Chapter 568 I Don’t Need to Do Anything
Paine had lived for more than two hundred years. He had spent most of his time since he was created by the Life Goddess in the Paradise of Life, but occasionally, he was asked to run errands for the Life Goddess in the main plane.
So, he had some understanding of the main plane, and he knew that human beings had an ambivalent nature and would be as humble as ants when faced with creatures that were much more powerful than themselves.
Only a few of them, such as Roland and the few Legendary Mages who fought him before, had the courage to look at powerful creatures uprightly.
However, what was he seeing at this moment?
He was welcomed by an ocean of arrows, mixed with a great number of magic bullets and lightning arrows, the moment he teleported back to the main plane.
Was he being ambushed?
Though deeply surprised, he subconsciously established a black wall of magic power before himself.
At least twenty thousand arrows and almost ten thousand magic bullets hit the wall.
Then, there were countless dull noises.
Supposedly, there should’ve been clinking noises when the arrows hit the magic power wall.
However, because too many arrows hit the wall at the same time, the resulting noise was weird and dull, and sounded as if a heavy ram was battering an iron gate. A demigod was still a demigod even though he had been enfeebled.
The attacks from tens of thousands of players were blocked by the black wall easily.
There were no fixed ways of playing any class in this game.
Almost everybody could use a long-range weapon, except that some were better at it than others were. Even the pure Great Swordsmen could shoot a bird with a bow.
All players were afraid of being kited, so even the melee classes usually had a short bow or a crossbow for self-defense.
This was precisely why the black angel was hit by so many arrows.
Besides, since the players knew that the black angel was coming, they had definitely prepared aerial attacks in advance in order to conquer the major boss. The first wave of long-range attacks were all deflected. Such an overwhelming attack was handled so easily. If this was an army of natives, their morale probably would’ve dropped.
However, the players thought that it was quite natural.
That was a boss. How could a boss be killed so easily? It wasn’t like killing the boss was part of a plot.
Therefore, the players weren’t frustrated at all but got even more excited.
Dodging the deflected arrows, the players roared and launched a second wave of attacks.
This time, not only were a great number of arrows launched, but many nets were also hidden among the arrows at cunning angles. They weren’t unfolded until they approached the black angel.
But still, they were all blocked by the black wall.
Seeing the nets, the black angel recovered from his shock and burst into rage.
“You despicable human beings, you’re treating me like a bird?”
He drew a cross with his finger, and black cross-shaped spatial crevices were instantly formed. They were pushed forward and cut a significant number of players in half.
After four Dimensional Slashes in a row, only half of the players remained.
It had only been three minutes since the battle began.
Looking at the odorous river of blood and the broken limbs on the ground, the black angel put on a cold smile.
He thought that these humans must be horrified now that he had killed thirty thousand of them.
However… the remaining players attacked the black angel crazily without any fear.
They seemed even more excited than before.
Paine was weakened to begin with. A few hours earlier, although he wasn’t greatly damaged by Roland’s fireball, he did lose a lot of power while he tried to resist the unbelievable explosion.
After that, he wasted a lot of power when he repaired the dimensional portals too.
As a matter of fact, he wasn’t even one-third as strong as in his prime.
Resisting the terrible distance attacks with magic power wall while launching counterattacks with Dimensional Slashes, he was already exhausted.
He even had the feeling that he was about to collapse.
He didn’t understand why these humans weren’t running away.
Then, he suddenly caught sight of the simple ritual tables behind the crazy human beings, where many people were being resurrected. He finally realized what opponents he had been faced with.
“Golden Sons! They’re Golden Sons!” The black angel clenched his fists and veins bulged on his face. He roared at the sky, “Roland, you tricked me! This isn’t over!”
The whole world seemed to be filled with his roar of humiliation and rage.
Roland, who had been watching the drama in the channel, felt that the guy’s furious roar was more like the moan of a dog that had just lost a fight.
The streamer of this channel got a close-up shot of the black angel’s face, which revealed sadness and anger.
He also said, “Homies, look at our pathetic victim here! Roland is really one heinous bastard. Not only did he steal someone else’s love, but he also kicks the guy away and makes his life hard. How I pity him.”
The viewers in the channel all agreed with the streamer and roasted Roland, but deep in their hearts, they all hoped that they could be Roland.
Among those viewers, Roland read their strongly biased comments, lost for words.
There was nothing between him and Nia. He never even took her hand once. Why was he rumored to be a girlfriend stealer?
After the roar, the black angel turned around and jumped back into the portal.
Then, the portal vanished.
He looked like a black rooster that had just been defeated.
The tens of thousands of players all sighed. They hadn’t fully enjoyed the fight yet.
However, they weren’t really surprised that the black angel escaped.
After all, the quest said that they were to kick the darkness back to the Realm of Devils, not to kill the boss.
Besides, not many players could fly at this moment. It was barely possible for them to kill a demigod angel who could fly very fast.
It was very lucky that they could drive the guy back to the Realm of Devils.
The players couldn’t have caught the black angel at all if he had simply flown away.
But of course, considering the players’ terrifying doggedness in their quests, they would probably follow the black angel like an army of locusts wherever he went under the direction of the quest system.
During their march, they would kill all the creatures that the system allowed them to, such as evil bandits and monsters!
After Paine left in humiliation, all the players who received the quest completed it and got a reasonable amount of EXP.
Many players who were around level five had a level-up because of the reward of EXP. The players who had higher levels didn’t feel they lost anything either. Even the streamer, who had been watching the show the whole time and only shot one arrow at the black angel, had a level-up too. He roared in excitement, “Homies, do you know that I got more than 7,000 EXP points? Half of my EXP bar was filled instantly! Hahaha! I’m level seven right now. Thank Roland for the quest he shared, and thank you all for watching my stream. I love you…”
Roland left the channel. His quest had been completed too.
Since he was the initiator of the quest, he had gotten the most EXP of all, which was about thirty thousand points.
This was almost a free quest… He needn’t do anything but watch the show.
Also, he realized that he had earned a lot from every incident that was related to the black angel Paine.
In the first quest that was related to the black angel, he received the shield from Nia.
In the second time, he received the copious rewards from the Red Magic Tower.
In the third time, which was the oasis purge from earlier, he received abundant EXP and a special item. Although it wasn’t really useful to him, it should be able to be sold for a high price.
This time, a lot of EXP had been offered to him without him doing anything again.
Roland found that Paine was really a good guy.
Such a fortune bringer was hard to come by. Roland decided to interact with him more often in the future.
Satisfied, Roland left the channel and drank a mouthful of water in delight.
Although the players only fought the black angel for several seconds, they were very satisfied too.
Everybody who received the quest got EXP. Also, it was exciting to be part of the fight against a world boss.
Not all the players had the opportunity to fight a boss.
Some players had never even met elite monsters before. They only killed bandits and lesser monsters on their way to their current level.
They were all thrilled to participate in this special boss quest.
So much for the demigod… who had been kicked away by tens of thousands of players.
Unfortunately, most epic quests had a maximum number of participants.
Otherwise, the players would probably be able to kill a real god with their joint efforts.
That was exactly what everybody was discussing on the forum.
Meantime, many people thanked Roland for giving them an opportunity to have an unforgettable interaction with a real boss. After a night of rest, Roland resumed the journey with his companions the next day.
Nothing worth mentioning happened during the rest of the journey. They reached one of the Monochrome Magic Tower’s affiliated cities safe and sound.
The name of the city was Tebesia.
The black cat, who had been grim all the here worrying that something might happen, was finally relieved.
She looked much more high-spirited than before.
The vulpera prince, on the other hand, looked even more frustrated than before.
He had tried to escape on the way, but the moment he subtly loosened the magic shackles, Roland would sense it and strengthen them again.
He didn’t have a chance at all.
He couldn’t persuade them to work for him. The two catgirls simply turned a deaf ear to him.
Roland didn’t need to listen to him either. The wealth and magic materials he promised weren’t worth mentioning compared to the rewards of the Spatial Magic Tower.
The black cat showed her identity at the city gate and led the three of them into the city.
The residents of this city were mostly human beings, like those in the Red Magic Tower.
However, the constituents of the hybrid community here were different from those in the Red Magic Tower.
The hybrids here were almost exclusively cat-humans.
Holding Marilyn’s hand, Maromatha said excitedly, “Look, this is our clan’s habitat. The leadership of the Spatial Magic Tower is willing to protect us while we live here…”
But before she finished, a scream burst out.
Ten meters before them, a male cat-human who was heavily wounded collapsed on the ground with a painful wail.