Chapter 650 – Surprise
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
The small pile of star treasures lit up with dazzling lusters, causing the entire warship to become bright, shining on everyone's sluggish expressions clearly.
In the silence, all of their mouths were opened, they stared at the small pile of treasures in front of Tang Tian. They had never seen so many spirit objects before, all of the energy undulation they were releasing pervaded the air, the energy inside the warship became affected, revealing an extremely strange situation.
~Are they all spirit objects…..~
~How is that possible…..~
Ling Xia's expression the most marvelous, her eyes almost dropped to the ground, her breathing halted. Tang Tian's everyday wealth had already shocked her to the point of lunacy, but everything that she knew, the knowledge that she encompassed, in front of the pile of spirit objects, she had been reduced into an idiot.
~The Honorable Martial Continent won't have so many spirit objects…..~
~Who is he?~
Although everyone's expressions made young lad Tang extremely elated, but he knew that they were still in a predicament, so he did not have time to be pleased. He used strength to clap, causing everyone's attention to be roused.
"From now on, all of your five families will be split into five parts, Wei Family, the Sagittarius Constellation. Li Family, the Cancer Constellation. Yu Family, the Aries Constellation. Ye Family, Libra Constellation. Zhang Family, Aquarius Constellation."
Tang Tian shamelessly copied and corresponded the five families to their respective Ecliptic Palaces names, this way, it was more convenient for him.
Everyone did not have any objections, but instead felt that the new names given to them were extremely suitable, just that…..
"Wait, what's constellation?" Wei Ting Ting asked.
"Errrrr." Tang Tian was stunned, the Sacred Saint Galaxy did not use any constellation names, so he had no choice but to vaguely explain: "Similar to continents."
Everyone was enlightened, some of the more mature youngsters felt moved. Could it be that the Master hoped that each of their families would hold a continent each in the future?
"Alright." Tang Tian started separating the star treasures, and muttered to himself: "Aquarius, Sagittarius, Cancer, Aries, Libra, lucky I have many treasures. I still need to obtain more in the future though, alright alright, I still have many 12 Ecliptic Palace treasures, but I still need to get more…."
Although he had many star treasures, he had thrown them all into Ursa Major Constellation's warehouse, but for the sake of Little Fool to refine more spirit treasures, he had brought a few of them.
"Sagittarius and Aries, offense, Libra for control, Cancer for defense, what can Aquarius do? Eh, how do Aquarius constellation martial artists fight?" Tang Tian picked up one star treasure and muttered to himself.
Little Fool who had just floated up whispered to Tang Tian emotionlessly: "With money."
Tang Tian's expression froze, he did not say anything, those words cannot be said. But in Heaven's Road, it was a fact that they were hailed as the richest martial artists.
After picking out the five treasures of the respective constellations, Tang Tian heaved a sigh of relief, it was sufficient. The star treasures were separated into six piles, other than the five families, there was one remaining for the Underworld Continent's Demonic Mounts. Tang Tian then pointed to each pile and explained.
"That's for Aquarius, that's Aries, that's Cancer, that's Sagittarius, this is Libra, and this is for the Demonic Mounts. One person take one."
Although they could roughly guess what was happening, but for it to truly happen, all of them were immediately filled with joy and disbelief.
After a long while, everyone calmed down.
"What are you guys dilly dallying for? Hurry up!" Tang Tian opened his eyes wide and said impatiently: "Take the time now and familiarize yourself with it."
They awoke from their daydream and immediately went up.
One treasure per person, the strength of the five families disciples greatly increased, but it would not be easy for them if they truly wanted to display their full potential. Tang Tian was no longer an amateur, especially through Bing's trainings, he at least know what he was doing. It was impossible for them to form any coordination in such a short time.
The Black Arrow Warship had three silver grade main cannons installed, six Honeycomb Sword Cannons, three silver grade Star Mass Spears and 12 Heaven Devastating Blades.
Shi Sen's Demonic Mounts nicely fit the 12 Heaven Devastating Blades.
For the silver grade Star Mass Spears, they were handed over to the Aries Constellation's Yu Family who were experts in Spear techniques.
(TN: Sorry guys, I have mistakenly translated Star Mass Spears as Guns in one of the prior chapters, because weapons on a ship are usually guns and cannons, but it seems like it truly is a spear handled by the spear users.)
Tang Tian left the Honeycomb Sword Cannons for himself.
Three sets of silver grade main cannons were unsuitable against the nimble pirate warships, so they were forsaken by Tang Tian and Little Fool.
Suddenly, Tang Tian and Little Fool were surprised by an abrupt flow of light aura, they stopped their discussion, and were completely stunned by the scene in front of them.
Each and every single person were enveloped in lights, the lights were of different colors, causing the warship to become extremely colorful and bright.
But the next thing that happened instantly caused Tang Tian and Little Fool's face to change.
On board the pirate ship.
"How much longer till we catch up?" Mei Chen Xiu asked.
The adjutant beside him quickly gave him a precise timing: "In around 15 minutes. Lucky for us, our warship's speed is good, and that Meng Nan has too many people onboard, if not, we will have difficulty catching up to the Black Arrow Warships."
The adjutant was moved, Chen Mei Xiu was no different, the Black Arrow Warship's performance was absolutely one of the best amongst the small size warships, and of course its price was equally scary. If he was commanding the luxuriously equipped and prepared Honorable Martial Army, Chen Mei Xiu had many ways to chase, but he was currently leading pirates. To not attract attention, there was never any communication between the pirates and the Honorable Martial Continent. Even the communication between Chen Mei Xiu and his family were cut off.
"Get everyone to be prepared for battle, Meng Nan's fighting abilities are not to be underestimated." Chen Mei Xiu did not look down on his opponents even if they were a fleet.
Meng Nan had proven his strength time and time again, and to Chen Mei Xiu who had personally proven himself, he would never look down on a person like that.
Suddenly, the adjutant cried out in surprise: "Oh my god, what is that?"
Chen Mei Xiu was startled, he immediately turned to look at his opponent, his eyes constricting.
The Black Arrow Warship ahead of them had lit up with dazzling multicolored light auras, those light auras were actually leaking out of the warship!
~What's going on?~
The Black Arrow Warship is not known for its defense, but its body was made up of Black Mist Wood. Black Mist Wood had weak transparency, thus keeping light auras from leaking out, but for light aura to be penetrating through it, how bright must the light auras be?
~What are those light auras?~
A strong intense uneasiness birthed in Chen Mei Xiu's heart, just at that moment, he sensed something, and muttered: "Energy ripples, a powerful energy ripple…."
His adjutant looked to the sky outside, there were sudden torrents appearing in the sky, like blades cutting across water, sweeping at extraordinary speeds.
The energy torrents swept past their warship, the screeching sound caused the hull to shake.
"Not good!" Chen Mei Xiu's eyes suddenly grew round, his face filled with shock: "They are absorbing energy!"
Ssssi ssssi ssssi!
All of the energy torrents were like transparent arrows, shooting in all directions across the sky, like raindrops flowing towards the Black Arrow Warship.
Chen Mei Xiu and his team watched as an unforgettable scene appeared before them.
Countless energy torrents flocked together, like ten thousand arrows being shot, they entered the warship.
The light aura of the warship became even stronger, as the multicolored light auras becoming even denser.
Ssssi sssssi ssssi!
Energy from even further away started to be pulled, under the intense attractions, the energy torrents gradually curved, until a vortex storm visible to the naked eye started to form in the horizon.
Chen Mei Xiu never thought that there would be a day where he would witness the complete formation of a storm. The energy storm grew bigger and bigger, quickly exceeding over 1.5km, it was extremely oppressive, the energy contained was enough to choke people's hearts.
The intense and crazy energy surged fanatically into the warship.
With the Black Arrow Warship in the center of the storm, the light auras continued to become brighter. The transparent yet quickly revolving energy storm was like a layer of water, the Black Arrow Warship's light aura was so bright that no one could see the Black Arrow Warship any more.
"Not good! Master, our warship's energy is starting to disperse!" The adjutant's panicked shouts awoke Chen Mei Xiu from his stupor, his face instantly changing.
Every warship held an astronomical amount of energy, that was the source of power for the warship's movements. All of this energy had been sealed with many layers, and was extremely safe.
This was the first time Chen Mei Xiu had encountered the energy of a warship being dispersed.
What a strong suction force!
Chen Mei Xiu looked at the Black Arrow Warship in shock, ~What's going on inside there?~
Chen Mei Xiu shouted, everything that was happening was too shocking. Although they could not understand what was happening inside the Black Arrow Warship, but even the slowest person could sense the intense danger from the Black Arrow Warship.
After retreating over 200 li, the energy dispersal finally disappeared, at the same time, all of the pirate groups that had finished battling had caught up.
Chen Mei Xiu felt more at ease.
Two pirate fleets had took a roundabout, they had avoided the terrifying energy storm by arching around, and blocked the path of the Black Arrow Warship.
This also meant that they had completed surrounding the Black Arrow Warship.
Regardless of what direction the Black Arrow Warship wanted to move, they would be blocked. This caused the Honorable Martial Continent to become even more confident. Although the scene before them were out of their expectations, but they firmly believed they held the advantage. Although the Black Arrow Warship held an advantage in speed, but as long as they were trapped, they would lose that advantage, and be like a fish trapped in a bowl, waiting for people to slaughter it.
The only thing that made them hesitate was the unknown activity happening inside the Black Arrow Warship.
Tang Tian regained his composure, he suddenly felt that the scene before him was extremely familiar, ~Didn't this happen to the seven sets of armors in the Sword Forest Stronghold?~
But, the scale of it was even more terrifying.
The treasures Tang Tian took out were mostly silver grade. But when the silver grade treasures were awakened in the hands of the disciples, the martial spirits inside the treasures immediately sensed the dense energy, the unprecedented dense energy.
The base instinct of absorbing energy instantly strengthened and exploded.
When the hundreds of treasures were giving their all to absorb energy, it produced an effect, far greater than the seven sets of treasures of the Sword Forest Stronghold, and even more terrifyingly.
All the energy in the Southern Islands were being pulled, and poured into all the treasures.
The light auras were the treasures greedily and fanatically absorbing energy.
Tang Tian could clearly feel that the treasures were greatly strengthening at a tremendous speed. The most obvious were the bronze treasures, they quickly silverized, increasing in grade and becoming silver grade treasures. For the silver treasures, they had already started forming a dim layer of gold.
Suddenly, Tang Tian slapped his own forehead.
~I'm truly stupid, this is so simple, why didn't I think of it?~
It was as though he had seen a road filled with gold.
Chapter 651 – Returning to the Shang Continent
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
The energy storm continued for 10 minutes.
Mei Chen Xiu's face was extremely ugly, the energy concentration around them had become extremely thin, far thinner than ever before. It was as though the energy in the entire Southern Islands had been stolen.
Mei Chen Xiu had never heard of such a thing.
"Master, the energy concentration outside is too low." The adjutant's tone was filled with deep shock: "It has already started to form a negative energy pressure, we need to leave now!"
Ordinarily, the energy concentration inside a warship is much denser than the energy concentration in the air. But, if the energy concentration in the air was too thin, it would result in negative energy pressure. The thin energy in the air would produce an intense suction force, causing the energy in the warship to be lost.
The materials used to make the warships were expensive, and thus this loss of energy would cause permanent damage.
Mei Chen Xiu bit his lips tightly, his face green.
The loss of the warship was the most terrible thing that could happen to them. It must be known that they were still in the White Sands Continent, and the three silver armies of White Sands Continent were still intact.
It was such a huge movement, if White Sands Continent did not have any counter reaction, they were truly idiots.
If the fleet that Mei Chen Xiu was commanding was the Honorable Martial Army, he would not be afraid, and he would not even place Suo Bi's 1st Army in his eyes, but what he was leading were pirates. Even though the backbone of the pirates were the elites of the Honorable Martial Continent, but the standard of the soldiers were too weak compared to silver grade armies.
Once they were to be tangled with silver grade armies, they would be in danger.
But what truly made Mei Chen Xiu choose to surrender was actually the Black Arrow Warship. All the energy in the Southern Islands was absorbed by the Black Arrow Warship. If all the energy in the Sea of Energy was compacted into a warship, what could be happening inside?
Mei Chen Xiu was equally curious and afraid.
In battle, if such a large amount of energy were to converge, it was usually the precedence to an extremely large scale attack.
The other pirate groups had started to retreat. Under the environment of negative energy pressure, the longer they stayed, the more damage would be done to the warships. At that time, even if they wanted to escape, it would be impossible.
Furthermore, they were in truth satisfied with the result. The Five Southern Island Families were completely destroyed, and what remained were a bunch of kids, what could they possible stir?
Mei Chen Xiu clenched his teeth: "We retreat!"
To ruin the entire operation for a small group would be the most terrible thing, and what made him worry even more was the transformation occurring inside the Black Arrow Warship. For some reason, the surprising transformation made him feel an unprecedented threat.
But he could not find fault with his companions who had chosen to retreat, to preserve their strength and to decide on the next course of action.
Mei Chen Xiu sorted out his emotions and recovered his steadiness. His eyes flashed with a look of cold.
~How can White Sands Continent not sense the huge movements in the Southern Islands? After this, the three silver grade armies will definitely chase after us.~
~Maybe, this is also a good opportunity, they will definitely not think about it, If we ourselves counterattack at this time….~
A brazen plan started forming in Mei Chen XIu's mind.
When the Black Arrow Warship became calm again, all the pirates had disappeared without a trace. All of the five families disciples who had gained their new power, returned back to their Southern Islands which was in ruins, the desolation in their eyes without any life remaining, caused them all to cry.
They teared, and buried the bodies of their families.
In the sky, Shi Sen looked down with a look of sympathy: "Master, do we go and help them?"
The people beside him also revealed the same expressions.
"No!" unexpectedly, Tang Tian rejected instantly, his gaze down at the ruins, he said: "Their lives and their future, were in exchange for their own family and kin. Burying your own kin, no one else can do it for you, it is like their hatred and responsibility, no one has the qualifications to help them with it."
Shi Sen's mouth was wide opened, he wanted to say something, but could not say a word.
"Do you think I am cruel?" Tang Tian did not turn back, he did not divert his gaze, his tone as calm as always: "The dead are dead, they have already sacrificed themselves, do not let that sacrifice go to waste."
"Aren't you saying their future will always hold the hatred? Don't you think that's too heavy for them?" Ling Xia could not help but feel unhappy about Tang Tian's reaction.
Tang Tian looked at Ling Xia: "Yes, it'll be heavy. They do not have the privilege to choose, regardless of whether or not they think about it, their futures were given with the sacrifice of their families. That last bit of hope and anticipation from their families, they have to take it and live on."
Ling Xia was mute.
"Master is right!"
It was Wei Hao, Yu Qing Yi and the rest. They had finished burying their family members and their eyes swollen and red. ThHey had just heard Tang Tian's words, and it pierced their hearts. Their swollen eyes were replaced with a new light, amidst their pain and grief, they found their new goal.
"Bringing the hope, we will live on!"
This phrase resonated in their hearts.
"That's right!" Tang Tian said courteously: "The hope from their sacrifice are not for the cowards! If you do not even have the heart, this responsibility and burden will be too heavy for you, you might as well dig a hole for yourself."
The eyes of Yu Qing Yi and the rest lit up.
"A godlike young lad, needs to be brave." Tang Tian patted his chest, with a look of arrogance: "Do you know what bravery is to this godlike young lad? It is not being not afraid, no one is ever not afraid, it is being afraid and taking it on! Trash will always make excuses, and cower in their grief and pain. A godlike young lad will only go, go and keep moving forward! If you're unafraid, go, if you're afraid, harden your skin and go. If you are grieving, then bring that grief and go. If you're in despair, then fight and move on with all your might. All those who say they cannot see any hope, or wasting energy, are all making excuses for themselves. If you're about to die, are you still going to kneel and cry? Even a beast trapped in a cage will keep on struggling, struggle and struggle to get out until it dies. So a godlike young lad, should keep moving and not stop, go go go!"
Everytime Tang Tian said the phrase "Godlike young lad", his awkward face would portray pride, and reveal a strange and hilarious look. And every time he said the words "go go go", he would raise his hands high up in the air, with a fierce look, he would roar them out.
But no one laughed, everyone was stunned.
Those naive and hilarious words, those childish and funny actions, struck their hearts.
Tang Tian did not even care if the words struck a chord in their hearts, the words were not even meant for them but for himself! After shouting, he felt the vague haze in his chest disappear, and everything became clear to him.
He clenched his fists tightly, his entire body brimming with strength, the will and fighting intent in his heart was so full it could leak out.
~That's right, I am the Godlike young lad! That's right, I will keep fighting like that!~
~That's right, I am unstoppable!~
Tang Tian who had his arms raised suddenly started laughing.
Tang Tian and the rest left the Southern Islands, and very quickly gathered back together with Tang Chou who was leading the Swift Army and Skull Unit. They left straightaway, returning back to the Shang Continent, with Xu Jin who joined up with them.
The reason on why Tang Tian chose to leave was because his residence was overly packed. The women from the aristocratic families that he had saved the last time were all important figures in White Sands Continent and the various nearby continents. Thus, to thank their benefactor Tang Tian, all the families started to arrive and greet him endlessly, causing even the hotels to be filled.
Many of the families held power, and even the new Continent Lord could not stop them, and had to even personally lead them to Tang Tian.
Thinking about that situation, Tang Tian's skin went numb, and without hesitation, he chose to leave.
And thus, Tang Tian threw all the families to Qin Yu Ran, who was experienced in conducting herself, and with the help of Aunt Qiu, Tang Tian was more relaxed. With him as her backing, and adding the relation of the White Sands Continent, he believed no one would do anything to her.
Tang Tian who threw all the responsibilities away happily returned back to the Shang Continent.
~I've been out for so long, it's time to go back.~
Bing had been living relaxingly for the past few days. After igniting the spark against Vast Star Continent, they finally sensed the impending danger and finally sent people to negotiate.
Bing who could even extract blood from a mosquito, adding the highly intellectual Crane, Vast Star Continent had no choice but to fork out a tremendous price.
The Vast Star Continent was in terrible conditions, they needed to, with the fastest speed, wipe out the spark in their back. Only with that could they focus on handling all the restless continents around them.
In truth, the higher ups of the Vast Star Continent already knew that they would have difficulty protecting the Vast Star Continent by relying on themselves.
The Vast Star Continent was extremely weak with a lot of loopholes. All the various continents around were like ravenous wolves, waiting for the chance to pounce and bite them.
Very quickly, the emissary from the Vast Star Continent reached the Shang Continent for the second time.
The Vast Star Continent needed an ally, a powerful ally, and with this powerful ally could they possibly restrain the wolves around them. It was obvious that the mysterious people of the Shang Continent were the perfect people. Consecutively defeating their two silver grade armies, and their strange Sword Forest Stronghold, their strength was apparent.
The Shang Continent was a poor and desolate continent, and this welcomed a lot of scouts and spies.
The Shang Continent's performance had attracted the eyes of many continents. They were extremely curious about the sudden mysterious powerhouse.
Bing did not care, he knew that their victory came by many lucky chances. In truth, the strength he held was very limited, they looked strong but were weak in reality. Thus he did not care about the scouts and spies, and trained the soldiers under him.
The good news was that there were many relatively strong people that ran in, hoping to join in the Shang Continent's Army.
Bing knew that there were many powerhouses who had sent their scouts and informants into the Shang Continent, but they were all accepted in. How could he not, they were all manpower!
Bing was in need of manpower.
The conditions of the Shang Continent was no longer able to keep up with their development. For example, their estuary was too small, and the bigger boats were unable to enter. In terms of defense, that would be rather advantageous, but in the eyes of business, it was a huge loss.
The future of the Shang Continent was to produce Black Gold and products from Heaven's Road. Everything will go through the Shang Continent.
Other than that, they had to construct a fort near the estuary. An estuary without a proper fort defense would allow enemies to freely enter the Shang Continent, and that was something Bing could not accept.
So all of the work required a huge amount of manpower. The population of the Shang Continent was already extremely pitiful.
Bing who was almost forced crazy kept on shouting in his mind.
~Please, all your spies or scouts or whatever, send them all in!~
Chapter 652 – Training with the Pervert
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
"Fuck, are we here to scout or what? What is going on now?" Ji Shan's face was filled with anger, he had been sent to the Shang Continent for close to half a month to investigate and report.
Upon entering the Shang Continent, they noticed the recruitment notice, causing Ji Shan to be pleased, it was an opportunity for them to enter the internal department of the Shang Continent! After that, everything went smoothly. Entering the army, Ji Shan noticed all the familiar faces and was surprised.
All of them were his old opponents, the scouts and informants from the various families, Ji Shan was secretly shocked, it seemed as though everyone viewed the Shang Continent with great importance. Although he was shocked inwardly, but he remained expressionless on the outside.
All of them were veterans, they looked at each other, and tacitly showed compliance in their eyes, and acted as though nothing was wrong.
But what happened after that completely exceeded their anticipations.
After finishing with the recruitment, this recruited army did not undergo any training and did not even enter the Sword Forest Stronghold. The entire army started to work on various jobs.
Expanding the Estuary, building up strongholds…..
They were like a group of hardworking coolie workers, working day and night. A few of them even wanted to instigate some ruckus, but in the end they were captured before it even began.
Ji Shan remembered the few of them, in that moment, he started to have sympathy towards his old enemies, those who were caught were destined for tragedy. But he was surprised to find that the few of them were not condemned to death, but instead detained to continue with even more manual labor. Even when they were shifted to the most dangerous of positions, there were no rewards or incentives in trade for that.
There was reward in work, and the reward was so great it made the eyes of the soldiers to go red.
This new manual labor army, other than the scouts, the rest were actually rather satisfied. They did not need to fight, there was no danger, and they could still earn money, what could be better? The only downside was that it’s tough work, but what work was not tough? Training was equally tough, and to the men who were willing to leave their homes, they did not mind the hard work, so long as they could earn a decent living.
And to those soldiers with high ambitions, there too were things for them to be eager for.
The top three most outstanding in the work, other than getting a high salary, would be able to obtain black gold weapons produced by the Sword Forest Stronghold. This brand new weapon was the specialty of the Sword Forest Stronghold, where no other places would ever hold such weapons, it was first rate weapons with outstanding power, regardless of what weapon was crafted from the black gold, the feel of them were exceptionally good.
Any of these weapons were worth a lot of money.
All of these weapons made the soldiers go crazy.
All of them worked like crazy through the nights and days. As spies or scouts, the most important thing to do was to blend in and not be outstanding. But they had to, instead, work even harder, as from the looks of it, all the soldiers around them were working extremely hard, trying to outshine each other.
"They want money, what can you do?" The one who spoke was Lei Meng, he was a spy from Dong Qi Continent, and was an experienced spy as well. Lei Meng looked tall and sturdy, and appeared crude, but was in fact a softie.
Ji Shan replied softly: "Don't you think that the Black Gold and those black stones on the ground look alike?"
A flash of light flashed in Lei Meng's eyes: "What proof do you have?"
In the period of time they were in the Shang Continent, although they were busy working, they had some harvests as well. For example, they knew that the Shang Continent was wealthy, extremely wealthy, they were able to fork out astronomical sums of money each day.
But what truly incited the excitement of the spies were the mysterious black gold weapons.
They were all experts of their trade, and were familiar with such type of weapons. They knew that the black gold weapons could not come from anywhere else. Their judgement and senses were sharper than the average person, and many of them secretly guessed that the black gold weapons had a connection to the black rocks.
But the majestic Sword Forest Stronghold made that guess seem like a joke. If the black gold truly came from the black rocks, how extravagant was it for them to be able to use the black rocks to create such an imposing fortification?
Ji Shan took out something from his pocket, it was a piece of black metal.
Lei Meng's eyes grew round: "Where did you get this?"
Ji Shan said indifferently: "I know a bit of refining."
Lei Meng calmed down: "Why are you telling me this?"
He was not a fool, if Ji Shan was able to prove the value of the black gold, it would undoubtedly be extremely valuable intel, and such an intel had no reason to be shared. Ji Shan was an experienced spy, to do such an illogical action definitely had a reason behind it.
"Don't you think the security here is a bit too little?" Ji Shan spoke softly, yet filled with enticement: "We only need two armies to hold this place down!"
Lei Meng sneered: "The Vast Star Continent thought so too."
Ji Shan replied: "The Vast Star Continent underestimated them. If they did not underestimate them from the start, who knows if they would have taken them down."
"You don't have to speak about things which are uncertain." Lei Meng refuted sarcastically.
"Why don't our two continents work together?" Ji Shan suddenly threw in.
Lei Meng was startled, he suddenly realised that was Ji Shan's true goal. But he also quickly thought about it, the Black Gold was proven to be from the black rocks, that means the boundless and vast black desert was the boundless and vast wealth.
He had to admit that Ji Shan had thought about it meticulously, the two continents were not adjacent to each other, but at totally different locations to the Shang Continent, if they were to send out their soldiers at the same time and catch the Shang Continent in between, the probability of them winning was high. And the distance of the two continents was rather far, there were no direct benefits to conflict, so the chances of working together would be more successful.
The only thing that caused them to feel fear was the fortifications of the Sword Forest Strongholds, but as far as the black rock desert was concerned, they could completely avoid the Sword Forest Stronghold.
Lei Meng said cautiously: "I will report this information to my superiors."
Ji Shan definitely knew that this suggestion was not something Lei Meng could decide on. So he dared to find Lei Meng to report to his superiors.
But regardless of whether or not the alliance would be successful or not, it was a good start, he finally saw hope to leave the bitter work!
Suddenly, there was an uproar ahead of them.
The two of them immediately became cautious, the two of them looked at each other, and tacitly moved forward.
"What's going on?" Ji Shan pulled a soldier who he saw familiar.
The soldier said excitedly: "The army, our army!"
Ji Shan and Lei Meng looked at each other, a bad feeling rising in their hearts, since when did the Shang Continent have other armies?
The uproar ahead became even more intense, Ji Shan and Lei Meng followed the human tide and flew out of the Estuary. The stronghold outside of the Estuary was already in its initial stages, they could directly enter the stronghold and not be affected by the corrosion from the Sea of Energy.
In the far end of their vision, there was a small black dot that was quickly becoming bigger. That scale of fleet caused their faces to change.
When the fleet flew closer, the two finally heaved sighs of relief, the fleet looked to be huge, but they were just a bunch of small frigates without any notable warships.
When they were closer, they noticed that there were people around the fleets, many people.
Everyone noticed the people onboard, and were all startled, they did not understand what was happening.
They did not understand why the people were not riding the ships, but flying in the sea of energy and letting the energy inside the sea of energy corrode their bodies!
For a moment, everyone calmed down.
Xie Yu An's face was covered in dust, he had become much skinnier, but his eyes still sparkled with energy, like lights in the pitch black sky, flickering with a terrifying light aura.
"Maintain your concentration."
"Do not relax."
He commanded Swift Army thoroughly, when he saw the estuary, he was still in disbelief, they had truly reached the Shang Continent!
They had just met up with Tang Tian, when Master Tang Chou announced an inconceivable training plan.
Pull the fleet back to the Shang Continent!
Master Tang Chou did not give them any chance to refute, the only thing that let Xie Yu An feel consoled was that it was not only the Swift Army who were participating in the pulling, but everyone had to participate.
The Swift Army, Skull Unit, Underworld Continent's Demonic Mounts, The Southern Islands Five Constellations, everyone had to participate. But everyone did not expect that when their Master heard that, he became excited and decided to participate as well.
The distance in the sea of energy was extremely far, and filled with danger and difficulty. There was resistance everywhere, and energy corrosion at all times, and the concealed energy vortices that were dangerous and could randomly appear and engulf them…..
And Master Tang Chou's demands were extremely harsh, even under the dangerous environment, the armies were required to maintain the high synchronization frequency, and in all the daily training, it could not drop.
Even Shi Sen who self proclaimed to be the most familiar with the Sea of Energy, when he heard of Master Tang Chou's demands, his face became ashen. A pity, Shi Sen was under Tang Chou's command.
On the entire journey, everyone suffered to the bones.
If it were the pirates, they would be long dead. But in the Sea of Energy, the pirates were already considered as good existences, the unstable energy was like unstable bombs, they had to be 120% alert at all times without any time to relax.
At the start, everyone was too busy to care about the synchronization frequency, all of their ashen faces revealed their dejectedness and depression, they could not even maintain their formations.
There were always people getting injured, who would be sent to the transport ship. Yu Qing Yi's medical techniques were proficient, and after obtaining star treasures, it was like giving wings to a tiger, injuries were quickly healed, and once again sent to the Sea of Energy to continue participating in the terrifying training.
No one dared to utter any words of anger, because their master was also participating in the training.
If even their master did not harbor any words of anger, how could any of them have the qualifications to do so? Even the master could bear the training, how could they not?
So everyone bit their teeth and bitterly struggled on.
From the start, Xie Yu An and the rest kept on using their Master's figure to incite morale for everyone, but very quickly, no one had the energy to say anything. Because everyone underestimated their master's degree of perverseness.
At the start, their Master was the same as them, struggling with great difficulty. But very quickly, he became like a fish in water, causing everyone to be speechless. But the following action caused them to be even more dumbfounded.
He took it upon himself to run into the raging energy tides to temper his own body, initiated to attract the unstable energy regiments to refine his defensive capability, launched attacks into the energy vortices…..
While everyone else pulled on quietly, the boss would scream occasionally and run into the energy regiments, and after that, he would roar and rush forward…..
Numb, everyone was numb. The world was cruel not because of perverse creatures, but to place the perverse creature beside you.
Until the phrase "Win and overcome yourself, and not compare with perverse people." came out, did the all round low morale finally raise once again.
The unthinkable and terrifying training was like a tough and rough grindstone, slowly polishing out the sharpness of Xie Yu An and the rest.
When they saw the Estuary to the Shang Continent, all of them roared for joy, and renewed life birth from their minds again.
What they did not know, was that their towering sharp aura brought about from their dust filled faces gave other people an intense shock.