Chapter 565: The Last Preparation 2
The Guardian Mask like the Orb had two unique abilities.
It was superficial, and it was quite hard to say that the mask had two unique abilities.
The second unique ability of the mask—’Spirit Mask’—was actually a combination of four skills.
‘I’ll have to stay calm.’
Depending on the attribute of the masked spirit, the ability of the ‘Spirit Mask’ was to activate four active skills.
Ian thought that using that such an ability would be the key to passing the test.
The whole test thing seemed like a questionnaire of some kind.
As the battle began, the whole energy of the duel had changed.
All that was because the momentum of Syarlion had changed completely.
“I hope that you won’t disappoint me.”
“There is no way that would happen.”
Ian, who had received the provocation of Syarlion, quickly moved forward and summoned the fire bow.
He started to shoot his arrows in the direction of Syarlion who was just standing still.
The arrows, which had left the bow, went to the spot where Syarlion was standing.
However, Ian thought the arrows wouldn’t hit Syarlion.
The reason being was that the trajectory of the arrow was too perfect.
He didn’t want to hit him at all.
‘I’m still just looking into things, anyway.’
Unlike the battle with Ralph, Ian was still in the dark about Syarlion and his abilities.
At first, it was necessary to draw out and take a look at the unique abilities of Syarlion.
That way, he could probably think of the appropriate ways to play and respond.
It was not different from attacking a boss monster.
Ian focused his eyes on Syarlion and had no intention of missing even a single shot.
However, after a while, Ian couldn’t help but panic.
Of course, Ian was under the impression that Syarlion would move to avoid the incoming arrows, but he didn’t even move a single step.
Nervous, Ian focused on Syarlion’s movements.
The next moment, he couldn’t help but feel surprised.
Shortly before the arrows reached Syarlion, his whole body got wrapped in a blue light and disappeared.
[‘Infernal Fire’ missed.]
[The ‘Fire Longbow’ summon has been canceled.]
However, the surprise of Ian didn’t last long.
Syarlion, who looked like a summoner, used magic to move, and it was an unexpected situation. However, Ian was already keen to deal with the unexpected situation that he might encounter.
Ian’s head started to work.
Syarlion’s ability was obviously the magic skill, Blink, which allowed its caster to move somewhere instantly.
If one used Blink to move to another location on the map, the most likely place for one to move to was behind the enemy.
Once Syarlion moved behind Ian, he would surely attack Ian with his magic relentlessly.
Ian’s prediction was right.
With a heavy force, the magic sphere started to form toward the back of Ian.
Ian, who checked it out in an instant, swapped out his weapon and took out the Bloody Revenge.
[Unlocked the item ‘Guardian Orb’.]
[Item ‘Bloody Revenge’ has been worn.]
Even before checking out what was behind him, Ian activated the unique ability of Bloody Revenge.
[Unique ability ‘Blood Split’ has been activated.]
In a split second, Ian’s whole body began shining in red light.
The direction where Ian ran to was the opposite direction.
The magic spheres, which was flying in the direction of Ian, were forced to lose its target.
Syarlion, who directed the magic spheres, was flustered to an extent.
‘What is this…!’
He was rather shocked at the blow; he quickly figured where Ian was trying to run to.
The most remarkable thing in the scene was the response of Ian.
‘I couldn’t even check it with my eyes…!’
Syarlion gulped and moved his cane to the front.
Apart from his admiration, Ian’s attack had to be stopped.
With the staff which Syarlion had moved forward, a white shield spread out.
And the next moment…
With a huge crash, the figure of Ian bounced back.
[Dojo master Syarlion triggered ‘Reflecting Shield’.]
[Taken damage of 1,274.]
Ian bounced more than five meters above the ground.
Ian lost his balance due to Syarlion’s unexpected defense.
If his summons could have been summoned, then space distortion could have been used, but with the constraints that were placed on the quest, it was impossible to do such things.
Syarlion wasn’t going to miss the opportunity.
With the shield in place, Syarlion moved his staff and two to three magic spheres began to rush toward Ian.
The place where the spheres were shot at was where Ian would land.
Ian had no intention of taking in that damage.
[‘Spirit Mask’ unique ability has been triggered.]
A smoky sound resonated and a golden wave began to swirl on Ian’s mask.
The spirit of wind was inside the guardian mask.
Feeling the wind whirl, Ian quickly turned his head.
‘Just 1 second, I just need 1 second…!’
And just before Ian crashed into the ground.
A ghastly sound started to ring, and the mask was burning this time.
After the wind spirit, the fire spirit came out next.
At the same time, an explosion rang out around Ian.
[‘Spirit’s power’ has been used.]
[A powerful fire explosion has occurred.]
[The ‘Masked Spirit’ will disappear.]
The spirits of the fire had the ability to explode or expel flames.
Then what about the projectiles that wouldn’t move out of their way so easily, where would the reaction go?
Ian, who bounced into the air using the explosion, was able to regain his balance.
In the meantime.
Flying magic spheres were forced to fall under the feet of Ian.
Ian, who was on the floor, stared at Syarlion and smiled.
Maybe Syarlion had felt the eyes of Ian on him, so he turned around.
Syarlion was feeling beyond surprised at the moment.
Unexpected situations were unfolding one after the other.
‘To see it as a coincidence, the skills were used very perfectly…’
To cause a fire explosion and to bounce right back into the air, it couldn’t be anything less than the most troublesome thing to perform.
The problem was that Ian was using the mask skillfully even though it was just given to him 10 minutes ago.
The situation was so urgent that it was too difficult to react to.
‘Have you really mastered using the mask in that short span of time?’
Syarlion felt goosebumps all over his body.
He had never met anyone, who was able to use the Guardian Mask perfectly in a short span of time.
In most cases, users had a hard time understanding how the Guardian Mask worked. It was tough to understand how to use the mask’s unique ability, the ‘Spirit Mask’.
‘I have to confirm if it wasn’t just a confidence.’
At the moment, the ability of Ian in using the Guardian Mask wasn’t great enough to say that he had mastered it.
So if he could understand that it wasn’t just a coincidence, Syarlion would end the test.
Looking at Ian with a strange expression, Syarlion opened his mouth with a heavy voice.
“From now on you’ll have to be more nervous.”
Ian heard that. He laughed and said, “I see. But Syarlion…”
“Nervousness? Maybe Syarlion has to face some of it too.”
The moment Ian said that his whole form once again turned red.
Ian’s mask once again started to get infused with the image of spirit.
* * *
“Wah, this isn’t right!”
Ralph and the others with him were kicked out of the Spirit Dojo. They all lost the light in their faces, and they looked very desolate.
They weren’t even angry.
They just couldn’t believe what had happened.
It was obvious that they were fighting a very fierce fight, but they couldn’t even guess the class of their opponent.
“What the hell are you doing?”
“I don’t think it was a wizard… archer? Warrior?”
“No. I saw him summon the spirit and then summons… maybe he was a summoner?”
“Aee, make some sense, Inisco. When did a summoner ever shoot a bow with such accuracy? And if he was a Summoner, he should fight with his other summons.”
“Ha, that’s true.”
Ralph, who had lost all of his strength, lay down on the floor.
The other two lay down on the floor with Ralph.
“By the way, Ralph hyung.”
“Maybe that challenger… was a user?”
At the words of Inisco, Ralph immediately sat up.
“That can’t be…!”
Chesk thought it was ridiculous and said, “Yah, if that monster really is a user, then… I need to call the Kailan headquarters immediately to protest.”
“Think about it. If a user showed such a play, then it is obvious that it was a bug. He was a warrior and an archer, and at the end, he used some strange magic.”
After those words from Chesk, the three became quiet.
The three were no longer in the position to open their mouths.
Was it 10 minutes or so?
Ralph got up and opened his mouth with a powerless and tired voice.
“Let’s sleep for just 6 hours and then come back.”
At the words of Ralph, Inisco nodded and agreed.
“Yeah, Ralph is right. Once we replenish our stamina, we can do whatever we want. I just want to close my eyes right away.”
Chesk sighed and then looked away.
“Phew, we’ll do that then. We’ll see if we move to the hunt or if we have to try it once more.”
“Nice. Well, in the meantime, the other users can’t even break all the way till the 15th floor.”
“Phew, if it wasn’t for that freak, we could have really broken through it this time…”
The three people, who gathered their thoughts, immediately logged out.
Fortunately, the Spirit Dojo was in a village, so they were able to log out immediately.
However, little did they know, they’ll be seeing him again. The ‘monster-like’ guy they saw.