The Unsurpassed Maiden - Chapter 176 - 176 - The Cloaked Mage
As soon as those words left the Mage’s mouth, another savage beast landed in front of them both.
“F*ck!” Hae Choon says, “I’m really pissed off right now.”
“Charming.” Mi Young comments while giving the other a playful smirk.
“Stop smirking at me. Let’s f*cking get that bastard.” Hae Choon says as he looks up and readies himself for the next attack. “Where are you mother*cker?”
“Fine. I’ll go somewhere where I can where those beasts are coming from. You stay there as bait.” Mi Young instructs before she starts to run towards the back part of the floor where the maintenance room was located.
“Why am I the bait?” She heard Hae Choon shout at her while she was running towards the other direction.
Mi Young didn’t even spare the other party any glance before replying back, “Because you’re stronger than me!”
The black haired girl smirks while running towards the back of the floor and into the maintenance room. She knew that the other party had no other choice but to stay there as bait since the black haired girl’s words indeed flattered him for a bit.
When Mi Young arrives inside the maintenance room she immediately searches for the escape window. She had never been inside a maintenance room before but she had read a lot about it from her father’s books. Mi Young remembered that every maintenance room has an escape window where a trapped staff can use. This escape window can help them go towards the rooftop or the upper floor.
The black haired girl looks up to search for it and after a while, she finally sees it at the corner of the room. The young girl didn’t waste any more of her time before she ran towards the escape window. However, the only problem is that she can’t reach it. She tried to look for a ladder but there was nothing there.
“F*ck. How can I get a ladder? As if it can just magically app—” Mi Young stops mid-sentence when she realizes her own words. “Thank the gods for Lady Ning Gwang.”
Without further ado, the black haired girl started to focus and emptied her state of mind so she can start with her Materialization magic.
“Lady Ning Gwang said to picture out the thing you want to materialize.” Mi Young whispers to herself. “You need to vision it in front of you. Solid and real. Then, slowly release your energy and mana power at the same time like you’re calling for it to come to you.”
The black haired girl didn’t waste any time before she did all she was saying. She pictures out a ladder, strong and high enough for her to reach the escape window. “Think of it in front of you. Solid. Real.”
When the black haired girl feels the pull Lady Ning Gwang was talking about, she immediately draws out her mana power and energy at the same time.
‘You will feel something click inside your mind if the material in front of you appears.’ Mi Young remembered hearing Lady Ning Gwang say that to her.
Seconds later, something like a click finally appears inside her brain. Immediately, Mi Young opened her eyes to check if she succeeded with her first try. And she couldn’t stop the huge grin forming on her face the moment she saw a ladder standing tall in front of her.
Mi Young did a small congratulatory dance just because of too much happiness, then she remembered the chaos outside. “Sh*t. Right.”
The black haired girl immediately places the ladder so she can use it and use the escape window so she can go to the higher floor and maybe use it to check where the savage beasts were coming from. To her delight the moment she arrived towards the maintenance room of the upper floor she saw a window that could be used so she could look up at the sky.
“Now, where are you?” Mi Young whispers while she starts peeking by the window to go and check out who was causing all those beasts flying on top of them.
Mi Young was hiding behind the window for a couple of minutes already but she didn’t see anything. “Could it be that they’re done already? Or did they run out of beasts?”
She peaks at the window carefully again to see if there are signs of the enemies. And just as soon as she checks the surroundings, she sees a hooded figure floating just in front of the building facing the floor level where she and Hae Choon were.
This hooded figure had his arms crossed and the moment he raised his hands and clapped twice, a savage beast that was already dead appeared in front of him. Without blinking, the man throws this savage beast towards the hole of the building.
“How the hell is he doing that?” Mi Young whispers while she hides behind the curtains. She peaks again and sees the man clapping his hands once more and another savage beast appeared right beside him. Then, a thought flashes through the young girl’s mind, “Could it be that he’s also using Materialization magic?”
“If he’s using Materialization magic then how can we defeat him?” Mi Young whispers to herself. Then, she remembered that she wasn’t alone. She immediately runs back towards the escape window, goes down, and runs back towards where Hae Choon was.
“Did you find anything?” Hae Choon asks while dodging another attack from the Mage outside.
Mi Young nodded her head in confirmation. “Yes. A Mage who is using Materialization magic is behind this all.”
Something inside Hae Choon’s mind finally clicks. “Sh*t I should have known.”
“Earlier, when I was alone and you were upstairs investigating. This Mage made a small mistake with his magic. I felt something that pulled me towards their magic. I thought it was just my imagination but this Mage suddenly gave me some of their mana. Then, this mana felt very familiar to me.” Hae Choon explained as he pulled Mi Young towards him so they can both dodge another flying beast. “I knew that I felt such magic before. And now, I realized that’s why I can feel like I have known this magic before because I knew who is behind this.”
“You know, I didn’t understand any sh*t about what you said at all. But skip that part and tell me who that Mage is. And if you know him, do you know what his weakness is?” Mi Young asks while sounding like she was in a hurry.
“Yes. That’s Itto behind that cloak.”
“Itto? That sounds like a foreign name.”
“Indeed. He’s from another kingdom.” Hae Choon says while he starts to run towards a huge pillar on the right side of the floor with Mi Young following closely behind him.
“Another kingdom? There are other kingdoms aside from ours?!” Mi Young couldn’t help but shout. She couldn’t stop herself from getting shocked because Hae Choon jstu casually said those words as if what he was saying was just mere words.
And ho, behold, indeed he really thinks that those words are just utter nonsense for the black haired girl. “Yes. Why are you so shocked?”
“Uh? Hello? All my life I read about the Mage kingdom only. I never knew that other kingdoms aside from us exist as well.” Mi Young says while giving the other party a bewildered look.
“Well, surprise, there are others than us.” Hae Choon shrugs. “Anyway, we can deal with that later and let’s focus on defeating that young lad.”
“Fine. Promise me you will answer all my questions later!” Mi Young says while giving the other party a serious and expectant look.
“Yes. I promise. Now, let’s talk about the plan shall we?” Hae Choon asks while glaring at the other party.
Mi Young scoffs and rolls her eyes at him. “Fine. What should we do?”
“Itto is a master in Materialization magic. He can materialize anything he wants, including us.” Hae Choon starts to say. “If he wants to, he can make you appear beside him.”
“Wow. So you’re telling me there’s no way we can defeat this bitch.” Mi Young deadpans.
“However, there’s a weakness that comes with his Materialization magic.” Hae Choon added while smirking at Mi Young.
“What is it then?”
“He will have to look at that thing first before he can make them appear beside him.”
“How is that a weakness? And how can it help us?” Mi Young asks.
“Are you stupid? I’m saying, we could attack him on his front.”
Mi Young’s eyebrows creased upon hearing the other party’s words. “Then he can see us and make us appear beside him!”
“No. He needs to see the whole thing first before it can materialize next to him. Which means that we can attack and advance on him without making him see our faces.. That way, while we are running towards him, he can’t materialize us next to him.”