According to Qiu Zhen’s idea, Tang Yin and the others lurked in the bushes on both sides of the road with the intention to snatch horses to return to Tongmen. It’s just that things didn’t go nearly as smoothly as planned.
Feng State’s troops of two hundred thousand soldiers was defeated by Ning state. The entire unit had been broken up with not a single formation left, the people were scattered all over. Plus, with Ning’s state’s scattered pursuit, it had become a situation where the two sides have merged with one another. The situation of the battlefield could only be described as extremely chaotic.
Tang Yin and the others didn’t lurk for too long when they noticed that there were soldiers scattering toward them. Behind them, flags were waving. It was Ning state’s flag. There was no need to look closely to know that these were Feng state’s stragglers who were being chased after by Ning state’s troops.
Qiu Zhen waited for a moment, and pouted repeatedly. He whispered to Tang Yin next to him, “There are a lot of enemies in this team, probably more than a hundred people!”
Tang Yin’s eyesight was amazing and he saw much clearer than Qiu Zhen did. He could be sure, “There are about two hundred people.”
“So many people!” Qiu Zhen took in a deep breath and frowned. He nagged, “It’s better if we don’t act too rashly. Should we retreat first to prevent the enemy from noticing us?” Although they had the dense bushes as a cover, he still felt unsafe.
Tang Yin had no opinion. From their interaction, he found that Qiu Zhen was really quite smart and that he wasn’t a plain talker who didn’t have true knowledge. With him by his side to come up with strategies, he was too lazy to think about it himself.
At this time, Zhang Bao, who was hiding with them, said, “The enemy is chasing our brothers. If we don’t help out, those few dozen brothers might not be able to escape.”
Qiu Zhen smiled helplessly and said, “That is a no-brainer. Someone has to die in a war. Plus, we only have ten of us. Not only would we not save anyone, we would also just die in vain.”
His words were ruthless, but it was also a fact. Zhang Bao was dissatisfied. He wanted to refute yet he didn’t open his mouth. He took in a deep breath and kept his anger to himself.
The thirty over soldiers who were being chased were extremely tired. They threw away their armor one by one, and some of them didn’t even have weapons. As they were still ten meters apart from Tang Yin and the others, the Ning state soldiers had caught up to them.
With tearing scream, a Feng soldier’s back was pierced through by a silver spear. The owner of the spear was a huge built man. He didn’t carry any armor and was topless. He was tanned, looked extremely fierce and his body was burly. He stood out among the other Ning soldiers and seemed like a spirited bear from afar.
The big man did not stop after he had just stabbed a person. He waved the spear in his hand and threw out the corpse that hung on his spear. He then swept the spear and another scream was heard. Another Feng soldier didn’t manage to escape and had his spine broken by the spear. He fell onto the ground and screamed in pain constantly.
This was not a battle at all, it was a unilateral killing.
The soldiers hiding in the bushes saw the scene clearly and were both saddened and angered. Yet, they didn’t dare to make a sound. They could only watch their comrades got killed by that person as if he were cutting vegetables.
There was no need to say that Zhang Bao and the others were stirred up by this, but even the heartless Qiu Zhen couldn’t bear to watch any longer. He sighed gently and dared not speak. He just pulled at Tang Yin’s sleeve gently, indicating for him to retreat.
It was better if he hadn’t pulled Tang Yin. With the pull, not only did Tang Yin not retreat, he instead stood up from the bushes. There was no fear of fighting enemies on his face, yet there was an uncontrollable excitement in his eyes.
Tang Yin’s thinking was difficult for a normal person to understand, and because of this, most people who knew Tang Yin would think of him as a madman.
That big man had just gotten excited from all the killing when he realised suddenly that there was a soldier in Feng uniform who wasn’t running away like everyone else was. He was instead rushing toward him. He laughed out loud and picked up the silver spear in his hand, aiming straight for Tang Yin’s head.
Tang Yin didn’t dodge and wanted to test the other person’s strength. He pushed the silver steel blade in his hand upward and took the opponent’s hard hit.
The piercing sound of the steel weapons colliding stunned the eardrums of the Ning soldiers behind the big man, and their chests felt stuffy.
The big man initially thought that his full-force attack would be able to smash Tang Yin down. But in fact, he only stepped two steps back. Not only did he not fall, he could still stand still.
The big man was shocked, and Tang Yin was also amazed. He had followed the teachings of his crazy master ever since he was young and had an extremely great foundation. Although he was thin, his strength was extremely huge. In his original world, no one among his numerous opponents was able to compete with him in strength. It was an unprecedented case that he would be stunned backward by a hit from his opponent. He didn’t expect that he would meet such a powerful character here.
Soon, the surprise in his eyes disappeared, and the light of excitement showed. He held the sword with both hands and leaped up high, slashing toward the big man’s head.
The big man completely disregarded Tang Yin’s attack. He sneered as he held his spear in one hand. Suddenly, the palm that held the spear gave out a thick white mist. The mist entangled the body of the spear as if it were alive and collided quickly with the silver spear. The spear that merged with the white mist extended more than five feet instantly and the body of the spear thickened at the same time. Two silver thorns protruded from the tip of the spear.
It’s slow to say, but was very fast in reality. The change of the silver spear was only a matter of moments.
When Tang Yin’s sword was less than five feet close to the top of the big man’s head, the big man spun the transformed silver spear outward. He shouted at the same time, “Go to hell!”
First, a sharp sound was heard followed by a sound of weapons breaking.
The long sword in Tang Yin’s hand was swept by the silver spear and broke with the sound. From the impact, Tang Yin who was in midair flew backward.
“This… This is…” Zhang Bao who was in the bushes looked at the transformed spear in the big man’s hand and was shocked till he froze. He was stuttering and couldn’t speak.
Qiu Zhen’s expression also wasn’t good. He muttered, “This is the <Transform Spirit of Weapons>, he’s a spiritual practitioner!” He exclaimed in his heart. It was fine that Tang Yin rushed out in opposed to his advice, yet he had to meet with a spiritual practitioner. He was even a high-level spiritual practitioner who had completed the <Transform Spirit of Weapons>.
Spiritual practitioners would combine their own Reiki with the weapons they used, causing the nature and form of their weapon to change and become a powerful spiritual weapon. This was the <Transform Spirit of Weapons>. As for spiritual practitioners who could complete the <Transform Spirit of Weapons>, the cultivation of their Reiki would have at least reached the ‘Break Spirit’ state. Yet Tang Yin’s Reiki cultivation was barely at the ‘Active Spirit’ stage, which was at least two tiers away from the opponent. The gap between their strengths was too huge, there was no possibility of winning at all.
Qiu Zhen was a smart person. He knew what he wanted, what he wanted to do, and the positioning of his life. He knew that it was impossible for him to be a leader and was more suitable as a supporter, planning strategies and calculating costs and benefits for others. It’s just that the position of the people he eyed had always been too high and would never take a civilian like him seriously. Tang Yin’s appearance made him feel as if he had just saw the light and thought that supporting this man would benefit him greatly in the future. It’s just a pity that Tang Yin’s appearance was quick, and would also disappear quickly. By the looks of the current situation, it was impossible for him to win his opponent, let alone the possibility of keeping his own life.
“It’s over…” Qiu Zhen squatted on the ground helplessly, unwilling to continue watching the fight outside. He didn’t expect that just as he had some hope, it turned out that he was just on a wild goose chase again.
<Transform Spirit of Weapons>! The cultivation of this person has already reached the ‘Break’ stage! Tang Yin was shot by the big man, but he did not fall to the ground. His sword was broken and his palm was injured. The blood ran down with his fingers, but his eyes were brighter and brighter. He was not embarrassed. The feeling for the big man was that he didn’t seem to be looking at humans, but he was eyeing a big cake or a table full of food.
The big man hated this feeling.
At this time, other Ning state soldiers wanted to rush forward to besiege Tang Yin. The big man stretched his arm and shouted coldly, “Nobody move, he’s mine!” As he spoke, he rushed toward Tang Yin and swung the silver spear that had been transformed spiritually. He sneered and said, “Kid, see how I will pierce you into a beehive today!”
Tang Yin was not angered by the other person’s belittling. Instead, he smiled and stuck his tongue out to lick his lips wickedly. He said leisurely, “In my eyes, you’re not a beehive but honey instead. I, want to eat you!” As he spoke, his body swayed and flashed to the front of the Feng soldiers who had long been stunned by the shock. He snatched a long spear from one of them and rushed toward the big man.
“This is your own death!” The big man didn’t understand what Tang Yin meant by wanting to eat him, but he had never been belittled like this before. Seeing how Tang Yin was rushing toward him as if he didn’t want to live anymore, he roared and channeled all his energy to his arm. He stretched out the spear with full force, aiming directly at Tang Yin’s chest.
Regardless if it was Tang Yin or Yan Lie whose Reiki had only been cultivated to the Active Spirit stage, it was impossible for either of them to win the big man in front of him. Yet the merging of the two had produced a subtle usefulness, causing Tang Yin to not only have outstanding kungfu, but also the foundation of Reiki. His body had become even more agile and flexible.
The spear in the big man’s hand was piercing fast, but Tang Yin’s body movement was even faster. When the big man poked into the air and looked forward again, he could no longer see Tang Yin’s figure. Yet Tang Yin had already flipped to his back with the <Taichi Sliding Steps> at this time, and the spear stabbed toward the big man’s back without a sound.
With the intuition of a spiritual practitioner, the big man sensed the crisis behind him. He didn’t have enough time to think carefully and his body shoved to the side with force. Pu, the spear had yet to stab his back, yet it slashed open a line of blood at his ribs.
“Aiya!” The big man was shocked and in pain, and couldn’t help but screamed. At the same time, he was shocked to the point where he stepped backward constantly. He had no clue when Tang Yin flashed to his back. This… What is going on here? He couldn’t seem to understand at all. Could it be that this young man knows some sort of sorcery?