Chapter 24 – Wind Colour VS Time
Frost Temple was located in the Divine World in the game. It was the place where the angels worshipped the God of Light. The ice-blue buildings soared into the clouds and the entire temple was large enough to accommodate thousands of people. It looked very magnificent.
The Frost Temple in the match was scaled down and all the angel guards removed. It was completely empty with a red, blue and white crystal refreshing in three adjoining rooms.
Crystals close to each other were the most difficult to play. Tan Shitian selecting this map showed that he was confident in the Time team’s abilities in a group battle.
The referee pressed the indicator light and the team battle officially began!
If the Frost Temple map was regarded as a clock, then the 12 o’clock position was the Wind Colour team’s birth point. The 1 o’clock position was the red crystal refresh point, the 2 o’clock position was the white crystal refresh point, the 3 o’clock position was the blue crystal refresh point and the 4 o’clock position was the Time team’s birth point. In other words, the five positions were exactly fan-shaped and the three crystals were sandwiched between the birth points of both sides.
In the Miracle Professional League, the rule was that the red and blue crystals refreshed at the same time 30 seconds after the game started. Once the blue and red crystals were taken away, the white crystal would refresh in the form of the last boss.
It was easier to compete for the red and blue crystals since the players who attacked it would only lose blood or blue. The white crystal was more troublesome. It would give random negative states to the people who attacked it, such as weakness, fear, confusion etc.
At the beginning of the game, the Wind Colour was led by Captain Ling Xuefeng to wait behind a huge pillar at the 2 o’clock position. Ling Xuefeng’s idea was very clear. The Wind Colour team lost the arena match and were currently at a 0:3 disadvantage. They must win the team battle to get points.
If Tan Shitian went to the nearest room to take the blue crystal, they would definitely pass the fork in the process of transporting the crystal home. Ling Xuefeng set up an early ambush him in order to intercept the crystal in the middle.
Yes, in Miracle, the crystal needed to be moved back to the birth point in order to receive the points. It could be intercepted in the middle and all the previous efforts lost, just like the bounty mission.
Tan Shitian’s idea was very simple. In a 3:0 dominant situation, he wouldn’t lose in scores as long as he won the blue crystal. Therefore, he took the Time team to the refresh point of the blue crystal at 3 o’clock.
Yu Bing had the perspective of a god and couldn’t help saying, “Wind Colour’s ambush point is just outside Time’s field of view. It seems a group battle will be inevitable later.”
“In this map, if Wind Colour takes the red crystal and Time takes the blue crystal, both sides can peacefully gain two points.” Kou Hongyi paused. “Captain Ling’s actions… does he want to take all six points?”
“There is this possibility.” Yu Bing calmly explained. “Captain Ling’s style has always been more offensive than defensive. He might currently have the inferior score but he won’t play too conservatively. After all, it is the first round of the regular season. Even if he loses, the impact won’t be too big.”
Six points, this was actually very difficult to gain in a group battle.
In the Miracle League, most games consisted of each team winning a red and blue crystal. Then they would compete fiercely for the final white crystal. In order to take three crystals in one go, a careful tactical arrangement was needed as well as some luck.
Wind Colour was lucky today and their ambush location wasn’t discovered by Tan Shitian.
The members of the Time team peacefully attacked the blue crystal.
The Time members moved quickly. Everyone let out a burst of hand speed and the blue crystal was empty of blood in less than one minute. The blue crystal changed to a ‘transportable’ state and a beautiful white freight car appeared in front of everyone. The blue crystal shone beautifully as it was loaded on it. They just needed to click on the car and then transport it back to the spring at their birth point.
The Time team was escorting the blue crystal out the door when a large group of crows appeared, making everyone stunned!
“Captain Ling is very decisive!” Kou Hongyi called out excitedly. “The sky is covered up. This is the demon summoner’s big move, Summon Black Crows. The flying pets cause large-scale interference, causing the Time team to collectively lose their vision!”
The skill of the demon summoner’s black crows, ‘Cover the Sky’ was the skill that annoyed Li Cangyu the most.
Li Cangyu couldn’t help revealing a disgusted expression when he saw this. “A group of black crows filling the computer screen easily makes people feel queasy.”
Bai Xuan also smiled. “Players in the league are afraid of Captain Ling and don’t dare say it, but the demon summoner’s black crows are really annoying.”
“That’s right.” Xie Shurong immediately nodded in agreement.
Gu Siming cried out excitedly, “The black crows are so handsome! Captain Ling is so cool!”
A fanboy was really a terrible creature, Bai Xuan couldn’t help thinking.
The Time team was currently silent. The black crows didn’t have a high attack power but they were annoying since they would obscure the field of view. The skill Cover the Sky caused a large amount of demon crows to fly over, filling everyone’s eyes with black.
The even more annoying thing about the Wind Colour team wasn’t the demon summoner’s black crows but the blood kin’s blood bats.
After Ling Xuefeng’s big control move, the Wind Colour member Xu Feifan followed up with an aggressive attack. “Blood Bat Festival!”
A large number of blood-sucking bats flew in the sky. It was a big group attack and the Time team’s blood collectively fell.
The negative states given by the vampire bats were terrible. If the healer couldn’t keep up, the situation could become quite dangerous.
The Time team’s healer wanted to use a healing array when Ling Xuefeng suddenly summoned the demon pet, a banshee. The banshee’s Charm was used and directly pulled the healer over!
Charm, this was a spell from the demon banshee that could force the target to come over to her.
Once the opponent was successfully led to his side, Ling Xuefeng exchanged pets for the Skeleton Infantry, used Death Imprisonment and completely sealed the enemy within the encirclement of the Wind Colour team.
The other players in Wind Colour weren’t fools. Once the captain forcibly brought the healer over, everyone tacitly attacked the healer. All four outputs focused on the healer and if there were no accidents, the healer would soon be killed.
Yu Bing saw this and couldn’t help sighing. “Captain Ling is really fast and ruthless! Calling the crows to control the field of view, calling the banshee to take away the healer and then changing to the skeleton infantry to seal the retreat of the healer… In just five seconds, he changed between three types of pets and completed three precise operations. This hand speed is truly one of the best in the league. Only…”
Yu Bing’s voice suddenly stopped.
—Only Li Cangyu’s hand speed could fight him.
It was just that this person had left the Miracle League a long time ago.
In that year, Ling Xuefeng’s demon summoner used four types of pets, such as the crows, banshee, skeleton infantry and demon to fight against the water, fire, wind and thunder spirits of Li Cangyu’s elf summoner. The fierce attacks and rapidly movements meant that in every team battle between FTD and Wind Colour, a dazzling sight could be seen.
They were the well-deserved best summoners of the domestic Miracle League!
At that time, Yu Bing had been the captain of the Red Fox team. Wind Colour had won the championship in the second season while the FTD team didn’t even score in the top four. However, she always felt that Ling Xuefeng’s strongest opponent should be the summoner Li Cangyu.
They were both summoners and knew each other best. Their pet skills were very balanced and their gameplay against each other was the most exciting.
If the two of them fought in a single arena match, in the domestic Miracle League… no, it would be a classic battle in the world’s Miracle circles.
While Yu Bing was slightly distracted, the people on the Wind Colour team had already killed the opponent’s healer in seconds.
The crows’ vision control was over and Tan Shitian immediately ordered, “Retreat!”
It wasn’t that he didn’t have the confidence to fight with Wind Colour. However, they were ambushed and the healer had died. There was almost no chance of victory when fighting Wind Colour right now. If the Time team was wiped out, it would be harder to fight later.
The group followed Captain Tan’s instructions and quickly retreated.
However, Cheng Wei didn’t seem to hear Tan Shitian’s words and kept attacking. Ling Xuefeng immediately seized this opportunity and used the skeleton infantry’s Death Imprisonment to fix Cheng Wei in place. Xu Feifan immediately had the blood snake bit Cheng Wei and Yan Ruiwen followed with the black magic spell Shadow Plague. Guo Xuan wasn’t willing to lag behind and used Hell Flames to smash Cheng Wei!
“This is the terrible ability of the Wind Colour team!” Kou Hongyi couldn’t help sighing.
Ling Xuefeng didn’t need to give any commands for the other three outputs of the Wind Colour team to follow his rhythm. This was the tacit understanding created by long-term training between the four players of Wind Colour. The person who the captain controlled would immediately receive everyone’s attacks.
Tan Shitian got a bad feeling the moment Cheng Wei was killed.
Xiao Wei’s mood was clearly wrong today. When he started the arena, he was cut to half blood in the opening. Fortunately, Qin Mo was also in a bad state and Tan Shitian personally saved the three points from the arena matches.
Now Xiao Wei hadn’t been concentrating on his commands and was caught by Captain Ling.
Tan Shitian looked back and found that Cheng Wei’s face seemed unnaturally pale.
Tan Shitian endured the urge to ask him questions and calmly ordered, “Go back to recover our blue and blood at the birth point. Then we will go to take the red crystal.”
The blue crystal had been intercepted by Wind Colour so they could only wait for an opportunity to seize the red crystal.
Cheng Wei might’ve made a mistake but Ling Xuefeng wouldn’t make any mistakes.
As the team with the lowest error rate in the league, the Wind Colour team could completely reverse the situation in one breath as long as the chance to counterattack was given!
In the battle over the red crystal, Ling Xuefeng seized the loophole called Cheng Wei and directly used the banshee to pull Cheng Wei over!
Ling Xuefeng even killed three power and got a 15% attack bonus.
After successfully winning the red crystal, in the final white crystal battle, Ling Xuefeng with his attack bonus was like a person who controlled the dead!
[Undead Demon has killed Only Dedication, fourth kill!
[Undead Demon has killed Happy, fifth kill!
[Undead Demon has killed 10 Days, sixth kill!
Ling Xuefeng was such a cool and scary player.
On the field, regardless of advantages or disadvantages, as long as the other side was slightly careless, he would use this tiny mistake to make a breakthrough, directly tearing open the opponent’s formation and defeating all their defenses!
This was only why most people were fans of the Wind Colour team.
This style of playing the game was enjoyable to watch. Wind Colour might be losing until they turned it around in the last 10 seconds, stimulating the hearts of the people watching.
Today they showed a wonderful comeback. They might’ve lost three points in the arena but they incredibly got six points in the group battel!
Yu Bing found it somewhat unbelievable. “The gap between Time and Wind Colour isn’t big. It is really unexpected for there to be such a big loss in the team battle. However, Captain Ling has played for six seasons and his experience is definitely more abundant than Captain Tan. He has more tactical ideas. Captain Tan’s way of thinking wasn’t wrong. It was just that his team members couldn’t keep up and Captain Ling seized the opportunity…”
Yu Bing saw Cheng Wei’s pale face and held back her words.
The key point of the team battle’s defeat was Cheng Wei. He couldn’t keep up with Tan Shitian’s rhythm and was caught by Ling Xuefeng two times. In Miracle’s team battles, killing a person would give a 5% attribute bonus. In the case of killing three people, Ling Xuefeng with his 15% attribute bonus definitely wouldn’t be polite to the opponents.
Tan Shitian was quite helpless. In the first round of the blue crystal battle, he had an unpredictable feeling. The strength of both sides were similar so it was normal for Wind Colour to win when a member of Time was off.
He felt a bit angry but when he saw this little guy’s pale look… he wasn’t willing to scold Cheng Wei.
Tan Shitian sighed and gently rubbed Cheng Wei’s head. “It’s okay. It is just a game in the regular season and it isn’t a big deal to lose a few points. We scored three points today so our ranking is in the top three.”
As Tan Shitian said, the game was 6:3 in favour of Wind Colour. The rankings were updated in real time and Wind Colour was currently first, Flying Feathers was second and Time was ranked third.
Tan Shitian tried to ease the atmosphere but Cheng Wei didn’t seem to buy it as he kept staring at the computer in a daze.
A moment later, the two captains signed to the referee to confirm the score. Then Ling Xuefeng led the Wind Colour team over to shake hands.
Tan Shitian stood up politely and stretched out his hand. “Captain Ling, you played well today.”
Ling Xuefeng shook hands with him and said, “Captain Tan is very kind.”
In any case, Ling Xuefeng debuted in the first season while Tan Shitian debuted in the fourth season. He was a new captain who only took over Time in the fifth season so he should show respect for Captain Ling.
The captains politely shook hands while Vice-Captain Cheng Wei sat there, not talking..
Ling Xuefeng headed to Cheng Wei and whispered in a voice only he could hear. “Is it due to the disbandment of Canglan?”
It might be a question but his tone was already certain.
Cheng Wei suddenly raised his head, a complicated expression in his eyes.
Ling Xuefeng gently patted Cheng Wei’s shoulder. “Some people don’t need your help when they fall down. You should believe in his ability. After this setback, he will surely become more powerful.”
“…” Cheng Wei was stunned. By the time he recovered, Ling Xuefeng had already turned to leave.
This man was tall and upright, his spine as straight as a pine.
He had always been indifferent and decisive, his personality not changing after so many years. He used his own body to prop up the most feared Wind Colour team in the Miracle League. Today there was just a mistake in positioning and he accurately seized the opportunity. In an instant, the Time team collapsed…
Cheng Wei might’ve lost but he was convinced.
Cheng Wei saw Cat God as a master and his relationship with Cat God was very close. However, he also admired Ling Xuefeng, a player who could match Cat God.
This man had sharp eyes that could see through other people’s thoughts with one glance.
Was he just telling Cheng Wei that Li Cangyu would become stronger and there was no need to worry?
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