Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 192 Trapping King Level Leaders!
All of a sudden, Kong Shang Xin stretched out his arms and at the same time, the blade which had shocked the Lower Three Heavens and sent the Middle Three Heavens into a frenzy appeared in his right hand. With a swoosh, a large circle appeared on the top of his head!
The wall that was turning soft immediately fell away.
With a loud bang, everything crashed down! Kong Shang Xin’s frail body vanished as it turned into a beam of light the moment he jumped up!
The first person to rush out would receive the brunt of the force from the enemies’ attack! This person would face the most danger!
Kong Shang Xin had used others for his own gain his entire life and today was the very first time in which he had voluntarily used himself to open up an escape path.
He used his body to cover his brothers!
The entire surface collapse, filling the yard with water. Because of this, everyone stood still, watching from a distance. The other soldiers were still focusing on transporting water over.
The sudden collapse revealed a large space, and startled everyone…
At that moment, a thin shadow in black holding s shining saber shot out from beneath the ground like a demon. As he stood in the middle of the enormous puddle, his sharp eyes shined like flashing lights in the darkness of the night.
His entire body was covered in mud as he stood waist-deep in water. Even though only his upper body was exposed, his entire figure began to emit a vicious aura as like a lion which had been cornered! It showed its indomitable fighting spirit!
The water underneath him flowed back violently and the force darkened the water almost making it look as if he was a demon who was rising from the depths of the earth!
The sound of drums rose as another seven men appeared next to this mysterious looking individual. There were only eight individuals facing a formidable army which surrounded them in all directions. Their faces were stoic and there wasn’t a single trace of fear written on their faces. They had an aura which emitted an aggression which had never been felt before!
In the distance, Chu Yang’s pupils suddenly contracted as he squinted his eyes.
They have finally revealed themselves!
The two King level leaders are indeed here! The information was correct!
Cheng Zi Ang let out an angry roar and wanted to dive in, leading the charge. However, Chu Yang immediately waved his arm to stop him.
“May I ask which of the two Golden Horse Riders Department’s King level leaders are we facing?” Chu Yang asked casually.
Kong Shang Xin looked at Chu Yang from a distance; after staring for a long time, he finally smiled and asked, “Are you King of Hell Chu?”
Chu Yang said with a veil over his face, “Yes. With two King level leaders here, dare I claim the title King of Hell?”
“You are absolutely worthy!” Kong Shang Xin’s gaze fell upon Chu Yang’s face but continued not to show any form of emotion. This made Chu Yang feel as though he was being pierced by a thousand needles. “I had once made my mark in the Middle Three Heavens. Even though four clans joined forces, they were unable to force me into a corner! However, you have! Impressive!”
“King of Hell Chu, you are indeed crafty! Your strategies are good!” Kong Shang Xin stared at Chu Yang for a while before sighing. These word of praises revealed the complexity of his emotions that he felt inside.
After seeing the real King of Hell Chu, Kong Shang Xin finally understood why he fell for this guy’s trap. Looking at his aura, he was no more powerful than a Martial Master. Between him and Yin Wu Fa, there had been three Ministers; there was no doubt in his mind. It was definitely the King of Hell Chu’s schemes which had brought misfortune upon them!
Just as Diwu Qing Rou said, he used powerful people from the Middle Three Heavens clans! It is infuriating enough that I was outplayed by him. Moreover, it is not until we have reached the end of our ropes that we finally realized the truth. However, it is already far too late.
“I dare not receive such compliment!” Chu Yang said ceremoniously, “May I ask if you are Sad Saber King Kong Shang Xin?”
“Who I am is no longer important!” Kong Shang Xin chuckled as he shook his head. He took a wide view of the entire army in all four directions. He said with a hint of mockery, “It seems that you think too highly of me… There about fifty thousand people in total?”
“You think too lightly of yourself.” Chu Yang said casually, “In order to keep you here, the number of archers which I have to mobilize is fifteen thousand!”
Chu Yang’s sharp eyes looked at Kong Shang Xin, “There are already more than one third of the archers in Iron Cloud Citadel here! And more of them continue to come!”
Kong Shang Xin laughed and said, “Fifteen thousand archers! That in itself is enough to completely dominate the entire battlefield already! If I die, it shall be a glorious death!”
Chu Yang said casually, “Currently, the radius of several miles has turned into a metal drum! In the center of the city, all of the guards are on high alert! And all the gates of the citadel are being tightly watched. Moreover, this place is a little too far from the gates.”
He looked Kong Shang Xin pitifully, “You have reached the end of your road!”
“Are you telling me to surrender?” Kong Shang Xin laughed loudly and said with an icy gaze, “If so, then you have underestimated me and Golden Horse Riders Department!”
“Definitely not.” Chu Yang said respectfully, “A King level master will always have his dignity. While I am not a King level master, I would not want to be humiliated either.”
“You should end your lives on your own.” Chu Yang said quietly, “Let me maintain my respect for you unyielding King level leaders!”
Kong Shang Xin laughed in sarcasm, “End our own lives? King of Hell Chu, are you dreaming?” He let out a loud shout and said ferociously, “King of Hell Chu, even though I might not be able to avoid dying here today, you better have prepared a large military pension!”
Chu Yang laughed coldly.
Both sides were trying to buy as much time as possible. Kong Shang Xin was making use of this opportunity to recover as much strength as possible. While Chu Yang was waiting for the complete encirclement of the citadel! Chu Yang also held on to some faint hope that Tie Bu Tian would send help.
While Chu Yang did not expect much, if the two Shadow Guards turned up, there wouldn’t be any unnecessary casualties. Moreover, the two injured King level leaders would be easily captured!
Even though they have not made a move yet, Chu Yang knew that the moment that they did, they would wipe out the lives of many of the soldiers. The consequence of a King level master who knew that he was facing death would naturally be earth-shattering.
Kong Shang Xin was not wrong; in order to hold back two King level masters, they would have to pay a great price.
As time continued to pass slowly, the soldiers on the perimeter gradually arrived. Three layers on the inside and another three layers on the outside formed an encirclement like that of a giant metal barrel. Chu Yang was about to give the order when a horse from the outside suddenly ran toward them. The person on the horse was Chen Yu Tong.
Chen Yu Tong went through the encirclement and reported to Chu Yang in a low voice, “Minister, the prince went into the royal palace. His Majesty’s condition is acting up; after the prince went into the palace, he did not come out…”
“Why didn’t you tell me earlier?” Chu Yang was furious and he had to restrain himself from smacking Chen Yu Tong! Doesn’t it mean that all this time, I was just allowing his enemies to take a breather and all the buying time was for nothing?
Chen Yu Tong’s face paled. After he went to the prince’s manor, he rode nonstop to the royal palace and waited for an audience with Tie Bu Tian; but Tie Bu Tian never appeared.
Then Du Shi Qing came and said that the emperor was not well; the prince and the two King level masters were helping to maintain the emperor’s energy. The moment Chen Yu Tong heard this he knew that the two King level masters would likely not arrive in time. Thus he rode nonstop back here…
“King level master Kong! So sorry!” Chu Yang shouted loudly, “Kill!”
If the reinforcements were not coming, he would have no choice but to make a large sacrifice and fight with his current military strength! Chu Yang made a quick decision and gave this cruel command.
With this shout, the great battle commenced!
On his command, arrows began to fill the air. Thousands of arrows being fired were the first wave of attack! The second and third waves continued after without a break from the first.
“Spread out!” Kong Shang Xin roared, and the eight people in the center simultaneously shot out in different directions like fireworks.
At the same time, Kong Shang Xin stomped once and his whole body glowed with a golden light. The water in the yard suddenly rose and pushed out in all directions like countless angry dragons, engaging the onslaught of arrows!
With a swoosh, all of the torches which were around the area were extinguished by the water simultaneously. In the distance, there was still light but the entire yard was drowned in a strange shimmering darkness!
Without a sound, the Iron Horse Rider was turned into a hedgehog as he took on the brunt of the first wave of attack and collapsed on the battlefield in silence. The two Martial Great Masters leaped halfway into the air and blood began to spill from their bodies. They let out a scream as their bodies were pierced with a few dozen sharp arrows; the two simultaneously yelled, “Sirs, please go first! Let us open a path for the two King level leaders!”
The moment they finished speaking, both of them used their last ounce of energy in order to throw out their weapons. Then, with a tragic laugh, they fell in the water, turning it into a crimson red!
One saber and one sword flew through the air like shooting stars and continued for more than a hundred feet straight into the crowd. A miserable cry rang out!
“Brothers, go leisurely! We will follow you soon!” Old Sa laughed as the remaining five continued to burst forward for another additional three hundred feet!
The two King level leaders moved like two sharp arrows piercing forward! Flying arrows continued to come at them. However, Kong Shang Xin’s shadowless saber continued to block all of the arrows as the other hand grabbed these arrows and threw them back like rays of light.
Both his hands continued to move without stopping for a single moment.
Pop! Pop! The sound arrows piercing into human flesh continued; many soldiers from all directions had died from this counterattack. Kong Shang Xin continued to fly forward with great speed. His long hair flew in the wind and his countenance remained as calm as before. As the light of a distant torch shone onto his face, it revealed his eyes which shone like those of a wolf in the middle of the night!
He was currently at his peak state was almost as powerful as that of an uninjured person!
The thick arrows never had a chance of reaching his body; of course, any arrow that got past his saber would be knocked down by the aura protecting his body!
He was like a hurricane that swept straight ahead; like a raging fire that focused on the madness and destruction that it caused without having any concern for itself whatsoever. He brought out the last of the fervent strength in his body and turned it into a rising heat that burned people!
They had rushed out almost two hundred feet!
“Ready! Shoot!” A shrill shout emitted as the leader of the spear troop looked up and shouted his command!