Three years had passed since the Void Land and Flying Smoke Territory's Domain Gate had been sealed.
Three years of secluded cultivation in the Void Land, expending countless resources, the results were obvious.
The most obvious difference was that the number of Open Heaven Stage cultivators had increased by nearly five hundred!
On average, more than a dozen people would break through to Open Heaven every month.
Cultivators from the Star Boundary naturally wouldn’t have such speed. Most of them were still laying the foundation for breaking through to Open Heaven, some of them not even reaching the Emperor Realm.
These newly promoted Open Heaven Stage cultivators were all from Blood Monster Cave Heaven's Ding Feng City.
Back then, Yang Kai had brought back thousands of people from Ding Feng City. Because of the special environment of Blood Monster Cave Heaven and the influence of the bloodline curse, the cultivators in Ding Feng City would forever be stuck at the peak of the Emperor Realm, unable to pry into the mysteries of the Open Heaven Stage.
Yang Kai brought them out and removed the Bloodline Restriction, giving them freedom and a comfortable cultivation environment, allowing them to have no more worries.
Those cultivators who had the qualifications to advance to Open Heaven but were unable to do so because of the environment would naturally erupt in waves.
Mo Mei and the others quickly broke through to Open Heaven, instantly increasing the number of Open Heaven Stage masters in the Void Land.
However, the potential of Ding Feng City’s cultivators had not been used up yet. Over the years, the cultivators who had come from Ding Feng City had advanced step by step to Open Heaven, constantly strengthening the foundation of the Void Land.
Of course, the people who broke through later were not of high grade, with only a handful being Fifth Order. Most of them were Third Order or Fourth Order, but there were simply too many of them, and they even have Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill to protect them.
As for the other forces, even if it was the Cave Heaven Paradise, it was impossible to guarantee that any of their disciples would be able to successfully break through to Open Heaven.
But the Void Land could!
Even those who broke through to the Third Order Open Heaven Stage would receive a Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, so breaking through to the Third Order and Fourth Order wasn’t difficult at all. Now that they had obtained something like Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, how could they possibly fail?
Up until now, the total number of Open Heaven Stage cultivators in the Void Land had already exceeded a thousand mark! It was foreseeable that in the coming days, more cultivators from Ding Feng City would be able to join the ranks of Open Heaven Stage cultivators.
Yang Kai had already expected this, but when Bian Yuqing reported the statistics to him, Yang Kai couldn’t help but smile.
Recalling the past, when he first entered these 3000 Worlds and became a servant in the Seven Skillful Land, he had carefully calculated the cost of several dozen Open Heaven Pills. When had he ever thought that one day he would have thousands of Open Heaven Stage masters under his command?
With such a large group of people, in all of the 3000 Worlds, apart from the various Cave Heaven Paradise, which other force was a match for them?
In the current Void Land, it could be said that there was a great number of talented people and a strong army!
No matter how much the Void Land tried to conceal itself, with so many people constantly breaking through to Open Heaven, there would always be some traces left behind.
As for the Heavenly Sword Union under Zuo Quan Hui’s command, it was clear that they had already planted spies outside the Void Land, and even in the current Star City, they had their own lackeys.
Yang Kai and Bian Yuqing both knew this, but since they couldn’t investigate it, they naturally couldn’t drive it away.
Perhaps it was due to the constant stimulation of people becoming Open Heaven Stage masters, Heavenly Sword Union had been able to hold their ground for the first year, but after a year, they had begun probing the situation.
From time to time, flying ships carrying the flag of Heavenly Sword Union would wander around the Void Territory. Although they didn’t dare approach the Void Land too closely, nor would they attack the lower realm’s Universe World, they still managed to scare the few lower realm sects out of their wits.
In the Void Territory, besides the Void Land, there were also seven third class forces. These seven forces could be said to be the subordinate forces of the Void Land. Most of the third class forces didn’t even have a Mid Rank Open Heaven, and even if they did, they only had one or two Fourth Order with weak foundations. Seeing the Heavenly Sword Union’s flying ship appear in front of their own home, they were naturally scared out of their wits and rushed to the Void Land to seek help!
After sending out several troops from the Void Land, by the time they arrived, the Heavenly Sword Union’s flying ship had already disappeared.
After a few rounds, Bian Yuqing made up her mind and formed a patrol team to monitor the situation in the Void Territory.
As such, there would always be a time when the two sides met, resulting in a small conflict.
In Void Land’s home game, and with a massive number of Open Heaven Stage masters, they naturally had the advantage. Each time they fought, they basically won.
After the Heavenly Sword Union few tentacles that had entered the Void Territory was cut, they had also restrained themselves. However, they still had a large number of soldiers guarding the Domain Gate leading to the Void Territory, but after a long time, no one had attacked. Obviously, they still had the intention of dragging the Void Land to its death.
In fact, the decision made by Heavenly Sword Union couldn’t be said to be a mistake. After three years, the amount of resources accumulated in the Void Land had greatly decreased. Now, the Star City didn’t have much income, and with so many more Open Heaven Stage cultivators, the rate at which supplies were being consumed naturally increased.
The supplies in the Void Land could not last much longer. Although the Black Prison would send a large number of supplies every half a year, it was not enough to cover their expenses.
Moreover, after three years, the half of the mineral star that Yang Kai had brought back from the depths of the Black Territory had been almost completely mined, so it would be impossible for him to obtain a large amount of resources from the Black Territory in the future unless Yang Kai went to the Black Prison again and obtained another mineral star.
Now that the situation had become unpredictable, how could Yang Kai leave in peace?
Bian Yuqing could only try her best to adjust so that the materials stored in the Void Land could last longer.
Inside the palace, Yang Kai held a cup of tea and stared at Bian Yuqing in shock, “Is this true?”
Bian Yuqing nodded seriously, “Sect Master, how could I joke about something like this? The Iron Blood Great Emperor has already sent someone to inform us that in two months, he will need a Sixth Grade Yang Element resource.”
Yang Kai’s brow twitched as he couldn’t help feeling a little excited, “If that’s the case, Senior Iron Blood is preparing to break through to Open Heaven!”
Bian Yuqing nodded her head like a chicken pecking at rice, “I’ve checked the records of the supplies. Since arriving in the Void Land, Lord Iron Blood has taken one set of the five elements, Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth, all of which are Sixth Grade. Half a year ago, he also took a Sixth Grade Yin Element, so this Sixth Grade Yang Element is the last.”
“Good!” Yang Kai put down his teacup and stood up, feeling even more excited than when he had broken through to Open Heaven. He paced back and forth a few times before saying, “This is the first person from the Star Boundary to break through to Open Heaaven, and it’s even a Sixth Order one at that. We must help Senior Iron Blood clear all obstacles. En, did he say what we need to prepare?”
Bian Yuqing shook her head and said, “Sir Iron Blood only sent word that in two months, he will need a piece of the Sixth Grade Yang Element resource and didn’t say much.”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before saying, “The Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill must be prepared. Go and look for one with the best quality so that Senior Iron Blood's breakthrough doesn’t go wrong, and…”
After giving her some instructions, Bian Yuqing looked at him in amazement.
Yang Kai blinked, “Did you remember? What are you looking at me like that for?”
Bian Yuqing pursed her lips and smiled lightly, “I’ll remember, but if anyone who doesn’t know about Sect Master’s condition were to see this, they would think that a certain Madam is about to give birth.”
Yang Kai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Breaking through to Open Heaven is much more difficult than giving birth, especially when this is the first step!”
Thinking about it for a moment, Yang Kai couldn’t help sighing, “So fast!”
Counting the years he had brought the people from the Star Boundary to this place, it had only been a few years, but he had never imagined that the Iron Blood Great Emperor was already preparing to break through to Open Heaven.
It was even faster than his own speed!
However, thinking about it carefully, it wasn’t surprising. When Yang Kai advanced to Open Heaven, he had to spend a great deal of time and effort to find all the materials he needed. The Iron Blood Great Emperor and the others were different. As long as they could cultivate in peace, all of the materials needed had already been prepared in the Void Land. All they needed to do was constantly refine them. As long as they could endure it, as long as their foundations were strong enough, there was nothing to worry about.
This was the principle of having a big tree to lean on and enjoy the shade.
On the other hand, his situation was the most common in the Outer Universe, even for the disciples who came from the Cave Heaven Paradise. They might not need to search for resources themselves, but if they wanted to use their own Sect’s resources, they would need to exchange for them with their own contribution points, which would take time.
Among all the Great Emperors, Iron Blood being the first to break through to Open Heaven was both unexpected and a pleasant surprise.
When he was in the Star Boundary, the Iron Blood Great Emperor was the strongest, so it wasn’t strange for him to have such progress.
“After Senior Iron Blood, how are the others?” Yang Kai asked again.
Bian Yuqing replied, “Other than Lord Iron Blood, the fastest to progress is Lord Hong Chen and Lord Beast Martial, both of whom have begun to refine the sixth resources. Lord Serene Soul is about the same, the fifth resource should have been completely refined, not far off. Then there are Lord Flower Shadow and Ice Feather, and finally Lord Wondrous Pill and Lord Tian Shu!”
Yang Kai nodded, “It’s reasonable. Sir Wondrous Pill and Sir Tian Shu is not good at fighting, so they’re definitely inferior to the others.”
Although they were both Great Emperors, there was still some disparity between them. Both of them had come from the Star Boundary to the Void Land, so from the speed at which they had broken through to Open Heaven showed how apparent the gap was.
Yang Kai then asked about the few Pseudo Emperors, and Bian Yuqing answered them one by one. The result was satisfactory to Yang Kai.
There was no need to ask about the situation of Su Yan and the others. From time to time, he would personally investigate and instruct his wives, so naturally, he understood them better than Bian Yuqing.
“Speaking of which, Fang Yue and Xiang Ying are also about to break through to Open Heaven, and there are also some recruited from the Great Ruins Shop who aren’t inferior to the Great Emperors.”
“It’s normal,” Yang Kai nodded, “When they were in the Great Ruins Boundary, they were already refining various resources, and with the personal guidance of the Holy Spirits, their progress naturally wouldn’t be slow. En, other than Fang Yue and Xiang Ying, who else among them can refine Sixth Grade resources?”
Fang Yue and Xiang Ying were both Holy Medicine possessors, and their potential was quite good. Since they wanted to break through to the Sixth Order directly, Yang Kai let them do as they pleased, and the Void Land also fully supported them.
TO BE CONTINUED...