Versatile Mage - Chapter 1097: The Way Out
Chapter 1097: The Way Out
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ Edited by Aelryinth The combination of lightning and fire circling Mo Fan formed a powerful Double Lightning-Fire Lotus. With a burning sword in his hand, Mo Fan dashed right at the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon and slashed out! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon reached out its claws. It expected to collide into Mo Fan judging from the path it was flying in, yet the creature suddenly moved sideways. Mo Fan ended up slashing a string of weaving silk instead of landing a hit on the creature! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon showed up at Mo Fan’s side. Mo Fan reacted fairly quickly by attacking the creature that was crawling in the air with the Sky Lightning Claw! To his surprise, the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon was extremely cunning. It was still doing a feint. It suddenly jumped and landed nimbly behind him. The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon kicked in the air, propelling itself toward Mo Fan’s back like a missile! Mo Fan was breaking out in cold sweat. He had already predicted the creature’s feint, yet he did not expect it to be so cunning, altering its position several times before making its move by abusing its strange, rapid movement in mid-air and positioning itself right behind him. The creature was so quick that Mo Fan did not even have the time to turn around, since he had just cast the Sky Lightning Claw! “Fleeing Shadow!” The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon was currently in Mo Fan’s blind spot. He could not see the creature, but he quickly dodged instinctively. Falling to the ground, Mo Fan rapidly sank into a black shadow. The fifth-tier Fleeing Shadow immediately split into several decoys, while he left a shadow clone behind with the Dark Noble Mantle! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon screeched. It instantly saw through Mo Fan’s little trick. Not only was he able to tell that the shadow clone was a fake, it was also able to lock onto Mo Fan among the other shadows! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon had relatively long front limbs, and its claws were incredibly sharp. It accurately pinpointed Mo Fan’s location and swung its claws at it, tearing the shadow that Mo Fan was in half! Mo Fan realized he had no chance of dodging the attack. He quickly summoned a wall with his will to stop the creature’s claws. Unfortunately, the wall of defense was too weak to stop the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon’s attack. Mo Fan twisted sideways forcibly, just so the attack would not deal a critical blow to him. The next second, a tremendous, burning pain came from his arm. He could clearly feel his blood jetting out and splattering in the air! Mo Fan gasped and saw half of his arm flying off his body. He slammed heavily on the boulder nearby. Enduring the pain, Mo Fan used his will to retrieve his arm and immediately flew away with Rocket Wings, distancing himself from the terrifying creature as quickly as possible! “Thousand Piercing Fire Feathers!” Utilizing the momentum, Mo Fan immediately scattered the feathers and detonated the two walls on both sides! The lower part of the walls was destroyed, and the two walls came tumbling down. The shattered rocks formed a barricade, separating Mo Fan and the monster! The ground shook vigorously. Mo Fan landed in front of Mu Ningxue, Tony, and Ayleen. Ayleen was in shock when she saw Mo Fan holding his other bloody hand. On the one hand, she was surprised that the creature was able to sever Mo Fan’s arm in just a brief encounter, but on the other, she was astounded by how calm Mo Fan seemed to be even when his life was at stake. The man was so calm that Ayleen began to doubt if he actually felt any pain or fear… “Those rocks won’t hold the creature for long, let’s go,” Mo Fan clutched his bloody hand and led the way. “Are…are you alright? You’re losing a lot of blood!” Tony stammered. “Just heal me after we’re out of here. That creature is really strong,” Mo Fan said. Tony was so worried about Mo Fan that he still decided to cast Healing Spirit on the wound, hoping that the spell could stop the bleeding for the time being. However, Tony soon discovered that Mo Fan’s wound had turned dark blue. The Healing Spirit was having trouble healing the wound because of it. “It’s poisoned!” Tony said. “Forget about it for now… where’s your barrier?” Mo Fan said. The wound would not cost his life in the short period, but if they did not start running, the savage Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon was surely going to butcher them all. “Oh, oh, it’s ready!” Tony said. “Then what are you f**king waiting for!?” Mo Fan cursed. “But that creature still hasn’t…” Tony was planning to activate the barrier when the creature was chasing after them, but he soon heard some movement from behind. Tony was a Sound Mage. He could only hear a soft rustle, yet when he turned around, he was surprised to see that the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon was less than two hundred meters away! Considering the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon’s speed, two hundred meters was only a matter of a blink of an eye. It was the same as just a few inches away! “Sacred Grasp!” A purple-golden light with the shape of a hand encapsulated the group of four, like the God of Light was clenching them in his fist. The sturdy light served as protection for the group. The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon attacked the barrier fiercely, producing loud metallic clanks. After realizing is attacks were not so effective, the ghastly creature suddenly spread its legs and spat something ahead of them! Strings of weaving silk sprang forward, each reflecting a sharp glow as they went past the group. The strings were scarier than flying steel ropes. They easily penetrated the solid ground! More strings appeared and formed a deadly spider web sealing off the path ahead! “It’s over, we’re trapped!” Tony screamed. “Ride the Wave!” Ayleen Summoned out a piece of magical equipment. A tide with a blue glow started flowing under the group’s feet, gradually forming a fierce current carrying them forward. A blue wind resembling a raft pushed the group of four forward and broke through the web made of woven silk! Mo Fan turned around and saw the strings gathering rapidly. It was quite a relief that Ayleen had such a useful piece of equipment to aid their escape by multiplying their speed. Otherwise, they would really end up being eaten by the creature! “This way, we’re almost there!” Tony yelled. The land ahead of them finally started to rise. With a push of the wave, they went right for the layer of poisonous miasma. Tony quickly opened a gap, allowing the group to reach safety. After making it through the poisonous miasma and seeing the bright sky and the mountains nearby, the group was absolutely relieved to see the light again. Just as they thought they were already safe, the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon climbed out of the poisonous miasma with a terrifying screech, determined to drag them back into the swamp of death! The group had basically used all they had, yet the creature was still pursuing them relentlessly. They were starting to lose hope. Mo Fan took a deep breath. In the end, he still had to rely on the Demon Element. He initially thought he could save the energy of the Essence Orb for a great cause, yet he had no choice but to use it in the treasure hunt. However, there was nothing he could do. The group had gone into a place they were not supposed to go. If he was still reluctant to use the Demon Element, he was going to die in the tournament which the world was placing its attention on! “Demon Judgment Sword: Holy Extermination!” thundered an imperious voice. A tiny figure on the mountainside uddenly emitted a brilliant, golden glow, constructing a spectacular golden Star Palace! The Star Palace of the Super Level summoned a dazzling, golden light sword to fall from the stormy clouds, like the judgment delivered by a god. The enormous sword landed right on the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon that was about to get its way! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon was impaled to the ground. The light it produced had razed two hills nearby to the ground! The sword stood firmly on the mountain range. Its magnificent appearance had surpassed the mountains. Mo Fan lifted his gaze and stared at the enormous light sword in astonishment… It was not the first time Mo Fan had seen the Super Spell of the Light Element, yet when he was standing close to the hills that had been leveled by the Holy Judgment Sword at such a close distance, the shock he felt was entirely different compared to the one he experienced when he was watching it from far away! If only he possessed power of such degree, he would no longer be afraid of being chased by the Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon! The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon did not die right away. It broke free from the destructive energy. Its skin was burned completely, revealing the rotten flesh underneath. Most of its legs were broken, and even its tail was about to fall off… The Heart-Devouring Hellish Demon’s outstanding vitality enabled it to drag its severely injured body away and escape into the poisonous miasma. It disappeared in the blink of an eye! “Stop chasing, there’s no way you will find it down there… besides, we’ll be in great trouble if we startle the Poison Valley Ruler that the creature is under the command of,” Felmon ordered, stopping the assistant judges from chasing after the creature. Han Ji and the advisors of the English and Swedish teams were present, too. They let out relieved sighs when they saw the four were able to make it back in one piece. However, Han Ji soon noticed that Mu Ningxue had fallen unconscious, and Mo Fan had lost one of his arms. The smile on his face soon vanished. If even Mo Fan had suffered such a serious injury, it meant the group had barely escaped from the jaws of death! “Have you seen Kelly and his group?” Felmon came forward and asked solemnly. “They are dead,” Mo Fan replied. “Were they missing, or did you actually see them?” “We saw them,” Mo Fan confirmed. Felmon’s face darkened. He stared at the poisonous miasma as if he was looking at some terrifying ocean. “It’s a miracle that you guys were able to come back alive,” Felmon murmured.