God and Devil World - Chapter 321-330
Chapter 321: Divine Envoy of Steel!
Zhu Xiong Ba shouted as he tried to run: “Fucking kill her!! Open fire!! Open fire!! Use the rockets!! Blast this bitch!!”
By now, he had no more thoughts of trying to capture Shangguan Bing Xue alive, he just wanted to kill her.
2 squads of soldiers suddenly appeared, as they began firing wildly at her. Another few soldiers wielded some rocket launchers, aiming at her before firing.
“Wall of Ice!” Shangguan Bing Xue looked at the incoming projectiles and bullets, and her cold expression shook slightly. With a thought of her mind, a terrifying frosty aura congealed into a huge wall in front of her.
When the rockets landed on the wall of ice, they blasted it apart, and even impacted Shangguan Bing Xue behind the wall.
“Is she dead?” Zhu Xiong Ba’s subordinates looked towards the aftermath of the blast.
“Ice Bullets!” Following a high, cold voice, thousands of ice beads shot outwards in various directions.
These ice bullets were like rifle bullets, easily piercing the bodies of the Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers present, causing them to fall to the ground, dead.
Shangguan Bing Xue walked out from behind the debris and destruction, still holding on to her Book of Snow and Ice, looking like a fairy, as she swept her eyes around.
There was indeed a possibility of the rockets taking her life, however, they had to land on her face. She had employed a number of means to deal with those rockets, causing them to be ineffective at the end.
Shangguan Bing Xue looked around, noting the numerous soldiers lying on the ground, but the leader Zhu Xiong Ba was nowhere to be seen.
“Shit!” Her icy expression finally broke to reveal an expression of fury. She waved her hands, and countless ice bullets congealed to finish off the soldiers. If it wasn’t for their interruption, she could have killed that damned Zhu Xiong Ba already.
“They’re fighting internally! Now’s a good chance!” The various members of the Greater China Alliance within Yang County saw the crazy slaughter between the Snow Palace and Thousand Hero Alliance and became excited: “Attack! Attack! Now’s our only chance!”
The city gates opened, and elite soldiers of the Greater China Alliance rushed out towards the Thousand Hero Alliance. If the Snow Palace was eradicated by the Thousand Hero Alliance, with the support of the Kingdom of God, the Thousand Hero Alliance was bound to swallow the other 2 factions.
No matter how strong Shangguan Bing Xue was, she was only one person. Killing many would require the expenditure of Stamina and Spirit. At the end, against the mighty firepower of the Thousand Hero Alliance, she would have to escape as well.
The moment the Greater China Alliance joined the fray, it became an all-out clash between the Thousand Hero Alliance and the other 2 factions.
However, the Eurocopters in the skies were truly terrifying, unleashing their rain of bullets like a cleaving blade that tore through the body of many soldiers. Numerous experts fell as a result.
Even when working together, the soldiers of the Greater China Alliance and the female warriors of the Snow Palace could not withstand the might of the Thousand Hero Alliance. Technology had the upper hand in large-scale battles. In front of those assault helicopters, it didn’t matter if the soldiers were Level 30 or Level 40 Enhancers. As long as they were hit by the firepower, they would be torn to shreds or blasted to pieces.
The assault helicopters had cannons on them, and with each rocket fired, the blast would shake the ground. The projectiles would turn numerous experts into ashes and dust within a second.
The soldiers of the Greater China Alliance were trying to use their rifles to fire at the assault helicopters, and some of the experts with firearms proficiency-related skills managed to hit the assault helicopters, however, the bullets would just ricochet off the armor.
All of a sudden, with a bright flash, a bullet shot through the air, and punctured the armor of one assault helicopter, causing it to combust and explode.
Yue Zhong took a look at the fireball in the sky that was falling to the ground, and thought quietly: “Enhanced Bullets!! That was definitely an expert firing a powerful enhanced bullet.”
With one assault helicopter down, the rest of the helicopters went crazy. They increased their firing output, and blasted towards the direction where the shot came from. The entire area was bombarded in seconds, and swallowed up by countless blast impacts.
The expert that had fired that enhanced bullet was blasted to smithereens, together with the entire area.
“Come with me! Let’s go get rid of Jin Sheng Cheng now!” Yue Zhong ordered Tian Hao beside him.
Tian Hao’s eyes flashed with a fiery gaze.
Yue Zhong disappeared from his position, making his way towards the command centre in Yang County.
The command centre at Yang County was within a villa. There were many Greater China Alliance soldiers stationed everywhere, numbering at least 200, every one of them possessing a firearm and decent equipment. At the same time, the villa had quite a number of security cameras.
“What a thick defence!” Yue Zhong approached the villa and he frowned. The defences were tight, and the soldiers were numerous. With his might, other than charging in headlong, there were no better options.
Just as he was pondering, 12 technologically advanced-looking helicopters that were coated with a silvery lustre, and loaded with weapons thrice that of an Apache, as well as a body that was also more than three times the size of an Apache flew over.
Yue Zhong looked at those 12 armed helicopters that looked technologically advanced and his heart was filled with shock: “What are those? I’ve never seen them before!”
Yue Zhong had seen a number of designs for the various modern weapons before the apocalypse in school, but he had never seen anything like those in front of him now.
The 12 futuristic assault helicopters began to launch a volley of rapid fire, consisting of bullets and projectiles of different sizes and calibres. The hail of metal rained down on the entire villa and its region, blasting various parts and killing many of the soldiers.
In one of the helicopters, there was a blond man with blue eyes, wearing a suit. He had incredibly good looks, and was holding a wine glass in his hands. At his feet, there were 2 beautiful Chinese girls helping to massage his feet. He was staring out the window in boredom, and as he watched the carnage and devastation happening below, he sighed in wonder: “So beautiful! It truly is an experience, watching these wild monkeys being bombed to pieces. However, some of these Chinese women are not too bad, they can be our toys.”
Another man who was dressed in a silver military uniform, raised his own glass of wine towards the handsome man and chuckled: “Esteemed Envoy, this time, having completed such a task delegated by the Elders, you should definitely be promoted to an Apostle. At that time, please do look out for me.”
The handsome young man was called Halumanda! He was the 13th seat of the 36 Divine Envoys of the Kingdom of God, known as the Divine Envoy of Steel. He was a dual-attribute Evolver of the Spirit and Agility attributes, and was also a Paladin, having grasped the skill Knight’s Heart, possessing a terrifying combat ability.
There were 12 Apostles in the Kingdom of God, each of them were the closest to God in terms of power. Since they had monstrous power as well as absolute command of their soldiers, they were geniuses amongst geniuses and most of them were Heretical Christians
Under the 12 Apostles, were the 36 Divine Envoys. Each of these Divine Envoys were also genuses, while even the weakest was a dual-attribute Evolver, and the lowest level was at least 56.
Other than that, the Kingdom of God actually controlled a newbie village, allowing their experts to enter it to get job changes, becoming much stronger than normal Enhancers. Yue Zhong was stronger than most Enhancers was because he had went through a job change into his Dark Knight profession in one such village. At the same time, there were various other wondrous items in the village, when Yue Zhong had entered at that time, due to his lack of level, he couldn’t fully appreciate what was possible.*
Halumanda chuckled lightly: “It doesn’t work like that! The 12 Apostles are all powerful entities, and are far beyond my capabilities. However, after completing this task, I should be able to increase in my ranking amongst the Divine Envoys list. At that time, I will definitely put in a good word for you, Dus.”
Dus became excited when he heard that. As long as Halumanda helped to say some complimentary words, he would likely be transferred back to the European quarters. He loathed being here in the Asia-Pacific region, where there were countless zombies and Mutant Beasts. “Many thanks, Esteemed Envoy!”
Halumanda then replied indifferently: “Alright! Take action!”
Dus’ face turned serious as he ordered: “Yes! All stations standby, Operation Silver Fox activated.”
With Dus’ order, a number of soldiers dressed in black military uniforms and armed to the teeth leapt from the assault helicopters, employing their parachutes as they landed.
Every single one of these soldiers were quick and agile in their actions, and they were experienced. They were special forces that had went through body enhancements, and the moment they landed, they went into formation. They began taking down any soldiers that were still alive.
The assault helicopters that hovered in the air also began to descent, as a number of soldiers in silver military uniforms and cold looks came out to set up a perimeter, while Halumanda strode out like a lord.
The soldiers in the black military uniform swiftly took down all the remaining Greater China Alliance soldiers and came to a pile of rubble.
2 soldiers in the silver military uniform walked towards the rubble and waved their hands, causing the debris to fly away, revealing a tunnel that went deep underground.
Chapter 322: Seize The Opportunity
“What is that place?” When Yue Zhong saw the tunnel, he was shocked. He had never expected for a tunnel to appear here. Such a secretive measure was beyond what he had experienced in his everyday ordinary life before the apocalypse.
The soldiers in black went down the tunnel orderly and swiftly, and soon the sounds of gunfire and explosions traveled from the tunnel.
“Seems like the Greater China Alliance is not simple.” Yue Zhong looked at the tunnel and thought to himself.
He had originally assumed that the Greater China Alliance was an ordinary faction in the apocalypse, but it seemed that they were hiding some secrets.
After all the soldiers in black went down the tunnel, the soldiers in silver followed suit, covering the imposing Halumanda, as they charged in.
In front of the 12 silver futuristic assault helicopters, there were only 24 soldiers in silver standing guard.
“Chance!” Yue Zhong looked at the 12 silver futuristic helicopters and made his way carefully there.
The assault helicopters had a terrifying impact on the battlefield, each and everyone like a tank in mid air. With the support of these, the Thousand Hero Alliance could easily crush the people from the Snow Palace or Greater China Alliance. It was testament to their might.
If he could obtain these 12 futuristic assault helicopters that were three times larger than even the Apaches, Yue Zhong would have obtained a powerful addition to his arsenal, and it would be almost effortless to suppress any smaller factions.
He sneaked carefully, before suddenly pouncing towards one of the soldiers in silver.
With his maximum speed that could exceed even a Type 2 Lightning, he took barely a second to cross the distance of over 15m. He appeared behind the soldier and slashed down, decapitating him.
On the other side, Tian Hao had also followed closely behind and charged out at another soldier, slaughtering him.
“Ambush!! Ambush!!” After Yue Zhong had killed the 4th soldier in silver, one of their comrades finally managed to react and shout out.
The remaining soldiers immediately got into formation, each of them with a speed that exceeded normal humans. In almost an instant, they were ready to respond to the situation.
“Strong! They’re definitely Enhancers above Level 30!” Yue Zhong eyed the quick response of the remaining soldiers, who were already pointing their weapons at him, and felt a chill in his heart.
Yue Zhong could easily deploy a troop of his own consisting of 20 Level 30 experts, but he had no confidence they would be able to deal with any situation anywhere else outside. At the very least, they could not be compared to the troops in front of Yue Zhong now.
The moment they got into their combat formation, they began using their weapons and grenades, launching a fierce assault on Yue Zhong and Tian Hao.
After killing 3 men, Tian Hao was totally suppressed by the fierce gunfire, and he could not risk sticking his neck out. If it were a one-on-one, with his dual-attributes and high level, it was enough to casually deal with any of these soldiers.
However, when up against an entire troop making use of modern weaponry, he was suppressed. If he wasn’t careful, he could be killed. While it was true that Evolvers had body constitutions far surpassing any ordinary people, they weren’t invincible.
At the same time, the rotors of the 12 assault helicopters began to whir, as the helicopters rose into the skies. The moment they were in the skies, they could exhibit their maximum power, and become an impregnable fortress.
“I can’t let them get in the air!” Yue Zhong eyed those assault helicopters and his eyes flashed with a chilly light. He activated his [Art of Fear], sending an immense Spirit wave outwards in all directions.
He darted about near the assault helicopters, and the intense Spirit fluctuations he was emitting out penetrated the hulls of the helicopters and overloaded the pilots, causing them to faint.
With the decommissioning of the pilots, the assault helicopters struggled a little more, before ultimately stopping their ascent.
Every elite soldier of this silver uniform unit was specialized, and had focused on strengthening their soldier skill sets. Their gun control were all raised to a Level 3 standard, and anything within a close distance would be an accurate hit. Even for Yue Zhong, who was insanely strong, he was hit by 2 bullets squarely while attacking the pilots of the assault helicopters.
After the dust settled, a white shield appeared in front of Yue Zhong, and he charged out from the dust, waving the 2m-long Black Tooth Blade in his hands about. With the flash of his blade, a number of the soldiers in silver were directly slashed in 2.
When Yue Zhong went all out, his attacks were truly ferocious and decisive. Within 7 seconds, the remaining elite soldiers were all taken care of, and their corpses littered the ground.
“So strong! Is this his true strength? He’s truly too terrifying.” Tian Hao watched in shock as Yue Zhong flashed about the battlefield like a death god. He himself was held in check by just 5 of those elite soldiers, if he had to face those 24 soldiers by himself, he could only rely on assassinating 2 from behind before falling back. Otherwise, he would definitely be surrounded and killed.
“These elite soldiers from the Kingdom of God are truly powerful!” After killing them, Yue Zhong looked at the corpses, frowning. They had proved to be more than just a nuisance.
With Yue Zhong’s current strength, taking down a squad of elite soldiers wouldn’t be an issue for him. He wouldn’t even be hit once. However, against this particular troop, he realised that he had suffered a few blows from them, and it could be seen how terrifying their strength was.
These elite soldiers had gone through specialization training, their equipment decent and well-rounded, and they were even trained rigorously in the military. They were definitely many times stronger than the special forces of the past. It wasn’t that their qualifications were better than those, it was purely due to their enhanced bodies, surpassing those normal soldiers of old.
Yue Zhong came to one of the corpses, and retrieved the .03 rifle from his corpse, before firing a shot at the body.
When the bullet round landed on the uniform, there was only a white scar, and the bullet was unable to penetrate the uniform. It was obvious that the material was extremely resilient.
Looking at the result of his test, Yue Zhong’s expression changed in shock: “What a powerful defensive suit!”
Yue Zhong had something similar, but he required the hide of those Type 2 Mutant Beasts, and it was hard to manufacture. Only the elites of his elites could wear them.
These silver uniforms of the Kingdom of God was obviously a result of technology, and the technology behind it was extremely refined and mature, being able to repel bullets, yet remain light at the same time.
From these battle uniforms, the disparity between Yue Zhong’s faction and the Kingdom of God in terms of technology and research could be seen.
“Come with me!” Yue Zhong shot a look at Tian Hao before dragging out all the pilots.
Tian Hao was of only one mind to kill Jin Sheng Cheng, Yue Zhong had no way of forcing him to remain here, hence he decided for them to enter the tunnel together.
Hearing his words, Tian Hao’s eyes flashed, and he followed closely behind.
Such tunnels were most likely built as a means to hide from any bombs during warfare. Every part of the country would have some sort of bunkers and tunnels like these, and the locations would usually be secretive, not known to many.
Even if a nuclear bomb were to went off on Yang County, it could desecrate everything above ground, but the underground would be safe from the impact.
The moment they entered the tunnel, they saw many bodies along the way, and the corpses belonged to the soldiers of the Greater China Alliance. Every one of those soldiers wore ordinary military uniform, and had been taken out by single shots. Many of the automatic defensives systems were disengaged or destroyed.
Although it was underground, their surroundings were well lit by lamps hanging on either side of the walls. It cause the entire tunnel to be bright. The expenditure just to maintain the lights must be costly.
The tunnels were numerous, like some ant hive. It could easily accommodate at least a few hundred thousands of people. If there was no guide, one would definitely get lost within the huge area.
Yue Zhong followed the trail of corpses and blood, close on the heels of the bloody footprints of the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God would definitely not engage in something useless, hence they must have had a clear goal, and would not stop until they achieve what they entered the tunnels to do.
Chapter 323: Underground City!
Yue Zhong proceeded extremely carefully for a long distance, before reaching the experts of the Kingdom of God.
In one tunnel, of the 120 soldiers that had charged forth, they had only lost 5. Other than that, over 200 Chinese had defected over to the Kingdom of God’s side. A huge, tall man who was good-looking, and had a dignified aura stood beside Halumanda as he laughed coldly at the scene in front of him.
Jin Sheng Cheng’s enraged voice sounded from a loudhailer: “Hu Han, you actually conspired with the foreigners to backstab our Greater China Alliance! You’re a traitor that deserves death! Dog!! I was really blind, to have spared you then!!”
The underground city was huge and had plenty of tunnels as well as countless traps. If it wasn’t for the guidance of someone on the inside, they wouldn’t have been defeated so easily by the Kingdom of God.
The handsome middle-aged man had a slightly flushed face as he barked back: “Jin Sheng Cheng, you dare? You damn pig-head, trash, beast! You sent me out on a mission and fucked my wife, and even got others to humiliate her as well?! You think I didn’t know? Every single one of you in the upper echelons of the Greater China Alliance are bastards!! How I wish to devour you and dig out your hearts! Even if I collude with the foreigners today, what can you do? As long as I can kill your entire family, even if your father, I, have to sell my soul to the devil, I’d be willing!!”
As the saying goes, with corrupt leaders, you’ll find corrupt subordinates. Jin Sheng Cheng wasn’t any decent man, and he loved to screw around with his subordinates’ wives, daughters and any other females in their lives. He basically didn’t bother too much about the quality of lives of the survivors.
Jin Sheng Cheng had been a high-ranking official before the apocalypse, and after gaining the underground city, he was cautious at first. However, after a few months of unsuccessful attempts to contact the central government, he began to play around with the women in his city, and act upon his desires.
As he got even more audacious, he felt that normal women weren’t worth the thrill anymore, and turned his attention to the women of his subordinates. In truth, not to mention the apocalypse, even before the apocalypse, there were countless officials who would fool around with the women of their subordinates, some even going as far as to keep a journal of them. After the apocalypse, these inhumane bastards got even more perverse.
When Hu Han’s wife was toyed around with, he had been suppressing his rage, until the Kingdom of God came knocking on his door. He then quietly became their spy. This was why the underground city was breached so easily. The fastest way to bring down a fortress was from within.
On the other side, Jin Sheng Cheng assumed his habitual pose of using reason and rationale: “Hu Han, whatever happened, you shouldn’t have joined forces with them! If you continue like this, you’re a sinner that turned his back on his people and country! You will be shamed in history, and be cursed by our fellow Chinese! Turn back now while it’s still not too late. Kill those foreigners beside you, and you’re still a hero to us Chinese.”
Hu Han immediately spat, his face savage and furious: “Pei!! Jin Sheng Cheng! I swear to fucking kill your family today!!!”
Jin Sheng Cheng replied with a cold laugh: “Stubborn till death! You’ll be smeared forever in history!!”
An automatic machine gun suddenly appeared in the dark tunnel and started firing wildly at the advancing troops of the Kingdom of God.
Under that dense barrage, a number of the Kingdom of God soldiers, as well as some of the Chinese that betrayed the Greater China Alliance were punched full of holes.
The majority of the soldiers from the Kingdom of God wore strong protective vests. Even when fired at, they managed to make it behind cover. However, the Chinese traitors weren’t so lucky, and many of them were killed.
Many similar automatic machine guns appeared in various other tunnels, their total number at least in the hundreds. As they covered all aspects, even a mosquito would find it hard to fly safely through.
Even a battalion of elites would only die if they chose to charge down these tunnels.
Hu Han came in front of Halumanda and spoke respectfully: “Divine Envoy, this is one of the strongest and final defenses of the underground city. If we can break past these, we would be able to reach the places where those beasts are hiding. The machine guns are being controlled by their side, and I have no means of turning them off.”
“Hmph! Do they want to rely on just this to block me? Break them for me!” Halumanda laughed coldly as he stepped forwards, looking like an emperor as he stepped through the tunnel. He activated his Second Order Metal Manipulation.
Kacha! Kacha! Kacha!
Within the tunnel, many of the automatic machine guns were forcibly twisted and the bullets jammed before they exploded into fragments. All it took was for Halumanda to stroll casually and twist any of the guns that he came across. It showed his incredible strength.
“Too frightening!! Why is he so terrifying? What the hell is he??” Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest who were hiding deep within the underground city stared at the screen and could not help but feel fear. They had seen countless Enhancers, and Evolver, but never such a person who could forcibly destroy so many machine guns so easily.
As the hundreds of automatic machine guns were destroyed one by one, Jin Sheng Cheng’s image appeared on one of the displays within the tunnels. His attitude was extremely subservient, as he used fluent English to try and negotiate: “Esteemed Envoy from the Kingdom of God!! We’re willing to surrender! Please ensure our personal property and the safety of our men. If you can do so, we will immediately deactivate all defenses, and grant you control of the place. With our help, you can easily manage this area consisting of over 90,000 survivors and other resources.”
With the destruction of the machine guns, the safety of Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest could not be guaranteed and they immediately abandoned their loath and hate for the foreigners, choosing instead to surrender.
Many times, history had shown that while a rare few would continue their resistance until the end in times of trouble, a vast majority were death-fearing cowards. When the Manchus invaded, many Qing officials gave up. When Japan invaded China, countless officials turned sides. Even Wang Jing Wei, a Chinese politician during that time, chose to be a lapdog for the Japanese.
As for his command of English, Jin Sheng Cheng had plans before to move to America to become a citizen, and hence, his English was decent.
Halumanda smiled proudly as he replied: “I’m the Divine Envoy Halumanda from the Kingdom of God. As long as you guys help us to control this underground city, you’ll be part of us, and all your personal belongings and people will be protected by our Kingdom of God.”
While Halumanda was strong and was a white supremacist, he wasn’t a fool. Although their troops were truly powerful, and had plenty of equipment, defeating the Greater China Alliance would not be difficult, but controlling the underground city without their assistance would definitely not be easy.
Jin Sheng Cheng was already the leader of this place, and if they worked together, the Kingdom of God could expedite the process of control over this underground city.
Jin Sheng Cheng immediately exclaimed in joy: “Many thanks, Divine Envoy! Thank you!!”
Hu Han’s expression immediately turned ugly as he spoke up: “Divine Envoy! This wasn’t what we agreed on! Didn’t we agree for me to help you control the city if you help me destroy those bastards?!”
Hu Han was extremely clear, if Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest retained control, the whole bunch of traitors would be put to death.
Halumanda turned to shoot a cold glare at Hu Han: “Shut up! What qualifications do you have to question my decision? You want to challenge my position?”
Hu Han gulped and immediately lowered his head, his eyes flashing with a venomous look: “Your subordinate dare not!”
Although Hu Han had over 200 Chinese soldiers with him, compared to the elite of the Kingdom of God, it was truly too vast a difference. Be it equipment, experience or even body constitution. If the Kingdom of God really wanted to deal with them, it wouldn’t take more than half an hour.
The moment Jin Sheng Cheng and Halumanda came to an agreement, a golden door was slowly opened.
“It’s time!” Yue Zhong eyed the party entering the door from afar, and leaped out, firing a rocket towards Halumanda and his men.
“Ambush!!” Halumanda wasn’t one of the 36 Divine Envoys for nothing, the moment Yue Zhong had laid aim on him, he had already sensed the danger and bellowed in rage.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed as he pulled the trigger.
With a flash of fire, a rocket exploded in the area.
Yue Zhong threw the rocket launcher aside, and his eyes flashed with a strange glint as he swapped out 2 .05 machine guns, and he began firing. Under that sudden burst of fire, 5 Kingdom of God soldiers had their heads exploded.
Tian Hao who was beside Yue Zhong also displayed his terrifying combat ability, as he wielded the 12.7mm heavy machine gun that Yue Zhong passed him, and fired wildly.
The heavy caliber bullets instantly pummeled the bodies of the ordinary soldiers, tearing them into pieces.
“You’re all seeking death!” At this moment, Halumanda’s enraged voice roared throughout the tunnel, and his body was instantly encased in metal. He became some sort of a 3m-tall iron-clad man. The bullets that rained on him ricocheted off, leaving only white marks.
Halumanda made use of his Second Order Metal Manipulation to cover his whole body, becoming an iron-clad soldier impervious to all guns and weapons. He then raised his right hand, firing numerous steel balls at Yue Zhong and Tian Hao like some machine gun.
Chapter 324: Laser Gun Designs
Yue Zhong dodged to the side.
Tian Hao’s speed wasn’t slow but he was still struck by a few rounds, causing bloody holes in his body. He didn’t possess any Type 2 Mutant Beast hide or similar defenses, hence his defenses were low. He could not defend against that strike.
As an Agility and Strength-type dual attribute Evolver, he was efficient in his assassinations. However, he was countered by Spirit-type experts with defenses.
Yue Zhong used a mirror to catch a glimpse of Halumanda, before a grenade appeared in his hands and he flung it over.
Halumanda’s eyes flashed with a chilly light, as he fired more metal beads with his metal arm. The grenade instantly detonated in mid-air, and the ball bearings shot out in all directions, yet not injuring Halumanda in the slightest.
Yue Zhong swapped out a rocket, and leaped out, firing a single round at Halumanda.
“Fool! Rockets are ineffective against me!” Halumanda waved his hands as he grinned savagely, and countless metal ball bearings were fired at Yue Zhong again.
The rocket immediately exploded upon impact, once again not doing any damage to Halumanda.
“Strong!” Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold and knew that he had come across a tough opponent.
The iron-clad Halumanda seemingly invulnerable, and the impact from any heavy caliber bullets only served to blast the armor, leaving behind only faint marks.
While the rockets could possibly deal damage, how would Halumanda allow them to reach him? Amongst all his enemies, Halumanda was truly the strongest enemy that Yue Zhong had come across.
Yue Zhong’s pupils narrowed and he sent out a blast of [Art of Fear].
“Spirit attacks? It’s useless too! I’m also a Spirit-based Evolver, and such an attack is useless against me.” When Halumanda received the attack, he shook it off and laughed coldly. He then charged towards Yue Zhong threateningly, intending to pummel him.
“Is that so? It’s too bad my ability is the perfect counter to you! You can burn for me!” Yue Zhong looked Halumanda nearing him like a huge metal statue. His eyes flashed with a cold gloating look, and he waved his hands to activate his Devil Flame. An intense fiery tornado blew towards the iron-clad Halumanda.
If Halumanda came into direct contact with that fearsome Devil Flame, even if it could not melt his metal armor, it would cook him alive.
While the Devil Flame was not comparable to many other defensive skills, its destruction ability was truly terrifying.
“Flame Manipulation! Door of Steel!” When Halumanda saw the fiery tornado, his face turned pale and he quickly activated his Second Order Steel Manipulation skill again, grabbing in thin air, as a number of steel beams, iron sand, iron bars and doors flew from the tunnel, forming a huge door in front of him.
The flaming tornado was blocked by the Door of Steel, but due to the intense heat, the door began to melt, turning into a puddle of metal liquid.
Just as the door had finished melting, a new door appeared in its place to defend against that tornado of fire.
After the flaming tornado managed to melt through 4 such doors under Yue Zhong’s control, it finally lost its steam.
“Fuck! I can’t continue like this, otherwise, I’ll suffer even if I defeated that bastard.” Yue Zhong came to a judgment.
Halumanda was truly a terrifying opponent, as the Divine Envoy of Steel, with his steel defense, it was tough to deal with him.
Yue Zhong flipped his hand, and another rocket launcher appeared, as he fired a rocket at the door.
With a blast, the door of steel was instantly destroyed.
“What do we do? Divine Envoy?” One of the experts of the Kingdom of God immediately asked Halumanda. He could see that Yue Zhong was not weaker than their Divine Envoy, and was currently anxious.
Halumanda eyed Hu Han and ordered: “Hu Han! Bring your men and defend this location. If you’re successful, when I gain control of the city, I will recommend for you to be the leader of this location. I’ll hand Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest to you then.”
Hu Han immediately looked at Halumanda with an expression of respect: “Yes! Divine Envoy, I’ll definitely make sure no enemies of the Kingdom of God will pass through!”
Halumanda then turned around as he brought his men further into the underground city: “Very good. Let’s go. We can talk more once I’ve gained control of the city.”
When Halumanda and the rest left, Hu Han looked at their backs and spat on the ground, his eyes flashing with a ferocious glint: “Pei! You want to treat us like cannon fodder. You think we’re fools? These damn foreigners, not a single one of them is worth shit.”
Following the loud sound of an explosion, the last door was blasted apart, and Yue Zhong appeared like a specter.
When Hu Han saw Yue Zhong, he immediately knelt on the floor, declaring loudly: “Sir! I’m Hu Han! I was one of the people in charge of the defenses of this underground city. I’m extremely familiar with the place. I’m willing to submit, let me be your subordinate.”
Hu Han was willing to even sell himself out to the foreigners for the sake of revenge. He had long since abandoned all thoughts of pride, backbone, and shame. He just lived for revenge. He was also intelligent and knew he was definitely not Yue Zhong’s match. Hence, he made the decision to bring his 200 men to submit.
Yue Zhong eyed him and ordered: “Fine! I’m Yue Zhong. From now on you’re my subordinate, I appoint you to be the commanding officer of your troops, for now, take your men, and follow me in!”
Even Tian Hao would have no difficulty wiping out Hu Han and his motley crew, hence Yue Zhong wasn’t afraid of any backstabbing. With someone like Hu Han who knew the way, he would be able to navigate the place easily.
“Yes, Boss Yue.” Hu Han glanced at his men and roared: “Brothers, follow me!”
Yue Zhong did not stop as he continued to charge forth. However, in just a few steps, the once-open huge door was now closed, barring his way.
A screen suddenly lit up, with Jin Sheng Cheng on the screen admonishing Yue Zhong with a cold look: “Who are you? This is a secretive national base! It’s not for someone like you. Get out! Otherwise, you’ll be termed as a traitor to the government and the people!”
Yue Zhong eyed the screen frostily: “Open the door immediately. Otherwise, I’ll raze your whole family to the ground when I break in!”
“You dare! You fucking traitor, you’ve let down the government, you’ve let down the people….”
“You really bullshit a lot!” He pulled out his gun and blasted the screen to pieces.
“Hack the door down!” Yue Zhong handed his Black Tooth Blade to Tian Hao.
Tian Hao received the sword and with a loud roar of rage, he exerted his Strength that was 14 times that of a normal person and immediately sliced the door open.
Yue Zhong then charged through the door.
Just as he made it past the door into yet another tunnel, 5 Kingdom of God soldiers suddenly darted out.
They were about to make their move, when the Stinger in Yue Zhong’s hand already fired 5 times in rapid succession, immediately blasting the heads of the soldiers apart.
Yue Zhong reached the end of the tunnel in one breath, and he was about to continue forward when his face fell, and he retreated backward hastily.
The entire area had been rigged with 10 remote-controlled bombs, and the resulting explosion enveloped Yue Zhong. The soldiers of the Kingdom of God were truly elites and professionals, after all, possessing experience dealing with other experts. Such an explosion could easily dismember an Agility and Strength-type Evolver. Only those with decent protection or special defensive skills would be able to survive.
“Fuck! We’re finished! Should we run?” Hu Han saw Yue Zhong being enveloped by the explosion, and he gulped, his expression ugly and his heart filled with regret and fear.
“Is he dead?” A few elite soldiers from the Kingdom of God looked at the direction of the explosion and wondered.
As the dust settled, Yue Zhong’s white shield shone as he leaped out, charging towards the soldiers of the Kingdom of God with lightning-speed. As he slashed out with his blade, those soldiers were immediately sliced apart. They never stood a chance.
“He didn’t die!”
“Be on guard!”
Yue Zhong was truly unstoppable as he darted about, killing the soldiers from the Kingdom of God. No one could stop him, and everywhere he went, carnage ensued.
Any soldier at a distance could still try to fire their weapons to suppress him, but the moment he got close, no one was his match.
“Strong!! He’s too scary!!” Hu Han saw Yue Zhong slaughtering the soldiers of the Kingdom of God like a tiger amongst lambs, and his heart was filled with excitement and a desire to do battle. He had some hope for his revenge.
Within a brightly lit room, Halumanda and 12 soldiers in silver eyed a middle-aged man who was extremely fat and had fat for brains.
“Laser gun designs! Hand them to me!” Halumanda looked at the pale white fat man and ordered.
This middle-aged man was precisely the leader of the underground city, Jin Sheng Cheng.
“Yes. These are the designs!” Jin Sheng Cheng handed the designs over with a toady look.
Chapter 325: Burning Halumanda!
Halumanda held up the laser guns design and his eyes lit up in excitement, laughing wildly: “Good!! With this treasure, I’ll definitely be able to raise my position amongst the Divine Envoys! Haha!”
Over at Europe, the laser gun had already been realized in their research labs, but due to various reasons, they had not been able to manufacture them. However, due to them already collected various materials, the moment they got their hands on the design, they would definitely be able to produce such a futuristic and technologically advanced weapon.
When the laser guns enter mass-scale production, the combat prowess of the Kingdom of God would increase by more than three times. This was the might of science and research. Not even the [Raven] combat uniform or any defenses from Type 2 Mutant Beasts would be able to defend against a strike from the laser guns.
Although Jin Sheng Cheng and his men had somehow managed to obtain the designs very early on, they didn’t have the means to manufacture them. Even Yue Zhong would not have the means to do so.
Since the Kingdom of God possessed such a vast amount of resources, if Halumanda’s position could rise, then his resources would naturally increase as well.
Just as Halumanda was laughing, a huge gold door was blasted open, as Yue Zhong strode in, and he saw the blueprints immediately.
“Those advanced designs must not land in those people from the Kingdom of God!” Yue Zhong’s eyes narrowed. Such a technologically advanced design was scrap paper in the hands of ordinary people, but if the Kingdom of God obtained it, they would quickly become a terrifying force with no equal.
Yue Zhong sent a fistful of Devil Flame shooting over with a thought of his mind, intending to incinerate Halumanda.
“Kill him!” Halumanda’s face fell and retreated backward. He quickly activated his Second Order Steel Manipulation again, and the surrounding walls, computers and all sorts of items crumpled unto themselves, becoming a wall of steel in front of him.
At the same time, some of the metal congealed into ball bearings and shot at Yue Zhong. It was as though there was a Gatling cannon firing at Yue Zhong, with countless bullets threatening to take his life.
Such a strike from Halumanda was extremely tyrannical, and not many Evolvers were able to deal with it. Since the attacks came from all sides, even Tian Hao who was Strength and Agility-based would be turned into a sieve if he were caught in it.
A strange white glow enveloped Halumanda, causing all his 6 attributes to receive a raise, and this was the skill as a paladin that he had obtained after reaching Level 30. It was known as Holy Light Protection. Since his 6 attributes received a raise, his combat strength increased by twice.
This was the strength of the Divine Envoys, every single one of them possessed the capability to destroy an elite troop. Because of this, the Kingdom of God had only sent only 100 special forces soldiers as well as Halumanda to take over a whole city of over 90,000 survivors.
The Devil Flame Yue Zhong sent out caused the doors of steel to melt one by one. Any ball bearing shot at him were blocked by the white light shield surrounding him. The noises of the metal bearings ricocheting off resounded constantly.
Yue Zhong eyed the puddle of metal and frowned: “This bastard is really tough! What a pity, my Devil Flame is not yet at Second Order, otherwise, it would be so much easier to melt the wall of steel.”
Yue Zhong only had one Second Order skill: Summon Dark Skull. White Bones had an astonishing combat strength, but it was because Yue Zhong himself possessed such an incredible Second Order skill. While his Devil Flame had been enhanced to +4, compared to a Second Order skill, it was still weaker.
“I need to kill them all!” Yue Zhong’s killing intent billowed out, and a nether hole appeared out of mid air, as White Bones stepped out and immediately, it slashed out at the wall of steel.
Following the sharp grating sound of metal striking metal, the huge wall was cleaved in two.
After splitting one steel wall, it was like an indomitable devil that continued to slash out, splitting the rest of the walls.
“Strong! Who is this guy, he can actually destroy my walls?!” Halumanda saw how easily White Bones was splitting apart the various steel walls, and his face fell. He then formed a suit of steel again, before charging at White Bones, intending to take it out first.
Each time Halumanda cast the suit of steel or the wall of steel, it would take a huge toll on his Stamina and Spirit. If it wasn’t for the Holy Light Protection that raised his attributes, he would have no way of holding out for so long.
The stronger the skill, the greater the expenditure of Stamina and Spirit. Second Order skills were terrifying, but their consumption was likewise straining on the body. If he didn’t take out Yue Zhong or White Bones fast enough, Halumanda’s Stamina and Spirit would be depleted soon.
With the suit of steel around him, he weighed a total of 2 tons. With such a weight, even an expert with over 10 times the Endurance would not be able to withstand the weight. However, since the suit was formed from his usage of the skill, the weight was negligible on himself.
He continued moving forwards, charging like the wind towards White Bones, launching a fist with the force of Mt. Tai behind it.
Such a forceful punch carried over 2 tons behind it, even an elephant would be pummeled to death. The world’s boxing champion would also explode from such a force.
White Bones raised its huge ax, blocking in front of it. At the same time, it shot out countless bone spikes from its body towards Halumanda.
Following some intense noises, the sharp bone spikes actually pierced through the suit of armor, but they were ultimately unable to penetrate all the way through.
Halumanda’s punch caused White Bones’ ax to immediately disintegrate, as White Bones itself was also sent flying into a wall. Many of its bones were broken and deformed. This fist from Halumanda was even more ferocious than most Strength-type, its might overbearing and without equal.
On the other side, Yue Zhong carried his Stinger, and fired 6 shots at an instant, as 6 of the soldiers from the Kingdom of God were killed, their heads exploding like watermelons.
Yue Zhong shot forward like an arrow, appearing in the midst of the remaining soldiers. His pupils narrowed as he activated his [Art of Fear], and a strong Spirit blast shot outwards, enveloping those soldiers. When assaulted by that intense Art of Fear, they either fainted directly or their bodies crumpled to the floor as they twitched.
The Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade in Yue Zhong’s hands flashed, and he sliced the defenseless soldiers into multiple pieces.
Every single one of those elite soldiers was above Level 40 and had similar combat strength to Yue Zhong. However, because they were just ordinary Enhancers who were either Strength-based or Agility-based, and were more susceptible to Spirit-type attacks, they had no means of defending against Yue Zhong’s move.
“Fucking monkey! I want to turn you into minced meat!” Halumanda saw all the soldiers that had followed him being killed, and roared out in rage, sending a powerful fist viciously towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong activated his Shadow Steps, and he dodged towards the side in a flash, evading that strike that was sure to kill. At the same time, he congealed a Devil Flame Spear in his right hand, and he tossed it towards Halumanda’s head.
“Door of Steel!” Halumanda immediately cast the skill with a thought, and a huge door of steel appeared in front of him, at the same time, the multiple steel lumps from behind him was absorbed into the suit around him, replenishing the consumption required of the door.
The Devil Flame Spear struck the door and instantly burnt a hole through as it continued to shoot towards Halumanda.
Halumanda cast the door of steel ability, again and again, forcefully blocking the Devil Flame Spear after it penetrated 7 of the doors.
“Go to hell!” Right as Halumanda thought that he had blocked the Devil Flame Spear, Yue Zhong appeared behind Halumanda like a ghost, waving his hand as he instantly cast a huge fiery tornado to envelop Halumanda in his suit of steel.
“Ah!!! Ah!!!!” Halumanda was trapped within the suit of armor and as he was being burnt, he began to scream out like a pig that was being slaughtered. The suit was able to withstand all sorts of strikes, but the fire was basically cooking him.
After screaming out, Halumanda was burnt black, and the suit that weighed over 2 tons crashed to the floor.
Yue Zhong sliced the suit open with his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade, retrieving the equipment as well as the laser gun design.
Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest of the leaders exchanged looks, as they sent two men to make a grab for the equipment dropped by the other Kingdom of God soldiers.
Only to see the flash of a blade, and the 2 of them had their arms cut.
“Ah!! It hurts!! It hurts!!” The 2 of them watched their dismembered hands and screamed out in horror.
At this time, Tian Hao walked in, his expression icy.
Jin Sheng Cheng saw Tian Hao and he revealed an expression of joy, speaking loudly: “It’s you!! Tian Hao!! Good timing!! Catch this man, as long as you capture him, I’ll tell you where your sister is!!”
Chapter 326: Ruined!
Tian Hao’s face flashed with a savage look, as he immediately slashed out, slicing Jin Sheng Cheng in two: “Jin Sheng Cheng! You beast, your whole family are beasts!! You toyed my sister to death, and still lied to me! Go to hell, scum!”
The 2 halves of Jin Sheng Cheng’s face revealed a look of shock and fear, as blood sprayed out from his body, while his organs came spilling out. This leader who had control over the underground city, and had oppressed countless men and women, was killed just like that by Tian Hao.
“Don’t kill us!! It was all done by Jin Sheng Cheng! It has nothing to do with us!”
“Tian Hao, you dared to kill him, are you crazy?”
Seeing Jin Sheng Cheng split in two, the faces of those leaders immediately turned ashen and began to either curse out at Tian Hao or plead for mercy.
Hu Han walked in, eyeing those leaders and laughed out coldly, “Tian Hao, these bunch of bastards are no good. Other than Zhang Cheng and Ma Xiao, the rest are all a bunch of garbage. Scums! Every one of them got together to toy with a single woman, torturing them to death.”
As the saying went, whatever the person at the top indulged in, his subordinates would be more indulgent in them. The King of Chu had loved slim waists, thus many women in the palace actually starved to death. Whatever the leader was like, the subordinates would be much worse. Jin Sheng Cheng was a pervert that loved to play and torture women, and thus, his subordinates were mostly like that as well. The tradition of the Chinese was always to serve the leader, and to be responsible for many things that he did. Other than the 2 singled out by Hu Han, the rest were always in on the activities that Jin Sheng Cheng engaged in.
“I’ll kill the whole lot of you assholes!” The moment he thought how his sister had been humiliated and raped by these bunch of fogeys, his eyes flashed with a savage glint, and he unleashed a few wild slashes onto the men.
The various leaders of the underground city were killed by Tian Hao, as blood and corpses littered the entire place.
The remaining Zhang Cheng and Ma Xiao retreated to a corner, and they trembled as they watched the enraged Tian Hao going on a rampage.
Yue Zhong eyed Tian Hao, whose eyes had gone bloodshot from his murderous rampage, and he barked coldly, “Enough! Stop! You’ve had your revenge, from now on, your life is mine!”
“Yes!” The moment he was barked at, Tian Hao regained his rationale and stood quietly behind Yue Zhong. His eyes regained a sort of dead look. He had not much to look forward to anymore. There was nothing left worth living for, and he was now fulfilling his promise.
“Go get the security feed up for me!” Yue Zhong eyed Hu Han and ordered.
“Yes! Boss Yue!” Hu Han replied respectfully, and turned to give an order to his men, “Go get the feed for Boss Yue.”
A few men immediately brought in the security monitors.
Only to see that outside of Yang County, the Thousand Hero Alliance had already vanquished the forces of the Snow Palace, and the Greater China Alliance. The female warriors of the Snow Palace, as well as the soldiers from the Greater China Alliance, were all running, and the death toll was still climbing.
In the skies, 7 of the 12 Eurocopters had been destroyed, leaving 5. Those 5 Eurocopters had terrifying might, but some of the higher level Enhancers had means to destroy them.
Yue Zhong could also transform his Devil Flame into a Devil Flame Spear to immediately destroy such a helicopter. Of course, it would require Stamina and Spirit. Without appropriate weapons, it was tough to deal with such airborne advanced weaponry.
Yue Zhong immediately ordered, “Get me means to contact Gui Ning City.”
There were various radio communications within this underground city.
“Yes!” Hu Han immediately set off to relay the order.
The communication channel was quickly established, and Yue Zhong immediately gave on order, “This is Yue Zhong! My current position is in Yang County. My commands are to deploy the 1st Armored Battalion, the 2nd Battalion, and the 3rd Battalion to move out now! Provide assistance over at Yang County. Hu Yi is to take command of the operation!’
“Yes! Leader!” From the other side, Wei Ning Guo’s voice sounded.
Wei Ning Guo was extremely loyal to Yue Zhong, and while his strength was average, he had the experience and was loyal. Hence when Yue Zhong left, he had placed Wei Ning Guo in charge.
Yue Zhong then turned to Tian Hao and Hu Han, ordering, “Tian Hao! Work together with Hu Han to control this underground city. Hu Han, go transport the 12 helicopters outside back in. Capture the pilots as well.”
Hu Han had just defected to him, and Yue Zhong couldn’t afford to place his trust in him yet. He needed to assign Wei Ning Guo beside this Hu Han before he could rest his mind.
“Yes!” Hu Han and Tian Hao replied with respect.
Hu Han saw how easily Yue Zhong had ordered the deployment of a huge army, and the little strange hopes he had were dashed. He dared not entertain any nonsensical thoughts.
Yue Zhong was terrifyingly strong, and once his army was here, if Hu Han dared to mobilize his troops to rebel, they would only face death. From the various scenes that he witnessed today, he knew Yue Zhong was not some merciful leader. If he really dared to rebel, he would suffer terribly.
“Tian Hao, go send someone to get Xue Ning and the rest, and bring them over here.”
Since the Thousand Hero Alliance had done in the Greater China Alliance and the Snow Palace, they would definitely storm through Yang County, and it meant that the buildings at the surface weren’t safe anymore.
Tian Hao, “Yes!”
After making his preparations, Yue Zhong retrieved his Swift Shadow Bike, before he hopped on it and charged out. Since the situation was grim, he wanted to quickly take care of the Eurocopters in the sky.
The Eurocopters possessed a terrifying presence on the battlefield, exceeding even those experts above Level 60.
Yue Zhong had to destroy them, otherwise, his elite troops would suffer a huge loss.
Yue Zhong charged out the long tunnels of the underground city, only to discover that the whole Yang County was in chaos. A large number of rioters were engaging in arson, killing and raping. It was like a scene straight out of hell.
Regardless of the place or time, as long as there was unrest, there would be such happenings. It was because of this that governments before the apocalypse would emphasize on stability and security.
Yue Zhong had seen such chaos each time an establishment was facing a critical situation. At this time, Yue Zhong didn’t have his troops and it was hard to deal with such a situation on his own.
“Get to the underground city beneath the Green Garden!! Rioters will be put to death!!” Yue Zhong readied his .05 machine guns and killed some of the outlaws as he ran about shouting.
Hearing his voice, the survivors who were running around cluelessly began to make their way towards the Green Garden, forming a steady stream of humans.
There were 20,000 survivors in Yang County and 90,000 survivors in the underground city. In truth, as the underground city was vast, it could accommodate at least 200,000 people. However, in order to ensure the resources and living conditions, and with the requirement of Yang County still running to provide the support for the underground city, not every survivor had the qualifications to live in the underground city.
Yue Zhong had just reached the entrance of Yang County when he saw countless soldiers running towards him, their guns long abandoned.
Over a thousand scattered soldiers squeezed through the entrance, trampling over one another. In order to have a shot at survival, many even chose to open fire on their own comrades.
“Fuck off! Fuck off!! Don’t block your father’s way, otherwise, I’ll execute you!” A commander was leading 20 other soldiers to run towards Yue Zhong, and he bellowed loudly, raising his gun at the same time.
Yue Zhong immediately shot forward, slapping his gun away, and using his own Stinger to point at the commander’s head. He spoke coldly, “I’m Yue Zhong, you are my captive now, report your name, soldier. Otherwise, I’ll execute you directly.”
The commander broke out in cold sweat and replied, “I’m called Ou Chang Jiang, the captain of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Company of the Greater China Alliance forces. I’m willing to surrender!!”
Ou Chang Jing wasn’t some stubborn mule and chose to surrender to preserve his life. He was a man who had experienced much, and he could tell Yue Zhong’s strength wasn’t something that he could handle.
Yue Zhong ordered solemnly, “Take your men and go collect all the scattered troops! Execute those who resist!”
“Yes!!” Under Yue Zhong’s orders, Ou Chang Jiang decided to toughen his skin and headed off in the directions of the soldiers.
At this moment, the soldiers were like a bunch of dragons without a leader. The moment Ou Chang Jiang came over to command them, they began to settle down.
“The helicopters are here!!” A sudden shout of fear resounded, and the people gathered at the entrance were plunged into chaos. For the sake of survival, many of the soldiers began to use all sorts of means to attack their former comrades.
“Go to hell you monkeys!!” An assault helicopter piloted by a Kingdom of God soldier eyed the soldiers at the entrance of the city, and a savage glint flashed in his eyes as he began to pull the trigger.
A line of fire sprayed out from the machine guns by the sides of the Eurocopter, killing many of the soldiers gathered at the entrance. They fell like dumplings into the moat.
“Hahahaha!!” The pilot watched the scattered soldiers being killed and laughed sadistically.
War could turn a person like that.
At this time, Yue Zhong leaped up the wall and formed a Devil Flame Spear before throwing with all his strength. It turned into a flash of light and pierced through the Eurocopter before exploding. The Eurocopter combusted in a ball of flames, killing the 2 pilots within.
The Eurocopter started to descend in a ball of flame, before crashing explosively on the ground.
Chapter 327: Chaotic Battle!
“Strong!!” Seeing how easily Yue Zhong had destroyed the assault helicopter in the air, every single soldier from the Greater China Alliance on the site had this thought on their mind. Many of the scattered soldiers began to swarm towards his location. After all, during times of uncertainty, only by gathering around someone strong, would they have a sense of security.
All of a sudden, a huge ice pick shot from some location below, piercing another helicopter. The extreme freezing temperature caused the pilots to be frozen rock solid.
Without anyone to control, the helicopter began to descend and crash into the ground, turning into scrap metal.
A sniper bullet packed with the Enhanced Bullet skill suddenly pierced the hull of one more helicopter, and the resulting explosion immediately consumed the pilots, as the flaming ball also plunged quickly towards the ground.
In a matter of minutes, 3 helicopters were struck down. It was unclear as to the orders that the remaining helicopters received, but they quickly turned and fled the battlefield.
These 12 Eurocopters had devastated the Snow Palace and the Greater China Alliance, at the same time, they killed many Enhancers and experts. However, their own expenditure was high. The moment they received the orders to withdraw, the remaining 2 Eurocopters turned and left without delay.
Yue Zhong eyed the leaving helicopters and heaved a sigh of relief. He had expended a huge amount of Stamina and Spirit in the underground city, if he were to continue using his skills without restraint, he would likely fall on the battlefield.
Suddenly, a deadly sense of crisis welled up in his mind. He activated his Shadow Steps and leaped a huge distance away.
Following 2 earthshaking sounds of explosions caused by rockets, the area Yue Zhong was in was blasted, dust covering the area.
“No!! Would he fall just like that?!”
“He can’t just die like that right?”
Ou Chang Jiang and the rest of the soldiers that had submitted to Yue Zhong looked towards the direction in nervousness, their gazes filled with despair and complicated looks. No one would be able to survive such a blast, even for high-level experts.
As the dust cleared, there was a dim white light that was slightly visible. Yue Zhong retracted it and jumped out from the blast zone.
“Leader is invincible!!”
“Long live Boss Yue!!”
Seeing him jump out from the debris unharmed, all the soldiers roared out in triumph. To them, someone who could escape unscathed from such an explosion was basically invincible. Such a person was their leader, and it boosted their morale a lot.
“That was close!! If I didn’t have the White Light Shield, I would have been heavily injured!” He leaped out and felt a sense of terror at the close shave he had. Without the protection, he would definitely not have escaped unscathed. Even though he had leaped to the side when he first felt the danger, the area of impact had been huge. Even he had been unable to get out of the impact zone in time with his speed.
With his single strike that destroyed the fearsome assault helicopter, as well as having escaped from the terrifying blast, Yue Zhong became like an invincible existence in the hearts of the soldiers. Many were attracted and moved by his charisma, and he began to collect the scattered soldiers easily.
However, the scattered soldiers were after all beaten before. Of the 300 soldiers, they had about a 100 rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition. At the same time, their morale was low.
“Ou Chang Jiang. Take your men and continue to gather the soldiers! I’ll go destroy the Thousand Hero Alliance’s artillery.” Yue Zhong barked out an order.
The heavy artillery of the Thousand Hero Alliance was too much of a threat to Yang County. With the bombardment, it would be like shattering the earth, and everything in the area of impact would be destroyed.
The soldiers of the Greater China Alliance were not elite soldiers comparable to those soldiers of the past during the founding eras. They were just a bunch of people that had guns. If he allowed the Thousand Hero Alliance to continue their onslaught, the low morale of the soldiers would most likely collapse.
Ou Chang Jiang looked at Yue Zhong and answered with a hot-blooded shout: “Yes Sir! Leader! I swear to defend this place, and I promise you as long as I’m alive, the city will stand!”
Ou Chang Jiang’s desire to become strong was reignited when he saw Yue Zhong’s performance. He used to be ambitious and had been an officer before the apocalypse. However, his superior had been frightened off by the Eurocopters and fled. He could only bring his men and brothers to escape as well. Following Yue Zhong, he seemed to have regained his courage and hot-bloodedness.
China had never lacked strong-willed and ambitious soldiers, but what was lacking was the presence of a strong and capable leader. At the start of each era or dynasty, when the leaders were not greedy, nor did they fear death, the soldiers were the toughest and elite of their generation. Even during times of war where they were lacking in weapons or advanced equipment, the soldiers of China relied on their willpower and spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles, carving a position for themselves.
Ou Chang Jiang proceeded to gather the soldiers, directing them to various strategic locations, reclaiming their defenses and transport channels.
Yue Zhong leaped off the city wall, charging towards the artillery of the Thousand Hero Alliance with White Bones.
By now, most of the Greater China Alliance troops were scattered, and a battalion of the Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers were charging at them, capturing them or executing them.
“Ah! There’re still people like that!” What Yue Zhong was looking at was a company of soldiers fighting it out with the Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers, impeding their advance.
The company was down to half their original numbers, but they were extremely valiant, not fearing death. Even the Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers seemed to be suffering more than them.
It was precisely because of this group of elites, that the soldiers of the Greater China Alliance dared go out to fight. However, most of the remaining soldiers were too weak, and the assault helicopters had been too fearsome, causing their collapse.
“This is an elite squad! They could be compared to those under me as well. If I can convince them, I would gain a powerful team.” Yue Zhong eyed them with interest and decided to make his way over.
Although this company had been battered, their backbones and willpower were still strong, as long as new recruits were injected into their team, and after some time of training, coupled with a few more battles, Yue Zhong would then obtain another elite company of soldiers, or maybe even an entire battalion.
One of the burly soldiers who had one of his ears blown off saw Yue Zhong and hollered in alarm: “Fuck! Another one! Brothers, time to kill those bastards that collude with the foreigners!!”
A dense barrage of bullets rained towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong evaded the bullets and called out: “Stop shooting! I’m your ally, Yue Zhong. I’m on my way to destroy the artillery of the Thousand Hero Alliance. You guys can go and confirm with Ou Chang Jiang. I hope that we can continue to fight side by side after today.”
After that, Yue Zhong turned towards the direction of the Thousand Hero Alliance and charged over. The elite troops were too wary, and he had no way of convincing them in a short time. He would rather deal with the Thousand Hero Alliance first before continuing their discussion.
One of the commanders looked at Yue Zhong’s back and frowned, an uneasy feeling in his heart: “Yue Zhong? The leader of Gui Ning City, Yue Zhong? What is he doing here?”
When Yue Zhong was on his way, a number of Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers made their way to attack him.
Shooting forwards like an arrow, Yue Zhong suddenly appeared among the soldiers and slashed out coolly with his sword, and the soldiers were all dismembered.
Yue Zhong and White Bones charged into the territory of the Thousand Hero Alliance, slaughtering like death gods. Everywhere they went, there would be blood and carnage, and no one could withstand an attack from them.
Within 10 minutes, over a 100 Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers had died at their hands, and the remaining soldiers decided to run for their lives.
When the other soldiers saw them from afar, their hearts were filled with dread and didn’t dare launch an assault for fear of Yue Zhong retaliating and killing them.
Yue Zhong and White Bones quickly slaughtered their way through the forces of the Thousand Hero Alliance and made their way to the artillery.
When Yue Zhong came to the grounds, he noticed that the entire area was deathly quiet, and the temperature had plunged. He noticed an incredibly beautiful and attractive woman with a sexy figure standing by herself. This was, of course, Shangguan Bing Xue.
“Who’s that? What a beautiful woman!” When Yue Zhong saw her, his eyes lit up. Just based on her demeanor and figure, she was definitely the most beautiful woman he had come across.
Chen Yao, Ji Qing Wu, Guo Yu, Zhuo Ya Tong, Xin Jia Rou, Ning Yu Xin and the rest had their own charms and exquisite looks that could topple countries, but even then, they could not be compared with this icy beauty in front of him. Of course, it was just a slight disparity in comparison, they were still beautiful. However, this lady in front of him was truly exceptional.
Amidst the area, all the artillery soldiers had been frozen rock solid, and the 2 self-propelled rocket launchers had become 2 huge ice lumps. Only Shangguan Bing Xue stood by herself among the icy area and ice sculptures like a fairy.
She had also seen Yue Zhong and White Bones coming over, and her eyes flashed with an icy killing intent, as her gaze landed on Yue Zhong.
Chapter 328: The Situation Is Reversed!
Both parties exchanged glances before Shangguan Bing Xue turned to leave for the distance. Her condition wasn’t good, having been through an intense bout of battles, and she had no confidence in dealing with Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong saw that Shangguan Bing Xue was retreating, and he did not chase after her, instead, turning to face the incoming troop of soldiers from the Thousand Hero Alliance.
“Kill him!!” One captain saw Yue Zhong and shouted loudly.
Countless bullets flew towards Yue Zhong and White Bones.
Yue Zhong exploded out with all his speed, turning into a flash. Ordinary people could not catch up with his movements. On the other side, White Bones was almost impervious to all sorts of attacks from the guns and bullets. Both of them charged into the midst of the elites of the Thousand Hero Alliance, and their blades flashed, as well as bone spikes piercing, causing large amount of blood to be splattered everywhere. Most of the soldiers were taken down almost instantly.
“Monster!! Monster!! Don’t kill me! I don’t want to die!!”
“Don’t kill me! Don’t kill me!”
Within 10 minutes, the half of the squad of elites were already killed, causing the rest to break down, and they tried to run with their lives.
Facing Yue Zhong and White Bones who were seemingly unkillable existences, even elite soldiers would crumble.
By this time, the bulk of the forces of the Thousand Hero Alliance were trying to chase down the Greater China Alliance and Snow Palace soldiers, hence, they could only afford to send one company after another towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong had embarked on a killing spree and his eyes were red, giving him a look of a bloodthirsty devil. Each time he swung his blade, a number of soldiers would fall. The carnage unleashed by him and White Bones was devastating. As each company came up only to be sent to heaven, the entire battlefield was soon littered with the corpses of the soldiers of the Thousand Hero Alliance.
“Strong!! How come there’s such a crazy person?” One of the elite captains of the Greater China Alliance, the one with only one ear left, Yun Zi Ge, looked at the scene and exclaimed in shock.
Yun Zi Ge saw how easily Yue Zhong was destroying the forces of the Thousand Hero Alliances and he hollered: “Charge!! Charge!! Follow me and charge!!”
The elite squad from the Greater China Alliance led by Yun Zi Ge immediately launched into an assault towards the Thousand Hero Alliance, causing some of the troops to immediately throw down their weapons and run.
The Thousand Hero Alliance was after all a small time force, and were just made up of civilians previously. There were indeed soldiers who could fight among the troops, but most of them were made up of an inexperienced bunch.
By now, the Thousand Hero Alliance found its external forces being exterminated one after the other, and those who could run had run off. Their morale was reaching an all-time low, and many of the backup troops were being slaughtered by Yue Zhong and White Bones, causing the outlook to be bleak.
Yun Zi Ge took the opportunity to begin battering on the soldiers.
As for the female warriors of the Snow Palace, there were only a few hundred left that had gathered together after a large number of their comrades had been killed and captured. They saw the chance as well and begin to unleash their retaliation fiercely.
There was also a mysterious sniper that was picking off the experts of the Thousand Hero Alliance from somewhere without stopping, blasting their heads.
With the counter-attack on so many fronts, the Thousand Hero Alliance was truly beginning to suffer, and most of the soldiers either ran or surrendered. Some chose to fight to the death, but couldn’t do much before they died. The huge faction was beginning to crumble.
“How did it become like this? How?!” Within a command center, Zhu Xiong Ba watched his troops collapsing, and his face turned pale, as he gritted his teeth and bellowed in anger.
He roared out: “Shit! Where’s the reinforcement from the Kingdom of God? Where are the troops they promised?! Why aren’t they here?! A bunch of bastards that can’t be trusted!!”
Zhu Xiong Ba did not know that the troops he was awaiting had already been destroyed by Yue Zhong, and the underground city had long since fallen into Yue Zhong’s hands.
“Boss! What do we do now?” One of his trusted aides came over to ask Zhu Xiong Ba carefully.
Zhu Xiong Ba looked at his crumbling troops and he knew that the situation had already spiraled out of control. He made his decision: “Retreat!! Now that it’s unfavorable, we have to retreat now!! Convey my orders. Everyone is to retreat!!”
Soon, Zhu Xiong Ba led 200 experts as they left the place, making their way towards their old location. As long as his core troops and experts were with him, he could establish another faction again.
It was incredibly tough to obtain an entire regiment of 10,000 experts. However, it was relatively easy to pull together a 10,000-strong force. It was a common tactic used by many to expand their might, however, such a method would usually result in a motley crew, and they could at most be used to intimidate The moment they lost, they would collapse.
After Zhu Xiong Ba gave the order, most of the soldiers of the Thousand Hero Alliance began to throw down their weapons and surrendered. A large number were unwilling to surrender to the Snow Palace, as no men wanted to become slaves to the Snow Palace. This was the disadvantage of having a widely-known discriminatory policy.
Ou Chang Jiang brought his men to assist Yue Zhong in capturing the surrendering troops, and pretty soon, there were 3 large factions outside of Yang County.
Yun Zi Ge and his forces managed to gather over 300 soldiers, and capturing 1,000 soldiers of the Thousand Hero Alliance. Yue Zhong gathered 700-over men, while his captives numbered the highest at 5,000-plus. Amongst his captives, there were Thousand Hero Alliance soldiers as well as Snow Palace male survivors. Some were even the female warriors of the Snow Palace. Shangguan Bing Xue had rescued over 500 female Snow Palace soldiers, and captured 200 male survivors.
Yue Zhong looked over at Yun Zi Ge and beckoned over: “Yun Zi Ge, become my subordinate, and work for me!”
Yun Zi Ge was a hardy general that could fight, and he had a troop of elites under him. If they were absorbed into Yue Zhong’s forces, Yue Zhong could gain another capable general.
Yun Zi Ge hesitated before asking: “Yue Zhong! If I follow you, what will become of my brothers?”
Yue Zhong chuckled and promised: “As long as you choose to follow me, your brothers are still considered your troops. You can immediately be drafted as a battalion of your own, and you’ll be the commander.”
Yun Zi Ge’s eyes flashed with a look of joy and he saluted: “Many thanks, Leader! I’m willing to serve!”
Gui Ning City’s Tyrant Yue Zhong, this name was widely known amongst the people of the Greater China Alliance. Some spoke well of him, others viewed him negatively, but almost everyone could agree that Yue Zhong was truly extremely capable and a charismatic leader.
Gui Ning City had already established some form of order, and the people within had resumed their lives similar to prior to the apocalypse. Compared to before the apocalypse, their quality of life might not be as good, but compared to Yang County, life in Gui Ning City was almost heaven.
Over at Yang County, the survivors were like dogs, and the ones on top lived at the expense of the ones below. For just one bread, women were willing to sell their bodies. For the sake of a packet of noodles, even friends could attack one another.
In the underground city, there were over a few ten thousands of tonnes of food, however, Jin Sheng Cheng and the rest hoarded them like they were their own possessions, and were not willing to share them with the other survivors. That was why there was a famine.
In this apocalypse, other than facing zombies, Mutant Beasts and the harsh weather conditions, a terrifying enemy was the shortage of food. As no food could be grown in the current conditions, it resulted in an anxiety in almost all the leaders of their own factions.
Yue Zhong could relax only because he obtained the treasure of the grain tree. If he didn’t have it, he would also be constantly worried about the food problem.
Shangguan Bing Xue looked at Yue Zhong and spoke coldly: “Hand over my Snow Palace people, I’ll leave immediately.”
Yue Zhong replied directly: “Not an issue, but I want all the men from your Snow Palace.”
There was no use for the female soldiers because they wouldn’t serve him wholeheartedly.
“Fine!” Shangguan Bing Xue replied coldly, in her eyes, a single woman was more important than 10 men.
After they exchanged their captives, under the command of Shangguan Bing Xue, the Snow Palace forces quickly left. They had no more left in them to continue the assault on Yang County, and there would only be deaths if they insisted on continuing.
Yue Zhong quickly returned to Yang County to establish some form of order.
With the gathered troops, Yue Zhong managed to bring the chaos and confusion under control, at the same time, under his orders, Yang County regained its stability. This was his first step and assuming control over this place with 110,000 survivors.
“Leader! The 1st Armored Battalion reports!” 2 hours later, Hu Yi came up, his fierce aura mixed with some military bearing radiated out as he stepped forward to salute Yue Zhong.
After 2 months of tough training, this brother of Yue Zhong, Hu Yi, had finally undergone some change, the hoodlum in him being washed away. He was now an incredibly valiant and capable commander.
A number of tanks, IFVs and self-propelling rocket launchers, cannons and trucks rolled into Yang County. The fleet of advanced weaponry caused the survivors to stare in shock, their mouths agape.
When Ou Chang Jiang saw the fleet rolling into Yang County, his expression was one of shock: “What strength!! Such advanced equipment. Just this one battalion is enough to wipe out the Greater China Alliance! Fortunately, I submitted early!”
Hu Yi’s armored battalion had truly transformed. Counting just the tanks, there were 24 of them. Such an armored battalion was truly terrifying, almost invincible. If the forces of the Greater China Alliance were to clash with Yue Zhong, just this armored battalion alone was enough to cause them to crumble almost instantly.
Chapter 329: Fleeing From Might!
Yun Zi Ge looked at the armored battalion and their equipment, his eyes filled with envy and passion: “Their equipment is really top-notch! If only my troops have the same equipment!”
Decent equipment could alleviate the strength of an entire troop. It was just like how a group of soldiers wielding knives and bats would never be able to best a troop with planes and cannons.
Xue Ning looked at the valiant armored battalion and could not help but sigh with praise: “So powerful! Is this your army? Boss Yue, you truly are awesome!”
The 1st Battalion of soldiers were Yue Zhong’s blade and trump card, many of them being Enhancers above Level 20. Any one such warrior could easily become the trump card of a small time faction in any of the surrounding areas, and any one of them could easily raze a faction to the ground.
Yue Zhong chuckled and eyed Hu Yi with a look of satisfaction: “Does your 1st Battalion have the energy to fight?”
Hu Yi immediately replied loudly: “Yes! The 1st Battalion will definitely carry out Leader’s orders, to wipe out the enemy!”
“Good!” Yue Zhong revealed a slight smile, before calling for Liu Xiao Cha and asked: “What’s the weather like for today and tomorrow?”
The weather was a critical factor in any operations now, if there was an unexpected snowstorm, the entire troop could be eradicated. Yue Zhong had just suffered one such blow recently, and since he had the means of predicting the weather, he wanted to be sure.
Liu Xiao Cha squinted her eyes towards the skies and activated her skill, before replying swiftly: “The skies will be clear for the next 24 hours.”
Yue Zhong then turned to Hu Yi and ordered: “Good! Convey my orders! The 1st Battalion is to launch an assault on the base of the Thousand Hero Alliance at Lao Chao Ji County!”
By now, the Thousand Hero Alliance had just been defeated and were at their weakest. Hu Yi’s armored battalion had also made its appearance and was absolutely capable of taking them down.
“Yes! We will fulfill your commands!” Hu Yi saluted Yue Zhong before turning around and heading off with excitement and burning emotions. He wanted to establish the might of the armored forces, and to show that he was not just Yue Zhong’s close brother, but was also a capable leader and commander! Only by earning enough merit, then people will stop talking behind his back.
Furthermore, it was the crumbling of the previous society norms and laws, and where new factions were coming to power. If he continued to amass military credit, Hu Yi would be able to help bring Yue Zhong’s faction up another notch.
Zhu Xiong Ba led his men all the way back to Lao Chao Ji County, before they heaved a sigh of relief.
When they returned to the county, Zhu Xiong Ba immediately returned to his villa, and grabbed a woman, as he began to pound her violently, venting his frustrations and dissatisfaction from his failure.
“Boss!! Not good!! Yue Zhong had sent his troops over!!” Just as Zhu Xiong Ba was in the middle of violating the woman, one of his trusted aides rushed into his house and shouted out in dismay.
Zhu Xiong Ba threw the woman one side, and he stood up, his face in disbelief: “What? Yue Zhong is on his way here? How is this possible? Even he would have to take a few days to gather his forces. How is he so fast?”
The face of the trusted aide was extremely pale, as he stammered: “It’s true!! Many tanks!! So many cannons!!”
“Useless trash!!” Zhu Xiong Ba roared out angrily and donned on some clothes before he charged out.
Zhu Xiong Ba quickly came to a high ground, where the various officials were gathered. Many of them were currently gazing out into the distance, their faces pale white with fright.
“Give it to me!” Zhu Xiong Ba felt a bad feeling and grabbed the binoculars from his subordinate, raising it to look at the distance.
He discovered many tanks rolling towards their location in a formation, and this armored division was something the Thousand Hero Alliance would not be able to fight even at its best conditions, not to mention when they had just suffered a terrible loss earlier. Their morale was low, and they even lost many soldiers.
Zhu Xiong Ba eyed the fleet of metal beats and gritted his teeth, spitting out with an ashen expression: “Fucking bastard! It’s Yue Zhong! It’s that tyrant!!”
Within this region, it was only possible for Yue Zhong to possess such might. Only he could deploy such an arsenal at short notice.
The rest of the smaller factions around would count themselves lucky if they even had an IFV. Even if they had tanks, many of them lacked the manpower to operate them.
One of the officials asked with a terrified expression: “What do we do, Boss?”
Zhu Xiong Ba’s expression was unsightly: “What else can we do? Hurry and escape! Bring the men and leave immediately! We have to forgo this place!! Let’s go get another location.”
Abandoning this location which he painstakingly built up himself, was a huge blow to Zhu Xiong Ba. However, he had no choice. His men were not a match for Hu Yi’s elite armored battalion, and the difference in strength between both sides was as clear as heaven and earth.
One of the higher officials hesitated before suggesting: “Boss! Why don’t we surrender to Yue Zhong? Based on our strength, he would definitely not mistreat us!”
Many of them were stirred when they heard that If they had to leave Old Chao Ji County, they would have to lead uncertain lives again. Every day would be a struggle to search for food, and they would also have to face zombies and Mutant Beasts as well. They wanted secure and comfortable lives.
“You want to betray me? You can go to hell!!” Zhu Xiong Ba’s eyes flashed with a vicious light and he slashed out with his blade, chopping the miserable official in two. Fresh blood splattered everywhere, including on Zhu Xiong Ba, giving him a devil-like appearance.
Zhu Xiong Ba stared coldly at the rest of his subordinates: “Yue Zhong is not Buddha. He’s well known to be a tyrant. For the sake of controlling this county, he would definitely wipe you guys out. Furthermore, none of you are innocent! All of you have the blood of countless lives on your hands. Even if you submit to him, he will banish you guys to the Scum Battalion! Come with me!! Leave this place, and we have the chance to start over somewhere else! In the future, we’ll fight back and reclaim what belongs to us!”
“Yes! Boss! We’ll come with you!”
“I’ll come with you!”
Under Zhu Xiong Ba’s threats, the rest of the officials cried out, although somewhat unwillingly.
“Let’s go!” Zhu Xiong Ba did not waste his breath and immediately brought his men out of the county.
“What? Zhu Xiong Ba fled? Damn bastard, what a coward!” Hu Yi wanted to engage in a hearty battle, and when he received this news, he felt a little depressed and disappointed.
One of the intelligence officers asked: “Commander, do we chase after them?”
Hu Yi shook his head: “No! A dog will jump over a wall when cornered. Their strength is not considered weak. They have a few high-level Evolvers, if we sent too little troops, they might retaliate. If we send more, they can’t chase up as well. Our current mission is to secure and control Ji County.”
Hu Yi wanted very much to chase after the remnants of Zhu Xiong Ba’s forces, but he knew clearly how hard it was to deal with high-level Evolvers. In comparison, Yue Zhong’s orders of controlling the town were more important.
Once they lost this Ji County, Zhu Xiong Ba and the rest would find it hard to rise again.
When Hu Yi’s armored battalion entered Ji County, they immediately suppressed the outlaws who had made use of the opportunity to engage in troublemaking. They also brought the situation under control.
They were followed by the 2nd and 3rd Battalion that were dispatched from Yang County as well, and like this, Yang County, and Ji County both came under Yue Zhong’s control.
After gaining these two counties, Yue Zhong heaved a sigh of relief and came to a jail cell.
“Leader!” One of the interrogators called Li Cong immediately saluted when he saw Yue Zhong.
“Have they said anything?” Yue Zhong asked Li Cong.
Li Cong handed a document to Yue Zhong: “They’ve revealed plenty! These are the details they’ve spat out.”
Yue Zhong opened the document and took a careful look.
The elite troops of the Kingdom of God were split into many layers. The soldiers in black uniforms were the lowest ranks. As for the ones in silver, they were called Adjudicators, every one of them was Enhancers of at least Level 20 and above. The next ranking was a force of Judges, and these were Enhancers of Level 30 and above. Beyond that, they had the Envoys-in-waiting. These Envoys-in-waiting, or Secondary Envoys, must be Evolvers. At the same time, they had to be at least Level 40. If either of these 2 conditions was not met, then there was no way to rise to that rank. Above the Secondary Envoys were the Divine Envoys. And the highest ranks were the 12 Apostles secondary only to God.
The 12 futuristics helicopters were called Thunder Fighters and were the latest helicopters manufactured by the Kingdom of God. They used technology only available after the onset of the apocalypse. Their endurance, combat strength, weight, and defenses were all three times that of a Eurocopter. After initial tests, they found out that even 14.5mm bullets could not penetrate the hull of these helicopters, and only 20mm cannons could possibly cause a dent in the armor. There was no way they could explode, though.
With these Thunder Fighters as their edge, they were swiftly replacing their Eurocopters. However, the current mode of transport and aerial combat was still the Eurocopter. This was because they were available from even before the apocalypse. As for the new Thunder Fighters, there was a huge requirement of manpower and resources.
The Thunder Fighters were only used by those Divine Envoys or Apostles. They were specialized for all sorts of combat, and could easily annihilate a small faction just to obtain their technology or blueprints.
When Yue Zhong read up to here, his heart became heavy. The apocalypse had only begun for a year, yet the Kingdom of God had already reached the point of developing their own advanced technology, causing a huge gap between others and themselves. If they continued to develop like this, their technologies would far surpass any other powers, and they could easily dominate the entire globe.
Kingdom of God forces
Level 20 – Adjudicators
Level 30 – Judges
Level 40 & Evolvers – Secondary Envoys
Level ??? – Divine Envoys (36 of them, now 35 cause too bad Yue Zhong killed one)
Level ??? – Apostles (12 of them)
Chapter 330: Opportunity!
“The capitals!! If only I can get them under my control.” Yue Zhong sighed in his heart with some bitterness.
There were 2 blueprints in Yue Zhong’s hands, one was the Nucleus Energy Converter Diagram, the other the Laser Gun Design. If he could start manufacturing the items from these 2 blueprints, the might of his factions would grow by leaps and bounds.
However, the technology over at Guang Xi region was seriously lacking. It could not match with the capitals, and even if he wanted to get started on the manufacturing of the items, he could not.
Based on the current rate of advance of technology, it would take at least another 15 years for there to be the slightest hope of developing the laser guns.
However, after destroying the Greater China Alliance and Thousand Hero Alliance, Yue Zhong had gained some decent rewards. Outside of the 170,000 survivors, he had gained a powerful underground city with its own defense systems both under and above ground.
The underground city was spacious, with various tunnels, and it could easily accommodate 300,000 survivors. There were even small factories inside and given enough manpower and materials, they could produce 80,000 rounds of ammunition each month. Inside these factories, there was 8 months’ worth of materials. That was to say that they could produce about 800,000 rounds of ammunition.*
“Leader! There are signs of strange movements from the zombie hordes over at Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou region. The majority had been blown and scattered by the snowstorm. Please relay your instructions on our next move.” Right as Yue Zhong was preparing to consolidate and reallocate the forces of the Greater China Alliance and Thousand Hero Alliance, Wei Ning Guo suddenly came up to Yue Zhong and reported excitedly.
“What! Bring me the pictures.” Yue Zhong’s eyes brightened up.
Soon a number of pictures were transmitted over at the underground city. The photographs showed Bin Qi City And Yan Zhou, both that were crowded with zombies previously, were now largely free by more than half.
When Yue Zhong took over Gui Ning City, he had a few unmanned drones that could be used, and they were precisely sent to investigate the situations over at Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou City.
Yue Zhong swiftly passed his next order: “Good! Good!! Relay my next orders! Deploy Lang Son City 2nd and 3rd Battalion. Gui Ning City’s 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and the Scum Battalion to gather at Yang County.”
Initially, the number of zombies over at the 2 cities had numbered over 5 million, and a horde of this size deterred Yue Zhong from making a frontal assault, as it would spell casualties of unknown proportions.
However, the sudden snowstorm that blew over had caused a large number of them to be scattered, and this was a huge opportunity for Yue Zhong. He could easily take control of 2 cities at one go.
If it hadn’t been for that snowstorm, then Yue Zhong would have to take slow and painstaking steps to nibble at the hordes.
“Yes!” Wei Ning Guo replied excitedly.
Under Yue Zhong’s orders, his troops began to move, in the direction of Yang County.
Countless firearms, ammunitions, rations were all being transported towards Yang County. Other than the large trucks, there were survivors also pushing their handmade carts, helping to transport rations and uniforms as well as other equipment and logistics.
Among Yue Zhong’s establishments, he had plenty of vehicles, but fuel was too precious In comparison, manpower was cheaper and much more abundant. Hence, the support and logistics divisions were made up of survivors.
If he had the resources, Yue Zhong would make use of vehicles and trucks to transport them over. However, it was a matter of being prudent now.
This upcoming battle was vital to the future of the entire Guang Xi region. If Yue Zhong could not take down Yan Zhou City, then the lack of ammunition would spell the demise of Gui Ning City should there be a large scale horde attack. The moment Gui Ning City falls, it would be incredibly difficult for Yue Zhong to take on the Kingdom of God. Therefore, this was a battle he could not afford to lose.
When the 6th Battalion of Gui Ning City arrived, Yue Zhong handed the defenses to them, while he brought the 2nd and 3rd Battalion, as well as the 1st Battalion of Yang County that he had just reorganized 2 days prior towards the direction of Ji County.
He had to make use of this window when the numbers of zombies were still manageable at Bin Qi City and Yan Zhou City to quickly control them. The zombies might be blown away, but not necessarily dead. As long as they were still ‘alive’, they could gather again.
The moment he gained control over these 2 cities, his strength would not only go through an earth-shattering change, but his factions would also increase in might. After today, with enough resources, he would be able to churn out ammunition as well, and it would be one less problem on his mind.
Furthermore, once he gained the factories in Yan Zhou City, his establishments would truly be considered to have some decent military support. The small factories in the Yang County’s underground city or Lang Son City could not compare with the large scale industries over at Yan Zhou City. With a decent military power enterprise, he could produce better weapons. Otherwise, the designs he had were just scrap paper.
Yue Zhong quickly brought his troops and made for Bin Qi City like a sharp sword, with Hu Yi leading the 1st Armored Battalion.
When they arrived there, the 1st 500,000 zombies they saw were mostly made up of L1s, S1s, L2s and S2s. These evolved zombies made their way towards the armored battalion.
The majority of those zombies blown away were mostly the low-level ordinary zombies, and some other evolved ones, however, the bulk that remained were the evolved types.
“Fire the cannons!! Fire the cannons!” Facing the 500,000-strong horde, Hu Yi called out his commands in excitement.
A number of the tanks unleashed their powerful projectiles, blasting patches of evolved zombies into pieces.
As for the machine gun-mounted vehicles surrounding the tanks, they began firing rapidly as well.
A terrifying hail of bullet covered a large number of zombies, causing them to fall on the ground.
Yue Zhong personally led the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion to guard the armored battalion. The command of the operation had been handed to Zhang Xue Wang, Zheng Ming He and other intelligence officers.
Zhang Xue Wang had been trained in the military before the apocalypse, and being by Du Ming Shan’s side they had gone through a few large-scale battles as well. He had a better understanding of commanding troops than compared to Yue Zhong, who was half-baked and not as experienced.
When Yue Zhong was at Gui Ning City, he didn’t abuse his authority to bully the weak or to indulge in vices. Instead, he had wholeheartedly sought to reclaim the stability and peace before the apocalypse. At the same time, he focused on expanding his power, conquering Nan Ning, and this caused Zhang Xue Wang to have a stronger sense of trust and respect for this young leader.
In the command post, many of the intelligence officers and subordinates were handpicked trusted aides of Yue Zhong, and Zhang Xue Wang and his men would not have an opportunity to backstab Yue Zhong anyway.
Yue Zhong stood on the battlefield, wielding his Black Tooth Blade, and chopped up the fallen evolved zombies.
Beside Yue Zhong, there were Ning Yu Xin, Xin Jia Rou, Mu Xiang Ling, Xue Ning, Nangong Bing Yun, all dressed in military uniforms. They were similarly launching attacks on the zombies. In order to evolve, they had to kill more zombies. These women were not willing to stay at home and become vases, leading comfortable lives. They hoped to better themselves.
In this apocalypse, to live better, one had to be strong or to rely on the strong. Although Ning Yu Xin and the few ladies had decided to rely on Yue Zhong, they wanted to gain strength and control their own destiny as well. Otherwise, if Yue Zhong were to die, their future would be bleak.
A large number of the evolved zombies were eliminated by the armored battalion, when all of a sudden, the horde parted, and 80 Devourers of different levels pounced out, making their way towards the tanks, machine gun-mounted vehicles, and IFVs.
On top of that, there were 400 L3s and S3s shooting forward towards the 2nd Battalion led by Yue Zhong.
“Not good!” Yue Zhong eyed those galloping L3s, S3s and Devourers, and his face fell. These were the elites of the evolved zombies, and a single L3 could destroy an elite force of soldiers without any heavy weapons. Machine guns were useless against them, and such horrifying existences could definitely decimate the 2nd Battalion of elites.
“Kill them all! Lightning, White Bones!” Yue Zhong pointed towards the horde of L3s and S3s and roared out his order.
With that, Lightning turned into a flash of light and charged towards the L3. With its extreme speed, it could break the sound barrier, and as it charged through the battlefield, numerous L3s would be decapitated, their headless corpses slumping to the ground.
White Bones charged amongst the S3s, and as they tried to pounce on it to bite it, it released its bone blades from various parts of its body and spun viciously, slashing many of them into pieces.
“Tian Hao! Protect the ladies!” Yue Zhong left an order, and he charged towards the Devourers.
Tian Hao, being a Strength and Agility-type Dual-attribute Evolver, stepped out silently to protect Ning Yu Xin and the rest. He was a strong expert, and after Yue Zhong had given him a set of equipment as well as a Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, his combat prowess rose by 3 times. As long as he was not surrounded by any high-level zombies, he was definitely capable of protecting the women.
Facing the Devourers, the armored battalions unleashed all their projectiles, including the IFVs, which turned their firing targets towards the Devourers.
Many of them were instantly torn apart by the various firepower. However, due to their insane speed, many of them managed to leap onto the IFVs, and they tore apart the hulls, spitting out a poisonous fog that turned the soldiers within into zombies in a manner of seconds.
Seriously, I have no idea how 80,000 a month could translate to 800,000 with 8 months. But ah well, stick to the author’s point!