The Silly Alchemist - chapter-114-dragon-knights-1
Chapter 114 – Dragon Knights (1)
Translated by NEET
Edited by Ilesyt, Oberon
â€œForget it, you can learn it later. It shouldnâ€™t really take long for
you.â€ Ye Chengtian was a bit speechless, this situation was truly hard
to blame on anyone.
And right now, there was no time to worry about that. They couldnâ€™t
force Ye Lang to learn now while they were on the run after all.
Moreover, looking at the circumstances, Ye Lang wouldnâ€™t think he
needed to learn either. If you tried to convince him, then even if you
tried for a year you still wouldnâ€™t succeed!
â€œWeâ€™ll talk about this later! Sis, come back here for a bit! Mom,
grandmother, you come as well!â€ Ye Lang put his telescope down and
â€œWhat is it?â€ Ye Lanyu wasnâ€™t far from Ye Lang originally, so she
was able to come over quickly. Long Anqi and Yuan Lian Er also came over
â€œGrandmother, use your magic and spread a layer of water over the
ground behind us. Mom and sis, freeze the water, the more area you can
cover the better, remember not to let them see you!â€ Ye Lang said.
After he spoke, everybody understood his intentions. He wanted to use ice
to freeze the ground over and cause chaos in the ranks of the pursuers,
obstructing their pursuit.
Although this tactic was very simple, it was definitely effective!
However, Ye Lanyu didnâ€™t understand one point: â€œWhy do you need
grandmother, we can directly freeze the ground.â€
â€œThis is to create the maximum effect, you canâ€™t do much by yourself
otherwise, stupid sis!â€ Ye Lang impolitely retorted.
â€œYou dare to call me stupid! See if I punish you!â€ Ye Lanyu extended
her small fist and threatened.
â€œI wonâ€™t speak!â€ Ye Lang very wisely chose silence.
After Ye Lanyu harrumphed, she started working together with her mother
and grandmother, freezing the ground behind them. Under Ye Langâ€™s
instruction, they created sections of ice behind them, icing a section
over, then stopping for a bit. Sometimes the instructions were very
precise. and at the end. he just let them do as they liked and ice over
This way, they could confuse the pursuers and better stall for time.
Ideally, they would completely stop their pursuers!
This idea worked very well and caused chaos in the ranks of the pursuing
soldiers to the extent where they had no way to continue chasing them.
Handling the frozen ground took a long time, they could only use fire
magic to open the way, but afterwards, the ground would become wet and
also give them difficulty.
By the time they had gotten through, Ye Lang and company had shaken them
off long ago. However, this was the Soaring Sky Empireâ€™s territory, so
even if the soldiers were no longer chasing them from behind, there were
definitely many soldiers waiting in ambush ahead.
If they were obstructed by them, then those behind would definitely catch
up. Therefore, Ye Lang and company found themselves in difficult
circumstances and now faced a choice.
â€œAs things are right now, we make too big of a target. Itâ€™s best if
we split up and then regroup at the Vermillion Bird Empire!â€ Ye
Chengtian pointed out.
â€œThat sounds good! But if we do that, our strength will be reduced and
it might be even harder to escape!â€ Ye Lang desired to maintain the
If it was only the experts of the Ye family, then splitting up was the
best choice, but right now, the situation was different. The people
running away were not few in number, and among them were some who were
weak and even some who were ordinary people. If they were to split up, it
was certain that the least amount of people that would be captured would
be just under half of them.
Although there were times when warriors had to choose to sacrifice their
arms and sacrifice a few to save the many, at this time, such a sacrifice
â€œThen what do you propose we do?â€ Ye Chengtian asked. To those
present, Ye Lang was someone they all had faith in. The fact that he was
able to help them all get away safely was a testament to his abilities.
Although all of them were also worried that Ye Lang would suddenly become
muddled, thankfully Ye Lang hadnâ€™t messed up anything big yet, so they
could still trust him!
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â€œKeep running, sometimes having more people is a good thing, it can
tell people where we are!â€ Ye Lang said with a smile.
â€œHuh?? Itâ€™s considered good for people to know where we are?â€
Everyone was confused, no matter how you looked at the issue, it should
be a bad thing.
â€œThey only know where we are, they donâ€™t know what our next step will
be, there will be opportunities to shake them all off!â€ Ye Lang smiled
Ye Langâ€™s words perked up some of the people present. These people were
well-versed in military maneuvers and warfare and came from prestigious
military families. As long as they were given an impetus, they could all
produce stratagems to implement it.
â€œThen what do you plan on doing?â€ Ye Chengtian started smiling, but
his smile was different from Ye Langâ€™s. His was a smile of
â€œI donâ€™t know!â€ Ye Lang very bluntly said.
â€œYou donâ€™t know? What does that mean?â€ Ye Chengtian froze, his
gratified smile also disappeared.
â€œIt doesnâ€™t mean anything, I just donâ€™t know! These matters were
best left to you guys from the start. Iâ€™m not familiar with the
Empireâ€™s troop deployments so I have no way to develop
countermeasures!â€ Ye Lang bit into one of Zhen Xiaoyanâ€™s pastries and
â€œâ€¦..â€ The onlookers immediately went silent.
Truly, it was hard to describe this brat, even at this time he was still
messing around. He was perfectly fine without knowing anything, but his
suggestions were still interesting and were outside of everyoneâ€™s
And in truth, Ye Lang really didnâ€™t know, he wasnâ€™t familiar with
these things. He didnâ€™t even know the route they were taking, yet he
was being asked what to do. On the other hand, the other people were
practically all important figures in the Empire who knew the entirety of
the Empire like the back of their hand.
Know yourself, know your enemy, and you need not fear the result of a
hundred battles, Iâ€™m sure everyone understands this!
(TL: Quoting Sun Tzu I think)
â€œIn truth, right now is when we should be stepping up. With so many of
us here, are we really all relying on Ye Lang by himself?â€ Ye Yi looked
at his sons and grandsons. He did not wish for a single genius. He wished
for each of his descendants to have excellent abilities.
And right now was the time to bring out their hidden potential. Even if a
price had to be paid, it was fine. As long as they grew from the
experience, it would be worth it!
â€œThirteenth just reminded me, I thought of a stratagem, as long as
itâ€™s used correctly we can smoothly escape this predicament!â€ The Ye
familyâ€™s Third young master spoke up.
This Third young master of the Ye family was a terrifying genius in the
arts of war who was well known for his excellent stratagems. He was also
a general who commanded a large army in the Soaring Sky Empire and he
turned 33 this year.
â€œSpeak!â€ Ye Yi clearly and simply said.
â€œLetâ€™s firstâ€¦..â€ The Ye familyâ€™s Third young master started to
explain his stratagem. Afterwards, Ye Lang felt even more strongly that
his decision had been correct. If it was him, even if he thought until
his head hurt, he wouldnâ€™t be able to come up with a stratagem like
And to think of this clever stratagem in a short time, he definitely was
The various parts of the stratagem were closely linked and used some
special circumstances of the Empire, even using the Empireâ€™s troops to
No matter how fast the news traveled, there would always be a time lag,
as well as moments of uncertainty. Thus, when certain objectives were
completed, they could be used to lead towards a secondary hidden goal!