The gap in the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction could no longer be closed, but Wu Kuang was still able to shrink it as much as he could. This way, if the Black Ink Clan wanted to rush out through this gap, they would face even greater restrictions. Previously, there might have been a Royal Lord who could force his way out, but now that Wu Kuang’s strength had increased, his control over the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction had also become stronger, so there was no longer any Black Ink Clan Royal Lord who could do this.
Without a Royal Lord, no matter how many other Black Ink Clan rushed out, in front of the powerful Withdrawing Black Ink Army, they were nothing but food.
There weren’t many Withdrawing Black Ink Army soldiers, only a few thousand of them, but their overall strength was extremely strong. It could be said that they were the most elite of the Human Race.
Back when Yang Kai and Mi Jinglun had chosen the soldiers for the Withdrawing Black Ink Army, the minimum requirement was the Sixth Order Open Heaven. In other words, if one’s cultivation wasn’t at the Sixth Order, they wouldn’t be qualified to join the Withdrawing Black Ink Army.
Moreover, this Sixth Order Cultivation wasn’t the limit of the Withdrawing Black Ink Army’s soldiers, they still had room to grow. Now, after so many years, most of the Withdrawing Black Ink Army’s original Sixth Order Open Heaven Soldiers had advanced to the Seventh Order.
In the entire Withdrawing Black Ink Army, there were only a few whose cultivation remained at the Sixth Order, and some of these Sixth Order soldiers had reached their peak and could break through at any moment.
It could be said that the current Withdrawing Black Ink Army, with the exception of a few Sixth Order, was basically all High Rank Open Heaven.
At the beginning of the Withdrawing Black Ink Army's founding, there were only four hundred Eighth Order masters, but now there were nearly a thousand of them! The extra ones were all people who had constantly broken through their own limits over the past few years. The Withdrawing Black Ink Army had no lack of battles, so breaking through their own shackles during the bloody battle and advancing to a new realm was not difficult for these proud sons of Heaven.
There were also more than a hundred powerful Holy Spirits, as well as Divine Dragon Fu Guang, and Yang Xue had also broken through to the Ninth Order Open Heaven.
Zhao Yebai, Zhao Ya, Xu Yi, and the others even had a chance to break through their limits and break through to the Ninth Order!
The three of them were Yang Kai’s direct disciples, each of them inheriting the mantle of Yang Kai’s Great Dao, so Yang Kai had high hopes for them.
In terms of age and seniority, they weren’t much different from Shi Dazhuang, who had already broken through to the Ninth Order. Perhaps the Third Disciple Xu Yi had only cultivated for a short period of time, after all, he had entered cultivation little late, but in the long years of cultivation, that little bit of time was nothing.
Shi Dazhuang had already broken through to the Ninth Order, and amongst the rising stars, Tang Tao had also broken through to the Ninth Order. Naturally, Zhao Yebai and the other two had also reached the Ninth Order.
After thousands of years of accumulation, the Human Race would definitely be able to produce more Ninth Order powerhouse in the future.
With such a lineup, the Withdrawing Black Ink Army could be said to be the most elite group of the Human Race’s forces, so although they didn’t have a lot of people, they had enough capital to guard the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction.
Seven hundred years ago, after the appearance of the Universe Furnace, the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction had remained unchanged.
For the past seven hundred years, the thousands of Withdrawing Black Ink Army soldiers had nothing to do but take turns cultivating. Fortunately, when the Withdrawing Black Ink Army first came here, they had brought a lot of supplies with them. Although most of them had been used up, there were still some left over.
On the Withdrawing Black Ink Pavilion, the silver-haired Fu Guang looked towards the gap in the darkness and sent out a message with his Divine Sense, “Wu Kuang, how is the situation?”
It wasn’t that he had discovered anything unusual, it was just a routine inquiry. This kind of thing happened once a month, so it was obvious that Fu Guang was extremely cautious.
As usual, Wu Kuang’s lazy voice rang out in Fu Guang’s mind, “There are some small fish trying to spy on the gap, but they probably don’t have the courage to rush out.”
He had already closed the gap to its limit, so if the Royal Lord tried to force his way through, there was a high chance he would die along the way. Even if he didn’t die, he would definitely be severely injured.
Under this premise, no Royal Lord would be stupid enough to attempt to break through the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction.
Without a Royal Lord to resist Fu Guang, how could the Black Ink Clan inside the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction dare to challenge the prestige of the Withdrawing Black Ink Army? Although they had been sealed inside the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, they were not completely ignorant of the outside world. After so many years of fighting, they had deeply understood the power of the Withdrawing Black Ink Army.
“Stay alert!” Fu Guang warned.
Wu Kuang replied, “Got it, you… Huh?”
Halfway through his words, he suddenly let out a startled cry.
Fu Guang’s expression became serious as he shouted, “What’s wrong?”
However, after waiting for a moment, he didn’t receive any response from Wu Kuang. This was something that had never happened before, and Fu Guang’s heart jumped as a great sense of crisis suddenly enveloped his heart, causing him to quickly look towards the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction.
The entire Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction was like a giant dark beast lying in the void, shrouding the entire region, its end impossible to see.
This darkness was completely covered by the Ink Force. If it wasn’t for the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, it was difficult to imagine just how far this endless darkness would spread.
In Fu Guang’s vision, there was no change to the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, but the sense of unease he felt grew stronger.
He knew that something must have happened, otherwise it was impossible for Wu Kuang to not give any response.
Without hesitation, he shouted, “Prepare for battle!”
In the next moment, the entire Withdrawing Black Ink Army, whether they were cultivating or on duty, began to move. Spirit Arrays were lit up one after another, and all the soldiers in front of the artifacts were in position. In just ten breaths of time, the thousands of Withdrawing Black Ink Army soldiers were ready to fight.
A storm was brewing!
Yang Xue flashed over to Fu Guang’s side and asked solemnly, “Senior, what happened?”
Fu Guang slowly shook his head, “I don't know!”
Yang Xue’s expression suddenly became even more solemn. Even Fu Guang didn’t know what had happened, so it was clear that the situation was beyond their control.
“Where is Senior Wu Kuang?” She asked again.
Yang Xue knew that things weren’t looking good. Wu Kuang was in charge of guarding the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, but he didn’t respond. Could it be that the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction had failed? If so, it would be a disaster for the Human Race.
Just as she was looking towards the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction to investigate some clues, Wu Kuang’s voice suddenly came from the other side, sounding somewhat anxious and shocked.
“It’s awake! Be careful!”
These sentence caused Fu Guang and Yang Xue’s scalps to go numb. They both knew what Wu Kuang was referring to.
Black Ink, this ancient Supreme Master, the source of the Black Ink Clan, accompanied by the darkness born from the World's First Light, was an almost immortal existence.
The Withdrawing Black Ink Army had always been vigilant about this matter.
In the past, Cang had used the trump card left behind by Mu at the last moment to force Black Ink into a deep sleep, but no one knew how long this method would last. The only thing they could foresee was that sooner or later, this method would fail, and once that day came, Black Ink would completely awaken.
Such an ancient Supreme Master who had an extremely high chance of reaching the Creation Realm was not someone a mere Withdrawing Black Ink Army could reach. Even if the Human Race used their full strength, they might not be able to stop him.
Once Black Ink woke up, no one could guarantee that the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction would continue to suppress it.
From the looks of it, Black Ink’s awakening had a great impact on the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction. Otherwise, Wu Kuang wouldn’t have lost contact with them for such a short period of time, so he must have been fighting with Black Ink for control of the Great Restriction.
And the moment Wu Kuang issued the warning, the boundless ink color that had remained dormant in the void for seven hundred years suddenly expanded as if it had a life of its own.
This scene was like a black balloon being blown up.
“Retreat!” Fu Guang’s eyes flashed with shock as he shouted.
As he shouted, he and Yang Xue joined forces to activate the core of the Withdrawing Black Ink Pavilion in an attempt to escape.
However, the expansion of the ink color was simply too fast, and before the Withdrawing Black Ink Pavilion could move, the ink color was already within reach.
In the midst of the mighty Dragon Prestige, Fu Guang activated the Dragon Clan's Natal Divine Ability, causing the power of the Dao of Time to surge wildly, transforming into golden dragon patterns that swam through the void as if they wanted to freeze time.
Yang Xue also took action at the same time. She cultivated the Dao of Time, so when she cooperated with Fu Guang, they complemented each other perfectly.
However, it was to no avail. The ink color was only blocked for a moment before it swallowed the entire Withdrawing Black Ink Pavilion. Everyone in the Withdrawing Black Ink Pavilion, including Fu Guang and Yang Xue, felt their vision go black as they lost their sense of direction.
Looking from the outside, the ink color was still expanding rapidly, but soon after, complex patterns appeared on the edges of the ink color, quickly forming a seal.
This was the power of the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, a technique that had gathered the strength of the Ten Martial Ancestors. It was through this method that they had been able to suppress Black Ink for countless years.
The lines shrank and the ink colored waves surged, forming a stalemate.
After an unknown period of time, the stalemate gradually stabilized, and the ink color of the sea became calm.
Compared to before, the area covered by the boundless ink color was undoubtedly larger, but under the seal of the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, the boundless ink color was unable to expand.
When everything was settled, Wu Kuang’s voice suddenly rang out in the air, “You dare try to trick me! I’ll kill you sooner or later!”
From Wu Kuang’s perspective, he had indeed been tricked. For so many years, he had controlled the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction, and as his cultivation rose, the power he could control became greater. Although it wasn’t as strong as Cang’s, it was already quite good.
He was constantly monitoring Black Ink’s condition.
Before today, he was certain that Black Ink was still asleep.
But now, it seemed that he had been tricked by Black Ink. At some point, Black Ink had undergone some kind of change and accumulated some strength before suddenly attacking, catching Wu Kuang off guard.
At this point, he could confirm Black Ink’s condition.
When he realized that he had been tricked, he had thought that Black Ink had woken up, so he had warned Fu Guang.
But at this moment, from all the signs, it was clear that Black Ink had not woken up, or rather, had not truly woken up.
If it was said that Black Ink had fallen into a deep sleep in the past, then at this moment, Black Ink seemed to be in a half-awake state. Just now, when he wanted to seize control of the Heavenly Beginning Great Restriction from Wu Kuang, it was only an instinctive reaction.
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