The Human Emperor - Chapter 2231 - The Formation Breaks! Reversal!
Chapter 2231: The Formation Breaks! Reversal!
“If that’s so, I don’t mind killing one or two gods, or rather, so-called gods, wiping them from this world. You like controlling things from behind the curtains, lurking in the shadows, so I’ll ensure that all of you return to the darkness.”
In this contest of words, Wang Chong refused to back down.
Genesis Supreme’s pupils constricted, and his face turned cold.
“Hmph, let this god see how capable you are!”
Bang! Genesis Supreme shot high into the sky, vanishing into the snowstorm.
On the other side, Wang Chong shot into the sky as well.
Soldier versus soldier and general versus general. Only Wang Chong could deal with Genesis Supreme, and vice versa.
This battle was important to both of them. Genesis Supreme wanted to complete Heaven’s Purification plan, so he needed to kill Wang Chong.
Genesis Supreme and Wang Chong quickly disappeared into the clouds, and the heavens began to rumble and groan.
As the two battled in the skies, on the ground, more and more soldiers began to mount the walls.
The snowstorm hindered vision, making things much easier for the side attacking the city. Moreover, in the previous battle, the Great Tang had consumed much of its kerosene. Thus, this attack on the city was much smoother for the alliance.
“Axemen, get ready!” a Tang general called out, and a moment later, tens of thousands of axemen with giant axes marched onto the walls, their armor clattering.
The axemen roared and began to hack wildly at the alliance soldiers mounting the walls.
Their movements were extremely simple, swinging horizontally or vertically, their attacks sweeping and powerful.
Alliance soldiers miserably howled as they plunged from the walls. At this height, a fall meant either death or heavy injury.
Even so, the Great Tang could not stop the alliance assault.
Suddenly, with an enraged bellow, a Divine Aegis soldier lunged out like a tiger, his arms imbued with so much strength that they were able to knock several axemen off the walls.
And more Divine Aegis soldiers swiftly followed.
The Tang soldiers on the walls reacted swiftly, and various sabers and swords swung in from all sides. But amidst flashing sparks, all of the weapons bounced off.
All the Tang soldiers grimaced at this sight.
Suddenly, a voice as loud as a bell rang out. “Stand aside! Leave these people to us!”
Invincible Great General Li Siye!
In heavy armor and wielding his giant sword, he strode onto the wall.
Li Siye’s expression was determined as he swung his Wootz Steel sword. With a scream, a Divine Aegis soldier was struck and sent flying out from the wall like a ragdoll.
Moreover, the sharp Wootz Steel edge had cut open the Divine Aegis armor and fractured it at the waist, causing blood and organs to spill out.
But though the Divine Aegis armor had been cut open, the Wootz Steel weapon did not completely cut through it like it did with normal armor.
“The Mo Saber is invincible!”
Right behind Li Siye, tens of thousands of Mo Saber soldiers appeared on the walls, and with a mountain-toppling momentum, they instantly suppressed the Divine Aegis soldiers that were scaling the walls.
The battle was much more gruesome than anyone could have imagined. Many alliance soldiers were able to reach the top of the walls via ropes, the metal plates attached to the walls through those unique arrow bolts, and the siege towers. Even though they suffered heavy losses, so did the Tang, and from time to time, Tang soldiers would plummet from the walls.
Seeing more and more Tang soldiers falling and the alliance soldiers pushing deeper and deeper into the walls, Xu Keyi coldly issued an order. “Tell the reserve divisions to reinforce the walls!”
The battle had not been going on for very long, but it was abnormally intense. With each passing moment, both sides lost a significant number of soldiers.
However, as An Lushan watched from the distance, he gave no indication that he would call for a retreat.
He was abnormally calm, apparently ready to fight this battle to the last man.
The hearts of those manning the walls were heavy.
Amongst the various kinds of battles, city defense battles were the most time-consuming. Excluding a small number of exceptions, they would normally go on for months, even years. It was basically impossible for the alliance to take this fortress manned by so many Tang elites.
Both sides were stubborn and persistent, without the slightest inclination to retreat.
As everyone was drawn to the battle taking place on the northern side of the fortress, a piercing whistle that penetrated through the clouds came from the south.
This sound was like a martial artist making a long whistle, but it also seemed like a signal being made by some ancient musical instrument.
What stood out the most about it was that any sort of sound should have been drowned out by the sound of millions of soldiers fighting. But this sound seemed to drown out the sound of fighting and clearly relay itself into everyone’s ears.
“What’s going on?”
On the northern wall, Zhangchou Jianqiong, Wang Zhongsi, and Zhang Shougui trembled as they immediately took note of this unique whistle.
But before they had time to react…
The earth swayed as a series of explosions came from all around the steel fortress.
Under the impact from this immense energy, the walls on all sides of the fortress shuddered with a rumble like thunder.
At the same time, high in the clouds, Wang Chong, who was putting his all into his clash with Genesis Supreme, sensed the great turmoil below, even the turbulent streams of energy originating from the ground, and he instantly felt an ill foreboding.
Wang Chong instantly exploded with Stellar Energy. He poured the power into the golden short halberd, which turned into a golden dragon that pushed Genesis Supreme away.
Using this chance, Wang Chong created some distance between him and Genesis Supreme and readied to shoot back to the ground to see what was going on.
But at this moment, a cold laugh came from behind him.
“Three thousand, six hundred and fifty.”
Wang Chong froze, and he turned to look behind him.
Nearby, Genesis Supreme stood in the air, a jeering look in his eyes.
“Didn’t you want to go down and see what was happening? Ha, that was the simultaneous detonation of three thousand, six hundred and fifty small formations. Did you think that the three large formations you had set up under the fortress would really be able to stop us?
“All formations originate from us. Using our possessions against us? Laughable!”
Genesis Supreme’s expression was cold as he loudly announced, “You’ve already lost this war!”
Mortals were simple mortals, believing that just because they looked similar to gods, they were gods, and even that they could sit on the same level as gods.
Over his long life, he had seen far too many humans who had been too proud and underestimated gods, and their disrespect had led to their destruction.
These mortals would never know that these things that they were so proud of were nothing to the ‘gods’ who had lived for countless years.
“This is only the beginning. The link formation created by those three thousand, six hundred and fifty small formations will utterly destroy the structure of the formations beneath the ground. This was originally something developed to deal with large-scale formations like yours.
“You no longer have the power to resist us. I said before that in this battle, you and all of your soldiers will not return alive. This is the price for opposing the gods,” Genesis Supreme coldly said, emotionlessly staring at Wang Chong like he was a corpse.
Genesis Supreme rarely tested a single person like this. Li Taiyi and Wang Chong were of the same ilk. These ant-like mortals, for various reasons, believed that they could oppose the gods, and they grew complacent and conceited, wishing to contend against the gods and even disregard them.
Blasphemers like these had to be utterly annihilated, every trace of their existence wiped away. This was the best solution.
Meanwhile, on the ground, as if in response to Genesis Supreme’s words…
The earth cracked and crumbled, a deafening boom drowning out all other noise. At this moment, all of the warhorses on the battlefield whinnied in fear, and everything fell into chaos.
And as this boom deafened the world, deep beneath the fortress, a massive formation cracked, and the invisible barrier that covered the fortress instantly dissolved.
Without the protection of the formation, the howling winds of the cold wave swept down, turning the fortress into an ice house.
This was actually the first time since the descent of the cold wave that they had felt such cold. It felt like they were completely naked, the chill seeping into their bones.
Crackcrack! Frost began to rapidly form on the fortress and on the bodies of the soldiers manning it.
Upon seeing this, Zhangchou Jianqiong, Wang Zhongsi, Zhang Shougui, and Abusi went ghastly pale. By now, all of them understood that the formation covering the fortress had shattered.
“Impossible, absolutely impossible!”
Within the fortress, the Formation Elder trembled, his eyes wide open in disbelief.
He had expended an enormous amount of time and effort on this formation. In normal circumstances, it should have been impossible to break. All of this had been beyond his expectations.
The Formation Elder’s mind was shaken.
The army of seven hundred thousand soldiers and the millions of inhabitants of the Central Plains—no one understood more than the Formation Elder what the shattering of the formation meant at this time.