In the next moment, a sentence appeared in Annan’s mind.
The Old Grandmother directed the message to him via the dragon language. Just hearing this, Annan felt his [Health Points] dropping rapidly.
“[Austere-Winter] was born before the four seasons and even before the birth of light and fire. It was originally used to describe the nascent earth, the sky’s stillness like a dying old man; The hatred of things…”
I’m at my limit!
Annan had already lost consciousness.
His health was at a precarious 1% when he woke up again. The interior of the Frost Tower was covered with another layer of enchanting frost.
However, the first two sentences of the “Secret of Creation” were firmly engraved in Annan’s heart.
“You said with a straight face for me to fight by myself with determination and will…”
But didn’t you give me a bunch of good stuff in private?
Annan muttered softly.
He was blessed with the Supreme Influence of the Lord of Frost.
There were additional gifts from the Old Grandmother too.
Next, the ritual would officially start.
Annan placed the transcender corpses in a circle around him according to the twelve points on the clock.
The corpses all lay flat with their faces up and their palms down. Annan had already shaved their hair bald previously. Those bald heads were in a circle, leaning against his feet.
Annan took out the “light-concealing ice cube” curse vessel Kafni made for him.
It was like an oval ice grain the size of a grape and looked like a light bulb. However, it was not dazzling and probably at the same brightness as a desk lamp often used by students.
They were stored in a small women’s lantern. The lantern had a white silk lampshade, and it was even embroidered with patterns composed of hollow sterling silver and finely polished crystal.
This was Kafni’s favorite lantern… and also the lone lantern she lit behind her when she decimated her enemies as the “Shadow Demon”.
When Annan’s hand was on the lampshade, he could even feel a touch of warmth. That was the heat of light left behind when the light struck the lampshade. If it wasn’t for the fact that Annan’s [Perception] attribute was very high now, he might not have noticed the difference from room temperature because he was in the freezing Frost Tower.
But when Annan touched the ice, he felt an immense chill.
That was the “feeling of having the chill adhere to his skin surface”.
It was like licking a metal railing in winter or touching dry ice with bare hands. However, the sensation was down by a notch.
But if ordinary people were to touch this ice cube, there was a high probability that they would suffer immense frostbite.
The ice cube obviously stored light, but how was it colder than ordinary ice?
It was in a container made of crystal, but it did not melt at room temperature.
But there was white mist puffing out of it when Annan’s hand held it.
Annan gently placed it under the corpse’s tongue and closed its mouth to hide the light.
The transcender corpses that had been frozen for a long time in the freezer showed a blemish hue on their skin. Not to mention any body temperature, the body was frosty.
But even so, the “light-concealing ice cube” would melt once it left its original transparent container.
On the other hand, Annan stood in the middle of all the corpses with his eyes closed. His face showed signs of calm breathing.
The heavy rain outside the tower was unstoppable.
The rolling clouds gradually gathered and became lower in pressure.
The citizens had already returned home, and the heavy rain roared in the city.
With Annan’s current mana pool, it was not difficult to keep the [Notion Rain] running. Noah was already about to rain, and Annan’s effort was merely the icing on the cake.
However, it did rob away the light under the sky.
It was pitch black inside the Frost Tower.
Annan stood quietly in the center, motionless. The twelve “light-concealing ice cubes” kept shining in the same rhythm as his breathing.
The highest-level influence Annan held was like the eye of a storm, attracting the magic power from the surrounding heaven and earth from afar.
The incomparably overcast and cold magic power continuously gathered from the Frost Tower and the heavy rain outside. Part of it was absorbed into Annan’s body, and another part sank into the corpse beneath his feet.
The light hidden in the body could not penetrate the restraint of the corpse. Soon, the corpse gradually became like glass, transparent and shining.
“Old Grandmother [Reguetto]…” Annan whispered Old Grandmother’s real name.
With Annan’s chant, incomparable frost power oozed from Annan’s side.
A thin layer of frost gradually formed on the skin of Annan and the corpses. Even Annan’s heartbeat slowed down. He felt freezing energy remodeling his lungs, trachea, and nasopharynx.
He quickly opened his mouth and read out Mr. Ray’s real name again: “Baldr…protect me…”
“—I can hear you, Divine Transporter…Is something wrong?”
Some familiar voices sounded in Annan’s heart, “It’s [Chill of the Winter Sun], right?
“Let me help you.”
The next moment, an incomparably splendid, brilliant golden light burst out from Annan’s body.
He was covered in a layer of ice, but it did not stop the light from shooting out.
It was like a “light-concealing ice cube”.
Twelve hours, twelve months, and twelve corpses form the symbol of twelve upright deities.
Immense chill air and brilliance seeped out from the twelve corpses. Annan stood in the middle, and the cold air gradually froze his body. The radiant light roamed freely in his body as if he were carving or healing something.
The brilliance on the twelve corpses gradually faded, and the ice cubes melted completely. On the other hand, Annan was in a standing state, enclosed in ice, and his body exuded a dazzling light.
The light resembled some kind of liquid. It trembled and dripped off the ice, gradually seeping into Annan’s lungs.
This process was repeated for several hours until sunset.
As Annan’s mana properties were altered, the “ice” and “light” disappeared simultaneously.
Then, Annan slowly opened his eyes.
He took a deep breath… It was like taking a puff of a cigarette and slowly exhaling it, but what he exhaled was a frigid cold wind capable of freezing mortals instantly.
[You have completed the ritual perfectly. Therefore, your Will attribute receives +2 bonuses.]
[You have acquired the aptitude type ability “Chill of the Winter Sun”, and the aptitude is termed the “Frostscale Dragon”.]
[Chill of the Winter Sun (Aptitude): You can freely alter breathing as “Chill of the Winter Sun”, and this process will continue to consume order mana.]
[When inhaling, you can extract living creatures’ heat and life energy from the air. The extracted life energy can be used to restore some of your injuries.]
[When exhaling, a frigid cold wind will be sent over. Its effect is equivalent to the Dragon’s Breath used by the “Frostscale Dragon” of the same age. Living creatures killed by this wind cannot be resurrected by all means below the Truth Rank.]
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