On one hand, not killing Huo Lun was the reason Yang Kai had mentioned before, but on the other hand, Yang Kai wanted to see if the expansion of the Mysterious Boundary Bead was suitable for the Demon Race survival.
The world inside the Mysterious Boundary Bead now had three parts, one of which was the space inside the Mysterious Boundary Bead itself, the second was the three Cultivation Stars that the Mysterious Boundary Bead had swallowed in the Great Desolate Star Field, and the third was the missing continents that had been swallowed in the Demon Territory.
The first two parts had already become one, while the latter was an independent existence. Although the missing continents had been reduced to fragments and the World Laws had been shattered, after being swallowed by the Mysterious Boundary Bead, they showed signs of reforming and the shattered World Laws seemed to gradually become more complete.
If the Demon Race could survive or even cultivate here, it would be of great help to his future plans.
Huo Lun went to the newly expanded space.
After doing this, Yang Kai quickly released his Embodiment.
If he wanted to break through the shackles of Cloud Shadow and break through to the next realm, he would have to rely on his Embodiment to conceal his movements, otherwise he would definitely be discovered. This was also the main reason why he had taken the risk to return to Cloud Shadow.
During these past few days, although Yang Kai’s injuries had healed completely, the fluctuations in his aura had become more uncontrollable, as if he had reached his limit. If it weren’t for Yang Kai’s efforts to suppress it, he would have broken through halfway.
Time waits for no man. The breakthrough was at this moment.
But at this moment, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly became serious as he turned around and shouted, “Who is it!?”
The Embodiment that was about to lead him to a safe zone was shocked and quickly scanned its surroundings with its Divine Sense.
A moment later, the Embodiment turned its head to look at Yang Kai suspiciously, only to see that Yang Kai’s expression was extremely solemn, as if he was facing a great enemy. This confused the Embodiment as it asked, “What’s wrong?”
Yang Kai’s expression became tense as he looked around and asked, “Did you not find anything?”
“Nothing!” The Embodiment shook his head.
Yang Kai looked at it in surprise and muttered, “How is that possible?”
Just a moment ago, the feeling of being spied upon had appeared again, as if a pair of invisible eyes were staring at him, sending chills down his spine.
A few days ago, when this feeling had appeared, Yang Kai had thought he had been tagged by some Demon Saint, but after a few days, there had been no signs of any Demon Saint taking action, so Yang Kai had no idea what was happening.
Until today, that feeling had returned. This was not an illusion, but a real feeling.
However, as the master of the Cloud Shadow Continent, Yang Kai’s Embodiment didn’t notice this at all, which made Yang Kai somewhat confused.
Was it because he had been too nervous recently that his perception had been wrong? After all, this was the territory of his Embodiment, so even if a Demon Saint was hiding nearby, it was impossible for it to not notice.
If it weren’t for the fact that his Embodiment was his Soul Clone, Yang Kai would have thought it was lying to him. Moreover, no matter which Demon Saint it was, there was no need for them to act so mysteriously. Powerful strength was enough to crush everything. All they needed to do was capture Yang Kai, so why delay?
As he spoke, that feeling suddenly disappeared.
The Embodiment asked, “Did you really sense something?”
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before slowly shaking his head, “I don’t know, I don’t know if it’s just my imagination.”
The Embodiment remained silent, not knowing what to say.
With his breakthrough imminent, Yang Kai didn’t have time to worry about anything else. Even if there really was a Demon Saint hiding nearby, if they really wanted to harm him, he wouldn’t be able to resist them. At that time, he would only be able to deal with them as they pleased, and with his cultivation level going a level higher, he would undoubtedly have a chance to survive.
“Let’s begin!” Yang Kai swept away the chaotic thoughts in his mind and said solemnly.
The Embodiment nodded and used its Demonic Qi to wrap Yang Kai up before sinking into the ground with him.
Traversing underground, there was no light, no sound, and the entire world was silent.
After an unknown amount of time, Yang Kai felt the pressure around him loosen, the Demonic Qi wrapped around him is withdrawing. His Embodiment’s voice rang in his ears, “This is a cave three thousand meters below the ground. With my protection, i should be able to suppress your breakthrough.”
Yang Kai looked around, and although it was completely dark, he could still vaguely make out that this place was indeed a huge cave. It was damp and gloomy, and he could even hear the faint sound of running water. It was probably an underground river flowing nearby.
Although the conditions were a bit poor, Yang Kai didn’t ask for too much.
Taking a deep breath, he sat down cross-legged.
With a wave of his hand, batch after batch of High-Rank Source Crystals flew out of his Space Ring and were instantly crushed into dust. A dense amount of Spiritual Energy leaked out from the Source Crystals and quickly filled the entire cave, turning it into a fog that quickly transformed the damp and gloomy cave into a holy land for cultivation.
In order to break through to the Third Order Emperor Realm, Yang Kai had spared no effort. At this time, he was extremely glad that he had prepared enough cultivation resources before coming to the Demon Territory. Otherwise, in this damned Demon Territory, he really wouldn’t have been able to find so many resources.
But this wasn’t the end. He reached into his Space Ring and took out a handful of Spirit Pills and poured them into his mouth to ensure the energy requirements he needed to break through.
On the road of martial arts, from the Emperor Realm to the Second Order, from Second Order to Third Order, from the Pseudo Emperor to the Great Emperor Realm, each of these stages was like a heavenly moat, blocking off groups of talented cultivators. How many people would experience cultivation deviation while breaking through, and how many would die during their breakthrough?
Moreover, Yang Kai had chosen to break through in the Demon Territory, so he couldn’t afford to be careless.
When everything was ready, Yang Kai immersed himself in his meditation and focused on maintaining the clarity of his mind, silently circulating his Profound Technique, releasing the suppression he had been suppressing all this time, causing his unstable aura to erupt.
As his flesh and blood squirmed, his Emperor Qi surged and broke through the invisible barrier.
Yang Kai couldn’t help letting out a muffled groan as a kind of tearing pain spread throughout his body, causing him to tremble violently. Under this intense pain, his entire body was covered in sweat, and in just a moment, his clothes were drenched in sweat.
Yang Kai’s aura, which had expanded to its limit, slowly began to decline, but this failure did not discourage him. Although his previous breakthroughs had always been smooth sailing and few similar situations occurred, who could continue to advance smoothly on the road of martial arts? It was likely that the Great Emperors and Demon Saints had suffered many setbacks when they were young.
Today’s setbacks would only solidify tomorrow’s foundation.
All the pores on his body relaxed as the rich Spiritual Qi around him entered his body. The medicinal efficacy also began to spread in his lower abdomen as his Emperor Qi flowed and his momentum rose, once again breaking through his bottleneck.
A series of muffled groans could be heard in this dark and damp cave. The place where Yang Kai was sitting was soaked in sweat.
Each time he tried, he failed again. Each time, the pain he felt was heart-wrenching, his flesh and blood ruptured, his meridians ruptured, and golden blood oozed from his pores.
The Embodiment, which was constantly paying attention to Yang Kai’s movements, couldn’t help feeling worried. It had accompanied Yang Kai as he grew up. Ever since Yang Kai left Shadowed Star, the Embodiment had been born, but Yang Kai’s breakthrough had never been so difficult.
However, at this time it couldn’t help much. As the master of the Cloud Shadow, all it could provide was a safe place to break through and suppress the disturbance caused by Yang Kai’s breakthrough.
Compared to others, Yang Kai’s growth rate was simply too fast, and this kind of rapid growth would inevitably leave behind some hidden dangers. These hidden dangers could not be seen normally, but they would erupt at critical moments, such as now…
“Do you really not feel the slightest bit of guilt after killing this King?” A familiar voice suddenly rang out beside his ear.
Yang Kai’s expression became serious, and when he opened his eyes, he was shocked to find that he was no longer in the dark cave, but in the empty space, surrounded by a sea of blood. In front of him was a bloodied body, and the young man wore a mocking smile on his face as he punched the young man’s chest, shattering his flesh and vitality…
Bright Moon Great Emperor!
Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed, and just like that day, he wanted to pull his fist out from his chest.
Unexpectedly, Ming Yue grabbed his arm tightly and leaned forward slightly, his expression becoming extremely fierce, “I am the Great Emperor, representing the will of the Star Boundary, how dare you kill me!”
Yang Kai’s eyes bulged as he stared forward in a daze for a long time before his face sank and he roared, “Heart Demon!”
The Bright Moon Great Emperor was already dead and his corpse had been placed in the medicine garden of the Mysterious Small Boundary, so there was no reason for him to suddenly run out and reappear.
The only explanation was that his Inner Heart Demon had been born!
He had been fleeing for his life these past few days, and the guilt he felt when he killed a Great Emperor with his own hands had been suppressed in his heart. He had deliberately forgotten about it, deliberately not thinking about it, and the result of his suppression had become his inner heart demon.
On that day, in order to enter the Demon Territory, Yang Kai and the Iron Blood Great Emperor had joined forces to put on a show of Qi Deviation in front of Yu Rumeng, never having imagined that there would be such a crisis one day.
If one’s inner demons were not overcome, everything would be for naught. At that time, not to mention breaking through to the next realm, even if one’s realm did not fall, it would still be a fluke. If things went wrong, one would really suffer from Qi Deviation, fall into the Demon Path, and no longer recognize their own family.
A great sense of crisis enveloped Yang Kai, but he remained calm.
Lowering his eyes, the black hair on his forehead cast a thick shadow. Yang Kai took a deep breath and looked straight into Ming Yue’s eyes, saying, “Yes! You are a Great Emperor, but you died at my hands, so killing you is naturally a sin!”
Ming Yue, who was sitting opposite him, smiled evilly, “Since you feel guilty, why try to force yourself? Why don’t you accompany this King? The road to the Underworld won’t be lonely.”
Yang Kai also grinned, “Does Sir really think so?”
Ming Yue’s expression turned cold, “You are a sinner of the Star Boundary, do you really think you can survive?”
TO BE CONTINUED...