Therefore, even though Yang Kai’s killing intent was surging, he could only silently endure.
Arriving in front of Yang Yan, Yang Kai whispered, “What happened before?”
This desperate situation in front of him undoubtedly indicated that before he had arrived, the Human and Demon sides had experienced an unprecedented battle, and the reason for this battle was definitely related to the Great Dao opportunity.
“The Void Heavenly Cauldron is here!” Yang Yan pointed behind Yang Kai.
Looking back, Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed as he saw a giant ancient cauldron standing in the middle of the hall behind him, seemingly emerging from an ancient river of history.
Around the giant cauldron, there were countless strange patterns carved into it. At first glance, these patterns didn’t seem to be anything special, but upon closer inspection, one would discover that they all seemed to conform to the principles of the Great Dao…
Even though he had seen the huge projection of the Void Heavenly Cauldron from afar, when Yang Kai first saw it, he couldn’t help being startled, his attention seemingly drawn to the Void Heavenly Cauldron, causing him to have the impulse to study the mysteries contained within it.
At this moment, the Void Heavenly Cauldron was not completely empty. Inside the giant cauldron was a small tree, not very tall, only about ten meters in height, with lush green leaves and a fruit hanging from one of its branches. The fruit was the size of a fist and was crystal clear, flowing with an inexplicable variety of colors.
A strange fragrance lingered at the tip of his nose and rushed into his mind.
This fragrance was somewhat familiar; it was the same scent he had smelled on the way here. Yang Kai suddenly realized that the source of this fragrance was here.
“What is this?” Yang Kai’s brow wrinkled. The information he had obtained from Sheng Yuzhu was only about the existence of the Void Heavenly Cauldron, but at this moment, there was a small tree inside the Void Heavenly Cauldron with a fruit hanging from it…
Turning his head to look at Sheng Yuzhu, the latter slowly shook her head, indicating that she did not know either.
He didn’t know if she really didn’t know, but at this moment, Yang Kai had a faint feeling that the key to becoming a Great Emperor wasn’t the Void Heavenly Cauldron, but the fruit on this small tree inside the Void Heavenly Cauldron!
Yang Yan explained a bit.
It turned out that after parting ways with Yang Kai, the three of them had rushed all the way here. However, after arriving here, they discovered that everyone had gathered here, so naturally there was nothing to say to each other.
More and more people fell, and as the number of people who fell increased, a small tree gradually grew from the Profound Heavenly Cauldron, and a fruit gradually grew from it.
The number of people who had died on both sides was simply too great, and the remaining people were all injured. The pain and death caused both sides to gradually calm down. Before Yang Kai arrived, the Human and Demon sides were confronting each other.
“This is the Source Heavenly Fruit!” Jia Long’s voice came from the opposite side. Yang Kai looked up and saw Jia Long staring at the only fruit on the small tree with a look of infatuation. As he spoke, he couldn’t help licking his lips, “Whoever can obtain the Source Heavenly Fruit and refine it will be able to seize that Great Dao opportunity.” Glancing sideways at Yang Kai, he asked provocatively, “Do you want it?”
“Source Heavenly Fruit?” Yang Kai raised his brow, “Did Can Ye tell you?”
It had to be said that in terms of obtaining information from this Great Dao struggle, the Star Boundary was at an absolute disadvantage. Many Great Emperors were trapped in an unknown space, unable to escape. On the other hand, the Demon Race’s Can Ye had been able to guide them in advance, allowing the Demon Race’s Half-Saint to know what their goal was.
“For many generations, all those who entered this World Secret Realm have been Pseudo Emperors. Which one of these people isn’t someone who has obtained the blessings of Heaven and Earth?” Jia Long didn’t answer Yang Kai’s question and instead continued, “Forget about your Star Boudnary’s Pseudo Emperors, even if we were Demon Territory Half Saints, which one of us isn’t like this?”
Even if they were enemies, Yang Kai couldn’t refute Jia Long’s words.
Those who were able to cultivate to the Half-Saint and Pseudo Emperor Realm were all people with great destiny, and all of them had lived a wonderful life. Taking himself as an example, he had obtained many opportunities along his path of cultivation, and if he didn’t have those opportunities, how could he have reached this point?
In this world, there were always some people who were extremely lucky and managed to survive after falling off a cliff. On the contrary, after obtaining the wealth left behind by the ancient ancestors, they were able to cultivate a Divine Ability and escape with a single move, allowing them to soar to the nine heavens.
All of the Pseudo Emperors and Half-Saints standing here had obtained their own opportunities.
“The Source Heavenly Fruit in this World’s Secret Realm is formed from this kind of karmic luck and good fortune. If it weren’t for that kind of karmic luck and good fortune, this fruit wouldn’t have appeared,” Jia Long looked at Yang Kai indifferently, a playful smile appearing on his face.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before frowning and saying, “You mean that this World Secret Realm seized the destiny and fortune of those who died and produced this Source Heavenly Fruit?”
“More or less!” Jia Long’s expression became solemn, “That’s why in every Great Dao competition, more than half of the participants die. If they don’t die, how can this fruit appear? Only when most people die and the world’s destiny on these dead people is returned to this world will the Source Heavenly Fruit be born. The total amount of the world’s destiny is limited!”
The reason why there was only one Source Heavenly Fruit this time was because only one Great Emperor was allowed to be born in this world. If the World Bottle still had a capacity, the small tree would have produced more than one Source Heavenly Fruit.
“In other words, if I were to consume this Source Heavenly Fruit, it would be equivalent to seizing the destiny and fortune of those who died.”
Yang Kai’s heart trembled slightly. With so many Pseudo Emperor and Half Saint's luck and good fortune added to his body, it was no wonder the Source Heavenly Fruit had such miraculous effects.
“Naturally,” Jia Long said solemnly, “Moreover, this time’s struggle for the Great Dao is different from the past. This time, our Demon Race will participate!”
Yang Kai’s expression became solemn, “This is a lot of good fortune from the two Universe World.”
Jia Long’s arms shook as a crazed look appeared on his face, “This Source Heavenly Fruit is far more powerful than any other Source Heavenly Fruit in the past. Whoever obtains it may be able to stand above all Great Emperors and Demon Saints in the future!”
Yang Kai took a deep breath, “So that’s how it is.” Then he grinned, “It seems that not many people have died this time.”
Jia Long also smiled, “Of course, the fruit hasn’t ripened yet.”
At this moment, although the Source Heavenly Fruit on the small tree was emitting an alluring fragrance and flowing with a brilliant light, anyone with a discerning eye could tell that the Source Heavenly Fruit had not fully matured yet. There was also an invisible barrier around the Void Heavenly Cauldron, preventing anyone from trying to snatch it.
However, the fruit had already grown to such an extent, so even if it had not fully matured, it would soon.
Jia Long suddenly raised three fingers and said in a low voice, “Three, at most three more death and the Source Heavenly Fruit will be ripe!”
Yang Kai stroked his chin and nodded, “In other words, as long as I kill the three of you, I’ll succeed.”
Jia Long grinned, “Where did you get such confidence from? We have the advantage in numbers.”
Yang Kai looked at him and said, “If you really have such a big advantage, why are you wasting your breath on me? All of you are injured, and with my peak strength, it’s hard to say who will be the one to suffer if we fight.”
Jia Long said, “So, I have a proposal.”
“In three one-on-one battles, victory and defeat will be decided by life and death. No one is allowed to interfere, life and death will be decided by fate. After these three battles, the Source Heavenly Fruit will ripen, and everyone will use their own methods.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai frowned and swept his eyes over the Demon Race Half-Saints behind Jia Long, faintly feeling that these Half-Saints’ injuries were more serious than he had imagined. If not for this, with the advantage in numbers, why would Jia Long make such a proposal?
However… when he turned to look at the Star Boundary’s side, the situation was not any better.
Jia Long said, “If this battle continues, no one will be able to stop it. This time, whether it is your Star Boundary or our Demon Territory, the losses are already great, so this King is willing to pay the smallest price to obtain the greatest benefits. What do you think?”
On the Demon Territory’s side, with Jia Long as the leader, none of the other Half Saints would object to his decision.
Since the Star Boundary didn’t have a leader, Yang Kai naturally wouldn’t rashly agree on behalf of others. After pondering for a moment, he said, “We need to discuss this.”
Jia Long stretched out his hand, turned around, and continued staring at the Source Heavenly Fruit, unable to conceal the greed in his eyes.
There was no way he wouldn’t be greedy. As long as he could obtain this Source Heavenly Fruit and consume it, he would instantly become a Demon Saint. What kind of supreme glory would that be? Moreover, just as he had said before, this Source Heavenly Fruit was different from all the other Source Heavenly Fruits he had encountered in the past. It was a fruit that contained the many fortunes of two Universe World. If he were to consume it, no one knew what kind of miraculous effects it would have.
Yang Kai turned around and looked at the numerous Pseudo Emperors in the Star Boundary. At this moment, there were only twelve of them left, including himself.
One had to know that when entering the Profound Heaven Temple’s Secret Realm, there were a total of thirty people.
In just a short month, eighteen Pseudo Emperors had fallen here and turned into nutrients for the Source Heavenly Fruit’s birth and maturity. The Gan Li who had been following him all this time had also disappeared, so his fate was most likely miserable.
Yang Kai’s eyes couldn’t help showing a trace of pain as he gently took a deep breath and said, “I’m sure all of you have heard what that guy said. What are your thoughts?”
Yang Yan frowned, “You believe him?”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before replying, “I believe that part of the Source Heavenly Fruit. Now that things have reached this point, even if he lied, it would be useless. Moreover, I feel that this fruit is the key to becoming a Great Emperor. As for the rest…” Yang Kai slowly shook his head.
Bing Yun said, “The information about the Source Heavenly Fruit really isn’t fake. When we came here, the Void Heavenly Cauldron didn’t have that fruit tree, but as more people died, the fruit slowly appeared.”
Someone else said, “If that’s the case, there’s no harm in agreeing to his proposal. No matter what, it won’t be detrimental to us. On the contrary, it’ll be their side that suffers.”
“It’s just three battles, so we need to carefully consider who will be participating.”
TO BE CONTINUED...