning Lantern tried to destroy as much evidence as possible, news of the B*****d’s bad deeds were still published on many overseas websites.
Ye Xing asked Dragon Shield to prepare the boats for the children to leave, but it involved a direct conversation with the Xuanwu House, and once there was a firefight, I was afraid that it would affect the pursuit of Mo Qianyun.
Lin Wei came to Ye Xing and before she could say anything, Ye Xing said, “Don’t persuade me about this, it doesn’t matter if we really get into trouble with the Xuanwu House, I can’t get past myself if I see death.”
“I am not persuading you to give up, but I am telling you that I am afraid that the Xuanwu House already knows the whereabouts of those people.” Lin Wei said with a frown.
Ye Xing had people rush to investigate, and indeed found that the vicinity of the warehouse had been surrounded by many local police forces.
The Xuanwu House was always watching Ye Xing and the others, and this time when Old Man Ren ventured to find him, he would naturally land his whereabouts in the eyes of the Xuanwu House.
“Go over and save them immediately.” Ye Xing shouted anxiously.
Lin Wei frowned, “If we go over there, it would be like going to war with the Xuanwu House, we are not even sure if what these people are saying is true or not, is it necessary for us to take such a risk?”
“Of course it’s necessary, if it was all a group of adults, I wouldn’t care if they lived or died, but with children around, no one can hurt these children.” Ye Xing called all of them to set off.
As a result, just as they left the hotel, a large group of police force came running nearby.
“Don’t let them stop.” Ye Xing got into the car and Qiao Baihe alone faced the police force around her, with a big wave of her hand, an ice gun shot out and directly overturned a car, causing the nearby road to be instantly congested.
Ye Xing left with his men, and the four cars raced towards the warehouse to kill them. On the way, they encountered a helicopter following them, and the other side actually descended arrogantly to shout.
Ye Xing sneered, “Teach them a lesson.”
“Do we need to do that?” Lin Wei asked in confusion.
Ye Xing laughed, “Walking out of the hotel means tearing your face off, so why hide it?”
Du Jiuniang laughed, opened the car door and threw a flying knife at the helicopter in the sky.
The helicopter was really descending too low and completely failed to anticipate the fearfulness of Du Jiuniang’s flying knife, which smashed into the cabin and ricocheted rapidly, killing everything in its path.
The pilot turned around and left in fear. Ye Xing came to the road outside the warehouse, which was already surrounded by a large number of police forces in front of him.
But as Qiao Baihe and Du Jiuniang ran out and started to strike, those police forces could not resist at all and had to retreat.
The four cars drove past quickly and killed the warehouse in one breath.
When old man Ren saw that it was Ye Xing, he hurriedly ran out with his men.
Ye Xing asked, “Hurry up and leave, the Xuanwu House has already found out about you and will have to kill you in a moment.”
As soon as the words were said, the siege attack had already started outside, bullets were flying around and there were rocket launchers.
The whole warehouse door was lifted open and blinding lights shone in.
Ye Xing and the others turned around and left, and as soon as Old Man Ren took a look at the situation he said, “There is an underground waterway inside the warehouse, we can get out through there, but the waterway is very long, so for the safety of the children, we have to hold off for a while.”
Ye Xing nodded and said, “You guys go first, we’ll break off.”
Inside the Dragon Shield, the technicians went first, and Ye Xing stayed behind with Qiao Baihe and Du Jiuniang, who were the strongest.
On the other side, Old Man Ren’s granddaughter Ren Qingqing was also reluctant to leave.
Ye Xing took a look at her, the little girl was really pretty, she looked like a little princess in a cartoon, with a white face and jade nose, tender skin and excellent curves, it was hard to forget her after one look.
Ye Xing yelled, “Hurry up and retreat, why are you keeping it?”
“There are explosives I planted near this warehouse, I have to give these B*****ds a surprise.”
Ye Xing laughed, “Still a bomb girl, let’s see how good you are.”
Ren Qingqing took out a remote control from her bag, with a handgrip and a dozen buttons.
This girl looked at the police force that was getting closer and closer outside and quickly pressed a button, and all of a sudden the sound of thumping explosions rang out.
Steaming flames and black smoke rose from the ground as the first group of people to rush in were all blown to bits.
The power of the explosion cracked the walls of the warehouse, showing that there was no telling how much explosive had been planted.
After this wave of explosions, the Xuanwu House hurriedly withdrew its police force and dispatched its most powerful ancient martial artists.
These men wore uniformed uniforms and were armed with a number of weapons, but they were fancy and untouchable in any way.
These men hung from the windows of the warehouse with iron hooks and floated over directly without stepping on the ground.
Ren Qingqing grabbed the handle of the remote control and flew out a row of drones straight away.
Each of the drones had a small missile on it.
She pressed the switch and these missile swished towards the ancient martial artists outside to kill them.
The tail of the missile was using fireworks for thrust, while the front was solid explosives that exploded at the touch, very cleverly designed and powerful.
One ancient martial artist used his shield to block it, but the missile exploded and blew up his shield, killing him on the spot.
Unfortunately, there were not many drones, and the missiles carried only two, so after the fight there was one last round left.
Ye Xing saw that she had lasted half an hour, this little girl was not bad, so she turned her head and said, “All right, go into the sewers, we’ll take care of the rest.”
Ren Qingqing was not stubborn and turned her head and left. Ye Xing took Qiao Baihe and Du Jiuniang out and the other side did not shoot, and a large number of ancient martial artists came up quickly to meet them.
Lin Boyang was furious, when he saw Ye Xing, he could not tell how much he hated him.
“Chief Ye, you are actually harbouring thugs, do you know that we can go to the Chinese Military Spirit to sue you?” Lin Boyang pointed at Ye Xing and roared.
Ye Xing laughed, “Go ahead and sue, it’s not like Dragon Shield is an officially recognized organization, besides, if Hua Junsheng lets me do Dragon Shield, he’s not afraid that I’ll cause trouble, you guys can go ahead and try, but it’s not good to sue your father when your kid gets beaten up.”
“Who are you scolding?” Lin Boyang roared.
Ye Xing sneered, “Whoever answers, scold them, cut the crap, just this little cat of your Xuanwu House, it’s really not enough for me to clean up, let your father Burning Lantern come out.”
“Hmph, one of the four great masters, how can you just meet him?” Lin Boyang waved his hand in anger, and a group of ancient martial artists around him frantically lunged forward.
Unfortunately, Du Jiuniang plus Qiao Baihe killed this group of people in a mess.
When Qiao Baihe’s spells struck, they were simply chopping and slicing, these ancient martial artists were simply not enough.
Lin Boyang’s hands trembled, he was already a top expert in the island with the strength of a third rank of clan master, but he almost died under the attack of an ice spike from the other side, this spell was really powerful.
Although there were many gifted people with spiritual roots on the Great Bay Island, having spiritual roots was not the same as being able to enter, without the teachings of an immortal disciple, having spiritual roots was useless, which was why Lin Boyang was so afraid of Qiao Baihe.
But unfortunately, Qiao Baihe did not have enough substance after all, and after casting many spells, his Yuan power collapsed and he was already at the end of his rope.
Ye Xing reached out and pressed Qiao Baihe, who still wanted to fight, but suddenly found that the place he touched was not right, soft ……
The next Du Jiuniang saw this and hit Ye Xing on the back of his hand and yelled, “Are you faint? You are still taking advantage at this time.”
“I didn’t mean to do that, okay?” Ye Xing hurriedly withdrew his hand, and Qiao Baihe was already blushing slightly.
Lin Boyang was panting, he couldn’t fight if he wanted to, but he was at a disadvantage if he didn’t.
But at that moment, a laughing sound came, followed by an incomparably huge Kong Ming lantern floating from the distant sky.
There was a man sitting on the lantern, who else could it be if it wasn’t Burning Lantern?
As Ye Xing watched him make such a racy appearance, he really wanted to shoot the old thing down with an arrow.
The Kongming lantern slowly fell down, and the Burning Lamp also came to the front like a god.
The Burning Lamp looked at Ye Xing and sneered, “I wanted to keep you for a few more days so that you and that demon girl could dogfight, but instead you want to send your deaths early, so it looks like I can only send you to the Yellow Spring and then send your heads to Hua Junshen, so that he will not dare to send anyone here again from now on.”
“Quite a big mouth, have you eaten too much garlic?” Ye Xing laughed.
Burning Lamp roared, “First, I want your life.”
This old thing stepped on the ground with one foot, and his whole body shot over like a cannonball out of a cannon, extremely fast, comparable to a ghost.
Ye Xing hurriedly ran the hardening technique, but the other party was a tenth-grade sect master, so relying on defense alone would not work.
Ye Xing hurriedly threw out three Daoist talismans, instantly triggering the heavenly thunder and knocking back the Burning Lamp.