When Yang Kai opened his eyes again, he immediately saw Su Yan’s concerned and nervous expression and asked absentmindedly, “Senior Sister?” He didn’t seem to have any impression of what had just happened.
Su Yan asked about Yang Kai’s well-being and after confirming that he was alright, she relaxed.
Yang Kai’s brow furrowed, but his heart was still heavy. Seeing this, Su Yan asked, “Do you feel any discomfort?”
Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “I don’t know, but I have a feeling… the situation of the Great Emperors is not good.” He didn’t even know where the Great Emperors were right now, but he could vaguely sense their current state, as if there was a faint connection between them. This connection allowed him to vaguely sense the current state of the Great Emperors.
“You don’t remember what happened just now?” Luan Feng asked.
Yang Kai looked up at her and slowly shook his head.
Luan Feng frowned slightly and explained what she had just seen and heard.
“Heavenly Fate Transformation, Profound Heaven Present?” Yang Kai was confused, “Did I say that?”
Su Yan and Luan Feng nodded in agreement.
Yang Kai was surprised. He didn’t know when he had said this, but now that Luan Feng had brought it up, he didn’t understand the meaning behind it at all.
Just as he was lost in thought, the world suddenly trembled and a loud buzzing sound came from the depths of the clouds. Yang Kai was startled and quickly looked up, but he didn’t see anything.
The buzzing sound continued for a full incense stick of time before finally disappearing.
Luan Feng was also puzzled, “What happened just now?”
Who could say for sure?
At this moment, a fluctuation of Space Force suddenly appeared and a jade slip appeared in front of him. From this jade slip came Li Wuyi’s aura, obviously from him.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and grabbed it, immersing his Divine Sense into it. After a brief examination, his expression changed.
“What’s wrong?” Luan Feng asked.
“The Demon Land is expanding,” Yang Kai said solemnly.
Luan Feng frowned, “The area of the Demon Land has been expanding.” Ever since the Star Boundary had acquired the 108 Demon Land, the polluted land had not stopped expanding. It seemed to be extremely infectious, constantly eating away at the surrounding land, especially the Demon Land where the ten Great Demon Caves were located. The reason Star Soul Palace had fallen was not because the Star Boundary’s army was inferior to the Demon Race, but because the entire Star Soul Palace had been corroded by the Demon Land and had become a part of it.
In the Demon Land, the Demon Race was like a fish in water, while the Star Boundary cultivators were constantly being suppressed. In this situation, they were naturally no match for the Demon Race. Moreover, Star Soul Palace had already been corroded by the Demon Land, so there was no point in defending it, it will only increase the casualties.
“This time is different, the rate of expansion is much faster than before.”
“How fast?” Luan Feng’s expression became serious.
“I’m not sure, we’ll know once we go take a look.” The news came from Li Wuyi’s side. It was said that the Great Demon Cave in the Eastern Region’s Southern Region and Western Region all showed signs of this, so he tell him to investigate the situation in the Northern Region’s Demon Cave. As he spoke, he activated his Space Laws and wrapped Su Yan and Luan Feng up before disappearing.
In the blink of an eye, hundreds of thousands of kilometers of earth flew by beneath his feet.
In less than an incense stick’s worth of time, the three of them arrived near a Great Demon Cave.
Looking down from high up in the sky, Yang Kai’s face was extremely pale. The Great Demon Cave was expanding at an unstoppable speed, and in the blink of an eye, it had expanded several dozen kilometers. This rate of expansion was simply astonishing.
Luan Feng couldn’t help covering her red lips with her hand, her beautiful eyes filled with horror.
There was no need to compare. In the past, although the size of the Demon Cave was constantly expanding, the rate at which it was expanding wasn’t too fast, but now, the rate at which it was expanding was more than a hundred times faster.
At this rate, it wouldn’t even take a year or so for the entire Star Boundary to be transformed into a Demon Land. At that time, how could the Star Boundary still have any place for the millions of humans? All of them would likely be corroded by the Demonic Will and become nothing more than demons.
As far as the eye could see, on the ground and in the sky, countless birds and beasts were fleeing for their lives. They had their own perception of danger, and when the Demon Land expanded, their instincts told them to stay away from it.
However, how could their speed be faster than the expansion of the Demon Land? The darkness that spread from behind them instantly swallowed them, and under the corrosion of the Demonic Qi, these normally docile birds and beasts immediately became red-eyed and began fighting desperately.
Not only were there birds and beasts, but there were also many humans fleeing in the wilderness.
Although it had been several years since the Second World War, and the four regions os Star Boundary had been ravaged by the Demon Race, every cultivator with a bit of courage and sense of responsibility had submitted to the army and gone into battle to kill their enemies, it was inevitable that some people still harbored some hope of survival and hid in the wilderness, hoping that the Star Boundary’s great army would drive away the Demon Race and restore their homeland.
There were many such people, many of them.
The Star Boundary was vast and had billions of living creatures, so how many people were there in total? Compared to the total number of people in the Star Boundary, there weren’t even a few soldiers from the 55 Great Army. Although they weren’t strong enough and the various armies wouldn’t accept them, it didn’t mean that there weren’t any masters among these people who were trying to protect themselves.
At this moment, these people finally had nowhere to hide. The Demon Land had spread out and corroded their hiding place, forcing them to flee.
How could they escape? The Demon Land’s rate of expansion was simply too fast. Yang Kai saw a First-Order Emperor Realm being overtaken by the Demon Land behind him and had no choice but to use his Emperor Qi to resist the Demonic Qi that was constantly corroding his body.
With his First-Order Emperor Realm cultivation, he might be able to hold on for a while without losing his mind, but as long as he didn’t escape this Demon Land, sooner or later he would become a demon.
Yang Kai, Su Yan, and Luan Feng retreated again as Mo Sheng’s words echoed in his mind. The Demon Territory was not called the Demon Territory, it was called the Matchless World. The living creatures that lived there were like the Star Boundary, all of them human, but after the World’s Spirit was swallowed by him, the Matchless World became a Demon Territory, and the humans who lived there also became Demons.
He didn’t know what had happened to the Matchless World's Spirit.
But now, he was witnessing the Star Boundary being devoured.
In other words, everything that was happening right now was the process of the Star Boundary's Spirit being swallowed, the process of the Great Demon God’s healing! With the Spirit being swallowed and the Star Boundary's earth transforming into Demon Land, wouldn’t this mean that the Great Demon God’s healing had reached a critical point?
Yang Kai couldn’t help shuddering. Last time, the Passing of Time Great Emperor had fought the Great Demon God and ultimately destroyed his body. This time, who in the Star Boundary could resist him?
The Great Emperors had even disappeared without a trace, and now they can only rely on the two Dragon Race's Elders, but they were being suppressed by Xue Li and the other Demon Saints, so they couldn’t easily act. What’s more, would they really be of any use?
Unknowingly, the Star Boundary had reached the point of life and death! This time, the Demon Race would definitely not give the Star Boundary a chance to breathe.
“I need to go back to the Northern Domain,” Yang Kai said solemnly. The Great Demon Cave in the Eastern Domain had undergone such an upheaval, so he didn’t know what the situation in the Northern Domain was. He had to quickly inquire about it. If the Northern Domain was the same, he would have to find a way out for High Heaven Palace and the various armies as soon as possible.
After hesitating for a moment, he turned to Luan Feng and said, “If things don’t go according to plan, you should withdraw as soon as possible.”
Luan Feng smiled bitterly, “Where can we retreat to?”
Yang Kai opened his mouth but couldn’t come up with a response. Although the Star Boundary was big, if the overall situation was like this, where could it be considered a pure land?
The only thing he was certain of was that the constant hum of the world just now was definitely related to the sudden expansion of the Demon Land, but right now, he was unable to determine why the Demon Land had suddenly expanded.
After bidding farewell to Luan Feng, Yang Kai and Su Yan flashed back to High Heaven Palace.
Hua Qingsi had already sent him several messages, and seeing that he had finally returned, she immediately went to greet him.
Yang Kai raised his hand and said, “I understand. Chief Manager will first ask the various Army Commanders to wait in the main hall while I inquire about the situation.”
“Yes!” Hua Qingsi accepted the order and left.
The last time Star Soul Palace had fallen, more than a dozen great armies from the Southern Domain had evacuated. Half of them had retreated to the Northern Domain and been placed in High Heaven Palace while the other half had gone to the Eastern Domain.
Originally, High Heaven Palace was unable to accommodate so many people, but now that Yang Kai had refined a World Bead, it had saved them a lot of trouble. Most of the soldiers would normally rest inside the World Bead. Although the environment there was like a dead star with no vitality, no one needed to obtain anything from the surrounding environment. If they needed to heal and cultivate, they could directly use the Source Crystal and Spirit Pills.
After giving a simple order, Yang Kai set off again.
Outside Vast Wave City, Yang Kai appeared and stared down with a solemn expression.
Just like what he had seen in the Eastern Region, the Demon Land below was rapidly expanding. In this short period of time, it had more than doubled in size and its momentum had not stopped.
Inside the Demon Land, the Demon Race’s army was packed.
It seems that a Demon King had discovered Yang Kai’s trail and was pointing towards him from within the Demon Land. In the next moment, a figure flew out from the Demon Land and shot towards Yang Kai, the pressure of a Half-Saint clearly visible.
Before he even got close, the Half Saint called out, “Yang Kai?”
This voice not only contained a hint of pleasant surprise, but also a deep sense of dread.
The pleasant surprise was that Yang Kai had come here alone. If they could defeat him, they would definitely be able to obtain the approval of the Demon Saints, but what they feared was his extraordinary combat strength. During the Star Soul Palace battle, the news that Yang Kai had killed a Stone Demon Half-Saint had long been known to all the Demon Race. Xue Li and the others had even warned all the Half-Saints to never underestimate Yang Kai again. Don’t underestimate him just because he was a High-Rank Demon King. This guy was comparable to a Half-Saint!
No Demon Race dared to ignore the Demon Saint’s warning.
As a result, the moment this Half-Saint recognized Yang Kai’s identity, he suddenly stopped several thousand meters away and raised his hand, summoning a Demon Artifact that looked like a wood axe.
TO BE CONTINUED...