Chapter 1686: Honorable Soul Banner
Zhu Tong did indeed escape. He had seized the opportunity during the explosion between the bloody ball and the blood-colored Holy Sword to successfully escape.
However, not only had his vitality been greatly reduced, his physical body was also heavily injured and his entire body was stained with fresh blood.
After his escape from the Dark Iron mine, he did not dare to remain at the location further and he quickly flew back towards the Black Mountain Fort.
“Thank god I saved my own life!”
Zhu Tong sighed out helplessly. Although his vitality was greatly reduced and he was heavily injured, he had saved his own life.
He felt lucky as soon as he thought about how Huo Yi, Zhu Ming, Jin Lu and all the other troops had died. Su Mo had also been captured.
“Why did the Sorcerer Tribesmen help the Blood Pupil Clan!” Zhu Yi was confused, the two Sorcerer Tribesmen were way too strong.
The Rank 9 Martial Honorable Realm middle-aged man lived up to his rank but the young man’s cultivation rank was not as high as his. However, the young man’s strength was on par with his.
Shoosh shoosh shoosh!
Just as Zhu Tong was pondering over the issue, air-rending sounds emerged from afar and he lifted his head up only to see a group of people speeding over.
“I am afraid they are too late!”
Zhu Tong sighed inwardly. The group of people flying over were the Second Princess, Zhu Long, Jin Tai and Ren Tianya.
All the top experts of the Black Mountain Fort had arrived.
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
In an instant, the group arrived before Zhu Tong and slowed down to meet him.
“Zhu Tong, what happened?” The Second Princess asked the first question. Her face was dark and cold, as though she had already guessed the outcome of the battle.
Everyone’s eyes fell upon Zhu Tong and they frowned at his pitiful state.
With a solemn, pale face, Zhu Tong reported, “A Rank 9 Martial Honorable of the Blood Pupil Clan allied with two strong martial artists of the Sorcerer Tribe and and ambushed us. Aside from me, the other 3000 troops are all dead!”
The group jumped in shock but they were not overly surprised. They had guessed the outcome of the battle as soon as they saw Zhu Tong alone with his heavy injuries.
“Zhu’er, are you alright?” Zhu Long asked with his face full of worry.
“Uncle, I am fine!” Zhu Tong shook his head.
“Go, let’s go over and have a look!” Second Princess lightly ordered before her body jerked and she led the group towards the Dark Iron Mine.
A few moments later, the group arrived at their destination and took in the sight of the great battle.
However, aside from the mountain of corpses and the river of fresh blood from the cave, there was no other signs of life on Dark Mountain.
“Damn it!” Rage filled the Second Princess’ face. The Blood Pupil Clan were too merciless in killing everyone. Did they think the Imperial Ancestor Court Faction was a pushover?
“Zhu Tong, you also mentioned there were 2 Sorcerer Tribesmen?” The Second Princess asked.
“Mm! They captured Su Mo!” Zhu Tong nodded his head in reply.
“Su Mo did not die?” Ren Tianya asked with shock. As the platoon leader of the 2nd platoon, Su Mo was a talented subordinate and he was hence naturally concerned over Su Mo.
The Second Princess’ eyes sparkled as soon as she heard Zhu Tong’s words. Su Mo was a top talent who had high potential. If he didn’t die, she would think of a way to rescue him.
Commander Jin Tai’s eyes also flashed. Jin Lu wanted to kill Su Mo but Su Mo didn’t even die in such a battle?
“Nope, but he was sucked into the Honorable Soul Banner of the Sorcerer Tribesmen!” Zhu Tong added. He knew what the Honorable Soul Banner was. After all, it was a flagship weapon of the Sorcerer Tribe that many people knew.
Zhu Tong was actually pleased that Su Mo had been captured. After all, that was his goal.
“Honorable Soul Banner?” Everyone frowned once again and sighed inwardly. Being sucked into the banner meant certain death and it was too late for the group to try and save Su Mo.
The Second Princess shook her head sadly. She looked highly upon Su Mo and she didn’t expect that he would die so soon.
Jin Tai’s lips quivered slightly. It was good news that Su Mo was dead as Jin Lu wouldn’t have to act and the First Prince would be pleased.
Right at that moment, Zhu Tong turned his head towards Jin Tai and said in a low voice, “Commander, Jin Lu is also dead!”
“What?” Jin Tai jumped in shock and he was momentarily stunned. Jin Lu wasn’t even sent to the Dark Iron Mine in Dark Mountain, why would he be dead?
“Jin Lu came here previously and he was killed!” Zhu Tong continued in a low voice. Zhu Tong was a man of the Third Prince, while Jin Lu was the subordinate of the First Prince. His death spelled good news for Zhu Tong.
“Damn it!” Jin Tai immediately fumed with rage. Jin Lu was his nephew and he had actually been killed.
His face turned as dark as water and he knew that Jin Lu must have arrived at the Dark Mountain to kill Su Mo. Unfortunately, Jin Lu ended up being killed by the experts of the Sorcerer Tribe.
What bad luck!
“The Blood Pupil Clan is too evil. Let’s return to the fort and lead the troops immediately to attack the Blood Pupil Clan!”
The Second Princess’ eyes brimmed brightly. Although the number of men they had lost was not considered a lot, there was a great number of Martial Honorable that had been killed. This was a heavy blow for the army and they would take revenge.
“Yes!” The crowd immediately replied.
With that, everyone turned and left the Dark Iron Mine to return back to Black Mountain Fort.
In the boundless sky, three figures shot through the air at an incredibly fast speed.
These three figures were Elder Xue Cheng, Wu Han and Wu Fengtian respectively.
They were heading back to Blood Pupil City. Before this, Elder Xue Cheng had returned to the army to make arrangements for troops to be stationed at the border of the clan and adopt a defensive stance.
Since the three of them had accomplished their goals, they naturally returned to Blood Pupil City.
“Honored Wu Han, Wu Fengtian, your goal has been achieved. Please stay at the Blood Pupil City for a few more days so that we can drink wine to celebrate your victory!” Elder Xue Cheng smiled.
“Xue Cheng, we have already been out for a long time and we have to return to the tribe soon!”
Wu Han shook his head and continued, “Don’t worry, I will not forget any of the rewards that I promised you.”
“Hehe, I am not worried about that. Since you two are determined to head back to your tribe, I will not hold you back further!” Elder Xue Cheng replied.
With that, a flash of light crossed through his eyes as he stared at Wu Fengtian and informed him, “Fengtian, the pagoda that Su Mo used earlier is extraordinary!”
“It is indeed extraordinary, as it is a Sacred Weapon!” Wu Fengtian wore his stone-cold face as he spoke.
“Haha, this time, Fengtian not only completed his mission, he also obtained a Sacred Weapon, what a joyous affair!”
Elder Xue Cheng clapped his hands together gleefully. He could tell that the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda was an extraordinary weapon but he didn’t dare to steal it from Wu Fengtian. After all, the Blood Pupil Clan did not dare to offend the Sorcerer Tribe.
“It is a pleasant surprise!” Wu Fengtian’s lips curled up into a slight smile. The pagoda was sucked into his Honorable Soul Banner and it was his object already.
Although Su Mo hid in the pagoda, it was very easy for Wu Fengtian to kill Su Mo.
The three talked casually as they flew back towards the Blood Pupil City. The territory of the Blood Pupil Clan was not large and with their speed, they arrived at their destination within 2 hours.
After that, Wu Han and Wu Fengtian bade their farewells to Elder Xue Cheng and then left Red Millet Star by the Space Teleportation Formation.
Once they left Red Millet Star, Wu Han and Wu Fengtian headed directly back to the Sorcerer Tribe.
Inside the Honorable Soul Banner.
It was a pitch-black world which not a single beam of light passed through. The ominous sense around the world created an atmosphere that felt like the nine hells.
This world was vast. There were no skies or ground and everything in the world floated around aimlessly. Occasionally, roars and howls would echo through the world, sending a terrifying chill down one’s spine.
In the midst of all the darkness, a Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda glowed with seven-colored light, illuminating the world as it floated in the air.