A blinding red light erupted from the cannon and blasted toward the two soul engineer legions in the distance.This was a normal bursting cannon, and its effects were very simple. It could produce an intense explosive force and high temperatures to cause destructiveness.
Huo Yuhao had crafted this bursting cannon by himself. It was a Cla.s.s 7 soul tool, but its offensive power was only about that of a Cla.s.s 5 soul tool.
There was a big difference between a Cla.s.s 7 soul tool and a Cla.s.s 5 soul tool. Since its offensive capability was only that of a Cla.s.s 5 soul tool, then why was the soul tool itself Cla.s.s 7? The reason was simple: because Huo Yuhao had tried to maximize other aspects. In this case, it was the cannon's range.
Huo Yuhao's bursting cannon could achieve a range of ten kilometers, which was ten thousand meters. That could already rival certain stationary soul cannon sh.e.l.ls. Even Xuan Ziwen had praised him when he crafted this Cla.s.s 7 soul tool.
Xuan Ziwen was very strict and demanding, and he typically didn't praise his students unless they had made some extraordinary achievements. Huo Yuhao was undoubtedly the person who had received the most compliments from Xuan Ziwen, but even then, those instances were few and far between.
A soul cannon that wasn't a stationary soul tool that could fire at such an extraordinary range was something very rarely seen in the history of soul engineers. Even Xuan Ziwen himself probably couldn't do it better than Huo Yuhao if he had done it himself.
There was a reason why Huo Yuhao had crafted this soul cannon, and his goal was simple. He wanted to be able to bait his enemies when necessary.
Stationary soul cannon sh.e.l.ls were too expensive, and they were also single-use items. Even though Huo Yuhao had expended many rare metals when crafting this soul cannon, and those rare metals were also considered the extremely precious kinds, he could use this soul cannon again and again!
Huo Yuhao had fired his cannon, and the cannon sh.e.l.l accelerated through the air. The cannon sh.e.l.l was streamlined, and it was like a date seed as it went straight for the Sun Moon Empire's two soul engineer legions in the distance.
This sh.e.l.l's velocity as it left the barrel wasn't considered quick, but what was frightening was its acceleration afterward. The sh.e.l.l immediately sped up after flying for a hundred meters, and the sh.e.l.l itself split as part of the original sh.e.l.l propelled it forward, so that the other half could continue blasting forward at an incredible speed.
Everything was accomplished in an energy state! It wasn't hard to see how extraordinary this was.
“Boom!” An explosion accompanied an orange-red spark as the sh.e.l.l detonated on the soul engineer legions' defensive barrier.
When Huo Yuhao and Tang Wutong had ambushed the two legions before this in the beginning, those soul engineers who had survived didn't really know what had happened. After Huo Yuhao's sudden attack that almost killed Xia Xuanchen, and in addition to their sharp decline in numbers, they would be fools if they didn't know what was happening under such circ.u.mstances.
Therefore, these soul engineers were extremely tense even as they maintained their linked defensive barrier while flying forward.
When the single soul cannon sh.e.l.l exploded on their defensive barrier, almost every soul engineer's first reaction was to raise their linked defense barrier to its highest possible level.
The Evil Tyrant Legion wasn't the only one; even the Imperial Dragon Legion behaved in the same fashion. Two soul engineer legions' linked defensive barriers instantly took shape, and they even began charging their linked offensive soul tools so that they could be prepared to attack at any moment. Their reactions were stunningly quick, all extremely correct and precise.
Xu Tianyuan and Xia Xuanchen, as those legions' commanders, couldn't find any problems with their responses at all.
But a problem did appear. This problem was both simple and direct: where was the enemy?
A single soul cannon was fired, but they couldn't find any traces of their enemy at all. Furthermore, that attack was just a simple soul cannon strike that didn't do anything to them at all.
The Sun Moon Empire had almost rendered bursting cannons obsolete, because that soul tool didn't have any special characteristics at all. Only certain cities would use bursting cannons for defense, and broadly speaking, beast-ranked soul engineer legions rarely used them. They preferred more destructive weapons such as piercing cannons, which were more effective against protective soul barriers, or decomposition cannons and whatnot.
They paused in midair for almost five minutes, and their linked soul tools were maintained at their highest possible levels from the beginning to the end. But their enemy never appeared.
Huo Yuhao held Tang Wutong's hand, and held his bursting cannon with the other. A cold grin appeared on his face as Tang Wutong glanced at him confusedly. “What are you doing?”
Huo Yuhao answered, “I'm just telling them that I'm here, so that they'll be more careful and more vigilant.”
Tang Wutong was extremely intelligent, and she immediately understood what Huo Yuhao was trying to say after a moment's contemplation. “You're making them maintain their peak condition at all times! You're so evil.”
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Huo Yuhao said, “I'm evil? They're not nice people, either. Haih, I wonder how Dou Ling City's doing. I do hope that third senior brother and the others can help stabilize the situation there. At least, I hope they can maintain internal order.”
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