Half a month ago, the Great Wu army gathered at the border had invaded the Great Zhou under the orders of King Wu.
The military power of the Great Wu Empire was incredibly fierce. Although the Great Zhou was well prepared, the army was soon crushed because of the huge difference in strength between them.
And Zhou Qing, after determining the strength of both sides, did not recklessly squander the power of the Great Zhou, but chose to avoid the military of the Great Wu and gathered the strength of the whole Empire on Broken Dragon City.
Broken Dragon City was the last barrier of the Great Zhou.
Evidently, Zhou Qing intended to concentrate all the strength, and with the help of the terrain of Broken Dragon City, fight the last battle with the Great Wu.
Outside Broken Dragon City was a large river called the Broken Dragon River, where dragons were said to have been killed many years ago.
And now, the vast Broken Dragon River was ruined by the fire of war, and battle cries rang everywhere.
On the walls of Broken Dragon City.
Zhou Qing, dressed in armour, solemnly looked at the vast river opposite, only to see the army had gathered with no end in sight, like dark clouds shrouding the sky.
In that dark-cloud-like army were countless flags fluttering with the word ‘Wu’.
“The army of the Great Wu has almost all gathered, and most likely will soon launch their attack.” Behind Zhou Qing, Wei Canglang stated in a serious voice.
At Wei Canglang’s side stood Wei Qingqing. She was dressed in battle armour but it still outlined her curves and long legs.
It was just that her pretty face was full of tension and nervousness.
There were still a lot many generals of the Great Zhou around, but everyone was unable to relax in the slightest under the pressure of the overwhelming oppression. After all, in this half a month, they had witnessed the strength of the Great Wu military.
Although the Great Zhou had been concealing its strengths and biding its time all these years, the difference in strength compared to the Great Wu still wasn’t small.
Zhou Qing nodded and scanned around as he said in a low voice to the many generals, “At a time like this, the Great Zhou is incredibly lucky to have you fighting for the Great Zhou.”
A general grinned, “Your Majesty, we will not cowardly cling to our lives. Otherwise would we have followed Your Majesty back then in the past?”
“King Wu is nothing but a thief, but it wants us to subjugate under him?”
“Would the Wu family be enjoying their days if it weren’t for the Great Zhou?”
“Don’t worry Your Majesty, we will fight the Great Wu till the end”
Looking at the numerous passionate faces, Zhou Qing’s eyes misted over. Here where many brothers who had been with him since King Wu usurped the Zhou.
Wei Canglan also smiled, “Your Majesty, the Great Wu is strong, but we aren’t afraid of death. In our eyes, King Wu is just a thief.”
“We are all willing to live and die with the Great Zhou!” “
Zhou Qing tilted his head, wiping his eyes, and immediately took a deep breath to suppress the surging emotions in his heart: “General, how much strength does our Great Zhou have left?”
Wei Canglan’s face quickly turned gloomy, “There are twenty-eight people with the strength of the Alpha Origin stage. The other twelve have been killed by the Great Wu.”
The Great Zhou had recruited the forty experts of the Alpha Origin with all its strength over these years. Although the majority was below the third layer of the Alpha Origin stage, they still cost an extremely high price.
“But we still have eighty-eight battle puppets of the Alpha Origin stage, and over one thousand of the Heaven Gate stage, which is our strongest strength, and also the force that the Great Wu fears the most.”
The remains of battle puppets that Zhou Yuan found back then in the black abyss had been excavated by the Great Zhou with all its might all these years to form a powerful army of battle puppet.
The Great Wu had tried to attack the Broken Dragon City before, but was defeated by the army of battle puppets.
“Unfortunately, King Wu is too cautious. If he thought he could come alone because he possessed the strength of the Divine Dwelling stage, we could self-explode the battle puppets to wound him.” Zhou Qing sighed.
The unearthed Alpha Origin stage battle puppets possessed the power of self-explosion, and once a chain reaction was formed it could pose a threat to even an expert of the Divine Dwelling stage.
They originally planned to set a trap for King Wu, but he was far too cautious. Even an expert of the Divine Dwelling stage wouldn’t attack recklessly.
And now that the secrets of the battle puppets had been revealed, King Wu would undoubtedly be prepared.
“This time, King Wu will most likely act.” Wei Canglan uttered in a grave voice.
After thoroughly testing the strength of the Great Zhou, King Wu would certainly make a move. After all, the participation of a Divine Dwelling expert would have a huge impact on the morale of both sides.
The generals and soldiers’ faces were clouded when they heard this and clearly felt great pressure.
The pressure brought by an expert of the Divine Dwelling stage in a war between Empires was far too tremendous.
One person was enough to destroy the city.
Zhou Qing closed his eyes and took a deep breath, “If King Wu appears, I will stop him.”
Wei Canglan’s expression changed slightly, “Your Majesty, there’s no need. If the situation really comes to the worst, you must leave! When there’s life, there’s hope!”
Hearing this, Zhou Qing smiled and waved his hands, “I have already escaped once back then.”
“I don't want to run away a second time.”
A resolute look rose in his eyes.
It was clear that he intended to fight to the end.
Wei Canglang could feel Zhou Qing's determination, and finally did not try to persuade him anymore. “I am willing to fight Your Majesty to the end!”
“We are willing to fight with Your Majesty to the end!”
The other generals roared one after another.
Zhou Qing smiled, nodded gently, and told them to prepare.
When the generals dispersed, he turned his head to look at the black-clad army opposite the Broken Dragon River. His fists clenched.
Hearing subtle footsteps coming from behind, Zhou Qing twisted his head back, “Queen, why did you come?”
The person who came was Zhou Yuan's mother, Qin Yu.
At this moment there was a smile on her pretty face as she spoke in a gentle voice, “This place is where the Great Zhou will battle against the Great Wu. If the Great Zhou lost, what would the difference be whether I’m in the palace or here?”
Zhou Qing looked at her, then said in a low voice: “My queen, I am useless.”
Qin Yu smiled, “Are you going to defend the Great Zhou here with your life?”
Zhou Qing was silent for a while before he said, “You want to stop me?”
Qin Yu shook her head, “I just want to tell Your Majesty that I will always be with you, whether we live or die.”
Zhou Qing stared at her in astonishment.
“Your Majesty, I didn’t stop you, so you also shouldn’t stop me, right?”
Zhou Qing knew that he couldn’t persuade her. He gave a bitter smile and pulled her into his arms, gently saying, “Then us husband and wife will defend the Great Zhou here at Broken Dragon City with our lives.”
Qin Yu gently nodded. Leaning on the arms of Zhou Qing, she looked at the endless army on the other side of the Broken Dragon River and smiled, “It’s good that Yuan’er isn’t here.”
“It's a shame that I can't watch him marry and have children.”
“Yaoyao is indeed a very good girl, but I don’t know whether our silly son will be so lucky.”
“There’s also Youwei. That girl likes Yuan’er so much, it’s heart-wrenching to see. Say, who will the future Yuan’er bring to visit us in our graves?”
Listening to Qin Yu whispering in his arms, Zhou Qing raised his head, tears welling in his eyes.
On the opposite side of Broken Dragon River, the war drums were beating.
The huge army, like a giant monster, erupted with monstrous killing intent.
The Great Wu Empire was going to attack.