Doug was stunned again. He didn't dare to believe what he'd just heard, but wanting to get more out of it, he ultimately added one more demand. "In this assault, our George Family will be at the center of everything. When we make a decision, you will have to listen to your command."
This would completely be using Lin Yun's subordinates as cannon fodder. If anything happened, any sudden matter, Lin Yun's group would be sent over to deal with it and the George Family would be in no danger.
Lin Yun still calmly nodded.
"Sure, no problem."
Doug was a bit overwhelmed by that reaction, to the point that he didn't even remember how he left the Merlin Family's temporary camp. Halfway back, he laughed out loud with an ecstatic expression.
'Hahaha, the people of the Andlusa Kingdom are real cowards! Even when faced with such conditions, they were still too scared to argue back!
'Damn, that commander's brain is definitely rotten! Look at him, he is only in his twenties! So young, yet he is already assuming the position of commander. He is definitely someone important in his family, yet he is afraid to talk back at all after hearing that we are from the Odin Kingdom.
'After all, in terms of power, our George Family is right behind the three strongest forces here, and Young Master Wagner is personally leading this army. How could that Mafa Merlin dare to disobey us?
'Moreover, it's truly unbelievable that he actually agreed to such terrible terms. He must have been dropped as a kid, or he wouldn't have put his people in such unfavorable conditions.
'No... This isn't just unfavorable, this is completely putting the fate of his own Family in the hands of the George Family.
'Besides being completely afraid of our George Family and actually longing to join us, the only explanation is that this commander has brain damage...'
Doug happily returned to the George Family and hurriedly reported his "heroic" deed to Wagner.
After Doug finished, Wagner gave him a look that seemed to say, "Are you f*cking with me?"
Doug got anxious and put his hand on his chest and pledged, "Sir Wagner, you have to believe me, I used a deterrent tone to overwhelm those country folks! What I reported is exactly what happened, they already agreed to those conditions!"
The shock on Wagner's face didn't disappear for a while, and he kept wondering if there was a parasite in that commander's head.
'Damn, that commander is that stupid? Isn't that the same as making them the cannon fodder of the George Family?
'We would never do such a thing with our George Family's vassals... If we did, those inferior vassals would rebel.
'But that commander completely agreed... Is he trying to ruin his own forces to curry favor with our George Family?
'That's good too, looks like those country bumpkins still have some insight. They know that they will certainly lose this bet, so they started trying to curry favor with us.
'Haha! At worst, I'll accept them and have them become our vassals. Accepting vassals from the Andlusa Kingdom is something even our strongest forces haven't accomplished yet.
'At most, after our Odin Kingdom wins, I can give them a bit of territory so that they aren't completely driven away from the Raging Flame Plane.'
Wagner pondered for a very long time, but felt that this train of thought was a bit unrealistic. After a while, he laughed loudly as he reached a conclusion.
"Hahaha, I suppose their commander's brain is rotten. It's surprising that there is actually someone that stupid..."
The negotiation had easily ended. The next day, the George Family's people and Lin Yun's group converged together.
Their target was a small Black Iron Beastman Tribe a few dozen kilometers south of the Radiant Fort.
"There are only a bit over three hundred Black Iron Beastmen inside that tribe, and although the Black Iron Beastmen are relatively powerful innate warriors, most of them are below the Expert Swordsman realm. There are over fifty Great Swordsmen and thirteen Sword Saints, the strongest of which is at the 7th Rank."
The George Family shared the information they had gained with Lin Yun, and according to their agreement, Lin Yun's group would be the vanguard.
"Our George Family gathered a good deal of information as per our agreement, so a large amount of our manpower is currently scattered to collect that information. Now, you should uphold your side of the agreement."
Wagner was still skeptical as he said those words. After all, the previous agreement was just too unbelievable. Before he actually saw them uphold their terms, he wouldn't dare be certain that the Merlin Family would do as agreed.
After Wagner finished speaking, Lin Yun unhesitantly sent his mage squad to attack.
Although Kurumu was doubtful about why they had to take on the most dangerous and tiring task, he didn't question Lin Yun's decision.
The mage army was dispatched. They were all wearing the same flaming robes. This was the signature of their squad. This kind of robe would increase the density and activity of fire elements in the surroundings in the long term. It could even slightly increase the power of fire spells.
Although a robe's effect wasn't too obvious, it was just like the mage army's Blazing Storm: When used by Lin Yun's mage squad, the amplification would be layered until it reached a frightening level.
The Dragonscale Staves were raised together, and as mana was roused, the density of fire elements rapidly increased, causing elemental flames to condense by themselves in the air. The large swarm of flames floating in the air seemed to evolve as it all transformed into storms soaring in the sky.
And as expected, a large group of Black Iron Beastmen rushed out when they noticed the human army.
Their mounts were huge, black wolves over two meters tall, and they were wielding enormous blades as they rushed over.
There were obviously only a hundred of them, but it looked like a thousand-man army, charging with great momentum like a beast tide.
At the head of the Black Iron Beastmen was a fierce 7th Rank Sword Saint whose head was covered with tattoos. There was a deep knife scar across his face. This meant that his father had been a 9th Rank Sword Saint before dying, as well as a hero with outstanding achievements with the Black Iron Beastman Tribe.
Moreover, it was only because his father had sacrificed himself for the Black Iron Beastman Tribe that he could cut a deep scar going from one cheek to another; this was his honor.
But this kind of person was bound to have inherited many of his father's special abilities. Rich battle experience and heroism were needed.
If it was a normal war, this 7th Rank Sword Saint alone could cause a lot of damage to a human army.
Lin Yun glanced at the fastest people and signaled to the restless Xiuban with his eyes, allowing him to rush out with Carnage.
Above the mage army, the flames were curling up as countless fire elements converged. Waves of flames surged up and rushed towards the group of Wolf Riders.
The Black Iron Beastmen kept swinging their blades, splitting the waves before them with no intent to dodge.
They were getting closer and closer, and it would take no more than a few seconds for the mages to be in range of the Black Iron Beastmen's attacks.
The George Family in the distance didn't react at all. They were strictly following their agreement. The Merlin Family would be the vanguard, and even if their losses were disastrous, they wouldn't care.
Wagner had a puzzled expression, mixed with a bit of disappointment.
'How could the Andlusa Kingdom's people be so weak? Although they are lacking in numbers, they looked somewhat like an elite troop. How could they let those Black Iron Beastmen reach them so easily? Do they not know how powerful the magic penetration of their blades is? Coupled with their outstanding strength from their Abyssal bloodline, those mages' shields won't last long.
'Could it be that they plan on using Runic Shields? Then what about the next fight?
'Damnit, I knew these idiots from the Andlusa Kingdom were unreliable... In the end, our George Family will have to come out early and take care of everything. And this whole thing started when they alerted the Beastmen and increased the difficulty of the assault. Ultimately, we have to rely on ourselves to deal with this mess.
'I don't know how severe the losses will be or how much time I will waste... Damnit, I should have listened to Doug back then and driven all these Andlusans away.
While Wagner was feeling a bit angry and disappointed, Lin Yun remained calm and wasn't worried about his followers at all.
After a few seconds, the Black Iron Beastmen's charging Wolf Riders were only a hundred meters away. From this distance, the Wolf Riders could already smell blood on their blades, as if those mages' heads had already started flying up.
Those huge wolves were frighteningly fast, and they only needed a handful of seconds to breach the distance.
According to past experience, at this distance, the other side had to start dispatching their swordsmen to resist. Otherwise, the mage army would definitely suffer huge losses.
After all, each mage that died wouldn't be a small loss... It took a lot of effort, time, and resources to nurture a mage to that rank. In each war, as long as the mages suffered too many casualties, it would be considered a loss...