Chapter 196: I will crush your heart (Part One)
In the fire that would envelop the sky, the whining and struggling figures gradually quieted down and stopped moving.
However, lives were a miracle of their own. Even though the fire was very violent, quite a lot of the black armored cavaliers survived.
Although they were a mess, their iron armor saved them. Metal conducted heat energy quickly, but it couldn’t be lit on fire. With the minimal warrior energy that they had, the cavaliers who lost direction in the smoke protected themselves from the heat and charged out of the fire with the help of their horses were running forward and their scar-faced leader’s roar that was amplified by the use of his warrior energy.
The three gold crowned kings were less affected by the fire compared to the ordinary soldiers. They had two star warriors on their sides protecting them. Although these two warriors were only two star rank, their warrior energy was enough to envelop the kings within it and push the flames and smoke away.
The dry grasses on the plain couldn’t sustain the fire for too long. After about ten minutes, the fire toned down.
At the time, about five to six hundred cavaliers out of a thousand five hundred survived the sea of fire.
Behind them, there were still sparks appearing under the ashes. Some of the cavalier hadn’t died yet, and their limbs that were seriously deformed by the heat twitched and moved under their reflex. The scene was horrifying. The entire plain was black as if it was hell itself. It was hard to stare at. A stinky burnt smell mixed with the smell of roasted meat dispersed in the air, and people were still able to tell cavaliers from their horses by looking at the charcoal like solid objects. A slight bamming noise would sound infrequently. It was the sound of internal organs exploding inside the horses and the cavaliers who died under the flames. The red and white liquid would pop out of the charcoal like statues and explode like fireworks.
The cavalier who charged out of the fire and survived were all elite soldiers who had been to numerous battles. But now, they didn’t dare to turn their heads around and see what was happening behind them. The cavaliers who accidentally saw the hell like scene would instantly bend their backs and puke or cry out loud. Many of them lost their ability to think momentarily as their bodies shivered as if they had lost their souls. It was terrifying, it was hell.
The scar-faced leader stopped his horse and looked back as his face darkened.
He had been in more than a hundred battles, and he had successfully become a knight of the Imperial Knight Palace after he accumulated enough military merits for ten years. Since the sixteen year old boy first went on the battlefield, the burn scars on his face was his greatest medal. He considered the special executive armor that he was wearing only the second greatest symbol of authority he had, although it was from Imperial Knight Palace. Until now, he thought he grasped the essence of war and he couldn’t suffer any causalities when playing within a remote kingdom…… Who knew, he didn’t just incur some causalities, he failed big time!
“Team! Reform!” The scar-faced knight shouted, and the bugle sounds resonated again.
Among the five to six hundred cavaliers who survived, only about four hundred of them were able to fight. The cavaliers quickly organized themselves into teams, and they all charged at the hill that was about fifty meters away from them as their scar-faced leader pointed his sword forward and roared “Revenge!” so loud that it sounded like thunder from the heaven.
The scar-faced knight charged at the very front, and the rest of the black armored cavaliers followed behind him closely.
On the hill, under the strange flag of the two-headed dog and crossed sword and axe, a black armored commander of Chambord only had less than fifty soldiers around him. It was clear that these soldiers of Chambord were in chaos. It seemed like they didn’t anticipate the invader would survive this great fire. It was too late for them to run away even if they wanted to.
The invaders could close the gap of fifty meter within ten seconds.
“Kill them! Chop their heads off! Charge into Chambord Castle, and let the bugs of Chambord taste the feeling of getting burnt!”
This was the only thought on the scar-faced knight’s and every other invader’s mind.
They were about to go crazy!
Tink! Tink! TInk!
A series of metal collision sounds resonated in the forest. Although it was day time, the sparks appeared under the trees were still bright and eye-catching.
Two figures flew into the air and crossed each other in a split second.
It was a direct dual of sword techniques.
When they were in the air, knight Dick struck out twenty three times, and Lampard pierced out twenty six times. The consequences of striking three times less was significant. When they both landed on the ground again, a wound that was an inch deep appeared on Dick’s shoulder, arm, and thigh.
Puff! Puff! Puff! Puff!
After a short moment of silence, more than a dozen trees that were about a feet in diameter suddenly fell down. The cut on them were so clean that the cut surface could be used as a mirror. These cuts were made by the invisible warrior energy that leaked from the sword strikes. Since the strikes were so subtle, the trees were alright when the warrior energy went through them. Only when the wind blew by did the trees fall.
“Great sword techniques!” The four star warrior Dick turned around and looked at the huge black sword in Lampard’s hand. The surprise in his eyes grew thicker as he said, “I could never have thought that a master like you would hide in Chambord Kingdom. Your sword is about forty pounds heavier than mine, but you are able to strike three times more than I. I have to admit that your technique is superior!”
“Humph.” Lampard didn’t say anything back.