438 Violence is the Answer

    When Shadow Cloudfall appeared, the masses rejoiced. No doubt, everyone had elected her as their leader. Even the middle or low tier guild masters would not dare to voice their complaints. Even though they wanted to be the leader of the impromptu army, they could not compete with her reputation. If they tried to take over, it might backfire on them.

    Now that she had obtained the support of the crowd, Shadow Cloudfall headed toward Jiang Fei.

    "Verdure Glider, you have earned my respect and admiration for defeating Cosmic Dragon. However, why did you kill the innocent bystanders?" said Cloudfall. She was angry as she was a player of Saintlight City. The act of killing players in her own city was similar to looking down and bullying.

    "Hoho. You are correct about two things. Yes, I defeated Cosmic Dragon. Yes, I killed the players. But had you asked the players whom I have killed, if they were really innocent? My fight with Cosmic Dragon was fair and square. I didn't use my pet nor my mount to attack, and neither did he. The innocent bystanders that you said... They were not bystanders at all. When the battle was about to end, they had voluntarily come in to take advantage of the situation, trying to fight me when I was fighting Cosmic Dragon. Naturally, nothing can stand in my way. Tell me... Who is to be blamed?" asked Jiang Fei as he laughed coldly in the face of 100,000 players. There was no shred of fear in his expression, only confidence.

    "So you say..." said Cloudfall. Even though she was stoic in appearance, Jiang Fei could see a twitch in her face. She was hesitating. What she heard from the players were different from what Jiang Fei said. What she heard was after the defeat of Cosmic Dragon, Jiang Fei's bloodlust could not be sated. He then directed his lust for blood toward the spectators present.

    If Jiang Fei was speaking the truth, that would mean that he did not simply attack the mass. It was the fault of those players who had butted into the fight.

    "F*ck you! Own up to your actions! You think you could lie your way out of killing our brothers and sisters? Think again!" cried one of the players from the ground. There were many players who were not amongst those whom Jiang Fei had killed. It was when they saw that Cloudfall was hesitating that they had jumped onto the bandwagon.

    "It does not matter who killed who! The fact is that you came here from Dawnlight and killed our men and women! Right now, we will have our revenge."

    These players dared to say empty words because of the power of the crowd. They thought that with 100,000 players, victory would be at hand. Hence, be it earning points or bringing justice to a bully, the mass had gathered just to defeat Jiang Fei.

    "An eye for an eye!"

    "Blood for blood!"

    More and more players joined the noisy chants.

    Jiang Fei was not in a good position to defend himself. The perpetrator was amongst their own people. Naturally, the people would protect their own. When the players had started to include Saintlight and Dawnlight, Jiang Fei knew that he could never explain himself out of this conundrum. No one would believe him anyway.

    "Verdure Glider! There's nothing else to talk about. You are in Saintlight City's territory. I don't care about what you have done but you have broken the society conform and must pay the price!"

    Cloudfall steeled her decision when she saw just how the crowd reacted to the situation. Although she understood the situation and sided with Jiang Fei, she could not reveal that. She was a professional player with sponsors. Her reputation and fame in the game would directly affect her salary. If she had decided to act on her own will instead of following the mass, her fame and reputation might drop and that would only result in her salary deduction.

    At this point, the only safe way to act was to subjugate the intruder known as Verdure Glider.

    "Hoho. It seems that the city is rotten to the core! No matter. If reason and logic could not move you, my fist would!" said Jiang Fei as he smiled. Ever since he had gotten involved with the Metahumans, he had understood the cold truth about the world. Power means power. Nothing else mattered.

    "I'm sorry that you have to reach that conclusion. Hence, I must first apologize to you. If you could escape here alive, I would really want to be your friend!" said Shadow Cloudfall as she bowed apologetically to Jiang Fei. With haste, she turned around and flew toward the back of the army.

    "Hahahaha! Escape? Who do you think you're talking to? Let's see who would be the one who would be escaping!" said Jiang Fei with a sinister smile.


    Down on the ground, where Shadow Cloudfall had landed, she raised her bow and shot an arrow. The arrow whistled across the sky, leaving behind a trail of green aura as it pierced through the heavens.

    "What the--!"

    Jiang Fei was shocked. She was at least eighty meters away from him yet she was still able to attack! She had a further attack range than Jiang Fei!

    Jiang Fei maneuvered the dragon and dodged the arrow. Even though Arrows are considered to be projectile based attacks, they were not the same as spells. It did not have an auto-lock, auto-target system. That means, the further the target, the more likely the targeted player could dodge.


    "What the hell?!"

    The arrow bent miraculously in the air and flew toward Jiang Fei even after he was sure that he could dodge the arrow.


    The arrow landed on Jiang Fei but it only managed to deal under a thousand damage. That made Shadow Cloudfall frowned. Her magic based skill, the Homing Arrow, was supposed to have the ability to instantly kill a target. If she attacked an unguarded magician, she could deal more than 10,000 damage. While that was supposed to be the case, her arrow had only managed to scratch Jiang Fei.

    The fact that she was able to deal damage to Jiang Fei proved that Shadow Cloudfall had an incredibly high Attack power. She was only Level 44 while Jiang Fei was level 59. The two had 15 Level gap which should suppress her attack down to only 1. Jiang Fei's down Defense was ungodly high due to his Legendary Level 40 Plate Armor equipment set. Jiang Fei would have praised Shadow Cloudfall if she was able to deal more than one thousand damage.

    Although Cloudfall had only shot one arrow, it was seen by the mass as the order of attack. Once the arrow landed on Jiang Fei, all 100,000 players started to rush toward Jiang Fei. Even though all of the melee players could not attack Jiang Fei since he was high in the air, the magicians and other ranged attackers had begun their attacks.

    "Looks like violence is the answer here. No matter. Let the bloodshed begin!" said Jiang Fei as he cracked a smile.

    With Jiang Fei's control, he dived and used Searing Breath on the players and managed to instantly kill a few hundred at one go.

    At the same time, Isabella had started to cast Rain of Fire. Paired with the dragon's attack, Jiang Fei had already killed a few hundred of players before even starting to attack on his own.

    Isabella could not equip any equipment like the other players. She only needed to gain levels to become stronger. Her attack power right now was so strong that she was the bane of all Level 40 players. Rain of Fire's attack coverage was not as large as the Forbidden Spell; only at around ten meters wide. However, since the dragon was flying around, she was killing players around simply by casting at one area, like an eraser on a chalkboard. Everywhere the dragon flew, it would leave a trail of dead players in its wake.

    All players besides Shadow Cloudfall alone could not attack Jiang Fei. They could but they were only able to attack the dragon or Isabella and even that only dealt a pitiful one damage point. Most of them were so low level that their attacks missed.

    It was not a battle. Not even a butcher. It was a completely one-sided massacre.
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