The Great Evolution Territory also had Star City and Universe Temple. If Troublesome Grandmaster wanted to inquire about information, it would be most convenient for him to go to these two places. Whether it was Star City or Universe Temple, both of these places were filled with dragons and snakes. There were all kinds of people here, so the flow of information was quite fast.
In less than ten days, the old man returned.
Yang Kai had been waiting for him in the main hall, and seeing him return, he didn’t get up, but the old man’s mood was clearly different from before. After not being able to see hope for a long time, he suddenly saw a glimmer of light. Even if he tried to suppress it, how could he?
From the information he had obtained from the Star City and Universe Temple, it was confirmed that Yang Kai’s words weren’t false. There was indeed a World Tree in the Star Boundary that was extremely mysterious and had attracted the attention of the entire 3000 Worlds. One hundred and eight Cave Heaven Paradise had even set up various branches and many High Rank Open Heaven.
The Star Boundary was even rumored to be the cradle of the 3000 Worlds' Open Heaven Stage masters! This was a great honor.
Although he hadn’t personally gone to see the situation in the Star Boundary, Troublesome Grandmaster was certain that Yang Kai wasn’t exaggerating.
Facing this kind of temptation, the old man couldn’t resist it, and so could Great Evolution. Even though he knew that he would have to pay a price to eat this bait, Troublesome Grandmaster still have to bite it.
Sitting down in front of Yang Kai, the old man went straight to the point, “Although Great Evolution is currently in dire straits, it was once one of the 72 Paradise. According to the rules you gave to the other Cave Heaven Paradise, Great Evolution needs to take in five disciples every hundred years in your Star Boundary, and it needs five hundred thousand kilometers of land to build a training hall.”
“Yes!” Yang Kai nodded, not intending to bargain with him.
The old man looked at him highly and continued, “I don’t know what benefits those Cave Heaven Paradise gave you, but my Great Evolution Paradise doesn’t have much to offer now, but since you owe me a favor back then, I’m sure you came here for something else. This old master won’t take advantage of you, just treat it as you returning the favor and allowing your request.”
Yang Kai grinned, “Senior is a straightforward person, I won’t be so wishy-washy. Are we done here?”
Troublesome Grandmaster nodded, “However, I’m afraid you’ll have to stay here for a few more days. This old master will first send Great Evolution's little children to your Star Boundary to settle them down before returning to refine artifacts for you.”
Yang Kai smiled, “I’m not in a hurry to use the item I want to refine, Senior should focus on the Great Evolution matter first.”
How could he not know that this old man had not gone to see the situation in the Star Boundary with his own eyes and was unable to let go? Only when he personally went to the Star Boundary and saw its prosperity could this transaction be considered settled.
Pausing for a moment, he continued, “Senior, are you interested in becoming my High Heaven Palace’s Supreme High Ranking Guest Elder? If Senior agrees to this matter, the Great Evolution's juniors will definitely be able to receive more care in the Star Boundary!”
Troublesome Grandmaster remained silent.
Seeing that he didn’t immediately refuse, Yang Kai knew that there was a chance, so he didn’t rush him and simply said, “Senior isn’t in a hurry to make a decision. When you go to the Star Boundary and see for yourself, it won’t be too late. To be honest with Senior, that Free and Unfettered Paradise’s Elder Yu Changdao is my High Heaven Palace’s Supreme High Ranking Guest Elder!”
Troublesome Grandmaster looked at him deeply, “It seems that the Star Boundary you speak of really has a great attraction.”
If not for this, how could a Seventh Order Open HEaven Stage master lower himself to such a level?
Yang Kai grinned.
The old man stood up and said, “I’ll arrange the matter of Great Evolution first, you can do as you please.”
After taking a few steps, he turned around and asked, “What did you come here to refine this time?”
Yang Kai quickly said, “The Palace Artifact. The last time I fought with Zuo Quan Hui, I suffered quite a bit and thought it would be best if I had one.”
Troublesome Grandmaster nodded slightly, “Refining the Palace Artifact consumes a lot of effort, you should be mentally prepared.”
Yang Kai smiled and nodded, “Junior understands.”
The old man didn’t say anything more and directly left.
In order to arrange for the Great Evolution's younger generation to leave the mountain and send them to the Star Boundary, it was naturally extremely complicated. First, they had to find some disciples with suitable aptitude. Not to mention how shocked Nalan Lushui and the others were when they learned of this news, Yang Kai had to wait in the old man’s secluded cultivation place for a full month before seeing the Troublesome Grandmaster again.
After inquiring about the situation, Yang Kai learned that Nalan Lushui was still selecting disciples, so it would take some time to confirm.
Yang Kai said, “Senior, this trip to the Star Boundary will take at least half a year, so Junior won’t be waiting here. After Senior goes to the Star Boundary, you can go to High Heaven Palace to find my Chief Manager Hua Qing Si. She will arrange everything. In addition, there is no need for Senior to be polite with her regarding the materials needed to refine the Palace Artifact. If Senior has any requests, just let her know and she will prepare them.”
As he spoke, Yang Kai handed over a jade slip to the old man as a token. Yang Kai had already written down the details, so Hua Qing Si could tell at a glance.
Troublesome Grandmaster took it and frowned, “You’re not coming back with me?”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “I won’t be going back for now, I still have some things to do. When I return to this place next time, I’ll come back to retrieve the Palace Artifact.”
“Good!” The old man nodded lightly and didn’t force him, suddenly saying, “Take out your Void Yin-Yang Mirror.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai smiled happily, “Thank you for your trouble, Senior.”
Troublesome Grandmaster said, “This old man doesn’t have the habit of taking advantage of others. Artifact Refining is my old profession, so it won’t take much effort. Since you can return the favor, this old man naturally can’t be stingy. Regardless of whether this old man agrees to become your Supreme High Ranking Guest Elder or not, if you have any treasures you need to refine in the future, feel free to come find me.”
Yang Kai was overjoyed, “Many thanks, Senior!”
With these words, it didn’t matter whether he became the Supreme Guest Elder or not.
The sixteen array discs and artifacts were taken out one by one, and Troublesome Grandmaster had to ask Yang Kai for a lot of materials before he could begin refining them. The damaged parts naturally needed to be repaired, and he even had to refine them on the original foundation.
Refining artifacts and pills was an extremely delicate process. Under normal circumstances, if one wanted to refine a single artifact, they would need to have a higher level of skill than the original refiner. It was obvious that Troublesome Grandmaster had the qualifications to do so. Refining sixteen crudely made artifacts only took some time and was not difficult at all.
By the time Yang Kai obtained the Void Yin-Yang Mirror again, the sixteen array discs had shrunk significantly, but after refining them, the quality of the Void Yin-Yang Mirror had obviously improved. Whether it was the amount of energy it consumed or the sturdiness it expended, both had improved.
Yang Kai was naturally very satisfied.
Refining the Palace Artifact would take quite some time before Troublesome Grandmaster return from the Star Boundary. Since Yang Kai had no intention of waiting here, he naturally had to take his leave. In any case, he didn’t need to worry about the materials he needed. As long as Troublesome Grandmaster could give Hua Qing Si a list of materials, she would naturally make the necessary preparations.
However, before Yang Kai left, Troublesome Grandmaster suddenly thought of something and said, “Leave behind the purple Qi you took out earlier. This old master can refine it into the palace artifact to enhance its power!”
Hearing this, Yang Kai quickly took out the Purple Qi from his Small Universe and asked curiously, “What is this?”
Previously, he had noticed that Troublesome Grandmaster seemed to care a little about this Purple Qi, obviously recognizing its origins, and something that this Artifact Refining Grandmaster valued is naturally not bad.
“Purple Heaven Divine Thunder!” Troublesome Grandmaster casually replied, “It’s also called Breaking Evil Divine Thunder, it’s specialized in breaking evil spirits!”
“Divine Thunder…” Yang Kai was stunned. The purple Qi in his hand was like a snake coiling around his fingertips, so how could there be any trace of lightning?
Troublesome Grandmaster didn’t explain any further and simply flicked his finger towards the purple Qi.
An ear-splitting explosion rang out and the sound of rolling thunder filled the air. The purple Qi that had been wrapped around Yang Kai’s fingertips suddenly became violent, like a ferocious beast that was about to devour its prey.
Even someone as strong as Yang Kai’s physique felt his fingers go numb.
“This kind of thing is quite rare. The place where the Purple Heaven Divine Thunder is produced is an elegant and graceful Universe World. However, with this thing here, that Universe World is destined to be destroyed soon.” Troublesome Grandmaster took the Purple Qi from Yang Kai’s hand and circulated his World Force to suppress it, causing the violent Purple Qi to become docile again.
“Why?” Yang Kai was puzzled.
Troublesome Grandmaster explained, “The essence of the entire Universe World lies in this thing, so how good can it be?”
Yang Kai suddenly understood.
Looking at the Purple Heaven Divine Thunder in his hand, the old man suddenly fell into deep thought. He still remembered that in the Great Evolution Paradise, there was a woman in red who held a Purple Heaven Divine Sword, which was refined from Purple Heaven Divine Thunder! That sword broke through all evil, and that person said she wanted to purge all evil in the world, her voice crisp and clear, as if it were yesterday.
The Troublesome Grandmaster of that year was just an ordinary disciple who had just entered the Sect.
Time really passed quickly. In the blink of an eye, he had become a white-bearded old man.
“You may leave. The next time you come here, I’ll definitely refine that palace artifact for you!” Troublesome Grandmaster waved his hand.
Yang Kai bowed, “Many thanks, Grandmaster!”
An hour later, in the hall of the Great Evolution Forbidden Zone, the candlelight flickered, and in front of more than thirteen thousand spirit tablets, Troublesome Grandmaster's eyes were slightly red as he smiled and said, “Sect Master, Elders, Senior Brothers, Senior Sisters, Disciple has finally managed to hold out until this day. Great Evolution has hope, so please wait a little longer. Before long, Disciple will lead Great Evolution’s juniors to avenge you!”
On this day, a High Rank Open Heaven master came to Heavenly Martial Building's Great Evolution Branch and smashed the Great Evolution plaque with a single punch, but he didn’t kill a single person. The several Open Heaven Stage masters who were guarding the Great Evolution Branch were all trembling in fear. They didn’t know how they had provoked this master, nor did they know where this master came from. All they knew was that he was an old man with white hair and beard.
After the newcomer left, the branch’s Open Heaven Stage masters quickly reported to Heavenly Martial Building’s headquarter, but they were unable to find any clues.
However, after this day, Heaven Martial Building tactfully withdrew its branch.
A few days later, in the ruins of Great Evolution Paradise, Grandmaster Tang looked down at the group of little radishes selected and nodded in satisfaction.
Nalan Lushui and the others were surprised to discover that the Old Ancestor, who had always had a slightly hunched back, was now standing straight, as if the burden that had been weighing down on him for countless years had suddenly disappeared.
TO BE CONTINUED...