Guild Wars - Chapter 447

Published at 21st of November 2020 10:10:37 PM

Chapter 447: 447
Eva turned to the other three ladies who were with her . As one would expect, they were baby-free this time as their children were being taken care of by nannies in the super mini small world where their portable mansion was located .  

"The void monsters will be easy for you all to deal with . Hikari will imbue us with Aetheric Energy when the event begins and we'll observe the battle first before joining in . " 

Zaine rubbed her chin . "Why waste the Aether Crystals doing so? Void monsters have high magic resistance, yes, but that is against the common classes and elements . My lightning and psychic attacks, Roma's mystic Arts attacks as well as your Light Energy attacks would likely ignore a large majority - if not all - of the monster's resistance . " 

Eva nodded . "That is true, but it's better to be safe than sorry firstly, and secondly, it would increase our damage output against them . " 

Zaine accepted this silently, and so did Roma as well as Hikari . Eva checked the timer to see that there were 2 and a half minutes left until the Destruction Energy coating the Ruined Plains of Deriam would dissipate, releasing the vile fiends hiding within .  

Tensions rose as the timer continued to reach zero . Among Umbra, one could see calmness and excitement . Many members had been killed during the Emergency Quest and they planned on getting revenge this time .  

Not only that, but the rewards they knew the survivors would get would be amazing . Also, if they could slaughter the monsters rampantly, it would be even better . After all, all of Umbra's members were Rank 2, so they had Rank and level suppression on their side .  

However, Eva kept feeling like something was off . This was her bloodline's precognition, which she had almost no control of whatsoever, telling her this . It was probably because she activated the 'game' version of the ability that slightly triggered her 'real' version of it .  

Lo and behold, the timer came to an end . The players all became a mixture of excitement and anxiousness as the blackish energy covering the entire Field Zones began to disperse slowly, revealing what was inside .  

Players raised their weapons and got into formations, some following Umbra's arrangement while the majority did their own thing . Deployed Soldier was currently roaring at the army of players he controlled, giving them rapid-fire orders about how to assemble and react .  

However, the whole place slowly became quiet when players saw what existed beneath the cover of the blackish miasma .  

The one thing they all shared was the fact that they willingly packed themselves as close to each other as possible, leaving no space free as their glowing red eyes gazed at the location of the players as one .  

Their bodies were like a gaseous mass of dark-grey to light-black energy, and wisps leaked off them like they were on fire . This visual scene was so impactful to all onlookers that they froze in silence .  

Both parties just stared at each other silently for a few seconds . Players did not notice that among the many Rank 1 void monsters, there were many Rank 2's in the fray .  

As for Eva, her face became black when she saw the 10 Rank 3 void monsters at the far back who were leisurely relaxing . It was likely them who had organized all the Rank 1 and 2's to behave in such a disciplined manner until the event began .  

Eva took a deep breath and inspected all the different types as well as the Ranks of monsters here one by one .  

「Name: Void Fodder – Private Rank monster (Rank 1) 

Level: 30 

HP: 15,000/15,000」 

「Name: Void Monster – Specialist Rank monster (Rank 1) 

Level: 35 

HP: 150,000/150,000」 

「Name: Void Killer – Sergeant Rank monster (Rank 1) 

Level: 45 

HP: 1,500,000/1,500,000」 

「Name: Void Destroyer – Captain Rank monster (Rank 1) 

Level: 50 

HP: 15,000,000/15,000,000」 

「Name: Void Monster – Specialist Rank monster (Rank 2) 

Level: 69 

HP: 1,500,000/1,500,000」 

「Name: Void Killer – Sergeant Rank monster (Rank 2) 

Level: 75 

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HP: 15,000,000/15,000,000」 

「Name: Void Destroyer – Captain Rank monster (Rank 2) 

Level: 90 

HP: 150,000,000/150,000,000」 

「Name: Void Devourer – Major Rank monster (Rank 2) 

Level: 100 

HP: 1,500,000,000/1,500,000,000」 

「Name: Void Devourer – Major Rank monster (Rank 3) 

Level: 150 

HP: 15,000,000,000/15,000,000,000」 

Eva immediately fell into the pits of despair once she saw this . Void monsters had the maximum health of monsters 1 Rank above them, but this was ridiculous! 

The Rank 3 enemies had fifteen billion HP! This was enough for a low-tier Continental Boss which would require at least 2 Divine guilds, 5 Legendaries, and 100 Epic guilds to even have a chance of success .  

That was assuming that these guilds had players/guild leaders 1 Rank above the enemy to place Rank and level suppression upon it, while every other player was at its Rank .  

Here, only Hikari, Roma, and Zaine were free of level suppression, but that didn't mean they could easily take on these foes . Killing enemies with at most, 6 million HP with ease was far different from those with 15 billion, not to mention that void monsters were one of the strongest and most dreaded types .  

Even worse, they had the corrosion effect! 

This wasn't just bad, this was… this was catastrophic! No wonder Eva felt like she was receiving the worst kind of omens, because this was it! How could this even happen? 

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The tear Draco made in reality with the Eyes of Caelo was not big or wide enough to allow such foes to come through! The Rank 1 void monsters were also too weak to extend the tear further! 

Eva's eyes zoned in on the tear and her expression darkened . Someone had forcibly spread it open, so far open that it was having difficulty closing . No wonder the activation of the event took far longer than Eva expected .  

The tear was now sealing itself - as that was the natural course of action - but the damage had been done . 10 Rank 3, at least 2,000 Rank 2, and more than 500,000 Rank 1 void monsters now existed on the main plane .  

Eva could swear on her two lives that this scenario was far worse than even the Great War, for even Demons feared the void monsters . After ravishing the main plane, they would certainly head over to connected worlds and lay ruin there .  

Demons were just violent beings who liked to pillage and kill, but void monsters were the anti-thesis to all existence . They were worse than an undead army of the same size because at least undead existed .  

Undead were just in a state of neither life nor death . As such, their enmity with life was just that, with the living . Void monsters had beef with everything made of matter, and would corrode it in time until it became anti-matter, but not the 'good' kind .  

So, one could technically say that they were basically off-brand Black Dragons, only having about 0 . 001% of their power in an extremely diluted sense . Though not exactly the same, the end result was .  

Eva knew that this event was no longer just a World Event that could be solved by players easily . After all, there were more than 100 million or so players gathered here in different groups .  

Against a mere five hundred thousand void monsters, they should still be culled eventually, right? Well, this was somewhat true as no matter what resistances the monsters had, a numerical superiority like this was simply unbeatable .  

But heh . Given the effects that Abyssal Energy had on Immortal Spirits, a lot of people were going to be very unhappy . Eva predicted that out of more than a hundred million, about 20,000 would remain to face the three Rank 3 monsters .  

After the short staredown occurred, the void monsters roared as one and charged the players . The players, convinced of their numerical superiority despite this bizarre scene before them, also got into battle formations .  

The first clash was brutal . Hundreds of melee players and tanks who hoped to block the advance of the monsters were immediately sent for respawn, their accounts accumulating 10% corrosion .  

Their weapons did not deal damage as the void monsters all had almost perfect physical damage immunity unless your item was Aether-imbued, and unfortunately, only Umbra, as well as its allies, knew about this trick .  

As such, one could just imagine the outcome of what happened . Swordsmen cutting through the almost intangible bodies of void monsters which felt no different from cutting mist, then being clawed in half by the monsters .  

Players behind them were stunned by the instant slaughter . The HPs of the void monsters that were attacked didn't even change the slightest, meaning that those who died did so in vain .  

This was the terror of void monsters to NPCs . Not as serious to players, but repeated deaths at their hands would yield a corrupted account . You would then become like a Void Fodder, a sort of forceful race change that had no real use to a sensible player .  

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Eva frowned from the back of Luxia . Sublime and co had messaged her, asking whether they should step in early to protect as many lives to become cannon fodder later or watch them die from the side and make a flashy entrance when despair was at its highest .  

They only semi-recognized the difficulty of this world event, but none of them had the time to check the updated quest details due to the attack of the void monsters .  

Eva though, did .  

「System to Local Area Announcement 

A World Event-tier Emergency Quest has been created! The surrounding area has been locked down and for the duration of this event, it will be impossible to leave! One must cull the source of the emergency within the time limit, or only doom awaits!」 

「Abyssal Invasion – Emergency Quest 

Description: Void Monsters of the first three Ranks are present in the Ruined Plains of Deriam, planning to use the feast of Immortal Adventurers to strengthen themselves before they take over the entire world! 

Conditions: There is only one way to complete the quest, kill all Void Monsters by any means necessary! 

Rewards: 5,000% exp, 100,000 gold, and 5 Epic Treasure Chests . 」 

Looking at the reward, Eva's heart sank further . The AI was extremely accurate with its calculations in situations like this . Last time, it had given only 1/5th of these rewards for those who survived to the end, and they only needed to last 1 hour .  

Here, they had to kill everything to pass, and the rewards were earth-shattering to a normal player . There was no way Eva's estimation of 20,000 players would hold, because the AI would never give that many players 100K gold .  

In fact, a clever person who followed the events of Boundless would be able to use the rewards given by the AI in situations like this to gauge the difficulty and the number of people who would survive .  

Such a person would know that in this case, it was likely that apart from maybe the core members of Umbra and a few others, everyone else was scheduled for a painful and despairing death .  

Eva sent a message down to Sublime .  

"Do whatever you feel is necessary . -Eva" 

Not like it would matter anyway . The end of the play had written itself, the actors just needed to go through the motions of the content . Eva understood this very well as someone who got to know the AI very closely, even more than in her past life .  

As such, she just told Hikari and co to do what they wanted . She could see Roma and Zaine itching to kill something while Hikari wanted to heal, buff, and revive .