I Become a Rogue Lord in a World Where Only I Level Up C25: Talents Only I Can Recognize. Hidden gems (8)
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“All right, listen up! Advance across the river! The target is the enemy supply base!”
The commander’s loud voice was heard. Randall’s brother, Hirina, gave the order as he chased after the fleeing Erhin. After a long chase, a river finally appeared in front of Hirina’s cavalry. A wide river with relatively low water level.
The army of 5,320 men began to cross the river in four lines. Hirina and his lieutenants went first, and the soldiers behind them followed.
Suddenly, they heard something that sounded like a vibration.
“What’s that sound?”
Hirina tilted his head and looked up in the direction of the sound. However, there was no sign of anything unusual.
The target was the supply base. He was about to say that there was no need to be distracted by anything else when the lieutenant’s expression darkened; water was rushing in from upstream.
There are about 500 cavalrymen who have crossed the river. And there are 1,000 cavalrymen in the middle of crossing it. There were about 3,000 infantrymen behind them who had yet to cross.
The rushing water swallowed the main force of cavalry. As the water level rapidly increased from ankle to chest, enemy soldiers and horses began to be swept away by the water. The whinnying of the horses echoed in all directions, along with the screams of humans.
“What the hell is going on?”
The soldiers abandoned their horses and tried to swim. However, they were not strong enough to face the water that flew vigorously from upstream.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa!”
Hirina couldn’t help but be astonished. Not only was the cavalry swallowed up by the muddy waters, but enemy soldiers were pouring in from both sides.
Hirina drew his sword as he spat that out. With a single water attack, a large number of horses and soldiers disappeared. No, practically speaking, there were more left than gone, but the fact that the troops were split up for a moment in the chaos was very significant.
Givens led the hundred-man squad in the assault. The soldiers who had been trained by Yusen, who had a long military career, were the best-trained soldiers compared to the other centurion troops, so they had no problem with the assault.
The problem was the other centurions. The troops of the other centurions were trembling as they attacked, Jido also looked troubled. The only ones who could fight properly were Givens, the 100 soldiers, and Erhin. Even with the enemy in chaos, the supply troops’ infantry was losing momentum to Hirina’s cavalry.
When Erhin saw the situation, he shook his head in disgust.
How can I lead troops like these and defend the fortress? At this rate, even if the mission succeeds, we will be defeated. Erhin felt the need to completely kill the enemy’s spirit and boost the confidence of his army.
There was only one way to do that! Erhin rode his horse to Hirina, his martial force was 80, he was strong in his own right. However, when Erhin, equipped with his perks, confronted Hirina…
Hirina was unable to fight back at all, and his head was cut, Daitouren shined through!
“Don’t be afraid to fight! The enemy is confused, their commander is dead. Jido, pull yourself together!”
“Yes, sir! Commander!”
Erhin used his skill for an even more dramatic effect. In order to show off his dignity, he activated [Sweep] towards the swarming enemies.
When he used the skill, every enemy soldier in range died in a white light. Everyone who witnessed the intense mana skill froze in surprise. The same was true for the soldiers in his army. They were shocked by Erhin’s unconventional strength.
“Commander! Did you just use mana?”
“Don’t bother with that. Concentrate on repelling the enemy!”
As Erhin answered Givens’ question his soldiers who gained momentum put aside their fears and swung their swords, the centurions did the same.
The situation had changed completely, and the troops that had crossed the river had been completely cleared out. All that remained were the troops behind them!
As Erhin took the lead, the soldiers, fascinated by the strength of mana, began to cross the drained river, screaming and shouting as if they were using the power themselves.
Morale is high and the enemies lost their commander. The only thing left are the soldiers in the rear. Victory was at hand, this was also the first victory achieved by the Royal Army of Lunan.
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