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Daymond and the Predators of the Land guild classified the gathered Demonic Spirits.
There were approximately 50 giga-sized Demonic Spirits! The force also included over a thousand medium-sized Demonic Spirits, and tens of thousands of smaller Demonic Spirits.
“For now, let’s do an experiment.”
Daymond was in favour of Nardo’s opinion.
“We have to find out how much power we have.”
At first glance, the Demonic Spirits appeared to be incredible, but they needed to verify this in a real fight.
They led all the Demonic Spirits, left the Resurrection Church, and conducted an experiment in the wasteland.
An unlucky passing herd of Manticores became their opponents.
The Manticores, bearing resemblance to large lions, were extremely fast and powerful. Even the Predators of the Land guild had to fight to the death. In the past, they could have won while taking damage, but they were weakened while doing the quest and could not perform spectacularly.
“Attack those bastards.”
At Daymond’s command, the giga-sized Demonic Spirits marched across the wasteland with thundering footsteps.
Every time they went forward, they dug cavities into the ground. The Demonic Spirits used their incredible weight to charge at the Manticores, completely trampling and crushing them.
Several Manticores kicked by the Demonic Spirits’ front feet were suddenly tossed into the air, and the other Demonic Spirits used their horns to strike or impale them from below.
It was quite a sight: the biting and clawing Manticores could hardly do any damage to the Demonic Spirits.
Every time a Manticore died, Daymond and the guild could sense their Resurrection Energy rising.
|– By taking the energy of another’s life, 35 Resurrection Energy has been acquired.
– Your loyalty to the Embinyu Church has grown.
They were able to receive resurrection energy each time the Demonic Spirits succeeded in hunting. Their loyalty towards the Embinyu Church also increased.
Daymond’s army grew each time the resurrection power was used!
“If it’s this much power, we should be able to destroy a castle wall.”
There were no comparable siege weapons.
However, if they let the giga-sized Demonic Spirits go first, with their incredible strength, there was nothing they couldn’t do.
When they appraised the strength of the Resurrected Army, Daymond and the Predators of the Land guild shuddered.
The abilities of the medium and small-sized Demonic Spirits were outstanding as well.
By using the Power of Resurrection, dead Soldiers and Knights could be revived again. Those who were revived lost their rationality, and fought against their foes atrociously and viciously.
* * *
“It’s time to decide where we should head to next.”
Daymond spoke while equipping his bone cane and helmet.
The prized items they earned while hunting in the wastelands with the Resurrected Army!
“Let’s get out of this place first.”
Suban disclosed his opinion.
“I think it’s now time for us to conquer the Kingdoms occupied by Humans or Elves.”
The Resurrection Army was growing in numbers, and it was difficult to find a decent hunting site in the wasteland.
Even if they mobilized just the medium-sized Demonic Spirits, the situation was resolved in mere moments, so finding swarms of monsters proved to be difficult.
The Predators of the Land guild originally possessed the battling, plundering, and aggressive nature. The wastelands, where it lacked people, they were bursting with unbearable impatience.
“It is indeed time to make our move.”
Marvin was in agreement.
He thought it would be a crime to not use the strength they possessed.
They possessed a strength greater than that of the Kingdoms in the Versailles Continent.
Although they didn’t know if they were going to turn the world into chaos, all those involved couldn’t worry or wait because of that.
“Where’s the closest village?”
“Even in this wasteland, there were a few small frontier villages.”
As they dragged the resurrected army around, they had passed by small-time hunters and small villages that survived off of subsistence agriculture.
“But they’re so small that we don’t need to look for them ourselves. We can overtake ‘em as we pass by. For starters, don’t you think Morata is good place? A lot of people have gathered there.”
Marvin recommended Morata.
It was the closest yet most densely packed town! But Suban had a different idea.
“Morata has a Church of Freya. Also, the adventurers there are of high levels, and if we attack a place like that from the start, we’ll probably acquire a considerable amount of damage.”
“We have to expect some damage. Even if the Demonic Spirits die, we can always revive ‘em.”
“Well, that’s right, but aren’t there many decent Kingdoms or other villages in the area surrounding Morata?”
“That may be so but….”
“After we take over Morata and busy ourselves slicing away in small Northern towns, the Kingdoms in the Central Continent could be preparing for our attack. We must strike the Central Continent when people are yet aware of us and quickly expand our strength.”
Nardo seemed to agree with Suban.
“By going for the small battles that we are sure to win and dragging on the time, we will be in a disadvantage later on. Wouldn’t it be better to go for somewhere that has lots of fighting opportunities, the Central Continent?”
There was a disagreement. There were those who wanted to start working their way up by attacking the surrounding villages, and those that wanted to immediately strike out for Morata.
“We will go to the Central Continent. Getting revenge on the bastards who took our land and slayed our brothers comes first. We have enough strength, so there is no reason to bide our time. We will throw away the name of the Predators of the Land Guild in this place. We will march onwards as the Resurrection Church.”
The Priests of the Resurrection Church chose to follow Daymond’s decision.
Because they were a fighting guild, if a decision was discarded, no other murmurs could be heard.
Together, the Resurrection Church and the Demonic Spirits moved southwards.
* * *
“The Demonic Spirits are attacking!”
“There’s a gruesome number of monsters advancing.”
The users who were out hunting, dropped everything and hurried towards the North gate of Isoru Kingdom.
“What’s going on?”
“You say that monsters are attacking?”
In order to find out about the situation, users gathered near the castle wall.
Most monsters were not capable of penetrating thick castle walls and became easy prey for arrows and magic.
“Doesn’t it seem like the hunting party just grazed the monster swarm and ran back to the castle?”
“What kind of monsters would make them so scared that they ran away?”
While people were leisurely chatting and watching, the users who came in through the Northern gates were in a state of panic.
“Everyone, prepare to evacuate!”
“You’ll only survive if you leave Isoru Kingdom, hurry!”
“The Monster Army is advancing!”
After feeling the sense of urgency in their screaming voices, the Warriors who were chatting with Merchants who were doing business and the people chattering in the plaza, stood up.
Rather than running away, in order to find out what was going on, they moved towards the city wall.
“It’s none of my business if you regret it!”
“We definitely warned you to evacuate.”
The users that had come in through the Northern gates immediately left through the Southern gates.
Their friends, as well as some doubtful users, followed them out.
The Knights and Soldiers of Isoru Kingdom assembled and lined up on the castle walls, above the Northern gates. Even the Magicians, who usually didn’t venture out, came with their wands and prepared for battle.
Only then did the users realize how severe the situation was.
While they were agonizing over whether they should flee or not, the horde of Demonic Spirits from the North drew near.
There were giga-sized Demonic Spirits, comparable to the size of a citadel.
The Resurrection Church appeared along with tens of thousands of Demonic Spirit Legions.
After they assembled the Demonic Spirits in an orderly line, beyond the gates, Daymond came forward riding a horse.
“My name is Daymond!”
Daymond yelled loudly towards the castle wall.
He was scores of meters away, but the users could hear him clearly.
“If it’s Daymond, is he a user?”
“I think he’s the famous user who hunted boss monsters in the North…”
“For him to be accompanied by a monster army and appear here, just what kind of quest did he do?”
Doubtful, they waited for Daymond’s next words.
They were expecting him to demand for large fortunes from Isoru Kingdom, suggest they surrender; especially when he brought a Monster Army with him.
But they couldn’t help but be astonished by Daymond’s next words.
“I declare war on your Isoru Kingdom. For those who don’t want to fight, I will give you 10 minutes of respite. Come out of the castle walls and flee South. Those who do not heed our warning will die.”
It was a drastic, incomparable ultimatum!
When they saw the Monster Army Daymond commanded, the users quietly left Isoru Kingdom. However, they did not leave area, instead, they went atop a nearby hill and watched the battle over Isoru Kingdom. Daymond and the Resurrection Church decided to leave the bystanders alone.
“10 minutes have passed. Everyone left in the castle is our enemy.”
Daymond and the Resurrection Priests Demonic Spirits began to use their magic, and gray smoke soon enveloped the castle.
As the plague spread rapidly, the faces of Soldiers and Knights were dyed in green.
They became so infirm that they could no longer bear the weight of their armour and collapsed atop the wall.
“Earth Dragons. Charge!”
The enormous Demonic Spirits Nardo called forth detached themselves from the Army with heavy steps.
The giga-sized Demonic Spirits awkwardly waddled step by step. They rapidly accelerated and crashed into the castle walls with a terrifying, unmatched speed.
Part of the castle walls crumbled.
In succession, the giga-sized Demonic Spirits hit and destroyed the castle walls, while the medium-sized Demonic Spirits attacked the castle; they either jumped up and climbed up the castle walls, or they gained entry by using the giga-sized Demonic Spirits.
The Soldiers of Isoru Kingdom shot arrows and sprinkled magic, but even when the Demonic Spirits were hit squarely, they soon rose again.
The Resurrection Priests were continuously replenishing their lives.
Thanks to the supersized Demonic Spirits, the castle wall was completely crushed; even the interior of the castle were getting demolished.
It was a terrifying and unforgettable sight to users, who watched the whole castle slanted to one side, cracked, and then fell apart.
Daymond and the Resurrection Church went all out. They did not spare single soul inside the castle.
Isoru Kingdom was swiftly crushed, and the Resurrection Army became increasingly powerful.
The Demonic Spirits were growing through the fighting experience.
Intoxicated with life, ordinary Soldiers and Knights were all resurrected.
This was how Daymond and the Resurrection Army overtook Isoru Kingdom.
An incredible wind of change was brewing in the Versailles Continent.
* * *
The Dwarves of Kuruso were in a commotion because of the water park.
“The beer we drink while playing in the water is the best.”
Dwarves were enjoying the water park regardless of their age or gender. Before long, it became the trend to drink beer while going down the waterslide.
Herman and Pin addressed Weed.
“Kendellev’s sculpture! Isn’t that the racial quest the Dwarf Sculptor’s guild Instructor gives? To think that someone I know discovered this… It’s truly surprising news.”
“Congratulations. You cracked a request that couldn’t be solved for a long time.”
To the Dwarves, discovering the trail of the enigmatic, legendary Kendellev was an impressive task.
There was also a change in Weed’s quest window—if he went to see the Sculptor’s guild Instructor Jorbid, he could receive his reward.
It was not strange for Dwarves, including Herman, to be jealous.
Weed spoke his own thoughts under the cover of humility.
“Oh, please. I just happened to find it by chance.”
“Since I looked all over in Kuruso, wasn’t that the only place where it could be?”
“There’s nothing special or spectacular about what I did, it’s just that the efforts of other Dwarves fell short.”
His way of speaking that greatly lowered their affection towards him!
It was awkward for Weed to take the compliments of others, so he’d done the best he could to pass it off as a joke.
‘It’s definitely no good to receive compliments!’
In those days when he was working as a minor, when he couldn’t do the work well he was always sworn at. Those were the days when he got more curses than food.
But with effort, he was able to overcome his insufficiencies. He mastered the techniques and did as much work as other people.
He lifted and carried more flats of bricks, attached more eyes to dolls, and delivered the newspapers well.
“So you had some talent in this field.”
“You’re an outstanding individual we absolutely need.”
As the compliments from the President increased, the amount of work he had to do also accumulated.
It became worse was when he worked part-time at a pub.
“You’re really outstanding! This perfect taste matches well! From now on I’ll have Hyun Lee do this kind of work.”
With each compliment, his ears were joyful, but Weed knew that soon enough, his whole body would be exhausted.
Even though in this c