After the victory at the Town Leith, the Dark Moon, which had been low-key in the military, finally made a big move.
They sent troops south to the Blue Lava Estate.
If in the war of lords, the Red Spirit Lord Josh still had a high-sounding reason for the death of his “heir” Joseph, then the Blue Lava Estate, which jointly sent troops, was unjustifiably taking advantage of the Dark Moon’s misfortune.
When the Lord of Midnight Sun wanted to behead the Blue Lava Estate Lord Titan in rage, it was Shea’s father Grimm Crown Prince who spared no effort to save his life. As a result, Titan appeared to show favor to the 2 generations of Lord Grimm and Lord Shea, but he secretly smuggled the Dark Moon’s population and resources. The fact he sent troops together with the Red Spirit Estate this time obviously showed that he was an ungrateful wretch who returned kindness with ingratitude.
However, the Dark Moon did not send troops to the Blue Lava Estate for revenge, but because Chandler, the son of the former Blue Lava Estate Lord Titan and was currently the temporary lord, recently sent a letter to the Dark Moon Princess Royal Shea requesting help.
The letter claimed that Blue Lava Estate was now encountering huge difficulties. The capital had not returned even a white crystal coin of the fundraising money. The people were facing the threat of famine, and there was a rebel like Sumen who caused trouble. Therefore, he begged Princess Shea to send troops to support and provide some financial assistance.
Chandler’s letter also specifically mentioned that even if Blue Lava Estate had offended the Dark Moon, the blood of 100,000 people plus the death of the former lord of the Blue Lava Estate Titan was enough to compensate for the misdeed. He asked Princess Shea to help the Blue Lava Estate to tide over this difficult situation for the sake of the people. The Blue Lava Estate would listen to the command of the Dark Moon.
This was already a hint of surrender. If the Blue Lava Estate, one of the 4 largest estates, surrendered to the Dark Moon, the impact would definitely exceed the combination of those small and medium estates.
Princess Royal Shea considered for a long time and finally decided to send troops to help the Blue Lava Estate. Before that, the Dark Moon had repeatedly supported and helped the small estates nearby. In addition to the letter from Chandler, so the Dark Moon’s move did not cause special restlessness in the surrounding area.
The Dark Moon dispatched an elite force of the garrison guard this time, which was now renamed as the Flame Legion. The legion leader, Athena, personally commanded a total of 10,000 troops. Financial Officer Chen Rui was also on the list. He was temporarily taking the role of military adviser. His main task was to help the Blue Lava Estate reforming its economy and business.
To be on the safe side, Shea also sent the current deputy leader of the Red Blood Legion, the Cloak Gang leader, Aguile, to accompany the army in order to further ensure the safety of important personnel including Financial Officer Chen Rui.
The identity of Aguile had always been mysterious. It was said that no one had seen his true face. He once played a vital role in Joseph’s downfall. He showed extraordinary wisdom. In the battle of Town Leith wilderness. The mysterious cloak man who defeated the Red Spirit Lord Josh and killed the capital envoy, Rus, was likely to be the leader of the Cloak Gang.
Whether it was in terms of civil or military, the Dark Moon could be considered as sending all their elites. They were resolute in assisting the Blue Lava Estate.
When the elites of the Flame Legion, which was nicknamed the “Peacekeeping Force” by Chen Rui, was passing through Town Yankou, Athena did not order a detour or advance quickly. Instead, she ordered the army to station there. The elites of the legion showed considerable vigilance and even nervousness regarding this mysterious death site where 100,000 Blue Lava Army was buried. They were on guard for a night. Although the white fog was ghastly at night and there were horrible beasts howling from time to time, fortunately, no changes occurred. The army embarked on a journey again the next day.
These elite troops were once trained by eliminating bandits in the nearby small estate, then after the courage training this time, so their experience and tacit understanding had improved. Of course, Athena chose to stay in Town Yankou not only to train the courage of the army, it was mostly due to Guradam.
Chen Rui brought a lot of equipment to arm Guradam’s undead army this time. Many of them were even excellent grade equipment. When the corpse necromancer saw this batch of equipment, his eyes flashed with huge surprises. The undead army was used for crowd tactics and cannon fodder in the ordinary battle concept. There had never been a concept like an elite armed force. This was certainly due to Guradam’s new undead army, but it was mostly because his master placed importance in him, or it should be called respect.
In particular, the foundation of this “respect” was even established after that dragon had recovered to the terrifying power of the peak stage of the Demon Overlord back then. Although Chen Rui did not say this clearly, the corpse necromancer, who was at the peak of the Demon Emperor, had clearly sensed the breath from the poison dragon that made him tremble. No, he seems to be more terrifying than he was 2000 years ago!
The 100,000 army of the Blue Lava Estate had all been transformed into undead. Among them, Mallorca of the early stage of Demon Emperor was also made into the strongest elite terror knight. As for the Blue Lava Estate Lord Titan at the intermediate stage of the Demon Emperor, something went wrong during the transformation. However, thanks to the improved vampire creating secrets provided by Sulfur, Titan was transformed into a vampire.
Guradam admired Sulfur’s talent a lot, so he was determined to accept him as a servant. Unfortunately, he had already signed a master-follower contract with Chen Rui and could not sign with a second person. He proposed to let Chen Rui accept Sulfur as a servant. After Chen Rui upgraded to five-star evolution, his spiritual link also upgraded. The equality link had increased from 4 slots to 5. Currently, there was only Paglio.
The number of subordinate contracts had increased from 12 to 15. Guradam and Samuel signed the master-subordinate contract; 7 people, imp Slee, Dodo, Tim, Royce and 2 others, as well as Celine signed the master-servant contract. Now that Sulfur had been added, there were 10 people. There were still 5 vacant slots. As for the puppets, there were still 2 slots. There were Kanita and Snowden now. In a sense, the roles of these 2 were a bit duplicated, but there was no need to change for the time being.
The spiritual link not only provided a detailed diagram of the contract, but it also had a link enhancement function. Chen Rui was now a five-star Star Lord, so enhancement was available. It was divided into 2 types: star level enhancement and battle enhancement.
Star level enhancement was permanent. Just 1 star enhancement required 100,000 faith crystals, while battle enhancement was temporary, and it cost 100 faith crystals for each usage.
In the current Super System, the population of the blue planet was still too small, and the growth of the faith crystal was slow. In addition, the Pillar of Faith automatically grew 1 crystal every day. There were only a little more than 300 crystals in total.
Chen Rui had always wanted to experiment with the strongest [Royal Star Transformation] combat skill, but his faith was not as high as aura, so he couldn’t convert certain materials to obtain it. He could only go with the flow. At present, he wanted to save the crystals to 1,000 before trying this link enhancement function again.
The undead army was fully equipped with weapons. The ordinary cannon fodder skeletons were naturally equipped with low-grade equipment while the elite troops were equipped with high-grade equipment, many of which were magic equipment. For instance, the newly developed skeletal archers were all armed with a magic bow; the skeletal magicians had magic bracelets that increased the magic power and quickly restored the spirit power; the skeletal cavalry and the skeletal war horses used light armor and vests that accelerate and enhance defense; the terror knight equipment, had reached excellent grade; the elite terror knight, Mallorca, and elite vampire, Titan, were even equipped with armor and weapons of quasi-legendary grade.
Facing the undead legion equipped with the powerful weapons, Guradam was extremely excited. The promise of the master is not a lie indeed. These equipment is no different from the standard army. Chen Rui gave the corpse necromancer a quasi-legendary grade cloak and a legendary grade magic wand with 2 supplementary excellent grade magic accessories. The combination of equipment was very knowledgeable. Although the magic accessories were only excellent grade, they could let the corpse necromancer stabilize his magic and maximize the power of the overall equipment, greatly increasing Guradam’s spirit power and dark magic power.
The traditional undead magician used spirit power to control the army, while Guradam used a self-created secret technique similar to the soul chain. He could greatly increase the number of controls, but the technique was also inseparable from the foundation of spirit power. With Chen Rui’s gifts of equipment now, in addition to the increase in his own magical power, his ability to control the undead army had also greatly strengthened. He immediately expressed his gratitude with genuine sincerity and admiration.
The army went through Town Yankou and came all the way to Town Soto, the southernmost part of the Dark Moon. A new line of defense had now deployed there. Athena greeted the defenders guarding Town Soto before leading the 10,000 legion elites to continue moving south. They entered the Blue Lava Estate boundary majestically.
The northernmost barrier of the Blue Lava Estate was Town Pesa. A scout reported: Town Pesa is ready for battle. All magic shields are activated.
Compared with the well-equipped Flame Legion, the defenders of Town Pesa could only be described as shabby. Many of them didn’t even have armor or weapons. They were only holding simple weapons or even farm tools. Obviously, most of them were not regular soldiers.
After the war of lords, most of the Blue Lava Estate’s elites were dead. Moreover, the temporary lord, Chandler, was incompetent. He extorted taxes ruthlessly which caused internal turmoil and the loss of morale in the people.
Town Pesa’s military payment had been in arrears for 2 months. The soldiers ran away. This important place that usually placed heavy troops was now less than one-tenth of the regular force. Even if the magic circles were still effective, it was just not much stronger than a muddy wall when facing the tens of thousands of elites from the Dark Moon.
The townspeople with farming tools spontaneously came to participate in the defense under the leadership of the mayor, Old Ryanne. Since the Blue Lava Estate ungratefully invaded the Dark Moon, it was reasonable that the Dark Moon’s elites came to retaliate now. With the Dark Moon’s ruthless means of destroying the 100,000 army, once the town was breached, perhaps all the townspeople would be slaughtered.
The woman and the child were trying to migrate. As the “enemy army” came too quickly, they must first buy time. Most demons were brave and relentless. Since they were going to die anyway, it was better to fight against the enemy for their wife and children.
Looking at the hostile soldiers and civilians of Town Pesa, Athena who was riding on a horseback frowned. With the power of the Flame Legion, it was not difficult to wipe out Town Pesa. However, the dispatch of troops this time was not for the so-called colonization and killing. Instead, it was to “help”.
If this first stop was not handled properly, more difficulties and even unnecessary losses might be encountered later.
The well-trained and well-armed Dark Moon Army caused great pressure on the defenders and residents of Town Pesa. Terrifying concerns and fear enveloped everyone’s heart. As a resident holding a bow trembled, an arrow shot out immediately and fell in front of the Flame Legion.
Although he missed the shot, it was already an evident provocation. The Flame Legion’s elites showed a strong fighting spirit and geared up. They were ready to attack once they heard the order of the legion leader, Athena.
“Wait a minute!” Chen Rui’s voice sounded in time.
Was Chen Rui trying to convince them to surrender? This would be good if they were going to take over the Blue Lava Estate in the future…
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