In the blink of an eye, Yang Kai felt his Small Universe become incomparably firm and unshakable.
Originally, he had one of the Universe Four Pillars, the World Spring, to seal his Small Universe, allowing it to become flawless and impervious to external forces. When fighting a powerful enemy, no matter how great the difference in strength was, the Small Universe would not be shaken. Now that he had obtained the World Tree, the Small Universe became even more impregnable.
The World Tree actually has the effect of the Universe Four Pillars!
This was something Yang Kai hadn’t expected, but now he had a feeling that even if he didn’t have the World Spring, he wouldn’t be corroded by the Ink Force, because the Small Universe has the World Tree, which also has the effect of sealing the Small Universe, and it was no less effective than the World Spring.
In other words, the World Spring could be handed over to another master in the Pass. If an Eighth Order Open Heaven master could obtain the World Spring, they would no longer have to worry about the Ink Force when fighting the Black Ink Clan.
However, Yang Kai soon realized that the World Tree had brought him another benefit.
The World Tree was closely connected to every part of his Small Universe’s body, as if it was a living creature. Every time it breathed, it would affect the Small Universe’s entire body, allowing his World Energy to condense. Although it was impossible to see anything in a short period of time, as time passed, his World Energy would become purer and more condensed.
In other words, if he were to use the same amount of World Force, Yang Kai’s methods would be even stronger.
Small Universe had already raised countless living creatures, and with a strange race like the Small Stone Race, and the flow of time was four times faster than the outside world. Even if Yang Kai didn’t cultivate, his foundation would continue to increase, and the rate at which he cultivated would not be much slower than an ordinary person’s.
Now that he had obtained the World Tree’s condensation, the quality of his foundation had increased again.
Quality and quantity were the criteria for determining the strength of the Open Heaven cultivator. If both of them could surpass their peers, Yang Kai’s achievements in the future would be unimaginable.
Just the benefits he could obtain were obvious.
The countless humans in the Small Universe could benefit from the World Tree’s feedback. In fact, the moment the World Tree and Small Universe merged, the Emperor Realm masters of the various great Sects in the Small Universe seemed to have felt something. They faintly felt that this world had undergone some kind of massive change, but they couldn’t tell what it was exactly. They could only instinctively look towards the World Tree.
The Star Boundary received the World Tree’s blessing, and generations after generations of geniuses emerged. The Human Race who lived in Yang Kai’s Small Universe would certainly be the same, and because of the flow of time, it would likely take a few dozen years to see results.
At that time, Yang Kai would be able to select talents from his Small Universe and teach them the Dao Law, and let them cultivate in Blue Sky Pass. Even if the various Great Daos Yang Kai cultivated were not suitable for these people, with so many Cave Heaven Paradise masters gathered in Blue Sky Pass, they would definitely be suitable for them. Once these geniuses broke through to the Open Heaven, they would be a great help to the Black Ink Clan!
Right now, his Small Universe could already be considered a second Star Boundary, a cradle for the Open Heaven.
What he could feel now was the benefits brought about by the World Tree, but Yang Kai felt that such a divine treasure like the World Tree should have more benefits than what he had discovered. Perhaps there was something he had yet to discover, but he could only slowly discover it in the future.
Delighted, Yang Kai checked his Small Universe again to make sure there was no problem before slowly opening his eyes.
In front of him were several imposing figures who were quietly staring at him. It was Zhong Liang and the others.
Yang Kai was startled and quickly stood up and bowed, “Greetings, Sirs!”
He didn’t know when Zhong Liang and the others had arrived, but they must have sensed the abnormality here and immediately came to investigate.
Zhong Liang raised his hand, indicating that there was no need to be overly polite, and hurriedly asked, “How is it?”
Yang Kai replied respectfully, “Everything is fine. Disciple has already completely separated the World Tree Subtree from the Secret Realm, and now it is closely connected to Disciple's Small Universe.”
Ding Yao raised his brow, “What's the benefits?”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before saying, “Right now, this disciple can feel three benefits. The first is that this World Tree has the effects of the Universe Four Pillars, which are even better than the Universe Four Pillars. With this World Tree, this disciple's Small Universe, has become even perfect than before.” Saying so, Yang Kai cupped his fists and said, “Sirs, now that this disciple has the World Tree's Subtree, I no longer need the World Spring. I am willing to offer the World Spring to the Human Race.”
Hearing this, the several Regiment Commanders looked at each other in surprise. They hadn’t expected that the World Tree’s Subtree would also have the effects of the Universe Four Pillars. After all, no one had ever experienced such a thing before. If Yang Kai hadn’t spoken frankly, they really wouldn’t have known.
Zhong Liang frowned and said, “It’s rare for you to have such thoughts, but are you sure that after losing the World Spring, the Subtree will be able to resist the corrosion of the Ink Force? If you lose the World Spring, you won’t be able to escape Blue Sky Pass again.”
Yang Kai replied, “Although there is no way to verify this, the Subtree does indeed have the ability to seal the world and is not inferior to the World Spring. Taking a step back, if it is really as what Regiment Commander said, then this Disciple will remain in Blue Sky Pass in the future and not interact with the Black Ink Clan.”
Zhong Liang immediately chuckled, “Good, you’re the one who said that.” He couldn’t wait for Yang Kai to not leave Blue Sky Pass so that he wouldn’t have to worry about Yang Kai risking his life outside.
“However, this matter isn’t urgent. Even if you are willing to offer up the World Spring, we will still need to discuss who will take it. Moreover, if you give up the World Spring, it will definitely affect your Small Universe’s foundation. At that time, you will also need to use the Profound Female Spirit Fruit to repair your Small Universe. This will take time.”
“I will act according Sirs arrangements.”
Putting aside the matter of offering the World Spring, Liang Yulong asked, “What is the second benefit?”
Yang Kai said, “The second benefit is that the Subtree has the ability to refine the World Energy. With it, Disciple Small Universe’s World Force will become purer and more condensed.”
“This benefit isn’t small!” Ding Yao smacked his lips. Yang Kai’s strength was unrivalled in the same realm, so if he allowed the Small Universe’s foundation to be tempered further, his strength would definitely rise to a whole new level. At that time, no one in the same realm would be able to match him, he would even be able to fight one rank higher.
Zhong Liang pondered for a moment before replying, “The benefits aren’t small, but it will definitely take some time. You can’t see any effect for now.”
Even so, Open Heaven cultivators had long lifespans. As a Seventh Order Open Heaven cultivator, was Yang Kai afraid of waiting?
“There is also a third benefit, but it has nothing to do with this disciple. This disciple Small Universe has many humans living in this world and has received the World Tree’s support. I believe that in a few years, after two or three generations, a large number of geniuses will emerge.”
Liang Yulong was surprised, “Genius, what kind of genius?”
Yang Kai said, “Sir, you may not know, but Disciple’s homeworld has a World Tree Subtree that Disciple personally planted in the past. Originally, it was only because of the danger of collapse that Disciple planted the World Tree to ensure the safety of his homeworld. Who would have thought that after several generations, the aptitude of the cultivators of the homeworld would increase, and all the various Cave Heaven Paradise would set up their own Training Halls to accept disciples. When Disciple set out to the Ink Battlefield, there were already many talents who could directly advance to the Sixth or even Seventh Order.”
“Directly advancing to the Seventh Order?” The several Regiment Commanders were all moved.
Advancing to the Seventh Order directly meant that the limit was the Ninth Order, and if one didn’t die prematurely, they could become an Old Ancestor.
“Are there many?” Zhong Liang asked.
Yang Kai replied, “There are plenty of Sixth Order and Seventh Order cultivators, I’m sure there are at least one or two in each Cave Heaven Paradise. A few years ago, the Cave Heaven Paradise had many twists and turns in order to accept disciples in my homeland.”
Even though they were all Eighth Order Open Heaven masters, all of them couldn’t help sucking in a cold breath.
Those who directly broke through to the Seventh Order were all rare geniuses that only appeared once in a thousand years. It wasn’t as if there had never been a disciple who had broken through to the Seventh Order in each of the Cave Heaven Paradise. Currently, all of the Old Ancestor masters had broken through to the Seventh Order directly, but there were only a handful of such people in each of the Cave Heaven Paradise. Once they appeared, they would definitely cause a huge stir and be treated like treasures as they were vigorously cultivated.
But now, in Yang Kai’s homeland, every Cave Heaven Paradise had one or two such geniuses.
Didn’t this mean that in a few thousand or ten thousand years, the Human Race would have one or two hundred Old Ancestor masters?
At that time, what kind of surprise would these masters give the Black Ink Clan when they entered the Ink Battlefield?
As if they had already thought of the beautiful future, the several Regiment Commanders were all stunned. At that time, the Human Race’s strength would greatly increase and perhaps they would be able to completely resolve the hidden dangers of the Ink Battlefield.
Yang Kai said, “Disciple Small Universe’s population isn’t any smaller than his homeland’s, I don’t think he will be able to give birth to so many geniuses, but the number shouldn’t be too small. When the time comes, we can let them cultivate to the Emperor Realm in the Small Universe’s territory before allowing them to continue cultivating inside the pass and break through to Open Heaven.”
Zhong Liang and the others finally came back to their senses, and Ding Yao immediately said, “When the time comes, remember to find me a good seedling, this king will personally guide and teach him!”
Yang Kai smiled, “It is their honor to be personally taught by Sir.”
Zhong Liang coughed lightly, “I also want one.”
Liang Yulong and Shentu Mo glanced at each other, both of them expressing that this kind of good thing could not be discriminated against, they also wanted to share the benefits.
Yang Kai naturally agreed.
Zhong Liang suddenly said earnestly, “Yang Kai, since those humans live in your Small Universe, you must think of a way to solve the population problem. Since the World Tree's Subtree can be used to increase the aptitude of the Human Race, the more the better, the more geniuses there will be.”
Shentu Mo nodded fiercely, “Yes, yes!”
Yang Kai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “How am I supposed to deal with this population problem?”
TO BE CONTINUED...