“Profound Spirit Fruit…” Yang Kai raised his brow slightly. If the old man hadn’t said so, he really wouldn’t have known what this Spirit Fruit was. What he was certain of was that it was something that only existed in the Ink Battlefield and had never been seen in the 3000 Worlds.
The old man took out the wooden box and opened it, explaining, “This fruit is very useful for repairing the damaged Small Universe.”
Yang Kai immediately understood, “Profound valley gate, the root of Heaven and Earth, it exists continuously!”
The old man nodded, “That’s right, our generation’s Small Universe is also a world of its own. This fruit can repair it, so our ancestors named it the Profound Spirit Fruit.”
This thing wasn’t very useful to an ordinary Open Heaven Stage cultivator, but to someone like the old man who had damaged Small Universe, it was an excellent treasure. If the Small Universe wasn’t perfected, it would be impossible for him to improve his Martial Dao in the future, and the strength he could display would be greatly reduced, just like this old man in front of him. If it weren’t for the fact that his Small Universe was already damaged and incomplete, Yang Kai wouldn’t have been able to injure him so easily.
But if he had the Profound Spirit Fruit to repair it, he could restore his peak strength.
When Yang Kai had rushed out of the Void Corridor, he had indeed noticed some abnormalities, but his attention had been quickly drawn to the Profound Spirit Fruit, so he didn’t bother pursuing the matter.
The reason he had appeared there was because the moment the Void Corridor’s entrance opened, a fluctuation of spatial energy had been drawn over.
“Even in the Ink Battlefield, this Spirit Fruit should be rare, right?” Yang Kai asked.
The old man nodded, “Although there are many Secret Realms in the Ink Battlefield, not every Secret Realm has a Profound Spirit Fruit. This fruit is indeed rare.” Saying so, the old man smiled, “If not for this, this old master wouldn’t have wanted to kill you to prevent you from exposing this fruit’s existence. Who would have thought…”
Who would have thought that he wasn’t a match for the other party and it was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, causing him to blush with shame.
However, he finally understood why the Cave Heaven Paradise had entrusted the responsibility of sealing the Void Corridor to a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator.
How could an ordinary Sixth Order Open Heaven compare to such a Sixth Order Open Heaven? In all his years of life, he had never seen such a powerful Sixth Order Open Heaven.
Moreover, the mysterious purification method he used was actually able to disperse the Ink Force that had corroded his Small Universe for many years, making it even more unbelievable.
Yang Kai also secretly rejoiced that this Senior in front of him had taken the initiative to attack him, otherwise it would have been difficult for him to identify him.
Under normal circumstances, Ink Disciple was no different from an ordinary person, so there was nothing unusual about him.
“What kind of technique is that pure white light?” The old man couldn’t help asking curiously, “Does the Cave Heaven Paradise have such a Secret Technique now?”
If that was the case, it would be good news for the people outside the No-Return Pass. This Secret Technique had an obvious suppressive effect on the Ink Force, and in the future, no matter who it was, it would be able to save them.
Over the years, the Cave Heaven Paradise had invested a lot of manpower on the No-Return Pass side. Many had died, but most had been converted into Ink Disciples and became enemies.
This was also the biggest reason why the Cave Heaven Paradise was unable to obtain victory on the Ink Battlefield. Otherwise, after countless years of constantly spending manpower, the Ink Clan would have been worn down.
Yang Kai shook his head, “This is not a Secret Technique from the Cave Heaven Paradise, it is just something Junior obtained by chance. Only Junior can use it.”
He didn’t mention the existence of the Sun’s Burning Shind and Moon's Nether Glimmer, so there was no need to mention them, meaning that only he could use them.
The old man was a bit disappointed, but soon relaxed.
If such a Secret Technique was really developed from the Cave Heaven Paradise, it would have long been sent to the No-Return Pass and not have to wait until today.
Looking at Yang Kai, the old man let out a long sigh, “The Heavens are jealous of heroes!”
Yang Kai couldn’t help but laugh. Why did these words sound like he was about to die?
The old man said, “It is rare for you to make such a sacrifice for the 3000 Worlds. Even the Cave Heaven Paradise should be grateful to you.”
“Where there is righteousness, there is honor. Senior is too kind,” Yang Kai said humbly.
The old man sighed again, “But since you’ve come, you can’t go back. Do you have any other wishes?”
Yang Kai frowned slightly, “Senior means…”
Listening to the old man’s words, he felt that something was wrong.
The old man said, “You’re a hero of the 3000 Worlds, so logically speaking, you shouldn’t have such a fate, but the existence of the Void Corridor is of great importance, so you must ensure that you don’t leak it.” Saying so, his expression became solemn as he continued in a low tone, “Only the dead won’t reveal their secrets, I hope you understand what I mean.”
Seeing Yang Kai remain silent, he obviously misunderstood and said again, “I believe you don’t want your efforts to go down the drain. I also believe that when you chose to seal the Void Corridor alone, you were prepared for the worst.”
Yang Kai quickly raised his hand, “I understand Senior’s meaning.”
The old man happily said, “You really know how to appreciate the bigger picture.”
“However, Senior, Junior does not have to die.”
The old man frowned and reprimanded, “Don’t be silly! I know you have a method to dispel and purify the Ink Force, so you won’t be turned into Ink Disciple so easily, but your cultivation is only at the Sixth Order. Once you leave this Secret Realm, it will be the Ink Battlefield. There are countless Ink Disciples in the outside world, and there is even a Territory Lord level Ink Clan personally overseeing this place. If you show any flaws, what will you use to resist? Being turned into an Ink Disciple is only a matter of time, and once you are turned into an Ink Disciple, how can you hide the existence of the Void Corridor? Since you can seal the Void Corridor, you should be able to open it again, right? If you become an Ink Disciple, the first thing you will do is open the Void Corridor and lead the chaos to the 3000 Worlds! Not only will you die, this old master will also die! Only by doing so can you completely conceal this secret! If you can’t do it yourself, this old master can help you!”
Although the old man in front of him said he wanted to die with him, Yang Kai couldn’t help but hate it.
Under normal circumstances, the old man’s proposal was undoubtedly the best choice. Only the dead could keep their secrets, and once they were turned into ink disciples, the existence of the Void Corridor would immediately be exposed.
After becoming an Ink Disciple, Yang Kai’s heart would be set on the Ink Clan, so even without the Ink Clan’s orders, Yang Kai will open the Void Corridor.
What’s more, the other party had also told him to wait on the road to the underworld for him. The other party was about to arrive, so if they were to travel together, they wouldn’t be too lonely.
Seeing the old man staring at him vigilantly, as if he would help him if he didn’t want to do it himself, Yang Kai quickly said, “Senior, I won’t be turned into Inked. When I fought with the Ink Clan Royal, this Junior was present. At that time, the Ink Clan Royal used their Royal Lord Secret Technique and instantly turned five Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage masters into Ink Disciples, but this Junior was safe and sound. One of them was even by this Junior’s side.”
The old man shook his head, “The method to dispel and purify the Ink Force is extraordinary, but in the Ink Battlefield, if you use this method to resist the Ink Force, it will definitely attract the attention of the Ink Clan!”
Explanations were useless, only actual proof remained.
Yang Kai said, “Senior, please take a look!”
In the blink of an eye, a black aura seeped out from his body and even his eyes were quickly filled with a black color.
The old man’s face paled as he circulated his World Force and nearly sent a palm strike towards Yang Kai.
However, his palm stopped in front of Yang Kai because the black color had already faded from his eyes.
Yang Kai replied, “I won’t hide it from Senior. This Junior obtained the World Spring by chance a long time ago, so the Small Universe in my body is smooth and flawless, immune to external forces. My Small Universe is still sealing the Ink Essence, but it has no effect on this Junior.”
“World Spring?” Hearing this, the old man was both surprised and happy, but he still shouted, “Words are not proof!”
Just like how Yang Kai had wanted to investigate his Small Universe out of caution, the old man also had the same thought.
Yang Kai smiled bitterly, knowing that he wouldn’t be at ease if he didn’t examine him, so he immediately opened his Small Universe’s door.
The old man didn’t hesitate and poured his Divine Sense into it.
In the next moment, he was shocked, “You really are only a Sixth Order?”
Under his investigation, the Small Universe had actually transformed from an illusory one into a solid one. This was an ability that only a High Rank Open Heaven Master could possess! It was impossible for a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage's Small Universe to be like this. The old man wasn’t the first person to be surprised. When Yu XIangdie and the others investigated, they had the same reaction, mainly because they had never seen such a thing before.
“Since Senior has already investigated, how can Junior conceal anything?”
The old man nodded. Under his investigation, he found that Yang Kai was indeed a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, not a fake, but he also understood why this Sixth Order cultivator had such powerful combat strength that even he, a Seventh Order cultivator, was not his opponent.
The other party’s Small Universe was also a solid existence, so it was naturally incomparable to an ordinary Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage.
Inside the Small Universe World, the Ink Force was sealed, and there was a spring that pierced through the world.
The old man had never seen a World Spring before, but he could clearly see that the Ink Force was sealed in an area.
After he withdrew his Divine Sense, he nodded slightly, “No wonder you dared to take such a risk, it turns out you have something to rely on! Good, very good!”
With a Universe Four Pillars like the World Spring suppressing the Small Universe, there was really no need to worry about being corroded by the Ink Force. This was the greatest guarantee of his own safety.
Looking Yang Kai up and down, the old man’s eyes gradually brightened.
Since this child didn’t need to die and didn’t need to worry about being turned into an Ink Disciple, his existence would be a great asset to the entire front line. Not to mention his cultivation, just his ability to dispel and purify the Ink Force was enough to allow the front line to recover from many losses.
With this thought in mind, the old man suddenly thought of many things and his expression became firm as he said, “This old master is Meng Qi, born in Exquisite Paradise! Four thousand years ago, I followed my Sect’s Elder step out of the No-Return Pass into this Ink Battlefield.”
He had never introduced himself to Yang Kai because he had thought that both of them would die to protect their secrets, so there was no need for him to say such things. Now that Yang Kai can stay alive, the situation was different.
At the very least, if he let him know his background, he might be able to send a message back to his Sect.
Yang Kai quickly cupped his fists, “So it’s Senior Meng.”
TO BE CONTINUED...