Xu Zhen said, “I once saw some scattered records in a broken ancient book of the Sect, but although these records aren’t complete, I can confirm that these are undoubtedly the Three Thousand Worlds Tree. Everyone, please take a look, are there three thousand fruits on this fruit tree?”
With this reminder, everyone quickly turned to look at the Spirit Fruits. Everyone present was an extraordinary individual, and with a single glance, they could tell that there were exactly three thousand of them.
Xu Zhen’s expression became solemn, “Three thousand World Trees form three thousand World Fruits, one World Fruit, corresponding to the three thousand Great Daos. Each World Fruit is a small world of its own, just like the small universe inside the Open Heaven Stage's body.”
When everyone heard this, they were all shocked and couldn’t believe it. The fruit was only the size of a fist, but it was actually a small world? This was simply unimaginable.
Yang Kai’s expression suddenly changed!
Just now, his attention had been focused on the Spirit Fruit, so he hadn’t realized the crux of the matter. Now that he heard Xu Zhen’s words, he couldn’t help wondering if the Three Thousand World Tree in front of him was the World Tree mentioned by the Giant Spiritual God A' Da.
The Star Boundary’s great battle had caused the World Laws to shatter and the Star Boundary to face the risk of collapsing at any moment. Although many Great Emperors had joined forces to stabilize it, the Star Boundary could not last much longer.
Yang Kai had once asked A' Da for advice, but the latter had only told him that the World Tree should be the key to restoring the World Laws of the Star Boundary.
It was just that he had been wandering about in the Outer Universe and hadn’t been able to obtain any information about the World Tree, so he hadn’t thought he would be able to obtain a chance in this Unaging Land.
If the Three Thousand World Tree in front of him was something A' Da had mentioned, it would be the key to the survival of the Star Boundary!
Yang Kai’s eyes couldn’t help burning as he secretly thought about how he could uproot these Three Thousand World Tree.
“One fruit, one world…” Someone muttered, “Does that mean that brother fell into the world inside the fruit just now?”
“Yes!” Xu Zhen nodded, “This is his opportunity.”
Everyone suddenly understood. No wonder Xu Zhen had said that this person had been eaten by a fruit and had fallen into the world of the fruit
“If he can comprehend the mysteries, he will be able to escape, and the World Fruit will be his. If he cannot comprehend it…”
“What if he can’t comprehend it?” Ding Yi asked solemnly.
“Trapped there forever, you’ll never be able to escape!” Xu Zhen replied.
These words caused everyone’s hair to stand on end. No one knew what kind of situation the World Fruit was in, but if they were to be trapped inside for the rest of their lives, it wouldn’t end well.
“What kind of effect does this World Fruit have?” Someone else asked, “Since this Senior Brother recognized it, you must also know its effects, right?”
Xu Zhen grinned, “The effect of the World Fruit is amazing. It is a legendary treasure that can help Open Heaven Stage cultivators directly advance one rank!”
“What?” Shocked cries rang out as everyone stared at Xu Zhen in disbelief, trying to see if he was joking, but Xu Zhen’s face was filled with fanaticism, so how could he be joking?
“Help an Open Heaven Stage cultivator directly advance one rank? Really?”
“Is there such a divine treasure in this world?”
“How difficult is it to break through to the Open Heaven Stage? Can this fruit really help the Open Heaven Stage cultivator advance a rank?”
The breakthrough to the Open Heaven Stage was a result of years of accumulation. Every time one advanced one rank, it would take an enormous amount of time, resources, and many other restrictions.
Generally speaking, after a cultivator reached the Open Heaven Stage, even if they had enough time and resources, they would only be able to break through two or three ranks at most, with two ranks taking up ninety-nine percent of the total amount. There might not even be one who could break through three level for thousands of years.
This was because the Open Heaven Pill was an artificially refined pill. If one took too many of these pills, the effects they would have on a cultivator would gradually decrease until there was no effect at all.
Of course, if one was lucky enough to obtain the Open Heaven Pill, then there would be no such concerns. There were many mysteries in this world, one of which was that the Open Heaven Pill was formed from the Heavens and Earth and was extremely rare. This Open Heaven Pill had no side effects and anyone who obtained it could use its power to improve their own grade.
However, such Open Heaven Pills were extremely rare, and once they appeared, they would often be snatched from the various Cave Heaven Paradise. Ordinary cultivators had no chance of obtaining them.
Beside the Three Thousand World Tree, hundreds of cultivators were clamoring, obviously shocked by Xu Zhen’s words.
Xu Zhen said solemnly, “I didn’t believe it at first, but after seeing this World Fruit, I can’t help but believe it. The Open Heaven Stage's promotion is nothing more than expanding the small universe world inside one’s body and perfecting the power of the small universe. And looking at these World Fruits, each of them is a small world. If one can swallow and refine them, the benefits they bring to the Open Heaven Stage are unimaginable, so it’s only natural for them to be able to break through a level in the Open Heaven Stage.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly. Xu Zhen’s words weren’t wrong. This World Fruit was filled with the World Force and formed a small world of its own. If the Open Heaven Stage cultivator consumed it and refined it, it could indeed help them expand the Small Universe World inside their bodies and perfect their own small universe.
For a time, everyone’s eyes burned with greed as they stared at the World Fruits.
This was a Divine Treasure that could help an Open Heaven Stage master directly advance one level. Everyone present had harvested some benefits from the Great Ruins Boundary, so as long as they could leave safely, it shouldn’t be a problem for them to break through to the Open Heaven Stage in the future. If they could obtain a World Fruit in advance, they would be able to reach the Fourth Order, the Fifth Order, the Sixth Order, or even the Seventh Order. A World Fruit would save them many years of hard work.
Even if they didn’t consume it, if they sold it, they would definitely be able to make those Open Heaven Stage masters fight over it.
“However, don’t think too highly of it!” Xu Zhen suddenly laughed and said loudly, “Although this World Fruit is a Divine Treasure with extraordinary effects, it is not omnipotent. This fruit is divided into three grades. The lowest rank World Fruit can only help a Low rank Open Heaven Stage to advance one rank. A Mid Rank World Fruit can help a Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage to advance one rank while while a High Rank World Fruit can help a High Rank Open Heaven Stage to advance one rank.”
“This fruit is also divided into three grades?” Xiang Ying raised his brow.
Xu Zhen nodded and said, “This is what I saw in the records. Don’t ask me how to differentiate them, I don’t know. I only know that most of the Spirit Fruits on this fruit tree are Low Rank, with only a few being Mid Rank. As for High Rank, there may be some, but there may not be any. Even if there are, there are very few.”
As he spoke, his Divine Sense swept over the Spirit Fruit, but although these Spirit Fruits looked small, they actually formed a world of their own. All of the Divine Senses that were sent to examine it were swallowed up, and no one was able to see any clues, let alone determine their quality. From their appearance, these fruits didn’t look much different, as if they were carved from the same mold.
However, even if there were no High Rank fruits, the fruits of this tree were still enough to make one’s eyes turn red.
Ding Yi laughed loudly, "I deserve to be rich, hahahaha!"
Among everyone present, his Emperor Heaven, had the most number, so even if he divided the Spirit Fruits evenly, he would still be able to obtain quite a few. However, the prerequisite was that he had to pluck these Spirit Fruits.
Xu Zhen seemed to know what he was thinking and smiled slightly, “Although there are many World Fruits here, everyone only has one chance. If you have already picked one, you won’t be able to enter the World Fruits again.”
“What kind of bullshit logic is this?” Ding Yi couldn’t help glaring.
Xu Zhen said, “I’m not sure either. In fact, I’ve only seen some records from ancient books, so I don’t know much about this fruit tree.”
Ding Yi pondered for a moment before asking, “Only by entering that World Fruit and comprehending its mysteries will we have a chance to obtain the World Fruit?”
Xu Zhen nodded slightly, “That’s what I saw.”
Ding Yi nodded and grinned, “Whether it is or not, we’ll know once we try.” As he spoke, he called out to his subordinates and selected a dozen or so people from the group to forcefully obtain the World Fruit.
The dozen or so people all rubbed their fists as they approached the Three Thousand World Tree.
Yang Kai and the others watched silently, not showing any intention of stopping him. There were many things they didn’t understand about the Three Thousand World Tree, so they wanted to use Emperor Heaven's people to probe it.
A moment later, the dozen or so people all used various methods to grab the World Fruits.
However, no matter what they did, the World Fruit didn’t move at all. All their methods were like stones sinking into the sea, disappearing without a trace. Some people even used a Divine Ability to attack the World Fruit, but it was still swallowed by the fruit and the Spirit Fruit remained unharmed.
A moment later, Ding Yi called back those people and the result of this probing was obvious. It was impossible to forcibly take the Spirit Fruit, so he could only follow Xu Zhen’s instructions and enter the World Fruit.
“Since that’s the case, let’s make a trip.” Someone laughed and stepped forward, flying to a tree trunk and reaching out to grab a spirit fruit. The moment he touched it, his figure disappeared.
As soon as this person moved, many of the remaining cultivators couldn’t sit still anymore and flew up to the Three Thousand World Tree to choose different spirit fruits.
In the blink of an eye, more than a hundred figures disappeared.
Some of the remaining cultivators were still quietly observing while others hesitated, wondering if they should risk their lives. After all, Xu Zhen had said before that entering the World Fruits was risky. If they succeeded, they would be able to pick the spirit fruit, but if they failed, they would be trapped inside for the rest of their lives. There was no other possibility.
Xiang Ying and the young man who obtained A' Ku also chose a Spirit Fruit and entered the World Fruit.
Ding Yi pointed his broadsword and shouted, “Brothers, the opportunity is right in front of you. Whether you can grasp it or not is up to you. I won’t force you. Those who wish to remain mediocre can stay, but those who wish to soar will have to fight with me!”
Saying so, he was the first to rush over, found the highest spirit fruit, grabbed it, and disappeared.
Some people from Emperor Heaven's group followed closely behind, each choosing their own targets. Some shook their heads and sighed, following the original path down the mountain. After all, not everyone had Ding Yi’s courage.
Xu Zhen didn’t move, and neither did Yang Kai. Both of them wanted to find out the grade of these Spirit Fruits, but after staring for a long time, neither of them found anything.
A moment later, Xu Zhen shook his head, “Brother Yang, I’ll take my leave first.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Brother Xu, take care.”
TO BE CONTINUED...