The second and third Cerberus arrived at the scene just after Brendel killed the first Cerberus. The way Brendel killed their comrade so easily obviously scared them, although the Cerberi were not very intelligent, they were still smarter than the average devil. Upon seeing Brendel sprinting towards them with his bloody sword, both of them immediately retreated.
Unfortunately, Brendel was not planning to give them any opportunity to retreat. He jumped forward with his sword high up on his head and slashed at its forehead. With this attack, Brendel had already activated his Dash: the Cerberus had no room to escape. With its urge to back down and the fact that the current situation did not allow for advance nor retreat, finally, in this two-way dead end, it was slashed straight on the forehead by Brendel’s sword.
With a loud sound, Brendel’s sword immediately slashed Cerberus's body into half. The terrifying power of the Golden Peak Elemental Power (黄金巅峰要素显化) instantly crushed its body, and a powerful explode blew its body into pieces of meat and bones.
And just like that, the Cerberus was killed by its own patheticness. Brendel landed on the floor, breathing heavily. Although his Golden Peak Elemental Power could easily deal with a Cerberus, monsters were monsters after all, and it wasn’t easy to deal with monsters while saving energy and without using any Elemental Point.
He could only take advantage with his broad experiences.
Brendel looked back, Nicholas and the Paladin of the Holy Cathedral of Fire had just each killed a Cerberus. The amount of the Cerberi was already low from the start, and with that, half of them were dead. But that did not mean that the pressure had been reduced, the rest of the knights were already having a hard time dealing with the Hellhounds, much less the Cerberi.
In fact, they were already struggling when they were surrounded by imps, and as soon as the Hellhounds joined in the fight, the Lantonilan Knights immediately suffered heavy casualties.
There were four or five knights who were suddenly attacked by the Hellhounds and dragged from their horses. The others had no room to save their comrades as they were in a difficult situation too, and it was clear what fate was awaiting them.
The remaining knights had no choice but to gather around Dilferi and her Royal Highness. If Leider was not there with them, they would have already been overwhelmed by the imps.
There was no way to advance.
Brendel could not help but frown. The current situation was beyond his expectations. How did the Devils react so quickly ? This was completely different from the Jorgendy Ridge’s monsters in his memory. He looked at the portal in the distance, and it was around two hundred meters away.
But these two hundred metres felt like the milky way to them.
“ Mr Brendel, we have to find an opening to escape.” Nicholas noticed the problem too and could not help saying it out loud.
Yeah, but what can we do now? Brendel looked around the battlefield, enemies were coming from every direction, hustle and bustle of terrifying screams shrouded each of them and their eyes were bloodshot. Brendel never felt his heart beating so fast before, but the adrenaline managed to make him think clearly.
To better find a way out.
He first thought of Garlock, but then shook his head. Although a high-ranking mage like him could find a way to connect the Law of Space, a huge amount of power was required to maintain the stability of the space. There was only one chance left, and Brendel would rather leave it as a last resort.
“ Wind Empress! ”
“ Huh? ” Sanorso could sense the panic in Brendel and immediately responded to his call. Although she said that she would not talk to him today, as the situation became dire, she could not help but worry. This was already the second time.
“ Are there any skills that can teleport people? ”
“ Skills? Teleportation? ”
Brendel realised he slipped up and quickly added, “ I mean, are there any Sword Arts that can teleport me to that portal? I know there’s a few Sword Arts that are similar to the Knight’s Dash. ”
“ That would be a future generation’s Sword Art.” The Wind Empress said, “ I have never heard of such Sword Art. ”
“ Nothing with similar effects? ”
“ Nothing with similar effects. ”
“ Then are there any similar spells that can do that? ”
“ All the similar spells are Spacial Spells, don’t even think about that with your pathetic Elementalists level. ” Sanorso sighed.
I’m done for! Brendel could not help but groan. But suddenly, he remembered something and could not help but shout, “ No, I remember there’s such Sword Art! ”
“ Huh? ”
“ The Flame King Gretel’s Flash Strike Sword Art! Isn’t it? ”
“ You’re crazy! ” The Wind Empress was shocked, “ Don’t tell me you want to learn that guy’s Sword Art? I have to warn you first, I don’t know how to use this either! ”
“ I’m aware of that. ” His gaze fell onto the Paladin of the Holy Cathedral of Fire, “ I know someone who might know. ” After that, he could not help but bow his head, “ But is this okay? Can I learn the Flash Strike Sword Art at the same time? ”
“ I’m not a stubborn person. ” The Wind Empress sighed, “ But I want to remind you in advance that other than my Nine Luminaries Sword Art, both Gretel’s Flash Strike Sword Art and Eleranta’s Cry of the Mountains and the Earth originate from the Dragon Clan and the Golden Giants respectively, these two are both true ancient Sword Arts and no one has ever learned these three Sword Arts at the same time before. ”
“ Relax, I just want to learn a little bit of it. ”
“ Getting started is the hardest part, ” But the Wind Elf suddenly recalled the scene of Brendel learning the Nine Luminaries Sword Art, and suddenly stopped talking. “ Don’t tell me you want to learn that Sword Art now? ” she asked incredulously.
“ I want to use it now! ”
Brendel had no time for explanation, he slashed the Hellhound in front of him with his sword and pulled Amandina with him towards the Paladin of the Holy Cathedral of Fire shouting, “ Mr Stephen! ”
The Paladin has not talked much ever since he joined the team, nor did he say anything when Ciel was joking about the Holy Cathedral of Fire before. Overall, he left a good impression on Brendel. Most importantly, as a Kirrlutz, the fact that he was willing to fight for Aoine was really admirable, even if it’s because he wanted to redeem the Holy Cathedral of Fire’s mistakes.
Brendel also knew that this Paladin, unlike himself, was truly the kind of person who pursued faith and ideals.
So his tone was unconsciously polite, even if he despised the Kirrlutz.
The Paladin was also dealing with a Hellhound and he looked back at Brendel with mild surprise. He did not have a bad impression of the young lord, at least Brendel’s knightly behaviour was enough to make him harbor a slightly more favorable impression of him. Mainly, it was because he, along with Wood, did not participate in Williams’s attack on the princess, as it would be hard to not feel displeased if he was captured by Brendel.
He could not help but look at the young man curiously, and even without speaking, his pale blue eyes expressed a clear meaning:
What is it?
“ You saw it too, we are planning to find an opening leading to the portal, but it’s very difficult to do so now. Mr Garlock must save his magic until the last attempt, therefore I need your help. ” Brendel did not beat around the bush.
The Paladin nodded his head, Go ahead.
At this time, more devils rushed at them and Brendel had to fight and retreat with the Paladin. At the same time, he asked loudly, trying to overcome the screams of the damn imps, “ I remember that any member who becomes a Paladin of the Holy Cathedral of Fire would be taught the most basic Flash Strike Sword Art right? I mean the Flame King Gretel’s Sword Art. ”
The Paladin stopped and almost got hurt, but he took a step back and stared at Brendel warily.
“ Don’t get me wrong, I hope you can teach me this Sword Art. ”
Amandina, who was originally holding Brendel’s hand tightly and leaning on his side, couldn’t help but let out a surprised gasp when she heard what Brendel just said. Of course she knew what the Flash Strike Sword Art was, but Brendel was making this request so suddenly and even wanted the other party not to misunderstand him.
At that moment, even she could not help but stare at Brendel weirdly. If Brendel was not her lord but an outsider, she would be the first to ask what he was trying to do.
But the Paladin was not surprised at all, he pierced the heart of an imp rushing towards him. At the same time, he took another step back and said for the first time in a somewhat flat voice, “ It appears that the Lord already understands the secret of the Flash Strike Sword Art, so you want to use it to teleport to the portal? ”
Brendel nodded his head.
The Paladin was finally shook, and he looked at Brendel as if he was a lunatic, “ Master Lord, have you thought about how the Flash Strike Sword Art is not easily learnt? Besides, there is no time to relearn a new Sword Art now. ”
Normally, this was indeed the case.
Brendel could not help but scratch his head too. If he could, he would never behave like an omnipotent person in front of normal people. But the problem was, there was no other choice. Compared to this, being an omnipotent person was always better than becoming a dead body.
“ It doesn’t matter, Mr Stephen. This… you know, I’ve been talented in swordsmanship since I was young. Why don’t you tell me the fundamentals of the Flash Strike Sword Art, as my last wish to satisfy my curiosity. ” Brendel sighed.
This was absolutely ridiculous, but somehow the Paladin believed it. He suddenly remembered Brendel’s identity: Earth Sword Saint Darius’s grandson. The name Earth Sword Saint Darius was not only famous in the small kingdom of Aouine, when he was a marshall in the Holy Cathedral of Fire, there were plenty of admirers of the Earth Sword Saint in Kirrlutz.
However, that was the last honeymoon period between Kirrlutz and Aouine. After that, the relationship between two kingdoms became cold, and eventually the Earth Sword Saint also retreated to a reclusive life for unknown reasons. In a normal person’s perspective, this was merely a shift in national politics. But as a high-ranking figure in the Holy Cathedral, he knew some of the backstory.
But since Brendel was the descendant of the Earth Sword Saint, it was understandable that he was curious about the Flash Strike Sword Art. As a swordsman, he understood this feeling very well. In his opinion, Brendel’s request could indeed be counted as his final request.
However, he did not believe in the bullshit about ‘Brendel’s superior swordsmanship’ at all. Perhaps it was not surprising that the descendant of the Earth Sword Saint had certain talents in swordsmanship, but for Brendel to immediately learn Flash Strike Sword Art? Stephen felt that this joke was more ridiculous than Brendel claiming that he was the Flame King.
“ So, you agree?” Brendel quickly asked after seeing the Paladin’s hesitation.
To be honest Stephen did not know that Brendel did not even need him to tell him anything about the Sword Art. All he needed for him to say was that he agreed to teach him the Flash Strike Sword Art.
Oh well, he also thought that this thing was a bug.
Paladin Stephen finally nodded, “ Alright. ”
At that moment, Brendel could hear the prompt as if it came from god.