Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 338: Mysterious Lady (1)
The cries pierced their ears, like nails scratching a chalkboard. Anyone who heard it shuddered and clenched their teeth. Xiao Lin and Lilith hurriedly put their hands over their ears, but it was not enough to stop the cries.
Thankfully the cry was very short, lasting only a few seconds before ending. Xiao Lin and Lilith felt like the energy had been drained out of them, and their heads were covered in sweat. They were quite well off compared to Qwei and Ibeiya; the two had collapsed unconscious on the ground. Xiao Lin hurried over to check their breathing, sighing in relief as he found that they had just fainted.
“It’s probably a spirit howl.” Lilith had a dark look on her face. “I’ve heard of this spell; it’s a staple for spirits. It can cause very severe mental damage to those with insufficient will.”
Xiao Lin and Lilith might have looked like they were not that affected, but their strength had drastically depleted as well to below half.
The night returned to silence, but there was no movement within the village at all. The entire village had probably gotten affected by the howl. They were either dead or unconscious.
“What level of a spell is spirit howl?” Xiao Lin asked.
Xiao Lin’s expression got much heavier. He had some doubts in his mind. That level of an opponent was not something he could handle, even if he had an SS-rank talent. Gold rank opponents could kill him easily.
Lilith suddenly tugged at his shirt as he was deep in thought. Xiao Lin had thought that the battle maniac was prepared to press on, but he noticed a strange look on her face. He followed her gaze toward the lake. In the middle of the lake, the moonlight was vibrant as always, but under the moonlight stood a woman in a white dress.
No, she was not standing, but rather floating. The woman’s legs were only a millimeter away from the surface of the lake, but they never ever touched the water. She was a very beautiful woman, with a pure white dress. Her hair flew wildly with the wind, and her beautiful face looked pure and untainted under the moonlight.
If not for the spirit howl earlier, Xiao Lin believed that he would probably have been captivated by her beauty, but he was even more on the alert now. Xiao Lin and Lilith exchanged a gaze, their mutual doubt and confusion clear.
A spirit woman floating on Silverlight Lake. Thinking about the legends, it was obvious that she was the woman that died during ancient times. Xiao Lin did not know the name of the woman; Ibeiya had told them her name had long since been lost as time pa.s.sed.
“Is that her?” Lilith asked.
“I’m more interested in whether or not she’s an enemy.”
Xiao Lin smiled bitterly. Lilith and himself were still on full alert, but the earlier spirit howl was still affecting them, and that spirit was quite possibly much more powerful than them.
Thankfully, no fight occurred. The woman’s expression was very calm. After circling around, her gaze fell upon Xiao Lin and Lilith and she suddenly moved. Her bare, white feet walked on the air extremely quickly. Before they could even react, she was already in front of them.
Xiao Lin felt that the surrounding temperature had dropped drastically, as if he had been thrown into ice water. The woman looked between him and Lilith before fixing her gaze on him. She bent a little, getting closer to Xiao Lin.
As the woman observed him, Xiao Lin felt like his blood was freezing over. He looked right as the mythical mysterious woman before looking back down in shock.
The woman was extremely beautiful, but her appearance was quite special. Her eyes were a strange silver color, and based on Xiao Lin’s knowledge from his cla.s.ses, there had never been a race with eyes of that color in the history of Planet Norma.
Next to her temples, there were two thin lines of different colors. Xiao Lin had thought it was some form of makeup, but upon closer inspection the lines seemed to be a part of her flesh, completely merged into her skin.
The strangest thing was her forehead. When the wind softly blew her hair up, it would reveal a strange, bulging object that moved. Xiao Lin observed for a moment, before realizing something and retreating two steps in shock.
It was an eye. There was a third eye on her forehead, but the eye was shut tight.
The atmosphere suddenly turned tense. Xiao Lin and Liltih did not say anything. Lilith already had her battle scythe held tightly in hand, but she did not make any moves. It was contrary to her usual style, Lilith was someone who did not care how strong her opponents were.
Xiao Lin felt that it was strange, and he was shocked when he noticed that Lilith was firmly stuck there. She seemed to be trying to move, but powerless to do so, so it was not that she was afraid of fighting, her movements had just been completely frozen. This entire time, Xiao Lin had not seen or felt any spellcasting or attacks from the woman in front of him!
Following a miserable sigh, a sad look appeared on that woman’s stony face. She muttered a few words that were understood by Xiao Lin. “You’re not him.”
Those words were spoken in Ancient Normese. That long lost language had actually been uttered by the woman, and the p.r.o.nunciation was extremely clear, indicating that the woman was very proficient in it.
Xiao Lin’s mind was full of questions, but he noticed the woman’s sad expression had returned to her stony look. She floated in the air, closing the distance with Xiao Lin as she looked at him. Xiao Lin felt extremely uncomfortable under her gaze, because she looked like a human about to step on an ant. Cold, uncaring, and disdainful.
Xiao Lin felt a sense of danger, and quickly tried to use whatever Ancient Normese he could muster up to say, “Who is he? Who are you? How do you know I’m not him?”
The woman suddenly stopped, looking curiously at Xiao Lin as a mocking look appeared on her fac. She once again said in Ancient Normese, “I can’t believe someone still speaks this language, but do you even have the right to talk to me?”