As the holes in the boss arena spewed forth ghostly blue flames, the boss stood with its back towards the door. When it exhaled, the hot temperature almost materialized as flames. It had a giant blade in its right hand. It brandished the blade, smashing the ground intermittently.
In front of this 3 meters behemoth, the other players looked like dwarves. The Army were like helpless babies in front of this mighty foe.
Argh ugh argh
The boss easily shaved away their HP with each swing. The Army had a hard time keeping up. The unity and coordination they showed when they ran into Wu Yan & co were gone. They are now a disorganized party screaming and shrieking as the battle slipped away.
The boss unleashed a wave of blue flames that took away more HP. None of the Army members were in the green zone in terms of health, they are all incredible boned with HP below 50%.
The boss still had all 4 HP bars intact.
Asuna and Kirito couldn’t believe their eyes. It looked like a punisher tormenting the souls of the damned.
“What are you guys doing?!”
Kirito yelled at them.
“Teleport right now!”
An army member kept fidgeting with the teleport crystal in his hands.
“I can’t use my crystals!”
Kirito and Asuna were petrified.
This Boss area is a no-crystal zone!
“H-how can this be…”
Asuna covered her mouth as she resited the urge to back away. Her body trembled when she saw the Army slowly getting pummeled into the red zone.
They were no precedents of Boss Rooms having no-crystal feature inside. A lethal combination finally appeared in front of the players.
History repeated itself. This time, the Army is about to serve as a grim reminder to the other players just like how things played out on the 25th floor.
They are going to pay with their lives…
The boss unleashed another breath attack on the Army. The attack decreased their HP even further while knocking them all flying. The wails of anguish came with the sound of HP steadily decreasing.
Klein & co already caught up with them. Their eyes flashed with shock and hesitation. It’s evident that they want to help but they couldn’t jump in as it is.
To help is to dive into the fight and save the Army, this means fighting the boss. With their current gears and intelligence on the boss, doing so is practically the same as burying oneself.
They all had to think twice about their next moves, including Kirito and Asuna!
A figure got knocked away after a brief skirmish with the floor boss. The figure’s hp steadily dropped until it hit rock-bottom.
This figure was Kobatz.
Asuna grabbed the blade by her waist but she couldn’t muster up the strength to rush in despite her inner conscience telling her to do something.
Wu Yan saw the pain in Asuna’s eyes and he looked at the Army who is still struggling against the floor boss. Narrowing his eyes, he sighed. Then, he said something everyone including Asuna, Kirito, and Klein could hear.
“You guys sure are lucky…”
Wu Yan’s figure turned into a blur as a sudden gale assaulted Asuna & co. Like a shining star, the figure clad in the light of Sword skill rammed the boss.
Like a bell that crashed down, the boom echoed throughout the room. The booming sound stunned everyone for a brief moment. They saw the boss flying into a corner of the room along with another player.
Kirito’s face brightened up and he immediately called out to Klein.
“Now! Yan created a window for us, let’s save them!”
They had a route cleared by Wu Yan in front of them, the Army members can now be saved. They immediately rushed in to grab the players and escort them to safety.
Asuna yelled with an anxious look.
Kirito was with the Army, he yelled without looking back.
“That guy is going to be just fine, a boss like that can’t take him down!”
Asuna wasn’t relaxed despite Kirito’s words. She continued watching with her hands clasped together on top of her chest.
“God, please protect him from harm…”
Another dull thud came as the two figures jumped away at the same time.
Wu Yan saw his HP decreasing just a bit and his eyes glimmered with cold intent. He twirled in the air as he landed on one knee.
He eyed the boss who was struggling to get up with Heaven Gazer ready to strike.
The hand holding Heaven Gazer is shaking slightly.
“As expected of the 74th Floor boss…”
Wu Yan praised it.
“Its strength is something I can’t face head-on…”
The monster bellowed with energy fluctuating inside its mouth.
“A boss with special attacks, huh?”
Kirito gnashed his teeth, this opponent is a very meddlesome one to deal with.
Wu Yan summoned his interface and a humanoid fairy appeared by his side, orbiting him.
“The healing fairy…”
Asuna released a sigh of relief. The healing fairy can restore 20% of Wu Yan’s HP every minute. With this, Wu Yan should be in a much safer position.
As if incensed by Wu Yan’s action, the boss fired purple beams of energy at Wu Yan.
Wu Yan lowered his center of gravity as he flew darted towards the floor boss.
The audience couldn’t believe the audacity he exhibited. In the end, Wu Yan failed to dodge the attack.
Inside this breath attack, his hp decreased significantly. If this kept up, he would be in the yellow zone in no time at all.
Like a warrior accustomed to dancing in close quarters with death, he rushed in to swipe at the boss.
At the door, the other players could see a faint figure emerging from within the flames. A sword skill flashed and then they all saw it…
Two beautiful rays of light split the breath attack. Flickering between the breath attacks and sword skill, the master who commandeered this enthralling sword dance met the boss with his deadly attacks.
The boss got smashed away once more. Wu Yan appeared in front of the players relatively unscathed.
“That’s the Dual Blades!”
Wu Yan had another sword in his off-hand!