TALE OF THE COLD EMPEROR - Season 1 Episode 54
After defeating that Ant, Four of them once again hid inside the tree trunk because if another Ant came, Then they wouldn’t be able to deal with it without Laksel who is currently almost out of energy as he had consumed a considerable amount of energies to create defensive spells that could withstand the ant’s attacks.
” We need to properly plan our strategy, Not all Ants will be the same as this one, there will be a variety of Ants, Some Ants will be all rounded like the one which we just killed, Some Ants will have extraordinary speed and attack, while some will have powerful armor and attack. ” Inside the tree truck, Laksel spoke with a serious face.
Risa nodded as head and spoke as she looked at Athan and Tiana, ” It seems like you two don’t know general information regarding the First round of examination, Every 100 years The Myriad Stars Academy’s first round is exactly the same, that is Ant Hunting. In this round, We have to gather as many points as we can so that we can buy something useful from Point’s shop which can aid us in the next rounds. ”
” I see…Why don’t we use the same strategy that we used before? Risa will control the Ant with her ice and mist spells, Laksel will block Ant’s attacks while i and Tiana will deal the finishing blow? ” Athan spoke with a smile after Risa finished speaking, He might sound stupid but he had a plan.
And Indeed, Laksel and Risa frowned hearing that as Laksel spoke grimly, ” You do realize that the spell you used had lower penetration power than my Dark Metal Spear right? If you want to penetrate the Ant’s armor then you need intent, My spells are boosted by my intent, With My Metal Intent, my Dark Metal Spear’s penetrative power is significantly boosted which created cracks on its armor, Your drilling Lance can’t break it. ”
Risa nodded her head, ” Even if you keep using the same spells it will not break the armor, That’s how these Ants are created. Suppose that the Ant’s Defence is 100 and your Drilling Lance had an attack power of 99, You may think that it’s the only difference of 1 and that if you keep using the spell on the same spot then you will break past its defense right? NO! Unless you have a spell with 100 and above attack power you will not be able to put cracks in its 100 defense power armor. ”
After speaking, She waved her hand that caused a display to appear in front of her which was then passed towards Athan.
[ G.Ant ]
Looking at the display Athan was surprised.
” You can see Ant’s stats here and Your combat power should be also calculated now, Take a look. ”
Hearing Risa’s voice Athan looked at this status screen which appeared after he murmured, ” Status “.
[Elements]: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Air, Lightning, Dark, Light, Space
[outfit ]:- Assasin Mage V.1
[Point Shop]: 10.15 points.
Evaluation: Weaker than an Ant, No kidding.
‘ Hmmm…My EP also decreased after I used < Drilling Lance>, after all, I used a lot of Earth, Fire, and Air energies while forming that spell. ‘
Athan thought after looking at his information, He then thought for some time and finally decided to do what he was going to do.
Before he spoke though, Laksel looked at Athan and said, ” If you had Earth intent, then your might be able to penetrate Ant’s defense but…” Shaking his head he continued, ” Comprehending an Intent is not that easy. Actually, It’s much easier to get an affinity than Intent, I didn’t have Metal Affinity at first, but I comprehended Metal Intent by chance thus My Family helped me buy Metal Affinity Pill. ”
Athan nodded after hearing them. After that, he spoke with an uncertain face, ” I…can get Earth Intent I think, I currently have 10 points which are enough to buy an Earth Intent Plate. ”
Shaking her head, Risa spoke in a tone as if she had heard a joke of the year. ” You are joking, right? Do you think you can get Earth Intent by using the Earth Intent plate? Let me tell you that the chances to comprehend Intents from these Plates in the shop are close to 0%, Why do you think they are cheap at just 10 points? ”
Laksel nodded by the said, ” Indeed, It’s better to use points to buy pills to refill our respective element energy or buy Equipment to boost our combat power instead of wasting them on Intent Plates,
Also after we finish the 2nd round of examination, the 2nd page of the shop will open, from it You can buy Intent Slates, Although the success rate still depends on users and it’s also generally around 1% it’s still way better than Intent Plates which are just trashes. ”
Athan shook his head with a smile, ” Let me just try, who knows I might be able to comprehend the basic Earth intent? ”
Inside his thought, ‘ I hope black whirlpool can work its magic on virtual world’s items too, Although this virtual world is too real for it to be considered as just Virtual, just how the heck did they do this? ‘
Suppressing his useless thoughts, he directly bought the Earth Intent Plate, and in an instant, it appeared on his hand.
” You…” Seeing that Athan already bought the plate, Laksel shook his head.
But at this time, Tiana ” humphed…” with displeasure towards Laksel and Risa while she thought, ‘ Athan will definitely be able to comprehend it. ‘
” What are you getting antsy for? what we said is true. ” Risa said with an annoyed expression as she looked at Tiana.
Risa and Laksel obviously didn’t believe that Athan can comprehend Basic Earth intent using Earth Intent Plate. Because countless people had tried to comprehend the intent from these cheap Plates but none of them succeeded.
At this time, Athan was looking at the Earth Intent Plate in his hand, It looked like a round brown disk that had weird patterns inscribed on it.
He could fill something when he looked at this Earth Intent Plate, ‘ I seem to have felt something like this before…’ thinking about his past, he remembered, ‘ I felt similar thing after eating those fruits in the underground cavern below the pond. ‘
While he was still feeling the Earth Intent Plate, something happened. The plate slowly started to disappear, after 3 seconds the plate entirely disappeared which dumbfounded everyone.
At this time, Athan’s eyes were closed as if he entered some kind of state.
Meanwhile, Both Laksel and Risa had bewildered looks on their face that clearly showed ‘ WHAT THE FUVK ‘ expression.
Here’s what happened.
When the earth intent plate appeared in Athan’s hand. Inside his body which was in the Virtual Tube, The black whirlpool started spinning, But this time instead of absorbing anything, It released faint brown sparks, these brown sparks traveled into his Energy Realm before going inside the Earth Crystal that was spinning above Earth Elemental Sea.
After all the sparks entered inside the Earth Crystal, The Plate which was in Athan’s hand disappeared causing Athan to enter into a trance.
When the Plate disappeared, Another thing happened.
Inside the Captain’s Office, He heard a notification, ” An Energy Plane user had comprehended Earth Intent by using Earth Intent Plate. ”
A slightly surprised expression appeared on Captain’s bored face as he spoke, ” Show me his details. ”
A hologram unfolded in front of his eyes displaying Athan’s details.
” Hmm… The brat doesn’t have any impressive qualities but People these days don’t buy Intent Plates at all while this brat bought one and even comprehended the intent, It’s been several centuries since someone comprehended intent by using Intent Plate, he must have a very high understanding of Earth element. ”
After that, he swiped the hologram away and his expression returned that of a boring one as he looked through some complex graphs.
Risa and Laksel looked at Athan who in trance and then at each other with a shocked expression.
” He…really comprehended Earth’s intent,” Risa spoke with a silly expression.
Nodding his head, Laksel wryly spoke, ” That seems to be the case, otherwise the Plate won’t disappear. ”
Tiana looked at the two of them and chuckled with disdain. [ A/N: good wife. ]
Risa looked at her before she spoke with an uncertain tone, ” I am aware that you two are friends, but judging by your behavior, your relationship doesn’t seem to be that simple. ”
Tiana’s skull face mask formed a smile as she spoke, ” He is my…husband. ”
” Oh…” Both Risa and Laksel ‘ Oh’ed ‘ and then looked at Athan who just opened his eyes.
With a faint smile, Athan spoke, ” I’ve comprehended Basic Earth Intent at Elementary Level. It seems that with Earth intent, My earth element spells will become at least 30% powerful. ”
After comprehending Earth intent, Athan understood it was something ethereal, It was not energy but a thought imbued with an understanding of Earth Element which was currently at Elementry Level.
Now with Earth’s intent, His control of Earth energy and the power of Earth energy also increased a notch above all other elements he currently had.