Chapter 1049: Heaven Spider Ice Locking Formation
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Not long before, the strong presence of Fire, Lightning, Water, and Earth Elements was lingering in the air on the stage, but after Mu Ningxue’s cry, they were erased completely. One could not tell if it was the strong wind driving the ice, or the ice turning into the bone-chilling wind. Either way, the stage was filled with icy, piercing wind in just a few seconds!
Regardless of how lifelike the stage that the stage builders had designed was, it had now turned into a land of snow and ice. The whole place was covered in frost, and every corner looked exactly the same.
In the tops of the snow-covered trees, Akira Matsuki was sneaking in the shadows and had also entered the land of snow and ice, but it did not hinder his movements. He raised his head and stared at the silver-haired woman who was spreading her formidable Ice Element power across the stage.
“Why have I not seen this woman before?” Akira Matsuki mumbled to himself, looking at Mu Ningxue.
Akira Matsuki had a great memory. He had seen everyone on the Chinese team, yet he did not recall seeing a silver-haired woman at the Caribbean Sea.
“So that means she has only joined the team recently?” Akira Matsuki murmured and grinned, “She is probably the kind of simple-minded woman with strong magic. She’s currently in such an exposed place, and is also straying away from the team’s formation. Isn’t she simply asking me to disqualify her?”
As an assassin-type Mage, a target like Mu Ningxue was something Akira Matsuki had been waiting for. His target was very exposed, and was focusing on expanding the coverage of her Ice Magic. The long channeling process and stupid decision provided Akira Matsuki with the perfect opportunity to strike!
Akira Matsuki wove through the snow-covered canopy rapidly. He was silently making his way toward the hovering Mu Ningxue.
The coverage of the frost continued to expand, while the Ice Magic was growing stronger. Akira Matsuki could sense how powerful the Ice Magic was.
“They seem to have a powerful Ice Mage; the person is most likely their source of damage!” Yosuke of the Japanese team said.
Even the ground under their feet was now covered in a layer of ice. It was spreading rapidly, and applying great pressure to them.
“Do you think their Ice Mage really has a chance to attack when Akira Matsuki is on our team?” the short-haired Maga scoffed. She would occasionally glance at the jungle where the silver-haired woman was, as she caught a glimpse of a faint moving shadow.
“Let’s just focus on the Space Mage. Akira Matsuki can easily handle the Ice Mage, we just need to take out this crazily strong Space Mage!” said the plump man.
Akira Matsuki was already in position. However, it was still not the time for him to strike.
He was strict on ensuring a hundred percent success rate. Based on his many years of experience, it was not yet the best time to make his move. He would strike the moment the silver-haired woman was just about to complete her magic. It would take her by surprise, and she would have no chance to react!
As he thought, the stupidly flamboyant woman was channeling a destructive spell. A blue Star Constellation had appeared around her, and she had already completed six out of seven of the brilliant Star Patterns!
“Now!” Akira Matsuki found the best time to strike. He sprang out from the white canopy.
His body sank eerily in the air. He was as fast as a flying sword, emitting a dark, evil aura as he pierced through the air silently at a shocking speed!
The dark sword that Akira Matsuki had turned into lunged through the air with a cold flicker, targeting Mu Ningxue’s back!
Akira Matsuki was grinning. If their team won the opening match, he would surely end up as the player of the match, as he was able to take out an important member on the opponent’s team!
At a distance of ten meters, Akira Matsuki could pick up the alluring scent of the woman. However, he was currently in the middle of a match. He had no intention of going easy on her. Compared to the glory of reaching the finals, the woman was of no significance to him!
A dark glow flickered as the dark sword swiped past Mu Ningxue’s back. The strong dark energy spread rapidly into Mu Ningxue’s body through the cut and reached her heart and mind.
Akira Matsuki was still in the air. He could not help but turn around, to enjoy the disbelieving face of his target. He believed the silver-haired woman would be wearing the expression he enjoyed the most… and his utterly perfect move would soon earn a great cheer from the crowd!
However, all he saw was an icy face, and a pair of emotionless eyes…
Akira Matsuki was at first astounded. The silver-haired woman’s beauty was otherworldly. However, the thought only stayed in his mind for a mere second before he quickly realized that the woman did not show any sign of panic or pain!
It was like the glamorous face was just a reflection in a mirror that had started to crack. The silver-haired woman simply disappeared as the pieces started to fall!
“What just happened!?” Akira Matsuki was stunned. He had clearly landed his attack on her, yet it felt like he had attacked a mirror instead. She was perfectly fine, but the mirror had shattered into pieces!
Akira Matsuki turned around quickly, and was shocked to discover that his target was actually standing in the opposite direction. The silver-haired woman slowly lifted her head and stared at him coldly, her eyes as attractive as the galaxy. To his astonishment, he could see a calm, collected glitter in her eyes!
It was Akira Matsuki’s turn to be filled with disbelief. He was completely dumbfounded.
-What kind of magic was that!? An illusion created with a mirror of ice?
-Could a Mage of our level and age really possess such outstanding control?-
A great cheer arose in the stadium, but it was not directed at Akira Matsuki for successfully ambushing his target, but at the silver-haired woman, who had perfectly tricked her opponent with the illusion. She was clearly floating in the air just beside the jungle, and looked so vivid and alive, yet it was just a reflection in a mirror of ice, so thin that no one could tell the difference. Meanwhile, Mu Ningxue was standing opposite the mirror as she played the experienced Shadow Mage of the Japanese team like a fiddle!
“Goddess Mu is putting up a show…” Zhao Manyan blurted out.
“I’m guessing that Akira Matsuki has never seen Mu Ningxue before. He might have assumed Mu Ningxue was just a substitute, so he immediately picked her as his target without thinking twice. The problem is, is Mu Ningxue really someone he should be messing with?”
“That Akira Matsuki is going to pay.”
Meanwhile, Shou Watani, Yosuke, and the others on the Japanese team realized that Akira Matsuki had failed his ambush. They felt it to was a pity, and were surprised by the impressive strength and wisdom that the silver-haired woman had displayed.
“Is Akira Matsuki going to be fine?”
“Him? He’s going to be fine. Even if the woman is great at offense, she couldn’t possibly hurt Akira Matsuki given how unpredictable his movements are. That being said, Akira Matsuki must be feeling terrible after failing the attempt!”
The Japanese team was in the middle of a discussion when an icy, dark blue glow suddenly appeared in the sky. Its light expanded in a sphere, like an icy wall, sealing off the entire area!
“Crap, it’s a Domain!” Shou Watani’s expression sank as he realized something.
“What, that woman has a Domain?”
“This is bad! We have to save him!”
“Who said that the woman isn’t strong, how else was she able to unleash her Domain right away? .. Cold, so cold, crap, even this spot is covered by her Domain. All other Elements are driven away by her Ice Magic!”
“But we’re so far away from her, that’s impossible! Don’t be scared just because she has a Domain!” the plump man denied, but he soon realized his magic had weakened too!
The energy particles of each Element lingering in the air were like oxygen for their spells. When the presence of their respective Elements weakened, it meant the effects of their spells were lowered too!
“Damn it!” Shou Watani swore in agitation.
“Didn’t they say we just needed to look out for the guy called Mo Fan? That guy wasn’t even in this match, and we’re still in such a bad spot!” the short-haired woman said.
“Don’t panic, we haven’t lost yet!”
As soon as the words were spoken, they heard a cry of agony not far away.
The owner of the voice was Akira Matsuki. The team lifted their eyes and discovered an enormous spider web in the sky, constructed by icy chains of frost!
Akira Matsuki was like a little bug trapped right in the middle of Mu Ningxue’s Heaven Spider Ice Locking Formation. It was quite a spectacular sight from afar, with the ice chains forming a giant web just to trap a single person. It was like an execution rack of the Kingdom of Ice!
Beep! “Akira Matsuki of the Japanese team is disqualified,” the judge announced in an emotionless voice.
Mu Ningxue did not press her attack. Akira Matsuki had totally lost his ability to fight. Once caught in the Heaven Spider Ice Locking Formation, it would only take half a minute for a living person’s blood to freeze completely!
Mu Ningxue tossed Akira Matsuki to the boundary of the barrier. Akira Matsuki landed on the ground. His body had turned purple because of the freeze.
His face was blank. Fear began to surface on his face when he lifted his eyes and stared at the silver-haired woman!
If it was just an ordinary Domain, he would not be trapped so easily. The fact implied how terrifying this woman’s Domain was!
Akira Matsuki could not even cast Nyx Regime, and even the mobility he was extremely proud of was not enough to escape the woman’s control!