Chapter 201: Dead Young Duke
After the pain eased, Lu Ze breathed a sigh of relief. The fatigue from the war and the pocket hunting dimension swept over. He immediately felt extremely tired and powerless.
He looked at the wind and lightning crystal b.a.l.l.s in the s.p.a.ce in his head. He pondered for a moment until he finally decided to cultivate tomorrow.
He needed a good rest first.
He should be in his beauty sleep now, but he was still pulled into the pocket hunting dimension and then encountered three aperture opening state beasts that devoured G.o.d art shards at once.
In the past few days, he had only encountered one.
Why did so many suddenly appear together?
Lu Ze didn’t get why and chose to give up thinking.
He didn’t know much about the pocket hunting dimension anyways. Instead of thinking about it, he might as well cultivate.
As for now, he would sleep first. He was going to sleep for a day and night!
Lu Ze closed his eyes, and his consciousness soon faded.
After some time, he heard a desperate knocking on the door. Then, a voice could be heard.
“Ze, are you here? Ze, are you here? Have you gotten up? We need to a.s.semble!”
Lu Ze’s consciousness slowly recovered. He realized it was Ye Mu’s voice.
What happened to a night of good satisfying sleep?
He looked outside. It was already very bright, but because he was too tired. He didn’t feel he got enough sleep.
He felt like he was about to explode when Ye Mu woke him up.
Wasn’t the war over?
What’s the a.s.sembly for then?
Are we going to war again? It shouldn’t be that quick. The blade demons didn’t even have a base left.
The knocking sound persisted. Lu Ze’s mouth spasmed. He sleepily got up and stretched. His bones cracked instantly, making him feel satisfied.
He glanced at the door and walked over grunting. “Ye Mu, you b.a.s.t.a.r.d, if you don’t give me an explanation, I’ll let you taste what it’s like to fly in the air.”
If this guy didn’t knock on the door, he could probably sleep for an entire day and night.
He opened the door and found that Ye Mu, Xavier, and Ian were waiting for him at the door. They were all wearing military uniforms.
Their injuries had disappeared, and they looked very awake and in good form.
Ye Mu saw Lu Ze’s annoyed face and said awkwardly, “Something happened, Teacher Nangong sent us to tell you to join the a.s.sembly.”
Lu Ze frowned. “What is it? Did the blade demons come again?”
Their smiles slowly faded. Ye Mu shook his head. “No.”
Then, he said, “We’re going to send off the dead warriors.”
Ian explained, “The casualty list came out. Tens of thousands died this time and even a higher number of soldiers were injured. The injured can be cured but not the dead.”
Lu Ze fell silent and nodded.
Then, Ye Mu said, “The memorial of soldiers will be presided by the troops they belong to. Right now, the heavily injured soldiers hadn’t recovered yet. It would take a few days. We don’t need to worry about this. Today, it’s mainly for the death of a brigadier general and six colonels.”
Lu Ze became dazed. “That many died?”
Colonels had powers that had reached an aperture opening state while brigadier generals had to be mortal evolution states.
A large number of mortal evolution and aperture opening states died?
Indeed, unless one was invincible on the battlefield, life was fragile.
Anyone could die, including him.
Ye Mu smiled bitterly. “More are heavily injured.”
Even though Nangong Jing was extremely strong among those who reached mortal evolution state and was even near planetary state, she still was heavily injured.
The opposition also had powerful beings.
Lu Ze nodded. “Do we go now?”
“Immediately, we just came back from treatment and took a shower. We’ll go when the girls are ready. By the way, change into a military uniform.
Lu Ze nodded and got changed. When he came out, he saw that Ye Mu and the others were chatting on the couch.
Lu Ze sat down and asked curiously, “You guys healed that fast?”
They didn’t have regeneration G.o.d art, so how did they heal so fast?
Ye Mu showed a smile. “Major General Louisa’s light G.o.d art had amazing healing effects. I feel I’m filled with power!”
Lu Ze became dazed. ‘So Major General Louisa had light G.o.d art?’
No wonder she felt so amicable.
She seemed to have a much better temper than that alcoholic.
Lu Ze’s mouth spasmed. “I think you’re filled with l.u.s.t.”
Who didn’t know what this guy was thinking?
Ye Mu’s smile stiffened. “Ze, how can you frame me like that? Am I that sort of person? Ask Xavier and Ian, am I that sort of person??”
Ye Mu looked behind and saw Xavier laugh and nod. “Yes.”
Ian blushed and looked away.
Ye Mu: “…”
The atmosphere became silent.
At this moment, someone knocked on the door. Ye Mu quickly got up. “They must be ready, let’s go.”
They walked out and saw that Lin Ling and the rest were in military uniforms, waiting for them.
The four girls looked quite handsome, including Jessica who looked the girliest.
Lu Ze looked at the short-haired Lin Ling and had to admit she was most suitable for these military uniforms.
They gathered and headed to a huge church of the base.
Every main base of a planet would have this sort of church. Every high level that died in the war would be burned here, and their ashes will be sent to their family.
At this moment, there were already quite some people in the church, including the four young dukes and the high-level officers that partic.i.p.ated in the war. All of them wore military uniforms, and the atmosphere in here was quite serious.
Seeing Lu Ze and the others enter, Nangong Jing waved at them. Lu Ze and his group headed over.
Nangong Jing patted Lu Ze and said, “It seems you recovered quite well? Had a good sleep?”
Lu Ze’s mouth spasmed, but he couldn’t really tell her about the pocket hunting dimension and being woken up today, so he nodded. “It’s alright.”
Nangong Jing nodded. “Good, don’t sleep during the ceremony.”
Lu Ze scratched his head. “I won’t.”
Ye Mu sighed. “I didn’t think even a mortal evolution state would die in battle.”
Although he knew that those who were mortal evolution states were still mortals, it was still a huge shock to him.
Nangong Jing said, “Even young dukes can die, planetary, star state, and even eight human saints have died in the past. Who cannot die?”
Lin Kuang said, “Yesterday, a young duke died.”
Lin Kuang’s words shocked Lu Ze and the others.
A young duke died in battle yesterday??
Louisa flicked her golden hair. “Mhm, Lucian, the Thousand Shadow Young Duke, died in Geka system. The news should come out today or tomorrow.”
The death of a young duke was huge news in the federation.
“Geka system battlefield… isn’t that the main battlefield between humans and blade demons?”
If the spirit metal mine on the 25th planet was a super small scale, then the one on Geka system was a huge scale. New mines were constantly being discovered in that system.
The battle yesterday was merely a child’s play compared to Geka system.
There, even planetary states could die.
While they were deep in shock, all the higher authorities arrived. Lu Ze and the others stopped thinking.
This was too far-fetched for them. With their level of power, they were far from the level of going to Geka system battlefield.
Old Derry came to the front. There was an incineration chamber there with seven black coffins.
Old Derry said some eulogy before everyone saluted and played a cosmic soul resting tune. Their bodies would be burned as the tune was played. The ashes would be boxed, and then, it would be over.
Subsequently, there would be people taking it and sending it to their families. Their families would receive death benefits from the federation.
At the end of the ceremony, people left one after another.