Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 167 Prison Raid!
On the outside, the battle continued to rage on and things were not looking good for Iron Cloud. Three martial masters whose strength was far weaker were fighting outside with five others. However, they had already lost the moment the fight had begun.
“Bam!” A guard who was in the Iron Cloud uniform was palmed right in the chest. He immediately spat out blood as rolled on the ground like a ball. One of the men in black grinned as they gave chase. He purposely left him alive as kicked him multiple times just for the fun of it. The guard began to cry out in pain and cursed him in anger. All he was able to do was to endure the kicks as he wasn’t strong enough to defend himself.
The situation inside had somewhat stabilised and everyone heaved a sigh of relief. However, as they looked at the scene which unfolded outside, their emotions stirred within them.
A middle-aged individual dressed in plain clothes blocked the attackers and called out in anger, “Commander Li! You cannot open the door! This is an attempt to provoke you! The very instant that you open the door, you would have presented them with their opportunity! We aren’t afraid of dying. This prison is important and cannot be handed over.”
Although his speech was hasty his tone was strong. He looked like a hero as he had said this, fresh blood began to pour out from his body.
The soldiers inside looked anxiously at the brutal fighting which was happening outside. Their eyes on the verge of tears. One of them turned away and punched the wall in frustration as he cried out, “Good man!”
At this moment, the sound of footsteps rang out. The orderly Iron Cloud military had finally arrived.
A shout rang out. Five black-outfitted people at the wall flew up at the same time. Arrows began to rain down on the five of them. At that very instant, there was a person wielding a large sword began to fly in their directions. He then slashed all of the arrows and hollered, “Leave quickly! I will hold them off!”
Without turning back, the five jumped even higher. One of them punched the middle-aged man in anger and kicked the guard so hard that his body flew up into the air. Fresh blood spilled all over the ground.
Then all the men in black disappeared from the scene in a flash.
The military had finally surrounded the prison.
In the end, there were only three badly beaten bodies on the ground.
“Quick, let’s bring them in. Let’s see if we will still be able to save them!” Commander Li screamed at the top of his lungs.
The soldiers hastily laid down clothes as they carried the three injured men in. They were all unconscious and bleeding profusely… The door cracked open just slightly to allow for two people to squeeze through at once as the soldiers carried the injured in.
It was at that moment that misfortune presented itself!
The three men who were being carried in suddenly jumped up and began assaulting the soldiers as they slit their throats spilling blood all over.
Another one of them palmed the door, opening it to the fullest.
Bam…!!! The sound was so loud and fierce that the shock made the ears of the soldiers bled and their eyes blurry.
The three of them entered and killed everyone they encountered like crazed men.
“Quick… drop the heavy door!” Commander Li yelled out with regret. He had not expected for the enemy to use such unscrupulous methods in order to achieve their objective.
“Too late!” A middle-aged man in fine attire laughed. He ran past the door and, with his right hand, revealed a strange looking saber from behind his back. Then he jumped up and sliced a large hole in the metal net. The other two held the opposing ends as they began wrenching it open with all their might.
The metal net creaked open loudly as it ripped into two. Each of the halves was tossed at the advancing soldiers.
Loud screams rang out once again. Fifteen shadows suddenly appeared from the darkness and jumped into that large opening in the net.
It turns out that none of them had even left! This had been all part of their plan.
Furthermore, they had not shown their full strength earlier!
Commander Li glared with anger and rushed forth. However, his charge was stopped as he was sustained a kick in the chest by one of the intruders and flew out with his saber still in hand. A few yards out, his large body suddenly split into multiple pieces in midair.
“Third, take people with you to keep them back. I will go in with Second and have a look around!” One of the intruders shouted.
“Good!” A masked person with a short stature began to laugh loudly as he turned to block the entrance. Six others stood alongside him in a ‘V formation’ with their blades in hand.
This spot was by far the most narrow. Moreover, there was a bend which allowed for arrows to be easily avoided.
Iron Cloud military began to arrive and poured in.
The other twelve people divided themselves into two separate groups and went in.
The leader was by far the most brutal. In a short amount of time, he had managed to catch four to five guards. With each one, he asked only one question, “Where is your most recently captured prisoner being held?”
After he interrogated them and they did not answer, he would kill them and move on to another individual.
“In… in there… turn left… there will be a solitary cell… have mercy…”
When he got to the seventeenth person, he was finally able to make the person talk!
“Very good!” The person in black proceeded to slice off his head as he then spoke casually, “I shall repay you by letting you die a comfortable death!”
He then jumped out as fast as lightning and shouted, “Over here!”
The six who had been on the other side rushed towards them. Without wasting a single second, the twelve of them shot forth deep into the prison.
The number of obstructions along their path gradually began to increase. In addition to that, the cultivation of the guards they began to encounter was much stronger.
Although the twelve of them were beginning to grow weary, they were happy.
This was because they seemed to have found the right place!
“Be careful!” As they were rushing forward, a person in front called out loudly, and he suddenly jumped backward. It turned out that there was suddenly a large pit about two meters wide in front of them.
If he had jumped forward, he would have been able to make it. Whereas the others behind him would not have been so lucky. Therefore, instead of quickly running ahead, he backed up to warn his colleagues.
It was evident that everyone in Golden Horse Riders Department was in sync with one another.
Before he had landed, the two walls suddenly burst and a gooey liquid began to pour out of them.
“Oil?!” The Command Horse Ride leader cursed, “Everyone quick, jump over!”
All twelve of them immediately leaped forward and the very moment that they did, countless of torches were thrown in their direction. This resulted in an inferno bursting out from behind them. The heat from the flame was immense and they felt as though their backs were on fire!
In front of them were countless number of traps and obstacles. Oil was poured out from a various number of places which created a thick layer coating the ground.
Ahead, a Command Horse Rider shot out one palm and sent the oil flying as he desperately rushed in.
Suddenly, the three people in front went limp, almost falling to the ground. The ground looked so normal and; they had not expected for there to even be a trap!
The three of them were terrified. Fire shone brightly as they saw a set of clear footprints in the ground.Why was there a trap which had suddenly appeared? However, before they could even process what was going on, a body had fallen down into the trap.
They had fought their way through and despite having Great Master cultivation, it seemed as though they would have their last breath here. All of them ran out of energy even before their body was capable of replenishing it and before they could jump up, they had already fallen down into the trap!
The corridor was filled with a yellow smoke. There was a mournful cry which came from the traps, “there are so many poisons here… I have been poisoned, both of you can walk on me… Hurry!”
Apparently, that person had suffered from a highly toxic poison. His last words had been extremely laboured.
The yellow smoke began to flood in and the two men rushed forth with teary eyes. Below them, their colleague remained silent…
This poison was truly powerful!
Before they had even reached Number One, they already lost one person.
“There are poisons and even aphrodisiac in there!” One of the people in black called out in terror.
“Vile! King of Hell Chu, you are truly vile!” The eleven remaining intruders cursed aloud. If they were not injured, the poisons would not have been able to contaminate their blood. They would have still been able to use their martial power to stop the poisons and push the poisons back out.
However, this was not the case with aphrodisiac!
All of a sudden, one of the people in black “erected a tall tent.” His face reddened and his eyes were filled with lust.
Everyone had discovered that the cruelest thing here was not the poison, but rather the aphrodisiac! This was too tough to deal with! If they were intoxicated with aphrodisiac here, how would they be able to deal with it?
With an erection, where would they be able to go? Their blood would be boiling.
“Hang on a little longer, we will rescue Number One soon!” The Command Horse Rider leader tried to control his rising “excitement” as he carried his bulginess and rushed forward. However, at the same time, his eyes were unconsciously searching the entire prison. Why aren’t there any female prisoners…???
Smoke gradually grew thicker and thicker…
Within ten meters all around them, there were many traps all of which had sprung at least a dozen times. Worse of all, each of these traps was extremely cruel and hard to detect!
The concentration of traps which had been hidden all over the place caused the two Command Horse Riders to curse to no end. Whoever set up these traps was a vile and cunning master! We’re going rip this scoundrel to pieces!
These are traps? They seemed more like a collection of the vilest and cruel thoughts in the world, yet ten thousand times more shameless…
The “benefit” of the aphrodisiac began to manifest itself…