Indeed, the activation of a powerful set ability .
Strictly speaking, in terms of equipment properties of quality, a set equipment would be a little bit inferior to a dark-gold grade equipment . This was because a dark-gold grade equipment normally didn't possess a negative property, while the flaws and strengths of a green grade equipment was normally obvious .
As for why the value of set equipment frequently triumph over a dark-gold grade equipment, was because of its incredible special set ability!
The present phenomenon was caused by the special ability of Zi's set equipment – 'Marsh Decay' .
[ Set ability: Marsh Decay – when dealing damage to the opponent, there's a fixed chance of transforming your nearby surroundings into the environment of the Kijuju Marshland . Reduces movement speed and includes a chance of infection with various pestilences (set wielder will be immune to negative effects) ]
After being plunged into a marsh without any warning, the three fighters became startled and perplexed . Such a sensation was exceedingly queer and confusing .
Still, Sable reacted the swiftest .
Pa! Psh! Psh! Pa! Without making a sound, he waddled through the marsh and escaped .
Indeed, although his prowess had plummeted, this cunning fox was still smart and understood Zi very well . He had immediately accessed the situation presented to him .
"The three of us can't even touch a blind Zi after surrounding her, what should I hesitate about? Since we are all stuck in this marsh, I must run the furthest!"
Truthfully speaking, Sable couldn't run that fast in this nearly knee-deep Nidpaya marsh . Still, his only advantage was being faster than the other two .
At this moment, the disharmony between them was exposed .
The blind-inflicting Growth-Hunter immediately thought of Zeus's command and continued barrelling forward as he splashed through the swampy waters .
The last Growth-Hunter hesitated a little and decided to observe first .
With three individuals working in disharmony, how could they make a concerted effort to achieve victory?
When the blind-inflicting Growth-Hunter arrived in front of Zi, her powerful 'Force Needle Explosion' had just cooled down . Her eyes beamed out with an incisive needle-like gaze which drilled deep into his head .
Amidst his searing agony, he activated an achievement medicine to dispel the stunning effect before viciously stabbing towards Zi .
Despite so, Zi endured the stabbing dagger and unleashed another 'Force Collision Wall', which effortlessly knocked him and the other charging agility Growth-Hunter flying away .
Noteworthily, Zi's 'Force Collision Wall' was already raised to the lvlmax stage by Zi, and thus only presented a short 8 seconds cooldown . The rest of her abilities had a much longer cooldown .
This was the supreme advantage of this narrow terrain . In any other ordinary terrain, although her 'Force Collision Wall' was still an area of effect attack, its speed was a fatal flaw . Those two Growth-Hunters could've easily dodged it, don't even mention hitting two birds with one stone like now .
Moments later, a crescent dagger started carving again . Then, the black Sith Demon claw mercilessly gripped the blind-inflicting Growth-Hunter's neck . By now, his fighting spirit had evaporated completely as he howled in anguish while fleeing . Instead, a shocking twist occurred .
He started off with a shiver which influenced his fleeing pace, which compounded onto the retardation of Sheyan's poison fog and the muddy marsh terrain . Finally, at the most crucial moment, he unexpectedly bent his back and started coughing violently .
How could Zi overlook such a glorious opportunity?
Similarly to the Metals Professor, his 'Honorary Medicine' was on cooldown, and after being slapped into near-death state by Zi, he finally perished to the evil clutches of the Sith demon while restoring a portion of her mana .
Sadly, he wasn't Skull's underling and didn't possess a high slayer value . Thus, he didn't produce any blood key .
Zi remained standing uprightly with specks of blood tarnishing her clothes . Her egyptian robe hid her cold yet graceful demeanor, and released an impression of unstealable by anyone!
After such an intimidating performance, not a single person dared to utter a sound .
"An outstanding terrain-modifier ability, a peak Awakener difficulty green set equipment that I can't detect any negative properties . . . . "
Judas muttered with a downcast tone .
"Most critically, this terrain is a natural fort for her; one man guarding against the millions! Zeus, your information is completely inaccurate, to take her down, we must rely on the capabilities of an MT . "
Undoubtedly, only an MT can deal with such terrorizing assaults . However, never forget, Skull and Zeus were mutual suppressions to each other, especially when Zi was still ahead and very much alive .
If Skull charged forward, Zeus can mount a sneak pincer and naturally annihilate the entire Skull Party!
Similarly, Zeus couldn't neglect the possibility of Skull pincering him from behind .
In this world of mutual deception, nobody was willing to exchange their lives for strangers; much less rivals . Furthermore, Skull would have more reasons and profits by doing so .
Judas said coldly to Skull .
"Boss, this is an obvious situation . Mindlessly charging in for the sake of venting, is absolutely not a wise decision; the losses will far outweigh the benefits! What good will it be to stake it all and risk perishing?"
Skull squinted his eyes and callously said .
"Don't forget, it's very possible our Joseph, Kaoyi, Drizzt and the others died to them! Can we simply overlook this vengeance?"
Judas calmly answered .
"Because they are already dead, we cannot let dead men influence the choices of the living . "
At this moment, Finarsih suddenly interrupted .
"I have a suggestion… . . "
"Doesn't it feel amazing?" Sheyan sat on a metal chair as he observed Zi's back with great interest . Her loose long robe occasionally traced out interior curves which induced a sense of enticement .
Zi answered composedly .
"It's been a long time since I've fought like that . In retrospect, I'm guessing you obtained this set equipment from an Awakener difficulty world right? I'm extremely curious, how did a lowest realm contestant like you acquire such equipments?"
"Oi oi oi!" Sheyan argued . "What lowest realm contestant, I object your phrasing! As for how I acquired them . . . fished up from the marketplace . "
Zi speechlessly chided .
"Please don't insult my intelligence . "
Sheyan sighed .
"Everything is possible . . . . . right, we are left with 4 mins 48 seconds to return . According to my conjecture, they definitely won't dispatch members to die in vain . You are about the face the might of an MT oh . "
Zi indifferently scoffed .
"I have no qualms in guarding against anyone, but . . . . . I have a feeling, they have something else up their sleeves!"
Just when Zi concluded her sentence, Zeus and Skull were unanimously standing at the passageway entrance .
Skull produced black glowing metallic gloves . Adopting a menacing countenance, he gobbled the gloves up with one mouth . 'Kacha' sounds creaked out followed by softer munches .
Zeus took a step forward as he faced Zi . His gaze turned complex as he slowly muttered .
"Zi . . . . . "
Zi's passionless gaze swept in without a word .
Zeus took a deep breath and continued .
"Ever since the day we went out separate ways, I knew this day would come . Do you still remember our aspiration when establishing the Illume-union? To build the strongest party ever seen in this realm . But you, are now an obstruction to our aspiration, you are standing in our way!"
Speaking till here, the ground suddenly turned loose and brittle beneath his feet . His feet immediately stomped in, as rocks sprayed up till his feet was knee deep into the ground .
Then, he roared with agitation .
"Therefore, please, die peacefully today!!"
Zi took a deep breath . In this airtight bur rather airy space, her breath sounded as though a certain unrivaled colossus was breathing; seemingly suck all the air from this space!
A barely audible dignified roar suddenly shook the place .
An unfathomable grandeur streamed out from Zi's body as she shut her eyes and opened it .
A golden vertical pupil emerged and unleashed pulses of chill down one's soul .
A thick golden shade covered the remaining three rhombus mana crystal revolving around Zi .
Passionless Dragonforce Bloodline awakened!
At this moment, only Sable was immensely astounded . He was exceedingly clear that her 'Passionless Dragonforce Bloodline' required over 700 HP and 1000 MP to awaken, and she could only attain such statistics in her optimal state .
Furthermore, she clearly experienced a series of battle . According to her former level, she probably lost over 30% of her Hp and 40% of her MP so far . . . . . in spite of that, she didn't consume any medicine but succeeded in transforming .
Without a doubt, it meant that within this short duration, her MP and HP value and skyrocketed immensely!
Upon thinking of that, Sable didn't sound out but staggered back consecutively . The crowd disdained him and thus, he didn't attract any attention .
To Sable, he was already contemplating the possibility of Zeus failing, and thereby using him as a scapegoat for this defeat .