Chapter 880 - Temple's Most Critical Moment
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
"You really think we can break through the Wei Ye Guan Continent?" Ah Si Ming looked at Tie Ji.
Behind them, the large army stretched out to no end. This was the Savage Continent's largest army in history, and was the recently formed Perseus King Court, in its largest mission. Ah Si Ming could not be blamed for being worried, he had never commanded in such a large scale war before.
Furthermore, it was facing against Mu Zhi Xia's Wei Ye Guan Continent.
The Savage Continent had no lack of proud and arrogant people, but from the beginning, the Wei Ye Guan Continent had always stood tall and imposing, like scalding hot soup, firmly guarding the major road into the Honorable Martial Continent. Ever since Mu Zhi Xia garrisoned in the Wei Ye Guan Continent, no one had ever broken through before.
Mu Zhi Xia was able to hold the Wei Ye Guan Continent firmly and at the same time infiltrate the Savage Continent not because he was an amiable person, but because he was strong. The Savage Continent worshipped the strong, and believed that the bigger fist was the right one, otherwise, why would a small tribe be willing to take advice from him? Mu Zhi Xia became the strongest outsider to thw Savage Continent, although very few people knew of his military successes, but no one had ever heard of Mu Zhi Xia losing to someone else.
People like Ah Si Ming had more knowledge on such matters, and were more clear about how terrifying Mu Zhi Xia was.
Ah Si Ming did not understand why the Queen would have the intent of attacking the Wei Ye Guan Continent. If not for his utmost trust in the Queen, he would have thought that there was a hidden motive behind.
Tie Ji objected his views: "As long as we accomplish what the Queen wants. The Queen definitely has some plan, or do you think that we are even more powerful than her?"
Ah Si Ming thought for a moment, then shook his head: "How can you say that? The Queen is our Goddess of War, she is undefeatable. Mu Zhi Xia is truly unlucky this time."
He was rejoicing in Mu Zhi Xia's calamity, most of the powerhouses in the Savage Continent did not have good feelings towards Mu Zhi Xia. Mu Zhi Xia had intentions on the Savage Continent and might be able to cheat the smaller tribes, but the local powerhouses would not take him in at all.
Mu Zhi Xia had secretly tried to contact a few of the powerhouses, but despite his strength and caution, he had never succeeded.
To Tie Ji and Ah Si Ming, it was a pity for him to encounter the Queen.
To Ah Si Ming, the person who could definitely defeat Mu Zhi Xia in Savage Continent was the Queen. Although to him, the Queen had no need to be anxious about it as she still had plenty of time after unifying Savage Continent. But of course, since the Queen had already decided to do so, Ah Si Ming would not refuse.
"Whether Mu Zhi Xia is unlucky or not, I do not know." Tie Ji shook his head, but in the blink of the eye, his smile became even wider: "But I know for sure that the Honorable Martial Continent is out of luck this time, furthermore, they will have to bleed for it!"
~Tie Ji definitely knows something~, but Ah Si Ming did not ask further.
The Queen disregarded her personal safety and ran to the Honorable Martial Continent, obviously having intentions to do something there.
This hatred towards the Honorable Martial Continent made Ah Si Ming extremely happy, he felt that the Queen was displaying heroism and strength. ~The Queen is definitely not just satisfied with unifying the Savage Continent, now that she has set her eyes on the Honorable Martial Continent, she truly has the heart of an overlord.~
When the vast army appeared in the region near the Wei Ye Guan Continent, the soldiers garrisoned there were completely stupefied.
The Honorable Martial Continent was shocked, Temple was shocked.
Countless of emergency pleas for help caused Temple to fall into panic. The Clan Elders did their most to suppress the anxiousness and panic in their hearts, forcing themselves to talk cheerfully and wittily, speaking dry jokes and pulling exaggerated smiles. But their pale white faces, dark eye bags and sluggish footsteps betrayed their expressions, their lost eyes made their ruse look so much like a joke.
Temple had never fallen into such a predicament at all.
The front lines were steadily losing their ground, Gou Cheng WenDao's plea for reinforcements came nearly thrice a day. Qiu Xu Hua had encountered heavy losses, and Mo Xin's location was unknown.
Furthermore, the Savage Continent's large army had appeared outside of the Wei Ye Guan Continent.
This pushed the clan elders, whose mental states were already on the brink of collapsing even further, to the point that they were about to cry.
~Since when did the simple Savage Continent join in on the action?~
The Honorable Martial Continent had intentions on the Savage Continent, otherwise, they would not have persevered with the mission on infiltrating the Savage Continent. But that did not mean that the Honorable Martial Continent dared to provoke the Savage Continent, even though they always spoke of the Savage Continent in disdain, in their hearts, they were extremely clear of their horrific strength.
The Savage Continent was like a large hornet nest, whoever provoked it was bound to die.
The countless skeletons belonging to the ambitious people in the Savage Continent proved this point.
The only thing that made the Honorable Martial Continent more at ease was that the Savage Continent had never sought to expand their continent in history, as all of their efforts were always in their internal strife. The Savage Continent's history did not seem to have a break in the messy and chaotic wars. This was why the Savage Continent had never been unified as a whole before.
But, the Savage Continent that never took the initiative to expand, actually had a massive scale army that appeared outside of the Wei Ye Guan Continent.
Many of the clan elders could not help but recall a portion of report that Mu Zhi Xia had sent previously, with regards to a lady, a Goddess of War. Mu Zhi Xia had claimed that she had built up the Perseus King Court, and was probably able to unify Savage Continent. At that time, all of them snorted their noses upon reading the report. ~Unifying the Savage Continent? This has never been done for over ten thousand years, and a woman actually did it? What joke is he playing at!~ If the report was not sent by Mu Zhi Xia, who held an esteemed position, the clan elders would had already ordered for a punishment.
Suddenly, when many of the clan elders remembered this report, a cold chill formed in their hearts.
~Could it be…..could it be that the report was real?~
Everyone started to worry, in the few decades of infiltration, the Honorable Martial Continent had a deeper understanding towards the Savage Continent than in the past. The reason why the Savage Continent never posed a threat to the Honorable Martial Continent was because they lacked a leader.
The group of savages only lacked a leader!
To the Honorable Martial Continent, if they were to have a leader, it would be a nightmare.
And finally, the nightmare was being realized right in front of their eyes.
"Where is Master Mu Zhi Xia? Why hasn't anyone received news from Master Mu Zhi Xia?" One of the clan elder asked.
His question aroused the attention of the other clan elders, all of their eyes settled on Sacred Son Charles. That's right, in such a critical situation with a large army posing a threat, Temple actually did not receive a word from Master Mu Zhi Xia.
In such a dangerous time, only a Great General like Mu Zhi Xia could give them security.
Charles face was extremely ugly, he forced out a smile: "Master Mu Zhi Xia has not returned."
The clan elders flew into an uproar, all of them had faces of disbelief, they all thought that they had misheard. With the threat of an enemy army, the great general that was supposed to defend them was not present!
That was why the clan elders were reacting in such a way. Mu Zhi Xia had a high prestige, his accomplishments were known amongst all of them, and his decades of cautious and conscientious hard work made him a model among many generals in the Honorable Martial Continent .
How could negligence ever be linked to him?
Instead, Charles was the only calm one, as he smiled: "He is now in the Savage Continent with the mission to kill the Perseus Queen, we must have confidence in him."
Instantly, all of the clan elders revealed looks of enlightenment, ~So that's why, how can Master Mu Zhi Xia ever neglect his work!~
All of the worries amongst the clan elders were eased. As for the clan elders who had previously seen the report, they were praising him, ~As expected of Master Mu Zhi Xia, he is able to see the most important of details.~ They had all forgotten about the time when they had snorted at the report given by him.
The atmosphere immediately eased up, they believed that with Mu Zhi Xia handling the situation, there was nothing to be afraid of.
No one doubted that Mu Zhi Xia would fail.
"I am the same with everyone here, all of us have confidence in Master Mu Zhi Xia. But, I have a piece of bad news to inform everyone." Charles expression turned serious, where the clan elder standing closest to him noticed him clenching his fists tightly to the point that his nails were white.
The clan elders quietened down, all of them looking at Sacred Son Charles in surprise. To their impression, Sacred Son Charles had always been elegant and graceful, and never ruffled. They had never seen him so serious and anxious.
Everyone started to have a bad premonition in their minds.
"We have just received news."
Charles spoke softly, with a trace of sadness and panic as he looked at everyone.
They were in dead silence, the bad feeling in the clan elders' hearts grew stronger and stronger, the relaxed atmosphere a moment ago had become tensed again.
"Collin died in battle, his entire army was annihilated. Collin's army encountered an enemy ambush, the fleet…." Collin stopped, he took a deep breath, as though he was trying to gather up some courage: "The entire army was destroyed."
Dead silence, as though there was no living person around.
The clan elders were stunned, they held onto their heads, the expressions on their faces remained frozen, their eyes were wide opened, like fish who accidentally swam out of water.
For ten full seconds, the entire place did not make a sound.
"It is unfortunate. This was the latest news we received." Charles face was pale white: "The enemy refurbished the Honorable Martial's Roar and created an Ultimate Army Warship which is extremely powerful. That was how Oliver's fleet was defeated. As for Collin's army, we have no concrete details as of yet. The enemy cut off the Star Door between the Desolate Continent and the White Fields Continent, so no one from Collin's Army have made it out."
Countless of exclamations came out together, when the palace suddenly exploded, the roar causing everybody's mind to go numb.
"Temple is at its most critical moment."
Right at that moment, a low pitched voice sounded out from behind Charles, instantly suppressing all the hoorah. An imposing and holy aura instantly enveloped the entire place, as though a God had descended. A figure clad in gold light slowly walked out.
"Great Clan Elder!"
All of the clan elders awoke from their stupor, the panic on their faces had disappeared, replaced with respect and revere, all of them lowered their heads and bowed down.
Wherever the Great Clan Elder passed, the golden Holy Flame would flow on the ground, the Honorable Martial Palace rumbled as radiant energy started to fall from the sky.
Under the power of a god, no one could stand!
Everyone on sight immediately knelt down on the ground, their entire bodies trembling incessantly, whether it was from excitement or fear, no one knew.
The dignified and indifferent voice resonated out through the entire Honorable Martial Palace like thunder.
"Let's go, to strike the Holy Bell."
Chapter 881 - Holy Bell
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
When Tang Tian received the news regarding the outcome of the battles in the Desolate Continent and the White Fields Continent, he and his God Armor Army was already far away from White Fields Continent.
"Well done!" Tang Tian's mood was rather good.
Regardless of Du Ke or Nie Qiu, their performances had exceeded Tang Tian's expectations. Tang Tian did not have much worries regarding Du Ke's side. They had cleaned up the Desolate Continent, thinning the energy in the continent, and making it suitable for Du Ke's Sin Domain Army. Even if the army could not be unleashed, Du Ke's perverse individual strength was enough to bring a huge trouble to the enemy. Furthermore, behind the stronghold was the Sin Domain. With Du Ke's prestige in the Sin Domain, he could easily mobilize the entire Sin Domain.
In Tang Tian's speculation, even if Du Ke was unable to defeat the enemy, it would not be a problem for him to delay the enemy. But Tang Tian did not expect that not only would Du Ke win, but obtain such a huge win, Collin's entire army was destroyed!
It was definitely not easy to do that.
If Du Ke's victory made Tang Tian have the motion to evaluate the Sin Domain Army again, then the Honorable Martial's Roar was truly an unexpected happiness. A century old warship that was discarded like trash and a group of amateurs that had never controlled a warship before, with tactics that had never been tested before, actually achieved such a huge victory of destroying the enemy's fleet.
When Tang Tian saw this report, his chin almost dropped to the ground.
But very quickly, he became pleased.
~As expected of the subordinates of mine. See, with this influence of this godlike young man, everyone has become so powerful!"
~Yes, it must be because of me!~
Being beyond pleased, Tang Tian started to consider how the two victories would affect their plans. After thinking about it earnestly, Tang Tian quickly realized that the victories benefited their plan greatly.
~Temple must be having a huge headache now~ Tang Tian laughed, then started to move again.
Tang Tian would never have guessed that the two victories had impacted Temple beyond what he could ever imagine.
A trading ship flew steadily in the air with its Mace Fields Trading emblem on the side, the city below clearly visible. According to the plan, they would not stop in the city, but had to quickly head over to the gathering point. Upon thinking about the fact that he could meet Qian Hui soon, Tang Tian's heart was on fire.
~Oh man, seems like I need to do some training, Once I'm excited, I can't sleep.~
Tang Tian, who had long felt that his skin and muscles were extremely thick, correction, with his bronze skin, steel bones and strong psychological state never thought that he would have trouble sleeping. ~Alright, to lose sleep over Qian Hui is not embarrassing at all, others don't even have the chance to do so.~
Tang Tian became pleased again.
Right at that moment, he suddenly felt something. He opened his eyes, revealing a cold glint.
His figure instantly disappeared from the boat.
Somehow at the same time, the others all rushed out of the trading ship.
When they rushed out, they were shocked by what they saw.
The energy above the entire city suddenly surged, as though an invisible hand was stirring it. Energy from all directions converged, releasing ripples after ripples, forming visible white light scars in the sky, which was formed by the radiant energy rubbing against the air, showing how dense the radiant energy in the region was.
All of the warships, trading ships and transport ships in the air stopped, many rushed out with shocked expressions.
All the citizens inside the city had exited their homes, countless flew into the sky, the uniform thing being the same shocked faces.
By his side, Melissa covered her lips with her eyes opened wide, her face revealing the same shock. Johnson too, had a change in expression.
Tang Tian gasped, his gaze fixed onto the location where the energy was most concentrated.
Radiant energy surged towards the same location from everywhere, and producing a halo of white light. More and more energy surged, and the gigantic white halo light grew at an astonishing speed, in the blink of the eye, a gigantic bell appeared above the city.
Tang Tian expressed surprise, the majestic looking bell was completely constructed from radiant energy.
The loud chime sound resonated out across the entire land.
Tang Tian stared at the giant bell gloomily. It was his first time seeing such a technique, and the bell contained a lot of energy. If it were to explode, Tang Tian knew that half of the city would be razed.
The bell contained a unique energy undulation, which was able to transmit the energy. But what made Tang Tian interested was that when the bell unleashed the chime sound, the shockwave could continuously absorb energy around, continuously strengthening itself.
Tang Tian immediately understood what it was for.
It was an alarm technique. Not only could the bell sound keep on spreading, but it would become stronger, which meant that the bell could effortlessly alarm the entire continent.
It was an extremely interesting and useful technique.
Seeing that it was not for an attack, Tang Tian relaxed.
After the bell sounded out for three times, the giant bell disappeared, transforming into countless light dots that dissipated with the wind, falling from the sky like snow.
The people who were floating in the air all looked serious and worried. Beneath them, the city had become rowdy, countless of figures were soaring into the sky, forming many arcs as everyone flew into different directions.
"What's happening?" Tang Tian asked.
Melissa's face turned white, as though she had lost some of her spirit: "That was the Holy Bell!"
"Yes Master." Johnson carried out, his mental state was better than Melissa, and explained: "The Holy Bell is only rung when Temple is at its most critical period and in danger. When the Holy Bell is rung, all families are required to bring their local elites and head to Temple, to protect them. In the Honorable Martial Continent's early days, Temple had signed a pact with the various families. At that time, Temple was not as strong as it is today, and it required the support of many families. After that, Temple became stronger and stronger, thus they did not ring the bell. I never thought that Temple would actually use the Holy Bell again. Seems like Temple is being forced into a corner."
Johnson's words was filled with emotions, in his eyes, Temple was an extremely powerful being with unfathomable power and strong foundation.
Who would have known that Temple would actually sound the Holy Bell once more.
Tang Tian looked pensive, out of all of them, only he knew Temple's terrible situation. He, Qian Hui and Uncle Bing had discussed many times about how they had managed to stretch Temple's forces thin. But they only thought that Temple would recruit more manpower to build armies, and never expected Temple to use a Holy Bell.
To Tang Tian, the Holy Bell was almost similar to their trump card.
Tang Tian could not help but praise them in his heart, ~Seems like Temple has capable people. Instead of building new armies, they have come up with many countermeasures.~ Who would have thought that even before Tang Tian could fully expand on the plan, the enemy would had sensed danger and made use of the Holy Bell.
Melissa regained her composure and looked at Tang Tian. Johnson was the head of her protection, and naturally had more knowledge in terms of battles, but his train of thoughts were much simpler. On the other hand, Melissa was more profound, and suspected that Temple's ringing of the Holy Bell had to do with Tang Tian.
A trace of fear swept past her heart, the respect she had for Tang Tian grew even more, but very quickly, she became more excited. The current Mace Fields Trading was already bound together with Tang Tian, and they shared a common goal. Ignoring Mace Fields Trading' relative strength, even the Western Traders, the supposedly strongest trading organization, had to listen to Temple's back and call. The Western Traders was completely destroyed, and even implicated those around it. This had greatly affected Melissa. Temple would never listen to any excuse or reason, as long as there was any bit of connection, there could only be one ending for them.
It was too late for Mace Fields Trading to separate themselves from Tang Tian, they could only continue walking into the darkness, and naturally, Melissa hoped for Tang Tian to become stronger.
She chuckled: "Seems like Temple has encountered huge trouble. If it is not an emergency, Temple will definitely not sound the Holy Bell, as it is not that easily activated."
Hearing that, Tang Tian became curious: "Why is that?"
Melissa was from an aristocratic family, and naturally knew more than others, thus started to explain: "In that year, inside the pact between Temple and the various families, it was stated that upon Temple's activation of the Holy Bell, the various families must aid them. But it also states that upon being rung, if the various families are to help, all the spoils of wars would be given to the respective families, and Temple cannot get a share of it. For this, Temple had to sacrifice greatly. Temple has taken the Shang Continent, and obtained the pathway to Heaven's Road. If they did not ring the Holy Bell, this pathway would completely belong to Temple, and Temple did not need to share it with other families. But, now that Temple has rung the Holy Bell, that pathway doesn't belong to Temple anymore, but will belong to the various families."
Tang Tian was surprised: "How can Temple give up on the Shang Continent?"
Melissa did not reply, but spoke to herself in her mind, ~That will depend on what you're going to do to Temple, the way I see it, Temple was forced to ring the Holy Bell.~
Tang Tian did not believe that Temple would just give up on the Shang Continent, but he could not understand the ulterior motive behind it. Being unable to think about it, Tang Tian stopped. ~I have many intelligent friends, I can just ask Qian Hui or Uncle Bing.~
He then asked: "How many people can they gather?"
"I do not know." Melissa shook her head: "Temple hasn't rung the bell for a long time, it is hard to estimate how many people they can gather. But even the families with a bit of strength will be going. Just in case Temple will be giving out the remuneration, even if they have to strut around, they will all go."
Tang Tian suddenly noticed a problem: "What about the citizens? Are they being conscripted as well?"
"Citizens?" Melissa was surprised, but she immediately corrected him: "What can they use the citizens for? The wealth and power belongs to the large families, they are the true foundation of Temple's unification. All of those useless citizens hold no value, Temple will not care if they live or die."
Tang Tian did not approve of Melissa's viewpoint, his Major Ursa Constellation did not have any big families. But Temple's way of doing things made Tang Tian heave a sigh of relief instead.
But, he did not linger on this question further, but asked: "Is Mace Fields Trading inside the conscription?"
Melissa hesitated for a moment, then nodded: "Yes."
Tang Tian's eyes lit up.