“Fuck…” Lin Yiyi was dumbfounded.
In the face of such a terrifying enemy, Annan assaulted the enemy in a flashy manner. Under three flashes of silver light, one slash was delivered each second, dismembering one arm and one leg.
The towering figure possessed great power, with flame enshrouding him. Yet, he appeared so vulnerable with no success in retaliating. With one of the legs severed, he lost his balance and fell forward.
(TN: 666 is a Chinese abbreviation to describe someone or something impressive.)
“—That’s way fucking cool!”
“—Is this the combat you see in the movie’s computer graphics…”
“—Are you a swordsman, or am I a swordsman?”
“—Shit, I feel excited now. I want to join the fight.”
Players knew more or less that “Don Juan Geraint” was equipped with the swordsman profession.
But now he was using Arthur’s body!
Although Arthur was a sturdy and healthy adult, he was a pure wizard!
“—He has the guts to engage in this cloth armor.”
“—Wait, does the armor make any difference in front of a boss of this size?”
“—Light armor is like a thin paper, while heavy armor is like a paper folded in half. Anyway, it doesn’t make a difference. Any hit will be lethal.”
“—There is a difference. The cloth armor weighs lighter.”
“—He’s so cool. Oppa, saranghae.“
(TN: It’s in Korean, which means—handsome, I love you. I guess that’s what fans usually say.)
“—You gotta make it clear, are you confessing to Arthur or Don Juan?”
The elated comments in the bullet text were in high activity.
But only the four players who had experienced Carney’s pressure at close range knew the level of combat power this young feudal lord had.
There was even a vague idea in their minds.
The little feudal lord brought them in the advancement ritual, seemingly intending to ask for help.
However, if it was an enemy who the four players felt pressured to face, would their help carry any meaning?
Annan had already severed all Carney’s limbs while the players were still watching the stream in awe.
Annan stabbed the sacred silver rapier in Carney’s heart and nailed him to the ground.
After doing this, Annan paused and lowered his head to confirm the opponent’s status carefully.
En, everything’s still fine.
Despite being in such a state, Carney’s health is still alright.
Although Carney had utterly lost his sanity, his curse status seemed to have elevated to the next level.
Could it be that I could only kill with the designated weapons?
Annan looked at the three poisonous throwing knives in his possessions thoughtfully.
Annan turned his head and shouted, “You all can come over.”
Except for Delicious Wind Goose, the other three players ran over from behind the carriage.
“Have you guys decided?” Annan ignored the dismembered towering man who was nailed to the ground and asked the players, “What profession do you all want to advance?”
“Huh? Do we get to choose?” Lin Yiyi was a little surprised.
Annan raised his eyebrows and showed a sunny smile, “Naturally, that’s why I requested you all to think deeper about which profession advancement is suitable for yourself.”
Wandering Child and Delicious Wind Goose looked at each other.
Then, Old Goose said, “Kid and I want to become a Swordmaster.”
They instinctively felt that this should be the most orthodox profession upgrade.
Of course, their reasons for choosing this profession were also different.
Delicious Wind Goose’s reason was that he was trained in sword fighting techniques.
Child God’s reason was because of a hero with five swords behind him in a particular game.
“I want to advance into the Guardian profession.”
Lin Yiyi raised her hand carefully and glanced at the demon hesitantly, “Of course, anything else will do.”
“I want to become a Berserker.” Jiu Er answered without hesitation.
Regarding her answer, the others didn’t feel surprised.
“It’s easy.” Annan nodded.
Then, he reached out his hand to Jiu Er and motioned her to hand her sword to him.
Jiu Er was stunned for a moment. She took a look at the demon pinned down by the silver sword and then handed her sword over.
With that, Annan stabbed Jiu Er’s abdomen with the sword.
Puff. Jiu Er’s eyes widened suddenly.
Although she had an idea of what Annan planned to do, she had the feeling that she couldn’t parry, block or dodge this attack if she were to try.
As the blade was pulled out mercilessly, she saw that her Health instantly dropped to 22% and continued to diminish slowly.
Then Annan looked at Lin Yiyi and said slowly, “I will attack slowly. You try to block.”
As soon as Annan ended his sentence, he struck Yiyi with the sword.
It was the standard Austere-Winter Swordsmanship.
But Annan disassembled the move and slowed down its movements. The difficulty of blocking it seemed not high.
Lin Yiyi performed [Parry] instinctively.
Although Annan had already used all his strength to attack, Arthur’s strength was inadequate. Since Lin Yiyi was already on guard, she could block most of Annan’s attacks, but some of the attacks still injured her.
Just in case, Annan had been attacking more than thirty times in a row. It wasn’t until Lin Yiyi blocked his attack eleven consecutive times that he slowly stopped.
What the heck!
You can do that?!
The spectating players were mindfuck.
But what the spectating players didn’t know was that even Annan himself didn’t know if this could work.
However, there was something else Annan was certain of. Judging from the previous combat that took place on Delicious Wind Goose, the four players probably didn’t have the chance to achieve the condition of “near death” and “block” during the second-stage boss fight (after transformation). Annan realized Carney’s Strength was at least 20. For direct confrontation, only Annan wielded with an axe could fight Carney.
Hence, Annan had to try on this option.
After all, it didn’t cost money. So, there was no harm in trying.
Annan said, returning the weapon to Jiu Er, signaling the other three to attack the demon, “Kill him.”
As he said, he took out the throwing knife from his arms.
He threw it casually and hit the demon’s eyes.
Immediately, the spell on the throwing knife was triggered.
The demon uttered an unprecedented scream of pain. Many wounds on his body also began to deteriorate rapidly.
The three players looked at each other. They were elated to have a powerful NPC (Annan) to carry them.
—Don Juan is awesome! (Screech)
But even if the three of them tried to cut the demon’s head with their sword, they had no way to break through the demon’s defense. The head was tough. Only the place that suffered the heat fluctuations could cause the sword damage.
Seeing the demon being dismembered cruelly, many complaints surfaced in bullet text:
“—Is this a simple dungeon instance? Why do I find it harder than the gallery?”
“—Obviously, it’s much simpler than a gallery. You face the boss directly. It’s over after the fight.”
“—Easier said than done. But, if it weren’t for Don Juan, how could it be so easy?”
…No, it’s actually quite easy. Annan glanced at the bullet texts.
The difficulty of this dungeon instance lay in the cooperation. The team had to cooperate well to find Carney, persuade Wizard Arthur to kill the demon, and ensure they wouldn’t die.
Arthur could utilize his orb to overcome the invisibility with “Scorching Sight.” Its power was enough to put Carney into a near-death state with just one hit. The enchanted “pain-amplification” throwing knife would cause critical damage to the demon with wounds all over the body. Arthur had the armband’s blessing. His magical output was far more potent than Annan.
From the very beginning, Carney had no chance of winning. He even knew it himself.
Even if Carney was at the peak state in his lifetime. In this nightmare, he held many curse vessels he couldn’t have in his peak state and gained strong flame resistance. His mediocre physical fitness and combat skills were elevated too. Moreover, the erosion rate topped, granting him the transformation after his invisibility was broken.
But even he achieved the transformation, he still couldn’t kill Arthur.
Although the two were both in the Bronze Rank, the strength gap between them was vast.
This was the most painful truth that Carney could never deceive himself, and he didn’t want to face it.
The truth was that he was “trash.”
“…’Witch Hunt’, right?” Annan murmured.
But this nightmare, who was hunting?
This is ironic.
The players took apart the demon’s skin layer by layer, took apart its ribs, and smashed its heart. Finally, the nightmare was over.
At the last moment when the nightmare was over, Jiu Er flipped the sword in her hand over and pierced her abdomen with all her strength swiftly.
It was because of Berserker’s curse. She was required to die in the final battle.
This requirement was challenging.
But if her suicide could be regarded as taking down someone with her own’s demise, it would be simpler.
Jiu Er seemed fearless. The sword pierced through her abdomen. She even stirred it up a bit.
Annan felt his eyelids twitch as he watched from the side.
Why do I feel like this stab is more severe than how I stab?
What’s wrong with this woman?
In the next moment, the whole world was centered on the demon and distorted inward.
The players witnessed all of this with some trepidation while Annan closed his eyes, waiting for the nightmare to end.
Soon, intense dizziness struck the players. The players lost consciousness.
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