Chapter 96: Chapter 95: Failed Negotiations Part II
“How could Mistress Wanhu fall to a single guy?” The now fifty-plus guards stood in shock amid all the rubble they had created from their spells. They couldn’t stop one man from killing their mistress.
Wanhu was the strongest of the guild. Whatever Stat points Toh received from hosts went to Wanhu, while Toh’s remained low. She had the best Rank 7 items that money could buy and even had a Rank 8 item. She boasted high Stats and strong skills that wereeven able to beat a deity. No, it was more like she toyed with him.
Wanhu wasn’t alone against Lee Jiwon. She had more than fifty guards protecting her, and yet she still died. It just didn’t make sense.
“All of you focus!” Toh shouted. “He’s still alone in this fight. Tanks and melee fighters, make sure to seal any of his escape routes. Ranged fighters, focus on attacks!”
“Supporters, fall back. He’s an Unrivaled; debuffs won’t work on him. Focus on buffing and healing the tanks instead. Do not let them fall!”
Toh wasn’t the type to fight in battles himself; he had too much to lose if he died. However, that didn’t make him a weakness to the guild. He was an established commander; he was Macau’s crime lord for thirty-five years and spent two years after the Great Change fighting for control over Macau.
“Watch out for his Blink and watch your backs. Don’t let your guard down for a second.”
The fifty guards were moving like a well-oiled machine at Toh’s orders. Soon, more and more guild members began filing into the room, positioning themselves at his orders. There were now about two hundred of them in the room.
“We still have three hundred guards patrolling the area, and more are on their way here. Take turns attacking him; don’t fight him all at once. Don’t be afraid of dying here. I’ll compensate you all with a Recovery Gem, and will reward the best fighter here with a Rank 7 item.”
They pelted me with endless spells. I was planning on getting out of there once I killed Wanhu, but now I changed my mind. I would kill Toh as well. But before that, I had to get rid of these pests out of the way first. I spun my spear around me and struck two guards.
Blue lightning coursed through one of the devas’ body.
[Your opponent has been afflicted by Shock.
Your opponent receives an additional 20,000 points of damage. For three seconds, your opponent will lose 5% of movement speed, attack speed, DEF and MDEF.]
Shock went off as a result of my Lightning Mana. It wasn’t much compared to the Powerful Shock my Lightning Boots had, but it did enough to hurt my opponents.
“If you get hit, retreat! Don’t take him head on. He’s definitely strong. Act as if you’re going up against a dungeon boss!”
Every time I killed one, another took his place. I looked over at Toh. –Tsk.-
There were at least thirty guards surrounding Toh, all of them ready to give their lives for one man. He was constantly giving out orders while being surrounded by his guards, and he didn’t seem out of place at all.
“Time is on our side.”
“Mistress Wanhu will resurrect in three hours. We just need to hold him until then.”
I may have ended up underestimating their abilities. Wanhu and Toh had higher ATT power than I expected, and the entire guild’s cohesion was better than any other I had seen.
However, they also underestimated me. They thought they could make me theirs. I was going to make them pay dearly for that mistake.
“Let’s see if you’re right. Cha!” I charged in at a group of seven guards and targeted a deva wielding a broadsword. The deva didn’t have a shield, meaning the deva wasn’t a tank and wouldn’t have high VIT. In other words, the weakest of the group.
The deva raised his sword above his shoulder to block my attack but was forced back from the force. I took that chance and struck him twice. The second hit flashed yellow, killing him.
“Don’t!” a tank yelled out as he watched his comrade die.
“Don’t what?” I calmly replied as I jumped out of the hole in the ceiling.
“Release the destroyed first barrier and set up a second one. If seven of you can’t handle him, then increase your numbers. Don’t let him escape! We’re not fighting in a boss room; there’s no limit here.”
As soon as I got onto the roof, fourteen guards surrounded me. I charged in without hesitation and targeted another broadsword wielder. They may be moving like a well-oiled machine with Toh’s perfect commanding, but they still had one problem: the machine’s gears weren’t that strong.
“Shit! How is he this strong?” The deva saw my spear head straight for his chest and swung his sword to deflect the attack. My spear, however, did not move even an inch and pierced his chest.
“Save him. We can’t let him die!”
The healers began healing the wounded deva at Toh’s command. It would be stupid of me to just let them do that.
“Let’s see which is faster, my attacks or your heals.” I raised my spear once more and stabbed at the deva.
“Ranged fighters, don’t cease your attacks. He has over five million HP! Don’t think you can stop him in one attack and pelt him!”
A flurry of spells came at me from behind as I charged in at the warrior, but I ignored them. They were just trying to slow me down. I needed to get out of here even if it meant taking significant damage.
I kept attacking him even as he was being healed by his comrades.
“Don’t just stand there like an idiot! Switch with a tank!”
“He’s too fast for us. Even if we switch, he’ll keep focusing on one person.”
Blue lightning coursed through the warrior’s body. His wounds were being closed as soon as I opened them, but his fatigue was still rising. The higher it raised the more damage he received. I could see blood streaming from his eyes and nose. He could barely stand now. He was half-dead.
I stabbed him one last time.
“Fuck…!” He swore one last time before he collapsed. His body burst into a cloud of smoke.
“Increase your…Fuck!” Toh swore.
The more guards fought Lee Jiwon, the more died. Without an actual tank, they were going to be decimated.
“When are the others getting here?”
“Two hundred should get here within ten minutes. After thirty, another seven hundred should arrive.”
“Shit! Can’t you see what’s going on? We can’t last another five minutes. Tell them to get rid of anything in their path and get here now! I’ll deal with the repercussions!”
Toh watched the battle in anger. Lee Jiwon was fighting like a hungry tiger, looking to get out of its cage.
“His…his damage is too high…”
“His critical hits are too dangerous!”
“Heal! Heal me!”
“Fuck! Tank, get up there and block him. He’s focusing on us who have lower VIT!”
“I’m trying! He’s too fast for me.”
“Use Provoke if you have to. We have to stop him somehow!”
“You idiots! He’s Unrivaled! He’s immune to Provoke!”
The two hundred guards were plunged into chaos. Nothing they did was helping. Lee Jiwon was prancing on one after other, like a wolf in an unguarded flock of sheep.
“Boss raid…I’m the idiot here.” Lee Jiwon was not as simple as a dungeon boss. Lee Jiwon was hunting down the weak links like a skilled predator.
“Was Unrivaled… that overpowered?” Toh and Wanhu had made two devas Unrivaled, using the profit they made from dungeon raids and from auctions. However, neither of them was as strong as Lee Jiwon.
“No. Unrivaled isn’t the problem here…it’s Lee Jiwon himself.” His guild members were sporadically reinforcing the battle, but he could see now what it would take to end this battle.
“Tell the reinforcements to stop for now.”
“Stop the reinforcements and tell the ones fighting to retreat.” It was over. They failed. None of his tactics were working; they had just served his guild members to Lee Jiwon on a silver platter. Over a hundred of them had died already.
“We’ll make a new plan.”
Toh looked around at the battle before walking the other way.
-Have I severely underestimated him?-
Lee Jiwon looked to be an easy prey, which was why Toh invited him to his home. Now, it was like Toh had just let a tiger loose in his own backyard.
“Tell the rest to run away as soon as I’m gone.”
-He said he doesn’t want to be enemies…-
Toh recalled what Lee Jiwon said during the meeting.
-But the water has already been spilled. There’s no turning back now.-
There was no point in regretting his decision. He just had to keep his head low, low enough that Lee Jiwon wouldn’t take notice.