Chapter 877 - Fear and Weakness
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Inside the Honorable Martial's Roar.
Everyone held their breath with their eyes wide open, as though they were looking at a powerful enemy. They had all experienced countless of battles, but at that moment, there was a rarely seen nervousness. In the past, the battles were all done in their most familiar manner, where even in Sin Domain, the many unfamiliar tactics were still within their comprehension. But to fight with a warship was completely different from how they used to fight, it was a brand new way of battle.
Everyone had trained extremely bitterly and meticulously, but it could not remove the traces of worry inside everybody's heart.
One had to know, this astonishingly huge warship was pieced together from discarded materials gathered from the garbage dump. Although it had gone through refurbishing, but as to how powerful it would be, even Sai Lei did not dare confirm anything.
Nie Qiu knew that every army of theirs, every victory of theirs was able to greatly affect the entire situation. They were in enemy's territory, and if they were slightly careless, it could mean a wipe out. But if they were able to win the battle, the enemy's manpower would drop further, and the originally stretched tight forces would become even tighter.
He did not know Tang Tian's full plan, but he could see that the Master's plan was extremely important. He did not hope for the Master's plan to fail because of the Null Division's failure, that was something he would could never accept.
Because he did not have any opportunity, Nie Qiu left the Leo Constellation to join under Tang Tian's banner. Tang Tian did not discriminate against him, but trusted him greatly, which he knew was not easy to do. Soldiers would die for those who appreciated them, that was not just empty words.
He knew that he was not the only one thinking about that, but the entire Null Division thought the same.
The main bulk of the Null Division were from the Lupus Race that were completely devoted and loyal to Tang Tian, along with Ah Mo Li, Han Bing Ning etc, all of them were companions of Tang Tian when he was younger. All of them were extremely clear of how powerful their enemy was.
Aside from winning, they had no other path to take.
It was an invisible pressure.
Under Zhong Li Bai's lead, the Monster Army had fought out a series of beautiful battles, causing the Null Division to be pressured as well. Initially when the Null Division was already dazzling in the battlefield, the Monster Army was still a group of bandits!
Regardless of anything, they could not be overtaken by the Monster Army.
This was the power of competition.
At the moment, the Null Division members inside the warship were filled with anxiousness, excitement, worry, all sorts of different emotions, but the harsh training allowed them to maintain their steadiness. They watched as the enemy's warships drew closer, while inside the Honorable Martial's Roar, not a single noise could be heard, it was extremely quiet.
Like the calm before the storm!
Inside the stifling silence, Nie Qiu's eyes flashed with a bright aura as he spoke out: "Prepare for battle!"
Whooosh, all of the Null Division Members who were long ready straightened their backs at the same time, their eyes revealing a glimmer of light, like ferocious tigers coming out from their dens, the killing intent soaring out from within the warship instantly.
Nie Qiu's command drew the curtains for battle.
All of the battle positions lit up with light auras, like a giant whale deep underwater, the Honorable Martial's Roar's body suddenly lit up with many light dots. This ancient warship that had slumbered for a few centuries, seemed to have awoken, and once again revealed its fangs to the world.
Without any warning, a rain of light blossomed in front of the soldiers of Oliver's Army.
The dazzling rain of light covered every angle of their vision, the bright splendor causing everyone to turn momentarily blind.
A stifling killing intent surged out.
The captain of Cloud Swallowing Ship roared out upon coming to his senses: "Ene…."
Before he could even call out for "Ambush", his voice was drowned out by the endless light aura, as though the Cloud Swallowing Ship had struck a mountain peak, the entire hull trembled. The immense power caused him to feel as though he was struck by a horde of wild beasts, instantly losing balance and flying out.
An intense pain came out from his back, he could not move his waist, he did not know what had smashed onto his forehead, but something seemed to be flowing down.
~It should be blood.~
But at that moment, he could no be bothered with his own injuries, a boundless amount of fear was buzzing in his mind.
~Ultimate Army Warship!~
That name exploded in his mind like thunder, causing his entire body to tremble. ~That's right, An Ultimate Army Warship, definitely an Ultimate Army Warship.~ In his 16 years of being ship captain, he could never get it wrong, the terrifying destructive power was only able to be produced from an Ultimate Army Warship.
~This is a real Ultimate Army Warship!~
He knew that his judgement was right, but it made no difference to his situation. In the face of an Ultimate Army Warship, the Cloud Swallowing Ship, a mid scale warship, did not have any ability to resist. Both parties were completely of different grades, regardless of defense or offense. He felt that he was like a docile sheep in front of a tiger, he did not know how he should react, and did not know how he should run. It was as though he could see the sharp teeth that were drooling with blood. Fear had overwhelmed him, causing his body to tremble even more.
All of the ridicule and teasing previously, in the face of such horrifying firepower, was the mock of the Death God.
The intense explosions were deafening, adding that it was concentrated, it felt like heavy punches from a shower of gales, the hull being the sandbag, trembling like a sieve. Regiments of flame blossomed out like flowers of death.
Even so, the explosions could not be compared to the attack from the enemy, as the captain of the Cloud Swallowing Ship started to regain his vision.
When he saw the scene in front of him that looked as though he had fallen to hell, he was instantly stunned.
The Cloud Swallowing Ship's bow had completely disappeared, and a gale had caused the current to reverse, causing the flames on his back to become more intense, crackling louder and louder as it took in more oxygen. Inside the flames, incessant screaming could be heard, as more and more soldiers on fire jumped down from the warship. The charred wooden planks were covered with blood, the sturdy hull started to reveal looks of cracks, making the entire warship look ghastly. Ahead of him was completely empty, the broken hull and him were bare naked in mid air.
It was just an attack, but the Cloud Swallowing Ship was instantly cut into two, and completely lost its fighting capabilities.
~Is this the power of an Ultimate Army Warship?~
He walked a few steps ahead, to the side of the wooden planks, and gazed out towards the entire battlefield from the hole.
What he saw was a thick pillar of light shooting straight into the North Light Ship's hull, instantly destroying it. Two seconds later, dazzling flames blossomed from within the warship, the blue flames burst out from the windows on both side, and spewed out from the opening of where the light had shot into.
The captain of Cloud Swallowing Warship froze at his position.
He knew that the blue flames were terrifying, as it was formed from the explosion of star rocks accumulated inside the warship, its temperature was extremely high, and no one could withstand the high heat. When such blue flames appeared, it meant that the warship was completely gone, and even more terrifyingly, no one could escape.
~Alright, the Cloud Swallowing Warship is no different from the North Light Warship.~
~Can I escape?~ The captain laughed bitterly, his face that was covered with soot revealed despair.
Behind the warships, Kai Si and Gu Te had pale expressions, they were stunned by what had happened.
"Ultimate Army Warship….." Kai Si muttered, his voice trembling slightly.
The extremely ugly warship was actually a real Ultimate Army Warship!
By his side, Gu Te had his hands hugging his head, almost as if he could not believe his own eyes. But the two huge fireballs in the sky reminded him of what had just happened.
Previously, the intensity of attack launched by the garbage warship was definitely that of an Ultimate Army Warship!
Gu Te inhaled in cold breath, his entire body shivered as he suppressed the fear in him, he calmed himself and spoke out: "Seems like we have encountered big trouble."
There was a strange and temporary silence inside the warship.
All of the ridicule towards the garbage ship had made Kai Si feel extremely stupid and ashamed, he had never thought that there would be a day where he would turn out to be the dumb one, the intense sense of fear made him acknowledge it even clearer.
Suddenly, Gu Te patted his shoulder, causing him to raise his head while at a loss.
Gu Te spoke out loudly: "Do not falter! No matter how powerful the Ultimate Army Warship is, they only have one ship! We still have a chance!"
Gu Te's voice was extremely loud, causing the entire fleet of warships to hear him.
Kai Si jolted, he immediately came back to his senses, and chided himself. ~What was I doing? How could I have lost my willpower?~ He looked towards Gu Te with gratitude, and spoke out loudly as well: "That's right, no matter how powerful they are, they only have one warship. We have so many warships, as long as everybody gives it their all, we will definitely win!"
This caused the eyes of many soldiers to turn bright.
They were shocked by the terrifying attack from the Ultimate Army Warship, but the two generals had incited their thirst to win. ~That's right, although the enemy is strong, but we have the numbers.~
Upon removing the state of despair, Kai Si's mind started to work extremely quickly: "The enemy's attack is very powerful, we should separate our forces, and disperse the enemy's firepower. The enemy warship doesn't have a energy barrier, its defense shouldn't be strong, that will be our opportunity."
Many others all nodded their heads, energy barriers were not like warship weapons that could be installed as and when anyone wanted. To a warship, defense technology was even higher than offense. The energy barrier of a warship was not activated by the crew, but by the hull.
Before their eyes, the Honorable Martial's Roar was beyond recognition, it was transformed into complete shambles, the hull was wrecked severely, and its energy barrier was unusable. This was why even after being placed in the Warship Cemetery for so many years, no one had the intent to take the Honorable Martial's Roar.
Once it was refurbished, the original energy barrier would have to be broken, and for the Honorable Martial's Roar, where the hull was one body and could not be changed, thus it held no meaning for it to be refurbished.
They had a warship that had no energy barrier, even if they had a hundred ways to construct around the hull, they were unable to form a perfect energy barrier.
To any warship, the energy barrier was far more important than the warship weapon. A warship without an energy barrier had a zero chance of surviving, and did not have any practical use.
The trash bags hung on the hull of the warship swayed in the air, although no one knew what was inside, but no one felt that the gently swaying items had any defensive capabilities.
"Once we separate, we will all advance forward at full speed towards the enemy from our respective positions. As long as one warship is able to enter its firing range, they are finished!"
When he said the last sentence, Kai Si smashed the table with his fist, his face extremely sinister.
It was not only him, everyone's faces were covered with killing intent, Gu Te felt his blood boiling, the fighting intent in him roaring, he suddenly raised his arm and shouted: "Kill them all!"
Everyone roared out: "Kill them all!"
Kai Si's eyes flashed with a cold light, ~the fight, has just begun!~
Chapter 878 - The Unprecedented Warship
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Nie Qiu's attention had never slacked. He was born blind, but had extremely sharp senses, and all the tiny fluctuations and changes were grasped by him. To him, the dark world had never been dull, it was extremely plentiful and filled with uncountable mysteries.
It was his world.
When the enemy warships scattered like birds, he immediately understood what the enemy general was trying to do.
"Attention, the enemy wants to fight at close quarters with us." Nie Qiu reminded: "After the enemy separates into their places, they will attack us from all directions!"
"Understood." Han Bing Ning answered straightforwardly.
Ah Mo Li scoffed: "They are truly looking down on our offense!"
The others scoffed as well, in the period of time that they used to train, they became extremely familiar with the Honorable Martial's Roar's offense. If it were to be said that the defense system that Sai Lei and Screw had created was not reliable, then the offense system that they had made was definitely worth relying on, it was extremely strong. The Shang Continent had advanced warship weapons that had been tested, adding the unique metal refined by Three Spirits City, and the star treasures core components used, the warship weapons were at an unprecedented level.
Even the local craftsmen of the Sacred Saint Galaxy were in awe and unable to comment on the powerful warship weapons.
After going through the baptism and grinding in the Sin Domain, the Null Division was a battle experienced army unit. Although they were anxious due to the brand new way of fighting, but the consecutive two volleys of fires had destroyed the two enemy ships, quickly allowing them to regain themselves. This was the difference between veterans and recruits, the veterans had strong self gauging abilities due to their understanding and quality of mental states in battles.
"Now we will begin to split the targets." Nie Qiu spoke extremely quickly.
All the jokes and laughters that had suddenly spread instantly disappeared, the warship became so silent that anyone could hear a pin drop. Nie Qiu did not speak loudly, but his voice could be heard clearly in all corners.
Everyone retracted their smiles and became focused and serious, as they remembered their own tasks.
Nie Qiu floated in mid air in a cross legged position, both of his hollowed eyes seem to be able to observe the battlefield from afar. An invisible killing intent started to pervade out from inside the Honorable Martial's Roar, while the temperature started to drop.
Han Bing Ning's face was ice cold while she solely controlled one warship weapon. 36 blue light swords floated around her, like a school of blue fishes. This is the warship weapon Sai Lei had specially designed for her, the Draco Ice Frost Sword.
Ah Mo Li had an eager appearance, his body leaning forward with his arms drooping down, although there was nothing in his hands, he looked as if he was holding a big blade. On his back was a red light seal that resembled a bear paw, that was flickering indefinitely. This was also another weapon Sai Lei had created specially for him, The Ursa Major Demonic Slash.
The two of them were the strongest in the Null Division, to the point that they were able to rely on their own strengths to control individual warship weapons. For the sake of completely unleashing their fighting capabilities, Sai Lei had put in a lot of thought and effort into the two warship weapons. The Draco Ice Frost Sword's core component was a gold rank star treasure from the Draco Constellation, the Draco Sword, while the core component of the Ursa Major Demonic Slash was a gold rank star treasure from Ursa Major Constellation, the Bear Paw Hatchet.
These two warship weapons no longer held the traditional meaning of a warship weapon, as not only did Sai Lei use gold rank star treasures as the core component, but also added many spirit treasures to refine them. They were extremely formidable, with power far exceeding what anyone could think of, the only weak point was that it was unable to weaken its attack, causing Han Bing Ning and Ah Mo Li to be afraid of using their full power while training.
Finally, they were able to unleash everything on the battlefield. Ah Mo Li felt as though he was overflowing with power. If it was in the past, he would be excitedly screaming his head off, eagerly wanting to pounce forward to fight. But after the long period of training in the army, he was no longer the impulsive and hot headed Ah Mo Li of the past, he could finally control his own temper.
He was waiting for the command.
Every minute detail on the battlefield was reflected in Nie Qiu's mind as clearly as water in a lake. When the first warship entered its firing range, he did not react at all. Only after the fourth warship entered the Honorable Martial's Roar's firing range, did he raise his head, his extremely cold voice resonating out the entire warship with killing intent, as though a lightning bolt had shot through the entire warship.
All of the Null Division Members who were accumulating their power and waiting immediately flew into action without hesitation.
The first to make his move was Ah Mo Li, the red Bear Paw light seal behind him lit up, and countless of bloody lights started to converge onto his body. The bloody lights were like small red snakes that slithered from his body to his palms. Ah Mo Li's palms were in a position as though he was holding onto something, started to glow, with his glaring eyes, all the muscles on his body started to tense up, as he suddenly slashed out with the red glow in his hands!
Heavy Demonic Slash!
A red blade light shot out.
Before the red blade light had even flown out of the warship, a light aura burst forth from beneath Ah Mo Li's feet, as though it was trying to devour him.
The red blood light suddenly swelled up by 10 times, inside the bloody aura, there was a vague image of a savage demon, this savage demon took a step forward, and before it could even complete this step, it suddenly disappeared.
10 li away, a warship was instantly dazzled, as the blood red light aura exploded right in front of them without any warning.
The endless amounts of bloody lights made them feel as though they were in a sea of blood.
~What kind of attack is that?~
All the soldiers on board the warship were overwhelmed with shock, before they could even react, the warship beneath their feet trembled intensely, as though they had collided into a mountain. A powerful force was transmitted, causing them to lose control of their bodies and were flung out, falling to the ground and rolling all about.
"Stabilize!" The captain knew that they were in a dangerous situation, and roared out loud. A shattered piece of the warship struck his forehead, causing blood to cover his face, making him look horrible.
A few of the stronger soldiers ignored the pain on their bodies, and struggled to crawl back up.
The captain wiped away the blood on his face and roared: "Energy Barrier! What's the status on the energy barrier!"
The soldier had a look of panic as he replied with trembles in his voice: "The energy barrier…..the energy barrier has cracks on it…."
"Damn it!" The captain chided, his face was extremely terrible, it was only one hit, but the energy barrier already had a crack, it was his first time encountering such a situation.
~An Ultimate Army Warship….is this the power of the Ultimate Army Warship?~
~It's attacking power is too scary…~
The captain did not know if they could continue advancing forward, but at that moment, even the slightest hesitation would only make them die a quicker death.
"Rush in! Full speed ahead! Don't stop!"
The captain roared for the entire warship to hear, all of the soldiers had pale faces and were trembling from head to toe, they had already entered the enemy's firing range, and were already sheeps waiting to be slaughtered, how could they still have any power to retaliate. They were already praying in their hearts, praying that they could get over this phase.
The explosions outside continued, its concentration so dense that it caused everybody's heart to beat even faster.
The brave captain looked outside his window, and what he saw was something he would never forget.
The sound produced from 10 fiery shots that occurred at the same time was extremely low pitched and bassy, as though someone had used a large hammer to smash onto every person's heart. The captain's head received the shock, causing him to tremble and his expression to blank. He watched the 10 fiery lights being released by the enemy's warship in a daze, the sparkling red flames were like flowers of death. A small scale warship was directly struck by the firepower, and before the wreckage of the warship could fly out, they were devoured by the flames.
The captain had never seen such a terrifying scene, his face turning as white as paper.
~Ultimate Army Warship….~ His gaze turned towards the Honorable Martial's Roar.
Countless light auras were spewing out from Honorable Martial's Roar, it was like a hedgehog covered with thorns of light.
Gu Te and Kai Si had the same expressions. If we were to say that the destroyed Cloud Swallowing Ship and North Light Ship already proved that the Honorable Martial's Roar truly wielded Ultimate Army Warship grade attacks, then them personally experiencing it made them realize how wrong they were.
~Ultimate Army Warship grade attacks? NO!~
Although Kai Si and Gu Te had never served on board an Ultimate Army Warship before, they still had knowledge on its attacking power, as they had personally witnessed an Ultimate Army Warship attack before. But, it was incomparable to what they were witnessing in front of them.
Rain of light, this phrase was frequently used to describe a ferocious barrage of attacks, but only the people who were there, witnessing the Honorable Martial's Roar, truly know what was called a rain of light.
It was craziness!
The entire battlefield was completely enveloped in the rain of light, to the point that he could not even see his ally warship. The only thing he could see was the light auras, the rain of light aura. No, it could not be called a rain of light anymore, they were in an ocean of light.
What made him feel inconceivable was that the terrifying barrage of attacks actually came from one warship. That was also why he felt that it was no longer an Ultimate Army Warship grade attack, because no Ultimate Army Warship could wield such terrifying attacking power.
~There definitely isn't any!~
~This betrays common standings!~
It was not difficult to frantically increase the number of battle positions and warship weapons onboard a warship, but no one had ever done that.
Because the soldiers could not endure it.
The stronger the warship weapon, the more the energy charge and burden placed on the soldiers. It was not as if there were no stronger warship weapons, but the energy charge it placed on the soldiers could reach so high to the point that it could hurt the soldiers with irrecoverable injuries.
But, this battle had completely capsized Kai Si's knowledge.
The enemy's attack was too powerful, from one look, he guessed that they needed countless of soldiers to be able to do it. Such a grade of warship weapon would usually only be produced from the main weapon of the warship. But, all of the attacks from Honorable Martial's Roar were actually so powerful.
~How many soldiers would they need! It must be an astronomical sum.~
~But even if we treat the Ultimate Army Warship as a huge warship, it cannot fit that many soldiers.~
And what made Kai Si felt even more despair was the frequency of attacks the enemy warship was producing!
It was as though they did not stop, wave after wave of attacks, not knowing what fatigue was.
~Do they not know that the warship weapons would produce an energy charge on the soldiers?~
Kai Si felt that he was in a bizarre dreamland, he had never seen before such a warship or warship weapon, he had never seen before such frequency of attacks, and had never before seen an ocean of light.
~I truly hope this is a dream.~
"Go go go!" Gu Te was like a sinister wild beast forced to desperation. He roared out loud: "That's their killing technique, their killing technique! They must have a weakness! All warships have a weakness! Rush over, rush until we win!"
All of the warships advanced fanatically, like moths flying into the flames, they charged into the ocean of light.