Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 86-87
Chapter 86 - Mechanical Army
Watching Shi Feng's back, Gentle Snow grit her teeth. When she thought about the horrifying amount of damage Shi Feng previously dealt and his extraordinary battle methods, she suddenly felt Shi Feng was even more opaque to her than before.
She knew all of the top-tier experts in the virtual gaming world. However, she had never heard of a top-tier expert such as Black Flame.
The equipment she was currently wearing could be considered the pinnacle amongst the current players. Both she and Shi Feng were Level 5, as well. However, the difference in their damage was actually so large. Just how excellent was Shi Feng's equipment? Could it be that he was wearing a full set of Level 5 Mysterious-Iron Set Equipment?
What Gentle Snow did not know was that the Silvermoon Set Equipment Shi Feng wore was the best Set Equipment for Swordsmen below Level 10. Its Attributes were much better than Level 5 Mysterious-Iron Set Equipment. In addition, Shi Feng possessed a Magic Weapon and a Secret-Silver Weapon. Also, because of the effects of the Abyssal Blade, Shi Feng could deal damage to the Birdmen while ignoring the level suppression. So, his damage would naturally be extremely high.
On their way through the forest, the number of Birdmen they met constantly grew. However, even if they were to face more than ten Birdmen at a time, these Birdmen would still be killed off very quickly. Such a result was because of Shi Feng's horrifying damage in addition to the Shield Warrior holding off the monsters and Gentle Snow and the others becoming more familiar with the battles.
The leveling efficiency of Gentle Snow's party right now was much higher than before Shi Feng joined them.
Half an hour later, Shi Feng and the others finally arrived at the Ruined Lands.
Although it was called the Ruined Lands, in reality, it was just a gigantic crater. Cave systems of various depths and sizes could be found inside the crater. If one entered deep into a cave, they would easily become lost within it."Big Brother Black Flame, is this the place where you have to do your Quest?" Zhao Yueru moved closer to Shi Feng's side, flipping her fine black hair and asking in a soft tone.After being in such a close range with the Witch, Zhao Yueru, and seeing deep cleavage revealed by her red robes, it was impossible for Shi Feng not to have thoughts about it. Even if he did not possess any evil intentions, it became much harder for him to pretend to be profound now."En. We'll reach it once we go down this path. However, there are too many Birdmen circling in the sky, so won't be easy to get over there." Shi Feng deliberately shifted his gaze to a side, watching the sky above the canyon that led towards the large crater.
The Shield Warrior and Ranger no longer belittled Shi Feng's reminder this time. Instead, they held a hint of reverence towards Shi Feng now. Taking precautions, they looked towards the Birdmen in the sky. On the way to this place, it was only thanks to Shi Feng that the two of them did not end up dead.
Watching Shi Feng take the first step, entering the narrow canyon, a faint smile appeared on Zhao Yueru's face. She kept on having a familiar feeling when she looked at Shi Feng. This was the first time she felt this sort of sensation. Soon after, Zhao Yueru followed Shi Feng tightly into the canyon.
Gentle Snow only smiled sweetly at this scene. How could she not know Zhao Yueru's thoughts? There were extremely few situations where Zhao Yueru was interested in a man in such a way. Of course, if Zhao Yueru could enchant Shi Feng, pulling him into Ouroboros, that, too, would be advantageous.Although there were a lot of Birdmen in the canyon, Gentle Snow's party had become increasingly familiar with dealing with these monsters.
It was especially true for Gentle Snow. She was a genius. She had already learned Shi Feng's battle methods after only seeing them a few times. She used the cliff walls to jump back and forth, and every time she brandished her blade, she would strike a Birdman from the air, sending it to the ground. Moreover, she was able to dodge and avoid the talons and fierce attacks of the Birdmen in midair. Even without Shi Feng's help, Gentle Snow's party could get rid of all theses Birdmen.
After continuously killing several hundred Birdmen, a flash of golden light appeared around Shi Feng's body. He had finally reached Level 6, catching up to those leveling madmen.In order to equip the Dark Pursuer's Cape a little earlier, Shi Feng placed all of his Attribute Points into Agility. If he were to level up the Abyssal Blade to Level 5, he might even be able to equip the Dark Pursuer's Cape at Level 8."He's Level 6 already?" Gentle Snow looked over at Shi Feng. She did not imagine that his leveling speed would be so swift. She had been killing monsters to level up without stop, yet, she was currently still 23% away from reaching Level 6. Meanwhile, Shi Feng clearly busied himself with a variety of things, yet, he could still reach Level 6 before her.However, when she thought about how Shi Feng could kill monsters of a higher level with such ease, it was no wonder he could level up so quickly."You want to go to that place? The number of monsters there is just too high. Amongst them, there are even quite a lot of Level 9 Elites and Level 10 Special Elites. Are you sure you want to enter?" After arriving at the deeper regions of the large crater, Gentle Snow suddenly discovered that the place was filled with wandering Mechanical Golems. She could not figure out just what kind of Quest Shi Feng had received that actually had such a high difficulty. Even if Shi Feng were even more powerful than he was now, it was absolutely impossible for him to enter that place.
The Mechanical Golems were around a person's height.
[Mechanical Golem] (Common Monster)
The Mechanical Warriors were double the size of the Mechanical Golems, and their hands were holding a blade and shield.
[Mechanical Warrior] (Elite Monster)
The Mechanical Knights were the most terrifying of them all. They rode Mechanical Horses, and they held long pikes. They were over 6 meters tall, just like a two-storied building.
[Mechanical Knight] (Special Elite)
In the deepest parts of this horde of Mechanical monsters, there was a pair of tightly shut steel gates. However, the number of Mechanical Puppets and Mechanical Warriors was just too ridiculous. Just from a simple glance, Gentle Snow estimated over 800 of them. Moreover, in the deepest parts, there were over a hundred Mechanical Knights tightly guarding the front of the steel gates. Clearing all of those Mechanical Knights without a thousand-man Elite army was only a pipe dream.
The amount of these Mechanical monsters simply caused one despair. Even being more than a hundred yards away from these Mechanical monsters frightened Zhao Yueru and the others.The Mechanical army would be unparalleled if they were to rush over altogether. The army would be able to annihilate Zhao Yueru and the others instantly."Big Brother Black Flame, are you really going to go? You will definitely die." Even though Zhao Yueru was confident in her party's strength, just based on the standards of their Level 5 party, clearing the surrounding Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors was already a huge problem, not to mention the Mechanical Knights. A single Mechanical Knight might be enough to get rid of them all, let alone facing a hundred of them."Eh, I must go there. However, we need to clear these Golems and Warriors, which are just hindrances, first," Shi Feng nodded his head."Then, let's slowly lure them over and kill them, clearing the way bit by bit." Gentle Snow had already promised Shi Feng that they would spare no effort in helping him. Naturally, she would not shrink back now. Moreover, this place was quite good for leveling up. After killing so many Birdmen on the way here, they gained quite a lot of Common Equipment and materials. If they were to clear all these Mechanical Warriors, their gains should be even greater. It was just that the strength of the Mechanical Warriors was still an unknown to them."Then, I'll lure them over one by one," Zhao Yueru volunteered. It was easiest for a ranged player to lure monsters. Moreover, based on her skills, even if the monsters were tightly packed together, she would still be able to lure only two to three of them over. Their party would also be able to dispose of the monsters easily.
"Hold on," Shi Feng suddenly pulled Zhao Yueru back."Is there something wrong?" Zhao Yueru asked.The others looked towards Shi Feng, puzzled. Could it be that Shi Feng did not believe in Zhao Yueru's skills?
Shi Feng was very clear with the difficulty of this place. However, Zhao Yueru and the others did not know that these Mechanical monsters were all weapons of war made by the Dwarven civilization. If Zhao Yueru were to go and lure the monsters without knowing this, it would only lead to a party-wipe.
"The Mechanical monsters are extremely troublesome to deal with. Their agro range is extremely wide. There is no need to mention their Defense and Attack Power. If you were to try and lure one, at least ten more would follow. With the level suppression, we will definitely be unable to take on that many of them at once. I have another idea. Which one of you here has a Movement Speed of over 14 points?""My Movement Speed is 17. Little Song has also reached 14 points," Gentle Snow answered even though she did not understand why Shi Feng asked such a question."You and Little Song both use a Speed Scroll. In a moment, lure all of the surrounding Mechanical monsters and gather them in a single location. Then, leave the rest to me." Shi Feng took out two Speed Scrolls. With these items, based on the Mechanical monsters' speed, the Mechanical monsters would definitely be unable to catch up to the two of them.After associating with Shi Feng for some time, Gentle Snow knew that Shi Feng was not one to spout nonsense. He definitely must have his own reasonings. Hence, she and Little Song both used the Speed Scrolls, the two of them starting to lure the monsters from both sides.
Chapter 87 - Flame Blade Dance
Gentle Snow and Little Song started luring monsters from two sides. Before they even came close to the 30-yard range, the monsters discovered the two of them. The monsters' eyes flashed a red glow, all of them turning their heads and staring at the intruders.
"Alert! Alert! Intruders detected!"
After the alarm rang out, all of the Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors within a 40-yard radius were alerted. The surrounding Mechanical monsters locked onto the two players, and within a moment, the two were being chased by hundreds of Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors.Zhao Yueru was secretly shocked at seeing this. Fortunately, she did not rashly act and lure the monsters. Otherwise, they would definitely party-wipe."Big Brother Black Flame, there won't be a problem luring the monsters in such a way, right?" Zhao Yueru saw that Gentle Snow and Little Song were both being chased closely after by the Mechanical army. If they had not run away in time, they might have already been dead by now.
"Relax. With the Speed Scroll in effect, these Mechanical monsters won't be able to catch up to them," Shi Feng said confidently.
After some time, as expected, not a single one of the Mechanical monsters caught up to the two. Everything happened just as Shi Feng predicted. After luring all the surrounding Mechanical monsters, the two of them circled around the large, empty crater, while the Mechanical Golems and Mechanical Warriors chased them without stop.
The two of them were very adept with luring monsters. Within a short moment, they had merged the two waves of Mechanical monsters into a single wave.
Inwardly, Zhao Yueru was speechless. She, too, had a Speed Scroll. However, this item was just too expensive. Even if it was her party members, each of them only possessed one Speed Scroll for the purpose of saving their own lives. She never imagined that Shi Feng could easily take out two of them. Moreover, he was only using it to lure monsters. It was truly an extravagant use.However, it was true that, with this added Speed Scroll, the two of them were able to safely lure all of the monsters.
Now, though, the real problem had arrived. After luring so many monsters, how were they going to deal with them?
They did not possess any AOE magic, and even if they did, they would not dare to use it. Doing so would cause disorder to the control of Hatred, as their MT did not learn an advanced skill such as Crowd Mock. At that time, everyone would just die.
Shi Feng naturally knew the question everyone was thinking. However, he only revealed a mysterious smile as he walked forward.
"In ten seconds, both of you lure all the monsters to the center," Shi Feng said in the party chat.
"Understood," Gentle Snow answered.Finished speaking, Shi Feng took out a delicate, dark red scroll, then spreading it open in one go. Incantations were written throughout the inside of the scroll. Just the light coming from the incantations was enough to cause the fire mana in the surroundings to surge.
After seeing this, even an amateur would know that the item Shi Feng took out was not simple.
As an Elementalist, Zhao Yueru's face was filled with shock. Just what kind of Magic Scroll was this? The Magic Scrolls sold by the Magic Shops were definitely unable to create such a feat. Just the incantations alone were enough to cause the fire mana of the surrounding area to quickly gather, becoming incomparably violent.
Such a gathering of fire mana was even stronger than the Fire Dragon's Roar she used by several times. If Shi Feng were to release it, who knew how strong it would be?At this moment, Shi Feng activated the Magic Scroll and pulled out the Abyssal Blade.
Suddenly, the fire mana collected above the Magic Scroll poured down like mercury, and streak after streak of flames over ten meters in length penetrated the Abyssal Blade. Magnificent flames then burst out of the Abyssal Blade's form, suddenly transforming into a sword of flame. It faintly released the cry of a phoenix, resounding throughout the surroundings.
Naturally, everyone noticed such a vast and mighty power.
Nobody thought Shi Feng would actually still have such a hidden ace in the hole.
Actually, Shi Feng did not wish to use this Tier 2 Magic Scroll. He would have one less after every use. Moreover, Shi Feng had only harvested four such items from all of Moonlight Forest. Now that he had used one, he only had three remaining.
At this time, Gentle Snow and Little Song had already lured all of the Mechanical monsters to the central region of the crater. They then ran towards Shi Feng.
The Mechanical monsters were coming in closer and closer, 40 yards… 30 yards… 20 yards… 10 yards… However, Shi Feng had still not taken any action. He was only standing there, silently, with his hand holding the dazzling and burning-hot sword.
Just as Gentle Snow and Little Song ran past Shi Feng, Shi Feng abruptly took action, slashing out his burning blade.Tier 2 Magic, Flame Blade Dance!In the blink of an eye, Shi Feng's slash released countless crimson flames. The scorching flames were like an ocean, instantly swallowing the entire Mechanical army. The cone-shaped flames burned everything in a 60-yard distance to ash.
Even if the Mechanical Warriors had 3,000 HP, they were still unable to withstand the damage from this move as they all turned into a pile of scrap metal.Meanwhile, Shi Feng's experience abruptly increased by a large chunk, rising to 37% of Level 6. The other party members had also broken through from Level 5, one after another, all of them reaching Level 6. Their leveling speed was just too awesome.Everyone's gazes then went towards the loot littering the ground, joy immediately rushing up to their heads. Shi Feng was just too awesome! He used a single move to instantly kill Level 9 Elite monsters. Although he depended on an external item to do so, being able to obtain such an item was still proof of his ability.
If they were to go through this process again several more times, they would be able to reach Level 10 at any minute!
At this moment, Gentle Snow, as well, was rejoicing at her choice to aid Shi Feng in his Quest. Just the EXP they obtained alone profited them big time."Big Brother Black Flame, what kind of Scroll did you use? It was actually so powerful," Zhao Yueru blinked her eyes at Shi Feng, asking curiously.
"A Tier 2 Magic Scroll," Shi Feng casually said."Big Brother Black Flame, where can I buy it?" Zhao Yueru was captivated by the this Magic Scroll after seeing its destructive capabilities. It would be worth it even if she had to spend 10 Silver Coins to buy one.
Shi Feng shook his head, saying with a smile, "This item can't be bought. It will only appear by chance when opening a high grade Treasure Chest."
"Oh…" Zhao Yueru was slightly disappointed.Shi Feng might have spat out blood if he knew Zhao Yueru thought of buying the Tier 2 Magic Scroll for only 10 Silver Coins.
Nobody would sell a Tier 2 Magic Scroll. That was because this item was just too valuable. If used at a crucial point, it was possible to create a comeback situation. In Shi Feng's previous life, there were many large Guilds who offered two to three Gold Coins for Tier 2 Magic Scrolls, but still failed to purchase any.
If it was not due to the importance of this Quest, Shi Feng would not have been willing to use this Scroll.
Gentle Snow originally wished to find out more about the Magic Scroll, as this item was truly too useful. However, after hearing Shi Feng's tone, it was clear that he was feeling heartache over having used the item. Even the rich and overbearing Chief Forger was feeling heartache. One could just imagine how rare this item was.
However, when Gentle Snow heard that she could obtain such an item from a high grade Treasure Chest, she thought to herself that she would let the players from her Guild make note of it.
Following which, everyone else started cleaning up the loot. There were plenty of Elite monsters amongst the over eight hundred Mechanical monsters, so there were many items dropped. Amongst them, there was no lack of Level 7 to Level 8 Common Equipment. There were even over thirty pieces of Bronze Equipment and several skill books.
"You killed all these monsters, and we were not of much help. So, we won't be taking any of the equipment or skill books." Gentle Snow traded all the items to Shi Feng after she finished arranging the loot.
However, the Shield Warrior started drooling when he looked at all the equipment for MTs. He was extremely reluctant to part with them. However, he also did not dare have any objections to give everything to Shi Feng."You all helped out quite a lot. Let's split according to Job requirements. As for these skill books, I'll be taking them." Shi Feng only kept all of the skill books because he discovered a special skill, Precision Throw, amongst them. This skill was extremely useful to him. As for the Bronze Equipment, they were worth but a few Gold Coins, so they were not as valuable to him. The equipment he was currently wearing was the Silvermoon Set Equipment. Shi Feng did not plan on changing equipment while he was below Level 10. As for Blackie and the others, he would obtain equipment that would better suit them.
Although the equipment did not serve much purpose to Shi Feng, they were very useful to Gentle Snow.
"I would feel embarrassed if I were to vainly accept them. How about I purchase all of them? I currently don't have enough game Coins on hand. Could I pay using Credits?" Gentle Snow, not wishing to owe Shi Feng a favor, softly asked.
"Paying with Credits is fine as well," Shi Feng was naturally very willing.
In a short moment, Gentle Snow had transferred 50,000 Credits to Shi Feng, enriching Shi Feng quite a lot once more."What about the remaining Mechanical Knights? Are you going to use a Magic Scroll again?" Gentle Snow looked towards the over a hundred Mechanical Knights guarding the large gate, asking in anticipation."A Tier 2 Magic Scroll can't get rid of them. Moreover, I don't need to kill them to enter into that place. I just need to lure them away." When Shi Feng heard Gentle Snow saying so, his forehead couldn't help but sweat. Tier 2 Magic Scrolls weren't just some kind of cabbage he could waste."Leave it to me, then." Gentle Snow looked at the terrain and entered into deep thought. She felt that there should be no problem in accomplishing the task.
"Here are some Speed Scrolls and Return Scrolls. As long as you run out of the crater, they will not continue chasing. After leaving the battle, you all can use the Return Scrolls to leave this place," Shi Feng explained and took out several Scrolls.
Seeing that they were about to part from each other, Zhao Yueru felt unwillingness in her heart. She did not know why, but she could feel a sense of ease and security when she was with Shi Feng."Big Brother Black Flame, let's add each other as friends! We're going to enter a Level 5 Dungeon tomorrow, so how about you come and join us?" Zhao Yueru suddenly said.Gentle Snow was faintly astonished. She looked at Zhao Yueru with a helpless smile. However, she felt that this was not really a bad choice. With Shi Feng around, their chances of clearing the Level 5 Dungeon would be even greater.
"Er…" Shi Feng did not think that this Witch would actually want to add him as a friend. Moreover, she even invited him to dive into a Dungeon. This behavior of hers right now was just way too different from before.
"We can add each other as friends, but I have some things to do tomorrow. We'll dive into a Dungeon together when I have time in the future," Shi Feng tactically rejected the invitation. After all, he couldn't suddenly multiply himself into two people. As for the matter of adding each other as friends, Shi Feng possessed another independant circle of friends after donning the Demon Mask. So, others would not be able to discover any issues.
"Let us add each other as friends then," Zhao Yueru softly bit her lips. She was slightly disappointed that she would not be able to dive into a Dungeon with Shi Feng immediately. However, it was still good that she could add him as a friend. She would be able to contact him more easily in the future.
System: Do you wish to accept Flaming Moon's friend request?
Shi Feng hit accept, and the name Flaming Moon entered Black Flame's Friend Window.
Afterward, Shi Feng headed towards the left side of the gate.
At this moment, Gentle Snow had already arrived at the gate's right side, prepared to lure the Mechanical Knights."Elder Sister Yueru, let us leave first. We can just leave the rest to Elder Sister Snow," Xiao Yue'er softly said when she noticed that Zhao Yueru remained motionless."I got it." Zhao Yueru, after taking another glance at Shi Feng's back, turned around and left.
Seeing that Shi Feng was ready, Gentle Snow activated the Speed Scroll and rushed at the Level 10 Mechanical Knights.
Halfway there, the eyes of Mechanical Knights in front of the large gate shone brightly. Their enormous bodies started moving, and all of them had their eyes focused on Gentle Snow. Gentle Snow immediately halted her steps. She then turned around and escaped.The Mechanical Knights bellowed in rage as they moved their large figures, chasing after Gentle Snow.
Only when all of the Mechanical Knights left did Shi Feng hastily run towards the large steel gates.
Although Gentle Snow had lured the Mechanical Knights away, the amount of time they could be lured was limited. Moreover, they would not fall for the same trick the next time, so Shi Feng had to seize the opportunity.
Arriving at the large gate, Shi Feng found a moss-covered keyhole. He then inserted the broken obsidian crystal given to him by Blackbeard. The fortress' key had already been stored away for almost a millennium. Blackbeard also mentioned that the key might not be able to open the gates. However, it was still worth a try.