Chapter 793 – Qiu Xu Hua’s Determination
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Mei Chen Xiu’s death did not incite a huge commotion in the various large armies of the Honorable MartialContinent.
The Honorable Martial Continent had plenty of famed generals, and Mei Chen Xiu was just like a newcomer, whichthey had aplenty. Lady Rou admired his brilliance and promoted him to become the Commander–in–chief of theWhite Pirates, that was already a hardly seen grace. Lady Rou was an intelligence person, thus the difference ininfluence between the two were huge.
Qiu Xu Hua who had a large age gap with Mei Chen Xiu, regardless of battle achievements or prestige, was far stronger. Qiu Xu Hua was the youngest in the Honorable Martial Continent’s Five Great Generals, his brilliance and talent caused everyone to gasp in shock, and many believed that he was the Honorable Martial Continent’s most brilliant leader in history. Even before reaching the age of 30, his merits and achievements gained him the position of number one, and he became the most eye-catching person out of the Five Great Generals.
Mu Zhi Xia’s perseverance that lasted for a few decades made people feel that he was extremely diligent andresponsible. Regardless of whether it was attacking or defending, Mo Xin could handle them proficiently with ease,it seemed as though he had no shortcomings. Balanced and steadiness was his specialty, but at the same time, manypeople did not want to go against him. Jia Ya was hailed as the Best Guardian of the Sacred Saint Galaxy, he kept alow profile and had a reserved personality, rarely coming out of reclusion. Gou Cheng WenDao enjoyed attacking,his offense abilities caused people to feel fear, but as a temperamental man, and being extremely ruthless, very fewpeople liked him.
Qiu Xu Hua had a handsome appearance and came from a prestigious backing, he had proper etiquette and agraceful bearing. Brimming with talent, he had long been hailed as an idol towards countless of Honorable MartialContinent’s citizens, and became the most dazzling star of the Honorable Martial Continent.
But the invincible Qiu Xu Hua had suffered a defeat.
Qiu Xu Hua encountered the Sacred Pagoda Army’s allied forces, where both parties engaged in a heated battle which was extremely intense. The Sacred Pagoda Army was one of the Southern Region’s Gold Rank Armies, and comparing it to the equal Gold Rank Southern Wind Army, the Sacred Pagoda Army was much stronger.
The Sacred Pagoda Army’s a
llied forces held an astronomical sum of 190 thousand men, while Qiu Xu Hua only had150 thousand men.
Both parties engaged in a heated battle in the broad battlefield spanning over 800 km inside the Sea of Energy,where they battled for many days, taking turns to attack and defend, ending up in a stalemate. Qiu Xu Hua did notoverreach, although he was young, he had plenty of experience in battle, and understood that in such a large scalebattle, there would always be ups and downs.
Furthermore, he was holding the advantage. Aside from his direct subordinated army, he still had many morestandard armies in his hands. All of these standard armies were weaker than his direct subordinated army, but manyants could still bite an elephant to death. Giving his direct subordinated army the standardized equipment of thestandard armies and allowing the armies to merge was the Honorable Martial Continent’s formulated rule throughcountless of battles. This rule that was exchanged with blood presently unleashed a powerful momentum for them.
Compared to them, the Southern Region that had been in peace and glory for too long was lacking a lot. The SacredPagoda Army had many allies around them, but out of all of these armies, they lacked one true commander, thustheir coordination was chaotic, and they had their own quarrels between themselves.
The Sacred Pagoda Army’s tenacity was admirable, if not for them, the alliance’s defensive line would be inimminent danger. But as time went on, the huge numbers advantage held by the alliance slowly started losing.
But, just as Qiu Xu Hua thought that victory was in his grasp, an army suddenly appeared at the side of his fleet likeghosts. When Qiu Xu Hua found out that they were the White Crow Army, the situation went out of control.
The White Crow Army did not look like a new army at all, they were extremely experienced like old farmers, theyknew how to slaughter through all the critical points of their enemies, who would have thought that they were anarmy that was recently promoted into a gold rank army?
Their attacks were ferocious and decisive, and the average standard armies fell quickly under them.
Qiu Xu Hua understood what that meant, when they lost their flanks in a stalemate.
As expected, the Sacred Pagoda Army’s commander did not waste the opportunity given to him, they immediatelyput in their all and engaged in a full force offense.
The moment Qiu Xu Hua’s flank started to crumble, he immediately gave orders for his direct subordinated army toretreat. Right at that moment, Feng Yun Man, a general under him, automatically led his troops to break out withtheir lives, giving the rest an opportunity to retreat.
Qiu Xu Hua lost 30 thousand men, where 8000 of them were lost due to the stalemate, and these 8000 men gavetheir lives to kill 15000 men on the other side. At least 20 thousand of their casualties came from the White CrowArmy.
The loss of 30 thousand men to a 150 thousand army was already a serious injury, but the real pain that Qiu Xu Huafelt was from the death of his general Feng Yun Man.
Southern Region Fox, Bai Yue, became famous from it.
Upon thinking about the White Crow Army, Qiu Xu Hua’s complexion turned green.
The White Crow Army did not have many men, but their fighting capabilities was extremely strong, and from what Qiu Xu Hua could tell, they were stronger than the Sacred Pagoda Army.
“Every single one of their warships is equipped above quota warship weapons, according to the analysis from therecordings, every single one of their warships has twice the amount of weapons equipped, and 1.5 times of ours.”
The one who spoke was another general under Qiu Xu Hua, Zi Che Jia Jing. Zi Che Jia Jing had a tall and lanky built,his long brown hair was draped over his shoulders, his neutral and handsome face gave off a calm expression, but atthe moment, his gentle voice could not hide the trace of helplessness.
~That’s right, helplessness.~
Warship weapons were expensive, especially the weapons used by gold rank armies, they were higher grade thanordinary warship weapons, and much more expensive. Upon hearing that every White Crow Army’s warshipequipped weapons were actually 1.5 times more than theirs, everyone was stunned. They had experienced theWhite Crow Army’s warships power, their warship weapons were a standard higher than their own equipments.
Every warship weapon of theirs were 1.5 times more than theirs!
The Honorable Martial Continent’s armies were known for their elite equipments, causing them to have it easy withtheir countless of advantages against enemies.
A war was fighting with money!
Since when have Honorable Martial Continent actually lost in a fight with money?
In that short silence, everyone’s complexion became terrible.
“It is said that the Shang Continent has a unique produce of Black Gold, and are extremely good materials toconstruct warship weapons, but is the Black Gold able to produce such high grade warship weapons? We have neverseen such a report.”
Zi Che Jia Jing regained himself.
Everyone knew of the Shang Continent’s Black Gold product that was appropriate for Warship weapons, but no onehad thought that the Black Gold would be able to produce such high grade warship weapons!
It goes the same for silver rank warship weapons, there was a great difference in power between the weapons, as the silver rank was just a general term. The same goes for the Honeycomb Sword Cannon, different weapons traders produced different grades, all of which had different standards, their attacking efficiency, the power of the sword auras, all had stark differences. And to large scale warship weapons, it was even more complicated, the more refined the manufacturing of the warship weapons, the stronger the weapon, and the lesser the space it accommodated meant the lesser number of people required to operate etc.
For the gold rank warship weapons, only Qiu Xu Hua and his direct subordinated few generals’ warships wereequipped with them, as they were too expensive.
Wei Yue shook his head: “All of these warship weapons might not necessarily be built completely with Black Gold.The Southern Alliance also has Xu Ji Worldwide Commerce, they are in the top 5 of weapons trading in the SouthernRegion, manufacturing and purchasing a batch of warship weapons is probable.”
“What a pity, Mei Chen Xiu’s ambush on Steel Mountain Continent failed.”
Someone mumbled in the conference room, causing many others to reveal upset looks. News of Mei Chen Xiu’s planto suddenly ambush Steel Mountain Continent had been received by them, but no one cared. They had completeself confidence that with their own strength, they could completely obliterate their enemies.
Until when they tasted their own blood did they realize that if Mei Chen Xiu had succeeded, it would had changedthe entire war completely.
“This is not the reason why we lost.”
Once Qiu Xu Hua spoke up, everyone’s heart trembled, all of them lowered their eyes to their nose, which lowereddown to their chests.
“The White Crow Army’s equipments are better than us, but they are only one army, I was too careless this time, andmade the mistake of underestimating the enemy.”
Upon hearing Qiu Xu Hua’s words, a few of the generals wanted to speak up, but Qiu Xu Hua waved his hand to stopthem, and spoke sternly: “Do not worry yourselves over a temporarily loss or win. The important thing for is to find asolution to our failure. Everyone must know, what this war expedition means to Honorable Martial Continent.”
The various generals all became serious.
Qiu Xu Hua’s eyes became bright as he said calmly: “Whether we win or lose doesn’t matter. But in this expedition,there can only be one victor, and that is the Honorable Martial Continent!”
Zi Che Jia Jing then spoke up: “Looking from a macro view, our victory or loss is not important.”
His words immediately attracted the attention from the rest, many of them revealed looks of dissatisfaction, ~Whatdo you mean, we travelled for so long and arrived in Southern Region, not to win, but to lose?~
Qiu Xu Hua remained unmoved: “Continue.”
“Although the Southern Region People think that we are here to conquer their lands, to the point that we are alsothinking that ourselves, but I need to remind everyone here, from the start, our goal has always been the ShangContinent.”
Zi Che Jia Jing’s words was gentle, but it was a bomb to the entire room. A few of the generals revealed looks ofshame, while others were still unconvinced.
“In the initial battle, we were like a hot knife slicing through battle, that made us lose consciousness, and with theinappropriate ambitious hearts, it made us deviate from our goal. If we were able to attract the Sacred Pagoda andWhite Crow Army, the remaining few Gold Rank Armies of Southern Region, and make them unable to reinforce theShang Continent, then, General Gou Cheng WenDao and his march will have less resistance. With regards of ourmission to obtain the Shang Continent, we have accomplished something.”
At such a time, the few leaders that Zi Che Jia Jing’s gentle voice that initially could not convince, revealed looks ofthoughts.
“Our goal is Shang Continent.” Qiu Xu Hua did not hesitate and continued: “Including me, the ambition of obtainingthe merit of conquering the Southern Region has clouded our eyes. The failure this time is not disadvantageous to usat all, because it made us realize the situation we are in clearly. Everyone, even if we have to bear the name of losers,even if we do not have the merit, even with the remaining forces here, we have to delay these two gold rank armies!”
He stood up, and looked around at the generals around him and spoke sternly: “This war is the starting point of myHonorable Martial Continent’s goal to unify the Sacred Saint Galaxy, in which we can only win, and not lose!Everyone below me, it must be fine for you to sacrifice yourselves. Everyone below me, whoever runs, will bebeheaded.”
“With my sharp blade, I will transform this battlefield into a slaughterhouse, and no one can think about escaping.”
He suddenly smashed his fist onto the table, his handsome face became fanatical and sinister, his eyes bloodshot.
All of his generals were affected by him, and became agitated as they shouted out in unison: “Yes!”