The Human Emperor - LightNovelsOnl.com
You're reading novel online at LightNovelsOnl.com. Please use the follow button to get notifications about your favorite novels and its latest chapters so you can come back anytime and won't miss anything.
Chapter 1888: The Power of the Ifrit! (IV)
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Only those subordinates of Khatabah who had followed him for many years were unperturbed. Those like even Abu Muslim couldn’t help but widen their eyes in utter shock.
All of Arabia knew that Khatabah was extremely strong, but n.o.body knew exactly how strong. Not in Abu Muslim’s wildest dreams had he expected Khatabah to be so strong that he could send the King Ape flying with a single punch.
With one hand, Khatabah had proven himself as the supreme expert of the continent.
As the battlefield was immersed in shock, the Ifrit did not care. Its heaven-shaking roar immediately drew back everyone’s attention.
The Ifrit’s body was now completely lava, and its body had reached a height of nearly two hundred meters. Beneath its feet, the ground continued to melt away under the high temperatures, lava flowing freely. And from these rivers of lava rose men made of lava and fire.
Unlike the previous fire men, these lava men were even stronger, packed with even greater destructive potential.
The moment they finished forming, they flung themselves at the densest areas of the battlefield, moving with incredible agility. At the same time, the temperature on their bodies reached several thousand degrees.
In just a few short moments, several thousand lava men had arisen from the lava flows and rushed into the Tang ranks.
Everyone on the Tang side paled. The immense Ifrit, the extremely powerful Khatabah, and now these thousands of lava men? The Great Tang had already been in dire straits, and with these numerous lava men, the situation became even worse.
The white-robed Khatabah shot forward, ignoring the King Ape and swiftly making his way toward w.a.n.g Chong.
The battlefield was br.i.m.m.i.n.g with tension, and even Su Hanshan grimaced, a rare hint of concern in his eyes.
As Khatabah took action, an immense pressure came down.
“Everyone, listen up! Ignore the Ifrit and attack Khatabah! He has an object that allows him to control the Ifrit!”
w.a.n.g Chong’s call resonated throughout the battlefield, and countless eyes turned on Khatabah. And Khatabah, who had been seething with killing intent, suddenly grimaced.
Khatabah glared at w.a.n.g Chong with a murderous intent that he felt down to his bones.
He already had complete control of the battlefield, but he had never imagined that w.a.n.g Chong would notice the Ifrit Core that he was hiding.
The World-Destroying Ifrit was a double-edged sword. It could kill one’s enemies and also injure those on its own side. The key to all this lay in the Ifrit Core he had obtained within that old well in Hamuhad.
Despite his best efforts to hide it, w.a.n.g Chong had still managed to find out.
Khatabah suddenly had an idea, instantly realizing that w.a.n.g Chong must have noticed something during his clash with the King Ape.
“So that’s what’s going on! Kill him!”
Zhangchou Jianqiong’s eyes turned cold. The first to react, he immediately rushed at Khatabah.
At the same time, An Sishun and the injured Gao Xianzhi also charged in Khatabah’s direction.
In an explosion of Stellar Energy, w.a.n.g Zhongsi blasted hundreds of Arab cavalry into the sky and also charged. But though he was the last to act, he was faster than all the rest.
On the Great Tang side, w.a.n.g Zhongsi and w.a.n.g Chong were the only ones who had reached the Subtle realm.
“The rest of you, support me while I deal with him!” w.a.n.g Zhongsi concisely said in his deep and steady voice.
At the same time, Li Junxian, Song Yuanyi, and the others also put aside the Ifrit and charged toward Khatabah.
“Wushang Cavalry, hear my order! Charge!”
Li Siye raised his giant Wootz Steel sword and led the Wushang Cavalry in charging into the front line.
The battle instantly reversed!
That Khatabah had a tool that allowed him to control the Ifrit was a surprising discovery. Everyone now realized that if they wanted to s.n.a.t.c.h victory from the jaws of defeat, their hopes rested on the treasure Khatabah had that could control the Ifrit.
The Ifrit was unkillable. This could be seen from how little w.a.n.g Chong and the others had gained from their battle with it.
Although Khatabah was powerful, even able to overwhelm the King Ape, he was still just a human. A human was beatable, had a weakness.
The battlefield rumbled with war cries as the Tang army suddenly went on the offensive and charged at Khatabah. This sudden change in att.i.tude caught the Arabs off guard, and their ranks fell into momentary chaos.
“Protect the Hierophant! Don’t let them get through!”
In the midst of the chaos, countless Arab cavalry charged forward to block the advance of the Tang army, even Adnan joining in.
Adnan was both shocked and furious. He could see that w.a.n.g Chong’s words had caused the entire Tang army to change strategies into focusing the full strength of the army on surrounding and killing the Hierophant.
In normal circ.u.mstances, when two vast armies clashed against each other to decide the fates of their respective countries, using a force of hundreds of thousands to kill a single man would be considered an absurd joke, but Adnan wasn’t laughing.
Even the infamous madman of Arabia was forced to admit that if they succeeded in taking the Ifrit Core from the Hierophant, the Tang really might succeed in changing the outcome of the battle.
Not even Adnan had imagined the Ifrit contained in the bronze cauldron to be this powerful!
This Ifrit truly possessed the power to vanquish an entire army. Even millions of soldiers were nothing but ants to this unkillable monster formed from extremely high-temperature flames that could absorb energy from the void. The Ifrit could annihilate them in a matter of a few minutes.
In a flash, countless soldiers clashed, their weapons ringing and their horses neighing, soldiers screaming as Stellar Energy exploded. The battle once more intensified!
But while the Arabs could stop the army led by Li Siye, they could not stop w.a.n.g Zhongsi, Zhangchou Jianqiong, An Sishun, and the other Tang Great Generals.
The air howled as w.a.n.g Zhongsi moved with astonis.h.i.+ng speed toward Khatabah. Countless attacks came from the Arabs down below in a ma.s.sive barrage, but w.a.n.g Zhongsi and the others dodged them all.
In the distance, Khatabah’s face chilled, and his eyes turned harsh. As the legend revered by the millions of denizens of the Arabian Empire, Khatabah feared no opponent. Not even w.a.n.g Chong exposing his secret could shake him.
“Fine! I was planning to kill you first anyway!”
Khatabah stepped forward and began to make his way toward w.a.n.g Zhongsi, the winds howling as the two sides drew closer and closer.
But to everyone’s surprise, the first to attack Khatabah was not w.a.n.g Zhongsi’s group.
Behind Khatabah, the earth rumbled as a ma.s.sive figure soared into the air and toward Khatabah.
Cries of alarm came from the surroundings as the King Ape once more jumped at Khatabah, flailing its fists.
Khatabah, sensing the energy behind him, felt vexed and angered.
He was far stronger than the King Ape, even when it was under the control of w.a.n.g Chong, but this beast had an extremely large and tough body.
Not even the Great Tang’s giant ballistae had been able to deal much damage to it. This was exactly why the King Ape had survived until now.
After knocking it aside, Khatabah had not continued onward to kill it. This was because the King Ape had an astonis.h.i.+ngly dense body.
Defeating it was easy, but killing it was not something that could be done in short order. Thus, he had chosen to ignore it.
But to his surprise, w.a.n.g Chong had taken control of the King Ape and had it come back, apparently wanting to use this beast to hold him down.
“Ifrit, kill him!”
As the King Ape descended from the sky, Khatabah coldly ordered the Ifrit to kill w.a.n.g Chong. If w.a.n.g Chong could command the King Ape to deal with him, Khatabah could command the Ifrit to deal with w.a.n.g Chong. Once w.a.n.g Chong was dead, he naturally would no longer be able to control the King Ape.
In the blink of an eye, the fists of the King Ape a.s.sailed Khatabah. In the distance, w.a.n.g Zhongsi’s face chilled and his body pulsed with Stellar Energy. A moment later, an imperial dragon more than one thousand feet in length appeared and streaked toward Khatabah. Behind him, An Sishun, Gao Xianzhi, and Zhangchou Jianqiong also entered the battle.
While Khatabah was surrounded, the Ifrit also began to attack w.a.n.g Chong.
The ma.s.sive right arm of the Ifrit swung, creating three flame whips that flew at w.a.n.g Chong. Meanwhile, the Ifrit’s left hand clenched into a fist and sent a lava-covered punch at w.a.n.g Chong.