Versatile Mage - Chapter 3026
3026 The Temple’s Protection
“Kill her! Kill her now!” The Hall Mother, Pamise, stared at Salan and cried out in agitation.
Salan stood there with a cold glare. She had no intention of avoiding them. She let the Execution Adjudicators approach her.
At that moment, the Mad Poppies that had covered the entire city looked as if they were under some mysterious spell. The poppies glowed and became hot. They turned into clusters of red flames and burned vigorously.
The Golden Sun Tyrant Titan’s Ring of the Sun became brighter and hotter, as if it was under the influence of the countless poppies. The Tyrant Titan wrapped itself with its arms and knees and curled up, making it look like a baby. The massive, black-striped flames penetrated the knights’ barrier and gradually burned the city.
The poppies turned into a sea of red flames. They covered every corner of the city.
The temperature rose drastically. The warm climate quickly turned so hot that it resembled a desert, and the temperature continued to rise. Within a short period of time, Athens seemed to have transformed into a furnace. When the people stepped on the ground, their shoes melted. Even their skin almost melted away!
On the election altar, Salan stood unresponsively like the poppy queen. Her black robe was ablaze in flames. Her hair became fiery red. A Ring of the Sun that was similar to that of the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan surrounded her!
Her Ring of the Sun and the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan shone together. They seemed to have bestowed Salan with infinite, black-striped power. She stood in the middle of the Parthenon Temple’s Adjudicators and made the others look dull and tiny. Whenever the Adjudicators approached Salan, they were melted away by the Ring of the Sun.
Under the crowd’s gazes, Salan transformed into the Soul of Red Fire and slowly ascended into the sky. She broke through the barrier and appeared before the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan.
With the Ring of the Sun in possession, she stepped on the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan’s shoulder. She controlled the demon that was capable of destroying the world and looked down at Athens like a supreme, godly queen.
With an indifferent expression, she gave one order—slaughter them all!
The Golden Sun Tyrant Titan was a powerful emperor-level creature, but it obeyed Salan. As heat waves of blazing flames filled the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan, it lifted one of its legs. A wave of powerful, black-striped flames swept across the ground before it landed its foot. A large hole appeared on the Knight Barrier formed to protect the city. The black flames gushed into the city like a flood and wiped out the crowd mercilessly.
Many people were reduced to nothing under the black flames. They watched the massacre in horror. The whole thing was surreal…
“What the hell does she want from us?!”
“Stop the madwoman now!” Hall Mother, Pamise’s, voice was shrill.
The Black Druggist knelt on the ground. The two Adjudicators had pinned him down. Still, he laughed.
“What does she want from you, huh?” The Black Druggist snickered. She stared at Salan, who was like an ancient god, and said, “She wants the same thing as the Tyrant Titan. She wants to kill you all!”
The ancient god Tyrant Titan and the Greeks had a deep hatred for each other. The ancient ruler ended up becoming a prisoner and was forced to live in the mountains and forests.
Similarly, Salan hated everyone in Parthenon Temple. She hated the world to the marrow of her bones. What did she need? All she needed was to kill all those who disgusted her and whom she hated!
She showed no mercy. Regardless of whether they were Parthenon Temple’s Mages or ordinary Athenians, all of them were Salan’s prey!
“Stop her and repair the barrier. Everyone, hide inside the temple of refuge!” cried out the Old Priest, Falmer.
Everyone was in danger. It was extremely difficult for them to escape to the temple of refuge. Besides, there were many people on the streets. Parthenon Temple’s Knight Barrier was the only thing that could give them some form of shelter.
Otherwise, the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan’s terrifying power would melt away all the people within a few seconds.
On top of that, the Mad Poppies gradually revealed its other function. The stamen of the flowers contained massive fire magic. When Salan was transformed into the Soul of Red Fire, she had set them ablaze. As a result, the city became scorching hot, as if it had been “baked.” The people who were hiding behind the barrier were drenched in sweat.
Although the barrier could withstand the fire’s impact and destructive force, it couldn’t stop the heat or keep the city from being “baked.” People inside the barrier would die of dehydration if the temperature inside the city continued to rise.
Salan had planned everything. She wanted to wipe out the Athenians!
The three tyrant titans, The Golden Sun Tyrant Titan and the Twin Tyrant Titans, had terrifying power.
The ancient god Apollo was an emperor-level divine creature. When the Twin Tyrant Titans were combined together, they would possess an emperor-level strength.
Athens had experts of Forbidden Curse level. But they did not expect the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan to appear right above their heads. They also did not expect the city to be covered with the Mad Poppies, which could fuel the Tyrant Titans’ craziness and strength.
The greatest concern now was the crowd.
The crowd had no time to disperse.
They were trapped in the area around the election altar. As a result, the crowd was unable to flee. Even if the people of Parthenon Temple defeated the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan and the Twin Tyrant Titans, they would suffer a significant defeat in the battle. Thousands of people would be affected!
This was the Black Vatican’s most cruel and inhumane method of operation. They always threatened unarmed people.
“My lady, the Temple’s Protection is revived,” said the female knight, Hua Lisi, to Ye Xinxia.
“Send it to the city,” said Ye Xinxia.
Right after she gave her order, an ancient, colorful finch on top of the Parthenon Mountain flew to the sky above the city. The finch had colorful feathers. It quickly spread its colorful wings and covered the people like a winged umbrella. The flow of color and holy light immediately gave them a sense of peace, as if they were protected by a certain god.
The shattered barrier was repaired. However, Ye Xinxia was aware that the Temple’s Protection could not last for long. Only the Goddess could summon the temple’s truly powerful barrier.
The election results of Ye Xinxia and Izisha hadn’t been released!
“My lady, if the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan is bent on destroying us, more than a hundred thousand people will die before we can do anything we can to kill it. Besides, we aren’t sure if there are still other Tyrant Titans around. After all, the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan is the king of all Tyrant Titans,” said the Fighting Magistrate, Norman, to Ye Xinxia.
“Do you have other ways to divert their attention?” asked Ye Xinxia.
If they could lure the three Tyrant Titans away from the city where most people were gathered around, then they could minimize the impact of losses. If not, the city would be riddled with holes, and many people would be killed or wounded even if they managed to win the battle.
“Without that person’s forced manipulation, we may have a way to lure the Tyrant Titans away. In fact, the Tyrant Titans target Parthenon Temple’s personnels. To them, our magic works like a red flag in front of a bull,” said Norman, as he pointed to the woman on the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan’s shoulder.
It was Salan!
She forcefully manipulated the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan. As a result, it became brutal, but it was able to deal with the situation calmly.
She was a human. She knew what the people cared about the most. She knew the people’s weaknesses. The Golden Sun Tyrant Titan would not leave the crowded urban area as long as she was present.
Ye Xinxia fixed her gaze at the Daughter of the Fire Soul. Her eyes were filled with a range of complex emotions.
“Find Izisha now,” said Tata.
Ye Xinxia did not understand what she meant.
“My lady, things have come to the point where Izisha and you have to make a choice between yourself. The Temple’s Protection power summoned by the saintess is weak. Only the Goddess can protect the people under the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan’s trample. Moreover, the Goddess can grant the knights a more potent god-killing power!” said Tata.
What they needed the most right now was a Goddess. Only the Goddess could summon the true Parthenon Temple’s Protection.
Only the Goddess possessed the god-killing magic.
And only the Goddess could save Athens from its current suffering.
Between Ye Xinxia and Izisha, one of them had to ascend the throne of the Goddess with immediate effect!
Ye Xinxia hopped onto the seven-colored finch and flew to Izisha’s location.
The strength of the Twin Tyrant Titans was equal to that of the Golden Sun Tyrant Titan. They attacked from the outside of the city. It was clear that they targeted areas where most people were gathered. Izisha and the Adjudicators fought them off.
Izisha crashed with the Shield Tyrant Titan head-on. The shield was smashed onto the ground, and she was sent flying a few hundred meters away by the shockwave.
Blood spilled from the corner of her mouth. Several Adjudicators surrounded her to protect her.
“Get lost! I don’t need your protection.” Izisha wiped her lips. The back of her hand was covered in blood.
A beam of healing light fell on her. Izisha was supposed to be bathed in healing light, but she quickly avoided it. Instead, she glared at Ye Xinxia, who was behind her.
“I’m trying to heal you,” said Ye Xinxia.
“Stop being pretentious!” said Izisha.
Ye Xinxia ignored Izisha’s hostility. She noticed a cloud of black air on Izisha. The cloud of air came from the wounds illuminated by her healing light.
Ye Xinxia tried to heal Izisha but had instead caused her wound to corrode.
‘What was going on with Izisha’s body? Was the rumor about the presence of a dark ritual in her resurrection method true?’
“We need to decide who will be the Goddess. We have to make the decision before the Temple’s Protection Barrier disappears,” said Ye Xinxia.