The Ink Clan Royal’s massive body seemed to be using all of its strength to support itself with its remaining three long legs. It raised its head and puffed out its chest, stubbornly maintaining its royal dignity and pride.
Her arrogant eyes were filled with disdain as she stared at everyone, “Go ahead, what are you waiting for?”
All eyes turned towards Yang Kai.
The Ink Clan Royal was like a centipede that refused to fall even after death. Many of their High-Rank Open Heaven had failed to take her life, a testament to her tenacious vitality. In order to completely destroy her, the Light of Purification was the best option.
Yang Kai didn’t hesitate and stood up, his left and right hands flashing with different colored lights. When he pressed his palms together, the two colored lights turned into pure white light.
Stepping towards the Ink Clan, Yang Kai asked the question that had been bothering him for a long time, “Why didn’t you escape?”
Even though she was in a desperate situation, she had never moved, as if she had been locked in place by a great force.
The corners of the Ink Clan Royal's mouth curled upwards, but she didn’t say anything, the contempt in her eyes growing even stronger.
Yang Kai frowned, feeling that something was wrong, but at this moment, he couldn’t afford to think too deeply about it. The Ink Clan Royal was already an arrow at the end of its flight, if he didn’t kill her now, there would be no end of trouble in the future.
A dazzling white light blossomed and transformed into a beam of light that enveloped the entire Ink Clan.
A look of pain immediately appeared on her face, but she clenched her teeth and didn’t say a word.
Cracking sounds rang out as a thick ink-like power spread out from the countless wounds on her body, transforming into nothingness and causing her already weak aura to become even weaker.
However, the Ink Clan Royal seemed to have been freed as she raised her head slightly, her eyes glazed over.
The beam of light continued to wash over the giant spider’s body as the Ink Force was constantly purified. As the Ink Force faded, her body quickly became translucent.
After an incense stick’s worth of time, the Ink Clan Royal’s body was purified into a hazy phantom.
Suddenly, she smiled at Yang Kai and said, “The Ink Will is eternal!”
As soon as she finished speaking, her body burst apart like a bubble and completely disappeared.
As the light faded, Yang Kai stared at the spot where she had fallen and frowned. Even if she was an arrow at the end of its flight, the Ink Clan Royal should still have the strength to fight back, but when he was purifying her, she didn’t resist at all. This was very unusual.
The question that Yang Kai had always been concerned about was not answered.
Silence filled the air as everyone stared at the place where the Ink Clan had disappeared, neither cheering nor celebrating.
Although victory belonged to the Cave Heaven Paradise, the price they had to pay for this battle was simply too great. Two or three hundred Seventh-Order Open Heaven Stage cultivators had died, five Eighth-Order cultivators had died, and all of them had died without a complete corpse. Many of them had not even managed to save their Small Universe.
Not only that, after this battle, many High-Rank Open Heaven, in order to avoid being corroded by the Ink Force, had taken the initiative to give up a part of their Small Universe, causing their foundation to leak and their cultivation to stagnate.
Such losses had never been seen before.
Everyone quietly cleaned up the battlefield and collected the relics left behind by their fellow disciples.
On the battlefield, there were many Shattered Spirit Provinces that had been occupied by the Ink Force, some of which had been voluntarily cut off, some of which had collapse before the death of the Open Heaven Stage, filling the void of the Black Territory.
Lan Youruo flashed to Yang Kai’s side and asked softly, “What’s wrong?”
She could tell that Yang Kai was somewhat distracted.
Yang Kai shook his head, “I don’t quite understand.”
Lan Youruo guessed Yang Kai’s thoughts. After all, he had asked the Ink Clan before, so she knew that he didn’t understand why the Ink Clan hadn’t shown any signs of escaping. Nodding, she said, “I’m also a bit curious, but she’s already dead. Even if she has some kind of scheme up her sleeve, it’s difficult to use it.”
“I hope so,” Yang Kai said softly.
Six Wood Divine Lord walked over and nodded slightly towards Yang Kai, “You’ll have to continue working hard for a while. There’s still quite a bit of Ink Force here, you need to dispel it as soon as possible.”
Yang Kai replied, “Senior can rest assured, this Junior will handle it…”
Before he could finish speaking, he suddenly frowned and turned his head to look in a certain direction, in the direction where the Ink Clan had fallen.
Six Wood and Lan Youruo, who were standing next to him, looked over, but saw nothing.
However, Yang Kai clearly noticed something, and with a flash of his figure, he directly arrived at the place where the Ink Clan had died. Closing his eyes, he quietly sensed the surroundings.
His movements were noticed by many Eighth-Order Supreme Elders, and when everyone saw this, their expressions became solemn as they slowly approached.
Someone asked Six Wood, “What happened?”
Six Wood turned to Lan Youruo and asked, “What’s the situation?”
Lan Youruo shook her head, indicating that she had no idea.
No one knew what had happened, but Yang Kai’s actions had affected everyone’s sensitive nerves. After all, they had just fought a great battle with the Ink Clan Royal, and although they had paid a huge price to win, who knew if the Ink Clan Royal would leave behind some kind of trump card?
A series of secret orders were sent out, and the many High-Rank Open Heaven masters who were cleaning up the battlefield quickly gathered together. Hundreds of people formed a huge encirclement around Yang Kai, staring at him as if there was an Ink Clan Royal occupying the area.
After a while, Yang Kai opened his eyes, his expression solemn.
Six Wood lowered his voice and asked, “Little brat Yang, what did you find?”
Yang Kai turned around and said, “There seems to be a Void Corridor here!”
When everyone heard this, their expressions all changed. Six Wood even rushed forward to Yang Kai’s side and focused his senses.
A moment later, he nodded, “There is indeed something wrong.”
Although his cultivation was much higher than Yang Kai’s, he wasn’t proficient in the Space Laws, so if Yang Kai was able to sense something, he might not be able to. However, after being reminded by Yang Kai, he carefully sensed that something was wrong.
The other Eighth-Order Supreme Elders were also investigating. Some of them had noticed, while others had failed.
However, they all knew that Yang Kai was proficient in the Dao of Space. Since he had said so, he must have made some kind of discovery.
“Where does it lead to?” An Eighth-Order Supreme Elder asked.
Yang Kai shook his head, “I don’t know! Moreover, this Void Corridor has traces of being sealed. Judging from the method used to seal it, it should be quite old, but for some reason, the seal has loosened. As for where it leads… I have a wild guess.”
Six Wood’s face went pale, “Don’t make wild guesses!”
He vaguely understood what Yang Kai was thinking. If this idea was true, then the 3000 Worlds would definitely face a great catastrophe.
Yang Kai remained silent, but someone answered, “Ink Battlefield!”
Everyone’s hearts sank. The Ink Battlefield was the place where countless masters from the Cave Heaven Parade and the Ink Clan fought, and it was also a no return place.
It was precisely because there was a seal that prevented the Ink Clan from invading that the 3000 Worlds could remain safe until now.
However, if there was a Void Corridor that led directly to the Ink Battlefield, the existence of the No-Return Pass would be meaningless, and the sacrifices that the Cave Heaven Paradise had made over the years would become empty.
A heavy sigh rang out, “It seems we’ve all made a mistake. This Black Prison Seal is not imprisoning the Ink Clan Royal, but rather this Void Corridor.”
Perhaps even the Ink Clan Royal was a part of the Black Prison Great Array!
The sound of the Ink Clan’s desperate struggle rang out in everyone’s ears.
'Did you think you had won?'
'If you want to kill me, then do it! Let’s see if you can still laugh after I die!'
Everyone thought she was just shouting at the time of her death, none of them able to understand the hidden meaning behind her words. She would not reveal this secret to everyone, because her death meant that the Great Array of the Black Territory had been completely broken and the sealed Void Corridor had also been revealed, connecting the 3000 Worlds and the Ink Battlefield.
The Ink Clan could enter this Void Corridor at any moment.
Silent and solemn auras enveloped the entire place, causing everyone’s expressions to become extremely solemn.
They had thought that after experiencing so much hardship, they had finally obtained victory, but who would have thought that this was just the beginning of a disaster?
“Enough nonsense, how could this Void Corridor be connected to the Ink Battlefield,” Six Wood scolded.
“What if it is?” Someone asked.
Six Wood was speechless.
This kind of thing couldn’t be gambled, nor could it be left alone. Even if there was a one in a million chance, it still concerned the lives of countless living beings.
Six Wood turned to look at Yang Kai and asked, “Can you determine where the other side is?”
Yang Kai shook his head, “This Void Corridor was once sealed, that Ink Clan Royal may be part of the seal. Although she has died, this seal will not be broken for some time. I need to wait a few more days until the seal loosens before I can confirm the situation on the other side.”
“Then we’ll wait!” An Eighth-Order Supreme Elder said in a low voice, “Yang Kai, we need you to guard this place and observe this Void Corridor at all times. If there’s a chance, immediately investigate the situation on the other side.”
“Of course!” Yang Kai cupped his fists.
Finished speaking, Yang Kai sat down cross-legged on the spot, quietly recovering while paying attention to the changes in the Void Corridor.
The many High-Rank masters discussed for a while, leaving behind a portion to guard the battlefield while the rest dealt with the remaining issues.
Lan Youruo stood beside Yang Kai and quietly stared into the void. Even now, she could not sense any traces of the Void Corridor.
She had just broken through to the Seventh-Order not too long ago, so her cultivation was not as profound as those Eighth-Order Supreme Elders, and she was not proficient in the Space Laws, so she naturally could not detect it.
After a long silence, she suddenly asked, “Is this Void Corridor really connected to the Ink Battlefield?”
Yang Kai shook his head, “I’m not certain, but it’s very likely.”
This was the first time he had heard of the Ink Battlefield, but he knew what kind of place it was.
Pausing for a moment, he continued, “Although I don’t know what exactly happened in the ancient era, based on the information I have now, it is very likely that what happened back then was like this.”
The Ink Clan Royal had originally lived in the Ink Battlefield, but through some unknown method, perhaps she had taken the initiative, or perhaps she had accidentally discovered a Void Corridor leading to the 3000 Worlds.
Following this Void Corridor, she successfully entered the 3000 Worlds.
TO BE CONTINUED...