It was almost dark when Lu Li finally went back to Demon-slaying City. Most of the warriors were now around the valley. The sun was setting. The blood moon was rising, casting a red glow over the entire land.
As a matter of fact!
Outside the valley, the land was already red before the blood moon shone on it. Human warriors were fighting at close quarters with the Asmodians, Feather Race, Voodoo Race, and the Barbarian Race. This area gathered over fifteen million soldiers. Broken limbs were everywhere and so were mutilated bodies. Some were beheaded and then their bodies were stamped upon by others…
It was a mountain of corpses and a river of blood!
Of course, many of the corpses belonged to the four alien races. Their morale was shaken and in disarray. The four alien races did have brave and strong warriors, and they also had warriors who were not afraid of death. However, the valley was too narrow and few and far between could run away. Therefore, although the four alien races had organized several strikes, their armies were smashed to pieces by a mountain-like ball again and again.
Lu Li did not understand much of the art of warfare. That being said, he did know to strike those that took the lead. That was the effective way!
He was the Grand Master of the Demon-slaying Hall and his Wicked Bead could sustain most attacks. Naturally, he would go after the strongest of his enemies. Whenever the four alien races would impose a great casualty on the human side, he would fly over to beat up the enemies.
An incapable soldier was just a soldier, but an incapable commander would bring out a team of incapable soldiers.
The strength and abilities of a commander of an army were of vital importance. With the Asmodian Lord missing and Lu Li being invincible, the two sides were not balanced. Naturally, their combat powers were not a match.
Lu Renhuang and Patriarch of Law Enforcement were as unstoppable as Lu Li. They pierced into enemy formations like sharp swords. None could withstand their onslaught.
“Patriarch Jiang, look out~”
To the left, someone yelled in fright. Great Grandfather Three was battling a Barbarian when he heard it. He looked over. To his terror, he found Jiang Tianshun was ghastly pale and there seemed to be a green glow in his eyes. In the veins of his hand, some insects were moving about.
“No! Voodoo Poison!”
Great Grandfather Three was in distress. He flew over at once and slapped at the back of Jiang Tianshun’s head to knock him out.
Jiang Tianshun had been poisoned. If he was not brought under control, he would lose his mind and start killing people of his own.
“Bring Patriarch Jiang back and freeze him immediately!”
Great Grandfather Three shouted. Two came over to take Jiang Tianshun back. Then, Great Grandfather Three yelled to the Wicked Bead, “Grand Master, a little help over here.”
Lu Li heard the message and turned over. The first he saw was Jiang Tianhun being carried away. Lu Li burst into anger. That was Jiang Qiling’s grandfather. If he died, what would Lu Li say to her?
Lu Li did not dare to shout back for fear Jiang Qiling would know. He could only give a vague reply, “Great Grandfather Three, take care of the rest!”
The Wicked Bead smashed into the Voodoo Race army like a shooting star. More than a dozen powerful ones were pounded to death. Afterward, the Wicked Bead soared up again and came down on the other Voodoo Race warriors nearby.
“The majority of them is over there!”
When this area was almost clean with Voodoo Race warriors, Lu Li flew the Wicked Bead to another direction.
What bothered him was that the four alien races were fleeing to different directions. Voodoo Race warriors were spreading everywhere. He could only go where groups of them were gathered.
With more and more of them dying and wounded, the rest of the four alien races started to counter-attack desperately. Human armies and powerful warriors were pressing on. The valley could only allow for few of the four alien races to run away. The majority knew that there was no escape and thought they might just as well fight till their deaths.
The counterattack took a heavier toll on the human side. Most casualties were because of the Voodoo Race and the Asmodians. The four alien races had been cooperating quite well with the Barbarian Race shield in the front and Feather Race provide airborne aid. The Voodoo Race would stay behind so as to release toxins and the Asmodians mainly conduct sneak raids. This battle tactic could implicit great harm on the human side.
Many of the Voodoo Race’ powerful warriors had Voodoo Poison ready in their hands. Their targets were not the average human warriors but patriarchs of the Demon-slaying Hall or young talents.
More and more patriarchs and talents were sent back to Demon-slaying City after they were poisoned. Currently, there was no cure. They had to be taken back to be frozen.
It was fortunate for them that Uncle Nine of the Jun Family had captured the master of the Voodoo Race. Lu Li was still confident that things might turn around because Leng Wuxin was trying to develop the cure as well.
Lu Li pressed forward in the Wicked Bead. Lu Renhuang and Patriarch of Law Enforcement both had Mystic Armor so chances of them being poisoned were little. The Voodoo Race must be transmitted in blood to exert influence in the body. As long as Lu Renhuang and Patriarch of Law Enforcement were not injured, they would be safe from the Voodoo Poison.
The fight lasted from evening until midnight. Merely a little bit over two million of the four alien races was able to escape. Of the other seven million, over half had been killed. The number of four alien races that could resist in an orderly fashion was less than one million.
Of those dead, more than half were slaughtered by Lu Li or died because of him. It had been a long time. Lu Li was fearing that the Asmodian Lord might come back so he ordered the human warriors to go back.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement did not understand. If they could go on, in less than an hour, they would be able to wipe out those one million enemies. Why would they go back at this moment?
The other patriarchs of the Demon-slaying Hall had the same question. Therefore, they did not start pulling back in a timely manner. Lu Li was just appointed the Grand Master of the Demon-slaying Hall. His authority was not completely recognized yet. If it were Xing Mu, they would have carried out his orders right away and nobody would dare to voice any doubt.
Smashing away an Earth Immortal Realm Barbarian, Patriarch of Law Enforcement turned to the Wicked Bead and asked, “Grand Master? How about we stay for another hour?”
“That is not acceptable!”
Lu Li answered in a bossy manner. He was determined. But he did not offer an explanation for why he would like to retreat.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement said after some thought, “Let the soldiers go back first. All the deacons stay and fight.”
Those that could be deacons should at least be at the Human Sovereign Realm while most of the soldiers were at the Eternal Realm or Noble Lord Realm. Many soldiers were not happy to be told so by Patriarch of Law Enforcement. After all, they were having a blast in this fight. They were about to wipe out the rest of the four alien races and now they had to go back?
That being said, the soldiers must retreat since they were ordered to do so. The number of powerful warriors accounted for one-tenth of the entire army. It would not take long for them to retreat back to the city. Of course, the number of Human Sovereign Realm and Earth Immortal Realm warriors staying behind had reached thousands.
An hour had already passed, and the majority of the troops were able to retreat back to the city. In the battlefield, after another round of attack from those who stayed and Lu Li, another three to four hundred thousand alien races were killed.
“Go back now. I will deal with the rest!”
Lu Li told Patriarch of Law Enforcement again. The latter frowned and asked, “How about we let the patriarchs stay and send the others back first?”
Lu Li took a look. There were fifty to sixty patriarchs. To take them all into the Wicked Bead was a bit of a stretch. He gave it some thought. “Pick 20 of the most capable patriarchs and let them stay. Great Grandfather, you go back to the city to take control. Also… I will have the Voodoo Race master brought back to the city. Try to get the fix from him as soon as possible.”
During this fight alone, nearly 10 patriarchs and a greater number of deacons were poisoned. Lu Li did not know the exact number yet. But the Voodoo Poison must be fixed or those poisoned would die sooner or later.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement said to Lu Renhuang, “Now, you stay with 20 patriarchs to help Grand Master. I will go back with the rest!”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement started his way back. However, right at that moment, the space in front of him had been torn apart. A black shadow sneaked out from the crack. His red eyes spoke of nothing but coldness and terror!
The voice sounded like it was sent from hell, “Great Grandfather? Lu Li, you have slaughtered my people. Now, I will bury your Great Grandfather with the deceased.”
The Asmodian Lord was back.