Chapter 379: Dangerous Dual-Flags City (Part One)
Fei rested on the wide back of Blacky, and he didn't get involved with the control of the herald brigade.
After the sun climbed higher and higher in the sky, the coldness in the desert disappeared. This was the weather in the desert; the temperature difference between the day and the night was huge, and it was a big challenge for people who weren't used to it. By just looking at the red sun, Fei could sense the cruelty of the upcoming battle.
It won't be easy to break through the 60,000 soldiers of Jax and get into Dual-Flags City.
After the battle, the color of the ground would be even redder than the sun.
"Speed up and get to Dual-Flags City within 30 minutes! After that, prepare for battle and get ready to enter the city!" Shevchenko announced as he empowered his voice with his Warrior Energy, and the speed of the herald brigade instantly increased; the ground even started to shake as the mounts of the cavaliers sped up.
The atmosphere intensified.
This was a magnificent city. It looked like the 200-meter tall black defense walls almost connected with the sky, and this city occupied a considerable piece of land. Like a prehistoric beast that was resting on the continent, this city looking shocking from afar.
The Dual-Flags City was big enough to hold about 500,000 people. Except for the Mayor Palace, mansions of the nobles, and the enormous residential areas, there were a lot of farmlands and 112 water wells; they were the essential resources that allowed tens of thousands of people inside Dual-Flags City to survive.
With these statistics, Dual-Flags City was definitely the No.1 City in the northwest region of Zenit.
Except for its sheer size, there was a significant historical event that took place here.
This city was constructed 26 years ago.
When Emperor Yassin His Majesty and his men came through to battle the Jax Empire, they were attacked by the 400,000 soldiers of Jax; the Jax Empire almost sent all of its forces here to stop Emperor Yassin. That battle alone took more than 30 days, and it was said that the battle was cruel; blood created rivers and corpses created mountains.
It was heard that the troops of Zenit lacked drinkable water during that time, so Emperor Yassin used his mighty [Dragon Fist] to destroy the surface of the land. He punched through the ground and created holes that directly connected to the groundwater, and those holes became the 112 water wells in Dual-Flags City today.
After Emperor Yassin got the victory by conquering the Capital of Jax and was on his way back to St. Petersburg, he passed by this place again and ordered craftsmen to construct this huge city. After the construction, he ordered his men to hang the huge flag of Zenit which had a two-headed polar bear on it as well as the flag of the Jax Empire that he chopped off of the Royal Palace in the Capital of Jax. He wanted to use this to warn the people of Jax, and that was also how Dual-Flags City got its name.
Dual-Flags City was right on the edge of the border. Behind it, there was Zenit's territory; in front of it, there was the desert of Jax.
For the last 26 years, the desert of Jax didn't make any progress forward.
Some people said that the majesty of Emperor Yassin suppressed the desert and didn't allow it to move forward, and some people said that even the sand grains in the desert were scared of Emperor Yassin…… There were all kinds of rumors, but they all stated how influential Emperor Yassin was. All of these rumors and stories became the materials of the traveling poets.
After 26 years of calmness and quietness, everything was turned around.
Shouts and roars resonated in the sky.
More than 60,000 soldiers of Jax had surrounded the Dual-Flags City for the night; they only surrounded the city and didn't siege. But since dawn, something happened, and the soldiers of Jax started to charge at the city and tried to conquer it crazily. Like the sand grains in the desert, these soldiers of Jax who were in brown armors attacked the city in all directions.
The battlefield was like a huge mincer.
Blood, broken limbs, broke blades, and corpses were everywhere. The whines of the soldiers who were severely injured also sounded in the area.
For the last four hours since dawn, more than 6,000 soldiers of Jax had died under the defense walls; among them, there were quite a few Star-level Warriors. Just to break the enormous magic shield that protected the city, more than 200 Star-level Warriors died.
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Chapter 379: Dangerous Dual-Flags City (Part Two)
The smell of blood and death was thick.
Finally, the ruthless and crazy investment on the side of Jax finally yielded a return.
The huge earth-elemental magic array - [Earth's Protection] crumbled. After protecting the city for more than four hours, this magic array that was powered by the dozen magic towers inside the city started to shake as cracks appeared on it. Like an eggshell that was hit hard, it was going to break at any time.
A huge rock that was more than 1,000 pounds was thrown into the air by a catapult.
It slowly rotated in the air and smashed onto the yellow light sphere that covered the city. After it stopped the rock for a second, a clear crackling noise sounded. A massive area of the light sphere dimmed down and disappeared, and that rock smashed onto the defense wall like a meteor.
Cheers sounded from the side of the Jax Empire; they were as loud as thunder.
"It broke! Haha! Finally!"
"Hahaha, the protective magic shield of the city is down! We are going to win!"
"Prepare the siege ladders and more catapults! Get the ropes!"
"Charge into Dual-Flags City and get back our royal flag! We will wash this city of Zenit with their own blood!"
The soldiers of Jax were immediately hyped after the magic array that protected Dual-Flags City was gone. Now, they were able to attack and kill their enemies inside the city using various siege machines and magic items. Before this, they could only be hit as nothing could get through that magic shield.
All kinds of commands were being passed down from the officials and commanders.
Seige ladders with back hooks on top of them were locked onto the battlements on the defense walls, and it was hard to get rid of them. Like bloodthirsty ants, the soldiers of Jax started to climb up on the ladders one after another. The more powerful Star-level Warriors got up the defense wall even faster using ropes that were attached to the siege ladders.
Soon, blood stained the defense walls of Dual-Flags City.
The cruelest part of the battle began after the soldiers of Zenit and Jax met and started the close-range combat.
Screams and whines sounded everywhere, and blood spilled down the defense walls like raindrops.
The soldiers of Zenit in black and the soldiers of Jax in brown fought each other ferociously, and soldiers on both sides fell off the defense walls frequently and got smashed into meat paste.
As time passed by, the scale of victory slowly tilted towards the Jax Empire.
The difference between the two sides was huge.
Dual-Flags City only had less than 30,000 soldiers. Even with the personal guards and soldiers of the mayor and the nobles, that number was only about 40,000. Compared to more than 60,000 well-trained soldiers of Jax, Dual-Flags City was in a numbers disadvantage, and the soldiers it had were less battle-ready. All of these problems revealed themselves after the battle prolonged.
Under one of the watchtowers on the defense wall, there stood a general who was wearing black armor and white cape. He was in his 20s, and he wasn't tall and muscular; in fact, he looked a little thin. With a vicious scar on his forehead, he looked murderous yet special.
His sharp stares landed on the soldiers of Jax who were rushing at the city like a continuous flood, and a helpless expression appeared on his face. Soon, that expression disappeared and he looked murderous again.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Suddenly, the entire city started to shake as it was attacked from the front and back.
The soldiers of Jax on the ground all held up shields to protect themselves from the arrows coming from above, and they pushed a huge [Siege Dragon Bird] and struck at one gate of the city.
This [Siege Dragon Bird] was a dragon-shaped sieging machine that was very popular in this region of Azeroth. It was made from black iron, and one end of it was shaped like the beak of birds. This "beak" was lightly opened with fuel and explosives in it, and it could deal the maximum damage to the gate.
Even if this gate was very secure, it would be broken after getting hit by this machine 100 times.
At this moment, there were already a lot of soldiers of Jax on the defense walls, and they had already controlled a big portion of them. These soldiers started to charge at the two main watchtowers on the defense walls as the mechanisms for opening the gates were in there. As long as they gained control of those mechanisms, all the soldiers of Jax in the area would be able to charge into the city and take complete control.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The noises made by the [Siege Dragon Bird] resonated on the battleground, and they shocked the hearts of the soldiers of Zenit. It felt like the hand of the Grim Reaper was tightening on their throats.
At this time, a soldier who was covered in blood staggered as he rushed over. He kneeled down and cried, "General Frank! Mayor Soroyov already drew back his personal guards and soldiers, and the other nobles are doing the same! They all said that the city is going to be conquered, and they are getting ready to escape!"
"What? That fat coward!"
"How can he do this?"
"They are deserters! Shameful! We need to inform the Military Judge and send soldiers to capture them! Even if they are nobles, they couldn't do something like this during this time!"
"These selfish bastards! They only care about themselves! What about the hundreds of thousands of citizens? The soldiers of Jax will kill them all!"
After hearing the news, the hot-tempered soldiers and officials around this general, who had a scar on his forehead, shouted; they wanted to go and stop these nobles.
"Stop!" the general stopped these men. After he sighed, he said, "Let them go."
"General Frank! Then…… we are going to let these bugs go?" all the soldiers in the area were mad and confused. It was evident that this general was reputable and earned everyone's respect; no one doubted his decision.
"The enemies are very vicious; if we have an internal battle, the soldiers of Jax will easily conquer the city……" after he said that, he looked around and smiled, "There is still hope. To my knowledge, our reinforcement [Wolf Teeth Legion] is already on their way. If we can hold on longer, they might arrive on time."
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