Chapter 54- Ice Mage
The only remaining Skeleton Warriors rushed to the forefront. As soon as it approached the humans, it immediately raised in its hand the bone sword, sweeping it toward Cheng Yang’s team line of defense. With its attack power, the first warrior to get hit was bound to be sent flying.
Standing in the forefront Liu Hao saw this situation, and instantly his stature flashed to the front of the warriors, as he got ready to intercept the Skeleton Warrior. Using his shield, he blocked the incoming bone sword.
“Bang…!” a loud noise sounded, hurting the eardrums of several people surrounding it.
As the person involved, Liu Hao also didn’t feel any better. Although he went all-out to meet the enemy head-on, but the strength of the opposition had twice his overall property. Fortunately, his shield could offset some of the damage, allowing him to endure the strike without being sent flying.
The Skeleton Warrior seemed to have never thought someone could still be standing after receiving its attack. As its jaw did an up and down motion, the bone sword in its hand was quickly withdrawn, and at a tough angle stabbed toward Liu Hao’s abdomen.
Don’t look down on the opposite party thinking that a skeleton was sure to be clumsy, on the contrary, this guy’s speed was faster than Liu Hao. When the bone sword was thrusted over, Liu Hao wanted to dodged, but it was too late.
In a moment before Liu Hao was about to get injured under the Skeleton Warrior’s sword, two Magic Missiles instantly impacted on the Skeleton Warrior’s frame, making its health value immediately emptied. This originally alive Skeleton Warrior turned into a heap of dry bones.
“Hao, well done!” Cheng Yang said. Of the two Magic Missiles that hit the Skeleton Warrior’s body, one was shot by him.
Cheng Yang didn’t say anything wrong, if the warriors blocking in front were sent flying by the Skeleton Warrior’s attack, it would inevitably lead to the collapse of the team’s formation. When that happened they were likely to fall into chaos, its results could be imagined.
Liu Hao hehe smiled and said, “Many thanks for the Lord’s saving grace.”
They laughed at the same time, but their hands didn’t stop moving, as they continued to target the enemies in front.
In an instant both sides plunged into a tug-of-war. Although the warriors on the human’s side were more formidable, and their shield could also ignore damages, but how could a shield at the same time block the attacks of several skeletons simultaneously. With the passage of time, the warriors in the frontline started to get inflicted with injuries.
Summoners also had their hands full at this time, as they summoned their Dark Wolf to fight alongside the warriors in the forefront. Although this help lessened the burden on the warriors, injuries were still unavoidable. Apart from Niu Bing’s Dark Wolf, the rest weren’t able to persist for more than a minute. After the Dark Wolf died, the Summoners could only become spectators on the side.
As the number of skeletons decreased, the consumption on the human’s side became more and more serious. Not only in the consumption of potions, but also the consumption of the warriors’ physical strength on the frontline.
Suddenly, a warrior was cut on the thigh by a skeleton. Although his legs wasn’t entirely cut off, but the huge force causes his center to be unstable, making him directly fall onto the ground. In front of him is an infinite number of skeletons, so this fall gave him absolutely no chance to stand up again.
Cheng Yang was sharp-sighted, instantly he rushed past and pulled the other side back, while a few bone sticks landed on Cheng Yang’s back.
Although Cheng Yang was wearing an iron-grade magic gown on his body, but this equipment only increased magic defense, and not a single point of physical defense. Moreover, Cheng Yang was currently using Redirection, although he had 4 points of physical defense, but due to being in a weakening state, he now only had 2 points of physical defense. Faced with four skeletons’ attack, in an instant took away 12 points of his health value.
Cheng Yang currently had more than 80 health points, this injury meant nothing to him. At the time he was standing on top of the injured warrior original location, and then started to continue his attack on the skeletons.
As the saying goes ‘Enough ants may bite an elephant to death.’ These skeletons unceasing attacks gave Cheng Yang no small amounts of trouble. Every few seconds, Cheng Yang had to take a bottle of health potion to supplement. Originally, Cheng Yang could restore 220 health points after taking a bottle of health potion, but only 60 points of the potion’s effect had been played out before the skeletons’ attack interrupted it.
So after another 10 seconds, the battle finally came to an end, all of the skeletons were killed.
With Cheng Yang here none of the personnel died, but the warriors standing in the frontline didn’t look much better compared to beggars, all of whom were ragged and bloodied.
Fortunately, these were just flesh wounds, so as long as they consumed a bottle of health potion, those blood stains would disappear. Of course, the breakage in the equipment was in need of repair, but at the moment Luo Feng Village had none of the corresponding repair shops, so this matter was left alone for the time being. Fortunately, most people were still using their novice equipment, and these equipment were unlikely to get damaged.
Afterwards, no more skeletons reassembled in the canyon, putting an official end to the battle.
While the others are sitting down to recover through meditation, Cheng Yang began cleaning up the battlefield.
In the previous battles, the frequency the skeleton swarms were too high, so Cheng Yang didn’t have time to pick up the items on the ground. Apart from the first wave, the skeleton bosses for the three waves afterward bursted something.
Since this is Undead Canyon first clearance, Cheng Yang had a high expectation for these equipment. Furthermore, it was a medium-sized instance, which made it more difficult to clear than small-sized instances. If there weren’t one of two good items, it really couldn’t be justified.
Sure enough, looking at the items Cheng Yang picked up from the ground, there were unexpectedly six iron-grade equipments, in addition to a scroll-shaped item.
Cheng Yang wasn’t interested in the six iron-grade equipments, because after glancing at them he saw that there was no auxiliary equipment for magician, other equipments for him had no value. He readily threw them aside, Cheng Yang then opened the scroll.
It seems that God was deliberately singing a different tune with him, the architectural drawings that Cheng Yang had hoped for didn’t appear, instead he got a skill scroll.
Damage Absorption (level 1): Gain a blessing on oneself, can absorb up to 100 points of damage. Have a state duration of 3 minutes with a cooldown of 5 minutes. The higher the skill level, the more the damage can be absorb. Learning Condition: Low-order warrior’s apprentice.
It was a very practical skill, Cheng Yang was very much satisfied with it. To Cheng Yang, this skill couldn’t be compared with Redirection, but the maximum value of Redirection was reflected in the strength gap between Cheng Yang and others, while this skill could absorb 100 damages with no weakening effect.
But in order to learn the skill you need to be a warrior, so Cheng Yang could only sigh and give it to someone else.
Cheng Yang decided to leave this skill to Liu Hao, after all, out of all the senior management positions in Luo Feng Village, only Liu Hao and Lee Wanshan were warrior. Although Lee Wanshan’s talent is also S-class, but his was more inclined to territory management. In battles, his growth potential was less than Liu Hao. Coupled with the fact that Lee Wanshan didn’t participate in this battle, Liu Hao had the right of first pick, him getting this scroll shouldn’t be a problem.
Afterward Cheng Yang didn’t rush to enter the canyon to look for the final treasure, but began to distribute the rest of the instance’s harvest. Such things were not complicated to deal with, a piece of equipment was taken out, and then the personnel could bid on the specific equipment, afterward the power value was split amongst the team.
After the allocation of the six pieces of equipment, Cheng Yang also obtained five power values. Although he disdained such a low amount of power values, but this was earned with the team’s effort, therefore he accepted it.
After this was completed, Cheng Yang let everyone rest at their location, he alone walked toward the depths of the Canyon. At this time Liu Hao and the other had the desire to go along with Cheng Yang, but he refused. The instance had finished, so there is no longer any danger.
Liu Hao and the others didn’t press on, especially for these warriors, their loss of health value was quite serious, they really needed to sit down to meditate their recovery. As for the use of health potion, unless it was a crisis, under normal circumstances, using meditation to recover was preferred.
Cheng Yang walked merely 200 meters before arriving at the end of the canyon. At that location, a high platform could be seen with a crystal-like bead placed above it, its surface exuded dim blue light. When a person looked at it, a trace of chill would arise from the depth of their heart.
“Sure enough, it’s really this thing!” Cheng Yang exclaimed.
In his previous life, the first clearance of this medium-sized instance wasn’t won by a team from Xiangcheng City, so this bead also evaded Xiangcheng City’s grasp. But the Russian’s team that obtained the bead spread the message out, which was how Cheng Yang came to know about it.
Whether it was the priest statue obtained from getting the Scarlet Church instance first clearance, or this bead from Undead Canyon first clearance, both brought great pains to the high-level professions of Xiangcheng City. After all, these two instances also existed in Xiangcheng City, but they failed to get the first clearance, narrowly missing the treasures, how could this not sadden them?
Cheng Yang boarded the platform and took the bead down.
The spirit of Ice and Snow: To make the spirit of Ice and Snow integrate into the magician statue, allow the magician statue to add one quota to be change into a special profession: Ice Mage.
The introduction of the beads was very simple, but inside had two words that stands out, Ice Mage.
There was no doubt that in this world, as long as the word ‘special’ was coated on them, it would far exceed the effect of those ordinary ones. Just like Cheng Yang’s Redirection skill, its powerful function could bring great shocks to people.
Whether it was a magician or a warrior, there was no professional branch at the apprentice level. But once they broke through the apprentice level, they needed to choose a branch. Take magician as an example, it was divided into four magic systems: Earth, Fire, Water and Wind. However, these four magic systems were considered ordinary professions.
Special profession was the same as ordinary profession, both needed to change the profession at the altar. However, the special profession needed props (items) to increase the quota, in general, one special prop could only add one special profession. Before the death of the profession who had changed into special profession, the quota was occupied permanently.
Cheng Yang knew too well the power of the special profession, and the spirit of the Ice and Snow was the only prop he knew he could get from around Xiangcheng City to change into a special profession, which was the main reason why he wanted to change into magician from the start.
Ice Mage was a special profession, which was an advanced version of Water Mage. Because after a magician achieved sorcerer level, a Water Mage could transfer to Ice Mage. Even if the sorcerer level weren’t reached, by using this prop there wouldn’t be such a restriction.