Chapter 1646: Platoon Leader
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
Su Mo did not leave the scene. Since he had defeated the Squadron Leader, he would now assume the position.
Everyone at the scene had their eyes on Su Mo as their faces filled with shock.
Shangguan Hao was unexpectedly strong. It was terrifying for him to defeat Zhu Ying with a single attack.
In the distance, a silver-robed young man stood on a tall block of the stone palace as he watched the scene.
The young man was burly, with well defined muscles and a stoic face.
Even though he was just standing calmly in the distance, there was a sense of dominance around him.
The young man stared at Su Mo and slowly muttered under his breath. He had recognized at a glance that Shangguan Hao was the infamous genius of Shenwu Academy, Su Mo.
It was rumored that Su Mo was exceptionally talented and had strength that defied all odds. It was truly miraculous for Su Mo to defeat Zhu Ying in a single blow.
A few moments later, the young man did not continue waiting at his spot but his body jerked and he flew down to the stone palace.
Su Mo stood outside the gates of his stone palace and he saw Zhu Ying being supported by Lai Yu and the other squad leaders as he made his way back.
Zhu Ying’s face was incredibly pale and he looked ghastly. There was also a trace of blood running down his mouth.
Numerous people in Saint Royal City stared at Zhu Ying’s disheveled look as they pointed at him and they quietly gossiped among themselves.
Zhu Ying had lost all his face. As the Zhu Family’s direct disciple, he was among the three great families of the Imperial Ancestor Court. He had never been so humiliated!
Shoosh shoosh shoosh!
Lai Yu and the group of squad leaders supported Zhu Ying and lowered themselves before Su Mo.
“Zhu Ying, you have lost. The Squadron Leader position now belongs to me!” Su Mo looked towards Zhu Ying and declared.
Su Mo wasn’t really concerned about the Squadron Leader position and the only reason he wanted the position was because he didn’t want Zhu Ying to suppress him further.
Otherwise, Su Mo would not be contented in the Red Dragon Camp.
“Shangguan Hao, you are seeking your own death!” Zhu Ying’s eyes were bloodshot and he yelled out in rage. His eyes filled with madness and he wanted very badly to kill Su Mo.
However, he was already injured and in no condition to fight Su Mo.
The strength of the slap was insane, and it almost caused his head to explode.
Right now, there was still a splitting pain throbbing in his head. Both the Spiritual Soul and Fighting Soul in his mind had almost been destroyed by the slap. His mental strength had been sapped.
“What? You are dissatisfied?” Su Mo’s frowned as a murderous glare flashed through his eyes.
Zhu Ying had suffered such a devastating loss, but the killing intent surging from his body was still very intense. Su Mo wanted to kill him once and for all.
However, Su Mo did not attack. He could not be rash in the Imperial Ancestor Court.
As a disciple of the Zhu Family, Zhu Ying belonged to the top three great families in the Imperial Ancestor Court. Each great family had a lot of power and killing Zhu Ying would bring Su Mo trouble.
“I will definitely settle this grudge with you in the future!”
Zhu Ying glowered through gritted teeth. Despite the boiling rage in his heart, Zhu Ying did not act rashly. He knew that he wasn’t a match for Su Mo.
With that, Zhu Ying waved his hand and dismissed Lai Yu and the others beside him before he turned and strode out of the palace.
Lai Yu and the other 8 squad leaders exchanged looks of confusion. They were at a loss of what to do.
After that, Lai Yu and 5 others quickly followed after Zhu Ying.
On the other hand, 3 other squad leaders were conflicted and they did not chase after Zhu Ying.
Su Mo remained silent. He did not care about Zhu Ying at all.
At that point, his eyes fell upon the 3 squad leaders remaining at the scene.
“Greetings to Squadron Leader!”
As though they felt Su Mo’s gaze on them, the three people’s bodies jerked and they anxiously saluted Su Mo.
These three were not actually men of the Third Prince and it was only under Zhu Ying’s commands that they reluctantly acted for the Third Prince.
Now that Zhu Ying had been defeated, they could not leave and had to be loyal to the new Squadron Leader.
“Mm!” Su Mo acknowledged their greetings before his eyes scanned the crowd and he looked at the large number of martial artists.
“Greetings to Squadron Leader!”
A dozen over Red Dragon Camp martial artists cupped their fists towards Su Mo. These were all men in Su Mo’s squad.
The squadron that Su Mo now had was the 15th squadron. Now, Su Mo was in charge of a total of 100 people.
The martial artists in the squadron did not reject Su Mo as the rules had always been that way, where the strongest was the leader and the winner would lead them all.
If they had enough strength to defeat Zhu Ying, they would not have hesitated to challenge him.
“Very good!” Su Mo laughed. He was glad that the squadron had accepted his position.
As for Lai Yu and the other 6 squad leaders, it was actually better that they had left. That would mean they wouldn’t return.
“Squadron leader, now that you defeated Zhu Ying, you have to report to the Platoon Leader of our second platoon!” Heng Fei strode towards Su Mo and informed him.
“Mm!” Su Mo nodded his head. The squadron leader was different from a squad leader as it was a higher position. He had to report to the platoon leader.
Su Mo waved his hand dismissively towards the crowd before he said to Heng Fei, “Bring me to see the platoon leader.”
With that, Su Mo walked with Heng Fei towards the platoon leader’s stone palace.
“Heng Fei, what is the identity of the platoon leader?” As they walked, Su Mo asked Heng Fei curiously. He did not know much of the platoon leader as he had never seen him.
The Red Dragon Camp didn’t participate frequently in the front line of the battles and instead spent most of the time cultivating. Hence, the platoon leader rarely showed himself in front of them.
However, his avatar had been in the Red Dragon Camp for a rather long time and he knew the platoon leader’s name.
The platoon leader of the second platoon was called Ren Tianya.
“Brother Shangguan. There are three platoon leaders of the Red Dragon Camp, each of them are all Rank 9 Martial Honorables and none of them are a hundred years old yet. They are incredible strong!” Heng Fei told him seriously.
“Oh?” Su Mo’s eyes shone brightly. For a person to become a Rank 9 Martial Honorable before reaching one hundred years old was a remarkable feat.
Rank 9 Martial Honorables who were 80 or 90 years old were considered exceptional talents.
Of course, there were many young people who were Rank 9 Martial Honorables but were below age 100. However, those who could become Martial Sages within 100 years were incredibly rare talents.
This probability was about 1 in 1000 and maybe even 1 in 10,000.
Ancientspirit Galaxy was vast, but there wasn’t anyone who had managed to become a Martial Sage in the past ten over years. The difficulty of achieving that feat was high.
It was rumored that many superpowers had Sage-to-bes, but there were hardly any real Martial Sages.
However, in the past few years, many top geniuses had appeared in the galaxy and pretty soon, there could be exceptional genius who managed to become Martial Sages within 100 years.
At the very least, Jiang Shenye would have this ability. Furthermore, Jiang Shenye could easily achieve that feat.
“As for Platoon Leader Ren of our second platoon, he does not act for any prince. But the three princes, the First, Third and the Eighth Princes are all desperately trying to get him to their side.” Heng Fei continued.
“How about the other two platoon leaders?” Su Mo asked again.
“The platoon leader of the first platoon is loyal to the First Prince while the platoon leader of the third platoon is loyal to the Third Prince.” Heng Fei replied.
Su Mo nodded. The platoon leader of the first and third platoons belonged to the First and the Third Prince respectively. Yet, the Eighth Prince, Gu Tianyi did not have the support of any platoon leader and he would probably be desperately trying to win the support of the second platoon leader.
Of course, the other two princes would also try to gain Ren Tianya’s support. After all, whoever could win the support of two platoon leaders would be able to control the majority of the Red Dragon Camp’s strength.
That was because the Red Dragon Camp was under a Sage-to-be assigned to his position by the king. It was a senior statesman assigned to the camp and he typically did not frequent the Red Dragon Camp, nor involve himself in the camp’s matters.
Strictly speaking, the three platoon leaders of the camp were the real power holders.
Su Mo was slightly flabbergasted by the power struggle between the three princes. It was just a crown prince position, what was there to fight about?
If your strength could reach a stage where no one else could rival you, the entire world would bow their heads down to you. Was there a need to concern yourself over a simple crown prince position?
Furthermore, the king of the Imperial Ancestor Faction was a Martial Sage who would live for a very long time. Who knew when he would abdicate?
Of course that was only Su Mo’s own opinion. He had made decisions for the long-term and not many others would think like him.
Perhaps the three princes had a life dream to become a Martial Sage and become heir to the throne.
The living quarters of the platoon leader wasn’t far. That was because in every platoon, the stone palaces where everyone lived were in the same district.
Not long later, Su Mo and Heng Fei arrived at the biggest stone palace in the city.