Versatile Mage - Chapter 1091: The Greatest Treasure
Chapter 1091: The Greatest Treasure
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Domain! If not because of your Domain, you’d just be a nobody, Mu Ningxue!” Hannah screamed hysterically.
Hannah had inflicted quite some damage on Mu Ningxue with her Lightning, yet it was still not enough to secure them the victory…
The group of them had failed to take out a single Maga. Hannah felt like she was going to breakdown mentally from the overwhelming shame.
The power of a Domain was unmatched. Having a Domain or not turned out to be the deciding factor in a battle between Advanced Mages. Hannah was extremely regretful that she did not try her best to get her own Domain.
If she actually had one, they would not have ended up in the current situation!
“I won’t lose!” Hannah nursed a great grievance. She waved her lightning whip and pursued Mu Ningxue.
Ayleen immediately drew in the air rapidly with her finger upon seeing this!
A Water Curtain appeared, separating Hannah and Mu Ningxue.
Ayleen drew another spell again. The Water Curtain turned into a sphere enveloping Hannah. As the woman was using her lightning recklessly, the water immediately conducted the lightning right back to her.
Hannah had lost her calm. She simply assumed that the lightning would not do any harm to her, yet her hair totally stood up from the shock, and black smoke rose from her scorched body. She looked utterly miserable.
Mu Ningxue ignored the madwoman. She had a relieved smile when she saw Mo Fan coming toward her.
“We are all injured; should we leave, or continue?” Mu Ningxue asked.
They did not have a Healer with them, and they could not tell how long they would need to treat their injuries. If they stumbled into some other team in their current state, the team would surely rob them of their loot. If they decided to leave the place, they could still hold on to the loot they had acquired so far.
“Have we really gotten enough resources?” Mo Fan asked.
“There are surely places that aren’t explored yet in this space. If we leave now, the rest of the teams are going to earn more than us,” Ayleen said.
Ayleen was not too satisfied with the outcome. They had wasted too much of their energy in this battle, just to get a Soul-grade Seed. The loot was not really that impressive compared to the gold scattered across the place waiting to be discovered.
“Mu Ningxue and I aren’t going back like this. Ayleen, if you want to leave, we’ll split the loot with you,” Mo Fan said.
Mo Fan was covered by wounds and bruises, the claw marks left by the undead, the burns from being attacked by spells of different Elements, and his face was covered in filth and smeared with blood…
He had won against six people, but his injuries were the price he paid. None of them would cost him his life, but they were certainly a burden. Some of the wounds had poison that would slowly spread and penetrate into his body. If he could not receive treatment in time, it would endanger his life. The medicine he brought along was only enough for some basic treatment…
“If we’re thinking of staying, we’ll need to find a Healer. Who’s the Healer on your team?” Ayleen was not willing to give up and let the others claim the remaining loot.
“Oh, she’s with the group that was scared away by Jack earlier,” Mo Fan answered calmly.
Ayleen could only smile wryly.
“How about yours?” Mu Ningxue asked.
“That guy isn’t trustworthy, either. How about this? We’ll see if there’s any Healer who’s alone with the Observer Eagles, and we’ll trade some loot with the Healer and ask the person to heal us…” Ayleen said.
“Mmm, that might work,” Mo Fan nodded.
“What are we going to do after that?”
“We can no longer rob the others, as they are surely going to be on the alert by now…” Mo Fan said.
“There should be more loot hidden in remote places. Only students with a strong sense of smell and great experience when it comes to searching for treasure in the wild can find that loot,” Ayleen said.
“Our team doesn’t have a Finder like that.”
Finder was a common role in a group of Hunters. A group of Hunters roaming in the wild normally consisted of an experienced leader commanding the members in emergency situations; strong Fighters to battle against the demon creatures; a person that was good at healing teammates with medicine supply or a Healer; and a Finder with an impressive sense of smell, instinct, and experience, who was usually in charge of searching for the treasure that the others missed. It could be a spring, an ore vein, crystals, Elemental Seeds, herbs, or rare loot…
A capable Finder was the key factor to deciding the profit of a group of Hunters that set out on an expedition. As such, most groups would rather have a reliable Finder than strong Mages.
Since the Hunter Union was in charge of the treasure hunt, the places they hid the loot would surely be testing the skills of the students…
Mo Fan was a pure Fighter. He had acquired the title of Hunter Master through fighting alone, since his companion Lingling was an outstanding Finder and Commander.
Mo Fan believed if Lingling was here, they could easily find lots of treasure in a matter of seconds. Lingling’s unmatched intelligence could make bold speculations from even the smallest clues, and her speculations had always been on point.
The three left quickly, not daring to stay at the lower reaches of the river any longer, since they had no idea if there was someone else hiding in the dark still.
After finding a remote place, Mo Fan sat below a cliff to treat his wounds.
The medicine he had brought was fairly expensive. Mo Fan even used the special ointment that Xinxia had given him. It was quite effective when he applied it to the wounds, but there were simply too many of them. The ointment was nowhere enough, and the medicine he bought from the marketplace was too ineffective…
“The wounds are worsening too. Damn it, I’m going to lose my arm at this rate,” Mo Fan cursed.
Jack’s scorpion had dealt the most damage to Mo Fan. He had only touched the creature’s poison a little, yet it had already spread across Mo Fan’s arm. If he could not find anyone to treat his arm soon, it would no longer be curable.
Mu Ningxue and Ayleen went ahead to take a bath. Both girls were obsessed with cleanliness and surely had the urge to clean themselves after the intense battle…
Some time later, the two girls regrouped with Mo Fan. Mu Ningxue was surprised to see Mo Fan, who was usually strong like an ox, had a pale face, with cold sweat on his forehead. She asked, “Your injuries are too serious, why don’t we call it a day?”
Ayleen discovered that Mo Fan’s palm had turned black. She quickly rolled up his sleeve.
The two girls were shocked to see Mo Fan’s entire arm was black. The poison was worse than they thought!
“I can still hold on for a little longer, did you find a Healer?” Mo Fan asked.
“I did, but the Healer is quite special,” Ayleen said.
Ayleen had been controlling the Observer Eagles to fly in all directions. She had been expending the energy of her Psychic Element to acquire information from different corners in the space.
“How special?” Mo Fan asked.
“The guy hasn’t fought since the start of the treasure hunt. He simply found an obvious spot and set up a booth to sell his services,” Ayleen said helplessly.
“You can really find all kinds of birds in a huge forest. I have to say, that guy is pretty smart, too. He knew that since every team is split up when the people are teleported here, many participants would eventually be injured, and would have a hard time finding their Healer…” Mo Fan shook his head with a wry smile.
If a Mage was unable to treat their injuries in time, their strength would decline rapidly. Meanwhile, time was of the essence in a treasure hunt like this. No one was willing to let the injuries be a burden to them. They would be more than willing to pay just to get their injuries treated… it was true that wherever there were fights, there would be a business opportunity too! Mo Fan wondered which country was the Healer from, since the person was bold enough to open up a private clinic to make some great profit in the middle of the treasure hunt!
On a mountain, a huge roar echoed into the sky!
“Asshole, even us bandits weren’t so black-hearted!”
“Mo Fan, clam down, calm down, let’s just pay the money. The poison is too deadly, a normal Healer might struggle to heal you too,” Ayleen tried to convince Mo Fan.
If they did not stop Mo Fan, he would really take the black-hearted doctor down with himself.
Mo Fan had totally lost his temper.
Getting healed once was going to cost him a hundred million!
One hundred million!
Mo Fan had never heard anyone asking for a hundred million just to heal his injuries. He simply had the urge to blast the asshole’s skull open with a bolt of lightning!
“Friend, calm down, just calm down, it’s only one hundred million, and I can guarantee that you’ll fully recover from your injuries. I believe you can easily earn a hundred million from the treasure hunt. Why do you even bother making things difficult for a small business like me? You have to understand that I have to endure the shame of being looked down upon by the world, too. It’s not easy for me,” the Healer from Sweden was surprisingly proficient in different languages. He was extremely fluent in Chinese!
“Not easy my ass! Ten million at most; treat my injuries now, or I’ll rob you too!” Mo Fan said impatiently.
“Mo Fan, I really respect you, I watched your match against the Spanish team. I’m well aware of how strong you are, and I believe you’re one of the strongest in this World College Tournament. However, to be honest with you, acting on impulse won’t do you any good. The reason I’ve asked you to stay a certain distance away was because I’ve set up a barrier. Even the strongest Advanced Mage would need more than four seconds to break through the barrier, and within the four seconds, I can crush the teleporting scroll and run away. Judging by your injuries, you’ll need to use the teleporting scroll soon too… in other words, let’s not make it difficult for the both of us!” the Sweden Healer, named Tony, replied calmly.
It was not like Mo Fan did not have the money, but he found it extremely unfair when he learned the plump Healer was able to earn so much money when all he did was sit here and cast a few Healing Spells, while his Fan Xue Bandit Group had to work so hard!
“I just find you too much of an eyesore, I don’t care if the both of us are going to be disqualified, since I’ve already earned quite a lot,” Mo Fan was as stubborn as an ox.
The guy was out of his mind. If healing someone actually cost a hundred million, he could easily carry Xinxia, who was now a Healer of the Parthenon Temple, around instead of trying to make a living by putting his life in danger!
“Don’t be like that, we’re all trying to survive in our own way, we all want to make a profit… How about this, I can heal you for free,” Tony said.
“No but,” Mo Fan harrumphed coldly.
The Sweden Healer grinned like a mischievous businessman, “But, I’ll make a deal with you. I’ve learned some interesting information from the last group of people that came to me, and I believe someone like you will be very interested in it…”
The man continued when he did not receive any response, “Do you know that the Hunter Union has actually prepared something huge for the treasure hunt, like hiding a huge diamond in a pile of gold sand, waiting for someone to dig it out?”