Chapter 421: A New Spell: Despair (2)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
When Alloa said the spell’s name, the game system flashed a message across Link’s vision.
Level-10 Legendary Spell
Cost: 500 points
Largest Range: 3000 feet
Effect: Whenever Despair is activated, a Folded Spatial Sphere will appear within the spell-caster’s location. Through the sphere, the spell-caster’s attacks can undergo a dimensional change. The range can be up to 1000 feet and can change up to three times.
(Note: As far as the eye can see, all will become the land of despair!)
This spell wasn’t only the crystallization of extreme intelligence. It was more of a type of combative art. With this spell, all of Link’s spells could be reinforced. The range of his attacks would increase greatly. His techniques and methods would multiply as well. No one could anticipate his moves.
Another message flashed past his mind.
Player created a Level-10 Legendary spell. Omni Points +200
This was great. Now, he had accumulated 1000 Omni Points. Link was very happy having completed this spell. He immediately started testing its power.
Using his mind, a transparent 20-centimeter-wide ball appeared at the tip of the Dragon King’s Fury sword. It was extremely transparent and contained a light black whirlpool that kept spinning. Strangely enough, no matter where one stood, the whirlpool seemed to always be facing them.
Link stabbed at the Despair Ball. Half of the sword buried inside it and only the lower half was out in the open. At the same time, another of the same ball appeared 30 feet away. The Dragon King’s Fury sword’s tip that had disappeared now reappeared in that ball.
Another ball appeared above the tip of the sword. He stabbed the sword, and it disappeared again.
At the same time, another small ball appeared beside Link. The sword’s tip pierced through, only two feet away from Link’s forehead. So now, the sword hilt was in Link’s hand, the body was 30 feet away, and the tip had turned back to point at Link.
At a glance, it seemed that the sword had been cut into three parts by the balls. In reality, it was still intact. It had just gone through spatial folding in the small Despair Balls.
This was only a casual application of the Despair spell but already showed how terrifying it was.
With this spell, Link could attack from any direction. To block his attack, the enemy had to instantaneously construct a spatial barrier. Otherwise, even if they were surrounded by force barriers, if they couldn’t disrupt space, Link could stab directly inside their shield and kill them with one move!
Alloa studied the small ball and couldn’t help but compliment, “The structure is very stable and extremely difficult to defend against. It has good crash protection mechanisms too. This way, no one will be your match.”
Link put his sword away and canceled the Despair Balls. Chuckling, he said, “This spell can give me an absolute advantage in a one-on-one fight. But if there are more enemies, I still have to run.”
Despite his words, he was still very happy. Turning to look at the enchantment table, he saw a lifelike body already lying on it. “Done already?” he asked with a smile.
“Almost done. There are still some details to perfect… You know, I’m not that familiar with the male body.”
With that, Link understood. He walked to the table and studied the magic puppet.
According to Waynes’ request, the magic puppet was made to look like a reliable and slightly weathered middle-aged man. It was too annoying to implant body hair, so the magic puppet was bald and had a hairless body. Many subtle or useless details, such as the texture in the skin, belly button and more, had all been glossed over. As for the male body part, it was there. Alloa had even made it extremely grand.
Seeing this, Link chuckled. “Waynes will definitely thank you.”
Alloa shrugged. “Maybe. Dark Elves are all small. I don’t really like them.”
Link continued investigating. This time, instead of looking at the outside, he studied the inner details. After checking, he was very satisfied. “There are no big problems, but some of the sensory runes should be more concentrated, such as the fingertips, tongue, and lips. This will greatly improve the user experience.”
He made revisions as he spoke.
Link was a man, so he obviously knew the characteristics of a male body. His thought process was much faster than before, so his enchantment progressed quickly.
One hour later, he’d perfected all the details of this flesh magic puppet. In the end, he still not satisfied. His perfectionist habits kicked in, and so he decided to add in all the useless details. He even created skin with an extremely realistic texture.
Of course, he still ignored the body hair. It was too complicated and not needed at all.
After he fixed everything, Alloa looked at it and shrugged. “Now, it looks no different from a real body. He will definitely thank you.”
“Haha, I owe him.”
At the end, Link specially created a spatial ring and put the magic puppet inside. He also put in some clothes and said, “Alloa, I’m going to go find him now. My notes are on the table. You can continue studying.”
Hearing this, Alloa’s eyes brightened. “Of course. I can’t wait.”
Link took the spatial ring and left the Mage Tower. He was a lord now and had a high status. If people recognized him outside, there would be a lot of bowing. It was troublesome. If commoners saw him, he would probably get surrounded too. Therefore, after walking down the corridor for a while, Link used a Dimensional Jump.
White light flashed, and he appeared on the roof of some house thousands of feet away. After half a second, there was another flash, and he was outside the city.
Here, he closed his eyes. He tilted his head up and sniffed. A few seconds later, Link felt a familiar scent coming from the northwest.
Still in the same place? Link hurried over to the seaside cave.
He could sense Waynes’ existence because Link was highly sensitive but also because Waynes didn’t purposely hide his strength. Otherwise, Link wouldn’t be able to feel anything from this distance no matter how sensitive he was.
The suburbs of Ferde were now all farmland. He would see villages every now and then. To avoid freaking out the farmers, Link would choose to go through the most remote place. If he couldn’t avoid it, he would use a Dimensional Jump.
Scorched Ridge wasn’t far from the sea. Link arrived at the cave a bit more than ten minutes later.
He looked left and right but couldn’t find Waynes. After sensing his aura, Link walked to a patch of sand before the cave. He kicked the sand around and revealed a white skeletal head.
“Old guy, wake up,” Link teased.
“Let me sleep a bit more.” Waynes didn’t move.
“I brought a gift for you.” Link took out the spatial ring.
The sand moved aside, and a bony hand reached out. “Let me see.”
Link handed the spatial ring over, gently putting it over the skeletal finger.
The hand retracted. After around five seconds, there was a whoosh. Waynes shot up. “You finished it!” His voice was always monotone, but there was a slight tremor now.
Link chuckled. “Why don’t you try it?”
“Of course. I’ve waited for so long!” Waynes “hopped” out of the sand. As he walked to the cave, he did a skeletal dance.
Around three minutes later, a bald, middle-aged man stumbled out of the cave. Not caring at all that he was nude, he came to the beach and took a deep breath. “Ah, the smell of the ocean wind.”
Then he ran clumsily to the sea. He took in a mouthful of seawater and then spat it out. “The bitter seawater. I haven’t tasted it in so long.”
After that, he sat on the ground. Ignoring Link’s presence, he started masturbating. After a while, he looked up at Link. “Not bad. It’s much better than what I had before… I want to find a girl now.”
It was understandable. “Put on your clothes, and we’ll go walk around the pier.”
Waynes threw on his clothes and stood up. He and Link walked towards the busy pier in the near distance.
At first, Waynes wasn’t used to the body and walked very slowly. After a couple hundred feet, he became familiar with it and didn’t act any differently from the others.
They chatted on the road.
“I heard the workers say that you’ve become a Legendary Magician. I didn’t believe it, but now I see it’s true. Your power is a bit strange. It’s like a dragon’s.”
Link chuckled. “It is Dragon Power indeed, and I got it from a pure coincidence. What about you? I see that you’ve become stronger too.”
Waynes had been at Level-7, but now, his Mana had reached Level-8. He nodded, but there was no joy in his face. “This isn’t a good thing,” he muttered. “I’m afraid something has happened to Firuman.”
Waynes had been alive for more than 1000 years. No one was more knowledgeable than him, and he instantly felt something wrong.
Link didn’t hold anything back. He recounted everything that had happened in the Dragon Valley and Golden Plains. At the end, he said, “This was the scheme of an exiled god. According to him, if the crack continues expanding, Firuman won’t exist in 20 years.”
“This is a big problem.” Waynes tsked. Looking at Link, he asked, “Then you should’ve received the Emerald Circle’s invitation, right?”
“Yes. I’ll go to the Dragon Valley in half a month.”
“That’s good. There have been many similar disasters throughout history, but the Emerald Circle solved it all. It should be the same this time… Ah, my life has only just begun. I don’t want to just live for 20 more years.”
The two quickly arrived at the pier. It had transformed completely, with many buildings extending towards the Scorched City. After a few more years, it would be connected to the city.
Business was flourishing here as well. There were inns, restaurants, brothels, casinos, and much more. Merchants, adventurers, and tourists from all over the world walked to and fro, converging in the pier. One could see all races on the streets.
They found a classy restaurant called Fresh and Beautiful Seafood, and they walked in.
“Test the tongue I specifically improved for you. It can taste all the delicacies in the world.”
“I’m already hungry at the smell.” Waynes laughed heartily.
The two sat down at a window seat. Link was prepared to call the server over, but Waynes suddenly grasped his hand.
“What’s wrong?” Link flinched.
“Look at that guy. Don’t look too hard. Just glance.” Waynes moved his lips towards somewhere in the restaurant.
Link looked over. He saw a young man sitting there, chatting with a beautiful girl. The man was quite handsome, but he didn’t have any powerful aura. He was probably just a regular rich guy.
The only characteristic was the ring on his finger. It seemed wrong, but he couldn’t tell what exactly was wrong.
Looking away, Link asked Waynes quietly, “What’s wrong?”
“I’m not sure. It’s just a guess,” Waynes replied in a low voice. “Look at his ring. I saw it 800 years ago. At that time, it belonged to a Legendary High Elf Magician.”