Chapter 5) Weed’s Song
The charge of the northern users!
The joint attacks of the avians from the sky!
The circ.u.mstances had changed since the disaster.
The number of northern users and Haven Empire soldiers caught in Weed’s disaster was more than 70,000. A ma.s.s murder that didn’t give any mercy to the enemy.
“The Haven Empire is so strong. They won’t easily fall from external attacks.
The situation wasn’t different from what Weed thought.
The Haven Empire had a strong army that has overcome death many times. They achieved overwhelming victories in difficult battles on the Central Continent. Those who didn’t overcome difficulties wouldn’t know the taste of victory.
“The northern players use the human wave tactics so the single impact force is weak.”
They needed a lot of strength to break through. The northern users dreamed of slaughtering the Haven Empire’s army as they charged.
The Haven Empire’s formation had collapsed but they could rebuild it again. The disaster had also changed the terrain but the magicians could easily melt the ice.
The battlefield was so wide that fights were taking place in many areas. An enormous number of Haven Empire soldiers still maintained their defenses.
“I need to break them. In order to win… Hmm, I guess this can’t be a long battle.”
Weed slapped Wy-3’s neck.
“It is time to play. So let’s go down!”
And Wy-3 headed for the ground without any complaints.
Weed, the G.o.d of War, was going to war.
“Ice Pillar Burst!”
“Multiple Piercing Arrows!”
“Heavenly Sticky Web!”
The avians flew erratically to avoid the arrows and magic aimed at them.
The bodies of the northern users were piled up on the ground.
“Rise. Open your eyes, ghosts that never sleep. Live and get revenge on those that killed you! Dead Rise.”
Jeanne, Otem, Bohram, Harian, Gruzed, Varenna and Gosyu!
Those that partic.i.p.ated in the Immortal Legion quest emerged.
They grew quickly due to the nature of the profession and reached at least level 400. Jeanne had continued to hunt and his level surpa.s.sed 460.
The equipment was rusted and burnt but it was the best for the necromancer profession. Some cursed weapons and armour were maximized to increase the grudge of the summoned undead.
Weed was constantly consumed by quests so his level was still in the early 400s. He would feel pain in his stomach if he saw the growth of these necromancers!
The necromancers appeared and used the might of Bone Explosion on the Haven Empire’s army.
“Those just killed, live again!”
“Let’s go. I will focus on summoning the skeletons.”
“The numbers might be small but I will create a few doom knights.”
“The doom knights by Jeanne-nim. They will definitely be the best doom knights.”
The necromancers on the battlefield. Their individual strength was like an army.
Of course, the Haven Empire had the strongest army on the Versailles Continent so it was impossible for the necromancers to fight against them. Still, they had enough power to raise several thousand corpses.
The necromancers had no power at the beginning of combat. But the bodies of the dead would slowly acc.u.mulate.
The weak bodies were blown up and the strong were made again as undead.
The northern necromancers weren’t lacking troops.
Furthermore, the necromancers curses made it very troublesome for the priests. The undead had a unique ability to lower the morale of the enemy and their ability to get up after collapsing also had a psychological effect.
This frantic melee was the best meal for them.
“But my body is itching just watching it.”
“Hrmm, the users of the north are fighting quite well. Even so, won’t it be hard to reverse the defeat?”
“It seems so. Quite a lot of people have been gathered in the meantime. But it won’t work.”
There were very high level users watching the battle from the Earth Palace.
They would lose a lot if they died.
Those who hated the Hermes Guild or liked adventures had migrated to the north.
Due to their high level of expertise and combat skills, they couldn’t recklessly partic.i.p.ate in the battle.
Many belonged to the Gra.s.s Porridge Cult but couldn’t go to war. But they weren’t the only ones watching the battle.
“The scale of the battle is really magnificent. I didn’t expect it. Such dramatic battle spells. The scale of the war means that this might be written in the pages of the Versailles Continent’s history.”
“I would love to fight… We can’t step forward.”
The Dark Gamers were watching from far away or from the Earth Palace.
Their eyes were only looking at the event.
Suddenly the sky and weather became clear.
The avians filled the sky and the battle on land continued without an end.
It wouldn’t be possible even if they wanted to create a video.
The Dark Gamers were hoping that the Haven Empire would be defeated. Even so, the odds of them helping the northern users in battle was very low.
Their bodies were the most important to them.
The skill proficiency lost due to death would be difficult to recover and would take fairly long hours. They made money from hunting and completing quests.
The Dark Gamers had previously killed several Hermes Guild and Haven Empire members but the risk for this battle was too big.
However, none of the Dark Gamers dared leave this place no matter how foolish it was.
“Ahem, if the Haven Empire crumbles even a little bit…”
“Then we will be very busy.”
Lyrics started to be heard from the sky.
The water dripping from the low ceiling and windows.
Cold winds blowing in the wind.
Thunder booming and striking.
The house, shake the house.
The high pitched ringing in their ears!
“The terrible song lyrics, tempo and pitch…”
“The continuous tone release in the middle of the song, no one can match Weed the G.o.d of War!”
The users fighting on the ground looked up as they heard the sound.
Many avains were flying around but there was only one person riding a wyvern.
Weed stood proudly while holding up the dragon sword, Red Star! Of course, he had transformed into a Chaos Warrior in order to use the Red Star.
However, the characteristics of the Chaos Warrior meant there was a big change. The big muscles enhanced his strength but agility and defense fell.
It was less suited for the basic principles of defense!
‘I’m always anxious about the stolen sword. I don’t want the red dragon to appear.’
The dragon that was the owner of the Red Star might appear but he had to use it in a large battle like this.
Weed yelled using Lion’s Roar.
Aigoo, it is freezing. Your entire body is aching.
The wind blows on the rain and I can’t turn on the electric blanket. Turn on the boiler.
The electricity and gas isn’t working.
The young don’t know. They don’t suffer.
This is a warning to the youths.
Hundreds of lives that are suffering.
Where is my rice bowl?
Sowing the ground with more seeds.
I still have to lift the spoon.
The bards on the ground tried to understand the lyrics and the beat for the sake of their professional pride.
“The melody is more complex than the ancient lizardman’s song. There is no melody.”
“P-poetic verses. Musings about the social conditions in reality. Starting from the natural environment, physical pain, elderly and welfare issues and income equality, they are all simple yet complex lyrics… Aaack!”
Weed’s song became more difficult the longer it was heard!
And the bards cried out!
They sang along without knowing the meaning of the song.
The northern users chorused in unison.
An ominous feeling was heard from the meaningless sounds.
Weed singing a song had descended!
The avians centered around Weed. It seemed like he was leading an army down from the sky.
Weed had already used Sculptural Destruction to increase his vitality stat. It was in order to increase his health.
It would be regrettable if he was killed by a blind arrow.
“Haven Empire. You stepped on the land of the north and now you won’t be able to return!”
The eyes of the Hermes Guild changed at the repeated Lion’s Roar.
Weed had appeared to stop the northern conquest war. They no longer cared about fighting the northern users now that Weed was here.
The magicians waved both hands. The collected mana caused one hand to glow blue and the other one to glow red.
“Don’t miss this opportunity. Go, Piercing Flame Spear!”
“Catch him. The best prey. Blast Wave!”
Hundreds of magic soared up from the camp of the Haven Empire.
Weed snorted. This much wasn’t enough.
“Heh. How funny. Wy-3, isn’t avoiding this much inevitable?”
Wy-3 didn’t have enough breath to moan. It knew that danger was coming from the ground.
Its heart was filled with complaints but Wy-3 spread its wings and entered some high speed maneuvers. It flew past the enormous amount of magic approaching.
The northern plains were filled with cheers.
The magic that exploded at Weed’s sudden appearance caused a spectacular effect.
The wyvern moved quickly in the air but the magic was persistent. The magicians of the Hermes Guild kept attacking but many didn’t reach him. Wy-3 flew on a different path or avoided it, causing magic to explode together.
A great magic battle unfolding in the air!
Having the magicians focused on the sky was helpful for the combatants on the ground.
“Tweet tweet, fight like Weed-nim.”
“It is an honour for the eagles to fight together with him.”
The avians joined Weed.
The users that joined the avians naturally gathered because they wanted to fight by Weed’s side. Some of the avians carried strong human members of the Sky Porridge unit.
Weed’s eyes quickly swept over the army of the Haven Empire.
‘Um… The common soldiers are annoying but the knights are quite desirable. The Hermes Guild has a large number of people over level 400.’
Level wasn’t an absolute measure of strength. He always lost levels when using Sculpture Resurrection or Sculptural Life Bestowal.
‘That place… Although it might be hard to access due to the magicians. I will save those guys to eat later. First, it is safer to be around Hestiger.’
Weed cried loudly.
“Wy-3, Hestiger is in danger so let’s go help him!”
Wy-3 headed towards Hestiger.
Lava was shooting up and flames roaring in an area of several hundred metres so it was easy to know where he was fighting.
Hestiger had broken through the Haven Empire’s army with his followers behind him. In other words, it was using him as a spoon to hide behind.
Weed jumped off Wy-3’s back when he was approximately 600 metres from the ground.
Hundreds of magic and arrows flew towards him as he fell towards the ground. It was evidence that every area of the Haven Empire was watching for Weed.
“A tremendous welcome mat.”
Weed pulled out the Ancient s.h.i.+eld while falling in the air.
It couldn’t be repaired but the unique s.h.i.+eld boasted tremendous defense. He didn’t care to use it during dungeon hunts but it was an important battle so he took out s.h.i.+eld.
A huge amount of arrows and magic were poured towards him but most of them were blocked by the Ancient s.h.i.+eld.
|-The durability of the Ancient s.h.i.+eld has decreased by 1.|
Weed’s health only decreased by 14%. However, the Ancient s.h.i.+eld only had 16 durability left so it caused grief to rise in his heart.
If he suddenly fell to the ground then he would receive some degree of damage from the magicians but he had bought a Lightness Feather from Lavias. It was sold for the expensive price of 50 silver but it stopped him from cras.h.i.+ng into the ground.
Weed landed lightly on the ground but Hestiger had ran on already.
He killed 100 people out of frustration as he advanced.
Hestiger’s other followers gathered beside Weed.
“Ohh, Weed-nim. To see you this near… Quite plain.”
“It is a pleasure. My name is Jakson. I am the lord of h.o.r.emong Village…”
“I am the dwarf warrior, Iron Hand. My dwarf friends who are blacksmiths keep on telling me about your great sculpting skills.”
Weed looked around at the users in the vicinity.
The users of the Arpen Kingdom were wearing a variety of advanced equipment. Those who followed behind Hestiger could be called quite influential in the Arpen Kingdom.
‘My life in the future. I will make these people regular customers.’
This was a battlefield so he couldn’t greet each person one by one.
“It is nice to meet everyone.”
Weed lifted the Red Star. The users also raised their weapons.
Chwa cha cha chang!
Weed pa.s.sed by the weapon holding users with the Red Star! It was a nice behaviour to increase the morale of the soldiers. They followed.
‘This person isn’t that great.’
Weed advanced towards Hestiger’s back. And the remaining users complained.
“What is this? The durability of my sword has gone down by 7.”
“The attack of my sword is completely reduced.”
“d.a.m.n. My favourite weapon!”
The people were grouchy due to the damage caused by Red Star when it b.u.mped into their weapons.
They didn’t know it but Weed had received a handful of blessings from the priests before coming here.
“Fight well, Weed-nim!”
The users found it fun to fight with such blessings.
The presence of priests in Royal Road was very precious. The female priests stared at him but Weed just ran forward.
“I am the Hermes Guild’s Drenkil. Hestiger, I will kill you.”
“There is no need for words in battle. Speak with your skills.”
Hestiger cut the user called Drenkil.
The basic defense blessings from the priests and the armour couldn’t withstand the flames and the Hermes Guild user burned up.
‘It was an excellent choice. Life should always be comfortable when standing in line.’
Weed reached Hestiger’s side. And Hestiger stopped the scimitar aiming towards Weed.
“Master, you have come!”
Weed was startled but he hid it calmly.
If he was. .h.i.t by Hestiger’s attack then he would have received a large injury or even died.
“I don’t want to lead in this battle. It is really crowded. Please give me a command.”
Despite Hestiger’s high level, he submitted to Weed’s orders.
“There is no apparent way for now. Rush forward and kill all visible enemies.
“I understand. Then do you want to fight ahead of me like we did in the past?”
“…No. You should open the way for me. I am letting you take the lead.”
Weed followed behind Hestiger.
Hestiger’s attacks covered 10 metres, 20 metres as the flames rolled over the soldiers. Multiple Hermes Guild users were defeated with one swing of his sword.
“Kuohh, immensely strong. This presence…”
“That is my share.”
Weed charged those barely left alive by Hestiger!
|-The Silver Helmet of Siodram has been acquired.|
|-The Belt of Glory has been acquired.|
Both experience and items could be obtained from killing users. Their levels were more than 400 so just one item taken would be a huge jackpot!
The Hermes Guild members had a higher probability of dropping valuable items because their infamy was high.
“This is the taste.”
Hestiger smashed the forces of the Hermes Guild and Haven Empire as he broke through. Those who were the direct targets were injured and then instantly finished off by Weed.
The users that Weed missed were dealt with by the northern users. The eyes of those following lit up.
“The world is like this.”
Weed wasn’t naive to think that the northern users only followed Hestiger to protect the north.
They would also get profit. High income could be picked up on the battlefield!
“Well, rotten is rotten. This is the world.”
Those blinded by greed followed behind Weed.
“G.o.d of War! I will have your neck!”
Three knights wearing rare armour rushed towards Weed.
His eyes estimated that they were at least level 430. Their levels were higher than Weed.
“My d.a.m.n popularity. It is inconvenient.”
Weed was annoyed as the enemies actively jumped at him. He didn’t have time to take on three opponents like this.
It was an extremely difficult situation on the battlefield so he needed to stick as closely to Hestiger as possible.
Then an ambush was launched from the sky. Hundreds of thousands of avians had flow down along with Weed. The avians pecked the Hermes Guild users and Haven Empire’s army with their beaks.
The three knights were covered by the avians.
“Hmm, your level isn’t enough to challenge me! Blink!”
Weed used the short range teleportation that was the unique ability of the Chaos Warrior. And he attached himself close to Hestiger’s side.
|-The red dragon Sword Red Star had absorbed the energy of the fire flowing around.
Strength, agility and vitality has increased significantly.
Your physical condition is the best.
Just like the desert warriors, the chaos warrior had the ability to strengthen themselves through fire.
Being close to Hestiger doubled the attack of the Red Star and increased the characteristics of the species by 30%.
“Fire Explosion, Fire Extinction and Flames of h.e.l.l!”
The powerful skills that could be used through the Red Star!
Hestiger broke through the front.
|-The spearman Jenner has been killed.
The skill proficiency of Swordsmans.h.i.+p has improved.
|-The Ullum Knights have been defeated.
Fame has increased by 498.
-Strength has increased by 1.
It was an excellent harvest of items.
A true master of the spoon!
Although Hestiger had excellent combat power, he was just at the level of a rice spatula.
Other users would be happy to follow Weed and his legends would be recorded down in history.
That’s why he was the important target for the Haven Empire soldiers and the Hermes Guild members.
“The King of the Arpen Kingdom. The Haven Empire must cut off Weed’s head!”
“Weed the G.o.d of War! Today will be your end!”
The NPCs and users aimed for Weed. Weed didn’t retreat. Hestiger just took care of them first.
“You have to climb over me first before reaching the Great Emperor.”
Hestiger killed more than 10 people flocking towards Weed with one swing of his sword. The users then suffered great damage from Weed’s subsequent attack!
|-The infamous Green Pigs have been slaughtered.
A large amount of experience has been obtained.
The Hermes Guild users had high infamy so he could gain a lot of experience. The battlefield was an excellent hunting ground if he managed to survive.
The handsome Hestiger smiled brightly.
“Master, the time when we wandered the desert has crossed through my mind. At that time, we often fought like this. We handled greedy kings in such battles.”
“Yes, those memories are resurfacing. In order to deprive you of achievements… No, we were together then.”
Weed diligently collected items while talking to Hestiger.
|-A small dagger has been earned.|
|-A small dagger has been earned.|
People often discarded a lot of j.a.ptem. In Weed’s case, he felt like he got a grey hair every time he needed to discard a j.a.ptem.
“Calling Death Knight Van Hawk! Calling the Vampire Lord Torido!”
Pu shu shu shuk!
Black smoke occurred as Van Hawk appeared.
He had become a little stronger after his experience as an Abyss Knight. He had reached the peak of a Death Knight and learned more skills. Of course, it would be a very long time until he became an Abyss Knight again.
Torido’s body that was wrapped in a cloak emerged from the ground.
The dignity and authority of a vampire lord!
Van Hawk and Torido didn’t say anything.
Weed lectured Van Hawk on a daily basis about his actions as an Abyss Knight and Van Hawk just stayed silent.
Torido was very strong in the beginning but now he couldn’t show the proper dignity of a vampire lord. The fact that Van Hawk had surpa.s.sed him gave a significant psychological impact.
At times like this, Weed didn’t have time to take into consideration their morale.
“Van Hawk, you will go to the undead and command them!”
“I know Master.”
“Don’t fight stupidly like before and take care of them. If you don’t do it properly then you will be punished.”
“I will keep that in mind.”
“Torido, fight in moderation. Rather than fight, suck the blood of the people surviving on the battlefield.”
“I will do so.”
His two subordinates entered the battlefield. The disadvantage of the undead was that they were easily melted down by holy magic.
However, they became stronger under Van Hawk’s direction and Torido’s brainwashed slaves were also useful.
Weed continued fighting as he received the enemy’s concentrated attacks. This was a chance for his subordinates to do well.
Van Hawk and Torido turned into smoke and quickly disappeared.
“Kill those guys.”
More enemies flocked to Weed and Hestiger.
The value of the name G.o.d of War spread through the Hermes Guild. The commanders in the guild chat continuously told them to look out for Weed and Hestiger.
They were targets that needed to be eliminated in order to conquer the north.
The commanders didn’t even mind that the formation was collapsing like dominoes. The overall situation wasn’t important. This was a chance for the Hermes Guild users to kill Weed the G.o.d of War.
And after the war ended, there would be a chance to conquer the Versailles Continent.
“Huhuhu, you won’t escape my eyes. Chains of Fear.”
“Foolish guy. Guillotine of Burning Death!”
Curse magic flew towards Weed.
The powerful users would receive preferential treatment from the Hermes Guild. They offered to develop the abilities of the warlocks so they had a higher percentage compared to other guilds.
The warlocks cast advanced curses towards Weed and Hestiger.
|-The G.o.ddess’ Knight Armour had destroyed the black magic.|
|-Red Star has granted an immune effect.|
|-The Lord of the Continent Seal has granted resistance to harmful magic.|
During his days as the desert ruler, he had feared curses that weakened his body. The Embinyu Church constantly poured out heinous divine curses.
Due to the quest that required rapid growth, he lacked time and didn’t have a variety of items. In the warring period, he especially lacked equipment to defend against divine power.
But now he had the divine armour made of helium, a weapon made by a dragon and the Ruler of the Continent Seal. A complete set of items to defend against curses!
The curses flew by.
Hestiger, the Warrior who Saved the World endured the curses with his own ability.
“This is really perfect. A good harvest.”
As usual, Weed maintained a wide view of the battlefield.
The avians that came down to help Weed suffered from the attacks. The users that followed behind were reduced by the Haven Empire.
The level of the enemies that appeared kept on increasing. But if he was next to Hestiger then he would never die!
Kwa kwa kwa kwa kw.a.n.g!
A strong blast suddenly hit Weed’s back.
|-The thief Sneker has struck you.
The blow has decreased health by 13%.
The body’s balance has been temporarily reduced.
He was a famous pickpocket in the Hermes Guild. After the war broke out, he would infiltrate enemy lines and attack before fleeing.
There were advantages similar to an a.s.sa.s.sin but a thief had slightly higher vitality. Once targeting the enemy’s weakness, it was possible to pour out consecutive attacks. Weed could feel it. Even so, sculptural destruction meant that he wasn’t in a crisis.
‘It is great. Sneker is a famous guy and a thief is a relatively popular profession. The items he is wearing…’
Weed swiftly turned to deal with Sneker.
“Master is in danger. Second Coming of Fire!”
The thief Sneker was engulfed by the unquenchable fire. The scimitar wielding Hestiger also had a variety of wide area skills. The fire on Sneker’s body quickly escaped to the bodies of the surrounding knights.
|-Health has been restored by absorbing the energy of fire.|
The bodies close to Weed were on fire.
It was like receiving healing magic as his health quickly replenished.
‘Yes, it was an excellent choice to stick close to Hestiger. My rice spatula that will scoop up the enemy.’
Weed watched the Hermes Guild users and swallowed his drool.