Chapter 1944 – Strength of a Fist
When Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng returned to their dwelling, Li Mu immediately asked, “Army Commander, how many enemies are there?”
Zhao Hai replied, “There’s no less than 3 million. All of them are immortal-level beasts. This time we need to be careful. Make sure that we group up at all times. Let’s try our best to not disperse.”
Everyone nodded. Then the group sat down. Zhao Hai looked at everyone, then with a serious expression he said, “When I went out, I met two beast cultivators, one from the elephant clan and the other from the tiger clan. They should be the leaders of the beasts. Those two are very powerful. I couldn’t even grasp their strength. If you meet them, run as far away as possible.
When they heard Zhao Hai, everyone’s hearts turned cold. They knew how strong Zhao Hai was. If he couldn’t grasp how strong the two beastmen were, then that meant that they were far too strong for ordinary cultivators.
Zhao Hai looked at Yuan Ba and said, “Yuan Ba, how many did you buy yesterday? Give them all to me. I reckon the beasts will attack the city within two days, so I need to make preparations.”
Yuan Ba nodded, then he handed a spatial bag to Zhao Hai and said, “I’ve bought the same things as last time. Shangshan City has more materials than Wulong City. They’re very cheap too, so I bought a lot.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Good. Just stay in this room. If someone comes, say that I went out and you don’t know where I went.” After he said that, Zhao Hai disappeared.
Nobody was surprised when Zhao Hai vanished. Everyone knew that Zhao Hai was a spatial ability user.
Nothing happened for the rest of the day. However, none of the other nine who went out with Zhao Hai returned. From this situation, everyone knew that they wouldn’t return.
The beasts didn’t attack that night nor did they do anything. However, it was good that they didn’t, this gives Zhao Hai more time to create armor inside the Space.
The next morning, Zhao Hai appeared once again in their dwelling. Seeing Zhao hai return, Zhang Feng and the others greeted him. Zhao Hai took out a spatial bag and handed it to Yuan Ba and said, “Distribute this to everyone, one piece per person. Do it as soon as possible. I have a bad feeling. The beasts are probably close.”
This wasn’t Zhao Hai’s mere feeling. The Space has seen that the beasts were gearing for attack. Therefore, he came out. Everyone believed in Zhao Hai’s words, so when they heard him they became anxious.
The armors were quickly given out to everyone. Just as everyone put on their armor, a blaring alarm sounded out throughout Shangshan City. Zhao Hai and the others immediately knew that the beasts had come. They quickly left their dwellings and went to the city wall.
When Zhao Hai arrived at the wall, he could immediately feel the powerful pressure in front of him. This pressure was like a wave crashing on the city wall. Naturally, the defensive formation of the walls has been activated.
Zhao Hai looked out and began to see a sea of flying beasts coming over. The trees of the forest were also shaking, showing how many beasts were running through it.
The Soaring Dragon Realm has different terrains like the Great Realm of Cultivation. The place where Shangshan City was located was in a forest.
Despite being in a forest, trees have been cleared ten kilometers around the city. Even if trees grew, they would be cut down by the cultivators of the city. This would remove any chances of beasts sneaking up into the city.
Before long, huge quantities of beasts ran out from the forest. Then they all stopped when they were 5 kilometers away.
This wasn’t the beasts being polite, they just couldn’t proceed. In fact, five kilometers around the city was a region filled with traps. If the beasts tried to enter this region, they would be skinned in no time. These beasts were smart, they were also aware of Shangshan City’s characteristics. Therefore, they stopped before hitting the traps.
When Zhao Hai saw this, his heart sank. From this response, this meant that this wasn’t the first time that the beasts attacked the city. They were veterans. Such beasts were difficult to deal with. Thinking of this, Zhao Hai turned to Zhang Feng and said, “Senior Brother, remind everyone to be careful. The beasts outside the city are veterans. We shouldn’t underestimate them.”
Zhang Feng nodded and then passed the word around. Then people began to gather around Zhao Hai. In Shangshan City, Zhao Hai was the only person they trusted.
Zhao Hai was quite worried. Although the Space has plenty of Undead, he doesn’t have a lot that reached the immortal stage. Moreover, he could only use immortal-level Undead in the Soaring Dragon Realm. This dropped his combat strength significantly.
An hour after the beasts stopped outside the city, two small dots could be seen flying from a distance. The two dots also stopped outside the city’s traps. Zhao Hai looked at the two and recognized them to be the two beastmen he met the day before.
When Xiang Que and Hu Wang stopped, Hu Wang shouted, “Representative of Shangshan City, come out!”
Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er also flew up, but they didn’t leave the city. Without cupping his fist, Feng Lingyun said, “So it is Mister Hu Wang.”
Seeing Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er, Hu Wang couldn’t help but laugh, “You’re in charge of Shangshan City? Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er. Subordinates of the defeated general are actually defending Shangshan City. Good. It seems like the fall of Shangshan City is certain.”
Hearing Hu Wang’s rude words, Feng Lingyun naturally wouldn’t be polite. He coldly snorted and said, “Hu Wang, you’re still arrogant. Try attacking, let’s see if you have enough strength to take down Shangshan City.” After speaking, he flew back to the walls of the city with Luo Xiu’er, making it clear that he has no intentions to continue the conversation.
Seeing Feng Lingyun leave, Hu Wang coldly snorted. Then he swept the city with his vision. He stopped at a certain location and his eyes turned vicious.
Xiang Que also followed Hu Wang’s gaze. What he saw also caused him to emit a killing aura.
Naturally, the two beastmen were staring at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai was also looking at them without a care. He just smiled faintly as he cupped his fist towards the two as a greeting. This nonchalant attitude caused the two beastmen to be enraged. Hu Wang immediately roared, “Puny kid. Suffer and die!” Then he punched towards Zhao Hai, sending a fist qi that carried the energy of an entire mountain. Everywhere the fist qi passed through, traps and formations were destroyed.
Zhao Hai looked at the approaching fist qi and his expression turned serious. He waved his hand and took out a long blade. Then Zhao Hai took a step forward and chopped his blade, causing a huge blade qi to come out.
Boom! A loud explosion was heard as the blade qi and fist qi connected. Then the two disappeared. Seeing this, Hu Wang couldn’t help but stare. Then he laughed and said, “Good kid. You have real skill. But if these are the only tricks that you have, then you will die.”
“Hu Wang, are you joking? You think the shield of Shangshan City is made of paper? You really think that I, Feng Lingyun, will allow you to succeed?” After he said that, Feng Lingyun sent a sword qi towards Hu Wang.
At this time, Xiang Que, who hadn’t spoken, looked at Feng Lingyun and said, “Just depending on you, I’m not sure. Haha.” Xiang Que also stopped Feng Lingyun’s sword qi with his own fist qi.
And this time as well, the sword qi and fist qi canceled themselves out. Then Luo Xiu’er opened her mouth and said, “Hu Wang, Xiang Que, there’s no need to waste energy talking. You want to capture Shangshan City, come. This auntie is waiting for you.”
The attacks sent by both sides were merely sparks. The other cultivators didn’t react. This wasn’t the first time the two fought. Among those who attacked, the most eye-catching one was Zhao Hai.
Although the surrounding cultivators haven’t fought against Xiang Que and Hu Wang, they could see from their imposing aura that they weren’t in the immortal stage. However, both characters couldn’t deal with Zhao Hai. They even looked like they had a grudge against Zhao Hai. This caused those present to be confused.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about what the others were thinking about him. Although his blade slash looked very casual, it actually took all of his energy. His attack was the unified attack of the Seven Killing Blades along with his blade intent. With seven blades sent all at once, all of the spiritual qi inside Zhao Hai’s body was immediately drained out. Even if he could continuously absorb spiritual qi during battle, it won’t be enough to keep sending attacks if ever Hu Wang decided to continuously attack.
Fortunately, Feng Lingyun made a move, giving Zhao Hai time to breath. Now, Zhao Hai has recovered his spiritual qi. But he also understood how terrifying Hu Wang was. Hu Wang’s fist qi could actually drain all of Zhao Hai’s energy. If he fought against Hu Wang, Zhao Hai was certain that he could only survive if he hid inside the Space.
Although Zhao Hai was able to recover his spiritual qi in just a few breaths. He still knew that he wouldn’t be able to fight Hu Wang one to one even if he used all of his divergent abilities.