MARTIAL PEAK 4554
“The miners who mine the black stones in the Black Prison, they are mining slaves. Because of the harsh environment of the Black Prison, Open Heaven Stage cultivators don’t have much lifespan, so the demand for mining slaves in the Black Prison has always been very high. There are many sources of mining slaves, some of which are Open Heaven Stage cultivators from various families who committed great crimes and were bought by Luan Bai Feng at a high price to become slaves for the rest of their lives. Some of them were captured by Luan Bai Feng while others were forcibly taken away by her. There are also some who were defeated by the opposing forces.” As Old Bai spoke, he turned his head to glance at Grey Bones, “Senior Brother Grey Bones has always been staying on Yin-Yang Heaven’s Crime Star. In comparison, Crime Star’s environment can be said to be extremely favorable, and the Black Prison is several times worse.”
When Grey Bones heard this, he broke out in a cold sweat, secretly rejoicing that Yin-Yang Heaven didn’t have any dealings with Luan Bai Feng. Otherwise, if they sold all of their sinners into the Black Prison, they would have long since become skeletons.
Yang Kai said thoughtfully, “So, Luan Bai Feng came to my Void Land with the Hundred Force Alliance led by Kong Feng last time for some other purpose?”
Old Bai nodded and said, “Kong Feng and Luan Bai Feng had several business dealings with each other, so they were quite familiar with each other. He personally asked Luan Bai Feng to break the Nine Layers Heaven Formation, and Luan Bai Feng would naturally agree. Of course, the one who attracted Luan Bai Feng the most was the mine slave. If the Void Land were to be defeated at that time, all of the Open Heaven Stage masters would definitely be taken to the Black Prison to mine black stones for the rest of their lives.”
“Unfortunately, neither she nor Kong Feng expected that my Void Land’s heritage would be so strong. Instead of trying to steal a chicken, they ended up losing the rice they used to lure it,” Yang Kai stroked his chin, “If that’s the case, this Black Prison is worth a trip! Luan Bai Feng has been managing the Black Prison for so many years, so she must have accumulated a lot of resources. If we can capture her, the problem my Void Land is currently facing will be solved.”
Old Bai shook his head and said, “I don’t recommend you enter the Black Prison directly to find Luan Bai Feng. As I said before, there are countless natural Formations in the Black Prison. No matter how strong you are, if you really enter, you may not be able to find her. Even if you do, you may not be her opponent.”
Yang Kai looked at him and asked, “In your opinion, what should we do?”
“Break the silence!” Old Bai said concisely, “If there is anyone in this world who is most interested in the struggles between the various forces, it will definitely be Luan Bai Feng. In every battle, there will inevitably be a loser, and the defeated Open Heaaven Stage cultivators are the slaves she needs. She is also very willing to intervene in the battles between the various forces and bet on the side she thinks she can win.”
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Right now, Zuo Quan Hui has completely fallen out with my Void Land. A few days ago, a great battle couldn’t be hidden from the prying eyes of others, so this news will spread sooner or later. As for Luan Bai Feng, she has made things difficult for my Void Land twice. No matter what her intentions were, she has already formed a grudge with my Void Land, and now that my Void Land has so many Open Heaven Stage masters, it’s a great temptation to her.”
Old Bai nodded and said, “So if the news reaches her ears, she will definitely come out to help Zuo Quan Hui.”
Yang Kai immediately stood up, “There’s no time to lose, I’m going to the Black Prison now. If I’m late, I may not be able to stop her!”
Yue He hurriedly said, “Young Master, I’ll accompany you.”
Yang Kai waved his hand and said, “I’ll take care of this trip alone. Although Zuo Quan Hui has left the Void Territory, he will definitely leave some spies here to monitor every move. I can act quietly by myself, but if there are too many people, it will be difficult for me to act. After I leave, I’ll have to trouble everyone in the Void Territory to look after him. Zuo Quan Hui shouldn’t make a move against the living beings of the lower realms, so all you need to do is guard the sect and remain safe. Before I return, you must not have any direct conflict with him!”
Everyone cupped their fists, “Yes!”
Although Yue He was worried, she knew that Yang Kai was right. With the Space Laws protecting him, Yang Kai would be able to move freely. If she followed him, she would only be a burden, so she didn’t say anything more.
Several days had passed since the battle began, so no one knew when the news would reach Luan Bai Feng’s ears. Once Luan Bai Feng learned that Zuo Quan Hui had personally taken action to deal with the Void Land, she might not be able to resist joining in. Time was of the essence, so Yang Kai didn’t stay for a moment longer and left after informing everyone.
With his Space Laws, Yang Kai was like a ghost, so when he left the Void Land, he didn’t need to worry about being discovered by anyone. As he hurried along, he recovered from the losses he had suffered from the previous battle and arrived at the Domain Gate in just a few days.
Using his Divine Sense to confirm that there were no spies on the Domain Gate, Yang Kai entered.
After passing through the Domain Gate and arriving at the neighboring Great Domain, Yang Kai immediately concealed his aura. If Zuo Quan Hui had left behind any spies, it was most likely that he had arranged for someone to monitor the Great Domain Gate next to the Void Land.
Looking around for a moment, Yang Kai didn’t find anything worth paying attention to.
Presumably, Zuo Quan Hui hadn’t had the time to set up this formation yet. After all, the battle had only lasted a few days and he had been injured by the Sun and Moon Divine Wheel, so he was eager to find a place to recover.
After arriving here, Yang Kai didn’t find any spies, so he boldly set out. The 3000 Worlds were vast, and he was like a lone stream of water in the sea, no one would be able to see him.
Although he had never been to the Black Prison, with the Universe Chart in hand, Yang Kai didn’t need to worry about losing his way.
Passing through one great domain after another, he didn’t hesitate to use his Space Laws, and in less than a month, he had arrived at a great domain adjacent to Black Prison.
The great domain where Black Prison was located was marked on the Universe Chart as the Black Territory!
The Great Domain Yang Kai was currently in was only separated from the Black Domain by a single Domain Gate. Once he passed through this Domain Gate, he would be able to smoothly reach the Black Domain.
However, without knowing what was going on in the Black Domain, Yang Kai didn’t dare rush in recklessly. If he accidentally activated some kind of Formation inside, it was very likely he would be exposed. At that time, he would have to fight Luan Bai Feng. Fighting in other people's territory is always a loss.
Moreover, the biggest problem he was facing right now was that he couldn’t confirm whether Luan Bai Feng was in the Black Territory or not. If she wasn’t, then everything would be nonsense. Even if she was, Yang Kai couldn’t guarantee that she would walk out of the Domain Gate he was in.
From the Universe Chart, it could be seen that the Black Territory had five Domain Gates that connected to five different Great Domains. If Luan Bai Feng were to leave the Black Prison, there was only a twenty percent chance she would come through this Domain Gate.
Therefore, Yang Kai felt that the most important thing right now was to find out Luan Bai Feng’s whereabouts before luring her out to this Domain Gate.
This was not an easy task, what was needed was patience.
For the next few days, Yang Kai remained hidden in the void near the Domain Gate. He decided to wait here for two months. If he didn’t find anything, he would take the risk of entering the Black Prison to find Luan Bai Feng.
Fortunately, the Heavens were watching over him, and after a dozen days, a strange aura suddenly burst out from the Domain Gate. Yang Kai, who was meditating in the void, immediately opened his eyes and saw a blue-robed man passing through the Domain Gate.
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up. This man was obviously from the Black Territory, and since he was able to freely enter and exit the Black Territory, he must be one of Luan Bai Feng’s trusted aides. From the energy fluctuations emanating from this man’s body, Yang Kai could deduce that he is a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator.
After passing through the Domain Gate, the blue-robed man gently shook his head to get rid of the slight discomfort he felt when he was shuttling back and forth. After slightly determining his direction, he flew off in a certain direction.
However, before he could get far, his vision blurred and a figure suddenly blocked his path.
The blue-robed man was startled and shouted, “Who are you? What business do you have here?”
The man opposite him grinned at him, revealing a mouthful of white fangs, stretched out his hand, and grabbed towards him, smiling as he said, “Come, come, I have something I want to ask you!”
A moment later, the blue-robed man stood respectfully in front of Yang Kai, his brow lowered.
Yang Kai looked at the two large words with fresh blood on the eighth page of the Loyalty List: Xin Peng!
With Yang Kai’s current strength, dealing with a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage was a piece of cake. This Fifth Order Xin Peng didn’t even have a chance to resist before he was instantly suppressed by Yang Kai.
This guy was quite sensible and knew he was no match for Yang Kai, so he immediately begged for mercy. After asking him a few more questions, Yang Kai asked him to leave his name on the Loyalty List.
Of the nine pages of the Loyalty List, eight had already been used, leaving only the last page. This last page was reserved for Luan Bai Feng.
Xin Peng was a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, so logically speaking, he didn’t have the qualifications to leave his name on the Loyalty List. Yang Kai’s strength was low in the past, and he didn’t have many subordinates, so he didn’t have the qualifications to be picky. This was why he had taken in Chen Tian Fei, Hei He, and Yun Xinghua one after another. Now that he had so many masters under him, it was truly a waste for a mere Fifth Order cultivator to occupy a single page.
But for Luan Bai Feng, it was worth it!
Carefully putting away the Loyalty List, Yang Kai glanced over at Xin Peng and said, “Since you’ve already left your name on the Loyalty List, you must have felt it yourself. Your life is now in my hands, so if I want you to live, you can live, if I want you to die, you can die!”
Xin Peng’s sweat poured down like rain as he quickly begged for mercy, “Sir, please spare my life! Sir, please show mercy! This subordinate will definitely follow Sir’s orders from now on!”
Yang Kai said lightly, “Since I’ve taken you in, I naturally won’t let you die.”
Xin Peng quietly looked up at Yang Kai and asked, “Then does Sir have something you need this subordinate to do?”
“Let me ask you, did you just say that Luan Bai Feng was inside the Black Prison?”
Xin Peng quickly nodded, “Yes.”
“Really? Don’t lie to me.”
“It’s absolutely true, Sir. This subordinate was ordered by the Warden to come out and buy some things. I even met her a few days ago.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai was overjoyed, “Good.”
Under the Loyalty List, Xin Peng probably wouldn’t lie. Now that he was certain Luan Bai Feng was in the Black Prison, it seemed he hadn’t made this trip in vain. The ten days of waiting had finally paid off.
“How many Open Heavens are there in the Black Prison?” Yang Kai asked again.
Xin Peng thought for a moment before asking timidly, “Counting the slaves?”
“Counting the slaves, how many?”
Xin Peng opened his mouth and said, “If we count them, there are about two hundred, if we don’t count them, there are only about thirty!”
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