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Chapter 66 – It can’t be called a sneak attack
Translated by: TaffyGirl13
Edited by: Rango, Shiroyukineko
TLCed by: Sephilia
Feng Qi Sha, Yan Po Jun, and Xue Tan Lang led their groups and began to slaughter hundreds of low ranked demons, like a pack of tigers that was ravaging through a herd of sheep. Soon after, they returned.
When Luo Hua City’s Mistress saw that Yue Yang wasn’t leading the group forward, she looked at him in deep thought.
She had long since discovered the hidden enemies.
However, she had not informed Feng Qi Sha and the others that there were powerful enemies eyeing them secretly in the dark, waiting for the opportunity to make a sneak attack. This could also be a kind of test.
On the cruel battlefield, one had to not only have bravery and strength, but also a clear mind and acute senses. There was never any shortage of battles and dangers in Tong Tian Tower. The people with the strongest combat abilities were not necessarily the ones that survived the longest. If one wanted to become a peak ranker, they had to live longer and experience more hardships than anyone else… Humanity never lacked geniuses. An innumerable amount of geniuses always emerged in Soaring Dragon Continent, but the majority of them were like meteors – they would only flash for an instant before disappearing forever.
Luo Hua City’s Mistress could not deny the fact that Feng Qi Sha, Yan Po Jun, and Xue Tan Lang were geniuses of the geniuses. Even among other geniuses, they were regarded as extremely rare leaders.
However, from the bottom of her heart, Luo Hua City’s Mistress expected even more from this unknown little thief, Yue Yang.
He was the only youth that she could not see through.
“You guys have already received your honor. Return to Tong Tian Tower immediately. Feng Qi Sha, Yan Po Jun, and Xue Tan Lang, stay behind.” Luo Hua City’s Mistress waved her hand and commanded the golden armored guards to go back to Tong Tian Tower through the portal. Without paying any attention to Feng Qi Sha and the other two, she turned around to face Yue Yang and asked softly, “There are 100,000 or more enemies, yet they haven’t started their fierce assault. What do you think is the reason for that?”
“…..” When Feng Qi Sha and the other two were completely stunned when they heard Luo Hua City’s Mistress asking Yue Yang this question.
In their eyes, Luo Hua City’s Mistress was the wisest person among the human rankers. Why would she ask the Yue clan’s good-for-nothing Third Master this question?
Could it be that this good-for-nothing was not as useless as others had said, but was actually an extremely clever fellow?
Why would Luo Hua City’s Mistress give guidance to him even though was completely unrelated to him?
In that moment, a sour feeling arose in the hearts of Yan Po Jun and the two others. Luo Hua City’s Mistress was such an outstanding ranker who normally did not pay any attention to others. Yet right now, she wasn’t looking at them any differently, and was instead favouring that good-for-nothing over them. Even though they were in front of a hundred thousand demons, she still insisted on urging Yue Yang to reflect on the situation…
Their emotions began to spin around rapidly. If it were them, how would they answer?
With this situation unfolding in front of them, why did the enemy do this?
Although Luo Hua City’s Mistress had not asked them, Xue Tan Lang and the others refused to admit they were any lower than Yue Yang, and furiously began to ponder over the question in hopes of coming up with an answer better than Yue Yang’s.
“A hundred thousand low level demons aren’t frightening enough. If the enemy’s strength is far superior to ours, you definitely wouldn’t have led us into the abyss to counterattack.” Although Xue Tan Lang and the others did not want to admit it, they felt that what Yue Yang had said made sense. Thinking about it carefully, if there were countless powerful enemies waiting behind the portal to the abyss, why would Luo Hua City’s Mistress bring everyone inside to die? The fact that she dared to bring them had already indicated that she was sure of the outcome. When they looked back at Yue Yang, their expressions had changed. Instead of the disdain and anger that they had previously felt towards him, they were now amazed….this good-for-nothing was actually not as bad as the rumors stated. Not only that, he was pretty outstanding too. At the very least, he could continue to calmly think on despite being facing a hundred thousand demons. This was not something a mere good-for-nothing could achieve.
“Mn. Then, why do you think they aren’t in a rush to attack us right now?” Luo Hua City’s Mistress continued to ask, having seemingly anticipated Yue Yang’s previous reply.
“I’m guessing that there’s definitely an extremely cunning person pulling the strings among the demons. After opening the portal, he didn’t hurriedly charge through, but had instead concealed himself to observe the situation. If we hadn’t counterattacked, then perhaps he would’ve had some other secret move… Our counterattack made him suspect that we were prepared to ambush, and thus he didn’t dare to act blindly without thinking. As long as we revealed even the slightest hint of weakness, I believe that he would have immediately mounted a sneak attack on us. I’m afraid that this cunning ranker behind the demons is a Demon Lord.” These words made Xue Tan Lang and the others jump in shock.
“Demon Lord?” Ye Kong, Fatty Hai, and the others began to tremble in fear. What level of existence was the Demon Lord at? Anyone that were Level 6 Elder or below would be instantly killed by a Demon Lord. Based on the strength of the people present currently, they were probably not even enough to get stuck between the Demon King’s teeth.
“Not the Demon Lord.” Luo Hua City’s Mistress waved her hand, “He’s the Baron of Hell, Mo Yun. He was a human that turned into a demon ranker a thousand years ago. He’s extremely cunning, and is very skilled at manipulating people’s weaknesses. For example, Ying Shi Ming’s corruption was probably due to being tempted by this person. His believers are always finding people with weak wills who thirst for strength from the lower levels of Tong Tian Tower or the remote towns in Soaring Dragon Continent. He uses the temptation of power to lure them one step at a time until they are corrupted. Shen Tu and the others were probably targets sought by Ying Shi Ming on behalf of the Baron of Hell, Mo Yun.”
“Why did Ying Shi Ming abduct Yue Bing?” A flash of realization flickered in Yue Yang’s heart. Could it be that this was related to the Baron of Hell, Mo Yun?
“Plant-type beasts are the bane of all hell-type demons. Ying Shi Ming wanted to harm your younger sister to prevent human rankers that use plant-type beasts from growing. To human warriors, your sister, who has a plant-type beast, isn’t very important. But to the demons, her plant-type beast is extremely frightening. I suspect that Shen Tu’s group had suppressed her under Ying Shi Ming’s orders.” Luo Hua city’s mistress exposed this little secret.
If anyone else had heard this, they probably would not have any reaction. After all, they were not experts in plant-type beasts and had never thought of using them.
Yue Yang, on the other hand, was shocked, and his heart began to race.
No wonder the Thorny Flower Fairy from 3000 years ago had been able to massacre entire legions of demons and eliminate three Demon Lords without any help. It turned out that not only was the Golden Crown Thorny Flower Queen extremely formidable, but she was also the bane of hell-type demons… The fact that humans were weakening and could be suppressed by the demons was most likely related to the fact that human warriors had abandoned the usage of plant-type beasts.
Going against the demons without their nemesis would obviously be a difficult battle to win.
If he cultivated his Golden Crown Thorny Flower Queen, wouldn’t he be able to decimate the legions of demons in a single sweep like the Thorny Flower Fairy had?
“What do you think we should do next?” Luo Hua City’s Mistress asked Yue Yang.
Everyone knew that Luo Hua City’s Mistress had already thought of a plan in her mind. The only reason she asked Yue Yang was to give him a chance to be independent and utilize his own intelligence.
Yan Po Jun and the others were jealous to death. They really wished they could just take away Luo Hua City’s Mistress’ favouritism towards Yue Yang and keep it for themselves.
Ye Kong and Fatty Hai could no longer suppress their emotions. Their bodies began to tremble as they stared at Yue Yang with staring eyes, their hearts filled with anticipation.
“The longer we stay here, the more suspicious Mo Yun will become. It’s best if we take the initiative to attack and challenge him first. Otherwise, he’ll definitely pull something behind our backs. I don’t know what he could possibly do, but it’s definitely not something good.” The sense of crisis Yue Yang felt began to grow stronger; he guessed that this Mo Yun person was definitely playing tricks on them in the darkness.
“Well-spoken. Your observations are spot-on. He’s currently offering a sacrifice…these low level demons weren’t being used to attack us at all, but used as sacrifices. With such a large-scale sacrifice, he can perform tons of tricks. It’s precisely due to the fact that you are all elites of the humans that I’m so strict on you. You must make a decision now: If you would like to leave safely, then leave through the portal. If you’re willing to challenge yourselves, then go challenge that demon general. After killing the enemy, you can use a teleportation scroll to return to the Warrior’s Guild. As for the Baron of Hell, Mo Yun, I’ll personally defeat him.” Luo Hua City’s Mistress smiled unyieldingly.
The Baron of Hell was playing tricks on them. He had continuously ordered a hundred thousand low levelled demons to attack as a means to keep all these elite humans that she was commanding to stay here.
But would she really act according to his wishes?
Offering a sacrifice of a hundred thousand demons? She already had a plan to deal with this a long time ago, what could this even count as?
Luo Hua City’s Mistress watched the densely packed low level demons outside fall down to ground with miserable cries, their bodies exploding one after another. Eventually, a mountain of corpses had formed, and a river of blood flowed across the area. Her sneering expression became even more prominent.
This large-scale sacrifice scheme was a waste of Mo Yun’s schemes. It had absolutely no effect on her.
The only thing she was concerned about was whether or not Feng Qi Sha, Yan Po Jun, and Xue Tan Lang could defeat the demon general and safely return to the Tong Tian Tower’s floors.
She shot a glance at Yue Yang. Although he looked weak on the outside, aside from carrying his unconscious sister on his back, Yue Yang also had a group of friends currently in a state that was beyond miserable. Yet in her heart, the person she had the most faith in was Yue Yang… This faith could not be explained, but she definitely felt such a strange feeling.
“Who dares to fight against me, Yan Po Jun?” Yan Po Jun was beyond bold, his loud voice inviting the Demon General opposite of him to fight.
“Take your times to fight, you guys. I’m a bit hungry, so I’m going to back first and eat supper.” Yue Yang stood ready and prepared to grease his soles to slip away.
That bastard was shamelessly running away. This not only made Xue Tan Lang and the others extremely embarrassed, even the demons they were facing could not stand to watch.
A demon general with a pair of unique crescent blades came flying over. He threw something through the air, landing in the space between Fatty Hai and Ye Kong, which sent a pitch-black light pillar up into the air. When Yue Yang saw this pillar of light was actually a portal, he inwardly cursed at Fatty Hai and the other idiots. They had run all the way to this abyss only to be killed. Yue Yang then looked back at Luo Hua City’s Mistress, only to see that she had an expression that seemed like a smile, but was yet not a smile. He gritted his teeth and ran straight into the quickly fading pitch-black pillar of light to rescue Fatty Hai and the others.
In an instant, he was teleported to a blood-red space.
The space was round, and the area wasn’t large – it was probably around the size of a soccer field.
“Welcome to the battlefield where demons and humans will fight to the death. My battle slate will have your name recorded as the 1365th human warrior beheaded by me.” The demon general carrying the pair of crescent blades laughed.
Underneath his feet were Ye Kong, Fatty Hai, and the Li brothers, who had fallen within the pool of blood.
Thankfully, they hadn’t died yet; they were simply unconscious from their severe wounds.
Yue Yang cried out, “No way? You guys dared to enter the abyss at such a low level? I’m really speechless…Demon General, did you mount a sneak attack on them?”
The Demon General crossed his two curved blades in front of his chest and loftily replied, “It can’t be called a sneak attack; their reaction times were simply too slow.”
Before he had even finished speaking, he suddenly realized that Yue Yang’s fist had already struck his nose.
The Demon General’s entire body was sent flying through the air, before smashing back down onto the ground.
In a sorry state, he stood back up and roared at Yue Yang, “You’re too despicable, to think that you would mount a sneak attack on me while I was speaking!”
Yue Yang loftily imitated the opposite party’s actions, taking out two daggers and crossing them in front of his chest. With an arrogant expression, his nose raised high in the air and cockily declared, “It can’t be called a sneak attack; your reaction time was simply too slow.”