Chapter 78: One Master vs. Nine Grandmasters
Su Hao continued to run forward without stopping, and the small town grew farther and farther away.
After a while, he realized that he hadn’t shaken off the pursuit of the nine Grandmaster-level warriors.
So Su Hao began to change direction, running for a while in one direction, then immediately changing to another, repeating this pattern. However, the nine Grandmaster-level warriors behind him clung stubbornly to his trail.
Su Hao understood that they must have a way to track him, regardless of how many times he changed direction; they could immediately lock onto his position.
He stopped changing direction and instead ran straight ahead. Since the enemy could lock onto his location, changing direction wouldn’t help him create distance; it might even make it easier for them to catch up.
As Su Hao sprinted at full speed, he analyzed the situation, “The distance is about 1,500 meters now. How are they locking onto my direction? Could it be perception? Perhaps scent, sound, or an unknown life field!”
The nine Grandmaster-level warriors behind him were only slightly slower in full sprint, and he wasn’t sure what the maximum tracking distance of the enemy was. This meant that even if he wanted to completely shake them off, he didn’t know how long it would take.
“My speed is still too slow. I need to study flight runes!”
Furrowing his brow, Su Hao pondered for a moment. He realized that running like this wasn’t cost-effective for him because he couldn’t be sure if there were only these ten people, or if there were others waiting ahead of him.
If he turned around now, he would face nine Grandmaster-level warriors, and the risk was known. But if he continued running, he might encounter more than nine, and the risk would be unknown.
He needed to manage the risk!
Su Hao chose to confront them head-on!
Grandmaster-level warriors were not invincible.
The only issue was that there were a lot of enemies. Once he got caught in a chaotic battle and encirclement, Su Hao, no matter how skilled he was, would be in trouble.
“So, create the conditions for nine one-on-one fights, kill them one by one.”
Su Hao’s mind raced. He first set the basic combat target, deduced the combat process, and then determined the attack order.
“Little Light, target: nine Grandmaster-level warriors behind, criteria: speed, sort.”
Su Hao’s radar immediately displayed the numbers one to nine, with number one representing the fastest warrior, followed by two, then three, and so on.
Su Hao’s plan was simple.
First, throughout the battle, he must maintain a high-speed moving state, with no stops allowed, to avoid being entangled and surrounded.
Second, he would use his long and short swords to launch surprise attacks, ensuring a one-hit kill.
Finally, he would prioritize the fastest opponent to attack first. This way, while attacking, he would ensure that the remaining enemies couldn’t catch up to their rhythm with even faster speed.
Su Hao took a deep breath, ran at full speed, drew a curve, reversed direction, and charged straight toward the nine pursuing individuals.
One Master vs. Nine Grandmasters!
Various colors of light began to shine on Su Hao’s helmet, and his longsword emitted a misty and colorful light. The shape of the blade was no longer distinguishable. The “Triple Eruption” beneath his metallic boots was ready to unleash.
The runes on his weapons and armor were fully activated.
With Little Light’s assistance, other runes were drawn simultaneously.
“Earth Spike,” “Fire Ring,” “Electric Current,” “Erosion Mist,” all in a ready state.
Over a thousand meters, the two sides met in the blink of an eye.
The leader in the water-patterned cape was the fastest, running ahead of the others. The rest followed behind him.
He squinted at the silver-armored figure charging at high speed and gestured with both hands, making a circular motion, “Spread out, surround him!”
The Grandmaster-level warriors behind him immediately spread out left and right, forming a pocket to try and encircle Su Hao.
“Hey!” Su Hao couldn’t help but laugh. It was just what he wanted. What he feared the most was that the enemy would rush at him in a mob, swinging their swords randomly.
So, Su Hao didn’t need to worry about the others anymore. He would deal with that water-patterned cape warrior first.
His eyes were fixed firmly on the cape warrior, and his speed and momentum continued to rise.
The leader in the cape knew that Su Hao’s target was him, but he showed no fear. His longsword darkened briefly, then lit up with a dull glow as he activated “Hardening” and “Penetration.” His armor also darkened for a moment, followed by a faint red glow as “Hardening” and “Barrier” were activated.
Who was he?
He was none other than the renowned “Unscathed Water Pattern Grandmaster” of Anzhou City, and his beast pattern was the incredibly powerful “Healing.” Who could he fear?
The expression of the short “passerby” in front of him gradually became perplexed, then insane, and finally, bizarre. What was wrong with this person?
But for Su Hao, it didn’t matter. The fact that this man dared to create rune longswords and armor to use against him meant that the outcome was foreseeable.
In an instant, Su Hao and the cape warrior passed each other at high speed.
Su Hao’s speed didn’t waver in the slightest as he continued running into the distance, leaving only his back and the cape warrior, whose body fell to the ground, with his head rolling away.
The remaining eight warriors were left dumbfounded.
Another person stepped forward and said harshly, “Chase after him!”
Everyone immediately woke up from their stupor and began to chase Su Hao while formulating a plan.
“‘Passerby’ is very fast, has extremely strong long-range assault capabilities, and possesses tremendous attack power. Our longswords and armor can’t block him. During combat, pay attention to evasion.”
“At the same time, don’t scatter your positions. Pair up, assist each other, and coordinate.”
“Our goal is to slow down ‘Passerby’s’ speed, then engage him in pairs to create opportunities for Old Crane.”
“Old Crane, stay in the rear, and prepare ‘Destructive Fist.'”
Old Crane was a thin, elderly man. Compared to the others, he looked a bit shorter, but he was still taller than Su Hao. There was no way to tell just by looking at him that he possessed formidable combat power.
Soon, Su Hao circled back again to replenish his runes.
“He’s coming! Be careful and evade. The target is me. Get close to me and look for opportunities.”
Su Hao rapidly closed the distance. It seemed that the enemy had quickly adapted and found a way to deal with him, but he was prepared for this.
“Earth Spike” activated.
The moment Su Hao’s foot touched the ground, the effect of the rune transmitted into the earth beneath his feet, causing the entire ground to tremble slightly.
“Pu pu pu!”
Numerous sharp spikes shot out of the ground within the range of the eight warriors. The warriors had sensed something was amiss when the ground started moving and quickly jumped to avoid the dense spikes.
Although the spikes didn’t harm anyone, they achieved Su Hao’s goal—disrupting the enemy formation.
He was getting closer.
Su Hao instantly accelerated, and his longsword was raised.
The Grandmaster-level warrior was slightly panicked but didn’t lose his composure. He slowed his pace slightly, preparing to block or dodge Su Hao’s attack.
Su Hao’s longsword struck down.
With a shower of sparks, Su Hao’s longsword was deflected to the side by the warrior’s sword, without making a solid hit.
But it wasn’t over.
Electric current flowed into the warrior’s body through his armor, causing a momentary stiffness. Su Hao smoothly rotated his body and used his left-hand short blade to smoothly cut across the warrior’s neck.
The head flew up, and blood sprayed.
Su Hao didn’t stop for a moment and continued to run.
Two Grandmasters were already blocking his path.
“Fire Ring” activated.
A strong burst of flames spread outward from Su Hao’s position.
It didn’t cause significant damage, but it had a powerful visual impact. The two Grandmaster warriors immediately halted their advance and watched as Su Hao ran away once again.