Chapter 1679: Succeed Soon?
Jin Lu had formulated plans as to how they were going to act. However, he still had to alter his plans according to the actual circumstances later.
After all, they weren’t alone and all of them were leading a large number of martial artists.
If Su Mo were alone, he would be easily dealt with. However, Su Mo was with a large number of martial artists.
“Aside from Su Mo and Huo Yi, who is the other leader going to the Dark Mountain Iron Mine?” Jin Lu asked the troop who had asked a question previously.
“There is also General Zhu Tong!” The troop respectfully replied.
“It is actually him!” Jin Lu jumped in realization as his eyes flashed brilliantly. The situation was getting interesting.
Zhu Tong also held a grudge against Su Mo!
Jin Lu’s face darkened. If Zhu Tong acted out against Su Mo, then he did not have to worry. Su Mo would definitely die by Zhu Tong’s hands.
This was highly probable. After all, the Third Prince wouldn’t allow an exceptional genius like Su Mo to grow and become stronger.
However, Jin Lu could not confirm whether Zhu Tong would kill Su Mo.
If Zhu Tong did not act and he didn’t either, then he would be wasting a golden opportunity!
Jin Lu frowned and he decided that he would act after all. However, he had to wait until after he had successfully completed his mission before he could act.
Luckily, Qiu Ta City, which he was assigned to, was not far from Dark Mountain Iron Mine, and it was also very near to the Black Mountain.
Hence, he could finish his mission early and leave to assassinate Su Mo.
Just as Jin Lu was pondering, the troops that had gone to Qiu Ta City had gathered outside the city gates. Two other military leaders ordered him to set off.
With that, the city gates opened and Jin Lu led his troops out of Black Mountain Fort and headed to Qiu Ta City.
Su Mo and Huo Yi did not have to wait long. Around 15 minutes later, Zhu Tong led everyone out as well.
Zhu Tong had quite a number of men under him. With a force of 2000 men in total and close to 20 Martial Honorable experts, they were the elite Black Cloud Army.
Zhu Ming, another disciple of the Zhu Family, was also among the army that Zhu Tong led.
“General Huo and Squadron Leader Su, lets head off!” Zhu Tong stood before Huo Yi and Su Mo as he spoke. His face showed none of his emotions.
“Alright, let’s go!” Huo Yi waved his hand and signaled for the army to leave the Black Mountain Fort.
Zhu Tong followed closely behind and Su Mo did not delay either as he quickly led his team.
The three groups of troops left Black Mountain Fort and flew up into the air as they headed for Dark Mountain Iron Mine.
Su Mo and Zhu Tong did not know where the Dark Mountain Iron Mine was, but Huo Yi was the leading general and he was very familiar with the area.
As such, Huo Yi led the group and Su Mo and Zhu Tong followed behind him.
Su Mo was being extra cautious and he purposely narrowed the distance between him and Zhu Tong in case Zhu Tong decided to act out on him suddenly.
He did not dare to underestimate Zhu Tong. Although Zhu Tong wasn’t a match for him at the same rank trial test at the banquet, Zhu Tong was, after all, a Rank 8 Martial Honorable, and his fighting strength would be terrifying without his cultivation rank being suppressed.
In the deep range of mountains, far away from Black Mountain, was the Blood Pupil Army.
In a cave, Elder Xue Cheng, Honored Wu Han and Wu Fengtian sat down cross-legged inside. They were waiting for news.
The three shut their eyes and silently cultivated as they waited for the news.
Right at that moment, the messaging charm within Elder Xue Cheng’s hands started to buzz.
Instantly, the three opened their eyes.
A sharp flash of light crossed their eyes. Was the news finally here?
With a mental thought, Elder Xue Cheng displayed the news in the messaging charm.
“Haha, everything is under our control!”
Elder Xue Cheng burst out into hearty laughter as he stood up and said, “Su Mo has left Black Mountain Fort and he is headed to Dark Mountain Iron Mine. We can set off now too!”
Wu Han and Wu Fengtian immediately glanced at each other as their lips curled into a sneer.
It seemed like they could complete their mission easily today and return back to the Sorcerer Tribe.
“Elder Xue Cheng, how many people are with Su Mo?” Wu Han quickly asked. He did not believe that Su Mo would head over by himself.
“According to the report, there are around 3000 men with him and there are only about 30 Martial Honorables with them!” Elder Xue Cheng replied.
“How strong is the strongest man?” Wu Fengtian asked. This was the point that he had to clarify. He was not afraid of how many people there were, but he was afraid of an expert.
After all, even if there were a hundred low ranked Martial Honorables, their combined strength was less than a high ranked Martial Honorable.
“There is a high ranked Martial Honorable, but the spy was not close by and he couldn’t see the exact rank of the man!” Elder Xue Cheng’s face was solemn as he informed the two.
“Then let’s assume that he is a Rank 9 Martial Honorable! As long as we can deal with the expert, the others won’t matter!” Honored Wu Han concluded.
Xue Cheng and Wu Fengtian nodded their heads. Since they were not sure of the exact cultivation rank of the expert, they would anticipate the highest possible strength as a precaution.
“Elder Xue Cheng, how many men are we bringing?” Wu Fengtian asked.
“No one else. Only the three of us will be heading over!” Elder Xue Cheng said.
“This… isn’t that not very appropriate?” Wu Fengtian frowned. Although the three of them were strong, Su Mo had 3000 men with him and he could take the opportunity of the ensuing chaos to escape.
“We have no choice. There are many spies of the Imperial Ancestor Court outside and if we make a big scene by bringing a big army, we will be discovered quickly. Once we are discovered, it will be very hard for us to advance. Zhu Long and the Second Princess are forces to be reckoned with!”
Elder Xue Cheng shook his head and continued, “If it just the three of us, the probability of being discovered is incredibly small!”
“It is enough. With the three of our strengths, we can easily kill Su Mo in the chaos!” Wu Han said in a low voice. He and Xue Cheng were both Rank 9 Martial Honorables, and although Wu Fengtian was a peak Rank 7 Martial Honorable, he was incredibly strong and could far overpower an average Rank 8 Martial Honorable.
With the three of them, killing Su Mo would be a piece of cake even if Su Mo was 1 in 3000 men.
“Mm, I am instructing the generals who have occupied the 17 other locations to retreat.” Elder Xue Cheng said.
Since Black Mountain Fort had sent extra men, the Blood Pupil Tribesmen who occupied the 17 other locations would not wait and die. They had to retreat.
However, they had to retreat at the correct time. If they retreated too early and the Black Mountain Fort received the news, they could get Su Mo and his gang to return.
With that, Elder Xue Cheng immediately passed out orders and prepared a careful plan.
“Alright, lets go!”
Once Elder Xue Cheng had finished the arrangements, Wu Fengtian impatiently barked out an order.
Without any further delays, the three left the mountain range and carefully headed towards the Dark Mountain Iron Mine.