Emperor of Steel

Chapter 416 - Start of Counterattack 2

Pung-! Pung-! Bang!

Kwang! Bang!

By the time Luke had defeated the vanguard Gigants of the Milton Kingdom, a fierce battle was taking place in the Lamer city.

“3rd, 15th, and 28th artillery!”

“Do not step back and keep shooting!”

“There is a fire on the east street! Please support with some fire-fighting men!”

Shortly after the first battle, including Pavel and the residents, the soldiers and the entire city of Lamer was busy without break.

The Grenada Navy, which had attacked villages and towns on the south coast, began to attack the Lamer city three days back.

Duke Nathan divided the fleet into half, and alternately attacked the Lamer city, and Count Fernando attempted to siege with the soldiers leading the Navy.

And as a response, Pavel formed a firm defensive line with the Unicorn Knights who were sent in from the teleport gate, and the Gigants were brought out from the arena.

“Today, we will surely take it down!”

Thud Thud Thud!

When Fernando’s Gigant jumped over the city wall after walking over his allied Gigant’s like stairs, Hwang Bo-sung’s Puppet blocked his way ahead.

From the very beginning, Hwang Bo-sung attempted to subdue the men by using the Three Star God Martial skills.

Bang! Kwang!

“Euk! They are still coming!”

Fernando clicked his tongue as he avoided getting attacked.

The wood giant in front of him had a rider, and the power of it was as good as a knight class.

After he was overpowered, Fernando stepped back a little and stabbed the knee and wrist joint of the Puppet with his large Estoc which was in his hand.

It was a weakness that he had grasped for the wood giant.

Puk! Puk!

And the attack was successful.

However, as if the hit was less than expected, the wooden giant which staggered for a moment began to come back at him.

‘No way, who is he? How can it move even with the joints damaged?’

Fernando, who had no knowledge of the Puppet, stepped back and frowned.

Although he was riding a knight class Gigant and not a Hero class Gigant, he never thought that he would have to deal with a strong rider until he met with the Marquis of Rakan.

However, his sense of pride got broken right from the beginning.

It was because a never-heard wooden giant which appeared along with the Unicorn Knights and Fist Master who could control it.

‘Dammit, should I aim where the magic stone is, in the chest or cockpit? No, what if even that doesn’t work…’

It was when Fernando was biting his lips and trying to figure out his opponent.

A man yelled from behind.

“Count Salizar! The fleet signaled retreat!”

“What? Already?”

When the siege was turning sluggish, it seemed like Duke Nathan signaled for a retreat.

Fernando was forced to stop his attacks and retreat back mumbles, “can’t help it. All forces, retreat!”

The land battle units which were under his commander were very similar to a low tide.

Fernando stared at the wooden giant before jumping back on the wall.

“They are retreating! Chase them!”

“Woah!!”

Hwang Bo-sung and the Unicorn Knights shouted and pursed them.

However, unlike before, when the enemy infant Gigants were stepping on lines, a large obstacle had made an appearance.

“Kuek! These rats!”

The commander of the Unicorn Knights, Kaper, burst into anger when he saw Grenada’s Gigant’s on the sandy beach.

In his heart, he wanted to chase after the pirates and throw them off.

However, if he chased after them, the heavyweight Puppet and the friendly soldiers will be facing trouble because of the sand.

A counterattack in the situation could cause irreversible things to happen.

“I would have been nice if we had a lightweight Gigant to pursue them.”

From the time of the Torlot Fortress, Alex, the close friend of Kaper was lamenting by his side.

“That is right. But now we can’t take off the gloves and put on wooden…”

“Later we will have to ask Lord to make marine Gigants.”

The two men who knew that they couldn’t possibly pursue their enemies led the troops back to Lamer city.

Seeing the flames and smoke rising from the city, they clenched their fist with their hardened faces.

Bang!

Fernando, who went back to the Hyredin office room, put down his helmet roughly on the table.

Nathan, who saw the kid, smiled.

“Are you angry?”

“Isn’t it natural? If only I had a little more time we could have been able to capture the city, but we had to come back because of the hasty signal.”

“Do you really think like that?”

At the question from Nathan, Fernando bowed his head.

“Sorry, Sire. I am was angry and without knowing…”

Duke Nathan knew very well how motivated Fernando was of this being his first-ever overseas expedition.

Probably at the same time, he wanted to boast his sword skills which everyone called as a genius, and he must have thought that it was an opportunity to strengthen his position as a successor to the throne by taking merit.

And he did succeed for the first few days.

Several villages were plundered and small forts along the coast got burned.

But for the first time in the Lamer city, his steps got blocked.

Contrary to the thoughts that the city would be easy to fall, they had been in vain for three long days.

Maybe the story would have been different if the man fighting Fernando was the Rakan Marquis, the descendant of the warrior.

Because he was the only one Fernando accepted as his opponent.

However, the opponent was a Fist master who he never heard of.

It was the Rakan Marquis, who he considered as a rival but a man who seemed very normal.

“Tch, the battle sometimes leads to victory and defeat. There is still plenty of time, so we don’t have to be impatient. An impatient sword can lead to injury.”

“Yes, I will keep that in mind.”

On the advice of Duke, Fernando nodded his head.

He had been on the land for three days, but that didn’t mean that the entire expedition had been a failure.

“According to the spy of the Milton Kingdom, the Rakan Marquis led the rest of the manor’s forces and marched north.”

“Then there is no more power to send to the southern coast.”

“Yes, you can perform the siege with peace of mind. The war is at our advantage.”

Due to the constant bombardment and siege, the Rakan estate isolated the Lamer city, and the city was forced to wear out.

And once the forces of Lamer get tired, they will exhibit gaps.

Nathan and Fernando were aiming for such gaps and began to discuss possible plans to attack Lamer city.