Turning against him at the last moment!
In this World of Swords, all existences had different grades of longswords. Although there was no such thing as loyalty, Yang Kai had never encountered such a thing after leading an army for half a year.
His own army had betrayed him!
All of the subordinates who had been hit by the Gold Sword's light all turned around and attacked their original companions.
The situation was originally one-sided, but because of the appearance of the Gold Sword, it became a complete mess.
Lang Qingshan obviously didn’t expect such an unforeseen event to occur, so he quickly sent out an emergency order to stabilize the situation. There weren’t many swords that had defected, after all, the range of the Gold Sword’s Sword Halo was only a thousand zhang, and those that exceeded this range weren’t affected at all.
Even so, there were still thousands of swords that had become traitors. What made Lang Qingshan’s heart ache even more was that there were seven or eight Silver Swords among these swords!
Before he could come up with a countermeasure, the Gold Sword suddenly spun and a golden sword qi slashed out, directly cutting into the army.
The golden Sword Qi was unstoppable, shattering all the swords it touched, even the Silver Sword.
The Golden Sword slashed out several Sword Qi, cutting them as easy as crushing dry weeds and smashing rotten wood, causing great damage to Yang Kai’s army.
This time, even with Lang Qingshan’s leadership, it was no longer possible. The existence of the Gold Sword seemed to have a natural deterrent effect on all swords, causing the army to hesitate and retreat.
The scene was in chaos!
Seeing this, Lang Qingshan knew that there was no way to reverse the situation, so he could only gather his troops and gradually retreat.
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, the battlefield calmed down and the ground was filled with broken fragments left behind by Yang Kai’s army. The Gold Sword originally had ten thousand swords, but at this moment, their numbers had not decreased much.
Although many of its subordinates had been killed, it had also gathered a portion of Yang Kai’s forces. At this moment, there were still seven or eight thousand of them.
Yang Kai took in this battle and his eyes lit up as he stared at the Gold Sword, wondering what his chances of victory would be if he rushed down to fight it to the death.
Just as he was thinking this, the Gold Sword suddenly raised its blade and a dignified face met Yang Kai’s eyes.
Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat as he secretly cursed.
In the next instant, the Gold Sword slashed through the air and a golden sword qi slashed towards Yang Kai’s head. With a loud bang, Yang Kai’s mountain peak was split in half, dust flying everywhere as the mountain peak collapsed.
Whoosh, the Gold Sword flew over and stood in mid-air, looking around for Yang Kai’s whereabouts. After a long time, it returned to its own camp.
The mountain peak collapsed and the Gold Sword's army slowly departed.
An hour later, at the base of the collapsed mountain peak, a white light rushed out, its luster dim. On the surface of the sword was Yang Kai’s face, his expression was cloudy.
He wasn’t a match for this Gold Sword, not an opponent at all. Although he hadn’t come into direct contact with it, just by looking at the Golden Sword Qi, Yang Kai knew that it was impossible for him to be a match for this Gold Sword. If he were to fight it alone, he definitely wouldn’t be able to last more than five minutes.
The tactics of using a sea of army is useless. Such an existence was able to deter and subdue existences of a lower level than it, so no amount of swords could cause any damage to it.
Lang Qingshan had just returned from collecting the remnants of his subordinates, so when he saw this scene, he couldn’t help being shocked. When he saw the dim light on Yang Kai’s sword, he was also shocked.
“Sir, are you alright?” Lang Qingshan asked nervously.
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up as he stared at him, “Qingshan, did you see that sword?”
Lang Qingshan smiled bitterly, “That Gold Sword's power is unparalleled, this humble subordinate has failed in his task, so I ask for Sir’s punishment!” This battle’s losses had been great. He had just taken a quick count of the number of soldiers he had lost, and now only seventy thousand remained from his hundred thousand strong army. In this battle, he had lost more than thirty thousand swords army. Moreover, there is more than a dozen Silver Sword that had been damaged in this battle, and Yang Kai’s forces had shrunk by thirty percent. This made Lang Qingshan feel extremely guilty.
Yang Kai said, “The loss of this battle is not a crime, it’s just that the Gold Sword is too fierce, but… it can actually fly. Interesting!”
Even though Yang Kai had cultivated to the peak of the Silver Sword, it was impossible for him to maintain flight for a long time. At most, he would be able to leap up, but not only was the Gold Sword's sword light terrifying, it could also fly.
As for the losses of his subordinates, Yang Kai didn’t care at all.
This was the world of the sword, so there was no shortage of troops. A hundred thousand strong army was a number he had deliberately maintained. If he wanted to, his army would be able to accumulate at least five hundred thousand or more in this half a year.
So what if he lost some troops? He could quickly replenish them, but the existence of the Gold Sword gave Yang Kai a glimmer of hope in the darkness!
Since there is an existence like the Gold Sword, it meant he could also advance to that level, and after reaching that level, he might be able to unravel the mysteries of this world.
The key was… how to break through? What was so special about this?
He had already tried to kill a Silver Sword of the same grade, but it had no effect on him at all. Since he couldn't use this method to break through, what else could he comprehend?
But as a sword, what kind of thing could he comprehend?
A few days later, the army occupied a stronghold which was quite large, consisting of twenty thousand troops and a dozen Silver Swords.
The one in the lead was similar to Yang Kai and Lang Qingshan, both having cultivated to the peak of the Silver Sword.
After a great battle, this stronghold had been breached. Yang Kai and Lang Qingshan had joined forces to defeat this leader, but they were in no hurry to kill him.
On the leader’s sword, a middle-aged man’s face appeared, filled with panic.
“I have something to ask you,” Yang Kai looked at it indifferently, “If you can answer, I won’t kill you.”
The Silver Sword seemed like a drowning man grabbing onto a piece of straw as it hurriedly shouted, “Speak!”
“How can I advance to the Gold Sword?” Yang Kai stared at it with a burning gaze.
The Silver Sword was stunned for a moment, seemingly not having expected Yang Kai to ask such a question, but it still answered honestly, “With the Gold Liquid, you can advance to the Gold Sword.”
“Gold Liquid?” Yang Kai asked suspiciously, “What is that? Where can I find it?”
The Silver Sword said, “The Gold Ore may contain Gold Liquid.”
“Gold ore?” Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before glancing over at the nearby ore. After being stunned for a long time, he couldn’t help laughing.
It turned out that all the key points were here, and they were actually places he had been ignoring.
Originally, he had been curious as to why these Silver Swords had been occupying so many strongholds and constantly allowing their subordinates to mine ores. If it was just to increase their strength, the efficiency would be too low.
From the looks of it now, this method was not just to increase their strength, but also to prepare for the future advancement to the Gold Sword! The Gold Ore must be extremely rare, otherwise after Yang Kai led his army to seize so many strongholds, he would not failed to discover a single one.
The Silver Sword in front of him should have been immersed in this level for a very long time, otherwise he wouldn’t have known about these things. As for the Silver Sword under Yang Kai, it had been upgraded step by step from the Black Iron Sword, so how could it know these secrets?
Now he understood that the key to breaking through to the Gold Sword was the ores!
“Qingshan!” Yang Kai called out.
Lang Qingshan immediately leapt into the air and slashed the already cracked Silver Sword Leader to pieces.
Yang Kai turned around and looked at the huge mine below, grinning, “Let them mine.”
Lang Qingshan nodded and immediately passed down the order. In an instant, the sound of metal striking metal filled the air.
Yang Kai didn’t remain idle, leaving Lang Qingshan behind to guard this place, splitting up ten thousand swords and leading them to seize other strongholds.
Gold ores were rare, so this mine might not have them. Yang Kai naturally had to make more preparations.
Along the way, Yang Kai attacked one stronghold after another, using them to build up his strength. Every time he took down a stronghold, Yang Kai would leave behind a Silver Sword to guard it.
In a month’s time, Yang Kai had already taken control of six strongholds, each of which had an army of tens of thousands, mining ore day and night.
Yang Kai stood guard while Lang Qingshan, under his orders, patrolled around these strongholds. Once he discovered that a Gold Ore had appeared, he would immediately report back!
Yang Kai didn’t trust the Silver Swords under his command. If they were to dig up the gold ore on their own, the losses would outweigh the gains, so he could only let Lang Qingshan work harder.
As the days passed, countless ores were mined every day, but the gold mine Yang Kai was looking for was nowhere to be found.
He had long known that gold ore were extremely rare, but he had never expected them to be so rare.
Currently, he had at least three hundred thousand troops under his command, but even if he split them into six different locations, he was unable to find any.
After four months, one day, Lang Qingshan excitedly brought good news and informed Yang Kai that he had found a gold ore in a stronghold.
Yang Kai was overjoyed and quickly followed him.
When they arrived at the base, he saw a piece of gold ore placed on an empty piece of land. It was heavily guarded and no sword could easily approach it.
Yang Kai suppressed the excitement in his heart and walked forward, discovering that this gold ore was only the size of a washbasin. Its surface was uneven and gave off a charming luster.
Yang Kai stared blankly for a long time until Lang Qingshan called out to him, then he sighed, “It’s been almost a year, I hope there will be a good result soon.”
Saying so, Yang Kai leapt into the golden ore.
A stream of pure energy flowed through the sword and into Yang Kai’s body. Yang Kai could clearly feel that there was something else inside this gold ore, probably the so-called Gold Liquid.
Delight filled his heart as he knew that this breakthrough should not be too far off.
Sure enough, as the power from the Gold Ore poured into him, Yang Kai could clearly feel his strength rapidly increasing, and the bottleneck of his Silver Sword broke.
On the body of the sword, the originally silver sword surface was now replaced by a golden light and a golden halo began to circulate around it.
TO BE CONTINUED...