The war was about to break out. The Liu Family allocating all the County Guardians back was obviously getting ready for defending the Liu Family Compound till their last breaths.
At this moment, massive forces were deployed at the four gates. There were 2000 warriors altogether from the four Families, but the number of the Liu Family warriors reached 3000.
Many of the 3000 warriors were at the Xuan Wu Realm which made their comprehensive fighting capacity not stronger than that of the four families. Nearly all the powerful warriors of the four families poured out to attack.
Many warriors of the Liu Family fought to their death at the Ice Abyss, yet at this moment, the fact that the Liu Family still had the ability to assemble so many people was a testimony of the amount of strength and resources they accumulated over the years.
More than 1000 warriors swarmed towards the front gate of the Liu Family. However, before they were even close to the gate, numerous crossbow bolts flew all over the sky toward the warriors. The night was dim. The crossbow bolts were fast. Too many warriors on the outside didn’t even have the chance to dodge. The nearly 100 warriors at the front of the formation were pierced through and died on the spot.
“The Mysterious Mechanized Crossbow?”
Coldness filled the eyes of the Family Patriarch of the Zhao Family. He had anticipated that the Liu Family was prepared, but he had no idea that the Liu Family had bought so many Mysterious Mechanized Crossbows secretly. This crossbow was a Xuan Artifact of the Eighth-rank of the Human Grade, incredibly powerful.
“Zhao Pan, Zhao Li, lead the way!”
Zhao Family Patriarch waved his hands and the other three Family Patriarchs also gave their orders respectively. More than a score of warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm shot out immediately and charged forward with their teams.
Tuk, tuk, tuk!
Countless black crossbow bolts were shot out of the backyard of the Liu Family, as if they were the Soul Sucking Rope of the God of Death. But the more than 20 warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm made their moves at the same time. They waved their weapons to form a shield protecting their way in. With the muffled sounds of impact, many crossbow bolts were smashed away and the warriors of the four families approached the Liu Family Compound step by step.
A huge guy of the Lu Family  swung a huge iron hammer on the red iron gates of the Liu Family. The door was smashed broken immediately.
Tuk, tuk, tuk!
Behind the gates were Liu Family warriors standing in orderly formations. Patriarch Seven stood behind the gates, coldness enveloping him. He waved his hands to give command and more crossbows bolts shot from the inside. There were so many of them that it looked like it was raining crossbow bolts.
The huge guy of the Lu Family wielded his iron hammer to smack all the crossbow bolts away. Taking the lead, he rushed into the Liu Family Compound.
Patriarch Seven yelled. He drew out his long saber and charged forward with the many Liu Family warriors. They managed to block the warriors of the other four families making their way in at once.
The rain was getting heavier. The bloody war was on. After tonight, the Liu Family Compound would turn into a ground of bloody slaughter.
At the same time, sanguinary battles also commenced at the east, north and west gates of the Liu Family. The Liu Family had arranged Mysterious Mechanized Crossbows to be deployed at every gate. After the first round of battle, dozens of warriors of the four families were killed easily.
Later, Spirit Sea Realm warriors of the four Families led teams to force their way into the Liu Family and the two sides engaged in close combat. The most tragic bloody war was on.
Loud roars, noises of weapons bumping into each other, the sound of houses collapsing and the miserable cries of warriors rose one after another.
These sounds could be heard clearly around the entire Wu Ling County. No civilian dared to go out and look. They all stayed at home, terrified, praying that the war would not spread their way.
The Guest Clan was quiet. There were only more than a score of Guest Warriors in total at the Guest Clan. Apart from the seven or eight men that secretly escaped, the rest of the Guest Warriors had all gone to the west gates to fight.
But not Lu Li. It was not that Lu Li did not want to participate. He was still deep in sleep.
Before the fight started, Cheng Qu had come to his door three times but Lu Li never woke up. Cheng Qu then had to take the rest of the Guest Warriors to meet their enemies head-on at the west gate.
Since last night, Lu Li had been consuming the Blood Refinement Pellets. He had consumed all of them. The last time he did that, he took 12 in all at the same time, after which he just passed out.
It was raining dogs and cats outside. The flames of the war raged across the land. On Lu Ling’s face, there was not even a slightest trace of urgency or anxiety. She was calm, like still waters. She was combing through all the books. After she put all the books left by her father together, she threw them into the burner one by one.
She had read through all the books. There was no point leaving them behind. Plus, Lu Ling did not want to let the books scatter around in the world. Therefore, she had to burn them.
When all the books were ashes, she walked into the room on her walking stick. Seeing that Lu Li was still asleep, she just sat there, waiting for him to wake up, worriless.
The door was burst open. Nothing changed on Lu Ling’s face. She just lifted her hand slightly, and pointed the Death Seeking Crossbow at the door.
When Lu Ling realized that it was a familiar Guest Warrior, she lowered her hand and said in a calm voice, “You can’t hold on any longer at the west gate?”
The Guest Warrior nodded and looked to Lu Li. He said, burning with a frenzy of rage, “There are six warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm from the four Families at the west gate. Lady Yi cannot hold out against them for much longer. She sent me here to ask Lu Li to go out and fight the enemy.”
Lu Ling shrugged and replied, “You can see this. My brother remains unconscious. You go and ask Lady Yi and the warriors to retreat while fighting. Ask them to retreat this way. My brother probably will wake up sooner when he hears the sound of the fight.”
The Guest Warrior at the door rolled his eyes. The noise was already loud enough at the west gate. It could be clearly heard here. Since Lu Li could not wake up now, who could say that he would later?
Lu Ling waved her hand and continued in her soft voice, “Go, just tell them what I said. Let them retreat to the vicinity of the Guest Clan, then they will definitely be able to withstand it.”
The Guest Warrior had to leave the room, but he was cursing on the inside. Could it be that Lu Li was faking his unconsciousness so he could get out of fighting? Lu Li’s food and stuff were provided by the Liu Family. Now at this critical moment, he became this cowardly person. He really was an ungrateful soul…
The Guest Warrior ran like hell and soon was back to the west gate.
Currently, there wasn’t much difference between the west gate and hell. Bodies were everywhere. At least 200 people from both sides were dead. The small square in the west gate was now tainted red with the blood.
Liu Yi did not join. She stood behind the crowds and looked to the distance. Coldness filled her eyes. The Guest Warrior walked toward Liu Yi and told her what Lu Ling said.
After she heard that, Liu Yi put on a mocking expression. She shook her head and said, “He does not belong to us the Liu Family. He really is untrustworthy…”
Lu Li had refused to join the Internal Clan and the External Clan of the Liu Family. She should have known back then that Lu Li did not have the interests of the Liu Family on his mind. There was no way that he could risk his life for the Liu Family.
Unconscious? Who would buy that?
Today, Liu Yi had intended to let Lu Li come out to the fight by coming to the west gate to assume command. She believed that Lu Li owed her something and that he would fight for her sake.
Even though Lu Li was just at the Xuan Wu Realm, but he could kill Patriarch Qi, Patriarch Piao and Uncle Scar, so Liu Yi judged that Lu Li’s combat ability should be around the middle stage of the Spirit Sea Realm.
If a warrior of such power could come out to the fight, the chances of the Liu Family winning at the west gate would go up a little bit, but even for a little bit, Liu Yi must strive for it.
Unfortunately, since the battle started, Lu Li had not come out. Even if Liu Yi had sent someone to get him, he was still “unconscious”. This broke Liu Yi’s heart. She was completely disappointed in him.
One of the warriors of the Liu Family was smacked off by Di Ba using his saber. The body landed in front of Liu Yi. The eyes were still open.
Seeing that the warriors of the Liu Family were at a disadvantageous place, Liu Yi sighed secretly. This time, she had thought that Lu Li would participate in their battle so she did not send too many warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm out. On the other hand, on the front of the four Families, since Zhao Rui was leading, they had more warriors at the Spirit Sea Realm. They outnumber Spirit Sea Realm warriors of the Liu Family by two…
“Retreat to the Guest Clan!”
Liu Yi decided. Didn’t Lu Li’s sister ask them to retreat to the Guest Clan? So Liu Yi would do as she was told. She wanted to find out when Zhao Rui and the rest forced their way to the Guest Clan, how Lu Li would remain this cowardly person.
Zhao Rui, and Di Ba brought someone with them and pursued Liu Yi. Zhao Rui and Di Ba used their full strength with every move, bold and powerful.
Lu Li did not show himself. They thought he had taken flight. They eagerly wished that the war could be over soon so they could hunt down Lu Li afterwards.
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