It could be said that in the Ink Battlefield, the reason why the Human Race had been able to hold on for so many years without being defeated was because of the Palace Artifact. This was the most effective method to resist the erosion of the Ink Force.
It wasn’t as if the Ink Clan had never thought about refining the Palace Artifacts before. They also wanted to refine the Palace Artifacts, but how could anyone refine such artifacts? The Ink Clan simply didn’t have anyone capable of refining such artifacts.
Every cultivator proficient in Artifact Refining was well protected by the various Pass. No matter what the situation was, they would never be allowed to set foot on the battlefield. If they didn’t set foot on the battlefield, they wouldn’t be turned into ink disciple, so they wouldn’t have to worry about them refining palace artifact for the Ink Clan after being turned into Ink Disciple.
On the battlefield, the two races were engaged in a fierce battle. At first, the Ink Clan’s army was able to slightly compete with the Human Race’s forces, but as time passed, the balance between the two sides gradually began to shift. The Palace Artifacts clashed, and the figures of the Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivators moved about, causing the Ink Clan army to fall. Every moment, a large number of Ink Clan cultivators were killed.
In this kind of environment, the strength of an individual could no longer change the overall situation. Only by uniting together could one determine the outcome of a battle. The Ink Clan’s side was without a leader, so there was a lack of order, while the Human Race’s side advanced and retreated in an orderly manner.
In less than an hour, more than half of the Ink Clan army had been lost. Originally, there were still many Ink Clan Feudal Lords who could command the Ink Clan to fight, but Martial Uncle Zhong’s vision was extremely sharp. After killing more than a dozen Ink Clan Feudal Lords, the Ink Clan’s side was in complete chaos. Facing the frenzied attacks of the Human Race, they could only retreat and leave behind a pile of corpses.
Yang Kai, who had transformed into a big dragon, had already gone completely berserk. A dragon and a spear rampaged through the Ink Clan army’s camp. Under the Azure Dragon Spear, the Ink Clan suffered countless casualties, and as time passed, the killing intent on his body became almost tangible, causing the Ink Clan to retreat.
Suddenly, the sound of a dull horn rang out, and in the next moment, a tender voice rang out, “Yang Kai, let's go!”
Yang Kai raised his eyes and saw Feng Ying calling out to him from within the tattered Sword Dragon, her face pale. After using her Divine Ability Manifestation to fight against the Ink Clan for so long, she had consumed a lot of energy.
Yang Kai shook his huge head, turned around, and rushed towards her, his Azure Dragon Spear shooting out to finish off the group of Ink Clans around her.
“Where are we going?” Yang Kai asked.
Feng Ying stared at the big dragon head with a complicated look in her eyes, clearly sensing the astonishing killing intent radiating from Yang Kai’s body. She didn’t know how many Ink Clan masters Yang Kai had killed in this short period of time to gather such an imposing aura, but the killing intent was so strong that it caused her skin to shiver.
“Go back!” Feng Ying explained.
Yang Kai turned his head and saw that after the sound of the horn, the Human Race had begun to retreat. It seemed that the horn was a signal to retreat.
With the army retreating, although he had yet to kill to his heart’s content, it wasn’t appropriate for him to remain here alone, so he nodded slightly.
Two giant dragons, one big and one small, chased after the Human Race’s army towards Blue Sky Pass, but Yang Kai’s dragon form was a true dragon while Feng Ying’s was a Sword Dragon Divine Ability Manifestation.
Along the way, they didn’t encounter any obstructions. Occasionally, there would be a few Ink Clan cultivators who were killed by these two.
The protective barrier around Blue Sky Pass had already been activated, and one by one, the Palace Artifacts flew in. Martial Uncle Zhong waited outside until the two of them arrived before entering together.
The barrier closed again, isolating the outside world.
Yang Kai had already put away his dragon body and turned his head back to look, a look of pity appearing on his face, “We could've kill them all.”
Just now, the Ink Clan army had been unable to stop the effective defense, and the Human Race’s momentum had been unstoppable. In Yang Kai’s opinion, they could indeed wipe out all of the Ink Clan forces on this battlefield, but for some reason, they had blown the retreat horn and missed this opportunity.
Feng Ying stood beside him and slowly shook her head, “The Ink Clan from the other battlefields are coming to give support. The longer we delay here, the more disadvantageous it will be for us. Moreover, the current environment is not suitable for our clansmen to fight.”
As if to confirm what she had said, Yang Kai saw a large number of Ink Clan soldiers rushing towards them from both sides. If they hadn’t retreated in time and were surrounded by these two Ink Clan armies, the Human Race might not have been able to gain any advantage.
At this moment, because of the deaths of countless Ink Clans, the Ink Force had transformed into clouds of various sizes, filling the void.
He wasn’t afraid of these things, and although the Human Race’s Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage had a certain degree of resistance to them, it was impossible for them to fight in such an environment for long.
Such an environment was indeed unfavorable for the Human Race.
Realizing this, Yang Kai couldn’t help baring his teeth. The environment of the Ink Battlefield was too unfriendly to the Human Race, it was difficult for them to remain in the mountain pass for many years, blocking the Ink Clan’s invasion of the 3000 Worlds.
“Are you alright?” Feng Ying asked with concern. Shen Ao and the others also looked over with shocked expressions, as if they had seen a ghost in broad daylight.
The main reason was that Yang Kai’s previous performance had been too eye-catching. After spending so much time together, it was only now that they realized this guy was actually a big dragon. The scene of the two thousand zhang long golden dragon fighting in the black tide was a great visual impact.
Moreover, he had transformed into a big dragon and used his body to protect hundreds of clansmen. After being beaten by the Ink Clan’s army, his body was in tatters, and after transforming into his human form, it could be said that he was covered in cuts and bruises. Every part of his skin that was exposed to the air was covered in golden blood.
Yang Kai shook his head, “Nothing serious.”
To him, as long as it wasn’t a fatal attack, it wouldn’t be a big deal. The Dragon Vein had a powerful restorative ability, and in addition to the Wood Element energy condensed from the essence of his Eternal Tree, in terms of restorative ability, no one would dare claim to be number one if he said he's number two.
His current injuries looked extremely miserable, but he only needed to rest for a few days to fully recover.
As they spoke, Martial Uncle Zhong walked over and stood in front of Yang Kai, glancing him up and down with a look of approval before patting his shoulder, “Very good!”
Yang Kai’s previous actions had been seen by him, so he was naturally very satisfied with his performance and was somewhat suspicious. It was said that the Dragon Clan was arrogant, and although they were responsible for guarding the No-Return Pass, they had never treated the Human Race kindly, always feeling like they were superior.
It was obvious that Yang Kai’s actions didn’t conform to the rumors. If someone had told him that the Dragon Clan would protect the Human Race, he wouldn’t have believed it.
Feng Ying introduced, “Yang Kai, this is my Blue Sky Paradise’s Martial Uncle Zhong Liang, responsible for guarding this battlefield.”
Yang Kai quickly cupped his fists, “Yang Kai greets Senior Zhong!”
Polite! Zhong Liang raised his brow, feeling that Yang Kai was no longer the Dragon Clan he had heard about in the rumors, so he didn’t say anything and simply nodded, “Let’s talk later, let’s go in first.”
He had many questions he needed Feng Ying to answer.
Yang Kai nodded and looked back suspiciously, “What are you doing?”
After entering Blue Sky Pass, the people who had been hiding inside the Palace Artifacts all came out, but they were all gathered in groups of three or five, many of them glancing towards Yang Kai and whispering to each other. Obviously, Yang Kai’s performance on the battlefield as a big dragon had stunned them.
In front of this area, there was a large door, but Yang Kai couldn’t see what was happening inside. He could only see a few dozen or so people rushing in, and a moment later, another few hundred people were rushing in, one after another.
As soon as these words came out, everyone around him looked at him in confusion, and Zhong Liang couldn’t help frowning. Logically speaking, any human would know what they were doing, but Yang Kai just didn’t.
Feng Ying was also filled with confusion. When they were together before, she hadn’t felt anything, but some of Yang Kai’s performance today made her feel that Yang Kai seemed to know nothing about the Human Race.
This was the case when he first saw Blue Sky Pass, and it was the same now.
Although she didn’t understand, Feng Ying still explained in a soft voice, “Everyone who comes back from outside must undergo a thorough examination, otherwise they won’t be placed inside.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai understood, “Are you afraid that Ink Disciple will be among them?” The people who had been transformed into Ink Disciple didn’t seem to have any abnormalities on the surface, and if one really was among the crowd, they wouldn’t easily expose themselves.
Feng Ying nodded, “In the beginning, this kind of thing happened. A single Ink Disciple could have caused great losses to the clansmen, so there was a rule that no matter who it was, as long as they left the mountain pass, they would be inspected upon returning.”
“How?” Yang Kai asked curiously.
Feng Ying misunderstood and secretly sent a voice transmission, “Don’t worry, it’s not to investigate your Small Universe. There are ways to investigate in this place, you’ll find out later.”
Since she said so, Yang Kai didn’t ask any further and patiently waited.
However, after this incident, Feng Ying felt that Yang Kai really didn’t know anything about the Human Race’s mountain pass, otherwise he wouldn’t have asked such a question.
Zhong Liang glanced over at her with a questioning look. Feng Ying slowly shook her head, indicating that she didn’t know the situation.
The speed of the inspection was very fast. Almost as soon as the first group entered, the second group was ready. In less than two hours, the Human Race army had all entered Blue Sky Pass, leaving behind Zhong Liang, Yang Kai, Feng Ying, Shen Ao, and a few others.
“Let’s go!” Zhong Liang called out and led the way.
The others followed closely behind.
Yang Kai looked around. Although it had been almost two or three years since he came to the Ink Battlefield, he had been following behind Angry Flame for quite some time now. It was only today that he finally arrived at the Human Race’s mountain pass, so he was naturally quite curious about the situation here.
After entering the door, the few of them appeared in a large hall. At this moment, the floor of the hall was lit up with a series of profound and complicated inscriptions. There was a faint fluctuation of a Spirit Array, and as far as the eye could see, there was indeed a Spirit Array carved into the ground of the hall.
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