Chapter 837 - Discovered
"This is the last part of our mission and also the most dangerous one, from the intelligence we have gathered and intelligence provided to us by the Guild, we can guess that there are 1200 to 1400 Violet Stripped Serpantmen present in that launchpad." The leader said as she forwarded the mission details to us.
It had been twelve days since we have come to this dangerous Marsh and already had finished two missions with the only single casualty.
In both missions, our teams did it well, especially Ashlyn, who had killed all the low-level Grimm Monsters in two minutes of battle starts, which helped everyone immensely that we had finished battle within ten minutes.
My strength also has advanced, I have become a Three-Star Golden Elite, and with the aid of my Totem Artifact, I could now exhibit the power of Five Star Golden Elite, but this is not my biggest gain of the past twelve days.
My biggest gain is Refining Energy; I now could refine quite an amount of Energy while fighting. So, as long as I did not go too far with the Method Energies, they will now last me the whole battle as I continue refining them.
"For this mission, everybody has to be careful." The leader said, "We will be facing a huge number of Grimm Monsters, our highest numbers yet." she added solemnly.
Everyone nodded, facing fourteen hundred Grimm Monsters is no joke, we are not careful and hadn't planned properly, we all could get exterminated by the Grimm Monster and our dead bodies eaten by them, which is a worse thing than death.
After the solemn warning, the team leader started outlining the battle strategy; it is similar to previous but also different. The strategy is being outlined to micro-level, from the place we will be entering the Camp to what Grimm Monsters you will be facing.
When I heard the strategy for the first mission, I was quite shocked at how the team leader was able to predict the power of the Grimm Monster we would face after we entered their camp.
The thing is when you have enough intelligence about the enemy. It is very easy to predict their movements down to point what they will eat at night to who they will talk too much less who they will attack when their camp is broken.
"Does anyone have any questions about strategy?" Leader asked again, seeing everyone shaking their heads in no, "Let's go then, it is time for us to kill some Grimm Monster." said the team leader.
A few seconds later, we flew out of the hidden abode and moved toward the launchpad of the Grimm Monster. It is still dark outside as the first mission, but instead of it being early in the evening, it is closer to the dawn.
We have decided to launch an attack at dawn as Violet Stripped Serpantman are the nocturnal species, and they started to sleep an hour before dawn, so this is the best time to launch an attack when most of these monsters are sleeping.
Time pa.s.sed by, and one and half hour later, we have reached the Camp of the Grimm Monsters. It looks the same as I've seen it the day before yesterday when I came to scout the information.
It is the size of a small town and inside it, violet-colored tall, slender Grimm Monsters could be seen patrolling.
If one looked at them carefully, they would see that these violet-colored Grimm Monsters seemed quite bored and sleepy and always, always checking their wrist device.
We observed these monsters for the minute before we slowly moved toward the camps, on the way we placed multiple devices for multiple devices that were used for multiple reasons.
These devices are the backbone of our mission, which acts as the defender against the outside disturbance when we are fighting.
They not only isolate the fighting sound completely, but they also cloak the area around the usual scenery, which helps us fight without worry about the outside disturbance.
We reached near the Violet Striped Serpantmen that are patrolling outside. We are now looking at the time on holowatches, as soon as clocks tick in on the decided time, we will move and kill these b.a.s.t.a.r.ds.
Time pa.s.sed as we waited with bated breath, and soon the clock ticks in 4:45. One could see beautiful faint orange light of the sunset permitting in the sky, but we are in no condition to enjoy that as it is the time to start killing.
Slice Puchi Slice Puchi
As the clocks ticked 4:45, all of us got to get out of the spot and move toward the monster, may I say others moved while I stayed on the spot and threw four knives together which were clocked in violet energy and my fire ability.
All the four knives. .h.i.t the four Violet Striped Serpantmens who were at a different place and at a different level. The knives. .h.i.t squarely on the head of the Violet Striped Serpantmen, killing all of them immediately before they even have a chance to scream.
A second later, my group also finished killing the Violet Stripped Serpantmen that were around, and we moved toward the forcefield of the camp sneakily
This is the most important time of the mission. Now we are on tight time, in thirty seconds, we not only have to destroy the teleportation formation but also get inside the camp.
The quicker we could finish some Violet Stripped Serpantmen before the whole h.e.l.l breaks loose, the better.
This time I am quite close to teleportation formation, unlike the last two times when I attacked from behind the camp before I moved toward the center to fight in the big battle.
I could see how the team leader with her team moved closer to the edge of the forcefield and placed the drill on it before she sneakily went inside and hidden in the shadow of the small tree.
She did everything flawlessly, and her bow was just materializing when her expression changed suddenly.
I saw the reason for that and my expression couldn't help but change also, as the worst-case scenario had happened.
I saw Grimm Monster coming toward her at a very swift speed, and the same time blue color light started to emit across the whole camp, there must be sound too.
Seeing that horror appeared on my face as those beside me and the worst expected scenario had happened. We have been discovered, it is very evident by the horde of the Violet Striped Serpantmen that were coming out of their abodes.
Not only that, but Violet Striped Serpantmen had also surrounded the Teleportation Gate tightly to protect it. They even seemed to call for reinforcement as the Grimm Monsters started to walk out of the formation.
"Group leader, drill the hole in the forcefield, I have the idea to destroy the Teleportation Gate," I said without wasting time on explaining how, as there is no time to do that.
Once discovered, there is no way we will be able to run away as they will chase us, and with Grimm Monsters that have Camps around, of all thirty-seven of us there will be very few able to get away alive.
My group leader, as an experienced member of the death brigade, quickly took out the drill and placed it on the forcefield without wasting any time asking questions.