1412 The Eight Undead Rulers, Part Two
Edited by Aelryinth
In addition to the Phantom Commander, three other Undead Rulers had shown up. The Mountain Zombie was obviously the strongest among them. He was currently heading toward the Great Pyramid of Giza with great strides.
The Mountain Zombie was obviously clearing a path for the King of Undead. He would toss a Flesh Mound Corpse Official at the Great Pyramid of Giza every few steps to keep applying pressure to it.
The Phantom Commander was a formidable enemy for the creatures of the Underworld. Even the Dark Pharaoh of Serpents was forced to retreat with his remaining troops. Meanwhile, the army of skeletons led by the Nether Bone Dragon was the vanguard of the Kingdom of Undead.
There was no enemy that the army of skeletons could not devour. The white wriggling ocean could even convert the Underworld creatures into a part of them!
The Kingdom of Undead soon revealed its full power. The other five Undead Rulers had appeared too! None were too far from the King of Undead. The whole army had formed an undead whirlpool, with the King of Undead in the center.
The undead whirlpool would advance every time the King of Undead took a step forward. It immediately devoured any Underworld creatures that dared to block the King of Undead’s path.
Within the Underworld army, a demon ruler resembling a goat plied its golden staff at the skeletons. Their bones scattered in the air like the splashes of a wave. The ferocious creature was clearly a reliable warrior that the Sphinx had Summoned. Every time it waved its golden staff around, it would knock a bunch of skeletons into pieces and smash their bones into white sand.
The King of Undead glanced at the Goat-Headed Ruler. He did not even have to give an order. The Carnelian Zombie Ruler, one of the eight Undead Rulers, immediately stepped forward. The army of skeletons and zombies quickly cleared a path for it.
The Carnelian Zombie Ruler was similar to the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials in size; one could even say that the Carnelian Zombie Ruler was the strongest existence among the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials. Its body was hung about with heads, each with a pair of eyes and a mouth. It was a ghastly creature that one could only imagine would appear in nightmares. Anyone would feel their scalp turning numb just by looking at it!
The Carnelian Corpse Ruler rushed up to the Goat-Headed Ruler, and the two enormous undead began brawling with one another. The Carnelian Corpse Ruler stomped the Goat-Headed Ruler’s staff to pieces. The Goat-Headed Ruler blew half of the Carnelian Corpse Ruler’s head off!
The Goat-Headed Ruler was obviously the commander of the Twin-Bodied Demon Cows, as it was surrounded by them. Some of the Twin-Bodied Demon Cows were over thirty meters tall. They continued to stand out amid the chaotic battle.
The Twin-Bodied Demon Cows charged at the enemy at the Goat-Headed Ruler’s command, crushing the skeletons that were leading the way to pieces. The Carnelian Corpse Ruler was utterly infuriated. It summoned the troop of Hatchet Corpse Generals to brutally dissect the Twin-Bodied Demon Cows!
The Hatchet Corpse Generals were incredibly strong, too; Mo Fan had witnessed their strength personally. They were a bunch of Great Warrior-level creatures. The muscular Twin-Bodied Demon Cows struggled to fend the Hatchet Corpse Generals off as they were charging forward like a group of meat-mincing chariots…
The Hatchet Corpse Generals were completely unstoppable as they cleared a path through the Underworld army. Only the Brutal Sword Death Servants were able to take the Hatchet Corpse Generals on. Unfortunately, the Phantom Commander had already taken most of them out, allowing the Hatchet Corpse Generals to forcibly tear through the Underworld army and split the Underworld forces in half!
The Goat-Headed Ruler was not as strong as the Carnelian Corpse Ruler. The Carnelian Corpse Ruler was one of the eight Endead Rulers. It was at the same level as the Dark Pharaoh of Serpents and the Scorpion Lord Medusa. When the Goat-Headed Ruler was defeated, its Twin-Bodied Demon Cows were crushed by the sea of skeletons.
The number of the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials was the highest among the Ruler-level undead. Not only were they good at attacking enemy territories, they were also producing more skeletons!
Following the defeat of the Twin-Bodied Demon Cows, the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials devoured their remains under the lead of the Carnelian Corpse Ruler. They swiftly digested the Twin-Bodied Demon Cows’ flesh and used their bones to form new Commander-level skeletons. They either used the bones to strengthen the existing Commander-level skeletons or produced new skeletons who would take orders from the Nether Bone Dragon!
As such, even though the army of skeletons was suffering great casualties as the vanguard of the Kingdom of Undead, they could easily replenish their numbers by winning the battle. The pharaohs never expected their people to be slowly converted into the servants of the Ancient Capital’s Kingdom of Undead!
The remaining three Undead Rulers did not engage the enemy. They were following behind the King of Undead, waiting for the Great Pyramid of Giza to send out worthy opponents. The eight Undead Rulers did not think the Underworld Monarch Frogs commanding the Yoked were worthy of their attention. Their subordinates would gladly take care of the Underworld Monarch Frogs instead!
Mo Fan turned around to examine at the other three Undead Rulers. They were the Red Skeleton Ruler, the Phantom Tyrant Emperor, and the Queen of Netherworld…
The Red Skeleton Ruler’s appearance was no different than human bones. It did not have a single thing symbolizing its strength of a Ruler-level creature; it was merely a dark red skeleton standing around five steps behind the King of Undead like a loyal servant. If it was not standing side by side with the other Undead Rulers, Mo Fan would even think it was just an ordinary Warrior-level skeleton. He would not expect it to be one of the eight Undead Rulers.
It did not show up during the Calamity of the Ancient Capital. He could not tell if it was slumbering still, or maybe everyone had simply overlooked it.
The Phantom Tyrant Emperor was extremely huge. It was like a mountain shrouded by a black mist, standing firmly behind the King of Undead. It looked like a black mantle hanging between Heaven and Earth.
The Phantom Tyrant Emperor’s presence was stronger than the one killed at the outer wall of the Ancient Capital. Mo Fan had not expected there to be two Phantom Tyrant Emperors. The one that was killed during the Calamity of the Ancient Capital wasn’t even one of the eight Undead Rulers, but the one standing behind the King of Undead was the strongest Phantom Tyrant Emperor!
The Queen of Netherworld was also a powerful Great Ruler-level creature that Mo Fan had not seen before. She was the commander of the specters.
The specters had the lowest numbers within the Kingdom of Undead, but they were the trickiest to deal with. Apart from the Light Element and Elements like Psychic and Curse, all Elemental Magic was useless against them!
The Queen of Netherworld resembled a human, too. As a matter of fact, she looked like a gorgeous woman. She was surprisingly emanating a unique scent, instead of the rotting odor like the zombies. Her eyes glittered when she saw Mo Fan looking at her. Mo Fan immediately felt his hair standing on end when he saw the Queen of Netherworld inspecting him carefully.
Her eyes were able to see through a person’s mind and soul, just like the Scorpion Lord Medusa’s eyes. Mo Fan had only exchanged a quick glance with her, but he already saw images of an ancient palace covered in blood and infants dying in horrible ways. He also saw a glamorous woman who ended her own life by slicing her own throat, and eyes that were filled with discontent…
The eyes were exactly the same as the Queen of Netherworld’s eyes. They were pitch-black and seductive, like the eyes of a cat.
The King of Undead turned around and looked at the Queen of Netherworld while Mo Fan’s mind was filled with the images that she had projected.
The Queen of Netherworld immediately realized how bold she was to use her magic on her king’s student, especially when he was in such a weak state…
“Such a pity, I could have treated your wounds if I’m still alive. No one could possibly match my healing abilities,” the Queen of Netherworld smiled after her attitude toward him shifted.
Mo Fan slowly regained consciousness. He almost broke out in a cold sweat.
His mind had always been his weakness, so the Queen of Netherworld could easily become a huge threat to him. Her power could easily match that of the Scorpion Lord Medusa!
Speaking of which, she could still speak like a human. It was quite rare among the undead…
The remains of the Underworld creatures piled up across the land. The sea of skeletons eventually pushed the Underworld army beyond the collapsed Great Wall.
The Squaretrek Plain lay to the north of the Wall, and was where the main force of the Underworld army had gathered. They no longer had the inclination to chase after the scent of living humans after they were brutally massacred by the Kingdom of Undead. They began to regroup and form up, with the Great Pyramid of Giza as their base of operations and the Squaretrek Plain as the battlefield!
The King of Undead halted briefly at the debris of the Great Wall.
He looked to the west and saw the end of the wall, before looking at the Shenmu Keep in the east, which served as the other end of the wall. The ancient line of defense had been trampled to the ground by the enemy.
“What a waste of my masterpiece!” the King of Undead grumbled.
The Ancient King seemed to be complaining about how they had failed to utilize the ancient Wall properly. He did not stay at the debris for too long. He continued to move toward the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Mo Fan was a little confused. He did not understand what the Ancient King was implying. Could it be that the Great Wall had other uses?
On the other hand, he had just claimed the Great Wall as his masterpiece. He could not help but wonder if the man inside the armor was the Ancient King or his Chief Military Instructor. He was struggling to find an answer to the question.
Or maybe he was both the Ancient King and the Chief Military Instructor. Maybe Zhan Kong did not die after putting on the Ancient King’s robe, or maybe his soul had merged with the Ancient King’s soul, sharing their memories and beliefs?
A black fly, part of the Fiendish Night, flew toward Mo Fan while he was trying to figure out the answer.
Mo Fan was startled. His eyes soon erupted into passionate flames!
The Cold Prince!
The culprit was not far away from their position!
Even though Mo Fan was covered in wounds and bruises, even though he was already overwhelmed by fatigue, he could not afford to let the Red Cardinal escape!