Chapter 217: Disorganized Army
“There’s no movement even if we guard here every day. Are we going to kill our way over or retreat?”
The two big bears gathered together and discussed softly with anxious expressions.
Xiong Batian had already been killed, the few lords in their tribe were about to fall out with each other. It would be difficult for them to maintain their relationships within the Bear Clan. And now, the tribe was already in pieces because they were forcefully tied up by Da Mingkong and Shi Fengchun.
Even if one was not from this tribe, they could clearly tell that although the Bear Clan was still divided into one area, it had already been divided into five small tribes. Each small tribe vaguely had a center.
As long as the battle here ended, their group would immediately fall apart and no longer have its former glory.
“Who knows? I think Da Mingkong seems to be afraid of humans now. But this was no wonder. There are indeed hidden dragons and crouching tigers among the humans. There are many powerful figures hidden. They killed our Patriarch so easily. These humans are really cunning.”
“In my opinion, if they had fought openly, they would definitely not be the Patriarch’s match. I heard that two humans attacked together and ambushed our Patriarch. Our Patriarch was killed without paying attention. What a pity.”
The two big black bears sighed regretfully. Xiong Batian had died a miserable death. Such a mighty Great Lord was easily dealt with, causing the Bear Clan to completely fall apart.
On the other side, the situation of the Heavenly Wolf Clan was not much different. Their boss was already dead, so the remaining leaders below were naturally unwilling to submit to others. The few of them were not convinced by each other. In any case, it was impossible for a new Lord to be born in a short period of time.
Choosing a new lord required a huge amount of resources. He died just like that. Moreover, the Patriarch had many treasures on him. Many of those treasures would be passed down to the next Patriarch.
Their Patriarch had been killed silently, and they could not find the treasures that were on him. Even if they wanted to hold such a ceremony and choose a new leader, they were completely helpless.
The pessimism of these two demon clans quickly spread to the other demon clans. Now, the hundreds of thousands of demons were in a panic and were carefully preparing their way out. None of them knew what would happen next. If they woke up one morning, they might hear that Da Mingkong had also been killed. It was hard to say.
Da Mingkong and Shi Fengchun naturally understood their subordinates’ pessimism. However, they could not take the initiative to attack at this moment, nor could they cover up their pessimism. Therefore, it was quite difficult.
The Dongming Mountain where they landed towered into the clouds. There was such a palace at the top of the mountain. At this moment, the two absolute leaders of the hundreds of thousands of demon troops were in a secret room in the palace.
“Senior Da, if we still can’t decide now, I’m afraid the morale of the army will become even more lax. This is bad news for us. It’s not easy for us to take care of this mess left behind by the two of them. If this continues, we’ll be in even more trouble.”
Shi Fengchun did not look happy. He was clearly not optimistic about the upcoming battle. They had set up a powerful array formation on Dongming Mountain. This array formation was an illusion array called the Myriad Forest. This array formation could only be used as a defense. If the humans did not arrive soon, they would be wasting their time here.
To them, the situation was getting more and more serious with every day that passed. If this continued, they would not be able to control the Bear Clan and the Heavenly Wolf Clan anymore.
Da Mingkong was waiting for news.
“Lord Black Dragon sent us here. Originally, we had a total of seven Great Lords when we set off, but now, in the past few days, our talents have withered and we have suffered heavy casualties. Only the two of us are left.”
Da Mingkong stood at the narrow window and looked at the clouds below the palace.
“According to the information we received, there’s no experts in those cities. There’s not even a Formation Arrangement Realm expert. It seems that our information is wrong.”
Shi Fengchun said helplessly, “Senior Da, what’s the point of saying this now? Lord Black Dragon said the same thing back then, but who knew that it would become like this? I didn’t expect Lord Black Dragon to have completely lost control of this area. It seems like it’s troublesome.”
The Black Dragon that the two of them trusted so much had actually harmed all these tribes in this incident. Lord Black Dragon had really pushed them all into a fire pit.
There was actually such a powerful human, but Lord Black Dragon had made them lower their guard. In the beginning, they did not defend with all their might, causing these humans to have an opportunity. In the end, they ended up like this. It was too late to say anything now.
Although the two of them were powerful, they still did not know the background of that human. How could they still fight with their enemy?
Da Mingkong continued, “Actually, I understand if these humans don’t have such strength, how can they force Lord Black Dragon to such a state?”
After Shi Fengchun said that, he became much more cheerful. If this human was really such a weak ant, they could easily control these two cities. But they had been beaten to such a state, it would really be nonsense if the human race did not have any ability.
However, it was too late to understand this now. At this moment, they only had less than half of their strength left. If they did not have reinforcements in the future, they would probably not dare to attack the humans rashly.
“Then Senior Da, do you think Lord Black Dragon will continue to send reinforcements to us? If we continue to drag this out, I’m afraid we will only cause trouble. Although the Myriad Forest is stable, if we keep guarding here, I’m afraid the clans will be filled with complaints and fall apart.”
Da Mingkong said confidently, “Since this person is a thorn in Lord Black Dragon’s heart, Lord Black Dragon will definitely think of a way to deal with him. Don’t worry about this. I think it should be soon.”
On a mountain dozens of miles away from Dongming Mountain. Li Yuanqing looked at the tall mountain shrouded in fog from afar.
There were also small mountains beside the Dongming Mountain. In the past, when they were not controlled by the demons, the weather would often be very bright, making the tall Dongming Mountain surrounded by mountains look magnificent.
However, these mountains had all disappeared and were covered by the blurry fog. Nothing could be seen clearly.
Li Yuanqing looked at the area from afar, his eyes flickering.
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“Master, this array is very powerful. This illusion array can directly affect a person’s mind. No matter how strong a person is, if their soul is not strong enough, they will easily fall into this array and be controlled by others.”
The Blood Vine only looked at it for a while before recognizing the origin of the array.
“Where do you think this array formation came from?”
“It’s said that it was quite early. At that time, humans and demons were on equal footing in the catacombs and fought each other. Many powerful figures with their own abilities were born in the human race.” The Blood Vine was very engrossed in his story. “Among them, there was such a master with extremely high attainments in array formations who created such a protective array for a human city.
“It’s said that once this Myriad Forest is released, if you control it well, it can cover hundreds of miles. The space within a hundred miles would completely change. Moreover, it can transform into rare beasts with extraordinary strength. If you’re not careful, you’ll easily fall into its trap. There are dangers everywhere.”
“Is it that powerful?”
“Master, you can’t underestimate this array formation. Although your strength is indeed very powerful, I heard that there were many Formation Arrangement Realm experts in the catacombs at that time who died on this array formation.”
Li Yuanqing nodded. He had a plan.
The Blood Vine groaned in his heart. His master had brought him out again this time. Moreover, his master found some novel things every day and always gave him some problems. Why couldn’t his master just hide in some mountain obediently? Wasn’t it best to resolve the treasures he had obtained recently? At that time, his strength would increase greatly and his cultivation would advance by leaps and bounds. Da Mingkong and Shi Fengchun would no longer be his match.
It was all a good plan, but Li Yuanqing seemed to be completely indifferent. He had such a huge treasure on him but did not want to use it to increase his strength at all. Instead, he insisted on chasing after these demons who had already retreated.
“Master, in my opinion, I think they’re completely disheartened now. They definitely don’t want to attack again. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have hidden here and released such a defensive signal. Let them go.”
Although the Blood Vine said that, he knew how strong Da Mingkong and Shi Fengchun were. These two fellows were not something the other two could compare to. Li Yuanqing could easily deal with the other two fellows, but it did not mean that he could deal with the two of them together.
Li Yuanqing looked at the huge array formation with increasing interest. He asked the Blood Vine unexpectedly, “Did you prepare what I asked you to prepare?”
The Blood Vine was complaining. When he heard Li Yuanqing’s words, he was clearly flustered for a while. He thought for a while before realizing what was going on. “Master, these things you want me to prepare are all Dharma artifacts for breaking array formations. Don’t tell me you really want to barge in. You have to know that this Myriad Forest is different from ordinary array formations. The profundities within are extremely profound.”
“Why are you nagging like an old man? I think you’re just too timid.” Li Yuanqing looked at him jokingly.
The Blood Vine felt bitter. You know how powerful this array formation is, but you still have to follow such a master in. However, there was an inner demon seed in his heart. If he could not eradicate this seed, he would die if Li Yuanqing died.
“Master, I’m saying that we’ve already won a huge victory. We might as well quit while we’re ahead. As the saying goes, don’t chase after a cornered enemy, right?”
Li Yuanqing suddenly looked at the Blood Vine gloomily. He did not expect the Blood Vine to say such words. It was really surprising. “Where did you learn your words?”
The Blood Vine seemed to realize that he had said something wrong and hurriedly shut his mouth. He pretended to be confused and replied, “I just heard someone say it casually and think that it makes sense. Master, what do you think?”
“Of course it’s true. I’m just a demon. Of course, I’ve only heard some rumors. There are all kinds of people in the basement. I’ve learned a lot after living for so many years. There shouldn’t be any problem.”
Li Yuanqing transformed. At some point, a thick bear skin had covered his body. After some modification, the bear skin slowly filled up and finally turned into a bearman.
“Then you should have heard of a phrase called imitating others.” Li Yuanqing smiled meaningfully at the Blood Vine and said, “Since this Myriad Forest is a human array formation, there must be loopholes in the hands of these demons. This is our opportunity. Follow me.”
Although the Blood Vine was unwilling, he still obediently put on the outer skin that Li Yuanqing had brought over.
After a while, a bearman and a werewolf set off from this mountain towards the Dongming Mountain.
There were many alarms scattered in the fog outside Dongming Mountain. From time to time, a few demons would poke their heads out of the thick fog and look around before disappearing into the clouds.
There was such a patrol team every mile, searching everywhere. Anyone who sneaked in would be targeted immediately.
At this moment, two figures suddenly appeared on a small mountain in the south. One of them was stocky and the other was tall and thin. His upper body was sturdy and his lower body was slender.
The patrol team carefully identified it. It was a black bear and a werewolf walking over with their arms around each other’s shoulders.
“Captain, what’s going on? Aren’t there many conflicts between these two races? Why are the two of them together?”
“Where are you focused? Didn’t the two lords already summon all the clansmen outside? Why are there still these two outside? Where did they go?”
The demons looked out of the fog and discussed softly. The leader did not say anything at first. He had been thinking about these things. They had clearly called them back, so why were there still people running around outside? The higher-ups had ordered them to kill anyone who moved.
“Captain, what should we do? Should we kill these two guys or not?”