The Void Spirit Sword Sect is thriving and everything is progressing steadily. In the blink of an eye, another month passed.
Yang Kai walked out of his Cave Mansion. After a month of bitter cultivation, his cultivation had risen to the Third Order Heaven Rank, but the Red Jade Miao Hong had given him had already been used up. The Void Spirit Sword Sect had accumulated a lot of Black Jade, and after testing it out, Yang Kai found that it was just as Miao Hong had said. Once one’s cultivation reached the Heaven Rank, using the Black Jade to cultivate would be far less efficient than using the Red Jade.
It was time to look for cultivation resources!
Yang Kai sighed lightly in his heart, but this wasn’t a big problem for him. Now that he is a Heaven Pill Master and had mastered the pill recipe for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill, it was quite easy for him to accumulate some resources.
As long as news of him being able to refine a Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill spread, there would naturally be a large number of cultivators lining up to invite him to refine pills. In this Divine Weapon World, the number of cultivators trapped at the peak Earth Rank was enormous.
He had already expected this, so when he left Heavenly Martial City, he had hinted to Miao Hong that he might return soon.
Compared to the Void Spirit Sword Sect, Heavenly Martial City’s forces were much larger and had a large flow of people. Yang Kai had planned to return to Heavenly Martial City and set up a Pill Hall to help people refine pills while collecting the cultivation resources he needed. As long as he had enough resources, he could quickly reach the peak Heaven Rank.
As for the Hundred Revolutions Heartless Pills required to break through to the Heaven Rank, he could only think of a solution when the time came. In any case, he wasn’t in a hurry, there would always be a way out.
Thinking so, he walked out of his cave mansion and looked up, slightly stunned.
Outside the Cave Mansion, Wan Yingying was sitting on the side, vigilantly staring at Li Zhengqing, who was standing nearby helplessly, seemingly waiting for Yang Kai to come out. However, this old man’s current condition was quite bad, as if he had been injured by someone. His face was slightly pale, and his arm seemed to have been broken, hanging by a cloth strap across his chest.
Hearing the commotion, Wan Yingying and Li Zhengqing quickly looked over. The former stood up happily and rushed over, standing obediently beside Yang Kai, “Eldest Senior Brother!”
Yang Kai gently nodded and patted her head, causing Wan Yingying’s face to turn red as she avoided Yang Kai’s hand and pouted, “Eldest Senior Brother, I’ve already grown up, don’t treat me like a kid!”
Although she said so, her expression was filled with enjoyment.
Yang Kai chuckled and nodded, “I understand, I’ll be more careful next time.” Looking up at Li Zhengqing, he asked, “What happened? Who injured you?”
Li Zhengqing’s face was filled with shame as he bowed and said, “Reporting to Sir, this humble subordinate doesn’t know who was the one who injured him. The one who did this was very skilled in movement techniques, this humble subordinate didn’t see clearly.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “You’re also a Heaven Rank master now, but you can’t even see who injured you?”
Although he had not seen Li Zhengqing for a month, Yang Kai could feel that this old man was now a Heaven Rank master.
Li Zhengqing’s face turned red, “I really didn’t see clearly, this humble subordinate is incompetent.”
“What exactly happened?”
Li Zhengqing quickly explained what had happened. This was also the reason why he had been waiting here. Before Yang Kai went into seclusion, he had ordered that no one was to disturb him, which was why Wan Yingying had been standing guard outside the cave mansion, not even allowing Li Zhengqing to approach.
After listening to his explanation, Yang Kai learned that about half a month ago, a Heaven Rank master had snuck into the Void Spirit Sword Sect. No one knew who it was, whether it was a man or a woman, and no one knew why he was here.
Li Zhengqing and Zhuang Juhe had both broken through to the Heaven Rank, so they took this matter very seriously and personally led their men to investigate. During this time, they had finally found some clues and followed the clues to find where that person was hiding, but in just two or three moves, they had been completely wiped out. Even when Li Zhengqing and Zhuang Juhe joined forces, they were still no match and were both injured.
Fortunately, the man didn’t seem to have any intention of killing them, only injuring Li Zhengqing and Zhuang Juhe who were leading the group and fleeing. Otherwise, it would be hard to say if these two newly promoted Heaven Rank masters would have survived.
For example, the people from the Heavenly Net Residence and Tiger’s Roar Sect, with the exception of those who had stayed behind to guard the Black Jade Mine, were all searching for traces of this mysterious person, but even now they had yet to discover him.
Li Zhengqing had been waiting here to report the situation to Yang Kai as soon as possible.
“Mysterious person…” Yang Kai frowned, “Why do you think this person is here?”
This guy didn’t kill anyone, appearing and disappearing unpredictably, and he was able to easily injure two newly promoted Heaven Rank masters, so his strength was definitely not weak. At the very least, he was a Third or Fourth Order Heaven Rank master. Since he had come here, he must have some kind of ulterior motive.
Li Zhengqing replied, “Brother Zhuang and I talked about this matter before and both of us felt that this person was probably here for the Black Jade Mine. After all, in the entire Void Spirit Sword Sect, only this Black Jade Mine can arouse the interest of a Heaven Rank master.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly, “That’s possible, is there any movement from the mine?”
Li Zhengqing shook his head and said, “This is the strangest part. There’s no trace of this person at the mine.”
“This person is still in my Void Spirit Sword Sect?” Yang Kai narrowed his eyes slightly.
“He should still be here!” Li Zhengqing nodded, “This person relied on his profound cultivation and even though we discovered him once, he didn’t immediately leave. Just yesterday, Brother Zhuang also found traces of him, but he soon disappeared.”
“Interesting!” Yang Kai’s lips curled up. For some reason, a Heaven Rank cultivator had come to the Void Spirit Sword Sect, and he had been concealing his whereabouts all this time. Naturally, this made Yang Kai feel uneasy. Before he could figure out this person’s purpose, the entire Void Spirit Sword Sect was under threat.
“En, I will personally…” Before Yang Kai could finish his sentence, a burly man suddenly rushed over.
“They’re from my Heavenly Net Residence,” Li Zhengqing explained.
The burly man came up to Li Zhengqing and cupped his fists, “Greetings Palace Master, greetings Sect Master!”
“What is it?” Li Zhengqing asked.
The burly man replied, “Reporting to Palace Master, there is a Heaven Rank master at the foot of the mountain who wishes to see Sect Master.”
Li Zhengqing’s expression became serious, “A Heaven Rank master! Did he mention his origins?”
The burly man shook his head and replied, “No, but that Senior asked this subordinate to pass this item to the Sect Master, saying that the Sect Master will naturally understand when he saw it.”
Saying so, he handed over a token.
Yang Kai took it suspiciously and glanced at the conspicuous ‘Gao’ character on the Token, a look of realization appearing on his face as he ordered the burly man, “Invite him to the Discussion Hall, I’ll wait for him there!”
“Yes!” The burly man nodded and turned to leave.
Li Zhengqing looked at Yang Kai and asked, “Sir, could the person who came to visit be…”
“No, it's from the Profound Pill Sect.”
“Profound Pill Sect!” Li Zhengqing’s expression became serious. These three words carried a lot of weight. After all, it is one of the top ten Sects in the Divine Weapon World, the one who had seized the Divine Weapon Medicine King Cauldron.
A moment later, in the meeting hall, a tall man walked in. Just as Yang Kai expected, the one who had come was the one he was thinking of, but what surprised Yang Kai was that this man was holding a person in his hand. The man was still struggling, but it was likely that he had been restricted by some kind of force and was unable to struggle.
“Gao Ming greet Pill Master Yang!” The man who had just walked in casually threw the man in his hand to the ground, ignoring the angry look on the man’s face as he cupped his fists and saluted Yang Kai.
Yang Kai nodded, “Are you the guard beside Senior Brother Gao?”
When he saw the token, Yang Kai guessed that Gao Xinpeng must have sent someone over. After parting ways in Heavenly Martial City, Gao Xinpeng had said he wanted to return to Profound Pill Sect as soon as possible and report this matter to the Sect. Now that two months had passed, Profound Pill Sect should have some reaction.
“Yes!” Gao Ming nodded.
This was the first time Yang Kai had heard of this person’s name, so he couldn’t help asking curiously, “You share the same surname as Senior Brother Gao? Could it be you came from the same family?”
Gao Ming nodded, “Yes!”
“No wonder!” Yang Kai showed a look of understanding. Since they were both from the same family, it was only natural for them to be loyal. It was likely that Gao Xinpeng also had such considerations, allowing him to act as his guard.
Glancing curiously at the struggling man on the ground, he asked in confusion, “This is…”
The one crawling on the ground was actually a woman whose face couldn’t be seen clearly for the time being. Even though her strength had been sealed, she was still squirming out of the hall like a maggot, as if she wanted to escape from this place.
Gao Ming said, “When I went up the mountain, I felt that this person had concealed her aura and was hiding in the shadows, so I captured her. If she is someone from your Sect, please forgive me, Pill Master Yang.”
Yang Kai immediately smiled, “This is not my Void Spirit Sword Sect's person.” Turning his head to look at Li Zhengqing, he asked, “Is she?”
Li Zhengqing slowly shook his head, “I can’t be sure.”
“Just ask,” Yang Kai said as he stood up and walked over to the woman, blocking her path. The woman immediately raised her head and glared at him, “Good dogs don’t block the way!”
Yang Kai pulled up his robe and squatted down in front of her, reaching out to pinch her chin to take a look. He found that this woman didn’t look very old, and her complexion was quite good. Her skin was white and tender, as if it could be broken by a gentle breeze.
The woman was so embarrassed and angry that she opened her mouth, wanting to bite down. However, Yang Kai exerted some force and the woman’s mouth couldn’t close anymore and she could only whimper.
“During this period of time, were you the one who jumped around my Void Spirit Sword Sect?” Yang Kai asked.
“Wu wu wuu…”
Yang Kai nodded, “I’ll let go of you, don’t bite me! Otherwise, I’ll break your teeth.”
The woman glared at Yang Kai but didn’t say anything.
Only then did Yang Kai loosen his grip on her cheeks, leaving two clear marks on her fair skin.
“Speak, did you cause trouble for my Void Spirit Sword Sect during this time? Did you injure my subordinates?”
“So what if I am?” The woman’s face was as beautiful as a painting, but her temper was quite violent, “If you have the ability, release this old lady and fight me for three hundred rounds!”
Yang Kai chuckled and looked up at Gao Ming, “What is this woman’s cultivation?”
Gao Ming said, “Sixth Order Heaven Rank, perhaps even higher.”
“Then you’re really unlucky!” Yang Kai felt some sympathy for this guy. Logically speaking, a Sixth Order Heaven Rank cultivator should be quite strong, and coming to this Void Spirit Sword Sect, she was basically an invincible existence. Unfortunately, she had just happened to encounter a master who had come here under orders, so she was naturally caught.
TO BE CONTINUED...