Chapter 167: Overwhelming Power (3)
So, Stravadi used the same strategy. He called a more heinous and terrible beast into the battlefield than the Land Worm.
Chimera, it was a terrible monster that lived in the east since long ago. This beast, which had the body of a bear with scales on its 3 heads—a lion, a griffon, and a drake. Its tail was a snake, which was huge and violent. With its shoulders nearly ten meters tall, a Chimera could easily eat even a fully grown Land Worm at one gulp. Based on the standards of the Dungeon Market, it was a monster that would be ranked 5-star.
It was a huge task for Stravadi to wake up the Chimera sleeping soundly in its nest for this battle.
In order for the Chimera to intrude at the right moment, he had to do some really meticulous calculations and sacrifice a large number of dungeon spirits.
At the end of the day, he made it. All he had to do now was to wait for the outcome of the Chimera’s attack.
He expected that the Chimera would destroy the House of Mammon’s troops completely. Of course, he didn’t expect that the battle would be over with the Chimera’s attack alone.
The moment the Chimera was killed, he planned to advance his troops in the frontline and in the rear. Then he would siege and annihilate the forces of the House of Mammon, who was severely wounded by Chimera.
Stravadi’s troops were numerically superior to Yong-ho’s forces. The number of his troops in the front and in the rear was close to 2,000. By any standards, it was impossible that Stravadi would be defeated in this battle.
The Chimera roared again. Not only Stravadi, but also Sargatanas next to him laughed happily. The Chimera, which was making an earthshaking rumble, tore away Stravadi’s dungeon spirit that angered it. As if it was still upset, the Chimera stared at the forces of the Mammon family stationed right in front of it.
Excited, the Chimera kicked the ground. Stravadi clenched his fist.
Then a huge storm of mana raged in front of them.
It was a phenomenon that occurred as tremendous mana was opened simultaneously.
A red beast jumped up toward the Chimera that jumped into the air. The muscles of its red upper body covered with gray fur expanded as if it was bursting. Its fist, fully pulled, could be called a hammer.
Something incredible happened.
The red beast’s fist struck the Chimera’s upper body hard. Hit by that punch, the Chimera, which would weigh at least dozens of tons, was thrown down on the floor. The red beast that pulled its punch could not overcome the repulsion of his punch and bounce off into the sky. It was truly a herculean punch beyond one’s imagination.
The beast’s amazing attack did not end there. A woman with gray hair ran. As soon as the Chimera hit the ground, she burst into a cheerful laughter and swung her whip sword. Like a snake that crept through the ground, her whip sword quickly wrapped around the lion-shaped Chimera’s neck. When the whip sword was released again, the Chimera’s flesh and blood covered the air. The Chimera’s neck, which had been severed to the extent that its bones were fully exposed, drooped and wobbled.
There was one more red beast. Much smaller and quicker than the first one, it soared into the air. Then it cut through the blood sprinkled by her whip sword. A lightning strike struck Griffon’s head. Its power was also as mighty as a thunderbolt.
One of Chimera’s three heads was still intact. However, it did not dare to stand up. The red beast kicked Drake’s head in succession, and the woman with gray hair wielded the whip sword to tear the snake’s tail to pieces.
The Chimera couldn’t devastate the main forces of the Mammon family. It didn’t even approach them. With Yong-ho’s main forces only ten meters away, the Chimera was almost dead and fell on the floor.
It was impossible to imagine the beast of fear dominating the eastern area being mangled by another beast.
Stravadi’s calculation proved wrong. He had to stop the operation now!
“Father-in-law!” Sargatanas urgently shouted.
Startled, Stravadi, who had been staring at the Chimera blankly, looked straight ahead.
Yong-ho’s main forces were rushing toward his troops stationed down the hill!
A black beast that could not be called a horse anymore howled in anger. A skeleton knight with black armor on swung a long ivory hammer made with a spear. The energy of purple death arose like flames.
“Rush! Surround them!” Sargatanas urgently cried.
Stravadi shook his head. He momentarily lost his mind because of the imposing posture of the rushing undead unit.
Reasonably, it was right to form a siege. However, rationality did not exist on this battlefield.
Skeleton troops charged toward them like a storm. They were too fast. Normal skeletons could not move as fast as them. Moreover, the convoy at the rear was also strange. Rather than preparing for the enemies in the rear, they quickly followed Yong-ho’s main unit as if they were in a race.
It seemed that they didn’t even worry from the beginning that the mix of their friendly forces would result in the great confusion of their formation.
Stravadi again felt confused. But he soon understood that the irrational attack by the Mammon family’s forces was actually based on rationality.
The eastern army, which collided with the skeleton unit, was literally smashed. The skeleton unit’s combat power was unusually high. It was not just the strength of one black skeleton knight at the forefront. Anybody would believe it even if the knight would be called Skeleton Warrior or even Skeleton Knight’s army.
It wasn’t simply because of the power of evolution. There was something that Stravadi could not imagine in the overwhelming combat power of the Skull unit.
Synchronization of power through the herd?
Yong-ho paid attention to the mental network that Embrio’s wolves formed among themselves. With the help of Tigrius and the wolves, he copied the network itself then formed a new group network consisting of skull troops.
Since the skull unit had a faint ego, Yong-ho could include more than two hundred skulls in the group.
Since Skull alone had to be responsible for almost all of the mana that maintained the group, it was worth the effort.
First of all, Skull and its unit were in sync. The Skull unit copied some of Skull’s combat functions through the mental network and shared combat experiences with each other.
The hardware itself was the same. But the software was literally revolutionized.
Their combat power expanded rapidly. Skeleton soldiers were almost as good as a Skeleton Warrior, and the warrior equaled the knight. The Skeleton Knight and dragon soldiers also experienced their power expanding greatly. Moreover, as they shared experiences with each other, their accumulation of evolution EXP was several times faster than before.
The Skull unit devastated the eastern army. The eastern army collapsed even before they, who got around the forest, could even attack the transportation unit led by Tigrius from behind.
As things stood now, Stravadi’s siege plan went nowhere. Moreover, the synchronized Skull forces showed a speedy movement that Stravadi could never imagine.
The transportation unit led by Tigrius passed by the Skull unit. They then disrupted the formation of the eastern army with the Black Orc unit.
The Skull unit turned. As if hundreds of them were merged into one, they changed the direction of the attack in unison. Then they made a dreadful reverse rush toward the eastern army that ran to complete the siege.
While witnessing the crazy fighting scene, Stravadi did his job based on his reason. He realized that the red beast, a wild beast, and the gray-haired woman would soon join those crazy skeleton squads and go after the remaining eastern army.
The eastern army was still numerically superior. Several times as many as them. But Stravadi felt his numerical advantage was meaningless. He needed to do something powerful to turn the tide.
Sargatanas and he himself had to lead the reserve and join the fighting. The eastern masters commanding their units on the battlefield alone were not enough to defeat Yong-ho’s forces.
His reason told Stravadi that he himself and Sargatanas were strong because they had five horns after taking the essence of all the northern masters.
“So, you can make it. You can do it!”
Sargatanas shouted again. The moment he heard it, Stravadi realized one thing.
There was one that he had to be most wary of among the Mammon family’s forces.
Nevertheless, he completely forgot this man because of what was going on before his eyes.
Stravadi raised his head. He saw the sky.
And right there the green sun was blazing down intensely! It blazed down toward Stravadi and his reserve.
It was obviously big and intense.
The moment the green sun hit the ground, the surrounding area turned into a superheated hell.
Based on Yong-ho’s standards, the current sun was smaller and weaker than the sun of the green flames he created in the fight against Embrio. It was because the absolute value of the time he gathered mana was only about one-third of the time, although he became stronger by using Kaiwan as his dungeon spirit.
However, this kind of factor did not have a big impact on the situation. Stravadi’s reserve army was burned. Stravadi fell into confusion amidst the green flames that engulfed everything in the surrounding area. The painful screaming of the soldiers, who were burned to death, tormented him.
Stravadi instinctively released mana to drive away the green flames threatening to devour him.
To protect himself from the heat, he created a curtain of mana. His mana with the attribute of chill not only repelled the green flames but also calmed him down.
Stravadi asked himself, ‘Is it possible for him to make an ideal retreat by realigning his troops in this situation?’
‘If he and Sargatanas join his forces, can they turn the tide?’
As soon as he thought it was impossible, Stravadi came up with the next plan rationally.
The moment he devised it, Stravadi shouted, “Sargatanas!”