Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 31
Chapter 31: Encountering a Powerful Enemy in the Magical Beast Forest
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Long Shiyan’s next goal was to head towards the location specified by the school’s mission, defeat a specific magical beast, seize the head of the group’s badge on the beast’s body, and then go back and finish the task.
However, she initially thought that once the team was gathered, the next task would be completed right away.
Unexpectedly, when they entered the mission’s designated location, they didn’t find the magical beast. Instead, they found a peaceful and quiet place, which made them very puzzled. In theory, this phenomenon should not exist because the magic array surrounding the area should have restricted its movements. Because of that, the magical beast shouldn’t have been able to run away.
“Head of the Group.” Edgar looked around and muttered, “We didn’t go the wrong way, right? It doesn’t seem like this is our destination.”
“If you’re doubting your sense of direction, then you’re mistaken!” Zi Linglong took a large map out and carefully examined it using a beam of light.
Ox-headed Chris crossed his arms in front of his chest and closed his eyes. He replied, “This God has a hunch that something really bad will happen very soon. Everyone should prepare themselves, but don’t worry, this God is here. When those terrible things do happen, this God will solve the problem.”
The red-haired teenager Brands bent down and stroked the green grass. He said, “This place doesn’t have much vitality nor magical energy. Rather, the atmosphere seems to be damaged.” He looked around the deep and deserted jungle. Although the sun was in the correct position up in the sky, something was amiss as a chill ran through his mind.
“Everyone, be careful.” Long Shiyan took two small steps forward and observed the grass, which seemed to have been damaged as an aftermath of some kind of incident. She suddenly clapped her hands. When everyone watched her clapping action, they stopped moving. Observing the surroundings, Long Shiyan approached the center.
The sound of the arrow breaking through the air occurred. For an average person, this sound would have been inaudible, but for martial artists, they could easily detect the threatening arrow from its sound.
Chris suddenly snorted as the big sword he held within his hand danced a few times in the air. Several arrows were scattered by his blade, falling into the grass. However, while he blocked the first group of arrows, a single arrow bypassed his sword and darted towards him. In the blink of an eye, that arrow reached his forehead.
At the critical juncture, Zi Linglong quickly rushed forward and used her sword to hinder the arrow, saving the ox-headed man’s life. She chuckled. “Oh, you big oaf, you owe me for saving your life.”
Chris returned to the team and guarded against the enemies. He replied, “Fortunately, this God is still alive, otherwise, the power of the Beast God would have begun sweeping across the continent, and humanity would become extinct.”
At this moment, the earth suddenly shook, and countless spikes from around three to four meters long were shot out of the ground. The hard spikes were like spears. If the group didn’t move fast enough, then their bodies would have become similar to a hornet’s nest.
Zi Linglong lowered herself back to the ground, watching those terrible spikes. But before she could move, her body suddenly became heavy, and she almost fell onto the ground. Brands was standing still as his legs couldn’t help but tremble under the increased pressure forced upon his body.
This was the earth magician’s gravity spell, which caused the gravity of its victims to increase several folds. The more powerful the spell was, the more people the spell could flatten into a meat paste.
At the same time the gravity spell was cast, countless wind blades suddenly arrived at their position. With the sheer number that appeared so quickly, they could not move away in time. If they didn’t resist immediately, then they would most likely be sliced into pieces.
Brands’s staff slammed onto the ground. A red and bright shield appeared as Long Shiyan was also facing the wind blades with her two swords. Countless small tornadoes spun outside the shield.
In the blink of an eye, the blades burst into smoke once they collided with the shield.
When the smoke disappeared, only a weak red light shield was left. Edgar supported the pale-faced Brands and asked, “Are you alright? Can you still go on?”
“No problem!” Brands gritted his teeth and spoke a few more words, “Don’t worry about me, I can still hold up for a while longer.” Merely defending almost depleted all of his basic mental and magic power. In a split second, he had to bear with strong attacks, so it was inevitable that he would be greatly affected.
Under the intense pressure of gravity, the team’s mobility was greatly reduced. It was almost impossible to avoid the magic spells, which have been rapidly cast on them. As a result, they could only defend against those attacks with the help of their magician teammate.
Although Long Shiyan helped him obstruct some of the attacks, he was still inflicted with heavy losses.
“Ling’er, protect Brands while the others should come with me.” Long Shiyan waved her long sword as she dashed into the jungle. Although it was extremely dangerous to move forward since they could easily fall into the enemy’s trap, they had to do this. If they waited for the magician to release another magic spell, then they fall into an even worse situation.
After her command, the ox-headed man quickly followed her tracks as they disappeared into the jungle together. Straw-hat Edgar slowly stopped supporting Brands’s body and followed as well, leaving Zi Linglong walking slowly with the exhausted man.
There was nothing else they could do. From the start, they were caught up in a predicament and could only act passively. Furthermore, they instantly lost a magician. Only their colleagues could be blamed for staying behind at their school, otherwise, the team wouldn’t have done so badly.
Judging by the situation, someone had been watching their actions for some time.
The sounds of weapons clashing were turbulent.
Zi Linglong held her long sword and looked straight into the jungle in the distance. After observing for a while, she saw that Long Shiyan and Chris were being attacked back by a man and a woman. The two fought fiercely against their enemies and burst out their Douqi. Their Douqi affected the surrounding areas, causing trees to collapse.
Long Shiyan’s ears twitched as she glanced toward her side. She saw two black shadows flash behind her. Reacting quickly, she raised her longsword to meet with them while the figures immediately appeared before her.
Edgar’s dagger hit the black man’s abdomen and was about to give the final blow, but suddenly, several arrows shot at him. Edgar subconsciously stepped back, giving the man in black the opportunity to escape.
“Mad Beastly Surge!”
Ox-head Chris countered the enemies’ attack and then inserted his big sword into the ground; his expression was extremely solemn. For a while, countless purple Douqi emerged from the ground, blocking the duo’s attack.
Long Shiyan also took this opportunity to leap into the sky, sweeping down with her two swords. The woman, who had been pressing her to fight back, quickly charged in. Long Shiyan thrust her sword at the woman’s chest.
Only a “clang” sound could be heard.
Long Shiyan could not help but frown once she saw a faintly discernible jade armor perfectly blocking her offense. The woman reacted fast, using her long knife to quickly counterattack. But Long Shiyan hurriedly rotated in the air to dodge and frantically began casting her wind magic.
“Wind and Darkness! ‧ Black Storm!”
The woman was caught off guard and had to confront the wind attack head-on. Her body flung from the impact and slammed into a tree. Long Shiyan prepared to pursue and finish her, but suddenly, she felt the gravity pressing on her increasing. At the same time, countless ground spikes emerged from the ground.
Zi Linglong and Brands shouted, but they were relieved when they noticed that the attacks had missed Long Shiyan. Her original position was littered with countless earth spikes. If she was slightly bigger or moved even a tad bit slower, she would have been in a predicament.
Most people understood that earth magicians were said to be the most formidable types of magicians because of their auxiliary magic.
For defense, they could create earthen armor to protect their team and themselves. Normal physical attacks were almost useless against those armors. As for their offensive skills, they could release a gravity technique, which could completely restrain their enemy’s actions. When they did, they could use their ground spike magic to finish their enemy off since the opponent would have no room to escape nor could they resist against getting pierced.
At this moment, a single several meters long wind blade suddenly flew through the jungle. Its extremely fast speeds sliced through a large number of trees toward where Long Shiyan was located.
Its speed was too fast, and no one could react as the wind blade instantly closed the distance between the attacker and the team. Well, no one except Long Shiyan. To avoid the crisis, she immediately raised her two long swords while several of her team members raised their voices.
In theory, it was impossible for Long Shiyan to resist against that kind of move. Powerful single-hit magic attacks of the wind attribute were the wind magicians’ specialties.
Clifford: “Hahaha, little girl, the wind magicians are known for their world’s most formidable single concentrated magic attacks. Nothing can block their strongest move, the “Dimensional Wind Blade”. No material defense can resist it when people receive it directly.
But little girl, as far as I’m concerned, this attack is useless against me!”
The memories only flashed for a split second. Long Shiyan also had the potential to surpass her limits. She hurriedly thrust her two swords forward. She mustered all of her Douqi in order to defend against this attack. However, the powerful wind blade could not be obstructed because of this simple defense.
Her swords were completely snapped apart!
Clifford: Hahaha, little girl, while the attack power of wind magic is very formidable, it is very different from lightning or fire magic. Once you understand their nature, then there shouldn’t be any issues.
The main focus of wind magic is its sharpness and impact strength, which is especially so for the Dimension Wind Blade.
Even a high-ranking warrior would find it extremely difficult to defend against that, but when you discover the correct way to block it, then there is no problem at all.
After the collision, the wind blade was parried and Long Shiyan heavily plunged onto the ground. Although she fell on the ground spikes, she did not suffer much damage from them because when the wind blade passed by, the whole place was decimated.
The crowd was shaken, whether it was her team or the enemy team, they all stood in the same place for a long time without being able to collect their thoughts properly.
Even seventh-level fighters couldn’t completely escape unscathed from this powerful attack of wind magicians. However, it was also true that Long Shiyan avoided a fatal blow from this attack.
“Elder Sister!” Zi Linglong ran quickly towards her and picked her up, watching her with worried eyes.
“Suc…success!” Long Shiyan’s back was covered in cold sweat as her heart pounded rapidly out of fear. Awful! Terrifying! This fear was the fear of death, which was far more horrifying than the time she faced and killed those three assassins.
Despite that, her heart was, of course, filled with joy. At this critical juncture, she succeeded in learning Sword Saint Clifford’s free guidance. At the time, she used the powerful impact of the Dimension Wind Blade to propel herself backward, thus allowing her to avoid a frontal blow of the Dimension Wind Blade attack.
Even if it was just an insignificant trick, it saved her life.
But now was not the time to think about this kind of thing. Long Shiyan mustered her strength and quickly got up; her cold eyes stared at the woman in front of them. A low pitched voice asked, “Dinas, what do you think about what just happened?”
“I have no opinions. This is just an assessment. After all, the position of the head of the group isn’t so easy to get. Without paying a price, how could anyone obtain it?” The woman named Dinas held a knife within her hands and smiled beautifully. However, her eyes weren’t smiling.