A Sorcerer’s Journey - Chapter 117
Chapter 117: Sweep Across Five Areas (1)
Translator: PenOugi Editor: H2dH2mr
After the Black Mirror red-crested cyclopean cryptid killed Hill Woods, it disappeared from the Mirror along with a vast light pillar of pure magic that dropped from the sky.
For a split second, the imprinted points on Glenn’s forehead beneath his Ashen Mask frantically increased like the tide. A figure of 4077 appeared in Glenn’s mind.
“So much?” Glenn was internally aghast.
With the passage of time, the majority of points accumulated by the students would be increasingly concentrated in a powerful minority. The speed of obtaining points would constantly increase in accordance with this reasoning. Yet, seeing how Hill Woods had gotten 4075 points in only two days, wasn’t his score too extreme?
At the same time, Glenn was certain of a hypothesis in his mind.
If the Sorcerer-Apprentices participating in the Holy Tower Tryouts died, it was very likely that their points would entirely be transferred to the one who killed them, unlike how the transferred points of those students that left the Mirror was halved.
For instance, if Hill Woods had killed others by relying on that strange sound wave spell of his while coming all the way to the 12th District, it was actually very probable.
Glenn gulped. He was afraid that Hill Woods might have already cleared out the other areas in two days before arriving in the 12th District. Otherwise, there really wasn’t an explanation for why a single student would have that many points on just the second day.
*Boom. Boom. Boom.*
Following the death of Hill Woods, his summoned activated element subsequently also dissipated. The Greed Flame Giant that had lost its opponent ran with large strides to arrive at Glenn’s side. The Bloodlust Puppet on the Greed Flame Giant’s shoulders, which was only the size of a human infant and somewhat had a resemblance to Glenn, unceasingly let out deep, sinister laughter. It was carrying a dark stone by its chest.
Glenn, using a high-grade magic stone in his hand to replenish magic power, swept his gaze toward a place with people!
*Shu! Shu! Shu! Shu!*
Sam, Kyrie, Bionna, and Roga did not hesitate whatsoever to separate and flee in all directions out of terror. With a lingering fear on their expressions that was unable to be erased, they found it impossible to even muster the will to resist.
At this very moment, Glenn was the real devil of this Holy Tower Tryouts Mirror!
Its eyes flashing, the Greed Flame Giant beside Glenn gave a roar as it turned toward the water-earth dual practitioner Roga and gave chase, while the Bloodlust Puppet went and chased after Bionna.
The reason for this was because of a deliberate decision made by Glenn.
On one hand, the Greed Flame Giant and Bloodlust Doll chasing after the evasive Sam, with his Immortal Body, or Kyrie, with his Space Distortion, would very likely result in a waste of time.
On the other hand, it was Glenn’s personal grievance.
Bionna and Roga harbored a not-so-small hatred towards Lafite. Bionna had inflicted Lafite with an injury that took her years during the districts’ war to completely recover. Roga had come inside the school and attacked Lafite, though Glenn had personally stopped him.
Although Glenn had agreed to promise not to meddle in Lafite’s private affairs, in the current circumstances, Glenn could absolutely use the excuse of obtaining points and not break the promise he had made.
Very quickly, the Greed Flame Giant and Bloodlust Puppet disappeared in the horizon as they increased the speed at which they were chasing even further.
“Brother Glenn.” Nina York flew over while calling out emotionally. Her gaze twinkled, actually holding some traces of tears.
Under the Ashen Mask, Glenn gave a slight smile. Nodding his head, he indicated for Nina York to stand by his side. They could speak after all the matters were settled. He then cast his gaze toward Yates who had abandoned the idea of running away.
Yates was leaning on top of the stone pillar. He looked towards the Glenn who possessed magic power that was second-to-none at this very moment. His face wore a satisfied smile as he excitedly yelled, “Black Isotta Glenn! Go represent our 12th District to gain supreme glory in the Holy Tower Tryouts! My points… I’ll give them to you as a present! Mwahahaha!”
Yates broke the badge in his hand, completely disappearing from the Holy Tower Tryout Mirror with a single space warp. Subsequently, the imprint on Glenn’s forehead once again increased a little more.
Slightly flabbergasted, Glenn curbed his fluctuating mood. Finally, he looked towards Sun’s Child Mina and Ice Age Mille.
Sun’s Child Mina stood in front of her weakened older sister to protect her. She gritted her teeth. Gazing at Glenn, who she was unable to muster the intention to fight back against, Mina still shouted, “Glenn, you already have no magic!”
While speaking, Sun’s Child Mina started to release a layer of red flames arising from her body. The surrounding air also began to distort faintly. She was still an average, small and weak student who appeared to be just as radiant as the passionate sun.
Glenn, at this very moment, saw Mina’s frightened expression, trembling body, and uneasiness which all proved one thing—the Mina in his eyes who was looking like a firefly with her whole body brightly ablaze was her true self.
Previously, during the First-Year Trial, she was just like the sun in the sky—a rampant, tyrannical and insufferably arrogant student. At this moment, she was no longer qualified to be Glenn’s enemy despite his currently poor condition!
Gently shaking his head, Glenn smiled under his Ashen Mask. It seemed like he was going to attack in the next moment.
“Wait a moment!”
Suddenly, Ice Age Mille, who was in poor condition, shouted, appearing intent on putting up one last struggle. However, Glenn absolutely did not hesitate at all. His figure blurred as he rushed over, the Hydra Greatsword in his hand igniting with flames even fiercer than those of Sun’s Child, pressuring them in an unstoppable and contemptuous manner!
Sun’s Child shrieked, “No! Big Sister and I will definitely become Demon-Hunters, achieving father’s wish!”
Screeching, Sun’s Child seemed to want to engage in one last struggle. All her magic rose up to the peak and her fiery hair subsequently surged straight upwards. But her eyes were still filled with despair as she looked towards the figure charging over that seemed capable of destroying everything in his path.
When Sun’s Child had prepared for one last stand with one hand, her badge already taken out with the other hand, suddenly, Glenn unexpectedly stopped.
Glenn’s eyes unwaveringly fixed themselves on the design of the green parrot handkerchief.
This feeling. This type of strange feeling!
Glenn already shifted closed eyes. This strange soul-stirring type of sensation was similar to that time when Glenn saw the Dark Flame Lord during his “introduction.” The sort of feeling that his soul was thoroughly drawn to. It was to the extent that Glenn didn’t feel anything unusual when the vivid and realistic parrot’s eye moved.
Only a single thought came from the depths of Glenn’s heart: I must obtain this handkerchief!
Ice Age Mille, seeing the appearance of Glenn practically being unable to tear his eyes away, finally laughed. Her other hand firmly grasping her badge also relaxed and came down. Weakly gasping, she spoke faintly. “Sure enough, I was right! You are one who has a hidden innate skill with a natural Mental Strength surpassing 10. Even if you don’t reach 15 points of Mental Strength, your innate skill will naturally appear, but only by advancing to a formal Sorcerer can your gift be awakened.”
Speaking up to this point, she paused. Ice Age Mille spoke each word clearly, “And your talent is none other than connecting dimensional gaps, something useless for low-level Sorcerers, the most powerful space-time dimension seal gift for high-level Sorcerers!”
Glenn’s pupils shrank.
At the time Glenn had his Mental Strength tested in Bi Seer City and witnessed those strange and bizarre terrifying things—Glenn never drew any conclusions and had only vaguely conjectured this should be some kind of sealing talent.
But why was Ice Age Mille so certain?
“How did you know?” Glenn icily spoke underneath his mask. Once again, he asked, “This handkerchief. What is it?”
Ice Age Mille had already completely relaxed, one hand holding the handkerchief and the other hand holding the badge. She stood up with the help of Mina’s support, held up the handkerchief and said, “The reason why I know your talent is on account of this parrot’s eye. Father said, even though he used other sealing sorceries, he was only able to briefly communicate with this parrot once with difficulty. However, only upon encountering across a true dimension gap seal user who is on the verge of advancing to a formal Sorcerer will this parrot truly be unsealed and come out. So, only if you possess the talent to connect dimensional gaps would the parrot react like this!”
Glenn took some deep breaths, his eyes still unwaveringly staring at that handkerchief. The yearning for it he was feeling inside really was too intense.
A long time passed before Glenn finally moved his gaze away and looked towards Mille. “How would I be able to obtain this handkerchief?”
“Agree to and sign a contract! During this time’s Holy Tower Tryouts you will no longer use any methods to make things difficult for my sister and I. This handkerchief is yours! Naturally, we will not fight over the position of first in the district with you; we do not have that capability.” Mille watched Glenn attentively as she clearly expressed her terms.
Under the Ashen mask, Glenn contemplated briefly before replying, “Also add 100 milliliters of your blood.”
“Glenn, you!” Sun’s Child Mina indignantly started to speak, but Mille, who was beside her, stopped her younger sister. Mille, looking Glenn in the eye, said, “For the purpose of fully grasping my Ice Marrow Body gift using that Glenn Secret Tri-Sorcery to study it?”
Glenn did not blink and lightly replied, “No.”
Glenn only naturally replied in the negative, because even if he were to research Mille’s so-called Ice Marrow Body innate gift, it would not be by using the Secret Tri-Sorcery but rather the Secret Quad-Sorcery.
Laughingly, Mille actually said without the slightest hesitation, “Deal! Hmph… You should know innate gifts are mere foundations while knowledge is core! No matter if you have a lot, another strong talent is…”
Glenn used his own soul waves to mark the contract Mina had drawn on the ground with magic runes. After a wave of magic power, the runes dissipated from the Holy Tower Tryout Mirror and the contract was established.
This was merely a low-level agreement which the average Sorcerer could break. But for the students of the Holy Tower Mirror, it was an extremely effective tool, especially to Glenn who desired to fight for the highest glory.
After getting a hold of the wondrous handkerchief, Glenn’s expression relaxed as he threw it into the space pocket without looking.
On the other side, the already leaving Mille unexpectedly turned around and said, “Glenn, previously I had called for Primal Curse Althio to come deal with that 15th District Sorcerer-Apprentice. He is 12th District Compass School’s other famous legendary student.”
Finished speaking, Mille and Mille did not look back as they departed.
Glenn was dumbfounded.
His Glenn Body Dissimilation Sorcery could alter the genetic code of the body and was a greatly wondrous sorcery, capable of mobilizing the body’s Life Code to attain some independent variations. Therefore, based on Glenn’s knowledge of the subject from the introduction, all curses relied on the body’s information to work. Glenn had practically reached a level of complete immunity toward all curses.
If it was like this…
Glenn was perhaps the true natural nemesis of this student who was known as Primal Curse. He was an existence the other was fundamentally unable to resist.
In that case, the fight for the pinnacle of this time’s Holy Tower Tryouts would begin with this Althio then!
Nina’s face was full of excitement. Resembling a small chirping bird as she spoke, Nina told Glenn about the matter of Sam and her contract. Glenn continuously nodded his head and looked as if it was fate to care for her. For a split second, he felt was as if he was seeing his own little sister in the lively and optimistic girl.
After a short half-hourglass of time, Glenn finally seemed to respond to something. Facing Nina York, he said, “Nina, you should leave this place.”
Nina nodded, understanding Glenn’s meaning. She distressingly said, “Sister Lafite, Brother Robinson, and Sister Robin might not be able to see Brother Glenn in the future. To be able to catch sight of Brother Glenn for one last time, Nina is very happy! Brother Glenn, I also give my points to you. Do your best!”
Having said her piece, Nina broke her badge and disappeared from the Secret Mirror with a smile on her face.