The middle-aged woman’s expression was cold and stern, and she didn’t speak much. In addition, everyone had previously been suppressed by Du Rufeng’s might, so everyone was silent as they followed her, not daring to ask anything.
However, while Yang Kai was secretly observing, he discovered that the direction they were heading towards was the location of the giant fruit garden he had just seen from high up in the sky, and this middle-aged woman’s cultivation should be around the Emperor Realm, he couldn’t tell if she had condensed a Dao Seal or not.
Two hours later, a large number of houses appeared in front of them, surrounded by green mountains and clear waters. At first glance, it looked like a secluded village.
At the front of the village, there was a signboard with three large words written on it: House of Servants!
Yang Kai and the others looked at each other.
Although they came from different worlds, none of them were stupid enough to not understand the meaning of the word ‘servant’. They couldn’t help thinking to themselves, could it be that they had been brought to this Fire Spiritual Land by this so-called Venerable to become servants?
Standing at the front of the village, the woman took out a small bell and gently shook it. After her voice rang out, a thin, bamboo-like man flew out from the village. The man didn’t look very old, and the clothes he wore didn’t fit his body at all. The wide clothes he wore made him look quite comical.
Flying closer, the skinny man cupped his hands and said, “Senior Sister Yao.” His eyes swept over Yang Kai and the others before smiling lightly, “These people look a bit unfamiliar, I don’t think I’ve seen them before…”
The woman surnamed Yao coldly replied, “They were all brought back by the Venerable.”
The skinny man heard this and asked, “Has the Venerable returned?”
The woman surnamed Yao gently nodded and reached out to point at Yang Kai and the others before instructing, “I’ll leave these people to you. It’s rare to have so many new people here, if you still complain about not having enough people, you’ll have to think of a way yourself.”
“It’s enough, it’s enough!” The skinny man smiled happily, “Since Venerable has gone through so much trouble to find them, if I, Zhou Zheng, still can’t complete my mission, I’ll head over to see Venerable.”
The woman surnamed Yao coldly snorted, “Good luck!”
Saying so, she turned around and left.
Zhou Zheng called out from behind her, “Is Senior Sister Yao leaving already? Junior Brother has just obtained some good tea, does Senior Sister want to try some?”
There was no response at all.
After sending off the woman surnamed Yao with a smile, Zhou Zheng rubbed his hands together and looked at Yang Kai and the others with an excited expression before introducing himself with a smile, “My name is Zhou Zheng, I am the manager of this servant house. You may call me Manager Zhou!”
Everyone cupped their fists and said, “Greetings, Manager Zhou.”
Zhou Zheng nodded and said, “You’re quite lucky, tsk tsk, such good fortune.”
The burly man frowned and asked, “Where did this fortune come from?” Although he didn’t know what kind of fate they would face next, since they had been sent to the servants’ house as soon as they arrived, it was likely they wouldn’t have a good time in the future. In their respective worlds, they were all supreme masters, but now that they were being treated like this in the Outer Universe, everyone felt somewhat disappointed.
Zhou Zheng smiled, “Is this your first time in this Outer Universe world?”
“Then do you know about the Open Heaven Stage?”
“On the way back, Venerable once said some things.”
“That’s good,” Zhou Zheng smiled as if he was a thief who had stolen a fox, his hands clasped behind his back as he said, “If you want to reach the Open Heaven Stage, you need to condense a Small Universe in your body to open the Heaven and Earth, and if you want to condense a Small Universe, you need to condense the Yin-Yang Five Elements. Do you know why this Seven Skillful Land is called the Seven Skillful Land?”
Without waiting for a response, Zhou Zheng explained himself, “Because our Seven Skillful Land is made up of seven Spiritual Land. Right now, you are in the Fire Spiritual Land. In addition, there are also the Yin Spiritual Land, Yang Spiritual Land, Gold Spiritual Land, Wood Spiritual Land, Water Spiritual Land, and Earth Spiritual Land. In the entire Outer Universe world, existences like my Seven Skillful Land are also unique. It is impossible for any other force to gather all of these forces together.”
The dignified woman’s expression changed when she heard this, “Manager Zhou, doesn't this mean that the requirements for us to condense the Yin-Yang Five Elements will be met by the Seven Skillful Land?”
Zhou Zheng smiled and said, “That’s right. This way, you won’t have to wander around the outside world looking for resources to condense your strength. In other words, as long as you stay in the Seven Skillful Land for a long time, you will all have a chance to break through to the Open Heaven, but this opportunity is something the disciples of other forces can’t enjoy. Tell me, isn’t this your blessing?”
The Monster Race man was pleasantly surprised, “Is that so?”
Zhou Zheng chuckled lightly, “Why would I lie to you? You can ask the others later, this isn’t a secret.”
“That’s our good fortune!” The Monster Race man was overjoyed.
Asun blinked and asked, “Has Manager Zhou also reached the Open Heaven Stage?”
Hearing this, Zhou Zheng couldn’t help coughing, “I haven’t arrived yet, but it’s because I’m too lazy to cultivate. If I were to work harder, the Open Heaven Stage wouldn’t be a problem. In the future, when you cultivate, you can’t just sit around and do nothing, or else you’ll end up like me. Alright, let’s not waste any more time. In any case, there will be plenty of opportunities in the future, so come with me.” Turning around, he led the way.
Yang Kai and the others quickly followed.
Entering the village, Yang Kai saw many houses on both sides, each of which had traces of a barrier. Some of the doors were closed, some of the doors were open, and there were people standing in front of them, coldly observing Yang Kai and the others. The owners of these houses were Human Race and Monster Race, and their auras were basically all at the Emperor Realm, but there were some strong and some weak.
Not long after, a sweet voice came from the side, “Manager Zhou, is this a newcomer?”
Zhou Zheng turned around and smiled, “That’s right, the Venerable has returned with a few new people.”
Yang Kai and the others also turned to look at the source of the voice and saw a graceful figure leaning against the door frame in front of a house. The woman’s expression was lazy and her hair was a bit messy, as if she had just woken up. She crossed her arms in front of her chest and smiled sweetly, “Then we’ll have to work less in the future.”
She then called out to Yang Kai and the others, “This Elder Sister will be staying here. In the future, if there is anything you don’t understand, feel free to come find me. This Elder Sister loves teaching new people.” Saying so, he giggled, her voice pleasant to the ear, seemingly filled with endless charm.
Everyone didn’t know how to respond and pretended not to hear.
Walking forward, Zhou Zheng stopped in front of one of the closed doors and turned to look at Yang Kai and the others before pointing at the burly man and saying, “You can stay here from now on.”
Casually tossing him a jade token, he said, “This is the Restriction Token of this house. Refine it yourself. You have three days to rest. After three days, this manager will tell you what to do. For these three days, you don’t need to think about anything else, just rest well.”
The burly man nodded and took the jade token, circulating his strength to refine it.
Zhou Zheng continued to lead the others forward.
When it was time for the third house to be occupied, it was Yang Kai’s turn. Just like the previous two, Zhou Zheng handed him a Restriction Token and allowed him to refine it on his own before leaving with the rest.
Refining the Restriction Token wasn’t difficult. He didn’t know if anyone had lived in this house before, but in any case, there were no signs of the previous owner refining it.
Yang Kai only took an incense stick’s worth of time to completely refine the jade token before gently waving it in front of the house, opening the restriction and entering.
There wasn’t any unpleasant smell, and the interior of the house was quite simple. It was only a few dozen meters in radius and was divided into two floors. There was a table and chair on the lower floor, which seemed to be the place to receive guests. Walking up the stairs to the second floor, there was only a bed and a mattress, so it should be a place to rest.
There was a Formation set up inside the house, and Yang Kai could clearly feel that the World Energy was being drawn into the house by the Formation.
If such a place was placed in the Star Boundary, it would probably be a cultivation treasure land that everyone would fight over, but in this Seven Skillful Land’s Fire Spiritual Land, it was actually just a servant’s residence.
It was hard to imagine what kind of place these manager, disciples, and even Protector Venerable lived in.
Opening the restriction and isolating himself from the outside world, Yang Kai studied the various uses of the Restriction Token while considering his current situation.
Entering this Outer Universe world for the first time, it was a rare opportunity to be brought into the Seven Skillful Land, so it was not a bad thing. But now that he had entered and become a servant, he was speechless.
He still remembered that when he first entered the Martial Dao and joined High Heaven Pavilion, because of his poor cultivation progress, he was reduced to being a sweeper…
The current situation was quite similar to the past, but the only difference was that the power he currently possessed was far greater than what he had back then.
Now, he had the capital to resist.
However, this was their territory after all, and there was also an Open Heaven Stage master here. When there was no threat to his life, Yang Kai didn’t want to cause trouble, so he decided to take things one step at a time.
Moreover, in Yang Kai’s opinion, the good fortune Zhou Zheng had mentioned before was nothing more than a boast.
The others didn’t know the mysteries of breaking through to the Open Heaven Stage, but Yang Kai did. In order to break through to the Open Heaven Stage, one needed to condense the power of Yin-Yang Five Elements, which was not wrong. Zhang Ruoxi had also told him this, and he had already condensed his Wood Attribute, the highest level of Wood Attribute.
However, Zhou Zheng did not mention the most important thing, which is the grade!
Perhaps the Seven Skillful Land's Yin-Yang Five Elements was enough to satisfy a cultivator’s need to break through to the Open Heaven Stage, but its grade was definitely not high. Otherwise, wouldn’t there be many Open Heaven Stage masters in this Seven Skillful Land?
According to the information Yang Kai had gathered so far, there shouldn’t be too many Open Heaven Stage cultivators in the Seven Skillful Land, otherwise they wouldn’t have occupied such a territory and instead fought over the 72 Paradise and 36 Cave Heaven.
TO BE CONTINUED...