Luo Feng lightly shook his head.
“You are a fool!” Wu He was truly anxious.
Back when he first entered the army selections, seeing how Luo Feng could defeat him, and also seeing that they were the only two who made it to become new recruits, he had decided to follow Luo Feng’s lead. Based on his experience, he was only showing his weakness to Luo Feng for the time being. When they met with dangers, thanks to Wu He’s life-saving means, Luo Feng would be the first to die. The only thing that fell outside of his expectations was the extent of Luo Feng’s craziness.
He dared not continue following Luo Feng in his crazy courses of action. If they went on taking such risks, Luo Feng would be heading to his doom, and he, Wu He, would likely be unable to escape unscathed from this true god level melee.
Wu He shouted angrily, “You don’t even know what a disaster-level mission really means! If that is the case, you shall fight for your life, and I shall fight for mine! I will not be your companion anymore.”
Wu He left very quickly and quietly as he sped toward the battlefield where the melee was taking place.
Luo Feng looked at Wu He’s departing figure and let out a sigh. His only companion since joining the army had left him.
“He never truly trusted me wholeheartedly, anyway.” Luo Feng shook his head and continue to stay hidden among the grass as he observed the greet melee happening in the sky high above. After watching for a long time, he started to take action.
There were three main battlefields in the whole of Nine Smoke Marsh.
They were, namely, the main battlefield, which involved the greatest number of law masters and was always the most chaotic one; the true god level battlefield, which had more than 10,000 true gods; and the void space battlefield, which was occupied by the six true gods of void space.
Among these three main battlefields, the battlefield of the law masters occupied the largest area and was quite scattered. In the sky and deep within the marshes, there were law masters fighting everywhere.
The true gods might only occupy the sky and the marshes, but still, there were battles occurring everywhere. But for the true gods, their battles were mainly congregated in the Purple Vine Marsh region of the Nine Smoke Marsh. After all, the total number of true gods was not that big. The region of Purple Vine Marsh was big enough for their battles, and this region was unanimously avoided by all law masters. No one dared to go near. After all, being caught in a true god melee was the easiest way to lose one’s life.
“A true god level battlefield…”
Luo Feng was advancing most discreetly, at a tremendously rapid speed, toward the true god level battlefield. Along the way, he had encountered three frays, which all involved law masters from Nine Smoke Marsh. The moment they saw Luo Feng, they ascertained that he was a tribal warrior of Xuan Yu Mountain.
Luo Feng had set his mind on arriving at the true god level battlefield as soon as he could, so he was not interested in purposefully bullying any of the law masters. However, the other parties were so insistent in meeting the tip of his blade that Luo Feng was left with no choice. Unintentionally, he had killed one law master from each of the three crossfires.
After a long time, Luo Feng stood above one of the marshes and looked afar.
“There it is.”
Luo Feng watching in silence. He saw a marsh with many lush purple vines over it. This was the “Purple Vine Marsh” region of Nine Smoke Marsh. A great many beast true gods and tribal true gods were entangled in various melees. A handful of true gods even charged out from the quavering swamp. Apparently, there were also melees going on beneath the marsh.
“It seems they are trying to minimize the number of warriors lost from their own army.” Luo Feng observed. “True gods from both sides are mixed around. In Xuan Yu Mountain’s army, there are a few warriors from Nine Smoke Marsh’s army and vice versa. This way, there won’t be the possibility of large-scale attacks occurring.”
In such one-to-one or two-to-one methods of fighting, it would take a long time before any warrior was annihilated! If this was a collective form of attack, a single sweep would bring about a few annihilations, and both parties would charge into one another’s camp. Then they would again be engaged in a series of melees. True gods were different from law masters to begin with; they were fewer, which was why none of the powerful groups were willing to mindlessly waste their precious supply of true god great beings.
“Corpses.” Luo Feng looked around earnestly. Now, he was just waiting for a true god level corpse to appear.
Luo Feng hid at a spot not far from the true god level battlefield as he waited quietly for the perfect opportunity to strike. Further off from the peripheral region of the true god level battlefield, another troop of law masters hid in the dark.
“Captain, how impressive. That true god level battlefield is so terrifying, yet you are able to seize a true god corpse so easily.”
“True, Captain. It seems so easy when you do it. If I were the one performing the task, I am certain I would not make it out alive.”
18 law masters were hiding in a faraway spot amidst the wilderness. This was one of the troops consisting of the captain and his troop of warriors. They had been deployed here by Python River Army. The other warriors were praising their captain because, just a while ago, he had displayed his formidable ability when caught in a perilous situation. He had just seized a corpse of a Nine Smoke Marsh true god.
They were praising their captain for two reasons. One, they truly admired how powerful he was. Two, they held high hopes that their captain would seize more true god corpses, which would help them complete their military mission.
The captain, who had been relishing in all the compliments, finally shouted an order. “Enough!”
His warriors might not have been aware of the intense risk he had taken, but the captain was crystal clear on this fact.
“There can only be one.” The captain’s gaze swept through the troop as he spoke, and right away, several of their hopes were dashed. “Previously, on the true god level battlefield, not one of those law masters dared to get close to me. Suddenly, I appeared to seize a corpse. This was something they had not expected, and they were caught off-guard. That was why I was able to make such a speedy escape. Even so, I also suffered a blow from one of the attacks. Had I been a little slower or surrounded by a few true gods…”
The captain shook his head as he considered the possible outcome. He had undergone many missions and had made it through every single one—even those at the reincarnation level. He knew full well that at the crucial moment, when it was time to strike, he had to take a gamble and go for it! Since he was leading a troop of warriors, at the very least, he had to obtain a corpse. He had to first be able to complete his mission before he could help his warriors.
Everyone looked towards him.
“I won’t leave you in a lurch,” the captain said. “If I had no intentions of helping, I would have left right away. Just wait. When the opportunity arrives, all of you just have to act according to my plan. I will do my best to help you all.”
“Captain, just give your orders, and we will follow.”
Everyone might have appeared to oblige without hesitation, but in their hearts, they were worried. No matter what, the captain had already seized a true god corpse, so he had enough military credits. But there were 17 of them, which meant they would need 17 true god beast bodies from Nine Smoke Marsh’s side.
“Having to seize 17 true god bodies…” Among the warriors, there were some who felt that since their captain could succeed so easily, if they were to take the risk, they might stand a chance of success, too. “Earlier on, Captain made things look so easy. He caught his opponent off guard. Then, at an incomparably fast speed, he seized the corpse and then made his escape without delay. If I tried that, I might possibly succeed too.”
Yet, as time passed and they still had not managed to obtain a corpse, they were truly pushed to the peak of anxiety. Still, they had to go on with their current plan.
The captain swept his gaze over them all. With a frown he reminded them, “Remember, there can only be one. The first time, you made a careless move. The next time around, you must be vigilant. Those true gods did not capture me, but they were not about to let me have my way as I pleased. You all must remember: Do not take any risks. The moment someone makes a risky move, I will leave this battlefield right away.”
“We will not act rashly.”
One by one, the warriors responded. The captain and his troop of warriors were waiting patiently for the right opportunity to come along.
Luo Feng was also waiting. But he did not know that the captain and his warriors were also in the vicinity. After all, the captain was very experienced. Making formulating plans and making decisions, he was swifter and surer, so he had reached the goal long before Luo Feng and had managed to seize a true god body first.
“With a single thought, a void space is formed. The entire Nine Smoke Marsh is enshrouded by the void space. Within this area, any domain type true treasure is rendered powerless. Even if my Shi Wu Wings were still around, their ability to control time and space would still be rendered pointless.”
Luo Feng understood this and was aware that, on this battlefield, only a true god of void space could rein control over the whole situation. Other true gods and law masters could only observe with their eyes and sense by using their godly powers.
“I can only depend on my eyes to observe and my godly power to sense.” Luo Feng kept a thorough and close watch.
Hong! Hong! Hong! Hong! Hong! Hong!
It was as though heaven and earth had collapsed.
The true god battlefield was suddenly a scene of chaos. From afar, Luo Feng kept a watchful eye over every single detail as he waited for the right opportunity to emerge.
A hideous body came crashing out of the muddy marsh and flew over in an upside-down posture. Then its massive body rolled and tumbled over the ground. It seemed to have fallen into a state of unconsciousness. Shortly after, a tribal true god charged out of the marsh at lightning speed. In his hand was a strange stone rod. On one end of it, the tip was extremely sharp.
Raising the stone rod high, he took aim and tossed it at the rolling, tumbling beast body. The rod instantaneously pierced the beast body!
The sharp end of the stone rod pierced straight through the head of the beast body. A single stab was enough to pin the body of the rolling, tumbling beast down within the marsh. The massive body crashed down with a bang, splashing water all over the place. At the spot on the beast true god’s head where the stone rod had pierced through, bouts of terrifying ripples surged from the stone rod.
“Ah!” The true god beast let out a shout of anguish. Then its head drooped, and it lay still, in the same spot, no longer moving.
“Hahaha…” The arrogant tribal true god laughed in a most uninhibited manner.
Three beast figures swept down at almost the same time.
“Only capable of bullying the little ones without any true god level armor for protection.”
“You truly deserve to die.”
“You bastards of the Xuan Yu Mountain!”
The three beast true gods bellowed taunts as they charged over. The tribal true god did not dare to confront them. Instead, he made a speedy retreat.
This was the so-called method of “preying on the weak.” Out of the large number of true god beasts and tribal true gods, more than half had never joined the army before! As a result, there were many without true god level armor. It was similar to when Rampaging Devil God first arrived and was met with a true god beast; he had not had any true god level armor to protect himself.
“True god corpse! From the Nine Smoke Marsh!” The warriors under the captain’s command were all eyeing the body.
“Don’t take risks! I’ve said this before—don’t take risks,” said the captain.
He looked around. The prestige and power that these warriors coveted could be seen in their eyes. After all, none of them had been confident enough, so they had hoped that the captain would take the field for them. But the captain was no fool.
In another spot far from the true god level battlefield, Luo Feng also kept a close watch. He saw the hideous body lying in the middle of the marsh. It was several tens of thousands of kilometers long. More than half of it was submerged beneath the water. The other parts were exposed above the surface.
“This true god corpse belongs to a member of the Nine Smoke Marsh.” Luo Feng’s eyes lit up.
His gaze swept over the positions of the other true gods on the battlefield. With his godly power, he could sense and confirm, quite accurately, the exact position of each and every one of them.
Right now, they are in the midst of numerous melees, thought Luo Feng. Even if they wanted to stop me, based on the respective distance of these true gods from me, at most, five true gods would make it in time. And merely five true gods… No threat at all!
In Luo Feng’s mind, eight possible routes appeared, and he immediately got moving. As he closed the distance between him and the battlefield, he continuously adjusted his route and calculating his risks based on the movements of the true gods who were engaged in a series of melees.
Arriving at the danger zone soon, he thought. From now on, there is a possibility of being discovered with every passing second. The later I am discovered, the easier it will be for me to escape.
Luo Feng had already charged into the terrifying, earth-shattering true god level battlefield.