“The Patriarch can’t smell it?” Yang Kai asked instead of answering.
Mu Na glanced at him helplessly, knowing that he had some scruples, so she said, “It is said that in ancient times, there were mutant trees that were the color of gold and silver, fusing together and sealing all things. Am I right?”
Yang Kai stared at her, almost raising his thumb.
To be able to smell this, it was simply amazing. The Wood Spirit Race was indeed a race that was born with the ability to communicate with plants. The pure Ancient Demon Qi sealed in his dantian was the power the Azure Tree’s Golden and Silver Seals, so it was only natural that some of its aura would leak out. Others who weren’t as talented as the Wood Spirit Race would naturally not be able to sense it.
But in front of the Wood Spirit Race, especially in front of the Patriarch of the Wood Spirit Race, this weak aura was as bright as a lamp in the darkness.
Observing his expression, how could Mu Na not know that she was right? She immediately asked in shock, “You actually have the Azure Tree?”
Yang Kai grinned, “By chance, by chance.”
Mu Na said enviously, “Your luck is quite good.” She frowned, “But there seems to be another aura on your body, that aura…”
Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat. It wasn’t a big deal for Mu Na to be able to smell the Azure Tree's aura. Although Azure Tree was a legend, it only had the ability to seal off the Ancient Demon Qi in his dantian. Even if news of this were to spread, it wouldn’t be a big deal. There were many ways to seal off the world, and his current strength wasn’t weak, so it was likely that no one would dare to cause trouble for him.
However, it was different for the other tree. If news of its existence were to spread, the entire Star Boundary would be thrown into chaos.
It represented the mysteries of immortality and indestructibility! Undying and indestructibility were extremely tempting, and even Great Emperors couldn’t guarantee their own immortality and longevity. However, it was rumored that if one could refine this thing, they would be able to comprehend the mysteries of immortality and indestructibility, allowing them to live as long as heaven and earth, as long as the sun and moon.
Yang Kai’s heart jumped to his throat. Mu Na was simply too strange, he was really afraid she would spit out the words Eternal Tree.
If that was the case, Yang Kai really didn’t know how to respond. If it had been anyone else, he would have just killed them to silence them, but Mu Na had no grievances with him and instead had a good relationship with him. The Wood Spirit Race didn’t like to fight, so how could Yang Kai be ruthless towards such an existence? If he really did so, he would not only offend the Wood Spirit Race but also the Stone Puppet Race.
Fortunately, Mu Na hesitated for a long time before shaking her head, “I don’t know what that aura is.”
Yang Kai immediately breathed a sigh of relief.
Mu Na clicked her tongue in wonder, “There are actually plants in this world that my Wood Spirit Race doesn’t know about. There really are all kinds of wonders in this world.”
Yang Kai laughed dryly, “Perhaps Patriarch smell it wrongly.”
“Impossible!” Mu Na shook her head firmly, not noticing Yang Kai’s anxiety at all. Looking up, she said excitedly, “Leave it to me!”
A pair of beautiful eyes flashed with excitement.
“What?” Yang Kai was stunned.
Mu Na said, “I said, give me the Azure Tree and that thing.”
“What kind of joke is this!” Yang Kai was furious. Originally, he had a good impression of Mu Na, but now that she had suddenly said this, Yang Kai’s heart immediately became unhappy. He couldn’t hand Azure Tree over, he was still hoping to use the power of the gold and silver to seal his Demonic Qi. Otherwise, if he really broke the seal on his dantian, without the Azure Tree, he would immediately fall into the Devil Path and lose himself.
As for the Eternal Tree, it was even more impossible. How could such a precious treasure of the world, such as giving vitality, be given away so casually?
Mu Na hurriedly said, “I can exchange it with you, you know if my Wood Spirit Race cultivated it…”
Yang Kai raised his hand and firmly said, “There is no need to mention this matter again, Patriarch. If there is nothing else, this little kid will take his leave first.”
Feeling the coldness in his words, Mu Na suddenly came back to her senses. She seemed to have angered him. It seemed that the thing she couldn’t smell was incredibly precious.
But what in this world was so precious that even she couldn’t smell it? She couldn’t help thinking of names that only existed in legends, but she still couldn’t identify them.
Yang Kai had already walked to the tree hole and turned around to look at Mu Na.
Mu Na wanted to persuade him further, but when she met his eyes, she couldn’t help sighing. With a wave of her hand, the tree hole opened again and Yang Kai rushed out. If she really didn’t open it, Yang Kai would be able to blast it open with a single punch.
Floating in the air, Mu Na pondered for a long time before her figure suddenly flickered and she shot off.
Yang Kai returned to the small tree house and inspected it. After confirming that the Space Law Formation had been set up, he walked towards the tree house where the Elder was.
Entering the room, Yang Kai said, “Elder, now that this matter is settled, it’s time for me to return. I’ll have to trouble Elder to take care of Xiaoxiao and the Blood Gate’s situation. If there’s any trouble, please pay attention.”
The Elder nodded and said, “Rest assured, Shi Jiu is also a member of my clan, so naturally we won’t lower our guard.”
“Then we’ll meet again,” Yang Kai cupped his fists and turned to leave, not even glancing at Mu Na who was sitting on the Elder’s shoulder.
Seeing that Yang Kai was about to leave, Mu Na suddenly reached out and pulled the Elder’s ear. The Elder grinned and raised his hand, “Wait a moment!”
Yang Kai turned around and asked, “Is there anything else, Elder?”
The Elder was somewhat embarrassed, “It’s not me, it’s Patriarch Mu Na…”
Yang Kai immediately interrupted, “I’ve already made it very clear to Patriarch that there’s no need to mention this matter again.”
Mu Na said angrily, “Boy, do you think I’m trying to take advantage of you!?”
Yang Kai frowned, “I don’t mean that, it’s just that I won’t exchange those two things, they are very useful to me!”
“If it’s useless, I wouldn’t be willing to ask you,” Mu Na snorted angrily.
Seeing her expression, Yang Kai also felt that his reaction was a bit excessive, so he cupped his fists and said, “I’m sorry, Patriarch, but no matter what, I cannot give you those two things.”
Mu Na gritted her teeth and glared at him angrily, “Can you take care of them?”
Yang Kai shrugged, “I didn’t let them die!”
Mu Na was furious and turned her head, not willing to talk to him.
The Elder said, “Both of you, calm down, calm down.”
Yang Kai said, “I’m very calm, it’s the Patriarch who won’t let go. Elder should try to persuade her.”
The Elder chuckled and asked, “Do you know why moths fall into flames?”
“Stupid?” Yang Kai replied casually.
The corner of the Elder’s eyes twitched as he said, “It’s their nature. Nature is a very strange thing. Take my Stone Puppet Clan for example, when we encounter some rare ores, we can’t help wanting to swallow them. As for you humans, when you encounter a beautiful woman, you can’t help but take a few more glances. When a moth sees a bright flame, it can’t help but pounce on it. This is nature.”
“Wolves walk the world to eat meat, dogs walk ten thousand kilometers!”
The corner of the Elder’s eyes twitched even more violently, “That’s true, but for the Wood Spirit Race, the rarer a plant is, the more it can stimulate their nature to take care of it.”
After circling around for a long time, he came back.
Just as Yang Kai was about to speak, the Elder interrupted, “Although I don’t know what the Patriarch wants from you, I think it must be an extremely precious artifact that is difficult to part with or even publicize.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Please forgive me.”
The Elder smiled slightly, “Since it’s difficult to part with it, then we won’t. The Patriarch has a proposal that I hope you can listen to patiently.”
“What proposal?” Yang Kai looked at Mu Na curiously. As long as she didn’t bring up what had happened before, Yang Kai was willing to listen more. The talents of the Wood Spirit Race allowed them to understand the habits of all kinds of plants, so perhaps he could ask them how to take care of Azure Tree so that the power of the Seal could grow faster.
Mu Na turned her head as if she didn’t want to look at him, but instead said, “I’ll send two clansmen to take care of those two things for you.”
Yang Kai’s eyes widened, “Send two clansmen?”
In his heart, he quickly made a quick calculation. There was a medicine garden in his Mysterious Small Boundary, and inside the medicine garden were countless rare flowers and plants, as well as the Azure Tree and Eternal Trees. However, he had never taken care of the medicine garden. Fortunately, the medicine garden had Heavy Soil and Earth Vein Beads, otherwise many of the spirit flowers and grasses would have withered.
If he had two Wood Spirit Race to manage the medicine garden for him, not only would he not have to worry, but he would also be able to take good care of the herbs in the medicine garden. In this world, there was no one more suitable than a Wood Spirit. In ancient times, they were born to take care of the medicine garden. If anyone could obtain a Wood Spirit, not only would they not have to worry about the medicine garden’s matters, their harvest would also be higher than others’.
“Is that true?”
“Do I look like I’m joking?” Mu Na snapped.
Yang Kai rubbed his hands and smiled like a blossoming flower, “How can I accept this, this is really… aiya…” He was somewhat incoherent. To be honest, he had also thought about abducting two Wood Spirits. Such a rare and precious race, if he didn’t put them in the medicine garden, it would be a waste.
High Heaven Palace would certainly have its own medicine garden in the future, and with High Heaven Palace’s current scale, the medicine garden would definitely not be small, so it would be best if there were wood spirits to take care of it.
Mu Na turned her head to look at him with a look of disdain. This little brat had just given her a stern look, but now his face had suddenly changed. How hateful, how could she not have noticed it before?
Yang Kai clenched his fists and coughed lightly before asking seriously, “What are the Patriarch’s conditions? I’ll say this first, don’t even think about having any idea on those two things.”
“What condition? What condition can I have!” Mu Na said angrily.
Yang Kai was stunned, “Don’t tell me I can have them for free.”
The Elder chuckled, “Didn’t Patriarch say just now to have two clansmen take care of those two things?”
“This is also… a condition?” Yang Kai’s eyes nearly popped out of their sockets.
This was obviously a benefit for him, how could it be considered a condition?
The Elder said seriously, “This is the nature of the Wood Spirit Race. Since the Patriarch values those two things so much, you letting them take care of them is the best way to express your gratitude.”
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