The short Open Heaven Stage cultivator leading the way didn’t say much and instead focused on controlling the flying ship. Even when Yuan Tong Guang come forward to try to establish a friendly relationship with him, he only responded casually.
Yang Kai stood on the deck and looked around.
He had been to the Black Territory twice, so he didn’t dare say he was familiar with this place, at least not too unfamiliar.
Soon, he discovered a large number of Shattered Spirit Province in the void to his right. These Shattered Spirit Province were extremely barren and scattered throughout the void.
Seemingly noticing Yang Kai’s gaze, Yuan Tong Guang walked over and asked, “Is Brother Yang curious about what’s going on with the Shattered Spirit Province?”
Yang Kai had an answer in his heart, but he could only feign ignorance and ask, “Does Brother Yuan know?”
Yuan Tong Guang grinned, “The last time I came here, I heard someone say that the Lord of the Void Land, the Star Boundary’s Great Emperor, Sir Yang Kai, had once come to the Black Territory and used his Divine Ability to move the ore stars in the depths of the Black Territory to the periphery so that it would be easier for Warden Luan’s subordinates to mine it. The Shattered Spirit Province that Brother Yang is currently seeing is the remains of the ore stars that were mined.”
Luo Tinghe looked at Yang Kai in surprise.
She hadn’t seen the so-called Ore Star yet, but it was probably a Universe World with a rich store of resources. To be able to move an entire Universe World from one place to another, it could indeed be said to be extremely powerful method.
She is an Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator. If she were to use her full strength, it would not be a problem for her to destroy an entire Universe World, but if she were to talk about teleportation, she might not have the ability to do so.
As expected, Yuan Tong Guang’s Junior Brothers were also very curious. One of them asked, “Transferring an ore star here? Is that true? Didn’t you say that Sir Yang Kai was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator? How could he have such ability?”
Yuan Tong Guang shook his head, “I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it’s most likely true. Moreover, that Sir Yang Kai moved more than one ore star. Look at the scale of these fragments, it’s said that he spent some time moving hundreds of ore stars from the depths of the Black Territory!”
“Hundreds!” The group of people were all shocked. This was simply unimaginable. From the size of the debris, it was possible to infer the size of each ore star. Was this really possible?
Was Yang Kai still human?
Another Junior Brother said, “That should have been a long time ago, right? Seeing these ore stars being mined like this, it must have taken quite some time.”
Yuan Tong Guang nodded, “Yes, it is said that it happened nearly three hundred years ago.”
As he spoke, he glanced over at the short Open Heaven Stage cultivator from time to time, seemingly wanting to obtain some kind of confirmation from him. Unfortunately, the short Open Heaven Stage cultivator didn’t seem to have any intention of answering, perhaps because he didn’t like Yuan Tong Guang and the others.
As they continued forward, Yang Kai’s doubts became even stronger!
Luan Bai Feng had many people under her command, as well as a large number of prisoners of war who had originally belonged to Heavenly Sword Union. In nearly three hundred years, she had managed to completely mine the ore stars he had teleported, leaving behind debris scattered across the void.
However, what puzzled him was that he did not feel the strange power that filled the black territory.
Yang Kai had personally experienced it the last two times he had come here. The deeper he went into the Black Territory, the more obvious the strange power became. Under the cover of this power, his Small Universe's foundation would continue to leak.
Therefore, although Luan Bai Feng had occupied the Black Territory for so many years and the resources there were abundant, she could only watch helplessly, unable to extract them.
But this time, Yang Kai did not feel the existence of this strange power.
This left him puzzled. The Black Territory seemed to have undergone many changes, and these unexpected changes made him feel somewhat uneasy.
After half a day, the group arrived at the deeper region of the Black Territory.
In the past, no one would have been able to reach this place so easily. Before arriving here, the Small Universe's foundation would have been drained by that strange power.
But now, even Yuan Tong Guang, who came from White Teeth Province, was safe and sound.
In front of them was a large ore star, and the flying ship directly landed.
After the short Open Heaven Stage cultivator sent everyone to this place, he said, “This is Heaven’s 16th Ore Star, you may mine here. If you find anything, you may return and hand it over.”
“Thank you, Sir,” Yuan Tong Guang said as he stepped forward and stuffed a Space Ring into him.
The short Open Heaven Stage cultivator caught it, nodded, and flew back the way he came.
After a long and arduous journey, they finally arrived at their destination. Yuan Tongguang and the other Open Heaven Stage masters from White Teeth Province all looked around excitedly.
One of them asked, “Senior Brother, what should we do?”
Among these people, only Yuan Tong Guang was experienced and had the highest status, so naturally they would follow his lead.
Yuan Tong Guang smiled and said, “There’s nothing special, we just need to mine at will. The resources here are all hidden inside something called Black Stone. Before the Black Stone is opened, no one knows if there are any resources inside or what grade they are, so our mission is to find Black Stone. Even if we destroy this entire ore star and crush it, Black Prison won’t care.”
Everyone nodded in understanding.
Yuan Tong Guang continued, “The black stone is very special, it needs the World Force to dissolve, so we can divide the work. One group will mine it while the other will dissolve it.”
Saying so, he turned to Yang Kai and asked, “What does Brother Yang think?”
Yang Kai’s gaze became solemn as he stared towards the depths of the void, seemingly able to see an extremely distant place. Hearing this, he casually said, “Brother Yuan can arrange it.”
Seeing him agree, Yuan Tong Guang nodded, but just as he was about to speak, a massive shadow suddenly descended from the sky and landed not far away from the crowd. This huge shadow was obviously quite heavy, causing the hard ground to shake and dust to fly everywhere.
Yuan Tong Guang and the others turned pale with fright as they all summoned their strength to look over and shouted, “Who is it!?”
When the dust settled, a huge figure stood in front of everyone. It had a huge belly and a body full of poisonous gashes. A faint green aura emanated from its body, clearly indicating that it was poisonous.
This was a giant Blue-Eyes Toad that was as tall as a three-story building, and the aura it exuded was clearly at the peak of the Fifth Order or even Sixth Order.
The faces of Yuan Tong Guang and the others instantly turned pale.
They had not expected to encounter such a poisonous Star Beast on the ore star deep in the Black Territory.
The Blue-Eyes Toad's jaw clenched as it let out a grumbling sound, “Little rabbits from the Black Territory, after receiving benefits from Uncle You, you actually sent people here to snatch resources. You’re simply a pack of ungrateful wolves! But it’s good that you’ve come. In the future, you’ll be under Uncle You’s protection. Hand over thirty percent of the black stones you mined, or else I’ll teach you a lesson.”
Tao Lingwan’s eyes widened as she stared at Qu Huachang in amazement, “Junior Sister Qu, this… it… it can speak.”
Qu Huachang chuckled lightly, “It’s not this thing who spoke.”
“Oh…” A surprised voice sounded, “There are also three little girls? They’re quite beautiful, this Uncle You is really lucky!”
As he spoke, a head popped out from the Blue-Eyes Toad's head and greedily swept over Qu Huachang and the others.
Only then did Tao Lingwan see that there was actually a person sitting on the back of this Blue-Eyes Toad, but compared to the giant Blue-Eyes Toad, this person’s figure was too small, so she was unable to notice him.
Luo Tinghe pursed her lips and chuckled, “That idiot actually dares to call himself Uncle?”
Yuan Tong Guang’s face went pale as he kept glancing over at Luo Tinghe, signaling her not to speak nonsense. He suddenly remembered who this Blue-Eyes Toad and its master were.
Previously, he had heard that an old man surnamed You had occupied an entire Ore Star, and anyone who was sent here would have to hand over thirty percent of their harvest to him. Anyone who resisted would suffer a miserable fate.
At that time, he hadn’t thought much of it, but now that he had encountered it, he felt terrified.
It couldn’t be helped, this old man surnamed You’s strength was already at the peak of the Fifth Order, and the Blue-Eyes Toad he was riding was even stronger than him. With one man and one beast working together, they were able to contend with a Sixth Order.
Among all the cultivators who had come to the Black Territory to mine, this kind of cultivation was simply unstoppable, so who could resist?
Moreover, the Black Territory didn’t care about such things. The Black Territory only needed the miners to follow their rules, and as for whether they lived or died, they didn’t care.
Yuan Tong Guang secretly cursed the acquaintance who had assigned him the Heaven's 16th Ore Star in the main hall. He had clearly received some benefits from him, yet he had still sent him here. This was simply a trap.
Knowing that there was no way they could avoid today’s disaster, Yuan Tong Guang quickly cupped his fists and said, “White Teeth Province’s Yuan Tong Guang greets Old You. Rest assured, Old You, we will follow your rules when we mine resources here and will not dare to keep anything for ourselves.”
Old You stood on top of the Blue-Eyes Toad's head, his hands gripping his waist as he sneered, “Boy, you’re quite sensible, but this woman doesn’t understand the rules. Since she doesn’t understand the rules, this Uncle You will set up the rules for her! In case she says something she shouldn’t say in the future and causes trouble!”
Saying so, he jump off the toad’s back.
There seemed to be a flash of light, and before Yuan Tong Guang and the others could react, they heard a loud bang, followed by a strong gust of wind that sent sand and stones flying.
Yuan Tong Guang and the others were shocked, quickly activating their strength to protect themselves.
The old man surnamed You let out a cry of surprise and disbelief.
When the dust settled, Yuan Tong Guang and the others looked over, all of them shocked.
At some point, the Blue-Eyes Toad had flicked its tongue towards Luo Tinghe, but at this moment, its tongue was caught between Luo Tinghe’s two fingers. No matter how the Blue-Eyes Toad struggled, it was unable to escape.
Yuan Tong Guang was quite shocked.
One had to know that this Blue-Eyes Toad was a peak Fifth Order Star Beast with the strength of a Sixth Order Open Heaven. Even a casual strike from it could not be taken lightly, yet Luo Tinghe had actually used only two fingers to clamp down on it's long tongue.
What kind of cultivation was this? What kind of ability was this?
TO BE CONTINUED...