Regressor Instruction Manual - chapter 172
I have to save up my karate power in case of a formidable enemy later on.’
What was more unrealistic than that was the presence of monsters constantly running towards the wall.
In the meantime, seeing that Jung Hayan’s and Hwang Jeong-yeon’s karate had mixed into the fight, it seemed to me that now was the time to take a little more action.
This was different from what I had expected; I thought they would collapse in an instant. The power of Little Rock was stronger than I thought. Naturally, I was happy as a commander for their hard work.
Song Jungwook of Little Rock had also started to feel impatient. I could see him staring at me with a pathetic expression, but what she saw when she turned her head was the support team already retreating.
Having the First City Wall precariously preserved was an impressive feat in itself.
“Yes, sir. The reserve squad should head straight to the First City Wall!”
‘Where are they coming from?’
If I could, I would leave them to die right now, but there was no way I can do that.
An explosive sound was heard, and debris spread to the ground in all directions. The small monsters quickly got caught in the fire.
“Lee Kiyoung! You motherfucker! Li Kiyoung! Li Kiyoooouung!”
Arrows were embedded in the whole body of medium-sized monsters, and thus, they fell. Arrows with magical power on each one of them were steadily blowing the heads of the small monsters.
It was burdensome to have hundreds or thousands of lives in my hands, but it was more efficient to think of human lives as mere numbers on the battlefield.
I did not look at her. Instead, my gaze rested on Song Jungwook.
“The sacrifice of Little Rock must not be in vain!”
The only thing we could do here was to use our arrows and karate efficiently. I thought about at least getting the experience by chanting spells, but I gave up on this thought immediately.
The rest of the screaming mob got pierced by the spears.
‘It’s barely noticeable.’
Though it didn’t show off very much, it proved to be quite effective in clearing up the monsters’ forefront with a minimum attack.
I never imagined that I would see this kind of scene with my own eyes. I had only ever seen such in war movies and cartoons.
“Shoot your arrows! Shit! Arrows!”
“Nothing… I just think you would be a competent commander.”
“It was easy.”
Considering the guild members that they cultivated and the locations in Castle Rock they had made so far, there was no way they could make such a choice. I used the hometown reason for that speech, but in truth, this was a more precious place than their real hometown.
“It is made to force sacrifices on the pre-war defense itself. The man who built the wall originally designed this wall under the premise that humans in the first wall could not survive… Well… That’s why the rest of the bases surround the First Wall. For example, the background of Castle Rock, which has never collapsed until now, was based on the sacrifices of numerous people.”
There was a momentary yet loud roar.
If that wasn’t a sacrifice, what would be a sacrifice?
“They’re attacking the First City Wall first.”
As the support to the First Wall was cut off due to new monsters’ appearance, our proud Little Rock had settled for fighting hand-to-hand with the monsters coming in.
“Push them away with magic!”
The monsters that ran towards us got knocked down, and the others tripped over the already fallen bodies. When I raised my hand, the wizards who specialized in handling the earth’s properties cast their spells, and spears made of soil and rocks started to pop out from the ground.
It would only be natural for them to feel this way. If the monsters broke through, they would die.
At this, the monsters decided to use their fallen comrades as some makeshift staircase.
It was at this moment that rare-grade and higher-grade monsters appeared from the back.
‘Whoa… They’re desperate.’
Tears fell down my cheeks as I spoke this.
They were guarding their hometown, but they would not be able to protect themselves.
Looking at Song Jungwook, who was doing her best to protect the guild members from afar, was enough to strengthen my resolve.
The damage would definitely occur to the other city wall, but now it was efficient to give a little margin to the first wall side. I could see that the wizards included in the reserve troops were running quickly.
We were still in the early stages of the wave, so it was only right for them to keep holding on.
Archers were shooting arrows constantly, as their wizards were already in danger of exhaustion.
Some priests did not miss the tension, and the warriors were trying their best to drop the monsters that have started climbing up.
“Block them out!”
It was, indeed. I could easily find evidence of the crimes they had committed. Even if she were to survive, Song Jungwook would end up dying in one way or another.
“Help me! Help…!”
It would have been difficult even for me to throw everything away and run alone.
“Yes, honey. This is a good start. It is impressive that you put the brakes with earth magic. There are not many flying monsters in Castle Rock, so if you keep blocking and defending the entrance, it’ll be easier in the long run.”
This stupid guy.
‘There are so many of them…’
“Support the First City Wall.”
The monsters may each have their own purpose and size, but the ones with only one purpose of crossing the walls certainly felt terrifying.
I could take this to mean that she had not given up on the First City Wall.
“I’m just saying this, but you’d better save your karate power. Opportunities like this are rare.”
With the sudden help from the reserve forces, I could see him looking this way, even from a distance. In an instant, hope came into her tired face.
“Yes, Guild Master!”
While slowly draining the remaining troops, I continued to support the First City Wall only from a distance. Screaming had already enveloped some of the areas.
As soon as I started to focus support towards the First City Wall, the monsters’ movements that were constantly climbing up began to take a break.
They might want to run away at this point. However, it seemed that they couldn’t do so because of the Red Mercenaries on the ground.
It was clear that even the monsters residing within the deepest forest also popped out. As the forest was so large, their numbers would also, no doubt.
I could see the reality here; the guys who had more power were taking more than those who didn’t. Unlike those under orders, setting raregrade and common-grade monsters, who didn’t want to die, on fire, those who could be classified as commanders were saving their karate power and stamina for later.
What was needed in this situation, which may be a prolonged war, was how to use adequate physical distribution and reserve forces.
“Fight them back!”
I didn’t go hunting a lot, but the ones I saw for the first time definitely stood out. These were medium-sized monsters, which were about five times larger than humans, to small monsters that were continuously being stepped on by the bigger ones.
Among them was Song Jungwook of Little Rock.
“I don’t like it, Hee-ra. I think it would be better to use it as much as possible to make the most of it.”
“Anyway, the First City Wall will inevitably get pierced after some time. According to Castle Rock’s pre-war defense records, there has never been a First City Wall that hasn’t been pierced during the pre-war defense that lasted for hundreds of years. Of course, the wall has never been completely pierced, but it has always sustained serious damage.”
“You studied hard.”
“It’s a simple fact you can learn just by reading the record. I don’t know what Castle Rock’s wall architects thought when building this wall, but they seemed a little bit crazy.
“That’s good news.”
“You are saying that this time, the scapegoat is Little Rock?”
“Of course. Perhaps they can withstand the offense a little more. I just need to use them through, and after I have extracted all the karate power, I can throw them out. It would be unfair for them to die with the remaining magical power, and it would be a loss to this side as well.”
“You look so trashy…”
“I thought this was the reason you salad I was going to be a competent commander.”
“That’s right… Still, you’re really fucking crap.”
“These are criminals who would have had to die anyway. I gave them a chance to die like this, so they have to thank me. Isn’t it what one would call a socalled honorable death?”
“Don’t let them come up!”
There was also a possibility of him suffering severe torture, so it would be best to die surrounded by monsters. her death would work in my favor.
“The reinforcements are here! Hold on a little longer, everyone!”
“Don’t let them come up! Never! What are the warriors doing?!”
‘They’re holding on better than I thought.’
As they stood there, karate and arrows began to fall upon them.
Of course, these were still only rare-grade monsters, yet it was not an exaggeration to say that just by holding on was enough for their role.
If they blocked higher-grade monsters once, Little Rock would be doing more than their value, so I thought it wouldn’t be bad to support them a little more. When the arrows intensively fell on the monsters under the first wall, they screamed out and gave room once more.
Hope once again was shown on Song Jungwook’s face, and she was sending a look of complete trust to me.
It seemed as if she thought Little Rock was placed on the first wall to make it active.
During a pre-war defense, the monsters that entered in the first wave began to bump into the city walls. Their vigor alone seemed to create some damage, but the massive walls that had protected Castle Rock for hundreds of years could not possibly fall.
‘The full-scale battle begins now.’
However, the number of monsters in the crowd was more than I had first imagined. It was ridiculous to see that they all protruded from the forest side.
The primary goal was to reduce stamina by urgently integrating the reserve troops.
“Yes, they are.”
‘It won’t make sense to support that.’
A distinct four-legged monster jumped out towards the wall at once, climbing up with ease, karate intensively poured out towards it.
From Trust to Betrayal (4)
“Do you like giving people hope?”
The thought of throwing them away had now crossed my mind.
“Lee Kiyoung, you motherfucker! Re-Retreat! Troops, head back…”
However, they couldn’t. It was impossible to turn their back against the monsters that had already flocked in. Song Jungwook only continued to scream.
I didn’t know what she was imagining, but it was impressive that she was still doing her best as if she hadn’t gotten abandoned.
Eventually, a large number of monsters penetrated the First City Wall, and her voice got blocked out.
To efficiently take care of this large event prepared by the returner, it would be good to leave the common-grade monsters or rare-grade monsters to the unimportant people.
The Little Rock Guild maintaining the front line was showing quite an impressive performance.
I opened my mouth as I memorized the numbers.
When I went to speak once more, the secondary bombardment hit the ground from the wall. Once again, the same thing happened.
I didn’t answer because Cha Hee-ra seemed to understand my thoughts.
“Ah uh uh uh uh!”