The moment the Death Knight sent the shield flying, Rhode, Sereck, and Celia had already made their move .
The trio had plenty of fighting experience . They wouldn't wait for Anne to lose before beginning their attack . In fact, they had already approximately estimated how long she could hold before losing .
They dashed towards the Death Knight in different directions, aiming their weapons towards its weak spots .
Facing three opponents at the same time wasn't something easy even for the Death Knight . However, as an undead, he had a natural home ground advantage which he unhesitatingly utilized .
Darian's right hand held out his lance to the front, and at the same time, he waved his left hand and blocked Celia's attack . As for the other two, Darian ignored them, giving both a chance to slash his shoulder and abdomen .
Celia's attack was naturally imbued with the Holy Element; Darian turned his head and noticed that a silver flame was burning on his left arm . However, he easily shook it off and threw the residue sparks towards Rhode and Sereck .
The both of them intended to take advantage of this moment and critically injure the Death Knight, but they couldn't help retreat when the Death Knight counterattacked .
That was the most troublesome part of the undead; they didn't feel pain . If Darian were a living creature, even if he didn't die, he would have at least became disabled . But to a Death Knight, an attack of this caliber was only enough to leave scars on his body .
While the Death Knight repelled the three attackers, at the same time, his right arm thrust his lance towards Anne as if it was a different entity altogether .
The sharp tip shot through the air and lunged towards Anne's body . A golden barrier appeared before her, but it only lasted less than two seconds before shattering apart .
A silver light silently passed through her body .
Lize almost fainted when she saw Anne impaled by the lance . Anne curled her body while her legs began to fall to the ground as though she had no strength left to stand .
However . . .
"Hmm . . . ?"
The Death Knight narrowed his eyes and glanced towards the fallen Shield Warrior . That was the first time he lost focus to look at a living creature that was apparently supposed to be dying .
The next moment, a dazzling bright light shot up into the sky, penetrating through the layers of dark clouds .
Anne wasn't kneeling on the ground .
Instead, both of her hands were grabbing onto the tip of the lance as blood streamed down her arm and face . She lifted her head slowly and stared at the Death Knight with resolution in her eyes, even the smile that she always had was now back on her face .
"I finally caught you . "
The Death Knight tried to retrieve his lance, but he realized that it wouldn't budge an inch . He was shocked; he even thought that the person before him wasn't human . Even after using all his strength, he couldn't cause her to move .
Meanwhile, Rhode didn't have time to admire her courage . Any slightest hesitation on his part might cause Anne's effort to go down the drain . When the Death Knight was distracted, he activated Shadow Flash and appeared beside the undead . The bloodied sword in his hand soared through the air and slashed towards the Death Knight's chest .
The Death Knight sensed that this move was dangerous, so he decisively abandoned his main weapon and unsheathed a sword on his waist to parry the incoming attack .
Clang!! Sparks flew all over the place . Faced with the immense strength of the Death Knight, Rhode was sent flying and only stopped after rolling on the ground . However, even though his attack failed, there were no panic or uneasiness in his eyes . On the contrary, he had a smirk on his face when he saw the Death Knight's left shoulder . While he hadn't been able to mortally wound the Death Knight, he still managed to leave quite a deep gash on it .
"Damn you living creature! I will make you taste eternal . . . "
Before the Death Knight could finish, Sereck made his move!
After losing strength in one of its arms, the Death Knight couldn't entirely block the next attack .
A torrent of swords fell from the sky like lightning bolts . However, Sereck wasn't a fool, he knew that though the Death Knight had lost a little of its strength, he still couldn't be underestimated .
Thus, before the rain of swords landed on the Death Knight, he condensed them into one thick bolt of lightning before thrusting it out .
Sereck's moves had always been flashy . These moves were highly effective on creatures that were easily prone to fear, like humans . But when facing against undead who were often resistant against fear, flashy moves were mostly meaningless . To put it simply; it was akin to showing a blind man a Van Gogh painting .
The Death Knight reacted quickly by lifting his sword to block the lightning bolt . He could feel the feedback from resisting the attack, which meant that he successfully directed most of the damage away from his body . Then, as long as he could . . .
A terrifyingly huge tear appeared on the chest of the Death Knight .
Darian stared at his chest, and at the sword that was burning with holy flames . Then, he raised his head and looked at Sereck's attack that he had blocked . Though it was too late, he had finally realized what happened .
First, this cunning living creature was just a decoy .
Second, he forgot about the angel .
Third, he is finished . . .
The silver flame on his chest suddenly burst into an inferno . The Death Knight tried to open his mouth to let out the final throes of his existence, but the fire had already engulfed most of his vocal cords .
Darian then laid to rest for all eternity .
The silver flame spread to the sky, even the clouds were shining brightly under its light .
However, Lize wasn't in the mood to watch this beautiful scene . When the Death Knight gave up his lance, Lize already ignored the danger and dashed to Anne's side . Although she already prepared her heart, Lize still couldn't help but hold her breath .
Anne had already fallen to the ground . After the Death Knight gave up his weapon, she had no more strength to harass him . The thick lance left a shocking injury on her abdomen . When Lize arrived beside her, she saw Anne clenching her teeth while she pulled out the terrifying weapon that was lodged in her body .
Puff! The lance was finally out, but it was followed by a huge wave of blood that gushed out from the wound . Anne bit her lips and reached out her trembling hand in an attempt to plug the wound .
"Anne!! Don't move, quickly lie down!!"
Lize screamed when she saw Anne trying to move . She immediately cast several healing spells on her, but it somehow didn't seem to work . One hand was pressed against her wound, while the other supported her body . Then, out of a sudden, a roar escaped from her mouth .
From Lize's perspective, it was only natural as the pain must be unbearable . She ignored it and continued casting healing spells on her .
However, Anne's body was starting to lean towards the side . It didn't seem like she was disturbed by the pain; instead, it was as though she was desperately trying to flee .
"Don't . . . come . . . near…"
Anne growled, but the intense pain made her unable to continue . Even her voice subconsciously distorted .
"Don't . . . co . . . he . . a . . Big sis . . . go . . go aw…"
Her right hand clenched tightly onto the dirt .
"Go, go away, quick, qu,qui!!"
At that moment, Lize finally realized that Anne was acting strangely . She raised her head to look, but at that moment, Anne used whatever strength she had left to push her away .
"Get away from me!!"
Lize, who was caught off guard didn't stand against Anne full power . She flew quite a distance and fell to the ground .
Lize was in a daze . She couldn't even figure out what was happening . Wasn't she helping Anne to cure her wounds? Why is she here? That's right? Anne?
Lize quickly lifted her head . After that, what she saw caused her to be dumbstruck .
Anne crawled on the ground, her body trembling . She didn't know whether she was imagining things but Lize saw that Anne started to grow in size .
It wasn't her imagination .
Her beautiful green pupils changed, replaced with a green slit reflected the moonlight and brought an indescribable coldness . Anne kept staring at Lize like this, then she looked up to the sky and opened her mouth .
Followed by a cry, her armor ripped apart; her face began to change, and a layer of fur grew on her naked body . After a moment, what was left of her was a three-meter-long black giant wolf!
It stood up and looked up at the sky .
The sudden howl echoed throughout the valley, giving everyone a terrible shock .