It was just that Ice Heart Valley didn’t have many disciples, and the battlefield was so vast, so he hadn’t seen anyone from Ice Heart Valley since then.
Unexpectedly, this time he actually encountered more than a dozen of them!
He could clearly see that beside the mature woman were more than a dozen of her fellow disciples, all of them wearing the same clothes and using the same Secret Technique!
‘I can collect some interest first!’ Sand Demon smiled sincerely.
With a light crackling sound, a bone-piercing chill suddenly appeared, followed by an aura of death. This Sand Demon’s hair stood on end as he instinctively fell to the ground, wanting to escape.
Although he didn’t know what had happened, he was certain that he had been ambushed.
As he fell, Sand Demon had the time to investigate the situation, his eyes following the source of the sound and revealing a look of shock.
He saw that the body of his colleague who had been standing next to him just a moment ago had been cut in half by an inexplicable attack. The wound was completely flat, and dark flesh blood spurted out like a fountain. His face was still filled with confusion, as if he had not realized what had happened.
He secretly rejoiced that he had reacted quickly, otherwise he would have suffered a great disaster.
However, before this thought could cross his mind, Sand Demon's pupils shrank as a trace of pain suddenly spread from his chest and the Demon Qi in his body suddenly became sluggish.
Landing on the ground, he was unable to successfully escape into the ground. Looking down, he saw blood seeping out from his chest, followed by a burst of energy that sent half his body flying into the air.
So… I also suffered?
The upper half of his body flew out while the lower half of his body stood on the ground. As Sand Demon's vision was being distorted, he saw a figure suddenly charge into the battle formation.
High-Rank Demon King!
The person who had arrived was a High-Rank Demon King. His Demon Qi was rich and pure, and he didn’t look too old. His brow was like a sword and his eyes were like lightning. He held an extremely large sword in his hand as his figure spun like a whirlwind around the battlefield.
Everywhere he passed, the Demon Race was thrown into chaos. Hundreds of Demon Race cultivators were as fragile as paper, and wherever his sword pointed, the Demon Race cultivators would explode into a bloody mist, not even leaving behind a single corpse. The crackling sounds were as dense as beans being fried.
Receiving such a powerful reinforcement, the human cultivators trapped in the middle were both surprised and overjoyed. All of them rushed forward to assist in killing the enemy, causing the light of their Artifacts to suddenly brighten.
The Demon Race had no way to resist!
In less than ten breaths of time, the surrounding Demon Race had been completely wiped out.
It was only at this moment that the lightning-like figure stabilized and stood in front of the Sand Demon, carrying Million Sword on his shoulder as he looked down.
Sand Demon didn’t die.
As long as the Demon Heart was not destroyed, they're not dead. The Demon Race’s survival was not a joke. As a Demon King, Sand Demon naturally could not cultivate only one Demon Heart. Even if he was cut in half, he could still survive. If given time, he might be able to recover.
Not only was this Sand Demon not dead, but the previous Demon King was also not dead, but both of them had suffered great losses.
As their eyes met, the Sand Demon is puzzled. “Why?”
He couldn’t understand why this High-Rank Demon King would attack his own people without saying a word. Only the Human Race had traitors, when did the Demon Race have traitors? Moreover, it was a High-Rank Demon King!
Yang Kai grinned at him and slashed down with his Million Sword, directly killing him without leaving a single piece of his body behind. The other Demon King, who was still struggling at death’s door, was also unable to escape this calamity and quickly died.
After dealing with the two Demon Kings, Yang Kai turned around and smiled at the hundreds of people behind him, “Are you alright?”
Instead of crying tears of gratitude and cheering as he had imagined, the several hundred people all stared at him in confusion. The Emperor Realm master in the lead wore a vigilant expression as he secretly circulated his Emperor Qi, his Sword Artifact Intent fluctuating wildly as he prepared to fight at any moment.
Seeing Yang Kai turn his head, the Emperor Realm master even nervously swallowed his saliva before shouting, “Demonic Heavenly Dao?”
Yang Kai raised his brow and turned his eyes from the Emperor Realm cultivator to the mature woman beside him, “Fan Xin?”
After not seeing her for so many years, Yang Kai couldn’t recognize her, but he felt like he hadn’t remembered wrongly, she was Fan Xin.
When Bing Yun had been trapped in the Secret Realm’s Solitary Void Sea for three thousand years, she had founded Ice Heart Pavilion. Fan Xin was the deacon Bing Yun had recruited in the Solitary Void Sea, and after escaping from it, Fan Xin and Liu Xianyun had been taken into Ice Heart Valley.
At that time, Fan Xin had been a Third-Order Principle Source Stage cultivator, but now she was still a Third-Order Principle Source Stage cultivator. Although her realm had not changed, her Source Strength was undoubtedly much more vigorous. Yang Kai’s vision was not bad, and he could tell that she was only a step away from breaking through to the Emperor Realm. However, to break through to the Emperor Realm, she needed to go into seclusion to comprehend. Now that the war between the two worlds was raging, how could she have the time to go into seclusion?
This time, if it wasn’t for Yang Kai’s Divine Armament descending from the sky, her fate would have been bleak.
Hearing Yang Kai call out her name, Fan Xin couldn’t help being stunned. Since he recognized her, he must be someone she knew. Moreover, Yang Kai’s figure gave her a familiar feeling and his voice was also very familiar. A name immediately popped into her mind, but she still couldn’t believe it and asked tentatively, “You are…”
Only now did Yang Kai remember that his Demonic Qi had covered his body and his face was somewhat blurry. Those who were not strong enough would not be able to see his true appearance, so he quickly dispersed his Demonic Qi to reveal his true appearance and smiled, “It’s me.”
“Senior Brother Yang!” Fan Xin’s beautiful eyes lit up as she called out in alarm. The dozen or so disciples around her also called out in surprise, obviously recognizing Yang Kai.
It was impossible to not recognize him. When Yang Kai was still in the Northern Domain, he had often visited Ice Heart Valley, and from time to time, he would go to Ice Heart Valley. Many people had seen him and knew that he was married to the last disciple of the Patriarch, Su Yan.
Surprised, Fan Xin was about to step forward to speak, but the Emperor Realm master in front of her suddenly raised his sword and shouted, “Wait!”
Yang Kai glanced over at the Emperor Realm cultivator but didn’t get angry. In this short time, he understood why the other party had such a vigilant look on his face. No matter who looked at him, he was no different from a demon.
The other party’s vigilance was unavoidable, and if it was Yang Kai in this situation, he would also be vigilant, let alone the other party. As their eyes met, Yang Kai gave him a friendly smile.
Although the other party’s cultivation was only at the First-Order Emperor Realm, since they had fought against the Demon Race together, they were comrades. When they had fought to the death just now, they hadn’t even begged for mercy and had even defended their comrades. It was obvious that their unyielding character was worthy of respect.
“Who is this person? Does the Right Guard know him?” The Emperor Realm stared at Yang Kai while secretly transmitting his voice to Fan Xin.
Just as Fan Xin was about to tell him the truth, she suddenly remembered that Yang Kai’s current identity wasn’t quite right in the Star Boundary, so she didn’t know how to answer. After all, a few years ago, Yang Kai had been hunted down by the Iron Blood Great Emperor and Li Wuyi, and he was a traitor who had betrayed the Star Boundary. At that time, this matter had caused quite a stir, and everyone in the Star Boundary knew about it.
Because of this, the North Region’s High Heaven Palace had been sealed off, and there were no signs of High Heaven Palace disciples in the great war between the two worlds.
Just as she was feeling troubled, Yang Kai’s voice rang out, “It’s fine, just answer whatever he asks you. When I come back this time, I’ll go see the Great Emperors.”
Only then did Fan Xin let out a sigh of relief. Since Yang Kai dared to meet the Great Emperor, it was likely he had something to rely on. After the news of Yang Kai’s betrayal of the Star Boundary spread, no matter what the other Sects thought, all the disciples of Ice Heart Valley felt that there was more to it than meets the eye. Now it seemed that there was more to it than meets the eye, otherwise how could Yang Kai have the courage to come back and meet the Great Emperors?
With Yang Kai’s permission, Fan Xin told him his identity.
The Emperor Realm immediately sucked in a breath of cold air, his eyes widening as he stared at Yang Kai. Recalling the power Yang Kai had just displayed, he thought to himself that the rumors were true. A few years ago, he had heard that this famous High Heaven Palace Master had become a demon and betrayed the Star Boundary, but now it seemed like that was the case. If he hadn’t become a demon, how could he have a Demonic Qi?
This was a bit difficult.
It was undeniable that Yang Kai had saved his life, but he was also a Demon… This Emperor Realm didn’t know how to respond to Yang Kai.
But soon, he understood.
Based on the methods Yang Kai had used to kill the Demon Race, if he really wanted to harm them, they would be powerless to resist, so no matter how vigilant they were, it would be useless.
Since he only killed the Demon Race and did not harm the Human Race, it was likely that he still had a Star Boundary in his heart.
Thinking so, the Emperor Realm immediately cupped his hands and said, “So it is Palace Master Yang who has arrived. This old master is Hundred Lotus Mountain’s Mountain Master Han Zheng Qing. On behalf of all of us, I thank Palace Master Yang for saving my life.”
Yang Kai smiled and returned the gesture, “It’s nothing, Sect Master Han is too polite.”
Han Zheng Qing nodded slightly, “We still have military matters to attend to, so it’s not convenient for us to stay here any longer. We’ll take our leave now.”
Saying so, he turned around to leave with the several hundreds human race. It was a fact that Yang Kai had betrayed the Star Boundary, and even High Heaven Palace had been sealed. Even though he had saved Han Zheng Qing’s life today, Han Zheng Qing didn’t want to have too much to do with Yang Kai. At most, when they met on the battlefield in the future, he would find an opportunity to repay this favor.
Seeing this, Fan Xin opened her mouth as if she wanted to say something, but after being glared at by Han Zheng Qing, she could only shut her mouth and look at Yang Kai apologetically. Normally, she would have been able to defend Yang Kai, but now on the battlefield, they were under orders, and Han Zheng Qing was the leader of this Human Race team. No one could resist his words, otherwise they would be punished by military law.
Yang Kai smiled lightly, “If Mountain Master Han wants to go there, I’m afraid it won't work!”
After taking a few steps, Han Zheng Qing stopped and turned around, “What? Does Palace Master Yang have any other instructions? If you have any, please speak frankly. As long as it doesn’t harm the interests of the Star Boundary or harm my Star Boundary’s compatriots, this Han will do anything.”
Saving one’s life was equivalent to saving one’s life, and the righteousness of one’s race was equivalent to the righteousness of one’s race. Although Han Zheng Qing’s cultivation was only at the First-Order Emperor Realm, he could clearly distinguish between the two.
TO BE CONTINUED...