“No matter what the test is, I will ultimately fail,” Yang Kai said in a low voice, “Since the test failed, it means that I am a fake, so when the time comes, you will be the one to kill me! However, when I entered the city, countless members of the Sect welcomed me with open arms, attracting everyone’s attention. Once this news spreads out, it will inevitably cause a stir in the hearts of the people. At that time, the Spirit Religion will be able to push out the Holy Child who has secretly appeared to quell this storm. What the Sect needs is a true Holy Child, but as for who the Holy Child is, that is not important.”
The Saintess nodded and said, “The flag masters really wanted that person to stand on the stage recently, but because of my concerns, I never agreed.”
Yang Kai continued, “The birth of the Holy Child is a major event, the Spirit Religion can use this matter to act against the Black Ink Religion, manifesting the power of the Spirit Religion and delivering the prophecy!”
The Saintess immediately understood Yang Kai’s meaning, “That’s right, let’s do it.”
Afterwards, the two of them discussed a few more details before the Saintess put on her mask again and hurriedly left.
Throughout this entire process, Mu remained silent and listened quietly.
Only after the Saintess left did she say, “True Element stage cultivation is indeed insufficient to accomplish anything in this world-shaking storm.”
Yang Kai said helplessly, “I once tried to break through, but there was always an invisible shackle binding me, making it difficult for me to break through. Is seems to be because of the World Laws, is it the result of Senior's doing?”
Mu smiled and said, “You are the saviour after all. If you intrude into this world, you will easily attract the hostility of Black Ink’s Source, so your cultivation shouldn’t be too high when you enter. However, at this point, it will be more convenient to improve your strength.”
Saying so, she raised her hand towards Yang Kai’s forehead.
With a single finger point, Yang Kai’s entire body shook as he felt the shackles binding his cultivation instantly shatter. His True Element stage cultivation rose steadily, quickly reaching the Immortal Ascension stage and quickly reaching the peak Immortal Ascension stage before stabilizing.
Compared to his Ninth Order Open Heaven cultivation, the peak of the Immortal Ascension stage was still incomparably small, but it had already reached the limit of this world’s capacity. No matter how strong he was, it would definitely cause some changes in the World Laws.
Yang Kai felt the sudden increase in strength and quickly adapted to it. Raising his eyes, he asked, “Can Senior lend me a hand in eliminating the Black Ink Religion?”
He had thought that Mu would agree, but Mu slowly shook her head and said, “This is all I can do, the rest is up to you.”
Yang Kai asked in confusion, “Why?”
Mu’s shadow looked like an ordinary person, but just by looking at her wondrous technique, Yang Kai knew that she was not as simple as she seemed. If he could obtain her help, eradicating the Black Ink Religion and quelling this world’s Black Ink Tribulation would be extremely easy.
However, she refused his invitation.
Mu explained, “After all, I’m just a Shadow, so I don’t have much strength to use. After waiting for so many years, the power of this Shadow is almost exhausted.”
“So that’s how it is,” Yang Kai said without hesitation, “Junior was too rude.”
He slowly stood up and cupped his fists, “In that case, Junior will take his leave first.”
Mu stood up to send him off.
When he arrived at the door, Yang Kai suddenly remembered something and asked, “Senior, what is the Spirit Religion’s test about?”
Mu smiled, “Although it’s called a test, the truth is that some of the Ink Force I collected back then was sealed there. Those who aren’t Holy Child will definitely be corroded by the Ink Force and become Black Ink Disciples. Naturally, they won’t be able to pass the test. Only those who obtain my approval will would be able to receive a Secret Technique by the Saintess secretly to avoid being contaminated by the Ink Force, allowing them to travel safely.”
Yang Kai immediately understood.
Whether they're the Holy Child or not, Mu knew very well. If the true Holy Child appeared, she would definitely contact him, just like tonight. At that time, the current Saintess would act and bestow a Secret Technique upon him, allowing him to show off in front of many of the higher-ups of the Spirit Religion and obtain their approval.
“Then what about the current impostor of the Spirit Religion? How can he pass that test?” Yang Kai frowned. Since he needed the current Saintess to bestow him with a Secret Technique to pass, how could he remain safe in an environment filled with Ink Force?
Mu seemed to know what he was thinking and shook her head, “It’s not what you think…”
Yang Kai looked thoughtful, “Senior seems to be hiding something?”
Mu hesitated for a moment before replying, “The previous generation’s Saintess had a secret relationship with the Zhen Flag Master and secretly gave birth to a daughter. Before she died, she gave that Secret Technique to the Zhen Flag Master!”
Yang Kai’s expression changed slightly, “If that’s the case, then the Zhen Flag Master… Senior has always known who the mastermind is?”
Mu nodded lightly, “Although I have chosen to live here, I have paid attention to the matters of the Spirit Religion. It’s just as you said, the Zhen Flag Master did not seek refuge with the Black Ink Religion. He only acted in such a way because of his own selfish desires. Even if he really controlled the Spirit Religion, he would only stand against the Black Ink Religion. There are also some other reasons why I don’t want to expose him.”
“What kind of reason could possibly make things difficult for Senior?”
Mu looked up at him and said, “The child of the previous generation’s Saintess is the current Saintess!”
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before slowly shaking his head, “A father trying to seize his daughter’s authority? This is truly the darkest of human nature.”
“He doesn’t know,” Mu replied softly, “He doesn’t even know he has such a daughter. Of course, the current Saintess also doesn’t know that the Zhen Flag Master is her father.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “Why? Didn’t the previous Saintess tell him about this?”
Mu replied, “I founded the Spirit Religion and became the first Saintess. Although I didn’t have any clear teachings, after many years of inheritance, the Spirit Religion has developed many teachings that cannot be violated. One of them is that as a Saintess, she must be pure and innocent. The previous Saintess have a secret relationship with the Zhen Flag Master and violated the teachings. According to the rules of the Sect, she should be executed. Even the child she gave birth to cannot be allowed to exist in this world, so how could she dare to let others know about this matter? She also conceal it from that man.”
“Fine,” Yang Kai said helplessly, “There are always many bored people in this world who are willing to use red tape to show off their dignity.”
It was precisely because the flag master was the father of this generation’s Saintess that Mu was unwilling to expose him even if he was the mastermind. If this matter was exposed, not only would it be difficult for this generation’s Saintess to succeed, she might even lose her position as the Saintess.
“If that’s the case, it was the previous Saintess who left him that Secret Technique, and this Zhen Flag Master found a young boy to pretend to be the Holy Child, allowing him to appear in front of the Xun Flag Master Sikong Nan at the appropriate time and place, allowing Sikong Nan to bring him back to the Spirit Religion. After that Secret Technique was bestowed upon him, Yu Daochi passed that test and established the title of Holy Child?”
“It’s not like that,” Mu shook her head, “According to what I know, Sikong Nan’s discovery of that young man was really just a coincidence. It wasn’t the Zhen Flag Master’s doing, but after Sikong Nan brought him back to the Spirit Religion, everyone discovered that the young man’s aptitude was unparalleled, so he chose to bestow that Secret Technique to him. At that time, the young man’s cultivation was very low, so he didn’t even know about it.”
She paused for a moment before continuing, “This may be a selfish desire, but it is also possible that Yu Daochi felt that the Spirit Religion’s prophecy had been passed down for so many years, but the Holy Child had never appeared in this world, so he couldn’t see any hope, so he created a hope!”
Yang Kai couldn’t help rubbing his forehead, “It’s troublesome.”
He had thought it was some kind of scheme, but in the end, it was just a coincidence. There were also some people’s schemes and desires…
“Human nature has always been complicated, which is why Black Ink’s growth is so rapid. If it weren’t for the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction suppressing him all these years, absorbing the darkness of human nature, Black Ink’s power would have long ago filled the entire void.”
“This matter is out of my mouth and out of your ears. Do not speak to others,” Mu warned.
Yang Kai laughed, “Junior understands.”
He had no interest in this world’s struggle for power, schemes, or anything else. Right now, all he wanted to do was find the Profound Gate, refine it, and seal Black Ink’s Source.
“Good, Junior should take his leave now,” Yang Kai cupped his fists and bowed before turning around to leave.
A small figure ran towards them, seemingly a five or six years old child.
Yang Kai didn’t pay much attention to this. When he was talking to Mu inside the room just now, he had heard many children playing outside.
Originally, he was prepared to step aside, but he didn’t expect that the child would suddenly rush towards him.
Yang Kai raised his hand and blocked his head, laughing, “You little brat, why don’t you watch where you’re going?”
The child gritted his teeth and exerted all his strength, but he couldn’t move an inch forward. Looking up at Yang Kai angrily, he shouted, “Let me go!”
Yang Kai looked at him and said in surprise, “Oh, it’s you.”
This child was none other than the one who had stopped him when he entered the city during the day, saying that Yang Kai could not be a Holy Child because he hated him…
During the day, Yang Kai had seen his boldness, but tonight he had witnessed it again.
“Let go of me!” The chold bared his fangs and brandished his claws at Yang Kai, but unfortunately, his arms were too short and only able to scratched the air. Immediately, he angrily shouted, “Why did you come to my house in the middle of the night instead of sleeping?”
Hearing this, Yang Kai was even more surprised, “This is your house?”
Turning back to look at Mu, who was standing at the door, Mu smiled helplessly, “This child has a hard life, always relying on me.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help letting out a dry cough and releasing his hand.
The child immediately rushed over and knocked his head against Yang Kai’s stomach, then quickly ran behind Mu. With a backer, he confidently stuck his head out and made a face at Yang Kai.
Yang Kai rubbed his belly and couldn’t help thinking back to the day he saw this child…
At that time, this child said a few words to him and after running away, a woman’s voice could be heard scolding him.
It turned out that… during the day, Mu had seen him from afar, but she hadn’t paid him any attention.
Perhaps it was at that time that Mu confirmed his identity and sent out a message to Wu Kuang, who was in control of the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction.
TO BE CONTINUED...