Versatile Mage - Chapter 1382: Orion and the Great Pyramid of Giza!
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan left, leaving Zhao Manyan and Lingling in the memorial hall. Lingling believed it was necessary to tell the Prophet the latest update.
They headed to the Northguard Fortress. The ancient wall of the Northguard Fortress was well-preserved. Its defense and sturdiness exceeded the parts of the Great Wall that had collapsed and become archaeological sites. The Prophet was planning to use the Northguard Fortress as the center point and connect it with what was left of the Great Wall to form a line of defense, shielding their land before the army of undead of the Great Pyramid of Giza showed up.
From the west of the Northguard Fortress and to Yulin City in the east, the Great Wall’s length was around a hundred kilometers.
General Bin Wei told everyone that the ancient wall did not have the ability to extend. In other words, the total volume of the ancient wall would remain the same, whether it was stacked higher or extended as a straight line like a long dam.
“It’s just like playdough, you can pull it to make it longer, or press it to make it round. You can also compress it to make it more solid, but its volume doesn’t increase or decrease. If I control the wall to rise into the sky, it will have the same appearance as the dam you have seen before, but it also means its thickness and length will decrease,” General Bin Wei explained.
“I see. So if we connect more parts of the Great Wall, our defense will be longer, thicker, and wider?” Zhang Xiaohou asked.
“That’s right. I don’t have much of the Ancient Earth Fountain Spring Water left. Even if we evenly distribute it across the wall, its power won’t last very long. General Bin Wei is a successor; she will be controlling the hundred-kilometers-long wall once it is connected, but we’ll need an Advanced Mage on every part of the wall to keep inserting the Earth Fountain Spring Water into the wall with their will.” He sighed. “Many parts of the Great Wall have been abandoned. They have lost too much of their energy. There aren’t many parts that are as well-preserved as the one at Northguard Fortress, and only a few people have the power to control them. We only have eight usable segments left!” the Prophet said.
“So that means we’ll have to split up into eight teams and insert the energy into the segment we are in charge of?” Commander Ye Hong asked.
“Mmm, many of the segments are severely damaged. All that is left is a pile of uplifted yellow soil. Some are even buried in the ground. We’ll need the Ancient Earth Fountain Spring Water for them to work. I’ve already obtained some here,” the Prophet told him.
The Ancient Earth Fountain Spring Water was extremely scarce. The Prophet had used everything he had to collect it. The truth was, it was all the Ancient Earth Fountain Spring water he could possibly collect!
“Then let’s assign the people to the different segments!” Zhang Xiaohou said.
“Have we chosen the people?” Lingling asked.
“I have a few reliable men that are suitable for the mission,” General Bin Wei answered.
“I will lead a few of my men to hold the Double Mountain Pass!” Commander Ye Hong said.
General Bin Wei was clearly going to guard Northguard Fortress. She was the commander of the Northguard Fortress, so it reasonable to place her in charge of the mission.
“I will guard Jian’an Pass!” Captain Feng Yufei stepped forward.
“Then I and another two Enforcers will take care of the easternmost pass,” Captain He Feikun said.
“We will take responsibility for the pass in the middle!” Qi Yang of the Preventive Committee declared.
“I will guard Shenmu Pass!” Zhang Xiaohou stated.
Each pass would need a group of people responsible for it. They were already short in numbers, yet they had to split up into eight teams. Everyone would have to give their best!
“One more thing! Each pass will have a Magic Fire Beacon. While the pass is standing, the Magic Fire Beacon will light up with a fire pillar that is visible over a kilometer away. If the fire pillar is extinguished, it means the pass isn’t active. The line of defense we are going to establish is around a kilometer long. When the army of undead comes, we won’t be able to use our communication device. The pillar of the Magic Fire Beacon is our only way we will know one another’s situation,” the Prophet said.
His words sounded relatively heavy. They all knew how dangerous the mission was. They could be overrun by the army of undead very easily, so the Magic Fire Beacon did not just indicate the pass was still standing, it also indicated that the flames of their lives were still burning!
“We will defend North Valley to our deaths!”
“To our deaths!”
“To our deaths!”
Everyone was united as the great calamity approached. The Prophet could see the courage in everyone’s eyes, the strong determination to hold their ground, even if they died for it.
The Great Wall had existed for thousands of years. Even though it had started to collapse and was abandoned and forgotten by the people, its spirit remained the same after all these years. It remained standing firmly, after enduring the strongest wind and the fiercest beasts!
“It’s time to show these creatures from Egypt the strongest defense of our country; we’ll teach them what an unbreakable defense is!” the Prophet proclaimed.
A few stars were twinkling in the cold night sky above North Valley. Among them, a relatively bright star suddenly emitted an eerie light. The other stars suddenly dimmed when the light appeared, as if it had asserted dominance over the sky!
The eerie light had originated from a great land in the west. It was fired into the night sky from somewhere in the southern lands of the Mediterranean Sea. The light connected with the stars of Orion in the east before descending perpendicularly to North Valley, in the territory of China!
Two eerie lights running across the horizon soon appeared, covering a greater area than the first light. It was impossible to see their ends with just a single glance.
As the lights from the stars and across the horizon intertwined, the center of the land called the Squaretrek Plain seemed to be transferred to another plane. The whole valley was encapsulated by an eerie glow, and an aura that did not belong to the mundane world!
Loud metallic clanks were audible. The thick chains initially lying still on the ground suddenly rattled and tightened, like they were being pulled with great force. They started moving in twelve different angles to the south!
The ends of the chains connected under the light Orion was emitting, at the center point where the rays met. A rift covering all the angles had appeared. The chains now extended into the rift. Despite the enormous force the chains were exerting, the object being dragged out of the rift was still extremely heavy. It slowly revealed its golden tip!
It was a kind of golden rock, revealing a mysterious luster when the eerie, ghostly light shone upon it. The rocks were massive, each of them weighing several tons. The revealed tip already consisted of around a hundred rocks. The ground sank as soon as the rocks made contact with it!
The yellow valley and the solid ground sank a few meters deep before they could withhold the enormous object’s weight. As a matter of fact, the deeper layers and the crust further away had begun to crack!
As the Underworld Monarch Frogs slowly pulled the golden structure out from the rift, the ground within a few dozen kilometers across the valley fissured. If anyone looked down from high above, they would see the whole land was now filled with cracks. The longest one was around eight kilometers long, with a depth of over four hundred meters!
The valley was instantly shattered beyond recognition, yet the Great Pyramid of Giza had yet to reveal half of its size. The valley continued to collapse and split apart!
The twelve Underworld Monarch Frogs cried out furiously, ordering the Yoked to keep marching recklessly.
Almost thirty thousand of the Yoked were advancing barefoot further into the distance. They were using all their might to pull the Underworld Monarch Frogs, who were hauling the magnificent pyramid behind them. They did not dare to slow down, even though they were worn out. The Underworld Monarch Frogs were devouring the Yoked at a significantly higher rate. They were even devouring the Yoked that were moving slightly slower than the rest, let alone those that had fallen to the ground because they could not move anymore!
The Underworld Monarch Frogs had a greater master behind them, so they had to show their competence!
Painful cries filled the sky above North Valley. They were the voices of the Yoked. They would let out a cry every time they took a step forward together. They had to synchronize their timing to drag the heavy Great Pyramid of Giza out from the rift!
The people far away could hear their cries, and their hearts were suddenly brimming with fear. They could already sense the brutality and pressure lingering in the air, strong enough to make living humans suffocate and tremble in fear, and leave the dead in agony and hatred. Whatever emotion it brought to the people, they did not have the slightest ability to resist it…
Everything would submit to the pyramid!
“HAHAHA! Wonderful, this is wonderful!”
A burst of crazy laughter rose from the top of a rocky mountain. It was from a teenage boy with purple eyes, clad in a huge red robe embroidered with human faces writhing in pain. The boy was like a passionate believer of the pyramid. He was completely letting his emotions run wild as he received the magnificent structure’s arrival. The air was filled with the smell of death from the Underworld, but it was as soothing as sunlight for him. He was about to ascend to paradise amid it!
Down the slope behind the teenage boy were a large group of people in blue outfits, kneeling and digging their faces into the dust on the ground. They were repeating the same chants proclaiming their faith, yet they were not allowed to lift their gazes, not even to see the ankles of their Red Cardinal!
These people were passionate too, and kept on worshiping non-stop, as if they could ascend together with their master in the red outfit.
But then again, what else could be impossible?
If the Great Pyramid of Giza in front of them was already real, why couldn’t the Kingdom of Death and eternal life with superior status over others be real, too?