Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 169 How Could This Be?!
“Hahaha…” The Hei Mo Revered Martial Artist began to laugh hysterically. He had originally been doubtful of the mission assigned to him. Never would he have imagined that he would be able to attack two ninth grade Revered Martial Artists who were a grade higher than him. In addition to that, he also managed to cause serious injuries to the seven other Revered Martial Artists!
Never had he dared to even dream of such glorious achievements.
Upon seeing the remaining ninth grade Revered Martial Artist rushing towards him, the Hei Mo Revered Martial Artist simply laughed and greeted him without any form of hesitation.
At that moment, he suddenly felt as though his legs were being held tightly. As he looked back, he discovered that two fallen Revered Martial Artists were holding onto them tightly. In addition, they were fiercely biting into his thighs with a crazed look in their eyes! The remaining others were busy holding on to their crotch with one hand while beating him with the other…
While he had managed land direct hits on his two opponents, it was still two against one. This resulted in his power being inevitably distributed. Moreover, the two Revered Martial Artists from Golden Horse Riders Department were one grade above him. In a normal case, they would have been able to make him faint from fear. But at that moment, being under the influence of the aphrodisiac, they were unable to demonstrate their full power.
Both his palms were unable to knock out these two Revered Martial Artists! Therefore, now both of them were able to return the favour and make him feel the pain that they felt.
“Aaah…!!!” The Hei Mo master screamed in pain; his voice resonating throughout the entire area, as an echo was heard.
While he was screaming, his two hands continued to fight, his movements still as fast as lightning.
“Third… please hurry… We can’t hold on for much longer…” One of the Command Horse Riders of Golden Horse Riders Department was showering the Hei Mo Masters with blows. As time passed, his consciousness began to gradually fade and he cried out, “Hurry! Third… hurry…”
“Eldest martial brother! Second elder martial brother!” Tears poured out of Third’s eyes like rain.
On the outside, battle cries rose up. A new wave of aggression had just begun.
The Third of Golden Horse Riders suddenly let out a loud roar and grabbed a spear. He cleared a path like a ravaged animal as he ran towards his two dying martial brothers, “Let’s break out together!”
On the inside, the masters who had been guarding the cells rushed out.
The seven Martial Great Masters who had been seriously injured made a conscious decision to place their lives on the line in order to stop the advancement of these guards.
The most important item which was associated with their masculinity had been decimated by the eighth grade Revered Martial Artist. As far as they were concerned, their future had lost all meaning.
Therefore, they chose to stay back and sacrifice themselves!
The rest of the people from Golden Horse Riders Department were in tears as they let out a loud cry before rushing out… They arrived with nineteen people but were now left with only nine! Even the two Command Horse Riders chose to stay behind.
Never could they have predicted such a tragic defeat!
At the entrance of the prison, the two Command Horse Riders used their very last breath in order to stop the Hei Mo Master. This crazed fight had resulted in the Hei Mo master’s white bone being exposed from all of the biting…
The three of them were crying in pain. Flesh and blood began to spray all around like rain. This tragic scene would have made anyone shed tears of compassion. Consequently, the three of them took their last breaths all at the same time.
There was also the seven Martial Great Masters who were severely injured. After fighting for a while, they were chopped apart by blades and died. However, since they already suffered from serious injuries, they barely had any energy left to fight back. Their strength was only about thirty percent of what they normally had. They were already satisfied with the fact that they had been able to hold back the enemies for as long as they did.
One glance of the blood and flesh which was splattered on the ground would render even the bravest of men speechless.
If it wasn’t for the traps, these Revered Martial Artists would have managed to successful rescue one or two people and escaped easily!
Not only were the members of Golden Horse Riders Department powerful, they were also fearsome and fearless. After today’s encounter with them, everyone was finally able to understand how powerful the Golden Horse Riders were!
The opponent’s manpower was at least a dozen times more than that of Bu Tian Pavilion. In fact, with soldiers numbering at a few hundred times of Bu Tian Pavilion’s soldiers, they only manage to take down ten enemies.
The prison had many martial masters, almost too many to count. Yet their opponent was able to make a large commotion before leaving. This was far too shameful and therefore, they began to give chase in anger.
Right after that, all of Iron Cloud Citadel was in an uproar. Soldiers were searching everywhere for the intruders, upsetting the peace of the night.
There had been a large flaw in Chu Yang’s plan. If not for that, none of the martial masters of Golden Horse Riders Department would have been able to escape.
However, the failure was not because of Chu Yang’s decision. This was because when Chu Yang and the Hei Mo Saber King discussed everything, they reached a conclusion. The Hei Mo people were supposed to assist and kill all of the people of Golden Horse Riders Department.
At that point in time, the Saber King had complied happily. However, he had underestimated the arrogance held by the Revered Martial Artists within his clan. Why would they follow the orders of a secular state’s official? Who did he think he was? Plus, if they had done what they were told to do, wouldn’t that make them nothing more than lackeys?
Therefore, while their leader gave the order, they had dawdled for two days. It was within those two days that these events occurred.
Not only were the Hei Mo people unable to keep the enemies from leaving, they had also caused an eighth grade Revered Martial Artist to die in battle.
After his subordinates took off, Kong Shang Xin headed towards the Heaven Reaching Tower which was situated in Iron Cloud Citadel in order to catch a glimpse of the scene at night. To the average passersby, he looked truly majestic.
Three ninth grade Revered Martial Artist leaders and along with more than a dozen high ranking Martial Great Masters, while not invincible, were certainly hard to stop. King level leader Kong had believed that any force capable of stopping them would not appear in Iron Cloud Citadel!
And even if such a force appeared, it would not be working for the royal court.
Therefore, King level leader Kong felt very assured as he waited for the good news while relaxing at Heaven Reaching Tower.
The very moment that the citadel had an uproar, there was a quiet and knowing smile on King level leader Kong’s face. His eyes were like that of a hawk, filled with contempt as he looked in the direction of the mobilizing soldiers in the citadel. His gaze was proud and arrogant!
You bugs want to keep my people?
What a joke!
If they were to face each other in the open battlefield, his people would, without a doubt, reduce the soldiers of Iron Cloud to dust.
However, they were within the citadel and any trees or even building structures would make a great stage for his people to make their move.
Normal soldiers who were fighting against martial masters would not stand a single chance. Moreover, they were fighting in such complicated terrain!
Hence the more chaotic the situation, the better it would be. Moreover, another such solution would be to put all of the citizens in the citadel into total panic. Then, Tie Bu Tian and King of Hell Chu would be left without any choice but to make an appearance, placing their lives completely into their hands.
Of course assassinating Tie Bu Tian was not an easy thing. There were always two extremely powerful guards next to him. But there were no such people next to King of Hell Chu!
With his skill, he could easily kill King of Hell Chu and immediately escape. By that time, there would be no one in Lower Three Heavens capable of hunting him down.
A short time after, the citadel was in a complete uproar. Soldiers everywhere were mobilized and the entire citadel was lit up brightly.
Moreover, there were shadowy figures appearing in droves. Every brothel customer was being carefully checked; even civilians’ homes were searched.
“It seems they have successfully withdrawn.” Kong Shang Xin smiled in satisfaction and disappeared in a flash.
The moment the King level leader Kong returned to their rendezvous point, the scene that greeted him filled him with rage. “What happened? Are you still martial artists? Shameless!” He roared with anger.
In contrast to a few subordinates standing quietly outside, there were panting and moaning sounds coming from inside the room… Kong Shang Xin opened the door and discovered bodies coiled up against one another like worms!
Moreover, apart from his subordinates, there were also a group of women in heavy makeup…
“We robbed a few brothels… just to find these women… but they are all of the lowest grade.” A Command Horse Rider who stood outside said with a sad voice, “Currently, all the brothels in Iron Cloud Citadel are closed. The only women whom we could find were cheap prostitutes who made a living working in the slums…”
The Command Horse Rider understood why King level leader Kong was so angry. In the continents of Nine Heavens, robbery was not considered a major crime, but this kind of sexual behavior was looked down upon by the world!
This was a matter of morals in Nine Heavens!
“Brothel? Lowest rank?” Kong Shang Xin felt dizzy and smacked the Command Horse Rider on the face, “You brought them here? And the cheapest ones, too?”
“They fell for King of Hell Chu’s traps… and inhaled a large amount of aphrodisiac…” The Command Horse Rider explained in a low voice. He did not dare to even notice that slap on the face and acted as if he had never even been smacked, “Even the brothels are all closed; I am afraid King of Hell Chu had ordered…”
“Aphrodisiac…” Kong Shang Xin ground his teeth and said, “Bastard! King of Hell Chu, you are a lowlife!”
Unable to look at the situation, he walked out and closed the door. After gazing towards the outside for a while, he asked, “Where are the rest?”
“They’re dead.” The Command Horse Rider remained stiff as tears ran down his face, “Dead; they’re all dead…”
“What?” Kong Shang Xin was horrified. He felt as if his whole world was spinning; he staggered, barely able to stand. He grabbed his subordinate’s shoulders and asked, “What happened?”
“Number One was not in the prison; it was just a trap. Moreover, it was filled with danger; poisons and aphrodisiac were everywhere. Plus, they had an eighth grade Revered Martial Artist pretending to be Number One…”
The Command Horse Rider was lost as he continued, “Eldest martial brother and second elder martial brother both fell for the traps and were under the influence of aphrodisiac. In the end, they even carried the guy pretending to be Number One out. When they were unaware, he attacked them…”
He plopped on the ground and held his hands to his face. Tears poured like rain between the cracks of his fingers, “Eight other martial brothers died in there as well…”
“How could this be? How could this be?” Kong Shang Xin stood stupefied. At that moment, his tall stature seemed to droop a little. He continued to mutter to himself, “How could this be…”
“Sir! Sir! You must avenge our brothers…” A big man who had been standing next to him suddenly burst out in tears. There were still many wounds on his body and some of them were still bleeding, but he did not bother to wrap them up and left them bleeding.
“Sir! You must avenge our brothers.” The remaining survivors suddenly knelt on the ground and called out in unison.
“King of Hell Chu! King of Hell Chu!” Kong Shang Xin’s hands became two clenched fists; he ground his teeth and roared, “If I don’t kill you, I am not human! If I don’t kill you, may the heavens destroy me!”