The Charm of Soul Pets - Chapters Chapter 1258: Yellow Springs Road: No Exit, Berserk Corpse Army
All kinds of fairies and elemental demons’ shrieks filled the Yellow Spring Road. The seven hundred elemental soul pets were almost instantly halved. Only a hundred or so were truly retracted. The remaining two to three hundred were limited by darkness energy. Even if the soul pet trainers casted their retraction spell, they couldn’t retract their soul pets.
The shadow beast darted between elements. Everywhere it passed, there were no survivors. These dominator rank soul pets on the other side couldn’t cast a technique because its techniques could cause the most direct damage to the elemental emperors.
The group of navies were all pale faced, the terror of the shadow beast embedded deep in their hearts!!
The elemental soul pets started scattering. However, there were less than two hundred that got away. Only then did the dominator rank soul pets again surround the shadow beast to pressure it further!
The shadow beast was inflicted with moderate wounds but compared to the elemental team completely collapsing, the final loss will be the navy’s!
The elemental team was always the core of an army. Their powerful elemental techniques could cause great threat even to advanced organisms. However, once they couldn’t be grouped up, they were useless.
The third navy’s elemental team was basically gone!
The battle continued. Many dominator rank organisms held their breaths as theys tared at the shadow beast.
They constantly attacked and also worried that the shadow beast would jump into the emperor army and cause destruction to all the other teams.
Shadow beast had beast type and its power was equally strong. After the Steel Lion was sent flying, its body full of armor was fully corroded and it looked like a rotting corpse.
Xia Zhixian quickly cast an incantation to help her soul pet heal the steel lion and remove the dark corrosion. After a bout of healing, they finally saved the steel lion’s life.
However, the steel lion was defeated, meaning the rest of the dominator rank team was heavily hit. After not too long, of the twenty dominator rank soul pet, six were killed and ten were heavily wounded!
Luckily, Thousand Wave Beast’s Void Armor stabilized the situation. With the effect of Void Armor and many other beast type emperors’ support, the shadow beast’s wounds were slowly affecting its battle.
“Army attack!” Military counselor Huang Mang seized the opportunity and immediately sent out the beast type emperor ranks and wing type emperor ranks to weaken the shadow beast.
This weakening was, in reality, just trading countless emperor rank soul pets’ lives for the stamina and health of the shadow beast.
Blood again flowed down the yellow spring road, its thick blood scent bothering to the nose.
Wave after wave of emperor ranks were killed, their corpses strewn across the bloody river like litter.
This bitter scene caused even Chu Mu to shift his expression. His gaze fell back onto the great leader Xu Kuang.
Even though the navy’s soul pets were heavily killed, the great leader Xu Kuang still wasn’t going to join the battle. In fact, he didn’t even let Hai Qie attack.
Xu Kuang wasn’t doing this because he was naturally cruel, nor was it because he viewed soul pets’ lives as dirt. Instead, as the highest leader, he had to save his energy for the last obstacle, especially on this Yellow Springs Road where they could easily die. It may be the case that if he summoned an extra soul pet here, it was very likely that they would lose later on down the road. That would mean that not only the navy’s soul pets die, the navy themselves were likely all going to die as well!
Furthermore, Chu Mu could see that the navy units weren’t angry or grumbling because of the leader’s apathy. As subordinates, they knew they had to use their lives to build the way forward for their leader. If every small mishap required the leader to intervene, what use were they?
“This is an army with a soul.” Sang Ying said in a low voice.
Sang Ying knew clearly that Zhao De’s army completely collapsed when faced against Chu Mu and Prince Chao, not even daring to fight.
Yet, the navy units that Xu Kuang had, though they knew they were facing certain death, still went forth courageously. There were no complaints from soul pets, nor trainers.
This scene reminded Chu Mu of when he killed his way into the soul alliance’s Wan Xiang City alone, with people around him dying one by one, using their lives and blood to pave the way for him…..
If there were corrupted troops, then there must be righteous, courageous troops. These people that once were his enemies was garnering Chu Mu’s respect!
Two thousand emperors fighting each other, leaving less than a thousand in the end was indubitably a huge loss.
These thousands of lives gave the dominator rank soul pets a breather and also wasted the shadow beast’s fighting strength…..
Thousand Wave Beast roared, causing the yellow spring road to shake as it sent a violent gust of golden energy towards the shadow beast.
Shadow beast’s deep yellow eyes stared at Thousand Wave Beast. If it went all out, it definitely could defeat the thousand wave beast’s void armor and kill it.
However, after that attack, it would also face the lethal attack of many dominator rank organisms!
The shadow beast’s hesitation caused it to move a step too slow. The golden energy that Thousand Wave Beast shot caused the shadow beast lost its balance!
“Very well! Everyone directly attack!” Xu Kuang immediately commanded everyone.
Almost no soul pet could stand up against the shadow beast. The Thousand Wave Beast charged up so courageously and caused an imbalance in shadow beast. Only because of this could the dominator rank soul pet’s techniques hit the imbalanced shadow beast.
Xu Kuang knew this move was extremely dangerous by Thousand Wave Beast so he yelled out with praise!
Leader Tie Bing, General Jiang, and the other generals and soldiers all saw this mistake and commanded their soul pets to attack!
These navy members were all well experienced fighters. Their soul pets connected their techniques very well. The moment the thousand wave beast’s slam ended, a dozen techniques went towards the shadow beast!
A dozen dominator rank techniques’ mixed together. Whether they mixed harmoniously or not, they created destructive energy regardless.
“Come back!” Chao Lengchuan knew his mission was done and immediately chant and incantation to retract it.
The power covers too wide of a range. The Thousand Wave Beast can’t be spared so Chao Lengchuan retracted his soul pets well.
Immediately, the sound of vibrations echoed through yellow spring road. The entire cave seemed about to collapse. As this energy spread, the rocks above constantly fell.
The shadow beast became a shadow, but with this many dominator ranks attacking, even the space couldn’t be spared; shadows were all shattered.
The shadow beast’s body was pushed out, its black skin heavily rotting. One could already see the bones in its body.
The technique storm created a storm that dissipated after a long while.
The people gazed at the chaotic yellow spring road. In the dark corner, the shadow beast was fallen in a blood pool staring begrudgingly at everyone!
Even if it was so wounded it couldn’t even stand up, they could still feel the powerful animosity in its body!
“Let me kill it and avenge my Devil’s Hand!” Navy General Yue said!
Devil’s Hand was killed by shadow beasts and his emotions couldn’t be calmed down!
Those members that had their soul pets killed were also furious. This shadow beast was wounded with the hundreds of lives from their army. They had to use this shadow beast’s life and blood to commemorate those who died in combat!
“What happened, where did the shadow beast go?”
“Who…. it ran away?”
“Quick, catch it, don’t let it leave!!”
The navy members all started yelling and running down the yellow spring road.
The Shadow Beast disappeared. Just as they all dashed forward, the shadow beast suddenly disappeared. The navy members didn’t see it get up and leave, but it simply disappeared, leaving only a puddle of blood behind.
Xu Kuang furrowed his brows and glanced over at Chu Mu to see his eyes turn a strange shade of silver.
Chu Mu retracted his gaze and said in a low voice, “An organism just saved it, and it was even faster than the shadow beast.”
Xu Kuang also saw the shadow and so he turned towards the navy and yelled a command, “Get the hell back, you think we haven’t had enough death yet? You want to go onto Forgotten Roads’ territory and die?”
With Xu Kuang’s roar, all the chasing members went stock still, and ended up coming back begrudgingly.
“Military counselor, tally up the casualties. The rest of you, tend to your non-dead soul pets.” Xu Kuang said.
The navy members all sat down. This was when Xia Zhixian told her soul pet to put down a flower sea. All organisms on the sea of flowers would recover faster. The only downside was Xia Zhixian used quite a bit of her soul pet’s stamina to cast it.
“What’s that sound?” Suddenly, the great leader turned around to look at the tunnel they came from.
Everyone else heard the sound too. In a moment, no one moved or spoke.
Slowly the sound came closer from afar and quickly neared.
The Yellow Spring Road and cave started shaking. The shaking got harder and harder, as if a massive army was passing under them, or like a massive tide slamming into them.
“Let me go see.” Chu Mu felt something was off and said.
Chu Mu flew down the path towards Paramita and Princess Jin Rou immediately followed.
The large sounds got closer and closer. Chu Mu could already feel a certain rotten aura hitting his face!
Closer now. Chu Mu looked down the yellow spring road. Though it was darkness, Chu Mu felt a large group of creatures moving!
A terrifying scent assaulted his nose. Chu Mu felt as if he were standing on the edge of a massive disaster!
“Heavens!!” Princess Jin Rou suddenly yelped!
“What is it?” darkness blocked Chu Mu’s vision.
“Corpse type army….. So…. so many!!”
“They…. They’re covering the entire yellow spring road!!”
Chu Mu’s heart went cold!
They had no path to retreat now!!