A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 73 (Part 2)
‘Activate Aura, Enhance Body, Powerful Downward Strike!’
Kaiyan swung his sword vigorously, feeling the terrifying power erupting from within his body. Salmos tried to raise his arm in surprise, but it was too late.
Just like Ecrin, Salmos, whose left arm was cut off, staggered back, holding onto his arm, but Kaiyan wouldn’t let him go. Even with one arm less, as an advanced expert, he wouldn’t be easy to deal with, so he had to end this here.
Kaiyan dashed forward as Salmos retreated.
“I really can’t understand. Why didn’t you kill Ecrin earlier? That’s what I’m saying!”
Kaiyan quickly thrust his sword, and it pierced Salmos’s chest, reaching his heart.
He might not have killed Ecrin due to his complacency, but Kaiyan was different. Having learned battles on the battlefield where a single misstep could cost a life, he wouldn’t make the foolish mistake of being complacent in a fight.
“Do knights specialize in being complacent? When you have the chance to finish it, you finish it.”
As Kaiyan pulled his sword from Salmos’ chest, blood spurted like a fountain from Salmos’s mouth and chest, and he collapsed to the ground.
“Now, get ready. Jansen.”
Turning to see a very surprised expression, Kaiyan glanced at Jansen hiding behind the Marshal Knights, then turned his attention to Barvan, who was fighting with the knights led by Grandel.
“As the client dies, the reward can’t be collected.”
Although Barvan and Ecrin were in a very unfavorable situation, surrounded by dozens of knights, at least they were fighting better than Barvan had expected.
‘No matter who I am, facing multiple opponents at once is tough.’
Up ahead, more than ten knights were swarming, and from behind, the group known as the Marshal Knights was rushing in. It was a daunting task to face dozens of knights attacking from both sides. Moreover, these guys wouldn’t be complacent anymore, having seen their comrades’ deaths.
With a brief thought, he moved swiftly. He headed towards where Barvan and Ecrin were fiercely struggling against the knights rushing from the front.
Lowering his body like facing monsters, he aimed for the knights’ legs and swung his sword.
Despite being quite sharp attacks, the knights managed to deflect my sword collectively in an instant. However…
“What I aimed for from the beginning was that, you idiots!”
As the knights in the front staggered to block my sword, those coming behind them hastily stopped, causing their formations to crumble completely.
‘One step to the left.’
Dodging the attack of the knight swinging his sword while thrusting his body forward, Kaiyan swiftly evaded to the left and then extended his sword straight at a startled knight behind.
With a lively sound, the knight with a pierced throat spat blood and fell, and the one in front, perhaps thinking Kaiyan had ignored him, blindly pushed forward with his face distorted.
“Kruu! How dare you!”
“Tsk. Keep your head cool in battle.”
It might have been a good judgment if monsters were the opponents, but in terms of shoulder width, a soldier with a longer weapon than a sword was more advantageous for striking.
As Kaiyan extended his sword toward the waist of the charging knight, he turned his body in surprise, but Kaiyan’s rapidly approaching sword still managed to slash across his waist.
“This guy! Radon, step back! Haaap!”
“He’s not to be underestimated! Attack from all sides!”
Just as Kaiyan was about to finish off the knight whose waist he slashed, the knights who had come right up to him violently swung their swords, and Kaiyan had no choice but to step back as they managed to deflect his strikes.
In an instant, dozens of exchanges of attacks occurred, and the knights seemed to have realized that Kaiyan wasn’t an easy opponent. Unlike before, they didn’t rush in thoughtlessly; instead, they held their swords in a defensive stance.
What the knights were waiting for was the Marshal Knights rapidly approaching from behind. They intended to attack him from both sides.
“It won’t work like that!”
If the knights didn’t come in, he would have to push inward even if it meant incurring some losses.
It might be an impossible feat for regular knights, even for a high-level expert like an Over Expert, but Kaiyan was a player, far different from ordinary knights.
Based on high stats, Kaiyan swung his sword vigorously, deflecting the knights’ strikes and continuing to advance inward.
“Fall back! Don’t get too close, maintain distance!”
‘That Grandel guy.’
Following Grandel’s orders from behind, the knights gradually stepped back as Kaiyan pressed forward. It was indeed a sensible decision, befitting of intermediate knights who weren’t indecisive.
As Kaiyan struggled to break through the knights guarding their positions due to Grandel’s orders, a sense of danger surged.
“He’s the Marshal Knights’ responsibility! Die!”
‘They’re all below Grandel’s level. Cognitive Acceleration!’
Upon activating Cognitive Acceleration, attacks flying toward Kaiyan’s head and body from behind felt vividly real.
‘What should I do?’
Dealing with their attacks was a considerable dilemma. Retreating would make it difficult to break through again, but moving forward without hesitation would mean facing potential injury.
As he pondered, unable to bear the injuries, at the moment he was about to step back…
A bright light erupted from the ground around Kaiyan in an instant, forming a magic circle. From the completed magic circle, something transparent emerged and enveloped his body.
Simultaneously, the knights’ swords struck the magic from behind, and the swords, hitting the magic, bounced away as if they had struck something soft, leaving Kaiyan unscathed.
“You did well!”
Turning his head, Kaiyan looked at Rieka sitting in the corner. Torn parchment was scattered around her feet. She had used an emergency magic scroll since Kaiyan looked endangered.
“Yes! You did great!”
“By the way, that was the most expensive magic scroll! Maybe… was it the 400G one? Hehe!”
“…That was a mistake.”
Prepared for unforeseen circumstances, the 5th Circle magic scroll had vanished so unsatisfactorily.
Yes, something had felt odd. Unless it was a 5th Circle magic, facing dozens of swords from all directions, there was no way the shield could have held up.
The anger over the lost 400G surged from within.
To earn 400G, it took a whopping four days of continuous monster hunting, excluding sleep time, in the monster habitats. It felt incredibly disheartening to see it vanish so futilely.
“You guys won’t die easily… Especially Jansen.”