MARTIAL PEAK 4564
Yang Kai maintained his dragon body and rushed to the side of the large mineral star, pressing his Azure Dragon Spear against its side as he shouted, “Help me!”
Luan Bai Feng understood what Yang Kai meant and her figure flickered as she raised her hand to press the end of the Azure Dragon Spear together with Yang Kai’s!
The original Big Mineral Star had been split into two after breaking through the killing array. Yang Kai didn’t even consider the smaller half and simply allowed it to wander through the void. Perhaps its fate would eventually fall into some kind of killing array and be destroyed.
The remaining half, which was relatively large, was less than half the size of the original mineral star, but it was very suitable to be brought back.
After transforming into a half dragon, Yang Kai’s physical strength is extraordinary. Coupled with Luan Bai Feng’s actions, it took him a lot of effort to change its direction.
After a while, Yang Kai said, “It should be enough.”
As he spoke, he brought Luan Bai Feng with him and landed on the mineral star, allowing it to fly forward. He didn’t dare increase the speed of this mineral star too quickly. After all, on the way back, he would encounter many formations. At certain times, he needed to change directions. If the mineral star was too fast, once there was a formations blocking his way, it would be too late.
Taking out a handful of Open Heaven Pills and consuming them, Yang Kai began refining it and restore the energy he had consumed while glancing behind him thoughtfully.
Luan Bai Feng was also recovering. Although she had only used a little bit of her strength from beginning to end, changing the direction of this broken mineral star had consumed a lot of energy.
“What are you looking at?” Luan Bai Feng followed Yang Kai’s gaze and asked curiously.
After experiencing that scene just now, she was filled with admiration for Yang Kai’s whimsical thoughts. If everything went smoothly, in less than a month’s time, they would be able to bring a mineral star back to the periphery. At that time, the mine slaves would be able to mine the black stone with a peace of mind.
However, this method was probably something only Yang Kai could use, and even if it was the High Rank Open Heaven, they wouldn’t be able to use it. Before meeting Yang Kai, she had never seen anyone who could resist the strange aura of the Black Territory.
“Your attainments in the Dao of Arrays aren’t low. Did you see anything special about that killing array just now?” Yang Kai withdraw the Dragon Transformation Art and restored his appearance before asking.
Luan Bai Feng pondered for a moment before asking solemnly, “What did you see?”
“If I could see anything, would I need to ask you?” Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “But I have a feeling that this killing array isn’t as simple as it seems on the surface… that last ray of light seems to be a sword light!”
“Sword light?” Luan Bai Feng was shocked, her expression filled with shock as she asked, “Are you trying to say that the killing array was man-made?”
Yang Kai said solemnly, “If it really was a sword light, it must have been arranged by someone.”
“Impossible!” Luan Bai Feng shook her head firmly, “The power of that killing array is too terrifying, who could possibly set it up? Even if it was man-made, who would be so bored as to set it up? Don’t forget, in this Black Territory, such natural Spirit Arrays can be seen everywhere.”
“That’s right!” Yang Kai nodded, “There are so many natural Spirit Arrays here, if it was man-made, it would be too shocking.” Pausing for a moment, he continued, “Also, after staying here for so many years, you still haven’t figured out what the strange aura that filled this black territory is?”
Luan Bai Feng replied, “I studied it at the beginning, but I didn’t have any clues.”
Yang Kai frowned, “Before I came here, I heard that Black Prison is a natural prison. Is this saying spread after you occupied this place, or is it something that has existed since ancient times?”
“It has always been like that, it had nothing to do with me occupying this place,” Luan Bai Feng also frowned, “What are you trying to say?”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before replying, “I don’t know, but since the saying is that the Black Prison is a natural prison and was passed down a long time ago, if this place really is a prison, is there some kind of prisoner here? Are those natural Spirit Arrays…”
Luan Bai Feng suddenly shivered, “Stop talking, I’m getting goosebumps.”
Yang Kai smacked his lips and said, “What’s there to be afraid of? I’m just casually discussing it. Of course, these are all my own speculations, so they don’t count.”
Luan Bai Feng’s face became gloomy as she asked, “If it’s really as you say, who is imprisoned in the depths of the Black Prison? With so many natural Spirit Arrays surrounding him, how terrifying is his cultivation?”
Yang Kai rubbed his chin and thought for a moment, “That’s true, if he was really so powerful, he wouldn’t have been locked up. Perhaps I was thinking too much.”
Luan Bai Feng stared at him deeply before suddenly asking angrily, “Are you trying to scare me?”
Yang Kai sneered, “You’re so timid, how could you blame others?”
Without waiting for Luan Bai Feng to continue, Yang Kai ordered, “Enough nonsense, hurry up and watch the front. Don’t accidentally run into some kind of formations. If you do, you won’t even have time to cry.”
“You’re the one who’s going to cry!” Luan Bai Feng fumed, but although she said so, she still activated her eye technique and stared into the sky.
Along the way, they did encounter quite a number of formations of all kinds, but whether it was Yang Kai or Luan Bai Feng, both of them possessed the Eye Technique, allowing them to observe the situation in advance and change the direction of the mineral star beneath their feet.
Along the way, although it was quite difficult, they did not encounter any danger.
A full month later, the two of them returned to the periphery of the Black Territory. The main reason they had spent so much time here was because they didn’t dare increase the speed of the mineral star too quickly, lest some unforeseen event occurred and they couldn’t handle it in time.
After spending a great deal of effort, the two of them finally managed to stop this half-destroyed mineral star tens of thousands of kilometers away from the Shattered Spirit Province and Luan Bai Feng sent a message.
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, Xin Peng led a group of Open Heaven Stage cultivators over.
After landing on this broken mineral star, everyone was shocked. They had lived here for countless years, so they naturally knew what the situation in the periphery of the Black Prison was like. After so many years, there were no mineral star left in the periphery, and all of them had been mined beyond recognition, some of them even completely destroyed.
The sudden appearance of such a dilapidated mineral star was naturally astonishing.
“Sir, this is…” Xin Peng looked around curiously, confirming that he had never seen this mineral star before.
“This is a mineral star I brought back from the depths of the Black Territory with Baifeng,” Yang Kai explained casually.
Luan Bai Feng immediately turned her head and glared at him. She was not used to being called Baifeng.
Many Open Heaven Stage masters’ jaws dropped, all of them stunned, almost thinking they had heard wrong.
Yang Kai didn’t explain too much and turned to Luan Bai Feng, “Call back all of your mining slaves and start mining.”
Luan Bai Feng snorted, but she still sent out a series of orders. A moment later, many Open Heaven Stage masters rushed into the sky, obviously preparing to bring the mine slaves.
Yang Kai looked at Luan Bai Feng and asked, “How long do you think we can mine this mine?”
Luan Bai Feng pondered for a moment before replying, “Two or three years shouldn’t be a problem. The environment here is very peaceful, so the mine slaves don’t have to worry about their World Force leaking. They will have more time and energy to mine, but after two or three years, they should be able to completely mine it.”
“Two or three years, that’s about it,” Yang Kai nodded.
Although they had only brought back half of the original mineral star’s size, the amount of resources stored inside should not be too little. After all, this mining star was originally in a very deep place in the Black Territory, so it did not lack Sixth Grade or even Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade resources…
As long as he could extract all the black stones from this mineral star, it would be enough to temporarily satisfy the Void Land's need.
In the future, if worst came to worst, he would just make another trip and bring back another mineral star. Now that Luan Bai Feng had been subdued by him, the entire Black Territory was his sect’s reserve of resources. Apart from him, no one else in the depths of the Black Prison could touch it.
“Now that this matter is settled, I’ll return to the Void Land first. You handle the matters here by yourself, make a trip to the Void Land every half a year and hand over the excavated materials to me,” Yang Kai instructed.
Luan Bai Feng asked in surprise, “Leaving just like that?”
Yang Kai smiled, “Are you unwilling?”
“Bullshitt!” Luan Bai Feng couldn’t help cursing as she slowly said, “Isn’t your Void Land fighting with Zuo Quan Hui right now? Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage isn’t so easy to deal with, right?”
Yang Kai nodded solemnly, “Yes, High Rank Open Heaven is indeed powerful.” Thinking back to his last battle with Zuo Quan Hui, he couldn’t help but admit that there was a huge gap between him and a High Rank Open Heaven. Last time, Zuo Quan Hui had been careless and had been injured by his Sun and Moon Divine Wheel, but if he were to do it again, as long as Zuo Quan Hui was prepared, it would be difficult for Yang Kai to injure him again.
Luan Bai Feng said, “I’ll go with you. I’m a Sixth Order, so I should be able to exert some strength.”
Yang Kai looked at her in surprise, not expecting her to say such a thing.
He had no intention of taking Luan Bai Feng with him. There were now nine Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage masters in the Void Land, one more or one less wasn’t a big deal. The resources in Black Prison were of paramount importance, so he wanted to keep Luan Bai Feng here.
“Are you really that loyal?” Yang Kai grinned at her.
Luan Bai Feng said angrily, “If you die, how can I have a good ending? So I have to keep an eye on you.”
These words were obviously insincere, so Yang Kai observed her expression and suddenly understood why she had volunteered.
Perhaps his bold guess on the way back had frightened her, and this woman felt that the Black Prison wasn’t too safe, so she couldn’t wait to leave with him.
To be honest, Yang Kai’s speculation was just a casual remark, even Yang Kai himself felt it was a bit ridiculous, but Luan Bai Feng actually took it seriously.
“If you leave, then this place…” Yang Kai frowned slightly.
Luan Bai Feng said, “Xin Peng has also entered the Loyalty List, so you don’t need to worry about keeping him here. Later, I’ll teach him all the methods to enter and exit the Black Prison. If anything happens here, he will inform you.”
Since she had arranged everything so appropriately, Yang Kai couldn’t refuse. Luan Bai Feng is a veteran Sixth Order Open Heaven after all, so bringing her out could be considered a good battle strength, so he immediately nodded and said, “Since that’s the case, we’ll do as you say.”
Luan Bai Feng immediately called Xin Peng over and handed him several jade pieces.
TO BE CONTINUED...