The halo of Order was blasted from the top of the tower like a storm showering with beams, lightning, and flames that turned into a solid, unbreakable steel wall and pushed away the intruders .
At that moment, the vast grasslands surrounding the tower were completely filled with Chaos Creatures . The rate of their appearance slowly overtook the destruction of the tower . The halo of Order was released once every 30 minutes and eliminated all the threats into nothingness . But as soon as the blinding radiance dissipated, Chaos would re-emerge onto the surface and launch their attacks . The vines crawling over the tower flitted and struck the ground, sending ripples into the pond and eradicating tens of thousands of Chaos Creatures at once . But the gaps were quickly replenished by darkness .
The little bugs weren’t the only creatures that filled the sky anymore . Right now, there were also human-tall winged creatures screeching and pouncing onto the tower albeit being crushed upon every attempt . But with their persistence, cracks began to form on the surface of the tattered tower .
When Christie arrived at the platform, all she saw was endless Chaos . Dark lightning flashed before her eyes and struck the enormous flitting vines into halves . At the next moment, the broken vines regenerated while the Chaos Creatures pushed forth once again .
Although it was for only a little while, it affected the situation more than enough .
The situation was intense .
Chaos Creatures were unlike humans . They didn’t need rest and death didn’t exist in their world . The Chaos within Chaos vortexes were unlimited . On the other hand, humans would feel exhausted, frightened, and no matter how determined one was, it was meaningless if one’s physical strength couldn’t keep up . At this moment, the Chaos Creatures hurled their ferocious attacks . The defenders who were taking turns to rest had given up their breaks . After all, they lacked manpower and their defenses were taking a huge hit . If they continued to take turns and rest, perhaps Chaos would overwhelm them anytime soon .
But this couldn’t go on .
Bone-chilling winds blew in the dark sky, striking their skin like blades sharpened against stones . The deep sound of winds seemed never ending as though mourns of despair resounding in the place . The continuous battles had numbed the Bow Knights, mercenaries, and other defenders as they aimed ahead instinctively and unleashed their weapons . Their self-consciousnesses were slowly becoming indistinct . As long as a moving being showed up before them, they would simply kill it .
Although the radiance of the tinder enveloped the surroundings, countless numbers and layers of Chaos Creatures were as though a strong armor as they crashed forward like waves . Even though the radiance of Order could eliminate them, the Chaos Creatures at the rear quickly replenished the openings . Everything would be done for as soon as they reached the foot of the tower .
“Chaos… Is eventually only Chaos . This is why they seem so pathetic . ”
‘Christie’ let out a sigh . Then, she raised her right hand .
At the same time, some other battles were continuing below the tower .
“Ahhhh! Why isn’t this over yet!”
The petite little girl snarled at the omnipresent Chaos . She extended her left arm and three yellow cards flickered in her hand . Shortly after, the ground rumbled with countless earth puppets crawling out and darting forward . On the other hand, the heavy, three-meters-tall statue stood up abruptly and brandished its fists at the enemies . The little girl folded her hands together and a series of explosions erupted, engulfing everything with dazzling sparks . In the blink of an eye, the dark Chaos was shredded into bits and melted away under the brilliance of the tinder .
Heart clapped her hands at this sight . Then, she quickly lifted her sword and the ground began to tremble—enormous, deep cracks emerged and the Chaos Creatures dashing toward them fell straight into the abyss . At this moment, a wall of flame burst out of the ground and stopped them from coming closer .
“That man’s suggestion is quite useful, but…”
Heart sat on the ground at the sight of safety and wiped the sweat on her forehead . From the start, they were only responsible for cleaning up the Chaos Creatures who slipped past the net . But as time passed, they slowly felt powerless . It was fine for Heart who held the ‘earth’ cards that could manipulate the lands . This little girl learned a lot from Rhode during their special training and was capable of continuously summoning her cards . On the contrary, Haze who controlled the undead and Rain who used the ‘ice’ deck weren’t as fortunate .
I don’t think I can hang on for too long if this continues .
Although Heart was concerned about Rain and Haze, she knew that she must also be worried about herself soon . She didn’t have an Illusion Crystal like Rhode to replenish her spiritual powers . No matter if she used the earth deck for attack or defense or activated her talent rule to trigger explosions, they all consumed her spiritual powers . No matter how powerful her attacks were, she was still a little girl . A break of less than 10 minutes wasn’t enough to replenish her spiritual powers . Besides, as the Chaos Creatures became stronger, she would expend even more strength .
“Really! What’s the Sir Overlord doing? Why hasn’t he awakened the tinder… Hmm?”
Heart subconsciously lifted her head and looked at the sky above . But at the next moment, her grumbles were stuck at her throat as she witnessed a dazzling river of golden runes flowing in the night sky . Within the golden runes was a little girl in black long hair .
Heart puckered her brows . As the humanoid, she knew that little girl was brought in by that annoying overlord . Judging from her appearance, she must be his younger sister . But Heart saw that the little girl was frail and weak and shouldn’t be able to battle at all . But why was she here?
‘Christie’ raised her right hand .
The ring on her finger instantly let out a blinding radiance . Ancient, mysterious golden runes flickered and the dazzling brilliance stole the spotlight from the tinder . Not only did it capture the attention of the defenders, but the Chaos vortexes also came to a halt instantly . At the next moment, the enemies shifted their targets .
The ear-piercing screeches filled the air instantly and countless Chaos Creatures flapped their wings and barged out of the thick clouds to pounce on the little girl . They widened their mouths and revealed razor-sharp claws that could shred the fragile-looking girl into bits . However, ‘Christie’ didn’t panic at all . On the contrary, she gazed quietly at them while her purple pupils glinted in a cruel, excited, and murderous intent .
“Is that all you can do? Worthless Chaos . ”
‘Christie’ said softly . Then, she swung her right arm to the side .
The golden runes river was in fact a white, empty scroll that unrolled in midair . ‘Christie’ lifted her right hand and glimmering silver radiances coalesced into a feather pen . Then, she slowly drew on it .
The Chaos Creatures howled desperately out of fear and instead of slaughtering the little human, they crashed into an invisible barrier . At this moment, the tinder released the halo of Order and eliminated them all into dust .
“Order exists forever over Chaos . ”
‘Christie’ lowered her gaze while her hand movement was slow and steady . The drawing of the Tinder Origin emerged on the empty scroll . But unlike the old, tattered tower, there weren’t any signs of wear or cracks on this tall, majestic, tower . The white brilliance of Order enveloped the entire sky . Countless magical runes merged to form a barrier that connected to the land . The Chaos Creatures were dismantled completely without leaving any remains .
“This is the start and the end . ”
She gave a final stroke of the feather pen in her hand at the end of the scroll .
The color of white instantly engulfed the sky .
The blinding radiance purified the dark, evil sky into a milky color . The dense layer of clouds dispersed and the Chaos Creatures evaporated immediately . Not only that, but the damaged tower also slowly restored itself with the fallen walls returning to their positions . The large broken vines also crawled around the tower and after a few moments, the tower became brand new as though it was just built .
Everyone gazed blankly . No one expected this gentle little girl to be so powerful . Not only did she chase the Chaos Creatures away, but she also forcefully sealed the tunnel that the Chaos infiltrated?
‘Christie’ let out a sigh . Then, she turned around and landed gently on the platform . At this moment, Lesa and the Bow Knights rushed over .
“I’m fine . ”
Lesa asked anxiously while ‘Christie’ waved her tiny hand . Then, ‘Christie’ gazed at the young lady in white robes and said softly .
“I’m only able to seal them off for one day . Get them to rest during this period . This is all that I can do . I’ll…” ‘Christie’ lowered her head and the purple radiance from her eyes became indistinct . “… leave the rest to Master . I believe that he’ll do just fine…”
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The luxurious metallic hall was in a complete mess as the metal pipes that were lined on the walls twisted and fell to the ground while white steam spurted from their opening . However, the most glaring thing was the six-meters-tall metal spider in the center of the hall that had turned into a lifeless pile of broken metal—it was the final BOSS of the second floor . But unlike the Centipede Warden, this BOSS didn’t transform into any strange enormous creature . Even though it was still powerful, it wasn’t as insanely strong as the Centipede Warden . Since that was the case, Rhode didn’t need to waste too much time with it and instantly sent Shira to slaughter it to its death .
But even so, Rhode stood before the pile of remains in a horrible mood as though he was dying to kill someone .
The reason was simple . He failed to find something valuable .
No new equipment, techniques, runes, and even the Soul Core was shattered . Rage overtook him completely and he had never felt this disgusted .
“… Damn it…”
Rhode cursed, shaking his head to suppress his wrath . Even though he didn’t know which bastard designed the ridiculous difficulty of this dungeon, he knew that the most important matter on hand was to awaken the tinder . As long as he awakened the tinder, the entire territory would be his . Yes… Nothing was better than this reward . Compared to the territory, what was some equipment going to bring for him?
Yes . That’s right . Nothing . Nothing!
Rhode threw a punch on the wall heavily to vent his frustrations . Then, he took in a deep breath and turned to the trio .
“Let’s take a break . ”
“No problem, Leader . ”
“Yes, Mr . Rhode . ”
Anne and Lize nodded in agreement, but Marlene uncharacteristically remained in silence . Ever since she reported to him that she failed to find anything from the corpse again, she had been in silence .
Rhode puckered his brows . After all, he was aware that she didn’t like touching corpses and it seemed like something was wrong with her . He gazed at her and discovered that she was blushing and her eyes were blurred and confused .
Marlene seemed to return to her senses slightly . She lifted her head and forcefully looked at the young man approaching her . In fact, ever since they defeated the Centipede Warden, Marlene had been feeling rather unwell . The burning sensation inside her surged and as Rhode defeated every enemy here, the sensation became stronger . At this moment, it felt as though magma was flowing inside her . The scorching, extreme temperature overwhelmed her senses completely .
“I… feel… so hot…”
Marlene uttered and at the next moment, her consciousness fell into the darkest abyss .
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