GDK 424 –
The blood clouds emitted by the Demonslayer Edge were a bewitching blood red color under the illumination of the sun. The clouds enveloped the entire area surrounding the castle. With the obstruction of the blood clouds, the sunlight projected on the ground was completely blood red in color. Along with blood that was everywhere, the battlefield had completely become a world drenched with blood.
The glaring, bewitching blood red color seemed to possess the ability to ignite the endless hatred hidden deep within people’s hearts. Both sides of the battlefield became more reckless as if they had all become killing machines as they crazily unleashed savage attacks at the enemy, resulting in the losses on both sides to increase exponentially.
The enormous vortex formed by Han Shuo’s demonic yuan energy was like a crazy black abyss, rapidly devouring the killing intent that filled the sky in the northern city district. Some grand magi and great swordmasters could feel the fluctuation in energy, As sacred rank experts, Sabakas and Karel could sense the fluctuations even more clearly
Both of them had astonished expressions, still frightened by the spectacle in the sky. AS the changes appeared in the sky above the castle, both of them even assumed that it was a devastating strike by the enemy on the castle and were panicking and didn’t know what to do.
“You guys must immediately obliterate these two strange phenomenons, those must definitely be actions taken by the enemy against us!” Firenze too was somewhat confused. He had heard about the destructive power of some forbidden magic. If the two spectacles overhead were the prelude to two destructive forbidden magic spells, the people in this district would be in a terrible situation. No matter how good Firenze was at commanding troops, there’s no way he could evade from such a large-scale attack.
The two sacred rank experts glanced at Firenze while having a confused expression. Sabakas hesitated for a moment, and remarked suspiciously, “The energy that formed the two spectacles overhead is somewhat queer. I think that neither the Church of Light nor Dempus is capable of creating these spectacles. This energy is brimming with chaos and slaughter, which is poles apart from the energy those two people possess. Something isn’t quite right!”
“I feel that it’s different too. If Ashburn was assisted by someone from the Calamity Church, I might possibly be convinced that this is a terrifying magic attack against us. However, since this energy clearly contains an evil aura and the Calamity Church will definitely not work together with the Church of Light. Therefore we can eliminate that possibility. This is really somewhat odd.” Karel also had a doubtful expression as he slowly expressed his thoughts.
After listening to both of them, Amyes suddenly had a thought and said, “Could it really be Calamity Church and their target is Ashburn and his men? There is a sacred knight from the Church of Light on their side and the Calamity Church and the Church of Light are mortal enemies. Could it indeed be caused by them?“
There was actually another possibility in Amyes’ heart. As one of the three heavyweights of Dark Mantle, Amyes knew Han Shuo better than most people. He knew that Han Shuo seemed to have some connection with the Calamity Church. Generally, the Calamity Church will do their utmost to rope in the Church of Light’s mortal enemies. Since the Church of Light was so adamant in treating Han Shuo as a mortal enemy, the Calamity Church will surely strive to win over Han Shuo and to establish a good relationship with him.
However, saying that would damage Han Shuo’s reputation. To Amyes, Karel, and Sabakas, both the Calamity Church and the Church of Light were just regarded as just religions. They didn’t feel reverence or hatred toward these two organizations like ordinary people and hence wouldn’t have any prejudices against Han Shuo due to Amyes’ remarks.
However, the ordinary nobles of Lancelot Empire had a somewhat instinctively opposition toward the Calamity Church. As Amyes didn’t want them to have a bad impression of Han Shuo, he didn’t mention this reason.
Sabakas, Karel and the rest were startled when they heard Amyes’ interpretation. Soon after, the two of them glanced at each other and Karel said, “Oh, that’s possible too!”
“Hmph. But what if this is actually an impending attack against us? If you don’t take action to resolve this and a large-scale killing magic descends upon us, we simply don’t need to fight this war any longer and we’ll all be done for.” Not buying the explanation, Firenze shouted at the two experts.
Firenze’s words caused Karel and Sabakas hesitated and become unsure on how they should act. If they make the wrong decision, it will result in an unpredictable situation. That outcome was something even the two of them couldn’t bear.
While everyone was still hesitating, Emily had walked over from the second floor. When she overheard their conversation from afar, she hid her mouth as she chuckled and said, “These spectacles are definitely caused by Bryan, all of you don’t need to worry!”
Hearing her statement, everyone was stunned. Amyes immediately asked, “How can you be so sure?”
“Hehe, only he is able to manipulate this sort of energy, I have previously witnessed him doing so. There’s no need to worry, it’s definitely him. Apart from him, I had never met anyone who could manipulate the energy left behind between heaven and earth by the soldiers that died in battle. Relax, there won’t be any problems.” Emily who knew many of Han Shuo’s secrets, smiled as she explained to the crowd.
Seeing Emily being so confident, sacred swordmaster Karel suddenly came to his senses, laughing heartily as he said, “Right, right. It must be Bryan. Previously when I sparred with him, the energy he used is quite similar to the energy gathering in the sky. I only thought of it after you mentioned it. So that’s what going on!”
Karel’s words clearly had more weight than Emily’s. His remarks caused the crowd to suddenly calm down. Soon after, Sabakas suddenly flew up into the sky to observe the two spectacles more clearly. Within the huge black vortex, strands of bizarre energy were filtered and transformed by the vortex and entered Han Shuo who was on the roof of the castle little by little.
Seeing that, Sabakas completely understood what was going on. He calmly landed in front of everyone, smiling as he explained, “It is indeed caused by Bryan!”
“Yes, he mentioned previously that he had to train for a while and hastily left the lounge we were in. It looks like he is practicing his martial technique. There is nothing to worry about.” Emily explained.
With Emily’s further reassurance, the party turned to look at each other in amazement. They were shocked of the mysterious martial technique Han Shuo uses!
However, the subject of the crowd’s discussion currently encountered a thorny problem. He was gradually losing control over the changes of the various kinds of chaotic energy within the Demonslayer Edge.
As there was a massive death toll due to the civil strife, it caused too much energy from fear, hatred, and wrath to be present in Ossen City. The soldiers from both factions left behind their tenacious willpower after death. Due to there being too much chaotic energy which couldn’t be rapidly fused together, it caused the energy within the Demonslayer Edge to become extremely chaotic.
However, the Demonslayer Edge was still diligently absorbing the negative energy within Ossen City. The blood cloud became denser and denser, causing Han Shuo to feel that he was somewhat losing control.
When Han Shuo came to his senses, the vast amount of energy absorbed within the Demonslayer Edge was already becoming disorderly. This caused Han Shuo’s control over the Demonslayer Edge to become somewhat difficult. As the huge amount of negative energy could not be fused quickly due to the strong enmity, the original energy within the Demonslayer Edge was attempting to neutralize and coalesce them together.
As a result, it was extremely chaotic within the Demonslayer Edge. It was surging like a soaring dragon within the blood cloud. Dense, ruthless, and sinister aura gradually flowed into the blood cloud, affecting the soldiers of both sides who were still fighting the vigorous battle.