“For example, if you win the first round, you can obtain fifty Open Heaven Pills, if you win the second round, you can obtain a hundred, and if you win the third round, you can obtain two hundred, and so on until you reach the highest limit. If you lose any of your matches, you will have to accumulate it again.”
Yang Kai nodded, “This is quite interesting.” Although he could only won fifty Open Heaven Pills in the first round, if he won seven or eight rounds in a row, the rewards he would receive would be quite high. If he could win nine or ten rounds in a row, the rewards he would receive would be more than ten thousand.
“The Asura Arena is divided into three levels, Heaven, Earth, and Human, corresponding to the Heaven, Earth, and Human Asura Rankings. The Human Rankings is below Half Open Heaven, Earth Rankings is Half Open Heaven, and Heaven Rankings is Open Heaven Stage. However, no matter which Ranking it is, those who can be ranked on Asura Rankings are not to be trifled with.”
This arrangement was quite reasonable. After all, to a cultivator, Half Open Heaven was a watershed. Once one condensed five different types of power in their body, their strength would increase by leaps and bounds, and after advancing to Open Heaven, there would be a qualitative change. This was why the Asura Arena was divided into Heaven, Earth, and Human rankings.
Since Pei Buwan had said that his opponent was not even a Half Open Heaven, this time he should be fighting against a master on the Human Ranking.
“This Mistress has also heard that the purpose of the Asura Arena itself is to train the disciples of Asura Cave Heaven. Asura Cave Heaven’s people are born to fight, and the more intense the battles they experience, the faster their growth will be. However, Asura Cave Heaven is one of the 36 Cave Heaven, so it is impossible for them to often have opportunities to fight. This Asura Arena fulfills their needs.”
Pei Buwan turned his head and smiled, “This little woman knows quite a lot. Yes, the existence of the Asura Arena itself is for the Asura Cave Heaven Disciples to cultivate. All those who enter the Asura Arena are the cornerstones of their trials, but who asked them to offer such generous conditions? Even on the Human Rankings, as long as one wins a single battle, they can obtain fifty Open Heaven Pills. As for the Earth Rankings and Heaven Rankings, there are even more rewards, so naturally there are many people who want to participate. Since ancient times, money has always moved the hearts of people!”
As they spoke, the group of people arrived at the entrance of a shop. This shop didn’t look special from the outside, just that its entrance was a bit wider than the other shops. However, before they could get close, Yang Kai felt a bloody aura wash over him. Looking up, he saw a plaque hanging above the shop with the words “Asura Arena” written on it. These words were bright red, as if they were made from fresh blood. At first glance, they didn’t look special, but after a while, one would notice that these words had a blood-red mark on them that dripped down the plaque.
Yang Kai raised his brow, his eyes flashing as the plaque returned to normal, the bloody scene from before disappearing.
“Shopkeeper Pei is here, please come in!” A servant at the door called out enthusiastically. Pei Buwan was obviously a regular here.
Pei Buwan calmly nodded and led the group inside with his hands behind his back.
Entering the shop, Yang Kai found that it was a completely different world. A spacious hall was filled with many people, some in groups of three or five, some alone. In the middle of the hall, there were three thick pillars with rows of shining words.
Pei Buwan turned around and said, “Wait here for a moment, this king will go find someone to arrange things.”
Saying so, he led the two shop assistants away. After he left, Luo Haiyi walked over and whispered, “Sir, do you really want to fight? The Asura Arena is a dangerous place, it’s best not to fight if you can.”
Yang Kai smiled, “It’s already been decided.”
Luo Haiyi’s expression became gloomy as she warned, “Then Sir must be careful later. When fighting in the Asura Arena, you must use all means possible and cannot be treated with ordinary experience.”
“I understand,” Yang Kai nodded and looked towards the three pillars, “Are those the Heaven, Earth, and Human rankings?”
He had noticed these three pillars when he entered, it couldn’t be helped. These three pillars were too eye-catching, so it was difficult to miss them. Moreover, the top of these three pillars were engraved with the words Heaven, Earth, and Human, so it was naturally obvious at a glance.
Luo Haiyi nodded, “Yes, that’s the Heaven, Earth, and Human rankings.”
Yang Kai raised his head and swept his eyes over the names of the people on the list. Most of them didn’t look like names, but instead seemed to be some kind of code name or alias, such as Black Fox, Thousand Slaughter, and so on. Some of these names were quite normal and should be their real names.
Moreover, on these three rankings, the names of the people ranked at the top were different from those ranked at the bottom.
The first three names were written in dark golden characters, the fourth to tenth names were golden, the tenth to thirty were silver, and the rest were white.
Each ranking only had a hundred names, no more, no less.
These people’s names weren’t carved on the pillars, but rather some kind of strange technique.
As he was looking around, one of the names on the Earth List suddenly dimmed, attracting Yang Kai’s attention as he asked in confusion, “Why has this name become gray?”
Luo Haiyi’s face paled slightly, “He’s dead!”
Hearing this, Yang Kai was stunned. This gray name was originally silver and was ranked 15th, so it was clear that his strength wasn’t low. Now that he had actually died, it was obvious how dangerous the Asura Arena’s battles were. Although the rewards here were rich, it required one to use their life to win. Ordinary cultivators didn’t have such courage.
In the blink of an eye, the name that had turned gray suddenly scattered and disappeared from the Earth Ranking. Immediately after, the names below him all jumped up a line, and a new name appeared at the bottom, supplementing a hundred.
In a corner of the hall, there was a passage. At this time, someone was carrying a blood-soaked cultivator’s body and walking out. Blood dripped onto the floor and into the hearts of the onlookers, causing many people in the hall to shiver.
Yang Kai knew that this dead man should be the one who had just been removed from the Earth Ranking. Looking at the miserable state of his corpse, it was obvious that he had experienced a difficult battle.
Hearing the sound of hurried footsteps behind him, Yang Kai turned his head and saw Pei Buwan walking over. When he got close, he said, “I’ve arranged everything. In an hour, you will appear.” Scratching his head, Yang Kai said, “There’s a problem right now.”
“What problem?” Yang Kai asked.
“What name do you use?” When Pei Buwan asked this question, he pointed to the three rankings and said, “If you want to use an alias you can do so, you can also use your real name, it’s up to you!”
Yang Kai said indifferently, “I’ll just use my real name.” In any case, since he was just here to fight, there was nothing shameful about it, so there was no need to act so mysterious. Besides, a name could be casually given, but the appearance cannot be changed, so there was no point.
Pei Buwan nodded and took out a communication bead, presumably communicating with the people from the Asura Arena.
After he finished, Luo Haiyi asked, “Shopkeeper Pei, who is Sir Yang’s opponent?”
Pei Buwan grinned and glanced at Yang Kai before pointing towards the top of the Human Ranking, “The fourth ranker!”
Luo Haiyi’s face immediately paled, “How is that possible? Sir Yang has never fought in the Asura Arena before, so how could he have the qualifications to fight with that person?” After saying this, she realized that there was something wrong with her words and quickly explained, “Sir, there are rules in the Asura Arena. You can only challenge opponents who are ten ranks below you. If you can win, you can replace them.”
Pei Buwan grinned, “For ordinary people, rules are naturally rules, but for this Senior, rules are meant to be broken.”
Yang Kai turned his head and saw that the fourth person on the Human Rank was a golden name.
Yu Luocha! Judging from the name, it was not someone to be trifled with.
“Let’s go, we only have an hour to rest and adjust our condition,” Pei Buwan called out and led everyone to a corner of the hall.
Not long after, they arrived at a private room where a maid came to greet them.
The private room was very large, and directly opposite it was a huge Asura Arena. At this moment, there were two people fighting, but it was obvious that one side was at a disadvantage and wouldn’t be able to hold on for much longer. The Asura Arena’s surroundings were filled with spectators who were shouting as the battle progressed.
Pei Buwan stood by the window with his hands behind his back and stared down, “The terrain of the Asura Arena is ever-changing, so you can choose any terrain you want, whether it’s ice, snow, hot desert, swamp, or jungle, whatever you want!”
Yang Kai raised his brow, “This Asura Arena itself is an artifact.”
Pei Buwan nodded, “Yes, the Asura Arena is an artifact.”
Yang Kai said, “Do as you please.”
Pei Buwan glanced at him and grinned, “I admire your self-confidence. Boy, fight well later. If you win, everything will be fine, but if you lose, you may lose your life. To be honest, your opponent is Asura Cave Heaven’s disciple.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai frowned, “Is Yu Luocha from Asura Cave Heaven?”
“Afraid?” Pei Buwan stared at him deeply.
Yang Kai shook his head, “I’m not afraid, I’m just worried about accidentally killing this person…”
“Don’t worry!” Pei Buwan raised his hand, obviously knowing what Yang Kai was worried about, “If you can kill them, go ahead. It’s not like Asura Cave Heaven’s people didn’t die in the Asura Arena. In general, Asura Cave Heaven wouldn’t care about such a situation and would never seek revenge from you afterwards, otherwise, who would come to the Asura Arena to play with them?”
“Inside the Asura Arena, there is nothing you cannot do. Do not show mercy!” Pei Buwan warned solemnly.
Yang Kai nodded and sat down cross-legged to meditate. His opponent was ranked fourth in the Human Ranking, and was also from Asura Cave Heaven, so it was obviously not a pushover. Although Yang Kai was confident in himself, this was still a life and death battle, so he naturally had to be in his best condition to fight.
Time passed slowly, and the crowd below became noisy. Yang Kai remained motionless, his heart as calm as still water.
TO BE CONTINUED...