In fact, in the Black Ink Battlefield, merit points were extremely important and could not simply be used to exchange for cultivation resources and Secret Techniques. One could also use merit points to ask a powerful cultivator to guide them in their cultivation. If one’s merit points were enough, they could even ask an Old Ancestor to personally guide them.
Of course, ordinary people would not be able to afford such a cost.
At the moment, the modification of this palace artifact in front of Yang Kai also required a large amount of battle merits. Basically, as long as one had enough battle merits, the palace artifacts in each team would undergo a large amount of modifications so that they would be more compatible with the accompanying members.
The members of the squad or guard were also very happy to spend their battle merits on this task. If the Palace Artifact was modified well, their chances of survival would be higher when they fought the Black Black Ink Clan on the battlefield, making it easier to kill enemies.
Yang Kai had just arrived, so he didn’t know about these things, but Feng Ying was extremely clear about them, and Yang Kai was the Dawn Squad’s Team Leader, so he didn’t even bat an eyelid at spending his battle merits.
Regarding this, Yang Kai naturally had no objections and nodded, “It doesn’t matter. In any case, my battle merits aren’t useful, so using them here is just right.”
Others might need to use their battle merits to exchange for cultivation resources, but he didn’t. His resources were enough for him to cultivate to the Eighth Order Open Heaven.
As he watched, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly became bitter, “But what are we doing with this Battleship? The Black Black Ink Clan was forced to retreat, didn’t you say they wouldn’t launch an invasion in a hundred years?”
Feng Ying smiled and said, “The Black Black Ink Clan has indeed withdrawn their forces, but they will eventually make a comeback. At that time, we will naturally be able to use this Battleship. Moreover, every time the Black Black Ink Clan withdraws their forces, Blue Sky Pass will send people out to collect cultivation resources and at the same time spy on the Black Black Ink Clan. All of this requires them to enter the depths of the Black Black Ink Clan.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Collect cultivation resources and spy on the Black Black Ink Clan?”
Feng Ying nodded, “During the years you’ve been busy completing the Expelling Black Ink Battleship, these things have been happening inside the pass, basically all of them in small groups. After all, the Black Black Ink Clan has just suffered a great defeat not too long ago and is still recuperating, so as long as you don’t go deep into the Black Black Ink Clan’s hinterland, there shouldn’t be any danger. When collecting resources, if you encounter the Black Black Ink Clan, you might be able to obtain some merit points.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling a bit tempted, “This matter of collecting resources and spying for information, is it up to the higher-ups, or can anyone go?”
Feng Ying glanced at him, obviously knowing what he was thinking, lightly smiling, “Basically, as long as you apply, you won’t be refused.”
Yang Kai immediately asked excitedly, “Did we apply?”
“Haven’t I been waiting for you all this time?” Feng Ying glared at him angrily.
Yang Kai couldn’t help nodding, “Good, Martial Aunt, let's apply now.”
Feng Ying’s smile slowly faded as she said somewhat worriedly, “Applying is not a problem, but I don’t know if the Regiment Commander will approve it.”
“Let’s try and see first. If they really don't approve it, I’ll go and argue with the Regiment Commanders. There’s no reason why we can’t go if others can,” Yang Kai said before suddenly remembering something, “Right, how many members of our team have you recruited?”
After the Dawn Squad was established under orders, Yang Kai began to busy himself with the matters of the Universe Paradise and Universe Cave Heaven outside the Pass. After that, he busied himself with the matter of the Expelling Black Ink Battleship, never having the time to ask about it, leaving it all to Feng Ying.
He didn’t know how many people there were in this squad or who they were.
“We’re almost done recruiting. Later, I’ll have them meet with you so we can familiarize ourselves with each other,” Feng Ying said before pointing to the cabin, “I’ll leave a place for you to set up the Universe Formation. I’ve also prepared the materials for you, so you can start with this. Also, you can name this Battleship.”
“Martial Aunt is very thoughtful,” Yang Kai reached out and took the Space Ring from Feng Ying.
A short while later, Feng Ying left, probably to apply for going a mission outside. Yang Kai stayed in the square, walked into the cabin, and set up the Universe Formation in the reserved location.
Several years ago, Yang Kai had set up the Universe Formation on more than four hundred Expelling Black Ink Battleships, so he was already familiar with this.
In just a few days, the Battleship’s Universe Formation had been set up, and he had left two large words on the bow of the ship.
After storing the ship into his Small Universe, Yang Kai returned to Feng Ying’s residence.
Half a day later, the Dawn Squad's members arrived one after another to meet with Yang Kai.
They were all familiar faces. Shen Ao, Ning Qizhi, and Qi Taichu had followed Yang Kai and Feng Ying all the way back from the Black Ink Clan’s hinterlands, and the remaining thirty people were also part of this group.
When Yang Kai had been appointed as the Dawn Squad’s Team Leader, Zhong Liang and the others had made it clear that anyone below the Eighth Order in the pass who caught Yang Kai’s eye could be accepted as a member of the team, with fifty people as the limit. In other words, if Yang Kai was willing, he could turn the entire Dawn Squad into a Seventh Order team.
However, if he really did that, it would be a waste of talent. After all, controlling a Battleship didn’t require a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage, a Fifth Order or Sixth Order was enough.
Therefore, after careful consideration, besides the three Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage masters Yang Kai had selected, Feng Ying didn’t accept any other Seventh Order masters, 30 people were Sixth Order and Fifth Order.
Currently, in the entire Dawn Squad, including Yang Kai and Feng Ying, there were five Seventh Order, twenty Sixth Order, and ten Fifth Order.
Such a configuration was extremely reasonable, not only would it not weaken Dawn Squad's combat strength, but it would also not waste their talents.
As for the five Seventh Order masters, if they joined forces, it would be enough to protect the Dawn Squad’s combat strength.
Feng Ying had yet to fill up the remaining fifteen spots, they plan to slowly recruit new members in the future.
All of them were people Yang Kai had brought back from the Black Ink Clan’s hinterlands, all of whom had been purified by Yang Kai. Now that they had met again, they naturally felt extremely close.
In Feng Ying’s courtyard, a banquet had already been prepared and everyone was toasting each other, the atmosphere lively.
Everyone at the table was naturally grateful to Yang Kai for saving their lives. If it weren’t for Yang Kai expelling the Ink Force in their body, they wouldn’t even know which Black Ink Clan they will server currently. Perhaps they would have died in the last great battle.
They also thought about how in the future, when they fought and slaughtered the Black Ink Clan, the Dawn Squad’s reputation would spread far and wide, and when they drank to their heart’s content, someone would sing a song, causing everyone to cheer.
At this moment, Feng Ying’s expression suddenly changed as she took out her communication device and looked at Yang Kai helplessly.
Sensing her gaze, Yang Kai turned his head and asked, “What is it?”
Feng Ying said, “Our request to go out on a mission has been rejected.”
The noisy courtyard instantly fell silent. Just now, they had been fantasizing about the prestige of the Dawn Squad, but now, even their request to go out on a mission had been rejected.
Generally speaking, this kind of request would not be rejected. In the years since the Great War, countless people had gone out on missions as teams. As long as they were prepared, no one had ever been rejected.
After all, the Black Ink Clan had just been defeated in this war zone and was currently recuperating. As long as they were careful and didn’t go too deep, they basically wouldn’t encounter any powerful enemies.
However, everyone also knew that the Dawn Squad’s request was rejected because of Yang Kai.
In the last great battle, the Regiment Commanders didn’t dare allow Yang Kai to enter the battlefield at will, but in the end, he had managed to sneak into the battlefield by himself, forcing Zhong Liang to borrow troops from the other three armies. Although he had coincidentally broken through the Black Ink Clan’s Royal Lord’s resting place and allowed the Human Race to obtain a great victory, it was just a coincidence.
How many times could such coincidences happen?
The Regiment Commanders were definitely worried about Yang Kai leaving Blue Sky Pass. If possible, they even wanted Yang Kai to remain inside the pass and not step out.
While everyone was silent, Yang Kai drank the wine in his cup and coldly snorted, “As expected, I’ll talk to the Regiment Commanders!”
Saying so, he stood up and soared into the sky.
A short while later, in Zhong Liang’s office, Yang Kai landed on the ground. Someone was guarding the door, blocking Yang Kai’s path.
Yang Kai explained the purpose of his visit and asked the guards to report to him.
A moment later, the guard walked out and cupped his fists, “Brother Yang, the Regiment Commander has some military matters to attend to, so it’s not convenient for him to meet any guests.”
Yang Kai frowned, “Then when will the Regiment Commander finish his work?”
The guard shook his head, “I don’t know, why don’t you go back first and wait?”
Yang Kai stared at the hall in front of him for a moment before nodding, “Very well, thank you.”
Saying so, he turned around and left.
Inside the hall, after Zhong Liang sat down at the long table, he used his Divine Sense to sense that Yang Kai had already left, but from the direction he had left, it didn’t seem like he was returning to Feng Ying’s residence. Instead, it seemed like he was going to the Eastern Army. He knew that since this boy hadn’t seen him yet, he was probably looking for Ding Yao. With a light snort, he took out a communication device and sent a message to Ding Yao.
Not long after, in Ding Yao’s office, Yang Kai requested to see him, but this time, the guard didn’t even go in to report, only telling Yang Kai that he was not in Blue Sky Pass, nor did he know where he was or when he would return.
Yang Kai was speechless. He couldn’t find Zhong Liang, and he couldn’t find Ding Yao either, so it was likely he wouldn’t be able to find the next two Regiment Commanders.
Sure enough, when he went to seek an audience with Liang Yulong and Shentu Mo, the two guards in front of the office door also informed him that the Regiment Commander was not in the pass and his whereabouts were unknown.
At this moment, how could Yang Kai not know that these old men were deliberately avoiding him, not giving him a chance to meet them at all? This made him gnash his teeth in hatred. These old men playing with him was simply too much.
Helpless, Yang Kai could only return to his residence.
The next day, Yang Kai asked to see Zhong Liang again, but to no avail.
On the next day, Yang Kai asked to see him three times, and from the guards, he learned that Zhong Liang had also gone out…
Yang Kai’s stomach was about to explode from anger, and after pacing back and forth in front of the door for a long time, he finally clenched his teeth and shouted, “Regiment Commander, this matter can’t be settled after three times. Disciple has also asked to see you several times, but you refused. Good, Disciple will now gather everyone and leave!”
TO BE CONTINUED...