Abe the Wizard - Chapter 698
Chapter 698 Wolfriders
The orcs finally unleashed the worgens, who were supposed to be the main fighting unit used in most of their wars. As of now, there were about several ten thousand of them that were running towards the miracle wall with their large-sized ladders.
After losing so many on their side, the taurens finally seized control of the fire on the stone platform. More ballistas went towards them. The counter-attack was imminent, and the humans had no choice but to guard against it.
Like the orcs, the humans had replaced plenty of their own soldiers and war machines. They readied themselves to attack the stone platform once more. One after another, they traded arrows, stones, and the lives of their own soldiers with the enemy unit. Both sides were suffering severe casualties.
More taurens were killed. On the way to transporting the catapults, many taurens and catapults were lost before they managed to do anything. Despite that, five catapults were eventually sent to the top of the stone platform. Twenty black-hooded intermediate priests were also escorted to the same area with the protection of their own skeletons.
The orcs weren’t even using stones as ammunition for their catapults. By now, they were loading the catapults with the corpses of their comrades. There were dead bodies everywhere. Five dead taurens could be counted as one shot. Once they were thrown into the miracle wall, the black-hooded priests would all cast “corpse explosion” at once.
It was an attack method lethal enough to kill a dozen knights instantly. However, since the corpses were flying at high speed, it was hard for the black-hooded priests to detonate all the corpses correctly. Not that mattered. It was still quite effective when the defensive barrier was down.
Hector was laughing out loudly, “Hey, Manuel! How about we see who kills more black-hooded skeletons?”
Black-hooded skeleton was a derogatory term that the humans used to describe orc priests. It was meant to make fun of their appearances, which were much corrupted by the death qi they constantly drowned themselves in.
Manuel laughed back, “You serious? Ha! Look at your hands! They’re shaking! You think you can win?”
“Says you with your shaking foot!” Hector said as he unleashed another shot, “Too much talking. I’ll take the lead from here.”
The arrow went through the two defending skeletons. After that, it penetrated the black-hooded priest’s skull and smashed it into pieces.
“You’re not the faster one here!” Manuel said, meanwhile headshotting another black-hooded priest.
In front of the miracle wall, the wolfriders were constantly attacked by the raining arrows. The ones at the front would most likely be killed, but before they dropped their ladders, another would always be another one that caught it.
At the cost of thousands of wolfriders, they finally managed to set up the ladders at the miracle wall. Some of them didn’t even bother to get down their mount wolves. They just jumped from the mount wolves’ back and started climbing the ladder. Scarily enough, some of the mount wolves could even climb the ladders. What was impossible for horses was like child’s play to them.
This was when the humans dropped their gold juice. Now, the gold juice might be a very deadly concoction, but it didn’t have the ability to kill immediately. The wolfriders had tough bodies. Even if the gold juice made them fall from a height of 50 something meters, it wasn’t going to kill them instantly.
Yes, not instantly. After they fell to the ground, right on top of the mountain of corpses down below, that’s where the gold juice started to take effect. It wasn’t just the wolfriders, but all of the mount wolves also got their entire bodies poured over.
As the ones below howled in agony to their slow but certain death, more gold juice came from the top. The gold juice was already heated in advance. The humans had years to prepare the necessary ingredients. After spending the last couple of days moving them to the Miracle City, there was now enough supplies for thousands and thousands of enemies.
The wolfriders, unlike the pecker orcs, knew what fear was like. They had already sent tens of squads to climb the ladders, but none managed to climb to the very top. Their only chance was to rely on wolfrider captains, but Groat’s idea was not to send any of his elites to the front. He was only sending recruits, and that selfish move made the recruits want to abandon their mission.
When the tens of thousands of wolfriders tried to flee, the orc priests executed them with countless “corpse explosion” spells. Yes, these spells weren’t directed towards the humans, but to the traitors who thought their own lives were more important than their obligations. To priests, there wasn’t even a need to think about showing these recruits any mercy.
General Gerald watched in anger as he realized that there wasn’t even one head wolfrider captain in the scene. The worgens had brought shame to the Orc Empire. It was not just that, though. The Orc Empire had already sacrificed so much to set up this wave of attack, but Groat’s selfishness wasted the sacrifices.
“Groat!” General Gerald growled as his lion mane stood on its own, “Is this how you’ll be the first orc to step on the miracle wall? You’ve disgraced us!”
Groat lowered his head, “The worgens will make up for this shame, General. You have my word. I’ll request another attack.”
But, no, none of the head wolfrider captains wanted to heed to Groat’s call. It’s straightforward, actually. Groat just asked countless new recruits to kill themselves. The elites were smart enough to know this. The veterans knew the consequences of fighting the strongest defender in all of the Holy Continent.
General Gerald said coldly, “There are two minutes before that defensive barrier goes up. If you don’t show us more generosity, Groat, I’ll make sure that the miracle wall is filled with the corpses of your own kind. Do you understand?”
Soon, the second wave of wolfriders charged towards the front. They used the same type of ladders. They had the exact same formation as before. Something was different, though. The overall quality of the soldiers was much better than before.
In this unit of twenty thousand wolfriders, there was a ridiculously high concentration of them in the head wolfrider captain rank. About a hundred, to be specific. To prevent the arrows from shooting through them, they formed combat qi armors that were grey.
The humans didn’t expect the worgens to commit this much. When they finally took notice, the head wolfrider captains were already down at the miracle wall. The ladders were starting to be set up again.
A red-cloaked wizard advised Wizard Calder, “Sir, should the wizards come help? There’s too much pressure going at us.”
Wizard Calder shook his head, “It’s too early. The worgens aren’t the strongest race in the Orc Empire. We must wait till the orcs launch their main attack.”
“Use the heavy fire oil instead!”
While riding on their mount wolves, the head wolfrider captains were already about eighty meters on the ladder. It was about less than ten steps for the mount wolves. When they were starting to howl in joy, they saw that a pile of dark fire oil was being dropped on them.
It came from a line of small holes that were on the miracle wall. Combined with the fire arrows, it was enough to create a massive swarm of flame that was meant to swallow them whole.
The head wolfrider captains wanted to push through. However, the heavy fire oil was meant to stick to everything it came into contact with. Once it’s stuck on something, it’d be tough to extinguish the flame that was lit. The combat qi armor would fend against it, but only for a very short amount of time.
The head wolfrider captains tried to be as fast as they could. They wanted to make it to the top before their combat qi armor disappeared. Some of them did manage to do so, but as soon as they’d lost their protection, the knights had already pointed the arrows towards their flesh. They didn’t even have the chance to block their vital spots with their arms.
With all being lost, these elitists thought about bringing as many human knights down with them as they faced death. However, what awaited them were guardian knights that had dedicated the majority of their lives for this very moment. Soon, the arrows went through their bodies, and hundreds of “combat qi smoke” started to rise at exactly where they were.