If Rhode were a large wheel that braved the waves, Canary would be the elegant elf who flew along with the wind with her long mage robe . She appeared behind the lion-headed devils gracefully, the sword coalesced from flames piercing toward the lion-headed devil . The lion-headed devil turned around as soon as it realized the danger, deflecting the blade with its dagger . The smile on Canary’s face remained unchanged . She swiftly drew a circle with the sword, which sucked in the dagger like a magnet, forcefully changing its trajectory . Then, her sword suddenly transformed into a lightning bolt that struck at the devil .
But contrary to her movements, the powerful gust of wind that erupted from the blade sucked in everything in its path . The lion-headed devil couldn’t resist the powerful force and lost its balance . At the same time, the mysterious wind suddenly vanished, while Canary increased her speed and punctured the scarlet blade into the lion-headed devil’s throat . But…
She failed to penetrate the throat . Instead, the loud sound of friction rasped and sparks scattered . The scarlet blade in her hand was deflected . The lion-headed devil let out a wry laughter, extending its claws forward to shred the human into bits .
Canary didn’t flee in a panic . Instead after, realizing that her attack failed to deal the lethal blow, she charged into the embrace of the lion-headed devil in a green airstream . Then, she extended her left hand and clenched the air . All of a sudden, powerful gusts of wind erupted, blasting the lion-headed devil away .
The powerful airflow threw the defenseless lion-headed devil away, crashing to the wall . Meanwhile, the metal guards were thankful to have this prey falling into their territory . They released dazzling light beams at the pathetic lion-headed devil, but the lion-headed devil snarled and dodged the attack nimbly . At the same time, another red brilliance shone in its face and penetrated its right eye .
The tremendous pain left the lion-headed devil screeching in agony . It extended its claws, slashing at the human in vain . Suddenly, its entire world was smeared in red as an unprecedented heat and violent storm erupted in its skull, blasting its brain into rotten chunks of flesh .
“Oh, my goodness…”
Richard gaped . He didn’t even know what he was muttering under his breath . He knew that Canary’s spell casting abilities were formidable after personally witnessing her strength in the Enchanted Forest when she dealt with the elf hunters . Not only could she manipulate others’ magical powers, but she could also turn them into hers . But now, looking at her shifting her positions agilely among the devils, Richard was completely speechless . He had never expected that a mage could attain such a high level of mastery and skill in swordsmanship . Canary’s every move had a hint of the uniqueness in spell casting . It could also be said that she had perfectly blended the casting of spells and swordsmanship altogether . Although many mages also learned close-combat skills in the Mage Tower, the reason behind that was to make up for their shortcoming of being unable to battle in close encounters . They had never thought that a mage would look so confident and graceful in close-combat battles! The apprentices felt as though a new window of hope had opened in their hearts . If they could survive and return home in one piece, they would surely want to pick up some swordsmanship .
Four lion-headed devils remained after Rhode and Canary took out two of them . The lion-headed devils also seemed to realize that these opponents weren’t easy to deal with and started defending themselves instead of attacking, coordinating with the other devils and six-armed snake devils to stop their advance .
But this still wasn’t enough to stop Rhode and Canary .
“Canary . ”
“Got it . ”
Canary quickly retreated from her battle against a lion-headed devil . She threw and punctured the flame sword into the ground and began drawing bewildering patterns in midair with both hands . Everything took less than five seconds . The flame sword that she threw aside landed around the devils ‘coincidentally’ . She extended her arm forward . Boom! The flame sword exploded instantly at her command .
The scorching heat wave and blaze expanded in an enormous ring of fire . If they were ordinary flames, the devils wouldn’t have any reactions since the purgatory, where they came from, was covered in a sea of flames . If they didn’t have any resistance to fire, they weren’t even fit to call themselves ‘devils’ . On the contrary, the flames might even increase their strength .
But Canary’s flames were extraordinary . As a master of the wind and fire elements, the flames she grasped were the purest in their form and not what the devils could withstand . As the ring of fire proliferated, the devils with steel-like bodies screeched in agony and melted due to the immense heat . At the same time, a cloud of flames appeared above the middle of the ring, shrouding the remaining lion-headed devils and miscellaneous devils .
The lion-headed devils instinctively sensed danger . The instant they were enfolded in the fire clouds, they tried to escape outside of the ring of fire . But what they didn’t realize was that Canary was already standing outside the perimeter with her arms down . Suddenly, glowing green runes appeared over the location where her flame sword had struck . Then, powerful gusts of wind pinned the lion-headed devils to the ground . This instantly raised fear in their minds . But it was all too late .
Three illusory figures appeared around the lion-headed devils . Slaughter slashed through their bodies ruthlessly, while Celestina brandished her chain sword like a deadly viper, bounding one of them who had slipped through the net . In the blink of an eye, the pitch-black flames on her blade burned the devils into nothingness .
When the flames dissipated, the lion-headed devils were nowhere to be seen anymore .
Gabe froze to the spot . He knew that these people were powerful and had been certain that their strength would be weakened by the aura of purgatory . But it didn’t seem like it affected them at all . The lion-headed devils were Grazite’s direct subjects and definitely stronger than the Balor Devil, and yet they couldn’t last more than 10 minutes against these three .
If this continues…
Before Gabe came up with a solution, his master seemed to have made his decision . Shortly after, Gabe sensed a burst of energy of the abyss recklessly running into his body and tearing his soul apart . The agony left him trembling in fear because he knew what exactly his master was doing!
“Master!! No…! I beg you… Please don’t do that… I am your most loyal servant!”
Although Gabe pleaded pitifully, his body started changing shape on its own . At this moment, Karin lifted her head and gazed at Gabe .
“Master, we’ve caught him!”
“Great, activate it!”
Rhode commanded, leading Celestina and Canary away . Meanwhile, Karin extended her right hand and pressed the buttons on her hilt .
Along with a spell that was as strange as an electronic sound, the entire teleportation ritual suddenly transformed .
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