Chapter 152: Chapter 151: The Predator Duke, Part I
A cold breeze blew over the beachfront, but did nothing to cool the heated fifteen thousand soldiers.
“Kekeke. How nice to see you all in one place, instead of running away all the time.” Every time the Duke spoke, his chins jiggled.
“Isn’t that what you always wanted? Now you don’t have to chase after us anymore.”
“Kekeke! Obviously! But if the reason you’re all here is because of Lee Jiwon, then I’ll say this: it’s a pointless decision.”
“Well, I won’t deny it. But I’ll say one thing as well: this all ends today. One of us will lose everything here!”
“Oh hoh! Will I finally take your land from you? I promise I’ll let you hunt still. I’ll let you all level up as much as you want so that I can feed on you some more. I’ve been a little malnourished these days; I should fatten you all up! Kekeke!”
“Whatever you say. We’ll see who loses everything! As Lord of the Werewolf Clan and as Patriarch of the van Agassis, I give my orders!” Lod shouted without turning around.
“Get ready for battle. Our targets are anyone who stands in our way!”
“Howl of the Wolf!”
The three thousand Werewolves soon became covered in silvery fur as they poised for battle. Once ready, Lod checked his personal power.
Select one of the low, mid, high-grade dungeons of the Faroe Islands to increase EXP gained in that dungeon by 50%. (This Blessing lasts three months. You may choose another dungeon after three months.)]==
“Change EXP Blessing.”
==[Are you sure you want to change EXP Blessing to another Blessing?
If you change EXP Blessing to Battle Blessing, you will not be able to use EXP Blessing again for another three years.
Battle Blessing will last for the next 24 hours and all Werewolves in your Clan will receive a 30% boost to all combat abilities.
“Yes.” This whole time, Lod had kept his power on the EXP Blessing, instead of the Battle Blessing. He knew from the beginning that it would only be a waste of three years using it against the Duke. That was why he searched relentlessly for someone who could create the chance to use his Battle Blessing against the Duke. It was his Hail Mary and there was no point in saving it any longer. This was the Clan’s final battle.
==[EXP Blessing has been changed to Battle Blessing.
All Werewolves in your Clan will receive a 30% boost to all combat abilities for the next 24 hours.]==
Lod Schutt van Agassi stared down the Predator Duke. Both sides were ready. The Duke’s guards and five hundred deva soldiers were poised to march forward. Lod and his Clan had never been able to stop that team before. That team always managed to charge forward without even slowing down once and the Duke had no reason to not use this tactic.
Lod had to stop them this time. He turned to look at Lee Jiwon who looked back. No words were spoken between them, but they knew what the other was thinking.
I began to tense up as well as everyone else began to get ready for battle. I had thought about what to do with the Duke’s two lives during the lull. I had to break through his armor if we wanted to really hurt him. But would Absolute Destruction really work on that fleshy armor? I contemplated on whether or not to use my Harrier or the enchanted spear and decided to go with my Harrier. I planned to deal a massive amount of damage at once using Judge’s Gavel. We’d see if he could truly absorb all that damage.
“Mana Conversion – Fire, Warrior’s Brave Spirit, Howl of the Wolf.”
==[Mana Conversion – Fire Level 2 has been activated.]==
==[Warrior’s Brave Spirit Level 1 has been activated.]==
==[Howl of the Wolf has been activated.
AGI will be increased by 20% for one hour.
You may now use Razor Fang.]==
That wasn’t the end to the buffs.
“Earth Armor, Brilliant Blessing, Roar of Rage.”
The fifteen hundred van Agassi devas cast their buffs.
==[The Blessing of the Werewolves’ homeland has been changed.
EXP Blessing has been changed to Battle Blessing.
All Werewolves of the Faroe Islands will receive a 30% boost to all combat abilities for the next 24 hours.]==
==[You are the current holder of the Werewolf Clan’s Badge.
You will receive the Faroe Island’s Werewolf Blessing even though you are a deva.
Your combat abilities will be boosted by 30% for the next 24 hours.]==
I didn’t expect the 30% boost, though, and it seems that the other Werewolves hadn’t either. I could see them murmur amongst themselves, but they were careful not to make a scene. It must be Lod’s ace in the hole.
“Kekeke! Begin the assault! Steal away the dogs’ lands and turn them into our slaves! Remember the EXP you can get; kill as many of them as you can!”
At that moment, the four deity guards and the five hundred devas charged in with the Duke in the center, just like how I had seen in the video. They seemed confident as this tactic had never failed them before. Unfortunately for them, today would be different.
==[You have activated Judge’s Gavel.]==
“Attack! Don’t let the Duke have his way!” Lod shouted as he charged in to meet the Duke’s attack.
“Yes, sir!” The other Werewolves roared in response and were hot on Lod’s heels.
The remaining 9500 devas of the Duke’s army leisurely watched, as if they already knew the outcome.
-I should get in there, too.-
I gripped my Harrier tightly in my right hand and kicked off the ground hard. I was much faster now, thanks to the new buffs from the Werewolf Clan. I quickly overtook the Werewolves and Lod and faced the Duke and his team with less than 300 meters between us.
“He’s not even a Werewolf; how is he that fast?”
“That’s Lee Jiwon, right?”
“Yeah, we already know he would be here.”
“Fuck. There’s no way he’s a deva! That speed isn’t normal!”
“Don’t worry. We still have the Duke on our side.”
“I know that too, but…”
I could hear what they were saying from all the way over there. “Eat this!” I quickly closed in the distance between us and when I was about 50 meters away, I jumped up, with my Harrier aimed right at the Duke.
“Your target is Lee Jiwon!”
“Focus all attacks on him!”
“Kill him if you have to!” the Duke ordered. It didn’t matter to the Duke if Lee Jiwon died here. The Duke could still consume the black smoke that would appear upon Lee Jiwon’s death and the result would still be the same.
“Wind Demon’s Razor Wind!”
“Thorns of Pain!”
“Sturdy Earth Spear!”
“Piercing Power Shot!”
Countless spells and skills flew towards Lee Jiwon. The Duke and his officers had chosen only the strongest of their ranged fighters to secure their victory. It was easy for five hundred soldiers to attack a single target and no one thought that Lee Jiwon would be able to survive all of those attacks midair.
No…if it’s Lee Jiwon, he can survive; barely, the Duke thought as well. However, neither he nor his officers had realized just how different Lee Jiwon was from a normal melee fighter.
I watched as countless spells and skills flew right at me. “Blink 1.” I had expected them to do that. I didn’t jump in without a plan, nor did I let myself get stuck in midair without reason. The most damage came out from the first attack using the Duke’s tactic. He lets his guards and soldiers attack at will, keeping the Werewolves at bay, and whenever one dies or gets close enough, the Duke consumes them.
That was why I shifted their attention towards me and made them attack into the air. This was the tactic I and Lod had planned out beforehand.
And it worked perfectly. The enemy watched dumbly as their attacks hit thin air.
“Enjoy your meal, asshole.” They realized I was close too late. By then, I was already on the ground, behind their lines next to the Duke. I stabbed at the Duke as hard as I could.
I was at my strongest point without the Shaman Ko’s Stats effect. I had several buffs on me, but the thirty percent boost to my combat abilities was the game changer. My ATT was well over 60,000 now. A thirty percent increase meant it was now at least 78,000. I was unstoppable!
“Gaaah!” The Duke screamed out in pain. He made an expression I had never seen him make in all of those videos the Clan had shown me.
He began to vomit a huge amount of liquid as well. More and more liquid began to pour out of his pores, sizzling into steam as it hit the ground. So much poured out that I couldn’t see the Duke. That attack had to have been the strongest I had made yet. It actually stopped him and his team in their tracks. The Duke’s army that hadn’t joined in yet and even the Werewolves stopped what they were doing and stared in shock.
I didn’t pay attention to them, however, because a message had popped up.
==[Because your target possesses the HP of multiple individuals, Absolute Destruction will not work on this target.]==
I had expected this to be one of the outcomes when I contemplated on which weapon to use. But seeing the message with my own eyes left me a little bitter inside. There went the easy route.