Annan hadn’t seen the details in that snippet yet.
The picture floating in front of his eyes began to rewind at several times the original speed.
He felt his consciousness suddenly “fall back”.
It was like when he was standing on the street, he was suddenly bumped by someone and took two steps back, and then he woke up instantly.
When Annan opened his eyes again, he happened to see the “Blood-stained Kitchen Knife” standing on the ground, emitting unpleasant blue smoke. Those cursed materials had all been burned to the ground, and countless shallow knife marks had also broken the blood-soaked seven-pointed star.
The system notifications appeared belatedly, with only three short prompts:
[You have consumed “Basic Influence: One Step Ahead” in the ritual.]
[You have consumed “Basic Influence: Echoes of Infinite Overlaps” in the ritual.]
[Ritual: Prophetic Fragment has failed due to “missing key material”.]
“…What?” Annan was startled.
“Vasily, this ritual seems to have become a ritual called the ‘Prophetic Fragment’.” He hurriedly asked, “The influence of the Mirror Realm has also been consumed. Is everything going to be okay?”
“What?” Vasily was also a little surprised.
He stepped forward, squatted down, and thoughtfully checked on the ritual area, “So that’s the case…”
Later, he smiled and said to Annan, “You didn’t suffer any loss. Anyway, your goal is to make a curse vessel, and the combination of two influences will make it stronger.
“‘The Prophetic Fragment is a complex ancient ritual that requires advanced influence. It is the age when the ‘Prophet School’ hasn’t yet been founded in ancient times. The children, who were chosen by the ritual to be divine and responsible for playing the role of ‘Prophet’, see snippets of the future through this ritual.
“This ritual even requires the construction of a special building as the ritual area, and the ritual itself will last for more than three days. The material we are preparing now cannot support the completion of this ritual at all.
“But looking at it now, the influence of the two realms of ‘mirror’ and ‘blade’ can be catalyzed by a certain component of the ‘Lucky Sanctuary’ ritual, and become ‘Advanced Influence: A Fleeting Bubble’…”
Vasily muttered, taking out a notebook and quickly jotting it down.
He did not know exactly under what conditions this influence was given birth.
After all, the mirror image was the realm under the new deity “the Man in the Mirror”. He had basically never stepped on the mortal ground, and naturally, there wasn’t much of His influence. This influence was perhaps even rarer than the “Fleeting Bubble”.
But anyway, I should also jot it down first.
Annan also asked Vasily for a piece of paper and quickly wrote down all the future snippets he saw from the hallucination, just in case he had forgotten it all, like waking up from a dream.
After a short silence, they quickly noted down everything they wanted to record.
“How long have I been in the ritual?” Annan asked casually, “I don’t feel like it has even taken five or six seconds.”
“What an exaggeration,” Vasily couldn’t help but laugh. “It’s been about three minutes since you passed out.”
…That’s really fast.
It’s a pity that I can’t get to hear Lady Luck’s voice at this time.
If Annan were to hear Lady Luck’s voice, he would probably get another “Luck” realm influence. For example, “Lady Luck’s Remains”.
It would be a little troublesome, but Annan was also curious.
After all, he had only heard the voices of two upright deities so far.
Aside from the incomprehensible dragon language of Old Grandmother, Annan at least had a clear idea of the Silver Sire’s situation.
From the title, “Lady Luck” might be a cheerful deity. This familiar name made Annan a little curious about her.
Seeing that the unpleasant green smoke on the kitchen knife was gradually dissipating, Annan stepped forward and picked up his beloved small kitchen knife.
Then Annan discovered that its name had changed.
[Annan’s Boning Knife]
[Type: Weapon/Tool (Purple)]
[Description: A sharp boning knife with countless mirror images, which may never be depleted.]
[Effect: Every time this item is thrown, you can choose to throw it in the form of “mirror image” or “main body”. When it’s thrown in “mirror image” form, it still deals the normal damage to the enemy, but the mirror image disappears after completing the attack. It works the same as the Prophet school’s spell [Mirror Image Throw]. After the boning knife’s mirror image shatters, it resurfaces in the wielder’s hand.]
[Effect: The holder will suffer from curses “Painting Destroyer”, “Extraordinary Throw”, “Retaliation”.]
[Painting Destroyer: If the holder sees a portrait of a middle-aged woman while wielding the [Annan’s Boning Knife], he must throw the boning knife out within 3 seconds. Otherwise, the holder will be injured by the kitchen knife.]
[Extraordinary Throw: When this item was thrown, it would automatically search for enemies in a small area as if the Edict school spell of the same name was applied.]
[Retaliation: When the enemy has locked on the holder and the attack has not yet hit, the holder can throw this item at the attacker. This item will automatically lock on the attacker, and the flight speed will be increased by three folds as if activating the blade realm divine art “One Step Ahead”.]
—The curse vessel was actually named after Annan!
“Wait, this strange effect…” Annan saw that the knife stopped oozing out blood, and the shape had changed slightly. The most important thing was that the blade of the boning knife gave a chilly glimmer.
It’s really strong…
When I’m about to be attacked, I can throw this item out immediately.
Facing the enemy who dared to attack him, Annan could hit the enemy as long as the throw’s trajectory wasn’t too off, given the effect of [Retaliation] and [Extraordinary Throw].
So, it works just like a shield counter?
Also, the curse vessel made with [Infinitely Overlapping Echoes] seemed quite powerful.
The special effect of the Mirror Realm was actually infinite throws!
Although Annan could only throw one at a time, the knife would return to his hand like a boomerang.
Annan suddenly had some evil thoughts in his heart. He wanted to get some benefits from the Man in the Mirror.
Although this function wasn’t particularly useful, it made things more convenient.
The weapon was underwhelming at the start. After the enhancement from the curse, it had become a Purple Grade bonding knife. He almost couldn’t hold back and add the occult knowledge of Old Grandmother into the weapon.
I wonder if this kitchen knife can slow down the opponent with the influence extracted from Old Grandmother…
Annan looked at the powerful weapon he just got with stars in his eyes.
For some reason, this kitchen knife always gave him the illusion of “Should I make some equipment to strengthen my defense”…
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