＃When I returned, the family was ruined (155)
Count Volfar recalled Ethan’s mana that he had just witnessed. It was a magic bullet that contained a power that even he, a 9th rank warlock, could not downplay.
How can someone who has been awakened less than a year have such power!
A chill ran down his spine.
I also seemed to understand why the church gave me the treasure. His growth rate was so frightening that even the powerful church felt burdened.
However, it was not yet fully ripe. If you use the sacred items of the church together, you will never be defeated.
Volfar, who regained his composure, slowly looked at Ethan with the corners of his mouth raised.
“Please don’t even think about avoiding me. “The duke has no right to refuse a challenge.”
Ethan smiled and looked at Theron. The guy’s strength was close to that of a superhuman. However, at best, there was no way Volfar would show such a confident attitude at that level.
‘There must have been something done.’
So, you will be exercising your right to challenge without hesitation.
Even so, it didn’t matter.
No matter what trick they tried, all they had to do was destroy it head on.
“Let me accept it.”
“That’s a big deal. It is indeed Ardan Dapso. Hehe…”
Immediately, Count Volfar looked behind him. A powerful force was felt.
Before arriving here, a letter had been sent to the kingdom.
This was because a notary was needed as the control of Ardan depended on it. It was the Earl of Wallington who appeared. He looked at Theron and Volfar alternately and asked.
“…Are you going to exercise your right to challenge now?”
“exactly. The duke has already accepted the challenge.”
“Do you also agree?”
“I agree… I agree…”
Wallington frowned at Theron’s intermittent words.
It was very different from what I witnessed at the flower opening ceremony.
Whereas back then I had minimal reason and emotions, now I felt like I was a doll.
‘You treat Ardan’s descendants like that.’
Aguiles had gone completely overboard. However, this sparring could not be prevented. Didn’t His Majesty already acknowledge the right to challenge?
Wallington, who was staring at Theron, sighed and said.
“…come up to the training ground.”
Volfar gave an order to Theron. He walked towards the training ground with his unfocused pupils exposed.
[Look at the person in front of you.]
[The person who stole everything that was yours.]
Theron’s eyes slowly began to turn red as the words echoed in his head. Immediately, an inky energy burned brightly above his sword.
At first glance, it looked like a flame, but it was an energy that could not be called a flame. It was just a matter of maximizing the feelings of negativity and causing them to stir.
Just looking at it made me feel nauseated. The energy was growing endlessly.
“Ardan is… mine…”
“no. “You are not good enough.”
White flames flowed over the divine sword.
Ethan recalled a memory.
The drugs taken by Theron had been confirmed at Aguiles’ secret laboratory. I vividly remembered the sensation of burning it with white flame.
‘If only those ingredients were burned.’
The taste will not remain completely gone like it is now.
“Are you both ready?”
The two people nodded at Wallington’s words.
Ethan’s new form became blurred.
Explosive mana flowed out as it liberated the Eight Rings. Ethan, who took advantage of the mana in an instant, stabbed the enemy with his divine sword.
Theron’s speed was also formidable.
Before he knew it, his sword was blocking the divine sword.
The negative energy and the white flame began to engage in a power struggle.
His sword clearly reminded me of a dragon of destruction.
This was something that had never happened before. Even the energy wrapped around the sword was noticeably different.
Because the corruption had progressed to a point where it couldn’t even be compared to the last time. Even White Flame couldn’t easily purify the guy’s energy.
However, it was not without gaps.
Although Theron gained enormous power by amplifying the energy of negativity, Theron’s reason had long since become blurred.
The guy was moving solely on instinct. It may be sharp, but its applicability is far behind.
As I focused my mind, I felt a ray of familiar energy through the negative emotions. It was the energy of the drug.
For an instant, the white flame burned brightly. The sharp white flames penetrated into the ink-colored energy as if trying to pierce a single point.
Acrid smoke rose through Theron’s energy. Volfar’s eyes widened when he saw that.
The reason why the Three Confucius’ brainwashing was able to proceed more deeply was because of high-grade drugs.
Now the duke was burning off only the energy of the drug with great precision. This was impossible unless one had an accurate understanding of the properties of the drug.
It didn’t matter if it was simply purifying the negative energy. However, purifying the properties of the drug responsible for brainwashing was a completely different story.
Because the amount administered was large, it was unlikely that he would be able to regain his sanity with just that one purification, but the situation had undoubtedly become more difficult.
Volfar’s hand went to the bead in his arms. Since I only had ten minutes to spare, I tried to watch the situation a little longer.
‘Can not help it.’
The battle had to end quickly.
It was when mana was infused into the orb.
Everyone who was watching the two people sparring widened their eyes. This was because Theron’s sword strike was faster than before.
With just one sword strike, the duke took as many as six steps back.
It was a completely different reaction from the tense battle just moments ago. Ethan frowned.
Because I had the experience of reaching transcendence in a past life, I was able to recognize it at a glance.
Theron’s body had now broken through the wall of transcendence. It was impossible to show such a miracle in an instant.
Unless there is some ‘sacrifice’.
Immediately his face hardened. This was because I found out what the third had sacrificed to break through the wall.
Ethan’s arm slowly changed shape. If it were not for Yongin’s might, it would have been difficult to receive the power of transcendence.
This time I only took two steps back. I let out a flurry of sword strikes and concentrated my eye power into the guy’s body.
‘There’s something there.’
Burning one’s life does not raise one’s level. I could only squeeze my strength to its limit.
Nevertheless, overcoming the wall meant that there was a medium that could help him.
There was a high possibility that the author had the medium.
‘What should I do…’
It wasn’t just a matter of blocking it. The problem was that Theron’s lifespan was getting shorter every time he swung the sword. In just one minute, more than four years of life force will be swallowed up.
Ethan held the divine sword.
‘I can’t help it.’
In the current situation, there was no way to defeat him in a short time.
Overwhelming power was needed.
It has the power to burn away all the power of negativity in an instant and bring the third guy back to his senses. This is impossible with the current white flame.
The power of the flame had to be inflated.
Ethan concentrated his mind and began to control the mana flowing throughout his body.
The fiery mana flowing within the body slowly began to vibrate. Every strand of mana was trembling like crazy, as if there had been an earthquake. It was similar to the movement of a swarm of bees.
When the number of vibrations exceeded two hundred, smoke slowly rose from the outside of the body.
Four hundred times.
Blood welled up on my neck.
It was a body that had become accustomed to the heat thanks to the blessings of the Lord of Fire. However, it was not without limitations. The body was screaming amidst the vibrations of high fever.
Six hundred times.
I felt dizzy.
But I couldn’t stop here.
‘It’s still not enough.’
It was a technology that could be used little by little at the flowering stage rather than the cycle stage. If it weren’t for his overwhelming mana control and blessed body, he wouldn’t have even dared to use this skill.
A huge amount of fire rose from the mana that vibrated hundreds of times in an instant. When the number of vibrations reaches one thousand.
Blood burst out from the hole.
Ethan smiled bitterly.
‘This is a thousand times harder.’
When the dragonlord’s arm was cut off.
At that time, the number of Mana vibrations exceeded ten thousand. Compared to when he reached the state of transcendence, his body was truly weak.
Still, one thing was certain.
The current white flame possessed a power close to transcendence.
The means was force, but in any case, right now, they have the power to overcome the wall.
The heat inside my body was going crazy, as if it was going to melt everything. If you swing your sword with this energy, the third will melt before you can purify it.
‘What I needed now…’
was not heat, but purifying power.
Ethan saw Theron’s energy and adjusted his thoughts. Through elaborate coordination, the white flames gradually calmed down. The time it took for the power contained in one thousand vibrations to be revealed was only a split second.
Theron’s face distorted as he saw the energy rippling around the divine sword. It was a completely opposite energy. My instincts were screaming loudly.
That thing is dangerous.
But there was no time to even react. The moment the sword was struck, countless sparks engulfed my entire body.
The mana flowing inside was changing its nature in an instant. It was an incredible amount of pain.
Theron, who was letting out a single scream, fell down. A huge blow was also inflicted on Volfar, who was controlling him through dark magic.
The Count barely swallowed the blood that had reached the tip of his throat.
Soon, he revealed his bewildered eyes. This was because all of the energy that had been controlling Theron disappeared in a split second.
What kind of energy was that?
It was a collection of emotions that Agiles had stored in Theron’s body for over 9 years. In addition, the power of all kinds of drugs was mixed to the point where even the mind was disturbed.
Even if it was the famous White Flame, it was impossible to save the Three Dukes.
That is why I exercised my right to challenge. Because it was never a power that could be purified in such a ridiculous way.
Why should I report this to the head of the house?
The duke suddenly showed transcendent power and Theron fell with a single blow?
If transcendence was a state that was so easily reached, dogs and cows would have used the power of transcendence.
‘Do you mean the duke had something that was sacred to the church?’
One thing was certain.
That the great precepts were completely wrong.
Theron collapsed and showed no sign of waking up. It was clear that he had suffered significant internal injuries as he was coughing up blood from the corner of his mouth.
On the other hand, the duke was standing calmly in the training hall, even though he was coughing up blood. Ethan then looked at Volfar and spoke.
“It looks like the winner has been decided.”
Volfar was silent.
Not only Earl William, but also the later exponents and the principal had clearly witnessed this scene.
Moreover, Count William, who was thorough, would have already imprinted this sparring into his memory crystal ball.
It was impossible to overturn the result.
It was a miserable failure.
“Don’t you know how to speak?”
Bolfar, who was trembling at those words, said.
Soon he looked at Theron, who had collapsed, with wide eyes.
“You’d better get that eye out.”
Volfar remained silent at Ethan’s warning voice. I vividly remembered the power contained in the sword that the duke had just shown me.
That power contained a force that even he could not handle.
That wasn’t the only problem.
Because Theron’s control was cut off for a moment, he suffered fatal internal injuries.
‘…The plan failed anyway.’
The Three Dukes’ right to challenge has disappeared. The strategic value has fallen vertically.
‘If all the feelings of negativity that had built up over the past nine years had disappeared…’
Even his own skills would have fallen into the abyss. There was no need to take the three princes with them, even risking a direct collision with the duke.
“…I’ll go back.”
It was a terrible insult, but it was just funny for the loser to continue talking. Bolfar, carrying the fallen Sogaju, hurriedly left the training ground.