Chrysalis Chapter 823: New Toys (935)

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Chapter 823: New Toys (935)

Ranking up my elemental magic after such a long time is a nice milestone and one that I’m super pleased about. What sort of delicious new spells will I gain access to? I’ve only very recently seen what dumping all of my gravity magic into a bomb can do, and whilst it’s obviously mega powerful, I can only shoot one of them! I need other options and that was the whole reason I worked so hard on the basic elemental mana skills!

As the trickling sensation blooms in my brain I eagerly reach for the knowledge that is being created there, grabbing it in drips and drabs as the skill upgrades.

Oho! Some juicy things indeed!

And so many spells! New combinations of elements that I couldn’t perform before! More potent, more destructive, more awe inspiringly DEVESTATING!

Muahahahhahaha!

Wait?! Is that the long suppressed resurrection of Dark Anthony? Down! Down you fiend! Back into the pit from whence you came!

Now. New magic, what can I do?

Bubbling away in my brain, new spell forms continue to take shape and I enjoy the process as they blossom into their final forms. Sometimes ranking up in magic just makes you better at it, helps you handle the existing spells and the construct better than you could before, but sometimes, like on this occasion, new spells come into play, but I didn’t expect to see this many. I suppose it makes sense since I’m technically ranking up eight different skills at once.

Blue fire, Ice, Stone and Gas magic being the four foundational elements and their combinations making up the rest.

The first new spell I investigate is one that seems to hold a lot of promise in my mind. A blend of fire and air, it takes a lot of mana, but can devastate a wide area with what looks like a fire tornado. Nasty. A base of twisting wind, a sprinkle of combustible gas and a rip roaring fire, when mixed correctly will produce a towering pillar of wind that burns with a furious heat.

I’ll need to experiment somewhere safe, obviously, but it appears as though it won’t stay in one place either, moving over the terrain in a way that I may or may not be able to control. Going to need to keep an eye on that.

The second a rather unusual c.o.c.ktail of water, gas and ice. This spell is also very resource intensive, which I’m starting to suspect they all will be, and requires forming a wide spray of water that is then frozen, trapping an unstable gas inside. The end result is a metric boat load of finger length, deadly missiles that well shatter with surprising force on impact, sending shards of magical ice all over the place.

Ouch. Probably not effective against more powerful monsters, but hey, with the sheer number of projectiles created with this spell, you never know. If I managed to compress the water mana before releasing it, the resulting ice may have more penetrating power than I expect.

I’ll call it, Concussive Needle! Or something.

The next option takes me by surprise. A flash hardening technique that makes use of stone, mud and ice mana. Weird. Effectively allowing the caster to shape something out of mud mana, then harden it near instantly. Perhaps not as flashy as some of the other spells, but I can see a h.e.l.l of a lot of applications out of combat and more than a few in it as well. I haven’t made much use of mud in the past, mainly because I felt it would be fruitless to slap something with wet dirt. Now that I think about it, there’s probably a lot more applications than I had considered. Turning the ground beneath an enemy into mud? That’s a cla.s.sic! But now I can take it a step beyond. I can bury an opponent under a jet of mud and then harden it around them before they can blink.

Come to think of it, if I hit someone with mud, I can turn it stone basically any time I want. Ooo I think this one’s going to be tricky. Quick thinking in a fight hasn’t been my speciality, outside of my reflexes of course. That doesn’t mean I can’t improve though.

What else have we got in here…

There’s a rather deadly looking combo of gas, air and fire. This spell looks a lot like the flamethrower effect I can already pull off, but turned up well past eleven and closer to fifteen. With the combination of an air funnel and gas mana providing more oomph for the flame, it should burn hotter than I can make fire on its own.

I might call this spell Dragon Breath. It’s going to look rad as h.e.l.l. It probably only tickles demons, considering how fire resistant they are, but hey, I can see plenty of use for it.

And lucky last. This spell seems… different, to the others. Let’s see here. Lava? Lava is cool as heck, I want to use more lava. And we combine it with, stone? It’s already part stone. What do we do with it though? We create a highly pressurised pocket of lava underground. I mean, cool? Is that supposed to be some kind of lava landmine? But then why the heck does it require so much earth and stone mana? Like, a lot.

Wait a second.

Is this… a volcano? I think it is!

Once the pressure below ground reaches a certain point, the spell creates a ma.s.sive shift in the ground, driving the pressure upwards, which should result in a ma.s.sive up swell as the lava burst forth, sending flaming rocks and rives of lava everywhere. With enough mana investment, I could make an actual, full blown volcano. But… we are talking about a ton of mana. More than I could handle in a day, probably.

If we could tunnel underneath the termite nest… and somehow remain undetected, then I could gradually build up this spell directly underneath their mountain. I’d need help from other mages to conceal such a ma.s.sive concentration of mana, but it could be doable.

If it all came off, we could destroy the termites without even having to fight them, the spell would flood their tunnels with lava and shatter the mountain from the inside.

Not a nice way to go, but all is fair in war against termites.

Chrysalis Chapter 822: The Tally Man (934)

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Chapter 822: The Tally Man (934)

“I’m telling you! We found a super, suuuper fishy scent trail and we decided to follow it!”

“How much of that was wanting to investigate a possible threat and how much of it was just wanting to keep running once you got your speed up?”

“Both-both! Running is fun! Investigating for the family is important!”

I mean. That’s true…

“Just try a little harder not to run headlong into dangerous situations, alright? If I hadn’t showed up, you and all of your followers would be dead right now.”

“I’m sorry, senior.”

And she actually looks like it, for once. Vibrant’s grown up big and strong compare to that miniscule little grub that I saved way back when. Endangering herself and her squad wasn’t something that she intended to do and I’m pleased to see her properly reflecting on her behaviour.

“Well… don’t beat yourself up too much, it looks like the lizards set a trap and we weren’t ready for something like that. If they can mask or somehow create scent trails then that’s something we’ll need to investigate. If they can manipulate our sense of smell then we may not be able to rely on our own trails. That’s a nasty swerve.”

“I’llgolettheothersknowokaybyeeeeeee!”

Unable to contain herself to a normal pace of conversation anymore, Vibrant blasts me in the face with words and then turns and dashes away, kicking up a wave of dust that further smacks into my already reeling mug. That wasn’t necessary! Neither of those were necessary!

Ugh, whatever. d.a.m.n, I’m tired. It takes a lot to get me tired, but this whole escapade has managed it. The constant construction work, followed by a battle, followed by more construction, then the chase after Vibrant and another battle. Even ten thousand ants providing regenerative energy through the Vestibule isn’t enough to fully soothe my fatigue. More to the point, I’m mentally exhausted after the many ups and downs. I need a snooze. Badly.

“Eldest! Vibrant has been running around telling everyone all sorts of things about a giant mountain nest and bombs and lizards. I’m confused.”

Poor Sloan looks it too, her antennae twitching as she tries to make sense of what Vibrant had been saying as she roared past.

“It’s not that complicated, but the implications are serious,” I sigh. “Basically, Vibrant was lured all the way to the termite nest. Well, a termite nest. I suppose we don’t actually know that there isn’t more than one. Anyway. It seems that the lizards have managed to find a way to produce pheromones via mana in some fashion, so we’ll need to be extra careful and not rely on our trails too much. When I turned up they had Vibrant trapped under a shield along with her crew. My squad and I broke in, caused a bit of havoc and then got them out. No problem.”

“No problem?” Sloan doesn’t seem convinced. “It doesn’t sound like it was no problem. I’m guessing you’ve left more than a little of the story out of your telling.”

I shrug.

“The details will get out there soon enough and aren’t really relevant.”

I’m not wrong, all of Vibrant’s followers were there. The tale will be all over the fortifications before long.

“What is relevant,” I continue, “is what the reaction of the kaarmodo will be after we spit directly in their face like this.”

“What are your thought?”

My thoughts? It always boil down to the same few options in the end.

“They’ll either back off or double down. If they reflect on what happened and conclude that they might have bitten off more than they can chew, they’ll retreat, hit the pause b.u.t.ton on their termite strategy. Or, they’ll get angry at us and invest even further in the termites before they come after us with a vengeance.”

“So we should start preparing then.”

“Indeed. We probably need another ten thousand ants to come down here to be honest.”

“I’ll get the word out.”

Out of the two options, is there really even a point considering which they might choose? When have the enemies of the Colony done anything other than come at us harder? It’s predictable at this point.

“You do that. I’m going to go have a snooze.”

And check my status, I haven’t done that in ages. Me and four comrades pile into a separate chamber, out of the way of the main worker thoroughfares and immediately fall into a long session of torpor. Sarah waves us goodbye before we stumble in, not an easy feat with a bear paw, before she lumbers off to help with construction. When I awake, it’s with a start as my insect body zaps itself to alertness once more.

HARRAZ! I’m up!

What was I going to do? Oh yeah! Status update. Man I haven’t checked it in ages, there should be some juicy stuff in there. I don’t know the exact number of announcements I got after that gravity bomb, but it was a lot. Hopefully I’ve managed to climb in levels at least a little. Come to think of it, I haven’t really looked at it since my last mutation, which was over a week ago. So much hunting and fighting lately!

Name: Anthony

Level: 46 (Rare) (VI)

Might: 205

Toughness: 180

Cunning: 145

Will: 100

HP: 360/360

MP: 530/530

Skills:

General:

Master Excavation (IV) Level 31; Expert Grip (III) Level 20; Expert Stealth (III) Level 10; Tunnel Compa.s.s (IV) Level 9; Iron Mind (IV) Level 40; Master Stamina (IV) Level 14; Still Meditation (IV) Level 21; Snap Dash (IV) Level 31;

Mana:

Mana Craft (V) Level 56; Condensed Mana (IV) Level 40; Finer External Mana Manipulation (IV) Level 31; Mana h.o.a.rder (IV) Level 31; Layered Mind Magic Affinity (V) Level 24; Directed Mana Sensing (IV) Level 36 Expert Healing Magic Affinity (III) Level 20; Omni-Elemental Affinity (V) Level 80; Advanced Mana Masking (III) Level 15; Wood Magic Affinity (I) Level 1; Metal Magic Affinity (I) Level 1; Lightning Magic Affinity (I) Level 1; Advanced Force Magic Affinity (III) Level 16;

Pet:

Further Pet Communication (III) Level 20; Core Crafting (IV) Level 18; Pet Growth Speed (I) Level 5;

Defensive:

Grandmaster Exo-Skeleton Defence (V) Level 45; Master Dodge (IV) Level 40; Master Endure (IV) Level 16; Expert Grace (III) Level 20; Advanced Mandible Parry (II) Level 10;

Offensive:

Unerring Acid Shot (IV) Level 26; Master Precise Shooting (IV) Level 38; Doom Chomp (V) Level 55; Mandible Spear (II) Level 8; Advanced Chomp Combo (II) Level 10; Charge (II) Level 6;

Mutations:

Senses:

Sharpened Perimeter Eyes +25, Future Wave Sight Antennae + 30 (Twilight Filament);

Defence:

Thickened Complete Diamond Carapace +30, Fortified Healing Inner Carapace Plating +30;

Physical:

Hardened Rapid Absorption Legs +25, Mana Drenched Mandibles +30, Hastened Potent Regeneration Gland + 30, Loud Convincing Pheromone Gland +25, Vast Hungering Stomach + 25; Lock Hyper-Twitch Musculature +25, Coordinating Instant Transmission Sub-Neural Network +25;

Acid:

Propagating Mana-Feasting Bind Acid Gland +25, Guided Hyper Pressurised Scattershot Acid Nozzle +25; Thickened Draining Acid concentration gland +25, Exhausting Thickener Acid Stimulation Gland +25;

Mental:

Indomitable Coordination Cortex + 30; Condensing Gravity Main Brain +15; Mind Mana Focused Sub-Brain +15; Mind Mana Focused Sub-Brain +15; Mind Mana Focused Sub-Brain +15;

Mana:

Forceful Unending Gravity Magic Gland +30; Might Infusing Collective Will Vestibule +30 (Soul Crystal); High Purifying Communal Spirit Nave +30;

Species: Colony Paragon

Skill points: 57

Bioma.s.s: 653

Oh, shoot! That is a lot of levels! Up to level forty six already? This is already past the halfway point for my last evolution. Nice! I’ve also got a ton of skills that I need to rank up. I really should have checked my status ages ago.

Most interesting of all is the level of my omni-elemental affinity! All of my diligent practice has finally paid off! Muahahahaaaa! Better rank up these skills and see what happens!