South of the Dark Moon.
The Blue Lava Army had crossed Town Soto, and they came near Town Yankou.
Looking far ahead at the deserted town that was once an ancient battlefield, the Blue Lava Lord Titan frowned, “According to Town Soto’s captives, this place was once eroded by the dead qi and power, turning it into a cursed place?”
Next to Titan was Nader, the legion leader of the main legion, Azure Legion. The legion leader said disapprovingly, “This so-called cursed place is just haunted by a few undeads. Could it be a threat to our army? As long as our army walks over and moves our feet, we can crush those skeletons into powder.”
The legion leader of the Double-headed Dragon Legion, Mallorca, also said, “Sir Titan, if we want to avoid Town Yankou, we can only walk on the steep mountain trails. Then we must go the long way. Taking into account the terrain and demonic beasts, there will be some unnecessary losses inevitably. Besides, we will also delay the date initially agreed with the Red Spirit Lord to besiege the Dark Moon.”
The capital envoy, Diak, on the side was a little anxious, “Sir Titan, I think it’s better to crossover Town Yankou directly. The besiege of the Dark Moon this time is a great credit. If this credit is snatched by Lord Josh alone, wouldn’t the Blue Lava Estate be humiliated?”
As the envoy of the capital, he was also the military governor. The sure-win war this time was his best opportunity to earn a credit. Diak won the position of envoy with great difficulty, so naturally he was worried about letting the credit slip away.
“Josh? That guy is very sneaky, so he won’t easily fight against the Dark Moon.” Titan smiled confidently as he shook his head. Josh, like Titan, had the plan to preserve strength, so he would not simply let the elite soldiers under him fight desperately against the Dark Moon’s main force. All he needed to do was to join forces and attack on both sides. Even if the Dark Moon was holding on to the city, their loss would be much less.
However, Titan didn’t expect that Shea would take the initiative to attack despite her smaller-sized army. He didn’t even expect that Josh would be defeated in his winning battle.
Currently, Josh was seriously injured and unconscious. Kanita was taking care of him. Kanita was also temporarily making all the decisions about the Red Spirit Estate.
Diak saw that Titan didn’t seem to be in a hurry to proceed, so his thoughts changed, “Speaking of the undead, my subordinate, Sulfur, happens to be proficient in the undead magic. Sir might as well listen to his opinion.”
Titan expected Diak’s reaction. He nodded and said, “I have heard about the reputation of this Master Sulfur. I have this intention too.”
Diak hurriedly summoned Sulfur. Facing Titan’s question, Sulfur seemed quite confident, “Sir Lord, this small town was originally a famous ancient battlefield. There are many powerful heroes buried in it. In theory, it is indeed quite difficult to deal with them if all of them are converted into undead. However, the soul power of many heroes is extremely powerful during their lifetime. Unless there is a magician close to the Demon Overlord level who is extremely proficient in the undead magic, then only it is possible to use these truly powerful heroes’ souls. This kind of powerful undead magician… As far as I know, there isn’t one even in the entire Demon Realm.”
Since the legendary undead magic master of the Bloody Empire disappeared 2000 years ago, as a side of dark magic, the undead magic had gradually declined in recent years. Looking at the current Demon Realm, let alone Sulfur, even Titan had never heard of a magician who was proficient in the undead magic as well as close to the Demon Overlord or Demon Overlord powerhouse.
Would the Dark Moon Estate have this kind of powerhouse? One would know the answer without thinking.
“Are you sure?” Nader asked again.
“Sir Nader has experienced many battles and is well-known far and wide. I’m definitely not as good as sir in terms of combat. However, when it comes to undead magic, you probably cannot find anyone who has done more research than me in the entire Fallen Angel Empire.” At this point, Sulfur showed strong confidence. For this, he really exerted a lot of hard work in this aspect.
Titan nodded, “This is a very important judgment. It seems in the attack of the Dark Moon this time, Sir Diak and Master Sulfur’s credit will definitely be significant.”
In fact, when Titan heard what Mallorca said just now, he had already made up his mind to pass Town Yankou directly. His pretentiousness was just to find a way to give Diak more credit. Diak was a royal family member. Judging from Diak’s appointment as the envoy this time, his future would definitely be bright. It would be better to do him a favor so that Titan had an extra support in the capital in the future.
“Thank you sir lord!” Diak was overjoyed. He deliberately demonstrated his ability and said analytically, “Since Town Yankou is just some trivial low level undead, why would the Dark Moon classify it as a ‘cursed land’? They even moved all the residents to Town Soto? I think there is a mystery in it.”
This sentence really reminded Titan. Thinking of the recent rapid economic development of the Dark Moon, his mind moved.
Mallorca had already reacted, “Could it be some kind of base or a hiding place for wealth for the Dark Moon?”
“Pass my order, the army will advance directly through Town Yankou. If there is any discovery, Mallorca, you will lead a team to stay.” Titan glanced at Diak, and he smiled, “As for Sir Diak, you are definitely indispensable.”
Diak was full of joy. He quickly thanked Titan, and he was secretly proud of his intelligence.
Just like that, the Blue Lava Army marched straight toward Town Yankou.
When approaching the area of Town Yankou, the temperature was inexplicably lowered a few degrees. The surrounding was filled with an eerie and chilly atmosphere. The soldiers also appeared a little cautious as they proceeded with caution under Titan’s orders.
As Town Yankou was originally an ancient battlefield where countless heroes were buried, plus there were rumors of small groups of low level undead, Titan did not take this to heart. Instead, he was very interested in the things that might be “hidden” in this land designated as a cursed land by the Dark Moon.
Just when the Blue Lava Army passed through the ancient battlefield of Town Yankou, a large amount of gray mist suddenly appeared. The road underneath seemed to be completely distorted, and it was impossible to see the way forward.
“What’s the matter?” Titan and others were taken aback. Even the magic horse they were riding began to become uneasy, as if it was full of fear.
“Could it be… the Mist of the Netherworld?” Sulfur was surprised, “It allows the undead to exert stronger combat power in it, but… this is a high level undead magic which has been lost for more than 1,000 years.”
At this time, the herald reported in a hurry, “Sir lord, there are a large number of undeads in front!”
As soon as he finished reporting, they could faintly hear the screams of the soldiers from the mist in front. Not only that, there were even people reporting that there was a lot of mist at the back. There was no way to escape.
Titan was taken aback. He quickly stopped the demon horse, and he shouted, “Order the army to stop advancing immediately. Prepare for battle!”
When Titan led Mallorca and the others to the front quickly, he saw countless indistinct and staggering figures in the mist. Despite trying hard to focus their eyesight, they could only see what seemed to be all skeletons.The amount was unknown. There might even be higher level undead hidden amongst them.
This is “a few” undead? It’s actually a big army! Nader, who said this previously, couldn’t help but to take a cold breath.
Although it was only the lowest level skeleton soldiers, it might be related to the Mist of the Netherworld. The combat power of these skeletons seemed to be much stronger than Titan expected. Furthermore, the undead did not feel any pain. After a skeleton was cut into half by the soldier, it still chopped off the opponent’s feet with a rusty scimitar.
Facing such a terrifying enemy, the morale of the army was greatly affected. Titan made a prompt decision. He ordered the elite Ice Blue Magician Legion to dispatch. The magician legion was the strongest “special force” in the Blue Lava Army. Generally, it was considered good enough if an estate army had a magician team comprising dozens or around 100 people. Titan did not hesitate to spend a lot of money to build a team of 600 magicians. It was dubbed the official legion title, called theIce Blue Magician Legion.
Among the magician legion, most of them were of Intermediate Demon power while only a handful of them were Higher Demon. The legion leader was a Great Demon King-level fire magician named Tulam. Although the individual combat power of these magicians was not very strong, the power they exert together, especially on the battlefield, was absolutely amazing.
Tulam gave an order, and wind blades, icicles, fireballs, and so on flew toward the undead like hail. This large-scale concentrated magic attack was far more powerful than cold weapons. Once struck, a large number of the undead were killed.
Tulam quickly chanted a curse. He waved the wand in his hand, and a large meteorite that was burning with flames fell from the air. This meteor fire shower had a huge lethality and cover area. Within tens of meters, there were all ruins of the burnt skeletons.
However, the skeletons had no fear at all. Many of them were still walking forward with their remnants, making the soldiers’ hearts tremble.
Just when the Ice Blue Magician Legion tried to cast magic to smash and block the offensive of the skeletons, a strange wave of magic suddenly appeared in the mist. Right after that, colorful rays of lights shone, and countless rays of lights charged over. The attack area was far wider than the Ice Blue Magician Legion.
The Blue Lava Army in the front was caught off guard. Flesh and blood flew everywhere where the light passed. There were constant screams. Many soldiers were injured.
“So many magic waves? Could it be that the enemy also has a magician legion?” Titan was taken aback, and he couldn’t be bothered anymore. He shouted to Sulfur, “How long will it take to dispel these Mist of the Netherworld?”
“A few minutes more.” Sulfur was using a strange “paint” to draw a strange magic circle on the ground. This kind of “paint” was the magic essence that he had carefully researched. It was very expensive, but the situation was urgent now. He was the one who guaranteed that there was no problem previously, he couldn’t be bothered anymore at the moment.
“Front army, retreat! Shields up! Fight back the enemy with bows!” Nader was already commanding the soldiers to defend. Tulam was also ordering the magician legion to carry out a supplementary attack. However, the bows were not very effective, and the number of magician legions was limited after all. They may be able to play a key role at certain key moments, but they were not strong enough to be the main force to eliminate the enemy head-on at this moment.
Soon, many magicians had exhausted their magic power, and they had used potions to restore their spirit power. A large number of soldiers had begun to fight at close range at the front. The casualties of the Blue Lava side had increased rapidly. As for the undead, they were already dead initially. The scary thing was that the skeletons in the mist seemed to be endless. It was mixed with large magic lights from time to time.
The magic circle drawn by Sulfur finally came into play. The Mist of the Netherland gradually became thinner, but the clarity of sight greatly increased the fear of the Blue Lava Army.
The endless sea of undead!
Blue Lava Estate was located in the south of the Dark Moon. It was not adjacent to the Dark Shadow Empire like the Red Spirit. There were only some small estates in the Fallen Angel Empire nearby. All the way south was the Dead Sea, so there was no fear of attacks from behind. Therefore, even though their overall strength was inferior to the Red Spirit Estate, the Blue Lava Estate dispatched 100,000 troops this time, which was 10,000 more than the Red Spirit Estate. The main legion “Azure” and the elite legion “Double-headed Dragon” were all out, leaving only very few remaining troops. It was intended to show their contribution to the capital.
Anyway, this is a sure-win battle. The Dark Moon can be killed by just the overwhelming number of people!
However, the advantage of the huge number of people that Titan relied on had become an absolute disadvantage in this sea of undead. Judging by vision, this group of undead consisted of at least 600,000-700,000 undead. They surrounded the entire Blue Lava Army. It was as if the buried heroes of the ancient battlefield were all resurrected!
The Ice Blue Magician Legion of the Blue Lava Estate also saw the true face of the enemies who casted the magic— thousands of skeletons!
The most low-level undead skeleton can actually cast magic!
This is simply unheard of!
However, these skeletal magician’s magic was not changeable like a real person. It only launched a single element attack, and after launching once, it needed to take a period of time to recover before launching the next round of attacks.
The shock of the undead army to the Blue Lava Army was not only the skeletal magician, but also the rows of skeletal army riding demonic beasts’ skeleton mounts at the back. Their combat power was obviously higher than the previous cannon fodder skeletons.
When does the skeletal army have cavalry too?
In front of the cavalry, there were a dozen knights riding black horses and covered in black armor- The highest level of undead, terror knight!
Facing the highest achievement of undead magic, Sulfur’s body trembled a little. He was either fearful or excited, but the soldiers of the Blue Lava obviously only had fear.
Titan never thought that they would fall into such a desperate situation. It was useless to regret anything now. He exhaled loudly, “I’m the Blue Lava Lord Titan. Abbas. May I know which powerful magician is controlling this undead army?”
“Hehehehe…” A creepy smirk sounded and spread throughout the battlefield. A figure appeared in front of the terror knights. He was shrouded in a cloak of black air. One couldn’t see his true face. He exuded a kind of eerie feeling.
“Sir great undead magician, your strong magic power is something I have never seen before,” Titan complimented, “Today, my army does not intend to offend sir, but we are in a hurry, so we want to pass by this place. Please excuse us, sir. As a reward, I will offer sir a satisfactory gift. Sir can choose money, magic materials, or magic items as you wish.”
The creepy voice of the undead magician sounded, “I only need 1 thing… That is your body. Tsk tsk tsk. With so many fresh bodies, it’s just nice to form a zombie legion! Plus those magicians, I can also expand my skeletal magician legion!”
As soon as the opponent spoke, he left no alternatives. Titan’s pupils suddenly contracted. It seems that it is an inevitable battle today. With the comparison of the military strength of both sides and the characteristics of the undead, I’m afraid that my army is in danger of being annihilated. The only chance is to behead the leader. As long as the undead magician that controls the army is eliminated, the army will naturally collapse.
Without waiting for Titan to think about it, the opponent had already launched an attack. The skeletal army attacked the Blue Lava Army from all directions. The Blue Lava Army formed a defensive circle under the command of Mallorca and Nader. Facing the sea of skeletons surging like a wave, the number of casualties of the Blue Lava Army, whose morale plummeted, rose sharply. The defense circle began to slowly shrink.
At this moment, the magician legion began to launch the most powerful attack magic, and they launched it toward the skeleton cavalry where the undead magician was located. At the same time, several figures from the Blue Lava Army all appeared. Their strength was very powerful at the Demon King level or even the Great Demon King level. Their target was the undead magician who commanded the army.
The skeletons reacted quickly. Those figures were gradually submerged in the sea of skeletons. Some of them didn’t even have the time to scream. The undead magician suddenly raised his head, and he saw Mallorca’s figure in the air. Mallorca was holding his greatsword, and he beheaded immediately.
The previous magic attacks and figures were just a cover to attract firepower. The strongest combat power under Titan was Mallorca at the early stage Demon Emperor. He was the real killing move.
Mallorca had already used his full strength in his attack. A huge and deep dent suddenly appeared on the ground. The surrounding terror knights were all unstable under this powerful slash, and they were overturned. The undead magician was caught off guard. He was cut with a sword, and his body suddenly fell apart.
Got him! Titan was overjoyed, but his smile soon solidified on his face. He saw Mallorca being wrapped in black smoke from the undead magician’s split body. Mallorca screamed and tumbled on the ground. Before long, his voice gradually weakened. Then he stood up strangely like a puppet with a faint light in his eyes.
“Very well, an early stage Demon Emperor-level material. I will have another powerful terror knight.” The undead magician’s ghastly voice sounded from “Mallorca”‘s throat.
Titan, Nader and the others were shocked. This undead magician actually killed the early stage Demon Emperor Mallorca in close combat! Is he an immortal body? If so, he has no weakness?
The undead magician said to himself, “By the way, that lord should also be of Demon Emperor level. Great…”
Titan shuddered, and an unconcealed fear rose in his heart. He suddenly thought of what Sulfur said earlier, “Unless there is a magician close to the Demon Overlord level who is extremely proficient in the undead magic, then only it is possible to use these truly powerful heroes’ souls.” Then the opponent is at least the peak stage of Demon Emperor? Or Demon Overlord?
How can such a terrifying existence appear in the Dark Moon territory?!
If I don’t escape this place today, I’m afraid I will really become a death slave enslaved by this terrifying magician. He immediately hissed, “The whole army retreats and breaks south!”
“It’s too late. None of you can leave today.” The eerie laughter was even louder. A lot of hideous mist began to fill all around. The whole sky became darker with only the occasional light rays which showed the soldiers’ desperate and fearful looks.
The Blue Lava army was destined to lose in this one-sided war…
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Nice, they might be able to build a wall of zombies
Nothing is impossible for a genius necromancer to make a Diablo II skelly fanboy squad as long as somebody provides the idea.
•Thanks for the chapter! 🍀