In an instant, this area was shrouded in a pitch black mist. There were countless high-speed subtle movements in the midst of the horrifying shouts and screams. There were also short and clear metal clashes as well as the cracking sound of buildings. The flashing light actually couldn’t shine through this pitch darkness; it was quickly overwhelmed.
In the endless darkness, a cluster of flames burned. Inside the flame was a slender palm. The soft light illuminated the girl’s delicate face. Her big eyes have turned silver, and her whole body exuded a terrifying aura.
Under the flames, a few ghostly figures wrapped in a black mist could be seen approaching. Eliza’s tender voice sounded, “[Light Boom]!”
The soft flame suddenly became dazzling and exploded. The ghostly figures fell out like they were struck by thunder. The black mists became thinner. Some mists even burned with white flames accompanied by a tragic scream.
With this brilliant light, the surrounding thick black mist quickly dissipated under the force field of [Light Boom]. The black figures were instantly revealed; they fled all around.
As the black mist disappeared completely, the nearby lights recovered one after another. The people were in chaos. The walls around had collapsed, and the ground was covered with blood and cracks. After a long time, the situation was under control.
“Damn [Dark Sky]! Miss! Are you okay!” Wesley, who was in charge of guarding Eliza, was holding a big sword with dripping blood in his hand.
Eliza landed slowly and shook her head, “I’m fine, Uncle Wesley. How are you guys?”
“Roy’s injury is very serious. The wound seems to be poisoned and needs to be treated immediately with [Decontamination]. There are 2 more with minor injuries which is not a major problem.”
Before Wesley’s words were finished, Solanton’s horrified voice sounded, “Oh my God! Mana!”
Mana’s fat figure was seen lying on the ground. There was a dagger stuck in his back. There was a pool of black blood on the floor.
A faint milky white light appeared in Solanton’s hand which wrapped Mana. However, Mana remained motionless.
Wesley lowered his body to take a look, and he shook his head, “Don’t waste your magic power. This dagger has completely shattered his internal organs and completely annihilated his life. Even if the dagger is not poisonous, it is impossible to save him.”
In the light element magic, there was a kind of ultimate [Rebirth] technique which could restore the annihilated life and body. It was stronger than the effect of the resurrection potion, but there was a certain probability. Not only that, the requirements of this magic were extremely high; non-talented people couldn’t practice it, and the caster would pay a huge price. It was said that besides the Pope, only the Holy Light Lady had this kind of power in the entire White Cliff.
Although Eliza was the apprentice of the Holy Lady, she didn’t have this ability to cast [Rebirth], let alone casting it for a small character like Mana.
Wesley’s words made Solanton completely desperate. Mana was his cousin who was also a member of the same faction. The fatty was quick-witted. After accepting the assignment of a sir from above, he did not hesitate to stay in a small place like Town Gudam for many years and made a lot of ‘political achievements’. It was the time to shine now. After building rapport with Eliza, he was so close to becoming the Yang Shao Capital’s bishop, but he unexpectedly suffered such a sudden death!
This not only jeopardized the sir’s calculations, but as the person in charge of the church, Solanton also had an inevitable responsibility when Mana died in the Garden City. In this sensitive period, once a hostile faction seized the opportunity to use the subject, it was likely that he would also become a sacrificial pawn.
“Pastor Mana was stabbed to death?” Eliza, who was treating Roy’s poisonous wound, frowned, “Are any of the assassins alive?”
Wesley looked at the bodies of the assassins on the ground that were beginning to melt automatically. He shook his head, “This is a strict professional organization. Judging from the assassination just now, Mana’s death shouldn’t be accidental.”
“No matter what.” Eliza stood up slowly as her gaze was fixed on the Fatty City Lord who rushed over to check Mana’s body, “City Lord Kraut, you should give me and the church an explanation.”
Although Kraut didn’t suffer any harm just now, his body was completely drenched in a cold sweat at the moment. Half of it was because of the fright that he had received from the assassination just now and half of it was due to the terror now.
The purpose of inviting Eliza, Solanton and others to the banquet this time was to resolve the misunderstandings of the previous Reserve Light Knight incident. Although Solanton was only the head of a city-level church and under him, Solanton was backed by the Holy Church. The Holy Church was the spokesperson of the Light God and the undisputed ‘guider’ of the human world. The divine power even surpassed the monarchy of any emperor or king.
The relationship between Kraut and Solanton had not been very harmonious, but the real reason for the trouble with Lord Walli this time was Tenisio’s promise that if another person controlled the church of the Garden City, there would be a great leap in cooperation and interest. What surprised Fatty City Lord was that Tenisio had taken into account a lot of things, but he actually missed the little beast tamer, ‘Richard’. It could also be said that Solanton miraculously reversed the situation. Kraut regretted it at that moment.
This invitation was to give a positive attitude to re-establish the relationship with Solanton, and also to please the Holy Lady’s apprentice and cardinal’s niece, Ms. Eliza. However, such a terrifying assassination happened in his own territory which also killed a local leader of the church. If this matter was elevated, he might lose his position as the city lord.
“Ms. Eliza, I, I, I… I really didn’t know that this would happen…” Fatty City Lord said incoherently, completely devoid of his usual eloquence.
“The Dagger Brotherhood!” Solanton suddenly remembered something and called out, “Mana was assassinated by the Dagger Brotherhood twice on the way before coming to the Garden City. This should be the third time!”
“I’ve heard of this organization.” Eliza showed a thoughtful expression, “But if it’s just to deal with Pastor Mana, it’s impossible to choose this kind of timing to assassinate. Mana is probably only incidental; I’m their main goal.”
When the Fatty City Lord heard it, he regained his senses and quickly agreed, “Yes, no matter what, this damn assassin organization is definitely involved! I will definitely investigate this matter with all my power and report it to the capital to uproot the Dagger Brotherhood!”
Whether it is the work of the Dagger Brotherhood, I need to get a black sheep in the first place to explain to Eliza. As for who is behind the mastermind and what is the purpose, I’ll leave this kind of high-tech serious problem to the church itself. Thinking of this, Fatty City Lord immediately ordered the closure of the manor. He also expanded the scope of the search to the entire Garden City and strictly investigated unknown people. In fact, the Garden City was so large, and the strength and methods of those assassins were topnotch. It was definitely difficult to find out what the result was with the garrison guard alone. This move was more of indicating his attitude.
Mana was dead, so this meal could no longer be continued. These people in the church must be calmed first. Fatty City Lord offered a large sum of money to comfort and appease the church people while arranging manpower to clean up the scene.
However, unexpected changes happened again.
Eliza was listening casually to Fatty City Lord’s compliment when suddenly a strong crisis emerged. This feeling had no warning beforehand; it was entirely due to the battle instinct from repeated tempering. At this moment, Chen Rui’s voice sounded, “Ms. Eliza, watch your back!”
Behind Eliza was a short bodyguard who was clearing the bodies. However, it was this ordinary guard who suddenly exploded with a terrifying murderous intent the second after Chen Rui shouted.
No one would have thought that after the assassination, there would be a second assassination! In other words, the previous assassination was just a fake move, this blow was the real killing move!
The murderous intent target was Eliza!
In an instant, everyone felt that the entire sky seemed to turn into a sea of blood that was full of a massacre and death vibe. Everyone was affected by the terrifying pressure. They could hardly breathe and move. In contrast, the suppression of the [Dark Sky] just now was just a kid’s trick. This was just an aftereffect of the murderous intent!
With a terrifying will of death, a light stream swept toward the heart’s position on Eliza’s back at an indescribable speed. Eliza, who felt the threat of death, had her hair all over her body stood up. Her eyes were gleaming with silver light as a powerful spirit burst out. Eliza no longer hid any power at the critical moment of life and death.
Everyone around her was blown away by the powerful repulsive force except for the will of death.
The light stream only paused, then it cast a heavy blow to Eliza’s back. However, Eliza had already used this precious pause time to take advantage of the momentum to thrust forward which not only weakened the power of the blow, but she also dodged the vital parts.
Even so, Eliza still couldn’t completely avoid the blow. She spat out a mouthful of blood. A hole was actually penetrated in the ground.
After Eliza was struck, she twisted her body quickly and turned her palm into a knife. She threw her arm like a whip. The ‘guard’ assassin behind her did not manage to regain his stance. The left shoulder was slashed by the knife. The assassin immediately flew backward with a muffled sound.
A large fan-shaped crack appeared on the ground which had stretched for nearly 10 meters in an instant. Several tall pillars were shattered and collapsed by the intangible aftershock. The bodies of the guards who didn’t manage to dodge burst open. The power contained in the strike was evident.
After the assassin missed a blow, he seemed to know that it would be difficult to do more, so he decisively chose to retreat. By borrowing the power of Eliza’s blow, he fled into the darkness in a few blinks.
Eliza held her right chest with agony as she spat out another mouthful of blood. Her body shook a little, “Wesley, hurry up. Send me back to church and ask Paul to come and help me heal my injuries!”
The Light Knights quickly protected Eliza and returned to the church. Solanton and Chen Rui followed them with a bunch of friars, leaving only the Sir City Lord drenched in cold sweat standing there, feeling helpless for a while.
On the other side, a short and thin figure wearing a security guard uniform held onto his left shoulder and sprinted quickly in the night. Suddenly, the figure stopped and looked behind him vigilantly, but he found nothing unusual.
Just after the assassin turned his head, he was shocked to see that a figure had already been waiting in front. The figure’s face was blurry; only the pair of eyes were shining, exuding a faint destructive breath.
TL: Shura? Who is behind these assassinations?
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