Another World’s Versatile Crafting Master Chapter 198
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The six great mercenary corps were still holding on. From Lin Li’s position, he could clearly see the heavily armored warriors of Silver Storm using their shields to restrain the Salamander’s movements to a limited area. They used their sharp swords to slash it, causing blood to splatter from its body that was covered in flames.
After that, this legendary beast roared, and flailed its tail, which caused a deafening sound to tear through the air. Then, a Fire Storm descended…
Screams were heard incessantly, so much so that even Lin Li who was far away could hear it clearly. The strength of a legendary beast was too terrifying. With just one Fire Storm, several adventurers have been killed almost instantaneously. Yet, the members of the Silver Storm did not retreat even a single step.
… This was because they had no way to retreat
Less than ten meters behind the Silver Storm was the mage’s unit of the six great mercenary corps. Within that area, hundreds of mages were reciting spells hastily, allowing the Fire Storm to land on the Elemental Shield. It appeared that the Elemental Shield’s brilliance started to dim, but not a single one of them dared to stop reciting.
It was because they knew that this recitation would give them another shot at the Salamander. If they were to stop reciting and allow the Salamander to finish off the Silver Storm, then only death would await them.
The Silver Storm closed in even more, and their sharp swords tore open deep wounds on the Salamander. The magicians at the back started to recite their spells even faster.
Something bad is happening… Lin Li could clearly see that the two small eyes of the Salamander started to radiate intense crimson light. The six great mercenary corps were in trouble, for this was the sign that the Salamander was furious. He had come across this legendary beast once; he of course knew how terrifying it was in its fury. If he were to exaggerate a little, it had the force of a cataclysm.
With his current strength, provoking the Salamander would mean death.
… he had the opportunity to use that weakness.
However, such chances were too rare. Even for someone that had hunted a Salamander like Lin Li, he had to admit that a chance occurred less than once within a hundred times. To able to encounter it once was just sheer luck.
“Run!” Lin Li glanced at the battlefield and the salamander, and made his decision without hesitation.
But when he turned around, he heard panting.
Lin Li turned and looked in the direction of the sound. He saw a middle-aged man in his forties carrying his sword while leaning on the rocks and breathing heavily.
The middle-aged man seemed like he had just gone through an intense battle. The leather armor that he was wearing had been drenched in sweat and blood. There was a wound stretching all the way from his waist to his lower abdomen, blood oozing out endlessly. The meticulously crafted leather armor had been covered in dirt and ash, causing it to be in a mess. For unknown reasons, Lin Li felt that that this middle-aged man was very clean when he first saw him.
This weird feeling caused Lin Li to be stunned for a moment, but he quickly realized he had such a feeling because of the man’s arms. Even though his whole body was a wreck, his arms were totally clean, including the sword his right hand held onto tightly. There was not a single trace of blood on it.
“Hello…” Lin Li scratched his head awkwardly. The six great mercenary corps were putting their lives on the line, yet he was just hiding and watching. Even with Lin Li’s shamelessness, he could not help but feel remorse. I was too careless, I need to conceal myself better next time…
“Aah, hello…” The middle-aged man smiled. It could be due to the injuries that he seemed to be in pain while smiling.
This was a troublesome place; another second spent here meant another second of danger. Lin Li hurriedly exchanged greetings, and thought of escaping with Sean and Argus. However, just as he turned around, he heard a loud “BOOM” even before he could raise his leg.
In the moment when the loud sound was heard, Lin Li felt something had crashed into his chest. In front of him, the world had turned into a burst of colors, and countless stars were flashing. His mind was blank, and he could only hear a buzzing sound. The ground that was covered in blood was shaking, and the sky was dyed red. It looked like the end of the world.
The searing flames were raging, and large meteors were ripping up the skies with flames trailing behind them, descending with an aura reminiscent of utter destruction.
The shrill screams came in waves. There were more than a hundred Silver Storm warriors, but in the blink of an eye, more than ten of them were knocked out. Even the steadfast Silver Storm started to panic in the wake of this legendary Fire Power. Nobody could stand up against meteors, much less defend against the legendary spell, Fire Storm, with their shields. The only thing they could do was to run and distance themselves from this area that was filled with death.
“Boom… Boom…” The deafening sounds were incessant. The whole area seemed to be trembling. Countless meteors landed on the Fire Plume Ridge and stirred up a magnificent flare. Initially, there were a hundred or so Silver Storm warriors, but less than half of them escaped from the Fire Storm. Piles of coke on the battlefield gave out a charred smell, which was mixing with the thick scent of blood. It brought tears to their eyes.
“What a cursed thing…” Lin Li rubbed his nose. He did not want to continue watching. The hundred of Silver Storm were considered the best adventurers in Alanna, not in the least inferior when compared to the army of the Felan Kingdom. Yet, when they fought against a legendary beast like the Salamander, they were sacrificed like cannon fodder.
Just when he wanted to escape with both his companions after recovering from the shock with difficulty, Lin Li realized that the sword-wielding middle-aged man started to emit a strong aura. There was a silver Combat Energy, appearing as though a silver flame was tightly hugging him. The middle-aged man was no longer the same normal person as before. The aura emitted from his body was unique to the strongest people. Lin Li had felt such an aura before from a few people. For example, Andoine, Old Grimm, and Aldwin. Even Macklin could not give Lin Li such a sensation.
“F*ck!” Lin Li fell backwards and landed on his butt. F*cking hell, this guy is Sword Sage of the Storm!
Almost immediately, Lin Li’s complexion changed.
It had to be a joke…
The Sword Sage of the Storm had to demonstrate his strength now out of all times. Aren’t you luring the Salamander to me?
Just when the Salamander was insatiable, the Sword Sage of the Storm chose this time to be showy. This was more alluring than a strong aphrodisiac for that legendary beast. When this incomparable aura was emitted, it immediately sent the Salamander into a frenzy, luring it over.
“F*ck…” Lin Li really thought that he was going to die. This should be what it is like to suffer from another person’s disaster. The Sword Sage of the Storm had nothing better do and challenged the Salamander, what has this got to do with me? It’s ok if you die, but what about me? The pitiful me had just broken through to the Archmage realm, and I haven’t had enough fun yet; do I have to accompany an as*hole like you in death?
Immediately, Lin Li’s face turned white. He ran forward without caring which path he chose, and pointed his middle finger. “F*ck your mom, Sword Sage of the Storm!”
Argus seemed to have been struck by lightning when he heard these words…
“Argus, escape faster! Are you courting death?”
“Oh…” After Lin Li shouted, Argus snapped out of his shock, but he still felt dizzy. F*ck, this guy is too arrogant… He even dares to scold the Sword Sage of the Storm, and in such a crude manner at that. I’m not sure if the Sword Sage of the Storm would be so infuriated that he vomited blood if he heard that?
Lin Li did not know if the Sword Sage of the Storm would vomit blood; he only knew that he himself was about to vomit blood.
This was what you reap what you sow meant…
After passing through a pile of rocks, Lin Li suddenly realized that he had nowhere else to run. Looking down, there were only precipitous rock face and sheer cliffs that looked like knives and axes. After observing the surroundings, there was not a single mountain track in any direction.
“What a huge joke…” Lin Li swallowed hard, and started to recall the path he took. He then realized that he must have taken the wrong turn when he ran without caring which path he chose.
“What… What do we do…” Now, Argus started to be scared as well. Originally, with his level-16 Archmage realm strength, going in the wrong direction would not be an issue. At most, he could use the Levitation Spell and descend from the top of the mountain to the base. He just had to use up some mana.
It just had to be so coincidental that the first time he had nowhere else to go was also the time he lost most of his powers. After being shot by the strange bolt in the cave, more than half of his powers disappeared. Now, he only had the power of a level-10 mage at best. He would struggle to use Feather Fall Spell, much less the Levitation Spell.
Lin Li had the power of an Archmage now, but with the strength of one person, how could he bring two more people along? Even if he were to abandon Argus, the prisoner, there was still the monster Sean. His weight was twice as much as Argus’…
“F*ck, I’ll fight it out with you!” After being driven into a corner, Lin Li lost his temper. Without saying anything else, he opened the Ring of Endless Storm, and took out ten glass bottles along with different middle- and low-tier herbs.
“You two, keep a lookout for trouble. You absolutely must not let anything distract me.”
“Mr Felic, this is…” Argus was confused; this was already the second time he had seen this fella take out glass bottles and herbs.
“If you want to live, then cut the bulls*it!”