In the void, the Giant Spirit sat cross-legged, like a giant mountain, its large hands rubbing its belly, its face filled with worry, its two small sun-like eyes staring at the small figure in front of it with a look of longing.
Zhang Ruoxi’s scalp went numb from his stare. Although she knew that the Giant Spirit Race was innately kind and didn’t like to fight, facing such a powerful existence that could kill her at any moment, she didn’t feel safe.
She had followed Yang Kai’s instructions and waited here for half a year, but even now, Yang Kai had not appeared.
The Giant Spirit, on the other hand, had just woken up from a deep sleep and had a look of hunger on his face. She also knew that the Giant Spirit Race, unless it was eating or sleeping, would always look so hungry. This was their nature and no one could change it.
However, such a big fellow was staring at her with a hungry look on its face as it rubbed its belly. The invisible pressure it exuded made one feel like they were sitting on pins and needles.
From afar, there seemed to be a figure approaching.
Zhang Ruoxi’s eyes lit up as she stared towards that direction. A moment later, she said happily, “Mister is here.”
These words were directed towards the Giant Spirit, Ah Da, who didn’t respond, not knowing what this so-called Mister was, but still staring at her.
However, after a while, Ah Da suddenly showed a happy expression and turned his head to look in the direction Zhang Ruoxi was looking, obviously feeling something.
In the blink of an eye, Yang Kai appeared not far from the Giant Spirit, glanced at Zhang Ruoxi, and nodded slightly before turning to look at Ah Da with a smile, “Hungry?”
Ah Da nodded, “Hungry!”
Yang Kai shouted, “Open your mouth!”
Ah Da obediently listened, “Ah!” Opening his mouth wide, Ah Da swallowed a few chess pieces before closing his mouth in satisfaction and chewing them.
Yang Kai called out, “Ah Da, I’m going on a long trip, I don’t know when I’ll be back.”
Ah Da’s eyes narrowed as he ate, enjoying the food while responding vaguely.
“We’re friends, right?” Yang Kai asked again.
Ah Da didn’t respond, waiting for him to swallow the thing in his mouth before turning to look at Yang Kai as he say again, “We are friends!”
“Friends, friends!” Ah Da nodded.
“Since we’re friends, you must help me take care of my home when I leave. You can’t eat my home. If you eat it, I’ll be homeless.”
When Ah Da heard this, he couldn’t help furrowing his brow, putting on a difficult expression.
Yang Kai smiled, “If you really want to eat it, that’s fine, but you have to wait for me to come back. When I’m not here, you can’t eat it.”
Ah Da nodded happily, “I’ll wait for you!”
Yang Kai didn’t say anything more and casually tossed a few more chess pieces over, causing cracking sounds to ring out again.
Looking back at the half-moon shape world, Yang Kai took a deep breath and called out to Zhang Ruoxi, “Let’s go.”
Although he was extremely reluctant to leave, even though he wanted to go back and take a look, he still suppressed the desire in his heart. If everything went smoothly this time, he could naturally return to his home as soon as possible to save the Star Boundary. If things didn’t go well, it wouldn’t be too late to think of a way to save it. There would always be a chance to meet again in the future.
Although the Great Spirit Ah Da was eyeing the Star Boundary like a tiger eyeing its prey, before the entire Star Boundary truly died, he shouldn’t be in a hurry to act, and this time would be at least a thousand years.
After such a long time, Yang Kai didn’t believe he couldn’t find the World Tree.
Moreover, there was another benefit for Ah Da to guard this place. At the very least, the strength of the Giant Spirit Race was enough to deter some small fry. Even if some powerful master accidentally passed by this place, with Ah Da holding down the fort, it would be difficult for them to approach easily. In other words, Yang Kai didn’t need to worry about the safety of the Star Boundary.
The two of them traveled together.
Ruoxi was in a very good mood. Although she didn’t speak much along the way, she always had a smile on her face. Thinking back to how she had followed her Mister out of the Zhang Family in Maplewood City and faced all kinds of dangers without being able to fight back, it was her Mister who had protected her. She had never thought that one day she would be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with her Mister and help him resolve his troubles. At that time, her greatest wish was to be able to help her Mister in any way she could. She had been in seclusion for decades in the Blood Gate, and now she finally had the qualifications.
“Tell me about the Outer Universe,” Yang Kai suddenly said. Going on a trip to the Outer Universe, his future was uncertain, so the more information he had, the better.
Zhang Ruoxi’s expression became serious as she replied, “The ancestor’s memories are incomplete, so I don’t know everything.”
“It’s better than me being confused, knowing what to say,” Yang Kai chuckled.
Zhang Ruoxi immediately explained everything she knew.
The Star Boundary was a world, and there were countless existences like the Star Boundary. These worlds are called Inner Universe, and beyond these worlds was called Outer Universe.
Outer Universe was a vast and boundless world.
In this vast universe, various forces of various sizes were mixed together, each occupying a large or small piece of territory, all of them fighting against each other. Overall, the situation was quite chaotic, not much different from the original situation of the Star Boundary. It was just that the existences from the Outer Universe had more powerful forces, and those who could survive the Outer Universe were all masters who had condensed their Dao Seal. In other words, they were basically all Great Emperors.
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s heart sank. With his current strength, wouldn’t he be the weakest existence in the Outer Universe? If he really encountered an Open Heaven Stage master in the Outer Universe, he wouldn’t even be able to fight back.
Although the Great Demon God was also at the Open Heaven Stage at the time, he had just been reborn and the battlefield was in the Star Boundary. With the support of the entire Star Boundary, Yang Kai and the other Great Emperors were able to display strength far beyond their own.
Now that he no longer had the Star Boundary to rely on, Yang Kai knew that it was impossible for him to withstand three punches and two kicks from an Open Heaven Stage cultivator.
In the vast universe, in the areas that had already been developed, many of the treasured lands were occupied by powerful forces. These treasured lands, according to the resources and environment they produced, could be divided into 36 Cave Heavens and 72 Paradises. The forces that occupied these treasured lands were all extremely powerful existences, and the leaders of these forces were all Open Heaven Stage or even stronger.
“36 Cave Heavens and 72 Paradises?” Yang Kai’s eyes lit up as he listened, feeling as if a new door was slowly opening in front of him.
Zhang Ruoxi nodded and said, “These treasured lands are all famous, in the Outer Universe, strength is important, but it would be even better if you could have a piece of your own territory. Ancestor seemed to have come from a place called Langya Paradise.”
“Oh?” Yang Kai raised his brow, “If that’s the case, if it’s possible, can you return to your ancestry?”
Zhang Ruoxi smiled and said, “The Ancestor is the Ancestor, and I am myself. Moreover, this happened tens of thousands of years ago, so whether others recognize them or not is another matter. In addition, no one knows where Langya Paradise is now, and most of the Cave Heaven locations in the Outer Universe haven’t been completely unchanged. Unless one’s luck is extremely good, it will be very difficult to find it, so there’s no need to think about returning to the ancestors.” Saying so, Zhang Ruoxi’s face turned red as she glanced at Yang Kai, “I’m still willing to be with Mister.”
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and patted her little head, smiling, “If there’s a chance, if the other party is willing to accept you and not a bad person, then you should return to your family. You said that in the Outer Universe, it’s better to have your own force.”
Zhang Ruoxi pouted and changed the subject, “However, if Mister wants to condense the Five Elements' Gold Attribute in the future, perhaps you can go to a place called Golden Antelope Paradise.”
“What do you mean?” Yang Kai was confused.
Zhang Ruoxi explained, “Mister also knows that if you want to break through to the Open Heaven Stage, you need to condense the power of Yin-Yang Five Elements, and the first thing Mister condense is a Wood Element, which is from wood attribute power, next is fire attribute power, then earth attribute power. After earth attribute power, you need to condense gold attribute power. Since Mister has just entered Outer Universe, it won’t be easy for you to find a suitable Gold attribute artifact, but the Golden Antelope Paradise has a ready-made Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost. As long as you can pay the price, you can condense the power of gold elements.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai was stunned, “Does this Golden Antelope Paradise do business? Why does it feel like it’s a bit convenient?”
Zhang Ruoxi smiled and said, “72 Paradise, 36 Cave Heaven, most of them only allow their own family to enter and exit, but this Golden Antelope Paradise is an exception. It can be said that it is a business family, and the quality of the Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost in the Golden Antelope Paradise is not low. If one can use the condensed power of Yin-Yang Five Elements to achieve Open Heaven, as long as one’s other strength can keep up, their achievements will not be lower than a fifth-grade!”
Yang Kai nodded, “Fifth Grade is indeed not low.”
The Open Heaven Stage was not divided into First-Order, Second-Order, and Third-Order realms as carefully as the Emperor Realm. The Open Heaven Stage was not divided into grades, but there was a difference in grades. There were nine grades in total, First-Order for low, and Ninth-Order for high. The Yin-Yang Five Elements that were derived from these grades were also divided into nine grades.
For example, Yang Kai’s Eternal Tree was a ninth-grade material condensed from the power of the Wood Attribute. Its value was so high that even the masters of the Universe World would covet it.
According to Zhang Ruoxi, the Sharp Gold Yuan Qi in this Golden Antelope Paradise was at least a fifth-grade material.
The materials used to condense the Yin-Yang Five Elements were extremely important to a cultivator in the Open Heaven Stage, once a cultivator broke through to the Open Heaven Stage, their grade would be determined by the materials they chose to condense the Yin-Yang Five Elements. However, although it was basically fixed, it wasn’t impossible to increase one’s grade, but it was extremely difficult to increase one’s Open Heaven Stage grade.
Although the Golden Antelope Paradise was open and easy to enter, there was still a price to pay if one wanted to enter it. Only by paying a high price would one be allowed inside, and there was also a time limit. When the time came, regardless of whether one succeeded or not, they would be thrown out.
Relying on this Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost, Golden Antelope Paradise earned a lot.
TO BE CONTINUED...