Earth’s Best Gamer - Chapter 360
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“No, General. Our brothers have suffered too many casualties and cannot resist them anymore.”
“His Majesty is already dead. The four marshals have been killed and captured too. Let’s retreat!”
The sun was already setting in the sky.
On the battleground, Fang La’s troops were already collapsing.
It was because above the forest of pine trees on one side of the battleground, not just the picture of Fang La’s execution was played, but the picture of Bao Daoyi who was dead with a sword in his chest under a pine tree was shown too.
After that, a live stream of the battle was activated.
For example, Situ Fang, one of the four marshals, was smashed down into the ground by a tough general who emanated fire and smoke and looked like a devil. Both his body and his armor were melted into fluids.
Li Tianrun, another one of the four marshals, was blown up into a hundred pieces by the colorful stones that a general who carried a bag threw out in several seconds.
Nine of the Twelve Gods of Jiangnan attacked a silver-armored young general at the same time, yet the man turned the environment into an icy battlefield with his roaring spear and killed nine of them, and only the last of them was able to escape with unusual techniques. Their troop also collapsed!
Even the previous battle on the sea was also projected to the sky by the enemy with uncanny techniques.
Lord Wang, the Minister of War, was knocked into the sea from his magnificent horse by a “silver dragon” that came from the other side of the sea. Then, he was captured alive together with the National Advisor and the Commander of the South.
Three of the remaining Four Dragons of Zhejiang were miserably killed by an enemy who held a saber where golden flames flowed. Then, their bodies were cut apart by the creepy ghosts under the command of someone who grabbed a harpoon and looked 60% similar to the first guy.
Those enemies were all too strong.
They weren’t just some “bandits from Shandong” as they were described at all!
“Retreat? To where?”
The man who was called “general” had a wound that almost cut his upper half body off. The blood that gushed out dyed his dragon-shaped belt red.
The man’s name was Liu Yun. He was the General of Flying Dragon, one of the Eight Generals that were only second to the Four Marshals. In the battle earlier, he fought the Ruan brothers together with the General of Flying Water who ranked eighth.
As it turned out, the General of Flying Water, who could control water to attack, was miserably killed by Ruan Xiaoqi, whose invisible harpoon could split water. Liu Yun was also heavily wounded by Ruan Xiaoer and couldn’t have returned alive without his bodyguards!
A young man, who was dressed as a soldier of the navy force and who had lost half of his ear to the Twin Dragon Island’s bullets, pointed in a direction and said, “Let’s retreat to the seaside. I know a secret cave whose entrance is hidden under the surface of the sea. It’s large enough to accommodate a thousand men!”
The General of Flying Dragon was intrigued and asked further, “A cave that’s hidden by the sea? Why didn’t I know anything about it?”
“Well… General, the navy force reported the cave to His Majesty after we found it. His Majesty asked us to keep it a secret and hide the food, weapons, and treasures that we gathered on the Land of Inheritance in it as a last resort!”
The young soldier spoke to the General of Flying Dragon in a low voice after a moment of hesitation.
“Are you serious?”
The General of Flying Dragon’s eyes glittered.
He was actually already convinced by this “young soldier of the navy”.
Although the navy force of the south was almost destroyed, several warships and about two hundred people were able to make it back. Then, Fang La sent them to the infantry.
As a Quasi Commander, it was obviously quite reasonable that the man was aware of the “secret cave”.
“General, now that His Majesty and Advisor Bao are dead, and the Four Marshals and the Minister of War are either killed or captured, the survivors of the south are all at your command!”
What the soldier said in a low volume further tempted the General of Flying Dragon.
At this moment, he had the highest rank among the survivors of the south.
If he were to really hide and gather the surviving soldiers with the resources in the hidden cave as the soldier suggested, he might really have a chance, because the enemy was still under the attack of another three parties.
“We’re almost there! The hidden cave lies right up ahead!”
Several minutes later, the General of Flying Dragon, leading about two hundred surviving soldiers, entered a jungle near the shoreline under the direction of the young soldier.
“Huh, what is glowing up ahead?”
Everybody was attracted to the red light in the direction that the young man pointed out.
It turned out to be a weird tree that was about three meters tall. Its trunk and branches seemed to be made of red jade.
“Isn’t this… a ‘tree of treasures’?”
Some of the survivors of the south were rather excited.
Ever since they entered the Land of Inheritance seven days earlier, they had run into a lot of unusual things.
For example, some of their armors suddenly turned gold, and some had weapons so sharp that they could easily cut apart a rock that was three feet thick.
Someone picked a glowing fruit from a forest and was rejuvenated after they ate it!
In this very jungle, someone picked a piece of golden ginseng that was almost in the shape of a human. They were baptized with advanced Holy Fire after they dedicated it to their emperor.
Therefore, after spotting the precious tree that obviously looked unusual, the soldiers of the south raced each other to it greedily without considering that they were running for life.
“I saw it first!”
After they reached the tree, they all reached for the red jade branches that were definitely more valuable than gold. Some of them even drew out their weapons, hoping to chop the tree off.
However, what happened next turned the greed in the eyes of those soldiers into horror.
Pew! Pew! Pew!
From the soil in the jungle that was covered in fallen leaves, a great number of vines dashed out like sharp arrows and pierced the throat of several soldiers who were attacking with their weapons.
“There’s a monster underneath us!”
Some soldiers, horrified, hurriedly moved back, only to discover that their feet had already been tied up by the vines that emerged from the mud.
The vines could automatically change their colors according to the environment. Also, everybody was too attracted to the precious tree. So, nobody noticed them earlier.
Some of the soldiers waved their sabers, attempting to cut off the vines that tied themselves up.
However, they were already screaming the moment they raised their weapons.
It was because a lot of tentacles extended from the vines and stabbed into their veins. Then, the vines turned red at a visible speed and became almost like red jade.
It explained why the tree had glamorous and splendid red branches and leaves.
“Not good! It’s the blood-sucking Tree Demon that the navy ran into on the sea!”
The General of Flying Dragon changed his expression significantly.
Because the navy force was almost wiped out, the information on the bloody tree didn’t spread out in the infantry at all. The leaders, including him, only heard about it from the survivors.
However, he had never seen it with his own eyes before, so he failed to recognize it sooner.
More importantly, nobody could have foreseen that a tree that was planted on the Mirage Dragon Warship could land on the island and fight like the other battle participants of the Twin Dragon Island.
Pew! Pew! Pew!
The moment the General of Flying Dragon recognized the bloody tree, he was already attacked by the bloody tree. A dozen vines were interwoven into a huge net and simply covered him!