Volume 30, Chapter 381.3: Starting to Move

Nan Qiuqiu evidently didn’t like Feng Ling, and twisted her lips as she said, “He only sleeps after he eats.”

Huo Yuhao said, “Let him sleep then. This region is very dark, thus this hotel is safer than the one in the north. Later, just proceed to the location that we’ve decided on. Once I finish things over here, I’ll go over to find you immediately. Don’t act blindly. There’ll be at least a Class 6 or 7 soul engineer over there, as well as several evil soul masters standing guard. If you expose yourself, you can forget about saving your mother.”

Nan Qiuqiu replied without any hesitation, “Okay, I’ll listen to you. I won’t barge in blindly. I’ll wait for you to come. If you don’t come after a day, I’ll…”

Huo Yuhao’s expression turned serious at this moment. “If I still don’t arrive in a day, you must think of a way to leave this place. Don’t think about rescuing anyone anymore. Otherwise, the bloodline of the Earthdragon Sect will never be passed down. Do you think that will be what your mother wants to see?”

Nan Qiuqiu’s was moved, and she suddenly hugged Huo Yuhao tightly. “We’ll succeed, won’t we?”

Huo Yuhao couldn’t bear to push her away as he felt her body tremble. He gently patted her back, “Yes, we’ll succeed. All of this will be over, and everything will be fine again.”

“Thanks. If you can save my mother and the disciples of the Earthdragon Sect, we’ll do anything for the Tang Sect in the future.”

Huo Yuhao smiled and said, “Silly girl. You are a part of the Tang Sect. How can you speak on behalf of the Earthdragon Sect?”

Nan Qiuqiu relaxed her hug and took two steps back. After this, she wore a displeased expression on her face. “You aren’t even as old as me yet. Don’t always think that you can act like an elder. You’re not even twenty, but you act like you’re forty.”

An upset look flashed across Huo Yuhao’s eyes. Yes! His mental age was far older than most others of the same age, which was a result of the unfortunate events he had experienced when he was younger, as well as everything that had occurred afterward. It was also because of this that he could play a leading role in the Tang Sect, became the youngest member of the Sea God’s Pavilion in Shrek Academy, and was the first to complete the Ultimate Soldier Plan.

Huo Yuhao took in a deep breath and checked everything he had on him before he said resolutely to Nan Qiuqiu, “Let’s go.” 

“Yes!” Nan Qiuqiu nodded.

The two of them quickly left the hotel before they proceeded in two different directions.

Huo Yuhao’s destination was very close, so he stopped after only walking for a short while. As he made a turn, he silently entered a narrow, dark alley. Even though there were high-altitude surveillance soul tools above him, he couldn’t possibly be detected without the use of thermal detectors.

At the north of the city, He Caitou was standing at a window and watching the sky. It was getting closer and closer to the agreed-upon time.

The four who had snuck out through the southern city gate were now waiting quietly twenty-five kilometers from this same city gate.

There were simply too many surveillance soul tools in Sunrise City. There were even soul tools stationed outside the city, which prevented them from getting close. They were also waiting for their opportunity to come.

It was getting darker and darker. The darker it was, the worse the effect of the surveillance soul tools. Of course, such a situation wasn’t going to last for long. Once high-altitude surveillance soul tools were able to be combined with thermal detectors, there would be significant improvements in the aspect of high-altitude surveillance.

Everything was in place, and it was about time too.

“Begin!” An instruction suddenly sounded in He Caitou’s mind.

A passionate look suddenly flashed across He Caitou’s eyes. He rubbed his right hand across his bald head and turned around immediately. He faced all the soul tools that he had installed in the room.

A huge ring on his right hand shone, and a dark-red barrel around a meter long with a ten-centimeter caliber appeared in his grasp.

He took one step forward and was behind the Class 8 egg-shaped soul tool. He pointed the dark-red barrel upward.

The structure of this hotel was very simple – there were only several two-storey buildings. They were in a room which was on the second floor of one of the buildings.

Red lights rose silently at this point. A huge hole was vaporized in the roof of this room when the red light from the barrel was fired at it. No dust fell from the roof.

He Caitou became more and more excited. He swept his barrel quickly, and many sections of the roof were disintegrated in a matter of seconds. Very soon, the roof ceased to exist entirely. At this point, the ‘starfishes’ that had helped to conceal the soul power undulations from this room earlier were no longer in effect.

He Caitou quickly retracted the barrel in his hand, and it turned into a disc-like item. At the same time, he stepped on a semi-circular piece of metal that wasn’t very eye-catching below the base of the egg-shaped soul tool. One end of that soul tool immediately cracked open, and a pitch-black barrel slowly extended out. Blinding red light started to shine within this barrel, and the twenty-four Milk Bottles inside the base started to release soul power. The soul power undulations that were generated as a result immediately triggered alarms in the city.

He Caitou wore a calm expression on his face, but there was a wild look in his eyes. He moved his right hand rapidly on the disc and kept on pressing it. A soul cannon that was pointed towards the sky started to light up. Following this, fierce gusts of wind started to rage.

The impact caused by the tremendous soul power undulations didn’t just cause the roof to be torn apart. The surrounding walls also collapsed, and close to a hundred streaks of flowing light were targeted and shot towards the sky instantly.

Apart from that egg-shaped soul tool in this room, there were also ten Zhuge Divine Crossbow Cannons. Each cannon was completely filled with stationary soul cannon shells. In the first wave of attack, one hundred and eighty Class 4 shells were fired.

In monetary terms, the cost of all the shells in these ten cannons was enough to cover half a year of Sunrise City’s revenue.

Sunrise City was indeed tightly guarded. When more than a hundred streaks of lights were fired, countless soul rays and soul cannon lights started shining near the closest north wall before they were fired to intercept the streaks of incoming light.

Outside the city, the northern legion of soul engineers also started to gather a lot of firepower to intercept the incoming attack. They formed a huge interception net in the air and tried to stop all of the incoming shells.

Things started to get messy inside Sunrise City too. No matter how fast they reacted, the troops in the city would only be able to arrive after fifteen minutes.

He Caitou didn’t seem to have seen the changes in the sky. Right now, he had already focused his energy on the egg-shaped soul tool. The scarlet-red light was gradually turning golden-red at the front of this soul tool. The terrifying soul power undulations even caused He Caitou to feel a little breathless.

He was pressing the other side of this egg-shaped soul tool right now, specifically on a red button with a skull on it.

Rings of demonic patterned lights quickly surged upward from the base of the soul tool. When this entire soul tool turned golden-red, He Caitou pressed this button with force.

Suddenly, the surrounding air distorted tremendously, and the high-altitude surveillance soul tools within this region lost their effect. They could only detect distorted waves.

Following this, a ball of cone-shaped, golden-red light was fired from that barrel, and quickly rose into the sky. In the blink of an eye, it crossed the city wall and was northbound.

There were people in charge of the high-altitude surveillance soul tools over where the northern legion of soul engineers was. In the entire continent, the Sun Moon Empire’s soul engineer legions had the greatest fighting experience with soul tools.

Once they discovered that something was wrong, this area started to sound with deafening alarms. Following this, halos were quickly released. In the blink of an eye, they formed three layers of barriers that protected this area.

Soul engineer legions were terrifying because they contained many soul engineers. When there were sufficient soul tools and soul engineers, the strength of a soul engineer legion could far surpass a single soul engineer.

As they erected their defense, this legion of soul engineers focused their firepower towards the sky. They targeted the ball of golden-red light that He Caitou fired into the sky.

Whether it was in terms of their reaction time or their methods, the Sun Moon Empire’s soul engineering legions were on point. They were dealing with an attack that came from a Class 8 soul tool.

He Caitou revealed a cold smile on his face. He didn’t even verify whether the shots he fired were successful before he immediately retracted his egg-shaped soul tool.

A ball-shaped soul tool drifted above his hand and the egg-shaped soul tool. A layer of icy fog was released, and helped to dissipate the heat from his egg-shaped soul tool while he quickly took out the Milk Bottles inside the base of his egg-shaped soul tool and put them away.

If those soul engineers knew that twenty-four Class 6 Sealed Milk Bottles had been completely drained in an instant, they might not be very confident in how they were reacting.

A middle-aged man in a purple warrior robe charged furiously out from his tent in the area where the northern legion of soul engineers was quartered, and he immediately raged, “What’s going on?” 

“Vice-commander, there are sudden, intense soul power undulations coming from inside the city. We aren’t sure what’s going on either.”

Just as they were speaking, a series of tremendous booms had already sounded in the sky. Terrifying soul power undulations caused a dazzling scene of fireworks to appear in the sky.

More than ninety-five percent of the stationary shells fired from the ten Zhuge Divine Crossbow Cannons were successfully intercepted, and blew apart in the sky.

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