There were many trees in the forest.
The sun shone through the sparse leaves and onto the ground.
At this moment, Jiang Lan landed in the forest filled with fallen leaves. He looked at the sparse sunlight and felt that the sky wasn’t that bright.
It was the influence of the natural fog.
After he landed, a golden light suddenly shot over.
The light seemed to fall before him.
A crisp sound echoed.
A spirit sword glowing with golden light stabbed into the ground in front of Jiang Lan, as if it was a spirit treasure that had descended from the heavens.
Looking at the spirit sword, he knew that someone had deliberately sent it to him.
Due to the cover of light, people would think that this was a rare treasure.
Not long after the sword appeared, four people came towards him. One of them didn’t move.
The order of these people was different. The first to appear was a woman.
She had long hair and was dressed in red. Her facial features were rather exquisite and her figure was not bad.
Her cultivation on the surface was at the late-stage Golden Core Realm.
While her actual cultivation was at the mid-stage Essence Soul Realm.
“Fellow Daoist.” Lu Ling looked at Jiang Lan warily.
“I am the one who obtained that sword first. Can you return it to me?”
In the blink of an eye, Jiang Lan used his power to send the shining sword to Lu Ling.
“I’m returning this to you.”
Lu Ling: “…”
She picked up the sword and looked at Jiang Lan curiously.
“I’ve heard that fellow Daoist’s temperament is exceptional. From what I’ve seen today, you are nothing more than a coward who fears death. The sword was clearly yours, yet you gave it to me just like that. You don’t even dare to take care of what’s yours. You’re not a capable person.”
“Do you know me?” Jiang Lan asked.
The remaining three were still on their way.
He could roughly sense their cultivation levels.
The strongest was at the early-stage Void Refinement Realm.
He still wasn’t sure about the person hiding in the dark. He was still trying to determine the exact location of the other party.
Once it was confirmed, he could make a move.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen you, but…” Lu Ling looked at Jiang-Lan with a friendly smile.
“I have just received a contract to kill you. I wonder if this fellow Daoist can help me with this? ”
“Help to lend my life to you?” Jiang Lan asked.
“There’s no need to lend. You can just give it to me. What do you think, Little Brother? “Lu Ling blinked, looking extremely charming.
“Sure.” Jiang Lan nodded. “It’s just that you have to come and get it yourself.”
“Hehe, Little Brother is really mischievous. Aren’t you curious why a late-stage Golden Core like Big Sister dares to compete with an early-stage Essence Soul like Little Brother?” Lu Ling said with a smile.
As she spoke, she began to approach Jiang Lan.
She wanted to take Jiang Lan’s life.
However, she suddenly stopped halfway. Jiang Lan’s voice traveled over, making her feel a little fearful.
“It’s indeed not difficult for a mid-stage Essence Soul cultivator to kill an early-stage Essence Soul cultivator. Furthermore, there is still a late-stage Essence Soul, a perfected Essence Soul, and an early-stage Void Refinement cultivator behind.
Every single one of you is more than enough to kill me, a mere early-stage Essence Soul Realm cultivator by yourself. Let alone the four of you attacking together? Then, Sister, are you curious why I, an early-stage Essence Soul, am not afraid of you, a mid-stage Essence Soul, and the three more powerful cultivators?”
Lu Ling looked at Jiang Lan in disbelief, then took two steps back. Soon, she stopped.
“Little Brother, you’re a little harder to deal with than I thought. I was almost fooled by you. No matter how powerful you are, it is impossible for you to reach the Void Refinement Realm.
We have a Void Refinement powerhouse on our side, which is equivalent to a sure-win for us. Trying to scare me away and escape? That’s too bad, Little Brother. It’s not going to work.”
“But seeing how hardworking you are, I will cooperate with you.” Lu Ling felt that her friend was coming. Thus, she had calmed down.
“Then why isn’t Little Brother, who is still an early-stage Essence Soul, afraid of us?”
The moment Lu Ling finished speaking, Jiang Lan moved.
His figure disappeared. Lu Ling was a little surprised, but when she saw Jiang Lan appear in front of her, she was shocked.
She did not notice anything.
However, she still chose to make a move. She gathered her strength in her hands and forced her opponent back first.
However, the instant she took action, her hand was grabbed by Jiang Lan, making it difficult for her to struggle free.
Jiang Lan’s cold voice rang out.
“Because I’m at the perfected Void Refinement Realm.”
He moved his hand slightly and crushed Lu Ling’s hand.
Intense pain assaulted her, but the sentence she had just heard made her heart tremble even more.
Her first thought was to escape.
However, what greeted her was a fist that covered her entire world.
“No, I’m willing to submit.”
The fist directly drowned her world, and the blood mist was the last trace she left in the world.
Lu Ling had died. Everything had happened too quickly.
It was so fast that the person involved could not understand it, or even sort it out.
Why was her opponent at the perfected Void Refinement Realm?
Why was she the one who had died?
But no one could refute the truth.
At this moment, the other three appeared.
When they saw the process, huge waves surged in their hearts. Killing a mid-stage Essence Soul with a single punch?
What cultivation level did the other party have?
A perfected Essence Soul cultivator?
“Hiding your cultivation. This really is a huge matter. Say, if we tell this matter to those who want to kill you, do you think they will kill you regardless of the price?” A middle-aged man spoke.
He was the strongest among the three.
He was at the early-stage Void Refinement Realm.
This time, Jiang Lan didn’t reply. Instead, he disappeared on the spot. When he reappeared, he was already in front of the early-stage Void Refinement Realm powerhouse, and his hand was already grabbing onto his head.
This sudden scene caused the pupils of the Void Refinement cultivator to shrink. He realized that he might have made a mistake.
“The dead can’t talk.”
As soon as the cold voice fell, Jiang Lan made his move.
This was the final sound that the Void Refinement cultivator heard.
The early-stage Void Refinement cultivator was crushed instantly.
A bloody mist floated up.
In the end, the other party realized that he had made a fatal mistake.
He had once again underestimated Jiang Lan.
As for the other two, Jiang Lan didn’t pay them any attention. Instead, he focused on the one in the dark.
Of course, when he left, those two people had already turned into a bloody mist and were floating in midair.
Dongguo Yang kept staring ahead. He was using a special Dharma weapon. Although he couldn’t see very clearly, he could roughly understand what was going on.
But as he watched, he broke out in cold sweat.
One of the hired hitmen had disappeared.
She was a mid-stage Essence Soul cultivator.
She must have been killed.
It was just a mid-stage Essence Soul cultivator, so it was nothing much.
It was normal for the people of the Ninth Summit to have powerful Dharma treasures.
However, he soon discovered that even the Void Refinement mighty figure had disappeared.
The remaining two people also disappeared in the blink of an eye.
“What happened? No one else had gotten involved. Why did this happen?”
He didn’t believe that they had been killed. How could Jiang Lan kill all these people?
An early-stage Essence Soul cultivator could only be at the mid-stage Essence Soul Realm even if he hid his cultivation level.
With two hundred years of cultivation, no matter how strong he was, it was impossible to kill these four people.
“No, I have to leave this place first before making any plans.”
With this thought in mind, Dongguo Yang left.
In particular, under the probing of his Dharma treasure, the other party had already disappeared, but it was different from the previous four.
Jiang Lan should still be alive.
Alive and lost.
This scared him.
However, this fear came true. Just as he was about to leave, a cold voice came from behind him.