Chapter 530: 530
It took quite some effort to get rid of these unwanted ghosts, but eventually, the branch leader managed to shoo them away .
After seeing this, Xue Wei decided to wander the city in search of other small gadgets that could be of use to him .
He understood that he should not take out too many treasures from the world of the living, but fortunately, he had gotten quite a bit of spirit liquid, which he could exchange for these small things that he took an interest in .
The things that Xue Wei found interesting were the most basic gadgets in the Ghost Realm . There were small orbs that could lit up the darkness . There were small boxes that could summon wind and rain . It was weapons that could slice through iron as if it was a hot knife through tofu .
The things he was interested in were tools that everyone considered commonplace, and thus their price was very low .
The main reason that Xue Wei was curious about these small things was that they were driven either by spirit liquid or by the heaven and earth essence in the air .
He found it extremely interesting that someone could convert the heaven and earth essence into fuel, while not using any other resources to convert it .
This was the main reason that he was purchasing gadget after gadget . He wished to take them back to the world of the living with him, and understand the secret behind them in an attempt to somehow benefit himself and his friends .
Just as Xue Wei walked out of a store, he noticed that the street, which previously had been bustling with life, was suddenly deserted . Even the stall owners at the side of the road were gone; the common ghosts had long since fled .
The shops were closed, and as soon as Xue Wei stepped out of the store he had been visiting, he found that the shopkeeper’s face turned solemn as he hurried inside, barricaded the door, and shut the blinds .
Seeing this extreme behavior, Xue Wei raised an eyebrow in surprise . Something was going on .
“Careful,” Lan’s voice sounded in his mind, warning him, and Xue Wei nodded alertly . He, too, understood that something dangerous was about to happen .
He was not entirely sure who was behind these actions, but he guessed that this was aimed at him, as he was the only being present on the road .
If they were directed at him, then the only ones who could be behind them would be the unwanted guests who had shown up at the mansion earlier that day .
Thinking of them, Xue Wei’s face turned serious . They were much stronger than both him and Lan’s current strength . If they wished to kill him, he was unsure whether or not he would be capable of surviving .
It seemed that he had to be more careful when he was moving around in the Ghost Realm in the future . So far, everything had been smooth sailing, but now it seemed that things were no longer so simple .
Three shadows flashed in front of Xue Wei, and he glanced up to see three unfamiliar faces, all of which were at a strength that could rival the King rank in the world of the living .
Seeing that the intruding ghosts were not handling this personally, Xue Wei heaved a heavy sigh of relief, but he dared not become arrogant . While these were much weaker than the others, they were still stronger than Xue Wei .
Lan, who was resting on Xue Wei’s shoulder, glanced at the ghosts, and his expression also turned rather solemn . He had sealed his strength, and while he would be capable of fighting these three ghosts, it was not certain whether or not he would be able to defeat them all .
However, as they had come to meet them, Lan and Xue Wei had no option other than to see what their plans were .
“Are you that guest in the branch leader’s mansion?” One of the ghosts asked, and Xue Wei scoffed in annoyance . “Would you believe me if I said no?” He asked with disdain in his voice, but the ridiculing attitude only served to make these ghosts furious .
They were amongst the upper class within the regional capital, and no one dared speak like this to them . They could sense that Xue Wei was weaker than them, and they could not help but look down on him . They did not understand why their superiors had ordered so many of them to catch him .
“Are you going to follow us obediently, or do we have to beat you up first?” The man asked, with a sinister gleam in his eyes . It was clear that he hoped that Xue Wei would resist, so naturally, they could not let this ghost down .
Xue Wei smirked as he saw the ghosts’ arrogance . While he was not as strong as them, he had various trump cards, which could increase his chances of getting away safely .
Neither he, nor Lan, was expecting a victory against these ghosts, but if they went all out, they should be able to escape without too much trouble .
“Get him!” The speaker disdained Xue Wei, so he ordered his two companions to act . He crossed his arms over his chest and smirked with a malicious gleam in his eyes . He hated it when someone tried to go against him, and Xue Wei’s reply was enough to enrage him .
Most ghosts with power had an extremely volatile temper . The nature of the Ghost Realm made them even more violent and ruthless than some beasts in the world of the living, and the thing they hated most was to be looked down upon .