One archer scratched his head and turned around. Shakes shake, all of a sudden the ground in the centre of the bunker started to become restless.
“What the, what’s happening here?”
The archer asked puzzled. And when he touched the earth it started to move up and down. Suddenly loud shouts erupted from underneath the ground.
Bang bang double bang!
Numerous scraps of iron emerged from the earth and caused a tornado in the bunker. The archer who was there lost 40% health while the other archers lost 20%. The archers who were staring outside turned their heads and looked at the unbelievable sight.
“What, what the?”
“What the hell…….eh? W-who are you?”
The storm had passed. The hazy form of one person was standing within the dust. With his whole body covered in dirt…….it was Ark!
“Is it an enemy? H-how…….?”
“Do you know how much I suffered having to eat dirt?”
The archers focused their crossbows on Ark. As soon as they tried to pull the trigger, earth and sand exploded in front of them. A pair covered in black appeared and grabbed their collars. They were two fierce looking rehabilitation members, JusticeMan and Gyeong Saeng-dan.
“You thought a fight would be more interesting?”
“Then how about you fight us?”
There was an explosion at the same time. That wasn’t all. From the hole in the floor, dozens of soldiers came pouring out.
“Hahaha, we found them!”
“Taste the sword of justice!”
It was Cross and the Sylphid Knights, as well as the thieves.
“Huk, there are so many guys from underground……..!”
The archers immediately panicked. JusticeMan and the rehabilitation members were experts at fighting, and in the small space of the bunker there was nowhere for the archers to run. In addition, there was also Cross and the Sylphid Knights. The thieves were also good at melee combat and used their knives skillfully. Furthermore, it was 30 against 73! The archers weren’t able to shoot their arrows properly.
“It is all under control.”
JusticeMan ended the battle by sending the last archer to the underworld.
“The archers were a pretty easy opponent.’
The battle was too easy to the point that he considered it boring.
“It took 5 hours to get here……..it took longer than expected but it’s not too bad!’
A smile spread on Ark’s mouth. He had obtained this hint from the movie Ridge of Death. The Viet Cong who struggled to occupy the higher ground eventually used a last resort.
Because they couldn’t approach the higher ground with the machine guns and mines, the Viet Cong decided to use their specialty and dig. After a long time and various sacrifices, a tunnel was dug underneath the bunker and the US forces in the bunker were surprised and destroyed. Once he heard this, the racial skill of the raccoons immediately came to Ark’s mind. Didn’t the raccoons also have the ability to dig tunnels like the Viet Cong?
“It seems possible. Let’s give it a try.”
Ark told the raccoons who immediately started digging the tunnel. The raccoon clan can move through the ground like a mole. But if the NPC craftsmen appeared inside the bunker then they would just be turned into porcupines. Because other people could use the tunnels, it took longer to create a 100 metre long tunnel. Even though the rehabilitation members and Ark were used to carry the soil, it still took 5 hours.
It was the Viet Cong strategy! Well, the results were obvious…….the Meow refused to crawl through the ground, but even without the Meow warriors they still managed to handle 30 archers.
“That boring movie was actually helpful. I should watch movies with Roco more often in the future.’
Ark looked out the bunker window to examine the situation. He could grasp the situation outside even from here. Baron and his guild were still unaware of the shovelling.
“Huhuhu, Baron please suffer more.’
Until he controlled the rest of the bunkers, Dawn Blade couldn’t know what was happening. In the Viet Cong strategy, until they seized two bunkers they had to be careful of security because if the enemy becomes aware then there is a chance of a counterattack. Therefore, Ark concealed it from Baron and dug the tunnel.
“The next bunker is 60 metres away. It should take 3 hours judging by the current pace.’
“Rest here for the moment. The raccoon are tired as well.”
The NPCs working with users had to rest. Ark allowed the raccoons to rest for 2 hours inside the bunker before rushing them to start digging again. After 3 hours, the tunnel to the next bunker was completed.
“Hahaha, everyone attack!”
Ark’s party beat the archers to death.
“Now there are only the soldiers that are defending the tower.”
Ark immediately gave orders to the raccoons and thieves.
“Take 20 people each and divide them between both bunkers!”
Ark left the raccoons and thieves in the two bunkers. Then a 40 foot cannon emerged from the bunker and started shooting continuously. When the cannon started shooting from where they believed their allies were, the soldiers who protected the tower suffered enormous damage. The soldiers who barely survived couldn’t understand the situation.
“What’s going on? Why is our bunker shooting us?”
“What is this bullet? Huk, is this damage a joke?”
“Our guys in the bunker aren’t responding to the Feathers of Whispering.”
“Was their connection lost?”
“Oh my God, did they snatch away the bunker?”
“It’s coming from the bunker within range! I’m not going to stand here and let them exterminate me. Destroy the bunker!”
The soldiers from the castle flocked to the bunker. However, a huge amount of money was spent on the bunkers to prevent an attack from the Hermes guild. Its durability didn’t decrease no matter how much they struck it. Meanwhile, 2 people died from one bullet that came from the bunker. Eventually the soldiers had been decreased by 30 people and the doors of the bunker opened, with a group of soldiers immediately rushing out. It was Ark, the rehabilitation members, Cross…….it was the Dark Eden attack group.
“Now it is time for battle. Make sure you put your whole body into it!”
The health of Dawn Blade had already decreased by 50%. Meanwhile, Dark Eden had rested comfortably inside the bunkers. JusticeMan rushed forward while Ark kicked the opponents. The Dawn Blade guild became even more confused. Thanks to the rehabilitation members’ odd skills and the attack from the NPCs, the opponents collapsed from the confusion. However, in this situation the most confused man was none other than Fugetsu’s guild leader Baron.
“Eh? How did he get over there?”
They’ve been marching for 11 hours! Although he hurried his guild who kept on complaining, they only advanced 40 metres. But then all of a sudden Ark showed up on the other side of the traps. And he immediately seized the Defense Tower. Fugetsu’s guild members who had been marching tirelessly looked at their guild master with soulless expressions.
“What did we do all that for?’ their looks seemed to say.
“What’s with that guy?”
However, no one answered Baron’s question.
|A Defense Tower has been destroyed.|
There is a 50% decrease in the shield applied to the castle.The recovery rate of the durability of the walls has been decreased by 50%.
Raiden clutched his fist tightly and shouted. He checked the hourglass and saw that 12 hours has passed. It was 2 hours faster than expected.
“The heavens are helping me!’
While the Defense Tower existed, it was extremely difficult to break the walls. His previous attacks weren’t intended to break the castle walls. It was meant to prevent them from sending reinforcements to the Defense Towers. Therefore Raiden didn’t attack using all his force and just stood at a distance shooting arrows. However, it was different if one Defense Tower was destroyed.
“It is clearly the Noel and Hamanechi guilds. Fugetsu and Dark Eden are probably still wandering. Well, I don’t care. Because I did not expect anything anyway. But if one of the defense towers are destroyed then there will be no trouble breaking down the walls in time!’
“Now! Summon the stone-throwing golems!”
“Great power of the earth, follow your Lord’s command!”
The summoners in Hermes immediately followed Raiden’s order and give huge golems rose from the ground.
A scream rang from the walls. The giant golem was level 180! It was an advanced summoning that was impossible unless they were a pioneer! Although it was only 5 golems, they were rarely seen in New World. The range of the stone throwing golems was short but their power was incredible. The golems stomped forward and started throwing rocks at the wall. It was an incredible offensive attack!
Since the protection of the shield was cut in half, the durability of the walls started to decrease. The 20 catapults also attacked along with the golems. On the other hand, the Dawn Blade guild had a lot of their archers assigned to the defense towers! Therefore they had no way of stopping the attacks from the golems.
“Hahaha, how is it? This is the power of Hermes!”
Raiden was bragging when something suddenly happened. The castle gates opened and hundreds of users poured out.
“Everyone attack! Don’t let them break down the walls!”
“Don’t pay any attention to those guys. Attack the catapults and the summoners of those golems!”
“If the walls are destroyed then it is the end!”
“Don’t be afraid of death!”
The Dawn Blade members brandished their swords and magic and rushed towards the catapults and summoners. However, Raiden just laughed.
“Ha, do you think you can beat Hermes in a direct confrontation? Since the defense tower collapsed, reinforcements will also be coming soon.”
Currently the Hermes guild gathered in front of the castle had 900 troops after sending the rest to the defense towers. Meanwhile, the Dawn Blade guild had 1,200 people. The Hermes guild was inferior in terms of numbers. However, Raiden actually welcomed the enemy’s attack. The Hermes guild was filled with pioneers. The Silver Moon guild was also equal to Hermes. Their levels, equipment and skills weren’t at a level that normal users could beat. Raiden had hoped for this head-on collision!
“It is time to show the power of the Hermes Alliance! Trample them!”
The sound of two armies colliding was heard. However, the result was different from what Raiden expected.
“What, what? These guys?”
The coalition of guilds was stronger than he expected. The difference in skills and equipment wasn’t as much as he expected. In fact if he knew the true identity of Dawn Blade then it wasn’t that surprising. Their true identities are candidates participating in the Global Exos examination. With a job at stake, they didn’t care about how much they invested in equipment.
“I was ignorant of the people gathered in Dawn Blade…….but it’s not just their equipment.”
If the equipment was similar then of course higher levels would dominate. And the levels in Hermes were the highest in New World. Even so, the battle became strained. Didn’t that mean that the members of Dawn Blade are also at Hermes’ level?
“How come? Weren’t their levels lower than ours when they occupied the castle? It has been 3 weeks and I’ve never seen any of them leave the castle…….then how are their levels similar to ours?”
Raiden couldn’t understand it.
“But we’re still superior. We’re pushing them back…….”
Raiden was optimistic about the battle situation.
Dudududung, the sound of drums rang from the walls and someone exited the castle. He was riding a white horse with armour that shined.
Raiden’s eyes started flashing. It was the Lord of Silvana, Alan! Of course, even if Alan died the siege would still continue as long as Dawn Blade kept on fighting. But losing Alan would be a great blow to Dawn Blade. Although the battle situation wasn’t disadvantageous, it was a golden opportunity for Raiden.
“What a foolish guy. The Lord actually appeared on the battlefield. Catch him……Huk!”
Raiden had stood up and yelled. Then 20 troops riding behind Alan came pouring out. Horses cost thousands of gold. But he had enough for a horse unit! In addition, Raiden could even see equipment on the equestrian troops.
“When did he get those soldiers…….!”