“What’s more, now that they’re on the verge of fleeing, why bother provoking them? As the saying goes, a cornered enemy should not be pursued. Brother Yang, please reconsider.”
“Are you done?” Yang Kai looked at him.
Zi Wuji nodded.
Yang Kai ignored him and pointed to the sky, “Stop them!”
“You…” Zi Wuji was stunned. He hadn’t expected this man to refuse to listen and insist on acting so stubbornly.
From a certain perspective, his concerns weren’t a big deal. Although the Nine Heavens Holy Land currently had a large number of masters and their level was extremely high, compared to the Great Desolate Star Territory’s lineup, it was still a bit of a stretch. If he were to chase after them like this, not only would he not be able to exterminate the enemy, but he would also be risking his own life.
The best way to deal with this situation was to deal with the situation as it was. If he allowed these people from the Great Desolate Star Territory to leave, he would have a chance to catch his breath. It was never too late for a gentleman to take revenge, so how could he not have a chance in the future?
Trying to persuade him was like playing the lute to a cow.
In his heart, he silently cursed, Since you’re so stubborn, I want to see who’s willing to go crazy with you.
Soon, he was stunned.
As soon as Yang Kai gave the order, Li Rong and Han Fei agreed, transforming into two streaks of black light that shot into the sky, followed by all the Ancient Demon Clan members.
Meng Wuya and Old Demon followed closely behind.
Hu Jiao’er and Hu Mei’er transformed into two streaks of light, one purple and one azure, intertwining with each other as they flew upwards.
One figure after another rushed out without the slightest hesitation or doubt. In the blink of an eye, only Violet Star and Sword Union remained in front of the hall.
Have they gone mad? Zi Wuji’s face was completely blank.
Yang Kai’s eyes flashed back, pierced through the void, bent his knees, bent his body, and disappeared.
“Brother Zi, let’s go help them,” Gu Jianxin suddenly said.
Zi Wuji turned his head to look at him, “Brother Gu, have you also gone mad?”
If he rushed forward now, it would be the same as sending himself to his death. It was one thing for the others, but the key was that Gu Jianxin had actually made such a choice. He really couldn’t understand why. Because of the circumstances they were in, he had felt a sense of mutual appreciation for Gu Jianxin these past few years, so he couldn’t understand why Gu Jianxin was so unwise.
Gu Jianxin smiled lightly, “If you don’t go crazy, you won’t live!” The ancient sword in his arms trembled, causing his blood to boil. He couldn’t wait to fight and release the accumulated Sword Intent in his body.
Sword cultivators focused on the Dao of Slaughter and had been holed up all these years. He felt that his Sword Heart had been worn down quite a bit, and although the current situation wasn’t optimistic, it gave him a boundless fighting spirit.
Regardless of whether he was wise or not, all he needed to do now was vent his frustrations.
As soon as the sword appeared, a loud clanging sound rang out, and a sword light flashed. The Ancient Sword Heart, Man and Sword as one, shot out like a bolt of lightning. The two Sword Servants followed behind without saying a word.
The corners of Zi Wuji’s eyes twitched. No matter how thick his skin was, he was too embarrassed to remain here alone, so he could only summon a group of Violet Star cultivators to charge forward. He secretly made up his mind that he would only take advantage of the situation and not put his life on the line. If he discovered that something was wrong, he would immediately flee.
In the blink of an eye, the hall was empty and the entire Nine Heavens Holy Land fell silent.
“Little Senior Sister, thank you!” Yang Kai laughed and punched out like a dragon, sending out a storm of punches.
He didn’t stop the cultivators from the Great Desolate Star Territory because he had something more important to do at the moment—deal with the seven Eight Trigram Spirit Locking Formation left. These seven Formations were like seven poisonous tumors growing on Tongxuan Continent, constantly eroding Tongxuan Continent and Xia Ningchang’s vitality. Even if he used the Eternal Tree’s leaves and sap to stabilize Xia Ningchang’s condition, these seven Formations still needed to be dealt with first.
Originally, he had wanted to rush to the location of these seven Spirit Formations as quickly as possible, but as he was flying, his body suddenly became lighter and he appeared here, instantly teleporting several hundred thousand kilometers away.
This was obviously Xia Ningchang’s doing. As Tongxuan Continent’s Star Master, it wasn’t a problem for her to teleport someone to this place. Although she was still recuperating in her room, she had obviously realized Yang Kai’s intentions and had used her Star Master’s strength to help him, so she was also saving herself.
The area below was one of the seven “ink dots”, so logically speaking, the situation should be no different from the largest ink dot Yang Kai had broken. However, at this moment, it was unknown what the cultivators of the Great Desolate Star Territory had done, but the ink dot was actually spreading out in all directions. The huge ink dot was constantly swallowing up the surrounding earth, emitting an extremely uncomfortable aura from the ink dot, as if it was connected to the Underworld and the Purgatory.
The endless fist shadows rushed into the black dot, causing the black Qi to churn as if water had been poured into a pot of oil, creating an unpredictable chain reaction.
The giant black dot’s expansion suddenly came to a halt before exploding violently, sending a black halo of light out in all directions.
Yang Kai withdrew his fist and took a deep breath. Looking down, he saw that the black dot had already lost its shape. Although it had expanded greatly, its color had already dimmed.
No matter what kind of tricks the Great Desolate Star Territory’s cultivators had played before they left, allowing this Eight Trigram Spirit Locking Formation to erupt with power, its foundation was still a Spirit Formation. As long as this Spirit Formation was destroyed, this black dot would no longer pose any threat to them. As time passed, the World Energy would be assimilated and nourished, and the black Qi would eventually disappear.
Without waiting for Yang Kai to look again, his body suddenly became light again, as if he was being held by an invisible hand. By the time the invisible hand put him down, he had already arrived in another place, and beneath him was another ‘black dot’ that was rapidly expanding.
Yang Kai followed suit!
“Little Senior Sister, don’t tire yourself out. If you feel any discomfort, don’t force yourself. Junior Brother’s cultivation is extremely high right now, so it shouldn’t be a problem for me to hurry.”
“Oh right, I forgot to tell you, Su Yan is fine now. I’ve brought her back and she’s probably with Luo'er now.”
“After this matter is resolved, let’s return to Shadowed Star together. When our family reunites, we can have a good chat.”
Yang Kai muttered to himself over again. Although he didn’t receive any response, he knew that Xia Ningchang had been paying close attention to him and had given him some help at the critical moment.
This kind of help undoubtedly saved him a lot of time on the road. Although Tongxuan Continent wasn’t too big, with his current situation, it would still take some time to deal with seven ink dots.
With the Star Master’s help, everything became simple.
However… this was somewhat of a burden to Xia Ningchang. Her condition had just stabilized, so it was not appropriate for her to use too much strength.
In just the time it took to boil a cup of tea, the seven ink spots had been destroyed and the seven Spirit Formations had been destroyed.
Yang Kai smiled lightly, “Alright, Little Senior Sister, you should rest. Leave the rest to me.”
A cool breeze blew past, as if something had left Yang Kai’s side. Yang Kai knew that it was Xia Ningchang who had been paying attention to his thoughts.
Yang Kai looked up, his eyes suddenly becoming as sharp as swords, no longer as tender as before.
In the sky, above the clouds, blood splashed and corpses were thrown to the ground. One after another, figures engaged in a fierce battle, their violent strength recklessly scattering.
Although the Nine Heavens Holy Land’s forces weren’t weak, compared to the Great Desolate Star Territory’s lineup, they were still inferior. On the Great Desolate Star Territory’s side, there were four 3rd order Void King Realm, including Xin Xuanming, who had been killed by Yang Kai, there were five!
Although most of them had only recently broken through, a Third-Order was still a Third-Order, so how could they be easy to deal with?
Xue Yue was entangled with a single person, the Third Elder of the Underworld Sect! Among all the masters in the Great Desolate Star Territory, this person was the strongest.
As both of them were 3rd order Void King Realm, Xue Yue’s vitality was surging, and the Third Elder’s old age was still vigorous. For a time, the two of them were evenly matched, and with the power of the Artifact, neither of them could defeat the other.
The strongest versus the strongest, this was a helpless move and the best way to deal with it. Otherwise, if this Third Elder were to take action, no one from Nine Heavens Holy Land would be able to resist.
Meng Wuya and Old Demon were each entangled with a powerful enemy, but they had been beaten to a miserable state. In a short time, both Meng Wuya and Old Demon had suffered some minor injuries. Facing a 3rd order Void King Realm opponent, they could only take a detour and not fight head-on.
Hu Jiao’er and her sister combined their swords. Although both of them were only 1st order Void King Realm, their situation was much better than Meng Wuya and Old Demon’s. One azure and one purple sword light crisscrossed, forming a giant sword net that enveloped the last 3rd order Void King Realm from the Great Desolate Star Territory, making it impossible for him to escape.
Li Rong, Han Fei, Gu Jianxin, and his two Sword Servants, Qian Ning, and An Ling’er… all of them fought to their heart’s content, remembering Yang Kai’s orders to slow down the enemy’s pace and prevent them from escaping.
“Since you dare to chase after us, I’ll let all of you die!” The Third Elder pushed Xue Yue back with a palm strike, laughed loudly, and quickly withdrew.
The other masters of the Great Desolate Star Territory seemed to have received some kind of order and quickly pulled away from their opponents. One of them even managed to enter the sword net of Hu Jiao’er and her sister and pulled his companion out.
The Third Elder stood in the air, enraged, a sly smile appearing on his face as the dozen or so Starships behind him lined up, their crystal cannons flashing a white light as they shot towards Nine Heavens Holy Land.
Escaping was just a cover! The biggest goal was to lure the snake out of its hole.
But now, it seemed that this goal had already been achieved. The Starships that had been prepared for this would only need a single volley to completely annihilate Nine Heavens Holy Land’s group.
Victory was in sight, but the Third Elder’s heart was palpitating as he felt something was wrong, causing him to feel extremely uneasy.
His eyes swept the crowd, but he didn’t see any unfamiliar faces worth paying attention to.
Who was it that had broken the Eight Trigram Spirit Locking Formation and killed the Vice Sect Master?
“Shit!” Meng Wuya shouted, his face turning pale.
The dozen or so Starships lined up in a straight line were like fierce beasts that ate people without spitting out their bones, giving off an extremely strong pressure. As the Crystal Cannons flashed, a great sense of crisis filled their hearts.
TO BE CONTINUED...