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Forty Millenniums Of Cultivation - Chapter 107

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Chapter 107: Scarlet Calamity

Translator: Ash Editor: Geoffrey

Once again, a melodious female voice came from the broadcast array glyphs:

’’May I please have your attention. Ladies and gentlemen, just a moment ago, a ball lightning[1]

had struck the few coaches at the rear of the train. For your safety, coaches 12 to 15 will be

undergoing examination and repairs. Please follow the federation soldiers instructions and

evacuate to the coaches in the front. After the coaches have been completely examined and

repaired, you can return to your seats. Thank you for your cooperation.’’

Melodious music that was similar to the sounds of the stream flowing in the mountains was

then broadcasted from the broadcast array glyphs. ’’Ding ding dong dong.’’

The music seemed to carry some kind of spiritual power, one which may have put everyone at

ease, calming their minds. The passenger that were restless a moment ago had now become

completely calm as they blusteringly moved forward.

The defensive array glyphs of the crystal train had already been pushed to the limit, allowing

them to withstand any kind of damage from the lightning. Even if they were unable to resist,

the lightning could still go through the lightning conductor equipment, which would guide the

lightning to the ground. So how could it destroy the coaches?

After ten minutes that felt as long as a year, for the third time, the female voice was

broadcasted from the broadcast array glyphs; however, this time, the announcer seemed to be

rather tense. Her voice was astringent and sharp it seemed as if she was bogged down by

extreme fear.

’’Ladies and gentlemen, ball lightning has disrupted the propulsion array glyphs of Coach No.14.

We are currently trying to completely repair them. In the journey ahead, you may experience

some bumps, so please pay attention to your safety and try not to walk around in the aisle. Also,

please be careful of the heavy luggage on the luggage rack and avoid getting injured... In

addition, if there are any experienced magical equipment technician among the passengers,

please proceed to Coach No.14, I repeat, if there are any experienced magical equipment

technician, please proceed to the Coach No.14!’’

’’Something terrible has happened,’’ Li Yao thought.

To admit that the propulsion array glyphs of a coach had been disrupted by a ball lightning

would undoubtedly cause a certain degree of panic among the passengers. However, the truth

must have been a hundred times more frightening than the ball lightning, even to the point

that the army's magical equipment technician could not handle it, forcing them to seek help

from the passengers.

Li Yao, without any hesitation, proceeded to Coach No. 14.

The closer he proceeded towards the rear end of the train, the intenser the vibrations he felt.

The last few coaches, instead of having even a single passenger, was completely guarded by the

federation soldiers.

Several of the soldiers looked young; they seemed to have just enlisted and haven't yet been

tested. A majority of them were tightly gritting their teeth. One could even hear ’’cluck cluck’’

sounds coming from their molars.

The gate of Coach No.14 was shut closed. An officer with a pair of red eyes who seemed as if he

had been suffering from conjunctivitis was checking the identity of a young man.

On a closer look, Li Yao recognized the young man it was the low-level cultivator, ’’Jiang Tao’’,

who he had encountered in Waiting Room No. 8.

Straightening his back, Jiang Tao calmly said:

’’I am a third-year student of the Star Nebula University's Refining Department and am also a

3rd-level Refinement Stage cultivator. I have already passed 2nd step refiner registration

examination, and as long as I pass the 3rd step, I will become a certified refiner approved by the

federation. Repairing ordinary magical equipment is nothing to me!’’

’’Awesome, what about you?’’ The red-eyed officer turned to Li Yao.

Only then did Jiang Tao notice Li Yao, and obviously, he was stunned for a moment.

He was having a hard time understanding what someone from a backwater place was doing

here.

Li Yao honestly said:

’’I am a new student of the Grand Desolate War Institution's Refining Department. I was

traveling to the university to report, so I still don't have a rank; however, I can do some normal

maintenance work.’’

Jiang Tao slightly smiled as a trace a contempt flashed past his eyes.

He had already heard that the Grand Desolate War Institution's Refining Department was the

worst refining department in the ’’Nine Elite Universities’’. Today, he got to see that it truly

’’lived up to its name’’; a new student was actually a farmer from the countryside. It was a truly

interesting.

The red-eyed officer was a little disappointed as he let out an ’’Oh’’ and indifferently scanned Li

Yao's identity spirit mark.

When he discovered that Li Yao was actually receiving the ’’Class 1 Federation Disabled

Servicemen Treatment’’, his attitude instantly changed. Straightening his back, he could not

help but shout, ’’Awesome, we are short on staff. Quickly come!’’

The red-eyed man grabbed Li Yao's wrist and walked inside the coach.

Jiang Tao was, once again, stunned. He could not understand why the red-eyed officer was so

friendly towards Li Yao, who was just a new student of the Grand Desolate War Institution's

Refining Department, instead of him, who was a top student from the Star Nebula University's

Refining Department. He wanted to ask yet was too ashamed to ask. With a hesitant look on his

face, he could only follow behind Li Yao's ass.

Coach No.14 was very hot and suffocating, and there was a faint smell of blood lingering in the

air. Seven or eight gloomy federation soldiers were wiping the magical equipment. Some of the

relatively younger soldiers had pale complexions as their legs trembled, while several bearded

veterans were laughing next to them as they said some silly jokes to relieve the tension in the

atmosphere.

’’Shua!’’

The gate behind him was closed; only then was the gate in front opened. Immediately, a burst

of blood-curdling screams came over.

Li Yao and Jiang Tao were both scared to the point that their backs were drenched in cold sweat.

Summoning up their courage, they proceeded to Coach No.15.

Coach No.15 had been modified into a field hospital. All the chairs had been removed, and in its

place were soldiers with broken limbs lying on the floor. The wounds were irregular; it was as if

some wild animal had torn them up. Among them was a person with half a body that had

shriveled up, giving off an appearance as if his blood and bone marrow had been sucked dry in

an instant!

Next was the last armored battle coach.

The thin gate of the coach could not stop the sounds coming from the armored coach.

Blood-curdling screams, furious roars, sounds of explosion, and sounds of thunder were mixed

together to create a terribly frightening melody!

’’Wear the protective suit!’’

The red-eyed officer put two camouflage vests on the two. The front of the vest was inlaid with

a crystal-clear luminous pearl, inside of which were over a hundred bright and shining 8-

pointed star patterned spirit glyphs floating.

Li Yao pressed the start array glyph on the vest. ’’Weng!’’ A translucent light gold spiritual

energy shield spread around his body, closely protecting him within.

’’All good to go. I'm going to open the door!’’

The red-eyed man said with a grim look on his face as he clenched his teeth. He then violently

pulled open the giant door leading to the armored battle coach.

’’Pitter-patter!’’

A sudden, strong gust of wind and heavy rainfall made it hard for Li Yao to widely open his eyes.

The only thing he was able to hear were ear-piercing wails, which were so loud that not even

torrents of water rushing down a mountain could drown them out.

’’Come on, you swines! All of you, come! Let this father slaughter you!’’

’’Damn it! I'm out of crystal cells. Quickly bring me another box!’’

’’There's too many! This isn't just the outbreak of a Level 9 beast tide it is at least Level 7!

Quickly ask for reinforcements! We can't hold on any longer!’’

’’It's impossible! I'm trying, but since we are in the Thunderstorm Stone, it is very difficult to

contact the outside world!’’

Li Yao finally adapted to the oncoming wind and rain. Somehow widely opening his pair of eyes,

the scene presented before him was one of slaughter taking place in the depths of the

netherworld.

The armored battle coach looked as if it had been torn by a pair of invisible claws of some devil;

the entire roof had been pried open, and the several dozen centimeter thick armor of the battle

coach had been torn to shreds.

The floor was littered with corpses, the majority of which were federation soldiers dressed in

black battle uniforms. The rest were the sticky remains of some octopus-like demon beast. The

corpses of both the humans and the demon beasts were mixed together, and there were even

some federation soldiers who had bit the throat of the octopus-like demon beasts, causing both

sides to perish together.

A vast majority of the crystal railguns were falling over; they had been seriously damaged.

On the few remaining railguns sat federation soldiers, who seemed to have been lost in

madness as they blast spiritual energy towards the dark clouds without any regard for their

safety.

And in the dark clouds

As Li Yao raised his head to look, he sucked in a cold lump of air.

In the layer of clouds where lightning flashed and thunder rumbled, an enormous gap had been

opened, resembling a giant hole that was trying to engulf the world.

And the surrounding was distinct from the dark sky; this blood lotus-like, giant red hole gave

the impression of being an entrance to a bizarre demon world.

This was a breach in space, one which connected the Heaven Origin Sector and the Blood

Demon Sector.

Among the vast majority of the population, it also had another aggravating name

’’Wormhole!’’

Countless eight-tentacled demon beasts waved their tentacles, and as if they were swimming

in water, they ruthlessly scurried over to the crystal trains from the wormhole one after

another.

’’Chi! Chi!’’

A huge majority of the eight-armed demon beasts, when attacking the crystal train, would

burst into dazzling sparkles much like fireworks, electrocuting into masses of unbearably

stinky black charred remains one by one.

The defensive array of the crystal train had formed an airtight electric net in the air.

But a few of the especially powerful eight-tentacled demon beasts would forcibly endure the

electric shocks of the defensive arrays, breaking through the electric net and charging towards

the train.

Before they could recover from the dizziness due to the electric shock, they were torn to pieces

by the crossfire of the crystal railguns, turning them into bits of remains floating in the air.

In just a short moment, under the collective attacks from the defensive arrays and the crystal

railguns, hundreds of eight-tentacled demon beasts had been sent to the netherworld.

However, for every one that died, a hundred eight-tentacled demon beasts would rush out of

the wormhole in steady streams, shrieking ear-piercing screams, as wave after wave of new

demon beasts charged towards the crystal train!

’’It's a beast tide outbreak!’’

Li Yao's complexion became pale.

The beast tide outbreak was the most terrible scourge of the Heaven Origin Sector and was

second to none.

As many as a hundred thousand, a million, ten million, or even hundreds of millions of lowlevel

demon beasts would tear open the barrier of the Boundless Universe and invade the

Heaven Origin Sector through the wormhole, engulfing everything in sight.

Farms, cities, humans, animals, plants. Even the demon beasts native to the Heaven Origin

Sector could not escape this was the beast tide outbreak!

The lowest level ’’Level 9 Beast Tide Outbreak’’ could gather hundreds of thousands of low-level

demon beasts.

Even the weakest demon beasts, the ’’mouse demon’’ and the ’’insect demon’’, could pose a great

threat to cultivators so long as their numbers surpassed a certain point.

In the history of the federation, there was even an instance in which a Core Formation Stage

cultivator had been eaten alive, leaving only his skeleton behind, by a swarm of locust demon

beasts that had blotted out the sky and covered the land.

Before a beast tide outbreak, ordinary humans, even more so, had no room for escape.

Fortunately, the barrier between them and the Boundless Universe was not so easy to tear.

The vast majority of the Heaven Origin Sect was very solid; it was extremely difficult to tear,

thus the probability of the formation of a wormhole was minimal.

Only in the Demon Beast Wasteland, which happened to be between the Heaven Origin Sector

and the Blood Demon Sector and had many places that were extremely fragile, could wormholes

appear quite easily, allowing for demon beasts to invade.

This had brought about the endless suppression and killing situation of demon beasts in the

Wasteland. However, no matter how many demon beasts were beheaded, more powerful demon

beasts from the Blood Demon Sector would continue to invade in a steady stream.

With the Star Glory Federation's strength, besides being unable to enter the depths of the Blood

Demon Sector, all the demon beasts had been razed to the ground. The federation could only

create a large number of cities and military fortresses in the Demon Beast Wasteland, carefully

marching step by step as they used attrition warfare to suppress the areas with demon beast

activity.

In the past five hundred years, while dealing with the beast tide outbreaks, the federation army

and cultivators had accumulated plenty of experience. Under ordinary situations, if they

encountered a beast tide outbreak, as long as a distress signal had been sent, a large number of

reinforcements and battle-type cultivators would arrive in half an hour.

Unfortunately, this beast tide outbreak just happened to take place in the ’’Thunderstorm Zone’’,

where it was very difficult to send information.

Even now, the outside world had no idea that they had encountered a beast tide outbreak.

They were all alone!

TLN:

[1] - Ball Lightning - A lightning phenomena which may occur during a thunderstorm. For

further information, you can visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning.



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