Chapter 868 - Assassinate
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Lance had a satisfied look, as he was proud of his success. Sacred Son Charles' favor had pushed him to be on the advantage. This could be seen from the amount of "gifts" that the Western Traders had given him.
Lieutenant General Oliver had been punished, allowing Lance to become the man with the most authority in the Western Region, and thus the Western Traders would naturally come barking up his tree. Lance did not only reject them, but instead won all of them over.
"The days now are so comfortable. Who would have thought that we would ever be rich!" Norman said emotionally.
"It is slightly too boring." Lance said languidly: "There's no battles to fight!"
"What fight, we will have money if there are no battles, can you see how many people are drooling just by looking at us!" Norman said disapprovingly.
"The battlefield is the home of a military general, Norman." Lance reminded: "You should have higher achievement in mind."
"The current us are already very achieved!" Norman refuted and advised Lance instead: "Don't keep thinking about fighting, anyway, you can't even go to the Shang Continent, so let us live our lives first. Sacred Son Charles has left the task of investigating to us, we can't do badly."
Lance's expression became slightly excited as he sat up: "I have some guesses."
"Guesses?" Norman was startled.
"For example, the Sin Domain." Lance snapped his fingers.
Norman's eyes instantly constricted: "Sin Domain!"
He knew of the Sin Domain. If one talked about the Honorable Martial Continent's journey of unifying the Western Region, the dark part of the history would be the Sin Domain. In truth, the Honorable Martial Continent's internal department held different opinions towards the Sin Domain system. Many people thought that the oppositions should be killed to prevent them from staging a comeback in the future, and there was not a need for a place like the Sin Domain.
But, regardless of the standpoints on the Sin Domain, the higher ups of the Honorable Martial Continent knew that the Sin Domain would forever be their enemies.
Enemies that had to die before they could ever rest easy.
So when Lance spoke about Sin Domain, Norman became anxious.
"Their earliest appearance was the White Field Continent, and you should know that it is the closest to the Sin Domain." Lance's expression became serious.
Compared to the Gold Continent Bandits, the danger that the Sin Domain posed was larger.
Norman's face became ugly: "Damn it! What happened to the army stationed at the Sin Domain?"
"That is another unfortunate news." Lance revealed a bitter smile: "At the moment, we have not received any news from them. The White Field Continent was a huge uproar, but they are still quiet, don't you think it is a bit unusual?"
Norman was startled, then after awhile, he laughed bitterly: "Seems like we have encountered huge trouble."
Lance shrugged his shoulders: "That's right."
"Then what do we do now?" Norman asked.
"We should do what we were tasked to do." Lance said indifferently: "If not, why do you think Sacred Son Charles was being so nice to us? Maybe he already had his guesses. Norman, the world is not a place of love. We have to help him resolve this issue, otherwise, our good days will be numbered."
"Is that how cannon fodder struggle with their lives?" the bitterness on Norman's face became more apparent.
"Seems like it." Lance replied in a calm manner.
"Why does it seem that you have confidence?" Norman glanced at Lance.
"No, no, no, I am just enjoying the scenery." Lance laughed out loud: "Norman, relax, we are in the Honorable Martial Continent, how much can those rotting Sin Domain people stir?"
"I hope that's the case." Norman still had a bitter look, and did not relax because of Lance. He thought that they could have it easy, but who knew it would be a difficult situation.
Suddenly, a subordinate rushed in for a report: "Master! The Western Traders were struck by an ambush! There are flames surging to the sky in the direction of Blue Wind City!"
"Blue Wind City!"
Lance and Norman looked at each other.
Norman immediately replied: "Get some people to investigate!"
"Yes!" The subordinate complied and immediately turned and left.
Lance clicked his tongue: "What's the enmity between the Gold Continent Bandits and the Western Traders? Why are they fighting to the death? Did Carl offend someone?"
But Norman was thinking about Blue Wind City, and his face was ugly: "Now Blue Wind City also has a problem, we are truly unlucky."
The construction of Blue Wind City was instructed and carried out by Sacred Son Charles, and the accident would only affect his face, which would lead to them being affected. In many people's eyes, they were 100% under the Sacred Son.
Lance also found it rather troublesome: "Why is Carl so careless? Eh, we have to wipe his butt for him now. Eh, I knew that the Western Traders' money is not so easily taken. Let's go, we have taken their money, we have to do our best to help them, we can't just watch him get killed, if not, who can we look to for money in the future?"
Norman replied by imitating Lance's words with sarcasm: "The battlefield is the home of a military general."
Lance was speechless.
After flying for a short while, scouts noticed Carl, who was in a terrible situation, where he had a few guards around him, all of them had blood all over their body, as though they had gone through a bitter battle.
"Looks terrible." Lance scratched his chin.
"That's reasonable." Norman felt that it was within expectations: "I wonder if the Knight is alive or dead."
In his eyes, although the Western Traders were relatively strong, they could not be compared with a standard army. They had just not met with talented generals that would put them in place. Instead, the Honorable Martial Banner of Knights was a true elite and formidable force, every individual were experts.
Carl shouted from afar: "Master, save me!"
"Truly pitiful." Lance muttered, but immediately changed his expression to a serious one: "Carl, what happened?"
Carl flew to him, with a stoned expression, as though he had not recovered from the attack.
"We were ambushed…."
Before he even finished his words, Lance eyes' dazzled as a guard beside Carl suddenly pounced on him.
Lance's face changed: "Assassin…."
He knew that he had made a grave mistake, he actually let someone come in front of him! As a military general, it was the dumbest and stupidest mistake to allow an assassin to touch his body. A military general without the protection of soldiers was as weak as grass.
~The Western Traders have colluded with the enemy….~
~It's a trap!~
Tang Tian had focused on Lance, and at such a close distance, he would definitely not fail!
He was like an extremely heavy wild beast, ferociously colliding into Lance's body. Lance had the intent to react, but his movements, in front of Tang Tian, were as slow as a turtle.
A numbing sound emerged, it was the sound of bones shattering into powder.
Norman did not have the chance to move as well, the moment Tang Tian made his move, Sima Xiao had taken action, Magatama appeared behind Norman, and with a gleam in her eyes, Norman's head was already in Magatama's hands.
In the entire process, Lance's guards did not even react, and their leaders had already died.
All of their eyes turned bloodshot, they were stunned by what had happened. After a momentarily silence, all of the soldiers lost their rational, and pounced ferociously over!
"Carl, you actually betrayed Temple!"
Tang Tian was not afraid at all, as soldiers started dying one after another in front of him. They were all lambs in his eyes. He did not retreat, but continued to attack, like an arrow, he shot into the crowd, without any fanciful moves, he used his terrifying strength to become the strongest killing machine. Anyone that was touched by him were either killed or severely injured.
Bang, the sound was multiple times louder than the first, countless bodies were struck and flew in all directions. Before they even landed on the ground, they had already died.
Tang Tian did not give the soldiers any chance to reorganize themselves, as long as he noticed any soldier or officer gathering the troops, he would kill them without hesitation. In such a short distance, the might of the army could not be unleashed, they were constantly being interrupted by Tang Tian, and everything was in a mess.
Like a ghost, Magatama's efficiency at killing was astonishing, and in the blink of the eye, the place was littered with corpses.
The soldiers all started to become fearful, their bloodshot eyes receded as fear replaced their bravery. They had never seen such powerful assassins before, faster than lightning and no one could even last a hit from them. They were like monsters that came out from hell, emotionless and coldly taking lives one after another with never ending energy.
~They are monsters!~
The soldiers who had lost their general were like scattered sand, the fear took over their bodies as they started to turn and run.
This was the signal of a collapse, as more and more soldiers started to run.
Tang Tian and the rest did not chase them.
The battle was over, but Tang Tian was still in disbelief, that a powerful army had been destroyed just like that.
If they were in a face-off, it would had been extremely difficult to defeat Lance's army. With regards to any army, the general was the spirit and soul, losing the general was simply the spark to destroy the army. The Sacred Saint Galaxy was a land ruled by armies, thus the emphasis on the high standards of the military general, regardless of either soldier or general, they did not emphasize on individual strength.
Tang Tian looked at Sima Xiao, Magatama's charming ability could be said to be an unexpected joy.
Sima Xiao looked at Carl's corpse with some unhappiness: "What a pity."
When the generals were killed, the soldiers went crazy, causing Tang Tian and Sima Xiao to be in a huge pressure, and it was at that time where Carl was killed by the soldiers.
SIma Xiao felt that Carl was still of some value, thus it was a pity for him to die.
But everyone was extremely satisfied to be able to kill Lance and Norman.
Oliver had been sent back to Temple, and the Lance Army was the sole complete army with a threatening fighting force in the Western Region. With the Lance Army destroyed, it meant that the Honorable Martial Continent's Western Region was completely empty.
Temple would definitely not sit still and watch the Sin Domain regain their strength, and sending in more soldiers was their only choice.
Tang Tian had already received battle reports from Bing, Gou Cheng WenDao's fleet had suffered heavy losses, Mo Xin was forced into the unfamiliar regions of the Sea of Energy, Qiu Xu Hua had to sacrifice his general, and Temple's forces were being stretched. As for Tang Tian, his mission was to make Temple's forces stretch even thinner, so they could expose their weak belly, giving Tang Tian an opportunity to deal a crucial strike.
~This is just the beginning!~
~The Sin Domain should be moving in the shadows as well now.~
Qian Hui had reminded Tang Tian that the Sin Domain's loss was just a few hundred years of time, and their influence over the land would not disappear that easily. They were once the masters of the land, as long as they appeared again, Temple would be in a difficult position.
Tang Tian was excited about the following battles.
Although there were no longer any easy and relaxed battles like the one he had with Lance, but fighting to his hearts' content was his most favourite.