After some investigation, Yang Kai had already determined the purpose of this trip.
At the same time, he would try his best to kill as many of the Demon Race’s Half Saints as possible! The former was the most important. Even if he was unlucky and missed his only opportunity, he absolutely could not allow it to fall into the hands of the Demon Race, otherwise, the Star Boundary would be powerless to reverse the situation.
After setting his goal, Yang Kai’s thoughts cleared up and he put away the jade slip, adjusting his condition. This trip was filled with difficulties and his life and death were uncertain, so he naturally had to prepare himself for the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple.
On that night, Sheng Yuzhu had invited Yang Kai secretly and told him that within a month, the Profound Heaven Temple would open. In fact, three days after that, a trace of the Profound Heaven Temple had appeared.
Somewhere in the sky, an extremely mysterious aura suddenly appeared. This aura seemed to coincide with the Great Dao of Heaven and Earth. Those with lower cultivations might not be able to sense it, but those above the Emperor Realm could clearly sense it. Under the influence of this aura, their understanding of the Martial Dao seemed to have become much more profound.
What followed was an explosive increase in strength.
Under the influence of this mysterious aura, many Demon Kings and Emperor Realms who had stagnated for many years broke through their bottlenecks and entered the next higher realm.
At the beginning, there weren’t many people, but as time passed, the aura that leaked out from the unknown became more rich, and more masters were promoted. In the places where the various armies of the Star Boundary were stationed, along with the ten Great Demon Caves occupied by the Demon Race, the world’s energy baptism became more intense.
Even those peak Third-Order Emperor Realm masters who had comprehended the mysteries of this world had quickly gone into seclusion. If they succeeded, they would definitely be able to break through to the Pseudo Emperor Realm.
In this chaotic world, the signs of great prosperity were like an old man on the verge of death. In this moment of life and death, the Star Boundary erupted with its hidden potential, allowing it to dominate the world without discrimination.
The Profound Heaven Temple had yet to open, but just a trace of its aura was already so powerful. If the Profound Heaven Temple really opened, or even entered, what would happen?
This strange phenomenon caused many people to be confused, not knowing what was going on. The Pseudo Emperors who had a slight understanding of the situation confirmed their guesses and began to secretly prepare.
Another five days later, the phantom of a great hall suddenly appeared in the void. This great hall had appeared out of thin air without any warning, as if it was just a projection without any physical form. The hall’s appearance was simple and unadorned, and its aura was desolate, as if it had crossed the river of time from an extremely ancient era and appeared in front of everyone’s eyes.
The Star Boundary and Demon Territory had sent people to investigate, but no matter who it was, no matter what method they used, they were unable to approach the illusory hall. It wasn’t that there was some kind of barrier preventing people from entering the hall, but rather that it was impossible to approach it.
Obviously, it didn’t seem too far away, and perhaps they would arrive after flying for a while, but after two hours, the distance was still as far as before, and after flying for another two hours, the distance still hadn’t changed.
With no other choice, the two sides gave up on carefully investigating, each of their higher-ups knowing that before the Profound Heaven Temple fully opened, no one would be able to obtain any useful information.
When Profound Heaven Temple’s phantom image appeared, the World Energy of the entire Star Boundary began to gather towards the great hall at an extremely fast speed, causing a violent storm of energy to form in every corner of the Star Boundary.
As the days passed, the grand hall became clearer, becoming more solid. In contrast, the World Energy in the Star Boundary had greatly decreased.
It seemed that the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple was not without cost. It required the entire world’s Spiritual Energy as its foundation and Source Strength to reveal its true form.
The existence of the Profound Heaven Temple could no longer be concealed.
Although it was not a top-secret matter, only a small number of Pseudo Emperors knew about it, and most of them did not know about it. The information was only limited to a small group of people, so it would not cause too much of a stir.
But now, even the Profound Heaven Temple had been revealed. As long as one wasn’t blind, they would be able to see that it had opened at some point. In the various armies of the Star Boundary, the appearance of the Profound Heaven Temple and the struggle for the Great Dao were gradually revealed, combining it with the words “Heavenly Fate Transformation, Profound Heaven Present”.
Some of the more straightforward ones directly asked Li Wuyi if this was true, while others who were secretly planning to wait and see.
The matter of the Profound Heaven Temple couldn’t be kept under wraps any longer, so Li Wuyi simply gathered all the Pseudo Emperor Realm masters in the Star Boundary and told them about the struggle between the Profound Heaven Temple and the Great Dao.
Everyone was in an uproar and the hall was instantly filled with noise.
Li Wuyi smiled bitterly. The thing he was most worried about had come. Now that the matter of the Profound Heaven Temple had been exposed, the problem facing the Star Boundary was who could enter and who could stay behind to guard it.
If all of them were to enter the Profound Heaven Temple together, the armies of the Star Boundary would immediately fall into a state of disunity. The Demon Race’s Great Array had been activated, and the Demon Cave was constantly eating away at the Star Boundary’s territory. Without the support of a Pseudo Emperor, who would be able to resist the assault of the Demon Race’s army? It was likely that they wouldn’t even be able to preserve some of their territory.
However, in the face of the greatest opportunity and grand occasion since ancient times, which Pseudo Emperor would be willing to miss it? It wasn’t that the human heart was selfish, it was just that everyone had worked hard to cultivate to this day. How many times had they hovered between life and death, and how many times had they fought with others for the sake of today? Even if the righteousness of their race pressed down on them, it was still difficult to stop their determination and desire to pursue higher levels of martial dao.
No one could deprive them of this right, not even the Great Emperors.
If this matter wasn’t handled properly, everyone’s morale would definitely fall apart, and the current Star Boundary would not be able to endure any longer. However, Li Wuyi, who was able to remain calm and composed in the face of the Demon Race’s great army, didn’t know how to persuade the Pseudo Emperors in the hall.
After three to five days of arguing and expressing their opinions, there was no result.
It was unrealistic not to enter. The Profound Heaven Temple was right there, and judging from its speed of solidification, it wouldn’t be long before it fully formed. At that time, when the door to the temple opened, even if the Star Boundary's Pseudo Emperors wouldn’t enter, the Demon Race’s Half-Saint definitely wouldn’t be polite. If they obtained the acknowledgement of the world, what else is there for the Star Boundary?
For everyone to enter was also unrealistic. Fortunately, the Demon Race was also facing the same problem, but in comparison, their situation was slightly better and they didn’t have as many worries as the Star Boundary.
At this critical moment, Zhu Yan and Fu Zhun both appeared, their Dragon Prestige filling the hall, causing the hall to fall silent.
In the end, they had to rely on drawing lots to resolve this matter. There would always be people who could enter the Profound Heaven Temple, and there would always be people who would stay behind to guard it. Since no one wanted to miss out on this opportunity, they could only rely on their own luck.
According to the two Dragon Clan Elders, although this method was a bit stupid, it was still up to fate. If they couldn’t even draw a lot, it meant that Heaven’s Will wasn’t on their side, and even if they entered the Profound Heaven Temple, they wouldn’t have a good ending.
These words didn’t make any sense, but the deterrence of these two Dragon Race Elders was obvious. Since they had said so, who would dare resist?
After some planning, the final result was out.
A total of thirty Pseudo Emperors had obtained this honor and were able to enter when the Profound Heaven Temple opened. All of them were filled with joy and worry.
Even now, they had heard from Li Wuyi that during the Great Dao Competition, countless Pseudo Emperors had fallen, and in the end, perhaps only one-third of them had managed to leave the Profound Heaven Palace alive while the rest had died.
In other words, only ten of these thirty Pseudo Emperors who were qualified to enter would survive.
Turning to look at each other; among those who had survived, was it you or me?
Once this matter was settled, the thirty Pseudo Emperors immediately returned to their respective camps and went into secluded cultivation to await the arrival of that day. Although the remaining Pseudo Emperors were depressed, they could only resign themselves to fate. Under the gaze of Zhu Yan and Fu Zhun, anyone who dared to violate this rule would immediately be punished as an example.
At this critical moment, the two Dragon Clan Elders would not show any mercy.
Every day, the Demon Cave would rapidly expand outwards, eroding the Star Boundary’s land on a large scale. Every day, the Profound Heaven Temple would devour the World Energy at a terrifying speed, condensing its existence.
Day after day, the World Energy in the Star Boundary became weaker.
Although this weakening wasn’t permanent and would only take time to recover, it would take at least a few decades or even a hundred years!
Half a month after Yang Kai met Sheng Yuzhu, a buzzing sound rang out from the world. Yang Kai, who was in secluded meditation, seemed to sense something and opened his eyes, his figure flashing as he appeared outside.
Looking up into the sky, he saw a grand hall emitting thousands of light rays that illuminated the world. Even the thickest darkness couldn’t resist this light and was completely dispelled.
A buzzing sound came from the main hall.
Yang Kai’s blood began to boil uncontrollably, and he felt as if something was calling him to enter the hall.
Clutching his chest lightly, he knew that this was the will of the world surging from his body.
A look of surprise appeared on his face. The Profound Heaven Temple had actually opened at this time!
Sheng Yuzhu had said that within a month, the Profound Heaven Temple would open, but he hadn’t expected it to open in just half a month.
On top of that… Yang Kai frowned as he scanned his surroundings, clearly noticing that the World Energy had become much weaker. Although he had been in seclusion for some time now, he also knew what was happening outside, and he also knew about the quarrel between the many Pseudo Emperors in the Star Boundary about the qualifications to enter.
As soon as he sensed it, he understood that the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple had exhausted at least a hundred years of the Star Boundary's Spiritual Energy.
TO BE CONTINUED...