Level 1 Player (MT Novel) - Chapter 57
Chapter 57 – Water Snake Raid I
Upon hearing the news of the Water Snake’s movement toward China, Korea exhaled quietly. Everyone was ready to face the monster, but frankly, there was more harm than good to be gained from encountering the Water Snake.
I, on the other hand, regretted not being able to fight it, believing that the chance to meet the legendary monster was gone forever.
At this time, the ground suddenly trembled.
– What was that? An earthquake?
While the Players were trying to figure something out in confusion, I heard the sound of a siren.
– The Water Snake is hurtling towards our army at breakneck speed! Fighters, get ready!
All the Players, not excluding me, had mixed feelings when they heard the commander’s shout
– Why is he suddenly heading towards us?
But it’s still good that he’s coming this way.
– So we can catch him?
– I think so.
But after these words from the other Players there was a sound of dissatisfaction.
– You shouldn’t get so excited. The Chinese top Rankers had lost. Now, some of them who failed in the battle have lured the Water Snake and deliberately aimed the creature at us.
– What crazies!
– They decided to hunt it, but after failing again, they decided to flip it to us?
– Isn’t that a crime? I mean, they’re practically throwing a monster into a foreign country!
– It’s an invasion of a foreign country!
– Those bastards!
Everyone is starting to condemn China’s actions.
– Please calm down and prepare for battle.
All the Players, upon hearing the order from Shin Yun Ah, the designated attack leader, began to prepare for battle. Everyone became more serious in an instant.
This raid is not just a hunt. If it didn’t end successfully, hundreds, no, thousands would die.
And all the groups of Water Snake killers gathered here will prove to be South Korea’s last hope. When it was said that the Water Snake had headed for China, all the Players, though they showed pity, sighed quietly to themselves. But now we have to win – not just me, but absolutely everyone thought so.
The Water Snake crossed the Amnokkan River. A new dinner table spread out before him. Without wasting any unnecessary time, the monster immediately applied a wave of fear and terror to the Special Forces squad.
[You are subjected to a fear and terror attack]
[Resistance to Fear and Terror Activated. Paralysis for 10 seconds]
[Resistance to Fear and Terror skill is activated]
[Your body fully resists fear and terror]
No one in the squad was attacked by him. You must have looked in the water when recruiting Special Forces Players with resistance to the effects of fear and terror.
The squad immediately decided to respond. A lot of shells from the side flew at the Water Snake, there was a huge explosion. I started throwing lightning bolts at the monster from a long distance, but it was too huge, so it was easy to dodge. Also, the fog that enveloped the Water Snake’s body was not so easy to penetrate. Not to the top ranchers, not to the Players.
But I was an exception.
I easily pierced through the fog that protected the Water Snake, using both physical strength and magic at the same time. My attack continued quietly. But none of it had the proper effect.
I needed the blood of the creature. I drank the Blue Drake’s blood and grew. The Water Snake has a strong craving for regeneration, too, so this time it might have worked, too. I wanted to help the whole army, including Shin Yun Ah, and give Water Snake blood to everyone. But that’s too unreasonable. Water Snake’s body was as tall as a tall building, and he was famous for his incredible speed. If I got any closer to him now, it would be certain death.
“I must try to absorb the blood that will fall to the ground!”
Normally I always absorbed the blood of my opponent. If the Water Snake’s blood falls to the ground, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used. And it won’t hurt the other Players in any way. No one can use Water Snake’s blood but me, so it would just flow to the ground and go to waste. And if it’s not available to others, there’s no harm in me using it.
“Still, it’s another level.”
I couldn’t keep track of the movements of the other Players. Among them was Shin Yun Ah. She was piercing the Water Snake’s body with her spear, and the monster’s blood was coming out of the wounds.
The strength of the long-range fighters was also impressive. Everyone contributed, thanks to them, the monster’s body was already riddled with wounds. Still, these are the best among the top rangers. I was jealous, wishing I were the same.
“All that’s left to do is work on gaining skills.
Until I accumulate about one billion points, I shouldn’t dream of buying any elixir. All that remains is gaining skills through hunting.
The struggle continued. There were no problems either, though there were wounded, but fortunately there were no fatalities.
The entire body of the Water Snake was already scarred.
“It’s easier than we thought!”
The Chinese top-rankers were defeated twice. The North Koreans were all the more unable to stop the Water Snake and fell as well. But Korea was now fighting back decently. If this continued, there would be no casualties, and the Water Snake could finally be defeated.
The monster let out another furious roar and released its acid breath again. The melee fighters were able to dodge its breath and attack the monster in return. All the Players farther away used their shields. The shield that collided with the acid breath collapsed, but they were not put out one or two at a time. Dozens of top-rankers were now using them, so even if one shield fell, there wasn’t a huge loss behind it. The shields resumed faster than the acid breath was corroding them. As a result, Water Snake’s attacks were not very dangerous.
Victory was already in our pocket.
The Water Snake’s entire body is chopped up, and he has already used his last weapon. It is now obvious that the Players will win. Starting with Shin Yun Ah, the other fighters already wanted to finish off the Water Snake quickly.
At this time, a dark mist emerged from the monster’s body and enveloped it. The eyes of the beast turned red. The serpent roared fearfully again.
This skill was often used by monsters – they used it to lower the defense of their opponents and increase their strength and magical abilities. All of the special forces suddenly felt that the end was near. As suddenly the Water Snake headed toward the fighters and healers who were farther away. The tanks continued to use the skill of provocation, but only an error surfaced, leaving them confused.
Everyone realized that the monster’s ability to resist had increased. Then, the tanks took their shields and blocked its path. If skills weren’t working, you could try cutting him off physically.
But the Water Snake was too strong. Any tanks that tried to block his path were simply blown away.
Now the nearest fighters pointed their weapons at him, but left only small wounds on his body.
That was it.
The monster’s resistance skill went up. The fighters tried to use the skills against the monster coming at them, but no effect followed.
– Look out!
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Hearing the voice, the fighters and healers began to scatter in different directions. The nimble archers were able to escape quickly, but those with less outstanding skills could not withstand the Water Snake’s attack. The mages and healers were brutally murdered on the battlefield.
I became the Water Snake’s target because I kept throwing lightning bolts at him from a distance. I could feel his eyes on me.
I used that skill and immediately tried to escape from the danger zone. But the unexpected happened.
[You came into the Water Snake’s field of vision]
[For about 20 seconds you will be under attack of terror and fear]
[Passive skill of defying attacks is activated]
[Water Snake’s attack is reduced to 1 second]
[Active stealth skill is canceled]
One second of terror and fear is still not so killer, since there was enough distance between us. The problem with the “Stealth” skill being cancelled, the escape route was gone.
The Water Snake, with its mouth open, lunged at me. I struggled to hold on. I had to hold out until the stealth skill kicked in.
Fortunately, I managed to dodge the monster’s teeth and increase the distance between us in a short time. But its body is too huge. With its tail it swept me to the fighters and healers. Such an attack I was no longer able to repel, but I tried my best to defend myself with my sword and shield and if possible to step back. It didn’t do much good, though.
I took off abruptly and fell backward, like a ball hit with a baseball bat.