Chapter 596 - Death Squad
Within the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship, Zhao Feng, Loulan Zhishui, and company were locked inside a small hall.
Loulan Zhishui’s face was pale-white, and the sailors were all panicking. They didn’t know what awaited them.
Unexpectedly, none of the experts from the two-star sect came to question them.
“We’re not spies from any other sect! Please let us out!”
A couple sailors screamed.
“Shut the fuck up. I’ll kill whoever says another word.”
The black-skinned elder’s cold voice sounded. His cultivation had reached the late-stage Great Origin Core Realm, so he was much stronger than the shirt-wearing Sovereign or Lord Hu Suo.
Within the small hall, the sailors became dead-silent.
“It seems like the two-star sect doesn’t care about our identities.”
Zhao Feng’s eyebrows furrowed. The sect didn’t kill them, but the sect didn’t care about their identities either, so what did they have in mind?
“There’s another possibility….”
The skeletal Division Leader’s voice sounded through the Dark Heart Seed.
Zhao Feng realized that the situation wasn’t looking good. The skeletal Division Leader had lived through the era of the Scarlet Moon Demonic Religion, which was part of a battle between two-star sects, so it knew quite a bit.
Right at this moment:
The black-skinned elder shouted from outside, and Zhao Feng saw that there were other hostages being forced into the ship.
The lowest cultivation among them was the late-stage True Lord Rank, but they mainly consisted of peak True Lord Ranks and a couple half-step Origin Core Realms.
About half the time it took to make tea later, fifty or sixty people had been spread throughout the ship.
“The Six Ring Palace is being ridiculous. They’re taking us – innocent people – to become part of their death squads.”
“Aye, the Six Ring Palace and the Nine Despair Halls have fought for several hundred years and caused this island zone to become full of famine and destruction. We’re just unlucky.”
Sounds of despair and sadness came from the ship.
Hearing that, the hearts of Zhao Feng and company shook.
They finally understood why the two-star sect didn’t ask about their identities; they were all doomed to be cannon fodder.
“Noo…! I don’t want to be cannon fodder.”
Cries came from within the ship. There were many geniuses from various clans here.
The fear of death enveloped the ship.
Of the hostages, there were three Sovereigns; two males and one female, who were able to barely keep their calm.
The two males and one female consisted of a lonely youth, a one-armed elder, and a lady in yellow.
Among them, the cultivation of the lonely youth was the highest. He had reached the late-stage Small Origin Core Realm.
The one-armed elder and the lady in yellow were both at the middle-stage Small Origin Core Realm.
“Li Yunya? Aren’t you the once-in-a-thousand-years genius from the Six Ring Palace who was punished for disobeying the rules? How come you’re here…?”
The lady in yellow looked at the lonely youth, who was called Li Yunya.
“We’re all people that are going to die. What’s the point in fighting against the sect?”
Li Yunya’s face was numb.
“With Brother Li’s talent, why would you give up so easily? Although we’re a death squad and mere cannon fodder, there’s still a one-in-a-thousand chance to survive.”
The eyes of the one-armed elder twinkled.
“That’s right, if we all team up, we can survive.”
The ship started to become energetic.
The three Sovereigns became the leaders of the hostages, and Li Yunya’s fame caused others to look up to him.
Above the limitless ocean:
Sou! Sou! Sou!
Another few ships approached the main group from the Six Ring Palace. These ships were mainly full of prisoners, and each ship had at least one or two Sovereigns.
At the center was the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship, and there was over a dozen ships here that were full of hostages. Among them, the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship was one of the stronger ones.
Screams came from the other side.
A couple of hostages ran several miles before being killed by experts of the Six Ring Palace, who sniped them with bows.
“Hmph, if anyone else dares to run away, I’ll kill everyone in their ship.”
A voice that seemed to come from the depths of hell sounded. The hostage ships instantly became silent, and the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi nearby seemed to freeze.
Zhao Feng felt a pressure on his soul, and he was unable to even think properly.
“With a half-step Void God Realm here, don’t even think about it.”
Li Yunya sighed lightly.
Half-step Void God Realm.
The hostages all took in a cold breath, and Zhao Feng’s heart shook. He guessed that the half-step Void God Realm would only need one thought to destroy the souls of normal Sovereigns.
Some of the hostages were then split into ships. Being the original ship owners, Zhao Feng and company were responsible for controlling their ship.
Zhao Feng, Loulan Zhishui, and company all entered the control room.
Li Yunya and the other two Sovereigns also followed as they discussed tactics.
“The defense of this ship is pretty good. How fast can it go?”
Li Yunya’s eyes twinkled.
“It’s slightly faster than a normal Sovereign at its maximum speed.”
Zhao Feng concealed the truth.
“Enter the battlefield.”
The black-skinned elder and several Great Origin Core Realms watched the hostage ships from behind, and behind them was the main force of the Six Ring Palace.
Zhao Feng and the other hostage ships were the first round of the death squads – cannon fodder meant to charge directly forward.
Being a death squad, they would be killed if they were to retreat, but if they kept charging forward, there was at least a glimmer of hope.
“According to the rules of the Six Ring Palace, if a hostage is able to survive three rounds among the death squads, they’ll be recognized as a disciple of the sect.”
The black-skinned elder smiled.
The hostages felt bitter. Death squads were the first round of cannon fodder. The chance of surviving once was already as low as one-in-a-thousand.
Of course, one-in-a-thousand still meant hope. Retreating meant absolute death.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
More than a dozen hostage ships started to fly inland.
The ships soon passed through the barrier, and the air resistance became heavy.
The target of the Six Ring Palace was a one-star clan with some lakes and rivers nearby.
“Hahaha…. The cannon fodder of the Six Ring Palace is here. Everyone, get ready.”
Near the entrance of the clan was a group of people from the two-star sect – the Nine Despair Hall.
“Kill! You have no path of retreat.”
The black-skinned elder and company watched from behind.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
The experts of the Six Ring Palace flew out and formed a semi-circle behind the hostage ships.
As long as the death squads were able to survive through the first round or two of attacks, then charge into the clan, the Six Ring Palace experts would jump in straight after.
The more-than-a-dozen hostage ships had to go forward right into the Nine Despair Hall like moths leaping into fire.
There were seven or eight Great Origin Core Realms and dozens of Small Origin Core Realms from the Nine Despair Hall. Apart from that, there was also a horde of several thousand people consisting of half-step Origin Core Realms, True Lord Ranks, True Mystic Ranks, and True Human Ranks.
Facing the air of Death, the bodies of the hostages became weak.
Boom! Boom! Boom~~~~~
Bright lights flashed from every direction, washing over the hostage ships.
This was just the first round of attacks, and over half the ships shattered while some even exploded.
A couple of the hostages jumped out of their ships.
The explosion of a ship was enough to threaten the life of normal Sovereigns.
Zhao Feng’s Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship remained safe after the first round of attacks due to its defensive array.
“Hmm? This ship’s defense is stronger than I thought.”
Li Yunya and the other two Sovereigns couldn’t help but be surprised.
There were a few high-quality ships amongst the hostage ships, and the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship was one of the best.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
Only half of the ships managed to reach the entrance after the first round of attacks.
However, at the same time, a large number of experts from the Nine Despair Hall charged out.
Screams sounded continuously. It was a slaughterhouse. The Nine Despair Hall had the advantage in both the strength and the number of experts. They instantly killed the death squads.
Limitless ocean ships continued to explode as the hostages clashed against the experts from the Nine Despair Hall.
There was also a small number of cannon fodder that ran and were killed by the Six Ring Palace.
The air of Death spread across the battlefield.
“Everyone, we can’t just sit here. No matter how strong the ship’s defense is, it’ll be broken soon.”
Li Yunya organized the hostages to attack the experts from the Nine Despair Hall.
The Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship started to shake against the attacks.
“Captain, the defensive array is about to break!”
Loulan Zhishui exclaimed.
Hearing that, the hostages all flew out in case the ship exploded.
Mockery appeared on Zhao Feng’s face. The Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship could last another dozen breaths of so.
Of course, he would not allow the ship to be damaged.
Set the array!
Zhao Feng stood on the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship and summoned thirty or forty cursed ghost-corpses that formed dark gray smoke, which covered a radius of a hundred yards. This meant that the attacks from outside were weakened by more than half as they passed through the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array, so they posed less of a threat toward the ship.
“What a unique ghost-corpse array.”
The eyes of Li Yunya and the other two Sovereigns lit up as they gathered toward Zhao Feng.
Thirty or forty cursed ghost-corpses were still powerful enough to threaten Sovereigns. After all, they had absorbed the blood and essence of many Sovereigns, including the limitless ocean whale.
A couple half-step Origin Core Realms, and one or two Sovereigns from the Nine Despair Palace, charged into the array. Their strength was weakened, and they were killed by the combined attacks of the three Sovereigns.
“Zhe zhe zhe…. We’ve eaten another two Sovereigns. This battlefield is a great place for absorbing blood essence and lifeforce.”
The skeletal Division Leader’s voice sounded from the pearl.
To conceal his strength and not stand out, Zhao Feng only summoned a portion of his cursed ghost-corpses, and he didn’t even let the skeletal Division Leader out.
However, Li Yunya and the other two Sovereigns could feel that, after the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array devoured the essence from the dead Sovereigns, the power of the curse became stronger.
At this moment, the two-star sects started to clash head-on.
Of the hostage ships, only Zhao Feng’s wasn’t damaged, but less than 5% of the hostages that were on his ship had survived.