The solidified and nearly solidified lava turned the entire dark black land into red. Not only the solidified lava, but also dried blood, corpses that were not melted by high temperature, and metal fragments…
These revealed days of fierce fighting that had been raging across the land.
The coalition army’s defense line was shrinking step by step. They had evacuated from the Blood Claw Estate.
There were many kingdoms in the human world. The disputes were far more frequent than in the Demon Realm, and they were no strangers to war; while demons, whose average life expectancy was much higher than that of humans, were more aggressive by nature. The war in the Demon Realm had never stopped too. These were just ordinary people. The strength of powerhouses was directly proportional to their lifespan, and the battlefields they could experience were even older.
However, no matter whether it was demons or the ground races, no matter whether it was civilians or powerhouses, they had never experienced such a cruel and tragic war before them.
There was no interest, no conquest, no occupation… only 1 purpose, destruction.
Although the coalition army shrunk its line of defense, it did not collapse. It continued to fight tenaciously with the Abyss army. The demons, in particular, had shown formidable strength and rich combat experience. Many targeted strategies and tactics could always eliminate a large number of the Abyss monsters at a very small cost. However, no matter how ingenious the tactics, no matter how rich the experience was, facing the endless monsters, they could not change the situation of the battle.
The ground in front of the Star Fortress had been severely deformed, and there were huge potholes caused by destruction all over the place. The ground was full of lava formed from the death of the Abyss monsters. Behind the Star Fortress, one would reach the Bloody Empire across 2 mountains. There were a large number of demons and a considerable number of migrant humans. After the Abyss army emerged from the door between 2 worlds, it spread over a wide area. Not only the Star Fortress, but the main attack point of the monsters was also the Black Iron Mountain leading to the Dark Shadow Empire.
Catherine was currently protecting the pentagram formation eye of the Heavenly Slaughter Formation. Shea long ago led the army from Dark Moon Estate’s Town Leia to the Dark Shadow Empire to protect the formation eye on behalf of her. After learning about the Abyss’s movements, she personally led the coalition army of the Fallen Angel Empire and the Dark Shadow Empire to cross the Black Iron Mountain Range from the Bloody Vine Flower Estate. She heavily fortified the Morro Fortress in front of the Black Iron Mountain Range, preparing to meet the invasion of the Abyss army.
The areas where these 2 fortresses were located were under tremendous pressure. Before that, a large number of demons and migrant human refugees fled to the Bloody Empire. Once the Star Fortress was breached, the people of the Bloody Empire would definitely not have time to evacuate, and there was no geographical advantage for them to defend, so the soldiers were desperately defending.
The Star Fortress was a huge fortress temporarily built on the basis of the City of Stars. It should also be the most powerful fortress in the entire Demon Realm. It gathered all the new weapons of the Demon Realm and a huge alchemy civilization army.
However, up to now, the Star Fortress was about to fall.
In the White Sea, the Star Ship displayed immense destructive power, decimating the Abyss army, but it was at the White Sea. Due to the geographical advantage, the Star Ship could easily eliminate the Abyss creatures restricted by terrain. In contrast, this was land, where the continuous special attributes of the Abyss army could be brought into full play. Furthermore, the Star Ship was severely damaged in the big explosion last time, and it had not been fully repaired until now. Although its firepower was still strong, it also seemed powerless when facing the endless Abyss monsters.
2/3 of the troop of the Alchemy Civilization were gone. Apart from the long-range the titans and the support lamp spirits, the assemble puppets, giant crystal beasts, and crystal beasts had suffered serious injuries. Although the City of Stars could temporarily create some soldiers, this production speed was far behind the consumption. The fastest to produce was the assemble puppets that had prepared a large number of ‘parts’, but even if they were produced, they must be controlled by a skilled pilot. The talent of the gremlins in the alchemy civilization was repairing. After all, only a few of them were skilled at this. For this reason, all trainee pilots of the Bloody Empire were summoned to join the battle.
The soldiers of the coalition army were covered with coagulated blood and sweat, and their gaze seemed mechanical and numb. Although there was a short break in rotation, and everyone distributed potions and food, they maintained such a super-intensive life-and-death battle for several consecutive days and nights. Even the machine could barely hold on. Many soldiers who rested in rotation even fell asleep standing up, but once they heard the sound of charging, they instinctively clenched their weapons and woke up.
Even the alchemy creatures were exhausted. The current situation of defending soldiers was very bad. The battalion was full of wounded soldiers. Even the soldiers who still had the strength to fight were almost at their limit. The remaining combat power of the alchemy army was also not much. The Star Ship’s firepower had also been greatly weakened due to cooling or overuse. This tense bowstring was on the verge of breaking.
The ones who were truly tireless were the Abyss monsters. They didn’t give the defending soldiers much time to rest. After the previous wave of attack was destroyed, a new wave of attack began again soon.
On the horizon in the distance, a blood color that made others feel despair appeared again.
“If we can survive this battle, may I have the honor to invite you to have a candlelight dinner?” The one who spoke was a handsome elf, Sivling of the Silver Moon Celestial Capital’s magic archer legion, a well-known sharpshooter of the coalition army. His object of the conversation was a heroic purple-haired beauty, who was the legion commander of the Fallen Angel Empire’s Flying Cloud Legion, Rometty of the Fallen Angel Empire royal family.
Some elves and humans who were familiar with Sivling showed expressions of surprise. Sivling was the dream lover of many female elves in the Silver Moon Celestial Capital, but because of his quiet and aloof nature, he rejected many female elves’ love proposals, and he was still single. Unexpectedly, he would take the initiative to say such a thing to a woman, and even to a female demon!
In fact, in these days of fighting side by side, Sivling had gradually fallen in love with this heroic female warrior whose marksmanship and archery skills were not inferior to his own. Now, before what might be the last battle of his life, the introverted elf finally expressed his love.
In that gaze, all barriers such as race and camp disappeared, leaving only the purest emotions.
If it was in the past, the proud elves would definitely not admit this kind of love with foreign tribes. Even Elf King Span and Fairy Dragon Meria were only recognized after the fallen elf calamity. But at this moment, the soldiers including elves all cheered, “Promise him! Promise him!”
Rometty looked at Sivling. Her eyes flashed with excitement, but she pouted angrily in the direction of the Abyss army, “If you can beat me this time.”
Sivling was spirited, “Okay!”
The nearby soldiers laughed wildly, and their morale was boosted a bit. At this time, the order horn sounded. Sivling and Rometty looked solemn. They shouted in unison, “The first shooter legion, get ready!”
Due to the heavy casualties of each legion in the previous battle, the first shooter legion was a reorganized long-range legion that included elves, humans, and demons. Sivling and Rometty were deputy commanders.
The shooters immediately stood by the wall neatly, and the rest of the soldiers also quickly prepared for battle. At this moment, there was no distinction between demons, humans, or other races. They could only entrust their backs to their comrades and face the raging torrent of destruction together.
In front of the Star Fortress, all kinds of lights shone again. No one could be sure if this was the last shine of hope.
As the battle situation progressed, urgent reports were sent to the headquarters of the fortress.
“The frontline can’t hold any longer! The enemy has already broken through the city wall!” Kozena, the commander of the imperial guards, hurried into the command station.
The highest commander sitting in the headquarters was Empress Tiffany of the Bloody Empire, followed by Lex the Great and Sandro.
The 3 of them were originally commanding the battle in front of the city, but because Lex and Tiffany were injured successively in the battle a few days ago, especially Tiffany, who was seriously injured, they stayed at the headquarters. Both of them were simultaneously surprised when they heard that the city wall was breached. Tiffany quickly asked, “Kozena, how much reserve troops do we have?”
“Those who can fight have already gone up, including the last batch of students from the capital college…” The lead of the imperial guards smiled bitterly, “Even the reserve troops of the ancient legion have run out. Currently, only the titans and the lamp spirit legion were still fighting, but it won’t last long. Your Majesty, please evacuate immediately!”
Tiffany shook her head, “Catherine is still fighting with the Abyss Rulers in the Mountain Seckred, Shea faced another army of the Abyss in the Black Iron Mountain Range, and the capital is behind me. There is no way to retreat anymore. Especially since the capital still has countless people who have no time to evacuate, the Star Fortress is the greatest hope of the Empire and the Demon Realm. How can I retreat? We can only fight or die.”
“Hmph, foolish.” A voice sounded from the command station.
Tiffany frowned, “Look who it is.”
This person was the former ruler of the Bloody Empire, Raizen.
Also her father.
“You should have a special way to contact that guy. At this point, what are you waiting for?” The ‘that guy’ Raizen referred to was Chen Rui. Indeed, as a member of Galaxy Divinity Temple, Tiffany could separate the soul power to communicate the emergency here to Chen Rui, just like when Python was in an emergency in [Doom Calamity Kingdom] back then.
Tiffany’s tone was unusually indifferent, “He has more important things to do now, so he can’t be distracted.”
Chen Rui was assisting Zola’s training in the elemental world to seal the world. He must be aware of the current situation. The Abyss would definitely invade the door between 2 worlds, and it would definitely not waste time. The reason why he had not returned now only proved that Zola hadn’t fully comprehended her new power. Although many people could summon him through the Galaxy Divinity Temple, no one had done so at this time.
Raizen sneered, “Is it more important than your life?”
“I trust him.” Tiffany replied coldly, “This word is exactly what you lack.”
There were many succession candidates for the Bloody Empire back then, including the 3 remarkable princes, but in the end, they were dead due to struggles and suspicions. From this point of view, Raizen really did not trust anyone except himself, including his own son.
Raizen showed a disdainful expression, “As a ruler, you shouldn’t trust a person absolutely.”
“I don’t have time to argue with you about this kind of boring question. This is the highest command of the coalition army. You’re just an abdicate who has lost power and has no right to dictate! You’re not even qualified to enter this fortress! Guards! Get this intruder out of the fortress!”
Hearing ‘get him out of the fortress’, Raizen’s eyes flashed an unknown light. With a wave of his hand, Tiffany’s body shook, seeming to be imprisoned by some kind of force. She was actually unable to move and speak.
Normally, even with a sneak attack, Tiffany would not be restrained so easily, but now that she was seriously injured, so she was unable to resist.
“I’m indeed an abdicated ruler, but I have not lost my authority.” Raizen smiled lightly, and he spoke up to Kozena, “Do you know what to do?”
“Yes, Your Majesty.” Kozena bowed deeply to Raizen, carried Tiffany, and walked out. She understood what Raizen meant. The ruler of the Bloody Empire needed to be in charge here, but it didn’t have to be Tiffany.
As long as Tiffany was around, the Bloody Empire would be around.
“You should have said just now that you are not only an abdicated ruler, but also a father.” Lex the Great, who had been silent all this time, spoke.
“Who are you?” Raizen frowned.
“Lex. Roland, a ruler who lost his empire, the father of ‘that guy’ as you mentioned,” Lex laughed. “It seems that none of us are popular fathers.”
Raizen stared at Lex for a moment, but he said nothing.
“They will go farther than us.” Lex’s eyes became distant as if he saw the distant sky through the wall.
Raizen frowned at this sentence, and he gave Lex a deep look.
“Raizen. Mammon. I didn’t expect to get to know a human like you in the end.”
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