Chapter 253: Chapter 252: Section 79, Part III
One of the deities had come outside with a frown. I contemplated for a second if I should at least use Altered Equality on him, but quickly decided against it. I could tell at a glance that he was not a fighting class, meaning that his VIT and HP would be low.
“Blink 2.” I had already activated Judge’s Gavel a moment ago and just Blinked to get close to the deity. I locked eyes with him for a second and saw his horrified expression. I did not stop, however, and slammed my spear into his chest.
“Agh!” he cried out. That was it. A single attack was all it took to kill him.
==[You have gained a level.]==
==[You have gained a level.]==
==[You have gained a level.]==
I leveled up three times and with Bortega’s Blessing, I gained another nine levels. That was twelve levels in all!
==[You have received 85,000,000 golden rings for defeating a powerful opponent.]==
I had gained the same amount of levels as I did when I killed Rocky, but gained more than four times the golden rings. This deity must have been stronger than Rocky, but it only took one hit to kill him. My assumption was correct; this deva was not a fighter class like Rocky.
I turned away from the dead deity and looked over to my right, to see two other deities. They were stunned after seeing that their comrade had died from one attack.
“Fissure!” I attacked the two without hesitation, but they were at least more ready than their fallen comrade.
“Earth Wall!” A wall sprouted out from the ground directly in the path of my attack and was crushed as Fissure broke through.
“Fuck!” the deity who cast Earth Wall swore. The other deity took that moment to cast what seemed to be a powerful version of Razor Wind at me. But to me, it felt like a fan on a warm, summer day.
I smirked before stabbing the deity through the gut.
“Grah! Mud Geyser!” The Earth Mage deity wasn’t killed from one attack, and managed to spew dirt and mud into my face to get away from me.
“We need to run! This guy’s a monster. We can’t kill him if he could kill Ashio in one blow!”
“Where do you think you’re going?” I extended my hand through the geyser and placed it on the deity’s shoulder.
“How? What do you mean, how? Did you really think a bit of dirt was enough to stop me?” The Earth Mage paled and dropped to his knees. I looked over to see that the Wind Mage was scrambling to get away. “I didn’t say you could go. Blink 1.” I Blinked over with my hand still tightly gripping the Earth Mage’s shoulder and put my other hand around the Wind Mage’s shoulder.
“I…I don’t want to die here! Blow him away, Zephyr!”
“I’m sorry to say this, but a breeze like that can’t do anything to me,” I remarked as the gust of wind only served to flap my clothes. I threw the Wind Mage to the ground and started stabbing him with my spear.
“Gah! Shit…! How does a deva like you have that much strength!?”
“It’s a trade secret, sorry,” I replied before stabbing him once more, killing him. “And then there was one…”
I had my arm around this deity and softly registered him in Call, quietly enough that he couldn’t hear. During the first battle, not a single enemy deity or deva had begged for their lives. They may have lost all hope that they could win, but none of them ran away. I didn’t expect to try to get any sort of information out of them, but this deity wanted to run away and tried to flee. He wasn’t willing to stick around even though his devas were fighting against my army, and even though his comrades had just died in front in front him. I could probably get something out of him.
Section 79’s western gate…
“Kill them all!”
“The Empire will take over Section 79 no matter what!”
“We still outnumber them! Reinforcements from Centers B, C, and D are on their way! Hold out until they get here!”
Both armies showered each other with powerful skills and spells. Countless soldiers from both sides fell and died as they screamed out their final breaths. We were still in the lead as we had successfully ambushed the enemy, but it wouldn’t last long. The enemy was slowly being reinforced with soldiers fully prepared for battle. With that in mind, I turned to the deity I still held on to. “It looks like it’s your fate to die here today.”
I couldn’t hold on to him any longer. I did have him registered in Call and could summon him later after letting him go, but that meant revealing Call to not only the enemy but to my allies. Only Jose and Cantana Alejandro knew about its existence. Not even my own mother knew about it.
“No! I…I know many things! I’ll tell you whatever you want to know. Just please, spare me!”
“Yeah, I know you know things. That’s why I hate to have to kill someone as disloyal as you so easily.” I threw the deity to the ground and stepped on him to prevent him from running away. I raised my spear and stabbed him twice.
“Gah!” he screamed before dying. He only yielded one level and 19 million golden rings.
“Hmm… maybe they have special deities, like the Monarchs.” Not all deities had special abilities. Some were about as normal as devas, with the only thing different about them being their extra Stat points. The Monarchs from Earth, like the Blood Prince and the Predator Duke, had special abilities that tremendously increased their combat power. It seemed that this was the same for Croot. I couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. I would have a much easier time against just seven special deities, not 114.
“Oh! I don’t have time to daydream.” I quickly dived into the fray to give my army some breathing room.
Croot devas from the other sides of Section 79 had heard the call from the western gate and had quickly gone to support their comrades.
“Hey, I just killed two enemy devas and gained two levels.”
“I got 190,000 golden rings.”
“Damn. This is pretty nice. We could spend an eternity killing monsters here and still not earn half the EXP…geez.”
“I know, right? There’s no way I’m going back to hunting monsters now.”
“Hey, where are the deities? I haven’t seen them yet.”
“Right? I would have at least expected Ashio to get here a while ago. He’s supposed to be the commander here!”
“Well, it doesn’t matter. The later they come, the more for us. Do you think they’ll let us have this much EXP or golden rings if they join in?”
“Huh, that is true.”
“Just kill as much as you can before they come. We won’t get another chance like this any time soon.”
“Let’s go. Fireball!”
Each enemy deva fell to one attack. “Summon: Sand Warriors!” I summoned my Sand Warriors to help me push the enemy back.
“Who…who is this guy!?”
“He’s the enemy. Focus your attacks on him!”
The enemy devas showered me with debuffs in an attempt to slow me down, but I was an Unrivaled deva. I was immune.
“Shit! What the hell is this King-Emperor debuff?””
“My debuffs aren’t working on him! He’s an Unrivaled deva!”
“What? How is he this strong, then?”
“I don’t know, but he can’t take on all of us. Focus your attacks on him first!”
A torrent of spells and skills rained down upon me, only to bounce off my skin. “You’re going to need more than that if you want to slow me down.” I slashed and slashed again, my attacks flashing yellow at least six times in a row. About fifteen minutes later, the enemy was starting to panic.
“He’s…he’s not dying!”
“What is this guy?”
When I had first jumped into the fray, I barely had a meter of space around me. I was completely surrounded by the enemy, but now, I had about thirty meters of empty space around me. Every time I moved right to left and left to right, the enemy soldiers scrambled to get out of my way and those unfortunate to get caught by me were killed instantly. That sight served to boost the morale of my soldiers and give them hope.
“Leave it to the commander!”
“He never lets us down!”
“We can’t let him do all the work! Push forward!”
Thirty minutes later, my army and I had completely cleared the western gate and Center A of enemy soldiers. I turned around to face my soldiers. “Centers B, C, and D still stand. Do we hold here?”
“We won’t stop until they’re all dead, sir!”
“Good! Then follow me!”