Chapter 653: Rescuing A Beauty
When Hua Ruxue came to Yan Liqiang wounded last time, he had a feeling that this woman wasn’t an ordinary person. Although he had a hunch, he didn’t expect her status in the White Lotus Society to be even higher than what he imagined.
If someone else had been attacked by the White Lotus Society, Yan Liqiang would probably watch for a while first before deciding if he should intervene. However, this was Hua Ruxue. Yan Liqiang couldn’t be apathetic. After all, there was a saying that a day together as husband and wife meant endless devotion for the rest of your life. Given the history between them, there was no way he could neglect her in this situation.
Upon seeing Hua Ruxue and the woman in red being surrounded and assaulted by the Demonic Night March, Yan Liqiang zoomed through the pine forest like a bolt of lightning. He made it to the top of a pine tree in just a flash, then dispatched an archer by turning his brain into mush with his palm. The archer initially had his bow nocked and aimed at Hua Ruxue and the woman in red just now.
Whoosh…! The searing sound of an arrow was heard coming from the pine forest not far away. While the woman in red was dancing with her dual hooks, the arrow grazed her shoulder and ripped the fabric. She was nearly shot.
Her countenance immediately contorted. “Watch out, my lady! There are archers hidden within the pine forest…!”
Another arrow came flying at Hua Ruxue this time. Although Hua Ruxue deflected it with her sword, it gave the two experts around her an opening to exploit. They worked together and intercepted Hua Ruxue.
In the pine forest, sword gleams, screams, flurries of snow, and blood were mixed into a ball of mess.
Having capable archers at the sidelines was extremely threatening to the opposing party. The women were already struggling to turn the tables of the battle against the Demonic Night March. Now that they had to divide their attention and worry about the archers from the sides, the women were completely suppressed by their opponents.
“Capture her alive and we will be generously rewarded…!” Someone from the Demonic Night March howled.
Upon seeing the critical situation the women were in, Yan Liqiang immediately picked up the bow of the archer he had just killed. It wasn’t a Horned Python Bow, but it was a seven-picul strong bow. Even so, it was good enough given the distance. There also happened to be a quiver of arrows on the side too…
It was known to many that Yan Liqiang’s specialty was shooting four arrows. Hence, using this technique would blow his cover, so Yan Liqiang switched things up and opted to use the rapid arrows technique. Compared to shooting four arrows, the rapid arrows technique was a high-level technique that expert archers would adopt and was not just a technique special to him.
In the next second, Yan Liqiang shot a torrent of arrows like ammo out of a machine gun.
The whistling sounds of arrows were soon mixed with the miserable screams of archers who had hidden themselves on top of the trees. About ten archers from the Demonic Night March fell off the pine trees with an arrow impaled in their brain, and then died in the space of a few breaths.
What’s going on?
Hua Ruxue and the woman in red immediately took notice of their surroundings. They heard the whizzing sounds of arrows and the rapid twang of a bowstring, yet none of the arrows reached them. Instead, they heard the sounds of heavy objects falling onto the ground and groans from the Demonic Night March men. The life-threatening arrows that were flying toward them vanished in the blink of an eye after they heard the rapid sounds of flying arrows.
“Someone is assisting them in the forest…!” An expert from the Demonic Night March bellowed in rage, then turned around and charged in Yan Liqiang’s direction. Around thirty men out of those who had surrounded the women earlier followed the expert who had rushed out…
However, they were shot in the head by deadly arrows before they could even take thirty steps. With that, they fell onto the snowy grounds of the forest in waves, tainting the nearby white snow and withered grass within a radius of a hundred meters with their blood and brain matter.
As Hua Ruxue watched the Demonic Night March’s men being taken down by arrows, a strange feeling welled up in her heart. She knew they had no expert archers assisting them in the forest. Yet the sounds of arrows flying past fiddled her heartstring, conjuring up memories of a person. — No, it can’t be him! It can’t be him! Isn’t he still in Gan Province…?
No one in the Demonic Night March expected that the rush of arrows would stop once it started and it took the lives of about thirty men who rushed to the front. In the next second, arrows rained down on the other men who were surrounding the women, and buried themselves in their targets’ heads.
It didn’t feel like there was only one person shooting the arrows at all. It felt more like ten expert archers shooting them. Every arrow was deadly and turned the once intimidating Demonic Night March into sitting ducks.
Yan Liqiang’s archery skills were so impressive that the number of experts rushing toward him increased from one to thirty!
However, Yan Liqiang had leaped onto another tree. There, he picked up some quivers and ran through two of them in a flash. When he was about to switch to another quiver, he sensed something behind him and turned his head around. His eyes locked on a figure among the darkness and fluttering snow. Just two li away at the foot of the hill was a man dressed in an official robe and wearing a golden demonic mask. With terrifying speed, he rushed over on the roofs…
There was only one person who would dress like this — the Demon King of the Four Great Defenders in the White Lotus Society!
The Demon King had arrived!
Yan Liqiang felt a chill when he saw the powerful figure…
“That person is here…!”
Three experts from the Demonic Night March rushed to the tree, then boosted themselves into the air using the tree trunk and swung their blades at Yan Liqiang from three different directions.
Under normal circumstances, a person’s time and energy were limited. Therefore, they would have to make a choice in cultivation as it was impossible to cultivate everything. Impressive archers usually would be weaker when it came to hand-to-hand combat. Likewise, those who could fight well in close quarters were weaker with a bow. With this knowledge, the three experts from the Demonic Night March confidently charged up to Yan Liqiang upon discovering his location…
Unfortunately for them, their opponent was Yan Liqiang!
And Yan Liqiang planned to go blitzkrieg on them!
His eyes flashed dangerously as he dropped the longbow in his grip and directly pounced on the experts that were rushing toward him like ferocious tigers.
When one of the experts swung his weapon at him, Yan Liqiang’s body twisted in a strange manner in midair and evaded his attack. Without waiting for his opponent to perform another technique, Yan Liqiang smashed his head and sent him back to the ground…
By the time Yan Liqiang landed on the ground, he had his sword unsheathed. He leaped up with an angry yell and launched himself at the other two experts like a cannonball.
A fast-paced battle ensued. By the time two heads with demonic masks were sent flying, Yan Liqiang had almost reached Hua Ruxue. He swept his sword, hitting the three experts who surrounded her right in the middle before reappearing beside her.
“The Demon King is here, we have to go…!”
Although Yan Liqiang deliberately deepened his voice, Hua Ruxue still jolted when it reached her ears. As expected, it was him…
“Leave me alone…!” Hua Ruxue’s voice came from behind her veil. Her voice was unyieldingly cold as usual.
With a wave of his hand, Yan Liqiang beheaded another man from the Demonic Night March. Before he could say anything, an angry howl rang out at the foot of the hill…