Luo Haiyi was asking if he had not brought enough, not if he didn't have enough. This question was very standard, greatly easing Yang Kai’s embarrassment.
Nodding lightly, Yang Kai was about to put down the Universe Chart in his hand and buy it another day when he heard Luo Haiyi ask, “How much is Sir lacking?”
“Not much, just ten or twenty thousand!” Yang Kai scratched his face.
Luo Haiyi muttered to herself for a moment before saying, “If Sir doesn’t mind, this Mistress will help you out a bit. Later, Sir will return it to me.”
Yang Kai turned his head to look at her, not realizing that she actually had such courage! He had only known her for two days, and they were not even related. Moreover, Luo Haiyi was not a wealthy person, so these ten or twenty thousand Open Heaven Pills were probably her accumulated savings for many years.
To be able to lend something so easily, she had to have some courage. After all, until now, she didn’t know who Yang Kai was. If he took something and ran away, she wouldn’t be able to find him.
Seeing Yang Kai look over, Luo Haiyi whispered, “I trust Sir.”
Since the other party had already said so much, Yang Kai couldn’t refuse any further and immediately nodded, “Fine, I’ll borrow it from you, I’ll definitely return it to you later.”
Luo Haiyi said, “I’ll go pay.”
Yang Kai handed over a Space Ring and watched her and the maidservant walk over to the counter, secretly sighing in his heart. This woman was truly meticulous. Although it was just a simple act to help pay the bill, it had also resolved his embarrassment to a great extent. This way, he wouldn’t have to take the Open Heaven Pill from her and let others know he didn’t have enough money.
On the other hand, she could secretly transfer the insufficient Open Heaven Pills into the Space Ring without anyone noticing.
Not long after, Luo Haiyi returned, “Sir, it’s done.”
Yang Kai nodded and stuffed the Universe Chart into his Space Ring before walking out of Four Seas Shop with her.
“Does Sir want to buy anything else?” Luo Haiyi asked.
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “I’m already so poor, why would I need to buy anything?”
Luo Haiyi also understood this and felt a bit embarrassed, feeling that she had spoken too carelessly, so she changed the subject, “Then does Sir want to go back and rest?”
Yang Kai shook his head and thought back to yesterday’s experience. In any case, he would rather die than go back. He had originally wanted to find a random inn to rest in, but now it seemed he didn’t need to. The money to rent a room was gone, so what was there to rest for?
Luo Haiyi also thought of this and suggested, “Would Sir like to visit my place?”
“Is it convenient?” Yang Kai hesitated.
Luo Haiyi pursed her lips and smiled, “There’s nothing inconvenient about it, there’s no one else at home, just me…” Saying so, she suddenly realized that her words were a bit ambiguous, making it seem like she was trying to seduce him, causing her face to turn red.
Fortunately, Yang Kai didn’t seem to mind and simply raised his hand, “Then let’s go.” It wasn’t like he could just wander around outside for a night, it would be too boring. Moreover, he had just borrowed some money from the other party, so if he was in such a hurry to separate from her, it would be like avoiding a debt, so he might as well act more carefree.
“Sir, please follow me.” Luo Haiyi immediately led the way.
Along the way, they gradually separated from the noisy trading area and entered a relatively messy area. This place seemed to be the outermost edge of Star City, some distance away from the center of the Star City, where houses stood in various places without any decent roads.
From time to time, people would come and go, but their cultivation wasn’t very high. Most of them were like Luo Haiyi, and some were even weaker than her.
Yang Kai understood that this was probably the place where the lowest level people lived. Fortunately, although this place was a bit dirty, it was still within the scope of Star City, so no one dared to cause trouble here.
Many of these people obviously knew Luo Haiyi. Along the way, there were people constantly greeting her, and when a few women saw Yang Kai following behind her, their eyes couldn’t help showing some ambiguity, causing Luo Haiyi to feel somewhat embarrassed.
Not long after, the two of them arrived in front of a room. Luo Haiyi stepped forward to close the room’s restriction, opened the door, and said, “Sir, please!”
Yang Kai walked in and looked around, discovering that although this room was small, it was very clean and tidy. There was no courtyard, only a main hall and a side room. A faint fragrance wafted from this room, giving off a very warm feeling.
Luo Haiyi invited him to take a seat and brewed a pot of tea before saying apologetically, “This place is a bit small, please don’t take it to heart.”
Yang Kai chuckled, “I also came from a small place and lived a poor life.”
Luo Haiyi said strangely, “It doesn’t look like it.”
“Then what do I look like?”
Luo Haiyi thought about it for a moment before replying, “Sir seems to be someone who holds a high position all year round, someone who is either rich nor noble!”
Yang Kai laughed.
Luo Haiyi shook her head and said, “Sir, please don’t think that this Mistress is flattering you. This Mistress has been in this Star City for a thousand years. I don’t dare to say anything else, but I have a good eye for people. Sir, why do you think this Mistress dares to lend you her life savings? It’s because this Mistress thinks that you are a trustworthy person. Sir may be stuck for a while, but in the end, there will be a day when the Dragon will rise to the Nine Heavens.”
Yang Kai’s smile faded as he carefully sized her up. He really couldn’t tell that this woman, who was so reserved when they first met, had such insight.
Luo Haiyi stretched out her hand to cover her red lips and nervously said, “This mistress spoke out of turn, please forgive her.”
Yang Kai waved his hand, “Let’s not talk about me, let’s talk about you. Although your strength isn’t high, it’s not too low. Don’t you want to join some force?”
Luo Haiyi smiled bitterly and said, “There are at least eight to ten thousand people like this mistress in Star City who have no connections or background, so what force would want them? What use is there in taking them in and spending so much effort to cultivate them?” Pausing for a moment, she continued, “In the past, there was a force that came to Star City to recruit disciples, but the ones they wanted to recruit were those who were young and had strong potential. This mistress didn’t have such good fortune.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai nodded. He was also a Sect Master, so he naturally understood this point. When a Sect accepted people, they would rather spend a large amount of resources to raise them from a young age than take those who already had a foundation. This was a matter of loyalty.
“This mistress’s current wish is to save up enough money to buy a few Great Dao Pills and see if I can condense my own Dao Seal. If I can reach the Open Heaven Stage in this life, it won’t be a waste of my life!”
“I heard you mention Great Dao Pills before, are they very expensive?”
“Normally, it would take around ten thousand to buy one, and refining this kind of pill seems to be a bit difficult, so the output is quite low. Generally, when Great Dao Pills appear, they are quickly snatched away.”
Yang Kai nodded. The situation of the Outer Universe was quite tricky. There should be many people who were stuck at the threshold of the peak Emperor Realm and were unable to condense their Dao Seals, which was why this Great Dao Pill was so popular. It could be imagined that not only was this pill very popular among the lowest level people like Luo Haiyi, but many forces also had their own needs. As such, the chances of Luo Haiyi being able to compete for it were very small.
“How many Great Dao Pills do you think you need?”
“Three is the least,” Luo Haiyi smiled shyly, “This Mistress’ aptitude is not good, if there were less than three, this Mistress would not have the confidence to condense a Dao Seal.”
Yang Kai nodded, not knowing what materials were used to refine the Great Dao Pill. If he had enough materials and obtained the pill recipe, he should be able to refine it.
After chatting for a while, Yang Kai said, “You should go rest first, you’ve been busy all day.”
Luo Haiyi said, “Then I’ll take a rest first. If Senior has anything to say, just call for me.” She didn’t refuse, probably thinking that letting a big man like Yang Kai enter her room to rest wasn’t a good idea.
She stood up and walked towards the inner room. After taking a few steps, she stopped, turned around, lowered her head, and whispered, “Does Sir need someone to… serve you tonight? There are people here, I can help Sir… call someone over.”
Yang Kai looked at her and shook his head, “No need.”
“Okay.” Luo Haiyi let out a sigh of relief before entering the room and closing the door.
Yang Kai was left sitting alone in the living room with a helpless look on his face. He had never thought that he would end up living here. He decided that no matter what, he would find a way to earn some money tomorrow. At worst, he would just sell a portion of the Sun's True Fire.
A Fourth Grade Open Heaven material was worth at least 150,000 Open Heaven Pills, more than enough to pay off his debt to Luo Haiyi. He had a total of six sets, and even three Fifth Grade material, all of which were harvests from the Golden Crow Divine Palace.
The fifth grade ones were also worth 1.5 million. If it weren’t for the fact that selling them all wouldn’t be enough to pay off the debt, Yang Kai would have long ago found a way to sell his Sun's True Fire so he wouldn’t have to be trapped in the First Inn.
With this in mind, the Open Heaven Pills Wei Que had left him with over a hundred thousand at the time had indeed cost him a great deal. These Open Heaven Pills were enough to buy a fourth grade material, while the Great Moon Province was only a third class force, without even a Fourth Order Open Heaven.
With these thoughts in his mind, Yang Kai took out the 7 Faces and placed them on his face, silently refining them while simultaneously taking out the Universe Chart and pouring a trace of his Divine Sense into it to carefully search.
He wanted to find out where the Star Boundary was in this Universe Chart.
If he didn’t look, he wouldn’t have known, but when he did, he was shocked. Only now did Yang Kai realize that there were more than a thousand great domains that had been discovered in the Outer Universe, and many of them had never been seen before.
In these thousands of Great Domains, each of these Great Domains had more or less a Small Universe World, as well as the headquarters of many forces, the location of the Domain Gates, where it leads to, and so on.
These four hundred and fifty thousand Open Heaven Pills weren’t spent in vain. People had spent so much time and effort to summarize these things, so they must have spent many years constantly trying to come up with new ideas. It was indeed worth this price.
But then again, as long as one had enough wealth, anyone would be willing to buy a copy of the Universe Chart, and Four Seas Shop would definitely be able to earn a lot.
Each of these Great Domains had their own name, but Yang Kai soon discovered that the names of these Great Domains were closely related to the most powerful forces. For example, the Great Domain that the Seven Skillful Land was located in was called the Seven Skillful Territory! Because the strongest force in this Seven Skillful Territory was none other than the Seven Skillful Land.
TO BE CONTINUED...