The Star Boundary is safe, High Heaven Palace is thriving, and its momentum was fierce, so what was there to be worried about? The disciples of the various Cave Heaven Paradise were willing to sacrifice their lives in the Ink Battlefield to resist the Black Ink Clan, firstly because of their mission, and secondly because they had nothing to worry about.
The situation of the Star Boundary and High Heaven Palace was enough for Yang Kai to not have any worries.
“Actually, I didn’t expect to see you so easily,” Troublesome Grandmaster sighed, “Originally, I wanted to settle down in the Ink Battlefield before asking about your whereabouts, but I didn’t expect you to be here. Speaking of which, you’re half a disciple of Yin Yang Heaven, so why didn’t you go to Yin Yang Pass?”
Yang Kai shook his head and said, “After all, I didn’t come here from the orthodox path, but instead came here through some unrepeatable way. Blue Sky Pass was the first Human Race pass I encountered, so I ended up here. But then again, when fighting against the Black Ink Clan, regardless of one’s background, no matter which mountain pass it is, it is the same.”
Troublesome Grandmaster looked at him and nodded, “You’re right.”
Yang Kai suddenly thought of something and asked curiously, “Grandmaster, why have you come to the Ink Battlefield? Although you are a Great Evolution's survivor and an Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, logically speaking, you are not qualified to come here.”
Troublesome Grandmaster snorted lightly, “What qualifications do you need to fight against the Black Ink Clan? As long as you have the heart, it’s enough. You little brat, what qualifications are you talking about to this old master? You’re just like those old farts in the Cave Heaven Paradise.”
Yang Kai also didn’t know how he had provoked him, so he could only smile bitterly, “Grandmaster, please calm your anger!”
Troublesome Grandmaster’s anger couldn’t be quelled, “It’s because of some bullshit qualification. Ever since this old master broke through to the Seventh Order, I began discussing with the several Cave Heaven Paradise that Great Evolution had befriended. I wanted to accompany their disciples to the Ink Battlefield, but I was repeatedly rejected. This Ink Battlefield isn’t their home, so why can’t I come?”
Yang Kai didn’t know how to respond. If it weren’t for the Troublesome Grandmaster’s reminder, he wouldn’t have known about this matter. However, he secretly guessed that it was because of this that the Troublesome Grandmaster’s resentment towards the various Cave Heaven Paradise grew.
However, from a different perspective, wasn’t the Cave Heaven Paradise protecting Troublesome Grandmaster as well? The Great Evolution's sect had fallen and the old man was struggling to support it alone. If something were to happen to him in the Ink Battlefield, the Great Evolution’ sect would likely completely disappear.
The old man might understand this, but it was difficult for him to calm down.
“Since you weren’t allowed to come back then, why was it allowed this time?” Yang Kai asked.
Troublesome Grandmaster said, “Isn’t your Blue Sky Pass in desperate need of Artifact Refiners this time? This old master may be sloppy in battle, but Artifact Refining is one of the best, so this time, a few old farts came to find me and asked me to assist them, but this old master immediately refused. Why should this old master go if they told me to? If they want me to go, I have to go? Is this old master their father? Why must I listen to them?”
Yang Kai couldn’t help nodding, “That’s how it should be. Grandmaster’s refusal was good, but Grandmaster… why did you change your mind?”
Troublesome Grandmaster snorted, “This old master’s mind is firm, but I can’t bear those old fogeys pestering me with tears every time. Thinking that Great Development now has a successor, I decided to join in the fun.”
Yang Kai nodded in understanding, secretly laughing in his heart. This old man was also a prideful person, not allowing anyone to control his action.
However, from the looks of it, it wasn’t a coincidence that the Troublesome Grandmaster had been assigned to Blue Sky Pass. Because of Blue Sky Pass’ expedition, a large number of Artifact Refiners were urgently needed, and the old man was proficient in this field, it was only natural that he was assigned here.
The Troublesome Grandmaster continued, “Of the thousands of people who came to support Blue Sky Pass this time, half of them are proficient in Array Formation, Pill Refining, and Artifact Refining, and those who are proficient in Artifact Refining account for 80% of them. What happened to your Blue Sky Pass? Are all the Artifact Refiners dead? Why are there asking for so many reinforcement here?”
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “Array Formation, Pill Refining, and Artifact Refining are all special talents. No matter which mountain pass it is, it is always protected and won’t be easily taken to the battlefield. As long as the mountain pass isn’t destroyed, these talents won’t be harmed. The Artifact Refiners of Blue Sky Pass didn’t suffer any losses, and the reason they sent you here was because Blue Sky Pass launched an expedition. Now, they have set up an outpost camp in the Black Ink Clan’s hinterland, which is only three Territory Lords’ territory away from the King City. The soldiers there have been fighting with the Black Ink Clan for many years, so the Battleship’s artifacts have been damaged and the Artifact Refiners manpower is not enough.”
“Expedition?” Troublesome Grandmaster’s eyes lit up. Not only him, but the other Open Heaven Stage masters who had finished registering also became interested. They weren’t deliberately eavesdropping, but Yang Kai and Troublesome Grandmaster didn’t try to hide anything from each other. All of them were Sixth Order and Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage masters, so everyone could hear them from nearby.
Before coming here, their Sect Elders had told them about the situation in the Ink Battlefield, so they knew the general situation here.
However, from their understanding, the Human Race’s Pass on the Ink Battlefield was extremely passive. Every hundred years, it would resist the siege of the Black Ink Clan’s army. Although they relied on this pass to protect themselves, it was difficult to launch a devastating attack on the Black Ink Clan.
Now that they had just arrived at Blue Sky Pass, they had actually heard that Blue Sky Pass had begun its expedition?
What kind of exciting news was this? Taking the initiative to attack was always more exciting than defending.
“Senior Brother, can we talk about the expedition? We’ve just arrived here, so although we have some understanding of this place, we’ve never seen it with our own eyes,” a young man asked.
Yang Kai turned his head and saw that this man was a handsome man with a handsome face and an imposing aura. His white robes were untainted by even a speck of dust, making him look quite handsome. Even among a group of Open Heaven Stage cultivators, such a handsome man was extremely outstanding. It's unknown if it was intentional or unintentional, but the surrounding people all distanced themselves from this man, as if they were afraid they would lose out.
However, this person obviously didn’t care, a trace of arrogance appearing on his face.
Yang Kai was currently a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, and after cultivating for so many years, his eyesight was quite good. As soon as he saw this young man, he understood that he was truly young, unlike ordinary Open Heaven Stage cultivators. Because of his long lifespan, it was difficult to judge his age from his appearance.
According to his estimations, this person was only two or three hundred years old!
Yang Kai’s expression remained the same, but his heart trembled slightly. A mere two or three hundred years old Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage masters? It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call such a character a genius, right? One had to know that reaching the Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage at such a young age, the only possibility was to break through to the Seventh Order directly!
It was impossible for him to advance to the Sixth Order and then cultivate to the Seventh Order in a short time. Time simply does not allowed it.
These Open Heaven Stage masters who could directly advance to the Seventh Order were all good seedlings who had a chance to become Old Ancestor in the future.
Up until now, Yang Kai had only met one such person, and that was Luo Tinghe he had met in Yin Yang Heaven Samsaara Pavilion. However, Luo Tinghe was already an Eighth Order, so she was somewhat different from this person.
At such a young age and with such a high cultivation, he naturally had the qualifications to act arrogantly. Those who had the ability to do so all had such temperaments. Yang Kai understood this point very well.
“This Junior Brother is…” Yang Kai smiled at him.
The young man cupped his fists and greeted, “Asura Heaven, Chang Zhou!”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Junior Brother is from Asura Heaven?”
He had also come into contact with Asura Heaven’s people before, each of them filled with a vicious and malicious aura, completely different from the polite Chang Zhou. If it wasn’t for Chang Zhou reporting his background, Yang Kai wouldn’t have thought he was actually from Asura Heaven. This kind of temperament was completely different from Asura Heaven’s warlike atmosphere.
However, he finally understood why a promising young seedling who had a chance of becoming an Old Ancestor would come to the Ink Battlefield.
In all of the 3000 Worlds, among the various Cave Heaven Paradises, there were only two families that were most willing to fight. One was Asura Heaven, while the other was Great Battle Heaven. There was no need to mention the latter. Yang Kai guessed that Great Battle Heaven’s original intention was to resist the Ink Battlefield, while the former was purely to kill their way into the Dao. The cultivation of Asura Heaven’s disciples was to fight endlessly, and if they wanted to grow, it would be easier for them to comprehend things between life and death.
However, in the 3000 Worlds, Asura Heaven was one of the 36 Cave Heaven after all, so they couldn’t recklessly slaughter the innocent just because of their cultivation. This would also damage its reputation, and if it really angered the Heavens, the other Cave Heaven Paradise wouldn’t just sit back and watch.
Disciples had to cultivate and couldn’t kill indiscriminately, so the Asura Arena was born naturally. Which of the major Star City didn’t have Asura Arena?
Void Land Star City and Star Boundary Star City both had Asura Arena. This place gave Asura Heaven a massive amount of income while also allowing its disciples to fight to their heart’s content, regardless of whether they lived or died. It could be said that this place was the foundation for Asura Heaven’s training and earning of resources.
The Asura Arena’s rules were that the life and death of the people who fought in the battle were up to fate. Even if Asura Heaven’s disciples died inside, the Sect would not seek revenge! In fact, there were indeed Asura Heaven’s disciples who died in the Asura Arena, Asura Heaven’s attitude towards this matter was completely indifferent.
Yang Kai had fought in the Asura Arena before, so he was quite familiar with these rules.
Chang Zhou was a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator. If it was any other Cave Heaven Paradise, they would definitely guard it carefully so that he could focus on his cultivation and strive to become an Old Ancestor in the future. However, since he was born in Asura Heaven, that was no longer possible.
In the Asura Arena, there was no Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator who could fight to the death. The Ink Battlefield was the best place to go, so Chang Zhou had come here.
Yang Kai had been in the Ink Battlefield for more than a hundred years, and although he often interacted with the Black Ink Clan, he had heard a lot of news about unrelated battles, including news about Asura Heaven.
All the various Cave Heaven Paradise were sending new blood to the Ink Battlefield, basically doing everything within their power, but Asura Heaven couldn’t wait to send all of the Open Heaven Stage cultivators above the Sixth Order.
Over the course of countless years, if one were to calculate which sect had sent the largest number of disciples to the Ink Battlefield, it would be none other than Asura Heaven.
However, because they had killed their way into the Dao, during their growth, it was not uncommon for them to die young. The number of people who could break through to the Open Heaven Stage was far fewer than the other Cave Heaven Paradise.
But in terms of combat strength, Asura Heaven’s Disciples were definitely ranked in the top three of all the Cave Heaven Paradise. When they fought, it was as if they didn’t care about their lives. People called them Asura Madmen, and their notoriety is widespread.
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