A 100-man captain would have impressive strength, capable of killing 100 people in the same cultivation realm and fighting someone of a higher cultivation level. But before Xiang Shaoyun, such a person was completely helpless.
The gap between them was too big. Their strengths were at completely different levels. Even with a sneak attack, he couldn’t do anything to Xiang Shaoyun. Xiang Shaoyun’s body was surrounded by layers of Goldplates. Those below the Sovereign Realm wouldn’t be able to break through his defenses.
“The one who brings me his head will be rewarded one million spirit crystals,” shouted the enemy leader.
When two armies faced each other, it wouldn’t always devolve into a battle between experts. At times, using the human-wave tactic and offering rewards would better encourage the soldiers to fight, and victory would come easier.
Sure enough, about 30 100-man captains rushed Xiang Shaoyun at that offer. Instead of fighting him at close range, they attacked from far away, trying to exhaust Xiang Shaoyun to death.
Xiang Shaoyun was smart, and when he noticed his enemies’ actions, he used the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps to dash toward one direction. Both his sabers slashed out at the same time, sending two different energies out. Several 100-man captains were instantly turned into mincemeat.
The other 100-man captains had no way of completing their encirclement around Xiang Shaoyun. Instead, Xiang Shaoyun danced amid them like a phantom and killed them one after another. All 30 of them had their heads severed, and blood flowed like a river.
At this time, a 1000-man captain charged over like a mad bull. He moved clumsily, but he felt completely different than the other captains. He was able to fully lock on to Xiang Shaoyun, not giving him any chance to escape. A 1000-man captain was a position only given to someone at the Emperor Realm, and he was truly courageous to be charging straight at Xiang Shaoyun like this.
Xiang Shaoyun stepped onto empty air with the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps. At his first step, an incomparably powerful aura appeared, smas.h.i.+ng the captain onto the ground and killing him. This captain wasn’t even qualified to have a proper fight with Xiang Shaoyun.
“Just killing one of the enemies will make this worth it, and killing two of them will be considered profit!” Xiang Shaoyun roared at his own soldiers.
“Killing one will make this worth it, and killing two will be considered profit!” the soldiers roared as their morale surged.
They fought bravely with no regard for their personal safety. When one fell, another stepped forth in his place.
The battle was bitter.
At this point, no regular soldiers remained near Xiang Shaoyun. Only 1000-man captains survived, and there were about 100 of them. They all unleashed their ultimate techniques at the same time. Each attack was extremely powerful, and even with Xiang Shaoyun’s speed, he had a hard time dodging all of them. Many of the attacks struck his defensive barrier and exhausted his energy.
Xiang Shaoyun fought on with raging battle and saber intent. He constantly used the profundity of powers. He forgot everything about the world, and the only thought in his mind was to kill more enemies.
After he killed dozens of them, his Goldplates were broken through, and numerous wounds were left on his body. At this rate, it did not seem likely that he would be able to survive the ma.s.sive army of enemies.
After he killed two more people, Xiang Shaoyun’s gaze landed on the leader of the opposing army. Inwardly, he thought, To subdue an army, one needs to first subdue the leader. He then charged straight to the opposing army’s rear.
The defenses around the leader were stronger, and even top experts like 10,000-man captains were present. A 10,000-man captain could essentially be considered a general capable of leading an entire army into war by himself.
These were Emperors standing at the apex of the realm. They were the main characters of the battlefield, the ones who would play a key role in deciding the battle’s conclusion. Ten of the captains sallied forth at once, each carrying a different weapon. Mounted on their steeds, they charged Xiang Shaoyun.
As far as they were concerned, Xiang Shaoyun might be strong, but he still wouldn’t be their match. In fact, they considered themselves overestimating him just by sending 10 against him.
The person leading the charge was someone mounted on a tiger and wielding a tiger-shaped axe. A dazzling axe radiance tall enough to reach the sky swung down with the power to split even the tallest of mountains into two.
This peak Emperor displayed a combat strength matching a first-stage Sovereign. n.o.body dared to underestimate him.
Before the axe attack arrived, Xiang Shaoyun used his self-created technique and attacked, sealing the angle the axe attack was coming from. The attack struck a weak point, injuring the axe user’s wrist and sending the axe flying. Then, Xiang Shaoyun attacked the axe wielder’s head, killing the general that had not expected the follow-up attack to come so fast.
By the time Xiang Shaoyun killed the general, three other generals had arrived with their attacks. One of them aimed for his head with a spear, another aimed for his waist with a sword, and the third person cleaved a saber at his thigh. He was attacked from three different directions.
This was a type of teamwork that had developed after fighting side by side for a long period of time, and such teamwork was extremely hard to deal with. Xiang Shaoyun felt greatly threatened, and he defended his head and legs with both sabers while layers of Goldplates formed around his torso.
All three attacks were blocked, but he was forced onto his back foot, allowing them to launch even more attacks. The other generals also moved in to fully seal his escape paths. They were not going to allow him to escape.
Xiang Shaoyun naturally wouldn’t escape. He had only suffered a tiny setback, but that was not enough to make him retreat. His desire to live blazed, and his true battle strength was pushed out.
Lightning Slash From The Clear Sky!
He swung his saber repeatedly, using the Nine Overlord Skyslaying Saber Technique. Numerous powerful lightning bolts rained down from the sky, forming an ocean of lightning. The attack reached the three attackers and the nearby generals.
The generals hurriedly protected themselves in panic. They were confident they could block the lightning bolts, but it was unfortunate that they were mistaken. The lightning bolts were far stronger than they had antic.i.p.ated, and before long, their blood flowed.
Xiang Shaoyun was like a fish back in water amid the sea of lightning. He swung his sabers about, sending three more heads flying. He then used Phantom s.h.i.+ft to move away before slicing two other people apart at their waists.
With six of the generals killed, the remaining four retreated in terror. They were even crying for help while fleeing.
A large number of soldiers charged forward and threw their weapons at Xiang Shaoyun, creating an unavoidable rain of weapons. This was a common tactic used on the battlefield when an army was larger than the opposing army.
Even with Xiang Shaoyun’s speed, he wouldn’t be able to cleanly dodge such a concentrated attack. It also wasn’t quite possible to blast away all the falling weapons. He could only use the tactic of conquering strength with softness.
He started swinging the Shark Devourer Saber in an ingenious tempo, sending out wave after wave of water energy powered by the profundity of water. A whirlpool formed around him, and the falling weapons were all redirected toward the enemy soldiers around him.