Five hundred thousand Black Ink Clan soldiers began to suffer attacks from Spirit Arrays and artifacts five million kilometers away from the floating continent. These attacks were like a torrential storm, recklessly releasing their power.
Under normal circumstances, this kind of attack was enough to repel the Black Ink Clan army.
Not this time.
The King City was about to be lost and all the Territory Lords knew the severity of this matter, so no matter what price they had to pay, they had to help the King City.
Zhe Chung Territory Lord led the way, leading the other Territory Lords and Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple towards the Human Race army.
In the short span of five million kilometers, the Black Ink Clan had thrown up tens of thousands of corpses, practically stepping over the corpses and blood of their clansmen as they advanced. The Territory Lords and Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple masters who had rushed forward were all injured.
This time, the Black Ink Clan displayed unimaginable resilience and decisiveness. Under the relentless attacks of the Human Race’s Spirit Arrays and Artifacts, the Territory Lords and Feudal Lords did not retreat. Even if their clansmen fell one after another, it was difficult to stop their advance.
This was because the Territory Lords knew that this price had to be paid. As long as they could close the distance between them and the Human Race, the Black Ink Clan would be able to rely on numbers to gain an advantage.
Although the confrontation over the past few years had been intermittent and had not been explosive, the Black Ink Clan was still able to grasp the basic strength of the Human Race.
The Human Race was known as a great army of thirty thousand soldiers. Perhaps when they first arrived near Great Evolution Pass, there were indeed thirty thousand of them, but among them were thousands of Artifact Refiners, Array Masters, Alchemists, and other special talents. In addition to the losses they had suffered over the years, the Human Race was only able to mobilize twenty thousand people.
On the other hand, the Black Ink Clan’s army numbered five hundred thousand, and their high-end combat strength was not much inferior to the Human Race’s.
Even if the Human Race had a Battleship, they wouldn’t be able to gain any advantage.
The five hundred thousand strong army stepped on the blood and corpses of their clansmen and finally approached the Human Race’s camp, but when they stepped inside, they were stunned.
Because the floating continent, which had been filled with people just a moment ago, was now empty, not a single living person could be found.
Not only that, but many of the artifacts that had been placed in the Spirit Arrays as the eye of the Spirit Array had also been taken away, leaving behind only a large number of Spirit Arrays!
The Territory Lords’ Divine Senses swept out, but within the range of their Divine Senses, there was no trace of the Human Race.
Where did they go?
The Territory Lords couldn’t understand how the Human Race had managed to retreat in such a short time without leaving any traces behind.
Even the Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple who had a deep understanding of the Human Race couldn’t explain.
After all, they had been turned into Black Ink Disciple thirty thousand years ago, and the Expelling Black Ink Battleship and Universe Formation had only appeared after Yang Kai had come to the Ink Battlefield, so how could they have known about its mysteries?
“Damn it!” One of the Territory Lords roared as he stomped his foot on the ground, releasing a violent burst of energy that caused the entire floating continent to tremble.
“Don’t!” Zhe Chung quickly stopped him, but it was too late.
A dangerous aura suddenly enveloped the entire floating continent, and soon after, the many remaining Spirit Arrays on the floating continent began to glow and connect.
In the blink of an eye, the entire floating continent was covered by a massive array.
As countless Black Ink Clan figures flew into the sky, the floating continent suddenly exploded and a violent energy swept out, causing the Territory Lords’ faces to turn ashen.
When the aftershocks subsided, Zhe Chung's expression became ugly as he looked over, only to see that the floating continent had already been reduced to dust. During that series of events just now, more than ten thousand of the Black Ink Clan’s forces had been wiped out!
These were all low level Black Ink Clan soldiers, most of them being High Rank or Low Rank Black Ink Clan.
Although the loss wasn’t great, it was quite disgusting.
Moreover, he was also glad that this floating continent wasn’t too big. To be safe, there weren’t too many Black Ink Clans who had stepped onto this floating continent just now, otherwise, their losses wouldn’t have been so small.
Zhe Chung turned his head and glanced at the Territory Lord who was stomping his feet just now, causing this Territory Lord to fly into a rage and angrily say, “I want to kill them all! I must kill them all!”
The five hundred thousand strong Black Ink Clan army from Great Evolution Pass had only traveled half a day and had already lost ten percent of their army.
The remaining four hundred thousand strong army knew that there was a trap waiting for them, but they could only brace themselves and continue to fight.
Zhe Chung wasn’t stupid, otherwise he wouldn’t have immediately escaped from Wind and Cloud Pass that day. A foolish Territory Lord was destined to die.
Over the years, he had fought many battles with the Human Race’s North and South Army, so he had long since noticed that there was an opponent in their camp who was proficient in strategy.
Facing such an opponent, no amount of caution was excessive.
Therefore, after setting out again, the Black Ink Clan army didn’t march in a straight line but instead took a detour. Even Zhe Chung himself didn’t have a fixed direction, this way, he could ensure that the army wouldn’t fall into the trap that the Human Race had prepared beforehand.
This was especially true for some floating continents or Universe Fragments. As long as the Black Ink Clan’s army encountered them, they would avoid them and never set foot on them.
They had suffered such a loss before.
After three days of marching, there was still no trace of the Human Race’s army, nor was there any sign of the scouts sent out by the four forces. It was as if the Human Race’s army had disappeared into thin air.
Zhe Chung knew that the Human Race wouldn’t let this matter go so easily. They must be hiding somewhere and secretly waiting for something.
Once again bypassing the area where the Universe Fragment was located, without any warning, a large number of runic seals appeared in the void. These seals connected with each other and quickly transformed into a large array, cutting off the Black Ink Clan army.
With this disturbance, the originally peaceful and orderly army fell into chaos.
The Human Race rushed out at this moment. No one knew where they had been hiding, but it was as if they had appeared out of thin air.
One Battleship after another flew towards the divided Black Ink Clan army.
After less than an incense stick’s worth of time, the Human Race took the initiative to retreat, and when they did so, it was time for the Black Ink Clan army to reorganize.
One more step, and the Black Ink Clan army would be able to gather their strength and attack the Human Race.
Although Zhe Chung’s heart was filled with anger, he didn’t dare give the order to pursue. No one could guarantee that the Human Race wouldn’t set up some kind of trap while retreating.
If they fell into the Human Race’s trap again, wouldn’t that make him seem incompetent?
Under this order, the Black Ink Clan army reorganized and set out once more.
However, in the next ten days or so, such a situation occurred again. No matter how hard Zhe Chung tried to endure it, he almost couldn’t.
He couldn’t understand why he had been constantly changing the direction of the army’s advance. Five days journey will take ten days, but he had still step into the Human Race’s trap.
This was definitely not a coincidence, nor was it the human race who had calculated their path.
After all, even Zhe Chung himself didn’t know which direction he would lead his army in, so how could the Human Race know?
There was only one possible explanation for this situation.
During the journey from Great Evolution Pass to the King City, the Human Race had set up a large number of traps in various directions, so although the Black Ink Clan army was constantly changing directions and was able to avoid this trap, they would eventually step into another one.
Realizing this, Zhe Chung couldn’t help gasping.
If that was the case, the number of traps that the Human Race had set up would be unimaginable, and the amount of resources they would have to spend would be massive.
However, considering that the Human Race had been stationed outside Great Evolution Pass for more than a hundred years, these things should be possible.
There was also something else he was very concerned about, which was that several times, when he had his army pass through some floating continent or Universe Fragments, they would encounter human traps.
From the looks of it, the Human Race had definitely figured out what he was thinking, and act in the opposite direction. Instead of setting up traps in the floating continent and Universe Fragment, they had set up traps outside.
In other words, the floating continent and Universe Fragments were actually safe!
Thinking so, he made up his mind.
The Great Evolution Pass' Black Ink Clan’s five hundred thousand strong army set out from Great Evolution Pass and spent more than a month just to cover thirty percent of the journey.
It couldn’t be helped. Although they had avoided many of the traps set up by the Human Race, they had wasted a lot of time. If they had marched in a straight line, they would have been able to see the King City from a distance in a month.
In just a month, the five hundred thousand strong army had fought with the Human Race several times, but now only four hundred thousand remained. The Territory Lord and the Eighth Order Black Ink Disciple were still alive, but the Feudal Lords had suffered many losses.
In the void, the Black Ink Clan’s army continued forward towards the King City.
At the same time, in a certain void filled with floating continents, the North and South Army fleet was hidden. With the help of the Battleship, the mobility and speed of the Human Race was not something the Black Ink Clan could compare with, so the North and South Army would always be able to block the Black Ink Clan’s advance.
The Universe Fragments on the two Expelling Black Ink Battleship was more than enough to ensure that they could quickly compensate for any mistakes in predicting the direction of the Black Ink Clan’s advance.
At this moment, Mi Jinglun, Ouyang Lie, and many other Eighth Order Garrison Chief were gathered on the Central Army Expelling Black Ink Battleship.
Mi Jinglun’s expression became solemn as he said, “If we’re lucky, the Black Ink Clan’s army will pass through here, and this place will be the place where we will fight against the Black Ink Clan’s army.”
“Have we used up all the previous arrangements?” Ouyang Lie asked. He didn’t really care about the affairs of the army and had left them to Mi Jinglun to handle. What he was interested in was fighting with the Black Ink Clan’s masters and finding an opportunity to kill them, so although he had some understanding of the North and South Army’s arrangements, his understanding of them was not as comprehensive as Mi Jinglun’s.
Mi Jinglun shook his head and said, “There are so many arrangements, how could we possibly use them all up? Twenty or thirty percent of them weren’t even used, but we had already anticipated this result when we set them up. It’s just that our arrangements have ended here, if we continue forward, there won’t be any more.”
There was no other choice. Although the North and South Army had spent more than a hundred years and consumed a massive amount of resources to set up a large number of traps in the void, it was impossible for them to set up traps all the way to the King City.
This place was already the limit, and if they continued forward, the Black Ink Clan army would be able to move as if they were walking on flat ground.
TO BE CONTINUED...