The Human Emperor - Chapter 2392 - The War Begins!
Chapter 2392: The War Begins!
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Winds howled and horses neighed, but despite the terrifying pressure from the sky, the human army of seven million remained at their posts, their eyes determined as they gripped their weapons.
Everyone looked at the imposing figures of the generals in the front, as well as that youthful figure in a white robe atop the White-hoofed Shadow in a showdown with Heaven.
Regardless of where the road led or what sort of enemy they faced, even if they had to brave a sea of fire or the abyss of the underworld, so long as these people were present, the soldiers would feel no fear, would never back down.
Seeing this, near the altar, Essence Supreme and the others grimaced.
The Celestial Army had the strongest soldiers, and it was the important trump card the Celestial God Organization used to reset civilization and progress the Purification plan. No matter how powerful human dynasties were, they were insignificant before the Celestial Army.
Whenever the Celestial Army appeared, it would exert an immense pressure on the opposing army. Many human coalition armies had even had their vanguards completely collapse into disarray.
This was the first time Essence Supreme had encountered a situation like this. Even when facing the millions of soldiers of the Celestial Army, these soldiers were unmoved.
They gave off the aura of a steel fortress… a sensation like no other army!
Heaven’s eyes also flickered for a moment, but a moment later, he coldly sneered, his expression returning to normal.
There was a difference between men and gods!
For Wang Chong to have trained an army like this in the apocalyptic era was truly a praiseworthy feat, but if this was really all he had, then he could not alter this world’s ultimate fate.
“Wang Chong, do you know why We gave you one month? It was not to give you time, but so that We could end it all in one fell swoop, wipe out all the continent’s armies in one go.
“As for those people you’ve hidden at the other side of the world… they will also find it difficult to escape!”
Heaven’s voice rumbled like thunder, cold and callous.
“That’s exactly what I wanted to say to you!”
Wang Chong coldly laughed, his voice booming through the world. He stood tall and straight, his eyes bright as he scanned the Celestial Army. His gaze quickly settled on Heaven, the Supremes, and the Fallen gathered around the altar.
“In today’s battle, all of you… will be like scattering clouds, ceasing to exist!”
Wang Chong’s words had a weight to them. Whether it was Essence Supreme, the Fallen, the Celestial God Organization experts, or the Celestial Army, all of them glared at Wang Chong with burning killing intent.
As the Celestial God Organization’s greatest foe, Wang Chong had to die!
“Since that is so, We will grant you death!”
Heaven’s eyes chilled as he waved his hand. Boom! That massive barrier of divine characters that spanned the continent collapsed. Now, there was nothing between the Celestial God Organization and the army of humanity.
And not only that…
Golden lightning flashed, and behind the Celestial Army, extravagant golden horns covered in cloud designs began to blare. These ancient and somber tones resounded through space.
The mood over the battlefield instantly became several dozen times heavier, and it became difficult to breathe.
The vast Celestial Army began to surge forward, mountain-toppling pressure sweeping toward the human army.
“The war has finally begun!”
Near the altar, Essence Supreme, Grand Supreme, and Radiance Supreme cracked a smile.
This epoch was finally going to end!
The gods would return to their proper status, and as for those people who defied the gods, just like the humans of countless other epochs, they would become dust and vanish into history.
As the Celestial Army and the Celestial God Organization’s experts charged forward, Wang Chong sat atop his horse and simply raised a hand.
Horns blared, and behind Wang Chong, some ten thousand feet away, the human army went into motion, beginning to advance as drums began to thunder.
The battle was finally beginning!
Crown Prince’s Junior Guardian Wang Zhongsi, former Ü-Tsang Imperial Minister Dalon Trinling, Bahram, Ozmish Khagan, King Song, Wang Zhongsi… all of the Great Generals manned their posts, their expressions grave.
Clangclangclang! At almost the same time, brilliant war halos of various colors swiftly spread out from beneath their feet across the army.
“Everyone, to your positions! Stand ready!”
Orders rang out over the army as the various divisions began to move. Gears clanked as weapons were loaded and mechanisms set in place, mixing together with the booming of Stellar Energy.
Their wills were united into an impregnable stronghold!
As the orders were sent out, the vast human army that spanned the north instantly became a mighty fortress, an imposing war machine.
This army of nearly seven million soldiers encompassed all types. This was an army that had never appeared in any empire before. Merely organizing this army to eradicate all internal discord was an excruciating feat. But this army was well-ordered and obedient, exhibiting an unprecedented quality and discipline.
The entire army moved as a cohesive whole, like the limbs of a body!
This was truly the strongest army in human history.
Essence Supreme floated up into the sky, his eyes burning as he ordered, “Pass on my order! Prepare to move out!”
Following his order, the more than two million resplendent Celestial Army soldiers roared and rushed toward the human army on the ground like a tsunami.
Before they made impact, there was a piercing whistle as the countless Celestial Army soldiers threw out their golden halberds, which descended in a golden deluge at the human army.
The Divine Halberd Barrage!
This had always served as the Celestial Army’s first attack throughout the epochs, which utilized their height advantage and formidable strength. This barrage would often deal the opponent a destructive blow and heavily damage their morale.
The barrage instantly crossed tens of thousands of feet, and the tension soared.
Just when the human army was about to be annihilated…
“Ready!” A loud voice called out, and with a metallic clattering and a flash of light, a giant, dark golden halo spread out from the front of the human army, swiftly transforming into a tough, fortress-like barrier above the army.
The Halo of Fortress!
This was the human army’s strongest defensive halo. It gathered the energy of all the human soldiers together and fused them into a vast defensive force.
Right after the first Halo of Fortress appeared, there was another boom. A second Halo of Fortress rose from the earth, followed by a third, a fourth… In this brief span of time, at least seven of these tough barriers appeared.
In the sky, Heaven saw this and raised an eyebrow.
Any mortal army at a certain level of strength would develop this sort of fortress-like barrier. The ones most renowned for this were the Tibetan soldiers. When their number reached three thousand, they could form a basic Halo of Fortress, and it was this attribute that had allowed them to wreak havoc across the Western Regions and Longxi.
But one army would usually only have one barrier. Rarely would a single army have seven or more Halos of Fortress at the same time.
But Heaven’s brow quickly relaxed, and his expression returned to normal.
“Very strong, but it’s not enough to contend against the Celestial Army!”
There was a reason the Celestial Army had always been able to advance the Purification plan after a major setback, purging the continent so that everything could begin anew.
The countless golden halberds began to crash into the different Halos of Fortress, and with heaven-shaking explosions, they unleashed their energy. One barrier after another was obliterated by this deluge, the numerous halberds even leaving behind variously-sized cavities in the Halos of Fortress.
Screams rang out as seventy-thousand-some armored human soldiers were thrown into the air by the explosions, and even the steel defense line in front of them was blasted several hundred feet into the air, along with bits of dirt and metal debris.
The golden barrage of halberds engulfed the army’s front line, and the vanguard was dealt a serious blow. Even so, the Halos of Fortress still played a critical role.
More than one hundred thousand soldiers had lost their lives, but even more of them had been saved.
Amidst the tense mood, orders were hastily called out.
There was no doubting the strength of the Celestial Army, but all the soldiers maintained order, strictly carrying out their orders!
This was a war in which the fate of humanity was on the line. Long before this war, all of them had prepared themselves for death.
At least half of the people in this army would not return alive. All of them had a high chance of dying here, including the top-class commanders and Wang Chong himself.
“I’d like to see how long they can hold out!”
Essence Supreme cruelly smiled as he watched.
As Essence Supreme gave his order, the countless men in black and top-class experts of the Celestial God Organization charged across the ten-thousand-some feet dividing the two armies. In the first few steps they charged out, their bodies grew larger and erupted with the flames of Lu Wu, Ju Bi, and Mara, becoming like those of devils.
Essence Supreme’s group had also been preparing themselves for this decisive war over the last three years.
In that period of time where both sides saw to their own affairs, Essence Supreme had been recruiting numerous men in black from across the world, placing them on various islands where they trained day and night.