The team stopped under the shadow of a huge tree as this happened, and the forest suddenly sank into an eerie silence.
Everyone looked at Lin Yun, waiting for the young mages answer
A proud sneer could be seen on Suvals face as he calmly stared at Lin Yun. He surprisingly wasnt urging Lin Yun to answer. In his eyes, this youth simply couldnt disobey the order from Falton, so it was only a matter of time before he agreed.
Since the outcome was already predetermined, Suval wouldnt mind showing the Black Towers magnanimity and giving the young mage some time to think.
Merlin, ah, Merlin. As a young mage, you are really quite troublesome! You actually made an esteemed 7th Rank Archmage eat quite a few losses. But so what? Although I dont know how you managed to curry favor with Sir Harren to the point that he would cover up for you several times, the situation is different now. I am carrying out Sir Faltons command, so Sir Harren cant blame me for following orders.
Holding back the magic beasts wont be an easy matter. Itd be almost impossible to avoid injuries. You are a mere 6th Rank High Mage, not worth mentioning among the rest of us. Once you can no longer rely on your subordinates, hehe
As his train of thought reached this point, the way Suval looked at Lin Yun changed again. He felt that Lin Yun was prey that had fallen into a trap and was now powerlessly struggling.
Lin Yun just remained silent for a moment, weighing the pros and cons. He obviously didnt fear Falton, but he was considering whether it was necessary to fall out with the Black Tower and the Watson Family at this moment
This Demiplane located at the end of the Wailing River had most likely been created after the death of Ancient God Constance.
He was an Ancient God famous for his outstanding achievements, and he represented wisdom. This peerless powerhouse, second only to the King of Gods, was likely undergoing his eternal rest in some part of this Demiplane.
Constances corpse was something that could make anyone go crazy over it. Even a powerhouse at the pinnacle of the world wouldnt be able to remain calm if they had the chance to obtain it.
Lin Yun had never planned to share it with others
This meant that Lin Yun had never planned to foolishly remain in the team the whole way. At some suitable occasion, he would split from the group and look for Ancient God Constances corpse on his own. Thus, his choice seemed obvious.
The only question was whether this was a suitable opportunity or not
He had just replaced the Heaven Puppets mechanical system, and the Hydra Heart was still in the process of fusing. Although the power of the puppet would reach an extremely terrifying level once it was done, it still needed some time.
Perhaps waiting until the Heaven Puppet completely fused would be even more suitable.
After all, there had been too many accidents happening in this Demiplane. In a way, this forest they had been moving through was like a microcosm of the Ancient God Era. No one could anticipate what they might encounter next.
There was strength in numbers.
Moreover, from another point of view, the requirements of the Black Tower werent completely unacceptable in Lin Yuns eyes.
Compared to separating and facing the ancient magic beasts on his own, he would at least be able to borrow the power of Archmages for free. This would play a huge role.
Although he would be letting the Black Tower and the Watson Family take advantage of him, Lin Yun could tolerate this small loss for the sake of Constances corpse. In the grand scheme of things, he would be the one taking advantage of them.
Moreover, Lin Yun already had some suspicions as to Falton and Zeuss goal.
The scepter of the Raging Flame Emperor Norrick wasnt enough to alarm the Black Towers Holy Land and the Watson Familys Ancestral Land. The timely arrival of these two High Rank Archmages couldnt be a coincidence
In order to confirm the intent of the two old foxes, Lin Yun felt that he needed to remain in the team and secretly observe.
Of course, although he had already come to a decision, Lin Yun didnt immediately accept Faltons plan. He had to reject it to some extent. Weakly backing down when faced with such an unreasonable arrangement wasnt a very plausible reaction.
"Im against it. This isnt fair. The three major forces should take turns to block the magic beasts," Lin Yun said with a frown.
Hearing this, the relaxed expression on Suvals face suddenly became somber.
Fair? What a joke! Who does that kid think he is? he thought. But out loud, he said, "High Mage Merlin, I think I should have made it clear earlier. This is an order from Sir Falton." Suval intentionally stressed Faltons name to remind the young mage. "Could it be that you dont know what the consequences are for disobeying an 8th Rank Archmages command?"
"Im not a member of the Black Tower," Lin Yun indifferently answered.
"Thats right, you arent a member of the Black Tower, but" Suval paused as his sneer became more pronounced. "This place isnt the Raging Flame Plane. No one would know if something unexpected happened"
A threat! It was a naked threat!
Before Lin Yun even reacted to Suvals threat, Weiss was already reeling in shock, a chill running down his spine.
Damn Suval, do you know what you are doing? Weiss inwardly cursed.
Weiss had always been concerned by how the situation was developing, but as a member of the Black Tower that was thinking of their interests, he didnt think that there was a problem with Sir Faltons order if it was listened to. If Mafa Merlin put in more effort, their side would naturally have an easier time.
But Weiss truly hadnt expected that Suval would disregard Harrens warning by using Faltons instructions to once again provoke this young mage.
You can just discuss it if there is something, why do you have to threaten him?
Weiss knew very well that although that young mage appeared harmless on the surface, he was hiding his true strength, which could even make a Representative like himself feel fear.
Even though he was an esteemed member of the Council of Seven and a 7th Rank Archmage, he was actually afraid of a 6th Rank High Mage. No one would believe it if they heard of this.
But it was a fact. Weiss clearly knew that this young mage had the power to make him feel fear.
And Suval and Weiss had very similar levels of power, Cant you see how polite I am towards Mafa Merlin? How could you keep provoking him? And furthermore, there is a Heaven Rank powerhouse standing behind him. You asked him if he knew the consequences of angering an 8th Rank Archmage, but do you even know how grave the consequences of angering a Heaven Mage are? Even Sir Harren, who is standing at the peak of the Black Tower, is still a step away from the Heaven realm!
And although Sir Falton came from the Holy Land, he is only an experienced 8th Rank Archmage. Although his magic power has made some progress over the years, it would be hard to say when he might reach the peak of the Archmage realm. You are threatening Mafa Merlin like that, but would you be able to handle the wrath of a Heaven Rank if you truly angered his backer?
Damnit, had I known earlier that Suval would pull something like that, I would have asked Sir Harren to transfer him back to the Black Tower as soon as possible to stop a calamity from descending upon us!
"High Mage Merlin, please dont take Suvals words to heart. I dont think he meant it like that" Weiss forced himself to intervene while helplessly complaining in his heart, Damn, I have to clean up your mess again. He tried to lighten up the atmosphere, but he was instantly interrupted by Falton.
"Suvals words represent my stance. High Mage Merlin, I think you should carefully think this over." Faltons sinister voice echoed, unquestionable and awe-inspiring.
"Sir Sir Falton, this" Weiss was stupefied, but he tried to say something.
"Alright." Falton waved his arm, interrupting Weiss once more. He then turned to look at him, resentfully telling Weiss, "Remember your status as a Representative of the Black Tower! The might of the Black Tower must not be challenged."
"This" Weiss was speechless, but with no better option, he could only turn around to check Lin Yuns reaction. From the latters calm expression, it looked like he hadnt been infuriated by Faltons words.
But Zeuss, who had been watching from the back this whole time, suddenly added, "I approve of Sir Faltons proposal. You mentioned unfairness, but High Mage Merlin, as the weakest person in the team, you should work harder and offer more help to make it fairer to the others."
The two foxes who had been opposing each other all along had unexpectedly united
At this time, Weiss heart sank. He hurriedly looked at Lin Yun in worry.
The others were still underestimating Lin Yun, but he clearly knew that only if both sides joined hands would they be able to barely resist this prodigy.
At this time, Weiss couldnt even worry about whether they might enrage the mysterious Heaven Rank behind Lin Yun. There was the much more immediate problem of how he should save himself if the young mage made a move.
But just as Weiss was fearfully paying attention to Lin Yuns expression, ready to cast a defensive spell any time, the young mage gave a reply that stunned him.
"Well, that argument is sound. In that case, I shall accept. My side will hinder the magic beasts."