God and Devil World - Chapter 711-720
Chapter 711: Mountain of Corpses and Sea of Blood!
There was no break after the countless Pig-Warriors were killed. Under the effects of the war drums, a new army of Lamb-Warriors came rushing out with bloodshot eyes.
Zheng Yan He stood on the city wall and looked down at the horde of incoming Lamb-Warriors, speaking softly, “Change to the automatic defenses.
With his order, the soldiers that had been fighting with all their might stopped and began to rest. Having fought nonstop, their Stamina and Spirit were depleted. If they continued like this, they would collapse.
The countless beams from the electromagnetic and laser weapons fired out. With the adjustments from the central computer, the intense firepower formed a net that slaughtered the incoming Lamb-Warriors.
Under the assault of beams, many of the warriors were turned to sieves, crumpling to the ground with their bodies full of holes.
With the advanced weaponry, the advantages of the humans were displayed to the fullest. In a field battle, human troops would have to consider logistics and support, allowing for enemies to launch assassinations or sneak attacks. However, in a fort defense situation, with their superior technology, the other races would have to sacrifice many of their lives to even get close.
Amidst the Lamb Warriors, many of them were grabbing huge boulders of many tonnes. These warriors had Type 3 Divine Warrior strength, and as they came to about 300m from the city wall, they flung it at the fort.
Under the control of the central computer, the electromagnetic beams from the automated defenses fired at the incoming projectiles, shattering them. However, many others managed to slam into the wall, causing some of the defense weapons to be damaged or destroyed.
If the 1st Fort were to activate the energy shield, they would be able to deflect these projectiles. However, the energy consumption of that was too huge. If they maintained it for long, the nuclei reserves of the 1st Fort would deplete fast.
The Lamb-Warriors did not care about their own lives as they continued to charge forth and throw boulders while being gunned down.
In the skies, a large number of Mutant Blood-Sucking Bees appeared and they flew over towards the Xue Luo Forts.
Facing the swarm of Mutant Blood-Sucking Bees, the soldiers of the Fort did not panic. Instead, they entered the various defensive bunkers quietly and orderly.
Suddenly, multiple flame weapons were engaged from the Fort, gunning towards the Blood-Sucking Bees in the skies.
Enveloped by the huge flames, the Blood-Sucking Bees began to crackle as though they were cooked, before dropping to the ground.
After the flames managed to incinerate more than half of the swarm, the Bees finally turned out. They rose higher in the skies and flew over the 1st Fort, making their way behind.
Zheng Yan He saw this and frowned slightly, but did not pass any order.
The threat level of these Mutant Blood-sucking Bees was not significant enough. Even if all the Forts were to activate their trump cards, it would at most be enough to eradicate most, but not all, of them. Furthermore, the cost to do so would be too hefty.
As the bee swarm flew over the 1st Fort, 2,000 winged soldiers suddenly flew over from the distance.
Some of these warriors flew to about 300m away from the 1st Fort, firing their arrows at the soldiers on it.
The arrows rained down on the 1st Fort, leaving multiple scratches, at the same time, destroying some of the automated weapons.
In order to take down this 1st Fort, they had to take things step by step. The first was to destroy the terrifying automated defenses.
Otherwise, no matter how many warriors of the other races charge up, they will just be killed.
In the 1st Fort, a number of flaps opened up, as some strange crystal weapons appeared. These crystal-like weapons were known as the Laser Prism Cannons, a trump card of the 1st Fort.
The moment these weapons fully appeared after 10 seconds, numerous laser beams fired into the skies at the next instant, aimed at the 2,000 Winged warriors.
The laser beams fired out, coloring the bleak skies, while the 2,000 Winged warriors suffered multiple wounds, plummeting towards the ground.
In a single move, the Laser Prism Cannons had taken out 2,000 of the Winged warriors in the skies. That showed how terrifying it was.
Inside the Storm Battleship, many people were viewing the battle on the various displays.
“Strong! That was too fearsome. Cloud Region truly possesses some strength to be called the final stand of humanity.”
When the Winged elite forces that were Yue Zhong’s allies saw how the Laser Prism Cannons turned the enemy Winged race into ashes in a mere second, many of them turned pale. They would not be able to handle such a devastating attack.
If it were a frontal assault, even if all the experts on the Storm Battleship were to charge, they would not be able to handle the magnitude of attacks.
After the 2,000 Winged warriors had been killed, another 500 of them flew over from the distance, attacking the automated defenses with a frenzy.
The Laser Prism Cannons appeared once more, firing multiple beams into the skies. Faced with the blanket of firepower, the 500 Winged warriors were shot full of holes and plummeted once more.
Right at this moment, a number of Type 3 Mutant Diplodocuses appeared about 3 km away. Each of them was over 10m tall, and they had powerful tails, equipped with large containers that had many boulders of varying weight.
The Dino-warriors beside barked out loud and the Type 3 Mutant Diplodocuses swung their tails, causing the boulders to shoot for the city wall like catapults.
The Mutant Diplodocuses were strength-based gigantic Mutant Beasts. Even a Type 2 Mutant Diplodocus could lift stones and boulders that were tonnes with ease. A Type 3 Diplodocus could fling such rocks easily over a 3km distance.
The huge boulders hurtled across the skies, slamming into the fort wall. Many of them shattered, while some others which were not destroyed by the automated defense, managed to strike the weapons and crush them, leaving behind scrap metal on the walls.
After 2 volleys of the stone-hurling were done by the numerous Type 3 Diplodocuses, behind the 1st Fort, the ground opened up to reveal missiles. They fired off into the sky.
Under the guidance of the central computer, the missiles managed to land directly in the midst of the Type 3 Diplodocuses, exploding and consuming the Type 3 Mutant Beasts.
Within seconds, the location where the Type 3 Diplodocuses were found had been bombed till the ground was uneven, while the dismembered parts of the Diplodocuses could be seen everywhere.
Over a hundred Pig-Warriors rushed out to the battlefield, transporting the corpses of the Type 3 Diplodocuses away. They could be treated as additional food rations.
This time, the various races were attacking the Xue Luo Forts, and their logistics and rear support were feeling tense as well.
Soon after, another herd of Type 3 Diplodocuses was brought to another area, where they began to launch another volley of catapulting at the Fort walls.
The intense battle continued all the way till evening, with over tens of thousands of soldiers falling in front of the 1st Fort. Over ten thousand Winged elites had also been killed. Whereas on the humans’ side, 8 unfortunate soldiers had been struck dead due to the catapulting boulders.
Zheng Yan He looked at the death toll of the enemy, but could not find it in himself to be happy.
Although they had suffered little to no casualty, over 10% of the automated defenses had been destroyed under the relentless assault of the other races.
If they continued on like this, in another 10 days, all of the automated defenses would be destroyed. At that time, the battle would become even more cruel and intense. Furthermore, the battle today had already consumed a large number of resources.
Just those guided Energy Missiles had used up 10% of what they had. If they continued on like this, they would soon become a tiger with no claws, vulnerable to the enemy.
As night fell, the Lamb-Warriors finally stopped attacking. All of a sudden, from the enemy’s barracks, many short and dark figures of about 1.2 or 1.3m dashed out towards the Fort.
The Fort began to shine lines downwards, illuminating the entire area of about 400m from the Fort.
Zheng Yan He opened his eyes wide to observe, only to discover that those figures were small but strong Mice-people, with humanoid bodies.
The numbers of these Mice-people could reach a staggering total. Although they were small, their numbers could make the skin of a person crawl.
As they charged over, many of them grabbed the bodies of the Pig-Warriors and Lamb-Warriors, before running back. Some of them directly pounced and started consuming the corpses. The rest continued to surge forth like a wave towards the Fort.
Seeing the flood-like numbers of Mice-people, Zheng Yan He’s face changed drastically, as he hollered loudly.
Within the Fort, a number of energy cannons pointed out. There were multiple flashes as they fired out ammunition, bombarding the area where the Mice-People were. The shockwave spread out upon impact, directly obliterating many Mice-warriors each time.
At the same time, a number of soldiers got to their stations within the fort, raising their weapons and attacking the Mice-People.
Faced with the bombardment, many Mice-warriors were killed.
However, even with the illumination of the lights from the Fort, due to the current conditions at night, the accuracy of the human soldiers fell sharply.
Under the influence of the war drums, the Mice-Warriors continued to charge forth with bloodlust, climbing up the Fort with their agility and strength.
At this time, countless automated weapons swiveled out from the Fort, and fired beams at the Mice-Warriors, blowing them to pieces.
Many more Bear-Warriors and Diplodocus-Warriors raised boulders and began to fling them towards the lights and weapons.
As the boulders and rocks smashed into the Fort wall, many automated weapons were destroyed, at the same time, the Mice-Warriors were caught as well and smashed into bloody pulps.
The Dino-People did not care about the life-and-death of their vassal forces. If the Xue Luo 20 Forts could be brought down to ruins at the expense of all the lives of their vassal forces, they would not hesitate to do so. To them, these Mice-Warriors were just cannon fodder.
At this time, the Laser Prism Cannons rose up again, firing a rain of beams into the dark, turning many of the strong warriors into sieves, their bodies crumpling to the ground.
However, the efficiency and accuracy were definitely lower than when it was in the daytime. At the same time, the energy consumption for each enemy’s death was much more than during the day.
The moment those Laser Prism Cannons appeared, the Diplodocus-Warriors leaped out and flung the huge boulders up above the Fort walls.
As the rain of boulders fell upon the area where the Laser Prism Cannons were, some managed to shatter the cannons. However, the cost was that many of these strong Diplodocus-Warriors were also sacrificed.
One the Laser Prism Cannons were dealt with, the seemingly unending number of Mice-Warriors continued to scale up the Fort walls like ants.
Suddenly, flamethrowers extended out from other parts of the Fort, billowing blazing flames out on the bodies of these Mice-Warriors, turning them into fireballs as they screamed and fell to the ground.
It was just that the number of Mice-Warriors was too many. Some of them managed to reach the flamethrowers and tore them apart, destroying them one by one.
Chapter 712: Seeking Reinforcements!
At this point, a number of humanoid robots came to the city wall, wielding electromagnetic cannons as they fired down at the Mice-Warriors. The flashing beams blasted many of them dead.
Within the 1st Fort, there were the Mech Fighters, and in the defense of the Forts, they could replace human soldiers and fight dangerous battles.
Once these Mech Fighters joined the fray, they began to take out many Mice-Warriors scaling the wall.
However, the boulders that were being flung from below managed to strike these Mech Fighters, turning them into scrap metal.
The intense battle continued for a long while, lasting the entire night. The Dino-people did not stop in their assault at all.
Early the next morning, as the sun rose, Zheng Yan He’s eyes were bloodshot from the lack of sleep. He surveyed the surroundings, and saw the numerous Mice-Warrior corpses. The casualty toll was too high, forming small mountains of dead Mice-Warriors, and the strong blood scent could be detected even from the top of the Forts.
In front of the fort, there were large ditches and holes. These were the impact from the energy cannons from the night prior. The holes were filled with corpses and dismembered limbs as well. The entire battlefield looked right out of hell, and it could be described as mountains of corpses and a sea of blood.
The casualties on the Dino-people side had been heavy, with over 150,000 Mice-Warriors dead. The surviving few had begun to retreat, when another group of creatures took over their place. This time, it was the Lizard-People, whose bodies were covered in a layer of green scales. They ran forth with all their might, pouncing towards the Fort.
Zheng Yan He saw this and his face sunk. He quickly summoned a signal officer and said, “Convey my order, go notify Miss Han Qiong, and inform that the Dino-people are not relenting at all. We need as many reinforcements we can get.”
The signal officer replied, “Understood!”
Zheng Yan He looked into the distance, before calling out, “Wait, tell her this. Based on the current intensity of attacks, we can hold out for another 10 days at most. Tell Miss Han Qiong to notify Yue Zhong to be prepared. This time, our Cloud Region might be in trouble.”
In just one day, there were already 300,000 dead foreign species, their corpses piled up into hills and their blood flowed all about the ground. It was truly a hellish sight, while the humans had only lost about 20 of their soldiers.
While such a battle record seemed almost perfect, in truth, it was just one day’s worth of battle, and many of the automated weapons and defenses had already been destroyed, while many nuclei had already been used up and shattered.
The casualty rate of the 1st Fort might not be high, but the combat ability had already decreased drastically.
With the flow of time, the automatic weapons were being destroyed constantly. It would only spell greater troubles for the 1st Fort. To hang on for another 10 days was already an amazing feat.
The signal officer knew the severity of the situation, and left quickly after responding, “Understood!”
In the meeting hall of the 20th Fort, the commanders of Yue Zhong’s army sat in a discussion.
After hearing the report of Zheng Yan He’s request, Ma Lei frowned, “Again? Didn’t we just assist him before? That Zheng Yan He is truly greedy.”
Not long ago, according to Yue Zhong’s instructions, Han Qiong had sent a troop of the original Xue Luo soldiers to Zheng Yan He, together with some nuclei.
Zheng Yan He remained the ruler of the 1st Fort, and did not submit to Yue Zhong. Instead, he chose to maintain status quo with his 2 brothers, while requesting for resources from Yue Zhong shamelessly. This caused Ma Lei to be extremely unhappy.
After all, in a battle of technology, equipment was extremely important. Each time they sent something to Zheng Yan He, it meant that their own resources were depleted.
Han Qiong’s pretty countenance was bunched up, as she asked Luo Qing Qing, “Sis Qing Qing, what do you think?”
Although Luo Qing Qing was the head of Storm Valley, and had to represent Storm Valley’s interest, she was already integrated with the troops of Yue Zhong, and were reliant on them. If Yue Zhong’s army was defeated, their Storm Valley would not have an easy time either.
Her grasp on the big picture, was incredibly astute, and she gave her opinion, “I feel that we have to support. If the lips are gone, the teeth will be cold. Every additional day that the 1st Fort can hold out, we will gain an additional day for preparations.”
Han Qiong nodded and her gaze fell upon Shao Yun.
He spoke solemnly, “Since the matter at hand is important, I feel we should leave the decision to Leader, that’s the most appropriate.”
There were many talents under Yue Zhong. Shao Yun from the Shao Village was already an expert, however, he was just a fighter. His only good point was that he chose to follow Yue Zhong from an early point, and thus could become a general.
Ma Lei also nodded and agreed, “Right, it’s too important, we need Leader to give his decision.”
Although Ma Lei recognized and acknowledged Han Qiong and Sun Lan Lan, as a man, he was still slightly sour about his position being beneath 2 women. He preferred to listen to Yue Zhong.
Without any change in expression, Han Qiong pulled out the communicator and soon, Yue Zhong’s image was projected out.
Han Qiong looked at him and spoke, “Leader, Zheng Yan He has requested our aid once more. He said if he doesn’t receive aid, he can hold out for another 10 days at most. Do we proceed or not?”
Yue Zhong declared, “Help him! We need to provide our support. Send another batch of resources, and hand a clone of Bai Yi over. If he isn’t willing, don’t force him. I will assign another batch of resources to you guys soon.”
Zheng Yan He had ruled the 1st Fort for so long, and knew every single nook and cranny of the place. He had fought against the Tyranno-Kingdom for so long as well. Even if Yue Zhong were to be placed in his shoes, he might not do a great enough job. All he could do was to provide the logistics and gather the people behind to leave Cloud Region.
Yue Zhong knew clearly how terrifying the Dino-race was. If it were just a Tyranno-Kingdom, he still had the confidence to beat them back. However, if there were an alliance between 2 or more kingdoms, Cloud Region was a lost cause.
Han Qiong asked curiously, “Resources? Leader, where are you getting resources?”
Due to Yue Zhong’s busy schedule of settling the capital and establishing the cabinet, Han Qiong and the rest had not been updated about his conquering of the Capital.
Yue Zhong replied mildly, “I’ve already taken the Capital. I’m now the lord here. I can naturally send resources. Han Qiong, patch me to Diao Jin, Lù Yǔ, Cháo Xuān Zhèng, Gài Lóng, Yì Yì, Qīn Xù, Hǎi Yì, Yóng Bǎi, Yán Lóng.”
“What? Has the capital already been conquered by him? How is that possible?” Hearing this news, Luo Qing Qing’s face turned, her heart filled with shock.
Han Qiong, Shao Yun and Ma Lei were the same, their eyes flashing with disbelief. They were sure that the defenses of the Capital was no weaker than the Forts. No matter how strong Yue Zhong was, they could not imagine how he had single-handedly gain the Capital.
Shao Yun sighed in his heart, his admiration for Yue Zhong growing again, “He truly is exceptional!”
Han Qiong suppressed the waves of shock and quickly notified the 9 generals of the other Forts.
Soon, the projection device flashed, and a number of beams shone to reveal the projections of the generals.
The Generals from the 4th to the 12th Forts were all lukewarm, not intending to join nor oppose Yue Zhong. However, they maintained a cordial relationship with him. Otherwise, should Yue Zhong cut off their logistics and supplies, they would die.
Diāo Jìn, one of the generals, who had a muscular build and imposing aura, peered at Han Qiong and asked solemnly, “Miss Han Qiong, you’ve summoned us, what’s going on?”
A number of gazes fell upon her, intending to seek an explanation.
Yue Zhong eyed the 9 generals and spoke, “It was me.”
Lù Yǔ recognized Yue Zhong’s voice and exclaimed, “Leader Yue Zhong, it was you!”
The rest of the generals swiveled to look at Yue Zhong’s projection as well.
“Yes!” Yue Zhong eyed them coldly and spoke, “I’ve already conquered the Capital, you now have 2 options. 1: Submit to me and serve me, I can promise you a life of luxury. 2: Death, should you refuse to serve me, I will wipe you as well as those who are connected you out from the face of this planet.”
The hearts of the 9 generals trembled, filled with shock. They had refused to surrender to Yue Zhong because of the existence of the Capital and Wei Ming Qing in the past. There were too many of their loved ones in the Capital as well. Now, Yue Zhong was claiming that he already took down the Capital. This was an unbelievable matter to them.
Lù Yǔ asked with suspicion, “Leader Yue Zhong, are you for real? Where’s your proof?”
The rest of the generals looked to Yue Zhong in doubt.
“His Majesty Yue Zhong is speaking the truth, we can vouch for it!”
With a flash, the Clan Heads of the 4 Great Clans, Zhou Clan Head, and 3 other Clan Heads from the upper clans who have been confirmed a seat in the cabinet appeared through projections as well. Dou Meng looked straight at Lù Yǔ and spoke.
Chapter 713: Surrender!
Dou Meng barked out at the generals, “We can prove it, His Majesty Yue Zhong had already slaughtered Wei Ming Qing, and is the true ruler of our Capital. Diāo Jìn, you’re still not kneeling to swear your loyalty?”
The projection of Diāo Jìn immediately got down on his knees as he professed his subservience, “Yes! Diāo Jìn greets Your Majesty Yue Zhong!! Diāo Jìn is willing to serve Your Majesty till my death!!”
Few people knew that the General Diāo Jìn of the Xue Luo Forts was actually someone from the Dou Clan. In fact, he was a direct clansman. However, he had buried his name and hidden his identity from a young age and was supported to become the General he was today with the clan’s help.
The 4 Clans had such huge power within Cloud Region that they had many pawns planted everywhere. It was precisely because of this that Wei Ming Qing did not dare to touch them.
Lù Yǔ sighed gently, and got down on a knee, swearing fealty to Yue Zhong, “Lù Yǔ greets Your Majesty Yue Zhong! Lù Yǔ is willing to serve with all my life!”
With the collapse of the palace, Cloud Region was no longer under the control of the Wei Clan. There was no point in maintaining a stubborn loyalty to Wei Ming Qing. At the same time, Yue Zhong had control over 8 of the Forts. If the rest did not agree, there was only death.
After the 2 generals got down on their knees, the other 7 generals followed suit.
Once he had subjugated the remaining 9 Forts, Yue Zhong gave the order for all Forts to send 2,000 soldiers each and the necessary equipment over to the 1st Fort as reinforcements.
At the 1st Fort, when Zheng Yan He received 18,000 soldiers, he heaved a sigh of relief. As long as they were not abandoned by the rest behind, he could hold out for much longer.
Inside the Imperial Capital, within a study, Yue Zhong was looking through a document with his brows furrowed.
Within Cloud Region, there were many different cities. After Wei Ming Qing had died, Yue Zhong immediately sent men to pay a visit to the different city lords.
Under the influence of the upper clans as well as the 4 Great Clans, half of the city lords chose to submit to Yue Zhong, sending hostages to the Capital.
The other half chose to separate from Yue Zhong’s rule, declaring independence. Those city lords immediately created a new rebellion faction, forming the upper echelons of the new rebel force.
Some of the rebels also took the chance and chaos to attack other places and raise their own banners, intending to set up their own government and rule.
Due to the various ambitious characters, it became a time of turmoil.
In a short period of time, there were many areas that broke out in conflict and tension within Cloud Region.
If there were no external enemies, such minor problems would not be an issue to Yue Zhong. Bai Yi was enough to control most of the advanced weaponry, and he just had to deploy a few generals over to wipe out such mobs.
However, what Yue Zhong lacked most now was time. By the time he cleared all these problems, the Dino-race would have already killed their way in, causing a sea of blood.
Yue Zhong looked at these documents and picked out 2 names with a strong killing intent, “Liu Yun Feng, Zhang Jin He!”
These 2 were the strongest among the rebel forces. They had taken advantage of the period of chaos to take out a few cities, expanding their faction quickly.
Yue Zhong frowned and barked, “Phantom!”
From the dark, the beautiful yet cold assassin appeared, looking at Yue Zhong quietly while awaiting her orders.
Yue Zhong stared back at this young woman, falling silent for a while. In the end, he handed it to her, saying, “Go deal with all these people.”
Phantom took a look at the list, only to discover a few small-time warlords. They were just lording over a few hundred or thousands of people. With Phantom’s Type 5 strength, it was going to be an easy job for her.
Phantom kept the list and spoke, “Your Majesty, it’s not difficult to take these people down. But once they’re dead, those places would have no one to maintain order. I fear more chaos will ensue.”
Although Phantom was a peak assassin, she was not some airhead. Killing those leaders was not a problem, it was what comes after.
Yue Zhong had thought of this and replied, “Go take 500 Shadow Guards with you. Each time you take out a leader, leave 10 of them to bring the people back here.”
Phantom was more assured this time and replied, “Understood!”
The Shadow Guards were soldiers that Yue Zhong had controlled with the Puppet Runes. They were loyal to him, and could easily quell any small factions.
After Phantom left, Yue Zhong summoned Liu Tai, Liu Du, and many other generals. Each of them was assigned a mechanized infantry battalion as well as 20 handheld computers with Bai Yi’s copies to go and suppress the rebels.
A short while later, many vehicles left the Capital in a cloud of smoke, making their way towards the various places of rebellion.
Long Leaf City was a city about 200 li away from the Capital. The city lord was called Liu Shang, one of Wei Ming Qing’s trusted aide in the past. After Wei Ming Qing was dead, Liu Shang declared his independence and brought his 2,000 city guards to control the city.
Inside the manor, there were many beautiful women dancing passionately, while Liu Shang and a few of his subordinates were seated around with their arms around ladies. They drank as they enjoyed the dance in front of them.
As they were indulging themselves, one of them spoke in a drunken stupor, “King, are you sure there’s no problem with declaring our independence? Yue Zhong must be capable to be able to take down the Capital. If we try to take him on with our strength, I fear that it’s useless.”
The Capital was not only the government of the Cloud Region, it was also the place where culture, economy and many industrial and manufacturing industries were at. Weapons, ammunitions and high-tech equipment were produced there.
Since Yue Zhong controlled the Capital, as long as he had the resources, he could continually push out weapons. While these warlords were all pig-brained, they at least knew that those high-tech weapons were not something they could handle. Yue Zhong just had to deploy a unit with such weapons, and they would all die.
Liu Shang reached out to grab the breasts of the woman in his arms, while he laughed, “I do not know how Yue Zhong came to control the Capital. However, the 4 Great Clans are not just for display. If Yue Zhong really wants to control the entire Capital, he will have to spend more than 2 years. Within this time, we will sit back and observe, joining the stronger party. Even if Yue Zhong really gain control, don’t we just have to surrender at the right time and join him? Since we already have Long Leaf City, we already hold some bargaining chips.”
The various generals all praised while roaring with laughter, “The King is wise!!”
Liu Shang continued to laugh in an unbridled manner “Hahaha! Drink! Everyone drink!!”
At this time, 5 flies flew into the hall, their eyes fixed on Liu Shang, while data flashed in their eyes.
On top of a tall skyscraper 6km away from the city manor, 20 Mech-Fighters wielding sniper cannons were aiming at the cannon.
These 3m-tall humanoid robots were cheaper to manufacture, unlike the Reapers, and only required ordinary Mutant Nuclei or Type 2 Nuclei to operate. Hence, they were widely used throughout Cloud Region. Within the Capital alone, there were over 200,000 of them.
During the siege on the palace, these Mech-Fighters were not deployed, because they would just be controlled by Bai Yi.
Inside a command vehicle outside of Long Leaf City, Cheng Du had his hands behind his back, eyeing a display as he ordered coldly, “Attack!”
At that instant, the 20 Mech-Fighters fired their weapons, and the powerful electromagnetic cannons shot through the distance, directly penetrating the heads of Liu Shang and his few generals within the manor accurately.
The heads of these low-lives disappeared suddenly, and fresh blood splattered from where their heads used to be. The dancers screamed as the corpses slumped to the ground.
Through the monitor, Liu Du’s eyes flashed with a complicated expression as he witnessed how powerful the combination of Bai Yi, the Mech-Fighters, and the surveillance flies was. It was a truly strange feeling. He held Yue Zhong in higher regard, at the same time, there was more fear.
He fell silent for a moment, before ordering once more coldly, “Storm the city!!”
500 warriors in Type 3 Battle Suits rushed out, attacking the city.
Chapter 714: Flowers Blooming Everywhere!
The leader of Long Leaf City was killed in the assassination carried out by those Mech-Fighters. The entire city was now without a leader, and they lacked heavy firepower.
Liu Du’s 500 soldiers in Type 3 Battle Suits charged into the city, very quickly slaughtering those who tried to take advantage of the chaos to create trouble.
At the same time, with Bai Yi’s help, 200 Mech-Fighters became terrifying snipers. As long as any of the city guards were discovered, electromagnetic beams would fire out, blasting the heads of these poor soldiers.
Under such assault, the troops of Long Leaf City were soon defeated by Liu Du and quickly surrendered.
Liu Du saw the rebels and thought coldly, “This was easy. These fools are so pathetically weak, yet they want to establish their own independence. What wishful thinking.”
“If I were to rebel right now, my fate would be like them, slaughtered easily and becoming someone else’s merit.” He gloated in his heart while eyeing the handheld tablet with Bai Yi in it.
This time, the attack on Long Leaf City had been largely simple and successful due to Bai Yi. Without her, Liu Du was confident in taking down the city as well, but the cost and time would be very different.
Thinking about her power, the last bit of ambitions in Liu Du’s heart disappeared entirely.
Black Wood City was another city about 700 km south of the Capital. The city lord had been slaughtered by his own subordinates at the time of Wei Ming Qing’s death. The entire city had fragmented into a warzone, with countless factions warring.
Inside a villa, 6 men were naked and laughing as they pounced towards a few teenage girls in satin.
These girls were all wide-eyed with fear as they tried to run for as long as they could, but their stamina could not compare to these men. Soon, one was captured and tackled to the ground.
The rest of the 5 men roared with laughter, as they jumped forward and tore her clothes off.
“No!!” The teenage girl struggled as she screamed, kicking out wildly. Her leg connected with the lower body of the man.
The face of the man turned ugly before he slapped the girl viciously, causing her face to swell, “Fck! Damn bitch! You dare to injure your granddaddy!! When this granddaddy fck you to death later, I will throw you to the streets and let those dirty, stinky beggars have their turn with you!!”
Hearing this threat, the rest of the teenage girls had fear on their faces. They had seen for themselves how some other girls had fought against these perverts and were thrown out on the street, before being abused by those people on the streets. They had died without being able to fight back, their lower bodies ravaged beyond help.
“So it’s you bunch of beasts? Truly deserving of death!”
At this time, a chilly voice resounded from a corner of the living hall.
The leader of the men, who was called Ta Ba Wu, threw the girl back on the ground, looking around as he barked, “Who is it? Stop playing games and scram the hell out!!”
The rest of the men also looked around warily.
All of a sudden, Phantom appeared right in the middle of the hall in front of their eyes, “Against you scum, I don’t need to do any tricks.”
Ta Ba Wu caught sight of the alluring Phantom and his eyes brightened. He had just spoken a single word when his body began to fall apart in many slices, as fresh blood splattered everywhere.
Before he had spoken, he was already sliced by Phantom with her crazy speed.
However, due to her blade being too sharp and too quick, he was able to fit in one word before he fell apart.
One of the men roared out in fear and shock, “Everybody up!! Kill her!!”
The remaining men had frenzied looks as they charged up at Phantom.
A powerful killing intent billowed out from Phantom as she disappeared from her location.
The next instant, all 5 men had bloody holes in their chest area, their hearts already sliced up.
Phantom reappeared at her location, as though she had never moved at all.
“I’m Phantom, a general under his Majesty Yue Zhong from the Capital. I’ve been tasked to rescue you, people.” Phantom clapped her hands, and 10 Shadow Guards appeared in the hall, wearing their Type 3 Battle Suits while covered in blood. She pointed to them and said, “Go with them, they will bring you to someplace safe.”
After that, she disappeared in the blink of an eye. Yue Zhong had handed her a long list of targets. She had to be on her way swiftly, and deal with every single one of them.
The girls were stunned for a long while, before approaching the 10 Shadow Guards.
Only then did the Shadow Guards turn around quietly and walked out, gathering the rest of the survivors.
As the survivors were all gathered by the Shadow Guards, they then set off for the Capital.
Yue Zhong sent out many small units, easily suppressing the countless factions and uprisings. Each unit was able to crush the enemy’s power with the help of Bai Yi, leaving not a single member of the rebels alive.
With every passing day, the various cities received updates and news about more factions being eradicated by Yue Zhong, with the head of the factions killed, and their power wiped out.
When such reports came in, many city lords who had submitted but were still harboring malicious intents became obedient and followed Yue Zhong with renewed confidence. They broke off all communications and connections with any rebel forces. Some even captured the rebel commanders hiding within their cities, presented as a token of their loyalty.
In a few short days, the winds of change blew, and many rebelling factions had been wiped out by Yue Zhong’s army.
Many others felt the imminent danger and fear and chose to submit. However, there were others that went over to submit to Liu Yun Feng and Zhang Jin He.
These 2 largest rebels absorbed the multiple smaller factions and expanded profusely. At the same time, they felt the pressure of Yue Zhong’s forces, thus increasing their own military might. In just a few days, their armies reached the figure of 500,000, while supporting 2 million survivors.
Fire Tooth City was a border side city, about 1,000 km away from the Xue Luo Forts. In the past, it had been one of the more prosperous cities.
Right now, it was a huge army camp, where many soldiers were wearing different uniforms, wielding long wooden spears, their faces devoid of any energy.
While Liu Yun Feng and Zhang Jin He managed to conquer a few cities, many of them were of different sizes, and they only managed to salvage barely enough equipment and weapons to arm 30,000. When the other forces joined them, they gained an additional 10,000-men’s worth of weapons. The rest of the army could only on melee weapons like wooden spears and other blades.
One soldier was holding his bowl of porridge and took a sip. He could not help but curse, “Porridge again!! Damn disgusting shit!! How many days has it been?! If we just eat this, how do we have the energy to fight?”
Another middle-aged soldier looked at him and frowned, “Little Lin, enough. Be careful, the walls have ears.”
The young soldier, Lin Xuan, continued to swear, “I insist on saying it. All of us have to eat this every day, while those at the top get to eat white rice, fish, and meat. And they dare say Yue Zhong is the tyrant that is depriving us of everything. I think that it’s those that have forced us to conscript are the true bastards!”
Liu Yun Feng and Zhang Jin He had conquered dozens of cities, gaining a large number of rations. However, as they expanded to over 500,000 troops as well as 2 million survivors, the expenditure was monstrous. Hence, other than the elites who could eat their fill, the rest of the cannon fodder could only eat porridge.
The 2 rebel leaders proclaimed their mission to rebel, however, they fell to corruption and the distribution of rice was done through other corrupted officials and channels, thus, the conditions of the rank-and-file soldiers were incredibly poor.
One military officer was just passing by. He heard Lin Xuan’s words and his face turned ugly. Walking over, he kicked out viciously at the young soldier, before cursing, “Shitty bastard, what did you say?! We are the people’s army! We’re fighting for the sake of liberating Cloud Region! You can’t handle this little hardship?! Can you still count yourself as a people’s soldier?! Men, drag him out! Give him 30 lashes!”
2 soldiers quickly walked over and dragged Lin Xuan out.
Lin Xuan stared at the officer with hatred in his eyes but lowered his head eventually.
“Not good!! Enemy attack!! Enemy attack!!”
All of a sudden, one signal officer shouted out in panic.
The officer turned to look out, only to discover a scene that caused his heart to run cold.
Chapter 715: The Terrifying Might of the Mechanized Battalion!
Right outside of Fire Tooth City, there were many Mech-Fighters of about 3m each clustered together, as well as 20 Reapers in the middle of them.
Some distance away, one could see many mechanized vehicles and cannons pointed at the city. There were even heavy assault helicopters in the skies.
Such a troop immediately brought about a stifling and oppressive pressure on the people within the city. Facing such a terrifying force, no one could maintain their calm.
The moment they saw this huge mechanized unit making its way towards them, the rebels turned pale and lost all fighting spirit. Especially since they knew they were just cannon fodder. Those soldiers had no armor and were only wielding wooden spears. Pitting their fleshy bodies against these steel behemoths was practically suicide.
Inside the city, atop a very secretive skyscraper, 2 middle-aged men looked out at the scene outside of the city, their expressions ugly.
One of them had a valiant look, and he turned to his comrade, whose height was about 2m, and his frame bulky and muscular, and asked, “Jin He, what do you think?”
The first man was one of the 2 leaders, Liu Yun Feng, while the muscular one was Zhang Jin He.
The 2 leaders were initially foes, often backstabbing each other. For the sake of controlling the different cities they had conquered, they had come to blows often times. However, when faced with Yue Zhong’s crushing of the various rebel factions, they felt a sense of crisis and had no choice but to join together.
Zhang Jin He eyed the mechanized infantry, his scalp turning numb, “Our troops are no match for this unit.”
Liu Yun Feng gritted his teeth, “The Capital truly has unfathomable resources. How the hell did Yue Zhong take down Wei Ming Qing and even take over all these so smoothly?! Damn it!!”
When Yue Zhong came to power, he quickly sealed all information from getting out, thus, the riff-raff rebels did not know about the battle. They only managed to gleam some superficial information from what Yue Zhong actually disseminate.
Zhang Jin He asked slowly, “What do we do now?”
Liu Yun Feng had a crazed look, “Let them in, we will fight it out with them. We have 500,000 soldiers, if they are all united and do not fear death, we definitely can take them down.”
Zhang Jin He frowned and felt that this Liu Yun Feng was crazy. He had trained up some of the soldiers and knew fully well what they were capable of.
Even if they were pitted against a 3,000-strong unit with decent weapons, they would likely lose. Zhang Jin He started to despise Liu Yun Feng for his lack of foresight and clarity.
However, while Liu Yun Feng was hopeless in the military, he was charismatic and motivating in his words. He could pull people together, and in that sense, he was mightier than Zhang Jin He.
Zhang Jin He did not engage in any further discussion with Liu Yun Feng, instead, he turned to look at the mechanized unit outside and frowned, “What are they waiting for?”
At this moment, a number of robot flies had flown to different parts of the city, their eyes fixed on the various city guards.
“That is…!! Not good!! Hide!!”
Zhang Jin He was a Type 5 expert, and with his powerful physique, he managed to catch sight of the robotic fly loitering about the region a 100 meter away from him. His expression changed and he yelled.
At that moment, following Yue Zhong’s cold order, the metal robots outside immediately pulled their triggers. The electromagnetic beams shot through the air, directly piercing the heads of the various city guards, blasting their heads apart.
The area where the 2 leaders were at was the main focus, with dozens of beams firing upon them. Liu Yun Feng and dozens of his bodyguards were instantly pulverized.
Zhang Jin He’s response was frightening. The moment he discovered the electronic fly, he already knew that things were bad. With a twist of his body, he swiftly disappeared from his location while the incoming electromagnetic beams blasted the location where he had stood.
In just a single round, all the elites of the Fire Tooth City were killed or heavily injured. Yue Zhong’s troops continued to march onward into the city.
Lin Xuan grabbed a ray gun and roared, firing at the nearby rebel soldier, “To hell with it!! All of us, let’s fight back!! Kill these damn rebels and use their heads to seek pardon!! Those who want riches, follow me!!”
“Kill these damn rebel dogs!!”
Many soldiers grabbed their wooden spears and charged right into the rebel troops, attacking them.
“What are you guys doing?!”
“Bunch of fools, we’re liberating you!! You dare to act against us?! Repaying our kindness with evil!”
When the rebel soldiers received the sudden attack from their own ranks, they were accosted on both sides.
Yue Zhong saw the chaos within and did not pay too much attention, “Inner conflict?”
In this battle, Yue Zhong had deployed 5,000 Mech-Fighters to assault Fire Tooth City. It would be no issue to take them down. What he worried was not if he could defeat them, but rather those that flee.
The 5,000 Mech-Fighters continued straight into the city like a hot knife through butter.
The moment those 5,000 Mech-Fighters entered the fray, the rebel forces could not withstand the uprising nor the concentrated attack, thus, they fell apart, fleeing and stampeding over themselves.
Zhang Jin He watched the chaos spreading among the troops and immediately turned to flee.
Right now, the defeat of the rebels was imminent. Even if Zhang Jin He was a Type 5 Divine Warrior, there was no way he could take on so many Mech-Fighters on his own.
The gates of the city opened up, as many rebel soldiers tried to flee.
One general had just carried his subordinate out when he starred in despair at the hundreds of Mech-Fighters waiting outside the gate.
At the next moment, hundreds of beams of electromagnetic beams rained down upon the despairing rebels, obliterating them.
“What a vicious guy!! He’s not showing any mercy at all!!”
Zhang Jin He was following the rebel forces out, and when he saw the hundreds of soldiers being annihilated in a single breath, his heart nearly stopped, and he was filled with fear. Obviously, Yue Zhong had no plans of throwing all his forces into attacking, instead, he had sent some to surround the entire place. He wanted to catch them all.
A number of rebels tried fleeing from other locations as well, only to be shot dead by the various Mech-Fighters situated at every single exit.
“Throw down your weapons, we’ll spare those who surrender!”
“Throw down your weapons, we’ll spare those who surrender!”
At this moment, there were sounds of persuasion played from the Mech-Fighters, leaving those rebel soldiers who intended to fight to the death, to throw their weapons and surrender.
Zhang Jin He’s eyes flashed coldly, as he sucked in a deep breath, and pushed his speed to the maximum, leaping over the city wall.
He had just leaped over when he was met with dozens of electromagnetic beams.
Zhang Jin He activated his ability, Speed Manipulation, and his speed of descent shot up explosively, bringing him to the ground.
The beams shot at empty air.
Bai Yi’s eyes started to churn with data as she reported, “Enemy’s strength is being reevaluated. Based on the analysis, 30% chance that enemy is peak Type 4 expert, 70% chance that he’s a Type 5 expert. Adjusting firing rate and aim.”
60 vehicles that were equipped with high-tech weapons adjusted their cannons, and at the next moment, 2,400 beams of lasers that became an entire pillar shot at Zhang Jin He.
A sense of crisis filled his heart, as he channeled his ability once more, pushing his speed to the Mach-2 realm, trying his best to flee. Such a speed was enough to escape the lock-on from a majority of weapons.
However, the speed of sound could not fight the speed of light. The moment the pillar of lasers swept past him, his entire body was punched with multiple holes, as blood flowed from every single one of them. His eyes were filled with shock and disbelief. He was a Type 5 expert, a rare breed of humans, and yet, he had fallen like that under the assault of such weapons. He was truly unwilling.
Zhang Jin He’s death did not concern Yue Zhong much, after all, it was incredibly normal for Bai Yi and the amount of firepower he had to take down a Type 5 expert.
Chapter 716: 15th Day of Bloodshed!
When the 2 leaders of the rebel faction died, the rest of the soldiers also quickly surrendered. Those troublemakers who seized the opportunity to cause problems were gunned down and executed without mercy.
From the perspective of following orders, these Mech-Fighters were unrivaled, carrying out orders to a tee.
They had no fear and only sought to complete their orders, making them the best soldiers and cannon fodder.
A long time ago, these Mech-Fighters had appeared on the battlefield of Cloud Region. However, they had not met a powerful A.I. like Bai Yi to help control them.
At the same time, there was an obvious flaw in them, that was the fact that their fighting style and strength were rigid. No matter how much they fought, they would not grow nor become stronger. Other than that, there were other weak points as well.
A single electromagnetic pulse bomb could cause thousands of such Mech-Fighters to be crippled, thus, the human soldiers could not be totally exempt from battle.
Yue Zhong took big strides into the middle of the city, behind him were 20 warriors in Type 4 Battle Suits.
Along the way, the soldiers within the city were on either side of him, staring at Yue Zhong, their hearts full of uncertainty.
Yue Zhong came up to Lin Xuan and asked indifferently, “I heard you were the first to fight back? What’s your name?”
Lin Xuan looked at Yue Zhong uneasily and replied, “Replying to Sir, my name is Lin Xuan.”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with appreciation, “Very good! You did well. I will confer you to be a youth commander. Go select 500 men to be your subordinates, and go take down the other rebel cities.”
Lin Xuan’s face changed, his body trembling, his face ash-like.
The Fire Tooth City was the city where most of the rebels had gathered, with over 70% of the elites gathered. However, there were other rebel factions in other locations, and while they might be riff-raff, their numbers were in the tens of thousands. If Lin Xuan had to lead 500 men against such a number, they would surely die.
Yue Zhong replied, “Other than the 500 men, I will deploy 5,000 Mech-Fighters and 5 Reapers under your command. Do you have the confidence to do it? If not, I will not force you.”
Lin Xuan trembled with excitement, as he got down on one knee and professed his loyalty, “I’m confident, Lord, I have the confidence to take down those cities!! Please allow me to serve you!!”
5,000 Mech-Fighters were a powerful force to these ordinary soldiers. With it, Lin Xuan had the confidence to crush the remaining rebel forces.
The other soldiers that had joined Lin Xuan in the uprising looked at him with an envious gaze. He had leaped to a different status in one day, from the lowest citizen to a general.
Yue Zhong then shot him a cold look, “Lin Xuan, let me make things clear first. Against those rebels, those who do not submit, you can kill them. However, if you or your men dare to pillage, rape or mistreat anyone in the cities, don’t blame me for being merciless. Understand?”
A force of 5,000 Mech-Fighters with Bai Yi’s control was basically unstoppable against these rebels.
Yue Zhong had chosen Lin Xuan to be the leader of this unit, one was to allow these people to fill up the gaps of these mechanized battalions. The other way was to fill up his ranks for people who are loyal to him.
If Lin Xuan was able to suppress and defeat those rebel forces, Yue Zhong would then have a reason to recruit him, allowing him to become a pawn in the military.
At this time, the military of the Capital was made up of a mix of people from different factions. If Yue Zhong wanted full control, he needed all the help he could get.
Lin Xuan’s face was filled with respect as he responded, “Yes!”
Yue Zhong patted his shoulders and promised, “Once you’re back, I will promote you and not mistreat you nor your men.”
Lin Xuan heard Yue Zhong’s promise, and his heart felt warm, “Your subordinate will definitely wipe out the rebels for Your Majesty.”
Yue Zhong slightly nodded as he turned his gaze towards the Xue Luo 20 Forts, his eyebrows furrowing, “Please, hang in there!”
Right now, in front of the 1st Fort, the ground had multiple holes and ditches all over it, with the blood of various species and races. The stench of the corpses was extremely overpowering, as many Blood-Sucking Bees buzzed around the corpses, absorbing the blood of the fallen.
On the Fort itself, the city wall had traces of destroyed automatic weapons, while maintenance workers were silently dragging the bodies of their enemies as well as their fallen corpses off to be burned.
` Zheng Yan He was standing on the city wall, staring at the corpses of his subordinates and felt his heart ache. His gaze traveled towards the other parts of the city walls.
Soldiers were hugging their weapons as they crouched or kneeled on the ground, sleeping. They had not had any rest for 2 whole days, their exhaustion reaching a peak.
It was already the 15th day of the assault by the Dino-Race, under their relentless assault and the throwing of their vassal forces at the city wall, the vast majority of the automatic defenses had already been destroyed.
The Mech-Fighters were also injured and damaged somewhat.
Zheng Yan He continued to rotate the soldiers, deploying his troops as efficiently as he could, fending off the constant attacks and waves from the Dino-Races.
In this 15 days, there had been over a million foreign races that died in front of the 1st Fort. Due to the overwhelming number of corpses which had formed piles and piles, Zheng Yan He had no choice but to utilize the energy bombs to obliterate them.
Furthermore, the presence of the corpses would be a food source for the Dino-Races.
Each time they attacked, there would be many hungered races and tamed Mutant Beasts that pounced on the corpses and fed while they attacked.
All of a sudden, there was a loud roar from the distance, while the Blood-Sucking Bees scattered and flew into the skies, leaving behind a number of dried corpses.
Zheng Yan He looked at the cloud of bees and frowned. He knew that everytime the bees flew, the Dino-Warriors would attack again,
From the army camps of the Dino-Warriors, there was a surge of Snake-Warriors covered in black scales. The Snake-Warriors were also being fuelled by the war drums, making a mad rush for the 1st Fort.
In the skies, 500 Sparrow-Warriors of about 1.23m each, wielding bows, soared up to the skies and fired multiple arrows at the human warriors on top of the Fort.
Zheng Yan He saw the surge of enemies and had 2,000 men prepare for battle.
At the same time, a number of energy cannons fired out, obliterating huge numbers of the Snake-Warriors with each round.
The rounds from the energy cannons came down like rain, annihilating many Snake-Warriors.
However, many of the Snake-Warriors managed to pass through the fire net, getting near the city wall.
The Snake-Warriors that got past managed to get to the city wall, and began to scale up the wall.
After so many days of intense battles, the automatic weapons had already been destroyed. Many of the human warriors had to risk their lives to stick their heads out to shoot at the Snake-Warriors.
Since the humans had the advantage of the high ground, many Snake-Warriors were pierced through by the laser beams.
However, in retaliation, the Snake-Warriors were able to fire out some black, poisonous arrows from their jaws.
When those black poison arrows touched the faces of the human warriors, the strong corrosive ability managed to burn right through the meat and bone, causing the entire heads of the unfortunate warriors to melt.
At the same time, hidden within the midst of the Snake Warriors, there was a Type 5 warrior that scurried up the walls. When it appeared in front of the defense points, it shot out poisonous spit.
The powerful firepower stopped immediately, as the warriors screamed out while being melted into a puddle.
It was at the moment where the automatic weapons had been destroyed that the top experts could display their full strength.
The Type 5 Snake-Warrior continued to slither around, firing multiple poisonous veils of mist. The human warriors within the defense points were reduced to piles of bones, with no one being able to withstand the attacks.
Faced with the attack of the expert Snake-Warriors, the human casualties were rising, at the same time, the collapse of each defense point meant that the Snake-Warriors behind were free to advance.
Zheng Yan He saw the peak experts of the Snake-Warriors proceeding unbridled and decided to pull out his trump card, “Iron-blood Warriors! Move out!!”
40 elite warriors wearing Type 4 Battle Suits emitting intense killing intent walked out, their Battle Spears and Mutant Nuclei glowing brightly. Their power was pushed to the Type 5 realm, as they charged to face the Snake-Warriors.
The Battle Suits lit up and the Iron-blood Warriors began to run up the wall as though they were on flat land.
Chapter 717: Iron-Blood Warriors!
The Type 4 Snake Warriors saw the sudden appearance of the 40 Iron-Blood Warriors and opened their mouths, firing poisonous liquids at the Iron-Blood Warriors.
Two of the Iron-Blood Warriors slashed out, activating their psychic abilities, causing the trajectory of the poison liquids to shift.
The rest of the Iron-Blood Warriors appeared in front of the Type 4 Snake-Warriors like lightning bolts, their spears thrusting out with tyrannical strength, directly killing a number of them.
These Iron-Blood Warriors were the elite of the elite, each one of them soldiers that had crawled out from mountains of corpses. They all had strength at the peak of Type 4, and adding on the enhancement of their Type 4 Battle Suits, they were able to unleash a Type 5 strength.
This was the trump card that the 1st Fort had kept hidden, meant to deal with any enemy experts. Without these Iron-Blood Warriors, then under the circumstances where the automatic weapons were all destroyed, the Type 5 foreign races would be invincible.
The Type 5 Snake-Warrior expert caught sight of the Iron-Blood Warriors, its pupils narrowing. With a flash of its body, it quickly slithered towards one of them, slashing out viciously.
At that instant, the Snake-Warrior’s claws tore through the Type 4 Battle Suit, piercing the chest plate of the Iron-Blood Warrior.
The eyes of the Iron-Blood Warrior flashed with despair, as he roared with rage. His both hands grabbed the hand of the Type 5 Snake Warrior firmly, locking him in place.
The Type 5 Snake-Warrior sneered, and his left claw slapped towards the head of the Iron-Blood Warrior. He just had to crush the head of this insignificant human in front of him and he would gain his freedom.
Right at this time, without any noise, 2 Iron-Blood Warriors suddenly appeared behind the Type 5 Snake Warrior, their Battle Spears thrusting at him.
Due to the sudden turn of events, the Type 5 Snake Warrior had no way of dodging. He stared wide-eyed as the 2 Battle Spears penetrated his body, and the powerful energy blasted forth, tearing his body into pieces.
This Type 5 Snake-Warrior that had killed over a hundred soldiers had died at the hands of the Iron-Blood Warriors.
With his dead, the Iron-Blood Warrior that had used his own body to lock the Snake-Warrior turned darker, his entire body slumping down without energy.
Another Iron-Blood Warrior rushed up to support him, asking worriedly, “Ah Sheng, how is it?”
The poisoned Iron-Blood Warrior muttered with difficulty, “I think it’s too late for me. Take my equipment, save it for one of our brothers.”
At that moment, the alarmed shout of another of their comrades rang out.
A powerful bolt of energy that seemed to pierce right through the heavens shot towards them. It pierced the 2 Iron-Blood Warriors, before exploding on the wall of the 1st Fort.
Countless debris fell while the 2 Iron-Blood Warriors had been blasted apart. There was a huge hole in the Fort wall itself as well as if a missile had exploded right in the middle of it.
Zheng Yan He saw the state of destruction, having lost his 2 Iron-Blood Warriors in the blink of an eye, and he roared out, “Type 6 Divine Warrior!! Activate the energy shield!!”
The moment his words came out, another flurry of arrows shot out with terrifying speed, instantly shredding 6 Iron-Blood Warriors.
Those Iron-Blood Warriors used all their strength and might, but in the face of pure strength, they were still weak.
Soon, a huge energy shield appeared in the sky, covering the entire area of 20m beyond the Xue Luo Forts.
The powerful arrows that had casually destroyed a few Type 5 Divine Warriors slammed into the shield, causing powerful waves that rippled out, yet unable to pierce through.
The hundreds and thousands of Snake-Warriors were also left outside the barrier, and they began a frenzied assault on the energy shield, wearing down the energy reserves.
The remaining 32 Iron-Blood Warriors continued to fight back, supported by the other soldiers, as they dealt with those Snake-Warriors that were caught within the shield.
The moment those 32 Iron-Blood Warriors joined in the fray, and the Snake-Warriors near the Fort wall were quickly exterminated.
After wiping out those Snake-Warriors, the 32 Iron-Blood Warriors retreated back into the Fort swiftly, while the energy shield disappeared. The countless Snake-Warriors caught beyond the shield surged forward once more, and both sides began another intense round.
At the same time, the energy cannons adjusted their aims, and with bright flashes, volleys of energy missiles were fired at the direction where the powerful arrows of the Type 6 Divine Warrior came from.
As the rounds landed, the entire region was engulfed in bright flashes of explosions.
After a few rounds, the energy cannons had no choice but to adjust their aim once more to deal with those Snake-Warriors. There were too many of threatening to break in, and the energy cannons instantly obliterated many of them.
Agu Ya was currently on a high ground, eyeing the Xue Luo Fort from a distance of 10km, and he gave a cold order,” The Xue Luo Guards are all activated! Seems like the 1st Fort is at its limit. Agu Yi, go take some experts and give them the final push!”
One Mid-Grade Dino-General replied solemnly, “Yes! My liege!!”
After that, Agu Yi disappeared from his location.
Soon, a force of about 15 Mid-Grade Dino-Generals, 30 Type 5 experts of various races, 200 Low-Grade Dino-Generals, and 600 Type 4 experts of their vassal forces charged towards the 1st Xue Luo Fort, ignoring the Snake-Warriors in front of them.
Under the countless bombardment of the energy missiles, one Type 5 expert, as well as dozens of Low-Grade Dino-Generals and Type 4 experts from the vassal forces were wiped out.
The rest of the experts charged through the crowd and made it to the wall successfully.
A large number of automatic weapons were destroyed, and the 1st Fort was no longer able to resist the enemy charges or prevent them from invading the 300m region near their walls.
The experts of the vassal forces quickly exhibited their terrifying power, leaping up the wall and scaling it swiftly.
Zheng Yan He’s response was quite timely, as the moment the experts of the vassal forces showed their abilities, a huge energy shield appeared once more, cutting off the support from behind.
500 Iron-Blood Warriors with Type 3 Battle Suits charged out under the lead of the original 32 Iron-Blood Warriors, rushing at the vassal forces.
The leader of the force, Agu Yi, had a ferocious glint in his eyes. With a tap of his foot, his entire body seemed to shoot towards one of the Type 4 Iron-Blood Warriors. He brought his fist towards the head of the warrior, instantly blasting it apart.
2 other Type 4 Iron-Blood Warriors suddenly appeared beside Au Yi and were met with 2 insanely fast fists. Their heads were thus blasted apart as well.
Agu Yi’s strength at the peak of the Type 5 realm was incredibly terrifying. Even some Type 6 Divine Warriors who were not proficient in close combat had died at his hands before.
Even if the Iron-Blood Warriors were enhanced by their Battle Suits, they were not a match for someone like Agu Yi.
After he killed 3 Type 4 Iron-Blood Warriors with ease, his eyes turned bloodshot, his aura terrifying.
The next moment, he appeared within the 500 Iron-Blood Warriors, and without stopping, he punched out, causing each one of them to explode in a pillar of blood. No one was a match for him.
“A Type 5 Dino-Warrior is truly terrifying!!”
In a command center, Zheng Yan He saw how his 500 Iron-Blood Warriors were being slaughtered by those foreign races. His eyes flashed with pain, as though he had turned older by a few years. He gritted his teeth and ordered, “A67, B54 sectors to self-detonate. Laser vehicles, encompassing fire now!”
With his order, the region where the Iron-Blood Warriors were engaged in battle blew up in an earthshaking explosion, and the blast consumed everything around it, including the various Type 5 experts.
The numerous enhanced vehicles hidden within the Fort rolled out, firing without stop at the city wall, killing those foreign races that had survived the earlier detonations.
“I’m sorry!! Forgive me!!!”
Zheng Yan He eyed the city wall, his eyes filled with pain and reluctance. In order to wipe out those Dino-Warriors, he had no choice but to sacrifice his 500 Iron-Blood Warriors. When he gave the order, his heart felt as though it was crushed, after all, those troops had been trained and nurtured by him.
However, he had no choice but to this, there were too little experts among the human forces. If there were no sacrifices, just an expert troop of the enemy was able to wipe out every single human within the Fort.
Xu Jian, Zheng Yan He’s vice-commander, stepped up and offered his consolations, “General, don’t blame yourself. Since the day they chose to become Iron-Blood Warriors, they have expected such a fate! To die on the battlefield defending their fellow humans, it is the highest honor that they can receive. They are all heroes, and will forever be remembered in our hearts.”
“They are all heroes!!” Zheng Yan He’s eyes turned misty and a look of guilt and self-reproach flashed past, before it turned to resolution, “Xu Jian, command the rest to retreat to the 2nd Fort.”
Xu Jian could not help but exclaim, “General! Our Energy Shield is not yet destroyed, are we going to just give up on the 1st Fort?”
Although they had held out for 15 days, under Zhang Yan He’s insightful tactics, the energy shield had not yet been breached, with over 40% power reserved.
Chapter 718: The Fall of the 1st Fort!
Zheng Yan He’s tone turned solemn, “We have fought for so long, our soldiers are already tired. Even if we have enough equipment to support another 2 days, under such circumstances, we will only suffer. We need to let them retreat and have a good rest.”
From the time the Dino-Army launched their attack, the death toll had been steadily rising.
In the first 10 days, the 1st Fort had only lost not more than a hundred men. However, once the automated defenses were destroyed, the soldiers had no chance to rest, and their casualty rate was climbing.
Just yesterday, they had already lost 1,300 soldiers. Furthermore, the battle today had not gone on for long, but 500 elite Iron-Blood Warriors were already killed in action Such a loss was too hard for Zheng Yan He to bear.
It was especially so for those soldiers sent from the other Forts as reinforcements, many of them could not compare to the elites of the 1st Fort. The few days of intense combat was already reaching their threshold, if they were to continue like that, it was likely that they would collapse.
Xu Jian saluted before leaving quietly, “Understood!”
Soon, behind the 1st Fort, many soldiers with exhaustion written all over their faces could be seen retreating towards the 2nd Fort.
Many of the soldiers from the 1st Fort eyed this structure they had called home for numerous months and years with hot tears flowing down their faces. They had fought and defended it with all their might and were clear that this time, it was truly goodbye. There was no way of returning to this place that they were proud of.
In order to eliminate most of the Type 5 experts, the 1st Fort was buried with energy bombs. Although they had successfully wiped out this batch of Type 5 experts, the resulting explosions had also caused a huge hole in the Fort.
Seeing such a huge hole in the Fort wall, many soldiers of the foreign races and species surged forward.
The human’s physique was vastly inferior to these races. The moment the enemy got close to them, the human soldiers would definitely die.
Just as the hundreds of enemy soldiers charged through the hole, a number of laser beams shot out from nowhere.
The hundreds of soldiers were instantly turned to sliced meat.
Even so, many more continued to pour in through the hole, before being shredded apart by the automatic laser vehicles already waiting behind the wall.
Zheng Yan He had already expected that the explosion would damage the wall, and thus, he had made the necessary preparations as well.
Following the mass evacuation of the soldiers, the defense of the 1st Fort became much more simple. Right at this time, the 2,000 Mech-Fighters that Zheng Yan He had kept from the battle finally joined in the fray.
The moment they stepped in, although it was insufficient to turn the tides, it was enough to buy time for the human soldiers to retreat.
From afar, Agu Ya caught sight of the Mech-Fighters taking over the positions of the humans and his eyes turned sharp, “Seems like Zheng Yan He is retreating.”
One Mid-Grade Dino-General asked, “My liege, shall we increase the attack?”
Agu Ya spoke slowly, “No matter. It would just benefit Zheng Yan he. These crafty humans definitely planted bombs within the 1st Fort. The more we send, when the defenses fall, the more we will lose.”
If they were not concerned about the energy bombs beneath the 1st Fort, the Type 6 Divine Warriors of the Tyranno-Kingdom would have long charged in.
Out here on the battlefield, a Type 6 Divine Warrior was incredibly power, with almost no opponent. As long as they made it up the Fort, they would be able to slaughter every single soldier without a sweat.
Initially, the 1st Fort had been assaulted by such a Tyranno-King before, however, after he had breached the Fort, he was taken out by the energy bombs buried.”
In this Third World, every single Type 6 Divine Warrior was a peak existence. Other than the Dino-Race being the land-rulers, as well as the Sea Clan within the waters, the number of Type 6 experts in most other races never exceeded 10.
The loss of a Type 6 Tyranno-King was a huge blow to the kingdom. At that time, there had only been 5 Type 6 Tyranno-Kings. After losing one, they had no choice but to stop the assault on the Xue Luo Forts. After all, there were 20 of them, without the Type 6 experts to act, it was hard to take down each one.
The intense siege continued for over half a day before the 2,000 Mech-Fighters were finally ripped apart by the huge number of enemy forces.
The frames of these Mech-Fighters were not exceptional. A Type 2 Divine Warrior would be able to smash them apart.
After destroying the 2,000 Mech-Fighters, the foreign races poured through the 1st Fort, destroying every single piece of equipment they laid their hands on.
At the same time, many of the vassal forces sent out sniffers to dig out the buried energy bombs.
On top of that, 2,000 Lizard-Warriors charged right out, chasing after the retreating human soldiers.
The other vassal forces that were treated as cannon fodder also rushed after the human soldiers.
“These fellows are truly getting crafty!”
From a far distance away, Zheng Yan He saw all that was happening in the 1st Fort through a surveillance camera, and sighed, before pressing a remote control.
Following a loud earthshaking explosion, the entire 1st Fort was engulfed in a bright, white light. The terrifying explosion instantly consumed every single living thing in the vicinity, wiping out all 20,000 soldiers of the Dino-Army.
The dust blew and rose up in a cloud. The ground trembled, and it could be felt even from miles away.
At the moment of the explosion, a powerful shockwave shot out in all directions, wiping out all the Mouse-Warriors that were nearby. They started crumpling to the ground while bleeding from their orifices.
All the foreign races were in shock when they witnessed what had happened in the 1st Fort. Even a Type 7 Divine Warrior would have fallen at the center of that explosion.
When the dust settled, there was a huge crater in the ground, and the entire 1st Fort was obliterated from existence.
Agu Ya eyed that huge crater and ordered coldly, “Continue the attack!”
Instantly, countless soldiers charged out from the forests, dashing through where the 1st Fort used to be, as they made their way towards the 2nd Fort.
This time, the numbers behind the assault on Cloud Region was simply unimaginable. With other dozens of Dino-Kings gathering, it was hard to tell how powerful they were all capable of unleashing.
The deaths of the cannon fodder and vassal forces did not mean much to these Dino-Kings.
Instead, their deaths were a good thing to the Tyranno-Kingdom. This would wear down on any resistance the vassal forces might be inclined to put up.
Although they were vassals, in the eyes of the Dino-Warriors, they were just cannon fodder. Even if an entire species were to be wiped out, the Dino-Warriors would just find others.
Soon, a similar scene of battle started to appear at the 2nd Fort. Many of the enemy forces used their own lives and flesh and blood to destroy the automated weapons.
The 2nd Fort was also a tough nut to crack, covered with countless defenses and automatic weapons. Many soldiers of the foreign races perished right in front of the iron fortress.
Due to the terrain, the structure of the 2nd Fort was smaller than the 1st Fort. At the same time, most of the resources through the years had been pumped into the 1st Fort. Therefore, the strength of the defense of the 2nd Fort was weaker.
However, it was also due to the terrain that the enemy forces could not spread out, and could only surge forward, only to be obliterated by the defenses.
Under the frenzied assault of the foreign races, after another 7 days, as well as the sacrifice of over 500,000 foot soldiers, Zheng Yan He and Wu Bao had no choice but to give up on the 2nd Fort and retreat further into the 3rd Fort.
The defenses of the 3rd Fort were worse than the 2nd.
This time, the enemy only had to pay the price of 300,000 soldiers and a period of 5 days before taking it down.
The Dino-army and its vassal forces had managed to take down 3 forts successively, gaining huge momentum.
While the people within the Xue Luo Forts began to panic, and their morale dropped even further.
It must be known that after the 20 Forts were constructed, other than the 1st Fort that had been constantly fending off attacks, the rest of the Forts had never been besieged before.
Within a month’s time, the 3 strongest Forts had been crushed by the march of the Dino-army, giving a taste of the true might of their strength and terror.
The scary thing was that all the forces that had been attacking right now were the vassal forces. The actual Dino-Army had not yet made a move.
Thinking about this, the soldiers within the Xue Luo Forts could not help but tremble.
Under such immense pressure, the other generals had no choice and submitted their resignation to Han Qiong.
Chapter 719: Yue Zhong arrives!
If it were in normal peace times, if the 6 generals were to tender their resignation, Han Qiong would definitely be overjoyed. It would allow Yue Zhong to put his trusted aides into the armies.
However, at this critical moment, the resignation of the 6 of them caused Han Qiong to be vexed. However, after clarifying with Yue Zhong, she relented.
If they were forced to stay, who knew what they might do during a crisis. It would be better to let those without the will to fight, leave.
Due to their departure, it caused a wave among their subordinates, and many commanders who were not willing to risk their lives immediately followed their example.
If it were Wei Ming Qing, these people would not have dared to be this audacious. However, since they had just recently pledged themselves to Yue Zhong, their loyalty was not set in stone yet. Yue Zhong was helpless, but he had to let them leave.
Due to the sudden departure of so many military commanders, many people within the forts were shaken.
It was at this moment that Han Qiong swiftly inserted the people she brought over from the Storm Battleship, into the armies.
These commanders from the Storm Battleship were all slaves in the past, in order to change their lives, they had fought with all their might, unafraid of death. They even had an intimidating aura.
With the appointment of these commanders, the soldiers slowly began to settle down.
When the troops were reorganized, Han Qiong followed Yue Zhong’s orders and deployed them units by units to the frontline.
In this Xue Luo 20 Forts, only the 1st to 3rd Forts had experience battling against the other races. The rest of the forts would frequently send their soldiers out for experience as well, but compared to the 1st to 3rd Forts, they were truly lacking. Thus, they could not compare to the elites of the 1st three Forts. Even so, they were placed under training every day, familiarizing themselves with the various equipment and weapons.
When Zheng Yan He received the reinforcement troops from Han Qiong, he heaved a sigh of relief. He then sent his direct subordinates back to Han Qiong, firstly as a means of rest for them, second, it was to express his intentions for Han Qiong to hold them as hostages if she so wished.
He had been unwilling to take part in the conflict between men, thus he did not except Yue Zhong’s offer to join him. He had always been about the big picture, and he knew that it was a time where they all had to cooperate. Without Yue Zhong’s support, he and his soldiers would have died long ago. That was why he delivered his own troops over to Han Qiong, expressing his subservience.
In response, Yue Zhong threw even more into support, ordering Han Qiong to push even more logistics and reinforcements to the frontlines.
At the same time, the various production facilities were working overtime, repairing and building new automatic defense equipment, in preparation for the big battle.
The defense of the 1st Fort had been astonishing. According to the estimates of the upper echelons of Cloud Region, they had thought that it would take a million soldiers to break through it.
A million soldiers was a huge number to the Tyranno-Kingdom with the naturally small occurring population. After paying a huge price, they would then have no more energy or power to push through the 2nd Fort. Hence, although the rest of the Forts had their own self-defense systems, they were incomparable to the importance of the 1st to 3rd.
Zheng Yan He had now had ample forces, however, against the frenzied foreign races, the defenses of the other Forts were not as powerful as the 1st 3, hence, the subsequent Forts were being taken down in succession.
Each fort could only hold out for 3 days, there were some which could barely last a day before being breached.
After 25 days, the Xue Luo Forts, termed as infallible, had been largely destroyed, leaving behind the last and final, 20th Fort.
On the 25th day of battle, the foreign armies had lost 2 million soldiers, covering over 10 li, where numerous corpses could be seen along the way. The fresh blood had already dyed the entire plains a dark red.
As for the humans, Zheng Yan He had given his all to command the battle, yet, he had already lost 20,000 human soldiers. The destroyed Mech-Fighters had reached 30,000.
In front of the 20th Fort, a large number of Boar-Warriors were now surging towards the city wall. The Boar-Warriors and Pig-Warriors had a strong breeding ability, thus, they were the favorite cannon fodders of the Dino-Races.
In the skies, some hundreds of Cardinal-Warriors soared, attracting the firepower from the Fort.
The human soldiers on the city wall wielded their weapons and fired them alongside the automatic defenses at the enemy troops.
In the past battles, Zheng Yan He had tried to protect the human soldiers as much as he could. Thus, he would seldom deploy the soldiers to fight. However, the situation was different now. The 20th Fort was the final stand, they had no way of retreat. In order to defend the place, he had no choice but to activate the human troops.
The benefit of having human soldiers at the onset of battle was that they could help prevent the damage to their automated defenses. The disadvantage was that the casualty rate would then climb faster.
The humans and the vassal forces of the Dino-army clashed against each other. It was incredibly violent, with numerous soldiers losing their lives.
In a secret basement of the 20th Fort, the various commanders were in a meeting.
Ma Lei spoke, “What do we do? Seems like it’s hard to defend the 20th Fort. I think we should prepare to retreat now and conserve some troops for Leader.”
The 20th Fort had a tight defense as well as automated defenses. Even with 160,000 elites on standby, as well as the most advanced technologies, no one had the confidence to say that they could hold out.
This was because they had seen for themselves the terror of the Dino-army’s vassal forces. Under the relentless counterattack by the soldiers in the past 19 Forts, there were already over 3 million of the enemy forces wiped out. And yet, they were still coming, as though there was no end to them. The ferocity of the siege caused a chill even in the sturdiest of hearts.
What was most demoralizing was that, other than some rare moments where the Dino-warriors would make a move, for the most part of this assault, the Dino-army had not yet made a move. They were watching the battle coldly, and that sort of pressure was extremely despairing.
Han Qiong’s face turned cold, “This is already the last stand for the humans, how can we retreat? If we retreat, that would mean allowing those demons into Cloud Region. It would become a hunting ground for them here.”
The 20th Fort was the final form of defense for the human population in Cloud Region. Once this was breached, all of Cloud Region would be exposed to the enemy.
In the hundreds of years, the human population had dumped a lot of resources into the 20 Forts and the construction of the palace. It was due to this investment that the 19 Forts could eradicate over 3 million enemies.
Inside Cloud Region, the defenses of the cities were considerably weaker. 2,000 ordinary Dino-Warriors could easily wipe out a city that had 200,000 humans.
If they allowed the Dino-warriors to enter Cloud Region, it would be a calamity.
Ma Lei continued stubbornly, “I feel that we should conserve our strength. Cloud Region is so vast if we retreat, the Dino-army definitely has to scatter. We can then make use of the advantage in terrain to wipe them out in skirmishes. If we stand guard here, once the fort is breached, there will not be any forces to stand against them,”
“Furthermore, our strength is almost spent here. Leader does not have our support at all, he must be having it tough.” Ma Lei quickly added that sentence, before turning to Shao Yun, who had been silent, asking, “Shao Yun, what do you think?”
Ma Lei, Shao Yun, Han Qiong, Sun Lan Lan were the most important 4 subordinates under Yue Zhong.
Shao Yun frowned and spoke out, “I feel we should consult Leader. If he wants us to defend, we will defend. If he wants us to retreat, we will retreat!”
Ma Lei furrowed his brows and sighed inwardly. He had hoped to retreat then report to Yue Zhong. At that time, he had hoped that by conserving some troops for Yue Zhong, he would not blame him.
Han Qiong nodded, “Fine. I’ll report to Leader Yue Zhong.”
“There’s no need. I’m here.”
At this moment, the door opened, and Yue Zhong walked in.
Following surprised and excited cheers, all the commanders stood up in the room, looking at Yue Zhong with gazes of joy.
Yue Zhong declared firmly, “We shall stand our ground for 20 days! We need to guard here, and not retreat in these 20 days!”
All of them immediately replied in unison, “Yes sir!”
Ma Lei immediately asked after, “Leader, why 20 days before retreating?”
Yue Zhong responded, “Because it will take 20 days for all the humans in Cloud Region to escape from here. In these 20 days, we must guard here with all our lives, and not allow the fort to fall!”
When the 20 Forts had been besieged, Yue Zhong had not stopped working, immediately setting plans for the humans from Cloud Region to migrate over to the 2nd World.
Due to the vast size of Cloud Region, while Yue Zhong’s orders were being carried out, it would still take some time to evacuate all the humans throughout the region. 20 days was the absolute limit.
Chapter 720: The objective of the Type 7 Dino-Emperor!
Above the 20th Fort, Zheng Yan He was in a command center, watching the intense battle below, his eyes bloodshot.
The Dino-warriors had pushed the vassal forces to attack constantly without rest, while Zheng Yan He had been commanding the battle without resting himself. Although he was a Type 5 Divine Warrior, after so many days, even he was exhausted. However, he stood firm on the frontline to command.
After these few days, everyone had to admit that Zheng Yan He was truly an ingenious commander at defense. With his impeccable timing and strategic commands, they had been able to hold out for so long.
The fall of the 19 Forts was not because Zheng Yan He was not capable, but the enemies were too overbearing.
This time, it was a battle against the overlords of the land, with an unending number of soldiers. If it was not for the Mech-Fighters being utilized, the 200,000 human soldiers would have long been wiped out.
“Leader Yue Zhong is here!”
“Leader Yue Zhong!!
All of a sudden, cheers erupted from the human crowd.
When Zheng Yan He heard this name, his eyebrows arched, and he turned towards the source of the commotion. He discovered a young man walking over, guarded by 20 Type 4 experts.
Zheng Yan He turned to the 2 Type 5 experts besides him, Wu Bao and Wei Wu, saying, “Old Wu, Old Wei, let’s go over.”
Wu Bao and Wu Wei might not surpass Zheng Yan He in terms of combat ability, but they were still peak experts. They wore Type 5 Battle Suits so that they can charge into joining the fray anytime they were required.
Wu Bao and Wei Wu both looked towards Yue Zhong with complicated gleams, before nodding and following Zheng Yan He.
Zheng Yan He eyed Yue Zhong, bowing respectfully, “Emperor Yue Zhong, I did not perform my duties properly and am guilty of this heavy offense, I plead for your mercy.”
He knew that Yue Zhong held their lives and deaths in his palm now. If Yue Zhong were to revoke their military authority, they had no way of contesting it either. When he thought of how he had refused Yue Zhong previously, his heart sank. Should Yue Zhong be a narrow-minded person, then he would likely just kill them. It did not matter if he died, however, he did not want the 20th Fort to be conquered due to his death. That would result in the bloodshed of the entire Cloud Region.
Wu Bao and Wei Wu also stepped forward to bow, “Wu Bao (Wei Wu) begs for Your Majesty’s mercy!”
Yue Zhong hurried to support them up, his face serious, “What offenses are you guys guilty of? If it wasn’t for the effort of you Generals, the 20 Forts would have long since fallen. I’m still hoping for the 3 of you to continue and aid me in defending the Cloud Region, you’re the last hope for our humankind!”
Zheng Yan He’s heart relaxed, as he swore a promise to Yue Zhong, “Thank you, Your Majesty!! Your subordinate will definitely defend this fort until my death! As long as the fort stands, I will stay! If the fort falls, I shall die together with it!”
Yue Zhong continued, “Let Zheng Yan He handle this. I’ve brought 20,000 Mech-Fighters with me, 250,000 engineering robots, a hundred energy cannons, a hundred heavy assault helicopters, 80 Reapers, 300 Laser Gun-mounted vehicles, a 1,000 heavy tanks, as well as 2,000 City Guards. With such a force, are you able to hold out for 20 days?”
This time, Yue Zhong had sent out a large number of equipment and weapons to the 20th Fort, preparing for this crucial battle.
In this battle, Yue Zhong was clear that with the present strength of the humans in Cloud Region, they will definitely fail. However, he hopes to borrow the 20 Forts to wear down the vassal forces, buying more time for the humans of Cloud Region.
Zheng Yan He was moved, as he responded, “Your subordinate will guard this place for the next 20 days!”
The might of the armored unit that Yue Zhong brought was astonishing. If it were unleashed in Cloud Region, no single faction would be able to defend themselves. The fact that Yue Zhong was dedicating so many resources to the Forts defenses caused Zheng Yan He to be moved.
Yue Zhong then saluted Zheng Yan Ha and spoke, “Then I’ll hand over the command to you! I will be on the frontlines as a soldier! It’s up to you now!”
He knew that his experience in commanding troops was not sufficient. At the same time, he was not well versed in the Fort defenses. As the matter concerned the lives and deaths of over 180,000 human soldiers, he chose to pass the authority to someone with experience.
A look of shock and emotions welled up in Zheng Yan He’s eyes, “Your Majesty!! I will not let you down!”
Wu Bao and Wei Wu also had emotional looks. After all, in the past, the emperors had seldom appeared on the battlefield.
And yet, Yue Zhong was already the Emperor that Cloud Region recognized, he was still willing to fight on the frontlines. This bolstered their emotions and morale.
Yue Zhong chuckled, before taking up his Electromagnetic Cannon and walked out.
“Leader Yue Zhong!!”
“It’s Sir Yue Zhong!!”
” Leader Yue Zhong is about to join us in battle!”
“His Majesty! His Majesty is actually fighting alongside us!!”
Many people knew of Yue Zhong’s identity and status, and instantly, the entire Fort erupted in cheers. The morale shot through the roof. With Yue Zhong personally leading the frontlines, it meant that Cloud Region had no plans to abandon or give up on them.
Wu Bao eyed him and commented softly, “Seems like it’s not bad that he became the new ruler of Cloud Region.”
Wei Wu roared out with laughter, pulling out his own Electromagnetic Cannon and darted forwards into the battlefield, firing at the enemy soldiers, “Old Wu! We can’t call him that anymore!! He’s the Emperor now!! Fighting for this Emperor is truly an honor! An honor for all of Cloud Region!! Haha!! Seeing him, even I can’t help but want to slaughter more foreign dogs!! I’m heading off!!”
In the palace of the Tyranno-Kingdom, a huge shadow in the darkness suddenly opened its eyes. A bright gleam appeared, as though capable of slicing through the earth itself.
“It’s here!! He’s finally appeared!! That is the God and Devil Imprint!! He’s a Type 5 Divine Warrior!! Great!! Great!! He must already have a God-Devil Nucleus!! I must kill him!! He’s mine!!! Once I absorb his strength, I can break through and become a Type 8 Divine Warrior!!”
With that, a powerful strength burst out from the area, as the huge shadow got up, the shockwave spreading outwards.
Within the Capital, many experts quickly kneeled and trembled when they felt the shockwave.
In one corner, Type 6 Tyranno-Queen Agu Xi was affected by the shockwave as well. Her face turned pale, as she trembled slightly, as though she could not move, “Strong!! Is that the might of the Type 7 Dino-Emperor?! He’s truly terrifying!! Just the pressure was enough to suppress 30% of my strength!! Fearsome!!”
A powerful sound reverberated across the entire kingdom, “Convey my orders!! Everyone is to charge for the Fort!”
At the next moment, there was a loud explosion, as a huge hole appeared in the palace, while a dark light shot out from within, traveling towards the distance.
Agu Xi glanced at the speed of the black shadow in the skies, her eyes flashing with envy, “The Type 7 Dino-Emperor already possesses the ability to control the energy of heaven and earth. Even if he’s not a winged-type, he can already travel through the air. The legends were true, it seems. Once we evolve to the Type 7 realm, we’ll not be bound to the land.”
As a Type 6 Tyranno-King, Agu Xi was already near invincible, no one was a match for her. However, she had one regret, which was that she could not fly. Each time she came across an airborne enemy, she could only watch them fly away.
With the orders of the Type 7 Dino-Emperor, the majority of the Dino-army forces began to launch an assault towards the direction of the Xue Luo Fort.
From the skies, the countless dino-warriors were like ants, a line that stretched for over a hundred li, as they made for the Fort.
Most of the Dino-Races were warriors. It was just an issue of how strong they were. Most of the weaker male Dino-Warriors were at least at the Type 3 stage, while the female ones might not necessarily be stronger, but made up for it with their viciousness and ferocity.
It was because of their savage nature that everyone was a warrior, and thus, they could all fight, and completely suppress humankind, preventing the technologically advanced humans from stepping out of Cloud Region.
At the same time, they did not mind cannibalism in times of hunger. They were willing to consume the corpses of their comrades. With their various vassal forces, there was the support of rations, as well as the nourishment of the Blood Honey. This was how their backend support was much solid compared to the humans.
On the 20th Fort, Yue Zhong was firing constantly with his Electromagnetic Cannon, easily blasting off the heads of over 20 Boar-Warriors in the span of a breath. All of a sudden, his brows furrowed, as he felt an impending sense of crisis.
“What’s going on? Why do I feel like something bad’s about to happen?”
He looked towards the distance, and could not tell the source of his rising sense of unease.