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The branch leader was well aware of the thoughts that his subordinates held . None of them had much loyalty, but their arrogance was far above the average, and their intelligence could also be said to be amongst the best .
Only those who were truly smart would see the benefits of serving the branch leader .
“Well, let’s deal with them . ” The branch leader sighed as he slowly rose from his chair . There was no urgency in his eyes, only a bit of impatience in his facial expression . It was clear that he was not taking these Overlords seriously .
In fact, within the Ghost Realm, very few knew the actual strength of the branch leaders of the Whispering Oak Inn, but everyone was aware that they were not to be belittled .
Throughout the years, they had experienced countless assassination attempts, and many had even banded together to get rid of the Whispering Oak Inn, but no one had succeeded .
It was said that these Overlords were equal to the branch leader when they gathered together, but was this the truth?
Only those who had actually seen the branch leaders attack would know how insanely tricky they were to deal with, and the majority of those who had seen it would never live to tell others of what they had encountered .
“Are you making a move yourself?” The young man did not seem to hold much respect towards the branch leader . He narrowed his eyes as he stroked his chin, deep in thought .
The youth had never paid much attention to Xue Wei, nor did he have any interest in why the branch leader was protecting him as if he was more important than his own life, but now he was somewhat curious .
What in the world had this foreigner promised the branch leader to make him motivated enough to make a move on his own?
The youngster was silent, but while he said nothing, his eyes flashed with various emotions .
There was no jealousy or envy, only contemplation . If this young man had something that even the branch leader valued and wanted, then naturally, he wanted it too .
As he held no loyalty towards the branch leader, the youngster wondered if he should take this foreigner for himself . He knew himself, and he was aware that he had no chance to go against the branch leader, but maybe if he took this unknown man away, then the branch leader would think that he had been consumed, or that his soul energy had dissipated?
In the ghost realm, the bodies were made from energy . If they died, their bodies would vanish . It was well known that those who vanished had actually been consumed by others .
The youngster was not aware that Xue Wei was not even a ghost, and that even if he died, his body would be left behind . He was somewhat confident that he had found the perfect way to solve the whole problem, but even so, he felt hesitant .
As long as he stayed by the branch leader’s side, he would be provided with soul power . He was not being treated wrongly, and he had anything he could wish for, but his innate urge to get stronger was slowly eroding his rationality .
Without considering the consequences should he fail, he rushed towards the room where Xue Wei and Lan were cultivating . While he did not know precisely what treasure this young man possessed, the fact that the branch leader was so eager to protect him showed that it was nothing ordinary .
He knew that killing this young man would not give him the treasure, so he had to bring him out of the mansion, but only now, when the branch leader was actually taking action himself, would he have the chance to benefit .
Although this current decision was very sudden, and without prior planning, the youngster did not care much . He had faith in himself, and his strength had rapidly progressed since the moment he had been taken in by the branch leader, so he did not think that any of the guards who were left in the manor would prove problematic to him .
Not to mention, everyone knew that he was a respected aid of the branch leader; bringing this young man away might not even alert anyone .
After having convinced himself numerous times, the youngster took a deep breath to calm the sudden unrest within his heart, and strode towards the courtyard where Xue Wei and Lan were currently cultivating .
The youngster was a ghost with quite a bit of strength . He understood that what he was about to do would be to betray the branch leader, so he could not leave any traces behind .
Fortunately, he had a somewhat overwhelming strength, so anyone he came across on the way was frantically absorbed by him .
The soul power could not be refined right away, but he had been storing it so he could slowly refine it while bringing Xue Wei away .
The journey to the courtyard was neither long nor short . He had rushed as much as he could, as he knew that since the branch leader was making a move on his own, then the overlords of the capital city would not be able to stall for time for long, but he dared not be sloppy either .
Xue Wei slowly opened his eyes as he released a foul breath of air he had been holding in while refining the heaven and earth essence into Qi . A sharp gleam flashed past his eyes as he glanced at the door .
It was not only Xue Wei who awoke from his cultivation, Lan also slowly began moving, and his eyes shone with malice . This was the Ghost Realm, so there was no scent of blood, but the oppressing air, and the dense killing intent were hard to hide, so both man and beast slowly turned solemn .