The Open Heaven Stage cultivator with a slightly higher cultivation would have a chance to escape even if they were contaminated by the Ink Force, especially for a High Rank Open Heaven cultivator. As long as they could cut off their own Small Universe's territory, they would be safe.
However, if they really did that, they would definitely lose their Small Universe's foundation.
As such, after Lang Ya's Shi Zheng had fallen, the remaining Ink Force it had left behind had given many High Rank Open Heaven masters a headache. It was Yang Kai who had taken it into his Small Universe World to solve this problem.
With the help of the Ink Force sealed in the Small Universe, Yang Kai was able to successfully deceive Yuan Du in Lang Ya Paradise, but unfortunately, the Ink Force was later purged by Big Brother Huang and Big Sister Lan in Chaotic Dead Territory.
After searching for hundreds of years, the entire Shattered Heaven had been turned upside down, but no news of the Black Ink Clan and Black Ink Disciple had been found.
Yang Kai actually saw six or seven Black Ink Disciples in this Black Territory, how could he not be shocked?
Surrounded by Ink's aura, the eyes of the six or seven Open Heaven Stage masters became pitch black, and without their pupils, they looked extremely strange.
Immediately, they rushed forward without hesitation.
After advancing only a few dozen meters, the natural Spirit Arrays hidden in the void suddenly erupted. In an instant, Yang Kai, who had been hiding in the void, felt a great sense of danger and his skin tightened.
The six or seven people didn’t even have the strength to resist before they were ground to dust by the spirit arrays. Small Universe collapsed and the World Strength dissipated, all of them instantly dying!
Yang Kai was confused.
When these Black Ink Disciples suddenly appeared here, Yang Kai thought they had some kind of scheme, but from the way they had stopped in front of the natural restriction, it was obvious they knew there was great danger ahead.
But even so, they still charged in without fear of death.
Yang Kai couldn’t understand why all of this was happening. These Black Ink Disciples' actions seemed to be seeking death, but what was their purpose?
A faint sense of unease filled Yang Kai’s heart.
The appearance of Black Ink Disciples in the Black Territory was a major event for the entire universe, so he had to quickly inform the various Cave Heaven Paradise.
However, he wasn’t in a hurry to return. What he saw just now gave him a faint feeling that he had seen something big, and the death-seeking actions of those Black Ink Disciples were not the end.
He hid in the void and waited.
A few days later, a few more people arrived from the periphery. This time, there weren’t many people, only three with different cultivations, two Third Order and one Second Order.
However, what happened next was exactly the same as a few days ago. These three Black Ink Disciples rushed into the range of the natural restriction and died without leaving any trace behind.
Yang Kai had never seen these Black Ink Disciples before, so he could infer from this that they were not Luan Bai Feng’s subordinates. They should have been attracted by the Black Territory’s resources and had come to mine.
Yang Kai didn’t continue observing. The two batches of Black Ink Disciples’ suicide move had made him think of many things, and all he needed to do was verify them.
It was time to go find Luan Bai Feng and perhaps obtain the answer he needed from her.
Yang Kai turned around and walked back the way he came.
Along the way, he didn’t encounter Black Ink Disciple again, the cultivators on the ore planet were still busy.
Before he could approach the Heaven's 16th Ore Star, a figure flew towards him. It was Xin Peng.
“Sect Master, why have you come here? This subordinate has been searching for you for a long time,” Xin Peng said anxiously. Yang Kai had told him that he would wait until he returned from the Star City before coming to the Black Territory, but by the time he returned from the Star City, Yang Kai had already disappeared.
Left with no choice, he could only return to the Black Territory and report to Luan Bai Feng about meeting Yang Kai.
Luan Bai Feng only pondered for a moment before immediately ordering people to investigate the names of the people who had come to the Black Territory to mine for the past few days. Following some clues, she determined the location of Heaven's 16th Ore Star.
However, by the time she arrived at the 16th Ore Star, she saw Luo Tinghe and the others, but Yang Kai was nowhere to be seen.
Helpless, she could only ask her people to search around. Xin Peng’s luck was quite good and he happened to encounter Yang Kai who had returned.
“The Black Territory has changed a lot, so I came to take a look,” Yang Kai casually explained, “Where’s Luan Bai Feng?”
Xin Peng quickly said, “Elder is waiting for you at Heaven's 16th Ore Star. She doesn’t know where you are, and she can’t find you, so she can only wait for you to return.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Take me to her.”
Xin Peng quickly led the way.
A short while later, the two of them arrived at the Heaven's 16th Ore Star, where a flying ship was docked. The flying ship was gorgeous and of a high grade.
The old man surnamed You, Yuan Tong Guang, and the others all stood quietly below.
On the deck of the ship, there was a table filled with delicious spirit fruits and wine. Luan Bai Feng, Luo Tinghe, and the others sat around the table, chatting happily.
“Yang Kai is back,” Luo Tinghe sensed something and looked up towards the sky.
The next moment, two streaks of light landed on the deck.
Luan Bai Feng stood up and bowed, “Subordinate greets Sect Master!”
Hearing this, Yuan Tong Guang’s jaw dropped. After personally witnessing Luo Tinghe take care of Old Man You, how could he not know that he had met a master? After Luan Bai Feng personally brought them here, he was even more certain that Yang Kai’s identity was extraordinary.
Although he had some guesses, he wasn’t certain.
It was only at this moment that he realized that the young man he had met on the half-way road was the famous Void Land's Lord!
For a moment, his mood was extremely complicated.
Yang Kai looked at Luan Bai Feng indifferently without saying a word.
This silent pressure caused Xin Peng, who was standing behind him, to shiver and swallow his saliva.
At the side, Luo Tinghe was playing with her wine glass while sipping her wine with a faint smile on her face, but the pressure of an Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage master was slowly spreading.
Xin Peng felt even more terrified and fell to his knees.
“Luan Bai Feng, how dare you!” Yang Kai finally snorted.
Luan Bai Feng didn’t even raise her head, her attitude humble as she said, “Sect Master, please forgive me, this subordinate didn’t know what she had done wrong, please explain!”
“Do you need me to explain what you’ve done?” Yang Kai’s gaze was like a knife, cutting Luan Bai Feng’s face.
Luan Bai Feng knelt down on one knee, “If this subordinate has done anything wrong, please punish me, Sect Master. This subordinate will not complain, but please explain where this subordinate has done wrong!”
Yang Kai snorted, “Who allowed you to bring people here to mine resources in the Black Territory?”
“This subordinate is acting on her own!” Luan Bai Feng replied solemnly.
Luan Bai Feng said, “A few months ago, there was a change in the Black Territory. Since Sect Master went deep into the Black Territory, you must have noticed that the area covered by this strange force had greatly decreased. The originally dangerous area had become safe, and ore stars that could not be mined were now free to enter and exit at will. This is a good thing for the Black Territory and for the Void Land and High Heaven Palace. The ores stars are rich in resources, but this subordinate’s manpower was insufficient and the efficiency of mining was low, so I wanted to spread the news and lure outsiders to assist in the mining. However, since I wanted the horses to run, I naturally had to feed them grass, so this subordinate set some rules. Anyone who follows these rules can benefit from the Black Territory!”
Yang Kai coldly replied, “My High Heaven Palace and the Void Land currently have more than ten thousand Open Heaven Stage masters. If you want to open the ore planet, you only need to send word back and the Chief Manager and Second Manager will arrange everything. Why would we need to use an outsider’s hand to waste resources?”
Luan Bai Feng suddenly understood, “It turns out that Sect Master is blaming me for this. If that’s the case, please listen to this subordinate!”
“High Heaven Palace and Void Land has indeed given birth to many Open Heaven Stage cultivators, but the development of the new Great Domain requires manpower, and the two Star Cities also need manpower to maintain order. The newly promoted Open Heaven Stage cultivator also needs time to stabilize their cultivation, so it’s not appropriate for them to carry out other tasks, so Void Land and High Heaven Palace may not be able to mobilize many people. Moreover, the changes in the Black Territory are a bit strange, so before this subordinate finds out the reason, I really don’t dare let the Sect's disciples take any risks. What if… when they were to be transferred over, the Black Territory undergo another unforeseen event, and the strange force would once again envelop them. At that time, the number of people who were transferred over would definitely suffer, so this subordinate cannot bear the responsibility!”
Below the ship, Yuan Tong Guang and the others broke out in cold sweat as they listened. Only now did they realize that mining in this Black Territory seemed to be taking some unknown risks.
On the flying ship, Yang Kai narrowed his eyes and stared at Luan Bai Feng, “So, you’re still kind?”
Luan Bai Feng said in a low voice, “Ever since this subordinate became Sect Master’s follower, this subordinate has been wholeheartedly thinking about Sect Master and the Sect, not daring to have any second thoughts!”
Yang Kai remained silent while Luan Bai Feng knelt on the ground, the atmosphere becoming somewhat tense.
Tao Lingwan looked around uneasily. This was the first time she had seen Yang Kai’s cold face, and she was secretly worried that he would start fighting.
Qu Huachang noticed her uneasiness and patted the back of her hand to comfort her.
After a long time, Yang Kai raised his hand and wrapped Luan Bai Feng in a powerful force, “Get up.”
Borrowing this force, Luan Bai Feng stood up, “Yes!”
Yang Kai frowned and said, “Next time, if anything happens, send a message back and ask for the opinion of the Chief Manager and Second Manager. If you report this matter to them, the two Managers will definitely support your decision. However, before that, you must first explain the hidden dangers in the Black Territory to the person who came. It’s not right to be so secretive and only use benefits to entice others.”
Luan Bai Feng lowered her head and replied, “It was this subordinate’s negligence. When this subordinate returns, I will arrange this matter. At that time, whether they leave or stay will be up to them.”
Yang Kai nodded, “That’s for the best. Since ancient times, humans die for wealth while birds die for food. Explain the hidden dangers in the Black Territory clearly. If they still want to stay, that’s their own business.”
Luan Bai Feng nodded again.
Luo Tinghe smiled and said, “I told you, Yang Kai only knows how to scare you and won’t really punish you, but you didn’t believe me.”
Luan Bai Feng smiled, “It’s all thanks to Senior.”
“Sit down and talk, I want to know when the changes in the Black Territory began.”
Luan Bai Feng sat back down and said, “As for when exactly the changes in the Black Territory began, this subordinate really can’t say. In any case, it’s not something that can be accomplished in a day or two. Now that I think about it, after Sect Master left the Black Territory last time, the changes gradually began, but we just never realized it.”
TO BE CONTINUED...