Versatile Mage - Chapter 1079
Chapter 1079 Robbed!
Translated by Xephiz
Edited by Aelryinth
The world was so big that there were all kinds of strange things waiting to be discovered. The biology of the Tree Spirit Commander was quite spooky. If Hunters who often roamed in the wild stumbled into a forest like this, they would barely have any chance of survival.
Many people with strong ideas of humanism always criticized the dangerous situations that the participants were placed in during the treasure hunt of the World College Tournament. They believed that the lives of the participants should not be endangered if it was only a tournament, and it was even inappropriate for the world to witness the death of participants caught in mishaps. However, the Hunter Union forcibly rejected the suggestion.
Hunters had always been walking on the tip of blades, and the number of Hunters that died each year was uncountable. If Mages were not prepared to die to demon creatures, they would end up wasting lots of resources, as they would only be training a bunch of freeloaders.
The threat that the demon creatures posed to mankind always existed. The Hunter Union did not want people to think that the world was peaceful and calm, thinking that they could live a comfortable life as long as they stayed within the cities. The cruel deaths they witnessed during the tournament were showing the reality of most Hunters in the wild. There was no such thing as perfect safety for Mages, so the bigger the scale of a tournament, the more important it was for the tournament to stick to reality!
The space the participants were in was the territory of demon creatures, and populated by all kinds of terrifying demon creatures. These man-eating creatures were presented to the world through the broadcasts of the Observer Eagles…
When Mo Fan went into the black forest, the Observer Eagles were struggling to keep up with his speed. An Observer Eagle finally made it in time when Mo Fan gave the Tree Spirit Commander the finishing blow. The worms soon filled up the lake of blood, but knowing that many ordinary people would have a hard time digesting such a gory scene, the organizer immediately switched the broadcast to other Observer Eagles.
Mo Fan did not like being watched, either. After all, he possessed more Elements than other participants, and had no intention of exposing his true strength.
“Have you got the Fundamental Crystal?” Mu Ningxue asked.
“Yeah, it’s yours, since you gave me all your rewards when we resolved the Drowning Curse,” Mo Fan handed the Fundamental Crystal to Mu Ningxue.
Mu Ningxue did not hesitate to take the Fundamental Crystal. Similar to Mo Fan, she desperately needed resources to keep her going. She could trade for a Fundamental Crystal of the Ice Element with the Fundamental Crystal she had just received.
The energy provided by an Ice Element Fundamental Crystal was able to sustain the Ice Crystal Bow. Since her cultivation was still not strong enough, she had to endure unbearable pain from the Ice Crystal Bow if she failed to find an external supply of energy.
She was unable to fully control the Ice Crystal Bow, as she had yet to achieve the Super Level. The energy of a Fundamental Crystal was able to replenish the energy of the pieces of the Ice Crystal Bow she had collected, and by filling the pieces with energy, her cultivation would improve, too. Therefore, Fundamental Crystals of the Ice Element were extremely important to her!
“Aren’t you two leaving too soon?” a sneering voice came from the side.
Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue turned around at the same time and saw a man with brown-yellow hair approaching them, along with four other teammates, from between the black trees.
Mu Ningxue glanced at their outfits and saw the symbols of the American and Canadian teams.
“So it’s you; what a coincidence!” Mo Fan smiled when he saw the man and greeted him like he was an old friend.
“Can’t believe you can still be so cheerful, I haven’t had the chance to settle the dispute we had at the marketplace, and now you’ve stolen something that we set our eyes on again. Since the two of you worked so hard for it, give us half of the Fundamental Crystal, and we’ll let you go!” Jack demanded.
Last time, Pang Lai was there to support this guy, but they were now in a confined space, and he had four other people on his side. Jack believed it was the perfect chance for him to teach Mo Fan a lesson for taking the valuable soul away from him!
“Xuexue, did they really set their eyes on the loot first?” Mo Fan asked.
“They just arrived,” Mu Ningxue replied.
“Say, Jack, why do you bother becoming a Mage? I think you’re better at being a bandit!” Mo Fan said.
Jack’s lips twisted upon hearing Mo Fan’s comment. He said coldly, “I’ve changed my mind. We’ll be taking the whole Fundamental Crystal, I suggest you two run as far as you can!”
Mu Ningxue began to gather her frost, preparing for the battle. The treasure hunt did not just involve the participants searching for treasure, but the participants were meant to be fighting one another over the loot, too. The rules did not state that the participants were not allowed to target the loot that other people had found!
“Be patient,” Mo Fan whispered into Mu Ningxue’s ear. He then turned to Jack and glanced at the four students behind him.
“Yo, isn’t that Mu Ningxue? Everyone has been talking about her lately, but why do I feel like she isn’t as bright as they described?” a bitchy woman said mockingly.
Mu Ningxue’s performance in the first round had won her a great reputation, exceeding the rest of the female students in the tournament. As such, many were incredibly jealous of her.
“Since you have the advantage of numbers, we’ll give it to you. It’s just a Fundamental Crystal, there’s no need to fight until the fish dies or the net breaks for it,” Mo Fan stepped forward with the Fundamental Crystal in his hand.
“Aren’t you too full of yourself? Fight until the fish dies or the net breaks? You think you’re good just because you defeated that trashy Spanish team? I can wipe out their whole team on my own!” Jack said disdainfully.
“Yeah, sure, you’re the best. Let’s not waste our time, take the thing, and don’t come trouble my girlfriend and I,” Mo Fan reached out his arm.
Jack looked at Mo Fan with a grin, “So you’re just a coward. Honestly, I suddenly think it’s no longer necessary to pick a fight with you.”
“It’s actually very simple…” Mo Fan grinned too.
A dark curtain suddenly loomed over the place, with shadowy swords falling to the ground. Each sword was carrying a black seal, and the swords rapidly combined into a Dark Confining Sword Formation!
Mo Fan had already established the Nyx Regime during the previous battle, and before its duration ran out, he secretly set up the trap. Jack and three of the people behind him were caught in it, but the American representative that had mocked Mu Ningxue had yet to step into the trap!
“Mu Ningxue, withdraw your ice!” Mo Fan said.
Mu Ningxue had frozen the Black Tree Spirits in the woods, and it was time for them to come in handy. As she withdrew the ice, rows of Black Tree Spirits immediately surrounded the place. It felt like the entire jungle was moving!
As more Black Tree Spirits gathered, the place was crawling with black figures. When they realized that their queen had been slain, they let out furious cries, filled with a strong urge to tear the humans to pieces!
“Time to go, my formation won’t last for long,” Mo Fan put the Fundamental Crystal away and started running, dragging Mu Ningxue with him.
Mu Ningxue had the Wind Element. She had long prepared her Wind Wings.
She nimbly stepped on the trees and flew into the sky with a little boost from the breeze.
Meanwhile, Mo Fan put on the Dark Noble Mantle and dissolved into the pitch-black woods, going invisible without a trace.
Stuck in the formation, Jack let out a furious cry, yet as soon as they broke free from it, the Black Tree Spirits immediately surrounded them.
The Black Tree Spirits had remarkable defense and overwhelming numbers. Even Mu Ningxue struggled to kill them all, and was forced to freeze them with her Ice Element. It would surely take Jack and his crew some time to deal with the Black Spirit Trees.
On top of that, it was impossible to tell how many Black Tree Spirits were inside the forest. They only knew that the whole forest had turned restless when the news of the death of the Tree Spirit Commander was spread among the Black Tree Spirits!
“Don’t you dare run!”
Hannah was the only person that was not trapped by the formation. She anxiously summoned her Wing Magical Equipment when she saw Mu Ningxue soaring into the sky.
Beating her blue wings, Hannah quickly chased into the sky after Mu Ningxue. She was around two hundred meters behind.
Higher up in the sky, an Observer Eagle was circling as its camera eyes were capturing the scene. Hannah was delighted when she caught a glimpse of the Observer Eagle.
It was a great chance for her to make a name, by abusing Mu Ningxue’s reputation. The woman had been a hot topic across the world, and if she managed to defeat her, everyone would surely remember her name!
“Silent Deadly Bolt!”
Hannah used her Lightning Spell, and a deadly bolt of lightning ran through the space above the black forest, aimed at Mu Ningxue.
Mu Ningxue sensed the tremendous Lightning energy approaching from behind. She quickly dove and dodged the deadly lightning bolt!
Hannah’s attack did not end there. At her command, the Silent Deadly Bolt exploded close to Mu Ningxue, spreading wildly out into shocking lightning arcs that upon the area. The lightning arcs almost reached the clouds!
Mu Ningxue reacted swiftly. She withdrew her Wind Wings and wrapped herself inside them, protecting her like a pair of angelic wings.
It was the effect of the second-tier Wind Wings: Shelter, the ability to turn the Wind Wings into a shield to protect the Mage from powerful attacks.
With the Wind Wings protecting Mu Ningxue, she glided along the ground and glanced at Hannah, who was pursuing her relentlessly…
“Don’t run, fight me!” Hannah screamed furiously.
Mo Fan had regrouped with Mu Ningxue on the ground. He clearly did not have a good impression of the madwoman. He simply cursed, “Hey, bootches, we don’t really have the time for it. Enjoy the hospitality from these Black Tree Spirits!”
Mo Fan activated the Dark Noble Mantle once again. This time, Mo Fan dragged Mu Ningxue into the shadows with him. Hannah was no longer able to tell where they went.
Hannah almost fell from the sky from anger.
It was true that she had a bad complexion, and she hated people mentioning it the most. She almost lost her calm after receiving the critical blow from Mo Fan. She raised her head, screaming into the sky. Several lightning strikes descended fiercely and danced wildly around her!
Ah, of course, all the Americans have to be jerks.
On the flip side, more new spells!
The Chapter Title should have been Robbers!, but the author is somewhat strange…