Chapter 10- Fighting
After dealing with the Green Anorak, Cheng Yang said, “The next enchanted beast will be dealt with by the three of you. Just know that the world isn’t exactly like a game, for instance; the skills won’t automatically lock onto a target. So every time you shoot off a Magic Missile or an arrow, you need to properly aim at the target, or else it would be a waste of mana. So, I hope that you will wait until the enchanted beast is close before you start shooting at them, it can also help the Warriors practice defending.”
Lee Wanshan deeply nodded and said, “Little bro, don’t worry! The times have changed, we all know what to do now.”
Afterwards, Lee Wanshan turned to the other two people and said, “Du Cheng and I will be at the frontline, since our attacks are weaker than a magicians, we will be depending on you to be the damage dealer, Feng Jie.”
While speaking, a flash of white light once again appeared in the distance, a wolf-like animal appearing from seemingly nowhere. It did the same thing as the Green Anorak; it rushed quickly towards Cheng Yang’s group.
“Prepare for battle!” Cheng Yang said loudly, then quietly slipped to the back to watch the battle.
The Gray Wolf was coming straight towards them, 50 meters…… 40 m…… 30 m…… 20 m……
“ZOOOM…!” A white ball of light suddenly ejected out from the gate, and went straight towards the direction of the Gray Wolf. It flew right past the Gray Wolf’s head, not a single hair on the beast had been touched.
“I……” the tense 20 year old Feng Jie was about to say something. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Magic Missile was a skill that he launched.
Cheng Yang had no expression during the entire event and said, “No need to explain! Just keep fighting!”
Feng Jie closed his mouth; he seemed to understand that now wasn’t the time to explain. The Gray Wolf had reached a distance of only 10 meters away from them now.
Lee Wanshan’s face hardened, rushing directly forward with his shield. He butted against the Gray Wolf with the shield, forcing the wolf to recede a bit, but Lee Wanshan suffered the most from the overall impact of his charge. He wasn’t even able to stand on his feet steadily.
After the Gray Wolf steadied itself, it once more lunged towards the gate. Du Cheng shouted loudly trying to suppress his fears, while rushing towards the gray wolf. It might be due to his fear, but he didn’t use his shield to defend, instead he used his sword to slash toward the Gray Wolf’s head.
“Ding……” Du Cheng’s sword landed on the Gray Wolf’s head. The sword wasn’t even able to create a wound on the Gray Wolf’s hard head, even the impact created was almost nothing. The wolf butted the shield of Du Cheng away, using its huge mouth to bite toward his shoulder.
“Ah……” with the two side so close together, Du Cheng wasn’t able to dodge, and was bitten on the shoulder.
After the Gray Wolf bit Du Cheng’s shoulder it immediately let go and went toward his throat with it sharp teeth.
“Pop……” It wasn’t the sound of Du Cheng being bitten, but Feng Jie’s Magic Missile hitting the Gray Wolf, forcing it back.
Seizing the opportunity, Du Cheng retreated. He didn’t dare rush up alone again. He immediately went to Lee Wanshan, and went side by side back toward the Gray Wolf. Although the bite was causing Du Cheng intense pain, he was face to face with what could be his death, he didn’t care too much currently.
“Kill!” Two people each holding a shield blocked the Gray Wolf from lunging again, followed by two swords swinging from both sides. Lee Wanshan managed to hit the target, Du Cheng’s sword missed. However, the wolf, faced with the two shields blocking it wasn’t able to do anything back.
When Feng Jie saw the Gray Wolf had been successfully blocked, he began to calm down and sent another Magic Missile at the wolf.
The Magic Missile successfully hit the wolf’s body.
Feng Jie didn’t feel happy though. The wolf was only three meters away, if he hadn’t been able to hit the Gray Wolf he would have died of shame.
After three shots, Feng Jie used his fourth Magic Missile, which finally killed the Gray Wolf. A few fuzzy points of light from the Gray Wolf’s body flowed straight into Lee Wanshan’s and the other two’s bodies.
In this battle, Feng Jie contributed to more than half of the damage, but if there hadn’t been Lee Wanshan and Du Cheng on the frontline, he’s afraid he couldn’t have even used a single Magic Missile to hit the Gray Wolf.
Their fight lasted for about 30 seconds, which was four or five times longer than it when Cheng Yang killed the Green Anorak. Also, it was three people taking care of one enchanted beast, while Cheng Yang was able to kill one alone.
“The next enchanted beast I’ll deal with. You can all sit down and rest, that can speed up the health recovery rate.” Cheng Yang quietly said. He didn’t explain why to them, but he knew that when they sat down to rest, they would understand his reasons.
Lee Wanshan’s group sat down, and Cheng Yang went to the front of the gate alone again. He waited for a minute before a Grey Wolf appeared; Cheng Yang released four Magic Missiles to quickly end the fight. It made the rest of the people who saw dumbfounded.
After killing two enchanted beasts, Cheng Yang’s mana was only at 21 points. Although the rest of his mana was enough to kill another enchanted, he didn’t want to take risks. If a Magician had no mana left, their strength would only be twice as strong as the average human, it was just too risky. So for the next fight, he let Lee Wanshan’s group handle it while he sat down to meditate and recover his mana.
Cheng Yang team was able to smoothly defend the South Gate; the other three gate’s groups were able to do the same.
From in the three groups of people, no one was as strong as Cheng Yang, but there were plenty of them in the group. Each team had nine fighting personnel (including summons). And they had the power granted to them by the four occupations. The Summoner was the most useful currently for the big groups though; they could summon a wolf to the front and relieve a lot of pressure on everyone else.
As time went by, the frequency of the enchanted beasts started appearing faster and faster. However, for Yu Kai’s group of people, they used to need four people to kill one enchanted beast, but now they only needed two people to do it with their experience gained from fighting them. The progress they had made as of now was huge; since an enchanted beast’s strength was at the same level as them they had to be the more skilled ones in battle. As long as they put away their fears, one or two enchanted beasts at the same time weren’t a problem.
Letting them try to solo an enchanted beast at this time however, is extremely dangerous. One careless move could take their lives.
Half an hour later, the enchanted beasts that died in the hands of the four groups added up to more 150. Cheng Yang alone killed more than more than 30 enchanted beasts, making his Magic Missile proficiency go up by 10%.
Several other people’s skill proficiency was also raised, but compared to Cheng Yang’s speed it was a lot worse. After all he could recover his mana faster, so the frequency of his kills was more.
The harvest that mattered the most in the 30 minutes of killing was the power value. Cheng Yang viewed his properties panel, power value had reached 37 points. For Yu Kai and the rest, their power value was still all in the single digits.
Xiangcheng City, at this time was once again ushered into another disaster. Various monsters emerging out of nowhere made people afraid.
For people that hadn’t transferred occupations, the monster was very strong. An ordinary person had their stats all at 1, and their health was only 10. Facing low-order enchanted beasts’ attacks; there was no hope for resistance.
Fortunately, the enchanted beasts’ speeds were about the same as a person in full sprint. So if people ran at full speed, they would have some chance of escaping.
Government officials finally realized how terrible the situation was now, they started to use guns to kill the enchanted beasts. At this point, humans had understood how awful these monsters were, and if they wanted to kill every single one of enchanted beasts it would require at least 20 bullets each!
Later, they found out that the bullets didn’t penetrate the enchanted beasts’ skin, but just bounced off the surface of their skins; their defense was very strong.
In the streets filled with ruins, people began to flee from the enchanted beasts. But this time, they found themselves fleeing with no real direction to take, the enchanted beasts started appearing randomly, making it seem like they could appear anywhere.
People finally understood what that voice said before about the killings, but it seemed to have meant that humans were the one being killed! At the moment, it didn’t seem like there was anything they could do to stop the endless killing.
Fortunately, these monsters were acting alone and didn’t appear in groups, or else Xiangcheng City would have experienced a horrific bloodbath.
Cheng Yang’s expression gradually soured; he found the frequency the enchanted beasts would appear was increasing. Now four enchanted beasts would appear every 20 seconds. Every group was currently fighting at full capacity, if the beasts increased in frequency again, Cheng Yang would be in trouble.
For Cheng Yang’s groups of people, the biggest limitation was the mana, meditation helped mana recover quickly, but it still took time.
The Warrior’s situation was only a little better; they could still fight with no mana, using their weapons to chop at the enchanted beasts. This would only make them be at 70% fighting capacity. It might make their damage caused on enchanted beasts to be smaller, but as long as they had proper protection, the chances of them getting hurt were low.
At this moment, Cheng Yang wished he was staying in Xiangcheng City. In the city, as long as he had enough power value, he could use it to buy various recovery potions, which was a big advantage for being in the main city. For now, the station couldn’t buy any recovery potions; it needed to be upgraded to Level 2 before the Alchemy Room could be built.
Cheng Yang didn’t regret his decision though, he knew, if he didn’t arrive before the end came to occupy Luo Feng, then there would be no chance of occupying Luo Feng Station in the future. After three months in the past, human forces had paid a heavy price to occupied Luo Feng Station, and they were the city’s most elite forces. At that time, he might not have been at the bottom of humanity, but for him to stand at the top would have also been impossible.
Of course, Cheng Yang could choose to close the gates and kill the enchanted beasts from the top of the wall. But, doing so would make everyone’s fighting experience be diminished. Cheng Yang didn’t want his group of future master fighters to only know how to be able to kill the enchanted beasts from a safe distance, it would only make them weak in the face of real danger.
The time passed had been nearly 50 minutes, the enchanted beasts high refresh time would soon be over. As long as there wasn’t a large group of flight-type enchanted beasts, they wouldn’t have to worry about the station being overrun.