“Your wish is simple. I can help you with that!” said Ye Lang, still busy with his food.
“I’m going to punch you if you dare suggest putting me back to sleep!” threatened Xuan Yuanbing, showing her fists. The stance didn’t last long as the Lady resumed to stare blankly at the empty square.
If it was possible, she would love to create a garden here. She’d be its sole designer and supervisor…
To be honest, with her title as the Sacred Lady, no one would even bat an eye if she wanted to build a skyscraper here.
“No, I meant I’ll help build it. I never said anything about putting you back to sleep!” defended Ye Lang, words unclear as his cheeks were once again full with food. The boy stared ahead blankly- no, he was deep in thought.
“??” the Lady was positively puzzled as Ye Lang began to strike a few poses. What on earth was he trying to do?
Ye Lang joined his palms with a loud clap before placing them on the ground. Intense rays of light began to shine through his fingers and soon dispersed uniformly everywhere.
“Ye Lang, which formation are you using?” Zhen Xiaoyan stopped in her tracks, observing the alchemy formation beneath her. She couldn’t put her mind around it due to its complexity.
The formation consisted of three elements- fire, earth and water. These elements were a part of the natural series and were rarely used among magicians.
A formation part of the natural series like this allows its user to control plants via magic. Its user could control vegetation growth, size and appearance. According to legends, one could even create a new plant species!
Unfortunately, only a few had the ability or attribute to use the natural series. The ability was generally limited to only the elf tribe and its descendants. Users of other tribes were not unheard of.
Albeit so, this power could be used by anyone if they wished, the endowment had nothing to do with its mastery.
The reason behind its rare usage was due to the fact that there were strict requirements for this series. All spells were dependent on pre-existing conditions, just like how plants need soil and water to live. Without these, any attempt would be futile except for the usage of its related healing magic. Its healing magic was applicable to all living things, entirely independent of pre-existing conditions.
Therefore, under normal circumstances, natural series magic was used for its support and healing properties. Lacking powerful attacks, people gradually move away from it, which subsequently made the practice obscure.
All tribes, humans and others alike, valued power for their survival. Tame magic as such was never fancied.
Surprisingly, natural series magic was rather prevalent in alchemy, it had several relevant formations though comparatively few. Some alchemists had even claimed that they’ve never used it in their life!
Ye Lang’s great interest in the natural series came from it being a component of his self-made formations. Because of that, the boy had read up a lot about it.
“It’s an alchemy formation!” Ye Lang shouted back an answer to Zhen Xiaoyan- which proved to be utterly useless as everyone already knew that. That was not an answer but everyone started to witness the materialization of his intention.
Lights extended towards all corners of the site bit by bit, joining together to form an outline of an incomplete formation framework. The expansion halted once the desired size was achieved, Ye Lang started to focus his efforts to complete the formation.
Everyone was terrified at the size of this massive formation, its radius was around two kilometres! That was insanely impressive as this was all powered by one sole person.
Though the formation was massive, it had only taken up a humbling one-third of the vacated site, realization soon dawned the people- the site was outrageously large!
There was no way anyone could miss such a big formation. It didn't take long before everyone started to gather around albeit forced to watch it from a distance. The formation had created a dome-shaped barrier around Ye Lang.
Naturally, the Light Riders noticed it first, having dispatched some riders to surround the venue.
Aside from their task to protect Ye Lang and Xuan Yuanbing, they were also there to prevent any interruption towards the formation. Funnily, the riders were unsure of Ye Lang's intention.
As seconds went by, more people joined the spectating crowd, particularly alchemists.
The alchemists around the region and from the Sacred Teachings were highly interested in Ye Lang, the boy was famous for his skill. As soon as they caught wind of the news, alchemists from the Sacred Teachings, Ye Academy and the Royal Institute of Education came rushing in. There was no time to lose!
After deeming the formation complete, Ye Lang stood up from his crouching stance. With a swift wave of his arms, he summoned a floating glowing circle.
Everyone watched on with curiosity.
“Let’s place a small river here,” he stroked a line within the circle, the line swiftly settled in. Soon, the ground in a corner within the formation began to change, sinking to form a long indent to create a riverbed.
Then, water started to materialize in thin air, quickly filling up the newly-formed hollow.
What? How was this possible?!
Everyone had somewhat understood the function of the circle but how Ye Lang did that remained a mystery.
This was something new. No one had seen anything like this!
“Do you understand now?” Ye Lang directed a sudden question at Xuan Yuanbing.
What could he possibly mean? Ye Lanyu, Zhen Xiaoyan and the seventh princess had no idea. Weirdly, Xuan Yuanbing was nodding in response!
“Yeah, I do!”
Xuan Yuanbing approached the boy, holding out her arms to touch the outer rim of the glowing circle. The Lady took a deep breath and closed her eyes…
“Have fun!” said Ye Lang as he left towards Zhen Xiaoyan, eager for more snacks.
“Alright!” replied Xuan Yuanbing. The Lady started placing deliberate strokes on different corners in the circle in such a fast pace it looked like she was dancing, anything she visualized was materialized correspondingly.