In the blink of an eye, three years had passed, and Yang Kai’s Divine Soul had finally recovered.
After several rounds of recuperation, his Divine Soul had become ten percent stronger than it was ten years ago.
If Yang Kai’s Divine Soul power was comparable to an ordinary Eighth Order Open Heaven cultivator more than a decade ago, then the current strength of his Divine Soul was far stronger than an Eighth Order Open Heaven cultivator.
This method was indeed a shortcut to cultivating one’s Divine Soul, a shortcut that belonged solely to Yang Kai. Without the protection of the Soul Warming Lotus, anyone who dared to do so would be digging their own grave.
However, after experiencing that kind of pain again, how could Yang Kai have the mood to use this kind of method to cultivate? It was simply not a good life.
Unless there was a day when he had no other choice, and he would need to quickly increase his Dinve Soul’s strength before considering such a method. Otherwise, he wouldn’t want to repeat his previous actions.
Twelve Soul Shattering Spike. In the past ten years, he had come in and out of the Black Ink Nest three times, killing or injuring eleven of the Black Ink Clan’s masters. This kind of accomplishment was one of a kind throughout history.
No Open Heaven cultivator at the Seventh Order could accomplish such a feat.
However, Yang Kai knew that the biggest reason he was able to accomplish this was because of the Soul Warming Lotus, not because his strength was outstanding, so even though he had achieved great results, he didn’t dare act arrogantly.
If he underestimated the Black Ink Clan too much, he would be the one to suffer.
Now, he was considering another matter, which was that the two Black Ink Disciple’s reactions in the Black Ink Nest’s space at the last moment were somewhat strange.
In fact, Yang Kai had noticed that the two Black Ink Disciple’s reactions were not quite right, but at that time, he had not thought too much about it and had only instinctively grasped the best opportunity to attack, sending out a Soul Shattering Strike to severely wound the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord.
After the three Soul Shattering Spike, Yang Kai’s Divine Soul became unstable, the pain was unbearable, and he had no energy to think about anything else.
Now that his Divine Soul had recovered, he naturally remembered the strange movements of the two Black Ink Disciple’s last moments.
All of these signs indicated that when these two Black Ink Disciple’s Divine Souls were about to disperse, they had definitely restored their original nature, otherwise they wouldn’t have attacked the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord. However, at that time, they had been too weak, so even though they had joined forces, their hasty attacks had not been able to injure the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord.
What was it that allowed them to escape the corrosion of the Ink Force and restore their original nature?
Thinking about it, Yang Kai felt that there was only one explanation.
The reason those two Black Ink Disciple had died was not because they had been injured, but because their Small Universe’s strength had been swallowed by the Black Ink Nest for a long time, causing their Small Universe to collapse.
When the Ink Force eroded the foundation of the Human Race’s Open Heaven, it was to erode the Small Universe and then reverse the nature of the Human Race.
The eroded Small Universe had collapsed, and their foundation, which had been affected by the Ink Force, had been destroyed. As a result, at the end of their lives, they had found their human identity and brazenly attacked a Black Ink Clan Territory Lord.
That was why they had laughed so boldly and happily before their deaths.
For Black Ink Disciple, such a method of death was undoubtedly the happiest relief.
He had once heard that when the Black Ink Clan had retreated from Great Evolution Pass, according to their agreement with Mi Jinglun, they had abandoned over a hundred Seventh Order Black Ink Disciples.
Even Xiang Shan and the others didn’t know how to deal with these Black Ink Disciples, so they had no choice but to ask the Old Ancestor.
Although the Old Ancestor was a woman, she had a decisive heart. With a single bow, over a hundred Black Ink Disciples died.
With that bow, the Old Ancestor seemed to have used some kind of mysterious force to restore the consciousness of the hundred or so Seventh Order masters in a short period of time, allowing them to die in Great Evolution Pass as humans.
This was the best form of respect for the soldiers who had once fought a bloody battle with the Black Ink Clan.
The deaths of the two Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples were different from the deaths of the hundreds of Seventh Order Black Ink Disciples in Great Evolution Pass, but they were still the same.
Yang Kai’s heart was filled with relief. At the very least, the two of them had died a worthy death. If they had really died on the battlefield as Black Ink Disciple, they would truly be muddleheaded.
Although their final attack did not cause any harm to the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord, it did create a good opportunity for Yang Kai to act.
From this point of view, they had fought side by side with Yang Kai.
Footsteps sounded and Yang Kai looked up to see Ouyang Lie.
During this period of time, Ouyang Lie would come to check up on him from time to time to see how he was recovering from his injuries, he didn’t disturb him and simply left.
Every time he came here, Yang Kai’s Divine Soul condition was better than the last time. Even though he had experienced this twice, Ouyang Lie had to admit that in terms of Divine Soul Recovery, the Soul Warming Lotus’ effects were impeccable.
With such a precious artifact in his possession, what need was there to fear his Divine Soul being damaged?
“This little brat is full of energy and his face is glowing. Has he recovered?” Ouyang Lie teased.
Yang Kai stood up and said, “It’s nothing serious.”
He bowed again and said, “Many thanks for Sir's protection.”
Ouyang Lie waved his hand, “It’s nothing! I have something to ask you.”
“Please explain, Sir.”
Ouyang Lie came over and asked curiously, “These years, you've been in and out of the Black Ink Nest. How many Black Ink Clan Territory Lords have you screwed over the years?”
The corner of Yang Kai’s mouth twitched, but he couldn’t be bothered to argue with Ouyang Lie’s crude words. Instead, he said honestly, “The first trip was two Territory Lords, the second trip was also two Territory Lords, the third trip was four Eighth Order Black Ink Disciples and three Black Ink Clan Territory Lords. Together, there are a total of eleven.”
Ouyang Lie’s eyelids twitched as he listened.
In the past, during that battle, he had risked his life to charge into the enemy’s army, nearly losing his life in order to kill a Territory Lord.
Yang Kai had come back and forth and actually managed to beat eleven…
There was no way to compare! Looking at this young face in front of him, Ouyang Lie sighed in his heart, feeling as if he had been slapped to death on the beach by the wave.
However, he felt more gratified.
Now that the later generations had grown up, they could finally have a successor.
Ouyang Lie didn’t know the exact details of the battle in the Black Ink Nest's Space, but over the years, he had heard some scattered information from Mi Jinglun. He knew that Yang Kai was able to accomplish this by relying on a special artifact bestowed by the Old Ancestor and the Soul Warming Lotus.
No one could imitate such a thing.
Yang Kai added, “What we can confirm is that the four Black Ink Disciple’s have all died, for the seven Territory Lords, I have no idea what happened.”
Ouyang Lie laughed loudly, “One of them must have died. I heard from your Martial Uncle Mi that when the Old Ancestor went to the Black Ink Clan’s King City to visit the Black Ink Clan’s Royal Lord, she just so happened to sense the aura of a Territory Lord demise, and more than one should have died.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Then this Disciple’s efforts over the past few years have not been in vain. Sir has come at the right time today, this Disciple is preparing to go to the Black Ink Nest's Space again and requires Sir’s protection.”
Ouyang Lie’s expression became solemn as he said earnestly, “Boy, you've done this three times. You’ve been in and out of the Black Ink Nest's Space for so long, and now you’ve dealt with eleven of the Black Ink Clan’s masters. You can’t continue like this, it’s too easy for you to get into trouble. Now that we’ve taken the advantage, the Black Ink Clan will definitely target you.”
Yang Kai shook his head, “Rest assured, Sir. If I’m not mistaken, this trip might not need to fight with the Black Ink Clan.”
Of course, if he really needed to, he wasn’t afraid. There was still a Soul Shattering Spike he wanted to use.
“What do you mean?” Ouyang Lie asked curiously.
Yang Kai replied, “Disciple didn’t want to conceal anything, it’s still just a guess, so I can’t be certain, I’ll know after a trip.”
Ouyang Lie looked at him deeply, not knowing whether to let him continue or not.
Yang Kai said, “If Disciple doesn’t return in a few days, then Disciple must have encountered the Royal Lord in the Black Ink Nest's space. At that time, I must ask Sir to inform the Old Ancestor and ask Old Ancestor to save me.”
The Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord definitely couldn’t do anything to him, so if they really wanted to deal with him now, only the Royal Lord could do so.
However, the Royal Lord had not had a good time these past few years. His injuries had not improved and he still had to be vigilant against Smiles Old Ancestor. How could he have the time to deal with him?
As such, Yang Kai felt that if he went there this time, it was unlikely he would be attacked again.
The corner of Ouyang Lie’s mouth twitched, “You’re quite impolite. Fine, I’ll allow you to go, but you must be careful. If anything goes wrong, retreat immediately. Don’t be like last time, where you have no movements for several years.”
“Disciple understand!” Yang Kai bowed and replied. Finished speaking, he activated his Small Universe’s power and opened the Small Universe’s door, allowing the Black Ink Nest to swallow his World Force while his mind connected with the Black Ink Nest’s will. Using the World Force as a bridge, he prepared to enter the Black Ink Nest’s space.
After a moment, Ouyang Lie looked at him curiously, “What are you doing?”
Yang Kai blinked and turned his head, “I can’t enter.”
“What does that mean?” Ouyang Lie was confused.
Yang Kai said, “I can’t enter the Black Ink Nest's Space! Before, this Disciple’s consciousness was connected to the Black Ink Nest’s will, so naturally, I was able to sense its location and enter it freely. Now, that space seems to have disappeared.”
“Really?” Ouyang Lie was surprised, “Let me try!”
Yang Kai didn’t try to stop him, instead withdrawing his strength and allowing Ouyang Lie to try.
A moment later, Ouyang Lie showed a look of surprise, “I really can’t enter! Why is that?”
Yang Kai muttered, “In this case, there is only one possibility.”
“Our Black Ink Nest has been removed by the Black Ink Clan. In other words, the Black Ink Clan has severed all ties with our Black Ink Nest.”
“The Black Ink Clan can do this?” Ouyang Lie was extremely surprised.
Yang Kai explained, “According to this disciple’s understanding, the situation in the Black Ink Nest's Space is like this. Every Black Ink Nest has its own will, but it doesn’t have any consciousness, so it can only be considered an inanimate object. The Black Ink Nest’s will can transform into that strange space and use it as a platform for the lower level Black Ink Nest to communicate with each other.”
“For example, on the side of the Great Evolution War Zone, the space formed by the Royal Lord-level Black Ink Nest’s will is the highest level platform, allowing all the Territory Lord-level Black Ink Nest’s will to enter. Similarly, our Territory Lord-level Black Ink Nest’s will can also be transformed into a platform for the Feudal Lord-level will to enter. Of course, we don’t have a Feudal Lord-level Black Ink Nest with us right now, so we can’t verify this point.”
“The Territory Lord-level Black Ink Nest and the Royal Lord-level Black Ink Nest have a relationship between the lower and higher grades. The former is born from the latter, while the latter probably has complete control over it. If the latter wants to completely sever its connection with the former, it may not be impossible, otherwise there is no way to explain the current situation.”
TO BE CONTINUED...