The surging torrent swarmed across the land . If the magic cannons and Magic Fleet were like a crazy storm after a devastating typhoon, this rule torrent that Orchid Heart cast would be a huge wave to break the dam . The Undead Army that was still struggling to survive was instantly caught in the tide .
Duran cursed . He was no longer as high-spirited as when he arrived at the city wall . Instead, he looked unusually miserable . Celestina was almost on par with him in terms of strength . However, the lethal negative flames were so terrifying that they forced him back . Initially, he counted on the surface Undead Army to swarm forward and coordinate with him in battle . In the end, he gave up on this hope after the Battle Angel Army and Magic Fleet emerged . Vampires were unlike the Death Knights who had to finish what they started . He immediately fled at the sight of the unfavorable situation, but Celestina kept dragging him back . Now that the main forces of the Undead Army were completely annihilated, he was so frightened that he didn’t have the faith to battle anymore . He dodged Celestina’s chain sword and extended both arms—his pitch-black cape expanded and two mysterious shadows darted toward her with their razor-sharp fangs . Then, he erupted a cloud of black fog from his body that shrouded him entirely before leaping to the night sky .
However, he struck an invisible barrier as soon as he flew . He widened his eyes in astonishment and realized that it was a holy defensive barrier . Lize panted as she stood behind the barrier with a pale expression . Even though she seemed exhausted, she gritted her teeth and raised her right arm .
The fragile barrier lasted for only a few seconds before vanishing into nothingness which was also Lize’s limit . However, she had successfully stopped Duran from escaping and the latter pounced on her furiously .
At this moment, a dark lightning bolt struck and penetrated his heart from behind . Then, dark flames burned from inside-out . Duran let out a blood-curdling screech, staggered, and collapsed to the ground . The dark flames blazed and turned his body into a pile of ashes that drifted into the night sky .
Lize fell to the ground weakly . If any Undead Creature were to attack her now, perhaps she couldn’t even move a finger to defend herself . She gazed forward blankly . Not only did the flashes and growls from above the city walls weaken, but the magic cannons also gradually stopped firing . But this didn’t mean that they weren’t operating anymore . Instead, it was because the enemies were getting fewer . Lize held onto the ice-cold wall for support and looked up at the night sky . At this moment, she only had one thought .
It’s over .
Rhode, Canary, and Mini Bubble Gum came to a halt while Erin also stopped launching her attacks . They kept a distance apart and did the same action—they turned to the battlefield before the fortress . There were no signs of the Undead Army anymore . Under the bombardment of the magic cannons, Magic Fleet, and holy spears, the battlefield had been completely scorched . Moreover, the aftermath of the battle between the four legendary beings in the sky was enough to devastate the battlefield . At this moment, the battlefield no longer looked the same—the smooth slope and flat land was replaced by a 10-meters-wide and 100-meters-deep gully . The mountains collapsed and boulders rolled along the slopes . The remains of some Undead Creatures could be clearly seen at the bottom .
“Do you still want to continue, Your Highness?”
Rhode took in a deep breath and turned to Erin . The latter gazed at the human with narrowed eyes that glinted with the trace of a smile . Then, she expanded her wings .
“Since the army that requires my assistance no longer exists, there’s no reason for me to stay . ”
Erin said in a calm, gentle tone that didn’t change even during their intense battle .
“I’m glad to have this battle, two young ladies and Mr . Overlord . If it’s possible, may I know your names?”
The three of them exchanged looks with one another because Erin sounded so gentle and relaxed that it didn’t feel like a response from one who just lost a battle . It also wasn’t right to say that she didn’t care about the Undead Army at all . Back then, she had indeed tried to take down the fortress . If it weren’t for the trio, perhaps the fortress would have crumbled already . However, it also wasn’t right to say that Erin took this matter to heart . Judging from the fact that she stayed around to speak to them without fleeing immediately, it went to show that she took things philosophically . If it were Rhode, he surely wouldn’t have taken his defeat so easily .
Also, have you figured things out yet, Your Highness? This is a battle between two armies and not a party . Is it really right for you to do this?
Even though Rhode cursed inwardly, he knew that he had to answer because Erin was focusing her gaze on him . It would still be possible to refuse if it was a young lady looking at him . But the pressure that he felt from this wyvern was too much . Besides, his name also wasn’t any top secret and he knew that the Country of Darkness could almost instantly find out his identity after some investigation . He took in a deep breath and sheathed his sword .
“I’m the overlord of Paphield—Grenbell, Rhode Alander . They’re my subordinates, Canary and Mini Bubble Gum . Even though it sounds strange to say this now, I’m still delighted to meet you, Your Highness Erin . ”
“Interesting names… but you’re aware of who I am?”
Erin blinked curiously, while Rhode nodded .
“Of course, the distinguished title of the ‘Moon Princess’ has spread across the entire continent . But I didn’t expect you to show up personally . ”
“I was only here to assist someone . ”
Erin let out a chuckle and gazed behind Rhode where the Battle Angel Army was rushing forward .
“Alright then, I shall take my leave now, Mr . Rhode and both of you young ladies . I hope we can meet in a place that’s more suitable for a chat next time . ”
Erin flapped her wings and spiraled skyward before vanishing into the pitch-black darkness . The trio let out sighs of relief instantly .
“Oh gosh, it was so tough, Leader . I’m not playing anymore . I don’t wanna do something so dangerous next time . ”
Mini Bubble Gum stretched her limbs and said with some lingering fears . Canary knitted her brows slightly and nodded in agreement .
“That’s right, Rhode . If this were in the game, I’m pretty sure she’s in the top ten in terms of threat . ”
There were many times when the threat rankings of BOSSes were gravely different between players and natives . The players didn’t care about how powerful the BOSSes were . Instead, the BOSSes with outstanding combat skills and awareness were their biggest enemies . The Dark Dragon might be powerful, but he was overly-stubborn . Once the battle developed into a stage where both sides had to meet force with force, this was when Rhode and his team felt as though they were fish back in the water . Players weren’t afraid of meeting force with force . Instead, a BOSS like Erin who they couldn’t fathom, often made unpredictable moves, and was as cunning as players gave them the most headaches .
Before interacting with Erin, Rhode didn’t understand too much about her . However, after this battle, he instantly placed her in the top three of the most dangerous enemies that he would face . Initially, he, Canary, and Mini Bubble Gum thought that Erin was only dangerous with her rule power . But they didn’t expect her to be this skillful . Although she didn’t enjoy battles, this was obviously different from not being an expert in battles!
Rhode also nodded in agreement . He turned around and saw Beni leading the Battle Angels toward them . Under the moonlight, the majestic fortress seemed so ever clear as though announcing that this wasn’t a dream .
“No matter what it has finally ended . ”
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