Versatile Mage - Chapter 2285
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
An eerie Shadow Needle flew slowly at the commander of the fleet of Wind Warships.
The commander was unable to move, completely wrapped in the Shadow Strings.
His face turned pale when he noticed the Shadow Needle was approaching the part between his legs!
“Don’t, I’m begging you, don’t do it!” the commander pleaded desperately.
A loud cry of agony rose from the middle of the street. The commander held his crotch and fell rolling to the ground.
His body was twitching in pain. He felt like dying from the overwhelming pain.
“This is a very detailed map of the terrain… huh? Why are you fighting the Brown Army?” Zhao Manyan was holding something like a scroll.
Even though the crystal orb was secretly watching Wu Ku from the sky like a satellite, the upper Scorching River covered an area of dozens of square kilometers. It would not be easy to locate Wu Ku through the crystal orb’s projection.
“Nothing, I just took out some scum while I was waiting for you,” Mo Fan said casually.
Zhao Manyan glanced at the torn skirt on the ground and realized what had happened.
The high-schooler was nowhere to be seen. She had run away instinctively when she had the chance. It was difficult to say what would happen to her next.
“The Aorus Sacred Institute is so selfish. They just ran away like that. They didn’t care about others’ well-being at all,” Zhao Manyan grumbled.
“They are the future leaders of this country, who are favored by the Heavens. There’s no point in them sacrificing their lives in this meaningless war. They will still become high-rank authorities, no matter which side wins the war in the end.” Mu Bai had a bad impression of the Aorus Sacred Institute, too.
“It’s just how it is. There aren’t many heroes like us who are willing to contribute to society… Mo Fan, did you neuter him? Why is he crying so horribly?” Zhao Manyan asked.
“Mm, needles suit them better.”
A captain pointed at Mo Fan and yelled, “Our Brown Army will punish you rebels! You will never leave this country in one piece!”
Zhao Manyan went up to the captain and kicked him to the ground.
“Screw you, you dare think you’ve won the battle here? If it weren’t for the rain, you wouldn’t even dare to revolt!” Zhao Manyan yelled down at him.
The Brown Army might seem powerful now, like a rolling snowball. However, a troop of Mages was nothing before a Super Mage, let alone these foxes who were exploiting the tiger’s might!
“Let’s go, we shouldn’t waste our time with these hoodlums,” Mu Bai said thinly.
Most people were fleeing in the opposite direction of Mo Fan, Zhao Manyan, and Mu Bai, who were heading straight toward the Brown Army. They might be wearing the outfits of the Aorus Sacred Institute’s lecturers, but everyone who was not wearing the Brown Army’s uniform would be treated as an enemy in such a messy situation.
The Frenzy Liquid was affecting everyone’s minds. Their tempers would only worsen as the rain kept falling, until they became savage beasts who only knew how to kill.
The trio tried their best to avoid direct contact with the Brown Army. As for the commander whom Mo Fan had neutered, he was not important enough to the army for it to send its men after Mo Fan and his crew.
Many civilians were in custody in circles of wire nets in the plazas when they reached the busiest district of the city.
Luckily, the Brown Army did not lose their minds completely. They were not going to massacre the civilians for no reason.
However, if they started treating the civilians as hostages to blackmail the new federation, it was hard to say what would happen to the civilians if the federation did not agree with the Brown Army’s terms!
“Who’s there!?” A soldier on duty had noticed Mo Fan and his crew.
“Ugh, we are lecturers from the Aorus Sacred Institute. We wandered off from the group,” Zhao Manyan calmly identified himself.
The soldier frowned. He spoke into his communication device in a local dialect.
There was a huge checkpoint guarded by the Brown Army ahead. They seemed to have drawn a boundary line at the center of Banlo City. They had even used the debris of the collapsed buildings to form a barricade through the city.
The wall was a defensive measure against the federation’s counterattack. It was also stopping Mo Fan from reaching the Scorching River.
The area between the Scorching Area and Banlo City had become the Brown Army’s camp. It was impossible to reach the Scorching RIver without going through the Brown Army’s territory!
“What are you doing here? We’ve already given out notices that our army has taken over the city. Every unauthorized personnel is to report themselves to the concentration camps or leave the city at once. Every unauthorized personnel who stays in the city will be treated as our enemies after seven hours!” the soldier announced.
“Brother…” Zhao Manyan sneakily took out a small diamond and shoved it into the soldier’s hand. He said, “A few of our students are stuck close to the Scorching River. We are going to escort them back to the school. Is it possible for you to bring us over there?”
The soldier had a tanned face. His eyeballs were oddly white.
It was obvious when he moved his eyeballs. He glanced at the valuable diamond and said righteously, “It’s troublesome to bring someone there now, let alone bringing three people.”
Zhao Manyan immediately took out another two small diamonds.
The soldier quickly took them and looked around him.
“Come with me, and remember not to use any magic or talk to anyone. We are currently in the middle of a war,” the soldier said.
They followed the soldier to the other side of the barricade.
They realized half the city was now full of soldiers of the Brown Army, as if they used to be the residents here.
Luckily, they had not forced their way through. Otherwise, they would not have made it to the other side of the city without fighting for several days.
The soldier seemed to have a high status in the army. Many Mages saluted when they saw him. It was a relief to Mo Fan and his crew.
As long as they reached the west of the city safely, they would not be far from the Scorching River after crossing the rainforest.
Taking down Wu Ku might not end the war, but it would at least help the people come to their senses and minimize the casualties and corrupt acts.