The Saint Tree was the foundation of the existence of the Human Emperor’s City, and it was thanks to the protection of the Saint Tree that the Human Emperor’s City was able to stand tall in this world for hundreds of thousands of years. It could be said that to the Royal Family, there was nothing more important than the Saint Tree.
So when the Fourth Prince discovered that Yang Kai was heading towards the Saint Tree, how could he not panic? Although he didn’t know what Yang Kai was planning, it was obviously not a good sign.
The news immediately spread to the Human Emperor who was paying attention to the commotion here. The Human Emperor’s face paled as he hurriedly rushed towards the Saint Tree, along with many other Royals and Masters.
The hundred people soon arrived.
However, they stopped three hundred meters away from the Saint Tree.
Because on the road in front of them, a stone giant covered in sharp spikes and emitting evil flames had appeared. This stone giant had a sharp edge and was several meters tall. Its appearance was fierce and its entire body exuded a terrifying aura, causing the group of Emperor Realm and Royals to tremble in fear.
The Human Emperor naturally noticed that this Stone Giant was not someone to be trifled with, but he couldn’t figure out where such a big guy had come from.
However, at this moment, this big guy was blocking their way. Obviously, it was Yang Kai’s helper, and judging from the changes in its expression, it seemed to have its own consciousness.
The Human Emperor pondered for a moment but didn’t immediately order his men to attack the Embodiment. Instead, he raised his head and shouted, “Sir Yang, it’s already deep into the night, why hasn’t Sir taken a rest and instead come to this forbidden area?”
Yang Kai stood under the Saint Tree and reached out to touch its thick trunk, not moving at all, as if he hadn’t heard the Human Emperor’s shout, but under everyone’s watchful eyes, he seemed to resonate with the Saint Tree, causing it to flicker with a dark green light, causing Yang Kai’s body to glow.
A profound aura spread out.
The Human Emperor’s face sank as he raised his hand slightly and waved it forward.
Zhou Yuchuan immediately stepped forward, his Emperor Qi surging as he punched out like a dragon. In an instant, the sky was filled with fist shadows that smashed towards the Embodiment, causing space to tremble and the four poles to collapse.
With a rumbling sound, Zhou Yuchuan’s eyes narrowed as he withdrew his fist, because the stone giant in front of him was completely unscathed. Instead, it grinned at him as a door-sized palm stretched out and swatted towards him like a fly.
Zhou Yuchuan’s face went pale with fright as he raised his palms to the sky and used all his strength to resist.
The sound of bones breaking rang out as Zhou Yuchuan’s body shook violently, blood flowing from his mouth and nose as he staggered backwards, his aura greatly weakened.
Everyone was shocked.
In terms of cultivation and strength alone, Zhou Yuchuan was definitely one of the top three in the entire Human Emperor City. It could be said that Zhou Yuchuan was already considered one of the top masters in the Human Emperor City.
Such an existence was actually unable to withstand the might of this stone giant’s palm? Just how strong was this stone giant’s strength? What the hell was this thing?
The Human Emperor’s complexion changed again as he waved his hand again. This time, more than a dozen Emperor Realm appeared, seemingly wanting to join forces to deal with this Embodiment. After all, even Zhou Yuchuan was not this Stone Giant’s opponent, and no one in the entire Human Emperor City could defeat it. If they wanted to take it down, they could only rely on their advantage in numbers.
However, before they could do anything, Yang Kai, who had been standing there with his hand on the tree trunk, suddenly moved. Letting out a sigh, he slowly withdrew his hand and said lightly, “Human Emperor, I have no intention of making a big fuss in this world, I just want to take you away from here.”
The Human Emperor said solemnly, “This Emperor appreciates Sir Yang’s good intentions, but this Emperor has no intention of leaving this world, I’m afraid I will have to disappoint Sir Yang’s good intentions.”
Yang Kai turned around and smiled at him, “If it was before, it would have been fine if you didn’t want to leave this place. After all, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it. If you want to stay here, that’s your own business, it has nothing to do with me, but now… Even if you don’t want to leave, you have to leave, it’s not up to you!”
The Human Emperor’s face was filled with anger, “Sir Yang also said that forcefully twisting a melon is not sweet. Since that’s the case, why bother making things difficult for us!”
Yang Kai grinned, “A forced melon won’t taste sweet, but it will quench my thirst!”
What kind of bullshit logic was this?! The group of Royals were all dumbfounded.
“What is Sir Yang’s intention?” The Human Emperor frowned. Yang Kai’s strength was extraordinary, and the Stone Giant’s strength was even more incredible. Since he already had such great strength, why would he want to attack the Human Emperor City? What could he possibly be interested in here? In terms of Saint Arts, he also knew Saint Arts and was not inferior to any of the Royal Families, so the Human Emperor really couldn’t understand why Yang Kai was doing this.
“You’ll know when we get outside,” Yang Kai looked at him lightly.
The Human Emperor slowly shook his head, “Sir Yang wants to take us out of this world, but he won’t tell us the reason. Please forgive this Emperor for not being able to agree. If Sir Yang wants to use force, my Royal Family is not someone who is afraid of trouble. At most, we will fight to the death with Sir.”
Yang Kai grinned maliciously, “Die together? I’m afraid you don’t have the ability. It’s not that this King looks down on you, but if this King wants to harm you, I’m afraid you won’t be able to resist.”
The Human Emperor replied, “Even ants can survive, so we naturally won’t sit back and do nothing.”
Yang Kai nodded, “So, this King is willing to give you a chance.”
The Human Emperor frowned, “I’d like to hear the details.”
“This King will make a bet with you. If this King can allow the Saint Tree to leave with me, at that time, I will ask the Human Emperor to order the residents of the city to leave this world.”
As soon as these words came out, the hundred people on the other side all looked at each other.
On the other hand, the Human Emperor’s expression changed drastically, “So your goal is the Saint Tree!” He had been thinking about what Yang Kai was plotting just now, but now it seemed that he was actually thinking about the Saint Tree! That’s right, if there was anything in the Human Emperor’s City that could catch the attention of someone like him, it could only be the Saint Tree.
But then again, if he really took the Saint Tree away and the Human Emperor City lost its protection, what else could they do but leave with him? Stay here and wait for the Demon Qi to corrode them, turning them into devils?
With this thought in mind, the Human Emperor flew into a rage, “In your dreams! Today, even if I have to fight you to the death, you can forget about even touching the Saint Tree!”
Yang Kai looked at him indifferently, “I’m afraid the Human Emperor has misunderstood me. When I said that the Saint Tree should follow me, I didn’t use force, but rather let it choose. If it is unwilling, I will not force it.”
“Make it's own choice?” The Human Emperor was stunned. How could the Saint Tree make its own choice? For so many years, although the Saint Tree had protected the Human Emperor’s Palace and protected it from harm, it had never interacted with anyone. Although it was a living being, it had no consciousness, so how could it make its own choice?
Yang Kai’s words stunned him.
However, Yang Kai ignored him and instead turned to look at the Saint Tree, solemnly saying, “Senior Qing, the Star Boundary is in danger and the Demon Race has invaded. I hope Senior can help me!”
As soon as he finished speaking, a rumbling sound suddenly came from the ground, as if an earthquake had occurred.
Realizing this, the group of people’s expressions became uncertain as they looked around, wanting to see where this abnormal movement came from.
* Rumble… *
The ground cracked open as roots suddenly shot out from the ground and rapidly converged towards the Sait Tree.
“Ah, the Saint Tree…” Fu Yu cried out, covering her red lips as her beautiful eyes filled with shock.
The others were also dumbfounded.
The Saint Tree had actually made a move! The Saint Tree that had stood tall in Human Emperor City for more than a hundred thousand years had actually made a move because of a single word from an outsider.
One by one, the roots converged and the surface of the Saint Tree began to glow, bathing the entire Human Emperor City in a green glow. The tree’s crown swayed left and right, causing the leaves to rustle. In less than half a cup of tea’s time, the Saint Tree was completely uprooted. Beneath the roots, the roots converged to form a pair of legs that slowly walked over to Yang Kai.
“Many thanks, Senior!” Yang Kai bowed.
In the entire world, he was probably the only one who knew about the origins of this Saint Tree in Human Emperor City. Even the royal family of Human Emperor City probably didn’t know.
The last time he had come here, Yang Kai had suspected that this Saint Tree in the Human Emperor City had some kind of relationship with the Evergreen Divine Tree from the ancient era. Qing was the guardian of that era, and during the final battle, in order to seal the passage between the two worlds, Yang Kai had witnessed the tragic scene with his own eyes and was convinced by Qing’s righteousness.
The current location of this frozen earth was similar to the place where the Demon Race had fought in the past, but after more than a hundred thousand years, Yang Kai couldn’t be certain.
Perhaps Qing hadn’t died back then, but had instead left behind a trace of its existence, allowing it to grow again in the Wheel World and protect the hundreds of thousands of residents of Human Emperor City!
The current Saint Tree was the continuation of Qing’s will and life.
In the past, Qing was willing to sacrifice his life to seal the passage between the two worlds, so how could the Saint Tree, which had inherited his will, ignore the Demon Race’s rampage? Yang Kai’s first step was to communicate with the Saint Tree.
Reality proved that the Saint Tree had indeed made the choice he had hoped for.
“The Saint Tree has a spirit!” The Human Emperor muttered absentmindedly.
The group of Emperor Realm masters and Royal Family were even more dumbfounded.
“How is it?” Yang Kai turned to look at the Human Emperor.
The Human Emperor’s expression suddenly seemed to have aged a hundred years as a deep sense of resentment and helplessness filled his face. This resentment was because Yang Kai wanted to take them away from this world. The Royal Family didn’t want to leave this place. Just as Yang Kai had said before, they were high and mighty here, so even if their cultivation was inferior to others, it didn’t matter. The Royal Family was the most noble existence in the Human Emperor City, but if they left here, what did the royal Family amount to?
Unfortunately, the Saint Tree had made its choice, so what could they do? Without the Saint Tree's protection, the Royal Family was no longer the Royal Family.
“You will ruin the Human Emperor City!” The Human Emperor gnashed his teeth as he glared at Yang Kai.
Yang Kai said lightly, “Human Emperor is wrong, I won’t destroy the Human Emperor’s Palace. Without destruction, there will be no construction. This King is simply giving you a chance to bathe in the flames of nirvana.”
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