Samoer’s sweet dream didn’t last long. The noise late at night caused him to wake up suddenly. It seemed that someone set a fire in the city. Samoer frowned. It must be the relentless guys of the Dark Moon. When is this going to end? Do you really think you can retake Town Mordo under the guard of an army?
“General!” Lieutenant Liers hurriedly reported, “There are fires in many important places in the town. A lot of poisonous fog appears near the barrack, and many soldiers are poisoned.”
“Damn it!” Samoer knew that it must the Dark Moon again. These enemies are not opponents of the army, but this kind of harassment tactic is really annoying. It seems that there are still many enemy spies remaining in the town.
“I have sent people to put out the fire and strengthen the guards, but the poisoned soldiers are very difficult to handle. The general detoxification potion does not work! Only magic power can barely contain it, but we have very few magicians. Most of these poisoned soldiers are from the 2 estates…”
“Let the magician help the soldiers of our own legion first!” Samoer was a little relaxed after hearing that only a few Nether Hydra Legion were poisoned. As for the 2 guys who followed him to claim credit, he looked down on them from the bottom of his heart.
Liers replied and was about to leave when a soldier hurriedly reported, “General, a large group of men and horses are found in the wilderness at the south of the town. It seems to be the main force of the enemy!”
In the past few days, Samoer was frustrated by the Dark Moon’s successive harassment tactics. As he was worrying about being unable to hit the opponent’s sore spot, he immediately waved his fist after hearing the enemy’s main force was approaching, “Prepare to face the enemy now!”
Samoer hurriedly assembled an army and rushed to the southern wilderness. As expected, the enemy’s army was far more than the initial sporadic squad. Judging from the dense torches, there were at least tens of thousands of people. However, compared with Samoer’s military power, they were still far from it.
The Dark Moon Army was clearly prepared. Seeing Samoer’s army coming, the rain of arrows was launched before they approached. Samoer had seen the ultra-long range of the enemy’s arrows several times before, so he was not unprepared. With an order, several large shields in the front row propped up, and the infantry behind also raised their bucklers. Of course, this kind of defense coverage was limited after all. Furthermore, it was difficult to see the arrows clearly in the dark. After a round of arrow rain, many soldiers collapsed. But compared with the previous ambush, the killing effect had much weakened.
The Demon Realm advanced archers had a 3-stage continuous shooting tactic. The archers were divided into 3 teams and took turns to shoot. The rain of arrows was endless for a while, stopping the Nether Hydra Legion from approaching. Samoer silently calculated the intervals between the arrows. Without waiting for the start of the opponent’s next round of 3 shots, he immediately ordered the front army to assault.
However, when the soldiers bravely rushed toward the enemy in the rain of arrows, there was a deafening explosion on the ground. The soldiers within the range were blown away with broken limbs flying everywhere. It was a gruesome sight.
“Damn! It’s a magical dark mine!” Samoer couldn’t help but curse. He finally understood why the enemy came to the wilderness so early, but they hadn’t attacked for a long time. The dark mine should be set not long ago.
With this pause, the rain of arrows began to pour down again.
“Nether Hydra Legion, don’t panic! Keep the formation!” Samoer shouted, “The second legion and the third legion attack!”
The second legion and the third legion were the armies of 2 lords. One of the lords had to speak up, “General, the magical dark mine is too powerful, I think we should find another way…”
Before he finished speaking, he was shrouded by a murderous vibe. Samoer’s eyes were blood red, “If you dare to be cowardly at this time, I will cut off your head now!”
In desperation, the 2 lords had no choice but to order the army to charge forward. After paying a certain price, they finally overcome the magical dark mine with the cannon fodders. The Dark Moon Army did not extend the battle. They retreated while attacking with arrows. It was just that the lethality was no longer as strong as before. Furthermore, the Nether Hydra Legion, who got closer, also started to shoot arrows, causing some casualties.
As Samoer drew his long knife and was about to order the entire army to assault, a soldier reported suddenly, “Bad news! General, Town Mordo suddenly has a large number of enemy cavalry. The barrack is ambushed, and all the military food is burned!”
“What?” Samoer was surprised and angry, “You trash!”
Lieutenant Liers was also full of horror, “Didn’t we drive out the Dark Moon Army from Town Mordo previously? Where did these large numbers of cavalry come from?”
Samoer didn’t know that Town Mordo had been set up with various traps and secret teleportation points during the days it was occupied. The Dark Moon Army took advantage of these things to launch a raid and burn down the military food when Samoer led the main force to the southern wilderness.
Logistic supplies were an indispensable factor for the military. Although some emergency food was placed in a batch of space equipment of the military supplies officer, it was only a drop in the bucket for the army of nearly 100,000 people. There was a commotion when the soldiers heard the news.
At this time, there was a commotion at the back of the capital army. There seemed to be some kind of ambush.
“It’s the enemy’s cavalry!”
A team of fast-moving men and horses appeared behind the capital army. The cavalry’s powerful mobility and charging momentum were greatly unleashed on this plain terrain. The back formation was discomposed due to the charge.
“Surround them!” Samoer exclaimed, “All the cavalry, follow me!”
The Nether Hydra Legion were mainly infantry, but it still had thousands of cavalry. Under the leadership of Samoer, they rushed toward the Dark Moon’s cavalry.
Samoer, who took the lead, showed great strength. Everytime he passed by the enemy cavalry, the long sword in his hand would slash it into half like a wind.
However, only a small number of them were beheaded by Samoer. The quality of this batch of the Dark Moon cavalry was quite high. They did not prolong the battle, and they made full use of the speed advantage of the mount and the geographical position to crush the backline. Even the Nether Hydra cavalry could not stop them.
The cavalry of the Dark Moon is actually so strong!
Samoer was secretly startled. He immediately discovered that although these cavalries were covered in cloak-like concealment, the scimitar and buckler in their hands were a bit familiar as if they were exclusive to some kind of organization.
But Samoer didn’t think too much because the leader of the Dark Moon cavalry, a masked man who also wore a cloak, had already rushed over here.
With a wave of the long sword in the cloaked man’s hand, a black flame shot out. The Nether Hydra Legion soldiers along the way instantly turned to ashes before they even approached.
“[Dark Flame]!” Samoer felt that the opponent’s strength was the same level as himself. He flew up from his horse as his purple eyes turned black and white. The long sword was also wrapped with a layer of black flame, and he slashed toward the opponent’s [Dark Flame]. His movement was very fast. The [Dark Flame] was split into several pieces and disappeared without a trace in the blink of an eye.
With this leap, Samoer had already narrowed the distance with that person. The other party did not show any weakness and flew up from his horse to face Samoer.
At the moment when the 2 figures were about to clash, Samoer’s long sword suddenly expanded 3 times its size and turned into a long-handled sword. This change was extremely sudden which meant that the opponent automatically presented his neck to the blade. Samoer had defeated many rivals with this trick, and he was determined to cut his opponent down as quickly as possible to greatly boost the military’s morale.
To Samoer’s surprise, the man seemed to be very familiar with him. He had already seen through this trick. A large square shield appeared in his hand. This “lengthened” sword swept across the square shield, drawing a black fire sparkle. It left a shallow scratch on the shield without causing further damage. Meanwhile, a long sword climbed along like lightning.
Samoer was shocked. He tried to dodge, but he was still a step slower. A deep bloody wound was slashed out of his armguard. The armor even melted due to the dark flame and flowed into his wound. He could not help but groan in pain.
Samoer’s heart trembled. He couldn’t be more familiar with this trick. In the battle in front of the palace of the Fallen Angel Empire, under the gaze of Regent Obsidian, he was taken advantage of by an opponent with the same move and was defeated tragically in the end.
Not only in an individual competition, but in the subsequent legion martial arts competition, he was once again defeated by this person. Since then, he had held a grudge against this opponent and deliberately went against him.
Thinking of this, Samoer suddenly reacted- Lucifer Royal Family’s Demon Emperor intermediate stage. Those powerful cavalry, familiar bucklers and scimitar… it is that person!
While he was distracted, the other party’s long sword covered in dark flame went toward his chest directly. However, before that long sword touched Samoer, his figure suddenly retreated, pulling away vigilantly. It turned out that there was one more person in the air in front of Samoer. It was the Demon Overlord Zeta of the elder family who accompanied and protected him.
Zeta’s power firmly locked the cloaked leader, and his murderous vibe was released. Under normal circumstances, Zeta was only responsible for protecting Samoer’s personal safety and was not assigned by him. However, Zeta wanted to take action at the moment- The Dark Moon’s cavalry exerts a very powerful attack power, and the Nether Hydra Legion can’t overcome them at the moment. If this cloaked leader is beheaded, it should have a deterrent effect on the enemy.
Samoer yelled, and his red eyes glared at the cloaked leader.
Zeta couldn’t help being surprised. This enemy is the legion commander, Nesta, of the Magic Shadow Legion? Isn’t Nesta trapped by the Dark Moon Army in the Bloodmist Valley waiting for rescue? How can he…
The cloaked man shook slightly, but he did not say anything. Zeta was about to capture the man in the cloak to investigate what happened. He frowned and saw the raging flames. A figure wrapped in flames appeared out of thin air and punched toward them.
Zeta felt the terrifying power of the opponent’s fist, so he did not dare to put his guards down. A dark magic wand appeared in his hand. It exuded strands of cold air which condensed into an ice fist that parried the punch.
When the fists collided, there was no magnificent shake as imagined. Instead, it was just a muffled sound, but the powerful force field that spreaded out repelled everything around madly. Even the 2 Demon Emperor level powerhouses, Samoer and the cloaked leader, was no exception. Some of the weaker ones were turned into ashes, while some were scattered into ice crystals.
“Vanim. Toro!” Zeta looked at the figure in the flames, and he sneered, “You really defected to the Dark Moon! You have humiliated the Toro Family and our entire elder family!
Vanim was one of the Demon Overlord assassins who tried to steal the devil fruit at the Dark Moon auction. He was captured and then surrendered. Now, he was recognized by Zeta, the Demon Overlord, who was also from the elder family.
“Hurry up!” Vanim ignored Zeta’s question, and he just shouted to the cloaked leader behind.
The leader immediately got on his horse and blew a kind of horn. Suddenly, a dark red light appeared on many of the cavalry, and their speed suddenly accelerated. They soon got further away from the chasing soldiers and broke through the blockage of the capital front army. They merged with the Dark Moon Army and quickly evacuated.
“[Magic Shadow Charge!]” Samoer shouted furiously. His knuckles holding the long sword even turned white.
When Zeta was about to stop him, the flames on Vanim’s body were raging. A large area of meteor-like flames rained toward Zeta. If Zeta avoided, Samoer who was behind him would be affected by this terrifying attack. In desperation, he had to wave his wand. Several intertwined cold air weaved into a big net. As the flame hit the black net, it made a sizzling sound. Before long, the power of the 2 sides canceled each other out.
Vanim exchanged a couple of attacks with Zeta, then he flew back when he spotted a chance and soon disappeared into the night sky. Zeta didn’t catch up with Vanim. His face was contemplative. Vanim’s original strength is inferior to me, but now it is equal. It seems that after defecting to the Dark Moon, his strength has increased a lot for some reasons.
On the other side, Samoer led his troops to chase the Dark Moon Army for a while. Seeing the enemy getting farther and farther, he had to stop angrily as he did not know if there were other ambushes in the dark.
This time, the capital army suffered a big loss which was much higher than the enemy’s casualties. Even the ration was burned by the enemy’s cavalry raid. Samoer, who returned to Town Mordo, was infuriated.
“Are you sure it is Nesta who leads the cavalry?”
“Sir Zeta, I can be sure!” Samoer said with certainty, “Even though he is wearing a cloak, I’m familiar with his sword skills as well as the [Magic Shadow Charge] which is unique to the Magic Shadow Legion, and the equipment left by the enemy’s corpse… The Bloodmist Valley’s request for help must be a huge scheme.”
Zeta pondered, “This matter is not trivial. We should not act rashly for the time being. We must report to Royal Highness Regent immediately to let his Royal Highness make a decision.
Samoer nodded. Lieutenant Liers opened his mouth and said, “The army is in short supply now. Even if we don’t move, it will be difficult to sustain.”
“It’s okay, we can collect from Town Mordo!” Samoer sneered, “We helped these townsfolk drive away the Dark Moon invaders. It stands to reason that they should also pay! You go and look for the old mayor now! Ask him to hand over the food. If it is not enough, lead the soldiers to every house and collect from all the townspeople! Those who dare to resist will be punished as the Dark Moon’s spy!”
In the next few days, Town Mordo was full of grievances. In addition to forcibly collecting food, many soldiers also committed many atrocities such as raping and robbery. This was because Samoer deliberately did not restrain them, and it was also what he called morale boosting. He was not bothered about the livelihood and wellbeing of the Red Spirit Estate at all.
Compared with the capital soldiers who came to “assist”, the Dark Moon Army before it was highly disciplined. In the hearts of the townspeople, the former was more like intruders.
The fearful days were finally over temporarily because Samoer had received the order of Obsidian to attack the Bloodmist Valley in the Black Mountain Forest and clear the Dark Moon Army in the Red Spirit Estate. As for Nesta, who was suspected of surrendering to the enemy, Obsidian’s request was to capture him alive!
Samoer immediately led his army away from Town Mordo and headed south toward the Black Mountain Forest.
Vanim was also one of Chen Rui’s puppet? Didn’t he have 2 puppet slots only?
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