That was like a scene from a nightmare .
The entire world was filled with a mixture of black and red . In the sky, Flame Crows and Bone Griffins launched their most ferocious attacks on the Batfishes while fire elemental creatures and the Undead Army swarmed forward on the surface . As soon as they fell under the attacks of the Phantom Beasts, darkness quickly filled the gaps . The battlefront shrunk, but the soldiers above the city walls weren’t in the mood to care .
Serena extended her arms and transformed strong gales into razor-sharp blades that swept a pitch-black, shriveled, and putrid Ghoul off the city wall . But at the same time, another shadow arrived at her side .
At this moment, Frederick also attacked .
His blade shimmered in a green radiance as he punctured the Ghoul’s body . The Ghouls’ skin should have been as strong as steel where sharp blades couldn’t deal serious damage to them . However, they had lost their solid defense in this enchanted field . Frederick’s blade ripped through its flesh knife through like butter and the Ghoul extended its claws at him . Frederick shrieked in surprise, but drove his foot forward with one powerful thrust to draw some distance apart . Then, he brandished his green blade and a whirlwind rose from the ground abruptly . In a series of painful screeches, the Ghoul flew out and crashed into its companion .
Frederick whistled proudly . After he turned around, he realized that another Ghoul had leapt up from the wall and slashed at one of the Clerics .
Frederick yelled frantically . He always thought that Clerics were fragile and a class that wasn’t great in combat . He stood too far away from the Cleric and couldn’t assist her . At this moment, he hoped that someone around the Cleric would notice and strike the Ghoul away . But it was a pity that only a miracle could save her .
But the miracle didn’t happen—because there was no need for it .
Just an inch closer and the Ghoul’s razor-sharp claw would tear into her soft skin . However, it failed . Its claw struck an invisible barrier which deflected it in midair . The young lady was startled . She turned around in panic and saw the Ghoul rolling on the ground . Then, her behaviors were out of Frederick’s expectations . Even though she appeared nervous, she hurriedly extended her arm and in the blink of an eye, she blasted a dazzling ray on the Ghoul . The nimble Ghoul looked as though it were bound by manacles and leg-irons and couldn’t budge at all . The Cleric made a few hand gestures, and a white light beam descended from above, struck the Ghoul heavily, and turned it into ashes .
Clerics are so powerful?
Frederick couldn’t believe his eyes . Back then, he cursed Rhode inwardly for being so heartless to place a bunch of Clerics with ‘no combat abilities’ in the front lines . During the few days of staying in the fortress, Frederick knew that Rhode had been training the Clerics’ combat abilities . However, he didn’t take them seriously as he thought that the training sessions were to teach them how to protect themselves using some basic sword moves or something . But why did it seem like… this group of Clerics was much stronger than him?
Brilliance from spiritual spells and magical spells shone from above the city wall . The soldiers had calmed down from the initial chaos where they were stunned by this tactic that the Undead Army deployed . But they pulled themselves together and eliminated the Ghouls rushing up the city walls while being protected by the spiritual barrier . The Ghouls were powerful and the weakest ones were at level 30 . Their sharp claws had poisonous effects and their strong skin made them tough enemies in close combat . Due to the effects of the enchanted field, the Ghouls were weakened by more than half of their strength and were currently at around level 15 . The holy powers completely overwhelmed their mighty features and fast speed . But the only problem now was that the black rope connected to the arrows were too strong, where the soldiers’ blades and Mages’ flames were useless in removing them .
At the same time, the Undead Army slowly approached .
The fire elemental creatures were exhausted while Rhode’s water elemental creatures also couldn’t keep up . The coldness that they let off was enough to freeze a human to death, but was meaningless to the Undead Army . The Phantom Beasts snarled as they darted across the surface and shattered the Skeleton Soldiers standing in their way with their sharp claws . But the Undead Creatures seized the chance and quickly swarmed forward . They brandished their swords and lances at the Phantom Beasts and mourned their death . Observing from the top of the tower, it was apparent that darkness was slowly devouring the snow field .
“Mr . Rhode, is it about time?”
Lize clenched her fists and asked worriedly . Rhode didn’t answer instantly . Instead, he turned to Beni .
“How’s the situation, Leader Beni?”
“… Not here yet, Sir Overlord . ”
“This skeleton commander of theirs sure is careful . ”
Rhode let out a grunt . Cullen was a meticulous person . Perhaps he was baffled by the water elemental creatures that he became even more careful . But Rhode had another way to deal with him . Since he wasn’t willing to show up, he just needed to lure him out . The Undead Army was still in the probing stage, where they used this typical strategy in deploying low-level troops like Ghouls and Bone Griffins to sound out Rhode’s forces .
This was just like a card game . Both sides received their cards, laid them out, and turned them around .
Alright then . I shall start first . This is my first card . Do you want to follow, Mr . Lich?
Rhode caressed the white jade-like ring on his right index finger . At the same time, a line of system prompt emerged before him .
[Activate the Holy Spear]
Frederick brandished his sword and struck off a Ghoul who tried to climb over the city wall . On the other hand, Serena launched ice blades that took down a dozen Ghouls, and they fell off the wall in no time . The remaining Ghouls were taken down by the soldiers, but this didn’t alleviate their pressure .
“Haa… Haa… Damn it . ”
Frederick clutched his sword and watched the menacing Bone Griffins launching almost suicidal attacks on the Batfishes . Perhaps the Batfishes were advantageous in their water elemental attribute over the Flame Crows, but they weren’t experts in close combat, after all . Frederick also saw groups of Ghouls climbing to the Skeletal Trolls’ shoulders and leaping onto the ropes connected to the city walls . Even though the Skeletal Trolls moved forward slowly, Frederick knew that their encounter would happen in just a few minutes .
What should we do?
Frederick felt unprecedented fatigue and worry . The exhaustion wasn’t physical, but was more on his mental strength . This exhaustion was intensified whenever one observed the enemies charging forward without any fear of death .
If Frederick was facing human enemies, perhaps he would have thought the situation different . But even Serena also felt helpless in the face of this endless sea of Undead Creatures . They were as though drowning in a pitch-black sea and struggling instinctively . But this resistance was only temporary and they would eventually die .
Frederick couldn’t help but admire Rhode . He couldn’t imagine how it felt like to face this attack alone . He was confident that if it were him, perhaps he would have abandoned this fortress . However, what solutions did they have now?
Does he not intend to deploy the Battle Angel Army?
Frederick caught a glimpse of a dazzling radiance from the corner of his eye . He turned around curiously and was baffled .
There was a crystal sculpture of a young lady emanating a spotlessly white radiance in the deep mountain . The holy radiance grew increasingly brighter, and almost enveloped the entire sculpture . Frederick turned around and spotted the exact same scene from the other end .
What’s going on?
Frederick asked dubiously .
Then, deep, loud explosions boomed .