Versatile Mage - Chapter 1319: Posthaste Backup, Ardent Star!
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Skyreach Sea Pillar!”
An expert of the Water Magic had combined the Rolling Wave and Water Curtain into a water pillar rising into the sky!
The pillar had a diameter of over a hundred meters. It looked like a skyscraper built on the surface of the ocean!
The weight of the pillar could easily break someone’s bones, not to mention the damage inflicted on the target when it fell from a great height. The force would completely remove the target’s control over its body. The impact when crashing to the surface of the sea would most likely shatter every single bone inside a person’s body!
Nanrong Xi had cast his Water Spell at the perfect time. Mu Ningxue happened to be right in the middle of the pillar. There was no way she could move fifty meters away within less than a second to dodge the attack.
The only way Mu Ningxue could dodge it was with Blink. Even the Wind Element was unable to make her fast enough to dodge the attack!
“Brother is impressive as usual,” Nanrong Ni stood beside Nanrong Xi with a pleased look.
“Don’t worry, I will not go easy on the woman who makes you feel uncomfortable!” Nanrong Xi grinned. It felt like he did not have much trouble casting the powerful spell.
The water surged wildly at a shocking pace. Mu Ningxue initially tried to escape from the area of the spell with her Wind Wings, but she was forced to wrap the wings around her to protect herself…
She was devoured by the pillar and knocked high up into the air. She could feel the strong impact even under the protection of her six wings.
The pillar rose and fell rapidly. Mu Ningxue’s head was spinning a little as she had failed to set up her defense as she was falling.
Meanwhile, Pan Xi, who hated Mu Ningxue to his guts, cast a Curse Spell when he saw Mu Ningxue briefly losing consciousness as she was falling, leaving a Cursed Execution Ground on the spot where Mu Ningxue was falling into!
The black Cursed Execution Ground materialized on the surface of the sea. The brutal devil serving as the executioner would tear Mu Ningxue’s soul into pieces as soon as she landed in it. Pan Xi could only vent his hatred by making Mu Ningxue suffer greatly!
Mu Ningxue regained her consciousness not long after she started falling. Her heart skipped a beat when she saw the Cursed Execution Ground brimming with evil and hatred below her. She bit her lips to get rid of the dizziness.
The pain helped Mu Ningxue concentrate. She spread her remaining two wings, already drenched, and hurled the water droplets on them in all directions…
Mu Ningxue decelerated as her wings fully extended. She came to a stop less than ten meters above the Cursed Execution Ground. Mu Ningxue could imagine the torture she would experience if she was caught in the Cursed Execution Ground!
Mu Ningxue swayed while flying in the air. She was trying hard to speed herself up.
If she was unable to travel more than fifty meters in a second, the terrifying sea pillar would inflict serious damage on her again!
Mu Ningxue tried to use the Ice Crystal Bow, but there seemed to be something restraining her power. The Ice Crystal Bow remained inactive no matter how hard she was summoning it. It was obvious that Pan Xi had found a way to suppress the Ice Crystal Bow.
As a matter of fact, Mu Ningxue already knew Pan Xi must have found a way to handle the Ice Crystal Bow once he dared to show up. Otherwise, he would only be asking for his death!
The sea pillar sprang up once again. It barely caught Mu Ningxue at the edge. She could vaguely feel the force that was able to crush her bones. Luckily, she had managed to dodge it for now!
There was an indication every time the sea pillar was about to rise. The water within a diameter of a hundred meters would vibrate visibly. It looked like a giant white circle when looking down from a certain height. However, its speed and area were insane. Most of the time, it was too late for anyone to react and dodge the attack even if they noticed the white circle beforehand.
Most importantly, Li Hongmei kept setting up barricades with rocks to limit the space Mu Ningxue had. It was applying great pressure to her!
“Where do you think you are running to!?” Li Hongmei grinned. She formed a thick wall with rock, blocking the direction Mu Ningxue was moving to.
A giant white circle had appeared on the surface of the ocean below Mu Ningxue. She was planning to make her way to the shore, but unfortunately, Li Hongmei was able to read her mind.
It was too late to dodge in a different direction now. Mu Ningxue could already see the pillar rising with a deafening noise.
Mu Ningxue’s eyes reflected a brilliant Star Constellation, unleashing a formidable freezing energy at the giant water pillar rising below her.
It was extremely difficult to freeze a rapid-moving target, but it was still possible if the freezing energy was strong enough!
The pillar froze from the center. The ice spread rapidly across it. The hundred-meter wide pillar suddenly stopped when it was three meters away from Mu Ningxue. Its crystalline surface was glittering under the sunlight. The whole pillar had turned into a jagged-edged ice structure within a few seconds…
Mu Ningxue let out a relieved sigh. It was her first time trying to freeze a strong tide in the limited time she had. After all, she was not under any protection. If she failed, or if she doubted herself, she would end up with all her bones broken.
“She…she froze it!” Nanrong Xi gaped at the ice pillar in astonishment.
How incredible was the control of an Ice Mage who could freeze such a powerful Water Spell in such a short time?
“It’s nothing to worry about. Let’s take her out together!” Pan Xi swore viciously.
Mu Ningxue’s cultivation had improved too quickly. She was nowhere strong enough to face Pan Xi in Venice. The difference between their strength was too huge, even though they were both Advanced Mages.
But now, she was still able to handle herself when being attacked by the three of them. How long had it been?
At this rate, Pan Xi would never be able to redeem himself. She might even leave him far behind!
“I must take her out at all costs!” Similarly, Nanrong Ni was feeling uneasy after seeing Mu Ningxue’s outstanding capabilities.
If she faced Mu Ningxue on her own, she would not last even five rounds. The distance between their strength was making Nanrong Ni feel uncomfortable. She was even starting to feel scared!
How was Mu Ningxue able to improve so quickly?
“Absolute Petrify!” Pan Xi’s eyes emitted a strange light. A petrifying energy spread subtly into the surroundings…
Petrifying was similar to freezing, but the former was a lot deadlier. When the blood and organs of a person were petrified, the person was more or less dead!
Absolute Petrify was one of Pan Xi’s trump cards. He had no intention of sparing Mu Ningxue’s life!
Mu Ningxue was busy handling Li Hongmei and Nanrong Xi. She was unaware of the unusual spell that Pan Xi had cast. When she finally sensed the danger approaching, her legs had already stiffened and become exceedingly heavy.
She lowered her head and was shocked to see that her legs below her knees had hardened like rocks. It felt like half a boulder was tied to her. She began to fall, her wings unable to support the weight of her petrified body.
Mu Ningxue used her Ice Magic to stop the Petrify from spreading any further, yet it also meant she could no longer dodge the next wave of attacks.
“Humph, it took us quite an effort!” Li Hongmei said.
They were the experts in their respective clans. They thought they could easily take Mu Ningxue out with just a few moves, yet the fight was longer than they had expected. It had even resulted in a great uproar among the people on the nearby cruises…
“I’ll do it!” Nanrong Ni was only willing to make her move after Mu Ningxue was completely restrained.
She had prepared lots of deadly seaweed under the water while the others were busy fighting Mu Ningxue. The seaweed appeared above the surface and sprang at Mu Ningxue with a deadly poison.
The seaweeds bound Mu Ningxue’s hands firmly, with one containing a deadly poison reaching for Mu Ningxue’s throat. Nanrong Xi was quite shocked after seeing it.
Was his sister trying to take Mu Ningxue’s life? They would surely be held responsible for her death if she actually did so!
The people on the cruise ships burst into an uproar. The ordinary civilians stood far away, as they were afraid of the blasts of the spells. The Mages stood along the shore while watching the spectacular battle on Gulangyu. It had obviously surpassed the level of normal duels. It would surely attract the attention of the local Magic Association and the government.
“Isn’t…isn’t that Mu Ningxue, a representative of the national team!?”
“No way, are they trying to murder her? Who are those people!?”
“It looks like a few renowned clans have teamed up against her. These renowned clans are insane. Not only are they fighting in broad daylight, they dare to attack a representative of the national team who earned glory for the country!”
As the people were discussing, a streak of fire flashed across the gap between two steel-glass buildings like a blazing meteorite. It flew past the cruise ships and went right at the island!
The flames had dyed the sky above the streets blazing red. The people were only able to see the thing clearly as it approached Gulangyu. It was a meteorite with a diameter of over two hundred meters. It felt like it was going to sink the tiny island if it collided with it. People started screaming upon seeing it!
“I think I saw someone in the flames!”
“How is that possible? A meteorite of that size…”
“I’m being serious, there’s someone standing on top of the meteorite, someone engulfed in flames!”