Chapter 105 - Preparing to Enter the Song Jia Sect
Chapter 105 - Preparing to Enter the Song Jia Sect
In the Song Jia Sect...
There was a gloomy mountain valley currently covered in dense, dark clouds. A team of demonized Song Jia Sect disciples was transporting a hundred unconscious men into a small blood pool. They were soaked in this blood pool up to their necks, and only their heads were visible.
Having finished transporting them, the congregation of demonized men looked respectfully to a black-robed figure.
The black-robed figure’s skin was dark, and there was a sinister cold look in his eyes. On his left eye, there was a scar, giving the man a rather hideous appearance.
"Ancestor, this is the latest batch of disciples. The blood pool is also filled up to the brim with human blood. They are already unconscious. All that is left is for the ancestor to transform them!" a demonized disciple reported respectfully.
The black-robed figure nodded in acknowledgment and made his way to the edge of the blood pool, before treading out onto it slowly.
Just like this, the black-robed figure was walking on the blood pool, as if he was walking on flat ground.
Slowly, the black-robed figure made his way to the center to the unconscious men and stretched his arms out.
Suddenly, two wisps of red energy emerged from his palms, shooting straight towards the group of unconscious men, and drilling inside their heads in a flash.
Having done this, the black-robed man gave out a yell. Green balls of light emerged from the heads of comatose men, one after another. The balls of light were transparent, and only under the red threads of energy did they appear distinct.
Suddenly, the groups of light balls rushed straight into the black-robed man's mouth one after another. In the wink of an eye, all the balls of light had been swallowed by the black-robed men.
Having eaten the balls of light, the black-robed man slowly forced out a drop of blood essence from his fingertip.
The drop of blood essence splashed into the pool and blended with the human blood there instantly.
Immediately afterward, the mixed blood started to seethe before quickly drilling into the heads of the comatose men.
After a good long while, all of the human blood in the pool had completely disappeared. The black-robed man also withdrew the threads of red energy from his palms.
"Bring them up!" the black-robed man ordered calmly.
"Yes, sir!" the group of demonized disciples obeyed at once.
The black-robed man turned and slowly flew his way back to a tall mountain, where there was a palace atop the mountain, the Song Jia Palace!
"Ancestor!" At the entrance of the palace, a group of the demonized men greeted him respectfully.
"Did you get anything?" the black-robed man asked in a deep voice.
"Not yet, ancestor! They have dragon talismans on them, we didn't dare to use excessive means!" that man replied respectfully.
Hearing this, the black-robed men knit his brow tightly and said, "Dragon talismans, huh? Long Wanqing's grandfather actually sent his personal guards to protect Long Wangqin? If they are dead or crippled, Long Wanqing's grandfather will come to know. Therefore, they can neither be crippled nor allowed to die!"
"Oh, but then, we won't get anything from our torture!" That demonized man's countenance turned ugly as he realized the fact.
"Don't whine to me about the results, that's your problem! I gave you power, not for complaining!" the black-robed man rebuked in a cold voice.
"Yes, ancestor!" the demonized disciple said helplessly.
"Why is there no information from Song Shengping's side?" the black-robed man asked in a deep voice.
A frown appeared on the demonized man's brow as he answered, "Chief was probably not able to get the whereabouts of that monk!"
"Very well! You can leave now, I still have to refine the human souls!" the black-robed man ordered calmly.
"Yes, Ancestor!" The congregation of demonized disciples withdrew right away.
Slowly making his way into the Song Jia Palace, the black-robed man closed the door and sat down in the lotus position. A sneer immediately appeared on his lips. "Stupid humans, ha!"
Outside the Song Jia Sect...
Gu Hai was gazing into the distance, looking at the groups of citizens who were being driven into the Song Jia Sect.
"My Lord, this Golden Chrysalis Array has cut off the Song Jia Sect from the outside completely. That is the only entrance. What should we do?" Chen Tianshan asked, a complex look on his face.
"Only one entrance, are we really going to go in?" Gao Xianzhi asked with a similarly complex look on his face.
"Not us, but you!" Gu Hai answered calmly.
"Ah?" Gao Xianzhi was slightly taken aback.
"With the great demon inside, it will extremely dangerous to search for Long Wanqing. Therefore, we need to do everything with complete secrecy!" Gu Hai stated in a calm and poised manner.
"However, everyone is inspected at the entrance, how can we pass?" the nearby Scar asked anxiously.
"It's very easy to go in. Only that great demon poses us the most danger. Therefore, I need to draw that great demon out!" Gu Hai stated calmly.
"Oh? My Lord, what should we do?" a surprised Chen Tianshan wondered.
Gu Hai, on the other hand, turned his gaze to Gao Xianzhi, as if encouraging Gao Xianzhi to consider going in.
Gao Xianzhi was slightly taken aback. He immediately understood Gu Hai's intention. While pondering, he said, "My Lord, you plan to arrange an array and clash with the Song Jia Sect's array?"
Gu Hai pursed his lips into a smile and said, "Not bad!"
"28x28 Heaven and Earth Grand Array?" Gao Xianzhi asked, taking a deep breath.
Gu Hai nodded his acknowledgment.
"But we will need a huge amount of spirit stones for that.." Gao Xianzhi's face changed a bit.
"We sure do!" Gu Hai nodded his confirmation.
"Spirit stones? There is spirit stone mine over there, that's the largest spirit stone mine of the Song Jia Sect! It's not inside the Golden Chrysalis Array..." said Chen Tianshan, pointing at a nearby location.
"What are you waiting for? Let's go!" Gu Hai ordered in a calm voice.
"Yes, my Lord!" everyone obeyed enthusiastically.
Not too far away from the Golden Chrysalis Array, there was a forest guarded by a team of Song Jia Sect disciples. Gu Hai and his army of three thousand men arrived quietly, coldly gazing at the nearby valley entrance.
"Hurry up, this mortal is young, his heart and liver will certainly be most tender!"
"I also want it! Share with me quickly!"
"Don't snatch it!"...
There was a group of people who were cruelly eating the recently caught citizens of the Chen Kingdom.
At the sight of this, more horrid looks showed up on the faces of the criminals.
"This is also the reason why I wanted to kill the demonized men. They are addicted to human flesh. They are just like the blood-sucking vampires I have seen. The more they drank blood, the more they came to like it. Unless they had a strong perseverance, very few were able to control themselves. The same is true for this half-serpents. They have grown addicted to eating human hearts and livers. Therefore, we must kill them!" Shangguan Hen said with an ashen look on his face.
"My Lord, there are about eight hundred Song Jia Sect disciples stationed all around, this should be a huge mine. There are also some buildings as well. Judging from their structure, they should be temporary storehouses for the mined spirit stones!" While everyone was disgusted by the horrid sight, Gao Xianzhi was calmly mapping the layout.
"Gao Xianzhi, take the Heaven Company with you and look for an opportunity to enter the Song Jia Sect. Either bring Long Wanqing out or get the most accurate info on Long Wanqing's location!" Gu Hai ordered calmly.
"Yes, my Lord!" Gao Xianzhi answered.
"Shangguan Hen, take the Death Company and get ready to arrange the array I taught you in the Golden Tong. I will give you the spirit stones and layout plans!" Gu Hai ordered Shangguan Hen in a very calm voice.
"Yes, my Lord!" Shangguan Hen affirmed respectfully.
"Chen Tianshan, Scar, take the Earth and Void companies with you, you are responsible for dealing with these eight hundred Song Jia Sect disciples. It's almost two against one, will that be a problem?" Gu Hai looked at the pair.
"My Lord, don't worry, there won't be any problem!" the two replied right away.
"I want it to be done silently!" Gu Hai emphasized in a deep voice.
"Ah!" The two were slightly worried. After all, how could dealing with eight hundred men be done without any commotion?
"You have one day to investigate each and every target in detail. Give your subordinates respective targets. And without any unrest, they should follow their own targets and attack them at night. Will this do?" Gu Hai asked calmly.
"Ah? Yes!" the two answered quickly.
Gao Xianzhi, leading the men of Heaven Company, left quickly.
Gu Hai took out a pen and paper, directing Shangguan Hen as to where he should bury the spirit stones after they had been acquired.
When all was said and done, three thousand men were far too many. There were several times when they were almost sighted by Song Jia Sect disciples. Fortunately, the Song Jia Sect disciples didn't realize their crisis and were killed by his men during their momentary lapse of concentration.
The sun gradually went down, welcoming the arrival of dusk. At this moment, the Song Jia Sect disciples' movements had also decreased a lot, as many of them were resting.
Gu Hai, standing atop a mountain, narrowed his eyes. "It's time!"
There was a piece of rock in his hand which gradually crashed into the ground far away.
As the rock fell on the ground, the battle cries of ex-gladiators rang out everywhere.
"Don't kill me!"
"Who are you?"...
Amidst the muffled cries, the Song Jia Sect disciples who were guarding the spirit stone mine were eliminated by the raiders one by one.
The convicts' actions were extremely swift. The Song Jia Sect disciples were only able to give out a cry before their voices vanished. It was too late to even transform.
Shangguan Hen and the Death Company, broke the gates of storehouses and quickly took the vast amount of spirit stones.
"Begin arranging the array!" Shangguan Hen ordered coldly.
"Yes, sir!" The men of Death Company quickly dashed about the forest, burying spirit stones constantly.
Gu Hai also walked around the spirit stone mine, looking all around at his busy men.
In just two hours, Shangguan Hen came running up. "My Lord, it's done!"
"Rise!" Gu Hai shouted.
Suddenly, churning clouds of mist emerged all around the spirit stone mine. However, under the dark cover of the night, the billowing mist was not that apparent yet.
After the preliminary array had been laid out, Gu Hai began to order his men to bury spirit stones again, arranging the complex part of the array. The men were completely up to their ears in work.
The next morning...
One of Gu Hai’s men, wearing Song Jia Sect disciples clothes, with some other men holding long whips, was escorting a group of 'citizens' towards the entrance of the Song Jia Sect. Gao Xianzhi was hiding among these 'citizens'.
Apart from Gao Xianzhi, there were several other teams of Song Jia Sect disciples who had returned after capturing the mortal citizens.
At daybreak, the sun came up, basking the land in its glory, illuminating in all directions...
"Wait, why is there so much fog over there?"
"It appears to be an array!"
"Array? Why is an array there?"...
Immediately, many Song Jia Sect disciples discovered the abnormality of Gu Hai's array around their spirit stone mine.
"Let's go, take a look!" Some Song Jia Sect disciples quickly rushed towards Gu Hai's position from the sect.
Under Gao Xianzhi's eye signal, the men escorting the group of 'citizens' arrived at the entrance.
"Senior brother, I just captured five hundred men, all of them are of good quality!" the man proudly smiled and reported.
The disciple guarding the entrance frowned slightly as he looked at the man before him, finding him to be quite unfamiliar.
"Which mountain do you belong to? You look unfamiliar!" the guard asked him, confused.
At this moment, miserable screams rose from the grand array in the distance.
The miserable screams resounded across the nine heavens. Hearing them, the Song Jia Sect disciples' face turned ugly as they turned their heads around to look.