Chapter 386 – Ta Dun Returns
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Andre and Yuan Ji stared intently at the recording. The battle between Tang Tian and Ji Xiao Ya was watched by many. There were a few bystanders who managed to record down videos of the fight scenes. Andre and Yuan Ji had spent money to try and purchase all of them.
“I don’t know what to say.” Andre let out a bitter smile: “I can’t comprehend the situation and why Tang Tian was able to win. He should not even have the slightest chance of winning.”
Yuan Ji had more experience than Andre. His expression changed as he spoke in a more serious tone: “No. Look at the details again. Initially, it looked like Tang Tian was in a disadvantage but he was never injured. He is very analytical when it comes to assessing the possible dangers posed by his enemies. This is very rare for martial artists.”
Andre re-watched the tapes, carefully noticing the details that he had missed out. Then he nodded in agreement: “Yes, you are right. It seems like he has the ability to predict impending danger before it could happen. He has a very strong intuition.”
“That’s right! To be able to withstand and dodge all of Ji Xiao Ya attacks, he must have exceptional judgement on the battlefield. Few martial artists possess this level of intuition.” Yuan Ji said: “This is the reason why Tu Zi Shan looked up to him. If his clan has such a member, the power of the clan will greatly increase.”
“Yes, you are right!” Andre replied.
“But your highness, you do not need to look up to Tang Tian as much as Tu Zi Shan. His final technique to defeat Ji Xiao Ya was pure strength. No strategies were involved. If any one of Ji Xiao Ya’s attacks had hit him, Tang Tian would have been dead.” Yuan Ji explained: “Ji Xiao Ya had underestimated him too much. If it was another martial artist, Ji Xiao Ya might not have made the same mistake.”
“Ji Xiao Ya had truly underestimated him.” Andre agreed.
“There can be unexpected winning moves, but it is definitely not the right path. Your highness, do not be moved by Tang Tian’s victory. Your highness has reliable resources and people, what you need is people who can fight with strength and discipline, victories such as Tang Tian’s, have no meaning.” Yuan Ji explained solemnly and with a hint of admonishment.
Andre replied: “What Master Yuan has said, I will always remember in my heart.”
Yuan Ji smiled. Even though Andre was young, but every aspect of his skills and strength were all outstanding.
Yuan Ji asked: “Your highness, what do you have planned for the Andromeda Constellation?”
Andre smiled: “With the battle that just took place, We have to explain it to Andromeda Constellation. Angelina seems to have other intentions in mind. She does not seem to want to side with us. Why don’t we go back.”
“Go back?” Yuan Ji was surprised. Moments later, he let out a soft smile after realizing what he was planning: “That is a clever strategy by your highness.”
Angelina was caught unprepared by the sudden retreat of Andre. She knew what Andre was planning. It was a way to advance by retreating. The Andromeda Constellation now lacked of top-tier martial artists as they were all eradicated. Hence, it was currently lacking in defensive measures. It had also lost the protection offered from the Leo Constellation. Once the Honorable Martial Group attacked, there was no way Andromeda Constellation could defend itself.
Angelina was bitter. She fully understood Andre’s plan, but could do nothing about it.
Wait a minute!
Angelina suddenly thought of Tang Tian and his group. Currently, the Lupus Constellation and the Andromeda Constellation, one was thriving while the other was in tatters. Tang Tian and his people would never allow the Andromeda Constellation to fall into the hands of the Honorable Martial Group.
But, there were hidden dangers behind this strategy. The strength of Tang Tian’s people was still far lacking as compared to Leo Constellation. If there were little enemies, then it would be manageable. But if they arrived en mass, Tang Tian was no match for them.
Then Angelina thought. If the enemy did came in droves, there was no way to stop the destruction of Andromeda Constellation anyway.
When she managed to find the residence of Tang Tian and his people, she found out from Crane that Tang Tian was currently in closed doors cultivation. She could only walk away reluctantly, hoping that she would have better luck next time. While she was returning, she then discovered something strange. Among the 3 men, Tang Tian was their leader!
In her view, she felt that Crane would have been the leader due to his prowess and his calmness during battle.
She felt comfortable because her father’s army had finally arrived in the Andromeda City.
The return of the Plateau Army brought roars and cheers from the city folks. It significantly boosted the morale of the troops that were left protecting the city.
“It can’t be right. Why are we suddenly welcome in this area?”
“In the past, it seemed that we weren’t welcome at all.”
Listening to his soldiers’ discussion, Ta Dun remained indifferent. He glanced at the rubble and chaos of the city. It made him even more gloomy. The city had endured attacks for the past 2 months. It was more than any other generation had endured.
Ta Dun galloped into the city. His skin was charcoal black. The breeze hit his face as his luscious hair trailed behind. His gaze was as sharp as a knife. His presence was intimidating.
When he saw Angelina who was waiting for him at the gate, his cold gaze turned warm and friendly.
Angelina dashed towards the Ta Dun, with beads of tears rolling profusely down her cheeks. Ta Dun’s rough and battered hands patted Angelina on the back and he spoke to her in a soft tone: “What’s done is done, Angelina. No matter what happens, Father will never let you suffer like this anymore.”
Angelina cried even more.
No soldier in the contingent dared to laugh. They have heard about the attacks endure by the city. Now, Angelina was not just the daughter of Ta Dun. She was the Master of the entire Andromeda Constellation!
After pouring out her pent up emotions, Angelina stopped crying as she glanced at the crowd before her. She was ashamed for crying out in public. She quickly grabbed her father by the hand and dragged him back to the palace.
Once they reached home and finished their dinner, Angelina brought his father to the library and explained to him the details of what had transpired during this tumultuous period.
As Ta Dun heard the stories, he clenched his fist in anger. But after hearing that his daughter had a part in the explosions of the Andromeda Palace, he was silent about it.
After hearing the mysterious person who had killed Qiu Shan, his heart grew cold.
The events that had transpired was something Angelina had not experienced before. They were traumatizing. Ta Dun seemed indifferent to it.
But once he heard about the 100 plus energy beasts, he eyes shined: “Did you give these beasts to anyone?”
“No, I did not.” Angelina replied swiftly
Ta Dun was elated: “100 energy beasts would give us about 100 pieces of Andromeda Treasures. If I can equip them to my troops, then even if we were to meet Gold Ranked Martial Artists, we would not be afraid of them!”
“Really?” Angelina was surprised but elated. The Gold Ranked Martial Artists from the Honourable Martial Group had made her restless. Just a few Gold ranked martial artists were needed to destroy the entire Andromeda Constellation.
“Yes.” Ta Dun nodded fervently: “If they were just normal treasures, they wouldn’t have such an effect. But treasures made with the Energy Beasts are suitable for military equipment. Thought the army is currently equipped with such treasures, and they are nonetheless good treasure, but they are not as strong as those made from Energy Beasts. Even with these current treasures we have, the Plateau Army is already the strongest army in the Northern Sky’s 19 Continents. With the Energy Beasts’ treasures, our power would be increased several hundreds times.”
Angelina was excited by it: “They still have a lot of Energy Beasts. They only sold 100 of them.”
Ta Dun was much more experience than Angelina. He nodded: “Looks like we are on the same page. We are not sure what they would want to sell them or are they planning to equip their army with them. If they are going to sell, then we shall buy all of them. We will need to negotiate with them.”
“What else can we do then?” Angelina asked.
“We will need to faster refine these beasts into the treasures to equip our army.” Ta Dun replied: “We need them for our own protection.”
“I shall go then!” Angelina stood up and dashed out of the yard.
Ta Dun followed closely behind.
He brought a platoon of troops and charged into the jungle.
“Sir, where are we going?” The platoon commander, Xiao Si Yun, asked. He was the Ta Dun’s loyal right hand man. Si Yun was glad that they could help in putting down the rebellion that was about to take place.
“We shall go and take a look at the Lupus Army.” Ta Dun replied.
Xiao Si Yun was shocked. The Lupus Army was considered by many to be one of the strongest in the entire universe. Most would agree that the power of the Lupus Army had surpassed those of the other armies in the Northern Sky.
“That is good to hear!” Xiao Si Yun replied: “We are all fired up. We shall not let them underestimate us! Should anyone of us drop the ball, I will personally punish them.”
After hearing his words, every soldier became more alert. Their morale was significantly boosted.
There were many martial artists who were not convinced that the Lupus Army was as good as the reputation that was ascribed to it. In their eyes, the rookies who filled the Lupus Army were unworthy to be called an army at all. In the Plateau Army, each of the soldier had at least served for 5 years. None of them looked up to the soldiers of the Lupus Army.
Furthermore, the Lupus Constellation was poor and desolate. It was an abandoned place that had no use to anyone.
They entered into the jungle swiftly.
Suddenly, Xiao Si Yun whispered to Ta Dun: “There’s a faint whistle nearby.”
Ta Dun nodded. He wasn’t surprised. If there weren’t any whistle of warning to the Lupus Army of their incoming army, then he would have viewed the Lupus Army as unprepared and not combat ready. He turned towards Xiao Si Yun: “Reply to their whistle. We do not want any misunderstanding.”
Xiao Si Yun shouted towards the sound of the whistle: “Commander of the Plateau Army, Ta Dun, would like to visit the Lupus Army Commander. Please send him our regards.”
A scout from the Lupus Army jumped out of a thick bush: “Please come with me. The commander is expecting you!”
He dashed ahead, leading the way for Ta Dun.
Following closely behind, they soon reached the encampment of the Lupus Army.
Ta Dun and Xiao Si Yun exchanged glances. Even though the encampment looked unprepared, as if it was set up the day before, the strict regimentation and the professionalism of the troops could be observed.
Most of the troops were currently training, shouting out battle cries with each successive strike to the air. They glanced around at the training troops around them.
The strength of these troops was average. They would not have been able to even enter the Plateau Army at this standard.
The soldiers of the Plateau Army expressed their condescending attitude outwardly on their face.
Suddenly, Ta Dun attention turned to a call that was directed at him from behind. He turned over to the direction.