Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 686
Chen Dao and An Luo were already fighting the undead army, and both sides were at a deadlock. Under the G.o.d Sealing Array, they could not showcase even half of their skills, and it took quite a lot out of them to use. Even though the restrictions were equal on both sides, the undead army’s unending numbers were the greatest advantage.
Asabanor understood that as well. Even though he did not care about the combat ability of the few of them, he still chose the most reliable method at that moment: using his numbers!
However, compared to An Luo and Chen Dao, Cheng Ming was the one under the most pressure. The so-called strongest magical formation was no joke. Earlier, they did not feel much since they were not moving, but the further he headed toward the center, the more pressure he felt from the energy. It felt like he was continuously increasing the burden on his body.
Cheng Ming’s face was already slowly reddening. As someone who was able to enter the New World and someone whose physical strength was quite exceptional, even amongst the monitors, he had been quite confident in his endurance. However, only ten meters in, he started to understand that he was mistaken.
Even if it had been changed by Asabanor, the G.o.d Sealing Array was still a formation meant to seal G.o.ds. Xiao Lin had seen it once before, so he knew of the power of that formation. However, the others did not have the same experiences as Xiao Lin, and even someone as smart as Gu Xiaoyue seemed to have underestimated the power of the formation.
Cheng Ming’s footsteps had noticeably slowed down. Each step he took came with an unbelievable pressure, and everyone else could see how he was doing.
Gu Xiaoyue was anxious, and Chen Dao and An Luo were shocked. Xiao Lin sighed. They were all intelligent people, and after a brief moment, they quickly understood how much Cheng Ming was taking on.
What shocked them was that Chen Ming had only slowed down for a few dozen seconds before his footsteps slowly started to get firmer, and it even felt like he was constantly speeding up.
“Cheng Ming…” Gu Xiaoyue was speechless. After that, she rapidly turned around, no longer looking at Cheng Ming’s struggling back as she focused on Chen Dao and An Luo. The wand in her hand rapidly danced around again, placing a few support spells on the two of them.
“Our task is protecting Xiao Lin and Cheng Ming!” Gu Xiaoyue regained her composure again.
An Luo and Chen Dao exchanged a glance, feeling as if Gu Xiaoyue had grown up. However, it was not the time to think about that. Xiao Lin was trapped, and Cheng Ming was suffering an immense burden. They naturally had no reason to hold back, and Chen Dao’s fire spells started to get more intense, and An Luo’s arrows became more accurate.
Each of them were working hard in their own way, and Xiao Lin was just as anxious as any of them. However, at that moment, he had become a burden to them, and he did not like that feeling.
It was despicable!
Xiao Lin frantically did everything he could. The feeling was very strange. He could clearly feel the energy constantly coming out of his body, but he had no way of using that power. Anytime he used any force, the power he exerted would be cleanly absorbed by the array beneath his feet.
Only if he used a tremendous amount of energy in a short amount of time, strong enough that the G.o.d Sealing Array could not completely absorb it, could Xiao Lin have the chance to retaliate, even if it was just for a second or two.
His power in his Ruin state was nothing in the G.o.d Sealing Array, and Asabanor had already seen his power under his Ruin state. With how careful that crazed man was, there was no way Asabanor was not prepared for it.
Above Ruin, there was only Myth.
If Ruin was able to increase Xiao Lin’s power by more than ten times, then Myth would at least be fifty times! That power was something that could even defeat the Sea G.o.d Poseidon. Even if it was not Poseidon in his complete state, it was still a terrifying power.
Yet, the side effects of Myth were hard to imagine. Song Junlang’s words still rang in his mind. Power was sacrifice. The greater the power and, the more the power exceeded the limits of one’s body, the greater the damage it would deal to the self. It could even cause irreversible damage, and could even damage the soul.
Even though it was a new power that Xiao Lin had, he had only used it once before. The cost of using it had been a few dozen years of his life span. Even though Song Junlang’s experimental potion had helped Xiao Lin with the side effect, it did not mean Xiao Lin could continue using it.
Song Junlang had always been a carefree person, but a carefree person like that had given Xiao Lin such a strict warning before he left: never to use Myth again, or the consequences would be dire!
Xiao Lin would definitely not doubt the truth behind that warning, and would definitely not think that Song Junlang was deliberately making it more serious than it was. With his understanding of Department Head Song, the fact that Song Junlang had said it so earnestly meant that the severity of the matter was probably worse than what he said.
Myth… To use it or to not use it?
Xiao Lin suddenly smiled lightly. The question played in his mind for a moment, but the answer was actually simple.
He would definitely die if he did not use it, and it would even affect the entire Earth. If he used it, the worst that could happen was death, but he would at least have the chance to save others before he died.
“What?” Asabanor finally frowned in the air. He noticed that Xiao Lin had stopped struggling. In truth, he enjoyed watching others struggle in vain.
Did he finally give up?
Asabanor thought about it, and felt that his plan was definitely perfect, so he shook his head. He had thought that the man he placed some regard to would have brought him even more excitement.
“It’s fine. Continue being that way, and become my stepping stone. At least you have the right for me to remember you. After I revive my country, I might even have someone write a record of you. After all, you have the right as someone who holds the power of laws. You… What have you done?!”
The calm Asabanor finally had a change of expression. His raspy voice suddenly sharpened as he asked loudly, “What did you do?!”
There was only determination left on Xiao Lin’s face. At that moment, be it the blood moon or the power in the G.o.d Sealing Array, they had all started to undergo minor changes.
Activating Myth required a bit of time; he first needed to condense all the power in his body before exploding it outward in a short amount of time.. Yet, as he prepared to start, Xiao Lin was surprised to notice that this time seemed different than the last.