The cultivators gathered in the main hall were roughly divided into 4 groups. Although the four major legions were said to be working together, they were still in their own group. There also seemed to be hostility between each group.
At the front of the main hall, there were about 30 Real Pellet State cultivators wearing deputy costumes. These were the elders of various sects who were sent to the Taitian Fortress. They all looked somber.
Liu Ming and Xiao Wu silently walked into the queue of the Taiqing Sect people, stood in a relatively front position, and waited quietly.
In the following time, cultivators entered the hall one after another, making the number of people in the hall slowly reach the scale of hundreds.
10 minutes later, with the sound of low and powerful footsteps coming from the rear hall, the noise in the hall disappeared in an instant.
Immediately afterward, an old man with a thick black beard and a black face walked out from the rear. After standing still, he glanced across the hall at will.
“It’s the Celestial State cultivator sent by Nature Work Sect, Elder Fang.” Xiao Wu’s lips moved slightly, and the voice sounded in Liu Ming’s ear.
Liu Ming nodded when he heard the words, then he looked up and down at the black-faced old man for a while.
He had only been at Taitian Fortress for more than 10 days, so he had not seen the 4 Celestial State cultivators who were sent here.
These Celestial State cultivators were the true core strength of Taitian Fortress. They generally wouldn’t appear in front of outsiders. Even if there were important instructions that needed to be issued, only 1 person would show up.
“We summoned you here this time because there is important news to announce to you.” The black-faced old man didn’t talk nonsense. After a pause, he said,
“We just received the news that the vanguard of the ghost army has finally started to move. At this moment, there are nearly 10,000 evil ghost pawns attacking the Demon Subdue City.”
The old man’s voice was not loud, but it was clearly transmitted to the ears of everyone present.
When everyone heard the words, they were shocked. The war finally began.
“In addition, the ghost army near the other 3 main cities also have some movements. Although the ghost army has not been found near the Taitian Fortress for the time being, we must not be careless. Past down the order to summon all the patrols back. From this moment, everyone is on standby!” The black-faced old man said in a deep voice.
When everyone in the hall heard the words, their hearts trembled. They agreed in unison, and the sound reverberated throughout the hall like rumbling thunder.
“Okay, deputy elders, you should leave with the disciples and prepare for the upcoming battle. The people dispatched from the 4 major legions will stay.” The black-faced old man’s expression softened, then he said to the deputy elders who were standing at the front of the hall.
The deputy elders agreed immediately, then they took the stationed disciples under their respective jurisdictions and left the hall in an orderly manner.
Soon, there were only a hundred or so people left in the hall, but most of these people were elites from various sects in the Pseudo Pellet State period. Among them, there were more than a dozen Real Pellet State early and intermediate stage cultivators. This was really a huge combat power.
“There is no other meaning to leaving you here. Although you are both good in strength, you are facing a large-scale war. It is the most inadvisable to fight separately. Only by working together can you exert great power. Here are some cooperative plans that I have to tell you guys.” The black-faced old man said.
Hearing this, Liu Ming and others hurriedly concentrated their minds and listened.
Just as Taitian Fortress was preparing for battle, the ghost army outside Golden Light City, Haoqi City, and Puppet City also launched an attack. The fierce battle had completely broken out.
Around the Golden Light City, it was already surrounded by a dense circle of black yin qi.
Suddenly, the dense yin qi, which had been silent all around, began to tumble violently.
At the same time, there was a commotion in the entire Golden Light City. A group of cultivators in green armor rushed to the city head with lightning speed, and the giant crossbows on the city wall suddenly emitted bursts of dazzling light. Under the adjustment of the surrounding cultivators, they all aimed at the distance.
Above the Golden Light City, a large group of cultivators was arranged into dozens of neat and uniform small phalanxes in the air.
Each phalanx consisted of more than 20 cultivators, and it was led by a Real Pellet State cultivator. The seventh squad leader, the cultivator surnamed Min, also led a small team at the moment, guarding the side.
After confirming that his team was ready, he looked at the city below.
The giant fortune bowl above the main tower in the city suddenly emitted a golden light into the sky, the golden light spread out and formed a giant semi-circle golden shield with the tower as the center.
The cultivator surnamed Min took a few glances before withdrawing his gaze and looking at the other city wall.
That section of the city wall seemed empty, and there wasn’t a single soldier nearby. Several elders of the Real Pellet State stood there, including Elder Hao Yue, the elder surnamed Gu.
Among them stood a red-robed old man with blue eyes, who was one of the pillars of the Golden Light City, the Celestial cultivator, Yao Fuwen.
Taiqing Sect had 3 Celestial State cultivators in Evil Ghost Way. One was in the Taitian Fortress, and the other 2 were in this Golden Light City.
Now that the battle was imminent, with the Celestial State cultivator by his side, the cultivator surnamed Min couldn’t help but feel relieved.
At this moment, the sky around Golden Light City rumbled loudly. Black figures gradually emerged in the rolling yin qi, then they turned into rolling black clouds.
As the dark clouds approached, the densely packed ghost pawns gradually became clearer, stretching for dozens of miles. At a glance, there were at least more than ten thousand of them.
However, in addition to the ghost pawns in the ghost army, there were also giant yin beasts with strange shapes.
More than a dozen of them were nearly 90 meters tall, with giant sharp horns on their heads, no eyes, and rock-like skin. They made deafening roars while rushing toward the city walls. Each city wall had about 3 such yin beasts. The momentum was extremely shocking.
Facing the sudden appearance of the giant one horn yin beast, even the cultivator surnamed Min felt a burst of mental pressure and his heart beat faster.
Above the city wall, the old man surnamed Yao watched the ghost army approaching in the distance, and he made a gesture.
Seeing this, Hao Yue Tongzi and others took out disk arrays one after another and whispered a few words.
Dozens of teams over Golden Light City seemed to have received orders and charged toward the giant yin beasts at the same time.
As the teams sped out, they stayed in formation, led by the Real Pellet State leader. More than 20 people lined up in a neat line and burst out like giant arrows.
Under the command of the disk array in the hands of the Real Pellet State elders in the city, among the dozens of teams, light beams shot at the giant yin beasts.
There was an earth-shattering loud noise!
These giant one horn yin beasts were impenetrable. No matter they were hit by spiritual weapons or the giant crossbows, except for taking a few steps backward, they were completely unscathed.
This made all the team leaders look shocked, but the impact of these giant yin beasts was too rampant. If they landed rashly to block them, it was like hitting a stone with an egg.
The next moment, these giant yin beasts braved countless attacks and rushed directly under the city walls in 4 directions without slowing down, and they slammed into the city walls with their horns.
With the continuous sound of rumbling, the huge golden light curtain covering the entire Golden Light City was trembling violently under the crush of the yin beasts. The golden light faded a bit.
Fortunately, after these giant yin beasts crushed onto the city wall, they stepped back a few steps and fell to the ground as if they were exhausted.
This made everyone breathe a sigh of relief.
However, this moment of delay had caused the ghost army in all directions to advance a lot.
In the blink of an eye, the distance between the Golden Light Army and the ghost army were less than a few hundred meters apart.
In a certain squad, the cultivator surnamed Min looked at the ghost army that was getting closer, and he took out a green flag and let it suspend above him. A faint green light shrouded his entire body.
After that, he cast the gray flying sword, turned into a 30 meters long giant sword light and shot forward.
After seeing that, the 20 squad members also took out the green flags and wrapped themselves in a green light.
The 20 green flags buzzed non-stop, and the rhythms of the sounds were generally the same as if they were echoing each other.
The flag above the cultivator surnamed Min’s head was shining brightly, and the spiritual power of more than 20 squad members was connected to each other through these formation flags and entered the body of the cultivator surnamed Min.
With a clear sword whistle, the gray sword light turned into a 600 meters giant sword and slashed at the ghost army from far away.
The place where the sword light fell. Although the dozens of ghosts in front tried to resist, they disappeared without a trace in the sword glow, and then the huge gray sword light suddenly burst open.
With an earth-shattering loud noise, countless grey sword qi blasted away in all directions, slashing out a huge path in the ghost army. The nearby ghost creatures and yin beasts were instantly minced into flesh by sword qi.
“Good!” The cultivator surnamed Min was overjoyed when he saw the victory in front of him.
Not far from their squad, the red-faced brawny man surnamed Mu from the ninth squad also led more than 20 cultivators to fight with a large group of ghost pawns.
The brawny man surnamed Mu also had the same green flag above him. He groaned and made a gesture. 2 red dagger-axes flashed and turned into 2 30 meters long fire pythons.
The flag above the brawny man surnamed Mu shined in green light, then the fire pythons grew to the size of 300 meters and charged into the ghost army.
All the ghosts and yin beasts screamed and were turned into coke.
The other squads also used various means to launch swift and violent attacks.
For a time, with the help of the green flag, the spiritual power of each squad was linked to their leader. Their attacks were buffed by several times.
The ghost army was caught off guard. They suffered a big loss at the start of the war.
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