Reincarnated With the Book of Knowledge - RWBK Chapter 107 1vs2
In the distance, Robin and ViVi stood side by side, gazing intently at the battlefield.
“I hope everything will be okay,” ViVi said anxiously.
There was too much at stake in this battle, for both her Kingdom and Rhodes who was risking his life; ViVi didn’t want anything to go wrong.
“We will be fine. The plan is flawless, we’re unbeatable in this fight,” Robin said calmly.
“At this level of combat, life and death are not determined in an instant.”
“If Rhodes can’t win, we will reveal our identities and make the vice admiral stop,” Robin added.
This was why she, who was usually very cautious, had appeared on the edge of the battlefield.
“Is that so?” ViVi breathed a small sigh of relief, but her eyes remained glued to the fight.
Regardless of Rhodes’ motives for being here, the ultimate goal was to fight for Alabasta.
Meanwhile, on the battlefield, the sound of sand rustling filled the air. Under Crocodile’s influence, sand continuously spread out from under his feet, gradually transforming the desert-like terrain into a sea of fine sand.
His eyes were cold and indifferent, as if looking at a dead man. With each step, a layer of fine sand was spread on the ground.
“This will be your grave!” he declared with an icy tone.
Without warning, Crocodile lunged forward, his right arm transformed into sand and swung fiercely at Rhodes.
“Arching Sand Hill!” he shouted.
A crescent-shaped sand blade suddenly appeared and swept towards Rhodes.
The sand blade carried a strange and dangerous aura that didn’t cleave through flesh, but sucked out all the moisture from any living organism it touched.
Faced with this move, Rhodes’ response was simple.
He clenched his fist, gathering thunder and lightning that flashed brighter than the sun, then struck forward.
His punch struck the sand blade, and the violent force instantly shattered it. The lightning energy ravaged the sand blade, destroying the desiccating force that had been sucking out moisture.
“Not bad for a person who has made a name for himself on the high seas. You have some skills,” Crocodile remarked, impressed by Rhodes’ strength.
He extended his right hand and pressed it fiercely into the ground.
“Erode…Reincarnation!” he called out.
He stimulated the power of the Sand Sand devil fruit to the extreme, causing countless cracks to appear on the desert-like land. Wherever he pressed his right hand, the plague-like energy spread.
These cracks shattered the earth, absorbing all the moisture until it turned into dry dust.
In just a blink of an eye, the deserted land stretching dozens of meters in all directions turned into sand and dust, surging towards Rhodes.
At the same time, the Momonga on the side also made a move.
With lightning-fast speed, he flashed behind Rhodes in an instant, and then a shocking green sword aura suddenly burst out from his blade, slashing towards Rhodes.
“One Sword Style… Lightning!”
Upon seeing the Momonga finally made a move, the picture in Crocodile’s was so clear, if he were to attack Rhodes from the other direction, he will leave him no chance to dodge.
At this level, even if they had never cooperated before, their rich combat experience was enough to let them find their own positions in battle in an instant.
The top sword master Momonga attacked while Crocodile controlled the sand and dust to block all of Rhodes’ escaping routes.
Seeing this scene, Rhodes chuckled, controlling thunder with his left hand to resist the sand and dust, and drawing his sword with his right.
A silver-white sword aura suddenly appeared, meeting the green sword aura head-on.
The silver and green sword auras collided, causing a huge residual force to rush in all directions, tearing the earth apart and lifting up the sand and dust.
When the dust settled, Rhodes and Momonga’s blades were pressed against each other, fighting for dominance. Occasionally, their friction would generate amazing sword Qi ripples, tearing apart the earth.
Momonga was secretly surprised, not expecting Rhodes to possess such incredible sword skills at such a young age.
No wonder that Gion was so proud of him.
“Am I still a little lacking?”
Rhodes gripped his sword with both hands and exerted all his strength, but the Momonga’s blade was as solid as a rock, and he couldn’t even shake it.
Suddenly, Rhodes’ brow furrowed. Using his Kenbunshoku Haki, he sensed that something was not right. He stepped on the ground and immediately jumped back without hesitation.
In the next moment, a sand blade shot out from the ground like lightning, but missed its target.
“Kenbunshoku Haki, huh?”
Not far away, Crocodile slowly stood up, his tone icy but his eyes somewhat unwilling.
Of course, Crocodile knew the power of Haki and had worked hard to learn it, but he had never succeeded in mastering it. This was also one of the reasons why he had pinned his hopes and future on ancient weapons.
“Sand is really troublesome.”
Rhodes’ eyes flickered as he glanced towards Crocodile, standing off in the distance.
But before he could make a move, Momonga charged in, sword raised high.
A blue aura emanated from the blade, creating an arc in the air as it cut towards Rhodes.
Rhodes leapt into the air, dodging the Momonga’s attack. He then stepped forward, using the momentum to launch himself towards Crocodile. His sword crackled with electricity as he struck down with all his might.
Crocodile snorted disdainfully, his arm transforming into a giant sand blade that swung upwards towards the sky.
Thunderous sword energy clashed against the colossal sand blade, creating a cloud of dust and lightning that engulfed everything around them.
The sand might have been able to stop the lightning, but it couldn’t withstand the sword that could slice through steel and tear apart the earth.
The silver-white sword aura shattered the sand, tearing through the sky at lightning speed towards Crocodile.
Despite his fruit powers, martial arts, and haki, Crocodile couldn’t dodge this lightning-fast attack. He could only swing his golden hook in a desperate attempt to defend himself while transforming his body into sand.
Even the residual sword energy had enough power to slice through steel, and without the added protection of armament haki, Crocodile’s golden hook couldn’t withstand the blow.
But it was enough time for him to transform into sand and float away from the final blast.
“I thought he only learned how to use Kenbunshoku Haki, but he mastered the Busoshoku Haki too!?”
Crocodile gazed at Rhodes with a mixture of shock and disbelief.
This kid, is he really only seventeen?
Even if he started training from the womb, it still wouldn’t explain how he could be so powerful.
His swordsmanship, Busoshoku haki, Kenbunshoku haki, and the nonsensical thunder power…
It was all too much!
Crocodile was once a supernova, and in his years as a Shichibukai, he had encountered countless supernovas. But he had never seen someone like Rhodes, who was not only the strongest he has ever seeen, but a freakishly well-rounded one as well!