Closed Beta That Only I Played - Chapter 424
Since the opponent was Juyoung Hong, all the Lucia Guild members were in a low mood except for their leader Umberto. But they knew that it was better to enjoy freedom even for a short time if they could not survive either way, so they chose to attack the Myongjin Shelter. Anyway, Juyoung was not in the Myongjin Shelter right now, and there were still 20 days left until he returned to the Earth.
So they thought that if they were freed from Umberto, and prepared well for the next 20 days, they could hide away in a place he could not find, for they were far from weak. They could even rely on some greedy guys to change their names and start a new life somewhere else.
At any rate, they felt more gloomy after seeing the message of the Lucia Guild leader, but none of them stopped advancing to the Myongjin Shelter because they were aware that they could only be freed from their shackles if they died or Umberto released them.
Not long after that, all the 118 members of the Lucia Guild, including guild leader Umberto, reached the West gate of the Myongjin Shelter.
At the West gate between Myongjin Shelter outer buildings 13 and 14 at that time. The security guards were on full alert keeping their eyes on the road silently.
Even though Captain Jungdae Lim, the chief security officer, didn’t pay attention to them, they were full of pride that they belonged to the Myongjin Guild, the best in the world.
At that moment, one of the security guards spotted a group of people approaching the Myongjin Shelter from afar. They seemed to number a little over 100 in his eyes.
Of course, he didn’t think such a large group was that strange because it was even stranger to go around alone or in a small group these days.
But Sungtae Oh, a security guard who achieved a 19% reality actualization rate, felt uncomfortable about the group approaching them this time.
What’s more, he instinctively felt that this group of people looked more hostile than friendly. So he immediately picked up the phone next to him and reported to the control room that more than 100 unidentified and suspicious people were approaching the Myongjin Shelter.
Although he reported the suspicious group to the control room, Oh thought he might be making a big fuss over nothing since this was none other than the Myongjin Shelter, and it was only a group of 100 people.
According to Captain Lim, however, there was still a good possibility that something unusual could happen while Juyoung Hong was away, so Oh reported to his boss about this unusual group then watched them closely.
Soon he came to realize that it was a good thing that he reported it quickly.
As soon as one of the gate’s security guards approached the group, a dagger was embedded in his chest.
As soon as he confirmed it, Oh shouted, “The enemy has invaded! Close the gate and get ready to fight! Reserve forces, report the current situation to the situation room once again!”
At that moment, Oh felt grateful to Captain Lim, the chief security officer.
To be honest, he wondered why Captain Lim had them go through a drill for emergency situations in the past, but he now realized that such training was really needed. But despite his efforts, in less than three minutes after his initial report, the magnificent West Gate completely collapsed, and more than 2,000 civilians and all 500 guards located in the West Gate were annihilated.
Since they were killed even without putting up any resistance, the invading army wandered while they were slaughtering the Myongjin Shelter residents.
“Man, are they really Myongjin members?”
“Damn it! Why don’t they run away when they know they’re going to be killed?”
“Well, if this is the strength of the Myongjin members, I think we’re going to suffer less damage than we thought when we confront their main forces.”
Normally, everyone in the Lucia Guild would have been thrilled at the sight of the enemy charging at them recklessly because they didn’t have to chase them to kill them.
But the men in front of them were simply security guards. In other words, they were not the main forces of the Myongjin Shelter.
Nonetheless, the Lucia Guild members could not help but feel uneasy about the fact that these security guards strongly resisted even though they knew they would be killed anyway. Moreover, there was one more thing that made them even more uneasy.
Looking at the way the security guards responded to them, they could easily surmise that the main forces of the Myongjin Shelter would fiercely counterattack them instead of backing off.
While fighting, the security guards shouted at each other.
“Do not retreat! Your family, friends and all our other brothers are living in this area!”
“It’s time for us to repay Myongjn’s hospitality!”
“If we can keep the enemy at bay even for a second, we can give our friends enough time to prepare!”
In other words, the Myongjin Shelter security guards didn’t hesitate to sacrifice themselves to protect the shelter.
Anyway, the guild members kept advancing after breaking the West Gate, feeling uneasy all along, except for Umberto.
The death of Oh and other guards at the West Gate, not to mention Oh’s quick report, was definitely not worthless. Obviously, they resisted ferociously, which stalled the Lucia guild members for some time.
“Security guards at the East, South, and North Gates, don’t move! Just stay there and prepare for their attack!”
“Inform the ones who are connected to Revival Legends about this current situation, and gather them at the central vacant lot within 5 minutes!”
“All the reserve forces of the security unit should do their best to calm the civilians down and move them to the shelters immediately. All the other security forces should be fully armed and gather at the central vacant lot B! Bring out all available weapons!”
As the commander of the security forces who had nearly 20 years of military experience and several years of mercenary life abroad, Captain Lim gave textbook instructions as soon as he received the emergency report.
Of course, he was backed up by Chairman Sangman Hong, Chairman Hong’s eldest son Kiyoung and daughter Suyoung, as well as Director Insu Sok, the chief intelligence officer of the Myongjin Guild.
Since they had already been attacked once by the Lucia Guild, the Myongjin leadership led by Chairman Hong knew that this was the perfect opportunity for them to attack again if they had not yet given up their ambition to destroy the Myongjin Shelter because Juyoung was away now.
Anyway, the Myongjin Shelter quickly prepared for war against the Lucia Guild, and a large number of people began to gather at the central vacant lot.
At the same time, Chairman Hong said to Director Sok, who was next to him, “Ask the Mirae Guild and Tugal Guild for reinforcements as soon as possible!”
The enemy numbered just a little over 100. So those who gathered at the park might wonder why the chairman asked for their help, but Director Sok immediately moved to convey his order rather than questioning the reason because he knew the small number didn’t matter as they were all Lucia Guild members.
After ordering Director Sok, the chairman led his top deputies including Captain Lim, his son Kiyoung and daughter Suyoung out of the control room, then headed to the central vacant lot in front of the first main base.
He knew that if they fought the enemy inside the shelter, there would be more casualties among those living inside the shelter.