After more than a decade, Yang Kai had actually reached the 2nd order Emperor Realm and was on par with her!
Gao Xueting couldn’t believe it, but she had no choice but to believe it. The aura of a 2nd order Emperor Realm master couldn’t be faked, but wasn’t this cultivation speed a bit too fast? When she first met him, it was because the Four Seasons Land was about to open, and Yang Kai had used Hongchen Token to exchange for a spot in the Temple. At that time, he was only a 1st order Principle Source Stage master.
A few months later, when he returned from the Star Fragments Sea, he had broken through to the Emperor Realm.
It had only been a few years, but he had made another breakthrough.
Gao Xueting was a 2nd order Emperor Realm, so she naturally knew how difficult it was to break through to the Emperor Realm. There were quite a few Emperor Realm masters in the entire Azure Sun Temple, but most of them were only First-Order. There were only three Second-Order cultivators, and besides her, there were only Vice Temple Master Qiu Ran and Granny You who were guarding the Divine Movement Mirror.
On the other hand, Yang Kai, a rising star, was actually able to catch up to their progress. It seemed that sooner or later he would surpass them.
As for the disciples who were in the same period as Yang Kai, such as Xia Sheng, Xiao Baiyi, and Murong Xiaoxiao, all of them had only just stabilized their 1st order Emperor Realm cultivations. It was unknown how long it would take for them to break through to the 2nd order Emperor Realm. In comparison, the so-called genius disciples were simply a bunch of mediocre.
Gao Xueting couldn’t help but think of a saying: ‘In every generation, there will always be a new generation, a new generation will replace the old!’ The young man sitting in front of her with a smile was like a rising star. If nothing unexpected happened, sooner or later he would shine with a dazzling light that would envelop the entire Star Boundary.
“Good,” Gao Xueting lightly praised, knowing in her heart that this wasn’t just good, it was simply a miracle. She really didn’t know how he cultivated or what kind of technique he cultivated.
“Senior Sister Gao, how many Elder Contribution Points can I exchange for with these things?” Yang Kai asked.
Gao Xueting put away the ring and said lightly, “Emperor Pills are hard to come by. With so many Emperor Pills in exchange for Elder Contribution Points, there must be a lot of them, but I don’t know the exact amount. This matter is managed by Senior Brother Qiu, so if we want to calculate it clearly, we must ask Senior Brother Qiu.”
“Then what are we waiting for? Let’s go find Senior Brother Qiu now,” Yang Kai stood up.
“Are you in a hurry?” Gao Xueting looked at him suspiciously.
Yang Kai replied, “No, it’s just that this is my first time contributing to the Temple, so I naturally want to know how much this contribution is worth. Only with results will I have the motivation.”
“Alright, I’ll go with you to see Senior Brother Qiu and have him calculate a number,” Gao Xueting also stood up.
“Senior Sister, please!” Yang Kai extended his hand.
Walking to the entrance of the hall, Gao Xueting suddenly stopped and turned to look at Yang Kai with a puzzled expression.
“Why are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face?” Yang Kai asked curiously.
“No,” Gao Xueting slowly shook her head, “Tell me honestly, how did you come back?”
“What do you mean? How else could i come back,” Yang Kai said with a straight face.
“If you came back, why didn’t the disciples guarding the mountain report anything? If you came back from outside, you must have passed by my Purple Bamboo Peak, so why didn’t I notice anything?”
Yang Kai said, “Junior Brother is proficient in the Space Laws, so after a few whooshes, he returned. Senior Sister must not have noticed.”
“Is that so?” Gao Xueting shot him a noncommittal glance and didn’t ask any more questions, directly leading the way and flying off.
Yang Kai looked at her back and rubbed his nose, wondering what mistake he had made. Unable to think of anything, he could only follow Gao Xueting.
Unexpectedly, before he could catch up to Gao Xueting, she suddenly turned around and flew off in another direction.
“Senior Sister Gao, did you go in the wrong direction?” Yang Kai called out from behind her. Although he didn’t spend much time in Azure Sun Temple, he knew that Qiu Ran’s Spirit Jade Peak wasn’t in that direction, but Gao Xueting ignored him and continued flying towards a mountain valley.
Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat as his speed increased significantly.
Inside a certain cave in the mountain valley, Gao Xueting stood silently in front of a Space Array.
Yang Kai walked in nervously and called out, but he didn’t receive a response. Bracing himself, he walked over and shouted, “Hey, what is this thing? Why is there a Spirit Array here?”
Gao Xueting turned to look at him, “Continue pretending!”
Yang Kai said innocently, “Senior Sister Gao, what are you talking about? What am I pretending for?”
Gao Xueting sneered, “This is the back mountain of your Spirit Sword Peak, don’t you know what is here?”
Yang Kai grumbled, “I don’t know.” Looking at Gao Xueting, he said, “Don’t you believe me? I really don’t know. You know I don’t live here much, so how could I know about the situation here?”
“You really don’t know?” Gao Xueting asked.
“I really don’t know!” Yang Kai said seriously.
Gao Xueting nodded and looked ahead, “It looks like this is a Space Array, and it hasn’t been set up for many years. I don’t know who it is or where it connects to. Junior Brother, protect me while I investigate.”
“Uh…” Yang Kai didn’t know how to persuade her, so he could only nod and say, “Good, Senior Sister should be careful.”
Gao Xueting immediately walked up to the Spirit Array, took out some Source Crystals, and placed them on the grooves around it. She activated her Emperor Qi to activate the Spirit Array, but there was no response.
Yang Kai looked down and thought to himself, Without a special token, who can activate the Spirit Array I set up? So he wasn’t worried about Gao Xueting suddenly being teleported to the North Region.
Gao Xueting tried for a long time but was unable to activate the Spirit Array, so she could only walk down.
Yang Kai said, “It seems this Spirit Array has been in disrepair for many years and has probably lost its function. Since it has lost its function, we don’t need to worry about it.”
Gao Xueting shook her head and said, “Perhaps there are other ways to activate this Spirit Array that we don’t know about, but this is the hinterland of my Temple, so we must not leave this scourge behind. Otherwise, if someone were to sneak into the Temple through this Spirit Array, we wouldn’t be able to detect them.”
Clang, a crisp sound rang out as a cold light flashed. Gao Xueting held her sword in her hand as her Emperor Qi surged.
Yang Kai’s eyes twitched, “Senior Sister, what do you want to do?”
“No matter what, let’s destroy it first so we don’t have to worry.” Saying so, she raised her sword and slashed towards the Spirit Array.
“Wait!” Yang Kai shouted.
Gao Xueting turned to look at him, “What’s wrong?”
Yang Kai scratched his cheek and said seriously, “Senior Sister, please don’t be rash. This is a Space Array, after all. Although I don’t know where it connects to, if it connects to a Treasure Land that no one knows about, wouldn’t Senior Sister’s destruction of this Spirit Array sever her connection with it?”
“What do you think?”
Yang Kai cupped his hands and said, “Junior Brother’s talent is lacking and he just happens to be proficient in the Space Laws. If you let me study this Spirit Array for a while, I might be able to figure out something.”
“How long does Junior Brother need to study it?”
“A month or two?”
“Another thirty or fifty years?”
Yang Kai replied, “It’s hard to say, Little Brother can only say that he will try his best.”
Gao Xueting waved her hand and said, “There’s no need to go through so much trouble, just destroy it. Junior Brother, move aside a bit, this Spirit Array looks a bit sturdy, I won’t show any mercy.”
“Senior Sister Gao…” Yang Kai put his hand to his forehead, wanting to cry but having no tears.
“What else do you have to say?” Gao Xueting looked at him as if she had some last words to say, as if the sword wasn’t going to cut the Spirit Array, but rather Yang Kai.
Yang Kai lowered his head, “Senior Sister Gao, do you know something?”
Gao Xueting snorted, “That depends on what you want me to know.”
“Ah!” Yang Kai sighed, knowing that he couldn’t hide it any longer, “How did you discover it?” He felt that this Spirit Array was well hidden, and with the protection of his Elder Jade Plate, if he didn’t search carefully, he wouldn’t have found it.
Gao Xueting said, “The first few times you appeared and disappeared like a ghost, it’s hard not to be suspicious. Our Temple Master is also a bored person. During the ten years you were gone, he naturally studied Spirit Sword Peak carefully. Do you think a great formation can conceal it from his detection? He has an even higher grade control formation in his hands. Tell me, where does this Array lead to?”
Yang Kai lowered his head and said with a blank expression, “North Region.”
“High Heaven Palace?” Gao Xueting raised her brow.
Yang Kai nodded.
“It really is a Cross Domain Space Array!” Gao Xueting coldly snorted, “Did you create it?”
Yang Kai smiled awkwardly, “Yes.”
“Why are you so sneaky?”
“I wasn’t sneaking around, I just wanted to tell you when the time was right,” Yang Kai explained.
Naturally, Gao Xueting didn’t believe him. If she hadn’t confronted him in front of him this time, there would never have been a suitable opportunity. However, she also understood that Yang Kai’s existence was simply too astonishing, so he wouldn’t easily reveal it.
“Why can’t I activate it?” This wasn’t the first time Gao Xueting had used this Spirit Array. When Wen Zishan had discovered it, she and Wen Zishan had tried to activate it, but no matter what, they were unable to use it.
“You need a special token refined by me before you can use it.” Since he had already been discovered, there was nothing to hide. The Azure Sun Temple had treated him quite well, the reason why he was acting so sneakily was mainly because he was afraid of being ordered around by Gao Xueting.
Everyone from Azure Sun Temple knew that he was an Emperor Pill Master, so they had been eagerly waiting for him to refine Emperor Pills for them. However, Yang Kai didn’t have the time to refine pills, so hiding back in High Heaven Palace would naturally allow him to relax. Now that this Spirit Array had been exposed, it was likely that Gao Xueting would be able to find him at any time.
“What token? Let me see.”
“Can you not look?” Yang Kai looked at Gao Xueting weakly.
Gao Xueting stretched out her hand as if she wouldn’t give up until she saw it.
Yang Kai could only take out a token, but Gao Xueting had already reached out and grabbed it. After examining it for a moment, she didn’t find anything special about it, but the token contained Yang Kai’s Space Force.
She vaguely understood that this sealed Space Force was the key to activating the Spirit Array.
With a wave of her hand, she stored the token into her Space Ring.
Yang Kai’s mouth twitched, but he didn’t dare say anything.
TO BE CONTINUED...