“Back then… I was the one who helped you.” The fierceness on Zha Gu’s face faded, and under the aura of death, a pleading look appeared in his eyes.
Yang Kai looked around and nodded, “I won’t deny that you helped me, but where did your Black Ink Nest come from? How did you get the resources to hatch the Black Ink Nest? Do you really think I don’t know? Everything you have here is because of me, so it’s best if I end it now!”
As soon as he finished speaking, the Azure Dragon Spear trembled slightly and Zha Gu’s entire body exploded, leaving nothing behind.
Although he had gotten along quite well with Zha Gu and Yang Kai had borrowed his strength to earn a lot of black ink coins, allowing him to make a name for himself as an Artifact Refiner, at that time, Yang Kai was still wearing the disguise of Black Ink Disciple, and Gu was only using him. They had different paths, so Yang Kai naturally wouldn’t talk about morality with him.
A Feudal Lord had displayed a great deal of strength on the battlefield. If Yang Kai let him off today, perhaps one day, his fellow Human Race clansmen would die at his hands.
Zha Gu’s territory had only just risen, and he was the only Feudal Lord here. The rest of the people here were nothing more than small fish, and even the High Rank Black Ink Clan was few.
With Zha Gu’s death, the Black Ink Clan was unable to resist Yang Kai’s attacks, and although they tried their best to resist, in just half a cup of tea’s time, all of them were wiped out.
By the time Yang Kai left, the territory was already devoid of life.
Yang Kai had originally planned to destroy all of Black Abyss’ Feudal Lord Grade Black Ink Nest, but what he had seen and heard from Zha Gu had saved him a lot of effort.
It turned out that after the Territory Lord-level Black Ink Nest was destroyed, all of its Child Nest would be affected.
It wasn’t difficult to understand why, after he destroyed Black Abyss Black Ink Nest, the Black Ink Clan’s reaction was much slower than before. With Black Abyss' Black Ink Nest destroyed, not only was the intelligence network surrounding Black Abyss territory paralyzed, but even all the Black Ink Nests had withered. Presumably, the Feudal Lords who owned their own fiefs were all in a terrible fix, and even with Black Abyss’s orders, none of them were in the mood to track down Yang Kai.
However, just to be safe, Yang Kai went to another Feudal Lord’s fief to investigate the situation.
The result was similar to what was happening in Zha Gu’s territory. The Feudal Lord Grade Black Ink Nest had already begun to wither and collapse, and the power of the Ink Force was fading away. It wouldn’t be long before it completely died.
Yang Kai finally relaxed.
He also didn’t expect that by destroying Black Abyss' Black Ink Nest, he would inadvertently obtain such a great harvest. It seemed that the mysterious connection between the Black Ink Nest had both advantages and disadvantages.
From this, it could be inferred that if the Black Ink Nest in the King City was destroyed, all of the Territory Lord Grade Black Ink Nests would wither, causing the entire Black Ink Nest in the territory of the Twilight Royal Lord to collapse.
Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling a strong urge to rush back to the King City and destroy the Royal Lord Black Ink Nest.
However, this thought only flashed across his mind for a moment before he gave up. With his current strength, while the forces behind the Black Ink Clan army were still weak, he might be able to act recklessly in the territory of the Territory Lords, but if he were to rush into the King City, he would definitely be walking right into a trap.
There was more than one Territory Lord in the King City.
Thinking of the Black Ink Clan’s King City, Yang Kai couldn’t help thinking of the Yin Yang Pass’s Old Ancestor. Using the Void Corridor created by the Ancient Coin, the Old Ancestor of the Yin Yang Pass had personally come to save him from danger and fought with the Twilight Royal Lord. After so many days, Yang Kai wondered how the two had fought.
Although the Old Ancestor’s strength was great, she was still in the vicinity of the King City, so she might not be able to gain any advantage by herself. However, this was not something he needed to worry about. With his current strength, he was unable to intervene in the battle between the Royal Lord and the Old Ancestor. Perhaps an Eighth Order Open Heaven could help the Old Ancestor in such a situation, but a Seventh Order was still too weak.
On the front lines, the Yin Yang Pass’ army should have also fought with the Black Ink Clan, so Yang Kai wasn’t sure what the situation was, but according to the strength of the two clans, the Yin Yang Pass’ army shouldn’t be able to hold on for much longer before retreating into the pass. After all, the difference in numbers between the two clans was too great, and the Black Ink Clan didn’t fear damage. On the contrary, the lives of the Human Race’s soldiers were extremely precious. Opening a battlefield in the void was too disadvantageous for the Human Race, so relying on the Yin Yang Pass would greatly reduce their losses.
The main reason why the Yin Yang Pass’ army had rushed out this time was because they wanted to support Yang Kai’s return. However, before this, Yang Kai had been unable to drag his wounded body around the Black Ink Clan’s army to meet up with the Yin Yang Pass’ army. The Yin Yang Pass’ army was destined to return empty-handed.
As such, Yang Kai felt that if his guess was correct, the Yin Yang Pass army should have already retreated into the pass by now, and the Yin Yang Pass had already been surrounded by the Black Ink Clan’s army. The two clans had entered an extremely familiar battle of offense and defense.
Over the course of countless years, this kind of battle had occurred at every mountain pass of the Human Race. Whether it was the Human Race or the Black Ink Clan, they were all extremely familiar with this kind of battle.
If that was really the case, the situation would be advantageous to Yang Kai.
The Black Ink Clan army had gathered outside Yin Yang Pass, so there was no blockade on the road ahead. He could simply sneak back to the outside of the battlefield and wait for the two races to fight before finding an opportunity to escape.
Just like how he and Feng Ying had led hundreds of rescued Black Ink Disciple back to Blue Sky Pass.
However, Yang Kai did not intend to do so.
Destroying Black Abyss' Black Ink Nest and severely injuring Black Abyss lineage had given Yang Kai a taste of sweetness. This is a rare opportunity, how could Yang Kai miss it? With such an opportunity in front of him, Yang Kai estimated he wouldn’t be able to encounter it again.
A few days later, Yang Kai left Black Abyss territory and entered the territory of another Territory Lord.
He didn’t know which Territory Lord’s territory this was, nor did he know where this Territory Lord’s direct territory was, but it didn’t matter. He directly found the nearest Feudal Lord’s territory and charged in alone, slaughtering everyone in his path.
In less than half a day, the Black Ink Clan in this territory had been slaughtered, many of them dead or injured, many of them fleeing in all directions, but Yang Kai had no intention of pursuing them.
To him, destroying the foundation of the Black Ink Clan was the most important task, killing them was just a matter of convenience. What’s more, most of the Black Ink Clan members who could fight in this territory had already been recruited and sent to accompany their Feudal Lord on an expedition, so the ones left behind couldn’t be considered elites.
He rushed straight into the Black Ink Nest.
This was a Feudal Lord Grade Black Ink Nest. Compared to Zha Gu’s Black Ink Nest, Yang Kai found that basically all the Black Ink Nests had similar internal structures.
There were still a few Black Ink Clans moving about inside the Black Ink Nest, seemingly oblivious to the changes in the outside world. When they saw Yang Kai rush in, all of them seemed somewhat confused.
But soon, these Black Ink Clan masters died under Yang Kai’s hands.
A short while later, Yang Kai stood in an empty room and opened the door to his Small Universe. The World Force was immediately drawn in by a powerful force and swallowed by the Black Ink Nest.
Using his own World Force as a bridge, Yang Kai instantly communicated with the Black Ink Nest’s will.
Back in Zha Gu’s Black Ink Nest, Yang Kai had done this kind of thing, so he was no stranger to it.
The next moment, Yang Kai felt as if he had entered a strange space, surrounded by many wandering wills.
This was the mystery of the Black Ink Clan’s intelligence network formed from the Black Ink Nest.
Many of these wills had obviously entered this place using the will of their Feudal Lord Grade Black Ink Nest. They could communicate with each other here and quickly learn about the situation of the other Feudal Lords’ territories.
Yang Kai’s intrusion did not attract much attention from the Black Ink Clan. From time to time, unfamiliar wills would enter this place, so no one was surprised.
Yang Kai listened quietly for a moment and found that he hadn’t obtained any useful information. He really wanted to inquire about the situation of the front lines from these wills, but the situation of the front lines between the two races was clearly unknown to the Black Ink Clan left behind.
Just as he was about to begin his plan, he suddenly received a message from a nearby will. This message didn’t have any concealment methods and obviously didn’t mind other wills noticing it.
Yang Kai could easily perceive the meaning behind this message.
“The Royal Lord is still fighting with that human, I wonder if she can kill her.”
A nearby will immediately replied, “That human woman is the Yin Yang Pass’s Old Ancestor. Although the Royal Lord is powerful, I’m afraid it won’t be easy to kill her, but it’s said that several Territory Lords have already gone to help. With the help of several Territory Lords, that woman shouldn’t be a match.”
“No, from the looks of the battle, the Royal Lord’s side seems to be at a disadvantage. Even with the help of several Territory Lords, they were only able to tie with that human woman.”
As soon as this message was sent out, the surrounding Black Ink Clan’s will was clearly shocked. One of them asked, “Why is the Royal Lord at a disadvantage? These two have already fought countless times and each time they were evenly matched, neither of them able to do anything to the other. Why is it like this?”
The will from before replied, “I’m not sure, it’s just that the battle between those two suddenly shifted to a place not far from our territory. Our Lord saw it, fortunately they left quickly, otherwise our territory would have been lost. The aftermath of those two’s attacks is not something we can resist.”
“Could it be that the Lord Royal Lord’s injuries have yet to recover?”
“But now that the Royal Lord has received the assistance of several Territory Lords, that Human Race’s Old Ancestor won’t be able to gain any advantage.”
The several wills of the Black Ink Clan quickly conversed and quickly changed the subject.
Although he hadn’t obtained much information, at the very least, from what he could see, there wasn’t much of a problem with the Old Ancestor’s side. On the other hand, the Black Ink Clan’s Royal Lord being at a disadvantage surprised Yang Kai. The seemingly unreliable Yin Yang Pass’ Old Ancestor was actually so powerful? She was fighting the Black Ink Clan’s Royal Lord and several other Territory Lords alone.
He just didn’t know how they would end up.
However, this wasn’t something Yang Kai could interfere with. He still had more important things to do.
He immersed himself in his thoughts and quietly sensed.
According to Zha Gu, this strange space was actually a platform formed by the will of a Territory Lord Black Ink Nest. All of the Child Nest's will could easily communicate with each other, allowing the various Feudal Lords to communicate here.
If so, Yang Kai felt that he could use this to spy on the location of the Territory Lord’s Black Ink Nest.
TO BE CONTINUED...