It had to be known that in the past, when the Black Ink Clan’s invasion campaign had lasted for more than a hundred years, perhaps not a single Eighth Order Human Race cultivator had fallen, and no more than a thousand Eighth Order had fallen.
Because the Human Race had a powerful mountain pass behind them, they could return to the pass at any time to recuperate and avoid too many casualties.
Moreover, the Human Race soldiers guarding each mountain pass only numbered thirty to forty thousand. If too many of them died in a single battle, it would be too late to replenish the forces from the 3000 Worlds’ Cave Heaven Paradise.
Even though the Cave Heaven Paradise’s foundations were rich, a Sixth Order Open Heaven cultivator could not be casually cultivated.
If this went on for a long time, the number of people here would be thin and the mountain pass would be lost.
Relying on various mountain passes and the palace artifacts, the Human Race’s soldiers were able to effectively kill the Black Ink Clan while also protecting themselves.
Recovering the Great Evolution Pass was different.
The Palace Artifact could still be relied on, but the dangers of the mountain pass could not be relied on. For example, in the previous battle, the North and South Army has no choice but to completely defeat the Black Ink Clan army, causing more casualties.
In this battle, three thousand of the thirty thousand strong army had fallen, with almost ten percent of them dying. It was truly heartbreaking.
Not to mention the fall of four Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs.
“I heard from a Martial Uncle that in comparison, the threat the Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple pose to the Garrison Chief is far greater than that of the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord,” Ma Gao’s expression was somewhat bleak, “This is not only because Black Ink Disciple are from the Human Race and have a better understanding of the Human Race, but also because they have been corroded by the power of the Ink Force. No matter how high their cultivation is, they still think of the Black Ink Clan as the supreme beings. When the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lords fight with the Garrison Chief, if their strength is lacking, they will flee in fear, but the Black Ink Disciple are different. Under the orders of those Territory Lords, they don’t care about their lives at all. Even if they die from heavy injuries, they will drag the Garrison Chiefs down with them. None of the four Garrison Chiefs that fell were killed by the Territory Lord, but because of the Black Ink Disciple’ madness!”
Yang Kai’s heart sank.
An Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple’s strength may not be comparable to an Eighth Order Open Heaven master, but if they didn’t care about their own lives, they would still be an extremely dangerous existence.
This could also be the reason why so many Black Ink Disciple had died in this battle. Under the orders of the various Territory Lords, they had used their lives to buy time for the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord to escape.
It was conceivable that there were only four Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs that had fallen, but there were definitely more injured.
“Those Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples were originally from the Human Race, but now they are helping the Black Ink Clan. How hateful!” As Ma Gao spoke, he waved his fist as if he was facing an invisible enemy.
Fortunately, during the construction period of the Great Evolution Army, they had made all the necessary preparations. Although the North and South Army only had thirty thousand people, there were sixty Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivators.
Relying on these sixty Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivators, the North and South Army was able to obtain a huge advantage on the high-level battlefield. On the Black Ink Clan’s side, there were only forty or fifty Territory Lords and Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples in total.
In terms of high-level combat strength, the Human Race had the absolute advantage.
If it weren’t for the fact that the Black Ink Disciples had acted too crazily in the last stage of the pursuit, sacrificing themselves to protect the Territory Lords, causing the Garrison Chiefs of the North and South Army to have some scruples, all of the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lords would have been killed in this battle.
The North and South Army had pursued the Black Ink Clan army for nearly four days, and just as they were about to reach their limit, the Black Ink Clan reinforcements from the Great Evolution Pass arrived.
As early as the start of their escape, the Black Ink Clan had already sent people to the Great Evolution Pass to ask for help. When the Great Evolution Pass found out that the Human Race had appeared halfway to attack them, they were also shocked.
Considering the weakness of the Human Race’s army, the Great Evolution Pass' Black Ink Clan decisively sent out their troops.
In the void less than a day’s journey from Great Evolution Pass, Great Evolution Pass’s reinforcements met up with the fleeing Black Ink Clan army. The North and South armies fought with them for a while, knowing that it was impossible to completely wipe out the Black Ink Clan, they had no choice but to withdraw and recuperate.
Currently, the camp of the North and South Army was less than half a day’s journey away from Great Evolution Pass, and there was no intention of concealing anything. They simply stood in front of Great Evolution Pass, as if they were ready to beat anyone who dared to show their face.
The Black Ink Clan’s losses this time were not small, nearly thirty Territory Lords and Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples had fallen, so even though they were shocked, none of them dared to provoke them.
Just like that, the two sides temporarily coexisted peacefully, but everyone knew that this was only the surface. Perhaps in the near future, an opportunity would suddenly appear and break this peace.
This was what the North and South armies wanted to see.
The previous battle had been the most dangerous one all the soldiers had experienced, causing many casualties to the army. Now that they urgently needed time to recover, the Black Ink Clan’s side didn’t make any moves, so it was a good idea.
After chatting with Ma Gao, Yang Kai understood the current situation.
Ma Gao had other matters to attend to, so he quickly bid farewell and left.
Yang Kai watched him leave and continued towards the meeting place.
After waiting outside the main hall for a moment, the Regiment Commander summoned him.
Entering the hall, he saw Mi Jinglun and Ouyang Lie discussing something, but soon the two of them came to a decision and Ouyang Lie quickly left.
Only then did Mi Jinglun have the time to pay attention to Yang Kai. Raising his head, he asked, “Why didn’t you rest for a while? Have your injuries not healed yet?”
Yang Kai cupped his fists and said, “It’s no big deal. Disciple came here to bid farewell. The Old Ancestor and the Royal Lord should have already exchanged blows, so the Old Ancestor may need Disciple’s help.”
Mi Jinglun nodded, “Naturally. Since that’s the case, you should leave immediately.”
“Does Sir have any news for Disciple to convey?” Yang Kai asked again.
Mi Jinglun pondered for a moment before smiling and saying, “Tell Brother Xiang and Junior Sister Liu on behalf of the North and South Army that the Great Evolution Pass’ Black Ink Clan will not bring any trouble to the East and West armies, so let them act freely.”
“Disciple will remember,” Yang Kai nodded and cupped his fists, “Disciple will take his leave.”
“Be careful on the road,” Mi Jinglun warned.
After bidding Mi Jinglun farewell, Yang Kai leapt into the void.
Although he had yet to recover from his injuries, it didn’t affect his speed at all. Under the control of his Space Law, he was able to move about freely, occasionally activating the Universe Escape Law to sense the position and distance of the Expelling Black Ink Battleship.
There were no obstacles along the way.
One day later, Yang Kai had entered the depths of the Black Ink Clan’s territory. This position should have been dominated by the Black Ink Clan, but at this moment, he couldn’t see any of them.
Yang Kai even passed by one of the feudal lords’ territories, but he didn’t see any signs of life. The Black Ink Clan seemed to have completely disappeared.
This position was enough for him to activate the Universe Escape Law and return to the Expelling Black Ink Battleship of the East and West armies. His figure paused for a moment as he activated the Universe Escape Law, causing a spirit array to light up beneath his feet. After the light disappeared, Yang Kai’s figure also disappeared.
Inside the familiar Universe Formation and the familiar Expelling Black Ink Battleship, Yang Kai arrived at the nearby Space Array with ease, passing through it and arriving on the deck of the Expelling Black Ink Battleship.
Just like how the North and South Army’s Expelling Black Ink Battleship’s Space Array was guarded, this place was also guarded. As soon as he saw Yang Kai, this Seventh Order’s eyes lit up, “Senior Brother Yang!”
Yang Kai nodded slightly.
The Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator said, “Senior Brother Yang, the Regiment Commander has ordered you to meet him immediately after you return.”
“I was just about to report back,” As Yang Kai spoke, he turned his head and glanced into the void.
A day ago, when he left the North and South Army, he had told Mi Jinglun that the Old Ancestor should have already fought with the Royal Lord.
But now, it seemed that these two were still fighting. Because he was here, Yang Kai could clearly feel the energy fluctuations coming from the depths of the void.
This was obviously the aftermath of the battle between the Old Ancestor and the Royal Lord.
How many days had passed?
Yang Kai secretly clicked his tongue. Before the North and South Army ambushed the Black Ink Clan’s army, Yang Kai had already sensed the movements of these two, so it was likely that they had just fought.
Seven or eight days had passed in the blink of an eye, but they were still fighting. It seemed like the battle was quite intense.
But thinking about it, there was nothing strange about it. At the level of the Old Ancestor and the Royal Lord, once they fought, it would be impossible to determine the victor in a short time. Not to mention seven or eight days, if those two were willing, they could even fight for seven or eight years.
However, Yang Kai estimated that although the Royal Lord was willing to delay, the Old Ancestor was definitely unwilling.
The reason she had asked him to come with the army was obviously to make use of his Small Universe’s advantage in healing her injuries. If he was in the position of the Old Ancestor, he would have found an opportunity to exchange injuries with the Royal Lord, so this battle should end soon.
Pushing these thoughts aside, Yang Kai walked towards the meeting room.
This time, he didn’t even need to send a message. A Senior Brother standing outside saw him arrive and immediately welcomed him inside. Obviously, the Regiment Commander had given him an order beforehand.
Inside the hall, with Xiang Shan and Liu Zhiping as the leader, there were several other Eighth Order masters.
Seeing Yang Kai appear, Xiang Shan cut off his original words and asked, “You’re back? How was your trip?”
Yang Kai bowed, “Greetings, Sirs, I have not failed!”
Xiang Shan nodded, “How is the situation with the North and South Army?”
Yang Kai said, “Before this Disciple returned, a great battle had just taken place over there. The North and South Army thirty thousand soldiers attacked a group of Black Ink Clan troops from the Great Evolution Pass, annihilating more than three hundred thousand enemies, killing six Territory Lords, and over twenty Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple.”
Hearing this, an Eighth Order Garrison Chief immediately shouted, “Good!”
Xiang Shan was concerned about something else, “What about their own casualties?”
Yang Kai reported honestly, “Four Eighth Order Garrison Chiefs have fallen and three thousand below the Eighth Order have died!”
Liu Zhiping sighed, “It’s just as we expected.”
Xiang Shan rubbed his forehead, “Yeah, who would have thought that there would be so many high grade Black Ink Disciples in the Great Evolution War Zone. Basically, every Territory Lord has two or three Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples.”
From the meaning of his words, it was clear that this side also knew about the existence of an Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple. From this, it could be seen that the East and West Army had fought with the Black Ink Clan.
This saved Yang Kai a lot of trouble. Originally, he had wanted to report the matter of the Black Ink Disciple to this side, but now that Xiang Shan and the others knew about it, there was no need for him to waste his breath.
TO BE CONTINUED...