The four overlord races had searched for the whereabouts of the Ocean Tree before, but they could not find it, so they gave up. Most of them had almost forgotten that it had been extinct for hundreds of years. Dark Mount had also heard the elders mention it before. Seeing the Ocean Tree now with his own eyes, how could he not be excited?
Hence, Dark Mount could not wait to walk forward. He did not notice Lei Xiu and the others beside the Ocean Tree. At that moment, Dark Mount only had eyes for the Ocean Tree!
“Hehe! Don’t blame me for not reminding you. This place isn’t simple!” At this moment, Mighty Serpent spoke indifferently from the side.
“Hmph! Don’t compare yourself to me. You’re not worthy! How can you make your own followers suffer such heavy casualties? I’m not someone as trash as you!” Dark Mount said arrogantly.
The pride in his eyes made Mighty Serpent furious.
“You! Hmph!” Mighty Serpent immediately shouted, and then he seemed to have thought of something and stopped speaking..
When he saw Mighty Serpent had stopped talking, Dark Mount let out a cold snort and did not make further mockery. He stared straight at the Ocean Tree. After all, the most important thing now was to obtain the Ocean Tree!
“Young Master! As long as we can take down this Ocean Tree, then Young Master’s position in the clan will no longer be comparable to anyone else!” The Snitches by Dark Mount’s side laughed ingratiatingly, full of flattery for their leader.
“Hahahahaha, not bad! I won’t forget you guys in the future!” Dark Mount clearly enjoyed the flattery and laughed loudly.
It was as if he could foresee the elders in the clan praising him after he brought the Ocean Tree back to the clan. The other members of the clan admired him greatly.
“Many thanks, Young Lord! Young Lord is mighty!”
The Snitches around agreed.
“Hahahaha! Let’s go!” After feeling smug for a while, Dark Mount shouted loudly.
“Yes, Young Lord!”
The group of Snitches followed Dark Mount to the central area.
Just as Dark Mount and the others entered the place where Mighty Serpent was attacked by the turret, a sound was heard. Immediately after, a cannonball shot out and appeared in front of Dark Mount and the others.
“Not good! There’s an ambush! Hide quickly!” Dark Mount was the first to notice the cannonballs rushing towards them in the sky. He immediately warned his comrades loudly.
Then, he took out a shield from his body and hastily placed it in front of him.
Although the Snitches behind him had also seen the cannonballs in the air after hearing their young master’s warning, they panicked for a moment and hurriedly dodged.
The sound of a collision rang out, and the scene was as chaotic as the previous battle.
When the scene became clear, the formation of Dark Mount and the others was disrupted. Originally, they were arranged in groups of five, but now, they were all messed up. Moreover, all of them had been pushed back by the attack.
Only Dark Mount took out a shield in a hurry and barely managed to block the attack of the cannonballs. However, blood flowed out of his mouth and the hand holding the shield also trembled slightly. Clearly, he was still injured to a certain extent. There was also a slight crack on the shield, and it was estimated that it would shatter after blocking another six or seven cannonballs.
The Snitches behind him were not so lucky. They did not have shields like Dark Mount. Even if they managed to dodge in time and did not land directly below the shell, this was the underwater water cannonball. It would explode when it landed.
Therefore, most of the Snitches fell to the ground and fainted due to serious injuries. Some were unlucky and died on the spot.
“This… This… What’s going on? How… How did this happen?” As Dark Mount looked at his clan members who were either dead or injured, his heart was filled with grief. He would not be able to answer to the elders in his clan when he returned.
When Mighty Serpent and the others saw the miserable state of Dark Mount and the others, even though they had personally experienced it just now, they were still dumbfounded and shocked by the power of the cannonball!
Then, Mighty Serpent gloated again.
“Mighty Serpent! You knew that there would be danger, didn’t you?!” Dark Mount looked at Mighty Serpent furiously.
Dark Mount was not stupid. The moment he saw Mighty Serpent and the others, he knew what had happened.
“Hmph! I warned you before, but you didn’t listen. Hahahaha. Who can you blame for such an ending?” Mighty Serpent laughed wildly when he saw Dark Mount being defeated.
“You! Are you seeking death?” Dark Mount glared at Mighty Serpent and said.
Mighty Serpent was not to be outdone either. Both sides had suffered heavy losses but they were not just about to lose. They immediately stared at Dark Mount.
Dark Mount let out a cold snort. Then, he tidied up his comrades and started to recuperate on the spot. It was obvious that he also knew that there was no benefit in fighting with Mighty Serpent. Furthermore, he was being unreasonable.
On the other side, Lei Xiu was naturally happy to have them stall for time while he hid behind the Ocean Tree. The only way to save them now was to wait for reinforcements to arrive.
The scene once again fell into a strange silence, but this time there was an undercurrent… this was the calm before the storm…
Dark Mount, Mighty Serpent, and the others stared at the tree of the sea that was giving off a faint green light. All of them fell into deep thought. No one knew what they were thinking about.
[Ding! Main Mission: Please complete a resistance battle and protect the Ocean Tree. You will receive 40 experience points and 8000 gold coins]
[Ding! Main mission: Please upgrade the Sea Tree from the sprout stage to the mature stage as soon as possible. Mission completed: 50 experience points and 5000 gold coins]
The system’s voice sounded.
“There are actually two main quests this time? This is a little difficult… How am I supposed to block this… I can only slowly wait for Mo Nian and the rest.” Lei Xiu looked at the two quests in his mind and muttered to himself.
Then, he opened the system and tapped a few times. Immediately, the Ocean Tree was surrounded by a faint energy that could not be seen with the naked eye. The originally slow growing Ocean Tree was now growing faster than before.
“10,000 gold coins! In the blink of an eye, the gold coins are almost used up again…” Lei Xiu’s heart ached, but there was nothing he could do. If he could wait until the Ocean Tree successfully rose to the mature stage, then a powerful sea spirit would be born, and this current crisis would be easily resolved.
On the other side, Mighty Serpent stood up from his meditation. A brilliant light shone in his eyes and he came to Dark Mount’s side.
“Mighty Serpent! What are you doing here?!” When Dark Mount saw him approaching, he naturally did not look happy. After all, they were arch-enemies.
“Brother Dark Mount, our goals are the same! We can’t just wait here! The longer we wait, the more disadvantageous it will be for us!” Mighty Serpent said slowly.
“It’s not like you don’t know that there will be cannonballs in the past! How do we get there?” Dark Mount replied lightly.
“There’s only one way now! Join forces!” Mighty Serpent looked at Dark Mount and said sincerely.