Yang Kai smiled at Old Zhou, “What if I refuse?”
Old Zhou calmly replied, “Nephew doesn’t have any reason to refuse. In the Asura Arena, life and death battles can allow one to grow rapidly, but if it’s a one-sided suppression, then there’s no point. Yu Luocha won’t last more than ten breaths of time in your hands. In the entire vast universe, there are very few people below the Open Heaven Stage who have the qualifications to fight with you, so even if you enter the Asura Arena again, you won’t be able to find a suitable opponent. In that case, why would Nephew come to the Asura Arena to waste time?”
“Moreover, even if you really enter the Asura Arena again, my Asura Arena can adjust the odds. We don’t need to earn money, we just need to not pay too much, so I feel that there is no need for Nephew to refuse, what do you think?”
Yang Kai thought about it seriously and nodded, “Old Zhou’s words are reasonable.”
Old Zhou playfully winked at him and asked, “Then what do you say?”
Yang Kai chuckled, “It’s not impossible to not enter the Asura Arena in the future, but I must ask Old Zhou to restrain Junior Sister Yu. I’m afraid she won’t be convinced after today’s battle…”
Old Zhou said, “Nephew can rest assured about this. Although Little Yu’er is sometimes stubborn, that doesn’t mean she’s a fool. She knows she can’t beat you, but if she still wants to humiliate herself. This old master will restrain her!”
“And this compensation…”
Old Zhou raised his brow, “Does Nephew think it’s too little?”
Yang Kai rubbed his fingers together and said slyly, “Who would complain about having too many Open Heaven Pills?”
Old Zhou pondered for a moment before coming to a decision, “This old master decide to give you another fifty million. What does Nephew think?”
Yang Kai said seriously, “Fifty million isn’t a good price to pay, how about we round it up?”
Old Zhou said, “Nephew, one shouldn’t be too greedy. This is already the limit of this old master’s authority. Any more and this old master will have to pay for it. If you agree, not only will you be able to obtain a large number of Open Heaven Pills, but you will also be able to obtain my Asura Heaven’s friendship. This is a very good deal.” Finished speaking, his eyes flashed as he stared at Yang Kai seriously, “Speaking of which, it’s quite a coincidence. This old master heard a name a few days ago, the same name as Nephew.”
Yang Kai smiled lightly, “In these 3000 Worlds, the universe is vast, and there are more than a blillion living beings. There should be people with the same name as me.”
Old Zhou nodded lightly and said, “That’s right, it’s not strange to have the same name and surname. What’s strange is that this person’s cultivation is similar to Nephew’s. Nephew, don’t you think it’s strange?”
Yang Kai’s expression changed and his eyes flashed, “What else did Old Zhou hear?”
Old Man Zhou slowly said, “I also heard that that guy was swept into the Great Ruins Boundary and made a fortune there, even condensing a High Rank Force. His ambition is high and he intends to achieve High Rank Open Heaven directly. Nephew, don’t you think this guy is too daring?”
Yang Kai said solemnly, “As a cultivator, pursuing the pinnacle of strength is instinct, so how could one be too daring?”
“It’s difficult for an idle wanderer to directly become a High Rank master. This old master can see that this person has no background and no backer, so there will definitely be a great calamity in the future. If he cannot overcome it, he will die.”
“What if he can?” Yang Kai looked at him.
Old Zhou looked him up and down and chuckled, “If he can survive this tribulation, this old master will cut off his head for him to play with.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help snorting coldly, “Old Zhou, don’t speak too confidently, you can’t take back what you’ve said.”
Old Zhou shook his head, “It’s just a matter of time. This old master said that he couldn’t overcome it, so he wouldn’t be able to. If he tried to force his way through, his soul would be destroyed. This old master hopes that he can quickly change his mind and take a step back. Otherwise, when the great calamity arrives, it would be too late to turn back.”
Yang Kai’s face was ashen.
Old Zhou suddenly changed the subject, “There’s no meaning in saying all this. Nephew, have you considered it?”
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and said, “Hand it over.”
Old Zhou smiled as he took out another Space Ring and handed it to Yang Kai. Inside this Space Ring was a total of fifty million Open Heaven Pills, and he said meaningfully, “Nephew, this old master has something to say. To be able to submit or stand tall is a true man!”
Yang Kai muttered, “Many thanks for Old Zhou’s guidance, this little brat will remember it.”
Old Zhou looked at him seriously, seemingly seeing the determination in his eyes, couldn’t help sighing and shaking his head as he left.
On the side, Pei Buwan bowed and sent Old Zhou off. After Old Zhou left, he looked at the two Space Rings in Yang Kai’s hands with a look of envy. Those two Space Rings were worth a total of 1.25 billion Open Heaven Pills, and he would never be able to earn them in this lifetime.
Suddenly, he was startled, “Brother Yang, why do you look so pale?”
Yang Kai casually said, “I was injured by Yu Luocha.”
Pei Buwan was surprised for a moment before quickly coming to a realization, thinking to himself that the battle just now wasn’t as easy as it seemed. Although Yang Kai had managed to beat Yu Luocha within ten breaths of time, he had probably paid a great price to do so.
“Shopkeeper Pei, may we meet again.” Yang Kai cupped his fists and led Yue He away, his face still gloomy.
Yang Kai knew that his growth in the Great Ruins Boundary, as well as his intention to condense a High Rank Forces to achieve Open Heaven, could not be hidden. After all, so many people in the Great Ruins Boundary had witnessed it with their own eyes, so the news would spread sooner or later.
Calculating the time, it had been almost two years since he had left the Great Ruins Boundary, so it wasn’t strange for Asura Heaven to be able to obtain information about the Great Ruins Boundary.
Originally, in this vast world, finding a person was no different from searching for a needle in a haystack, but after the battle in the Asura Arena, Old Zhou had seen some clues and determined that he was the Yang Kai he knew.
After all, Yu Luocha had condensed a Sixth Grade forces and could be considered an invincible existence beneath the Open Heaven Stage. If he wanted to finish her off within ten breaths, he would need to have a stronger foundation than her.
Since Asura Heaven already knew this, the other Cave Heaven Paradise were probably similar.
In the past, Yang Kai had learned from the Proprietress that it was not easy for him to become a High Rank Open Heaven master, and it was highly likely that he would encounter the suppression of the Cave Heaven Paradise, but in the past, he had not been exposed to the world and had instead occupied the Void Land, quietly developing and strengthening himself.
After today’s battle, he was completely exposed.
However, there was nothing he could do about it. Even if today’s battle didn’t happen, unless Yang Kai hid in the Void Land forever, his whereabouts would be discovered sooner or later, and it would be impossible for him to hide.
However, he didn’t need to worry about any suppression for the time being. After all, he had only condensed four types of energy and was still a long way from reaching the Open Heaven Stage. Even if the Cave Heaven Paradise forces had intentions of suppressing him, they wouldn’t be in such a hurry to act. With their reputations, they had to be careful of their actions.
On the other hand, a cultivator’s path to Open Heaven was long and filled with too many variables, just like the wooden planks used to form a wooden barrel. How much water they could store depended on the shortest wooden plank.
All they needed to do was ensure that Yang Kai’s bucket had a wooden board that was shorter than a High Rank one, and they would be able to achieve the result they wanted.
Thinking up to this point, Yang Kai felt slightly relieved. Although Old Zhou seemed to be reminding him today, it was actually a kind of warning, a warning from the various Cave Heaven Paradise. Although he didn’t dare say that all of the Cave Heaven Paradise were the same, they should be able to maintain a high level of unity in this matter.
Crossing the long and gloomy corridor, Yang Kai saw light in front of him. Clenching his fists tightly, he looked up at the sky and grinned maliciously. Not to mention a mere warning, even if the entire world were to become his enemy, they would never be able to shake Yang Kai’s High Rank Dao Heart!
“Boy, why are you laughing so hard?” Bai Qi's face suddenly appeared in front of him, filled with curiosity.
Yang Kai was stunned, “Why are you here?”
Old Bai chuckled and waved the Space Ring in his hand.
Yang Kai blinked and quickly understood, “Did the Proprietress ask you to bet?”
Old Bai said proudly, “Who would want to miss an opportunity to make a fortune? The Proprietress has already prepared it.”
Those who didn’t know Yang Kai didn’t think highly of him, but how could the Proprietress who knew Yang Kai well not know his strength? After Yang Kai decided to accept Yu Luocha’s challenge, she was prepared to let Bai Qi place her bet.
“What a pity, Proprietress doesn’t have many Open Heaven Pills with her, only thirty million,” Bai Qi said somewhat dissatisfied.
Yang Kai was stunned. The Proprietress had bet thirty million, one to ten odds, which meant she had won three hundred million. Counting his 1.25 billion, the Asura Arena should have suffered a huge loss this time. He didn’t know how long it would take to recover.
“Now we have enough money to participate in the auction, hehehe,” Bai Qi chuckled.
“Auction?” Hearing this, Yang Kai’s interest was piqued, “What auction? Wind and Cloud Auction?”
In the Thousand Birds Territory, there is a Wind and Cloud Auction House. Yang Kai knew that this Wind and Cloud Auction House’s backer is Wind and Cloud Paradise. When Yang Kai and Old Bai went to collect debts, Wind and Cloud Auction House had made all kinds of excuses. The two of them had angrily snuck in and made random bids to destroy this Wind and Cloud Auction's business.
At that time, the one in charge of Wind and Cloud Auction was a Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage master named Yun Zhenhua.
Yang Kai and Bai Qi had made random bids in the auction house, allowing almost all of the auction items to fall into their hands. In the end, they hadn’t paid the Open Heaven Pills, so Yun Zhenhua naturally wasn’t willing to let the matter rest and imprisoned the two of them in the Wind and Cloud Auction house.
As a result, the Proprietress flew into a rage and rushed over to the Wind and Cloud Auction house to start a fight, resulting in a grudge.
Later on, this Wind and Cloud Auction's Yun Zhenhua, Yue He, Qi Jin, Ling Chunqiu, and the others had plotted against the Proprietress, but in the Locking Yang Land of Golden Rainbow Province, he had been killed by Yang Kai’s last Golden Plume Feather and his soul had been scattered.
Hearing Bai Qi mention the auction, Yang Kai naturally thought of Wind and Cloud Auction.
Bai Qi sneered, “Our First Inn and Wind and Cloud Auction doesn't see eye to eye with each other, so how could we participate in their auction? This time, we’re participating in the Red Clouds Auction's.”
Knowing that Yang Kai didn’t know much about the Star City, Bai Qi explained, “The owner behind this Red Clouds Auction is Red Clouds Cave Heaven, and their foundation and strength are far stronger than Wind and Cloud Auction. They have branches in many Star Cities, and almost every five years, they will randomly hold a large-scale auction in one of the Star Cities. This time, it just so happens that it is Thousand Birds Star City’s turn.”
TO BE CONTINUED...