When Alicia went to go to where our children were, I was left to help the lycans that are being attacked by these creatures. I quickly sprung into action and pulled my sword from its sheath. Thankfully, I have thought of carrying my sword tonight because of being in unfamiliar territory.
I know I am within the lycan's territory, and they are our allies, but I am just being safe by always carrying my sword with me even though I have magic powers that I can use defensively in emergencies. Call me paranoid, but with all the events in my life I am just playing it safe for me and my family.
I saw one she lycan being pinned down by one of these creatures. I quickly raced to her and swung my sword and it hit the creature's back deeply. It whimpered out of the she lycan while dark blood oozed from the wound I have inflicted.
"Are you alright?" I asked the female lycan immediately.
"… y-yes." The she lycan looked quite spooked. Who wouldn't be if they were inches away from death a moment ago?
I offered my hand to help her up. The she lycan was about to take my helping hand when her complexion became pale and looked at the direction behind me and pointed in terror.
"I-It is still alive?!" The she lycan said with a quivering voice full of fear.
I looked around and saw the creature stand up on its four feet. It looked unfazed with the deep wound I have inflicted just a moment ago. What surprised me was how the deep wound I had made was healing rapidly. It was like the flesh was sewing itself up until just a pale pink was left on the wound.
"It has regenerative abilities!" It was of shock rather than a question.
I have witnessed firsthand how the wound I have just inflicted the creature heal as if it was ages ago when it got the wound.
"This will not do." I said to myself. "If I want this creature down, I must deal a definite and fatal blow."
I then held my sword firmly and focused on the creature more intently. Seeing it up close, I realized that the size of these creatures might be like that of the lycans in there beat form. They resemble each other in like a big wolf, the fur and paws, the snout and teeth as well. The only difference is the monstrous appearance and the blood thirsty aura they are emitting. They looked like wild rabid wolves with saliva dripping out of their mouths. It is as if they are hungry to sink their teeth into fresh flesh. And also, their blood, it was dark red almost near to black. These creatures' appearance alone spits out evil.
The creature howled loud before running straight at us with quick movements.
"I think I pissed it off." I said as its red eyes were fixated on me.
I readied myself and was debating to use my fire magic but opted not to because there are still civilian lycans in the vicinity that can get hit. I focused on plunging my sword right into the creature's chest hitting its heart.
"Hopefully, its anatomy is the same as a wolf's." I whispered to myself.
If ever the heart was not in the right place as I hoped, with my close proximity with the creature I plan on burning his body with my fire magic.
'At least I am fireproof.' I thought to myself.
The creatures now loomed over me. It was at least eight to nine feet tall. It raised its paws and was ready to scratch me with its sharp claws. I anticipated this and was able to evade just the right time when it swung its claws towards me. I evaded sideways and focused my attention on its neck. I raised my sword and slashed its neck making a large cut. Dark blood oozed as if it was a fountain. The creature was caught in surprise and frantically stepped back whimpering, but I did not let it have the time to heal the wound I just inflicted. I quickly plunged my sword to where the heart should be. The creature yelped in pain as I sank my sword unto its chest. Its body fell on the ground and whimpered.
"Was my attack successful?" I asked myself.
The creature's body bled out the dark blood. It looked like I was able to give it a fatal blow, but I thought I will not give it a second chance. I quickly lit its body with my fire magic, and it burned right in front of me.
When I turned around, I can hear growling coming from all directions and was getting near me. From the shadows emerged a handful of these creatures.
"It looks like this dead one's howl alerted the others in the vicinity." I thought. "They look like they are pissed off that I killed its friend."
Seeing as I am quite outnumbered, and I can only use my sword to attack makes me at a disadvantage.
"This is not good." I told myself as I ready.
When these creatures who were stalking me at first saw me at this disadvantageous state, they did not spare any time and attack un unison. I held my sword firmly and planned how to defend myself when big lycans jumped in and fought these creatures with tooth and claw.
While I watched them battle these creatures, I saw the big black lycan which was Belgor himself. I quickly realized that this was the lycan warriors.
The battle was fierce between these creatures and the lycans. It was like watching wolves fighting each other. Fortunately, the lycan warriors were trained well to fight in packs and they quickly defeated the creatures.
After the battle was over, the black wolf shifted to its human form and Belgor walked towards me with his majestic n*kedness.
"Regaleon, are you alright?" Belgor asked immediately. "Where is your wife?" he looked around searching for Alicia.
"My wife ran towards where our children are." I replied to his question. "Do not worry about her because she can handle her own despite her small appearance."
"A very reliable mate to a you, I see." Belgor grinned. It was like his worry washed away when I told him that Alicia was strong contrast to her small frame.
"What is happening?" I asked. "What are these creatures and why are they attacking us?" these are the questions I was dying to have answers.
"These… these creatures were from the ancient times." Belgor replied. "I have never seen one since I was still a pup."
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"You mean they are like you, ancient beasts?" I asked.
"More of ancient monsters." Belgor replied. "As you know in ancient times the continent was engulf with some kind of darkness. Monsters roam when the sun has set, and the darkness engulfed the land. We lycans and also the sirens were mistaken with these monstrous entities. But we are similar to the humans that lived here long ago, we lived with intellect and only hunted for food if we are hungry. We also have a conscience. We do not kill just because we want to. These monstrous creatures… they are different."
"How different?" I asked.
"It is like they live to kill. They have a dark aura that engulfs them." Belgor replied. "This type of creature that is attacking now, I remember my father calling them Wargs."
"Wargs?" I repeated the name. "This type of creature? You mean there are others?" I asked.
"Well, it was dark times back then." Belgor said. "Before your ancestor the Almighty One appeared, these creatures roamed free and attacked beasts and humans alike."
"But why did they just appear now after thousands of years?" I asked.
"I also do not know." Belgor shook his head. "I also thought no monsters survived after your ancestor raised war against these dark creatures. We beasts also made an alliance with him to make sure that these monsters were wiped out."
"So, how can we deal with them more efficiently?" I asked. "They have fast regenerative abilities that can heal the wound we inflict fast."
"Like what you did, we can only target the fatal spots like the neck and the heart." Belgor replied.
"So, behead or stab in the heart." I said.
"And also, fire." Belgor added. "They detest and is afraid of fire. That is why we let the fire on the cabins spread, to minimize their movements."
"Hmm, I understand." I replied. "Let your men evacuate the area. I can use a wide perimeter magic to decimate these creatures." Belgor understood what I meant and carried an order to one of his warriors.
When we were about to head off, one lycan in human form was running towards us.
"Alpha… Alpha!" The lycan called.
"What is it?" Belgor asked hurriedly seeing that the lycan was in distraught.
"The wargs… they are all gathering in one place." The lycan replied.
"Then that is a good thing, right?" Belgor said. "Regaleon can use his fire magic to wipe them in one go. Tell me, where are they gathering?" He asked.
"They… they are attacking where his majesty's children are." The lycan said with a frightened look. "The human knights are trying to defend the perimeter, but more and more wargs are coming and attacking. They will not hold long."
"Well, what are you waiting for?!" Belgor said with an angry look. "Let's go and help them quickly!" he told his warriors.
But before Belgor had given his command to his warriors, I was already running into the direction where my family are.
'Alicia… my children… be safe..' My thoughts were filled with them.