The two of them immediately began to work around the fruit tree. Old Fang didn’t hesitate to use a Secret Technique, causing his entire body’s strength to fluctuate as a white light floated out from his fingertips. Under his control, this light slowly swam through every corner of the fruit tree.
After two or four hours, he still didn’t find any problems.
Old Fang’s forehead was covered in sweat as he muttered, “There is nothing bad, why can’t I find it? Brother, did something happen while you were taking care of it?”
Yang Kai stood to the side with his arms crossed and Great General Si Chen on top of his head. Hearing this, he shook his head, “Impossible, if there really is a problem with my daily care, it wouldn’t be a problem with this fruit tree, but with my thirty fruit trees.”
“You’re right,” Old Fang also felt that his guess was a bit nonsensical. Although Yang Kai had only been here for a short time, he had already learned how to take care of the fruit trees. Moreover, even if there is a problem with Yang Kai, could it be that the previous three masters all had problems?
“Since there’s no problem with the fruit tree, the problem lies with this piece of land,” Old Fang frowned and said, “Don’t be discouraged, continue searching, we must find it.”
After another round of hard work, the two of them nearly flipped over this piece of land. If it weren’t for the fact that they were worried about the fruit trees planted on top of it being damaged, they really would have done so.
However, no matter how he tried, he couldn’t find the root of the problem. Old Fang’s pressure was like a mountain as he continued to nag at the side, as if he was the one who was facing a great catastrophe instead of Yang Kai.
Some people came to Old Fang to sell Jade Fire Silkworms, but Old Fang was not in the mood to receive them.
Something big was about to happen to Yang Kai. Without Yang Kai, no matter how many Jade Fire Silkworms he collected, they wouldn’t be able to form the Open Heaven Pill.
“Old Fang, you go do your work first, let me think about it alone,” Yang Kai couldn’t stand his noisy chatter and took the opportunity to dismiss him.
Old Fang nodded, and before he left, he comforted Yang Kai, “Don’t worry, there’s always a way out. I’ll call for Miss Die You later, I don’t believe we can't find the problem.”
He led the group towards his own fruit garden.
As soon as Old Fang left, Yang Kai’s ears became a lot quieter. Staring at the problematic fruit tree, Yang Kai carefully recalled all the little things he had taken care of over the past two months, making sure he hadn’t overlooked anything.
Turning his head to look around to make sure no one was around, Yang Kai stretched out his palm and placed it on the trunk of the fruit tree, quietly activating his Dao Seal and activating his Wood Element.
Since Die You reminded him last time, he had been using his Wood Element to nourish the fruit trees every now and then. Of course, the three saplings were not among them, mainly because he was afraid they would grow too quickly and arouse suspicion. With the nourishment of his Wood Element, the rest of the fruit trees had grown quite well.
Now that there was a problem with one of them, Yang Kai wanted to see if his Wood Element energy could resolve it. After all, this was the Wood Element energy condensed from the essence of the Eternal Tree. Although it couldn’t revive the dead, it should at least have some kind of effect, right? At the very least, it could delay the death of this tree and give Yang Kai more time to investigate its roots.
This was his original plan.
When Yang Kai poured his Wood Element power into the fruit tree in front of him, the color of the fruit and leaf seemed to have improved, but at the same time, Yang Kai also noticed something else.
From beneath the ground, a scorching hot energy surged out uncontrollably and rushed into the fruit tree in front of him. The scorching hot energy spread out and the fruit tree, which had just recovered, once again returned to its original state.
“Hm?” Yang Kai raised his brow, obviously surprised.
He also knew that the burning power coming from underground was the power of the Fire Element. The entire fruit garden was located above a huge Fire Spiritual Land, and when he was tending to the fruit trees, he had used his token to guide the power of the Fire Element underground to nourish the Fire Spirit Fruit Tree, but he had to control this power well.
Normally, if he didn’t use his token to activate the restriction, it would be impossible for the Fire Element energy to rush out.
However, the truth was that he was not the one who had drawn out this scorching power.
Yang Kai’s mind shook as he vaguely felt that he had found the root of this problem, but he couldn’t figure out why.
After carefully experimenting a few more times, he discovered that every time he poured his Wood Element power into the fruit tree, a wave of Fire Element Spiritual Force would surge out from the ground, and this wave of Fire Element Spiritual Force was even hotter and richer than the ones he usually drew out.
Although the Fire Spirit Fruit Tree required this kind of energy, it was too much. If it absorbed too much of this energy, it would be a burden to the tree itself.
Before this, Yang Kai hadn’t been able to discover it because every time he used his Wood Element power, he had never touched the fruit tree. This time, in order to find out the reason, he had directly touched the fruit tree.
“What did you find?” After Old Fang finished his work there, he came over to investigate, but seeing Yang Kai frowning thoughtfully, he quickly asked.
Yang Kai rubbed his chin and said, “It’s hard to say. Right, have you condensed your Wood Element?”
Old Fang nodded, “As long as the conditions are right, the servants in the Fire Spiritual Land will prioritize condensing the Wood Element's power.”
“Try using your Wood Element to nourish this fruit tree,” Yang Kai pointed forward.
Old Fang didn’t ask any further and immediately began to act.
But a moment later, he frowned and asked, “What’s wrong? Is there something special?”
“Don’t you feel anything?” Yang Kai was puzzled.
“What do you feel?” Old Fang stared at him.
Seeing that he really didn’t feel anything, Yang Kai asked him to try again. This time, he placed his hand on the fruit tree and found that after Old Fang activated his Wood Element, there really was nothing unusual.
This was strange!
Yang Kai told him to stop while he activated his Wood Element.
Old Fang’s brow immediately jumped, “This power…” He finally felt it, and suddenly, his expression changed greatly, his voice trembling slightly as he said, “Little Brother, try a few more times!”
Yang Kai didn’t know why he was so excited, but it was obvious he had found something, so he did as he was told.
After a long time, the old man waved his hand, indicating for Yang Kai to stop. After pondering for a long time, he suddenly raised his hand and slapped himself.
Yang Kai was startled, “What?”
Old Fang looked at him with a burning gaze, “Why didn’t I think of it? I should have thought of it long ago. It’s a blessing, not a curse!”
Yang Kai frowned, “What is a blessing and not a curse? Speak clearly.”
Old Fang said enviously, “Little Brother, your luck is truly heaven-defying.”
Yang Kai sneered, “The one with heaven-defying luck is Fang Tai. In the two months we’ve been here, he has performed two meritorious deeds.”
“What does his little bit of luck count for? Although this old master doesn’t know what kind of contribution he has made, compared to you, it’s nothing!” Old Fang rubbed his hands, his face filled with excitement.
“What are you trying to say?” Yang Kai was confused.
Old Fang said, “The entire fruit garden is built above a huge Fire Spiritual Land, you should know that, right? The Fire Element power contained in this Fire Spiritual Land is the nutrients needed for the fruit trees. If it is divided into nine grades of Open Heaven, then the Fire Element power here can be divided into first grade. In other words, we can use the power here to condense our own Fire Element power, so we don’t need to spend money to buy it. However, the grade of this power is too low, and very few people would do such a thing. Manager Zhou accidentally absorbed the Fire Element power here and was forced to condense a First Order Open Heaven. However, there are always exceptions. Among first grade Fire Element power, there is a chance that higher-grade materials can be produced.”
Yang Kai nodded. Zhang Ruoxi had told him about this before. It was said that one of the 72 Paradise, Golden Antelope Paradise, had a type of Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost. This Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost was a fifth-grade material, and as long as one paid a sufficient price, anyone could enter it to condense their Gold Element power, and within this Sharp Gold Yuan Ghost, a seventh grade Ghost Essence could be born!
By the same logic, a First Order Fire Element power could naturally give birth to something of a higher grade. However, Zhou Zheng had accidentally absorbed the Fire Element power here and had been forced to achieve First Order Open Heaven.
“If I remember correctly, three hundred years ago, in this fruit garden, a ball of Scarlet Clouds True Flame appeared in the territory managed by a certain fellow. At that time, many people from the Seven Skillful Land came and spent a great deal of effort to collect the Scarlet Clouds True Flame. As for the Scarlet Clouds True Flame, they were made from a third grade material!”
Yang Kai was stunned, “You mean… I also have Scarlet Clouds True Flame?”
“It can’t be wrong!” Old Fang said excitedly, “When the Seven Skillful Land’s disciples collected the Scarlet Clouds True Flame, many servants ran over to watch the fun. This old master also went over. Although there was a restriction that prevented me from seeing it clearly, after the restriction was removed, I felt a power that was slightly different from the Fire Element in this place. It was exactly the same as what I felt just now!”
“Really?” Yang Kai looked at him with asking look, “Don’t lie to me, is there such a good thing?”
“Why would I lie to you!” Old Fang grinned, “Little Brother, you’re really lucky. Just a random piece of land and you actually get Scarlet Clouds True Flame. There’s no need to be afraid now, you’re just lucky, really enviable.”
“Even if there really is a Scarlet Clouds True Flame, it’s still a Seven Skillful Land, what does it have to do with me?”
Old Fang said, “How could it not be? If you hadn’t discovered this Scarlet Clouds True Flame, they wouldn’t have been able to find it. Moreover, a third grade material is worth more than 15,000 Open Heaven Pill. Even in the Seven Skillful Land, it’s a treasure that is sought after by the Seven Skillful Land’s disciples. When the Seven Skillful Land collect it, I’m sure you’ll be rewarded! However, with your current wealth, I’m afraid you won’t be interested in those things.”
Yang Kai rolled his eyes and said, “Since it’s a third grade material, if I give it to you…”
TO BE CONTINUED...