At that time, Xiao Yuyang had said that the Great Emperor had already left for Plain Palace, but after hearing that the matter had been resolved, he had decided to return.
No one questioned this claim, but now it seemed that the truth was not so.
“At that time, Princess Lan Xun had already disappeared, and the Great Emperor had been investigating the whereabouts of the princess, so the Great Emperor didn’t have any idea for the Plain Palace,” Xiao Yuyang explained solemnly.
“At that time, Princess Lan Xun disappeared?” Yang Kai was shocked, thinking to himself that it was no wonder he hadn’t seen Lan Xun during the Southern Domain Martial Meeting. Although he had found it a bit strange at the time, he hadn’t thought much about it, but now he understood the reason. Frowning, he asked, “So, the Great Emperor hasn’t been in Star Soul Palace for the past few years?”
Otherwise, it would have been impossible for the Great Emperor not to have heard about what had happened in the Plain Palace.
“That’s right,” Xiao Yuyang nodded, “Her Highness is the Great Emperor’s only relative. Since Her Highness has gone missing, the Great Emperor is naturally anxious, so he has been searching for clues. Moreover, this matter can only be carried out in secret and cannot be publicly announced.”
Yang Kai nodded in understanding. If the Great Emperor’s daughter was captured, if they were to openly search for her, it would give someone a chance to take advantage of her, or perhaps they would anger the person who had attacked her and kill Lan Xun.
“It wasn’t until a year ago that the Divine Palace received a message from the Great Emperor, but that message was incomplete. It seemed that the Great Emperor had sent it in a hurry, or perhaps it was disturbed by something. We followed the map and found a suspicious place, but we couldn’t enter.”
“Why?” Yang Kai asked curiously. With Star Soul Palace’s masters all present, what other place in this world could they not enter?
“It seems to be an independent world. Without a corresponding opening method, no one can enter.”
Yang Kai suddenly understood, “So you came to find me.”
Xiao Yuyang sighed, “You are proficient in Space Laws, so perhaps you have a way to enter.”
Yang Kai nodded in understanding. If that place really was an independent world, finding him would be the best and only way.
“Where is the Great Emperor now?” Yang Kai asked again.
Xiao Yuyang slowly shook his head, “After sending that message back, the Great Emperor no longer responded.”
Yang Kai was shocked. Even the Great Emperor didn’t respond? Could it be that the odds were against him? But that was impossible. Who else in this world could pose a threat to the Great Emperor? But if Lan Xun were used to threatened him…
Yang Kai secretly shook his head. He wasn’t sure if the Bright Moon Emperor would surrender to his beloved daughter if he was really threatened with Lan Xun. More importantly, who could capture him?
This matter was quite big.
Seemingly seeing through his thoughts, Xiao Yuyang said, “The Great Emperor’s abilities are profound, so you don’t need to worry too much. There’s no reply, perhaps he’s delayed because of something, or perhaps he’s already entered that independent world. Yang Kai, I heard that you have a good relationship with Her Highness the Princess. This time, no matter what, I must ask you to help her. At the very least, you must open that world and allow my Star Soul Palace’s people to search it.”
Yang Kai nodded and said, “I also owe Her Highness a favor back then. Since she is in trouble, I naturally can’t just stand by and watch.”
Hearing this, Xiao Yuyang was overjoyed. He had been worried that Yang Kai would refuse, but now it seemed he was a warm-hearted person.
“But there’s one thing I’m curious about,” Yang Kai suddenly changed the subject.
“Go ahead.” Because Yang Kai readily agreed, Xiao Yuyang’s attitude towards him became much friendlier.
“As Elder Xiao said, Her Highness the Princess disappeared three years ago, and the Great Emperor began investigating her three years ago. A year ago, he sent a message back, so why did you only come to find me now?”
It was no secret that Yang Kai was able to arrange a Space Array in the Southern Domain. The Azure Sun Temple and High Heaven Palace had a connection with each other, so there was no reason for them to delay for a year.
Xiao Yuyang sighed, “You don’t know, that place is very far from the Southern Domain. Even if we fly, it will take us half a year.”
“Half a year!” Yang Kai’s expression changed, “In another region?”
“Western Region!” Xiao Yuyang’s voice was solemn.
Yang Kai suddenly understood. So that place was in the Western Regions, and this trip had indeed taken a lot of time. No wonder he had delayed for a year before coming here. Speaking of the Western Regions, Yang Kai felt a bit resentful. When he had returned from the Wheel World, he had visited the Western Regions and had even met that little girl, Lin Yun’er. Together, they had caused a huge ruckus in a great Sect in the Western Regions. Later, he had set up a Space Array to bring her back to High Heaven Palace, but at the critical moment, the Space Array had been destroyed, causing him to be the only one to be teleported back while Lin Yun’er was left behind in the Western Regions.
Although Yang Kai hadn’t seen the person who had attacked him, he was certain it was the Iron Blood Great Emperor.
If that wasn’t the case, this trip to the Western Regions would have been quite convenient. But now, if he wanted to go there, he would have to fly. Who knew how much time he would have to waste.
“There’s no time to lose, Yang Kai, if you don’t have any other matters to attend to, let’s go now,” Xiao Yuyang said anxiously. This matter had been delayed for too long, and he didn’t know if there were any unforeseen events happening over there, so he urgently wanted to bring Yang Kai over to take a look.
Yang Kai nodded, “Good.” As he spoke, he took out his Transmission Compass and sent a message to Hua Qingsi, informing her that he was going out for a while and that his return date was uncertain.
Hua Qingsi was also used to his wandering style, so she naturally had nothing to say.
The three of them immediately set out and teleported back to Azure Sun Temple through the Space Array.
Afterwards, Xiao Yuyang summoned a two layered flying boat and invited Yang Kai to board it before flying off. It seemed he really didn’t want to delay any longer.
Gao Xueting did not follow. She was only bringing Xiao Yuyang to High Heaven Palace. Without her leading him, Xiao Yuyang would not be able to use the Azure Sun Temple’s Space Array, so this trip to the Western Regions had nothing to do with her.
The flying boat’s speed was extremely fast, so Xiao Yuyang didn’t hesitate to use his full strength to travel. After all, this matter concerned the Great Emperor and Princess Lan Xun, so he was eager to learn the truth.
On the deck, Yang Kai stood with his hands behind his back and carefully asked Xiao Yuyang about the ins and outs of this matter, but he didn’t ask anything more. He only knew that they had followed the information sent by the Great Emperor to a certain place and confirmed that there was a Secret Realm-like existence there, but they were unable to open it, so they went to find Yang Kai.
Hearing this, Yang Kai nodded and took out a jade slip from his Space Ring and poured a message into it. With a flick of his finger, the jade slip shook slightly and disappeared.
Xiao Yuyang raised his brow, “Space Beacon?”
Yang Kai looked at him in surprise, “Elder Xiao actually knows this little trick!”
Xiao Yuyang replied, “The Great Emperor used this method to send a message. I heard that this method was created by Spirit Beast Island’s Li Wuyi. When the Great Emperor visited Spirit Beast Island, he obtained some things from Li Wuyi. I didn’t expect you to also know this method.”
Yang Kai smiled, “I also learned it from Senior Li.”
Xiao Yuyang was surprised, “You met Li Wuyi?”
Yang Kai nodded, “Two years ago, I went to the Eastern Region and was fortunate enough to discuss the Space Laws with him.”
Xiao Yuyang suddenly understood and said, “That’s right, since you can arrange a Space Array to cross regions, it’s convenient for you to travel between the various regions. In other words, among the four Star Boundary, you can freely travel between the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Domains, but what about the Western Regions?”
The corner of Yang Kai’s mouth twitched, “It was possible, but the Spirit Array I set up was destroyed.”
Xiao Yuyang was happy to hear this before saying, “Who was so bored as to destroy your Spirit Array?”
Yang Kai smiled but didn’t answer. However, since he was going to the Western Regions this time, he decided to set up a Spirit Array there so he could travel freely in the four regions.
“Who did you send a message to just now?” Xiao Yuyang asked curiously.
“Senior Li Wuyi,” Yang Kai didn’t try to hide anything from him, “There is one thing Elder Xiao may not know. Two years ago, on the Eastern Sea, the daughter of the Ghost Great Emperor, Yao Lin, was also captured.”
“What?” Xiao Yuyang was shocked when he heard this, “The Ghost Great Emperor’s daughter was also captured?”
Lan Xun’s accident was about three years ago, while Yao Lin’s was about two years ago. Although there was a difference of one year between them, it wasn’t a long time. Moreover, one was in the Eastern Region while the other was in the Southern Region. If one were to consider the geographical gap…
“Could it be the same person?” Xiao Yuyang suddenly thought of a possibility.
“I don’t know, but the person who captured Yao Lin was a Pseudo Emperor.”
“Pseudo Emperor!” Xiao Yuyang sucked in a breath of cold air. Although he was now a Third-Order Emperor Realm master, if he were to face a Pseudo Emperor, he wouldn’t be a match for him. After a moment of silence, he asked, “How do you know so much? En? You just said that you went to the Eastern Region two years ago and Yao Lin was also caught two years ago. Could it be…”
“Yes, when Yao Lin was captured, I was also present,” Yang Kai nodded, confirming his guess, “Now that two years have passed, I want to ask Senior Li if there is any new information.”
Xiao Yuyang nodded and said, “We should ask, if it was the same person, then this person is too daring, what does he want to do?”
Yang Kai grinned, “Then I’ll have to ask that old man himself.”
As he spoke, the Space Beacon on his wrist released a layer of spatial fluctuations and a jade slip suddenly appeared in front of him.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and used his Divine Sense to investigate.
After a while, his expression became solemn.
“How is it?” Xiao Yuyang asked anxiously.
“See for yourself, Elder Xiao.” Yang Kai reached out and tossed the jade slip to him.
Xiao Yuyang took it and examined it for a moment before his expression changed drastically, “How could this be? Many disciples and descendants of Great Emperors have disappeared? This, this, this… just who did this?”
There were many connections between Great Emperors, and with the Space Beacon Li Wuyi had created, it was easy to obtain information from Spirit Beast Island. As such, the information obtained from Spirit Beast Island was much more abundant than from Star Soul Palace.
According to Li Wuyi’s report, after Yao Lin disappeared, all of the Ghost Palace cultivators went out to search the Eastern Region, but in the end, they were unable to find anything. It was as if Yao Lin had disappeared from the face of the earth. Since his daughter had gone missing, the Ghost Great Emperor naturally paid close attention to her and sent a message to several Great Emperors he was close to, asking them to keep an eye on her.
TO BE CONTINUED...