“Do we have a Ninth Order?” Yang Kai asked.
“How can we have a Ninth Order?” Six Wood curled his lips.
Yang Kai was stunned. This was a bit different from what he had imagined. Over a hundred Cave Heaven Paradise, after countless years of accumulation, he had originally thought that each one would have at least a Ninth Order Open Heaven Stage master.
But that didn’t seem to be the case.
The Ink Clan in the Black Territory was extremely dangerous. If there really was a Ninth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator in the Cave Heaven Paradise, they would definitely not sit back and do nothing. No matter which family they came from, they would definitely come here to deal with it. This was the only way to ensure that the extermination of the Ink Clan went smoothly.
But even now, there was no sign of the Ninth-Order Open Heaven, and Six Wood had even given such an explanation.
In other words, there really wasn’t a Ninth-Order Order Open Heaven Stage in the Cave Heaven Paradise.
But how was this possible? After countless years of accumulation, could it be that there was no way to give birth to a Ninth-Order in the various Cave Heaven Paradise? Although there were very few people who could directly advance to the Seventh Order, there were still some who could. Could it be that none of them had successfully broken through to the Ninth Order?
Yang Kai didn’t quite understand, but this wasn’t the time to investigate.
Staring at the location of the Ink Clan, Yang Kai asked, “Can you beat it?”
“Even if we can’t win, we must fight!” Six Wood said in a low voice, “The Black Territory has been completely sealed off. No one can leave it until this battle ends!”
The Cave Heaven Paradise had obviously decided to go all out. If they failed, they would die trying. The Black Territory had been completely sealed, and even if they lost this battle, the Ink Clan would forever be trapped in the Black Territory, unable to leave.
Yang Kai’s heart sank slightly. The Cave Heaven Paradise had already prepared for the worst, which indirectly proved the strength of the Ink Clan.
“One, two, three…” On the other side, the Ink Clan lightly counted, her voice pleasant to the ear as she suddenly smiled, “Forget it, there are too many people here, if I kill all of them, there won’t be any left.”
There were indeed a lot of people here, and all of them were Seventh-Order and Eighth-Order Open Heaven Stage masters. Those below the Seventh-Order were not qualified to enter this battlefield.
The number of Seventh Order and Eighth Order in the Cave Heaven Paradise numbered more than a thousand. It had to be known that each of these Seven and Eighth Order was a High-Rank Open Heaven cultivator who had experienced countless years of cultivation. Any one of them was enough to earn the respect of most people in the world.
More than a thousand people split up into a hundred different directions and under the leadership of their Eighth-Order masters, they surrounded the Ink Clan, each of their expressions extremely solemn as they stared at the giant spider-like Ink Clan.
Although these people had long known about the existence of the Ink Clan, this was the first time they had actually seen one, so the image they had seen was somewhat surprising.
Many people thought that such an evil existence should be more powerful, but now it seemed that it was actually such an ugly abomination.
“Go heal your wounds first! You may be able to help later!” Six Wood gently walk above Yang Kai’s head, his figure flickering as he arrived at the area where the Gold Antelope Paradise's masters were guarding, standing at the very front.
Yang Kai withdrew his dragon body and quickly retreated.
The Proprietress came from behind to receive Yang Kai, and as they faced each other, Lan Youruo’s eyes were fixed on Yang Kai’s waist. There was a huge wound there, and the black energy from the wound was squirming, blocking the healing of the wound while the blood continued to flow.
Lan Youruo reached out to support him and led him back, asking with concern, “How was it?”
“Not bad,” Yang Kai replied before asking worriedly, “Where are our people?”
“All of them have withdrawn from the Black Territory. Right now, only the High-Rank Open Heaven is left in the Black Territory, and everyone else has left.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly. Those below the High-Rank Open Heaven were not qualified to participate in this great battle, and if they were allowed to remain, it would only give the Ink Clan an opportunity to take advantage of them. Once they were contaminated by the Ink Force, they would become Ink Disciples, and at that time, they would be able to divert the attention of the Cave Heaven Paradise's masters.
Retreating early was the best option.
The two of them retreated to a relatively safe location. This was the abandoned Spirit Province left behind by the broken ore star. Yang Kai quickly found a place and sat down cross-legged.
His left hand lit up with a yellow light while his right hand lit up with a blue light. Yin and Yang converged and a purifying light enveloped his wound.
His Small Universe was sealed by the World Spring, so no matter how strong the Ink Clan was, they would not be able to harm him in the slightest. However, the place where he was injured by the Ink Clan was covered in a thick layer of Ink Force, so he needed to first expel this Ink Force before his wound could heal.
Yang Kai had been locked in a cage with the Ink Clan for more than a hundred years and had been injured countless times, so he was already familiar with how to treat his wounds.
Under the purifying light, black smoke emerged from the wounds on his flesh and blood, transforming them into nothingness. After a while, the Ink Force was completely expelled, allowing Yang Kai to use his Wood Element to repair his injuries.
Before he escaped, the Ink Clan’s fierce attack was quite brutal. Even though Yang Kai had transformed into his dragon form, he was still almost cut in half. It was only by luck that he had been able to survive.
If he wanted to recover now, it would not be an easy task. Moreover, he had been locked up in the cage with the Ink Clan for over a hundred years, constantly maintaining his vigilance. His body and mind were both exhausted, so he really needed to recover.
A violent energy fluctuation suddenly came from far away, accompanied by a dazzling light.
“It’s starting!” Yang Kai muttered as he looked towards the battlefield.
The distance wasn’t close, so he couldn’t see much.
He only knew that at a certain moment, more than a thousand High-Rank Open Heaven attacked together, each of them transforming into a multi-colored light that flooded towards the Ink Clan. When he raised his head, the Ink Clan’s location was already submerged in this dazzling light.
Even from a great distance, Yang Kai could feel the power contained in each of these Secret Techniques.
In this world, perhaps only the Ink Clan Royal was worthy of being treated so seriously by the masters of the Cave Heaven Paradise. After all, this was an existence comparable to a Ninth-Order Open Heaven master.
No one could survive such an attack, not even the Ink Clan Royal!
Yang Kai almost thought that victory and defeat would appear at this moment, but to his surprise, the experts from the Cave Heaven Paradise attacked again, without any intention of stopping.
Yang Kai was able to witness the exquisite Divine Abilities of every Cave Heaven Paradise, each of which was extremely profound and dazzling.
However, Yang Kai’s confidence fell little by little. In the place where the light flooded, there was a giant black disc. No matter how dazzling the Divine Ability’s light was, it was unable to disperse this thick black ink.
The Ink Clan’s voice rang out, filled with pain and ridicule, resounding throughout universe, “You animals, the more you live, the worse you become. Compared to your ancestors, you are far worse!”
As these words fell, a sudden change occurred.
It was unknown what had happened, but in the tight encirclement that surrounded the Ink Clan, there was a great disturbance in all directions, causing countless openings to appear in the complete formation.
In the next moment, Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed.
He saw the head of a High-Rank Open Heaven cultivator suddenly fly high into the air, a stream of hot blood spurting out from his neck like a fountain, spraying his companion’s face with fresh blood. The companion turned his head, seemingly unable to react to what had just happened.
Although Yang Kai couldn’t see the expression on the man’s face because he was too far away, he could guess his shock and confusion.
There were also some who suddenly broke apart into pieces.
Some people even exploded into a bloody mist and died without a complete corpse.
In an instant, more than ten people died.
These were all High-Rank Open Heaven, and each of them had spent at least thousands of years to reach their current level of cultivation, but today, they were like straws being harvested.
Yang Kai felt a lingering fear!
Without the influence and constraints of the Super Array, the strength of the Ink Clan had far exceeded his imagination. During this hundred-year standoff, if the Ink Clan had such ability, he would have died long ago.
After High-Rank Open Heaven died, Small Universe was left behind and transformed into Universe Paradise.
Logically speaking, these Universe Paradise's gate was hidden in the void, so unless someone knew where they were or for some reason the gate is open, it was difficult to find them.
However, at this moment, these Small Universe gate suddenly burst open under a mysterious force. The World Force contained in these Small Universe Gates transformed into a massive energy that could be seen with the naked eye and rushed towards the Ink Clan before being swallowed by her.
Yang Kai’s heart sank.
He thought back to the suicide attack of the Ink Disciples. These Ink Disciples’ cultivations weren’t high, only at the Third or Fourth Order, but under the summoning of the Ink Force, they had rushed in front of the cage and died without hesitation.
All they had done was to provide the Ink Race with the energy it needed to restore her strength. After their death, the World Force released by their Small Universe's Collapse was what the Ink Clan needed to restore their strength!
In Luan Bai Feng’s original plan, she would spend hundreds of years to gather all the Open Heaven Stage cultivators from all over the world and destroy the Super Array on the Ore Star while allowing the Ink Disciples to perish to provide the Ink Clan with the strength to recover.
Unfortunately, this plan had been foiled by Yang Kai, and before it could be implemented for long, it failed.
And now, the dozen or so High-Rank Open Heaven masters who had died in an instant had undoubtedly helped the Ink Clan greatly.
After a brief moment of chaos, the formation of many High-Rank Open Heaven became chaotic. Almost everyone was fighting on their own, Yang Kai couldn’t see what was happening over there. However, the feeling these High-Rank Open Heaven gave him was that they were fighting an invisible enemy, fighting a fierce battle.
A short while later, several more High-Rank masters fell.
A large number of Spirit Provinces appeared out of thin air, and above them, there was the Ink Force. The thick ink-like power was constantly squirming, making it look extremely eye-catching, quickly transforming the Spirit Province into a black color.
High-Rank Open Heaven had cut off a portion of their Small Universe’s territory!
If it weren’t for the fact that they had no other choice, the High-Rank Open Heaven masters would never have acted in such a manner. Once the Small Universe's territory was cut off, it would mean that their foundation would be permanently damaged. As such, the decline in their strength was secondary, and it would be impossible for them to improve their Martial Dao any further.
This meant that there was no other solution.
TO BE CONTINUED...