God and Devil World - Chapter 181-190
Chapter 181: Move Out!
After a light kiss, Ning Yuxin was like a terrified little doe, her face flushed extremely red, as she looked at Yue Zhong whose eyes were wide open in shock, as she stammered out in embarrassment: “Like this….you should be satisfied!! Bro….ther! Time to get up!”
Yue Zhong stared at the once-cold Ning Yuxin who had just exhibited the characteristics of a 2D persona from manhwas, and did not look away. Her entire uncomfortable demeanor and the unease of her earlier actions, gave her an interesting sense of charm.
“If you still…don’t get up…you’re going….to…be late! Bro…..ther!” Ning Yuxin was feeling increasingly shy as she was stared at by Yue Zhong, stammering her words out with difficulty.
“Hahahaha!!!!” Ning Ruozi had just entered Yue Zhong’s chambers, and saw her sister’s embarrassed and awkward behaviour, and could not help but hug her belly and roared out in laughter!!
“This is bad!!!!” Ning Yuxin was laughed at by her sister, and feeling faint, she dashed out of the room, and escaped!
Ning Ruozi watched her sister run away, as she put on her angelic smile and jumped beside Yue Zhong, pecking him lightly on the cheeks, and said: “Good morning, Big Brother!”
Yue Zhong ruffled Ning Ruozi’s head and replied: “Morning! Go out first! I’m going to change!”
Ning Ruozi’s bright eyes sparkled, as she laughed sweetly: “I don’t mind! You can change in front of me, it’s ok~!”
Yue Zhong flicked her forehead: “It’s not ok with me!”
“Che!” Ning Ruozi hugged her head, as she glared at Yue Zhong adorably, before bolting out the room as well.
“Brother! This time, if you’re heading to Guilin City, please bring me along!” At the dining table, Ning Yuxin brought the matter up.
Ning Yuxin was an intelligent girl, and knew that there were no prior form of interaction between her and Yue Zhong. Only through constant interaction and the experience of situations together would their relationship improve. Now, she could only make use of her looks and coyness to earn his adoration, but not become an important person to him!
Ming Jiajia was the perfect example who had went through thick and thin with Yue Zhong, and had naturally become someone important to him.
Yue Zhong gazed at Ning Yuxin and asked slowly: “This time, the trip to Guilin City will be fraught with unknown dangers! In fact, there might be constant trouble along the way! I can’t guarantee your safety! Are you certain you want to go with me?”
Ning Yuxin looked at Yue Zhong with a resolute gaze and replied: “Yes! I want to go to Guilin City with you! I know English, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay and Japanese. I’m also trained in Karate and Taekwondo, small-time thugs aren’t my match. I’m capable of protecting myself!”
Ning Yuxin had been the daughter of a chairman of a multinational corporation, and their main clientele were Southeast Asian countries. Ning Yuxin had been groomed to take over the company, and hence, she had picked up 4 different languages, and learnt different forms of self-defence, and could be considered as an elite member of society.
Yue Zhong took a long glance at Ning Yuxin for a while, before saying: “Fine!! I’ll bring you along!”
Ning Yuxin heaved a sigh of relied: “Thanks Brother!”
Ning Ruozi also hugged Yue Zhong’s arm as she tried to ask him coyly: “Big Brother!! I want to go too!! Bring me along, will you?”
Yue Zhong looked at Ning Ruozi and his expression turned wooden: “No! You can’t go! No matter how much you try to beg! Continue this and I’ll spank your bottom!”
Ning Ruozi was still a delicate girl after all, and could be frozen to death if not careful. Yue Zhong was naturally not willing to bring her out.
Unless it was Yaoyao, or Ming Jiajia, who were Evolvers, Yue Zhong would not allow the other younger girls to endanger themselves!
Ning Ruozi scrunched her face again, as she pouted and retorted: “Petty miser! I shall not care about you!”
Su Xueling seemed like she wanted to speak, but she hesitated, and in the end, keeping silent. She was good-looking, but had never taken on any form of self defence lessons, and if she followed along, she would just be a burden. When she thought about the journey that was sure to span over a few hundred li, she could not say anything.
In this world, a few hundred li were still considered long, and there were bound to be Mutant Beasts along the way, as well as hordes of zombies. If they were to encounter any behemoths, their vehicle troops might be even wiped out.
In an office of Long Hai City.
Chi Yang was currently facing the officials that were seated around and said: “There’s news of Yue Zhong!! It came from Guangxi! Yue Zhong’s still alive!!”
“Leader Yue’s still alive! That’s great!”
“As expected!! Leader Yue is still alive! I knew he couldn’t be dead!”
The entire meeting hall erupted in joyous cheers, as the dampened mood and low spirits from Yue Zhong’s disappearance washed away. There were a few ambitious characters who also quelled the schemes in their hearts when they heard the news.
Lu Wen couldn’t help but ask: “Where’s Yue Zhong right now?”
Guo Yu who was sitting beside Lu Wen also turned her gaze towards Chi Yang waiting for his answer.
Chi Yang continued without missing a beat: “Yue Zhong is currently at Tianxin District near the borders of China and Vietnam. He had already conquered it, and established a camp of more than 60,000 survivors!”
“Holy shit!! He really is our Leader Yue!! Too awesome!!” Da Gouzi sighed in awe.
“Yea!! He’s really the best!” Chen Yan had a look of excitement as he said.
The various officials in Long Hai City sighed.
In the city base, they had the ammunitions manufacturing line up and running, and while it could not produce the ammo for the heavy weapons like cannons and tanks, they had no shortage of ammunition for the majority of their weapons. With that, after Yue Zhong had disappeared, they could only regain 2 other major cities, and the total survivors they absorbed amounted to about 4,000 people. Compared to Yue Zhong’s progress, it was indeed a little miserable.
In truth, it had to do with the leadership style as well. Yue Zhong liked to advance constantly and conquer. Chi Yang, on the other hand, took comfort in stability and wasn’t aggressive.
While Chi Yang held the reins of Long Hai City, he wasn’t the true leader, and thus, whenever he wanted things to be done, there were minor obstructions along the way, hence, slowing the rate of progress. However, he was extremely sturdy and although Yue Zhong had been gone for some time, there were no major problems as a result of his leadership, and he didn’t give the more ambitious characters any opportunity to pounce on.
Chi Yang eyed the people in front of him and commanded: “I shall announce, from now on, our next target will be regaining SY City! After the weather turns warmer, we shall immediately set for the Southwest direction, and clear a route between Yue Zhong and us! Everyone will have to work towards this single objective!”
“Yes!” The entire top brass were unison this time round, as they answered with vigor. It was a matter that had weighed heavily on them, and now, with him back, they were revitalized.
After the meeting was concluded, Chi Yang went to a window looking towards the southwest direction and gazed out silently. In the direction, there were his parents, as well as his unforgettable first love. However, he could only stay here and not look for them.
“Yue Zhong! I’m leaving them to you!” Chi Yan looked out at the harsh cold winds as he thought to himself silently.
The snowstorm in Tianxin District lasted an entire 2 weeks before coming to a stop, and warm sunlight finally broke through the clouds.
The moment the skies cleared, a vehicle fleet comprising of 6 jeeps, 4 resources trucks, an IFV, and 2 trucks full of nothing but fuel left Tianxin District, making their way towards the horizon.
On the journey this time, Yue Zhong brought Ming Jiajia, Zheng Minghe, Ning Yuxin, Luo Chifeng, Bai Xiaosheng and a few other experts. Wu Yin, Wei Ningguo and a few other capable generals of his were stationed at Tianxin District and Jingxi City to continue the fortifying of the bases and training of the troops.
Yue Zhong had brought only a handful of people with him, totaling 37. Even if these 37 died, it wouldn’t impact Tianxin District or Jingxi City in any way.
Under the conditions where the weather was unpredictable, bringing a large number of troops was tantamount to suicide, as a snowstorm could easily wipe the entire troop out. A smaller team would find it easier to survive, furthermore, everyone that came with him was an expert, and their survival skills in the wild were naturally higher.
Bai Xiaosheng yawned out of boredom: “So boring!! Isn’t there something exciting?”
Zheng Minghe glared at Bai Xiaosheng coldly: “Platoon Commander Bai! Keep quiet. We are recon soldiers! Loud noises will reveal our positions!”
Zheng Minghe did not view Bai Xiaosheng favourably. When Yue Zhong had launched the assault on Tianxin District, Bai Xiaosheng was Bei Mingyang’s trump card and yet, he was useless. It was because he prioritized his lust over anything else, and when Yue Zhong had come knocking, Bai Xiaosheng was still lying in bed with his women and having a good sleep.
Bai Xiaosheng laughed conceitedly, as he patted Zheng Minghe’s shoulder: “Old Zheng!! Don’t worry!! Even if we reveal ourselves, it’ll be ok! I will be responsible for killing those poor fools who find us! Just relax!”
Zheng Minghe’s face darkened: “On the field, you’d better refer to me as Captain!!”
Bai Xiaosheng laughed nonchalantly: “Alright alright! Captain!! Captain, can you not be so rigid? Once we go back to Tianxin District, I’ll introduce a few ladies to you ok! Let’s engage in a 6p orgy! Hahaha!!”
Zheng Minghe’s face was thoroughly black by now, and he did not continue talking, as he continued observing the front.
“Old Zheng! The women I know are all guaranteed high quality! I promise that they’re the best of the best! Not a single one is below 70 points!” Bai Xiaosheng was like a piece of sticky candy that stuck on him and did not stop talking.
Just as Zheng Minghe was about to explode with anger, gunshots rang out from the distance!
“Shut up!” Zheng Minghe’s expression changed, as he shot forwards on his own like an arrow towards the disturbance.
Chapter 182: Heaven Sect!
Bai Xiaosheng’s eyes narrowed as well, as he jumped out of the figure, and shot forwards like an arrow. In just a space of 10 breaths, he managed to overtake Zheng Minghe and charged onto the battlefield.
Zheng Minghe was shocked in his heart as he rushed to Bai Xiaosheng’s side: “So fast! No wonder he was termed as Tianxin District’s number 1 expert!”
They discovered that there were currently 2 factions of people engaged in slaughter at a distance in the snow-white field. One of which were people dressed in all sorts of tattered clothing, the other dressed entirely in black, their heads wearing some strange hats.
The 1st faction with the assorted clothings were carrying various guns, while those in black were mainly wielding machetes and other weapons.
Both were fighting furiously, and the black-dresssed faction were being overwhelmed, as they retreated continuously, and a few of their women and kids were abandoned, before being taken by the militants in tattered clothes.
When those gun-wielding militants caught those women and kids, they would immediately laugh out cruelly, and tie them up, before continuing their assault on the other faction dressed in black.
Zheng Minghe gave an order to Bai Xiaosheng: “Stay here and observe! I’ll go notify the leader!”
“There’s no need! I alone will be more than enough for this bunch of thrash!” Bai Xiaosheng eyed the militants, the sides of his mouth curving in an arc, as he revealed a malevolent smile. He waved his hands, before a pair of green daggers appeared in his hands, and with just a step, he seemed to transform into a spectre as he shot forwards.
“Asshole!!” Zheng Minghe could not help but curse when Bai Xiaosheng blatantly ignored his orders. He despised those soldiers who did not give a hoot about military command on the battlefield.
“But! He’s really fast!” Zheng Minghe observed that within a few breaths of time, Bai Xiaosheng had actually already reached the midst of the group of fighting over 300m away, and his heart involuntarily trembled. Bai Xiaosheng’s speed was truly fearsome.
Having suddenly appeared in the midst of the gun-wielding militants, he slashed his daggers about in a mad frenzy.
The militants found either their throats slashed, or a nick at their chest, causing their hearts to bleed, and they fell to the ground in disbelief.
In just 30 seconds, from appearing within the group of militants, Bai Xiaosheng had totally wiped out 16 members of the 19-strong group, leaving 3 alive. The remaining 3 immediately quailed in fear, as they threw their weapons down, raising their hands, afraid that their lives would be taken from them at any moment.
Zheng Minghe took all this in, his eyes flashing with a strange glint, as he thought silently: “Formidable!!”
Seeing that display of speed from Bai Xiaosheng, Zheng Minghe knew he wasn’t Bai Xiaosheng’s match, and there has to be at least a hundred + elite soldiers to fire a cover of bullets, otherwise, ordinary soldiers would not be able to even catch up with his speed.
Bai Xiaosheng was an Agility-based Evolver, and he had reached Level 46, the moment he fully activated his speed, it would far surpass Yue Zhong’s own. Based on this speed alone, he had been termed as the number 1 expert in Tianxin District.
Zheng Minghe looked at Bai Xiaosheng, and a thought passed in his mind: “Seems like Leader was worried that Wu Yin and the rest might not be able to handle this guy, that’s why he brought him along!”
Zheng Minghe was truly on the mark, Yue Zhong was not ok with leaving such an expert at Tianxin District or Jingxi City when things have not yet stabilized.
If Yue Zhong was not around, and Bei Mingyang instigated Bai Xiaosheng to start a revolt, should the moment be right, their chances of success would definitely not be small. Hence, in the operation this time round, Yue Zhong had specifically brought many of the experts that used to be under Bei Mingyang.
On one hand, it was to bring them away from the 2 bases, on the other, he wanted to see if he could subdue them totally and win over their loyalty.
These experts had surrendered to Yue Zhong due to the difference in strength, but had yet to follow him wholeheartedly.
Soon after, Yue Zhong arrived with the rest of the fleet.
When Yue Zhong came to the scene, he saw the ground littered with corpses, and he frowned as he barked: “Any survivors?”
“Leader! These are the ones left alive!” Bai Xiaosheng kicked the 3 captives as he brought them in front of Yue Zhong.
When Bai Xiaosheng stood straight, his eyes could not help but roam over to Ning Yuxin and Ming Jiajia dressed in military wear beside Yue Zhong, and he blurted out: “What a pair of beauties with such heroic auras!! Leader, why don’t you give me the loli? I’m willing to exchange 10 beauties for her.”
“Shut up!” Yue Zhong’s eyes turned cold, as he reached out for Bai Xiaosheng’s neck with lightning speed.
Bai Xiaosheng was an Agility-based Evolver after all, and he was fully equipped with Agility-enhancing items. The moment Yue Zhong moved, he also reacted, his body tensed and poised, as though he was ready to launch his own counterattack.
At this moment, Yue Zhong’s eyes retracted, and he activated the [Art of Fear], and the horrifying spiritual and illusionary attack blasted Bai Xiaosheng’s consciousness relentlessly.
In that instant, Bai Xiaosheng was sent through years of torment, through various means like back-breaking, dismembering, being lit on fire, his heart carved out, even beheading. It caused his mental faculties to collapse.
“Illusion!!” Although Bai Xiaosheng was frivolous, he was after all an expert that had gone through countless battles. Right before he lost his mind completely, he managed to regain a little clarity, and bit his lips viciously, causing it to bleed, and the pain shaking his head clear, pulling himself out of the illusion with great difficulty.
The moment he managed to extract himself out from the illusion, he discovered his neck was already held in the vice-like grip of Yue Zhong’s right hand. While Bai Xiaosheng’s body was slightly tougher than ordinary people, as long as Yue Zhong squeezed a little harder, Bai Xiaosheng’s neck would be crushed.
Yue Zhong’s eyes were like ice-cold daggers without a hint of warmth, as though he wanted to pierce Bai Xiaosheng’s heart as he said: “I don’t like that tone and the kind of jokes you’re making! If there is a next time, Bai Xiaosheng, don’t blame me for being harsh!”
Bai Xiaosheng felt like he was being stared at by a beast filled with killing intent, and he replied with difficulty: “Yes! I understand!”
Yue Zhong’s Spirit was reaching 165 points, and with a Spirit of more than 16 times that of a normal person, activating the [Art of Fear] on Bai Xiaosheng whose Spirit was much weaker took only 1 – 2 seconds. In a battle between experts, this 1 or 2 seconds could easily determine the victor.
Yue Zhong then released his grip, as he let go of Bai Xiaosheng’s neck, before patting him on the shoulder and said indifferently: “Great work nonetheless! Since you like women, as long as you have the capability, there are plenty of beauties in this world. However, I do not wish to see you impeding my plans because of your lust. If it’s like that, I’d rather send you to hell myself.”
Bai Xiaosheng’s neck immediately broke out in cold sweat, as he replied in an extremely honest and docile manner: “I got it!”
As an Evolver, Bai Xiaosheng possessed unparalleled combat power. He was full of himself as well, and disdained normal humans. He even looked down on Bei Mingyang, that was why for the majority of the time, he was involved more with women than assisting Bei Mingyang.
Bei Mingyang needed Bai Xiaosheng’s power, and hence could only tolerate his idiosyncrasies. However, he never expected that Bai Xiaosheng would be so unreliable at the moment of crisis, and caused Tianxin District to fall into someone else’s hands.
At first, Bai Xiaosheng could not care less that Tianxin District had switched leaders. He believed that with his power, even if the master had changed, they would not be able to do without him, and hence, he had not the slightest ounce of respect for Yue Zhong. However, now in just a single exchange, he had discovered the true might of this new leader, and he knew that if he did not get his act together, this new leader would easily cut off his head to be treated like a soccer ball.
Zheng Minghe saw Yue Zhong settling the issue of Bai Xiaosheng in one move, and his heart was filled with shock and awe: “Leader truly is unfathomable! He’s too strong!”
“Holy shit! Even Bai Xiaosheng could not last more than a move! Leader truly is too fearsome!”
Seeing the proud and obstinate Bai Xiaosheng yielding to Yue Zhong, those who had followed Yue Zhong out of Tianxin District were filled with shock. They knew Yue Zhong was strong, but to what extent, they weren’t sure. Seeing the top expert of Tianxin District being defeated at Yue Zhong’s hands, they had finally understood just a little of what Yue Zhong was truly capable of.
Yue Zhong then came to the 3 captives and interrogated: “Who are you people?”
“Pei!!” One of the captives looked at him with hatred, as he spat out.
With a peng, Yue Zhong fired a shot from the Stinger that he pulled out. The captive’s brain was blasted apart like a watermelon, and the red and white matter splattered onto the floor, as the headless corpse slumped to the ground lifelessly.
Seeing how ruthless Yue Zhong was, Bai Xiaosheng shuddered, and celebrated that he had not pushed this death god too far, otherwise his own brains might have been already blasted.
“Who are you people?” Yue Zhong aimed at the 2nd captive, his eyes cold as he drawled.
“I’ll speak!! I’ll speak!! Don’t kill me!! I’ll tell you everything!!” The captive was frightened to the point that he wet his pants, as he cried out and begged, before answering Yue Zhong’s question: “I’m Lu Ningshui, a disciple of the Heaven Sect!! This time, we are out here on orders from Zheng Qiu, also known as Altar Lord Zheng, to capture these seedlings to be sacrificed to the Sect Leader!!”
The other captive immediately burst out and cursed Lu Ningshui: “Lu Ningshui! You traitor! You dare to betray the Sect, you will not get away with it, I curse you to all 18 levels of Hell, never to be reincarnated!!”
Yue Zhong furrowed his brows, as he glanced at the other stubborn captive, and handed a Tang Replica Sword to Lu Ningshui: “Chop his head off! You can live after that!”
“Go die!!” Lu Ningshui received the Tang Replica Sword, and struggled for awhile, before coming to a decision. Swinging the blade, he bellowed out as he sliced his comrade’s head off. He then kneeled in front of Yue Zhong and proclaimed: “Lu Ningshui is willing to work for this Master, and plead that Master accepts this lowly one.”
Yue Zhong eyed Lu Ningshui and immediately gave a command: “I’m Yue Zhong. From today onwards, you’re part of my group. Tell me everything you know about the Heaven Sect!”
“Yes! Boss Yue Zhong!!” Lu Ningshui gritted his teeth, before revealing all that he knew to Yue Zhong, and was thorough with it.
Heaven Sect was founded by an expert called Linghu Xiangru. Lu Ningshui was unclear on his background, but knew that Linghu Xiangru possessed 3 strange abilities: a buddha light on his back, invulnerability as well as incantations.
With those 3 abilities, Linghu Xiangru had taken the teachings from Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism to found his own Heaven Sect, and proclaimed himself to be the Sect Leader. He called himself the Apostle of God and was sent here to walk amongst mortals and to save them. Those who believed in him would enter the Kingdom of God and have an immortal soul after death. As for his enemies, they would be banished to the 18 Levels of Hell, and would never reincarnate.
In such a world, this sort of religious influence had a huge attraction on those who had lost their faith. The moment the Heaven Sect was formed, it attracted many followers from all over the place, and it became an existence with over 8,000 followers. The scary thing was that, out of these 8,000 followers, 3,000 of them were true fanatics, and were willing to do anything for the Sect Leader, to the point of throwing their own lives for him.
In the post-apocalyptic world, the power of faith can be a fearsome strength indeed. Especially at the start of the apocalypse, there was the voice that claimed to be God, which proved the existence of God. This led to people with reasoning to lose their sense of rationality and joined the Heaven Sect.
Of the 19 people that came to capture the people from the other faction, 13 of them were fanatics. Lu Ningshui were one of the few that maintained his clarity. Although he knew that this Heaven Sect was unorthodox, for the sake of living, he continued to put on a farce of being a follower, and did their jobs for them.
Lu Ningshui’s eyes flashed with dread as he continued: “Other than the Sect Leader Linghu Xiangru who has unfathomable strength, there are 8 Great Elders, 72 Law Protectors and 108 Altar Lords. Everyone of them are high levelled Enhancers, and have great strength as well!”
Yue Zhong asked: “What kind of weapons does the Heaven Sect have? Heavy weaponry?”
Lu Ningshui pondered for awhile, then replied: “There aren’t many guns in the Heaven Sect, only about 200 to 300 old rifles. As for heavy weaponry, I have not seen any! There shouldn’t be any!”
Yue Zhong nodded slightly, then turned towards another middle-aged man that was brought to him as he asked: “What about you people?”
“I’m Wu Shanshi! The head of the Nine Holes Camp. These people have been under my protection. Those bastards had attacked us with no forewarning and stole our rations, as well as kidnapping the women and kids! Those bastards!!” Wu Shanshi looked at Lu Ningshui, his eyes filled with hatred as he shouted out.
Chapter 183: Grain Tree???
“You may go!!” After Yue Zhong heard what Wu Shanshi had to say, he pondered a while, before giving the signal to his subordinates aiming at the Nine Holes people, who then put their guns down. The women and children were also released to rejoin their families.
Bai Xiaosheng walked over in a relaxed manner and asked Yue Zhong while laughing: “Leader!! How about we go and decimate the Heaven Sect? Since they have over 8,000 members, there must be at least a dozen of beauties right? The most beautiful ones will naturally belong to Leader, as for the rest that don’t suit your taste, I’ll gladly take them off your hands!!”
Bai Xiaosheng was naturally strong, but had zero governing abilities, and only seeked to fulfill his desires. This was how Bei Mingyang had easily recruited him into his ranks, and became his top fighter. Even now that the leaders have changed, a leopard can’t change its spot and he still lusted after women.
Yue Zhong replied indifferently: “No! The Heaven Sect has 8,000 members after all! If we want to eradicate them, we would need to spend a huge amount of time! We don’t have that kind of time to waste. Shang Lun, adjust our route!”
The Heaven Sect was also nothing in Yue Zhong’s eyes. Without any heavy weapons, Yue Zhong estimated that 5 tanks and an fully equipped infantry battalion would be enough to wipe them out.
If it wasn’t for the uncertain weather, as well as the difficult progress for the troops, Yue Zhong would have deployed some people to wipe out this unorthodox sect.
Shang Lun replied: “Yes! Leader!”
The soldiers from the fleet then disembarked and gathered the weapons and resources from the corpses of the Heaven Sect members, and made preparations to leave.
When Wu Shanshi saw this, his face fell, and looked at Yue Zhong before he came before him and dropped to his knees. He started begging: “Sir!! I beg you, please save my tribesmen!! I’m kneeling and begging please!! Those animals took our people and will engage in blood sacrifice! We have lost over 30 over people to them, if you don’t go and save them, they will definitely die at the hands of those bastards!”
Yue Zhong replied apathetically: “I’m very sorry! I don’t have the time to spare! Since those animals have kidnapped your people, you guys should go save them yourselves!”
Yue Zhong only had the objective of rushing towards Guilin City on his mind now, and did not want to entangle with the Heaven Sect.
In this post-apocalyptic world, there were poor souls everywhere. If Yue Zhong were to help each and everyone of them seek justice, even till the day he died, he would not be able to solve every single problem. Furthermore, he had no relations with this Wu Shanshi, he wasn’t willing to waste time for a stranger.
Wu Shanshi gritted his teeth, if someone of his calibre were to head to Heaven Sect, he would fall before saving anybody. Only the young man in front of him had the capability to rescue his tribesmen, but he was obviously not interested.
Wu Shanshi continued in a low voice: “Sir!! If you can bring your men to save my people, we’re willing to do anything for you. We’re willing to offer you a tribe treasure, the Grain Tree.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed, and asked directly: “Grain Tree? What’s that?”
Wu Shanshi then revealed the biggest secret of the Nine Holes Camp: “Grain Tree, it is a huge tree that can produce grain! There are a few such trees in our Nine Holes Camp, each tree could produce a few hundred jin of rice. The people of our tribe have been relying on these to survive till now.”
In this post-apocalyptic world, rice was indefinitely more valuable than gold. Most of the seeds of the pre-apocalyptic world had no way of germinating currently, only a handful of mutated seeds had managed to grow.
Because of this, the agriculture industry crashed entirely, and there were no new ways of farming yet. If what Wu Shanshi said was true, then the dozens of Grain Trees at the Nine Holes Camp could become the cornerstone of the farming industry. If it were really the case, the dozens of trees would be more valuable than a few thousand tonnes of rations.
Yue Zhong’s gaze was piercing, as he became a little excited and asked: “Is what you said for real? If it’s true! I can deploy troops to save your people! However! If you’re lying, you and your tribesmen will have to pay a painful price!”
If Yue Zhong managed to obtain that Grain Tree, then he could begin mass planting of such trees, and he would solve the problem of rations.
Wu Shanshi nodded profusely and swore: “It definitely is the truth! Should there be the slightest lie in my words, you can shoot me dead!!”
Yue Zhong eyed Wu Shanshi and the corners of his mouth lifted: “Fine! Go bring Lu Ningshui over!”
Mahogany Town was a small rural town, and within the town, other than a shopping mall, there no other tall buildings.
In a room within Mahogany Town, there was a man dressed in a few layers of clothes, while his face was flushed red from the cold, and he was carrying a huge axe on his back. He cursed out: “Making me work in this damned weather! Fucking troublesome!!”
Another young man who was dressed similarly and had decent features replied: “Zhao Lin! Suffering is a blessing! Since we can slog for the Heaven Sect, when we get to the Kingdom of God, we get to enjoy 3 times the blessings! This was promised by the Altar Lord Zheng after all! You must cherish it!”
“Yes! Yes! I got it!!” Zhao Lin agreed on the surface, but innately, he was cursing: “This idiot! Still calls himself a university student! Must have damaged his brains through his studies, to be brainwashed so completely. What a fool!”
Zhao Lin then turned to another guy lying in bed, wrapped in blankets, as he asked: “Old Wang!! Didn’t Li Sheng, Zhou Xu and the rest catch a bunch of pigs*? Amongst the group of them, there’re some good looking ones! Wanna go and play with them?” *(referring to the captives)
Old Wang shook his head: “The good-looking chicks are to be offered to the Altar Lords, Law Protectors, Great Elders and the Sect Leader! If we were to fool around, we might get banished to Hell.”
Zhao Lin urged: “I know! But other than those extremely pretty ones, the rest should be fine! Let’s go find a few young ones to have fun with, even if the upper guys know, they won’t say much.”
Old Wang was tempted when he heard this, in such cold weather, hugging a young woman’s body to warm oneself was a sort of bliss, and while he didn’t dare touch those picked out by the top, the rest were in fact no problem.
The young man frowned, and barked out sternly: “What’re you guys thinking of? Those are pigs, demons!! If you were to yoke with them, you will be tainted. In the end, you’ll go to Hell!!”
Zhao Lin and Old Wang exchanged a glance, and both felt that the fanatic in front of them was beyond hope.
“Zhao Lin! Open the door!!” At this time, a voice resounded from the entrance of the town.
Zhao Lin looked out the window, and saw Lu Ningshui bringing a bunch of people to the entrance of the town.
“Hot damn! Such quality goods!!” Zhao Lin saw Ning Yuxin standing beside Lu Ningshui and was instantly captivated. He had only seen beautiful women like this twice!
Zhao Lin hurried to let the group in, and stared hungrily at Ning Yuxin while saying: “Old Lu! How did you get such top quality goods! You have struck it rich this time. If you offer her to the Sect Leader, he would probably be so happy and confer you the title of an Altar Lord!”
The fanatic Xu Heng came over, speaking in a righteous manner: “Zhao Lin, don’t smear the Sect Leader! My Heaven Sect is upright and moral, and test one’s faith and contributions! We don’t operate on desires and lust!! If you continue to smear the Sect Leader, take care that I will go report this to Altar Lord Zheng!”
After lecturing Zhao Lin, he looked towards Lu Ningshui who had come back alone with Yue Zhong, Bai Xiaosheng, Shang Lun, Ming Jiajia and Ning Yuxin in tow, and could not help but ask a question out of suspicion. “Lu Ningshui! How come it’s only you! Where’s Zhang Yu and the rest? Who’re these guys?”
Lu Ningshui’s face turned stony and scolded back: “Xu Heng! Who do the hell do you think you are! On what grounds are you questioning this daddy! When I fought the war in the south and battled in the north, you were still not part of Heaven Sect yet! I’m a high-ranking disciple, while you’re just a apprentice-level disciple! Your offence this time, do you want to be banished to Hell?”
Xu Heng bit his lip and lowered his head to apologize: “I’m sorry!”
Lu Ningshui coughed, before resuming a proud look: “I was separated from Zhang Yu and the rest. I caught these pigs when I was wandering! Bring me to Li Sheng and the rest!”
“Yes!” Xu Heng replied, and brought them towards the centre of the town.
Along the way, Ming Jiajia grabbed Yue Zhong’s hands, revealing the locations of the various soldiers hidden within the town.
Yue Zhong had already obtained intelligence from Lu Ningshui, and this town was just a sentry outpost. It had over 300 disciples, and most of the members would use it as a base before heading out in all directions to attack, and bring the captives there. There were a few scattered tribes around this area, and the disciples would specially head out to catch these tribes.
Along the way, with Ming Jiajia’s directions, Yue Zhong had already grasped the positions of the various sentries, the moment he lashed out, he was confident of taking them out.
With Xu Heng’s guidance, Yue Zhong and the rest came to a French-styled villa.
In the great hall of the villa, there were 24 males lounging about, every single one of them with a ferocious air. They had various weapons by their sides, including loaded rifles, Tang Replica Swords and various other weapons strewn about. To an unobservant person, these men all appeared to be relaxed and lazy, The key point though, was that they were all right within arms reach.
Chapter 184: Arrival Of The Grand Elder
The 24 men were currently either playing poker, or smoking cigarettes, or drinking. Everyone of them were relaxing in their own way. At a corner, 4 of them were pressed on top of 6 women, engaging in an orgy. The entire villa looked foul.
These 24 disciples were considered high-ranking disciples, everyone of them having fought many battles for Heaven Sect.
One of them, who sported an ugly beard, dishevelled hair, and golden teeth looked at Lu Ningshui, and chucked leeringly: “Lu Ningshui, your luck’s not bad! You actually gotten your hands on such amazing chicks! When you strike it big, don’t forget us brothers!”
One of the males glanced at Ning Yuxin and Ming Jiajia, as a steely gleam flashed in his eyes: “Not bad!! An adult and a kid, both top-notch! This time, Sect Leader is bound to reward you!!”
Another disciple looked at Yue Zhong and the rest beside Lu Ningshui, and frowned before scolding: “Lu Ningshui! How can you not know the rules! Forget about the women! Why didn’t you bring those 3 pigs to the holding pen, instead coming here?”
Yue Zhong looked around at the 24 high-ranking disciples, and ordered out coldly: “Leave 5 alive, kill the rest!”
Upon receiving Yue Zhong’s orders, Shang Lun immediately grabbed the throat of the fanatic Xu Heng in a vice-grip, and crushed down viciously, destroying his throat.
Bai Xiaosheng’s eyes flashed icily, and pulled out a Dark Magic Blade as he shot forwards into the crowd, waving his blade flashily, and 5 people were instantly beheaded. In just a second, he had taken care of 5 high-ranking disciples.
Ming Jiajia had also activated her ability at the first instant, and 5 Shadow Wolves leapt from the shadows of 5 other guys, biting them on the neck and killing them instantly.
Shang Lun shot forwards like an arrow, breaking into the crowd. He was extremely knowledgeable about the human anatomy, and chopped down accurately and precisely at specific spots of the disciples, like the back of the brain or neck, causing them to faint instantly.
Bai Xiaosheng on the other hand, was a killing demon. He laughed maniacally, as he slaughtered the disciples in a frenzy. Those poor sods didn’t even have the time to pick up any weapons before they were totally annihilated.
Barely 5 seconds had passed and within the huge hall of the villa, only Yue Zhong’s team as well as the captives required by Yue Zhong remained. The 6 women who were being ravaged were left alive as well.
After wiping out all the disciples, Bai Xiaosheng looked at the 6 ladies and chuckled coldly: “Ladies! Don’t scream! Otherwise, no matter how much I love women, I’d have no choice but to lop your heads off!”
Hearing the threats from Bai Xiaosheng, the 6 women all nodded in fright, as they covered their own mouths, not daring to make a sound.
“It’s too scary!!” Ning Yuxin took a look at the hall that was now dyed red with blood and littered with body parts, as she turned pale, and almost vomited. Although she had witnessed her fair share of executions, none came close to the sheer brutality and scale of the scene before her. The bloody place caused her to be revolted.
Yue Zhong glanced at Ning Yuxin and muttered: “This is the reality of the world outside! The victors are kings and the losers are bandits! Since you have left the comfort of that place, you’d do well to accept the cruelty of the situation!”
Most ordinary girls were after all good at heart, and were generally weaker than men, and hence weren’t suitable for battles on the forefront..
That was not to say that all women were like that, as within Yue Zhong’s army, there were numerous female soldiers, and they were the survivors he rescued from the hands of the Vietnamese. Those female soldiers had undergone all sorts of torment and were filled with hatred. They were not any weaker than the men during training, and when they fought, they had a ferocity like that of wild tigers. They could be considered a powerful weapon of Yue Zhong.
Ning Yuxin’s face was still pale as she took a look at Ming Jiajia who was calm and collected, as she said with resolution: “I know!! I will definitely brave this!!”
Lu Ningshui looked at the carnage that had just occurred in a matter of 5 seconds, and his heart turned cold: “Too overbearing…” Yue Zhong then ordered Bai Xiaosheng: “Bai Xiaosheng. Go kill the rest of the enemies within this villa!”
In the villa with its inconsistent interior, the varied terrain was extremely beneficial to Bai Xiaosheng with his insane speed. He could unleash it to a frightening degree, and slaughter his enemies easily.
Bai Xiaosheng charged further in as he shouted back: “Yes Leader! Remember to gift me with a few more beauties later on!!”
Yue Zhong stared at one of the captives that been awakened by dumping cold water: “Where are you keeping the survivors you’ve caught?”
The captive spat out obstinately: “Fuck your mother!”
Yue Zhong glanced at Lu Ningshui and coldly commanded: “Chop his head off!”
Lu Ningshui did not hesitate one bit as he swung his Tang Replica Sword at the neck of his ex-comrade, directly decapitating him. Fresh blood spurt towards the skies, as the lifeless head rolled over to another discple.
Seeing his comrade’s head, the disciple immediately trembled, as he retreated, his eyes filled with intense fear.
The other 3 disciples also could not help but tremble.
Yue Zhong then chose another disciple and asked simply: “Where are you keeping the survivors you’ve caught?”
The disciple trembled as he retorted stubbornly: “You devil, you’ll definitely go to hell….”
Yue Zhong could not be bothered to hear the rest as he waved his hands, and Lu Ningshui proceeded to cut off that disciple’s head as well. Fresh blood splattered everywhere.
Yue Zhong moved on to the 3rd captive: “Where. Are. You. Keeping. The. Survivors?”
“I’ll say!! I’ll say it!! They’re kept in the basement under this villa!!!” The captive immediately broke down as he cried out while revealing the location.
Yue Zhong threw a Tang Replica Sword to him as he coldly barked: “Consider yourself smart! Go kill the other 2! I’ll let you leave!”
The captive looked at the Tang Replica Sword as he struggled internally for some time, before swinging it at his fellow disciple, and chopped his head off. This swing also signified his severing of his ties with the Heaven Sect.
The last disciple’s eyes widened in shock, as he screamed: “Don’t kill me!! I surrender!! I’ll tell you anything!! I’ll tell you anything!!”
“Great Elder Niu has arrived!! The disciples in Mahogany Town, come out to pay your respects!!”
All of a sudden, there was a resounding voice that came from outside of the town.
Hearing that voice, Lu Ningshui’s expression changed, as he started muttering while looking lost: “Great Elder Niu!! Shit! Why did he come here? Why now out of all times?”
The disciple that betrayed the Heaven Sect turned pale, as he also moaned: “No..no…no…Great Elder Niu has come! I’m dead this time!!”
The captive who was originally screaming to surrender immediately became excited: “Haha!! Bunch of traitors, you’re still not releasing me?! Let me go now, and offer up those 2 women, I can still input some good words for you in front of Elder Niu! Otherwise, all of you will be buried here!!”
“You talk too much!” Ming Jiajia’s face turned rigid, with a thought, a Shadow Wolf leapt out from behind the captive and bit him on his neck, crushing it in one bite.
Yue Zhong looked at Lu Ningshui and asked: “What’s the background of this Elder Niu! Why’re you so scared?”
Lu Ningshui replied palely: “His real name is called Niu Xinghe! His power in Heaven Sect amongst the 8 Great Elders ranks number 2. Under him, there are 6 Law Protectors and 13 Altar Lords. At the same time, he has a personal troop of 300 people. He’s fierce and cruel, any enemy that is caught by him would usually be tormented endlessly. The rumours are that he has tortured over 400 people to death.”
Yue Zhong frowned slightly: “300 personal guards! So excessive!”
300 personal troopers were not a small number. Furthermore, Yue Zhong did not know the true strength of their combat abilities. If they happened to be all experts, Yue Zhong would have to treat the issue seriously.”
Lu Ningshui continued with a face of fright: “What do we do? Leader? Shall we just escape first??”
Lu Ningshui was extremely afraid of landing in Niu Xinghe’s hands, at that time, traitors like him would definitely face a fate worse than death.
Yue Zhong replied solemnly: “What’re you afraid of! There’s me!”*
Lu Ningshui immediately quietened down, however, the look in his eyes betrayed his fear and unrest!
At this time, Bai Xiaosheng brought out a 100 or so survivors out from the villa, as he spoke to Yue Zhong excitedly: “Leader!! I found them!! This time, there are a few good-looking ones. Gift a few to me, eh?”
Yue Zhong glanced over at the survivors, and counted about 60+ women, 40+ men. Amongst the ladies, there were indeed a few beautiful ones.
Amongst them, there was a young girl of about 16-17, with fair beautiful skin, an oval-shaped face with cherry lips. Her features were defined and her body proportions stunning. Her eyes seemed like they could tell stories, while she looked fearful like the rest of them and looked about anxiously.
This young tribe girl was definitely not below Ning Yuxin in terms of looks and her aura, and was also a rare beauty.**
Yue Zhong ordered: “Get ready for battle! Shang Lun, give out weapons to the men! Let them prepare for the fight to come as well!”
Bai Xiaosheng’s pupils shrunk, as he asked: “Are the enemies here?”
“Yes! Bai Xiaosheng, come with me and let’s check out the enemy. Shang Lun, I’ll leave things here to you and White Bones!” Yue Zhong replied mildly.
With a bright flash in mid air, White Bones stepped out from the nether space, and stood in the great hall.
Chapter 185: Song Miaoyi
“Elder Niu’s skills are unparalled! He’s undefeatable! Long live Great Elder Niu!!”
“Elder Niu’s skills are unparalled! He’s undefeatable! Long live Great Elder Niu!!”
Following the loud chants, on the sides of the road that had not completely thawed from the snow, there were 2 rows of people kneeling while chanting.
A middle-aged man with a ferocious look and a burly build sat in an ancient Chinese sedan*, and he was wrapped in thick clothes. Under his arms, there were 2 lithe young women.
Under the Chinese sedan, there were 4 extremely well-built and good looking women hoisting it. They were obviously Enhancers from their strength.
Surrounding the sedan, there were 300 men dressed in blue. After the apocalypse, there weren’t any clothes factories. Niu Xinghe could only find a storehouse and took their uniforms as the military uniform for his troops.
These 300 men wearing the same clothes looked pretty intimidating, if it wasn’t for the fact that they had the words [XX Aluminium] behind them.
The man seated amidst all this glory and fanfare was obviously one of the Great Elders of the Heaven Sect, Niu Xing He.
Bai Xiaosheng and Yue Zhong were currently hiding in a corner, and Bai Xiaosheng looked at the pompous manner which Niu Xinghe made his entrance, and could not help but muttered: “Wa! It seems like a clown had appeared!! Doesn’t he feel the least bit embarrassed?”
“Shame? I think he’s revelling in it! This is the so-called Sect!!” Yue Zhong looked at the ridiculous manner in which Niu Xinghe had appeared in, and could not help but think of the scenes where children had ditched classes in the past to watch the welcoming ceremonies of certain leaders, as the roads were cleared by the police.
Such a fanfare was obviously a poor attempt at trying to imitate the welcoming of leaders in the past.
Yue Zhong’s pupils shrunk, as he threw all thoughts behind his mind, as he stared hard at Niu Xinghe seated upon the sedan. The moment he killed this clown, the entire troop would be without a leader, and it would be easier to take them out.
Ming Jiajia furrowed her eyebrows, as she brought her lips close to Yue Zhong’s ears and whispered: “Someone’s coming! Seems like the number of them is not small!”
Yue Zhong’s heart skipped a beat, and decided to stay his hand.
Just as Niu Xinghe’s entourage passed by a small alley, all of a sudden, rifles pointed out from the various houses along the alley as they fired wildly at the troops.
Under that dense barrage of bullets, 30-over members of Niu Xinghe’s personal guards fell to the ground.
“Assassin!! There’s an assassin!!” One of the Law Protectors hollered out, as he raised his own gun and fired back at one of the houses.
Following the sounds of 2 gunshots, the firing from within the house ceased almost instantly. The Law Protector had the [Firearms Control] ability, and had enhanced it to Level 3, within a distance of 300m, he had the utmost confidence of firing a headshot at even an S2.
After hearing the gunshot, those Heaven Sect members who were kneeling by the roadside immediately stood up and charged towards the sounds of gunfire.
Niu Xinghe remained seated in his sedan, looking towards the direction of the attempt on his life. In front of him, there was a Law Protector, and he had activated an [Air Barrier], stopping every single bullet aimed at Niu Xinghe!
“Niu Xinghe! Scum of humanity! Today I shall rain judgement upon you on behalf of the heavens, and take your life! Answer to the innocent you have murdered!!” At this time, following a sharp cry, a beautiful lady appeared. She had her hair in a single ponytail, her hands wearing silver bangles, and she was dressed in a gorgeous pleated skirt. She was holding a black spear as she charged at Niu Xinghe.
Niu Xinghe had a grim look as he casually picked up a 2m-long huge axe, and laughed savagely, as he jumped down from the sedan: “It really is you! Song Miaoyi!! There are paths of life to choose from yet you insist on the road of death! You’ve killed so many of my brothers!! I’ll capture you alive today, and get every single one of my men to beat you up!! We will then raise you as a bitch!! So much so that you will not lead your life as a human, but as a dog!! You’ll become a bitch that allows a thousand to ride, and ten thousand to sleep with!!”
Song Miaoyi floated out from the smoke like a fairy, as she struck out with her spear without losing a beat.
The spear strike did not seem fast, but in fact, it was lightning quick, and had some profoundness to it. Just when the Law Protector wanted to activate his [Air Barrier] skill to defend against the strike, it had already penetrated his heart.
Song Miaoyi swung upwards, and the corpse of the Heaven Sect Law Protector flew, crashing into a wall.
“Kill her!! The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!”
“The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!”
The personal guards of Niu Xinghe hollered out, as they brandished their blades, charging towards Song Miaoyi in a frenzy. Every single one of them was an Enhancer, and while the majority were only about Level 5 or 6, under the brainwashing of the Heaven Sect, they believed themselves to be invincible, and were truly fearless.
From the various windows, the insurgents fired their rifles, killing the personal guards of Niu Xinghe.
However, the 13 Altar Lords under Niu Xinghe brought their men and routed to the back of the assassins, firing non-stop at them.
The 13 Altar Lords were Enhancers above Level 20 and Level 30, at the same time, they had the advantage of numbers. As they progressed steadily, they managed to get back the houses one by one, and the flow of the battle was slowly turning against the assassins.
Song Miaoyi danced about with her peerless and exquisite spear skills, single-handedly decimating numerous members of Niu Xinghe’s personal guards.
Many of the personal guards were being slaughtered by Song Miaoyi, but these warriors were not afraid of death, and their eyes had a fervor to them as they charged at her, every strike of theirs with the intent to exchange their own lives for hers.
There were more than 200 people surrounding her from all sides in a craze, and she was forced to expend all her power, constantly wearing down her Stamina. She displayed her spear skills without stop, trying her best to kill as many of the soldiers as possible.
“The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!” One of the personal guards’ eyes flashed with an intense fervor, as he charged towards Song Miaoyi. However, just as his chant ended, he found his heart pierced.
“The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!” Before that soldier even fell to the ground, the next personal guard came from behind, charging at Song Miaoyi with the same look in his eyes.
“This Heaven Sect disciples are too scary!!” Song Miaoyi’s spear moves were indeed amazing, and there were 47 Heaven Sect disciples who had fallen under her spear, but she had been forced to exert over half her Stamina. The disciples on the other hand did not seem to lose their aggression, and this caused her heart to palpitate in fear.
Song Miaoyi had peerless spear skills, and she had intended to use her skills to take care of Niu Xinghe quickly, before taking her tribesmen to hunt the disciples who would be without a leader. However, she didn’t expect that she would be harassed and surrounded to this extent, while Niu Xinghe himself was sitting quietly and enjoying the show, not displaying the intent to fight personally.
Yue Zhong observed all these, and ordered: “Bai Xiaosheng! Route behind them! Take care of those attacking the assassins from behind. Ensure your safety above all else.”
“Yes! Leader!” Bai Xiaosheng flashed forwards, and in that small alley, he disappeared like a spectre. Borrowing the varied elements of a street battle, an Agility-based Evolver like him would be able to exhibit a truly fearsome combat strength.
In a matter of a few seconds, Bai Xiaosheng had already routed behind the Heaven Sect.
Behind the disciples of the Heaven Sect, there was a sudden flash of green light, and 7 disciples standing together found their hearts pierced within a second.
Their eyes shone with a fading light of disbelief, as their bodies lost strength rapidly and fell the ground. Before even hitting the ground, the last scene they saw was their fellow disciples being stabbed in their hearts noiselessly by a shadow.
Bai Xiaosheng was indeed a perverted man, but after being subdued by Yue Zhong, he truly fought hard. His combat abilities were shocking, and as long as he exerted his maximum speed, he was like a ghost, killing 21 disciples of the Heaven Sect in a matter of about 5 seconds.
He was like a terrifying hunter, noiselessly stalking and hunting his prey, and the 13 Altar Lords in front were focusing their attention on the battlefield, not noticing that he had already decimated a number of their disciples.
An Altar Lord bringing up the rear brought 6 other soldiers and guarded the rear.
Out of the blue, a spear suddenly pierced the heart of the Altar Lord, and his eyes flashed with shock, before losing their light.
A spectre-like figure flashed past, and before the soldiers beside the Altar Lord had the chance to react, they were killed in a similar fashion.
The fact that an Agility-based Evolver assassin had appeared, was devastating. The Altar Lord was a Level 32 Enhancer and he had not the chance to display any of his strength before he was picked off just like that.
“Wu Yang!! Bring your men over!!” Right at this time, the walkie-talkie resounded beside the Altar Lord.
Bai Xiaosheng eyed the walkie-talkie, as he muttered: “Seems like we can’t keep this under wraps for long! I’ve already killed over 68 people, let’s kill a few more before they notice something amiss!”
Bai Xiaosheng eyed a target at a distance and rushed over.
A clean-shaven man, with a knife-scar running down his lips said solemnly: “Seems like Wu Yang had been killed!! There’s an enemy behind us! It must be some top expert, and Wu Yang definitely must have been assassinated.”
The well built man with the scar was the leader of the 13 Altar Lords under Niu Xinghe, and his name was Zhen Yeyang. He was a Level 38 Enhancer, and his strength was truly overbearing. It was not below even some of the Law Protectors. However, there are many things that are not obtained just through power alone.
Zhen Yeyang ordered out: “Notify Song Mingtao, Wu Wen and the rest to be careful of their back, and get their troops to be on guard! We will continue our assault on these few buildings here! The enemy should be a few in number, as long as we take care of those inside these buildings, we can focus our power to take the rest of them out!”
“Yes!” One of the soldiers replied.
Very quickly, 5 Altar Lords mobilized about 42 disciples as they concentrated themselves in a circle, and began defending themselves. With the abilities of those 5 Altar Lords, as well as the defence of those 42 Heaven Sect disciples, they were like a porcupine, causing Bai Xiaosheng to be helpess.
Bai Xiaosheng had confidence that against a single Altar Lord, he would be able to take him out in a single strike. However, with 5 of them staying together, coupled with their strange abilities, adding on to the fact that they were protected by 42 crazed disciples, it truly caused him to have a headache.
Unless Bai Xiaosheng was willing to take the risk and fight it out with that entire troop by throwing his life away, he would be hard pressed to defeat all 47 of them.
“No! If I don’t leave now! I’ll truly be forced to stay!” Song Miaoyi had killed the 72nd soldier of the personal guards, and her breathing had already become erratic, her back drenched with perspiration, and the blood on her body was coagulating. She found her black spear becoming heavier and heavier, and could not brandish it as effectively as at the start of the battle.
Song Miaoyi continued to execute a few more moves, and killed another 3 more personal guards, before she tensed her feet, and leapt towards the skies, jumping towards a bungalow.
One of the Altar Lords with a crooked mouth standing beside Niu Xinghe chuckled coldly: “You want to leave? It’s too late!”
When Song Miaoyi was in midair, she suddenly discovered a number of translucent lines blocking her way, and her expression changed, as she struck out wildly with her spear, intending to break the obstruction apart.
“Surround her!” The Altar Lord laughed out coldly, and closed his fist, and the translucent fishing lines started wrapping around Song Miaoyi at an astonishing speed.
Song Miaoyi lashed out with her spear moves crazily, but she was in mid air, and could not exhibit her full force, and she only broke through 20 of the lines, before being bounded by the rest. She was instantly tied up and pulled down roughly from the skies, as she rolled to Niu Xinghe’s feet.
Niu Xinghe looked at Song Miaoyi with an expression of glee as he barked out: “Bitch!! Now you know the gap between us! I haven’t even made a move, and you have already lost bitch! Just based on your power, and you want to go against the Heaven Sect, you sure don’t know your limits!!”
Song Miaoyi gritted her teeth and cursed out: “Niu Xinghe, what are you! You’re just a beast!! Your Heaven Sect is full of sickos and perverts! If you have the guts, kill me now!! As long as I’m still breathing, I will definitely not let any of you bastards go free!!”
Niu Xinghe looked at her, as his eyes flashed with a cruel and vicious light and he roared with laughter: “Hahahaha! I won’t kill you!! After I’m done playing with you, I will tear off your clothes, and throw you into town, and let every single man come and ravage you! After that, I’ll rear you like a dog!!!! I want to see if you’re the beast, or I’m the beast!!*1 Haha!!”
Chapter 186: Rescue
The breathing of the more than 100 disciples of Heaven Sect started to become ragged, as they stared at Song Miaoyi tied up with beast-like gazes, their eyes glinting with a dangerous gaze. They had not toyed with such a beauty before!
Niu Xinghe was sadistic by nature, however, he treated his subordinates extremely well. For the women that he had toyed with, other than a select few, the rest would be passed to his subordinates to have their turn, and it was a way of winning their support as well.
Hearing the words from Niu Xinghe, and feeling the lustful gaze from every single Heaven Sect disciple around her, a tinge of fear finally surfaced in her heart. She was not fearful of death, but she was definitely dreading the fate that was worse than death. She could feel the countless hungry looks on her, stripping her naked in their minds, and it made her skin crawl.
Song Miaoyi’s eyes flashed with an obstinate look as she stared at Niu Xinghe: “Even till the day I die! I would never submit to you!!”
Niu Xinghe revealed a sardonic smile as he threatened: “Bitch! If you’re looking for death, I’ll kill your entire tribe! I’ve caught a total of 76 people from your tribe! If you die, I will bring every single one of them in front of your corpse and chop their heads off, and inform them that their deaths were because of you!! Hehe!! If you die, your uncles and your brother will go to hell together with you! Only by becoming our bitch, can they stay alive!!”
Hearing those threatening words, Song Miaoyi’s eyes finally betrayed a look of fear, amidst the 76 captives, there was her brother, and she could not bring herself to be stubborn anymore, and her resolve was starting to crumble down.
Niu Xinghe waved his hands, and immediately, the clothes on his upper body were torn off, as he revealed a cruel grin and walked slowly towards Song Miaoyi: “Hahaha!! I shall have a turn with you!! Time to experience how a spear witch tastes like!! Haha!!”
“Elder!! Don’t kill her accidentally! Let us have our fun first before she dies.”
“Yea! Elder!! Don’t destroy her! Everyone wants to toy with this spear witch!”
The various Law Protectors called out, their gazes fixed on Song Miaoyi’s body, as though they couldn’t wait to gobble her up.
“Don’t get any closer!! Don’t come closer!!!” Seeing Niu Xinghe approaching her, Song Miaoyi finally started to show some fear, and she started to struggle, trying to twist her way backwards. However, regardless of how much she tried, it didn’t change a thing. Her futile attempts only served to push Niu Xinghe’s sadistic urges up a notch.
“Haha!!” Niu Xinghe watched the voluptuous and beautiful Song Miaoyi struggling helplessly in front of him and felt extremely excited. He had never messed around before with a peerless beauty such as her. The ethereal beauty coupled with her strength of personality and stubborn character, to him, made her the perfect specimen to subdue and conquer.
Seeing Niu Xinghe approaching closer, a desolate look appeared in Song Miaoyi’s eyes, as she could not help but wail in her heart: “Will someone save me!!!”
Just as Niu Xinghe was about to make a grab for her, he had a sudden change of expression, and retreated hastily, leaping back a few metres.
At that moment, a gunshot rang out shrilly, and a disciple standing beside Niu Xinghe’s earlier position had his body blasted by a Stinger shot, leaving his mangled body to fall lifelessly to the ground.
At the same time when the shot was fired, 4 Shadow Wolves pounced out from behind 4 of the Law Protectors, opening their jaws wide and snapping down on their necks viciously.
Of the 4, 2 had not enough time to react and were instantly killed by that sudden strike. The other 2 had more experience and caution.
One of them had pulled out 6 daggers the instant he felt the Shadow Wolf, and shredded it to pieces.
The other grabbed the Shadow Wolf and pulled with all his might, tearing the body in two, as the wolf turned into wisps of smoke and disappeared.
As that gunshot did not kill Niu Xinghe, Yue Zhong pulled out the PF98, and aimed coldly. He then started firing into the crowd of the disciples!
“The heavens protect us…..” Before a disciple finished his chant, the 12.7mm bullet exploded in his face, causing his brains to be blasted apart.
“The heavens protect us, we’re undefeatable!!” Another disciple roared out as he charged at Yue Zhong, before the heavy ammunition hit his waist, tearing his body in two, while blood and his innards splattered on the ground. He did not die immediately, instead shrieking in agony as he rolled on the ground.
The power of the bullet was terrifying, whoever was hit by the bullet, would be blasted into smithereens. When faced with the might of the heavy ammunition, they were like pigs and dogs awaiting slaughter, as their limbs were blasted apart, they became part of the heavy casualties.
When witnessing that scene of carnage, and their comrades that died a horrible death, many of the disciples finally lost their nerve. With the exception of 30-something fanatics, the rest quivered and ducked for cover.
Yue Zhong pulled out a walkie-talkie and ordered: “Storm the front! Annihilate all enemies that obstruct us!”
Zheng Minghe was currently poised to strike outside the town, and he relayed the order: “The leader has given the command! Attack! Annihilate anyone who obstructs us!”
With an IFV leading, the vehicle fleet carrying the fully equipped experts charged into Mahogany Town.
Within the town, as the Law Protector was disrupted from his ability, Song Miaoyi shook free from the loosened lines, and nimbly got to her feet. She grabbed the spear on the ground, taking a look at Yue Zhong, before immediately chasing after the 2 Law Protectors.
Song Miaoyi was intelligent, and knew clearly that if Yue Zhong had fired at her, she would be dead. However, his target was the disciple of the Heaven Sect, obviously there were mutual benefits in the alliance.
“Smart woman!” Yue Zhong took a look at Song Miaoyi, and praised silently.
“Who’re you?” Right at this time, Niu Xinghe’s infuriated and violent voice sounded from beside Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong turned his head, and saw the twisted expression of Niu Xinghe and easily met his ferocious gaze.
The congregation of Heaven Sect’s disciples had allowed a single round from Yue Zhong to heavily injure many of them and killed the rest, to the point where Niu Xinghe’s personal guards were almost wiped out. This caused Niu Xinghe to be extremely furious.
“Kneel! Or die!” Yue Zhong stared coldly at Niu Xinghe, as his pupils shrunk, and he activated his [Art of Fear].
In an instant, a huge Spiritual Blast encompassing Yue Zhong’s tyrannical Spirit launched towards Niu Xinghe.
However, under that immense pressure, Niu Xinghe only frowned slightly, as he revealed a sardonic smile: “An Enhancer that specializes in Spirit-based attacks? Today, I’ll mince you up, and fuck your women in front of your dying corpses!!”
Niu Xinghe chucked grimly, as he pressed down his feet, then shot towards Yue Zhong explosively.
Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed as he activated his Shadow Steps, pushing his speed to the limit, and raising his Stinger to aim at Niu Xinghe.
Niu Xinghe suddenly employed a weird foot technique, as his body started to sway and approach Yue Zhong.
“Is he a close-combat Enhancer? But if it’s like that, how did he manage to defend against my [Art of Fear]?” Facing that mysterious footwork, Yue Zhong had no way of aiming at Niu Xinghe, and could only fire off 6 shots instantly.
“Haha! Die!! Scum!” Niu Xinghe’s body flashed, and he dodged all 6 bullets in a strange fashion, appearing to Yue Zhong’s right. He was grinning maniacally, as he swung the huge 2m axe at Yue Zhong.
With a wave of his hands. Yue Zhong pulled out his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade and parried the attack.
The axe swung downwards with immense force and met Yue Zhong’s weapon, and a shockwave spread outwards from the clash.
“What a strong fellow!!” Both parties had equal strength, and Yue Zhong was forced back a few steps from the collision. His right hand was numb from the impact, and if it wasn’t for his high Endurance, that blow from Niu Xinghe could possibly have shatter his right shoulder.
“Hahaha! Die! Die! Die!!” Niu Xinghe roared in mad laughter, and launched a flurry of swings on Yue Zhong after taking a leap to get close.
Yue Zhong used his [Shadow Steps] again, barely managing to cope, as he was forced back constantly by Niu Xinghe. Both his shoulders were numb from the constant blocking, and his defence could crumble at any moment. Against the furious assault from Niu Xinghe, Yue Zhong had no time to catch a breath, and he couldn’t even swing his blade.
Niu Xinghe maintained his attacks, as he tried to sway Yue Zhong with taunting words: “Offer your women to me! Become my dog! I will let you live!! Otherwise, I’ll have your head today!!”
Yue Zhong could maintain his defence for such a long time, and it was outside of Niu Xinghe’s expectations as well. He had always been able to slaughter his enemies within 20 seconds of engagement, however, this guy in front of him had already held on for more than a minute, which caused Niu Xinghe’s heart to slowly turn cold.
Chapter 187: Burning Niu Xinghe Alive!
“The person to die today will be you!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he activated his [Gravity Manipulation].
In that instant, the gravity on Niu Xinghe seemed to double, and caused his movements to falter.
Yue Zhong evaded the axe swing, as he twisted his body, and slashed his blade at Niu Xinghe.
Niu Xinghe’s face fell, as he leapt back, but he still received a strike at his waist.
When Yue Zhong’s strike landed, he felt as if he had just struck a huge thick armor that absorbed the impact, and he had no way of penetrating it. He observed carefully, and discovered that the torn cloth at Niu Xinghe’s waist revealed a mild yellow scaly armor.
Yue Zhong’s pupils narrowed as he slowly said: “Type 3 Mutant Beast Hide!”
Only a Type 3 Mutant Beast armor could withstand the blow from the Level 4 Treasure Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade without being damaged in the slightest.
Niu Xinghe laughed sardonically as he employed his strange footwork, rushing towards Yue Zhong in a fierce manner: “That’s right!! I’m covered entirely with a Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, and I’m invincible! Today, regardless of how you struggle, you will die at my hands!!”
Niu Xinghe was almost undefeatable in close combat, adding on the protection of his Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, his only weakness was his exposed head. This was the reason why he dared to be tyrannical. With the protection of the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, he was truly invincible, and was naturally brutal in his attacks.
“Seems like the Heaven Sect has some decent resources! However, you’ll be the one to die today!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed fiercely, and he activated his [Gravity Manipulation], distorting the gravity field around him, causing Niu Xinghe’s body to sink, and his movements became distorted as well.
“Pei! Just with the [Gravity Manipulation] ability? I have killed dozens of Gravity users who were stronger than you by 6 or 7 times, you shall die!” Niu Xinghe adjusted his movements in a split second, as the brutal look on his face intensified. He then swung his axe with a fearsome momentum towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he activated his Devil Flame, and reached out for Niu Xinghe. A terrifying fireball started forming in his right hand, as it exploded forth and enveloped Niu Xinghe.
“Ah!!! It hurts!!! It hurts!!! Ah!!!!” Niu Xinghe started screaming shrilly in agony when he was enveloped by that Devil Flame fireball, as his entire body started to burn up.
In just a second, Niu Xinghe’s head was incinerated into ash, while his entire body started to disintegrate under the burning of the Devil Flame, leaving behind the God and Devil system equipment and Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, as they fell to the floor.
Yue Zhong walked over, as he took a look at the system equipment that Niu Xinghe had.
Yue Zhong already had most of the equipment on Niu Xinghe’s body, with the exception of one special item.
“Level 4 Treasure: Necklace of Clarity! +8 Spirit upon equipping. With this item, in any 24-hour period, user will be able to defend against a Type 3 Spirit attack once, Type 2 Spirit attack 4 times, and normal spiritual attacks 16 times.”
It was precisely this Level 4 treasure Necklace of Clarity that had blocked Yue Zhong’s [Art of Fear] attack.
Yue Zhong pondered a moment, before he switched out the Level 3 Necklace of Hurricane on his neck, and equipped this Level 4 Treasure. Although his Spirit was already extremely strong, with this equipment, he would be invulnerable to basically any Spiritual attacks, and could maintain his clarity.
After he kept the rest of the equipment, he looked towards the distance, and saw Song Miaoyi entangling with the 2 Law Protectors from the Heaven Sect.
Song Miaoyi’s spear techniques were truly incredible, as she pounced about like a leopard, enveloping the 2 Law Protectors within the radius of her spear skills.
The Law Protector that was able to manipulate the 6 daggers found his skill being torn apart by the spear shadows, as his own body was pierced a few times, before being sent flying back about 2-3 metres.
The other Law Protector was proficient in the art of fighting, but found himself being pierced continuously by Song Miaoyi’s spear, and was forced back constantly.
However, both of them were wearing Type 3 Mutant Beast hides, and could defend against the sharp strikes of Song Miaoyi. This enabled them to save on their strength as they dragged the battle out. Without the Type 3 Mutant Beast hides, they would have long been punched full of holes.
Yue Zhong looked towards the rest of the battlefield, and saw that his own troops had already charged into the town, and were hunting the rest of the disciples from the Heaven Sect.
“This is the time to show our loyalty to Heaven Sect! Let us offer our fresh blood for the glory of the Heaven Sect! As long as we’re loyal, we will return to the kingdom of God after we die!! Everybody, charge with me!!” A fanatic roared out loudly as he charged towards Yue Zhong’s troops with a crazy glint in his eyes.
“The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!”
20 other fanatics followed the lead of the first guy as they shouted out with fervor and charged towards Yue Zhong’s troops.
“Kill!” Zheng Minghe saw the 20-over zealots rushing over with blades in their hands, and he coldly gave the command.
The machine gun on the vehicle turned around, and spew out an intense volley of gunfire, and a dense barrage of bullets rained on the zealots, and they fell to the ground in their own blood. They did not die immediately, instead, they rolled around as they moaned in pain.
Zheng Minghe led the rest of the soldiers forwards, as they finished off the job by firing a single bullet in each disciple that was still alive, sending them on their way.
Watching this terrifying scene, the majority of the remaining disciples had ashen faces, as they tried to escape. Not everybody was a fanatic, and many had joined just to survive in this cruel world.
“Don’t kill me!! I surrender!!”
More of the disciples began throwing their weapons down, as they knelt on the ground, trembling in fear while looking at the IFVs and machine gun-mounted vehicles. To ordinary people, such armored vehicles were invincible existences, and they had no way of retaliating.
Zheng Minghe brought his men and continued further in without so much of a resistance, only tying up the captives. Those fanatics who charged out would be executed instantly, and the troops managed to arrive at the heart of the battle in the centre of town casually.
“Damn it! Sun Shan! Let’s scram!!” The Law Protector controlling his 6 daggers saw the arriving IFV and troops, and his expression turned sour, before shouting to his comrade.
The Law Protector called Sun Shan had just been pierced by Song Miaoyi, as he turned to look at the distance.
“You will remain here!” Following the sound of Yue Zhong’s voice, a terrifying Spirit attack penetrated Sun Shan’s mind, and he was instantly engulfed in various illusions and hallucinations of torment.
“Ah!!!” Sun Shan screamed out miserably, before falling lifelessly to the ground.
“Kneel!” Yue Zhong came out and with a threatening aura, he gazed at the Law Protector with control over his 6 daggers and ordered.
The Law Protector took one look at Yue Zhong, as his face changed: “It’s you!! Elder Niu has already been killed by you?!”
Yue Zhong stared indifferently at the Law Protector: “Are you surrendering! Or will you join him in Hell?”
“NO! You can’t surrender! You’ll die at my hands!!” Song Miaoyi’s eyes flashed with fire, as she gritted her teeth and striked forwards with her spear, aiming at hsi face. She knew the only weak point was the head.
The Law Protector was a battle-hardened veteran after all, and with just a thought, 3 daggers shot forwards to block the spear strike, causing it to be deflected away.
The Law Protector immediately shouted out: “I surrender!! I surrender!! This leader! I surrender! Spare my life!!!”
Even the upper echelons of the Heaven Sect knew what the Sect was exactly about, and other than a rare few, many were not actually loyal to a fault. Only the ignorant lower levels thought that the Heaven Sect was incredible.
“Stay your hand!” When the Law Protector surrendered, Yue Zhong stepped forward, bringing his Crocodile Saw Tooth Blade to parry Song Miaoyi’s spear.
Song Miaoyi took a few steps back, as her beautiful eyes shone with a burning fury and she stared at Yue Zhong: “He’s my enemy! If you help him, are you going to be an enemy too?!”
Yue Zhong gazed back indifferently: “Is this how you treat your benefactor?”
Song Miaoyi maintained her gaze for awhile, before she collected herself, as she stood straight and said: “Many thanks for saving me earlier! I’m Song Miaoyi! What’s your name?”
Yue Zhong replied: “I’m Yue Zhong!”
Song Miaoyi looked at the man in front of her and assessed him quietly, and she could feel his strength. She said sincerely: “Yue Zhong! You saved me, and I’m very appreciative of that! From today onwards, you’re a friend to us from the Cang Tong Tribe. Whenever you have problems, feel free to look for me, our entire tribe will definitely aid you. However, this beast! He had brought men to capture over dozens of our tribesmen as well as from the surrounding areas! I cannot let him go! Give him to me, and this favour will be remembered for always!”
Hearing Song Miaoyi’s words, Yue Zhong contemplated silently.
The Law Protector suddenly smiled grimly, as he barked at Yue Zhong: “Don’t move!! Or I’ll be merciless!!”
2 of the blades that Song Miaoyi had knocked away had suddenly appeared at Yue Zhong’s heart and vertebra.
“Let me leave here! Otherwise, I’ll kill you!!” The Law Protector chuckled evilly.
“Trash! Just die!” Yue Zhong suddenly turned, the Stinger already in his hands as he directly fired at the head of the Law Protector.
Following the loud gunshot, the brains of the Law Protector were blasted apart, as his lifeless corpse slumped to the ground, and the daggers fell along with him.
Chapter 188: Pressure
Right at this time, Zheng Minghe brought his men as they came to Yue Zhong and saluted: “Leader!!”
“Follow me!” Yue Zhong looked at Song Miaoyi and spoke indifferently, before bringing Zheng Minghe and Ming Jiajia towards Bai Xiaosheng’s side of the battle.
Song Miaoyi heard the commanding tone from Yue Zhong, and hint of displeasure shone in her eyes. However, she looked at Yue Zhong and his troops, and stamped her foot, before tagging behind Yue Zhong.
Following the trail of corpses, Yue Zhong soon brought his team along until they saw Bai Xiaosheng engaged in battle against 5 Law Protectors. Both sides were facing off, but neither had the upper hand.
The Law Protectors from the Heaven Sect could not catch Bai Xiaosheng, not a single one of them could match up to his speed. However, at the same time, if Bai Xiaosheng truly went after any one of them, he would have to face the joint assault from all 5, which would be risky, and hence both sides were just eyeing each other right now.
Bai Xiaosheng spoke out with a little embarrassment: “Leader! You’re here! I’m sorry! These bunch of guys are too troublesome, I haven’t managed to take care of them!”
Yue Zhong glanced at Bai Xiaosheng, before he stepped forward and commanded coldly: “Those opposite, listen up! Surrender immediately! I’ll only give you 10 seconds to consider! Those who refuse will die!”
One of the Altar Lords shouted: “You bunch of devil-worshipping heretics, you dare to go against Heaven Sect! You’ll definitely face a terrible fate, and after your death, you’d be sentenced to the deepest depths of hell with no chance of reincarnation!! Surrender to us now and we’ll baptize you, and cleanse you of your sins, and help you back into God’s grace!! As long as you accumulate merit for the Sect, you can ascend to Heaven, and enjoy yourself!!”
“Kill the heretics! Kill the devils!!”
“Kill the heretics! Kill the devils!!”
The disciples began to chant upon hearing the Altar Lord’s words. With their blind faith, their morale was also rising!
“Kill them!” Yue Zhong eyed the zealots and gave the order to Zheng Minghe.
“Open fire!” Zheng Minghe relayed the order.
The remaining soldiers had already prepped their artillery and set their aim. Upon receiving Zheng Minghe’s orders, they started firing, as huge explosive rounds landed on the positions of those zealots who were hiding behind cover.
Following the rapid loud explosions, disciples of the Heaven sect found their bodies blasted to pieces. The Altar Lord who had gave the rallying call about killing heretics were also caught within the blast radius, and was instantly pulverized.
Under the blanket of artillery fire, to the extent of 2 consecutive rounds, the disciples who had no experience in modern warfare collapsed, as they lost all will to fight, and tried to escape towards the back after retreating from their cover.
At this time, the IFV and the machine-gun mounted vehicles started firing wildly at those escaping disciples, and the bullets tore into the disciples, turning them into sieves full of holes, as they fell to the ground.
Within 10 minutes, the disciples surrounding the 5 Altar Lords to protect them had been annihilated, and 3 of the 5 Altar Lords had been blasted to death.
The 2 remaining Altar Lords were Agility-based Enhancers, and they took the opportunity to rush out from their hiding place, as they retreated towards the back. They knew that staying here would spell death, and they disregarded everything as they made a mad dash to run from it all.
Yue Zhong pulled out his Stinger, as he opened fire at the 2 escaping Altar Lords. Their heads were immediately blasted to oblivion and their headless corpses fell to the ground.
“Continue the advance!” Yue Zhong ordered indifferently.
Under his orders, even though they had little men, they were all elites, and they made their way forwards in an orderly fashion, exhibiting the disciplined and strong bearing of soldiers.
Song Miaoyi observed this small troop of Yue Zhong and was thoroughly shocked: “So strong!! This troop is really strong!!”
Song Miaoyi was confident of handling any one soldier from within this troop. However, if the entire troop was to launch an assault on her, she would not even be able to withstand a single minutes assault before she would be killed.
Yue Zhong and his troops quickly arrived at the location that the remaining personnel under Zhen Yeyang were using as a hide out.
Zheng Minghe hollered at the people hiding within the building: “Those inside listen up! Surrender now! Otherwise, we’ll not treat you nicely!”
Inside the building, Zhen Yeyang had a grim look as he grabbed a tribesman and pushed him to the window, while placing a blade on this abductees neck: “The whole lot of you better retreat! Otherwise I’ll kill the hostages! There are 31 hostages here with us. If you don’t retreat! I’ll kill the whole lot of them!!”
The disciples of the Heaven Sect seemed to have been overcome with a madness, as they pushed the hostages to the windows, and placed their weapons at their necks. Anytime Zhen Yeyang gave the order, they would immediately slaughter the hostages to join them in death!
“6th Uncle!! 8th Uncle! 17th Uncle!” Seeing those tribesman, Song Miaoyi’s eyes flashed with fear, and could not help but call out. Those were the elders that had watched her grow up before the apocalypse, and after the apocalypse had set in, everyone had banded together to survive up till now. These elders were like her own family, and she could not bear to see them die in front of her.
Yue Zhong eyed the huge building, as he ordered coolly: “Get ready to attack! Storm the front! Snipers get ready to switch to grenade launchers!”
Song Miaoyi’s face fell, as she ran to Yue Zhong and spoke shrilly: “No!! You can’t do that! Those hostages will definitely die if you do that! Those are human lives!!”
Yue Zhong’s heart was hardened, as he returned her look with an ice-cold stare: “I’m sorry! Miss Song Miaoyi! I can understand your feelings, but I need to eradicate the remnant forces of this Heaven Sect! As for those hostages, they have nothing to do with me, I can’t waste time here because of them! Please make way!”
Song Miaoyi grabbed her black spear tightly as her face turned pale, and she stubbornly glared: “No! I won’t allow this!!”
With a single swishing motion, 20 soldiers raised their guns and aimed at Song Miaoyi, the moment she made a random move, they would punch her full of holes! Although she was a beauty, in their hearts, following orders was the most important thing. A single beauty would not be enough to sway the hearts of these elite soldiers.
Even the frivolous Bai Xiaosheng was holding a gun to Song Miaoyi’s head, although his eye flashed with a hint of pity. If she truly died, he would feel a tinge of regret. However, if he went against Yue Zhong’s wishes, then the person to die would be him.
Under the pressure of having multiple weapons aimed at her, Song Miaoyi did not relent as she stubbornly glared at Yue Zhong, like an epiphyllum that would wilt at any time.
Yue Zhong frowned, as he waved his hands, and the 20 over soldiers lowered their guns.
Song Miaoyi knelt down as she pleaded: “Please! Please save my tribesmen!! As long as you do so, whatever you ask of me! I’ll be willing to do so!!”
For her tribesmen, Song Miaoyi was willing to put down her pride to kneel in front of Yue Zhong. This was because her tribesmen were extremely important kin to her, and she did not want them to perish at such a place.
Yue Zhong looked at the kneeling Song Miaoyi as he frowned. He pondered a while, looking at the building in the meantime, before he slowly replied: “Bai Xiaosheng stay! The rest, retreat!”
Hearing Yue Zhong’s order, all the soldiers retreated.
“Song Miaoyi, remember what you said today! Follow me!” Yue Zhong looked at Song Miaoyi as he indifferently reminded her, before entering a small alley with Ming Jiajia.
Song Miaoyi followed closely behind.
Bai Xiaosheng immediately sighed, as he played with his dagger and followed behind Yue Zhong, disappearing into the alley: “What a pity! Another beauty had been conquered by leader!!”
“How is it? Have you contacted headquarters?” Zhen Yeyang saw the soldiers retreating, as he heaved a sigh of relief, before asking a subordinate beside him.
The disciple swiftly replied: “I’ve already notified headquarters!! They have arranged for 2 Elders to bring reinforcements! However, they said we will have to fend them off for 2 hours. Reinforcements would arrive by then.”
Zhen Yeyang took a few deep breaths, as the stone weighing on his heart was lifted: “2 hours? As long as we can hold out for 2 hours, it’s our victory!! Those heretics would definitely be dealt with by the Great Elders!!”
At this time, with a single ‘bang’, the door to the room Zhen Yeyang and the captives were in was kicked wide open.
Yue Zhong strode into the office, taking in the details of the room in a single look, before firing the .03 rifle in his hands 10 times consecutively within a second, and directly killing all the Heaven Sect’s disciples.
Beside Yue Zhong, Ming Jiajia had already summoned out her 5 Shadow Wolves, appearing behind 5 of the disciples, and biting their necks.
As the attention of everybody in the room was focused on Yue Zhong and Ming Jiajia, Bai Xiaosheng came swinging into the room from the room upstairs, landing within the group of disciples. The blade in his hand flashed, and a total of 7 disciples found their hearts pierced.
In just mere seconds, 22 disciples had died at the hands of Yue Zhong’s group of 3, causing chaos to erupt.
Song Miaoyi also made use of the opportunity to rush into the office, her spear flashing as she leapt about like a leopard, killing 3 disciples with her profound spear skills.
The Heaven Sect’s disciples in the office had been wiped out save for a few, everyone of the remaining members lost their gall, as they abandoned battle tried to escape.
One of the Altar Lords saw that things weren’t going well, and he tried to escape from the window. Just as he made his move, Bai Xiaosheng chuckled grimly, and shot forwards like an arrow, stabbing into the back of the Altar Lord, killing him.
Bai Xiaosheng might be tied down when facing against a group of strong enemies, but facing single enemies, very few were considered his opponents. He was like a shadow that flitted about, as he slaughtered his enemies easily, and few could withstand an attack from him.
“I surrender!!” Zhen Yeyang’s mind spun, as he threw the Tang Replica Sword to a side, and raised his hands to shout out.
When the head surrenders, the rest of the disciples had no intention to resist longer, as they abandoned their weapons and shouted out as they trembled.
Bai Xiaosheng then walked up to these disciples, and started to tie them up.
“6th Uncle! 8th Uncle!” Song Miaoyi ran to the hostages, as she helped them out of their ropes, and called out emotionally. This time, she had dragged many of her close kin in the attempt to assassinate Niu Xinghe, and it caused her endless worry. If it wasn’t for the sudden appearance of Yue Zhong, she would not have known what to do.
2 of the men with wrinkles on their foreheads and tanned skins looked at Song Miaoyi, their eyes pleased: “Lass! It’s good that you’re fine!!”
Yue Zhong confirmed news with Zhen Yeyang: “After an hour, the reinforcements from the Heaven Sect will be here. Are you certain about this?”
Zhen Yeyang had a solemn expression as he replied: “It’s true! If I were lying, you can execute me!”
The information about the reinforcements coming, everyone within the room knew about it. Zhen Yeyang wanted to use this piece of information to gain Yue Zhong’s trust. He had not much faith in the Heaven Sect in the beginning, and joining them was for the sake of a better life. When he landed in Yue Zhong’s hands, he had immediately switched to a different tune, and worked towards gaining Yue Zhong’s trust.
“An hour?” Yue Zhong pondered, his eyes flashing with a hint of decisiveness.
On a small frozen road, 800 Heaven Sect disciples were currently marching forward.
Within the human crowd, there was a Rolls-Royce moving forwards quietly.
A fat middle-aged man was asking his skinny companion at his side: “Old Luo! Heard that Old Niu had fallen at the hands of some heretics! What do you make of this?”
The fat middle-aged man was called Chen Shenggang, and was the 7th Elder in the Heaven Sect. The skinny man was called Luo Kui, and he was the 5th Elder, both of them were considered to be experts within Heaven Sect.
Luo Kui replied coldly: “What else to think? Old Niu had always been too violent and brutal! He had so many enemies, it’s not a surprise that he’s dead. However, to be able to kill Old Niu, the enemy must be pretty formidable himself.
Luo Kui laughed icily: “For the sake of a few hostages, they actually stopped their assault. Regardless of their abilities, it seems like they have weaknesses as well.”
Chapter 189: Chen Shenggang
Chen Shenggang had a look of apprehension: “However, Old Niu is truly dead! Are our forces going to be enough?”
Chen Shenggang was a burly look man with plenty of both, fat and muscle on his body, and he truly looked fierce. However, one cannot be judged based on appearance, and he happened to be a coward actually. He could become a strong Enhancer purely by luck, as he had gained an incredible Level 3 skill at the onset of the apocalypse, hence he could survive for so long.
Luo Kui glanced at Chen Shenggang, his eyes flashed with a hint of contempt: “We have 800 people here, and 500 guys over at Mahogany Town. Didn’t Zhen Yeyang give his report earlier? There are only about 100 enemies, and even if they have experts, we just have to send our men and it would be enough to squash them.”
Chen Shenggang continued in deep thought before his frown slowly eased, as his face revealed a smile: “That’s true! We have 800 disciples here. Of them, there are 200 zealots. With them, we have no need to fear any enemy!”
Inside a forest, Yue Zhong watched the 800-strong army walk into his ambush without a single wariness, as he gave the order: “Attack!!”
Under Yue Zhong’s command, an IFV led the fleet of machine gun-mounted vehicles as they charged out from the forest, and started to launch an assault on the right side of the Heaven Sect’s reinforcements.
All the armored vehicles were unleashing their bullets with a frenzy, causing a large number of the disciples around to be punched full of holes, fresh blood splattering the entire area. Many of them fell down dead, their bodies full of wounds.
“The Heaven Sect is undefeatable!! Kill the enemy, become a saint!!”
Facing such a sudden raid, the 200 white-robed disciples began to get worked up with a madness in their eyes, as they charged at the vehicles without a care for their own lives. They were the zealots previously mentioned, and thoroughly had faith that as long as they fought and died for Heaven Sect, they would be able to enter God’s kingdom. Therefore, every single one of them was fearless, and were extremely ruthless in their attacks.
These fanatics formed the main part of the Heaven Sect’s attack force, as their passionate and staunch faith allowed them to charge into battle without a hint of fear nor regret, even if they knew they had to die, it was with willingness. Many of them even saw death as a blessing.
However, regardless of how strong one’s faith was, a normal person’s body would not be able to repel bullets, much less be impervious to it. The IFV and machine gun-mounted vehicles sprayed their guns at the 200 disciples, and they were felled as easily as wheat being sowed. Fresh blood dyed the entire ground, and there were moans of agony uttered everywhere.
These fanatics might be a threat to close combat Enhancers, but in front of modern warfare weaponry, their blood and fervor would only serve to send them faster to their deaths.
Luo Kui had sensed danger at the first moment, and had opened up his palms, activating a Psychic Barrier, as a transparent barrier appeared in front of him, deflecting the majority of the bullets coming his way. He was a Level 46 Enhancer with the [Telekinesis] Ability, and could defend against the damage from those 12.7mm bullets that could pierce even armored vehicles.
Countless bullets were deflected off Luo Kui’s barrier, and that sort of imagery pushed the morale of the disciples up quickly. Many of them gathered close to Luo Kui, as they hollered with conviction: “The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!”
As the IFV adjusted its gun and line of fire, the ZPT90 that has been kept aside was aimed at Luo Kui, and unleashed hell and carnage.
The bullets from the heavy machine gun landed explosively on the Psychic Barrier, and were actually blocked. However, the barrier only managed to withstand about 3 seconds of continuously being impacted by bullets.
After 3 seconds, the barrier disintegrated into pieces, and Luo Kui spat out a mouthful of fresh blood, while the heavy rounds landed on his body, sending him exploding backwards for a few metres. He fell to the ground, his body crumpled, and his orifices bleeding profusely, before he died.
Luo Kui had worn a Type 3 Mutant Beast hide to protect himself, and while the rounds were insufficient to penetrate the hide, the fearsome impact could not be negated, unless his resistance was as tough as Yue Zhong who had pumped so much in Endurance.
With Luo Kui’s death, the Psychic Barrier disappeared, and the Heaven Sect’s disciple were like unwilling pigs waiting for slaughter, as they started to escape frantically in various directions.
Yue Zhong glanced at those disciples that have lost their composure and ordered Zhen Yeyang: “Zhen Yeyang! It’s your turn! Kill those who won’t surrender!”
“Yes! Leader!” Zhen Yeyang had an extremely complicated gaze in his eyes as he responded.
“Brothers! Let us charge!! Time to earn some merits!!! Let the leader witness our sincerity!!!” Zhen Yeyang shouted to his fellow disciples that had been captured earlier.
“Kill!! Kill! Kill!” Those Heaven Sect disciples who had already surrendered to Yue Zhong took up their weapons, as they followed Zhen Yeyang’s lead and charged towards the dispersed Heaven Sect members with bloodshot eyes.
If Yue Zhong had gotten those ex-disciples to charge first, and treated them like cannon fodder, the majority of them would definitely have defected again.
However, now that with Yue Zhong slaughtering the 800 of the Heaven Sect’s disciples, these ex-disciples were not fervent supporters in the first place, and due to their thirst to prove their loyalty, they charged forwards like ferocious tigers and wolves, killing their past comrades without a shred of remorse.
On the other side, Song Miaoyi had brought her tribesmen as they charged at the scattered Heaven Sect disciples, killing them with a passionate fury.
The Heaven Sect had been terrorizing the surrounding areas in recent times, and had treated these tribesmen as slaves, or blood sacrifices. This had cause enmity to be sown, and Song Miaoyi would naturally not be merciful when dealing with them.
“I surrender!! I surrender!! Don’t kill me!”
With the 3 groups chasing and hunting, the Heaven Sect’s side was destroyed beyond recognition, and a majority of the disciples pleaded for their lives. Those who didn’t surrender were killed off by the ones that had defected to Yue Zhong, as well as the tribesmen.
Yue Zhong strode over to the escaping disciples, with the Stinger in his hands, as long as he saw an expert whether hiding or not, he would immediately fire a shot to destroy their heads.
Bai Xiaosheng was like an unsheathed blade that bathed in blood, waving in and out of the human crowd, his daggers flashing about, and a number of the Altar Lords and Law Protectors were assassinated without a sound. His abilities made it hard for him to deal with a tightly packed group in defence, but against single unorganized enemies, there was almost nobody that could stop him.
The IFV and machine gun mounted vehicles had stopped shooting as well, they just maintained their inactivity but exuding a pressuring aura on the battlefield. Yue Zhong had brought a limited amount of ammunition, and to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances, he had to use them sparingly. Otherwise, without any ammunition, his IFV and machine gun-mounted vehicles were just normal vehicles.
Not long after, the reinforcements from the Heaven Sect fell entirely into Yue Zhong’s arms.
Song Miaoyi gripped her Level 3 Treasure Black Gold Spear, as she looked at those tied-up captives, her eyes shone with disbelief: “Did we win just like that?”
Song Miaoyi could not help but look towards Yue Zhong, her eyes filled with a look of wonder and awe. When they had heard that the Heaven Sect had sent reinforcements of about 800 disciples, Song Miaoyi and her uncles had panicked, and were in favor of retreat. However, this man in front of her had remained calm and planned a counter-attack, and had easily caused this 800-strong reinforcement to collapse, without much casualty on their own side! It was almost a miracle.
Zhen Yeyang had an excited look as he walked about the captives. He had led his men and captured over 400 captives, contributing largely to the success, and Yue Zhong had already assigned him a platoon commander role. He had hence become a officer under Yue Zhong’s command.
Just as Zhen Yeyang was patrolling, he suddenly caught sight of a familiar person, and he could not help but spit out, as he backed up a few steps warily: “Elder Chen??”
The man who was called warily by Zhen Yeyang, was precisely the 7th Elder of the Heaven Sect, Chen Shenggang. As an Elder of the Heaven Sect, Chen Shenggang was a Level 40 Enhancer, and if he suddenly went on a rampage, killing a few normal people wasn’t an issue.
Chen Shenggang squeezed out a flattering smile as he said: “I’ve surrendered! Zhen Yeyang, can you bring me to meet your leader?”
Zhen Yeyang looked at Chen Shenggang, feeling a little strange as he nodded and said: “Follow me!”
The moment Chen Shenggang came in front of Yue Zhong, he immediately knelt and kowotowed: “This small one Chen Shenggang was an Elder of the Heaven Sect. As long as this esteemed leader can spare my life, this small one is willing to do anything for you!!”
Yue Zhong was a little speechless, as he looked at Zhen Yeyang and asked: “Was he really an Elder?”
Zhen Yeyang nodded and ascertained his background: “Leader! He truly was the 7th Elder of the Heaven Sect! I’ve seen him at the headquarters a few times.”
Yue Zhong immediately gave the order: “I’ll accept you! Chen Shenggang, show me your abilities!”
As long as he knew Chen Shenggang’s abilities, Yue Zhong could then make the appropriate measures. Chen Shenggang would then not be a threat to him.
Chen Shenggang stood up and responded loudly: “Yes! I can manipulate the ground!! Please observe!”
Chen Shenggang’s pupils shrunk, as he activated his [Ground Manipulation] skill, and a 3m spike shot out from the ground. He then bellowed, as 6 consecutive small spikes shot out from the ground.
Yue Zhong observed Chen Shenggang’s display, and his heart turned cold.
The skill of this Chen Shenggang was truly tyrannical, if he was a little less cowardly, and had charged towards the IFV while releasing this skill, the IFV would have been overturned. It might even have been penetrated by the ground spikes.
Chen Shenggang lowered his head and bowed, with an honest look: “Leader! This is my ability! It has a limited range, and can only create such sharp spikes within a 100m. If it’s beyond a 100m, then I would need more time, to create spikes with enough threatening power!”
Chen Shenggang’s ability was not weak, but his courage was truly too small, the moment he saw Luo Kui being blasted apart, he had lost all will to fight. After that, he had seen how casually Yue Zhong and Bai Xiaosheng slaughtered those experts from the Heaven Sect, and had not dared to risk anything. He just hid behind a cover, and acted as a normal disciple, and surrendered.
If it wasn’t for Zhen Yeyang discovering him, Chen Shenggang had wanted to pose as a captive, before finding an opportunity to escape. Although he did not dare to fight against Yue Zhong and his troops, he had confidence in escaping. He had the [Ground Manipulation] ability, no cell could contain him. Unless it was those specially constructed cells that were meant to counter his ability, which would mean that his ability was useless.
Yue Zhong stared at Chen Shenggang and asked slowly: “Are these all the reinforcements sent?”
Chen Shenggang nodded as he bowed: “Responding to Leader! There’s only us!”
Yue Zhong’s gaze was like a knife that pierced into Chen Shenggang’s heart: “You guys must have set off from Peaceful Heart Town right!”
“Yes!!” Chen Shenggang looked at Zhen Yeyang beside Yue Zhong, and did not dare life, and directly responded.
Yue Zhong continued asking: “How many troops are at Peaceful Heart Town?”
Chen Shenggang replied with full honesty: “There’s only a Law Protector, 7 Altar Lords, 50 zealots and about 170 normal disciples there. In Peaceful Heart Town, there are about 20 rifles, 25 handguns, and the remaining weapons are all obsolete melee weapons!”
Yue Zhong stared at Chen Shenggang coldly: “Bring us to Peaceful Heart Town! After we take it down, I’ll raise you to become a platoon commander!”
Chen Shenggang did not dare reject as he responded soundly: “Yes! Leader!!”
Peaceful Heart Town was different from Mahogany Town, and was one of the actual headquarters of the Heaven Sect, and was only about 20km away from the central base in Long An Province. There were 2 Elders stationed there, and over a 1000 disciples as their force, and could respond to any situation in the nearby towns, at the same time, they could send reinforcements back to the main base if need be.
The force of a hundred people soon came to Peaceful Heart Town.
“Who is it?” The disciple stationed at the entrance saw this 100-strong troop, his heart became wary, as he raised his gun and questioned.
Chen Shenggang came out from the crowd and stared at the disciple coldly: “You can’t even recognize me? By using your gun against me, are you thinking of flouting the rules?”
“Oh, it’s Elder Chen!!! Your subordinate didn’t know it’s the return of Elder Chen, if this small one had offended you, please do not take it to heart!!” The disciple had turned ashen, and immediately threw himself to the ground!
The 4 disciples at the gate immediately kneeled and called out loudly: “Long live Elder Chen!!”
Chen Shenggang threw a haughty gaze as he commanded: “Go bring Law Protector Ning as well as the 7 Altar Lords, and the heavenly troops to gather at the Green Garden! I have something to tell them! I’ll get others to stand guard here. Go!”
Chapter 190: Long An County
“Yes, Elder Chen!!” The 4 disciples immediately replied in a respectful manner, before leaving towards the centre of town.
Chen Shenggang then led Yue Zhong and the rest towards the Green Garden district part of town to be deployed.
Ning Yi, a middle-aged man with a medium build, slightly yellow skin, and ordinary looks, brought 7 Altar Lords as they hurried towards the Green Garden district. He looked at Chen Shenggang and asked: “Elder Chen, didn’t you guys set off to help Zhen Yeyang? How come you’ve suddenly come back?”
Chen Shenggang looked at Ning Yi as his pupils shrank, and assumed a stern face: “Our Sect Leader has issued a sacred instruction, with tasks for you guys to do! Everyone kneel, and pay heed!!”
“Sect Leader is all-powerful, invincible, and long live Sect Leader!!”
Ning Yi’s gaze turned cold, as he followed the 7 Altar Lords and knelt, as they started proclaiming the usual chants in front of Chen Shenggang.
“The instruction for the Sect Leader, is…..for all of you to die!” Chen Shenggang’s expression turned grim, and immediately activated his [Ground Manipulation] skill. In an instant, 2 sharp earthen spikes shot out from the ground and pierced diagonally through the bodies of 2 Altar Lords.
“Chen…” Ning Yi saw the scene of the 2 Altar Lords dying miserably in front of him, and a strong fury and fear arose in his heart. He had just shouted out a word,when a blade flashed in front of him, and his head was removed suddenly and cleanly from his neck, fresh blood spraying up towards the skies.
Yue Zhong had activated his [Shadow Steps] and cleanly executed Ning Yi, before quite casually loping off the head of another Law Protector beside Ning Yi.
Bai Xiaosheng who had been standing at one side also activated his skill, as he flashed , and the green dagger in his hands danced about, slicing the throat of an Altar Lord, blood exploding out in a steaming crimson arc from the mortal wound.
Song Miaoyi had also struck out viciously with her spear, piercing the head of one of the Altar Lords who was still kneeling, like a stick pushed into the wet mud.
In just a few breaths, Ning Yi and the other 7 Altar Lords had all been gruesomely slaughtered without much of a resistance at all.
“Do it!” After killing the most powerful 8 combatants, Yue Zhong walked out of the room, and gave the order to Zheng Minghe.
The troops lying in ambush at various parts of the Green Garden immediately took aim and fired at those fanatics of the Heaven Sect that were lined up neatly!
In an instant, those Heaven Sect disciples were showered with a rain of bullets, their bodies battered and blood spilled, and their formation was the best target for the troops of Yue Zhong, not a single bullet wasted.
After firing rapidly, 50 of the zealots fell in their pools of blood, while Zheng Minghe brought some men as they walked throughout the square, coldly slashing the necks of anyone still breathing on the ground, with a cold and detached look on their face.
The upper echelons of Peaceful Heart town were thus easily taken care of by Yue Zhong and his troops. The remaining ordinary disciples were tricked into coming to the Green Garden District, and were all captured. The entire Peaceful Heart Town thus fell into Yue Zhong’s lap.
Yue Zhong tasted sweet victory, and continued: “Chen Shenggang, go report to the main central base! Say that the enemies had been wiped out, but Elder Niu and Elder Luo have fell in battle! Your troops have taken serious hits, and you hope that they can deploy some men over!”
“Yes! Leader!! I’ll do so right now!!” Chen Shenggang had also thoroughly sold himself, truly treating himself as Yue Zhong’s subordinate, as he made to report to the central base.
Yue Zhong pondered a while, before calling out: “Wait!! Make the report after 6pm!”
Yue Zhong’s forces had been battling for almost an entire day. Although they were Enhancers, they would still feel exhausted. The ordinary ex-disciples and Zhen Yeyang that had defected were in no better shape. They sorely needed the rest now.
After 6pm, the response from the main base would need some more time as well, and the forces they sent would only arrive the next day. This would buy an entire day’s worth of rest for Yue Zhong’s troops.
“Continue to station yourselves there and await orders!”
Chen Shenggang had relayed the fabricated story that Yue Zhong had told him to the main base of Heaven Sect, and only received this simple command. The Heaven Sect seemed to have no plans to send any troops.
Yue Zhong did not waste any time during the night, as he organized the tribesmen that he rescued out into a single troop, and handed command over to Shang Lun. He then moved on to the captured Heaven Sect’s disciples. There were a total of 600 or so of them, and he grouped them into 6 teams, handing command over to Chen Shenggang, Zhen Yeyang, Bai Xiaosheng, Lu Ningshui, Luo Chifeng and Ming Jiajia respectively.
Chen Shenggang and Zhen Yeyang had become traitors of the Heaven Sect, and their hands were dyed with the blood of their past comrades. Even if they betrayed Yue Zhong, they had nowhere else to, that was why Yue Zhong decided to make use of them.
Yue Zhong did not sleep the entire night, instead, he patrolled the entire town on his own. After all, Peaceful Heart Town was only about 20km away from the main base, and they were almost under the enemies’ noses. Furthermore, Chen Shenggang and Zhen Yeyang had just recently defected over, and Yue Zhong could not trust them fully, therefore, he had to take up the night watch, to prevent any incidents.
At the same time, Yue Zhong assigned a few trusted aides who were experts to be stationed at key points, in the event that something unforeseen cropped up.
The night passed quietly.
Early the next morning, the sun was just starting to rise, and Yue Zhong received the order relayed from the headquarters of the Heaven Sect.
“Immediately bring your men and weapons and make your way back to base! Kill any enemies you see!”
Chen Shenggang immediately turned to Yue Zhong and asked: “What do we do, Leader?”
Yue Zhong contemplated a while, before he enquired: “What’s the strength of the main base like?”
Chen Shenggang replied swiftly: “There are always 4 Elders, 40 Law Protectors, 60 Altar Lords stationed at base. They’re all high-level Enhancers. Other than that, there are over 5,000 disciples in the Heaven Sect, of which 1,000 belong to the White Shirt Army, or the fanatics. Amongst those 1,000, there are 50 experts wearing Type 3 Mutant Beast hides. They are the personal troops of Linghu Xiangru, the Sword Apostles.
Each and everyone of them have power equal to a Law Protector, and they practically worship Linghu Xiangru, to the point of being extremist. They have terrifying strength.”
The Type 3 Mutant Beast hides were considered precious treasures within the Heaven Sect. Even ordinary Law Protectors and Altar Lords might not get a piece. For every single one of the Sword Apostles to own a piece, it was a testament to their power and importance.
The moment Chen Shenggang spoke of Linghu Xiangru, his eyes had a hint of fear: “However, within the Heaven Sect, the scariest is still the Sect Leader Linghu Xiangru. He has a holy halo around him, and is impervious to all sorts of physical attacks, and every word he says seem to radiate power! Those who could force him to use all his power have died! When he came to recruit me initially, I knew I wasn’t his match, and hence I surrendered. What his abilities are, I’m not entirely sure. No one in the entire Heaven Sect actually knows as well, however based on my conjecture, he should be a powerful Evolver.”
Yue Zhong continued to think before replying: “Ok, I’ve got it! Let’s comply with their orders, and move out to take a look!”
With Yue Zhong’s orders, the 800-strong troop immediately set off from Peaceful Heart Town, making their advance towards Heaven Sect.
Yue Zhong rode with Ming Jiajia and Chen Shenggang in a Hummer and went forth ahead as vanguard.
With the ex-Elder leading the way, Yue Zhong and the rest quickly traversed and reached the vicinity of Heaven Sect.
When Yue Zhong and the rest came close to Heaven Sect, they heard the sounds of intense gunfire, as well as explosions.
“Seems like there really was a problem!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he thought to himself, and quickened his pace.
They climbed up a hilltop, and observed the situation at Long An County.
They discovered that in the distance, there was a group of gun-wielding militants that were dressed in assorted clothing, as they launched frenzied assaults on Long An County.
Those militants were equipped with decent weaponry, possessing rifles, submachine guns, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, hand grenades, and even mortars. They were using these modern weaponry to suppress the Heaven Sect’s disciples so much so that they didn’t dare risk their lives.
Yue Zhong pulled out a binoculars to observe the current battle, and thought silently: “This troop is not weak! However, they can’t be compared to my expert battalion! They must be untrained, and seem to be learning from experience.”
“The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!! The heavens are with us, we’re undefeatable!!”
The disciples in Long An County were being suppressed, and just when the situation seemed bleak, out rushed 400 zealots in white clothes, their hands wielding huge blades, as they chanted with fervor and rushed at the militants outside the city in a kamikaze attack.
These zealots were different from the ones that Yue Zhong had to deal with, as although they were rushing without a care for their own lives, they were spaced out, and wanting to take them all down in a single strike would be nearly impossible.
Seeing the fanatics launching their counter attack, the militants began to target them with their heavy weaponry, spraying bullets at those unfortunate souls.
Blanketed by the rain of bullets, many of the zealots were punched full of holes. However, those militants were not expert marksmen, and many of their shots went wide, coupled with the fact that the fanatics had spread themselves out, the bullets only managed to kill a few of them. Some were even unfazed when they were struck by the bullets. Under those circumstances, many of the zealots managed to bravely push through the rain of bullets and waved their melee weapons at those militants.