“Disappeared?” Zhong Liang was speechless. The Western Army had come here with such a large force, but now the Black Ink Clan’s army had disappeared. What nonsense is this? If he returned empty-handed, wouldn’t he be laughed to death by Ding Yao and the other old bastards?
At this moment, he suddenly turned his head and looked towards a certain direction in the sky. Not only him, but all the other Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs also felt something and looked around.
Yang Kai also seemed to have noticed something, but after all, his foundation wasn’t as deep as the Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs, so his perception wasn’t very clear.
Feng Ying was confused, “What’s wrong?”
Zhong Liang clapped his hands happily, “They didn’t run away, they actually came to find us. This is quite interesting.”
An Eighth Order Garrison Chief nodded slightly, “They split up into three groups, are they trying to surround this place?”
Another Eighth Order raised his brow, “From the way the Black Ink Clan is acting, it seems they know we have an ambush here? Since they know there’s an ambush here, why are they so bold?”
The Eighth Order who had spoken earlier said, “Perhaps they only know that there is an ambush, but they don’t know about our deployment. Do they think that the two hundred thousand strong army is enough to take us down?”
“There’s only this possibility, otherwise there’s no reason for them to fall into this trap.”
Yang Kai’s expression changed as he said, “Martial Uncle Zhong, not long ago, when I fought with the Black Ink Clan, I vaguely felt a Territory Lord spying on me, but that Territory Lord didn’t show up and soon disappeared. Disciple was still puzzled, but now that I think about it, that Territory Lord must have come here to investigate and found something.”
Zhong Liang nodded, “This place is ten days away from Blue Sky Pass and is quite far away. The Black Ink Clan would never have thought that we would have so many people here. They must have thought that even if there was an ambush, there wouldn’t be too many of them, which is why they are so arrogant.”
He chuckled happily, “No matter what, the current situation is advantageous to us. Since the Black Ink Clan wants to die so badly, how can the soldiers of my Western Army not fulfill their wishes! Each of the Garrison Chiefs and their army will command their respective squads to stand guard and obey my orders to kill the enemy!”
All the Eighth Order masters nodded and dispersed.
As they spoke, the three groups of Black Ink Clan soldiers approached the floating continent and quickly surrounded it. The Western Army soldiers on the floating continent naturally noticed this and were all surprised. They had come here to ambush the Black Ink Clan army, so why did it seem like they had been surrounded?
However, they didn’t have much fear. The Western Army had sent out a total of eight or nine thousand people, and just the Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs alone had more than a dozen people. Although the two hundred thousand Black Ink Clan soldiers were large in number, most of them were High Rank and Low Rank Black Ink Clan, so to the experienced soldiers, there was nothing to fear.
Realizing that a great war was about to break out, all of them rubbed their fists in excitement. In their eyes, the two hundred thousand strong Black Ink Clan army was a huge battle merits.
“Is this the place?” On the deck of a giant ship, an Black Ink Clan Territory Lord stood at the bow and looked down at the floating continent.
Shadowless, who was standing beside him, nodded and said, “It’s here.”
The Territory Lord looked around carefully and nodded slightly, “There are indeed traces of Human Race Spirit Arrays. It seems they are all hiding inside, not daring to show their faces.”
Shadowless frowned slightly and said, “When I first came here, there were no Spirit Arrays deployed here, so how come there are now?”
The Territory Lord who had spoken just now sneered, “The Human Race is like this, they like to rely on external objects. This is not Blue Sky Pass, so how powerful can a hastily arranged Spirit Array be? With our two hundred thousand strong army here, we can break it with a snap of our fingers! Send out a message, we should end this battle quickly so as to avoid delaying the opportunity to attack Blue Sky Pass.”
Shadowless nodded and was just about to send a message to the other two forces’ Territory Lord when the floating continent below suddenly flickered.
The barrier that covered the entire floating continent suddenly opened up in their direction, and in the next instant, a massive Guard Grade Battleship rushed out from it. A figure stood atop the Battleship with his hands behind his back, his cold gaze piercing Shadowless’s eyes.
He was all too familiar with that figure. Who else could it be but Zhong Liang?
Shadowless was greatly surprised. The Human Race actually dared to take the initiative to attack? But soon, his surprise turned into shock as he looked closely behind the giant Guard Grade Battleship. Small but more flexible Battleships appeared one after another.
One ship, two ships, three ships…
In an instant, an overwhelming number of Team Grade Battleship and Guard Grade Battleships filled his field of vision as the aura of an Eighth Order Open Heaven master spread out.
Shadowless was shocked, “Is… is the Human Race crazy?”
The number of Human Race ambushers on this floating continent far exceeded his expectations. After fighting with the Human Race so many times, just from the size and number of these Battleships, Shadowless could instantly tell that the entire Human Race ambush force on this floating continent had been mobilized.
Blue Sky Pass only had a total of four armies, so how could they not be worried about being tied down and unable to return to Blue Sky Pass?
However, at this moment, he had no time to think about it, because Zhong Liang’s figure flashed, transforming into a streak of light that shot towards him. Before he even arrived, a powerful Divine Ability exploded towards him.
Shadowless and the Territory Lord beside him were both shocked and quickly dodged. They could dodge, but the flying ship they were standing on couldn’t. It was directly smashed to pieces by Zhong Liang’s Divine Ability, and the Black Ink Clan members on the ship also suffered heavy casualties.
One figure after another rushed out from the Human Race camp, all of them at the Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage. As the World Force Swept out, each and every one of the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord was targeted, and in an instant, a world-shaking battle broke out. The shockwaves from the battle instantly killed many of the Black Ink Clan cultivators who were involved.
Immediately after the Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage masters, the Battleships also began to emit a dazzling light that shot into the Black Ink Clan’s camp. Each light created a long vacuum tunnel, and the Black Ink Clan cultivators in the tunnel were either reduced to dust or turned into corpses.
In the blink of an eye, the Black Ink Clan suffered a great loss and suffered thousands of casualties.
Shadowless felt extremely uncomfortable. At this moment, he was fighting three Eighth Order Human Race masters by himself! Just Zhong Liang alone and he is no longer an opponent, not to mention the other two helpers. In just a few breaths of time, he was already in danger.
The difference in strength between an Eighth Order Human Race and the Black Ink Clan Territory Lord was not great. Even if an Eighth Order Human Race was slightly stronger than the Territory Lord, their strength was still limited. In order to kill a Black Ink Clan Territory Lord alone, only a small number of Eighth Order cultivators were capable of doing so. These people were all top notch Eighth Order masters.
Originally, the number of Territory Lords on the Black Ink Clan’s side was about the same as the number of Eighth Order on the Human Race side, perhaps even a few more.
However, in order to surround this floating continent, the Black Ink Clan’s two hundred thousand strong army had split into three groups. Correspondingly, the dozen or so Territory Lords were divided into three groups, each with only five or six of them. The main reason for this was to prevent the humans from escaping.
Unexpectedly, the distribution of such forces had become their most fatal flaw, giving the Human Race an opportunity to take them down one by one.
The Western Army gathered their forces and charged forward. Shadowless's army was the first to bear the brunt of this attack, and before the other two could react, the battle had already begun.
Right now, the Western Army was facing only seventy to eighty thousand Black Ink Clan soldiers. Although the other two forces would soon respond, it would take some time.
Several Black Ink Clan Territory Lords were fighting one against many, and Shadowless’ situation wasn’t the worst. He was only fighting three Eighth Order Human Race masters, but there were even worse ones. For example, the one standing beside him just now was actually fighting five Eighth Order masters alone. For a moment, Shadowless didn’t know if he should be thankful that his luck wasn’t the worst.
The Human Race was obviously gathering their strength to kill a few Territory Lord first to stabilize the situation!
The great battle here was about to begin, so the other two Black Ink Clan armies that had sealed off the floating continent naturally noticed this and rushed over to help. However, no matter how fast they were, it would still take them a dozen breaths of time.
A dozen breaths later, the distance between life and death was closed.
One of the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord’ auras suddenly died! From the corner of his eye, Shadowless saw the giant figure of his comrade, who was fighting one against five, sway and fall. His head was nowhere to be seen, and the black blood on his neck sprayed into the air.
He simply didn’t have the time to grieve, because under the siege of the three Eighth Order Open Heaven led by Zhong Liang, he was in imminent danger.
In the distance, some of the Territory Lord who had a good relationship with Shadowless rushed over to help, their expressions filled with anxiety and anger. Shadowless also tried his best to approach them, but every time he took a step forward, he would suffer unimaginable injuries.
After just three steps, Shadowless felt his body lighten and the world spin around him. The concealment technique he had relied on to survive on the battlefield was completely useless here.
Human Race… were truly treacherous!
Chaos was the best portrayal of the current Black Ink Clan army situation.
They were besieging the Human Race’s ambushing forces, so every Territory Lord felt that they would be able to make a great contribution this time. After all, there was a big fish like Zhong Liang.
Unexpectedly, at the last moment, they realized that the big fish lying in ambush here were simply shark.
The Black Ink Clan army was stunned. In less than ten breaths of time, three Territory Lord had fallen, and after the other two armies’ Territory Lord rushed over and joined the battle, they were finally able to stop more Territory Lord from dying. However, the Human Race had long been prepared, and the Black Ink Clan had been caught off guard, so this ambush was destined to fail.
Now, all they could see was how many of the two hundred thousand strong army could escape.
However, fleeing in front of the fully prepared Human Race and Western Army was not an easy task. In the face of such a situation, death and injury were the most common.
The Territory Lord were well aware of this, so they didn’t immediately flee. Instead, during the fierce battle with the Human Race’s Eighth Order master, they ordered the various Feudal Lord to gather as much strength as possible.
A series of Team Grade and Guard Grade Battleship appeared on the battlefield, each of them surrounded by a Seventh Order master to guard against the enemy. On the Battleship, the light of Spirit Arrays and Artifacts continued to shine, each of them activating and releasing their power, reaping the lives of the Black Ink Clan.
Needless to say, in every battle between the Black Ink Clan and Human Race, the Low Rank Black Ink Clans were nothing more than cannon fodder. The ones who suffered the most casualties were them, so they were unable to resist the might of the Battleship.
Although the situation of the High Rank Black Ink Clan was better, it wasn’t much better. The entire void seemed to have transformed into a blood and flesh millstone, and within this millstone, the aura of the Black Ink Clan was constantly withering.
TO BE CONTINUED...