Chapter 170 – Nornir (2)
The Great Mage Returns after 4000 Years – Chapter 170 – Nornir (2)
Editors: Ana_Banana, Yahiko
Urd narrowed her eyes as she looked at Frey.
‘Is he a human?’
He probably was. But she couldn’t be sure.
That was what was strange about it.
She could easily feel the divine power in him. But it wasn’t the same amount as in an Apostle.
For example, the Phoenix, Nix, possessed much more divine power than normal Apostles. But this was only possible because she was the Apostle of Agni, an Apocalypse.
However, this man’s divine power was several times stronger than Nix’s.
If this hadn’t been her first time meeting him, she would have been certain that he was a Demigod.
The three sisters exchanged glances.
This man’s exact identity was still unknown. They might be able to figure out who he was if they truly tried to, but they could only postpone that for now.
After all, there was one thing they had to keep in mind at that moment.
This person in front of them was not one to be trifled with.
The three Nornir sisters moved at the same time, disappearing from sight. They were moving so quickly that it was impossible to spot them with the naked eye.
Frey narrowed his eyes.
He couldn’t see their figures clearly, but he could tell that they were rapidly closing the distance between them.
‘Do they prefer close combat?’
Frey recalled the equipment they were wearing.
They were all dressed in armour like warriors, and each wielded a sword, spear, and axe respectively.
They might not have had any means of long-ranged combat, or if they did, it might not have been too threatening. That was why they were trying to close the distance.
He couldn’t jump to any conclusions, but Frey couldn’t help but think they would be easier to fight than Milled.
“Can you stand?”
“Yes. I’ll support you.”
Frey nodded his head as he looked at Nix.
“Don’t overdo it.”
Nix nodded and stepped back.
Frey looked back to the sky. Then he released the power of 9 stars.
Following Frey’s low murmur, dark light erupted from his body, spreading out in all directions.
In no time, the entire area fell under Frey’s absolute control. Nevertheless, it was difficult to exert enough binding force to restrain the three Demigods who were all moving in different directions.
Of course, Frey’s goal wasn’t to stop them from moving.
Instead, he had unleashed his Absolute Field in order to increase the range of his senses.
‘I still can’t see them.’
But now, he could feel them. Three figures were rushing at him at extreme speeds.
They were fast. Much faster than Frey expected.
If they didn’t stop moving, it would be very hard for him to hit them with Absolute Line.
At that moment, several countermeasures came to mind.
He could either use the fastest spells he was capable of, slow down the enemies’ movements, or focus on defense and avoid their attacks.
‘That’s only magic.’
Realising what he was doing, Frey changed his view.
He didn’t have to limit himself to magic. This was something he’d learned in his fight with Milled.
The first one to reach Frey was Urd. In her hands was a spear which she thrusted towards Frey.
It was just a simple thrust, but she was a Demigod. Her body, which was filled with divine power, was much stronger than a Master class Knight or a First class Magic Warrior.
Her whole body was a weapon.
The pressure generated by this simple attack was enough to tear apart the air.
Frey knew where Urd was, but he didn’t try to avoid her attack.
“Sister! Be careful!”
It wasn’t Urd who noticed the change. It was Verdandy, who was still far away, who shouted at her.
Urd listened to her words unconditionally.
She knew she was tunnel-visioning at that moment. Perhaps Verdandy was able to get a better grasp of the situation than her.
Urd pulled back the spear that she was thrusting at a much faster speed as she retreated without hesitation.
A pale thunderstorm erupted from Frey’s body.
It was the Lightning Barrier.
But the power that was released was so strong that even Urd, who was a Demigod, felt threatened at that moment.
Only then did the three sisters realise who Frey really was.
Frey’s indifferent expression didn’t change.
He didn’t care if they figured out his identity. It was the same for Milled. Since they knew who he was, he definitely couldn’t let them leave this place alive.
Frey raised his finger.
It was aimed at Urd. After the lightning barrier appeared, her body had stiffened for a moment. It was only a momentary opening, but it was enough.
Fusing his mana and divine power together. Frey hadn’t yet figured out the principles behind this phenomenon, which was a bit unpleasant for him.
Explore, analyse, and then make it your own.
This was a Wizard’s way of thinking.
However, although he didn’t know the principles, his body still remembered the process. How to mix these two opposing forces.
She hadn’t wasted her thousands of years of life. She could tell with just a glance when her opponent was about to attack her.
As soon as Frey lifted his finger, she reacted.
She tried to lean back. But it was too late.
The strange thing wasn’t Urd but the bolt of lightning that shot from Frey’s finger.
The white bolt appeared without a sound. To be precise, it far surpassed the speed of sound.
When the streak of lightning quickly covered the distance between them, Urd realised three things.
It was extremely powerful.
It would hit her.
And she couldn’t avoid it.
The sound of the electrical discharge was very loud. The entirety of Nempatal shook.
Frey frowned at the noise.
Although it was his attack, its power and speed far exceeded his expectations.
‘Is this really Indra’s real power?’
Not the power of an Apostle, but the power of the Demigod, Indra.
He knew that lightning moved at a speed that far surpassed sound, but he didn’t think it would be this much.
Even the Demigods with monstrous reflexes would not be able to avoid it. Frey was certain that even the fastest spell he could use wouldn’t be as fast as this lightning bolt.
Blood dripped from his finger.
Milled’s power had caused the speed and strength of the lightning to increase significantly, but it wasn’t without risk.
In this way, it was impossible for him to go wild and use it as he pleased.
If he didn’t take the risk into account, he might end up burning his entire hand.
For some reason, Frey felt like his left hand would suffer a lot more in the future.
Skuld screamed with a broken voice.
Urd’s body had kept its original shape.
However, she was in a miserable state. Her entire body was burnt black, and the chances that she was still breathing were very low.
It would be difficult for her to continue fighting.
“Demigods don’t have brothers and sisters.”
Frey’s murmur was quiet, but Skuld still turned her head as she barely heard what Frey was saying.
“You despicable human… what do you know about us?”
“I know that you’re quite shameless. You destroyed hundreds of families in this city today, so it’s really disgusting to see you acting like victims.”
Skuld lost all her reason and rushed forward.
She was filled with emotion, so she charged straight at him without any tricks—fast but predictable.
These Demigods were certainly easy to deal with.
The Absolute Line pierced through Skuld’s eyebrows.
Her body collapsed without any suspense. Unless it was Lord, Absolute Line would be fatal to any Demigod.
There was a hole in her head, which could be considered a vital point, so Skuld was as good as dead.
Nix stared at this sight and blinked a few times, still unable to process what she saw.
She didn’t even have the time to heal!
By the time she realised what was happening, two Demigods had already died in front of her.
Of course, these two were weak when compared to other Demigods, but they were still transcendent beings.
But now, Frey had overwhelmed them! On his own!
Nix couldn’t help but stare at Frey with admiration.
But Frey didn’t let down his guard.
‘It shouldn’t have been this easy.’
It was true that he had become stronger. It was true that the power of Indra’s lightning exceeded his imagination and that these three Demigods were much weaker than he expected.
Nevertheless, this was still too easy.
Except from the small wound on his index finger, he had no other injuries. And even that was caused by the backlash of his own attack rather than an attack from them.
Verdandy was silent. Both of her sisters had died, but she still stood there with a cold expression.
Frey didn’t use his divine power or the power of Absolute. At that moment, he couldn’t find any openings despite her immobile state.
Then, Verdandy started to cry.
“I hate you. Because of you, human, our relationship as sisters has ended here.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Ahhh. For thousands of years, I was able to forget the loneliness because… I never expected this place to become the scene of a tragedy.”
Skuld and Urd’s bodies began to change. Their bodies became white light particles that were then absorbed into Verdandy’s body.
He couldn’t figure out the details, but he knew it was dangerous. Frey immediately shot a bolt of lightning.
But an invisible wall protected Verdandy.
Frey clicked his tongue.
With the power of Frey’s lightning bolt, even mithril would be pierced easily, yet this invisible barrier didn’t receive a single scratch.
Nevertheless, he wouldn’t simply watch with his hands at his sides.
‘This time, I’ll use my full power.’
Just as Frey was about to use his lightning once again.
Verdandy’s entire body became frozen.
This wasn’t a spell, and instead, spine-chilling cold seemed to appear from nowhere. It was divine power.
And from what Frey knew, there was only one Demigod with the power of ice.
Turning around, he found Elliah standing behind him.
She smiled at him and shrugged her shoulders.
“Ah. I killed her. Does this mean my identity as a traitor is confirmed?”
“…why are you here?”
“I’m here for you. I’ll tell you the details when we get back to my place, so follow me. It’s dangerous here.”
“What are you talking about?”
When Frey asked back a question instead of listening to her, Elliah’s expression crumpled.
“There’s no time to explain. Or would you like to see Lord face-to-face? Can you handle that?”
Frey’s expression changed when he heard that.
“Lord is coming to Silkid? Why?”
“How would I know? In any case, hurry up and make your decision. We’re running out of time to erase our tracks.”
Frey nodded as he swallowed the rest of his questions.
Then he turned to Nix.
“Nix, come with me.”
As Nix nodded and walked closer, Elliah clicked her tongue.
“Huh? Then why haven’t you killed her yet?”
“Didn’t you say there’s no time to explain?”
Just as Elliah was about to activate space-time movement.
“Wait. There’s one more person you have to take.”
“You’re really getting on my nerves. I don’t think they’re in this city. Where are they?”
“Should be southeast from the city.”
Frey recalled the direction Dro had walked in.
Eliiah clicked her tongue and they headed over there.
After heading south east for a little, Frey looked around.
He couldn’t see anything.
That was what was strange.
There was no sign of Dro, let alone a Demigod. Not only that, there were also no signs of a fight.
There were only the hot winds blowing across the desert sand.
Elliah narrowed her eyes.
“You said he was here, didn’t you? There’s no one here.”
Frey frowned and muttered.
“He said that at least two Demigods were coming from this direction.”
A lot of time hadn’t passed. No matter how strong Dro was, it was impossible for him to destroy two Demigods in an instant.
Elliah suddenly closed her eyes.
She stayed that way for a moment before reopening them. Then she looked back and said.
“There are no Demigods around here.”
Frey’s expression stiffened at Elliah’s words.
“To be precise, there aren’t even any traces of other Demigods. The only traces of divine power that I could find in a ten kilometer radius comes from you and the Nornir sisters. Are you sure you didn’t hear it wrong?”
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