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Chapter 518 - Star of Battlefield 5

Emperor of Steel
     Chapter 518: Star of Battlefield 5

    It was already dawn where darkness was only getting darker.

    Symphonia Kingdom's men, who went to bed early, were moving busily.

    They ate the pre-prepared meals of the camp from last evening and were ready to launch an attack on Sherwood City.

    When the infantry troops that were on the vanguard were rafting quietly, a torch suddenly shone brightly on the walls.

    "Shoot them!"

    Pung! Pung!

    Shells soared from the sky and flashed in the darkness.

    The flashes that caught the eyes of the infantry units of Symphonia changed the dark night into a bright one.

    "Damn it, we have been caught!"

    "Do not panic. Hurry and provide cover for our allies!"

    The Symphonia artillery unit, which was silently waiting for the opponent, began to fire at once.

    During the night, flashes of light and fire shone relentlessly. Screams continued to sound on the water where the shells were falling.

    A full-scale night siege began.

    During the fierce battle, a series of rafts floated upstream of the river.

    However, the Southern Army's gaze, which was extremely concentrated on the shelling of Symphonia, failed to notice the rafts that were approaching them.

    As the city of Sherwood was huge, there were large sewers through which various kinds of dirt and rainwater moved.

    The sewage, which was connected to the riverside on the east and south had double iron encased bars to prevent the enemy from invading.

    Guards were placed near the opening, but seeing how huge the enemy forces were, they didn't consider the sewage as an option the enemy would use.

    Inside the guard post of the east sewage entrance.

    When his colleague began to doze off, another guard woke him up with irritation.

    "Look here, stay alert! If you doze off here, the knight might just come to slash your neck."

    "Uhm, sorry. I was out repairing the walls in the day, so I'm tired…"

    "Even so, you should do this properly. How could you even sleep with all that noise outside?"

    "Well, the shells aren't falling anywhere near us. I am really sorry for all our friends who are dying at the wall, but shouldn't a man get some rest?"

    "If you are really sorry for them, then just stay alert. What if a special unit of the enemy comes here?"

    It had happened numerous times in the past, secretly infiltrating another land with the help of the sewage tunnels.

    That was why everyone was concerned with it. However, his fellow soldiers just shook his head with no worry.

    "Hey, this is made of double layers of Gigantium allow, and it is thicker than regular sewer gates."

    In addition, defense magic was enchanted on it, so it wasn't just regular soldiers, but even if knights came, they wouldn't be able to succeed.

    "But what if a Gigant comes in and breaks it?"

    "How come I have to be with such a stupid friend. How can such a heavy Gigant even cross that flowing river? And what if it does cross it? Even though this sewer is large, it isn't large enough for a Gigant to fit in. And if they try to force it to enter, it wouldn't able to move further in or move out."

    It was for that very reason that only a handful of guards were placed in the guard post.

    And for that very reason, the knights, who should have been near the guard post ordering the guards were in the city getting rest instead of staying in such a stinky place.

    "Then, I feel relieved… Huh, what is that?"

    "What is what?"

    While the two soldiers were having a good conversation, one of them noticed a raft floating at the entrance of the sewer.

    The raft, which was entangled with weeds and other plants, soon released two arrows.

    "Kuak!"