Versatile Mage - Chapter 938
Chapter 938 – Disaster, Horde Of Strange Birds
Chapter 938: Disaster, Horde of Strange Birds
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“They aren’t related,” Lingling immediately answered Mo Fan’s question confidently.
“Time is always flowing, so time can’t freeze or flow backward. No magic can alter the flow of time, either. The Time Liquid is likely just a name. Perhaps its uses are somewhat related to time, like making a plant grow faster, or letting a woman keep her youth…” explained Lingling seriously.
She was basically telling Mo Fan to trust in science and stop having fancy thoughts!
Mo Fan did not learn any useful information about the Time Liquid. He put it aside and went back to sleep.
The team did not stay too long in Hanmi City. They soon headed for Peru’s Training Hall, the Royal Felipe Castle.
The team took a plane to Lima. They were not in the mood to visit the attractions or go shopping. They immediately hired some cabs and headed for the Royal Felipe Castle, located along the Callao Shore.
The Royal Felipe Castle was located by the sea, facing the vast Pacific Ocean. Mo Fan remembered seeing the magnificent, giant castle when he was looking down from the plane.
The castle had the shape of a pentagram, but instead of sharp vertexes like a triangle, they were like the bow of a ship made of thick walls. A huge castle was standing in the middle of the pentagram.
Peru was just like Japan, a country often ambushed by the sea monsters. The Royal Felipe Castle was also the command center of the army defending Peru’s Western Shoreline. After all, it was fairly close to Peru’s capital, Lima!
It was a relatively peaceful season, and Peru’s West Shoreline was rather calm. The local news did not mention sea monsters at all. It was definitely something to be cheerful about for the people living in Peru. After all, unlike Japan, who had developed the attacks into a source of income through the resources provided by the sea monsters, to the people of Peru, the sea monsters were a natural disaster, threatening their fishermen, their city, and also the growth of their crops…
The team arrived at the Royal Felipe Castle. After clarifying who they were, the guards at the entrance politely led them into the castle.
“Welcome, I am a Royal Magician here, Ariosto. Glad to have you visiting our country, Peru,” a tanned man came up to the team and greeted everyone politely with a smile.
“Hi, we are the representatives of the Chinese national team. We are here for the approval stamp,” Ai Jiangtu cut straight to the topic.
“Isn’t your team going to rest up first?” asked the Royal Magician Ariosto.
“It’s fine, we already rested before coming here,” said Ai Jiangtu.
“Very well, I’ll make arrangements for the challenge. Come with me.”
Ariosto led the team outside. The team had already seen the spacious dueling ground in front of the castle before they went inside it. Ariosto sent someone to activate the barrier. The dueling ground was separated by a water curtain barrier. It looked like an enormous water fountain.
The defenders of Peru’s Training Hall soon arrived. There were eight of them, each one either very tanned, or with snowy-white skin.
“They are young and talented Magicians from the East. I hope you do your best,” Ariosto smiled.
The duel was fairly simple. Both sides would send out three candidates for a team battle. Ai Jiangtu sent Li Kaifeng, Mu Tingying, and Guan Yu to represent the team.
The Peruvian team was rather average. None of their three candidates had reached the Advanced Level. Even though some were quite talented, it did not make any difference…
Since the Chinese team was stronger in terms of cultivation, they easily won the duels, as expected.
“Your team is very strong indeed. However, please don’t leave yet. We are interested in organizing more matches with your team,” Ariosto was not bothered by the loss. He proposed the extra fights in a friendly manner.
“Sure, our members need to train as well,” replied Ai Jiangtu.
“Of course, it’s meaningless for our defenders to fight your members directly. I’m hoping that you can choose a few people from your team, we’ll choose some from our side, and mix them into two teams.”
“Not a problem.”
A mixed battle of six versus six. Each team had three Magicians from the Peruvian team.
Everyone was already in their position. As the duel was about to begin, a dark-skinned man in a military outfit walked out from the palace, followed by five or six people. Judging from their appearances, they seemed to be some kind of authorities.
“He looks like a general!” whispered Jiang Shaoxu when she saw the badges on the man’s chest.
“Oh, General Mott, are you interested in watching the duel between these young Magicians?” Ariosto immediately walked up to the man respectfully.
“I’m not interested,” replied General Mott coldly.
Ariosto looked awkward. He had no idea how to continue the conversation.
General Mott ignored him. His eyes looked sharply at the group of yellow-skinned Asians and said, “Are you representatives of a national team?”
“Yeah, they are indeed representatives of the Chinese national team,” Ariosto answered on behalf of the team.
“I wasn’t asking you!” General Mott seemed to be in a bad mood.
Ariosto was left speechless again. What had happened to General Mott today?
“We are representatives of the Chinese national team. Is something wrong?” Ai Jiangtu’s tone did not sound friendly, as the man was not being friendly to them, either.
“You must have done something ridiculous after coming to our country. Follow me to the observation tower!” said General Mott in a heavy voice.
The team was utterly confused. They did not recall having a beef with the general. Why was he being so rude to them?
“Please head over to the observation tower as the general asked,” Ariosto smiled, remaining as polite as ever.
The team followed the general to the observation tower.
The observation tower was very tall, allowing the guards to see far across the ocean. They could also see the end of the shoreline on both sides… and the blue sky without a single trace of clouds.
General Mott still bore a dark face. When the team arrived, he pointed at the shoreline in the north connected to the sky and said furiously, “Look at what you did! If the soldiers in Hanmi City hadn’t updated me with your whereabouts, I won’t even know who to look for! You have no idea how much trouble you have brought to our country!”
Mo Fan was infuriated. What the heck is wrong with this general, scolding their team all of a sudden? What did he want?
His wild temper could not stand being treated arrogantly by others. As he was about to shoot his mouth off, Zhao Manyan grabbed his shoulder and pointed to the sky with a stunned look…
Mo Fan followed his finger and saw a huge cloud appearing in the northern sky.
The blue sky was clear, just like the ocean, thus the cloud that appeared all of a sudden was rather eye-catching. However, the cloud was not white, but a mix of blue and green!
The color of the sky did not attract anyone’s attention at the start. However, as it clustered into a huge cloud and shrouded the sky, the people finally realized something strange about it.
“My heavens, it’s them again!” screamed Jiang Yu.
The strange birds! The same strange birds from before!
An army of them had already come after them when they were in the desert. To their surprise, these strange birds were still chasing after them relentlessly, even after they arrived in Peru’s capital!
What more shocking was, judging from the size of the cloud, their number was at least ten times the size of the flock in the desert!
The cloud was a lot bigger than the flock in the desert. Even the clear sky was completely shrouded by the strange birds. Despite being over a hundred kilometers away, they could still hear their cries, like blasts of thunder. Their cries were gradually turning clearer and sharper!
“A horde, it’s a horde of flying demon creatures!”
“Too many, there are too many of them!”
Ariosto was stunned. Even the others that came with him were screaming in panic. They kept yelling something like “Oh my God!”
Ai Jiangtu, Jiang Yu, Mu Tingying, Zu Jiming, Nanyu, and the others were dumbfounded!
How did it end up like this? Why was this happening?
It started from a few ten to a few hundred, then to a few thousand, and a few tens of thousands, and now, an entire horde was coming after them! Where did these strange birds come from? What exactly are they? How was it possible for them to keep increasing their numbers endlessly?
The team was already having trouble describing their shock when they were ambushed by the strange birds in the desert. Now, all their minds had gone blank, staring at the horde.
A horde, an entire horde, A hundred thousand demon creatures!
“What heartless deeds have you all done that the strange birds would send an entire horde after you?” asked Mo Fan.
This was seriously no joke at all. The size of the horde was easily a disaster. Lima was about to be attacked by a hundred thousand demon creatures. They had to sound the alarm!
“We…we didn’t do anything!” said Jiang Yu.
“I don’t care what you did, you have to leave this city right now, and I mean right away!” yelled General Mott.
“What did you say? You’re asking us to leave?” Mu Tingying could not believe the general’s words.
“General, these kids are going to die for sure out there,” said Ariosto.
General Mott’s eyes turned cold and stared at Ariosto. The latter immediately fell silent.
“Are you telling me to sacrifice the soldiers of my country? Do you have any idea how many soldiers these strange birds can kill!?” snapped Mott.
Ariosto was speechless. However, he strongly believed that it was inhumane to throw the Chinese team out of their country. It was the same as tying them to a wooden stand on a cliff to feed the bald eagles in the sky!
“I won’t repeat it again! If you don’t leave, I will have no choice but to kill you and toss your bodies out!” General Mott glared at the team murderously!