Chapter 872 – Honorable Martial Temple
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
“Trash! All trash!”
A tick and solid light pillar shot down from the distant blue skies, where the dense Radiant Energy enveloped theentire white palace. The snow white palace looked as though it was made out of the purest and whitest jade, thewhite light continuously surging into the palace from the white light pillar. Only the geniuses who had visited beforewould know that the entire palace was formed from the Radiant Energy.
(TN: I will change 光明能量 from light energy to radiant energy, radiant energy being an exclusive energy formedout from techniques of Honorable Martial Continent. You will all know why in the last few chapters towards the endof the novel)
The Honorable Martial Temple, was the most mysterious place, it was where the source of the light came from ofthe entire Honorable Martial Continent and Temple.
The Great Clan Elder’s roar sounded out through the entire Temple, and even the light of the pillar of light trembledslightly from the reverberations.
Inside the palace, everyone was trembling in fear with pale faces. In front of them, stood a tall and sturdy figurewhich was completely enveloped in gold flames, distorting and preventing his face from being seen. The voice cameout from the flames, and all of the eyes beneath him were fixated on the gold flames, revealing reveration andrespect.
It was Holy Flame, the highest level of the Holy Flame.
No one had ever seen the Great Clan Elder losing control and shouting. In their hearts, it was as though even ifTemple disappeared, the Great Clan Elder would remain indifferent.
The Great Clan Elder had not asked about affairs of the world for many years, his heart completely focused on themartial techniques of Heaven’s Road. The ordinary matters in Temple had completely been tasked to Charles andthe other few clan elders, while the Great Clan Elder no longer seemed to exist, as even the new ordinary clan eldershad never seen him.
But at that moment, the entire Temple was worshipping the Great Clan Elder’s imposing power, where e
ven the airand energy were trembling.
Charles who had his waist bent trembled, the stare shot out from the Great Clan Elder felt extremely real, causingCharles to feel as if his back was burning, as there was actually a burning sensation on his back. But his handsomeface remained as calm as water as he replied respectfully: “Great Clan Elder.”
“I handed everything over to you, why did you hand me such answers?” The golden Holy Flame spat out.
Charles knew that asking for forgiveness or pushing the blame would only make the Great Clan Elder even angrier,he took a deep breath: “Great Clan Elder, please issue your punishment!”
“Punishment? I will definitely punish you!” The Clan Elder’s Face was completely covered by the Holy Flame, no onecould tell if he was happy or angry, but his right shoulder suddenly raised up, the golden Holy Flame flowed along hisarm and extended to his hand, and transformed into a golden fiery whip.
The fiery whip struck Charles’ back, causing him to tremble, his handsome face distorted slightly. It was as thoughthe whip had struck his spirit, causing an immense pain that caused his mind to go blank while his body bent andcramped up.
The clothes on his back remained as per usual without any scars, not even the slightest crease was created.
Everyone bent their backs even more, the Honorable Martial Temple was in dead silence, where only Charles gaspfor air that sounded like a wild beast in pain could be clearly heard. Everyone knew that the Great Clan Elder wastruly angered, The Holy Whip of Penance was a punishment for the spirit, and everyone knew its pain.
The Great Clan Elder was biased towards Charles, and there were even rumors that Charles was the illegitimate sonof the Great Clan Elder, thus it was the first time that the Great Clan Elder had punished the Sacred Son Charles,and it was even such a severe punishment to use the Holy Whip of Penance.
Everybody was stunned.
Only after five minutes did Sacred Son Charles’ lifeless eyes regain some vitality, but could not help but reveal thefear in them. It was an extremely horrifying experience, even with his determination, he never wished to go throughit a second time.
“Seven barracks were slaughtered, it is truly terrible.”
The Great Clan Elder did not speak very quickly, but his voice was filled with power and aura, every word soundedlike hammers smashing down from the sky.
“No reasons, no excuses, only results.” The Great Clan Elder’s eyes slowly swept across the hall.
When those words came out, it buzzed in everybody’s ears.
Everyone suppressed the fear in their hearts and replied in unison: “Yes!”
A regiment of golden flames soared into the sky, and disappeared by transforming into a shooting star. Theoverwhelming pressure suddenly disappeared, and the choking atmosphere became lively again.
The Honorable Martial Temple started to relaxed.
Everyone was stunned, they all looked at each other, revealing bitter smiles. All of them were high authoritative andrespected nobles, but in that situation, they were unable to resist at all. The Great Clan Elder was truly tooterrifying.
“What do we do now?” A clan elder spoke up.
Everyone remained silent for a moment, many of them had not recovered from the shock.
“Jia Ya is seated in the Center Region, Collin is on the way to the White Fields Continent. Lance is dead, Oliver is stillimprisoned. There is a great coalition composed of five Lieutenant Generals preparing to move and support theShang Continent. This is the first wave, and they will bring in a large batch of warships for Gou Cheng WenDao.Other than that, our supply route requires more manpower, our supply route is too slow. So we need to prepare asecond wave. The Honorable Martial Banner of Knights will move as well, I need to find the entrance to Heaven’sRoad as quickly as possible, ordinary soldiers are extremely weak in the Blue Sea. Now, the question is, who willhandle the Gold Continent Bandits?”
All of the Clan Elders look at each other, all of them with vexed looks.
Silence, it was a strange silence.
After calculating and thinking, all the results made the various clan elders reveal looks of disbelief.
The Honorable Martial Continent had actually fallen to a day where they did not have enough manpower andarmies! The powerful Honorable Martial Continent, the Honorable Martial Continent that became famous with itspowerful military forces, the Honorable Martial Continent that had many generals under its banner, actually did nothave enough manpower!
Everyone looked at each other, shock revealed in each other’s eyes.
Charles was equally as shocked, he never thought that Temple would actually be strapped for its armies, but hemaintained his calm and steadiness: “The fleet that is to reinforce the Shang Continent is to move out immediately,do not delay. Master Jia Ya cannot be touched. Urge Collin to be faster, tell him, he needs to resolve White FieldsContinent by the second wave of reinforcement! It is a must! We have no time left to waste.”
“Then what about the Gold Continent Bandits?” One of the clan elder asked with worry, gaining the nods of theother various people.
The scene of the Great Clan Elder in fury was still vivid in their minds, and thus no one dared to pay lip service atsuch a time.
“The Gold Continent Bandits are extremely proficient in playing hide and seek, we cannot be anxious.” Charles saidcalmly: “What we have to do first is to limit the scope of activity that the Gold Continent Bandits can move in. Theyare just roving bandits, once they are out of space, they will be like sashimi on the chopping board. The fourLieutenant Generals in charge of the second wave will move from four different locations, we will stretch the netand suppress the Gold Continent Bandit’s space. I need all of you to prepare a trap for the Gold Continent bandits.Once they are ensnared, we can exhaust them up with just a few local armies.”
“Why not deal with them straight on?” One of the clan elder asked.
“Time.” Charles was endowed with extraordinary intelligence, and replied indifferently: “We have limited time.More importantly, our manpower is tight, especially with elites. Instead, we have many local armies, in abundanceactually, their fighting strength is unable to help reinforce the frontlines. Since that’s the case, why should weexhaust our precious elites?”
The clan elders all saw the light and nodded their heads.
“Then why must we get Collin to rush?” Someone asked.
Charles replied: “Once the second wave of reinforcements leave, we will only have Master Jia Ya and Collin. MasterJia Ya will definitely not move, if Collin doesn’t clear the White Fields Continent by then, it means that theHonorable Martial Continent will be completely empty. If any accident were to occur, we will not even have peopleto fight the fires for us.”
This time, no one had any other opinions.
Collin received the orders from Temple and did not say much. He was extremely clear of the current situation ofHonorable Martial Continent. From how it looked, he knew that it was the Honorable Martial Continent’s mostdifficult times, and was the most important and crucial.
Although Temple’s orders had made it even more troublesome for him, but the circumstances compelled for it, andwithout hesitation, he immediately made his move.
The scouts ahead continuously sent back news.
It was truly the remaining Sin Domain people! But it was not the White Fields Continent, but the DesolateContinent!
At the location where the Sin Door’s army were located, there was a stronghold erected with extremely tight security. What no one would have expected was that Desolate Continent would actually be transformed into a place resembling the Sin Domain. The entire Desolate Continent’s energy was extremely thin, and the scouts who entered were unable to adapt to it.
Collin’s expression became serious.
He had thought of all sorts of situations before, but he had never thought that Sin Domain would actually totransform the energy in its environment.
~This will not be a good battle to fight.~
“Target, the White Fields Continent, move at our fastest pace!”
The order was sent down quickly, and the large army quickly sped towards the White Fields Continent. Collin haddecided to garrison in the White Fields Continent, and take a look at how the Desolate Continent had changed. Ifthe energy was truly thin, it would be a huge trouble, especially that they were in such a crucial time.
When Collin’s large army arrived in White Field Continent, he was stunned by its emptiness and the desolate scene.
It looked as though there was not a single person in the White Fields Continent, every city was empty. After theGold Continent Bandit’s incident, White Field Continent’s population started to dwindle. And as White FieldContinent was too close to Desolate Continent, many Sin Domain martial artists had appeared endlessly, causingeven more panic. The citizens who had prepared to spectate also chose to leave, and this was a common scene invarious places of the Western Region.
Collin’s face was gloomy, he had never seen such a desolate and depressing scene in the Honorable MartialContinent.
~Is this still the same flourishing and safe Honorable Martial Continent?~
Every city that he encountered was empty, causing the morale of the army to be affected and diminished. TheHonorable Martial Continent had never suffered so badly under bandits before.
The emotions that the scouts were feeling became even more intense.
“I have truly never seen such a scene before!”
“That’s right, the last time I came here, there were many mining vessels, but now after flying for so long, I can’t evencatch a glimpse of anybody. It is like an empty continent, it is quite scary.”
“For you to say that, my back has turned slightly cold.”
“All of you, shut up!”
The entire scout team had ugly looks on their faces as they looked at each other.
“I think it’s more than enough, let us head back.” One of the more cowardly scout could not help but voice out.
“We haven’t completed our scouting mission…” The captain hesitated.
“There’s nobody at all, what’s there to scout.” Another scout whined, his face somewhat pale. After flying for threedays, they did not see any living soul, such an experience was definitely terrible.
“Up ahead is the Warship Cemetery.” One of the scouts that had entered the White Fields Continent before said:“Since the city is empty, I believe that not even a ghost is located in the cemetery. We should place our focus on theDesolate Continent, this battle will not be easy.”
Hearing that, the Captain did not say refute: “Alright, let us head back. We will inspect the important parts of thecity on the way back, that’s the best place for an ambush.”