The Magus Era - Chapter 481
Chapter 481: Yao Mountain
Passing by Ji Mountain City, Ji Hao took a hundred and twenty thousand Ji Mountain warriors and two million, seven hundred and twelve thousand clansmen with him.
The migratory troop grew much larger than before, with millions more large livestock and hundreds of thousands of large vehicles that fully contained all kinds of supplies added it. The troop swelled to an extreme extent, and Ji Hao lost his mood to enjoy cultivation. Instead, he had been running around the troop and handling all kinds of emergencies day and night.
The hard work lasted all the way. During the journey, Ji Hao's troop encountered around ten homeless migratory clans who didn't have their own territories. After communication, clansmen from these migratory clans, that numbered more than six hundred thousand in total, happily became Ji Hao's clansmen as well to be directly under Ji Hao's lead.
Two months after the troop left Pu Ban City, the totemic battle flag Po created for Ji Hao finally rose and fluttered in the air.
The totemic battle flag was over five-hundred meters squared, entirely flame-red and had raging flames coiling around it. In the middle of the flag was an outstanding three-legged gold crow, quietly floating with its pair of arms stretched. From its beaks, a flame stream was released, transforming into an ocean of fire surrounding the flag.
This totemic battle flag cost quite a lot precious materials of Po, especially those remaining bones of tens of ancient Gold Crows that Po collected in a deep and dangerous chasm back in the ancient and wild jungle of the Southern Wasteland. All those Gold Crow bones had been melted into the battle flag as well.
The quality of this battle flag could even be compared with a natural crafted holy weapon. It contained a nine-grid devil-burning fire lotus magic formation in it. Po had been rather generous to Ji Hao, this little brother of his, as the core of this nine-grid devil-burning fire lotus magic formation was a pre-world fire lotus, coordinating with nine pre-world powerful objects that had the nature of fire. With Ji Hao's current power, he could easily burn a Magus King into ashes with this flag. Until Ji Hao improved his power a bit further, with this battle flag and the fire lotus magic formation contained in it, he could resist attacks launched by even divine Magi.
The totem of three-legged Gold Crow painted on the flag seemed to be a true living being. As the battle flag flying forward along the troop, Mr. Crow had been excitedly hovering around the battle flag every single day. On the ground, nearly ten million people would raise their heads and look at this dazzlingly blazing totemic battle flag, and somehow, a bit of passion and devoutness was added to their hearts.
The cohesion of the migratory troop was improving day by day. Because of the appearance of this totemic battle flag, all people in the troop, including those warriors and clansmen Ji Hao bought with money, quickly started seeing that three-legged Gold Crow as their spiritual sustenance.
Mental outlooks of people in the troop had constantly been changing. Earlier, those people bought by Ji Hao were all inanimate and seemingly lifeless during the journey, which made them looked like a group of walking corpses. However, after Ji Hao showed this totem battle flag, the looks on these people' faces grew brighter each day. Every day, one could find the smiles on their faces turn bigger and brighter than the day before. After showering under the warm shine released from the battle flag for two months, one could hear loud and clear laughter let out by countless people in the migratory troop every single day, coming straight from their hearts. Everybody had become more energetic and spirited.
Shaosi ordered those patrolling warriors to move around the entire troop every day and continuously advertise about Ji Hao's background.
Ji Hao was born in Gold Crow Clan in Southern Wasteland, which was a 'powerful' clan that inherited the power of ancient three-legged Gold Crow. Ji Hao had made great contributions during the wartime and now was regarded highly by the human emperor. Ji Hao was close to Si Wen Ming and a batch of senior ministers and had many contacts in Pu Ban city. Ji Hao himself was a newly emerged talent of the Magi Palace and was regarded as important by many powerful senior Magi and elders of the Magi Palace...
Ji Hao had given his word that after the troop arrived at Yao Mountain, everyone would become a member of Gold Crow Clan. Since that moment, they would gather under the shine of the totem of Gold Crow, becoming people of one single clan. No matter which clan they were born in or which clan they used to work for, Ji Hao would treat them all equally without discrimination, treat them as his people, love them and protect them.
Shaosi also told those warriors to promise to those people on behalf of Ji Hao that after they arrived in Yao Mountain, Ji Hao would build the ancestral temple and altar, lighting up the holy fire to worship the ancestors' souls.
Ji Hao would teach his people the secret cultivation method possessed by the Gold Crow Clan, and give out his own spirit blood as the trigger, leading everyone in his new clan into the door of Gold Crow's power. After this, all those people would truly become clansmen who shared the same bloodline and inherited the Gold Crow power. They would love each other and share everything.
Shaosi's advertisement had overturned the mental outlook of the entire troop. Under the lead of the Gold Crow battle flag, the distance traveled by the troop daily was now hundreds of miles longer than before.
To this, Ji Hao could only gasp in surprise.
He had never thought that a totemic battle flag could bring such a big hope to all these people.
More surprisingly, Shaosi was actually so good at dealing with domestic affairs. During this long journey, Ji Hao could manage such a giant migratory troop so well all thanks to Shaosi's help, completely ordered and without any disturbance.
The Gold Crow battle flag had also delivered some additional benefits. Each day, as long as Ji Hao activated the fire lotus magic formation contained in the flag, the immensely great fire would light up the entire space. Consequently, rain clouds in the air wouldn't be able to stand the great heat and would soon disappear.
It was constantly raining and was tough for the migratory troop to keep moving. But under the warm light of the Gold Crow battle flag, no rain clouds could linger upon the troop anymore. Thus, the moving speed of the migratory troop grew greater and greater.
Things had been going like this for a big half a year. Ji Hao's troop reached to a hundred-mile wide river.
A few Magi Palace's Magi, who were responsible for escorting the troop, built a wooden bridge over the river, through which, the migratory troop crossed the river slowly. After resting on the other side of the river for three days, the troop moved across three-hundred miles in radius highland, as a boundlessly broad plain covered in faint drifting mist appeared in front of them.
A few rivers wriggled across the plain. Standing on a five-hundred meter tall hill, one could see numerous glistening lakes decorating the boundless plain like sparkling pearls.
The ground suddenly began shaking, and followed by the deep buzzing noise that came from underground, large groups of curly-hole buffalo rushed across while snorting shrilly. The formidable arrays of wild black buffalos numbered tens of millions. Following a leader, these sturdy large buffalos swept across the land like a massive dark cloud.
In the surrounding areas of this dashing group of buffalos, countless gazelles, wild horses, donkeys, wolves, elephants, tigers and serpents, all kinds of wild animals were startled. Among big numbers of wild animals, some rushed up to attack, some fled away, and some headed far away towards lakesides where there was plenty of water and lush grass for a banquet.
’’My good ancestors' souls!’’ Countless people in Ji Hao's migratory troop gasped seeing this fertile plain with their eyes and knelt down, unable to control their tears from gushing out.
So many wild animals! This piece of land, only this area that their eyes could reach, was able to raise tens, hundreds of millions of wild animals. What a fertile land! It was not hard to imagine how many people this piece of land could raise, maybe millions upon millions. This piece of land could definitely support a top-grade clan for development.
From the surfaces of lakes afar, large groups of different colored waterfowls flew up. Among these different sized waterfowls, some were big, even reaching nearly a hundred meter size while some were only about the size of a fist. These birds surged up from the surfaces of lakes like dark storms, piercing into the sky while screaming loudly.
Thick water columns swooshed up from the surfaces of lakes, within which large fishes could be seen. Fishes zipping around inside the water formed a beautiful scene with birds in the sky and animals on the ground.
An assistant sent by Emperor Shun rushed over while gasping quickly. He flicked his hands and spread a magic sandbox, quickly covering an area around ten meters in radius.
’’Lord Earl Yao, this is Yao Mountain! From where we are standing on, a million miles to the east and west, nine-hundred and eighty thousand miles to the north and south, the whole area is your territory!’’