Chapter 25 “Battle between sisters”
The tremendous upheaval made everyone afraid!
Fortunately, inside the military camp were not many soldiers for many had been dispatched hundreds of miles away for training.
Spann was the first to wake up, his face full of rage. Grabbing the sword on the ground, he shouted: “Who dares make a raid on the local military camp!!!”
Spann was angry indeed. “Making a raid is the act of rebellion, high treason! If I cannot catch the enemy who burned the flag outside the camp in front of me, I will lose my position!” He reminded himself.
In the hall, the other officers were also red in the eye. They quickly grabbed their weapons and followed Spann out, then thereafter came the reckoning sound of thunder striking down and streaking red lights, followed by the noise of people falling down.
The Rowling clan soldiers immediately surrounded Du Wei as first measure.
Brimming with anger, Du Wei went ahead to the main gate, but soon became startled by the terrible scene outside. Spann’s soldiers were lying on the ground, their clothes and hair burnt black. Everyone was moaning, unable to stand up again.
Suddenly, a silver shadow appeared from the flight of stairs and quickly dashed in.
This shadow moved with lightning speed, even Robert couldn’t get a clear picture of the enemy’s appearance, “Stop!” He shouts at the intruder.
Robert contracted his inner force, and immediately, rays of light exuded out of his body. Then slashing his sword at the flight of stairs, a bright light shot towards the steps!
The shadow seems to have no intention of stopping; it rushed towards Robert to cross swords with him.
In a split second, Robert could feel a cold gushing sensation hit his body from the tip of his sword. The enemy’s weapon made the Knight shudder for the crippling cold had made it difficult for Robert to maintain his hold on his own sword. Immediately, a great force hit his blade and caused Robert to succumb to the blow, his whole body reacting like someone being struck by lightning, losing all his senses.
Dropping his sword, Robert fainted as the result of the excruciating pain. As he fell to the ground, his hair and clothes were already burnt black, obviously signs of being seriously wounded.
In just a split second, the new comer had defeated a Knight as powerful as Robert. While the Rowling clan soldiers were still caught up in their shock, the shadow ultimately stopped and stood in the central hall!
The intruder was obviously a woman, apparently the same person that had shouted outside.
The girl calling Vivian her young sister was tall and beautiful, so much so that she can easily be the dream girl of any man. The only demerit was her lips. Though red, it had a slightly pale complexion. Then there’s those eyes, cold and icy, making the air around her murderous and hard to get near.
She wore a strange white armor with “empty pattern” – a pattern made of a hollow carving. Thin and excessively beautiful, it’s hard to image this armor being useful in combat.
But Du Wei and Solskjaer weren’t misled by the outer appearance; they can tell those are magic inscriptions with enchanting properties.
On her back, there were also a white cape that reached the ground, matching it with her silvery hair; she’s like a snowflake fluttering in the winter storm.
White armor, white cape, delicate and beautiful, she’s like a woman that’s born of ice.
But that’s not the only reason which startled Du Wei!
At this very moment, our little noble had swept away his usual calm demeanor and stared intently at this dangerous girl with his eyes popping!
That hair, those lips, the familiar nose, everything….
Du Wei felt like he was hit by lightning because he recognizes the girl’s appearance!
No more than a few days ago, back in the library of the Rowling clan, this girl looked exactly like that person inside the hidden passageway…. Seimei, the ancestor whom founded a power known as Star Magic.
If Du Wei didn’t know that she died hundreds of years ago, he would think the sorceress standing before him was the very same in that message.
From appearances, the girl’s body was at least ninety percent similar to Seimei’s.
Du Wei rolled his eyes and his jaw dropped. In the eyes of others, his reaction only looked like someone stricken by fear from the threat in front of him. Revolving around their master, some of the Rowling clan soldiers pointed their sword towards the girl and shouted: “Treason! How audacious of you to make a raid at the imperial military camp!”
“Ha ha ha ha …” The girl laughed coldly: “I have already done it, are you just going to stand there and make idle threats?”
She gently lifts a finger and shot a beam of ice at the loudmouth. While no one could react in time, the Rowling soldier who just shouted instantly turned to ice, his frozen body dropping to the floor without resistance.
The move was too sudden with no signs at all! Du Wei ultimately regained consciousness; he glanced over at Solskjaer and saw the fear in each other’s eye!
“Rowling clan soldiers! Protect Du Wei! Risking everything you’ve got! Go!” A guardsman shouted. Raising his sword, this courageous warrior went ahead to be quickly followed by the others. Immediately, a dozen people had gathered around and pointed their blades at the intruder.
The girl laughed and turned her body. Under a sudden bright light called forth by a white circle that only lasted a second, the charging soldiers were blown away and sent flying!
Immediately, over ten bodies were crashing down in every direction, some hit the wall, some crashed into the table, and some were even blown out of the hall altogether….
On the ground, there was an abundance of people. It’s unknown what type of magic this girl used, but all of them fainted away to leave only Du Wei and Solskjaer alone in the hall.
“Oh, I didn’t expect there to be another magician here.” The girl saw Solskjaer’s robe, her eyes were shining before her smile turned cold: “Mage, where is your medal? As a magician, why are you not wearing your badge?! State you rank now!”
Solskjaer flushed at the demand for his medal was forcibly destroyed by Du Wei when the young master threw it into the fire pit. Stuttering, he could barely make out his words.
The girl shook her head: “I did not think there would be another mage in this small little camp, so, I shall follow tradition protocols and challenge you to a duel.”
As the girl finished speaking, her white long hair began to flutter like the snowflakes in the north. Then gently pointing a finger out, a badge suddenly appeared in her grasp. Pinning it to her chest, she impatiently said: ”Alright mage, you can make the first move! I‘ve always disliked wearing this badge so make it fast!”
Solskjaer wanted to faint!
He’s not imaging things, he clearly saw it. This girl’s badge was exactly like that of the young Vivian, a high level mage!
Him, a first level magician, how can he have a fight with an eighth level one?
Have you seen a little dog fighting a dragon?
Thus, Solskjaer reacting was very direct! Turning his head to one side, he closed his eyes and promptly fainted!
“….” Looking at the cowardice man, the girl was also in shock. Pouting in contempt, she complained: “You are a coward.”
“How about you? A young nobleman? I just heard your henchmen say they are Rowling clan members, right? So you are one of them, aren’t you?
“Yes.” Du Wei’s countenance didn’t change: “My name is Du Wei. I’m the first-born child of the Vice General, Earl Raymond is my father”.
“Well, can the name of Rowling clan scare me?” The girl looked up and down carefully: “You are still nothing but a child, why did you come here.”
Her interest in Du Wei seems to fade quickly: “Vivian, if you don’t come out now I’ll flatten this place! My little sister, give me the Terror Illusion Goblin!”
Then the girl’s face showed impatience. She suddenly opens her arms, her eyes turning empty. Using her body as the epicenter, a whirlwind suddenly appeared in the hall and shot right through the roof!
Bang! Countless debris were thrown in every direction and the whirlwind remains indifferent with no signs of stopping….
“Vivian! You think I won’t dare?! You should know by now there’s nothing in this world I won’t do!”
She laughs loudly, her hands making a strange gesture…… Immediately the whirlwind became even more intense! The surrounding air began raining snowflakes!
Holy crap! This here was the South!
Du Wei was already on the ground when the whirlwind broke through the roof.
Today he can finally feel the great power of a true magician. She alone easily wiped it clean with a large number of soldiers and they didn’t even have a chance of resisting.
And, isn’t this girl a little too strong?!
Not to say mages are incapable of fighting, but wasn’t mages supposed to be bad at melee combat?
And what’s up with that armor, no real mage would wear something so heavy…. Unless, she’s a dual master?!
(Someone who trains in magic and martial art)
“Sister …… sister! I be-be-beg you, ple-please stop!”
Finally, Vivian’s stuttering voice came. Wearing her magician’s robe, she drifted out from the military camp with a small cage in her hand. The cage was constructed out of her own magic in order to confine the Terror Illusion Goblin.
Vivian looked horrified, seemingly afraid to face her sister: “Sister I be-be-beg you ……” She pleads despite her nervousness.
“Poor little Vivian”, the icy girl sneered: “When can you understand that as a powerful individual you must have a strong personality. You wield immense power but your courage is less than a rabbit.”
Then she suddenly an object out from her waist…… a strange flute!
It’s a green flute. The girl pointed at Vivian and sneered: ”Drop the Terror Illusion Goblin, I will only take its horn and go immediately, otherwise, my dear sister, you will suffer a lot of pain. ”
Then with a swing of her flute, countless strange light rings shot out from its holes. Du Wei was lying on the ground when the ear cringing shrill reached his ears.
This was obviously a sound magic attack.
Despite being so far away from the source, Du Wei still felt like he would faint at any second, he can’t even imagine what it’s like for Vivian over there.
Vivian seems to be very afraid of her sister from how shaky her body reacted. She raised her hands quickly to recite a series of magic words. Immediately, a magic shield appeared in front, blocking the light rings.
”Terror Illusion Goblin is Master’s little pet, if you kill it, he will…” She cries out using a difficult voice.
“Humph, people around the world may be afraid of that old thing, but not me!” The girl spoke with disdain: “I need its horn, you know it too. Without it I cannot make my final magic equipment!! Hurry and hand it over!!”
After saying the final part, she suddenly rushed straight to Vivian’s side with a hand reaching out for the cage!
“No!” Vivian didn’t stutter this time, her body suddenly disappearing in a flash of light and reappeared at a distance of ten meters away.
“Ha ha ha my dear sister, your green flame teleportation magic is very good! But a cowardly person like you can only use it to escape, am I not right?!” The icy girl sneered.
“Y- you …… …… y-y-you don’t force me!” Vivian was almost crying now.
“I like forcing you! You poor little girl, just seeing you cry makes me angry!!”
The icy girl suddenly raises a hand and recited a series of mysterious words. From her palm appeared a mass of white chilling mist that became more intense by the second…..
Vivian’s face went white, she shouted: “No, no you cannot do that kind of magic here.”
“Why not!” The girl finished reciting with a huge iceberg in hand!
And within the huge iceberg, there seems to be a gigantic shadow moving about, ready to break into this world at any second!!
Vivian suddenly turned to Du Wei who was lying on the ground and exclaimed: “Y-y-y- you have to run away!”
Du Wei who was lying on the ground lapsed out for a second after he heard Vivian’s warning. He also sensed something dangerous was about to happen, but as a mortal, how far can he run away with his weak little legs? He didn’t even get the chance to move before the icy girl laughed at him: “Oh my poor little Vivian, why are you so concerned about this nobleman …… Is he your lover? Oh, the young master of the Rowling family, his background is suitable for a husband. He’s pretty handsome too, but just not very capable….”
Then she suddenly made a hooking motion with one of her fingers at Du Wei. Unable to control his body, Du Wei found himself being constricted by an invisible rope while being dragged over to the icy girl.
“Vivian! Give your little pet to me! Or I will take your little sweetheart here and turn him into an ice wraith for my collection.” Her face expressed murderous air.
“No, no …… don’t.” Vivian hurriedly shouted. The icy girl suddenly dashed towards Vivian again but came out with nothing after a few rounds. Seems Vivian’s instant teleportation technique left the icy girl without any solution. Finally, the dangerous girl angrily said, “If you don’t listen to me I’m going to start a killing spree.”
Vivian shuddered at the threat, her face showing a headache like expression as if she had reluctantly made a decision.
She secretly sighed: Master, I’m sorry, your poor little Vivian has no other choice.
Vivian finally raises her head to look at the iceberg, her eyes showing conviction: “Si-sister, you want to release the ice dragon? Then go ahead!”
After her mind became determined, her stuttering problem became better.
The ice beauty snorted: “Do you really think I won’t do it?”
Her body suddenly rushed into the sky, standing somewhere close to twenty meters above Vivian in height……
The girl was dragging the huge iceberg which was multiple times bigger than her body……She swung her arms and suddenly a small silver cone shaped drum appeared on her hands.
Letting out a faint chuckle, she then grabs it and slightly knocked on the iceberg …
This crisp sound seems to resonate for a thousand miles! Even for someone like Du Wei who’s not magically attuned can tell something’s odd about the noise. This crisp impacting sound not only extended to the ear, it was reaching into ones very soul!
Freaky, indescribably freaky!
Following suit, a howling scream suddenly came from inside the iceberg!!
The howl was like thunder, like a storm, like a tsunami! The vibrating sound caused Du Wei’s body to go limp from its intensity. Although it’s not known where the sound came from yet, but the humanistic instinct of fear instantly enveloped his whole body!!
Subsequently, numerous small cracks began to spread across the iceberg.
Following the cracks were violent impacting sounds. Like thundering roars, the scene looked like something was about to break out of that chunk of ice!!
“Look closely now kid of the Rowling clan, my sister’s sweetheart.” The girl sneered. She gently continues her beating on the iceberg, her face cold: “This may be the first time in your life to ever see a dragon!”
No time to be surprised, among the deafening roar, the iceberg shattered into multiple smaller pieces. Immediately, a head with a huge horn on its forehead broke through and came into this world!
A loud, tough roar resounded through the heavens and earth!!
And below, poor little Vivian was so scared that even her face was white now. Hiding the Terror Illusion Goblin inside her robe, she pulls out a small little wand from some unknown location. Closing her eyes, her face turned tense as she began to recite a series of words in some ancient language….
Suddenly, A huge flame of fire erupted behind the little girl, like an overwhelming firewall, it also came with an ear deafening roar.
Seeing this situation, the icy girl reacted like she’s been dealt a serious blow! Her face slightly changed: “Fine! Fine! I didn’t expect that old thing to pass his fire dragon to you already!!
My dear sister, let us see today whose dragon will come out on top, my ice dragon or your fire dragon!”
Vivian didn’t reply. She suddenly lifted her little wand and gently pointed at several locations in the air….. Suddenly, the space around began to twist and distort…..
Du Wei was feeling like he’s riding a train from his previous life, the scenery in front of him constantly changing at rapid speed….
When he could see everything clearly again, Du Wei found himself no longer at the camp site.
He’s in the mountains now!
“Ha ha ha ha ha ha …… My dear sister, you are indeed the same girl with that foolish personality.
You spent so much magic to get us to this place just because you are worried our fight would hurt the innocent? Haha …… how much power do you still have left to control your flame dragon after expending your magic like this?”
In the midst of her cold laugh, a numbing low roar came out…. Then the iceberg burst apart!!
First came the head along with its sizable claws the size of carriages, then its winged body the size of a small mountain pulled through. Shrouding its whole body in the cold mist, this was the so called “Dragon” of this world….
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