The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 128
Chapter 128: Overwhelming Advantage
The army that appeared out of the portal was the 13th Battalion of the Underworld. Their gears and fighting abilities were clearly suited for environments under the ‘Underworld Suppressing Formation’.
Even though they were the residents of the Underworld, they were still affected by the ‘Underworld Suppressing Formation. As such, they trained themselves on teamwork, close combat and projectile skills. They also employed different effective battle formations to bolster their attack and defensive might.
Their armors were fashioned to be extremely mobile, while able to efficiently block blows. These armors were made from the skin of the Night Wyverns
The Night Wyverns were one of the living beings that were naturally formed in the Underworld. This means they have no actual ancestors and that they just spontaneously appeared after the Underworld Realm was created.
As for their abilities, the Night Wyverns have powerful bodies. Their tough, flexible skin gives them a good defense. Their aura of death was great that it was said that it can reduce the life essence of anyone it gets close to.
The Yama took interest on this and ordered the capture of all Night Wyverns. Since then, all the Night Wyverns were treated as poultry animals. Their meat was a good delicacy for the nobles. As for its bones, the bones were powdered and were turned into an alchemic ingredient.
This bone powder was then used for concoction of pills related to death and samsara.
The skin on the other hand, were processed to be the armor worn by all the Underworld Soldiers These armors, under the ‘Underworld Suppressing Formation’, can withstand attacks from a peak First Stage.
Although the Night Wyverns have the ability to talk, they were too afraid to complain to the Yama, since their leader had been his personal mount already.
This means that the Night Wyverns were doomed to be the pigs of the Underworld Realm. Some nasty-looking, putrid tasting and gut-clenching pigs.
As for the weapons, they mainly use swords, spear and axes for the close-range combat. As for the long-range, bows, crossbows and slingshots were used.
For the close-range weapons, they can only be produced by the Underworld. Why? It’s because these weapons were all created with a unique metal only found in the Underworld Realm.
The Nether Metal.
The Nether Metal, similar to the Night Wyverns, naturally just occurred after the Underworld Ream was created.
All the negative emotions and the deathly aura in the Underworld Realm tend to combine together, mixing with certain minerals, creating the Nether Metal.
Due to the abundance of the negative emotions and the staggering amount of dead people present, the Nether Metal was actually plentiful in the Underworld Realm. The miners only had to find where it has been deposited.
In the Underworld, the Nether Metal can be considered to be just ok, with its special effects ineffective to the Underworld Realm residents. But once used on the living, the Nether Metal becomes quite useful.
Because of its inherent death aura, weapons made with Nether Metal can easily affect the vitality and robustness of the living beings. In a battle where strengths are equal, the one that can last longer will win.
With the weapons made from Nether Metal, defenders of the Solstice Kingdom will have their vitality easily stolen. They won’t be even able to fight back before collapsing due exhaustion.
As for the bows, their bodies were made from branches of Infernal trees, while the strings were made from the tendons of Hell Anacondas. The arrows were a combination of infernal tree for the arrow body and Nether Metal as the arrow head.
Infernal trees were the most common trees that can grow in the Underworld Realm. Because of the innately cold and dark environment in the Underworld Realm, Infernal trees developed the ability to photosynthesize the death energy present in in the Underworld Realm
This, coupled with the extreme conditions in the Underworld Realm ensured that its durability and flexibility were off the charts.
As for the Hell Anacondas, they were snake creatures that wander the Nether Realm. They are the same as normal anacondas, eating what they can. Due to their great flexibility and power, most Hell Anacondas were under hunt for their materials that they can provide.
Because of their sinuous bodies, their tendons were tough and flexible. Such properties were fitting for a bowstring.
The arrow’s properties were just a combination of the infernal tree branch and the nether metal. High toughness with life-draining abilities.
All in all, these armors and weapons made the Underworld Soldiers almost undefeatable.
Coupled with the mysterious and illustrious battle formations, the current 13th Battalion seems to bring doom on the entire Solstice Kingdom.
In front of the marching Underworld Soldiers, there was a guy leading them.
His armor glowed brilliantly against the backdrop of the darkness. He was riding a skeletal horse, with his posture intact and his face serene. He occasionally sniffs the air clearly wanting more of that fragrant scent. A sword hung by his side, that occasionally vibrated. This vibration shows how excited the sword was
By his side was a wizened old man. His back hunched with age, but his eyes still shone with intelligence. He gently whispered some words to the man leading the army.
“Young Master… with the struggle this kingdom may put up, 6 hours may be enough to defeat them all.”
“6 hours? Hahahaha! Then I shall make it happen in 3 hours!” From the voice of this man, it was clear that he was the arrogant speaker from earlier!
“But Young Master…”
“Hmph. I’ll have to show I am worthy to be Yama’s descendant!”
This arrogant guy was one of the bloodline descendants of the Yama. Surprisingly, Yama can actually impregnate women in the Underworld! Due to the Underworld Laws being manipulated by Yama, he can choose any women he liked and then woo her. If she agrees, she will be one of his wives.
These wives will then bear the children of Yama. Because these children of Yama has his bloodline, they can also procreate, creating more children in the process.
These chain cycle of procreation eventually led to the creation of the Underworld Royal Family. The only requirement to join the Underworld Royal Family was to have the Yama bloodline. As long as one has it, they can give additional children for the Royal Family.
As for status, the purer the blood, the better.
As for the arrogant man, he was actually a rare mutation. Current descendants of Yama only had very very thin traces of is bloodline due to the very long time that had passed.
But this arrogant man’s bloodline was actually of 50% purity!
This skyrocketed his status in the Underworld Royal Family. Yama himself appointed him as a general of the 13th Battalion.
Many of course were unsatisfied with his special treatment. They think he was not yet experienced enough for such positions. He could only hold back his sneer as he listened to their pathetic excuses.
But now, the arrogant man had found the chance to prove that he was just not a talent. He can be a force to be reckoned with!
“I, Siwang Wangzi, shall show my might today!” He clenched his fist as he roved his eyes at the ruins of the castle. He saw the fear and tension in the eyes of the people who saw him.
He loved it.
He wants control, and now, he will exert it.
“Let’s go and claim this promise land!” Siwang Wangzi then chanted,
“For King Yama!”
“For King Yama!” All the armored Underworld Soldiers shouted back.
This was the time in the history recorded as the start of the bloody defense for the Solstice Kingdom.