The Amber Sword - v4c124p1




The detainer Fingus' narrow, fishy red sword body brought up the residual light like a red line constantly changing trajectory, and could not even see the Miirna's lord lending a hand on the ground, he suddenly left the ground, the whole body was like a cannonball shot towards Brendel. How long was that moment? It was as if Brendel opened his lungs to complete a breath, but before his chest cavity could
 
The pale, indifferent, wrinkled, and eyes burning with the fire of the soul of the face of Seibers has appeared in his eyes because the distance is so close, can even see the deep folds crisscrossing each of the changes carved in the other face.
 
  Quickly! Brendel was horrified, the magic in the flowing air from the two Lines of Laws of the Shallow Seas and the Mountain of Quelled Storms had not moved, neither the Elemental power of the earth's hub. This was not the skill of the Guardian of the Frost Earth, the King of the Frost Knights may have simply used the skill of swordplay to achieve this speed - almost beyond the speed of the Flash Strike Sword. The time for Brendel to react was almost zero and he could not retreat as the Soul Detainer Fingus would reach him before he could even tighten his muscles. The sword would have pierced his left shoulder, go downwards, move from left to right and cut his chest open right across his heart accurately. Therefore, even with his indomitable talent, Brendel did not want to take that risk. 
 
What about raising the sword to block it? No, it'd be still too slow, the King of the Frost Knights will definitely change his tactics. All consideration flashed through his minds like a million thoughts, if that narrow blade retracted and cut upward from the bottom, he felt that he had no possibility and no chance to make a second block.
 
There was only one chance.
 
Seibers slashed his sword down while his cold expression remained, the blade seemed to cut into Brendel's body from his left shoulder like how a hot knife cuts through butter. But Brendel still raised his sword as if he was not hurt and stabbed towards this King of Frost Knights, the wide and thick blade of the Earth Sword pointed straight at Seibers' chest. "Huh--" Seibers' eyebrows raised slightly, but Brendel's movements were too slow in his eyes.
 
The blade of the Halran Gaia was still about two inches away from his chest when Seibers calmly withdrew his sword and gently tapped the spine of his sword on Brendel's. The entire image of Brendel stalled and then dissipated into countless tiny magic particles with the wind.
 
As if he had expected this scene, the Miirna's lord did not hesitate, he stepped forward with his right foot, and retracted the Soul Detainer Fingus slightly as if he would open his talons like a swooping falcon as soon as he found the direction of Brendel's retreat. But to his surprise, there was nothing behind those stars of light blue magic particles after they dispersed.

There was a muffled thud and a huge force suddenly came from behind him, Although the Undead could not feel excruciating pain, he still had to bear the impact of the blow. Seibers stumbled forward, with his face showing a look of mixed incredulity and pain at the same time; due to the lack of defense, Brendel's sword has almost shaken his Soul Fire.
 
As Seibers was turning around, the long sword wound on his back began to heal, and Brendel even saw pieces of armor that he had cut off float up from the ground and reassembled themselves onto the Frost Knight King's body. But he knew that this was only a superficial phenomenon, the source of the power of the Undead comes from their dark and twisted soul, he could be sure that his sword had at least carved a mark on his opponent's soul.
 
This was evident by Seibers' frown, and the other evidence was the pale damage numbers that appeared on the latter's body, unlike the living who would not have this phenomenon.
 
"He really made a right guess that I would use the Nine Luminaries." Brendel said in his mind with a slight sideways glance.

"As I said, he must have discovered my presence, this guy is a terrifying warrior, your Nine Luminaries Sword Art has little advantage in front of him." The voice of Sanorso replied thus.
 
"What -a- fight!" Seibers sighed, "The Flash Strike and Nine Luminaries, have appeared in one person at the same time for thousands of years, makes me sigh with wonder at the passage of time and how everything is changing. But why don't you show me another legacy, Alphonse, the Dragon of Fury, or Tiamat, the Dragon of War?" Once again he raised the bloody sword in his hand.
 
But unlike the sudden attack last time, this time Brendel was also prepared and hurriedly took a small step back, lowered his center of gravity, raised the Halran Gaia, and took a defensive stance. 
 
"This guy is really keen, he immediately guessed our trick."

"It's just your trick, I told you that this guy Seibers was born to fight, he rose from the status of a commoner to the position of a lord. Indeed, a 'superman', a myth among the Miirna." Sanorso replied indifferently.
 
"But I always feel as if this guy is testing me." Brendel replied in a small, puzzled voice in his mind.
 
"Why do you say that?"
 
"Just now, although that blow was amazing, I can feel that it was still not that guy's full potential, that even after perfecting the Bronze Body, it does not stop there. If he had gone all out, I would have been dead by now, not to mention that this was his Ultimate Plains, and if he had used the Power of the Laws, I would have had no chance of escaping. I feel that he has deliberately suppressed his power so that the power of the body is only at the uppermost level of the Elemental Activation-"

Everything that happened between the two was finished in a flash, in fact, at this time Seibers had already launched a second attack, a mediocre straight thrust, no characteristics to speak of, but was as fast as lightning. It left no way for people to evade, but to only raise their swords to fight. Brendel distracted the sword to the side, but before the blade of the Halran Gaia touched the Soul Detainer Fingus, Seibers had already retracted his sword and stabbed him in the abdomen.
 
Both swords plays were typical of classical swordsmanship, any contemporaneous sword saint would have been confused, not because of inferior skills, but because most of the ancient swordsmanship's technical specifications were very different from the contemporary world's. However, Brendel was an exception. He had had experience with swordsmen from ancient times, and there were plenty of opportunities in the odd quests of The Amber Sword, where players have developed ways to acquire ancient skills, so they would not be unfamiliar with many things from that era.
 
The Miirna's battle swordplay formation was nothing more than what he expected. 

A human's blink of an eye is less than a fifth of a second, only a few people would pay attention to this subtle action of their kind. In the moment of blinking, humans close their vision and replace it once again, as if it were a frame with scenes in a continuous switch. However, in this moment when the scene in the frame was switching, Seibers stabbed straight, Brendel deflected his swords sideways, Seibers retracted tis sword, stabbed again, Brendel blocked with the hilt, Seibers cut across, Brendel stepped back and defended with his sword. The two exchanged movements several times, as if the movements preceded the speed of sound transmission, it was only after a round of exchange that Sanorso heard the crunching sound of the two swords meeting.
 
The King of Frost Knights looked up-
 
"You can predict the trajectory of my sword?" Even though his gaze was like burning fire, the shock in the Miirna's lord's eyes was still visible. His voice buzzed in the ears of everyone, "What's going on? I noticed that the Silver Elf's former young princess is among your companions, which means you have mastered their uncanny battle technique? No, wait, not only that, although the Silver Elf's battle technique is strange and mysterious, but to put it bluntly, it is just a pre-read move, your reaction is even one step ahead of that, you know in advance how I will-"
 
Brendel breathed heavily, he did not have the leisure of Seibers to worry about these issues, the King of the Frost Knight's combat education had exceeded his expectation, although the latter seemed to have suppressed his potential within a certain range, but the swordplay alone was enough to have no chance of relaxation. There was no technique, just speed. Brendel did not know how someone could practice the battle swordplay formation so quickly. It was obviously three rigid moves, if it was anyone else Brendel could have eliminiate the other party easily, but for Seibers, three moves were just as if one, leaving Brendel's hands numbed as he merely blocked them.

He and Seibers were both equally surprised.

How can it be so fast?