Chapter 111: Death Meteor
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The group of people’s attention was diverted at once as Brother Da’s distraction plan succeeded. Qin Ruo stopped talking and continued to keep a close eye on the battlefield. Even though they had doubts in their hearts, for now, they were not concerned with Qin Ruo’s remarks that raised many questions…
Meanwhile, there was a huge turn of events on the battlefield!
Four Eight Gods Clan parties advanced at full force simultaneously, as the pressure on the Gargantuan Demoncroc’s side mounted, with half of the Tier 4 Devilcrocs either killed or injured. As such, they no longer posed a threat to the Eight Gods Clan…
If it were not for the pulling force in the swamp and AoE attack cast by the Gargantuan Demoncroc, Eight Gods Clan might have annihilated the Devilcrocs and focused on attacking Gargantuan Demoncroc by now!
Without the Devilcrocs protection, the Gargantuan Demoncroc alone is certainly not able to withstand all those attacks from hundreds for Tier 4 players. Losing is just a matter of time. The onlookers mused.
Many were anxious as they signaled Citadel’s players with their eyes—warning them if they did not interfere soon, they would lose the Boss!
However, those Citadel players who had experience in taking on the Gargantuan Demoncroc remained silent, while nervously looking at the Overlord. They had no intention of interrupting the battle between Eight Gods Clan and the Gargantuan Demoncroc.
As the rest had never encountered the creature before, they had zero knowledge of what it was capable of and its abilities!
Even though the Gargantuan Demoncroc was a mere Tier 3 Overlord with the ability level equivalent to a Tier 4 Boss, it had a terrifying power in Devil’s Swamp!
Since the Gargantuan Demoncroc had not used its trump card, it proved that the creature was not in dire states yet…
Once it was used, hah! Eight Gods Clan would lose an entire team!
It would be more feasible to launch an ambush when that happens than disrupt the plans of Eight Gods Clan now.
Qin Ruo had already shifted his focus away from Devil’s Snare and the other Herbs, as was he anxiously waiting for the moment Gargantuan Demoncroc unleashes its full power.
However his target was different from that of others!
His colleagues who were filled with hatred and resentment thought that the best way to get revenge was to thwart the Eight God Clan’s members to encircle the Gargantuan Demoncroc and kill more Hunters…
Yet to Qin Ruo, aside from causing havoc, he would rather try to regain everyone’s losses from the opponent instead of continuing the struggle over Gargantuan Demoncroc and wasting skills attacking each other.
Although the Eight Gods Clan’s members collected their drops immediately, they still stood a chance… As long as the situation becomes more chaotic and more players are killed, they could take the risk to grab some good equipment from their enemies.
If this method was used on any other occasion, it would lead to endless hostility between Clans. However, since the Citadel employees were already fighting to their last breaths, they did not any inclination of showing mercy to the Eight Gods Clan and could use harsher ways to go against them. Ideally, the final outcome would be Eight Gods Clan not gaining anything in Devil Swamp but also lose many pieces of equipment and drop in levels.
After revealing his plan, the majority of them nodded in agreement. However, there were still two voices that objected.
“I came here for revenge, not to collect equipment.”
“Hmph, I don’t give a damn about the equipment. If you wanted to collect equipment, then I’ll go find the others!”
Qin Ruo glanced at the man and woman who spoke. He had never seen them before, so they might not be from his department in the company. Yet looking at them gnashing their teeth, he believed they must have been holding back their anger today—it would be not easy to persuade them.
Hence he agreed and said, “That’s fine too! You may go and pick a fight with them and in turn aid in our operation. If your equipment drops, we might provide compensation. But please remember…”
“You are there to harm them, not kill them!”
Both of them did not expect Qin Ruo to give them such a response. Not only did he allow them to leave the party, but also freed them of any worries. Happily, they quickly nodded and moved toward Qin Ruo’s directed route, to meet up with the closest Citadel players.
After a Priest and a Swordsman left, Qin Ruo was only left with nineteen people behind him—at least that was the number in his heart.
While they were talking…
Tier 4 Devilcroc were beginning to respawn everywhere on the battlefield! They constantly respawned and appeared nearby the party—even charging all of a sudden from the hidden marsh traps, which instantly made the situation complicated as players were killed frequently in battle.
As the four parties of Eight Gods Clan were dealing with the Devilcroc that were charging at them from all directions, they also had to face the sly “Gargantuan Demoncroc” carefully. This big guy had been avoiding a direct battle with players from the beginning and had been sending its “subordinates” as cannon fodder to wear down the Eight Gods Clan’s members—sneaky bastard!
Outside the battlefield, Eight Gods Clan’s people were frowning. An Overlord was indeed not that easy to handle—more than four hundred people had been fighting but almost half killed!
Eight Gods secretly blamed his unforgiving enemies for the continuous disturbances. Otherwise, he would have dispatched more elite members to encircle the Boss—what was the point of these sort of offensive attacks now? Despite being disheartened, he did not waste a single minute. He quickly ordered a Priest to resurrect dead players while commanding a few senior members to take lead two parties in providing backup…
There were still four parties guarding the area, which would be sufficient to cope with many unexpected situations!
Once the elite party arrived, they immediately eased into the main battlefield with an extremely powerful force as the Tier 4 Devilcroc did not even have the slightest power to resist their attacks. The chaotic battle was instantly quelled.
At this moment…
An unexpected thing happened!
The Gargantuan Demoncroc that had been hovering behind dozens of Devilcroc suddenly jumped high up and entered the water head-first. As water and mud splashed all over, it disappeared!
Qin Ruo stood up in an instant, issuing the command to the people behind him. Meanwhile, several groups in the jungle area of Devil’s Swamp also assumed combat stance simultaneously.
Unlike Qin Ruo’s side, these groups did not even use Defensive spells as they rushed into the battlefield from several different directions…
Eight Gods Clan’s members had their focus on the Gargantuan Demoncroc and thus did not pay extra attention to their opponents. It was only when they had spotted players jumping them simultaneously that they realized something was terribly wrong.
“Quick! Stop them!!”
Eight Gods Clan’s members chased after them immediately from the rear…
However, something happened. As hundreds of Eight Gods Clan’s members had just begun to react, a powerful surge of magical power rose up, surrounding the Eight Gods members.
Right after that, Frostramparts and Earthramparts appeared out of nowhere and blocked their path.
The very next moment, violent winds blew across the swamp. Water splashed as mud was unearthed and joined the dried leaves and danced along with the force of the wind. It was not a regular wind. It was a storm. The surroundings were immediately clouded with mud and water particles, reducing the visibility down to almost a meter’s distance.
Eight Gods Clan members, who were in charge of keeping an eye out for the group of enemies from Citadel, were extremely frustrated.
Although they knew that the enemies would want to see them fall, but to have them completely annihilated during the boss fight was just too much for the Eight Gods to handle. From another perspective, the boss was helping the enemies of the Eight Gods! They were already accustomed to anger and frustration.
A single Tier 3 Overlord and a couple of troublemakers had cost several Eight Gods Clan members! It was a battle that was not worth the trouble!
Just when a group of players had entered the quiet battlefield; the monsters that had mysteriously disappeared without anyone noticing had suddenly resurface behind the perfect formation of the Eight Gods attacking force.
With a loud rumble, the AoE attack Spikeweed suddenly appeared, causing splatters of blood in the center of Eight Gods Clan’s party!
Amidst the terrified scream, white light rose one after another. They had clearly underestimated the Overlord. Gargantuan Demoncroc’s attack was not that easy to endure.
The moment Spikeweed appeared, a huge roar erupted as the Gargantuan Demoncroc suddenly broke out from the swamp in front of them. Its more than ten-meter long body which was like a gigantic earthy yellow iron rod, jumped up high! After rising into the air like a log, it then landed itself with a thundering manner onto a group of Eight Gods Clan players who were unable to evade in time!
The ground shook, as a few unlucky fellows who failed to dodge were being directly pressed under its body. In a split second, two ten-meter wide and five-meter-tall Frostramparts burst out of the ground.
With Gargantuan Demoncroc as the center, a powerful shockwave burst out, sending more than ten members of the Eight Gods Clan flying. Those that were send off their feet had turned into a pillar of light before they could even land.
It was an instant-kill!
At this moment, close to a hundred Citadel players started advancing from several directions toward the battlefield where the Gargantuan Demoncroc was rampaging…
A few groups of Eight Gods Clan members that were going to rush into the battlefield to provide aid were stunned as they saw their enemy re-appear. They could not help but shiver as they acknowledged the enemies were coming in, kamikaze style.
In that moment of hesitation, the Gargantuan Demoncroc suddenly roared and lifted its head exposing its huge and white neck. A huge vortex appeared instantly in the air.
Those that were still alive and fighting instantly went pale…
Tier 5 AoE Earth Magic – Death Meteor!!!