Advent of the Archmage - Chapter 525

Published at 22nd of October 2018 11:27:23 AM

Chapter 525
Chapter 525: Time to Do Something Big

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Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio

Grinth Magic Academy

Whoosh . With a soft sound, an arrow emitting fiery red light suddenly flew from afar and crashed against the dagger .

Almost at the same time, a creamy white shield of sacred power appeared on Eliard .

Clang . The dagger was hit by the arrow and flew backwards . The blade cut across the sacred light, creating a flash like fireworks . Then the sacred shield flashed a few times and disappeared .

Eliard was terrified . The dagger's blade was so sharp . If not for the shield, he would have been dead even if the dagger was forced to the side .

But who had saved him?

Eliard looked to the distance and saw three people appear . He knew one of them—Skinorse . The other two was a female priest and an archer . They must have been the people who'd saved him .

During this distraction, Magician Amir acted again . His wand twitched, and the dagger on the ground lit up again . The next moment, the dagger jumped like lightning, stabbing toward Eliard again .

Shocked, he reacted immediately .

Someone was faster than him . The archer had pulled his bow back already . With a soft sound, a beam of fiery light shot over . Poof . It buried into Amir's head .

Amir flew back . Green mist floated out of his body when he was in the air .

"Hey, Eliard, what are you waiting for? Come here!" Skinorse waved at him .

"Ah, okay . " Eliard had just escaped from death . With no time to feel the fear, he activated Cat's Agility and bounded towards Skinorse .

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Halfway there, voices sounded behind him .

"He's there, Magician Eliard from Ferde . He killed the dean!"

"Catch the murderer!"

He even heard some Magician's Apprentices run out from the garden villa, yelling, "He killed Amir! He's the killer!"

Everything shocked Eliard even more . It felt like he was stuck in a pit of vipers . He could no longer tell who was innocent and who was a viper .

Ethereals are so scary! He sped up and ran to Skinorse .

Skinorse immediately pulled out some metal clumps the size of one's fist from somewhere . Throwing it at the pursuing soldiers, he yelled, "Turn around; don't look!"

Eliard immediately turned back . Then he heard some empty bangs . They sounded like toilet seats being opened . And then he felt heat on his back while the entire square turned really, really bright . It felt like a sun had dropped down behind him .

After that, Eliard heard pained cries .

"Ah, my eyes, my eyes!"

"I can't see anything, ah!"


Skinorse grabbed Eliard . "It's a bit troublesome . Let's go . "

Eliard didn't have a better plan . He could only follow Skinorse and run out of the academy . At the wall, the people leapt up . Eliard had Cat's Agility activated and also jumped up .

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There was a small alley behind the wall, filled with cottony white fog . Skinorse and the others jumped down without hesitation . Eliard hesitated a bit, but Skinorse tugged his shirt . He lost balance and fell into the white fog too .

Once inside, Eliard realized that the fog was strange . It was like cotton, but there was a hole that could only fit one person . Eliard discovered a Magician there . He led the way while saying, "Hurry, walk faster . This spell can only last three minutes . Hurry!"

Soon, Eliard found even more interesting points to this spell . The fog almost completely blocked the outside world . Not even a sound could be heard, let alone power auras . They were just inside fog, but it felt like they were isolated from the world .

He followed behind the archer and walked down the tunnel in the fog . After who knew how long, he found that he was in a room . After that, he seemed to enter a cellar .

Boom . There was the sound of a wooden lid closing . The white fog disappeared, and Eliard found himself in an underground tunnel .

"This is the escape tunnel of the Gale Mercenary Group in Full Moon City . We're borrowing it," Skinorse explained .

Eliard felt speechless . So this wasn't theirs?

The tunnel was cramped and low with damp stone walls on either side . Eliard stooped down and walked for half an hour . By the end, he didn't even know where he was . All he was sure about was that they should be outside the city .

After five or six minutes, Morrigan slowed down at the front . "The exit is up ahead," he whispered . "There's a small village outside the city . Most villagers have something to do with the Gale Mercenary Group . We can't disturb them easily . Their leader is a Level-8 Assassin . He's really powerful . We'll use an Invisibility spell later . Make sure you don't get discovered . "

This was targeted at Eliard . He quickly replied, "Don't worry . I'll be careful . " With that, he cast a Traceless spell on everyone present .

Morrigan chuckled . "Heh, this spell is nice . Much better than my Invisibility . Let's go, we're at the exit . "

Eliard looked forward . He found a puddle of water before him with light shining down . This was probably a dried well .

"Alright, climb up . Eliard, do you need help?" Skinorse asked .

"No, it's easy," Eliard replied . When the others were out, he cast a Levitation spell and used the Magician's Hand to pick himself out .

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They climbed out of the well and into the alley . It was empty, but people passed to and fro outside . It was very lively . They didn't waste any time and rushed into the woods behind the village under the help of the Traceless spell .

Once deep in the woods, they became visible again and let out exhaled deeply . Finally, Skinorse said, "Hey, Eliard, I heard them earlier saying you killed the dean . Is that true?"

"Yes . " Eliard smiled wryly and nodded .

Morrigan didn't understand . "I heard that Andal is a great person . Did he piss you off?"

Archer Irvan was more troubled . "Andal is an important figure . We're in trouble now . "

Eliard sighed again . Ethereals were so scary . "Listen, things aren't so simple . "

The four looked to him, ready to hear his explanation .

Eliard first looked to Irvan . "First, thanks . You and that priest saved me . I'm Eliard, a Magician from Ferde . And you?"

Everyone introduced themselves . After learning all their names, Eliard said, "Irvan, didn't you find something strange about the guy you killed?"

Irvan thought back and nodded . "A bit . Green smoke came out of his mouth when he did . I've never seen that before . "

"Yes, it's the green smoke . When I killed the dean, that also happened . This smoke means that the person was taken over by an Ethereal . Do you understand?"

"Ethereal? From the Soul Realm?" Priest Moya furrowed her brows . She was highly sensitive to this term .

Eliard shook his head . "Not the Soul Realm but the Isomerism Realm . The dean was taken over by an Ethereal and wanted to kill me . I was forced to fight back . Many people in the academy are possessed . The entire royal family might be possessed too . So basically, we're in trouble . "

The four stared at each other at this . They didn't know what to say .

After a long while, Skinorse said, "According to what you said, we've just angered a beehive?"

Morrigan gritted his teeth . "This is troublesome . Not only did we not get money, but we're also wanted by the kingdom now . "

Irvan scratched his head too . "Eliard, how about we escort you back to Ferde? We'll be safe there . "

Eliard quickly shook his head . "No, no, no . I'm not going back . I have to solve this and find the mastermind behind all this . From what I know, Ethreals need a Secret Magician's help to possess someone . I must find and kill him . Otherwise, Southmoon Kingdom will become a blight to the south of Ferde and Norton .

Hearing this, Skinorse shrugged . "Alright," he said helplessly . "I knew the lord wouldn't give such a simple mission . We'll have to work now . "

"What lord?" Eliard was confused .

Beside them, Moya explained, "We met the Ferde lord in another city . He gave us this mission to come help you . "

Hearing this, Eliard felt warm inside . He knew Link must have prepared for this . "Did he say where he'll be?" he asked .

"No," Skinorse replied . "He said that he'd be busy with something . "

"Good . We'll take care of this . " Eliard waved a fist . He was a Level-8 Magician now . He couldn't stay cooped up in the safe Mage Tower; it was time to do something big .

"If you insist, then let's do it . But what do you plan on doing?" Skinorse asked .

Eliard had thought of this . "I heard there are robbers outside the city . I think there's something up with them . They must be related to the Ethereals . If I was that Secret Magician, I wouldn't hide inside Full Moon City because that's not safe . It's highly possible to meet a Legendary Magician . I'd definitely hide outside the city . Those robbers must know something . "

"Oh, I see . So you're saying that we have to avoid Southmoon's capture while fighting with those robbers . This is a classic example of finding trouble for yourself . " Skinorse looked frustrated . The source of all this trouble was that he didn't mind his own business and wanted to help his friend . What had he been thinking?

"What, are you scared?" Eliard glanced at Skinorse, his gaze falling on the man's dagger . "Your dagger looks nice . Crystal-red, high light refraction… it's Level-10 material . Link must have given it to you as a prepayment . You don't want to work after getting paid?"

Skinorse slapped his forehead and muttered, "I hate Magicians . "