How did he turn into ice? Annan’s silver-white vertical pupils shrank slightly.
Soon, he quickly realized what was happening. Benjamin cast this spell before.
It’s the Idol spell [Substitute], but why would the Rotten Man know Idol spells?
During the era when the Rotten Man became a deity, the Wizard War hadn’t commenced yet. Alchemists were purely alchemists. If one desired to learn spells from other schools, it was extremely difficult. Now, spell knowledge was shared publicly for all wizards, enabling the “alteration” school’s apprentices to learn spells from other schools.
Salvatore stared at Annan from across the room confused, “What is this…?”
Benjamin glanced at Salvatore and replied casually, “This is self-alteration. Annan carried out a Taboo Alchemy spell known for its high-risk factor.
“Also, stop shouting. Annan can’t hear you. He’s already poisoned.”
The old wizard looked at Annan deeply and said calmly, “The Rotten Man was a famous perfume master before he became a deity. He utilized his personally concocted perfumes to murder the regent queen dowager without leaving any evidence, and imposed the new king into power. The tale was recorded in [Red Rose and White Rose].”
The [Blades of Light] that popped out of Annan slowly retracted into the “eyes.”
The shattered ice pieces melted quickly; they quickly scattered in Annan’s arms, falling to the ground.
Suddenly, the ice pieces spewed out a large amount of purple slime. The viscous slime glued Annan from all directions as if he was a butterfly in amber.
“Hmph.” The Rotten Man’s chuckled.
Then, the ice pieces in the air gathered and manifested into the Rotten Man behind Annan.
He still wore that same white robe and white mask, and there wasn’t even the slightest wound on his body.
“This is the end.” Looking at the trapped Annan, the Rotten Man smiled and snapped his fingers lightly.
Click! Following the crisp snap, the purple slime that enveloped Annan exploded!
The shockwaves coming from the explosion collapsed the surrounding walls, releasing a wave of scorching hot air and dense smoke. They assaulted Annan from all sides, trapping him in the air.
Immediately after, an eye behind Annan lost its light.
The smoke and fire coming from the explosion swarmed back to its source as if time had been rewound, re-manifesting back into purple slime.
This time, before the slime stuck onto Annan, they exploded when they came into contact with the existing flame!
Consecutive explosions took place around Annan incessantly!
The supposedly lethal explosion didn’t blast Annan away. Instead, the impact force was enough to hold Annan in place, keeping him in a steady stream of chain explosions!
It was beyond doubt that Annan had no way out from his imminent demise.
As long as the power of the curse didn’t run dry, the high-intensity chain of explosions could last indefinitely. Given the Rotten Man’s abundant mana, this mirror image alone sufficed to extend the blast to three minutes.
“In your pathetic and short life, you have not left any long-lasting legacy to the world.”
The corners of his mouth rose slightly, “But it is a grand curtain drop to have your life taken by me.”
History will remember this moment, and you will compliment the stage on “The Birth of the Immortal Deity!”
All of a sudden, three light beams emerged from the smoke without warning.
The beams were so quick that the Rotten Man couldn’t even react when they penetrated his chest and abdomen!
Immediately after, the three light blades filled with a silver colour, solidified, and stuck within the Rotten Man’s body.
That was Silver Sire’s Divine Art, [Silver Hand].
He dragged himself out of the range of the explosions by following the trails of light left by the blades, straight towards the Rotten Man.
However, Annan didn’t open his arms to hug the Rotten Man this time; he just laughed and stared at Him with wide open eyes.
His azure pupils seemed to be shining like a child. The joy and excitement exuding from it were extremely pure!
“I’m not so sure about that!” As Annan flew out of the dense smoke, he clasped his hands tightly together as if praying silently.
This motion resembled Annan trying to hammer the Rotten Man’s head with his bare fists.
The ongoing attack wasn’t Frost Nova nor Impeding Wall either.
The sacred golden eyes and runes on Annan’s body turned into silver eyes and black runes in the blink of an eye.
An incomparably potent and violent mana immersed Annan thoroughly.
An ominous air enveloped Annan.
The sharp light blades protruding from the “eyes” on his body immediately melted and turned into icy, silver gray tentacles.
At the next moment, a silver-coloured negative energy storm spread into the surroundings from Annan!
Lin Yiyi felt a sense of horror just by looking directly at the shadowy rays of light.
She felt chills upon her back and trembled uncontrollably. As the storm came closer, she was swallowed up.
Before she was knocked into the air by the storm, the room she was staying in was sheltered by a mysterious golden brilliance. The immense fear in her heart faded away slowly.
She looked at Benjamin puzzledly with lingering fear in her eyes.
“You can treat this place more or less like a sanctuary.” Sitting on the chair, Benjamin didn’t panic at all, “This level of negative energy storm is enough to make the new deity feel endangered.
“Though the deity hasn’t been completely born yet, with the intelligence of His previous life. He would know to protect Himself from danger.”
The Level 41 Annan was barely able to perfectly exert the full potential of [Chaos Spell: Denial of Life].
—Any creature in range would be shoved 30 steps away from Annan and subjected to an instant-death probability check based on their respective Will attribute.
Salvatore was a little worried, “Spells that powerful would probably be a Chaos Spell, right?”
“Salvatore, you should not abuse Chaos Spells but there is no need to be afraid of them either.” Benjamin shook his head slightly and sighed in a low voice.
On the other side, Annan held onto the three silver swords and flew towards the Rotten Man.
The negative energy fluctuations that spread out from him drove the Rotten Man backward to the air.
Annan deliberately launched the Rotten Man into the air to avoid hurting innocent people. He soared with the Rotten Man alongside the silver sword stuck in His body. Finally, he utilized the gray tentacles to entangle the Rotten Man’s limbs with him to make sure they wouldn’t fall to the ground.
The battle scene unfolded was peculiar.
Annan appeared as if stepping on the thin air and took Him into the sky.
Someone on Lin Yiyi’s live broadcast blurted out.
“—I’ve seen this move before!”
“—Isn’t this Reverse Lotus ?”
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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