Versatile Mage - Chapter 764
Chapter 764: The World Inside the Vessel
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
A frosty land, where the immediate area was rich with the Ice Element, would not only nurture a powerful Ice Seed, there was a chance that it would give birth to an Ice Spirit, too.
Mo Fan’s little Flame Belle was the same. It was a unique creature born in the North Burning Valley, a life form nurtured by the flames of the Fire Calamity.
Since places rich with Elements had elemental spirits, and some vessels had souls; their souls would evolve into some unique life form.
Mo Fan had never heard of demon spirits. He believed none of the classes he took had mentioned demon spirits either, so he was fairly astounded by Nanyu’s explanation!
-Are you telling me that a mere wooden clapper could give birth to a charming, dangerous teenage girl?-
“It’s rare to find a Vessel Demon Spirit, and only those with a vessel can see a Vessel Demon Spirit…” added Nanyu.
“That’s strange. Mo Fan, why can you see it then? The wooden clapper’s Magic Lock tried to shock you, it’s clearly rejecting you, and if only its bearer can see the Vessel Demon Spirit, why can you see the girl?” said Jiang Shaoxu.
“How do I know? Since we’ve figured out that little bitch is a Vessel Demon Spirit, that makes the situation a lot easier. Let’s smash the wooden clapper into pieces and kill her!” Mo Fan’s hot temper erupted again.
He had no time to waste. He had to wake Mu Ningxue up… oh, and Zhao Manyan too.
“Don’t!” replied Nanyu immediately. “Nan Rongni already said that the girl is the only way we can wake them up. If she’s dead, Mu Ningxue and Zhao Manyan might not wake up forever.”
“How are we going to deal with the demon spirit, then?” asked Ai Jiangtu.
“The demon spirit is bound to the vessel. Destroying the vessel is indeed the only way to kill the demon spirit. Even the strongest Magician can’t do anything to an amorphous demon spirit…” said Nanyu.
“But you also said that they might not wake up if we destroy the vessel.”
“Just let me finish! There’s another way too, but it’s a bit risky. However, it’s the most effective way to deal with a Vessel Demon Spirit,” said Nanyu.
The others looked at her, waiting for her to tell them the method.
“I don’t know if you can understand what I’m about to say, but from my understanding, some powerful Soul-grade vessels have a confined space in them. You can think of it as a stand-alone world inside the vessel…” Nanyu paused on purpose, as she was afraid that they could not grasp it.
Jiang Shaoxu and Ai Jiangtu were indeed puzzled by Nanyu’s explanation, but Mo Fan surprisingly nodded.
An inner world in a vessel was not a surprise to him. The Little Loach Pendant had a spacious world and the Nether River that stored countless Soul Remnants and Soul Essences!
Using the Little Loach Pendant as an example, Mo Fan easily understood the concept of having an inner world in the wooden clapper.
“You’ll need to enter the world inside the vessel, and you’ll be able to see and attack the demon spirit inside it,” said Nanyu.
“Can living humans go inside the vessel?” Jiang Shaoxu never heard anything like this. She looked at Nanyu in disbelief.
“Yes, to be precise, you’re not entering the vessel physically, it’s only your will…how do I say it, it’s like entering the vessel with your soul, like an out-of-body experience,” said Nanyu.
It was difficult to explain the details. Even Nanyu was unsure if a person’s consciousness could enter the world inside a vessel. After all, she did not own a special vessel herself.
Mo Fan was not too surprised. He would often enter the world inside the Little Loach Pendant too to check out the progress of the Nether River. Mo Fan could not wait to fight the demon spirit now that Nanyu had told him he could enter the vessel!
“I’m afraid it’s difficult to crack the Magic Lock, but I can help you enter the vessel…” said Nanyu.
“I…I don’t think I will be going in there,” said Jiang Shaoxu, shaking her head. She did not dare to try something she had never heard of, especially something like entering the vessel with her soul. What if her soul did not return? She would end up like Mu Ningxue and Zhao Manyan!
“Mo Fan, I’ll go with you!” Ai Jiangtu was the fearless kind too.
“Alright, based on what Nanyu said, it’s possible that Mu Ningxue and Zhao Manyan’s souls were sealed inside the vessel, which is why we failed to wake them up,” concluded Mo Fan.
“I’ll stay here and keep an eye out. I have to say, it’s my first time hearing about entering a vessel in the spirit form,” said Jiang Shaoxu.
Nanyu slowly placed her hand onto the wooden clapper. The same lightning arcs burst out from it. Nanyu frowned slightly, as if she was enduring some pain…
“You have to find the demon spirit and eliminate it as quickly as possible once you’re in there. I can’t last for long,” said Nanyu.
“What do we do now? Do we just pry into it with our will?” asked Mo Fan.
Mo Fan knew how to enter the Little Loach Pendant, but he was unsure if it was the same for other vessels. The Little Loach Pendant was bound to his soul. Whenever he focused and cleared his thoughts, his consciousness would arrive close to the Nether River.
“Don’t, the Magic Lock will react if you try to pry into it. It will inflict damage to your soul. I’ll let Jiang Shaoxu hypnotize you two first, before guiding your spirits into the vessel…the process will feel like a dream. By the way, if you’re injured in the vessel, your soul will be injured too. If you die, your soul will die,” reminded Nanyu.
“Seriously, we don’t even know what’s inside the vessel. Aren’t we screwed if it’s too dangerous in there?” said Mo Fan.
Nanyu shook her head and said, “It won’t be that serious. Both of you are Advanced Magicians, after all, so your souls are also at the Advanced Level. The world in the vessel is maintained by the vessel’s energy. It’s not strong enough to create an environment that’s powerful enough to kill you.”
“I don’t understand, why would there be such an evil thing in the mountain behind a temple?” Jiang Shaoxu felt uneasy.
“Just pretend the vessel is able to create an illusion, and you two are entering the illusion inside the vessel,” said Nanyu.
“Oh, does that mean it’s related to the Psychic Element?” said Jiang Shaoxu.
“It’s a mix of the Psychic Element, Chaos Element, and Space Element. If we break it down further, it might involve the Sound Element and Curse Element too. The vessel is quite high-level, it contains Magic Formations constructed with a variety of Elements… I’m surprised too; why would such a rare Soul-grade vessel be left in this place?…” wondered Nanyu.