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
Opposite to the startled ruffians in the tavern, Bin immediately sprung into action. His body transformed into particles of light, which slipped through the small holes riddling the wooden wall.He quickly appeared at the main street of the town and witnessed a scary scene. The hideous Pests were everywhere, swinging their nasty weapons and slaughtering everyone in their way. Although there were a couple of brave souls that tried to fight back, they were no match against the powerful abominations.Bin’s body burst with blinding light, which sent a strong shock wave that blew away the nearby monsters and burned their skin. Long spikes of sand surged from the ground, impaling any charging enemy.Bin advanced slowly, eradicating every Pest in his path, however, he soon re
After the incident in the town, the mood between Bin and the other grew more tense and their talks became shorter and shorter. Lenna mostly kept to himself and started suffering from nightmares that woke him in the middle of the night.Arbert, however, tried to maintain his cheerfulness but his hollow eyes and weary look betrayed his vain attempts.When they got close enough to the Ghost Cliffs and the towering Elemental Peaks became visible, Arbert finally voiced his deepest thoughts.It was in the middle of night, as the three were camping in an open and rocky area. Bin was cleaning the blood of the Pests off his clothes, not minding the intense gaze he was getting from Arbert.Lenna was half-asleep on a corner, h
“The place is crawling with Pests, you can’t be meaning to force your way… r-right?” Arbert anxiously looked at the stoic Bin and spoke with a stuttering voice. Despite steeling his will and trying to learn Magic, Arbert was still afraid of the Pests, especially their ungodly appearance. “Of course not. Attracting their attention will only lead more of them.” Bin sighed and inspected the vicinity of the vast region. The Five Elemental Peaks around the Ghost Cliffs were embedded with colored hues, distinct from each other and clear even with all the violent Demon Energy lingering in the air. However, two of the Elemental Peaks, the ones with a red and blue hues, were slightly dim. “I count no less than twelve
The three of them kept going deeper and deeper into the spacious cave of the Earth Peak. Their encounters with the Ghosts were sparse and mostly uneventful as they were all disposed of by Bin.Lenna and Arbert stayed at the back, both curiously studying the cave and stopping every once in a while to inspect strange shapes and symbols engraved on the walls.Thus, like that, the travelers tread through the treacherous path leading to the Ghost Cliffs. As they had anticipated, it took them a decent amount of time to reach the end and be welcomed by a ghastly sight of numerous eerie small hills, disproportionate and riddled with old and dusty graves.Translucent misty silhouettes were wandering the place, but the most eye-catching thing was the Rift plastered at the center of th