Translator: AtlasStudios Editor: AtlasStudios
“Idiot . ”
Rhode sneered after listening to the devil worshipper .
As a summoner, as long as Rhode was willing, he could feel, see and hear whatever his summoned spirits sensed . Naturally, the things that Celia heard were heard by him as well . Regarding the devil worshipper’s arrogance, Rhode did not have much time and interest to comment, but he understood what it was thinking . Under normal circumstances, the devil’s worshipper method would be considered effective, but it was too bad he was facing Rhode . Celia then received a command to ‘maintain and delay it’ and Rhode returned to focus on the problem in his area .
The ghouls had physical bodies; this frightened the mercenaries in the beginning . Their solid body was impervious to any direct attack, and the rotting, rancid appearance was obviously much more disturbing than the translucent undead . Initially, this caused the mercenaries to hesitate slightly and suffer some injuries, however luckily Marlene and Lize used magic in time to turn the tide .
Shauna shouted and parried the attack from the Ghoul . The rusty sword appeared weak and brittle but the power that came with it caused the red-haired mercenary to struggle a little . She cursed under her breath and quickly retreated backward . At the same time, she twisted the rusty sword and swept it off from her . Before the ghoul could react, she managed to cut into the ghoul . Her sharp sword left a deep gash on the chest of the ghoul . Disgusting, dark green, fluid gushed out from within, emitting a pungent smell . If this was a human, they would be long dead . However, wound like this to a corpse that had already died was meaningless . The ghoul merely slowed down in its movement by the attack, but the burning flames from the sword blade managed to stop it from moving . Suddenly, a flaming dagger flew from the side and pierced the ghoul’s brain easily . The flames suddenly turned violent, and in a blink of an eye, the whole of Ghoul’s head turned into a huge fireball . The ghoul finally dropped its weapon, took a couple of steps forward and collapsed on the ground .
Shauna let out a long sigh of relief . She glanced at Joey by the side . The thief cheekily gave a thumbs up to the red-haired mercenary .
“Thanks for that . ”
“You’re welcome . ”
Joey smiled . Then he drew out two more daggers and turned back to the front .
“I didn’t think that these guys would be so weak . I used to think they’re pretty strong . ”
“They’re indeed pretty strong . ”
Shauna looked down at the potion pocketed at her waist . She was different from the newbies like Joey, Shauna had once led her men to battle undead creatures, so she knew how strong they were . Just like the sword attack from before, if it happened previously, it wouldn’t be of any use . The reason why they could damage the undead was because of the effects of the potion . If it’s not for these mysterious and odd concoctions, the situation probably wouldn’t be this relaxing .
“We are still far from Leader and the rest . ”
Shauna raised her head and looked at Rhode .
Different from the mercenaries who required boosts from potions, Rhode didn’t use any potions to boost flames on his weapon . But this doesn’t mean he couldn’t eliminate the undead creatures . In fact, after Rhode entered the battlegrounds, the undead creatures immediately started to retreat and fall apart in front of his eyes . As Shauna raised her head and looked towards Rhode, she saw him raising his sword and slashing downwards .
Although his sword didn’t touch his enemies, the ghouls were constantly crushed by a gigantic hammer that fell from the skies . In an instant, they turned into a pile of mashed meat . Even those undead creatures in the rear faced the same impact . The powerful impact caused the ground to splinter and crack . The shockwave swept the slower moving undead creatures and threw high up in the air . When they landed on the ground, the already damaged corpse smashed into pieces, scattering their body parts around .
You could say that Rhode alone covered more than half of the efforts placed by the whole defensive line . The mercenaries that followed behind had nothing to do . But they didn’t dare to slack off because Rhode issued them a command to assist in defending Lize and Shauna, in order to make sure they were fine .
As for Marlene’s side…
A deafening roar resounded .
The dazzling light twitching on Marlene’s right index finger smashed the into darkness suddenly . An afterimage connected the ghouls’ bodies, just like an electric snake that slithered amongst the undead creatures . Afterwards, the ‘electric snake’ erupted, sweeping the undead creatures off their feet . They flew up into the sky, their scattered limbs and bodies carried sparks as they fell to the ground . From a distance, it appeared like a meteor shower .
Those mercenaries who stood in front of Marlene turned pale . They looked at one another and subconsciously moved backward —- right now they weren’t sure to stay closer or away from the maiden behind her .
Seemed like she’s doing fine .
Rhode nodded his head and looked into the middle of the defense circle . He saw Anne with her shield raised as she guarded Christie . Anne kept her guard up and observed the surroundings, just in case the enemies ambush them .
Everything is going as planned .
After scanning through the whole defense circle, Rhode revealed an icy cold smile towards the darkness in front of his eyes .
Summoning undead monsters wasn’t an easy job . No matter if it were the ghouls or normal undead, if there was a necromancer, then Rhode wouldn’t have used this method to destroy the undead army . After all, the necromancer’s powers belonged to themselves . As long as the necromancer wished, then he could create any amount as he pleased .
But the devil worshipper was different . To put it simply, they were just ‘errand boys’ for the devils . They gain favor from their masters when they do their deeds for them . The undead creatures were the same . The devil worshipper had to place the spirit and corpse on the summoning ritual . Then, through a ritual, they had to “request” the devil to help turn these corpses into undead monsters . If the devil was in a good mood, everything would be fine . But if the devil was in a bad mood, rejecting their worshipper’s suggestion was a small matter . If they liked, the devil might even turn the devil worshipers themselves into undead monsters on a whim .
That was why Rhode wasn’t a bit worried that the devil worshipper wouldn’t appear . If he wasn’t mistaken, the devil worshipper would use the powers of the undead monsters to expand the hell chasm and send Christie straight to hell . This means that the more undead monsters he loses, the harder for him to reach his goal . Now, the devil worshipper lost more than 50% of its forces while Rhode did have any casualty . Rhode suspected that the devil worshipper would explode in rage once he finds out that he lost so much without gaining anything at all .
Rhode guessed it right .
“Damn it! Damn it all!”
At this moment, a shadow hidden at the corner started to curse and swear . He looked at Rhode in front of him with abnormal rage in his eyes .
Just as Rhode had predicted, this worshipper was already thoroughly enraged .
He couldn’t be blamed for such reactions . Afterall, everything that happened was out of his expectations .
Frankly speaking, when Rhode brought his mercenaries to this village, he didn’t give a damn about these children . As a devout devil worshipper, he would naturally give priority to the execution of his master’s commands . Thus, even though his blatant actions attracted the attention of the humans, to him, it wasn’t considered a bad thing . Rather, he felt that these innocent mercenaries came at the right time to fill his void . If he could kill all of them, all of his monsters would rise up in power and he would complete his objective at the same time .
But Rhode’s performance was out of his expectations . Not only did he bring an angel, but he also brought his master’s target . This made him very nervous . And he could clearly see the similarities between Rhode and the girl which made him very doubtful if Rhode and the girl had no relations .
Even so, his master’s errand must still be achieved no matter what . That was why he chose to continue attacking even though it costs him his monsters . At the same time, he deliberately diverged his forces to attack the villagers with the aim to weaken Rhode’s forces .
Of course, he understood that these mercenaries were strong . Destroying them required a lot of effort . But the higher the risk, the sweeter the rewards . Everyone knew this logic .
Initially, he intended to merely observe the situation . But Rhode sent out Celia, which forced him to take his chances — The angel’s spirit and body was considered one of the best offerings . If he could kill this angel and offer her to his master, then sacrificing all his undead monsters would be worth it . If he succeeded, he could even be his master’s number favorite and receive an enormous reward .
When he thought about this, he finally gave in to temptation .
But it seemed that the situation wasn’t as perfect as he thought…