The Warlock Fortress.
The city walls were covered with cracks and scorching flames while the damaged arrow tower and stronghold witnessed the fierce battles these days.
The outer walls of this fortress, known as the strongest fortress of the Demon Realm, were already quite damaged and seemed to be crumbling- In fact, the Warlock Fortress had almost collapsed a few times under the nearly frenzy offense of the Bloody Empire Army these days, but it stood tall after all.
Not only because of the strong fortifications that had been operating for many years, and also not only because of the command and deployment of General George, but more importantly, a flag was flying on the Warlock Fortress.
The Red Blood Flame Flag.
The royal flag that once followed the Lord of Midnight Sun triumph in every battle disappeared after Regent Obsidian came to power. The granddaughter of Lord of Midnight Sun, the empire’s Princess Royal Shea, once again raised the dusted royal flag and defeated Obsidian. The Red Blood Flame Flag was re-designated as the empire’s flag.
Now that the royal flag was flying over the Warlock Fortress, it showed 1 thing: The Fallen Angel Empire’s ruler, Shea, had personally visited the Warlock Fortress to supervise the battle!
The Warlock Fortress faced extremely powerful enemies. Although they achieved a triumphant victory in the first round of tentative battles, many trump cards had been revealed, and the subsequent second and third rounds of attacks were extremely difficult to defend.
The Bloody Empire adjusted tactics and measures in a targeted manner which greatly weakened the lethality of the new weapons of the Warlock Fortress. Under the frenzied attack, the walls and strongholds outside the fortress were severely damaged, and the loss of defending soldiers was also increasing sharply.
The strength of the offensive and defensive sides was depleting at the same time, but if this continued, it would be quite detrimental to the defensive side with insufficient army.
At this time, the arrival of Shea not only replenished supplies and troops in time, but it also boosted their morale unprecedentedly high. Although these troops couldn’t be compared with the 6 million elites of the Bloody Empire, this was a fortress, not a plain. Due to the limitations of the terrain, the Bloody Empire’s ability to attack at 1 time was also limited, so the 2 sides were still at a stalemate.
The attack frequency of the Bloody Empire did not stop due to the arrival of Shea, and a new wave of attacks began.
Shea did not stay in the big tent to command. Instead, she went to the front line of the city wall in person. This action undoubtedly gave all the soldiers some confidence, and their morale was greatly boosted.
The Bloody Empire Army approached step by step, and the foremost army erected a special giant shield, forming a giant shield formation. This giant shield was made of iron which was heavy and huge. There were wheels to ease pushing underneath, and there were brackets behind it. It required 3 soldiers to support and push it. Although the giant shield reduced the mobility of soldiers, its defense capabilities were greatly improved. Even the explosive crossbow arrows shot by the ballista could hardly penetrate, and the large-area protection could also block the explosively toxic fragments.
The catapult at the rear of the Bloody Empire had been constructed and started to throw flame meteors at the Warlock Fortress. The Warlock Fortress also shot stones to intercept. The consumption of stone shots was very high these days. Fortunately this morning, the White Feather Estate’s Lord Sicali shipped a large amount of ammunition that was already in place.
After all, the difficulty of intercepting a flame meteor was greater than launching. Many huge rocks that failed to be intercepted flew toward the fortress with flames, and 1 of them came straight to the tower where Shea was.
Shea’s expression remained unchanged as she continued to command the lamp spirit imperial guards. The flame meteor’s speed was very fast, but Stiller next to Shea was faster. When she raised her hand, the flaming stone slowly stagnated before flying back toward the Bloody Empire army and smashing the great shield formation. A scorched hole appeared.
The rocks and flame meteors whistled in the sky, and the soldiers below did not stop. They soon passed the moat that was filled long ago and approached the city wall. This time, the siege equipment was doubled compared to the previous one. Behind them was the magician legion specially protected by the giant shield. These magicians erre specially selected and were proficient at fire element magic. The purpose was to eliminate the highly destructive gluttonous vine of the Warlock Fortress – The actual combat in the first 2 days showed that the gluttonous vine was most afraid of flame attacks.
A set of siege equipment was pushed up against the rain of arrows. Although the defending soldiers of the Warlock Fortress had a good geographical advantage, the Bloody Empire’s use of escalade carts and arrows to counterattack was equally powerful, especially the escalade cart, which was extremely threatening.
In the last wave of attacks, the Bloody Empire added a large amount of siege equipment which almost broke through the wall, causing a rapid increase in the casualties of the defending soldiers. George’s decisive action to dispatch the most elite soldiers to form a suicide squad to destroy a considerable part of the siege equipment finally turned the tide, but all the brave soldiers died with no survivors.
The terrifying siege vehicles were approaching again. This time they were obviously prepared for the tactics of the suicide squad. The Bloody Empire had invested more troops and siege equipment than the last time. Under the intense attack, the Warlock Fortress defense gradually became exhausted. Many soldiers of the Bloody Empire had already stepped onto the wall, and the casualties of the defending soldiers were also increasing.
At this moment, rows of imperial guards appeared behind the defending soldiers. They were all females. Not only were they strong, wiping out all the soldiers who climbed into the city, but they could also activate buff magic. The effects of these magics were extremely powerful which was far better than those of ordinary magicians. The defending soldiers were suddenly energized. At the same time, the newly-structured strange machinery behind the fortress had finished its preparation.
One after another golden objects were thrown out, and the direction was exactly the position of the Bloody Empire Army’s siege equipment. When it was about to fall to the ground, the object suddenly stretched out and turned into a human form which was about 2 meters tall. Their bodies were made of metal which glowed with a dark golden luster.
These goldmen were invincible and wouldn’t sense lethargy or pain. As soon as they landed on the ground, they began to exert terrifying combat power. Everywhere they went, they were unstoppable. The magicians who were originally reserved to deal with the suicide squad and gluttonous vine immediately launched magical attacks. However, those high-temperature fireballs did not even leave a trace behind upon falling on these goldmen.
This scene made the magicians stunned as they watched the goldmen destroy the siege equipment with incredible ease. Even the giant shields were also knocked down.
These were the goldmen invented by Zola. In addition to the strong offensive and defensive capabilities, it also had a super [Anti-Magic] attribute. The only drawback was that it was slow, but in the dense Bloody Empire Army, this shortcoming could be ignored for the time being.
This batch of goldmen was Shea’s secret weapon. The total was 3,000 pieces. They were assembled using the production line ‘invented’ by Chen Rui. Although they were not as powerful as those made by Zola, they had the characteristics of immortality and [Anti-Magic] which played a huge role. Unfortunately due to time, materials and craftsmanship, 3,000 were already the maximum limit.
“Damn it, what is that thing?”
When Aleus saw the siege vehicle destroyed by the goldmen in the magic mirror of the Town Nimbus’ command center, he broke the table with a palm.
He had received the news of Shea’s arrival. This time, he had transferred a large amount of siege equipment and dispatched the magician elite legion just to defeat the defending soldiers personally led by the Fallen Angel Empire’s empress. As long as he succeeded in conquering the Warlock Fortress, he could naturally go straight in later to break through the White Feather Estate, and attack the Fallen Angel Capital.
However, the change in the battle situation was far unexpected. The opponent dispatched a squad to destroy most of the siege equipment. In the past few days, the Bloody Empire Army had lost much more than expected, and they still couldn’t conquer the Warlock Fortress. In the beginning, he guaranteed to conquer the Fallen Angel Empire within a month in the presence of his father, Raizen, but now he was stuck at the first level, the Warlock Fortress.
If he failed again this time, Raizen, who presided behind him, would probably be infuriated. He might even dismiss him as the chief commander.
Aleus also had a deeper concern. Now that Edmund was dead, his only competitor was Young Prince Teris. Teris was his brother from the same mother and they had a deep brotherhood. Teris took the blame for him and helped him defeat Edmund. He could be regarded as his most capable assistant.
However, the last time Teris entered the Dark Furnace to repent, he actually inexplicably broke through the bottleneck and reached the level of Demon Overlord. The only training weakness of his younger brother, who was regarded as the top genius of the Demon Realm since childhood, was also made up. He had become the biggest threat to the throne.
This time, Teris was appointed as the deputy commander. Many of the tactics that he proposed were rejected by Aleus. Aleus’ purpose was obviously to constrain Teris’ performance. If he was dismissed by Raizen because of his poor performance, Teris would justifiably replace him as the chief commander.
Teris’ military talent was extremely outstanding. Once he conquered the Warlock Fortress or even the Fallen Angel Empire, his prestige would far exceed him as the elder brother, and the position of the emperor would fall on Teris in all likelihood.
There is only 1 throne. As long as anyone blocks my way, he must be completely shattered even if he is my brother.
Teris was quick-witted. How could he not understand the mind of his elder brother. He sighed, and did not continue to persuade him. At this time, Aleus saw the Bloody Empire Army in the magic mirror begin to retreat, and he was surprised, “Who gave the retreat order?”
“It’s me.” Gustav’s voice sounded at the door.
“What right do you have to order?” Aleus said with rage, “I’m the chief commander!”
“Not anymore.” Gustav took out a magic order, “Just now I received an order from His Majesty to dismiss you, the chief commander, and let me take over. His Majesty orders you to return to the capital immediately.”
“Impossible!” Aleus grabbed the order. He was inevitably shocked as he listened to the familiar voice of his father. This moment came much earlier than he thought, and it was a little unreasonably earlier, “Why?!”
Gustav said coldly, “Please execute His Majesty’s order, Your Highness.”
“Brother, I will go back with you.”
Aleus didn’t expect Teris to give up the great opportunity to earn military credits and return to the capital with him. He looked at his brother’s serious expression with a slightly complicated gaze. He snorted coldly and walked out the door without looking back.
Teris and Gustav looked at each other with a faint smile on their faces.
In another place, Chen Rui sat on the sofa in the magic hut hall, showing an expression of anxiety. From last night until now, he hadn’t closed his eyes because Catherine had already started the fifth Nirvana.
If she failed, there was only 1 result – disappeared completely.
TL: What is Teris’ plan? Can Raizen see through his little thoughts?
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