Meng Hong slowly raised his head. His eyes were deep and his face was extremely pale, but his two eyes were filled with vigor as he stared at Yang Kai, a faint smile appearing on his face, “Heaven’s blessing!”
Yang Kai’s heart immediately relaxed and he also smiled, “Brother Meng’s luck is quite good!”
Yang Kai didn’t know how Meng Hong had managed to survive these eight days, but judging from his current state and the situation in this secret room, he knew that Meng Hong had been hovering between life and death these past few days.
After letting him take a few Spirit Pills to recover, Yang Kai sent him back to his room to rest.
Summoning the two Great Moon Province disciples, Meng Hong personally explained the whole story to them. The two of them had a look of lingering fear on their faces. One of them blamed their Eldest Senior Brother for taking such a big risk without even saying a word. What if something unexpected happened? The other one was indignant and shouted that he would kill Chen Yue now to vent his Eldest Senior Brother’s anger.
After arguing for a while, Yang Kai and Yue He retreated, leaving the three of them to talk.
Over the next few days, Meng Hong’s state became like day one. The Taiyi Clean Soul Water stripped away the four Third Grade Force that originally existed in his Dao Seal, allowing him to recover to the point where he had just condense his Dao Seal. This was equivalent to giving him a chance to make a come back, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that not everyone could have.
And this time, Meng Hong naturally wouldn’t act so casually, he would definitely seize this opportunity.
A few days later, Yang Kai went to visit Meng Hong and asked about his future plans.
Meng Hong said, “The reason I crippled my Third Grade foundation is naturally because I want to reach a higher grade. Fourth Grade isn’t something I need to consider. Sixth Grade is too rare, and it’s not something I can bear. If I can reach the Fifth Order Open Heaven, it wouldn’t be in vain.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai nodded slightly. Meng Hong’s ambition for a Fifth Grade Open Heaven was indeed not high, but for a disciple from Great Moon Province, a Fifth Grade Open Heaven was definitely an extravagant hope. After all, any fifth-grade material was worth 1.5 Million Open Heaven Pills, and seven sets of materials were worth at least ten million Open Heaven Pills. Great Moon Province might be able to collect this sum of money by selling everything they had, but without a way to purchase them, it was meaningless.
It had to be known that with such a powerful backer like the Proprietress, Bai Qi had only reached the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage and had been disturbed at a critical juncture. If Yang Kai hadn’t given him some World Source Liquid, he would have died long ago.
If Meng Hong could reach the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage, he would be able to reach the Seventh Order in his lifetime, so he wouldn’t be stuck at the Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage for the rest of his life. He would also have a chance to experience the glory of High Rank Open Heaven Stage.
Moreover, Meng Hong also said that a sixth grade material was not something he could handle.
Previously, someone had told Yang Kai that a cultivator’s ability to condense the power of Open Heaven did not necessarily mean that the higher the grade, the better. Everyone had their own limits, and if they exceeded this limit, if they condensed too many high grade materials, they would lose their lives in vain.
Meng Hong’s status as a Fifth Order Martial Artist was also the limit most cultivators could bear. No matter how high it was, whether it was the physical body or the Dao Seal, it was impossible to bear.
“If it’s a Fifth-Order, I can give Brother Meng something!” As he spoke, Yang Kai flipped his hand and a blazing light appeared on his palm, as if he was holding a small sun.
Meng Hong’s expression became serious as he shouted, “Sun's True Fire! Is this… something you obtained from the Sun Star?”
He had also seen Sun's True Fire before. After all, when the Sun Star had been extinguished, a group of Great Moon Province disciples had been present to search for the Sun's True Fire with Wei Que, so Meng Hong recognized it at a glance.
Yang Kai nodded, “Yes, I obtained it from the Sun Star.”
In the Sun Star, Yang Kai had not only obtained the Golden Crow’s corpse by chance under the watchful eyes of many Open Heaven Stage masters, but he had also obtained a lot of Sun’s True Fire, some of which were Fourth Grade and some were Fifth Grade. However, there weren’t many Fifth Grade, only three of which had been of no use. Since Meng Hong needed them, Yang Kai wouldn’t be stingy.
Staring blankly at the Sun's True Fire, Meng Hong wanted to refuse, but he really couldn’t bear to.
The Great Moon Province had previously obtained a Fifth Grade Sun's True Fire, but they had not allowed their own disciples to use it. Instead, they had exchanged it for some Fourth Grade materials. With such meticulous planning, it was possible that in the near future, the Great Moon Province would be able to obtain a Fourth Grade Open Heaven Stage. At that time, the Great Moon Province would have a Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage, barely enough to become a Second Class Force.
Observing his expression, Yang Kai smiled and said, “Brother Meng, please accept this as a loan. If you have the chance in the future, you can pay me.”
Hearing Yang Kai’s words, Meng Hong couldn’t be more polite and immediately nodded, “I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. This Meng will definitely not let Brother Yang down.”
Activating his strength, he wrapped the Sun's True Fire around himself and caught it. In an instant, a wave of heat washed over him and Meng Hong couldn’t help letting out a muffled groan as his expression changed slightly.
Previously, he had been condensing Third Grade materials and had been able to do so with ease, but now that he had come into contact with these Fifth Grade materials, he realized that these high quality materials were not something that just anyone could condense. If one’s foundation was slightly weaker, it was very likely that they would be burned to death by this scorching hot energy, how could they possibly have the ability to achieve Open Heaven?
Secretly rejoicing that he had not been too ambitious and had only set his sights on the Fifth Order, now it seemed that this was a wise decision.
Leaving behind Meng Hong to refine his Sun's True Fire and condense his Fire Element, Yang Kai summoned two Great Moon Province disciples to protect him before leaving.
Passing through a corridor, he suddenly saw a familiar figure sweeping the fallen leaves in the courtyard and was slightly startled.
Seemingly having sensed something, Chen Yue raised her head and exchanged a glance before quickly bowing, “Sixth Manager!”
Yang Kai nodded slightly, not intending to speak with her. Yue He had asked this woman to stay behind, intending to let Meng Hong handle this matter on his own. Unfortunately, Meng Hong had been in seclusion all this time, and now that he had obtained the Sun’s True Fire, it was likely he wouldn’t have the mood to be sentimental for the time being.
Just as he was about to leave, Yue He hurried over and said, “Guo Ziyan sent word that his subordinates found a Yuan Magnetic Mountain.”
“Yuan Magnetic Mountain?” Yang Kai raised his brow.
Yue He said, “The Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone inside the Yuan Magnetic Mountain is a treasure that condenses the power of Gold Element.”
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Where is it?”
He had just finished condensing his Earth Element Force and was about to condense his Gold Element Force when Guo Ziyan sent him this message.
It was just that he didn’t know if there were any Seventh Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stones inside the Yuan Magnetic Mountain.
Yue He handed Yang Kai a jade slip and Yang Kai accepted it. After probing it with his Divine Sense, he found that it was a map that was tens of thousands of kilometers away from this Star City.
Yue He continued, “Not only did our people discover the Yuan Magnetic Mountain, but many others also discovered it. According to Guo Ziyan, someone has already found the Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone inside.”
“What grade?” Yang Kai asked.
“Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade,” Yue He seemed to know what he wanted to ask, her red lips moving slightly as she said, “Fifth Grade and above materials are very rare, even in the Great Ruins Boundary, it’s difficult to find them, so it’s best if you don’t expect too much.”
Yang Kai didn’t comment, “I’ll go take a look. Meng Hong is condensing his Fire Element, you stay here and watch over him.”
“I don’t care if he lives or dies!” Yue He curled her lips and turned to Chen Yue, “I’ll leave it to you!”
Chen Yue blinked and pointed at herself, “Me?”
Looking up, Yang Kai and Yue He were nowhere to be seen.
After exiting the mansion, Yang Kai flew up into the sky and after confirming his bearings, he flew off in a certain direction with Yue He following closely behind.
In a corner of Star City, two figures stood quietly, staring in the direction Yang Kai and Yue He had left. One of them was a middle-aged man wearing a golden crown and a python robe, his expression calm and dignified, while the other was a fat man. This fat man was none other than Scarlet Star’s Chen Tian Fei.
As the Manager of Scarlet Star, Chen Tian Fei was also a figure who stood above everyone else in the Star City, but at this moment, he had fallen behind the middle-aged man.
“Is that the new Manager?” The middle-aged man suddenly asked.
“That’s right, it’s him, a little brat named Yang Kai,” Chen Tian Fei replied respectfully. These past few days of recuperation had allowed his body to return to its original plump state. At this moment, his face was glowing with health.
Observing his expression, Chen Tian Fei carefully asked, “What does Chief Manager intend to do?”
This middle-aged man was none other than Scarlet Star's mysterious Chief Manager. When the Poison Lady and Gan Hong had died in Yang Kai’s hands, this man had never appeared, but now he had somehow appeared.
“What do you want to do?” The Chief Manager asked lightly.
Chen Tian Fei deliberately said, “The Poison Lady and Gan Hong were killed by him after all, and we had no choice but to admit his position as the Manager of the family. However, this matter has already spread, so if we don’t give our subordinates an explanation, I’m afraid we won’t be able to convince the public in the future.”
“You want to kill him!” The Chief Manager said.
Chen Tian Fei said, “It's up to the Chief Manager!”
The Chief Manager said, “If what you say is true, this little brat was able to kill Poison Lady and Gan Hong in such a short time, then he is a rare talent. With Scarlet Star's current strength, I’m afraid we won’t be able to kill him.”
Chen Tian Fei was shocked, “The Chief Manager is not confident?” This shocked him quite a bit. He had thought that the Chief Manager would not let Yang Kai off so easily. If not for this, how could he and the rest of the Managers have so easily compromised? But now, from the meaning of the Chief Manager's words, it seemed they had no way to deal with Yang Kai.
Could it be that they really wanted him to seize the position of Poison Lady and Gan Hong?
The Chief Manager said lightly, “To be able to kill Poison Lady and Gan Hong together, this person is already invincible amongst the Emperor Realm masters. In this Great Ruins Boundary, this Chief Manager has no confidence in taking him down!”
Chen Tian Fei couldn’t help widening his eyes. Although Scarlet Star was a loose organization, their Chief Manager had a great background, and his eyesight was extremely sharp. Even he said Yang Kai was invincible among the Emperor Realm masters?
TO BE CONTINUED...