Chapter 15 - Breakthrough
Nate was sitting in his history class, listening to his history teacher talk about the various influential figures of the past era.
“…..Thus we know that ‘Violet Flaw’ was the strongest user of ‘Life Magic’, who had actually formed a ‘Tyrant Pillar’, and stepped into the realm of ‘Overlords’.”
“But sadly she along with her nine companions from the ’10 Great Wings’ encountered a great calamity. The calamity is most common known as the ‘Clipped Wings of Mount Everdoom’. Where a male youth of merely 25 of age, completely destroyed the strongest generation of the ’10 Great Wings’. It was said that the youth didn’t wish to kill the 10 beauties, thus only destroyed their ‘Tyrant Pillars’.” From the history teacher’s voice, great anger could be felt. She was someone who considered women to be better than man. For one of the strongest forces of the world to have been single handedly defeated by a male without even trying, boiled her blood. “It is unknown what scheme the youth had used or how he tricked the ’10 Great Wings’, but he managed to defeat the ’10 Great Wings’. With his dragon like aura, that scared anyone who laid eyes upon him, he forced the 10 beauties into a corner.”
Hearing the story about a male beating one of the strongest forces of this world, truly infuriated many of the young girls.
“Miss, do you know anything about that male. Was he ever bought to justice?” Asked one of the girls.
“There was nothing else mentioned about him in any of the archives. His origin, power, status, nothing was known. His very existence, to how he defeated the strongest generation of ’10 Great Wings’ is still one of the biggest mysteries that puzzles the world.”
“Moving forward, known we’ll talk about the greatest ‘Earth Mage’. It was said that a million years ago, there was an exceptionally skilled male, with great affinity to ‘Earth’. Among all the beings of the world, he was said to have the strongest physical force. As all of you can guess he was the first user of ‘Gaea’s Blessing: Armament Body’. The strongest ‘Earth’ skill known to us, but sadly its cultivation method was lost and it became a useless skill.” Said the history.
Hearing this Nate couldn’t help but raise his brow in excitement. He was very close to finding out the true secrets of ‘Armament Body’. He just needed that one last push.
After his History Class, Nate quickly made his way towards his dorm, under the scornful gazes of the other female students.
As he entered his room, he picked up the piece of wood he had earlier discarded, and tightly clenched it between his palms. After search the wood with his soul, over and over, he finally found a small insignificant flicker of energy.
Once again he tried to absorb the energy from the wood, but the results were disappointing. Nate didn’t give up, rather tried over and over, slowly he could feel the flicker of energy being absorbed by his body. His fingertips, turned into the same material as the wood, it was a mixture of green and brown. The energy exerted by the small piece of wood, was very small and was only able to cover his nails with wood like substance.
“Yes.” Nate let out a victorious shout. Nate immediately went out and gathered various materials he could find, these included various stones, metals and trees.
He took about 2 days to completely absorb each material. Even then the highest point he could coat himself, was about his fist. He was unable to coat his entire body, no matter how hard he tried. He returned his fist to normal, from the metal coating it had a second ago.
He also found out that if he absorbs metal, he could easily switch between his natural skin and metal coating. But if he absorbed the stone material, he would only be able to switch between his skin and the stone coating, and not the metal. Thus he will have to reabsorb the metal once again.
Very happy with his breakthrough Nate decided to go to bed.
The next day he woke up in the morning, and rushed towards his ‘Earth Magic’ class. Barely making it in time, he avoided being scolded by the teacher.
“Hello students. I’m a new teacher and my name is Regina Gralt. I hope that we can have a wonderful year ahead of us.” Spoke the teacher with flawless white skin, and burning red hair. She was an extremely beautiful woman who looked to be in her early twenties.
Nate eyes unconsciously followed the red haired teacher. “Haa…” He let out a small noise admiring her beauty. But thankfully another girl stood up and spoke before his voice was heard.
“Miss, what is your power level.” Asked one of the female students.
“Me?” Exclaimed the Ms. Regina. She let out a small chuckle and then continued. “I’ve formed by ‘High Pillar’ for ‘Earth Magic’, and I’ve formed a ‘Gem Pillar’ for ‘Flame Magic’.”
The entire class was in an uproar, considering her age, she was an absolute genius. She was under 100 years of age and was already at this level of power. What would her cultivation be after another 100 years? It was simply unfathomable.
Even Nate who is rarely surprised by anything, let out a gasp. His mother was around 500 years and had just recently formed her ‘Emperor Pillar’. Even if you exclude the 100 years she didn’t train, it took her roughly 300 years to reach ‘High Pillar’ stage of cultivation.
Regina let out another light chuckle seeing the expression of her students. Even though she had great talent and power, she didn’t have a slight hint of arrogance of power. Neither did she possess the sense of pride that comes with power. She was humble and kind. Truly a role model for students.
“We’ll start off with a basic introduction to ‘Earth Magic’. ‘Earth Magic’ in its purest form is the study of earth and its minerals. The main focus of this study is how to harness the energy from these minerals and earth. A person who specializes in ‘Earth Magic’ are generally people interested in physical strength. Thus it is unsuitable for a person who prefers long ranged combat. While using the powers of ‘Earth Magic’, you’ll have the power of a mountain, and strength of a boulder. It is a magic meant to completely crush your opponent.” Said Regina, with a gently smile.
Hearing this, many students could feel their blood pumping, and excitement rising. The marvelous strengths of ‘Earth Magic’.
“The first spell I’ll teach you will be ‘Rock Bullet’. It is a very basic form of magic, in which you concentrate the mana/energy in your ‘Energy Pools’ to mentally lift pieces of stones, and shoot them towards your opponents. At great force.” Continued Regina.
“To test this magic out, we’ll slowly move to the ‘Titan Arena’.”
The class followed her to the ‘Titan Arena’. Regina stood in the middle of the arena, while the students stood behind her.
“Rock Bullet.” She said, as a light earthen yellow light enveloped her. The stones, and ruble near her, slowly start floating into the air. She motioned her hand forward, and the dozens of stones shot out at great force, creating a small whizzing sound, as they cut through the air.
EliteHaz said:Nate's gonna be op I bet! Also maybe the guy who destroyed the original 10 wings could possibly be Nate's dad or someone related to Nate. Thanks for the chapter btw
Nate's gonna be op I bet! Also maybe the guy who destroyed the original 10 wings could possibly be Nate's dad or someone related to Nate. Thanks for the chapter btw
EliteHaz said:I don't remember a girl with that name.
I don't remember a girl with that name.
kezza said:When is more chapters coming out
When is more chapters coming out
Chapter 16 :- Power
All of the pieces of stone, smashed into the wall of the ‘Titan Arena’, creating miniature craters, wherever they struck. Soon the entire wall where the stones had hit, were riddled with tiny craters.
“Woah.” Seeing this many students let out a gasp, in awe. Most of these girls had thought that ‘Earth Magic’ were for muscle heads with only brute strength. But after they witnessed Regina, show her tyrannical power and precise control over the ‘Earth Magic’, almost all of them changed their minds. This experience opened their minds. Even though ‘Earth Magic’ is more suited for physical confrontation, by no means is it weak, when it comes to long distance combat.
“Miss, if you can do this with rocks, does that mean we can do it with metals and gems as well?” Asked one of the female students. If mere rocks could do this much damage, imagine what strong metals and indestructible gems would do?
“In theory in it is possible, because gems and metals are originally a part of earth. But it is practically impossible, this is because of the nature of metals and gems. When we shoot rock, we’re actually compressing it to cause the destructive powers. So if we take a fist sized rock, after compression it will be the size of a finger. Then when we release it, the damage caused it extremely great, but we take a fist sized rock and shoot it before compressing it, the rock will turn to dust either on its way or upon hitting the target due to the sheer force.” She continued explaining.
“On the other hand compressing a gem, is extremely unlikely due to its hardness. So if we shoot a normal gem and a compressed rock the destructive powers would mostly likely be the same. Actually years back, there was an expert who was capable of compressing metals, but compressing gems is unheard of.” Said Regina with sigh, disappointed.
Nate hearing this, showed slight disappointment.
Everyone quickly tried out the spell, but many were unable to compress the rocks, and the few that were able to, were also only able to lift up about two or three rocks.
Nate quickly tapped into his ‘Earthen Sea’, and drew the intense magical power. A yellow light surrounded him, as dust began to gather. Rocks slowly floated up near Nate.
The rocks that floated up, included big and small. Nate drew out even more power from his ‘Earthen Sea’ to compress the rocks. The yellow light intensified and began brighter.
The magical fluctuations caused by Nate’s ‘Earthen Sea’ caught everyone’s attention. The other students stopped what they were doing and turned to look at him. By now the dust had completely covered Nate’s petite figure.
The dust soon covered the entire arena, as the students weren’t able to see each other.
The rocks began to decrease in size, as they were compressed by Nate’s mana from the ‘Earthen Sea’. He drew out even more, as he launched them forward.
The various shards of rocks, shot out from different trajectories towards the arena wall. The shards of rock cut the air apart as they travelled, receiving no air resistance.
*BANG* *BANG* *BANG* *BANG* *BANG* *BANG*
The smashed against the wall violently, causing very small cracks, as the rock shards were embedded into the wall with great force. Their destructive force wasn’t even close, compared to the one performed by Regina, but they were leaps and bounds ahead of Nate’s classmates.
“Just what in the world…..” Spoke one student.
“Who was that?” Asked another student.
“Just, who in our class is that strong?” The students began asking each other, as they waited for the dust to settle.
The dust had completely covered up Nate, making it hard for the students to see just who had cast the spell. Nate used the chaos created by the dust to slowly slip back into the crowd and merge with the students.
Even though this had escaped the notice of the student, Regine being the expert she is easily found out that the spell cast right now was by Nate. After all she is someone who has formed a ‘High Pillar’ and entered the realm of ‘Kings’.
Her beautiful face flashed with astonishment, to have caused the destructive power that Nate displayed, one needed to at least have an ‘Energy River’, and on top of that have great control over your energy. Nate was a male, and should’ve generally been born with low innate magical talents, forget ‘Energy River’, even forming an ‘Energy Stream’ by the time he is 20 should be considered talented. But little did she known, that he has gone above and beyond, already having created an ‘Energy Sea’.
One of the female students was using the same spell at the exact same time as Nate, due to the sheer force of the spell, she had closed her eyes. After the dust settled she had believed that it her who used ‘Rock Bullet’ to thrust rock shards into the ‘Titan Arena’s’ wall.
Regina once again stole a glance at Nate, before dismissing the class.
Nate was sitting atop his bed, slowly swirling his ‘Energy Lake’ for ‘Darkness’. A black aura surrounded him, as he was absorbing the ‘Darkness Energy’ from the nature. The black aura kept intensifying, as he kept absorbing. The very space around Nate seemed like an endless abyss.
“I can feel it, I’m about to form my ‘Energy Sea’ for ‘Darkness’.” Exclaimed Nate. With this, he would have two ‘Energy Sea’. This also meant that he was merely two steps away entering the ‘Pillar Formation’ stage, and forming his very first ‘Pure Pillar’.
Deep within his soul, lay a deep black lake that seemed like an abyss. The black lake, emitted a black glow, as it started expanding in size. Even though the black lake was expanding it formed no ripples and was disturbingly calm. The lake had turned into a sea!
The black aura around Nate had reached its peak, before dimming down. Beads of sweat could be seen rolling down from his forehead. His cloths had stuck to his body due to the sweat. Seeing himself in such a state, Nate quickly grabbed a towel and left for the nearby lake to wash off the sweat.
Humming along the way, he soon reached a pristine blue lake, with a waterfall nearby. Many animals and magical beasts were quenching their thirst. But upon seeing Nate, none of them show an anger or hatred, they usually do. Besides most of the magical beasts and animals here very of a very docile nature, that wouldn’t even fight back if provoked.
Nate took of his cloths and dipped himself in the river, to wash of all the dirt and sweat. He simply floated along the water, thinking about his mother.
Just as Nate was relaxing by the water, the silhouette of a person could be seen on the shore. She had long orange hair, hat draped over her shoulders till her waist, and crystal amber eyes that would put gems to shame. Her jade white skin was revealed through her thin dress. He beautiful face, had a frown on it. She was staring at the boy, who was relaxing by the river.
Nate, not knowing that he was been watch, got out of the river, naked. As the girl saw it her face went completely red. In all her life, she had never seen a male naked. She let out a small sound. “Ahn.”
Nate immediately turned to look, only to be frozen by what he saw. It was the vice student representative, Lucy Von Houst.
Stunned by her beauty he had dropped the towel he was holding. It took him a whole minute to regain his composure, and immediately reached for the towel.
“Sorry.” He shot her an apologetic look.
“Hmm, I’ll have your head for this.” She snorted as she left.
Hearing her words, Nate felt a tinge of fear but dispelled the thought once he realized that the one at fault wasn’t him, rather it was her.
“Oh well, I guess I’ll sent her an apology letter tomorrow."
Chapter 17 - The Truth
Nate woke up the next morning. Yesterday night he had gotten summoned to the dean’s office. He changed into his uniform and made his way towards the dean’s office.*Knock* *knock*“Come in.” Replied Lilith.Nate slowly walked in. Inside Lilith’s office, other than him and Lilith, there were two other people, one was Lucy and the other was an exceptionally pretty woman, who greatly resembled Lucy.But just as the woman saw Nate, she shot him death glares. She was mostly likely her mother.“Nate, do you know why I called you in here?” Asked Dean Lilith.“More or less.” He casually replied.“’More or less?’ Is that the attitude you take with you seniors?” Shouted the woman.“Elena, calm down. We don’t know who is at fault yet.” Spoke the Dean, in a calm tone. Even though she was the biggest fan of Nate, she was someone who believed in fair judgement.“Ms. Lucy you’re the one that had launched a complaint. Care to explain what happened?” Spoke the Dean.“This filth was taking roaming around, without any cloths in a disgraceful manner.” Spoke Lucy as she stared daggers at him.Nate slightly raised his brows in astonishment, admiring just how much she had twisted the incident.“See, my daughter was a victim of this little pervert’s actions. He should be expelled right now.” Her mother also started shouting at him.The actual reason that Lucy wanted him out of the academy was not because she saw him naked. It was because, she was afraid. Afraid of his talent. On the day that he used ‘Rock Bullet’, she was on the top of a nearby tower, and was able to get a clear view. She was the only one other than Regina to know of his talent. She herself had just finished forming an ‘Energy Stream’. She didn’t want to lose to a male of all things. The only option left was to get him kicked out.“Is this true?” The dean turned her gaze towards Nate.“Part of it is true. She did see me naked. But I was showering by the ‘Sunside Lake’ near my dorm. She was the one who came afterwards and started peeping on me.” He replied.Her this, Lucy’s face turned ugly, her mother shot into a fit of rage.“What did you say, you little maggot.” She shouted.“I said, CALM DOWN” Spoke Lilith, as she released her aura as a ‘Monarch’.Instantly Elena, returned to her seat. Lucy had hints of fear on her face.“I have a ‘Truth Seeking Mirror’. I hope with this everything will be cleared up.” Spoke Lilith.Hear the words ‘Truth Seeking Mirror’, Elena and Lucy’s faces distorted. “Elizabeth, what told me is the truth right?” Asked Elena, for conformation.“I…….” Lucy was unable to speak. She desperately wanted to say yes, but the words wouldn’t just come out. She had thought that it would end immediately, as her mother held a great deal of authority and Dean Lilith hated men.But never in a million would she have thought that the dean would bring out a ‘Truth Seeking Mirror’.The legend goes, that anyone who hasn’t formed ‘Energy Ocean’, is unable to lie in front of the mirror. If one does lie, he or she will have their face turned into that of a frog. And for a girl who values her face more than anything, it is the worst sort of punishment.“I was lying.” Shouted Lucy. “Please don’t make me look at the ‘Truth Seeking Mirror’.”Lucy then proceeded to explain the events that happened the day before, but obviously she left out the part, about knowing his talent and being jealous.“Lucy…..but why?” asked Elena, losing her previous demeanor of a prideful being.“I can’t mother.” Shouted Lucy running out Dean Lilith’s office.“Elena, then I believe this matter is settled. Do you have anything else to say?” Asked Dean Lilith Calmly.“I….no.” Replied Elena bowing her head in shame. She was someone from birth, was bought up in an arrogant manner, she had never bowed in front of anyone. She did the same with her daughter. Why would Lucy lie? It made no sense, but right now she was unable to do anything about it.“Then I take my leave.” Spoke Elena depressingly, as she left the dean’s office.“Why are you still here? Do you need some sort of a special announcement to leave?” Spoke Lilith.“No Ms. Lilith, I’ll take my leave immediately, and thank you for your help.” Nate thanked here from the bottom of his heart. “Hmph.” Snorted Lilith. “I didn’t do it to help you.”Nate left the Main building, and was half way home when he remember something. “Oh shit, I have ‘Life Magic’ lessons at noon.”Nate immediately ran towards the other end of the ‘Academy’. ‘Life Magic’ unlike other forms of ‘Magic’ weren’t taught in the classrooms or arena, they were usually taught in the peaceful forests or in a calm place surrounded by nature.Nate was supposed to be at the ‘Forest of Life’, known widely for peaceful and calm atmosphere. Nate ran like crazy towards the forest.Somehow he managed to be on time as he saw no one else. “Perhaps I’m early?” He pondered.Suddenly the silhouette of a woman flashed in front of Nate. Dressed in a beautiful white robe, and letting her fiery red hair flutter in the wind, Regina appeared in front of him. He looked into here deep red eyes. Seeing her from close and seeing her from a distance, was literally the difference between heaven and earth. She was even more beautiful up close, maybe even more beautiful than his mother.Regina seeing the boy in front of her, staring at her let out a small chuckle. The chuckle snapped Nate back into reality from his dazed state.“Ms. Regina, why are you here?” Asked Nate puzzled. This class was supposed to be taken by the dean herself.“About that, since there was only a single student who opted from ‘Life Magic’, the dean couldn’t take out time from here busy schedule for a single student, so the task was passed onto me.”“Oh.” Nate, didn’t know what level she was at, in ‘Life Magic’, so he didn’t really know whether she would be a good teacher or a bad teacher.Regina seeing Nate’s expression, let out a small chuckle. She immediately knew his doubts. “I’ve just finished forming my ‘Spirit Pillar’ for ‘Life Magic’.”“What?” Nate exclaimed. He couldn’t help but admire the person in front of him. She is merely a hundred years old and has entered ‘Pillar Formation’ with three different types of magic. She surely wasn’t at her peak yet, she still had room for improvement. Maybe if given time she might just be as strong as his mother ‘Anastasia’ or even Dean Lilith.
Energy PoolEnergy StreamEnergy RiverEnergy LakeEnergy SeaEnergy Ocean
Pure PillarSpirit PillarGem Pillar (Lord)High Pillar (King)Emperor Pillar (Monarch)Tyrant Pillar (Overlord)
Chapter 18 - Memories