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Published at 30th of June 2019 07:57:55 PM
Chapter 269

Good, it’s coming!

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Nancy was not surprised to see this golden beam . Instead, she was happy . Before, she was very hesitant because Lize didn’t seem to make any movements . It meant that she could also make a movement at any time, and this would be deadly for mercenary like Nancy . Not to mention, her abnormality was also related to Lize . Nancy heightened her vigilance, afraid that she might fell into the same trap when she attacked again . However, since Lize had made her move now, then it meant she had nothing hidden under her sleeve . So, facing the golden beam, Nancy still rushed forward toward Lize .

It had to be said that Nancy’s skill was really good . She moved up and down to avoid the golden beam and quickly shortened the distance between them . Seeing Nancy, who was going to overturn the situation, the mercenaries around them also began to cheer loudly . As a mercenary, they certainly understood the situation that was happening now . Lize was currently releasing the spell and definitely wouldn’t be able to dodge . If her spell was interrupted, it would also affect her severely . They loudly applauded because they didn’t expect that Nancy would be able to improvise and dodge the golden beam to grasp this opportunity . Even though these people didn’t really support Nancy, but the way Lize fought was really too weird, so the vast majority of people did not understand what was going on . There were a few people who could somewhat guess what was happening, but they also hoped to see more . After all, it was their first time seeing a Cleric fight .

Got it!

Under the cheering crowds, Nancy had reached the effective range to launch an attack . Her heart felt at joy, and at the same time she waved the shining silver lance in her hand once again . She was no longer dodging; instead, she thrust her spear forward . Obviously, she was aiming for an-eye-for-an-eye attack . At this point, Rhode also noticed that Lize’s left hand suddenly moved .

A dark mist wrapped around Nancy’s body and instantly disappeared .

Nancy’s body suddenly staggered . She felt that she had completely lost her strength and her body felt weak . However, she had no time to think about what was going on . She was startled and subconsciously looked up, only to see the golden light shining in the sky .

In the next moment, Nancy’s figure was completely enveloped in it .


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A dull crashing sound broke out . It wasn’t loud, but it could clearly be heard . Because at the moment Nancy was hit, those mercenaries who were cheering around her stopped moving like an idiot and blankly stared at the ring .

The smoke dispersed and finally, they could see what happened in the ring . Nancy was unconscious . Soon, the referee from the Mercenary Association came over to confirm the situation . After making sure that Nancy had really fainted, they immediately announced Lize’s victory . However, the sound of applause wasn’t as loud as Marlene’s battle . Although many ordinary people were still cheering loudly, the mercenaries fell into a dead silence .

At the moment, these mercenaries were helplessly watching Lize, who was standing in the ring . They were feeling complicated and didn’t know what to say . Everyone there was a mercenary who risked their lives to fight everyday . That was why they could somewhat understand what was happening . However, they were confused . In their opinion, Marlene’s victory was something inevitable since she was a mage and a noble Middle Circle mage on top of it . Her identity was enough to suppress all of them; that’s why they could easily accept the loss .

However, Lize was a Cleric . Although Clerics held a very important job in mercenary groups, they had no combat ability . Seeing that Lize was actually able to defeat a mercenary group’s elite easily without attacking, all of them had fallen into disbelief because they just couldn’t figure out how she did it .

People would always be afraid of the unknown . Clerics were a non-combat class, so people didn’t really have a deep understanding of it . Now, they finally found out that Lize was actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing . They suddenly panicked and didn’t know what to do .

However, they didn’t show it . On the other hand, the elite mercenaries who were on the other side of the ring didn’t panic, but felt afraid . Unlike from those who sat around the stage to watch the excitement, they had to go into the ring and continue to fight! Originally, they already found it strange for a Cleric to fight . In addition, Nancy’s defeat also made them feel at a loss . As the first one who fought, Nancy already showed them just how embarrassing it was to lose in the hands of a Cleric . This was the reason why they were afraid of going into the ring .

It was understandable if Nancy lost after putting up a fight and the result showed that her strength was inferior to the other party’s . But in fact, Nancy’s performance was just like a that of a clown’s . She was mocked until the end, and even if she didn’t lose her consciousness, she would probably want to kill herself . Fortunately, Nancy was able to avoid this humiliation temporarily . However, it didn’t mean that other people could do the same .

Who was next?

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They were looking at each other . None of them wanted to disgrace themselves . If this situation happened to other people, they might only think of it as a joke . But since it actually happened to themselves, it could be worse than death .

It seemed like Lize had achieved a complete mastery in controlling her spirit power .

Rhode didn’t bother about what happened in the ring . After Lize released her last blow, he immediately felt relieved . Rhode could be sure that the next four people were certainly not her match .

Many people didn’t know that a Cleric actually could release two skills at the same time .

Unlike Mages, a Cleric’s skill didn’t require chanting . It could be released and canceled spontaneously, but the spontaneous skills could only be used for buffing and cursing . As for attacking, Clerics needed a longer chanting time than Mages did . For example, the Light Arrows that Lize released were equal to a Mage’s Magic Missile . However, the chanting time she needed was longer than the Mage’s Magic Missile, which was why Nancy didn’t notice it . But Rhode was clear about it . In fact, when Lize and Nancy began to speak, Lize had condensed her strength in her hand and was ready to release the Light Arrow . This was why when Nancy thrusted forward, she couldn’t dodge . She had to take Nancy’s attack because she could not give up the attack that she had already prepared . So Lize decisively chose to take the blow and then launch a counterattack .

But after the attack, Lize’s left hand was idle .

Nobody noticed that .

This was not surprising . Because Clerics were also a caster class just like Mages, people usually mistook a Mage’s skill as a Cleric’s skill . Although Marlene’s magic looked flashy, she actually had to release the skills one by one . A Mage had to prepare almost every spell in advance, either by chanting, runes, or gestures . Even though Marlene could shorten the necessary time because she had the talent, time was still necessary .

Clerics didn’t have this kind of problem . The way they casted their magic was either instantaneous or very slow . It took them a long time to prepare for attacking skills, but they could release buffing and cursing skills in just a moment’s time . So in theory, as long as their hand was idle, a cleric was able to release two spells at the same time .

That was why Nancy’s defeat was inevitable . She had just dodged the Light Arrow, not realizing that Lize had also cast a weakening curse . She thought that it was impossible for Lize to release another spell since Lize was still casting, so she didn’t have any precautions . It was very unlucky for her .

However, although Clerics had this kind of advantage, not everyone could do this because one had to be very meticulous to be able to do it . They needed to remember what spell to release and when to release it . Originally, the ‘treating foes as friends’ combat method already had a high requirement towards time mastery . But she was actually able to cast two spells at the same time while doing that . It was just like someone who was driving on the highway while sewing . Naturally, not everyone could do that .

Even players who were able to release two spells at the same time were already considered a top expert . They would be one of the top 50 players in the Dragon Soul Continent .

Rhode knew that Lize was very good at controlling her power, but it was still a surprise to him . But after a while, he calmed down since it really wasn’t much of a shock .

On the other hand, the elites in the second team were unable to be as calm as Rhode . The bizarre combat method that Lize used was enough to make them shudder . After Nancy had lost, it was their turn to go to the ring . But who was going? Nobody wanted to be a laughingstock .

“I forfeit . ”

Soon, a swordsman chose to give up . Between pride and benefit, he chose the former . If he lost, he needed to give away a piece of equipment . But it would be the guild’s equipment, not his own, so he didn’t really need to feel distressed . To the contrary, if he lost, he wouldn’t only lose his pride, but also the entire mercenary group’s pride . Just look at the face of the leader of Nancy’s mercenary group now . It was extremely sullen .

That swordsman also seemed like a carefree person . After he forfeited, he immediately left . Now, only three people were left, and their faces were gloomy and they had no other choice . At first, they actually also wanted to forfeit, but someone had said it first . What should they do then?

The three of them hoped that their leaders would give them a signal or something so they wouldn’t have to embarrass themselves . However, their expectations soom turned into disappointment . After Nancy left the stage, the urging sounds from the spectators also got louder . Hearing it, the leaders kept their mouth shut and didn’t even glanced down .

It was obvious that they had to deal with it on their own .

“I’ll go . ”

Seeing that the situation couldn’t be avoided, a Ranger helplessly sighed . Then, he put down the machete around his waist and reached to pick up the longbow behind him . He walked towards the ring with his head up, but looking at his appearance, it did not seem like he was going to fight . Instead, he looked as if he was going to be executed and die heroically…

Behind him, the remaining two stared at him silently . Though they did not speak, their innermost thoughts were clearly revealed .

Brother, have a pleasant journey…

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