Chapter 784 – Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
As a new military general, Ling Xu was definitely not qualified.
He lacked patience, was extremely destructive, and upon disagreement, he would start engaging. His desire to dobattle was too intense, and was unable to make the reasonable choice from time to time, maybe he would be moresuited to be a vanguard, but never a military general. But with the insufficient manpower, he had no choice but totake on the role.
Ling Xu also felt that ever since leaving the Shang Continent, his mood was terrible.
~Damn it, everything is not going well.~
In the short crash course, it was just to fill Ling Xu’s mind up with the fundamentals, and only the heavens wouldknow how much he remembered.
Seeing everybody moving relaxingly, his expression turned gloomy. The troops under Crane was extremely neat,which was an enjoyable sight. Although his own troops were trying their best to be neat and form up, but it was likea crumbling biscuit, any slight strength would break it apart.
Their march was not going well, and ignoring the fact that they were weak, their march was too slow, and he sobadly wanted to kill all of them with his spear and rush to the Honorable Martial Continent on his own.
If not for Yu Qing Yi and the rest being there with him, the situation would had been worse. Yu Qing Yi and the restcame from The Five Southern Island Families, so they were very familiar with army formations and what not.
Bing requested him and Crane to build up their own army.
Using The Yu Family of the Five Southern Island Families as his backbone, regardless of whether they had inheritances from Aries Constellation, they all walked the same path. The Yu Family disciples numbered less than a 100, and they were insufficient to form the army, thus he chose others who were relatively strong and trained in spear techniques, then made up his own army.
This brand new army was called the Silver Frost Mounts, which was the only name he could think of.
When he looked how terrible they were, he could not help but laugh bitterly in his mind, compared to the legendarySilver Frost Mounts, his own group of people were not even worth their shoes. ~If Teacher knows that I amtarnishing the name of Silver Frost Mount, I wonder if he will be so angry that he crawls out of his coffin.~
~Alright, who cares.~
Ling Xu who was feeling annoyed sat down and placed his silver spear on his legs, he then watched the lightregiments in the Sea of Energy in the distance. Travelling on foot in the Sea of Energy was not easy, maybe it wasalright for Yu Qing Yi and the rest with star treasures that they had trained with daily, thus they were rather used tothe Sea of Energy. But for the newly recruited soldiers, they had never experienced such a thing, and they were allextremely fatigued, and could not help but lay everywhere.
The speed of the march was mostly delayed due to the recruits, who were as slow as turtles crawling. But Ling Xuhad tried various methods, regardless of how he shouted or beat, their maximum was just that.
If he had known this earlier, he would only use the disciples from the Five Families, Ling Xu grimaced in his mind. Butthe remorse disappeared in a flash, only the Yu Family trained in the spear amongst the five families, and the otherfamilies did not, so he did not know how to command them. Thus, he chose only the Yu Family, while the other fourfamilies were handed over to Crane.
Yu Qing Yi saw Ling Xu’s unhappy face, and consoled him: “Master, don’t get too annoyed by it, it’s always like thatat the start.”
Hearing those words, Ling Xu became even more depressed.
Although it was his first time as a military general, it was not a surprising matter for him to feel that way, but to thearrogant and prideful Ling Xu, letting him bear failure and being weak was even more unbearable compared todying.
He glanced at Yu Qing Yi unkindly once. Yu Qing Yi cowered and immediately retreated back to the side. Theyfollowed LIng Xu and trained in the spear, they were clear of his temper, and provoking him meant a spear would bethrusted out at them.
Ling Xu held onto his spear pole and struck it against his own head, the soldiers around him watched him andimmediately swallowed their salivas and changed positions.
~No! I need to think of something else, this cannot go on.~ He could ignore the name of Silver Frost Mount, but hedid not want to be the cause of their failure. Upon thinking of Crazy Tang’s despicable eyes, LIng Xu felt that hewould go crazy.
~Calling my own army the Silver Frost Mounts, it cannot suck.~
~What do I do?~
He thought about the Silver Frost Mounts of the past, and his heart moved, ~How did they train in the past?~
Although he did not want to admit it, but he knew that he was the inheritor of the Silver Frost Mounts, but he onlycared about the martial techniques related to the Silver Frost Mount Inheritance, and did not have any interest toany army or formations.
He had never thought that there would be a day that he had to have his own army.
~This is truly infuriating!~
The only idea he could think of was the Silver Frost Mounts. He racked his brains and tried to recall, the portions ofinheritances that he managed to suddenly witness. But regardless of how he tried to recall, everything was a blur.
Bang, Ling Xu who was so furious smashed his own head hard.
Suddenly, he thought of something, the Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal.
The Silver Frost SHeep Horn Seal had been in his hands for a very long time, but he had never cared much about it,because it was the Silver Frost Mount’s mark. At that time when they were splitting the loot, Tang Tian handed theSilver Frost Sheep Horn Seal over to him, because it was linked to him.
Ling Xu who was fixated on battles did not have any interest in the Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal, but at the momenthe was being forced to a corner, and suddenly recalled that he had such an object.
He took it out and started to play around with it.
The Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal had a simple form, it had two sheep horns that were as straight as swords, with theseal being the insignia of the Silver Frost Mounts.
~How do I use this?~
Ling Xu tossed and turned it over and over again, pondering about how to use it, but realized that he had no clue.
~Since it is a seal, I should try and use it to chop it somewhere.~ Ling Xu thought baselessly. ~But, where do I chop iton?~ Ling Xu looked around, the soldiers were long shocked and afraid of his actions and maintained a distance fromhim, thus the 30m area around him was empty.
Seeing that, Ling Xu held the Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal in his right hand and chopped onto his left palm.
A prominent Silver Frost Mount insignia was inked onto his palm.
Ling Xu stared at it for half a day, but there was no reaction at all, causing him to feel disappointed.
Just as he was about to throw the Silver Frost Sheep Horn Seal back, he suddenly heard a bell stroke, and could nothelp but be stunned.
The Sheep Horn wind bells on his silver spear was moving without any wind blowing.
The clear bell sound seemed as though it had chimed through time, and arrived on him. Layers upon layers of rippleswith the Sheep Horn Wind Bells as the center started to spread. Ling Xu who was fixated on the Sheep Horn WindBells did not notice that the Silver Frost Mount insignia in his palm had lit up with a faint light aura.
It gradually rippled through the entire camp.
The scenery around them distorted, everyone looked as though they were struck by some spell as they realized thatthey were all unable to move.
The power that was confining him was extremely powerful, Ling Xu tried to struggle, but he was unable to move aninch. He was not surprised, but instead revealing a look of joy, ~That’s right, it’s this~, he suddenly remembered thatwhen he was training in the Aries Spear of Stars once, and fell into the same state and illusion. Inside that illusion, allof the blurred figures guided him on how to use the real Aries Spear of Stars.
All the lights of stars in the Sea of Energy disappeared, and a ground appeared beneath their feets. The groundcontinued to extend out like mud, flowing and growing into many mountain peaks.
In the blink of the eye, they were in a place filled with hills.
Ling Xu moved, the power confining him had disappeared without a trace.
A gentle breeze swept past, and the faint bell sound caused his hairs to stand, he immediately shot up and shouted:“Prepare for battle!”
All the soldiers were immersed in the shock, they were just in the Sea of Energy, how did they suddenly end up in acompletely foreign land? All of them had fear revealed in their eyes, such an absurd thing had caused their hairs tostand.
Yu Qing Yi was equally shocked, but hearing Ling Xu’s warning, he suppressed the fear and struggled to stand.
A few of the braver soldiers also slowly stood up.
If such reaction speed were to occur in a normal situation, Ling Xu would hit all of them ten times without saying aword. But at that moment, Ling Xu could not be bothered with them as he stared at the small slopes ahead of them.
The familiar bell chimes was coming from there.
~As expected, it’s this again!~
Ling Xu no longer bothered to berate his troops, holding up his silver spear, he suddenly turned and swept his spearat the soldiers who were still paralyzed on the ground, causing mud to shroud over them.
“All of you, get up now!”
THe paralyzed amateurish soldiers who were immersed in their shock finally woke up from the mud. Compared tothem, the Yu Family disciples reacted better, since they had gone through one or two battles. But the newlyrecruited soldiers were completely amateurs.
One after another, white clothed figures with silver spears appeared on the small slopes.
Ssssi, Yu Qing Yi and the rest all inhaled in cold air, all of their faces turned white, ~What the hell are those things?~
The white clothed silver spears rode on some sort of dual sword horned sheeps. But there was nothing beneath thewhite clothes, just a regiment of mist. Their faces were also just mist, there were no features and no eyes.
The strange creatures naturally caused everyone’s hairs to stand.
Everyone could not help but look at Ling Xu, because all of the white clothed silver spear figures looked exactly likeLing Xu, even the silver spear that had the Sheep Horn Wind Bells, they were exactly the same.
“Prepare for battle!”
Ling Xu roared, he was ready to welcome the enemies.
There were only 50 figures coming down the slopes, but the aura emitted from the 50 of them far exceeded that ofthe amateurs behind Ling Xu. the 50 riders did not make any sound as they sat on their Sword Horned Snow Sheep.
Although their faces were just mist, but Ling Xu could clearly feel that their gazes were on him, although they had noexpressions, but for some reason, Ling Xu could feel the disdain that they did not bother concealing.
That’s right, disdain.
Ling Xu’s face turned red, the disdain was like getting a slipper to slap his face.
~Assholes! Since when have I been underestimated?~
The 50 riders from the slopes raised the silver spears in their hands, the Sword Horned Snow Sheep beneath themmoved with small steady steps. They moved in a very delightful manner, and even when they were advancing, theirformation was extremely neat.
Ling Xu’s orange pupils blazed up, he no longer had any complicated thoughts in his mind, but only one.
KIll them all!
Chapter 785 – The Evening Spring Massacre
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Crane’s mission was different from Ling Xu’s.
His black and loose robes drew the outline of his tall and thin figure with great saturation, his flawless andhandsome looks, his warm and gentle temperament, regardless of where he stood, he was always the most dazzlingperson.
Tang Tian and Ling Xu had been jealous of him for a very long time because of this.
“You don’t look like a military general at all with that body of yours.” Bing spoke to him in a languid and mockingtone, with a cigarette in his mouth, giving Crane a cup of water.
Crane accepted the cup and laughed: “Thank you.”
Bing sat down and placed his legs on the table, he puffed out a smoke ring and said casually: “How does it feel?”
Crane placed the cup down and thought for a while before speaking seriously: “I am not used to it yet. I did not havemany interactions with this in the past, to do things at the last minute, I do not know how effective it can be.”
“At least it is better than having none at all.” Bing laughed: “What a pity Crazy Tang is not here, if not I would grabhim to lead the troops, that would definitely be exciting. I truly want to see his expression, haha.”
Noticing that Crane was sitting upright, he flicked the cigarette ashes and laughed: “Relax, Little Crane, the situationis not that terrible.”
“I am not anxious.” Crane revealed a smile: “I just want to know what I should do next.”
“You always have such self confidence.” Bing said bluntly, and nodded his head: “Then we will keep this short. Yourmission, is to guard Xie Yu An’s back, help to bear a portion of Xie Yu An’s pressure, and when it is needed, you haveto support him. Xie Yu An has took the Honorable Martial Continent’s face, and they will want it back.”
“They plan to face Ocean Guardian Stronghold with force?” Crane was skeptical about it: “They are not worriedabout death and injury?”
The Ocean Guardian Stronghold was a different grade stronghold, the one garrisoned in it was Xie Yu An, who had obtained the name of “Third Best Guardian under the Heavens”, and anyone who had intellect would definitely not attack head on and seek their own death, because they would definitely sustain a huge loss.
In the rankings of the Military Generals, the Best Guardian was from the Five Honorable Martial Tigers, Jia Ya, whilethe second best was Song Ji Ze from the Eastern Region’s Gold Continent.
“Two reasons.” Bing sat upright: “First, he is Gou Cheng WenDao. Gou Cheng Wendao is known to be a fanaticalaggressor, I studied his battles, and he is proficient in lunatic aggression. Secondly, they have no time. If they areunable to hasten their movements, and allow the various families of the Southern Region to recover and lose theirfear, at that time, the Southern Region would become a flesh capstan. Gou Cheng WenDao doesn’t have a choice, hehas to storm in the front, and only with that can he shake the heroes of the Southern Region.”
Crane was enlightened: “So my mission is to aid Xie Yu An to drag the time?”
“That’s right.” Bing revealed a look of admiration, Crane’s intellect was truly top notch, and speaking to intelligentpeople required less effort: “It is best that you conserve your strength, and best that you delay as much as you can, ifyou are able to exhaust the enemy’s strength slightly, that would be best.”
Crane stood up and said instantly: “I will move out now.”
Bing also stood up and sent Crane to the door, and said suddenly: “If things go south, escape with your life.”
Crane smiled: “As the commander–in–chief, such unlucky words should not come out from your mouth.”
Bing laughed out loud and said without a care: “You guys never fought a war before. In such a large scale war,preserving lives is always the number one choice. Power is like a deck of cards, as long as you have them in hand, youcan always choose to fight or not. If you don’t even have any cards, then you have nothing at all.”
He patted Crane’s shoulders and said with experience: “You have to trust me on this. In this large scale war, I amcertain that no one is more experienced than me in the entire Sacred Saint Galaxy.”
Crane laughed: “These words feel as though you did not live for ten thousand years in vain.”
The two looked at each other and laughed.
“In this large scale war, I am certain that no one is more experienced than me in the entire Sacred Saint Galaxy.”
Ah Xin spoke indifferently, in front of him stood Tie Ji and the rest, all of them revealing looks of reveration. Right atthat moment, his eyes glanced upon Xiao Man wielding her blade that was the size of a door, and he instantly froze.He felt that he had spoken too early, the young lady with military power as full as her breasts was another existenceequal to him. When they were in the Ophiuchus Constellation, she was one of the most crucial backbones for them.
~Alright, she is more savage than me.~
Ah Xin’s face was covered with smiles, he started speaking with a flattering tone: “Oh my, Xiao Man, you’re here!”
The chop from the blade the size of a door did not come.
Xiao Man’s expression was strange: “There’s a situation, it’s best you come take a look.”
Ah Xin retracted his smiles and stood up. Tie Ji and Ah Si Ming looked at each other and followed along.
Seeing the corpses that littered the entire wilderness to as far as they could see, everyone’s expressions becamegloomy.
Tie Ji rubbed his nose, the smell of blood still pervaded the air, he bent down and grabbed a pile of dark red mud, herubbed them, causing the mud to become specks that dropped down his fingers.
He spoke out: “This was here for around 10 days.”
Ah Si Ming flipped over a few bodies and stood up: “They are the Evening Spring Tribe.”
Tie Ji and Ah Si Ming looked at each other, both with shock in their eyes. The Evening Spring Tribe was not a small tribe, its strong was comparable to both of their King Courts and was no way inferior. The reason that they did not establish themselves as King Courts was because the region they were in was littered with scattered heroes, and the north only had the two heroes.
The two of them seemed to have thought of something, and immediately went to look around.
After a moment, they found their target, it was a middle aged man’s corpse, his aura had long dissipated and his eyeswas filled with unwillingness.
“Even Mu Chun Ye is dead.”
(TN: Evening Spring is Mu Chun, the tribe’s name came from this man.)
When Ah Si Ming spoke, his voice was trembling. He and Mu Chun Ye had sparred countless of times, and he knewMu Chun Ye’s strength inside and out, which was in no way inferior to his. Mu Chun Ye suffered from a deadlyattack, the entire Evening Spring Tribe was massacred, the killer was truly terrifying!
For the other party to have slaughtered the entire Evening Spring Tribe so easily meant that the other party had theability to kill both the North Heroes.
Since when did Savage Continent have such a powerful tribe?
Tie Ji and Ah Si Ming were both tyrants, they always thought that even if they were not the strongest in the Savage Continent, they were in the same league as the strongest. It was no easy matter for anyone to want to kill them. But to suddenly find out one day that there was an existence that could easily slaughter them, they were overwhelmed with shock.
Ah Xin knelt down and examined Mu Chun Ye’s body, where there were no external wounds.
Ah Xin pointed to Mu Chun Ye’s left chest and said: “Open him up from here.”
Hearing that, Ti Jie immediately drew a line with his finger at the location Ah Xin pointed out, chi, Mu Chun Ye’scorpse was split into two.
As the land was filled with frost and cold, the corpses had long frozen into ice, thus maintained as perfect bodies.Everyone’s face changed, Mu Cun Ye’s heart had ruptured, and what was left was a white sword scar that ran acrossit.
After 10 days, the sword scar still left a faint white light aura, it was unbelievably scary.
“Honorable Martial Continent! This was done by Honorable Martial Continent!” Tie Ji’s face became ugly.
The white sword scar emitted an intense unique aura that came from the Honorable Martial techniques.
Ah Si Ming’s face turned green, his eyes filled with rage: “Mu Zhi Xia, only Mu Zhi Xia could kill Mu Chun Ye! TheHonorable Martial Continent has infiltrated Savage Continent!”
(TN: Their surnames are written differently.)
“They are trying to send us a warning.” Ah Xin who was quiet suddenly spoke up.
His words immediately attracted the eyes of the two men.
Ah Xin looked at the dark clouds in the sky and said calmly with confidence: “Because we can unify the SavageContinent.”
“That’s right!” Ah Si Ming said hatefully: “The Honorable Martial Continent has always secretly pried into ourancestral lands, they want us to be as chaotic as we can be! Seeing how the Savage Continent is about to be united,they can no longer sit still, and have to think of ways to break the unification!”
Tie Ji sneered: “That’s right, only by killing the Young Miss can our hope disappear, and the Savage Continent willonce again plunge into a dark era. This old man will risk his life and prevent the Honorable Martial Continent fromsucceeding!”
The two of them were undoubtedly famed heroes in Savage Continent, Ah Xin had just given them a bit ofinformation, and the two of them immediately saw the Honorable Martial Continent’s intent.
“Strange, isn’t Mu Zhi Xia guarding Wei Ye Guan Continent? Why will he appear here now?” Xiao Man’s face wasfilled with suspicion.
They were currently in the interior of Savage Continent, and was far from Wei Ye Guan Continent. The reason theynever thought the Honorable Martial Continent was the enemy was precisely because of this. Once the HonorableMartial Continent’s armies stepped into Savage Continent, they would suffer the frantic attacks from the varioustribes wherever they went. Regardless of how good Mu Zhi Xia’s relation was with the other tribes, no tribe wouldallow him to step into their own home, for example the Black Water Tribe.
For Mu Zhi Xia to think of subduing Savage Continent with him and his army alone was truly a joke.
“I am afraid he found a Star Door that reaches the interior of Savage Continent.” Ah Xin thought of a logical answer,and spoke quickly: “by infiltrating deep into enemy grounds, their target will be for the leader. If that is the case,they will not have a lot of men. If they had a lot of men, they will be unable to hide. But strength cannot compare totrue elites, To easily massacre the Evening Spring Tribe, it should be Mu Zhi Xia’s direct subordinate army. Mu ZhiXia is truly vicious, just to stop Savage Continent’s unification, he would take the risk himself.”
“We must find out where they are, if not no one can have a good rest.” Ah Si Ming said ferociously, but his eyes couldnot help but reveal a thread of fear.
An Army in the darkness staring at them was definitely something troubling.
Tie Ji nodded his head: “We should spread the news of Mu Zhi Xia’s army barging into Savage Continent andslaughtering the Evening Spring Tribe to everyone, and let us see how they move about!”
Ah Si Ming then added: “We need to find the Star Door as well, if not our Savage Continent will become their gardenwhere they can walk in and out with ease.”
Hearing the two of them talk, Ah Xin remained silent.
He had a premonition, that all the simplistic ideas had limited effects.
It was Mu Zhi Xia.
As the leader of the Five Honorable Martial Tigers, a man who was able to idle patiently for 20 years to slowlypermeate would have definitely thought of an elaborate and careful plan to strike out so early, and must havethought of all the problems.
Ah Xin had never underestimated any opponents, and furthermore, it was Mu Zhi Xia.
But, that did not meant he could only wait idly for opportunities.
A brazen idea suddenly appeared in his mind.