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As he observed the Sun Moon Empire’s military base, he also unleashed his Spiritual Detection Sharing. Wei Na only felt that everything in front of her had brightened, and the pitch-black night sky had all of a sudden become clear. The image in front of her was quickly enlarged.
Her body shook slightly from the astonishment. This is a godly skill! At least, it is during surveillance. If our empire had such a talented soul master, we wouldn’t have been defeated so badly.
The Heavenly Soul Empire had finally realized the importance of surveillance after paying the price of losing two-thirds of its land following the appearance of a new generation of soul tools.
In terms of fighting strength, the Heavenly Soul Empire wasn’t so inferior to the Sun Moon Empire that they were invaded and battered so easily. Apart from soul tools, the Heavenly Soul Empire also lacked greatly in their surveillance abilities. From the start until the end, the Heavenly Soul Empire was the passive one, and didn’t even know when the enemy would appear, or how much strength they possessed. This was why they had lost so badly.
Just as Wei Na was in shock, Huo Yuhao had already carefully observed the setup of the Sun Moon Empire’s base.
He had fought the Sun Moon Empire’s armies quite a number of times. As a result, he could roughly tell what their setup was.
Very soon, his expression turned grim, and he was stunned.
If he had to describe their base, he would describe it as impenetrable.
The entire base was shaped like a long snake. However, it wasn’t completely horizontal. Rather, it was built in such a way that it fit the geographical structure of the land. More importantly, Huo Yuhao discovered five soul formations in the base. Each of these soul formations could only be built by an entire soul engineer legion.
This meant that the Sun Moon Empire had five soul engineer legions here. Not to even mention the number of soul engineer legions in the Hand that Protects the Nation there were here, five soul engineer legions were already sufficient to ensure that they were well-protected. If a full-blown conflict happened here, they would be extremely destructive. The Sun Moon Empire hadn’t gotten to starting one yet, probably because they had been greatly drained in their previous fights, and needed time to recuperate and regroup.
What Huo Yuhao saw was also seen by Princess Wei Na. She had some understanding of the Sun Moon Empire’s army. Through this surveillance, she also got a clearer look at things that she wasn’t aware of before.
Huo Yuhao sighed slightly and said, “Five soul formations. Even an Ultimate Douluo would find it difficult to breach their base. Your Highness, how many soul engineer legions from the Hand that Protects the Nation are here?”
Wei Na replied, “Two. One is the Imperial Dragon Soul Engineer Legion, and the other is the Terrorclaw Soul Engineer Legion.”
Huo Yuhao’s heart sank once again. Among the five soul engineer legions in the Hand that Protects the Nation, the strongest was undoubtedly the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineer Legion. The remaining four beast lord-ranked soul engineer legions had differences in their abilities. Among them, the strongest was the Imperial Dragon Soul Engineer Legion, followed by the Terrorclaw Soul Engineer Legion and the Phoenix Soul Engineer Legion. The weakest was the Evil Tyrant Soul Engineer Legion.
The Imperial Dragon Soul Engineer Legion and Terrorclaw Soul Engineer Legion were both here. This represented more than half the strength of the four beast lord-ranked soul engineer legions. No wonder the Heavenly Soul Empire found things so difficult here.
“Alright, this is all we can see from such an altitude. We have to return.” Huo Yuhao said to Wei Na.
In fact, if he were the only one, he would carry out a series of surveillance passes. He might even go lower, or use his Spiritual Detection. However, he couldn’t do that with Princess Wei Na around. He had to ensure her safety.
At this moment, Huo Yuhao felt an omen. This omen didn’t come from his Spiritual Detection or soul power undulations. It came from his Three-Eyed Golden Lion skull. It was the warning given to him by his power of destiny.
He subconsciously looked down, and discovered that one of the soul formations below was shining with red light.
“Sh*t!” Huo Yuhao shouted. Following this, he grabbed Wei Na’s flying-type soul tool with both his hands and spun around in the sky, flinging her away with all his strength.
By the time she reacted, her body was already flung like a cannon shell. Huo Yuhao quickly rose into the sky.
By tossing her away, Huo Yuhao had already wasted some valuable time that he could have used to flee. It would be very difficult to avoid the enemy’s attack now. He could only rise further into the sky. The higher the altitude, the weaker soul power was. Furthermore, Huo Yuhao even used his Instant Teleportation to go higher up.
Just as he finished this, a beam of red light shot into the sky. It grazed through four thousand meters of sky and engulfed Huo Yuhao.
This beam of red light was more than a hundred meters wide. Although it only flashed once before disappearing, its aura was overwhelming, and made it seemed as if the entire sky had been pierced.
When Wei Na saw the red light sweeping past from the distance before Huo Yuhao was engulfed by it, she opened her mouth in shock, and was completely stunned in place. At an altitude of four thousand meters without Huo Yuhao’s help, she only barely managed to keep herself up in the sky.
Before she reacted even further, Huo Yuhao’s voice suddenly sounded in her head. “What are you waiting for? Why aren’t you leaving?”
Following this, a black figure flashed past and grabbed her. As Huo Yuhao unleashed his Imitation once again, he quickly fled into the distance at his quickest possible speed.
Fortunately, that red light only struck once before it eventually dimmed and disappeared.
“Yuhao, are you fine?” Princess Wei Na only reacted now. Although she didn’t know what that red light was, she at least knew that it wasn’t fireworks. How strong did it have to be if it could travel four thousand meters into the sky? If not for Huo Yuhao, she would have been dead by now.
What Wei Na didn’t see was that pitch-black scales were slowly fading away on Huo Yuhao’s body, while his clothes had already been torn apart.
Huo Yuhao only truly knew how terrifying that strike was after experiencing it.
Furthermore, he knew exactly where it came from.
It had come from linked offensive soul tools. It had to be!
Right now, Huo Yuhao was completely astonished. That red light was high-energy and high-heat. The instantaneous surge of temperature sparked by that red light even melted his Ice Emperor Armor. Huo Yuhao had even unleashed a Class 6 Invincible Barrier, but it was vaporized too. Eventually, he had used Di Tian’s reverse scale to protect his body. However, his clothes weren’t that fortunate.
Huo Yuhao clearly knew that he would have been critically hurt even if he didn’t die, if not for Di Tian’s strength.
It was pertinent to note that the red light only struck him after travelling four thousand meters up into the sky! If it was closer, it would have been even more terrifying.
Fortunately, the same attack didn’t come again. The Sun Moon Empire’s base also appeared to be very peaceful.
Huo Yuhao brought Princess Wei Na all the way until they were above Heaven Dou City before they landed. When Princess Wei Na could control her own flying again, Huo Yuhao retrieved a new set of clothes to wear.
That was a real scare! Huo Yuhao’s hair was still standing on end.
When the two of them landed, Huo Yuhao saw that Princess Wei Na was very pale. He wasn’t faring much better either.
Although she was still scared out of her wits, Princess Wei Na couldn’t help but ask, “Yuhao, what was that attack earlier? How did the Sun Moon Empire discover us and lock onto our position?” Understanding the Sun Moon Empire’s setup was very important to the Heavenly Soul Empire.
Huo Yuhao replied, “If I’m not wrong, that attack should have come from linked offensive soul tools. This means that one of the soul engineer legions locked onto us, and a linked attack was fired from their soul formation. Although it was weakened as it progressed through the air, it was still very strong.”
“I’m not sure how they locked onto us. However, it had to be through a surveillance soul tool. It seems like the Sun Moon Empire has made new progress in terms of ground-based surveillance soul tools. They’re actually able to see four thousand meters into the air.”
After hearing his words, Princess Wei Na couldn’t help but turn gloomy. Originally, the gap between the Heavenly Soul Empire and Sun Moon Empire was already very great. If this gap was widened further, wouldn’t that signify destruction for the Heavenly Soul Empire?
Huo Yuhao tried to comfort her upon seeing her expression. “Your Highness, don’t be too worried. If I’m not wrong, the Sun Moon Empire’s ground-based surveillance soul tools can’t produce a wide effect even if they detect up to a further distance. They can’t sweep the sky. We must have triggered one of their ground-based surveillance soul tools accidentally. Otherwise, the attacks should have come in waves. We weren’t attacked after the first strike. They must have lost track of us.”
Wei Na laughed bitterly, “You don’t have to comfort me. I know the difference between us and the Sun Moon Empire. I’m sorry I dragged you down. If not for me, you wouldn’t have been hit by that beam of light.” She was smart. She clearly knew what had happened earlier. If Huo Yuhao hadn’t bothered with her and just fled, he would have been able to escape the attack.
Huo Yuhao smiled and said, “We’re allies. Let’s not talk about this anymore. However, I’m afraid they’ll tighten their defenses after this incident. I’m afraid I can’t bring you along the next time.”
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