On a certain Spiritual Mountain in the Seven Skillful Land, Yang Kai found a good place to take Xu Huang’s corpse out of his Mysterious Small World and place it in the grave he had dug.
After Xu Huang’s death, Yang Kai had taken his corpse into the Mysterious Small World. Now that the Seven Skillful Land had fallen into his hands and he had placed Xu Huang’s corpse back, it could be said that he had returned to his roots.
After all, this Seven Skillful Land was Xu Huang’s.
There was no friendship between him and Xu Huang, they were just using each other, but Yang Kai had indeed obtained some benefits from him. The Six Directions Wishful Bag was Xu Huang’s possession, and if it weren’t for the Formation Jade he had given him before he died, it would have been impossible for him to easily take the foundation of the Seven Skillful Land.
Yang Kai’s actions could be said to be reciprocating kindness.
Just as he was about to fill the grave in front of him, a weak Soul fluctuation suddenly came from the corpse.
Yue He’s expression immediately became serious as she stood in front of Yang Kai.
As the two of them watched, a somewhat illusory figure floated out from the corpse, as if the wind was blowing it away. This figure was none other than Xu Huang.
“Remnant soul!” Yue He’s brow wrinkled. She could tell with a single glance that what floated out of this corpse was a remnant soul, and it didn’t pose any threat to her. Any kind of method could kill this remnant soul on the spot, so she wasn’t as nervous as before.
However, she couldn’t understand why there was still a remnant soul inside this corpse.
Yang Kai also couldn’t understand. Xu Huang’s corpse had been buried in the Mysterious Small World for many years and had never shown any signs of abnormality, but today, something had happened.
On second thought, this was probably a restriction Xu Huang had set up when he was alive.
Only when his corpse returned to this Seven Skillful Land would this restriction be triggered and this remnant soul appear.
What use did this remnant soul have? Yang Kai’s thoughts raced as he stared at him quietly.
Xu Huang’s remnant soul floated in the air and looked around, “I'm back!”
Letting out a long sigh, a sense of loneliness and bitterness can be felt.
Saying so, he stretched out his hand and the Formation Jade hidden in Yue He’s sleeve suddenly flew out and landed in the hands of the remnant soul. Immediately after, Xu Huang’s remnant soul gently brushed the Formation Jade and tossed it back.
Yue He took it and scanned it with her Divine Sense before saying with a strange expression, “The restriction in this Formation Jade has been removed.”
“It should be the method he used when he was alive,” Yang Kai replied. The Formation Jade was originally given to Yang Kai by Xu Huang before he died. At that time, Yang Kai had suspected that Xu Huang didn’t have any good intentions, but now it seemed that he was right.
If he didn’t bring his corpse back to the Seven Skillful Land, the last restriction of this Formation Jade would be impossible to remove. Even with this Formation Jade, there is no way to completely refine the Seven Skillful Land’s Protective Formation.
“I don’t have much time, follow me!” Xu Huang’s remnant soul said before quickly flying forward.
Yang Kai and Yue He exchanged a glance and quickly followed. Neither of them asked anything because this remnant soul was left behind by Xu Huang’s will when he was alive, so it didn’t have much ability to think. It simply followed the thoughts Xu Huang left behind before he died, so even if they asked him, they wouldn’t be able to get anything out of it.
After flying forward for an incense stick’s worth of time, they arrived in front of a large hall.
This hall was located in the Earth Spiritual Land and could be said to be the center of the Seven Skillful Land.
There were seven Spirit Provinces in the entire Seven Skillful Land, and the arrangement of these seven Spirit Provinces was quite interesting. Earth Spirit Provinces was located in the central region and occupied the largest area. Gold, Wood, Water, and Fire, were all arranged in four directions, and their area was much smaller. The Yin-Yang Spiritual Land was located at the two ends of the Earth Spiritual Land.
If one were to look down from high up in the sky, this Seven Skillful Land looked like a tortoise lying across the void!
The turtle’s back was the Earth Spiritual Land, its front limbs were the Gold and Wood Spiritual Land, its rear limbs were the Water and Fire Spiritual Land, its head was the Yang Spiritual Land, and its tail was the Yin Spiritual Land.
As for the market city, it was a World Fragment floating above the turtle’s back. It was unknown which master of the Seven Skillful Land had used a Divine Ability to move it here, using it as a trading ground.
The place where Xu Huang’s remnant soul led Yang Kai and Yue He to was the central hall of the Earth Spiritual Land.
This was also where Seven Skillful Heavenly Monarch lived.
The remnant soul rushed into the main hall and after a series of twists and turns, it soon stopped in front of a wall.
“Everything here is yours,” After the remnant soul finished speaking, he slammed his head into the wall and exploded into a burst of light.
The light soon covered the wall and transformed into a door.
Yue He and Yang Kai looked at each other, neither of them having expected such a change.
“Hidden treasury!” Yue He said excitedly.
Yang Kai also frowned.
Although Yang Kai didn’t know what was inside this door, it wasn’t difficult to guess that it was the door to a treasury based on what Xu Huang’s remnant soul had said.
There was a treasure trove in the Seven Skillful Land, but Zhao Baichuan and Yu Xiushan had secretly colluded to murder Seven Skillful Heavenly Monarch. Zhao Baichuan had obtained the Seven Skillful Land while Yu Xiushan had ordered his men to sweep the Seven Skillful Land’s treasure trove.
Over the past two days, Yang Kai had also inspected the entire Seven Skillful Land, so naturally he had seen the treasury. It was completely empty, and Yu Xiushan hadn’t even left him a single strand of hair. All of the resources had been taken away.
But now, it seemed that this treasury was only an open treasury, but there was actually a hidden treasury here!
It was unknown if Seven Skillful Heavenly Monarch knew about the existence of this hidden treasury, but judging from the current situation, Seven Skillful Heavenly Monarch might not even know.
“Young Master, be careful,” Yue He said before stepping through the door, Yang Kai following closely behind, secretly on guard.
Two hours later, the two of them walked out from the door.
This door was indeed the door to a hidden treasury, which contained many cultivation resources and could be said to have been accumulated for many years.
If it was the old Yang Kai, he would have been overjoyed, but after obtaining a great fortune in the Great Ruins Boundary, killing Zhao Baichuan, and taking the remaining thirty percent of Scarlet Star’s profits, he didn’t feel much of a reaction towards this hidden treasure.
In comparison, the wealth of this Hidden Treasury was only about the same as Scarlet Star’s thirty percent profits, perhaps even slightly less.
Although Scarlet Star had only plundered the Great Ruins Boundary for a dozen years, there were countless good things in the Great Ruins Boundary, Seven Skillful Land was only a Second Class Force. Even among the Second Class Forces, it was only average, so how many precious resources could it have accumulated over countless years?
However, there were many things inside the Hidden Treasury.
This could be considered an unintentional harvest. Fortunately, Yang Kai had moved Xu Huang’s corpse out of the Mysterious Small World, otherwise he would have missed this opportunity.
He returned to the mountain, filled up the grave, and set up a stone tablet.
Standing in front of Xu Huang’s grave, Yue He took out the Formation Jade and said, “Young Master, you should refine this Jade.”
Whoever controlled the Formation Jade would be able to truly control the Seven Skillful Land. Previously, because time was of the essence, Yang Kai had given the Formation Jade to Yue He to refine. After all, with her cultivation at the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage, refining it would be faster.
Now that the Seven Skillful Land had changed owners, it was only natural that she return the Formation Jade to Yang Kai.
Unexpectedly, Yang Kai shook his head and said, “Keep it for now.”
Yue He said, “Is Young Master worried about the inconvenience of refining it? It’s alright, with my assistance, it should be completely refined in a few months.”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “It’s not entirely because of this. After a while, I may have to leave this place for a while, and when the time comes, I’ll need you to stay behind and oversee things.”
“Where is Young Master going?” Yue He was startled.
“I'm going Home,” Yang Kai smiled slightly.
The following days were peaceful. Yang Kai waited for Lu Xue to return while cultivating.
Currently, he had already condensed four types of Open Heaven Forces, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, and Water. Among them, he has comprehended the Divine Ability Manifestion of Golden Cros Sun Casting from the Fire Element, while the Earth Element’s power came from the same Source as his, allowing him to easily comprehend the Dragon Shield Divine Ability and greatly increase his defensive power. On the other hand, the Wood Element’s power and the newly condensed Water Element’s power were completely unknown.
Logically speaking, when one comprehended the mysteries of each type of power to the extreme, they would be able to derive Secret Techniques and Divine Abilities, but unfortunately, Yang Kai was unable to comprehend them.
When he was in the Great Ruins Boundary, he had been working hard here, but unfortunately, his efforts had been in vain.
A single Divine Ability Manifestation had allowed his strength to soar, allowing him to fight against a Low Rank Open Heaven with the strength of an Emperor Realm. What if he could comprehend two, three or even more?
Advancing to Open Heaven was a slow process that took a lot of time. Before this, Yang Kai was only an Emperor Realm, so he needed to protect himself.
This matter couldn’t be rushed.
One day, while Yang Kai was meditating, Yue He suddenly sent him a voice transmission and opened his eyes. In the next moment, his figure flashed and he appeared beside Yue He.
At this moment, Yue He was looking up. Ever since the last great battle, many flaws had appeared in the Seven Skillful Land’s Protective Formation, as if it had been torn open. Looking out from the largest hole, she could see many people gathered outside the Seven Skillful Land.
“Who are these people?” Yang Kai asked.
Yue He said, “They’re all representatives of the great forces of this domain. They’ve probably heard that the Seven Skillful Land has changed hands, so they’ve come to pay their respects. Do you want to receive them?”
Because there was a second class force known as the Seven skillful Land, it is called the Seven Skillful Territory. However, the Seven Skillful Territory didn’t only have the Seven Skillful Land, it also had other forces, but all of them were third class or even lower.
The change of ownership of the Seven Skillful Land was undoubtedly a major event in the Seven Skillful Territory. Previously, many Scarlet Star disciples had escaped, so this matter could not be concealed. They had probably heard some news and had come to investigate.
There were many things to be done, so logically speaking, it would be best for him to close his eyes and not see anyone, lest others see through his disguise and notice him. However, Yang Kai’s eyes flashed and he grinned, “Since it’s a visit, they will definitely bring gift. Why not take whatever benefits you can get for free and let them in!”
Yue He was speechless when she heard this. Only she knew how rich Yang Kai was now. After all, in the Great Ruins Boundary, she was the one who had been taking care of the benefits from the Scarlet Star. Yang Kai also let her handle the resources from the Hidden Treasury before, so how could the gifts given by these forces be anything good? This Young Master was simply too greedy.
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