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Chapter 443: Headless Paladin

Chapter 443: Headless Paladin
Translator: Halcyon Translations Editor: Halcyon Translations

The lady landlords had ordered takeaway from an excellent restaurant, so Lu Li and his sister came around to join them.

Hence, on Halloween, Lu Li went online later than usual.

The game time was around sunrise, and pumpkin lights were already being hung up. People in Halloween costumes patrolled around the street and the game was filled with a festive atmosphere.

According to the descriptions of the event, during Halloween, players could join in and receive their own Halloween costume.

Of course, once the festival was over, the costumes would disappear as they had a time limit.

Most people wore a pumpkin head costume, which was a little dumb, but cute in its own way.

In an empty spot in Astrana, about a hundred Ruling Sword elite players were waiting on standby. They attracted quite some attention, since it was rare for people to gather like this in the game.

The members of the Ruling Sword were unfazed by the crowd whispering and pointing at them, because if people knew of their identity, they would only be jealous of them.

This was the guild that had won the Shadow Cup; most people wouldn’t even be able to make it into the guild.

At this point, Ruling Sword was a level 15 guild with around twelve thousand members. They had no less than three thousand applicants on a daily basis, but less than thirty were actually accepted.

It was impossible for any guild to reach the top in a short amount of time.

Without a stable foundation, the guild wouldn’t be able to last long.

"Uncle, give me a treat! Give me a treat! Trick or treat!" A group of children ran over from the other side of the road and crowded around Lu Li.

What kind of judgement made them think that he would be an easy target?

Lu Li was helpless, but he still gave each of them a piece of candy.

This was a day that belonged to the children; you couldn’t turn down these children who only looked around three to five years old. You probably wouldn’t even remember that each candy cost ten copper coins when they stared at you with their watery eyes.

Candy was the new function added in for the day.

If you activated the function on a target, you would be able to give them a piece of candy. This was limited to once per target.

As he handed out the candy along the way, Lu Li eventually reached the gathering point.

On the way, there were even some children who gave him candy in return, so now, he had around a dozen pieces in his bag.

"We’ve been waiting. What took you so long?" Square Root 3 had gathered everyone, but the boss never arrived, so it was quite awkward for him.

"What are you guys doing?" Lu Li was shocked.

"Ruling Sword!"

"Ruling Sword!"

"Ruling Sword!"

A hundred people were shouting at the same time; such a sight could not be ignored.

Fortunately, they had gathered in a fairly isolated area, or else, everyone would definitely be staring at them.

It was quite a childish act, but Lu Li was touched by it. He clenched his fist and pressed it against his chest as he also shouted, "Ruling Sword!"

It was unknown who started it, but the guild members shouted even louder.

"Lu Li! Lu Li! King of first clears!"

"Champions! Champions!"

This was fated to be a passionate day. With a bunch of mythical creatures staring them down, Ruling Sword demonstrated their dedication and passion to the world.

"Let’s go."

Lu Li waved his hand and signaled for the event to begin.

The Scarlet Monastery dungeon at this point had become the world of the Headless Paladin.

The Headless Paladin was a member of the Silver Hand, and was once a hero for all Paladins. Unfortunately, he was cursed and eventually fell into the dark side.

Some say that it was his own will to fall into the darkness, because he was filled with hopelessness and rage against the world.

The Headless Paladin had lost his thoughts as it wandered in the Scarlet Monastery. He thought he was still alive and everyone else besides himself was dead. These dead men had to be cleansed away by fire.

He was no longer loyal to the holy light and rode on his Spirit Warhorse as he arrived in green flames.

"This is our first group activity today. I’m not expecting everyone to perform excellently, but I’m hoping everyone can stick to one rule. That is, to do as you’re asked!" After they entered the dungeon, Lu Li began to lecture the one-hundred-man team.

What followed was a bunch of messy responses. Lu Li frowned but he didn’t say anything.

Then, he began adjusting the teams. The group was split into teams of ten and each was given a number. Everyone was asked to remember their own team number and keep watch on their team members’ statuses.

The main tank was Azure Sea Breeze, while the secondary tanks were Global Friendship, God of Destiny and Wandering.

In a team like this, four tanks were enough, but most importantly, Azure Sea Breeze was a strong tank. As the number one tank in Dawn, he usually wouldn’t die easily. The other three tanks were mainly there to pull summoned monsters and were back up tanks in case Azure Sea Breeze died.

The main healer was Darkness, a healing Paladin. Healing Paladins were better at healing single targets than any other class. She was only in charge of healing Azure Sea Breeze; none of the other people mattered to her.

Drifting Night Light and March Rain were also main healers, and were in charge of the entire raid team’s health. The other healers only needed to look after the health of their own team members.

At the same time, Lu Li also had players who were in charge of curse and magic debuffs.

The curse debuff was usually given to the tanks and had to be removed instantly, while the magic debuff was a group debuff and dealt high damage. Someone had to be in charge of it or else they would lose a lot of members.

Just in case the elite team members would get suspicious, Lu Li also made sure that there were other players in charge of other debuffs.

However, the Headless Paladin didn’t know how to use any other debuffs.

Lu Li activated the altar in the middle of the graveyard, after which a cloud of smoke and fire instantly arose.

"All these years, I’ve tasted the pain of losing myself. Now, I finally understand the darkness hidden within my soul..." After a wicked laugh, a giant shadow appeared on the altar. It was an armored Paladin that rode on a Spirit Warhorse.

He held onto a long weapon that was shrouded by mist and emanated with the cries of the dead.

The players weren’t able to see his face, since he was a Headless Paladin. There was only black smoke in the area that was supposed to be his brain, and two bright flames that flickered like eyes in his dark helmet.

As expected from Halloween, this was a truly frightening sight.

"Start. Melee players, get prepared. Ranged players, wait until the main tank has the boss’ focus before you use your skills. All group spells are banned. Whoever makes a mistake will be kicked out and will be placed on standby outside. There are plenty of people waiting outside to enter the dungeon."

Lu Li didn’t explain any strategies, and instead asked for Azure Sea Breeze to pull the Boss.