Su Yan repeatedly observed the encampment.
Zhao Lei had drawn away nearly 80-90% of the combat worthy forces for his attack on the Demon King of Darkness Valley, so right now, the Bloodhoof tribe is rather empty of fighters.
Su Yan is about 60-70% confident that she can escape.
This is her only chance, but even so, she hesitated.
Su Yan was somewhat worried over her fellow tribemates. Even though it's only been a bit over half a month since she arrived in this world, she still had some feelings toward those fox-kin villagers.
If she ran away on her own, then there's no way that those people would be able to live long in the face of Zhao Lei's anger.
This time, after Zhao Lei successfully subjugates the Demon King, his power and influence are certain to increase enormously. In the future, he may very well become a famous great Hero within the Forest. If she ends up making an enemy of him, then wouldn't he try to take revenge on her later on?
Just as she was hesitating over the matter, a sudden roar rang out over the sky above the encampment.
Su Ying raised her head to look and her pupils suddenly shrank to pinpricks in shock and disbelief.
There was an enormous dragon over 15 meters in length there. Its dark gold scales shone coldly under the moonlight, giving off a sense of utter impenetrability and filling the air with the majesty and might of a king.
"It's a dragon!"
"Why is there a dragon here?"
"Get out the weapons! Quick, get out the weapons!"
The minotaur warriors all took out their javelins and the minotaur priest hurriedly readied their spells. The various defensive emplacements of the encampment such as the giant ballistas were quickly brought to readiness.
Su Yan saw all this, but didn't concern herself with any of that.
Instead, she took advantage of the chaos to open up all the cages, "Girls, run away, quickly!"
Before she could unlock the shackles though, the dragon had already reached right above the encampment and let out a majestic yet wrathful roar.
A formless wave filled with power swept through the area.
Su Yan just felt like someone took a hammer to her head. She was seeing stars, lost control of her limbs and senses, and was cast into the dazed status.
A relevant message popped up in her player menu.
[You've been attacked by Dragon Fear!]
[You took -8 HP. You're inflicted with the dazed status for 4 seconds. Your stats have been suppressed and lowered by 30% for 10 minutes!]
When Su Yan woke back up, the dozens of fox-kin villagers had all collapsed onto the ground, completely unconscious.
Was this a mental attack?
How could such a powerful mental attack exist!
It didn't just affect them either. The entire encampment was covered by it and the minotaurs were also struck down without exception. She had never even heard of such terrible power.
The dragon had already reached them under the cover of the Dragon Fear and had breathed a circle of dragon flame surrounding the encampment before anything else.
It easily destroyed the archery towers, fencing, ballista, walls, and other defensive structures. Then, with another blast of fire, it burned the chief's tent to ash.
When the minotaurs came back to themselves, they charged at the dragon, unafraid of death.
The result of such actions, however, was that they were either burned to ash by Dragon Flame or blown away by lightning.
The Abyssal Dragon's enormous body stomped down on the burnt structures like a demon god that crawled out of hell itself, terrifying all of the minotaurs nearby.
Su Yan was also utterly shocked.
Why is a legendary being like that here of all places?
Just how did the minotaurs manage to provoke such a terrifying enemy?
"It's too strong!"
"The chief's not here!"
"We can't possibly win against it!"
The minotaurs were greatly intimidated by the Dragon Fear and fully realized the enormous difference in power between them. Thus, they had lost all will to fight and started to collapse one after another.
One minotaur among them managed to escape to the entrance of the encampment, but a Whirlwind Hammer blew his head to smithereens.
The encampment originally had tons of traps and alarms set around its surroundings, but since most of them were destroyed by the dragon's assault, the invaders were able to make it through easily.
Their numbers aren't that high, being only 20 in total.
Ten were wrapped in Qi, armed with bladed polearms and were stunningly quick. They moved like lightning, constantly stabbing out over and over, and not a single minotaur managed to escape from them.
The other ten had active magic shields. The warhammers in their hands were mighty beyond measure. This is also in addition to their magical attack power, able to strike any enemy no matter the distance, preventing anyone from being able to escape them.
The dragon caused widespread destruction.
Its 20 subordinates sealed off the exit.
They were obviously intent on leaving no survivors whatsoever!
The dragon however suddenly spoke up, "You insignificant, foolish, and overconfident creatures dared to attack my territory. Have you already prepared yourselves to receive my wrath in turn?!"
A draconian high soldier tossed something over.
Su Yan and the minotaurs were all in shock. The thing tossed over was a head, and it wasn't just any head, but the head of the minotaur chief, Zhao Lei!
In other words, the demon subjugation army was defeated!
Thus, the dragon's identity is also obvious now.
The minotaurs finally realized just why such a mighty dragon would attack a little tribe like theirs... It's all their overconfident chief's fault!
The minotaurs hurriedly kneeled and begged for mercy.
"This has nothing to do with us!"
"Ever since the Chief claimed to have been chosen by destiny, he did a lot of things we can't understand like he had gone insane!"
"There's no way that we would dare to make an enemy of a great being like you. Please have mercy and forgive us!"
"We are willing to submit!"
The minotaurs had all their courage utterly crushed by the dragon's Dragon Fear and their hopes were completely demolished by the draconian's fearsome might. Thus, their only choice was to prostrate themselves and surrender.
At this moment though, the one in the greatest despair wasn't the minotaurs.
The minotaurs at least have a chance at surviving with their surrender.
Su Yan was certain that she'll be killed regardless of whether she surrendered or not. Even if the dragon decided to show mercy to everyone there, it would still have no reason to let her off.
It's because Heroes and Demon Kings are natural, non-negotiable enemies.