God and Devil World - Chapter 701-710
Chapter 701: Massacre!
Each time the blood mist killed an enemy, it seemed to grow slightly more. It was a terrifying sight.
Many of the rebel soldiers were turned into emaciated corpses, at the same time, the Reapers that they held hope in were being desecrated by Wei Ming Qing. This caused them to collapse totally.
The rebel forces had been able to invade the inner city because of the Reapers. The moment those Reapers were destroyed, the soldiers had no fighting spirit left.
In the skies, the other trump card of the rebel forces were the heavy assault helicopters. They started to drop energy missiles at the blood mist.
Those powerful missiles could blast a Type 6 expert to pieces, this was one of the measures that Cloud Region used to kill the High-Grade Dino-Generals.
The missiles had just been fired, when the blood mist below suddenly burst out, turning into blood drops that defied gravity, shooting towards the incoming missiles.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
The missiles that could obliterate an entire building detonated, while the blood mist withdrew and shrank back.
“Assault helicopters? Hmph! You think that just because you’re in the air, this Seat will not be able to do anything? Go to hell!!”
From the blood mist, there was a powerful rumble. The massive blood mist shrank and condensed in itself, before suddenly shooting multiple blood arrows upwards, piercing towards one of the helicopters.
The blood arrows pierced the cockpit and penetrated the head of the pilot as he stared in despair and shock.
The next moment, a larger blood arrow shot out from the body of the pilot, who had already turned into a dried corpse, as he slumped in his seat.
Having lost the pilot, the assault helicopter wobbled before descending towards the ground. In a loud explosion and fiery blaze, the helicopter blew up and consumed hundreds of rebels.
After destroying one assault helicopter, the blood mist continued to sweep towards the other helicopters, repeating the pattern of piercing the pilots and sucking them dry. The assault helicopters would then crash.
Across the entire battlefield, only the assault helicopters with the guided Energy Missiles could pose a threat to the blood demon-like Wei Ming Qing.
As the various helicopters were being destroyed, the rest quickly raised their altitude, ascending higher into the skies.
At a distance, inside a command center, as the commanders looked at how Wei Ming Qing was rampaging across the battlefield, everyone’s faces were ugly.
A middle-aged man in a suit stared at the demon-like Wei Ming Qing, his eyes narrowing, “We have to stop him!! If he continues to rampage, we will all die here!”
This middle-aged man in a suit was called Dou Hua, one of the elite clansmen of the Dou Clan. He was also one of the leading generals of the rebellion.
Dou Hua commanded the private forces of the Dou Clan, before the rebellion, he had just pretended to be an unimportant manager of a small company. Due to the sudden events, he did not have time to change, directly joining the fray.
Zhang Qiu Yan, a beautiful and sultry woman beside him, had a narrowed gaze as well, “That’s right, he’s insane!! If he were to turn the tides, all of us would die!”
Although many of the upper echelons of the city had joined in the rebellion, there were others who still stood by Wei Ming Qing, while some chose to sit on the fence and wait to see what would happen.
The moment the assault on the inner city failed, Wei Ming Qing would be able to banish every single party involved in the rebellion to hell.
Although Wei Ming Qing had turned extremely cruel, he had governed for many years. Many subjects were still loyal to him, many city lords at his beck and call. If he were to gain the upper hand, it would be nigh-impossible for the rebels to turn the tides back.
“Seems like it’s only us to stop him. Let’s go!”
One muscular expert in a Type 5 Battle Suit spoke out before he charged out towards Wei Ming Qing’s position valiantly.
8 other Type 5 experts exchanged looks and followed right after.
Right now, facing the strange and terrifying blood mist, there were no weapons of war that could stand up to that. The only way was to rely on those Type 5 experts who could utilize the Type 5 Battle Suits.
Ordinary people were basically like ants in front of Wei Ming Qing’s blood mist, the moment they were enveloped in it, they would lose their lives.
The leader of the group of Type 5 experts appeared in front of Wei Ming Qing in a few breaths. With a wave of his hand, a powerful freezing energy emitted out from his hands, freezing the drops of blood.
As the frost met the blood, part of the blood mist turned to huge chunks of ice and fell to the ground.
The seemingly endless blood mist began to shrink at a rate visible to the naked eye.
“Zhao Chun, it’s you! Truly the one known as the top Ice user. Impressive! However, in front of this Seat, you’re just a slightly stronger ant. This seat is the true invincible existence of this world. I have already broken through to the Type 6 Divine Warrior realm, soon to reach the Type 7 that no one in history has ever reached before. At that time, this world would be a toy in my hand. Why oppose me? How dare you guys oppose me??”
Following a bellow of rage, Wei Ming Qing reformed and stepped out of the blood mist. His eyes were bloodshot, his entire body covered in the blood that seemed to have a life of its own. He truly looked like a demon, emitting an overbearing and terrifying aura.
At that instant, Wei Ming Qing seemed to broke through the air, passing by the freezing field. He appeared right in front of Zhao Chun, his right hand like a claw. It was wrapped in a thick, bloody aura that aimed for Zhao Chun’s head.
That claw was simple, yet its might reached an unimaginable level. Zhao Chun could only stare wide-eyed at the incoming claw, unable to react!
Zhao Chun could smell the heavy blood scent that could cause a person to vomit.
At that moment, another expert wielding a Battle Spear came thrusting her spear at an extremely quick speed towards Wei Ming Qing.
If Wei Ming Qing forcefully continued to attack Zhao Chun, he would be pierced by that spear.
“Fool!! This Seat is invincible!! Those who oppose me will die!!”
Wei Ming Qing glanced at the incoming spear and bellowed in rage. He suddenly disappeared from his location, bringing a strong bloody scent with him as he appeared beside that small-sized expert. He transformed into a huge blood mist and surrounded that expert.
The face of the small expert fell, as she retreated explosively.
However, the huge blood mist continued to swirl towards her, directly enveloping her.
Seeing this, another Type 5 expert that had just arrived let out a heart-wrenching scream, the Type 5 Nuclei on his back glowing brightly. The strength of the Type 5 Mutant nuclei instantly pushed his power to the max, causing him to take a half-step into the Type 6 realm. With that strength, his feet lit up and he turned into a beam of light that charged right for the blood mist.
Just then, the small figure shot out from within the blood mist, blasting towards the almost-Type 6 expert.
The expert faltered and grabbed the small figure with care, exclaiming in worry, “Qing’er, are you alright?!”
The petite figure trembled slightly before suddenly exploding. A sharp blood arrow shot out, slicing the near-Type 6 expert into multiple parts.
Witnessing this gory scene, the remaining 7 Type 5 experts felt a chill in their hearts. The strength of Wei Ming Qing was seriously too overpowered. In just a breath, he had killed 2 Type 5 Divine Warriors in succession. If he were to continue on like this, they would all likely turn into corpses.
One of the Type 5 Divine Warriors turned pale, his entire body trembling. He shouted as he turned and fled.
Not everyone was able to face death with courage. Many would crumble under the pressure.
“Wei Ming Qing, you bastard, die!!”
A Type 5 expert channeled his Type 5 Nuclei, pushing his power to its limits. He then roared in fury and fired a bright-yellow flame dragon towards the blood mist.
Due to the blood mist occupying a large area, the flame dragon managed to burn parts of the blood mist.
“Bastard!! You dare to act against this Seat, go to hell!”
A loud bellow of rage resounded from within the blood mist. There was a surge of a bloody scent as the mist swarmed towards the Type 5 expert.
In response, the Type 5 expert fired out countless flames in a frenzy, burning huge amounts of blood.
Under the burning flames, the blood mist was getting reduced. If this Type 5 expert was given enough time, it was likely that he could incinerate all of the blood mist.
Suddenly, a figure shot out from within the mist, grabbing the head of the Type 5 expert and wrenched with strength. The entire head and the connecting spine was dragged out and torn from the body, fresh blood splattering everywhere. Another Type 5 expert had died.
Chapter 702: Killing Wei Ming Qing!
At that moment when the flame-attribute Type 5 expert was killed, another Type 5 expert had a cold glint in his eyes. He waved his hands, and sent a powerful tornado out, forcefully separating Wei Ming Qing and the blood mist that seemed to possess a life of its own.
Wei Ming Qing was able to make use of his Type 6 strength to trample over thousands, as well as his invincibility, was partly due to the blood mist.
If it was not for the blood mist covering Wei Ming Qing’s true location, and deflecting countless attacks, even if he was a peak-Type 6 expert, he could not possibly rampage through without some injuries.
Zhao Chun continued to activate his own ability, freezing large chunks of the blood mist into blocks. As long as the blood mist could be separated and sealed, then his combat power would be limited.
2 other close-combat specialist charged forth with their Battle Spears thrusting out. There was a terrifying energy collected at the tip blasting towards them.
Another one had the ability to manipulate gravity. His eyes turned bloodshot as he channeled it, enveloping Wei Ming Qing, causing his body to sink.
Wei Ming Qing glanced at the 2 Type 5 experts with the Battle Spears and sent out his palms enveloped with the bloody radiance towards them.
The 2 Type 5 experts thrust out, the powerful spears blasting through the bloody hands, slamming into Wei Ming Qing.
Wei Ming Qing’s face turned steely, as the blood mist gathered around him, turning into a shield.
The 2 energy thrust slammed into the shield, easily piercing it. They penetrated through his body, revealing 2 bone-deep wounds.
However, at that moment, the blood mist suddenly flashed past them and chopped off their heads.
“Audacious!!! What guts to actually harm this Seat!! This Seat will slaughter all 9 generations of your family!! 10 even!!”
Wei Ming Qing let out a roar like an enraged beast. The wounds he suffered were healing at an incredible speed. All of a sudden, dozens of blood arrows shot out from his body, piercing towards the remaining 3 Type 5 Divine Warriors.
Zhao Chun’s face fell. He swiftly channeled his energy, as an unbelievable cold energy emitted out from him, causing even his skins to be covered with icicles.
The sharp blood arrows pierced through the icicles, giving the ice a bloody, red hue.
The Type 5 Gravity Manipulation user, as well as the Wind Controller, were not as fortunate, their bodies instantly pierced by the dozens of blood arrows. Instantly, they were riddled with holes as their bodies were sucked dry of all blood.
The moment Wei Ming Qing got the upper hand, he laughed out loud maniacally, “Haha!! This Seat is invincible!! The world belongs to this Seat!! I will wipe out all your traitors!! Wipe out all your families and lineage!! Hahahaha!!”
As he was roaring with laughter, Yue Zhong appeared right in front of him like a flash of lightning, wearing his Type 5 Battle Suit.
Wei Ming Qing was a devil that was going to breakthrough to the Type 7 realm, and one who had killed too many innocents, Yue Zhong would not let him live.
Wei Ming Qing glanced at Yue Zhong and snorted coldly, “Peasant, die!!”
He and his blood mist had been separated by the Wind Controller earlier, and both lunged towards Yue Zhong. As long as Yue Zhong was caught in the blood mist, he would be sucked dry.
Right at this time, a bright red Devil Flame encased Yue Zhong. The moment the blood mist got too close, it was incinerated into nothing.
“You have some ability, but in front of this Seat, you’re just a small ant!”
Wei Ming Qing glared coldly at Yue Zhong while pointed out with his palm. 10 bright red beams that could pierce even the armor of Type 5 Battle Suits shot out, slamming into Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong had disappeared from his location in a split second.
“Illusion? Where’s the main body?”
Wei Ming Qing looked at the scattered clone of Yue Zhong, an uneasy feeling creeping up his heart. He chose to back away quickly. His speed was simply amazing, to the point where some Dino Warriors know that they were not a match for him. That’s no way to maintain the struggle.
As long as he could create some Wei Ming Qing could rejoin with his blood mist, and they could deal with Yue Zhong easier.
The moment Wei Ming Qing moved, he suddenly sank, as though his back just gained an additional ten thousand jin.
Yue Zhong appeared mysteriously behind Wei Ming Qing, thrusting out a spear viciously.
Wei Ming Qing’s eyes finally had some hint of panic. He waved his huge hands, slapping the Battle Spear away. The might of the Type 6 Divine Warrior exploded out.
At that moment, Yue Zhong let go of the spear.
Wei Ming Qing’s full force slammed into the spear, knocking it over thousands of meters.
Yue Zhong put all his weight into the collision, slamming into Wei Ming Qing like a thunderbolt. His Strength exploded out, forcing the Type 6 Divine Warrior to be knocked flying.
When Yue Zhong crashed into Wei Ming Qing, the insane Emperor felt his inner organs tremble, and he almost threw up. Although he was a Type 6 Divine Warrior, in terms of physique, he was inferior to Yue Zhong who had the Third Order Body of Steel. After all, humans were one of the weaker intelligent species.
“This fellow is weak in close combat!”
The moment Yue Zhong determined that fact, he shot forward and his entire right fist was covered in Devil Flames, punching towards Wei Ming Qing. He wanted to take down this peak-Type 6 Divine Warrior in the shortest possible time. Otherwise, once Wei Ming Qing managed to put some distance between them, he would suffer the consequences.
As the Emperor of Cloud Region, Wei Ming Qing seldom needed to act personally in the past. Although he was strong, his close combat skills were weak. He was basically incomparable with Yue Zhong who had countless experience.
Yue Zhong’s right fist slammed into Wei Ming Qing’s stomach, and the powerful force coupled with the Devil Flames blasted out, enveloping his entire body.
Under the intense burning of the Devil Flame, Wei Ming Qing screamed out in agony. A thick blood mist suddenly came out from his body, trying to extinguish the Devil Flames.
Yue Zhong’s Devil Flame was at the Fourth Order stage, there was nothing it could not burn. The moment it lit, even a Type 5 Divine Warrior would not be able to extinguish the flames easily.
The blood mist continued to churn around Wei Ming Qing, trying to put out the flames while enveloping Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong stared at Wei Ming Qing, his fists raining blows on Wei Ming Qing mercilessly. Under the enhancement of his Dark Dou Qi as well as the Type 5 Battle Suit, every single punch could penetrate even an armored vehicle. However, against Wei Ming Qing, he could not punch through.
Wei Ming Qing was breathless and could not recover from the constant attacks by Yue Zhong. He then opened his mouth, firing a long arrow-like blood mist towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong grabbed hold of Wei Ming Qing, twisting his body and slammed him down towards the ground.
When the blood arrow pierced through Yue Zhong’s Devil Flames, it slammed into his shoulder, penetrating through the Type 5 Battle Suit, before being stopped by the Type 5 Mutant Sea Snake scale-armor.
He grabbed hold of Wei Ming Qing once more, kicking viciously at his waist. With his immense strength, the kick crushed the gonads of Wei Ming Qing.
“AH!!! IT HURTS!! IT HURTS!!”
Wei Ming Qing screamed in pain, even if he was a Type 6 expert, the precious family jewels of anybody would be a weak spot. Despite his strength, he could not help but scream.
At this time, the separated blood mist swarmed over, enveloping the both of them.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, his Devil Flames blazing upwards in a pillar. The blood mist started to burn up in loud crackling sounds, without any means to get close. He then grabbed Wei Ming Qing, and brought his knee up in a cruel fashion, slamming into Wei Ming Qing’s bloody waist.
Being attacked at the same spot over and over again, Wei Ming Qing’s face was contorted in pain, his body trembling non-stop.
Yue Zhong continued to rain blows on Wei Ming Qing’s head, his strength and Devil Flames exploding out.
Another mass of blood mist seeped out of Wei Ming Qing’s body, congealing to block the Devil Flames.
Yue Zhong seemed to ignore everything and just continued to slam his fists viciously, turning Wei Ming Qing’s head into a messy, bloody, pulp.
After dozens of blows, the blood mist suddenly dissipated, while Wei Ming Qing’s head was incinerated into ash by the Devil Flames.
A huge orb of life force was absorbed into Yue Zhong’s body.
The tyrant of Cloud Region died just like that at Yue Zhong’s hands.
It was not that Wei Ming Qing was weak, but his experience in close combat was too lacking. As the Emperor of the Cloud Region, he had no need to act at all. Due to that, the moment Yue Zhong got close, he did not know how to deal with it. In the end, he was taken out by the weaker Yue Zhong.
Of course, if it was not for the previous 9 Type 5 Divine Warriors that had sacrificed themselves to separate Wei Ming Qing and the blood mist, Yue Zhong would have died in an instant.
“Congratulations, you have gained +20 in all attributes!”
“Congratulations, you have gained +4 skill points to be allocated.”
The pure life force entered Yue Zhong’s body and he heard the 2 notifications.
After pondering a while, he chose to enhance the Dark Dou Qi, pushing it to the Fourth Order +3 stage.
The Devil Flame was extremely powerful in offense, while the Dark Dou Qi raised Yue Zhong’s strength in all aspect. It was an auxiliary skill, which boosted both his offense and defense. If he wanted to survive better, the Dark Dou Qi was more suitable.
Dou Hua stood on a podium, eyeing the imperial city coldly before giving a cold order, “Is Wei Ming Qing finally dead? Very good, in that case, Yue Zhong has no use to us as well. Convey my orders, shut down all the electronics with clones! Launch the first volley of missiles!!”
One of the signal officers quickly left.
With that order passed, a number of 235mm cannons started adjusting their aim in a jungle about 4km away from the inner city.
Although most of Cloud Region made use of the central computers to adjust their weapons, the weapons could still be adjusted manually.
Bai Yi suddenly appeared in Yue Zhong’s watch, sounding out an alarm, “Warning! Warning! The clones near the inner city have been shut down! Based on conjecture, there’s an 89% chance that the rebel forces have turned on you.”
Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold as a strong sense of danger arose in his heart. He quickly activated his Bone-Encompassing Armor, with White Bones stepping out a void and transforming into a carapace around him.
The bone spikes propelled him off the ground, sending him about 300m into the air.
Hong! Hong! Hong!!
After 3 breaths, there were loud, earthshaking explosions within the inner city, destroying many of the structures and buildings.
The might of those Energy Cannons were extremely terrifying, it was likely that only the energy shield could have blocked that.
Even a Type 6 Divine Warrior would have found it hard to survive that barrage of firepower.
Those 20 heavy cannons were another trump card prepared by the 4 Great Clans. They had originally intended to use it against Wei Ming Qing. However, with the flow of the battle changing, since Wei Ming Qing was dead, Yue Zhong became their next target to be eliminated.
The guided Energy Missiles required the central computer or an A.I. to control to fire it accurately. Whereas the heavy cannons just required the adjustment of angles and trajectories. Against Yue Zhong and his Super A.I., the heavy cannons were the best weapons to utilize.
White Bones’ spikes were easily shattered by that explosion, and Yue Zhong started to descend like a heavy rock.
At this moment, Yue Zhong activated his Summon Tamed Beast skill. A void appeared, and Greenie shot out from it, picking Yue Zhong on its back.
Standing on top of Greenie, Yue Zhong swept a sharp gaze downwards, and immediately caught sight of Dou Hua and the rest in the command center.
Without the use of a computer, Dou Hua and the rest could only make use of a high vantage point to observe.
Yue Zhong patted Greenie’s back, and it immediately shot towards them in a flash of green light.
Dou Hua caught sight of them, and a cold feeling crept up his heart as he roared out, “Attack!! Wipe him out!!”
Chapter 703: Fallout!
The soldiers by Dou Hua’s side immediately raised their guns to fire at Yue Zhong.
Bright laser and electromagnetic beams shot into the sky, turning into a net that threatened to engulf Greenie.
The might of those beams were truly powerful, even a Type 4 Mutant Beast might not be able to withstand them. However, while Greenie’s body was large, its speed had reached Mach-2. It traversed 680m in a mere second, allowing it to evade those beams.
If the rebel forces had the central computer to help them, there was still a possibility of injuring Greenie. Without the calculation abilities, the ordinary soldiers had no way to catch Greenie’s profound movements.
In just 4 seconds, Greenie flew above the command center with a strong gust. It opened its huge wings and send blades of winds at the rebel soldiers below.
Under the torrent of wind blades, many of the rebel soldiers were sliced up in multiple parts, their limbs flying everywhere. It looked like hell.
Yue Zhong leaped down lightly, appearing in front of Dou Hua who had a bitter look right now. He asked with a dark expression, “Why did you act against me?”
Dou Hua’s face fell, gritting his teeth, he replied, “It’s all a misunderstanding. We just wanted to make sure that Wei Ming Qing was killed thoroughly. You know that a Type 6 Divine Warrior is terrifying. If he left here, we will all die. Let me apologize to you here, this was a decision made by myself. If you want to kill, just kill me.”
Yue Zhong looked at the stubborn Dou Hua who did not want to admit his mistake, and his eyes flashed coldly. The Type 4 Flame Blade appeared in his hands, and he swung it down in a flash, severing Dou Hua’s right arm. Blood splattered while Dou Hua’s face contorted in agony.
Yue Zhong laughed coldly in response, “You think that I’ll believe such an absurd lie? If I’m not wrong, you bastards had already been prepared against my A.I. and was looking for a chance to kill me. Burning the bridge after crossing the waters, what a crude method used by politicians.”
Dou Hua’s face twisted, he knew that the lie had been exposed, and roared out loud, “That’s right! The Super A.I. in your hands is too dangerous to us! As long as you’re alive, and you possess that, our countless equipment and central computers would be ineffective. You’re a cancer to the entire Cloud Region. As long as you exist, the tech of Cloud Region would never improve. Only by killing you will we be able to improve by leaps and bounds. Why don’t you kill yourself? For the sake of humanity, someone like you should just die!”
Inside the Imperial Capital, there were many guided Energy Bombs, Reapers, and other terrifying super-weapons. However, they all required the central computer to calculate the maximum effectiveness in firing them.
Since Yue Zhong had Bai Yi, it was possible for him to gain control over everything in the Capital. As long as he was still in the capital, the 4 Great Clans would not dare utilize any of the weapons. Their fates were basically in his hands.
This time, the 4 Great Clans could attack Wei Ming Qing because they had received Yue Zhong’s help in controlling the Reapers and guided Energy Missiles. Whereas Wei Ming Qing’s side had to suffer from the absence of a central computer. The 4 Great Clans would naturally not allow Yue Zhong to continue existing with them.
“As expected. Since you guys want to kill me, I will not show any mercy either.”
With a cold look, Yue Zhong shot forward and knocked Dou Hua unconscious. At the same time, his right hand glowed, as a single Type 2 Puppet Rune appeared and entered Dou Hua’s head.
Dou Hua was then slapped awake, his previous grim expression replaced with a respectful one, “Greetings Master!!”
Yue Zhong pointed at him, handing several Puppet Runes over, “Set off with White Bones, gather your subordinates, turn them into Puppets.”
Dou Hua replied respectfully, “Yes! Master!”
After that, Dou Hua retreated with White Bones.
Yue Zhong’s killing intent did not subside, “Since you guys want to force my hand, don’t blame me for being ruthless!” He then asked Bai Yi, “Where are the 4 fogeys?”
Bai Yi responded, “Master, there’s no information. The enemy has already cut off all power, I can’t triangulate their position.”
Those Clan lords were also slippery heads; since they knew of Yue Zhong’s power, they would not stay in a dangerous place.
Yue Zhong frowned and asked, “What’s the situation of the battle outside the city?”
Bai Yi responded, “Before I lost connection with the copies, the 4 Great Clans was gaining the advantage. General Wei Shou had already died. The rest of the City Guards were also surrendering, only a few are still resisting.”
The 4 Clan lords were not fools. It was precisely at the moment when they had broken in, where Yue Zhong’s strength did not matter, that they chose to fall out with him.
Yue Zhong then jumped back onto Greenie, “Let’s head to the outer city!”
Greenie flapped once and turned into a flash of green as it soared towards the outer city.
Soon after, Yue Zhong came to the airspace above the battlefield. He looked down, only to find the soldiers of the 4 Great Clan sweeping the battlefield while thousands of captives were being led out of the city.
In some alleys, there were still bright flashes and sounds of conflicts.
Yue Zhong patted Greenie’s back, “Go down!”
Greenie flapped once and shot down.
“That is!! Open fire!!! Kill it!!”
One officer belonging to the 4 Great Clans caught sight of Greenie and exclaimed loudly.
However, it was much too late. Yue Zhong leaped down from Greenie’s back, and with a cold glint, the Black Tooth Blade in his hands slashed out. He darted through the 40-man unit like a specter.
The blade continued to dance, as blood splattered everywhere. In barely a few breaths, all of them had been killed.
The surrendered City Guards looked at Yue Zhong with shock.
“I’m Yue Zhong, the 4 Great Clans would definitely not let you people off because of your loyalty to Wei Ming Qing. If you want to live, grab your weapons and come with me. We shall attack their armory and wipe them out! If you don’t mind dying, then just surrender.”
With a point, 2 Reapers appeared out of thin air.
Seeing this, their eyes widened in shock. Although Cloud Region’s technology was advanced, it was not to the stage where spatial technology could be used in the way Yue Zhong did. It was beyond anything that they knew.
A burly officer with a long scar across his face stood up and said, “Sir, those rebels have a Super A.I., if these 2 Reapers were to meet their A.I., there’s a possibility of it being stolen.”
Yue Zhong stared at the officer and spoke coldly, “The A.I. was mine, to begin with. From now on, they will be the ones unable to use their weapons.”
When they heard this, the faces of all the City Guards changed. This time, the main reason why they had lost was that of the Super A.I., causing them to be helpless.
If it was not for the Super A.I., then even if all the rebel forces joined hands, it was impossible to defeat the City Guards with their superior technology and firepower.
Yue Zhong continued to ask aggressively, “Wei Ming Qing is already dead. Are you intending to continue to be loyal to a dead man? Or to fight for your own freedom and your comrades to wipe out the rebel troops?”
The officer stared at Yue Zhong with bloodshot eyes, “Since you stood with the 4 Great Clans, why betray them now?”
The gazes of the City Guards fell upon Yue Zhong, they were obviously full of suspicion as well.
Yue Zhong replied blandly, “They acted to kill me first. Don’t tell me I can’t defend myself and wait for them to kill me? Are you willing to join me or wait for them to kill you?!”
The officer stared at Yue Zhong and spoke, “I’m Chen Tai. I’m willing to serve you, but you must promise me this: If you win, you must ensure the safety of my brothers, and you cannot make us slaves or refugees.”
The winner decided the rules, while the losers in Cloud Region suffered. They were either slaves or refugees, their descendants doomed to be the same.
When thinking about the possibility of suffering such a fate, the soldiers could not help but tremble.
Yue Zhong replied solemnly, “If we win, I will definitely not mistreat you all. As long as you follow me, you will definitely not become slaves or refugees.”
Chen Tai then faced back and barked, “Fine! Brothers! Arm yourselves! Let’s fight!”
The City Guards swiftly regained their fighting morale, and equipped themselves, before standing by Chen Tai’s side.
Yue Zhong then led this troop towards the heavy weapons of the 4 Great Clans.
“Those are Reapers, why did they suddenly appear here?!”
“Shit! Those are Reapers!!”
The moment the rebel forces of the 4 Great Clans saw the 2 Reapers, their faces fell. The next moment, the 2 Reapers unleash carnage upon the soldiers, punching them all full of holes.
Chapter 704: Reversal of Situation!
The moment the rebel forces were killed, Chen Tai and the rest quickly rushed over, picking up the equipment on the floor. They then took over the heavy weapons area.
Yue Zhong surveyed his surroundings, “You guys stand guard here. Quickly activate the systems for those weapons. One of you, come with me to reorganize the City Guards.”
Chen Tai barked out, “Zuo Gang!”
One soldier came up and reported, “Yes! Captain!”
Chen Tai then said, “You take some men to defend this location. I will follow Sir Yue Zhong to regroup those Central City Guards!”
Zuo Gang responded, “Understood!”
Yue Zhong grabbed Chen Tai, before channeling his Dark Dou Qi. He charged through the battlefield at a terrifying speed of Mach-2. In a few breaths, he disappeared from the view of everyone present.
Zuo Gang was filled with shock, “Strong!!”
He reigned his feelings in, before ordering the rest, “Quickly activate the systems for the heavy cannons.”
The City Guards had dealt with the heavy weapons before, and since most of their power supply was just cut, and not destroyed, they were quickly able to restart the systems.
Yue Zhong quickly came to the frontlines with Chen Tai in tow. Over 2,000 Central City Guards had surrendered by then, and they were being herded towards a large field. Many electromagnetic cannons were stationed, while over 200 rebel soldiers of the 4 Great Clans were eyeing the City Guards coldly.
The moment there was any strange movements from those City Guards, the electromagnetic cannons would punch them full of holes.
Hiding behind some cover, Chen Tai eyed the 2,000 City Guards with his fists clenched tight. His breathing became ragged, as he eyed Yue Zhong with a pleading look.
Yue Zhong looked back at him and nodded slightly. His pupils narrowing, the Fourth Order Dark Dou Qi enveloped his body. With a tap of his foot, Yue Zhong transformed into a black beam of light as he charged towards the 200 rebel forces.
In a few breaths, Yue Zhong had already reached their midst. He immediately activated his Third Order Art of Fear, and a powerful Spirit attack spread out with him at the center. The soldiers who were engulfed in the skill immediately passed out.
To Chen Tai, all he saw was a flash of black, and the 200 rebel soldiers suddenly crumpled to the ground, causing him to feel shocked.
After dealing with the 200 rebels, Yue Zhong reappeared. He then waved his hand casually, sending his Puppet Runes into each and every one of those fainted soldiers.
In order to conquer the city, Yue Zhong alone was not enough. He needed a troop to support him. After these soldiers were turned into puppets, while their will and combat strength suffered, they could help maintain order and defend locations. They could even be used as cannon fodder.
Chen Tai stood up and exclaimed at the top of his voice, “I’m Captain Chen Tai from the Central City Guards. This is Sir Yue Zhong! We’re here to save you! If you don’t want to be killed by these rebels, nor have your family and loved ones become slaves, then stand! Take up your weapons, and eradicate these damned rebels!!”
“He’s Chen Tai! I recognize him!!”
“They have heavy firepower, how can we fight against them?!”
Hearing Chen Tai’s words, the 2,000 City Guards fell into a state of panic, as many of them began to grumble and question.
Yue Zhong patted Chen Tai’s shoulder and ordered, “I’ll leave here to you. You’d better organize them properly.”
Chen Tai nodded with a grim but excited look, “Yes! Sir!”
He had just been a captain of a 100-man unit in this battle. Yet now, he was suddenly tasked to be the leader of a 2,000-strong troop. This showed how much power Yue Zhong was entrusting him. He was naturally excited.
After handing the 2,000 City Guards to Chen Tai, Yue Zhong brought the 200 rebel soldiers with him as he continued forward.
The group advanced for a few hundred meters when they coincidentally came across a 500-man team.
The leader of the other group looked towards Yue Zhong’s puppets and asked with a frown, “Which unit are you guys from?”
Yue Zhong did not waste any time with them. He shot into their midst like a specter, as a powerful spirit wave spread out, knocking out more than half of the soldiers.
“Enemy attack!! Enemy attack!!”
Amongst these soldiers, there was one outstanding one in terms of Spirit that was not too badly affected by Yue Zhong’s attack. He immediately screamed out at the top of his lungs.
A cold blade flashed past the Spirit-based soldier, decapitating his head, directly killing the soldier.
However, it was too late, the moment the soldier shouted, the signal was already sent into the skies.
“Enemy? How come there would still be an enemy? Behind us no less?”
The soldiers of the 4 Great Clans saw the signal and their faces fell.
The rebel forces that had almost defeated the City Guards regathered, and they made their way towards Yue Zhong and his men.
After countless intense battles, their numbers already reached 40,000. These troops were like a flow of metal that surged towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong tried wiping out 2 emergency reinforcement units, moving choosing to retreat.
The 40,000-strong army was not easy to deal with, as countless experts were inside. The moment he got caught among them, no matter how strong he was, he would be killed.
The seemingly-invincible Type 6 Divine Warrior Wei Ming Qing had still fallen at the hands of a few Type 5 Divine Warriors. If a strong person was not careful, it was possible to be killed by other weaker people that joined hands.
Facing the incoming wave of rebel soldiers, Yue Zhong sent the puppets towards some of the alleys and streets. They made use of the simple covers as they pulled out their weapons and began to fire at the rebel soldiers.
The rebel soldiers had to take out the puppets with care and caution before they could continue advancing.
Both sides engaged in an intense fight. Without the interference of heavy weapons, with the death of each Puppet soldier, a few rebel soldiers would be killed as well.
The 40,000 rebel soldiers quickly gathered, before separating into 8 paths. Each unit was about 4,000 or so, as they slowly surrounded Yue Zhong’s position.
On a high ground, there was a general who was in military uniform, standing straight as he touched his small mustache slightly. He ordered with a cold glint in his eyes, “Attack! Destroy the enemy, leave no one alive!”
This general was called Chen Du, the commander of the force attacking the outer city. He had led the operations against the Central City Guards.
With Chen Du’s orders, the 8 troops quickly launched a fearsome attack towards the area where Yue Zhong was.
Based on Yue Zhong’s current military force, any of the forces could easily wipe out Yue Zhong’s troops.
Seeing the approaching 8 units, Chen Tai’s eyes flashed with fear. However, he stood by Yue Zhong’s side resolutely. They already had no way of retreat, nor surrender. The rebel forces would not let them off.
Yue Zhong stood his ground, eyeing the surging forces with a cold laugh, “Shall we start?”
His pupils narrowed as he ordered, “Fire the cannons!”
Bai Yi’s eyes flashed with data, “Understood! Firing is beginning! Calculating location… Target set!”
At that instant, the heavy cannons that Yue Zhong managed to snatch began to adjust their angles, firing off a volley of shots.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
A bright flash went off in the sky, before landing on the ground. With each bright explosion, a huge number of soldiers would be obliterated, swallowed by the flames and devastation. There was no room for escape, and countless elite soldiers were turned to ash in seconds.
In a few breaths, everywhere Yue Zhong glanced, there were barely a hundred rebel soldiers at every corner. The rest had already been annihilated.
This was the true, terrifying might of a Super A.I. combined with advanced technology.
Yue Zhong spoke coldly, “Convey my orders!! Kill our way out!!”
Chen Tai was moved as he replied, “Yes! Sir!!”
“Kill!! Kill!! Kill!! Brothers, let’s slaughter our way out!!”
With enraged roars, Chen Tai brought the 2,000 City Guards out, rushing towards the rebel soldiers that outnumbered them.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
A number of huge, white explosions blasted in the midst of the rebel soldiers, enveloping them.
The morale of the rebel forces fell apart. Without any fighting spirit, they abandoned their armor, trampling over themselves.
Chen Du eyed the crumbling rebel forces and muttered in a daze, “How did it become like this? How did it become like this?! We were just gaining the advantage!! Why did we lose?! Why?!!”
One of the vice-commanders barked out, “General!! Get yourself together!! We have not lost yet! We still have a reserve troop. Do we send them to battle?!”
Chen Du was arrogant, but he was an exceptional general. Even when faced with such a minor character like Yue Zhong to him, he still kept the reserve troops, not deploying them.
He recovered quickly and passed down a flurry of orders, “Retreat!! Retreat immediately!! We don’t have any heavy weapons, if we fight with him, it will only wear down our fighting strength. Evacuate the troops, employ guerilla tactics to counterattack!”
Chapter 705: Occupying the Outer City!
Under Chen Du’s orders, the 8,000 reserve troops quickly dispersed out into countless smaller units, making use of the terrain to begin their counterattack. These soldiers were made up of the most elite soldiers under Chen Du. With their resistance, Chen Tai’s City Guards were forced to slow their advance.
Yue Zhong ordered, “Go, eradicate those who resist.”
Under Yue Zhong’s orders, 20 Reapers appeared, forming a unit under Bai Yi’s control. They rushed right into the fray of the battle.
When the 20 Reapers appeared, the energy shields absorbed the majority of the bullets from the rebel soldiers. At the same time, their lasers and electromagnetic cannons tore through the ranks of the rebel soldiers.
“It’s the Reapers!!”
The moment the 20 Reapers jumped into the fray, the rebels felt despair, their morale dropping once again.
One officer muttered absentmindedly, “Heavy firearms!! Where are our heavy weapons? Our cannons, missiles, Reapers?! Where did they go?”
The rebels had no heavy weapons and were as helpless as gun-wielding soldiers facing tanks. They could only be slaughtered, especially since the Reapers were under Bai Yi’s control. Thus, their accuracy was incredibly efficient. The rebel soldiers were simply defenseless.
After they resisted for a while, their defenses were finally broken through, and the entire unit collapsed. Many chose to flee, while the rest abandoned their weapons and surrendered.
Yue Zhong did not choose to chase after those soldiers after crushing them, instead, he turned the spearhead of the attack towards the outer city gates.
Although the outer gates had been constantly assaulted by the 4 Great Clans, the city wall was still an important structure in the hundreds of years. As the final stand, it was not so easy to destroy it even with heavy weapons.
At the same time, there were many armories outside the outer city gates, with huge amounts of firepower, Reapers, laser gun-mounted vehicles, electromagnetic cannons, as well as other heavy weapons inside.
These weapons had not been utilized earlier because of Yue Zhong and Bai Yi. Many of the weapons were automated or used computers to control. If the City Guards had used them, Bai Yi would have gained control in an instant and used them against the Imperial City.
There were many soldiers of the 4 Great Clans stationed outside the city gates. Many of them were devastated by the assault of those terrifying Reapers.
After half a day of battle, Yue Zhong finally brought the entire outer city under his control.
Along the way, with Chen Tai’s help, he had even enlisted over 5,000 City Guards, while making use of the Reapers to wipe out another 2,000 who were not willing to submit.
Once the gates fell into Yue Zhong’s hands, he quickly deployed men to activate the automated defense systems.
The Reapers, Mech Fighters, automatic laser weapons were all activated, swiftly occupying the various vantage points.
In the city, the forces of the 4 Great Clans also swiftly gathered, occupying the various defense points.
Inside a secret basement, the 4 Clan Lords were seated around a table.
Dou Meng’s pupils narrowed, “What do we do now? That fellow already controls the outer city. With his Super A.I., they will be able to gather an immense armored force to attack us. We will not be able to hold out.”
If the Super A.I. in Yue Zhong’s hands could gain enough automated weapons, it would be able to unleash a terrifying might. The 4 Great Clans were extremely clear about this, it was precisely because of this that they had decided to do away with Yue Zhong right after Wei Ming Qing’s death. However, they had underestimated Yue Zhong, failing to kill him. Instead, they had allowed him to counterattack with intensity.
Zhao Sheng hesitated a while before replying, “We can gather all the upper clans in the city to fight against him together. He has only about 10,000 people, while we can deploy 100,000. It should be enough to defeat him.”
Lu Yi snorted coldly, “100,000. It’s not as if you guys don’t know what quality those 100,000 are. Among them, the only true soldiers number only about 20,000. And they were those who had just been beaten back by Yue Zhong. The rest of the 80,000 soldiers are just a motley bunch. There might be some experts among them, but against Yue Zhong’s armored unit, they would be able to take down a few Reapers and that’s it. Furthermore, they are just a bunch of wildcards. If we succeed, it’s not too bad, but who knows if they’ll stab us in the back if things go awry.
The moment the 4 Great Clans acted, most of the upper clans had joined in their rebellion. These various factions sent their own private armies and equipment. After facing Wei Ming Qing, over 20,000 of these soldiers had either died or were heavily injured, leaving only 80,000.
This 80,000 riff-raff, adding on to the 20,000 elites of the 4 Great Clans, formed the current army within the inner city.
The private forces of the upper clans had little to no training while bullying some citizens was no problem, in an actual military battle, they were weak. During the attack on the inner city, 5,000 City Guards were enough to slaughter over 100,000 of the private forces. This was already a testimony to the weakness of the private soldiers.
Hearing Lu Yi’s words, everyone fell silent. They were clear, that in the face of Yue Zhong’s armored units, the 100,000 would not be able to withstand.
As long as the casualty rate reached a certain degree, those riff-raff would likely submit to Yue Zhong, after all, the majority of them had no enmity with Yue Zhong.
After a moment of silence, Chen Mu suddenly spoke up, “Let’s try talking to him.”
Dou Meng voiced his concern, “I’m afraid that he’s not willing. He already has the upper hand, if he’s vicious enough, he could wipe us all out.”
Chen Mu continued slowly, “As long as he accepts us, we can crown him the Emperor of Cloud Region!”
Zhao Sheng frowned and barked out, “I object!! It was enough with a single Wei Ming Qing, if Yue Zhong really became the Emperor, with his Super A.I., we do not have a shred of bargaining power against him.”
Chen Mu replied coldly, “When Wei Ming Qing was around, was there anything our 4 Great Clans could do? If it was not for Yue Zhong and his Super A.I., we could not have overthrown Wei Ming Qing at all! And now, are we able to stop him from ascending the throne?”
Lu Yi retorted, “Even if we don’t have the strength to stop him, without us, he can forget about ascension being an easy feat.”
Chen Mu nodded, “That’s right, and that’s the only bargaining chip we have, that we must take out.”
Controlling a city was not an easy matter. Yue Zhong did not have a foothold at all. If he wanted to control the city, he would need a lot of energy. If he was to become King, many of the upper clans might proclaim their loyalty and obedience, but there would still be undercurrents.
Inside the room, silence fell upon them once more.
After a long while, Dou Meng spoke slowly, “Let’s send Lu Hua over now”
Soon, an enhanced motorcycle shot towards the outer city gates like the gust of a wind.
On the city walls, a number of City Guards were standing at various vantage points, while Yue Zhong observed the surroundings while pacing up and down the place.
Phantom was following behind him, eyeing this man with a complicated gaze. This person had actually pulled out a troop from within the mayhem and took control of the most important city walls. Currently, with the help of his Super A.I., he had already become the person with the strongest military might within a day.
Chen Tai, who was beside Yue Zhong, suddenly asked, “Sir, may I ask, why aren’t we attacking the inner city? With my troops’ strength, it is definitely enough to crush the rebels.”
Chen Tai had just submitted to Yue Zhong not too long ago. He hoped to use the various battles to prove his loyalty and gain merit.
With the various heavy firepower, Chen Tai had the confidence that with 500 men, they could annihilate the 100,000 men in the inner city.
Yue Zhong had the weapons and the Super A.I. It was practically a fully armed U.S. troop against knife-wielding backward barbarians. There was simply no comparison between both parties.
Yue Zhong eyed the inner city and spoke slowly, “I’m waiting for some people. If they’re smart, they would send some people over today. I will wait until tomorrow the latest. If those rebel heads are still stubborn, then, no mercy to them.”
One soldier came running over at that time, “Sir! There’s an envoy requesting your audience.”
Yue Zhong replied indifferently, “Bring him over.”
Soon, a smart-looking man with decent features appeared. He was wearing a suit and had short, black hair. He saluted as he saw Yue Zhong, “Zhou Xin greets Sir Yue Zhong!”
Yue Zhong turned around and had an indifferent expression, “Speak your mind.”
Zhou Xin looked at him and spoke, “Sir, your talents are heaven-defying and you have eradicated the evil demon Wei Ming Qing, saving the lives of millions here in Cloud Region, and you’re the savior of Cloud Region! Our Zhou Clan is representing the entire Cloud Region and hopes that you, Sir, can ascend the throne and become the new Emperor.”
Chapter 706: Seeking Peace!
Yue Zhong laughed blandly when he heard it. He had never intended to become an Emperor. It was a position that was thrown into the various corners of history.
Right now, China was in turmoil, with zombies and Mutant Beasts roaming everywhere. Should Yue Zhong declare himself as Emperor, even his subordinates would give up on him.
Yuan Shi Kai had suffered greatly due to his obsession of being Emperor. In the end, he had died helplessly. It did not matter who the Emperor was through the ages, power changed hands constantly. If Yue Zhong really wanted to be the Emperor, he would have to slaughter many people, only then, could he truly become one.
When he had started establishing his cabinets, he was very clear about this from the get-go. It was meant to emulate the governments of prior to the apocalypse, without too much innovation. He just wanted to possess the most power and authority, dictating over everyone else. He was not interested in being an ‘Emperor’.
Yue Zhong continued, “Forget about being an Emperor. Zhou Xin, I hope that your Zhou family can assist me in controlling the situation in the city. As long as you can accomplish this, I will not mistreat your Zhou family.”
Zhou Xin’s face fell slightly, as he raised his voice just a bit, “Your Majesty, you are the Heaven’s chosen, the King of the people. Please ascend the throne and give the citizens a peace of mind.”
Regardless of whoever the Emperor was, before he ascended, they would usually pretend to push off the ascension. At that point, the subjects had to act their part and coax the Emperor-to-be constantly.
Zhou Xin had assumed that Yue Zhong was just going through the formalities, and did not expect Yue Zhong to be disinterested in being the Emperor.
Hearing Zhou Xin’s words, Yue Zhong frowned.
Just then, a soldier came up to Yue Zhong and reported, “Sir, the 4 Great Clans had sent an envoy.”
Zhou Xin’s face fell when he heard that. It had not been easy for their Zhou Clan to get this opportunity, he was not willing to give the opportunity to someone else.
Another middle-aged man in a suit and short hair with an elegant demeanor came up to Yue Zhong, saluting him, “Lu Hua greets Sir Yue Zhong!!”
The City Guards on the wall glared at Lu Hua, their eyes filled with animosity. This time, if it was not for the rebellion of the 4 Great Clans, they would not be in this mess.
Yue Zhong shot him a cold glare, his tony icy, “You still dare to see me? Aren’t you afraid that I’ll kill you?”
Not too long ago, the 4 Great Clans had stabbed Yue Zhong in the back. If it was not for Yue Zhong being constantly on guard against them, even if his strength was overbearing, he would have been killed by them. He was filled with disgust and hate for them.
“Sir Yue Zhong, it had truly been our fault. Let me represent the 4 Clans to express our apologies.” Lu Hua bowed deeply.
Lu Hua then looked straight at Yue Zhong, “Sir, in order to show our sincerest apologies, our 4 Clan Heads had decided to confer upon you the Lord of Cloud Region, ascending to be the Emperor! With our support, it will naturally be easier to control the Capital. If you insist on battling us, then, even if you win, it would be at a huge cost!”
Yue Zhong frowned once more. He could not disagree with what Lu Hua said. In terms of a frontal clash, he held the advantage of the armored units and City Guards, enabling him to wipe out the 4 Great Clans.
However, they had built up their foundations for countless years, their relationships with the various clans deep and complex. Other than that, there were many pawns of theirs everywhere.
If Yue Zhong forcefully wiped out the 4 Great Clans, it would take a long time to restabilize society, as well as funds and resources into developing a department specially to weed out spies and rebels.
At this time, Yue Zhong’s communicator on his wrist vibrated, He opened it up, only to see Han Qiong with a pale expression.
Han Qiong reported, “Sir, things are bad. The sentry officers at the Xue Luo Forts have discovered numerous Dino-people marching on towards the Forts. Zheng Yan He has already deployed a unit to go and impede them. However, the results are unclear at the moment. Based on his judgment, this time, there seem to be at least 2 Dino-Kingdoms that joined forces. He is requesting aid.
Yue Zhong’s face turned ugly. He knew the strength of the Dino-Kingdoms. At that time, the Stego-King had just sent out a small part of his troops, and it was already enough to sweep through Green Region. Had Yue Zhong not made use of the Green Lake to flood the entire place, the Stego-Kingdom might have already conquered Green Region.
If 2 Kingdoms joined hands, then no matter how strong the Xue Luo Fort was, it would be hard to hold their ground.
Yue Zhong continued gravely, “Has our men verified it?”
Han Qiong’s face was serious, “Lai Wei had already taken some men to go scout. It is as Zheng Yan He said, there are countless Dino-warriors marching towards us. As to whether it is 2 Kingdoms or not, she isn’t too clear.”
Yue Zhong declared, “Hand the 3,000 soldiers that we had captured previously over to Zheng Yan He, together with their equipment. Once things happen, support him as best as you can.”
If the lips are gone, the teeth will be cold. Should anything happened to the Xue Luo Forts, the entire Cloud Region would be at the mercy of the Dino-race. They will farm the humans just as Wei Ming Qing did, producing Blood Honey for their own sake. Cloud Region would become hell then.
Han Qiong responded, “Understood!”
After ending the conversation, Yue Zhong went over to Lu Hua and spoke coldly, “I can forgive the mistakes of the 4 Clans. However, I want you guys to hand over all your troops now. Otherwise, if it comes down to me having to break you guys, I will not leave a single soul alive. Is that clear?”
Right now, Cloud Region was about to enter its most dangerous period. If the humans within could not be united, then once the Dino-warriors arrived, humans would perish.
If all the elites could be commanded by Yue Zhong, he could produce another unit that would be fully equipped. If the 4 Clans insisted on keeping their troops, then Yue Zhong had to keep some troops aside to keep them in check. It was not acceptable to him.
Lu Hua’s face turned incredibly ugly, “Sir, I don’t have that authority.”
Yue Zhong’s expression turned dark as he waved his hands, “You can go and tell someone who has the authority. You only have one night. Do not test my patience. If you submit to me, I can guarantee that your personal wealth and people would be safe. Go against me, I shall be ruthless.”
Lu Hua bowed and left, albeit with a bitter expression, “Yes!”
Yue Zhong then faced Zhou Xin, “Zhou Xin!”
“What does Sir have for me?”
Yue Zhong’s gaze was cold, “Go tell your Clan to make sure to convey my orders. All the upper clans are to submit to me, and their military forces handed to me by tomorrow. Those who do, I will leave their personal property alone. If not, I will send my army out to wipe out those who disobey.”
Zhou Xin detected the strong bloody intent in Yue Zhong’s words, and his body trembled, “Your Majesty, relax, our Zhou Clan will definitely convey your words. We will lead the rest in handing our forces over as well.”
Yue Zhong patted his Zhou Xin’s shoulders, “Good! As long as you’re loyal, I will not mistreat you.”
Zhou Xin trembled in excitement, “Thank you, Your Majesty, thank you!”
“You may go.”
“Your Majesty, this is the most beautiful ‘pearl’ of our clan, Zhou Xuan. We hope that you will take her in as your imperial concubine.”
Zhou Xin retrieved a projection box, and with a bright flash, an image of a beautiful 16 or 17-year-old appeared. Her skin was fair and her figure voluptuous, while her legs were long and slender.
The projection box utilized the most advanced holographic technology, allowing a person’s image to be captured and displayed in an extremely life-like manner.
Yue Zhong replied blandly, “I’m not interested in becoming an Emperor. However, I can allow her to be my woman.”
Right now, a political marriage could appease Zhou Clan, and it was a necessary move. Although Yue Zhong was not a politician, as he grew and matured, he learned some things as well.
Zhou Xin was excited as he grinned, “Thank you, Your Majesty!! Thank you!”
If they could join the future lord of Cloud Region through marriage, the Zhou Clan would definitely have a bright future. As long as they were careful, riches and power would be theirs.
The Zhou Clan knew that Yue Zhong had the Super A.I. Bai Yi and he had already gained the loyalty of the Central City Guards. With the weapons in the outer city, it was not impossible for him to reign with an iron fist. By relying on such strength, as long as he did not make a stupid mistake, it would be soon when the whole Cloud Region was his to command. It was because of this that the Zhou Clan decided to stake their all on Yue Zhong.
Within a basement inside the city, Lu Hua conveyed Yue Zhong’s words to the 4 leaders.
Dou Meng asked in a sullen voice, “What do you guys think?”
Chen Mu replied, “Agree. As long as our people can be spared, everything can be restarted.”
Lu Yi spoke up after a while, “We can agree. He needs our help in maintaining order right now. That way, we definitely have cards for our comeback.”
Their gazes fell on Zhao Sheng.
Zhao Sheng fell silent for a while before sighing, “Looks like we can only agree now.”
Chapter 707: Government!
After the 4 Great Clans chose to submit, the control of the forces was quickly handed over to Yue Zhong. With their current military might and weapons, it was impossible to contend with Yue Zhong and his Super A.I. If they insisted on battling, their blood would flow and to Yue Zhong, he just had to spend more time to gain total control over the capital.
When they had passed the authority of the forces to Yue Zhong, the rest of the upper clans were convinced by the Zhou Clan to also hand over their forces.
There were some clans that were not willing to submit, but they were quickly taken care of with some deployed troops. Since blood was shed, the rest began to cooperate obediently.
Those hooligans and thugs seeking to take advantage of the mayhem to rob, rape, and pillage were all rounded up and executed swiftly.
The 4 Great Clans and Zhou Clan also kept their word, activating their forces to help maintain peace in the Capital. With their help, the chaos in the Capital was quickly quelled.
Inside the Capital, a military vehicle stopped right outside of the Zhou Clan. The doors opened, and Yue Zhong got out quickly, dressed in a black outfit.
In front of the Zhou Manor, the people of the Zhou Clan were all gathered and awaiting Yue Zhong’s arrival.
Seeing Yue Zhong get down from the vehicle, Zhou Wang came forward and announced with respect, “Your Majesty has graced us with your presence, your subject Zhou Wang is lacking in manners, please pardon your subject.”
The rest of the Zhou Manor also chimed in unison, “Greetings your Majesty!”
Although Yue Zhong did not officially ascend to the throne, within the Capital, everyone had taken him to be the Emperor already.
After he had gained his authority, he did not mistreat his subjects nor indulge in pretty women and luxury. Instead, he enforced strict military training, implementing laws for the better of the people, carrying out his duties diligently. This led everyone to feel more assured.
With his current strength, unless he committed something as crazy as Wei Ming Qing, it was not impossible for him to consolidate and unite the whole Cloud Region.
Yue Zhong swiftly replied, “Zhou Clan Head, enough with the formalities. This time, it was mainly due to your family’s contributions. I will not forget this.”
Zhou Wang’s heart was elated, but he continued to wear a respectful expression, “Thank you, Your Majesty.”
Within the crowd, a little girl who had extremely adorable looks shot a gaze over at Yue Zhong.
He returned the look, and the girl lowered her head flusteredly, as her face flushed.
Yue Zhong chuckled and went into the manor.
Zhou Wang, who had been observing carefully, smiled till his eyes were shut, keeping this little exchange between Yue Zhong and the girl in mind.
In the hall, Yue Zhong sat on the main seat, while Zhou Wang sat beside him.
Yue Zhong immediately went straight to the point, “Zhou Clan Head, this time, I’m here hoping that you’ll join the government that I’m setting up, and work for me.”
Zhou Wang frowned when he heard that, “Why a government?”
Yue Zhong chuckled and explained to him the structure and responsibilities that came with it.
When Zhou Wang heard it all, his face glowered in excitement, replying, “Thank you Your Majesty! Your subject Zhou Wang will not let your expectations of me down!”
The government or cabinet held most of the authority and power over the citizens, with every single member owning a voice or vote.
When the past system of Cloud Region was the imperialistic rule with a single Emperor, all the power belonged to Wei Ming Qing alone. He made the decisions for a vast majority of things. However, Yue Zhong was now willing to place that authority in the hands of a cabinet, this was naturally good news to Zhou Wang.
After he calmed himself down, he asked, “Your Majesty, how many people will the cabinet be made up of?”
Yue Zhong replied, “11. Currently, there are 5 people confirmed. The 4 Clan Heads as well as yourself. I’ll gather the rest in time to come.”
With the 4 Clan Heads delivering the private troops to Yue Zhong, taking the initiative to help Yue Zhong calm the chaos within the Capital, he had to give them something back too.
Zhou Wang nodded, he could not help but admire this move of Yue Zhong.
Right now, the Capital needed stability the most. By allowing the 4 Great Clans to be in the cabinet, they know that they possess some authority, and hence, it would help stroke their ego. At the same time, with 11 people in the cabinet, the 4 of them would not possess too much of a power, overriding anyone else. The 6 empty seats would thus provide an opportunity for the other upper clans to submit to Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong then looked at Zhou Wang directly, “Zhou Family Head, this time, I’m here for another matter as well. I heard that your ancestor helped to design and construct the Imperial Palace. I would like to know where the armory is?”
The Imperial City was where the Emperor’s Wei Clan resided in. Yue Zhong had already sent men to comb the area over and discovered many Mutant Beast nuclei and weapon storage facilities. They even discovered an underground missile base, and yet, there was no treasury that belonged to Wei Ming Qing alone.
Due to the intelligence from some insiders, Yue Zhong knew that Wei Ming Qing possessed a Type 6 Mutant Beast nuclei. It was the energy source that could power the ultimate weapon Raytheon cannon.
The Type 6 Mutant Beast nucleus was extremely important to Yue Zhong. If he could gain it, any of his Type 4 Mutant Beasts could directly evolve to the Type 5 stage. He could also create a Type 6 Puppet Rune, then seek an opportunity to bring a Type 6 Mutant Beast or Type 6 Divine Warrior under his control.
Other than the Type 6 Nucleus, there was likely various strange stones that the Wei Clan had accumulated over the years, once Yue Zhong gained them, his strength would undergo another transformation again.
Zhou Wang thought deep, his brows furrowing as he went through the various rooms mentally. His eyes suddenly brightened, “The Bi Tao Lake! If Wei Ming Qing had hidden anything, it will most likely be there!”
Once Yue Zhong obtained his information, he immediately turned to leave, “Bi Tao Lake? Ok, thanks!”
Yue Zhong had seen Wei Ming Qing emerge from the lake and originally thought that Wei Ming Qing had been cultivating at the bottom of the lake. Now, it seemed that it was likely that Wei Ming Qing was training in his secret room within the lake.
After Yue Zhong left, Zhou Wang’s eyes scrunched up in a smile, as he ordered, “Get Zhou Xin over here.”
Zhou Xin came quickly, “Clan Head, what’s the matter?”
Zhou Wang spoke lowly, “Go arrange for Zhou Xuan to be sent to the Imperial Palace.”
Zhou Xin was taken aback, “Clan Head, didn’t we agree for her to be sent over only after everything settles down?”
In response, Zhou Wang sighed, “It’s different now. Yue Zhong is, after all, a young hero. Those old foxes will catch on. In order to secure a seat in the cabinet, they will resort to any means available. If Xuan’er goes too late, I’m afraid she might not stand a chance with Yue Zhong. I think that he took a liking to her, so we’d better strike while the iron’s hot.”
It was not too long ago where the upper clans were still maintaining wariness against Yue Zhong. They wanted to see what kind of a leader he was. A person with strength might not necessarily be a good leader. If he had turned out to be some brawn-with-no-brain, they would not bet on him.
However, once they ascertain that he was someone capable of great things, they will fight to offer their daughters out, to make him a family member through marriage. Although Zhou Xuan was cute, it was unlikely that she could win the other females. If she could first leave an impression on Yue Zhong, then it will help her future.
“Yes!” Zhou Xin responded respectfully and dismissed himself.
When Yue Zhong left the Zhou Clan, he went directly straight to the palace.
After the rebellion, many of the structures within the palace had been damaged. Holes could be seen everywhere, but even so, the entire place still looked remarkable.
Yue Zhong did not seem to mind those holes and chose to stay reside within the palace. After all, it was the center of the Capital, and there was nowhere else like it.
As he passed through the corridors, he finally came to the Bi Tao Lake.
The lake was vast, almost twice as large as China’s West Lake. The surface of the lake was somewhat green in color, as though it harbored some terrifying monster underneath.
Yue Zhong eyed the lake and could feel that there was some threat from the lake, although he was not too sure what it was.
It was precisely because he felt that danger, that he did not immediately jump into the lake to investigate.
After a moment’s hesitation, Yue Zhong put on the Sea Mask, channeling his Dark Dou Qi, and jumped into the lake.
It was unclear how deep the lake was, and underwater, the scenery was almost entirely black. There was no light, and it seemed extremely insidious.
However, to Yue Zhong, who had Night Vision, he could peer deep through the waters, noticing that there were plenty of Mutant Beasts at the bottom of the lake. They were like snakes, about 10m long, and were covered with black scales. Most importantly, they had no eyes.
Yue Zhong’s Eye of Perception kicked in and revealed information on these beasts, “Type 4 Mutant Beast, Eyeless Beast. Incredibly ferocious water-based Mutant Beasts. Their speed is extremely fast and live in swarms. Their teeth are sharp, and can tear through the scales of Type 6 Mutant Beasts.”
He stared at them and felt his scalp go numb.
Chapter 708: Eyeless Beasts!
The bodies of these Eyeless Beasts seemed no different from ordinary Mutant Beasts. However, they were Type 4 existences, and that meant, there was definitely something terrifying about them.
What caused Yue Zhong’s scalp to go numb was that from what he could observe, there were more than a hundred of them in his line of sight.
The lake was extremely vast, and if he were to estimate the number based on the proximity that he was seeing, it was likely that there were over a thousand of them.
If a thousand of these monsters were to be unleashed, even a Type 5 Mutant Beast would be consumed till only the bones were left.
Although Yue Zhong was strong, facing a thousand of these freaks would spell his death.
When he saw these Eyeless Beasts resting, he twisted around and swam towards the shore.
At this moment, a Mutant Black Fish of about 10m swam near the bottom of the lake.
One of the Eyeless Beast about a hundred meters away from it suddenly sprang into action, It reached the Mutant Black Fish in seconds and opened its jaws to chomp down on that unsuspecting Mutant Black Fish.
With a loud crack, the Mutant Black Fish could not even react and its head was directly crushed by the jaws of the Type 4 Eyeless Beast. Fresh blood spread out in the water.
The blood immediately attracted the rest of the Eyeless Beasts, each of them shooting towards the corpse of the Mutant Black Fish like lightning bolts.
In a matter of seconds, the entire Mutant Black Fish was consumed.
Yue Zhong saw this and his heart turned cold. In the waters, his combat strength would not even reach such a terrifying level. The Mutant Black Fish was so easily taken out by those Eyeless Beast. If it were him there, facing those Eyeless Beasts, he would likely be destroyed in a second as well.
Yue Zhong swam to the shore and frowned while pondering, “What do I do?”
Yue Zhong did not know how Wei Ming Qing got in and out freely. This was a lake where even a Type 6 expert could be torn to pieces. Now that Wei Ming Qing was dead, finding out how to reach the bottom of the lake had become a difficult thing.
“Drain the water out?”
Yue Zhong continued to stare at the lake with a vexed expression. If he drained the waters, he could deploy the army to clear up all the beasts in the water. However, it would take an indeterminate amount of time, and what he lacked now was time.
He thought hard and long and did away with a few conjectures. He suddenly thought of the scene where the Mutant Black Fish was torn to bits, and his eyes brightened up. With a communicator device, he issued an order to Bai Yi.
Soon, under Bai Yi’s deployment, all the battle personnel were in place.
Having made his preparations, Yue Zhong came to the side of the lake, pulling out a bottle full of Type 5 Mutant Beast blood, and poured it slowly into the lake.
The blood of a Type 5 Mutant Beast was a huge boon to most Mutant Beasts, helping to push their evolution. The moment the blood entered the water, the lake started to churn. Many Mutant Prawns, Mutant Crabs, and Mutant Lice swam over, fighting to take in the blood of the Type 5 Mutant BEast.
One particular Type 3 Mutant Water Centipede charged out with its sharp pincers and sucked in deep. A huge number of the smaller Mutant Beasts were all drawn into its mouth. It then clamped down and crushed down on those Mutant Beasts.
The various aquatic Mutant Beasts swam over.
In order to obtain the Type 5 blood, many larger ones began to attack the weaker Mutant Beasts, sucking them all into their stomachs.
Yue Zhong poured half the bottle into the lake, before pouring the rest outwards.
Attracted by the scent of the blood, many more low-level Mutant Beasts began to swarm over.
Yue Zhong watched the horde of low-level Mutant Beasts and frowned. He pulled out his Type 5 Black Tooth Blade and slashed out, slaughtering them with ease. The precious Type 5 blood was not for these low-level Mutant Beasts.
The low-level Mutant Beasts were killed easily by Yue Zhong. With his Type 5 Divine Warrior strength, it was not tiring to deal a thousand of them.
After killing a hundred of them, the water suddenly churned violently. At that instant, one of the Eyeless Beast shot out from the water, opening its huge jaws to bite down on the Type 3 Mutant Water Centipede. The jaws of the Eyeless Beast crushed the head of the Mutant Water Centipede like it was nothing.
The water churned even more, as numerous Eyeless Beasts shot out from the water, pouncing on the various large aquatic Mutant Beasts. They opened their jaws and clamped down on those defenseless beasts.
Yue Zhong was about 20m from the shore. He saw one Type 3 Mutant Black Fish that was over 30m in length, the size of a house, being pounced on by one of the Eyeless Beasts. The monster bit out a hole in the head and burrowed in.
The gigantic Type 3 Black Fish struggled for a while, before floating lifelessly. The Eyeless Beast emerged from another part of the body, covered in blood, looking extremely terrifying.
These Eyeless Beasts were obviously the overlords of this Bi Tao Lake, the moment they appeared, the rest of the Mutant Beasts began to flee.
Yue Zhong saw the rest of the Mutant Beasts disappearing, and hurried to scatter the remaining Type 5 Mutant Beast blood. At the same time, he took out some slabs of Type 5 Beast meat and threw them to the ground.
The moment the blood splattered, the Eyeless Beasts swarmed over like flies, pouncing towards Yue Zhong as well.
When they got on land, their speed was still as terrifying, slithering on the ground viciously. It was a horrifying scene that caused people to fear.
Yue Zhong dodged and continued to throw out slabs of Type 5 Beast Meat, attracting those Eyeless Beasts.
In just a few breaths, Yue Zhong had lured over dozens of those beasts to leave the lake.
At that moment, numerous Mech Fighters and 20 Reapers appeared, firing their lasers and electromagnetic beams at the Eyeless Beasts.
With Bai Yi’s accurate calculations, the beams rained down on the Eyeless Beasts, punching them full of holes.
Immediately, 7 of them writhed in pools of blood, struggling violently.
In retaliation, some of them lunged towards the Reapers that had appeared in front of them.
The Reapers opened up their energy shields, and the teeth of the Eyeless Beasts sunk into the shields but were unable to proceed further.
The electronic eyes of the Reapers flashed, as they slashed out with their alloy blades. The large blades came slashing down with immense force, slicing up the Eyeless Beasts, leaving them writhing in agony.
A Type 4 Mutant Beast nucleus was a rare resource in places like the Green Region. However, in Cloud Region, with the existences of the powerful Reapers, it was not uncommon to obtain Type 4 Nuclei.
At the same time, due to the abundant resources and technology, Cloud Region was able to produce many experts, thus there were a decent number of Type 5 experts.
With Yue Zhong’s specially set up ambush, the battle lasted for about 4 minutes, and 30 Eyeless Beasts were either killed or heavily injured.
When the remaining 7 Eyeless Beasts saw that things were not going well, they swiftly fled towards the lake. Although Type 4 Mutant Beasts were generally still low on the intelligence quotient, when they meet an existence they could not defeat, they would flee as it was in their nature to survive.
As the 7 Eyeless Beasts were fleeing, Yue Zhong swiftly turned around, activating his Summon Tamed Beasts technique. Turtle climbed out from the void and opened its huge mouth, blasting cold air and freezing one of the Eyeless Beast.
The moment Turtle appeared, it channeled its innate ability. The freezing field spread out and caused 4 of them to freeze instantly.
Yue Zhong channeled the Dark Dou Qi, wielding his Black Tooth Blade as he charged towards the remaining 3 Eyeless Beasts.
In a flash, Yue Zhong had already appeared in front of one of the Eyeless Beast.
The Eyeless Beast snarled and opened its huge mouth, lunging towards Yue Zhong with its jaws opened. Its speed was extremely quick, and a Type 5 Divine Warrior might not be able to evade. The strength of the Eyeless Beasts might not be able to match Type 3 Mutant Beasts, but when they pounced, their speed was terrifying.
Yue Zhong did not dodge nor evade. His Dark Dou Qi covered his entire body, he waved his Black Tooth Blade at the Eyeless Beast, channeling the Dark Dou Qi into his Black Tooth Blade. His flurry of attacks immediately sliced the Eyeless Beast into two from its head down.
After the Dark Dou Qi was enhanced to the Fourth Order +3, Yue Zhong was able to enhance any weapons he used with it, exhibiting more of its might.
After killing one of them, Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a cold glint, as he charged for the 2 remaining ones. With his blade trailing behind him, the 2 Eyeless Beasts were soon made short work of.
Chapter 709: The Gate of Hell Reappears!
The Eyeless Beasts were Type 4 Mutant Beasts after all. They had a terrifying regeneration speed, and those who were sliced in two by those Reapers continued to struggle.
Yue Zhong darted about, appearing before one particular Eyeless Beast. His right fist was covered in Dark Dou Qi and he slammed down viciously on the head of the Eyeless Beast.
The Eyeless Beast let out a howl of anguish, as strange liquid flowed out of its mouth. Its lower body continued to thrash about.
Yue Zhong continued to rain blows harshly, his right fist covered with the Dark Dou Qi. It was like having two sledgehammers pummeling the head of the Eyeless Beast.
Yue Zhong was a true Type 5 Divine Warrior after all. With the enhancement of his Dark Dou Qi, his strength that exploded out far surpassed any humans of the same realm. He was even stronger than a Mid-Grade Dino-General. Most Type 4 Mutant Beasts could not afford to underestimate his strength.
The Type 4 Eyeless Beast struggled for a long while, before it finally crumpled, obviously near death.
With a tap of Yue Zhong’s hand, he sent a Type 4 Puppet Rune into the beast, overriding its will.
After subjugating this beast, Yue Zhong then gave a vial of Type 5 Mutant Blood and a Type 4 Beast nucleus to it.
Upon swallowing those, the Type 4 Eyeless Beast quickly recovered, regenerating a lower body.
The regeneration of a Type 4 Mutant Beast was terrifying. It was even stronger than Yue Zhong with his Regeneration skill. With enough energy, a beast could swiftly regain limbs and lost body parts.
Having controlled it, Yue Zhong dashed towards the various Type 4 Eyeless Beasts. Under his assault, they were heavily injured, before made into his puppets.
Since Yue Zhong had conquered the 8 Xue Luo Forts, he had obtained a huge number of Type 4 Nuclei and could create many Type 4 Puppet Runes as he wished.
Soon, of the dozens of Type 4 Eyeless Beasts on land, 23 had been subjugated by Yue Zhong, turned into his puppets.
He then continued to use the same methods to lure more Eyeless Beasts up on land after that.
Very soon, many dozens were attracted up, while Yue Zhong continued to attack, bringing another 18 Eyeless Beasts under him.
After numerous repetitions, Yue Zhong finally gained 75 Eyeless Beasts.
It was difficult for him to lure any more beyond that.
He looked at the 75 Eyeless Beasts laying quietly on the ground, emitting a terrifying aura and his eyes flashed with appreciation, “I think this should be enough.”
If these 75 Eyeless Beasts were to attack a Type 5 aquatic Mutant Beast, it would be possible for them to ravage it.
With them as his underwater guard, Yue Zhong felt safer about entering Bi Tao Lake.
“Let’s go!” He came to the lake and gave an order. The 75 Type 4 Eyeless Beasts quickly dived in like coiling dragons.
Yue Zhong put on the Sea Mask as well and entered the water.
When they submerged themselves, no beasts dared to approach Yue Zhong with his 75 Eyeless Beasts as guards.
Along the way, the Sea Mask allowed him to have the ability to see clearly underwater, while the Night Vision ability allowed him to peer into the dark. With these 2, he was able to make out what the situation was like beneath Bi Tao Lake.
At the deepest part of the lake, there was a region that was covered with an energy shield. No aquatic Mutant Beasts were lurking within, at the same time, there were no Mutant Beasts within the region of 10m of the shield as well.
Yue Zhong had not dived in for long, but 2 Eyeless Beasts suddenly stirred about 300m away, as though they had caught the scent of humans, and darted towards him.
The moment those 2 Eyeless Beasts moved, Yue Zhong commanded his troop of Eyeless Beasts to attack them as well.
In an instant, his team of Eyeless Beasts tore into the 2 poor monsters, their sharp teeth sinking into their flesh. Within seconds, the 2 of them were torn to shreds.
With the protection of the 75 Eyeless Beasts, Yue Zhong quickly arrived at the location of the energy shield. He passed through it without any problems. It seemed that the energy shield could not prevent humans from entering or leaving.
One of the Eyeless Beasts touched the shield and was instantly electrocuted and shuddered, before crumpling to one side.
Yue Zhong swiftly ordered, “Disperse, guard the area!”
With that order, the remaining Eyeless Beasts spread out right outside of the energy shield.
They covered a large area, standing guard for Yue Zhong.
As for Yue Zhong, he came up to an alloy door and noticed that there was a palm-shaped box right outside the door. It was evidently a fingerprint scanner of some sorts.
Since Yue Zhong did not have Wei Ming Qing’s prints, he pulled out the tablet with Bai Yi and spoke, “Open the door.”
Data flashed across Bai Yi’s eyes, and soon, there was a robotic voice from within the door, “No issues with identification. S-Class clearance. Please enter!”
The door opened swiftly, revealing a lit tunnel.
Yue Zhong walked right in, following it for about 10km, before arriving at a lavish treasury.
The treasury was about 1sq km and 20m in height. There were many chests filled with Mutant Beast nuclei.
Other than those nuclei, there were also 3,000 sets of Type 4 Battle Suits, each fitted with Type 4 Nuclei, as well as a 100 of the rarer Type 5 Battle Suits, fitted with Type 5 Nuclei.
In the past, the strongest human expert would at most reach Type 5 in this Third World. Hence, the design of the Battle Suits reached Type 5 at most. After all, even if a Type 6 Battle Suit was produced successfully if no human could unleash its full potential, then it was for naught.
Other than these nuclei, there were also sorts of strange and extraterrestrial-looking gems. Each of them could easily be sold for an exorbitant price outside.
Yue Zhong did not look at the precious stones and gems longer than necessary. Instead, he made a beeline for the crystal podium in the center of the treasury.
Right on the podium, there was a fist-sized nucleus that was slightly blue in color. It was likely the Type 6 Mutant Beast nucleus. The entire Cloud Region only had this one Type 6 Nucleus.
Yue Zhong took the Type 6 Nucleus from the podium, keeping it inside his Storage Ring.
“Is this Blood Honey?” After keeping the Type 6 Nucleus, he swept a glance across the room, and discovered vats filled blood. The color of the blood was thicker than any other Blood Honey he had seen, and they were emitting a strong bloody scent.
Yue Zhong stared at the Blood Honey, thinking about the millions of people sacrificed by Wei Ming Qing to obtain this. He felt uncomfortable but still kept them in his Storage Ring with a wave of his hands.
“Ah! There’s another secret passage!”
Yue Zhong kept all the treasures and combed the area once more carefully, discovering a secret tunnel.
He followed the passage, and after some time, he walked right out into a valley.
“That!! That’s the Gate of Hell! It’s actually the Gate of Hell!!”
The moment Yue Zhong walked out of the tunnel, he saw the distinctive Gate of Hell about 100m away from him. It had countless engravings of skeletons, monsters, Mutant Beasts, emitting an ancient, archaic aura.
He came in front of it, his right hand touching the closed Gate. Suddenly, there was a notification, “You’ve already accomplished the mission to open the Gate of Hell. Do you want to open this Gate that leads to the Second World? Once you do, the gate will not be closed, until you complete the gate-closing mission.”
Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold and made a decision immediately, “No! Don’t open it yet!”
It was not the time to open the Gate of Hells yet.
Yue Zhong felt some relief in his heart, “Finally! The people of Cloud Region finally have a road of retreat.”
The Cloud Region was surrounded by mountains on all sides, with the Xue Luo Forts being the only way to enter and exit. While such an amazing terrain provided a natural defense and made it hard to attack, it was also a dead-end for the humans. Should the Xue Luo Forts get breached, the people of Cloud Region would have no way of retreat.
With the Gate of Hell, there was finally a chance of retreat and survival.
He swiftly walked out of the valley and noticed that it was linked to the Capital. It was obviously a path of retreat for the Wei Clan. Unfortunately, before it could be utilized, the Wei Clan had been eradicated.
Chapter 710: Battle at the Xue Luo Forts!
About 5 kilometers away from the Xue Luo Guards, there were many tents set up, the entire patch of the forest looking like a huge army camp.
The Dino-Warriors were thick-skinned and were not particular. There were no problems for them to sleep on the ground. However, if they could sleep in even more comfortable options, they would not choose the floor as well.
Other than these Dino-Warriors, there were various other vassal races, and they needed their own space as well.
In the huge camp, there was a clear distinction among the various races and warriors, including about 6 or 7 different humanoid-species.
At the center of the army camp, there was a huge tent, with over 100 commanders of the various races gathered, waiting quietly.
Seated in the main seat, there was the Type 6 Tyranno-King Agu Ya from the Tyrannosaurus Kingdom. This Tyranno-King was 3m-tall, his body covered in black scales. His entire frame was bulky and muscular, and he had a thick, long tail wrapped around his waist. His looks were about 90% similar to humans, and was considerably good-looking, if not for the fact that he had a vicious and savage expression.
Agu Ya was looking coldly at the various leaders gathered. Each time his gaze fell upon someone, the person would tremble.
Agu Ya suddenly barked out, “Yun Shi!”
A Winged man with white wings stood up and shuddered, “Your subordinate is here!!”
Agu Ya ordered coldly, “Your Clan was late for a minute! Go bring me the heads of a thousand of your people.”
Yun Shi’s face turned incredibly pale. He wanted to argue, but under that intense gaze, he lowered his head, and responded bitterly, “Yes! Your Majesty!”
This Tyranno-King was incredibly cruel and vicious. If Yun Shi dared to resist, the entire Winged Race would have been executed.
Although Yun Shi was a Type 5 expert himself, against Agu Ya, he would be slaughtered in a heartbeat.
Seeing his tyranny, the rest of the leaders also trembled, feeling even more on edge.
Agu Ya barked out coldly, “Since everyone is present, then set off to attack the Xue Luo Forts immediately!”
With his order, the rest of the leaders immediately went into action, deploying their troops according to plan.
Due to the many satellites, the moment the Dino-warriors acted, Zheng Yan He discovered them and quickly came to the wall to observe.
Sometimes, it was hard to make an accurate judgment just from the satellites. In comparison, Zheng Yan He trusted his senses and gut more. Because of this, he was able to defend and lead the 1st Fort for so many years.
Not long after, a number of human-like Pig-Warriors with boar heads and human physique burst out from the forests, wielding large wooden bats. They grunted in fury as they charged towards the Fort.
Zheng Yan He saw the incoming surge of Pig-Warriors and frowned, “What are these?! Damn it, this time, it’s going to be hard to survive this.”
In the past battles between Cloud Region and the Tyranno Kingdom, the strength of the Tyranno-Warriors had been shocking. Their vassals were also powerful races. However, it was the first time that Zheng Yan He had seen this Pig-Warriors, and he came to the conclusion that there must be at least 2 Dino-Kingdoms colluding together.
Even if Cloud Region was stable, fighting against 2 Dino-Kingdoms was hard. Right now, Cloud Region was still recovering from a state of panic, it was even more vulnerable.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
The Pig-Warriors charged right into the landmine area, detonating the explosives planted earlier. Many of them were blasted apart, and their casualties rose.
When Zheng Yan He saw this, he was not happy. These Pig-Warriors were obviously cannon-fodder.
The moment those Pig-Warriors got to a range of about 300m away from the 1st Fort, the commanders gave their orders, and countless beams of laser and electromagnetic shots fired out, penetrating the heads of many Pig-Warriors.
Inside the 1st Fort, the central computers began to whir and with the help of the satellites in the sky, the data was quickly transmitted to all the soldiers with multi-purpose helmets.
The soldiers had undergone strict training and were able to follow the targeting functions of the helmet, easily taking out enemies at about a distance of 300m.
Without the calculations of the central computer, then the accuracy of these soldiers would decrease greatly.
The horde of Pig-Warriors seemed to have encountered some wall, unable to proceed beyond 300m. They fell to the ground, with varying levels of injuries and the death toll was still climbing.
After a thousand of the Pig-Warriors had died, their morale finally crumbled and they turned around to flee. The one weakness of intelligent species was that, when the casualty count was too high, they would lose morale and spirit.
Right at this time, a number of Bloodthirsty Dragon Warriors came charging out, beating some war drums to incite morale and valor. Each of them was at least 3m tall and were muscular.
A strange drumbeat echoed out across the battlefield.
The Pig-Warriors heard these drumbeats and their eyes turned bloodshot, turning around once more and launched an assault on the 1st Fort.
This was the innate ability of the Bloodthirsty Dragon Warriors, Bloodlust. They could make use of any music instruments to incite a battle-crazed state in any warrior. In that state, the soldiers would not fear death and only sought to eradicate their enemies.
The beams continued to rain upon the Pig-Warriors from the 1st Fort, tearing them apart mercilessly.
The Pig-Warriors had lost all rationality, advancing forward as much as they can as corpses formed closer and closer to the walls of the 1st Fort.
From the Dino-Warriors camp, the Type 5 leader of the Pig-Warrior clan watched his own elite soldiers being slaughtered with a pale countenance. Although his body was trembling with grief and rage, he continued to send his troops forward. If he dared to resist Agu Ya, the entire Pig-Warrior Race would be wiped out.
The intense battle continued all the way till noon, and over a dozen thousand Pig-Warrior corpses laid strewn across the ground near the Xue Luo Forts. There were piles and piles of them, giving off a desolate vibe. The 1st Fort had not suffered a single casualty yet.