Chapter 367: The Army Was Approaching the City!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At this moment, Shangguan Xueyan, Bai Luoli, and the Black Flood Dragon were fighting.
There were also the two elders protecting Ye Chen.
They were all extremely powerful amongst the Transcending Tribulation Realm experts.
Therefore, it was not a problem for them to deal with the five great Transcending Tribulation Realm experts.
At this moment, Luo Shuihan, Yang Xuan, and Murong Qingxue had already rushed over.
Their sabers flashed, their swords danced, and their weapons danced in the air, directly killing the five Transcending Tribulation Realm soldiers!
The five Transcending Tribulation Realm soldiers had been killed, and General Sun Wuchang was already dead. The remaining soldiers of Tianli City were like headless flies, a pile of scattered sand.
The morale of Ye Chen and the other soldiers instantly soared, and they continued to charge toward the soldiers of Tianli City.
Instantly, the Great Army of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom charged toward the Great Army of Tianli City.
With the death of the general of Tianli City, he was now a pile of loose sand. There was simply no way he could be a match for the army of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom.
Ye Chen’s army consisted of 100,000 central infantrymen and 50,000 cavalries from the two wings respectively. A total of 170,000 soldiers were like a maple forest in autumn, fiery red.
All of a sudden, the drums and bugles of Ye Chen’s soldiers sounded out, and the war flags fluttered in the wind. Ye Chen’s two-winged cavalry took the initiative to move out, while the soldiers of the middle army marched forward like a mountain wall. With every three steps, they shouted, “Kill!” And they actually charged forward calmly.
At the same time, the mournful sound of horns shook the valley. The two-winged cavalry charged forward, and the heavy-armored infantrymen also strode forward with unstoppable arrogance, like a black tide sweeping over.
It was as if thunder rumbled through the valley, and it was also like a raging wave pouncing on the mountains. Long swords and machetes clanged and danced. Spears and spears whistled and flew. The dense rain of arrows was like locusts that covered the sky and covered the earth. The dull shouts and short roars caused the mountains and rivers to tremble!
When the iron men collided, death did not come quickly. Their ferocious faces, blood-stained swords, low howls, and dust filled the air. The entire mountain plains were enveloped by the tragic aura of this primitive battle and were annihilated…
The thick smoke from the raging flames of war filled the entire battlefield.
Tianli City, which was fluttering in the wind, stood up. It was already in tatters and looked as if it would fall in an instant. Along the way, there were corpses lying on the ground, bleeding non-stop. However, no one moved forward to clean them up. The thick smell of blood and sweat mixed together, filling the air with a pungent smell.
Countless deaths and injuries occurred in Tianli City. The remaining people fled in the direction of Tianli City.
The war flags of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom were fluttering in the air as they chased after the troops of Tianli City!
The war, however, continued.
Loud and clear screams of pain and agony, moving one’s heartstrings.
The robust figures of Ye Chen’s soldiers undulated up and down like waves. From their mouths, they let out cries that shook the heavens and earth. This kind of shout spread to each other and encouraged each other, dissipating a lot of the inexplicable fear in their hearts.
Arrows flew wildly in the air, dragging along a long rain of arrows that streaked across the clear sky like locusts. One could only see soldiers falling to the ground from the arrows.
Mournful screams, frenzied killing, and blazing flames of war made the soldiers of the two armies even angrier. The war became more and more intense.
The setting sun was like blood, the afterglow of the setting sun sprinkled onto the battlefield, causing corpses to fall to the ground one after another.
The soldiers of Tianli City did not manage to escape.
They were all — annihilated!
Ye Chen calmly looked at Tianli City. At this moment, fresh blood had already dyed Tianli City red. Countless soldiers had already been slaughtered by Ye Chen and the others.
Although Ye Chen was not to the extent of being a god of slaughter, those who obstructed him had to die.
After passing through Tianli City, they would arrive at the final city of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom.
The Imperial Capital of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom, the Eastern Imperial City.
Ye Chen and the others arrived at a distance of 30 meters away from the Eastern Imperial City.
He knew that the decisive battle was in front of them.
Ye Chen and the others settled down 30 meters away from the city.
At this moment, a spy arrived in front of Ye Chen.
“Reporting to Your Highness, Ji Xuan will be holding His Majesty’s funeral in the Imperial Mausoleum tomorrow.”
Ye Chen’s gaze was calm as he said indifferently, “Tomorrow?”
At this moment, Zhang Mo, Yang Xuan, and Luo Shuihan stood beside Ye Chen.
At this moment…Luo Shuihan spoke, “Tomorrow’s funeral. At that time, I’m afraid that the troops guarding the borders will withdraw. It’s just that I don’t know their attitude. Are they their enemies or their friends? However, most likely, they will only become enemies.”
“That’s right. Although those soldiers guarding the border are loyal subjects of their majesty, Ji Xuan must have made up some reason to lie to them. Moreover, they only know that there is a Prince Ji Xuan in the Imperial Palace. They don’t know about you, Your Highness. So, when the time comes, they will definitely help Ji Xuan,” Zhang Mo also said.
“If that’s the case, we will have to deal with the siege of hundreds of thousands of troops!”
Ye Chen nodded.
The siege of hundreds of thousands of soldiers would probably be difficult for them to resist.
Now, they had to prepare for the worst.
In the Imperial Palace.
“Your Majesty, Ye Chen’s army has already attacked the Eastern Imperial City? What should we do?”
Ji Xuan sat on the Dragon Throne. The civil and military officials were all under the command of the Imperial Court. At this moment, everyone was in a state of panic. They knew that Ye Chen’s soldiers were incomparably powerful and might not be able to hold on much longer.
“Has the army guarding the borders been transferred back yet?” Ji Xuan asked.
“Reporting to Your Majesty, they’re already on their way. They’ll probably arrive tomorrow!”
Ji Xuan nodded. He knew that the Imperial Court of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom still had 100,000 imperial guards. Adding on the army guarding the borders, there would probably be at least 400,000 to 500,000 soldiers.
And Ye Chen’s army had fought their way all the way from Ye Chen. The journey had been tiring, so it was still uncertain who would emerge victorious.
“Since that Ye Chen dares to come, I don’t mind letting him die here. Only when he dies will I feel at ease!” Ji Xuan said coldly.
“Zhao Tianxing!” Ji Xuan shouted calmly.
“Your subject is here!” Zhao Tianxing immediately said.
“Set everything up. When Ye Chen comes, we will surround him from the front and back and invite him into the trap. I don’t believe that he can survive under the attack of so many armies!” Ji Xuan said coldly.
“Yes!” Zhao Tianxing immediately agreed.
Ye Chen set up camp 30 miles away from Eastern Imperial City. After all, they were attacking the Imperial City. Ye Chen knew that it would not be so easy for him, so he had to make sure that the soldiers were well-rested. Only then would there be a chance of victory.
“Your Highness, I have sent people to investigate. Ji Xuan has transferred all the soldiers guarding the border over. There are 100,000 soldiers in the Imperial City now!” Yang Xuan said.
“That’s right. We have 170,000 soldiers now. However, if we include the losses from the siege, I’m afraid it will be very difficult for us to take down the Eastern Imperial City!” Yang Xuan continued.
What Yang Xuan said was very reasonable. Although Ye Chen and the others had 170,000 soldiers, the Eastern Imperial City was a large city. The enemy was looking down from above. If they were to fight head-on, the losses would be huge.
Regardless of who won or lost, regardless of who won or lost, Ye Chen would have to pay a huge price.
Ye Chen was not willing to see this!
But they had already fought to this point. It was impossible for Ye Chen to withdraw his troops!
“How do you guys think we should fight?” Ye Chen asked calmly.