Chapter 87 - Flame Blade Dance
Gentle Snow and Little Song started luring monsters from two sides. Before they even came close to the 30-yard range, the monsters discovered the two of them. The monsters’ eyes flashed a red glow, all of them turning their heads and staring at the intruders.
“Alert! Alert! Intruders detected!”
After the alarm rang out, all of the Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors within a 40-yard radius were alerted. The surrounding Mechanical monsters locked onto the two players, and within a moment, the two were being chased by hundreds of Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors.Zhao Yueru was secretly shocked at seeing this. Fortunately, she did not rashly act and lure the monsters. Otherwise, they would definitely party-wipe.“Big Brother Black Flame, there won’t be a problem luring the monsters in such a way, right?” Zhao Yueru saw that Gentle Snow and Little Song were both being chased closely after by the Mechanical army. If they had not run away in time, they might have already been dead by now.
“Relax. With the Speed Scroll in effect, these Mechanical monsters won’t be able to catch up to them,” s.h.i.+ Feng said confidently.
After some time, as expected, not a single one of the Mechanical monsters caught up to the two. Everything happened just as s.h.i.+ Feng predicted. After luring all the surrounding Mechanical monsters, the two of them circled the large, empty crater, while the Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors chased them without stop.
The two of them were very adept at luring monsters. Within a short moment, they had merged the two waves of Mechanical monsters into a single wave.
Inwardly, Zhao Yueru was speechless. She, too, had a Speed Scroll. However, this item was just too expensive. Even if it was her party members, each of them only possessed one Speed Scroll for the purpose of saving their own lives. She never imagined that s.h.i.+ Feng could easily take out two of them. Moreover, he was only using it to lure monsters. It was truly an extravagant use.However, it was true that, with this added Speed Scroll, the two of them were able to lure all of the monsters safely.
Now, though, the real problem had arrived. After luring so many monsters, how were they going to deal with them?
They did not possess any AOE magic, and even if they did, they would not dare to use it. Doing so would cause disorder to the control of Hatred, as their MT did not learn an advanced skill such as Crowd Mock. At that time, everyone would just die.
s.h.i.+ Feng naturally knew the question everyone was thinking. However, he only revealed a mysterious smile as he walked forward.
“In ten seconds, both of you lure all the monsters to the center,” s.h.i.+ Feng said in the party chat.
“Understood,” Gentle Snow answered.Finished speaking, s.h.i.+ Feng took out a delicate, dark red scroll, then spreading it open in one go. Incantations were written throughout the inside of the scroll. Just the light coming from the incantations was enough to cause the fire mana in the surroundings to surge.
After seeing this, even an amateur would know that the item s.h.i.+ Feng took out was not simple.
As an Elementalist, Zhao Yueru’s face was filled with shock. Just what kind of Magic Scroll was this? The Magic Scrolls sold by the Magic Shops were definitely unable to create such a feat. Just the incantations alone were enough to cause the fire mana of the surrounding area to gather quickly, becoming incomparably violent.
Such a gathering of fire mana was even stronger than the Fire Dragon’s Roar she used by several times. If s.h.i.+ Feng were to release it, who knew how strong it would be?At this moment, s.h.i.+ Feng activated the Magic Scroll and pulled out the Abyssal Blade.
Suddenly, the fire mana collected above the Magic Scroll poured down like mercury, and streak after streak of flames over ten meters in length penetrated the Abyssal Blade. Magnificent flames then burst out of the Abyssal Blade’s form, suddenly transforming into a sword of flame. It faintly released the cry of a phoenix, resounding throughout the surroundings.
Naturally, everyone noticed such a vast and mighty power.
n.o.body thought s.h.i.+ Feng would actually still have such a hidden ace in the hole.
In fact, s.h.i.+ Feng did not wish to use this Tier 2 Magic Scroll. He would have one less after every use. Moreover, s.h.i.+ Feng had only harvested four such items from all of Moonlight Forest. Now that he had used one, he only had three remaining.
At this time, Gentle Snow and Little Song had already lured all of the Mechanical monsters to the central region of the crater. They then ran towards s.h.i.+ Feng.
The Mechanical monsters were coming in closer and closer, 40 yards… 30 yards… 20 yards… 10 yards… However, s.h.i.+ Feng had still not taken any action. He was only standing there, silently, with his hand holding the dazzling and burning-hot sword.
Just as Gentle Snow and Little Song ran past s.h.i.+ Feng, s.h.i.+ Feng abruptly took action, slas.h.i.+ng out his burning blade.Tier 2 Magic, Flame Blade Dance!In the blink of an eye, s.h.i.+ Feng’s slash released countless crimson flames. The scorching flames were like an ocean, instantly swallowing the entire Mechanical army. The cone-shaped flames burned everything in a 60-yard distance to ash.
Even if the Mechanical Warriors had 3,000 HP, they were still unable to withstand the damage from this move as they all turned into a pile of sc.r.a.p metal.Meanwhile, s.h.i.+ Feng’s experience abruptly increased by a large chunk, rising to 37% of Level 6. The other party members had also broken through from Level 5, one after another, all of them reaching Level 6. Their leveling speed was just too awesome.Everyone’s gazes then went towards the loot littering the ground, joy immediately rus.h.i.+ng up to their heads. s.h.i.+ Feng was just too awesome! He used a single move to kill Level 9 Elite monsters instantly. Although he depended on an external item to do so, being able to obtain such an item was still proof of his ability.
If they were to go through this process again several more times, they would be able to reach Level 10 at any minute!
At this moment, Gentle Snow, as well, was rejoicing at her choice to aid s.h.i.+ Feng in his Quest. Just the EXP they obtained alone profited them big time.“Big Brother Black Flame, what kind of Scroll did you use? It was actually so powerful,” Zhao Yueru blinked her eyes at s.h.i.+ Feng, asking curiously.
“A Tier 2 Magic Scroll,” s.h.i.+ Feng casually said.“Big Brother Black Flame, where can I buy it?” Zhao Yueru was captivated by the this Magic Scroll after seeing its destructive capabilities. It would be worth it even if she had to spend 10 Silver Coins to buy one.
s.h.i.+ Feng shook his head, saying with a smile, “This item can’t be bought. It will only appear by chance when opening a high-grade Treasure Chest.”
“Oh…” Zhao Yueru was slightly disappointed.s.h.i.+ Feng might have spat out blood if he knew Zhao Yueru thought of buying the Tier 2 Magic Scroll for only 10 Silver Coins.
n.o.body would sell a Tier 2 Magic Scroll. That was because this item was just too valuable. If used at a crucial point, it was possible to create a comeback situation. In s.h.i.+ Feng’s previous life, there were many large Guilds who offered two to three Gold Coins for Tier 2 Magic Scrolls but still failed to purchase any.
If it were not due to the importance of this Quest, s.h.i.+ Feng would not have been willing to use this Scroll.
Gentle Snow originally wished to find out more about the Magic Scroll, as this item was truly too useful. However, after hearing s.h.i.+ Feng’s tone, it was clear that he was feeling heartache over having used the item. Even the rich and overbearing Chief Forger was feeling heartache. One could just imagine how rare this item was.
However, when Gentle Snow heard that she could obtain such an item from a high-grade Treasure Chest, she thought to herself that she would let the players from her Guild make a note of it.
Following which, everyone else started cleaning up the loot. There were plenty of Elite monsters amongst the over eight hundred Mechanical monsters, so there were many items dropped. Amongst them, there was no lack of Level 7 to Level 8 Common Equipment. There were even over thirty pieces of Bronze Equipment and several skill books.
“You killed all these monsters, and we were not of much help. So, we won’t be taking any of the equipment or skill books.” Gentle Snow traded all the items to s.h.i.+ Feng after she finished arranging the loot.
However, the s.h.i.+eld Warrior started drooling when he looked at all the equipment for MTs. He was extremely reluctant to part with them. However, he also did not dare have any objections to give everything to s.h.i.+ Feng.“You all helped out quite a lot. Let’s split according to Job requirements. As for these skill books, I’ll be taking them.” s.h.i.+ Feng only kept all of the skill books because he discovered a special skill, Precision Throw, amongst them. This skill was extremely useful to him. As for the Bronze Equipment, they were worth but a few Gold Coins, so they were not as valuable to him. The equipment he was currently wearing was the Silvermoon Set Equipment. s.h.i.+ Feng did not plan on changing equipment while he was below Level 10. As for Blackie and the others, he would obtain equipment that would better suit them.
Although the equipment did not serve much purpose to s.h.i.+ Feng, they were very useful to Gentle Snow.
“I would feel embarra.s.sed if I were to accept them vainly. How about I purchase all of them? I currently don’t have enough game Coins on hand. Could I pay using Credits?” Gentle Snow, not wis.h.i.+ng to owe s.h.i.+ Feng a favor, softly asked.
“Paying with Credits is fine as well,” s.h.i.+ Feng was naturally very willing.
In a short moment, Gentle Snow had transferred 50,000 Credits to s.h.i.+ Feng, enriching s.h.i.+ Feng quite a lot once more.“What about the remaining Mechanical Knights? Are you going to use a Magic Scroll again?” Gentle Snow looked towards the over a hundred Mechanical Knights guarding the large gate, asking in antic.i.p.ation.“A Tier 2 Magic Scroll can’t get rid of them. Moreover, I don’t need to kill them to enter into that place. I just need to lure them away.” When s.h.i.+ Feng heard Gentle Snow saying so, his forehead couldn’t help but sweat. Tier 2 Magic Scrolls weren’t just some kind of cabbage he could waste.“Leave it to me, then.” Gentle Snow looked at the terrain and entered into deep thought. She felt that there should be no problem in accomplis.h.i.+ng the task.
“Here are some Speed Scrolls and Return Scrolls. As long as you run out of the crater, they will not continue chasing. After leaving the battle, you all can use the Return Scrolls to leave this place,” s.h.i.+ Feng explained and took out several Scrolls.
Seeing that they were about to part from each other, Zhao Yueru felt unwillingness in her heart. She did not know why, but she could feel a sense of ease and security when she was with s.h.i.+ Feng.“Big Brother Black Flame, let’s add each other as friends! We’re going to enter a Level 5 Dungeon tomorrow, so how about you come and join us?” Zhao Yueru suddenly said.Gentle Snow was faintly astonished. She looked at Zhao Yueru with a helpless smile. However, she felt that this was not really a bad choice. With s.h.i.+ Feng around, their chances of clearing the Level 5 Dungeon would be even greater.
“Er…” s.h.i.+ Feng did not think that this Witch would actually want to add him as a friend. Moreover, she even invited him to dive into a Dungeon. This behavior of hers right now was just way too different from before.
“We can add each other as friends, but I have some things to do tomorrow. We’ll dive into a Dungeon together when I have time in the future,” s.h.i.+ Feng tactically rejected the invitation. After all, he couldn’t suddenly multiply himself into two people. As for the matter of adding each other as friends, s.h.i.+ Feng possessed another independent circle of friends after donning the Demon Mask. So, others would not be able to discover any issues.
“Let us add each other as friends then,” Zhao Yueru softly bit her lips. She was slightly disappointed that she would not be able to dive into a Dungeon with s.h.i.+ Feng immediately. However, it was still good that she could add him as a friend. She would be able to contact him more easily in the future.
System: Do you wish to accept Flaming Moon’s friend request?
s.h.i.+ Feng hit accept, and the name Flaming Moon entered Black Flame’s Friend Window.
Afterward, s.h.i.+ Feng headed towards the left side of the gate.
At this moment, Gentle Snow had already arrived at the gate’s right side, prepared to lure the Mechanical Knights.“Elder Sister Yueru, let us leave first. We can just leave the rest to Elder Sister Snow,” Xiao Yue’er softly said when she noticed that Zhao Yueru remained motionless.“I got it.” Zhao Yueru, after taking another glance at s.h.i.+ Feng’s back, turned around and left.
Seeing that s.h.i.+ Feng was ready, Gentle Snow activated the Speed Scroll and rushed at the Level 10 Mechanical Knights.
Halfway there, the eyes of Mechanical Knights in front of the large gate shone brightly. Their enormous bodies started moving, and all of them had their eyes focused on Gentle Snow. Gentle Snow immediately halted her steps. She then turned around and escaped.The Mechanical Knights bellowed in rage as they moved their large figures, chasing after Gentle Snow.
Only when all of the Mechanical Knights left did s.h.i.+ Feng hastily run towards the large steel gates.
Although Gentle Snow had lured the Mechanical Knights away, the amount of time they could be lured was limited. Moreover, they would not fall for the same trick the next time, so s.h.i.+ Feng had to seize the opportunity.
Arriving at the large gate, s.h.i.+ Feng found a moss-covered keyhole. He then inserted the broken obsidian crystal given to him by Blackbeard. The fortress’ key had already been stored away for almost a millennium. Blackbeard also mentioned that the key might not be able to open the gates. However, it was still worth a try.