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Hearing this, Yang Kai asked curiously, “Does everyone know about this?”


The Feudal Lord chuckled, “We naturally pay attention to the Territory Lord’s affairs.”


Yang Kai suddenly understood, “I see.”


Knowing that Yang Kai was Black Abyss’ Black Ink Disciple, this Feudal Lord’s expression became much gentler as he said, “If you want to find Zha Gu, go in this direction. According to your Human Race, he lives about three thousand kilometers away.”


Yang Kai followed his lead and cupped his fists, “Many thanks.”


After bidding farewell to this Feudal Lord, Yang Kai flew in that direction, covering a mere three thousand kilometers.


From afar, Yang Kai saw a building similar to Black Abyss old castle standing atop a barren mountain. Looking around, there were no signs of any other Black Ink Clan living within a hundred kilometers. If he was not mistaken, this should be where Zha Gu lived.


Yang Kai landed in front of the old castle and used his Divine Sense to perceive that there were many Black Ink Clans living inside this castle, but most of them were just Low Rank Black Ink Clans, the High Rank Black Ink Clan is extremely rare.


In the deepest part of the old castle, there was a familiar aura to Yang Kai, which should be Zha Gu.


After confirming that the other party lived here, Yang Kai immediately called out, “Brother Zha Gu!”


With a loud bang, the old castle shook and many Black Ink Clan cultivators looked towards the source of the sound. Zha Gu, who seemed to be in the midst of healing himself, was startled and slowly opened his eyes, staring towards the source of the sound.


A moment later, the door to the old castle opened and Zha Gu stepped out, staring at Yang Kai in surprise, “Why did you come here?”


Yang Kai cupped his hands and smiled, “I’ve come to pay my respects to Brother Zha Gu, I hope I haven’t disturbed you.”


Zha Gu nodded slightly, “Come in and talk.”


After Zha Gu entered the old castle, he arrived at a courtyard and sat down.


“Does the Territory Lord have any instructions?” Zha Gu asked. In his opinion, for Yang Kai to come here alone as Black Ink Disciple, it was highly likely he had received some kind of secret order from the Territory Lord.


Unexpectedly, Yang Kai shook his head and said, “Since the day the Territory Lord entered the Black Ink Nest to heal his injuries, her has not shown himself. I heard that it will take several years.”


So it wasn’t the Territory Lord who was looking for him, Zha Gu couldn’t help letting out a sigh of relief.


“Today, I came to find Brother Zha Gu myself, I have something I need your help with,” Yang Kai said.


Zha Gu frowned slightly, “What can I help you with?”


Although Yang Kai was a Black Ink Disciple under Black Abyss and was highly regarded by Black Abyss, he was still only a Black Ink Disciple. Zha Gu was willing to make friends with him, but not to the extent of currying favor with him, so he had to first find out what kind of help he needed before making a decision.


Yang Kai sighed and slowly said, “I want to ask Brother Zha Gu if the Black Ink Clan has any way to make money.”


“The way to make money?” Zha Gu was surprised.


“A way to make money,” Yang Kai coughed lightly, “As you know, when we Human Race soldiers go out to battle, we usually don’t bring any supplies with us. A few days ago, I was subdued by the Territory Lord, and now that my Small Universe has been damaged, I need the Profound Female Spirit Fruit to repair it. I also need cultivation resources, but the Territory Lord has entered the Black Ink Nest to enter closed door cultivation to heal. I don’t have anything on me, so whether it’s repairing the Small Universe or cultivating, it cannot be met.”


Zha Gu asked in confusion, “If it’s the Profound Female Spirit Fruit, didn’t the Territory Lord ask Lord Gui Liao to find one for you? With Lord Gui Liao’s status, it shouldn’t be difficult for him to find one.”


“Perhaps,” Yang Kai nodded, “But I seem to have offended Lord Gui Liao, so he might not be willing to help me find it.”


Hearing this, Zha Gu was startled, “You offended Lord Gui Liao? What happened?”


Yang Kai helplessly explained the conflict he had with Liu Zian.


Zha Gu looked at him with a strange expression, “Just because of this, you offended Lord Gui Liao?” From his tone, it seemed like agreeing to Gui Liao was no big deal, so he couldn’t understand why Yang Kai would refuse.


Yang Kai spread out his hands, “Brother Zha Gu also knows that the two times I cut off my Small Universe territory, my foundation has already been damaged and my strength has fallen greatly. If I allow Lord Gui Liao to swallow my Small Universe’s strength, my grade may even fall. If such a situation really happens, what use do I have for the Territory Lord? At that time, wouldn’t I become trash?”


“That’s true,” Zha Gu nodded.


“That’s why I had no choice but to disappoint Lord Gui Liao, but in this case, I’m afraid I can’t count on the Profound Female Spirit Fruit from him.”


Zha Gu frowned, “There’s no need for that. He wouldn’t dare disobey the orders of the Territory Lord, but you might need to wait a while.”


Yang Kai said to himself, “How can I wait?” The Subtree was constantly repairing his Small Universe. If he didn’t quickly find a Profound Female Spirit Fruit to cover it up, his Small Universe’s secret would soon be exposed.


Zha Gu comforted, “Rest assured, before the Territory Lord comes out, he will definitely find you a Profound Female Spirit Fruit.”


Yang Kai shook his head and said, “It’s better to work for it then to ask others. I’ll think of a way to obtain the Profound Female Spirit Fruit myself. The city should have some for sell.”


Zha Gu said, “There are indeed some for sell, but these things have always been very expensive and cost a lot of Black Ink Coin.”


“That’s why I’m not here to ask Brother Zha Gu for advice on how to make money. I don’t know how Brother Zha Gu can teach me!” Yang Kai looked at him humbly.


Zha Gu wore a difficult expression.


Since Gui Liao had already spoken, if he were to help Yang Kai now, it would be equivalent to offending Gui Liao. It was obviously not worth it to help the Black Ink Disciple, not to mention that he had no other choice, even if he did, he might not be willing to say it.


Yang Kai observed his expression and immediately said, “Brother Zha Gu, don’t worry, if there really is a suitable method for me to earn Black Ink Coin, I will definitely reward you greatly.”


Zha Gu’s expression changed slightly as he thought for a moment before saying, “There is indeed a way to deal with your situation.”


Yang Kai’s eyes lit up, “Oh? What is it?”


Zha Gu said, “Do you know about World Sphere? I can offer you some money to buy some blank World Sphere. You can pour your strength into them and then sell them. In this way, one World Sphere can earn a lot of Black Ink Coin. As long as you can get ten World Spheres, you should be able to buy one Profound Female Spirit Fruit.”


The corner of Yang Kai’s eyes twitched, not expecting him to use such a method. He immediately shook his head and said, “Brother Zha Gu, please don’t joke with me. Right now, I can’t even guarantee my own cultivation, so how could I have the spare energy to pour into World Sphere? If I really do that, my grade will definitely drop, and the gains won’t make up for the losses.”


“That’s true. In the words of your Human Race, this is called killing a chicken to get its eggs.”


Yang Kai thought to himself 'This saying could also be used here?' However, he didn’t bother correcting him and instead changed the subject, “I heard there’s a Blood Fighting Arena in the city?”


“You want to fight in the Blood Fighting Arena?” Zha Gu immediately understood Yang Kai’s intentions.


Yang Kai nodded, “However, in this case, I will need a true member of the Black Ink Clan to lead me, and after thinking about it, only Brother Zha Gu is the most suitable. If Brother Zha Gu is willing to make a bet with someone, I will not disappoint you. When the time comes, I will split the profits with Brother Zha Gu.”


Zha Gu shook his head, “This is indeed a good idea, but it won’t work for you.”


“What do you mean?” Yang Kai didn’t understand.


Zha Gu explained, “Since it’s a blood fight, it naturally has to be equal in strength. You’re a Seventh Order, so you don’t have any suitable opponents in the Blood Fighting Arena. The Black Ink Disciple who participated in the blood fight over there are all below the Seventh Order.”


Yang Kai thought about it carefully. When he was fighting the four blood fight with Angry Flame, he hadn’t seen any fights between Seventh Order Open Heaven cultivators. Now it seemed that the power of a Seventh Order Open Heaven cultivator was too great, and there weren’t many Seventh Order Black Ink Disciples. The Black Ink Clan was extremely rare, so they naturally wouldn’t allow them to easily enter the Blood Fighting Arena and risk dying.


This wouldn’t do, and that wouldn’t do either. Fortunately, Yang Kai was prepared and immediately sighed, “It seems I can only work a bit harder and sell out my skills.”


Zha Gu asked curiously, “Skill? What kind of skill?”


Yang Kai said, “I discovered on the battlefield that the Black Ink Clan rarely uses their artifacts to fight. Not to mention the High Rank and Low Rank Black Ink Clan, even the High Rank Black Ink Clan rarely uses their artifacts. The Black Ink Clan seems to be more accustomed to using their Ink Force and various Secret Arts to fight against the Human Race.”


Zha Gu nodded, “The Ink Force is the source of my Black Ink Clan’s power, just like the World Force of the Human Race’s Small Universe. My Black Ink Clan itself is stronger than the Human Race, but we don’t understand the Dao of Artifact Refining. The treasures of the Black Ink Clan are basically all stolen from the Human Race or refined by the Human Race’s Black Ink Disciple, so they are extremely rare. However, most of the artifacts snatched from the Human Race are not suitable for the Black Ink Clan to use.”


Yang Kai asked, “Does Brother Zha Gu have his own artifact?”


Zha Gu shook his head and said, “I once obtained a human race long sword, but its grade wasn’t very high and it wasn’t very suitable for me to use. After using it once, I lost it.”


Yang Kai thought about it for a moment. Zha Gu’s huge body holding a human race long sword was no different from him holding a small dagger, so it was difficult for him to display his full strength on the battlefield.


Raising his brow slightly, he asked, “What if I help Brother Zha Gu refine a treasure?”


Zha Gu was slightly startled, “You know how to refine artifacts?”


“A little.”


“You really know how to refine artifacts?” Zha Gu was shocked, “Then aren’t you a human race Artifact Refiner?”


Yang Kai smiled reservedly, “I guess so.”


Zha Gu looked him up and down, clearly somewhat surprised, “Is this the skill you just mentioned?”


“Naturally,” Yang Kai frowned, “Does Brother Zha Gu not trust me?”


Zha Gu shook his head and said, “It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s just that… I’m a bit surprised that you’re actually an Artifact Refiner. The Human Race has always spared no effort in protecting the Artifact Refiners, so why would you appear on the battlefield?”


Yang Kai replied, “Artifact Refining is just a hobby of mine in my spare time, so I haven’t really put much thought into it. Very few people in the Human Race know that I’m an Artifact Refiner, and ever since I broke through to Open Heaven, I haven’t done any Artifact Refining. However, although I’ve let go of it for many years, my craftsmanship should still be there.” Yang Kai leaned forward slightly and said in a bewitching tone, “Brother Zha Gu, do you want to try it? If you have a suitable artifact, you may be like a tiger with wings on the battlefield.”


Zha Gu couldn’t resist such temptation and immediately stood up, “Follow me.”


TO BE CONTINUED...

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