God and Devil World - Chapter 671-680
Chapter 671: Siege!
With an impregnable defense and tyrannical firepower, these 5 Reapers were almost invincible existences on the battlefield, exuding a cold, metallic killing intent.
Old Li of the rebel army roared out, “Satellite!! Control them!!”
The 5 Reapers were truly terrifying, just a single one could cause a problem for everyone present. It would take a huge price to take one down. Once they were held up here, the reinforcements that were already on the way would be able to route and eliminate them.
As Old Li shouted, the satellite in mid-air flashed, and the movements of the Reapers suddenly faltered. At the middle of their frames, their cockpits opened up, revealing 5 shocked pilots.
In order to gain a better understanding and feel of the battlefield, the 5 Reapers were assisted by the satellite. The commander only had to issue a flurry of orders, controlling the 5 Reapers to attack their enemies. At the same time, if the pilots had any strange thoughts, the Manor Lord could make use of the satellite to wrest control over the Reapers. This design had turned out to be a flaw of the Reapers.
The moment the cockpits opened up and the pilots exposed, the rebel army began to fire out, their beams tearing into the 5 pilots.
Once that was taken care of, the 5 Reapers ceased all movements, staying quietly there.
5 other soldiers quickly charged out from the rebel army, leaping into the cockpits, becoming the new pilots.
One of the officer from the manor roared out with fury, “Crush them!! We cannot let the Reapers end up in the hands of the rebels!!”
The moment those Reapers ended up in the hands of the rebels, then their firepower would improve and become even more terrifying. The entire manor would not have much strength to resist their assault then.
The Reapers were one of the strongest technological weapons of Cloud Region. There were only about 100 of them, and they were usually used against the Dino-race that possessed stronger physique and might than humans. Manufacturing one would require a lot of money and effort. At the same time, everyone knew what these machines were capable of, upon operating the energy shields, even a Mid-Grade Dino-General would not be able to penetrate them.
The city guards rapidly opened fire, shooting their own electromagnetic laser beams towards the 5 Reapers. Before those robots operated the Energy Shields, they were likewise vulnerable to laser and electromagnetic beams.
Just as the beams were able to slam into the Reapers, a number of energy shields appeared in front of them, blocking the attacks successfully.
Following some roaring of engines, the eyes of the 5 Reaper robots flashed red, and they turned around swiftly, opening up their shoulder plates again, revealing the electromagnetic cannons within.
The next moment, multiple beams were fired out, heading straight for the city guards inside the manor.
With the help of the targeting system of the satellite in the sky, a number of city guards were penetrated by the laser beams, as they rolled around and moaned.
Under the scrutiny of the satellite, even if the city guards were to hide behind covers, they would still be slaughtered by the Reapers.
With the satellite assisting the Reapers, both parties could exhibit a terrifying killing rate. In an area of about 2sq km radius, their error margin would be within 0.2m. Due to the sheer might of the combination of both equipment, the city manor specifically had a satellite installed.
One officer shouted out, “Radio wave shield!! Quickly, deploy the radio wave shield!!”
After he shouted his orders, a number of radar discs suddenly emerged from the city manor, emitting powerful radio waves outwards.
The powerful radio waves instantly cut off the connection between the 5 Reapers and the satellite in the sky, preventing the efficient targeting system from slaughtering their city guards wantonly.
Bai Yi suddenly spoke up with a warning, “Warning! Warning! Due to the presence of radio waves, I’ve temporarily lost control of the satellite. In order to regain control, we must leave the affected region.”
Bai Yi was relying on her own electronic waves to infiltrate equipment. While her ability was powerful, it was likewise vulnerable sometimes. In such a huge region with interference, it was hard for her to exhibit her abilities to the fullest.
Yue Zhong’s gaze fell upon the distance and muttered mildly, “Got it!”
After losing the support of the satellite, the 5 Reapers stopped all of their attacks. Their eyes flashed red and marched onward into the manor. With every step, there was a loud booming sound, full of overbearing pressure.
Various laser beams and electromagnetic beams fired out from different alleys, causing minor ripples on the energy shields generated by those Reapers.
In order to destroy these seemingly-invincible Reapers, there was one more foolish idea, which was to go all out to wear down on the energy shield. Maintaining the energy shields required energy, if one were to forcefully attack, the shield would be depleted of its energy reserves. Once the energy was spent, they would just be 5 robots with high attacking power. Using electromagnetic beams and lasers, it would be enough to tear through their hulls.
The rebel army did not waste time, as they continued to fire their own weapons. With the help of the 5 Reapers, the rebel forces obtained the upper hand, slowly destroying the different posts of the city guards.
However, with the loss of the satellite’s support, even if the 5 Reapers had a tyrannical firepower, the speed of the rebels’ advance slowed down considerably. They had to sweep every single area for life signs, dominating each checkpoint by eliminating the city guards there.
From time to time, there would be a burst of beams from a pile of rubble, directly killing one or two rebel soldiers. The pile of rubble would immediately become the focus of other retaliating fire, turning into dust.
Both sides were unrelenting and merciless in their fight, causing a piling body count with each passing second.
As they continued to tear each other apart, Yue Zhong had already passed the battlefield while still in his Stealth. Under the cover of the night, he sneaked past the city guards, appearing in the center part of the manor.
At this moment, all of the troops within Blood Red City were gathered at this location, preparing to engage the rebels. They began to get in cover with their armor similar to the Sun Battle Armor.
“300, no! More than 400!!”
In the dark, Yue Zhong did a quick headcount and was shocked. There were actually over 400 warriors with enhanced equipment within this city manor.
With the enhancement of the equipment, these soldiers could reach the Type 3 Divine Warrior stage of strength. If they were deployed out of Cloud Region, they would be a considerable faction anywhere. Instead, here, they were just ordinary city guards.
When Yue Zhong had destroyed the Sun Alliance, he had obtained a batch of equipment for his own troops. However, with his abundant experience, he could tell that his own subordinates were a far cry from these city guards.
Yue Zhong’s forces were made up of mostly slaves, their battle experience still lacking. However, the forces of Blood Red City had been constantly fighting against the Dino-warriors, hence the gap between both.
The defense inside the manor was tight, Yue Zhong even saw a few generals with Type 4 Mutant Nuclei Battle Armor.
Even a Type 5 Divine Warrior would be in peril when surrounded by so many elite soldiers powered by enhanced equipment.
Yue Zhong eyed the numerous experts silently, discovering that the entrance was guarded by 20 elite soldiers. At the same time, there was an expert with a Type 4 Battle Armor. Even if Yue Zhong were to utilize Stealth, it would be hard to sneak past them. The skill did not grant him an incorporeal body after all.
Yue Zhong raised his hand, and fired out a line of silk from his ring, sticking to a rooftop within the inner parts of the mansion. He retracted it, pulling himself up onto the roof.
He then stuck his palm onto a glass window, his Devil Flame burning through it easily. With a light jump, he managed to enter a room within the inner city.
The dozens of experts within the inner city did not seem to notice Yue Zhong’s silent entry into the place.
Yue Zhong took out his handheld computer again and asked Bai Yi, “Are you able to control the security cameras and sensors here?”
Within this Blood Red City, the experts were numerous. Yue Zhong did not know just how many experts were here. Forcefully breaking in was the last resort he was reluctant to employ.
The prehistoric tech was extremely important to humans. Without them, just based on their weaker physique compared to the Flesh-Eaters, Vampires, Sea Clan, and other intelligent life forms, they would be at a huge disadvantage. Be it the humans on Earth, or the expansion of Yue Zhong’s various forces, he had to obtain the tech within Cloud Region.
Bai Yi responded, “Ok! The central computer of the entire Blood Red City is about 200m underground, please follow the indicated path.”
Yue Zhong darted out of the room.
Chapter 672: Tyrannical Yue Zhong!
Outside the room, a number of crystals light up the corridor, revealing some security cameras and sensors.
As he dashed out, the feed from the cameras and sensors painted a different story.
Bai Yi spoke, “There’s a fire escape on the left in 30m.”
He swept to the left, and located the stairs easily, before heading down speedily.
With Bai Yi controlling the security feed, she helped navigate Yue Zhong to avoid a number of enemies, sneaking all the way down.
Just as he was about 20m underground, Bai Yi suddenly asked, “There’s an armory about 30m to the right. Do you want to check it out?”
As a Super A.I., Bai Yi had near-human thought-process and with the constant exposure to Yue Zhong, she knew his habits and interests.
He heard it and came to a stop, “An armory?”
With his Storage Ring being upgraded to the Level 10 treasure, its internal space had been expanded many times. It could easily store an armory’s worth of equipment. Therefore, he was highly tempted.
“Are there any guards?”
“There’re four soldiers keeping guard!”
Bai Yi swiftly displayed the feed from the entrance of the armory.
Yue Zhong took a look and noticed 4 soldiers in Type 3 Battle Armor standing guard.
Yue Zhong pondered for a moment before choosing to give it up, “Forget it! Our objective is the central computer. I’ll have to forgo these additional things for now.”
Yue Zhong’s target was to get the information within the central computer, there might possibly information that he sorely needed. As for the armory, he could consider it once everything else was settled.
The defense of the underground base was incredibly tight, with numerous sensors, security cameras, laser nets, cannons, electrical fences, and even electromagnetic cannons. These were all automatic as well. If it had been any other Type 5 Divine Warrior, they would have been blasted many times. Yue Zhong could sneak past so many purely due to Bai Yi’s help to get past all the defenses.
Bai Yi suddenly warned, “Warning, there are currently 10 soldiers with Type 3 Battle Armors coming this way from the left about 30m. There’s no way to evade them.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed icily, and his body flickered forward, dashing towards the location, “Since we can’t evade, we will eradicate them!”
In a breath’s time, Yue Zhong had reached the corner, slamming into the midst of the soldiers like a hurricane. With his blade out, a number of slashes caught them by surprise.
While these 10 soldiers were experienced fighters of countless battles that had crawled through rivers of blood and mountains of corpses, against the sneak attack of a Type 5 Divine Warrior like Yue Zhong, they were unable to react at all. Their heads had rolled to the ground in sprays of blood by the time Yue Zhong flashed past them.
When he was done, he quickly removed their Type 3 Armor and Battle Spear, keeping them in his Storage Ring. They were top equipment, and he would not pass up on them.
After looting them clean, Yue Zhong continued through the tunnel.
Just as he was about to step through another gold-alloy door, a powerful sense of danger arose in his heart. He leaped up to the roof of the tunnel, his entire body billowing with his Dark Dou Qi, keeping him latched on the surface.
At the moment Yue Zhong jumped, a number of electromagnetic beams shot out from the door, blasting the area full of holes. Had Yue Zhong been through the door, he would have been turned into a sieve.
Since Yue Zhong’s evolution to the Type 5 realm, his Body of Steel ability was at the Third Order stage. Even heavy caliber bullets and small cannons would not be able to pierce through his body. However, it was insufficient for him to block laser guns, ray guns, and electromagnetic beams.
A voice filled with resentment traveled up, “You’ve come? Damn rebel soldier. Since you’re here, come on in. I do not know what methods you’ve employed to actually sneak in here, I’m sure you can see what’s going on in here. If you don’t come, I’ll kill this bitch!!”
Yue Zhong flipped his hands, pulling out the handheld computer. On the display, right behind the door, there was a Reaper pointing its electromagnetic cannon at the door. Beside it, a handsome, middle-aged man wearing a Type 4 Battle Armor was grabbing a beautiful woman while speaking furiously. Nearby them, there were 9 corpses, their manner of death grotesque and horrible.
Yue Zhong eyed the scene, trying to guess the identities of those 2, “Is she a rebel spy? He’s Wang Yu Feng?”
He pondered for a while, before he took out an energy conversion shield, and leaped directly into the room.
Wang Yu Feng’s face was contorted in fury, as he sent a slap towards the beauty, “As expected, this bitch must be someone high up your ranks. For her, an expert like was actually willing to come here to die for her. Stinking bitch, you really screwed me over!!”
The beauty’s face started to swell as she spat out a mouthful of blood, a few of her teeth sent flying.
The beauty looked towards Yue Zhong and pleaded. Her current state was extremely wretched, without a trace of her looks. No matter how pretty a woman, if struck across the face, and their face swelled, as well as having teeth knocked out and tears streaming down the face, it would not be a pretty sight.
Wang Yu Feng’s eyes flashed cruelly as he laughed at Yue Zhong coldly, “Kill yourself!! If you kill yourself, I’ll let her go. How about it? If you don’t, I’ll break her neck!!”
Yue Zhong eyed the lady coldly as well. With a tap of his foot, he shot towards Wang Yu Feng. He had nothing to do with this lady, he would not put his life on the line for some stranger.
Wang Yu Feng stared fixedly at Yue Zhong. The moment Yue Zhong moved, he barked out, “Ah Qiang, kill him!!!”
The front armor of the Reaper opened up slightly, but it was immediately closed off again. At the same time, countless alarms blared within the robot’s frame, as the instruments and equipments went haywire. The pilot tried frantically to restore order, to no avail.
Wang Yu Feng’s face fell, and he tossed the lady towards Yue Zhong. At the same time, his eyes flashed with a tinge of viciousness, as his Battle Spear materialized and he thrust towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong saw how ruthlessly Wang Yu Feng tossed the beauty. He did not hesitate to cast his Third Order Gravity Manipulation, as a 30-times gravitational field enveloped the area with him as the center.
The injured beauty was instantly affected, and plunged down to the ground hard, dying instantly.
As for Wang Yu Feng, his body sunk, his every movement requiring much more energy to perform.
With a flash, Yue Zhong disappeared from his location, appearing behind Wang Yu Feng, and he sent a Type 4 Puppet Rune into the back of his head.
There was a glow of light, and Wang Yu Feng fell into a coma, the Type 4 Puppet Rune entering his brain.
“Have I become this strong?” Yue Zhong wondered in excitement and felt a sense of accomplishment at the split second defeat of Wang Yu Feng.
Wang Yu Feng was a peak-Type 4 expert, with the enhancement of his Battle Armor, he could reach the Type 5 stage, and yet, he could not take a single strike from Yue Zhong.
After defeating Wang Yu Feng in a single move, Yue Zhong looked at the Reaper, and the cockpit was released, revealing the pilot inside.
“Go to hell!! Go to hell!!”
The pilot shouted aggressively, pulling out his gun at his side, as he fired multiple shots at Yue Zhong. However, his vision blurred, Yue Zhong appearing right in front of him, sending a slap to the back of his head, together with a Puppet Rune.
Yue Zhong the proceeded to flick towards Wang Yu Feng’s head with his finger wrapped in Dark Dou Qi, sending a gust of wind at him, waking him up.
Wang Yu Feng stirred and immediately bowed in respect, “Master!!”
Yue Zhong then ordered, “Bring me down!”
Wang Yu Feng responded, “Yes! Master!”
At this time, the distance to the central computer was not far, with only a few ordinary workers as well as 4 security guards.
They did not dare get close to Wang Yu Feng, as both he and Yue Zhong went towards the central computer brazenly.
“This s the central computer of Blood Red City then?”
In the center of the huge hall, there was a huge, mechanical construct made of alloy. It was blood-red in color, and there were dozens of displays on it, as well as multiple buttons and lights.
Right in the middle of this structure, there was a Type 5 Mutant Beast nucleus, countless mysterious runes emitting out of it. Each time the nucleus glowed, it felt like the beating heart of the computer.
Chapter 673: Situation Under Control!
Bai Yi spoke, “This central computer possesses some highly advanced anti-radio wave invasion technology. My waves cannot affect it, please place me closer!!”
Yue Zhong followed her instructions and set down the handheld computer right beside the metallic construct.
A number of fine gold-alloy cables stuck out from the computer and inserted themselves into the central computer.
In an instant, Bai Yi’s eyes turned into flowing streams of data.
The displays of the central computer suddenly lit up, and numbers and data flowed past each of the screens. A bright flash occurred and Bai Yi’s image appeared on them.
She then spoke up,” Master, I’ve already gained control of the central computer. After a thorough search, this system does not possess any information on any technology or anything from their history.”
Yue Zhong was filled with disappointment, “Not at all?”
This time, Yue Zhong’s main objective in infiltrating Blood Red City was to obtain the technology that the Cloud Region possessed. Without getting what he came for, he was truly dismayed.
Wang Yu Feng spoke, “Master, all of the technology and information of Cloud Region is stored in the Capital City that is under the charge of the master, Wei Ming Qing. All of the other subordinate cities would not have the information. However, I have a few subordinates who had worked on those prehistoric technologies before.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes lit up slightly, “That isn’t too bad!”
Talented people who had worked on any tech were valuable to Yue Zhong. With human resources, Yue Zhong would be able to train up a new batch of talents. However, while it was easy to talk about training new talents, in reality, it was never easy, especially for this world.
This was because this world was backward in terms of their foundations. Most of his current subordinates were illiterate. They were courageous when getting them to fight enemies. However, to get them to conduct research into technology, it would be difficult. After all, the majority of them could not even perform the simplest of arithmetic calculations.
Sun Lan Lan was at most of a high-school standard, and yet, she was already considered one of the more learned ones within Yue Zhong’s subordinates. Every day, there would be increasing people learning to read under her tutelage.
Bai Yi suddenly said, “Master, the central computer not only controls all the automation and electronics within the city, it also has access to 2 armed satellites and 4 reconnaissance satellites that orbit around 20 km above the Xue Luo 20 Forts.”
Yue Zhong stirred, “Armed satellites! What kind of weapons is on them? What’s the effective range?”
“They have 10 mega laser cannons, an effective range of about 30 km.”
Yue Zhong turned to Wang Yu Feng who was standing respectfully beside, “Wang Yu Feng, since Cloud Region has the strength to manufacture low-altitude satellites, how come you guys don’t utilize those space ones?”
All around the Blood Red City manor, there were many low-altitude satellites. Although they were incredibly useful, in terms of security and energy consumption, it was definitely incomparable to those space ones. Yue Zhong did not understand why they did not fire those space armed satellites since it was entirely possible for them to do so with their technology that surpassed Earth.
Wang Yu Feng responded, “It is not that we do not want to, it’s that we cannot. Those hundreds of armed satellites are the remnants of the era before the Great Devastation. They are all under the control of the Dino-people. Some of the ones that we built and sent up had been destroyed by those armed satellites. Therefore, we can only set up a few within the lower altitude to defend our Cloud Region.”
Yue Zhong frowned and continued to ask, “Has your technology level all these years not reached the level of the era before the Great Devastation?”
Wang Yu Feng replied, “Incomparable. After the Dino-race defeated our human race and became the rulers of this world, most of the factories and research labs had been destroyed, with countless amounts of knowledge and technology buried along with the past. Our Cloud Region had barely managed to hold on to some and developed from there to get to where we are today. Since most of our science came from the past, we have not yet broken through.”
Yue Zhong then asked, “Other than the Reapers, are there any special weapons of war within Cloud Region?”
Wang Yu Feng replied softly, “There are 36 Laser Cannon-mounted vehicles, 472 Laser Mirror Guns. Some of our City Guards are equipped with Type 5 enhancing Armor. We also have an aerial robot combat unit, as well as self-guided missiles. The strongest would be one and only Raytheon Cannon sitting within the Capital City. The range of the Raytheon Cannon is over 20 km, the firing rate is once every 4 minutes, and its area of impact is about a 1 km diameter. Even a Type 6 Mutant Beast would be killed instantly by the sheer might of the cannon. It’s the strongest weapon of Cloud Region, and a remnant technology of the past era.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with delight, “So there’re still other strong weapons, within Cloud Region. It truly is the last stand of humanity then.”
The stronger the Cloud Region’s technology was, the better it would be for his strength.
Bai Yi suddenly issued a warning, displaying an image at the same time, “Warning! Warning! The rebel army had already broken past the final city defense! The estimated time for them to reach our current position is 10 minutes!”
On the various displays, many rebel soldiers were currently making their way over. Some city guards had even joined in, as they launched their own assault inward.
Currently, many of the city guards had been forced to retreat behind cover. However, the might of the 5 Reapers were constantly unleashed, obliterating those soldiers.
“Seems like it’s time for us to make a move! Let’s go!”
Yue Zhong glanced at the display, taking the handheld computer up as he made his way out.
Wang Yu Feng followed tightly behind.
After Bai Yi had gained control of the Blood Red City’s central computer, the entire underground fortress had become a death trap, even if the Reapers were to charge in, they would be torn apart and ripped to shreds by the various defense systems. There was no need for Yue Zhong to be worried about defense at all.
Initially, Yue Zhong had managed to infiltrate easily because of Bai Yi, gaining control over the various automated defenses. If it had been any other Type 5 Divine Warrior, they could not have done what he did.
“Go to hell!! Go to hell!”
In front of the city manor, Qian Cheng was screaming like an enraged demon, spearheading the charge in. Everywhere he went, the city guards would be torn to pieces.
Seeing the seemingly invincible enemy tearing through their ranks, many of the city guards lost their fighting spirit, as they retreated frantically into the inner city. Some even got down on their knees and surrendered.
Humans were after all not robots, no matter how ferocious they might be, there would be a point where morale would fall and crumble. Furthermore, these city guards were facing their own kind, not the Dino-warriors. This affected their degree of willingness as well.
Following a cold bark, a number of automated defenses that had been quiet all these while suddenly came to life, firing multiple beams at the rebel soldiers.
When Qian Cheng saw those beams, his face fell and he ducked to one side.
The commander of the rebels, Old Li, also shouted out with alarm, “Hidden attack!! Hidden attack!! Reapers!! You’re up!!”
The hundred of rebel soldiers parted, ducking behind cover.
“Reapers!! Attack!! Why aren’t you attacking?”
When he realized that the Reapers were not firing at all, Old Li turned to look, and what he saw cause cold sweat down his back. The cockpits of those Reapers were open, and the powerful mechanical hands were grabbing their own pilots, while the laser cannons were trained on the rebel soldiers.
When Old Li saw this strange scene, his heart clenched, “Satellite!! They have regained the control of the satellite!!”
It was only possible to control the Reapers from the satellites, thus ejecting the pilots and taking away their command.
Many of the rebel soldiers saw this strange scene and felt a cold shiver down their spines.
This time, the rebel army had been able to charge through the Blood Red City manor because they had spies gaining control of the satellites, obtaining these 5 killing machines. With these machines, they had crushed the city guards and suppressed them entirely, pushing their assault further in.
Now, they had lost control of the 5 Reapers to the city again, plus the spies within the underground base were captured. The rebel army knew they had no chance of winning.
From within the inner city, a number of sensors fired out holographic beams, projecting Wang Yu Feng’s image. His cold countenance glared at the rebel soldiers, saying, “Surrender!! If you surrender, I can promise to leave you all alive.”
Qian Cheng spat a mouthful of saliva at the image, roaring unwillingly, “Pei! You damn coward, if you have the guts, come out here and take me on!! If you can win me, I will immediately surrender!! Sending a holographic image out, what kind of hero are you, coward?!”
Wang Yu Feng spoke indifferently, “The Xue Luo Guards are arriving soon. If you still want to resist, there’s no need for me to act, they will kill you automatically. If you surrender now, you’ll still have a chance!”
“Xue Luo Guards!!”
When they heard that, all the rebels lost color in their faces, their fighting spirit absolutely crushed.
The Xue Luo Guards were the most elite of soldiers of the 20 Forts, every one of the experts that had slaughtered their way through mountains of enemies and seas of blood. Each of them was at the peak-Type 3 Divine Warrior realm, equipped with Type 3 Battle Armor.
Chapter 674: Tyrant’s Orders!
Each one of the Xue Luo Guards was like freaks, even when not wearing their armor, they could kill Dino-warriors in combat. They were after all the most elite troops of the 20 Forts, with abundant experience. These rebel soldiers would not last long against those Xue Luo Guards. There was one distinguishable feature of the Xue Luo Guards, which were their ferociousness. Not only were they vicious towards the Dino-race, they were likewise merciless towards other humans who rebel, with almost no survivors from their hands.
If the 5 Reapers were still in the hands of the rebel army, they might still stand a chance against the Xue Luo Guards. However, once the control was turned back to the city manor, then there was almost no doubt about who was going to suffer.
All of a sudden, there was a shout of despair, “Xue Luo Guards!! The Xue Luo Guards are here!! They’re surrounding us from behind!!”
The single shout caused their final ray of defense in their minds to snap, and the leader Old Li sighed once, before throwing down his spear, and shouted, “Wang Yu Feng, we surrender! Remember your promise to protect our brothers!! Otherwise, I will not let you off even when I become a ghost!”
Wang Yu Feng responded coldly, “Put down your weapons!! Raise your hands above your heads and surrender now!!”
Old Li also let out a sigh as he ordered the surrounding soldiers, “Put down your weapons!!”
The rebel soldiers exchanged looks, turning silent, before finally throwing their weapons down and hugging their heads with their hands, surrendering.
Even the ferocious Qian Cheng had thrown his Battle Spear roughly towards the ground in an unwilling manner, his expression helpless.
Although he was brave, he was not stupid. The 5 Reapers were absolutely able to kill them all, adding on to the infamous Xue Luo Troops who could take on Mutant Beasts and the Dino-race, forcefully continuing would just spell their deaths.
A number of soldiers walked out from the manor to oversee and process the rebel soldiers.
Soon, over a hundred soldiers in Type 3 Battle Armor came roaring into the area on top of countless valiant-looking motorcycles with an overwhelming sense of bloodlust and killing intent, their laser weapons ready to fire.
These soldiers were the Xue Luo Troops, every one of them filled with bloodlust. They stared at the surrendered troops and exuded more killing intent. The moment the order was given, they would charge up and slaughter all of them.
The leader of the Xue Luo Troops stared at the soldiers kneeling, his hands gripping his Battle Spear tightly as he licked his lips.
The killing intent was so palpable that the soldiers around him felt it, and they could not help but tremble, revealing fear on their faces.
Right at this time, Wang Yu Feng walked out from the inner city, smiling towards the Xue Luo troops, “Many thanks for General Jia’s timely reinforcement!”
The leader of the Xue Luo Guards was called Jia Yu, a peak-Type 4 Divine Warrior, half-a-step into the Type 5 realm. He had killed two Low-Grade Dino-Generals by himself before, and even the city lord Wang Yu Feng would have to be courteous to him.
Jia Yu swept a cold glance towards those on the ground while speaking with a killing intent, “Wang Yu Feng, do you need me to kill these fellows for you?”
Wang Yu Feng wore a smile and replied, “It’s fine, there’s no need for you to act. They had already submitted to me, I’ll deal with them myself. Come, Captain Jia, let us have a good drink. We have troubled your brothers as well, I will get my men to take care of them.”
As the manor lord, not only was personal strength important, in fact, the reason why Wang Yu Feng could become the city lord of Blood Red City was due to his interpersonal skills. He was amicable to everybody and knew how to work favors and express his goodwill.
Jia Yu nodded slightly before his gaze fell upon Yue Zhong, who stood beside Wang Yu Feng, “This person is…?”
Yue Zhong stood forward to reply in a tone that was neither servile nor overbearing, “Captain Jia! This subordinate is Yue Zhong, a personal guard of Sir City Lord!”
Jia Yu kept his eye on him, his eyes flashing with appreciation, “Wang Yu Feng, this personal guard of yours is decent. How about giving him to my Xue Luo Troops? I will use a Type 4 Battle Armor to exchange for him!”
Although Jia Yu had not discerned Yue Zhong’s true strength, with his beast-like battle instinct, he could feel that Yue Zhong was dangerous, even threatening, to him. He was extremely excited, that was why he proposed the exchange. A Type 4 Battle Armor was not cheap after all, even within Blood Red City, there were not many of such suits available.
Wang Yu Feng replied with a chuckle and shook his head, “Not exchanging, Yue Zhong is the number one expert under me. Captain Jia, come, I’ve just received a batch of beautiful virgins, you’ll like them for sure. Let us drink till we’re drunk.”
Jia Yu saw that Wang Yu Feng had rejected him, and his eyes flashed with regret. However, he did not insist on it, instead, following behind Wang Yu Feng. Although he was the leader of the Xue Luo Guards, he was just merely one of the notable leaders in Blood Red City. In truth, his position and status were still below Wang Yu Feng.
When the group came into the huge hall, there were already a number of beautiful, young ladies dressed skimpily waiting respectfully.
Jia Yu swept them a gaze, before saying, “Dismiss them all, I’ve something to tell you!”
“You’re all dismissed!” Wang Yu Feng waved his hands.
The dozens of beautiful ladies responded in unison and left the room, leaving only their fragrance.
Jia Yu kept his gaze on Yue Zhong while frowning.
Wang Yu Feng smiled lightly, “Captain Jia, Yue Zhong’s my trusted aide, there are no problems with his loyalty.”
Jia Yu then handed an imperial order to Wang Yu Feng, “That’s good. Wang Yu Feng, heed this order. His Majesty has ordered you to send all the poor folks from District D to the capital.”
Wang Yu Feng received it and took a look, before handing it to Yue Zhong.
Jia Yu frowned once more.
Wang Yu Feng quickly explained, “Captain Jia, Yue Zhong is also the commander of my troops.”
Yue Zhong glanced at the imperial order, noting that the tone was incredibly urgent, commanding all District D residents to make their way towards the Capital City at all costs.
Yue Zhong frowned; he could sense something strange brewing from the imperial order.
Inside Cloud Region, humans ruled most of the area, however, there were still ⅔ of the region still considered the wilderness. There were various Mutant Beasts of different degrees of danger, even including a particular territory of a Type 5 Mutant Beast.
The Capital City of Cloud Region was extremely far from Blood Red City, over 4,000 km away. In order to move over hundreds of thousands of people through that distance, it would require massive resources, and if preparations were inadequate, there would be deaths.
The technology of Cloud Region was two-pronged, but while the combat area was advanced and revolutionary, the technology used by civilians were simple, even backward.
The distance between the Blood Red City and Capital City was actually 4,000 km, and yet, there were no railroads or systems of mass transport in place.
If ordinary people were to use their own legs to travel a distance of 4,000 km, it would definitely result in numerous casualties.
Yue Zhong fell silent for a while before asking, “Captain Jia, do you have any idea why His Majesty would pass such a command?”
Jia Yu’s tone turned frosty as he eyed Wang Yu Feng, “I do not know. However, as military, we serve and obey. Since His Majesty has passed such an order, we just have to follow. Wang Yu Feng, tomorrow, you had better get started on carrying out the order, do you understand?”
Jia Yu was a simple military man, only knowing to carry out orders from his superiors. He did not care how many lives could potentially be lost from such an order, and he was not clear what the consequences of such an order would be. He had never thought about it.
Yue Zhong was silent and replied, “I understand! We will carry out His Majesty’s orders with immediate effect!”
Hearing Yue Zhong’s response, Jia Yu’s countenance turned slightly better, “That’s good to hear!”
Wang Yu Feng then laughed and pressed a button, “Since our official business has concluded, let us enjoy ourselves!! Men!!”
Not long after Wang Yu Feng gave his orders, the women came back into the hall and started performing a dance.
The serious Jia Yu also began to relax, pulling a beautiful woman into his embrace, his hands roaming everywhere. Although he was a military person, he was also hot-blooded after all. To him, playing with women was an ordinary thing.
As Jia Yu was enjoying himself and immersing in pleasure, Yue Zhong handed a small piece of paper to Wang Yu Feng.
Wang Yu Feng glanced at it, before turning the paper into ash. He then nodded to Yue Zhong, who dismissed himself noiselessly.
Within the inner city, there was a huge underground prison. Right now, the usually empty jail was packed with the rebel soldiers, who were all in low spirits.
The higher command of this rebel soldiers was gathered together in another cell, the wooden-faced male sighing gently, “This time, we’re finished!!”
This cell was filled with all the important commanders of the rebel army.
Of the 5 commanders who had gathered in secret, there were only 4 left; Old Li, Qian Cheng, Wooden-faced, and Pony-tailed Beauty. The ordinary woman with extraordinary strength had died on the battlefield.
Old Li and the rest were tied up tightly with silk from a Mutant Tooth Spider. The silk was incredibly tough, to the point where even a Type 4 Divine Warrior might not be able to escape from them. At the same time, they were administered some strange concoction that sapped them of their strength. They could not muster any energy at all and were no different from ordinary people, a far cry from their Type 4 Divine Warrior status.
In the room, there were sensors, monitors as well as laser weapons. The moment they tried anything funny, the laser weapons would fire out and blast them apart.
The laser weapons were terrifying, as even Mid-Grade Dino-Generals were torn apart by them before, not to mention ordinary humans.
Qian Cheng began to complain, “We should have gone all out! At the very least, our deaths will have some meaning. You guys insisted on surrendering!! Look what we’ve gotten ourselves into, our lives and deaths are in their hands. If anybody wants to kill us now, we can’t even resist!”
The pony-tailed beauty barked out, “Shut up! Qian Cheng! It’s not as though you weren’t clear about the situation then! If we had resisted, our hundreds of brothers would have been annihilated by those fellows from the Xue Luo Guards!!”
Qian Cheng retorted, “Zheng Li Wen! If we had resisted then, true, every one of us might have died! But at least, we could kill more enemies with us. Now, we’re trapped here in a cell, the enemies can kill us, but we cannot do anything to them!!”
Zheng Li Wen’s face turned ugly as she raised her voice, “What did you say?!”
Old Li, who had been silent all this while, piped up, “Enough! We might not die! In fact, our chance might be coming soon!”
Yue Zhong chuckled as he came up to the cell, “That’s right! Seems like you’re an intelligent person. I like speaking with smart people. I’m Yue Zhong.”
Old Li replied indifferently, “I’m Li Cheng Shan. This is Zheng Li Wen, that’s Qian Cheng and that is Liu Qi. Since you’ve come here, you must have received the order from that tyrant to transport all District D residents to the Capital City, right?”
Yue Zhong replied, “That’s right. What do you know, tell me everything. Depending on your answer, I might let you all live.”
Li Cheng Shan suddenly asked, with difficulty, “What happened to Si Si?”
Yue Zhong responded emotionlessly, “She should be dead!”
Li Cheng Shan’s face turned pale, and he seemed to age a few years, before sighing, “That tyrant is crazy. He wants to break through to the Type 6 Divine Warrior stage, so he wants to collect all the poor folk in Capital City.”
Yue Zhong’s face turned ugly, “Blood-sucking Bees?!”
The Blood-sucking Bees could produce Blood Honey, that was rich in life force and energy, strengthening a person’s constitution and physique, helping them evolve. The Dino-race had been utilizing such a method to become strong, conquering human establishments, capturing them as livestock for the bees.
Li Cheng Shan nodded, “That’s right! The tyrant is actually a genius in training and cultivation. He’s only 46 this year and has already reached the Type 5 Divine Warrior realm. His obsession with breaking through had caused him to go mad. 3 months ago, 400,000 of the poor folk in the Capital City had been killed cleanly, turning into his source of nutrients in the form of Blood Honey. However, it was not enough to help his breakthrough, thus he’s now issuing the commands to gather the poor folks from other cities as well!”
Chapter 675: Co-operation!
Yue Zhong sucked in a breath of cold air, “400,000?! Is he crazy?”
He did not expect to come across such a sick pervert who would resort to such means In order to become stronger.
Li Cheng Shan stared at Yue Zhong and continued, “It isn’t just 400,00 anymore. Before we came to Blood Red City, based on our intelligence, over 800,000 had already died at his hands. We wouldn’t have gathered so many like-minded compatriots otherwise.”
“800,000 humans?! Monster!!”
When Yue Zhong heard the number, he could vividly imagine the mountain of corpses sacrificed. His heart turned cold, while at the same time, his wariness increased. This was the problem of dictatorship. The moment a tyrant appeared, it would be the downfall of the entire country, because there would be almost no challenge or way to control the tyrant.
Li Cheng Shan’s eyes flashed as he tried to persuade Yue Zhong, “Yue Zhong, you’ve now understood the truth of matters. Join us, let’s overthrow the reign of Wei Ming Qing.”
If Li Cheng Shan could persuade Yue Zhong to join their cause, then the rebel army would gain a powerful subordinate. Furthermore, the captured rebel soldiers would regain their freedom.
Yue Zhong paused before suddenly asking, “How many people are there in your organization?”
Li Cheng Shan’s eyes flashed with a wary look, “When you join, I’ll naturally tell you. Now, even if you kill me, I will not say.”
Yue Zhong continued asking, “If I were to join your group, what position will I get?”
Li Cheng Shan replied craftily, “That depends on your contributions. If you join us and release the hundreds of soldiers here, you can gain a pretty decent position when we go out.”
“Alright, you’ve convinced me! You may come out!”
Yue Zhong chuckled and waved his hands, Following the whir of some motors, the strands of Mutant Spider silk came undone. Some mechanical arms came out from the sides of the room, injecting the antidote to the strength suppressant in the bodies of the 4 leaders, absolving their weak state.
Qian Cheng stepped out and chuckled at Yue Zhong, “Kid, you’re not too bad eh!!”
The other 3 looked at Yue Zhong warily. They were not as simple-minded as Qian Cheng. Here, it was obviously Yue Zhong’s turf. He just had to give an order, and the automatic defense would fire at them, blasting them into pieces. Even a Low-Grade Dino-General would not be able to defend against laser beams and electromagnetic cannons. Their lives were still in Yue Zhong’s control.
Li Cheng Shan bowed his thanks, “Many thanks!!”
Yue Zhong replied solemnly, “Don’t mention it! The 20 Xue Luo Forts, I want to know, how will you deal with that? Since you guys dared attack Blood Red City, there must be some method you’ve come up with to deal with that defensive structure?”
The Xue Luo 20 Forts had about 10,000 troops stationed within each tower, hence the total number reached about 200,000.
Although not every single warrior of these 200,000 soldiers were seasoned veterans with hundreds of battles under their belt, they were still recognized as the elite that had experienced the most.
These soldiers were not like those jokers from the Green Region, who took up weapons and proclaimed themselves as factions. The weakest were equipped with defensive suits, multi-purpose helmets, and ray guns for weapons.
These 200,000 soldiers stationed within the Forts were like a sleeping beast lying in wait, tearing through any enemies.
Right now, through Wang Yu Feng, Yue Zhong could command about 2,000 of the City Guards, however, compared to the 200,000 soldiers of the Xue Luo 20 Forts, it was incomparable.
At the same time, there was plenty of advanced tech within the forts. Once they retaliated, the Blood Red City forces might not be able to withstand them.
Yue Zhong might have already evolved to the Type 5 realm which was rare for humans, but against 200,000 human elites that were armed to the teeth, his chances of success were infinitely small.
Yue Zhong stared at Li Cheng Shan, a huge pressure emitting from him.
Li Cheng Shan knew that it was a critical moment. If he did not answer well, the 4 of them would likely be sealed again.
The 200,000 soldiers of the 20 Xue Luo Forts were considered one of the 2 top human forces. If they were to discard the advantage in equipment, they were the strongest force in Cloud Region. The other that could contend against them was the Capital City Guards stationed within the Capital City. Their equipment was considered the best.
“There’s a general located in each Fort. In the 1st Fort, which is the strongest 1st Xue Luo Battalion, the general Zhang Yan He had already given the command not to participate in the struggle of Cloud Region. He’s willing to stay within the 1st Fort to focus on defense from external enemies. In the 2nd and 3rd Forts, the 2 generals Wu Bao and Wei Wu are both Zhang Yan He’s close friends, they had likewise passed the order not to get involved in the civil war. Of the remaining 17 Forts, some sympathize with our cause and understand why we’re doing this. There’re others who are part of us. If we can control Blood Red City, we will only have to deal with 10,000 or 20,000 of the Fort soldiers.
“The powerful tech and equipment of the 20 Xue Luo Forts are all within their forts. On top of that, the most advanced weapons are all kept within the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Forts. Making use of the satellite in Blood Red City, as well as arming the poor folks in District D, we will be able to take on the forces that are sent to quell the rebellion!” Li Cheng Shan spoke in a grandiose manner.
Yue Zhong laughed lightly, before tearing apart his lies, “Half of them are your people? I’m guessing that not even a single one of the generals are on your side. However, it’s likely that some of them sympathize with you.”
Currently, Li Cheng Shan was still wary against Yue Zhong, thus his words contained a few bluffs within. Yue Zhong did not expect him to be entirely honest as well. However, from his words, Yue Zhong could tell that even if there was a rebellion in Blood Red City, the forces sent to deal with it would likely not be many.
If over half of the 20 Forts soldiers were Li Cheng Shan’s peoples, then taking down the entire Blood Red City would have been an easy feat. A single Hongmen banquet could simply wipe out Wang Yu Feng and the upper echelons of the city before they claimed it.
When Li Cheng Shan’s lies were exposed, he did not lose his calm, instead, chuckling lightly. He would not possibly reveal all his trump cards.
Yue Zhong’s voice then became extremely cold, “Li Cheng Shan, our Blood Red City can cooperate with you, and rise against Wei Ming Qing. However, your group has to bring all those who are lying in ambush within Blood Red City away. If we find out that there are still your men hiding in our Blood Red City, don’t blame me for being merciless.”
Li Cheng Shan’s organization had cast their roots deep within Blood Red City, otherwise, they would not have chosen this city where it was closest to the 20 Forts, thus bringing about higher risks.
Li Cheng Shan felt his heart run cold under Yue Zhong’s gaze, and replied, “Yes!”
He then asked, “Yue Zhong, what about our comrades in the prison? When will you release them?”
Yue Zhong waved his hands, “Not now. When the time’s right, I’ll naturally release them. Men, take them to get some rest.”
4 beautiful servings girls came over and brought Li Cheng Shan and the rest to the guest rooms.
Yue Zhong made his way towards Wang Yu Feng noiselessly, with his status as Wang Yu Feng’s ‘trusted aide’, no one dared to go against his orders within Blood Red City.
Yue Zhong quickly arrived in the hall once more.
Currently, Jia Yu was already drunk, his body naked, a pretty girl in his embrace as he slept soundly on a bed.
Yue Zhong asked softly, “Has the strength-sapping poison been administered?”
Wang Yu Feng shook his head, “No! The taste is too strong, with Jia Yu’s training, he would be able to tell.”
The strength poison in Cloud Region was different from that of the Winged Race and both had their own pros and cons. The one from Cloud Region lasted extremely long, while the one from the Winged Race was odorless and colorless. Both had their uses depending on the situations.
Yue Zhong immediately made for Jia Yu’s position when he heard that.
Suddenly, Jia Yu opened his eyes wide, without any hesitation, he sent his right fist towards Yue Zhong with an overpowering bloodlust, his killing intent billowing.
Facing the sudden attack, Yue Zhong’s face changed, however, he was still careful. The moment Jia Yu had moved, he had sent his own fist enveloped with Dark Dou Qi towards Jia Yu.
When both fists met, a powerful shockwave spread out. A powerful intent that could affect souls assaulted Yue Zhong. It was incredibly vicious and powerful, if an ordinary person were to face that attack, they would have long since felt an intense fear and their fighting capabilities would have been crippled by more than 80%.
Even for someone as strong as Yue Zhong, he was affected slightly and sent stumbling back a few steps.
“I’ve long since noticed something strange between the 2 of you! Wang Yu Feng, are you betraying His Majesty?” Jia Yu’s eyes flashed dangerously as he barked out in fury. He lowered his body, and shot towards Yue Zhong like a cannonball, emitting his bloodlust as he attempted to grab Yue Zhong.
Wang Yu Feng stared numbly at Jia Yu without moving. Without Yue Zhong’s order, since he had already accomplished what he had to do, he would stand there like a puppet, with no self-will. This was the downside of the Puppet Rune. It could turn a person into a puppet, but they will lose their automatic will and self-preservation. Without Yue Zhong’s instruction, any of Wang Yu Feng’s trusted guards could see that there was something wrong with him.
Note: In Chinese culture, the term Hong Men Yan (“Feast at Hong Gate”) is used figuratively to refer to a trap or a situation ostensibly joyous but in fact treacherous.
Chapter 676: Sneaking in!
Jia Yu was an observant expert, the moment he saw Wang Yu Feng being strange, he roared out in fury, “What did you do to Wang Yu Feng?!”
“The same thing that’s going to happen to you!”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a cold look, as he activated his Third Order Gravity Manipulation, enveloping Jia Yu with a powerful gravitational field.
When Jia Yu was swept by that 30 times gravitational force, his entire body sunk, as though he was suddenly forced to carry over tens of thousand jins. Although it was a weight his Type 4 Divine Warrior strength could handle, his speed was affected.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a strange glint, the Dark Dou Qi on his body billowing out. He sent a powerful punch that whistled through the air, breaking the sound barrier as it smashed towards Jia Yu’s face.
A look of hatred flashed past Jia Yu’s face. He did not retreat, instead, choosing to advance to meet the blow. His right hand slashed out towards Yue Zhong’s heart. He wanted both of them to suffer, killing Yue Zhong at the expense of suffering a lethal blow. If Yue Zhong chose to retreat, he would then unleash his own counter-attack.
The Xue Luo Guards were ferocious and cruel to their enemies and themselves. Their means were simple yet effective, perfect for taking on the Dino-warriors.
Yue Zhong’s right hand slammed into Jia Yu’s shoulder like Mount Tai without decreasing his speed at all. Under the enhancement of his Dark Dou Qi, his right hand exploded out with a powerful might.
With a loud crack, Jia Yu’s left shoulder was shattered by that blow. His entire body was sent soaring back dozens of meters. He slumped to the floor and spat out a mouth of fresh blood, his eyes filled with disbelief, “How is this possible?! How are you so strong?? Who are you?!”
Yue Zhong’s face was impassive as he darted and appeared right in front of Jia Yu. His body suddenly split into three, all 3 Yue Zhongs attacking Jia Yu.
Jia Yu’s countenance turned paler, it felt like things were hopeless. However, he did not give up, instead, curling his body as he used his right hand to support himself while his legs kicked out like hurricanes at the 3 approaching Yue Zhongs.
When the powerful kicks slammed out at the 3 Yue Zhongs, they caused all of his clones to dissipate into nothing.
At that moment, Yue Zhong leaped out from behind one of them, his own leg slamming into Jia Yu’s body with a vicious and powerful force.
Jia Yu had no way to react nor defend himself in time. He was sent flying like a cannonball once more, spitting out a huge mouthful of blood.
Yue Zhong then disappeared from his location, a palm slapping towards the back of Jia Yu’s head, his strength knocking Jia Yu out instantly.
He then snapped his fingers and a Type 4 Puppet Rune entered Jia Yu’s brain.
After Jia Yu received the Puppet Rune, Yue Zhong then sent a gust of wind towards his forehead, waking him up.
This captain of the Xue Luo Guards, a character that could cause fear and dread with the mere utter of his name, walked up to Yue Zhong and bowed respectfully, “Greetings, Master!”
Yue Zhong then asked, “How many subordinates can you recruit over? I’m referring to those that are willing to betray Wei Ming Qing’s orders.”
Jia Yu replied, “If it’s disobeying and betraying Wei Ming Qing’s orders, I can gather 15 at most. The object of loyalty and subservience of the Xue Luo Guards have always been the King, His Majesty. Many of us were trained and brought up in the capital. Even the head General Ouyang Wu Mie can be stripped of his title should His Majesty will it.”
Yue Zhong then said, “Within the 20 Xue Luo Forts, how many generals are there that are wholly loyal to Wei Ming Qing?”
“Of the 20 Xue Luo Forts, Fort 1 to 5 are immovable by Wei Ming Qing. Other than them, of the remaining 15, we are unsure of the loyalties of 4 of them, while 3 others are sympathetic to the rebels’ cause. On the surface, there are a total of 8 generals who are loyal to the King.”
“Those that are loyal to the King are the Generals from Fort 20 to Fort 13. They’re Qing Yuan, Wei Jiang, Yu Liu, Ouyang Wu Mie, Shi Yu, Pi Zhen, Huang Kun, Qu Zhong, respectively. The 1st to the 12th are Zheng Yan He, Wu Bao, Wei Wu, Diao Jin, Lu Yu, Chao Xuan Zheng, Gai Long, Yi Yi, Qin Xu, Hai Yi, Tong Bai, and Yan Long.”
“Of those loyal to the King, Ouyang Wu Mie and his Xue Luo Guards are the strongest. The rest of the 7 Forts also consist of troops that undergo tough training, but their combat strength cannot compare to the Xue Luo Guards. Furthermore, their morale is not as steadfast, if things go wrong in a battle, there’s a possibility of their order collapsing.” Jia Yu swiftly reported.
The moment Yue Zhong thought of the Xue Luo guards who were all filled with a bloodthirsty aura and asked, “Are all Xue Luo Guards Type 3 Divine Warriors?”
Jia Yu replied, “That’s right! The basic requirement to be a Xue Luo Guard is a strength of at least Type 3 Divine Warrior. They are all experts churned and groomed by the Capital Lab.”
Yue Zhong could not help but sigh when he realized the extent of the strength of the entire Cloud Region forces. Type 3 Divine Warrior. This was the level he was at himself when he just entered the Second World. Any single Xue Luo Guard could become an overlord if thrown on Earth. If they were to add on their Type 3 Battle Armors, then, they were basically unchallenged. Just the 10,000 Xue Luo Guards were enough to overthrow and become the strongest human faction within the Green Region.
“What about Ouyang Wu Mie?” Yue Zhong asked.
Jia Yu replied, “He’s an expert of the initial-Type 5 Realm. 3 years ago, when he returned to the capital, he was at that strength. He has the ability to manipulate ice and snow. His combat strength is terrifying. He’s also one of the 4 Type 5 experts within the 20 Forts. The other 3 are Zheng Yan He, Wu Bao, and Gai Long.
Even in a place like Cloud Region where experts were aplenty, Type 5 existences were still rare. Of the entire 200,000 troops stationed in the 20 Xue Luo Forts, there were only 4.
With a wave of his hands, Yue Zhong summoned 200 Type 3 Puppet Runes, as well as a Type 5 Mutant Beast bone marrow, passing them to Jia Yu, “I got it! Jia Yu! Go convert all of your subordinates. This is for your injuries! Drink it!”
The bone marrow was a rejuvenation item, with a powerful life force like Jia Yu’s only a bottle was enough to help him recover.
Jia Yu received the 200 Type 3 Puppet Runes and bone marrow, responding with a wooden expression before dismissing himself, “Understood! Master!”
Those controlled by the Puppet Runes would become tools to complete orders. They would not be able to bootlick or express their loyalty or any other emotions like that.
Yue Zhong thought to how he was about to destroy such an elite troop and felt a tinge of regret, “Xue Luo Troops? What a pity, if only such a force belonged to me, that would be so much better!”
Early the next morning, Jia Yu brought the 100 Xue Luo Guards and rode their armed motorcycles towards the direction of the 20th Fort. No one noticed an additional strange and silent warrior.
The 20th Fort was the most important one among all 20 Forts and the last defense line of Cloud Region. The entire structure was made out of super-alloy concrete, its height reaching 300m, separating Cloud Region and the other 19 Forts.
As long as it was shut, the other 19 Forts would not be able to receive any support or logistics from Cloud Region. If the generals from the front few forts were to harbor any strange thoughts, the 20th Fort could just close, and wait out for disaster to befall the other forts. This was the most critical location, and as long as Wei Ming Qing controlled this place, he did not have to fear the other generals rebelling against him. That was why the 10,000 soldiers stationed here were the most trusted 10,000 Xue Luo Guards.
“Captain Jia Yu, please get down for inspection!”
Jia Yu had just brought the 100 in front of the Xue Luo City gates when 4 soldiers tried to stop him.
Jia Yu nodded and got off his motorcycle, walking towards the city with big strides.
The defense of the 20 Xue Luo Forts was truly tight, each and every entry put through the strictest of inspections. Even Jia Yu, a captain of considerable status, was not spared.
A thorough check was important because many humans had awaked strange abilities, some even allowing others to morph their appearances.
However, while looks might change, fingerprints, genes, and irises cannot be changed. Thus every time there was an entry into the 20 Xue Luo Forts, there would be a thorough check.
As the soldiers went through the checks, Yue Zhong also went in fearlessly.
“Xue Luo Guard: Zhang Li! Fingerprints match, gene match, iris match, pass!”
As an electromagnetic beam swept past Yue Zhong’s body, a notification of a successful check sounded.
Yue Zhong went through each check easily. This was due to the assistance of the Super A.I. Bai Yi.
The other time, Yue Zhong had gone through them when he first entered Cloud Valley. However, the other time, he followed a set route.
This time Yue Zhong transformed into a Xue Luo Guard and was able to observe the inner workings of the Xue Luo 20 Forts.
Inside the castle of the 20th Fort, other than a few tunnels allowing the Reapers and armored vehicles to be deployed, there were many bunkers and openings for firearms.
All around, there were many automatic defenses installed, consisting of laser weapons, electromagnetic as well as ray guns. If a Type 4 Divine Warrior dared to challenge the defenses today, he or she would be killed instantly.
A number of Xue Luo Guards patrolled the castle with stern expressions, not stopping for a single moment, eyeing every single person who entered with wary gazes, prepared to fire at any potential intruders.
Chapter 677: Seen Through!
The hundred Xue Luo Guards that had followed Jia Yu went back to their respective residences, while Jia Yu brought Yue Zhong towards a particular camp.
Jia Yu was one of the dozens of captains within the Xue Luo Guards. Along the way, the checks were more relaxed for him, hence the journey was somewhat smoother. Soon, they came across an oval bunker made out of mechanical parts that stood over 20m tall.
There were 4 soldiers standing guard outside the bunker, each of them wearing a Type 4 Battle Armor. By their waists, curved combat blades hung and reflected light, giving them an added sense of danger and cold killing intent.
“Experts! These 4 are definitely experts!”
Yue Zhong’s pupils narrowed slightly when he saw them. He could tell that they were definitely top experts, their strength not far from Jia Yu. That meant that each of them was at least a Type 4 Divine Warrior as well.
In Green Region, any Type 4 expert would be a local hegemony already. However, in the Xue Luo Fort, they were merely guards. This showed the depths of the strength of the humans from Cloud Region. In terms of technology and experts, Cloud Region possessed the cream of the crop.
Even though Yue Zhong had evolved to the Type 5 realm, if he were to be exposed within the Xue Luo Fort, his life would be in danger.
One of them stepped forward to stop Jia Yu, “Captain Jia, please hold, what’s the matter?”
Jia Yu spoke in a low voice, “I have a classified matter to report to General Ouyang Wu Mie, please help me notify him. This is an informant, he has to go in as well.”
The soldier pointed to a small room beside and replied, “Understood, I’ll go notify him now! Captain Jia, please go over there to turn over your equipment and weapons!”
Equipment was extremely important to humans whose physiques were weaker compared to the other races of this world. If Jia Yu removed all his equipment, he was definitely not a match for any of the personal guards of Ouyang Wu Mie.
Each general had their own tight security, making it tough to assassinate them.
“I understand!” Jia Yu nodded and entered together with Yue Zhong, taking off his Type 4 Battle Armor as well as Battle Spear, before sitting beside Yue Zhong quietly while waiting.
Not long after, a soldier came over and said, “The General has summoned you! Come with me!”
Jia Yu and Yue Zhong stood up quietly to follow the soldiers.
After entering the mechanical bunker, Yue Zhong could see the various installations of automatic defenses. At the same time, there were many soldiers patrolling in Type 4 Battle Armor, no weaker than those at the gate.
“There are so many experts here, how did the Capital City groom so many?”
Yue Zhong looked at the numerous experts and felt a bad feeling. He had a hunch that the only way that the Cloud Region could push out so many Type 4 Divine Warriors was relying on some extreme means.
Humans had weaker physiques, even training with perfect cultivation techniques would not be easy to reach the Type 4 realm.
Luo Qing Qing had her Storm 8 Greats who were all talented people. However, of the 8 of them, other than Han Zi Xuan who finally broke through in a life-and-death situation, the rest were still at the peak of the Type 3 realm. It was apparent just how hard it was to evolve into the Type 4 realm.
The appearance of more than dozens of Type 4 experts in this Xue Luo Fort caused Yue Zhong to be uneasy.
After passing by the heavy security, the 2 of them finally arrived at a grand hall under the escort of the 2 soldiers.
Within the hall, there were 8 warriors in Type 4 Battle Armor, giving off a powerful, killing intent.
With 8 Type 4 experts as personal guards, adding on their Type 4 Battle Armor, even an initial Type 5 expert would not be their match.
At the edge of the long study table in the hall, there was a middle-aged man with decent features and a huge beard, quietly reading a book. This was the leader of the Xue Luo Guards, General Ouyang Wu Mie.
Ouyang Wu Mie shot Jia Yu a sharp look as he asked, “Jia Yu, what do you have to report?”
Jia Yu responded, “Great General, things are bad. Blood Red City has been overtaken by the rebels, and they have recruited a large number of soldiers from the poor folk from District D, arming them in the process. They have spread rumors about the orders given by His Majesty, and the stupid poor folk has believed them. Thus, they’re on their side.”
Ouyang Wu Mie’s eyes flashed coldly, as his gaze fixed upon Yue Zhong venomously, “Who is this person?”
Jia Yu pointed to Yue Zhong and said, “This is a subordinate of mine, Zhang Li, and he had infiltrated Blood Red City on his own, risking his life to obtain valuable information and bringing it out.”
Yue Zhong stepped out to carry out a standard military salute, “Your subordinate greets General!”
The corners of Ouyang Wu Mie lifted slightly, as he revealed a cold smile, and ordered, “Capture the 2 of them. If they resist, kill without mercy.”
Hearing Ouyang Wu Mie’s orders, the 8 experts stirred, their eyes flashing with dangerous glints. Their Battle Spears shot towards Jia Yu and Yue Zhong with incredible speed.
Yue Zhong’s mind whirred, yet he could not point out how he had revealed himself. However, he was not someone to wait for death. The moment the 8 Type 4 experts moved, 2 of them getting to about 10m away from him, he immediately activated his Third Order Gravity Manipulation, sending out a gravitational field.
Enveloped suddenly by the 30-times gravity, the 2 Type 4 experts sunk, their actions slowed slightly.
Yue Zhong then activated his Third Order Shadow Steps, pushing his Dark Dou Qi. He exploded out with a powerful fist towards one of them, and at that moment, the Type 4 expert’s head was directly blasted apart.
Seeing his own comrade’s head blasted apart, the face of the other Type 4 Xue Luo guard fell. The Type 4 nucleus behind him glowed and the runes on his Type 4 Battle Armor started to radiate as well.
However, it was too late. When the Type 4 Battle Armor lit up, and before the energy could be driven through the body, there would be a short gap.
At that instant, Yue Zhong had already burst forward, appearing in front of the Xue Luo guard, sending a fist mercilessly towards his head, blasting it apart.
“Type 5 expert, who would have expected one to turn up here. Who are you?”
Watching Yue Zhong kill his personal guards in succession, Ouyang Wu Mie’s eyes narrowed. The 2 dead guards might not have activated their armor in time, but they were still Type 4 Divine Warriors after all. They had been through countless battles, and yet, such excellent guards were killed in an instant by Yue Zhong. It had nothing to do with them not exhibiting their strength, it was Yue Zhong’s might which was on a whole other level.
After he killed the 2 Xue Luo guards, Yue Zhong shot Ouyang Wu Mie a cold look, his body flashed and he dashed towards the general.
Currently, the remaining 6 Xue Luo guards had witnessed Yue Zhong’s overbearing strength. Their Type 4 Battle Armors lit up, the runes flashing and huge amounts of energy coursed through their bodies. The 6 warriors reached the Type 5 realm.
Of the 6, 1 broke away to deal with Jia Yu, while the remaining 5 went to attack Yue Zhong.
In that charge, one of the Xue Luo guards suddenly disappeared from his location, appearing beside Yue Zhong, a spear thrust out towards his heart. The ability he had employed was the rare Instant Movement ability, teleporting almost anywhere within a 20m distance. With this powerful skill, he had even killed a Low-Grade Dino-General when he was at the Type 3 Divine Warrior realm.
One other activated his ability Divine Speed, pushing his speed to the maximum. He turned into a flash that arrived in front of Yue Zhong, his spear also aiming for Yue Zhong’s heart.
Yet another cast the Ground Manipulation skill, shooting 2 sharp earth spikes on either side of Yue Zhong, sealing his paths of escape.
The 4th guard slashed at Yue Zhong, as a powerful 20 times gravitational force was locked on to Yue Zhong.
The 5th Luo Xue guard wielded his spear with a dangerous glint in his eyes. Lightning bolts converged on the tip of the spear, he was responsible for dealing the killing strike.
The human physique could not compare to the Dino-race. Any of these guards would be easily killed by a single Mid-Grade Dino-General in 1-on-1 combat. In order to deal with powerful experts, they had undergone training as a team, practicing maneuvers and tactics.
Facing such an attack, Yue Zhong opted to tap his feet, soaring high into the air, evading the ones behind and in front of him.
As for the one with the lightning spear, he aimed it at Yue Zhong, and sent a burning hot flash of thunderbolt towards Yue Zhong, causing his body to split apart into multiple pieces.
Chapter 678: Danger!
When they saw ‘Yue Zhong’ killed, the 5 Xue Luo guards relaxed slightly. Against a Type 5 Evolver, their nerves were naturally taut, if they were not careful, they could lose their lives. In such a condition, although the battle had not been long, it felt more draining than an entire war.
Ouyang Wu Mie barked out, “Watch out! He’s not dead! He’s still there!!”
When his words landed, a powerful fist wrapped in thick Dark Dou Qi pummeled onto the head of the Xue Luo guard with Instant Movement, blasting his head apart.
After that, Yue Zhong flashed in front of the Xue Luo guard with Divine Speed, also throwing out a powerful punch, intending to destroy his head.
Yue Zhong had released a Shadow Clone and his Third Order Stealth ability at the same time.
During the battle, everyone’s attention had been attracted to Yue Zhong’s clone, thus enabling him to evade their senses. It created an illusion, just like how things could disappear in magic when one was paying too much attention to the smallest detail.
While the Third Order Stealth skill seemed to be only good for assassination attempts, when combined with the Shadow Clone skill, it allowed Yue Zhong to confuse his opponents, possessing an additional trump card.
“How is he still here?! Wasn’t he killed?!”
The Xue Luo guard with Divine Speed felt shocked in his heart. However, he was still a combatant with experience, not allowing his shock to cloud his movements. He released an intense killing aura, raising his spear, and thrust out towards Yue Zhong in response.
Currently, this Xue Luo guard was the furthest from his comrades and was the perfect prey. If he was allowed to flee and rejoin his 3 other comrades, things would become tougher.
With a thought, a void appeared in mid-air, and 10 sharp bone spikes shot out, clashing with the Battle Spear, slamming it to one side.
Yue Zhong’s figure flickered, dodging the battle spear that was knocked askew, appearing beside him the Xue Luo guard with Divine Speed. His punch landed squarely on the head of the Xue Luo guard, instantly blasting it in a shower of blood and brain matter.
Ouyang Wu Mie’s countenance finally turned ugly after witnessing Yue Zhong slaughtering 3 of his personal guards, his hands slamming onto a button, “Stop!!”
In an instant, a number of ray guns, electromagnetic cannons, and laser weapons swiveled out, pointing at Yue Zhong.
On the other hand, Jia Yu was completely overwhelmed, his body full of injuries, as though he could not hang on anymore. In terms of ability, Jia Yu was above the Type 4 Xue Luo guard, however, without his equipment, he was inferior to the fully-powered Xue Luo guard.
Looking at the appearance of the automatic weapons that swiveled out from the ceiling and walls, the remaining Xue Luo guards relaxed slightly. Having witnessed Yue Zhong’s might, they had no confidence to take him on with just the 3 of them.
Yue Zhong glanced at the weapons and his lips curled slightly, “Get rid of them!!”
The weapons that had appeared suddenly obeyed Yue Zhong’s words, adjusting their aim towards the remaining Xue Luo guards. Multiple shots and beams were fired towards them.
With the enhancement of their Battle Armors, these Xue Luo guards were already at the Type 5 realm. The moment the weapons changed their aim on them, they reacted and ducked out of the way, evading the flurry of attacks.
However, with Bai Yi’s ability and incredible calculations, all the weapons had been turned into a fire net, not allowing even the tiniest of space for the Xue Luo guards to escape to. They were shot down mercilessly.
Under the concentrated fire, their armor was blasted to pieces, and their bodies ripped to shreds.
Even a Type 5 Divine Warrior would not be able to defend against such focused fire without defense equipment.
A Type 5 Divine Warrior would be able to exhibit his or her prowess in a wide space. In such a narrow space, a Type 5 Divine Warrior would be helpless with such automated weapons, especially if it were under the control of Bai Yi, a Super A.I.
On the other side, the moment the automated weapons had switched targets, Ouyang Wu Mie had slapped down with his huge hands on the button beside his table.
In an instant, a blue energy shield opened up in front of him. When the beams and shots slammed into the shield, they created ripples throughout, however, they could not break through it.
Ouyang Wu Mie stayed behind the shield, eyeing Yue Zhong with a hint of admiration, as though he did not mind the loss of his 8 Xue Luo Guards, “Super A.I, you actually have such a treasure on you. Kid, hand it over and swear your loyalty and become my subordinate. I’ll forgo today’s matters. I can even give you riches and power, allowing you to choose ladies you want.”
Yue Zhong asked, “How did you discover I was an assassin?”
Yue Zhong had passed through all the checks with Bai Yi’s help, he could not understand where he had messed up, causing his assassination attempt to fail.
Ouyang Wu Mie laughed coldly, “Hmph! You think that you’re safe just because you can sneak past the security systems? I know the names and faces of every single one of the 10,000 Xue Luo guards. You dare to pass off as Zhang Li in front of me, that’s basically begging to be captured! Kid, don’t underestimate others!!”
Ouyang Wu Mie then continued, “I’ve already pressed the button for reinforcements. Soon, every single expert from the fort would be gathered here. You’ll have no way out by then! Quick submit, otherwise, you’ll only face death!”
Yue Zhong also knew that it was a critical moment now. If the Xue Luo guards were to reach, it would be hard for him to flee. He was only one person after all, whereas the enemy had an entire elite battalion of Type 3 Divine Warriors with Type 3 Armor.
“Is that right? Break for me!!”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed viciously, and he summoned his Fourth Order Devil Flame, his hands wrapped in the terrifying flames as they punched out at the energy shield.
Chapter 679: Forceful Breakout!
The Fourth Order Devil Flames were incredibly tyrannical. As the all-consuming flames slammed into the energy shield, they went through it, burning 2 fist-sized holes.
Ouyang Wu Mie looked on in shock, exclaiming in spite of himself, “Impossible!!”
The blue energy shield made use of the energy conversion technology. At the same time, the energy converter system within this room was equipped with 10 Type 4 Mutant Beast nuclei, allowing the shield to resist even the assaults of a Mid-Grade Dino-General for at least 20 minutes. Seeing Yue Zhong burning through it, Ouyang Wu Mie was naturally taken aback.
“The Fourth Order Devil Flames are truly terrifying!!” Yue Zhong eyed the 2 holes, his eyes filled with excitement. He had not expected his Devil Flames to go through so easily.
The moment the 2 holes appeared, Yue Zhong forced his way in, his eyes flashing with a resolute gaze and he punched out towards Ouyang Wu Mie.
Ouyang Wu Mie was an experienced combatant himself. Although he had used some other means of entering the Type 5 realm, he was truly a Type 5 warrior. Even without the Type 4 Battle Armor, his strength was terrifying.
At the moment of life-and-death, Ouyang Wu Mie met Yue Zhong’s gaze with a vicious look of his own, his entire body glowing green. A powerful field of ice shards appeared out of mid-air, piercing towards Yue Zhong, as he retreated backward with a tap of his foot.
Behind him, the wall opened up to reveal a tunnel leading to goodness-knows-where.
Ouyang Wu Mie was an extremely careful person. Even if he had plenty of experts besides him, with tight security, he had left various means of escape for himself.
The ice shards were formed from the terrifying ability of ice. If they were to strike the body, even a Mid-Grade Dino-General would suffer. However, if Yue Zhong were to dodge the strike, Ouyang Wu Mie would be able to escape through the tunnel.
Waiting within this castle, when the other experts rushed over, Yue Zhong would have to flee or be killed.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a vicious light, his body covered with a thick layer of Dark Dou Qi and blazing Devil Flames. He did not dodge nor evade, instead, he sent out punches to meet the incoming ice shards, shattering them.
The ice shards that came hailing down on Yue Zhong were melted by the Devil Flames surrounding Yue Zhong. However, a few managed to get past the defense and pierced into his body.
Currently, Yue Zhong was equipped with an under armor made out of the scales of a Type 5 Triceratops, and the ice shards that had managed to get past the flames were already melted halfway, thus, shattering into bits when they slammed into the armor. The force dissipated across his body, negated by his Third Order Body of Steel, giving him a slightly uncomfortable feeling.
Ouyang Wu Mie saw how Yue Zhong was forcefully charging through his field of ice, and his eyes flashed with shock.
The next moment, Yue Zhong arrived in front of Ouyang Wu Mie, his intimidating and imposing figure sending out a punch towards his head.
Ouyang Wu Mie could only bring up his right hand to block in front of his face.
Yue Zhong’s fist was shrouded in the Dark Dou Qi, empowering his punch and causing a surge of force to burst out, slamming Ouyang Wu Mie’s fist against his own face.
Ouyang Wu Mie was sent slamming into the wall viciously, his entire nose bridge broken, blood flowing down his mouth.
The moment Yue Zhong got the upper hand, he dashed forwards and prepared to unleash a flurry of blows.
Ouyang Wu Mie’s head was slightly sprained from that blow, but even so, he did not stop resisting. With a thought, he summoned out more ice shards and formed a 2m-thick ice wall in front of him.
It was an ability that he had when he reached the Type 5 stage. Its defense was incredibly thick and could surpass the energy shields.
Every special ability had their pros and cons, while ice-related abilities tend to be stronger in defense, Yue Zhong’s Devil Flame was weaker in defense but stronger in offense.
Ouyang Wu Mie knew he was not Yue Zhong’s match, thus he decided to drag out the time till reinforcements arrived. That would be his victory.
“Ouyang Wu Mie, are you afraid now? Today will be your death day!!”
Yue Zhong shot towards the ice block, and with a powerful roar, he activated his Third Order Art of Fear, sending a tyrannical Spiritual attack towards Ouyang Wu Mie.
“Am I going to die here today?”
Originally, even with Yue Zhong casting the Third Order Art of Fear with his Type 5 Divine Warrior constitution, it would not affect Ouyang Wu Mie too greatly. However, Ouyang Wu Mie had been bested a few times and was already feeling fear towards Yue Zhong. He was enveloped by the Art of Fear, and his fears were amplified, thus, making him vulnerable to the attack.
The moment he fell into the hallucination, he had no way of maintaining the 2m-thick ice wall.
“Break for me!!”
Yue Zhong yelled out in anger, bringing his fists wrapped in Devil Flames down towards the block of ice.
The powerful Devil Flame blazed out, melting the huge ice instantly, and with a loud crack, it broke apart.
Ouyang Wu Mie watched his final trump card smashed to pieces and his spirit crumbled further, allowing the Art of Fear to full envelop his despairing mind.
With a cold gaze, Yue Zhong sent a chop towards the back of Ouyang Wu Mie’s head, knocking him out.
After that, he pointed at his brain, sending a Type 5 Puppet Rune into Ouyang Wu Mie’s head.
Ouyang Wu Mie then stirred awake, before saluting respectfully to Yue Zhong, “Ouyang Wu Mie greets Master!”
“Not bad! Seems like as long as I don’t encounter any Mid-Grade Dino-Generals, within the Type 5 realm, I’m of pretty decent strength.”
Yue Zhong looked at Ouyang Wu Mie who had been turned into a puppet and felt satisfied. In the battle against this Type 5 Divine Warrior, he had truly felt his growth and noticed that he was not weak at all compared to other Type 5 Divine Warriors.
“General!! Are you alright??”
Barely 15 seconds after Yue Zhong subdued Ouyang Wu Mie, 20 elite Xue Luo guards came charging into the hall, the leader asked with worry when he caught sight of the carnage within the room.
Ouyang Wu Mie looked at the soldiers that came in and replied, “I’m alright! Thanks to captain Jia Yu and Zhang Li, I got wind that Zhang He and 5 others had already joined the rebels and were plotting against me. When they were exposed, they tried to kill me, but they failed. Wei Zhen, go get 8 people to replace Zhang He and his team!”
A Xue Luo captain was swiftly dispatched to gather 7 other warriors and they came reporting to the hall.
The leader of the group frowned as he asked out of doubt, “General, there’s something that doesn’t add up. In order to kill Zhang He and the 5 traitors, why did you cut off the control of our Central Computer within the 20th Fort? You even called for an urgent gathering, summoning the troops here?”
In order to deal with the Super A.I that Yue Zhong possessed, Ouyang Wu Mie had actually cut off the link between the central computer and the automated weapons, while summoning all the soldiers of the 20th Fort. Those actions had caused a huge uproar among the soldiers.
The captain could not understand how Zhang he and the rest were a threat to warrant such actions.
When Ouyang Wu Mie was questioned, his face turned green and white, before suddenly roaring with rage, “Do I need you to teach me when I’m doing things, Jin Hui?! As the leader of the troops in the castle, you were actually kept in the dark about your own subordinates being traitors!! Are you still interested in your damn position?! From today onwards, you’re stripped of your role! Go wait in the correctional chamber and await further orders!! When I’m done cleaning up the mess here, I’ll be back to mete out your punishment!!”
“Angry from embarrassment!!”
Many of the Xue Luo guards had this thought, but they kept mum. Ouyang Wu Mie was still the man with the most authority here, even though he had to justify a killing of a Xue Luo guard, he could send them on a suicide mission, hence, no one was willing to antagonize him.
Jin Hui’s face turned pale, not daring to say much. He quickly saluted, and took off his own equipment, before heading out to the correctional chamber.
The military treatment and hierarchy in the 20 Xue Luo Forts were incredibly tight and strict. If Jin Hui disobeyed, Ouyang Wu Mie had the option of declaring his insubordination as an excuse to have him killed.
Ouyang Wu Mie then spoke solemnly, “Luo Jun, go send men to Generals Qing Yuan, Wei Jiang, Yu Liu, Shi Yu, Pi Zhen, Huang Kun and Qu Zhong, get them to gather here in 3 days. I have things to discuss with them.”
“Understood! General!” One of the Xue Luo guards replied, before heading out.
Ouyang Wu Mie waved his hands, “The rest of you, dismissed!”
They quickly went out the room, leaving Ouyang Wu Mie and the new 8 guards.
He told the 8 guards while pointing to the floor, “Wei Zhen, the 8 of you, clean this place up!”
They then began to get to work, erasing traces of all battle.
Ouyang Wu Mie stood up and went behind the 2 of them noiselessly, suddenly chopping behind their necks, knocking them unconscious.
Chapter 680: Striking it Rich!
(Note: From now on, all Battle Armors will be referred to as Battle Suits)
At the same time, Yue Zhong conjured 4 Shadow Clones, himself acting as well, as all of them struck at the back of the heads of 5 other Xue Luo guards, knocking them out.
Jia Yu also burst forth, knocking the last one out.
After knocking them unconscious, Yue Zhong sent a number of Type 4 Puppet Runes into their heads.
These 8 guards were to be Ouyang Wu Mie’s personal guards, if they stuck long enough, no matter how stupid they were, they would be able to tell if something was wrong with Ouyang Wu Mie. Thus, Yue Zhong had to bring them under his control so as to keep the secret.
After dealing with the 8 of them, Yue Zhong gave Ouyang Wu Mie and order, “Bring me to the Central Computer’s location, after that, take me to the armory. Bring me to the one that has the most advanced technology!”
“Yes! Master!” Ouyang Wu Mie replied with respect.
With the General leading them, Yue Zhong’s party was basically unhindered throughout the 20th Fort.
He first came to the central command, making use of Bai Yi to gain control over the central computer, before heading towards the armory.
The central computer was incredibly important. Once controlled, Bai Yi could truly keep watch and oversee the situation within the fort. Otherwise, with her Super A.I. abilities, she could at most affect some of the operations, but vulnerable to interference. For example, if an interference wave was to be emitted over the area she was trying to work on, her own waves would be canceled, and she would not be able to control anything.
“What a lavish armory!!”
Under Ouyang Wu Mie’s lead, Yue Zhong came to the armory and noticed a number of equipment that he could not pry his eyes away from.
There were numerous Type 3 Battle Suits, Battle Spears, Battle Blades, Ray Guns, Electromagnetic Cannons, energy bombs, sensor landmines, and multi-purpose helmets as well as other advanced techs.
Yue Zhong did a quick count and noted there were easily 2,000 of the Type 3 Battle Suits, and there were another 10 such armories within the 20th Fort itself.
If Yue Zhong were to bring everything back to Earth, he could quickly empower and raise a powerful army.
This was not yet the best that the 20th Fort had to offer, Yue Zhong suppressed the greed to take away everything, and continued towards the heavy weapons area.
“What advanced technology!!”
Coming to the area where they housed the heavy weaponry, Yue Zhong caught sight of the sci-fi-looking equipment and sucked in a breath of cold air.
There were 40 laser-mounted vehicles, double-barrel cannons, Reapers, laser-equipped motorcycles, all-purpose assault helicopters, 235mm cannon launchers, energy shields, as well as other top-grade equipment. If such equipment were to be placed on Earth, it would cause a huge uproar.
Seeing the various heavy weapons of the 20th Fort, Yue Zhong felt a cold sweat down his back. Li Cheng Shan had been too optimistic with his projections.
Even if they had successfully gain Blood Red City, as long as the Xue Luo Fort sent out a thousand soldiers with weapons, they could easily crush the rebellion.
If Yue Zhong did not risk his life to gain control over Ouyang Wu Mie, when the Xue Luo troops really attacked Blood Red City, he could at most bring Han Zi Xuan away. There would be no chance of victory at all.
With his current Type 5 Divine Warrior strength, there would be no problems wiping out an entire infantry regiment. However, against the Xue Luo troops, with the advanced tech, he would not even be able to defeat an armed battalion.
Yue Zhong took a look at the 235mm cannon launcher and felt his heart run cold. If such a fearsome weapon were to be fired once, the area of impact would be obliterated, even a Mid-Grade Dino-General would not be spared.
Cloud Region was able to stand against the Dino-race without being wiped out, was because of such weapons, as well as their natural terrain advantage.
If it were just a comparison of physique, then even the top expert of Cloud Region would be completely dominated by the weakest Mid-Grade Dino-General.
Yue Zhong looked at the equipment that was impossible to manufacture given Earth’s current technology and felt his heart itch. He was tempted to just keep everything in his storage ring. After all, he knew the advantages these equipment represented.
Yue Zhong then forced his gaze away, asking Ouyang Wu Mie, “General, does every single Fort possess such a number of weapons?”
If all 20 Forts were to really be hoarding such advanced and powerful weaponry, then the might of Cloud Region was truly terrifying.
Ouyang Wu Mie replied, “No. Our Fort contains the most advanced and has the highest amount of equipment. This is due to our status as the King’s direct subordinates. Of the 1st 19 Forts, since the 1st, 2nd and 3rd are in charge of defending against the Dino-race, the combined amount of theirs is about half of ours. The remaining Forts contain roughly 10% of ours each.” He then pointed to a maintenance soldier, “The equipment of soldiers in the other forts is like that.”
The maintenance soldier who was currently working on a laser motorcycle was wearing a multipurpose helmet, his body decked in a light, but sturdy, bulletproof vest. There was a small handgun at his waist, and he was focusing hard on fixing the laser motorcycle.
Evidently, even if it was Cloud Region, not everyone could wear a full suit of equipment. They were not cabbages after all, and only the elites could wear them.
Yue Zhong nodded slightly, before following Ouyang Wu Mie towards another storage room.
“Oh my goodness!! I’ve struck it rich!! I’ve struck it rich!!” The moment he entered the storage room, his eyes lit up at the sight, his excitement level easily surpassing that when he had seen the reapers.
Within the storage, there were countless boxes, Ouyang Wu Mie had already stepped up to open one, revealing rows and rows of Mutant Beasts nuclei packed neatly.
Yue Zhong already had a number of technology obtained from the God and Devil System, many of which did not require fuel or traditional energy sources. Instead, they required the nuclei.
Compared to traditional energy sources, Mutant Beast nuclei were more efficient, smaller in size, and could absorb energy to replenish themselves. As long as one did not extract more than what a nucleus was capable of, it could slowly absorb energy to its fullest amount. Of course, if a single usage exceeded its limit, it would crumble.
At the same time, it was not that nuclei had no cons. In the midst of an intense battle, there would be cases of nuclei being overdraft, thus being destroyed. Yue Zhong had fired his Electromagnetic Gun many times, resulting in the destruction of a few Type 3 and Type 4 nuclei.
Within the Cloud Region, Mutant Beast nuclei were an important source of energy. Every military had a storage facility purely to contain them.
The neat chests of nuclei were definitely above hundreds of thousands. Many were Type 2 and Type 3 nuclei, of which, there were at least 10,000 already. Just this one storage facility was more than what the Storm Valley and Winged Race had.
Ouyang Wu Mie went to the center of the room and pressed a button, causing a small booth to rise. It was covered with a silver alloy.
He then keyed in some numbers into the booth, opening it, revealing a black Type 5 Battle Suit as well as 2 Type 5 nuclei.
Ouyang Wu Mie handed them over to Yue Zhong, reporting, “Master. These are 2 Type 5 Mutant Beast nuclei, our Fort’s most precious resource. This is also the strongest battle suit, hope that Master likes it.”
This Type 5 Battle Suit was Ouyang Wu Mie’s equipment. However, due to the tight security and the powerful guards, there had never been a precedent case of an enemy making it all the way here. Ever since Ouyang Wu Mie became the general, he had placed his Battle Suit here, and not touched it. After all, it was not exactly comfortable wearing a Battle Suit all the time.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a look of appreciation as he kept the items in his storage ring.
He had gotten 2 sets of Type 5 Battle Suits from the Sun Alliance, however, they had suffered quite some damage during the battle with the Mid-Grade Dino-Generals. In fact, they were almost on the brink of breaking apart.
This Type 5 Battle Suit will allow Yue Zhong to possess an additional trump card. With his current strength, adding on to the enhancements provided by the suit, his combat strength would likely reach an unfathomable level.
After storing it, Yue Zhong did not hesitate to suck all the nuclei into his storage ring.
With enough Mutant Beast nuclei, Yue Zhong could create more Puppet Runes, and gain better control of the Xue Luo Fort.
With a flip of his hand, the Puppet Box appeared, and he inserted multiple nuclei inside, causing it to flash and generate out Puppet Runes.
Yue Zhong handed a hundred Type 4 Puppet Runes to Ouyang Wu Mie, ordering, “Go turn everyone within the inner fort into puppets. Do it secretly!”