Although Guo Ziyan had only been a Second Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, he had been loyal to Yang Kai in the Great Ruins Boundary, so Yang Kai naturally had no reason not to reward him.
Later, he mentioned that he had a daughter and wanted to ask for some resources for her, so Yang Kai agreed.
Yang Kai still remembered that when he mentioned his daughter, his face was filled with pride, saying that his daughter’s aptitude was countless times better than his own. With her aptitude, she had a chance of reaching the Mid Rank Open Heaven directly!
However, as the Great Commander of Scarlet Star, Guo Ziyan’s status was neither high nor low, and his cultivation was neither high nor low. Every day, he would fight with his sword, and his future was uncertain. Perhaps one day he would be killed by his enemies, so instead of his daughter being in Scarlet Star, he had sent her to a certain force to become a disciple!
Thinking of this, Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat, “Is the place your daughter cultivates in the Startled Goose Territory?”
Guo Ziyan smiled awkwardly and said, “Sir is right, there is a Blood Goose Continent in the Startled Goose Territory. This humble subordinate has a past relationship with Blood Goose Continent’s Elder Gu Zhixin. Not long after my daughter was born, I entrusted her to Elder Gu's care.”
Speaking of his daughter, Guo Ziyan was still extremely proud as he cupped his fists and said, “Sir, this humble subordinate would like to bring my daughter back to the Void Land and personally teach her. Please allow me to do so.”
Yang Kai smiled, “This is something I promised you before, how could I not agree?”
Saying so, he took out the Universe Chart and examined it, discovering that Blood Goose Continent wasn’t far from the Star City. With Guo Ziyan’s current speed, it would only take him three or four days to travel back and forth.
Waving his hand, he said, “Go and bring your daughter back. This King can’t guarantee anything else, but the only thing this King can guarantee is that within the limits of her tolerance, she will be provided with the best cultivation resources.”
“This humble subordinate thanks Sir!” Guo Ziyan said solemnly before turning around to leave.
“Wait!” Yang Kai called out again.
“What other instructions does Sir have?” Guo Ziyan turned his head and saw Yang Kai throw a Space Ring to him. Sweeping it with his Divine Sense, he found several hundred thousand Open Heaen Pills inside and couldn’t help asking in surprise, “Sir, this is…”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “She has been raised by someone for so many years, if you want to take her away now, you’ll have to thank the Blood Goose Continent. Take these things with you as a token of appreciation. No matter what, you and your daughter are both members of my Void Land, you can’t tarnish my reputation.”
Guo Ziyan gripped the Space Ring tightly and said gratefully, “Many thanks for Sir’s grace.”
“Come back early, be careful on the road, we’ll be waiting for you in the Star City!” Yang Kai waved his hand.
Guo Ziyan nodded and rushed out of the Lotus Fall towards the Blood Goose Continent.
After he left, the Lotus Fall continued towards the Star City.
It didn’t take long for them to arrive at the Star City’s Harbor, which was filled with people and many large flying artifacts.
After finding a spot to place the Lotus Fall, Yang Kai led Yue He down, immediately attracting the attention of many people.
Compared to other artifacts, the Lotus Fall had an extraordinary aura and a unique shape. After all, it was built by a second class force, Flying Flower Boat, using a massive amount of resources. Ordinary artifacts couldn’t compare to it, and even third class forces didn’t have the qualifications to do so. In Startled Goose Territory, only Startled Goose pavilion was a second class force, and even if it was the Startled Goose Pavilion, they might not be able to produce such a treasure.
Everyone looked over and saw that Yang Kai, who was walking in front of them, was only an Emperor Realm master, so they couldn’t help feeling surprised.
The Harbor was guarded by the disciples of Startled Goose Pavilion, so Yang Kai and Yue He had to pay a fee to enter.
Basically, every Star City was in such a situation. The strongest force in the Star City controlled the Star City, guarding the Harbor and collecting fees for those who entered the Star City. All the shops in the Star City had to pay a certain amount to this force regularly.
Of course, while gaining control of the Star City, they also had to ensure its safety.
In the void, there were many Star Beasts. Once the Star City was attacked, this force would send out people to resist.
In the past, the Star City of the Void Territory had been guarded by the Seven Skillful Land to collect resources, but after the Seven Skillful Land had been occupied by Yang Kai, the Star City had been left in an unmanned state.
It wasn’t that Yang Kai couldn’t see the great benefits hidden within the Star City, but rather that he was powerless to do so.
If they wanted to send someone to guard the Star City, he would need at least a Mid Rank Open Heaven cultivator to guard it, as well as many patrolling disciples to resolve any possible disputes in the Star City.
How many many Mid Rank Open Heaven were there in the Void Land? Yue He, Chen Tian Fei, Lu Xue, and even Hei He, who had remained in the Star Boundary, there is only four.
It was impossible for Yue He to be sent out. Her Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage was the biggest guarantee of Void Land’s current strength, so it would be a waste to send her to guard the Star City.
As the Martial Hall’s Hall Master, Lu Xue had a heavy responsibility to teach the disciples.
On the other hand, Chen Tian Fei needed to look after the Gourd Vine. The Gourd Vine contained a Fifth Grade Forces, so it was difficult to guard it unless it was a Mid rank Open Heaven.
There was even less hope for Hei He!
Among these people, the only one who could be mobilized was Chen Tian Fei, and even if he could transfer Chen Tian Fei out, without the assistance of more Low Rank Open Heaven masters, it would be difficult for him to accomplish this alone.
As such, even though Yang Kai knew that controlling the Star City meant he had an endless supply of cultivation resources, he could only watch helplessly. The Void Land's Star City’s matters could only wait until a portion of the Void Land’s cultivators matured before making any further plans.
Fortunately, Lang Qingshan and his group had followed him for so many years, and a few of them were already on the verge of breaking through to Open Heaven. At that time, it would greatly alleviate the awkward situation of Open Heaven Stage cultivators being scarce in the Void Land.
Everything required time.
Stepping into the Star City, Yang Kai began sweeping through the shops one by one, naturally buying a large amount of resources. Just like in the Star City, the shopkeepers of the various shops were all very attentive to him, almost treating him like the God of Fortune.
What surprised him was that in this Star City, he had actually managed to purchase a sixth grade resource.
This sixth grade resource came from a small shop, and it seemed that the shopkeeper had only recently acquired it and was preparing to send it to an even larger Star City to participate in the auction. However, after discovering Yang Kai’s astonishing wealth, after probing him a little, Yang Kai immediately expressed his intention to purchase it.
After a round of haggling, Yang Kai finally bought this sixth grade resource for almost 17 million.
When Yang Kai had first entered the Seven Skillful Land, Die You had explained the value of cultivation resources of various grades to him. At that time, Die You had told him that a sixth grade cultivation resource cost about fifteen million.
But this was only the most ideal state!
The truth was that a Sixth Grade Resource was rare and precious, so its price would definitely be higher, but it wouldn’t be too expensive. After all, there weren’t many cultivators who could use a Sixth Grade Resource to cultivate, which was extremely demanding on a cultivator’s foundation and Dao Seal.
17 million was a fair price. The shopkeeper was no longer in danger of having to travel a long distance, so there was no need for it to be auctioned off again.
For ordinary cultivators, a sixth grade resource was extremely precious, but for Yang Kai and the entire Void Land, a single resource was not enough to make up for their future consumption.
The eight Great Emperors needed sixth grade resources!
After sweeping away the entire Star City, Yang Kai and Yue He didn’t leave in a hurry. In any case, Guo Ziyan wouldn’t be back for a few days, so the two of them decided to find an inn to stay in. On one hand, they could appreciate the local culture of the city while on the other, they searched for the Open Heaven Pill's recipe.
Three days later, in the main hall of the inn, Yang Kai and Yue He ordered a few dishes and a jug of wine and sat down to drink.
Although Yue He was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator with a profound cultivation, she couldn’t hold her liquor well. After drinking two or three cups of wine, her small face flushed red. Her skin was originally white, but now it had a rosy glow to it, as if she could easily squeeze water out of it, causing many cultivators in the hall to secretly watch and swallow their saliva.
Yue He couldn’t help feeling annoyed, secretly gritting her teeth as she became even more embarrassed.
After eating and drinking a few pots of wine, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly changed as he listened attentively.
A cultivator sitting at one of the tables said, “That Yun Xinghua has been in seclusion for more than ten years and broke through half a year ago. He actually managed to break through to the Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage. How enviable.”
The other thin cultivator said, “He has been cultivating for nearly fifty years at the Third Order Open Heaven Stage, so what’s so strange about him breaking through now?” Suddenly, he lowered his voice, “Moreover, I heard that this Yun Xinghua’s aptitude is extremely good. In the past, he had a chance of directly breaking through to the Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage, but under the interference of Startled Goose Pavilion, he was forced to break through to the Third Order.”
The person who had just spoken nodded, “I’ve also heard about this matter, but now it seems that there is no smoke without fire.”
The second person coldly snorted, “Startled goose Pavilion controls this Great Domain. Although the old Pavilion Master is a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, he is old and weak, so I’m afraid he won’t have many years to live. Below him, Startled Goose Pavilion doesn’t even have a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master. If that Yun Xinghua really breaks through to the Fourth Order, after he die, who in Startled Goose Pavilion will be able to restrain Yun Xinghua? When that Yun Xinghua grows up, Startled Goose Pavilion will likely be swallowed up by Blood Goose Continent, and Startled Goose Territory will have to change its name to Blood Goose Territory!”
“Brother Sun’s words are reasonable. This Yun Xinghua, as the head of Blood Goose Continent, is indeed a rare character, but unfortunately he was born at the wrong time!”
“But now that Yun Xinghua has broken through to the Fourth Order, I don’t know how Startled Goose Pavilion will treat him, whether they want to rope him in or suppress him.”
“What does other people’s business have to do with us? Come and drink.”
“Hahaha, that’s true. Brother Liu, I heard you recently acquired a new batch of beauties. Is that true?”
“I can’t hide anything from Brother Sun. If Brother Sun likes it, you can come with me and take one with you.”
“Then I’ll thank Brother Liu first.”
Saying so, the two raised their glasses and smiled.
TO BE CONTINUED...