AGE OF ADVENTURE CHAPTER 17: WAR ON TWO SIDES

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The ground trembles as footsteps fills the forest pathway leading to the Fort. The soldiers look determined and their disposition was grim.

After marching out from Fort Vars, Aero and his army started riding with oil baggage to the Erdanis forest.

Because he didn’t bring many comrades with him, his mobility and speed increased. He rides his horse leading his squad in silent.

They all know what the operation is all about and they must not be spotted.

Aero look at the forest in front of him as he takes a break for a while. His face was calm which in turn instill trust in his leadership.

Drinking from his leather flask, he then resume his riding with his squad fowling closely behind.

He is planning to do a guerrilla attack on Vetten camp after the scouts has found intelligence about the current camping position for the Vetten army.

After about one day of riding his squad have finally detected the Vetten army from a distance.

It is a massive army, of iron men and iron horse. Vetten might lack gold mines but they did not lack iron mines.

One of the soldiers come beside me and said

‘ Sir Aero, what should we do now? When will the operation will be commenced?’ Aero rub his chin as he looks at the masisve army in front of him that cove rthis portion of the forets.

To rush in like this will of course be like throwing an egg into a rock.

Aero could hear their marching steps from such a long distance, could see the smoke rising up from their camps and could feel the bloodlust and ambition.

The moment Aero saw their tents he is greeted by a quest update.

KINGDOM QUEST (UPDATE)

THE INVASION OF ORCS

THE WAR ON TWO SIDES

King George has asked you to lead the armies to defeat the Orcs army that is marching to Vanheim. But because of your acuity and wisdom you have discovered that it is Vetten Kingdom that is behind these attacks to weaken Vanheim. Your objective has changed. Repel the invasion on two sides.

Reward: Fame increase

: Reputation increase

: Contribution points

: Honor points

: Will be granted the opportunity to be a part of the nobility

: Gold 90000

: Will be granted the permission to see The Secret Archive (You see this message because of your unique class)

: Friendship with the King increase.

: Intellect Increased By 15 Point (15 INT)

: Wisdom Increased By 15 Point (15 WIS)

: Leadership Increased By 50 Point (50 LEA)

 

 

‘Hmm. I expected this quest. My conjecture was right. Vetten was the one that is persuading Gruk to attack Vanheim borders. While the Orc terrorize the North, Vetten will march to the Capital and conquered Vanheim. In a way it is ingenious’ Aero admired.

Then looking at the Captain rank soldier Aero said

‘We will follow their movement and hide ourselves. Separate our group into nine squad.’ Aero then explained about how to separate the squads.

Every section will be entrusted to ten players. When Aero was choosing players to come with him, he only chose people that he knew is capable.

There is this one archer that can shoot a 100 arrow in one shot. But the mana consumption is very high. So Aero put a bunch of warriors as his bodyguard.

Then after that we follow their movements stealthily and hide ourselves amongst the natural hiding spots in the forest when the Vetten Army took a rest.

At the same time we mapped vital points in the area. The plan is moving smoothly. Aero is planning a fire attack.

When the Vetten Army stop and pitch their tent, it was a signal for their operation to begin.

And Once again he will make use of Druids nature manipulation and order them to silently spread oil in trails through the camp by using their magic.

Lighting up the camp by magicians fireballs will be as easy as waving their sleeve at that point.

But it is also important to separate the soldiers in the chaos that will surely follow to maximize the damage.

Aero will use Druids ability to create Earth Walls when we attack them. This will trap the enemies.

The magicians, he tasked them to bring more chaos by hurling fireballs and Rock bullets.

Magicians and Druids have high mana as their initial stats. They were gifted a high mana stats from the beginning of their registration.

Even though HP and mana can only rise through level up or by wearing magical item there are certain classes that are given high base stats for mana and health.

Those who have high stat in strength are usually Orcs and warrior type class. But Aero class level up like usual.

When he changed his class the only base stat that got higher than usual was his intellect and wisdom.

Even though he didn’t have high mana pool, his regeneration of mana is very fast thanks to his wisdom stat.

In a way he might not have high mana, but he could fire more in the same amount of time that magician could have.

But unfortunately he didn’t have magician magic but many of his skills are already powerful.

Most of his skills involves swordsmanship but also uses mana which makes him like a fusion of a magic swordsman.

Going back to the task at hand, since this is the forest, the fire will undoubtedly take a lot of their troop’s life when utilizing the terrain advantage that is the forest

He will use this opportunity to spread chaos and kill as many NPCs as he can. Considering his strength and being aided with his trusted sword Aero knows he got this

That night after making sure that most of Vetten soldiers have gone to sleep, we began our plan.

At first we moves stealthily as the archers stealthily aim at the patrols while magicians immobilize the other patrols.

And then we brought Hell to them as chaos reigned and flames devour the camps and the soldiers like a world devouring wolf.

It was a great success.

Many died because of the fire and the chaos we created. During that chaos Aero took that opportunity to disguise himself as the cook.

When he found the cook, he killed him and burned his face beyond recognition before throwing the cook body down a canyon.

Using disguise skill Aero have also successfully smuggled his troops to blend in with the Vetten troops in the wake of their tragedy for the second part of the plan.

After Vetten Army have finished burying their comrades, Aero was tasked to make food as they have to continue to march to the Fort.

Aero was smiling all the time he was cooking

Using this chance, he used the gigantic snake venom and their galls he painstakingly gathered to poison the Vetten troops.

Aero originally intended to smear it to his sword and give it the imbued effect of poisoning.

But thinking about his current situation this task takes precedence and this will kill a lot of people more than if he uses it to kill with his sword.

The venom he put in their water supply, in their reserve water and the well they dug .

The gall he crushed and sprinkled it on their foods supplies as it assimilate itself making them undetectable to the naked eyes.

After that he distributed the food.

The Vetten troops nightmare is just beginning.

‘HAHAHAHA’ he was laughing in his head.

There is also some benefits in poisoning people. His skill Poison concoction rises to level 6 Beginner after concocting so many poisons to give to the Vetten troops.

Poison Concoction [6] Beginner
Enables concocting poison from venomous substance. When your proficiency increases you can concoct poison from other stuff.

 

Using this skill, Aero concoct the poison from the snake venom that he collected like a mad alchemist, concocting when he had spare time.

Like he expected, the next morning, many members of Vetten army died because of poisoning.

His level rose like mad. Considering he is not the only cook in the army the other cooks were investigated by the Investigative Bureau of Vetten Army.

On the other hand Aero had already disguised himself as another person that he killed last night.

Aero hid that soldier’s body somewhere in the forest.

Now seeing the anguished face of their General, Kyle is so amusing.

In the times he was there, Aero also noted the important players and NPcs, and analyze their behavior and tendencies.

Know you enemy and you will win every battle.

Next plan was already underway as days after days morale is plummeting in the Vetten camp.

Aero troops were already perfectly positioned for our last attack before we returned back to Vars.

We numbered around 80 men which is enough for another raid.

Unfortunately fire is a double edged weapon and 20 of our comrades died during the fire.

That night Kyle tightened the security. They even sent scouts to scour the forest for us.

Unfortunately we were already in the camp, to the dismay of Vetten

After making sure everyone was asleep that night, we began our slaughter. We killed them silently and swiftly.

We crept to their beddings and slit their throats. We targeted magicians, druids, merchants that were helping supplying the Vetten troops, healers and Blacksmiths.

By the time they realized they were being slaughtered, we have already killed so many of them.

After our presence was detected we quickly retreated and rode as fast as we can to Fort Vars, laughing and enjoying ourselves at a job well done.

At least we have slowed their march and weakened a bit of their military power.

But seeing for myself that massive army, in all probability, Fort Vars will fall. That conclusion was what Aero had predicted and is also what probably will happen.

It is a small victory but nonetheless is it not the end yet. The war is still ongoing…and in war nothing is constant as war itself is the representation of chaos.

Players that followed Aero could only see grim expressions from him. Secretly in their hearts, they were all thinking the same thing……we will lose.

God help us all.

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