In the afternoon, in an underground hall of Taitian Fortress.
The hall was circular, about a 300 meters in size. It looked very spacious. There were more than one hundred stone chairs placed around an open space in the middle.
At this moment, half of the stone chairs were occupied by the Golden Light Army cultivators in green armor; Liu Ming and Xiao Wu were among them.
Most of them were discussing something in a low voice in groups of 3-5. A few of them closed their eyes and rested on their own.
“The people here should all be members of the special operations squad. Some of them seem to be a little unfamiliar.” Liu Ming glanced at everyone around him seemingly casually and said softly.
“Speaking of which, Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu has been in Evil Ghost Way for 5 years, but for the army, you are still a newcomer. It is not surprising that you don’t know them. Among these people here, some of them are Golden Light Army’s squad captains, and the rest are probably the powerhouses of the Pseudo Pellet State. The longest of them has been in the Evil Ghost Way for no less than a hundred years. Not only did they make great contributions to the army, but some had also even participated in the war with the ghost army a hundred years ago.” Xiao Wu smiled and explained to Liu Ming.
At this moment, a series of footsteps came. A silver-haired young man walked in and stopped in the middle of the chairs.
“Cao Changhe, the captain of this temporary squad.” The silver-haired young man glanced at everyone and nodded with a slight smile.
“Brother Cao, I didn’t expect them to send you. I thought you had already left Evil Ghost Way.” Seeing this, a middle-aged man with curly hair hurriedly stood up and bowed his hands respectfully.
The rest of the people also stopped what they were doing and stood up to bow.
It seemed that this silver-haired young man was really famous.
“At this critical time, we can cut the courtesy. Let’s go straight to the topic. You must have heard that the scale of the ghost army attack this time is unprecedented. The 4 main cities have been besieged in turns these days. The situation is very serious. Although the current Taitian Fortress has not yet been attacked, given the importance of this place, once it is breached, the connection between the 4 main cities will also be cut off. By the time, the main cities will be destroyed one by one, so we must not put out guard down.”
While speaking, the silver-haired young man Cao Changhe waved his hand to everyone, motioning everyone to sit down. After a pause, he continued solemnly,
“According to the discussions of several Celestial State elders here, our tactical cooperation division has been clarified this time. Once the war begins, the Golden Light Army is mainly responsible for the enchantment of Taitian Fortress, which will also be the outermost barrier of the entire fortress. Our squad is not only responsible for the enchantment, but we are also served as an elite force that can be dispatched at any moment. The goal is to raid the high rank generals in the ghost army.”
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Cao, it takes a lot of manpower to host the Golden Light Array. As far as I know, there are only dozens of cultivators in the Golden Light Army. Even if we use a lot of resources to channel the array, we still won’t maintain it for long.” On the other side, a beautiful young woman said with a questioning face.
“On this point, you don’t have to worry too much. Haoran Academy will send people to amplify the Golden Light Array. The Golden Light Mirror has been given to you a few days ago, so you must have completed the sacrificial refinement. Next, I will explain this array to everyone.” The cultivator surnamed Cao said, then he released a golden light, which turned into a foot size golden light mirror. The entire underground hall was bright.
Seeing this, Liu Ming turned his palm, and a palm-sized golden mirror appeared. There was faint light flowing on it, seeming full of spirituality.
He played with the mirror in his hand, and he quickly read the information about the Golden Light Array in his mind.
The Golden Light Array was based on an enchantment formed by the fortune bowl. The light beam from the fortune bowl was refracted by the golden mirror, forming a golden net that could dispel ghost creatures of a big area.
This golden mirror was also a very special kind of superb spiritual weapon. The mirror was engraved with many enchantment patterns that had the effect of refraction and buff. With the cooperation of the array, the power of the light beam emitted by the fortune bowl could be maximized.
However, this array also had an obvious disadvantage, that was, each activation couldn’t be maintained for too long, which would lead to gaps in the emission of golden light.
“The Golden Light Array is a chain array. Every 6 people will form a small array eye. 6 teams will form a 36 chained array, which can maximize the power. The middle of the array, where the small and big array eyes overlap, will be handled by me. This is the method of this array, so be sure to remember it.” The silver-haired man explained to the crowd in a calm tone, then he waved his sleeve and jade slips with white light fell in everyone’s hand.
“This Golden Light Array is quite mysterious, and it is extremely powerful when it is thoroughly channeled. I suggest everyone to practice it before the battle starts so that the effect of this array will be maximized.” Liu Ming read the white jade slip with Divine Thought and suggested.
“You should be Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu who has just come recently. You’re right, but this array consumes a lot of spiritual power. Now the ghost army will attack at any time. There is no time for us to practice. You should memorize the contents of the jade slip first. When it is the time to use it, I will arrange the specific position.” The silver-haired man said with a smile to Liu Ming when he heard the words.
“Brother Cao is right.” A curly-haired middle-aged man was the first to echo.
Then the rest of the people agreed in unison.
So after discussing for a while and deciding on some specific plans, they all said goodbye and left.
Liu Ming didn’t have too many doubts. He was about to leave together with Xiao Wu, but he was stopped by the silver-haired young man.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I have also heard about your performance in the sect. Although you are still in the Pseudo Pellet State, your real strength is by no means weaker than that of the Real Pellet State. However, this war is not the same as your previous missions. Facing the ghost army, even if your individual strength is great, you must be careful. When launching a raid, remember not to be entangled with the enemies during the raid mission.” The silver-haired young man said earnestly.
“Thank you Senior Fellow Apprentice Cao for the reminders!” Liu Ming cupped his fist at him and walked out of the hall.
“This man has a calm aura, and the faint fluctuation of spiritual power is by no means comparable to the ordinary Pseudo Pellet State cultivator. Elder Yao is right. He is indeed extraordinary.” The silver-haired young man murmured to himself after watching Liu Ming leave.
The upper end of the main tower of Golden Light City, in a secret room.
On the floor of the room, a circular array was outlined by countless spirit patterns. Above the array, green runes fluttered.
The old man surnamed Yao and a gray-haired man stood side by side in the corner of the circle. Their bodies were covered with a faint green light.
In the other 3 directions in the array, 3 light walls that also emitted green light appeared respectively. Each light wall had 1-2 figures.
“What do you think about the war just now?” The old man surnamed Yao suddenly said as he glanced at the 3 light walls.
The people who appear here were all the people in charge of the four major legions in Evil Ghost Way, and they were all great cultivators of the Celestial State.
“Although we got a big victory, it was a little too easy to win… I think everyone feels this way too right?” On the light wall on the far left, stood a Nature Work Sect’s elder. It was a middle-aged man with white hair and a thin figure.
“En, I think so too.” On the right light wall, the Celestial State elder of Haoran Academy was a handsome man in a Confucian robe who looked only in his thirties. On his forehead, there was a red spot like the beauty spot in the mortal world.
“Are you two thinking too much? Our 4 major legions have been fully prepared for this war for decades. Although we won easily, it was still reasonable.” On the light wall in the middle, 2 figures in Demon Mystic Sect costumes stood side by side. The one on the left was a young man in black robe and long eyebrows. He was the youngest among everyone present. Beside him was a 40 years old middle-aged woman.
“Everyone has been in the Evil Ghost Way for many years, so you should know the true strength of the ghost army. They definitely won’t be so vulnerable.” The old man surnamed Yao shook his head and said.
“Did Brother Yao know something? Please don’t hesitate to enlighten me.” The Demon Mystic Sect’s middle-aged woman glanced at the young man with long eyebrows in displeasure, then she spoke to the old man surnamed Yao.
The young man with long eyebrows frowned, but he seemed to be quite afraid of the middle-aged woman. He didn’t say anything.
“Not really, it’s just this first battle. Although there are many ghost army attacking Golden Light City, there seem to be not many ghost creatures at the commanding level, otherwise they would not be easily defeated.” The old man surnamed Yao said.
“Oh? Does Brother Yao have any clues about the ghost army’s plot?” The middle-aged woman frowned and asked.
“Madam Qi has thought highly of me. It’s just my doubt. I’m clueless about it too.” The old man surnamed Yao shook his head and smiled.
“Hmph!” The young man with long eyebrows snorted coldly. His demeanor seemed rather disdainful.
The old man surnamed Yao’s eyes flashed strangely, but he still kept a faint smile as if he had never heard the young man’s snort.
The middle-aged woman’s face turned somber. The light wall where she was at turned blurred suddenly. It couldn’t be seen what was going on on the other side.
The rest of the people were silent when they saw this.
After a while, the green light wall of the Demon Mystic Sect restored to its original state, revealing the figures of the young man with long eyebrows and the middle-aged woman again, but the young man with long eyebrows looked a little unnatural. He just stood with his hands down without saying anything.
“My junior fellow apprentice has just advanced to the Celestial State. I hope Brother Yao won’t take offense.” The middle-aged woman said apologetically.
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