A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special - Novel Chapter 76

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special Novel


Chapter 76: At the End of the Nightmare (3)



[Dimension Burst]




The Fourth-Circle teleportation magic.




Crack




With the noise of glass breaking, Desir's surroundings started to  collapse.   Endless  explosions  continued  to  overwhelm  the senses and before long the magic had almost reached Desir.




[Raise Earth]




A magic spell firmly in the territory of a Third-Circle. It built walls  by  shaping  earth  that  had  been  raised.  Unfortunately, these   walls   were   not   enough   to   withstand   the   continuous explosions. They were quickly demolished.




Smash


One  of  the  pieces  of  the  wall  hit  Desir's  arm  and  the  force activated the Clothes Line's defense magic. Unconsciously, Desir touched and felt out the affected arm. If it wasn't for the Clothes Line, he'd probably have lost his arm.




Crow Mask was a magician that belonged to the highest class, the  Sixth-Circle,  and  Desir  was  only  a  Third-Circle  magician with the support of an Artifact.




At  this  moment,  all   Desir  could  do  was  gather  all   of  his strength, leaving nothing in reserve.




'Let's do a little bit more... just a little bit more...'




Thud!




The  conclusion  of  this  fight  was  inevitable,  with  one  side attacking unilaterally and mercilessly, while the other side was preoccupied with just blocking. It was hardly a fair match. The inevitability  of  Desir's  defeat  was  so  apparent  that  even  a layperson  would  recognise  this  after  seeing  it  with  their  own eyes.  Desir intrinsically knew this fact as well.  Thus, his only objective was to delay Crow Mask from reaching and interfering with Zod's work.




Rumble




[Destruction Area]




The Fourth-Circle spatial magic.




When Crow Mask cast his magic, enormous energy gathered and built up around him.  In a matter of moments, the magic had destroyed the roads and shattered buildings as if it would swallow the entire city. Crow Mask's intention was to use this in a head-on confrontation with Desir.




Boom




All  of  a  sudden,  the  magic  that  had  fanned  out  from  Crow Mask disappeared.




[Inversion]




The flow of this battle had turned on its head.




'You've already reversed my magic...?'




No  matter  how  good  he  was  at  reversing,  it  was  nearly impossible to analyse and inverse the high-class magic in just a few  seconds.   However  this  boy  in  front  of  him  was  surely capable of doing it.




"... He's been figuring out the structure of my spells since he first saw my magic."




Desir  had  been  analyzing  Crow  Mask's  magic  formula  ever since  he  came  to  the  council  room  and  battled  against  Zod earlier.  He  wanted  to  be  prepared  for  this  kind  of  situation. Crow Mask quickly changed his magic formula. The flow of the magic cast - was entirely changed and a totally new method of magic appeared.  Even Desir couldn't defend against this as he wasn't capable of converting Sixth-Circle magic on first sight.




But that assumption lasted very shortly. His magic didn't last any longer and was soon inverted.




'The inversion is getting faster...!'



This time, even though the structure of the formula was not even fully analyzed yet, the inversion was quickly completed. It was because Desir had read the basic logic fundamental  quirks to  the  spells  that  Crow  Mask  had  cast.  This  was  a  problem endemic  to  humankind  due  to  their  lack  of  flexibility  and imagination.  No  matter  how  Crow  Mask  tried  to  change  the strategies of his magic, the necessary foundation of it had not been changed.




Structure of magic.




The idea of a magician.




Paths of development.




As time went by, the flow of became more familiar to Desir. As a result, the speed of his reversing only accelerated. People say that battles of high-class sorcerers are like a chess game - players assume, read, and challenge each other's strategies.




Magic battle.


Desire  had  a  relatively  poor  mana  pool  compared  to  Crow Mask, but he was confronting high-class magic very calmly. On the other hand, Crow Mask had ever decreasing time to cast his magic  before  it  was  inverted.  He  was  being  fully  read.  His thought process was being analysed and countered by Desir.




'...It  is  only  a  matter  of  time  before  all  of  my  magic  gets blocked.'




Crow Mask started to break out in cold sweat. Little by little, he realized the momentum was shifting against him.




'I've never had this kind of battle before.'




It was quite different from the battle with Zod. Zod and Crow Mask had equally competent mana pools. So, it was really up to who  developed  and  deployed  the  more  powerful  magic  in  a more effective way.




But the battle with this sorcerer was clearly different. A fight that depended solely on inversion.  No matter how strong the magic  ?  since  the  formula  was  being  inverted  ?  there  was nothing he could do.


It felt as if Desir was slowing taking over.




Crow Mask would be defeated when all of the magic he had at his  disposal  was  analyzed  and  inverted  by  Desir.  Crow  Mask changed his opinion of Desir.




'This is an oppponent as strong as Zod.'




Low magic power.




Low circle.




The physical attributes were also terrible.




Crash!!!




But,  he  made  up  for  all  of  these  weaknesses  with  only  his prowess  in:   inversion,  judgment,  and  battle  experience.   He made up the power difference by predicting what his opponent would do and even attempted to counter it.  He freely used all kinds of different magic.  That alone was greater than a Sixth-Circle ability in terms of magic dueling.





[Devour la gravitia.]




Paaawww!




The magic missed and hit the fountain.  The water fountain broke, and the stream of water shot up in the air and soaked Crow Mask's robe and feet. Desir didn't just sit down and miss that golden opportunity.




[Freezing Field]




The flooded floor started to freeze and Crow Mask's feet and robe froze since they were in contact with the water.




Desir continued to invoke magic. He invoked magic with all of the  power  that  he  had.  The  crest  on  the  back  of  his  hand flashed.




[Ice Orb]


An attack magic that poured out countless ice bolts. A myriad of ice bolts shot out and nailed against the body of Crow Mask.




Crumple




With control of the magic that he could counter with wrested out of his control, the ice bolts started dug into Crow Mask's frost-covered body.




One, two, three, and soon tens of ice bolts.  Now, the figure covered by ice arrows could hardly be considered a human body. It was as if he had transformed into a snowman.




"...this tickles."




The snow covered figure exploded. And...




"GASP!"




Crunch!


In  an  instant  a  jolt  of  pain  plagued  Desir's  body,  wreaking havoc  with  his  nerves.  The  barrier  fragments  of  the  Clothes Line  were  circling  in  the  immediate  surrounding.  A  surge  of pain  coursed  through  Desir's  body,  threatening  to  reap  his consciousness.  He  felt  his  vision  slowly  fading  to  black.  The whole world felt like it was turning upside down.  Desir's body flew back and tumbled towards the corner of the building.




Crack




The  crunching  sound  of  bones  vividly  rang  throughout  the surrounding  area.  Desir  spat  out  blood  as  his  organs  felt  like they were shredded and he fell down to the cold stone ground. Desir's Clothes Lines nonchalantly chirped out a warning.




-Warning.  Less  than  10  percent  of  the  Clothes  Line  mana remains. Defense ability shutting down.




It  was  the  force  strong  enough  to  overwhelm  the  defensive power of the Clothes Line.




"I didn't expect to use this here."


Crow  Mask's  robe  was  a-light  and  it  made  short  work  of melting the ice covering it. He shook off the ice particles as he was  walking  across  the  water  puddle  left  from  the  ice.  Desir could only look at the magic Crow Mask was invoking in his hand.




The magic that was going to be deployed from Crow Mask's hand was something bizarre that he had never seen before. The formula  in  his  hand  was  making  geometric  formations  and spinning endlessly.




[Supercube, Tesseract]




The formula was continually changing.




"...against a half-assed sorcerer like you."




Desir got up, wiping the blood from around his mouth. He felt burning pain from what must have been several broken bones. His   thought   process   never   stopped   or   slowed   down   as   he surveyed the damage.




'What in the world is that..?'





Something fell  on top of Desir's shoulder.  It was a partially destroyed piece of stone construction. Desir turned around. The top portion of the building he collapsed against was destroyed, and  rubble  was  tumbling  down,  littering  the  ground.   The building was ruined beyond repair. Desir was at the periphery of this scene of destruction.




'He didn't have enough time to cast high-circle magic...'




Even  if  he  was  casting  magic  while  defending,  he  could've only  had  about  10  seconds,  but  the  magic  deployed  was  well above the Fifth-Circle. The building was completely demolished and  he  was  critically  wounded  with  the  Clothes Line  defense utterly diminished even though the magic didn't fully hit him.




Desir bit his lips.




'... Is it vision magic?'




It was a magic that he couldn't even understand the governing principle of.


Crow Mask reached for Desir.  The Tesseract started shaking again.




"...!"




Unexpectedly,   Crow   Mask   sensed   something   and   quickly developed defense magic.




At the same moment, a shock rang out loudly. Something flew towards his defensive magic.  It was sniper magic.  Crow Mask turned and stared in the direction that the sniper magic came from. Then there was a tremendous amount of fighting aura.




Swoosh!




The noise was so loud that it could hurt ears by itself. It was a lightning-fast sword.




"You get away from Desir!"




It was Pram's sword, reaching the super-sonic realm, moving at an astonishing speed.





Crow  Mask  had  cast  his  Fourth-Circle  magic  in  between attacks,   but   Pram   broke   through   the   flame   wall   without hesitation. Crow Mask couldn't avoid it. He was not allowed any time to react. Pram's sword stabbed into Crow Mask's side.




"This is dangerous."




He invoked special movement magic without any preparation time.   He  instantly  felt  his  body  begin  to  break  down  into particles.




...   And   Desir's   inversion   immediately   followed   up.   Crow Mask's   special   magic   was   interrupted.   Crow   Mask's   body immediately formed again. An ice palace appeared above him.




[Freezing Palace]




"...!"




Hundreds of ice spells rained down on him.


Kaboom!!




The area around him was devastated. Fortunately, there were no civilians nearby.




Desir lifted his head.  Adjest and Pram stood infront of him, demonstrating a unified front protecting Desir.




"You guys... how...?"




"We've been following your location via the communication device."




The communication bracelet had a location tracking function between party members.




Pram grabbed his sword. His face crumpled into a frown and his eyes betrayed how furious he was.




"...you left us because we were not competent enough, Desir?"


Pram  asked,  while  remaining  vigilant  and  guarding  against Crow Mask.  His face was as red as fire; and his breath was as rough as a bull.




Desir had never seen Pram as angry as this.




"I thought you couldn't handle it."




"But... But! We were so worried. Did you know that?"




"I'm sorry."




Desir had nothing to say.  Adjest glanced at Desir and found that he was covered in blood.




"You're right.  We are absolutely not enough to fight with a demon.  But, Desir, look at you.  It's not only us who couldn't handle the situation."




"... Oh... Um."


"Well. Enough."




Ring




At that moment, a message arrived from Romantica who was observing them and preparing to snipe Crow Mask.




"?  Will  you  tell  us  to  stay  out  here,  Desir?  We'll  be  very disappointed."




Everyone was thinking about Desir. They were worried about him.




"The formation has been deployed as you have trained us for. We  have  deployed  a  sniper,  and  Pram  and  I  will   lead  the charge." Said Adjest.




"Well, this is the party that you have taught and trained. Can't you believe in us at least once?"




Desir looked into everyone's eyes, and soon found his answer. What he saw told him that they would rely on him, but would


back him up at the same time.

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