In the mansion, in front of Yang Kai’s room, a cute little fatty and Yue He stood side by side, waiting anxiously.
The little fatty was none other than the Divine Cauldron Heaven’s Xu Zhen. After refining the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd that day, he had floated away, most likely condensing his Gold Element. Now that he had appeared, it meant he had succeeded.
After all, he was a disciple of Divine Cauldron Heaven and had extraordinary aptitude. Since he dared to ask Yang Kai for a Sixth Grade Yuan Magnetic Stone, he naturally had the confidence to refine it.
“Senior, when will Brother Yang come out?” Xu Zhen turned to look at Yue He.
“I don’t know.”
Yue He slowly shook her head, “In the past, when Young Master went into seclusion, he would usually come out once every two months or so. This time, for some unknown reason, there was no news of him for a year.”
Xu Zhen’s eyes darted around as he asked worriedly, “Could Brother Yang have suffered from Qi Deviation?”
Yue He’s expression changed slightly, “How is that possible? Young Master’s talent is unparalleled, it’s impossible for him to have suffered from Qi Deviation, not to mention he hasn’t reached a critical point in his cultivation, so this retreat won’t be so dangerous.”
Little fatty shook his head, “That’s hard to say. The path of cultivation is extremely dangerous and the consequences are unpredictable.”
Yue He was flustered by his words and also somewhat uncertain.
Xu Zhen struck while the iron was hot and said, “How about I break this restriction and see what happens?”
“In your dreams!”
Yue He glared at him angrily, having witnessed this little fatty’s ability, she knew that if he really wanted to break the restriction, he wouldn’t need to do anything, but if he did, he would definitely disturb Yang Kai. If Yang Kai really reached a critical point in his cultivation, even if he didn’t suffer from Qi Deviation, he would still suffer from Qi Deviation.
Xu Zhen smiled awkwardly, “I was just saying, please don’t be angry, Senior. Ah, what a pity, I wanted to give Brother Yu Yang another good fortune, but it seems he… Eh, he came out!”
The restriction in the room in front of him suddenly closed, and with a light creak, the door opened and a tall young man walked out. It was none other than Yang Kai.
Yue He revealed a faint smile, her heart finally relaxing as she walked forward with a smile. However, after seeing the person behind Yang Kai, the smile on her face froze as she stared at him blankly.
Xu Zhen was also somewhat dumbfounded as he turned to Yue He and asked, “Senior, didn’t you say Brother Yang was in seclusion? How… how…”
How could there be a woman in seclusion? And this woman was actually the leader of Sword Pavilion!
It was said that Yang Kai had spent a year in seclusion this time. Tsk tsk tsk, what had happened in the past year? Xu Zhen looked at Lu Xue and couldn’t help fantasizing about Yang Kai’s good fortune.
“What are you two doing here?” Yang Kai raised his head and saw Xu Zhen and Yue He, and he felt a little strange. The little fatty’s face was filled with a sly grin, but Yue He’s face was ashen, her tender body trembling slightly, her eyes spitting fire as she stared behind him.
Yang Kai turned his head and saw Lu Xue’s face redden as she lowered her head, “I’m afraid you’ve misunderstood…”
The Space Spirit Bead was placed in his bedroom. After returning from Hidden Dragon Mountain, he had naturally returned to his bedroom. If he hadn’t been seen by others, it wouldn’t have been a big deal, but now that he had been caught red-handed, they really would have thought of something they shouldn’t have.
“What misunderstanding!” Yue He sneered, turned around, flicked her sleeve, and left. Everywhere she went, a cold chill enveloped her, causing Guo Ziyan, who was walking towards her, to tremble in fear and quickly move to the side, afraid of being implicated.
Xu Zhen smiled slyly, “Brother Yang, there’s a fire in the backyard. Go put out the fire first, I’ll talk to you later.”
Yang Kai said seriously, “Brother Xu, you’ve really misunderstood. It’s not what you think.”
Xu Zhen said, “There’s no use explaining it to me.”
Yang Kai looked at Lu Xue and then back at him, shaking his head speechlessly. He had no intention of explaining anything, so he summoned Guo Ziyan and said, “Miss Lu Xue is one of us now, take her down and find a room to arrange for her to stay.”
“One of us!”
Guo Ziyan’s heart shook, faintly feeling that Yang Kai’s words had some deeper meaning, so he quickly replied, “Yes!”
Lu Xue excuse herself and left with Guo Ziyan.
Along the way, Guo Ziyan was very respectful, as if he wanted to worship her as his Madam, making Lu Xue feel even more ashamed.
Inside the guest hall, Chen Yue served a cup of tea and respectfully withdrew. Yang Kai and Xu Zhen sat across from each other at the table before Xu Zhen finally spoke.
“Brother Yang, I’ll give you another great opportunity!”
The last time he said this, he had helped Yang Kai refine the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottl Gourd. This time, Yang Kai was naturally interested and asked curiously, “Brother Xu, please speak.”
Xu Zhen said, “Brother Yang is an unparalleled genius, so you must have condensed a Seventh Grade Fire Element, right?”
There was no way to conceal this. Yue He had already told him that the appearance of the Golden Crow Sun Casting Divine Ability was equivalent to announcing this to the world.
Xu Zhen slowly said, “The Seventh Grade Golden Crow True Fire can only be suppressed by a Seventh Grade Wood Element. Brother Yang must also have the Seventh Grade Wood Element. In the battle two years ago, Brother Yang also used an Earth Element Divine Ability to form a shield. From what I can see, that shield’s Divine Ability is abnormally strong and extraordinary, so it should be a Seventh Grade too. In other words, Brother Yang has condensed at least three Seventh Grade of Wood, Fire, and Earth Element.”
“In the Yuan Magnetic Mountain, Brother Yang risked universal condemnation and even went as far as to fight thousands of enemies. In the end, he even sealed off the passage and examined everyone’s Space Rings, all for the sake of a Seventh Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone,” Xu Zhen said as he slowly shook his head, “Unfortunately, although the Yuan Magnetic Mountain is rich in resources, there are no Seventh Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stones. I’m afraid Brother Yang will be disappointed.”
Yang Kai smiled at him, “Brother Xu, have you ever heard of this saying?”
“What is it?” Xu Zhen asked curiously.
“Smart people usually don’t live long,” This little fatty had met him twice before, so he didn’t have much contact with him, yet he was able to infer so many things, almost flipping over Yang Kai’s old secrets, causing Yang Kai to shiver.
Xu Zhen quickly waved his hand and said, “I was just casually saying, Brother Yang, please don’t blame me, but Brother Yang’s ambition is to reach the Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage directly, this should be correct.”
Yang Kai looked at him indifferently, neither happy nor angry.
“The reason I came to find you this time is related to a Seventh Grade Treasure!” Xu Zhen suddenly lowered his voice.
Yang Kai’s expression changed slightly, “Seventh Grade Treasure? What attribute?”
If it was wood, fire, or earth, it would not be of much value to him, but if it was any other attribute, he would have to fight for it. Since entering the Great Ruins Boundary, he had only found a single Earth Dragon's Dragon Bead, and it was something he had obtained by chance. Even the Great Ruins Boundary's natural treasure vault was unable to find a seventh grade treasure, let alone the outside world.
Last time, when the Golden Crow’s corpse appeared, all the various forces fought over it, even sending out several High Rank Open Heaven Stage. Even if a Seventh Grade treasure really appeared in the Three Thousand Worlds, Yang Kai wouldn’t be able to compete for it.
To him, the Great Ruins Boundary was the most suitable place to display his strength.
“If I’m not mistaken, it should be Water Element!”
“Water Element!” Yang Kai’s eyes lit up. After the Gold Element, its the Water Element, which was also useful to him. Even if he couldn’t refine it now, collecting it first would be good.
However, he wasn’t blinded by this temptation and instead stared at Xu Zhen suspiciously, “Brother Xu, since there is a Seventh Grade Water Element treasure, why don’t you just take it? Don’t tell me there is two Water Element treasure.”
“Seventh Grade treasure are so precious, having one is already good enough, how could there possibly be two at the same time?” Xu Zhen laughed and shook his head, “It’s just that this trip may be a bit dangerous. Brother Yang’s strength is not bad, so I’m only bringing you along to embolden myself.”
Naturally, Yang Kai didn’t believe this. Little fatty was from Divine Cauldron Heaven, and although he had never seen him fight before, his strength was definitely not bad. Since he had said it was dangerous, then that place was truly dangerous. Yang Kai guessed that he had pulled him along to increase his combat strength.
“I won’t hide it from Brother Yang, this time it wasn’t just the two of us. A friend of mine discovered that place, and this time there were about five or six people travelling together.”
“Five or six people!” Yang Kai was amazed, and he even mentioned his friends. Those who could make him call them his friends were likely of extraordinary background and strength, most likely elite disciples from the Cave Heaven or Paradise.
Chuckling, he said, “There’s only one Seventh Grade treasure, but there are five or six of them. How do we split it?”
Xu Zhen grinned and said, “Let’s travel together. When we arrive, life and death, riches, and honor will all depend on fate!”
“Interesting!” Yang Kai’s heart was in turmoil. It had been a long time since he had experienced such a dangerous experience. Just listening to Xu Zhen talk about it made his blood boil and he couldn’t wait to set out right now.
“Does Brother Yang agree?” Xu Zhen asked.
“There’s one more question,” Yang Kai looked at him in confusion, “The last time Brother Xu asked me for a Sixth Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone, he condensed a Sixth Grade force. Why would he covet a Seventh Grade treasure now?”
Xu Zhen said, “Among the Yin-Yang + Five Elements, Wood and Water are the most gentle and have the least impact on Dao Seals. Although my ambition is to reach the Sixth Order Open Heaven directly, condensing Seventh Grade Wood and Water element is not a problem. Didn’t Brother Yang’s master tell you?”
Yang Kai suddenly realized that Xu Zhen’s method was the same as what he had suggested to his subordinates. Although his foundation had already been solidified, he could still obtain more strength from this foundation.
If his guess was right, this little fatty should have condensed a Seventh Grade Wood Element, but the others were only Sixth Grade and could only achieve Sixth Grade Open Heaven.
Yang Kai didn’t have a teacher or master to tell him this. Although the First Inn's Proprietress had treated him well before, she hadn’t expected him to have such great ambitions. He hadn’t expected her to tell him this, so he had learned a lot from Yue He.
Yang Kai laughed and said, “Right, there’s something I need Brother Xu’s help with.”
Xu Zhen asked, “What is it?”
“I would like to ask Xu Zhen to set up a great array in this Star City to enhance the defensive power of this array!”
Xu Zhen couldn’t help feeling somewhat speechless, “This Star City is Scarlet Star’s Star City, Brother Yang, you’re just using the title of Foreign Elder, what are you so concerned about?”
“It might be useful, it might be useful,” Yang Kai grinned.
Xu Zhen couldn’t refuse, so he could only say, “How about this, after we return, I’ll take action. Right now, we don’t have enough time. I’ve already made an agreement with those people that we only need five days to reach the deadline, so we have to leave tomorrow, otherwise it will be too late.”
TO BE CONTINUED...