1570 Seven Dark Swordmasters
Edited by Aelryinth
“If it’s compatible with the Black Totem Snake’s power, I believe it won’t be a problem for mine, either. Holy crap, I didn’t think we are going to learn such a huge secret… if we make it out alive, we’ll visit other countries and look for their Totem Beasts. We’ll become Forbidden Mages pretty soon!” Zhao Manyan blurted out in surprise.
“…I think becoming a Forbidden Mage is still a little far from reach, but it can at least help us achieve the peak Super Level!” Mo Fan agreed.
The power of the Totem Beasts had given Mo Fan incredible benefits. If the Little Loach Pendant could evolve further, Mo Fan believed he had a good chance to become a Super Mage.
There was a huge gap between the Advanced Level and the Super Level. Many geniuses reached the peak Advanced Level in their thirties, yet they could not break through to the Super Level for the rest of their lives.
Apparently, every Mage had different encounters and ways to achieve the Super Level. Some relied on extremely rare resources or extraordinary encounters. It simply meant that it was unlikely for an Advanced Mage to break through to the Super Level without some incredible resources or insanely good luck.
Mo Fan, Zhao Manyan, and even Heidi were currently stuck at the peak of the Advanced Level, but none of them had probed the path to the Super Level.
Even though it was only a matter of time before they would achieve the Super Level with their current foundations, it would greatly affect them if they were stuck at the Advanced Level for ten or twenty years. Those years would be a complete waste.
There were young Super Mages, too. Herr Casa and Mentor Vani were extremely young Super Mages. They had lots of room for improvement after reaching the Super Level. Meanwhile, it was now difficult for Mo Fan and the others to improve without breaking through to the Super Level!
Mo Fan was very strong now. He had no problem defeating a Super Mage that only had a single Element at the Super Level. However, if he faced someone with two Elements in the Super Level, or an experienced Super Mage, he would be crushed without a doubt!
Mo Fan had promised to look for the Totem Beasts after he was done convalescing at the Parthenon Temple, partially in order to search for his path to the Super Level!
“So you should stop complaining about how I keep dragging you into life and death situations, it’s not like I have nothing better to do. What kind of a place do you think the Great Pyramid of Giza is? There is great stuff everywhere inside. Do you think it’s possible for us to become Super Mages if we don’t take some risks?” Mo Fan continued.
“It’s fine as long as we can get the power of the Totem Beasts!” Zhao Manyan was very excited about the power of the Totem Beasts.
The Baxia’s Seal from the half-awakened Wooden Clapper could already strengthen his defensive spells multiple times. How strong would he be when the power of the Wooden Clapper was fully awakened!?
“What are you two whispering about? We are approaching the area with the Ashen Storm of Hatred. Be careful not to be caught by it. Otherwise, you’re going to be devoured right away!” Shreev said.
“Oh, nothing really, we were just comparing whether Heidi or Meos has the bigger bottom,” Zhao Manyan said shamelessly.
Shreev had no idea what to say.
“I think Meos’ is bigger, but in terms of shape, Heidi is the winner,” Mu Bai added.
It was Mo Fan and Zhao Manyan’s turn to be left speechless.
It was true that a person would slowly be influenced by their environment. Even Mu Bai did not realize that he was starting to show another side to his nature under Mo Fan and Zhao Manyan’s influence!
A dark red basin became visible ahead. The three Pyramids of Gisele stood in the distance. The group could feel their magnificence from afar.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest and so naturally the largest among them. The Pyramid closest in size beside it was the Pyramid of Khafre, with the Sphinx at its side. The creature was clearly in deep slumber, now covered in sand. It looked no different than a huge statue.
“It’s the Sphinx… luckily, it’s still asleep, or we wouldn’t have any chance of getting close to the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Khafre,” Shreev said, staring into the distance.
“I injured him before, so I don’t think he’s going to wake up anytime soon,” Mo Fan said.
“You injured him? My God, I’ve never seen anyone so shameless before!” Sayed screeched.
Meos, Heidi, and Shreev looked at Mo Fan like he was crazy.
“I knew you won’t believe me,” Mo Fan shrugged in an indifferent manner.
“Err… wasn’t the Mountain Zombie the one that beat the crap out of him?” Zhao Manyan whispered.
“It’s more or less the same,” Mo Fan whispered back.
The Sphinx was the final Boss protecting the Pyramids. If he was on alert, only Forbidden Mages could approach the Pyramids!
However, Forbidden Mages would be restricted by the magic Formations of the Pyramids. As a result, the Pyramids had remained a great mystery for many, many years.
“I’m afraid there are two problems we have to face. The first is the Ashen Storm of Hatred, and the second is the Dark Swordmasters. There are ten Dark Swordmasters patrolling outside the Pyramids…” Shreev went on.
“Seven,” Mo Fan corrected him.
“Keep quiet if you don’t know anything. Do you think you are more familiar with the Great Pyramid of Giza than us!?” Meos grumbled.
Apart from the Sphinx beside the Pyramid of Khafre, there were ten Dark Swordmasters protecting the Great Pyramid of Giza too. Many Egyptians would have heard about the legend before. Why would Mo Fan say there were only seven of them?
“Three of them are dead,” Mo Fan said.
Mo Fan clearly remembered that three of the Dark Swordmasters were killed in the battle at Beijiang. One was killed by the Nether Bone Dragon, while the other two were knocked to the ground by the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials that the Mountain Zombie tossed out, and the zombies and skeletons devoured them.
It was unlikely that creatures of their level could be replaced right away. Even Khufu was unlikely to recruit new Dark Swordmasters within the next century!
“Those Dark Swordmasters are Ruler-level creatures. A single one of them is enough to crush us into pieces. I think we should just go back instead of dying for no reason here!” Sayed said.
“Don’t worry, we’ll find a way to deal with them, now that we are already here. I still have some Pharaoh Spring. I’ll use it when we reach the Pyramid of Menkaure. It will trigger infighting between the mummies in the Pyramid of Menkaure. The Dark Swordmasters are in charge of the order of the three Pyramids. The fight at the Pyramid of Menkaure is going to lure them over. When that happens, you just have to climb to that certain spot on the Pyramids and take the ghost train provided by the Ashen Storm of Hatred to enter the Pyramids,” Shreev said.
“Didn’t you keep mentioning how terrifying the Ashen Storm of Hatred is?” Heidi asked with a confused face.