Book 2: Chapter 196
Aram looked at Lukas with a wary gaze. Although he had made kicking him away look easy, Jaihum weighed at least 150kg. More importantly, he was wearing heavy armor.
Lukas’ ability to kick him so far caused a question to arise in his heart.
Was this guy really a Sorcerer?
‘I couldn’t figure out his abilities from the rumors.’
It wasn’t unreasonable for Aram to be wary at that moment.
He had investigated Lukas as much as he was able to.
He knew that it had been about a month since he’d first appeared, that he first appeared in the vicinity of Herui City, and that Bargan was his slave Fighter.
However, he could not obtain any detailed information about his ‘Ancient Dragon hunt’.
All he knew was that the Major City Lords had appeared with their armies after everything was already over. Therefore, only a few people had actually witnessed Lukas’ fight with the Ancient Dragon.
Lukas wasn’t a Sorcerer.
With that thought in mind, he nodded towards Kaytai.
Kaytai was the 4th strongest Fighter in the arena while Aram was only in the middle of the rankings at best. Normally, this would mean that he wouldn’t dare to give orders to someone like Kaytai, but in truth, Aram was the one in charge.
And the subordinate he could trust the most at that moment was Kaytai.
Suddenly, Lukas spoke up.
“There are only ten of you. Do you think you can surround me with only this many?”
There were currently ten Fighters, including Kaytai, surrounding him.
Because Jaihum wasn’t able to buy as much time as they expected, they weren’t able to get closer. There were still a dozen or so steps between them and Lukas.
“Did you show up here because you were confident that you could deal with ten Fighters?”
A smirk crept across Aram’s lips.
“If so, then that was a big miscalculation on your part… To be honest, I didn’t think we could lure you out with just Bargan. So I was worried that I’d prepared too much.”
As he spoke, Fighters began appearing all over the arena.
“Seems I was worried for nothing.”
Bargan’s expression became stiff.
It wasn’t just one or two Fighters. There were so many of them that one couldn’t help but wonder where they had all hidden. This matter was by no means a joke.
He hadn’t noticed them until they had finally made an appearance. This meant that every one of these Fighters was talented enough to deceive Bargan’s senses.
“I really admire Lord Kangki’s insight. He advised us to use our full strength to catch a rat bastard.”
“Subjugating an Ancient Dragon is certainly a great and awe-worthy achievement… but for a skilled Sorcerer, it’s nothing more than taking down a slightly strong Dragonling.”
“You seem to know quite a bit about Sorcerers.”
“That’s natural. I’m also a Sorcerer.”
Bargan, who was laying on the ground, couldn’t help but stare at Aram in surprise.
However, now that he thought about it, it wasn’t that strange. He had easily passed through the wall when he lead Bargan into the old hideout of the Fangs of Kamesh, and he had caused him to fall asleep with some strange trick.
Instead, now that he learned that he was a Sorcerer, many things began to make sense.
“That’s why I can do things like this.”
Aram began to make strange movements with his hands. It seemed like he was doing some kind of hand ritual.
“Omnidirectional Annihilation of Ki.”
With a soft hum, a whitish film that seemed to cover the entire arena appeared.
Aram panted as if he’d consumed a large amount of vital energy, but a smile of satisfaction spread across his lips.
“I’ve destroyed all the natural ki in the arena. That should be enough of an explanation.”
Bargan’s eyes grew wide when he heard this.
The near-infinite amount of natural ki was the driving force that enabled the use of sorcery. The absence of it would mean that Lukas could no longer use any sorcery.
“This is one of the most talked-about techniques among Sorcerers. If even a single mistake is made, then the seed of life in the area would dry up completely. But everything should be fine since I already obtained Lord Kangki’s permission.”
“Of course, by using annihilation it means that I can’t use sorcery either. But that doesn’t matter. There are 100 Fighters here.”
Aram’s voice was filled with confidence.
“100 men, Dragon Hunter. Even a Grand Champion couldn’t guarantee victory against 100 Fighters.”
“I’m not a Grand Champion.”
After a long while, Lukas finally opened his mouth.
“That’s right. You’re nothing but a Sorcerer.”
He shook his head.
No, none of them knew anything about him.
Outsider, Sorcerer, Dragon Hunter.
There was nothing wrong with calling Lukas these things.
But, that wasn’t all.
“Someone who can’t use sorcery when all of the ki in an area is destroyed. Is that what you call a Sorcerer?”
“That’s right. Many restrictions come with borrowing the power of nature. And a limit to what Sorcerer’s can do.”
“Borrowing the power of nature…”
Lukas closed his eyes as he muttered those words.
Then he slowly opened them again.
“Even that is different.”
“What are you…”
Bright blue light erupted from Lukas’ body.
Aram’s expression became incredibly stiff.
Energy was being released from Lukas’ body.
But he didn’t know what it was.
It felt different, but also similar to the power of nature.
“How? The natural ki… Didn’t all the natural ki in the arena disappear?”
“It’s true that you destroyed the natural ki in the arena. However, your actions don’t affect me.”
“Wh-, what…? It doesn’t…?”
Aram stuttered, not fully comprehending what Lukas was saying.
“Is this concept difficult for even a Sorcerer to understand? Collecting natural ki, purifying it, and storing it in the body so that it can easily be used at any time?”
“Wh-, what the hell are you talking about?”
Lukas spoke in a deep voice.
“It’s the name for natural ki that is stored in the body. If Sorcerers borrow the power of nature, we calculate the laws of nature.”
“We dig into the mysteries of nature, create a connection, adjust the laws, and in the end, we control them. We’re different from you all, who only know how to fear nature.”
Aram took a step back in disbelief and fear as if he was hearing the description of a fearsome monster that he’d never heard of before.
“I, I have never heard of such a thing in my life! Wh-, who the hell are you…?”
If he had to introduce himself in one word.
Then Lukas couldn’t help but repeat the answer he’d always given in the past.
“I am a Wizard.”
Storms of fire and ice appeared from his hands.
The spells manifested violently as if to display Lukas’ inner feelings at that moment.
Wizards and mana.
These were probably a strange name and concept for them.
But Lukas was certain.
None of the people here would ever forget the existence of a Wizard.
That was if any of them managed to survive in the first place.