Nanomancer Reborn - I've Become A Snow Girl? - Chapter 1039: Sanctuary of Life
With Iziuel now integrating herself with the lifeline of the zone, Shiro looked on the map and checked up on how everyone else in the event was doing.
Out of the 15 zones that were available, 10 of them have been captured or in the process of being captured. The remaining 5 were mostly the large zones near the centre or smaller zones that are close to the centre.
‘Vandiline is near the border so we don’t have to worry too much about being surrounded. Currently, our neighbours are two small zones that travel inland towards the centre with the sea behind us. The Dragon Empress has occupied the capital and it doesn’t seem like anyone is contesting it.’ Shiro thought to herself while analysing the battlefield.
The zones near her are still in the process of being captured so she didn’t know which Queen they belong to. Regardless, she had to keep her guard up since they could have a strange ability like the one that had stolen her senses. Had it not been for her divine energy and divinity, there was no telling what might have happened.
‘If Nan Tian and the others can kill Queens should the situation be advantageous, guards of other Queens should be able to do the same. After all, just because we’re Queens doesn’t mean we’re immune to damage from those that aren’t Queens.’
Shaking her head, she brought up a hologram of Vandiline.
While Iziuel was integrating herself as the lifeline, she had sent out a drone to scan the area so that she could figure out proper defences. Since the barrier can be destroyed with adequate force, it’s easy for someone to just launch an attack on the building since the lifeline isn’t allowed to leave the place.
“Hmm… how many weapons should we add?” Shiro asked as she tilted her head back and glanced towards everyone who was standing behind her.
“How many weapons are you thinking about mum?” Yin asked, leaning against the wall.
“I’m thinking… four mega turrets, two barrier generators, a mech bay to store the mechs, two formation generators and a mass teleporter to bring in reinforcements easily.” Shiro replied casually as Yin almost slipped over.
“What did I expect.” Yin muttered as her smile twitched.
“What? I’m not going all out since I don’t want to make my arsenal of weapons too obvious. At first I wanted to put a total of 8 mega turrets, four barrier generators, a mech hanger below ground and open up tunnels to every part of the country, four formation generators next to each of the barrier generators so that they’re protected and a weapon transporter so that I can teleport the cannon on Asharia next to the base.” Shiro pouted as they fell silent.
Even those that weren’t familiar with Shiro paused in surprise and shock as they didn’t think her highness would have wanted to add that many weapons to a small zone.
“Perhaps… you might want to reduce it a little bit. Even just four turrets are quite a lot.” Koji asked as Shiro thought about it for a moment before sighing.
“Fine dad. How about just two mega turrets then.” Shiro compromised.
“If you don’t mind me asking, what’s a mega turret? How come it has mega in its name?” Nimue asked curiously as Shiro grinned.
Snapping her finger, a hologram appeared in the centre of the room.
Watching the basic turret assemble itself, Nimue could see that there wasn’t anything special. Just a single barrel that started to extend.
Noticing the change, Nimue stayed silent.
From one barrel to four, four to eight and eight to sixteen, the number of barrels started to stack up to 32 before being wrapped in a chassis.
“A single mega turret will fire 36 homing rounds that can split up to 216 projectiles. Each of them are equal to an attack from me and here’s the best part.” Shiro snickered.
“When they’re hit, each of the 216 projectiles will spawn a nanotech node that will fester into nanobots that will consume you from the inside out. Unless they can remove all 216 while I’m gunning them down, I can say that they’ll be dead in a few moments.”
“As if they can survive the initial bombardment!” Nimue rolled her eyes as Shiro shrugged.
“It’s just insurance. Regardless, that’s the idea of what the mega turret is. I can settle for two of them, two barrier generators and two formation generators just to keep this safe. It’ll give them a false sense of understanding since I can add more should the need arise.”
“If you can do that, why do you insist on four mega turrets?” Silvia asked as Shiro only chuckled.
“I want to show off my toys a little. I just enhanced everything with runes after all. But with these two on display, it should serve as a warning for those that might want to attack us. Of course, for those that might want to steal my weapons once they see them, we’ll have something else for them.”
Talking to the group about her new weapons for a little longer, they watched as the empty crest above the zone started to shift.
Slowly, a silhouette of a girl praying could be seen with a sword in her hand and Asharia in the background.
Seeing the golden runes decorating the border, Shiro realised that it was the divine runes that she had recently memorised.
“Your highness, Miss Iziuel has finished integrating and the zone is experiencing a change.” One of the staff called over as Shiro raised her eyebrow.
Waving her hand, a screen projected itself in front of everyone as they could see roots growing out from the ground.
Twisting and fusing above where the building was, a giant tree started to form as everything within the shade of the tree started to emit a soft green glow.
Before Shiro could say anything, she saw a notification appear on her screen.
[Iziuel has captured a zone in your name. Due to her race and class, the zone is granted additional benefits.]
[Vandiline – Sanctuary of Life]
All allies within this zone are granted the following effects.
Passive health and mana regen +60%
Life steal +50%
HP and Mana Siphon +30%
Attacks cleave defence by 30%
During combat within this zone, Allies are granted 3% health regen per second.
Cannot be slain in one attack (Once per day)
Reading the effects that the skill granted, Shiro couldn’t help but blink. Projecting the screen so that everyone could see what was displayed, Shiro started to wonder if she even needed her turrets.
Most of it was small buffs but the fact that it grants 3% health regen per second during combat means that everyone can literally run around for a bit and avoid getting hit before returning to combat at full health.
Plus, the craziest of all. You cannot be slain in one attack. Meaning, even if they fire something so powerful that can break through the barrier, they won’t be able to kill you since you’ll be protected by the passive.
This would give Shiro more than enough time to react and help out.
“Well damn, perhaps even one mega turret would do.” Shiro muttered before immediately shaking her head.
“Actually now that I think about it. Since there’s a big ass tree in the middle the size of a world tree, can’t I just mount 10 mega turrets and hide them in the trunk?”
“You are not weaponizing a pseudo world tree.” Nimue face palmed.
“Stingy. But you’re right. If I was going to weaponize it, I would use something better rather than mega turrets. The world tree deserves more after all.”
“.. .” Feeling the urge to smack Shiro on the back of the head, Nimue sighed heavily and wondered if she should just flip the wall she’s leaning on. It might even become a shooting star.
“Need a time out?” Shiro asked as she was more than familiar with the expression on Nimue’s face.
“Need a table?”
“Are you sure?” Shiro asked as Nimue nodded her head.
“Give me a mech.”
“.. . .”
“What’s the situation right now?” Misu asked as she sat on a cliff edge across the ocean from Vrish’ Lir.
Seeing the empty crests in the sky that were slowly being filled one by one, she wondered which one would belong to Shiro.
“Right now the Dragon Empress has occupied the capital, the Lightning Queen has captured one of the smaller zones near the edge and several lower ranked Queens are also fighting over the bigger zones.”
“Hmm, they’re a bit too hasty. Any news on Shiro? The merchant said that she’ll be in this event.”
Just as she asked this, they watched as a tree suddenly appeared, towering over everything else within its vicinity. Seeing the crest above the tree, Misu narrowed her eyes since she couldn’t tell which Queen this crest belonged to.
A floating city and a single blade.
“Curious. Send a few scouts and check out that zone for me.”