Versatile Mage - Chapter 995: The Thrilling Fight Deep In the Ocean!
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan had to admit that it was one of the scariest jobs he had been entrusted with, apart from the trip into the Dark Abyss.
Protecting the maggot alone was extremely difficult, and now, the group was being asked to lure the drake out from the water, startle the Thunder Explosion Cuttlefish, and then fight against one of the top five most infamous demon creatures in the world. Just imagining it was enough to make one’s heart shiver!
“Xue Xue, please be careful; if it’s too dangerous, just run away,” Mo Fan specifically reminded Mu Ningxue.
Mu Ningxue was asked to lure the drake out while Mo Fan was startling the cuttlefish. Bobby and Lingling would be on standby out of the range of the electricity. Everyone had their own role in the plan. However, Mo Fan was extremely worried since Mu Ningxue had to dive deeply into the ocean to provoke the fearsome drake!
However, there was no other option. Mo Fan was more suitable for fooling around with the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish with his Lightning Element, and Mu Ningxue who was not greatly affected underwater was the best candidate among them to give the drake a chase.
“You too,” Mu Ningxue said.
Both their roles were extremely dangerous. As a matter of fact, if the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish unleashed their electricity simultaneously, the situation was almost as dangerous as taking on the Black Sea Drake!
It basically came down to teamwork whether they could resolve the Drowning Curse today or not!
Mu Ningxue went into the ocean first. She dove deeper into the water by using the Wind Element to push herself.
Her surroundings were in complete darkness. A moment ago, she could still see light ripples above her when she lifted her eyes, like a light guiding her toward the exit of a cave. However, she was now in utter darkness, as the light was unable to reach this deep.
Beside her was an enormous reef that led all the way to the bottom of the ocean. It was marvelous to look at. Mu Ningxue felt extremely pressured looking at it, especially when pairs of glowing, red eyes sprang open in the water, as dense as stars in the night sky.
Mu Ningxue proceeded to dive deeper. The water was cloudy and dark.
She clearly knew that her reaction would slow down due to the paralysis from the dark miasma the longer she stayed in the pitch-black water.
She had reached the territory of the Black Sea Drake. Mu Ningxue could not help but tense up when she was surrounded by the cold water and darkness.
As Mu Ningxue proceeded further, she discovered an enormous hole in the reef cave, with currents surging in and out from it. Anything that swam close to the hole would be blown a great distance away by the current.
Mu Ningxue’s heart skipped a beat when she heard a deep groan came out from the hole.
The waves of current surging in and out of the hole were actually the Black Sea Drake’s snores! It implied just how enormous the Black Sea Drake was!
“It’s making its move, stay alert!” Lingling’s voice came from the communication device.
Mu Ningxue gathered her focus and stared at the pitch-black hole without blinking.
Suddenly, the reef cave started to shake violently, and an overwhelming roar came out from the hole.
Mu Ningxue immediately sensed a strong undercurrent sweeping at her. The whole place suddenly became restless!
“The maggot has been compromised. Quick, attract the Black Sea Drake’s attention. We can’t let the maggot die,” Lingling’s voice started to fade.
It took Mu Ningxue quite an effort just to stabilize herself against the current. With a thought, she summoned more than ten ice chains and fired them into the pitch-black hole.
The tips of the ice chains consisted of sharp spikes. Mu Ningxue saw a few of the ice chains coming to a sudden stop. The ice chains had managed to stab the Black Sea Drake accurately.
However, a few seconds later, Mu Ningxue realized the ice chains were going slack, as a terrifying, shadowy figure rapidly approached her from the cloudy hole. Its glowing eyes were like a pair of spotlights, staring right at her tiny, fragile body!
Mu Ningxue immediately felt an overwhelming pressure. It felt like her heart was about to burst!
The ice chains were stuck on the shadowy figure, but these thick, ice chains looked no more substantial than spider webs. The drake completely ignored them, focused on the human who dared to trespass into its territory!
A strong breath from the creature stirred the water up as the Black Sea Drake swam out of the hole. Its enormous size immediately was a great contrast with Mu Ningxue’s tiny figure, like a little water snake in front of a giant whale over ten meters long. It was an utterly terrifying sight in the pitch-black water of the ocean deep!
Mu Ningxue did not dare stay any further. She quickly summoned a gust of wind, shoving her toward the surface in a spiraling motion…
The Black Sea Drake was not willing to let the trespasser go so easily. Unlike other drakes with wings, the creature had a pair of giant scaly fins. With just the slightest movement of its fins, the Black Sea Drake immediately sprang forward at a shocking pace, chasing after Mu Ningxue!
The Black Sea Drake’s speed was more than twice that of Mu Ningxue. The distance of seven hundred meters soon became two hundred meters. It felt like the Black Sea Drake would swallow Mu Ningxue down with a single bite!
“Freeze!” Mu Ningxue gathered her powerful Ice Magic and unleashed it at the water between her and the Black Sea Drake!
White strands of ice rapidly appeared in the seawater between them, and scattered across the place as the water froze and turned into chunks of ice!
The Black Sea Drake was unstoppable. It completely ignored the ice and smashed its way through them by abusing the power of its mass…
The layer of ice did hinder the Black Sea Drake’s movement slightly, allowing Mu Ningxue to maintain her distance from it.
“The drake is coming up, Mo Fan, get ready!” Mu Ningxue immediately alerted Mo Fan when she finally had a chance to catch her breath.
“I’ve got a little problem here…”
“Can you settle it?”
In the middle layer of the reef cave, Mo Fan used his Shadow Element to sneak into the cave, despite its complicated layout.
The inside of the reef cave was like a maze connecting various-sized caves together. Each of the caves was naturally filled with seawater. Mo Fan would surely have had difficulty moving between the caves without his Shadow Element.
Mo Fan had already reached the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish’s nest. The problem was, he was nowhere as impressive as Bobby, who could identify the sea monsters just by looking at their feces. Mo Fan was actually struggling to find the Commander of the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish!
Normally, the biggest creature among the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish was most likely their Commander, yet it was fairly tricky to find the Commander in such a complicated place.
“I’m running out of time, I guess I’ll stir up a great chaos and leave instead!” Mo Fan was hopelessly unable to find the Commander. He glanced at the cave where a bunch of Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish was lying still and started drawing the Lightning Constellation!
“Silent Deadly Bolt!”
Mo Fan gathered the Lightning Coils on his arms and shoved them forward. The Lightning Bolts of Death surged forward and crossed paths at a certain spot.
The collision between the lightning bolts immediately resulted in a Lightning Storm. Mo Fan basically presented the Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish with a Lightning Explosion!
The explosive force surged rapidly across the place, thick arcs of lightning dancing wildly about like purple-black dragons. The explosion spread in all directions. The whole reef cave began to shake from the enormous impact.
Rocks started falling as the fragile layers of stone started cracking. The calm seawater started stirring up like a restless beast…
The Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish that were usually fast asleep in the day woke up in shock. Their glowing, blue eyes were lighting up the place like stars.
The Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish all immediately unleashed the electric charges they had stored in their bodies after being threatened. The lightning arcs surged hundreds of meters away in a flash.
Soon, more Lightning Explosion Cuttlefish were annoyed by the disturbance, and stronger lightning arcs started spreading further away. The light immediately lit up the dark ocean!
The dancing lightning surged wildly in all directions. A lightning flash would occur at times every few dozen meters.
The lightning arcs intertwined and combined into a giant field of electricity extending over a kilometer away!
The Sea Monkeys residing in the floor above the cuttlefish were in deep trouble. They immediately swam toward the surface in a panic when they saw the lightning arcs sweeping at them like an army of soldiers on horses.
However, the lightning was simply too quick. It caught up to the Sea Monkeys within an instant and reduced them to ashes!
Mo Fan fled for his life in between the ghastly claws of the terrifying lightning arcs.
He initially thought he would be able to withstand the electric field to a certain degree, since he too had the Lightning Element. To his surprise, the electricity was several times stronger than he had imagined. He almost lost consciousness when the first lightning bolt landed on him!
Mo Fan immediately put on the Black Snake Armor, and felt a lot better.
Weaving through the lightning, Mo Fan was relieved when he finally saw a light above him.
He quickened his pace and rushed to the surface in one breath. He quickly sped to the insulated area to join Bobby and Lingling.
When Mo Fan finally reached the shallow reef, he let out a relieved sigh. He immediately looked back at the water and was shocked to see the dense lightning arcs surging wildly across the area. It looked like thousands of lightning eels were ramming into one another wildly!
With a loud roar, the surface of the water started heaving. The Black Sea Drake had also reached the surface. It was also forced to escape to the land after being tortured by the merciless lighting field.
“It’s here!” Lingling’s eyes glittered.
“Oh mama!” Bobby fell to the deck in cold sweat.
He initially thought it was only a young Black Sea Drake, the size of an average trawler. To his surprise, the Black Sea Drake was insanely huge. It turned out to be a fairly old beast! -Just look at those fangs exposed in the air! Are those really its teeth? Each of them was like a giant sword!-