Chapter 87: Intrusion! A Sudden Change!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When those words came out of Qin Ruo’s mouth, Crackpot’s clamoring voice in the igloo instantly ceased. The several players, who were shouting and beating drums in the distance, also shut their mouths one by one after they made contact with Ironjail River’s cold eyes.
For players who relied daily on Crackpot to get by in the game, an official member of Netherspirit’s Claw was not someone they could afford to offend.
Not to mention, those people had gone seeking proof from Sable Eclipse and Haohmaru before about him. That Level 43 Beastblood Berserker, Ironjail River, who only had subpar equipment was, in fact, a man with some reputation in the Netherspirit’s Claw League—he had some reputation among the Beastblood Berserkers at the very least. His popularity was above Haohmaru’s, and his level, as well as equipment since the past few days, had also been more superior than Haohmaru’s…
In that world, the strong were always respected and honored. Only the strong had the right to have a say and decide things! That was also the reason why no one dared to oppose Ironjail River’s words after he had spoken…
Qin Ruo only chose Ironjail River and manipulated him to put pressure on Crackpot because he clearly knew about the hierarchy…
As long as Qin Ruo was able to enter an official duel, there would be absolutely nothing to hold him back. He only needed to focus on killing Crackpot and use the duel to utterly silence the voices Netherspirit’s Claw members who would not concede.
Ironjail River was able to see through the plan Qin Ruo cooked up. He was able to vaguely sense that this seemingly insignificant Tier 3 Aquamancer at first sight, potentially had the strength to kill Crackpot. Even though he was unwilling to concede that the battle would end with the defeat of Netherspirit’s Claw, the situation had become bright and clear.
After he selected a gigantic boulder, Ironjail River sat down on it as he looked at Qin Ruo with cold eyes. He then frowned and looked at the igloo, which appeared to have very little aesthetic sense. Shortly after, he finally came to a decision and shouted.
“Crackpot… send him the duel invitation! Don’t let others think that Netherspirit’s Claw can’t afford to lose!” Soon after Qin Ruo heard those words, loud and clear from Ironjail River’s mouth, the system notification prompted him.
Player “Crackpot” has invited you for a fair duel. During the period of the duel, both players shall not possess any Hostile status. Killing your opponent will not get you penalized and wanted as a red-tagged player… Do you accept or decline?
The sound of a horn as well as the sound of a sword and shield clashing into each other, echoed in the air. They were followed by the Crackpot’s raging roar, which came from the igloo.
“Get the Frostramparts out of my face!”
Qin Ruo did not respond though. He only sneered as he quietly laughed to himself.
Get the Frostramparts out of his face?
…Does he think that I really don’t know what he’s done inside the igloo? Does he really think that I’d risk engaging him head on, a Radiant Priest who’s buffed himself with four different Buffs and ready to use a high-tier AoE Magic Attack? Is he joking or what?!
Qin Ruo snorted. He did not respond to Crackpot’s request at all as he swiftly controlled a Frostrampart and turned it back into the Water Element. Once he issued a command in his mind, the Aquarampart floated over right above his other four Frostramparts…
The people who were observing the battle from afar were shocked as the expressions on their faces changed simultaneously!
The four Frostramparts were closely bridged together, and they obviously formed a sealed space. To pour water into that space at such a time, Crackpot would not be capable of keeping that much water mass outside his body regardless of how awesome he was!
If Crackpot, who was currently in the sealed space, was splashed all over with the water and froze, that arrogant prick would not be able to fight the cold, which would invade his body even if he had all his Buffs activated!
By then, no matter how weak Qin Ruo’s attacks were, Qin Ruo would get a sufficient amount of time to slowly torture Crackpot until he died!
In the distance, Sable Eclipse, Haohmaru, and the others took a breath of cold air as they observed.That brat’s really mean! Can’t believe he actually came up with such a treacherous trick! Has he been planning this all along since the beginning, or did he just improvise during the battle and came up with this idea out of the blue?! If he really gets his plan to work, Crackpot will definitely be fraught with grim possibilities!
Some of the spectators from afar were finally unable to refrain themselves anymore as they ignored their surroundings and threw furious gazes upon Qin Ruo. Meanwhile, they tried to warn Crackpot as loudly as they could! Unfortunately, they were too late… Amid Crackpot’s furious voice as he panicked, water from the Aquarampart poured heavily down upon him!
Just as most of the players firmly believed that Crackpot was not going to avoid that fatal attack, a sudden change occurred!
Qin Ruo still had control of the battle a while ago, but the player who had been possessing the upper hand was suddenly greeted with a surprise. His expression changed tremendously as if he had just encountered a situation of grave danger. He pulled his body back rapidly as he exclaimed at the same time.
The same moment he changed the state of the Aquarampart with his Elementalism, he swung out his Frostsoul in a hurry.
As he pointed his staff out, one… two Frostramparts! Two Frostramparts rose up in front of him from the ground of ice and snow one after the other! His abrupt action made the surrounding players confused after they saw what he did. They did not understand why he would waste time making Frostramparts at a time like that…
Without a single indication, the glazed and smooth igloo suddenly exploded from the inside out. The scene was followed by an enormous outburst of magic energy. Along with the tremendous sound of the explosion, all four Frostramparts fell apart like they were melted by billowing waves of fire, which should not have appeared in a place like that. The flames continued to spread in all directions…
More than twenty players, who were observing the battle from afar, were shocked and stunned at the same time!
Having an official member of Netherspirit’s Claw be defeated by a Tier 3 Aquamancer would be shameful news to spread around. Hence, when the people from Netherspirit’s Claw saw that Crackpot had broken free from the igloo’s confinement, they naturally rejoiced.
But on the other side, the expressions on Violetmoon Devilite and Grand Magi’s faces completely changed… It remained obvious that Qin Ruo had the situation under control a moment ago. He was on the brink of success in killing an official member of Netherspirit’s Claw. However, the situation apparently took a different turn all of a sudden. How could they not be worried, right? Additionally, the thing that broke out of the igloo was actually a Fire-type monster. It was definitely something that should appear in the middle of a duel like this!
Qin Ruo’s movements were extremely fast. The second he felt the tremendous fluctuation of fire energy, he retreated dozens of meters away. When the igloo was forcefully blown into bits from the inside as waves of flames raided their surroundings violently, he had retreated over a distance of more than thirty meters.
Looking at the gigantic ice structure getting shattered into pieces as it melted away, and staring at the battlefield, which was already thrown into a mess, Qin Ruo furrowed his brows intensely. He slowly moved his eyes over to the center of the battlefield.
A gigantic, two-meter red wolf engulfed in flames appeared right before his eyes out of nowhere. It maintained its great, imposing manner as it stood above the surface of the ice, which slowly melted down to the height of its knees. It just stood there and kept a cool head as it guarded Crackpot who was pathetically frozen right before him, not yielding a single step.
“A Viridian Giantflame Wolf? It’s just a duel. Should he really spend so much for this?” For the first time, Qin Ruo looked extremely grim.