“Then, I will be returning to my position.”
Less than half an hour later, Landur suddenly spoke up, and in a flash, he retreated back to a tree 10 meters away.
So fast! As expected, even if you’re a Magician, if your level difference is big, the difference in speed is still considerably large as well.
However, this was not a time to awe at his ability, as there’s only a single reason why he decided to retreat, and that’s because something was approaching us.
However, after after inspecting my surroundings, I did not find any names among the trees and bushes.
“Shir, pack everything up. Hurry.”
After hearing my commands, Shir immediately kept the utensils. Seeing his quick reaction, he must have realized the approaching danger when Landur retreated.
The problem is…
Is it a human or a monster?
Although Landur is near us, however, I can’t just ask him about our current situation. After all, it’s directly against the rules.
According to the rules, the supervising teacher is not supposed to give the participating students hints. So, if I talk to him now, I will be breaking the rules, right?
In my opinion, it will be better if monsters appear. After all, I will just have to exterminate them. However, if humans appear instead… things will get complicated.
Although I have been concentrating on the situation around us, I haven’t been able to spot any movements. Time continued to tick, but still, nothing happened.
This feels like a situation where you heard your doorbell rang, however, when you went to open the door, you realized there wasn’t anyone there, and because of this prank, you carry an indescribable feeling of bitterness.
“Seems like there’s nothing coming…”
“You’re right… Are you sure someone’s there?”
“Even if you ask me…”
Just when we began our conversation, a red warning marker suddenly flashed in front of me!
I cast an 【Ice Castle】 behind me and pulled Shir to the opposite direction to dodge the incoming attack.
Before we could even retreat a meter distance, I could already hear the ice castle collapsing. Immediately after, a strong force of wind blew towards us, and I almost flipped in the air.
Damn, if Landur wasn’t spectating us from the side, I would have definitely dodged with 【Charge】 and 【Accelerate】. Unfortunately, I couldn’t use them openly.
My HP immediately dropped by 20%. I hurriedly tapped on the HP Recovery Potion icon, and summoned an 【Ice Shield】.
Less than five meters away from us, a green leopard-like monster was staring at me intently. Interestingly, there was a ring of leaves on each of its legs.
So it’s a wind-type monster? And it’s even level 15. This will be quite a good challenge.
Dark Green Hopper 60,000/60,000 LV 15
An agility-focused monster with its four legs wrapped in wind elemental energy. It specializes in Wind Magic.
Looking at its description, it seems like a troublesome opponent, as it was actually agility-focused. This is a bad match-up, as generally, Magicians lack speed.
There’s no other choice but to take it down!
Three Ice Arrows that were under my control surrounded the leopard, and the arrows ruthlessly sped towards it.
When the blue arrows were still flying towards it, the leopard instantly rushed out of my target area with ghostly speed. The three ice arrows pierced the ground, and the leopard began to accelerate towards me.
I had no other choice but to rely on this spell to block the leopard for a moment. After all, if I was attacked with a direct charge like that, it would definitely be painful.
However, the leopard actually flipped in the air, and landed near my left!
A flash of green light collided with the ice shield on my left arm, and instantly, the shield shattered and my HP, which was just fully recovered earlier, was shockingly reduced to half, even with the block from the ice shield!
Oh my god! What’s with this battle strength!
“【Ice Valley】! 【Ice Assassination Spikes】! 【Ice Arrow】!”
Originally, the thorns of ice were supposed to be released in a straight line. Through my control, I released the thorns in a spiraled manner, with my position as the epicenter. At the same time, ice arrows and ice spikes came from both the sky and earth, and they were aimed at the leopard’s escape route.
The leopard began to transform into a flash of green, as it planned to escape from my attack range.
Looks like I don’t have any other choice. Although this magic spell does not have any offensive power, however, it’s the only available spell that could restrict the leopard.
“【Restrictor of the Frozen Earth】!”
In an instant, a flashing blue ice mist covered a circular area of 5 meters radius around me, and at the same time, a ‘frozen’ status icon appeared beside the leopard’s name.
How unfortunate… It would have been better if the leopard stopped moving completely because of the ‘frozen’ status, but unfortunately, only his speed was reduced.
But, this is good enough!
Tens of ice arrows and ice spikes struck home on the leopard’s body. It immediately turned into a block of ice, and fell onto the ground.
Because of the ‘frozen’ effect, the leopard’s HP continued to decrease constantly, and it currently has less than 10,000 HP. It was already brought to near death by the bombardment of attacks earlier.
Looks like this monster exchanged its defense for agility, thus it had such a weak defense, and could be killed with two or three magic spells.
“Then the next spell is… 【Ice Totem】!”
A large icicle appeared from the ground. It shattered the ice block, and at the same time, sent the leopard flying.
Dark Green Hopper defeated.
EXP Received: 40,000
Money Received: 0
Item(s) Received: Fang of Wind (Small)
You leveled up!
Current LV: 12
Once again, I drank a HP Recovery Potion to restore my HP, and tapped on a MP Recovery Potion. When I turned around, I saw Shir staring blankly at me at his original position.
“Hey, what are you dreaming about?”
“Umm… That battle just now was simply too fast-paced, and I couldn’t react at all…”
Even though this guy obviously have a higher Dexterity stat than mine, so why…
Before I could lament any further, I saw a very dangerous scene. An image of a scene of instant death flashed in my mind.
Dark Green Hoppers.
Though I’m not sure when it happened, but an uncountable number of red names had already surrounded us completely!