50.2 Fire and Earth Dual Element Mage
The speeding ice needle was only one meter way, leaving Chairman Hei very little room to dodge. A mage’s true strength was revealed in a crisis. A layer of faint yellow light enshrouded Chairman Hei’s face, making his face turn yellow. However, the sudden appearance of the odd spell wasn’t hit by the needle. Just as the ice needle was about to hit Chairman Hei, it suddenly exploded, turning into an icy mist, obscuring his view. Chairman Hei thought, Not good! but he didn’t have enough time to respond. His left hand shook, and the flame disappeared.
The icy fog dissipated, and Chairman Hei’s gaze was luminous as he looked at Nain Bing. “You were able to threaten the east and strike the west with your child and mother chain of ice bullets. You’ve passed the test.”
At the moment, Nian Bing was dumbly looking at Chairman Hei, with shock. Chairman Hei gave him a look, and he returned to normal. He hurriedly bowed, “A rank 2 spell against a rank 1 spell, this student’s victory was just a fluke.”
The things that had happened had changed rapidly. The siblings Zi had only seen Nian Bing shoot out three bullets and the flame in Chairman Hei’s hand extinguished but because they didn’t understand magic, they naturally would not have seen the profound mysteries within.
Chairman Hei nodded to Nian Bing. “Lad, what’s your name?”
Nian Bing replied, “My name is Nian Bing.”
Chairman Hei said, “From now on, you are a member of the magic faculty. I’m the chairman of the magic faculty, Hei Ye, a fire magic scholar. Since you’ve chosen magic as your elective, you will have to attend the lecture regularly. Qing Jian, Qing Meng, you leave first. I have somethings to say that can only be said to a new student.”
Zi Qing Meng mind was still blank. She wanted to say something, but when she felt the cold aura emitted from Hei Ye, she knew that this wasn’t the time to talk things over. She could only let go of Hei Ye’s arm and walk out. When she drew abreast of Nian Bing, she whispered to him, “You coward. I will wait for your challenge any time, whether it be in cooking or martial arts.” After saying that, she picked up her pace and pulled her brother away.
With a peng, the classroom door was shut. Only Nian Bing and Magic Scholar Hei Ye remained in the classroom. They didn’t speak but looked at one another. After quite a while, Hei Ye took the initiative to speak. “So you saw it already? I really did not think that in a simple test my secret. Furthermore, your magic control really surpassed my expectation.”
Nian Bing smiled. “Chairman Hei, your magic also greatly surprised me. No wonder Big Brother Qing Jian called you the strongest magic scholar. I didn’t believe at first, but I do now. A dual element magic scholar is naturally the strongest magic scholar. What’s more, the two elements are very complementary.” Yes, the reason he was stunned earlier was because he discovered Hei Ye’s secret. What Hei Ye had prepared to use to block the ice needle was not fire attributed, but the rank 2 earth spell rock skin. This spell could temporarily make your skin as hard as rock. For someone with both fire and earth element cultivation to appear before him, how could he not be surprised?
Hei Ye smiled coolly and replied, “The strongest magic scholar, haha, the strongest magic scholar. I can only be just a magic scholar. Do you think that dual elements is a pleasant thing?”
Nian Bing smiled bitterly and said, “Of course it isn’t. If not, then I wouldn’t be in such dire straits.” while replying, he raised his hands and a fireball appeared on one palm and an iceball on the other.
This time, it was Hei Ye’s turn to be shocked. “You? Not possible? Ice, fire, don’t tell me you…”
Nian Bing sighed and said, “You are right, I am also a dual element mage. However, I was not as lucky as you as fire and earth do not reject one another. Moreover, one is the strongest defensive element and the other is the strongest attack element. They complement one another and can bring your strength to new heights. However, my two elements could collapse any time.” Hei Ye was the first dual element mage he had met, which was why he did not want to hide his greatest secret. He wanted to know the mysteries of cultivating two magics from Hei Ye.
A light flashed in Hei Ye’s eyes. After a long while, he said solemnly, “What sort of trash was your teacher? Could it be when you started cultivating magic he didn’t see that you possessed two attributes? Dual cultivating ice and fire does not increase your strength, but means that, at any time, it could take your life.”
Nian Bing said, “Chairman Hei, this has nothing to do with my teacher. When I first started cultivating magic I studied with my father. At that time, I only practiced fire magic. Afterward, my father met with an accident, and I had no one to guide me. I had to fumble about to cultivate for eight years. In these eight years, I subconsciously trained ice magic. Though I discovered the difference afterwards, there was nothing I could do to change it. My teacher said that the two elements are extremely dangerous, but for now, they are not a threat to my life. You’re a dual element mage so is there a way to transform the contradiction between ice and fire?”
“Transform? You won’t transform a damn thing,” said Hei Ye in displeasure. “Some shallow mages think that dual element mages are very strong, but they’re mistaken. Probably, for mages within the same rank, a dual element mage will hold a very strong advantage, but dual element mages have a restriction to their growth. I have lost myself to magic for over sixty years. With my talent, I should have already been able to step into the realm of a magister, but because I cultivate two elements, I will forever remain as a magic scholar, with no way to break through. Do you know why? Because there’s a small restriction between earth and fire, and this tiny restriction affects my ability to climb onto the peak of the magic realm. Although I can reach the level of an ordinary magister with my dual elements, I will forever be unable to use spells that are rank 10 and higher. Only a magister could use a rank 11 forbidden spell and I could never block that. This is the lament of the dual element mage.” When he said this, his emotions were considerably riled up.
Nian Bing looked at Hei Ye in despair. “That is to say, my Ice and Fire Source will never be able exceed its restrictions, and that they will forever be in contention? If I continue to cultivate, as my magic power increases it will become more dangerous?”
Hei Ye nodded and after muttering to himself, he said, “Nian Bing, be honest, what level has your magic power reached now?”
Nian Bing answered, “My magic power has reached an advanced mage, but my magic control is slightly higher than an advanced mage.”
Hei Ye’s eyes were full of surprise. “Advanced mage? I truly am suspicious of how you are alive. That said, you must have a special way of controlling your ice and fire magic. How do you do it?”
Nian Bing did not hide anything when he told Hei Ye his cultivation level. He knew that the magic scholar Hei Ye before him was a more experienced mage than his teacher, Long Zhi. His understanding towards magic would definitely be helpful for him. He was also a dual element mage, so he definitely understood his hardships more than Long Zhi. Even if he is only able to offer a sliver of insight, he might be able to complete his Ice and Fire Source.
Hearing Nian Bing’s narration, Hei Ye’s eyes began to twinkle. “Rotation, so it actually was rotation. You used the centrifugal force of the rotation to make the two extreme magics wrap together without attacking each other. With your body’s natural aptitude for fire and ice, you possess the ability to have the Ice and Fire Source. And just as you had imagined, if the rotation stops, then your body will definitely have no way of withstanding the collapse of the two magics and you will definitely die. I didn’t think that rude Zi Qing Jian would actually bring me such a treasure. You mustn’t study culinary arts anymore. From today on, oh, no, starting right now, we will research the mysteries of dual element magic together. If I can help you understand how to complete your Ice and Fire Source, I will definitely be able to become a magister. Today, hearing your cultivation methods have brought me a realization.”
For the first time, Hei Ye felt like he had met an old friend. He directly dragged Nian Bing into one of the experiment rooms.
Three months passed and within these three months, Zi Qing Meng was regularly anxious. Especially when she thought of that handsome face. She had always been waiting for Nian Bing to come challenge her. She hadn’t believed that her Dense Jade Screen wouldn’t be better than Nian Bing’s Brocade Character Void Lattice. Although it had been a huge blow when she saw Nian Bing’s ‘red silk’ he left at the culinary faculty, she still felt that she had hope of victory. However, after waiting for three month, there was no challenge, not even a trace of Nian Bing. In these three months, Nian Bing hadn’t left the eighth floor of the main building, let alone fulfill his teaching obligations. And Magic Scholar Hei Ye, since Nian Bing came, had not conducted class. All of his classes were handed to his subordinate teachers to finish. According to the magic faculty teachers, Magic Scholar Hei Ye was engaged in some kind of research with Nian Bing. How could a low-ranking mage be so important to Magic Scholar Hei Ye? The most arrogant of the college was no doubt Magic Scholar Hei Ye, so it was really incomprehensible. This Nian Bing must have some kind of mysterious magic.
When she thought this, Zi Qing Meng’s heart suddenly swelled with a nameless anger. She forcefully slapped the counter in front of her, scaring everyone around her. “You watch the store; I’m going back to the college.” After dropping this sentence, she angrily headed for the back courtyard. She had always been a heavenly beauty in the Orchid Dream College. With her outstanding talent in the two field of martial arts and culinary arts, she had obtained a great amount of acknowledgement from the teachers. She had also become a teacher of the culinary faculty. However, since Nian Bing appeared, her self-confidence had been shaken. She knew that if she did not defeat Nian Bing, she could not be happy.
“Hello, could you tell me how to get to the Orchid Dream College?” A soft, delicate female voice floated past her ears. Zi Qing Meng subconsciously raised her head to look, and immediately, her pretty body started trembling. She saw a devastatingly beautiful girl wearing blue pants and upper clothes. Her eyes were blue as the sky, and her waterfall-like pink hair cascaded down her back. Her slender and well-proportioned figure gave people a profound profession. Everywhere, she was exactly right. She was simply a masterpiece from heaven. When Zi Qing Meng, who had always boasted about her appearance, saw her, she was actually felt inferior.
“Miss, I know how to get to Orchid Dream College. I could show you for free, how about that?” An obscene voice came from the side; it was the one who brought Nian Bing to the college, Li San’er. His gaze was completely captivated by this blue-clad beauty. His adam’s apple bobbed as he swallowed down a mouthful of spit.
The blue-clad beauty shot a look to the dumbstruck Zi Qing Meng, then said to Li San’er. “Then I will trouble you. Please show me the way.”
Li San’er rubbed his hands excitedly. He was about to leave with the blue-clad beauty when Zi Qing Meng’s icy voice suddenly cut in. “Li San’er, don’t hang about Orchid Dream City. Get lost. Miss, I will show you the way.” When Li San discovered Zi Qing Meng’s existence, he wanted to protest, but once coming into contact with Zi Qing Meng’s ice-cold gaze, he had no guts. He greedily looked at the blue-clad girl’s beautiful appearance, and then left dejected.
Zi Qing meng walked up to the blue-clad beauty and saw the red scabbard long sword in her hands. “Miss, do you want to study martial arts at Orchid Dream College? I am also a member of the martial arts faculty.”
The blue-clad beauty went blank, then said with a small smile, “It could be said. Then I will trouble you to show me the way.”
Zi Qing Meng nodded and did not say anymore. As they headed towards the Orchid Dream College, the blue-clad’s beauty attractive force was too strong. Everywhere they passed, her head-turning rate was one hundred percent. As Zi Qing Meng walked next to her, she served as a foil. The blue-clad beauty never dropped her slight smile. Everyone that saw her immediately felt a pure and holy aura from her, and their minds wouldn’t even be able to think of obscene thoughts.
Zi Qing Meng’s heart was in disarray. In the Orchid Dream College, she had been one of the highest-ranked beauties, so she never felt such a situation before. Right now she felt like she had become this blue-clad beauty’s maid. She told herself, I can’t let her enter the Orchid Dream College to study and be compared to me. Right now, she was only hoping that her martial arts were not too great and had no way of passing the test.
The two girls entered the Orchid Dream College. When they arrived in the center of the gigantic mall, the blue-clad beauty suddenly stopped. Zi Qing Meng gave her a look, “How come you’re not walking? If you want to enter our martial arts faculty, then you will need to pass the test.”
The blue-clad beauty shook her head. “I have not come here to study. I heard that the Orchid Dream College’s martial arts faculty is the number one educational institution in the entire continent. I want to challenge the teachers from your college.”
“Challenge?” Zi Qing Meng checked whether she had heard wrongly, her beautiful eyes creasing. “You want to challenge the teachers from our college?”
The blue-clad beauty nodded and stabbed her long sword into the ground. She raised her head, shaking her pink hair behind her as a light breeze caressed her hair, causing a faint fragrance to suffuse. She pulled out a silk ribbon from her chest and wrapped it around her hair, looking even more heroic. “I must trouble you. Please, could you call the teachers out?”