Chapter 6:

Chapter 6: The Being Called Nuon pt 2

The Immortal Witch's Death Wish

As he took off to return back to the city, something stopped him dead in his tracks.Bookmark here

It was the head of the witch speaking to him.Bookmark here

“It’s not over yet, Nuon.”Bookmark here

This was the first time she had spoken and acknowledged his name.Bookmark here

“Turn around.”Bookmark here

Everything felt off. As if the shattering of reality was taking place. He saw the entire scene in slow motion and full of static. Slowly turning around, he saw the body that was previously knocked over, standing up.Bookmark here

Furthermore, from the neck up, all the details were being reconstructed. In a matter of 5 seconds, her entire head was back and the thing he held in his hand had died.Bookmark here

What is this?Bookmark here

Nuon was completely taken aback. Out of all his missions, this was the first time that he had ever witnessed this.- No, this was the only time he had even heard of something like this.Bookmark here

Demon it is then.Bookmark here

Fusha cracked her neck a couple times and stretched. “What kind of technique was that? I didn’t even see it coming. I’m impressed actually!”Bookmark here

She grinned.Bookmark here

Nuon switched out his daggers and pulled out a silver blade. This one was created with the purpose of relinquishing dark aligned creatures. It was even imbued with holy enchantments. If this woman was truly a demon, she won’t survive this next strike.Bookmark here

This time however, he did not cast the [Spirit of Former] spell. Instead, he got into a pose.Bookmark here

“Say your prayers demon.”Bookmark here

Manipulation Magic [Instant Pinnacle].Bookmark here

Out of all the adventurers thus far within the guild, Nuon was known for how quickly he finished his missions. This was due to this specific technique, [Instant Pinnacle].Bookmark here

Though Nuon was of a warrior build, he was born with an abnormal amount of aura. Thus, he placed all his focus outside of body building, on body enhancement techniques- Manipulation magic.Bookmark here

Manipulation magic worked by attaching an extreme amount of aura to different objects to increase their potential.Bookmark here

Unlike Mimicry, it does not change the body of things outside of adding aura to an individual. Rather, it simply changed the potential of an object with the amount of added aura to it. In short, one could change a butter knife, to the efficiency of a guillotine.Bookmark here

In this way, Nuon utilized manipulation magic on his own body, focusing all the aura to various important muscles on his body. By maximizing the muscles with ALL his energy for just a single moment.Bookmark here

This moment took place again, flying through and cleaving Fusha’s body in half, 6 inches above her waist.Bookmark here

He hadn’t casted manipulation on the silver blade for a single reason- to deal the full damage that silver does amongst dark aligned beings. The first time around, though stronger, the blade of his dagger never touched her. It was the aura around his blade that decapitated her.Bookmark here

This wasn’t the end of his assault. As Lusha’s body flew back, he sped up to catch up to the upper torso.Bookmark here

His silver dagger was launched, cleaving straight through her heart. Still refusing to end his onslaught, he had caught up to the body and grabbed onto it just as the knife had hit. His enormous hands grabbed her head, and with a small burst of strength, he had crushed her skull.Bookmark here

Blood and brain matter splattered all over his armor. This time for sure, the match was over. To be truthful, Nuon had hated blood. He wore red armor to minimize his ability to recognize it all over his body.Bookmark here

Having stabbed her through the heart with a silver blade, a demon’s body usually would disappear. Yet this one did not. Strange.Bookmark here

Perhaps I was fooled by illusion magic the first time around….Bookmark here

Nuon had quite a bit of trouble dealing with mind or sense altering magic. He actually was not even sure that he did not fall for it this time around.Bookmark here

He watched the scene carefully, awaiting to confirm if there was anything off with the events.Bookmark here

A moment of silence passed before, just as his suspicion was decreasing, it arose all the way back up.Bookmark here

The woman was reforming. That was instant Death! How she could have survived that still perplexed her.Bookmark here

In a matter of seconds, he saw the bones, the muscle and the flesh reform on her as she regenerated herself.Bookmark here

This was a feat that not even the greatest of healers could perform.Bookmark here

“.... Nuon.” Lusha spoke.Bookmark here

“You possess fine talent as a warrior. But I do believe that it is now time you stop playing around with me.”Bookmark here

“Only once you do so, will I stop playing these games with you.” She flared her energy intensely.Bookmark here

Nuon was one that held a tremendous amount of aura, but in the face of this much aura, he quickly realized, this woman was not how he had expected.Bookmark here

“I see… you were holding back..”Bookmark here

“Yes, as were you.” she replied.Bookmark here

“If you truly wish to defeat me, you’d have to use your strongest ability.”Bookmark here

Lusha prepared both her water and fire style techniques, charging them up far greater than she did at the guild hall.Bookmark here

Elemental Magic [Luck of the Water God], Elemental Magic [Anger of the Fire God].Bookmark here

She furthered this with one more technique Elemental Magic [Breath of the Wind God].Bookmark here

These four spells shook the battlefield. A torrent of wind, stirred everything nearby. The flames heated all in the area, and the water singed from the flames, spewing a torrent of mist 30 meters around her being.Bookmark here

Nuon smiled underneath his helm. Perhaps this was the kind of interest he was looking for. If she was truly using the pinnacle of her strength, perhaps this was the occasion to do so.Bookmark here

“Manipulation Magic [Absolute Pinnacle].”Bookmark here

He knew for certain this time that this was no illusion. There’s not a magic caster alive who could utilize 3 different techniques, while also maintaining their illusion spell. It took too much concentration for the human brain.Bookmark here

[Absolute Pinnacle] was a technique invented by himself, allowing him to convert every last ounce of his mana into physical energy. His body would be enhanced beyond capability, of course, this was not without great cost.Bookmark here

With this much energy, his body could not even contain the enhancement of muscles and his armor began to chip off in various places.Bookmark here

Lusha blasted forward the fireball at Nuon. It was faster than he expected and collided directly with him, causing a huge explosion. However, when Lusha had checked the aftermath, what remained was Nuon’s after image.Bookmark here

Something was going wrong. Nuon was moving way faster than imaginable. After that afterimage trailed off, she was hit with a tremendous amount of force, sending her flying back several hundred meters.Bookmark here

This man…. Was too fast.Bookmark here

What’s worse, was that, when she had gotten hit, she was just then perceiving the still-standing afterimage as moving only one single step. One could surmise that she must have been punched various seconds ago.Bookmark here

300 meters later, Lusha had managed to focus her stability and gather enough counterforce to stop herself.Bookmark here

“Wrong. This assault is not over.”Bookmark here

Yet again, sending her launching a completely different direction was Nuon’s kick, knocking her to another 60 meters to the left.Bookmark here

With the amount of strength he put into that one, she would have gone much further, but the one that stopped her was none other than Nuon herself. Both the silver blade and steel blade cleaver in each hand, the amount of force he exerted as he pummeled her into the ground was incredulous.Bookmark here

With each movement, he shattered the ground and rendered her flesh to various individual pieces.Bookmark here

Immense speed and strength huh...what a dangerous combo. If I had known this I would have never…. I would have never..-Bookmark here

Whatever thought she was thinking was mute. She had died yet again.Bookmark here

Nuon however, was very much intent on utilizing his all.Bookmark here

This scenario did not bode well.Bookmark here

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