Chapter 568: Ferocious Battle 3
The Spatial Collapse locked Kilraden down, but just as Junhyuk was about to use his Dimensional Slash, a purple cage fell over him. The prison nullified his powers, and because of that, he couldn’t use the Dimensional Slash.
Still, he was the only ally imprisoned. The enemy heroes were running toward him, but their stunning powers wouldn’t work through the cage.
Junhyuk would move as fast as he could once the prison disappeared. He was waiting for just the right moment. However, Kraken’s tentacles burst through the ground underneath the cage, which was open, and stunned him. It was Kraken’s ultimate, and stunned, Junhyuk could die.
The allies were rushing toward him as well. Elise’s nullification field could undo all powers.
Kilraden teleported inside the cage and stabbed him. When the cage disappeared, Adolphe slashed at him with his saw-bladed sword. Junhyuk was taking one hit after the other.
Once the allies made it to him, Junhyuk would counterattack. But, Kilraden and Adolphe both used their ultimates, and Potra shot at him from the wall.
Junhyuk vision turned blurry, and he gritted his teeth. He wanted to kill Kilraden, but the assassin’s ultimate dealt too much damage. Even with Elise’s buff, he couldn’t do anything after taking the hit. Junhyuk died, failing to use his Dimensional Slash before that.
It was his first death in a very long time.
Within the harrowing darkness, Junhyuk found himself. In that void, he bettered his Triple Yin Yang. Once he got back, he would absorb more core energy, so for now, he polished his swordsmanship.
Junhyuk opened his eyes slowly. He had revived, so he breathed in deeply.
At that moment, there was a battle being waged. For that reason, Junhyuk didn’t contact his allies.
He checked on his condition. He had to have dropped an item, and because he had upgraded all of his items multiple times, it was a big loss for him.
Looking over his items, he scowled immediately.
He had invested heavily on the ring, but he had dropped it. Even one death was extremely detrimental to him now.
Junhyuk gathered his breath and collected his thoughts. He had lost his new ring, but he should not remain despondent. He would get more items from his enemies.
He looked around, and Ariel said, [It’s been a while since your last death.]
“Right. I should have used my force field.”
Junhyuk should have raised his force field and killed Adolphe and Kilraden while it was active. The allies could still kill both of those heroes without him. That cage nullified all powers, and Kraken had used his ultimate to stun him. They had made up their minds to kill him first.
“Now, it’s time for my revenge.”
[You can do it.]
“Thanks. Open the door.”
[Hero Junhyuk Lee deployed!]
Once he got out, he contacted the others. If he found out the allies had retreated, he would join them immediately.
Gongon smirked and said, “We destroyed the gate. Now, we are pushing through.”
“We killed three of them, but two got away. I’ll use the minions against the golems. If I fail, we’ll retreat. Bring as many minions as you can with you. Time will decide things.”
Junhyuk was glad that the allied heroes had broken through the gate. Potra might be dangerous, but Embla was weak.
“Did anyone die?”
“No. You got the enemies to use all of their ultimates, so everyone is alive.”
“That’s a relief.”
Junhyuk gathered two hundred minions and took the middle path. Gongon contacted him on the way.
Junhyuk felt the world disappearing around him. He knew the victors had been decided, but who had killed the enemies?
A blinding light overpowered Junhyuk’s vision, and once it died down, Junhyuk opened his eyes. He saw Ariel, who was smiling at him.
“Thanks. I guess things were settled without me.”
Gongon had probably been crucial, and that made Junhyuk understand the importance of upgrades.
[You’ll receive your winnings.]
“Sure. By the way, which team will we meet in the final?”
[They are still fighting.]
Artlan’s team was still fighting, which meant his enemy had to be strong.
Junhyuk nodded and said, “Sure. What about Ling Ling’s team?”
“Her team’s returns are set at 50 percent.”
“That’s not much.”
Junhyuk pulled out the gold he had and the reward gold. He had lost a ring, so he had to reinvest now. Ling Ling wouldn’t lose, so he bet all of his gold on her.
[Are you betting everything?]
“Yes. Send me back.”
[Then, see you later.]
Junhyuk was blinded again. When he opened his eyes, he saw Sarang and Elise looking at him.
“Big brother!” Sarang gave him a tight hug, and he patted her back.
Elise place a hand on his shoulder and said, “Thanks.”
“You got the enemies to use all of their ultimates, so we won.”
Junhyuk laughed and replied, “I’m glad I contributed.”
Junhyuk had further developed his Triple Yin Yang while in the void. He had lost a ring, but he would endure.
Ling Ling would win, and he would win even more gold from his bet.
Junhyuk was interested in something else now. Time on Earth was moving again, so Artlan battle was already finished. Junhyuk contacted Artlan, who was drinking alcohol when he asnwered.
“Did you win?!” Junhyuk asked with a shoute.
“Of course! Why do you ask?”
“Should you really be happy? You’ll be fighting us.”
Junhyuk chuckled and said, “I don’t care who wins this last round. There’ll always be a next time.”
Junhyuk hadn’t been a hero for that long. He was comfortable with Artlan’s victory. He would do his best, but if he lost, he wouldn’t lose sleep over it.
“Don’t go easy on us. If you do, I’ll kill you.”
Going easy on Artlan would be rude. He couldn’t do it. However, Artlan had his sixth sense, so Junhyuk wasn’t sure if his team could win. Artlan could dodge his Dimensional Slash.
Artlan smirked and said, “Let’s not meet for a couple of weeks.”
“We know each other, so we should prepare. In the real world, it would’ve been easy, but there are too many restrictions in the Dimensional Battlefield.
“Whoa! Are you getting just to ready to kill us?”
“Be glad. I’ve recognized you as strong.”
Junhyuk smiled and replied, “I’m glad. I’ll get ready for the battle as well.”
“Right. See you in two weeks’ time.”
Artlan put the liquor bottle down, his eyes more serious and intense than before.
Junhyuk turned to Elise and Sarang and asked, “Did you hear?”
“We have to fight Vera?”
Sarang possessed lightning magic. She had learned all of her spells from Vera, and just like Junhyuk respected Artlan, she respected Vera.
It was a battle between students and teachers, and they were meeting in the final round.
Junhyuk looked at Elise and said, “Elise, we need a strategy.”
“Hm… They won’t be easy.”
Artlan’s team didn’t have a buffer or a tank, but on Earth, Artlan’s team was much stronger. In the Dimensional Battlefield, things would be different, however.
The allies didn’t have a tank, but everyone had incredible ultimates. Two of their ultimates could kill a stronger damager.
THe allies would attack the enemy damagers first. Artlan’s team was mostly composed of those.
Junhyuk had his Spatial Collapse, and Elise had the Moon Core Compound Beam. Sarang had her Thunderstorm.
Layla’s ultimate could only be used from a short distance, so it wasn’t very useful, but Layla could rush and slash her enemy, and her powers comboed and stacked for greater damage.
However, Layla’s overall damage was similar to when Gongon used just one of his powers. Layla had to upgrade her weapon. She had to focus on offense.
Junhyuk contacted Gongon and Layla. She had already heard from Halo, so she knew Artlan’s team would be their next opponents. Looking at them both, Junhyuk said, “We know our enemies, so let’s get ready. Artlan told me not to talk to him for two weeks.”
“Halo went into seclusion at a temple.”
Gongon chuckled and said, “I can show Nudra the extent of my powers.”
Junhyuk laughed and asked, “Are you ready?”
“I’ll visit you in two days.”
Junhyuk would absorb more core energy. He would do everything within his power to increase his powers before the final round.