He had been captured by Yang Kai several times and had tried to escape several times, but to no avail. Now, he had given up all thoughts of escaping, but this guy was too evil. He was unlucky and couldn’t bear to see others have a good time, so naturally, he wanted Yang Kai to collect the other Holy Medicine and accompany him.
Little Mushroom shrank her neck and said, “That guy isn’t easy to deal with, let’s just forget about it.”
Grape glared at her, “Our Old Master’s divine skills are unparalleled, even you can’t charm him. Although that Bamboo isn’t someone to be trifled with, how could he possibly defeat Old Master?”
“Bamboo?” Yang Kai raised his brow, “What kind of holy medicine is this bamboo?”
Grape said, “Old Master doesn’t know, but that guy is no ordinary bamboo. It’s very fragrant. If it can be boiled into a pot of soup, it will definitely increase Old Master’s strength greatly.”
Yang Kai didn’t comment, “Since it’s nearby, let’s go take a look.”
“Old Master, come this way, I’ll show you the way!” Pu Baixiong was extremely polite. He had probably suffered greatly under the hands of that Bamboo before, so this time he wanted to use Yang Kai to take revenge.
Yang Kai was well aware of this, so he didn’t point it out. Regardless of whether the bamboo was a Holy Medicine or not, since it had taken form, it definitely had some extraordinary properties, so taking it away wasn’t a bad idea.
Half a day later, a purple bamboo forest appeared in front of them.
Pu Baixiong climbed onto Yang Kai’s shoulder and shrunk his head, staring at the bamboo forest vigilantly as he whispered, “Old Master, that’s that guy’s lair. Old Master, you must be careful, these bamboo are all his disciples and grand-disciples, they’re not to be provoked.”
Yang Kai nodded and quickly stepped into the bamboo forest.
The surrounding purple bamboos moved without any wind, and suddenly, one of them lashed out like lightning.
Yang Kai let out a light cry of surprise and raised his hand to block it, feeling that the force of this blow was ten thousand kilograms heavy.
Chi chi chi…
The purple bamboos seemed to have a mind of their own as they flew towards Yang Kai like a storm.
Yang Kai snorted lightly as the Golden Crow True Fire spread out, causing the Purple Bamboos to immediately avoid it, not daring to approach.
“I'm about to be cooked…” Little Mushroom climbed onto Yang Kai’s other shoulder, tears welling up in her eyes.
Pu Baixiong shouted, “Old Master will naturally protect you and me, what are you worried about!”
Little Mushroom stretched out her hand to touch her body, and after confirming that there was nothing unusual, she let out a long sigh.
With the raging flames, Yang Kai quickly arrived at the center of this bamboo forest, but when he looked up, he didn’t see the bamboo Pu Baixiong had mentioned. Instead, there were traces of battle.
From these traces, it was clear that the battle had broken out quickly and ended quickly. It was likely that one side had been easily subdued.
“Someone took away the bamboo here before I did,” Yang Kai said thoughtfully. Although the bamboo had transformed into a human shape, it shouldn’t have much combat strength, just like Pu Baixiong and Little Mushroom, so it was natural for it to be subdued by cultivators.
Pu Baixiong felt that it was a pity, “If I had known this, we should have come here sooner.”
Although Yang Kai also felt a little regretful, he didn’t care too much about it. He had already obtained two Holy Medicine, so this trip to the Unaging Land was not in vain. Of course, if he didn’t obtain the most important Innate Spirit Fruit, he wouldn’t be able to leave the Great Ruins Boundary safely.
Yue He and the others were still in Zhu Jiuyin’s hands, so he had to exchange the Innate Spirit Fruit for their safety.
After exiting the Purple Bamboo Forest, not long after, a group of cultivators suddenly rushed towards them, some of them covered in dirt and some of them were injured and covered in blood.
As soon as they saw Yang Kai, they were all shocked, but after seeing his face clearly, the leading cultivator asked happily, “Foreign Elder Yang?”
Yang Kai didn’t pay any attention to them at first, but when he heard this shout, he turned his head and glanced over, “People from Scarlet Star?”
Only Scarlet Star’s disciples would call him such a name. After all, he was still a nominally Foreign Elder of Scarlet Star and had relied on this title to plunder a massive amount of wealth from Scarlet Star.
“Scarlet Star’s Deng Qi greets Foreign Elder Yang!” The leading cultivator quickly stepped forward to greet him, while the rest of the group also hurriedly bowed, their expressions filled with fear as they stared at Yang Kai.
Seeing Pu Baixiong and Little Mushroom on Yang Kai’s shoulders, they couldn’t help feeling surprised.
Yang Kai nodded, “What’s wrong?”
Deng Qi’s face was filled with shame as he said, “We brothers were ordered by the various Managers to enter this place to search for treasures. We discovered something there, but before we could explore further, we were chased out.”
Yang Kai frowned, “What kind of background does the other party have?”
Deng Qi sweated, “I don’t know, I’ve never seen it before.”
Deng Qi felt even more ashamed, “Alone.”
Yang Kai’s brow rose. To be able to drive Deng Qi and the others away by himself, his strength was truly not bad. Deng Qi’s group had more than a hundred people, and Deng Qi himself was a Low Rank Open Heaven, a Great Commander in Scarlet Star, on par with Guo Ziyan. [Hoogsway: Oho, it seems author forgot again, open heaven shouldn't be able to get in, right?]
Could it be one of Lin Feng and Xu Zhen’s group? These elite disciples from the Cave Heaven Paradise should have this ability.
Yang Kai nodded slightly, “Since you’re lucky enough to survive, you should cherish this opportunity. There are many dangers in this Unaging Land, so everyone should be careful.”
Seeing that Yang Kai had no intention of standing up for them, Deng Qi couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed, but as the Great Commander of Scarlet Star, he also understood the grudges between Yang Kai and Scarlet Star, so he didn’t dare to show any resentment.
Seeing that Yang Kai was about to leave, Deng Qi quickly called out, “Foreign Elder, please wait!”
Yang Kai stopped and looked at him, “Is there anything else?”
Deng Qi cupped his fists and said, “Foreign Elder should know that the place my brother and the others found seems to have some Taiyi Clean Soul Water.”
“Taiyi Clean Soul Water?” Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Are you sure?”
Deng Qi suddenly said, “It’s too far away so I can’t see it clearly, but it’s very likely that it’s the Taiyi Clean Soul Water.”
Yang Kai quickly asked for directions, and Deng Qi naturally told him everything he knew. After pointing out the location, Yang Kai sped off.
If it was an ordinary treasure, Yang Kai wouldn’t have put it in his eyes. Over the years, he had made a fortune in the Great Ruins Boundary and his vision was extraordinary. He had also collected two Holy Medicine from this Unaging Land, so how could he care about ordinary treasures?
However, this Extreme Taiyi Clean Soul Water was different, it was extremely rare.
The reason why Meng Hong was able to reconstruct his foundation was because he had used the Taiyi Clean Soul Water to wash away the Yin-Yang Five Elements in his Dao Seal. It could be said that the Taiyi Clean Soul Water was the foundation for a cultivator to start over.
If there was a cultivator like Meng Hong who wanted to break down and rebuild, they would need the Taiyi Clean Soul Water.
Meng Hong’s portion was also obtained by chance. The value of a portion of Taiyi Clean Soul Water was no less than a sixth grade material.
Although this thing was useless to Yang Kai, in the future, his friends and family might need it. Even if they didn’t need it, it would be good to exchange it for other treasures. Now that they were fated to meet, how could he miss this opportunity?
Moving like lightning, he soon arrived at the place Deng Qi had mentioned.
Looking around, Yang Kai was slightly surprised to see that there were many people gathered here, and they were all fighting. The scene was quite chaotic.
It had only been an hour since he met Deng Qi, and according to Deng Qi, they had been driven away by one person.
In other words, these people had also arrived here within this hour, most likely attracted by the previous battle and had come to investigate.
However, although there were many people here, Yang Kai didn’t really care.
All of Yang Kai’s attention was drawn to a white jade stone trough. Inside the white jade stone trough, a pool of clear water quietly flowed. Yang Kai’s heart shook as he thought to himself that this was indeed the Taiyi Clean Soul Water.
He had seen this thing in Meng Hong’s hands before, so now that he see it again, he naturally wouldn’t mistake it.
The value of the Taiyi Clean Soul Water was enormous, so it was no wonder it attracted so many people to fight over it. It was even possible to tell how many groups of people were fighting here, and from time to time, cultivators would fall to the ground and die.
There were also a number of people who stood at the side and watched coldly. Although they tried their best to remain calm, they could not hide the greed in their eyes.
Yang Kai’s arrival didn’t attract too much attention, but the two Holy Medicine on his shoulder did.
Little Mushroom shivered in fear and hid her head under the Mushroom Umbrella, not daring to show her face. Pu Baixiong suddenly whispered into Yang Kai’s ear, “Old Master, that bamboo!”
Yang Kai was stunned and turned his head to see a cultivator holding a purple bamboo in his hand looking towards him. This purple bamboo was about three feet long and was covered in a purple glow, making it look quite extraordinary.
Was this the bamboo? Previously, Pu Baixiong had brought him to the Purple Bamboo Forest in order to collect another Holy Medicine, but he hadn’t expected that someone would beat him to it.
As for the one who obtained this purple bamboo, it was a black-clothed youth. He looked quite young and had a cold expression.
At this moment, he was looking towards Yang Kai, his eyes sweeping over Pu Baixiong and Little Mushroom before nodding towards Yang Kai.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before moving closer to the black-clothed youth. The latter’s brow was furrowed, obviously somewhat fearful, but he still stood in place and did not move.
A moment later, Yang Kai stood still, but before he could say anything, Pu Baixiong suddenly jumped down, put his hands on his waist, and shouted, “Stinky Bamboo, you’ve also had your day, have you been plucked? Hahahaha!”
The purple bamboo in the young man’s hand grew a pair of eyes as he looked down at Pu Baixiong and sneered, “I was wondering who it was, so it’s you, you damned grape. Are you here to fight?”
Pu Baixiong was furious, “Junior is too young and doesn’t know the immensity of heaven and earth. In the past, it was Grandpa Pu who gave in to you, do you really think I’m afraid of you!?”
The purple bamboo shook violently and broke free from the young man’s grasp, transforming into a bamboo monster the moment it landed on the ground. It had a slender figure, two long legs, and two green leaves on its head. Raising his hand, he plucked out a bamboo branch and whipped it towards Pu Baixiong, “If you dare take advantage of me, I’ll whip your grapes!”
Pu Baixiong was not to be outdone, his roots dancing like long whips as he fought the bamboo.
Suddenly, Pu Baixiong let out a cry of pain as a big bump appeared on his head, he was hit hard by the bamboo, causing him to cry tears of pain. The Purple Bamboo didn’t show any mercy and instead pulled out another bamboo stick from the side of his head, holding it with both hands as if brandishing two long swords, forcing Pu Baixiong to retreat step by step, even cutting off a few of his roots.
TO BE CONTINUED...