Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
On the surface, both teams seemed carefree and full of confidence, but upon the appearance of their opponents, both sides began making their move.
Jondi Lilick was not foreign to Saruman Snake at all. The battle of the Greatest King had displayed Saruman Snake’s distinct performance in front of everyone. Of course, Saruman Snake was also improving, but the degree of improvement was not to the point where they could turn heaven and earth upside down.
On the other hand, it was harder to determine the situation of Golden Wheel’s battle strength. Fighting their way through to the Top 16, the Golden Wheel battle team did not use much of their strength in battling, but Ai Xiaolu did put in a lot of effort.
Golden Wheel battle team’s main lineup:
Jondi Lilick, Battuta, Heinrich, Hu Ya and Millis.
There was not much that could be said about Jondi Lilick. As the Manalasuo military leading personnel of this generation and Empire College’s leader, he was definitely an Earth-rank warrior. A conservative estimate would be Earth 2. Being mature and stable, he was known as Manalasuo’s star of revival, and he had quite an influence in Manalasuo.
At the same time, he was also Ate’s idol. Lilick’s battle records were incomparably wild – he had never tasted failure in his period of formal battles. He carried the essence of a mechanic as he had a very in depth understanding of mecha. Some people might say that since he was so good, why had he not discovered the usage of the Golden Wheel Battle King? Jondi Lilick had created teaching materials on the usage of four types of mecha, which was extremely popular and was already very famous in Manalasuo. It was just that he later on switched to the cultivation of Ability X. As a warrior leader, he could not just constantly focus his energy on developing the usage of mecha.
When Wang Zheng had figured out the usage technique of the Golden Wheel Battle King, Jondi Lilick had offered high praise and wanted to get to know him. Yet, unexpectedly, the two of them eventually met in SIG, and had even became opponents.
Jondi Lilick absolutely would not give up on this opportunity. Whether it was his family, or his country, they pushed for it at all costs. Becoming the champion would not only win him success and recognition, but also improve Manalasuo’s prestige. If he could successfully marry Princess Aina, it would also be an enormous push forward for Manalasuo politically.
Why was Manalasuo so adamant on Aslan?
This was because it was the best way to strengthen themselves. By learning Arbiter Republic’s style, and relying on the confrontations with Aslan on all levels, was how Manalasuo had become flourishing as it was in the present. The other countries were also glad to see a strong empire directing against Aslan, keeping Aslan’s prestige in check. However, after developing to a certain level, Manalasuo could not remain as a “crazy dog” – they desired for an extravagant transformation.
Aslan had given them an opportunity they could not resist. Regardless if it were bait, they would bite it either way.
The outcome would determine who was the actual party that was fishing.
Regardless of whether it was a command that came from all channels, whatever came their way, they would eliminate it.
Battuta, Manalasuo’s tank, had an Ability X of mid-B range and was an Earth 1 warrior. He was a rare tank Earth-ranked warrior and senior mechanic. He was a two-meter-tall mix blood, carrying Ghana lineage, and was of ground affinity.
Heinrich, a mid-B range fire affinity warrior and the Golden Wheel battle team’s offensive fighter. As a senior mechanic, he was Jondi Lilick’s loyal follower in Empire College.
Hu Ya was a scout with mid-B ranged Ability X. He had ice affinity and was also a senior mechanic.
Millis was the sniper and also the only female in the Golden Wheel battle team. She had gold affinity and a mid-B ranged Ability X.
Saruman Snake’s main team:
Wang Zheng, Mu Zhen, Achilles, Zhang Shan, and Snow Li.
This was also Saruman Snake’s standard allocation. From the main team’s choices, it was evident that both teams were already prepared for the team battle.
Wang Zheng and Jondi Lilick made eye contact and proceeded with their choice for the first battle.
The Saruman Snake sent out… Snow Li!
The Golden Wheel battle team had dispatched… Battuta.
A sniper against a tank!
Jondi Lilick slightly chuckled. He had never expected for Wang Zheng to play any battle tactics at this junction. It was really interesting; he had originally thought it would be Achilles.
The VIP seats were filled to the brim and there were no empty seats in the whole arena. Lieutenant General Bolet was undoubtedly the most concerned. On one side, it was Manalasuo’s sole scion, and on the other end was a young man he admired.
Kashawen’s secretary, Mitchell, and Aina’s secretary, Lacus, had all arrived. Such a competition that had seemed to lean towards one party at the beginning had reached the current point of a competition in the dark.
The two made slight eye contact, smiling faintly. Each had their own purpose. At the VIP area on top of the stage, four beautiful ladies had long taken their seats. As the battle progressed, little Huiyin was a bit conflicted. On one hand, she hoped that Wang Zheng would win, but she also did not hope for Wang Zheng to win. But ultimately, she still wished for Wang Zheng’s victory.
Ouyang Ruoliu had not been idle during this period. She had detailedly investigated Wang Zheng’s situation. This fella was simply a bit abnormal. He had started from scratch, from a poor fellow, to how he was today. It could be said to be a miracle. Although KO Group’s weight within the Milky Way Alliance was not yet seeable, he had built it from nothing. This was a totally different concept. Even with her family’s support, for her to be able to create a company that could reach that level would be very difficult. It was just that Wang Zheng was not an easy fellow to deal with – he had numerous confidantes, and all of them were whole-hearted towards him.
If Yuan Dong Er’s family wanted to work with KO Group, they could not leave out ground investigations. KO Group’s prospects looked very good, but it was just that the current Milky Way Alliance’s structure had already been fixed. What determined how high a conglomerate could ultimately reach was no longer anything to do with the company itself, but the influence of the country they represented.
Qian Xuedie did not want to trouble herself. She was motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos. She wanted to see if Prime Minister Kashawen would honor her promise if Wang Zheng were to obtain first place. Gee, if the Princess were to marry an Earthling, Aslan would likely be in chaos. It would definitely be extremely lively.
Jondi Lilick’s smile was filled with confidence. This move of Wang Zheng’s was a bit naive.
Battuta had not chosen a tank mech but instead a normal warrior mech. A senior mechanic, as the name implied, may have distinguished performance in a certain position, but they could also undertake any other position, and they would also be relatively clear on the mecha.
Snow Li was not of Earth-rank. Facing against an Earth-rank warrior at this moment made the sniper appear especially frail.
Everyone was staring at Wang Zheng, but there was not much change with him.
Snow Li: Ice Bird mech.
Battuta: Light Wheel King.
There was no disadvantage for an offensive warrior against a sniper.
On the Saruman Snake battle team’s side, everything was calm, even though Battuta had chosen the Light Wheel King. It was not because a tank was not good with the Light Wheel King – the five main team members were all holistic warriors. The first step of a senior mechanic was to have ample understanding of every position’s mecha. Being equipped with such foundations, it implied that they could possibly operate them.
With Snow Li’s Ice Bird mech, she had been preparing for a long time. She had always been waiting for the day that she could display her use.
Saruman Snake would definitely not question Wang Zheng, but other people were not members of Saruman Snake. Debates arose all around. This Snow Li… did not seem like a main team member, and, in addition, the Saruman Snake battle team had become well known due to their physical techniques, so there was no use for an additional sniper. The most important part was that sending a sniper for an individual battle would be a gamble with a huge risk. There was no reason for Wang Zheng to do so.
“Is Wang Zheng playing with fire? Did his confidence explode through the roof after winning a few rounds?”
“A sniper against a tank. In terms of battle tactics, it makes sense.”
“Forget it, the opponent is Manalasuo’s senior mechanic. He should not have held on to such wishful thinking. And what’s more is that Snow Li is Saruman Snake’s weakest point and their only gap.”