Alomitsu - Chapter 13
Chapter 13: The Prisoner (8)
Fear and despair spread in everyone’s heart.
The hollow eye sockets of the pirates were burning with green flames, and they were like an army of dead souls on the sea of night. This story that could only be recorded in myths happened right in front of my eyes.
“Night is coming. Who am I?!”
“Show the great light above this sea, tremble, worship, kneel down.” Kild’s voice seemed to be coming from all around, and I couldn’t distinguish his location.
“Hey!!!” The sea began to surge violently, and a broken and white mist-filled ship suddenly rushed out of the deep sea, and the sea was lifted high. The vibration caused the ship under my feet to tremble slightly.
A terrifying ancient ship appeared in our eyes. The damp and cold wooden ship was covered with dry bones tied to the cross. A tall white skeleton stood on the bow of the ancient ship and turned to look at us.
It looked like the flames of hell swept through all of us. The iron tool on his frontal bone was pulled out by him, and the iron tool was easily crushed into iron powder.
While I was dominated by this fear and despair, the crisp sound of breaking sounded on the deck. I turned my head and saw the white robed Assassin leading his three men with oil lamps to the outside board of our ship. Hey smashed the lamps on the ship.
After the oil lamp was smashed, the flame instantly engulfed the outer deck.
“Etinebun (You are crazy)!!!” I shouted to the white-robed Assassin in Roman language. Now if the ship was burned, we who fell into the sea would undoubtedly die.
“Strine, nutiinimic, acumnavaeprinsde Youzhe. (Outsiders, you don’t understand anything. Now this ship is entangled by the ghost),” one of the white-robed Assassin’s men walked over and grabbed my bloody hands and shouted.
“Let go of him, our mission has failed, and the main mission is to escape from this place.” The white robed Assassin spoke fluent English to me this time.
This time, the white robed Assassin walked in front of me. I saw his face clearly. It was a face full of stab wounds that made me afraid to ask him what he had experienced. The white robed Assassin had a standard Romanian appearance, aside from his strange and mysterious red pattern tattooed on his forehead.
“I know you want to ask, but now you don’t need to know the reason, you just need to understand that If you don’t want to die, do what we say,” he said to me in an unquestionable tone, and there was a trace of cold killing intent. If I interrupted his approach, I was afraid he would cut off my head without hesitation.
“Listen, everyone. If you don’t want your soul and body to fall into this sea of hell, just do what I say.” He lifted the golden cross from his pocket, which only the pope could wear and use.
Are these Assassins of the Pope? But the first sentence he said when he came to this ship was the archbishop. This was infighting!
This word flashed across my mind, but I refuted the word infighting. It was a mystery what kind of relationship these hell-like dead bones of pirates had with the archbishop. But it didn’t matter now, because the slaves who saw the golden cross had a gleam of hope in their eyes.
“This is the enlightenment of the Pope!”
“God did not abandon us.”
At this moment, everyone, including Rui, was excited. Except for me, because I didn’t believe in the enlightenment these people were talking about, but under certain extremely bad conditions, faith would make people have the desire to live.
“Men! All of you go down and pull the oars. Women, throw the oil lamps on the outside of the boat. Children, cooperate with your parents and cooperate with other people without parents. Everyone listen, God has not abandoned us. If you don’t do this, we will be dragged into hell by Satan, because this is an oracle!”
“This is an oracle!!” The thirty or so slaves who survived shouted loudly. I had to say that the timing of the white robed Assassin’s speech was quite right.
I looked at the bones of the pirates who were preparing to go around, and then at the excited slaves. The hope in my heart was also inspired by these people who wanted to survive.
In violent storms, the army of the undead could not stop our thirst for life and hope to live.
The sails were raised, and the flames of the oil lamps burned the moss around the board. The receding of the moss made the slaves cry out, as it slowly disappeared in the flames.
“Kill them.” Kild pointed with his pale finger bone at us. The pirate bones standing above the sea were superimposed and climbed toward the deck, but they were burned into black smoke when they came into contact with the flames. Regardless of that however, they rushed toward the deck without fear of death.
It didn’t take long for a large number of pirate bones to tear the ship.
“Can’t sit and wait for death.” I spat out some residue blood, resisting the severe pain in my body. I picked up the longsword on the deck, and then raised it high.
“Set sail and never let the undead on the bottom of the sea destroy us!” My roar made the white robed Assassin glance at me. He quickly ran to the position of the helm, quickly turning the circular rudder. The other slaves, along with my roar, also roared loudly.
In the flames, the ship gradually loosened, but it still couldn’t reach the point where the ship could continue sailing. Now there were a few pirates jumping on the ship, and their hollow eye sockets were burning with green flames.
“For victory, for glory.” I dragged my longsword towards the pirate’s bones. They were weak and fragile, as even with a scimitar, they couldn’t match my strength. The next moment, the bones I chopped squirmed, and then condensed again, exactly the same as the half bones I saw in the underground church palace.
“Damn it.” I wielded a long sword and chopped these bones into pieces, but they were still alive, so I couldn’t kill them at all. Several pirate bones jumped into the deck.
“Go to hell.” A black woman slammed the oil lamp on top of the bone, and the long bone knife pierced into the chest of the black woman, but he was also swallowed by the flame of the oil lamp and turned into black smoke, and then completely disappeared.
After I saw this scene, I thought in my mind that the second floor of the cabin once exuded the smell of oil, and now I could only fight it, or else I couldn’t stop these bone attacks at all.
“Rui!” I yelled to Rui, who was fighting with the bones.
“Mr. Dante, what’s the matter!” Rui kicked off the pirate’s bones and ran towards me. After seeing the young man still full of vitality, I felt relieved about the worries in my heart.
“There are oil drums on the deck below. We pour oil on the deck guardrail. These pirates’ bones will disappear as long as they touch the flames. The flames on the outer planks of the ship cannot be completely covered, and it is difficult to pour the oil on the outer ship in a panic. =.”
“But this will burn the ship. The deck and the outer deck are different.” Rui was shocked at my thoughts, and I stretched out my hands and pressed on Rui’s dark and healthy face.
“Trust me, Rui. Didn’t you say that I was the man of destiny? Believe in me again, because if we don’t do this now, we can’t escape.”
Rui hesitated for a moment, then nodded at me. Rui and I rushed into the cabin on the second floor, and at this time, I realized that the smell of the cabin on the second floor was the smell of rotten corpses. Rui and I were looking for oil drums like crazy.
Finally, we found oil in the dilapidated wooden coffin. These oils were not commonly used oils, but some refined chemical oils.
“Are you ready?” Ruiy nodded to me. We bent down and lifted the wooden coffin. With this lift, a strong tingling sensation came from my left shoulder, which made me almost let go. This wound was caused by Kild’s gunshot, but fortunately it wasn’t very deep.
“Ooooo~” I roared as Rui helped me carry the wooden coffin and walk onto the deck. At this moment, the deck was extremely chaotic. I watched the children throw the pirate bones down so that they could not fully integrate, and even the women joined the struggle. The main combat power however were the three Assassins.
Rui and I placed the coffin in front of the door of the cabin, and the coffin fell on the deck and made a heavy sound.
“Open the coffin and sprinkle oil!” I told Rui, and Rui’s sturdy arm lifted the coffin board, and my left shoulder, which was causing me more and more suffering, held up the oil and sprinkled it toward the edge of the boat rail.
“Don’t even think about it, humble slave.” A skeletal pirate hid in the shadows. He bared his teeth and shouted at me without being illuminated by moonlight. He threw a knife at me, with power a skeleton shouldn’t possess.
A shot was fired and sparks flashed in the air for a moment, as the flying knife bounced off. It was the white robed Assassin’s subordinate who saved me.
“Bravo, strine. (Good job, foreigner)” He gave me an ugly smile. It seemed that this guy was not good at laughing, but I didn’t bother to answer him. Rui and I just sprinkled oil on the deck.
During the oiling process, the Assassin kept covering us, and the oily water was quickly spilled everywhere.
At this moment, the ship made the sound of moving, and the ship we were on was moving again. The sound made Rui and I almost burst into tears, but our excitement lasted less than a second, as the ship was unable to continue moving.
“The pirate below is chopping the oar on the left side!” My face changed suddenly, and Rui panicked.
“Nu, existoaltcale, strine. (No, there is another way, outsider)” The robust Assassin lifted the coffin and poured oil toward the lower left of the ship, intending to drop the oil and water on the bones of the pirate below. If the flame was lit, it is enough to temporarily block the pirate bones below for a short while.
“Mr. Dante, I’ll cover him. You are responsible for the ignition.” Rui grabbed the oil lamp hanging next to him and handed it to me, then he picked up the axe and rushed towards the pirate bones on the deck.
I saw the bones of pirates on the lower left that looked like locusts. They chopped off the oars frantically. Several oars were chopped off, before the somewhat dark Assassin next to me dumped the rest of the oil.
“Get out of the way.” I pushed Assassin away after pouring the oil, and then ignited the oil on the edge of the deck. The fire rose in an instant, and within this instant, I threw the oil lamp toward the lower left and at the same time ignited the oil on the deck.
A circle of oil on the deck burned to form a wall of fire, the left side of the ship loosened, as the bones of the pirates under the left side burned into black smog. The smoke showed screaming skulls, before they then dissipated with the squally wind, and the ship was sailing once again.
“Stand steady!!” The white robed Assassin roared as he turned to steer the helm. I smashed away the bones of the pirates and threw them into the flames on the deck.
I saw the bones of a pirate pulling up a bow and arrow and shooting towards the white Assassin. I jumped and stretched out my hand to grab the arrow that was shot, which I managed to touch a bit.
The arrow shot at the feet of the white robed Assassin because of my interruption. He glanced at me, and this time, his eyes didn’t contain killing intent, but a hint of gratitude.
I ran to the bow and watched the boat hit the piles of pirate bones blocking the bow. The boat slowed down for a moment, before returning to its normal speed.
Excited emotions rushed into my mind, and I laughed wildly at the pirate bones that we gradually left behind us. This excitement was something I never felt before, It was a kind of unbridled laughter.
When the bones of the last pirate on the deck were thrown into the flames on the deck, everyone on the deck also cheered, including the white-robed Assassin.
The torrential rain had not diminished. The rain that caused us to use flames to drive away the bones of pirates was now helping us extinguish the flames on the ship.
At the moment when we were out of the pirates reach, I saw Kild’s cold skeleton holding a wine glass with red liquid in his hand. He drank the red liquid, and the liquid flowed through his spine and landed on his tailbone.
“He, why didn’t he attack us? He could obviously use his ghost ship to attack us, but he didn’t. I was puzzled, and anxiety filled my heart.”
“You will pay for what you did!” Kild’s sharp voice cut through the storm, which made me tremble as if it was a real curse.
I hurriedly looked under the sea surface, and I saw that the sea surface we were sailing on was constantly bubbling, just like boiling water. More importantly, the sea surface was getting darker and darker. It was no longer black like the night, it was now Ink-like deep black, and under this deep black, there were shiny spheres, and I seemed to see something constantly swimming underneath.
“It seems that the god of luck is always against us!”
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