\" Y..You..\", Derek stuttered at the sudden increase in Max's strength.
But before he could speak any further, Max had already closed in on him.
His eyes widened and his face began to get dark. Derek knew that he couldn't avoid the blow.
He immediately brought his sword in front of his body planning to block the attack.
But suddenly Max turned his wrist and in front of Derek's wide eyes, and the incoming stab turned into a punch which bypassed his sword by an inch and hit his stomach.
\" Bang! \"
The sound of the impact reverberated in the entire street.
Derek felt a sweetness rise in his throat as he staggered behind.
\" Splash! \"
Finally, he couldn't hold it any longer and the blood rushed out of his mouth.
\" Clang! \"
He pierced his sword into the floor pavement and stopped himself from falling onto his knees.
I finally had reversed the situation.
One more hit...One more hit…
I pushed myself and broke into a dash trying to close in on that guy for the final hit.
My time was almost over.
I needed to make it.
Only 3 seconds were left.
I could see the duration of the skill.
I was finally in front of him.
I could see the man face me without fear in his eyes. He didn't even flinch as I swung my dagger towards his neck. There was pride in his eyes. He wouldn't show his back nor would he back down in fear.
I didn't know why but at this moment, I felt this guy was better than the earlier ones. At least he had his principles.
My dagger was only an inch away from his neck. I had made it in time.
The skill bar for the Blood Lust went gray.
While my dagger…. never made it.
Just as the blade of my dagger dug into the man's neck. I felt a strong grip on my arm.
I couldn't even budge in front of the strong grip.
I turned my head to see a figure who seemed to appear out of thin air.
There was nothing extraordinary about this blue-haired man. He looked like a scholar.
\" Alciel..you..bastard.. move... it is my fight.\", Derek said in his trembling voice.
\" This is the reason, I hate you people from Pride¹. Acting tough in every situation. Besides, even though you are from a different branch and my Masters' guest. Don't forget who I am \", the man calmly talked as I started to lose all the strength in my body.
\" Oh! my..how rude of me.I forgot to introduce myself. I am Alciel Rowen, the Vice Master of Greed Branch.\" He said while looking at me and then further continued with a smile, \"And I would like to apologize as you are going to die soon.\"
As soon as he finished speaking, I felt a pressure slowly descending on me.
On the other side, Lisa's eyes widened on this new person's appearance.
She knew about him.
Not only her but many people know about him.
There were very few Master Level Mages on the continent.