The Human Emperor Chapter 1100
Chapter 1100: The Remolded Great Tang Army
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
The heavens resounded as more Arab cavalry who did not know the truth of the situation charged forward. Everyone came back to their senses and the fighting once more became cruel and callous.
"This is impossible! Absolutely impossible!" Ziyad muttered to himself from beneath the fluttering black war banner, completely dumbfounded by what he had seen. The Fearless Army had built up its reputation on vicious battlefields through the terrifying skill of its soldiers. Those powerful foes that had long ago been turned into departed souls served as proof of the Fearless Army's power.
But now, the Fearless Army was being completely suppressed, and this was while they outnumbered their foe. No one had ever imagined that this could be possible.
Almost instinctively, Ziyad looked to Abu Muslim.
Abu Muslim was silent. His back was as straight as ever, but Ziyad could sense that the shock in his heart was no less than his own.
Abu Muslim turned to Governor Osman and said, "Osman, send your Beheader Army and Tiber Army!"
Osman immediately nodded. After working with Abu Muslim for so many years, he had developed a keen understanding of his old friend. The Arabs never worshiped individual courage, but placed utmost priority on defeating the enemy. These Tang top-class armies were inconceivably powerful. In this situation, they could only rely on numbers to overcome their opponents.
Osman turned his head to a deputy and ordered, "Pass on my order! Deploy the Beheader Army and Tiber Army!"
The deputy bowed and quickly left. A few moments later, dust billowed into the air as the two armies surged toward the front.
Once the Tiber Army and Beheader Army had been deployed, Abu Muslim fell quiet for a few moments, and then he turned his eyes to the Governor of War, Qutaybah.
Tap! A moment later, as Osman, Aybak, and Ziyad solemnly watched, Abu Muslim strode forward and began to walk toward Qutaybah.
"Lord Qutaybah, can I trouble you to deploy your Blood Beast Army and Death Army?"
To everyone's surprise, Abu Muslim gave Qutaybah a respectful bow.
Everyone knew about Qutaybah's relationship with Abu Muslim, and it certainly was no genial one. Not long ago, the two had even quarreled. No one had expected that Abu Muslim would actually bow to Qutaybah at a time like this. He was clearly indicating that he was conceding and submitting himself.
Even more surprising was Qutaybah's attitude.
"Very well!" Qutaybah said as he looked at the battlefield, his voice abnormally gentle. Unexpectedly, he did not use this opportunity to taunt Abu Muslim.
Behind him, Osman, Aybak, Ziyad, and everyone else were dumbstruck.
No matter how shocked they were, the Blood Beast Army and Death Army quickly went into motion and charged off into the battlefield.
Wang Chong immediately noticed when the Beheader Army, Tiber Army, Blood Beast Army, and Death Army moved out, and issued his own order.
"Roaring Tiger Army, Divine Prison Army, Ultimate Martial Army, Xuanwu Army—all of you, get ready!"
"This subordinate will go!"
A string of replies came from behind him, and the earth rumbled as these armies began to head for the front.
The battle came far more quickly than expected. A few moments later, the third top-class Arab army arrived on the battlefield. The Tiber Army was one of the best forces under Governor Osman's command. Last time, their opponent had been the Mo Saber Unit, but their opponent would be different this time.
As the Tiber Army appeared, an army rapidly marched out from the first defense line.
Clangclangclang! Countless weapons clashed in the air, producing innumerable sparks. The third army Wang Chong had sent was the most offensively-oriented one, the Divine Prison Army. Sword Qi ran rampant and they immediately began to inflict serious and unexpected losses amongst the Tiber Army.
The Divine Prison Army had always had extremely fierce and swift attacks, but its weakness had been its insufficient defense. Thus, in yesterday's battle, the Divine Prison Army had taken more losses than were to be expected. But now, the Divine Prison Army was bolstered by six halos that filled in this weakness.
Beneath the feet of the Tiber Army soldiers, their black halos rapidly spun and trembled, shining with a metallic luster. These spinning halos suddenly struck the ground, and boom! The firm rock of the Talas battlefield split apart like it was tofu, and a Tiber Army soldier flew through the air at a Divine Prison Army soldier like a leopard lunging at its prey.
The Tiber Army did not have the best offensive or defensive capabilities amongst the Arab armies, but its soldiers could explosively increase their strength and speed for a few short moments, something that not even the Fearless Army could do.
More than half of the five thousand Mo Saber soldiers that had been killed in the previous battle had been slain by the sudden attacks of the Tiber Army soldiers. The explosive power of the Tiber Army soldiers was so great that when they struck, they shattered the armor of the Mo Saber soldiers into bits and pieces.
This time, however, when this Tiber Army soldier tried to explode forward and tear apart this Divine Prison Army soldier, a stream of Sword Qi suddenly through the air.
A moment later, the Tiber Army soldier's head flew high into the air. Even at the moment of his death, he had no idea what had happened. His face was still frozen in the same expression as when he had lunged forward.
Bolstered by the power of the six additional war halos, the Divine Prison Army soldiers could strike with unfathomable speed. Not even the explosive speed of the Tiber Army soldiers could compare.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
At the incredible speeds the Divine Prison Army soldiers were moving, the long and thin swords in their hands became the most terrifying weapons in the world. Blood gushed into the air as six Tiber Army soldiers were beheaded, and the Divine Prison Army continued to rack up kills.
As the Divine Prison Army engaged in a full-out offensive, a Tiber Army soldier drew back, the muscles on his body tensing like a beast preparing to lunge. When a Divine Prison Army soldier had all his attention placed on another foe, the Tiber Army soldier lunged forward, slashing out with his scimitar at the Divine Prison Army soldier's back. This slash bolstered by the Tiber Army soldier's explosive strength was enough to sunder steel.
But just as the scimitar was about to land, one of the six halos around the Divine Prison Army soldier suddenly expanded to protect the soldier. As the scimitar clanged against the halo, there was a low roar in the air. If one looked carefully, one could see the image of the dragon-headed turtle that was the Xuanwu on the soldier's back.
At this sight, Dalun Ruozan, Duwu Sili, Huoshu Huicang, Abu Muslim, and Aybak all trembled. This was the Xuanwu Halo that only the Xuanwu Army could have possessed, but it had inexplicably appeared on this Divine Prison Army soldier.
Boom! The illusion of the Xuanwu shattered together with the Xuanwu Halo. The Tiber Army soldier's tremendous strike shattered the Divine Prison Army soldier's armor and sent him flying backward.
But this Divine Prison Army soldier only flew some twenty to thirty feet before stopping himself. Spitting out some blood, he turned and viciously glared at the Tiber Army soldier who had ambushed him.
Sharp Sword Qi immediately exploded forward to attack the Tiber Army soldier. A few seconds later, with a miserable scream, the Tiber Army soldier's head went flying into the air, while his body was pockmarked with holes of various sizes.
This battle had developed in a way that the Arabs could have never imagined. No one knew what had happened, but all of them could clearly see that the strength of the Divine Martial Army, Dragon Stallion Army, and Divine Prison Army had greatly increased.
In the rear, Abu Muslim, Osman, and the others all had extremely nasty grimaces.
Deafening roars shook the battlefield as more and more of the Arabs' top-class armies arrived on the battlefield. Not long after the Tiber Army had arrived, the Beheader Army arrived to assist it.
"Xuanwu Army, move out!" Wang Chong ordered as soon as he saw the Beheader Army.
The Xuanwu Army and Beheader Army could now be considered mortal enemies. In yesterday's battle, the Beheader Army had suffered heavy casualties, but the Xuanwu Army had come off even worse. Right now, the Xuanwu Army had far fewer soldiers than the Beheader Army, but Wang Chong still chose to send out the Xuanwu Army without the slightest hesitation.
The most defensively formidable Xuanwu Army marched onto the battlefield.
Six halos appeared on the Xuanwu Army, causing its strength to swell, and the two thousand remaining soldiers of the Xuanwu Army impacted with the Beheader Army like a storm.
"For the Great Tang!"
"Exterminate these infidels!"
The two armies each gave their own roars as they madly attacked their foes. Scimitars and swords gleamed as they clashed, the noises of their impacts ringing out over the battlefield.
Boomboomboom! The halos were the first to clash, the shockwaves of energy causing dust to sweep outward.
But a few moments later, an enormous boom announced the contest's outcome. The halos of the Beheader Army soldiers began to shatter, one by one.