Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 575
Xiao Lin used his right hand to grab his left arm, and started to use some force. After that, he activated his Miracle state, throwing all his attributes into strange. The force in his hand was stronger and stronger, but he still could not feel any pain, yet his arm had already started to distort in shape.
Xiao Lin’s heart was a bit hesitant, but he quickly increased his strength. After that, he heard a pop, and the next moment, an intense pain spread throughout his body. He subtly cried out, and everything in front of him turned dark as he collapsed.
After an unknown length of time, Xiao Lin started to wake up from his daze. He was still in the same forest, and the dimly lit sky caused the forest to be even darker. The surrounding wind was intense, and the howling did not stop. Xiao Lin forced himself to stand up. Feeling the pain in his left arm, he knew that he was back from being hypnotized. He quickly closed his eyes to use his perception, and his face quickly turned strange.
The forest was finally back to being full of life, indicating that he had woken up from the hypnosis caused by the sky fish. However, what chilled his heart was that, surrounding him, in the darkness he could not see through, there were way too many lifeforms hidden inside!
Xiao Lin did not immediately undo his Miracle state. His heart was already on alert. He had just stood up when he heard a low growl from the darkness on his right. Seemingly at the same time, a gigantic shadow lunged at him.
That abrupt sense of danger caused Xiao Lin to not hesitate to activate Ruin. He launched his fist right at the shadow, and the heavy blow sent the shadow right to the floor. Ruin state’s power had been enough to kill it in one shot, but Xiao Lin’s fist was also full of blood, it was like he had slammed his fist into steel.
Xiao Lin launched two flame fingers with his left hand, lighting up a tree nearby, using the flames to disperse the darkness. There was movement in the darkness, and Xiao Lin could make out a few red or green pairs of eyes. Xiao Lin looked on alert as he knelt down to inspect the beast he had hit.
A Steel-tooth Tiger; they looked like the tigers on Earth, but they had very long and sharp parts in their teeth. It looked like a steel sword, and had the destructive ability of a Black-iron rank attack.
Xiao Lin quickly recalled his biology lessons; the creatures were very fierce hunters. Xiao Lin looked at the wound on his hand and smiled bitterly. In his hurry, he had slammed his fist into the steel teeth before hitting the Steel-tooth tiger’s face. However, it did not matter, flesh wounds like that could be recovered quickly thanks to his dragon’s blood.
Xiao Lin looked at the snapped tooth on the ground. After picking up the tooth, he appraised it in his hand, it was quite heavy, and it felt quite alright in his hands, so Xiao Lin decided to use it as a weapon.
The dark forest had been lit up by the fires, but it did not chase away the greedy hunters. The attack by the Steel-tooth tiger had served as a signal, and even more beasts started to lunge out, rushing toward their prey.
There was a white-spotted spider, named so for their large and disgusting white spot on their back. The spiders in this world were many times larger than on Earth. The primary way it attacked was by spitting venom; its venom was enough to dissolve any living organism, so its attack power was very strong.
Seeing the gigantic spider rushing over, Xiao Lin’s heart chilled. He was quite good at biology — of course it was thanks to the increased memory from his Academic Genius Skill. The introductions to Planet Norma’s animals flashed through his mind, and Xiao Lin decided that he could not give that thing the chance to spit its venom. Wounds could be healed, but it was very troublesome if it had venom.
Rocketing forward, Xiao Lin spun as he kicked the white-spotted spider to the floor. Before it could turn around, the steel tooth in Xiao Lin’s hand had already pieced down on its soft torso. The power of his Ruin state had easily pierced a hole through the spider’s heart, and it quickly stopped moving after struggling for a moment.
Xiao Lin turned around and looked at the other beast and monsters that were rushing over from not too far away. He jumped, and suddenly gripped his steel tooth tightly as he slashed downward. The spider’s entire torso was split open as the sticky blood splashed on his body. There was even a stinky smell to it, almost making Xiao Lin vomit, but Xiao Lin clenched his teeth, holding back his disgust as he reached around the organs in the belly, pulling out a sac that was dripping with blood.
Even if it was disgusting, Xiao Lin remembered the teacher emphasizing in cla.s.s that, even if the spider was very poisonous, the poison sac in its body was a very strong natural antidote; it was especially effective against other spider venom.
No one knew if he would be meeting other poisonous beasts, so having an antidote handy was a good idea. Xiao Lin started to understand why the academy had not allowed them to bring any equipment or tools inside; it was possible that the examination was to test their usage of the knowledge they gained in cla.s.s.
After killing three white-spotted spiders, Xiao Lin furrowed his eyebrows; the amount of beasts around him was quite terrifying. By his vague estimation, there were close to a hundred of them. No one knew why they gathered there, and he had been attacked immediately after he woke up from hypnosis.
The only possible explanation was that the power of the sky fish still remained on his left arm, and that caused the beasts to fear him. After all, no matter how weak the sky fish was, a high-ranked beast like that would carry its own level of threat. The other beasts probably did not dare to touch prey that had already been marked, but when Xiao Lin woke up from his hypnosis, it meant he had cleared off the smell of the sky fish on him, which meant the beasts no longer needed to care.
He needed to leave immediately!
Because he did not see anyone else, Xiao Lin was a little worried, and his Ruin state was not good for long battles. He threw out a few fireb.a.l.l.s; under his Ruin state even Black-iron ranked spells had immense destructive power. Not far away, he heard cries of agony; a few beasts had been burnt alive immediately. The continuous magical onslaught caused them to be surrounded by flames, and a lot of the lower-ranked beasts immediately escaped slyly.
Flames were the best way to chase beasts away, but not all of them were afraid of fire. In the flames, Xiao Lin noticed a large figure rapidly approaching. When it ran through the sea of flames, Xiao Lin’s eyebrows furrowed.
It was a humanoid beast that was over two meters tall; it had strong-looking legs and a pair of strong arms; its entire body was surrounded by plates, and it seemed even larger within the fires.
Xiao Lin smiled bitterly; it was called a Fire-eater. The lecturers had repeatedly warned against using any fire spells on the wild beast because, just like their names suggested, they naturally ate flames. Flames could cause their Black-iron ranked abilities to suddenly jump close to Bronze rank.