The smile on Mo Na Ye’s face didn’t change, as if he had already anticipated Xiang Shan’s answer, “Does Sir Xiang Shan mean that the Human Race is unwilling to negotiate peace?”
In his heart, he sneered. If they really weren’t willing to negotiate peace, then there was no need for them to make such a big fuss. The representatives of the 13 Great Domain Battlefield's Human Race and the Black Ink Clan had all gathered here. Since the Human Race had come here, it could be said that they also wanted to negotiate peace and were just putting on an act.
Xiang Shan said, “Our Human Race is very satisfied with the current situation, there’s no need to change anything.”
Mo Na Ye said, “But as far as I know, in the various Great Domain Battlefields, the Human Race is basically at a disadvantage. Three years ago, if it weren’t for Sir Yang Kai appearing in Twin Poles Territory, the Human Race would have already lost.”
“You also said it was three years ago,” Xiang Shan said calmly, “Three years ago was three years ago, and now it’s different.”
Mo Na Ye frowned slightly, “Does Senior Xiang Shan mean that the various Great Domain Battlefields will remain the same?”
Seeing Xiang Shan remain silent, Mo Na Ye smiled bitterly and said, “For the sake of this peace negotiation, my Black Ink Clan has put forth a great deal of sincerity. No matter how great of an advantage we have, all of our forces will voluntarily give up and retreat. I believe the Human Race should be able to see this.”
An Eighth Order sneered, “It’s all because you were afraid of being killed by Yang Kai. Don’t speak so nicely, if you have the guts, don’t retreat…”
Without waiting for the Eighth Order to finish speaking, Mo Na Ye loudly interrupted, “Sir Yang Kai’s strength is indeed formidable, it is difficult for us Territory Lords to resist, but each time he attacks, he will at most kill a few Territory Lords before falling into a long period of recuperation. If my Black Ink Clan wants to, we can simply launch a great war while he is recuperating. How could the Human Race possibly resist?”
The Eighth Order said angrily, “If you have the ability, you can try!”
With the activation of the World Force, many Territory Lords became vigilant and the situation became tense.
Mo Na Ye’s expression remained unchanged as he looked towards Xiang Shan and said, “The matter of peace negotiations is beneficial to both the Human Race and Black Ink Clan. With the example of the Mysterious Nether Territory, I believe Sir Xiang Shan can make a wise choice.”
Xiang Shan said leisurely, “The peace negotiations now are indeed beneficial to your Black Ink Clan, so the Territory Lords no longer need to worry, but what benefits does it bring to my Human Race?”
Mo Na Ye said, “Giving the Human Race below the Eighth Order a relatively safe space to fight, isn’t that what the Human Race has been seeking?”
Originally, he had not intended to expose this matter, but now he had no choice but to do so.
Xiang Shan wasn’t surprised by this. Over the years, there had always been some humans who had fallen into the hands of the Black Ink Clan and had been turned into Black Ink Disciples. It was difficult to keep any information about the Human Race a secret.
“There seem to be many rising stars in your Human Race. If they were to accidentally die at the hands of the Territory Lord in the middle of a war, wouldn’t it be a great loss? Their death is equivalent to the death of a future Ninth Order master. Three hundred years ago, when Sir Yang Kai was killing everyone in the Mysterious Nether Territory, he took the initiative to negotiate peace. Isn’t this the reason why, today, my Black Ink Clan took the initiative to negotiate based on the treaty on Mysterious Nether Territory. Could it be that Sir Xiang Shan wants to involve himself in the flames of war again?”
Xiang Shan looked up at him and asked, “Are you threatening me?” The meaning behind these words was obvious. If this was true, then the situation would return to three hundred years ago and the Human Race’s younger generation would lose a relatively safe place to train.
Mo Na Ye humbly replied, “We wouldn’t dare. In the words of your Human Race, today, we thirteen Territory Lords have come here to negotiate peace and have already stepped into the gates of hell. We only wish to facilitate peace negotiations, so how could we dare to provoke you? If Sir Yang Kai decides to act rashly, at least half of us thirteen Territory Lords will remain!”
Although Yang Kai knew that this guy wasn’t speaking from his heart, he still felt a sense of comfort. It was no wonder he couldn’t resist flattery, especially when such a powerful Innate Territory Lord came to flatter him.
Mo Na Ye continued, “As for the benefits that Sir Xiang Shan mentioned, I admit that if we really want to negotiate peace, it will be of great benefit to the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord, so the Black Ink Clan can offer some compensation.”
“How can you compensate us?”
“How about resources?” Mo Na Ye asked, “The Human Race needs resources to cultivate, so we can gather some from each of the Great Domains. As for the amount, we can discuss it in detail.”
These words were filled with sincerity, causing the Eighth Order masters' expressions to change slightly.
No one had expected that the Black Ink Clan would actually compromise to such an extent in order to negotiate peace. For a time, they couldn’t help wondering if a peace negotiation would benefit the Black Ink Clan even more.
But no matter how they thought about it, they could only conclude that these Territory Lords were afraid of being killed by Yang Kai.
It was true that he couldn’t kill too many Territory Lords at once. If the Territory Lords were on their guard, they might be able to escape unscathed, but they were constantly being watched by such a powerful enemy.
“If that’s the case, if the Human Race is still unwilling to negotiate, then there’s nothing to say,” Mo Na Ye spread his hands and stared straight at Xiang Shan.
Xiang Shan was silent for a moment before nodding, “We can negotiate.”
As soon as these words came out, all of the Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lords immediately let out a sigh of relief and relaxed, but Xiang Shan’s words caused their hearts to rise again.
“However, not all Great Domains are participating in the peace negotiations,” Xiang Shan pointed to the table, “Forget about the Mysterious Nether Territory, of the remaining twelve Great Domains, six of them will have a peace treaty, and six of them will maintain their current state. If the Black Ink Clan cannot agree, then there is no need to discuss.”
Mo Na Ye instantly understood that this was the true purpose of the Human Race.
However, after thinking about it carefully, this condition wasn’t necessarily unacceptable. Just as he had told Six Arms before, if the Human Race wanted to train their soldiers, the Black Ink Clan also wanted to train theirs.
After advancing from the Seventh Order to the Eighth Order, the Human Race still needed to temper themselves. The Black Ink Clan also needed to break through from a Feudal Lord to a Territory Lord.
As such, only a small portion of the Great Domain Battlefield should have the peace treaty.
Turning his head to look at the other Territory Lords, he saw that all of them had nervous expressions on their faces. Mo Na Ye couldn’t help laughing. Although he felt that Xiang Shan’s request was acceptable, it had pushed him into a dilemma.
Of the twelve Great Domain Battlefields, six will have a peace treaty, while the others remain the same.
How should he choose?
Most likely, every Great Domain wanted to be part of the peace negotiations.
After a brief silence, Mo Na Ye nodded and said, “I can agree, but I also have a request.”
Seeing him agree so readily, the other twelve Territory Lords’ expressions changed slightly as they quickly recalled if they had had any kind of conflict or friendship with Mo Na Ye. Today’s peace negotiations were being managed by Mo Na Ye, so if he were to use his public authority to seek personal revenge and exclude their Great Domain from the scope of the peace treaty, their future days would be difficult.
“What request?” Xiang Shan frowned.
Mo Na Ye pointed his finger, “Sir Yang Kai is not allowed to act in any Great Domain!”
The Territory Lords were stunned for a moment and almost wanted to applaud.
They were all on edge, the one they were worried about was Yang Kai. If they could add such a line to the peace negotiations, what was there to be afraid of!
Xiang Shan was also somewhat surprised. This Mo Na Ye was actually so quick-witted and had hit the nail on the head.
“Keep dreaming!” A short-tempered Eighth Order Open Heaven cultivator slammed his hand on the table and stood up. Only a fool would agree to such a ridiculous request. If he really agreed, it would be equivalent to cutting off his own arm, and no one would be able to threaten the Black Ink Clan anymore.
Mo Na Ye smiled lightly and said, “Since it’s a peace negotiation, both sides naturally have to compromise. It’s not like my Black Ink Clan can suffer losses all the time and the Human Race can take advantage of it. If that’s the case, even if I agree to the negotiations here, the Royal Lord will not agree.”
“To be able to negotiate peace with you is already the greatest concession my Human Race has ever made. Do you really dare to have such wishful thinking?”
“As such, my Black Ink Clan is willing to compensate you with many resources.”
“Who cares about your resources?”
“If today’s peace negotiations fail, the Mysterious Nether Territory's agreement will be void.”
The originally peaceful situation suddenly became noisy, with all the Eighth Order and Territory Lords shouting and cursing across the long table. If an outsider were to come here, they would probably think they had entered a mortal market.
Mo Na Ye didn’t say anything else. He had already stated his conditions, so how to implement them would depend on the efforts of the other Territory Lords. He believed that the twelve Territory Lords would absolutely not allow Yang Kai to interfere with the war, which was also what the Territory Lords wanted to see.
“Your Black Ink Clan has many Innate Territory Lords, which is an advantage in terms of numbers compared to my Human Race’s Eighth Order. Now that you want to restrict Yang Kai, can my Human Race also restrict the number of Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lords?”
“It’s not impossible!”
The noisy crowd instantly fell silent as all the Eighth Order masters turned to look at Mo Na Ye, even the Territory Lords.
In the end, the Eighth Order master who had spoken was even more dumbfounded. He had just made an exorbitant demand, but who would have thought that Mo Na Ye would actually respond?
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Mo Na Ye smiled and said, “Everyone, there’s no need to look at me like this. As I said before, since this is a peace negotiation, it naturally has to be built on the basis that both sides are willing to compromise. We can’t let one side suffer too much loss, so we need to reach an agreement that both sides are satisfied with. Only then can we truly promote this peace negotiation. If Sir Yang Kai agrees to not take action in the future, the number of Black Ink Clan’s Territory Lord that can participate in the battle in will be reduced accordingly.”
The Black Ink Clan’s greatest advantage right now was that they had more troops than the Human Race. Not only did they have a higher number of low-level soldiers, but they also had more Feudal Lords and Territory Lords than the Human Race’s Seventh and Eighth Order masters.
As such, in every Great Domain, the Black Ink Clan had the upper hand, whether big or small. Even if the Human Race had the Light of Purification, it would be difficult for them to reverse the situation with the Evil-Breaking Divine Lance alone.
After all, the Light of Purification couldn’t be used to fight enemies on a large scale, and it would take time to refine the Evil-Breaking Divine Lance. Every time they used one, they would lose one. Now that the Black Ink Clan was on guard against the Evil-Breaking Divine Lance, it was difficult for them to play a decisive role.
However, if the Black Ink Clan reduced the number of Territory Lords participating in the battle, many of the Great Domains that were in a bad situation could be maintained.
It had to be said that although Mo Na Ye was a member of the Black Ink Clan, he was well versed in the human race nature and was extremely bold.
TO BE CONTINUED...