Jiu Er’s battle resolution stunned even the Skeleton Guardians for a moment.
Besides having wrappings covering her chest, she only put on an overcoat on top. After she cut her abdomen, blood spurted out of her body.
Her Health dropped to 50% instantly, and it continued to deplete.
When Jiu Er was injured, her abdomen lit up with mystical dark red runes.
It was a crimson curse mark that was as fiery hot as charcoal fire.
The runes that were split in half by the cut summoned upon a greater power. Heat waves that were visible to the naked eye were steaming out from her abdomen. One could see how the heat agitated the air around her.
“Ah…” Jiu Er took a deep breath.
A puff of white steam shot out from the depths of her throat like an arrow. She swung the axe in her hand, and the scorching blood was splashed onto the ground in an arc.
At the next moment, she leaped high into the air again.
Due to the intense movement, the spilt blood had depleted her Health to less than 40%.
While Jiu Er was still in the air, her sclera turned black and her pupils scarlet.
Massive strength surged from the runes on her abdomen as if she had acquired a second and much stronger heart, pumping limitless power into her limbs.
This was Berserker’s skill, [Death’s Embrace]!
[Death’s Embrace LV1: The closer your state is to death, the more resilient you are from dying. For every 10% drop in Health, there will be a temporary +1 attribution bonus on either Strength, Agility, or Constitution. If Health increases, the temporary attribute bonus will be lost. When your Health is lower than 40%, this buff takes effect; when Health is higher than 40%, this buff is calculated normally, but it will not take effect.]
When Health dropped to 40%, Jiu Er acquired 6 temporary attributes.
The system had randomized 3 points in Strength, 2 points in Agility, and 1 point in Constitution!
A loyal Skeleton Guardian immediately intercepted when Jiu Er was about to leap towards the old man. The skeleton raised its heavy shield high and tried to bash at Jiu Er, who was up in the sky and getting ready to swing at her like a tennis smash.
Immediately after, Jiu Er’s biceps bulged and the blood vessels under her skin ruptured, causing a dark web-like network to surface on her arms.
The blood-dyed axe came straight down, and it easily struck through the Skeleton Guardian’s shield!
There was a loud crash, accompanied by dust spreading in all directions.
The giant shield in the hands of the Skeleton Guardian was dented with an opening splitting to the sides.
The enormous force struck the skeleton off balance, who staggered two steps back and fell to the ground.
The surrounding players had already retreated to both sides.
In fact, Jiu Er wasn’t shouting the phrase “Don’t come near me” to the monsters but the players.
Jiu Er knew she couldn’t keep fighting for long, especially if the enemy wouldn’t spare her time to recover her Health.
So at the moment when she just launched the attack, she had already activated all the buffs.
[All-out Blow LV7: Exerting all your strength to launch 1 devastating attack. The Strength for the next attack gains a 30% bonus and consumes triple the stamina.]
[Blood Sustenance: Weapons stained with the user’s blood will cause greater damage to the enemy (the lower the user’s health, the greater the increase in damage); when weapons stained with the enemy’s blood attack the user, the user’s health recovery speed will be significantly increased in a short period (the lower the health, the faster the recovery speed).]
When Jiu Er landed, she kicked her legs and darted forward!
The wound on her abdomen was still bleeding, which stained her clothes red.
A bright red shadow dashed forward and sent the Skeleton Guardian’s head out with an axe’s slash!
Despite losing its head, the skeleton still struggled to get up from the ground. “
“The head isn’t its weakness—” Lin Yiyi, who had successfully inched closer to the enemy, shouted.
With the iron pipe in her hand, she easily deflected the Skeleton Guardian’s attack away to another Skeleton Guardian’s knee. The attack coming from the skeleton with its knee struck was deflected to the neck of the first skeleton.
Afterward, she swung her iron pipe at the damaged spots on the two Skeleton Guardians.
Under a clear crisp sound, she punctured a crack on her opponents.
She could easily crack the bones by repeating the attacks on the same spots.
“Got it!” Jiu Er didn’t pause for a second.
She first chopped off the Skeleton Guardian’s left and right arms in two slashes. Immediately after, she stepped back and chopped the skeleton’s knees open with consecutive axe slashes.
Then, she activated [All-out Blow] again, splitting the flying skull vertically into two pieces.
Her work was as skilled as the chefs chopping ribs when handling ingredients.
Just as she was processing the “ingredient”, another Skeleton Guardian had rushed up, trying to launch a sneak attack on her. But, it was still only an attempt.
They made loud noises as they moved, so staying stealthy in their objectives was impossible.
Jiu Er, who acquired a temporary bonus on attribute points, didn’t bother to look back to parry the upcoming attack.
She wasn’t even in a defensive stance at all.
She simply squatted down, held the axe in both hands, and performed a 360° spinning slash!
Since her slash was kind of low, the Skeleton Guardian behind her failed to block her attack with its shield.
Its shin was shattered in an instant. Only then did Jiu Er start dodging the attack.
The direction of her dodge wasn’t just a retreat but a frontal assault to another enemy across a distance!
The red figure darted over.
All of a sudden, three scorching balls of wax oil were spat at her!
The amount of wax oil was enough to fill a bathtub.
Since Jiu Er activated [Charge], she couldn’t stop anymore.
In the end, her scarlet eyes were gleaming with viscous air. She didn’t evade but accelerated instead!
If you’re going to take me down, I shall at least bring one down with me!
The Child had already noticed that the Candle-Dog-looking monster was unbound by the ritual.
He too had completed his summoning as well!
A rock wall rose from the ground, blocking the wax oil spraying at Jiu Er.
The viscous flames quickly spread onto the rock wall.
Meanwhile, Jiu Er had already rushed to a place enabling her to attack.
Unlike when she rescued Suuankou previously, whereby she utilized her elbow to launch the first attack to unbalance the enemy, she raised her axe as she came closer to the attack position.
Under the [Charge]’s momentum, she slashed her axe diagonally.
The Skeleton Guardian, with her back facing her, had its tibia shattered.
The rock wall spread, rising from the ground and surrounding Jiu Er. In the end, the wall became more than two meters high and a palm’s length thick, successfully shielding her from the wax oil that was still spraying continuously!
The Child had his right arm trembling uncontrollably due to the rock summoning at this scale.
He couldn’t help but ask for help, “Milord! We can’t hold on!”
“I heard you.” Annan replied calmly.
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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