The army moved forward, along with a large group of barbarians, who left their long-lived place. When we passed Ba Huang City, Angela had led a cavalry regiment to convey their greetings. In fact, the main reason for their greetings was out of caution. After all, if they launched an attack, the horde of barbarians could flatten the city in a turn of a hand.
Across Mount Zi Wu, entering the territory of Tian Ling City, no legion got in the way, and no nobles came to convey any greetings. Presumably, the aristocrats of Tian Ling City were still indulging in a hedonistic lifestyle, not caring about the Royal Army. This time, however, I was wrong.
When the Royal Army passed through Tian Ling City, we discovered that a group of NPC soldiers was covered with white clothes on their arms. And when the Royal Army Cavalrymen approached the city, a group of the Winds of Battle cavalry led by Princess Pearl surrounded us. Pearl’s face was pale, but it changed to a comforting expression when she saw me. But tears poured down her cheeks. Rolling over and getting off the horse, she wailed, “Li Xiao Yao, Father has died…”
I also slid off my horse, “King Rob was in good health a few days ago, wasn’t he?.”
Pearl wept, “Father always had a poor condition. He finally died from a serious illness half a month ago. The second emperor’s brother… he has been enthroned as the emperor half a month ago. Come to the palace to look for me as soon as you arrange the matter of the Royal Army and the barbarians. The second emperor’s brother has summoned you to worship him three times, and you never appeared in court. I am afraid he will vent his anger on you.”
While leading the Royal Army to move on, I was feeling disturbed. Owen’s enthronization was definitely not a good thing for me.
Soon after, we entered the Royal Army’s camp area. The tents and other assortments were scattered everywhere, but I did not stop and had the Barbarian tribe of 150,000 to march towards the southern part of Tian Ling City. Through the Moon Blade Forest, there was a plantation ahead with a huge basin in the middle. There was speculation that this basin was formed due to the collision of stars, otherwise, such a vast basin cannot be formed naturally.
The basin was rich in resources and wild grass. Large and small animals walked through the woodland. On the exposed land, there were fiery red crystals. These hard crystals was called Fire Crystal, where the name of the Fire Crystal Basin came from. In the basin, a lot of the surrounding woods had been cut down to build wooden houses and a lot of the wastelands had been reclaimed for farming. During the past month when I had not been there, plenty of fields had been sown, and some seeds had even begun to sprout.
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There was also a battle camp for the Royal Army in the Fire Crystal Basin, and a group of the Blade Shield Camp barbarian warriors came out of the camp. A secretary type official came with a notebook, and respectfully said, “Commander, according to the Empire’s regulations, these barbarians need to be registered first.”
I nodded, “But many of these barbarians don’t even have names.”
The secretary type official smiled, “It doesn’t matter, we can name them now.”
Han Yuan, Xiao Li, and others were responsible for arranging accommodations. After a while, they had arranged nearly half of the 150,000 barbarians to live in wooden houses. And the others temporarily set up simple tents, waiting for the more wooden houses to be built. In addition, Han Yuan quickly set up recruitment stations around and conscripted more than ten thousand young barbarians. Although the lifespan of these barbarians was short, they had an advantage with having a long youthful period. Among these 150,000 barbarians, excluding the females, the elderly and the young, there were at least 50,000 eligible soldiers. It wasn’t an urgent matter to enlist them for the army now, and we could take the recruitment process slow after these barbarians built up their homes here.
Long Xing and Xia Ye were responsible for the division of the land. On the other hand, they invited some farmers and craftsmen from Tian Ling City to teach these barbarians cultivation, casting, woodworking, netting, fishing, etc.. The War God River was located at the south of the Fire Crystal Basin, so it was a good way for barbarians to earn their living by fishing there. With their inborn great strength, the patient barbarians could take on as fishermen and then the diets in the camp would also improve.
Having been busy till evening in the game, Han Yuan had already registered 20,000barbarian soldiers, half of them being shield bearers and the others as spearmen. These spearmen were equipped with special spears that could withstand greater impact but didn’t break off. Plus with the great strength of these barbarians, these spearmen could even bring down the cavalry on the galloping battle horses. Such spearmen would be a type of soldiers all troops envied.
As the night fell, a messenger rushed here and said, “Li Xiao Yao, the commander of the Royal Army, present yourself before His Majesty.”
My heart sank, “It finally came, Emperor Owen’s personal summon.”
After I mounted my Divine Dragon Horse, it gave out a long whine and swung its majestic head, following the messenger toward Tian Ling City. The messenger looked at my mount with full astonishment in his eyes.
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