Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 255: Attack at Night (2)
According to the casualties from a few days ago, the orcs lost about half of their soldiers, but even so, there were still over a thousand combat-ready orcs at the camp. However, war was not fought with just numbers. The new students felt like they had hit a really good stride after their battles. In comparison, the orcs did not even have the will to attack. They would definitely fall apart when met with a sudden a.s.sault.
It was actually quite surprising that the orcs did not attack them. With their lack of defenses, their night a.s.sault started out very promisingly. Even the two orc patrols were very quickly eliminated by them.
Xiao Lin felt like, in an outright battle such as that, personal skill would greatly influence the outcome. Even though most of the students were not as strong as the orcs, their excellent acting monitors and instructors were more than enough to tip the scales in their favor, and among them, Chen Dao had a very important role to play.
Spell-casters were an existence equal to military tanks on Planet Norma. Mages had very obvious weaknesses, such as long casting times and potentially having inexperience, causing their spells to fail. To top it off, it was mentally taxing and they usually had weaker const.i.tution, leading to a lot of limitations for the cla.s.s. However, Chen Dao’s talent greatly made up for those deficiencies.
Chen Dao currently only had one spell that he had truly mastered, which was the Black Iron-ranked Flame Ball. It seemed very bland, but mastering a Black Iron-rank spell to its peak in just less than a month was something only Chen Dao and Gu Xiaoyue had done among the first-year students.
Of course, Gu Xiaoyue was currently a support caster, so she was no less important than Chen Dao, but based on kill counts, Chen Dao was far ahead of Gu Xiaoyue.
More and more orcs were charging out of the camps. A lot of them were woken up from slumber, not even having a chance to put on their armor as they ran out with their naked and muscular bodies. The orcs were very strong, possessing arms as thick as tree trunks and explosive muscles. It was practically impossible for humans to ever be as muscular as them.
Chen Dao’s Flame b.a.l.l.s burned through the chaos, drawing many screams of pain as the flames burned through the orcs’ flesh.
He was using a red double-handed wand. Xiao Lin had heard him bragging about it more than once. The wand was made using special materials that made it easier to gather flame elemental energies. He had used two whole months of his savings to buy it, but the results were worth it.
The Flame b.a.l.l.s also quickly set the tents that were made from dried animal skins aflame. Xiao Lin also used his Flame Bullets to help set the camp ablaze. Even though his destructive power did not lose to Chen Dao if he had his Miracle active, he did not want to use up the skill just like that.
The flames shot through the sky as the other casters started to follow their lead. The night a.s.sault’s main goal was to chase away the orcs, and killing them off was a secondary mission. As such, the students started to pick up the torches on the floor, and even the casters who had wind-based spells started to help fan the flames.
The orc camp immediately fell into chaos as the orcs panicked, attempting to put out the flames while still defending themselves against the human attack. Even in the heat of battle, it was obvious that the orcs would be greatly advantaged if not for the acting cla.s.s monitors and instructors, but based on the situation, it was obvious that their night time a.s.sault was very successful.
“It’s not enough!” Xiao Lin muttered to himself. He had not used his full power since the start. He did not dare fight an orc face-to-face without his Miracle skill, so he persistently disrupted them with his Flame Bullets. If any orcs rushed toward him, he would use his Phantom Steps to dash away, finding a new spot to cast his spells.
A few of those who were focused on his performance were rather disappointed. It was a far cry compared to his fearsome performance a few days ago. Han Manman, who never liked Xiao Lin, started to mock him when she saw that.
Han Manman was also a mage. Even though she had a talent, she was still far away from Gu Xiaoyue and Chen Dao. At best, Han Manman was just a little better than ordinary students.
Xiao Lin did not feel like bothering with Han Manman. His eyes scoured for something in the chaos of the battlefield. In order to completely rout the orcs, their best option was definitely to kill the commander.
They needed to cut the hydra off at the head. In their first a.s.sault on the fortress, Xiao Lin had learned from Qin Chuan that the orc commander’s death had greatly weakened the other orcs’ morale, which made him realize that Planet Norma followed a chain of command just like Earth did.
He had experienced how stubborn the orcs could be, so if they did not get rid of the commander, their opponents would still be a threat to the fortress as long as they had enough troops remaining.
Xiao Lin noticed that the orcs were beginning to calm down in the chaos, and in the dancing flames, he could vaguely make out an orc shouting at the back, as if it was giving out orders.
Xiao Lin hesitated because that orc was obviously different from the others. It did not look like it was stronger, but rather a lot weaker than the other orcs, which contrasted with his understanding of them. The orcs worshipped strength, and their ranks were determined by individual strength and results. To Xiao Lin and the others, the simplest way to tell them apart was to a.s.sume that the stronger the orcs were, the higher their rank.
Every moment mattered in battle, and any hesitation could be costly. Xiao Lin had only stopped for a moment before he made the decision and rushed forward. No matter how he was planning on defeating the orcs, it had to be a lot simpler since the opponent appeared to be weak.
The orc did not wear any armor, but was instead in white-colored robes. He could see clearer as he closed the distance; the orc looked to be quite old. Even orcs could not escape the grasp of age. His face was filled with wrinkles, but his expression was still spirited.
Noticing Xiao Lin’s intentions, the orcs started to head toward him. Chen Dao seemed to have noticed what Xiao Lin was trying to do and sent a few Flame b.a.l.l.s over, clearing the path for Xiao Lin.
Xiao Lin started to activate Miracle, using his Phantom Steps to speed past the orcs. The heavy axes of the orcs could only hit his afterimages.
Those orcs seemed to tense up, proving that the weak orc’s status was quite high. When Xiao Lin was less than a hundred meters away, the old orc suddenly extended his finger, sending a streak of electricity right at Xiao Lin.