Aliyah mentioned this before. If I was to enter a death state right after my HP dropped to 0, it meant that the damage my opponent dealt was much more than my remaining HP, and I would immediately die.
And this is my current situation.
The red-colored numbers are slowly counting down, and it seems like I will be reviving at the nearest cathedral from my point of death.
However, a weird phenomenon seemed to have appeared before me. I rubbed my eyes, opened them wide and stared at the countdown timer for a good few seconds, to confirm that I was not seeing an illusion.
The countdown stopped!
That’s right, it actually stopped! 00:02:23, the countdown stopped at this point.
“Is this a joke…? Did the system break?”
Just when I was about to curiously approach the countdown timer, my entire scenery suddenly underwent a change!
The black background suddenly split apart, and the wide ground of the battle arena appeared before me.
However, I was observing the people on the ground from the sky, and they were arguing back and forth as they surrounded my body.
Of course, I was not able to hear anything. However, I was obviously able to discern their reason for arguing, and they looked like they were about to fight it out… If there weren’t anyone between them blocking the both of them, they might have already started fighting beside my body.
Speaking of which, why am I not being resurrected?
Suddenly, the appearance of a screen answered my question, but, it began to confuse me once again.
Due to the restrictions of the target area, it was supposedly not possible for you to die in that target area. However, according to the system, you have already died in that earlier situation. Hence, you have entered a state of apparent death. As long as you do not receive a deathblow in the next 3 hours, you will be resurrected. If someone was to cast a resurrection spell on you, you will also be resurrected.
Crap, although the magic barrier absorbed Aliyah’s deathblow, however, the fact that I was judged that I lost the ability to battle because my HP went down to 0, did not disappear.
And currently, because my HP went down to 0, I was also judged by the system that I died… Geez, so the system and laws of this world were contradicting each other?
However, even if I found out the reason, there’s no point at all. After all, other than watching them from the sky, there’s nothing else that I can do… Speaking of which, just what are they talking about?
(POV: Michelle Afungus)
Is this guy dead?
Fresh blood was leaking out freely from Fir’s back in front of me.
Even though this guy was murmuring some weird stuffs in front of me earlier… Even though this guy was the first person to ask of my true intentions…
Why did you die?
“Dan, kill that girl!”
I pointed at the girl that was standing beside Fir’s corpse, who was staring at him with a doubtful face.
“Hey! He’s not dead yet! Why do you want to kill me!?”
That girl retreated a few steps. Evidently, she feared Dan’s strength. Such a detestable girl… She dealt such a ruthless blow to someone that was weaker than her, and yet she dare not face someone that is stronger than her? Trash!
“He was your friend! Why did you have to be so ruthless!? Dan, what are you doing!?”
When I looked back, Dan who was about to attack, was restrained by Ms. Mari’s magic. At the same time, four strings of white light which came from the four corners of the arena formed an arc and fell on Fir’s body.
“Michelle, calm down, Fir is indeed still alive. Rather than ordering your bodyguards to kill Aliyah, shouldn’t you be ordering them to keep Fir alive!? Even though he’s alive, healing magic seems to be ineffective on him.”
He’s still alive? Really? If that’s true…
“Su, use the 【Rule of the Lesser Angel】.”
“I ordered you to use it!”
I stared fiercely at Su. He furrowed his eyebrows, but he still held his hand out at Fir.
A large cross was expanded in the sky, and a ray of light fell on Fir.
The last time I saw Su use this spell, a person who had a large hole in his chest was still resurrected. Fir should be able to resurrect as well, right?
And hence, I prayed…
Just what kind of relationship does this girl have with Fir!? She actually said she wanted me dead!
This is just ridiculous! That’s why the people in this world is simply too troublesome! Even though people like us won’t actually die, as we will be resurrected in the cathedral.
However, these people actually forced Fir’s soul back into his body, I don’t even know how to provide a tsukkomi for this anymore…
And what’s with that weird magic? A holy light falling from the sky? As I thought, Magicians are all weird people. Luckily, I already knew that Magicians were hard to deal with, so I spent my entire fortune on equipment with high magic resistance. However, my total resistance was still only at 50%.
Putting aside the princess who was not skilled with her magic, just from the way he used his magic, if we were both at the same level, my equipment might not be able to hold out against his close-range magic attack.
If I knew it would result to such trouble, I would not have used that skill. Hopefully, no one recognized the skill, otherwise my teacher will definitely lecture me again.
I opened my skill list, and looked at the skill description.
Sacred Feather Dance of the Fallen Phoenix
Fire Dual-swordsman’s Unique Skill
By using up the user’s remaining HP, deals damage equal to 150% of the HP used to the opponent.
During the attack, a circular radius of 3 meters around the user will have temperatures raised to 1,000°C, inflicting damage to both friend and foe. The user is invulnerable to this heat.
Cooldown: 3 hours
Fir is still to be blamed! To think he would actually freeze me inside a block of ice!
I did not learn that many skills in the first place. They are also mostly offensive skills. If I did not use that skill earlier, I would have definitely lost!
“Aliyah, you definitely dealt a very heavy blow earlier. Although I do not know what skill that was, however, there are not many skills that are able to break through the restrictions placed by the barrier. Although Fir is skilled with his magic, but, his body is not that strong. That kind of skill is definitely fatal to him, you know?”
Yybril softly said as she walked slowly towards me.
Ah, I really want to explain that this guy can’t actually die! However, they won’t be able to understand at all. People in this world seriously just can’t understand my current plight, geez!
Yybril pulled out her own knight sword, and pointed it to the sky.
“Oh, the goddess of light that governs life, please open a path and shine on this humble man!”
Beside the cross in the sky, another ray of light fell on Fir from beyond the clouds.
Although his body was glowing brighter, however, his HP bar was still not restoring, which told me that what they were doing were useless.
Healing spells are ineffective on people in a state of apparent death. Other than slowly removing the status himself, the only other way is to use a resurrection spell to speedily revive him.
Resurrection spells in this world are considered Necromancy…
And isn’t Necromancy a forbidden art?