Miao Feiping’s temperament was undoubtedly firm and steady, even in this situation, he was not anxious or impatient.
Until he suddenly heard the Supreme Elder’s voice.
Logically speaking, if one were to be disturbed at such a critical moment, their mind would definitely be shaken. At best, they would suffer from qi deviation or even die on the spot.
However, Miao Feiping didn’t feel this way at this moment, because at the same time the Supreme Elder transmitted his voice to him, a gentle force stabilized his state of mind, allowing him to avoid this calamity. Even the violent Emperor Qi in his body calmed down.
Opening his eyes, he saw a smiling man standing in front of him. Who else could it be but the Supreme Elder?
Miao Feiping quickly stood up and bowed respectfully, “Disciple greets Supreme Elder!”
Yang Kai nodded slightly. At this moment, he was nothing more than a Divine Sense avatar, just like how he had used his Divine Sense to travel around his Small Universe in the past. However, in Miao Feiping’s eyes, this Divine Sense avatar was equivalent to the arrival of the Supreme Elder's true body, so he didn’t dare show any disrespect.
“It’s been hard on you all these years.”
Since the establishment of the Void Training Hall, only twenty years had passed in the outside world, but in the Small Universe’s eyes, almost a hundred years had passed. Over the past hundred years, the number of disciples that had been accepted into the Void Training Hall had reached more than two thousand, each of them a dragon amongst men.
With Miao Feiping as the Dojo Master, and the many deacons chosen by the Training Hall all diligently guiding these disciples, it truly expending a great deal of effort.
After all, the cultivation of these chosen disciples wasn’t high, and many of them were children who had never cultivated before, so taking care of them wasn’t an easy task.
Although there were many benefits to doing things in the training hall, the most direct benefit was that one could obtain a fixed amount of contribution points every month, and these contribution points could be exchanged for cultivation resources in the training hall, it had delayed their cultivation.
If not for this, with Miao Feiping’s aptitude, it would have been impossible for him to spend a hundred years to reach this point.
“Being able to share Supreme Elder’s worries is this Disciple’s honor, it’s not difficult at all,” Miao Feiping replied respectfully.
Yang Kai nodded, “Right now, you’re only a step away from Open Heaven, but if you want to achieve that, you still need to make a choice.”
“A choice?” Miao Feiping was puzzled, “Please explain.”
Yang Kai said, “With your aptitude and your current foundation, it may be a bit risky to break through to the Sixth Order, but the risk isn’t great. Do you know why you’ve been in seclusion for so long but still haven’t been able to break through?”
Miao Feiping said, “Perhaps this Disciple is slow-witted, even if I put in all my effort, I will not be able to comprehend the slightest opportunity to break through. However, Supreme Elder can rest assured, this Disciple will definitely double my cultivation practice and not disappoint Supreme Elder.”
Yang Kai chuckled, “If you’re slow-witted, then there aren’t many smart people in this Void World.”
Miao Feiping replied humbly, “Supreme Elder is too kind.”
“The reason you can’t break through is not because your perception is lacking or your aptitude is lacking, but because of the environment. As long as you remain in this Void World, you will never be able to break through the shackles of the Emperor Realm and break through to Open Heaven.”
“Why is that?” Miao Feiping asked curiously.
Yang Kai grinned, “Because this Void World is my Small Universe.”
Miao Feiping stood there, stunned.
Yang Kai continued, “Emperor Realm cultivators condense their Dao Seals and gather the power of Yin-Yang and Five Elements. When the time comes, they will be able to open a Small Universe World in their body, and achieve Open Heaven Stage. Open Heaven Stage is divided into nine grades. First to Third Order is the Low Rank, Fourth to Sixth Order is the Mid Rank, Seventh Order and above is the High Rank. Low Rank and Mid Rank Open Heaven's Small Universe is illusory, and only the High Rank Open Heaven's Small Universe is materialized, just like this Void World.”
“Every Open Heaven Stage cultivator has their own Small Universe. The World Force in the Small Universe is the foundation of the Open Heaven Stage’s strength. Even if they cultivate the same cultivation method and comprehend the same Great Dao, after reaching Open Heaven, the World Force in the Small Universe is different.”
“This kind of difference is unique to every Open Heaven Stage cultivator. For other Open Heaven Stage cultivators, they may be able to refine it for their own use to increase their strength, but if the difference is too great, it will become poison and destroy their foundation.”
“If you can achieve Open Heaven in my Small Universe, the World Force you emit will contaminate my foundation and affect my cultivation, so I cannot allow you to achieve Open Heaven in the Void World. This can be considered a restriction of the entire Void World, do you understand?”
It was naturally impossible for Miao Feiping to not understand, but after learning that the world he had been living in was actually the Supreme Elder's Small Universe, he was still shocked and couldn’t recover for a long time.
“If you want to achieve Open Heaven, the only way is to leave my Small Universe World and go to the outside world,” Yang Kai’s eyes became solemn, “However, the environment I’m in right now is not safe. If you leave the Void World, your life may be in danger at any time, and you may need to fight against powerful enemies. Even with my strength, I may not be able to protect you.”
Miao Feiping muttered, “Is this the choice Supreme Elder talk about?”
Yang Kai nodded, “That’s right, whether to remain in the Void World, stay at the Emperor Realm, or take the risk to leave, achieving Open Heaven is up to you.”
Facing such a sudden choice, even Miao Feiping, who was an Emperor Realm master, was somewhat hesitant.
Yang Kai observed his expression and nodded slightly, “You can consider it carefully, it won’t be too late to tell me after you figure it out.”
Saying so, his figure gradually faded as he prepared to leave.
Miao Feiping suddenly raised his head and asked, “Supreme Elder, are Junior Sister Zhao Ya and Senior Brother Zhao Yebai still in the Void World?”
Yang Kai’s figure solidified again as he shook his head, “They're long gone.”
Miao Feiping let out a long sigh. Although he had some guesses about this matter, it was only now that he was certain. Nodding slightly, he asked, “Since Junior Sister Zhao Ya and Senior Brother Zhao Yebai have long since left the Void World, I assume they will be promoted to Open Heaven in the future?”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before replying, “Of course, but their situation is different from yours. They are currently in a different Great World, so there is no need to worry.”
“May I ask what grade of Open Heaven these two will reach when they promote?”
“If there are no accidents, it should be a Seventh Order!”
“Seventh Order!” Miao Feiping chuckled lightly, “As expected of those two, but the difference between the sixth and seventh order is only one grade, the difference isn’t too great.”
Saying so, Miao Feiping cupped his fists and said, “Disciple wishes to promote to Open Heaven, I ask Supreme Elder to help!”
Yang Kai narrowed his eyes slightly, “Have you made a decision? Don’t try to compete with others just because you want to. Just follow your heart.”
Miao Feiping shook his head, “It’s not that I want to compare myself with those two, it’s just that we cultivators have cultivated for our entire lives, taking one step at a time, all we do is stand at the peak and look at the extraordinary scenery. If we stop halfway, why would we cultivate? Since I have such an opportunity today, Disciple does not want to miss it. Not to mention… Supreme Elder has a powerful enemy by his side, Disciple is not talented, but Disciple is willing to assist Supreme Elder in slaying and destroying evil!”
Yang Kai nodded happily, “You’re too kind. Since that’s the case, I’ll grant your wish.”
Miao Feiping once again cupped his fists, “Thank you Supreme Elder, but… after this Disciple leaves, who will be managing this Void Training Hall? Please take action.”
Yang Kai asked, “Do you have a recommendation?”
Miao Feiping hesitated for a moment before saying, “Deacon Tang Wen’s temperament is pure, his temperament is steady, and his conduct is fair. His strength is also at the Third Order Emperor Realm, enough to convince everyone. After this disciple leaves, he can take over the position of Dojo Master.”
“Tang Wen!” Yang Kai looked at him meaningfully, “He’s not from Seven Stars Workshop, he seems to be from Unabsurd Pavilion?”
Miao Feiping said, “Supreme Elder created the Void Training Hall to select talents from all over the world, presumably to fight against a powerful enemy that this disciple doesn’t know about in the future. Since that’s the case, this disciple doesn’t dare to have any selfish motives. Seven Stars Workshop has been developing rapidly these past few years and has already become the number one Sect in the Void World. If another Elder from Seven Stars Workshop were to take over the position of the Dojo Master, I’m afraid that he would become too arrogant and violate Supreme Elder’s original intention to create the Training Hall.”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “Good, since that’s the case, let Tang Wen take over the Void Training Hall.” Pausing for a moment, he continued, “Before you leave, let’s put on a show.”
“A show?” Miao Feiping was puzzled.
Half a day later, Miao Feiping summoned all of the Void Training Hall’s Deacon and announced that he would soon be able to comprehend and break through. Before he went into seclusion, he would arrange everything in the Void Training Hall.
The various deacons were both shocked and envious. When they worked in the Training Hall, they naturally had a better understanding of the Open Heaven Stage than others. All these years, everyone had been working towards this direction, but the fastest among them had only refined three types of resources and was still far from breaking through.
When they suddenly heard Miao Feiping, this Dojo Master, say that he was about to break through, they were naturally extremely envious.
However, although they were envious, they still congratulated him.
After making some arrangements, Miao Feiping made a trip back to Seven Stars Workshop to inform the Workshop Lord Shangguan Ji and the Elders that he was about to enter seclusion.
Soon, all of the Emperor Realms in the Void World knew that Miao Feiping is about to break through the Emperor Realm shackles, many of them would naturally look forward to it.
It had to be known that this was the first time in the entire Void World that someone was about to break through the shackles of the Emperor Realm. Whether they succeeded or failed would affect the future development of the entire world’s Martial Dao, so it naturally attracted a lot of attention.
Moreover, if they could personally witness this breakthrough, it would be greatly beneficial to them in the future.
Miao Feiping soon went into seclusion.
All the major sects were constantly trying to find out about Miao Feiping’s success or failure in his secluded cultivation, but none of the Deacons knew, because after Miao Feiping went into seclusion, no one knew if he was alive or dead.
On a certain day a month later, the Void World suddenly began to tremble as a brilliant light filled the sky and a powerful aura suddenly overflowed from it.
This aura clearly surpassed the Emperor Realm.
The higher ups of the various great Sects were greatly shocked and all of them looked towards the Void Training Hall.
Under everyone’s gaze, a figure suddenly stepped out from the Void Training Hall. Who else could it be but the first Dojo Master, Miao Feiping?
However, at this moment, Miao Feiping’s body was wrapped in a brilliant light, making him look like a god descending from the heavens, and the aura emanating from his body made all the Emperor Realm yearn for him.
TO BE CONTINUED...