Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 88
Chapter 88: Chapter 88
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
The characteristic of “Time Freezing” magic was a gem watch.
Many types of magic needed to use a certain kind of material as a catalyst, and the “Time Freezing” was not an exception. Aside from a gem that many types of advanced magic needed, it also needed a watch with accurate time. The specific shape and size didn’t matter, but it just needed to run accurately.
To cast magic conveniently, casters usually used a special pocket watch with many gems inlaid. It ran very accurately so it fully met the requirements of this magic.
Among the known magic, the material to cast this magic was unique. Therefore, whenever a caster took out a pocket watch during battle, they mostly wanted to cast this magic.
In fact, as long as one could satisfied with two requirements of “accurate time measurement” and “many kinds of gems,” what was required to cast this magic was not necessarily a gem pocket watch. For example, some casters from some ancient schools preferred to use a gem hourglass as a material to cast this magic. Seen from another angle, a celestial sphere apparatus made of the gem was also fine. There were many similar things.
However, a gem pocket watch was always the first choice. First, a pocket watch itself was a good accessory and could be conveniently used to measure time. Second, among the relatively convenient materials, it was the cheapest; although, the cost of making a gem pocket watch was higher than two thousand gold coins, which was enough to make a low-level caster go bankrupt.
Ray reached for his sword and rushed forward. He didn’t dare to delay even a moment; he only hoped that he could be quick enough to slash right at his opponent before the opponent completed casting this magic.
But it turned out that he was slower.
When his sword was just about to be unsheathed, there was a click that came from the pocket watch in Kahn’s hand, and it then stopped.
In the instant when the watch stopped, everything in the room lost its color, turning into a simple picture of black and white. Only Kahn, who was holding the pocket watch in his hand, maintained his usual color. This proved that right now he was independent of time.
At this moment, the distance between Ray and Kahn was less than two meters.
Kahn nodded appreciatively to Ray. He guessed that this swordsman might have met high-level casters or even a legendary grandmaster. There weren’t many people that knew about such an advanced magic like Time Freezing even if they were casters.
Extremely few people could immediately know what kind of magic he wanted to cast right at the moment of seeing him take out a pocket watch and not hesitating in taking action!
Maybe this swordsman is a person with a noble background or even descendant from some legendary grandmaster. But did his fate end up as a cruel joke with him being unable to inherit the ability to cast magic? He is somewhat pathetic…
But Kahn would not be merciful towards him because of that. Sympathy between talents would be given for those weaklings who were abandoned by destiny.
It would be better for this pathetic swordsman to be killed by me than slowly struggle and rot in an abyss of inability.
Kahn raised his right hand. On his fingers, magic patterns weaved and formed quickly.
The air in front of Ray slightly shook. Some spots became blurry and distorted which were not very conspicuous. If one didn’t pay attention to them, one might miss it.
This was the Forcefield Blade, which was an improved and upgraded version of the low-level magic, “Magic Bullets.” Its level was not high but it was very useful. Not only did it not need materials, but it was also discreet. The key was that normal physical methods could not fight against it, even an armor with enchantment would lose its effect in front of it, unless the armor with enchantment was attached with a rare Forcefield Protection.
To avoid affecting one’s “Super Speed” state, under the circumstance when the time stopped, it was not appropriate to come in contact with the enemy or cast magic to attack directly. Therefore, Kahn used a special method to keep the Forcefield Blade, which should have been shot out, in the air.
It was very hard to resist the Forcefield Blade itself, not to mention the Forcefield Blade kept in the air and would be shot after the Time Freezing ended.
It was likely that when the Time Freezing ended, these invisible and sharp blades would suddenly appear in front of Ray and quickly shoot toward their target. Maybe, before Ray could pay attention to them, he might be shot by them.
The Forcefield Blade was far sharper and scarier than ordinary flying-knives. If one was hit by them, it would be very hard for the wounds to heal. Even if Ray could rely on his superb reaction to avoid getting fatally injured, many cuts on his body would create a group of wounds, which would make him completely lose his ability to move. He would only be able to lie on the ground and die after losing so much blood.
The Time Freezing together with the Forcefield Blade should have been enough already, but Kahn didn’t stop there. He cast magic for the second time. This time, the air around him started to vibrate quickly. The invisible power condensed into many sharp knives, centering and protecting him.
That was the Blade Barrier, a very effective protective magic.
His magic casting wasn’t finished yet. Kahn knew very well how long his Time Freezing could last, so he cast two additional spells.
Honestly, using this much energy to deal with a group of people coming to eat and making trouble was indeed making a big deal out of a trivial thing. But once he had taken action, he would not hesitate or temporarily save it to deal with later.
Carelessness and negligence were two big enemies of a caster. Only sufficient preparation and adequate prudence would help a caster forever stand in an invincible position.
But at this moment, he saw a scene beyond his expectation.
The giant jellyfish suddenly recovered its original green color from the black-white state.
This meant that it had already escaped from the confinement of time like Kahn, and had entered the marvelous Time Freezing state.
How can he do that?! Why does just a jellyfish have this kind of ability? Is it perhaps a transformation of some caster?
Kahn was astonished. He couldn’t help but lose his concentration on his magic. On his right hand, a dark power that was about to condense into the magic pattern collapsed in a flash. Even he himself snorted and the blood began to flow out of his nose.
Things like casting magic were a double-edged sword. If carried out successfully, it was enough to hurt the enemy, but it would hurt oneself if it failed.
However, adverse effects due to a failure to cast magic had been something that he had not encountered for a very long time.
Kahn immediately marshalled his thoughts, quickly recovered his composure, and cast another magic again. This time, he intended to cast a “Water Element Extraction.” This magic would extract the water inside the enemy’s body, and turn it into a water element controlled by the caster. Even though a resilient body could significantly reduce its damage, the more water a body had, the more powerful the effect of this magic would be.
The jellyfish was a large aquatic animal. More than 95% of its body was made of water. This meant its resistance to “Water Element Extraction” would be very low. Moreover, due to its serious demand of water, even if it could rely on its resilient body to block over 90% of the damage, the remaining was enough to break the fluid balance inside its body and make it lose the ability to fight.
All of these thoughts happened in a flash. But with only this thought in mind, Kahn had already found the most suitable magic and quickly cast it.
Due to the fact that until now he had never seen any material related in this aspect, or even considered this type of situation, he could not determine whether or not he could attack when both sides were in the state of Time Freezing. He didn’t even think, but immediately chose the magic and shot it straight toward the giant jellyfish.
His intuition told him that in the current situation, a direct attack was no problem as well!
The Water Element Extraction magic turned into a dim grey light and shot right at Sui Xiong, who had just stepped out of the time flow and didn’t have time to adapt himself to it.
The big body of the jellyfish shook a bit. A huge amount of water was extracted from it and turned into a powerful water flow. It had a thick and solid trunk and arms that were similar to a human’s. But it didn’t have a head. On its chest, there was a face that looked like it was wailing. If it was seen at night, it could scare cowards to death without any attack.
That was the water element, and it could barely be seen as a common type among all kinds of elements in the body of animals.
The water element built by magic was roughly as tall as an ordinary person, belonging to a weak one among the mid-level water elements. As for the fighting power, it most likely couldn’t beat Steele who had been turned into a pig. This kind of weak power, of course, could not break the confinement of time. Therefore, as soon as it was born, it was immediately motionless. Its blue trunk also lost its color in an instant and turned into a grey frozen object.
But Kahn originally didn’t count on its fighting power. He only hoped to extract the water from Sui Xiong.
“The strategy worked!” When he saw the water element taking shape, he could not help but reveal a smile.
By calculating the time, the Time Freezing was about to end. When the Time Freezing ended, he would immediately launch the next attack on this jellyfish and not allow it to recover!
But thirty seconds had passed, and the world was still black and white and everything was frozen as before. No change took place.
“What is wrong?!” Kahn was shocked because he had never seen such a bizarre thing as this.
Time passed little by little. More than ten seconds passed, but the world was still in black and white as before.
Kahn fully opened his eyes and looked around. He was somewhat at a loss, not knowing what to do.
What should I do now? What should I do now? What should I do now?
While he was restless, a green tentacle shot towards him and firmly entangled him.
After that, the world recovered its color and he returned to the normal time flow.
A green shadow flashed. Sui Xiong used one tentacle to stop Ray and another tentacle to block the invisible Forcefield Blades.
The pieces of the Forcefield Blade cut the tentacle and left many atrocious wounds, which recovered immediately. There was not even a single drop of blood.
A green light flashed again. The newly formed Water Element shattered all at once and all of the water was reabsorbed by Sui Xiong again.
After doing all these things, he smilingly said to Kahn whose eyes still looked lifeless, “How are you? How does the Time Freezing feel?”
“Are you the one who is doing this?” Kahn’s eyes glistened with surprise. He was skeptical of this.
“After all, I am a god. Is being able to do such a thing so strange?”
Kahn kept silent for a while and then shook his head.
“I failed. Beat me or kill me, you can do whatever you want.”
“There is no need to beat or kill you. But I can see that you have too strong a temper and too much pride. This isn’t good,” Sui Xiong said smilingly. “Well, young man, you can be a little arrogant when writing, but you should be a little more modest when it comes to your conduct and deeds.”
“Words of modesty are just a mask that the weak people use to conceal their inability.”
“Compared to me, are you a weak person?”
Kahn smiled without showing fear. “The key to deciding the strong and the weak lies in the mind. A king may be very weak. A beggar may be very strong. A strong mind is the fundamental basis of all!”
“Is a beggar with a powerful mind a strong person?”
“A beggar would not have a strong mind. I just said it casually.” Kahn shook his head. “A person with a strong mind, of course, has to try hard to make progress. Therefore, they must forever pursue success and temporarily take a rest after gaining success. How can a self-indulgent beggar have a strong mind?”
“So do you think I am strong?”
“You don’t have a mind that makes you look down on all creatures. Even if you are a god, this has nothing to do with you being powerful,” Kahn resolutely said.
On the matter of his principles, even if faced with a god, he would not concede.