1420 The Second Round of Summoning
"I've heard that Lin Huang was not only a sword cultivator, but an Imperial Censor as well, but I always thought that being an Imperial Censor was just his minor. I never thought that his imperial monsters would be this powerful!"
"Are all these really Lin Huang's imperial monsters?! Judging by the strengths of their auras, they're obviously high-level Virtual Gods, right?!"
"He's not the Emperor of Dynasty for nothing. If these ten imperial monsters were to join hands, I fear that the whole gravel world would be no match for them!"
Seeing the appearance of Bloody Robe and the other summoning beasts, everyone started discussing it among themselves.
Although most of the people present could just make out that the ten imperial monsters were high-level Virtual Gods, there were a few astute Virtual Gods among them who could clearly sense that the ten imperial monsters were all Virtual God rank-9.
At the Union Government's side, there was a slight change in Dongfang Bai's expression before it reverted to normal almost instantly, as if nothing had happened.
Guan Zhong, who was standing at one side, frowned slightly and muttered in a low voice, "He's much stronger than he was a year and a half ago..."
At the Heretics Camp, Presiding Judge Sun Zhou tore his gaze away from the group of summoning beasts and turned to look at Zhou Tong and Cao Ya. "No matter what happens in the future, the Heretics must never become enemies with Dynasty!"
"Are those ten summoning beasts that strong?" Cao Ya could not help asking.
"They're not just peak-stage Virtual God rank-9, but they're also quadruple mutated mythical-level monsters! What do you think?" The reason Sun Zhou knew all this so clearly was because he had a detection-type god rule relic. Just a quick glance had left him utterly flabbergasted.
"All ten of them are quadruple mutated?!" Cao Ya could barely keep her voice down.
Quadruple mutated monsters were few and far between in the gravel world. She had never seen one despite spending the last few centuries cultivating to virtual god-level, which justified her great shock at seeing ten of them by Lin Huang's side at the same time.
Even though the others could not sense the fine details about these ten imperial monsters, there were still a few among them who were able to sense the high combat levels they possessed. They were also very aware that, in this part of the gravel world, the Emperor of Dynasty was unrivaled. They all silently contacted the leaders of their own forces and passed the news back.
Lin Huang noticed the small movements of the people but did not try to stop them—he knew very well that it was only a matter of time before his strength was revealed.
Even if it was concealed for now, it would have been revealed anyway when the war breaks out in two days. It did not make much difference if it was revealed two days earlier or later.
Lin Huang looked away from the other factions and his gaze fell upon the ten imperial monsters before him.
"I don't think I need you guys to take action this round, but when the spatial fluctuations come through next round, all of you take one space tunnel each and block off any incomers. Attack them the moment they arrive, and kill off any that you can. Don't treat this like a game, this is war!
"At present, the world will of the gravel world has not been fully suppressed yet, so your combat levels are temporarily capped at virtual god-level rank-9. You can release your combat powers and fully display your strengths once the world will has been completely suppressed. When the time comes, you will no longer feel any sense of rejection."
Bloody Robe and the other summoning beasts nodded and patiently waited for the battle to begin.
Not long after Lin Huang ended his speech, the seventh wave of explorers arrived.
However, this wave exceeded everyone's expectations. Spatial fluctuations were transmitted from thirty-three tunnels practically at the same time.
Even Lin Huang and Mr. Fu were dumbfounded when they sensed the spatial fluctuations being transmitted.
"You will take action this round too." Lin Huang immediately changed his mind and gave orders to the ten imperial monsters.
After receiving instructions to take action, Bloody Robe and the others immediately set off, each of them rushing to the location of a space rift!
The moment Bloody Robe and the others set off, thirty-one contingents of battle troops also made their moves, assigning themselves to the remaining twenty-three space rifts that were not taken by the imperial monsters. They knew that the strength of a single imperial monster far exceeded that of several contingents of battle troops combined, and therefore did not require their assistance.
Through the spatial fluctuations, Lin Huang's Divine Telekinesis sensed that Virtual God rank-4s were still being sent over in this wave.
He was slightly relieved—if they were any stronger, the virtual god-level battle formation from the gravel world would have a hard time killing them.
Shortly after, thirty-three virtual god-level rank-4 explorers were teleported over and were immediately ambushed.
Bloody Robe and the other imperial monsters instantly cut them down, not even waiting for the explorers to fully step out of the dimensional gateway.
The battle formation sites were obviously a bit slower, but they still managed to complete the coordinated attacks.
Just when everyone let out a sigh of relief, several explorer monsters suddenly crawled out from the pile of corpses.
When everyone had least expected it, they saw a thumb-sized Eclipse Boa suddenly open its mouth wide. A terrifying suction instantly enveloped the three resurrected explorer monsters, and they were swallowed in an instant.
"To think that there were three undying species hiding in there!"
Dongfang Bai and the others broke out into a cold sweat.
The mysterious undying species… it would be very difficult to kill them in a short time without knowing their fatal spots, unless you used a rule power or other special means. If it were not for the Eclipse Boa swallowing the three undying species, they feared that those over in the great world would immediately decide that the space tunnel that the three undying species went through had no issues.
Thanks to the Eclipse Boa making a timely move when it did, they had won this round's mind games.
"In the next round of exploration, we can be sure they'll either increase the number of explorers or their combat level. It seems like having ten imperial monsters is still not enough to ensure our safety..." A handful of cards appeared in Lin Huang's hand.
The Demonic Buddhist Holy Son who was a Supreme God rank-5, Bai who was a class-4.5 Pseudo-supreme God, and Charcoal, Tyrant, Grimace, Lancelot, Killer, Evil Dominator, Warlord, Thunder and Witch who were at mythical-level rank-4 were all impressively lined up in order.
These were all of the monster cards in Lin Huang's possession that were at mythical-level rank-4 and above, aside from the Bug Tribe card.
After the cards were crushed, eleven imperial monsters quickly materialized in front of Lin Huang.
The Demonic Buddhist Holy Son was dressed in white, his face half-Buddha, half-demon. However, at this moment, the aura emitted throughout his entire body was not cruel or fierce at all. His combat level was also the highest—when he was sealed, his combat level was at ninth-rank true god-level, and he was even a powerhouse that was only half a step away from reaching heavenly god-level. At the moment, his combat level was affected by his host, Lin Huang, and was suppressed at sixth-rank true god-level.
Lin Huang's gaze fell upon the Demonic Buddhist Holy Son. "From today onward, your name is—Ku Rong."
"I thank you for bestowing this name upon me, Master!"
The Demonic Buddhist Holy Son pressed his palms together in front of him and took a deep bow toward Lin Huang, looking like an eminent monk that had reached enlightenment.
After Lin Huang finished his sentence, a ray of golden light suddenly lit up from between the Demonic Buddhist Holy Son's eyebrows, and the demon half of his face started to heal at a speed visible to the naked eye. In the blink of an eye, that part of his face became as smooth as jade-like as the normal half of his face.
A strange light flashed in the eyes of the Demonic Buddhist Holy Son; the Abyssal energy that had caused him so much suffering for endless days and nights had suddenly disappeared completely.
He focused his cultivation and realized that the energy was not actually gone, but had become dormant. Besides that, the energy that was originally uncontrollable was now under control.
After a brief inspection, Ku Rong immediately snapped back to reality and once again pressed his palms together and gave Lin Huang another deep bow. Although he did not say anything this time, Lin Huang understood the reason for his actions.
After returning a nod to Ku Rong, Lin Huang's gaze fell on Bai and Grimace.
Among the eleven of them, apart from Ku Rong, Bai and Grimace had the highest combat level. They were both at fourth-rank true god-level, whereas Lancelot, Charcoal, and the others were at third-rank true god-level.
The combat strengths of the eleven of them were only displayed during the moment they were summoned, and they sealed their own powers under Lin Huang's urging. It had been suppressed to virtual god-level rank-9.
Looking at the eleven summoning beasts that suddenly appeared in front of Lin Huang, the numerous Virtual Gods that were present were speechless...