Chapter 134: Chapter 133: God of Destruction’s Descendant Part III
“They’re everywhere…” There were so many of them that I couldn’t see all of them in the distance.
“Yeah, there really are a lot of them,” Muskan agreed as she walked up next to me. She calmly watched as the enemy approached. I didn’t know what she was thinking nor going through, as I wasn’t her, but being the whole reason for this war should at least make her nervous. A hundred thousand soldiers were going to fight soon.
I turned to look at her. She must have noticed me staring, and turned to face me with a smile.
“It’s because I believe. I have to believe. Don’t you think so?” she said. I hadn’t said anything to her, but she spoke as if she knew what I was thinking.
She didn’t wait for a reply, turning around and leaving. I let her go and turned back to the front.
-I don’t know which is the real her.-
I’ve met many people when I had joined this war. I met Lagus Aman, who was famous even in my past life, and met the guild masters of the guilds of the upper castes. I met people I could never have dreamt about meeting in my past life, but the weirdest person I’d met so far had to be Muskan.
She was stupid and had her head in the clouds. She also had poor situational judgment; everything she had done so far attested to those facts. Would she be able to use her God of Destruction’s Descendant skill once it completed? Would she be able to bring about a new social hierarchy system? Would she be able to become everything that people believed her to be? I found myself asking those questions. I wondered if she and all of these soldiers were fighting for no reason.
It would have been better if I had the skill instead. I could put it to better to use than she ever could, but in the end, people still believed in her. That included Lagus, the Ravi Guild, and all of the lower castes.
I laughed to myself. I believed that I had been somewhat reasonable after I came back in time. I had helped the Sunbin Guild in the hope that I could have them owe me a favor; I defeated the Blood Prince solely because I saw him as an obstacle in my path to greatness; I only defeated the San Tuan Guild because I knew I could.
This time was different. Nothing was reasonable about my being here. It didn’t make sense for someone with my ambition and greed to stay here. I should be getting out of here and hope that the enemy would kill her since I couldn’t do it myself, even if she was fighting for her oppressed people.
Of course, that part had concerned me at first, and while I thought she had a skill that made me think favorably towards her, I was an Unrivaled deva; that didn’t work on me.
And I didn’t think of her favorably; I thought she was an idiot. She was just lucky to find an overpowered skill. Nothing about her made sense.
“Well, there’s not that much time left anyway. I might as well do what I can.” I made my decision even though I knew I knew it wasn’t reasonable for someone of my standing. Something just told me that I had to. I just had that feeling, and that feeling hasn’t let me down yet.
“So this is where you were.” Lagus came up from behind me.
“They’ll make their move in less than an hour now.”
“Then we should start getting ready, as well.”
Their alliance had made its announcement two hours prior that it wouldn’t hurt anyone who decided to surrender and turn away now. Whoever remained would be obliterated. However, not a single Ravi Guild member or any of the devas who had come to help the Ravi Guild had left.
“Then I’ll be relying on you once again and… thank you and I’m sorry about everything. Thanks to you, we’ve managed to survive another day and found our will to keep fighting. I will definitely repay your kindness.”
“Don’t worry about it. It’s natural to do the best I can, as I said I’d help.”
“Thank you. I’ll be relying on you until the end.”
The Ravi Guild had only me and Lagus to rely on in this upcoming battle. We were the key that would ultimately decide on the flow of the battle, which was why we were each assigned 200 guards of our own. They were healers and supporters who would focus on keeping us alive rather than fighting in the battle.
I headed right and Lagus headed left to our pre-assigned positions. Our side lost in numbers, we could not afford to get ourselves surrounded, and had no choice but to plan to attack separately. That also meant we would have to cover a larger area on our own.
“The enemy approaches!”
“Hold your positions! Don’t waste your energy yet!” The Ravi Guild could barely slow 40,000 soldiers from crossing the Manori Creek during the first fight; it would be impossible to stop 80,000 soldiers. It would be better to reserve their strength for the fight ahead than to waste it on trying to break the ice bridge.
At that moment, Sandip’s voice echoed across the battlefield. “We can lose! We can fail! We can die because we’ll have done our best and showed that we won’t back down! That’s how I feel! Am I alone in this?”
“Then let’s show them. Let’s show them all how we’ll change our world!”
Every time I watched Sandip or Rahul act, I always thought that guild masters were amazing. I doubted that I could ever raise a guild’s morale or spirits with words alone if I ever had to lead a guild.
“But if words don’t work, then actions will have to do. Mana Conversion – Fire. Warrior’s Brave Spirit.” I just had to do what I could.
==[Mana Conversion – Fire Level 2 has been activated.]==
==[Warrior’s Brave Spirit Level 1 has been activated.]==
This time, I didn’t have time to test the waters. I would have to jump in as soon as the battle started.
“Brilliant Blessing, Roar of Rage.”
“Fatal Blows, Earth Armor.”
==[You have received the effects of Brilliant Blessing.
All Stats will be raised by 400 points each while the buff remains in effect.]==
==[You have received the effects of Roar of Rage.
ATT and MATT increased by 6% while the buff remains in effect.]==
==[You have received the effects of Fatal Blows.
CRIT chance increased by 3.8% and CRIT damage increased by 187% while the buff remains in effect.]==
==[You have received the effects of Earth Armor.
Penetration Resistance increased by 35 points. DEF and MDEF increased by 11% while the buff remains in effect.]=
“We’ve got your back.”
“I’ll keep you Shielded,” my guards said as they began to cast their buffs. Their eyes said that they would keep me alive by whatever means necessary.
“Thanks. Just to let you know, I’ll be all over the place down there, so it would be best for all of you to remain on the back lines.”
“I understand. We’ll do as you say. We’re your supporters, after all.” A few of the guards tried to say otherwise, but the captain of the guards cut in.
“Thanks,” I said and looked forward. “They’re really giving it their all.” During the first battle, only a section of the river was frozen. This time, however, the mages were casting as if they were trying to freeze the entire river solid.
“Charge! Cut them all down. Punish them all for rising up. Punish them for not knowing their places!”
“Kill them all!”
There was a movie I had watched a long time ago that played on TV as a special. I didn’t really remember what it was about, but I did remember one scene. It was the final battle and an army of human soldiers had gathered to fight against a massive horde of orcs. I remembered this scene very clearly, as it was that thrilling. The battle that had just started in front of me reminded me of that scene.
The pressure I felt from watching close to 60,000 soldiers charge in like that was intense compared to the movie. My whole body shivered in anticipation and I started to think that I was way in over my head being here. I looked around me to find a hole to crawl into, but when I turned around, my eyes met my guards’.
They were just like me, shaking in fear, but couldn’t take their eyes off the battle. I quickly came to my senses; I couldn’t run away now. If I died here, I would only take on a single death penalty and could easily recover from it. But these soldiers here fighting with everything they had on the line for their future.
-I can’t let them show me up.-
I calmed my shaking heart. Once the alliance was about two-thirds of the way across, I began my attack.
“Burning Fire Pillar.”
“Breath of Destruction!”
“Raging Flame of the Fire Demon!”
“Block it! Mega Shield!”
“Keep going! Don’t stop at their feeble attacks!”
“Break through their defenses!”
Both sides were fighting this final battle with their all and refused to give any leeway. Unfortunately, despite the Ravi Guild’s constant barrage of spells, the alliance was pushing forward. The alliance was taking losses, it had to, but it just had so many soldiers charging in that it seemed that it wasn’t taking any losses.
It was time for me to step in. I pulled out my spear and charged at the invading force. The alliance could not afford to ignore me. In other words, the alliance would have to have teams keeping an eye out for me at all times. If I could start distracting a good chunk of the alliance’s army, the Ravi Guild had a chance.
I stabbed then slashed at the front tank, killing him in two attacks as my spearhead flashed yellow.
“It’s….It’s Lee Jiwon!”
“Fuck! Where is he?”
“I’m right here.” After that, I began attacking without rest. I kept cutting down my foes as efficiently as possible, each attack more fatal than the one before.
“Shit. How is he getting off so many criticals constantly?”
“What is this King-Emperor’s Dignity? Isn’t that the boss from the quest that showed up in East Asia?”
“It is! There was a rumor that he was part of the party that cleared it!”
“Shit! How do we deal with this?”
The army on the entire right side of the bridge came to halt thanks to me. The other side kept going, but I had slowed them down considerably.
I continued my attacks as I shouted, “I don’t know what you guys are thinking, but you’ll need all of your elites to take me on!”