Star Odyssey - Chapter 1627
The Envoys’ battlefields were where Highsage Leon was fighting or where Liu Feng was holding back Cang Zhou, but the former was much too high-level for Lu Yin, as the experts fighting there were trading blows with power levels of about 800,000. Lu Yin could not step foot onto such a battlefield.
Killing intent flashed through Lu Yin’s eyes as he entered the true universe. He wanted to kill Cang Zhou, but as he was making his way there, he saw that Sister Fei was in danger.
Sister Fei was the captain of the Quickstream Regiment of Leon’s Armada. She had streams of water twining around her, and they gave her an enchanting appearance. Given her power and her quickstream knife, even experts with power levels of 400,000 would not dare underestimate her. Despite that, her life was hanging by a thread at this moment.
The battlefield in the Cosmic Sea encompassed a very large area, and where Sister Fei was fighting there were only others from her Quickstream Regiment, though none of them were able to help Sister Fei.
Her opponent was someone from the Longevity Brigade, and he had also suffered rather serious injuries, though his were not as severe as Sister Fei’s.
“What a pathetic beauty! Die!” the man bellowed in a deep voice. All five of his fingers were pressed together as he reached for Sister Fei’s head. She closed her eyes, giving up, but strangely enough, when she reopened them again after a moment, her opponent was already dead. Lu Yin said, “Be careful, Sister Fei.”
He then returned to the true universe.
Sister Fei stared where Lu Yin had disappeared and let out a sigh of relief. She had survived.
She never would have imagined that that little brat from back then would have already surpassed her.
Lu Yin wanted to join the fight against Cang Zhou, but Liu Feng refused as he wanted to face Cang Zhou alone. All that Lu Yin could do was to unleash his domain to attack the Ignition Crew, Longevity Brigade, and Chaosgod Mountain across a wide region.
Off in the distance, Liu Ye and Fei Hua were struggling terribly enduring against Nightking Dijiang. His spiritual force attacks were forcing them to suffer unspeakable pain.
With no other choice, Fei Hua sent Lu Yin a quick message, “Hey brat, this guy’s too difficult for us to deal with. We’ll never beat him, so find someone else to keep him occupied.”
Lu Yin frowned. “Endure just a little longer.”
“How?” Fei Hua was getting impatient and her tone had turned rude.
Lu Yin yelled back at her, “Do you want to die?”
“If I keep fighting this man, I’ll still most likely die!” Sister Fei Hua yelled back.
Lu Yin clenched his fists in anger, but just when he was about to retort, he felt a sudden chill run down his spine. He was not the only one, either, as everyone felt a chill. After that, they heard a horrifying laughter echo from the distance. One shadow after another began to appear and tear through the void and they fell upon the battlefield. Each of those shadows proved to be a corpse king, as each one possessed their characteristic scarlet eyes!
When they saw the Neohuman Alliance’s forces appear, Jin Mie, Ji Qiang, and the others were dumbfounded. Even Nightking Dijiang was startled; why would the Neohuman Alliance show up?
Highsage Leon growled in rage when he saw the corpse kings step onto the battlefield. He slashed his saber at Ji Qiang, forcing the man to step back. “You actually went ahead and teamed up with these monsters?!”
Ji Qiang glared at Highsage Leon with cold eyes. “Highsage Leon, you dare try to slander us!”
“If not for helping you, why else would the Neohuman Alliance be here?” Highsage Leon shouted in rage.
Ji Qiang looked around at the corpse kings with a fierce glare. He also had no idea how or why the Neohuman Alliance had appeared. Even if the Neohuman Alliance wanted to target them, wouldn’t it have been better to wait until after the war ended? At that time, both sides would have suffered tremendous losses from an all-out war. So what was the point in showing up at such a time?
Could it be that there were humans who had collaborated with the monsters?
The very next moment, the corpse kings were already attacking. There were dozens of corpse kings, and two of them had the strength of an Envoy, which was truly terrifying.
One of the corpse kings was even able to undergo a red eye transformation, which was beyond horrifying.
Lu Yin’s eye started twitching from this terrible turn of events; the Neohuman Alliance was too powerful a force to be contended with. The fact that they had managed to rush over to the Cosmic Sea so quickly also suggested that they had not been far away to begin with, which meant that this terrifying force had been close to the powers of the Cosmic Sea. Almost no one from the Fifth Mainland was aware that the Aeternals were the force behind Neohuman Alliance. The Aeternals had managed to suppress humanity to the point that they had never had any opportunity to relax and recover.
That corpse king who had undergone the red eyes transformation had targeted Nightking Dijiang, which caught the man off guard. Just when he was about to curse Leon’s Armada for working with the Neohuman Alliance, the other Envoy-level corpse king started attacking Liu Ye and Fei Hua. Just like Nightking Dijiang, Liu Ye and Fei Hua were fighting with their full strength. After all, they were originally from the Perennial World, and they hated corpse kings to their core.
Dozens of corpse kings had fallen onto the battlefield, and while the Neohuman Alliance’s forces seemed to be severely lacking numbers, the impact they were able to have on the battlefield was immense. The balance of the battlefield had been instantly destroyed, though at least Nightking Dijiang had been given a different opponent to keep him company and occupied.
Corpse kings were a natural nemesis to spiritual force. Any corpse king that was capable of completing the red eye transformation would be able to stand up to Nightking Dijiang so long as their initial power level was at least 600,000. However, the corpse king’s chances of victory would remain debatable.
Lu Yin was also targeted by a corpse king, and it was even a rather powerful one. It was able to use a green eyes transformation, and its initial power level had already surpassed 300,000.
There was a tremendous boom as the corpse king was forced back by one of Lu Yin’s punches. Though its green eye transformation had enhanced its power level by an additional 300,000 more, which meant that it was capable of unleashing attacks comparable to an Envoy, Lu Yin was someone who was already capable of facing Envoys with power levels of more than 600,000 on his own.
Highsage Leon still firmly believed that the Longevity Brigade and the others had been the ones to collude with the Neohuman Alliance, while Ji Qiang and the others all insisted that Leon’s Armada had cooperated with the Neohuman Alliance.
Even if everyone was able to see that the corpse kings were indiscriminately attacking everyone, they all still wished to pin the blame onto their opponents. Whoever ended up shouldering the blame would end up as the universal enemy of the entire Fifth Mainland.
A woman with an incredibly beautiful face stood atop the Cosmic Sea. She had a plump figure and was panting and trying to catch her breath. She was up against a powerhouse from the Longevity Brigade.
She was Big Sis, and she was currently in imminent danger. However, all of a sudden, a corpse king attacked from nowhere. It not only attacked Big Sis, but also her opponent from the Longevity Brigade.
Soon enough, the expert from the Longevity Brigade and the corpse king had fought to their deaths, and Big Sis ended up as the sole survivor. She found the entire turn of events a little odd, but did not bother putting much thought to it.
Leon’s Armada had summoned various pirates to deal with the Longevity Brigade, Ignition Crew, and Chaosgod Mountain, and the armada and pirates had certainly grabbed the short end of the stick. While the pirates were able to help compensate for numbers, they could do nothing to contribute to the numbers of true powerhouses on the battlefield.
A deafening boom was heard, and a corpse king was smashed across the sea. Lu Yin allowed his arm to relax, and he looked over at Liu Ye and Fei Hua. They had already managed to suppress the Envoy-leveled corpse king they had faced, and it looked like they would soon eliminate it. However, the fight between Nightking Dijiang and the other corpse king would not end so easily.
Lu Yin again unleashed his domain, and it swept the arena. He was able to affect thousands of people, and he immediately began taking advantage of his domain.
Suddenly, Highsage Leon, Ji Qiang, and Jin Mie started to work together to defeat the corpse king that had been fighting Nightking Dijiang. Instantly, one of the corpse king’s arms was chopped off by Highsage Leon.
Lu Yin’s eye started to twitch nonstop, and he almost wanted to curse at everyone. If they dealt with the corpse king at this moment, who would keep Nightking Dijiang occupied?
However, Highsage Leon had no other choice, as Ji Qiang had already reported the new development to the Hall of Honor. At any time, regardless of any war, even a battle where one knew they would surely die, the moment that anyone from the Hall of Honor learned of the presence of a corpse king or made contact with one, they were required to immediately work to eliminate any and all corpse kings, or else they would be punished for inaction. This was an inviolable law of the Hall of Honor.
Ji Qiang had even instantly reached out to one of the Hall of Honor’s Judicial Commissioners, Mu Tianlun. Because of that, Highsage Leon had been forced to unite with his enemies against the corpse king. If Mu Tianlun was not paying attention to the situation, there was no way that Highsage Leon would have been foolish enough to leave Nightking Dijiang without an opponent. As for Highsage Leon, even if he saw the Neohuman Alliance as an enemy, he would not have chosen to fight them at this moment.
After being surrounded by four powerhouses, the corpse king suffered a miserable end.
Lu Yin sighed helplessly. “Liu Ye, please help me to keep Nightking Dijiang occupied.”
Liu Ye gritted his teeth in anger. He really wanted to refuse at this moment, but Liu Ye was also much quicker than Fei Hua, and he knew that he could not afford to reject Lu Yin’s orders at this time, as doing so would ensure that Lu Yin would make them pay the price in the future. Liu Ye was already well aware of Lu Yin’s extremely vindictive nature.
The corpse kings were quickly killed. Even if the dozens of corpse kings had managed to introduce an element of chaos into the battle, the overall impact they had made had not been very significant. Still, they had managed to buy a bit of time, which was exactly what Lu Yin needed most desperately.
Half an hour later, a white smoke seeped out from the void, shattering the void as it passed, but also spreading back into the cracks that appeared.
Lu Yin became thrilled when he saw the smoke, as it meant that Smoke-Eater Peaks had arrived.
This was one of the back-up plans Lu Yin had prepared earlier. He had not expected Smoke-Eater Peaks to arrive in time after discovering the unplanned presence of Nightking Dijiang, but thankfully, the Neohuman Alliance had arrived and joined the battle, which had bought the time needed for Smoke-Eater Peaks to arrive.
Their appearance was not anything that Ji Qiang or the others could have seen coming.
Gu Laogui was laughing maniacally when the white smoke shrouding his body began twirling towards Nightking Dijiang. “Aren’t you from the Daynight clan? Let’s play!”
Ji Qiang just stared at Gu Laogui and asked, “Why is Smoke-Eater Peaks getting involved?”
Gu Laogui ignored the question and replaced Liu Ye and Fei Hua as Nightking Dijiang’s opponent. Just the two powerhouses testing each other out was enough to cause a mind-blowing collision that jostled the entire Cosmic Sea. The impact between the white smoke and the spiritual force swept the entire battlefield, and even continued on into the far distance. If one was able to capture a clear view of the entire Cosmic Sea, they would have noticed that the shockwave from the impact of the white smoke and the spiritual force spread across nearly a fifth of the Cosmic Sea.
Both Nightking Dijiang and Gu Laogui were extremely powerful.
Liu Ye and Fei Hua let out sighs of relief as they looked at each other. How could they ever have imagined that such an intense war would break out in the Forsaken Land.
Gu Laogui was not the only one from Smoke-Eater Peaks who had arrived, as many disciples had also shown up. White smoke quickly enveloped the battlefield, and it twined around the cultivators from Leon’s Armada, exponentially increasing their combat power.
The white smoke was able to serve the same purpose as power vessels.
Gu Xiao’er shot towards Lu Yin while shouting, “Brother, aren’t I so loyal! As soon as I heard that you were caught up in a fight, I immediately dragged over everyone I knew! Look at that auntie, she was my wet nurse!”
Lu Yin pursed his lips in concern. “Be careful and don’t get yourself killed.”
Gu Xiao’er bravely patted his chest, though he apparently used too much force, as he coughed a few times. “Don’t worry; your brother can’t die that easily!”
Lu Yin smiled. The tides of the war had finally changed, though there was no way that it had already entered its final state. There were still some absent players who were certain to make an appearance: the Xia family.
A peerless powerhouse was capable of instantly changing the balance of a war. The moment that Liu Ye and Fei Hua were no longer needed to hold back Nightking Dijiang, the balance of the battlefield had already shifted towards Lu Yin’s favor. This was an outcome that would be completely unacceptable to the Xia family, and they were the ones controlling things from the dark.
This was also why a mysterious person arrived on the battlefield before much more time passed, and they prepared to attack Lu Yin in a quite sneaky manner.
Lu Yin did not notice the person’s presence at all, as they possessed absolutely no runes before their attack. This was a perfect sneak attack.
The mysterious individual felt that they had already successfully completed their mission as their sword was thrust into Lu Yin’s back. The attack was not intended to kill Lu Yin, merely leave him severely injured. However, Lu Yin was completely unharmed aside from being knocked forward by the impact. Still, he did feel an excruciating tearing sensation at his waist.
The hidden person was shocked beyond words; how was this possible?
Lu Yin spun around and stared at his attack with murder in his eyes. Thankfully, he had been wearing his bodysuit armor, as taking a direct attack from that sword would have left him seriously injured or even dead.
“Who are you?” Lu Yin roared fiercely as he shifted himself with the Ce Secret Art as an astral chessboard appeared beneath his feet.
Lu Yin’s mysterious attacker slashed the sword through the air, tearing the void with an attack that used stellular energy which then stopped Lu Yin from using the Ce Secret Art. As a result, Lu Yin fell through the air, and his attacker seized the moment to leap towards Lu Yin and strike again with their sword. However, further up above, Highsage Leon bellowed in rage, “Stop!”
He swung his massive saber towards the mysterious attacker even as he shouted.
Lu Yin’s heart fell. Things were looking bad.
The mysterious attacker spun the sword around so that the blade faced the incoming attack from the saber. The sword was cracked by the impact, and blood dripped from the hidden person’s body. They immediately spun around and fled into the true universe in an attempt to escape. A single attack from Highsage Leon had managed to injure the person, but in exchange, Highsage Leon had been stabbed in the gut by Ji Qiang’s spear. The spearhead pierced out of Highsage Leon’s back, and blood soaked his clothes. Jin Mie took advantage of the opening and used Truesight to further weaken Highsage Leon’s body, aggravating injuries suffered from the attack.
Translated By: OMA
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA