He had not received the Celestial Jade that Speechless sent, so none of it made sense.

Shi Xiaobai hesitated for a moment, but he chose not to tell the matter regarding Speechless to the rest. Although he had met Speechless once, he could sense that Speechless was a righteous person. It was unlikely he would do such a thing.

Everyone hastened their footsteps and rushed to the perimeter of the Infernal domain. According to the Infernal guard’s report, more than ten thousand Celestial soldiers were invading the Infernal domain’s first line of defense. As for the Infernal army, they were already gathered and were in the midst of destroying the enemy.

The more than ten thousand Celestial soldiers was in fact not a very large number compared to the immense size of the Celestial domain. This was likely just the first wave to probe the Infernal domain, but it also implied that the war had already begun.

Although Shi Xiaobai was a fake Infernal King, he had seen with his own eyes the love and respect the Infernal citizens gave to the Infernal King in the afternoon. Their pure loyalty had touched him. Therefore, even though there was no need for him to shoulder the responsibility of the Infernal domain’s life and death, he planned on reinforcing the Infernal soldiers without any hesitation.

As for Sunless and company, they had seen the Infernal domain’s book collection, tinkered with the Infernal domain’s weapons, and eaten the Infernal domain’s delicacies. They felt somewhat indebted to it and in addition to Shi Xiaobai being the Infernal domain’s Infernal King, they were prepared to lend a helping hand.

There was no need to mention the silver-haired girl. Her blunder had caused the death of four succubi. She was filled with remorse so there was no reason for her to hesitate.

Everyone had grim expressions, but none of them felt very nervous. Although it was possible that the war had been incited, the war had only just begun. They believed that with their strength, the war would quickly come to an end the moment they joined.

But when they arrived at the battlefield, all of them were somewhat stunned.

The Infernal domain’s soldiers were embroiled in a massacre with the Celestial domain’s soldiers. There were sounds of weapons clashing and blades piercing into flesh. There were angry shouts and shrill screams that kept assaulting their auditory senses. The battlefield was covered with blood and corpses. As the soldiers trampled over the corpses, they became the next to be trampled.

It was beyond their wildest imaginations that a battle between tens of thousands of soldiers would be such a bloody horror!

The silver-haired girl could not help but turn her head away as she did not dare to look any further. Sunless lowered her head slightly as well as she did not wish to see such a bloody scene. The expressions of Shi Xiaobai and company turned solemn.

The soldiers on both sides of the battlefield were like two differently colored sand mixed together. In the chaotic battle, an area-of-effect attack would result in friendly fire. However, if they killed one after another, how long would it take to kill more than ten thousand soldiers?

Furthermore, the few of them may have killed demonic beasts or monsters, but they had never killed Celestial soldiers or humanoid creatures. There would be a strong resistance that came from their instincts.

The cruelties of war caused people to flinch and shrink back at the sight of it.

Killing in war was so heartless and without reason. There was no way to do it as if it was only right and natural.

But if nothing was done, the Infernal and Celestial soldiers would die constantly. Doing nothing was also a form of killing.

Immediately, the trial-takers fell into confusion.

Shi Xiaobai looked at everyone and whispered, “If we participate in the war, it might be possible to end the war quickly. But it will just increase the killing. This King does not wish for that to happen, and it is likely you share the same thoughts. Therefore, what we do is not killing, but to utterly smash the enemy’s morale and force them to flee.”

Liu Yu said in surprise, “How do we do it?”

Shi Xiaobai said a few simple words gently, “Destroy the leader and the army will collapse!”

When the rest heard him, their glazed eyes lit up. They turned to look and saw that on the other end of the battlefield, there was a Celestial officer riding a horse. He was protected by several Celestial soldiers. He was located right behind the Celestial army, so he was clearly the general of the ten-thousand-strong army.

At that moment, Liu Yu, who looked far into the distance for a moment, said, “That is one of the ten Divine Generals of the Celestial domain. This Penniless Priest had seen him in the information. If This Penniless Priest remembers correctly, he is the Divine General Centaur, who is ranked tenth among the ten Divine Generals.”

When Liu Yu said this, everyone took a careful look. They discovered that the Celestial domain’s officer was not riding a horse, but that his lower half was that of a horse!

Shi Xiaobai immediately said, “Stay here and wait. This King will go and kill it.”

If one wanted to kill the Celestial army’s Divine General that was located right at the back, one needed to traverse the entirety of the bloody and chaotic battlefield. One would also face the obstruction of layer after layer of Celestial soldiers. To Shi Xiaobai, who had once traversed a land filled with demonic beasts, it was nothing. However, for the rest who did not have particularly good movement techniques, the difficulty and risk was self-evident.

Therefore, Shi Xiaobai did not wish for the rest to take any risks with him.

However, the rest clearly would not let Shi Xiaobai take the risk alone. Sunless took a step forward and said softly, “I’m going too.”

Pulp Farmer and company also brandished their weapons to express their determination.

The most exaggerated one was the silver-haired girl. She suddenly walked behind Shi Xiaobai and wrapped her arms around his waist.

Shi Xiaobai turned his head in surprise. The rest were also extremely startled.

“What’s wrong?” Shi Xiaobai asked in surprise.

Did the silver-haired girl’s suddenly hug him boldly from behind to stop him from risking his life?

No, such an action did not make sense.

The silver-haired girl’s eyes were shimmering but she did not dare to look into Shi Xiaobai’s eyes. She gradually blushed but at the next moment, with a whoosh, a gigantic pair of crystalline wings appeared from her back!

The silver-haired girl could not speak, so she used her actions to reveal her intentions. She flapped her crystalline wings and flew up into the sky. Shi Xiaobai, who was hugged from the back, naturally flew up into the sky with her!

Only at that moment did Shi Xiaobai and company understand the silver-haired girl’s intentions. She was planning to carry Shi Xiaobai and fly across the chaotic battlefield!

Shi Xiaobai gaped and wanted to tell the silver-haired girl that there was no need to do so. With his Crab Steps, it was not difficult for him to traverse the battlefield. However, he did not say a word after hesitating for a moment.

It was because the watery eyes that kept dodging him were filled with determination and persistence.

She wanted to do something and she had to do something so as to make herself feel less remorseful.

The silver-haired girl hugged Shi Xiaobai tightly as she flew towards the vast sky.

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The silver-haired girl carried Shi Xiaobai with her a hundred meters into the sky before she headed for the other side of the battlefield. The Celestial soldiers that were embroiled in battle on the ground could only watch helplessly.

In the sky, the silver-haired girl’s arms were hugging Shi Xiaobai with increasing force. It was as though she was afraid that she would accidentally drop him.

Shi Xiaobai acutely noticed that the silver-haired girl was flying rather unstably and somewhat slowly. It was apparent that she was not accustomed to it.

“First time?”

Shi Xiaobai could not help but turn his head and ask.

His voice was nearly drowned by the strong winds high up in the air, but it still managed to reach the silver-haired girl’s ears.

The silver-haired girl’s face that was turning cold from the blowing wind immediately turned hot once again. She hesitated for a moment before nodding gently.

This was the first time she was carrying another person in flight. It was much more difficult than flying alone. It was not because Shi Xiaobai was heavy, but because he was too important.

She was afraid that if she made a mistake, she would cause Shi Xiaobai to plummet from a high altitude.

Due to the incident in the afternoon, she had accidentally cried out in pain due to not being able to hold back the pain of her broken tooth. It had caused four succubi to die and it also made her unable to trust herself.

Shi Xiaobai easily guessed at the silver-haired girl’s mental state. He could not help but sigh. He felt even more pity for the silver-haired girl’s kindness.

Shi Xiaobai said softly, “Relax, even if This King falls from here, This King will still be left unscathed.”

Shi Xiaobai was not joking. After consuming the Transcendence Holy Tree’s fruit, with his physical strength and psionic protection, it would definitely not be fatal if he fell from a few hundred meters. He might not necessarily escape unscathed, but the greatest injury he could get would be bone fractures.

But when the silver-haired girl heard Shi Xiaobai’s comforting, she immediately imagined the scene of Shi Xiaobai plummeting. She immediately tensed up as she hugged him even tighter, as though she wanted to merge Shi Xiaobai into her body.

Shi Xiaobai gave a helpless smile. He had wanted to ask about the matter of her suddenly having crystal wings because he had previously witnessed Speechless using similar crystal wings to cross the vast ravine back in the Silent Desolate Lands.

However, from the way the silver-haired girl’s arms were nervously trembling, he decided not to distract her.

The duo flew high in the air and nearly melted into the night. Soon, they passed the chaotic battlefield. Although the silver-haired girl flew rather clumsily, she had managed to successfully reach the destination. The spot they arrived was directly above the Divine General Centaur.

Shi Xiaobai said, “Fly to a height of hundred meters and let This King down.”

The silver-haired girl hurriedly shook her head. She didn’t dare to let Shi Xiaobai drop at a hundred meters.

Shi Xiaobai said helplessly, “Then make it fifty meters. Only by falling from the sky can This King end the battle in the fastest possible way.”

The silver-haired girl shook her head like a rattle. It was clear that she did not wish to let Shi Xiaobai take the risk of fifty meters.

“Thirty meters?”

The silver-haired girl shook her head.

“Twenty meters?”

The silver-haired girl still shook her head.

“Ten meters!?”

The silver-haired girl nearly turned dizzy from shaking her head.

Shi Xiaobai was rendered speechless as he suddenly reached out his hands to hold onto the silver-haired girl’s soft arms. With a hard pull, he opened the silver-haired girl’s arms.

Shi Xiaobai’s strength was clearly not one the silver-haired girl could match. Instantly, Shi Xiaobai had freed himself from her embrace.

The silver-haired girl was given a fright as she nearly screamed. But she quickly covered her mouth subconsciously as she stared with widened eyes at Shi Xiaobai while swooping quickly downwards.

They were at an altitude of two hundred meters. With Shi Xiaobai plummeting from such a height, the silver-haired girl’s heart was so nervous that it nearly jumped out of her chest. She tried her best to chase after the plummeting Shi Xiaobai.

But for some reason, Shi Xiaobai’s descending speed was many times faster than hers. There was no way for her to catch up!

Suddenly, the silver-haired girl saw a black and white sword appear in Shi Xiaobai’s hand. Golden bits of light appeared in the air as they gathered around Shi Xiaobai.

Shi Xiaobai lifted his sword high up with both hands and plummeted straight towards the ground. The golden light was gathered on the black and white sword as suddenly a gigantic golden sword phantom appeared!

A hundred meters!

Fifty meters!

Thirty meters!

Twenty meters!

Ten meters!

The phantom of the golden sword grew increasing corporeal. It was dazzling in the dark night and was even brighter than the stars and more beautiful than the moon!

The Celestial army on the ground clearly noticed the falling golden sword phantom. They hurriedly yelled and fled. Even the Divine General Centaur widened his eyes as he tried to flee!

However, Shi Xiaobai’s speed of descent was too fast. It was unbelievable!

The silver-haired girl noticed that despite using all her strength to descend, Shi Xiaobai had already landed on the ground when she was still a hundred meters in the air!

And accompanying him was the gigantic golden sword phantom!

The silver-haired girl swore that she would never forget this scene that would follow her for the rest of her life!

The gigantic golden sword phantom stabbed straight into the ground as countless specks of golden light dispersed and inundated the ground. It was like a large golden lotus that had bloomed on the ground!


An explosion boomed as all sound was drowned. Ears went momentarily deaf as the world seemed to plunge into a moment of silence.

And in that lonely silence, one could see a golden lotus emanate through the darkened ground from the sky. The resplendent light spread as the golden dots of light rose into the air like bubbles. They appeared like stars that were returning back to their rightful place in the sky.

And in the middle of the golden lotus stood a youth. It was as if he was enveloped in light but it also seemed like he was emitting the light.

All of that was an unforgettable beauty.

The silver-haired girl’s eyes gradually blurred but she could not bear blinking her eyes. She only wanted to deeply etch the scene into her mind.

But the beautiful picture for the silver-haired girl was a nightmarish scene for the Celestial soldiers. It was because their Divine General, Centaur, was pulverized by that strike. Even the flag that represented the Celestial domain was reduced to dust in the light.

“The Divine General is dead!”

“Heavens, what a terrifying strike. How can we fight that?”

“Run, quickly run!”

With the Divine General dead, the Celestial soldiers that were only a probing first wave immediately lost all morale as they ran away screaming.

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