Chapter 299: The Huge Battle was About to Start at Any Moment
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Ruoxue, you must hold on until I arrive!”
A hundred kilometers under the Great Xia Kingdom’s north territory, Jiang Yi traveled on the Zouwu Beast regardless of day or night. His eyes were bloodshot, and it felt as though he was going obsessed.
Jiang Bieli mentioned that Jiang Yi was just like Yi Piaopiao, who had some demonic nature in their bodies. The oppressed younger days caused his body to well up with countless amount of evil aura, coupled with his comprehension of the Massacre Intent; it had been affecting his temperament.
If it was in the past, he might not be so impulsive. Once he heard from the patrol team that the Great Xia Kingdom released an announcement stating that they broke off the marriage between Su Ruoxue and Xia Wuhui, he was completely deranged.
The Great Xia Kingdom was being attacked by the Azure Dragon Empire and the five kingdoms, they were not apprehensive of the Divine Martial Kingdom anymore. Su Ruoxue didn’t have to carry the immense burden or those chains of the nonsense alliance through matrimony. The chasm between the two had completely vanished so Jiang Yi naturally disregarded everything headed straight for Summer Rain City.
Jiang Yi was grateful towards Su Ruoxue and also affectionate towards her, too!
Jiang Yi could clearly feel the agony and despair back at the crown prince residence in the Divine Martial Kingdom—when Xia Wuhui held Su Ruoxue’s hand and walked towards the purple-gold platform. He could clearly see the brightness in Su Ruoxue’s eyes and the beauty in her smile… the moment he appeared at the Kingdom Banquet hosted in Summer Rain City’s royal palace.
“Help me pass a message to someone, saying… I’m sorry. Ruoxue has let him down! If there is a next life, Ruoxue would become his slave and serve him for life.”
Su Ruoxue’s final statement made Jiang Yi felt her heartfelt and passionate affection towards him. If he didn’t go find her, he was afraid that the two of them would truly… only be able to reunite in their next life.
“Su Ruoxue, in the future, if anyone dares to provoke you, I will skin him alive. If a clan provokes you, I will slaughter this entire clan. If a kingdom provokes you, I will eradicate the entire kingdom!”
Jiang Yi had made this promise to Su Ruoxue, and he was now about to fulfill that promise. For his family, he could commit treason against the Divine Martial Kingdom. For the woman he loved, he would not hesitate to go against the world!
Death was something that he never feared.
Jiang Yunhai taught him this since he was young. Death was the final destination for all martial artists, and if a martial artist feared death, then they would never amount to much in this life. Martial artist, who didn’t go through life and death experiences, couldn’t be considered a true martial artist.
The path of a martial artist was to defy heaven and alter one’s fate. To go against the flow, one must not fear the grim reaper in order to have the opportunity to step towards the pinnacle.
Right now, there were more than a million military soldiers that were engulfing the entire Great Xia Kingdom, which would finally gather before Summer Rain City. The army might not have any Vajra Realm martial expert, but there were plenty of peak-stage Soul Travel Realm experts.
Jiang Yi’s current strength was barely on par with a Soul Travel Realm expert, and with the complement of the artifacts, he might have a chance to eliminate peak-stage Soul Travel Realm experts. Let alone an army that was a million strong—even an army which had hundreds of thousands of soldiers would be able to effortlessly grind him to dust.
For the past ten thousand years, it was the first united assault that combined so many influential forces. It was also the first time in ten thousand years that the Azure Dragon Empire revealed their fangs. Jiang Yi was the Patrol Envoy of the Azure Dragon Empire, and the Empire owed him a favor. On such a huge occasion, Princess Ling Xue would never give Jiang Yi any face, similarly for the other kingdoms. If he dared to go Summer Rain City, then… he must be prepared to break off all ties with the Azure Dragon Empire and have the determination to go against the five kingdoms.
Jiang Yi knew about this clearly, but he still didn’t reconsider because… the woman that he loved the most was in Summer Rain City.
Right now was that woman’s loneliest and most helpless moment, she was right about to throw her life away. He had to be by her side, and even if he couldn’t rescue her, he wanted to die along with her.
Jiang Xiaonu had been rescued while Jiang Yunhai had been found, and the two of them were very safely residing in Mt. Spirit Beast College. Jiang Yi no longer had any worries for the future consequences so he left resolutely.
Big Huang was constantly letting out deep moos while the six horns on its head were glowing with yellow light, turning all the soil and rocks into dust upon contact.
The tunnel was very moist, and Big Huang’s furious speed brought about a gust of violent wind, which caused Jiang Yi’s robes to flutter. His heart was thumping very quickly, and he was afraid he might be late if he made Big Huang surface to determine his location. He only calculated using his own mental clock.
He required at least three days to arrive at the Summer Rain City, and this was because he was traveling underground in a straight line across Mt. Thirty Thousand. If he had to route around the mountain, he reckoned it might take more time.
“Quick, Big Huang, hurry up!”
He constantly urged Big Huang while his eyes were brimming with cold, killing aura and sinister expression, which looked especially horrifying in the dimmed tunnel.
The Great Xia Kingdom was indeed in a miserable state. The Azure Dragon Empire and the five kingdoms’ armies didn’t head straight for Summer Rain City. They coordinated with mutual understanding and began to sweep the other cities of the Great Xia Kingdom.
The Azure Dragon Empire and the five kingdoms wanted to extinguish the Great Xia Kingdom. Since they wanted to extinguish a kingdom and give the Great Xia Kingdom a lesson of blood, then they had to extinguish it completely.
As long as the city put up a slight resistance, they would ultimately be cleansed with blood, and the treasures that belonged to the city lords and the major clans would be wiped clean. Of course… these armies were all rather civilized and didn’t intentionally rob or kill the commoners; neither did they raze the cities to the ground.
Despite the case, almost a million citizens of the Great Xia Kingdom were killed as of now while there were several cities which were nearly razed to the ground. Among the one million victims, half of them were from the military while the rest were martial artists from the minor and major clans and commoners killed by mistake.
Countless refugees escaped in all directions, which was why so many of them flocked to the foot of Mt. Thirty Thousand. They might be killed by demonic beasts on the outskirts of the mountain, but if they were to roam within the Great Xia Kingdom, they were definitely be ripped to pieces by the enemies’ armies.
During this period of time, the armies of the various kingdoms were addicted to plunder as though the Great Xia Kingdom turned into a defenseless young lass, which was ravaged by the armies. There were some cities which suffered repeated assaults: after one of the kingdoms left, another army from another kingdom would come within a few hours with the sounds of horses galloping.
The marshals of the six armies were rather smart as none of them attacked Summer Rain City by themselves. Summer Rain City was gathered with the Great Xia Kingdom’s final defense and all the experts.
The six armies chose to pillage all the cities in the Great Xia Kingdom several times first, and when there was truly nothing else to plunder, they would gather all their forces and attack Summer Rain City with their united armies.
There were smokes of war throughout the territories of the Great Xia Kingdom. When Su Diwang constantly received reports, there were times he nearly fainted. What else could he do? He had no choice but to guard the Summer Rain City with his life and wait for the appearance of a miracle or wait to be eradicated.
Noontime came. The six armies finally devastated all the cities within the Great Xia Kingdom, pillaged them multiple times, and there was truly nothing else to plunder anymore.
Apart from Summer Rain City, all the cities in the Great Xia Kingdom had fallen. The six armies took half a day’s rest and began to march towards Summer Rain City during the evening time in all directions. Once Summer Rain City had fallen, the Great Xia Kingdom would be officially announced as a vanquished nation.
The six armies were all cavalry soldiers. The Northern Mang Kingdom and Northern Liang Kingdom’s armies were all riding on a type of strange beasts, which were fast like the wind, trampling and leveling the lands of the Great Xia Kingdom with those steel hooves. On the night of the next day, the vanguard battalions that came from three of the kingdoms had arrived outside of Summer Rain City.
These three vanguard battalions didn’t invade and set up camp ten miles from Summer Rain City instead. They were preparing for all the armies to arrive before they assaulted the city from all directions.
During midnight, armies unceasingly gathered while the heavy sounds of metal hooves were like the calling from grim reapers, knocking on the hearts of millions of citizens in Summer Rain City.
On top of the city walls, all the soldiers of the Great Xia Kingdom looked silently at the clustered armies outside, which felt like an entrenched giant beast which would engulf the Summer Rain City at any moment.
The huge battle was about to start at any moment.