“There are still a few, but there aren’t many of them. These things are very precious and even Master can’t bestow them too many. Condensing Black Ink Insect requires him to expend a lot of his strength,” Luan Bai Feng replied.
This explanation was the same as what Yuan Du had said at the time. Black Ink Insects were extremely precious to the Black Ink Clan, but Yang Kai had only just learned that the Black Ink Insects were condensed from the Black Ink Clan's own strength. Now that the Black Ink Clan had been trapped in the Black Territory for so long, their strength had greatly weakened, so he needed to preserve his own strength and not condense too many Black Ink Insects.
Luan Bai Feng vaguely understood his intentions, “What do you want to do?”
“I brought a few people with me…” Yang Kai replied, “Perhaps I can turn them into companions.”
Luan Bai Feng said, “It’s best if you don’t act rashly. If there are only two Sixth Order masters, we can still try, but one of the people you brought here is an Eighth Order. The chances of the Black Ink Insect turning an Eighth Order is too low, it will only be possible if Master personally takes action. Once we alert the enemy, Master will be in danger. This is a crime neither you nor I can bear.”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before nodding, “I was too hasty.”
Luan Bai Feng smiled lightly and said, “It’s fine, you’re just thinking about Master’s future.” She had said everything she needed to say, and Yang Kai had already been converted into her companion, so Luan Bai Feng decided to end the conversation here, “We should leave now. If we stay here for too long, the people you brought with you will become suspicious.”
Yang Kai nodded.
After a short while, the two of them walked out side by side, acting normally and without any flaws.
The flying ship had long since left the Ore Star and was heading towards the periphery.
Yang Kai stood on the deck and looked towards the center of the Black Territory, with only one question in his mind.
Was the Black Ink Clan trapped in the Black Prison the master of the vast will he had felt before? If it wasn’t, it meant that there was more than one Black Ink Clan hidden in this vast expanse of universe.
However, Yang Kai felt that this should be the same Black Ink Clan.
Thinking back to how he had sacrificed his blood to the Black Ink Clan in the Universe Paradise after Yuan Du’s death, when that majestic will had descended, Yang Kai had indeed felt how powerful it was, as well as how it was trapped somewhere.
Yang Kai remembered that he had reported this matter to Lang Ya’s higher-ups.
Now, it seemed that the place where the master of this majestic will was trapped was the Black Prison! However, this was only a guess. Whether or not these two belonged to the same Black Ink Clan, Yang Kai still needed to feel the other party’s will to be completely certain.
Half a day later, everyone returned to Luan Bai Feng’s palace on the outskirts of the Black Territory. Without any delay, Yang Kai handed a jade slip to Qu Huachang and Luo Tinghe and said, “The two of you go to High Heaven Palace and the Void Land and give this to High Heaven Palace’s Chief Manager Hua Qing Si, and the Second Manager of the Void Land, Bian Yuqing. Tell them that the Black Territory needs a large number of people to assist in extracting resources and have them send people over.”
Qu Huachang was stunned, “Go now?”
Yang Kai hadn’t discussed this matter with her at all, but he suddenly gave her a jade slip and told her to summon more people, causing her to feel somewhat puzzled. However, after experiencing nine reincarnations together, she vaguely felt that something was wrong with Yang Kai, so she didn’t ask any questions.
“Go now,” Yang Kai nodded and glanced at Tao Lingwan, “Wan’er will accompany you on the road.”
Qu Huachang nodded, “Good!”
Tao Lingwan had always been well-behaved and obedient, so she didn’t have any objections to this arrangement, only some reluctance.
Luo Tinghe, on the other hand, wasn’t too happy about this. “I haven’t had enough fun yet, why do you need me to send a message? I’m not one of your subordinates.”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “Didn’t you want to take a look at the World Tree in the Star Boundary? High Heaven Palace is located in the Star Boundary, so if you go to the Star Boundary, you can help me while on the way.”
Luo Tinghe smacked her lips and didn’t refute, “Forget it, let’s do as you say.”
Qu Huachang looked at Yang Kai and said, “Then we’ll set out now. Take care of yourself.”
“Don’t worry,” Yang Kai nodded.
Qu Huachang summoned her flying ship and after the three women boarded it, they transformed into a streak of light and flew towards the Domain Gate.
Yang Kai and Luan Bai Feng stood where they were and watched. After the flying ship disappeared from sight, Luan Bai Feng said, “Let’s go, I’ll take you to see the recent harvest. During your absence, the resources in the Black Territory have been mined quite a bit.”
The flying ship quickly rushed out of the Domain Gate and arrived at the neighboring Great Domain. Luo Tinghe’s face sank as she looked at Qu Huachang and said, “Something’s wrong with Yang Kai.”
Qu Huachang was surprised, “Martial Aunt also felt it?”
Luo Tinghe nodded and said, “Don’t forget, in your nine reincarnations, I’ve been by your side since your sixth reincarnation. After all, we’ve been together for several decades, so I’m more or less clear about his habits. For him to be so anxious to chase us away, something must have happened.”
Tao Lingwan was slightly startled, “Hus… Husband is in trouble? What happened?”
“I don’t know,” Luo Tinghe shook her head and took out the jade slip Yang Kai had given her, “But we’ll know once we take a look.”
Qu Huachang also nodded.
The two of them simultaneously immersed their Divine Senses into the jade slip, and in the next instant, their complexions changed!
There was only one sentence in the two jade slips.
The Black Ink Clan was hiding in the Black Prison!
As a Yin Yang Heaven Core Disciple, Qu Huachang naturally had some understanding of the Black Ink Clan. She knew that the existence of the Black Ink Clan existed in this world, and she also knew of its dangers, but she had never seen it with her own eyes.
As an Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage master, Luo Tinghe was already a Seventh Order Open Heaven before she was trapped in the Samsara Pavilion, so her understanding of the Black Ink Clan was already there.
What’s more, after hearing from Yu Xiangdie, she had heard a lot about Yang Kai, especially when Yang Kai had wreaked havoc in Lang Ya Paradise and snuck into the Black Ink Disciple’s rank to find the Black Ink Disciples on Lang Ya.
The various Cave Heaven Paradise had spent nearly two hundred years searching for traces of the Black Ink Clan throughout the 3000 Worlds, especially the Shattered Heavens, but they had not been able to find any trace of them.
No one had expected the Black Ink Clan to be hiding in the Black Prison.
The two women instantly realized the seriousness of the problem. In this world, anything related to the Black Ink Clan was not a trivial matter.
As for Luan Bai Feng and Xin Peng, whose names had disappeared from the Loyalty List, the only reason they were still alive was probably because of this matter.
“Martial Aunt!” Qu Huachang looked up at Luo Tinghe and asked for her opinion.
Luo Tinghe only pondered for a moment before decisively saying, “Go to the Star Boundary. There are many Training Halls in the various Cave Heaven Paradise there. If you inform them of this matter, they will handle it. Remember not to leak any information.”
Qu Huachang nodded, “Disciple understands, what about you, Martial Aunt?”
Luo Tinghe said, “I’ll personally go to a nearby Cave Heaven Paradise and ask those old monsters to come out.”
Qu Huachang went to the Star Boundary to send a message and then to the foreign envoys of the various Cave Heaven Paradise to contact their Sects. It was unknown how long it would take.
Yang Kai was alone in the Black Prison and could be in danger at any time, so Luo Tinghe naturally needed to find a few old monsters to guard the Black Territory.
This arrangement was the best, so Qu Huachang immediately said, “Good.”
Luo Tinghe warned, “You two be careful, I’ll be leaving first.”
Saying so, she flashed out of the flying ship and flew directly towards the nearest Paradise.
Qu Huachang also realized the urgency of the situation and didn’t dare delay any further. She and Tao Lingwan pushed the flying ship with all their might, hoping to arrive at the Star Boundary as soon as possible and inform the foreign envoys about the Black Territory.
The harvests they had gained over the past several hundred years were simply unimaginable.
Before Yang Kai left, he had teleported back over a hundred ore stars from the depths of the Black Territory. As these ore stars were mined and destroyed, the power of the great array that enveloped the entire Black Territory weakened, causing the range of the strange force to shrink.
As a result, more ore stars were exposed to the outside world, and the destruction of these ore stars caused the power of the Great Array to weaken.
This was a vicious cycle.
Over the past few months, countless cultivators had been drawn here to mine for resources, and many ore stars had been destroyed.
The result was that the power of the Great Array was becoming weaker while the resources mined in the Black Territory were increasing.
Inside the palace’s treasury, the colorful resources dazzled Yang Kai’s eyes. The resources below the Third Grade were not qualified to be stored in the treasury, so there were no materials below the Third Grade here.
The highest grade was an Eighth Grade resource! Although there weren’t many of them, it showed just how terrifying the Black Territory was.
In the Black Territory, ore stars were difficult to calculate. Now, only a small portion of them had been mined, yet they had already obtained such a harvest. If all of the ore stars in the Black Territory were to be completely mined, the resources obtained would be difficult to calculate.
Yang Kai’s Yin-Yang resources were inexhaustible, and with the resources from the Black Territory, he would no longer need to worry about the future cultivation of the High Heaven Palace disciples. No matter how many disciples he had, it would not be a problem to use them for tens of thousands of years.
Luan Bai Feng brought Yang Kai to show him the harvest of the Black Territory, her expression filled with excitement.
Although she is a Black Ink Disciple, at the end of the day, it was only her inner beliefs that had changed, her personality and way of doing things had not changed much.
Without exposing Black Ink Disciple's identity, she was no different from before.
Moreover, Black Ink Disciples's cultivation also required resources, so Luan Bai Feng was naturally happy to see these treasures.
“You’ve just been turn by Master’s power, so you may not be too clear about it. Master’s power is extremely profound. With this power, Black Ink Disciples will no longer be affected by the shackles of the Open Heaven Stage.” Luan Bai Feng opened her arms as if she wanted to embrace the world.
Yang Kai feigned ignorance, “What do you mean?”
Luan Bai Feng turned to look at him, “It means that as long as you work hard enough, you can also climb to the Ninth Order Open Heaven Stage!”
Yang Kai was shocked, “Really?”
Luan Bai Feng giggled, “Why would I lie to you? If I remember correctly, when you broke through to Open Heaven Stage, you were a Fifth Order, right? If there were no accidents, a Seventh Order Open Heaven would be your limit in this life, and it would be impossible for you to break through to the Eighth Order, but now that this limitation is gone, not to mention the Eighth Order, even a Ninth Order is possible.”
Yang Kai’s face was filled with admiration, “Master’s strength is truly fascinating.”
TO BE CONTINUED...