Amidst the whispers, a light flashed from the Space Array and Yang Kai’s figure appeared.
Everyone turned to look, some of them wearing solemn expressions while others wore suspicious expressions. After all, not everyone had seen Yang Kai before and knew that he was High Heaven Palace’s Palace Master. Those who knew him naturally wore solemn expressions, while those who didn’t felt that this young man’s aura was extraordinary and was not a pushover.
“Greetings, Palace Master Yang.” A sparse voice rang out.
Only after seeing Yang Kai for the first time did the Emperor Realm masters realize his identity and quickly cupped their fists.
“Palace Master.” Hua Qingsi stepped forward.
Yang Kai’s eyes were sharp as he looked around. Seeing that there were quite a number of people here, he was quite satisfied and his expression softened as he asked, “Is everyone here?”
Hua Qingsi said, “Almost everyone who can arrive in half a day has arrived. The people from Dragon Tiger Sect and Profound Cloud Pavilion haven’t arrived yet.”
The number of Emperor Realm gathered in the main hall was only a little over two hundred, and there were definitely more than a few of them in the entire North Region. However, Yang Kai had given them half a day’s time, so Hua Qingsi had specifically informed them that those who were obviously unable to reach High Heaven Palace in half a day had not been informed.
Fortunately, Yang Kai had set up many Space Arrays in the North Region to connect to High Heaven Palace, otherwise, not even a quarter of the people would have been able to come here. It was thanks to these Space Arrays that he was able to gather two hundred Emperor Realm in just half a day.
“Dragon Tiger Sect, Profound Cloud Pavilion…” Yang Kai nodded lightly and waved his hand, “There’s no need to come.”
Although his tone was calm and didn’t reveal any malicious intent, all of the Emperor Realm present could hear the hostility in his words and secretly sighed. In the future, these two Sects would no longer be able to establish themselves in the Northern Domain and might even be eradicated by this fellow. Some of them couldn’t help feeling a sense of pity for Yang Kai’s arbitrary actions.
A Sect that had only risen to prominence less than thirty years ago had actually managed to control the future of all cultivators in the North Region and the rise and fall of the Sect. No one would believe such words, but who asked the other party to have such a big fist? With the precedent of exterminating the Asking Passion Sect, no matter how angry or resentful they were, they didn’t dare show it.
“Everyone, I’m sure you’ve all been wondering why I summoned all of you to my High Heaven Palace this time. I’ll now tell you why. First, to save someone, second, to kill someone!”
A middle-aged man cupped his fists and asked, “May I ask Palace Master Yang, who do you want us to save and who do you want us to kill?” With so many masters gathered together, the commotion they would cause would not be small. Basically, one-fifth of the top forces of the Northern Domain were gathered here, so he really couldn’t understand what kind of situation would require so many people to mobilize, even the four top forces had almost all been mobilized.
Yang Kai glanced at him and didn’t know which Sect’s Sect Master he was, but his cultivation was only at the 1st order Emperor Realm, he didn’t show any signs of weakness when he met Yang Kai’s eyes. Nodding slightly, he said, “The person to be saved was a cultivator from the Southern Domain, just like everyone else here, the Sect Master of the various great Sects of the Southern Domain.”
“A cultivator from the Southern Domain?” The great hall burst into an uproar. No one had expected that today’s matter would actually be related to the Southern Domain. This was the Northern Domain, and it was extremely far away from the Southern Domain. As the saying goes, distant water cannot quench one’s immediate thirst. This Palace Master Yang want to save the people from the Southern Domain, so why had he gathered the people from the Northern Domain together?
Compared to this, everyone was more shocked about what had happened to the Sect Masters of the Southern Domain. They had actually sent out so many people to save them. Although they weren’t in the same Domain, since they were all Sect Masters, their strength was definitely not weak. At the very least, they should be at the Emperor Realm. If even they couldn’t solve this problem, how could they?
“The one to kill is a Demon Race!” Yang Kai shouted, suppressing the clamorous discussion.
The hall instantly fell silent as everyone stared at him with wide eyes. Even the usually cold Ji Yao’s expression changed.
Yang Kai didn’t care what they thought and simply continued, “Hundreds of Southern Domain Emperor Realm have fallen into the Demon Race’s trap and are trapped inside the Plain Palace, unable to escape. At any moment, they may be corroded by Demonic Qi and fall into the danger of the Demonic Path. Right now, their only hope is this King, so this King needs everyone’s help to break through the Plain Palace's Sect Protection Array, kill the Demon Race, and rescue everyone from the Southern Domain.”
These words were simply inconceivable, causing everyone present to feel dizzy and instinctively feel that Yang Kai was joking. Firstly, how could anyone know about something so far away in the Southern Domain? However, Yang Kai had spoken these words with absolute certainty. Secondly, the existence of Demon Race was too far away. It was said that they had been eroded by Demonic Qi and fell into the Demonic Path, but how did Demonic Qi come about?
“The situation is like this. I don’t care if you believe me or not, once we arrive, you will naturally know. On this trip to the Southern Domain, all of you must remember one thing: you must protect yourselves from Demonic Qi, and you must also guard against the possession of Demonic Consciousness. If the former appears, this King may have a chance to save you, but if it is the latter… Good luck, let’s go!”
Hua Qingsi was stunned for a moment before immediately leading the Emperor Realm masters to step onto the Space Array. High Heaven Palace’s Array was quite large, capable of transporting twenty or thirty people at once. With Yang Kai here, it didn’t even need to be inlaid with Source Crystals to activate it.
With a flash of light, the group of people disappeared. No matter what they thought, at least they were still sensible enough to not raise any objections and obediently follow the arrangements.
At the back of the crowd, an ordinary-looking woman and a half-grown old man were gathered together. Both of them had a Second-Order Emperor Realm cultivation and were also the Sect Masters of the North Region’s first-rate Sects. Compared to High Heaven Palace, Ice Heart Valley, and the other great forces, they were only a hair’s breadth away. Apart from the fact that they didn’t have a Third-Order Emperor Realm master to oversee them and had fewer Emperor Realm, their foundation was also quite good.
The two of them whispered to each other.
The woman said, “This High Heaven Palace is a bit too much. First, they ask us to arrive here in half a day, and then they didn’t even ask if we agreed before directly asking us to fight the Demon Race. How could they do that?”
The old man nodded, “Yes, that’s too much.”
Previously, everyone had been forced to submit to High Heaven Palace because of their strength and prestige, so they had already felt some resentment. Now that they were suddenly dragged out to fight against some Demon Race and save a group of Southern Domain Emperor Realm they didn’t even know, the resentment in their hearts only deepened.
The woman continued, “Do you really think the Northern Domain belongs to High Heaven Palace? This is just the beginning, what will happen in the future?”
The old man smiled wryly and said, “Life is hard.”
The woman shot him a sideways glance, “Do you really want to be bullied like this, unable to resist?”
The old man was shocked, “Resist? How do you want to resist? I advise you not to act rashly. High Heaven Palace’s foundation is obvious. Do you see those three Monster Race masters? Those are three Monster Kings, each of them comparable to a Third-Order Emperor Realm master. How can we be their opponents?”
The woman coldly snorted, “With the right path, there will be plenty of help, but without the right path, there will be no one to help. High Heaven Palace has caused a great deal of trouble in the Northern Domain recently, so which Sect doesn’t have complaints? Who is willing to be driven by them? As long as the various great Sects of the Northern Domain can unite together, what about High Heaven Palace?”
The old man said thoughtfully, “You want to connect with others…”
The woman said, “In the future, we can only do this. If High Heaven Palace is sensible, they will naturally take a step back. If they aren’t, how can they compete with the entire Northern Domain? Even if we add in the other three forces, it won’t work. The key is whether the hearts of the people are united.”
The old man nodded slightly and said, “After this incident, this old master believes that everyone has realized a trace of danger. If there is a chance to resist, they won’t miss it. Otherwise, if their lives are in the hands of others, I’m afraid they won’t be able to live comfortably.”
“After this matter is over, you and I might as well go out and explore the secrets of others. If there is an opportunity, we can discuss it in detail.”
“Good point, let’s agree on this first.”
“En, let’s not talk about it for now. Since we’re here, I don’t know where we’re going.”
The woman, the half-grown old man, and a few other Emperor Realm stood atop the Space Array. Suddenly, a brilliant light enveloped their bodies and they felt a wave of dizziness wash over them. It was as if their entire bodies were shuttling through the endless void. Even the two of them felt like their eyes were filled with golden flowers and their minds were in chaos.
When she finally came back to her senses, an uncomfortable feeling spread throughout her body, and she felt as if she was stepping on solid ground. The woman’s face was slightly pale, and even her footsteps were somewhat unsteady. She heard a low shout in her ear, “Don’t block the way, hurry up and come down, there are still people coming from behind.”
Before she could see who it was that was speaking, the woman quickly moved to the side and used her orchid fingers to silently circulate her Profound Technique to alleviate the uncomfortable feeling while wearing a suspicious expression.
It wasn’t as if she hadn’t used a Space Array before. This time, she had come to High Heaven Palace through a Space Array, and while she had been traveling all over the Northern Domain, she had never felt so uncomfortable before.
Logically speaking, this shouldn’t have happened. After all, she was a Second-Order Emperor Realm, so how could she almost not be able to withstand the pressure of a single teleportation?
Opening her eyes to survey her surroundings, she saw many familiar faces around her, all of them extremely pale, all of them wearing a look of lingering fear on their faces. Obviously, none of them were feeling too comfortable. The old man was also standing next to her, the two of them staring at each other in confusion.
At this moment, a whisper came from the side. Although it wasn’t loud, everyone present was an Emperor Realm, so who wouldn’t be able to hear it?
The woman and the old man were both shocked and asked, “The Southern Domain?”
Impossible, right? Is this the Southern Domain? A moment ago, we were still inside the North Region’s High Heaven Palace, so how did we arrive here in the blink of an eye? His first reaction was disbelief, but after scanning his surroundings with his Divine Sense, he found that the terrain and climate here were indeed very different from the Northern Domain, as if they really were in the Southern Domain.
Thinking back to the feeling of teleportation and the records they had seen in the ancient books, a flash of light flashed across their minds and an unbelievable thought appeared in their minds.
All of them turned to look at the Space Array, their eyes burning.
Cross Domain Space Array!
TO BE CONTINUED...