Wu Zheng Qi’s face was filled with horror. This scene was even more difficult to accept than being seriously injured by Yang Kai.
He had personally witnessed Yang Kai break through to the Spirit Rank. In other words, Yang Kai was only a First Order Spirit Rank cultivator, but the strength displayed by this First Order Spirit Rank cultivator had far exceeded his understanding.
Was he even human?
This figure was unpredictable, and even with Wu Zheng Qi’s eyesight, it was difficult for him to capture it. Sword light flashed, each strike containing an extremely terrifying power, making it extremely difficult for the Ninth Order Spirit Rank Old Man Qi to resist.
In his entire life of cultivation, Wu Zheng Qi had never seen such a novel way of fighting, and… this was the work of an Alchemist.
In his impression, Alchemists in this world might have extraordinary cultivations, but because Alchemists spent most of their time and energy on Alchemy, they rarely studied the way of fighting, and most of their cultivation was raised by consuming pills.
The main reason Alchemists increase their cultivation was to improve their Alchemy capability.
As such, the strength that Alchemists could display was often incompatible with their own cultivation. A Ninth Order Heaven Rank Alchemist might not necessarily be able to defeat a cultivator several stages weaker than them, and it was precisely because of this consideration that Profound Pill Sect had the existence of the Blood Servant Camp, and those Alchemists who roamed the world had guards they recruited.
But when it came to Yang Kai, it was the complete opposite.
Each of these punches and kicks was extremely experienced and vicious. If one didn’t immerse themselves in the way of fighting for hundreds of years, it would be impossible to achieve this level. However, how old was Yang Kai now? When he first joined the Profound Pill Sect, he was seventeen or eighteen years old, but now he was only in his early twenties!
How could he have so much battle experience?
While he was still in a daze, Wu Zheng Qi suddenly remembered something. Back then, Yang Kai and Wei Cheng had a grudge because of the Holy Fire Cave's incident, and both sides had agreed to fight on the Battle Method Stage. In the final battle round, Yang Kai had personally gone up to fight Wei Cheng’s Heaven Rank guard, but in the end, the guard had been knocked off the stage.
At that time, Wu Zheng Qi had thought that Yang Kai had launched a sneak attack and the Heaven Rank guard had been caught off guard, but now it seemed that he had already displayed his outstanding talent in the way of fighting, and as his cultivation increased, this talent was magnified infinitely.
This is definitely the strongest Alchemist in the entire Divine Weapon World!
A muffled groan roused Wu Zheng Qi’s chaotic thoughts, and when he looked up again, he saw that the two figures that had been entangled together in the sky had already separated, standing a few dozen meters apart. Old Man Qi’s entire body was covered in tiny wounds, and he looked as if he had been pulled out of a pool of blood, his face filled with disbelief.
In that short confrontation just now, he had been at a complete disadvantage. If it weren’t for his own strength, he would have been killed by Yang Kai.
Opposite him, Yang Kai was holding his Clear Void Sword and his eyes were lowered, his hand holding the sword trembling uncontrollably. Veins bulged on his forehead, wriggling like earthworms, and his eyes had turned blood red, making him look extremely terrifying.
“Old Man Qi, it’s time for you to leave. If you don’t, I’m afraid you’ll die here!” Yang Kai’s suppressed voice was like the roar of a trapped beast.
Old Man Qi glared angrily at Yang Kai, a trace of struggle flashing across his eyes, as if he wanted to continue fighting, but when he thought about what had just happened, Old Qi grit his teeth and rushed over to Wu Zheng Qi’s side, wrapping him up with his spiritual force before rushing into the sky.
A fierce dispute had strangely ended, leaving behind a mess in the City Lord’s Mansion.
Miao Hong walked over with an awkward expression and called out softly, “Alchemist Yang…”
When Old Man Qi and Wu Zheng Qi arrived, it wasn’t that he didn’t notice, but he was a step too late. By the time he arrived, Old Man Qi had already rushed into the vault.
He was only a Ninth Order Heaven Rank master, so he couldn’t stop them.
What surprised him even more was that Yang Kai had actually fought with two Spirit Rank masters from Profound Pill Sect. What he saw now made him understand that Yang Kai definitely had some kind of grudge with Profound Pill Sect.
He couldn’t understand why this was happening, but it was a fact that Yang Kai’s breakthrough to the Spirit Rank had been disrupted. He couldn’t afford to offend either of these two forces, so he was afraid that Yang Kai would blame him later.
However, just as he shouted, Yang Kai suddenly turned his head to look at him, his bloodshot eyes filled with murderous intent. In an instant, the entire world in front of Miao Hong’s eyes seemed to be covered in a layer of blood as a great sense of fear filled his heart. A feeling of death washed over him, causing him to retreat several steps.
The blood red color suddenly disappeared, and Miao Hong’s head was filled with cold sweat as he looked forward, only to see Yang Kai standing there quietly with his sword in his hands. It was unknown when he had closed his eyes, but his terrifying aura was fluctuating around him, as if the slightest stimulation would cause it to explode.
What was going on? Miao Hong was confused.
Hua Rong and Yang Huai also couldn’t understand. Although the two of them had followed Yang Kai for several years, it was only today that they realized how terrifying Yang Kai’s strength was. It was as if they had just met him for the first time, their eyes filled with shock.
Under the deep night sky, two figures flew out. It was Old Man Qi and Wu Zheng Qi who had escaped from Heavenly Martial City.
Recalling what had just happened, even though they had personally experienced it, the two of them still found it difficult to accept that a Fifth Order Spirit Rank cultivator and a Ninth Order Spirit Rank cultivator had actually been beaten to a pulp by a newly promoted Spirit Rank cultivator.
“Old Qi, Alchemist Yang is…” Wu Zheng Qi couldn’t stand this awkward silence and broke it first.
“Qi Deviation!” Old Man Qi replied, “That boy suffered Qi Deviation!”
Wu Zheng Qi sighed lightly, “As expected…”
He also had his own guesses, but he found it difficult to accept. In the entire Profound Pill Sect, Yang Kai was also a rare talent. Among the Heaven Pill master in Asking Pill Pavilion, there had never been a Heaven Pill Master who had a higher success rate than him. Such a talent had actually gone berserk from Qi Deviation.
If he hadn’t suffered from Qi Deviation, how could his temperament have changed so drastically?
“That boy still has some consciousness left, but whether or not he can survive this calamity will depend on his own luck. This matter is of utmost importance and needs to be reported to the Sect,” Old Man Qi coughed lightly, “Moreover… with this old master’s strength, I am not his opponent. We have failed this mission.”
Wu Zheng Qi smiled bitterly, “I’m just afraid that if this matter were to spread, the Sect would not believe it!”
Old Man Qi’s mouth twitched, “Whether we say it or not is our business, whether they believe it or not is their business.”
Heavenly Martial City, the original location of the vault had been reduced to ruins. Although this place was extremely sturdy, with two Spirit Rank masters fighting here, how could it be preserved? At this moment, it had already become a ruin.
Yang Kai stood there like a statue, holding his sword with both hands. From the rising sun to the setting moon, the rising and falling aura on his body gradually calmed down, and the murderous aura around him gradually weakened.
Three days later, he suddenly opened his eyes and let out a long breath
The Heaven Devouring Battle Law was extremely strange, and its drawbacks were even more difficult to guard against. During this breakthrough, he had consumed a massive amount of energy, almost exceeding the limits of what he could endure. This had caused the hidden dangers of cultivating the Heaven Devouring Battle Law to be triggered, causing his temperament to change greatly and his killing intent to surge.
The battle with Old Man Qi had only added fuel to the fire. If Old Man Qi continued to pester him, Yang Kai didn’t know if he would be able to stop in the end. The most likely outcome would be him killing Old Man Qi and establishing an irreconcilable grudge with Profound Pill Sect.
This wasn’t the situation he wanted to see, but fortunately, Old Man Qi was able to see the bigger picture and immediately flee when he sensed something was wrong, allowing him to have some leeway.
However, although his current situation was somewhat suppressed, it had not been completely eliminated. If he wanted to resolve the hidden dangers brought about by this promotion, he would need to spend a long time in meditation.
However… Yang Kai turned his head and glanced in the direction of the Profound Pill Sect. Time waited for no man!
“Eldest Senior Brother!” Wan Yingying called out timidly, her expression like a frightened rabbit, wanting to walk over but not daring to.
Yang Kai turned around and nodded slightly, “I’m fine!”
Wan Yingying burst into tears and threw herself into Yang Kai’s arms, sobbing, “You scared me! What happened to you, Eldest Senior Brother?”
Yang Kai gently rubbed her head, “There was an accident, but it’s all good now.”
“Sir!” Yang Huai and Hua Rong also walked over. The former’s face was filled with respect, while the latter had a rare serious look on her face. In front of Yang Kai, Hua Rong had always been carefree and easy-going. She was stronger than Yang Kai, as a guard, she had also done her best, even though there was nothing she needed to do these past few years.
However, it wasn’t until today that she realized that Yang Kai’s strength was far greater than hers… To him, a guard like her was nothing.
For a moment, Hua Rong didn’t know what to do.
Yang Kai nodded slightly towards them before turning to the side, “City Lord Miao, I have something I need your help with.”
Miao Hong quickly stepped forward and asked, “What instructions does Alchemist Yang have?”
“I would like to ask City Lord to look after my Little Junior Sister for a few days,” Yang Kai patted Wan Yingying’s head.
Miao Hong was stunned for a moment before quickly nodding, “That’s not a problem, Alchemist Yang can rest assured that Miss Yingying will not suffer any grievances in my Heavenly Martial City.” Pausing for a moment, he lowered his voice, “Alchemist Yang, what are you…”
“Returning to Profound Pill Sect!” Yang Kai replied.
The people from the Void Spirit Sword Sect were still there, the Medicine King Cauldron was also there, so he would definitely have to return to the Profound Pill Sect.
Miao Hong had already expected this and nodded solemnly, “Alchemist Yang must be careful, after all, the Profound Pill Sect is one of the top ten Sects in the Divine Weapon World.”
Yang Kai smiled, “I know the strength of Profound Pill Sect better than the City Lord, after all, I’ve been there for several years.”
Miao Hong was stunned, “That’s true.”
Yang Kai then ordered Hua Rong and Yang Huai, “You two stay here and take care of Yingying.”
Yang Huai cupped his fists and said in a low voice, “I am willing to follow Sir to the ends of the earth!”
Hua Rong pulled him behind her, “Big fool, don’t listen to him. If you don’t come back, I’ll take Yingying and fly away!”
TO BE CONTINUED...