Chapter 804 - Auspicious and Peaceful Galloping Horse City
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Ji Ze's Bewitching Blade was extremely unique.
It had a long and narrow body, with a smear of red that flowed along the cold blade tip. There was an indescribable bewitching sensation mixed with the cold, making it like a blood red snake waiting to ambush it's prey in the darkness.
~Truly living up to its name of Bewitching Blade.~
Tang Tian was surprised, the blade did not have a spirit, but it had an aura of a living thing. He only sensed this aura from star treasures. The Sin Domain did not have spirits, and another same grade treasure like the Chief Green Swords did not have the same aura.
Tang Tian's interest increased, he activated the Awakened God Armor and carefully observed the Bewitching Blade.
Upon activation, the Bewitching Blade in front of him changed entirely, the long and narrow body dulled down, presenting pure bewitching blood. No, accurately speaking, it was countless of red law threads intertwined with each other, gradually flowing and squirming around as though it had life.
~Law, Blood Law.~
It was Tang Tian's first time seeing Blood Laws, he carefully observed the densely packed Law Threads. Blood Laws was a sub branch of Life Laws. Blood existed in almost all of life, and was crucial and cannot be lacked in life, it contained a great amount of power and miraculous uses.
With regards to the knowledge of blood usage, it was not only Sin Domain that had it, in Heaven's Road, there were many martial techniques that incited the power of blood.
The Bewitching Blade's Blood Laws were extremely powerful, as long as it obtained a drop of the enemy's blood, it could to a degree, affect and control the blood in the enemy's body. This meant that as long as it drew blood, the enemy would lose his sole control over the blood in his body. It could also devour enemy's blood, which would be transformed into pure vitality and nourish the user, which was at the same time an equally terrifying attribute.
No one was willing to face such a weapon.
~The bewitching aura is formed because of the squirming dark red Law Threads. Why is that?~
Tang Tian did not understand. The Chief Green Swords' Laws was poison, which was also a sub branch of the Life Laws, it swayed like water plants and produced poison, yet it did not produce the aura like that of spirits.
Under the Awakened State of the Awakened God Armor, his understanding of Laws was rarely cryptic, but at the moment he had difficulty understanding the situation. Just based on this point, it was reasonable for the ranking of Bewitching Blade to be higher than the Chief Green Swords.
Tang Tian immersed himself in this unique phenomenon.
"I heard that Master had also built an army." Xu Ye laughed, his current realm had made him become increasingly calm and collected, his gaze deep like an abyss: "I wonder how is it now?"
Ah Mo Li was startled for a moment, then spoke out: "Crazy Tang is building an army? He is definitely trying to put on airs again."
The others were rather envious of him, the term Crazy Tang was not something anyone could casually say, and the friendship of the past was even harder to obtain. Others might feel that Ah Mo Li was more valuable to the Master, but it was a relationship truly hard to obtain.
"It would be weird if he didn't." Han Bing Ning said indifferently.
People who were familiar with Tang Tian would know that his personality was that erratic, all the unexpected and extremely exotic matters were nothing out of the ordinary to him.
Nie Qiu laughed, he did not comment. As someone who came from the Leo Constellation, and according to the situation, he felt that he had no position to comment. Of course, it was not what others saw. To be in charge of Null Division already proved the trust the Master had placed in him.
Nie Qiu who was fully aware of how the world works, knew that this trust was not easily obtained and was precious. Gentlemen die for those who appreciate them, it was not something difficult for Nie Qiu who had long pledged Tang Tian as his Lord, he would never be willing to even say anything bad.
With regards to the Master building the army, he merely laughed about it in his heart.
He was filled with respect towards the Master's strength and courage, but being a military general was a completely different system, and without years of study and training, it would be difficult to even grasp the door.
~Master's thoughts must be from a momentary interest, like a child suddenly interested in something, he would definitely toy with it. Master's sincere heart is still rather naive, it isn't weird at all.~
"He must definitely be jealous of our achievements!" Ah Mo Li said happily, and started flaunting off his muscles and maintaining a fierce look: "I know Crazy Tang too well! It must definitely be like that! Haha, this time, it will be him eating our dust!"
The more Ah Mo Li thought, the more excited he became, ever since the two knew each other, he had always been suppressed and beaten by Crazy Tang, so he would never let go the opportunity to mock Crazy Tang.
The rest were naturally not like Ah Mo Li who was so carefree, they were still respectful towards him, but!
The barbaric bull was right!
The latest battle achievement that Null Division had was definitely dazzling. They were invincible, if saying that the battles with the small families were not enough to convince others, then their battles with four list of powerhouse martial artists had shook Sin Domain. Four List of powerhouse martial artists, such a lineup in Sin Domain was enough to devastate cities.
Many people felt that although the Null Division might not be able to resist the Four Main Cities, but if they wanted to take care of the Null Division, they would had to fork out a hefty price. This view was steadily growing in the Sin Domain, as the market price of the Null Division Prisoners was steadily swelling. It was just that now, no one was willing to get the Null Division Prisoners to do manual labor.
The majority of the powerhouses insisted that the Null Division was incapable of fighting with the Four Main Cities, and chose to bide their time and sit on the sidelines. But there were also a few smaller powerhouses that chose to send the Null Division Prisoners in their hands to Galloping Horse City.
Many people thought that Null Division would use their momentum of victory to conquer more places, but they never expected them to mobilize their troops in Galloping Horse City instead.
The Null Division was also affected by the momentum, but were suppressed by Nie Qiu. On one hand, he did not receive any orders from Tang Tian, on the other, Nie Qiu was not affected by the victories. The current Null Division strength's standard had been stretched, the first few members who were saved had experienced the most battles and their strengths were improving very quickly, and had the most knowledge with regards to tactics, but the members who were saved recently still required more time.
In other words, it was not the best time for them to fight, as they required to consolidate their strength.
But, the Four Main Cities did not give up handling the Null Division.
Du Ke did not agree to handling the Null Division, but did not reject either. Inside the Four Main Cities, the support to kill the Null Division was extremely strong, and he did not plan to push it down either. Furthermore, he was extremely interested towards the way armies would battle, and he wanted to see the limit of the Null Division.
The more battles, the more pressure, the more the Null Division would be compelled to reveal their true capabilities, that was where he was interested in.
He did not care who would win or lose, as ultimately it would still be him winning.
Under Du Ke's tacit acceptance, Galloping Horse City was recently under waves of attacks. All sorts of brigands would continuously siege Galloping Horse City like lunatics. But Ni Qiu quickly displayed astonishing might with the Null Division as they continued to defeat the enemies.
To other people, The Null Division looked ready to fall at any moment, but Nie Qiu was enduring the hardship gladly. To him, the intensity faced by the brigands could not compare to the four List of Powerhouses martial artists.
~Frequent but low intensity battles, isn't this the best method to grind an army?~
There were times where he would intentionally have a few mistakes and portray that they were extremely fatigue and injured, to prevent the brigands from running. But even so, their recently achievements were so glorious that it even shocked many of them half to death.
The Brigands destroyed by the Null Division were no nameless people, many of them were notorious and big time bandits who all fell in Galloping Horse City.
The Galloping Horse Mincemeat Field had revealed everyone's emotions towards the consecutive days of battles.
They were forced to do so.
In the past, the Sin Domain lacked the notion to improve, because the structure in Sin Domain was too stable, to the point that it lacked space for improvements. But out of the blue, Tang Tian appeared with his Null Division, causing the already decaying building to completely collapse.
~So an army is so powerful!~
~Battles could be fought like that as well!~
The Galloping Horse Mincemeat Field had greatly affected the entire Sin Domain, every battle was witnessed by countless people. Almost all of the powerhouses had sent out their own men to spectate the battles.
"Good morning, brother, you're here regardless of rain or shine!"
"That's right, if we miss it, it will truly be a pity!"
"I wonder if there will be a battle today, sigh, these bandits are truly one of a kind, they are not increasing their efforts, are they living up to their greedy nature?"
"We can only wait and see, come come come, try the tea that I brought, we shall drink slowly and wait."
"Still, brother you have prepared amply…."
This trend continued for days. To the point that the mountain peak facing Galloping Horse City that had the best view started to have servants standing guard. All of the clever small businesses saw a business opportunity, and ran over there to sell their food, and earned good business.
But of course, the wealthier families directly sat on their boats and watched the entire field from a bird's eye view.
Although the bandits were not lacking in men, but after watching their companions fail and fall day in and day out, they started to change their tactics. They started to imitiate the Null Division's movements, techniques and coordinations. Although they were not comparable to the Null Division, but they gave off a new aura. Even the battle with the Null Division became much more enjoyable.
There was nothing more convincing than this.
Supposing that previously, many people were still skeptical, then, the improvement of the bandits made everyone realise that the Sin Domain was entering the era of armies.
A few intelligent people returned home even more excitedly. During this period of time, newly established armies sprouted out like spring bamboos growing after the rain, they continued to appear endlessly. Whichever powerhouse that did not produce an army was embarrassed to leave their homes.
As for what to do with an army, Galloping Horse City became the only place to gain experience.
The area around Galloping Horse City became extremely crowded.
Along with the Null Division and the bandits, the spectators who moved and arranged themselves around excitedly made the atmosphere even more terrible.
The continuous defeats made the Galloping Horse City a bottomless hole that had claimed countless lives, giving people a vibe of unfathomable depth. Although the majority of them imitated the Null Division and increased their fighting capabilities, they were still unable to defeat the Null Division. Furthermore, they were unable to retreat. They were recruited by the Four Main Cities who spent a great deal of money, if they were to retreat, it would mean offending the Four Main Cities.
And after fighting for so many days, the hatred with the Null Division could no longer be absolved.
If they were to withdraw, it was equal to offending the two greatest powerhouses of the Sin Domain, and they would have no way to live after that. The majority of them felt that it was impossible to get off, and could only harden their skins.
But these bandits were all crafty and cunning men.
~If we can't fight, if we can't escape, then we shall delay!~
Everyday, they would send a small group and feign a battle, upon seeing that the situation was turning south, they would retreat and run. After a while, they would send another batch of people.
Because of that, the overall situation stabilized, and everyone calmed down again.
Galloping Horse City actually landed in a rarely seen peace.
Chapter 805 - The New Bewitching Blade
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
The stalemate between the Galloping Horse City and the bandits caused the higher ups of the Four Main Cities to become flustered and exasperated, but they were helpless to do anything.
The bandits were naturally very satisfied with the situation, they were not betraying the deal with the Four Main Cities, and could prevent their own strength from diminishing too much, and if they delayed sufficiently, they could take the money and leave. Whether or not the Four Main Cities would regret was something that they did not care, as the Four Main Cities had gathered almost 90% of the bandits in Sin Domain just for this. Even if it was the Four Main Cities, they had to consider the consequences of offending everyone.
But not all of the bandits were satisfied, for example Zhong Li Bai, he was not satisfied at all.
Do not be mistaken by Zhong Li Bai's achievements, in the bandit world, he was still an amature, and compared with the old and veteran bandits, he was extremely ordinary looking. And along with his terrible personal strength, many people looked down on him. In their eyes, he was a bandit not worth interacting with.
Previously, everyone thought that the Galloping Horse City was a cash cow, and strived to be first and feared to be last, preventing Zhong Li Bai to find an opportunity. And after both parties came to a tacit understanding, the bandits were shocked to realize that it was an absolutely good opportunity to learn, giving Zhong Li Bai even less space to find an opportunity.
Compared to the bandits, Zhong Li Bai's understanding of armies was much more profound.
The bandits' happy improvements were nothing to him, but what truly concerned him was the Null Division's improvements. Personally watching the Null Division grow from an unripe army to an adept force, seeing how the Null Division was quickly growing in Nie Qiu's hands, he felt extremely terrible.
Nie Qiu was his most direct rival, the both of them came from extremely similar backgrounds. The Null Division was already slowly forming up, but he had not accomplished anything.
There was nothing that could make him feel as terrible as that.
When Zhong Li Bai saw Sima Xiao, his face turned extremely dark: "This is your plan?"
The last time, the person who came to talk business with him was Sima Xiao. Initially, it was planned out well, Zhong Li Bai was to mix with the bandits, and was to serve as an insider as a bandit, but who knew that he would fall into such an awkward situation.
Sima Xiao waved his hands nonchalantly: "Who would have expected that Du Ke would be interested in Armies? Half of the authority of the Four Main Cities lies with Du Ke, if he doesn't say anything, how can these people stir the stormy sea? They can only make make more noise."
Speaking about it, Sima Xiao also turned moody.
He and Sima Xiang Shan had landed themselves in a good position with much difficulty, but were also awarded with heavy responsibility. Especially the mission to purchase the bandits to deal with Ghost Face Mask was on Sima Xiao, the two of them thought that their opportunity had come.
The initial part of the plan flowed extremely smoothly, but out of their expectations, Du Ke actually did not initiate to move out on Ghost Face Mask himself. The higher ups of the Four Main Cities were divided, which was a surprise. They had underestimated Nie Qiu's progress on consolidating the Null Division, and the four List of Powerhouses martial artists actually failed to siege the Galloping Horse City, scaring away the bandits for a period of time.
The bandits had initially bragged about slaughtering their way into Galloping Horse City as quickly as possible, but in the end they worked extremely carefully, all of them became extremely idle.
The original plan had become completely different.
"Then I have to waste my time here?" Zhong Li Bai snorted.
"Don't do anything temporarily." Sima Xiao thought for a moment and replied: "Du Ke has already began building his army, and with his arrogance, how can he tolerate his own army being weaker than other people? He will definitely send his own army to defeat the Null Division. Regardless of what plans he have at that time, when he prevails over Null Division, the Four Main Cities will definitely take action. You are a black horse piece, and can only unleash your maximum capabilities at that time."
Zhong Li Bai was dejected, but he did not say anything.
In truth, aside from staying at where he was, he had nowhere to go. At such a time, it was not up to him to retreat or not, there were too many bandits converged together, if he wanted to separate and leave them, it would probably cause the other bandits to group up and attack him.
Bandits were all unlawful people.
He had countless men under him, but he did not have many experts, and due to their ill discipline, no matter how hard he trained them, he was still lagging far behind compared to the meticulous and disciplined Null Division Members. His discipline was lacking, his strength was also lacking. The Null Division was able to be so rampant and confident and repel so many bandits was because they had the strength to do so. Zhong Li Bai did not have the strength, and naturally did not dare to do anything reckless amongst the bandits.
"Even Du Ke is making an army now, tell me, do you think others won't do it?" Sima Xiao retracted his smile and said with a serious look: "This is our last battle in Sin Domain, if we win, then we can fight out way back to the Sacred Saint Galaxy, and no one in the Sin Domain will be our opponent. But if we fail, then we will just die without a burial. No matter how strong the Null Division is, how can they contend against the entire Sin Domain, furthermore a Sin Domain that is developing armies?"
Zhong Li Bai's face turned serious as well, Sima Xiao's words were not spoken just to scare him. If the Sin Domain truly found the way to build an army, then their only advantage would be lost, the powerhouses would gather together, and this force was not something the Null Division could handle alone.
~Seems like I have to train harder.~
Zhong Li Bai decided in his mind firmly, luckily for him, the various bandits were finding ways to imitate the Null DIvision, so training as an army was no longer a special thing.
When Ji Ze took back his Bewitching Blade, he was stunned.
The dark red blade body was like the glow of a setting sun, its bewitching aura was gone, it was calm and warm, without any cold intent.
~This sensation…. Is not right!~
~How can this Bewitching Blade be fit with its name? It is not bewitching at all!~
When Tang Tian saw Ji Ze's suspicious expression, he scoffed, but he did not say anything, as he felt that it would be better for Ji Ze to probe out the blade himself. Tang Tian gained plenty from the refining of the Bewitching Blade, far more than that of the Chief Green Swords.
Everyone had already gathered around.
"Master Ji Ze, test your blade out!"
"Yes yes, let us witness it!"
"Truly exciting to see what will come."
Ji Ze's mood was feeling nervous, the Bewitching Blade was a top grade treasure, it would not be easy to find a replacement if it was broken. He grabbed onto Bewitching Blade's hilt, and swung it twice to test it out, and felt that its weight seemed to have lessened, but it was extremely apt for him. When he imbued power into Bewitching Blade, he was instantly stunned, his eyes revealed a look of disbelief: "This is…."
A dazzling blood red light dot lit up on the blade edge without warning.
The blood red light dot quickly grew like an expanding balloon, expanding quickly.
The swelled up dark red light aura swept past everybody's body, transforming into a blood red screen, enveloping everyone within. Everyone immediately felt as though they were in blood, their vision was blood red, and the dense and bewitching blood smell pervaded every corner. In the blood screen, a faint but strange power was faintly discernible, but when they tried to detect it, it would become untraceable.
Everyone was stunned by the scene, and all around Ji Ze, the silence was so loud that they would be able to hear a needle drop.
Someone shouted out with a trembling voice. Everyone who had their own guesses to what the new power would be immediately turned pale with fright. It was Law Domain, the legendary Law Domain, that only Du Ke alone in the present generation had obtained.
Law Domain, seemingly the highest level of Law Power, absolute power that could devastate the Heavens and Earth.
All of the members were not weak, albeit not famous experts. To them, the Law Domain was an unreachable legend. They stared at the blood screen in shock, their minds blank.
"This is not a Law Domain, or more accurately, it is not a True Law Domain."
Tang Tian's voice broke the silence, but for some reason, everyone heaved a sigh of relief, the indescribable fear disappeared, they gradually regained their senses, and their pale white faces had a tinge of blood once more.
~If such a treasure is able to unleash a Law Domain, how terrifying is that~
No one could imagine that.
Even Ji Ze was unable to imagine such a concept, he heaved a sigh of relief, but his mind had a faint disappointment. ~Law Domain, the power that everyone desires to have.~ But he quickly organized his emotions, his willpower was far firmer than ordinary martial artists, and he quickly woke up from his sense of loss.
~If my weapon's power surpasses myself, then I will only become its slave.~
~Every treasure is like a fierce beast, if I do not have sufficient strength to subdue it, I will only be destroyed by it.~
~Wait a minute….it is not a true Law Domain!~
Ji Ze suddenly realized the unspoken words that Master Ghost Face Mask had said.
"This is imitating a Law Domain, or more accurately, you can call it an Incomplete Domain. This blood screen is formed from Blood Laws. All of us know that the realm of laws are differentiated by Law Threads, Law Surface and Law Domain. But how do they evolve? While studying the Bewitching Blade, I realized a few peculiar things. Law Surfaces are in truth formed from Law Threads, so how did one thin rope become a flat surface? By weaving! Everyone has seen grass woven mats before right. How do threads become a defined space? By becoming a grass basket. This Bewitching Blade uses this concept, and imitates out a similar space."
Tang Tian said with pleasure, but his face was covered by the Ghost Face Mask, so the members could not see his happy smile.
Instead, through the mask, his voice had become a notch lower.
Everyone's eyes turned round, the majority of them barely understood him, but those who were slightly more intelligent revealed looks of consideration. But all of them were like obedient students listening to him earnestly, without concealing their emotions of revere.
Even the high and mighty Ji Ze had an expression of shock.
~Are you joking, even if this is not a true Law Domain, but after studying it for a while, you have already grasped what a Law Domain is, what does that mean? It means you, my Master, your understanding on Laws is already at the peak!~
Holding onto the Bewitching Blade, the blood screen in front of him was a completely different scene.
Every member in his eyes was like a regiment of blood, he could clearly feel their veins throbbing, could see their blood flowing, even the minute and fine veins were clearly caught by him. In his eyes, there were no secrets hidden, he could dare confirm that as long as he wanted it, he could cause their blood to flow in reverse.
~Is this what a Law Domain is?~
Everything was in his control, the indescribable intoxicating feeling surfaced in his heart.
But when he looked at Master Ghost Face Mask, he was suddenly stunned.