Rhode's twin daggers slashed the dark flames and he arrived by Corina's side instantly. Although the Moon Elf was rather bad at communicating, her movements quickened as soon as she realized that the situation had to be settled with a battle. If not, her grand Legendary Status would be a total fluke.
As Rhode charged forward, the others also prepared for their attacks. Even though they weren't aware of why the Supervisor attacked, it was apparent that this Angel was an enemy.
Di moved his right arm in midair mellifluously. A puff of red mist appeared from thin air and shrouded the Supervisor. Meanwhile, the Undead Knight raised her longsword and charged forward from the side dauntlessly while coordinating with Rhode's movements. Corina twitched her fingers and projected three golden rays from her fingertips which accurately aimed towards the vital part of the Supervisor. The Elderly Mage chanted as he lifted his staff and silverish magical rays erupted from the tip of his staff. The radiant rays continued to weave towards the wall and trapped everyone in the shape of a cage.
This was a special skill that all Mages in the Order Alliance possessed, the 'Cage of Order'. These Mages battled for the sake of Order just like the Sacred Knights. However, compared to the Sacred Knights who were full of religious fanaticism, these Mages possessed natures that benefited themselves more. The more perfect the Order of a land, the more powerful their magical powers were. This was also why all the Mages in the Order Alliance were cultivated to cast the Cage of Order. No matter where or who they fought against, they could easily gain the upper hand as long as they casted this forcefield.
The Elderly Mage with Legendary powers could cast a powerful Order Forcefield. However, after his strength was weakened by the Chaos Flame, he could only cast a forcefield that was the size of a room. But this was more than enough for them.
Indeed, as the final silver ray connected, they felt the weight on their shoulders lighten and Corina and Di sensed their strength restoring gradually.
Even in the face of Chaos, Order was still everywhere.
"...!" Unlike them, the Angel let out a hateful snarl. She turned towards the Elderly Mage and extended her hand furiously. However, everyone's attack had arrived and she was forced to retreat. At the same time, the Chaos Flame continued to blaze forward.
The three rays of arrows penetrated the dark flames and the Angel folded her wings before her to defend against them. Even though the glaring arrows dimmed dramatically after phasing through the flames, they eventually exploded into golden dust as they landed on the wings. The impact shook the Angel slightly, but she once again spread her wings and the Chaos Flames abruptly transformed into a seven-headed serpent and pounced forward with razor-sharp fangs.
At this moment, the Undead Knight had arrived in the red mist.
In fact, only four seconds had passed since Rhode launched his attack and the red mist had passed through the defense of the Chaos Flame. Then, the Undead Knight that was shrouded within charged forward like a barbarous rhinoceros. She brandished her sword downwards and the red mist engulfing her body instantly spiraled into a claret radiance along her blade. However, the Supervisor wasn't an easy target. Although the Angel seemed weak and wasn't great in close-combat, Rhode recognized her rich battle experience through her quick reactions. And indeed, after the Angel blocked off Corina's arrows by folding her wings and countered with her Chaos Flame, she swiftly expanded her right wing as a shield before her. At this moment, the Undead Knight's sword chopped downwards.
Bam! The golden runes hovering by her wings shrouded her instantly and the claret radiance on the blade erupted into brilliant rays as it collided. The immense pressure exploded between the Undead Knight and the Angel and the ground around them sunk heavily.
Sure enough, that was the power of an Undead Knight.
The Undead Knight's fearless attack was Rhode's most hated aggression. As the Undead Knight wasn't afraid of death, and it could release 120% of its powers effortlessly. No one could imagine how powerful it would get when the Undead Knight charged forward fully. Not to mention, Di and this Undead Knight were lovers. There was no doubt in the chemistry between lovers. Rhode's pupil shrunk as he scanned this terrifying scene of the claret radiance and sword into his mind.
Perhaps they would be his future enemies.
"All of you foolish slaves of Order!" The attack filled with negative powers enraged the Angel. She flapped her wings furiously to sweep away the Undead Knight's longsword while holding the Copper Mirror in her left hand. At this moment, she gripped her right hand tightly and a sparkling pike appeared out of thin air. The pike was spotlessly white and carved with holy runes, so much so that everyone felt a breeze as it was summoned.
Rhode stared at the pike in disbelief. He couldn't be more familiar with this weapon. Amongst all the rewarded equipment in the Munn Kingdom, it was listed in the top 10 god-like weapons by the players and it was the best legendary weapon for Knights.
The Holy Hymn.
As compared to the ordinary pikes of Knights, this Holy Hymn appeared slightly superior on the surface. However, Rhode knew that this pike wasn't ordinary at all. It held a passive skill to cast a permanent defense barrier which could save the Knights' trouble from extending their arm for a shield while charging forward. This was particularly important for the players because they needed to equip several different pieces of equipment in order to bring out their effects. This was the same for Knights. If the Knights had to free up their hands to hold a shield while charging forward, it would mean that they would lose opportunities to receive further buffs from other equipment. However, this Holy Hymn allowed the Knights to equip other rare equipment while charging forward.
Rhode had met a guild that was formed entirely by 50 Knights who possessed the Holy Hymn. However, instead of being feared, they were extremely embarrassing. 50 fully-armored Knights held a pike in one hand while the other hand was raising ridiculous items from Barbie Dolls to Boar Skins. They didn't look like a storm of Knights at all. Instead, they seemed like a bunch of refugees... Even though there were no doubts about their strength, that was.
What made matters worse was that the Holy Hymn wasn't as simple as a magical weapon. The Munn Kingdom was advanced in magical technology and the Holy Hymn was one of the first generation products achieved by combining magical weapons and magical technology. Not only did it possessed holy powers, but it also came with magical powers. Rhode knew that the Holy Hymn could release a positive blast wave of up to 200 meters once per day. According to the calculations of some extremely bored busybodies, the blast could penetrate a defense spell of a Legendary being in close range. Rhode didn't need to see it for himself to know that once this powerful blast exploded, these people would definitely be dead.
"Attack the weapon on her hand. Don't let her aim it at us! Mr. Di and Mr. Mage, please use your negative powers to disassemble and attack her defense barrier! Miss Corina, aim for her left hand and I will give you the command to shoot!" Rhode ordered and brandished his daggers.
Blade rays trapped the seven-headed serpent in the shape of a net swiftly. Rhode realized that this Angel wasn't as tough as he had imagined. He thought that this Angel had been contaminated by the Chaos entirely and he could only rely on luck to win this battle. However, it seemed that the power of Order in the Angel had conflicted with the power of Chaos. Her powers seemed to be much weaker than Rhode imagined. This sudden thought felt similar to the Lich who used an Angel as its phylactery.
The backlash between Order and Chaos was much more powerful than the repulsion between positive and negative powers.
The strength of Corina and the others had fallen into the standards of ordinary humans due to the Chaos Realm. However, the Supervisor managed to escape the effects by assimilating with Chaos. Due to this, the conflict between Chaos and Order within her body increased drastically. At this moment, she was about level 61, but even so, the difference between ordinary humans and those in the Legendary Stage was still glaringly present. Fortunately, her powers were unstable and Rhode could sense that the power of Order in the Angel weakening every time she cast the Chaos Flame. Therefore, Rhode perceived the problem as soon as the Supervisor whipped out the Holy Hymn. If she could remain in the Legendary Stage, Rhode's companions would merely be house flies around her.
Rhode hesitated no more after detecting her weakness and he used the most traditional player method-'Rely on others'.
Rhode retreated quickly as he commanded. His shadows wavered and countless tentacles extended from within to hinder the seven-headed serpent. The serpent dived forward aggressively, but the tentacles twisted and twined around it to restrict its movements.
How ironic. As creatures from Hell, these tentacles had higher resistance to Chaos than humans had.
Di and the Elderly Mage were profound Mages and they definitely knew what Rhode's attack meant. It wasn't the summoned tentacles from Hell that were astonishing; instead, it was Rhode's method of summoning them without any chants or hand gestures that baffled them. In fact, all Rhode did was retreat and the Nether Tentacles appeared out of nowhere. This was really strange.
However, the next scene confused them even further.
Rhode heaved a sigh of relief as soon as the Nether Tentacles obstructed the Chaos Flame. In a blink of an eye, Rhode darted forward with the twin daggers laid in a cross. Dazzling, brilliant rays erupted from Madaras and Gracier as Rhode brandished them with all his might. Shing! Countless meteors tore apart the darkness.
Not only that, there were two cards hidden amongst the meteors.
A black and white figure emerged almost instantly.
"You're great at finding trouble for me!" Celestina appeared in front of the Undead Knight and at the side of the Supervisor. She let out a snort and lashed her thorny whip that burst out speckles of maroon radiance towards the Angel. The Angel stood still and Celestina's whip struck a hexagonal crystal barrier instead. Celestina revealed an expression of surprise, but she realized the problem quickly. Soon, the Demon lady stepped back gracefully and extended her fair, tender left arm with fingers pointing at the Angel. In the blink of an eye, a ray of negative powers shot out from her fingertips. However, the crystal barrier defended the attack and its clear surface blurred instantly.
At the same time, Celia charged over with her sword.
Everyone, apart from Rhode, was baffled by the emergence of these two young ladies. However, Celia and Celestina had no intentions of introducing themselves and the others came to the realization that these two young ladies were on their side. Since that was the case, they had better off leaving the questions until after the battle.
But Celia and Celestina weren't powerful enough.
Currently, the sisters were still weaker than Rhode in terms of strength. Although they had substantial growth throughout their adventures and especially after the battle in Castel Plateau Ruins, their strengths had reached the peak of the Elite Stage at best. Celia and Celestina launched their attacks at the Supervisor together. However, their threats weren't any stronger than the Undead Knight's and it seemed as though they were more of a hindrance instead.
However, Rhode didn't send them out just for show.
He gazed at the two young ladies and shifted his thoughts. Then, a system prompt appeared before his eyes.
[Activate Taboo Halo]
Rhode felt his body shivering and shapeless powers were released from his body abruptly. He lifted his chin and gazed at the system prompt silently.
[Holy Sword Star Mark - LV20, Offense 11 (+3) Defense 10 (+3) Limit Breakthrough]
[Holy Sword Incubi - LV20, Offense 13 (+3) Defense 9 (+3) Limit Breakthrough]
The momentum of the battlefield shifted suddenly.
The Undead Knight took a step back and gazed at Celia with her flourishing red eyes. The Angel lady lifted her sword high with silverish flames spiraling into a massive blade of flames. On the other side, Celestina laughed grimly as she expanded her pitch-black wings. She swung her arms and the thorny whips on her hands shed off layer upon layer. Then, the thorny whip was replaced by an ice-cold radiance. That was a metallic whip edged with razor-sharp blades and the blade at the end of the whip were still wandering slowly as though it were alive.
"This..." Everyone froze to the spot as they couldn't believe what they had sensed. The strength of these two young ladies enhanced rapidly. The Angel lady leaped from the Elite Stage into the peak of the Master Stage while the Demon lady was even more terrifying. She had instantly ascended into the Legendary Stage!
Oh my goodness. Are we dreaming?