Ding Yao curled his lips and said, “Don’t try to pin this on me. Your Three Armies also have my Great Battle Heaven Disciples under them, so how could I not care about their lives? It’s just that there’s only one ship here, so my Eastern Army will use it first. If you really want to act selflessly, don’t try to stop me.”
Liang Yulong’s face darkened as he remained silent, giving Zhong Liang and Shentu Mo a meaningful look. He couldn’t let Ding Yao take this ship with him today, otherwise, if word got out that the Eastern Army had it while the North, South, and West didn’t, wouldn’t his subordinates say they were incompetent?
Shentu Mo frowned and said, “Ding Yao, this ship isn’t the only one. Since there’s a first ship, there’s a second one. What’s the rush? One day everyone will have one.”
In the face of such persuasion, Ding Yao simply refuted, “Since you’re not in a hurry, don’t be so long-winded. The army is still fighting outside, and the disciples are all fighting with their lives on the line. This old master doesn’t have the mood to waste his breath on you, just get out of my way.”
The three of them refused to let it go.
On the other side, Dongguo Anping let out a long sigh, “What a disgrace!”
The several Regiment's Commanders quarreling over the ownership of this ship was truly a loss of prestige. Fortunately, there were no disciples present, otherwise they would have become a laughing stock.
“This ship was created by that little brat Yang, why don’t you ask him for his opinion? He can give it to whichever army he wants to give it to, how about it?” Zhong Liang suggested, secretly signaling to Yang Kai.
Of the four Regiment's Commanders present, Yang Kai was the most familiar with him. If Yang Kai really speak, he believed he would have a great advantage.
Since he had made such a suggestion, the three of them couldn’t refute. Yang Kai’s ability had been proven recently, and countless disciples of the various armies had been indebted to him for saving their lives. In the future, they might need to rely on him to solve the problem of Ink Force.
Refuting at this time is only looking for trouble, although Yang Kai was only a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, he did have a great say in this matter.
Seeing the four people’s eyes on him, Yang Kai was also speechless. He had seen the look Zhong Liang gave him, but how could he show favoritism now?
Moreover, he couldn’t be biased.
Pondering for a moment, Yang Kai cupped his fists and said, “Four Elders, although this ship can be used, if we really take it out, it won’t last long.”
Ding Yao frowned, “What do you mean?”
Yang Kai explained, “The Light of Purification is used to dispel the essence of the Ink Force. Although there is a lot of Light of Purification sealed inside the ship, according to this disciple’s estimation, it can only be used by a hundred people at most. In other words, after a hundred people enter and exit the ship, the Light of Purification will be used up. At that time, this ship will just be a decoration.”
The several Regiment's Commanders looked at each other in dismay. Ding Yao blinked his eyes, suddenly realizing that he had acted too hastily. He had personally witnessed the Light of Purification and had heard about it recently, but he didn’t know the details. He had thought that after obtaining this ship, he would be able to rest easy, but after hearing Yang Kai’s words, he knew that the Light of Purification would also be consumed.
What was the use of only having a hundred people?
“Can’t you seal more of the Light of Purification?” Ding Yao asked.
“Of course,” Yang Kai nodded, “However, as for how much it can be sealed, Disciple has yet to carefully test it, so Disciple would like to ask you to leave this ship here. After all, this ship has just formed, so no one knows if there are any hidden dangers. It would be best to stay here and observe for a while so that Disciple can make up for any flaws.”
He decide to keep the ship here and not let anyone take it.
This wasn’t a refusal, but rather, it was necessary. Yang Kai couldn’t guarantee that this ship would be able to pass the test of time, so he had to carefully observe it to confirm this.
Only after confirming this would it be easier to act in the future.
Ding Yao and the others looked at each other in dismay. Since Yang Kai had said so, how could they not know that no one would be able to take this ship today?
After a moment of silence, Ding Yao flashed off the ship.
Zhong Liang turned to look at Yang Kai and asked, “How long will it take to obtain a definite answer?”
“A few months is definitely necessary. If the time is too short, many problems may not be obvious.”
Zhong Liang nodded slightly, “If there’s no problem, then we’ll need to refine this thing in large quantities. At the very least, we’ll need to refine at least four of them, one for each army.” Turning to Dongguo Anping, he said, “Brother Dongguo, I’ll have to trouble you with this matter.”
Dongguo An nodded, “Brother Zhong can rest assured, Artifact Refining is my old profession, I will definitely not disappoint you.”
“Then it’s settled,” Zhong Liang said as he looked towards the other three Regiment's Commanders. The three of them naturally had no objections.
Since the discussion here had been decided, the four of them had nothing else to do. The various armies need them to take charge of the war, so it wasn’t convenient for them to remain here any longer. After instructing them not to divulge any information about the expedition, they left in a hurry.
Dongguo Anping, Fan Xun, and the others also quickly left to prepare a new palace artifact.
The flying ship on the square had been pulled out from the storehouse and had been severely damaged, but after being repaired by Dongguo Anping, it had been able to meet the requirements. Now, if the various armies were to be equipped with this kind of artifact, they would naturally need to refine it again, and they would need to pay great attention to its defensive capabilities. This artifact could not be used for offensive purposes, but its defensive capabilities must not be weak. Otherwise, if it were to be destroyed, the losses would be huge.
Soon, only Yang Kai and Feng Ying remained in the square.
“If someone comes to dispel the Ink Force, just let them in,” Yang Kai ordered before stepping onto the Space Array and teleporting into the cabin.
Just as he had told the four Regiment's Commander, since this ship had just been completed, many things had to be tested.
At the very least, he needed to know the limits of the Light of Purification which could be sealed inside this cabin.
It was easy to verify this as long as he constantly activated the Light of Purification.
Inside the cabin, Yang Kai’s hands continuously released a yellow and blue light, transforming it into a pure white light as he silently calculated the consumption of the Yellow Crystals and Blue Crystals. At the same time, he paid attention to the changes in the cabin’s Spirit Array, slowly probing the limits of the Spirit Array.
A massive amount of Yellow Crystals and Blue Crystals were consumed and Yang Kai only stopped after half a day.
He could faintly feel that the Spirit Array inside the cabin was about to reach its limit. In other words, there was no way to accommodate more Purifying Light.
As far as the eye could see, the interior of the cabin was a vast expanse of white, and the purifying light was so thick it was almost tangible.
After calculating the amount of Yellow Crystals and Blue Crystals he had consumed, Yang Kai immediately understood.
The Light of Purification sealed inside the ship could be used for almost two thousand people. This result made him quite satisfied. Two thousand people was already a large number. According to the information he had obtained from Feng Ying, in the past, during the war between the two races, the number of clansmen who were corroded by the Ink Force was usually only this number.
The reason why so many people had been affected by the Ink Force this time was because the clansmen had Yang Kai as their backer and knew that even if they were to be corroded by the Ink Force, it wouldn’t matter. As such, the number of cultivators who were corroded by the Ink Force rapidly increased.
However, because of Yang Kai’s existence, as long as the cultivators of the Human Race who had been corroded by the Ink Force could return in time, their combat strength would not decrease, unlike in the past, where they had to part with their Small Universe's territory to avoid disaster.
A single ship could be used for two thousand people, and if each of the four armies had one, it could support eight thousand people, enough to support an expedition.
While he was busy, he would occasionally sense others teleporting in through the Space Array. These people were undoubtedly here to ask him for help, but now that he had this ship, he didn’t need to personally do anything. All they needed to do was teleport into the ship’s cabin and wait for a while before they teleported out.
This saved him a lot of time and energy.
After confirming the limits of the Array inside the ship’s cabin, Yang Kai flashed onto the deck again. Feng Ying had been paying close attention to him, so when she saw him appear, she immediately rushed forward.
“Is there any problem?” Yang Kai asked. Although he had confirmed that the Light of Purification would not disperse, the concentration of the Light of Purification at that time was not very high.
The current situation was different from before. The purifying light in the cabin was so thick that no one could guarantee that it wouldn’t dissipate as people entered and exited.
“No problem,” Feng Ying shook her head.
Yang Kai’s heart immediately relaxed. It seemed that this flying ship, which combined Artifact Refining and Array Dao, could completely meet his initial requirements.
This way, the next step could be taken.
Pondering for a moment, Yang Kai asked, “Martial Aunt, is there no Universe Temple in the pass?”
Feng Ying was slightly startled, “It is said that there is.”
“It is said?” Yang Kai raised his brow.
Feng Ying nodded, “En, because I’ve never seen it before. It is said that when the Human Race’s various passes were first formed, each one of them had its own Universe Temple. As you know, Universe Temple is more convenient to travel through, and many people are scattered outside. As long as you use the Universe Escape Law, you can instantly return to the Universe Temple, so at the beginning, all of the Human Race’s passes had Universe Temple. However, the Ink Battlefield is different from the 3000 Worlds. The situation here is special, and the existence of Universe Temple may give the Ink Race an opportunity to take advantage of it. After experiencing some things, the various mountain passes’ Universe Temple was sealed.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai understood, “If the Ink Disciple suddenly appears in the Universe Temple, he will definitely cause great damage to the place.”
“That’s right, other than the Old Ancestor, who can guarantee that they won’t be turned into Ink Disciple? If they were to be turned into ink disciples, under the orders of the Ink Clan, they won’t be able to resist and will be teleported back. Even if they don’t cause much damage to their clansmen, just their self-destruction alone will be able to disperse the Ink Force, causing their clansmen to panic. So even if there is Universe Temple inside the pass, it has long since been sealed and will not be used by the clansmen.”
Yang Kai nodded, “That’s true.”
“Why did you suddenly ask about Universe Temple?” Feng Ying looked at him curiously.
Yang Kai smiled and pointed to the cabin, “Martial Aunt, what do you think will happen if we set up a Universe Formation here?”
Hearing this, Feng Ying was stunned for a moment, but soon after, her expression changed as various thoughts flashed across her mind, muttering, “The reason why Universe Temple is sealed is to prevent Ink Disciple from sneaking in and causing trouble, but if there is a Universe Formation in the cabin, there is no need to worry about such a thing happening, because even if the Ink Disciple is teleported in, he will be instantly purified of the Ink Force and restored to his original nature.”
TO BE CONTINUED...