Queen Medusa, holding a machete and a round shield, was surrounded by two cyan elite earth elementals. She seemed unusually strained.
Regarding true power, Queen Medusa was slightly inferior to the Chief Tauren, but she had the powerful ability to petrify which made her combat ability stronger than the Chief Tauren. Now the current opponent happened to be the earth elementals who were completely immune to petrification. She was unable to cope for a moment.
This time, the earth elementals and the demonic flies’ attack was very sudden. Fortunately, Tim’s training was quite effective. The Medusas did not panic. It was just that they were caught off guard, so they could not prepare weapons such as explosive arrows, so they were unable to unleash a huge single-target damage like the last time. With the Medusas’ weapons such as stone bows and arrows, they could not really achieve the effect of metal weapons even if they were enchanted with sharpness skill.
The medusas’ situation was getting worse. Their defeat was already quite obvious. Queen Medusa was anxious, and what made her uneasy was she had already sent out a distress signal to the Tauren’s Den to seek reinforcement some time ago, but the taurens had yet to arrive.
Could it be true that the suspicious Chen Rui was the earth elemental people and the demonic flies’ spy, and he deceived the taurens so that the taurens now side with the earth elementals? In this war, there have been precedent cases where the underground world creatures yielded to the earth elementals, but the earth elementals did not accept captives or defectors. Those creatures were slaughtered without exception. There is no way the taurens do not understand this.
The guy named Chen Rui sent a letter about three days ago, but she ordered Tim to send an uncourteous reply without giving that guy any chance to play tricks. That’s right, Chen Rui must be causing trouble. Even if he is not the earth elemental people’s spy, he must be holding some grudge against the medusas because of what happened last time. He will seize this opportunity to retaliate and scheme to prevent the taurens from helping!
The moment Queen Medusa was distracted, the elite earth elemental’s magical fist hit the crystal shield in her hand. This crystal shield was of special material that was as good as metal. It was successfully made using a lot of hard work. However, due to the great number of battles, it was already battered. It actually broke into pieces from one punch. Queen Medusa’s hand tingled with numbness hand from the recoil. She was half a beat too late in dodging and was hit by another elite earth elemental from behind.
All Queen Medusa felt was a great pain. With a “hiss”, she flicked her long tail, and fiercely swiped the elite earth elemental who sneak attacked from behind. However, the earth elemental was buffed by <Steel Armor> magic, their defense was super strong. They only took a few steps back. This blow did not cause any substantial damage. The earth elemental in front of her did not give Queen Medusa a chance to catch her breath and threw a punch. Queen Medusa turned her body sideways and dodged, and quickly slashed the enemy’s arm. However, it was unfortunate that the crystal machete that had already been through a lot that it could not hold up anymore. It was shattered as well.
Queen Medusa was left empty-handed. She suddenly fell into a huge crisis. At that very moment, the sound of roaring suddenly came. She saw a round cyan stone flying rapidly through the air, hitting the body of the elite earth elemental who was attacking Queen Medusa from behind. His entire body was knocked back more than ten meters and fell to the ground.
The light cyan stone opened up and became an earth elemental that was the same as the elite earth elemental people, but a red cloth was tied to its arm. To Queen Medusa’s surprise, this elite earth elemental that had a red cloth tied to it did not attack her, instead it scuffled with his companion.
At the same time, a familiar howl sounded. Queen Medusa regained her vigour. The taurens! The reinforcements have finally arrived!
What made Queen Medusa even more surprised was that among the taurens, there was a large group of earth elementals that had red scarves on their arms. These earth elementals did not attack the medusas, but their own kind and the demonic flies!
The keen-eyed Queen Medusa saw the “demon” Chen Rui whom she almost petrified rushed to the surrounded Tim and Lysa and rescued her daughter. Then, Lysa’s hissing voice sounded across the battlefield. She must have used some magic tool to amplify her voice. “Medusas, don’t attack the earth elementals with red scarves on their arms. They are our allies!”
Are the earth elemental people with the red scarves the allies that the suspicious figure named Chen Rui mentioned? If these earth elementals were spies, they only needed to stop the taurens’ reinforcements to destroy the Medusa Tribe. Why would they provide aid at this critical moment?
While distracted, the Chief Tauren’s howl suddenly sounded in her ears. Its strong body appeared beside her. He wanted to sneakily attack the elite earth elemental with his axe. Suddenly, sparks flew everywhere. A long, noticeable groove appeared on the elite earth elemental’s body that had been enhanced with <Steel Armor> and <Stone Skin>. The elite earth elemental was staggered back.
Queen Medusa noticed that the weapon in the Chief Tauren’s hands was not the usual stone hammer, but the taurens’ favorite metal battleaxe!
Not just the Chief Tauren but almost all the taurens were holding metal weapons in their hands. The Chief Tauren’s body was also covered with shiny armor!
The medusas also knew some smelting techniques, but it was far from comparable to the taurens. The queen knew the current mineral situation in the underworld. Due to the problem with crystal impurities, even the taurens could not extract metals pure enough to make weapons and armor. Therefore, all the medusas’ bows and arrows all changed to stone.
She never expected that the taurens finally found a method to extract metals. They are indeed the taurens who are proficient in smelting and forging!
“Mother! Come quick!” Lysa’s cry caught Queen Medusa’s attention. Queen Medusa’s snake body bounced and leaped up. Although she had no weapons, she had extraordinary strength. She threw punches as she walked and the demonic flies along the way fell like rain.
When Queen Medusa reached Lysa’s side, she saw a lot of metal weapons and arrows piled on the ground. They were obviously prepared for the Medusas. She couldn’t help but be overjoyed. She heard Chen Rui’s voice in her ear, “Queen Royal Highness!”
Queen Medusa turned her head and saw two silvery things being thrown over. It was a machete and a round shield of the best quality. They were enchanted dark star iron weapons. Her golden snake pupil flashed, and she slashed in Chen Rui’s direction.
Athena was taken aback. Queen Medusa moved very fast, it was too late to help him. Then she saw that the three decomposing demonic flies behind him, that were attempting to sneak attack, stopped for a moment and turned to pieces. She then understood Queen Medusa’s intentions.
Chen Rui bowed to Queen Medusa. “Queen Royal Highness, please catch an elite earth elemental together with the Chief Tauren!”
Queen Medusa stared at Chen Rui for a while, then turned toward the battle with the elite earth elemental.
Chen Rui secretly breathed a sigh of relief. When Queen Medusa attacked in his direction just now, he was really startled. Tim saw it from the side and gave Chen Rui a thumbs up.
Athena danced with her big sword, but she did not transform. She cooperated with Chen Rui to protect Tim and the pregnant Lysa while giving out weapons to the Medusa. The big sword had a pale red sharp light. Demonic flies that approached were torn apart one by one. The big sword in her hand was no longer a knockoff that would shatter easily, but an enchanted weapon made from dark star iron. This big sword carried a special significance, because it was cast by Chen Rui himself.
Athena initially thought that Chen Rui learned forging on a whim. She silently accompanied him the past few days. Of course, Chen Rui’s “talent” for forging shocked the taurens as well as Athena. However, when the great sword gradually formed under his hands, Athena suddenly understood.
He said this before, in front of the cottage in the forest.
“You need a better sword. I will definitely give you a better sword in the future.”
What could be better than the sword he cast himself? Or more valuable and meaningful?
Although he had incredible talent, he also experienced great hardships and efforts. Just to forge a perfect sword body, he consulted the tauren leader no less than ten times, and finally succeeded in making it.
He couldn’t do the enchantment part himself. He asked the tauren priest, Torre to help him with the bloodthirst skill. Due to the material characteristic of the dark star iron, the rare occurrence of double enchantment actually happened. Athena firmly believed that it must be Chen Rui’s luck.
This sword, named “Guardian’s Sword” by Athena, was meant to protect someone. Chen Rui thought it sounded a little awkward. He was a manly man; he should protect his own woman. Why was it the other way around? He wanted Athena to change its name, but Athena only listened to him when it came to everything else and even let him to take advantage of her sometimes, but she just refused to give in when it came to this matter.
Chen Rui had no choice but to let her be. He just treated it as them protecting each other. Speaking of which, he even played a console game of the same name in a different world…
However, this was indeed a good sword. One of the characteristics of the Guardian’s Sword was its extremely sharp blade. Its enchantment attribute was 20% defense reduction and 40% increase in attack.
Although it had slightly lower defense, it was indeed very suitable for Athena who loved playing offense. In terms of defense, she could make it up with armor. Athena also changed her leather armor.
This leather was not an ordinary leather, but a hydra leather. It was the best material for making armor. However, the taurens’ leather armor making skills were far worse than forging. The craftsmanship was still lacking in proficiency, but she could make do with it. Besides, there were only two hydra leathers in the warehouse. If it was really unusable, he could make a good one later. When it came to his own woman, naturally there was nothing he would not give. Except when they were being intimate, she should be well-armed for usual time.
With the arrival of reinforcements and the new powerful weapons, the medusas’ morale was boosted. The demonic flies and mutated earth elementals’ fierce offensive power was gradually suppressed. The most strained were the two mutated elite earth elemental people Taug and Sog. The powers of those two were slightly below Queen Medusa and the Chief Tauren. Now together with Tag who had comparable powers, the three versus two situation put them at a definite disadvantage. If not for their super strong defenses and unpredictable earth-type magic, they would have been destroyed.
The demonic flies and mutated earth elemental crowded around the fountain of life. Even if they were affected by the power of several Demon King-level powerhouses, they did not fall back. They seemed to be casting something. This scene was similar to the Tauren’s Den lair previously.
Chen Rui watched from a distance, and came up with a hypothesis in his mind: Is the enemy’s motive the fountain of life? Even if they could not eliminate the Medusas, they would continue to try to strengthen the “seeds” of the evil eyes, drawing power from the fountain of life until it dried up.
Sure enough, the demonic flies saw that they could not win. They surrounded the fountain of life for a while, and then began to evacuate with the mutated earth elemental.
At that moment, the Chief Tauren howled. Queen Medusa remembered what Chen Rui said just now. Both of them attacked at the same time, focusing on the elite earth elementals who were trying to evacuate. The elite earth elementals flew backward and fell to the ground. After coming in contact with the ground, they seemed to regain some strength and continued to wave their hands. Several rows of thick earth walls emerged from the ground, blocking the approach of two powerful enemies.
While the Chief Tauren and Queen Medusa were breaking through the earth wall, the elite earth elemental was about to flee. Suddenly, the surrounding land changed. Fierce stone pillars emerged, bending to form a cage and entrapping it. It was the earth-type magic <Stone Prison>. Earth-type magic had no effect on the earth elemental that was formed by the earth element. The elite earth elemental touched the stone pillar of the <Stone Prison> with its hands, and the originally hard stone pillar turned into powder and crumbled on the ground.
At that moment, the cracks on the earth wall suddenly expanded. It shattered in an instant, and the figures of the Chief Tauren and Queen Medusa appeared. The elite earth elemental could not use magic for some time, so they just curled into a round rock and tried to roll away.
A cyan figure emerged from the ground, and its hands tightly hugged the round stone that had not completely closed yet. Both parties’ earth elemental powers canceled each other out, and it couldn’t escape for a while.
At this time, another elite earth elemental people had already fled alone. The remaining enemies also retreated like the tide. Chen Rui heard Delong’s howl, “Chen Rui, come here!”
He knew that the Chief Tauren had succeeded, so he hurried forward. He saw that the body of the elite earth elemental was being tightly hugged by Tag, and its four limbs were being controlled by Queen Medusa and the tauren leader.
“Sog’s earth elemental power is under my control for the time being. It can’t release any magic, but it won’t last, so you must be as fast as possible!” Tag’s voice seemed a bit strained.
Chen Rui was well prepared. When he heard Delong’s voice, he put on “Dark Will” on his left hand and drank the corresponding spirit potion. He immediately extended his hand and activated <Aura Conversion>.
After confirming the conversion prompt, it was as expected. Those terrible eyes reappeared in Chen Rui’s consciousness. Suddenly, the cold and evil eyes almost made Chen Rui’s will crumble. Fortunately, he was already mentally prepared. Relying on the conversion of the Super System and the spiritual resistance of the Dark Will, he persevered. The power of the evil eyes on this elite earth elemental called Sog was strong, but it was not endless like the fountain of life. Moreover, he was prepared for the second battle this time. Chen Rui’s resistance had strengthened a lot, or maybe it was the intelligent absorption of the Super System that became stronger. About 20 minutes later, Sog’s struggling gradually weakened. The pale yellow light in his eyes began to fade.
About ten minutes after Chen Rui activated <Aura Conversion> for the second time, Sog’s eyes finally returned to white.
“That’s enough, Tag. Hugging me like this is very uncomfortable for me.” Sog’s deep voice sounded.
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