Chapter 518 The Warrior's Arrival (4)
"It sounds like a battle," Orion responded, a pondering expression on his face, feeling an itch where the mark of the crimson greatsword was.
Fifi nodded in agreement. "Do you have any idea what it might be?" she asked, looking at him.
Since Orion had been here previously, she figured he might have an understanding of what it was so that they wouldn't be rushing into it blindly.
Orion thought deeply, contemplating what it could be. His eyes suddenly widened in realization as the walls around him shook again, alongside the thunderous impact that resounded through the air.
'Shit, they are facing White Flame,' Orion thought.
He hurriedly looked at Fifi and the others, "Change of plans. Everyone, get ready; we might have to do a rescue mission," Orion said, trying his best to suppress the itch from the mark. He would have to speak with Aeriallia later about this because, although he might be okay with having a goddess to talk to occasionally, that didn't mean he enjoyed the sensation of his skin feeling as though it was being burned or itching.
Seth's frown deepened, "A rescue mission?" he asked, not particularly liking that they would have to rescue anyone before they had to save the tree nymph.
"Yes," Orion nodded before explaining, "As I've mentioned before, we are currently within the territory of a god. From the sounds of battle, someone or a group of individuals are currently engaging the god. Considering that the only people currently within these mountains are the Prismerions, it's not too far-fetched to say that it's them." 𝒻𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘸𝘦𝑏𝑛𝑜𝑣𝘦𝑙.𝒸𝑜𝘮
"Of course, it could be that they are currently fighting among themselves, or the god is going on a rampage by himself. But I highly doubt that. However, we won't know until we see for ourselves and find out what is happening."
Fifi and the others nodded at Orion's words. Although Orion had just briefed them on what might be happening, they knew they would only fully understand the situation once they observed it. So, they readily agreed with Orion's words.
Seeing that they were all in agreement, Orion led the way forward. As the warriors surged forward with incredible speed, Fifi remained beside him, keeping her guard up to protect him from any sudden dangers.
Their speed was steady, neither too fast nor too slow, until they suddenly slowed down after noticing the bright light in the distance.
"What is that? I don't think the sun can shine this deep within the mountain," Seth asked with a raised eyebrow, a sense of foreboding rising within him.
"I think so too. Whatever it is, I don't think it's natural," Orion replied solemnly.
If it were the light emanating from the flickering flame of White Flame, he would have immediately noticed.
However, this wasn't it.
With a bit of foreboding in his heart, Orion gestured for the other Warriors to follow as he walked towards the direction of the light. As soon as they arrived at the source of the light, disbelief filled their widened eyes as they stared at the scene in front of them.
Even Orion dispelled the thoughts within his heart as he gulped, taking in the scene before him.
Before them stretched a wide, grassy open field extending into the distance, with various tall mountains surrounding the plain, creating a strange and unnatural landscape that left each of them dumbfounded.
What was this?
Weren't they within the mountains? How could such a scenery be so deep within the mountains? These thoughts passed through the minds of everyone present.
Although they had every right to be stunned by the scene before them, they quickly snapped out of their daze and focused on the ongoing battle on the landscape.
Especially Orion, who noticed several corpses on the ground, immediately recognized them as participants who had participated in the trial. He then shifted his gaze towards the humanoid engulfed in flames, fighting against Iris and the other Crystalforge warriors.
Orion turned his head towards the warriors. "I'm sure you could already tell, but just to clarify, the individuals fighting the humanoid white flickering flame are part of the Prismerion race, while the humanoid white flickering flame is a god I mentioned previously."
"In order to get to the Primerian Kingdom and rescue Saria, we need the help of a Prismerion, as they already know a portion of the mountain. So, we will need to rescue one of them and let them lead the way for us," he said, understanding that it wouldn't be a good idea for them to face White Flame now that they hadn't yet rescued Saria.
Even though he would like to rescue a few of them since they all succeeded in the trial and had received a 'Divine Blood', he knew it wouldn't be possible as they needed a distraction to hold off White Flame for the plan to work.
As for why White Flame had taken a humanoid form, he would find out later after asking them.
"Who do you suggest we rescue?" Fifi asked.
She could tell from the look in Orion's eyes that he recognized some individuals before them.
"The woman in heavy black armour wielding a greatsword," Orion said, pointing a finger at Iris.
She continued to wield her great sword, stubbornly attacking White Flame despite her bloodied and battered figure.
"Okay, I've been looking for where I would be able to release some pent-up stress, so I'll take the lead and cover for you all while you rescue the woman," Seth said as he grasped his machete tightly and stepped onto the grass, feeling the sensation of the strange grass beneath his legs as he released his Vylkr energy from all three containers.
Although he didn't know how powerful this so-called god was, he could tell it wasn't that formidable just from watching its battle against the Prismerion race. Still, to avoid any unexpected occurrences, he decided to use his full strength and release some of the intense emotions he had obtained after being defeated by Orion.