Chapter 479: Blink
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The red tentacle seemed to belong to a monster, and it looked like Herlous had been thrown somewhere that they did not know of. If they wanted to bring him back, they could only find a solution from this Teleportation Mage.
Teleportation magic was very powerful, but there were many restrictions when players used it. The requirements to learn it were very high. Furthermore, most teleportation spells could only be used in non-combat state or needed some kind of guide, and they could not be interrupted halfway. Basically, it could only be used as a travelling method.
“There are strong people everywhere. Noriosse is really so scary.” Sylvia swallowed her saliva nervously.
“Should we fight?” the second oldest Volga brother said gravely. “There are many people around here. If a fight breaks out, the security team will soon intervene. I can sense his teleportation magic is at the state that can be triggered at any moment. He will leave before we move, and we absolutely can’t follow him through the light door. If he closes the light door halfway, we will be cut in half.”
Yi Xuan interrupted and said, “Your friend is right, so quickly get out of my…”
Before his sentence finished, Han Xiao activated his mechanical suit and rushed out without saying a word like a bolt of lightning.
“You really don’t understand what I said do you, you’re still not giving up and want to attack me? I’ve already read your plans. You are so violent!”
Yi Xuan did not panic at all. He sneered and activated the standby teleportation Magic. A light door suddenly appeared behind him, and he stepped into it in an instant.
At this time, the mechanical suit warrior that wanted to attack him was still a distance away from him. With his casting speed, he would be able to close the portal before the opponent got close.
A big hand suddenly appeared in front of his eyes like it appeared out of nowhere, and before Yi Xuan had time to respond, the hand passed through the portal and strongly grabbed onto his face.
With a palm covering his eyes, Yi Xuan could not see anything. At that moment, he finally panicked.
The next moment, a huge surging force came from the hand. Han Xiao, who was in his Void Form, pulled Yi Xuan out of the portal!
Because Yi Xuan’s body had to cross the light door again, he had no choice but to quickly stop his already prepared spell to close the portal, or the person that would be cut into half would be him!
The situation had instantly reversed!
With a surging Mechanical Force, the Void Dragon mechanical suit that was now an empty shell behind Han Xiao split into its parts and covered Han Xiao again.
He swung hard, throwing Yi Xuan out like a cannon, breaking rows of shelves on the way. Torn paper fluttered all around.
Yi Xuan slammed into the wall, which broke. His head was bleeding. He had yet to recover from the dizziness when he suddenly felt a weight on his body.
Han Xiao followed him like a shadow, pressing his hands against his back and locking it with his knees, while his other hand pressed his face on the floor and instantly subdued. Yi Xuan was unable to move!
A heart-stopping energy was gathering in the arms of the mechanical suit as if it would erupt any time. Then, Yi Xuan heard Han Xiao’s banter.
“What did you just say? Say it again.”
Blood flew down from Yi Xuan’s forehead, wetting his hair. His eyes were wide open and filled with intense horror, and his face was covered in disbelief.
He did not expect this life saving method that he had used countless times to fail!
What Han Xiao used was his Race Talent—[Void Travel].
In the almost static Void Vision, the movements of everyone were halted. No matter what escape method Yi Xuan had, it did not make a difference. Han Xiao easily got close to this Teleportation Mage, then deactivated Void Vision and returned to reality, directly closing the distance between them and catching the opponent. In the eyes of the others, Han Xiao clearly appeared before Yi Xuan out of nowhere.
“Ho—how did you…”
Han Xiao increased the force in his hand and said coldly, “Let my companion out, and don’t play any tricks, unless you want your brains to splash all over your bookstore.”
“I—I give up, don’t misfire!” Yi Xuan hastily did as he was told. His life was threatened, so he did not dare mess around. A few meters away, a teleportation light door slowly appeared.
Fifteen seconds earlier…
In a red sky, a light door suddenly appeared. Countless red tentacles rushed into the sky and into the light door. The next moment, Herlous was pulled in.
With little time to react, he forced the tentacles open with arms, drew the Battleship Slicing Blade from his back, slashed horizontally around his body, and cut all the tentacles in half. However, he was in midair, so he fell right down. At about thirty meters from the ground, he could see the maroon ground.
Herlous slammed onto the ground.
He looked up at the sky, and the teleportation door had already disappeared.
“It was a trap. This is not good. I can’t go back myself.” Herlous was angry and frustrated. “What is this place. What were the tentacles just now?”
He looked around. On the red plain, there were no creatures, only black holes on the ground.
Herlous’ face suddenly changed, and he jumped up right away.
Boom boom boom!
The next moment, a large number of tentacles broke out of the ground from where he had just stood. There were hundreds of them, and they all went directly at him.
“These tentacles seem to belong to a creature hidden in the ground. How big is the size of this monster‽” Herlous was sweating on his forehead. He was just about to attack again when a red stream of light suddenly appeared in the edge of his line of sight.
This red stream of light bolted past all tentacles in an instant. The hundreds of tentacles stopped simultaneously. At the position where the red light passed through, a smooth cut appeared on all the tentacles, and they were all cut into two. The half that had been cut off fell onto the ground, and the tentacles retracted back under the ground.
The red light made a circle and stopped in front of Herlous, showing its true identity.
“It’s you!” Herlous was surprised.
“Hmm? I’ve seen you before.” The other person obviously knew Herlous and was surprised as well.
Before the conversation could carry on, a buzz from a spell appeared in the sky, and the portal appeared again.
“Ha, it seems that captain is done with that Teleportation Mage. That was really efficient.”
Herlous’ eyes brightened as he laughed out loud. He had a lot of trust in Han Xiao. After being thrown here, he believed that Han Xiao would bring him back very soon.
As expected, the petty tricks of that Teleportation Mage were nothing in front of the captain. He did not even last for a minute.
“Great, I can finally get out!” The other person was surprised as well.
In the bookstore, the portal was open, and they stared at the light door. Not long after, Herlous flew out, but he was not the only one; another person followed him out of the light door.
“There are other people inside!” Sylvia exclaimed. “Who are you?”
Han Xiao looked over and was stunned.
This person was shockingly the Floating Dragon Island Dragon Guard Captain, Wilsander!
“Hey, it’s been a long time.” Wilsander was boney and depraved looking as always.
“Why are you here?” Han Xiao said with surprise. “And coming out of the portal‽”
Wilsander dry coughed and pointed at Herlous. “I got in the way he got in.”
Han Xiao’s mouth twitched as he figured out what had happened.
It turned out, in addition to himself, Ames had also sent Wilsander to find her teacher. Then Wilsander was played by the Dragon Emperor’s teacher as well. He found Yi Xuan and encountered the same problem as them. As a big time galactic pirate once, Wilsander’s mindset was to do things with violence. Hence, he was thrown somewhere else by this Teleportation Mage.
Han Xiao did not expect to meet Wilsander here. “When did you get here?”
“A few days ago, not much earlier than you.”
Wilsander looked at Yi Xuan, who was pressed down on the ground by Han Xiao, and his face suddenly turned furious. He rushed over, the pair of wings behind him suddenly unfolding, shining with a bright red glow on their edges. With overflowing murderous intent, he yelled, “You dare to trick me! I’ll kill you!”
The wings slashed down quickly, and Han Xiao hurriedly reached out to hold onto Wilsander’s demon wings firmly.
“Don’t act in the heat of the moment. Noriosse doesn’t allow random killings. Plus, we have to dig out clues about the Dragon Emperor’s teacher from his mouth.”
“Fine.” Wilsander felt that Han Xiao’s logic was sound, so he put the wings back. Suddenly, he realized that something was wrong. His face suddenly changed, and he turned around and looked at Han Xiao with uncertainty.
With his Grade B+ strength, how could Han Xiao withstand his attack this casually and easily?
When he first met Black Star, he had been far from that strong!
Not bothering about Wilsander, who was discreetly being shocked, Han Xiao questioned Yi Xuan. “Tell me, where did you send my target to.”
“I—I don’t know,” Yi Xuan said with a trembling voice.
“Huh, you sure are bold. It seems that you really aren’t afraid of death!” Herlous clenched his fist. The sound of bones cracking came from his fists, and an eager expression could be seen on his face. “I have yet to settle things between us.”
“N—no, you misunderstood,” Yi Xuan wailed. “I really don’t know. He asked me to use the random portal, and the coordinate range is the surface of Noriosse. Since the position is random, I don’t know where he went.”
Han Xiao frowned, turned around, and said, “Feidin, do me a favor.”
Feidin nodded. He walked forward and placed his finger on Yi Xuan’s forehead. His Psychic powers penetrated into Yi Xuan’s brain, and he told the Teleportation Mage to repeat what he had just said. Then Feidin closed his eyes, only opening them after a while. He shook his head, saying, “He’s not lying; this is true. He honestly doesn’t know the whereabouts of the target.”
They looked at each other and were all a little beaten. They had thought that they finally had the upper hand, but the clues ended again.
Sylvia bit her lips and said angrily, “I got it, this is exactly his intention. Even if we successfully force out his whereabouts, we will still come to no result. He deliberately used the random portal to let us see some hope before upsetting us. This guy is so annoying!”
Wilsander swung his tail, irritated. “Is following his request to steal the Heart of Crystal Fire the only thing that we can do? This is the only clue.”
Han Xiao was frowning heavily. Suddenly, an idea flashed past his eyes. He quickly suppressed his smile and said with a serious tone, “I’m not going to bother about his request. Since this is the case, we won’t find him anymore. Anyway, what we’ve done is enough.”
“Are we going to give up?” Herlous clenched his teeth, he was not very satisfied with the result. He really wanted to catch this Oracle and give him a good beating!
“There’s no need for us to follow what the target wants us to do. Ames is going to arrive soon. As long as we tell her this clue, our job is considered complete.”
Han Xiao stood up and clapped his hands. He took out a healing agent, threw it to Yi Xuan, and walked away.
“Yo—you’re just going to give up like this?” Yi Xuan stood up, surprised. He had thought that he would inevitably get a beating.
“Exactly, why not teach him a lesson? I was tricked so badly by him,” Herlous added.
Han Xiao rolled his eyes and said, “Come on, at least he did not throw you into outer space. He didn’t want to kill you, and that saved his life.”
Then, the Great Mechanic Han turned around, looked at the mess, and said, “But I’m not going to pay the repair fee.”
“I didn’t want you to.” Yi Xuan smiled bitterly. He did not plan to provoke Han Xiao ever again. Han Xiao had some kind of instant teleportation ability, so he would not be able to run no matter how fast his teleportation spell was. He was only good at teleportation spells and knew almost nothing about attack spells. Since even his core ability was useless, how would he be able to fight at all? He just wanted to wait for that group of people to leave and never return.
They left that strange, weird bookstore. There was a new member in the group of people, Wilsander. He thought that he would rather work together with his colleague than act alone.
On the way, Wilsander pulled Han Xiao aside and said in an apprehensive tone, “Are we really going to give up on the target? Will Ames be angry about that?”
“There is no need to; the target is definitely still on Noriosse. When Ames arrives, it will take no time for her the search through the entire planet given how strong she is. Hence, we don’t need to hurry to find him. As long as the Dragon Emperor arrives, he will have nowhere to hide,” Han Xiao deliberately whispered, as if he did not want anyone to hear.