Noticing Beau, Kai walked over and asked, “Hey, when you went through the portal of light, did you see the Talls going through it as well?”
“The Talls should have come over. Are they not around too? That’s strange. Many came through the light portal, but how did they just disappear?” Beau was equally perplexed.
“Mr. Chance, did those individuals get torn apart by some sort of time and space anomaly?” Cloud asked, his panic evident on his face.
“That’s impossible. There wasn’t any fluctuation of time and space in this light portal. It’s likely that they’ve been transported to someplace else. The destination of the teleportation for this light portal is random. Where we’re at right now is more like a huge illusionary realm.”
Kai narrowed his eyes, his suspicion evident in his gaze. “An illusionary realm? How powerful must you be to create an illusionary realm as big as this?” Cloud was stunned.
“Let’s be careful. We don’t want to end up dying here instead of bringing the treasure back with us,” Kai cautioned.
“What do we do now?” Cloud asked.
“We’ll take one step at a time. Let’s move forward first.”
Kai did not know what they should do now either.
“Kai, can I… come with you?” Beau pleaded. He was weak, and hence, an easy target for many. He had to look for someone to protect him.
Taking in the look on Beau’s face, Kai ultimately nodded. “All right. Let’s move together.” Kai ignored the rest and led Cloud, Sunny, and the others forward.
They were currently in a desert, with golden sand stretching in all directions. There was no vegetation, and the region was intensely hot. Shortly after embarking on their journey, they were already drenched in sweat.
Now, they were all missing the icy plains of the far north, for the desert was simply too hot. Left with no other option, they had to channel their spiritual energy to dissipate the searing heat and create a protective barrier around themselves. However, this would consume a substantial amount of their spiritual energy.
Nevertheless, there was no alternative. They would be burned to death..
The other cultivators began scouring the area In search of signs of the treasures. They were eager to discover the treasures here, as the number of treasure hunters competing for the same prizes had dwindled.
“It’s a Flamestone…”
All of a sudden, Beau, who was with Kai’s group, spotted a bright red stone not far from them. Within that stone seemed to be a blazing flame.
Beau hurriedly reached down to retrieve the Flamestone from the ground, but the moment he grabbed it, he promptly discarded it. It was hot to the touch, and the intense heat was unbearable for him.
However, right as he threw it away, another individual rushed over to pick it up. “It truly is the Flamestone! If I give this to Phaethon, it will greatly boost his cultivation level!”
With that, Typhon moved to keep the Flamestone.
“I discovered this first! Give it back to me!” Beau yelled when he saw that Typhon was about to take away the Flamestone he had found..
Typhon turned to Beau and narrowed his eyes. “You foolish creature, how dare you shout at me? You must have a death wish!”
He raised his fist.
Beau paled, but before Typhon could succeed in his attack, Kai had moved to the spot in front of Beau to deliver his punch. The force of his attack collided with Typhon’s fist, dispelling Typhon’s move.
“Kai, he stole my Flamestone!” Beau cried out as he pointed at Typhon. Typhon regarded Kai with a cold yet astonished stare. “Kid, I didn’t expect you to be able to neutralize my attack despite being a Fourth Level Body Fusion Realm cultivator. In any case, stay out of this. Get lost, or I’ll kill you as well!” Typhon threatened, his disdain for Kai palpable on his face.