Chapter 2464: Forbidden Curse Mountain
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The sea under the brilliant rays of light had turned restless. Countless species in the sea were fleeing for their lives.
Several fish, their scales gleaming like delicate blades, flew out of the water and spread fins that resembled wings.
They were traveling at insane speeds, having sped up in the water. Their fins were short and small, but they allowed the fish to fly through the air.
It looked like the fish would soon fly into the distance, but when they reached the boundary of the Gravitational Vortex, they were dragged back by a great force in mid-air, and flung back whence they came!
Most importantly, the speed they had when flying out of the water to escape the Gravitational Vortex was the same speed they were traveling at when they were pulled back by the force.
Zhao Manyan felt like he was watching a weird rewinding clip!
“Perhaps they tried to run away in the water, but they couldn’t swim to safety, so they were trying to leave the field above the surface. These Flying Swordfish Beasts are smart, but unfortunately, the Forbidden Curse is covering the sky, the surface, the deep sea, and even under the ground. There’s no escape,” Zhang Xiaohou mentioned.
“Can you please stop?!” Zhao Manyan was about to burst into tears.
The Giant Clock Mountain at Qinghuangdao…
The mountain was facing the vast sea. A huge clock tower as tall as a skyscraper stood on the top. It was around a hundred and thirty meters tall, including the clock at the top.
The people in Qinghuangdao City and the fishing boats in the nearby waters were able to see the clock clearly.
When the countdown on the clock started, the nearby islands and peninsulas were told to evacuate.
The hour hand on the clock was close to finishing a circle. Only one and a half days were left.
Mo Fan and Mu Bai were at the bottom of the mountain. They could see the magnificent tower past the woods that were swaying in the sea breeze.
The clock would chime every hour. It was a special warning to the people on Qinghuangdao to seek shelter against a calamity, instead of telling them what time it was!
The loud chime of the clock placed Mo Fan and Mu Bai under huge pressure. It continued to spread throughout Qinghuangdao and the nearby waters.
“You two finally arrived?” a woman’s voice rose from the bushes.
Mo Fan and Mu Bai followed the voice and saw a woman with an alluring figure. She had a stern and fierce face, like an untamable deer!
“Are you… oh,” Mo Fan did not state the obvious after noticing something.
“Please don’t misunderstand. I just happened to lose an important map after you crooks beat me up,” Hua Yuezhu said as she approached Mo Fan. She passed a map to Mo Fan and Mu Bai as she spoke.
Mo Fan opened the map. Mu Bai immediately went closer to look at it.
The two looked at the map for a while, but they could not understand a single thing on it.
“Can you please explain to us… oh, what I am trying to say is, we’re going to force you to tell us what the map is about,” Mo Fan played along with Hua Yuezhu’s acting.
“The markings on the map are the junctures of the Magic Formation. The Forbidden Curse has three hundred and sixty-five Elemental Points. Each juncture is defended by at least a Super Mage. Theoretically, every juncture is guarding fifteen Elemental Points, but the junctures are also connected with one another. The juncture you attack will alert the other two junctures it’s connected to,” Hua Yuezhu said.
“How many Energy Points do we have to destroy to stop the Formation from operating?” Mo Fan asked.
“More than forty.”
Mo Fan recalled asking the Hunter from America what Elemental Diamonds were for when he had gone to Tianshan Mountain. He now knew the Elemental Diamonds were used as a source of energy.
When a Mage used Magic, they had to rely on the energy in their Stars, except for some special Magic Tools.
Only a limited number of Magic Tools could transform the energy inside objects into Magic.
Elemental Diamonds were the purest Magic Ores. They were not used to supply magic technology and machinery with energy, but to support the Induction of a Forbidden Curse!
The amount of energy required by a Forbidden Curse was crazy.
People who were called Forbidden Mages did not necessarily have the capability to construct the whole Star Complex to Cast a Forbidden Curse. Those Forbidden Mages were only opening the door of the Forbidden Curse. They needed external energy supplies to support the Forbidden Curse itself.
This huge operation on Qinghuangdao was a perfect example. Magic Formations with a huge number of junctures and countless magic devices had been established throughout the mountain. More than three thousand Mages were involved!
The military had even prepared a canteen and a residential building on the mountain to satisfy the needs of the people involved in the operation.
When Hua Yuezhu gave the map to Mo Fan and Mu Bai, the two were dumbfounded by its scale, even though they did not understand the details on it!
All this just to cast a spell? So many people had been kept here like workers for almost half a month!
“Can we really do it? With a scale like this, I’m pretty sure the military is expecting someone to try to disrupt it,” Mu Bai said.
He had always been a well-behaved student and citizen throughout his life. He was struggling to adapt to the special circumstances.
On the other hand, Mo Fan had already long gotten used to this.
“Do we have enough time to destroy forty Elemental Points? Is there a simpler way?” Mo Fan had to ask.
Mo Fan looked extremely confident, but he was internally panicking when he asked for another plan. The scale of the Forbidden Curse was far greater than he had thought!
“A simpler plan?” Hua Yuezhu harrumphed coldly before answering Mo Fan’s question, “You can try and knock out the Forbidden Mage, but keep in mind that the Forbidden Mage can use his magic freely even while he’s preparing the Forbidden Curse.”
“Mu Bai, you take care of twenty Elemental Points to the north, while I handle twenty Elemental Points to the south.. Is that fine with you?” Mo Fan said promptly.