Chapter 885 - Forbidden Hoop
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Claudia's eyes were sinister as killing intent surged from her heart.
She did not even put Melissa in her eyes, no one could stop the Mace Field Tradings decline. Regardless of her using her ship to suppress the other party, or openly ridiculing Melissa, she did everything unbridledly. She did not even truly place the Iron Mask Army in her eyes. Elizabeth Tradings had many elite armies under their belt, so what was one Iron Mask Army to them? Could an army of a hundred men pose a threat to Elizabeth Tradings? What a joke!
Her "interest" towards the Iron Mask Army was just a pretense. She wanted to leave a mark on Melissa, to be betrayed by her trump card, she wanted to feel that joy!
She was extremely confident of her own charms, compared to directly ridiculing Melissa, she enjoyed playing with Melissa more.
But…..the Iron Mask Army actually challenged her, to ask what qualifications she had to recruit them!
Claudia felt as though she had received a tight slap to her face, furthermore, it was right in front of Melissa! To her, the Iron Mask Army was intentionally playing with her all along, and it had been a trap right from the start.
Upon thinking about how she was the one to look like the fool, she was so furious her entire body started trembling.
~When have I ever been disgraced to such a point? This is unforgivable!~
In her rage, Claudia so badly wanted to see them beaten up, and did not care even if she had to engage in a full blown battle with Mace Field Tradings. ~What's Mace Field Tradings worth even? A business entity that doesn't even have a gold grade warship, they are not worthy to have their wealth.~
~Damn the Holy Bell Prohibitions!~
If not for the bans, she would never let any one of them go, and would kill all of them!
She clenched her fists tightly, she had already decided, even if they could not be killed, she would never let them go.
But, she started to laugh, and gradually loosened her fists. ~These idiots, don't they know that in front of absolute strength, all of their methods are useless, and will only make it worse for themselves?~
For the sake of supporting Temple, Elizabeth Tradings had dispatched all of their elites, and the entire warship held all of them, true blue elites. ~Wouldn't it be easy
for them to handle a mere dilapidated trading ship? I just have to wait for a while, and my bodyguards will be able to bring these damned people in front of me.~
~At that time, I want to enjoy seeing them kneel and beg for mercy.~
Claudia's eyes landed on one person, ~Even Hank who doesn't usually make a move, can't resist to take action, this is truly exciting!~
Tang Tian was startled, he felt that everything was going too fast, he was just in a daze previously.
But with regards to battle, he had never retreated before, furthermore, to actually act so unbridled in front of him, they were truly sick of living.
"Break their legs, and slap every single person's mouth 50 times."
Tang Tian repeated Claudia's order, and then his body flickered as he disappeared and rushed straight for Claudia. To win the bandits, start with the bandit Head, he did not like Claudia, so he decided to capture her first. Furthermore, Tang Tian had an interest in her gold grade warship.
In a flash, he was already in midair.
But, he quickly realized that other people were eyeing on him. A small group of guards appeared before him.
These guards were clearly dressed differently from the others, all of them in black. Their eyes were cold and gloomy, and without even saying a word, they separated, revealing their violent temperaments. The biggest sized man, presumably the leader, was expressionless, with a look as if he did not have sufficient sleep, his eyes were bloodshot and wide open, lookin around with his fearsome glare causing others to be alarmed.
Tang Tian was surprised, his gaze swept through the guards, and immediately noticed their formation.
~Seems like a miniature war formation…..interesting.~
Tang Tian laughed, and before his smile even disappeared, he made his move, his toes unleashed strength and he shot forward, leaving afterimages behind him. Like a lightning bolt, he immediately plunged dead center into the group.
Hank was Claudia's head bodyguard, and hardly had to take action. Claudia's father extremely adored her and spoiled her, thus all of her bodyguards were extremely powerful, every single one of them recruited by spending a large sum of money. In any usual cases, a few of the bodyguards could resolve the situation, and they never needed Hank to take action.
But this time, Hank had initiated the move.
It was not because of Claudia's anger, Hank's position was extremely high, he only
only needed to ensure Claudia's safety, and had no responsibility or obligations towards Claudia's mood. At the start, he was also having fun watching the show, to his own young miss' foolish actions, he simply laughed it off, not taking it to heart. But for the consideration of safety, he was used to observing the other party.
When his eyes landed on Tang Tian, he suddenly sensed a whiff of danger.
When he scrutinized him further, he could not find anything, as though the sense of danger was a mistake.
Not only did Hank not relax, but he became even more cautious. He knew that the sense of danger was definitely no fluke, he believed in his own intuition. This made him extremely cautious, and when Claudia ordered for them to take action, he hesitated for a second, but still decided to initiate the move.
Hank's initiation made the other guards excited.
~Boss Hank is personally fighting, that is a rare event, could it be that the other party is truly powerful?~
When Hank reminded them to prepare for their formation, they became even more excited. In the Sacred Saint Galaxy where armies meant power, tactics, formations and synchronization, all of these were taught and imparted to everybody from a very young age, and everyone had to be extremely familiar with them. But yet, an army formation was not easy to be used in a protection unit. Bodyguards emphasized more on individual strength, but their formation had been specially designed by Hank, and it became even more versatile.
But, although they had trained in their formation for a long time, they never had the opportunity to use it. They were all strong individuals and had plenty of past experiences, therefore no one dared to provoke the Elizabeth Tradings.
If it was not for Hank's reputation amongst the bodyguards, they would never had trained in the formation.
Everyone became excited as they had a long anticipation towards finally being able to use the formation that they had trained for so long.
They did not have any idea of how powerful the formation would be. But, did they even need to use it? Only when Hank brought them to surround Tang Tian, did they realize that the opponent they were facing was him. Before, when they saw how the others were so loyal towards Tang Tian, they knew that this seemingly ordinary person was the leader of the Iron Mask Army.
~Alright, the leader of the Iron Mask Army should be worthy for us to use
to use the formation.~
Although many of them felt that Boss Hank was making a big fuss out of a small problem, but they still went according to their training without hesitation.
Tang Tian's reaction quickly scared them, in the blink of the eye, he had already rushed up in front of them.
Tang Tian's body was inclined forward with both hands protecting his head, his upper body was curled up, like a wild beast burrowing its head down and sprinting.
The guard right in front of Tang Tian only felt his vision distorting slightly. His face changed, it was a vision formed from the atmosphere being stirred, which meant that the enemy's speed was actually fast to a horrifying level!
Without even thinking, he had both hands protecting his chest as he fervently transferred all the energy to his arms, producing a light energy barrier that protected him.
Tang Tian's afterimages collided into the energy barrier head on.
A clear and crisp shattering sound came out, the guard felt as though he was smashed by a thousand catty heavy hammer right in the chest.
He groaned, blood oozing out from the corner of his mouth as he was instantly flung out,.
The other guards were shocked, they initially felt that Hank was making a big fuss, until they realized they had met a strong opponent. In that instant, another guard had took up the injured guard's position.
A circular light hoop flew out from Hank's hand, while the rest all shot out bullets of light simultaneously, causing an invisible shockwave to disperse, and the light hoop violently expanded.
~Huh?~ Tang Tian revealed a look of surprise, ~Energy synchronization undulation!~
If it was as he suspected, Tang Tian would be even more interested, an extremely perfect energy synchronization, furthermore, it was somewhat different from an army's energy synchronization.
Tang Tian felt as though he was plunged into a swamp, the air around him suddenly congealed, and his movements became extremely delayed and sluggish. What surprised him further was that the energy around him also became extremely viscous. It was Tang Tian's first time encountering such a situation, his Godfist could distort the laws in a specific area, and from there he could produce a freezing effect in that space. But the formation formed by the group of people in front of him was different, not only could their formation change the density of the air around them, they could reduce the activity of energy in the area.
~What a powerful technique!~ Tang Tian could not help but praised them inwardly.
One had to know, that if a Sacred Saint Galaxy martial artist was in such a situation, he would lose his fighting ability in that moment. The energy in the surroundings was isolated, and the energy within the hoop became uncontrollable, a Sacred Saint Galaxy martial artist's fighting strength would plummet, adding that the air around had become shackles, he could only wait to be captured.
Hank had absolute confidence in the formation that he designed, it was called the Forbidden Hoop, which was a martial technique that Hank gained enlightenment on. But he quickly realized that a person's individual strength was insufficient to unleash the power of Forbidden Hoop, and thus designed it as a formation used by a group of around 10 people.
But very quickly, his face changed again. He felt as if they were shackling down an inexhaustible wild beast, the other party was struggling with all of his might, causing a horrifying power to continuously assault the Forbidden Hoop. If he alone was up against such a force, his Forbidden Hoop would have long shattered.
"Is he still human? What kind of strength does he have!" One of the guards exclaimed.
The rest all became serious, they continued to increase the energy undulations, while still maintaining a perfect synchronization. The Forbidden Hoop's light aura became brighter and brighter, the light so dense that it was becoming tangible.
The strength of the Forbidden Hoop continued to increase, every single person did not dare to hold back. The Iron Mask Leader inside the Forbidden Hoop was like a berserk wild beast that was chained up, gradually being calmed down. One could tell from his trembling body that he had not given up, but it was due to the excessive power of the Forbidden Hoop that had suppressed him.
Hank and the other guards were drenched from perspiration that instantly became vapor even before it could flow.
The light hoop above shot down a light pillar that enveloped Tang Tian. Inside the light pillar, Tang TIan was like an insect stuck in a flame, unable to move.
Sensing that the enemy had been firmly locked, Hank heaved a sigh of relief. Once the forbidden Hoop was completed, it would continue to absorb the energy from the air around and become more and more secure.
Only then did Hank have the time to observe the rest of the people.
What he saw stunned him instantly.