The Ultimate Evolution - Chapter 398
Chapter 398: Beckoning of the extreme north
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
Prince Stalo's expression was presently grim. His hands folded across his chest as his white
hair drifted through the wind. He realized he had totally overlooked on 3 aspects.
The first was the enormous impact of the defense contestant Reef. What caused him to be even
more surprised was that Reef didn't even activate any awakening strength, but was able to
exhibit his traits flawlessly and in fine detail. Such a person could only be described as a
brilliant talent. Once someone like that successfully awakens, he could very well advance from
an ordinary defender to a first rate MT!!!!
Secondly was that secret chess piece by Zi, Lin Mushen. He was a person that seemed rather
analogous to Aldaris, a mix warrior of both strength and intelligence; but as it turns out, he was
actually a summoner. Zi's trump was shockingly a dual summoner party! Summoners were
undoubtedly individuals who could display their maximum potential once the battle prolongs
long enough. It seemed like Zi had utmost confidence in Reef.
Thirdly, the opponent's party seemed to have distinctive buff effects. Actually.....without
exception, they all drank something called a 'Uruk-hai gene blended-mix', which raised two of
their attributes by 4 points! This was almost equivalent to the 5 members possessing the
attribute boost of Silver storyline grade equipments. When such a disgusting supporting
concoction appeared in the battle, it was akin to adding a layer of weight to the weighing scales
’’Indeed, every time we meet, Zi you never fail to surprise me.’’ Stalo murmured in his heart.
Of course, the terrifying might of Growth-hunters couldn't be easily neglected. The defenders
had 4 of their members crushed into near-death state. Only when Reef lasted to the end, did he
manage to conclude the battle with a 'Shattering Cardiac Roar' that didn't require MP.
Yet even more disastrously, the injury of his severed limbs had left him handicapped. Just like
when Sheyan returned the day before, he had to take 3 hours to recover his severed arm. Hence,
it was arduously difficult to recover it in such a short period. Any hopes of him continuing the
battle was mere wishful thinking.
At present, everyone's attention congregated onto Prince Stalo!
Right now, there were still 17 contestants left on the side of the defenders! In his position,
would he become an overlord heroic Growth-Hunter the likes of Zhao Yun*, rushing in alone
against all odds and valiantly defeating 17 others? Or would he be like sand trampled under a
(TN:*A valiant general under Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdom.)
Prince Stalo stood up, with his body perfectly upright. Shutting his eyes, he extended out his
left hand. Visibly noticeable within his left palm, an unfathomable blue inferno was banished
out. The blue inferno seem to be emanating a combusting tranquility of ice and snow. He then
’’You guys are left with 17? Then you can all come together. If everyone isn't reduced to neardeath
state by then! Then it counts as my loss!’’
Such unbridled arrogance, such a tyrannical rampant!
As Prince Stalo's words descended, individuals with outstanding perceptive sense all felt a
strange misconception. This male was obviously standing in front of them. Yet if one were to
shut their eyes, it seemed like he had dissolved into the air, completely devoid of a presence.
Only that regiment of blue inferno ushered a tangible sensation. Putting it straightforwardly, it
was like Prince Stalo was just an illusory existence. The only authenticity, was that combusting
inferno his in his palm!
Sheyan's eyes flickered continuously, as he gazed on pensively.
Under such arrogant words from Stalo, naturally it garnered several unresigned contestants. A
total of 7 temporary members instigated a challenge! Besides, challenging didn't result in any
deaths and even connected deeply to one's contribution. Hence, nobody retreated, but in fact
fought with the mentality of dragging time. Once someone could sustain in battle, then it would
Stalo's loss! This was what he had declared himself!
Instead, Sheyan sighed inwardly. Stalo's words were naturally pushing himself to the brink of
no return, where the winds and waves are the fiercest. It also shattered the remaining
contestants combat willpower of doing battle gloriously.
The remaining contestants were merely probing out the current status. Hence, even if they
could awaken, they wouldn't want to waste it. After Stalo's words of 'if you aren't kneeling by
the end, it counts as my defeat', at least half of them adopted a fluke victory mentality; abilities
that required exorbitant consumption (Like Mogensha's spear that requires potential points to
activate), they were absolutely unwilling to use them!
Several contestants stood ahead of Prince Stalo, calling out for battle in the sake of their party's
name! The duelling countdown begun, 10...,9,8,7,6,.....at that moment, Stalo still maintained his
posture without a single movement. Yet when the timer reached 5, his eyes popped opened!
Clarity ensued Stalo's vision, like a dignified lethal weapon being unsheathed; displaying his
might with a pressing threat. it was a suffocating sensation, resembling that of looking up an
arduously steep mountain! When he opened his eyes, that hollowness feeling of nothingness
immediately faded away. On the contrary, the regiment of blue icy inferno became devoid of
presence. More horrifying, was in this instant......
With Stalo's feet as its nucleus, an incomparably thick hoar frost astoundingly emerged; rapidly
unfurling into the distance, encompassing a controlling field of nearly 5-6 thousand square
metres (Nearly the size of a soccer field)! In a flash, the surrounding vegetation of planet
Pandora metamorphosed into an elaborate field of ravishing silver element bindings!! Not only
those 7 duelling contestants were affected, but even Sheyan and the rest received notification
from their nightmare imprints.
[ You are affected by first halo: 'Beckoning of the Extreme North' ! ]
[ Your movement speed reduced by 25%/attack speed reduced by 15%. ]
[ Frostbite effects may occur during movement. The cold air would condense onto your feet,
causing a 1-5 seconds of immobility state. (Effect duration is determined by strength value. The
higher one's strength, the faster the speed of breaking free from the ice. ]
Yet strangely, though everyone was affected by Stalo's halo, there was no notifications of being
attacked. Sheyan glanced towards the few Growth-hunters, and realized that their feet were
similarly condensed with ice. Naturally, this was the reason why Stalo wasn't suited in a party
battle. With this halo of his, it stunningly affected everyone within its field; differentiating
neither friend nor foe.
Sheyan then noticed Zi's gaze. Although this woman appeared rather calm, Sheyan could tell it
was infused with a complicated mix of disbelief and unwillingness. Moreover, she couldn't
resist the urge to murmur vaguely to herself.
At this moment, the duel officially begun! Amongst the 7 contestants, 4 of them hastily dashed
away to leave the scope of the icy halo. Only 3 long range combatants immediately unloaded
assaults against Stalo. Da Da Da! Clear crisp sounds echoed through the air, a fireball blazed
within the palm of a mage contestant. Stalo's white hair fluttered in the air, as he raised his
palm up with ease, lifting up a thick and transparent ice wall before him. The bullets and
fireball struck cracks along the ice wall, but ultimately could not penetrate it.
At present, amidst the 4 contestants fleeing in all directions, two of them were trapped rooted
by a frostbite state; presently trying their utmost to struggle free, attempting to chisel at the ice
chunks gripping their feet.
At this moment, Stalo pointed two fingers towards them. Clearly seen, the blue icy inferno at
his fingertips fizzled out, before transforming into a celeste colored glow; streaking through
the atmosphere like a blade, momentarily tearing against the two contestant's bodies.
The frost covering their feet swiftly broke; yet at the instance the lance struck them, an ice layer
once again solidified. The frost even spreaded up to their calves. Naturally, the 'Ice Lance'
ability would not only deal damage to enemies, it even solidified thee frost over their feet;
preventing them from escaping.
Following that, Stalo raised both arms abruptly. Shua! With him as the nucleus, shockingly 8
fortified sparkling ice walls erected from all four sides; forming into a crystal octagon with
Stalo as its center. Even the roof was sheltered with ice. Stalo maintained his upright posture,
his palms facing each other as a blue flickering flooded his entire body. He had entered the state
of spell casting!
In the next second, around the feet of every contestant, blew a sudden melancholic spiralling
gust of ice and snow storm!!!
Witnessing such a scene, Sheyan's expression instantly changed.
The storm would gradually escalate. Hence, at its initial stages, most of the duelling contestants
managed to successfully escape the hindrance of the escalating gust of ice and snow. However,
the same could not be said for the two contestants with frostbites impeding their movement;
when the gust of snow and ice raged around them, their frostbite layers then subsequently
peeled off; yet, they had already lost their opportunity to escape!
Noteworthily, two ice-snow cyclones had also emerged 5-6 metres away from both sides of
Stalo. Except, Stalo was protected within the safety of his ice crystal octagon. Hence, the frosty
cyclones could only rage helplessly as it attempted to erode the encompassing ice, unable to
implicate Stalo into his own deadly domain. Furthermore, though the 3 contestants repeatedly
dished out frenzied assaults, breaking through Stalo's ice walls remained a difficult task.
The spirraling gust of ice and snow didn't remain stationary, but started pursuing any nearest
contestant within the entire ice field halo. Gradually, its speed escalated!
Moreover when two spiralling gusts of ice and snow approached each other, they would
combine into a comparatively larger gust of ice and snow.......undoubtedly, a larger ice-snow
cyclone traversed at a higher velocity. its suction force was stronger and its might all the more
TN: although author doesn't explicitly say Stalo is an official growth-hunter, his powers should
indicate he is one. So we'll see :)
TN: I will be using [ ] for nightmare realm notifications from now, as qidian doesn't show bold