Kael slept a little in the road and then waked up in the bumpy road of Argenta that goes to the Barbarian kingdom of Farmus. He fixed his clothes and wiped his face with a cloth.
"We've arrived at the borders of the Barbarian Kingdom.", said the knight
Kael winked and wiped his eyes. He can't see clearly because his eyes didn't adjust yet from the bright light of the sun. It was noon and the sun was at its peak. Kael peaked outside and then saw the desolate wilderness of dried land.
"We will be meeting monsters on our way so prepare yourself. The wilderness was teeming with crazed hyenas and other monsters. We have to be extra careful if we want to live through this. The monsters are above your level so it will be difficult. Don't worry you got us! Right team!", shouted the knight.
"Yeah!", they all chorused.
They readied their weapons, their senses are more alert for they know that danger will come. Kael peeped outside together with the ranger. The ranger used his skill "far-sight". With his telescopic eyes, he saw the hyenas and they are numerous.
"Ten, twenty, no way! they are numbered fifty!", the ranger said while alarmed.
"How did they reproduced like that? they are twice the number this time."
"They are still far! The team let's go out and protect the carriage!", said the Knight
Kael together with them went outside.
"Position yourselves! Me and the paladin, to the front! Ranger to the top of the carriage. Priest, in our backs; heal the injured. Mage, to the top of the carriage and fire a spell at them while they are still far.", the knight leader commands them.
"How about me?", Kael asked.
"Sorry, I almost forgot about you. Just fight together with us and protect the priest.", he said to him.
Kael positioned himself at the back of the priest to protect her.
"They are coming! prepare the spell!", the knight shouted
"[Mega Fireball!]", he shouted while he let out the spell.
A big fireball was gathering on his staff and then he unleashed it to the enemies.
The bursting fire exploded and smoke rose from the area of its effect.
The crazed hyenas are thrown all over and the remaining enemies were scattered. He eliminated ten enemies with just a single spell. The enemies didn't back down but instead they were angered, they dashed towards their direction. They were showing their canines to show that they were enraged.
The knight and the paladin raised their shields towards their chest. The enemies were getting nearer and nearer.
"Prepare for combat!", their leader yelled
The Hyenas struck his shield and the knight used his skill "[Bash]". The hyena was thrown and it felt dizziness due to the impact.
The paladin struck the incoming hyena with his hammer.
The body of hyena sounded as it was struck with his hammer.
Some hyenas were stopped by the paladin and the knight but a single enemy has passed through the defense. It aimed towards their priest. Kael was ready to attack and then he slashed it with his sword.
The enemy bit his sword as he slashed it, making his sword stuck from its mouth. Kael felt irritated so he kicked it.
It flowed towards their companions. The enemies encircled them and the mage is firing his fireballs to the enemies. The same with the ranger.
The ranger is firing from the top of the carriage. His skill "[Return Arrows]" is making his arrows return to his hands by his spell. In other words, his arrows will return if he will use his spell.
Kael was defending the priest from the enemies left and right. His sword technique was currently used. He remembered his test on the sword techniques that involves slashing the dummy rapidly. It was then put to use.
The knight shouted while repelling the parade of enemies. The hyenas were biting the knight's armor but they can't penetrate their teeth from the steel armor of the knight. Kael was still uninjured and can repel the enemies.
"More are coming!", their leader shouted
Another wave of enemies was coming and they have depleted their stamina and mana by half. Kael was still in vigor and has no sweat at all. The enemies attacked like a flood running through them. The knight was struck by three simultaneously and was thrown to the ground.
He gasped as the hyenas are reaching his neck. The paladin was also struck but he used his skill "[Towering stance]", his skill will let him stand for three seconds without being blown and his defense will be enhanced by twofold.
Pak! Pak! Pak!
The enemies that attacked their leader was thrown. Kael kicked them and then he slashed the upcoming enemies.
Their leader saw how fast Kael is when he slashes and evades the enemies. Kael poured monster attractant to his sword and then he ran towards them.
The Knight was perplexed by his trick and then he commanded the ranger and the mage.
"Mage! Ranger! Attack the enemies as Kael will play the bait.", the knight leader shouted.
Kael was running around the carriage in circles and the mage and ranger were firing them with spells and arrows. Kael evades and slashed. He has the stamina to execute it all.
"[Rapid fire!] [Return arrows!]", the ranger used his spell
"[Fireball!] [Fireball!] [Fireball!]", the mage yelled as he cast his spells.
For some time then made great progress and killed them all.
The knight killed seventeen enemies and still counting. Kael also killed ten and the paladin also killed fourteen. The ranger killed fifteen and the mage killed fourteen.
They gasped and was out of air. Kael drank his stamina potion and relaxed while sitting on the carriage. They managed to take out the enemies with the help of Kael.
"Thanks! as the leader of the party, I thank you with all my heart.", He said to Kael
"You're welcome, we're sharing the same quest so don't thank me. It's normal to help out.", Kael said to him
"We will be venturing the bandit lands next. I hope we will be safe on the way.", the leader said to him.
"Really? are they strong?", Kael asked
"Some have level twenty and up. They also have a leader that has a level of fifty. Let's be careful not to be clashing with them. But we'll be safe, don't you worry. Just take a rest first.", he said reassuringly
"Okay, but we don't have to lower our guards. It's better to be prepared for the time being.", Kael said to him.
"Yeah you were right, you can sleep now. We will just wake you up when we're there.", he said to him.
Kael slept while hugging his backpack. They traveled along the way and then the rain came.