Mo Nian took a step forward with the spear in her hand and stabbed a man who was still in shock. The spear passed through the man’s body and even in death, the man’s eyes were filled with disbelief.
“There’s an ambush! There’s an ambush!” The white-bearded man came back to his senses and shouted in horror when he saw Mo Nian and the rest.
The other armed mermaids also leaped out of the water, holding spears in their hands as they aimed at their respective targets.
However, some of the men reacted in time upon hearing the white-bearded man’s cries of warning and used their weapons to block off the mermaids’ attacks. There were others who did not react quickly enough.
These men were pierced by the mermaids’ spears and died.
From the start of the battle until now, the white-bearded man’s army had been reduced from more than 40 people to the current 20. Moreover, most of them were injured, while the mermaids had yet to suffer any losses. At most, it was just those arrows and gold coins that had been used up.
The white-bearded man and his gang were so frightened that they lost all intentions of attacking the island. All of them jumped into the sea in a hurry. This group of men had been in this line of work for more than ten years, and so were adept at swimming. In addition, they had no other option but to escape to the sea as their ship was completely destroyed by the water cannons of the mermaids.
“Captain! What should we do?” asked a man next to the white-bearded man, while he brandished his sword preparing to block off an attack.
“Quick! Call them over! Let’s gather together!” The white-bearded man shouted.
All the remaining survivors swarmed around the white-bearded man. The well-armed mermaids encircled the men.
There were only about twenty people left, but Lei Xiu did not dare call for further firings of his water cannons, for fear of accidentally injuring Mo Nian and the rest.
“Sisters! The Island Master has ordered for them to be killed!” One of the mermaids shouted. She was Mo Nian.
Thus, the mermaids began their attacks. ‘Whitebeard’ and the others were agile in water, so they could easily dodge the spears even in the water.
However, having lived in the sea since they were young, the mermaids were far more familiar with the sea than any other human being. ‘Whitebeard’ and other men might have been agile, but the mermaids were even more so.
In the water, Mo Nian and the rest used their spears to attack the invaders. Whenever they were counterattacked by the men, they would use their shields to block off the attacks.
After a few rounds, the white-bearded man and his army were close to exhaustion. Since the mermaids were more used to moving about in water, they did not pant like the humans.
At this moment, the humans were gradually unable to hold off the next few rounds of attacks, and there were only about ten survivors left.
“Captain! Are we going to die here?” The man beside the white-bearded man asked anxiously, with blood gushing out from the corner of his mouth.
“No! We still have a way out!” the white-bearded man said. He took out a signal gun from his pocket and fired a shot towards the sky.
“Whew…” The bullet shot into the sky and exploded high in the air, forming what looked like a ship made of red smoke.
“Captain, what are you doing?” The man asked with uncertainty.
“I made friends in the nearby sea area a long time ago, but their route is different from ours. This signal gun was also given to me by them. As soon as it’s fired, they will quickly come to our aid,” the white-bearded man said calmly.
Then, he began to fight Mo Nian and the rest of the mermaids.
“Let the stronger mermaids amongst you go and use the weapons of those who died to help Mo Nian and the others,” instructed Lei Xiu, as he looked at the signal fired into the sky.
At this moment, a ship sped across the surface of the sea not far from here, and it was headed right for Mermaid Island!
This ship was even more majestic than that of the white-bearded man’s. There were, in fact, six cannons on the ship!
“Captain! What’s going on? Why did you suddenly change your route? What happened?” said a thin man aboard the majestic ship.
“A good friend I knew previously just sent me a distress signal,” said the black-bearded man. He was known as Captain Jack.
“Hurry! Faster!” Jack ordered loudly.
At this point, the white-bearded man and this small army of men were attacked several more times. Now there were even fewer people left, all with faces filled with despair.
“Brothers! Hold on, our reinforcements are almost here!” The white-bearded man shouted out to the pale-faced men.
Just as he spoke, Mo Nian and the mermaids raised their spears and stabbed the remaining few people. The men were exhausted by now and were unable to defend themselves. The mermaids were just about to end the lives of their remaining invaders when a cannonball suddenly came shooting towards them from the sky above.
“Sisters, retreat!” Mo Nian was the first to react and shouted.
The cannonball charged towards Mo Nian with a great force. It exploded in the water, creating huge waves. Despite Mo Nian’s warning, two mermaids were hit by the energy explosion and vomited blood before fainting.
Mo Nian held onto the two unconscious mermaids and retreated quickly.
“Reinforcements are here! Hahahaha!” the white-bearded man announced upon seeing the retreating mermaids, and knew that his good friend had arrived.
Not far away, a ship entered the line of sight of Mo Nian and the white-bearded man. The white-bearded man and his remaining men boarded the ship.
“Jack! You’re finally here!” The white-bearded man said excitedly.
“Jesse! What’s wrong with you? Why are you in such a miserable state?” Jack asked, but his eyes were fixed on Mo Nian and the mermaids, his greed evident.
“Sigh, it’s hard to explain. It’s all because of these mermaids!” Jesse said gloomily.
“That’s not right. Aren’t mermaids not threatening?” Jack asked.
“I don’t know what’s going on either. Not only do these mermaids have excellent equipment, they also have cannons like ours,” Jesse said.
“Brothers! Fire!” Jack exclaimed in surprise as he gazed at Mermaid Island before him and gave orders.
With a loud boom, a cannonball flew towards Mermaid Island from Jack’s ship!
On the water cannon tower, Lei Xiu had a bad premonition when he saw the ship. He immediately ordered the mermaids to activate one of the water cannons. With a boom, the water cannon sent out a cannonball that collided with the cannonball in the sky and both dissipated!
“Continue! All six open fire!” Jack said coldly.
Six deafening explosions rang out as the six shells flew toward Mermaid Island.
The three water cannon turrets on the Lei Xiu’s side also let out a roar, sending out three cannonballs to greet the attacking cannonballs. Three of Jack’s cannonballs were blocked while the other three headed towards the island!
The island immediately shook as three huge pits appeared on the island not far from the island’s center. One more try and Jack’s army would probably hit the center of the island.
At that moment, Lei Xiu was burning with anxiety. He hurriedly looked at the system to see if there was anything that could help them. After checking, he realized that he could upgrade the water cannon tower. This way, the water cannons would be able to fire two water cannonballs consecutively, and the power of the water cannons would also increase.
Upon seeing this, Lei Xiu immediately spent the last of his gold coins to upgrade one of the towers!
When Jack saw that there were only three turrets on the island, he ordered the six cannons to fire simultaneously. He wanted to completely bomb the island and capture all the mermaids. Thinking of this, Jack smiled happily.
Lei Xiu hurriedly ordered for more water cannonballs to be fired. This time, there were four water cannonballs, and if one took a closer look, one could see that the might of the newly upgraded two cannonballs were completely different from the other two. These four water cannonballs flew towards the incoming six cannonballs. Lei Xiu stared intently at the four water cannonballs because these were his last few, and he did not have any gold left!
This time, the island did not shake violently as Jack had expected. Instead, a water cannonball came flying towards them!
“Quick! Retreat! Quick!” The smile on Jack’s face froze and instantly turned into fear as he shouted.
Although Jack’s order was quickly issued, the speed of the water cannonball was not slow. The cannonball immediately blew up a huge hole in the ship. Endless seawater entered, and the ship swayed and lost control. Jack and others were hit by the energy ripples in panic and instantly vanished on the spot!
Lei Xiu on the other hand, was relieved to see the ship destroyed and the death of Jack and rest of his men. His face broke into a smile.
The mermaids were also relieved as they returned to Lei Xiu one by one.
“Mo Nian! Get a few mermaids to bring over all the items on their ship!” Lei Xiu said to Mo Nian.
“Yes, Island Master!” Mo Nian said and began leading a few mermaids towards their ship.
[Ding! Congratulations to the host for completing the main mission and gaining 50 experience points and 3000 gold coins.]