There were still thousands of kilometers to the base, and since the Demon Race’s scouts had appeared in front of them, it was likely they would have to engage in a fierce battle. Right now, there were only two First-Order Emperor Realm masters in their group, so how could they break through the blockade of the Demon Race?
If he wanted to live, he could only rely on Yang Kai’s strength.
“Left Guard Han, you just need to hurry along. When the time comes, I will take action,” Yang Kai smiled and nodded.
Han Zheng Qing cupped his fists again, “Many thanks, Palace Master Yang.”
His mood immediately relaxed. He had seen the strength Yang Kai had displayed before, killing the Demon Race like slaughtering chickens and dogs, and even the Demon King was easily defeated by him. With such strength, Yang Kai was no weaker than the most powerful Beast Military Guard. With Yang Kai’s protection, his chances of entering the base had greatly increased.
After thanking him, Han Zheng Qing turned around and left.
However, not long after, he flew back and stretched out his hand, “Palace Master Yang should come join us.”
Yang Kai and Fan Xin had been hanging a thousand feet away from the group, so they were a bit too conspicuous. The Demon Race’s scouts had already appeared, so the battle between the two armies couldn’t be delayed. Yang Kai was the strongest force on their side, so naturally the later the exposure, the better.
Previously, they didn’t invite Yang Kai, because they wasn't able to identify him as an enemy or friend, but now that even the Seven Mist Sea didn’t respond, there was naturally no problem. What’s more, with the strength Yang Kai had displayed just now, if he really wanted to harm them, they couldn’t resist.
Since that was the case, why not be more generous?
Han Zheng Qing returned to invite him, but Yang Kai didn’t refuse, nodding before returning to the group with him.
Fan Xin was the happiest, and so were several of the Ice Heart Valley’s female disciples, all of them running over to exchange greetings with Yang Kai. Having met the Martial Uncle, compared to the other families, Ice Heart Valley and High Heaven Palace had the closest relationship, so the disciples of Ice Heart Valley all felt very close to Yang Kai.
Many of the other people in the group also secretly observed Yang Kai, but due to their status and cultivation, no one dared to come forward.
Only the Emperor Realm master of Liu Youwei’s Guard came forward, but it was only a normal greeting.
The two thousand defeated soldiers weaved through the desert and headed towards their base. The atmosphere was silent, and on the eve of the great battle, everyone was nervous.
By nightfall, they had found a place to rest for the time being. Normally, cultivators who had achieved a certain level of cultivation would naturally be full of energy and would have no problem continuing on their way, but the Bing Chen Army had only just experienced a great battle and had suffered many losses. Almost half of these two thousand people were injured, so they naturally had to conserve their strength to deal with the upcoming battle.
Although it was just a small group, the military discipline was extremely strict. Under Han Zheng Qing’s command, there were three groups of people standing guard and guarding against the Demon Race’s sneak attack.
He had thought that there would be a battle tonight, but unexpectedly, it was a peaceful night.
At dawn, the team once again set out.
When the two Emperor Realms found Yang Kai, Han Zheng Qing asked, “Could Palace Master Yang have detected the movements of the Demon Race?”
After waiting for an entire night without any enemies, not only did Han Zheng Qing not show any joy, he instead became even more worried. The fact that the enemy did not launch a night attack meant that they were preparing for a big move, so he naturally had to take precautions.
Yang Kai didn’t hesitate and directly said, “Five hundred kilometers ahead.”
Han Zheng Qing and the other Emperor Realm exchanged a glance before taking out a jade slip to investigate the situation. A moment later, Han Zheng Qing’s face sank, “The Demon Race deserves to die, what a big appetite.” After saying this, he looked up at Yang Kai and said, “Five hundred kilometers away, there’s a mountain pass in the shape of a gourd. If we want to go back, we’ll have to pass through it. They probably want to eat all of us.”
Yang Kai smiled, “Then I’m afraid they’ll break their own teeth.”
Han Zheng Qing wore a solemn expression, “Does Palace Master Yang have confidence? If you don’t, taking a detour is fine, but it will only delay us for a few days.”
Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “There’s no need. Even if we take a detour, we won’t be able to avoid the Demon Race. There are Demon Race armies on both sides.”
Hearing this, Han Zheng Qing’s expression changed slightly, and after pondering for a moment, he nodded and said, “Good, then let’s go!”
As soon as this order was passed down, the atmosphere in the group suddenly became solemn and filled with murderous intent.
Five hundred kilometers wasn’t too far, but it took the remnants of this group of scattered cultivators more than half a day to arrive. Along the way, Demon Race scouts constantly appeared, giving off a silent pressure.
At the back of the pass, there was a wide canyon with high walls on both sides. The deeper they went, the narrower the canyon became. There was no sign of the Demon Race, but anyone could tell that they were lying in ambush.
Han Zheng Qing turned his head to look at Yang Kai and was about to ask another question when he saw Yang Kai step forward and arrive in front of the group.
His footsteps didn’t stop as he smiled lightly.
After a moment of hesitation, Han Zheng Qing called out, “Follow up, stay on guard!”
The two thousand people instantly split up into ten teams, each of them calling out to each other as they followed closely behind Yang Kai.
Entering the mountain pass and stepping into the canyon, Demonic Qi suddenly surged and the ground beneath their feet seemed to come to life. The solid ground suddenly turned into rolling sand and everyone’s bodies sank down.
Han Zheng Qing’s expression changed and he immediately shouted, “Sand Demon, Fly!”
The only one who could cause such a great change in the earth in such a short time was the Sand Demon, and the one who had attacked was definitely a Demon King Level Sand Demon, otherwise it would be impossible for him to use such a large-scale Divine Ability.
After a few years of fighting, the Star Boundary had already understood the methods of the Demon Race and had their own countermeasures.
At this moment, Yang Kai suddenly stretched out his hand and grabbed the Million Sword in his hand. As he walked, the Million Sword stabbed into the ground.
The broad sword disappeared in an instant, and in the next moment, a muffled scream came from the depths of the ground, and the ground that was rapidly turning into quicksand returned to normal.
With a loud bang, 20 Zhang (66m) in front of him, the Million Sword flew out from the ground. A Demon Race cultivator was stabbed into the broad blade of the sword, directly piercing through him. The Demon Race cultivator suffered a heavy blow but didn’t die. His mouth was full of blood and his expression was filled with pain. Both of his hands gripped the edge of the Million Sword as he struggled to extract them from his body.
He was indeed a Demon King Grade Level Demon. Although he was only a Low-Rank Demon King, his Demonic Qi was extraordinary.
When he emerged from the ground, Sand Demon's eyes immediately locked onto Yang Kai with hatred. Although he was underground, he knew exactly who had attacked him.
He couldn’t figure out how this guy had found his location and severely injured him.
Since he couldn’t figure it out, there was no need to think about it anymore. Yang Kai grinned at him, revealing a mouthful of white fangs as he formed a series of hand seals and spat out a single word, “Break!”
The Million Sword rang out and thousands of sword beams shot out from the Sand Demon’s body. At a glance, the Sand Demon was like a hedgehog filled with glowing blades.
An even more miserable scream rang out, accompanied by a loud explosion as the Sand Demon exploded.
In the blink of an eye, a Demon King Level Sand Demon had been torn to pieces, and at the same time, two thousand Human Race masters had soared into the sky.
Han Zheng Qing and the others’ original intention was to escape from the Sand Demon’s Divine Ability, but who would have thought that in just a single exchange, the Sand Demon would have died and the earth would return to normal.
But before they could react, a large number of arrows had already pierced through the air.
The Star Boundary had methods to deal with the Demon Race, but so did the Demon Race. Sand Demon’s sneak attack underground was just the beginning, to lure the Human Race into the sky.
With their body in the air, the arrows that came from above and below were like a swarm of locusts, with thousands of blades on either side of him.
Everyone’s expressions changed as they felt a chill run down their spines, their limbs turning cold, their hearts filled with fear, their reactions quickening as they quickly sank to the ground, while those who were slow to react remained where they were, their originally good formation instantly becoming chaotic.
At this critical moment, Yang Kai’s Demonic Qi surged, and as the wind howl, the black Demonic Qi condensed into a solid defense that spread out and covered the space in front of him.
All the arrows were blocked by the Demonic Qi and silently disappeared.
The Demonic Qi Barrier, on the other hand, fiercely swept forward and crashed into the void in front of him, as if a mirror had been shattered. As a ripple spread out, countless Demon Race figures suddenly appeared.
On the ground, on the left and right, in the void, the Demon Race was blocking their path. It was unknown what kind of method they had used, but all of their figures were hidden, so Han Zheng Qing and the others didn’t notice.
Seeing this, the Human Race’s expression changed again.
Ten thousand, definitely ten thousand!
Moreover, there were several Demon Kings, each of them riding a different type of Demon Beast, each of them exuding a ferocious aura.
After Yang Kai break through their concealment, the group of Demon Race masters were also somewhat surprised, and the Demon Kings leading them all stared at Yang Kai in confusion.
In their opinion, since Yang Kai was able to use his Demonic Qi, he was obviously a member of the Demonic Heavenly Dao. Since he was the Demonic Heavenly Dao, he was a loyal dog of the Demon Race, so how could he oppose the Demon Race?
What was happening?
However, in the next moment, the Demon Kings threw away their doubts. So what if it was the Demonic Heavenly Dao? As long as they dared to oppose the Demon Race, they would die.
When meeting face to face, only the brave would win!
The Demon King in the lead grinned at Yang Kai, raised his thick arm high, and swung it down.
As soon as the order to attack was issued, the ten thousand Demon Race soldiers charged forward, causing the entire mountain valley to tremble and the surrounding gravel to fall.
Han Zheng Qing and the others seemed to be facing a great enemy as each team quickly gathered their own people and re-arranged their formation. The sound of a spell began to ring out…
The noise in the sky couldn’t conceal the single word, Yang Kai pointed forward and shouted, “Fuse!”
With a single word, the entire canyon came to life.
The earth churned and rolled back, like a blanket, wrapping around the Demon Race’s army. The two sides quickly closed, like two giant palms slapping towards the flying mosquitoes.
The ten thousand Demon Race were like mosquitoes!
Under the horrified gazes of Han Zheng Qing and the others, the rolling earth and the blade that had closed in between them had sealed off the entire space in an extremely short period of time, sealing all the Demons inside.
Space quickly compressed as a series of bone-chilling sounds rang out, causing goosebumps to appear all over Fan Xin’s body and the faces of several Ice Heart Valley female disciples to pale.
TO BE CONTINUED...