Chapter 500: The Constellation Made of Eight Star Patterns
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Magicians who had experienced wars against the demon beasts would knew one thing; the humans were usually the ones being invaded by the demon beasts, who outnumbered them by hundreds, or even thousands of times.
The ratio of talented Magicians among humans was not extremely high to begin with, and the strength of a Magician usually could not match the strength of a demon beast.
The reason why humans were able to fight against the demon beasts for many years was not only because of their intelligence when fighting against wild creatures, but most importantly because humans knew how to utilize natural resources to construct various formations that were a lot stronger than themselves!
Formations and barriers; these things gave humans a chance to overturn battles when there was a great difference in strength between the two sides, keeping the rulers among the demon beasts who could easily raze a city to the ground at bay.
Equipment, weapons, formations, and barriers; these were the crystals of wisdom that mankind had produced throughout history. Words were not needed to describe the usefulness of equipment and weapons, as they were the only way to strengthen human’s fragile flesh. Formations allowed the weak to win the fight against the strong.
Using magic ores that were filled with the essence of Heaven and Earth as their source of energy, and Magicians as the foci for the formations…
The principles of formations were fairly similar to drawing Stars, Star Patterns, and Star Constellations. If a Magician was considered as a Star Pattern, the eight ice walls corresponded by the eight Advanced Magicians could be considered a giant Star Constellation made of eight Star Patterns!
The Star Constellation was unique. Although it was still described as an Advanced Spell, its power was significantly stronger than the usual Advanced Spells.
Initially, snow the size of goose feathers were falling from the sky, but the snow had now turned into ice crystals, which were able to combine into walls every second.
The walls were extremely thick, and were strictly aligning themselves into an octagonal shape. The Calamity Fire from the Fiery Sorceress initially covered a radius of a hundred meters, setting everything close to her aflame. However, as the ice crystals landed on the ground, the walls immediately trapped the flames. Five out of the eight ice walls were completed!
The Fiery Sorceress turned around and saw the ice walls just ten meters away, too thick to blast open!
It was like her flames were trapped inside a cage, the ice was melting at a slower pace than it was freezing…
The Fiery Sorceress finally realized that the Demon-sealing Ice Formation was not to be underestimated. She glanced at the villa half-destroyed by the flames and discovered eight Ice Magicians with rather impressive cultivation were standing in their respective positions in the center of the villa. They were surrounded with brilliant stars, densely packed into a stellar Star Pattern.
Each of the Magicians had turned into a Star Pattern, which intertwined with the other Magicians, forming an Ice Element Star Constellation consisting of eight Magicians!
The Star Constellation was octagonal, looking like an eight-sided starry box.
The Fiery Sorceress immediately uttered a piercing screech after learning the source of the ice walls.
She grabbed in the direction of a building nearby and pulled it out of the ground, and it instantly flew into the air…
The Fiery Sorceress blew at the building, setting the floating structure on fire.
The burning building under her control flew right at the eight Magicians…
“Do you seriously think I’m unprepared?” Zhao Yulin suddenly burst out laughing.
The burning building that was flying toward the formation seemed to collide with an invisible wall around thirty meters away, shredding into pieces in midair…
The burning pieces were stopped by some special object. The Fiery Sorceress could vaguely see a barrier with a slight arc close to the eight Ice Magicians, protecting them. Both the spreading flames and the projectiles flying toward them were completely blocked by the barrier.
The formation was protected by a barrier!
Zhao Yulin was clearly aware that it was unrealistic to set up a barrier that could protect the entire villa. The barrier would be too fragile, but if he reduced its area to just the size of the formation to protect the Magicians, it would make them unbeatable.
The Fiery Sorceress was unaware that the Demon-sealing Ice Formation would become stronger gradually. It was too late to try and destroy it now.
The ice walls were being constructed at a faster pace, like steel walls appearing instantly out of nowhere. The walls were trapping the Fiery Sorceress no matter which direction she was moving in.
The Calamity Fire was only covering an area within ten meters of the Fiery Sorceress now. Normally, the flames engulfing her body would prevent her from being harmed by the icy aura, but since her back had been stabbed by the spike, allowing the ice poison to penetrate her body, the damage began to spread across her body, suppressing her Calamity Fire.
When she was driven by rage, her injury was veiled by her emotion. She could not sense the effect of the Grimsteel Spike, but as the battle continued, and the formation became stronger gradually, her flames were suppressed even further…
More ice crystals like glass pieces appeared in the air, which combined together into a transparent ice wall.
It was the final ice wall. The Fiery Sorceress could no longer produce destructive flames due to her injury. She could only watch the ice stacking up and seal up the remaining space around her…
The octagonal ice trap was fully constructed, and was shrinking toward the center. It turned into a transparent steel cage, putting the Fiery Sorceress under a total freeze. The Calamity Fire on her body was extinguished too.
“It works!” Zhao Yulin was overjoyed.
Shi Gua uttered a relieved sigh. He turned around, glancing at the eight Advanced Magicians, but his face was still lacking a smile.
As the eight Magicians fulfilled their roles, they fell to the ground from fatigue or losing consciousness. If the Fiery Sorceress could have held on a little longer, they would be the ones losing the battle.
“The Grimsteel Spike played a huge part in it!” said Jiang Feng excitedly.
Without the ambush, it would have been troublesome to try and take down the Fiery Sorceress.
“I’ve done what I need to, I’ll leave the rest to you,” Shi Gua said to Zhao Yulin and Jiang Feng.
Zhao Yulin glanced at Jiang Feng. He was curious about how she was going to overcome the Fiery Sorceress’ Dark Flame. The domain was strong enough to burn an Advanced Magician into ashes instantly.
“Chen Yi, remember the Deathstrike Magic Equipment, Breaking Profaner?” Jiang Feng asked her daughter.
Chen Yi nodded.
“The Breaking Profaner can make the ice poison of the Grimsteel Spike flare up, making it deadly. Stab her with the Breaking Profaner, and she’ll be dead soon!”