TALE OF THE COLD EMPEROR - Season 1 Episode 58
The first round was still on-going so Athan sat down and started comprehending the intents while Tiana also decided to sit in meditation to gain a deeper understanding of her Lightning Inferno Intent.
After 3 hours, Athan comprehended Water Intent to Intermediate level.
After 7 hours, Athan comprehended Lightning Intent to Intermediate level.
After 10 hours, Athan comprehended Wood Intent to Intermediate Level.
Each time before starting to comprehend the Intent, Athan would grab Elemental energy and turn it into its primal form before studying it. For example, right now he had dark energy hovering in his hand and he was closely feeling and studying it, Like its effects, its properties, etc.
After studying it for an hour, He closed his eyes and sent his consciousness to the deepest part of the whirlpool before starting to comprehend the Dark intent according to his understanding of the dark element.
After 2 hours, He comprehended the Elementry Level of Dark intent and after another 4 hours, He comprehended the Intermediate Level of Dark Intent.
He also tried to continue comprehending the Advance Level but Laksel was right, It was impossible to comprehend Advance Level before stepping into Origin Intent Plane because after reaching an intermediate level in various Intents, He would feel as if he was blocked, Like when you are walking on a road but after walking for a while you suddenly hit a dead end.
To remove this dead end, He would have to be baptized by the origin.
So moving on, He opened his eyes after comprehending the intermediate level of Dark Intent and started studying Light energy, He had never created any Light Element spells because he did not understand the element but now that he understands, he was planning to create a powerful spell of light element.
After 9 hours, He also comprehended the Intermediate Level of Light Intent and decided to create a healing spell of Light element.
The healing spell is straightforward, The light energy itself contains healing properties and he just has to control the compression rate of energy and the amount of energy.
He decided that the spell will in the form of motes, The small light motes with a concentrated amount of Light energy, Thus its name would be .
The Light element’s other specialty is that it has high resistance against other elements except for dark elements but it also works well against Dark elements, In short, Both Dark and Light elements are nemeses of each other.
After studying Both Light and Dark energies, Athan found out that the Light element has high resistance against other elements except for the dark element while the Dark element has the effect of weakening other elements except for the light element.
Opening his eyes, Athan thought, ‘ Now I have comprehended Intermediate Intent of Fire, Wood, Earth, Water, Lightning, Dark and Light, And the ones left to comprehend are Air Intent and Space Intent. ‘
He then looked at the Timewatch he created using Mystic Energy inside his Mystic Realm and found out that 26 hours have passed.
‘ Well let’s hope the round continues until I finish comprehending space Intent, But I should first comprehend Air intent because I think that Space intent will take even longer time than the time I took to comprehend Light intent. ‘
After deciding it, He took out the Air energy and started studying it.
After 3 hours, Athan comprehended the Elementry Level of Air Intent and continued the comprehension to get it to Intermediate Level.
But at this time, An announcement reverberated everywhere along with a big display in the sky.
[ The First round is officially over, The 2nd round will start after an hour. ]
Athan heard the announcement and thought, ‘ Looks like this is it for now, As I won’t be able to comprehend the intermediate level of Air intent in an hour. ‘
Tiana also opened her eyes hearing the announcement.
Looking at her, Athan asked, ” Did you have any gains? ”
Tiana nodded with a smile and said, ” I feel like I will soon be able to comprehend the Intermediate Level of Lightning Inferno Intent, Also I think that my power has still increased due to reaching a deeper level of understanding in Lightning Inferno Intent. ”
” That’s good. Anyway, Let’s just wait now as one hour will pass by soon. ”
[ It’s time for the 2nd round. ]
[ The 2nd round this time is Challange Tower, To pass this round one needs to at least pass floor 30. Those who can not pass floor 30 will be eliminated and sent back to their home via teleportation. ]
[ Those who pass floor 30 will get 10 points. After that, you can continue to challenge the next floors for more points so do your best. ]
[ The 2nd round starts in 10 seconds. ]
As soon as the countdown hit 0, Athan arrived in a round room, The room was not too small but also not too big. It was around 25m in diameter.
Just as he was wondering what is the challenge about, A BBC appeared in front of him.
A Big Black Crab, 2 meters tall and 4-meter wide with menacing pincers and big eyes.
As soon as it appeared, It opened its mouth and released a jet of black water.
He dodged it easily before doing a long jump towards it. Arriving on its back, He gave a solid punch and defeated it easily.
After it disappeared, The floor he was on elevated and he appeared in another round room.
This time, Two wolves appeared in front of him as they both charged towards Athan while barring sharp fangs but they were also defeated easily.
He did not use any energy and he was not planning to use energy unless necessary because if he wants to reach higher floors then he has to tread carefully and save energies as he is not given any break time after passing floors.
On the 20th floor, He finally used the first spell.
The enemy was a light element turtle that had high defensive stats and ability and it also released earth boulders which were no joke so Athan decided to end it by using < Dark Bubbles> on it.
After comprehending Intents, His spells clearly became very powerful.
In the subsequent floors, Athan had to use one or more spells depending on the enemy, Fortunately, his spell’s attack power was enough to defeat enemies in one hit otherwise he would possibly have to use more energies.
The enemy on the 27th Floor which looked like a silver sparrow proved to be quite troublesome because it was too fast.
Its size was the same as normal vultures found in his previous life, From the magical beast he had seen so far, This sparrow was the smallest.
But even tho it was small, It was just too fast and it also released spatial blades that were making slashes on Athan’s body that were proving to be troublesome so he also put up a to block them.
” The problem now is how to kill that sparrow, I just need to hit it once and it will be defeated but I’ve already wasted a and a but couldn’t hit it. ”
After thinking for a few seconds, He suddenly remembered a spell that he had not used in a long time or actually never used after successfully making a spell rune of it.
Nodding his head, Athan thought, ‘ Hmmm, It will definitely work. ‘
A tornado formed in front of him and rapidly increased in size as Athan poured more energy into it.
After a few seconds, The tornado got big enough to cover 75% of the room’s space which caused trouble to the sparrow’s flying ability.
” If I had comprehended Intermediate Air element then that sparrow would already have been sucked into the tornado. ” muttering this, Athan poured more energy to make it bigger as the sparrow finally succumbed to it and died.
After defeating the sparrow, Athan didn’t encounter any troublesome magical beast like that and smoothly reached floor 30.
Of course, he had to use spells on those floors too because otherwise, they would prove to be troublesome, His body alone is not enough to deal with those beasts as his body’s stats are capped at 10/10/10.
Presently on the 30th floor, Athan’s opponent finally appeared.
It was a monkey…with normal human size, brown fur, and black wings.
As soon as it appeared, It waved both of its hands and two dark blades shot towards Athan at a fast speed.
Athan also unfolded from his back as he dodged the attack.
His control over the maneuver became a bit better after comprehending Lightning Intent and Air Intent, But he felt that he had more control over his Lightning wing than Air wing which was an obvious fact.
Athan didn’t dilly dally and summoned But instead of throwing it, he dashed towards the monkey with the spear in hand.
The monkey ran away while releases dark blades, But Athan put up a on himself and soon caught up to the money and threw the spear when he was sure that it would hit the monkey.
The monkey got hit by the spear and it was paralyzed thus sealing its fate.
[ Congratulations! You have passed the 30th floor along with the 2nd round. ]
[ Reward: 10 points. ]
[ You will be transported to the 31st floor in 5 seconds to continue the challenge. Do your best. ]
As soon as he arrived on the 31st floor, A display appeared in front of him along with a monotone voice.
[ To pass this floor, Use a spell with an Attack unit of at least 200 on the rock in front of you. ]
” oh, looks like the format of challenge changed, Will it be the same in the next round? ” muttering this, He looked In front of him and saw a white square rock.
After thinking for a moment, He summoned a and threw it towards the white rock with his full power.
The spear hit the rock and dissolved, But after that, a screen appeared on top of the rock which displayed a number.
[ Attack Power: 104 ]
‘ I see…’