Chapter 358 - Cornered Beast
Although s.h.i.+ Feng knew that these a.s.sa.s.sins intended to use the Six-star Extermination Magic Array, it was too late for him to stop them.
In the next moment, the crystal b.a.l.l.s released a dazzling purple glow. Purple flames then burst forth, enclosing s.h.i.+ Feng and the six a.s.sa.s.sins within a barrier of purple fire.
This barrier only covered a small area of 30*30 yards. With their levels, it would only take a few steps to cross this distance.
“Guild Leader Black Flame, since you so arrogantly offended the Star Alliance, we’ve come to teach you some manners.”
“Tiger, what’s the point of talking to him? He is merely a frog at the bottom of a well. How could he possibly know how amazing our Star Alliance is? Let’s finish him off immediately. Boss Red Feather is waiting for us.”
“I’m trying to give him some time to mourn his own loss! Now that the barrier has been activated, n.o.body can possibly interrupt us. We can take our time dealing with him since there’s no way for him to escape anyway.”
“You’re right. Wouldn’t it be boring if we killed this insufferably haughty Guild Leader Black Flame in just two to three hits?”
“Does Guild Leader Black Flame have any last words? Hahaha!”
The six a.s.sa.s.sins chatted merrily among themselves. They looked at s.h.i.+ Feng as if he were an ant. It was as if everything was within their control, and victory was already within their grasp.
The Six-star Extermination Magic Array was a magic barrier that possessed several restrictions. Unlike a normal Magic Scroll, activation required six players. Moreover, once the barrier was cast in a specific location, excluding the six wielding the crystal b.a.l.l.s, it would randomly choose one player within range and trap them within. As for everyone else who was within the magic barrier’s range at the time of activation, all would be sent out of the magic barrier including players, NPCs, and monsters. After erecting the magic barrier, not even an army of tens of thousands could penetrate it. The same went for those inside the magic barrier; they could not leave. The magic barrier would only dissolve itself when the targeted player died, or the six activators were annihilated. In addition, while the barrier did not impose restrictions on the six casters, the targeted player, on the other hand, was banned from using any skills.
To any player in G.o.d’s Domain, losing one’s skills was like a tiger losing its claws and fangs. It was similar to how s.h.i.+ Feng could one-sidedly ma.s.sacre hundreds of players after activating Absolute Time, a regional silencing skill.
Although part of the reason s.h.i.+ Feng could achieve such a feat was due to his frightening combat power, the regional silencing skill Absolute Time played a similarly large role.
Currently, s.h.i.+ Feng had to face six Level 20 a.s.sa.s.sins who were capable of using all their skills. He was also trapped in this barrier until he defeated these six elite players. One could just imagine how dire the situation was.
“What a pity,” s.h.i.+ Feng sighed as he looked at the purple flames surrounding him before s.h.i.+fting his gaze towards the six a.s.sa.s.sins.
Normally, the Six-star Extermination Magic Array was used to deal with high-tiered mage-type Bosses. Compared to a high-tiered Magic Scroll, although Barrier Crystals possessed many restrictions, players could use it within a Dungeon. On the other hand, Tier 3 Magic Scrolls like the Water Dragon’s Flurry were useless inside a Dungeon.
At this moment, however, these six a.s.sa.s.sins had used such a precious Barrier Crystal to deal with a single Swordsman like s.h.i.+ Feng. The word “waste” could not even begin to describe their actions.
“Guild Leader Black Flame, so even you know the word ‘pity’? It would indeed be a pity if we were the only ones to witness your death. However, you can rest a.s.sured that we will upload a video of your death to the forums, showing everyone the end of your undying legend.
“When that time comes, Guild Leader Black Flame, you should not blame us for your ruin. Instead, blame yourself for being too arrogant and greedy. You actually dared to oppose the Star Alliance.”
The six a.s.sa.s.sins laughed maniacally, having already foreseen how s.h.i.+ Feng would become the laughingstock of G.o.d’s Domain in the near future. As for the six of them, after killing s.h.i.+ Feng, they, too, would instantly become the focus of Star-Moon Kingdom.
Saying so, the six a.s.sa.s.sins immediately activated Stealth and advanced on s.h.i.+ Feng.
However, s.h.i.+ Feng was a step ahead. Without the slightest bit of panic or hesitation, s.h.i.+ Feng dashed towards the six a.s.sa.s.sins with frightening speed.
The strength of a.s.sa.s.sins lay in death from the shadows. If exposed, however, they were only half as dangerous. Knowing this, s.h.i.+ Feng darted forward without hesitation and sliced up the six a.s.sa.s.sins.
Dang! Dang! Dang!
Six clangs of metal clas.h.i.+ng resounded inside the magic barrier, and the a.s.sa.s.sins who had just entered stealth were immediately exposed. Enraged, they glared at s.h.i.+ Feng.
“Black Flame, no matter how much you struggle, the result will be the same! Since you want to die an early, let me fulfill your wis.h.!.+” a tanned and short a.s.sa.s.sin named Grey Squirrel tightened his grip around one of his daggers and jabbed it at s.h.i.+ Feng’s abdomen. With even greater speed than before, Grey Squirrel drew a strange arc with his other dagger, sliding it smoothly towards s.h.i.+ Feng’s side.
Under normal circ.u.mstances, players would instinctively try to defend against the first attack and neglect the dagger from the side. Even if they managed to discover the second dagger, their instincts would still focus on the first.
This deliberate misdirection clearly displayed how skilled this a.s.sa.s.sin named Grey Squirrel was. He was not an ordinary player but an expert.
As long as the a.s.sa.s.sin’s blade found its mark, s.h.i.+ Feng would enter a Fainted state. At that time, he would be at the a.s.sa.s.sins’ mercy. They could simply incapacitate him indefinitely until he died.
Moreover, while Grey Squirrel attacked s.h.i.+ Feng, the other two a.s.sa.s.sins beside him had also aimed their daggers at the Swordsman.
The three remaining a.s.sa.s.sins standing at a distance, however, had not taken action. On the contrary, they simply stood there, watching with ridiculing smiles.
In their opinion, s.h.i.+ Feng was just a cornered beast struggling to stay alive. His initial charge was simply his last-ditch effort at survival.
Just when the two daggers from Grey Squirrel were about to penetrate into s.h.i.+ Feng’s body, s.h.i.+ Feng s.h.i.+fted his footsteps slightly and retreated half a step, effortlessly evading the two daggers. Immediately, he spun sideways, escaping the pincer attack of the two a.s.sa.s.sins behind him. The entire process was as smooth as flowing water without any excess movement.
The a.s.sa.s.sins were inwardly startled.
s.h.i.+ Feng had actually evaded their perfect joint attack with such simple motions.
s.h.i.+ Feng’s quick-witted response left the six a.s.sa.s.sins s.h.i.+vering slightly. However, he couldn’t care less about his enemies’ thoughts. Without a pause, s.h.i.+ Feng brandished the Abyssal Blade and the Purgatory’s Shadow, sending over a dozen afterimages slas.h.i.+ng at the three a.s.sa.s.sins. s.h.i.+ Feng’s swords moved with lightning speed, the three a.s.sa.s.sins emitting ear-piercing screeches as the blades found their vital points.
The three attacking a.s.sa.s.sins were greatly shocked by this counterattack. In a panic, they hurriedly used their daggers to defend themselves, even going as far as using Block.
Although all three of them managed to defend against the afterimages sent at them, s.h.i.+ Feng’s superhuman strength forced them into a retreat, the clash leaving their hands numb.
“Such speed and strength.”
At this moment, these three no longer dared to underestimate s.h.i.+ Feng. During their brief exchange, they could tell how powerful s.h.i.+ Feng was. Normally, when the three of them attacked together, even Red Feather would temporarily retreat rather than face them directly. However, s.h.i.+ Feng had done the exact opposite and fought them head-on. Surprisingly, he even forced them into a retreat. If they had not combined their strengths to block s.h.i.+ Feng’s attacks just now, they might have joined the many souls who had died under s.h.i.+ Feng’s swords.
All six of the a.s.sa.s.sins instantly came to a conclusion.
Although the s.h.i.+ Feng before them had lost his fangs and claws, he was no tiger. He was a monstrous beast clad in human skin. He could easily suppress them by only relying on his strength. Faced with s.h.i.+ Feng, only death awaited them.
Suddenly, the a.s.sa.s.sins realized that they had made a ma.s.sive mistake. They had actually chosen to lock themselves up with such a monstrous beast….
As expected, it isn’t possible to get rid of them quickly without the 100% speed boost from Purgatory Power. s.h.i.+ Feng’s onslaught had failed to achieve its intended purpose, though it did allow him to gain a general understanding of his attackers’ strengths. In conclusion, these a.s.sa.s.sins were definitely experts.
The three a.s.sa.s.sins had exposed many holes in their defenses after s.h.i.+ Feng shook them off. Hence, he brandished his blades once more, intending to strike the iron while it was hot and finish them off before they could reunite with their other companions. At this time, however, the other three a.s.sa.s.sins had already circled and arrived behind s.h.i.+ Feng. They immediately launched a flurry of attacks, giving s.h.i.+ Feng no choice but to stop his attacks and deal with the immediate threat first.
s.h.i.+ Feng abruptly spun around, swinging his swords with all his might at the three new arrivals. Like before, his attack sent all three a.s.sa.s.sins flying. s.h.i.+ Feng then charged at the a.s.sa.s.sin in front of him, brandis.h.i.+ng his swords multiple times. The a.s.sa.s.sin receiving s.h.i.+ Feng’s attacks was greatly frightened. Immediately, the a.s.sa.s.sin used Silent Steps, hoping to take advantage of the short period of invulnerability the skill provided to defend against all these sword flashes. By doing so, he could also gain some precious time to allow his companions to come to his rescue. Otherwise, only death awaited him.
The a.s.sa.s.sin’s decision to use Silent Steps had undeniably given his five other companions plenty of time to react. After regaining their composure, the five a.s.sa.s.sins immediately dashed at s.h.i.+ Feng, forcing him into a momentary retreat.
“We can’t let this continue. We can’t hold back any longer. All of you, use the Berserk Potion,” Grey Squirrel commanded.
The other five looked at one another and nodded silently. At the same time, they all took out blood-red potions. This potion was none other than the extremely precious Berserk Potion. Originally, this potion was a last resort. They never thought that they would have to use it so quickly.