Third day of the country war at around 5 pm, we had already forced the three servers back numerous times. Fan Shu City was like a piece of scorched charcoal, the white iron around was red in color and the entire city was covered in smoke. Corpses were laid all over, especially in front of the city gate. The corpses were stacked up several meters high and were waiting for the system to despawn them.
As he walked down the city walls, Li Mu held his bloodstained sword and followed me, "Xiao Yao if this continues, we might not be able to last for another 10 hours. The west and south walls have cracked. As long as Swirling Abyss City and Iron Skull City sent another giant to attack, Fan Shu City's walls might just collapse."
I nodded, "Right, Fan Shu City is not a primary city and it only has one outer war. Once it is broken they would be able to charge in. But there is nothing we can do. We have not enough troops and we have suffered such heavy losses. We can only wait for Nine Heavens City's outcome."
Li Mu laughed coldly, "Fang Ge Que and Q-Sword are having so much fun there. They leave all the pressure of the three main cities to just one Fan Shu City. What are they thinking?"
I sucked in a deep breath and said calmly, "Fan Shu City is our foundations and owning Fan Shu City means that we have to take this responsibility. Continue to fight. In just 30 minutes they will launch their next attack."
I walked forwards with Butterfly and Xiao Lie dashed over with his spear, "Marshal Li!"
"How is the repairs of the wall going?" I asked.
Xiao Lie's expression wasn't good, "Not too good... There are 113 damaged points, 7 of them are badly damaged, especially the part hit by the frost giant. We don't have enough workers and many were shot while doing repairs. Moreover, the city doesn't have enough stone and those sent to pick up stone pieces were killed. If this continues, we can only guard a pile of rubble."
My heart shook and I asked, "Is there news from Tian Ling City?"
Xiao Lie cupped his fists, "His Majesty Lochlan has given orders for the Xia Yu Army to bring a bunch of workers, stone and grain over. They will also lead 100 thousand troops over. Unfortunately, they were attacked by Iron Skull City adventurers and a large amount of grain was burnt. Currently, Iron Skull City has control over the Bridge of Fate."
I sucked in a deep breath, the situation was getting worse. Sky Rose wasn't stupid and she definitely had more troops than me. She could send people to block off Fan Shu City's supply lines. Currently, we were fighting all alone.
Looking at how tired the players and NPC was, I felt conflicted. I just became The Executor, was I going to lose my own city in this Country war?
I opened my friend list and sent Fang Ge Que a message, "End Nine Heavens City's battle, Fan Shu City can't hold on anymore. If Fan Shu City is lost, Tian Ling City will be attacked by the three main cities. You do what you want!"
Fang Ge Que didn't say anything, just, "Give me 5 hours!"
After switching off the comms, my heart was in a mess. I looked at the flames in the distance. The Tian Ling City NPCs on Flaming God Mountain Range lit up their torches but so what. Most of them were at Tian Ling City and couldn't leave. Fire Dragon Army, Fire Axe Army, Changfeng ARmy etc had many troops taken by Fang Ge, Q-Sword, Yan Zhao Warrior etc over to Nine Heavens City.
I didn't have much troops that I could move.
Eagles circled above. These were special Iron Skull City soldier types. They tried to control Fan Shu City's airspace. My Flame Hawk Archers had suffered heavy losses and only 20 thousand were left. If I sent more, they would all be wiped out and I didn't dare to take such a risk.
Yue Qing Qian was beside me and she looked up, "We don't have any War Hawk Knights so no one is able to head out."
I smiled, "It is okay, we haven't lost!"
Right at that moment, a few giant figures came. Along with a dragon roar, they wrapped around Fan Shu City. That was a crystal dragon, a bunch of eagles pecked it but it spat out flames and turned them to ashes. Moreover, the second, third and even tenth one appeared above Fan Shu City!
Finally, Dragon City was here to help us!
Qing Luo pressed the head of the crystal dragon and descended. She looked at me, "Dragon Rider you really are sad. Fan Shu City has been attacked like this, what a pity!"
I couldn't smile at all, "Qing Luo why are you here?"
Qing Luo said, "Frost sent me to lead the 9 dragon cavalry over to assist you. She said that Fan Shu City can't be lost or Tian Ling Empire would lose the gate to the west."
Qing Luo blinked, "Frost also said that she hopes you can head to Dragon City, there is something really important for you to decide."
"I don't know, it is really important. How can I have the rights to know..."
"Okay, I understand!"
I looked at the flames above Fan Shu City and said, "I shall hand the defence of Fan Shu City to you. Before I begin, even if you fight to the death, don't lose it!"
Qing Luo giggled, "Don't worry sir, leave this place to me!"
Thus, I told Li Mu, Yue Qing Qian, Mu Xuan, Han Bei Song, Enchanted Painting etc to defend Fan Shu City while I headed to Dragon City. Moreover, amongst the leaders of Zhan Long, One Second Hero was the only one who died. He gathered those who revived and would try to take back Bridge of Fate and open the path to Fan Shu City!
After arranging everything, I used Icy Wings to fly into the sky. Qing Luo smiled, "Sir, do I need to open a path for you?"
My tone was firm and I flew towards the north east. The Iron Skull City eagles surrounded me but my Sword Tempest scattered them. They couldn't fly as fast as me and couldn't stop me from leaving.
After close to half an hour, it was a snowland ahead. The snowflakes floated down. Dragon City was snowing all four seasons a year and today was no exception.
My war boots left a mark on the ground and I landed on Dragon City. A dragon cavalry that was rubbing the head of his dragon looked towards me, "Sir you are back!"
I asked, "Where is Frost?"
"Lady Frost is waiting for you in the main hall!"
"Okay, thank you."
My boots stepped on the snow and I charged forwards. When I pushed the door open, I saw Frost, Queen Zhi Shu, Odelia etc important Dragon City people there. I was shocked, "Oh, you are all here?"
"Close the door?" Queen Zhi Shu said.
I closed it and asked, "Why?"
"Xiao Yao, come quickly, meet someone." Frost looked at me.
I was stunned. I walked forwards and saw that the three of them were surrounding a person whose face was ashen white. Her clothes were removed and one of her arms were shrivelled up with only bones left. It looked sad to look at.
I looked at her face and was shocked, "Lanais! Why are you here?"
She opened her red beautiful eyes. She recognised me and only smiled, "Li Xiao Yao, you are here?"
I asked in shock, "What happened, why are you here in Dragon City? Frost, why don't you kill her? She killed Owen!"
Frost muttered, "The situation is different."
"What happened?" I asked, "Lanais why are you here, what happened?"
"Blood Abyss, it is Blood Abyss..." Her face was filled with fear.
"What is Blood Abyss?" I asked
Queen Zhi Shu said, "Do you know? Hybrid Demon Territory has 15 lords, Lanais is 6th, Sif is 3rd, Dalun is 2nd. No one has seen the legendary first because he has been gaining strength in hell. The ancient heroes called him Blood Abyss Azue!"
Frost said, "I remember Azure. This guy is a demon that killed people without blinking. Half of the gods had died to him. But before they fell, they gathered their strength to seal him. Now that he is reborn, no one would be able to stop him."
I looked at Lanais, "What does his rebirth have to do with your injuries?"
Lanais laughed, "For Lanais to break through, he needs death power but he took up most of the death power in Hybrid Demon Territory. So he wanted to sacrifice me, Igoras, Sif etc in order to obtain death power. Look, my left arm became a sacrifice."
My heart felt cold, "Azure dare to kill you?"
"He is the god of death and doesn't belong to anyone." Her eyes were filled with despair, "I, Sif, Igoras, Dalun etc signed a contract with death. We are unable to escape from Azure. Maybe the moment he breaks free, the few of us would have to die."
On the side, Queen Zhi Shu refined the dragon god essence to help treat her arm. Her arm started to have color and started to grow. As a price, Queen Zhi Shu's face turned ashen white.
I sat down and held Butterfly's handle, "Lanais, so you came to Dragon City for a reason right?"