Versatile Mage - Chapter 371
Chapter 371 – The Fifth-Ranked Innate Talent
Chapter 371: The Fifth-ranked Innate Talent
Liu Yilin did not even have the chance to summon his defensive Equipment. The overwhelming energy violently penetrated his body, as if countless eels had crawled all over him, even into his esophagus and body through his mouth. His inner organs had a clear taste of the lightning.
Liu Yilin did not even have the time to scream out in pain. His entire body turned pale white as his face contorted.
Apart from the pain, his eyes were staring at Mo Fan, looking rather confused, too. How did he appear so silently? Why is his body covered in a layer of shadow? How was Dongfang Ming, who was considered unbeatable among Intermediate Magicians, defeated in less than fifteen minutes?
“Hey, I’m keeping my promise. I’ll beat you up every time I see you!” Mo Fan kicked at Liu Yilin as he lay on the ground.
Liu Yilin was unable to move. The kick left a size 42 shoe mark on his face. The mud under its sole stank. The sticky feeling from it felt like his face was inches away from a manure pit…
Humiliation! Such humiliation!
Liu Yilin hated Mo Fan to the bone. Even skinning him and ripping out his tendons was nowhere enough to vent his anger.
Mo Fan was never afraid of offending people. He was not even worried about the scum of the Black Vatican, let alone Liu Yilin, who was only a university student.
“If you think this is the greatest humiliation you have ever suffered, then you won’t think so in the near future, if you ever try to avenge yourself. To be honest, I have no idea what I’ve stepped on before. The boundary of White Town was set up on a poultry farm. I was in quite a rush, so I didn’t have time to clean my shoes. Actually, your fair, clean face will do just fine!” Mo Fan patted the dust off his shoulders and left.
After Liu Yilin was taken out, Tangyue began her counterattack.
She was an Advanced Magician after all, so her casting speed was significantly faster than her opponents.
The blazing red flame produced a fiery ring surrounding Tangyue, which quickly contracted and bound itself onto her right arm.
“Fiery Fist: Nine Halls!” She adeptly cast the third-tier Fiery Fist. Burning lava burst out from her fist.
The fiery pillars were fairly brilliant at night. The nine pillars were constructed following the layout of the Nine Halls. The space between the pillars was filled with wild flames, while rains of fire poured down on the field and scorched the land.
Liu Zhongming and his companion suffered greatly from the heat. Their defensive Equipment was unable to protect them from the high temperature and the violent fire pillars. If Tangyue hadn’t held back, the two would have been burned alive.
Tangyue had tied her hair up. Her pale face reflected the flickering light of the flames. She looked rather haggard.
She withdrew the power of the Nine Pillars, and the grass field soon regained its peace. They managed to get rid of the four interns and probationary members of the Magic Court, but she was more concerned about the Royal Guards.
“Let’s go, they are pretty close to us,” Tangyue said, after taking a glance at the Totem Orb she was carrying.
“Mm.” The Swift Star Wolf was injured, so they had no choice but to proceed to the mountain with Fleeing Shadow.
The mountain was only a short distance away. Using the darkness as the cover, they quickly dissolved the shadows and ventured deep into the bald mountain.
A moment later, the Royal Guards arrived at the “crime scene” riding a weird blue bird with wings over ten meters long.
Wu Pingjing pulled a long face when he saw the four people crying out in agony while lying on the ground.
“Didn’t we tell you to only keep them busy!” snapped one of the Royal Guards.
Dongfang Ming endured the pain in his bones as he rose to his feet and reported with a defeated look, “I…I thought their strength was fairly average…”
“Dongfang Ming, do you really think you’re very good? Tangyue is an Advanced Magician, and yet you still think you stood a chance against her?” a judge of the Magic Court, Li Jin, scolded him.
Li Jin was Dongfang Ming’s superior. As a matter of fact, he was in charge of this group of four. He initially thought they would be rewarded greatly for their contribution by locating Tangyue and Mo Fan, but now, what awaited them turned out to be serious punishment once they returned to the Enforcement Union!
“He was defeated by the other kid,” said Liu Zhongming with a cold harrumph.
Liu Zhongming had no intention of taking the blame. He was strictly following the orders given to them. It was Dongfang Ming who suggested they could take the enemies down, as he was overconfident in himself.
“Isn’t that kid an Intermediate Magician too?” asked Li Jin. The question placed Dongfang Ming in a more awkward situation. He had no clue how to answer it.
Wu Pingjing glanced at the battered and exhausted losers and asked with a cold smirk, “Do you really think the young man with Tangyue is some normal Magician?”
Wu Pingjing had checked Mo Fan’s background. He was closely related to the calamity of Bo City and the operation that wiped out the Black Vatican in the Magic City. How could someone like him be a nobody?
“His innate talent, Double Innate Elements, is ranked fifth on the leaderboard. He is the strongest student that the Pearl Institute has ever recruited. He played an important role in stopping two of the major plots set up by the Black Vatican. In terms of talent, he’s more than a level higher than you. In terms of background, do you think the Pearl Institute will lose to your Zhejiang Institute? In terms of strength… you trash couldn’t even last more than fifteen minutes against him. If the people of the so-called renowned Dongfang Clan have nothing but pride, you will never be able to join the Enforcement Union!” Li Jin was utterly furious.
It would still be acceptable if Dongfang Ming had lost to Tangyue, but he had lost to Mo Fan, who was also an Intermediate Magician.
It was not the first time Li Jin had tried to teach Dongfang Ming that there was always someone better than him out there, but he was blinded by to his pride, and made a grave mistake. Even Li Jin, who was a senior in the Enforcement Union, was unable to defend him this time.
“Go back home and treat your wounds. You will no longer call yourself part of the Enforcement Union,” the Head of the Royal Guards, Wu Pingjing, said coldly.
The group of four did not dare to make any noise, while Li Jin was too scared to plead for them.
Offending the Head of the Royal Guards was still bearable, but if Councilman Zhu Meng were to put the blame on them, they would no longer be accepted by any Magic Association!
“I’ll make him pay when I see him next time!” Dongfang Ming swore, clenching his teeth.
Dongfang Ming was not bothered by the consequences. He was more concerned that he had lost to Mo Fan, who appeared to be in the same generation as he was.
Meanwhile, Liu Yilin had initially planned to avenge himself, but when he learned that even Dongfang Ming had been thoroughly defeated, a great shadow of fear rose in his heart.
He was nothing compared to Dongfang Ming, and yet even he had lost completely. What right did he have to seek his revenge on the guy?