Book 5: Chapter 125: The Land Is Barren Where the Locusts Goes
A two-hundred-million-strong army entered the Asura Path Secret Realm.
Gu Hai looked at the surrounding fleeing asuras with indifference.
One version of each soul in every battalion! Split up! the two hundred Gu Hais shouted.
The two-hundred-million-strong army immediately split up, forming two hundred battalions in the blink of an eye.
There were weapons left by the Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty in the surrounding halls. Clearly, there would not be enough to go around. However, that did not matter. After they left this area, there would be countless weapons.
The Asura Path Secret Realm is filled with the spiritual souls of evil people. Kill without mercy! Eliminate all evil! Go! the two hundred Gu Hais shouted.
Each Gu Hai led a battalion of soldiers out of the Slaughter Divine Palaces barrier. The two hundred battalions charged into the Asura Secret Realm.
Soon, one battalion arrived at a small sect.
At the small sect, a group of asuras from this sect seemed to have captured some asuras and were roasting them, preparing to eat them.
Theres no need to pity them. Theres no need to care. These are the evilest of evil; thats why they became asuras and kill each other here! Kill! Gu Hai shouted.
Holding a saber upraised, Gu Hai led the charge.
The one million soldiers followed Gu Hai to slaughter this asura sect.
War was bitter and desperate.
At this moment, no one cared about plots, schemes, or tactics. It was just kill! Kill! Kill!
The sweep of the Asura Secret Realm began.
The same thing happened in other places.
Everywhere Gu Hais army went, it was like locusts had pa.s.sed, leaving the land barren. Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
There were wins and losses. Some of the Han Nation soldiers died, but the moment they died, their spiritual souls returned to the altar outside the Slaughter Divine Palace. Then, their asura bodies were quickly reconstructed. Naturally, Gu Hai had left people to make arrangements to send them back into battle immediately.
Soon, Gu Hais army met with some powerful asura leaders in nearby small cities.
Gu Hais army suffered many deaths and injuries. After all, the difference in strength was too great.
However, Gu Hai was in no rush. His forces were infinite. No matter how high the grades of these asuras were, he could slowly wear them down.
If one battalion of one million soldiers was insufficient, Gu Hai would send two. If two were still insufficient, then he would send ten, even twenty.
Gu Hais army could not die. It could attack endlessly. This made for an unbearable situation for the strong asuras.
After the strong asuras could no longer bear it, they slowly got worn down.
Gu Hai swung his saber down, killing the asura leader.
Now, everyone seemed to have forgotten about everything, only taking pleasure in the slaughter.
The surrounding asura nations suffered disasters.
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
When the surrounding asura nations were about to collapse, Gu Hais army withdrew.
Three months were up. Gu Hai had established a rule that they would stop once every three months and return to the Slaughter Divine Palace, no matter the situation.
Return! the two hundred Gu Hais shouted.
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
The two-hundred-million-strong army immediately entered the black energy ball, returning to the Han Royal Dynasty.
The many soul bodies returned, filling the restricted area in the blink of an eye.
Return to your bodies! Gu Hai shouted.
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
All the soul bodies returned to their physical bodies; the two hundred Gu Hais also returned to his.
The two hundred soul bodies merged.
Gu Hai flushed red. Energy and blood surged in his body as he suppressed the bloodl.u.s.t in his heart.
While Gu Hai was still fine, the one million soldiers found it unbearable.
I cant take this!
Countless soldiers started vomiting.
Gu Hai waved his hand.
Clatter! Clatter! Clatter!
Gu Hai suddenly tossed out countless spirit stones to everyone. They immediately absorbed the Spiritual Energy in the spirit stones as though famished. After absorbing some energy, they started feeling somewhat better.
Imperial Father, the spirit stones that we placed in the Spirit Gathering Ritual Array have all been drained, Gu Qin said with a frown.
Your Majesty, we exhausted one billion superior-grade spirit stones this time, Chen Tianshan said, stunned.
Even with the Han Royal Dynastys many spirit stones, it would not be able to afford this expense. Only three months had pa.s.sed.
To think that the Soul Energy increased by this much? the Unborn Man exclaimed in shock.
Growth is a good thing. Theres no need to worry about spirit stones. However, everyone must be feeling restless and bloodthirsty now, right? Gu Hai looked at everyone.
Yes! The one million soldiers nodded.
Mister Unborn Man, can I trouble you to guide everyone in reading the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue and calm their minds? We will enter the Asura Path Secret Realm again two days later. Gu Hai took out the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue.
Oh? You are not reading it with us? the Unborn Man said, feeling puzzled.?????e???vel.???
I wrote the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue. I understand it more deeply than you all. Do I need to read it? Gu Hai said indifferently.
Previously, Laozi had explained the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue to Gu Hai. In just a while, Gu Hai had already refined countless asuras soul marks; only some restlessness remained. All he needed to do was recite the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue in his heart.
Alright. The Unborn Man nodded.
However, the growth of my spiritual souls over the past three months feels like the acc.u.mulations of fifty years, the Unborn Man marveled.
This is the natural result of the spiritual souls dividing into two hundred sets. Gu Hai smiled.
The Unborn Man nodded in a daze.
Huh? Gu Hais pupils suddenly constricted.
He noticed that the Soul Dividing Box seemed somewhat dimmer.
I hope nothing is wrong with the Soul Dividing Box.
Gu Hai immediately picked one up and sent in some Mending Heaven Energy behind everyones back.
However, the Soul Dividing Box did not recover, remaining in the same state.
Is there a limit on the number of uses? Is the Soul Dividing Box a consumable? A complicated look flashed in Gu Hais eyes.
Whats wrong, Your Majesty? Meng Tai asked curiously.
Nothing. From now on, no one is to leave this place. Anyone who disobeys will be executed without mercy! Gu Hai said seriously.
Yes! everyone answered.
Naturally, nothing must go wrong with this. Not a word of this could leak out, so Gu Hai needed to be cautious.
Soon, the sound of people reading the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue came from the restricted area.
While no one was permitted to leave, Gu Hai stepped out of the ritual array.
Gu Hai had summoned some of the important officialsincluding the crown prince, Gao Xianzhi, Meng Tai, Chen Tianshan, and many city lordsto the ritual array. Naturally, many of the other officials felt puzzled.
There were even people who deliberately made mistakes with some administrative matters to probe the situation.
However, Gu Hai made an appearance just three months later.
When Gu Hai came out, he immediately cleaned up the officials who tried to take advantage, upholding the law and discipline. The Han Royal Dynasty immediately gained stability.
At the same time, a team from Heavenly Court City brought Gu Hai an abundance of spirit stones.
The person escorting the team was Sima Changkong, like before.
Gu Hai went to meet him.
Mister Gu, His Holy Eminence sent me to deliver something. It arrived yesterday, Sima Changkong said as he looked at the various boxes before him.
Does Mister Sima want to take a look? Gu Hai asked with a smile.
Theres no need this time, Sima Changkong replied with a bitter smile.
Seeing the Heaven Splitting Ax previously was already enough. Now, he had delivered one hundred boxes. He did not want to be startled again.
Alright. Sorry to trouble Mister Sima! Gu Hai smiled.
I dont dare. However, His Holy Eminence instructed me to tell Mister Gu to hurry up, Sima Changkong said with a grave tone.
Report to the Qian Heavenly Emperor that the things you delivered will help speed things up. Tell him that I have already started, and he will be satisfied with the results soon, Gu Hai said with certainty.
Alright! Sima Changkong nodded.
After sending off Sima Changkong, Gu Hai remained in the royal court for two days. Then, he brought the one hundred boxes back to the altar in the ritual array.
When Gu Hai opened the boxes, they were filled with countless storage bracelets.
Gu Hai picked up a storage bracelet and opened it.
Clatter! Clatter! Clatter!
A slew of spirit stones immediately tumbled to the ground.
Theres are about five billion superior-grade spirit stones. Thats sufficient for a while, Gu Hai said.
What a lot of spirit stones! Chen Tianshan exclaimed.
Gu Hai waved, and the five billion spiritual stones immediately flew out, filling the interior of the ritual array and burying everyone.
Meng Tai felt horrified as he stood at the side. To think that I fought His Majesty once upon a time! Fight, my a.s.s. His Majesty just went out and brought back billions of superior-grade spirit stones so quickly. I must have suffered brain damage back then.
Make your preparations to enter the Asura Secret Realm again! Gu Hai said.
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
Everyones soul body divided into two hundred again, and the Soul Dividing Boxes turned dimmer.
Gu Hai quickly led everyone back into the Asura Path Secret Realm.
Recite the Cla.s.sic of the Dao and Virtue as you continue killing! Gu Hai shouted.
Yes! the army answered.
As the army killed, the soldiers not only gained experience in combat but also strengthened their spiritual souls, even cultivated a kind of murderous air as they kept fighting and killing.
As Gu Hai killed, his spiritual souls grew increasingly stronger. Now, his asura body was triple its initial size, reaching the strength of a Grade 4 asura.
The land was barren where the locusts went; the Han Nation army left ruins for five hundred kilometers around in its wake.
Gu Hais army rested for two days every three months, then went back in for a grand slaughter.
Word of the Han Nation Demon Armys brutality spread through the Asura Path Secret Realm in all directions like it had grown wings. This news quickly reached a certain black river as well.
A group of asuras stood by the black river, bowing respectfully towards it.
Reporting to the Ancestor Ming He! Another external army appeared in our realm, calling itself the Han Nation Demon Army. This Han Nation Demon Army is even more ferocious and brutal than the Divine Blood Demon Army. It is not only ferocious in battle but also well organized. In just a year, it has already conquered one hundred asura nations. Everywhere it goes, it systematically slaughters everything, destroying all the asuras, one of the asuras said respectfully to the black river.
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The black river suddenly churned.
The Han Nation Demon Army? Even more brutal than the Divine Blood Demon Army? Hah! Excellent! Excellent! A sinister, cold shout came from the black river.
Ancestor, its lair is still the Slaughter Divine Palace. However, that asura said worriedly.
It does not matter as long as they are outsiders. Humph! Previously, we set up a plan for the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor to come here. Everything was ready, just waiting for him to fall into the trap. Once he did, I could have used that to leave this Asura Path Secret Realm and no longer be under the Six Paths Immortals control. However, he left at the last moment. That dastardly thing! To think that he left! However, its fine. Fortunately, the Han Nation Demon Army showed up. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! This ancestor cannot let this opportunity slip by this time. I have to leave this Asura Path Secret Realm! Growl! A deep growl came from the river.
Yes! the asuras answered.
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