Although the illusionary dimension was an independent space, the elites in it were able to connect the network of the mundane world with some parts of the dimension through some array developed by their ancestors. That was why the internet could be accessed in the illusionary dimension.
As Yang Chen had learned what it was like inside the hidden clans, he did not doubt Ning Guangyao's words.
"Is that so?" Yang Chen asked impassively. "Fine. Connect the call, and I'll talk to him."
Ning Guangyao was slightly proud, assuming that Yang Chen was afraid of his clan and worried that an ominous event would happen.
"Follow me out then. Let's find a quieter spot. There are too many people," he said.
"No need. They're my friends and family, so there's no need to hide things from them. Unless Mr. Ning is afraid of being seen?" Yang Chen smiled.
Hearing his words, Ning Guangyao did not insist. He then took out a delicate tablet from his pocket and started swiping on it.
The illusionary dimension was well prepared as the call was soon connected.
Ning Zhengfeng's lanky face appeared on the screen. He was in his office.
"Sir, Yang Chen is right here. I'll have him speak to you," Ning Guangyao said with a humble smile on his face. After all, the person on the screen was someone who could make him lose everything with a flick of his wrist.
Yang Chen took over the tablet and scrutinized Ning Zhengfeng's appearance while frowning.
Wearing an amiable smile, Ning Zhengfeng remarked, "I didn't expect our first meeting to be like this. Yang Chen, it sure is hard to meet you."
"Oh, so this is what the patriarch of the Ning clan looks like…" Yang Chen mumbled.
The older man did not understand what he meant, so he merely chuckled and said, "I was in a hurry to meet you because I have something urgent to tell you. It's related to your safety and those around you."
"Are you trying to say that I have countless enemies and that a large group of people would come to take my life anytime soon?" Yang Chen guessed.
Ning Zhengfeng was stunned but quickly nodded. "That's right. You're on thin ice. Not only do I know your enemies, but I can also help you—"
"Never mind." Yang Chen cut him off. "I didn't promise to answer this video call to hear you speak nonsense."
"Huh?" Ning Zhengfeng frowned. "Yang Chen, what do you mean by that? Do you not trust me?"
"It's not a matter of trust," Yang Chen said flatly. "I just wanted to see what the patriarch of the Ning clan looks like so that when I head out to annihilate the Ning clan, I'd be able to track you down immediately."
A hint of anger crossed Ning Zhengfeng's face, but he quickly calmed down. Grinning, he replied, "Young man, mind your words. I believe there shouldn't be bad blood between you and us."
"You guys were the one who leaked Xiao Zhiqing's identity and whereabouts to the Luo clan. This reason is enough for me," Yang Chen declared solemnly.
His ruthless words startled Ning Zhengchun. His face turned gloomy as if wondering how Yang Chen found out the truth since it meant that his plan would be disrupted.
To his surprise, Yang Chen suddenly started sneering.
"I knew it. Judging from your expression, I've hit the mark. Ah, as expected of the omnipotent Ning clan."
Ning Zhengfeng finally caught on—Yang Chen did not have my evidence and was only testing him out. In an instant, fury washed over him. "How dare you trick me!?"
"So what if I did?"
"Do you think we'd be scared of you? We're giving you a second chance by allowing you to seek refuge with our clan! You are now the common foe of the Luo clan, Xiao clan, and Honghuang Sect. Do you believe that hiding in another country will save you from the weak Gods?" Ning Zhengfeng made a bark.
"Honghuang Sect?" Yang Chen frowned.
What is that?
Ning Zhengfeng snorted. "How is it? Isn't it scary to not know your enemy's identity?"
Yang Chen did not answer. Instead, he smashed the tablet on the floor.
The tablet broke to smithereens, the sound frightening everyone else.
"He's full of cr*ap. I don't care who or what they are. If they dare to come after me, I'll just kill them."
Narrowing his eyes, Yang Chen set his cold gaze on the flabbergasted Ning Guangyao. "I'm not in a good mood, so get lost now when I still give a damn about your relationship with my wife."
"You… You are vexing! For Ruoxi's sake, Yang Chen, I'll give you some advice—humans are obligated to follow some rules in this world! Everyone is constrained by rules. Everyone will target you if you break the rules out of stubbornness. When that happens, no one can help you!" Righteously, Ning Guangyao stated.
Despite the fury building within him, he did not act upon it and left with a grunt, for he felt the killing intent from Yang Chen.
Once he left, Yang Chen walked towards the window. As the atmosphere grew heavy, the rest looked at him worriedly.
Unknowingly, Yang Chen had gained more and more enemies.
Some of them harbored animosity towards him from the start. A part of them was gained because of his women, while some were inadvertently intimidated by his power.
Nonetheless, Yang Chen seemed nonchalant and quickly recollected himself.
"Qing'er, do you know what is the Honghuang Sect?" he asked in a low voice.
"I haven't heard of it. Do you know, Nanny?"
Xiao Zhiqing shook her head and glanced at Su Xin, who also replied in the same manner.
Even though they were part of the illusionary dimension, it appears that ordinary people like them were unaware of the Honghuang Sect.
"I'm afraid it's related to the Meng clan. Didn't they send out a lot of elites? I think that's only the tip of the iceberg," Rose analyzed.
Yang Chen nodded as he, too, had the same guess.
"Hubby, do you really want to annihilate the Ning clan?" Lin Ruoxi asked, furrowing her brows.
"Do you not want me to do it?"
He looked at her. "Ruoxi, I won't listen to you this time around. Anything else would've been okay, but in matters regarding the life of others, I won't let you change my mind."
Seeing the look of determination in his eyes, she sighed. "I don't plan on stopping you; I just feel that it's too dangerous."
"Even if I don't do anything, they won’t stay put. Otherwise, they wouldn't have schemed to get rid of me."
He then declared solemnly, "This is a path I must take. Once I cross it, it'll be over."
Hui Lin, who had been quiet, suddenly chimed in, "Brother Yang, I don't think it's that easy. We have offended three major clans in the illusionary dimension, and we have at least tens of thousands of enemies. Would it really be fine, killing and making enemies nonstop? Maybe there isn't a need to cause a bloodbath. Perhaps we can solve the problem with another method. They have their rules. Once they are sure that we won't break them, they won't pressure us as much."
"Hui Lin, you're too naive. Rules?"
Yang Chen pointed ahead. On the field, the football players were showing up one by one for the second part of the game.
"Do you know why football is so popular and why so many people look forward to it?"