Edited by: VindiFan#1 & Arya
“You take the left! I’ll go right!” Gu Qing Shan quickly split the roles.
“Ok!” Zhang Fang loudly replied.
He’s also a Xiao Qi Chaplain, furthermore, he was at Foundation Establishment perfect peak, as soon as he started using his spear Secret Arts, the pressure on Gu Qing Shan decreased by half.
At this time, from outside the encirclement, layers upon layers of ice started to sprout from the ground, freezing the innumerable demons in place, immobilizing them.
“I can keep hold of them for 5 breaths, go wild!” Bai Hai Dong’s voice was heard.
Both Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Fang’s eyes lit up and they started using their strongest hidden moves.
Secret Art, Water Flow Severance.
Secret Art, Dragon Leaving Mountain.
A sword and one spear turned into life-harvesting gods of death, crushing the horde of demons into paste.
Like a meat grinder, the two of them circled the group of female cultivators once, clearing out all the demons nearby.
Rushing at full speed, they only concentrated on killing the demons, so when their attacks collided with each other, it let out a dull “BANG!” sound.
Luckily their armors were tough, not to mention it contained miniature formations to lessen the force on impact, so they got out unscathed.
“We can go again” Gu Qing Shan said as he glanced at the horde of demons still frozen in a white sheet of ice.
“Then let’s go” Zhang Fang held his spear tightly.
“Go!” Gu Qing Shan shouted, the Earth sword held high in his hand.
They changed places, once again using their full power.
Secret Art, Crescent Slash!
Secret Art, Dragon Tail Swing!
A crescent moon and a thrashing dragon suddenly entered amidst the demons, quickly killed off the demons within a few meters’ radius before returning to their positions.
“Very good spear techniques” Gu Qing Shan said.
“Your sword is the same” Zhang Fang laughed loudly.
The two of them took the left and right wings to protect the female cultivators, ensuring that there weren’t any more demons alive in the immediate vicinity.
The rest of the demons that were afar saw that things weren’t going well, so they scattered and ran.
It was now that Li Chu Chen arrived, they only gave chase a bit more before regrouping.
They went in front of the monk’s corpse.
Sighing heavily with regret, Gu Qing Shan gave him a burial.
After that, everyone sat down and began to rest.
“The wounds on you guys aren’t light, why aren’t you using healing pills for recovery?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“We’ve used it all on the way” the female cultivators replied.
Gu Qing Shan then took out his own pills and gave them to the female cultivators.
He said: “You should recover first. Li Chu Chen, Bai Hai Dong, you two are on look-out. Zhang Fang and I need to meditate a bit”
The 3 male cultivators answered.
Everyone exchanged looks.
Zhang Fang was still fine, since he was a bit slower he didn’t receive many wounds. But Gu Qing Shan’s armor was full of scratch marks by various demons, his shoulder pads were already cracked and broken, revealing a bloodied muscular shoulder.
Glancing a bit, the surrounding was littered with demon corpse pieces and blood, yet not a speck of it could enter within 5 steps of the female cultivators.
They immediately realized.
———-this guy’s sword cultivation was extremely scary, no wonder he’s a Xiao Qi Chaplain at such a young age.
After hesitating for a bit, Gu Qing Shan decided not to send out a communication talisman to Ning Yue Xi.
First of all, the female cultivators here are already safe, second, Ning Yue Xi might be in the middle of some kind of mission, if she was distracted and unable to get away from it, it might affect her performance.
Half an hour later.
The female cultivators’ wounds have closed up.
Gu Qing Shan asked: “Why are you all here?”
Liu Qing Yan was the one with the lightest wound, saying: “We escaped from Water Valley Camp and were pursued all the way here”
Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Fang were both surprised.
Zhang Fang asked: “What happened with Water Valley Camp?”
Liu Qing Yan’s face showed fear as she spoke: “The demons all went into a frenzy and attacked the camp without minding their lives. We really couldn’t go on”
Zhang Fang’s cold eyes softened as he looked at Liu Qing Yan, saying: “Don’t be scared, we’re here now”
Liu Qing Yan could feel his good will, lifting her head to see he was wearing a Xiao Qi Chaplain armor set, feeling a bit more relieved.
It is very hard to make a contribution in the army, all the girls here were only soldiers, the fact that he was a Xiao Qi Chaplain means he must have been through many bloody battles, an actual capable person.
Liu Qing Yan nodded in gratitude.
Seeing her reaction, Zhang Fang smiled.
Gu Qing Shan contemplated for a bit, then suddenly asked: “When they attacked the camp, what did the strongest demons look like?”
Liu Qing Yan recalled for a bit, then said: “There were too many demons and I was frightened, so I didn’t notice any that was exceptionally strong”
“How did the camp fall?” Gu Qing Shan asked again.
“The defensive formations we had suddenly lost power one by one, after that even the attacking formation went haywire”
“Without the support of formations, the demons only needed a slight push to break through the camp”
Gu Qing Shan listened and thought some more.
In a large-scale war, formations have always been the strongest means of defense that humanity had.
If they can’t break the formations, demons cannot go into melee with cultivators and become living meat targets.
Because of that, demons have thought of hundreds and thousands of ways ever since the first few days of the war to sabotage humanity’s formations.
So he can’t pin-point exactly which method they used this time.
All things said, Gu Qing Shan isn’t a formation user, even as a returner from the future, he can’t just guess wildly without clues.
He has to see the formation plates at the camp to make an educated guess.
After thinking for a bit, Gu Qing Shan tapped his Inventory Bag and took out the Decree Arrow.
He infused it with his spirit energy
A high-pitched screech was heard as a green light flew straight upwards, visible from far away.
A few minutes later, a Daoist came riding his spirit beast.
The spirit pressure he emitted felt solid, making the wounded female cultivators unable to resist and quickly kneeled.
After noticing that, the Daoist retracted his spirit pressure.
“You only get a single Decree Arrow, unless it’s a dire situation, you definitely cannot use it without reason, don’t you know that?” the Daoist questioned strictly.
Gu Qing Shan then told him of the situation, while the female cultivators backed him up.
The Daoist’s expression dimmed.
“Take out your badges, I’ll take a look at it first” he ordered.
They all took and threw their badges floating in the air.
The Daoist first looked at the female cultivators’ badges.
A badge can record the amount of demons their owner has killed, but only high-ranked human cultivators can check it.
“Hm, you are Heaven’s Limit sect’s disciples, indeed, you’ve killed quite a few demons on the way” the Daoist’s expression loosened.
Then he looked at Gu Qing Shan’s group’s badges, then glared strictly at Li Chu Chen.
Li Chu Chen lowered his head, both legs shaking.
Returning the badges to them, he said: “The two Xiao Qi Chaplains reacted in time to save your allies, 5 Merit each. Bai Hai Dong 1 Merit”
The three of them were glad.
Military Merit is the most practical kind of reward.
The Daoist ordered: “Very well, all of you move out to the South, there’s a General stationed at the camp. You’ll be temporarily stationed there until further orders”
The Daoist nodded and flew towards the Water Valley Camp.
“What realm is he? Could you tell?” Zhang Fang asked.
“He’s too far away from us so I can’t make an accurate read, I think he’s probably an Ascended” Gu Qing Shan thought and replied.
“Let’s go” Zhang Fang sighed, “first we need to reach the camp for the female cultivator group to rest”
“Right, let’s go immediately”
Even when saying so, Gu Qing Shan’s expression was a bit uneasy.