Versatile Mage - Chapter 980:
Soul Extraction Trap!
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
On Liberty Island, a demon wolf with blue fur was carrying a heavy suitcase when it arrived at the square in front of the Sacred Hall of Liberty with a dull expression.
“Are you trying to tell me you are a fighting wolf, and you’re not a horse or camel?” Mo Fan immediately read the Swift Star Wolf’s mind through the look in his eyes.
The Swift Star Wolf nodded immediately, yet it did not alter his destiny a whit.
After placing Lingling’s belongings in the room that the Sacred Hall of Liberty had prepared for her, Mo Fan and Lingling went on a tour around Liberty Island. The people of the Sacred Hall of Liberty had arranged for Mo Fan to stay on the island to guarantee his safety. The Sacred Hall of Liberty would be totally embarrassed if a representative of a national team was murdered in their territory. The Magic Association representing China would surely scold the crap out of them!
Mo Fan was not allowed to go anywhere before the Sacred Hall Mages knew where the Executioner was, to avoid unnecessary casualties. The Executioner was simply too savage, daring to commit murder on the street. He would certainly endanger the lives of ordinary people.
Lingling had come because Old Bao was worried about Mo Fan’s safety. He was scared that Mo Fan could not handle the situation on his own.
Old Bao seemed to know who Philip was. He purposely advised Mo Fan not to act rashly, since not only was the Executioner incredibly powerful, he was totally unpredictable too! Otherwise, Old Bao would not have asked Lingling to come to New York right away to lend Mo Fan a hand.
Mo Fan felt rather helpless, too. It was his first time being restricted to a Magic Association because his life was in danger, and considering the strict advice Old Bao gave to him, it was obvious how troublesome his enemy was this time!
“I don’t want to just sit and wait here,” Mo Fan told Lingling. He could not possibly hide at the Magic Association for the rest of his life. It was no different than being dead!
“Have you collected enough energy in the Essence Orb?” Lingling asked.
“Just a little,” Mo Fan replied honestly.
“Then you need to be more patient. At the very least, you shouldn’t act impetuously before we have control of the situation. That guy is hiding in the dark, and is surely waiting for you to lower your guard. He will know if you leave for the next destination with the team. We can’t let an Executioner keep tailing you like that, since it simply means your life is in danger at all times. We must take him out here in New York!” Lingling said.
Mo Fan saw how serious Lingling’s expression was. He somehow felt that Lingling’s temper was even worse than his.
“You should be familiar with the guy’s strength after fighting him, right?” Lingling asked.
“He’s strong! If my strength is rated three, he’s a ten!” Mo Fan told her.
“That’s a pretty big difference. By the way, didn’t Little Flame Belle evolve already? Are you still no match against him even when you’re possessed by Little Flame Belle?” Lingling asked.
“Not exactly. I was seriously injured right at the start, so my body couldn’t withstand being possessed by Little Flame Belle. That being said, I don’t think it’s going to make much of a difference,” Mo Fan said.
“Why is that?”
“Domain! The guy has a very powerful Ice Domain, it’s able to suppress every other Element. Because it’s the Ice Element, my Fire Spells only have half their usual strength,” Mo Fan said.
Mo Fan had clearly realized the importance of a Domain after the fight. The guy was able to nullify his powerful spells with a single wave of his hand. As the battle continued, the difference between their strength grew to an enormous gap.
“In other words, if the guy didn’t have his Domain, you’d be able to take him on?” Lingling asked.
“Yeah, I could. Little Flame Belle is a lot stronger than before, meaning that my strength will improve by a lot when she possesses me. I can at least kite him around with the Elements I have. Even if I can’t defeat him, I still have my final trump card,” Mo Fan said.
“Don’t be ridiculous, you still haven’t filled up the Essence Orb.”
“I wasn’t referring to the Demon Element. I still have a third of the Time Liquid left, it’s enough to transform Little Flame Belle into Flame Belle Empress. Her Domain alone could melt the guy’s Ice Domain!” said Mo Fan.
Mo Fan indeed had some trump cards in his hands, which was also the reason why he was not too worried that an Executioner was trying to assassinate him.
Mo Fan had only agreed to stay here mainly because he did not want to involve innocent people in the mess. The Black Vatican was a heartless bunch. They would not hesitate to harm bystanders to achieve their goals, but Mo Fan was different. The Chinese girl was dragged into the mess when she was only doing her job. Luckily, the girl was a lot stronger mentally than ordinary people. If it was someone else, they might have given up on their way to the hospital.
“The effects of the Time Liquid will surely be a lot weaker since you’ve just used the Time Liquid recently. It’s a rare find, are you sure you’re going to waste it like that?” Lingling said.
“It’s only a last resort. If there’s another way to take out the guy, of course I’ll keep the Time Liquid,” Mo Fan agreed.
The Time Liquid was able to transform Little Flame Belle into her Mature Phase temporarily. It was definitely Mo Fan’s greatest trump card, beside his Demon Element!
Little Flame Belle was as strong as a Super Mage in her Adult Phase. Meanwhile, the Executioner still had not reached the Super Level. It felt like an overkill if he had to use the Time Liquid!
“Our biggest problem is his Ice Domain. It’s too much of an advantage for him. Second, if we want to take him out, the Sacred Hall Mages can’t show themselves. If the guy used to be a Sacred Hall Mage, he will easily notice where the Sacred Hall Mages are. He will run away as soon as the Sacred Hall Mages show up, and strike again when he has the chance. It’s only going to make things worse!” Lingling said.
Being robbed was not scary, but having to stay on guard at all times knowing they were being targeted by some crooks was incredibly tiring. It was a great torture having to stay alert at all times.
As such, Lingling was right that they had to deal with the Executioner of the Black Vatican here in New York. It was unlikely that the Black Vatican had an endless supply of powerful Magicians. By taking out the Executioner, Mo Fan would be safe for a while.
“I might be able to take care of his Domain,” Mu Ningxue broke in while the two were discussing things. She looked at Fan, who looked back at her.
“I’ll handle it,” Mo Fan said.
“And ended up being stuck by a few icicles like last time?” Mu Ningxue asked in return.
“That was an accident, he took me by surprise!”
“Mo Fan, stop trying to be a hero. I, Zhao Manyan, will never forgive anyone that tries to kill you. The attack took everyone by surprise, and not only are you injured, we were separated by his Ice Domain, too. If we are well-prepared when the guy shows up again, he won’t be able to have his way!” Zhao Manyan walked in, sounding serious.
“Mmm, let’s work together this time. We’ll ask Jiang Shaoxu to come with us, too. She’s an expert with the Psychic Element. She can protect us from his Psychic Element.”
The Chinese girl Li Yu’e was leaning against the bed with a phone in her hands. She was browsing through interesting articles on the Internet.
She had managed to recover quickly since a Healer from the Sacred Hall of Liberty was in charge of her recovery. She would soon be discharged from the hospital after some observation. However, she was extremely bored in the hospital, since she did not have any friends to talk to.
The door of the room slowly opened, and a cleaner wearing a mask came in.
“The cleaner is here, I’ll head out first. Just ring the bell if you need any help. Have a good rest, and don’t play on the phone too much!” The nurse rose to her feet.
Li Yu’e nodded. However, she shuddered when she glanced at the cleaning man.
Since the age of fifteen, Li Yu’e’s memory and ability to recognize people were quite outstanding. She clearly remembered every person she met, even when she only saw their eyes before.
She could only see the eyes and half the nose of the cleaner that walked in, yet she still managed to recognize him. He was the guy that was trying to kill Mo Fan on the street. She was extremely sure about it!
Li Yu’e tried to alert the nurse, but she decided against it when she remembered the man was a powerful Mage. She was afraid that he would kill her instantly, and she might even place the nurse in danger.
“Uncle, you’re early today. The room…the room is pretty clean, you won’t need to do much cleaning,” Li Yu’e lowered her head. She pretended to be talking to the cleaner casually while pressing on her phone.
“Mmm, sure,” the cleaner groaned. He looked back at the nurse and confirmed that she had left the room.
“Can you do me a favor and grab something from the bathroom…”
“I should be the one asking for a favor. Can you move your fingers and call the kid that barely survived the other day? Can you please ask him to pay you a visit?” The cleaner took off his mask, revealing his sharp face.
Meanwhile, his eyes emitted a strange flicker that penetrated the girl’s mind like two swords.
Li Yu’e was stunned instantly. A few seconds later, her face went blank.
“Al…alright,” Li Yu’e started dialing the number on her phone with her fingers and a blurred consciousness.
Executioner Philip grinned. He knew that kid would have given the girl his contact number.
He could easily use the girl to lure the kid out. The people of the Sacred Hall would never expect that he was already setting up a trap in the hospital.
Even if they were following the kid around closely, if he was quick enough, the kid had no chance of surviving. Philip was never worried about the ordinary Sacred Hall Mages!
“Hello, are you there? Mo Fan?”
“It’s me, what’s going on?” Mo Fan replied.
“My wounds are hurting me, and I’m scared of being alone in my room. Can you come visit me?” Li Yu’e said.
“Oh…err, sure, I have something to take care of now, just give me a second, I’ll call you again after I reached the hospital, alright?”
“Alright, I can wait,” Li Yu’e said.
After Mo Fan hung up the call, Zhao Manyan thought Mo Fan was going to be overjoyed, yet he noticed Mo Fan’s expression turning dark immediately!