As soon as the grape was taken advantage of, Little Mushroom saw this and went up to try to stop it, but it was also hit by the bamboo, causing it to tumble a few times before its invisible spores flew out, causing the surrounding cultivators to become dizzy and their vision to blur.
Little Mushroom said aggrievedly, “Stinky Bamboo, if you hit me, I’ll fight you!”
Lowering her head, she charged towards the bamboo and was pulled back by the other party’s sword, causing her to fall to the ground with tears streaming down her face.
Grape flew into a rage, “You dare bully Little Mushroom, I’ll fight with you too!”
The roots danced about as if they had grown countless arms and were fighting with the bamboo, as if they wanted to take him down with them.
The black-clothed youth’s figure swayed slightly, his eyes becoming somewhat confused as he suddenly shook his head, “Illusion?”
With a wave of his hand, he caught the bamboo in his hand. The purple bamboo glowed with a purple light and enveloped the young man, dispersing the invisible spores and allowing him to instantly awaken.
Looking up, he saw that the surrounding cultivators were all in a daze, obviously unknowingly falling into an illusion. Some of them were laughing while others were flying around, causing his blood to run cold.
Bamboo said, “Little brat, don’t be afraid, Old Master Zhu is here, Little Mushroom’s illusion can’t do anything to you!”
The young man in black nodded.
Yang Kai also grabbed Pu Baixiong and Little Mushroom and placed them on his left and right shoulders before turning to the young man with interest, “How should I address you?”
After a moment of silence, the young man cupped his fists and said, “Xiang Ying greets Senior Brother Yang!”
Yang Kai raised his brow, “You recognize me?”
Xiang Ying said, “Senior Brother Yang’s great name resounds like thunder in my ears.”
“Bad reputation, right?” Yang Kai smiled faintly.
Xiang Ying’s brow wrinkled as he couldn’t figure out what Yang Kai was trying to say. He had heard that Yang Kai’s reputation was incomparably fierce, killing thousands of people from Thunder Light and Sword Pavilion in a single battle and even slaughtering tens of thousands of people from Sword Pavilion’s Star City. He could be said to be a killer star that had descended upon the world, but now that he had seen him in person, he realized that there was a gap between him and the rumors.
However, he didn’t know Yang Kai very well, so he didn’t dare to jump to conclusions and was wary of him.
“I’m here to get that Taiyi Clean Soul Water, does Brother Xiang have any advice for me?” Yang Kai turned his head to look at him.
Although there were many people here, all of them had fallen into an illusion and their minds were in a state of chaos. The only ones who were awake were Yang Kai and Xiang Ying.
Xiang Ying said lightly, “Everything depends on own methods!”
Obviously, he wasn’t willing to back down, as the Taiyi Clean Soul Water was extremely attractive to him.
Yang Kai nodded and stared at the purple bamboo in his hand before changing the subject, “Brother Xiang’s bamboo is extraordinary, are you willing to part with it?”
Before Xiang Ying could speak, the Bamboo angrily shouted, “Don’t even think about this Old Master Zhu, you’re just like that Grape, you’re definitely not a good person.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help but laugh, “It seems we’re not fated.” He was just asking casually. Since this bamboo was unwilling, Yang Kai didn’t want to force it. If he really wanted to snatch it, Xiang Ying shouldn’t be his opponent.
Ignoring him, Yang Kai stepped forward.
Grape nervously said, “Old Master, be careful, this place is a bit strange.”
Yang Kai smiled lightly, “It’s naturally impossible for it to be unguarded where the World Spiritual Objects treasure is located, but even if there are thousands of dangers, we can easily break through them!”
Saying so, he and Xiang Ying both rushed forward simultaneously.
The moment their figures flickered, the two of them each sent out a palm strike towards the other. With a loud bang, Yang Kai’s body trembled slightly as he let out a light cry of surprise, only to see Xiang Ying take three steps back and not be sent flying.
“Amazing!” Yang Kai exclaimed.
Although it was just a brief encounter, Yang Kai could still tell that this Xiang Ying was extraordinary. In his palm, there were several types of Yin-Yang Five elements forces which were extremely powerful, and all of them were at the Sixth Grade.
In other words, what Xiang Ying had condensed were all sixth grade Open Heaven materials!
If it weren’t for this, he wouldn’t have been able to receive this palm strike!
Yang Kai raised his brow and asked, “Brother Xiang is a disciple of a Cave Heaven Paradise?” From what he saw, only those who came from Cave Heaven Paradise had the ability to condense a Sixth Grade materials.
Xiang Ying stabilized his body and suppressed the surging blood in his heart as he said in admiration, “Seeing is better than hearing a hundred times. Senior Brother Yang is truly amazing. This little brother’s background is humble, and I don’t come from a Cave Heaven Paradise!”
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “I understand!”
This Xiang Ying was also a Bearer. Only the power of the Holy Spirit could cultivate such an outstanding Bearer, but no one knew which Holy Spirit's Bearer he was.
He had long heard from Zhu Jiuyin that many Holy Spirits had secretly cultivated their Bearer, allowing them to cultivate diligently these past few years to increase their strength, so that they can seize the opportunity in the Unaging Land, but so far, Yang Kai only knew about Xu Zhen and the others, but he had never expected to encounter one here.
No wonder he was able to collect the Purple Bamboo. Since he was the Bearer of the Holy Spirit, he naturally had the ability to do so.
As he spoke, Yang Kai’s footsteps didn’t stop as he quickly approached the white jade stone trough.
Seeing this, Xiang Ying’s expression changed slightly as a layer of blood mist suddenly burst out from his body. Obviously, he had used some kind of Secret Technique, causing his speed to greatly increase as he also rushed towards the white jade stone trough.
Right now, only the two of them were fighting over the Taiyi Clean Soul Water. Whoever could reach the white jade stone trough first would gain the initiative, so he naturally wasn’t willing to fall behind.
But soon, a look of shock appeared on his face, because no matter how hard he tried, he was unable to approach the white jade stone trough.
Turning his head, Yang Kai also showed a stunned expression.
The white jade stone trough wasn’t too far away from the two of them, only about a thousand feet away. With their strength, this distance was essentially nonexistent, allowing them to arrive in a single step.
However, the strange thing was that no matter how the two of them ran, the distance between them and the white jade stone trough didn’t decrease in the slightest. The white jade stone trough was only about a thousand feet away from them.
Looking around, he saw that the cultivators were still trapped in the illusion and the distance between them hadn’t changed much, as if he and Yang Kai had been stuck in the same place.
Xiang Ying’s expression became solemn as cold sweat dripped down his forehead. This situation was too strange, something he had never encountered before.
After flying for a while, a large number of people suddenly appeared out of nowhere. These people had been invisible all this time, but now they had suddenly appeared like ghosts, all of them desperately trying to approach the white jade stone trough, but unfortunately, they were unable to do anything.
There were also some cultivators who stopped in their tracks and stared at the people around them like they were idiots.
Yang Kai and Xiang Ying both jumped in shock. What was going on with these people? Where did they come from? These people were definitely not the ones who had been caught in the illusion, because those guys were still trapped in the illusion.
“Two more,” An old man laughed.
“Sigh, it’s over now, I’m afraid we won’t be able to leave this place. Just how could there not be any dangers around this World Spiritual Objects? It turns out that this danger is impossible to detect, it’s impossible to know, only by stepping into this place will we know.” Another middle-aged man standing in place shook his head and sighed, his face filled with despair.
“What the hell is this place? I want to get out of here!” Someone ran in the opposite direction but was unable to escape from this place. The white jade stone trough had a radius of a thousand feet, and it was as if there was an invisible cage trapping everyone inside. This cage was strange and unpredictable, and no matter which direction they ran, they couldn’t escape.
Yang Kai looked around for a moment before stopping and asking, “Mushroom, is this an illusion?”
Little Mushroom shook her head like a rattle, “I don’t feel anything.”
The Profound Bright Imaginary Mushroom itself had the ability to create illusions, so since she said so, it shouldn’t be an illusion. Moreover, Yang Kai hadn’t noticed any traces of an illusion, if it really was an illusion, the Soul Warming Lotus could break it.
“It’s not an illusion…” Yang Kai’s brow wrinkled as he turned his head towards a nearby person and asked, “Senior, how long have you been here?”
The old man was the one who had spoken just now. Hearing this, he said, “Ah, I’ve been trapped here for three days. This old master was the first to come in, and these guys have been coming in one after another these past few days.”
Yang Kai was speechless. There were at least several hundred cultivators trapped here. In other words, during these past three days, these several hundred people had discovered the Taiyi Clean Soul Water and wanted to obtain it, but in the end, they had fallen into this strange cage and were unable to extricate themselves. He and Xiang Ying were the last to enter, so the reason why they hadn’t discovered these people before was likely because they hadn’t completely entered this invisible cage.
Only by stepping into this place could one see these people.
“Did Senior discover anything?” Yang Kai asked again.
The old man sighed, “If I had found something, how could this old master have been trapped here?” Raising his head, he shouted, “Don’t run, you can’t run. This old master has been running here for three days, but I haven’t even come close to the stone trough. How much longer do you want to run?”
Hearing this, everyone gradually stopped.
Someone asked, “What’s going on with this place? I clearly feel like I’m moving forward, so why am I still standing here?”
This was something no one could understand, so it was extremely strange.
“There may be a natural formation here, an Illusion Array or a Bewildering Array. If we don’t break this formation, we will be trapped here forever.”
“How do we break this formation? Does any of you here know anything about formations?”
“This little brother knows a thing or two about it, but I can’t tell what it is. Perhaps it’s because I’m too ignorant and my cultivation is too shallow.”
“Then what should we do? Are we supposed to wait here for death?”
The group of people were making a ruckus, one after another.
The old man kept trying to calm everyone down and finally managed to calm the situation down. He said loudly, “Since no one know how the break the formation, this old master’s opinion is to break it with brute force. If we all attack together and use our strongest strength, this old master doesn’t believe this dogshit formation can withstand it!”
“Old Sir’s words are reasonable!” Someone agreed, “With so many of us here, even if there really is a great formation here, we can definitely break it.”
“After breaking the formation, everyone will have a share of the Taiyi Clean Soul Water!” Someone shouted.
No one responded to these words, causing him to lose interest.
TO BE CONTINUED...