“What do you mean?” Luan Feng frowned at him.
Yang Kai continued, “When the Demonic Qi appeared, several of the Star Soul Palace’s Emperor Realms split up and went to the various great Sects in the Western Regions to spread the news, but after several people went out, only one of them managed to return alive, and the news that person brought back was that all of the several thousand people from Star Point Sect had been turned into demons!”
Everyone in the hall gasped as they stared at Yang Kai in disbelief.
Almost no one present had ever been to the Western Regions, but this didn’t stop them from hearing about the famous Star Point Sect. After all, it was one of the top Sects in the Western Regions! But now, all of the thousands of people in this Sect had become demons?
Combined with what Yang Kai had just said, everyone immediately understood what he meant.
Fan Wu’s expression became ugly as he asked, “Could it be that the great sects of the Western Regions have all been poisoned by the Demon Race?”
Yang Kai replied, “Although we haven’t verified this information, according to the information we have now, it’s most likely the case. Many of you have participated in the matter of the South Region’s Plain Palace. If it weren’t for all of you working together, I’m afraid the South Region would have fallen into the Western Region’s hands, and the foundations of the various great Sects would have long since become paradise for the Demon Race. As for the Western Region… they don’t have such good luck.”
“This is truly an internal crisis!” Fan Wu smiled bitterly.
Yang Kailang said, “The general situation is like this. Telling you all this is to give you confidence, not to make you fear the Demon Race. Although the Demon Race has come aggressively, my Star Boundary is under the protection of several Great Emperors. Now that the cultivators of the three regions have joined forces, as long as we work together, what does a mere Demon Race count for? Today’s trip will be your opportunity to make a name for yourselves and spread your name far and wide. Don’t miss this opportunity,” Yang Kai looked around and asked in a low voice, “Any other questions?”
The hall was silent.
Yang Kai nodded and waved his hand, “Please take your leave. Arrange for the various disciples to wait at the Space Array of this Palace Master. This King will send you to the Western Regions later!”
The group of people dispersed and gathered the disciples of their respective Sects to wait.
Outside the hall where the Space Array was located, there was a dense crowd. At least a hundred thousand Void King Realm cultivators from the North Region had gathered together and were divided into groups of varying sizes, with their respective Sects and families as their units. Those with fewer numbers gathered together for warmth, forming a tower.
These hundred thousand cultivators were naturally not the total number of Void King Realm and above in the North Region, it was impossible for the various great sects and families to empty out all of their family’s resources, so they all left a large number of people to guard the foundation of their respective Sects.
These hundred thousand people were only the vanguard forces. After all, no one knew what kind of situation the Demon Territory’s invasion would be in. If the situation was really dire, they could still send reinforcements. In any case, with the Space Array, it would be very convenient for them to travel back and forth.
High Heaven Palace did not send ten thousand people this time, but five thousand. Such a number was unparalleled in any Sect.
In front of the spell formation, Yang Kai continued to use his Space Laws to send groups of cultivators to the Western Regions in an orderly manner. Fortunately, when Yang Kai first set up this Spirit Array, he had the foresight to send about a hundred people at once.
Even so, a hundred thousand people would need to be teleported a thousand times before they could all be sent away.
Yang Kai was so exhausted that it took him two days and two nights to teleport everyone away. Only then did he have the time to consume his Spirit Pills and meditate.
Yu Rumeng stood guard beside him.
A moment later, Yang Kai opened his eyes and looked at Hua Qingsi, “Elder Sister Hua, I’ll entrust the Sect to you.”
Hua Qingsi nodded seriously, “Rest assured!”
Yang Kai then led Yu Rumeng into the Space Array.
His vision blurred and he reappeared in the Western Regions.
The surrounding crowd was dense, and the hundred thousand cultivators who had been teleported here from the North Region were all gathered nearby. Many of them flew up into the air and stared into the distance with solemn expressions.
Yang Kai’s Divine Sense swept over the crowd and found that only the cultivators from the Northern Domain had gathered, but the people from the Southern Domain and the Eastern Domain were nowhere to be seen.
This was not surprising. Although the people from Star Soul Palace and Serene Soul Palace from the Southern Domain and the Eastern Domain had come to organize this event, the number of Space Arrays Yang Kai had set up in these two domains was still relatively small, so the gathering speed was naturally slower.
However, it shouldn’t be long before the other two regions’ cultivators arrived.
Yang Kai looked around and saw Mo Huang at the front of the crowd. He immediately flew forward and cupped his fists, “Senior.”
“You’re back!” Mo Huang nodded slightly.
Yang Kai looked into the distance and frowned, “What’s the situation now?”
Mo Huang solemnly said, “The Demonic Qi has stopped spreading, but the Demon Race is still gathering. I went to investigate a while ago and found that the Demon Race’s army is constantly being transported through the Void Corridor. There are now a million of them.”
“A million!” Yang Kai was shocked.
He had originally thought that a hundred thousand people from the North Region would be able to resolve this crisis in the Western Region in such a short time, but who would have thought that before a fight broke out, he would hear such grievous news.
A hundred thousand and a million was ten times the difference.
Mo Huang glanced at him and said, “Although the Demon Race has a large number of people, most of them are small fry, so there’s nothing to fear. Although your Northern Domain only has a hundred thousand people, all of them are above the Void King Realm. If a fight really breaks out, the Demon Race won’t be their opponent.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai felt relieved.
Just how terrifying was the number of millions? In such a short period of time, most of them were probably the weaker Demon Race, and the true main force was probably still behind.
Mo Huang replied, “However, we can’t let our guard down. We don’t know anything about the situation with the Demon Race, so for them to be able to gather so many people in such a short time, I’m afraid even more will come.”
Yang Kai nodded in agreement.
After pondering for a moment, Yang Kai asked, “Then what are our plans? Do we wait and see, or do we take the initiative to attack?”
Mo Huang thought for a moment before replying, “Let’s wait a little longer. We can’t afford to lose this place. The people from the Southern and Eastern Regions need to be teleported here through the Spirit Arrays here. We’ll temporarily guard the Spirit Arrays here, which is the best way to deal with this situation. It won’t be too late to make plans after the people from the other two regions arrive.”
Yang Kai also thought so and naturally had no objections.
After pondering for a moment, Yang Kai asked, “Senior, what exactly happened in the Demon Territory? What happened to the Night Shadow Great Emperor?”
After a moment of silence, Mo Huang said, “Night Shadow is a descendant of the Demon Race!”
“What?” Yang Kai was shocked when he heard this. Before, he had been thinking that since Night Shadow Great Emperor stood at the peak of this world, why would he collude with the Demon Territory? What could the Demon Territory give him that would make him betray the Star Boundary?
Hearing Mo Huang’s words, Yang Kai suddenly understood.
It was not that the Demon Territory could give him anything, but that Night Shadow was related to the Demon Race!
He was actually a descendant of the Demon Race!
“Shadow Demon?” Yang Kai’s expression changed.
Mo Huang looked at him in surprise, “You actually know about Shadow Demon Clan?”
Yang Kai nodded, “I won’t hide it from Senior, I once fought a great battle against the Demon Race in a Secret Realm.”
Mo Huang was even more surprised. With his experience and knowledge, he couldn’t figure out what kind of Secret Realm in this world actually had a Demon Race, but he didn’t ask any questions and instead simply warned in a low voice, “It’s fine if you know about this, don’t publicize it.”
Yang Kai said seriously, “I’ll keep it to myself.”
It was no wonder that when the three Great Emperors returned from the Demon Territory, they had remained silent about the matter of the Night Shadow Great Emperor. If the people of the Star Boundary were to know that one of the ten Great Emperors actually had the Demon Race’s bloodline, it would probably cause a great stir.
The Great Emperors had always been the totem of the Star Boundary's Martial Dao, the object of worship for millions of cultivators. How could such a lofty existence have anything to do with the Demon Race?
If it were any other ordinary Emperor Realm master asking about this, Mo Huang would definitely not explain anything, but Yang Kai’s background was not something an ordinary Emperor Realm master could compare to. Mo Huang probably felt that Yang Kai was qualified to know such secrets, so he decided to reveal some information.
Mo Huang sighed, “The reason why Night Shadow is so mysterious is because we, as fellow Great Emperors, don’t know much about him. It’s probably because of his background.”
He was a descendant of the Demon Race, so if he really came into contact with other Great Emperors, they might be able to find some clues, so he was naturally more mysterious.
“I don’t know when he made contact with the Demon Territory and plotted against the Western Domain and Southern Domain. This time, he even summoned Iron Blood and Bright Moon, borrowing their strength to break through the barrier between the two worlds and open the gap between the two worlds,” Mo Huang smiled bitterly, “That world was sandwiched between the Demon Territory and the Star Boundary. It was fine if it wasn’t destroyed, but after it was broken, it formed an incomparably firm channel.”
Yang Kai’s expression became strange as he asked, “So, Senior Iron Blood and Bright Moon were used by Night Shadow?”
Mo Huang lowered his voice, “Don’t mention this in front of them, otherwise you won’t have a good ending.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help nodding, “I’ll pretend I didn’t hear it.”
Mo Huang continued, “After that, Serene Soul and I entered the Demon Territory through the gap between the two realms and saw Iron Blood and Bright Moon fighting with someone, so we went up to help them, but… as you know, when Bright Moon fell into the Demon Territory, the three of us fled.”
Yang Kai said in horror, “Even if you four Great Emperors join forces, you’re still not his opponent?”
Mo Huang replied, “They were already prepared, there are six Demon Saints gathered over there! En, the status of Demon Saints in the Demon Territory is equivalent to the Great Emperor of the Star Boundary.” He thought that Yang Kai didn’t know about the division of the Demon Race’s strength, so he deliberately explained it to him.
“Six!” Yang Kai gasped.
But then again, it was four against six, and they were in someone else’s territory. The fact that three of them were able to return safely was enough to show how powerful these Great Emperors were, but it was all thanks to Bright Moon Great Emperor’s sacrifice.
Thinking of this, Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling a sense of respect and asked worriedly, “Senior Bright Moon falling into the Demon Territory trap, could there be… some kind of accident?”
TO BE CONTINUED...