Chapter 1391 He Will Kill the Man Before the Victim“s Blood Dries!
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Hidden in black mist, Zhao Manyan circled in the air. He dared not make his move yet.
His initial plan was to find out which one of the men below was Violet Ghost and join hands with Zhang Xiaohou to eliminate him, lifting the restrictions Mo Fan was under. To his surprise, Violet Ghost had the ability to turn invisible, forcing Zhang Xiaohou to hold his position.
If he failed to take down Violet Ghost in one blow and allowed the guy to escape, it would be a lot more difficult to eliminate him. Zhao Manyan could only remain a bystander until he figured out how Violet Ghost was turning invisible.
“Zhang Xiaohou, do you know how he did it?” Jiang Ye asked worriedly.
“I’m not sure either, I only know it’s not the Shadow Element,” Zhang Xiaohou said.
“Damn it, at this rate…” Jiang Ye was in the middle of his sentence when a fire pillar to their south went out.
They had already lost a Magic Fire Beacon, and now they had lost another one. Only six of the ancient keeps remained standing. In other words, it had greatly weakened the defense of the Great Wall!
They could not afford to modify the length of the wall, or the army of undead could leave the North Valley by walking around the wall. The fifty-kilometer-long wall had entirely sealed off the entrance to Squaretrek Plain. Beyond fifty kilometers were mountains and rough terrain. If the army of undead planned to leave the North Valley through them, they would surely encounter the Beijiang Desolate Beasts. It was what the defenders were hoping would happen!
However, the army of undead did not consist of a bunch of brainless creatures, with nobody commanding them. They knew it would be a waste of time and effort traversing the territories of other demon creatures. They just needed to break through the Great Wall as quickly as possible so they could trample the countless cities behind it mercilessly!
They could not afford to reduce the length and height of the wall, which meant they could only reduce the thickness!
Now that they had lost another Magic Fire Beacon, the defense of the Great Wall was going to drop significantly!
“If the wall isn’t thick enough, the Ruler-level undead might be able to smash through it!” Lingling said, looking in the direction of the lost Magic Fire Beacon.
“Damn it, they broke through the defense of the Magic Fire Beacon so quickly. We are outnumbered, allowing these scum of the Black Vatican to do as they please!” Zhao Manyan cursed furiously.
The situation on the Wall worsened. The Black Vatican were abusing their overwhelming numbers of the Cursed Beasts and Dark Beast Monsters to wear out the defenders of the Magic Fire Beacons. Their defense also weakened every time Violet Ghost took out a few of their Advanced Mages.
“Are we going to lose this Magic Fire Beacon, too?” Feng Yufei murmured in despair, glancing around.
It took a great effort to set up the Wall against the army of undead, but the Black Vatican had arrived to mess up their plan. It was clearly the worst thing that could happen!
Zhang Xiaohou was busy handling the Cursed Beasts and the Dark Beast Monsters. He had defeated at least five Blue Deacons and thirty Black Clergy. More importantly, he had to watch out for Violet Ghost’s ambush at all times, so he could not afford to fight with all his strength!
“Commander Zhang, will killing the guy called Violet Ghost really be able to turn this situation around?” Jiang Lin asked feebly. He was a little worn out from the fighting.
“I believe in him,” Zhang Xiaohou nodded.
“I think he’s a trustworthy person, too.” Jiang Lin recalled his encounter with Mo Fan. Jiang Lin had been utterly impressed by Mo Fan’s determination, unyielding spirit, and fearlessness, even when he was up against the Black Vatican.
Jiang Lin slowly took a few steps forward and moved out of the safe distance.
Zhang Xiaohou frowned. He did not understand what Jiang Lin was up to. However, he was soon flanked by a bunch of Cursed Beasts. He was distracted by the creatures, preventing him from keeping an eye on Jiang Lin.
“Petrify!” Zhang Xiaohou’s eyes changed colors. The oddly-structured Cursed Beasts moving around him froze when a brown light shone upon them. Thick stony powder fell on them, turning them into statues!
“Wind Disc: Bone Husk!”
Several fierce gusts of wind swept in all directions. The strong force immediately crushed the Cursed Beasts to pieces.
Over twenty Cursed Beasts died instantly, allowing Zhang Xiaohou to break free from their encirclement. The members of the Black Vatican did not dare challenge Zhang Xiaohou’s deadly wind and destructive sand.
The dust around him was blown away by the wind. Zhang Xiaohou belatedly recalled what Jiang Lin said. He quickly turned around and saw an infuriating sight!
Violet Ghost had appeared in front of Jiang Lin. An icicle had gone right through Jiang Lin’s chest…
Not a single drop of blood flowed out because of the ice, but Jiang Lin was dying quickly!
“Jiang Lin!” Zhang Xiaohou yelled furiously. He dashed forward recklessly to rescue Jiang Lin from the God of Death.
“Stop him!” Violet Ghost waved his hand disdainfully, summoning over a hundred Black Clergy and three Blue Deacons to form a wall in front of him, not giving Zhang Xiaohou any chance to save his target.
Fierce winds danced wildly around Zhang Xiaohou. The wind was quickly dyed red, turning into bloody scythes of fury. Not a single Black Clergy and Cursed Beast within fifty meters survived. Their heads and limbs scattered across the place like fallen leaves!
However, the line of people was just too thick. There was no way Zhang Xiaohou could save Jiang Lin in time, regardless of how quickly he was killing the enemy.
Meanwhile, Jiang Lin’s eyes were not filled with despair, even when his chest was punctured. They did not turn hollow, either. They were staring right at Violet Ghost, as if they were trying to peek through him in the remaining few seconds!
Jiang Lin suddenly spat out a mouthful of warm blood.
The blood splattered on Violet Ghost. Normally, being covered in blood would not bother a murderer, but Violet Ghost was taken by surprise, and seemed to panic.
“As I thought…” Jiang Lin smiled when he saw Violet Ghost’s reaction.
“You!” Violet Ghost was enraged after Jiang Lin spat the blood on him. He drew out the icicle and stabbed Jiang Lin continuously in rage!
Each stab left a hole in Jiang Lin’s body, but the cold stopped the wounds from bleeding. Meanwhile, Jiang Lin seemed to have totally forgotten about his pain. He kept spitting his remaining blood onto Violet Ghost…
He was very feeble during his last attempt. He only managed to spit a small amount of blood onto Violet Ghost. His body was covered in holes like a beehive. It was a horrible sight.
Violet Ghost proceeded to cut Jiang Lin into pieces, yet the same smile that had completely infuriated him was on Jiang Lin’s face. He could not help but think that the guy was a lunatic!
The Black Vatican was not the only place with lunatics. When someone was desperately trying to protect something precious, they might do crazier things than the people of the Black Vatican!
Violet Ghost was covered in Jiang Lin’s blood. This time, he did not turn invisible and run away. He was trying to clean the blood off instead.
To Violet Ghost’s surprise, Jiang Lin’s blood was poisonous. He had drunk a Potion of corrosive poison before exposing himself. His blood had mixed with the poison. It was strong enough to eat away his mouth in a short period of time, yet the guy was able to pretend that everything was normal, and successfully spat the poisonous blood on Violet Ghost as planned!
Violet Ghost was unable to clean off the poisonous blood, which meant he was unable to turn invisible again!
The ability to turn invisible was not from the Shadow Element. It was from an extremely rare Water Elemental Seed! It was able to surround Violet Ghost in a layer of water vapor which could reflect its surroundings, like a mirror covering all angles…
Therefore, it looked like Violet Ghost had become invisible whenever he used the Water Seed’s ability.
He only turned transparent instead of vanishing into thin air. He did not just move somewhere else all of a sudden. Jiang Lin was a Water Mage, so he was able to figure out the trick. However, Violet Ghost was extremely cautious. He even used an Ice Element weapon to kill to prevent his victims’ blood from splashing on him!
Jiang Lin knew his only chance to expose Violet Ghost was by dying. No matter how cautious a person was, he would still lower his guard when his target was only a few seconds away from dying. Jiang Lin moved outside of where the others could cover him and waited for Violet Ghost to make his move.
He believed Violet Ghost would definitely target him. If he was taken out, Zhang Xiaohou would have no chance of handling so many Blue Deacons and Black Clergy on his own…
He smiled because he had bet right!
Violet Ghost completely lost his mind!
Zhao Manyan immediately felt the air he was breathing in sour when he saw what happened while waiting for his chance high up in the sky.
He took a deep breath to clear the overwhelming emotions surging into his mind. He contracted his golden wings and dove toward the wall like a golden meteorite.
The mouthful of blood that Jiang Lin had spit out was so precious. Zhao Manyan never had such a strong urge to kill someone before!
“I will kill Violet Ghost before your blood dries up!” Zhao Manyan yelled furiously as he was diving from the sky. He knew Jiang Lin could no longer hear him. He only hoped that the man’s soul would know that the trust he had placed in them would not be let down!
Zhao Manyan had never carried a heavier burden than the one now on his shoulders. He did not hesitate any longer. As a defensive Mage, his way of killing someone was very simple. He would set up an unbreakable dueling ground with his defense!
The dueling ground would trap both him and Violet Ghost without leaving any gaps.
There were only two ways to leave the dueling ground. Either the dueling ground collapsed on its own after Violet Ghost killed him, or he withdrew his magic after killing Violet Ghost!
Zhao Manyan had never gone all out trying to achieve something, but today, he had decided to give everything he had for one reason: he was a hot-blooded man too!