"Celine we have a problem," said Dean West. Celine came over to the dean and sat beside him. "What's the matter?" she asked."Some of the groups are in trouble. I need you to head to their locations as fast as you can and bring them here," said Dean West. "Is it Memphis' group? Their mission was a bit dangerous," asked Celine."No. They have problems too but they can handle it," replied the Dean. "Fine. You owe me one Andrew," said Celine and she vanished in a puff of black smoke. The Dean cracked a smile and continued to spectate the matches.**The first part of the round had come to an end. 50 contestants made it but the rest were all eliminated. The next day was much more fierce. The contestants gave their all to see to the elimination of their opponents. With neither side giving an inch, the match was very fun to watch. Just like the first part, only 50 qualified."Alright. Don't start celebrating now after winning your first 1v1. There are three more to go. We now have 100
[Author's Note: Hi guys, it's been some time... I've been having massive problems with my internet connectivity which has made me unable to update rapidly like I am used to. Let's hope it will be resolved soon so that I can make it up to you. Oh, and please do leave reviews so I can know what you think of my book. Thanks!]**While the council were still out completing their missions, the tournament was still ongoing. The second round had ended and it was left with the 400 who had made it from the groups of 10"Congratulations to all of you! It's not been easy but somehow you've made it into the 400. Don't get complacent though because it only gets harder from here," said Eric as he looked down at the remaining 400 participants. There was a cheer from the crowd and the contestants. Clearing his throat, he continued."For making it into the top 400, all of you will be given five low grade potions and 50 crystals. Now on to the rules of this next round. Unlike the other rounds, this r
"I'll come with you," said Hector. Phinehas and the trio were preparing to leave for the caves and Hector wanted to go with them. It was a perfectly logical idea.Besides, the kidnapped kids would tend to recognize the village chief more than the Phinehas and the trio."Okay. Who will look after the village though?" asked Phinehas. "Old Zayn will help out in my absence," replied Hector. Phinehas nodded and looked at Memphis. Memphis shrugged. It was fine by him. An extra Mage wouldn't hurt especially when they were facing the likes of a general level creature. Hector took one last look at his wife. She tried to meet his gaze but glanced downwards, unable to look at her husband. Breathing heavily, Hector stood up and followed Phinehas and the trio. Old Zayn looked at Hannah. "You know that Hector loved you very much? why would you choose to hurt him so?" he asked.Hannah sniffled. "I had no choice," she replied, unable to meet the old man's gaze.**Memphis, Ralph, Cathy, Phinehas an
Stu Harper was a very smart kid. Even without anyone telling him anything, he was somehow able to deduce why Hannah, the chief's wife was being stared at like that.He was in a state of shock. Who would have suspected the chief's wife to be kidnapper? Unfortunately it was the truth. He felt very lucky.Stu remembered the times that be and other kids in the village will recieve sweets from the chief's wife. All the kids in the village liked her. How could she do this? Stu could not fathom it.Memphis sighed. He was surprised too. Of all the analysis and deductions he had made, he had never included the chief's wife. Memphis remembered a term in the police circles back on earth. They always said, don't put a crime past anyone. From a child to a an old man, any could be a potential criminal. This situation had confirmed it.Of course, the ones who were shocked the most were Old Zayn and Hector. Old Zayn heavily sat on the ground and kept muttering. Hector meanwhile kneels before his wife
The masked woman clicked her tongue in annoyance. She had been tricked by the boy and was now standing on a movement restriction formation. There were many kinds of formations. The basic ones required the Mage to draw the circles and diagrams of the formation along with runes. This was a very tiring process as the drawn formation had to be inch perfect. If there was a lopsided circle, a wrong rune or any outside interference, the rune was bound to spoil.There was another type though which belonged to the rich and elite. This was called an irregular formation. Thus, the formation has already been made and the only thing a person needed to do was to get someone to activate the properties by stepping on it. In terms of space or coverage area, hand drawn formations were the best. Some could span as wide as 100 meters. Irregular formations though were movable and had less chance of failing as the formation had already been made expertly. Chief Hector had long noticed the signal and be
"Whoever is behind this has seriously crossed the line!" Hector fumed. It was almost midnight but he and his wife couldn't sleep.How could they sleep when their only child was kidnapped? You may not understand it until you become a parent yourself. The pain of losing a child and an only one at that was far painful than any form of cruel torture inflicted on the parent. Whether Benjamin was alive or dead, not seeing him for the past hours had been very tough for his parents.Hannah had regained her composure but she sat quietly on the bed, hugging her knees. Earlier, after the trio had gone to bed, he had to go out of the village to unwind, leaving behind fiery destruction before he calmed himself down.After a pause of silence, Hector spoke in a grave tone."I have to go to the city and request the services of a more powerful mage than I," "No that's dangerous. The people of the village need you, Hector. If you leave and anything... happens, what would we say? The... incidents don'
"Hahahaha, the idiot didn't kill me," Laren laughed weakly as he regained consciousness again. The sun was high in the sky, beating down upon him with a vengeance which made his wounds hurt more.His clothes had been destroyed, with a little more than rags covering him. His long hair stood on end while huge cuts and burn marks were all over his body. The greatest damage though was his chest area which had recieved the direct impact of the spell.Had it not been for Laren's high level, clothes which could take the attack of a Commander beast and a defensive artifact coupled with a chaos spell, he would have died from the attack.Every inch of Laren's body was racked with pain as he feebly tried to rise but collapsed again. The only good thing about the attack was that it had not crippled him. Had he been crippled and unable to use magic, that would be unacceptable.Seeing he couldn't get up, he reached for his storage ring which surprisingly worked and took out the communication ball
After the initial shock of them being Beginner Mages with the rare elements of Lightning, Blessing and Light, the trio were being treated hospitably by the Village head and his wife. Of course, the women who spotted them earlier on came to check on them to see if they were alright.Memphis and Ralph willingly helped out Hector by accompanying him and other men in the village to the small wood to gather sticks and twigs as firewood for the household. They were used by the part time maid who came regularly in the mornings and noon to prepare food. Whenever the chief took Memphis and Ralph there, he and the other men entered the nearby woods as he was confident that the two could at least defend themselves with magic. Besides, the village was not far off and the boys could reach there in no time.Due to this, Memphis and Ralph had long gotten the pieces of wood needed. Memphis was carrying the load with his space element due to no one being around. The other kids would come later but f