Sweeping his gaze around the giant cauldron, Li Wuyi was disappointed to find that he was unable to find a new title.
Was this… a failure? With Li Wuyi’s calm temperament, he was still able to remain calm in the face of a Demon Saint. At this moment, he couldn’t help staggering as his face paled.
Many of the Army Commanders around him were also discussing amongst themselves, their hearts filled with anxiety…
A light sound rang out and a jade slip appeared in front of Li Wuyi. Li Wuyi’s expression brightened as he grabbed it, his mind immersed in it. After a moment of shock, a smile appeared on his face.
At first, the smile on his face wasn’t very obvious, but soon it became wider, and his laughter shook the world.
Numerous pairs of eyes turned towards Li Wuyi and the jade slip in his hand. From this jade slip, they could feel Yang Yan’s aura.
In other words, this jade slip was sent by Yang Yan, and Yang Yan was also one of the candidates who had participated in the Great Dao Struggle. For her to send a message at this time meant that the Great Dao Struggle had indeed ended, and judging from the joy on Li Wuyi’s face and his carefree laughter…
Everyone’s spirits were lifted as the anxiety in their hearts was replaced by a great sense of surprise. Although they had some guesses in their hearts, without Li Wuyi’s confirmation, they didn’t dare to be too certain, lest the truth be false. The greater the hope, the greater the disappointment.
“Army's General Sir, could it be that this Great Dao opportunity has finally fallen into the hands of my Star Boundary?” An old man with beard trembled as he couldn’t suppress the excitement in his heart, his withered face actually showing an abnormal red color.
“Army's General Sir, how is the situation? It’s not too late to say something before laughing.”
Li Wuyi, on the other hand, was laughing so hard that tears were streaming down his face, causing everyone present to be speechless. From the time they had known him until now, no one had ever seen him lose his composure like this.
The pressure he had been under recently was simply too great. As the Star Boundary Army's General, he didn’t dare say he was responsible for the survival of the Star Boundary, but any decision he made was related to the future of billions of living beings and the continuation of a single race. All he could do was stall for time as much as possible to preserve the Star Boundary’s strength for the future.
For this reason, he didn’t hesitate to give up the opportunity to enter the Profound Heaven Temple and participate in the struggle for the Great Dao, giving up his lifelong pursuit.
But now, this glimmer of hope had finally appeared, and his tense mind had relaxed greatly.
After a long time, Li Wuyi withdrew his smile and swept his eyes across the faces of all the Pseudo Emperors before saying in a low voice, “This Great Dao opportunity was obtained by my Star Boundary!”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone’s breathing quickened. Although they had already guessed this before, they didn’t dare believe it until Li Wuyi personally admitted it.
“Who is it!?” The old man asked in a trembling voice. After all, this was the key to becoming a Great Emperor, and the person who had seized a Great Dao opportunity was likely the future Star Boundary Great Emperor, so how could he not ask?
“Yang Kai!” Li Wuyi replied with a smile.
A series of exclamations rang out and everyone couldn’t help glancing at each other. Although Yang Kai’s return from the Demon Territory this time was astonishing, no one had expected him to be the chosen one.
After all, his cultivation level was still there.
Previously, when Li Wuyi had given Yang Kai his spot, many people had felt uncomfortable. Although the path of martial dao didn’t require seniority, Yang Kai’s cultivation was low, and his qualifications were shallow. Even if Li Wuyi really wanted to give up his spot, it would never be his turn to enter the Profound Heaven Temple.
Before this, everyone felt that Yang Kai entering the Profound Heaven Temple was a complete waste. If his cultivation wasn’t even at the Pseudo Emperor Realm, what could he do there? Would he just come out as a bystander?
So when Li Wuyi said the word Yang Kai, no one had expected that the final result of the Great Dao struggle would actually be like this, allowing a fellow who hadn’t even reached the Pseudo Emperor Realm to take the lead! For a time, everyone couldn’t help feeling a bit dazed. Thinking back to Li Wuyi’s decision at that time, they all felt a sense of foresight.
On the other hand, Li Wuyi’s face was also filled with pride as he stood up to the opinion of the crowd and allowed Yang Kai to obtain a precious spot to enter the Profound Heaven Temple. He had suffered a lot of pressure, and if it weren’t for him being the Army's General, he would have long been questioned. Fortunately, Yang Kai didn’t disappoint him.
“Is it really Yang Kai?” Someone asked in disbelief.
“What is the specific situation?”
“How many casualties has my Star Boundary suffered?”
One question after another flew out of their mouths as everyone stared at Li Wuyi eagerly.
Before Li Wuyi could answer, a series of swishing sounds rang out as a number of figures suddenly appeared beside Li Wuyi. Everyone’s eyes couldn’t help narrowing when they saw these figures, all of whom were chosen to enter the Profound Heaven Temple this time. However, at this moment, all of them were injured, and almost none of them were unharmed. Those who were seriously injured even had weak auras and were covered in blood.
There were only about ten people here!
Yang Yan was the leader, and as soon as she appeared, she felt many pairs of fiery eyes staring at her. Quickly understanding what was happening, she smiled and cupped her fists towards Li Wuyi, “I didn’t disappoint you!”
As soon as she left the Profound Heaven Temple, she immediately sent a message to Li Wuyi to inform him of the results of the Great Dao’s struggle before activating the Space Spirit Bead and arriving here.
Li Wuyi nodded, “Thank you for your hard work!” Looking at the people behind her, a trace of sadness flashed across his face as he cupped his hands and said, “Everyone, thank you for your hard work!”
Everyone returned the greeting!
Li Wuyi looked at Yang Yan and asked, “Is this everyone?”
Although he had control over everyone’s Life Lamps and could tell how many people had died in the Profound Heaven Temple from the flickering of those Life Lamps, how could he not be willing to ask?
Yang Yan nodded sadly, “There is also Bing Yun. In Yang Kai’s Mysterious Small World, she will come out with him.”
Li Wuyi let out a long sigh, “In the struggle for the Great Dao, only one-third survived, haha, the Heavenly Law is ruthless!”
The group of Pseudo Emperors who had remained in the Star Boundary all had pale complexions. After the end of this Great Dao competition, only about ten of them had returned. Even if Yang Kai and Bing Yun were included, there were only a dozen or so, but about thirty people had entered previously.
In just a little over a month, the casualties in the Star Boundary had actually been so heavy. In all these years, the struggle between the two worlds had never caused so many casualties among the Star Boundary's Pseudo Emperors.
Moreover, among the ten who had returned, there was one who was extremely concerned.
Li Wuyi stared at Tian Yan for a moment before asking in surprise, “Fire Monarch?” From the looks of it, this Fire Monarch from the Demon Heavenly Dao wasn’t a captive, but he had strangely appeared together with the Star Boundary’s Pseudo Emperors and was even living together peacefully. It seemed like something had happened in the Profound Heaven Temple.
Yang Yan said, “This is Sir Tian Yan. At the last moment of the Great Dao struggle, it was all thanks to him that the Demon Race’s plans fell through, allowing Yang Kai to seize the first opportunity.”
Li Wuyi’s expression changed slightly, but he didn’t ask any further and instead asked, “How are the losses on the Demon Race’s side?”
Yang Yan smiled bitterly, “They aren’t any better than us. There are no more than fifteen of them alive.”
A sharp intake of breath rang out. The Demon Race had forty Half-Saints, but in the end, less than fifteen of them had survived. The casualty ratio was basically the same as the Star Boundary’s. Looking at it this way, the losses suffered by the Star Boundary were not unacceptable.
After that, under everyone’s questioning, Yang Yan and the others briefly explained their experiences in the Profound Heaven Temple.
The wonders of the World Secret Realm made everyone yearn for it, but the dangers that were brewing everywhere, as well as the life or death struggle at the last moment, made everyone feel a lingering fear.
They couldn’t help thinking that if they had entered the Profound Heaven Temple back then, would they be among the survivors?
After learning that Tian Yan had plotted against Jia Long at the last moment, causing Jia Long’s efforts to fall short, everyone’s expression became much gentler.
At this time, Wen Zishan also stepped forward to testify about Tian Yan’s background, causing everyone to admire him even more.
It had to be known that the Demon Heavenly Dao was a force that Can Ye had founded. Tian Yan was able to successfully infiltrate it and become one of the Four Great Monarch Envoys without being seen through. He had even waited until the time of the Great Dao’s struggle to deliver a fatal blow to the Demon Race. It could be said that he had put in a lot of effort.
Even Li Wuyi couldn’t achieve such a feat.
“Yang Kai swallowed the Source Heavenly Fruit and said he might be staying in the Profound Heaven Temple for a while,” Yang Yan added.
Li Wuyi nodded and said, “Gathering the good fortune of dozens of Half-Saints and Pseudo Emperors from the Star Boundary’s Demon Territory is no easy task.”
Pondering for a moment, he said, “All of you go rest. Before Yang Kai leave the retreat, there may be a tough battle to fight.”
Yang Yan and the others quickly left, participating in a Great Dao struggle. Although they had gained a lot, they really needed to rest.
Li Wuyi’s high-spirited voice rang out, “Relay my orders, each army must gather their forces and evacuate from Spirit Beast Island, heading towards North Region… High Heaven Palace!”
That place would be the last pure land of the Star Boundary! If High Heaven Palace was lost, the Star Boundary would soon be destroyed.
Many of the Army Commanders received their orders and quickly assembled on Spirit Beast Island.
The Space Array continued to revolve as rays of light flashed.
After three whole days, when Li Wuyi left Spirit Beast Island, the entire island was empty. Mo Xiaoqi’s eyes were red and swollen as she stared at the home she had been living in since she was a child and asked, “Uncle Li, will we come back?”
Li Wuyi patted her head, “We’ll definitely come back!”
With a flash of light, Li Wuyi and Mo Xiaoqi’s figures also disappeared from the Space Array. A moment later, the Space Array cracked and shattered.
Two days later, the Southern Domain fell.
The entire Southern Domain had been corroded by the Demon Land, and wherever the Demon Land covered, flowers and trees would wither and die, as if even the vitality of this world had been snatched away.
Another four days later, the eastern region fell.
On the day the Eastern Region fell, Yang Xiao was ordered to quietly return to Dragon Island and observe the changes in the small world where Dragon Island was located. He quickly reported that the small world where the Dragon Island was located was not spared, and the Demon Land had invaded the Dragon Island through the Void Corridor. The originally beautiful mountains and clear waters had instantly become deathly silent.
TO BE CONTINUED...