Bai Yi was slightly shocked, “A World Tree’s Subtree actually has such miraculous effects.”
“That’s right,” Yang Kai sighed, “When I planted that root back then, I only wanted to protect my homeland Universe World. I didn’t think of this point and almost caused a storm.”
The World Tree’s Subtree provided unimaginable benefits to the entire Universe World, allowing all living creatures to benefit from it. This was why the Star Boundary now had a large number of talents. In the past, geniuses that were rarely seen in a hundred or a thousand years could be found everywhere.
A Subtree had such great benefits to the Universe World. If a Subtree was planted in a cultivator’s Small Universe, what would happen? After all, a cultivator’s Small Universe was essentially a Universe World.
Many people had speculated that if this was the case, they would be able to reap great benefits.
Many of the foreign envoys from the Cave Heaven Paradise stationed in the Star Boundary had tried to cut off a root from the World Tree’s Subtree and plant it into their own Small Universe.
But without exception, none of these planted roots survived.
Therefore, the foreign envoys speculated that only the roots that were cut from the Main Tree could be planted and transformed into a Subtree. However, if they were to pluck the roots from the Subtree, it would not be able to survive.
The fact that this World Tree’s Subtree had grown meant that the owner of this Secret Realm, like Yang Kai, had taken a root from the Main World Tree.
However, Yang Kai had planted the root in the Star Boundary while this person had planted it in his Small Universe.
Bai Yi raised her head and muttered, “If this is the World Tree’s Subtree, then wouldn’t the fruit on it be the World Fruit?”
This World Tree’s Subtree had existed for countless years, and the fruit tree was filled with fragrant spirit fruits.
Just like the Main World Tree Yang Kai had seen in the Great Ruins Boundary.
Whether or not the World Tree’s Subtree could bear World Fruits had once troubled the Open Heaven cultivators in the Cave Heaven Paradise. Many people speculated that it was possible, but it was unclear when it would bear fruit.
Yang Kai also looked forward to the result of the World Tree in the Star Boundary, but unfortunately, the World Tree in the Star Boundary had been planted for too short a time, so there was no sign of any results.
Now that they were in this Secret Realm, it was confirmed.
The Subtree also bore World Fruits, and there were many of them.
“It’s the World Fruit!” Yang Kai nodded, “But… it seems to be different from ordinary World Fruits.”
Bai Yi asked curiously, “How is it different?”
Yang Kai shook his head. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but from what he could tell, the World Fruits on this fruit tree were indeed different from the ones he had seen in the Great Ruins Boundary. The most obvious difference was that they were smaller.
“The discovery of this place is too important, Junior Sister, you should stay here for now. I’ll go out to inform Garrison Chief Zha and ask him to send more people over,” Yang Kai urged.
“Good.” Bai Yi nodded.
Yang Kai’s figure flickered and under the control of the Space Law, his figure quickly disappeared.
With a few leaps, he arrived in front of the Secret Realm’s door and rushed out.
Above Breaking Dawn, Zha Hu stood at the bow of the ship and observed the surroundings, guarding against any attacks from the Black Ink Clan. Fortunately, after the previous decisive battle in this region, the Black Ink Clan seemed to have completely given up and had not shown any signs of movement until today.
When Yang Kai appeared, Zha Hu immediately turned his head towards him.
When Yang Kai approached, Zha Hu frowned and asked, “What happened?”
When he saw that Yang Kai had returned alone and Bai Yi had disappeared, he thought that the two of them had encountered some kind of danger.
“Sir, Disciple and Junior Sister Bai found some things in that Secret Realm,” Yang Kai cupped his fists and explained everything he had discovered.
Hearing this, Zha Hu’s expression changed, “The World Tree’s Subtree? Are you sure?”
Yang Kai said, “Disciple’s homeland has a Subtree, so Disciple can recognize it. In addition, there are many herbs in that medicine garden, many of which Disciple doesn’t recognize, so Disciple doesn’t dare to pick them rashly. This is something Sir must decide personally.”
Zha Hu nodded, “If that’s the case, then this king must go.”
As he spoke, he ordered two more teams to follow him. There were so many herbs in the medicine garden, and with the World Tree, it would take a lot of time to harvest them, so it wasn’t a bad idea to bring more people.
A group of people passed through the gate and entered the Secret Realm.
Along the way, they didn’t need to explore any further and just rushed straight to the medicine garden. In less than a cup of tea time, they arrived at the medicine garden.
Bai Yi stepped forward and bowed, while Zha Hu waved his hand, his eyes instantly attracted to the World Tree’s Subtree.
The two teams who had followed along also let out a series of cries. They had each explored a Secret Realm before, and although they had gained some benefits, they had never seen such a shocking scene.
There were many rare and precious spirit flowers and grasses that they didn’t recognize, and in the middle of the medicine garden, there was a World Tree with World Fruits hanging from it.
All of them had heard of the World Tree but had never seen it before, so this was quite a novel experience for them. All of their eyes were focused on the World Fruit. It couldn’t be helped, they had heard that the World Fruit could allow one to break through one rank and even ignore the shackles of one’s aptitude.
Who wouldn’t covet such a good thing? If a Seventh Order Limit cultivator could consume a High Rank World Fruit, they would be able to break through to the Eighth Order. On the Ink Battlefield, an Eighth Order Open Heaven cultivator was equivalent to a Garrison Chief.
One had to know that of the tens of thousands of soldiers in Blue Sky Pass, there were only a dozen or so Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs, each of which was a cornerstone of the Human Race.
If a peak Eighth Order Open Heaven cultivator were to consume a High Rank World Fruit, they might even be able to create an Old Ancestor master in the future, which would be of great use to the entire Ink Battlefield.
Even someone as strong as Zha Hu couldn’t help feeling somewhat unsettled.
However, he quickly forced himself to calm down and ordered the two teams he had brought to pick herbs from the medicine garden. If there were any he didn’t recognize, he would let them go for now and deal with them later.
He himself led Yang Kai to the bottom of the World Tree and looked up.
After a while, Zha Hu asked, “I remember when you first came to Blue Sky Pass, you said you had seen the World Tree in the Great Ruins Boundary and obtained the World Fruit?”
Back then, Yang Kai had indeed mentioned this to many Eighth Order masters, so it was no secret among the Eighth Order.
“Yes,” Yang Kai nodded, “When this Disciple broke through to the Fifth Order, I was able to reach the Sixth Order after consuming a Mid Rank World Fruit.”
Zha Hu said, “Then according to what you see, this is undoubtedly a World Tree, and this tree also has World Fruit?”
Yang Kai nodded again, “I’m certain, but Sir, this is not the Main World Tree, it’s just a Subtree. Although the fruits on this tree are World Fruits, they seem to be somewhat different from the ones I obtained.”
Yang Kai shook his head, “I don’t know, but I do have a few Low Rank World Fruits with me, please take a look.”
Saying so, Yang Kai took out a Low Rank World Fruit and handed it to Zha Hu.
Back when he was in the Great Ruins Boundary, he had obtained a total of three Mid Rank World Fruits and thirteen Low Rank ones. Of the three Mid Rank World Fruits, he had given one to Lu Xue, one to Yue He, and one to himself.
Of the thirteen Low Rank World Fruits, one had been given to Guo Ziyan, allowing him to advance from Second Order Open Heaven to Third Order. As for the rest, he didn’t give them to anyone else. After all, the effects of the Low Rank World Fruit were too weak and didn’t have much value.
On the other hand, Yang Kai had consumed a few Low Rank World Fruits when he was fighting with others. Although these fruits were useless, they were extremely effective in replenishing the World Force he had consumed, far better than any kind of pill or medicine.
Until today, he still had a few Low Rank World Fruits left.
Zha Hu received the Low Rank World Fruit and carefully examined it before looking up at the fruits on the tree and frowning slightly.
It was indeed a bit different, just its size alone was incomparable, and the fruit on the tree was much smaller than the one Yang Kai had given him.
“Then, in your opinion, do these fruits on the tree still have the legendary magical effects?” Zha Hu suddenly asked.
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before shaking his head, “Disciple doesn’t want to speculate too much, after all, I haven’t used it before. However, this is still a Subtree, so even if it bears fruit, its efficacy cannot be compared to the fruit of the Main Tree.”
Zha Hu nodded slightly and tossed the Low Rank World Fruit back to Yang Kai, “No matter what, this tree’s fruit is definitely a precious treasure. We’ll take it first, and when we return to the pass, someone will naturally study it thoroughly.”
Turning to look at Yang Kai, he asked, “Is there anything you need to pay attention to when picking this fruit?”
Yang Kai thought about it for a moment before replying, “When I was picking World Fruits in the Great Ruins Boundary, every time I picked one, I would experience a world’s reincarnation. Each fruit has a different world. The Main Tree is like this, but the situation with the Subtree is unknown.”
Zha Hu chuckled, “That’s interesting, don’t just stand around and do nothing, help me out.”
“Yes!” Yang Kai replied.
The two of them immediately began harvesting.
Yang Kai had been on guard against another world reincarnation like the one in the Great Ruins Boundary, but when he picked the World Fruit that was closest to him, he only had a dazed look on his face as he vaguely felt an inexplicable World Force assault his Soul, wanting to pull him into that world. However, Yang Kai only resisted for a moment before he was safe, not really falling into that world.
From the looks of it, the fruit produced by the Subtree had indeed inherited the characteristics of the Main Tree Fruits, but it was far inferior to the wonders of the Main Tree Spirit Fruit.
Perhaps this had something to do with Yang Kai’s increase in strength. When he was in the Great Ruins Boundary, he was only an Emperor Realm who had condensed his Dao Seal, but now he had broken through to the Seventh Order Open Heaven.
Looking over at Zha Hu’s side, it seemed he wasn’t affected at all, his figure flying back and forth as the fruits disappeared one after another.
Yang Kai calmed his mind and began harvesting.
There were at least a thousand fruits on this tree, but after a short time, all of them had been harvested. Yang Kai didn’t try to hide anything and simply handed over all the harvests to Zha Hu.
TO BE CONTINUED...