Chapter 366: Final Statistics of the Battle
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Not too long later, Bandake quickly reported the statistics of the battle.
In this battle, 50 royal lnights were not killed. Only 2 of them were unlucky. When they were charging forward, they were met with death knights who desperately tried to stop them. However, they were all lightly injured and their lives were not in danger.
As for the 300 Swadian Knight who followed closely behind, there were more casualties.
36 people died in battle.
165 people were lightly injured.
After all, they did not have extraordinary powers. When they were charging with the royal knights, they were unlucky enough to encounter the death knights. In close combat, even if they could slightly block them, they would not be able to block the extraordinary powers that contained the negative energy of the undead.
As for the main force of this battle, the 1,300 Swadian man-at-arms suffered even more serious casualties.
The number of casualties reached 217.
481 people were lightly injured from the direct confrontation with the skeleton cavalry.
Furthermore, most of the Swadian man-at-arms’ fan shields or chain armor injuries had been left behind by the skeleton cavalry.
After all, the weapons of the skeleton cavalry were also long spears. Although they had already decayed after 10,000 years, as long as they carried out charge, the little negative energy contained within could still cause damage.
At the very least, the effect of the force was mutual. The high speed of the cavalry’s charge could cause blunt injuries just by colliding with it!
There were also the 2,000 desert bandits.
These Sarrandian people who belonged to the light cavalry were only equipped with leather armor, so their defense was even worse.
Although they did not have the main force to charge forward, they were only at the back of the heavy cavalry and flanking them. However, when they encountered the skeleton cavalry who were not afraid of death, the casualties after the battle were not low either.
The number of casualties was 267.
The number of light and heavy injuries was 569.
This battle couldn’t be considered a complete victory at the epic level.
The undead cavalry that had the advantage in numbers weren’t pushovers in Kant’s eyes either.
The reason he dared to fight them was because he relied on the [ purification pulse ] of the sun disk as his trump card, as well as the 50 royal knights as his high-end combat strength. Otherwise, it would be too dangerous for him to take such a risky move.
Kant’s personality was more like that of a politician.
He was not a gambler.
Although he could take risks for certain purposes, he would definitely not put all of his life on the line.
Without a trump card, he would definitely not do this.
Just like this battle.
The reason why he could lure the undead cavalry in the sky of death into a decisive battle was because he had a trump card and a foundation to back it up.
Most importantly, Kant had won this battle. Even though he knew that the casualty rate of this battle was not low, it was the perfect opening for the entire strategic situation!
The hegemony of the Nahrin Desert was once again in Kant’s hands.
The “Drondheim” castle on the Oasis Lookout was still standing.
Kant nodded, satisfied.
Although it was not a complete victory at the epic level, it was still considered a great victory!
This battle had wiped out at least 150,000 enemies!
Just when Kant opened the dialog box for the troop class upgrade, it could be said that all the troop class in charge of guarding the castle already had a full amount of experience points. They could directly upgrade, or even level up to a higher level!
However, Kant did not directly choose to level up.
Instead, he waved his hand and instructed Bandake beside him, “Go down and clean up the battlefield. Stay alert.”
Bandake nodded, bowed, and left.
After the victory of this battle, everyone was beaming with joy, but they did not let down their guard because of this.
The surrounding death canopy had been swept by the purification pulse of the sun disc. It had already lost its cohesion and disintegrated, dissipating into the world along with the breeze that blew from the depths of the Nahrin desert.
However, there was still a small amount of remaining black fog that remained.
This was the tenacious resistance of the negative energy.
If this place was a graveyard, there would have been new zombies or skeleton soldiers appearing long ago.
The birth of the undead race was pretty simple. If the conditions were right, they could even set up an undead army of over ten thousand in just a few months. In fact, with the flow of time, countless undead would gather together, forming a calamity with millions of undead that was truly terrifying!
In order to prevent such a situation from happening, even if it was the first sign of such a situation, Kant would strictly order all the troops to treat it with caution. After all, the undead in the depths of the Nahrin desert had yet to be completely wiped out.
In fact, the true main force of the undead wasn’t even here.
“The people of Mannheim are in trouble.”
Kant’s expression was calm.
Previously, the death knight who claimed to be the ninth elector had revealed too much information. Although he didn’t receive detailed information, and it was impossible for him to get detailed information, Kant still had a plan in mind.
The undead troops that went south were all destroyed, so he could focus his strength to continue developing.
There wouldn’t be any problems for a short period of time.
But it wasn’t absolute.
If the undead in the depths of the Nahrin desert in the north noticed that the undead troops that were heading south hadn’t returned for a long time and hadn’t sent any news back, they would probably continue to send their troops to conquer them.
Kant didn’t know how many more undead troops there were.
But he also knew that there were definitely quite a few.
An army of nearly 150,000 was directly thrown over, and they weren’t even the main force!
Just thinking about it made people afraid. If it was the Dukedom of Leo, they would probably have to gather the entire country’s strength to be able to resist the undead army. If it was a long-term or protracted war of attrition, it would probably not turn out well.
The citizens and noble families of the Dukedom of Leo would not be as loyal as the residents of the world of Caladia.
If the situation was not good, they would immediately flee.
According to the undead’s style of sneak attacks and surprise attacks, the greatest possibility was that the Dukedom of Leo would be broken through the stone pass in a short period of time, and the undead army would rush into the Northern County, after devouring lives, they would form an even larger undead army to attack the southern county and eastern county. If they were lucky, they could even break through the main city of one of the counties.
Even if they could not break through, they could still spread out to attack human villages and towns. Then, they could use the undead that were summoned after harvesting to attack the cities and castles that the noble families occupied, thus engaging in the war of attrition that the undead were best at.
At that time, the Dukedom of Leo would lose more than half of its territory.
There might be a possibility that the kingdom would fall!
If the silver platter kingdom and the other human kingdoms didn’t help, the entire north bank of the river would probably fall into the hell of the undead and become a forbidden area for the humans within a short period of time!
Not to mention the human kingdoms.
If it wasn’t for Kant’s strong city defense and powerful trump cards, he would probably have died among the countless undead!
Although it looked like Drondheim Castle was surrounded by hundreds of thousands of undead, these undead didn’t have any means to attack the castle. It was impossible for them to capture the castle in a short time.
Moreover, Kant had royal knights who were as powerful as the undead knights.
There were more of them.
As long as there were enough resources, it wouldn’t be a problem for them to defend the castle for several years!
Of course, they did not need to defend for that long. With Kant’s strength, it would not be a problem for him to defeat and clean up the undead.
Just like now, after obtaining victory at the current stage, he could sit in his council hall and enjoy the delicately cooked desserts in the kitchen while listening to the news of victory.
The battlefield had been cleaned up, and a large number of skeletons had been collected.
This was the reason why the civilians were working harder.
It was just noon.
The scorching noon sun that had not been seen for a long time shone down, dispersing the faint chill brought by the curtain of death. At the same time, it completely evaporated and dispersed the tiny black fog that had not gathered together but dispersed instead.
Rootless duckweed could not stir up any waves.
It was being guarded strictly for the celebration banquet that was about to arrive in the evening.
Since this battle had been won, there would naturally be a banquet to celebrate the victory. Not only would it motivate many soldiers to pledge their loyalty, but it would also allow many soldiers to relax in a timely manner after the tense battle phase.
In the residence of the castle, the cooks and civilians had already begun to get busy. A large number of flour sacks and various spices, as well as dried meat and fresh meat, were brought in, including dried sausage and ale. There were even things like honey and chicken, eggs, and fresh beef.
The “Drondheim”castle, which already had a good trade relationship with the continent of Caradia and the continent of Pande, did not lack resources, not to mention these common ingredients!
“Let’s relax first.”
Kant stood on the roof of the council hall,
looking at the rising smoke and the mixed aroma of food in the castle, the corners of his mouth curled up slightly. “But don’t let your guard down. When the time comes, I hope that someone will be in charge of arranging it.”
“Lord Kant, I will personally keep an eye on it.”
Manide answered solemnly.
Kant smiled and said, “Well, it’s been hard on you today. This celebration banquet will last for seven days. You and Bandake will take turns.” After a pause, he turned his head and asked, “Jocelyn should be back soon, right?”
“It should be in these two days.”
He frowned slightly and said in puzzlement, “Logically speaking, Jocelyn shouldn’t have gone to Fangorn forest for too long.”
“That’s right.” Kant nodded.
Fangorn forest was an important location for the MOD series of the Lord of the Rings: the last day.
It was considered a hidden area and was the habitat of the tree people.
However, it was precisely because it had a deep relationship with the tree people that it had nothing to do with ordinary humans. If one entered Fangorn forest without the permission of the tree people, they would be expelled by an unknown spell, forming a maze and getting lost unknowingly, in the end, he was expelled from this forest.
Even though Kant’s trade caravan had obtained the permission of the tree people in the Fangorn Forest and established a trade route, these tree people actually did not have any intention of trading.
Anything that belonged to humans was no different to the tree people.
Even if it was gold or silver, they were no different from stones in the eyes of the tree people.
Therefore, the reason why Joycelin went to Fangorn forest was to build a good relationship with these tree people. It could be considered as bringing some courtesy to Kant. After all, he was quite envious of these mysterious species in nature.
If they could become his troop class, then they would be a high-end troop class!
“Let’s wait for a while.”
Kant shook his head.
Looking at the cautious desert bandits who were patrolling around the castle, he nodded and said, “Joycelin is a very good businessman. I think he has his own ideas, since he came back later. Maybe he can bring us a surprise.”
“Maybe.” Manide nodded.