Chapter 932 - Gathering of talents
The Three Horned Beasts continued killing. They had the passive skill [Bone Breaking Technique] which could rely on its 22,500 attack power to break apart the defense of any heavy-armored player. The frontline players couldn't block them at all and could only rely on the healing from healers to hold on. [Zhan Long] players were still okay. Meng Yao, Yue Yao Yan, and One Second Hero all could handle them. From the backline, Dong Cheng Yue, Dancing Forest, and Lian Po dealt terrifying amounts of damage. Row after row of Three Horned Beasts fell in front of us and we were barely able to block the wave of attacks.
The [Icy Wings] effect shone in the night sky. My Zhen Yue Blade, along with blade energy, slashed into the Three Horned Beast crowd. I was on the frontlines, trying to restrict the firepower of the Three Horned Beast to reduce the losses of the [Zhan Long] and the Royal Army troops. At this moment, the Tian Ling City NPC army couldn't take it anymore. Row after row of Flame Dragon Cannons and Dragon Crystal Cannons were pushed out. The rumbling of cannons exploded out and a thick gunpowder scent spread all around. The Dragon Crystal Cannon attacks caused the Three Horned Beasts to cry out. What was shocking was that the life force of the Three Horned Beasts was really strong and even after being hit, they roared out and continued to charge. Unfortunately, fighting at low health wasn't a good thing and they were killed really quickly instead of contributing to the players’ experience.
On the Fire Axe Army camp, Marquis Louis rode his warhorse. His face was green as he shouted, "Shoot those warships, I want to see how many more they can send for us to sink!"
Luo Te nodded his head, "Yes, Father! Men, order the Heavy Cannon Unit to fire!"
At the side, Q-Sword frowned and said, "Marquis, we have limited ammo. Shouldn't we conserve some? If we waste them on the Sea Demon Race, how will we deal with Luo Ding and Lei Ding's troops?"
Louis laughed coldly and said, "Major Beichen doesn't need to worry, we will deal with it when the time comes. Don't worry, even if Luo Ding and Lei Ding come together, our Tian Ling Empire’s million troops won't lose either. Moreover, Royal Army commander Li Xiao Yao dug many Dragon Crystals at Flaming God Mountain. He split half of it with the empire. We will be able to get 2,000 cannons. To protect the lives of the Fire Axe Army generals, we should use the cannons now, right?"
Although Q-Sword was a major, the status of the Fire Axe Army was far lower than that of the Royal Army. He could only nod his head, "Marquis can decide on this on your own, I am just reminding you."
"Don't worry, General Beichen should just go all out and fight."
Looking into the distance, there were many cannons pushed out at the Fire Dragon Army camp. Long Zhong was a more honest person and only used the Flame Dragon Cannons; he conserved the Dragon Crystal Cannons. Rows of Flame Dragon Cannons fired towards the shore, reducing a lot of pressure for the Fire Dragon Army and [Legend]. It also resulted in [Rising Sun Like Blood] being in a bad state. Facing the attacks of the Three Horned Beasts, Wang Ze Cheng, Call Me Master, Free Time, Su Yan, and the Ice Spirit Cavalry couldn't take it anymore. Maybe around ten thousand of them died?
Wang Ze Cheng only focused on the growth of the guild and lacked the army system such that his achievement points were really low. His position was non-existent in the Empire. Thus, no NPC army supported him. Without the support of Heavy Cannon Units, no matter how strong [Rising Sun Like Blood] was, it was inevitable for them to suffer heavy losses.
In the distance, cannon fire shot out. At the edge of the [Flying Dragon] camp, the cannons of the Autumn Harvest Army were shooting at the Sea Demon Race. Drunken Spear held his blade and charged all about. In comparison, even [Flying Dragon] was having a better time than [Rising Sun Like Blood].
On the contrary, our [Zhan Long]...
We were at the top of the China Region. With the strong Royal Army beside us, although it was difficult to block the Three Horned Beasts, we were still able to do so.
Compared to other large guilds like us, the small and medium-sized guilds were tough to look at. The shore stretched for hundreds of miles and there were scenes of Three Horned Beasts killing players all over the place. There were many of them who entered the Tian Ling City base, but after they got deep in, a bunch of players would surround one to kill them. After all, there were more players than Three Horned Beasts.
Along with the many tragic roars, the Three Horned Beasts died in front of the [Zhan Long] frontlines. Many streaks of experience light flew toward the players and all sorts of different colored equipment dropped. The attacks were already at the end, and nothing could be changed. Li Mu, Wang Jian, Old K, and the [Zhan Long] generals got more and more ferocious and they claimed life after life.
Yue Qing Qian held her dagger, each [Chain Attack] killed one Three Horned Beast. After a while, she retreated to my side and smiled, "Brother Xiao Yao, we have defended this wave. However, the side guild has lost 10 thousand people..."
I nodded my head, "Yeah. Losses are unavoidable, it is training. Dying to monsters and losing a level is better than being killed by players outside."
"Right!" Yue Qing Qian smiled and nodded, "Brother, speaking of which, only [Zhan Long] and the Royal Army are killing here. Why don't you use the Dragon’s Den Army in Fan Shu City? The Cliff Dragon Cavalry and Flame Hawk Archers should be much stronger than the Royal Army troops. With them defending we would lose much more..."
I jumped off the horse and walked up to pat Yue Qing Qian's shoulder and said, "Qing Qian, you do not know that even if the Cliff Dragon Cavalry and Flame Hawk Archers kill people, they can't level up. Their stats won't increase either. The Royal Army and players are different. We can learn how to use skills and how to get close and coordinate with one another while the Royal Army levels when they kill. That’s why I’m not using the Dragon’s Den Army — their attacks would always be the final lethal blow!"
Yue Qing Qian smiled and nodded, "Understood. Brother Xiao Yao, look at your achievement points, you are number 1 again..."
I took a look. Truthfully, even this was known as the Rage of the North. It was the Hybrid Demon Territories attacking the south empire. The warships that had rested up for a long while couldn't take it anymore and wanted to battle. This represented the full server rankings — it was right at the top right on the world interface. One could find it by just clicking on it!
Rage of the North Leaderboard...
1. Xiao Yao Zi Zai (China) Achievement Points: 2,014
2. Clear Black Eyes (India) Achievement Points: 1,890
3. Fang Ge Que (China) Achievement Points: 1,801
4. Mu Xin (Russia) Achievement Points: 1,764
5. Sky Rose (America) Achievement Points: 1,740
6. Rhythm of the Rain (America) Achievement Points: 1,711
7. Drunk Maple (India) Achievement Points: 1,672
8. Cang Yue (China) Achievement Points: 1,670
9. King_Lee (Korea) Achievement Points: 1,620
10. Smile (England) Achievement Points: 1,579
Although I was temporarily at the top of the leaderboards, it didn't look that stable. There were people who were really close behind, and China only had three in the top ten. The rankings proved that there were experts all around. If we continued to be arrogant, then we were really like frogs at the bottom of the well. Iron Skull City was our biggest enemy as Sky Rose and Rhythm of the Rain both were on the board. If I was correct, their Country Weapon — Aisha's Staff, was in Rhythm of the Rain's hand. Her points were even higher than that of Dong Cheng Yue. That was enough to see that the mage wasn't weak.
I frowned and said, "The India Region people still joined in?"
Yue Qing Qian nodded, "Yeah, I just found out. When we were preparing to fight, Clear Black Eyes and Drunk Maple sent many players over the War God River towards Tian Ling City. They headed around Magic Dragon’s Nest and Zi Wu Mountain. They are defending east of us. However, there aren't many of them, not exceeding 500 thousand people. They were all the elites of [Conquer the World] and [Beautiful Life]."
I took in a deep breath, "Now isn't the time for war, so we can let them go. If Clear Black Eyes and Drunk Maple didn't even have the chance to level up and do events, they would revolt even earlier."
Yue Qing Qian's lips curled and she smiled, "Brother Xiao Yao, have you thought of any way to let Clear Black Eyes and Drunk Maple not attack the China Region? Instead, you could make them try to deal with the Korean and Japanese players?"
I also smiled as I turned my head and looked at the smart girl, "It’s very simple. We sow discord among them."
Yue Qing Qian smiled, "Alright, Sister Cang Tong also said the same thing. However, it really is easier said than done."
"Let's just look on and speak after this event."
Not long later, all the Three Horned Beasts were wiped out on the south shore of the Sea of No Return. It also announced that the Luo Ding’s to use the Sea Demon Race to attack Tian Ling City had failed.
[Zhan Long] was busy collecting the gold and war rewards. Han Yuan, Xiao Lie, Long Xing, and Xia Ye all roared out orders. They suffered too many casualties and needed a ton of medics. Tian Ling City had many, but it was definitely not enough for wartime such that they could only grit their teeth and bear the pain.
In the back, smoke bellowed. The Chef Unit was cooking. Players could not eat but the NPCs needed to eat every day. If not, they would have no more strength to fight.
In the distance, the Violent Thunder Army, Fire Axe Army, and Dragonling Army roared out. They suffered far more losses than us. No one expected that the Tian Ling Empire would welcome such a huge tribulation after the rebuild. Regardless of whether we could push Luo Ding and Lei Ding back, the Tian Ling Empire was destined to suffer heavy losses.
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