Hollow Ground jerked his head up at these words, glaring angrily at the two smug spectres with clenched teeth. Frankly, when he had been attacked by the two spectres at the start, he had already had the faint inkling that this was likely a trap meant for them. However, he had still held hope that there might truly be a secret here which necessitated the presence of two guardian spectres. "You've also reached the end of your rope. Your tenacious spirit is worthy of our respect, which is why we've come out to meet with you now." The tone of the spectre who first spoke was tinged with admiration. "It was our honour to be able to fight against a spectre of your calibre." The battles between spectres were very brutal. It meant the death of one side or the other, or perhaps even the death of both sides involved. Still, this did not affect their respect and admiration for their opponent. Logically, with Hollow Ground's level of spectre power, he could have at most withstood one hour of their continuous attacks. However, Hollow Ground had obstinately held out for almost double that time. This sort of tenacity and indomitable spirit had earned the admiration of these two spectres. Frankly, their Caesar Empire had never been able to figure out how some Huaxia Federation soldiers who were obviously not that strong would suddenly break out with combat power multiple times their personal baseline during critical moments. Such as this spectre before them who had managed to hold out for twice the amount of time. When Hollow Ground heard this, realisation flashed across his eyes. No wonder his opponents had chosen to appear so suddenly before him. His emotions were complicated; in the end, he could only sigh and say, "In the end, I've still lost." He was well aware that he was at the end of his rope and would not be able to hold out for much longer. In contrast, the other side were still pretty spry as the two men had worked together to attack, each taking some time to rest and recuperate. Hence, their spectre powers were still abundant — the final outcome was clear. The other black-robed spectre commented with some pity, "From the moment you stepped into the Swift Dragon base, we were destined to fight to the death. If possible, could you tell us your code name?" "I can't have my name end up as your trophy. I cannot let my country lose face this way." Hollow Ground grinned wryly as he responded. Without showing any outward signs, he compressed all of his remaining spectre power and then unleashed it in one blast towards one of the men. Even if he died, he would pull one of them down with him ... Hollow Ground's spectre power and one of the opponent spectres' power suddenly clashed violently. Although there was nothing visible in the virtual world, one of the black-robed spectres heard a loud explosion right by his ear. The forceful collision of power caused his entire consciousness to shudder, feeling as if it would be sent scattering.