Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 396: Clash of Spells
Chapter 396: Clash of Spells
The assessment began once more.
The woman still used novice-level energy bombs. According to the regulations of the assessment, the examiner was also not allowed to use spells beyond the scope of the freshman grade.
However, the woman has also increased the difficulty. The energy bombs she controlled in her hands were as flexible as her own limbs, other than increasing the number of energy bombs released each time, the attack angles were also very erratic.
Her intention was very simple, that was to suppress Xiao Lin with uninterrupted attacks from the sky, to the point where Xiao Lin could not get a breather. That way, Xiao Lin had to consume more mental energy too.
The difference in strength forced Xiao Lin into the situation even if he knew the opponent’s trap. He was unable to execute so many perceptive positioning in such a short time, and could only use the same well-practiced flame bombs to fill the gap.
If one flame bomb could not end things, he would release two. If two still could not solve it, he would launch another four.
For a time, the assessment turned into a spell bombing competition. The light blue energy bombs soared in an arc, forming a sharp contrast with the burning flame bombs flying all over the sky.
From the very beginning, Xiao Lin was obviously at a disadvantage. He was flustered in the face of such a sophisticated opponent. The continuous onslaught of energy bombs prevented him from ascertaining how many were directed at him and how many were just to confuse him. Considering the woman’s ulterior motives, Xiao Lin could not take any risks and decided to intercept all the energy bombs.
Five minutes later, Xiao Lin was still suppressed.
Ten minutes later, Xiao Lin was still struggling to cope.
In 15 minutes, Xiao Lin seemed to have adapted to the rhythm of the energy bombs, and his interception efficiency had greatly improved.
Neither person realized that time was up. Xiao Lin’s mental energy consumption was indeed very large, but he still had plenty of energy left. Even the miracle state had not been activated yet, but he was already starting to consider using Ruin if the woman continued to speed up her rhythm.
The other examiners on the sidelines were dumbfounded and tried to point out that the time had come. However, they all seemed to be a little afraid of the woman, as they did not speak despite having their mouths open.
As a result, the exam was still in progress.
After half an hour, Xiao Lin finally felt that his head was starting to grow dizzy. It was a sign of mental exhaustion, and although he did not pay attention to the time, he believed that it had been more than 15 minutes, but the woman did not show any signs of stopping.
Perhaps that woman knew that the time had already passed, but simply forced the exam to continue for the sake of her reputation, following which her purpose was not just to test him, but to knock him down.
Xiao Lin would not suffer much damage even if he wore a mage robe with extremely high spell resistance for the exam. Despite that, the woman could easily knock him down if that was her intention.
Xiao Lin was slightly angry, but as long as the woman’s energy bombs continued, he had to continue to intercept with flame bombs until his mental power was completely exhausted. Countless energy bombs would then annihilate him until he fell to the ground.
“If this is the case, then I’ll bring you down with me! Let’s see who’s afraid of whom!”
Xiao Lin suddenly yelled. Due to the exhaustion of mental energy, his voice was a little hoarse. The woman was a little anxious and did not seem to care about what he said, but she was soon forced to acknowledge that something was happening.
Xiao Lin had started his Miracle state, and the anger in his heart quickly elevated him to the higher and more explosive Ruin state. The sudden leap in strength gave him an explosive ability comparable to Bronze-rank, and the other woman finally realized Xiao Lin’s abnormality, though she still did not pay much attention to it.
In the Ruin state, Xiao Lin’s various attributes have been comprehensively improved, and he can also freely switch attributes. The result was that his near-exhausted mental power could be quickly restored. Although it was an overdraft recovery, he had been quite at ease when dealing with the situation at hand, despite struggling to cope in the beginning. By then, he could even stand there motionlessly and release flame bombs with one hand. Furthermore, he was even able to capture the trajectory of each energy bomb, intercepting them accurately.
The change undoubtedly made the woman even more irritated. She knew that Xiao Lin had passed the examination resoundingly that day.
Causing Xiao Lin to suffer in her hands was a way of redeeming her own dignity. That thought circled in her mind and finally made her lose her sanity. After seeing that the energy bomb’s attack had no effect, she ignored the vague reminders of other examiners on the sidelines and did not hesitate to change to a higher-level spell.
The flurry of energy bombs stopped abruptly, but a football-sized lightning ball had already flown over, repelling all the flame bombs in its way. The level of that new spell was obviously not weak at all.
The frightened Xiao Lin sped up his spellcasting speed. He did not know many spells, and he had the sudden thought of a flame ball. The Flame Ball Spell was an improved version of the Flame Bomb, and Xiao Lin could easily use the former since he had learnt the latter. Doing so was not difficult and all he needed to do was re-add the casting steps that had been omitted.
There was no time to think about the feasibility and Xiao Lin raised his staff again. Fortunately, it had been ingrained in his memory, and the content of the spell book quickly filtered through his mind like a slide projector. Soon, he began resonating with the flame element in the surroundings.
A huge flame ball quickly condensed on the top of the staff. Xiao Lin was slightly surprised, because this flame ball was obviously not an ordinary one. He had seen that Black Iron-rank spell before, but his own ball was at least twice as big as that. Furthermore, it was burning with a much deeper flame.
Was it caused by casting a spell in the Ruin state? Xiao Lin was not too sure, so he had to wait until the assessment before thinking about it. For the time being, he immediately launched the flame ball in his hand.
In an instant, the two magic balls collided in mid-air, and then burst out an extremely dazzling light. The ensuing huge explosion and shockwave knocked Xiao Lin down on the spot.
The students waiting outside the training hall were feeling bored when they suddenly felt the entire ground shaking slightly. Some random people even ran away while yelling ‘earthquake’. Of course, other calm individuals understood that they were in an independent space, which made it impossible for a natural disaster like an earthquake to exist. The saner individuals realized that it was caused by a very strong blast wave, and the source of the shock wave was the training hall in front of them.
The people in the student union, who were responsible for maintaining order outside, also had weird expressions. They no doubt understood that it was just a reaction caused by collided spells, but the problem was that the freshmen were having their test that day. How was it possible for freshmen to produce a spell effect of such level?!