As Annan spoke, the “Candle Dog” seemed to have suddenly realized something and stopped attacking the players. Instead, the dog retreated a few steps back and then began to devour himself frantically.
Its body looked like a fat Shar-Pei  about one meter tall, but it had no nose nor eyes. Its head looked more like a tube with several rings of sharp teeth.
There was no skin on its body, but only layers of white fat burning with flames. When it moved, these fats trembled slightly… After the flames had burned out, traces of wax were left on its path.
The previous attack came from this monster.
Its slender and soft neck had bent, nibbling on itself, and then spat out incendiary bombs.
The white wax oil it spat could burn continuously on the rock wall for more than ten seconds. Undoubtedly, once the players got hit by it, they would no longer be able to fight anymore.
“This is the apostle of the Deity of Lamps and Candles, the Light Chasing Beast. It will attack all creatures without a light source… If you leave it alone, it will wolf itself swiftly.”
Kafni’s voice sounded beside Annan, “But the wax oil on it is a precious material, called ‘White Liquid Fire’. So please freeze it alive, Your Highness. I want that material to repair my lantern.”
Kafni’s voice was filled with resentment as her lantern was destroyed previously.
Annan nodded, “Sure, it’s a piece of cake.”
As soon as his sentence ended, a layer of frost appeared on the ground silently. Frigid cold air encircled the battlefield. The players even found it difficult to breathe, and their feet became freezing.
It was like stepping on ice with thin shoes.
Though, the spell was unlike before.
The players didn’t see any signs at all… Previously, there used to be veil-like white curse ripples that spread out from Annan’s feet like water waves.
But this time, the surrounding temperature suddenly dropped without warning.
Kafni opened her eyes slightly.
The ruby-clear pupils were full of curiosity and wonder.
…He actually became stronger again.
Should I say… as expected of Annan?
Kafni’s perception was accurate.
After Annan cleared “Nightmare: Reflection”, he found that the [Shared Experience Pool] in reserve was just enough to increase his wizard profession by 1 level.
As a result, his profession panel had grown into:
Wizard (Energy Falteration School) LV18: [Instant Spell LV4 (Chilling Touch, Slothful Eye, N/A, N/A)], [Guided Spell LV4 (Impeding Wall, Frost Field, Notion Rain, Denial of Life)], [Chant Spell LV2 (Frost Wheel, N/A)], [Ritual Spell LV1 (N/A)]
On the other hand, Annan’s [Perception] attribute had just exceeded 40.
—When Annan met Kafni for the first time, his [Perception] attribute was only 31. However, it had only been less than a week, and Annan’s main attribute had increased by one-third.
It could be Annan had respawned quite a bit, or possibly because he had an outstanding perception… But the most likely reason was that Annan had his frost element 100% awakened.
His most commonly used guided spell [Frost Nova] finally ushered in the first evolution.
[Frost Field (Guided): Render the temperature of the specified object (air/water/earth/living creature, etc.) drop rapidly in the spherical space within a radius of 40 meters (depending on the Perception attribute), and makes its surface brittle. In the Frost Field, every time the enemy runs/attacks/dodges/get attacked, there will be a mandatory Constitution check . If the check fails, the enemy shall suffer a “Chilling Touch” spell. For every 3.6s (depending on the total level of wizard profession – 5), 5 Order Power will be consumed to sustain the effect.]
Annan’s spell had become much more potent.
In the past, the [Frost Nova] consumed additional mana to activate “Chilling Touch” to freeze the targets. The attacks were like tides, rushing out wave after wave along with Annan’s heartbeat. It was a rhythmic attack and was easy to be dodged and evade. Worse still, it could be hindered easily with a wall.
But that has become different now.
After the spell evolved, Annan could freeze people through walls.
Moreover, the frozen enemies were more vulnerable now. Annan’s spell had amplified the players’ attack power in a sense.
Every time the enemy committed a slightly more significant movement, their movement would be interrupted by the cold air that suddenly penetrated their body. It had become a practical and supportive spell that controlled the enemies. At least at its first appearance, it quickly interrupted the enemy’s momentum.
The first to notice the effect wasn’t Jiu Er but Lin Yiyi.
She suddenly noticed that the movements of the two Skeleton Guardians beside her were sluggish for a moment.
After taking a careful look, she noticed that their joints were covered with thin ice at some point. The weight of these ices wasn’t devastating, but they had hindered their movement greatly as if turning these skeletons into rusty machine dolls.
Lin Yiyi took advantage of the situation.
After slamming her iron pipe heavily twice, she broke two Skeleton Guardians’ knees. The points of shatter had erupted frosty white mists.
Before the skeletons fell on the floor, Lin Yiyi swung the metal pipe in her hand horizontally, knocking their skeleton heads away like golf balls.
Oh, they have weakened… Lin Yiyi realized it firsthand.
As for Jiu Er, her Level 7 [All-out Blow] only forced her into a 6 seconds cooldown period before activating the next.
Her next [All-out Blow] directly shattered the Skeleton Guardian’s spine in front of her. Although she felt that the enemy had weakened, it wasn’t a big change for her.
Anyway, she could instantly kill the enemies no matter what. The difference was negligible.
The Light Chasing Beast had seemingly realized the situation. It cowered in fear and stopped devouring himself.
It didn’t dare to spray those viscous white wax oil on Annan.
The Light Chasing Beast just kept retreating. At the same time, it spat out the pure white wax oil on the ground as if it was vomiting. It made a grunting sound like packet milk that was almost emptied, probably whimpering and begging for mercy.
However, just as the beast stepped back, Annan had already inserted the white guillotine in his left hand on the ground. He raised his left hand and chanted,
“The frost is the wheel—”
“—The bones are its path!”
Annan didn’t launch his attack on the Light Chasing Beast immediately.
As the Light Chasing Beast continued to retreat, its body surface had started to be frozen.
As Annan’s chant ended, five crystal-colored flames ignited at Annan’s fingertips. A faint ice-blue magic circle emerged and then quickly dispersed.
After Annan flicked his left hand forward slightly, a hollowed-out and gorgeous frost wheel flew out of his palm with ice-blue light rays intertwined at its core!
The Frost Wheel rolled on the ground like a darting tire.
A layer of pale white frost marks instantly appeared on the warehouse floor.
The Frost Wheel rammed directly into one of the attacking Skeleton Guardians, closest to Annan!
The Skeleton Guardian held its iron shield to brace for the wheel attack.
Bang— just like the sound of glass breaking.
The shield in the Skeleton Guardian’s hand was useless against the Frost Wheel. The wheel went straight through the protection, sucking the skeleton into it!
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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