Chapter 86: Frostrampart, The Grave
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Having hit his back hard against the solid, icy cold wall, Crackpot’s body staggered backward for a moment. He was bounced back by the impact transmitted from the Frostrampart. If he had not known that several of his brothers and own men from Netherspirit’s Claw were holding the line for him at his back, he would have definitely suffered a sneak attack from someone.
With his route for retreat blocked as he remained unclear about his enemy’s whereabouts in the surroundings, Crackpot was awestruck. He gasped and inhaled a breath of air. His mind was suffocating to the maximum over nothing. This was actually his true first time facing that opponent of his—he never thought it possible for the Tier 3 Aquamancer he believed to be called a “rookie” would be so insane when the two of them actually engaged in battle. Even though Qin Ruo’s opponent was a Tier 4 player, he was still capable of launching his assaults so ferociously!
After that thought flashed through his mind, Crackpot subconsciously moved his body toward the side as he attempted to go around the Frostrampart. Even though his opponent was getting more imposing when it came to momentum in battle, Crackpot was still much superior than Qin Ruo in terms of strength and power. He would definitely not be oppressed by Qin Ruo just like that.
Nonetheless, the moment he moved his body, another Frostrampart of two meters tall rapidly rose from the ground and stood solidly right before him. Once again, Crackpot’s path was blocked by another Frostrampart…
After bumping into Frostramparts twice, Crackpot finally lost his temper as he could not help but curse in rage. He launched a blast of Psystorm into the ice and snow, which were about to settle. Since Qin Ruo had pulled up the Frostrampart next to him, that should prove that Qin Ruo was only less than thirty meters away from him.
But the Psystorm’s attack range was not really wide. As the attack was launched into his surroundings, he grasped onto nothing…
In the meantime, as a result of his rash behavior, another Frostrampart emerged from the ground on his other side. It appeared very close to the previous two Frostramparts to form a half-enclosed igloo, which got him partially surrounded. With one more Frostrampart, Crackpot would be completely sealed in the middle of four Frostramparts. He would be totally trapped!
The rapid appearance of the third Frostrampart finally revealed Qin Ruo’s hidden intention toward Crackpot. His face took on a ghastly expression as he cursed out loud, “You bastard!” Having no more intention to continue condensing his magic, he hastily charged out from the three Frostramparts, which almost surrounded him, with all his effort…
Although he was not convinced that those Frostramparts could inflict much damage on him, he knew better to not allow himself to be surrounded by them!
Not to mention, there was another reason that struck fear deep into his heart!
Qin Ruo’s ability to control the Element was too damn terrifying and too fast to keep up with!
From the beginning of the battle up to that point, Crackpot was only able to launch one Psystorm and one Psystrike. On the other hand, his opponent had summoned four Tier 1 Elemental spells and one Tier 3 Frostburst.
He suddenly discovered how unwise it was for him to pick a fight with a Tier 3 Aquamancer in the Snow Domain—Here, Aquamancers did not even need to draw the Water Element in order to condense it into ice. He could directly get to the source from the ground. It seemed that the two Frostramparts and Tier 3 Frostburst were used by Qin Ruo out of convenience during the battle. He was just too much quicker than Crackpot!
Such a battle was completely…
Crackpot found it hard to explain his suffering. He originally had an absolute advantage over Qin Ruo in terms of strength. But having the battle in such a place, it seemed that his advantages had been completely leveled out. If he was not careful, it would really be possible for him to suffer defeat by the end of the battle!
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount. Crackpot could not propose to stop the battle or choose another location to duel. He would utterly lose face…
It appeared that his only choice was to fight Qin Ruo head on!
But who knew… the moment he made a move, the three Frostramparts behind him moved along with him—it was obvious that those walls were moving much faster than him. Qin Ruo seemed to know the direction he would use to escape. The three Frostramparts followed him closely. Even though Crackpot made his best effort to run like hell, he remained surrounded by the Frostramparts, as though he was heading toward a Frostrampart, which was already there on the opposite side…
The ice and snow on the opposite side had completely settled down. Yet, Qin Ruo’s presence remained hidden and untraceable. In the meantime, it remained unknown when exactly a Frostrampart of two meters wide suddenly appeared in the direction of Crackpot’s sprint. That Frostrampart was also moving toward him at a rapid speed just like the others with the attempt to get him surrounded…
Under the astounded gazes of over twenty players, the four Frostramparts completely closed up the gaps between them and combined—poor Crackpot was utterly imprisoned by the Frostrampart prison, which Qin Ruo had crudely made. He was trapped in an igloo with less than four square meters of space…
“Do you still want to continue?”
Qin Ruo walked out from behind one of the Frostramparts and looked at Ironjail River and the other bunch of people around him as he asked.
Before Ironjail River and the others were able to open their mouths to give their response, the men who came along with Crackpot had already clamored for attention…
“F*ck you! You f*cking c*nt! You’re obviously just talking nonsense! Do you really think that a few Frostramparts can really trap our boss, Crackpot? You worthless garbage…”
As if in response to their words, a hammer gleaming with golden light appeared out of nowhere on one of the four Frostramparts, which were arranged in a neat way. It descended upon the Frostrampart with a weight of more than 10,000 pounds.
The next moment, cracks started to appear like thick stalks in a field of flax all over the Frostrampart. Along with an explosion, the wall was reduced to snowy dust…
“How’s that?! You little piece of trash!”
“Boss Crackpot rocks!”
The morale of the several men whom Crackpot brought along was boosted. However, none of them were aware of the disdain in the eyes of Ironjail River and the others. In their extremely dignified state, they did not even notice that their own men, Sable Eclipse and Haohmaru were furrowing their eyebrows.
Qin Ruo did not waste his time by bothering himself with those idiots. Almost at the same moment the Frostrampart completely turned into dust and crumbled to the ground, the other three Frostramparts swiftly spun for a short period as they were pushed away by the shattered ice. It caused Frostramparts’ gap to make a hundred-eighty-degree shift from one side to another.
Crackpot was ready to charge at full speed to get out from the igloo. He did not expect the exit to suddenly move to his back. Before he could even respond to the sudden change… a smoothly-formed Frostrampart rose up like it was washed up from the ground! Once again, the exit was sealed dead!
One Vigilance Hammer required at least four seconds to be cast out. In the meantime, Qin Ruo’s Tier 1 Elementalism could be cast at any time. How would it be possible for Crackpot to beat Qin Ruo then…
At that instant, Crackpot was so furious that he was on the brink of puking blood. Trapped, he relentlessly cursed and shouted in rage.
“F*ck you! Come fight me head on if you have balls! Stop playing these sorts of dirty tricks!”
It was not only him. Those few “little brothers” of Crackpot also started to curse loudly at the sidelines. Some of them even had the impulse to charge into the battlefield and take out that bastard, Qin Ruo—if Ironjail River had not warned them earlier on… they would have really done it.
“Alright!” Qin Ruo smiled coldly for a moment. He would really need to worry this time. Initially, he only wanted to make Crackpot aware of the overwhelming odds against him like he did back at the entrance of the Ruins, then make his retreat first. But Qin Ruo never thought that not only did Crackpot refuse to shed a tear until he saw his own coffin, but he was also stubborn and reluctant to admit his mistakes.
‘People who can’t afford to lose will always be fond of classifying others as trash. Hmph!’
With anger harbored deep in his heart, Qin Ruo did not plan to be courteous with them anymore. His face turned cold as he looked at Ironjail River and the others.
“Since you guys won’t admit it, fine. Tell him to send me a Duel Invitation…” When he said that, anyone who had some experience in the game knew that Qin Ruo was planning to kill Crackpot so that he could shut the mouths of those people. He requested that a Duel Invitation be sent to him because he merely wanted to avoid being listed as a red-tagged player who murdered people in the game.
If Qin Ruo had not just revealed his considerably formidable strength, that boastful talk of his would have ended up causing others to crown him as an arrogant and conceited bastard!