I BECAME A LEGION LICH - Chapter 277 - 277 Triple alliance
277 Triple alliance
Most thoughts were filled with worry and anxiety as people tried to gather as much of their belongings as possible before fleeing.
‘I found a mage in the baron’s mansion.’ The aberration that flew towards the noble area of ??the city spoke, drawing the attention of its peers. He was speaking in human language, try the new language to get used to it easily.
‘There are a few dozen mana users, but most are weak and aren’t even in the second layer life. This place must be a city of low importance to humans, there are barely any forces defending them.’ The platoon leader noticed and began to lose interest in the city.
‘There’s nothing that can interest us in this town, so let’s go ahead and follow the fleeing people to the nearest big city. We can take this time to tag as many people as possible.’ He kept talking and left the city, followed by his companions.
The gate on the opposite side was crowded and several carriages and wagons were leaving the city in a hurry, so the aberrations followed, hypnotizing as many refugees as possible.
The same thing was happening in several different places on Mirkor and the Belaster Islands, dozens of groups of aberrations reached small towns or human villages, brainwashing its residents to use them as puppets and unwitting spies for the demihumans.
Slowly, the aberrations were creating an espionage system in the human realms, which would only spread over time.
Those who landed in the southwest of the continent, on the other hand, didn’t have to do anything as complicated as spying. There were no kingdoms or soldiers in the Savannahs, only monsters and half-human tribes.
There were large tribes of demihumans that had subjugated others to form territories, intelligent monsters that ruled over other species, or unowned territories where the law of the jungle prevailed, but none of these posed a real challenge to the evolved demihuman troops.
The evolved demihumans of the first wave had swept through the regions closest to where they had set up camp, so they were more or less used to the level of power in the savannahs.
They lost a few dozen soldiers during the fighting, but they didn’t hesitate to keep fighting to expand the demihumans’ territory on the continent.
When the second wave of invaders landed on the mainland, the demihumans who were already camping received them warmly before leaving and starting to march east.
It was a custom of the giants that the weakest would always be sent ahead to exploit enemy forces, and the evolved demihumans had adopted this culture.
The evolved demi-humans of the second wave would only leave when the next ones arrived and could take over the camps.
The demi-humans on the march were still far from Athos’s position and the black skeletons, but if they kept the pace, they could cross the Savannahs in the period of 10 months, a little more since they would have to face countless monsters and invade the territory of several clans.
It was uncertain whether the demihumans would be able to maintain their gait and cross the savannahs, however. There were simply too many monsters and half-human clans in the way.
Although the evolved demihumans were stronger individually, the enemies were numerically superior. There were only a few thousand in each advancing group, but the number of monsters and demihumans numbered in the millions.
While the aberrations created a spy network and the demihumans in the Southwest marched east, the humans also began to fight back to retake their lost territories.
After almost an entire day of destroying enemy camps, Kian contacted the main forces of the continent to inform them of his deeds and the adventurers, shocking not only the three kingdoms, but also the order of magic and the church.
Everyone knew that Kian was a powerful warrior, his deeds were legendary and known throughout the three kingdoms and beyond, reaching even to the Adula empires.
Kian was a warrior considered immortal and older than all the elders of the order and saints of the church, holding his position as the strongest human born on the continent of Caprio for centuries.
However, no one expected him to get directly involved in the war and in such a short period of time be able to kill so many evolved demihumans.
The performance of the adventuring parties was also a surprise to everyone. Adventurers were known to be individually strong, but had trouble working together as an army.
It was part of the reason adventurers weren’t forcibly drafted into war. The leaders of all organizations feared that adventurers would not obey orders and act recklessly, compromising the army and exposing them to enemies.
Their mindset had to change after the adventurers’ actions. Many voices were raised saying that they should start recruiting adventurers, but Kian himself was opposed to this.
He insisted that the adventurers maintain the status they had until now and act as an allied organization, rather than submitting to the whims of the three kingdoms.
Royalty and nobles were vehemently opposed to letting the adventurers run wild in such a troubled period, but strangely they were on their own.
The order and the church accepted that the guild would act independently, only requiring that they collaborate in defending the borders and take part in the burden of defending the fortress.
Many did not understand the church and order’s decision to allow a third party to join a group in a similar position to theirs, but there was not much they could do.
The three kingdoms had already ceded authority during these times of war, so they could only express their dissatisfaction at seeing the guild join the war and immediately rise above themselves.
What the royalty and nobles didn’t know was that Kian had contacted Canan and Eishin shortly after he finished attacking the camps. He had already contacted the human gods directly and made his request.
Kian had known the human Gods since he reached the twentieth layer of life and had caught the attention of both of them. In the past, they had invited Kian to their respective palaces and tried to recruit him, but Kian had both declined, arrogantly saying that he did not agree with their ideas and would not abandon the Caprio continent.
The two Gods did not take Kian’s refusal well, but forgave him and kept in touch with him, wanting to maintain a good relationship with him, in case he was able to break the fourth wall of progression and step into the realm of the demigods in the future.
When they got the call from Kian and heard what it was about, they almost immediately agreed with him. They were both in need of help in their respective territories and it was impossible to send any help, so they were more than happy to have Kian and the adventurer’s guild help out.
A few hours after the adventurer’s guild was accepted as the third independent organization in the alliance, the humans began organizing a counterattack on the evolved demihuman camps.
The church and order already planned to attack the camps and were preparing to attack, so they only had to share the burden with the adventurer’s guild and exclude those who were already destroyed by Kian or the guildmasters of the three kingdoms.
The three kingdoms also joined in a great offensive, gathering their armies to try to match the power of the international organizations, but they were barely able to match them.
Court mages were unable to match the powers of order mages, while elite knights barely matched crusaders.
The royal knight and mage were the elite of their respective kingdoms and everyone was at the minimum sixth tier of life, but that was just the minimum level for enemies.
Among all the armies, the forces of the three kingdoms were definitely the weakest and it was uncertain whether they would be able to destroy a demihuman camp even with their overwhelming numbers.
The only thing they were certain of was that whatever the outcome, it would be a bloodbath.
Inside the Black Skeletons’ fortress, while the humans attacked the Evolved Demi-Human camps.
The construction of the fortress was progressing more and more, the skeleton dwarf, earth mages and runesmiths working almost non-stop, stopping only when they ran out of mana.
The mages had already finished enchanting the second wall and the stronghold was about to be completed, but construction had temporarily slowed down while the black skeletons worked inside the stronghold.
After learning that Athos was working on a way to develop the magic organs and recover the skeletons’ bodies, the black skeletons hurried to build a laboratory where he could work.