Published at 25th of November 2020 10:18:31 AM
The Great Mage Returns after 4000 Years – Chapter 131 – Family Extermination (7)
Editors: Ana_Banana, Yahiko
Sheryl looked at Frey in shock .
In truth, anyone would have the same expression if they understood what he had just done .
‘Amazing . ’
Frey had just covered the entire Blake property with the magic circle for dimensional movement .
It was unbelievable .
The size of his magic circle was hundreds of times larger than the one she’d been creating . Naturally, this meant that the mana required to activate it was tens of times higher and that the entire magic circle would have had to be redesigned .
Thanks to that, the dimensional movement spell had reached a level that made it comparable to a great spell .
And after realising that, it became even harder for her to guess just how much mana Frey had .
But there was something that was even more amazing .
‘The dimensional movement magic circle is covering the entire property, but it’s only targeting Apep . ’
It wasn’t possible for Frey to accomplish such a feat if he only had an enormous amount of mana but no knowledge .
Magic computational power .
Sheryl was certain that the calculations Frey had done to create that magic circle would not have been possible even if dozens of 7 star Wizards worked together .
In fact, it was more likely that they would melt their brains if they attempted it .
Yet, he’d done it alone .
Frey suddenly started bleeding from his eyes, nose and mouth at the same time .
As Sheryl rushed over to assist him, Frey simply waved his hand, signifying he was fine .
This didn’t mean he was in good shape . In fact, he was so dizzy that he couldn’t even stand properly .
‘I used a stupid method . ’
He had been too hurried in using his mana, which even he didn’t know the limit of .
Frey wanted to rest, but he couldn’t . The fight wasn’t over yet .
He looked up to the sky .
Heinz and Leita were exchanging moves, and when he narrowed his eyes, he was able to get a rough understanding of the situation .
Leita used divine power of wind, and a strong gale rampaged around her . Surprisingly, Heinz had the same power as her .
That might be the reason why he was in an iffy situation right now .
‘The difference in power is too great . ’
Heinz could be said to have a backwards compatibility with Leita . Since they used the same power, it was hard for him to outwit her .
If it had not been for the fact that he was occasionally mixing spells into his attacks, he would have already been overpowered long ago .
No . Perhaps the reason he could last that long was because Leita was also paying attention to the situation while fighting against him .
Frey then looked at the sky, dumbfounded . The sky was steadily brightening… they didn’t have much time left .
“Sheryl, you have to help Heinz kill Leita . Before the other Demigods get here . ”
“Is it possible? Her strength isn’t simple . ”
“I know, but you have to do it anyway . “
It was suicide to try to fight two Demigods in his current state, but that didn’t mean they had to retreat right away .
They would have to at least kill Leita to make it worth all the trouble .
Most importantly, just because they wanted to retreat didn’t mean that Leita would let them go .
Frey took a deep breath .
‘My mana is low and my mental power is almost completely exhausted . ’
His head was still swinging a bit because of the extensive calculations he had just done .
It was hard for him to use his physical strength if his mental power was exhausted .
Nevertheless, he had to continue .
Frey flew up into the night sky, and Sheryl followed suit .
Leita stopped attacking . Instead, she stared at Frey who had come to stop beside Heinz .
Why was this man standing here?
“…where is Mr . Apep?”
“I killed him . ”
“Don’t be ridiculous . ”
“Check for yourself . ”
Leita turned her gaze to the ground . However, the Demigod with the power of darkness was nowhere to be seen .
Her expression hardened .
“What on earth did you do?”
“I fought him, and I won . And now, it’s your turn . ”
The winds around Leita began blowing fiercely .
If they relaxed for even a moment, their entire bodies would be sucked into the whirlwind and torn to pieces .
Heinz created a wall of wind in front of them while saying .
“My mother is much stronger than I expected . ”
“Right, she is . ”
Leita was much stronger than any Apostle Frey had encountered so far . Of course, she was still nothing when compared to the Demigods .
If Frey had been in his peak condition, it would have been no problem for him to deal with her alone . But for the worn-out Frey, she might be an even more difficult opponent than Apep .
“I can use one more 8 star spell . ”
“Do you think that would be enough to end it?”
“I don’t know . But do we have a choice but to try it?”
“…true . ”
Heinz nodded .
“The chanting will take a minute . ”
With the current amount of mana he had left, Frey could not use chantless magic .
The stronger the spell, the more accurate and meticulous the chanting had to be to cast it . To cast it without the chant would require many times the regular amount of mana needed to cast the spell .
Nodding at Frey’s words, Sheryl said .
“Heinz and I will buy you time . ”
“Thanks . ”
Frey immediately closed his eyes and began chanting while Heinz and Sheryl faced off against Leita .
The fierce winds were becoming stronger and stronger .
“I’m curious as to what kind of relationship Rounder Sheryl has with Frey . ”
“I think this is a bad time to ask such a question, Honor Heinz . ”
“It seems like a long story . ”
Sheryl chuckled at those words .
“Well . Don’t be impatient . If we survive, you’ll find out sooner or later . After all, we’re in the same boat . ”
“Do you intend to leave the Phisfounder Armlets?”
“If he wants me to . ”
Heinz fell silent .
This was because Sheryl was one of the oldest members of the Phisfounder Armlets . Even if she preferred to wander the continent instead of doing any work in the circle, that fact didn’t change .
He found it hard to believe she would leave the circle immediately at a single request from Frey .
Who was Frey exactly?
The gale intensified .
Just as Leita’s fingers were about to move, her eyes met Sheryl’s .
Then, she suddenly frowned as she felt a sharp pain in her head .
“Psychic domination… you have a very troublesome power, vampire . ”
“Hmph . ”
Sheryl snorted briefly, but she wasn’t relaxed either .
The minds of Apostles were already deeply connected to their Demigods . Therefore, it was impossible to take control of them .
It was possible to break their concentrations, but she couldn’t go in for the kill .
‘It’s fine . ’
Her goal wasn’t to kill Leita, it was simply to buy time .
Thanks to this, she was able to realise that the power of the gale was much greater than she expected .
Sheryl created shields from her bats, and Heinz tried to offset the power of Leita’s attack with his own wind power .
Leita turned to look at Frey, who was standing behind them .
“It seems like Frey is preparing to do something, so you guys are trying to buy time for him . ”
She smiled coldly .
“I can’t let that happen . ”
Leita’s figure suddenly disappeared .
Heinz and Sheryl hurriedly tried to follow her movement, but they couldn’t find her anywhere .
Then they heard Frey grunt from behind them .
Before they knew it, Leita had appeared behind Frey with her fingers stretching forward .
Frey hurriedly leaned to the side .
He was capable of triple casting, so he could use Blink, but at that moment, he was focused completely on casting the spell, so he couldn’t .
In addition, he was already using flight magic .
Despite his dodging, something invisible still brushed past his chin .
‘Was that extremely compressed air?’
It was highly destructive . In addition, it was obscenely sharp .
Because of its blade-like shape, if the attack had connected, not only would it have easily pierced his body, his flesh would have been severely mutilated as if he had been stabbed by a blade with a jagged edge .
‘If even one attack lands, it would be near-fatal . ’
Leita’s attack had been simple but also tricky .
Moreover, she had moved at a speed that surpassed their imaginations . Not just Heinz and Sheryl – even Frey had lost track of her for a moment .
Sheryl hurriedly went to his side .
Heinz looked around .
“We don’t know where her attacks will come from next, so it would be better to protect you from the side than from a distance . ”
“I agree . ”
Meanwhile, Leita had disappeared once again .
Heinz then muttered in a low voice .
“She isn’t moving at a speed that exceeds our perception . Instead, she’s hiding in the wind . ”
“Hiding in the wind?”
Sheryl couldn’t help but frown at the almost unbelievable statement .
“Anyway, all that is important is that she isn’t moving at an imperceptible speed . ”
“Right . While it’s still tricky to deal with… at least we know what we’re dealing with . ”
At that moment, Heinz clenched his fist .
Without warning, a blizzard erupted from his body .
Sheryl couldn’t help but shiver at the sudden cold .
No, she couldn’t feel any mana . There had also been no signs of chanting or casting .
Above all, the power that was currently erupting from Heinz’s body was not mana . It was divine power .
The raging blizzard spread out in an instant, exposing Leita’s position .
She had been hiding nearby, and when the snow surrounded her, the empty space revealed where she was lurking .
Leita reappeared .
She was glaring fiercely while being bombarded by the snow and heavy winds . Then, with an angry voice, she said .
“Heinz! Are you really going to use the power of ice here?!”
“Didn’t you give me this power so that I’d use it?”
Heinz Blake .
He was an incredible sample created after countless experiments . He was the only one who had been able to use two powers .
Her owner, Leyrin, was greatly pleased by this discovery . If she continued to study Heinz, she might be able to recreate such results in not only creatures but even in the Apostles .
For this reason, Leita adored Heinz very much . Much more than her eldest son, Mischael, or even her husband, Isaka .
And now, this Heinz, whom she so dearly loved, was baring his fangs at her .
Now that it had come to this, Leita no longer intended to hold back .
Just as Leita was about to unleash her full power .
She suddenly felt a chill in her chest .
This wasn’t from Heinz’s blizzard . It was a different type of cold .
But what exactly was this chill?
Leita suddenly vomited a mouthful of blood before looking down at her chest .
Blood gradually spread on her clothes .
She lifted her head heavily and stared at Frey . Smoke was slowly rising from his finger tip .
“This… what is this spell…?”
Frey wiped the blood from his lips before saying .
“I haven’t named it yet . ”
“…you… created it?”
He didn’t answer .
It wasn’t grand enough that he would say he created it, but Leita couldn’t hide her astonishment as she interpreted his silence differently .
“…ha . Impo… ssible . ”
It was a bit shabby for her last words . Especially when considering that they were the last words of the Blake family .
Leita’s body collapsed backward, falling to the ground .
Frey breathed a sigh of relief .
They were lucky .
The spell he’d used was just a modification of the Magic Arrow spell, so to speak .
The power and speed were hundreds of times greater than a Magic Arrow, but the concept was the same .
What was different was that unlike normal Magic Arrows, its appearance didn’t stand out .
“I-, is it over?”
He nodded at Sheryl’s words, causing her to sigh in relief .
Heinz was looking at his mother’s cooling body with a bitter expression on his face .
However, this wasn’t the time for sentimentalism .
He hurriedly spoke to Frey and Sheryl, who had returned to her senses .
“Ah . This isn’t the time for this . We have to leave this place quickly . The Demigods will…”
“…no . ”
Frey shook his head while looking off into the distance .
“I’m sorry . I took too long . ”
A light could be seen coming from the east .
Sheryl’s expression hardened .
Dawn had come .
Suddenly, a pressure descended upon them . They couldn’t even lift a finger .
A man and a woman were standing in the sky . Their appearances were different but also similar in that they both had exceptionally cold expressions .
They didn’t need to guess their identities .
The Demigods that Leita had called as reinforcements had finally arrived at the Blake family residence .
The man then spoke in a cold voice .
“I don’t see Apep . ”
“I don’t think these bugs could’ve done anything to him . ”
“Hmph… we can just find out by asking them . It wouldn’t be difficult to find out what happened here . ”
The Demigods slowly descended to the ground .
Frey fiddled with the Great Sage’s Staff in his hand .
If he used the Warp spell that was stored there, he would be able to escape without any problem .
He’d need some time . It would take less time than it took to blink, but his opponents were Demigods . If he moved hastily, they might attack immediately .
‘I need to think . ’
What should he do? Should he pretend to have a conversation? Should he pretend to be ignorant? Should he force a pause by mentioning Apep?
All those options were gambles .
In the meantime, the Demigods had walked closer to them .
Just as Frey grit his teeth and decided to open his mouth .
The space behind them split without any warning .
Sheryl looked back in confusion .
This was a sign that a Warp spell was being used .
A group of people walked out from the rift in space .
Sheryl gulped subconsciously .
They were all beings of different shapes and sizes, but the one at the front was particularly gruesome .
It was a Lich who exuded a bloody red aura .
However, Sheryl had never seen one who had such powerful, eerie energy . Her body had become so filled with fear that it completely erased the image of Liches that she’d had before .
“There were… more?”
Despair filled Heinz’s face .
They were completely surrounded . There was absolutely no way they could escape now .
But the Demigods looked at the group of people with strange expressions .
“Who are you?”
[Paragon . ]
The Lich slowly opened its mouth and spoke .
When he heard those words, Frey realised that the gamble he’d taken three days ago had paid off .
[…We came here at Cairo’s request, Frey Blake . ]
Frey’s request for reinforcements had been accepted by none other than Cairo Wilsemann, the Eleventh Tower Master .