Secret Techniques and Divine Abilities were released at the same time. This was the first time in countless years that the masters of the Cave Heaven Paradise had truly joined forces, and besides Yang Kai, the participants were all High Rank Open Heaven.
After a hundred years of delay, everyone had managed to cultivate enough Profound Yin Bamboo in their respective bodies to provide a great defense against the erosion of the Ink Force.
From time to time, some people would be corroded by the Ink Force, so they immediately gave up a part of their Small Universe and would rather have their strength permanently drop than bother Yang Kai at this time. The Purifying Light in his hands was the best weapon against the Ink Clan.
The situation was becoming increasingly unfavorable for the Ink Clan! Everyone could see that she was struggling to survive.
Yang Kai, however, was puzzled.
Because from beginning to end, the Ink Clan had no intention of escaping. It was true that she was a member of the Ink Clan Royal, and at her peak, she possessed strength comparable to a Ninth-Order Open Heaven Stage master, but now that she had been imprisoned for countless years, her strength had fallen somewhat. Although she had killed many masters from the Cave Heaven Paradise, she was now a cornered beast.
Why didn’t she run?
Not only did she not try to escape, she did not even try to move.
The Super Array had already been broken and there was nothing that could restrain her freedom anymore. With her strength, if she wanted to escape, no matter how many Cave Heaven Paradise masters there were, they might not be able to stop her. Although the Black Territory had been sealed, she did not know anything about it. Moreover, with her strength, it would not be difficult for her to break the seal.
For some reason, not only did she not run away, she did not even try to move. This was definitely not arrogance.
Just as he was feeling puzzled, the Ink Clan suddenly took a deep breath.
A long howl rang out from the front, echoing throughout the Universe. An Eighth-Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator who had clearly seen the actions of the Ink Clan send a warning.
In the next moment, a cruel expression appeared on the Ink Clan’s face as she opens her mouth and let out a fierce roar, covering the sound of their warning. At the same time, a visible sound wave spread out from the Ink Clan.
Everyone was like a ship sailing on a stormy sea, their bodies instantly becoming unstable as they were forced back by the sound waves. Not only that, but everyone’s bodies also began to tremble, and their Small Universe’s strength became unstable.
This roar seemed to be a type of Secret Technique targeted at the Small Universe, and even with the protection of the Profound Yin Bamboo, many masters were still affected.
Only Yang Kai's small universe remained motionless, but his Sixth-Order Open Heaven cultivation was too low. Under the impact of the sound waves, his entire body drifted away like a leaf in the autumn wind.
Fortunately, at this critical moment, an Eighth-Order guard beside him reached out and pulled him back.
“Many thanks, Senior!” Yang Kai quickly thanked him.
However, in the next moment, he realized that something was wrong. This Eighth-Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator had only grabbed him out of goodwill, but after grabbing him, a terrifying force suddenly came from the giant hand and tightly bound him.
Yang Kai looked up and saw a look of struggle on this Eighth-Order’s face, but it was quickly replaced by a thick ink-like color.
“Ink Transformation!” Yang Kai was shocked, unable to understand how this Eighth-Order had been transformed into Ink Disciple.
Although Yang Kai couldn’t name this Eighth-Order Supreme Elder, he still recognized him and knew that he came from Luo Sheng Cave Heaven and had an unfathomable cultivation.
Just now, this person and the dozen or so other Eighth-Order masters had immediately joined forces with Six Wood to protect him as they rushed towards the Ink Clan.
When he had been caught by the black net released by the Ink Clan, this man had been inside it. Even though he was in a dangerous place, he had always been there to protect Yang Kai.
Yang Kai didn’t sense any aura of Ink Force from this man, nor did he show any signs of injury, so he didn’t expect that this Eighth-Order master beside him would be transformed into an Ink Disciple.
A dark light flashed across his eyes as the Eighth-Order Supreme Elder seemed to transform into a completely different person, exuding an extremely dangerous aura.
Without the slightest hesitation, Yang Kai raised his hand and summoned his Azure Dragon Spear, circulating all of his strength as he thrust it towards him. [Hoogsway: why don't you use the light bro.]
The difference in strength between them was too great. With just a casual wave of his hand, the Azure Dragon Spear was swept to the side, and Yang Kai’s hand holding the spear was almost broken. This blow didn’t pose any threat to him at all, and the giant hand gently swept towards Yang Kai’s head, containing a terrifying power.
In this life or death crisis, Yang Kai’s hand suddenly expanded and transformed into a dragon claw.
Cracking sounds rang out as Yang Kai’s wrist bones shattered from the violent struggle, but he managed to escape from the other party’s grasp.
With his short body, the large hand gently landed on Yang Kai’s shoulder.
Yang Kai felt as if he had been struck by lightning, his shoulders caving in as his face paled.
Seeing that his attack had failed, the Eighth Order Supreme Elder from Luo Sheng Cave Heaven didn’t show any change in his expression as he pointed towards Yang Kai’s head again, his movements as fast as lightning.
Can't dodge! With his Sixth-Order Open Heaven cultivation, being able to avoid the other party’s attack while being suppressed was already his limit, so he couldn’t avoid this second attack no matter what.
However, with this momentary struggle, the other guards finally reacted. One of them pulled Yang Kai behind him and raised his hand to meet them, while the others also used their Divine Abilities.
Luo Sheng Heaven’s Eighth Order Master hurriedly exchanged a few blows before his body trembled and blood flowed from the corner of his mouth.
Hearing the sounds of fighting, Yang Kai turned his head and looked around with a solemn expression.
It wasn’t just Luo Sheng Heaven’s Eighth-Order Supreme Elder who had been turned into ink, there were also four others who were currently fighting with the others.
No one knew how they had been turned into ink, and from the beginning of the siege of the Ink Clan until now, there had never been a case of an Eighth-Order Supreme Elder being turned into ink, all of them only being Seventh-Order.
Eighth-Order Open Heaven Stage was extremely powerful and had a certain resistance to the Ink Force. Coupled with the Profound Yin Bamboo, there was basically no risk of them being turned into Ink.
It was precisely because they were so confident that so many Eighth-Order Supreme Elder would be able to compete with the Ink Clan, but now it seemed that they had been too careless.
It wasn’t that the Ink Clan didn’t have the ability to transform an Eighth Order, but they had been hiding it all this time and had only used it at the last moment. Moreover, five Eighth-Order Inked had suddenly appeared.
“Ink Clan Royal Secret Technique!” The Eighth-Order Supreme Elder who had protected Yang Kai behind him didn’t participate in the battle and instead coldly shouted, his expression filled with a profound sadness.
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat. These Eighth-Order Supreme Elders obviously had a certain understanding of the Ink Clan. When he had spoken to Six Wood Divine Monarch about the Ink Clan Royal Lord, he had said that they were comparable to Ninth-Order Open Heaven Stage masters.
Now that he had heard this Supreme Elder mention some Ink Clan Royal Secret Technique, it was obvious that this Secret Technique wasn’t something that could be easily used, otherwise, the Ink Clan wouldn’t have waited until now to act.
“Everything is within expectations, don’t panic,” The Eighth-Order didn’t even turn his head, but Yang Kai knew he was talking to him.
Yang Kai nodded silently but did not let down his guard.
He didn’t know if this Eighth Order who seemed to be protecting him had been corroded by the Ink Force, but he secretly circulated the power of the Small Universe in his body to guard against any unexpected situations.
This sudden change caused the entire battlefield to become difficult to distinguish between friend and foe. Everyone, whether it was those who were fighting with Ink Disciple or those who were watching coldly, all became vigilant.
Seemingly sensing Yang Kai’s vigilance towards him, the Eighth-Order Supreme Elder explained, “Although we old fogies have never fought with the Ink Clan before, we do not lack information about them. In another place, the masters of the Cave Heaven Paradise have resisted the Ink Clan’s invasion for many years. It is with their protection that the 3000 Worlds have been able to survive until now.”
Yang Kai’s heart trembled, but he didn’t ask any questions. He felt that he had gradually come into contact with the core secrets of this world.
“Aren’t you curious why, after so many years of accumulation in the Cave Heaven Paradise, there isn’t a Ninth-Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator guarding it, and why it isn’t as powerful as you think?”
Yang Kai couldn’t refuse Senior’s question, not to mention he did have some doubts.
Not to mention the existence of a Ninth-Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, even the Cave Heaven Paradise’s foundation was not as powerful as he had imagined.
Logically speaking, every Cave Heaven Paradise was a top force, and no one in this vast region dared to oppose them. Year after year, they had cultivated countless elite disciples, and the lifespans of Open Heaven Stage cultivators were extremely long. After countless years of accumulation, each Cave Heaven Paradise had at least ten thousand or even tens of thousands of people.
However, Yang Kai had been to Lang Ya Paradise and Yin Yang Heaven. Although he didn’t know everything about these two forces, he knew that it was impossible for them to not possess so many High Rank.
Now, he seemed to know the answer!
He pondered for a moment before asking, “The Ninth-Order Open Heaven Stage masters of the Cave Heaven Paradise are all on that battlefield? Most of the accumulated resources over the years have been invested there?”
The Eighth-Order Supreme Elder smiled slightly, “You’re a smart person, I don’t need to explain too much to you to understand. That’s right, the Ninth-Order Open Heaven of the Cave Heaven Paradise are all on that battlefield, and every few years, disciples from each family will be sent there.”
Yang Kai was filled with respect, “This is the reason why the Cave Heaven Paradise have always been connected!”
A long time ago, he had found the intimate relationship between the Cave Heaven Paradise strange. As the saying goes, a mountain cannot accommodate two tigers. Even tigers knew how to fight with each other, let alone a behemoth like the Cave Heaven Paradise. But for so many years, they had always lived in harmony and never had any intense conflicts. At most, there were some harmless disagreements.
Now, he understood that it was because there was an even greater danger threatening them that the Cave Heaven Paradise had become so united.
If it weren’t for this external threat, the greed of humanity would definitely have been released. At that time, the 3000 Worlds would likely be in a state of constant war.
With so many masters, it was already difficult them to fight against just a single Ink Clan. It's hard for Yang Kai to imagine what kind of battlefield it would be there, allowing the various Cave Heaven Paradise to constantly send in their elites?
“Once you step out of the No-Return Pass, you will never return! This is the boundary between peace and war, the final line of defense for the 3000 Worlds. Once you step out of this line of defense, there will only be two outcomes.”
He seemed to be answering his own question, “Die at the hands of the Ink Clan, or die at the hands of your own Clan!”
TO BE CONTINUED...