The Human Emperor - Chapter 2186 - A Brand-New Tongluo Great Halo!
Chapter 2186: A Brand-New Tongluo Great Halo!
Translated by: Hypersheep325 Edited by: Michyrr
The explosion had come abruptly, and there had been some formation that had disrupted the senses. By the time Wang Chong had realized, the explosion had already happened. He hadn’t even had a chance to stop it.
But during the explosion, Wang Chong had sensed a familiar energy.
The sensation of an energy core!
On his journey to the Caspian Sea, during his encounter with Firmament Supreme, Wang Chong had found that the men in black were using this sort of crystallized energy core to provide energy for a spacetime teleportation gate. This sort of crystal contained an unimaginably vast sea of energy. The only problem was that this kind of energy was extremely unstable.
But this instability made this sort of energy the best weapon for An Lushan to use against Wang Chong’s walls.
Even though Wang Chong’s steel fortress had been reinforced with so many inscriptions and formations, it was nothing in front of this high-class energy core.
Wang Chong knew that An Lushan had to have some way of breaking through his walls, but he had not expected that it would be an energy core.
Wang Chong could hear the cries of the two million alliance soldiers as they charged at the steel fortress, sounding like a roaring tsunami.
Next to Wang Chong, countless soldiers panicked. The collapse of three parts of the wall had completely disrupted their preparations. The city defense division was now completely useless, and the situation was now extremely disadvantageous.
But when they saw how composed and confident Wang Chong was, they quickly calmed down.
Five thousand feet!
Three thousand feet!
The distance rapidly closed, and those in the fortress could feel the vibrations created by the charging army. It would be just a few more moments until the alliance army reached the fortress.
At such a close distance, ballistae were no longer effective.
As for the defensive measures used previously, they had also been rendered ineffective.
Wang Chong placed his hands behind his back and coldly said, “It’s finally begun!”
As he looked forward, a faint smile appeared on his lips.
The walls had been destroyed, but Wang Chong was so relaxed that it seemed like nothing had happened.
His fingers trembled, and a small, triangular flag that was a few inches tall flew out from between his fingers and landed on the nearby model.
“Tell Abusi that he can start getting ready!”
Wang Chong’s attitude was infectious, and the surrounding soldiers quickly calmed. A messenger departed to convey the message.
A moment later, just as the alliance army was about to charge into the fortress, the Tang army shifted formations. Before the alliance army could react, tens of thousands of Tang cavalry emerged, appearing at the three gaps so quickly that it seemed like they had come out of thin air.
They were all in neat formation, as motionless as mountains. It was as if they had been waiting here this entire time, waiting exactly for a development like this.
Neeeeigh! Warhorses cried out in alarm as countless alliance soldiers were shaken by this sight.
These Tang soldiers were far too calm, so calm that they seemed like rocks that had weathered the beating of endless waves.
Compared to the bellowing alliance army, these cavalry were cold and silent statues.
This stark contrast with the alliance army only made them seem more intimidating.
With these three forces of Tang cavalry at the three gaps, the Great Tang had three additional defense lines.
And behind these three cavalry forces were the twenty thousand Tongluo Cavalry, lined up in a row. In the center and to the back was Abusi, his motionless body seething with energy.
“King of Foreign Lands, leave this place to me for now. I won’t let them take half a step into this fortress!”
As Abusi spoke, energy erupted from his body.
Abusi’s eyes were harsh and cruel, his aura cold. He appeared like a merciless Asura that had walked out of the depths of the underworld.
The Tongluo lived for battle. Dangerous situations stimulated the fighting intent in the depths of every Tongluo, and this was even more true for the leader of the Tongluo, Abusi.
Wang Chong laughed.
For this war, besides the twenty thousand Tongluo Cavalry, Wang Chong had also placed the eighty thousand most veteran cavalry under Abusi’s command.
Though the Tongluo were elites, second in fighting power only to Wang Chong’s Wushang Cavalry, they were far too few in number, and did not have the protection of Meteoric Metal armor. Thus, losses they suffered on the battlefield were difficult to recover from.
Wang Chong was confident that Abusi could maximize the power of the eighty thousand veterans and make up for the Tongluo Cavalry’s lack of numbers.
Meanwhile, despite their shock, the alliance army continued to charge.
“Kill them all!”
“Seize the King of Foreign Lands and no one left in the Great Tang will be able to oppose us!”
“Master has ordered that the one who kills the King of Foreign Lands will be made a King with a fief!”
With heaven-shaking war cries, the soldiers approached the three gaps.
The distance was growing smaller and smaller.
Three thousand feet!
At this moment, Tongluo Great General Abusi’s eyes flashed with light, and he immediately pulled out his personal sword.
“All soldiers, charge!”
As he raised his sword high above his head, he gave the order to attack.
The tens of thousands of Tang cavalry pulled out their swords and then fearlessly charged at the alliance army.
As they charged out, all of them heard a resounding, metallic clatter as a golden and glassy halo rapidly spread out from the feet of Abusi.
The Tongluo Great Halo!
This was one of the strongest cavalry halos on the continent, and anyone who was boosted by this halo would receive massive boosts to energy, strength, and agility.
Unlike Chuluohou, Abusi had reached a stage where he had one large and small halo fused together. This combined halo was far more formidable than Chuluohou’s.
After a distance of one hundred feet, all the cavalry had already reached five times their original speed.
After three hundred feet, the cavalry were at sixty percent the speed of the opposing cavalry.
At five hundred feet, the cavalry were all equal to the speed of the alliance cavalry.
At one thousand feet, the cavalry had charged out of the fortress and were now at twice the maximum speed of the opposing cavalry.
The alliance cavalry fell into greater turmoil at this sight.
“This is impossible!”
The eyes of countless soldiers widened in fear.
All of the cavalry were at maximum speed, and there was no going any faster. Moreover, attempting to change direction would come at a great cost, with the horses and their riders having a chance of being heavily injured by their inertia.
Different forces of cavalry would have different maximum speeds, but the difference would normally not be that great, ranging between thirty and sixty percent.
But the Great Tang cavalry was charging at twice their speed, something that seemed totally inconceivable.
Even the elite cavalry felt like they had seen a ghost.
Yet in the rear, Abusi seemed utterly unperturbed.
This was the power of a peak-level Tongluo Great Halo. It was no longer a simple boost to the strength, speed, and agility of cavalry. Its most important attribute was that it could increase the maximum speed of a charge.
This was one of the reasons the Tongluo Cavalry had had a place next to Emperor Taizong and had been so renowned.
“King of Foreign Lands, my thanks.”
Abusi’s eyes flickered as he recalled a conversation he had had not too long ago with Wang Chong.
It was a conversation that had taken place not long after Wang Chong had arrived at the forward base, when the steel fortress had yet to be erected.
“Great General, I have something here that His Majesty gave to me as I was leaving. It is connected to the Tongluo Great Halo and might prove useful to Great General!”
When they were on patrol and away from the others, Wang Chong had ridden up to Abusi and passed him a piece of paper covered in writing.
“The Tongluo Great Halo?”
Abusi had been confused at first. The Tongluo Great Halo was a secret passed down through the generations of the Tongluo Tribe and had been well preserved. He understood all of its contents thoroughly. Why would the new Emperor be giving him something linked to the Tongluo Great Halo?
But decrees could not be defied, so Abusi took it without a second thought.
Once he returned to his tent and opened up the paper, he immediately sensed something strange.
The words on this paper were not written in some ancient script, but in the handwriting of the current era, and the writer was clearly Wang Chong!
Abusi had once been opposed to Wang Chong due to his son, Abutong, particularly during the Rebellion of the Three Princes, where the Tongluo had been on the verge of joining the First Prince. Strictly speaking, they were still enemies.
Thus, unlike others, Abusi had gathered a great deal of information concerning Wang Chong.
And unlike others, Abusi was able to use his connection to the imperial household to gather information that many others could not, including Wang Chong’s letters.
Abusi had been able to almost instantly recognize Wang Chong’s handwriting.