Yang Kai said excitedly, “I’m good at this, quickly tell me how to refine this Blood Monster Divine Palace.”
The Artifact Spirit said, “Make a blood oath first and listen to my orders in the future.”
Yang Kai said angrily, “A mere Artifact Spirit dares to boast so shamelessly, you really don’t know what you’re talking about.” Sure enough, the Blood Monster Divine Monarch was nothing good, and the Artifact Spirit born from the Blood Monster Divine Palace wasn’t anything good either.
“You don’t want the Blood Monster Divine Palace or the Blood Monster Cave Heaven?” The Artifact Spirit looked at him curiously, not understanding why he had rejected him.
Yang Kai coldly snorted, “In this world, what is more important than freedom?”
The Artifact Spirit said, “If you can refine the Blood Monster Divine Palace, in the future, everything in this Blood Monster Cave Heaven will be under your control, and you will be able to obtain endless resources. In the future, you may even be able to grow to the same height as Master. Compared to that, what does losing a bit of freedom count for? Moreover, even if you swear a blood oath, I won’t let you do anything to make things difficult for yourself. I just want to protect myself.”
Yang Kai looked at him in surprise, “You know about advantages? It seems your intelligence isn’t low.” Shaking his head, he continued, “But you don’t need to waste your breath on me, I won’t agree to your conditions.”
If Black Crow Divine Monarch refined the Blood Monster Divine Palace, he might not necessarily die, but if he really agreed to this Artifact Spirit’s conditions, he would be finished.
The Artifact Spirit frowned.
Yang Kai said, “That Black Crow Divine Monarch was your Master’s greatest enemy when he was alive. If you really let him refine this Blood Monster Divine Palace, do you think he will allow you to exist? When the time comes, he will definitely erase your consciousness. If not for that, you wouldn’t have taken the initiative to seek me out. Since you want me to help you, don’t mention these ridiculous conditions to me, we can work together.”
The Artifact Spirit asked, “How do we cooperate?”
Seeing his attitude, Yang Kai also relaxed. Although this Artifact Spirit had some intelligence, it wasn’t a living creature after all. Since he asked this question, there was room for negotiation.
“Take me to Black Crow, I’ll help you stop him from refining it.”
“I’m just afraid you won’t be able to stop it,” The Artifact Spirit said in disbelief.
“If I don’t try, how will I know?” Yang Kai looked at him, “Rather than standing here and waiting for death, it’s better to go all out!”
The Artifact Spirit was silent for a moment before saying, “Follow me.” Saying so, he flew off in a certain direction at an extremely fast speed.
Yang Kai didn’t hesitate and quickly caught up.
The Artifact Spirit was the Artifact Spirit born from the Blood Monster Divine Palace, so it was naturally more familiar with this place than anyone else. He followed him through several complicated corridors and palaces before suddenly appearing in a large hall.
There was nothing in the hall except for a large array on the ground that was emitting a dazzling light. At this moment, in a corner of this array, a figure was sitting cross-legged. Who else could it be but the Black Crow who had seized Zhou Yi’s body?
At this moment, Black Crow's entire body was covered in a bloody mist as his dark red Blood Qi expanded outwards, attempting to fill the Great Array’s lines. As he continued, the entire Blood Monster Divine Palace began to emit a buzzing sound.
With a single glance, Yang Kai knew that he absolutely could not allow Black Crow to completely refine this Great Array. Once it was completely refined, the Blood Monster Divine Palace would be his.
Black Crow Divine Monarch had obviously been refining it for a while now and had already refined ten percent of the Great Array. The places he had refined were filled with blood mist while the other places were still intact.
Seeing this, Yang Kai let out a sigh of relief. They hadn’t arrived too late. If Black Crow Divine Monarch had refined too much, even if he had rushed over, he probably wouldn’t have been able to stop him.
“Artifact Spirit, you dare ruin this King’s plans? Once this King refines this Blood Monster Divine Palace, I’ll destroy your soul first!” Black Crow Divine Monarch looked up at Yang Kai and Artifact Spirit and immediately said resentfully.
Saying so, he turned to look at Yang Kai and grit his teeth, “You little brat, you’re like a Yin Soul that refuses to leave, always making things difficult for this King, you really deserve to die!”
“Enough nonsense, Black Crow, hand over your life!” Yang Kai shouted, raising his hand to summon the Azure Dragon Spear. On the tip of the spear, a fist-sized black hole rotated, containing a devastating power. [Hoogs: omg, YK has fish memory. Use your Soul Attack ffs.]
The spear thrust out, Collapse!
Black Crow Divine Monarch’s expression changed slightly as the blood mist covering his body suddenly became denser, turning the place he was standing into a sea of blood. Yang Kai plunged into the sea of blood and although he tried his best to attack, he couldn’t even see where Black Crow Divine Monarch was, let alone kill him.
With a flurry of spears, Yang Kai rushed out of the sea of blood, his expression extremely ugly.
Black Crow Divine Monarch’s mocking laughter rang out from the sea of blood, “Junior thinks he has some skill, so he doesn’t know the immensity of heaven and earth, but he doesn’t know that in this Monarch's eyes, this little trick of yours is nothing more than a clown. If you like to play, this Monarch will play with you, you must be happy!”
The sea of blood squirmed as a large number of Blood Crows rushed out from the sea of blood. Howling cry filled the air as they rushed towards Yang Kai.
Yang Kai raised his spear and stabbed forward, causing the Blood Crows to explode into a pool of blood, but he was unable to kill them.
On the other hand, during the time he had been entangled with Yang Kai, Black Crow Divine Monarch had not stopped refining the Great Array at all. The blood mist continued to spread towards the depths of the Great Array at an astonishing speed!
“You can’t do this,” The Artifact Spirit said, “Once he refines this Great Array, no one will be able to restrain him.”
How could Yang Kai not know that this was not an option, but now that he was riding a tiger, he had no other choice.
“Quickly enter the Formation and compete with him for control of the Formation,” The Artifact Spirit said.
Yang Kai muttered, “It can only be so!”
With a flash of his body, the long spear swept out and turned countless Blood Crows into a pool of blood. In a flash, he arrived at the other corner of the Great Array and poured his Divine Sense into it, madly refining it.
Seeing Yang Kai in such a state, how could Black Crow Divine Monarch allow him to do so? Controlling the countless Blood Crows, Yang Kai remained as steady as a rock as he focused on refining the Great Array while dealing with the Blood Crows. With his powerful Divine Sense and a world treasure like the Soul Warming Lotus, even if he was multitasking, he would still be able to handle them with ease. However, once the refinement began, he was unable to move and could only stand here as a target for the Blood Crows. This made him extremely angry!
On the opposite side of the Great Array, Black Crow Divine Monarch and Yang Kai sat across from each other, competing for control of the Great Array. Whoever could completely refine this Great Array would be able to control the Blood Monster Divine Palace, and the Blood Monster Divine Palace was the core of the entire Blood Monster Cave Heaven. Controlling the Blood Monster Divine Palace was equivalent to controlling the Blood Monster Cave Heaven. It could be said that the life and death of everyone who entered the Blood Monster Cave Heaven and even the local Monster Beasts will be tied to Yang Kai.
But soon, Yang Kai’s expression became ugly, because he discovered that Black Crow Divine Monarch’s speed of refining the Great Array was faster than his own. In just a short time, the blood mist had already filled up twenty percent of the Great Array’s area, so it would probably only take a few hours for Black Crow Divine Monarch to completely refine it.
Black Crow had already refined it before him and now his speed was even faster. Even if he tried his best to catch up, it would be difficult for him to catch up.
Yang Kai grit his teeth, “Artifact Spirit, help me!”
The Artifact Spirit shook his head, “I can’t do anything. Although I was born here, Master restricted my ability when he was alive.”
Yang Kai was so angry he nearly vomited blood, “Then why did you shamelessly say you wanted to give me a piece of good fortune!?” He had thought that as long as he had the Artifact Spirit to cooperate with him, he could easily refine the Blood Monster Divine Palace, but now he knew he was wrong.
The Artifact Spirit said, “Although I can’t help you, I can explain the mysteries of this Formation to you. Whether or not you can comprehend it will depend on yourself.”
The Artifact Spirit immediately began explaining, and Yang Kai listened attentively. Combined with the situation in front of him, the speed of refining had indeed increased greatly, but even so, it would be difficult to catch up to Black Crow’s progress.
As time passed, the Great Array was gradually filled with two colors. One was Black Crow Divine Monarch’s blood-red mist, while the other was Yang Kai’s Emperor Qi.
However, it was obvious that the area that Black Crow refined was slightly larger than Yang Kai’s. In such a large array, Black Crow occupied almost sixty percent of the territory while Yang Kai only occupied about thirty percent.
Originally, the two of them had been refining their respective Formation, but after the two of them had filled up all the positions of the Spirit Array, it was impossible to avoid a collision.
If one were to look down from high up in the sky, the Central Formation that controlled the Blood Monster Divine Palace was like a pancake. Black Crow Divine Monarch had seized more than sixty percent of it while Yang Kai had seized more than thirty percent, but if he wanted to completely occupy this pancake, he had to first expel the other party’s strength.
The moment the two forces collided, Yang Kai’s body trembled as he felt a massive force sweep towards him, making him feel like he couldn’t block it.
However, even if he couldn’t block it, he had to. He hurriedly activated a portion of the Formation he was controlling and sent it crashing forward.
Yang Kai spat out a mouthful of blood as Black Crow's figure swayed slightly.
In this collision, the difference in strength was obvious. Black Crow clearly had the absolute upper hand, but there was nothing they could do about it. The two of them were currently using the control of the Central Formation as a bargaining chip, but it had little to do with their cultivation and strength. All they were competing on was their control over the Great Array.
Because of this, Black Crow Divine Monarch also went all out. Even the Blood Crows who had been harassing Yang Kai all this time had disappeared. Obviously, Black Crow Divine Monarch didn’t have time to worry about them.
After this collision, Yang Kai clearly felt that he had lost a portion of his territory. Black Crow’s power was constantly corroding towards him, occupying the territory he had previously controlled.
Black Crow laughed loudly and said, “Junior, don’t put up a stubborn resistance, obediently accept your death and suffer less pain!”
Yang Kai gritted his teeth and ignored him.
Black Crow coldly said, “Stubborn fool!” As he finished speaking, he once again used the power of the Formation to smash towards Yang Kai.
Although Yang Kai had long been on guard and had used all his strength to resist, he was still completely defeated. He had lost a portion of the territory he controlled in the Great Array, allowing Black Crow’s control to improve by another seventy percent.
He could not continue like this. Although he still had control over thirty percent of the Great Array, if he continued like this, he would sooner or later be corroded by Black Crow, and at that time, there would be nothing he could do.
TO BE CONTINUED...