At this moment, hearing Yang Kai’s voice transmission, the Elder’s expression changed and he immediately whispered a few words to the eight Stone Puppets. In the next moment, the nine members of the Stone Puppet Clan spread out in all directions.
On one of the treetops, an Elder of the Plain Palace who had been possessed by Demonic Consciousness carefully concealed his aura and concealed his figure, perfectly blending with his surroundings. Many people flew past him from above or below, but none of them noticed him.
Hiding here, he stared at the battlefield a few kilometers away, controlling hundreds of Demon Race masters and more than a dozen Emperor Realm.
At this moment, the scene in front of him suddenly dimmed as a huge mountain appeared in front of him, blocking out the light above.
This Plain Palace Elder who had been possessed by the Demonic Consciousness was startled. Looking up, he saw a stone puppet several meters tall staring at him.
He had been discovered!
He had been discovered!
Moreover, it was discovered by a stone puppet.
Where did this Stone Puppet’s keen perception come from? He knew that he was hiding perfectly. Unless it was a 3rd order Emperor Realm, it was impossible for him to be discovered.
Without the slightest hesitation, his body shrank and he was about to retreat, but at that moment, he felt something tighten beneath his feet, as if he had been grabbed by a giant hand. Turning his head to look, he couldn’t help revealing a look of disbelief as he saw that it wasn’t a giant hand, but a vine.
With a shake of his Demonic Qi, the vine immediately exploded into dust.
However, this moment of delay gave the Stone Puppet a chance to attack. The giant fist smashed down like a mountain from the sky, hitting the Elder in the chest. In an instant, the Elder of the Plain Palace felt as if he had been struck by lightning, and the sound of bones breaking rang out from his chest. His entire body fell to the ground like a rag sack, and before he even hit the ground, pieces of his internal organs flew out from his mouth and nose, his neck tilted, and his aura completely disappeared.
Even though this man had been possessed by Demonic Consciousness, his cultivation was only at the 1st order Emperor Realm. The Stone Puppet Clan’s masters were all extremely strong, and even a Third-Order Emperor Realm master would be seriously injured by a single punch from them, let alone him.
The Stone Puppet turned around and flew off in a different direction, with a muffled voice coming from behind.
Stone Puppets themselves didn’t have very sharp perception, but with the guidance of the Wood Spirit, things were different. The Wood Spirit Race and the Stone Puppet Race complemented each other and fought side by side in every battle, the Wood Spirit Race’s perception of trees was unparalleled. The Demonic Consciousness hiding in the trees might be difficult for others to detect, but the Wood Spirit Race only needed to communicate with the surrounding trees to clearly see where there was an ambush and give the Stone Puppet the correct guidance.
The nine Stone Puppets moved together, and one after another, the Demonic Consciousness hiding in the Plain Palace was pulled out, either dead or injured. Without these Demonic Consciousness’ control, the Demon Race quickly lost their ability to fight, each of them standing in place like idiots, allowing others to knock them out and send them crashing down like raindrops.
Yang Kai looked around coldly, his eyes quickly fixed on a certain direction.
This was the valley where the Martial Meeting was being held. A day ago, when he had left, the Demonic Qi in the valley had been surging and it had been pitch black. Now that he had returned, it was even fiercer than yesterday.
Wen Zishan and the others were trapped in the valley.
The situation here had already been decided, and most of the people who had been possessed by the Demonic Consciousness had been eliminated. Without these people, the remaining Demon Race cultivators wouldn’t be able to stir up any trouble, so Yang Kai no longer hesitated and flew towards the mountain valley.
Halfway up the road, three streaks of light flew over from three different directions and landed next to him. It was Fan Wu, Cang Gou, and Luan Feng, who had obviously seen his actions and had come to support him. No matter how much they hated Yang Kai, even if they wanted to slap him to death, the woman standing behind Yang Kai was the natural enemy of all Holy Spirits. They had all seen how intimate that woman was with Yang Kai before she entered the Blood Gate, so they knew how important Yang Kai was to her.
If they really let Yang Kai die in front of their eyes, once that woman came out of seclusion, the three of them would definitely not have a good life.
As such, Fan Wu and the other two had no choice but to stand guard by Yang Kai’s side, just in case. [TL: i wonder if her strength is the same like a great emperor, since her power was given birth by the world itself to counter holy spirit, doesn't that mean she is acknowledged by the heavens like the great emperor. hmm]
The four figures sped along without any obstruction and soon arrived at the side of the valley, landing on a mountain peak.
Looking around, the three Holy Spirits all frowned and revealed looks of dread.
Because this mountain valley was filled with a thick Demonic Qi, the Demonic Qi was like a living thing. It was unknown how such Demonic Qi was formed, but it was certain that once one fell into it, there would be no good result.
At the center of the valley, the sounds of fighting could be heard, as if someone had been trapped inside.
“Brat, you ruined my plans, do you really think you can save them? In your dreams.” Lei Gu’s voice came from somewhere in the mountain valley, drifting erratically, making it impossible to determine his direction.
“Hiding in the shadows, if you have the ability, why don’t you fight me head-on!” Yang Kai coldly snorted.
Lei Gu laughed loudly, “Childish, wait for this Master to deal with them first before dealing with you.” As he finished speaking, the Demonic Qi in the valley began to roil even more violently, and a series of cries rang out from the center of the valley, mixed with the sound of someone trying to save their life.
Yang Kai’s expression changed, “Junior Sister Murong!”
He clearly heard Murong Xiaoxiao’s voice and wanted to rush over, but he was stopped by Luan Feng, who glared at him and asked, “What are you doing? Are you courting death?”
“Let go!” Yang Kai angrily shook off her hand.
Fan Wu’s figure flickered as he blocked Yang Kai’s path and said in a low voice, “Yang Kai, don’t be rash. That guy is clearly trying to provoke you and lure you into a trap. If you really rush over, you’ll fall into his trap.”
Cang Gou also tried to persuade him, “That’s right, the Demonic Qi here is so thick, the enemy is in the dark while we’re in the light, we need to consider this carefully.”
“Consider my ass!” Yang Kai spat a mouthful of saliva onto the faces of the three Holy Spirits and said fiercely, “My friends are all inside, I don’t know how long they can last. If I don’t go and save them, how can I just stand here and watch?”
“But rushing over like this isn’t a good idea. At the very least, you need to know what’s going on inside,” Fan Wu frowned, “How about this, call everyone outside and we work together to expel the Demonic Qi in this mountain valley. At that time, the situation will be clear.”
Yang Kai’s face was gloomy, but he didn’t insist, seemingly knowing that this was the only way.
But at this moment, Murong Xiaoxiao’s cry of surprise rang out again.
“Lei Gu, you’re courting death!” Yang Kai’s expression became fierce as his Space Laws fluctuated wildly before he disappeared from where he stood, his voice echoing from the boundless Demonic Qi as he rushed forward.
Fan Wu and the others were dumbfounded.
Luan Feng’s chest rose and fell as she angrily shouted, “Fool!”
Cang Gou also shook his head helplessly.
Fan Wu’s face went black as he grit his teeth and said, “What are you still looking at, follow me.”
Regardless of whether they wanted to or not, Yang Kai had already rushed in, so they had no choice but to follow him. Fortunately, the three of them had Holy Spirit Bodies and were innately resistant to Demonic Qi, so they weren’t afraid of the Demonic Qi’s corrosion for the time being. However, as time passed, no one could guarantee anything. What they were most worried about was Yang Kai. Who knew what kind of scheme Lei Gu had prepared to deal with him? Even such an obvious trap had fallen into his hands, it was a miracle if he was still alive.
As soon as they stepped into the Demonic Qi, the three Holy Spirits’ hearts sank, because in an instant, the three of them had lost their position. The Demonic Qi from all directions made it difficult for them to distinguish north, south, east, and west, and even their directions became blurry.
The sounds of wailing ghosts and howling wolves filled their ears, disturbing the concentration and filling their surroundings with murderous intent. Faint black shadows shuttled back and forth like fish, their speed so fast that it was impossible to grasp their traces.
In this unique environment, the Demon Race could definitely display 120% of their strength, but they had to be vigilant and resist the Demonic Qi erosion at the same time. The situation was not optimistic.
The three of them were quite loyal. After entering, they constantly called out Yang Kai’s name, hoping to receive a response, but it seemed like they were the only ones left in this world, so how could there be anyone else?
In the darkness, Yang Kai’s figure flickered constantly as he flew forward. Murong Xiaoxiao’s cries of alarm rang in his ears, as if she was fighting with someone. Following the sound, he couldn’t find her.
All of a sudden, Murong Xiaoxiao let out a pitiful cry before suddenly stopping, causing the veins on Yang Kai’s forehead to bulge as he froze.
The surroundings were completely silent. No matter how Yang Kai listened, he couldn’t hear a single sound. The sudden scream just now seemed to indicate that Murong Xiaoxiao had met with some kind of misfortune.
This caused Yang Kai’s face to distort as he raised his hand and summoned the Million Sword. With a surge of Emperor Qi, a shocking sword light slashed down and he roared, “Lei Gu, get the hell out here!”
Lei Gu didn’t react at all, instead, another person screamed as the sword light passed by.
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before he recognized Xiao Baiyi’s voice and rushed over. On the other side, a man was leaning against a big tree, his white clothes dripping with blood. His hands covered the wounds on his body, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t stop the blood from gushing out of his body, causing a pool of red to form beneath him.
“Xiao Bai!” Yang Kai walked up to him and asked in a trembling voice.
Xiao Baiyi looked up, his face completely pale. When he saw Yang Kai, he smiled bitterly, “Junior Brother Yang…”
“Your injury…” Yang Kai stared blankly at the wound on Xiao Baiyi from the shoulder. It was obviously a sword wound, and there were still traces of his own Emperor Qi fluctuations.
Yang Kai was dumbfounded.
“Junior Brother, you don’t need to blame yourself…” Xiao Baiyi smiled at him, blood dripping from the corner of his mouth, “I can’t take it anymore, you should quickly escape, the further the better.”
Yang Kai still stood in place, his eyes fixed on the sword wound on Xiao Baiyi’s body, as if someone had cast a Fixed Body Seal on him. His eyes trembled slightly, filled with fear and guilt, as if he hadn’t expected his casual strike to hit Xiao Baiyi.
TO BE CONTINUED...