Chapter 242: Chapter 242: Pitch-Black Earth Dragons!
A large number of black dragons quickly headed towards Ren Qi’s succubus territory.
Ren Qi discovered that not only was the aura emitted by the leading black dragon at Tier 9, but the aura emitted by the dozen or so black dragons behind it was also at Tier 9.
However, he could clearly sense that the actions of the dozen or so Tier-9 black dragons were a little stiff, but the auras on their bodies were incomparably violent.
When these black dragons arrived above these black monsters, they immediately launched their attacks. Large amounts of dragon breath shot out, quickly igniting the large number of black monsters below.
The powerful defenses of these black monsters were still unable to withstand the Tier-9 dragon breath.
Following which, the Tier-8 black dragons swarmed down, using their own bodies to enter the battlefield and engage in battle.
Ren Qi discovered that the positions of these black dragons were extremely tricky.
They could basically aim at the gaps in the scales of these black monsters, and were very proficient in their actions.
It seemed that other than the black monsters that had attacked his territory, Xu Xinghe had allowed his black dragons to devour many of the tarnished. Otherwise, these black dragons would not be so proficient in their actions.
This was clearly the experience accumulated after fighting quite a number of tarnished.
Ren Qi even suspected that Xu Xinghe had something that could track the tarnished. Otherwise, how could he have come so quickly?
After some of the black dragons killed these tarnished, they directly raised their heads and swallowed them into their stomachs.
As these tarnished entered their stomachs, the black dragons’ attacks became even more violent.
A large number of tarnished’s flesh and blood flew everywhere as they were directly torn apart by the berserk black dragons.
Meanwhile, Xu Xinghe rode the black dragon beneath him to the top of the succubus territory’s city walls.
“I was hunting in the black fog forest not far away. When I saw that there was a situation on your side, I came over to take a look,” Xu Xinghe said softly to Ren Qi.
Ren Qi nodded and said, “Thank you for coming over to support me. However, I believe that your black dragon army has devoured quite a number of tarnished, right?”
“Tarnished? Are these pitch-black monsters called tarnished? During this period of time, my black dragons have indeed swallowed a lot of tarnished,” Xu Xinghe looked at Ren Qi and said.
“You should know that there will be side effects when the army eats these tarnished,” Ren Qi looked at him and said.
In his eyes, Xu Xinghe was an ambitious person. Although swallowing these tarnished could quickly increase the combat strength of his army, it was still a bad thing.
However, if the army was not under his control, it would not be worth it.
Xu Xinghe said, “Of course, I know that. However, the mutation of the black fog makes me uneasy. If I don’t do something to increase my combat strength, I’m afraid that I will be eliminated.”
“Swallowing these tarnished can increase the strength of the army. To me, it is a rare opportunity. I will not miss it.”
Xu Xinghe didn’t know much about the black fog and didn’t know much about its mutation.
However, his intuition told him that if he couldn’t improve his combat ability quickly, he wouldn’t be able to do much in the coming era.
Hearing Xu Xinghe’s words, Ren Qi couldn’t help but sigh.
Some people’s intuition was very strong.
From the information Ren Qi had gathered, he could deduce that the appearance of the black fog twice was not a good thing.
In the future, the black fog would definitely undergo another change. When that time came, even a Tier-8 army would not cause any waves.
After thinking for a while, Ren Qi looked at Xu Xinghe and said, “I want to invite you to be my ally. I don’t know if you are willing.”
Xu Xinghe’s brain was pretty good. Moreover, he had a Tier-8 black dragon army. It was just that his luck wasn’t very good and he didn’t find any saint stones.
If he had a Dark Holy Stone, Xu Xinghe’s strength would definitely be able to display better.
This was a talent, and it wasn’t bad to take him under his wing.
Hearing Ren Qi’s words, Xu Xinghe was slightly stunned. He didn’t expect Ren Qi to rope him in.
Xu Xinghe’s expression was a little hesitant. After all, he was previously the leader of the Black Fog Alliance. Now that he was taken in as a subordinate, he felt a little strange.
However, soon after, Xu Xinghe heard Ren Qi’s next words.
“In my territory, there are Holy Stones, Elemental Holy Stones, and soul power of various elemental creatures can be converted into pure power to help the troops increase their strength.”
“As long as you become my ally, the Elemental Holy Stones can be used by you.”
“Moreover, I just received news that the Elemental Holy Stones can eliminate the mental side effects faced by the troops after they devour the tarnished. Although it cannot be completely eradicated, it can eliminate more than half of it.”
Just now, in order to show his loyalty, Han Wu had already told him that the Elemental Holy Stone could eliminate mental damages.
Xu Xinghe immediately said, “Alliance Leader Ren Qi, if you have any instructions in the future, just let me know. I will do my best.”
There was nothing he could do. Xu Xinghe wanted to haggle a little, but Ren Qi’s words really did not allow it.
And it was an Elemental Holy Stone that sounded rather awesome!
It could also eliminate the side effects of mental disorders caused by soldiers swallowing the tarnished. This made Xu Xinghe have no way of rejecting it.
It was simply too alluring!
Ren Qi nodded and accepted Xu Xinghe. To him, it was not a small harvest.
Li Tianlan’s eyes flickered when she heard Ren Qi and Xu Xinghe’s words.
Li Tianlan naturally knew about Xu Xinghe. After all, he was previously the leader of the Black Fog Alliance.
When they met last time, Li Tianlan still had a good impression of Xu Xinghe.
However, she did not expect that Xu Xinghe would actually become Ren Qi’s subordinate.
Following that, Ren Qi’s gaze fell on the black dragons that were battling the tarnished.
Some of these black dragons had devoured quite a number of the tarnished, but Ren Qi discovered that they did not have too serious a mental side effect.
“Your black dragon seems to have some resistance to the mental disorder caused by swallowing the tarnished. That black dragon has already swallowed six of the tarnished, right? It’s just that its expression is a little wild. It did not lose control.”
Hearing Ren Qi’s words, Xu Xinghe smiled and said, “I don’t know if it’s because it has swallowed quite a number of these tarnished, but my black dragon has a faint resistance to the mental disorder caused by swallowing these tarnished. The effect of the disorder has weakened quite a bit.”
Ren Qi looked at Xu Xinghe. He did not expect that this fellow’s black dragons would actually develop a resistance.
With Xu Xinghe’s black dragons joining in, the battle lines below began to push outwards.
The mithril cannons continued to fire continuously. A large number of the tarnished were directly destroyed by the mithril cannons.
The entire situation began to develop in Ren Qi’s favor.
At this moment, Ren Qi also saw that the number of tarnished that had appeared from the black fog in front of them began to decrease. It seemed that the rush was about to end.
Li Tianlan and Li Linan sighed in relief. It seemed that it would end very soon.
However, Ren Qi, who was standing at the side, did not relax in the slightest. Instead, he tensed up.
After all, in Li Tianlan’s territory, after the first wave of tarnished disappeared, the huge golden angel had appeared.
No one knew if another new tarnished would appear in the black fog.
What they were afraid of really came true.
Just as Ren Qi was staring nervously at the exit of the black fog, a huge pitch-black creature appeared..
It had a slender body, sharp claws, and a muscular body.
It was an earth dragon!
Normally, most earth dragons were Tier 8 monsters. Even among the rare variants, there were very few that could break through Tier 8.
The pitch-black earth dragon that appeared in front of them had the aura of Tier 9.
Following the appearance of the first earth dragon, more and more earth dragons began to emerge from the black fog.
These earth dragons were the same as the tarnished from before. Black fog was surging within their scales, and their expressions were crazed. Clearly, they were tarnished whose souls were so chaotic that they could not function normally.
Looking at these pitch-black earth dragons, Ren Qi heaved a sigh of relief.
As long as there wasn’t another giant golden angel appearing, it would be fine.
That thing could not be dealt with without the power of a Saint.
These pitch-black earth dragons appeared from the black fog and quickly charged toward Ren Qi’s succubus territory.
Ren Qi waved his hand and had the mithril cannons on the city wall switch their targets. He then aimed the muzzles at the pitch-black earth dragons below.
Then, without any hesitation, Ren Qi directly ordered the cannons to fire.
First, he used the cannons to test the defense of these earth dragons.
Numerous destructive light beams instantly shot out from the muzzles of the mithril cannons, swiftly heading towards those earth dragons.
A large number of energy crystal cannonballs also shot out, heading towards the place where the earth dragons were crowded.
The destructive light beams shot out from the mithril cannons were still extremely powerful. When they fell into the group of earth dragons, they directly annihilated a large number of them.
However, compared to the previous direct vaporization, although these earth dragons within the range of the mithril cannon had all died, most of their bodies had been shattered, and they had not been vaporized directly.
It seemed that the defense of these earth dragons was not weak.
A large number of earth dragons quickly moved forward and began to replace the black wave formed by the black monsters. They quickly swarmed toward Ren Qi’s succubus territory.
On the city wall, Judith began to lead a large number of elemental elves to attack.
Among them were not only the elemental elves who had passed through the Dark Transformation Pool, but also the elemental elf elders brought by the Elemental Elf Queen.
Now that the Elemental Elf Queen was recuperating in the succubus territory, these elemental elf elders naturally would not let these earth dragons affect the Elemental Elf Queen’s recuperation.
A large number of attacks landed on these earth dragons, but they didn’t cause much damage to them.
Compared to the previous black monsters, although these earth dragons were a lot fewer in number, their individual strength had definitely increased by more than 10% .
Very quickly, these earth dragons swarmed to the front of the succubus territory and began to attack the defensive light barrier raised by the Dwarf Heart.
Xu Xinghe’s black dragons could only fight these earth dragons to a one-on-one draw, but the number of these earth dragons was much higher than Xu Xinghe’s black dragons.
A large number of earth dragons appeared and immediately caused many of the black dragons to flee.
There was nothing they could do. There were too many earth dragons on the ground. To the black dragons, the threat was too great.
They could only fly into the air and attack the earth dragons from the air.
Although it was much weaker than attacking them directly from the ground, it was still better than nothing.
Just as Ren Qi frowned and was about to invite the Dark Elf Queen, a ray of light rose from the Five Elements Teleportation Array.
Following that, the Dark Elf Queen and a large number of dark elves appeared in Ren Qi’s succubus territory.
The previous battle had already attracted the attention of the Dark Elf Queen, who immediately came over to provide support.
The Dark Elf Queen brought the dark elves directly to the city wall. Without speaking to Ren Qi, she directly rushed toward the bottom of the city wall.
Large amounts of pitch-black vines began to break out of the ground in front of Ren Qi’s succubus territory, continuously piercing through the earth dragons in front of them.
The dark elves who had come to the top of the city wall also began to launch their own attacks.
One attack after another landed on the earth dragons in front of them, continuously harvesting the lives of these earth dragons.
At this time, Ren Qi realized that a large number of Tier-9 experts had already appeared among the dark elves.
It seemed that the Dark Elf tribe had gained a lot from using the Elemental Holy Stone.
With the support of the Dark Elf Queen and the Dark Elf tribe, the situation had finally stabilized.
However, Ren Qi’s brows were still tightly furrowed.
This was because although the frequency of the earth dragons that appeared from the black fog was not as high as the black monsters from before, they were still continuous and did not stop.
No one knew how many of these earth dragons would appear before they would stop.
Elise forced her weak body to continue flying in the sky, sprinkling pitch-black hellfire.
However, the power of the hellfire that Elise released was not at its strongest. It would not be able to quickly burn the earth dragons that had higher defense.
The hellfire could only attach itself to the bodies of the earth dragons and burn them slowly, causing continuous damage.
However, it would take some time to burn them to death.
Elise frowned. If she had not used her Equilibrium power to weaken the succubus army, the succubus army would definitely be able to stabilize the situation if they joined the battle now.
At the very least, the battle line would be diverted to the enemy’s defense line instead of being pulled back and forth like now.
Thinking of this, Elise quickly returned to Ren Qi’s side.
“Master, I can still use Equilibrium to raise all the succubus to my current strength!”
Although Elise was still weak, she still had the strength of a Tier 9 being.
As for the other succubi, due to their weakened state, most of their strength had fallen below Tier 9. Some Tier-8 succubi had even dropped to Tier 6.
By using the power of Equilibrium once again, the surrounding succubi could all be raised to Elise’s current Tier-9 combat strength, which could greatly alleviate the situation on the battlefield.
However, before Ren Qi could speak, Maggie said from beside him, “No, Sister Elise, you are still in a weak stage. Although the Equilibrium is powerful, if you use it in a weakened state, it will cause irreversible damage to you.”
“At that time, even if Master replenishes your essence energy, it will not be able to undo that irreversible damage. You will suffer from serious sequelae.”
Hearing Maggie’s words, Ren Qi also said, “In that case, you don’t need to use the power of Equilibrium anymore. Although the situation is a little critical now, it is still within our control. You don’t need to risk your life.”
Although the current battle line was pulling back and forth, as long as it could be stabilized, they would be able to continuously destroy these earth dragons.
Although these earth dragons were still coming out in an endless stream, it was definitely impossible for them to last forever.
As long as they waited for these earth dragons to stop appearing, it would be fine.
If these earth dragons broke through, they could just use the mithril cannon to fire a few more times to block the attack.
Compared to letting Elise forcefully use the Equilibrium, which would leave behind serious side effects, Ren Qi still chose not to be stingy with the energy crystal cannon.
After all, Elise was the most powerful force in the succubus territory. Ren Qi had high hopes for her and hoped that she would be the first to enter the Saint-tier. Naturally, he would not let Elise do this.
Although Elise wanted to alleviate the current situation, Ren Qi’s orders were the most important to her. She could not disobey them.
However, the pressure on the Dark Elf Queen became greater.
In the current situation, the succubus army could not display much of its strength. Meanwhile, the Black Flood Dragon clan and the Black Turtle Clan led by Ao Xing and Han Wu had gone berserk for a period of time after devouring a large number of tarnished. However, they were already in a weakened state.
The only ones who could display their combat strength now were Li Tianlan’s five elemental thunder qilins, Li Linan’s dwarves, the elemental elves and dark elves.
Lastly, there were Xu Xinghe’s black dragons and the Dark Elf Queen below.
Compared to other combat powers, the Dark Elf Queen’s half-step Saint-tier strength was naturally the most effective.
After all, the defense of these earth dragons was also very strong. Only the Dark Elf Queen, who had half-step Saint-tier combat power, could easily break through their defense and quickly kill them in large numbers.
However, there were simply too many of these earth dragons, and the Dark Elf Queen herself was a little busy.
Moreover, the Dark Elf Queen had also suffered quite a number of injuries during the battle with the giant golden angel.
As time passed, the Dark Elf Queen was already beginning to feel that she could not hold on any longer.
The battle line once again began to shift toward Ren Qi’s succubus territory.
At this moment, an angry roar suddenly came from behind the pitch-black earth dragons.
Following that, a huge figure rapidly expanded, forming a giant-like figure.
Although this figure was in the shape of a human, it was very ferocious. The muscles on its body were like pieces of wriggling rotten meat, looking very disgusting.
However, this figure emitted a Tier-9 aura.
Just as Ren Qi and the others thought that a new tarnished had appeared, this giant-like figure began to attack the surrounding earth dragons.
Its huge hands suddenly grabbed the earth dragons and tore them in half.
Ren Qi raised his eyebrows. Wasn’t this guy too powerful?
At this moment, Ren Qi saw a figure appear on the shoulder of the giant-like figure in front of him.
Ren Qi was stunned when he saw the figure clearly. He couldn’t believe his eyes.
It was Yang Mei!