Bing Yun, Yang Yan, and Gan Li were all injured, but compared to Yang Kai, their conditions were much better. They were only minor injuries and could be healed after a while.
After each of them checked themselves and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with them, they all breathed a sigh of relief.
Yang Kai searched the battlefield below for a while before flying back with a gloomy expression.
“What’s wrong?” Yang Yan frowned.
Yang Kai casually tossed a Space Ring to Yang Yan and said, “Another one has fallen.”
Yang Yan took the Space Ring and probed it with her Divine Sense, a hint of sadness appearing on her face. This Space Ring was not refined from the Demon Territory, but rather from the Star Boundary. The treasures inside were also from the Star Boundary, so it was obviously not something from a Demon Race Half-Saint.
Since Yang Kai was able to obtain this artifact from a Demon Race Half-Saint, it meant that the original owner of this ring had fallen, and the culprit was undoubtedly the two Demon Race Half-Saints they had just killed.
In fact, this was not the first batch of Half Saints they had killed, nor was it the first Space Ring they had found that belonged to a Star Boundary's Pseudo Emperor.
Since hiding Yang Yan and Bing Yun in the Mysterious Small World that day, Yang Kai had been fishing for fish in the Profound Heaven Temple. Over the past ten days, there had been a total of three great battles, and together with the two just now, he had killed four Demon Race Half-Saints.
However, on these four Demon Race Half-Saints’ corpses, he had also found three Space Rings belonging to Star Boundary’s Pseudo Emperors.
Ordinarily, it was impossible for a Half-Saint or Pseudo Emperor to die so easily. When the Demon Saint and Great Emperor did not appear in the world, they were invincible existences, the rulers of the Star Boundary and Demon Territory.
However, the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple had caused all of these overlords to gather together, so casualties were inevitable.
“This aura…” Yang Yan wore a thoughtful expression as she carefully examined the aura left behind on the Space Ring. After a long time, she let out a long sigh, “If I’m not mistaken, it should be Wei Wufa of the Jia Mao Army.”
Gan Li’s expression changed, “He also died?”
Yang Yan nodded solemnly and put away the Space Ring, “Wei Wufa still has his disciples, I’ll return the Space Ring to them later. I hope they will rise again one day.”
“Brother Wei, he… he still has the Army Commander Token on him, how could he have died so easily?” Gan Li’s expression was aghast.
Each of the Army Commanders had a Commander’s Token, and each of them had a Great Emperor’s attack sealed within it. Yang Kai had one before, but it had been consumed during the battle with the Wind Monarch in the Passing of Time Temple. Later, when the Great Emperors disappeared, no one could refine another one for him.
Some of the Commander Tokens of the various Commanders had been used before, while others were still intact. Wei Wufa’s Commander Token was the latter.
Logically speaking, if Wei Wufa had encountered any kind of danger, as long as he activated the Commander’s Token, he should have been able to avoid it. However, the fact that his Space Ring had fallen into the hands of a Half-Saint proved everything.
Hearing this, Yang Kai said, “There are many invisible restriction in the Profound Heaven Temple, so I don’t think a Great Emperor’s power can be used here.” This was the only reasonable explanation.
Gan Li’s face couldn’t help becoming a bit pale. He also had a Commander’s Token, and he had originally thought that with such a trump card, he would be able to relax, but Wei Wufa’s death had undoubtedly given him a warning. If he really relied on the Great Emperor’s Divine Ability in the Commander’s Token, he would probably die without even knowing how.
Moreover, Wei Wufa was an old acquaintance of his, and his strength wasn’t weak. If it was a one-on-one fight, Gan Li wasn’t confident he could win. Of course, a life and death battle was a different story. Everyone had their own trump cards, and until that moment, no one knew who would win or lose.
However, Wei Wufa’s death had undoubtedly impacted him greatly. Ever since he entered the Profound Heaven Temple, he had never encountered anyone else, nor had he ever fought a battle. It wasn’t until he accidentally fell into the World Killing Array and was rescued by Yang Kai that he had remained in the Mysterious Small World, cooperating with Yang Kai, Bing Yun, and Yang Yan to kill their enemies. In the three great battles, he had obtained complete victory, and his side had paid an almost negligible price to kill four Half-Saints. It could be said that it had been extremely smooth sailing.
He had never imagined that Wei Wufa would die so mysteriously. On the first night before he entered the Profound Heaven Temple, he had chatted with Wei Wufa for a night while thinking about the many opportunities in the Profound Heaven Temple. He couldn’t help feeling a little afraid. If he hadn’t accompanied Yang Kai and the others, perhaps he would have been the next Wei Wufa.
Now that his good friend had died, the joy of killing two Half-Saints from before was greatly dampened, and he couldn’t help feeling a sense of sorrow. In this Great Dao Competition, Pseudo Emperors and Half-Saint masters were nothing more than stepping stones for others to climb up, but was he really someone who was just stepping stones?
“With one Blood Demon and one Feather Demon working together, not many people can resist them on their own,” Yang Kai wiped away the blood on his body and didn’t bother changing his clothes. His clothes were tattered and he looked extremely miserable.
“Aren’t you going to heal?” Yang Yan asked.
“I’m afraid there’s no time to heal,” Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “I have a feeling that the secrets of the Profound Heaven Temple will soon be revealed, and the key to becoming a Great Emperor will gradually become clear. At that time, it will be a life and death struggle, and before that, it’s more important to eliminate as many Demon Race Half Saints as possible.”
It had been almost a month since the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple. Although this time was nothing to all Half-Saint and Pseudo Emperors, to the entire Star Boundary, it was a pressing matter. This time, the opening of the Profound Heaven Temple was a way for the Star Boundary to sense a trace of danger and protect itself. The world hoped that a Great Emperor-level master would emerge from the Profound Heaven Temple and restore order to the world.
In the Star Boundary, the Demon Land was constantly encroaching on the Star Boundary’s territory. If the struggle within the Profound Heaven Temple continued for too long, even if a Great Emperor was born, it would be impossible to reverse the situation.
So no matter what, this Great Dao struggle was likely to end in a very short time. As for whether it was the Demon Race or the Human Race who would have the last laugh, that would depend on their own ability.
Yang Yan might not care about what others said, but Yang Kai possessed the World Will, so perhaps he really did sense something.
“Then let’s continue. I hope there are more fish that take the bait.”
After more than ten days of hard work, they had only encountered three waves of Demon Race Half-Saints. As for the Star Boundary’s Pseudo Emperors, they had not encountered a single one. The size of the Profound Heaven Temple was simply too large.
Yang Kai didn’t know how many Half-Saints he would be able to kill before the Throne of the Great Emperor was revealed, but no matter what, he could only continue. The death of any Half-Saint was enough to cause the strength of the Human and Demon Race to deviate greatly, and perhaps at that critical moment, it would be a decisive victory.
After putting Yang Yan and the others back into the Mysterious Small World, Yang Kai set out alone.
For several days, he did not gain anything, but his injuries from the previous battle gradually improved.
Yang Kai’s heart was filled with anxiety, his Divine Sense constantly scanning his surroundings, hoping for some kind of pleasant surprise.
Another five days passed by in a flash. At one point, Yang Kai, who was speeding along, suddenly stopped and frowned.
Faintly, he seemed to have noticed something, but when he carefully examined it, he was unable to discover anything. This was not his Divine Sense detecting something, but another kind of spiritual perception.
Taking a deep breath, Yang Kai closed his eyes and discarded all distracting thoughts before following his heart.
This stop lasted for two hours.
Inside the Mysterious Small World, Yang Yan stared at the projection in the sky and frowned. Standing beside her were Bing Yun and Gan Li, both of whom wore puzzled looks on their faces. Although the three of them had always been in the Mysterious Small World, they weren’t completely ignorant of the outside world.
Yang Kai was constantly projecting his surroundings into the Mysterious Small World, making it easier for them to observe the situation, so they knew exactly what was happening outside.
“What is he doing?” Bing Yun was puzzled.
“Perhaps he sensed something,” Yang Yan recalled what Yang Kai had said a few days ago.
“Is the key to the struggle for the Great Dao about to be revealed?” Gan Li’s expression also changed. If that was the case, he would have to consider parting ways with Yang Kai and the others. Although it would be much safer to travel together, for the sake of the Great Emperor position, he could only take a risk.
Suddenly, Yang Kai opened his eyes and smiled as he stared towards a certain direction, “This way!”
As he spoke, his figure flickered and he shot forward.
Inside the Mysterious Small World, the three’s expressions all shook as they paid close attention to the outside world.
The further Yang Kai flew, the more obvious the vague sensation became. He immediately understood that his previous perception was correct. The key to becoming a Great Emperor was that location, but it had yet to be completely revealed, and he had relied on the World Will to sense it.
From this point alone, he had already gained a slight advantage. If he could find the key point before everyone could react, perhaps he would be able to put an end to this Great Dao struggle.
After flying for half a day, Yang Kai frowned and turned his head in a certain direction.
For the past few days, he had not encountered a single Half-Saint or a single Pseudo Emperor, but now, two powerful auras had entered his perception range, and from the characteristics of these auras, it was clear they were two Pseudo Emperors.
After taking a closer look, Yang Kai frowned, “It’s this guy!”
The aura he recognized was that of Cang Mo. He didn’t know who this guy was with, but judging from the fluctuations of his aura, the situation didn’t look good.
A moment later, Cang Mo also noticed Yang Kai’s aura and changed directions, leading his companions towards Yang Kai.
At the same time, a few other auras followed close behind.
Yang Kai’s face sank as he grit his teeth and said, “Disaster has shifted, despicable!”
He was able to identify Cang Mo’s aura, so Cang Mo was no stranger to his aura. Even though he knew he was only a High-Rank Demon King, when he was being chased by the Demon Race’s Half Saints, he still chose to flee towards Yang Kai, obviously not with good intentions.
TO BE CONTINUED...