Rafael used his fastest skill, "FLASH!" He instantly bumped into Tas and they was thrown back about 2 meters but Tas dropped his shield.
"Are you okay Tas?" Rafael worriedly asked.
"Yeah I'm fine... But my shield..." Tas was practically useless right now without his shield. He can still use his shortsword but we lost a tank.
"Get back for now!" I ordered them all and they all followed.
We all got back to where we were hiding earlier. The plant didn't move it only stayed in one spot.
"We can kill it if we just stay here." Lily suggested.
"Let's try. Rize, Lily open fire!"
They both attacked with all they've got but the large plant deflected it.
"Crap. We need to get near huh? Inventory." I pulled out my greatshield in my inventory. "Tas, use this. Same tactic. Rush. We support. Got it?" I handed the greatshield to Tas.
"Oop." Tas took the greatshield from my hand. "Damn. This is heavy."
"Can you use it?"
"No problem. Now, everyone except for Rize, Lila and Lily, let's go!"
While Tas was charging with my greatshield, the mysterious plant launched some seeds onto the ground. Those seeds turned into mini plants that shoots projectiles.
"Rize, Lila and Lily! Focus on the small plants!" I explained to them.
Those three nodded and started casting spells and are shooting arrows.
The huge plant attacked Tas but my greatshield prevented any damage. I used this opening to pull out the Katana in my inventory and slashed one out of three of its head.
I retreated and Tas did too.
The plant grew angrier and one of the buds ate its own and the two merged. The plant grew larger as tall as the serpent I previously fought. The plant once again shot out seeds to the ground. But the plants this time was half the size of its previous form. Its as tall as me.
The plant focused its attacks on me. The projectiles it shot was not little round pebbles anymore. It resembled a spike that pierces through everything.
"Rafael, Rael! Go behind its back and assassinate it!"
"Got it!" They answered in unison.
I tried to keep the giant plant in bay since its focused on me.
"ARGHHH!" Tas shouted out of nowhere but the giant plant drew its attention at Tas. The spikes of projectiles were no longer directed at me.
"Nice Taunt Tas!" I exclaimed. "Great Heal!" Everyone in my vicinity regained their health.
Rize, Lily and Lila wasn't healed since they are so far away. They are having a tough time killing the medium sized plants.
"Lila! Stop casting the barrier skill on Tas! My greatshield can handle it pretty well! Don't waste mana!"
With that, Lila stopped casting barrier on Tas and focused on buffing Rize and Lily's firepower.
While those three are supporting as from the backline, Rafael and Rael were waiting for my orders to execute this giant plant.
"Tas! Use the taunt skill again. This time lure it near those two!"
Tas shouted a large battlecry that taunted the giant plant more. Me and him ran at full speed to where Rafael and Rael were. Once we got to the vantage point I signalled those two to execute the plan.
The two unleashed their stronfest attack. Rafael used his fastest and most powerful skill. A horizontal slash that cut the stem connecting the head of the plant. Rael took a huge swing so powerful, he spun in the air splitting the head of the plant in half.
When it died, the corrupted terrain on where we were starting grew back to its normal green and dirty color. And the medium sized plants died too.
"We... We did it!" Rafael cheered.
"Yeah... That was exhausting." I replied.
"You are a great commander you know that?" Tas playfully said.
"Yeah I can agree with that." "Yep!" "Zieglind is really good!" "I agree too." Rael, Lily, Rize and Lila exclaimed.
"You give me too much cre-" I was cut off in my speech as I saw the dead plant shone in yellow. "EVERYONE, GET OUT!"
I forcefully grabbed the greatshield from Tas, moved infront of them and shielded them from the explosion of the plant.
Due to the powerful shockwave emitted by the explosion, I was thrown back.
My ears were ringing, my eyes were blurry and I could barely hear anything.
Ah crap. I'm losing consciousness.