As the shopkeeper of the First Inn, the Proprietress had a wide network and was most proficient in gathering information. What’s more, the First Inn was owned by an Elder named Situ Kong from Xuanyuan Cave Heaven and was somewhat related to Xuanyuan Cave Heaven.
With regards to this information, the Proprietress definitely knew more about it than outsiders.
Since she said so, then it definitely wasn’t so.
“Although the rumors aren’t true, those Second Class forces’ Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage are unwilling to break through to the Seventh Order, which is indeed related to the various Cave Heaven Paradise. As for the specific reason…” The Proprietress slowly shook her head and stopped talking, obviously having some scruples.
Mao Zhe and the others looked at each other, their hearts itching, but since the Proprietress was unwilling to say anything, they couldn’t force her.
However, in this way, the few Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters were somewhat worried about their future path to the Seventh Order. According to the Proprietress, advancing to the Seventh Order might not necessarily be a good thing.
“The heritage of those Second Class forces may not be as simple as they appear on the surface. After so many years of inheritance, if they really encounter a crisis of extermination, perhaps they will be able to erupt with unimaginable power,” The Proprietress turned to look at Yang Kai, “Although Gold Rainbow Province’s current reputation is not great, its heritage has been passed down for even longer than Boundless Altar. Tens of thousands of years ago, Gold Rainbow Province had a heritage comparable to the 72 Paradise, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, it gradually declined.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Gold Rainbow Province actually had such a glorious past?”
To be comparable to the 72 Paradise, there were at least several High Rank Open Heaven masters, and once one’s cultivation reached the High Rank Open Heaven, they would have a long lifespan and could easily live for several tens of thousands of years without any problems. However, he didn’t know what had happened to the Gold Rainbow Province and why it had fallen to such a state. Even the previous Gold Rainbow Province’s head, Qi Jin, was only a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master.
However, after thinking about Boundless Altar for a moment, Yang Kai secretly became vigilant. The experience he had experienced in Boundless Altar had taught him that these ancient forces might have some kind of hidden strength, so he couldn’t let his guard down, otherwise he would be the one to suffer.
The Proprietress smiled lightly, “To be able to stand tall in these 3000 Worlds, which force doesn’t have some capital? Gold Rainbow Province, Boundless Altar is just an abbreviation for these many forces. In the future, when you act outside, you must not act recklessly. Don’t think that just because they are a Second Class Force, you can bully them as you please. It’s not like every Second Class Force doesn’t have a High Rank Open Heaven.”
Yang Kai was shocked, “If a Second Class Force has a High Rank Open Heaven, wouldn’t it be First Class Force?”
The Proprietress shook her head and said, “You can’t say that. The so-called First Class is just referring to the various Cave Heaven Pradise. Under these Cave Heaven Paradise, none of them can be considered First Class.”
Yang Kai said solemnly, “I understand.” Looking in the direction of Gold Rainbow Province, he wondered how many resources it had.
The ship continued sailing.
Yang Kai had come to the Gold Rainbow Domain once before. When Old Bai had broken through to the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage, the Proprietress had brought him and Old Bai to this place. It was also here that the Proprietress had been ambushed by Qi Jin, Ling Chunqiu, and the others. Old Bai’s breakthrough had been disrupted and he had narrowly escaped death.
At that time, the Proprietress had brought him here mainly because she wanted him to personally witness the process of breaking through to Open Heaven, allowing him to gain some experience.
At that time, Yang Kai had just condensed his wood and fire elements.
But now, he had reached the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage!
As time passed, great changes occurred.
At that time, facing the ambush of several Open Heaven Stage masters, Yang Kai, a mere Emperor Realm, had no ability to intervene. In the end, he had relied on his Mie Meng Golden Plume Feather to kill a Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage master, which was more or less a burden to the Proprietress.
Now that he was a Sixth Order. Fourth and Fifth Order was no different from an ant in his eyes!
The name Gold Rainbow Province sounded like a third class force, but it was a true second class force. It was just that after so many years of inheritance, it was too lazy to change its name.
In Gold Rainbow Territory, Gold Rainbow Province was the ruler!
Just like Void Land’s status in the Void Territory, they controlled more than a dozen third class forces and dozens of Universe Worlds of different sizes.
The green mountains were like a painting, a natural creation, a majestic Spirit Province, and the sky was standing tall.
A series of light barrier appeared in every corner of Spirit Province, reflecting the scenery around them. In front of each light barrier, a Gold Rainbow Province disciple was staring fixedly, seemingly waiting for something.
Suddenly, on a light barrier, the figure of a flying ship appeared and flew straight towards the Gold Rainbow Province. The disciple responsible for observing the scene in front of the light barrier was startled and quickly changed his hand seals. The image on the light barrier rapidly enlarged and soon, the figures on the deck of the flying ship were clearly visible.
After comparing the appearance and figure of one of them, this person shouted, “They really came!”
At this moment, Yang Kai, who was on the deck, suddenly turned his head towards a certain direction and coldly snorted before raising his hand and striking out!
Silently, this palm strike seemed to pierce through space and time.
On Gold Rainbow Province, the light curtain that was reflecting the flying ship suddenly shattered, and the cultivator who was staring at the light curtain also flew out like a paper kite, spitting out a mouthful of blood as he staggered to his feet, his face filled with shock.
This Void Reflection Secret Technique was the Gold Rainbow Province’s ability to monitor the surroundings. Originally, it should have been silent and impossible to detect, but who would have thought that when he saw the other party, the other party would also notice him and even injure him with a single palm strike. It must be known that the flying ship was at least an hour’s journey from Gold Rainbow Province, yet it was still able to transmit its power from so far away. From this, it could be seen just how extraordinary its power was.
With his current cultivation, in front of this man, he was probably even worse than an ant.
Not daring to delay, he quickly sent out a message.
On the flying ship, Yang Kai’s eyes drooped as he thoughtfully said, “Gold Rainbow Province is being monitored from all sides, is it guarding against someone?” He faintly felt that something was wrong, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on it.
Inside Gold Rainbow Province, atop a Spirit Peak, the newly appointed Chief Chang Qishui suddenly opened his eyes, his gaze filled with a sharp light as he slowly said, “That person has arrived. The survival of my Gold Rainbow Province is decided today, so I hope that all of you will work together with me to defend against foreign enemies!”
The original Chief of Gold Rainbow Province was Qi Jin, but just like Ling Chunqiu, he had died in battle in the Void Land. Now that Qi Jin had died, Gold Rainbow Province could only elect a new Chief.
Like Qi Jin, Chang Qishui was also a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master, one of the three remaining Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage masters in the entire Gold Rainbow Province.
In the void, a faint sound of agreement rang out.
“Left and right Protectors, follow me to welcome the guests!” Chang Qishui slowly stood up as two streaks of light suddenly flew over from the left and right mountain peaks. Standing behind him were the two Gold Rainbow Province Protectors, both of whom were Fifth Order.
It could be said that there were only three Fifth Order cultivators in the entire Gold Rainbow Province, and all of them were here. It was obvious how much importance the Gold Rainbow Province attached to this newcomer.
A month ago, the Second Elder of Boundless Altar had suddenly come to visit, and Chang Qishui had thought he had some important matter to attend to, so he had quickly come to greet him.
Unexpectedly, he heard from the Second Elder that Boundless Altar had been robbed by someone else. Thousands of disciples were now homeless, and the next one was likely to be Gold Rainbow Province.
Chang Qishui’s face went pale with fright, and after asking around, he learned that it was Yang Kai from the Void Land who had led his people to attack. The previous Chief, Qi Jin, had followed Heavenly Sword Union’s Union Master Kong Feng to attack the Void Land. Everyone in Gold Rainbow Province knew about this, but in the end, Qi Jin had died in battle, and none of the disciples who had accompanied him had returned.
There weren’t many Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage masters in Gold Rainbow Province, and Qi Jin was the strongest of them all. In the end, he still died. In that battle, Gold Rainbow Province had suffered serious injuries.
These past few days, they had been obediently staying in the Gold Rainbow Territory. It wasn’t that they hadn’t thought about avenging the previous Chief of the Gold Rainbow Province, but regardless of what kind of grievances Qi Jin had with the Void Land and who was right and who was wrong, their own Chief had died under his hands, so it was naturally impossible for the Gold Rainbow Province to turn a blind eye to it.
It was just that their strength was inferior to the other party’s, so there was no way they could take revenge.
Unexpectedly, the Void Land refused to let this matter rest and instead took the initiative to attack, forcing thousands of Boundless Altar disciples to flee.
According to the Second Elder’s intelligence, the Void Land' Lord Yang Kai didn’t bring many people with him this time, only around seventy or eighty people. However, all of them were Open Heaven Stage cultivators, and even six or seven of them were Sixth Order.
Hearing this, Chang Qishui’s heart sank to the bottom and his entire body went cold!
The Gold Rainbow Province only had three Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage masters, so how could they resist six or seven Sixth Order masters at once? Their strengths were completely incomparable, and if they really waited until the enemy arrived, the Gold Rainbow Province would be destroyed in the blink of an eye.
After the Boundless Altar's Second Elder disclosed this information, he quickly left.
On the other hand, Chang Qishui and the Gold Rainbow Province’s upper echelons felt like they were sitting on pins and needles. If what the Second Elder said was true, Yang Kai would definitely not let Gold Rainbow Province off and would attack sooner or later.
After a series of secret investigations, no one had any idea what to do. In the face of absolute strength, any schemes or plots were futile.
In the end, he had no choice but to report this matter to the Old Ancestor who was in seclusion and let his ancestor decide.
The Old Ancestor’s status was supreme in Gold Rainbow Province, but it had been in secluded cultivation for nearly three thousand years. In the entire Gold Rainbow Province, besides a few people who knew the inside story, the disciples below had no idea that their family had such an Old Ancestor.
Even Chang Qishui had only met the Old Ancestor once when he was still an Emperor Realm, but he had never seen it again after that. He couldn’t even be sure if this Old Ancestor was still alive.
However, before the Old Ancestor went into seclusion, it had already reached the Sixth Order. After three thousand years, even if it hadn’t reached the Seventh Order, the gap between them wouldn’t be too far. Facing this fierce and overbearing Void Land, they might still have a chance to fight.
Chang Qishui met the Old Ancestor in the deepest forbidden area of Gold Rainbow Province, but he didn’t see the Old Ancestor’s figure and only spoke a few words.
After listening to his report, the Old Ancestor ordered him to leave, telling him to rest assured that the Gold Rainbow Province was safe and sound. If any enemies dared to attack, they would never return!
Chang Qishui’s heart immediately calmed down! He secretly guessed that his Old Ancestor had already broken through to the Seventh Order, otherwise how could the old ancestor say such a thing? One had to know that there were many Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage from the Void Land this time, so unless a Seventh Order master appeared, it would be difficult to resist.
TO BE CONTINUED...