Through Hugo’s previous inquiry, Bernardino already knew his opponent’s stance.
He wants to buy more time, but that will be futile.
Bernardino was in a hurry, but he was not racing against just a couple of minutes or hours.
Or is it simply his stance to reject me?
“But, is there a meaning to this?” Bernardino sighed lowly.
The next moment, the walls around them collapsed inward in an instant.
The stone of unknown material had collapsed inward, transforming into dark black sharp shadow blades during the process.
That was a blow enough to sever the stainless steel armor in an instant!
However, a black half-body giant rose from the mud behind Bernardino. It suddenly extended two huge hands to grab Bernardino!
As soon as the shadow blades struck the giant, its advancement immediately slowed down.
But these shadow blades suddenly lit up with white light the next moment.
After about one-eighth of a second, the shadow blades exploded!
The shockwave alone kicked up the dust, and the “mud” on the ground was blasted into a big hole. They were not actually mud, but the realm incarnated through the power of elements.
Only the power of the same level could destroy the power of elements!
Before Bernardino could counterattack, Hugo disappeared into the wizard tower without warning, like a phantom. It appeared as if he had never appeared before.
After the explosion, the black mud giant was thinned by a large layer.
Dust from the explosion permeated the air.
Suddenly, the dust glowed in white again. The scene was like many stars lit up around Bernardino.
There came a more robust explosion than the previous attack, accompanied by waves of light and air bursting out into the surroundings!
This time, even one of the outer walls of this floor was blown through.
The surging airwaves brought by the explosion roared out. Then, like a cannonball, the explosion dispersed the clouds outside the tower!
However, just before the third explosion…
Issac reached out suddenly, his lips moving slightly.
[—Completed the countermeasure.]
The moment the dust floating around lit up again, they suddenly stopped in place.
In a world invisible to the naked eye, they generated a reverse alteration process at the moment of the explosion. The power of the two alteration magic canceled out perfectly, and the chain alteration ended. Thus, they become pure, powerless glitter dust.
“[Chain explosion]?” Bernardino recognizes the magic that took place.
It was not an overly complicated alteration spell per se. The only challenge was the time gap between its two explosions.
Typically, this spell was used to lay an ambush on the battlefield. After an explosion or some while later, it would explode again in place. Since the trap was triggered once, the enemy would subconsciously deem the area that had exploded as “safe”. This spell operated in this train of thought, inducing the secondary detonation in the “safe zone”.
In general, this spell required Black Fire as the spell casting material to trigger.
Hugo altered the wall material into shadow blades and induced an explosion from it. Although it was a small trick, it was indeed magic at the tower master level.
In the next moment, the floor beneath their feet suddenly collapsed.
The floor instantly turned into a dense sea of electric currents. Those who fell into it would be burned to ashes by the high temperature in the blink of an eye; the electric current would decimate its victim into powder.
However, the fighting parties did not fall.
Hugo did not dissipate the black mud entirely. Instead, they cling to the walls on both sides, and the weak points of contact were enough to support Bernardino for a moment.
It did not even exist for ⅒ a second, and Issac converted them back into ordinary dirt.
There were several patches of ugly dirt on the solid black walls, floors, and ceilings, giving off a sense of incongruity.
Immediately after that, dense runes appeared and spread on the wall. There were many “eyes” on the runes of the wall. Each shot out high-temperature lasers, and the lasers were then reflected on the opposing wall.
With the reflection of the laser ensuing indefinitely, the initially sparse lasers had multiplied rapidly. In the end, the scorching lasers filled the entire corridor!
There was no doubt that this was a fatal trap.
If Bernardino came alone, he might be vaporized in an instant.
[Huh, you dare to play with light in front of me?]
Even if he was in the soul state, the corner of Issac’s mouth raised slightly, revealing a smile carrying a hint of contempt on his translucent face.
The dust condensed in the air around them and was transformed into spinning prisms.
When those scorching lasers were two meters away from Bernardino, they were reverted and converged to the top of the tower!
A surging stream of rainbow-colored light instantly penetrated three floors of the tower. After a short delay, it penetrated directly from the top floor of Swamp’s Black Tower and shot straight into the sky!
An intense beam of iridescent light could be seen gushing out above the Black Tower, even at a distance beyond 10 kilometers.
After about 30 seconds, the light gradually dissipated.
The surrounding walls turned red.
The next alteration magic seemed to be readied.
However, Bernardino had found his way to the top of the tower.
He would blast his way out if he could not find his path!
A black flame suddenly lit up in Bernardino’s eyes. The rune on his skin glowed again, and the burning rate of Sage’s Stone flowing in his veins instantly doubled.
Black mud splashed out and stained the wall that the lasers had blasted.
Countless black lines pierced through the black giant’s body, connecting to the silt on each floor. Immediately afterward, its body suddenly rose, like a giant spider with more than a hundred legs pulled by a three-dimensional mobile device. It grabbed Bernardino and quickly climbed to the top of the wizard tower.
The slender shadow with a dark body had no arms and no face. The tower master, “Hugo”, was waiting for him in the middle of the room.
This was a top-secret place.
It was also a place of inheritance.
Only the place where the tower master and the son of the tower could come.
No wizards could imagine what the scene here was like.
There was nothing around.
In the black space, let alone entertainment facilities, there was not even a seat, a table, or a lamp. If it wasn’t like having a hole punched in this place, but it was pitch black, and nothing could be seen.
Those things were meaningless to the tower master.
“I have seemed to damage the original wizard tower terribly.” The corners of Bernardino’s mouth rose, and the flat tone was marked by arrogance and pretentiousness.
“If this level of damage can bring destruction, it’s not a wizard tower anymore.” The tired young voice didn’t come out of “Hugo”.
Instead, it came out from the ceiling in the center.
The next moment, it was like ejecting a battery.
A cylindrical cabin slowly fell from above.
It flipped upside down as it approached the ground and opened the hatch.
A thick, unidentified liquid spilled onto the ground.
A human-shaped gap was revealed.
The young man, who was wet and not wearing an inch of clothing, walked out from the inside with some staggering.
The crimson brilliance flashed in the young man’s eyes.
The flames swept through the whole body in the blink of an eye. It was like a magic show. The nutrient solution on his body was transformed into a complex and mysterious robe.
“You really haven’t gotten old…” Bernardino squinted his eyes slightly and sighed in a low voice, “Immortality in exchange for freedom. Do you like it?”
“My goal was never immortality.” Hugo replied calmly, “The mission of the Alpha Tower is to provide the world with the fire of wisdom. Just like the original tower master, Lord Prometheus.
“Immortality is just a ‘tool’ that allows me to perform my duties until I find an heir.”
After spitting out Hugo, the entire wizard tower seemed to have lost its energy and gradually stopped running.
In other words, Swamp’s Black Tower, the “Alpha Tower”, had stopped the power supply of all other functions and facilities. Instead, it had given all its energy to the tower master, Hugo.
“I have never expected myself to beat you with a mere projection.” Behind Hugo, a pure crimson flame roared, “I just don’t want to burn my students to death with my own hands.”
A half-body humanoid made of never-ending flames rose from the ground. Hound-like claws surrounded Hugo in the middle, turning the surrounding environment into a never-ending sea of fire in the blink of an eye.
The entire Black Tower was like massive upright firewood, ignited from top to bottom and burst into flames after a delay of several seconds, instantly releasing terrifying light and heat.
The surrounding swamps and plants were all scorched by the surging flames.
The dazzling brilliance released by the tower-shaped torch could be seen throughout the kingdom.
Alteration Wizard was never short of attack methods.
They were just afraid of whether their attacks hurt their teammates.
How terrifying an unscrupulous Alteration Wizard could be? No one dared to imagine.
This was also why Salvatore’s “Shadow” must always be treated vigilantly and sealed.
“Since you have killed all my students, you also set me free.” Hugo’s voice was cold and rational in the sea of fire, “If you want my soul, then you can try. If you want to escape from your destiny, then let me kill you.
“If it’s just buying time, I’m pretty confident with myself no matter how long it will be.”
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