Chapter 685 – Liu Ya Zhi’s Return
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Jerome flew in the air, observing the rumbling of dust and sand in the distance, his face extremely gloomy.
The scouts had reported of discovering an army, that he initially thought were the Frost Mountain Army. They haddecided to protect Grandmaster Sai Lei and retreat back to Three Spirits City, and had long become the jokeamongst the higher ups of the Taurus Constellation. The Frost Mountain Army were described as a flock of birdseasily startled, their cowardice had become their new name, and Austin had specially ran over to relate the storiesto Jerome.
At that time, Jerome felt extremely awkward, if the Frost Mountain Army were flock of birds who were easilystartled, then he who was defeated by them, what was he considered as?
When he received Bradley’s communication, it resolved the suspicions in his heart, but he still felt that the FrostMountain Army were making a big fuss over a small matter. ~Bradley is too trusting towards them, and have beenswayed by them. What Taurus Constellation will be attacked, most likely the Frost Mountain Army are afraid ofresponsibility, and made the excuse to leave.~
But he knew that Bradley truly wanted to revive the Taurus Army, and in truth he wanted to follow Bradley along.He hesitated for a long while, but still gave it up, he had got his position through hard work, and giving it up wasextremely difficult.
Bradley had the qualifications to chase after that dream, he was the Prince, and had the qualifications to dowhatever he wanted, and would still be able to ascend to the throne in the future. Jerome himself had no suchqualifications, holding his current position was already not easy.
Jerome still hoped that Bradley could succeed, he was in the military, and he knew what the current military waslike. The Bullhorn Army was already one of the top few elites of the Taurus Constellation, but compared to theTaurus Army, it was still greatly lacking. He was helpless in that situation. And because the Bullhorn Army was anelite army,
it naturally became the army that was gold plated the most, countless of nobles and aristocratic disciplesjoined in his army, and he could not offend many people.
Fighting with them would require him to place a lot of focus on them, and it was more tiring than training soldiers.
Jerome saw a gradually approaching army, and started to think. He had never seen such a strange army before, asnow white creature forming an army, gradually approaching the Bullhorn Army encampment.
If not for their strict formations, he would highly suspect that they were a tide of beasts. All those star spirit beastswere like lifeless machines.
Suddenly, his eyes landed on the flag, his pupils constricting.
The Honorable Martial Group!
It was the Honorable Martial Group’s army!
The Honorable Martial Flag that only the Honorable Martial Group possessed fluttered in the wind.
Jerome’s hands turned cold, his face ashen, he was at a loss for words. Bradley’s words came up in his ears.
After a moment, his face recovered some color, and said gloomily: “Immediately send people to bar the way behindFrost Mountain Army, make them take a detour.”
“Quickly report to the Taurus Palace that the Honorable Martial Group is attacking!”
“Gather all the armies, prepare for war.”
Jerome sent out countless of orders, his unwavering expression affected his panic stricken subordinates, whocalmed down and went into action.
“Oh my god! The Honorable Martial Group’s Army! What army is that? Why did they appear here?” One of thenoble disciple started panicking, and subconsciously whined: “Finished! We’re finished! We’re finished….”
The people behind him that were obviously following him started to panic.
“Making a racket before the battle, swaying the army’s hearts, kill!”
Jerome’s cold voice sounded out, a sword light flashed in the sky, and a head flew up, blood spewing all over. A fewseconds later, a lifeless body dropped onto the ground.
It was complete silence.
The faces of the noble disciples all turned pale white, they were in disbelief, they never thought that the smoothtalker Jerome could transform into such a person.
“Jerome, you’re crazy! You actually dared to kill Aaron! Duke Mo Er won’t let you go…..” One of the other nobleshouted.
Jerome’s expression was ice cold, he spat: “Kill!”
His personal soldiers already knew how their general worked, without hesitation they took action, like arrowsshooting from the bow, they pounced onto the young noble.
“You guys dare…..”
The exclamation stopped abruptly, the young noble stared at the sword in his chest. Plop, he fell to the ground, hiseyes were opened wide, even after death, he did not understand why Jerome would make a move on him.
The young nobles kept quiet out of fear, their faces were pale white, afraid that even the slightest of sound wouldincite a disaster.
“I know what are all of you thinking. How all of you will take care of me after the war, I don’t care, but in the midst ofbattle, whoever violates the military laws cannot blame me for being merciless.”
After saying that, without even looking at them, Jerome turned and left.
When he saw the Honorable Martial Group’s flag, he knew of his and the Taurus Constellation’s fate. No one wasclearer than him on how weak the once tyrannical Taurus currently was.
The Honorable Martial Group that was completely disguised was an enemy that Taurus Constellation had no hopesto defeat. The beast army in front of him that he had never seen before released a terrifying aura, but Jerome knewthat it was the Honorable Martial Group’s secret weapon.
~The Frost Mountain Army people were right, Bradley was right, who else was better prey than the TaurusConstellation?~
Knowing the Taurus Constellation’s fate, for some reason, he felt a bit of relief. No longer needing to handle all ofthe corrupted people, no longer needing to force out smiles, no longer needing to tread carefully with the variouspowerhouses.
~Bradley, you must do your best.~
Jerome silently muttered in his heart. Inside the disappointing and corrupted kingdom, Bradley was their only hope,the only thing worth protecting.
~Regardless of anything, we need to protect the Prince to leave safely, regardless of anything, we need to keep thishope alive.~
It was the only thing he could do.
Jerome pointed his sword forward, the blood dripping from the tip, his expression was calm, his eyes determined, hehad never seen the mission and responsibility placed on himself so clearly in his life before.
~Even if I die here, It will be worth it.~
“Don your armor, and blow the horn!”
The low sound of the Bullhorn sounded out across Pristine Gravel City, like the wind blowing across a wasteland.
Liu Ya Zhi looked at Pristine Gravel City ahead of him, he licked his lips, a look of fervent flashing in his eyes. Thiswas his first battle after relying on Clan Elder An, after the suppression of the Three Spirits City’s mechanicalspiritweapon, no one remembered the blood meridians weapons. Even Onyx Soul had given up the research on bloodmeridians weapons, they thought that it had no future.
The Blood Weapons Group disbanded, everyone broke up.
Liu Ya Zhi, who had personally controlled the Blood Meridians Weapon and engaged in battle against themechanical spirit weapon before, was the most impacted. He became downcast, his life dropped into shambles, themechanical spirit weapons became nightmares that enveloped him, he became irritable and violent, sensitive andcrazy, lost in hysteria.
His close family left him, his friends left him, everyone that he held dear left him.
He was unhappy with his failure, and continued with his research, but very quickly, his resources and fundingdepleted, and he became extremely poor.
With nowhere to go, someone came to knock on his front door.
When Clan Elder An appeared in front of his house, and smiled and agreed to continue to fund his research on theblood meridians weapon, he brought hope and an unswerving determination into the man. Clan Elder An did not goback on his words, regardless of funding or other requests, they were all obtained, and even gave him the absolutesecret materials in the Honorable Martial Group’s department.
Liu Ya Zhi then spent all of his focus and effort into it, he forgot to eat and sleep through the days and nights. Heresearched out the unique [Honorable Martial] series of Blood Meridians, and successfully merged it into star spiritbeasts’ bodies.
After every subsequent generation of artificial grooming, the [Honorable Martial] type blood meridians finallystarted to reveal its might.
After obtaining the support of the most authoritative figure, Liu Ya Zhi’s progress soared. High leveled star spiritbeasts, rare star spirit beasts that hibernated deep in mountains and seas were all hunted down and brought to him.
Liu Ya Zhi finally created a product that he was proud of.
[Saint Blood], the strongest Blood Meridians Weapon in all of history. Using a Ninth Grade Snow Ape King, after transforming and grooming it, he created a brand new type of blood meridians weapon. Liu Ya Zhi had spent countless of effort into it, and brought forth the Honorable Martial Group’s first mechanical army, the Saint Blood Army.
(TN: I do not know why he is using the words 圣血, which I do not dare to change into any other thing, but keep toSaint Blood, maybe something to do with Jing Hao’s sword.)
When Clan Elder An decided to launch an attack on the Taurus Constellation, Liu Ya Zhi took the initiative tovolunteer for it.
The matter of Frost Mountain Army defeating the Bullhorn Army was no secret, as the Taurus Constellation wanted to conceal their failure as much as possible, they started to spread exaggerated rumors regarding the Frost Mountain Army, stating that they were the strongest mechanical army in all of history, and was the secret weapon of the Ursa Major Constellation.
What could be better to prove himself than to defeat her strongest mechanical weapon right in front of her?
Thinking about that, Liu Ya Zhi became extremely excited.
But, he had to first clear the problem in front of him, the Bullhorn Army.
But, he did not feel that the Bullhorn Army could pose any threat to him. Seeing the Bullhorn Army slowlyapproaching them with their strict formation, the Commanders of the Saint Blood Army all looked at them indisdain.
“I heard that the Frost Mountain Army used one charge to topple the Bullhorn Army?” Liu Ya Zhi’s voice wasextremely disgusting, as though his throat had been cut by countless of glass shards.
“That was what the report wrote.” The one who spoke was his adjutant, Shan Mao, as he shrugged his shoulders.
Liu Ya Zhi had a weird temper and was difficult to work with, causing him to send back countless of adjutants, andeven Clan Elder An had a headache with him, and could only send Shan Mao, his own military general that headmired over. Who knew that Liu Ya Zhi kept Shan Mao, who was different from the adjutants that were selfpreserved and polite, Shan Mao was frivolous and was fond of teasing others, he also had a weird temper, and wasnot blindly patient with Liu Ya Zhi’s temper.
But instead, Liu Ya Zhi gave Shan Mao more free reign, because Shan Mao had outstanding standards.
Upon arriving in the Saint Blood Army, Shan Mao started to point out the mistakes in Liu Ya Zhi’s tactics withoutbeing courteous. Liu Ya Zhi was enraged, and quarreled with Shan Mao, both not relenting at all and fought a bigfight. The proud and arrogant Liu Ya Zhi decided to use results to prove to the other party’s absurdity.
And in the end, it was Shan Mao who was right.
Liu Ya Zhi had a strange temper, but despite being obstinate, Shan Mao had proven himself, and thus his attitudetowards Shan Mao changed 180 degrees. From that day on, Shan Mao quickly rose to become second in commandof Saint Blood Army, and had Liu Ya Zhi’s trust.
“If the Frost Mountain Army can do it, we can do it too!” Liu Ya Zhi said coldly.
“This type of pride battle is completely meaningless.” Shan Mao said indifferently.
Liu Ya Zhi turned his head and stared at Shan Mao with bloodshot eyes: “You said it is meaningless?”
Shan Mao knew that Sai Lei was Liu Ya Zhi’s archnemesis. Mechanical spirit weapons were Liu Ya Zhi’s enemies, aslong as he lost a bit to them, Liu Ya Zhi would go crazy.
“If you wish, my Commander Master.” Shan Mao said tactfully.
It was just one charge, but it became a prideful thing.