Hurricane City – Chapter 44 (The Necromancer)
“Lin Fan…” As I was ready to charge forward, Murong Shan Shan pulled and stopped me abruptly.
I turned back and smiled, “No need to say be careful, I’ll be fine.”
Murong Shan Shan blushed, “You wish! You better lure the aggro of every single monster, I don’t have any red potion anymore!”
I was stunned for a moment. Just as I was ready to head out, Murong Shan Shan stopped me yet again, “Hold on! Lin Fan, I’ll say this beforehand, if there’s any equipment drops later, it’s all yours. I just need the prestige gain.”
“This can’t be. Since when have you become so nice?”
Murong Shan Shan said with a smiling face, “Hehe, you’re a professional gamer after all. Without you, I won’t be able to kill the monsters anyway, so if there’s any equipment loot, you can sell or use it for yourself. I won’t take it from you.”
I thought for a moment and decided there was no need to be courteous with her. I nodded my head and charged forward with my sword.
The Level-32 Necromancer yielded a very far sight and range. Just as I entered the door, a darkness flame was sent over to attack me. In a flash of an eye, I lost 120 Health, and the system notification popped up: “You’re suffering from the power of darkness. Health will drop by 5 points per seconds, effects last for 120 seconds.”
Damn, what a fierce attack!
With no magic-resistance equipment, the damage we received from magical attacks were really high. The high damage figure gave Murong Shan Shan a shock, and she even warned me to “be careful” in the party chat.
There weren’t any delays or intervals between the Necromancer’s attack. As soon as the second strike was launched, I ran around circling the 5 Skeleton Warriors. After I lured them all, I immediately used my [Frozen Blade] onto the Necromancer, which disrupted its magic attack. Murong Shan Shan follow suit and used her [Combo] attack on the Necromancer and disrupted its channeling for the second time. The 5 Armored Skeleton Warriors raised their rusty sword and with a huge swing, they came landing on my body. “55”, “57”, “66”, “62”, “48” – five figures appeared one after another, so powerful!
Just one wave of an attack had chipped off 300 health from me! Including the attack of the Necromancer, my 1110 Health had dropped to 586 in an instant. Fortunately, the attack speed of the Skeleton Warriors were slightly slower, and the magic attack of the Necromancer was interrupted by Shan Shan and me. The short 10 seconds cooldown of the [Combo] was sufficient for us to restrain the magic attack. But some small mistakes in the fights had forced me to gulp down a red potion each time to survive.
Relentlessly, we circled around the Necromancer to attack him. This way, we could reduce the damage suffered from the Skeleton Warriors. Murong Shan Shan also took the opportunity to reduce my burden by luring the aggro of two Skeleton Warriors.
“Shan Shan… I think I have miscalculated…” I gasped and said to her while fighting.
“Why? What’s wrong?” Murong Shan Shan looked at me dubiously.
“Even if we defeat the Necromancer, we won’t have enough potions to deal with these five Armored Skeleton Warriors!”
“Then what to do now?” Murong Shan Shan panicked. And the instant where our movements became sluggish, I was yet attacked by another darkness flame!
F***! As soon as I checked my inventory, I went blank. All 7 red potions had been used up already, but the Necromancer still had 1/5 of its HP remaining. Murong Shan Shan was also getting more nervous, even she could see we were in a do or die position right now.
“Shan Shan, it looks like we’re gonna lose levels!”
Murong Shan Shan was quite silent. While attacking with her [Heavy Strike], she unhappily said, “Let’s just continue attacking, if we die, so be it. Let’s just see if we can bring the Necromancer down with us. If we succeed, then the mission is accomplished.”
Looking at the 600 remaining Health of mine, I helplessly used the [Frozen Blade] once again, followed by my [Heavy Strike] attack. The Necromancer’s Health almost hit rock bottom!
An unexpected turn of events!
The Necromancer who was supposed to fall suddenly raised both of its hands, its entire body was then engulfed by a purple veil of light.
“Oh my God! This BOSS is going to self-destruct! Nearby players and monsters will lose 800 Health upon contact!” Murong Shan Shan words were like a death premonition.
The whole world became quiet and tranquil!
Her snowy face stained by some dirt; Murong Shan Shan stared at me unbelievingly.
“Lin Fan, you didn’t die! You really didn’t die!!”
It was true. How come I didn’t die?
I immediately looked through the battle log and saw a line within the records: You have been resurrected by the power of [Resurrection Orb]-1110 Health and 462 Mana has been restored! (TL Note: I decide to change the term ‘Pearl Jewel’ into ‘Orb’. Thanks, Voskara! And I think that the MC’s luck is way too OP. F***ing unbelievable!)
Surviving the aftermath gave off a really wonderful feeling!
The Necromancer’s self-destruction had also annihilated the 5 Armored Skeleton Warriors. Murong Shan Shan was fortunate to still have 23 Health remaining from her 862 Health. If it was a profession like Magicians that lacked Health, it would be hard to escape death even if they were at Level-30. No wonder so many players were complaining about cases where the boss self-destructed. With the level and equipment most players currently had, not even a handful of Warriors could withstand this attack.
When I showed the attribute of the [Resurrection Orb] to Murong Shan Shan, she was really bewildered and thought I was a lucky bastard.
The Necromancer only dropped a cape and nothing else, instead, the 5 Armored Skeleton Warriors left behind a pair of boots and a necklace.
Murong Shan Shan was about to drool, she stared at the equipment and said, “Lin Fan, it’s all yours. Quick, go pick it up!”
I laughed and picked up the equipment then shared it to the party:
[Cloak of Darkness] (Blue Equipment)
Additional Effect: Dark Magic Resistance increases by 25%
Required Level: 26
[Undead’s Battleboots] (Green Equipment)
Required Level: 24
[Necklace of the Dead] (Green Equipment)
Required Level: 22
Murong Shan Shan was shocked to the point of jaw-dropping. All these 3 equipment were fitted for warriors to equip. It seemed my character was really extraordinary.
I immediately equipped the [Cloak of Darkness] and [Undead’s Battleboots]. With this, I managed to fill the 2 vacant equipment slots of my avatar. That necklace… After some consideration, I gave it to Murong Shan Shan. She was enraptured and said, “Is this necklace a gift for me?”
“Of course, I can’t let you battle in vain!”
This necklace’s attributes wasn’t really special. To be frank, I wasn’t that mindful about it. Although this kind of necklace could still be sold above the price of 1000, but I just wanted to give it to Murong Shan Shan…
“Cheap~!” I cursed myself…
Murong Shan Shan equipped the necklace and joyfully said, “Now my avatar is fully equipped. Lin Fan, thank you!”
“Let’s go complete our mission, I’m dead exhausted. I don’t even know when my red-named status will disappear.”
“Alright, let’s go hand in our mission!”