Chapter 1773: Godslayer (Final Chapter)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When the largest clash of divine powers in the history of the universe exploded from the heart of the Dark Abyss, the battle between order and chaos outside the Dark Abyss entered its most bloody phase.
The defensive line was slowly falling apart.
As the Annihilation Engine went into self-destructive overdrive, the power of chaos from the Dark Abyss instantly went berserk too, and the minions of chaos no longer appeared batch by batch from the twisted dimensional structure. Rather, they suddenly flooded the entire sector, covering every inch of area around the Dark Abyss. Countless minions appeared out of thin, swarming and tainting the defensive line of order like a vat of dye being splashed into a pond.
Against the sudden surge of ferocity, it did not take long for breaches to appear across the defensive line anchored upon the Overwatch Bastion. The entire line soon buckled slowly as the breaches widened.
Powerful combined shields were snuffed out by the monsters of chaos. As droid swarms were consumed by the tide of darkness, stars converted into bunkers and fortresses exploded, shattering into pieces. While the droid hives held out a little longer with their concentrated cannon fire, very soon, connections to the hivemind were lost one after another.
Against this relentless assault, the Guardian and Nightwatcher fleet could only retreat toward the second defensive line as they prepared to man and shore up the new defensive line.
Countless denizens and guardians perished while they covered the repositioning of the main fleet.
A series of explosions ripped outward from the central tower across the entire bastion, and aside from the central building cluster, most of the Overwatch Bastion’s buildings had totally shut down. Countless minions of madness had crossed through the already ruined shield generators like ravenous beasts consuming everything in their path, including the dimension itself. The once glorious bastion was disappearing like a sandcastle against the waves.
Within the upper control room of the central control tower, there was one last remaining source of light, and it was coming from several giant terminals. The control room was now empty, and only the AI had remained to maintain whatever operations it could. On one of the terminals, the holographic projection showed the remaining number of operational cannon platforms in the bastion.
That number had fallen below two digits.
Suddenly, a new command appeared, and the bastion’s AI quickly switched its processes. Monitoring processes were all shut down, and there was only one item remaining on the projection: the Annihilation Lance array within the heart of the bastion, which had not been totally destroyed.
“First command: Activate the Annihilation Lance, and fire it toward XX mark.
“Second command: Self destruct.
“Commencing command sequence.”
The light within the control room shone brightly, and very quickly, two of the terminals sank into darkness after a series of sparks. But at the center of the bastion, the unique building-like Annihilation Lance array started to form.
There were four Annihilation Lance projectors, and two had already been totally destroyed. Meanwhile, the other two lit up after they were fed energy. Bright sparks leaped between the crystals and the coils as they gathered at the tip of the array.
A group of minions were attracted by the sudden surge of energy and swarmed forward like sharks that had caught the scent of blood. But the energy had already hit its critical point, and as the firing command was given, two blinding beams tore through the converging darkness. They opened a dimensional rift in the distant space before disappearing within it.
“Launch successful. Entering self-destruct protocol. It was a pleasure to serve you, our current service ends now.”
The various remaining energy furnaces and munitions depots were detonated. A supermassive explosion erupted up in space like a nova was being born within a blazing flame, and that blinding light even temporarily checked the incursion of darkness and chaos, tearing numerous minions of madness into pieces.
At the same time, all across the various nodes on the first defensive line, similar explosions erupted. The chained self-destruction of countless space forts had suppressed the activity of the power of madness for a short while, giving the main forces that had just retreated to the second defensive line valuable breathing room.
Deep within the Dark Abyss, the pale and golden figures once again put a distance between them.
The dimensional structure around them had fully collapsed as uncountable dark and bright ribbons floated about. Any time a floating ruin in space touched them, they would be rendered down to the most basic data unit and disappear into the chaos of time and space.
The goddess of annihilation finally sensed that something was afoot as she stopped her crazy attacks and surveyed the already collapsed battlefield.
Shock appeared on her pale face.