Yang Kai walked over and stood not far from the Proprietress, asking, “Is that our destination?”
The Proprietress stroked her hair and nodded, “Yes, that’s our destination.”
“What is that place?” After flying for half a year and passing through several Great Territory, Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling curious.
“That’s the Star City of this Domain,” Bai Qi excitedly said, “Boy, do you know what a Star City is?” He thought Yang Kai had never heard of it before.
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Is that Star City?” He couldn’t help turning his gaze over, but because he was too far away, he couldn’t see what was happening over there. Moreover, the entire Spirit Province seemed to be covered by a great array, making it difficult to see anything from the outside.
Zhang Ruoxi had said that if one wanted to inquire about the World Tree, it would be best to start from the Star City, because this place was a gathering place for people in the Outer Universe. There were all kinds of people here, and once there were many people, there would be more information and many good things. Perhaps he could find the World Tree.
Unfortunately, as soon as Yang Kai entered this Three Thousand World, he was drawn into the Seven Skillful Land and became a servant. After that, he wandered around for a while before arriving at the First Inn. He didn’t have the time to look for any Star City, nor did he know where to look. He never thought that the Proprietress’ destination would be Star City. What a coincidence.
“You know?” Bai Qi was stunned.
“I’ve heard of it,” Yang Kai nodded before turning to the Proprietress and asking, “Are we going to stay there permanently?”
The Proprietress's First Inn had been destroyed during the battle, so she would definitely need to find a place to settle down and she spend half a year to get here. Naturally, she wouldn’t just buy some things and would most likely stay there.
“For now!” The Proprietress nodded, noticing Yang Kai’s excitement, she turned around and smiled, “Are you interested in Star City?”
Yang Kai replied, “I haven’t seen it before, so I’m a bit curious.”
The Proprietress smiled and said, “There’s nothing special about it. The world you came from must have some kind of market. The so-called Star City is just a bit higher grade than those marketplaces, so the things here are a bit more expensive.”
Yang Kai nodded and looked over, wondering if he should ask the Proprietress about the World Tree. After all, the First Inn was responsible for collecting information. If there really was such a thing as the World Tree, it was impossible for the Proprietress to not have heard of it, but after thinking about it for a while, he decided to forget about it. When he returned, he would ask around first.
Bai Qi, the Cheff, and the Accountant were already gathered in a corner of the deck, muttering something to each other while Old Bai wore a wretched smile.
Two hours later, the flying ship arrived at a void harbor on the outskirts of the Spirit Province. On this void harbor, there was a large group of cultivators guarding it. The leader of this group was wearing a bright golden armor, a tasseled helmet, and a long sword at his waist, making him look like an awe-inspiring Great General.
The ship stopped at the harbor, and the golden-armored general immediately led a group of cultivators onto the deck, his hand holding his sword as he swept his gaze around.
Behind him, a silver-armored young man stepped forward and shouted, “Who goes there? Where is the document?”
The Proprietress signaled to Bai Qi, who immediately ran over and handed a jade slip to the silver-armored young man. The young man took it and scanned it with his Divine Sense, a look of surprise appearing on his face as he handed it over to the general in golden armor.
After the latter read it, he nodded slightly and said, “So it’s the First Inn’s Madam Lan. This general’s eyesight was poor and was unable to recognize her, so please forgive me, Madam!”
The Proprietress smiled lightly, “The general is busy guarding the Star City harbor. It’s only natural that he didn’t recognize me.”
As the two of them spoke, Bai Qi handed over a Space Ring to the silver-armored young man with a smile, and the Proprietress said, “Brothers, thank you for your hard work. This is just a small token of appreciation, please drink some tea.”
The young man held the Space Ring in his hand, not knowing what to do with it as he looked towards the golden-armored general.
The latter smiled, “Since it’s from Madam Lan, take it.”
Only then did the young man accept the Space Ring without any qualms and turn around to greet the Proprietress.
The golden-armored general said, “It’s just a routine matter, Madam, please don’t take it to heart.” He raised his hand and returned the jade slip to Bai Qi before leading the group off the ship and waving his hand, “Let them pass!”
Only then did the barrier around the harbor slowly open. The Proprietress thanked them and steered the boat towards Spirit Province.
On the ship, Yang Kai was amazed. It wasn’t difficult to see that the Proprietress had a wide network of connections. She might not have known the Golden Armor General from before, but once the document was released, he immediately recognized her as the First Inn’s Madam Lan, indicating that she was quite famous in the Outer Universe.
This was not surprising. A Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage was not weak, and with such a beautiful woman, it was easy to attract attention.
However, there was one thing that piqued Yang Kai’s curiosity, so he approached Bai Qi and quietly asked, “Why is there a large number of soldiers outside this Star City? Is it not safe? Or is someone attacking Star City?”
Bai Qi replied, “No one dares to do so. The Star City here is the foundation of Great Battle Heaven. The Golden Armored General and the Silver Armoured Young Man you saw just now are both from Great Battle Heaven. They are guarding the harbor in order to control the entire Star City and also to guard against Void Beasts. Have you seen Void Beasts before?”
“Does the Myriad Sealed Insect count?” The only time Yang Kai had encountered a Void Beast was when he had encountered a Myriad Sealed Insect, causing him to be separated from Zhang Ruoxi. Even now, he didn’t know where Ruoxi was.
However, if Ruoxi had awakened some of her ancestor’s memories and understood more about this Outer Universe than he did, there was no need to worry. If he guessed correctly, Ruoxi should have gone directly to the Langya Paradise, after all, it was where her ancestor came from.
“That’s true, but these Myriad Sealed Insects aren’t too dangerous. Some Void Beasts love noisy places and are very powerful. If these fellows were to rush into the Star City, they would definitely cause a great deal of damage. With them guarding this harbor, under normal circumstances, no Void Beasts would dare cause trouble.”
Yang Kai understood and asked again, “The Great Battle Heaven you mentioned just now, could it be one of the 36 Cave Heaven?” He had vaguely seen it in the jade slip given to him by the Great Moon Continent’s disciple Meng Hong.
“That’s right! There’s also some the first time you went to the Universe Temple. The two guards there are also people from Great Battle Heaven, so it’s easy to recognize the people here. They’re like an army, acting in accordance with military rules. The internal hierarchy is also divided into the ranks of the army, and their style is very rigid!”
Yang Kai nodded, “No wonder that guy called himself General!”
Bai Qi grinned and said, “The so-called General is a Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage cultivator. The one just now should be a General with the strength of a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, going down is the Fourth Order General, Going up is the Sixth Order General, and above that is a Great General!”
“Interesting…” Yang Kai clicked his tongue in wonder before changing the subject, “Speaking of which, what kind of force is our First Inn?”
Although he had joined the First Inn for half a year, he had never been able to figure out which giant tree was behind the First Inn, even though it can be determined that it was definitely one of the Cave Heaven or Paradise…
“Ask the Proprietress!” Bai Qi grinned.
Yang Kai glanced at him, wanting to rip his mouth off.
While the two of them were talking, the flying ship had already entered the Spirit Province where the Star City was located. As it passed through the clouds, a rich World Energy rushed towards Yang Kai. Yang Kai couldn’t help but take a deep breath and drift through the void. It wasn’t easy for him to arrive at such a place, but now he felt like he was floating.
Spirit Province wasn’t too big, and looking down from above, one could see that it was roughly the size of several large cities.
However, as far as the eye could see, the entire Spirit Province was filled with all kinds of buildings. The clean and spacious streets were crisscrossed like a chessboard, and the lights below were dim and beautiful.
On the ground, crowds of people were constantly flying about, and in the sky, there were people flying about from time to time as well as many different kinds of flying artifacts.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment. It seemed that this place didn’t ban flying, which was quite humane. There were some places that had restrictions placed around them, making it impossible for one to fly inside. Traveling would take quite some time.
About half a cup of tea later, the Proprietress’s voice rang out, “Get off!”
Hearing this, the people standing on the deck all flew out. The Proprietress's hands quickly formed a series of hand seals, sending out a series of energy fluctuations and forming several hand seals. The huge ship immediately shrank at a speed visible to the naked eye, quickly transforming into something the size of a palm before being collected by the Proprietress.
“Let’s go,” After calling out, the Proprietress descended, the First Inn’s people following closely behind.
There weren’t many people in the First Inn, but there were at least a dozen of them. Apart from Bai Qi, the Accountant, and the Chef, whom Yang Kai was familiar with, the rest were all odd jobs servant.
After all, maintaining the operation of an inn didn’t require too many people; a dozen or so was more than enough.
Not long after, a group of people arrived at the entrance of a shop. It was unknown what this shop was selling, but it didn’t have a plaque, so its location was quite good. There were quite a lot of people passing through the intersection of several streets.
The Proprietress glanced around and nodded slightly before lifting her dress and stepping inside.
A group of people followed closely behind.
Immediately, a middle-aged man appeared and cupped his fists, “Yuan Ruide greets Madam!”
This old man was an Open Heaven Stage cultivator, but his grade shouldn’t be too high, so although he was quite old, he was still very respectful towards the Proprietress.
The Proprietress nodded slightly.
Yuan Ruide asked, “Madam has had a long journey, would you like to take a rest?”
The Proprietress waved her hand and said, “There’s no need, let’s get to work first.”
“Yes, Madam, please take a seat!” Yuan Ruide gestured.
After Madam Lan took her seat, Yuan Ruide took out a jade slip and handed it to her, “This is the deed to this shop, it has been handed over.”
The Proprietress glanced over it briefly before putting it away.
Yuan Ruide took out another jade slip and said, “This is the location of the businesses under those forces, as well as the name of the store and the distribution of masters inside!”
He then took out a jade slip and said, “This is the information about the Storekeeper and their employees!”
TO BE CONTINUED...