The person in black suddenly realized he was tricked and roared angrily as he gave chase.
Chu Yang tried to suppress his laughter as he gave the order, "Kill!"
Swoosh... swoosh... swoosh...
There were intense shrill sounds in the wind, and the person in black fell to the ground in the blink of an eye; he had turned into a hedgehog.
From all directions, there were now at least a few hundred arrows piercing through his body.
Fireworks exploded in the sky!
In four directions, heated voices roared, "Kill!"
The entire sky seemed to shudder violently. Hundreds of people poured in toward this house. Behind them, the military thundered forward.
Behind their path, there were no longer any obstacles. Walls crumbled underneath them. Within moments, this house became a solitary island.
All around were martial artists and archers standing perfectly motionless.
Inside the house, the sound of fighting and blades crashing rang out endlessly. Suddenly, there was a boom and the four walls collapsed.
The dense advancement was unstoppable!
In this mission was an extremely massive military force.
Kong Shang Xin and Yin Wu Fa had just hid in the secret cellar for not too long leaving only a few people guarding on the outside. All of a suddenly they heard some earth-shattering noises followed by the advancement of thousands of soldiers.
Why were we exposed? Everyone stayed inside; we already changed locations three times. This is the most secretive location; how did we get discovered?
The two King level leaders were shocked! In fact, this was the first time they were that shocked!
At this time, most of them were already dispersed; it was when their strength was at its weakest that their enemies attacked.
Then, there came the sounds of killing. It was their five Martial Great Masters and three Revered Martial Artists fighting with the enemies.
Kong Shang Xin paced back and forth in the secret cellar feeling very anxious.
Next to him, Yin Wu Fa had recovered some color. The two paid close attention to the movements outside. Without saying a word, they had a faint feeling that something bad was going to happen.
"Sirs, don't worry. After Official Wang's house was raided, I quietly set this up without drawing any attention. This chamber is thirty feet from the ground, and its location is extremely secretive; there is essentially no entrance. Even with great skill, King of Hell Chu will not be able to find this place!" The leader of the Iron Horse Riders said respectfully.
This place was his own idea; even Cheng Yun He had praised him for his strategy in this mission.
"I can only hope so." Kong Shang Xin listened to the sound of fighting outside and sighed, "I am afraid the eight martial brothers are finished."
"For you two King level leaders, there is no regret!" The leader of the Iron Horse Riders said solemnly.
The moment the house fell down, the eight people exploded in all directions trying to break away. But the air was thick with arrows giving them much suffering.
They originally thought that it was a standard inspection; there was no way they could have guessed that there were an army of thousands waiting outside and blocking this area tightly.
A wave of arrows shot out like rain; three people were immediately injured. After that, the martial experts of Iron Cloud jumped out from among the soldiers and fought.
Chu Yang's black robe fluttered as he stood next to the trunk of a great tree. He watched the crowd fighting each other fiercely, but he was unable to differentiate between the enemies and his own. He could only see a circle of fighting like waves crashing in again and again.
The fighting continued like so with a total of eight enemies. Without losing too much time, there were only five left. Then, two people were done fighting, and there were only three.
Without stopping, some bloody soldiers were tossed out from the crowd, and were carried away immediately. If they were not bleeding profusely, they had lost their arms or broke their legs from inside the encirclement. There were also many who fell and were instantly trampled...
Inside, the sounds of screaming overlapped each other.
Even though there were on three enemies left, these three were fiercer than anyone's expectation.
Before they made their move, Chu Yang had said that they must be captured alive. But seeing the violent battle in front of their eyes, everyone knew that capturing such enemies alive was not a possibility!
Even keeping their bodies intact was an extremely difficult task.
The fight was very short; it lasted less than a quarter of an hour. However, Iron Cloud's side paid for it with the lives of some fifty or sixty people; there was also almost one hundred people injured.
The farthest distance a person went before he got killed was about five hundred feet from the center.
That Revered Martial Artist had managed to get out to five hundred feet before getting completely surrounded by endless soldiers and died with regrets!
"No matter how powerful a person is, he still cannot go against an army after all!" Standing next to Chu Yang, Ji Mo lamented.
"Jiang Hu is Jiang Hu, and the military is the military." Chu Yang said, "If the military is made of Jiang Hu people then those martial experts would definitely be able to break out of the blockade. But the military is not made of Jiang Hu people. Therefore, even a top level martial master would, without a doubt, die if he falls into such a secure encirclement."
Ji Mo nodded and said, "This is true."
"While Jiang Hu people are renegades, they know to stay out of trouble and protect their lives." Chu Yang said, "But soldiers do not have individuality; they only have orders! When an order is given, they can only advance! There is no turning back! Because if they turn back, they would immediately die by military law!"
"This is what they call 'military order is like a mountain'!" Ji Mo sighed, "But isn't this a little too cruel for ordinary soldiers?"
"It is cruel, but brutal wars are the missions of soldiers!" Chu Yang sighed lengthily.
"Aizz..." Ji Mo sighed again.
"Ji Mo, you almost ruined my big plan. I haven't dealt with you yet." Chu Yang gave him an icy glare and said, "You are very lucky that you did not get killed by an arrow. If you continue to act without restraint like that, you will have to deal with the consequences yourself."
Ji Mo scratched his head and smiled. He knew what he did was indefensible and did not say anything.
"What did you say to that guy? I could not understand what I heard." Chu Yang asked.
Chu Yang had asked himself why he could not understand what Ji Mo had said even though he had been through a lot in his previous life; this made Chu Yang wonder.
From beginning to end, Chu Yang only heard "Enemies' weapons, please vomit meat." (TLN: Di wu, qing rou) As for everything else, he only felt ashamed for his ignorance.
"What's the meaning..." Ji Mo smiled reluctantly, "I was quick-witted in the face of danger. I don't even know what I said; I can't believe it made that guy's head spin..."
"Ack..." Chu Yang choked and smiled in irritation, "Suddenly running into such an odd language like that, I am afraid anyone would have the same initial reaction... You... you are not bad."
Chu Yang had nothing else to say about this.
"Minister, all eight enemies have paid for their sins!" An officer in charge of the siege ran over. He stood erect and bowed ceremoniously. His head was matted with blood and was still bleeding, but his countenance remained firm and cold.
"Good. Check on the casualties. These casualties need not be reported to the military; just report them directly to Bu Tian Pavilion!" Chu Yang said solemnly.
"Understood. I would like to thank you in all the martial brothers' stead." There was a happy look in the officer's eyes. Notifying the military would mean waiting for a long time before any pension would be paid. Plus, they would be small amounts for these ordinary soldiers. Notifying Bu Tian Pavilion meant that the families of these dead soldiers would be paid several times more than that.
If Minister Chu had said so, then he would surely have a plan.
Cheng Zi Ang wiped his sweat; he walked up with a pale countenance, "Minister, three Revered Martial Artists and five Martial Great Masters, no one escaped." Hall leader Cheng Zi Ang was more than lightly injured. He was bleeding a lot and his stance was wobbly.
"You investigated already? There are only those people? The strongest was Revered Martial Artist?" Chu Yang frowned.
"Yes, and only fifth grade Revered Martial Artist." Cheng Zi Ang sweated as he spoke these words. He was on the verge of a breakthrough at this time. It was under King of Hell Chu's pressure, but he only got to third grade Revered Saber Artist. When he said that the enemy was "only fifth grade Revered Martial Artist," he realized that that enemy was two grades higher than him.
"There was no one else?" Chu Yang frowned and raised his voice.
"The battleground has been completely cleaned and searched thoroughly." Cheng Zi Ang said, "There are no traces of others."
"What about secret chambers?" Chu Yang asked.
"There are no secret chambers." Cheng Zi Ang said, "I searched various escape routes around the house, and I carefully searched over everything, but there are no signs of a secret chamber. Plus, this is an official's home; besides a few cellars, there are no secret chambers."
That can't be right. Chu Yang thought to himself. You Yun reported that he heard two people in black saying, "...King level leader is here... No, here..."
These words were not made up. Currently, many Revered Martial Artists and Martial Great Masters from Golden Horse Riders Department had appeared. This was enough proof so it was not possible that they were not there.
Moreover, the soldiers had the area so securely surrounded that even a mouse could not get out. So he was sure that there were still people in this manor, and they were King level masters.
There must be a problem with the search.
"Do not tell the troops to withdraw yet." Chu Yang pondered; his gaze became icy as he said, "Maintain a tight perimeter, then send people to bring water here. Flood the entire place; even if they have turned into mice and burrowed underground, I will flood them out."
"Yes." Cheng Zi Ang was not happy because he already verified that there was no secret chamber. Flooding the place with water was of no use; it would only be a waste of effort.
But the Minister had given the order so he did not dare to object.
He turned away and gave a series of orders; everyone immediately acted.
"General Li, I hope that you can delegate a group of soldiers to help carry water to complete this task." Chu Yang looked at a young general and said.
"No problem!" General Li said ceremoniously, and turned to give orders, "Everyone, go get water."
With a ooh rah, more than a thousand soldiers immediately moved.