Chapter 1678: Overcast With Murderous Intent
Su Mo was uncertain. He was with Zhu Tong. Was this General Zhu Long’s intentional arrangement, or was it merely a coincidence?
Zhu Tong and he had become enemies at a banquet. Zhu Long had shown his intention of killing him. If this arrangement was made intentionally by Zhu Long, then he had to be on his guard.
Su Mo did not hesitate too much. He immediately got up and led, along with Zhu Tong and the other defending general, Huo Yi.
Immediately after, the three of them strode out of the main hall and returned to the camp.
Both General Zhu Long and Jin Tai’s gazes fell on Su Mo’s retreating silhouette for a while. It wasn’t until Su Mo left the main hall that they looked away.
Subsequently, General Zhu Long continued to issue orders.
After Su Mo left the main hall with Zhu Tong and Huo Yi, they strode out of the Quarters.
Huo Yi was a relatively strong middle-aged man. He had a dark complexion and a little stubble on his chin. His cultivation was not low either as he had reached Level 5 Martial Honoured Realm.
“You two, we will gather at the gate of the fort!” Huo Yi told Su Mo and Zhu Tong. His body then flashed as he quickly left.
The camp of the defending army of the fort was not with the Black Cloud Army and Red Dragon Camp.
Hearing this, Su Mo and Zhu Tong both nodded.
“Su Mo, although we both have had our conflicts, this military task is important. We need to work together to complete this mission!” Zhu Tong’s eyes fell on Su Mo as he spoke in a low voice.
“Of course!” nodded Su Mo. However, he was still somewhat suspicious. Did Zhu Tong not bear old grudges?
Su Mo sneered. He could not believe that Zhu Tong was a Level 8 Martial Honoured Realm warrior. With such high cultivation, how could he take the initiative to resolve their enmity?
Furthermore, Su Mo was extremely sensitive. Previously, he could clearly sense the murderous intent from Zhu Tong.
After speaking, Su Mo’s body flashed as he quickly flew towards the camp.
Zhu Tong did not waste any time either. Together with Su Mo, he quickly returned to the camp.
After Su Mo returned to the camp, he immediately gathered a dozen of troops under him.
Soon there were about 97 people in the troop and the assembly was complete.
As a few squad leaders had left with Zhu Ying, the squadron that he managed was not in full force and there were only currently 97 people.
The 97 Soldiers of the Red Dragon Camp lined up nicely with a cool, suave aura in their teams under Heng Fei, Ge Li, Wang Xi and the other squad leaders.
So Mo stood in front of all the soldiers as he scanned them and nodded.
This squadron under him was not weak. There were five people who were of Level 1 Martial Honoured Realm Cultivation in the squad. Heng Fei’s Cultivation had also broken through Martial Honoured Realm half a month ago.
About 90% of the people were high-level Martial Emperor Realm warriors out of the remaining people. Less than 10% of them were all Level 6 Martial Emperor Realm warriors.
“Wait till we go to Dark Mountain Iron Mine and kill all those from Blood Pupil Clan there. You will get all the war spoils from those you killed!” Su Mo surveyed the audience and said in a clear voice.
“OK!” Replied the almost hundred soldiers present. Their eyes glistened as their fighting spirit was shocking.
They had been cooped up all day in Saint Royal City. There had not been a chance to go out at all in the past two years. Now, their chance had come.
An expedition was the best opportunity to obtain resources. The more people they killed, they more they would earn.
Killing enemies and obtaining resources for themselves in Imperial Ancestor Court was a source of morale for the soldiers.
“However, you are not to snatch war spoils from others. You will be punished by the law if you do so!” Su Mo added.
This was something that they had to be reminded of. The war spoils of enemies they killed would belong to the warrior. If there were to snatch from one another, wouldn’t it cause more chaos?
“Understood!” The crowd replied loudly. They were naturally clear of this matter.
“Alright, let’s go!”
Su Mo waved his hands as he immediately turned around and flew towards the outside of the camp as the soldiers followed behind.
Not Long after, Su Mo led the soldiers to the main gate of the Fort.
At that moment, Huo Yi has already brought all his men and were already waiting.
Huo Yi had many people. There were about a thousand of them. However, their cultivation was not high. About half of them were Martial Emperor Realm warriors. Apart from Huo Yi himself, there were only three Martial Honoured Realm Elites.
Of course, this group was obviously not his main team. The Black Cloud Army people under Zhu Tong and the other leaders were the main team.
Huo Yi and his men were not the only ones at the gate of the Fort. There were also tens of thousands of people bustling with activity at the gate.
There were 17 places that had been conquered by the Blood Pupil Clan and there were about 3000 soldiers in each place. In total, there were 50,000 to 6,000 people from the Blood Pupil Clan.
Su Mo, Zhu Tong and Huo Yi were going towards Dark Mountain Iron Mine. Those who had been dispatched to other places had also gathered at the gate of the Fort.
There were a few groups of people who were already in full force and had left the Fort. However, there were many more who were waiting.
“General Huo, has Zhu Tong not yet arrived?” Su Mo asked in a low voice as he came to Huo Yi’s side.
“He has not arrived yet. Leader Su, let’s continue to wait!” Huo Yi said. He did not belittle Su Mo just because Su Mo was of a lower cultivation.
The Red Dragon Camp was well-known in Imperial Ancestor Court. Although there were only 3000 people in the entire camp, they were the best in the army.
“OK!” Su Mo nodded. Zhu Tong did indeed have many people under him and it would naturally take a longer time for him to gather everyone.
Su Mo waited at the corner as he frowned and thought hard. If he predicted correctly, Zhu Tong would definitely attack him.
However, he did not think too much about it. Even if Zhu Tong was a Level 8 Martial Honoured Realm Warrior, killing Su Mo was not going to be easy.
First of all, Su Mo still had the Seven-Colored Glazed Pagoda. This Pagoda should be a Middle Grade Sage Weapon, or even an Upper Grade Sage Weapon. It was extremely powerful and was enough to multiply his strength by a few times.
Next, he now had forcefully blended the Chaotic Energy. As long as he grasped the opportunity while going against an enemy, it would definitely be a huge murder weapon.
As such, although he had no guarantee of defeating Zhu Tong, he was confident of defending himself.
Just as Su Mo was in deep thought, a soldier from the Black Cloud Army walked out of the tens of thousands of soldiers that gathered at the gate.
This soldier walked slowly before the group that Huo Yi led. He chatted quietly with another Defending Soldier and then retreated.
This was out of he ordinary, yet it did not raise the attention of many.
This Black Cloud Army soldier then returned back to his troop and came before a scrawny General.
This General was none other than Jin Lu.
“General Bing, they want to go to Dark Mountain Iron Mine!” The soldier reported to Jin Lu.
“OK!” Jin Lu nodded. He looked around as he looked across the numerous people in the crowd and saw Su Mo not far away.
As he had left the Mansion of the City Governor earlier, he was unsure of what had happened previously and where Su Mo would be dispatched to.
He had just seen Su Mo and Huo Yi talking to each other and made the soldiers under him question the defending soldiers under Huo Yi.
“Dark Mountain Iron Mine?” Jin Lu muttered to himself. He was clear about the location of this place. Previously he had already prepared and understood the 17 places that had been conquered.
Now that he knew where Su Mo was going, Jin Lu could not help but wonder – what was the most suitable way to take action?