After exchanging a dozen or so blows, Ma Tian Yuan felt his body tremble. The World Force from his opponent’s side was becoming more vigorous, as if it had no bottom line. In his shock, how could he dare to hold back?
All kinds of Secret Techniques and Divine Abilities were displayed, even his own Fifth Order Artifact.
Even so, he found that he wasn’t quite his opponent.
Was he even human?
Ma Tian Yuan’s heart trembled as he became more certain that Yang Kai had not just broken through to the Fifth Order. No cultivator who had just broken through to the Fifth Order had such strength. This young man had at least been at the Fifth Order for hundreds or thousands of years, and the aura he exuded was simply a disguise.
This child was treacherous! Ma Tian Yuan secretly hated him, but he had to admit that he was indeed extraordinary.
He had fallen from the Sixth Order to the Fifth Order, so it was rare for him to encounter an opponent at the Fifth Order, but today, not only had he encountered one, he was actually at a disadvantage. This was something he had not encountered in many years.
“Stop!” After exchanging another blow, Ma Tian Yuan suddenly shouted. In Shadowless Cave Heaven, because there was a shortage of resources, a pointless fight would only increase the consumption of one’s strength. Normally, when everyone met, unless necessary, they would not casually fight, so after discovering Yang Kai’s strength, Ma Tian Yuan decided to stop.
Yang Kai ignored him. He had just broken through to the Fifth Order, so it was rare for him to encounter an opponent of the same cultivation level. Naturally, he wanted to test his own strength. He didn’t use any Divine Abilities or Secret Techniques, only using his Small Universe's strength to attack his opponent and use this battle to familiarize himself with and consolidate his strength.
While the two of them were engaged in a fierce battle, on the other side, the injured woman and the young man stared at each other in shock. One of them is a Fourth Order while the other is a Third Order, yet they had been casually knocked down by the other party and were unable to intervene in this battle.
Such an intense battle was beyond the Fifth Order, perhaps even a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage.
Suddenly, the woman’s expression became serious as she carefully examined her surroundings before turning to Ma Tian Yuan and shouting, “Senior Brother Ma, the wind is blowing!”
Ma Tian Yuan, who was busy dealing with Yang Kai, heard this and his expression changed drastically. In a hurry, he made a feint to escape from the battle, but how could Yang Kai allow him to do as he wished? Such an intense battle would allow him to quickly stabilize his cultivation, which would be of great benefit to him.
Seeing Yang Kai not show any mercy, Ma Tian Yuan angrily shouted, “The wind is about to blow, stop!”
Yang Kai was puzzled, “What wind?”
From Ma Tian Yuan’s tone and the woman’s attitude, this wind seemed somewhat unusual, because all three of them had a look of fear on their faces, as if they were afraid of this wind.
However, Yang Kai had just arrived at the Shadowless Cave Heaven, so how could he know what kind of wind would blow?
Ma Tian Yuan secretly hated him for his previous actions, so how could he explain so much to him? Gritting his teeth, he said, “You’ll understand what the wind is later.”
Saying so, the artifact in his hand suddenly released a dazzling light as he poured his strength into it and smashed it towards Yang Kai.
This strike was definitely Ma Tian Yuan’s full-powered strike, so Yang Kai didn’t dare face it head-on and quickly dodged.
Ma Tian Yuan took this opportunity to escape and shouted, “Go!”
Saying so, he rushed off in a certain direction without even looking back. On the other side, the woman gave Yang Kai a deep look before helping the seriously injured young man escape.
Yang Kai frowned slightly as he stared in the direction they had left, showing no intention of pursuing them.
Lowering his head to look at his hands, Yang Kai slowly clenched his fists. If he had had the strength he had today, when the Hundred Force Alliance invaded the Void Land, he wouldn’t have been forced to hide in his lair and use the Nine Layers Heaven Formation to defend himself. If he had such strength when he was ambushed by Heavenly Sword Union’s Shen Liang and Jiang Yunshan, he wouldn’t have been so powerless.
At this moment, he had finally obtained his own strength. In these 3000 Worlds, if he didn’t achieve Open Heaven, he really didn’t have the qualifications to speak.
The starting point of a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage was indeed a bit low, and it had also let down his many years of hard work, but compared to the long and hopeless wait, the strength he held in his hands now is real.
Therefore, he had no regrets.
If this battle had continued, Yang Kai was confident he would have been able to kill Ma Tian Yuan here, even if he had suffered some injuries. However, there was no deep hatred between them, so there was no need to kill him.
However, after this battle, Yang Kai had a clear and direct understanding of his own strength.
A gentle breeze blew across his face, like an invisible hand brushing his hair.
Sure enough, there was wind. Yang Kai carefully sensed the wind, but he didn’t notice anything special about it. He didn’t know why Ma Tian Yuan and the other two seemed to be acting like they're avoiding snakes and scorpions, when they heard that there was a wind, all of their expressions changed drastically, willing to risk their lives to escape.
Slowly shaking his head, Yang Kai determined a direction and began moving forward.
Ma Tian Yuan had seen the Proprietress and the other two before, but now he didn’t know where they were. But he know the people from Profound Yang Mountain had been chasing after them.
Yang Kai felt that he had to go to the Profound Yang Mountain and ask about the situation, perhaps he could find some clues.
He didn’t know where the Profound Yang Mountain was, so he was slightly annoyed. If he had known, he would have asked Ma Tian Yuan and the others about its location.
The wind picked up very quickly. A moment ago, it had only been a gentle breeze, but after a while, the wind had picked up and the sand and stones on the ground had all but disappeared.
Only now did Yang Kai understand why Shadowless Cave Heaven was so desolate. The environment here was so harsh, it would be strange if it wasn’t desolate.
If this was all there was to it, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. The most important thing was that the wind was extremely strange. When it brushed against a person’s body, it drilled into their flesh and blood, causing them to feel as if they were being cut by a knife. Not only that, but the wind also blew into the Small Universe World.
Only then did Yang Kai’s expression change as he focused his attention on his Small Universe, only to see that the Small Universe in the body was also being blown away by the violent wind. Even his Small Universe's foundation was being drained by the violent wind.
Yang Kai was dumbfounded.
What kind of wind was this? How could it be so terrifying?
Suddenly, he remembered what the Fourth Order Woman had said. Ma Tian Yuan was originally a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, but because of some unforeseen circumstances, he had fallen to the Fifth Order.
Now, it seemed that this so-called unforeseen event was related to this violent wind.
This wind not only caused one’s bones to ache, but it was also capable of drilling into a cultivator’s body and eroding the World Force in their body, weakening their foundation.
Once or twice was fine, but if this continued for a long time, the Small Universe's foundation would weaken and his grade would definitely drop. Ma Tian Yuan should have fallen from a Sixth Order to a Fifth Order.
However, this was only the beginning. As time passed, the violent winds became stronger. Yang Kai didn’t dare to be negligent and immediately summoned his Azure Dragon Spear, digging a large hole in the ground to escape.
However, it was of no use. Even though he was several thousand meters underground, the violent wind was still able to blow into his small cave, as if the entire Shadowless Cave Heaven had nowhere to hide.
Shadowless Cave Heaven definitely had a place to hide from this violent wind, otherwise, the Open Heaven Stage cultivators who lived here would soon die from the collapse of their Small Universe.
At the very least, the places where the three great forces were located should be able to avoid such risks.
The violent wind continued to blow, and several hundred meters below, Yang Kai struggled to resist, but to no avail. He could only endure the indescribable pain while praying that this strange wind would pass as soon as possible.
This wind came and went quickly, after an hour, it suddenly disappeared.
By the time Yang Kai crawled out from the ground, he was in a sorry state, his hair disheveled and his skin covered in bloody wounds. These superficial wounds weren’t a big deal, and with his physique, he could completely ignore them, but the loss of the Small Universe in his body made him feel extremely pained.
The overall situation in the Small Universe hadn’t changed much and was still maintaining the rising sun and setting moon like the outside world. However, Yang Kai could clearly feel that his Small Universe's foundation had been greatly reduced. If it was originally one hundred percent, it had been reduced by more than ten percent in just an hour.
In other words, with only ten times of such a strong wind, Yang Kai’s Small Universe would definitely become unstable, and when that happened, he would collapse and die.
What a big loss!
Yang Kai’s heart ached.
Only the Heavens knew how long it would take for him to restore this ten percent of his foundation. In short, this wind had forcefully blown away his years of bitter cultivation.
What kind of wind was that? Why was it so strange?
Yang Kai stuffed a handful of Open Heaven Pills into his mouth while carefully examining his Small Universe.
After advancing to the Open Heaven, this was the first time he had refined the Open Heaven Pill. He could only feel the pill’s medicinal efficacy spread throughout his body, transforming into wisps of World Force that poured into the Small Universe in the body to supplement his foundation.
A handful of Open Heaven Pills were refined in just a few breaths.
This made Yang Kai secretly sigh. No wonder the cultivation requirements for Open Heaven Stage cultivators were so high. According to his current speed, he could refine ten thousand Open Heaven Pills in a day, which meant he could refine hundreds of thousands in a month, or three or four million a year.
This was only a Fifth Order, what if it was a Sixth Order, Seventh Order?
Just relying on refining the Open Heaven Pill alone, how many years would it take to advance? Just how many Open Heaven Pills would be consumed?
If he couldn’t calculate it, it would be an unimaginable number.
Yang Kai had thought that the number of Open Heaven Pills accumulated in the Void Land was quite high, but now it seemed that it wasn’t much. After all, after the Great Emperors and cultivators from the Star Boundary broke through to Open Heaven, their demand for Open Heaven Pills would only increase.
It was no wonder that Open Heaven Stage cultivators still had a great desire for cultivation resources. Refining Open Heaven Pills was simply too slow, but if one were to refine these cultivation resources, the speed would be much faster. Of course, the cost would also be much higher.
However, if he had enough wealth, he probably wouldn’t care about such things. In comparison, refining various cultivation resources to strengthen the Small Universe's foundation was better than refining the Open Heaven Pill.
TO BE CONTINUED...