“Spread around the palace’s perimeter and don’t let anyone escape. If they resist then kill them!”
Jasmine was standing in front of an enormous black palace in the middle of a desolate and gloomy forest south of Weij City. The forest was the only thing that separated the city from a long and relatively non-visited coastline.
The Captain of the Special Defense Team of the International Magic Bureau has finally decided to take a drastic step into eliminating the cult.
Jasmine Lemore, widely known as the Silver Dragon, was soon left alone at the entrance of the palace.
She absent-mindedly stared at the closed gates then, out of the blue, her body burst with dangerous quantities of Mana.
“Here we go again…”One day after his successful infiltration into one of the Towers of Knowledge, Bin replenished his Mana and returned again to continue his investigation. Although the lower floors gave him no clues or a confirmation of his accumulating suspicions, he was fairly certain that this was not a simple place for the influx of refugees.Therefore, after checking up on the constantly busy Professor Tanna and her two new and young helpers, he set off to one of the golden spires again, though this time he was determined to find conclusive evidence.There was the issue with the intricate and strong defensive barriers, laid down on top of each other. Nevertheless, Bin was content with sacrificing a lot of time to imitate the Mana Frequency and
“Professor, it won’t do us good to focus on too many things at once. We need to continue our work…”Lenna walked back to his temporary work station and got to work, but Tanna kept pacing around with quickened steps.“Speaking of which, how is the situation with the Rift above us? Is it expanding or about to burst? Surely there must be some sort of mechanism put to gauge its ever-expanding effects.”“It is actually expanding.” Arbert was the one to respond, his fear of Bin slightly decreasing over time. “Although it’s hard to notice it, the Rift is slowly but surely getting bigger. However, the most effective way to monitor it is through the tallest and biggest tower in the city. The Tower of History, which is where
The Tower of Magic was adjacent to the Tower of History; It took the shape of an inclined golden spire, over six hundred meters in height and thirty meters in width, making it the third largest structure in the City of Scholars.Equipped with the shallow mask provided by Tanna, Bin swiftly made his way to the tower, but he did not rely on stealth like his previous endeavour in one of the smaller golden towers.The anti-magic armor set they needed to complete the Blade of Light was stored in the Tower of Magic, and trying to sneak in by imitating the Mana Frequency will not only be a waste of time but also pointless. After all, the tower was heavily guarded from all sides, by automated defensive golems and several hired magic-users.The fastest and most effective approach is a direct confr
Jasbin recognized Bin almost immediately, but he did not say it outloud. It was the same for his three companions. However, the rest of the magic-users considered Bin as a hostile invader and sprung into action the second the wall of sand was destroyed.Amongst the dozens of magic-users, two in particular were eye-catching and clearly strong. They shot toward Bin with an impressive speed, one swept a strangely curved spear while the other, a tall blue-haired woman, cast Ice Magic, causing the ground to freeze and numerous Ice Arrow to fly at the target.Bin backed away toward the now-open room while blocking the arrows with small and floaty masses of golden sand. The spear-using man reached him quite fast, his spear unleashing devastating blasts.In retaliation, Bin made gre
High Scholar Sander Zadar had barged into Elmina’s office and started throwing a furious tantrum. Just a couple of hours ago, a masked individual had broken into the Tower of Magic and stole his finest product while it was under the surveillance of multiple advanced golems and magic-users. “Why are you not sending people after him? This is ridiculous!” The elderly long-bearded High Scholar banged his shaking fist on the table, but that didn’t even make Elmina flinch. She coldly stared back at him and patiently waited till he calmed down. “Sander, we have sent our best people after him. We can only wait and hope for the best.” “What do you mean ‘hope for the best’?! How can he even break into the Tower in the
“It’s him! It’s definitely him!”Jasbin was in Elmina’s office along with a handful of other magic-users: They were the best of the best and they were called on such short notice by High Scholar Elmina Valkyrie.Surprisingly, instead of sending them after Bin, she instructed them to stand here and watch.“There is no need to stop him. This will show us if Tanna’s method is doable or not. But, do be prepared to act if something unaccounted for happens.”The magic-users nodded in unison and resumed watching the spectacle happening in the sky, right above the city and its gigantic blue-colored barrier.With the u
“L-let’s rest… I’m not used to walking for this long.”It soon came to light that Lenna was not an athletic person. He would quickly run out of breath even from walking for a short while. Arbert, however, was as energetic as before, going as far as taking his friend’s backpack from him. They had bet on who would carry it and Lenna lost, but since it was moderately heavy, the bespectacled young scholar was unable to travel long distances without needed rest.Surprisingly, Bin was cooperative and did not complain about their slow pace. He was their vanguard and would sometimes scout ahead and get rid of any Pests roaming the area.The Ghost Cliffs were not that far from the City of Scholars and even with their current speed, they would reac
Bin did not offer an immediate reply, he walked to the bespectacled young scholar and looked down at him with a cold gaze.“And how exactly will you reach your so-desired compromise? Sweet talk them with your eloquence or give them false promises? Promises I’m sure you cannot keep. You need to grow up, kid.”Arbert was standing at the side, looking like someone who wanted to appease the tense atmosphere. Sadly for him, he could only fidget around and raise his hands in a futile manner.Meanwhile, Lenna kept a straight face and unfazed expression as he glared back at Bin. Now that he grew up, especially in terms of appearance, Bin's stoic face no longer looked amicable. It had a bit of grizliness and bloodthirstiness, which could only be acquired after exper