The Shadowless Gauze was something Yang Kai had obtained in the Seven Skillful Land. It had originally been given to his disciple, Du Rufeng, by the Protector Venerable of Fire Spiritual Land, Duan Hai. Since Du Rufeng had been killed by Yang Kai, the Shadowless Gauze had naturally become Yang Kai’s spoils of war.
Duan Hai’s cultivation was at the Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage, so the Shadowless Gauze's grade was extraordinary. Once it was used, it could conceal one’s aura and figure. It could conceal one’s movements against the Low Rank Open HEaven, making it a rare treasure.
Back on the Sun Star, Yang Kai had used this treasure to avoid the detection of many Low Rank Open Heaven Stage, eventually approaching the Golden Crow’s corpse and obtaining it.
Later, in the First Inn, the Shadowless Gauze was taken away by the Proprietress and asked a Grandmaster to refine it again, allowing the effect of the Shadowless Gauze to increase by another level.
The Proprietress had said that the Low Rank Open Heaven would not be able to see through it, even if it was a Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage, if one didn’t pay attention to it, they wouldn’t be able to see through it.
In the Great Ruins Boundary, without the power of Open Heaven, the Shadowless Gauze was a rare treasure.
Gu Pan’s eyesight was quite good, and after being enveloped by the Shadowless Gauze, she was able to see how extraordinary this thing was and praised, “Senior Brother’s treasure is really good.”
Yang Kai chuckled, “Junior Sister came from Langya Paradise and is a disciple of a great Sect, so how could this thing be worthy of Junior Sister’s attention?”
Gu Pan said seriously, “This is the first time I’ve gone out to gain experience.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Then Junior Sister is really unlucky.”
Lowering her head, she said somewhat sadly, “Master and fellow apprentices must be worried.”
Seeing her act like a little girl, Yang Kai couldn’t help but comfort her, “Don’t worry, there will be a day when you can leave. When that time comes, you can naturally reunite.”
“Senior Brother is right,” Gu Pan nodded repeatedly.
“Shh!” Yang Kai raised a finger, “Don’t speak for now, we’re about to reach the island. There seem to be a lot of Sea Clan people there.”
On the shore, there were indeed many Sea Clan cultivators stationed here. On the beach, there were many bonfires, and beside these bonfires, there were many houses made of palm leaves. Many Sea Clan cultivators came and went, and on these bonfires, some food was being baked, releasing a tempting fragrance.
Yang Kai quietly observed them and couldn’t help frowning. He found that these Sea Clan people were just as Lin Feng had said, all of them had strange shapes, some had fish heads, some had gills, some had fish scales on their feet, and some were covered in fish scales all over their body.
These Sea Clan cultivators all had human forms, but none of them looked like humans, all of them retaining a large portion of their Sea Clan's characteristics.
This reminded him of the mantis head he had encountered in Sword Pavilion Star City.
It was the same for that guy. He had a humanoid form, but he had a praying mantis head, and even his two arms looked like arm blades.
Yang Kai suddenly understood. The World Laws of the Great Ruins Boundary were probably different from the outside world, so it should be quite difficult for Monster Beasts to take human form.
Many Sea Clan cultivators had gathered together and were speaking a strange language that even Yang Kai couldn’t understand, but seeing their peaceful expressions, he knew that his guess was correct. Lin Feng and the others must have taken a detour and not landed here, otherwise there would have been a great battle here.
The Sea Clan soldiers on the beach were all miscellaneous, seemingly unable to withstand a single blow. Yang Kai wasn’t afraid, but since he wanted to sneak in, it was best not to alert them.
On the other hand, the aura around him suddenly became chaotic. Yang Kai turned his head and saw that Gu Pan’s face was slightly pale, her cheeks puffed up, and a strange sound came from her throat.
Yang Kai was startled, “Junior Sister, what’s wrong?”
Gu Pan wanted to cry, “Senior Brother, I want to vomit!” Saying so, she covered her mouth with her hand.
Yang Kai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Although they’re a bit ugly, they shouldn’t be so disgusting. Don’t vomit, don’t vomit, otherwise we’ll be in trouble.”
Gu Pan quickly nodded, her big eyes filled with mist as she lowered her head to avoid looking at the Sea Clan.
Suddenly, a voice rang out, talking about the incident a few months ago. The reason the Sea Clan had arranged their forces here was to prevent that person from coming again.
Yang Kai understood that they were talking about Lin Feng.
When he turned his head, he saw two people who looked quite different from the other Sea Clan cultivators standing in front of a bonfire, chatting happily.
The auras of these two Sea Clan people weren’t weak at all, and their clothing was quite exquisite. It seemed their status amongst the Sea Clan wasn’t low.
One of the fish heads suddenly turned to look in Yang Kai’s direction with a suspicious look.
“What’s wrong?” Another Sea Clan cultivator asked.
The Sharp Fish Head replied, “It’s nothing, someone seemed to have glanced at me just now.” Ignoring him, it continued chatting with its companion.
Under the Shadowless Gauze, Yang Kai withdrew his gaze, his heart trembling.
This Shadowless Gauze was good, but when he used it, he still had to pay attention to his vision. The strength of the fish monster just now wasn’t very strong, just by glancing at it, he could sense it. If he really encountered some powerful master, he might be seen through.
Moving forward silently, Yang Kai avoided the piles of bonfires and squads of Sea Clan until four hours later, he brought Gu Pan to a jungle.
Using his Divine Sense, Yang Kai found that there was no aura of life around him, and this place was extremely remote. Yang Kai put away his Shadowless Gauze and said, “Let’s take a rest first.”
Shadowless Gauze was an Open Heaven Artifact after all, so Yang Kai had to expend a lot of energy to activate it. There was no telling when a great battle would break out in this damned place, so he naturally had to maintain his focus.
Gu Pan’s face was still pale as she fumbled around for a stone and sat down, taking out an item from her Space Ring and staring at it resentfully.
Yang Kai focused his gaze and was somewhat speechless.
What Gu Pan was holding in her hand was a small dried fish, half a foot long and golden in color. It should have been cooked in peace. Thinking back to what she had been eating, Yang Kai suddenly realized that this woman had been busy eating dried fish!
However, at this moment, the usually delicious dried fish would occasionally transform into strange shapes in her eyes, causing her to turn pale and retch.
Seeing this, Yang Kai immediately understood that the reason she wanted to vomit was not because she was frightened, but because she was thinking about her dried fish. He couldn’t help laughing, “Junior Sister, this thing has nothing to do with that fish monster, don’t think too much about it.”
Looking up, her eyes filled with tears, “Really?”
Yang Kai was startled and quickly nodded, “Of course it’s true! Those fish monster are both fishy and smelly, how could they compare to this dried fish? This is the world’s greatest delicacy!”
Gu Pan’s eyes immediately lit up, “Senior Brother also thinks so?”
Yang Kai chuckled, “It seems you think so too.”
Looking around, Gu Pan nodded, “The dried fish is the best, but unfortunately, Master doesn’t allow it.”
“Master isn’t here,” Yang Kai winked at her.
“Second Senior Sister also said so,” Gu Pan looked at Yang Kai in surprise, “Second Senior Sister always secretly makes me a lot of dried fish.”
Saying so, she mustered her courage, grabbed the dried fish, and took a bite. The next moment, she narrowed her eyes and began chewing, all of the gloominess from before disappearing.
When she ate, she ate silently, chewing slowly but fast.
In the blink of an eye, a small dried fish entered her stomach and she took out another one.
After eating more than ten pieces, she suddenly came to a realization and looked up at Yang Kai, asking in embarrassment, “Senior Brother, do you want some?” Saying so, she handed the half-eaten dried fish to Yang Kai.
Yang Kai accepted it with a smile, “I also want to try your Second Senior Sister’s cooking!” After eating, regardless of whether it was delicious or not, he couldn’t help praising it, causing Gu Pan to nod repeatedly in agreement.
After interacting with her for a while, Yang Kai could tell that this girl wasn’t scheming and had probably been raised in a greenhouse since she was a child. She had also said that this was the first time she had come out to experience the Great Ruins Boundary.
Since she didn’t have any ulterior motives, Yang Kai didn’t want to beat around the bush with her. Just as he was about to ask her about Zhang Ruoxi, his expression suddenly changed and he quickly summoned his Shadowless Gauze to cover the two of them.
“Senior Brother?” Gu Pan was puzzled.
“Someone’s coming,” Yang Kai whispered.
A moment later, with a series of rustling sounds, a group of fish monster walked over from the other side of the forest. The leader was less than three meter tall and held a steel trident in his hand. It was unknown what kind of fish monster had taken human form, but its body was round and it didn’t even have a neck. Its head was attached to its body, making it look like a meatball.
This should be a group of patrolling fish monsters shuttling through the jungle.
Suddenly, the leading Fish Monster stopped in its tracks, its nostrils flaring as if it had discovered something.
The fish monster’s sense of smell should be quite good. While sniffing, it approached Yang Kai and Gu Pan, followed by a group of subordinates.
Yang Kai lowered his head and glanced down at Gu Pan, his heart filled with speechlessness as he saw the remnants of dried fish at the corner of her mouth.
Gu Pan also seemed to notice this and reached out to touch it before blushing.
A moment later, the fish monster had already arrived about three meters away from Yang Kai and was still sniffing around. Its hideous and disgusting appearance made one feel nauseous, and the smelly stench was even stronger.
“Senior Brother, I can’t take it anymore,” Gu Pan said in a low voice. Suddenly, she raised her hand and a brush appeared in her hand. She drew in the air and a Yin Yang Tai Chi Diagram smashed down.
The Yin Yang Force swirled and enveloped all the fish monster.
Screams rang out as the fish monsters were ground to dust.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and grabbed the leading fish monster, instantly rescuing him.
With the two of them attacking, the Shadowless Gauze also lost its effect, completely exposing their whereabouts.
The fish monster had just escaped death and was still in a state of shock. When it raised its head and saw Yang Kai and Gu Pan, it flew into a rage, “How dare you ambush the great Urala!”
“Urala?” Yang Kai looked over in confusion.
The fish monster raised its hand and pointed backwards, declaring arrogantly, “I am the great Urala, quickly release me, otherwise you will die…”
With a bang, Yang Kai punched him in the eye, causing the great Urala’s eyes to roll back as it fainted.
TO BE CONTINUED...