Chapter 1868 – The Trapped Myriad Demons Sect
The defensive stance of the Heavenly Demons surprised Zhao Hai. He didn’t hear Mo Like’s proposal, but he knew about the drills that the Heavenly Demon Army did in the past three days. But these drills weren’t all defense. So upon seeing that the Heavenly Demon Army were on full guard, Zhao Hai knew that there was a scheme going on.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t care about any plot the enemy might have. He just looked at their actions to see what they were planning. He was confident that he could deal with any scheme that the Heavenly Demons have come up with.
Contrary to Zhao Hai, the nine super sects weren’t suspecting any schemes from the Heavenly Demons. Seeing the enemy being defensive, the nine super sects were happy and proceeded to intensify their attacks. This caused their armies to be fiercer than required. In the entire battlefield, only Zhao Hai’s army was methodical in their actions.
Zhao Hai’s offense was also very special. The Freedom Alliance formed a circular formation as it charged towards the Heavenly Demon Army. This allowed them to participate in the battle while decreasing their casualties. Their attack also looked proper.
The attacks of Zhao Hai’s Undead also looked interesting. Their attacks were purely from the rifles and cannons. For the Heavenly Demons, the damage caused by the rifles was limited. Regardless, the battle was very flashy albeit the lack of casualties.
At this time, the Heavenly Demons suddenly made a move. The formation of the Heavenly Demons suddenly opened a section. This section was exactly where the Myriad Demons Sect was attacking.
The Heavenly Demons also stopped defending against the Myriad Demons Sect Army. And with their frenzied attacks, the Myriad Demons Sect army failed to discover that they were going further into the enemy formation. Before long, they were surrounded by Heavenly Demons.
Jiao Hualong was the commander of the Myriad Demons Sect Army. Seeing this, his complexion couldn’t help but change. He immediately shouted, “Retreat! Quickly retreat!” At the same time, he took out Jian Wuya’s communication token and said, “The Myriad Demon Sect Army has been surrounded. Come and give support!”
They were surrounded, but Jiao Hualong didn’t use the communication token to ask for help, which showed how arrogant he was. Zhao Hai and the others also received word about Jiao Hualong’s crisis.
Seeing the words from the communication token, Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “Useless. They were actually surrounded. Although the Myriad Demons Sect are the weakest of the nine super sects, they aren’t that weak. To fall for such a basic trick, they’re incredibly stupid.”
Zhao Hai said that because he saw Jiao Hualong’s actions. Actually, a lot of cultivators in the nine super sect alliances have silver dust on their bodies. This allowed Zhao Hai to have the greatest understanding of the battlefield out of everyone. Because of this, he knows the reason why the Myriad Demons Sect have been surrounded.
Other than stupidity, Zhao Hai couldn’t think of another reason why the Myriad Demons Sect were surrounded. The Heavenly Demons had a circle formation to defend. And for quite some time, the Heavenly Demons were able to defend properly. But then a gap suddenly appeared in their formation. It was a suspicious act and yet Jiao Hualong fell for it. He led his army to charge through the gap which caused him to be surrounded by the Heavenly Demons.
The two armies of the battlefield might be fighting, but generally it was the Great Realm of Cultivation who attacked while the Heavenly Demons defended. So if the Great Realm of Cultivation wants to take some of their troops out, they would be able to. Therefore, the other sects could immediately send some of their troops to support the Myriad Demons Sect.
In reality, if Zhao Hai’s Undead weren’t included, the Great Realm of Cultivation’s army wasn’t as large as the Heavenly Demon Army. Their number of immortal experts were also around equal. And now that the nine super sects didn’t trust each other, they divided the realm’s army into ten. The clashing armies looked like a ten-fingered hand gripping a ball of Heavenly Demons. Originally, the battle was lukewarm between both sides, neither suffered heavy losses. Then at this time, if the nine super sects took some of their troops out to help the Myriad Demons Sect, the Heavenly Demons would be able to get an opportunity to attack.
Actually, if this was a normal battle, the others wouldn’t send help if the Myriad Demons Sect were surrounded. But this battle was different. With how defensive the Heavenly Demons were, the cultivators thought that they had the upper hand, which allowed them to take out troops whenever they wanted. But in fact, the Heavenly Demons still have a lot of spare troops. If the nine super sects sent troops to help the Myriad Demons Sect, the army would become more dispersed. Then the Heavenly Demon Realm’s extra troops would intercept the reinforcements and surround them. This would cause the cultivators of the Great Realm of Cultivation to suffer.
From Zhao Hai’s point of view, although the Heavenly Demons were being surrounded, they weren’t in a desperate state. The Heavenly Demons were fully capable of breaking out of the encirclement. The Heavenly Demons purposely made their frontlines weak to fool the Myriad Demons Sect. Although they would lose people in the process, the pay-off would be greater.
Moreover, Jiao Hualong the fool just shouted the command to retreat to his army. He didn’t even tell his army which direction to retreat to. This caused his army to be like headless chickens without a clear command. They continued to rush and plunged themselves deeper and deeper into the Heavenly Demon Army’s formation. They were basically asking to be caught.
Jiao Hualong even called the other sects over to help him. This was equivalent to pulling the other sects into the mess that he made. It was an incredibly stupid thing to do.
Zhao Hai shook his head, he didn’t know what to say. Laura and the others were currently with Zhao Hai inside the Space. Naturally, they were also aware of what’s happening outside. Like Zhao Hai, they shook their heads and had bitter smiles. It was better to have a godly enemy than a pig teammate. With an idiot like Jiao Hualong on their side, it would be a miracle if the Great Realm of Cultivation won the fight.
The battle developed the same way Zhao Hai expected it to be. The reinforcements sent by the nine super sects were intercepted and killed. This caused the nine super sects to be more panicked. They thought that the Heavenly Demons had fallen into a desperate situation. Therefore, they were confident in separating their troops to help Jiao Hualong. With the ambush, the strength of the nine super sects plummeted. Then the Heavenly Demons began to fight back.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai knew that he had to make a move. He turned to Laura and the others and said, “Continue observing the battlefield. I’ll go and help the Myriad Demons Sect.”
Laura and the others nodded. Then Zhao Hai’s body moved and then appeared in the Myriad Demons Sect’s position. The Myriad Demons Sect’s troops were now flying randomly, allowing the Heavenly Demons to mow them down like grass. Although Jiao Hualong was also panicking, he continued to shout, “Retreat! Retreat!”
At this moment, Zhao Hai appeared beside Jiao Hualong. Feeling someone’s presence close to him, Jiao Hualong immediately punched out. Zhao Hai caught his fist and then said, “Sect Master Jiao. This isn’t the time to be panicking!”
Zhao Hai no longer paid any attention to Jiao Hualong as he shouted, “Everyone! Calm down. Gather around me! Quickly!”
The troops of the Myriad Demons Sect paused when they heard this. They were in chaos, so upon hearing a command, they immediately followed. The Myriad Demon Sect Army quickly grouped up around Zhao Hai. The loose and chaotic army swifty contained itself.
Before long, the Myriad Demons Sect army was able to form a defensive line. The Heavenly Demons could no longer kill them as easily as before. Although they were still surrounded by the Heavenly Demons, they were able to hold on and defend.
Seeing the army solidifying, Zhao Hai gave another command, “Attack towards the southeast. Full power!” Now that they have a stable head, the troops of the Myriad Demons Sect felt less pressure compared to before. So upon hearing Zhao Hai’s next command, they followed it unconditionally. All of them turned to the southeast and rushed with all they had.
The southeast was the weakest point of the Heavenly Demon Army’s encirclement. With the entire strength of the Myriad Demon Sect Army directed towards that direction, the Heavenly Demon Army were unable to hold on. Before long, the Myriad Demon Sect Army was able to get out of the encirclement.
Seeing that they were no longer surrounded, the front troops of the Myriad Demon Sect roared in celebration. Then at this time, Zhao Hai said, “Those at the front, push forward! We cannot be surrounded again!”
The troops of the Myriad Demons Sect now had full trust towards Zhao Hai. So hearing his command, they continued flying forward. Soon, the entire army pulled itself out of the encirclement. Although it might not seem long, two hours have passed since the Myriad Demons Sect plunged itself into the Heavenly Demon Army. This two-hour struggle caused the Myriad Demons Sect to lose nearly one million people. Such loss wasn’t small, but at least most of them returned alive.
Jiao Hualong stood there in a daze. He saw with his own eyes that Zhao Hai didn’t make any moves at all. But with simple orders, he was able to pull the Myriad Demons Sect army out of being surrounded. This was a huge blow to Jiao Hualong’s ego.
Large-scale battles in the Great Realm of Cultivation were very rare. Even if there was, commanding ability had little help towards the outcome. Most of the time, both sides would just rush towards each other. They didn’t use any tactics. Because of this, the Great Realm of Cultivation was very poor when it came to command.
Originally, Jiao Hualong thought himself to be a good commander. After all, he was an immortal expert and the sect leader. He thought that he was at least on par with Zhao Hai when it came to commanding troops. But in this battle, Jiao Hualong found that this wasn’t the case. It wasn’t easy to command any army of tens of millions. He found that his orders weren’t executed well. He thought that he could control his army like his limbs. But in the real battle, it was impossible. Seeing Zhao Hai bring the Myriad Demons Sect army back to life with a few simple orders caused Jiao Hualong to be embarrassed.
Zhao Hai didn’t think as much. He took out his communication token and said, “The Myriad Demons Sect is now safe. Reinforcements are no longer needed. Be careful of being ambushed by the Heavenly Demons. Zhao Hai.”
After sending the report, Zhao Hai looked at Jiao Hualong and said, “Sect Master Jiao, the Heavenly Demons are scheming against us. You can’t rush in if a formation suddenly becomes weak.” After he said that, Zhao Hai cupped his fist and then disappeared.
Only then did Jiao Hualong come back to his senses. He cupped his fist towards Zhao Hai and was about to say something when Zhao Hai disappeared. Jiao Hualong opened his mouth several times but was unable to make a sound. In the end, he sighed and shifted his attention back to the battlefield.
The Myriad Demons Sect army already rushed out, but the Heavenly Demons weren’t thinking of letting them off. The Heavenly Demon Army was still on the defensive against the other armies, but they had an offensive approach towards the Myriad Demons Sect. Although the Myriad Demons Sect was able to escape the encirclement, this didn’t hinder the plan of the Heavenly Demons. In fact, the encirclement of the Myriad Demons Sect was an accidental result that the Heavenly Demons obtained. They didn’t expect that Jiao Hualong would be fooled so easily. In their plan, they just wanted to expose a weakness to cut off a portion of the Myriad Demons Sect. They didn’t expect the entire army to be stupid enough to charge into the trap.
Moreover, after plunging itself into the enemy formation, the Myriad Demons Sect army has no followup. They even asked for help from the other sects, which was a pleasant surprise for the Heavenly Demons. Naturally, the Heavenly Demons wouldn’t miss this opportunity. They began to bite the offerings that the nine super sects have sent.
The Heavenly Demons didn’t think that they would obtain such a win this early into the battle. If it wasn’t for their smaller number of immortal experts, they would have fought back with all their strength. But even so, the Heavenly Demons began to attack the Myriad Demons Sect, causing them to retreat further back.
Zhao Hai returned to the Hell King’s Ship. However, he was still aware of the events in the Myriad Demons Sect. Although the Myriad Demons Sect has escaped from the encirclement, they suffered heavy losses. Then upon seeing the Heavenly Demons pursue the Myriad Demons Sect, Zhao Hai quickly knew about their plan.
To be honest, Zhao Hai has nothing against the tactic of the Heavenly Demons. With the Heavenly Demons volunteering to weaken the nine super sects, Zhao Hai would have an easier time dealing with them in the future. Therefore, Zhao Hai didn’t remind the nine super sects about the plan of the Heavenly Demons. In any case, even if the nine super sects suffered heavy losses, Zhao Hai could still drive the Heavenly Demons back to the Heavenly Demon Realm.
The fight went on and the nine super sects were beginning to suffer losses. Their offense also slowed down. However, the Heavenly Demons didn’t use this chance to counter-attack. For the Heavenly Demons, this wasn’t the time to strike. This caused the battle to mellow down.
On the contrary, the battle between immortal experts became more intense!