Chapter 535: 535
Xue Wei had returned to his room and was not bothered by the decision that these people made . He understood that while Lan was a good deterrent, he was also something that could attract others .
But relying on the fact that the branch leader was eager to leave the Ghost World, Xue Wei cultivated with no sense of worry, casually sitting on the bed, while the outside world was in chaos .
The only ghosts who might prove dangerous to Xue Wei were the other branch leaders of the Whispering Oak Inn, but Xue Wei had faith in the allure that the outside world brought them, and thus he had no fear of them coming to kill him anytime soon .
As to whether or not he would be able to bring them out of the Ghost Realm, that was a question for later .
Xue Wei felt no pressure from these ghosts who wanted to leave . He had arrived with the purpose of finding Li Zhiqing for Lan . However, their entrance into this world had been so magnificent, sacrificing numerous heroes and their souls, so right now, his biggest worry was not those ghosts who wanted to leave, but how exactly they would succeed in leaving .
It was clear that this pressure was also getting to Lan . They were likely to have already located Li Zhiqing, and while she had lost her memories from when she was alive, it was very unlikely that she would not want to leave the Ghost Realm with them .
However, the more ghosts who learned of their ability to enter the Ghost Realm, and the possibility of them being able to bring others out with them, the more dangerous their situation would become .
While others might kidnap them for the sake of trying to threaten them to take them out, some might just directly kill them to ensure that their enemies would not be better off than themselves .
What Xue Wei could think about, naturally Lan also knew, and thus the two of them were focused, one on cultivating, and the other on releasing his seal .
If Lan managed to release the seal and regain his true abilities, then even if he could not break apart the world and leave, he would be able to cause so much chaos that the ones who ruled the world, like the one who brought them here, would set them free to maintain some sort of order in the Ghost Realm .
Unfortunately, no one knew how much time would be needed to completely unravel this seal . Lan had, after all, sealed the power himself .
In the following days, a strange sense of oppression was present all over the city . Even the common ghosts understood that something big was happening, and they dared not leave their homes out of fear of being consumed .
When unrest was brewing, it was natural that some wished to take advantage of the chaos, and many would become unfortunate . Those who were a bit more courageous came out to fish in troubled waters, and soon they found that the other overlords within the city were preparing to overthrow the branch leader of the Whispering Oak Inn .
Everyone was aware of the sudden big creature that had appeared in the middle of the city some days back, and most had understood that it had some sort of connection to the branch leader, as he had made no movements since then to find it .
“Do you think that they will be able to defeat the branch leader, now that he has the aid of such a thing?”
“It is true that you should not show off your wealth, look how all those old overlords are gathering together to take care of the branch leader . ”
“I can’t help but wonder when the battle will occur, and if a lot of ghosts will lose their lives in the process . Do you think that I will be able to absorb some of the lingering soul power?”
Whispers were sounding in every corner of the regional capital, and everyone had their own theories, ideas, and hopes for the confrontation which was building up .
The culprits, Xue Wei and Lan, were oblivious to the unrest outside, but even if they knew, they would not care much . They had complete faith in the branch leader to keep them safe .
In fact, even if the branch leader had to sacrifice some of the ghosts following him, he would not lose out on the current situation . The other overlords of the city had been growing for thousands of years, and they contained a rich, ancient, soul power, which would allow the branch leader to grow even stronger upon consuming them .
“Branch Leader, the opponents have gathered in the South Street, and they are arrogantly marching towards our gates . ”
The ghost who spoke seemed relatively young, not even as old as Xue Wei, but the explosive power hidden within his body was not something that should be belittled .
Although his expression was somewhat youthful, he was very old and ruthless . The benefit of ghosts was that they did not age, so those who lived in the Ghost Realm did not care about others’ appearance . Even a small child could prove to be an ancient monster, so showing pity was also a thing they did not do .
“How many are they?”
The branch leader raised his head as he tapped his fingers on the armrest, seemingly deep in thought .
“They each command around two hundred ghosts . ” The young man answered the questions calmly . He was not a servant of the branch leader, but he had once offended a strong ghost, and had sought asylum within the Whispering Oak Inn .
He did not feel much gratitude towards the branch leader, but he did not hate him either . Those overlords, however, were itching for a beating .