In the void, more than twenty Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters stood in confrontation with each other from thousands of kilometers.
A ten thousand kilometer radius, to a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, was only a few steps away. Any Divine Ability could break through this ten thousand kilometer barrier.
However, neither side had any intention of attacking first.
Yang Kai’s Divine Sense surged as he scanned his surroundings, searching for Zuo Quan Hui’s aura. Being spied on by a Seventh Order, Yang Kai’s pressure was like facing a mountain. If he couldn’t find any trace of Zuo Quan Hui, he wouldn’t be able to easily act.
A faintly discernible killing intent lingered at his side. This killing intent did not originate from any of the Sixth Order masters in front of him, but rather from Zuo Quan Hui, who had concealed himself.
Yang Kai’s body tensed up as his flesh squirmed and his strength surged. His eyes filled with determination. If Zuo Quan Hui dared to jump out, he would have no choice but to send out the Iron Blood Great Emperor and the others to fight to the death.
After a long and torturous wait, the killing intent that had been lingering around him suddenly disappeared without a trace. Ten thousand kilometers away, the ten Sixth Order masters who were confronting the crowd from the Void Land all changed their expressions at the same time, as if they had received some kind of instruction, all of them turned into streaks of light and fled.
Yang Kai narrowed his eyes slightly, knowing that it was Zuo Quan Hui who had ordered them to retreat, and couldn’t help letting out a sigh of relief.
After watching everyone from Heavenly Sword Union retreat a hundred thousand kilometers, Yang Kai raised his hand and said, “Let’s go back.”
There were still many questions in his heart that had yet to be answered. This was not the time for a decisive battle, so it was best to ask Hei He first.
Everyone turned around and flew towards the Shattered Spirit Province where the Void Land’s headquarter was located, quickly returning.
“You heal first!” Yang Kai ordered Luan Bai Feng before striding towards the main hall.
Hei He, who was the first to return, had already brought Lan Xun into the main hall. A group of people surrounded Lan Xun while Serene Soul Great Emperor was investigating Lan Xun’s situation.
Hearing the commotion, everyone turned around and saw that it was Yang Kai, so they took the initiative to make way for him.
“How is it?” Yang Kai asked as he grabbed Lan Xun’s wrist and looked down at her.
As their eyes met, Yang Kai’s heart sank. Lan Xun’s eyes widened, but her eyes, which should have been lively, were now dull and lifeless.
Serene Soul Great Emperor said solemnly, “Not good, her Soul has suffered a great injury, I can’t repair it.”
“Even you can’t do anything about it?” Iron Blood Great Emperor asked.
Among all the Great Emperors, the one with the highest attainments in the Divine Soul was undoubtedly Serene Soul. He had entered the Great Dao with his Divine Soul power, so he naturally had authority in the Divine Soul.
From the first battle with Heavenly Sword Union until now, all the Great Emperors had broken through to the Sixth Order, and now only Wondrous Pill and Tian Shu remained.
Hearing this, the other Great Emperors’ expressions became extremely ugly. Seeing their old friend’s daughter in such a state, they naturally didn’t feel good, and their hatred for the person who had caused Lan Xun to suffer is even greater.
Serene Soul pondered for a moment before replying, “Perhaps we can try, but first we need to figure out why her Soul suffered such serious injuries.”
Everyone turned to look at Hei He. When Hei He had brought Lan Xun here, all the Great Emperors had gathered together to investigate Lan Xun’s situation, but none of them had had time to ask.
Hei He replied honestly, “Someone use Soul Searching Technique on her.”
“Soul Searching Technique!” Everyone was shocked when they heard this.
No matter where it is, the Soul Searching Technique was an extremely vicious Secret Technique. Even after being used, even if one was still able to preserve their life. Their Divine would be damaged and Lan Xun being able to survive was lucky enough. If her luck was bad, Lan Xun would have died long ago.
Serene Soul’s expression became solemn, “If it’s a Soul Searching Technique, I’m afraid there’s nothing I can do.”
“I’ll give it a try!” Yang Kai suddenly picked up Lan Xun and rushed to the back room. Opening the restriction, he placed Lan Xun on the bed and sat down cross-legged next to her head.
Lan Xun had been used to perform a Soul Searching Technique and her Soul had been severely damaged. Even the Serene Soul Great Emperor had not been able to resolve this, but it was not impossible for him to do so.
The Soul Warming Lotus is a supreme treasure of Heaven and Earth and had a unique effect on nourishing one’s Soul. Since Yang Kai’s growth, he had fought many powerful enemies and suffered heavy damage to his Soul. If it was anyone else, their Soul would have been incomplete and they wouldn’t be able to cultivate, but every time the Soul Warming Lotus was used, it would quickly repair his Soul.
His current powerful Divine Soul was all thanks to the nourishment of the Soul Warming Lotus over the years.
Taking a deep breath, Yang Kai bent down and placed his forehead on Lan Xun’s forehead, condensing his Divine Sense into a Soul Avatar that wrapped itself around the Soul Warming Lotus and rushed towards Lan Xun’s Knowledge Sea.
Under normal circumstances, if Yang Kai wanted to enter another person’s Knowledge Sea, he would definitely encounter some obstruction and resistance, but Lan Xun’s Soul had been damaged and she was unconscious, so Yang Kai didn’t encounter any obstructions and easily rushed into Lan Xun’s Knowledge Sea with the Soul Warming Lotus.
Looking around, Yang Kai saw that the world inside her Knowledge Sea was in tatters, like the scene of the apocalypse after a great battle. Scorched Earth littered the ground, and what he saw made Yang Kai’s heart ache. He could almost feel the pain Lan Xun had suffered that day.
Being Soul Searched by someone was definitely not a wonderful thing. Every part of one’s life, every scene, it was as if they had been picked up by someone and had to endure the pain of their Soul being torn apart.
In a certain part of her Knowledge Sea, there was a faint glow.
Yang Kai flew over and immediately saw a hazy human figure curled up inside like a baby, sleeping. He could vaguely make out the outline of Lan Xun’s figure, but it wasn’t clear. The dim light also flickered constantly, as if it was about to disappear at any moment, but it stubbornly maintained a trace of its Soul.
Yang Kai didn’t dare delay and quickly released the Soul Warming Lotus to lift up the hazy figure.
A seven colored light blossomed in her Knowledge Sea as the petals slowly closed, wrapping the hazy human figure in the center of the flower while an invisible force nourished her damaged Soul, causing her shattered Knowledge Sea to suddenly quiet down.
Yang Kai sighed lightly.
With the nourishment of the Soul Warming Lotus, it was only a matter of time before Lan Xun’s Soul was restored.
Just as he was about to withdraw from Lan Xun’s Knowledge Sea, an image suddenly appeared in Yang Kai’s mind. It was a picture of Yin Xinzhao’s hideous appearance, followed by an indescribable sense of panic and helplessness, causing Yang Kai to feel like he was drowning.
But soon, this scene shattered and the inexplicable emotions covering Yang Kai also disappeared.
Yang Kai’s face was gloomy, his eyes almost spitting fire.
The scene just now was obviously a memory fragment of Lan Xun. Because he had also entered this Knowledge Sea as a Divine Soul, he was able to see this nightmare-like memory fragment and experience everything Lan Xun had experienced.
This panic and helplessness was Lan Xun’s experience.
Because she was too terrified, even though she was in a deep sleep, this experience had transformed into a nightmare that tormented her.
Luan Bai Feng had said that Hei He and Lan Xun were brought here by Yin Xinzhao, so the one who had used the Soul Searching Technique on Lan Xun was undoubtedly Yin Xinzhao!
This person deserved death! [Hoogsway: well, he deserved it since long ago. But you're too scared to kill him when you're alone with him.]
However, with the nourishment of the Soul Warming Lotus, this nightmare-like memories should no longer be haunting her.
Taking one last look at the Soul Warming Lotus wrapping Lan Xun's soul, Yang Kai slowly withdrew.
Returning to the main hall, everyone waited anxiously.
“She's fine, but it may take some time for her to wake up,” Yang Kai waved his hand and stopped everyone from asking.
When everyone heard this, they all accepted it as a matter of course. Even the Serene Soul Great Emperor didn’t ask any questions. Yang Kai had created too many miracles, even if Lan Xun’s Soul had been severely damaged. Just because he couldn’t resolve it, that doesn't mean Yang Kai couldn’t.
“What happened? How did you get caught by Yin Xinzhao?” Yang Kai turned to look at Hei He.
Hei He quickly replied, “Reporting to Sir, ever since Sir left that year, this subordinate has been guarding the Star Boundary and the Demon Territory, never daring to slack off. Over the years, the cultivation of the cultivators in the Star Boundary has been improving at a rapid pace. Young Lady Lan Xun has long since broken through to the Third Order Emperor Realm and has successfully condensed her Dao Seal. The Chief Manager and Old Lady are all like this. Thinking that with their current cultivation level in the Inner Universe, there would be no future for them, so the Chief Manager came to me and asked me to bring Young Lady Lan Xun to the Void Land to report to Sir, asking Sir to return.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai asked in surprise, “My father and mother also condensed their Dao Seals?”
The Great Emperors were also stunned.
It wasn’t surprising that Lan Xun was able to condense a Dao Seal. After all, she was the daughter of Bright Moon Great Emperor and had inherited the Bright Moon Body of the Great Emperor. She was also the Star Soul Palace's Palace Master and had outstanding aptitude. Over the years, her cultivation had reached the Third Order Emperor Realm. Although condensing a Dao Seal was a bit fast, it wasn’t impossible.
Chief Manager Hua Qing Si also condensed a Dao Seal… this was somewhat acceptable.
However, Yang Kai was well aware of his father and mother’s aptitudes. The reason why his parents hadn’t followed him to the Void Land back then was because they considered their own aptitudes to be insufficient. Even if they had gone to the Outer Universe, it wouldn’t have made much sense, so it was better for them to stay in the Star Boundary and guard Yang Kai’s homeland. Although First Order Emperor Realm cultivation level wasn’t high, it was still quite good in the Star Boundary.
As for Yang Fourth Master and Dong Suzhu being able to become Emperor Realm, Yang Kai had spent countless resources and effort to achieve this.
Under normal circumstances, it was not impossible for Yang Fourth Master and Dong Suzhu to condense a Dao Seal, and it was absolutely impossible for them to do so in such a short time.
The Great Emperors naturally understood this, which was why they and Yang Kai were so surprised.
This speed… seemed a bit too fast.
Hei He continued, “It’s not just Young Lady Lan Xun and the Old Lady. Over the years, there have been many Emperor Realm appearing in the Star Boundary. I’ve never seen anyone’s cultivation rise so quickly. It’s not just one person, but everyone in the Star Boundary.”
“Why is it like this?” Yang Kai asked with a puzzled expression. Could it be that there was something special about the Star Boundary that he hadn’t noticed before?
What’s more, the Star Boundary had just been destroyed by Mo Sheng, and a great battle had nearly caused the entire Star Boundary to fall into ruin.
Hei He looked around and hesitated.
Yang Kai said, “If you have something to say, just say it. No one here is an outsider.”
Hei He nodded and said, “This subordinate once went to the Star Boundary to inspect it and felt that the reason why the Star Boundary changed so much should be related to the tree you planted all those years ago.”
TO BE CONTINUED...