Fury Towards The Burning Heaven - Chapter 1229
Chapter 1229: Human Race Alliance
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The Sword Thearch’s cold eyes darted around. Suddenly, he stood up as well and shouted, “Wu Shang, you cannot back away! If you do, the human race will perish for sure. You must be the leader of this alliance. Are you afraid that people will not take your orders? Are you afraid that people will not submit to you? This is easy to settle; if we really form the Human Race Alliance, I will get rid of whoever disobeys you!”
The Beast Thearch shouted in agreement. “That’s right, Wu Shang! If you become the leader and if someone disobeys you, I will kill their entire family!”
Tang Shenji looked at the enraged Sword Thearch and Beast Thearch. He could not help but feel that something was amiss. Both of these people were stepping up to protect Wu Shang? A commanding team was formed for the previous alliance army. This time, they were asking the North Thearch Wu Shang to become the only leader? They even wanted everyone to take his orders? Were both of these people prepared to help the North Thearch build his kingdom and take over the world?
They were here this time to discuss the alliance. Tang Shenji had thought that it would be similar to the previous time. He thought that the clan heads of the super prestigious families would form a commanding team, and everyone would discuss and vote on any decision.
However, according to the way things were developing now—once Wu Shang became the leader, everyone in the alliance army would have to take his orders. He would then become the only Thearch Emperor at the very top. Whoever dared to disobey him would die at the hands of the Sword Thearch and Beast Thearch. Wouldn’t Wu Shang effectively be the Thearch Emperor of the entire human race then?
Tang Shenji, along with the clan heads of a few ancient family clans and sect patriarchs of the concealed great sects, was not stupid. They quickly figured out this hidden plan. However, given the Sword Thearch and Beast Thearch’s current looks—as well as the way things developed so far, no one dared to speak up. They did not want to risk angering the Beast Thearch, provoking him to kill them.
The North Thearch’s expression remained calm. He shook his head somberly. “No, I am Jiang Yi’s arch-enemy. If I become the leader of the alliance, there will be no turning back. Brother Shenji, why don’t you become the leader? Then, you can talk to Jiang Yi. Everyone can get along calmly…”
Swish! Swish! Swish!
Countless heads turned to look at Tang Shenji, causing him to jump back in shock. These gazes were not friendly. Instead, they were filled with killing intent. Wu Shang was obviously trying to send out a hidden message. It was almost as if he was hinting that Tang Shenji was somehow related to Jiang Yi. He kept stepping out to defend Jiang Yi, and he was not on the same page as everyone else. It almost seemed to everyone as if he would likely disobey the North Thearch’s orders.
Tang Shenji looked at the Beast Thearch’s fierce gaze and felt his head begin to hurt. How the hell would he become the leader? Who would listen to him? If the time came to die, the Tang Clan’s people would likely be pushed to the front lines. They would stand to benefit nothing, and they would only be blamed for everything.
All he could do was smile bitterly and respond, “Wu Shang, you think too highly of me. In terms of skills, vision, and strategy; you are better than me in everything. If I become the leader, I will do a much worse job than you would.”
The North Thearch fell silent for several seconds and then turned to the Mo Clan Head. “Lao Mo, why not you lead everyone? I will listen to your orders for sure. I’ve fought my entire life. I am really tired.”
“No way, no way!”
The Mo Clan Head quickly got to his feet and objected. “Wu Shang, stop pushing this any further. If you don’t act as the leader, no one will be happy.”
At that moment, a warm and soothing voice spoke up. From afar, they saw a beautiful war chariot flying toward them. There were seven-colored lights below the chariot as well. It looked almost as if the war chariot was riding a rainbow. Inside sat a woman so beautiful that she caused every man to swoon. On either side of the chariot were ten Demigods protecting it as well. From that distance, it looked like a goddess was descending from the Nine Heavens.
Countless people, including Tang Shenji, got to their feet. If not for Xing Mengwan, the human army would have been defeated in the earlier battle. This time, the Heaven Nether Sect failed to turn up for the meeting, causing many people to think that they were washing their hands off this matter. They did not think that Xing Mengwan would turn up at such a crucial time.
Xing Mengwan was the most beautiful woman in the entire world, and yet no one saw her as just a beautiful woman. Many people saw for themselves how her nine-star aura was displayed in all her strange battle formations. In other words, if Xing Mengwan were to act, she would be able to kill anyone she wanted to apart from the North Thearch.
“Greetings to Lady Mengwan.”
Many young masters of various clans bowed down, their eyes burning with passion. They loved, respected, and admired this goddess to the extreme. Zi Fengtian and company just wished they could swallow this woman whole.
Xing Mengwan’s war chariot slowly came to a halt. She flew out of the chariot, and it disappeared at once. She nodded to the crowd respectfully and courteously before turning to the North Thearch. “North Thearch, if you are not the leader, I will be the first to object! The human race is in big trouble this time. There is a calamity approaching. According to the Heaven Nether Sect’s rules, we cannot go out to battle. However, my father was extremely compassionate. He saw himself as one of the humans as well. He could not sit back and do nothing. Thus, he brought Mengwan into this world to help the North Thearch fight his enemies and protect the human race. Please, North Thearch, don’t turn the position down. Lead us in fighting the demons!”
“Lady Mengwan has given her respected opinion!”
“Lady Mengwan is a hero of the human race, a goddess sent from the Nine Heavens. With Lady Mengwan on our side, what can’t we achieve?”
“That’s right. Jiang Yi and Ao Lu may be powerful, but as long as we work together, we will defeat them for sure. Justice will always prevail over evil.”
“North Thearch, please stop pushing this responsibility away. We are all waiting for you to be our leader. We will listen to your orders.”
“That’s right, North Thearch, please help us to stand in the face of this calamity. Nobody will dare to disobey you. We will take your requests as orders.”
Xing Mengwan’s words ignited the crowd, causing countless Clan Heads to voice their agreement.
The Sword Thearch, Beast Thearch, and Xing Mengwan were all willing to take the North Thearch’s orders. Did their small sects still have a right to object? What’s more, if such a powerful man like the North Thearch did not lead the alliance army, who would? If the North Thearch sat back, the human race would really be finished.
Tang Shenji and the other sect patriarchs of the concealed great sects exchanged looks, remaining silent. In such a circumstance, none of them dared to step up anymore. They could either choose not to join the alliance or submit to the North Thearch as their leader.
The North Thearch’s expression looked conflicted. He pondered in silence for a long time before he raised both his hands to keep the crowd from making any more noise. “I can become the leader, but the human race is facing an extreme danger now. I need everyone to listen to my orders. Only then will we be able to overcome this. If anyone still has second thoughts about working together with Jiang Yi or about running away, you will only distract the army. Then, we will lose the battle for sure! Let’s be candid here: if something like that happens, we will deal with it according to the rules. Anyone involved will be killed without negotiation!”
The Sword Thearch nodded and continued, “Let that be so!”
The Beast Thearch glared at the crowd. “If we find out that anyone is working together with Jiang Yi and communicating with the demons, he and his entire family will perish.”
Many clan heads of the great family clans shouted out in agreement. Once again, the North Thearch waved his hand. “Of course, I cannot be the only one calling the shots. There is a limit to human power. We need a group to decide in order to remain strong. That’s why if I become the leader, we need four assistant leaders who will take part in the planning and strategizing. If there is anything we cannot decide on, five of us will vote on the matter.
“Only this way will we be able to win this battle. The alliance army will not be at risk of falling due to the leader’s one moment of folly. I suggest that we have four assistant leaders: the Sword Thearch, Beast Thearch, Lady Mengwan, and Brother Shenji. Does anyone have any objections?”
Tang Shenji laughed bitterly. There were five voters in total? What right would he—as an assistant leader—have to speak?
The Sword Thearch and Beast Thearch, for some reason, really wanted the North Thearch to become the leader. Xing Mengwan, too, seemed to be in cahoots with the North Thearch. Of course, his vote would have no meaning. The North Thearch already obviously called the shots and still wanted to act impartial.
Under such circumstances, no one dared to raise any objections. No family clan dared to opt out of joining the alliance army as well. They were afraid that they would come across as being in cahoots with Jiang Yi. If that were so, they would not be able to clear their own name and might not even walk out of North Thearch City alive.
After a round of discussions, the Human Race Alliance Army was formed one again. The North Thearch was the leader; he called the shots, and no one dared to defy him!