Book 9 Chapter 51 Appetizer
It was night time.
When Teng Qingshan took the secret letter from Zhuge Yuanhong, his facial expression changed drastically. He was so angry that he burst out in laughter. “Haha, the people of Qing Hu Island just won’t give up! It seems like we were not fierce enough. Fine… They won’t know how to fear until they have learned their lesson.” Teng Qingshan was furious!
According to the report, the entire Silver Dragon Army at the northern border of Jiangning had been dispatched, and there were thirty thousand of them!
“They are aiming to attack swiftly and obliterate the Gui Yuan Sect all at once so that the Heavenly God Palace won’t be able to aid them in time,” Zhuge Yuan inferred.
“Teacher, count on me,” Teng Qingshan said as he strode toward the training field. “It won’t be late for Teacher to return to the Gui Yuan Sect when morning comes.”
At the training field, the Splitting Mountain Axe had been inserted into the ground. Teng Qingshan then took hold of it with a single grasp.
“Bladelike Chi!” Teng Qingshan turned his head and shouted.
A black shadow sprang out from the door of a big house at the side of the training field. Then at last, it suspended in the air above Teng Qingshan. It was the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, whose body was two Zhang (five meters) long. Although its body had shrunk since entering the Emptiness Realm, it was still larger than the Whole Gale Eagle.
“Let’s go.” Teng Qingshan hopped onto the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. Then he strapped the Splitting Mountain Axe on his back and pointed eastward.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s wings vibrated slightly as it pierced through the sky and departed. Teng Qingshan did not even feel a bit of the fierce gust of wind.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi headed toward Jiangning County-City, flying swiftly amidst the dark night sky.
“Weird.” As Teng Qingshan sat on the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, he realized something surprising. A shapeless coat of air had formed on the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, protecting Teng Qingshan from the fierce gusts of wind. “No wonder.” After a moment of scrutinization, Teng Qingshan found out how it was doing this.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi had two pairs of wings. The pair of wings in front happened to send streams of air up in a diagonal manner.
They had traveled a distance of three hundred Li, and less than fifteen minutes had passed by.
While Teng Qingshan was amazed by the odd ability of the Bladelike Chi’s pair of wings, Jiangning County-City had already appeared within his line of sight.
“That was fast. As expected of the Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast!” Teng Qingshan exclaimed in astonishment.
“Descend, Bladelike Chi.” Teng Qingshan patted the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s back and pointed out a direction.
Morning had yet to arrive. However, having received the news earlier, the Gui Yuan Sect had summoned the sleeping soldiers and disciples of the Gui Yuan Sect, ordering them to guard the city walls.
Above the northern wall:
“Senior Jing Yi, the Silver Dragon Army arrived here from the north. They must have come through the official road in the north.” Zhuge Yun pointed northward. Simultaneously, he cast a glance at the terrifying monster beside Teng Qingshan… Actually, when Teng Qingshan arrived, the presence of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi incited great fear in the hearts of many people.
The appearance of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was indeed too frightening.
It was scarier than the demons from folklore, and just the sight of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi caused the hearts of the people to palpitate.
“Alright,” Teng Qingshan looked to the north and asked, “Zang Feng, are the Long Gang Guards ready? “
“Senior, the six thousand Long Gang Guards are all ready.” Zang Feng straightened his back, knowing that the person before his eyes was the Emptiness Realm Expert, Jing Yi.
At this moment, Elder Yan, Elder Ni, and a big group of people stood right behind Teng Qingshan. However, they deliberately remained at a distance from the two-Zhang-tall Six Legged Bladelike Chi, who stood beside Teng Qingshan.
“We will definitely defeat the thirty thousand Silver Dragon Soldiers,” Zang Feng said confidently. Yet, he had no idea that if Teng Qingshan were not here, just the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf alone would be enough to massacre the Long Gang Guards.
“Hehe.” Teng Qingshan smirked indifferently as he looked at the north. He then instructed, “Polish your weapons and rest. Don’t rush. Be patient. When the soldiers of Qing Hu Island arrive, we will kill them thoroughly.”
“Yes, we’ll kill them slowly.”
Everyone was filled with confidence because they had the powerful Emptiness Realm Expert, Jing Yi, by their side.
“Thump! Thump! Thump! Thump!”
The earth trembled, and the intense sound of hoofbeats seemed to strike the hearts of the men.
As one looked down from above the northern city walls, a great number of cavalrymen could be seen galloping rapidly on the official road which stretched all the way to the ends of the north. The handsome war horses and courageous cavalrymen dashed fervently, surging forward like inundating floodwaters.
“They’re coming.” The corners of Teng Qingshan’s mouth curved into a cold smirk.
Teng Qingshan was extremely furious at the Qing Hu Island’s sneaky attacks. Had he left Jiangning County or gone to Qingzhou to see Li Jun, he would not have been able to make it back in time to save the Gui Yuan Sect from the Qing Hu Island’s sneak attack. Consequently, the Gui Yuan Sect would have been obliterated, and the Teng Clan in Jiangning County-City would also suffer!
His parents and his sister, Little Qing, as well as Qinghu and Zhuge Yun…
If these people died…
Teng Qingshan would be driven crazy with anger! If that happened, even dying would not undo the great tragedy.
“I absolutely won’t allow a sneak attack to happen again!” Teng Qingshan said as chill radiated from his gaze.
The great number of cavalrymen gathered beneath the northern city walls. Then all of them leaped off their horses. They led their horses and stood in an orderly manner. These cavalrymen were the Silver Dragon Soldiers. Although they were exhausted after the four-hour horse ride, they still appeared fine.
“Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!”
Three shadows descended swiftly from a high altitude.
“Three?” As Zhuge Yun and the others stood on the thick city walls, they were shocked by the presence of the three shadows.
Yet, Teng Qingshan felt even more furious when he saw the three shadows amidst the formation of Silver Dragon Soldiers.
“Haha…” Laughter rang out from amidst the formation of soldiers.
“Jing Yi, I spared your life. I did not expect that you would still be in the Gui Yuan Sect. I will give you another chance. Leave now and I may spare your life again. Otherwise, your ending will be the same as theirs,” the Blind Swordmaster said complacently. This time, he was very confident.
“…End my life?” While Teng Qingshan held the Splitting Mountain Axe, fe felt so mad that he began to laugh. “Blind Tie, why don’t you examine yourself? Are you really powerful enough to speak such arrogant words?”
“Jing Yi, do you think that you can win because you have a demonic beast by your side?” The Blind Swordmaster said as he hovered in the sky.
“Hurry up,” the black-haired hunter at the side urged.
This battle must be swift!
The Blind Swordmaster waved his hand and simultaneously appeared 10 Zhang away from the city. As he moved, he commanded loudly, “Charge into Jiangning County City and annihilate the Gui Yuan Sect! Attack!” As the Blind Swordmaster spoke, he swung the thin iron rod in his hand, and nine dark shadows were sent flying toward the walls of Jiangning County-City. The nine shadows were so fast that there wasn’t enough time for Teng Qingshan to do anything.
The thick and strong city gate exploded, and pieces of iron flew off chaotically. The city walls trembled and snapped, and huge cracks appeared on the walls. Many soldiers of the Gui Yuan Sect, who had been standing behind the gate, were smashed to death on the spot. For a moment, screams of terror and pain rang out incessantly. The city gate was painted red with the fresh blood of the soldiers of the Gui Yuan Sect.
Within such a short time, the enemy had broken through the city gate!
Fierce drum rolls rang out suddenly. Then the Silver Dragon Soldiers, who had already mounted their horses, rushed toward the city.
Teng Qingshan stood on the city gate tower with a cold and bloody expression. The two-Zhang-tall Six Legged Bladelike Chi was standing beside him. Simultaneously, Teng Qingshan and the Six Legged Bladelike Chi shot toward the ground like two falling meteorites.
“Bladelike Chi,” Teng Qingshan yelled with anger, “Kill!”
While the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was still in mid-air, its four bladelike limbs emitted clicketty-clacking sounds. A crazy amount of sharp dagger-like spikes flew out from the limbs of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. The spikes were one Chi long, and there were over a hundred of them on each bladelike limb!
The four limbs fired over four hundred sharp spikes!
The Silver Dragon Soldiers galloped swiftly with bloodshot eyes. At 30 Zhang away from the city wall, they were assaulted by phantoms formed by the rapid sharp spikes!
The soldiers were like the cubes of meat on a lamb skewer. A sharp spike would pierce through the first soldier, the second soldier, and then the third. The sharp spike would continue in a straight line, shooting through the soldiers all the way till the end!
Furthermore, there wasn’t just one sharp spike!
There were over four hundred trenchant spikes!
With over four hundred spikes, a death zone was formed. The great number of spikes encircled the approaching Silver Dragon Soldiers.
“Pew!” “Pew!” The intense sound of the spikes piercing through armor and flesh rang continuously like the pattering of raindrops. The several thousand Silver Dragon Soldiers charging at the frontline fell off their horses in succession!
This was a magnificent scene of several thousand men falling off their horses!
“Rumble~~” A cascade of huge rocks smashed into the ground. A great number of riders were thrown off, and they crashed onto the ground as well. As many of the riders fell, their feet were entrapped in the stirrups, resulting in many warhorses bumping into each other. For a moment, the battle formation was a complete chaos. Several thousand men were collapsed on the ground, while the confused horses blocked the path of the charging soldiers at the rear.
“Help, save me.”
The mournful and painful cries rang out amidst the several thousand people who had collapsed. The sharp spikes pierced through their bodies, and the unlucky ones whose vitals were hit died immediately. The remaining people were wounded heavily, and blood oozed out continuously from their wounds. For a moment, the reek of blood permeated the entire area.
Then it was quiet! There was total silence!
The soldiers of the Gui Yuan Sect, as well as the Silver Dragon Soldiers who were still far away from the city wall, were all dumbstruck. All of them stared at the several thousand soldiers who had collapsed within merely a few seconds.
Those were the elite Silver Dragon Soldiers!
Yet with the effort of a breath, the battle was over!
“Demon. A demon!”
“I-is this God? Is this God?!”
The Silver Dragon Soldiers who weren’t charging forward suffered a mental breakdown. Some of them even began screaming. Others immediately spurred their horses to turn around, fleeing from there. This was not battle. This was a massacre! A one-sided massacre!
“Neigh~~” At this moment, only the painful screams of the soldiers who had collapsed on the ground and the neighs of the horses could be heard.
This was astounding.
The ordinary human beings were not the only ones who were shocked. Even the Blind Swordmaster hovering in mid-air and the black-haired hunter were astonished. Almost everyone fixed their eyes on the man and the demonic beast that had descended amidst the piles of corpses and heavily injured soldiers.
“Swish! Swish! Swish!”
The great amount of spikes made a turned around from afar and flew back into the four bladelike limbs of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi.
“Thanks, Bladelike Chi.” Teng Qingshan flicked a glance at the Six Legged Bladelike Chi standing beside him. He had already known about its ability… that the use of just two to three of its sharp spikes or concealed weapons was enough to threaten an Emptiness Realm Expert.
The release of over four hundred sharp spikes did create an impact on its ‘Spirit,’ so the force of the spikes would be weakened as well. However, this was the best and fastest way to slaughter an army!
“Jing Yi! You—” The Blind Swordmaster’s was so angry that his face darkened. He wanted to say something but had no idea of what to say.
“Blind Man Tie, I thought you said that you wouldn’t spare my life this time and that you would destroy the Gui Yuan Sect?” At dawn, Teng Qingshan’s voice boomed throughout the entire battlefield and resonated between the heavens and the earth. “The Gui Yuan Sect has several hundred thousand men. Currently, only a few thousand of your Silver Dragon Soldiers have died. This is just the appetizer. How’s the taste of the appetizer? It’s not bad, right? Would you like to taste it again?”