God and Devil World - Chapter 451-460
Chapter 451: Killer Lie Ming Yi!
Yue Zhong then kept 2 huge tanks of the white slime, as well as the 30 cocoons into his spatial ring, before slicing open the corpse of the queen worm Zhao Kuang.
The bodies of high-level Mutant Beasts usually had some treasures, and Yue Zhong wanted to see if this mutated life form of Zhao Kuang was similar.
All around his body, there were still many parasites squirming about in the disgusting red discharge. Yue Zhong did not mind the dirt or smell, as he continued to dig about until he discovered a red pearl near Zhao Kuang’s heart.
He placed the pearl into his ring, before thoroughly slicing up Zhao Kuang’s corpse to confirm that there were no more treasures. He then searched the entire room, making sure that there were no more residual cocoons, before heading out to get his men to clean up.
Inside this underground city, there were no more living people anymore. Other than those that had been sent out earlier as cannon fodder that was already controlled, the rest had been turned into food for that mutated Zhao Kuang.
However, Yue Zhong still managed to find 10,000 tons of rations, as well as a large amount of research equipment and data. There were also 300 rifles, 25 grenade launchers, and a 100 ton of fuel.
The haul from this underground city was fruitful, but because Zhao Kuang had become that strange progenitor of parasites, he had been unwilling to strengthen the humans that were meant to be his food. Thus, he did not allocate many resources out, barely touching the reserves of the city.
Other than resources, the majority of the research equipment were all fine without any damage, as long as they were maintained and those that had been damaged, looked at, they could all be put to use.
This research lab had been the forefront of biological research before the apocalypse in China and possessed the top-of-the-range equipment. With such a lab, its resources, and equipment, as long as Yue Zhong assigned some capable scientists to it, he could quickly initiate development in that area.
Yue Zhong also allocated 29 of the cocoons to some of the treants under Bi Lǜ to eat, instantly resulting in 29 more Type 3 Treants.
The combat ability of these Type 3 treats could not compare to a Type 3 Lightning, but 10 of them could easily force Lightning to a corner. At the very least, they could tear Lightning apart if they worked together.
With such a huge haul, Yue Zhong and his troops made back for Qi Mu County.
When he reached Qi Mu Town, Yue Zhong did not engage in any major activities, instead, focusing on training the Victorious Troops. At the same time, he put the troops he won over from the Kingdom of God to training.
At the same time, the regiment’s worth of equipment inside the Ulan Mountain Range army barracks had all been brought out and allocated to his troops, pushing their combat strength to the next tier.
In the vast Central Plains, there were many small factions, and the Mongolian ones had all thrown their weight in with the Mongol King Hu-Er Ran.
Zhang Xiao, one skinny Chinese girl of about 15 or 16 was wearing simple clothes as she minded her sheep in a small Mongolian faction.
At this time, most of the plains were still covered in snow, but a few patches had already started to sprout with grass, and the shepherds were able to allow their herd to graze again.
After the apocalypse, many animals had already mutated into Mutant Beasts. However, there were some that did not change, instead, living on obstinately. As long as they were not caught by zombies, they would not become zombified beasts as well.
Hu-Er Ran was also considered a capable warlord with charisma, nor was he lacking in intelligence. He knew that just relying on the legacies and resources left behind by the world before the apocalypse would be a bad choice, as it would run out one day. After proclaiming himself as king, he had deployed men to search for unmutated beasts to bring back to be looked after by his people.
Hu-Er Ran’s actions were all for unifying a large number of Mongol shepherds. Many thus viewed him as the world’s savior. At the same time, since the royal blood ran in his veins, many others sought to protect him with their lives.
Zhang Xiao’s eyes were green, while her hands were full of whip bruises. Not only did she have to mind the sheep in the day, she would have to deal with the lust of 3 men at night. She had thought of running and tried once before. The result was that she was forced to starve for 3 days, and had been whipped till she almost died. She had since lost faith and became numb.
At this time, a few Mongol riders came rushing up, one of them eyeing Zhang Xiao, as a cruel look appeared on his face. He sent a vicious whip towards her and said, “Bitch! Master Hagg wants to fuck you! Take off your clothes, and raise your ass, let Master Hagg enjoy himself!!”
When the whip landed on her body, it immediately split apart her clothes and left a deep, bloody gash on her frail body.
Zhang Xiao immediately fell to the ground and curled up in pain, her tears and mucus flowing freely. She struggled for a while, before tearing off her clothes and got on the ground to raise her butt.
One of the Mongol riders roared with laughter as he pointed, “Bitch!! Look at that!! That’s a Han slut! They’re the most shameless, like dogs, having no shame at all!!”
Another got down from his horse and strode towards her, “Come! Everybody at the same time!!”
The rest of them also came towards Zhang Xiao gleefully.
“This bitch still dares to run! Truly seeking death!”
“Skin her, and use her to fertilize the grass, how about that?”
“Not bad! That idea’s decent!!”
As they approached her, they began to discuss amidst laughter on how to torture and toy with Zhang Xiao.
When she heard their words, her body trembled violently in fear, as two streams of tears fell from her eyes. She was the princess of her household before the apocalypse, yet after that, she had become a slave to the Mongolians, and everything had changed. She had experienced for herself the cruelty of humankind, where dignity was nonexistent. The Mongolians did not let her off and were even discussing ways to torture her, and it caused her to be filled with dread.
One of them laughed savagely and pulled out his curved blade, “I’ve decided! Let’s chop off her feet. See how she runs!!”
Another frowned and said, “Wu Tan, don’t!! If there’s blood everywhere, it isn’t going to be fun. After we’re done, you can go all out!!”
Another came up to Zhang Xiao and dropped his pants, grabbing her head and shoving it towards his crotch, “Me first!! Slut!! Suck it for daddy!!”
Right as Zhang Xiao’s head was forced to his crotch, a powerful arrow pierced through the Mongolian’s head, causing fresh blood to splatter everywhere.
The warrior died with a look of shock and disbelief in his eyes.
The other 3 Mongolian riders immediately turned towards the direction of the arrow, as a few more arrows shot out, piercing them in the chest, nailing them to the ground.
200 soldiers appeared over the horizon, riding on the back of Black Scaled Stallions.
One of the soldiers looked at his leader, Lie Ming Yi, and asked, “Boss. There’s a girl there. What do we do? Kill her?”
Lie Ming Yi assessed her before saying, “She must be a Han slave. Leave her alive!”
Lie Ming Yi then pulled out 2 bottles of mineral water and 5 biscuits, throwing it to her and said coldly, “Little rascal! I’m Lie Ming Yi, the commander of the 1st Cavalry Brigade under the mighty Yue Zhong. If you want to live on, make your way towards Qi Mu Town, only by reaching there, will there be a chance of survival.”
Zhang Xiao immediately got on her knees and cried profusely, “Take me away!! I’m willing to do anything for you!! Please take me away!!”
“Sorry little rascal. There’re no saviors in this world. I still have a mission to accomplish, and I can’t help you. Only you can help yourself. Qi Mu Town is your only hope. If you want to live on, with dignity at that, head over there.” Lie Ming Yi eyed her and shook his head, before passing the order, “Kill all the sheep.”
The 200 soldiers immediately charged through and slaughtered every single sheep. After they were done, they began to slice up the meat and burnt the corpses.
“Charge! Kill those Mongolian bastards!” Lie Ming Yi roared out and led 200 soldiers towards the inner parts of the faction.
The Mongolian faction saw the entire herd of sheep being burnt and hurried sent out warriors, who charged at Lie Ming Yi and his men.
In this apocalypse, the 3 main factions were always warring, and thus, even the shepherds and farmers were called to arms. They were forced by the circumstances, otherwise, they would become slaves to each faction.
“Go die!!” Lie Ming Yi looked at the dozens of warriors running towards him and chuckled grimly, as he pointed with his right hand and a number of sharp blades made of air sliced towards them.
The warriors were instantly sliced at their waists by the unseen air blades.
The rest of the 200 soldiers led by Lie Ming Yi charged in and begun to slaughter the other warriors.
With his killing intent billowing, Lie Ming Yi roared out, “Convey my orders! Other than all Han slaves, everyone else has to die!”
“Yes!” The 200 soldiers behind Lie Ming Yi hollered out with their own roars and charged through.
Soon after, smoke began to rise from different places, as the troops under Lie Ming Yi killed the enemies and led the slaves out of the area.
Lie Ming Yi did not leave any troops to escort those slaves back to Qi Mu Town, instead, he charged right for the next one.
Zhang Xiao watched as the small town went up in smokes, her eyes flashing with deep hatred. She gripped the biscuits and water in her hands tightly and turned to make her way to Qi Mu Town.
Chapter 452: Mongol-Manchu Alliance!
Out here in the vast Central Plains, beside a lush lake, there was a grand and awe-inspiring golden tent. Within the tent, there were a dozen men in traditional Mongolian attire standing respectfully in two rows. On the central seat of the emperor, a young man of about 27 or 28 sat there, his stature was commanding, with an eagle-like gaze and a hook nose. He had handsome looks, and he was the publicly recognized Mongolian King, Hu-Er Ran.
Bo-Er Zi was currently venting his grievances with bloodshot eyes, “My King! Our Grey Wolf Riders were wiped out by those crazy Han dogs! Our flocks have also been burnt! Over 1,800 of our fellow Mongolians have died at the hands of those sick bastards! We seek your help in eradicating those damnable Han dogs!!”
Lie Ming Yi had seemingly transformed into a bloodthirsty demon, going on a massacre everywhere he went. For each faction he struck, he would release the Han slaves, and slaughter all the Mongolians, Turks and Manchurians.
The 200 soldiers that Lie Ming Yi led were all Evolvers, and many of them wanted vengeance against either the Mongol Empire, the Turkic Empire or Manchurian Empire. They were all similar in their viciousness, and never left anyone alive. It was as though a disaster had struck the Central Plains, and the various subordinates of the 3 factions bore the brunt of their fury. Lie Ming Yi’s forces had truly attracted the irk of all three factions.
Hu-Er Ran glared at Bo-Er Zi sternly. The Mongolian Empire had been a work of his nationalistic propaganda.
When he wanted to expand it further, he realized that it was hard to change this way thinking. He had realized that integration was vital in conquering the whole China, otherwise, when their forces try to win over other factions, they would definitely face opposition.
However, in the course of the development, the Mongolian Empire was already something beyond the control of Hu-Er Ran. Every single Mongolian member had a number of slaves from the other races. Even his own subordinates had over hundreds and thousands of Han slaves. If he were to command them to release their slaves, his position as the Mongol King would definitely topple.
Using a nationalistic and racist approach, it was easy to gather people of like minds. However, changing it would truly be tough. This was because most of the passionate ones were crazy people. The moment their leader had no way of meeting their needs, they would do all they can to change the leader.
When Hu-Er Ran heard about the deeds of Lie Ming Yi, he was filled with rage as well as fear. This was the revenge and backlash that he knew would happen. It was the same method that his forces had been using on the ordinary people of the Central Plains, but he had known that the Hans would not resort to such methods. It was obvious that the leader Yue Zhong and the previous Han leaders he had met were vastly different. He was a vicious and powerful wolf, just like them, and his tyrannical actions were no different from past dictators, in fact, he was even more terrifying.
Amu Xidai’s eyes flashed with a savage glint, “King, the Blood Eagle Riders are willing to be the vanguard, this time, we can definitely eradicate Yue Zhong’s forces.”
Amu Xidai’s son had been at one of the factions playing with women, when the place was struck by Lie Ming Yi’s forces, and he had been decapitated. This caused Amu Xidai to be filled with hatred towards Yue Zhong.
Hu-Er Ran spoke solemnly, “Then have any of you discovered a way to deal with those 8 assault helicopters in Yue Zhong’s hands?”
Hearing those words, all the generals immediately shut up.
Yue Zhong had 8 Thunder Fighters, and those were rare resources that were not readily available in this apocalyptic world. It was practically impossible for anyone to withstand those mighty weapons.
It was because of those Thunder Fighters and other advanced weaponry that the Kingdom of God could expand so fast in this world. Each time, they just had to deploy 12 Thunder Fighters together with 200 elite soldiers and could easily demolish a 10,000-strong faction.
Even if there was a 20,000-strong troop, without any aerial defense, the forces of Central Plains were defenseless against those Thunder Fighters.
In modern warfare, powerful equipment did not mean invincibility, however, without them, it was definitely a huge disadvantage. Saddam’s million-strong army being defeated by the American forces was proof of that.
Yue Zhong’s 8 Thunder Fighters were like huge rocks pressurizing the 3 large factions, making it hard for them to breathe.
Although Hu-Er Ran and the rest had opened up numerous army barracks, there weren’t much aerial defenses to be found. Many of them were just 14.5mm high-caliber bullets.
They also possessed about 20 surface-to-air missiles, however, Hu-Er Ran did not have even one personnel who knew how to operate them.
After all, in the battles out here in the Central Plains, almost no faction used any aerial forces. This wasn’t a huge problem in the past, but now, they truly felt their helplessness.
Before coming across Yue Zhong, as long as the Mongolian troops appeared with their tanks and cannons, any resistance from the smaller factions would quickly crumble. There was no use for those anti-air defenses.
Even if they came across a rare Evolver that could soar in the skies, the powerful guns of the Mongolian troops could fire at them until they were full of holes. They had no knowledge on dealing with aerial forces at the moment.
The leader of the Demon Wolf Riders, Tuo Shu, piped, “Night battle!! We can launch a night raid on them. In the dark, there’s a limit to how much the Thunder Fighters can be utilized.”
“That’s right! Their combat strength would definitely be impaired in the night!”
“Truly Tuo Shu!”
The sound of cheers and excitement resounded from the huge tent.
In the night, many advanced equipment would lose their advantage as the users weren’t well equipped to fight in the night.
Night raids were also usually a tactic weaker forces employed against stronger ones, however, most of them still didn’t possess much confidence in obtaining victory against Yue Zhong. This was because they had received news on Yue Zhong obtaining the regiment’s worth of equipment in Ulan Mountain Range.
Out of the 40,000 warriors of Hu-Er Ran, only 20,000 were equipped with firearms. The rest mostly wielded melee weapons. Even then, the firearms consisted mostly of old weapons, handguns, as well as some other antiques.
While it was easy for them to deal with most of the factions, it was a different story for Yue Zhong.
One soldier came reporting in, “My King! The envoy from the Manchurian Empire has come to seek an audience!!”
Hu-Er Ran’s eyes brightened up, “Let him in!”
A young man strode in, wearing a suit, and looked smart, as he kneeled on one knee, bowing deeply, “Fan Tian Ming from the Manchurian Empire greets the king! I pray for you to live long! Long live long live!”
Hu-Er Ran eyed the young man and spoke mildly, “You may rise!”
Fan Tian Ming stood up and looked at Hu-Er Ran, “Thank you, King! This time, the great Emperor Xuan Zhen had sent me here in hopes to ally with you, and eradicate Yue Zhong together.”
His voice continued to ring out, “Yue Zhong is oppressive, violent and cruel. The moment he appeared, many of our people suffered under him. Many innocents have died at his hands. Together with Lie Ming Yi that butcher, their actions have been unbridled and cruel. If he’s allowed to continue on his killing spree, the entire Central Plains will surely fall. Our great Emperor Xuan Zhen does not want this to happen, and hopes our forces can work together, forget our past enmity, and eradicate that demon!”
Most people would only see the bad side of others, yet ignore their own flaws. The Mongol Empire and Manchurian Empire had previously gone on similar violent sprees all around the Central Plains, bolstering their own forces, and enslaving the Hans. They had not felt any remorse for their actions, after all, it was what their ancestors did. The law of the jungle was that the strong preyed on the weak.
Yet now, when Yue Zhong did the same to them, they felt that he was evil and cruel.
Hu-Er Ran’s face was expressionless, not allowing anyone to see through his thoughts, “Yue Zhong has 8 powerful assault helicopters in his hands. If they’re not destroyed, it’s hard for us to deal with them.”
Fan Tian Ming laughed out confidently, “Great King, let us deal with his 8 helicopters. Please believe in our strength, we are definitely able to deal with them. The aerial side will be handled by us, while we’ll leave the ground forces to you. It’s only possible for the invincible warriors of the Mongolian Empire to possibly wipe out Yue Zhong that beast!
Hu-Er Ran replied dryly, “Oh! I want to know how you will deal with those helicopters. Without certainty of victory, I will not send my troops out.”
Fan Tian Ming seemed to hesitate for a while, before gritting his teeth and pulling out a tablet and opening it up, “Great King, this is what we will use to defeat Yue Zhong’s helicopters.”
Everybody’s gaze fell unto the tablet inside the tent.
Only to discover, 12 Thunder Fighters sitting quietly on a large field. Behind the 12 Thunder Fighters, there were 12 other Eurocopters. A number of Manchurian troops were currently busying themselves together with some Europeans beside the powerful mechanical beasts.
Chapter 453: Pressure of the Army!
“24 assault helicopters!!”
Seeing the video, all the Mongolian generals sucked in a breath of cold air. A single assault helicopter was a powerful killing machine already. If a single faction could control just one, it could easily dominate its peers. Few factions could actually withstand the assault from a single assault helicopter.
The Manchurian Empire had a few as well, but they treated them as treasures, and would definitely not possess 24 of them.
After all, before the apocalypse, Mongolia was a country as well, and based on their public records, they did not have more than a 100 of them.
In the apocalyptic world where resources were scarce, it was shocking to see the Manchurian Empire in possession of 24 of them.
Hu-er Ran turned to fix his glare on Fan Tian Ming, with a changed expression and unconcealed shock, “How did you get these?!”
Fan Tian Ming laughed lightly in response, “Great King, this is a national secret. It’s not convenient to say. However, you can be rest assured that after we have jointly eradicated Yue Zhong, my country is willing to give you 4 of them.”
Hu-er Ran ignored his standing and immediately walked down, pointing to one of the Thunder Fighters, “Alright! However, i want 4 of those!”
He had understood the might and threat of the Thunder Fighters from the mouths of Amu Xidai and Bo-er Zi, and hoped to possess such an advanced equipment as well.
Fan Tian Ming took a look and immediately had an apologetic expression, “Great King, I’m sorry, if it’s that, we can only give you one!!”
The Thunder Fighters were made possible after the apocalypse, and had 3 times the might of ordinary assault helicopters. Under the same circumstances, a single Thunder Fighter could even take out 3 Eurocopters. Of course, 4 Eurocopters were enough to destroy a single Thunder Fighter.
Hu-er Ran had a resolute gaze, as his tone became solemn, “2!! After eradicating Yue Zhong, I want 2 of those! This time, I will even head out myself, and gather all of my forces to wipe Yue Zhong out!”
A look of delight flashed in Fan Tian Ming’s eyes, “Great! That settles it then!”
After the Manchurian Empire had been defeated a few times, their elites had been reduced by a lot. Although they had decided to join the Kingdom of God, the forces that were deployed to the Central Plains weren’t many, and could only provide the aerial support.
The only faction that had the largest land troops would be Hu-er Ran, as long as he was willing to provide elite soldiers, then the alliance between the both of them could well be enough to steamroll over every other faction.
Hu-er Ran’s eyes flashed with a cruel look, “Good! But before then, we must first wipe out the Turks, otherwise, if we were to allow someone else to be the fisherman, it would be a joke.”
Fan Tian Ming nodded in agreement, “That’s true, then let us both first join hands to take out the Turks!”
Thus, the Mongolian Empire and Manchurian Empire ceased all fighting and joined hands to form a huge force.
As the 2 armies began to move out, they made their way towards the grounds of the Turk Empire.
One servant rushed into the golden tent of the Turk Empire, his face pale, “My liege!! My liege!! It’s bad!! The Mongols and Manchurians have come attacking!!”
Wu-er Tuotuo was currently naked, pressing himself against 2 beauties, furiously having pounding them. 20 other women of different body shapes and sizes with stunning looks were all naked as well, touching themselves and moaning enticingly.
The entire tent was filled with an atmosphere of lust and sex. After the Gold Wolf Riders had been defeated numerous times, their strength had been reduced by 60%, and even Wu-Er Tuo Tuo’s most loyal aide Abudidama had died pitifully in the Ulan Mountain Range. It had a devastating effect on Wu-er Tuo Tuo, and since then, he hadn’t been himself. Everyday, he had just indulged in his carnal desires in his tent, and led a life of wine and pleasure.
“You fool! You dare to disrupt my pleasure! Go to hell!!” It was right when Wu-er Tuo Tuo was feeling at a climax, and he was interrupted by such news. With a wave of his hands, a sharp disc soared out and sliced through the head of the servant.
The servant slumped to the ground, dead, with a look of shock and unwillingness in his eyes.
After killing that servant, he pulled out a small medicinal pill from a bottle and swallowed it, before shooting some agent into himself, as a look of ecstasy overcame him. He became even more drunk in his pleasure and bit down violent on a beauty’s shoulders, tearing a huge chunk of meat from her.
As she bled, the girl gritted her teeth through the pain, while tears flowed down her cheeks, but she didn’t dare to scream out.
“My Liege!!” The other pillar of the Turk Empire Dong-er Molei came striding in, and saw Wu-Er Tuo Tuo surrounded by those women, as well as the soldier who had lost his life, and shouted out, “My Liege!! The Mongolians and the Manchurians are attacking us right now, and the empire needs you! How could you be playing with women now?! They can be put aside for later, as long as you lead us in defeating the Mongols and Manchurians, their women are there for you to play as well!! My Liege!! It’s a critical situation for us, please get it together!!”
Wu-Er Tuo Tuo continued to jack himself with drugs, immersing in a high. In his pleasure and muddled state, he roared out, “Scram!! This senior have not gotten a kick yet, Dong-er Molei, you damn bear, get lost!!”
Dong-er Molei kneeled down, aggrieved and begun to cry out, “My Liege!! Please get it together!! Please!! It is the moment of life and death for our empire, please come to your senses!! My Liege!!”
Dong-er Molei was of one mind to build a strong and independent Turk Empire. He knew that he was only capable of killing and nothing else. The rise of the Turk Empire would require Wu-er Tuo Tuo.
In truth, the whole empire had been built by Wu-er Tuo Tuo himself, Dong-er Molei had only been concerned with killing his enemies, and did not know anything else.
“Get lost!! Scram!! Scram!!” Wu-er Tuo Tuo was currently going insane and sent out numerous discs flying towards Dong-er Molei.
Dong-er Molei had been kneeling on the ground and hadn’t been on guard against the person he respected the most. The discs shot past his neck, and his head flew through the air, rolling to one side in a shower of blood. Just like this, the strongest Evolver that had crossed swords with Yue Zhong died at the hands of his own leader.
With his death, the rest of the Turks felt their world crumble, as the generals all rose up and led their own forces away in different directions.
The Mongolians and Manchurians were long since prepared, and took the opportunity to chase down all of the forces of the Turk Empire, wiping them out. At the same time, they gobbled up the resources and people, expanding their forces.
The Turk king Wu-er Tuo Tuo was also killed with a single hit by Ao Dou, and the Turk Empire was wiped off the face of the earth, just like that.
The allied forces of Manchuria and Mongolia were extremely relaxed, it was as though it was just an expedition for them, with lack of resistance from the enemy.
It was easy for them because Wu-er Tuo Tuo had already fallen. He had lost his will, lost his fighting spirit, and the entire Turk Empire that he painstakingly raised up was shattered.
After the powerful allied forces wiped out the Turk Empire, they rested for two days before turning around and made their way towards Qi Mu Town.
Cloud Town was a small town near Qi Mu Town, and it was an important location for Qi Mu Town. As long as it was defended well, it could repel many enemies from the front of Qi Mu Town.
As the first line of defense for Qi Mu Town, Yue Zhong had thus deployed an entire battalion to this town. At the same time, 2,000 survivors were working on the fortifications of the structures as well as traps, to prepare for the impending attack.
Suddenly, there was a cloud of dust in the distance, and the sentry that had been keeping guard up in a tree had a huge change in expression. He shouted into the walkie-talkie, “Enemy attack!! Enemy attack!!”
Without the help of satellites, Yue Zhong could only employ the traditional way of leaving talented sentries in different areas.
After obtaining that intel, the entire Cloud Town hurried in their actions, as soldiers got into position and readied their weapons, keeping the gazes on the horizon.
Li Guang stood on a high vantage point and saw the allied forces in the distance. He muttered out with a billowing killing intent, “So you’re finally here, Allied Forces? This time, I’ll let you taste the might of the Victorious Troops!”
The soldiers stationed at Cloud Town were all soldiers of the Victorious Troops, and had undergone tough military training. Every single one of them was filled with battle intent, and the assault of the allied forces happen to be according to his wishes,
The Manchurian and Mongolian Empires were afraid that Yue Zhong would set his sights far ahead. And since Yue Zhong wanted to eradicate them himself, but couldn’t afford to dispatch people to find their central bases, he couldn’t ask for more. It might be pressurizing to deal with their forces, but likewise, it was an opportunity to deal with them once and for all.
Chapter 454: The Slave Army Attacks!
Outside Cloud Town, many ditches had been dug and killing traps prepared and planted. There were high vantage points on either side of the the town, which could be used to launch assaults from.
Hu-er Ran eyed the battlefield from afar and gave a solemn order, “Send the slaves to go fill up the ditches!”
The Mongolian general Agudo in charge of the slaves looked at the 3,000 of them, noting their deadpan expressions, and hollered, “You bunch of pigs, listen up!! Go fill up the ditches, as long as you do so, your families will receive benefits, ordinary slaves will become high-class slaves, while high-class slaves will be upgraded to ordinary citizens. This is the only chance for your families and yourselves to gain freedom and dignity! Charge for this senior!!”
Under his roar, a glint of hope flashed in the eyes of the slaves, as they hoisted bags of sand and rushed towards the ditches. Although Hu-er Ran was extremely cruel to them, it could be said that his words were worth their weight in gold. With Agudo’s promise, they were filled with hope for the first time.
“Don’t kill me!! I’m Han!!”
“Don’t shoot!! I’m Han!!!”
“Please don’t shoot, I’m Korean-Chinese!!”
“Don’t shoot, I’m a Miao!!”
“Don’t kill me, we are all fellow comrades!!”
Under the watchful gaze of 200 soldiers, the 3,000 slaves charged forth with desperation, crying as they made their way towards Cloud Town.
Making use of the commoners to attack cities, this was a vicious tactic used in the past. If the enemy went soft and allowed the commoners to fill up the holes, then the Mongolian troops could charge forth. If the enemy hardened their hearts to kill the commoners, they would expend their bullets, and lower their own morale. It was truly a cold-hearted strategy.
“Scram!! Get out of here!! Leave now!!”
“Don’t come over!! There’re traps here!! Don’t come any closer!!”
Seeing the 3,000 slaves approaching, the soldiers in Cloud Town began to shout frantically. They would rather engage in an all-out slaughter with the Mongolians than fire at their own people.
Following a loud explosion, a number of the slaves had stepped and triggered a landmine, which blasted them apart.
Another triggered a mechanism, which sent arrows shooting towards them. The dense rain of arrows fell upon dozens of slaves, causing them to fall and cry in agony.
All around Cloud Town, Yue Zhong’s forces had planted landmines and traps. These were in fact meant for the Mongolian troops, but unfortunately, the slave army had triggered them.
“Ah!! I don’t want to die!!” Seeing their fellow comrades falling to the explosions and traps, one of them wailed out while retreating. Under his lead, a few others began to back up as well.
“Defectors will be put to death!!” Behind, the Mongolian forces stepped forth to cut down any slave that retreated.
After the Mongolian forces killed over 30 slaves, the situation stabilized somewhat.
Li Guang ordered coldly, “Snipers! Kill their enforcement soldiers!”
Following the sounds of gunshots, a number of the Mongolian soldiers fell down dead, with bullet holes in their heads.
Those enforcement soldiers were slowly picked off one by one by the elite snipers hiding in Cloud Town.
Under the threat of death, the soldiers that were initially maintaining their watch over the slaves began to fall apart, leaving behind the 30 corpses of their own comrades while fleeing.
The moment they were free of the threat of the enforcement troops, the 3,000 slaves began to retreat wildly.
Hu-er Ran watched the scene unfold with cold eyes and ordered, “They dare to retreat without orders, kill them all!”
Thus, bullets rained down from the allied forces, killing and injuring many slaves.
Agudo carried an assault rifle himself, firing wildly into the 3,000 slaves as he hollered, “You better fucking scram back! Go throw the sandbags into the trenches! Otherwise, we’ll execute you!! Your families will also be termed as dogs and will be punished accordingly!!”
As the 3,000 survivors were fired at by the allied forces, many of them were already in pools of their own blood. The rest had no choice but to turn back towards the road to hell and charge.
Hu-er Ran did not care about the lives of the slaves, his eyes flashing coldly, “So they’re going to employ their snipers so early on eh? Convey my orders! Snipers, attack!”
With his command, the elite snipers of the White Armor Army and Qie Xue Troops began to inch forward carefully and started to engage in a sniper crossfire with Yue Zhong’s troops.
The clear gunshots rang out loudly, although they weren’t concentrated, but with each gunshot, there would be one or 2 snipers shot dead. It could be from Yue Zhong’s troops as well as the allied forces.
The intense crossfire continued for a long while, before the allied forces realise their losses were piling up faster. Over 20 of their snipers had been taken out by the snipers from the Victorious Troops, whereas they had only killed 10 of the enemy.
The ex-KoG forces that Yue Zhong had successfully subjugated were mostly Judges, and had undergone the job change. Amongst the 1,700 of them, over 1,000 were snipers. They had all trained in sniping, and in the Victorious Troops, the total number of snipers were over 200.
The allied forces might have many snipers as well, but it was too little compared to Yue Zhong’s troops. Furthermore, the snipers of the allied forces could not compare to those from the Victorious Troops. They were outclassed and outnumbered, and thus, they suffered greatly in the exchange.
As both sides were still firing intensely at one another, the remaining 800 slaves carried their sandbags and got closer to those dangerous trenches.
Li Guang watched the approaching slaves, and his expression turned ugly, “Open fire!!”
“Hurry escape! Don’t get too close!!”
“Quickly!! Run!! We’re going to fire!!”
The soldiers of the Victorious Troops inside Cloud Town began to shout helplessly as they opened fire, and their shots caused the slaves to stumble and fall.
The forces inside Cloud Town could not compare to the size of the allied forces, thus they could only rely on the fortifications, cover and traps.
If Li Guang’s heart turned soft and allowed the slaves to use their own lives to disable the traps and fill up the trenches, then the allied forces would have an easier time.
The death toll of the Victorious Troops would then mount, and to them, it was a loss they could not afford.
One by one, the slaves fell in their blood, but there a few who managed to dump their sandbags into the trenches.
One of the slaves was smart, he saw that it was death on either side, so he darted to a corner and hid himself.
When the rest of the slaves saw that, they also begun to seek cover. They weren’t willing to give their lives for the allied forces, but for the sake of living on, they could only become cannon fodder, filling up the trenches and disabling the traps.
“Let the snipers come down.” Hu-er Ran’s face turned solemn as he spoke. The moment those slaves gave up, the snipers would lose their meaning. Furthermore, they were being suppressed heavily by the enemy, leaving casualties, which caused Hu-Er Ran and Xuan Zhen to feel the pinch.
Without the support of a novice village, every single sniper had to be cultivated and groomed, with painstaking efforts. Furthermore, they were useful against powerful experts.
As long as a top sniper could hide at a distance, he could easily distract a powerful Evolver, keeping him on guard. The power Evolver would only be able to exhibit 80% of their power then. Those high-level Evolvers might even be easily taken out by a sniper with a good hiding space.
“Zheli Mu, I want those hills conquered!” Hu-er Ran eyed the 2 vantage points on either side of CLoud Town and gave an order to Zheli Mu.
Hu-er Ran was extremely clear that it would be a huge bloodbath before they can take down Cloud Town. He wanted to find a way to crush Yue Zhong’s forces and firepower quickly and swiftly.
“Yes! My Liege!” Zheli Mu bowed and rushed out.
Hu-Er Ran looked at Xuan Zhen beside him and said, “Emperor Xuan Zhen, I’ll leave the other hill to you.”
This time, in order to take down Yue Zhong, Hu-er Ran and Xuan Zhen had bet all their forces. They were clear that with every passing day, Yue Zhong was growing stronger. If they were to lose today’s battle, both Mongolia and Manchuria would become the losers, and many would become Yue Zhong’s slaves.
Xuan Zhen swept a gaze towards Ao Dou,” Ao Dou! Go bring some men and take down that hill!”
“Your servant obeys!!” Ao Dou kneeled on one knee, before leaving.
Zheli Mu and Ao Dou left, and the allied forces began to launch heavy artillery fire on the 2 hills.
Following loud explosions, a number of heavy artillery landed on the 2 hills, blasting the entire area.
Chapter 455: Fight on the Hill!
The Mongolian Empire and Manchu Empire amassed an astounding amount of weaponry before the apocalypse. Armed with heavy artillery, they began to lay heavy fire on the two hills. The battlegrounds were filled with earth-shattering explosions amidst flying debris.
After 2 rounds of bombardment, the allied forces deployed 2 companies of their respective soldiers and charged towards the hills.
Under the constant heavy artillery fire, the hills were almost completely obliterated. They naturally assumed that the enemies would not be able to hold their defense position any longer.
Just when the 2 companies were approaching the hills, soldiers from the Victorious Troops emerged from the tunnels, armed with rifles and started firing downwards at them with mad abandon. With this sudden assault, many soldiers of the alliance were caught unawares and killed.
“Get down!! Get down!!” The Mongol general that led the troops in shouted.
A loud gunshot rang out, and the general fell down dead with a bullet in his head.
Snipers started wriggling out from the tunnels and began searching for strategic targets and aimed for headshots. The 4 companies of the alliance took cover and dispersed while the Ever Victorious troops continued with their relentless firing.
News of the failed attack soon reached Hu-er Ran. “tunnels! tunnels indeed! Yue Zhong is a terrifying character “,he said, as his expression darkened.
Tunnels had proven to be highly effective against cannons. During the Korean War, the Volunteer Army of North Korea made use of tunnels to defend themselves against the United States Army’s ferocious bombings.
Hu-er Ran knew deep down in his heart that this would be his toughest battle since he started his military career, after hearing that both the hilltops were covered with tunnels.
“General! The firepower of the enemy is too strong, our squads cannot hold on for long! Please send for reinforcements!!”
“General!! The enemy is too fierce! 2 of my squads have already been wiped out, please send help!!”
The allied forces had not attacked the 2 hills for long, before they began to request for help.
The soldiers defending the hilltops were the elite Judges that Yue Zhong had absorbed from the Kingdom of God. They had all undergone job change to be soldiers above Level 20. Not only was their personal combat strength higher than ordinary humans, every one of them were strong with weapons. If any of them were placed in a special force before the apocalypse, they would be definitely the best of the best. While the allied forces also consist of powerful elites, against the stronger elites of Yue Zhong, they were suppressed until they could not even stick their heads out.
Zheli Mu looked at the hilltop coldly, and ordered, “Retreat!”
The 2 companies quickly retreated from the hilltop like floodwater.
Yu Wen Ying looked at the allied forces withdrawing and his eyes flashed brightly, ordering, “Retreat to the tunnels!”
The soldiers then scurried back into the tunnels.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
Just after they entered the tunnels, the powerful artillery fire bombarded the hill again, intent on obliterating everything.
Under that powerful fire, a few tunnels collapsed, killing 3 of the elite soldiers.
After a volley of heavy fire, Zheli Mu then deployed another 2 battalions of infantry soldiers towards the hills, for a second wave of attack.
He knew that the soldiers situated on the hilltop weren’t many, hence he made the vicious decision to send 2 battalions to flush out the entire place.
The 2 battalions numbered almost 800, once they stormed in, the entire hill seemed to be crawling with ants.
“Seeking artillery fire!! Seeking artillery fire!! Coordinates xx, xxx.” Yu Wen Ying laid prone at the entrance of a tunnel and observed the Mongolian troops, barking into a walkie-talkie.
From afar, the artillery forces of the Victorious Troops began launching their heavy fire, as round after round bombarded the area and blasted everything on the surface.
The terrifying artillery fire caused many of the Mongolian soldiers to be blasted apart, there was even a single 155mm round that landed, causing half a platoon of soldiers to be obliterated.
Under that relentless assault, the 2 battalions of soldiers suffered greatly, many dead and many more injured. Their morale plunged as they quickly sought to retreat from the hill.
“Damn beasts!!” Having sent 2 battalions of over 800 Mongolian soldiers, but losing over half of them to the artillery, with barely 300 of them making it back, Zheli Mu was beyond infuriated.
These Mongol soldiers were the elite of the elites, and possessed strong fighting wills among the Mongolian forces. Each battle they emerged victorious from added to their achievements and they were treasured greatly. Losing 500 of them at one go was a huge blow to the Mongol Empire. It wasn’t easy training up a new batch of soldiers, then forging them through battles to reach the same level as these veterans.
Helpless, Zheli Mu had to hesitate and rethink his strategy. In the end, he sent out 2 platoons to launch a careful attack on the hilltop.
After the apocalypse, many factories were abandoned, and the amount of ammunition from each faction was limited. Each round was precious. Zheli Mu was helpless, and could only make use of as little soldiers as he could to attack the hill. He was betting that the Victorious Troops would not spam their artillery rounds so haphazardly.
It was as Zheli Mu expected, the 2 companies did not meet any artillery. However, the moment they charged up the hill, they were faced with the Judged led by Yu Wen Ying as both sides engaged in a merciless gunfight.
One by one, the Mongolian squads would try to storm up the hill, but they were quickly forced to retreat. Most of them were the elites of the Mongolian Empire, but compared to Yu Wen Ying and the ex-KoG forces, they were still far off. Furthermore, Yu Wen Ying and his troops possessed the advantage of high ground, thus, it was practically suicide for the Mongolian troops.
Hu-er Ran’s face was extremely dark as he stood in the camp. The assault had been going on for the entire morning, without any progress, and the death toll of the allied forces had already reached a thousand people. It was enough to turn his expression ugly. “This Yue Zhong actually managed to make use of these 2 hills to give us so much trouble, he truly is a terrifying person. We can’t let him expand his power any longer, otherwise we’ll all die!”
His line of thinking was correct, after all, Yue Zhong had gained the Evolving Temple and was constantly churning out elite soldiers. As long as he had enough time, he could even make use of the forces from Guang Xi and Hunan to come to the Central Plains in the Sky Fortress.
It was precisely due to this, that Yue Zhong was quietly training his troops, and only sent Lie Ming Yi out on his rampage, destroying the minor camps of the Mongolian and Manchurian Empire. He needed time to expand.
However, Hu-er Ran and Xuan Zhen were not just simple warlords, and were even willing to let go of their past enmity to join hands and deal with Yue Zhong.
Hu-er Ran looked at the 2 hills and shouted viciously, “Convey my orders! I want Zheli Mu to take down that hill by today! He has over 10,000 of my brave warriors, and he can’t even take down a simple hill? What the fuck is this? If he doesn’t accomplish this, he can scram out of my sight!”
When Zheli Mu heard it, his eyes turned bloodshot, and quickly summoned over a 100 Enhancers of the Qie Xue troops, as well as other Enhancers of over Level 20, “Our Mongolian Empire is the strongest country in the world, for the sake of our country, charge!!! Take down this location, everyone will be promoted by 3 ranks, with 10 beauties as gifts and a 100 sheep and cows!!”
“Kill!! Kill!! Kill!!”
The Mongolians began to roar out in excitement.
Zheli Mu roared out and brought the 300 of them as they charged up the hill.
Yu Wen Ying was hiding in one tunnel and saw the Mongolian forces rushing towards them. They began to fire wildly again.
Air Barriers, Stone Shields, Bone Spears, these were all abilities of the high-level Enhancers. There were even some high-level Evolvers among them that could employ strange abilities to charge through the bullets without being injured. Their tactic was to have 5 of them take on 1 of Yue Zhong’s forces.
Yu Wen Ying and his troops realised their bullets were being defended against, it was hard to kill them off when their reaction was fast.
“An Enhancer Troop? Call for an artillery strike! Calling for artillery! Coordinates xx,xxx.” Yu Wen Ying watched as the Mongolian forces employed their abilities and roared into his walkie-talkie.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
The dense artillery fire rained down on the hilltop again.
The barriers made up of air were shattered, and 5 Qie Xue soldiers taking cover beneath it were instantly blasted apart. Another round landed on a stone shield, disintegrating with a loud blast, taking out the soldier under it as well. There were multiple holes on the hill that were half the size of a football field. One round also landed on the bone-users, causing the Strength Evolver to be swallowed in the blast radius.
In the face of the heavy artillery fire, the Qie Xue soldiers could not even defend themselves. As long as they were struck, they would be blasted to pieces.
“Charge!! Only by charging up, we will survive!!” Amidst the artillery fire, Zheli Mu roared out as he swung his silver cleaver madly, making his way up the hill.
Chapter 456: Night Raid on the Manchu Camp!
The surviving members of the Qie Xue Army and Mongol Army were led by Zheli Mu towards the peak of the hill amidst the artillery fire.
It was the safest there, since the Victorious Troops would not rain artillery on their own people.
As a peak Evolver, Zheli Mu’s speed was terrifying when he went all out. He was like a gust of wind that evaded the countless bullets as he reached one of the tunnels at the top of the hill. With a flash of his cleaver, 2 elite soldiers were slaughtered.
Having killed those 2 elites, Zheli Mu leaped into the tunnel, and began to hunt down the other elite soldiers inside. He was like a fierce killing god, slaughtering any soldier he came across. No one was a match for him.
Zheli Mu had been renowned as a fierce general within the Mongolian troops. Many camps and factions that he laid siege on could not withstand his might, and he had even personally taken out multiple Evolvers in those factions. As the Mongolian Empire grew and expanded, he had rarely stepped out to engage in slaughter at the front lines. However, with Hu-er Ran’s orders, he had no choice but to charge, in order to take down the hill in front of them.
Yu Wen Ying heard the screams and wails of the soldiers, his own eyes also flashing with bloodlust as he pressed a detonator in his hands, “Damn bastard! Go to hell!!”
Following a loud explosion that seemed to shake the earth, the tunnel that Zheli Mu charged into began to blow up, in an instant, he was blasted to pieces and buried within the tunnel.
Yue Zhong knew the problems of dealing with those peak level Evolvers. One such expert could easily kill 2 elite soldiers. Only by using a large amount of explosives, would a peak Evolver be killed. Hence, on the front lines, there had been many explosives prepared beforehand, to deal with those Evolvers specifically.
“General Zheli Mu is dead!!”
“How did it become like this?! Zheli Mu is dead!!”
The elites of the Qie Xue troops as well as the Mongolian troops had reached near the top of the hill, and when they saw the explosion consuming Zheli Mu, their faces turned ashen. The fighting spirit crumbled instantly, as they retreated quickly.
As they fled, from time to time, some of their numbers would be picked off by the snipers hidden on top of the hill, causing them to flee faster.
Yu Wen Ying watched them retreat and heaved a sigh of relief. The elites of the allied forces were truly not easy to deal with. Without the support of the heavy artillery, their hill might have been taken by the enemy. However, because of the timely artillery strike, they had miraculously retained control over the hill. It was at a price of 21 of their brothers.
When Hu-er Ran heard news of Zheli Mu’s death, his face fell as he questioned, “What?! Zheli Mu is dead? Are you certain?!”
One soldier who had a bandage over one of his eyes, having been blinded in the battle earlier, kneeled on the ground as he teared up, “Great King, I saw it personally! Great King, you must seek vengeance for General Zheli Mu!!”
Hu-er Ran’s face was pale, as he waved his hands to dismiss the soldiers, “You may go!”
Zheli Mu was one of the 4 generals under Hu-er Ran that had followed him on all his conquests from the beginning, and he actually died at this place, giving him a bad feeling.
He roared out loud, “Yue Zhong! I’ll definitely not let you off! I will wipe you off the face of earth and use your head as offering to Zheli Mu’s soul!!”
The battle continued fervently, as the allied forces continued to send elites up.
The sides fought their hearts out for the location point.
The hills became a cruel meat grinder, claiming the lives of the allied forces. At the same time, many of the elites of the Victorious Troops were buried in the tunnels forever.
The intense battle continued for an entire day, with over a thousand more deaths from the allied forces, as for the Victorious Troops, they lost about 60 men, with 40 heavily injured.
The battle lasted till evening, before the allied forces finally retreated to their camps.
Inside the camp, Hu-er Ran frowned and asked anxiously, “Does anyone have any suggestions?”
The 2 hills had already cost them a thousand soldiers, and Hu-er Ran was starting to become more wary of Yue Zhong.
He had led over 60,000 soldiers together with 10,000 of the Manchurian troops, a total of 70,000 people. He had thought that he could crush Yue Zhong’s power as easily as taking a sweet from a baby. However, they were already impeded at Cloud Town, and he couldn’t help but feel a rising sense of trepidation.
70,000 soldiers required a large amount of food. The allied forces had already deployed a large number of slaves and citizens to transport food to the battlefield. However, they definitely could not drag this on for too long, otherwise, their rations would deplete quickly.
Ao Dou spoke up, “The enemy is able to maintain their position because of the artillery support from behind. I feel, we should scatter our forces, and attack them from 3 different angles, so that their artillery support cannot focus fire. This is the only way to obtain victory.”
Amu Xidai replied solemnly, “That’s right! I agree with Ao Dou, today we have been too focused on getting the hills, and had not managed to send any men up on the hills, that is why we can’t win them.”
Although they had 70,000 soldiers, there was only a limited number they could place up on the hill. If they sent too many, then the artillery from the Victorious Troops would go trigger happy, and blast the soldiers on top to death. It was because of this that Yu Wen Ying and the rest were confident in defending their positions.
Otherwise, if all 3,000 were to flush out the entire hill, their numbers were definitely enough to tear the forces of Yu Wen Ying into pieces.
Bo-Er Zi replied, “I feel that we should employ the advantage of numbers and attack multiple positions at once, that way, tomorrow, we’re sure to obtain Cloud Town.
The rest of the generals also gave their own suggestions. They all tried to bank on the fact of them having superior numbers. Furthermore, with the 24 assault helicopters waiting behind, they were naturally filled with confidence in dealing with Yue Zhong.
As the meeting went on for a while, by the time it ended, the generals all retreated back to their own quarters to rest for the night, in preparation for the battle the next day.
In the dark of the night, a 1,000-strong army of riders appeared in the distance.
Yue Zhong eyed the huge campsite containing the allied forces, his eyes flashing with a strange glint, “70,000-strong, you guys sure gave me face. You actually deployed so many to attack me. That’s fine by me, at least now I can deal with the whole lot of you, otherwise, it’ll be troublesome to go search for you all.”
Yue Zhong then pointed to the campsite coldly, “Bi Lǜ, eradicate them all. Wipe out anything that resists and anything that moves!”
“Yes! Master!!” Bi Lǜ replied warmly, waving her hands, and a powerful Spirit wave enveloped all the treants nearby.
There were a thousand treants, 10 Type 3 Treants, 6 high-level Treants, and they began to charge towards the campsite.
Borrowing the cover of the night, the army of treants got close to the campsite.
The 10 Type 3 Treants took the vanguard position, with a speed that reached the sound barrier, tearing apart all the defences, steel barbed wires, obstructions, and charged right into the camp.
“What’s that?” One soldier found his vision turning blur up on the watchtower, when suddenly, the Type 3 Treant appeared right in front of him, and with a flash, his brain was torn apart by the claws of the treant.
A Type 3 Mutant Beast was a terrifying existence, and while the combat ability of the 3 Type 3 Treants could not compare to Lightning, and had no innate abilities, their combat strength was something else. The moment they charged through the group of people, they easily ripped the heads of the soldiers apart.
The moment the 10 Type 3 Treants charged into the campsite, they began to slaughter the soldiers, the moment any soldier revealed their face, they were instantly decapitated.
The 6 high-level Treants were like tanks that steamrolled through the camp, their hands smashing through the defences easily, and every fist of theirs could pummel any resistance into a pulp.
A large number of the low-level Treants charged through the holes in the camp made by the high-level Treants, and poured into the camp like a flood.
“Kill!!’ Yue Zhong rode on one Black Scaled Stallion, hugging Yin Shuang close to him, leading a thousand elites right into the camp.
Faced with the sudden night raid, the entire camp was plunged into chaos, and the soldiers could not locate their commanders, nor the other way round, and whenever a soldier popped out from a tent, they would have their neck twisted.
There were over 10,000 soldiers in the Manchu cmap, but the true elites only numbered about 3,000. The rest were just reinforcements.
Most of these fresh soldiers had never been forged through the flames of battle, and their equipment was lacking. Many of them even used melee weapons. When faced with such a sudden attack, they were plunged into chaos, and they began to scream around like headless chickens, before being torn apart by the treants or slaughtered by the soldiers under Yue Zhong.
Chapter 457: Defeating the Manchu Troops!
The entire Manchu camp was thrown into chaos, at this time, Ao Dou leaped up, destroying the tent he was sleeping in as he appeared on the roof. With an resounding roar, he howled, “I’m Ao Dou! Everyone, stop panicking! Gather on me!”
Ao Dou was like god-like existence in Manchuria, and his position was only slightly behind the beloved emperor Aisin Gioro Xuan Zhen.
Hearing his call, all the soldiers regained their composure and quickly made their way towards him.
“No good! Like this, it will get more troublesome!” Yue Zhong looked at Ao Dou and furrowed his brows. He pointed to him and told Yin Shuang, “Yin Shuang! Help me kill that person!”
In this night raid, Yue Zhong had invested plenty, and he wanted to at least cause the breakdown of the Manchu troops. If he could not, then with the combined might of the allied forces would cause him problems in the battle tomorrow.
“Got it, Father! I’ll go kill that baddie, you must reward me later oh!” Yin Shuang smiled sweetly at Yue Zhong, and with a gust of wind, she disappeared from his embrace, charging for Ao Dou.
Yin Shuang charged at Ao Dou, her looks exquisite, however, every soldier of Yue Zhong knew of this terrifying loli. One by one, many of the Manchurian soldiers had their brains exploding. They were all killed by Yin Shuang, revealing her terrifying physical power.
If it was a comparison in close combat, Yue Zhong knew he wasn’t her match. This loli that came out of that Mutant Infected Womb was truly overpowered, and no one under Yue Zhong could even hope to stand against her.
“Right on time!!” Ao Dou roared in rage, activating his Battle Blood Dou Qi, as a blood qi covered his body, raising his constitution. He could now catch Yin Shuang’s movements, albeit forcefully, and sent a terrifying fist that whistled through the air at Yin Shuang.
Yin Shuang had no expression on her face, as she sent a fist to meet his.
Both fists clashed, as a powerful shockwave blasted outwards. Ao Dou’s entire right arm was shattered by Yin Shuang’s strength, exploding in a cloud of blood and meat. Although he had channeled his Blood Dou Qi, and enhanced his constitution, he could not withstand Yin Shuang’s might. He had already channeled his Blood Dou Qi together with his Second Order Berserker’s Strength, and yet, he still could not take on Yin Shuang’s fist.
After destroying Ao Dou’s fist, Yin Shuang’s left fist followed up with a whistling sound, landing on Ao Dou’s head like a shooting star.
With a loud blast, Ao Dou’s was blasted by that blow.
In the dark of the night, Yin Shuang’s silver hair as well as her expressionless face gave off a feeling of an underaged goddess.
“Sir Ao Dou is dead!!”
“Everybody, charge!! Kill her to avenge Sir Ao Dou!!”
The 100 personal guards of Ao Dou gathered closer, each of them his loyal subordinates. The moment they saw him killed by Yin Shuang, their expressions turned to one of anguish and grief, as they charged at her mindlessly. However, it was in vain.
“All of Father’s enemies must die!!” Yin Shuang eyed those incoming guards and her face flashed with a bright smile, before she rushed at them and unleashed a massacre.
Before they could react in time, their heads were blasted apart one by one by the specter-like Yin Shuang.
The rest of the soldiers began to shout, “Ao Dou is dead, everyone, flee!!”
“Sir Ao Dou is dead!!”
“Ao Dou is dead!! No!!!!”
The news of Ao Dou’s death quickly spread like wildfire amongst his troops, and the moment they heard it, they lost all their fighting spirit and quickly fled.
“Damn bastards!! They actually killed Ao Dou!!” Xuan Zhen was hidden in a corner, when he saw Ao Dou killed, he was full of rage and fear.
Right now, it was an atmosphere of heightened fear, if Xuan Zhen came forth and called for the troops to gather on him, they might still have a fighting chance. However, he was extremely clear, if he stood forth now, Yue Zhong would gather all his elites to turn him into minced paste.
Xuan Zhen had only about 30 Qie Xue troops as his guards right now, and although they were all elite Evolvers, he didn’t have much confidence they could stand up to Yue Zhong’s troops.
One of them turned to ask Xuan Zhen, “My Liege, what do we do now?”
Xuan Zhen gritted his teeth and responded sullenly, “Retreat! Towards Hu-er Ran, we might stand a chance to rise again.”
After making up his mind, he led the personal guards of his, as well as the hundreds of scattered soldiers towards the Mongolian campsite.
Yue Zhong led his troops all around the campsite, executing any Manchurian soldier they saw. They suddenly saw about 40 westerners heading towards a corner. His eyes flashed coldly as they chased after them.
“Ah! Those are Thunder Fighters!! They actually obtained such treasures!”
Yue Zhong quickly caught up to them, and saw the 12 Thunder Fighters and 12 Eurocopters sitting quietly on a field, as well as the western elite soldiers rushing for those 24 metal behemoths.
“Great!! Great!! These are all mine!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with excitement and he quickly leaped down from his Black Scaled Stallion and activated his Shadow Steps, turning into a shadow that flitted towards the 24 assault helicopters.
While rushing there, he fired his .05 submachine gun at the western soldiers, and they fell one by one.
However, 8 of them managed to get into 4 Thunder Fighters, and they swiftly started up the Thunder Fighters. As long as they got it up into sky, they could shake Yue Zhong off.
With a flash of his body, Yue Zhong appeared beside the 4 Thunder Fighters and activated his Art of Fear, as a powerful Spirit attack enveloped the Thunder Fighters, sending the western soldiers into nightmares.
Under the terrifying hallucinations, they all suffered heart attacks from the terror of their own nightmares, and slumped dead on the controls.
After wiping out the team of 40 western soldiers, he quickly gave an order to his subordinates, “Men! Quickly move these 24 helicopters away!!”
A number of his subordinates arrived, and transported the 24 assault helicopters away, together with large amount of ammunition.
Having struck at the heart of the Manchu campsite, Yue Zhong quickly led the troops to survey the Mongolian campsite.
By now, the Mongolian campsite was already on full alert, and many of the soldiers had returned to their sentry points, eyeing Yue Zhong’s troops hungrily.
Yue Zhong eyed them for a moment, before giving the order, “Retreat!”
By now, the Mongolian campsite had already made their preparations, if Yue Zhong insisted on charging at them, there was only the option of storming the front. Even if Yue Zhong possessed the advantage of the night, to take down a 60,000-strong army, his forces would have to pay a hefty price.
Yue Zhong did not want his subordinates to die for nothing.
Under Yue Zhong’s order, the treant army as well as the elite soldiers began to retreat, leaving behind a huge patch of flames in place of the Manchu camp.
Xuan Zhen came up to Hu-er Ran and pleaded, “Great Khan, please help me with my revenge!”
Hu-er Ran watched the burning Manchu camp, his face turning ugly. He had never expected Yue Zhong to preemptively launch a night raid, crushing the Manchu forces. They were a force of over 10,000, with Ao Dou as their general, and yet, they had been defeated at Yue Zhong’s hands. He was now full of caution against Yue Zhong.
Hu-er Ran’s face suddenly fell as he thought of something, “What about the helicopters in your camp?!”
Xuan Zhen’s face turned ugly as well, “Not too sure. I think they must have landed in Yue Zhong’s hands.”
Hu-er Ran’s face fell as he cursed, “Fucking idiot!! You actually allowed them to get those precious helicopters?! Do you have a pig brain?!”
Yue Zhong already had possession of 8 Thunder Fighters, and he was terrifying enough. Now that he got his hands on another 12, in addition, another 12 Eurocopters, Hu-er Ran did not dare think how any faction could stand up to Yue Zhong.
When Xuan Zhen heard Hu-er Ran’s curse, his face turned ugly, but he could not not refute, and he did not dare anger Hu-er Ran any further.
If he decided to call off the cooperation and kill Xuan Zhen, there was nothing he could do.
Amu Xidai came in front of Hu-er Ran and asked seriously, “Great Khan! What do we do now?”
All the Mongolian generals turned to look at Hu-er Ran, they were all clear that it was a dire situation now.
With 32 assault helicopters, Yue Zhong had become an existence they could not deal with. Even if they charged forth with all their strength, at most, they could bring down a few, but the rest would destroy their tanks, artillery as well as devastate their infantry.
Hu-er Ran eyed Cloud Town in the distance, as well as Qi Mu Town behind it. Although he still had his 60,000-strong force, he knew that it was an impossible task to defeat Yue Zhong now.
Being a warlord, since he was clear on the impossibility, he decided to call off the attack resolutely, “Retreat!! All forces are to retreat immediately!! Duoqi Muge! Take 3,000 riders to cover us, make sure to cover our retreat!!”
Chapter 458: The Mongolian Army Retreats
With the cover of the night, the 60,000-strong army of the Mongolian Empire began to retreat.
Hu-er Ran was extremely certain that when dawn comes, Yue Zhong would lead his troops together with the 36 assault helicopters to attack his forces. At that time, his main force would definitely be defeated, and there would not be a single faction that could stand up to Yue Zhong’s expansion then.
“They actually retreated! Seems like this Mongolian King isn’t stupid.” In the night, Yue Zhong rode on a Black Scaled Stallion, while looking coldly at the retreating Mongolian Army and thought quietly.
With the help of the darkness, the allied forces’ combat abilities were largely limited. Yue Zhong’s troops were also not spared from it, and the only people not affected by the dark was Yue Zhong, Yin Shuang, Tenpyo Saka and Bi Lǜ, as well as a few other Evolvers and the treants.
“Attack!! Kill them all!!” Yue Zhong then gave the cold order, before rushing towards the 3,000 forces of Duoqi Muge.
“Yes!” Bi Lǜ waved her hands as her thoughts spread out, enveloping the treants, and their eyes flashed and became bloodshot, before charging towards the 3,000 riders of Duoqi Muge.
Yue Zhong himself carried Yin Shuang with him as he rode towards the 3,000 soldiers. He had the combat strength to wipe out an entire battalion by himself.
Duoqi Muge noticed the army of treants and bellowed in rage while pointing at them, shouting orders to the 3,000 riders behind him, “For the Mongolian Empire, for the Heavenly Khagan! For our brothers and sisters, everybody, CHARGE!!!”
The treants weren’t very large, and many were knocked in the air by the stampede of horses, before being pulverized into meat paste by the riders behind.
The 3,000 riders charged on with an acceptance of their death and managed to slice through a large number of treants, killing them.
At this time, the 6 monstrous treants of about 8m stood forwards and blocked the path of the riders. The riders slammed into the bodies of the high-level Treants and many died on impact. The treants slapped out with their huge hands, flattening dozens of riders into meat paste.
The riders in front who had no time to stop smashed into the treants, as though committing suicide by slamming into large boulders. The 10 Type 3 Treants were also ferocious beyond comparison, striking out at the galloping horses, blasting apart the Black Stallions, before grabbing the riders and tearing their hearts out to gobble.
Their charge was forcefully stopped by the high-level Treants, and the 3,000 riders were immediately immersed in a slaughter by the treants. In the dark night, their vision was limited, and their reactions were greatly inhibited. The treants were not only unaffected, some of them were even Level 30 existences, and were all extremely agile. They were like monkeys that weaved in and out, tearing out the hearts of the riders while cutting off their heads. It was truly a bloody scene.
“Go to hell!! Freaks!! Go and die!!” Duoqi Muge was a fierce Evolver in his own right, and he waved his huge blade that slashed out with multiple blade beams. His Agility was 15 times that of a normal person, and when he slashed out with his maximum strength, the speed of the blade beams exceeded the sound barrier. Under those tyrannical strikes, many treants were ripped to shreds.
Just as he was slaughtering the treants wildly, he suddenly felt an intense sense of danger, and just when he felt it, an odachi appeared in the dark, slicing his neck.
His head rolled from his neck to the ground, with his eyes still wide open in disbelief. He did not expect that he would die like that at the hands of an assassin.
The moment Duoqi Muge died, the remaining 2,000 riders began to disperse in fear, having lost their will to fight. They abandoned their weapons and horses and tried to flee in different directions.
“Leave 300 treants behind to finish up here! The rest, follow me!!” Yue Zhong saw that things were almost done here, and quickly gave an order to Bi Lǜ.
She nodded and waved, sending out her brainwaves, and 500 low-level Treants continued to chase after the scattered Mongolian riders, while the rest joined the 6 tank-like high-level Treants as they followed Yue Zhong towards Hu-er Ran’s main force.
The melee weapon-wielding Mongolian troops were at a disadvantage in modern warfare. Most of them were just local muscles that knew shepherding prior to the apocalypse. With a little training, they could become decent riders, but if they died, Hu-er Ran didn’t feel particularly bad. Yue Zhong wanted to destroy Hu-er Ran’s weapons and rations.
The remaining 57,000 troops were retreating, but due to the darkness of the night, their speed was impeded. This was because they had plenty of rations, artillery ammunition, weapons and other resources.
Other than that, there were about 30,000 slaves other than the army, and they were utilized to move the resources as well as other tools and equipment for maintenance and menial tasks. If needed, they could also be deployed as cannon fodder, using their lives to set up traps and trenches.
The 80,000-over people formed a long line of a few miles as they traveled.
8 thousand-strong troops were supervising the traveling. Hu-er Ran had specially deployed them to prevent Yue Zhong from launching any sneak attacks.
“Kill!!” Yue Zhong led the treant army and quickly caught up with Hu-er Ran’s troops. He observed the long procession carefully and immediately called for an attack on the tail-end.
The end portion of the procession was made up of mostly slaves, with only a few hundred Mongolian soldiers were supervising them cruelly. The moment those slaves made any strange moves, the Mongolian soldiers would execute them without a second word.
The Type 3 Treants were the fastest as they quickly charged through the end part of the procession, grabbing the heads of the Mongolians soldiers and ripping them off.
“Enemy attack!! Enemy attack!!”
Soon, panicked screams and shouts erupted.
Seeing the soldiers being killed, the slaves of other races took the opportunity to explode out, either charging and killing the distracted Mongolian soldiers, or making use of the night to flee.
The Mongolians were rough with the slaves, and no one was willing to be their slaves. Although it was dangerous out in the plains, at least there was a chance of freedom.
Yue Zhong watched as the end-portion of the procession descended into chaos, and got the treants to withdraw. Only a small odachi could be seen flashing out from time to time, killing the Mongolian soldiers instantly. When those soldiers died, the weapons in their hands were immediately grabbed by the slaves, and they would use these weapons to wreak havoc and rain vengeance upon the other soldiers in their fury and madness.
The Mongolians soldiers were being slaughtered with every passing second, and there were more slaves joining in on the massacre. It was like a chain reaction, causing more of the procession to become chaotic.
4 of the supervising troops that were escorting on the sides quickly charged backward like the wind.
“Wipe them out!!” Yue Zhong pointed to one of the thousand-strong army, as he rode his Black Scaled Stallion right at them.
All the treants followed suit and charged for the escort riders.
Yin Shuang was still the fastest, the moment she leaped from Yue Zhong’s arms, she turned into a gust of wind that blew right into the midst of the riders. She swung out with her pale fists, and numerous riders had their heads exploded from the impact.
Following up was the 10 Type 3 Treants, that could tear apart the Black Scaled Stallions with a single claw strike, and they dug out the hearts from the riders in cruel fashion.
The 6 high-level Treants also charged through like tanks, every swipe of their hands flattening dozens of riders into meat paste.
In a single second, the leader of the thousand riders had his heart ripped out by one Type 3 Treant after it blasted the Black Scaled Stallion he was riding on.
After losing their leader, the rest of the riders soon fell into confusion and panic amidst the attacks from the Type 3 Treants and 6 high-level Treants.
Yue Zhong’s forces had decimated this escort unit when 3 entire units of riders charged right for Yue Zhong from different directions. They were bravely launching an attack at Yue Zhong’s units.
The 3 other units of riders charged through the group of treants, making use of their momentum to kill a number of them. However, faced with the aggressive assault of the 6 high-level Treants as well as the 10 Type 3 Treants, their core members were quickly mutilated and torn apart, and the rest were scattered.
The 6 high-level treants were basically invincible in close combat, and the bravest of warriors could charge all they wanted, but it was committing suicide.
Only cannons and heavy artillery could possibly deal damage to them. Other methods might include incendiary bombs, anti-tank missiles, tank cannons, and other guided missiles.
Other than those heavy weapons, normal weapons could not even hurt them the slightest bit. They were a terrifying force in Yue Zhong’s hands, and for the sake of crushing the Mongolian forces, Yue Zhong had deployed almost all of them. The moment they appeared on the battlefield, their might was apparent for all to see.
Having defeated the 4,000 riders, Yue Zhong led the treants on a massacre against the remaining fleeing members, not allowing them to regroup or reorganize.
One general rushed hastily beside Hu-er Ran and kneeled down, his voice urgent, “Great Khan!! Great Khan!! Yue Zhong that mad dog has chased up, and he’s commanding a troop of terrifying monsters as they slaughter our backend. The slaves behind have also revolted! How should I proceed, please advise, Great Khan!”
Chapter 459: Assault throughout the Night!
Hu-er Ran became furious as he exploded, “WHAT?! HE CHASED UP?!! Where is Duoqi Muge?! What the hell is he doing?!”
As he raged, one general came up and kneeled in front of him, “Great Khan!! Gu Tuo, Fei Nan De, A-duo Busi, Dong Dong Er-Mo have all gone to attack Yue Zhong and his strange army. They have all sacrificed themselves and their subordinates are being slaughtered by that demon Yue Zhong now! Please instruct us, Great Khan!”
Hu-er Ran’s face fell as his voice became a whisper, “What… Gu Tuo and the rest are all Evolvers, and each of them has a thousand subordinates, how could they have already died?! How is this possible?”
Gu Tuo and the rest were all Evolvers, together with their 4,000 subordinates, they could even kill a peak Evolver. Such a terrifying army was actually wiped out in such a short time, this caused Hu-er Ran to be in disbelief.
In fact, all Yue Zhong did was focus on defeating Duoqi Muge, Gu Tuo as well as the other generals. He didn’t exactly wipe them out yet.
Chasing after all 7,000 riders would take up too much time with the limited treants on hand. Of course, melee combat was the swiftest and most intense, that was how Yue Zhong could easily take them on. If he was up against a modern army, then it would be a case where he might even lose hundreds on his own side.
Another general came up to Hu-er Ran and said, “Great Khan! The chaos is catching up and spreading towards our main force, please give us instructions!!”
The rebelling slaves were not suppressed in time, and the chaos and violence were mounting. Over 10,000 of them had been freed, and they were all wreaking havoc and venting their fury, killing hundreds of Mongol soldiers.
Those experts who tried to rush in to quell the chaos were quickly taken out by a small odachi flashing out in the darkness.
Tenpyo Saka was already an assassin when she was working for Takama-ga-hara. When she came under Yue Zhong, she also took the Ou Ming Ver 1 Evolving Liquid, gaining the Agility Solidification to its Second Order stage. Now, chaos was the best environment for her, as she took to it like fish to water, and dispatched multiple soldiers that tried to provide reinforcements with ease.
Each time Tenpyo Saka made a move, even the strongest Evolver of the Takama-ga-hara had to be wary. Not to mention the Mongolian soldiers, who were far beneath her level of strength. She could easily take out an Enhancer or commander without noise and without a hint of her trace, causing even more pandemonium. The chaos from the rebelling slaves thus got worse and it became even harder to defend against Tenpyo Saka.
Hu-er Ran lived up to his name as a warlord of the Central Plains. He quickly made a decision, “This time, I messed up! Amu Xidai, go lead the Blood Eagle Riders to suppress the chaos, you’re free to disregard their lives. Bo-er Zi, you take the Grey Wolf Riders to handle the back, focus your troops on camping and escorting, don’t engage if you don’t have to. You will defend till day time and then scatter. Report back to the Huangjin Clan when you’re out.”
Both the Blood Eagle Riders and Grey Wolf Riders were veteran warriors with decent equipment, their numbers reaching 10,000. As long as they focused on defending, even Yue Zhong would find it hard to deal with them.
By leaving these 20,000 elite warriors being, Hu-er Ran could be considered to have prepared himself mentally to suffer a huge loss.
“Yes!! My Liege!!”
Bo-er Zi, Amu Xidai responded respectfully, and immediately left to carry out his orders.
“Kill! Kill them all!! Kill those rebels!!” Amu Xidai led his 10,000 Blood Eagle Riders towards the back and clashed with the rebelling slaves.
They were all slaves of different ethnicity and races and were all emaciated. They simply didn’t have enough energy. They were able to cause so much mayhem purely because they had the numbers.
And now, as the powerful Blood Eagle Riders rushed at them with their equipment, they quickly slaughtered these ill-prepared slaves.
Many of them began to wail and cry for their fathers and mothers as they were attacked by Amu Xidai’s forces, as they immediately crumbled and scattered in different directions.
A large number of them disappeared into the dark of the night, and soon, the chaos was quickly brought under control.
As for the 10,000 Grey Wolf Riders under Bo-er Zi, they carefully got into formation, and released a lot of flares, lighting up the entire area. They were all holding rifles and grenade launchers, as they begun to fire at the advancing treants, preventing them from rushing further through their troops.
Yue Zhong observed the formations of the Grey Eagle Riders and frowned, this was a well-prepared army with modern weapons, even if he used the treants to advance forcefully, he would suffer losses. Adding on to the 10,000 Blood Eagle Riders that were rounding up the rest, if he continued to attack the Grey Wolf Riders, the treant army would definitely be desecrated.
Close combat in the dark was the most advantageous for the treants. However, against a defense post with preparations, it was basically wasting their lives.
These treants were a powerful night-raid unit, he did not want to waste them here.
Yue Zhong watched them and quickly gathered the treant army back into the night.
“He truly is someone difficult to deal with!!” Bo-er Zi waited together with his units and noticed that Yue Zhong did not continue his assault. He could not help but frown.
If Yue Zhong had pressed on, Bo-er Zi would still continue his all-out defense against them, even if he knew they weren’t his match. It was all just to provide more time for the rest of the army to retreat.
However, Yue Zhong had responded by bringing them all back into the dark, which caused Bo-er Zi to be on tenterhooks, and his army could not help but maintain vigilant.
Yue Zhong’s move this time had led Bo-er Zi’s subordinates to not dare underestimate Yue Zhong’s troops. They had been able to wipe out the Manchurian troops, and Bo-er Zi did not dare let down his guard and was wary.
Yue Zhong led the treants into the dark, and they quickly routed past Bo-er Zi’s troops as they made for the main Mongolian forces.
These treants possessed shocking Stamina, and Yue Zhong himself was full of Stamina and Spirit. They were like fish in water as they ran in the dark, chasing up to the Mongolian forces.
“Kill them all!!” Yue Zhong gave the command as his eyes flashed viciously the moment they caught up to the main forces of the Mongolian Army. He pulled out his 2m-long Black Tooth Blade, and 4 or 5 Mongolian soldiers were instantly sliced in two.
“Hehe!! Bad guys must all die!!” Yin Shuang also leaped from Yue Zhong’s arms, and charged right through the human crowd, going on a killing spree. Everywhere around her, the heads of some Mongolian soldiers could be seen exploding, fresh blood splattering everywhere. It was truly a gory scene. Although she was killing the enemies in a frenzy, she was wearing a smile on her face, and she looked like a vivacious little devil enjoying herself.
The 10 Type 3 Treants had speeds of 34 times that of normal people, and they charged together with Yue Zhong into the midst of the soldiers. They all possessed terrifying strength and speed, each time they lashed out, they could easily pulverize the face of an unfortunate soldier, killing him instantly. However, they preferred using their sharp claws to dig the hearts out of the soldiers’ chests, gobbling them up.
The 6 high-level Treants and 800 low-level treants (100 having been killed by the Mongolian riders) also charged right into the fray.
The Mongolian soldiers were currently retreating quickly and were caught unawares. Faced with such a sudden assault, they were instantly thrown into chaos. Some of them were valiant and immediately took up their arms to fight back. Unfortunately, they were the first ones to be killed by the treants. Even more so panicked and cried as they tried to flee in different directions, trying not to get killed by the treants.
With this sudden attack, a large number of Mongolian soldiers were wiped out, which caused a chain reaction, spreading towards the main unit in front.
At this moment, 2 units with over 3,000 riders each came charging out from the main unit, and these soldiers rushed past the broken troops, making their way towards Yue Zhong’s treants viciously.
Hu-er Ran had already guessed that Yue Zhong might route his units and chase after his main force, and thus, he made the preparations in deploying 10,000 riders, ready to provide assistance at a moment’s call.
After Hu-er Ran had established his kingdom in the Central Plains, he had been on the look out for countless rides and mounts. He found a large number of horses and cows, as well as Black Scaled Stallions, this was how he came to establish his huge army of riders.
Facing the charge of these 6,000 troops, White Bones shot forwards, its bone claws grabbing a hold of the ground, and the bone spikes on its back transformed into a huge 200m-long sharp blade that slashed out in the dark.
One of the units could not see properly in the dark, and they charged forth with a terrifying momentum, coming into contact with that large bone blade of White Bones. The sharp bone blade sliced off the heads of the mounts, as well as the waists of these riders. White Bones continued to plant its limbs firmly into the ground, resisting the force of the charging riders.
As the riders came charging, many of them were sliced across their waists, unable to stop in time, as their blood splattered everywhere and their organs spilled. The entire battleground was like a scene from hell.
Of the 3,000 riders that charged forth, over 1,400 of them had seemingly killed themselves by running into White Bones’ sharp bone blade.
Chapter 460: Clash!
Seeing their comrades being sliced in two without any noise, the silent yet creepy scene caused many of the riders to be filled with horror.
In the dark of the night, all the riders could see was pitch black, since White Bones had already evolved and its entire body was black. The riders could only see their friends charging, and suddenly, their bodies separated, and fresh blood sprayed everywhere. It was enough for them to feel chills down their spines.
Even the leader of the 3,000 riders, a powerful Evolver had been sliced in two in the middle of his charge.
Witnessing this horrifying and mysterious scene, the remaining 1,000 riders felt apprehensive and were immediately pounced on by the treants which had no concept of fear of death. The entire unit soon collapsed, with many of them turning to run in different directions.
After defeating these 3,000 riders, Yue Zhong then led the remaining treant army into the dark once more, chasing after the scattered soldiers like hungry wolves.
The other unit of 3,000 that came to help saw the disappearance of Yue Zhong and his treants, and they didn’t dare give chase.
It was a cloudy night, and there was not a single beam of moonlight. If they didn’t have any torches or man-made lights, there was no way to see beyond 5 meters.
Only the treant army led by Yue Zhong was able to function normally in the night, while the other troops couldn’t. Even Yue Zhong’s own elite forces had difficulty seeing in the night, regardless of their Evolver status. Hence, Yue Zhong did not mobilize them.
The 3,000 riders could only watch wide-eyed and helpless, as Yue Zhong led the monstrous treants back into the night.
Yue Zhong once again led his troops past the 3,000 riders and went on an all-out charge against another part of the long processions, killing hundreds of soldiers, plunging them into panic, before swiftly retreating.
Under this multiple abuse, the Mongolian forces were split up but still had about 30,000 riders within the main unit. Such a number was enough to wipe out Yue Zhong’s treants easily.
Yue Zhong could only rely on guerilla tactics as well as the cover of the night to launch quick attacks and retreating before more reinforcements arrive. They continued to whittle down the large group bit by bit.
He continued to lead the 1,000-strong treant army to route around and attack different areas, before pulling back into the night, devastating an area by killing hundreds. This caused the morale of the Mongolian soldiers to plunge continuously.
In the night, the moment these Mongolian soldiers were heavily assaulted, it was hard for them to reorganize themselves. Under Yue Zhong’s relentless harassing, many died or fled. If they continued like this, it was likely that the entire 30,000-strong unit would be defeated by Yue Zhong.
Under the command of Bi Lǜ, the treants would just pounce and eat their fill before heading back. However, under Yue Zhong’s command, they made use of the darkness to exhibit their natural combat ability in the night, causing unrest amongst the 60,000 soldiers, and even crushing 10,000 of them. There was no way of comparing their effectiveness in commanding.
Huo-er Gai, one of the generals, came up to Hu-er Ran and said, “Great Khan! We can’t continue like this!! Yue Zhong and his monsters can actually function well in the night! If we continue to retreat like this, we’ll just be lambs for the slaughter. We have already lost 10,000 men because of them! We’ll be torn apart if things continue!”
Hu-er Ran frowned and thought for a long while, before replying, “Convey my orders! Slow down the retreat, reform our troops!”
Under his order, the Mongolian Army stopped rushing, instead, they formed a sturdy formation and moved orderly. Their rate of retreat slowed down drastically, but they became like a porcupine, making it harder for Yue Zhong to act.
Yue Zhong stopped leading the treants on a blind assault, instead, he pulled out his Bartlett Sniper and picked off the ordinary soldiers one by one. It served to pressurize them further, preventing them from moving.
In the dark of the night, each time the gun went off, the soldiers were filled with trepidation. They continued to advance silently, praying that the next one to be killed was not them. Their hearts were filled with pressure and fear and there was no way of venting.
Hu-er Ran then sent a force of 1,000 to intercept Yue Zhong, however, the moment they were separated from their main forces, they were defeated easily by Yue Zhong and his treants, leaving only 300 that ran back pathetically. Hu-er Ran knew that they weren’t his match in the dark. If he sent more soldiers, Yue Zhong would just retreat further, and hunt his subordinates slowly. If he sent too little men, Yue Zhong would crush them easily.
After experiencing these, Hu-er Ran stopped sending his forces out to be killed in vain.
As the Mongolian soldiers prayed silently, dawn came.
Seeing the sun rise, many of them couldn’t but sob with relief.
Just as the sun rose, Yue Zhong had already led his treants far away from the Mongolian soldiers. He could cause them misery purely because he had the cover of the night.
In the dark, the 800 treants were simply not a match against the 30,000 elites of the Mongolian Army. Even the 6 high-level treants would not be spared should the Mongolian Army decide to pay a hefty price and used a large number of rockets and experts to sacrifice themselves.
One rocket might not be able to destroy one high-level treant, but dozens of rounds would be enough to blast the treants and prevent them from recovering.
Just as the Mongolian Army was getting excited, from afar, 34 tanks, 60 IFVs, a hundred gun-mounted vehicles, 1,000 motorcycles, as well as 4 infantry battalions appeared, pressing towards them.
This elite troops might not number more than 4,000 people, but together with the armored battalion, the pressure they brought was even stronger than the 30,000 Mongolian troops.
When Hu-er Ran saw this, his face immediately fell as he shouted in panic, “Deploy the armored division!! Charge!! Our Mongolian Empire is the strongest existence, as long as we destroy this troop, the entire Central Plains will be ours!!”
Under his orders, the Mongolian Empire’s trump card also came rolling out, with 48 tanks, 70 IFVs, 150 gun-mounted vehicles, 3,000 motorcycles.
Other than that, there was also a unit of 5,000 riders that rode with them. The moment those armored vehicles tore through the enemy lines, these riders would take the opportunity to rush in.
Huo-er Gai looked at the incoming troops and his expression turned dark. Thus, he stepped up to announce, “Everyone, don’t be afraid. This time, we definitely can defeat Yue Zhong’s troops. Our armored division is so much stronger than theirs. As long as we defeat their troops, our army has the advantage of the terrain! Relying on this advantage, we definitely have the power to rule over the Central Plains!”
Another general, Mu Tu-er hollered, “That’s right! The Hans defend, we Mongols attack! Yue Zhong that fool, he only can fight for a short battle, he’s definitely on a suicide mission. This battle, we can definitely destroy his army and teach him a lesson!”
“That’s definitely the case!”
“This battle, we will definitely win!!”
Hearing Huo-er Gai and Mu Tu-er’s words, the rest of the Mongolian soldiers finally had smiles on their faces.
At this time, the roar of motors sounded out in the skies, as 30 assault helicopters flew over the Mongolian Army.
Seeing the 30 helicopters fly overhead, the faces of all the Mongolian soldiers fell, and their expressions turned ugly.
The moment those 30 assault helicopters flew over, they released rockets and anti-tank missiles down on the Mongolian armored division.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
A number of tanks that the Mongolian Army had relied on to crush their enemies, were instantly turned into flaming balls under the rain of rockets.
Yue Zhong’s tanks also began to fire their own cannons at the Mongolian armored division, blasting numerous IFVs and armored vehicles into pieces.
The Mongolian armored division thus began to focus fire towards the skies, firing at the assault helicopters, their bullets and projectiles forming a dense net.
However, the 30 assault helicopters were basically like demons raining destruction from the skies. Their focus fire was enough to destroy the tanks one by one, and they could ignore the IFVS. After all, they were constructed of thick and durable materials, and it wasn’t a problem braving the caliber of bullets that were fired from those gun-mounted vehicles.
Yue Zhong’s armored troops continued to fire at the IFVs and machine gun-mounted vehicles, and together with the cannons from the tanks, the Mongolian Army began to lose their vehicles, each of them exploding in a ball of flames.
The bullets that the Mongolian IFVS only managed to leave minor scratches on the tanks of Yue Zhong, with no way to tear through their armor. There was almost no damage to the other armored vehicles behind.
It was only from time to time, there were some stray cannon shots from the Mongolian tanks that would blast some of Yue Zhong’s tanks.
The armored divisions from both sides were engaged in a crazy slaughter, and the tanks from the Mongolian side were being destroyed at a rapid pace.