Since they weren’t enemies, there was nothing to worry about. Their group had been completely destroyed, leaving only a few dozen people in their group. They were directly recruited into his own, the wounded recuperating while the exhausted regulated their breathing.
While they were waiting, another group of people arrived, all of them from the Human Race who had been scattered by the Demon Race. Together with the dozens of people from before, their numbers had increased by about two or three hundred. Although they didn’t have any masters, their ability to protect themselves had undoubtedly increased.
At this moment, Han Zheng Qing also felt that something was wrong. It didn’t make sense that his team was like a lighthouse in the dark, able to attract the attention of the surrounding humans and even accurately locate them.
There are no leaks on his side, there must be another reason.
Han Zheng Qing immediately found Liu Youwei, who was meditating and healing himself, and asked, “How did you find us?”
Liu Youwei looked at him suspiciously, “Wasn’t it Sir Han who informed us of your whereabouts?”
Han Zhengqing shook his head.
Liu Youwei scratched his head and said, “That’s strange. We were originally hiding in a mountain valley when my Lord suddenly heard a message from someone saying that Sir Han was here and wanted us to quickly meet up with him. Sir didn’t know if it was true, so he sent this Liu to investigate the situation first.” Saying so, he asked, “Is it really not Sir Han who sent the message?”
Han Zheng Qing pondered for a moment before nodding, “I think I know what’s going on, you should focus on healing.”
Saying so, he turned around and walked towards the other two teams who had just joined up. After asking around, the two teams were just as Liu Youwei had said, but while they were hiding from the Demon Race’s encirclement, they suddenly heard a voice transmission informing them of the location of Han Zheng Qing’s team before they brought their men over to meet up.
Along the way, the man had spoken a few times to guide the way, taking a few detours to avoid the Demon Race army.
A moment later, Han Zheng Qing walked up to Yang Kai and cupped his fists, “Palace Master Yang!”
Yang Kai sat cross-legged on the ground and smiled at him, “Is there something you need, Mountain Master Han?”
“It’s nothing, I just want to thank Palace Master Yang.” Saying so, he bowed deeply.
Yang Kai smiled, “It’s my duty, it’s nothing.”
Han Zheng Qing didn’t say what he was thanking him for, and Yang Kai didn’t deny it either, because everyone knew that Liu Youwei and the two incomplete teams had been able to find Han Zheng Qing because Yang Kai had secretly given them pointers. Otherwise, how difficult would it have been for a group of scattered cultivators to find their own people on this battlefield? If they were to run around randomly, it was likely they would be killed before they could even find their own people.
“I must ask Palace Master Yang again, are there any other teams coming?”
Yang Kai shook his head, “Other than Liu Youwei’s group, there’s no one else. They’ll arrive within the time it takes an incense stick to burn.”
Han Zheng Qing nodded and cupped his fists again, “I’ll have to trouble Palace Master Yang again, if we continue forward…”
“Don’t worry, I’ll let them meet up with you,” Yang Kai smiled, knowing what he wanted to say.
Han Zheng Qing carefully observed him for a moment before bowing and sincerely saying, “Many thanks!”
Returning to the group, Han Zheng Qing found Fan Xin and whispered a few instructions to her, who nodded with a smile.
A moment later, Fan Xin walked over and smiled sweetly, “Senior Brother Yang.”
“What is it?” Yang Kai looked at her.
Fan Xin shook her head, “It’s nothing, Sir Han ordered me to accompany you.”
Yang Kai smiled and nodded, “Good.”
His reputation as a traitor hadn’t been cleared yet, so Han Zheng Qing didn’t feel comfortable associating with him, but what he had done before had caused Han Zheng Qing to feel grateful, which was why he had allowed Fan Xin, who he was familiar with, to come over. From this, it could be seen that Han Zheng Qing was somewhat old-fashioned, but not inflexible and was quite flexible.
Coincidentally, Yang Kai also had many things he wanted to ask, so he asked Fan Xin to sit down and carefully ask about them.
After learning that there had been many casualties in the Star Boundary during these past few years, High Heaven Palace had announced that High Heaven Palace had not participated in the war between the two worlds.
In the eyes of those who didn’t know the truth, this was because the Star Boundary had distanced themselves from High Heaven Palace because of Yang Kai’s betrayal, but Yang Kai knew that the Great Emperors were protecting his Sect.
This was something that had been discussed in the past.
After all, even he, the Palace Master, had turned into a traitor and become a sinner of the Star Boundary. If High Heaven Palace Sect’s disciples were to rashly come out and walk about, they would definitely be condemned by thousands of people and might even cause unnecessary conflict.
Rather than that, it was better to use the name of Sealed Mountain to protect the High Heaven Palace disciples.
Everyone thought that High Heaven Palace had not participated in the Battle of the Two Worlds and was free and unfettered, but only a small number of people knew that High Heaven Palace had not. There were indeed no signs of High Heaven Palace disciples on the battlefield, but High Heaven Palace had contributed to the resources consumed during the war.
Over the past few years, under the supervision of the Great Emperors, Alchemists and Artifact Refiners from all over the Star Boundary had been secretly sent to High Heaven Palace. Inside the massive Sect, the Pill Refining Room and Artifact Refining Room operated non-stop for twelve hours a day, and every day, a large number of Spirit Pills and artifacts would be sent to the front lines.
High Heaven Palace was almost half the supply of Spirit Pills and artifacts on the battlefield.
It could be said that High Heaven Palace was now the largest logistics base in the Star Boundary! However, only less than a hundred people in the entire Star Boundary knew about this.
Regarding this matter, even Fan Xin didn’t know, only Bing Yun and Su Yan from Ice Heart Valley knew about it.
In addition, High Heaven Palace was also a cultivation base for Wizard Cultivation. Over the past few years, there had been many selected people who had been sent to High Heaven Palace every year to enter the Thousand Illusion Dream World to train. Many Ancient Wizards had been born and had come to the front lines of the battlefield. After several eras, the light of the Wizard Cultivation World had once again blossomed in this world.
This matter had been underway before Yang Kai left and had long since entered the proper order. Now, in the Star Boundary’s great army, the ratio of Wizards was almost one in a hundred. Although ninety percent of them were unranked Wizard Apprentice and there were very few Great Wizard, it was still better than nothing.
Relying on ancient wizard technique and the Life Chain and Bloodthirsty Art, the Star Boundary’s side was always able to fight against the Demon Race in numbers.
After learning all this, Yang Kai felt very gratified.
Having seen the vastness of the Demon Territory and the vast population of the Demon Race, Yang Kai was well aware of the cruelty of this war. Now that the Star Boundary was not without resistance, he was naturally happy.
As the two of them were talking, Liu Youwei’s team had already arrived. Just as Liu Youwei had said, there were less than three hundred people left in the team, but one of them was an Emperor Realm master.
As a result, the number of people on this side had increased by nearly a thousand and their strength had greatly increased. What made Han Zheng Qing even happier was that there was still a Wizard Expert and several Wizard Warrior in this group. If they were to include the Wizard who already existed in this group, they would be able to use the Secret Technique of Life Chains at critical moments.
Since they had already met up, they naturally had to set out as soon as possible so as to avoid any unnecessary trouble.
The army had always acted swiftly and decisively. After slightly consolidating their forces, the group of nearly a thousand people immediately set out.
Yang Kai was still a thousand feet behind the group, while Fan Xin was standing together with him, appearing somewhat different. The new arrivals had obviously noticed this and after asking Han Zheng Qing about it, they all gasped. No one had expected that the High Heaven Palace Master, who had betrayed the Star Boundary a few years ago, would actually return and rescue Han Zheng Qing and the others from the Demon Race’s encirclement.
If it was any other time, these people would naturally come over to express their gratitude, but now that Yang Kai’s standing were unknown, no one dared to approach him casually, only nodding towards him from afar.
“Right, where are you going? Why are there so many scattered soldiers along the way?” Yang Kai asked as he walked.
Fan Xin smiled bitterly and replied, “We were scattered. A month ago, our Bing Chen Army had a great battle with one of the Demon Race’s armies. After fighting for more than ten days, we accidentally separated from the main army and wandered outside. The others were probably the same.”
“Bing Chen Army?” Yang Kai raised his brow. Previously, when he heard Han Zheng Qing and Liu Youwei introduce themselves, he had been somewhat concerned, so naturally he had to ask carefully, “Did the Star Boundary establish an army?”
“That’s right, it happened four years ago. The Demon Race’s army has a clear structure and a strict hierarchy. It’s extremely proficient in battle, so our Star Boundary naturally can’t be a pile of loose sand. Four years ago, under the leadership of the Great Emperors, we followed the Demon Race’s example and established an army, named after the Heaven and Earth Branch, slowly expanding. Now, we have fifty-four legions.”
Yang Kai suddenly understood. He had previously borrowed five hundred thousand Proud Snow Ice Guards from Bei Limo, and after spending a year with them, he was naturally familiar with their structure.
“Who can become the Commander?”
Fan Xin replied, “Pseudo Emperor, or Sect Master of various top Sects.”
“Who is the Commander of the Bing Chen Army? Do I know?”
Fan Xin smiled, “It’s Honored Master.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help exclaiming. He hadn’t expected that the commander of the Bing Chen Army was actually Bing Yun, but with her Third-Order Emperor Realm cultivation, it was a bit difficult for her to become the Commander. It wasn’t that she wasn’t strong enough, but Yang Kai knew that the Demon Race’s commanders were basically all Half-Saint.
“Oh right, I forgot to mention that Honored Master broke through in a bloody battle three years ago and her cultivation has advanced to the next level,” Fan Xin smiled like a flower, her face filled with pride. The strength of the Martial Ancestor is powerful, the strength of the Sect is powerful, if the strength of the Sect is powerful, the strength of the Disciple is powerful, and vice versa. Entering Ice Heart Valley, one’s body and mind were connected to Ice Heart Valley.
Hearing this, Yang Kai immediately showed a look of joy, “Then I must congratulate Senior Bing Yun.”
Entering the next layer was equivalent to a Pseudo Emperor and Half-Saint.
Like him, Bing Yun also came from Heng Luo Star Field, so they both had a sense of nostalgia for each other. Coupled with the fact that Su Yan was now under Bing Yun and Bing Yun had broken through to the Pseudo Emperor, he also felt honored.
Bing Yun had been stuck at the Third-Order Emperor Realm for far too long. Before she had been trapped in the Solitary Void Sea, she had been at the Third-Order Emperor Realm. Three thousand years in the Solitary Void Sea, her cultivation had not improved at all, so it was only natural for her to break through now.
TO BE CONTINUED...