Old Bai smiled proudly, “I’m about to break through to Open Heaven!”
Yang Kai’s expression became serious, “Really?” This was a great event for any cultivator who diligently pursued the Martial Dao. In this Outer Universe, the Open Heaven Stage was a watershed, a completely different existence.
Pursuing the Martial Dao for a lifetime, entering the Open Heaven!
He suddenly remembered that he had seen Old Bai take action in the Wind and Cloud Auction House. The power of the Five Elements that lingered around his body obviously indicate a Half Open Heaven. Now, it seemed that Old Bai was only a step away from the Open Heaven Stage. He had probably already condensed six different types of power and was only one step away from success!
“Congratulations!” Yang Kai cupped his fists and congratulated him, truly feeling happy for him, but also a bit envious. Old Bai’s achievement could be considered a success, and he didn’t know when he would be able to achieve Open Heaven.
Old Bai laughed heartily and slapped Yang Kai’s shoulder, “In the future, if we two brothers go out again, we’ll see if that Yun Zhenhua cultivator dares to make things difficult for us.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai raised his brow, “What grade do you want to reach?”
Listening to the meaning behind his words, it was clear that he didn’t place Yun Zhenhua in his eyes at all. Yun Zhenhua was a Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, so if Old Bai had the confidence to say such a thing, he was obviously targeting above the Fourth Order.
Old Bai bared his teeth and raised his palm!
“Fifth Order!” Yang Kai understood.
The Proprietress snorted, “Things haven’t even begun yet, yet you’re still so confident. Aren’t you afraid you won’t be able to handle it?”
Old Bai immediately put on a bitter face and said, “Proprietress, don’t say such inauspicious words. I’ve been working steadily for the past thousand years, so nothing should go wrong.”
The Proprietress said seriously, “On the road of Martial Dao, any negligence may lead to failure. If you still want to face a breakthrough with such an attitude, you should wait another hundred years.”
Old Bai's expression became solemn as he bowed and said, “Proprietress's teachings are correct, this little one will remember them in my heart. When the time comes, this little one will do his best, and listen to fate!”
The Proprietress looked at him deeply and said in a much gentler tone, “You were personally taught by me, and every step you take has a solid foundation. When the time comes, as long as you can stabilize your state of mind, your promotion shouldn’t be a problem.”
“Yes!” Old Bai replied respectfully.
“Go prepare, we’ll set out in three days,” The Proprietress waved her hand.
Old Bai nodded, bowed, and left.
Looking at his departing figure, Yang Kai’s face filled with envy as he suddenly heard the Proprietress say, “You should also prepare to leave in three days.”
“Me?” Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before quickly understanding the Proprietress's intentions. The scene of a cultivator breaking through to Open Heaven Stage was extremely rare, and an ordinary person would find it difficult to do so. The Proprietress wanted to show him around, so if he could break through to Open Heaven Stage in the future, it would definitely be much easier.
Overjoyed, Yang Kai grinned, “Thank you, Proprietress. This humble subordinate will never forget Proprietress’ great kindness and will definitely repay it in the future!”
“What a glib tongue, get out of here!” The Proprietress snorted and waved her sleeve, sweeping Yang Kai out of the room.
Three days passed in a flash.
Early in the morning, outside the First Inn, the Proprietress instructed the Accountant, the Chef, and the others to take care of the inn before leading Yang Kai and Old Bai out of the Void Harbor. After taking out the flying ship, they flew off into the void.
Compared to the excitement he felt three days ago, Old Bai’s state of mind had clearly calmed down at this moment, and he was much calmer than before.
The Proprietress stood on the deck, leaning against the side of the ship as she stared at the beautiful scenery. Yang Kai and Old Bai stood behind her as the three of them walked forward.
After flying for more than half a day, the flying ship showed no signs of stopping. Yang Kai couldn’t help asking curiously, “Proprietress, where are we going?”
The Proprietress's beautiful hair fluttered in the wind as she said without even turning her head, “We're going to look for the last Open Heaven material.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “So you haven’t obtained the last Open Heaven material yet?”
When he saw how excited Old Bai was just now, he had thought that he had gathered all the materials he needed, but it turned out that he still had to search for them.
Old Bai said, “Fifth Order Yang Ghost are extremely rare, and once they appear, countless people will fight over them. It’s also because our First Inn’s information network is quite good that some of our subordinates found out that a Fifth Order Yang Ghost had appeared in the Gold Rainbow Territory. Otherwise, why would we run so far?”
Yang Kai understood. He had thought that flying so far was to find a place where no one was around so that Old Bai could safely be promoted, but it turned out that there was another reason. Moreover, from what Old Bai said, what he lacked was the Yang Attribute.
He couldn’t help frowning, “If that’s the case, wouldn’t there be another competition?”
Old Bai grinned and said, “That place is very well hidden, and it’s difficult for ordinary people to find it. It shouldn’t be discovered by others, so we just need to absorb it.”
Yang Kai nodded.
The Proprietress suddenly asked, “What grade of Open Heaven you want to achieve?”
Yang Kai casually replied, “The higher the better.”
The Proprietress said, “Everyone knows that the higher the grade, the better it is, but there is a limit to one’s strength. Everyone’s limit is also different. The higher the quality of the strength one absorbs, the higher the grade one can achieve in the future. Everything must be done according to one’s ability.”
Old Bai glanced at Yang Kai and asked, “Speaking of which, what grade of materials have you absorbed and what kind of power have you condensed?”
Yang Kai was speechless.
If it had been a few months ago, he would definitely have replied casually, but now, he really didn’t want to lie to the Proprietress and the others, but this matter was not something he could say openly. If he told them that he had condensed an Eighth or Ninth Grade Open Heaven material, they probably wouldn’t believe him.
Seeing him remain silent, the Proprietress slowly turned her head to look at him and smiled lightly, “If you don’t want to say, then don’t. Who doesn’t have some secrets?”
“Thank you for your understanding, Proprietress.”
Old Bai looked at him strangely for a moment before saying in a low voice, “If possible, I suggest you tell the Proprietress, with the Proprietress helps, it won’t be difficult for you to reach the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage in the future. Let me tell you, not only me, but the Chef and Accountant will also reach the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage in the future. Only by reaching the Fifth Order will you have a chance to reach the High Rank Open Heaven Stage. In the Outer Universe, if you don’t reach the High Rank, you’ll still be lacking.”
After a cultivator broke through to the Open Heaven Stage, they would not be completely fixed. If they consumed the Open Heaven Pill, they would still have a chance to increase their grade by one or two grades, which was why Old Bai had said so.
“I know,” Yang Kai smiled.
Seeing that Yang Kai really didn’t want to reveal anything, Old Bai didn’t force him and excuse himself to the Proprietress before returning to the cabin to adjust his state of mind.
As they sped along, from time to time, they would give up on the flying ship and activate the Universe Escape Law, using it to pass through the Universe Temple.
Ten days later, the group of three arrived at Gold Rainbow Territory.
Gold Rainbow Territory had a Gold Rainbow Province. Although it was named after a Spirit Province, it was a genuine Second Class force with several Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage masters. The Gold Rainbow Territory's name came from this.
Upon arriving at the Gold Rainbow Territory, the Proprietress took out a compass-like object and examined it from time to time before changing directions. This compass-like object was obviously pointing towards the Yang Ghost.
After another three days, a white mist suddenly appeared in the sky. This mist was faint and indistinct, and if one didn’t examine it carefully, they would likely miss it.
Seeing the mist, the Proprietress's expression became serious as she said, “We’ve arrived.”
Old Bai immediately raised his eyes and looked over. Even though he was restraining himself, he still couldn’t suppress the excitement in his heart. It couldn’t be helped, he had been waiting for this moment for more than a hundred years. Compared to the Five Elements, Yin and Yang energy was even rarer. Any Yin and Yang energy was worth several times more than the Five Elements of an average grade, and they were also priceless.
The First Inn could also be considered an extraordinary force, but even after so many years, it was still unable to find a suitable Yang Energy for Old Bai. From this, it could be seen just how rare this Yin and Yang energy power was.
This time, if it weren’t for a coincidence, it would have taken even longer.
The flying ship moved like lightning and soon arrived in front of the white mist.
After arriving here, Yang Kai found that this wasn’t fog at all, and he didn’t know what it was. It looked like a ball of cotton, but inside, he could clearly feel the fluctuations of space force.
Yang Kai suddenly realized that this mist-like thing was actually the entrance to a Secret Realm. The real Yang Ghost was not outside.
No wonder Old Bai had said that this place was extremely well hidden, and ordinary people would not be able to find it. Previously, he had thought that if a Fifth Order Yang Ghost really appeared, how could it not be discovered by others? After all, such a rare and precious treasure was enough to cause many people to fight over it.
Now it seemed he had been mistaken.
Standing in front of the fog, the Proprietress only took a moment to examine it before forming a series of hand seals and pointing out with her finger. The white fog parted to the left and right, revealing a passage.
“Let’s go!” The Proprietress shouted and used her power to wrap around Yang Kai and Old Bai before they disappeared into the passage.
His vision blurred, and by the time Yang Kai came back to his senses, he was already in a different world. Before he had time to examine this world, Yang Kai could clearly feel that it was filled with a rich Yang Attribute energy.
“Locking Yang Land!” The Proprietress raised her brow, obviously surprised, “No wonder it can give birth to a Fifth Grade Yang Ghost, it’s actually the Locking Yang Land, this place is incredible.”
Yang Kai asked in confusion, “Proprietress, what is Locking Yang Land?”
The Proprietress said, “The Locking Yang Land is an extremely special place. The Yang Qi in this place will not leak out and will only become denser, so it is very easy for it to produce Yang Ghost. As time passes, the grade of Yang Ghost will also become higher. Even if it is taken away this time, after a thousand or eight hundred years, a new Yang Ghost will be born. It can be said to be inexhaustible. Of these three thousand worlds, the Locking Yang Land is not impossible, but it is controlled by several great forces. The Yang Ghost produced will either be used by their own disciples or exchanged with other forces for other resources.”
Old Bai also said excitedly, “Proprietress, we’ve struck gold this time. If we can control this place, why would we need to worry about the source of the Yang energy in the future?”
The Proprietress nodded and said, “I’ll investigate it carefully later. If this place really has any value, I can think of a way to control it.”
TO BE CONTINUED...