Chapter 1262: Defeating Houndman
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The flames of the Sky-Flame Nine Palaces rose into the sky and formed a burning mountain spitting out countless fireballs. The Ardent Sunset flaunted how unstoppable its flames were. The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound’s body blistered in the scorching heat as the flames continued to burn through its body parts!
The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound cried out in agony. Not only was it struggling to fight back under Mo Fan’s fierce attacks, it could not dodge them, as it was bound to the ground by Mu Ningxue’s Ice Lock Formation!
After a series of explosions, the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound finally managed to break free from the ice chains. It immediately fled and hid behind its companion.
It had lost its initial imposing bearing. It was intimidated by Mo Fan’s flames!
“Humph, I’ll break all your fangs next time!” Mo Fan promised the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound.
Little Flame Belle was remarkably stronger after she was brought back to life, almost as strong as a Dreadful Curse Hell Hound on her own. However, when she merged with Mo Fan, it was like two swords combining into one. Their attacks were powerful enough to inflict serious damage on the creature described as the strongest Summoned Beast.
Houndman was completely dumbfounded after witnessing Mo Fan’s strength while he was Possessed by Little Flame Belle. He knew better than anyone how sturdy his Dreadful Curse Hell Hounds were. Most Advanced Spells could not leave a single scratch on the Dreadful Curse Hell Hounds! He never thought the young man’s Fire would be so terrifying!
More importantly, Houndman was greatly annoyed by the teamwork between Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue. Considering how agile the Dreadful Curse Hell Hounds were, it was very unlikely Mo Fan could directly land his attacks on them. It turned out that he had underestimated Mu Ningxue’s capabilities, too!
“One left!” Mo Fan shifted his attention to the other Dreadful Curse Hell Hound. This creature was a lot quicker than the other one. If it had not been not blocked off by Mu Ningxue’s ice dune, Mo Fan would not have had such a perfect chance to land his attacks on the first Dreadful Curse Hell Hound. It definitely felt great landing all his punches on the creature!
“Nyx Regime!” Mo Fan was well aware of how agile the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound was. He decisively Summoned the darkness.
Blackness loomed over the area. However, the eyes of the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound were surprisingly sharper in the darkness.
Mo Fan frowned. It seemed like the Nyx Regime was not that effective against the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound, let alone the Giant Shadow Spikes.
He soon gave up the plan of trying to seal the creature’s movement with his Shadow Element. However, Mo Fan could still abuse the Nyx Regime to keep the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound busy with his Fleeing Shadow, buying time for Mu Ningxue to prepare her Ice Spells!
The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound moved and attacked swiftly. It was able to change direction almost instantly after missing its attacks. However, Mo Fan continued to abuse his two powerful movement spells. He first used shadow clones to confuse and distract the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound, then managed to trick the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound into wasting its attacks on a shadow puppet.
Mo Fan used Blink to quickly back away from the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound after he successfully infuriated it. Soon enough, Mu Ningxue was done preparing her Ice Spell. The temperature began to drop rapidly as white frost covered the mountain.
The freezing Ice Spread spread rapidly across the place. The ice chased rapidly after the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound, regardless of which direction it was running!
The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound was forced into a corner. It began to unleash its rotting aura recklessly to drive away the ice. However, Mu Ningxue’s Ice Element was very powerful, and even the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound could not bear it. Its limbs were soon frozen while ice was creeping up its body from the ground!
The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound was unwilling to admit defeat. It tried its best to break the ice slowly covering its body. Shards of ice scattered in the air.
Mo Fan summoned a silver Star Pattern at the perfect time. The rhomboid Space Rhythm bore down on the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound. The creature was struggling even harder to get rid of the ice, as if countless iron balls were tying it down.
The creature was constantly injured by the frost and the gravitational force pressing down on it. Half of its body was eventually covered in a thick layer of ice. The struggling creature eventually grew still!
Houndman realized that the situation was unfavorable to him. He immediately cast the Summoning Spell to forcibly withdraw the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound back into the Summoning Plane.
He would have trouble withdrawing the creature if he was slightly slower. Even so, it was unlikely he could Summon the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound back out to fight again!
“Humph, I wasn’t well-prepared today. I’ll come again next time! By then, you will hand over the moth woman obediently, or I assure you that your Fanxue Mountain is going to suffer for it!” Houndman harrumphed coldly with a smug look.
“So, you’re about to flee by tugging your tail between your legs, why must you sound like you’re proud of it? Besides, do you really think Fanxue Mountain is a place where you can come and go as you wish? I’ll make sure to make it an unforgettable experience for you!” Mo Fan laughed in his face.
Mo Fan saw Houndman Channeling his magic to withdraw the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound that was injured first. In response, Mo Fan quickly reacted and dragged the injured Dreadful Curse Hell Hound back out from the lunar-white gap with his Illusionary Claw. He did not allow the creature to escape back into the Summoned Beast Plane!
“What are you doing!?” Houndman’s expression faltered at the sight.
“Didn’t you ask them to tear off my limbs? I believe it’s fine if I kill one of these b**ches in return!” Mo Fan forcibly dragged the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound over to him.
Mu Ningxue had the same thought as Mo Fan. She knew Houndman would try his best to intervene. She quickly Summoned a strong gust of wind, sweeping it in Houndman’s direction.
The wind gradually turned into a tornado, spiraling like a dragon. It almost tossed Houndman, Zeng Guanglie, and their men into the sky. The Wind Spell flatly proved that Mu Ningxue’s cultivation was no weaker than an experienced Mage like Zeng Guanglie’s. Both Houndman and Zeng Guanglie were astounded by how strong the wind was!
“Lightning Tyrant Domain!”
“Ardent Sunset Domain!”
Mo Fan unleashed both his Domains. The strong fire and wild lightning clashed into one another, forming a terrifying destructive aura. The whole mountain began to tremble!
A huge lightning claw came shrieking down, and landed on the injured Dreadful Curse Hell Hound.
The dark lightning claw tore at the creature hard, leaving deep wounds on it. The Dreadful Curse Hell Hound’s vitality was quite surprising; any other ordinary Commander-level creature would have turned into ashes scattering in the air after receiving Mo Fan’s Fiery Fist. Meanwhile, the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound was still breathing after enduring the Sky Lightning Claw with its twelvefold damage.
However, the Sky Lightning Claw was not the end of Mo Fan’s attacks. The Hellish Flames combined with the flames of the Calamity Fire, the Ardent Sunset, and the Rose Flame was the real deal. Burning meteorites plummeted from the sky, and destroyed the remaining life force of the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound before the effects of the Sky Lightning Claw disappeared!
The people saw the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound get smashed into pieces amid the flames. Its head was crushed while its body was burned into ashes. Its blood evaporated in the overwhelming heat.
The flames continued to spread wildly, forcing Zeng Guanglie, Houndman, and the others to back away.
Houndman’s eyes almost fell out of their sockets. He was bound to the Dreadful Curse Hell Hounds with a soul contract. The death of the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound created in a strong backlash against him. His face contorted and twisted in pain and rage!
1“You…you dared to kill my Summoned Beast!” Houndman yelled like an enraged beast.
“You can Summon the other one again. I wouldn’t mind killing it too!” Mo Fan shot back.
Mo Fan seriously had no idea why the man had such a strong ego. Mo Fan never showed any mercy to people like him…
“Houndman, we’ve underestimated them. We should leave and come back again once we recover from our injuries. The kid isn’t going to run away, and we won’t have any trouble tracking down the moth woman with the Dreadful Curse Hell Hound’s help…” Zeng Guanglie quickly advised. He knew they had messed up this time.
They were in the wrong, as they had trespassed into a private land. If they ended up being caught and handed to the Enforcement Union, their superior would have to bust them out.
Councilman Su Lu despised people that were useless to him. They could not afford to let him know what had happened. They must retreat for now and find a way to get their revenge and accomplish their mission!
“Let’s go!” Houndman’s face was twitching in pain and anger. It had been a long time since he felt so humiliated.
Both he and Zeng Guanglie were supposed to be elites of the Advanced Level, yet they had lost to two students from the national team. If their defeat was made public, they would be too ashamed to show their faces again. They had to get revenge at all costs!
“Come, time to leave!” Ke Lingxi did not even have the courage to speak. Both Zeng Guanglie and Houndman were stronger than him, yet they were still no match for the two young Mages.
These two students that helped the national team win the World College Tournament were indeed monsters. He had seen many graduates of magic institutions working as interns at the Research Union. They were mostly ordered around like servants by older Mages like him!