Versatile Mage - Chapter 1561: Apas Is Still Alive?
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan remembered Fenna mentioning the five Generals in Cairo to him now that Jenny had brought it up.
Fenna was currently serving under General Haken. She had attracted the attention of the leaders in Cairo after the battle of the mirage in Puccini. Since then, Fenna had made quite a few contributions and earned General Haken’s direct attention. She was then relocated to the army in Cairo.
Haken was the Supreme Commander, but according to Jenny, the man had grown old, unlike General Ethan, who had gotten some inspiring victories lately. General Ethan had been getting a lot of supporters, and even the renowned clans and formidable factions were supporting him behind the scenes. It was very likely that General Ethan would replace General Haken once he retired.
“If he’s so impressive, why isn’t the army doing well in the battle?” Mo Fan asked.
“Maybe the people aren’t united enough. This invasion from the Pyramid of Khafre is a lot stronger than the previous battles. The army of snake and scorpion demons has already expended a lot of our fighting capacity,” Jenny informed him.
“Alright, thank you. Is this the way to the Square Tower?” Mo Fan asked.
“It is, but no one is allowed to get close to it,” Jenny reminded him.
Mo Fan headed to the Square Tower after understanding the situation.
The Square Tower was very tall, the most magnificent structure in the fortress. It had two main parts: the lower half was a sturdy fortress made of steel, while the upper half was the defensive tower that soared above the clouds!
Mo Fan followed the directions that Jenny had given him for around ten minutes, and saw the special building.
(No, I have no idea why he couldn’t simply Look Up and see it. – The Editor)
He had heard a thing or two about the Square Tower when he was in the city. The Square Tower was Cairo’s important guardian spirit. The undead in Egypt could only move around in the living world within the deathlight’s reach, and could not go anywhere without the deathlight. The Square Tower could emit a special light that would nullify the deathlight within its reach.
The Square Tower was the main reason why the people of Cairo were so calm, even when their city was at war!
“If Gangma’s superior is General Ethan, wouldn’t that mean he’s responsible for the young Medusa, too?” Mo Fan was a little confused.
If the man was a military prodigy who made a lot of contributions to the country, why would he be raising a young Medusa to aid her growth? Was there some kind of corrupt dealings involved?
Mo Fan arrived in front of the Square Tower. He looked up at the enormous pitch-black structure. He could not tell how thick the steel wall was, nor the number of experts that were inside the tower. Mo Fan could not help but feel a little troubled.
The Dark Material was spreading too slowly, nowhere fast enough to take Gangma’s life. Mo Fan had to seed a little more of the Dark Material in him, but he was wondering how to find a way to sneak inside after seeing how well-defended the place was.
“Huh? That guy looks so familiar!” Mo Fan suddenly noticed a man with golden-brown hair when he was roaming nearby. He almost failed to recognize the man, since he was now wearing a military outfit.
The man was followed by two women soldiers with alluring figures. He must be enjoying himself, having such special treatment even when a battle was going on.
Mo Fan crept closer and saw the man standing by a corner in front of the tower. He seemed to be waiting for someone.
“I’ll use him to sneak inside. It seems his rank isn’t low at all,” Mo Fan mumbled to himself.
Mo Fan released the Dark Material along the ground. It was difficult to notice the black substance spreading under one’s feet when it was dark.
Sayed had poor awareness. He was chatting with the two female soldiers excitedly, occasionally grinning proudly.
Sayed had been a member of Egypt’s national team. Mo Fan was well aware of his strength and his Elements. He was confident that the man would never notice his Dark Material, considering how slow his reactions were…
The Dark Material crawled silently onto Sayed. He suddenly shuddered and looked around him.
“What is it?” the female soldier with drawn eyebrows asked.
“Nothing, let’s not wait any further, since the guy isn’t here yet. Let’s head inside, I don’t want my uncle to wait too long,” Sayed told her.
“Mm, the intel you’ve acquired is surely going to be of great help to the battle!” another tanned female soldier with a seductive demeanor agreed.
Sayed went inside the fortress with the two women. He did not notice that his shadow was a lot thicker than usual after crossing the heavily-guarded bridge. Little did he know, someone was actually hiding inside his shadow. The guards did not bother checking when they saw it was Sayed, and simply let him through. Mo Fan was hiding under Sayed’s shadow, and let out a relieved sigh.
If any of the guards had the Light Element, they would easily notice his presence with a quick check. The Light Element was a Shadow Mage’s greatest weakness. Luckily, Sayed’s rank was higher than he expected!
Mo Fan was relieved that he had chosen the right person. The other people that Mo Fan had initially thought about choosing had all undergone strict checks.
“This Sayed keeps staring at the women. Is he thinking of making out with her after he is done reporting? No wonder he seemed to be in poor health during the World College Tournament, he must have overworked himself!” Mo Fan murmured after observing Sayed carefully.
“Mm? A shadow fly?” Mo Fan suddenly noticed a tiny fly coming toward him.
The shadow fly was a unique signal that only he would notice. Even if a Light Mage noticed it, they would only assume it to be some insignificant wisp of energy.
Mo Fan thought the shadow fly was from Gangma. It was a sign that the Dark Material had spread further, but he was overjoyed when the shadow fly merged with his shadow!
“Apas… the girl is still alive, that’s great!”
The shadow fly had come from Apas, and the extremely faint Dark Material on her. Mo Fan had lost all hope for her. He had thought Apas was already dead, since he could not locate her. To his surprise, she was still alive, and seemed to be trapped in complete darkness, allowing the tiny hint of Dark Material to provide him with feedback on her whereabouts!
It was so fortunate Bei Jiang from the Hall of Assassins had given him the extremely useful Dark Material, the Fiendish Night. Otherwise, he would be venturing around aimlessly, like a headless fly, instead!