In an instant, the Skeletal Warriors which had just gathered fell onto the ground like harvested crops, covering the ground with their gray bones. They could not stop the intruders at all, and their most powerful retaliation was the mere action of using their bones to hinder the intruders path.
Staring at everything that was going on in the Shadowglen, Lin Li suddenly found everything familiar, but it was not because of his previous trial there. Instead, it was because of the experience he had in the world of Undead creatures in the Seven-Realm Spiral. Since both places were occupied by Undead creatures, shouldnt there be some similarities? Lin Li casually found an explanation for it before continuing to watch the battle between the mages.
The large number of Skeletal Warriors which gathered at the beginning did not even manage to hamper the mages in the slightest. After they were ripped and broken into bones, the Skeletal Warriors that crawled up no longer posed any threat to the mages. In fact, they even got crushed by the mages as soon as they appeared.
However, there were more than just low-level Undead creatures like the Skeletal Warriors in the Shadowglen. As the elite mages delved deeper, they finally began to hear a sharp cry that came from the depths of the Shadowglen. Together with the deafening sound, the shadows dashed towards the mages and pounced on them brutally.
Vampires could be regarded as advanced Undead creatures which were mostly of level-10 to level-15. However, it was rare for them to have broken through level-15. Of course, breaking through to the Legendary-level would be too difficult for Vampires. Norfeller managed to break through because he ingested the dragons blood. Most Vampires would not experience the same thing.
The dozens of Vampires that suddenly appeared in front of them were all formidable even though few of them had broken through level-15. However, the elite mages were unfazed, and it seemed that the group of Vampires was just like the decaying and weak Skeletal Warriors to them.
The reality also proved that the only difference between a Vampire and a Skeletal Warrior was the formers ability to fly in the sky. Under the powerful and intense offensive spells, even the Vampires that had broken through level-15 could not break through the mages formation.
The soul fire in the eye sockets of the Hell Ghouls was flickering as they waved their Skeleton Staffs and launched balls of Hellfire at the intruders, only to be blocked by a transparent layer of defensive spells that caused ripples which were then drowned out by the counterattacking spells.
The Shadowglen was undoubtedly a word of Undead creatures as there were endless Undead creatures that continuously attacked the intruders mindlessly. They were soon destroyed, and the difference in strength made their struggle pointless. In the end, they could not stop the mages at all.
The formation of the elite mages was still rather neat and almost similar to the way it was when they entered the Shadowglen. All of them were advancing at the same pace and marching towards the depths of the Shadowglen, destroying everything in their path, be it the Skeletal Warriors, Vampires, or Hell Ghouls.
However, the Shadowglen could survive in the Felan Kingdom for so many years not only because it was powerful, but also because all of its parasites had been completely eliminated. Finally, the elite mages of Alanna stopped because they met a true Undead Army that formed in front of them.
The Skeletal Warriors were still at the forefront, but they were significantly stronger than those which climbed out of the mud. Although they were still Undead creatures of the lowest level, every bone of theirs was bright and intricate like a jade carving. The long swords held by the Skeletal Warriors were also glistening coldly like they had just been forged. The countless Skeletal Warriors did seem rather terrifying.
Above the Skeletal Warriors were countless black shadows, revolving around them and making sharp and shrill sounds as if declaring their thirst for blood. The mages seemed to have already been laid out as a feast for them.
The roar that seemed to have come from their souls rang in the ears of the mages, and even caused them to slip into a short trance. It was as if their souls had been shaken out of their bodies.
At the same time, the Undead Army also began moving as they raised their long swords in their hands, and began charging towards the mages. The Vampires in the sky turned into black rays of lightning and darted towards the mages with a whistling sound. The Deathfire Bombs behind the Skeletal Warriors were swarming towards the mages like a thunderstorm, together with Bone Spears, poison, and all sorts of Necromagic spells.
A fight broke out in an instant, and colorful rays of magic flickered endlessly while the roar of magic explosions echoed in the Shadowglen. This time, it was a genuine battle that was definitely not as easy as the previous ones. The mages felt pressured because of the strength and number of the creatures.
Looking at the fierce battle below, even Aldwin and Macklin began to tense up; this force was the pillar of the Alanna Guild of Magic, and they knew that the emergence of the Undead Army meant that the master of the Shadowglen had already been awakened.
Lin Li could understand why Aldwin was feeling nervous. If his team from the Tower of Dusk was present, he would have already joined in because he was well aware that the nurturing of every mage in the powerful forces was not easy at all. Individual strength was one aspect, but more importantly, it also required mutual trust and chemistry between the members. This trust and tacit understanding could only be developed after going through plenty of life-and-death situations where they shared weal and woe.
Under the impact of the Undead Army, the formation of the mage remained the same, and even became denser. Layers of defensive magic shrouded them and formed an unbreakable fortress. Although the advancement of the mages had been stopped, they were still like a reef in the tides, standing still and strong. The mages entrusted their lives and safety to their comrades, and devoted themselves to attacking the surrounding Undead Army using offensive spells.
Countless magic spells were darting out around the mages, bombarding the countless Undead creatures and destroying them. However, in the blink of an eye, more Undead creatures came in to refill the space. The whole process was repeated again, and the mages continuously crushed the Undead creatures like a grinder.
However, this situation did not last long. Suddenly, an extremely terrifying power of death surged from the depths of the Shadowglen. Even the battle-hardened mages felt somehow nervous as their hearts beat rapidly. The entire array seemed to have paused a little too. A large figure emerged from the mist, and flew over the heads of the Undead army before rushing toward the mages who were surrounded by the Undead creatures.
"Ignorant humans, you will pay for what you have done!" An angry roar filled the minds of all mages.
At this time, the mages clearly saw that the huge figure that was approaching them turned out to be an actual Humerus Wyrm. Before they could react, the dark green dragons breath had spewed out of the mouth of the Humerus Wyrm like a hurricane, covering the sky above them.
However, the elite group of mages from the Alanna Guild of Magic was a well-known force in Anril, not only because they had excellent equipment, but also because of their excellent strength. They managed to obtain their current status because of the combat qualities that they had cultivated after numerous trials of life and death. Their momentary trance was due to the difference in strength, but after sobering up, they were not in the least bit terrified, and were instead full of the intent to fight despite knowing how strong the enemies were.
The dragon breath cast down, causing layers of defensive magic to burst instantaneously. If it were another team, theyd probably run away or wait for death to take them away. However, the mages did not show a trace of panic, and instead rapidly put up the layers of defense again. In the end, 40 mages cast a Legendary defensive spell by combining their magic, thus terminating the dragon breath attack.
"Joint spells. Seems like you guys have indeed spent a lot of energy and time training," the arbitrator Megard remarked in awe after watching their performance, which was rare of him.
Although there was a look of worry on Aldwins face, he seemed rather smug and proud after hearing Megards compliment. Joint casting was one of the strongest methods used by the High Elves Magic Legion, which was comparable to the prehistoric magical beasts in power. Countless formidable Demon Lords were defeated by the powerful magic jointly cast by the Magic Legion.
It was not as simple as a few mages casting spells together. For 40 mages to cast magic spells in sync, it required a high level of tacit understanding. The fine control of the magic output was mandatory as well. It would be impossible to achieve such a result without tens of thousands of attempts during practice.
However, the joint casting of Legendary defensive magic did not make the mages truly invincible, because they were not facing an ordinary Humerus Wyrm, but the Undead Lord of the Shadowglen. Ever since they entered, the mages had been having a smooth-sailing journey despite being surrounded by the Undead Army. Now that they were facing the attack of the Humerus Wyrm, they truly felt a little powerless.
Lin Li looked at the Humerus Wyrm hovering over the heads of the mages, feeling a sense of familiarity. He remembered that the Humerus Wyrm in the Seven-Realm Spiral seemed to be the only one that became an Undead Lord. However, the Humerus Wyrm in front of him was obviously more than just a little bit stronger than the one in the Seven-Realm Spiral. Lin Li reckoned that its strength had reached level-23.
While Lin Li was observing the Humerus Wyrm, two powerful auras that were not weaker than the Humerus Wyrms appeared, emerging from the depths of the Shadowglen. Lin Li couldnt help but be surprised.
Everyone watching the battle looked towards the back of the Undead Army, and saw a Lich wrapped in a robe and hidden under his hood. It was the Lich King, who was one of the three Undead Lords in the Shadowglen. On the ground, meanwhile, a tall skeleton-like king walked towards the mages with heavy footsteps.
The three legendary Undead Lords finally appeared together at this moment.
If one is just a coincidence, what about three?Lin Li stroked his chin subconsciously. The three Undead Lords of the Shadowglen turned out to be exactly the same as the three in the Seven-Realm Spiral. Although there was a great difference in strength, they were definitely related.
Facing three Legendary powerhouses who were at level-23 all at the same time was truly beyond the ability of the mages. Although they had the ability to cast spells of that level together, they were not Legendary powerhouses themselves. Their lack of understanding of nomological power made them much less powerful even whilst using Legendary magic.
The Lich Kings Death Domain enveloped the battlefield, and the Undead creatures that were fragile under the offensive spells launched by the mages now seemed to display power that was far beyond ordinary. A dark gate opened in thin air, and more Undead creatures rushed out, including low-level Skeletal Warriors, high-level Vampires, Hell Ghouls, and even Humerus Wyrms.
On the other hand, the mages who were in the Death Domain felt that their mana had become harder to channel, and even their bodies had become stiffer as if they were carrying a boulder each. The only thing that allowed the mages to hang on were their superb combat qualities and unparalleled teamwork.
The Skeleton King rushed to the front, and slashed the defensive spells of the mages with stunning power using his huge double-edged sword. Crisp crackling sounds rang out in the air immediately, and the Legendary defensive magic that was jointly cast by the mages shattered like glass.