The Human Emperor - Chapter 2183 - Insurrection at the Gate! (I)
Chapter 2183: Insurrection at the Gate! (I)
Abusi could only walk a few steps before someone called him back.
“There’s no need!”
“King of Foreign Lands?”
Abusi turned in surprise toward Wang Chong, who was still standing beneath the massive dragon banner.
Mutiny among the troops would have an enormous effect on the army’s morale, and it would have to be taken care of quickly to limit its effects on the overall army.
“Heh, Great General, the Great Tang’s military law is the strictest on the continent, and you and I have always been harsh disciplinarians. Do you really think a mutiny could take place in the army?
“Would several hundred mutinous soldiers really be able to cause so much chaos, even break through so many checkpoints and make for the gate?”
Wang Chong was relaxed and confident, his young eyes shining with a profound light.
Abusi trembled in shock.
He was one of the supreme Great Generals of the world, and though he spent most of his time guarding the Imperial City, he had his own extraordinary traits that let him stand out from the rest of the crowd.
As a Great General facing a sudden mutiny, he immediately thought about pacifying the rebellion and calming the rest of the army, giving the matter no deeper thought. It was only Wang Chong’s comment that made him realize how suspicious this was.
This was the forward base, with a garrison of seven hundred thousand soldiers. Let alone two hundred, two thousand or even twenty thousand mutinous soldiers would barely be able to stir a wave.
Pacifying this rebellion should have taken an instant. Such a force never would have been able to threaten the gate.
Ordinary soldiers didn’t have this kind of strength!
After saying these words, Wang Chong put aside Abusi.
“Thank you for your trouble!”
Wang Chong smiled at the messenger soldier and then suddenly grabbed at him.
This sudden action shocked Guo Ziyi and his other subordinates.
But even more astonishing was the messenger’s reaction.
The messenger grimaced upon seeing Wang Chong snatch at him, and he hastily retreated. He moved with incredible speed, and his body suddenly swelled with energy, far more than he had before.
But in front of Wang Chong, it didn’t matter how strong he was. The moment Wang Chong took action, it was foreordained that he would not escape.
Boom! A powerful pull came from Wang Chong’s hand, causing the messenger to fly from the ground and toward Wang Chong.
The messenger paled and let out an inhuman roar. His bones clacked and groaned as he grew larger. In a flash, the armor he wore exploded off his body, revealing rock-hard muscle.
Even his face began to change, his skin cracking open and falling off like pieces of paper.
Beneath the face was a completely different one.
Seeing that he couldn’t escape, the man let out a howl, black energy seething around him as his fingers took the form of a hook and lunged at Wang Chong.
Even Great General Abusi was shaken by this sight.
Clang! He shot forward, his saber leaving its sheath and unleashing a wave of saber energy at that ‘messenger’.
By now, he understood that this messenger was not one of their own.
Abusi’s face was ashen. He had never imagined that someone would be so bold as to disguise themselves as one of their soldiers and try to deceive Wang Chong.
But Wang Chong was even faster than Abusi.
With a cold snort, Wang Chong closed his fingers, seizing the messenger by a neck. With another clench and a sharp snap, that man in black who had transformed into a half–Lu Wu had his neck snapped and fell limply to the ground.
The battle had lasted less than a second.
The man in black had used all his Stellar Energy in one attack against Wang Chong, but it had been completely blocked by Wang Chong’s Stellar Energy barrier, not even creating a tiny ripple. The destructive Fire of Lu Wu was also useless, in fact even being absorbed by Wang Chong.
All of his resistance had been futile!
At this moment, Abusi walked out from behind Wang Chong and used his saber to shift aside the remnants of armor on that ‘messenger’, revealing the black robe beneath. There was a look of understanding in Abusi’s eyes, and then a complicated mixture of emotions.
“This man… was one of those people you spoke of?” Abusi said.
Wang Chong gave a slight nod.
While the men in black might have been a secret in the past, they were certainly not one now.
“What do we do now?” Abusi said, his brows creased in worry.
Ordinary rebellions were easy to deal with, but the mysterious men in black made the situation much more complicated.
“There’s no need to worry. I’ve already made arrangements. Let them be!”
Surprisingly, Wang Chong waved his hand and softly chuckled.
Plans were made, then action was taken. The men in black were extremely skilled in disguise, and he naturally knew that they would try to infiltrate his army, so how could he not make preparations?
In the end, it was just a matter of who was the better schemer.
“There’s no need to worry about the men in black. Pay more attention to the front line. Since Youzhou has activated these men, they probably have another trick up their sleeve.”
Wang Chong smiled, his expression remaining relaxed.
Abusi had been rather concerned, but Wang Chong’s assured manner, after some initial shock, caused him to smile.
This truly was the case!
The one next to him was the number one War Saint whose stratagems reigned supreme. With him here, what did he have to worry about?
The mutiny in the fortress seemed sudden, but it had probably all been in his calculations!
“I’ll go to the front to oversee the army and guard against any mishaps. In addition, when you need it, my twenty thousand Tongluo Cavalry are ready to move out!” Abusi sternly said.
Wang Chong nodded. He looked toward the northeast, where the skies were gloomy and cold winds howled.
Though others had yet to sense anything, Wang Chong could smell the salty scent of the ocean in the wind.
Wang Chong’s eyes flashed, but he continued to act like nothing had happened, and turned to look back at the alliance army.
Meanwhile, near the fortress gates…
An inhuman roar resounded. As the alliance army attacked the fortress from the outside, within the fortress, several hundred half–Lu Wus and Black Flame Asuras charged toward the gates, moving through the army with incredible speed.
These men in black were incredibly strong, tearing down all opposition in their way. None of the Tang soldiers seemed capable of stopping them.
The Tang soldiers screamed as their armor was shattered, the men in black sending them flying into the distance with just one thrust from their palms.
One of the men in black at the front, who appeared to be their leader, glanced at the subordinates behind him and called out, “Push them aside and open the gate to let An Lushan’s army in!”
As he spoke, he once more thrust out his palm. Stellar Energy and the Fire of Mara howled out, sending several dozen Tang soldiers flying.
These Tang soldiers were all elites, able to defeat any of the alliance soldiers one-on-one, but they were only good for battles with fellow mortals.
In front of the servants of the gods, these so-called elites might as well have been clay dogs, not even able to take one strike.
Thousands of Tang soldiers were knocked aside, the men in black completely scattering the defensive formations in front of the gate.
These men in black ran along the ground like beasts, and the weapons hacking at their bodies bounced off as if they were trying to cut at stone.
“Turn the wheel! Pull the levers!”
“Raise the gate and open the path!”
Another one of the leaders of this group of men in black pointed at the gate, the veins on his neck bulging as he roared.
Seven or eight bestial men in black immediately broke away from the group and toward the levers on the two sides of the gate.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
It took only a few seconds for one of the men in black to get past the Tang army and reach the gate. A burly arm grabbed one of the long levers.
“Nothing but ants! And they wanted to oppose us!”
The man in black inwardly rejoiced as he began to focus his strength to pull down the lever and raise the gate.
But at this moment, the sound of a slicing sword entered his ear.
The man in black roared, and without even turning his head, he punched out behind him.
Stellar Energy clashed, creating an explosion, but the results were not what was expected.
An immense energy burst out and sent the man in black flying.