The Great Thief - Chapter 1534
The Great Thief Chapter 1534 – Staying Behind
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
“Where we are, there are people coming up.”
It was March Rain’s voice.
Lu Li immediately understood the situation. Sorrowless’ people really were bumbling in to enter the Stronghold; it’s just that they didn’t come to attack the crystal. Or perhaps they originally were going to attack the crystal, but in the process of doing so, they realised that Lu Li had set a trap for them, so they went back to the wall.
Ruling Sword only left 30 people at the wall.
If they sent 20 or 30 people up there, they would have more, but that would mean…
Would it be that they had to stop defending the Stronghold Crystal?
Lu Li made a snap decision.
“March, you command everyone in defending the wall. You don’t need to save the chariots, but you can’t let them take the wall!”
March Rain didn’t say anything, but Lu Li could hear her commanding the people left on the wall to defend. She used the chariots as a protective screen to block Glory Capital’s players.
This girl who when she first entered the game was so frightened by a wolf that she cried, was now bearing the burden of commanding a Stronghold battle.
Glory Capital didn’t actually have all that many people – only 40 or 50. The rest of the people were down there controlling the chariots.
They needed to destroy the wall before they could claim the final victory. Otherwise, even if they could seize the wall, it wouldn’t be all that useful. After all, Lu Li could just come over and chase them away.
The respawn point for Glory Capital was under the city, while Ruling Sword’s respawn point was on the wall.
Lu Li didn’t take anyone from the Stronghold crystal group to go back; that would be too slow. He actually had a quicker method, which required Sesame Rice Ball to cooperate with him.
Warlocks had many weird and wonderful skills, and one of them was called Hellfire.
Hellfire did continual damage within a certain area. Every second, you, as well as ten or so people around you, would suffer damage. When it was at its full level, it would do close to 200 base damage, and skill damage bonuses could further increase its damage. If this skill killed the caster, then the caster’s equipment wouldn’t lose any durability. Therefore, if a team was going through a dire situation, they would often use this skill and save on the repair fee.
Sesame Rice Ball first converted his health to mana, then used Hellfire.
He managed to quickly kill himself and after he died, he chose to resurrect at the respawn point at the wall. As soon as he resurrected there, he immediately opened a Summoning Portal. People had already begun to die at the top of the wall, and these people who died resurrected right beside Sesame Rice Ball.
Using the Summoning Portal, they directly summoned the people from the Stronghold crystal over.
The respawn point at the wall wasn’t far from where the battle was, so everyone was able to quickly join in.
Currently, Glory Capital held the advantage. They quickly ruined Ruling Sword’s chariots, but people taking damage and dying actually had its own advantages. Along with Ruling Sword gaining more and more people in the battle, Glory Capital’s grasp over the situation wasn’t as firm anymore.
“Ok then, jump down!” Sorrowless yelled, giving the order to pull out.
The remaining Glory Capital players jumped down and left.
“Coming when you want, leaving when you want – what a nice thing it is, leaving behind Sorrowless!”
Lu Li had fiercely attached himself to Sorrowless’ back. He had led a sneak attack against him and used a variety of skills on his opponent as if they didn’t cost a thing. He was focusing on Sorrowless the whole time; he was waiting for this very moment. Because they lost the advantage of the chariots and then went to lose further, Lu Li got his morale back.
However, Sorrowless didn’t actually lack skills to rid himself of the crowd control. He casually dispelled the stun, then after that, used a Frost Nova to freeze Lu Li in his steps.
Thieves were the kings of crowd control, on the same level as a Mage.
A figure crashed onto Sorrowless’ body; it was a Warrior who had cast Charge.
After a Mage cast an Unleash skill they were momentarily paralysed. In a normal battle, this could almost be ignored, but in front of someone like Moonlight, this split second of paralysis was enough for him to crowd-control his opponent.
Sorrowless wasn’t worried; he still had a skill to get rid of the crowd control. Furthermore, his Blink had already gone off cooldown.
In a moment, he could get rid of the crowd control and immediately use a Blink. He could then leap down from the wall and return to his own camp.
However, something that stupefied everyone around them happened in an instant.
With a Charge, Moonlight crashed into Sorrowless’ body. Everyone hoped that Sorrowless would be struck down right where he was, but this didn’t happen. Rather, the crash sent Sorrowless flying.
The place that Moonlight chose to charge to was just right. With this one charge, he sent Sorrowless straight out the wall.
However, he wasn’t knocked out of the Stronghold – rather, he fell within.
Along with Sorrowless jumping down, there was Moonlight. While rushing towards Sorrowless, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lu Li, you don’t need to come. Leave it to me and it’ll be fine.”
“Ok,” Lu Li said, casually blocking a Glory Capital player who wanted to jump over the wall. He was fine to let Moonlight take care of Sorrowless; he believed that Moonlight was capable of defeating him. At the very least, he wouldn’t allow Sorrowless to run away. Even if you gave him a pair of wings, he wouldn’t be able to escape.
The player that Lu Li had blocked could have escaped, but when he saw what had happened, he wanted to stay back to protect his boss. Now that he was in Lu Li’s hands, it would be difficult to leave even if he wanted to.
This player was dealt with quickly.
However, dealing with Sorrowless inside the Stronghold was a slower process. After all, he was a well-matched opponent.
Lu Li couldn’t help admiring Sorrowless either. Any other player who had just been thrust into enemy territory probably wouldn’t have been able to calm themselves down for the battle.
Against an opponent like Moonlight, you only needed to be a little flustered and he would be able to grab hold of this weakness.
The last wave of battle looked pretty evenly-matched, but actually, Ruling Sword suffered quite a few losses. After all, all their chariots had been destroyed. If there weren’t chariots defending on the wall, then Glory Capital’s chariots could inch a bit closer, and the closer the chariots got, the more damage they did.
However, in terms of members, Ruling Sword didn’t lose too much.
Sesame Rice Ball returned quickly and Glory Capital didn’t retreat in time. Even Sorrowless remained.
Moonlight finally won against Sorrowless – after all, his HP wasn’t full to begin with. He had only just gone through a battle then, so quite a few of his skills were also still cooling down.
Sorrowless left behind a Mage’s T2 set equipment, which was not a bad reward.
The following battle was relatively intense. Glory Capital’s chariots moved ahead, and their ability to attack around the wall increased. At the same time, they could fire at people on the wall.
Not only did Ruling Sword come under attack on the wall, but they also had to split their forces in two. Some had to go over to defend the Stronghold Crystal.
Time passed by and Glory Capital once again infiltrated the Stronghold. It looked like they wanted to launch a sudden attack on the Stronghold crystal.
Only after Lu Li sent people over to help with the Stronghold Crystal did he realise that it was a diversion. The real target was the wall. By the time they had gone back to help defend the wall, Glory Capital’s members had initiated a battle at the Stronghold Crystal.
It was a good thing that Sesame Rice Ball had come back to life. This way, Ruling Sword’s members were still able to support the battle in time.
By the time the battle ended, Ruling Sword still held onto the Stronghold. At the end of the day, if they couldn’t destroy the wall, then everything was in vain.