Versatile Mage - Chapter 848
Chapter 848: The Advancement of Little Loach
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan did not slack further after Lingling left. He went back to his room and started meditating.
He still had a Galaxy Vein. Since Mu Ningxue was unwilling to accept his gift, he would use it to upgrade his Lightning Element.
Mo Fan once directed lightning strikes onto himself when he was fighting the Blue Valley Ferocious Beast. It was, in fact, a dangerous move. The spells that a Magician cast were like a sword, with the sharp edge facing outward. As such, it was rare for Magicians to hurt themselves with their spells. However, if the sharp edge was facing them, they could possibly hurt themselves too! Mo Fan was in a panic when he saw Mu Ningxue injured. As such, he decisively conducted the lightning strikes through his own body just to make sure that he could deal enough damage to the Blue Valley Ferocious Beast.
However, he realized that if he could perfectly utilize the move and control the power of lightning, it would help him to synchronize better with his spells.
Casting a spell was always inflexible for Basic and Intermediate Magicians, since they were forced to follow the fixed Star Orbits and Star Patterns of the spells. However, after reaching the Advanced Level, they were able to modify the forms of their magic with their will, which significantly improved their capabilities as a Magician.
Conducting lightning through oneself… Mo Fan believed it was necessary for him to spend some time mastering the move. It felt like when he conducted the lightning with his body, he was wearing an aggressive lightning armor that would counterattack when the demon creatures got too close to him.
That being said, Mo Fan was not excited because he had found a new trick, but because the risky move had allowed him to touch the barrier surrounding the Lightning Nebula.
The size and brilliance of a Nebula in the Spiritual World were fixed. Only by breaking through the barrier could a Nebula expand further into a brighter and bigger Galaxy.
Currently, the Fire Galaxy was like a fiery river flowing through Mo Fan’s Spiritual World. The Lightning Element, Summoning Element, and Shadow Element were still in the form of Nebulas. A Nebula was indeed a lot weaker than a Galaxy when he actually compared them. The light each emitted was on completely different levels. Casting a Basic Fire Spell would now only consume a low amount of mana, which he could easily recover after walking a few steps. It clearly highlighted the strength of a Galaxy!
Normally, the Lightning Element was stronger than the Fire Element in straightforward fights. If he could improve the Lightning Element to the Advanced Level, he would not be in a tight spot when fighting a Commander-level creature like the Blue Valley Ferocious Beast!
Mo Fan calmed his thoughts and entered the Spiritual World.
Fiery red, purple-black, lunar-white, dark gray, silver, and dark blood-red…
There were six Elements in total. Whenever Mo Fan remembered that only his Fire Element had improved to the Advanced Level, and the fact that a single Galaxy Vein would cost around a hundred million, he strongly felt that the money he currently had was only a small allowance.
He could only afford the Galaxy Vein because the Scarlet Rending Demon had dropped a Commander-level Soul Essence when it died. How long would it take him to improve all his Elements to the Advanced Level?
As he moved closer to the Lightning Nebula, he realized that the wild Lightning Stars were eager to break through the barrier and go stay in a bigger, more luxurious estate.
A Nebula was only a house a few hundred square meters in size. The forty-nine brothers and sisters were planning to expand their family to three hundred and forty-three members. How could they possibly fit everyone without a huge villa?
Mo Fan understood their eagerness to stay in a bigger house, yet he was unsure if now was the best time for him to upgrade the Lightning Element.
A Galaxy Vein was incredibly expensive, thus most Magicians would let their Element precipitate a little longer by meditating, before breaking through the barrier with the help of a Galaxy Vein when the Nebula was on the verge of exploding from over-saturation…
If the Lightning Nebula was only bloated slightly, it was likely that the process would fail even with the help of a Galaxy Vein… which meant the hundred million would go to waste!
“I guess it’s about to explode. My Lightning Element reached saturation a long time ago. On top of that, as the elder brother, the Lightning Element is surely feeling unpleasant now that the Fire Element is now in the Advanced Level…” Mo Fan considered.
Only the Magicians knew the condition of their Elements. They would have to make the call if it was the right time for attempting a breakthrough themselves.
Mo Fan was overthinking it, since he was worried that the hundred million would go to waste once he failed the process.
“Forget it, I should just try it. Little Loach, please lend me a hand. Do you still have some stored energy left from eating the Eternal Lotus? Can you give me a little push on the back to help me overcome the barrier when I’m about to fail?” Mo Fan sighed and asked the Little Loach Pendant.
The Little Loach Pendant was omnipotent. It provided him with great help at crucial times, especially when it had something to do with his cultivation.
The Little Loach Pendant was able to understand Mo Fan’s thoughts. It shuddered and waved its tail softly. Mo Fan almost thought it was alive. He found it hard to believe that a pendant could move like that.
Mo Fan felt troubled. He could feel that the Little Loach Pendant was trying to stop him. He directed his thoughts into the world inside the Little Loach Pendant and immediately saw the change to the Nether River inside it…
The size of the river was closer to a stream before, but it had enlarged significantly. Its width was simply astounding at first sight!
“Did you evolve?” blurted out Mo Fan in surprise.
The Nether River had doubled its width! Mo Fan did not expect the change at all!
Little Loach had eaten the Eternal Lotus in the Qin Emperor’s tomb. Even though Mo Fan was able to break through to the Advanced Level with the overflowing energy and become an Advanced Magician, the Eternal Lotus was not as digestible as the Underground Holy Spring. Little Loach had been having a hard time refining it all along. Mo Fan initially thought Little Loach had missed the opportunity to evolve, yet to his surprise, the Nether River had significantly expanded!
Mo Fan took a closer look and discovered that the Nether River was still expanding slowly. In other words, the process had not ended. The Nether River would still enlarge further!
“Are you telling me that I should proceed with the breakthrough after you’re done evolving, to further increase the odds?” Mo Fan speculated on Little Loach’s intentions.
Little Loach soon responded affirmatively!
“Alright, I’ll listen to you… holy crap, doesn’t this mean my cultivation speed will also increase after you evolve? It would be great if the Space Element can grow into a Nebula too, so I can start learning the Intermediate Spells of the Space Element!” Mo Fan was overwhelmed with excitement.
The Qin Emperor would never expect that the godly object he had placed to stop intruders to his tomb would end up as food for Little Loach!
It was perfectly reasonable; it would not make sense if the Eternal Lotus that even Super Spells could not destroy only possessed the same amount of energy as a Galaxy Vein. Little Loach must have stored the energy away, and was still digesting it slowly…