Chapter 487: Legendary Battle (3)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“They’re gonna fight over there!”
On a piece of high land beside the royal avenue, Skinorse squinted through a fine telescope to look at the situation inside the camp.
Kanorse, Annie, Magician Morrigan, and Priest Moya were beside him.
Skinorse looked over to them and reported the situation. “It looks bad. Duke Abel’s side is three people while Master Link is alone. He has to protect King Leon and consider the soldiers around them. He’s so restricted. How can he fight?”
Anyone with a bit of experience would see this and realize how troublesome it was.
Master Link should either fight with his full power or get out of here and not care about it. If he had to care about it while considering the soldiers, he might die without a corpse.
Hearing this, Kanorse was filled with anxiety. Link was his savior and had once taken an extreme risk to save him from the North. Now, he couldn’t help but say, “No, I can’t just watch here. I must fight too.”
“Me too,” Annie said.
She wanted to ask personally. If her father was set on going with those so-called Agatha Nagas, she would give up. As his daughter, she would give her life back to him.
And she would never let Link die!
Kanorse picked Annie and got ready to jump down.
Skinorse hurriedly stopped Kanorse. “Honestly, why are you two so impatient? Isn’t Master Link a Spatial Magician? If he’s going to lose, he can run!”
“But we can’t just sit here and watch.” Kanorse’s brows were furrowed.
Skinorse sighed deeply. He turned to Moya and Morrigan. “Friends, we should do that now, right?”
Moya nodded. “We can’t wait anymore. Let’s start.”
Morrigan was in pain. “Ah, that’s my treasure. Now it’s going to be gone.”
As he spoke, he took out a white-gold disc, eight inches in diameter, from his spatial bracelet. Runes flowed through the disc. There was also a colorful shine. From the looks of it, it was nothing average.
“I found this from a High Elf tomb. It’s called the Revelation Disc. Its one use is to add strong power to someone… We don’t have much time. They’re going to fight soon so let’s start!”
With that, Morrigan pointed his wand at the disc. Mana surged into it, and the colorful shine grew heavier. Priest Moya also walked over. Milky white sacred light emerged from her hands and poured into the disc.
Whoosh. The colorful haze spread to around three feet in diameter. The white-gold disc was almost transparent.
“Skinorse, Princess Annie,” Morrigan called. “Hurry and pour in all your power. Don’t keep anything back… Kanorse, you don’t have to!”
Skinorse and Annie walked over. Their Battle Aura lit up at their hands, and they gripped the disc. Skinorse was a Level-8 Assassin now while Annie was at the pinnacle of Level-7. Though she was weak, her Battle Aura had recovered a lot during these days of rest. When their power entered the disc, the colorful haze shot out to nine feet wide.
Next, Morrigan pushed the shiny side of the disc towards Kanorse and activated a rune. Crack. With a light sound, the disc cracked. First, a web of fissures spread across the surface. Then it broken into shards and finally, into countless dots of light. They melted into the air like ice on a stove.
At the same time, the others used up all their energy and collapsed onto the ground.
Next, the colorful haze in the air contracted. It transformed into a fist-sized ball of rune light. It flew, crashing into Kanorse’s chest, and entered his body.
He stumbled back from the hit. One second after he steadied himself, his body started glowing. His eyes especially radiated with shocking light. The others couldn’t meet his eyes.
Kanorse looked down at his hands. “I can feel unprecedented strength,” he murmured.
Morrigan made a face. “Yes, you are a Level-9 Warrior. The Revelation Disc raises one’s power one level. You are now at Level-10 and in the Legendary state. You obviously have unprecedented strength. But my poor treasure…”
Skinorse picked up a pebble and tossed it at Kanorse. “What are you waiting for? The time is limited. You only have five or six minutes. Ah, this weak feeling is scary. I’d spent a night with a Beastwoman when I was young, but even that wasn’t this tiring.”
Kanorse automatically ignored Skinorse’s last sentence and nodded. “I see!”
With that, he turned and jumped down the high land. With another burst of power, he ran 900 feet and shot towards the camp like an arrow.
At this time, Duke Abel slowly pulled out his sword. “I call this sword Hero’s Dusk,” he said darkly. “Link, you are the youngest of a small noble family. You shouldn’t have anything, but you somehow broke through your lowly fate and became a Legendary Magician. You’re a hero, so I will use this sword against you.”
Those who could break through the shackles of fate were all heroes!
As he spoke, Link stepped to the front of King Leon. “Your Majesty,” he whispered. “Take the Warriors back.”
Duke Abel sneered. “You want to protect my brother? No matter. He is destined to die today. It’s just a matter of time.”
Link’s expression was unchanged. His calmness was difficult for an average man to comprehend. Like a mirror, he could reflect every change in the outside world but wouldn’t be affected personally.
This was the effect of fighting with magic for so long.
When King Leon started retreating, he unsheathed the Dragon King’s Fury. He was ready.
At the same time, his vision flashed. He knew it was a mission and took a glance. It was telling him to defeat Duke Abel. Skipping the other specifics, he accepted it.
On the other side, Naga priestess Molina started retreating too. Her power was more for reinforcement, so hiding was the best choice. Katyusha walked to Duke Abel’s right and prepared to attack Link from another direction.
Link didn’t move. He stood firmly like a lifeless statue but created great pressure. Katyusha moved very, very slowly. She feared any misstep would cause Link to explode.
The two sides were in a stalemate. An extreme pressure spread in all directions. The generals, Magicians, priests, and Warriors even further away were all weighed down and couldn’t speak. Their only reaction was to keep retreating.
Duke Abel allowed them to retreat. They could only reach 300 feet away while that only took an instant in a Legendary battle.
The seconds ticked by. Each second was terrifying long; each second was truly like a year.
Two seconds later, Link felt something.
Someone was coming. He had Legendary power, was friendly…was familiar… It was Kanorse. Overjoyed, Link started acting without hesitation.
He activated the Miracle Aura.
Its effect reached 1500 feet and could protect everything within it. Once activated, white light swept behind Link like a tidal wave. Instantly, a thin shield appeared on countless Warriors.
A shield also appeared on Kanorse who had just arrived in the proximity.
Across from Link, Katyusha immediately reacted. “Die!” she screamed.
Wielding her spear, she stabbed. The spear shot across the 90 feet between them.
As the spear came, Link’s mind shook. He felt targeted.
He knew that reality was definitely different from the game. In the game, Katyusha would only use the Thorn of Fate every two seconds. But in real life, her every stab was probably a Thorn of Fate.
The spear was super-fast. From the move’s inception to appearing before Link’s eyes, it was less than one-tenth of a second. It was right when Link was casting the other spell so he couldn’t use any other spells.
Back in the day, Link would either die or need Celine’s help. Now, his Dragon King’s Fury could cut through the time between cause and effect.
He twisted to the side and blocked with his sword. Katyusha’s Spear of Victory instantly changed according to Link’s moves. His sword changed too. Within one-tenth of a second, the two weapons changed 15 times. They were both so fast that they looked illusory.
But one-tenth of a second later, the two collided like fate. During this fight, both sides were at the same level.
Link had a dragon’s physique and was at Level-11. Katyusha was a Naga, and physical strength was her attribute too. Though she was slightly weaker, she had the advantage of acting first, so they were tied.
An instant later, the sound of the collision finally rang out. Under the sharp scream, an insignificant layer of white light spread out from the collision. After spreading for 15 feet, it had turned into a gust of wind. Sand and pebbles flew; the tents in the camp were all blown away.
If not for Link’s Miracle Aura, many people would have died. But with the light enveloping them, no soldier was hurt.
Katyusha was shocked at this. “How is it possible?!”
Behind her, the Naga priestess was dumbfounded too. She’d been casting a spirit spell to target the gunner who could apparently disturb the Spear of Victory’s tracks. But before she could find the gunner, the spear was blocked.
Molina didn’t have more time to think though because someone had started attacking her. It was those automatic gunners Link had brought.
Their weapons could shoot from up to 3000 feet away and were hidden within the crowd now. They also had the Miracle Aura’s protection. They could send a stream of bullets to Duke Abel’s side without any worry.
These bullets were Level-6. Some hit Link’s shield but most swept towards Duke Abel’s group.
Dozens of Abel’s trusted aides were riddled with bullets instantly. Duke Abel couldn’t attack either. He was forced to keep blocking the bullets with his sword.
“Dammit!” Molina quickly cast the divine spell Destructive Halo!
Effect: Within the halo’s proximity, a destructive shield will appear around all targets marked as friendly, destroying all incoming attacks.
(Note: Replace defenses with attacks!)
As soon as the shield appeared, the bullets lost their effectiveness. When they hit the dark red shield, they turned into flashes of light and were destroyed.
Though the shield could destroy these Level-6 bullets, it wasn’t much against Legendary power.
On the other hand, Katyusha was stunned that her spear had failed. Link snatched this moment. He thrust his sword forward, attacking instead of defending.
Just as the sword was about to stab her throat, Katyusha wrenched her spear back at an incredible angle. Clang. She blocked Link’s sword.
But even though she blocked it, the difference in strength grew obvious. The Spear of Victory was pushed back, and her move was distorted.
“I’ll help you!” General Abel saw that Katyusha was at a disadvantage and rushed over.
Link was powerful, but he was alone and had concerns. If the three worked together, they could definitely kill him!
But just as he stepped forward, a figure shot out from behind Link. Then there was a blinding white streak of lightning that blocked Duke Abel’s path.
Kanorse had arrived!