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Chapter 369: - The Uncertainty of the Continent 2

Emperor of Steel
     Chapter 369: The Uncertainty of the Continent 2

    Thud! Thud! Thud!

    Kiiing!

    The path west to the Perios road to Dris mountain.

    A group of men were climbing on the mountain which had been raining.

    They were the western army Gigant troops led by Duke Butler.

    The western army had troops of 200 Gigants and elite riders, who were all very carefully selected, and followed by the artillery and engineers on 120 trailers.

    In addition, the troops in charge of the mission were actively moving ahead.

    "Hurry up! The canyon must be captured before the Emperor's army reached!"

    "Make it faster!"

    The lower commanders continued to speak encouraging words to the unit.

    However, the march was much harder than expected.

    Although they were too many men, the path on the mountain wasn't very wide, and the ground was mushy due to the constant rain.

    As a result, it was common for the Gigants and trailers to fall because of the sludge.

    The Gigants were known to be the key materials for war.

    They were difficult to operate on a rainy day, however, it was the same when it came to use gunpowder, and the bows whose strings get stretchy because of moisture and the spears which will rust.

    For that reason, it was common to engage in spy activities than war during the rainy season and pull negotiations between the two parties.

    Nevertheless, since the Emperor had moved his army, Duke Butler too was forced to move his men.

    "How long until we reach the canyon?"

    "We have another 5 kilometers to go."

    "Is that so? I hope the rain will stop by then."

    Butler who looked over at the inclement, climbed up using his Hero class Gigant, Rigel.

    Before closing down the hatch, the Duke suddenly frowned when he looked around.

    "Vanden, why are the troops left behind?"

    Just as Butler has said, pointing out to the military flag of Vanden which was pushed out in the marching.

    Considering that he was the one leading it, the troops were comparatively behind.

    "That, a trailer sat behind during the march. There seemed to be some trouble with the magic items, and the Gigant is being used to tow it. But we have no help in speeding it up…"

    "Tch, such pathetic things! Gigant being used to drag a trailer that needs to carry a Gigant!"

    The trailers were less than Gigants.

    It was because they weren't used in combats and had a simple structure, so they needed to have fewer troubles.

    Nevertheless, the fact that it had broken down meant that they neglected the maintenance of it before the journey.

    "You weren't thorough enough in managing the troops. You can never get to a higher level with that poor mental state of yours." Said Butler.

    "Sorry, Sire."

    "Get assistance from the rear units. You can't dawdle behind. Do you understand?"

    "I will keep that in mind."

    Butler, who looked at Vanden with an unpleasant look, hurriedly to the front of the march once again to encourage the troops.

    "Speed up! Don't forget that our luck is based on the fight!"

    Apart from Butler's hope, he was hoping for the rain not to get stronger, and the dark clouds not to get darker due to the rain.

    The rain was falling and disrupting their field view with blur and faint image.