Chapter 1024 - You Lost
Another resounding clash rang out but this time, instead of launching another attack, both took a jump back.
We have been fighting for nearly an hour and fought quite well, but we did not use all our strength. We have always held back using our full power, as this was not the time.
Like me, with my new and improved Runic Armor, this is also her first fight since she accepted her inheritance and needed some long fight to get used to her inheritance, and now she did.
"Shall we go all out?" she asked, to which I nodded, as it finally time to all-out, use every bit of the strength we have to fight.
Seeing my nod, a confident smile appeared on her face as her steely armor started to s.h.i.+ne, and the design of bloodied weapons began to appear on her Armor, which made it look regal and threatening at the same time.
As the transformation of her Steel Armor completed, another thing happened, which shocked the h.e.l.l out of me.
From Elina, another Elina came out, and this Elina looks the same as other Elina, from aura to power; even when I concentrated my killing Rule on her, I could not spot the difference between the two.
This is not the ability of her Inheritance; it is her Art; the lingering worldly aura on both of the Elina's are proof of it.
A weird smile came across Elina's lips, and both of them came at me with extremely fast speed; seeing them coming, I know I had to do something. If not them, it is very likely I will lose this battle.
I immediately activated the sin domain; the domain is the best way to deal with these kinds of tricky situations.
It will enhance my sensory powers, which will help me identify which Elina is real and which is the fake.
Not to forget this is a Domain where I could block some amount of worldly energy she requires for her which will weaken it quite much.
Domain's is revered, and it is not without reason; both Elina's shocked seeing the domain, and if I had looked back, I would have seen even professor Josephine had a shock on her face.
'Since I am going all out, I might as well go full out.' I thought as I looked at my spreading blood-red domain, and the next moment, a reddish hue started to appear in the blood-red domain and sand winds started to flow inside it.
With my Const.i.tution advancing to level 12, the size of Domain had also increased. Now it could cover three hundred meters; on the other hand, the Domain of Withering Sand had a size of hundred meters when its energy refines in the 5th floor Tower.
After its energy refined into the 6th floor, its size increased to two hundred meters, but it is still smaller than the three hundred meters. So, I had merged it with the Sin Domain, which increased its sand without reducing its power.
Despite the appearance of Domain, the momentum of both Elina's did not stop; both of them came at me without the fear of sandy winds cras.h.i.+ng at them.
Both of them appeared beside me and attacked where I received another shock; I had thought both of them would launch the same attack, but no, both of the Elina's had launched different types of attacks.
With them in my domain, I could see everything about their attack and knew that both attacks launched are real, there is no fake.
Seeing this, I couldn't help but curse myself. The arts are not simple methods; one dies before knowing how if one equals Arts with a simple method.
Seeing their attack coming, I did not launch my attack; instead, I disappeared from my spot and appeared behind Elina on the left side and attacked her. The reason I did not counter their attack was because I could not.
Their attack is too perfect; I could only counter only one Elina's attack while other attacks will surely hit me; though I have another way, I don't want to use it, once known, defeating her will become even harder.
With her senses suppressed under the domain, she took little more time noticing my attack, but she is still too fast.
The Elina I was attacking has disappeared, appeared behind me and attacked, and other Elina who did not change places have turned back and whipped her spear at me.
She had launched another twin attack, and I again had to disappear from my spot to avoid it before I appeared behind 2nd Elina and launched and swung my sword at her neck, which she had avoided and launched an attack of her own coordinated with 2nd Elina.
We continue attacking each other, but not a single party able to land an attack on others.
I have to Marvel her strength; despite being in my domain under the constant attack of Mystic Ability, and with senses and strength suppressed, she is still able to make it really hard for my attack.
All the attacks I've launched at her failed, she would immediately dodge them with her speed, and I would have to dodge, as countering them means getting hit by the others.
I am fighting them, but also I am observing them with the full power of my domain. I want to see which Elina is real and which is fake and as with constant fighting, I was able to gather some hits, but they are not enough.
"Art of War: Steel Piercer!:
Suddenly I had a very threatening feeling come over me. I had thought this would be another of their Inheritance attacks, but no, this time they have launched a powerful energy attack.
Both their tips of spears glowed brightly for a brief moment before she released a thumb-size steely energy beam, which came at me at really fast speed.
I had sensed them quite early and immediately prepared to dodge with all my strength, but these two beams were so fast that they had grazed by me, thus releasing a very huge amount of energy into my Armor.
If I were not wearing Runic Armor, my intermediate Grade Rule would not have been enough to swallow the energy, but with the aid of runes, not it had swallowed the crushed energy which but also quickly covered into energy which I used in my next attack.
I used that energy to launch my most powerful attack yet, which was avoided by the 1st Elina by hair breath, but that moment when she avoided it, I finally solved the Mystery of who's real and who's fake.
I muttered in my head, that question had been stopping me utilizing all the data I had collected fighting more than an hour, but now I could use it, but it is not time; I had to find the perfect moment.
Me finding the real Elina is pure coincidence; if they merged and divided again, then it would be quite difficult for me to differentiate between them.
So, I had to attack at the perfect moment; if I missed it, then I would have to continue fighting for more than an hour, which I don't want as she might find a way to beat at that time.
So, I wanted, and I had to wait for a total of twelve minutes before the chance, the chance was another energy attack which both Elina had been attacking me with once in every minute.
They launched an energy attack at the perfect moment that gave me very little chance to dodge, sensing it before I started to dodge.
But I was unsuccessful, I was able to dodge one energy beam, but I failed to dodge the other, which hit me directly on my a.s.s.
As the energy touched me, my armor rippled as it sucked the huge amount of energy. This attack of her is extremely fearsome, that thumb-size beam back a huge amount of energy, way greater than Imagined.
If my Runic Armor would have made only of the Fire ability, it would have cracked apart by such a terrifying attack but not with Rule powers present, especially Healing Rule power, which gave my rigid armor flexibility.
With the help of the Healing Rule, I had rippled formation, which's threads connect to whole Armor, so if any terrifying attack came, it would absorb the excess energy and create ripples around the air, effectively neutralizing excess power while sending the remaining power to swirling formation.
As the remaining energy is crushed, swallowed, and converted. As I got a huge amount of converted energy, I used it immediately and also added the full power of my Armor and disappeared.
I said next moment; I appeared back of the real Elina with my sword by her neck.