Chapter 1102: The Might of the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner!
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
The moment the Blood Beast Army and the Death Army became mired in a bitter battle, in the distance, dust began to billow into the air. Beneath this cloud of dust was the gleaming golden light of countless golden-armored warriors riding out like a storm.
Xu Keyi took only a single glance before grimacing and turning his head. “Lord Marquis, it’s the Revelation Army!”
Although the army had been given a massive boost in power by the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner sent by the Sage Emperor, everyone was still frightened by the dreadful fighting power of the Revelation Army.
“General Li, I must trouble you again!”
Wang Chong turned to the black-armored guard behind him.
The guard said nothing, only gave a slight nod.
Boom! The black-armored guard took a single step forward, causing the entire world to quake around him.
For the first time in this battle, the black-armored guard continued to stride forward, leaving the defense line and entering the intense battlefield.
The moment he stepped out, the Divine Martial Army, Divine Prison Army, Dragon Stallion Army, Roaring Tiger Army, Ultimate Martial Army, and Xuanwu Army all felt a reaction from the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner. Their seven halos fused completely with the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner.
Once he was completely outside the first defense line, the black-armored guard stopped and turned to glance at Anxi Protector-General Gao Xianzhi.
“You should go as well!”
Gao Xianzhi understood and gestured at the Iron Wall Army behind him.
A moment later, the seventeen hundred soldiers of the Iron Wall Army marched out.
Hwooo! The Nine Dragon Blood War Banner waved and an invisible energy immediately engulfed the Iron Wall Army.
Clangclangclang! With a metallic clattering, the energies of the seventeen hundred Iron Wall Army soldiers began to swell.
Six new and different war halos of various colors flowed out from the Iron Wall Army soldiers and swiftly wrapped around their feet.
In the blink of an eye, all the Iron Wall Army soldiers gathered beneath the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner, becoming one with the Divine Martial Army, Divine Prison Army, Roaring Tiger Army, Dragon Stallion Army, Ultimate Martial Army, and Xuanwu Army.
If one looked down from the sky, one could see that these top-class armies of the Great Tang were all faintly linked together, all surrounding the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner in an awe-inspiring formation.
Now that all seven armies had emerged from the steel defense line, light and shadow began to twist over their heads.
A massive golden stele, more than ten meters tall, appeared in the sky. If one looked carefully, one could see five mysterious black carvings on this golden stele.
These five words contained the power of ancient laws, and these five words were different from any extant language, seeming to come from a time before even the dawn of human history.
Lights flashed beneath the massive golden stele, and suddenly, a massive dragon more than one hundred feet long howled out and began to circle around the stele, its contemptful eyes looking upon the vast sea of Arab cavalry.
There was no sound in the air, and yet everyone in a range of tens of thousands of feet could hear the bellow of a dragon.
This mighty sound stimulated primordial fear in the depths of everyone’s hearts.
Neeigh! Without any warning, the Arabian warhorses reared up on their hindlegs in fright.
“Bastards! What’s going on here?”
The strangeness of their mounts startled the Arab cavalry and made them curse in Arabic.
When a formation that used the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner as its center was activated, it would create a faint draconic aura that would intimidate all beasts and warhorses for tens of thousands of feet around it.
Neeeigh! In their fright, countless warhorses began to jump around and slam into each other, immediately causing chaos and turmoil.
The commander of the Revelation Army swiftly issued his order. “Everyone, hear my order! First eliminate the foes of the Blood Beast Army and Death Army, then shatter all the other infidels!”
This Revelation Army commander was even taller than Li Siye and possessed a pair of astonishingly sharp eyes. In a flash, he had decided on his targets in the Tang army.
Amongst these soldiers, there was no doubt that the Roaring Tiger Army and the Ultimate Martial Army were the strongest, and the Revelation Army’s strategy was fairly simple and crude.
If they could destroy the strongest and best of their foes, they could immediately damage the morale of their foes. A greatly demoralized foe would crumble without even being attacked!
This was the reasoning behind the Revelation Army’s strategy to attack the strong.
Clangclangclang! The Revelation Army soldiers pulled out their greatswords and aimed them to the sky, creating a forest of golden swords.
The golden greatswords were then leveled like spears at the Roaring Tiger Army and the Ultimate Martial Army.
As the Revelation Army charged forward, all the other Arab soldiers sought to get out of its way. Meanwhile, the massive rumbling produced by the charging of the several thousand soldiers of the Revelation Army filled the world, drowning out even the sounds of fighting between the Ultimate Martial Army and Death Army. The only sound to be heard on the battlefield was the thundering of hooves.
Even though the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army couldn’t see the Revelation Army, they could hear the thundering hooves and almost instinctively felt danger, their hearts chilling and their minds becoming vigilant.
At the same time, beneath the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner, the soldiers of the Xuanwu Army turned in shock toward that thick cloud of golden light, their eyes turning red.
“It’s the Revelation Army!” a Xuanwu Army soldier hollered.
Although they hadn’t known what this army was at first, when the battle was over, almost all the Xuanwu Army soldiers had come to know the name of their Arab foe.
The eight thousand soldiers of the Xuanwu Army had been able to fight on equal level against the Beheader Army, but when the Revelation Army entered the field, they had immediately sustained severe losses.
An army of eight thousand was rapidly cut down to two thousand. The battlefield at that time had been a sea of blood dotted with the corpses of the Xuanwu Army.
Even though they had been able to suppress and even overcome the Beheader Army, the sharp swords of the five thousand Revelation Army soldiers had torn through them like they had been made of paper. For the first time, the soldiers of the Xuanwu Army had felt a deep helplessness and sorrow.
“Everyone, on your guard! The Revelation Army!”
The other armies noticed the strangeness of the Xuanwu Army and soon saw the Revelation Army approaching the battlefield like a golden thunderbolt.
In the battle, the Xuanwu Army had performed just as well as the other armies, but the Revelation Army had pierced right through it. There was no question that it posed an enormous threat to the other armies.
Clangclangclang! The unique golden armor of the Revelation Army clattered on their bodies, getting louder and louder as they got closer and closer, producing a sound like no other suit of armor.
A roar echoed over the battlefield. The Revelation Army stood at the apex of Arabia as its most powerful army, and when it began to charge, it did so with the power of an avalanche. Any existence that was not on the same level would feel immense psychological pressure from its charge.
An army that could completely crush the Xuanwu Army was not something ordinary soldiers could deal with.
The several thousand Revelation Army soldiers shot out of the Arab army like a golden sunbeam and charged at the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army. Clang! The strongest two armies of the Great Tang side only had time to raise their swords and bring them to bear against the swords of the Revelation Army.
Time seemed to slow down to a crawl as the symbolic golden greatswords of the Revelation Army smashed against the human wall of the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army, their weapons intersecting. Booooom! The impact of these weapons, each weighing dozens of jin, seemed to cause the entire world to shake and sway. The clash of these two swords was like mountains ramming into each other, two primordial beasts locking heads.
Qutaybah, Abu Muslim, Wang Chong, Gao Xianzhi, and even Dalun Ruozan and Duwu Sili were paying close attention to this intense battle.
This one clash would undoubtedly decide the course of this battle.
If the Revelation Army could successfully tear apart the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army, then it could rout the rest of the Tang army and bring Tang morale to its absolute nadir. Not only that, it could pierce through the Tang formation and lead the Blood Beast Army, Death Army, and other Arab armies to cut like a sharp knife through the Tang army and completely shatter it.
Everything would be completely different.
With this enormous sound, time returned to its normal speed.
As countless people watched, several figures were flung into the air, but more soldiers were forced backward by the charge of the Revelation Army, their halos flickering and vibrating. Even with seven halos, the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army still found it very difficult to stop the charge of the Revelation Army.
As one of the most powerful armies in the world, the Revelation Army had reached a level that ordinary people would find difficult to imagine. Despite being empowered by the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner, the Roaring Tiger Army and Ultimate Martial Army still found it hard to reach the Revelation Army’s level.
“Hold!” somebody roared in the middle of the chaos.