＃When they returned, the family was ruined (180)
The undead army was emitting a vicious force that was enough to instill fear just by looking at it. The terrified soldiers let out silent screams.
Sogaju suddenly turns into a lich.
He sacrificed not only his soldiers but also his close associates. What if Duke Ethan is defeated here?
‘Oh, isn’t this the end for us too?’
An outbreak of high-ranking undead.
It was a top priority for the kingdom as well. If this news becomes known, a punitive force will be sent immediately. The only problem was that the punitive force was too far away and the grip of death was too close.
Family and friends living in the outer castle. If I couldn’t stop those undead, everything was over. In one day, the great city will be filled with a deadly plague.
Everyone looked at the Duke with sweaty hands. Hundreds of undead were advancing towards him, so enormous that just encountering them made me break out in a cold sweat.
The Duke looked at Lich.
“Is this the most you have prepared?”
Felix’s pupils were burning brightly as he had just shed his former human shell. I thought that even the thoughts, emotions, and ways of thinking that define humans were completely removed.
I see a fire burning brightly in my heart even at the slightest provocation.
A talent that dwarfs even the small head of Agiles.
Even the authority that all people look up to.
Felix was jealous and hated Ethan, and felt immeasurable fear that he was his enemy. He stood up to Count Volfar, showing that he would not be pushed back an inch, and even his father, whom he loved dearly, lost his life to that guy’s sword.
It’s different now. He escaped the weak shell of a human and became an immortal being who could freely control the energy of death. If only Duke Ethan can be dealt with here…
‘Agiles will soar once again.’
To the city of the dead, full of loyalty, ruled solely by his hand. There was no need to feel betrayed by trusting in the trivial loyalty of humans. Didn’t you already realize that it was pointless when the outer castle door opened just a moment ago?
Rather, I was grateful.
For making it possible to erase even the last moment of hesitation.
In that sense, those walking dead who turned into dead people may have been true loyalists. The corners of Richie’s mouth slightly rose.
Duke Ethan, who took care of the Death Knight once and for all. His face had clearly become more gaunt than before. Even if your skills increase, you will not be able to utilize technologies with enormous destructive power indefinitely.
On the other hand, what about yourself?
It’s not enough to gain enormous vitality with a single gesture. With a single wave of his hand, he was able to create an army of death that could enter the pit of hell without hesitation.
The outcome of the game will be clear.
It was then.
Boom! With the sound of the drawbridge being completely lowered, hundreds of knights entered the outer castle.
The knights’ eyes lit up when they saw the army of the dead. There was no fear in their eyes. There is only loyalty to the head of the family.
“Knights of Ardan! “Let’s help the matriarch fight!”
The sound of horses’ hooves echoed loudly across the ground. Before I knew it, the dragon slayer group was getting closer to Ethan.
It was because it reminded me of scenes from the past. A time when war was constant.
Although the number of knights may have decreased one by one, they always kicked in their horses’ hooves without hesitation for the sake of their families and people. It was the same with the current Dragon Slayer.
‘You can’t lose.’
As a commander, shouldn’t you at least always be ahead of your subordinates? Only by wiping out all the undead and chopping off the head of the lich leisurely looking at him will he be truly like Ardan.
I raised my sword. Before I knew it, the distance had gotten so close that I could feel the rotting bodies of the headless dead.
White flames wrapped around the sword body.
As soon as I slashed the sword, the undead began to fall like leaves.
Hundreds of horses wearing hard steel barding clashed violently with the undead. The aftermath of the collision was so great that even the large Dullahan was thrown in all directions.
Horses with their necks cut fell down in various places. Thick mana bloomed above the swords of the knights who landed.
Swordsmanship to kill a dragon.
Destructive sword skills began to cut off the heads of all the undead.
One step, two steps.
The knights continued to advance. The massacre of nearly hundreds of knights far exceeded the speed at which the lich could raise the undead.
The undead army began to fall back. Ethan took advantage of that opportunity and jumped up with his feet kicked. Skeletons pulled taut the old bowstring. Hundreds of arrows flying into the air.
The body that turned into a flame flew through the air, melting everything. The distance from Rich was getting closer by the minute. He raised his hand.
The energy of death gathered together. A hand of enormous size was created, like the hand of a giant in mythology.
I felt a strong pressure.
The lich was certainly not someone to be taken lightly. It was a much more powerful entity than a death knight.
Of course, it wasn’t because Felix had outstanding talent.
It must have been the result that Agiles was able to produce because she poured out all the essence she had collected over a long period of time.
The guy was definitely strong.
However, if you ask whether it is a being that can stand up to Ardan’s sword, it is not.
His status was far too low to compare himself to a dead person who did not even have the will to live.
A vibration method was used. A thousand heat was contained in the body of the sword. I swung my sword. The two gigantic grips were cut off in an instant.
Rich extended his hand. The evil energy spread everywhere. The realm of the undead was being established. Likewise, mana was spread.
The two realms began to struggle for power. The area containing vibrating mana was not easily surpassed by the area of the undead.
One thousand five hundred vibrations.
When the sword strike was struck, its territory was deeply carved out. I went into the gap. Richie was taken aback by the difference in power.
He was seen urgently extending his hand towards the soldiers.
It was to extort the target’s vitality and collect the energy of death. However, that energy was tightly blocked in Ethan’s domain. By becoming undead, there was no doubt that he had gained enormous power.
I must have been thrilled by the exhilaration flowing through my body. It must have been a power I had never felt before.
However, that power was not omnipotent.
‘No matter what, the essence is…’
This is Felix, who was once a black magician of the 8th rank. Even if you had the great power of the undead, it was of no use if you didn’t know how to use it. In other words, high-ranking undead could be considered threatening.
Endless eternal life.
High-ranking undead were individuals with intelligence of their own, and if they continued endless training and research over a long period of time, they could obtain power that was beyond imagination.
Therefore, when news of the appearance of the undead on the continent was heard, a punitive army was sent out with a big smile on their lips.
But the current Lich….
The undead way of thinking had not yet fully taken root in the mind, it was simply a time to be intoxicated with one’s own power, and the clumsy warlock had not yet become undead for some time.
If he had been given ten more years, he would have become a powerful undead, but he chose the wrong choice.
Now it was time to pay the price.
The vibrations exceeded two thousand times. My body was slowly becoming overloaded. But I persisted tenaciously.
They are tough undead.
The process had to be done in one go for it to be clean.
I raised my sword.
[Vibration type (振movement type) Chapter 1]
[Heavenly Sword (天劍)]
A sword that cuts down the sky.
It was a simple name, but its power was beyond imagination. Because it was a sword technique that could not even be used without causing more than 2,000 vibrations internally.
Enormous flames burst out from the ground. A wave of pure white flame engulfed the lich at once. Although the dark sphere protected the body, it was not enough to block the heat of the flame.
The shield melted quickly.
―This… What nonsense!
Richie Felix was shocked. The heat contained in the flame was beyond imagination, enough to burn even the transcendental. The solid, inky bones slowly began to melt.
My dead heart was beating like crazy. A lich’s life is contained in a special magic tool called a life vessel. Because it was such an important item, beings who became lichs would hide it deep inside.
This was because no matter how fatally injured one was, the body could be reconstructed as long as the Life Vessel existed.
Of course, Felix acted like that too.
But what if the injury is not fatal and the entire body melts without even ashes remaining?
Life Vessel was meaningless. In a situation where the body was destroyed down to a handful of cells, no matter how famous the magic tool was, it could not be restored.
That was precisely why Richie felt fear, even in his faint emotions. The rate of melting was several times faster than the rate of recovery of the body.
Arms, legs, shoulders, knees…
everything was melting like ice touched by the sun. After it melted like that, it evaporated without even a trace remaining. A serious blow that cannot be recovered even with Life Vessel.
The energy of death was being helplessly extinguished by the overwhelming power of purification.
―This is ridiculous…
it’s truly ridiculous.
Even if he was a transcendental person, it was impossible to defeat him with one blow. Richie was certain of that fact.
That’s why I was confident.
Ethan was definitely strong, though.
Because even with that elegant flame, it was impossible to annihilate oneself in one blow. If you don’t die, you can be resurrected at any time. Infinite endurance was one of the undead’s greatest strengths.
It must have been like that.
How on earth can one possess such power?
It was so unreasonable.
Suddenly, I became very afraid of death. This was because all of the morale possessed by the undead was evaporating and the spirit of the human enemy was returning. When I was a warlock.
The weakness from that time was showing its head once again. Richie struggled in fear. However, the shackles of fire had already reached his heart.
The heat squeezed my heart. Black blood spurted out. It was the last resistance. But the heat had no mercy.
Now all that remained of Lich’s body was his head.
―Save me… Please save me! I’m sure… I’m very useful…!
Even before the bitter words were finished.
The guy’s face completely disappeared.
Not even a single pile of ashes was left behind.
Everyone’s eyes widened, and soon their shouts became deathly quiet.