Queen held her knight sword pointed towards the sky, but nothing happened.
There was no light flashing, no aura descending, no skill activated.
“Holy Sword! Holy Sword!”
Queen, a little stunned, put down the arm which she had been raising and stared flabbergasted at the sword in her hand. This scene was just too embarrassing for her.
“It’s a really ‘powerful’ attack.”
Su Xiao’s ridicule caused Queen to snap out of her stupor in anger.
At this time, Queen just noticed the reminder of the Reincarnation Paradise that she had no Mana anymore.
Queen couldn’t understand the situation. From the start of the fight to the present, she had only used three skills. She was afraid that her Mana would be insufficient before, so she had bought a necklace that increased her Mana capacity by 30 points.
Queen did not understand the situation, but Su Xiao knew that his skill ‘Azure Steel Shadow’ burned his opponent’s Mana away.
He did not understand just how effective it would be against sorcerers, but it had a miraculous impact against this shield warrior with low Mana capacity.
After a few hits, even if the opponent survived, that person would no longer be able to use skills.
From a long time ago, Su Xiao had questions about one aspect of the occupation [the Shadow of the Law]. The description caused him to think that it focused on fighting sorcerers, but just how was he to do so?
If he could get close to the sorcerer, he could just continually slash at the sorcerer and overwhelm his opponent with the pain of ‘Azure Steel Shadow’ burning his or her Mana, but how would he be able to close in on the sorcerers?
The skills of this job that were locked should solve this problem, otherwise the profession would be unqualified to be titled the ‘the Shadow of the Law.’
It was still too early for him to think about these things though. Right now, the first thing he needed to do, was to kill the enemy right in front of him.
After Su Xiao determined that Queen had no Mana anymore, he rushed forward straight away.
Even though Queen had drunk the unknown potion and suddenly got stronger, she was still a tiger without teeth after without her Mana.
As for the knight sword in Queen’s hand, Su Xiao just ignored it. Queen didn’t know how to use the sword at all.
Su Xiao rushed forwards and slashed at Queen’s throat.
The long blade sang as it moved through the air.
Queen lifted her sword to defend herself, but she did not manage to block in time, Su Xiao’s sword reached her and managed to cut a piece off of her ear.
Her ear fell down while Queen felt a strange buzzing sound in her head.
Su Xiao retreated a step after that hit, for his next attack, he would need to accumulate energy again.
Su Xiao shot forward, got close to Queen, raised his left knee and slammed it into Queen’s side just above her waist.
He hit her just below her ribcage, a very fragile location for the human body.
While Queen still felt dizzy from the cut, she was hit hard, how she felt at this moment could only be imagined.
Su Xiao took a step back and jumped her again. This time he used his sword again, aiming at her chest. The slash cut open her armor and revealed her white skin.
He drew blood once again, clouding Queen with great pain.
But the energy-bird flying above her head apparently had the effect of muting pain, since she still had some strength to fight back.
Queen’s consciousness was not strong enough though. An experienced warrior would have been able to ignore most pain in the midst of battle.
“You bastard, go and die!”
Queen tried her best to attack with her sword. Su Xiao did not block her directly, but jumped aside, flexibly evading her sword.
Su Xiao had just landed after dodging, when he jumped forwards again.
He had avoided Queen’s attack, now her weakness was exposed to Su Xiao.
He had managed to score a hit on her throat, causing a slightly deep cut and making her stagger backwards.
Queen gasped heavily, she felt like her lungs were on fire, her every breath was extremely difficult.
“What, where’d your confident expression go?”
Su Xiao slowly approached Queen, from the start of the fight to the present, he seemed completely calm and in control.
If it were the entire group of shield warrior, sniper and support besiege him together, he would definitely not be so relaxed, but the most powerful among those three was the damage dealer, the sniper, who was currently fighting Suzuya Juzo.
The shield warrior in front of him was very good too, but in a close-ranged fight, she just wasn’t Su Xiao’s opponent.
Su Xiao thought of it like this, if the development direction of most contractors was PVE, then his was full on PVP, and the Reincarnation Paradise engineered him to grow this way on purpose. He was a hunter after all, and as such would have to effectively fight contractors.
A tank that was just ‘good’ at defense, fought confidently against an experienced, skilled murderer – the result could be imagined.
“This is impossible. Whether it is attributes, equipment, or skills, I am superior to you. Why is this happening?”
Queen said this, unwilling to accept what was happening.
“Who knows, but the things over your head seem to disappear.”
Su Xiao wasn’t quite as relaxed as he seemed. The female shield warrior in front of him was very hard to deal with after her vitality had reached 24 points. His sword couldn’t break through her defenses as easily anymore. This was the first time he encountered something like this.
It was a warning sign to Su Xiao, that if the gap of the attribute values was too big, he may not be an be able to defeat his enemy even with his superior combat abilities.
However, Queen was obviously not on this list, she only reached her current attributes after drinking a potion.
The two elemental birds on the top of Queen’s head cried out at the same time, before turning into light and melting into Queen’s body.
The healing effect had ended, her hp was now dropping rapidly.
Seeing this scene, Leaves’ face turned pale, she didn’t have much Mana left and could only maintain Queen’s Hp for a few seconds.
According to Queen’s order, her remaining Mana had other uses, which was their only hope of victory now.
Just as Queen and Leaves were showing their desperation, Su Xiao rushed to Queen and pressured her with his sword.
At this critical juncture, Queen heard a voice which let her feel relief.
“Queen, I got rid of my opponent.”
Black-white breathed heavily and coughed a few times as she said this.
“Did you kill Juuzo Suzuya?”
Queen was overjoyed.
“No, that guy is very difficult to kill. He managed to escape in the end, but he is seriously injured.”
Although she did not kill Juuzo Suzuya, Queen did not care, because Black-white would now be able to help in this fight.
Queen yelled and threw away the sword she had been holding onto. She went at Su Xiao as if she was rushing towards certain death.
Su Xiao was surprised. He thought her actions must have some reason behind them, so he subconsciously retreated.
Even though he started retreating a few steps, his sword pierced Queen’s lower abdomen. Su Xiao tried to pull Dragon Flash free, but Queen’s hands held onto it without any signs of letting go.
Queen’s fingers were almost cut off, but she did not care. She continued rushing at Su Xiao, and then hugged him tightly, like a koala holding onto a tree.
Queen’s current strength was 15 points, which was 2 points higher than Su Xiao’s. If Su Xiao wanted to free himself from this, he would need some time.
Su Xiao, still grasped the handle of Dragon Flash with both hands and violently jerked it around inside Queen’s abdomen.
Queen’s almost started shedding tears from this pain, but she still didn’t let go.
A shot rang from afar. Su Xiao had already noticed the danger, but the weight of Queen herself and her entire suit of armor was almost two hundred kilograms. His actions were very slow.
[E/N: That must be some armor. A full set of plate armor weighs under 25kg for those interested.]
At the last moment, Su Xiao could only move slightly to the side, to try to avoid being hit.
A bullet with the length of a small finger penetrated Su Xiao’s abdomen, the power of the bullet barely decreased as it overpenetrated and hit Queen’s body.
Only this one gunshot directly caused Su Xiao to lose 70% of his Hp.
Queen’s body slackened, her arm losing its strength.
At this time, Leaves, who stood a small distance away, used her hidden skill on them.
After Leaves exclamation, a huge energy cross emerged over Su Xiao’s head.
The cross flashed with holy light and floated toward Su Xiao.
There was a buzzing sound in Su Xiao’s ear, and the energy cross broke.
[You are strangled by “Judgement”. As your hp is less than 15%, the effect ‘execution’ is applied.]
[Ding! As you have ‘Devil physique: Lv.MAX’, ‘execution’ failed. You are immune to ‘execution’. The Mana of the effect ‘execution’ is converted into 9% Hp.]